VIDEO: "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" Preview Introduces Champion Steven, Gym Leader and Pikachu Cosplay!

Nintendo 3DS launch planned for November 21

A new preview video for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire introduces Champion Steven and his Mega Metagross, Hoenn region gym leader Roxanne, and the new Pikachu Cosplay feature of the game, slated to launch for the Nintendo 3DS on November 21st.


 Mega Metagross has been revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire! Trainers hoping to become Pokémon Champion of the Hoenn region will have to face off against Champion Steven and this powerful Pokémon.




Pikachu Rock Star

A cool red jacket with metal accents! The fur trim around the collar sure stands out on stage!


Pikachu Belle

A tidy and trim dress of blue and white and a hat with flower-and-feather accents looks just gorgeous.


Pikachu Pop Star


Pikachu, Ph. D.
The white coat and thick glasses give off quite the academic air. Is that a glimpse of some candy in its pocket?


Pikachu Libre
Pikachu has disguised itself as a masked warrior! It’s way too big a star to be limited to the wrestling ring!



Champion Steven will be closely involved with you while you explore Hoenn. This mysterious young man has a great interest in collecting rare stones. He's in pursuit of the true story behind the mysteries that lie at the heart of the stories in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire : the origins of Mega Evolution and the Legendary Pokémon.

If you manage to defeat the Elite Four, the summit of the Pokémon League will be your next goal, where you must challenge Steven. As the Champion of the Hoenn region's Pokémon League, Steven uses Steel-type Pokémon.

Steven is also a user of Mega Evolution. He wears a Mega Stickpin, which bears a Key Stone, one of the mysterious stones needed for a Pokémon to Mega Evolve.


Species Iron Leg Pokémon
Type Steel/Psychic
Ability Tough Claws
Height 8' 02"
Weight 2,078.7 lbs.

Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross's Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Its Speed is also increased greatly, and its stats are better balanced than ever! With increases in its Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, this is a Pokémon primed for both offense and defense.

Gym Leader Roxanne

She is both a star pupil at the Trainers' School in Rustboro City and a Gym Leader with true ability. She tries hard to sound mature for her age. You'll earn the Stone Badge if you defeat this tough Trainer. Roxanne uses Rock-type Pokémon, including Nosepass.


The Stone Badge



Species Compass Pokémon
Type Rock
Ability Sturdy / Magnet Pull
Height 3' 03"
Weight 213.8 lbs.

Nosepass's magnetic nose is always pointed to the north. If two Nosepass meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another. When they are in danger, they increase their magnetism and draw iron to themselves to protect their bodies.


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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