Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Legendary Rayquaza Can Mega Evolve Too (+Demo Download Info)

October 3, 2014 Updated: October 3, 2014

The third legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will get a Mega Evolution. 

With its fellow legendary counterparts Groudon and Kyogre being able to Mega Evolve into Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, it is no surprise that Mega Rayquaza is a thing. Really, how else is Rayquaza going to match its legendary peers otherwise?

According to the Pokemon Company, Rayquaza has a high Attack and Sp. Attack, and those stats would sky rocket once the Flying and Dragon type Pokemon Mega Evolves. 

Mega Rayquaza gains the ability Delta Stream, an Ability which generates strong winds that lasts as long as Mega Rayquaza is in battle, and “cannot be dispelled by changing the weather condition, except by a very limited number of Pokemon.” 

The Pokemon Company hasn’t revealed which Pokemon can counter Mega Rayquaza’s ability, but the weather condition moves like Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, Hail, as well as Pokemon Abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate once Mega Rayquaza enters play. 

Besides a very strong Pokemon Ability, Mega Rayquaza has a unique Flying-type move, Dragon Ascent, which has the “greatest power ratings” in its class of moves. 

The size and weight of Mega Rayquaza remains a mystery, but expect it to be, well, a mega-sized version of Rayquaza, much like how Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre dwarf their regular form. 

In other news, the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo code can be redeemed in Switzerland. 

Trainers can get a code at the Swiss Toy Fair from October 1 to October 5. After that, they can use it to download their free demo copy when it launches on October 15. 

In Japan, the code can be found in the CoroCoro November 2014 issue, while in the United Kingdom, Amazon, Smyth Toys Superstores, ShoTo, GAME-Nintendo Zone, WIkia, Bin Weevils, Nintendo Life, and the Nintendo UK Official Store will be making the code available. 

The Pokemon Company hasn’t revealed how trainers in North America can get their download code. 

Very briefly, the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version will be set in Mossdeep City, and players can choose between second stage evolutions Combusken, Marshstomp, and Grovyle as their starter. 

In the full game, players will still get to start off with either Torchic, Mudkip, or Treecko.

After completing the demo, trainers should receive a Mega Evolution that has yet to be revealed. 

The demo isn’t over once it is completed, as there will be special daily events for trainers to accomplish.

Once the full game is out, trainers will be able to transfer their Mega Evolution and any items collected in the demo over via the Pokemon Link.  

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be out for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on November 21 in North America, Japan and Australia.