Another new Pokemon Mega Evolution that will feature in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has been unveiled.
Slowbro, the Water/Psychic type Pokemon that appeared in the original Pokemon Red and Blue Kanto region, will also be found in the Hoenn region where Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is situated.
And in the upcoming Pokemon game, Slowbro has the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Slowbro.
Instead of wearing the Shellder clamp on its tail (regular Slowbro) or on its head (Slowking), Mega Slowbo wears the Sheller around its body like armor.
This does not leave Mega Shellder with much mobility, and it has to move about by bouncing on its tail.
The Shellder armor gets boosted by Mega Slowbro’s energy, and it becomes “so hard that nothing and no one can scratch it.”
Indeed, Mega Slowbro has the Ability Shell Armor, which prevents opponents from landing a critical hit.
Stats wise, Mega Slowbro has a Defense buff, and an improved Sp. Attack, which makes it an ideal Pokemon for “long, sticky battles that require endurance.”
Mega Evolution was first introduced in Pokemon X and Y. A Pokemon can Mega Evolve if the trainer holds a Key Stone and the Pokemon holds the appropriate Mega Stone.
The story behind Mega Evolution has not been fully explained, although Nintendo notes that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will take trainers “ever closer to the heart of the secrets behind Mega Evolution,” a phenomenon which is “said to be the greatest mystery of the Pokémon world.”
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS are set for a November 21 release in North America, Japan, and Australia, and will launch in Europe a week later.