Pokemon.com has updated with all of the information from CoroCoro magazine, plus some new details! The info, screenshots, and artwork are all included below. Click the thumbnails to enlarge the images, then use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through them.
Horde Battles with Trainers: In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Horde Encounters won’t be limited to battling wild Pokémon. They can even occur when battling other Trainers. Face off against five Trainers at once in these thrilling battles!
Shiny Beldum: As a special gift for those who purchase Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire shortly after launch, a special Shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone will be available! By raising this Beldum, you will be able to evolve it all the way into a Shiny Mega Metagross! This is your chance to get a powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon right away and in a very rare form!
Cosplay Pikachu: More has been revealed about the Pikachu wearing creative costumes. The truth is that this Pikachu is a star Pokémon that’s wildly popular in Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. It goes by the name Cosplay Pikachu! The heart-shaped mark on its tail is its signature, and it absolutely loves fashion. By dressing up in different costumes, it can steal the show in all kinds of contests! After you take part in your first contest, you will be able to get this Cosplay Pikachu on your team. You can change Cosplay Pikachu’s costumes anytime in the green room at any Contest Hall. Note: Other Pikachu that you catch or obtain cannot dress up in these costumes. Only the Cosplay Pikachu that you receive at the Contest Hall can dress up in contests. Cosplay Pikachu can have its costumes changed anytime in the green room at any Contest Hall. Cosplay Pikachu can take on different appearances and learn different moves, and those changes will appear in battle, as well! Depending on its costume, it will be able to use moves that a normal Pikachu cannot learn, making it very attractive for battle. Check out some of these special moves and how they work in both contests and battles!
Even More Contest Fun: There’s a lot more you can do with the Pokémon Contest Spectacular. First, using communication features, you can play together with your friends. Compete with your friends and family members on the contest stage! You can also take photos of your precious Pokémon. When the camera icon is displayed, you can take a picture of your favorite moment during a contest. If you talk to the young man near the reception desk who says it’s his job to prepare the Contest Hall, he can even set it up so you can take pictures of your Pokémon, capturing the world around you in the background! Try to take the ultimate shot with your Pokémon!
Lisia is the number-one contest star in the Hoenn region, performing as a pair with her Pokémon partner, an Altaria named Ali. She can see the potential in you and your Pokémon. Although she is a contest prodigy, she also doesn’t shy away from hard work and effort, which is where her true appeal lies.
When you start to take part in contests, you will begin finding your fans waiting for you near the entrances to Contest Halls. These fans will support you in their own ways, cheering you on and giving you gifts like Berries. As you gain more skill in the contests, the number of fans waiting for you will increase, and they will be even more help to you!
Mega Altaria: Mega Altaria’s body is enveloped in its unique feathers, which glimmer with an iridescent sheen. They have grown even larger as a self-protective measure. It sings with a voice that is even more beautiful than before it Mega Evolved. It has a sociable personality and is not timid. When it Mega Evolves, Altaria’s type changes, and it becomes a Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon! It has the Pixilate Ability, which makes Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves. Its Attack and Sp. Attack also get big boosts, and its Defense is increased as well. Its usefulness won’t be limited to the contest stage!
Mega Salamence: The energy from Salamence’s Mega Evolution is focused on its wings. Its two wings fuse together, becoming a single huge wing in a crescent shape. When flying at high speeds, this wing becomes a great blade, slicing through anything loitering in Mega Salamence’s way. When it Mega Evolves, its Defense stat soars. With its already high stats climbing even higher, this becomes an even more promising Pokémon than before. Its Aerilate Ability also makes Normal-type moves into Flying-type moves, increasing the ways that Mega Salamence can battle.
Mega Lopunny: Mega Lopunny’s wild fighting instincts, long dormant, have been awakened! A full-power strike from its ears could crumple solid steel plates. Its personality transforms and becomes extremely aggressive, which often leaves its Trainer feeling bewildered by the change. Lopunny’s Attack gets a huge boost from Mega Evolution, and its already-high Speed also increases. With the Scrappy Ability, its Normal- and Fighting-type moves will even hit Ghost-type Pokémon.