Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire gets three more Mega Evolutions and a Shiny Beldum

There's another incentive to purchase Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on November 21, with Nintendo offering up a free Shiny Beldum via an online giveaway. Also, get ready to battle with three more Mega Evolutions!

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With Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire set to drop on November 21, the Pokemon Company is racing to get more details about the classic GBA remake out before the big day. So to that end, a handful of new features were revealed in a trailer released earlier today in regards to new Mega Evolutions used both within and outside the confines of battle. Also, there's a new Shiny Pokemon giveaway incoming, too!

Today's new trailer debuted Mega Altaria, as the Flying/Dragon type becomes a paradoxical Dragon/Fairy-type with the Pixelate ability, which turns Normal moves into Fairy moves. With Dragon moves now unable to hit it, Mega Altaria becomes a more viable battle option than its predecessor. There's also Mega Salamence, which becomes a defensive tank with its new form. Mega Salamence gets the Aerilate abiliity, turning Normal moves into Flying moves. Rounding out the threesome is Mega Lopunny, which gets a huge attack and speed boost. Its Scrappy ability means that Ghost-types can no longer hide from Normal or Fighting-type moves.

The trailer also revealed the first details on a Shiny Beldum giveaway. It'll come with a Mega Stone, meaning it will eventually be capable of becoming a Mega Metagross. This giveaway will take place online only to owners of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, giving X/Y owners another incentive to jump aboard.

Check out the full trailer, complete with cosplay Pikachus (each with a unique move) engaging in battle, below.

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