[SPOILERS] Heaps of ORAS Information: Megas, PokeNav, and Soaring, Oh My!
Posted by GrassPokemonFTW on October 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM
With the release of the ORAS demo overseas, it was surprising to find that there were two more Mega Evolutions unearthed as part of the demo. Along with these new Mega Evolutions, some new information regarding in-game aspects and features.
New Mega Evolutions
The first new Mega Evolution revealed in the demo was Mega Steelix. Mega Steelix retains its Steel/Ground typing, and gains the ability Sand Force. How its stats are changed is still unknown.
The next new Mega Evolution is Mega Glalie. Mega Glalie retains its pure Ice type, and gains the ability Refrigerate. Like with Mega Steelix, its stat changes are unknown.
The PokéNav, now called the PokéNav Plus, has a lot of different functions, some carried over from the original Ruby and Sapphire, and some functions carried over from X and Y. The features of the PokeNav Plus include...
DexNav: The DexNav allows you to search, look up, and help find Pokémon that appear in the area. This feature has various Levels, and higher Levels can cause rare or Hidden Ability Pokémon to appear more frequently.
AreaNav: The AreaNav allows you to track Pokémon locations, the Trainer's Eyes function, and keeps track of the location of Secret Bases and Berries.
BuzzNav: Largely a StreetPass function, the BuzzNav reports news from around Hoenn and the other players that you pass.
PlayNav: Most of the functions here are transferred over from X and Y, including the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. O-Powers and the Holo Caster will make a return in this mode.
Soaring in the Sky
As revealed before, the Eon Flute allows you to fly on the back of Mega Lati@s. It has been revealed that this function, called "Soar," will work much like Dive does, allowing you to use Pokémon in the skies regardless of how little sense it would make. In short, you do not have to use Sky Battle-eligible Pokémon in the sky, but are free to use any Pokémon you have on hand.
Also revealed before, Mirage Spots allow encounters with certain legendary Pokémon, of which Lugia, Ho-oh, Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom have been confirmed to show up. It has also been confirmed that some "valuable items" are to appear in these Mirage Spots. As far as I can tell this likely means that one can find the Adamant/Lustrous Orb in Dialga/Palkia's Mirage Spot, and so on and so forth.
Furthermore, there was some speculation that Hoopa's silhouette appeared in the image depicting the appearance of Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom from their Mirage Spots. A full high-definition picture shows that this is not the case, but the gold rings highly suggest Hoopa's involvement in the Mirage Spots.
It has been confirmed that Trainer Customization will not exist for this game, outside of Contests.
U.S. fans with a Pokémon Trainer Club account will have access to the ORAS demo starting tomorrow, October 15th.
Eon Ticket distribution is confirmed to take place later this year.