Man, I've been wanting to replace that last journal for so long! Thankfully, CoroCoro gave me the perfect excuse to do so! ^_^
So, in case you couldn't guess, some new news about Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was just revealed!
First off, we've got the return of
oh, I'm sorry, I mean SUPER Secret Bases
!!! ......What makes them super
secret, I have no idea...
After that, CoroCoro leaked and revealed redesigns of a few of Hoenn's gym leaders and Elite 4 members, some odd-looking contest costumes for Pikachu, indicating that contests are also returning, and they made the Hoenn Pokedex look like a GameBoy Advance. (Clever...
But, that's not the BIG reveal. No, that comes in the form of a new Mega Evolution...Mega Metagross
! And it seems that, not surprisingly, Steven is going to wield this new force. Honestly...I like how this thing looks! It looks almost exactly like the Mega Titan from Kirby and the Amazing Mirror.........or...Koloktos from Skyward Sword for a more relevant example...<.< Either way, it looks like it's going to be quite the force to be reckoned with!
However...in my honest opinion...Metagross did NOT need a Mega Evolution!!!
Come on, I can't be the only one who thinks that! Metagross is a fantastic Pokemon on its own; the LAST thing it needs is a Mega Evo! I'm just gonna add Mega Meta to the list of Pokemon that DIDN'T need Mega Evos. Other Pokemon on this list include Alakazam, Garchomp, Mewtwo, Gardevoir, Diancie, Abomasnow, Scizor, Gengar, Ampharos, the Eon Duo, Aggron, Tyrnaitar, the Kanto starters, the Hoenn starters......actually, the only Pokemon that actually NEEDED their Mega Evos were Mawile, Banette, and, as of recently, Sableye. And, heck, even IF those three benefit greatly from those, wouldn't it have just been easier to give them ACTUAL evolutions!?
Now, don't get me wrong, I like the concept
of Mega Evos, and I feel it was handled well in X and Y, but...let's be honest...this was really just GameFreak's way of getting us to shut up about the popular Pokemon we wanted them to make evolutions of. I mean, seriously, 12
of the now-35 Mega Evolutions are from Gen 1! I still don't mind them, mind you, but...Mega Metagross just crossed the line for me...
Bottom line, I'm still okay with having Mega Evos, but at the same time, they really don't need to be here either....
Sorry about the rant, there, but I just wanted to get that out of my system after seeing Mega Metagross. Expect some new art from me soon!
~SuperSonicGXThe Wandering Artist