The Hoenn region's legendary Rayquaza has been confirmed to be the next Pokémon blessed with the gift of Mega-Evolution in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

The Dragon/Flying type Pokémon has a new ability in its Mega form called "Delta Stream," a tactic that negates all weather effects from attacks like Hail, Sandstorm and Rain Dance. It also has the marvelous ability of protecting other Flying-type Pokémon from elements that they are normally weak against. Lightning and Rock, for example, will not hurt a Flying type with this activated.

He also sports a new attack called "Dragon Ascent," which you can see in the new trailer. During the streaming event that introduced the character in Japan, it used this ability and performed a one-hit KO on a Mega-Charizard. No easy task.

Mega Evolution is the latest fad to overtake the Pokémon universe, and I am a fan. I just hope they don't go too crazy with the idea and make it the only driving force of the series, like Super Saiyans. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released on Nov. 21 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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