The Pokémon Remakes Grant Players the Power of Flight

By Mike Fahey on at

Because there's no better time to drop fresh Pokémon news than minutes after a major preview embargo lifts, The Pokémon Company gives us "Soar" a new ability that allows players of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire the ability to fly through the air on the backs of Mega Latias and Latios.

Securing Latios (Ruby) and Latias (Sapphire) will prove a challenge, requiring an Eon Ticket to travel to Hoenn's Southern Island in order to capture one of them— an Eon ticket we're not even sure how to acquire yet — but the hassle will be worth it once the pair Mega Evolve into aeroplanes in the night sky (like shooting stars).

Once transformed, this big old jet air-Latios and Latias will allow players to fly through the skies, performing tricks and searching for special Mirage spots where incredibly rare Pokémon can be found. Make sure your seatbelts are securely fastened and check out the video below.

In other news, remember that demo version of the two games mentioned in Patricia's preview earlier this morning? That'll be out on October 21st. You'll need to be a newsletter-receiving member of the Pokémon Trainer's Club to get a special code for it, so sign up at before October 18th

What else? More Megas, the PokéNav Plus — this is going to be once crazy pair of remakes.