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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire dated

3DS remakes coming in November

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch on November 21.

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Nintendo revealed the date for the upcoming 3DS reboots at its Digital Event on Tuesday.

The company also shared the names of its two cover Pokemon: Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Their new forms are the result of Primal Reversion, a new transformation which comes from the energy of extreme environments.

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Here's Nintendo's official description of the new monsters:

Primal Groudon is brimming with energy, which pours from its body as magma. The magma burns at such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering ruby red from the haze of its heat, giving off light in the darkness. Through Primal Reversion, Primal Groudon becomes much larger and adds Fire type to its Ground type, raising the power of Fire-type moves it can learn. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Groudon's Attack. Its Ability may get a boost during this epic transformation, too.

Primal Kyogre, a Water-type Pokémon, is awash with energy that spills from its body as seawater. Its blue skin shines like a sapphire and is half-translucent like the sea. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Kyogre's Special Attack. Its Ability also seems to get a boost, although this information cannot yet be confirmed. Primal Kyogre is massive, growing to be more than twice Kyogre's size.

The original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire were released on the Game Boy Advance in 2002, and marked the third generation of the series.

Taking place in the Hoenn region, the games introduced 137 new Pokémon and featured double battles and Pokémon abilities for the first time.

"Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system," the Pokemon Company said at the games' announcement.

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