Monday, November 17, 2014

So Now We're Headed to Space?!

Last week Pokémon announced there will be a special new mission in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This new mission, which they call the Delta Episode, most likely takes place after the main story. Just to warn you, if you haven't read on this elsewhere, I'm about to post some pretty big spoilers. First off, there is a trailer for it below...


It would seem that, based on this trailer, this is already a part of the game or it is an early event download. There have been post story missions in the past that have been activated by downloading a certain item or pokémon from an event. For example, downloading the Member's Pass in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum would unlock a small mission involving Darkrai. This was only released for Platinum in the U.S. That being said, there have also been post story missions that are important to the story, but had not required a download. The best example would be the Looker Missions from X and Y. Usually, post story missions that don't require a download also don't feature any particularly rare pokémon. Since Delta Episode features Deoxys, it seems to make it more likely to be activated by some download. Regardless, it looks like it will be likely that we'll be able to capture our own Deoxys for the very first time since FireRed and LeafGreen, which was only available to people who lived near a physical Pokémon Center store.


The mission itself involves stopping as asteroid from hitting the Pokémon World by going in to space... its basically Pokémon-aggedon. According to Mr. Stone, it would seem that the asteroid has ties to the events 3,000 years ago in Kalos involving Xerneas, Yveltal, and the "Ultimate Weapon". Wallace even mentions AZ as the "huge man who visited from the Kalos region". Interestingly enough, several of Deoxys' Pokédex entries relate to it once being an alien virus that mutated when exposed to a laser beam. It is quite possible that the laser in this scenario was the weapon AZ created. If that is the case, Deoxys is the second pokémon to have been created by humans. The video also adds a new character Zinnia, as well as confirms that Team Magma and Team Aqua will be involved. If this is a post story episode, I guess that means Team Magma and Team Aqua won't completely disband.

Whatever the case may be, one thing remains certain....