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Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Climatic Change

Vincent Lau

Be mindful when battling outdoors during this story sequence.

In the overworld, you will find that the world is being scorched by sunlight in Omega Ruby, or flooded by torrential rainfall in Alpha Sapphire, both to the awe of the various people witnessing it.

According to the leader of the other team, "Kyogre" IconKyogre/Groudon will be heading for the Cave of Origin near Sootopolis where it will be able to then use Primal Reversion, unlock its true power which is many times worse than this.

Steven will then come down to you, apologizing for the delay before speeding along to Sootopolis; there, we will get some answers.

New Weather Effects

For all aboveground battles for a while, the weather will be significantly different. For some at least, this will have drastic consequences on the battles between here and Sootopolis and wild battles within the confines of the latter.

Also note that this weather cannot be overridden by any means; for example, the ability Drizzle will not affect the sunlight on Omega Ruby, nor will the move Rain Dance. Similarly, Sandstorm and Hail cannot be induced by any means.

We’re pretty sure even getting one of the Primal Pokémon out in battle - the one of the opposite version - won’t even affect it for plot-based reasons, but cannot be sure as, mechanically, it should. The same would possibly be true for the use of Mega "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza and its Strong Winds.

Note that the ability Cloud Nine will let you ignore the negation effects of the weather.


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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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