Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire feature over a dozen new Mega Evolution’s for fans to unleash upon their rivals. With approximately 24 new Mega Evolved Pokemon on top of those introduced in Pokemon XY, trainers are spoiled for choice of very powerful Mega Evolutions.
Admittedly, I’ve fallen off the competitive Pokemon scene for a few years now, but I do intend into the fray with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. With this said, I do know a few things about the competitive scene despite being a rusty old fool. As such I would like to my input on what I consider are the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
So without further ado, here are is my opinion on what are the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Firstly, I’ve left out all the XY Mega Evolved Pokemon and any Legendary Pokemon (for fairness sake).
Worst Mega Evolutions
Mega Camerupt isn’t necessary a bad Pokemon per se, but when compared with a list of powerful Mega Evolutions, this fiery camel comes up short of greatness. Mega Camerupt’s biggest bane is its poor speed stat, which severely cripples it sweeping potential or even worst its ability to attack. While its Special Attack can cause serious damage and the good defense stat will allow it to sponge up a few attacks; I am afraid that Mega Camerupt will be heavily walled by the ever so common bulky water Pokemon and Flying/Dragon Types.
Despite getting a significant upgrade over its normal, Mega Beedrill is still a dissapointing Pokemon. Mega Beedrill excels in Attack and Speed, which grant it the right attributes to become an impressive physical sweeper. However, unfortunately, Bug/Poison type is a poor offensive combination unable to dent Skarmory and other defensive oriented Pokemon. Thankfully, Mega Beedrill does have access to Drill Run, which is an effective tool in overcoming the dreaded Steel types.
I am grateful that GameFreaks has decidedly given Pidgeot given a Mega Evolution. With a Mega Evolution, Pidgeot is very usable in high level play. Mega Pidgeot’s main flaws is that it doesn’t have that one or two mind blowing stat and its poor move-pool to take advantage of the power boosts. With a base 135 Special Attack stat and a base 121 speed stat, Mega Pidgeot has decent offensive tools, but it pales in comparison among other Mega Evolved. Worst of all, Mega Pidgeot has a poor move-pool to take advantage of the good Special Attack. From what I can gather – Hurricane, Heat Wave and Hidden Power are the only decent Special Moves that Mega Pidgeot can learn.
Mega Glalie is in the same boat as Mega Pidgeot. It has good stats overall, but doesn’t excel in one particular role. And like Mega Pidgeot it has a poor move-pool to boot. Worst of all, a pure Ice typing is neither good for offensive and defensive roles. What I do like is Mega Glalie’s ability, Refigerate, which increases the power of Normal-type attacks by 30% and changes them to Ice. With a good base 120 attack, Mega Glalie has an impressive Explosion.
I had to put Mega Sharpedo on the list of worst Mega Evolution’s, because, in my opinion, normal Sharpedo with Speed Boost is much more attractive as a late game than its Mega Evolved counterpart. Sure, the additional base stat in attack and Strong Jaw ability allows Mega Sharpedo to hit harder, but I much prefer to have the Speed Boost over power. Frankly, Speed is more important than power in my opinion.
Best Mega Evolutions
Mega Slowbro is easily the best supportive Mega Evolution introduced in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. With an insane high defense stat, access to Slack Off and an above average Special Attack – Mega Slowbro should be a top contender for physical wall in the new meta-game.
A mega evolution is what the doctor ordered for Sceptile. With an impressive base 145 for both Special Attack and Speed, Mega Sceptile is bred to be a Special Sweeper. Keeping uncomplicated, with Leaf Storm, Focus Blast and Dragon Pulse forming the crux of a set – Mega Sceptile will hit hard and fast. Mega Sceptile is a Pokemon that should be considered for any team.
Mega Salamence is an obvious choice for best Mega Evolution. Mega Salamence’s stat distributions are so good, that it can serve a number of roles for your team depending on what build you decide to take. Dragon Dance sweeper is a monstrous late game sweeper, that will be hard to stop with its good defense stats. The high Attack and Special Attack makes Mega Salamence an excellence mix attacker that can break the most harden stall teams. Meanwhile, its natural bulk can grant Mega Salamence tanking abilities. Mega Salamence is so good that it’s not funny. Maybe a little…
Mega Gallade is easily the coolest Mega Evolution (my opinion, of course). Riding the mile high class with a sublime base 165 attack stat and a not-too shabby base 110 speed stat – Mega Gallade is a Pokemon that should not be underestimated. Hitting hard with Close Combat and other moves that compliment has type coverage covered – Mega Gallade can be an effective sweeper.
I find it kinda ridiculous that Mega Metagross is so damn powerful. Each of his stats are consider either as good or sublime, which make him a tough cookie to face. An insanely high base 150 base Defense stat and good 110 base Special Defense allows Mega Metagross to survive a few hits. Meanwhile, the 145 base Attack Stat, base 110 speed, tough claws and access to a plethora of good moves such as Meteor Mash, Earthquake, Agility, Bullet Punch, Hone Claws, Ice Punch and Thunder Punch – allows Mega Metagross to be a serious offensive threat to any team.
What do you think of my list? Do you agree? Or do you disagree? What is your opinion on the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Let me know by leaving a comment below!