A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

Along with a trio of new Mega Pokémon, Horde Battles and some sexy new Pikachu cosplay, The Pokémon Company today announced a special distribution to coincide with the November 21 launch of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby — Shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone.

Through the power of evolution, Shiny Beldum will eventually evolve into Metagross, who can then be transformed into Shiny Mega Metagross, which seems like a thing you'd definitely want to do. The distribution for Shiny Beldum will begin November 21, and last until the day before I remember to connect to the internet and snag him.

A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

With the special distribution news comes a trio of new Mega evolutions, though if you've been following along with Japanese magazine scans you've already seen them.

There's Mega Salemence...

A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

...Mega Altaria...

A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

...and my personal favorite, Mega Lopunny.

A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

You can see all three in action in the latest gameplay trailer, along with the return of Horde Battles (this time with hordes of trainers!) and the aforementioned Pikachu cosplay.

And finally, my next desktop wallpaper.

A Shiny Surprise Arrives With Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby