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Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire let you fly freely around Hoenn

Soar what you did there.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire let you take to the skies and freely fly around a Pokémon game's map for the first time.

Flying itself is nothing new - you've been able to quickly swoop from one location to another since the series' origins - but this is the first time you'll actually be able to take off and explore the world from the air.

Atop your Pokémon you can perform loops and handbrake turns.

The new feature will unlock new areas, including hidden islands and mysterious Mirage spots which contain rare Pokémon and items. You'll also be able to take part in aerial Pokémon battles.

But you won't be able to climb aboard any Pokémon - you'll need one of the game's two legendary critters Mega Latios or Mega Latias, as well as the new Soar ability.

Around the game's mid-way point you'll gain a flute to summon one of the pair to ride around on.

Only one can be found in each game, although Nintendo will release a special Eon Ticket later this year so that you can gain access to the other.

Cover image for YouTube videoUK: Take to the Skies and Soar in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire