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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire released!

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 21 November, 2014

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are finally upon us! Well, apart from in Europe where it is released next Friday. Hopefully future games will go back to a true simultaneous worldwide release.

Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire box art

Nonetheless, all the information has been flowing so I've been busy updating the various pages around the site. We already had details for new Mega Pokemon, moves and abilities on the site. But now we have updated with all the new learnsets for every Pokemon, as well as TM/HM pages for OR/AS. Here are some links:

These obviously contain spoilers so only look if you need some hints!


Delta Episode story to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire!

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 13 November, 2014

A new addition to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire has been revealed today by TPCi. It is called the Delta Episode and appears to be a significant post-game storyline. It involves 3,000 years of Hoenn history, and promises to make the mysteries of Mega Evolution finally clear.

The Mossdeep Space Center discovers that a giant asteroid is hurtling toward the planet and trainers must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from attacking the facility. A battle in space occurs between Rayquaza and Deoxys, who it appears is obtainable in-game as opposed to being an event legendary.

New game trailer:


Eon Ticket for Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire to be distributed via StreetPass

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 07 November, 2014

The Eon Ticket The Pokémon Company have today announced multiple events to obtain the Eon Ticket, a special item that allows you to catch Latias in Omega Ruby or Latios in Alpha Sapphire (i.e. opposite to the one you catch in-game).

However, rather than distributing the ticket to everyone, it is being sent to a limited number of people and must be shared via StreetPass. In America it has been announced that Play Pokémon League Leaders will be given codes to distribute to participants at nearly a thousand Pokémon League locations.

In the UK it will be given out to 15 people from towns and cities across the country at a special OR/AS launch event on Saturday 29th November. Winners will have to go to their local GAME store in order to distribute the tickets. More details are to be revealed next Thursday.


New ways to get Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Demo in America

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 21 October, 2014

Flying over Hoenn The Special Demo Version of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is now being made available to North American Pokémon players! As we noted before, the easiest method to obtain the required code was to sign up for a Trainer Account on pokemon.com and make sure to opt-in to receive the newsletters by today.

Codes are now beginning to be sent out for this so make sure to check your email. If you have not yet signed up, it may not be too late as the emails are being sent over many hours.

Nintendo has also revealed additional methods today of obtaining eShop codes:

  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You'll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.

P.S. hope you like our special Halloween design!


Mega Glalie and Mega Steelix revealed in OR/AS demo

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 14 October, 2014

The special demo version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has been released in Asia and the never-before-seen Mega Evolutions have been revealed to be Glalie and Steelix.

Mega Glalie, Mega Steelix
Mega Glalie and Mega Steelix

Mega Glalie remains Ice type but gains the Refrigerate ability. Mega Steelix remains Steel/Ground type but gains the Sand Force ability.

It seems that Steelix only appears in the Japanese demo, while Glalie appears in the Korean and European demos. So the Mega seen may be fixed by region.


New trailer confirms Mega Evolutions

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 14 October, 2014

The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It confirms the existence of Mega Latios, Mega Latias, Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot, and also showcases flying over Hoenn. See below for official artwork.

Mega Latios gains boosts in Attack and Special Attack, while Mega Latias gains boosts in Defense and Special Defense. Both Pokémon remain Dragon/Psychic with Levitate upon Mega Evolving. Mega Beedrill has higher Attack and Speed. Mega Pidgeot gains a large boost in Special Attack.

Flying over Hoenn Don't forget the special demo version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is due to be released from October 15th (tomorrow!). The demo will allow you to Mega-Evolve your starter of choice and will show a new never-before-seen Mega Evolution too. Furthermore some special scenarios will occur if you play every day. This demo can be downloaded from the eShop by using a special serial code, which can be obtained from one of many various sources:

  • From the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. If you do not already have an account, register on pokemon.com and make sure to set your email preferences in your profile to receive the newsletter on October 20th. This appears to be the only way to receive a demo code in America.
  • From certain online retailers by pre-ordering Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire or having bought X/Y in the past. For the UK this includes Amazon.co.uk, Smyths Toys, ShotTo.net or the Nintendo UK Official Store.
  • From a 'Nintendo Zone' in participating outlets. This is usually your national gaming store such as GAME.

Full details for your location can be found by going to pokemonrubysapphire.com and then from the menu choosing Cool Features then Special Demo Version.


Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot and Mega Latias/Latios revealed by CoroCoro

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 13 October, 2014

New Pokémon Mega Evolutions have been revealed in the October edition of CoroCoro! These are Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot, plus Mega Latias and Mega Latios that were found in the game code of X/Y are officially confirmed.

Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot
Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot

Mega Beedrill remains Bug/Poison but gains the ability Adaptability. Mega Pidgeot remains Normal//Flying but gains the ability No Guard.

Mega Latias, Mega Latios
Mega Latias (left) and Mega Latios (right)

Type/ability details for Mega Latias/Latios have not yet been confirmed. They can be befriended in-game using the Eon Flute item, after which they can fly you around and find new Mythical Places on islands or in the clouds. These Mythical Places each hold different legendary Pokémon. Even non-event legendary Pokémon can supposedly be found in ORAS.

Latias is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire while Latios is exclusive to Omega Ruby, however there will also be an event to obtain the Eon Ticket, allowing access to the other one.


Mega Evolution for Rayquaza revealed

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 13 October, 2014

Mega Rayquaza in-game screenshot Following on from the recent reveals of Primal Groudon/Kyogre and their abilities/moves, Rayqauza has now been confirmed to receive a Mega Evolution!

Mega Rayquaza remains Dragon/Flying type but gains a brand new ability, Delta Stream, which creates a new weather condition strong winds. Just like Desolate Land and Primordial Sea revealed previously, the strong winds summoned by Delta Stream cannot be removed by normal moves or abilities while Rayquaza stays in battle - in fact Delta Stream appears to take priority over Desolate Land and Primordial Sea.

Strong winds also reduce damage from the types Flying is normally weak to (Electric, Ice and Rock) to any Flying type Pokémon in battle.

Rayquaza also has a new move Dragon Ascent which is Flying type and apparently will be the most powerful Flying type move in existence (which currently is Sky Attack at 140 base power). Check out the official video below:


Super-Size Pumpkaboo event to celebrate Halloween

Pokemon Events — 13 October, 2014

Pumpkaboo A new event is now running during October. Until October 31st, you can get a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in your game via Mystery Gift.

Pumpkaboo comes in 4 different sizes in Pokémon X/Y, each with slightly differing stats. The Super-Size Pumpkaboo is very rare in-game so this is an easy way to get one! In addition, a Super-Size Pumpkaboo is required for the upcoming Trick-or-Treat online friendly competition.

As usual, to get it you go to Mystery Gift in the game menu, then Receive Gift, then Get Via Internet.


Mega Evolutions and Primal Abilities and Moves confirmed

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 12 September, 2014

TPCi has today confirmed the new Mega Evolutions leaked recently in CoroCoro. The video below shows Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo and Mega Gallade in battle, and also confirms the details for Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.

Primal Groudon's ability is Desolate Land, which turns the sunlight extremely harsh. It prevents the weather being changed, whether by moves like Rain Dance or abilities like Drizzle. It also blocks all Water-type attacks, which evaporate in the harsh sunlight. Groudon's new signature move that was previously hinted at is called Precipice Blades.

Primal Kyogre's ability is Primordial Sea, which creates heavy rain. It prevents the weather being changed, whether by moves like Sunny Day or abilities like Snow Warning. It also blocks all Fire-type attacks, which fizzle out in the heavy rain. Kyogre's new signature move that was previously hinted at is called Origin Pulse.

Continue for official artwork and more details!


Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo and Mega Gallade revealed by CoroCoro

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 10 September, 2014

The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked and it reveals three new Mega Evolutions and more details on Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon.

Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo

First up is Mega Camerupt and Mega Sharpedo! They keep the same types (Fire/Ground and Water/Dark respectively) but have new abilities.
Mega Camerupt has Sheer Force. Its Speed decreases but other stats increase. It is used by Maxie, the Team Magma leader.
Mega Sharpedo has Strong Jaw. All its stats gain an increase. It is used by Archie, the Team Aqua leader.

Next is Mega Gallade! It stays Psychic/Fighting and has the ability Inner Focus.

Mega Gallade
Mega Gallade and Wally

Diancie and shiny Gengar events announced

Pokemon X & Y — 09 September, 2014

Shiny Mega Gengar New GameStop distributions have been revealed for X&Y during October/November.

First up, a shiny Gengar holding the Gengarite Mega Stone will be available via a special code card distribution at participating GameStop stores in America, GAME stores in the UK as well as across Europe. When Mega-Evolved, shiny Gengar turns white! This event runs from October 13th to 26th in America and October 15th to November 5th in the UK.

The second event finally makes the mythical Pokémon, Diancie available. Similar to Gengar it is only available via special codes in gaming shops. It runs from October 27th to November 16th in America and November 6th to 28th in the UK. Once Diancie has been received in your copy of X or Y, you can transfer it to the upcoming Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in which its Mega Stone, Diancite, can be obtained to Mega-Evolve it!