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Prepare for an epic adventure exploring a world filled with Pokémon in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Your adventure takes place in Hoenn, a region that consists of a main island that stretches widely from east to west, along with countless small islets that dot the deep blue sea around it. A live volcano steams constantly in the heart of this green-covered island. Look forward to a region rich with natural beauty, a variety of Pokémon, and extraordinary people!

The identities of the Pokémon on the boxes of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire have been revealed! Their names are Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, respectively. These Pokémon will have a great role to play in shaping the stories in which they each appear!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire tell a grand tale that draws ever closer to the heart of the secrets behind Mega Evolution, said to be the greatest mystery of the Pokémon world. One of your many goals will be to seek out these powerful Pokémon and unlock their incredible potential.

During your journey through Hoenn, you’ll be able to build and invite friends to visit your personal Super-Secret Base! Come up with your own Secret Base design, including selecting and placing Decorations however you like. Then, using communication features, you’ll be able to easily connect with other players all around the world to share your Secret Bases with one another. When you visit another player’s Secret Base, that base’s members will be hanging out there. You can talk to them or even battle them! If you find other base owners that you like, you can scout them as one of your Secret Pals and bring them back to your own Secret Base.

You can also use Super-Secret Bases to play a capture-the-flag activity. Examine the flag beside the Secret PC in another player's Secret Base to obtain it! You can take one flag per day from each base visited. Visit lots of Secret Bases and collect lots of flags to improve your team’s rank and get rewards, including increasing the skills of your Secret Pals.

Meet many interesting people and Pokémon Trainers as you travel across the Hoenn region, including Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. With him you will have your first meeting with the Pokémon that will become your partner on your journey, and a new bond will be born. You'll also encounter incredibly tough Trainers during your journey. Visit Pokémon Gyms, where Pokémon Trainers gather and Gym Leaders stand ready for Trainers to challenge them.

The Pokémon-Amie feature, which debuted in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, enables players to get closer to their Pokémon by petting them, playing games with them, and feeding them. You can play with the Pokémon on your team at any time using Pokémon-Amie—the more you care for your Pokémon in these ways, the deeper your bond will become. As your Pokémon become more affectionate toward you, they will be more likely to avoid attacks in battle, land critical hits on opponents, and perform more admirably than before.

During your adventure, you'll be able to create your very own Secret Base. Work on making a space that is all your own, just the way you like it. But that's not even the best part! Using communication features, you'll be able to easily connect with other players all around the world to share your Secret Bases with one another.

You won't raise your Pokémon just for battle in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. In Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, your Pokémon will compete to see who has the most appeal! There are five kinds of contests that you can choose to enter: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. Your Pokémon will be judged on its appeal based on one of these five conditions. Choose a contest condition in which your Pokémon excels, and enter it in one of the corresponding contests!

Enhance your Pokémon's ability to perform by feeding it Pokéblocks made from Berries. The type of Pokéblock you make is based on the color and variety of Berries you choose. When you feed them to your Pokémon, its contest conditions will improve according to the type of Pokéblock it eats!

During your adventure, you will battle Team Magma in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Team Aqua in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Led by Maxie, Team Magma seeks to increase the land, while Archie and Team Aqua wish to increase the seas. In order to bring about these grand plans, each will turn to the power of a Legendary Pokémon: Groudon or Kyogre. Team Magma pursues Groudon, while Team Aqua goes after Kyogre. What could be driving them to such lengths?

Look forward to encountering the Eon Pokémon Latios and Latias! In Pokémon Omega Ruby, you can team up with Latios, while Latias joins you in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. And it has been discovered that Latios and Latias can also Mega Evolve, another exciting moment to anticipate!

Partway through your adventure, you’ll become able to Soar in the sky. Gaze down over the wide Hoenn region as you Soar freely wherever you wish! Among the destinations you can reach using Soar are very special locations called Mirage spots. In Mirage spots, you may be able to find rare Pokémon that cannot be found elsewhere in the region, and you may be able to obtain valuable items.

The PokéNav Plus is your best friend on your journey. It's a handy tool that will help you navigate your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer. It provides a lot of useful information, making your adventure easier and more fun than ever. Outside of battles and special events, the PokéNav Plus will always be displayed on the lower screen of your Nintendo 3DS system. You can instantly switch between its four main functions with touch input, and be ready to play in no time.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, a new story unfolds involving the Hoenn region—the Delta Episode! This episode involves the history of the Hoenn region, reaching 3,000 years into the past, and makes the mysteries of Mega Evolution clear at long last. The troubled tale begins with Zinnia, a young woman who bears a certain destiny. The story includes appearances from Team Magma and Team Aqua, Steven, Gym Leader Wallace, and other familiar faces. Don't miss the conflict between Rayquaza and Deoxys!

Look for Mirage spots, where you may be able to find rare Pokémon that can’t be found elsewhere in the region and also obtain valuable items. Keep on the lookout for Legendary Pokémon that have recently been discovered at new Mirage spots. Note that the Legendary Pokémon you'll encounter sometimes vary based on which game you're playing. With Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, every Legendary Pokémon discovered to date can be obtained!

Pokémon fans first enjoyed Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokémon fans will experience the dramatic storyline that unfolds in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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User Comments (77)



Gingadreadman said:

Nobody understands my excitement for these games to be released! Don't know what version I'm gonna buy though. That will all depend on the version exclusives.



bazingadude157 said:

The box art isn't megas into. Is custom art, which yes you can do to your Pokémon. Also, there are going to be singing contests, a new pokewalker with new features( cleaning up business, feeding ect ), and a special feature where you can scan anything and turn it into Pokémon! I don't know if this info has been officially released, but it is exciting!



bazingadude157 said:

@darkswabber they only will have three differences. Some Pokémon, lotad, lombre, ludicolo, are only available in saphire. All other
Pokémon are in ruby, but a set of Pokémon ( i don't know who) are not available in sapphire. Then there is two different teams, team magma and team aqua. The final difference is the ledgendary



davers00 said:

Nothing really out of Nintendo at e3. I get the feeling only the hardcore fans are going to feel the hype behind these unless the big N gets some more trailers and more of what X and Y got.



TheBootyWarrior said:

Hey everybody I am new to this site so please add my friend code please need friends so lonely My friend code is: 1650-2554-0322 also please give me yours too thnx



Derpkip said:

@bobafett4111kdk Mega Requaza is hinted at in a CoroCoro leak I saw. It shows the three legendary pokemon and an arrow from rayquaza pointing to a shaded out picture that looks like a rayquaza with giant hands. BUT there are also yellow arrows pointing from Groudon and Kyogre pointing to Rayquaza, SUGGESTING that just like White and Black Kyrem.... We get an Alpha and Omega Rayquaza, or they both fuse with it to make ONE BIG POWERHOUSE.



Potato_XG said:

Mega Metagross looks sick but Sableye's new mega evolution didn't make a good change, I just hope they add more texture and late changes to it



pokefan-ian said:

Omega ruby.primal gorudon ability takes out all water type moves. Water is one of its weaknesses



Kev said:

mega sceptile id badass and omega ruby ftw!!
will they automatically send the demo codes to ur email or something??



BattleEnder said:

I dunno, but I'm Mega (pun intended) excited about these demos!
I just hope that I manage to lay my hands on a code... Looks like October 15 is the magic day!!! It looks like, if we play the demo, we can get two starters for ORAS without trading! And the rumors that have been circulating about it make it sound like a ton of new mega evolutions are coming our way

Hopefully North America gets codes, I don't see why we wouldn't, smash bros was an epic success, GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!



chippyadam said:

Does anyone know whether or not nintendo life have got demo codes, and if they're sending them out?



Sazkus said:

i'm not 100% sure how people are gettin their codes, i was told by someone on facebook that you can get it if you live in the uk n sign up to this website but??? so far i haven't got anythin :'^(



Layth117 said:

If anyone has a spare American Demo code and is willing to trade it for a diance or 10 shinies on x or y please email me at thanks!!



Layth117 said:

If anyone has a spare American Demo code and is willing to trade it for a diance or 10 shinies on x or y please email me at thanks!!



LawRulesALL said:

Hey guys, I got a question. I'm not satisfied with my save file in the code demo, have done things like in a rush and lost some things that would be nice to see again. Can I delete only my save file of the demo and play it from the start?



ryanplatt said:

If anyone has a spare Code for the UK then can you please please PLEASE Email me it at



darbz62 said:

has anyone got a spare demo code? It would be awesome if i could have one. I have been frantically subscribing and registering on multiple sites and news letters trying to get one. even bought art academy and trading card game and still no luck :/



Tesla8daAmpharos said:

Hey if you have a yahoo or gmail and connected it to the pokemon website, you would have gotten a message with a free Special Demo code. Not sure if you can do that anymore but I would try and see.

Because that's where I got my code



Ace91013 said:

Played through omega Ruby I love it when you can choose between cyndaquil, totodile and chikorita at the end and can start over again :3!



SteviiLove said:

I really wish that we got all the event legendaries that Japan gets. I understand that they are where the magic happens, but it's total bs! I mean really, from 2010 to now, basically once a year they get Jirachi, even shiny! The most we have from events that are legendary are Diance and shiny Rayquaza which I got today for both OR and AS. I missed the Celebi Pokebank event back when X and Y had been out for almost half a year. Japan also just got Darkrai and Arceus. Why not share some love with us in America?! I've been supporting this franchise since it first came out, it would be nice to be able to actually catch them all!

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