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News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Only works until Monday

As we informed you a few days ago, Nintendo has been planning to perform a wireless distribution of a free code that will gift players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with an Eon Ticket; it's an item that will enable trainers to visit the Southern Island and catch either Latios or Latias, depending on which version...

News: New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

If you've been left out so far

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo certainly pushed the boat out with its Eon Ticket distribution last year, with the vital item making its way around the world through StreetPass hits; they were so proud of the promotion in the UK that they even produced an infographic to show it off. For those keen to experience...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Wraps up this giveaway event

In the past few weeks The Pokémon Company has been running a special distribution event, in which owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been able to pick up special 'mon by inputting codes as a Mystery Gift in the game. The first two free 'mon were an Emboar (POKEMON500) and Serperior (POKEMON497)...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The second of three in current promotional distribution

Last week we directed your attention to the opportunity to pick up a free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, in which you can input a code to grab the 'mon. That weekly promotion was updated recently, so those of you that missed it may want to jump in. This time around...

News: You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

Emboar and Samurott are on the way

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were, unsurprisingly, major hits for the 3DS in the Holiday season of late 2014, and as per tradition for the series there are consistent updates and extras to keep us playing. The Pokémon Company is now rolling out a code distribution in the West - that's already been...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Grab that Glalie

Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...

News: Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

The catch is you can't use it until January 9th

A code has been revealed by Japanese show Pokémon Get☆TV that allows players to unlock Contrary Serperior in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This isn't a one-time deal, either -- the code can be used by multiple users while it remains active. The code is POKEMON497, but don't go rushing...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

X & Y also become the highest selling Pokémon games locally

The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand. With combined sales...

News: Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

So much Pokémon

It's not easy catching all Pokémon, even if you want to be the very best. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has a sizeable world, of course, so finding all of the 'mon is as big a challenge as successfully nabbing them upon discovery. For any of you struggling to locate every Pokémon there's a particularly handy map that's...

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Bomb the base

Secret Bases are a feature from the original games that make a triumphant return in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, but contrary to what many people believe, they're actually one of the most useful features in the game. Making A Base: Dotted around Hoenn there are 82 locations where you can create a Secret Base. This is...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

European launch and Black Friday sales drive a sizeable increase

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company...

News: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Patch 1.2 is also live, to fix game-freezing bug

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles. There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak...

Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Catch a Special Demo Version download code inside

We hope you're ready to catch 'em all, because today marks the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in Europe. It's a fantastic game — as you'll know if you've already checked out our review — and will ensure that the 3DS ends 2014 on a high. To mark this momentous occasion we're...

News: Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

The wrong kind of Frozen

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be just arriving in Europe this week, but 3DS Trainers in North America and Australia have been catching them all — or trying to — for nearly a week already. All is not perfect with the excellent remakes, however, as some have come across a bug that causes the game to freeze...

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's New DexNav

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's New DexNav

We dish out the details on this amazing new feature

Since Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire came out in North America, one of the most talked about features is the DexNav, and it's easy to see why. It is one of the most addictive features that has ever been in a Pokémon game. What Is It?: Essentially, the DexNav is part of the PokéNav...

Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Don't forget your free Shiny Beldum in ORAS

If you're in North America this is a rather exciting day — delay the hype by seven days in Europe — as two monstrous first-party titles arrive alongside the amiibo range. If you're a fan of retail downloads chances are you're already playing these games, while a trip to stores or eagerly awaiting the...

News: Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Legendaries & Additional Story Arc To Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Legendaries & Additional Story Arc To Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Adventuring beyond the Pokémon League

The more we hear about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the more this latest entry to the series seems to be bursting with all kinds of content. Developer Game Freak has committed to going more "in depth" with the game world this time around, and the surprise announcement of additional story elements...