A Mega Evolution
When Nintendo announced that the third generation of Pokémon games would finally be getting re-made for the Nintendo 3DS, many fans could barely contain their excitement; yet after the truly excellent Pokémon X & Y, what could Game Freak do — besides feed nostalgia — to possibly improve upon it? It seems the Poké-dev...
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Guides
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Bomb the base
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Including North American details
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About The Game
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.