Tag: Alpha Sapphire
News Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America
Serial code giveaway for Australia & New Zealand, UK details also inside
Update: In the United Kingdom, players can obtain Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu at Smyths Toys Superstores starting on 24th August, with the promotion lasting four weeks. Original post: If you’re a fan of the legendary serpentine pocket monster, Rayquaza, and happen to live in...
News Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June
A special long weekend event
Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...
News Flygon Was Once Going to Receive a Mega Evolution
...but didn't due to design challenges
Love them or hate them, Pokémon X & Y were revolutionary titles in the Pokémon handheld series - and not just because of their enhancements in art style and graphics. The two games introduced the Mega Evolution mechanic, where a selection of Pokemon were able to Mega Evolve into a Super Saiyan-like form...
News 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 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand
Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer
Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...
Video Enjoy Some Competitive Pokémon Action From the US Regionals
It's a serious business
Later this year World Champion players will be crowned for Pokémon, both in the latest games and the Trading Card Game. Though we're sure the latter is marvellous fun, we're typically more drawn to Pocket Monster shenanigans on the 3DS here are Nintendo Life. The route to the World finals is lengthy, of course, with...
News 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
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). This...
Reminder 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 Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him
No, there's not too much water
With the recent release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there's been plenty of attention surrounding the third generation of Pokémon games. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new things to the franchise, such as weather, abilities, natures, double battles, a deeper IV system and a heavily overhauled PC; as...
News 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 Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U
Gotta drum 'em all
Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...
News Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's Details Come to Light
Hacking has always been a prominent feature in any Pokémon game, and even in this current age of instant video evidence on YouTube taking the place of playground rumours, determined individuals are uncovering secrets about the most recent generation of Pokémon games. It should be noted that this article contains potential...
News 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 also...
News 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...
News Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Finds Fans Are Growing Older
Super Smash Bros. players are also getting on
Since its inception, Pokémon has been commonly associated with a young audience. Whilst this connection remains intact, the latest data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create reveals the primary purchasers of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan on release were not necessarily children or...
News 1.5 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Sold In Japan Within Three Days
Gotta sell 'em all!
With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire being two of the most anticipated 3DS releases of 2014 – as well as one of the most requested remakes from the Pokémon line – it comes as no surprise that over 1.5 million copies of the latest entries in the series have been sold in Japan within the first three days of its...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Version 1.1 Now Available To Download
Gotta patch 'em all!
Following the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in North America, Australia, and New Zealand last week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for the new entries in the series that irons out various bugs and provides a smoother game experience. All 3DS owners who have a copy of either of these games will...
News Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
A momentous occasion for Nintendo fans down under and across the ditch
Last night, Australia and New Zealand were treated to the release of a brand new Nintendo system before both North America and Europe. In a similar scenario to Nintendo’s homeland, Japan, existing models of the 3DS had reportedly reached the point of complete market saturation...
News Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download
Gotta patch ‘em all!
In preparation for the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire later this week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for its digital storage box, Pokémon Bank. All 3DS owners who own a copy of Pokémon Bank can download the update from the eShop or through the software itself. A total of 210 blocks of free...
Review Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
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...
News Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Masuda-san and Ohmori-san reveal their favourite Pokémon
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the dominant arrival on the Holiday horizon for 3DS, making this the second year running — after X & Y in the same period during 2013 — that the franchise has led the way for Nintendo's portable. Pre-order numbers have been impressive,...
News Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK
Passing on the goodness
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrives very soon, with the popular Game Boy Advance entries all set for a substantial remaster on the 3DS. Hype will no doubt build throughout November, of course, and The Pokémon Company is keen to push the excitement along with a special launch event focused on the Eon Ticket. The...
News This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene
It's super effective, naturally
We're now into November, which means that the silly-season of game releases is well and truly here; Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be a major part of that in the upcoming weeks when it arrives on 3DS. Hitting North America on 21st November and Europe on 28th November, Nintendo has recently talked up...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack
Available exclusively in North America from Best Buy and Amazon
Nintendo has announced that a new retail pack containing both versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be available in North America on the game's release date, 21st November. The dual pack will retail for a total of $79.98, and the RRP for a single copy is $39.99...
News Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
More Mega Hype
With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed. This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie...
News It'll Be Possible To Catch All 719 Pokémon Using Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire With X & Y
Mega Evolution choices also explained
The ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All' slogan has become a thing of the past due to the endless trading that one would have to do to achieve this feat in modern Pokémon games. Conquering this monstrous goal would require one to possess Nintendo’s evolutionary chain of hardware systems, as well as copies of several...
News Here's A Closer Look at Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's PokéNav Plus
More features than you can shake a Shiftry at
Ever since the second generation, every entry in the main Pokémon series has had some sort of little gadget that helps you navigate the world of tall grass and impossibly hardy shrubs. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are no exception to this rule, and bring back the classic PokéNav from the...
News Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listening to Fans
Get your Game Freak on
In a recent interview about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, director of the Pokémon games Junichi Masuda talked about the fans' desire to see a new Pokémon Snap game. Masuda-san was clear to point out that the N64 cult classic "wasn't originally developed by Game Freak", although it does seem that he has a certain...
News Pokémon X & Y Won't Be Patched to Accommodate New Mega Evolutions
Strictly Omega Ruby/Alpha Sappire
In a recent interview, Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak discussed various elements of the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and one such discussion revealed the unfortunate detail that the new Mega Evolutions won't be appearing in Pokémon X & Y. Whilst these two new titles will...
News Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
A shiny new trailer shows off additions
With just over a month until release, the hype for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is starting to build towards a crescendo. Not shy of feeding that excitement, The Pokémon Company has unleashed full details on new Mega Evolutions and features for the upcoming titles, which initially came out in...
News More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
The latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine has been released in Japan, and in it was yet more news about Mega Evolutions making their way onto Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The monsters that will be getting a Mega facelift are Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias, and Latios, and you can see them all for yourself in the images below. Both Mega...
News Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Will Mega Evolve in a unique way
There's been a lengthy Niconico broadcast of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire today in Japan, and as was promised there's been a major reveal to excite fans. Mega Rayquaza has been announced, and looks set to play an important role in the story. To start with the technical details — via Serebii — we're...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan
Niconico and Pokémon Get☆TV in the act
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrive soon, with Nintendo no doubt hoping that they'll have a major impact on Holiday sales in the same manner as Pokémon X & Y in 2013. While plenty of features and Mega Evolutions have already been revealed, it seems that there's yet more information on the...
News Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates
At least the West has these nice pictures to enjoy
There is a clean-freak hiding away within everyone, and this includes Nintendo fans. So if you like your game systems to remain in pristine condition, don’t even consider putting your grubby mitts on these New 3DS consoles with suede Pokémon-themed faceplates – if they do somehow wash up on...
News Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon abilities also unveiled
CoroCoro has revealed three new Mega Evolutions for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. The three monsters in question are Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt, all three of which started their evolutionary line in the original Ruby and Sapphire versions. Mega Sharpedo has...
News Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster
Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...
News Limited Edition Steelbook Bundles Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK
Steel your nerves
Nintendo have surprised us yet again by following another modern gaming trend – steel book special editions. Both versions of the upcoming Pokémon remakes will have their own very appealing steel book version which comes with a miniature version of the Primal forms of either Kyogre or Groundon, depending on which version of the...
News Expect a 'Shocking' New Pokémon Project on 26th August
Watch it live on Niconico
In the midst of the hype and stream of speculation over Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, The Pokémon Company has only fed the fire by announcing that its fans should expect a 'shocking' new project next week. Given that specific use of the word 'shocking' it would not perhaps be too presumptuous to assume that...
Video Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer
Like a record, baby
Mega Slowbro was leaked accidentally earlier this week by Nintendo's official Korean website, and now the west has acknowledged its existence with a new trailer revealed earlier today. Mega Slowbro's ability changes with the transformation into Shell Armour as well as giving the pink rascal additional defence and special attack...
News Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Expanding on details from the previous leak
Earlier this week a premature post on the official Korean website for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire leaked Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino for the upcoming releases. The Pokémon Company has now taken the opportunity at Gamescom to reveal some official details and footage of Mega Audino, providing...
News Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault
As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega...
News Pokémon Contest Details Confirmed for Ruby and Sapphire Remakes
For monsters who are lovers, not fighters
Nintendo is going all-out to make Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire as faithful to the original games as possible, as in conjunction with the return of secret bases fans will also be treated to the addition of the love-it-or-hate-it Pokémon Contest – rebranded as the Pokémon Contest Spectacular...
News Rare Shiny Beldum Confirmed as Launch Distribution for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Hordes to include Trainers, trailer and assets released
Update: This Shiny Beldum distribution has now also been confirmed for Europe. Original Article: Earlier this week CoroCoro magazine revealed some exciting details regarding Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, focusing on three new Mega Evolutions and the workings of contests. A
News Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Mega Evolved from the GBA originals
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will arrive in November with a host of new features not possible in the Game Boy Advance originals. There'll be substantial online modes, Super-Secret Bases and a variety of
Video Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
A place to get away from the grind
One of the various exciting reveals in the past week for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire was Super-Secret Bases, bringing over and greatly expanding — hence the additional "Super" — the feature from the Game Boy Advance originals. These bases will be heavily customisable, of course, and will utilise...
News Latest CoroCoro Magazine Scan Shows Mega Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
"Mega Evolution Scoop" promised for August
CoroCoro Magazine, so often the source for exciting Pokémon-related news, hasn't failed to disappoint in the latest issue. Focused on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, reveals have included Mega Metagross in addition to
News CoroCoro Magazine Shows the Pokédex and More for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
So many forms of Pikachu, and Amie returns
Following the recent CoroCoro reveal of Mega Megagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, more scans from the magazine have emerged with some additional details and images. First of all, above, we have the Game Boy Advance-inspired Pokédex, which has a rather charming aesthetic; also of note is...
News CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
It's all rather mega and meta
With the summer ahead and a solid four months still remaining before launch, we can expect the hype around Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS to ramp up in the coming weeks. We've recently seen a few more details creep out, and a new Mega evolution has now emerged from the latest scans of CoroCoro magazine...
News Super-Secret Bases Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Online features take them to another level
With Secret Bases being a popular feature in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, the odds were always good that they'd have a presence in this years 3DS remake / remaster Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. The Pokémon Company has now confirmed their return, re-naming them "Super-Secret Bases" and...