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Pokémon Omega Ruby
ポケットモンスターオメガルビー
OmegaRuby-EN
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
ポケットモンスターアルファサファイア
AlphaSapphire-EN
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Game Information
Generation Generation VI
Players 1-4 players
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Developers Game Freak
Publishers Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Release Dates
Japan November 21, 2014*
North America November 21, 2014
Europe November 28, 2014
Australia November 21, 2014
South Korea November 21, 2014
Ratings
CERO TBA
ESRB E
ACB TBA
OFLC TBA
PEGI TBA
GRB TBA
OmegaRuby-JP
Pokémon Omega Ruby Japanese boxart.
AlphaSapphire-JP
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Japanese boxart.

Pokémon Omega Ruby (Japanese: ポケットモンスター オメガルビー Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby) and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Japanese: ポケットモンスターアルファサファイア Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire) are the primary paired upcoming Generation VI games that are enhanced remakes of the third-generation titles Ruby & Sapphire. The new games were revealed in a worldwide announcement on the official Pokémon websites on May 7, 2014 and have an expected worldwide release period of November 21, 2014* for Japan, North America, South Korea, and Australia. It will be released on November 28, 2014 for Europe.

History

According to the press release that announced the games, the new titles will take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.[1]

According to Nintendo-Insider, Shingeki Morimoto states Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will bring another change to battling in the Pokemon World.[2]

Features

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as a remake that adds new life to many concepts from the original Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games. Several things are remodeled, as can be seen in the trailers.

Mega Evolution

Several Pokémon now have a Mega Evolved form. The most notable ones are the region's starters. Sceptile and Swampert will be capable of Mega Evolution, along with Blaziken (who got a Mega Evolution in X and Y). In addition to that, Sableye, Metagross, Salamence, Altaria, Lopunny, Slowbro, Audino, Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade can also Mega Evolve (Diancie as well if you received the Pokémon X and Y event card from Gamestops, etc.). The item used to Mega Evolve Pokemon in these games is called the Mega Bracelet.

Primal Reversion

This is the new method opposite to evolution. Currently, only Groudon and Kyogre can devolve into their ancient forms.

3D Movement

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the first remakes to feature 3D gameplay. The player can now move in all 8 directions. Some areas are also in 2D.

Starter Pokemon

The starters are the same as they were in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Grass-type Treecko, fire-type Torchic, and water-type Mudkip. The player has to choose one of them at the start of his or her journey.

Super Secret Base

Secret bases make a return in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as Super Secret Bases. Everything from the previous Pokémon game Secret Bases returns. The player is able to share secret bases using Street Pass or QR Codes. Player can also make people his or her, "Secret Pals" if he or she visits another person's base.

Sky Encounters

Sky Encounters are a new type of encounter introduced for the first time in Pokémon. This encounter can be achieved while riding Mega Latias or Mega Latios in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Changes from Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald

  • Mega Evolutions and Mega Stones are added to the remakes.
  • Brendan and May have completely different attires, Brendan has brown hair and May has a bow instead of the bandana worn in the Generation III games.
  • Team Magma and Team Aqua have been given new designs. Team Magma Admin Tabitha appears to be huskier than he appeared in the Generation III games and Courtney has purple hair instead of brown hair. The Team Aqua Admins have dark skin tones. Team Aqua Admin Shelly has black hair with accents of blue instead of red hair and Matt is more muscular than he originally appears in the Generation III games.
  • Steven Stone has a Mega Metagross, while his plot has been expanded to include his search for the secrets of the Mega Stones.
  • The Trainers and Hoenn Gym Leaders have the VS. Artwork used for battling from Pokémon X & Y, instead of using the VS. Sprites used for Gen IV & V.
  • Courtney can fight against the player again since she was unable to be fought against in the Emerald version.
  • Groudon and Kyogre have Primal Devolution forms.
  • Completely new characters, such as Aarune and Lisia, appear in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
  • Secret Bases have been completely upgraded, becoming Super Secret Bases in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, its features include, sharing other player's bases, inviting other players as secret pals, capturing flags and customizing the player's own Gym.
  • The Hoenn Pokédex has been redesigned in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and the design appears to be similar to the original Game Boy Advance system.
  • Five new special costumes for Pikachu are added to Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. These costumes can be accessed through contests only. These Pikachu have a special move, such as Flying Press for Pikachu Libre.
  • Pokémon-Amie from Pokémon X & Y is added to Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
  • Steven Stone is now the Champion again in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, unlike in the Emerald version, in which Wallace takes Steven's place as the champion.
  • The Hoenn Gym Leaders and other trainers boast new get-ups in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
  • Horde Encounters from Pokémon X & Y return in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
  • Horde Encounters are used in trainer battles, meaning trainers may sometimes battle in a 5 vs. 1.
  • Sky Encounters are introduced in the games.

Game Info

Version Exclusive Pokémon

Omega Ruby
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#140 140 Kabuto Type RockType Water
#141 141 Kabutops Type RockType Water
#250 250 Ho-Oh Type FireType Flying
#273 273 Seedot Type Grass
#274 274 Nuzleaf Type GrassType Dark
#275 275 Shiftry Type GrassType Dark
#303 303 Mawile Type SteelType Fairy
#335 335 Zangoose Type Normal
#338 338 Solrock Type RockType Psychic
#381 381 Latios Type DragonType Psychic
#383 383 Groudon Type Ground
#410 410 Shieldon Type RockType Steel
#411 411 Bastiodon Type RockType Steel
#422 422 Shellos Type Water
#423 423 Gastrodon Type WaterType Ground
#484 484 Palkia Type WaterType Dragon
#538 538 Throh Type Fighting
#566 566 Archen Type RockType Flying
#567 567 Archeops Type RockType Flying
#641 641 Tornadus Type Flying
#643 643 Reshiram Type DragonType Fire
#690 690 Skrelp Type PoisonType Water
#691 691 Dragalge Type PoisonType Dragon
Alpha Sapphire
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#138 138 Omanyte Type RockType Water
#139 139 Omastar Type RockType Water
#249 249 Lugia Type PsychicType Flying
#271 270 Lotad Type WaterType Grass
#272 271 Lombre Type WaterType Grass
#273 272 Ludicolo Type WaterType Grass
#302 302 Sableye Type DarkType Ghost
#336 336 Seviper Type Poison
#337 337 Lunatone Type RockType Psychic
#380 380 Latias Type DragonType Psychic
#382 382 Kyogre Type Water
#408 408 Cranidos Type Rock
#409 409 Rampardos Type Rock
#422 422B Shellos Type Water
#423 423B Gastrodon Type WaterType Ground
#483 483 Dialga Type SteelType Dragon
#539 539 Sawk Type Fighting
#564 564 Tirtouga Type RockType Water
#565 565 Carracosta Type RockType Water
#642 642 Thundurus Type ElectricType Flying
#644 644 Zekrom Type DragonType Electric
#692 692 Clauncher Type Water
#693 693 Clawitzer Type Water

Demo

Main article: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the first of their kind to have a demo. In this demo contains a mini-story of it's own where the player (Orlando, if male or Anna, if female) is on Mossdeep City.

Trailer

Main article: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer


Revelations

  • Corocoro July issue leaks showed off Mega Metagross, which can be taken as confirmation of Steven being the champion, redesigns for Gym Leaders and Elite Four, redesigned PokeDex, the return of Pokemon Contests, and the return on Pokémon-Amie.[5] On the 14th of July, July Corocoro leaks were confirmed by Pokémon officially through a second trailer.
  • Corococo August issue leaks showed Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Salamence. It discussed Pikachu receiving unique moves for putting on certain contest costumes. The new in game character Lisia was revealed to be a Contest Idol and will give you clothes that you can wear for Pokémon Contests. Players can get a shiny Beldum with its Mega Stone via an event upon the game's release.[6] On the 10th of August, Everything in the August Corocoro leaks were confirmed by Pokémon officially through a third trailer except for more information about Lisia.
  • September Corocoro leaked on 10th of the month and revealed Mega Sharpedo, Mega Gallade and Mega Camerupt.[7] A September Trailer showed all the previous leaked Mega Evolutions, underwater battles, and Rayquaza. Mega Rayquaza was unveiled via trailer on October 2nd.[8]
  • November Corocoro unveiled even more Mega Pokémon such as Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias and Latios. In addition to that, Eon Ticket also makes a return.[9]
  • On October 25th, the Pokémon Get TV showed off Exclusive Legendary Pokémon for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Yveltal, Primal Groudon, Reshiram, Ho-oh, and Dialga are exclusive to Omega Ruby and Xerneas, Primal Kyogre, Zekrom, Palkia, and Lugia are exclusive to Alpha Sapphire.
  • On October 26th Nintendo unveiled a bundle that contains both Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It also has codes for 200 potions in both games so you can keep your Pokémon's health high.

Trivia

  • This is the first original remake in the series to feature 3D graphics.
  • This is the first game to introduce new Mega Evolutions after its introduction in a previous game.
  • This is the first game since the introduction of the Trainer Customisation where it isn't included.
  • This is the first game since HeartGold & SoulSilver to have Pokemon Centers and Pokemarts separate from each other.
  • This is the first game since Platinum to have Pokemon Contests.
  • This is the first game within the franchise to show a new type of Evolution of Pokémon: Devolution.
  • Alpha and Omega are Greek words meaning beginning and end or the first and last letters in the Greek Alphabet.[10].
  • This is the first game to allow you to catch Pokémon in the sky.
  • This is the first Pokémon game to get released as a single game (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire separately) and bundled together (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire together in one case) on a Nintendo handheld. In 2003 Nintendo released a similar bundle containing Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire for the Nintendo Gamecube.

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References

Main game series
Generation I Red & Green(Japan)
Blue(Japan)
Red & Blue(International)
Yellow
Generation II Gold & Silver
Crystal
Generation III Ruby & Sapphire
FireRed & LeafGreen
Emerald
Generation IV Diamond & Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V Black & White
Black2 & White2
Generation VI X & Y
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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