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Pokémon Omega Ruby (Japanese: ポケットモンスター オメガルビー, HepburnPocket 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, HepburnPocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire) are the primary paired Generation VI games that are enhanced remakes of the third-generation titles Ruby and Sapphire. They were revealed in a worldwide announcement on the official Pokémon websites on May 7, 2014, and were released on November 21, 2014* in Japan, North America, South Korea, and Australia. They were released on November 28, 2014, in Europe.

Blurb[]

Ancient powers reawaken!
Start your Pokémon adventure now!
Behold the true GroudonOR/KyogreAS
Pikachu likes to cosplay?!
Build a Secret Base all your own!

Features[]

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is 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 are now capable of Mega Evolution, along with Blaziken (who has already received a Mega Evolution in X and Y). In addition to that, Sableye, Metagross, Salamence, Altaria, Lopunny, Slowbro, Audino, Camerupt, Sharpedo, Gallade, Rayquaza and Diancie can also Mega Evolve. Players can use Mega Bracelet to Mega Evolve Pokémon.

Primal Reversion[]

This is the new method opposite to evolution. Currently, only Groudon and Kyogre have Primal Forms.

3D Movement[]

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

First partner Pokémon[]

The starters are the same as they were in the original 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 games’ Secret Bases returns. The player is able to share secret bases using Street Pass or QR Codes, and 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 Latios or Mega Latias in Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire respectively.

Changes from Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald[]

  • Mega Evolutions and Mega Stones are added to the remakes.
  • Brendan and May have completely different attires; Brendan has an updated look and May has a bow instead of the bandanna she originally wore 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 X and Y, instead of using the VS. Sprites used for Gen IV and V.
  • Courtney can fight against the player again since she was unable to be fought against in Emerald.
  • Groudon and Kyogre have Primal Reversion forms.
  • Completely new characters, such as Aarune, Lisia, and Zinnia appear in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Secret Bases have been completely upgraded, becoming Super Secret Bases in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. 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 and 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 and Alpha Sapphire. These costumes can be accessed through contests only. This Pikachu can acquire a special move when it is dressed, such as Flying Press for Pikachu Libre.
  • Pokémon-Amie from X and Y is added to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Steven Stone is now the Champion again in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, unlike in Emerald, in which Wallace takes Steven's place as the Champion.
  • The Hoenn Gym Leaders and other Trainers boast new get-ups in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Horde Encounters from X and Y return in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
    • Horde Encounters are also used in Trainer battles, meaning Trainers may sometimes battle in a 5 vs. 1 battle.
  • Sky Encounters are introduced in the games.
  • Mirage Spots are added in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Legendary Pokémon Regigigas, Heatran, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Virizion, Terrakion, Cobalion, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Raikou, Suicune, Entei, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, and Cresselia are obtainable in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • The Battle Resort and Battle Maison are added in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while the Battle Tower and Battle Frontier have been removed.
  • Deoxys is located in Sky Pillar after defeating it with Rayquaza. Ho-Oh and Lugia are located in the Sea Mauville instead of being located at Navel Rock.
  • A special post-play quest called the Delta Episode was added to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • The player can now fly to Routes using Fly and the Eon Flute, which summons LatiosOR or LatiasAS and can mega-evolve them in flight.
  • Some Trainers that can be rebattled, seen on Trainer Eyes, have Pokémon from other regions, i.e. Chandelure, Jellicent, Haxorus, etc.

Pokémon[]

Version exclusives[]

Omega Ruby[]

No. Pokémon Type(s)
#140 0140 Kabuto Type RockType Water
#141 0141 Kabutops Type RockType Water
#250 0250 Ho-Oh Type FireType Flying
#273 0273 Seedot Type Grass
#274 0274 Nuzleaf Type GrassType Dark
#275 0275 Shiftry Type GrassType Dark
#303 0303 Mawile Type SteelType Fairy
#335 0335 Zangoose Type Normal
#338 0338 Solrock Type RockType Psychic
#381 0381 Latios Type DragonType Psychic
#383 0383 Groudon Type Ground
#410 0410 Shieldon Type RockType Steel
#411 0411 Bastiodon Type RockType Steel
#422 0422 Shellos Type Water
#423 0423 Gastrodon Type WaterType Ground
#484 0484 Palkia Type WaterType Dragon
#538 0538 Throh Type Fighting
#566 0566 Archen Type RockType Flying
#567 0567 Archeops Type RockType Flying
#641 0641 Tornadus Type Flying
#643 0643 Reshiram Type DragonType Fire
#690 0690 Skrelp Type PoisonType Water
#691 0691 Dragalge Type PoisonType Dragon

Alpha Sapphire[]

No. Pokémon Type(s)
#138 0138 Omanyte Type RockType Water
#139 0139 Omastar Type RockType Water
#249 0249 Lugia Type PsychicType Flying
#270 0270 Lotad Type WaterType Grass
#271 0271 Lombre Type WaterType Grass
#272 0272 Ludicolo Type WaterType Grass
#302 0302 Sableye Type DarkType Ghost
#336 0336 Seviper Type Poison
#337 0337 Lunatone Type RockType Psychic
#380 0380 Latias Type DragonType Psychic
#382 0382 Kyogre Type Water
#408 0408 Cranidos Type Rock
#409 0409 Rampardos Type Rock
#422 0422A Shellos Type Water
#423 0423A Gastrodon Type WaterType Ground
#483 0483 Dialga Type SteelType Dragon
#539 0539 Sawk Type Fighting
#564 0564 Tirtouga Type RockType Water
#565 0565 Carracosta Type RockType Water
#642 0642 Thundurus Type ElectricType Flying
#644 0644 Zekrom Type DragonType Electric
#692 0692 Clauncher Type Water
#693 0693 Clawitzer Type Water


Demo[]

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the first of their kind to have a demo. This demo contains a mini-story of its own where the player, named Orlando, is in Mossdeep City and visits Mirage Spots with Steven Stone.

Trailer[]

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 Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will bring another change to battling in the Pokémon World.[2]
  • CoroCoro June issue revealed the new information about the remakes. Swampert, Sceptile, Diancie and Sableye are given a Mega Evolution. Kyogre and Groudon have ability to devolve into their new Primal Forms. Steven Stone seeks the secret of Mega Evolution. On the 10th of June, CoroCoro leaks were confirmed by Pokémon officially through a trailer.
  • 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 Pokédex, the return of Pokémon Contests, and the return on Pokémon-Amie. On the 14th of July, July CoroCoro leaks were confirmed by Pokémon officially through a second trailer.
  • CoroCoro 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. 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. A September Trailer showed all the previous leaked Mega Evolutions, underwater battles, and Rayquaza. Mega Rayquaza was unveiled via trailer on October 2.
  • November CoroCoro unveiled even more Mega Pokémon such as Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias and Latios. In addition to that, Eon Ticket also makes a return.
  • On October 25, 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 26 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.

Patches[]

Info below is retrieved from Serebii.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire version history
VersionRelease dateSize (Blocks/Bytes)Fixes
1.1 November 25, 2014 271 Blocks Various bug fixes
1.2 December 3, 2014 271 Blocks
  • A glitch that may cause the game to freeze when entering the Hall of Fame
  • Various bug fixes
1.3 April 2, 2015 271 Blocks Various bug fixes
1.4 April 23, 2015 271 Blocks Various bug fixes

Walkthrough[]

This is an in-depth walkthrough of the games and has steps to finish the game and the Delta Episode.

Trivia[]

  • These are the first games where the player's character takes their shoes off indoors. Brendan and May occasionally remove their footwear, revealing their socks. However, this is restricted to certain houses and Petalburg City's Gym, the latter of which is a dojo-styled building. Ironically, while Pokémon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor expansion would feature an actual dojo later on, the player keeps their shoes on inside it.

Gallery[]

References[]

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