A number of new 3DS home menu themes are now available in the North American eShop. Much like Europe, 3DS owners can take their pick of six new themes, including four Super Smash Bros for 3DS themes and two Pokemon home themes featuring a sleeping Pikachu or Primal Kyogre and Groudon. So if you’d like to celebrate the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire or Super Smash Bros this weekend, you can select any of the above themes for $1.99 US dollars each. For a closer look at the Smash themes, you can take a look at the link here, or for the Pokemon themes, click here.
Yup, we’ve finally got footage of the first twenty-seven minutes of Pokemon Omega Ruby on the Nintendo 3DS. Obviously those that don’t want to spoil the experience may want to look away now, but if you’re on the fence about purchasing it then be sure to take a look. Pokemon Omega Ruby currently has a Metascore of 83 on Metacritic and is due to be released in the United States on Friday.
A new patch has been released for Pokemon Bank. Update version 1.2 requires 210 blocks of free space and is required for online features. There’s currently no official word on what the patch does, though it probably has something to do with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – both of which launch this Friday, November 21. Pokemon Bank is a Nintendo 3DS application that allows players to store thousands of their Pokemon via the Internet. The app is available on the Nintendo eShop and offers a free trial period to first-time users.
The reviews for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have started to come pouring in and the first to review the games is IGN. The publication has awarded the remakes a solid 7.8 out of 10 stating that Nintendo has done a fantastic job of recreating Hoenn. However the site says that there’s just too many water Pokemon and too many HMs. Here’s their verdict and you can read the full review, right here.
As a 3D remake, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby do a fantastic job of reintroducing Hoenn. Little details, like characters turning their heads to look as you pass or flocks of Wingulls flying overhead, make the region really come to life, and small updates and tweaks help make the journey smoother. Still, a few of its flaws are even more glaring in 3D, especially the excess water Pokémon and often dull navigation of their habitats. The added online features could help mitigate some of the type imbalances — I’m a huge fan of Wonder Trade — and there are even a few post-game surprises to encourage you to keep training well beyond the 25-hour main story.
Today, The Pokémon Company International revealed Delta Episode story details for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games launching November 21, 2014. Players can learn more about the new Delta Episode, featuring Deoxys and other surprises; the region¹s Mirage spots that conceal Legendary Pokémon; and the mystery of the ancient codes hidden throughout Hoenn in the new trailer.
Embark on a new adventure and encounter Deoxys in the Delta Episode
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire introduce a new story, the Delta Episode, which reveals the history of the Hoenn region and thrusts Trainers into a quest to save the world. The Mossdeep Space Center, a research facility for studying space and rocket science, discovers that a giant asteroid is hurtling toward the planet. Trainers must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from attacking the facility. Meanwhile, a battle in space is brewing between the Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza and the DNA Pokémon Deoxys, a powerful Pokémon that can transform between four distinct Formes: Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme. Rayquaza faces a fateful challenge that will determine the future of Hoenn.
Helping Trainers restore peace to the Hoenn region are Sootopolis City¹s Gym Leader, Wallace, and the Hoenn region¹s Champion, Steven, both of whom hold secrets to stopping the asteroid. Trainers will also meet Zinnia, a mysterious girl rumored to possess the key to the fate of the world. Zinnia wears a Mega Anklet set with one of the mysterious Key Stones, which allows her Salamence to Mega Evolve.
Encounter Legendary Pokémon Latias and Latios with an Eon Ticket
To catch the Legendary Pokémon Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Trainers must first reach the Southern Island by acquiring and using an Eon Ticket. Eon Tickets will be distributed via the Mystery Gift function on the title menu. Codes for the Eon Ticket will be provided to Play! Pokémon organizers and North American StreetPass communities and will be active on November 21. Once a Trainer redeems an Eon Ticket in the game, the ticket can be shared with other players by activating StreetPass on BuzzNav.
Search for Legendary Pokémon in Mirage spots
Legendary Pokémon found in previous Pokémon video games will return in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire through mysterious Mirage spots appearing around Hoenn. While exploring Mirage spots with Soar, Trainers can battle and catch an array of powerful Legendary Pokémon, including Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Cresselia, and Heatran. Encounters with Legendary Pokémon found in Mirage spots will vary based on which game is being played.
Decipher ancient codes to encounter Legendary titans Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
Mirage spots are not the only place where Trainers can encounter Legendary Pokémon. Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, the Legendary titans of the Hoenn region, make their return in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. They can be encountered after Trainers decipher ancient messages scattered throughout the region. After catching all three of these titans and meeting other special conditions, Trainers can encounter and catch the powerful Colossal Pokémon Regigigas, said to be the creator of the Legendary trio.
Send a Pokémon obtained in the Special Demo Version to the full game
Trainers can obtain a powerful Pokémon in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version and send it to their fullPokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game via Pokémon Link: Glalie, an Ice-type Pokémon that can Mega Evolve into the menacing Mega Glalie. Trainers can likewise send the Mythical Pokémon Diancie, which can be obtained via a code card from participating GameStop stores, from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
Discover more fun at the Pokémon Global Link
Poké Miles and Medals earned in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will allow Trainers to play Mine Cart Adventure, a new PGL attraction that debuts in concert with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. In Mine Cart Adventure, Trainers must navigate carts on winding tracks to collect Berries and win a variety of Poké Balls.
The CoroCoro leaks have finally arrived and they reveal that Deoxys will be available at some point during Episode Delta. CoroCoro also revealed that there’s a new character in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire called Higana who travels with a Whismur. Higana battles you with Mega Salamence. Here’s some of the details announced in the latest edition of CoroCoro.
- Deoxys is available at some point in the game during Episode Delta.
- New character Higana who travels with a Whismur and battles you with a Mega Salamence.
- A lot of Legendaries are shown to be available in the game. (Lake Trio, Musketeers, Legendary Beasts, Genies, Heatran, Cresselia, Regigigas)
- Wallace revealed. (Looks like he’s a Gym Leader, if not please correct me)
- Mega Rayquaza and Deoxys seemingly battling in space.