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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby
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Cover artwork of Pokémon Omega Ruby
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
ポケットモンスター アルファサファイア
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Boxart of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Developer(s): Game Freak
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: turn-based role-playing
Players: 1 (single-player)
2-4 (multiplayer)
Predecessor: Pokémon X and Y
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: November 21, 2014[1]
Japan: November 21, 2014[2]
Europe: November 28, 2014[3]
Australia: November 21, 2014[4]
S. Korea: November 21, 2014[5]
ESRB: E[1]
CERO: A[2]
PEGI: 7[3]
USK: 0[6]
ACB: PG[4]
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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 a pair of Nintendo 3DS games by Game Freak in the mainline Pokémon series. They are remakes of the 2003 games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.



Ancient powers reawaken!

Behold the true [Kyogre/Groudon]*!
Pikachu likes to cosplay?!
Build a Secret Base all your own!

Start your Pokémon adventure now!

* - The Legendary Pokémon listed on the box depends on the version of the game.


The story mostly remains the same as in the original games. The evil team in each version (Team Magma for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Team Aqua for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, as in the originals) is seeking to revive the "super-ancient Pokémon" of the Hoenn region (Groudon or Kyogre) in order to change the world to suit their ideals (Team Magma to expand the land for people and Team Aqua to expand the oceans for Pokémon). The player must stop them in order to stop the ancient Pokémon from reawakening and causing havoc.


The original gameplay of the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions has mostly been updated by carrying over much of the gameplay of'Pokémon X and Y, in order to match with the gameplay of the generations succeeding the original versions. Mega Evolutions have been retained, with new ones being added. Horde encounters have also been carried over, though have been expanded upon in the form of occasional Trainer horde battles. In addition, elements that were present in the Generation III games that were removed in future generations, such as Secret Bases and Pokémon Contests, are returned here, though have been updated; Secret Bases come with a StreetPass feature, which allows other players' Secret Bases to show up in one's game, allowing players to visit them and battle their team.

In addition to the new features included in X and Y such as the Player Search System, Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training, other features have been added, including a map viewer that allows players to look up trainers, Pokémon, Secret Bases, and locations on the map screen; and DexNav, which allows players to find specific Pokémon in their current location.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download

Download size

Omega Ruby: 14,497 blocks
Alpha Sapphire: 14,499 blocks

Supported features

Nintendo Network (Online play), StreetPass, SpotPass

Input / compatible controllers

Nintendo 3DS

Release data[edit]


Bulbapedia logo.png This section is a short summary of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo.
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A special demo was released through serial codes starting October 15, 2014 for Japan, Korea, and PAL regions and October 21, 2014 for North America. Codes will stop being distributed May 31, 2015. The player, locked as the male player character, accompanies Steven Stone on various adventures battling Pokémon trainers, searching for wild Pokémon, and rescuing lost people and Pokémon. It takes 1,933 blocks of save data.


Version Number Date Released Description
1.0 Default Initial release
1.1 November 25th 2014 Fixes a small bug with the layout of the language select screen
1.2 December 2nd 2014 Fixes a freezing issue with the ending movie that plays after entering the Hall of Fame
1.3 April 1, 2015 Gameplay adjustments
1.4 April 22, 2015 Gameplay adjustments

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