The newly-released Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes have sold more than 3.04 million units worldwide in only three days, according to sales numbers released by The Pokémon Company. Japan alone accounts for more than 1.5 million of those units.
The figures count the Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby dual pack, but don’t include digital sales of the game.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launched worldwide on November 21, except in Europe, where the game was delayed until November 28. Another jump in sales is expected when the games launch.No comments
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Now Also Offered As A Dual Pack [Update: Only at Select Retailers]
[Update: Apparently, the dual pack will be exclusive to Amazon and Best Buy.]
If you were planning on picking up both Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, there is now a new Dual Pack also launching on November 21 that has both games for $79.99.
You won’t really be saving any money by picking up the bundle. At least, not any real world money. You will, however, get some codes to save you money on in-game stuff like Potions.
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Nintendo of America will begin distributing demo codes for the newest Pokémon games, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, very soon, the company confirmed.
Your earliest chance will be this Friday, where you can get a code if you purchase Pokémon Art Academy in the 3DS eShop.
Other methods include:
- Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
- Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
- You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You’ll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
- Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
- Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.
The demo takes you through a few scenarios, including getting to meet a new Mega-Evolved pokémon. You’ll even be able to transfer a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon (along with some items you pick up) to the full game, when it comes out on November 21.
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Junji Ito, the manga author behind The Enigma of Amigara Fault (DRR…DRR… DRR…) and Uzumaki, is working together with The Pokémon Company on KowaPoké, or Scary Pokémon, a series of illustrations featuring some of the Pokémon world’s creepier monsters.
More images will be released over the course of the month. The first, which stars the Ghost-type Banette, is available as a wallpaper for your phone. It’s also available as a T-shirt, but those will be given away as a prizes.
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Already got your free Pumpkaboo? Great. Now fire up the 3DS again because there’s a free Diancie and Shiny Gengar to get.
Beginning October 13 and going on until October 26, participating GameStop stores will give out special code cards that can be used in Pokémon X and Y to receive a Shiny Gengar. It comes holding a Gengarite Mega Stone, which allows it to Mega Evolve in to Mega Gengar.
From October 27 to November 16, GameStop stores will once again give out code cards, this time for the rare Jewel Pokémon Diancie. In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, you can acquire a Diancite Mega Stone. If you transfer Diancie over to the new games, you can Mega Evolve it to Mega Diancie.
Four more pokémon are getting Mega Evolutions in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, Japanese publication CoroCoro revealed.
Like in the original games, Latias and Latios will be split up across both games, with Latias being the Alpha Sapphire exclusive and Latios the Omega Ruby exclusive. In order to access them, you need to get the Eon Ticket, an event item that will be distributed in a future issue of CoroCoro.
You can hop on the backs of Latias and Latios to explore the skies of Hoenn and find legendaries like Reshiram, Zekrom, Dialga, Palkia. Non-legendaries can also be found roaming the areas above the region.
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The legendary pokémon Rayquaza will be able to Mega Evolve in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
When it becomes Mega Rayquaza, it gains significant boosts to its stats, including its already high Attack and Sp. Atk. It also gains the signature ability Delta Stream, which causes the following effects while its in battle:
- The moves Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail.
- The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate.
- Moves of a type that Flying-type Pokémon are usually weak to will only deal normal damage to any Flying-type Pokémon in the battle.
As for attacks, Mega Rayquaza learns Dragon Ascent, one of the strongest Flying-type moves in the game, where it flies up among the stars and comes crashing back down onto its opponent.
Mega Rayquaza’s Mega Evolution requirements are apparently different from other pokémon, but the developers aren’t saying anything about how to do it except to play the game when it comes out.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launch on November 21 in Australia, Japan, North America and South Korea and on November 28 in Europe.No comments
The Pokémon Company is getting ready for Halloween by giving away a free Pumpkaboo to Pokémon X and Y players during the entire month of October.
Getting the Ghost- and Grass-type is easy, all you need to do is:
- Connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the Internet.
- Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
- Select Receive Gift, then Yes.
- Select Get via Internet, then Yes.
- Watch as you receive Pumpkaboo!
- Speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive Pumpkaboo.
- Be sure to save your game!
If you trade your Pumpkaboo and trade back, you can get a Super Size Gourgeist, which can be used to enter the Trick-or-Treat Friendly, a special Online Competition beginning October 24.
Registration begins on October 16 and goes on until October 23 or all available spots are filled. Full rules and restrictions can be found on the Pokémon Global Link website.
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There hasn’t been an (official) transparent Nintendo handheld since the Game Boy Advance, but that’s about to change this November when the transparent red and transparent blue 2DS launch in Europe.
Nintendo’s European branch also announced that the handhelds will be available as part of a bundle for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
The 2DSes hit stores on November 7, while the Pokémon bundles go on sale on November 28, the same day as Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby‘s European launch.No comments
Bandai Namco and The Pokémon Company are collaborating on Pokkén Tournament, a Pokémon fighting game coming to Japanese arcades next year. The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced the game earlier today during their live stream event.
Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur producer Masaaki Hoshino both appear to be involved with the project, showing up to discuss the game on stream.
Despite no confirmation of a Western release, The Official Pokémon Channel on YouTube released an English version of the Pokkén Tournament reveal trailer.No comments