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Game Details:

Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company
Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS
Release Date(s): November 21st, 2014 (JPN), November 21st, 2014 (USA), November 28th, 2014 (EUR), November 21st, 2014 (AUS), November 21st, 2014 (KOR)
Mode(s): Single Player, Multiplayer
Rating(s): CERO: A (JPN), ESRB: E (USA), PEGI: 3+ (EUR)
Controller(s): Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS
Extra Contents: ORAS Main Page, Patches, Eon Ticket, Super Training, Demo, Mine Cart Adventure, Poké Doll Grabber, Medals

Demo Table of Contents

Demo Information

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version features gameplay that players couldn't experience anywhere else. During the demo, players could encounter a familiar Pokémon that could now Mega Evolve. This Mega-Evolved Pokémon could also be brought into the full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Reward items that players obtained during the Special Demo Version adventure could also be brought into the full game.

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Mega Glalie and Mega Steelix

The Demo allowed players to capture either Mega Glalie or Mega Steelix. Players could capture them the first time they played the demo through to the end of the mission with Steven. The demo allowed players to save their special Mega Evolved Pokémon that they encountered in the demo and transfer it over to the full version of the game.

Mega Glalie Mega Steelix
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Glalie Mega Evoles into Mega Glalie. The excessive energy from its Mega Evolution gushes out of its mouth, blasting away and destroying its jaw and because of this, Mega Glalie is no longer able to close its mouth while the freezing air it emits becomes far stronger. Mega Glalie tosses opponents into its gaping mouth, expelling a burst of chilled air to freeze them instantly.

Category: Face Pokémon
Type: Ice
Ability: Refrigerate
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 772.1 lbs.
Steelix Mega Evolves into Mega Steelix. The cells within Mega Steelix body are crystallized by the energy produced from Mega Evolution and they are stronger than any mineral and able to withstand any temperature. Mega Steelix moves incredibly slowly, but its strengthened body is impervious to damage and can attack without flinching.

Category: Iron Snake Pokémon
Type: Steel/Ground
Ability: Sand Force
Height: 34'05"
Weight: 1,631.4 lbs.
Demo Countries Available: North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia Demo Countries Available: Japan

Demo Distribution Locations

The Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo could not be directly downloaded from the Nintendo eShop like most demos. Players were required to enter a unique code in the Nintendo eShop in order to download the demo. These codes were distributed differently depending on the country but they are all one-time use. Some of the codes were distributed before October 15th, 2014 but could not be redeemed until that day.

Country Information Date(s)
United States Pokémon Trainer Club October 2014 Newsletter
Select cinema locations nationwide
Pokémon Art Academy eShop Purchase
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game eShop Purchase
Pokémon Trading Card Game eShop Purchase
Select Nintendo Network IDs from Promotional email
Holiday Mall Tour
October 21th, 2014
November 7th, 2014 until November 13th, 2014
October 24th, 2014
November 6th, 2014
November 13th, 2014
October 31st, 2014
November 24th, 2014 until December 21st, 2014
Canada Pokémon Trainer Club October 2014 Newsletter
Pokémon Art Academy eShop Purchase
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game eShop Purchase
Pokémon Trading Card Game eShop Purchase
Select Nintendo Network IDs from Promotional email
Canada's Pokémon Video Game Event Toronto
YTV Website Code Generator
October 21th, 2014
October 24th, 2014
November 6th, 2014
November 13th, 2014
October 31st, 2014
November 8th, 2014
November 8th, 2014
Japan CoroCoro November 2014 Issue
Chao Magazine December 2014 Issue
Amazon Japan
Pokémon Centers and Toys 'R' Us
Weekly Famitsu
Smart
October 15th, 2014
November 1st, 2014
November 1st, 2014
November 8th, 2014
November 13th, 2014
November 22nd, 2014
United Kingdom GAME via Nintendo Zone
Amazon UK, Smyths Toys, ShopTo, Nintendo UK Official Store via email
MCM London
Wikia, Bin Weevils, Nintendo Life
GameSpot Website Code Generator
October 15th, 2014
October 15th, 2014
October 24th, 2014 until October 26th, 2014
November 2014
October 14th, 2014
Norway Nintendo Official Website October 16th, 2014
Sweden Nintendo Official Website October 16th, 2014
Finland Nintendo Official Website October 16th, 2014
Denmark Nintendo Official Website October 16th, 2014
South Korea eMart, HomePlus, LotteMart Stores October 18th, 2014
Australia Club Nintendo
Various Retailers
October 15th, 2014
November 3rd, 2014
Germany McDonalds Nintendo Zone October 15th, 2014
Italy Topolino and Il Giornalino Magazine
Focus Junior
Nintendolandia Tour
Milan Games Week
Fieramilanocity, Nintendo stand in G come Giocare
October 5th, 2014
Early November 2014
October 18th, 2014
October 24th, 2014 until October 26th, 2014
November 21st, 2014 until October 23rd, 2014
France Paris Games Week October 29th, 2014 until November 2nd, 2014
Portugal IBERANIME OPO 2014 Festival
Lisboa Games Week and Comic Con Portugal
FNAC, Media Markt, El Corte Inglés
October 11th, 2014 and October 12th, 2014
November 6th, 2014 to October, 9th 2014
October 15th, 2014
Switzerland Swiss Toy Fair October 1st, 2014 until October 5th, 2014
The Netherlands Firstlook 2014
Game Mania
October 11th, 2014 and October 12th, 2014
October 15th, 2014
Belgium Game Mania October 15th, 2014
Russia IgroMir 2014 October 1st, 2014 until October 5th, 2014
South Africa rAge Expo
BT Games, Toy Zone, Toys R Us, AWX
October 10th, 2014 until October 12th, 2014
October 15th, 2014
Spain GAME - Nintendo Zone
Official Nintendo Magazine
Manga Fair - Barcelona
October 15th, 2014
October 15th, 2014
October 30th, 2014 until November 2nd, 2014
China - Taiwan and Hong Kong Nintendo HK via Weibo October 22nd, 2014 until November 28th, 2014
Greece Germanos Stores October 16th, 2014
Singapore Maxsoft Facebook Promotion October 21st, 2014

Secret Missions

Apart from the standard missions that are in the demo, there are also some special secret missions that players can unlock after playing through the demo.

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Let's Go Somewhere Secret: After playing through the demo, players may receive a special mission which they can double battle with May against Team Aqua or Team Magma. Steven takes players to the island where they have to find out what they are doing as running them off once wasn't enough to stop them from returning and causing more trouble.

There are no wild Pokémon or items to obtain in this mission but once the player has completed it, an option to play it again can be selected by talking to Steven.
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After playing the demo for 15 days, players have the chance to unlock the strange man mission. Steven explains there are rumors of a strange man on a nearby island. When players explore the spiral maze area and find the man, he gives them a Nugget which can then be transferred to the full version of the game. Mission2 pic

Players were able to transfer Pokémon and items obtained in the demo version to the full versions of the games by using the Pokémon Link feature. In order to transfer the items players must first load the demo and talk to Steven in front of the Pokémon Center. Players can then select "Send to full game" and then select what they'd like to transfer over. Once the items had been selected, players needed to start the full version of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire and select Pokémon Link from the title menu. After a few moments while it transfers, players could then use one of the PCs at the Pokémon Center to access the Pokémon.

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Each time a player completed the demo, certain items became available to transfer over to the main game. Below is a list of the items that were available and how many adventures players needed to complete the demo to unlock them.

Item/Pokémon #
GlalieGlalie
Glalie/Steelix
1
PokéBalls
PokéBalls
3
Heal Balls
Heal Balls
5
Heart Scales
Heart Scales
10
Nugget
Nugget
Complete Secret Mission

Pokémon Support - Demo Code - Updated Posting - 10/21/14 6:04 PM PST

In the United States and Canada on October 21st, 2014, the October 2014 Pokémon newsletter had some issues with the code distribution. Some people did not receive the email on time while others received the email but got a blank code. Pokémon Support posted a couple of messages to help users with the issue.

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We believe that the issue with code images not appearing in the October Pokémon newsletter have been resolved. Users should now be able to view their code simply by reopening the original newsletter email. If this doesn't work immediately, users can click the "Having trouble viewing this email? View this email online." at the top right of the newsletter image.

Any users still not able to view their codes are encouraged to reopen a service ticket.

For users who signed up for the newsletter prior to 10/20 and still have not received it, we ask that you be patient.

Because of the large volume of newsletters sent, there could be some delays as they make their way through the various internet providers and networks, leading to some users receiving their newsletters before other users.

We believe that all newsletters should deliver within the next few days. We recommend that you check your junk email folders and again make sure that [email protected] has been added to your safe senders list.

I haven't received my Alpha Ruby/Omega Sapphire demo code - Original Message

It has come to our attention that some users have not yet received their copy of the newsletter, and that some who have are reporting that the code for the Alpha Ruby/Omega Sapphire Demo is not appearing properly in the message.

Because of the large volume of newsletters sent, there could be some delays as they make their way through the various internet providers and networks, leading to some users receiving their newsletters before other users.

We’re working closely with our service partner to resolve the issue of non-displaying codes and hope to see the issue resolved shortly. This should not require us to re-send the message as once the error is corrected users will then see the code appear in their original newsletter email.

We will update this article as we receive information, and we encourage you to click the subscribe link so that you are notified as we update this issue.

For users who didn't subscribe to the Pokemon.com newsletter in time, check out some of the other ways you can receive a demo code at Nintendo.com

Thank you, Pokémon Support
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