Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will be getting demos in North America sooner than expected. Gamers will have about a month to get their hands on the demo before the full versions release November 21. Special codes will be given out via email to allow players to get the demo next week, October 21.
There are some stipulations however. Only those apart of the Trainer Club will get the code to download the new demo. That is because the codes are being distributed through the Trainer Club newsletter. This newsletter goes out October 21, which means if you are not currently a member, you have until October 19 to register. Once club members receive the special demo code in their email, they can download the demo from the Nintendo eShop (sign up link below).
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will feature Legendary Pokemon that can be encounter and caught in the clouds in special locations called Mirage Spots. These legendary Pokemon include: Lugia, Ho-Oh, Palkia, Dialga, Reshiram and Zekrom. Alpha Sapphire features Latias and Omega Ruby features Latios, both of which have mega forms and a new method of travel known as “Soar.” This new means of flight seems to be the only way to encounter the Mirage Spots.
The list of new mega evolutions this time is quite staggering: Altaria, Audino, Beedrill, Camerupt, Diancie, Gallade Glalie, Lopunny, Metagross Pidgeot, Rayquaza, Sableye, Salamence, Sceptile, Sharkpedo, Slowbro, Steelix and Swampert. Plus, Groudon and Kyogre will be getting Primal forms. An impressive display, one that spans all generation and the inclusion of legendaries. This means that three of the legendary pokemon from Hoenn will have mega forms, but when will Deoxys get one?
It is said that this demo will allow the player to mega evolve Swampert, Blaziken, and Sceptile, and even use their new Ultimate Moves. These moves are exclusive to specific evolutions and must be learned from professors. Swampert has Hydro Cannon, Blaziken has Blast Burn, and Sceptile has Frenzy Plant.
Game Freak looks to have outdone themselves this time. Fans that are not fond of third generation are even getting excited and how could they not? Look at all of those mega forms! As a final note, those that play the demo will be able to transfer all items discovered as well as one Pokemon to the full version of the game when it comes out November 21 (November 28 for Europe).
The third generation Pokemon remakes are just over a month away. By then, the excitement from the new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will have simmered down enough for trainers to explore the Hoenn region once again. To obtain the demo individuals must be signed up for the Trainer Club by October 19 to receive the newsletter, which will be distributed via email two days later. A month after that the full versions of both Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will available.
By Garrett Jutte
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