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Nintendo Power #173
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The Eon Ticket (Japanese: むげんのチケット Infinite Ticket) is an event key item in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. It cannot be obtained normally in-game; instead, it must be downloaded at a promotional event or using the Eon Ticket e-Card.
With the Eon Ticket in the Bag, players are able to travel to Southern Island via S.S. Tidal once the Elite Four have been defeated. This is where the version-opposite eon Pokémon can be battled and caught: Latias in Pokémon Ruby and Latios in Pokémon Sapphire. In Pokémon Emerald, the Pokémon not selected to roam after the Elite Four's defeat will be present. The eon Pokémon do not flee from battle.
Distribution methods varied worldwide. In North America, the Eon Ticket could be transferred to the games through Mystery Events using an e-Reader and the Eon Ticket e-Card. In Europe, it was possible to get the Eon Ticket at promotional events, but it could also be downloaded through Mystery Events from special Nintendo cartridges via link cable.
A player that received his/her Eon Ticket from either the e-Card or a promotional event is able to share a limited amount of Eon Tickets with other players by mixing records. However, Eon Tickets received by mixing records cannot be shared further. Mixing records is the only way to obtain the Eon Ticket in Emerald.
A physical copy of the ticket was available through Nintendo Power magazine, volume 173.
Eon Ticket E-card
The Eon Ticket e Card is a promotional Pokémon e Card which was available at E3 2003, in the September 2003 issue of Nintendo Power and for a limited time at Toys "R" Us stores. This card transfers the Eon Ticket via Mystery Events to the Key Items pocket of a US Version of Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire. The Eon Ticket allows players to travel to Southern Island, which is barren, except for the opportunity to catch either Latios or Latias, the one opposite of the player's version except in Pokémon Emerald, where the roaming Pokémon is chosen by the player and the one not chosen will be at Southern Island. Since the non-Japanese versions of Pokémon Emerald had removed the Mystery Events feature that was present in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, the Eon Ticket can only be obtained in Emerald by mixing records with a Ruby or Sapphire game that already has the ticket. However, if the ticket on the Ruby and Sapphire game was obtained itself by record mixing, that particular game can not send the ticket via mixing, or for that matter, at all. The wild Pokémon will always be holding Soul Dew when it is caught. This is the only place that Soul Dew can be legally obtained in Generation III. Once the island is left, it cannot be returned to even with the ticket still in hand, though only in Ruby and Sapphire; in Emerald, the island remains accessible.
|| The ticket for a ferry to a distant southern island.
|| The ticket required for sailing on a ferry to a distant southern island. It features a drawing of an island.
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