Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version
ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア 特別体験版
ORAS Prerelease Demo Intro.png
Screenshot of Mossdeep City from the Demo Version
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS (digital)
Category: RPG demo
Players: 1 player
Connectivity: None
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: PG
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 7
GRB: ALL
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: October 15, 2014
North America: October 21, 2014
Australia: October 15, 2014
Europe: October 15, 2014
South Korea: October 15, 2014
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Official Japanese sub-page
English: Official English sub-page
ORAS Demo title screen JP.png
Japanese title screen

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version (Japanese: ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア 特別体験版 Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version) is a special, expanded demo edition of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It is an unlimited-use demo that is downloadable on Nintendo's 3DS eShop, but could originally only be accessed via serial code. The serial code began distribution around October 15, 2014, but the date varies by country and provider. Codes for the demo expired on May 31, 2015. It later became available for download from the eShop in North America and Europe on December 27, 2014, and in Japan from August 2 to September 30, 2016.

Gameplay

In the Demo Version, players assume the role of the promotional player character Orlando (Japanese: オメガ Omega), who shares the appearance of Brendan. The Demo is set in Mossdeep City and various Mirage spots. During the first adventure, the player assists Steven in stopping Team Aqua or Team Magma's plot to catch a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve. Subsequent adventures feature the player helping Steven complete other miscellaneous missions, including a couple of special missions that only appear rarely or when the right conditions are met. On every fifth adventure, the player will face an Expert who will challenge the player to a battle.

During gameplay, the player can only access the Pokémon and Bag menu options, and when the menu is closed, the bottom screen shows TV Mauville's Pokémon News on the BuzzNav. The Demo Version only saves after the player has completed an adventure, immediately before it returns to the title screen.

As the player clears more adventures, more non-playable characters (NPCs) will fill Mossdeep City and Steven will reward the player with items that can be transferred to the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. Clearing the first adventure also allows the player to transfer a Steelix or Glalie with its Mega Stone to the main games. After the first adventure, once a day, the player may talk to Steven to transfer the new Mega Pokémon or items to their full Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game via Pokémon Link. There is no restriction on sending items to a full game, but if an Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game has previously received a Steelix or Glalie from a Demo Version, it will not be able to receive another.

If the player faints during any adventure, they will be returned to Mossdeep City standing in front of Steven and the Pokémon Center, with everything reset to its default state. That is, no items will have been used or experience gained and all progress is reset; not even the mission type or the Trainer class or bonus NPC that was present are saved for random mission adventures. During the first adventure, however, losing the first battle at Mossdeep City or the battle with Steelix/Glalie does not cause the player to faint.

The player's default inventory consists of three Hyper Potions, three Full Heals, and (after the first adventure) the Mega Bracelet. Pokémon are only allowed to hold Mega Stones. The other items that Steven rewards the player with after completing certain adventures cannot be used within the Demo Version.

When the Demo Version is started with no saved data, it will randomly choose a theme: "red" or "blue". Throughout the Demo Version, this variable controls: the title screen's theme (Team Aqua for blue or Team Magma for red), the team that appears during missions or as NPCs at Mossdeep City, and the Pokémon that Steven rides (Latios for blue, Latias for red). This variable switches its value after every adventure that is completed, so that the adventures have alternating themes. It also switches its value if the player sends any of their rewards to their full Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game.

The game's save data can be erased by pressing the Up, B, and X buttons simultaneously on the Demo's title screen.

First adventure

The Demo Version features a unique scenario that begins in Mossdeep City, where Steven requests the player's assistance at the Mossdeep Space Center, where they are intercepted by a male and female pair of Team Magma or Team Aqua Grunts. The player is given a choice between a level 35 Grovyle, Combusken, and Marshtomp to help Steven fight them off.

253Grovyle.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Grovyle/ Lv.35
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Agility
Psychic Status
256Combusken.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Combusken/ Lv.35
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
Slash
Normal Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
259Marshtomp.png
Types:
Water Ground
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Marshtomp/ Lv.35
Waterfall
Water Physical
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Protect
Normal Status

After the battle, Professor Cozmo will inform the player and Steven that the evil team they just fought is seeking out a Pokémon with a recently discovered Mega Evolution. After Steven gets the coordinates of the unnamed island where the Pokémon is located, the player is allowed to explore Mossdeep City before returning to Steven to begin their pursuit.

After riding Latios or Latias to an unnamed island, Steven will tell the player to go forward, where they'll encounter wild Pokémon, several grunts from each team, and May, who came to investigate but was overpowered by the enemy. May will heal the player's team after the player's battle inside the cave. At this point, the player's Pokémon will have received enough experience to reach its final evolutionary form.

At the back end of the island cave, the player will find Aqua Admin Matt and Magma Admin Tabitha, who call a truce to take the player down. Before the battle can begin, however, Steven arrives, presenting the player with three gifts to shift the battle in their favor. First, he overwrites the player's Pokémon's status move with its respective Hyper Beam variant (Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, or Hydro Cannon). Then he gives the player a Mega Bracelet and gives the player's Pokémon its respective Mega Stone to hold. He encourages the player to test these powers in the battle with the admins.

After defeating the admins and clearing Team Magma and Team Aqua off the island, Steven leads the player to a deeper part of the cave, where a single patch of tall grass houses the Pokémon sought by the two villainous teams. Steven gives the player five Poké Balls to catch the Pokémon. After a successful catch, the two Trainers return to Mossdeep City, the adventure ends, and progress is saved.

Subsequent adventures

All adventures after the fifth adventure where the player does not have to battle an Expert can be one of three random types of missions. The second, third, and fourth adventures introduce the player to these missions and are not random, with the second adventure requiring the player to battle three Trainers, the third requiring the player to find a lost Pokémon or person (a Whismur, a Youngster, or a Twin—Gina, separated from her sister Mia), and the fourth requiring the player to find a Pokémon (a Poochyena, Skitty, or Shroomish). The lost characters will be partially hidden, while Pokémon inhabitants can be found by stepping to the left or right of an open patch in the middle of the tall grass. Immediately after an Expert battle adventure, any of these three missions may be randomly selected, but in the subsequent adventures, the mission type that was completed in the previous adventure will not be selected.

Trainers also appear in the random missions. The Trainers that appear will always be of the same Trainer class, with six different Trainer classes available to be randomly selected. The Trainer class that was present during the most recent random mission that was completed will not be selected, however. During Trainer battle missions, three Trainers will be present, but during the other missions, only two will be present.

A bonus NPC may also randomly appear at the destination Mirage spot during the random missions. These NPCs may be: Aarune, Lisia, an old man from Cave of Origin, one of the cardinal sisters from Mauville City, or a Scientist working for Captain Stern.

The location of the random missions is also randomly chosen from five different Mirage spots. Those locations are: the Mirage Islands west of Dewford Town (a beach) and north of Route 125 (an island with ruins), the Mirage Forest south of Route 109 (a circular path in a forest), and the Mirage Mountains northeast of Route 125 (on the cliffs of a mountain) and southeast of Route 129 (a small mountain). The expert battle always happens at the Mirage Cave west of Route 115.

All adventures after the first start with the player having the same party, consisting of a level 40 Steelix or Glalie and a level 36 Sceptile, Blaziken, and Swampert. If the player sends Steelix/Glalie to a full Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game, however, it will not be part of the player's party. All Pokémon hold their respective Mega Stones.

Special missions

During the adventures where random missions are possible, two special missions may also be selected.

One is a follow-up to the Demo Version's first adventure, where one of the evil teams has shown up again and Orlando must battle them with the help of May. It takes place at the Mirage Cave north of Route 124. This mission appears entirely randomly and is very rare, possibly on the order of Shiny chances (one in thousands). However, once the mission has been completed once, it may be started again at any time by selecting "Let's go somewhere secret!" from Steven's menu of options.

The other is a mission where the player investigates a strange man who ends up gifting the player a Nugget, which may be transferred to the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. It takes place at the Mirage Island north of Route 111. When this mission's conditions are met, it preempts the other random missions so that it is the only one that will appear. Its only requirement is that fifteen days have passed since the first adventure was completed.

Completion bonuses

Completing certain adventures may add NPCs around Mossdeep City or a new BuzzNav program. The new NPCs have a set location, and for each location there are three different sets of NPCs that are randomly chosen each time the Demo Version loads.

After 15 days have passed since the first adventure was finished, a number of changes also occur around Mossdeep City. Tate and Liza's quotes when they are directly spoken to change, and the little brother of the Poké Mart owner has left Mossdeep for Oldale Town. The invisible Kecleon that was blocking the door to Steven's house is also gone, allowing the player to enter it.

Transferrable rewards

Item Location Games
None Steelix and Steelixite Complete the first adventure (Japanese region)  OR  AS 
None Glalie and Glalitite Complete the first adventure (Korean, PAL, and American regions)  OR  AS 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×10 Complete three adventures  OR  AS 
Heal Ball Heal Ball ×10 Complete five adventures  OR  AS 
Heart Scale Heart Scale ×5 Complete ten adventures  OR  AS 
Nugget Nugget Complete the special Nugget mission  OR  AS 

Mega-Evolving Pokémon

Korean, PAL, and American regions

#362 Glalie (Glalie*) /
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Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability: Inner Focus or Ice Body
Held item: Glalitite Glalitite
ID: (Player's)
OT: オメガ
Orlando
오메가
Met: A Faraway Place
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Headbutt
Normal Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Frost Breath
Ice Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS Pokémon Link American, PAL, Korean, and Taiwanese Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Special Demo Version
October 15, 2014 onward
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Japanese region

#208 Steelix (Steelix*) /
Poké Ball Level 40 208Steelix.png
Type:
Steel Ground
Ability: Rock Head or Sturdy
Held item: Steelixite Steelixite
ID: (Player's)
OT: オメガ
Orlando
오메가
Met: A Faraway Place
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Screech
Normal Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS Pokémon Link Japanese Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Special Demo Version
October 15, 2014 onward
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Trainers

The player is given prize money after all Trainer battles, but there is no way to spend money in the demo, nor is there a way to import that money to the main game.

First adventure

Mossdeep City
Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item
or
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item

Mirage Cave north of Fallarbor Town
Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
041 Zubat Lv.30
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
322 Numel Lv.30
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
318 Carvanha Lv.30
No item



Steven (partner)

Steven only partners with the player for the battle with Tabitha and Matt.



Random missions

These Trainers may appear in any of the regular random missions (excluding special missions, that is), including during adventures 2, 3, and 4. Any Trainers that appear during the mission will be from the same Trainer class. In those missions with only two Trainers, only the first two Trainers of any Trainer class listed below will be present. When all three Trainers are present, the first two will be in the same position as they are in the other missions, while the third Trainer may be in one of two different positions.

Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainers
Ace Trainer Jody
Ace Trainer Jody
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,800
294 Loudred Lv.30
No item
Ace Trainer Lori
Ace Trainer Lori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,800
359 Absol Lv.30
No item
Ace Trainer Mary
Ace Trainer Mary
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,800
359 Absol Lv.30
No item
Aroma Ladies
Aroma Lady Violet
Aroma Lady Violet
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
285 Shroomish Lv.30
No item
Aroma Lady Rose
Aroma Lady Rose
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
357 Tropius Lv.29
No item
Aroma Lady Daisy
Aroma Lady Daisy
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
357 Tropius Lv.29
No item
Battle Girls
Battle Girl Cora
Battle Girl Cora
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
307 Meditite Lv.29
No item
Battle Girl Laura
Battle Girl Laura
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
297 Hariyama Lv.30
No item
Battle Girl Tessa
Battle Girl Tessa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
297 Hariyama Lv.30
No item
Campers
Camper Ethan
Camper Ethan
Reward: PokémonDollar.png464
322 Numel Lv.29
No item
Camper Shane
Camper Shane
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
277 Swellow Lv.30
No item
Camper Larry
Camper Larry
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
277 Swellow Lv.30
No item
Rich Boys
Rich Boy Antoin
Rich Boy Antoin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,480
287 Slakoth Lv.29
No item
Rich Boy Winston
Rich Boy Winston
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,600
264 Linoone Lv.30
No item
Rich Boy Garret
Rich Boy Garret
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,600
264 Linoone Lv.30
No item
Sailors
Sailor Ernest
Sailor Ernest
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,160
318 Carvanha Lv.29
No item
Sailor Huey
Sailor Huey
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
279 Pelipper Lv.30
No item
Sailor Edmond
Sailor Edmond
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,200
279 Pelipper Lv.30
No item

Expert mission

Expert missions occur every fifth adventure, with Expert Timothy appearing during the fifth adventure and Expert Theodore during all others.

Trainer Pokémon
Expert Timothy
Expert Timothy
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,960
297 Hariyama Lv.36
No item
277 Swellow Lv.36
No item
359 Absol Lv.37
No item
Expert Theodore
Expert Theodore
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,360
257 Blaziken Lv.40
No item
254 Sceptile Lv.40
No item
260 Swampert Lv.40
No item
297 Hariyama Lv.42
No item

Special Team Aqua/Magma mission

May will team up with Orlando to battle Team Aqua/Magma during this mission.

Team Aqua

Trainer Pokémon
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with male Team Aqua Grunt)
318 Carvanha Lv.30
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with female Team Aqua Grunt)
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with male Team Aqua Grunt)
318 Carvanha Lv.30
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with female Team Aqua Grunt)
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item



Team Magma

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with male Team Magma Grunt)
322 Numel Lv.30
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with female Team Magma Grunt)
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with male Team Magma Grunt)
322 Numel Lv.30
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,400
(with female Team Magma Grunt)
261 Poochyena Lv.30
No item



May (partner)



Gallery

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Code card given away at Canada's Pokémon Video Game Event 2014
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Trivia

  • Evolution cannot be canceled in the demo, and new moves cannot be learned when leveling up.
  • All Trainers the player faces in the demo also appear in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games, though they have different teams. Some Trainers mention the places where they normally train.
  • All of the "lost" NPCs in the missions to find a lost person/Pokémon are located where an item would be on the Mirage spot in the full Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. In most cases, the item would be a visible item, but on the Mirage Island west of Dewford Town, the NPC occupies the location of the hidden item.
  • When adventure 9 is completed, the game says that the player has earned a reward of Heart Scales, but upon starting adventure 10, the player receives no reward. When adventure 10 is completed, the game says that the player has earned "another" set of Heart Scales, but upon starting adventure 11, the player only has five Heart Scales. It may be that a reward of five was originally meant to be received after both adventures so that the player would have ten Heart Scales (just like the other item rewards are stacks of ten items).
  • All wild Pokémon and obtainable Pokémon in the demo cannot be Shiny, with the exception of the starter Pokémon Grovyle, Combusken, and Marshtomp during the first adventure. However, since the demo does not include Shiny textures (with the exception of Steven's Metagross), these Pokémon appear in their normal coloration except for a red star on their summary screen and a sparkle effect when they enter a battle. After the first adventure, they are no longer treated as Shiny in any way.



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