The Eon Ticket (Japanese: むげんのチケット Infinite Ticket) is an event Key Item in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. It cannot be obtained normally in-game; instead, it must be downloaded at a promotional event or using the Eon Ticket e-Card.
In the core series games
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, after the player receives the Eon Ticket from Norman and has entered the Hall of Fame, the first time they attempt to board the S.S. Tidal from the Lilycove City Harbor, a Sailor will replace the usual guide and offer to take the player to Southern Island.
The Eon Pokémon that did not roam Hoenn will appear on Southern Island: Latias in Pokémon Ruby, Latios in Pokémon Sapphire, and depending on the player's choice in Pokémon Emerald. The player battles the Legendary Pokémon in a standard stationary encounter; it does not appear as a roaming Pokémon and will not attempt to flee.
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the player cannot return to Southern Island after battling this Pokémon, regardless of the outcome of the battle. In Pokémon Emerald, the player can freely return to the island regardless of the battle's outcome.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after the player receives the Eon Ticket from the deliveryperson in a Pokémon Center, they are prompted to talk to Norman. If the player talks to Norman in the Petalburg Gym after obtaining the Mega Bracelet and Eon Ticket, he will escort the player to the Slateport Harbor, where a Sailor replaces the usual guide and takes the player to Southern Island.
At the back of the island's forest is LatiasOR/LatiosAS, who will battle the player if interacted with. This Pokémon is not holding its Mega Stone, unlike the Eon Pokémon encountered on the first visit. After catching it, the player will immediately find a Soul Dew on the ground and put it in their Bag; if the battle ends with the Pokémon not being caught, it will remain staring at the player.
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 Game Link Cable.
A player that received their Eon Ticket from either the e-Card or a promotional event is able to share a limited amount of Eon Tickets with other players via record mixing. However, Eon Tickets received via record mixing cannot be shared further. Record mixing is the only way to obtain the Eon Ticket in Emerald.
Eon Ticket e-Card
The Eon Ticket e-Card is a promotional Pokémon e Card which was available at E3 2003, in Nintendo Power vol. 173 (November 2003) 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.
Electronic Game Show Giveaway
In Mexico, the Eon Ticket was given away during the Electronic Game Show 2003, a videogame conference that took place at the World Trade Center of Mexico City from October 23 to 26. The distribution event was a joint collaboration between Club Nintendo Mexico and Nintendo of America. To get the item, players just had to go to the Nintendo booth where the employees gave them the Eon Ticket e-Card.
Eon Ticket Tour
The Eon Ticket was distributed in various locations of Spain on December 2003. To get the item, players had to go to a specific location from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with their Game Boy Advance (any model) and their Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire cartridge. A Nintendo employee transfered the item with an e-Reader and an Eon Ticket e-Card.
Eon Ticket Tour locations
|Avilés||CBX Parque Astur||December 3|
|Valencia||Gran Turia/Kinepolis||December 20|
|Alicante||CBX Vistahermosa||December 21|
|Seville||Nervión Plaza||December 23|
|Vigo||CBX Plaza de España||December 26|
|Santander||Cinesa Bahia||December 27|
|Madrid||CBX Alcalá Norte||December 28|
|Zaragoza||Warner Gran Casa||December 29|
|Barcelona||Warner La Maquinista||December 30|
The Eon Ticket was revealed to return in the remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. A serial code to download the ticket was included in the December 2014 issue of CoroCoro. In the United States, Play! Pokémon League Leaders were given codes to distribute to participants at nearly a thousand Pokémon League locations. New York City's Nintendo World Store also had the Eon Ticket until January 14, 2015. Additionally, the Eon Ticket was made available in the United Kingdom to 15 members of the public, who would pass the ticket to certain GAME stores throughout the country via StreetPass, who could then pass those on to customers who visit the store. This was officially marketed as "The Great Eon Ticket Relay" event.
The Eon Ticket can be received via StreetPass from another player who obtained it via StreetPass or serial code. It was also possible to obtain from other players online via StreetPass Relay when visiting Nintendo Zones until March 28, 2018 when the Nintendo Zone service was largely discontinued.
An Eon Ticket received through StreetPass will not appear in the Mystery Gift Card Album. As a result, the Eon Ticket will always be handed out as the last gift by the delivery girl.
Serial code locations and dates
|Country||Location||Code region||Availability dates||Redemption dates|
|Japan||December 2014 issue of CoroCoro Comic||Japanese||November 15, 2014||November 26, 2014 to May 31, 2015|
|Singapore||Funan DigitaLife Mall||Unknown||November 21, 2014||November 26, 2014 to ???|
|Maxsoft Online Facebook page||Unknown||November 2014|
|Hong Kong||Fifth Nintendo 3DS Party, held at iSQUARE||Taiwanese and Japanese||November 22, 2014||November 26, 2014 to February 28, 2015|
|South Korea||Pokémon Winter Carnival 2014, held at D-Cube Department Store||Korean||December 14, 2014;
December 20 to 21, 2014;
December 25 to 28, 2014
|December 14, 2014 to May 31, 2015|
|Participating movie theaters||January 14 to 18, 2015||December 14, 2014 to May 31, 2015|
|N/A||Nintendo Taiwan Facebook page||Japanese, American, PAL, and Taiwanese||February 13 to 14, 2015||February 13 to 28, 2015|
|N/A||Pokémon.com||American (Common serial code: 2015LATIOSLATIAS)||February 27 to March 2, 2015|
|N/A||Pokémon.com||PAL (Common serial code: POKEMON380381)||February 27 to March 2, 2015|
StreetPass locations and dates
|United States||Play! Pokémon Leagues and Premier Challenges||November 26, 2014 onward|
|Nintendo World Store||November 26, 2014 to January 14, 2015|
|Mexico||McDonald's and Pikashop stores||November 29, 2014|
|Premier Challenge, held at Pikashop||December 6, 2014|
|Portugal||Comic Con||December 5 to 7, 2014|
|Fnac Vasco da Gama - Pokémon Battle League Final||November 29, 2014|
|PressPlay´s Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch event||November 30, 2014|
|Spawn Point – Gaming Lounge´s Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch event||November 29 and 30, 2014|
|Belgium||Cora and Game Mania stores||December 6 to 31, 2014|
|Greece||The Mall Athens||December 6, 2014|
|Hungary||Sugár mall||December 6, 2014|
|Szeged Plaza||January 17, 2015|
|Italy||VideoGameShow, held at Mostra d'Oltremare||December 6 to 8, 2014|
|Mestre Comics 2014, held at VEGA||December 6 to 7, 2014|
|Umbria Player||December 6, 2014|
|La Concordia, Turin||December 7, 2014|
|StreetPass Meeting, held at Via Di Casal Bruciato 11 in Rome||December 13, 2014|
|StreetPass Meeting, held at Piazza di Porta Santo Stefano in Bologna|
|StreetPass Meeting, held at Zucca Vuota in Palermo||December 14, 2014|
|VG Premier Challenge Rome, held at Dark Side|
|La Cassaforte Del Vecchio Papero||December 20, 2014|
|VG Premier Challenge Imola, held at Centro Sociale "La Stalla"|
|La Cassaforte Del Vecchio Papero||December 21, 2014|
|StreetPass Meeting, held at Mediateca Regionale Pugliese in Bari||December 22, 2014|
|Pokémon Day, held at GamePeople Grosseto||January 4, 2015|
|VG Premier Challenge Trieste, held at Fantasylandia||January 6, 2015|
|Luxembourg||Cora stores||December 6 to 31, 2014|
|Netherlands||Game Mania stores||December 6 to 31, 2014|
|Spain||Fórum Metropolitano, CC. Vialia theater, Plaza Luceros, Sagrada Família, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Centro Comercial Ruta de la Plata, El Parque Eroski, Avenida del Gran Capitán, Centro Comercial Los Fresnos, Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra, Guadalajara railway station, Centro Comercial El Muelle, Puerta de Santiago, Madrid Atocha railway station, Málaga-María Zambrano railway station, Cathedral of Murcia, Palma Cathedral, Castle Square, Casa de las Conchas, Nuevo Mercado San Martín, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Jardines de Pereda, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Palace of San Telmo, Paseo Marítimo del Serrallo, Centro Comercial Arena, Vallsur, Puerto De Transatlanticos, Centro Comercial Puerto Venecia||December 13, 2014|
|Australia||EB Games stores||December 18, 2014|
- In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, upon being shown the Eon Ticket, Norman remarks that he has not seen such a ticket for 11 years. This references the item's first distribution date (January 2003 compared to November 2014).
In other languages
- "Scan it then travel to a secret island in Hoenn! To learn how to use the ticket, read this month's Pokécenter." Nintendo Power. Vol. 173. Nintendo of America Inc. November 2003. pp. 114–115.
- comiclogfan1846 (December 14, 2021). Nintendo Power Issue 173 ( November 2003). Internet Archive. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
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