Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Demo Confirmed For North America

By Ishaan . September 12, 2014 . 7:29am

The Pokémon Company has confirmed that a demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released in North America. The demo will feature gameplay that you won’t be able to see anywhere else.


During the demo, players will encounter a “familiar Pokémon” that can now Mega Evolve. One of these Mega-Evolved Pokémon can be transferred to the full version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire once you have the game. Reward items from the demo can be transferred to the full game as well.


Details on how this will be possible will be announced at a later date. A release date for the demo will be announced at a later date as well. The Pokémon Company says that you’ll need a “special code” to access the demo, so it doesn’t sound like it will be released like a regular demo on the Nintendo eShop.


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released on November 21st. Screenshots from the demo can be viewed below.



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  • 하세요

    Alright Japan, you are forgiven.

  • Adrian Duran

    Now if we could get that other demo soon

    • I agree. I wanna try the demo for Fantasy Life, too. :P

      (I’m aware people actually want the game, I just can’t find or think of anything else that I can put in and joke about.)

  • Egil

    is it just me or marshtomps face is incredibly hilarious?

    • Land of Green Pasture

      You mean like this?

  • Sweet! Now announce for Europe please. xD

    • ehtnah

      that will be sweet only if we (european) have it to, for now that US only…. and I’m not so sure that we will have it… and 3ds is region lock, so sweet hu… no it’s bitter ~~ (make me eat my word please ^^”)

      • There was a demo for X and Y as well and that was released worldwide.

        • Adinz

          Eh XY demo? Never heard there a eshop demo other than Pokemon event and PAX Prime only demo?

  • Chon Pak

    As long as the special code isn’t a trip to the elusive Gamestop and is actually more accessible, then it’ll be good promotion for the game. As someone who plays with a NA 3DS despite not living in the US, it’ll be a disappointment if I am denied access to the demo because it’s ONLY for the citizens of America.

  • Aaron K Stone

    Tabitha and Matt team up? I wonder if this some sort of post game content?

    • Landale

      Well, the article states “gameplay you won’t be able to see anywhere else”. My guess is that the demo will be a bit of a “what if” mashup of the two plots based on that.

      • Steven Higgins

        Basically like Emerald.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Thats it Bro, with smash it out with a battle…….
    Matt calm down bro..there’s kids around

  • Eder García

    let me guess… to get the demo you have to preorder the game…

    • Landale

      You’re coming to that conclusion how?

      • Lahis

        Just looking at the general state of the games industry. GameStop and other retailers are desperately trying to stay relevant by hogging all these ridicilous preorder deals for themselves. The sooner they are gone, the better. Even with ORAs theres already THREE code download promotions running.

      • Eder García

        not anymore

  • Firion Hope

    Being able to transfer these to the main game is the coolest part

  • HonoraryCMC

    I get the feeling this demo will be released with the game or maybe a week before at best.

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  • Jordan Ortiz

    Hmmm they show a picture of slakoth so….Mega Slaking confirmed, new stats 200,200,200,200,200,200, special ability: Sloth – cant attack ever.

    • Narrator 1

      Gastric Acid and Worry Seed have something to say about that…

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Aqua Admin Matt is… oddly hot.

    • The topless guy or the guy in the coat? I guess you mean the guy in the coat. Hmm.

      • DrShimo

        Aqua Admin wears no coat

    • Vayu Purana

      well it is a muscular shirtless guy with a seductive grin…..kinda speaks for itself >:P

      i for one find both of them attractive (yes even the fat magma admin lo)

  • komiko12

    Space Center is being shown so maybe the Mega obtainable would be Solrock/Lunatone?

    • FivePointedTheStar

      I’m really hoping these two get Megas. Liza and Tate will come back with a vengeance.

    • VenerableSage

      Oooh, that would be cool. Especially if they expand their movepools a ton in the process. It baffles me that Solrock doesn’t have access to Sunny Day or even Flame Charge. (And, for the fun of it, since they’re meteorites, give the demo ones special access to Draco Meteor… :])

  • Steven Higgins

    YES! We CAN fight both teams. I was getting worried there for a minute.

  • Snorlaxation

    Sounds pretty cool, but we’ll see just how cool it is when it’s revealed how we can even get the demo.

    • Steven Higgins

      Probably at GS. They LOVE GS.

      • ishyg

        If it is released on GS and not on the eShop, then f*** them.

        I live in Japan, and I have a US 3DS. I can get the Pokesen event pokemons, but of course can’t get them GS-exclusive ones.

        • chronocide

          Dude, I always just end up feeling kinda screwed over when they release GS exclusives. My country doesn’t have a freaking Gamestop.

  • Vash bane

    you know this sounds suspicious because of what GS told me the other day they said for the shiny gengar and…that pink rock pokemon you have to pre-order one of these games. and the “special code” sounds familiar to what that person said.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    Let me guess, it’s going to be a Gamestop only demo, huh? I mean, after all, I live 3 hours away from a Gamestop. If so, then oh well, I guess this is the last year I will be as much into Pokemon than I have been since the original Red/Blue was released.

  • Remember when demos were accessible for everyone equally and they gave it to us so we could try out the games before buying it? Yeah, those times are gone.

  • Go2hell66

    Oh ffs they cant just put the demo on the eshop and call it a day. Nintendo always has to make life a bitch…

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