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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Also known as: Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (JP/KR)
Developer: Game Freak
Publishers: The Pokémon Company (JP), Nintendo (INT)
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released internationally: November 21, 2014
Released in EU: November 28, 2014

CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
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TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
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See, this is why server preservation is important.
This game's online features are no longer supported.
While this game's online features were once accessible, they are (as of April 8, 2024) no longer officially supported and online-exclusive features may be documented as now-unseen content.

Ruby and Sapphire are remade and reimagined on the Nintendo 3DS as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, featuring 20 new Mega Evolutions not seen in Pokémon X and Y. The most prominent features are Soaring in the Sky and powerful Primal Reversions of the Super-Ancient Pokémon, known as Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.

To do:
Unused rematch with Mysterious Sisters Scall & Ion in Sea Mauville.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info
Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.

Unused Items

Every item within the index of X and Y, used and unused, remains in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, so see this page for details.


One of these items, the Mega Charm, has a new icon to match its role as May's special Contest Key Stone. However, it is still unobtainable in the Bag.

The Basement Key is also brought over from the original versions, but as the gate to New Mauville uses eye recognition software in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it does not require a key for entry, and the item is thus unused.

Changed Item Descriptions

To do:
Check whether any of the other localizations have description changes like this.

Once again, some of the leftover unused items had their descriptions retranslated in the English localization of the game, though far fewer of them than in X and Y.

Hex Item Name Item Description (XY) Item Description (ORAS)
005F Growth Mulch A fertilizer to be spread on soft soil in regions where Berries are grown. A fertilizer for growing Berries. However, it appears to be unsuitable for the soil in the Hoenn region and has no effect.
0060 Damp Mulch
0061 Stable Mulch
0062 Gooey Mulch
01CC Coupon 1 A coupon to be exchanged for a Pokémon Watch--Pokétch for short. Three coupons are needed. A coupon to be exchanged for a Pokémon Watch—Pokétch for short. Three coupons are needed.
01CD Coupon 2
01CE Coupon 3
0243 Dragon Skull A skull of a Pokémon which was said to have braved the angry waters to fly around the world. A skull of a Pokémon that was said to have braved the angry waters to fly around the world.
02B8 Mega Ring This ring contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle. This ring contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying Mega Stones to Mega Evolve in battle.
(Source: Bulbapedia)

Unobtainable Key Stones

Within the item index are various signature Key Stones. While they are used by certain trainers, they are unobtainable and have unused text for descriptions and plurals. Some of them also have icons.

The Key Stone would later be used for Mega Evolution in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

ID Name Plural Text Icon Description
0x2E9 Mega Pendant Mega Pendants This necklace contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2EA Mega Glasses Mega Glasses These glasses contain an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2EB Mega Anchor Mega Anchors This anchor contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2EC Mega Stickpin Mega Stickpin This stickpin contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2ED Mega Tiara Mega Tiaras This tiara contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2EE Mega Anklet Mega Anklets This anklet contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x2FE Mega Cuff Mega Cuffs ORAS-ItemMegaCuff.png This bracelet contains an untold power that somehow enables Pokémon carrying a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in battle.
0x305 Key Stone Key Stones A stone of unexplained power that makes Pokémon Mega Evolve.

Unused Secret Base Decorations

To do:
Describe and get pictures of the Registeel and Regirock Dolls.

Unused Text

Item Plurals

Text file 115 contains the item plurals, but only a few of them are used. See the notes page with all names.

X and Y Leftovers

Check out my Trainer PR Video!
Your Friend [VAR TRNAME(0000)] wants to see your Trainer PR Video!
Your Acquaintance [VAR TRNAME(0000)] wants to see your Trainer PR Video!
Passerby [VAR TRNAME(0000)] wants to see your Trainer PR Video!
[VAR TRNAME(0000)]’s Trainer PR Video!
See the Trainer PR Video?
Asking to see your Friend [VAR TRNAME(0000)]’s Trainer PR Video.
Asking to see your Acquaintance [VAR TRNAME(0000)]’s Trainer PR Video.
Asking to see the Passerby [VAR TRNAME(0000)]’s Trainer PR Video.
Cancel Trainer PR Video transfer?
The other party isn’t available.
Your Friend [VAR TRNAME(0000)] came to see your Trainer PR Video!
Your Acquaintance [VAR TRNAME(0000)] came to see your Trainer PR Video!
The Passerby [VAR TRNAME(0000)] came to see your Trainer PR Video!
Show your Trainer PR Video?
Sent your Trainer PR Video!
Trainer PR Video
Tap the icon of a player’s face to have that player show you a Trainer PR Video!
Trainer PR Video
Trainer PR Video: [VAR COLOR(0002)]Public[VAR COLOR(0000)]
Trainer PR Video: [VAR COLOR(0001)]Private[VAR COLOR(0000)]
Would you like to make your favorite Trainer PR Video public or private?

Trainer PR Video leftovers.

Town Map
Roller Skates
Poké Radar

These strings were used in X and Y's quiz, What item do you use most often?.

Whoa! The [VAR PKNAME(0000)] you stepped on attacked!
That move won’t work well during a Sky Battle!

These strings correspond to battles while riding Pokémon and Sky Battles, respectively. Neither of these features are in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Trainer's Eyes Entries

A few Trainer's Eyes entries go unused due to the removal of female Psychics and Triathletes.

Trainer Strategy Favorite Pokémon Trainer Message
Psychic Jacki Battle at full power. Pokémon of many mysteries. When we "spoke," I was using my telepathy to communicate with you.
Triathlete Abigail Defense is crucial. My Pokémon are solid. I began this as a way to lose weight, but it's so fun that I got sucked in.
Triathlete Katelyn All-out offensive! Water Pokémon rule! I must swim over six miles every day!
Triathlete Maria Speed above all! I use speedy Pokémon. A marathon is a challenge against your own self.
(Source: Bulbapedia)

Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves

To do:
Better screenshot of move details in-game, GIF of move.

Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves are moves unobtainable in Generation VI, confirmed in Generation VII to have been intended for Zygarde. They are physical Ground-type moves with 90 power, 100% accuracy, and 10 PP.

Both moves have extra effects. Thousand Arrows hits Flying or Levitating Pokémon and knocks them to the ground (similar to Gravity), while Thousand Waves prevents affected Pokémon from switching out or fleeing.

Thousand Arrows (AS).PNG Thousand Waves (AS).PNG

Eternal Flower Floette and Light of Ruin

To do:
Better screenshot of move details in-game, GIF of move. Rip shiny coloration's model and animation. Also, put the statistics on Light of Ruin and Floette in a table of some sort.

PokemonXYEternalFloetteSprite.png PokemonXYEternalFloetteAnim.gif Shiny E-Floette (AS).PNG

Eternal Flower Floette's Base Stats are as follows - HP: 74 Attack: 65 Defense: 67 Special Attack: 125 Special Defense: 128 Speed: 92

AZ's Floette, known as the Eternal Flower Floette, is briefly seen in a cutscene during the ending of X and Y, but is not obtainable by any normal means, nor has it been distributed in any event. Despite apparently existing only for a cutscene, there were clearly initial plans for it to be a special form of Floette to be obtained by the player in some way. This would most likely be through events.

Unlike normal Floette, Eternal Flower Floette cannot evolve into its next stage: It is also in the Undiscovered egg group, making it unable to be bred. This is akin to the Spiky-Eared Pichu in HeartGold and SoulSilver, which couldn't evolve into Pikachu.

It has higher stats than a normal Floette, its own unique cry, and has a unique signature move, Light of Ruin. Light of Ruin is a special Fairy-type move with 140 power, 90% accuracy, and 5 PP. It also deals 1/2 of the damage dealt to the user. This move has the highest base power out of all Fairy Type attacks, and could possibly be the most powerful Fairy attack in the game.

Light of Ruin (AS).PNG

Eternal Flower Floette's Cry

(Source: Serebii)

Unused Trainer Classes

All trainer classes from X & Y exist in the game's code along with the encounter graphics, but only a few of them are used for the Battle Maison. Four trainer classes with no names also exist. Their IDs are 0x90, 0xA2, 0xAC and 0xBF.

Unused Player Contest Portraits


These full body versions of costume portraits are never seen during contests.

Unreleased Hidden Abilities

In the Generation VI games, it is possible to find Pokémon with special "hidden Abilities". However, some Pokémon cannot be obtained with their hidden Abilities through any legitimate means, rendering the hidden Abilities unused in normal gameplay.

Pokémon Regular Ability Hidden Ability
Raikou Pressure Volt Absorb
Entei Pressure Flash Fire
Suicune Pressure Water Absorb
Heatran Flash Fire Flame Body

In the Generation VII games, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune's Hidden Abilities were all changed to Inner Focus, and can be obtained legitimately by importing a Raikou, Entei, or Suicune from Virtual Console Gold, Silver, or Crystal to those games through Pokémon Bank.

Unobtainable Shiny Pokémon

For the sake of consistency, every Pokémon in every Pokémon game is given a Shiny variant. Most Shiny Pokémon have been obtainable through random chance encounters or event distributions, including most Legendary Pokémon. However, a few Pokémon cannot be obtained in this form without hacking, and as a consequence, normal players would never be able to see their Shiny coloration. Note that some Shiny Legendary Pokémon, despite the species being Shiny locked in their normal in-game encounters, were still accessible via distribution-based events or via importing them through Poké Transporter.

To do:
Get the Cosplay Pikachu renders.
  • Cosplay Pikachu – Like the Spiky-Eared Pichu before it, the special contest Pikachu has a Shiny variation, but its personality value is fixed so it cannot be obtained.


  • Zygarde - This Legendary Pokémon from Kalos cannot be caught at all in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and was Shiny-locked in X & Y, therefore its Shiny variant remained unseen through the entirety of Generation VI. Shiny Zygarde would later be obtainable in Generation VII games as part of an event distribution, and through Dynamax Adventures in Sword & Shield.

PokemonXYORASShinyHoopa.png XYORASShinyHoopaUnbound.png Pokemon-X-Y-ShinyVolcanion.png

  • Hoopa, Volcanion – These Mythical Pokémon were only obtainable through special distributions via Mystery Gift. Pokémon obtained from Mystery Gift cannot be Shiny unless distributed as such, and no distributions of these Pokémon in their Shiny forms were ever planned. The Shiny variant of Diancie, the first Mythical Pokémon of Generation VI, was distributed in Japanese Pokémon Centers as part of a special Mega Evolution promotion.

Event Super Training Missions

Download.png Download Event Super Training Mission Wondercards
File: PokemonXYORASEventSuperTrainingWondercards.zip (1KB) (info)
To do:
Other exclusive rewards, possibly different between missions.

Several Super Training missions are hidden in the games' files and meant to be unlocked via Wondercards. All of these missions deal with battling against balloons of Mega Evolutions not seen in the Secret Super Training missions.

Fearsome! Twin Tales of Jutting Jaws! Mega Mawile
Danger Zipped Up Tight! Mega Banette
Stuck between the Strong and the Strong! Mega Scizor
Dazzling! A Dizzying Dance of Spoons! Mega Alakazam
What an Upstart! Magikarp Is Moving Up! Mega Gyarados
Watch It! Multiple Mega Evolutions! Mewtwo, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y

Completing these missions may reward the player with an Up-Grade or a Dubious Disc, both of which are not rewarded by any normal Super Training mission. Of note is that these missions give no EVs to the Pokémon, much like Secret Super Training missions, but completion sets bitflags 0-5 in byte 0x3A for the Pokémon.

(Source: SciresM (ProjectPokémon))

Unused Static Encounters & Gift Pokemon

Various Pokemon that were available as Gifts in X/Y are still leftover here. These include:

  • The Kanto starter Pokemon gifted to you by Professor Sycamore (only the Hoenn, Johto, Sinnoh, and Unova starters are given as gifts in these games)
  • Tyrunt & Amaura (The Jaw & Sail Fossils are unobtainable in these games without trading)
  • Korrina's Lucario (fixed nature and IVs, and equipped with the Lucarionite, an obvious leftover from X/Y)

There also exists unused data for a rematch with Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon, where both Pokemon are at level 60. While both Legendary Pokemon can be rematched if they are fainted or ran away from in the main story, (after beating the Elite 4) they remain at level 45, so this unique data goes unused. There is also data for an unused Deoxys static encounter, but the only difference between this and the used variant in the Delta Episode is that the unused variant lacks the guaranteed 3 perfect IVs which are standard for Legendary encounters.

Struggle Oddity

Like the original games, Struggle has contest stats here: however, it is considered a Tough move instead of a Cool move. It now shares its contest stats with Pound, the first move listed internally. Again, Struggle can't be used in a contest without hacking.

Unused Music

As in Pokémon X and Y, a remix of the "Battle! VS Champion" theme from Red and Blue is included for use in the finals of the Pokémon Video Game World Championships tournament. It is identical to the one in X and Y. Oddly, in the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: Super Music Collection soundtrack, the theme is titled Victory! (World Champion), a naming scheme typically reserved for victory themes.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

As usual, the "PUSH START BUTTON" text was changed into "PRESS START" in the English versions.

Birthday Music

As with Pokémon X and Y, a cover of "Happy Birthday to You" plays during the player's first visit to a Pokémon Center on their birthday; it is replaced with a music box version of the Pokémon Center theme on later trips. In international versions, because the Warner Music Group still nominally held the copyright to the song at the time, only the latter theme is heard.

Revisional Differences

To do:
Add more reliable sources.

Each update is required to go online.

Version 1.1

This patch was released on November 25, 2014. It fixed a small bug in the layout of the language selection screen.

Version 1.2

This patch was released on December 2, 2014. It fixed a freezing issue that occurs during the ending movie that plays after entering the Hall of Fame.

Version 1.3

This patch was released on April 2, 2015, alongside the version 1.4 patch for X and Y. Both patches fix the bugs with music related to usage of the Poké Radar.

Additionally, the update includes the following fixes:

  • A Pokémon's name is no longer replaced with a move's name after declining the Move Tutor's request to replace a move.
  • Evolving Wailmer while surfing on one upon a fishing encounter no longer hangs the game.
(Source: Project Pokémon)

Version 1.4

To do:
Document the so-far unknown changes.

This patch was released on April 22, 2015, alongside the version 1.5 patch for X and Y.