pokemon omega ruby and alpha sapphire demo: playthrough #1

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since my last proper post. I promised a post about Another Case Solved previously but lost a few screencaps when my phone broke down. ;___; I have been pretty caught up with some other things and have not yet recapped these scenes. But, I will do that soon. It’s just going to take a while because I need to get through some puzzles to get to those bits. ;___;

Anyway, until then, I bring you a little insight from the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. I was very lucky to have received a Special Demo code from Nintendo for the game. I received it a few days ago but only checked my email and downloaded it a couple nights ago. During my playthrough(s), I decided I would take random screencaps (with my camera. sorry for the quality! :/ ) and comment a bit about them. So, here it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Our adventure begins in Mossdeep City after being called in by the local professor. We arrive to find Team Magma members attempting a getaway only to be stopped be Orlando (our character) and Steven. I’m not quite sure how Steven is related to Orlando or this entire situation but he is ‘a quite stunning male specimen’, if that helps. I’m also not sure if playing Sapphire and Ruby would have helped me figure out his place but I, unfortuantely, did not have the chance to play it at the time.

Our first battle! Yay! We finally get our first pokemon. We have a choice between Groyvle, Combusken and Marshtomp. Personally, I find Marshtomp really adorable and so, he’s mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also think he looked really cool when he becomes Mega Swampert so that helps. ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, first battle is with a Team Magma Grunt. He sends out Poochyena.\

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The graphics for battle are pretty much the same as Pokemon X and Y. However, the menu for the touchscreen does differ. I am slightly sad because I much preferred the in-battle menu for X and Y but I think this is more of a personal preference than anything.

After I take Poochyena down in one hit (I’m sorry, guy!), I meet this Professor. I don’t remember him having a name though it’s possible I just don’t remember or did not cap it. Anyway, he asks for a favour after Team Magma escapes. There is a Pokemon capable of Mega Evolution that ‘Team Something or Other’ is trying to get to. It is our job to protect it. Of course.

Before we proceed with this story, I’m just going to point out the different menu on the touchscreen, again. There is now a new feature called BuzzNav. It seems to just show random headlines and I’m not sure if it is actually relevant or important to the game. I’m not sure if this is meant only for the Special Demo version but I miss the screen from Pokemon X and Y. I found that a lot more useful than BuzzNav as it showed friends, options for GTS, etc.

Anyway, we fly to the island this Pokemon capable of Mega Evoluation inhibits. Team Magma and Team Aqua have already arrived and are looking for said Pokemon. Steven sends Orlando in first while he prepares outside. Orlando obliges, of course. Orlando enters the cave to find two Team Aqua members arguing with a girl. The exchange seems really stilted and kind of odd. I’m not sure if I’m the biggest fan of the writing but I guess it really isn’t an important part of the game. I also don’t like that they keep picking on kids. Considering the number of times the evil guys have had their plans ruined by children, you would think they would stop underestimating children. >____< Old habits die hard?

Anyway, the battles with them are over before I even knew it. Hence, the lack of screencaps. :/ But, I did manage to catch my Marshtomp’s evolution in action. That’s right, after this handful of battles, he is ready for his final evolution. Yay!

I come out of battle to find that this girl knows my name. Who is she? I have no clue but I guess we will find out in the full game. She claims to have come to the island to survey the Pokemon on the island, per her father’s request. Who is her father? I don’t know either. I guess we will find out in due time? This is starting to seem like the beginning of some crazy story arc in a drama series.

We continue further into the cave to find a Team Aqua member and a Team Magma member arguing. This argument is also slightly weird. The Admin of Team Magma feels insulted but tries to rebut that she is only slightly better than she is made out to be. Right, dude. Because it matters so much that you’re called a Makuhita instead of a Hariyama. Anyway, the Admin of Team Aqua, on the other hand, seems like a jovial fellow and isn’t too concerned by his Team Magma counterpart. Of course, they then notice me and decide to get rid of me.

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At this point, Steven rushes in with my Mega Bracelet. Yay! He also gives my Swampert a Mega Stone to hold. Double Yay! Now, together with Steven, we are involved in Double Battle the weird Admins from the two teams. They obviously do not stand a chance against our Mega Evolved Pokemon. Buh-bye, suckers!

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Steven goes on ahead to locate the Pokemon we are looking for. It is hiding on tall grass, as would any Pokemon. After seeing my insane battle skills (let me toot my own horn, why don’t you.), Steven advises me to approach the Pokemon. He believes that I will be able to impress the Pokemon by showing him how well I control Swampert. Right. Well, who am I to argue?

I come face-to-face with Glalie. I was pretty concerned at this point that she might faint after one hit. I did not use Waterfall and instead used the Mud Bombย and Rock Slide to lower her HP. When it was in the red, I threw a Pokeball and ta-dah! I have caught a Glalie. I’m not sure if you can cause Glalie to faint or if multiple Pokeballs may be required but, I would definitely like to hear from anyone who has had issues. ^___^

And, the adventure has now come to an end. It’s time to head back to Mossdeep City. We watch a tiny trailer, showcasing bits and pieces of the full game. It definitely looks cute and does excite me. The characters, graphics and some features seem fairly similar to those presented in Pokemon X and Y. Although, one thing that I found adorable was the bit where Pikachu was dressed in various costumes. It made me laugh pretty hard.

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More adventures are waiting for you in the full game! Or, you could also just play the demo again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Which, I definitely did. But, I will save that for another entry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Steven also offers to help transfer bonuses from the demo to the full game. So far, I’ve only discovered Glalie. I’m not sure if it is possible to move more than just Glalie but I will keep everyone updated as I find out more about the game. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope everyone enjoyed this post!

Cheers,
Yen