A software update is now available for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, and the software version after this update will be 1.3. We strongly recommend all Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players download this software update.
Important note: It is necessary to download the latest update data (version 1.3 or above) to access Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire features which require the internet. If you do not, you will not be able to use functions, including the following:
If you experience issues with any of these functions, it is possible the update data has not been applied to your game. Please follow the steps below and download this update data.
Scan one of the QR Code patterns using a Nintendo 3DS system while connected to the internet. The software update for Pokémon Omega Ruby differs from that of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, so make sure you scan the QR Code for the version of the game you own.
For detailed information on how to connect to the internet, click here.
In some cases, you may first need to update the Nintendo 3DS system itself. To do so, please follow the on-screen instructions.
Select the Pokémon™ Omega Ruby: Update v 1.3 or Pokémon™ Alpha Sapphire: Update v 1.3 and download it. Once the download is complete, the update will automatically be applied.
Please note, this update (V1.3) is available to download directly from Nintendo eShop.
Start Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and check that it has been updated correctly. If the version number shown is 1.3 as in the image to the right, the update has been successful.
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The update data will be saved on the SD card inserted in your Nintendo 3DS system. If there is insufficient free space on the SD card, the update will not be applied successfully. You can check how much free space there is on your SD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.
Please take care not to delete the update data, which can be viewed by opening System Settings → Data Management → Nintendo 3DS → Add-on Content.
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