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 Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, players are able to travel to Southern Island via S.S. Tidal once the Elite Four have been defeated if they have the Eon Ticket in the Bag. This is where the version-opposite Eon Pokémon can be battled and caught: Latias in Pokémon Ruby and Latios in Pokémon Sapphire. In Pokémon Emerald, the Pokémon not selected to roam after the Elite Four's defeat will be present. The Eon Pokémon do not flee from battle, unlike their roaming counterparts in the Generation III games.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player must first receive the Eon Ticket from the deliveryperson in a Pokémon Center. If the player talks to Norman in the Petalburg Gym after obtaining the Mega Bracelet, he escorts the player to the Slateport Harbor. A Sailor will replace the usual guide, taking the player to Southern Island. This sailor will offer to return the player to Stateport if talked to, although the player actually goes straight back to the Petalburg Gym if this offer is accepted. 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 its partner. After catching it, they 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 his/her 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.
A physical copy of the ticket was available through Nintendo Power magazine, volume 173.
Eon Ticket e-Card
The Eon Ticket e-Card is a promotional Pokémon e Card which was available at E3 2003, in the September 2003 issue of Nintendo Power 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.
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 "The Great Eon Ticket Relay" event.
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|
|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|
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