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Pokémon ORAS Midnight Launch Events

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS on November 21 (November 28 in Europe). As with the release of Pokémon X and Y last year, many stores and fan groups are organizing events to celebrate the release. With your help, we're once again compiling a list of midnight launch events from across the globe.

The following is without a doubt definitely not a complete list, so if you find that there isn't an event listed for your region, it might be worth contacting your local stores or gaming societies to see if any are happening, or perhaps even start up your own, then let us know about them by emailing us at oraslaunch[at]!

Obviously we can only included the details which we've been told about for each event, so if you need more information or if you are unsure about the particulars, please do not hesitate to get in touch with those hosting it. For now, here is the current list of launch events:

North America

United States

Location Time Activities Further Information
California Chula Vista GameStop, 1208 Broadway Midnight Launch Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Tournament, Food, Drinks, Raffles and Prizes. Organised by StreetPass San Diego Facebook
California Davis GameStop, 1361 W Covell Blvd Midnight Launch
California Palmdale GameStop, 39450 10th St W Ste C Midnight Launch
California Riverside GameStop Riverside Plaza, 3555 Riverside Plaza Dr Ste S110 Midnight Launch
California Santa Cruz Level Up Games, 113 Locust St Midnight Launch
Connecticut Mansfield Center GameStop East Brook Mall, 96 Storrs Rd Midnight Launch
Connecticut Norwalk GameStop, 360 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854 Midnight Launch ORAS and Super Smash Bros launch, as well as Super Smash Tournament
Georgia Dawsonville GameStop, 800 Georgia 400 #943 Midnight Launch X/Y Tournament open to customers who have pre-ordered ORAS, tournament winner receives copy of ORAS free
Illinois Chicago GameStop Sun Plaza, 4883 N Broadway St Midnight Launch Smash Bros Tournament from 9pm
Kansas Lenexa GameStop Orchard Corners, 9672 Quivera Road Midnight Launch
Maryland Towson GameStop, 1238 Putty Hill Ave #80 Midnight Launch
Massachusetts Burlington GameStop, 101 Middlesex Turnpike Midnight Launch The GameStop next to the mall, not the one inside
Michigan Greenville GameStop Greenville West, 300 S Greenville West Dr Ste 7 Midnight Launch
New Hampshire Salem GameStop, 92 Cluff Crossing Road Midnight Launch
New Jersey Glassboro GameStop, 721 Delsea Dr N Midnight Launch
New York Rensselaer GameStop, 307 Troy Road Midnight Launch
New York New York Nintendo World Store, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York, 10020 9pm on November 20th to 9pm on November 21st Purchase amiibo, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire early at the 24 hour triple launch event. There will be gifts with purchase and other surprises are in store while supplies last. Nintendo World Store
North Carolina Cary GameStop Centrum At Crossroad, 2472 Walnut St Midnight Launch
North Carolina Raleigh GameStop North Hills, 4154 Main At North Hills St Ste 112 Midnight Launch
Ohio Alliance GameStop, 2218 W State St Midnight Launch
Ohio Clayton GameStop, 7724 Hoke Rd Midnight Launch
Ohio Macedonia GameStop, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd #50 Midnight Launch
Oklahoma Edmond GameStop, University Plaza 1142 E 2nd street, Edmond Oklahoma 73034 Midnight Launch
Oklahoma Enid GameStop, 5503 W Owen K Garriott Rd, Suite 4 Midnight Launch
Pennsylvania Hermitage GameStop Hermitage Crossing, 1031 N Hermitage Rd Midnight Launch
South Carolina Charleston Turtle Gaming, 214 St James Ave, Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445 16th November at 13:00 in EST Pre-Release Video Game Tournament hosted by the Summerville Pokémon League Facebook
South Carolina Columbia Gamestop Columbiana Station 240 Harbison Blvd Ste 3 Midnight Launch; line begins at 10 PM Done in conjunction with midnight launch for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U
South Dakota Rapid City GameStop, 1612 Eglin St #600 Midnight Launch
Texas College Station GameStop, 2001 Texas Ave S #200 Midnight Launch
Texas Grand Prairie GameStop Grand Prairie Plaza, 2205 W Interstate 20 Ste 300 Midnight Launch
Virginia Blacksburg GameStop Gables Shopping C, 1206 S Main St Midnight Launch


Location Time Activities Further Information
Alberta Fort McMurray EB games, 19 Riedel St #105 Midnight Launch
Alberta Lethbridge EB Games Park Place (Outside), 501 1 Ave. S Midnight Launch
British Columbia Burnaby EB Games Metrotown Mall, 4700 Kingsway Midnight Launch
Ontario North York EB Games Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East Midnight Launch
Ontario Toronto EB Games Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St Midnight Launch
Quebec St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Microplay St-Luc, Superclub Videotron, 239 boul. St-Luc Midnight Launch



Location Time Activities Further Information
Queensland Brisbane EB Games, Albert Street (CBD) Midnight Launch (get your pickup code from 9pm) X/Y Tournament (registration from 6pm) organized by Pokemon Battle HQ: Brisbane, limited to 128 places. Winner received free copy of ORAS. Consoles set up for casual Smash Bros 64/Melee and Wii U Mario Kart. Giveaways. Facebook
Queensland Brisbane EB Games, Garden City Midnight Launch
Queensland Brisbane EB Games, Indooroopilly Midnight Launch No events known, but see the Movie Night event organized by the Pokémon Fan Club of UQ below.
Queensland Brisbane University of Queensland, St Lucia Pre-ORAS Release Movie Night Organised by the Pokémon Fan Club of UQ. Group will head to EB Games at Indooroopilly for the game launch at midnight. Facebook
Queensland Sunshine Coast EB Games, Caloundra Midnight Launch
South Australia Adelaide EB Games Rundle Mall, 50 Rundle Mall Midnight Launch
South Australia Elizabeth EB Games Elizabeth, 50 Elizabeth Way Midnight Launch
South Australia Kilkenny EB Games Arndale, 61b/460-470 Torrens Rd Midnight Launch
South Australia Modbury EB Games Tea Tree Plaza, Shop 05 Westfield Tea Tree Plaza 976 Northeast Road Midnight Launch
South Australia Noarlunga Centre EB Games Colonnades, Shop SP140 Colonnades Beach Rd Midnight Launch
South Australia Oaklands Park EB Games Marion, Shop 2035 Westfield Marion 297 Diagonal Rd Midnight Launch
South Australia Salisbury EB Games Parabanks, Shop 57 Parabanks Shopping Centre 69 John St Midnight Launch
South Australia Salisbury Downs EB Games Hollywood Plaza, Shop T7 Hollywood Plaza Cnr Winzor St & Spains Rd Midnight Launch
South Australia Smithfield EB Games Munno Para, Shop 56 Munno Para Shopping City 600 Main North Road Midnight Launch
South Australia West Lakes EB Games West Lakes, Shop T141 Westfield West Lakes 111 West Lakes Boulevard Midnight Launch
Victoria Broadmeadows EB Games Broadmeadows Shopping Centre, Pascoe Vale Rd Midnight Launch
Victoria Melbourne EB Games, Swanston Street Midnight Launch Officially sponsored by Nintendo of Australia. Cosplay and competitions, prizes
Victoria South Morang EB Games Plenty Valley, Shop 111 Westfield Plenty Valley Cnr McDonalds Road & Civic Drive Midnight Launch Cosplay and competitions, prizes


United Kingdom

Location Time Activities Further Information
Bristol Bristol GAME Cribbs Causeway 11pm, 27th November Midnight launch hosted by the Bristol Pokémon Academy and StreetPass Bristol FacebookFacebook group
Greater London Uxbridge GAME Uxbridge 9pm, 27th November Midnight launch including a Pokémon tournament with prizes, casual Super Smash Bros. matches and cosplay
North Yorkshire Leeds GAME Headrow 27th November Midnight launch hosted by StreetPass Leeds Facebook
North Yorkshire York GAME Church Street 7pm, 27th November Midnight launch with activities hosted by the University of York Pokémon Society Facebook


Location Time Activities Further Information
Northern Ostrobothnia Oulu Gamestop, Isokatu 28 Midnight Launch


Location Time Activities Further Information
Lisbon Fábrica 22 3pm to 8:30pm, 16th November VGC Qualifier hosted by the Pokémon Battle League Facebook Pokémon Battle League
Guimarães Fnac Guimarães 22nd November VGC Qualifier hosted by the Pokémon Battle League Facebook Pokémon Battle League
Algarve Fnac Algarve Shopping 11am to 7:45pm, 22nd November VGC Qualifier hosted by the Pokémon Battle League Facebook Pokémon Battle League
Lisbon Centro Vasco da Gama 29th November VGC Grand Final hosted by the Pokémon Battle League Facebook Pokémon Battle League
Oporto Edificio Transparente 30th November A day dedicated to ORAS hosted by PressPlay Facebook