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  • Monday, November 17, 2014

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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]bulbagarden.net!

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 all of you who've sent in information and helped us out with this, thank you.

Americas

United States

Location Time Activities Further Information
NATIONWIDE GameStop GameStop have put up a page (linked on the right) to locate stores doing Midnight Launch events for ORAS.

The list below includes only those GameStop stores who we were specifically notified about. Unless otherwise noted however, we cannot confirm they're doing anything special for the launch.

GameStop
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 Irvine GameStop The Crossroads, 3972 Barranca Pkwy, Ste B 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 Sacramento GameStop Natomas Marketplace, 3711 Truxel Rd, Ste 3 Midnight Launch Smash Bros battles, time permitting
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
Florida Mary Esther GameStop Santa Rosa Fl, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 71 Midnight Launch Smash Tournament
Florida Pensacola GameStop Creighton Commons, 2620 Creighton Rd, Ste 101 Midnight Launch, Opens from 9pm Smash Tournaments
Georgia Atlanta GameStop Technology Square, 62 5Th St Nw Midnight Launch
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
Georgia Marietta GameStop Providence Square, 4101 Roswell Rd, Ste 901 Midnight Launch
Kentucky Alexandria GameStop Alex.Village Green S, 6807 Alexandria Pike Midnight Launch
Kentucky Florence GameStop Turfway Retail S/C, 4951 Houston Rd Midnight Launch
Kentucky Ft. Wright GameStop Shoppes @ Ft. Wright, 3455 Valley Plaza Pkwy Midnight Launch
Kentucky Middletown GameStop Middletown Pointe, 13006 Shelbyville Rd, Ste 103 Midnight Launch
Kentucky Newport GameStop Newport Shopping Ctr, 1697 Monmouth St, Ste B Midnight Launch
Illinois Chicago GameStop Gateway Cntr, 1751 W Howard St, Ste E Midnight Launch
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 Brookline GameStop Coolidge Corners, 271 Harvard St 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
Michigan Lansing GameStop Delta Plaza, 5451 W Saginaw Hwy, Ste K, Space C Midnight Launch
Nebraska Kearney GameStop Buffalo Plaza, 22 W 56Th St, Ste 106 Midnight Launch
Nebraska Lincoln Gamestop, 2950 Pine Lake Rd, Ste M Reservations for those who have a Pre-Order receipt begin at 6PM in the store. Open from 10pm
Nevada North Las Vegas College Park Plaza 2119 E Lake Mead Blvd Midnight Launch
Nevada Las Vegas Charleston Commons 161 N Nellis Blvd Midnight Launch
New Hampshire Salem GameStop, 92 Cluff Crossing Road Midnight Launch
New Jersey Freehold GameStop Freehold Raceway Mall, Level 1 - 1B Midnight Launch, store open from 9pm
New Jersey Glassboro GameStop, 721 Delsea Dr N Midnight Launch
New Mexico Albuquerque GameStop Montgomery Plaza, 4411 San Mateo Blvd Ne, Ste E-8 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
New York Valley Stream 215 W Merrick Rd in the King Kullen Shopping Center Midnight Launch
North Carolina Cary GameStop Centrum At Crossroad, 2472 Walnut St Midnight Launch
North Carolina Kernersville GameStop Southside Square, 1060 S Main St, Ste A/B Midnight Launch Smash Bros party, bring-your-own-controller only
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 Midnight Launch
Oklahoma Enid GameStop, 5503 W Owen K Garriott Rd, Suite 4 Midnight Launch
Oklahoma Tahlequah GameStop Tahlequah Swm, 409 Daisy Dr, Unit C Midnight Launch Smash Bros 3DS tournament, live music performance featuring Nintendo covers by the band When the Clock Strikes Facebook
Oklahoma Norman 627 12Th Ave Ne Ste 110 Midnight Launch
Pennsylvania Hermitage GameStop Hermitage Crossing, 1031 N Hermitage Rd Midnight Launch
Pennsylvania Cranberry 1713 Route 228, #B1 Midnight Launch
South Carolina Charleston Turtle Gaming, 214 St James Ave, Goose Creek 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
Tennessee Hixson GameStop Towne Center North, 5591 Hwy 153, Ste 100, Hixson Midnight Launch
Texas Arlington GameStop Little School Shops, 1245 N Little School Rd Midnight Launch Smash Bros. Tournament Planned
Texas College Station GameStop, 2001 Texas Ave S #200 Midnight Launch
Texas Converse GameStop Judson Market, 8455 Crestway Dr, Ste 105 Midnight Launch
Texas Frisco GameStop Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Rd, Ste 1028 Midnight Launch Pokémon Tournaments (<16 and 17+ divisions)
Texas Garland GameStop Grand Prairie Plaza, 2205 W Interstate 20 Ste 300 Midnight Launch
Texas Grand Prairie GameStop Broadway Corners S/C, 5949 Broadway Blvd, Ste 130 Midnight Launch
Texas Converse Judson Market 8455 Crestway Dr Ste 105 Midnight Launch
Texas Round Rock GameStop La Frontera Shopping, 220 Sundance Pkwy, Ste 500 Midnight Launch Come at 9pm to reserve your place in the queue. May be holding Pokémon XY Tournament.
Virginia Blacksburg GameStop Gables Shopping C, 1206 S Main St Midnight Launch
Washington Auburn GameStop 1118 Supermall Dr Line opens at 10pm
Washington Bellingham GameStop Sunset Square, 1225 E Sunset Dr, Ste 100 Line opens at 10pm

Canada

Location Time Activities Further Information
NATIONWIDE EB Games Nintendo Canada have put up a page (linked on the right) listing EB Games stores doing Midnight Launch events for ORAS.

The list below includes only those EB Games stores which we have confirmed to be doing something special for the launch, as opposed to simply allowing you to pick up their games.

Nintendo Canada
Alberta Cold Lake EB Games, 2C-4802 43 AVE Midnight Launch Super Smash Bros. Tournament with special prizes

Costa Rica

Location Time Activities Further Information
San Jose Pérez Midnight Launch Facebook

Oceania

Australia

Location Time Activities Further Information
NATIONWIDE EB Games EB Games have put up a store locator webpage (linked on the right) to find stores doing Midnight Launch events and/or opening early the next day for ORAS.

The list below includes only those EB Games stores which we have confirmed to be doing something special for the launch, as opposed to simply allowing you to pick up their games.

EB Games
Queensland Brisbane EB Games, Albert Street (CBD) Midnight Launch (get your pickup code from 9pm) Official QLD Launch Store. X/Y Tournament (registration from 6pm) organized by Pokemon Battle HQ: Brisbane, limited to 128 places. Winner receives a trophy, a New 3DSXL, and their choice of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. 2nd place gets a trophy and their choice of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. Anyone who attends gets a custom made Gym Badge (Quantities limited). Diancie codes also available (Quantities limited). Krispy Kreme dounuts provided. Consoles set up for casual Smash Bros 64/Melee and Wii U Mario Kart. Giveaways. Facebook
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
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
Western Australia Perth EB Games Hay Street Friday 21st Breakfast Launch, all day event from 8am to 9pm First 500 pre-order pick ups will receive a limited edition (1 of 500) gold bar gym badge. Cartoonist painting caricatures. Diancie codes. Facebook

New Zealand

Location Time Activities Further Information
Auckland Mighty Ape HQ – 1 Rothwell Ave, Albany From 8pm Cosplay competition, spot prizes, trivia contest, sausage sizzle and drinks, other events Mighty Ape
Invercargill EB Games, 36 Esk Street From 10pm
Wellington EB Games, 72 Cuba St, Te Aro From 10pm Giveaways Facebook

Europe

United Kingdom

Location Time Activities Further Information
NATIONWIDE GAME GAME have put up a page (linked on the right) to find stores doing Midnight Launch events for ORAS.

The list below includes only those GAME stores which we have confirmed to be doing something special for the launch, as opposed to simply allowing you to pick up their games.

GAME
Bristol Bristol GAME Cribbs Causeway 11pm, 27th November Midnight launch with activities hosted by the Bristol Pokémon Academy and StreetPass Bristol Facebook

Facebook group

Greater London Uxbridge GAME Uxbridge 9pm, 27th November Midnight launch including a Pokémon tournament with prizes, casual Super Smash Bros. matches and cosplay Facebook
North Yorkshire Leeds GAME Headrow 27th November Midnight launch with activities hosted by StreetPass Leeds Facebook
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough GAME Middlesbrough 9pm, 27th November Midnight launch with activities hosted by StreetPass Middlesbrough Facebook
North Yorkshire York GAME Church Street 7pm, 27th November Midnight launch with activities hosted by the University of York Pokémon Society Facebook
Tyne and Wear Newcastle Geek Retreat Newcastle and GAME Newcastle 6:30pm, 27th November Activities hosted by StreetPass Newcastle will start at Geek Retreat at 6:30pm then there will be some tournament play in GAME Newcastle at 10pm before the midnight launch in the store. Facebook

Finland

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

Portugal

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