Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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New Horizons

New Horizons

Soaring in Hoenn

While soaring, you can press B to dash.

When you earn the Eon Flute during the events in Sootopolis City, you’ll be able to Soar on the back of Mega Latios/Mega Latias, flying around the Hoenn region in a very free manner. Besides being an incredible experience, there are some things you can only encounter while soaring.

Flying Pokemon

Firstly, as you fly over Hoenn, you’ll see various flocks of birds. If you collide with one of them, you’ll end up battling some kind of bird Pokémon: as far as we know, the list below is all that can be found in such a fashion.

Flying Pokémon: Murkrow, Taillow, Wingull, Pelipper, Swablu, Drifloon, Braviary

Mirage Spots

As you Soar throughout the region, you’ll be able to see a number of reddish sparkles above various areas. If you land there, at one of these Mirage Spots, you’ll often be able to encounter Pokémon normally not native to the Hoenn region, yet nonetheless there in the wild.

In some cases, you’ll even find legendary Pokémon! In any case, the variety of Pokémon will be determined by the name of the Mirage Spot and its location, as noted below. Note that they’ll not all be available to begin with; some will disappear depending on the day and others can be received by StreetPass.

Mirage Caves

Area Found Available Pokémon
West of Rustboro City Boldore, Graveler, Klink, Tynamo
South of Route 107 Unown
North of Fallarbor Town Slowpoke, Tynamo
North of Fortree City Excadrill, Klink, Onix, Tynamo
North of Route 122 Ditto, Excadrill, Tynamo
North of Route 124 Boldore, Cofagrigus, Graveler, Klink
South of Pacifidlog Town Cofagrigus, Slowpoke, Tynamo
Southeast Hoenn Boldore, Graveler, Onix, Tynamo

Mirage Forests

Area Found Available Pokémon
West of Route 105 Forretress, Graveler, Happiny
South of Route 109 Audino, Sunkern
North of Route 111 Kricketune, Larvesta
West of Route 114 Petilil, Purugly, Sunkern, Tangela
North of Lilycove City Cherrim, Purugly, Sunkern, Tangela
East of Mossdeep City Cinccino, Glameow, Sunkern, Tangela
North of Route 124 Purugly, Sunkern, Tangela, Vulpix
South of Route 132 Audino, Petilil, Sunkern

Mirage Islands

Area Found Available Pokémon
West of Route 104 Darmanitan, Venomoth, Xatu, Zebstrika
West of Dewford Town Tangela, Venomoth, Xatu, Zebstrika
Next to Route 114 Darmanitan, Larvesta
On Route 124 Persian, Venomoth, Xatu, Zebstrika
East of Route 125 Porygon, Purugly
South of Pacifidlog Town Audino, Binacle, Graveler, Xatu
On Route 132 Ditto, Munna
South of Route 134 Graveler, Maractus, Venomoth, Xatu, Zebstrika

Mirage Mountains

Area Found Available Pokémon
West of Route 104 Donphan, Forrtress, Kricketune, Sawsbuck
North of Lilycove City Donphan, Forrtress, Kricketune, Rufflet
East of Mossdeep City Audino, Happiny, Tangela
North of Shoal Cave Darmanitan, Magby
South of Route 129 Elekid, Zebstrika
South of Route 131 Donphan, Forretress, Girafarig, Kricketune
Northeast Hoenn Donphan, Forretress, Kricketune, Vullaby
Southeast Hoenn Crustle, Graveler, Munna, Porygon, Xatu

Mirage Spot Legendaries

Legendary-hunters are going to be extremely busy!

There are also additional Mirage Spots that have certain legendary Pokémon on them, Pokémon otherwise unobtainable in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. Some of these will simply contain a lone Pokémon, and others will give one of a certain group once daily.

In any case, most of them also have certain conditions attributed to them. Below, you’ll find the Pokémon, the locations of their Mirage Spots, and their unlocking conditions.

Name Mirage Spot Location Condition
Azelf Nameless Cavern Near Sootopolis City Have three max-Happiness Pokémon on active team. Found from 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Cobalion Pathless Plain South of Route 131 Have three max-EV'd Pokémon on active team. Found on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday.
Cresselia Crescent Isle Southeast of Route 129 Found at random daily or through StreetPass.
Dialga (AS only) N/A South of Dewford Soar with Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit in the team.
Entei Trackless Forest East of Petalburg Woods Soar with Lugia or Ho-Oh in your party. Found from 20 to 40 minutes past the hour.
Giratina N/A South of Dewford Soar with both Dialga and Palkia in your team.
Kyurem Gnarled Den North of Mt. Chimney Have both Reshiram and Zekrom on your active team when Soaring.
Name Mirage Spot Location Condition
Landorus N/A Thunderhead above Fortree Soar with both Thundurus and Tornadus on the team.
Mesprit Nameless Cavern Near Sootopolis City Have three max-Happiness Pokémon on team. Found from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
Palkia (OR only) N/A South of Dewford Soar with Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit in the team.
Raikou Trackless Forest East of Petalburg Woods Soar with Lugia or Ho-Oh in the your party. Found from 0 to 20 minutes past the hour.
Reshiram (OR only) Fabled Cave North of Route 134 Soaring with a Level 100 Pokémon in the active party.
Suicune Trackless Forest East of Petalburg Woods Soar with Lugia or Ho-Oh in your party. Found from 40 minutes past the hour to the next hour.
Terrakion Pathless Plain South of Route 131 Have three max-EV'd Pokémon on active team. Found on Tuesday or Saturday.
Name Mirage Spot Location Condition
Thundurus (AS Only) N/A Thunderhead above Fortree Soar with a Castform on the team.
Tornadus (OR Only) N/A Thunderhead above Fortree Soar with a Castform on the team.
Uxie Nameless Cavern Near Sootopolis City Have three max-Happiness Pokémon on active team. Found from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Virizion Pathless Plain South of Route 131 Have three max-EV'd Pokémon on active team. Found on Monday or Thursday.
Zekrom (AS Only) Fabled Cave North of Route 134 Soaring with a Level 100 Pokémon in the active party.