How Do You Get the Eon Ticket on "Pokémon Emerald"?

In the game "Pokémon Emerald," the Eon Ticket is obtained by mixing records with another player who already has the item. The item was originally available through a promotional e-Card of the same name. This e-Card can still be purchased online through sites such as eBay, but can only be scanned into "Pokémon Ruby" or "Pokémon Sapphire."

The Eon Ticket e-Card is a promotional item originally distributed by Nintendo in 2003 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and in limited quantities at certain Toys "R" Us locations in North America. It also came packaged with the September 2003 issue of Nintendo Power. Copies of the Nintendo Power issue that are for sale on auction sites may also still contain the e-Card.

Players of "Pokémon Emerald" who do not have access to another player with the Eon Ticket can still get it, albeit with a potentially expensive workaround. To do so, the player needs another Gameboy Advance, an e-Reader, an Eon Ticket e-Card and a copy of either "Pokémon Ruby" or "Pokémon Sapphire." The e-Card can then be used to get the Eon Ticket into "Ruby" or "Sapphire," and the player can connect the Gameboy Advance to another system running the copy of "Emerald" and mix the two players' records together.