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Generation III
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Debut JN November 21, 2002
EN March 19, 2003
Pokémon Unknown
Region Hoenn
Date Ended JN September 28, 2006 (1407 days)
EN April 22, 2007 (1495 days)
Game Information
Main Game(s): Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, Emerald
Remake(s): Generation I
Storage games: Box Ruby and Sapphire
Battle Arena Games: Colosseum, XD

Generation III (also sometimes known as the advance or advanced generation, most likely because they were playable on the Game Boy Advance) the was the third set of games introduced in the Pokémon franchise. It introduced 135 new Pokémon, the largest amount ever since Generation I (at the time of Generation III's release). This generation's first games were Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, followed by remakes of the original Generation I games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and finally ended with a third version of Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald. The events of Generation III take place at the same time as the events of Generation I. The Generation III is currently sold in failed reaching/licensed countries, such as Lybia, Serbia, Scotland



A Double Battle in Generation III

Generation III follows some sets by Generation I, with a child in a starting town obtaining their first Pokémon from the local Professor. A brand-new region, Hoenn, was introduced in this Generation. The graphics now look better. The battles now had backgrounds in battles instead of just the opposing Pokémon and their health bars.the legendary Pokémon Kyogre (Team Aqua) and Groudon (Team Magma) , respectively. Generation III remains the only Generation with two villainous teams. Double and Tag battles (set to be topped by Triple and Rotation battles in Generation V) are also introduced.

Pokémon may now have one or two of 77 different abilities, many of which can be the reason why a player wins or loses a battle. In-bag sprites are also introduced in FireRed and LeafGreen, allowing players to see for the first time what many of their items look like. Also in FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon can be moved throughout the PC. Emerald also introduced Scott, and the very first Battle Frontier.There are pokemon contests on ruby and sapphire.

Starter Pokémon

In Hoenn, they kept to the model of Grass, Water, and Fire for the starter Pokémon, introducing Treecko, Mudkip, and Torchic respectively. One of these Pokémon is received from Professor Birch after saving him from a wild Poochyena (Zigzagoon in Emerald ) at the start of the game.


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