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Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Ruby boxart Sapphire boxart
Game Information
Publisher Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Developer Game Freak
Category RPG
Players 1-4 Players
ESRB E for Everyone
Release Dates
Flag of Japan November 21, 2002
Flag of the United States March 17, 2003
Flag of Europe July 25, 2003
Flag of Australia April 3, 2003
Other Info
Platform Game Boy Advance
Region Hoenn

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (ポケットモンスター ルビー・サファイア Pocket Monsters Ruby and Sapphire) are the first two games introduced for Generation III series. This set of games takes place in the Hoenn region and features new Pokémon in comparison to the previous versions.

Locations

Game Info

Changes

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire featured a number of upgrades and differences from the previous games.

Starter Pokémon

As is tradition, the player can choose one of three different Starter Pokémon at the start of the game. The player will need to choose either Torchic, Mudkip, or Treecko of his/her choice to save Professor Birch, who was being attacked by a Poochyena. Also, in tradition, the three Pokémon are Fire, Water or Grass types, respectively.

Team Magma and Team Aqua

Both Team Magma and Team Aqua are featured in the Ruby and Sapphire games, respectively. Depending on which game it is though will determine which Team the player will need to fight against. Ruby will feature Team Magma and Sapphire will have Team Aqua.

Legendary Pokémon

As in every other main series Pokémon game, there are a set of Legendary Pokémon which were first featured in Ruby and Sapphire.

The Golems

The Eon Pokémon

The Super-ancient Pokémon

Version Exclusive Pokémon

Version Exclusive Pokémon
Ruby
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Mawile, Zangoose, Solrock, Latios, Groudon
Sapphire
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Sableye, Seviper, Lunatone, Latias, Kyogre

Gym Leaders

Roxanne(RSE)Sprite
Stonebadge
Roxanne
Type Rock
Rustboro City
Brawly(RSE)Sprite
Knucklebadge
Brawly
Type Fighting
Dewford Town
Wattson(RSE)Sprite
Dynamobadge
Wattson
Type Electric
Mauville City
Flannery(RSE)Sprite
Heatbadge
Flannery
Type Fire
Lavaridge Town
Norman(RSE)Sprite
Balancebadge
Norman
Type Normal
Petalburg City
Winona(RSE)Sprite
Featherbadge
Winona
Type Flying
Fortree City
Tate and Liza(RSE)Sprite
Mindbadge
Tate and Liza
Type Psychic
Mossdeep City
Wallace(RS)Sprite
Rainbadge
Wallace
Type Water
Sootopolis City

Elite Four and Champion

Sidney(GenIII)Sprite
Sidney
Type Dark
Phoebe(GenIII)Sprite
Phoebe
Type Ghost
Glacia(GenIII)Sprite
Glacia
Type Ice
Drake(GenIII)Sprite
Drake
Type Dragon
RS Steven
Steven Stone
Type Steel

Gallery

Trivia

  • Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald are the first Pokémon games where the player can not choose the name of their rival at the start of the game.
  • These two games are the first games of the main series where Professor Oak isn't encountered.
  • These games are also the only games where the player will encounter your rival's starter at the arena where the player battled Steven.
  • These games are the first main series games where the player can't access Kanto.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the first games to not have the slogan, "Gotta Catch 'em all".
  • Ruby and Sapphire have the least in game trades.
  • Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald are the only main-series Pokémon games in which the Template:WP speaks (other than answering "yes" or "no"). He/she says "Where did he go?" and "Why did he go?", referring to the Magma/Aqua leader in the hideout.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the first and only Pokémon games with the starting point not being the player's bedroom. Rather, the starting point is the moving truck.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the first Pokémon games to feature automobiles.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the only games to have the Template:WP have a father.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the only Pokémon games to contain uncensored swear words.
  • Because these games have not been remade, this is the only region not to have been redesigned
  • These games may not be remade for the DS generations, due to the fact that all the featured Legendary Pokémon and starters in the games have been either featured in other games or been distributed via event.
  • Ruby and Sapphire are the only games where the rival is based off what gender you choose to be.
    • This is because, technically, Lucas/Dawn are not rivals to the player.
Main game series
Generation I Red & Green(Japan)
Blue(Japan)
Red & Blue(International)
Yellow
Generation II Gold & Silver
Crystal
Generation III Ruby & Sapphire
FireRed & LeafGreen
Emerald
Generation IV Diamond & Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V Black & White
Black2 & White2
Generation VI X & Y
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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