History VideoGame / PokemonRubyAndSapphire

16th Sep '17 2:17:35 PM nombretomado
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On May 7, 2014, The Pokémon Company announced [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] for the Nintendo3DS, titled ''Pokémon Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. The games were released in November 2014, exactly twelve years after the originals' release in Japan. Groudon and Kyogre have newly-introduced "primal" forms[[note]]they have more intricate TronLines and prominent "omega" and "alpha" designs on their hands, respectively, and these TronLines now glow yellow and turquoise instead of blue and red, on top of straight-up glowing ''panels'' on their bodies[[/note]], which are depicted on the boxart, other Pokémon get Mega Evolutions, lots of features were added or upgraded, and a post-league scenario known as the Delta Episode was included. These games are part of the "Sixth Generation" of Pokémon games and are compatible with ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.

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On May 7, 2014, The Pokémon Company announced [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] for the Nintendo3DS, UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, titled ''Pokémon Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. The games were released in November 2014, exactly twelve years after the originals' release in Japan. Groudon and Kyogre have newly-introduced "primal" forms[[note]]they have more intricate TronLines and prominent "omega" and "alpha" designs on their hands, respectively, and these TronLines now glow yellow and turquoise instead of blue and red, on top of straight-up glowing ''panels'' on their bodies[[/note]], which are depicted on the boxart, other Pokémon get Mega Evolutions, lots of features were added or upgraded, and a post-league scenario known as the Delta Episode was included. These games are part of the "Sixth Generation" of Pokémon games and are compatible with ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.
16th Sep '17 11:22:33 AM nombretomado
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The third set of games in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' were released for the GameBoyAdvance, with ''[[UpdatedRerelease Emerald]]'' arriving a few years after. Along with ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue LeafGreen]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'', they are known collectively as Generation III of the Pokémon video game series. In addition to introducing a new story and region to explore and over 100 new Pokémon to catch, ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' brought with it many new gameplay features such as individual natures and Abilities for each Pokémon, double battles, and Pokémon contests. Along with massive graphical improvements over its predecessors, these games also had an entirely new data structure; as a result, Generation III games were incompatible with the previous two generations.

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The third set of games in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' were released for the GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, with ''[[UpdatedRerelease Emerald]]'' arriving a few years after. Along with ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue LeafGreen]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'', they are known collectively as Generation III of the Pokémon video game series. In addition to introducing a new story and region to explore and over 100 new Pokémon to catch, ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' brought with it many new gameplay features such as individual natures and Abilities for each Pokémon, double battles, and Pokémon contests. Along with massive graphical improvements over its predecessors, these games also had an entirely new data structure; as a result, Generation III games were incompatible with the previous two generations.



These games may be the biggest case of OneGameForThePriceOfTwo in the franchise, as there is literally no way to legitimately collect all 386 Pokémon without aid from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue LeafGreen]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' (Oddly, only ''Ruby'' '''''or''''' ''Sapphire''). [[note]]The GameBoyAdvance had backwards-compatability for the GameBoyColor, but its link cables were unable to connect the two systems; coupled with the aforementioned data structure redesign, there was no method for importing or trading Pokémon from ''Gold'', ''Silver'' or ''Crystal'' to ''Ruby'', ''Sapphire'' or ''Emerald''.[[/note]] The ''Red'' and ''Blue'' [[VideogameRemake remakes]] provided all 150 Kanto Pokémon and a small pool of Johto's, with ''Colosseum'' and ''XD'' having several from all three regions; together, they had all but the event-only Pokémon. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was during this generation that Nintendo stopped using "GottaCatchEmAll'' as the franchise's slogan.

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These games may be the biggest case of OneGameForThePriceOfTwo in the franchise, as there is literally no way to legitimately collect all 386 Pokémon without aid from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue LeafGreen]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' (Oddly, only ''Ruby'' '''''or''''' ''Sapphire''). [[note]]The GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance had backwards-compatability backwards-compatibility for the GameBoyColor, UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor, but its link cables were unable to connect the two systems; coupled with the aforementioned data structure redesign, there was no method for importing or trading Pokémon from ''Gold'', ''Silver'' or ''Crystal'' to ''Ruby'', ''Sapphire'' or ''Emerald''.[[/note]] The ''Red'' and ''Blue'' [[VideogameRemake remakes]] provided all 150 Kanto Pokémon and a small pool of Johto's, with ''Colosseum'' and ''XD'' having several from all three regions; together, they had all but the event-only Pokémon. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was during this generation that Nintendo stopped using "GottaCatchEmAll'' as the franchise's slogan.
19th Jul '17 2:10:07 PM MayIncon
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** The routes on the way to Rustboro give you 5 choices for Water- and Grass-types to deal with Roxanne's Rock-types; Marill, Surskit, Shroomish, Lotad (''Sapphire'' and ''Emerald''), and Seedot (''Ruby'' and ''Emerald'').

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** The routes on the way to Rustboro give you 5 choices for Water- and Grass-types to deal with Roxanne's Rock-types; Marill, Surskit, Surskit (''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire''), Shroomish, Lotad (''Sapphire'' and ''Emerald''), and Seedot (''Ruby'' and ''Emerald'').
6th Jul '17 11:11:04 PM wedward
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* SillyReasonForWar: The "war" Team Aqua and Team Magma wage on Hoenn as well as each other is all levels of dumb. One side wants to dry up all the oceans because more land is good for Pokemon. The other wants to flood the entire landmass because more water is good for Pokemon. The result? Either the sun turns baking hot, the rain falls uncontrollably, or you get ''both'' ridiculous weather conditions alternating rapidly back and forth. No matter what happens the entire Hoenn region is almost rendered unlivable for both Pokemon and humans alike if not for the timely intervention of our heroes.



* SillyReasonForWar: The "war" Team Aqua and Team Magma wage on Hoenn as well as each other is all levels of dumb. One side wants to dry up all the oceans because more land is good for Pokemon. The other wants to flood the entire landmass because more water is good for Pokemon. The result? Either the sun turns baking hot, the rain falls uncontrollably, or you get ''both'' ridiculous weather conditions alternating rapidly back and forth. No matter what happens the entire Hoenn region is almost rendered unlivable for both Pokemon and humans alike if not for the timely intervention of our heroes.
29th Jun '17 9:05:25 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Passing the other Trick House tests usually gets you a couple of unique healing items, and some TMs as well. What is the reward for completing the final, madness-inducing, insanely complicated level? A Blue Tent for your Secret Base.

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** Passing the other Trick House tests usually gets you a couple of unique healing items, and some TMs [=TMs=] as well. What is the reward for completing the final, madness-inducing, insanely complicated level? A Blue Tent for your Secret Base.
29th Jun '17 9:04:43 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Passing the other Trick House tests usually gets you a couple of unique healing items, and some TMs as well. What is the reward for completing the final, madness-inducing, insanely complicated level? A Blue Tent for your Secret Base.
18th Jun '17 8:59:52 AM MayIncon
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** Item sprites for Red and Blue Orbs exist in ''Emerald'' (a carryover from ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' even though they cannot be obtained there) but remain unused as the player never gets to seize the orbs themselves.

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** Item sprites for Red and Blue Orbs exist in ''Emerald'' (a carryover from ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' even though they cannot be obtained there) there normally) but remain unused as the player never gets to seize the orbs themselves.
18th Jun '17 8:57:30 AM MayIncon
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** Item sprites for Red and Blue Orbs exist in ''Emerald'' (a carryover from ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' even though they cannot be obtained there) but remain unused as the player never gets to seize the orbs themselves.
11th May '17 12:15:16 AM MayIncon
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** The Soothe Bell was introduced to double up the happiness gain rate of its holder, speeding up the time needed to grind for happiness based-evolutions. This is very helpful since some Pokémon have ''painfully slow'' happiness gain rate such as Eevee and Chansey.

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** The Soothe Bell was introduced to double up the happiness gain rate of its holder, speeding up the time needed to grind for happiness based-evolutions. This is very helpful since some most Pokémon have ''painfully slow'' evolving through this method are too weak to grind happiness gain rate such as Eevee by leveling up, massages are limited to once per day and Chansey.vitamins are expensive.
8th May '17 11:16:36 AM Drope
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** White Treehollow, an area exclusive to ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 Pokemon White 2]]'', a postgame level-grinding facility located in White Forest. It is located in a giant tree, and the player can battle other strong trainers and progress up the tree. Its counterpart in the slightly more technologically forward ''Black 2'' universe is Black Tower.
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