History VideoGame / PokemonRubyAndSapphire

26th Oct '17 7:02:16 PM Pichu-kun
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** One piece of official art depicts the back of Brendan's head as white, suggesting that his beanie is actually his hair.



* AlternateUniverse: The Delta Episode implies that the remakes are alternate universes to the original ''Ruby and Sapphire'' games, with [[ForWantOfANail the nails]] being the fact that the evolution of Pokémon took a slightly different path, the existence of the war in Kalos and the discovery of Mega Evolution. It's also implied that the different versions of each game could be alternate universes to each other (a fact that had already been explored somewhat in ''Black and White''); when you first enter the Battle Resort in ''Alpha Sapphire'', Maxie muses that perhaps, in another reality, he was the one you fought, and summoned Groudon. Archie does the same in ''Omega Ruby''.

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* AlternateUniverse: The Delta Episode implies that the remakes are alternate universes to the original ''Ruby and Sapphire'' games, with [[ForWantOfANail the nails]] being the fact that the evolution of Pokémon took a slightly different path, the existence of the war in Kalos Kalos, and the discovery of Mega Evolution. It's also implied that the different versions of each game could be alternate universes to each other (a fact that had already been explored somewhat in ''Black and White''); when you first enter the Battle Resort in ''Alpha Sapphire'', Maxie muses that perhaps, in another reality, he was the one you fought, and summoned Groudon. Archie does the same in ''Omega Ruby''.



** A man in Mauville City apparently knows what Genesect is in spite of the fact that it might not even exist yet, since according to the official timeline, ''Black and White'' take place several years after these games. He's there to give you Genesect's Drives in case you were to migrate it into these games.
** You are able to fight and catch Zekrom/Reshiram, despite these games happening several years before ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' occur (and hence the two should be in their Dark/Light Stone forms in Unova). This ''might'' be justified if the rings leading to them are reaching into the future or even an alternate universe.



** Averted when Maxie/Archie awakens Groudon/Kyogre and it gets out of control, Archie/Maxie exclaims that the heat/rain will bring every living being to death. While its only mentioned once in Alpha Sapphre, it is mentioned again in Omega Ruby when Groudon is going to Sootopolis; Archie explicitly states that everything will die if they don't stop the drought.

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** Averted when Maxie/Archie awakens Groudon/Kyogre and it gets out of control, Archie/Maxie exclaims that the heat/rain will bring every living being to death. While its only mentioned once in Alpha Sapphre, ''Alpha Sapphre'', it is mentioned again in Omega Ruby ''Omega Ruby'' when Groudon is going to Sootopolis; Archie explicitly states that everything will die if they don't stop the drought.



* SequelDifficultyDrop: The inclusion of the many AntiFrustrationFeatures, general mechanic changes like the physical[=/=]special split introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', Mega Evolution, and the new [=EXP=] Share make these games much easier than the originals.
** In addition, WordOfGod states that the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Battle Frontier was cut]] due to assumptions that it would be too challenging for most players.

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* SelfContainedDemo: The downloadable demo featured Brendan (named "Landon" in the demo) in Mossdeep City. It contained an original scenario where you must fight both Team Magma and Team Aqua.
* SequelDifficultyDrop: The inclusion of the many AntiFrustrationFeatures, general mechanic changes like the physical[=/=]special split introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', Mega Evolution, and the new [=EXP=] Share make these games much easier than the originals.
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originals. In addition, WordOfGod states that the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Battle Frontier was cut]] due to assumptions that it would be too challenging for most players.


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** A man in Mauville City apparently knows what Genesect is in spite of the fact that it might not even exist yet, since according to the official timeline, ''Black and White'' take place several years after these games. He's there to give you Genesect's Drives in case you were to migrate it into these games.
** You are able to fight and catch Zekrom/Reshiram, despite these games happening several years before ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' occur (and hence the two should be in their Dark/Light Stone forms in Unova). This ''might'' be justified if the rings leading to them are reaching into the future or even an alternate universe.
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.
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