History YMMV / PokemonRubyAndSapphire

1st May '16 11:31:59 PM MayIncon
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** Tate and Liza in ''Emerald''. It's fought in a Double Battle, a brand-new mechanic not seen much prior to this fight, which requires much more strategy than Single Battles. In Ruby and Sapphire, their team only consisted of two Pokémon (meaning you could, in theory, defeat them in one hit). These two Pokemon, incidentally, have a much stronger physical defense than most of the Psychic types you are used to fighting. This time around, however... You first need to fight through a [[SquishyWizard Xatu]] (which can either use Confuse Ray on your fighters or Calm Mind to jack up its stats, aside from flat-out attacking with Psychic) and a [[StoneWall Claydol]], which spams Earthquake and [=AncientPower=]. The best part? Earthquake hits everything on the field, but thanks to their team choices, ''you're'' the only one who will get hit by it. Then there's Solrock and Lunatone you have to deal with. Solrock will use Sunny Day to power up its Flamethrower and instantly use [=SolarBeam=], as well as attacking with Psychic, while Lunatone will put up Light Screen (Claydol knows it, too) to raise the opposing team's already high Special Defense, put you to sleep with Hypnosis, and do the same Calm Mind/Psychic combo as Xatu. The team is also prone to using moves (such as the aforementioned Claydol's Earthquake) that hit both of your Pokémon at once, raising the stakes that much higher.

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** Tate and Liza in ''Emerald''. It's fought in a Double Battle, a brand-new mechanic not seen much prior to this fight, which requires much more strategy than Single Battles. In Ruby and Sapphire, their team only consisted of two Pokémon (meaning you could, in theory, defeat them in one hit). These two Pokemon, incidentally, have a much stronger physical defense than most of the Psychic types you are used to fighting. This time around, however... You first need to fight through a [[SquishyWizard Xatu]] (which can either use Confuse Ray on your fighters or Calm Mind to jack up its stats, aside from flat-out attacking with Psychic) and a [[StoneWall Claydol]], which spams Earthquake and [=AncientPower=]. The best part? Earthquake hits everything on the field, but thanks to their team choices, ''you're'' the only one who will get hit by it. Then there's Solrock and Lunatone you have to deal with. Solrock will use Sunny Day to power up its Flamethrower Flamethrower, reduce the effectiveness of Water-type attacks against them and instantly use [=SolarBeam=], as well as attacking with Psychic, while Lunatone will put up Light Screen (Claydol knows it, too) to raise the opposing team's already high Special Defense, put you to sleep with Hypnosis, and do the same Calm Mind/Psychic combo as Xatu. The team is also prone to using moves (such as the aforementioned Claydol's Earthquake) that hit both of your Pokémon at once, raising the stakes that much higher.
1st May '16 11:26:57 PM MayIncon
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** [[PowerupLetdown Masquerain]], for evolving from the uniquely-typed Surskit and then turning into yet ''another'' Bug/Flying-type.

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** [[PowerupLetdown Masquerain]], for evolving from the uniquely-typed Surskit and then turning into yet ''another'' Bug/Flying-type.[[KryptoniteIsEverywhere Bug/Flying-type]].
28th Apr '16 1:47:01 PM inuyasharules31
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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. It's also insult to injury if your planning on using an electric or rock Pokémon to sweep through her gym since electric and ground Pokémon can normally take out flying Pokémon with ease but they are both weak against ground type moves. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.

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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. It's also insult to injury if your planning on using an electric or rock Pokémon to sweep through her gym since electric and ground rock Pokémon can normally take out flying Pokémon with ease but they are both weak against ground type moves. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.
28th Apr '16 1:44:33 PM inuyasharules31
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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. It's also insult to injury if your planning on using an electric or rock Pok&ecute;mon to sweep through her gym since electric and ground Poke&cute;mon can normally take out flying Poke&cute;mon with ease but they are both weak against ground type moves. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.

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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. It's also insult to injury if your planning on using an electric or rock Pok&ecute;mon Pokémon to sweep through her gym since electric and ground Poke&cute;mon Pokémon can normally take out flying Poke&cute;mon Pokémon with ease but they are both weak against ground type moves. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.
28th Apr '16 1:43:00 PM inuyasharules31
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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.

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** Winona uses Flying-types, and her last Pokemon is an Altaria which knows the deadly combo of Earthquake and Dragon Dance, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard which she can't learn at the level you fight her]], setting her up perfectly to sweep your entire team with powered up Earthquake and STAB Aerial Ace techniques, the latter of which never misses. It's also insult to injury if your planning on using an electric or rock Pok&ecute;mon to sweep through her gym since electric and ground Poke&cute;mon can normally take out flying Poke&cute;mon with ease but they are both weak against ground type moves. Plus, Altaria is part Dragon-type, neutralizing its weakness to Electric-type moves. She's also the first leader to use Full Restores, which restore health AND cure ailments. Fortunately, it's easier in the remakes where you get access to Latias and Latios respectively, which can potentially exploit Altaria's Dragon weakness and is immune to Earthquake due to their abilites.
24th Apr '16 12:51:25 AM Technicolourtardis
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** Deoxys is also a problem on the reverse side, because Mega Rayquaza, as noted above in GameBreaker, can likely OHKO it no problem. The problem is trying to catch it then and there if you don't know you can catch it later or want to catch it with the epic atmosphere. You have to keep going through all of those cutscenes and battles over and over again if you take out Deoxys or, more likely, it takes itself out with Struggle after thawing out of Freeze no less than six times in the battle and still not catching even when frozen.
16th Apr '16 10:48:37 PM TheNewBig
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* {{Misblamed}}: The one thing fans seem to remember to blame [=GameFreak=] for rather than Creator/{{Nintendo}} in the Pokémon games is the inability to transfer Pokémon from the first two generations' games to ''Ruby and Sapphire'' onward. However, this is -- coincidentally enough -- the one complaint that the company had no control over -- the GameBoyAdvance wouldn't allow interaction with the GameBoy and GameBoyColor games ''at all'', even if they wanted to make it possible (which it probably would have been considering every other generation at least allows transfers from the old games to the new ones).

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* {{Misblamed}}: The one thing fans seem to remember to blame [=GameFreak=] for rather than Creator/{{Nintendo}} in the Pokémon games is the inability to transfer Pokémon from the first two generations' games to ''Ruby and Sapphire'' onward. However, this is -- coincidentally enough -- the one complaint that the company had no control over -- the GameBoyAdvance wouldn't allow interaction with the GameBoy and GameBoyColor games ''at all'', even if they wanted to make it possible (which it probably would have been considering every other generation at least allows transfers from the old games to the new ones).possible.
11th Apr '16 8:57:50 PM Lionheart0
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** Wally, [[EnsembleDarkhorse while popular and loved by the fanbase]], was the first FriendlyRival in the franchise. This became a trend with future rivals in the franchise, something that those who miss how antagonistic Blue and Silver were [[BrokenBase have lamented.]]
8th Apr '16 5:14:55 PM Eagal
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The visual aspect of the game is great, but special mention goes to Meteor Falls, with gorgeously animated water effects everywhere.
5th Apr '16 6:53:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* HarsherInHindsight: The plan to have Groudon introduce a massive drought is this for those in California, which in the mid-2010's was struck with the worst drought in the state's recorded history.
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