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    Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Nov 21, 2002

    Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are the third set of Pokémon games in the franchise and were released in 2003.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire last edited by yuritajiri on 09/15/21 11:29AM View full history

    Overview

    Pokémon Ruby title screen
    Pokémon Ruby title screen

    Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are the twin titles of the 3rd generation in classic Pokémon fare. They follow the established formula with a young boy or girl starting their own quest to become the Pokémon Champion by battling their way through the region's gyms and finally facing the Elite Four.

    Along the way they must also thwart the evil Team Magma (in Ruby version) or Team Aqua (in Sapphire version), who seek to awaken one of the legendary Pokemon to expand either the earth or the sea, and allows the player to come in contact with one of the ancient legendary pokémon, Kyogre or Groudon.

    Gameplay

    Treecko, one of the new Pokémon added to the Hoenn Region.
    Treecko, one of the new Pokémon added to the Hoenn Region.

    The game follows a simple turn-based RPG system, that is unique in that the player's trainer can acquire party members from battling and capturing them. They travel the world escorted by a team of up to six creatures that can be swapped out and trained with new attacks and tactics. The battles themselves are a turn based affair with the trainer able to use items to bolster the team or catch new Pokémon.

    Additions from previous generations include new Pokémon to catch, battling with two creatures at a time in special 2-on-2 battles with other trainers, and there is a new gadget called the Pokénav, replacing the PokéGear from the previous generation.

    New features

    Battle mechanics

    2-on-2 Pokemon Battle
    2-on-2 Pokemon Battle

    In certain situations, trainers may now participate in double-battles, using two of their Pokémon versus two of an opponent's. This was a first in the series. Pokémon may choose which enemy to use a move on, and certain moves may affect both combatants.

    Abilities and Natures

    Pokemon Contest Condition
    Pokemon Contest Condition

    Abilities are now present in all Pokémon, and have effects both inside and outside of battle. Examples include lowering the foes attack (Intimidate) or increasing the power of Grass moves (Overgrow).

    Natures were also introduced in this game. They affect a Pokémon's stats. An example would be the Hasty nature.

    This nature is beneficial to a Pokémon's speed in the long run, while hindering its defense stat. Natures also affect which Pokéblock a Pokémon will love and hate, like or dislike.

    Pokemon Contests

    Pokemon Contests
    Pokemon Contests

    These are contests in the game that allow Trainers to display their best breed of Pokemon.

    Ribbons from a victorious Contestant
    Ribbons from a victorious Contestant

    All the moves in the game are used, but are categorized within 5 types; Cool, Beauty, Smart, Cute, and Tough. All corresponding types are designated to specific contest judging.

    The objective is to impress the judge the most in 2 forms; sheen, and move appeal. Sheen is determined by what Pokéblocks are eaten, which can raise the required quality of sheen in that stat area. The second way is through Appeals, which are taken in turns, to earn hearts from appealing. the one collecting the most stars wins.

    Secret Bases

    Fortree City is teeming with bases
    Fortree City is teeming with bases

    Secret bases are what they say; a secret base away from home that the player's trainer can decorate with many different items. It also draws on a concept first seen in Gold and Silver, whereby upon completing the main story, the player can battle their friends' teams for experience points, money, and Pokedex sight entries at their secret bases.

    Secret Base display of goods
    Secret Base display of goods

    Linking with a friend and mixing records provides a copy of their secret base that can be accessed. also, Secret bases can be made using the move Secret Power (TM 10) in holes in walls, piles of grass, or certain trees.

    Legendaries

    The Legendary Pokémon available without special events are:

    Groudon
    Groudon

    Rayquaza, a Dragon/Flying type at level 70.

    Regice, Ice type at level 40.

    Regirock, Rock type at level 40.

    Registeel, Steel type at level 40.

    Ruby version only:

    Latios, Dragon/Psychic at level 40.

    Groudon, Ground type at level 45.

    Sapphire version only:

    Latias, a Dragon/Psychic at level 40

    Kyogre, Water type at level 45.

    Special Event Legendary Pokémon

    Jirachi
    Jirachi

    Latios/ Latias - It's possible to catch the opposite Lati- to that roaming in the game with an Eon Ticket.

    Jirachi - Found in Pokemon Colosseum Bonus Disc at Level 5, or at Nintendo Event.

    Deoxys - Found in Nintendo Event.

    Pokedex

    The Pokédex of Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald includes all the Pokémon from the previous two games (once the national dex is unlocked).

    Hoenn Pokedex
    Hoenn Pokedex

    The first 151 Pokémon are listed in the Pokémon Red/Blue Pokédex section. Pokémon 152 to 251 are listed in Pokémon Gold/Silver's Pokédex section.

    All Pokémon new to Ruby/Sapphire are listed below, with the National Dex Number on the left, and Hoenn Dex on the right. Entries from previous generations have their national dex set as blank.

    252/001 Treecko

    253/002 Grovyle

    254/003 Sceptile

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    255/004 Torchic

    256/005 Combusken

    257/006 Blaziken

    258/007 Mudkip

    259/008 Marshtomp

    260/009 Swampert

    261/010 Poochyena

    262/011 Mightyena

    263/012 Zigzagoon

    264/013 Linoone

    265/014 Wurmple

    266/015 Silcoon

    267/016 Beautifly

    268/017 Cascoon

    269/018 Dustox

    270/019 Lotad (Sapphire only)

    271/020 Lombre (Sapphire only)

    Ralts, a rare psychic type native to both versions.
    Ralts, a rare psychic type native to both versions.

    272/021 Ludicolo (Sapphire Only)

    273/022 Seedot (Ruby only)

    274/023 Nuzleaf (Ruby only)

    275/024 Shiftry (Ruby Only)

    276/025 Taillow

    277/026 Swellow

    278/027 Wingull

    279/028 Pelipper

    280/029 Ralts

    281/030 Kirlia

    282/031 Gardevoir

    283/032 Surskit

    284/033 Masquerain

    285/034 Shroomish

    286/035 Breloom

    287/036 Slakoth

    288/037 Vigoroth

    289/038 Slaking

    ---/039 Abra

    ---/040 Kadabra

    ---/041 Alakazam

    290/042 Nincada

    291/043 Ninjask

    Shedinja, a peculiar Pokemon that originated from Nincada.
    Shedinja, a peculiar Pokemon that originated from Nincada.

    292/044 Shedinja

    293/045 Whismur

    294/046 Loudred

    295/047 Exploud

    296/048 Makuhita

    297/049 Hariyama

    ---/050 Goldeen

    ---/051 Seaking

    ---/052 Magikarp

    ---/053 Gyarados

    298/054 Azurill

    ---/055 Marill

    ---/056 Azumarill

    ---/057 Geodude

    ---/058 Graveler

    ---/059 Golem

    299/060 Nosepass

    300/061 Skitty

    301/062 Delcatty

    ---/063 Zubat

    Sableye, a Ghost/Dark Pokemon exclusive to Sapphire Version.
    Sableye, a Ghost/Dark Pokemon exclusive to Sapphire Version.

    ---/064 Golbat

    ---/065 Crobat

    ---/066 Tentacool

    ---/067 Tentacruel

    302/068 Sableye (Sapphire only)

    303/069 Mawile (Ruby only)

    304/070 Aron

    305/071 Lairon

    306/072 Aggron

    ---/073 Machop

    ---/074 Machoke

    ---075 Machamp

    307/076 Meditite

    308/077 Medicham

    309/078 Electrike

    Manectric, the Thunder Lion.
    Manectric, the Thunder Lion.

    310/079 Manectric

    311/080 Plusle

    312/081 Minun

    ---/082 Magnemite

    ---/083 Magneton

    ---/084 Voltorb

    ---/085 Electrode

    313/086 Volbeat

    314/087 Illumise

    ---/088 Oddish

    ---/089 Gloom

    ---/090 Vileplume

    ---/091 Bellossom

    ---/092 Doduo

    ---/093 Dodrio

    315/094 Roselia

    316/095 Gulpin

    317/096 Swalot

    318/097 Carvanha

    319/098 Sharpedo

    320/099 Wailmer

    321/100 Wailord

    322/101 Numel

    323/102 Camerupt

    Slugma, one of the Pokemon first seen in Johto.
    Slugma, one of the Pokemon first seen in Johto.

    ---/103 Slugma

    ---/104 Magcargo

    324/105 Torkoal

    ---/106 Grimer

    ---/107 Muk

    ---/108 Koffing

    ---/109 Weezing

    325/110 Spoink

    326/111 Grumpig

    ---/112 Sandshrew

    ---/113 Sandslash

    327/114 Spinda

    ---/115 Skarmoury

    328/116 Trapinch

    329/117 Vibrava

    330/118 Flygon

    331/119 Cacnea

    332/120 Cacturne

    333/121 Swablu

    334/122 Altaria

    Zangoose, one of the Pokemon exclusive to Ruby Version.
    Zangoose, one of the Pokemon exclusive to Ruby Version.

    335/123 Zangoose (Ruby only)

    336/124 Seviper (Sapphire only)

    337/125 Lunatone (Sapphire only)

    338/126 Solrock (Ruby only)

    339/127 Barboach

    340/128 Whiscash

    341/129 Corphish

    342/130 Crawdaunt

    343/131 Baltoy

    344/132 Claydol

    345/133 Lileep

    346/134 Cradily

    347/135 Anorith

    348/136 Armaldo

    ---/137 Igglybuff

    ---/138 Jigglypuff

    ---/139 Wigglytuff

    349/140 Feebas

    350/141 Milotic

    Castform, a Pokemon that changes with the weather.
    Castform, a Pokemon that changes with the weather.

    351/142 Castform

    ---/143 Staryu

    ---/144 Starmie

    352/145 Kecleon

    353/146 Shuppet

    354/147 Banette

    355/148 Duskull

    356/149 Dusclops

    357/150 Tropius

    358/151 Chimecho

    359/152 Absol

    ---/153 Vulpix

    ---/154 Ninetales

    ---/155 Pichu

    Pikachu, one of the original generation of Pokemon available in the game.
    Pikachu, one of the original generation of Pokemon available in the game.

    ---/156 Pikachu

    ---/157 Raichu

    ---/158 Psyduck

    ---/159 Golduck

    360/160 Wynaut

    ---/161 Wobbuffet

    ---/162 Natu

    ---/163 Xatu

    ---/164 Girafarig

    ---/165 Phanpy

    ---/166 Donphan

    ---/167 Pinsir

    ---/168 Heracross

    ---/169 Rhyhorn

    ---/170 Rhydon

    361/171 Snorunt

    362/172 Glalie

    363/173 Spheal

    364/174 Sealeo

    365/175 Walrein

    366/176 Clamperl

    367/177 Huntail

    368/178 Gorebyss

    369/179 Relicanth

    ---/180 Corsola

    ---/181 Chinchou

    ---/182 Lanturn

    Relicanth, an ancient Pokemon found at the bottom of the sea.
    Relicanth, an ancient Pokemon found at the bottom of the sea.

    370/183 Luvdisc

    ---/184 Horsea

    ---/185 Seadra

    ---/186 Kingdra

    371/187 Bagon

    372/188 Shelgon

    373/189 Salamence

    374/190 Beldum

    375/191 Metang

    376/192 Metagross

    377/193 Regirock

    378/194 Regice

    The Legendary Regice of the Regi Trio
    The Legendary Regice of the Regi Trio

    379/195 Registeel

    380/196 Latias (Sapphire only)

    381/197 Latios (Ruby Only)

    382/198 Kyogre (Sapphire Only)

    383/199 Groudon (Ruby only)

    384/200 Rayquaza

    385/201 Jirachi (event only)

    386/202 Deoxys (event only)

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