Pokémon: Ruby & Sapphire Version

Pokémon: Ruby & Sapphire Version
System Game Boy Advance
Developer Game Freak
Genre RPG
Series Pokémon Series

You've just moved into a new town and saved the local professor from an angry Pokémon using one of his spares. He lets you keep it and you set off on a Pokémon challenge across the new Hoenn region to catch, trade, and battle Pokémon.

There are 135 new Pokémon in the Hoenn region, and a whole new set of items and attacks. Some Trainers will challenge you to two-vs-two battles, with some Pokémon strategies tailored specifically to this kind of battle.

You can also take part in the Pokémon Contest pageants, requiring you to blend berries and feed them to Pokémon, improving their Contest attributes and walking away with prizes.

Release Information

Region Name Ruby Sapphire
Japan ポケットモンスター ルビー・サファイア Pocket Monsters Ruby / Sapphire 21 Nov 2002 21 Nov 2002
US Pokémon: Ruby Version / Sapphire Version 17 Mar 2003 17 Mar 2003
Europe Pokémon: Ruby Version / Sapphire Version 25 Jul 2003 25 Jul 2003

Ports & Remakes:

Game Boy Advance Pokémon: Emerald Version
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire


Game Freak

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The Game Freak development team can be found on vacation at the hotel in Lilycove City.

Submitted by Wanderingshadow

Volt Tackle

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One of the new special attacks that can be learned by Pikachu is Volt Tackle. The Japanese name of this move is "Voltekker", which also happened to be the signature move of the hero in Game Freak's "Pulseman" on Sega Genesis.

Submitted by Fryguy64

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