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Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire

Pokémon charactersPokemon Trainers and Masters unite! An all new Pokemon adventure begins. Over 100 new Pokemon plus many of your favourites. Stunning new worlds. Enhanced graphics. 2-on-2 battles.

In the latest versions there are two new teams of evil doers. In Pokémon Ruby players must thwart Team Magma’s plans to cause volcanic eruptions and extend the landmass. In Pokémon Sapphire, players must thwart Team Aqua’s plans to control the weather to raise the water levels of the oceans.

In the quest to become the Pokémon Champion, players explore an all new island called Hoenn, which is inhabited with never before seen Pokémon. The region of Hoenn is also bigger than the previous worlds of Johto and Kanto, with 16 different towns and cities to visit, with hidden caves and underwater areas to explore.

Screen shot 1There is more than just new Pokémon to excite players, with many unique features never before seen in a Pokémon game. For the first time ever Pokémon Trainers can battle it out in 2-on-2 battles. Given that each Pokémon offers unique strengths and weaknesses, doubling the number of Pokémon that can battle at once, greatly enhances the depth of strategy and cunning trainers can employ. This feature also allows 4 players to battle it out in teams of two.

  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire feature updated 2D graphics for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Players can see their characters reflection in the water, they leave footprints and bike tracks in the sand.
  • The grass moves when characters walk through it, the flowers and bushes sway in the wind.
  • New weather effects include snow, rain and fog.


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  • Pokémon characters 2Catch Pokémon and give them a nickname. Train them, teach them their favourite moves and breed them. Build the perfect team and battle them against friends.
  • There are many different Pokémon types, ranging from Grass, Fire, Water, Ghost, Dark, Steel, Poison, Bug, Ground, Fighting and many more. Players must learn the different strengths and weaknesses of each type and how to best utilise their potential against other Pokémon.
  • Earn all the badges along the way by defeating the never seen before Gym Leaders in order to progress further though the quest. Trainers can even have two on two battles with certain Gym Leaders.
  • Players can also set up their own secret base and furnish it with many different items that you will find along the quest.
  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire also have a different set of Pokémon that can be caught. To “catch ‘em all” players will need to trade between both versions.


NOTE:
This two versions (Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire) can only be linked to each other. It is NOT compatible with other versions or the Pokémon Stadium Series.


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Release Date: April 3rd 2003
Classification: G8+
G8+ Mild Gambling References
Type of game: RPG
No. of Players: 1 – 4 Players simultaniously
Skill Level: Beginner
Suitable: Kids
Accessories: Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable
Save Function: 1 Save File
Memory blocks: 3 save files
Distributor: Nintendo Australia

An all-new Pokémon adventure designed specifically for the Game Boy Advance.

Play as either a Girl or Boy trainer.
Advanced graphics create the best looking Pokémon adventure to date.
Pokémon competitions, where players must prepare their Pokémon to be voted best in show.
Two new sinister teams to battle against, Team Magma and Team Aqua.
Over 200 Pokémon appear thoughout the quest with over 100 newly discovered species - you'll have to link up and trade with a friend who has the alternate version (Ruby or Sapphire) to catch them all!

2-on-2 battles allow up to 4 players to battle it out in teams of two.

Each player needs their own copy of Pokémon Ruby or Sapphire.
Trainers can now train their Pokémon not only for battles, but for Pokémon contests. Multiple players can compete against each other to see who is “best on show”.
Players can work together by mixing ingredients to create Pokéblocks that can make your Pokémon cuter, smarter, cooler, or tougher to help your Pokémon win more Pokémon Contests.