Game Detail

Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire

Released for Game Boy Advance in 2003, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire unleashed a whole new crop of Pokémon and introduced new features to the Pokémon universe such as 2-on-2 battles and Pokémon Contests.

Using the Dual Slot feature of the Nintendo DS, you can import Hoenn Pokémon from Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire to Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for Nintendo DS. Before you can transfer Pokémon, you'll have to meet certain goals in the game.

Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire

Starter Pokémon

The Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire start out cute, but they evolve into true powerhouses.

Treecko

Type: Grass

Grovyle

Type: Grass

Sceptile

Type: Grass

Torchic

Type: Fire

Combusken

Type: Fire-Fighting

Blaziken

Type: Fire-Fighting

Mudkip

Type: Water

Marshstomp

Type: Water-Ground

Swampert

Type: Water-Ground

Heroes

Brendan

If you choose to play as a girl, your rival will be Brendan, a spirited boy who is interested in seeing you push yourself harder as a Pokémon Trainer.

May

If you choose to play as a boy, your friendly rival will be May, a spirited lass who'll meet you often on your adventures.

Villains

Team Magma

In Pokémon Ruby, Team Magma and its leader, Maxie, drive an insidious plot to increase the planet's landmass — and thus create more land habitats for people and Pokémon alike.

Team Aqua

In Pokémon Sapphire, Team Aqua is the scheming team. Its members and its leader, Archie, are plotting to raise sea levels — thus creating more water habitats for Pokémon across the planet.