Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Game Info

Game Freak
Release Date
November 21, 2002
Multiplayer modes
One Time Purchase

Pokémon grows up in the advanced generation, with a brand new setting, to Hoenn Region! Featuring over 130 new Pokémon in full color, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire take you on another journey to become a Pokémon master, fighting against gyms and the Elite Four of the region, while battling two brand new teams, depending on your version of the game; Team Magma for Ruby, and Team Aqua for Sapphire. New features included the addition of Pokémon contests and secret bases, fun little diversions from capturing, trading, and battling Pokémon as usual. 


Developer Quote
Pokémon has evolved! Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire, the first of the series for Game Boy Advance, combine the power of the world's most powerful portable game system with the playability of Pokémon to create an experience that you can't afford to miss.

Featuring an all-new storyline, a massive new world to explore, and a menagerie of new (and many classic) Pokémon to catch, train and battle - Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are a Pokemon fan's dream come true. Both games are set in the world of Hoenn - a land filled with cities, caves, lakes and secrets. When your adventure begins, you must choose whether you want to play as a male or female character (both are kitted out with some cool new Pokemon gear) and set out on a mission to become the best Pokemon Trainer that Hoenn has ever seen. Before you begin your quest, you're given one of three new Pokémon to start you off. You can choose from Treecko, a Grass-type, Torchic, a Fire-type, and Mudkip, a Water-type Pokemon.