|Pokemon Ruby boxart|
|Release Date(s)|| JP: November 21, 2002|
NA: March 17, 2003
EU: July 25, 2003
AUS: March 28, 2003
|Compatible with|| Gen III|
|Paired with:||Pokémon Sapphire|
|Succeeded by:||Pokémon Emerald|
The third generation in the Pokemon series, Pokemon Ruby allows you to catch and train 386 Pokémon, 135 of which are brand new to the franchise. You can again play as a male or female trainer, and can link battle against anyone else with a copy of Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen or Pokémon Emerald. This game is nearly identical to it's sister title, Pokémon Sapphire, apart from a few differences such as which Pokémon you can catch (especially Kyogre and Groudon being the legendary exclusives) and who some of the enemies are (Team Magma/Team Aqua).
Its a whole new world for Pokémon and even bigger adventures. Link between the five games and Pokémon Colesseum to capture all 386 Pokemon and become a Pokemon Master. Gamefreak has created another wonderful Pokemon game with great graphics and great sound quality!
- Improved and new game-play features and new, sophisticated, graphics.
- Over 200 Pokémon.
- Play as a Male/Female Trainer.
- New two-on-two battle mode reinvents the battle system!
- Two new groups named Team Magma and Team Aqua
- Addition of Natures.
- Addition of Abilities.
- New Moves and HM's.
- New items.