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Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions

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Pokémon Ruby version
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The boxart of Pokémon Ruby
Pokémon Sapphire Version
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The boxart of Pokémon Sapphire
Developer(s): Game Freak
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Category: RPG
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Pokémon Crystal
Successor: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Release dates
N. America: March 19, 2003
Japan: November 21, 2003
Europe: July 25, 2003
Australia: April 3, 2003
S. Korea: N/A
PEGI: 3+
ACB: G8+
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Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version are a pair of video games in the popular Pokémon franchise. The games were released on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003. The games were the start of the Third Generation of Pokémon. The games introduced the Hoenn region, and brought along many new Pokémon species, numbers 252 to 386.


"Immerse yourself in the beautiful region of Hoenn, a place of masterful heroes and mysterious teams, of friendship and battles. As the new kid in town, you set off your journey as a Pokémon Trainer. Who knows what wonders and dangers await you? Now it's time to grab your gear and head out on your own..."



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  • A restricted Pokémon Festa 2002 demo; it has modified maps and NPCs for the northern part of Route 104 and the Pretty Petal Flower Shop. Pokémon were not finalized (e.g. Sharpedo had no ability at this time).
  • The original Japanese version
  • The English, French, German, Italian, Spanish localizations; which fix a number of glitches such as, but not limited to: the Acro Bike land-surfing and Acro Bike game freezing/lag glitches caused by using the Acro Bike continuously in tall grass. Some censorship work was done, such as modification to the eyes of Hex Maniac's sprites to allude less to ghostly/demonic possession.
  • The v1.1 revision of the Japanese version, fixes an infamous Berry glitch causing daily events to be frozen after 365 days have elapsed.
  • The v1.1 revision of international versions fixes the Berry glitch but also various typos, text errors. This also includes a fix to a "save backup" error message being rendered incorrectly in the v1.0 revision where it would overlap the screen and corrupt the background and border of the text box.
  • The v1.2 revision of the international versions also fixes the Berry glitch, but other changes are unknown.


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