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| Pokémon Emerald Version|
Pokémon Emerald Version's boxart, featuring Rayquaza.
|| Basic info
|| up to 5 players
|| Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc.
| Part of:
|| Release dates
|| Sep 16, 2004
| North America:
|| May 01, 2005
|| Jun 02, 2005
|| Oct 21, 2005
| South Korea:
Pokémon Emerald (Japanese: ポケットモンスター エメラルド Pocket Monsters Emerald) is a sister game to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and is one of the Generation III games. It was released in Japan on September 16th, 2004 and released elsewhere on April 13th 2005. It added many features to Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.
At this current time, it is the second highest selling video game of 2005 in North America.
Changes from Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
- Both Team Magma and Team Aqua are featured as the villainous teams, each stirring trouble at different stages in the game. The objective of each team, to awaken Groudon and Kyogre, respectively, is eventually fulfilled.
- Rayquaza is prominent plot-wise, awakened in order to stop the destructive battle between Groudon and Kyogre. It is the one out of the three ancient Pokémon that can be captured prior to the Elite Four challenge, while still at the same place and on the same high level as in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.
- Groudon and Kyogre are captured at new locations and on higher levels.
- The fleeing Pokémon across Hoenn, Latias or Latios, can be selected right after beating the Elite Four. The one that is not selected is available on Southern Island, requiring the promotional Template:I.
- The Regis puzzle is somewhat different, though the same in principle.
- Wireless linking with Union Room, as in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Wireless mini-games added to Mossdeep City, as in Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen.
- Tag Battles are available outside link-cable battling. Featured in the Battle Tower with a computer player (or, using the Wireless Adapter, a human player), as well as at the Space Center stage of the game, battling alongside Steven.
- Double Battles are more common as different trainers can team up.
- Gym Leaders may be rebattled in Double Battles, with new Pokémon on their teams that are not regularly found in Hoenn.
- The Trainer's Eyes is replaced by Entry Call (English: Match Call), which integrated a calling system similar to the PokéGear cellphone.
- Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile may be gotten from Professor Birch after filling the Hoenn Pokédex.
- Deoxys is in its Speed form.
- New map effects for Abilities.
- New item-list for Pick Up; Pokémon picks up item based on Pokémon's level.
- Abilities have a role in breeding as Magma Armor and Flame Body hurry up the hatching process if a Pokémon which acquires them is in the party.
- Passing-down Natures with Template:I when breeding Pokémon.
- Raise Happiness and lower Effort values with certain berries.
- The Mystery Gift option of the Wireless Adapter primarily replaces the Mystery Events option of the e-Reader. The Eon Ticket (used for reaching Southern Island, where Latias or Latios appears) and the Enigma Berries are thus obtained differently.
- Pokémon Contests are all held in Lilycove City.
- The Fossils (Template:I, Template:I) in the desert are now found in a short-lived tower called Mirage Tower that sinks into the ground once a fossil is chosen. However, the other fossil can now be gotten after the Elite 4.
- Mew appears on Faraway Island, an island that is located remote from Hoenn. Reaching the island requires a special promotional item, the Old Sea Map.
- Battle Tent replace Pokémon Contest Halls in Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town and Slateport City.
- New areas within the Safari Zone and Desert Underpass, introducing 30 Johto-region Pokémon and a few Kanto-region Pokémon.
- Altering Cave added, as in the one found in Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen.
- Navel Rock, where Lugia and Ho-Oh appear, as well as Birth Island, where Deoxys appears, can be reached in the same way as in Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen.
- Wireless battle house added to mossdeep, as in Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen.
- New battle area, Trainer Hill (a similar location to Trainer Tower found in Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen). Features e-Reader compatibility in the Japanese version.
- New battle area, the Battle Frontier, an expansion of the existing Battle Tower.