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Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
ポケモンボックス ルビー&サファイア
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Boxart of Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Category: Utility
Players: 1
Connectivity: Cable
Developer: The Pokémon Company
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation III side series
Ratings
CERO: All
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: G8+
PEGI: 3
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: May 30, 2003[1]
North America: July 11, 2004[2]
Australia: July 16, 2004
Europe: May 4, 2004[3]
South Korea: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
Nintendo.co.jp
English: Pokémon.com
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Japanese boxart of Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
StrategyWiki
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English Title Screen

Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire (Japanese: ポケモンボックス ルビー&サファイア Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire) is a Nintendo GameCube Pokémon utility. Pokémon Box itself is not so much a game as it is a storage system for Trainers' Pokémon.

It was released on May 30, 2003 in Japan and on July 11, 2004 in North America. In North America, however, it was only available at the Pokémon Center in New York City. In Europe it could be purchased in a GameCube Bundle which included Pokémon Colosseum, a memory card, and a GameCube-Game Boy Advance link cable; there were also a limited number of Pokémon Box games available on the Stars Catalogue on the Nintendo of Europe website.

Blurb

The Ultimate Utility for the Poké-Maniac Is Here!

  • Store up to 1,500 Pokémon from Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire!
  • Organize, collect, sort and search your Pokémon!
  • Play Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire on your TV!
  • Display your Pokémon on a Showcase stage! Customize the stage and background then display your Pokémon!

Features

Trainers can store up to 1,500 Pokémon in twenty-five boxes that hold 60 Pokémon and trade between Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as FireRed and LeafGreen. All of the Pokémon can be stored on a GameCube memory card, requiring 59 blocks for save data. A special edition Ruby and Sapphire Memory Card 59 is included with the game for players to use.

The host of the game, Brigette, is the creator of the mass storage system, and is the sister of Lanette, who developed the standard storage system along with Bill.

The game also comes with a GameCube-to-Game Boy Advance link cable, which allows Trainers to deposit Pokémon from their GBA game to Box without the need to trade.

Once a Pokémon is in a Box, Trainers can examine the stats of their Pokémon and, using the "Go to List" option, open a spreadsheet-style graph with numerous categories such as original Trainer, moves, Pokémon Contests stats, friendliness, and level. This layout is similar to the List view found in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2 when using the Box feature found within both of those games.

Players may also display their Pokémon using the "Showcase" option from the main menu in Brigette's Room. This feature allows players to create a stage from a combination of ten backgrounds, ten stage patterns, and five types of display pieces. They are also able to choose from one of eight music tracks, all of which have been remixed or ported from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. However, this view is only for show, and does not display any statistics about the Pokémon that are being displayed.

Please note, however, certain conditions in each game must be met before Pokémon Box can be fully utilized.

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

  • Players must have received the Pokédex from Professor Birch before they can deposit their Pokémon.
  • Players must have 100 Pokémon caught in the Pokédex before they can withdraw any Pokémon which they did not deposit.

In Pokémon Emerald

  • Players must have Hall of Fame data and must have received the National Pokédex before they can deposit their Pokémon.
  • Players must have 100 Pokémon caught in the Pokédex before they can withdraw any Pokémon which they did not deposit.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

  • Players must have finished the Sevii Islands quest and activated trades with Hoenn-based games with the Ruby and Sapphire before they can deposit or withdraw any Pokémon.
  • Players must have 100 Pokémon caught in the Pokédex before they can withdraw any Pokémon which they did not deposit.

Bonus Eggs

When a certain amount of Pokémon are deposited from a game cartridge, a Pokémon Egg is deposited in box. The Pokémon that hatches will know a special move that it would not learn normally and cannot be passed down through breeding. It is important to note that these Pokémon do not all need to have the same original Trainer ID number, but must be transferred from the same game cartridge into Pokémon Box. This means that, in cases where a player has access to multiple games, all of the Pokémon can be transferred to one, then moved into Box. The Pokémon that are available from the special Eggs are:

Receive at the start

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball SWABLU* / Dex No. 333 Random nature. Flying Peck None
Lv5 Type Hatched: (Location hatched) Normal Growl
Spr 3r 333.png Normal Flying at Lv 5. Normal False Swipe
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
  -- --
ID No. (Hatcher's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Natural Cure
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

100 Pokémon from one game

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball ZIGZAGOON* / Dex No. 263 Random nature. Normal Tackle None
Lv5 Type Hatched: (Location hatched) Normal Growl
Spr 3r 263.png Normal Unknown at Lv 5. Normal Tail Whip
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
  Normal ExtremeSpeed
ID No. (Hatcher's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pickup
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

500 Pokémon from one game

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball SKITTY* / Dex No. 300 Random nature. Normal Tackle None
Lv5 Type Hatched: (Location hatched) Normal Growl
Spr 3r 300.png Normal Unknown at Lv 5. Normal Tail Whip
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
  Normal Pay Day
ID No. (Hatcher's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Cute Charm
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

1499 Pokémon from one game

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball PICHU* / Dex No. 172 Random nature. Electric Thunder Shock None
Lv5 Type Hatched: (Location hatched) Normal Charm
Spr 3r 172.png Electric Unknown at Lv 5. Water Surf
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
  -- --
ID No. (Hatcher's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Static
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon must forget the move Surf in order to be able to be sent to Pal Park.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Emulation

Aside from being a storage device, Pokémon Box can be used to play Ruby or Sapphire on a television without the Game Boy Player. Only those two versions (but not FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald) can be played and the storage system on the memory card cannot be accessed via the in-game PC, just the game cartridge's boxes. In this way, it is much like the Game Boy Tower of Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2. Players can access this feature by choosing the option "Go to Adventure" from the title menu. This is currently the only official way to play any hand held version of Pokémon on the Wii.

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire

Trivia

  • Absol is the only non-legendary Pokémon featured on the English box art.
  • The game was originally going to be translated as Pokémon Memory Magic in some parts of Europe,[4] but ultimately they used translations of Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケモンボックス ルビー&サファイア
France Flag.png French Pokémon Box : Rubis & Saphir
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Box: Rubin und Saphir
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Box: Rubino e Zaffiro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Box: Rubí y Zafiro

References

  1. Pokémon.co.jp
  2. Pokémon.com (US)
  3. Pokémon.com (UK)
  4. n-Europe: News: Pokémon name change (archive)


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