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Ruby and Sapphire (Japanese: 第４章 ルビー ・ サファイア編 The Fourth Chapter: Ruby and Sapphire) is the fourth chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga and it consists of eight volumes. It is the second longest completed chapter of the series, behind Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter.
This chapter features the journeys of Ruby and Sapphire who are trying to conquer all the Pokémon Contests and Gyms in Hoenn respectively within the span of 80 days. However, this gets interrupted by the two new evil organizations, the land-loving Team Magma and sea-loving Team Aqua. Sapphire and Ruby have to worry about something else, too: their feelings for each other.
My First Wide edition
Beginning in March 2011, Shogakukan began releasing rounds from the Ruby & Sapphire chapter as part of their "My First Wide" series of omnibus volumes, similar to the "VizBIG" volumes published by VIZ Media. The Ruby & Sapphire chapter was chosen due to its high popularity in Japan. Two volumes have been released to date. A third was announced, but was never issued.
- Main article: List of rounds in the fourth chapter of Pokémon Adventures
- Main article: Timeline of events in the fourth chapter of Pokémon Adventures
- Ruby moves to Hoenn region and runs away from home.
- Ruby meets Sapphire and they receive their starter Pokémon. After this they arrange a bet.
- Norman grants Ruby's wish and lets him compete at Contests.
- Team Aqua stops the volcanic activity at Mt. Chimney.
- Team Magma blows the Rusturf Tunnel up.
- Villainous Teams decide to cooperate and travel to Seafloor Cavern together.
- Kyogre and Groudon are awakened and start destroying the region.
- Norman and Wally awaken Rayquaza.
- Ruby and Sapphire stop Maxie and Archie.
- Ruby and Sapphire achieve their goals.
- Giovanni finds the Red and Blue orbs that have been transformed into gems.
The following Pokémon are obtained:
The following Pokémon evolve:
Gym Battles and Pokémon Contests
Sapphire defeats the following Gym Leaders:
Ruby wins the following Contest ranks in every category:
- This is the first completed chapter to not include former main characters (other than the first chapter), although Red has several cameos. The second is the Diamond & Pearl chapter.