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Possible hints of a remake
- In Black and White, a Backpacker in the Resort Desert mentions that he is from the Hoenn region.
- Guests in the middle house in Sazanami Town (at least in the summer) also mention the Hoenn region.
- In the first Diamond & Pearl special, Hikari decides to travel to Hoenn to compete in Pokémon Contests there, much like Haruka traveled to Johto for the same reason after the end of the Advanced Generation series.
- On October 29, 2011, Pokémon Center stores release new Pokémon Time merchandise featuring Generation III Pokémon.
- On January 20, 2012, Rayquaza, the version mascot for Pokémon Emerald, is chosen as the winner of Pokémon.co.jp's 15th Anniversary poll.
- Advanced Generation episodes aired on Pokémon Smash! to date:
- Enter Manene! Mansion of Rest! on Episode 2 (Oct. 10, 2010)
- Rescue Ralts! Hurry Masato! on Episode 5 (Oct. 31, 2010)
- A Lot of Subame! A Lot of Danger! Capture in Touka Woods!! on Episode 8 (Nov. 21, 2010)
- Takeshi & Satoshi! Defend Nibi Gym in a Tag Battle!! on Episode 15 (Jan. 16, 2011)
- The Great First Pokémon Panic!! on Episode 16 (Jan. 23, 2011)
- Purin's Song, Papa's Song! on Episode 19 (Feb. 13, 2011)
- Lots of Patcheel! Beyond the Mountain in search of Happiness!? on Episode 22 (Mar. 6, 2011)
- Okido's Laboratory! All Members Gather!! on Episode 23 (Scheduled for Mar. 13, 2011 but cancelled)
- Finally aired on Episode 36 (June 12, 2011)
- Rival Confrontation! Get Windie!! on Episode 25 (Mar. 27, 2011)
- A New Land! A New Adventure!! on Episode 26 (Apr. 3, 2011)
- Sky of Tyltto! Heart of Haruka!! on Episode 33 (May 15, 2011)
- The Rival is a Salaryman!? on Episode 37 (June 19, 2011)
- Rocket-dan's Disbandment!? Respective Roads! on Episode 43 (July 31, 2011)
- Nyula and Barrierd! Whose Restaurant!? on Episode 48 (Sep. 4, 2011)
- The Secret Pond! Full of Mizugorou! on Episode 49 (Sep. 11, 2011)
- Prasle and Minun! The Mountain Lighthouse!! on Episode 53 (Oct. 9, 2011)
- Attack of the Konohana Tribe! on Episode 58 (Nov. 13, 2011)
- Battle Arena! Fighting Showdown!! on Episode 67 (Jan. 15, 2012)
- While the original DS can play the Generation III games, the DSi and 3DS do not. A Nintendo DS or 3DS remake would make Ruby and Sapphire playable on these newer systems.