View Full Version : Pokémon Emerald General Discussion and Speculation

Hiroshi Sotomura
July 18th, 2004, 12:46 AM
Discuss the new Pokémon Emerald, coming out September 16, 2004! This thread will be closed at release, but generally discuss the game and new features here.


The super ancient Pokémon, Groudon and Kyogre, are faced with the sea. With Ruby, you could only obtain Groudon. With Sapphire, you could only Obtain Kyogre. In Emerald you'll find something you may not have expected. With 2 of these Pokémon crashing into Hoenn, what will happen?

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_01_01.gif http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_01_02.gif http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_01_03.gif
Magma Leader Maxie and Aqua Leader are at sea, at the watching of the revival of Groudon and Kyogre. The heavy rain shakes the area. The rain then becomes so light, you see the silhouettes of Groudon and Kyogre!

At the new area, the "Battle Frontier", you test your abilties of Pokémon Battles with the various sides. When you set foot in this new area, you will be able to perform in strong battles. At the site surrounded in the water and green and the flowers, there are seven seperate facilities, with the facility of each one, where various battles are held, the talent of the trainer's strategy and luck is tried are to be shown!


With Pokémon Emerald, the trainer will face times when 2 people simultaneously challenge you. With Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed and Leaf Green, you, the trainer, expect who you will battle with. In Emerald, 2 trainers may run up at your sight, and then thrust into double battle!
The trainers themselves hold unknown Pokémon, as unlike normal battles, these trainers have a mixed team! Your carelessness is not an option.


It looks like you battle a Sailor... --> and now a Tuber sees and wants to battle...! --> Thrust into Double Battle!
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_03_02.gifAlso when you're in battle... as like Crystal, when the Pokémon springs out, it will move around!

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_04_01.gif http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_04_02.gif

The Pikachu's spring... then jump!

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_04_03.gif http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/gba/images/eme_04_04.gif

Ludicolo comes out...... and leans back!

July 18th, 2004, 9:30 AM
OOOoooooOOOOooohhhhh! I had no plan of getting emerald, but at this new information, it's begging to sound tempting! Two single trainers at once! I can't wait! But I probably will just end up waiting for F/R and L/G, I wonder if FR/LG will have those features? The jumping pokemon and double single battles. Hmmm... I wonder if there is anywhere where you can see it in action? Like a little video? I look around later.

July 18th, 2004, 9:32 AM
I know a place where you can see it in action. Go to Filb.de and search for the two top posts, they say to download hier. Note: I think you need Windows Media Player 9, and WinRAR/WinZip. It's pretty cool.
PS: Here's the link to filb.

July 18th, 2004, 9:42 AM
I know a place where you can see it in action. Go to Filb.de and search for the two top posts, they say to download hier. Note: I think you need Windows Media Player 9, and WinRAR/WinZip. It's pretty cool.
PS: Here's the link to filb.

Oh! Thank you very much! *crosses search for video off to do list*

July 18th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Does anyone know when this will come out for download?

Hiroshi Sotomura
July 18th, 2004, 1:22 PM
When it does come out, we'll still prohibit the posting of it as a form of a playable game. No ROMs are allowed at PC.

bass sp
July 18th, 2004, 8:07 PM
I have heard of it but i think it was a rumor.

July 19th, 2004, 9:36 AM
From a video of the game, it appears as though Butterfree, Seel, and Venonat are going to at least be owned by some NPC Trainers or possibly captured.

And unlike Crystal, the back view sprites are animated as well as the front view sprites.

July 19th, 2004, 3:33 PM
i cant wait till emerald is out! im gonna buy it ASAP! :badsmile: its gonna be mine all mine... MWAH HA HA HA!!! *cough*

July 19th, 2004, 4:12 PM
I have heard of it but i think it was a rumor.
its not a rumor. they have lots of screenshots & info, the box for japan, and even a rayquaza GBA (in japan)

July 19th, 2004, 5:22 PM
it looks really cool. that whole moving thingy is really cool, but wat will the sprite appear like on the Pokedex? In the old games, different sprites showed them in different positions. o well, time will tell.

July 20th, 2004, 3:45 AM
The sprites are probably going to be the same as in RS but move. And they probably wont move in the pokedex.

July 20th, 2004, 6:41 AM
cooooooooooooool!its so col!!!!!!!!

July 20th, 2004, 6:47 AM
Heh, I liked the movie. Now I really wanna get emerald!

July 20th, 2004, 8:48 AM
In Emerald, the characters are the same.

Trainers may even have a double battle against you even if the opponents aren't related in any way!

There are places available in Emerald that aren't available in Ruby and Sapphire.

The music is much different in Emerald than in Sapphire or Ruby. It has been improved.

Gonbe can possibly be caught in Emerald. I'm not sure about that but I hope!!!

There are no more glitches in that game, Emerald.

July 20th, 2004, 6:08 PM
but ya know what the BEST part about it! its featuring.....
Rayquaza! *falls over and starts drooling*

July 20th, 2004, 6:09 PM
Rayquaza is pathetic. Those kinds of dual Dragons are all easily defeated with a single blow from a Snorunt with Ice Beam.

What the heck is that snake thing? Is that a Seviper's head?

July 20th, 2004, 6:24 PM
it's a new place for battling ^_^; meh nothing a well trained up Pokemon cannot beat because it's only ingame (unless the difficulty has been buffed back up to Crystal batlte tower where they got max stats). Then again, those special secret side effects from the end of each battle in the Seviper tunnle thingie may screw you over ^_^;

Sorye HK
July 20th, 2004, 6:29 PM
Well, I'm really awaiting the release of Emerald.
Glad they put in the moving pokemon again.

Max of Pallet town
July 22nd, 2004, 8:58 PM
emerald english release date is unknown i think sigh....

July 22nd, 2004, 10:05 PM

There's a few more screenshots in there somewhere. And there's also a Rayquaza themed GBASP coming out.

July 22nd, 2004, 10:09 PM
I don't know if anyone saw my other tread about jirachi.
But this Picture is not photoschopped
it's from this site http://www.bulbagarden.net they have more scans

July 22nd, 2004, 10:14 PM
Are oyu sure? The quality is horrible.

Hiroshi Sotomura
July 22nd, 2004, 10:16 PM
Okay people, please STOP posting sites linking to screenshots, rather post them or for information summarize them.

If they are specific Emerald pages, you may link to them that way.

July 24th, 2004, 1:18 PM
Discuss the new Pokémon Emerald, coming out September 16, 2004! This thread will be closed at release, but generally discuss the game and new features here.


The date is mean for the realis of the Japhanis version right?

July 24th, 2004, 1:25 PM
It's coming out 9-14-04? That's right after FRLG comes out. Are you sure about this?

July 24th, 2004, 2:05 PM
9/14/04 is the Japanese release of Emerald. And yes it is right after the American release of FR/LG. Different people make the games then the ones that translate them, so yes a Japanese version of a new game can come out at the same time as an English release of a version that's been in Japan for a bit. And there is no American release date planned fro Emerald yet (Serebii.net assumes it is in Q1 2005, but no one knows as nothing official has been said, it could take a long time like FR/LG and not come out to Q2 or Q3).

July 25th, 2004, 8:25 PM
Will Emerald have the same starters as R/S?

July 25th, 2004, 9:26 PM
It probably will have the same starters. It's just another somewhat small remake.

July 29th, 2004, 5:04 PM
But........... That's Before FRLG!!!!!!!!! :knockedou I wonder what I'll get first.... FR/LG or Emerald?

July 29th, 2004, 5:38 PM
Erm. It's not before FR/LG. They come out between Sept. 7-9, while Emerald's japanese release is a week later. We're not going to get it here in the US for another 7-10 months. Lucky Japanese people...

July 29th, 2004, 5:53 PM
Yeah the Japanese people are lucky. They get almost everything before the U.S. and almost everywhere else. Oh, and it should have the same starters as R/S. The way I look at it, is it's a Crystal for R/S. Crystal was the almost exact same thing basically as G/S, and by the looks of it, Emerald is very similar to R/S.

July 29th, 2004, 6:00 PM
Gee...maybe they get it before everyone else is because they make them games!?! And I think it is the 3rd game in the Jewel series (it's what I call this series...Rubies, Sapphires Emeralds, all jewels) also.

July 30th, 2004, 9:43 PM
I think the release date for Emerald is July 10, 2005 (ENGLISH) from PokeDream. And supposely there is a video for the new Deoxys (I'm gonna watch it) at http://www.pokemon.jp/portal/others/F710.html. I'm just gonna wait until it finishes loading. It was originally on Filb.de but now I'll post it. I wonder how many more updates is left, because according to PPN, there are more battle tournaments and more animations. OH GOODIE GOSH!

EDIT: Arrgh, too slow. I cancelled it.
EDIT2: Just so you know, it's been a while, and now we know what Speed Deoxys looks like. So people know, there's a whole bunch of stuff now, so ya better look at Serebii.net!

August 17th, 2004, 6:18 AM
Rayquaza is pathetic. Those kinds of dual Dragons are all easily defeated with a single blow from a Snorunt with Ice Beam.

What the heck is that snake thing? Is that a Seviper's head?
That thing is called the Battle Tube.

In it, your Pokemon may be healed or afflicted with Poison, or you may battle, depending on which door you choose inside of that place.

Sumomo & Kotoko
August 17th, 2004, 6:57 AM
OMG!,thats looks so freakin cool!..I have Ruby and Sapphire,I'm goin to get Emerald,it looks soooooooooo cool!!!!!!!

August 22nd, 2004, 8:08 AM
Official Date:
There is NO official release date for the game yet. Until Nintendo of America (NOA) releases one, all of those are just dates that people have guessed. Just wait for the official release date, it should be long until they officially annouce it.

My Guess (everyone went guessing, so why can't I?):
But taking into consideration that many things aren't to be translated in Emerald as there will be the same as Ruby and Sapphire, probably by January of February the new game could out, but as i said, that's a guess i made, don't take it as official :P!!

August 22nd, 2004, 9:19 AM
Mostly everybody's been guessing that the American Release Date for Emerald is July 10, 2005, or something like that, in some sites that I saw. Anyways, you can look on a high-quality version of the Intro, but very little sound of it as there is so many people talking. This was in Filb.de, so now I'll put it up: Download Emerald Link 1 (http://filb.greenchu.de/php/download/?id=18)
And if that doesn't work, try the mirror : Download Emerald Mirror (http://leafgreen.free.fr/345879346/festa2004-pokemon-emerald-opening.zip)

I hope you enjoy!

August 23rd, 2004, 7:15 PM
What will emerald be like? What will the starters by? What will the legindaries be? What pokedex will they use (the one from red/blue/yellow silver/gold/crystal or ruby/sapphire)? What story line will it be? The one from Ruby/sapphire? And who will be the villans?

August 23rd, 2004, 7:31 PM
Emerald will be like a Ruby/Sapphire with a bit of add-ons here and there

Starters are the same (not confirmed by I personally say 98% it's the same)

No idea about legendaries, but you know that Rayquaza, Groudon and Kyogre will be in it again. All the legendaries can be captured with FRLG and RS already (and you know that Mew/Jirachi/Celebi are hogged by Nintendo)... no idea about the other legendaries.

Pokedex is most likely RS dex, while forcing you to unlock the national dex somehow later.

Story line? What's that?

Villians? Who are-- Oh you mean those losers who get beaten up by one single kid! Team Magma/Aqua together (somehow.)

August 23rd, 2004, 7:32 PM
1. It's like the Yellow version of RS. Won't be much of a difference I'm assuming.
2. Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip
3. Same, I'm assuming.
4. No idea.
5. Probably the same with a few changes with Team Aqua/Magma. Both of them end up getting Groudon and Kyogre and battling I believe.
6. Aqua and Magma.

EDIT: Gah..Frosty beat me to it.

August 25th, 2004, 12:29 PM
the only way i'm buying it if they make it where u can aleast trade with gold/silver/crystal...they gotta make a game where u can trade/battle with the old ones again

August 25th, 2004, 12:32 PM
It doubt that they will do that! They need to make a new link cable because the GBA link and the GBC link are totally different!

August 25th, 2004, 2:55 PM
my link fits in my gba and gbc but its an older one...they should instead of leaving the old games in the dust

August 25th, 2004, 2:59 PM
my link fits in my gba and gbc but its an older one...they should instead of leaving the old games in the dust
err... and I'm very sure that this is how every game in the world worked except for Golden Sun 2 (which is still a crappy game). Every sequel even if it's direct, cannot carry stuff over... so be gald that Pokemon considered it for RBYG into GSC already.

August 31st, 2004, 2:08 AM
I'm sure the release in the US wont come out for MONTHS.

September 3rd, 2004, 7:24 AM
they will never make a new game that can trade/battle with the new games again. the programming is different and it has absolutly nothing to do with the link. its like...trying to put a gba cart in a transfer pack for pokemon stadium/stadium 2. it simply cannot be done (well...regardless of the fact that it wouldnt even fit). true, you were able to trade between r/b/y/g/s/c, but the programming for those games and advance games are so different, that even if you were to be able to trade, the older games would possibly crash. this is called making money. you buy one thing, then a new thing comes out and the old stuff become obsolete. its a never ending cycle. in fact, i can already tell you that if there is a pokemon game for nintendo DS, you probably wont be able to trade with that and ru/sapph/emerald/firered/leafgreen. so basically, then your games would all eventually be "left in the dust". its something you have to accept XWAMAN. so i guess you aren't getting emerald now, huh? in fact, maybe you shouldn't get any pokemon game ever again. i mean, if you really are gonna "leave your games in the dust", then whats the point of buying them? just because its not compatible with the new games doesn't mean you still can't have fun with it. i know i am getting emerald even though we will probably get a pokemon game for DS and it won't be compatible, i'll still play emerald.

C Sherbii S
September 4th, 2004, 11:35 AM
I wish I had the money to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!

September 8th, 2004, 9:02 PM
i think it has 4 starters or like yellow you get the other 3 later and you have a dragon or sumthing

Unknown Hero
September 12th, 2004, 5:15 PM
The date is mean for the realis of the Japhanis version right?
Yes. You are correct.

September 13th, 2004, 7:22 PM
i'll def get Emerald. i always get every Pokemon game. they own me =/

September 14th, 2004, 2:31 PM
just played some of emerald.. man it's cool! Check these cool new screens.. more later :)

http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_001.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_002.png
http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_003.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_004.png
http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_005.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_006.png
http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_007.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_008.png
http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_009.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_010.png
http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_011.png http://pokemonpalace.net/pictures/emerald/pokemon_emerald_012.png

September 14th, 2004, 4:10 PM
Emerald is t3h love. =3

*has started over like 10 times though* >_>

September 14th, 2004, 4:10 PM
I’ve got it too, thanks S-kun~ ^_^
I didn’t realize it was out already. @_@;

September 14th, 2004, 4:16 PM
I still need tog et this, dont think I'll be able to find a rip of it...it's really hard I still havent found one V V.

September 14th, 2004, 4:22 PM

I put the opening video on my website, here (http://www.pokevillage.net), it's pretty cool, check it out! ^_^

September 14th, 2004, 4:25 PM
Wow, the looks really good....the part with torchich was funny. Wait how did you get your copy of it? So, I STILL cant find a rip...gonna have to order it from Japan...darn *bust out Japanese SP*

September 14th, 2004, 4:28 PM
*coughcoughcough* Anyways...

I'm using the ROM.

September 15th, 2004, 3:08 PM
Little things that have no signifigance at all but are pretty funny,
Your rival now has a little brother I think..
Little boy that alerts you that Birtch is being attck is now a girl
Your rival now has a super cool orange Gamecube
Sorry if this is sorta like spam/offtopic I just thought it was kinda cool ^^, they might have somthing important but I don't know I can't read japaneese -.-

September 15th, 2004, 5:34 PM

Does anyone think that the new Champion *coughWallacecough* is going to be a LOT easier that Steven in RS? And that having two water trainers is kinda lame...

September 15th, 2004, 6:01 PM
i've got more screenshots. how do you post them so that they are not thumbnails?

September 15th, 2004, 6:06 PM
i've got more screenshots. how do you post them so that they are not thumbnails?
You upload them to a site like photobucket ^^

September 15th, 2004, 10:45 PM
Here's some more pictures of the battle frontier. in order, battle tower, battle tube, battle dome, battle factory, battle pyramid. most of you have probably seen this before. what's photobucket?

September 15th, 2004, 10:50 PM
the battle arena and battle tent. the other pictures are pictures of the one of the battle tower options. you enter a room and you pick your partner for a 2 vs. 2 battle. there are other options like link battling(i think, i cant read jap) and one on one battles. also, serebii said that a bug catcher follows you but instead i got a hiker dude. if you want pictures of emerald, pm me.

September 16th, 2004, 12:15 AM
woah i could know pokemon emerald has been change throughly
the gyms they r all different from R/S

September 16th, 2004, 12:42 AM
im playin the rom and instead of poochyena its zigzagoon

Star Crossed Dreamer
September 16th, 2004, 9:33 AM
I have the actual game. You get to choose from the same three starters as in R/S. Also, did anybody check out serebii.net? They have a scan that shows an island with an actual wild mew.

September 16th, 2004, 9:49 AM
Emerald has a significant map upgrade, as shown below.


September 17th, 2004, 10:00 PM
i dl a rom of emerald & it dont work can an e bod e whos in d no can help me

September 17th, 2004, 10:13 PM
i dl a rom of emerald & it dont work can an e bod e whos in d no can help me
well, do you know how to use an emulator? Will it not start, or are you mad because it is another language?

Explain the problem so we can try to help you better.

September 17th, 2004, 10:23 PM
it just comes up with a white screen and it does nothing after that


yay i got it 2 work so no one has d same problem put d save type on flash 128 k under emulator under options

so lets do dis step by step
1. Open emulator (vba)
2. Go 2 the options tab
3. Go down 2 emulator
4. Save type
5. Flash 128

ok if there r any q's that can be answered by dis mods refer them here

September 18th, 2004, 7:48 PM
I'm having this evil white screen problem too, but the whole flash->128 thing didnt work

it did allow me to save on FR/LG though! XD

September 18th, 2004, 10:34 PM
In a picture uploaded by someone....it showed a picture of a clock. Does that mean they've brought back Day and Night or is it just worthless like it was in R/S? There's no clock in LF/FR (LG goes first because it's better er hem..) so......

Mr Cat Dog
September 18th, 2004, 11:06 PM
It's worthless. Just like R/S. Kinda dumb knowing the hundreds of thousands of fans who wanted day/night back in the game isn't it. :/