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Cyntric
February 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
So I never played emerald because someone told me it would be like my sapphire. But was it really necessary to play or to buy because i am thinking of giving it a try. I mean I heard that there is the battle tower and you can get rayquaza before the elite 4. But is it worth me trying?

Micro
February 22nd, 2009, 08:59 PM
There's not really much difference between them. No, you can't get all legendaries. You can only get all the legendaries in a game by trading. There's a new phone you can use to ask for rematches, including Gym Leaders. You can also get Rayquaza before the Elite 4. It's all up to you if you want to try.

. R e ð e m p † i o n
February 22nd, 2009, 09:07 PM
Yes, it is worth playing. You'll find it extremely enjoyable. There are special and unique features in Pokemon Emerald that aren't in the other AGG. The storyline is what, I assume will get you playing on and on. There are amazing plot-twists, the battle animations and new unlockable places such as The Battle Frontier and the Battle Tents. The legendaries though... you can't obtain some of the few special legendaries such as Mew, Deoxys, Lati@s, Ho-Oh, Lugia by ordinary means, YOU CAN HOWEVER use the Myster Event to obtain them. The three weather-related legndaries can be captured in-game unlike Ruby and Sapphire.

Trust me, Emerald is a game worth playing. OR MAYBE BEYOND THAT

98monkey1
February 22nd, 2009, 09:14 PM
Emerald is pretty fun. It's like Platinum in a way. Two games are made, then 1 game is made after the two and it's like them, but with improvements. But I don't think you should buy it...Save up your money for future Pokemon games :)

Formula380
February 22nd, 2009, 09:36 PM
I find emerald way worth what I payed for. I bought it when it came out but I now saw on Amazon that emerald is $100 dollers or so. THAT IS A LOT. Its fun but I dont know if its worth $100. But if money isn't an issue then yeah I say get it.

The Red Chain
February 23rd, 2009, 06:22 AM
Emerald is pretty fun. It's like Platinum in a way. Two games are made, then 1 game is made after the two and it's like them, but with improvements.

All the typical battle style handheld Pokemon games have two that are similar, then a third that is better than the other two.
Has happened since generation one. :3



Red/Blue - Yellow
Gold/Silver - Crystal
Sapphire/Ruby - Emerald
Diamond/Pearl - Platinum


[LG/FR didn't have a third game, but they were just remakes anyway.]

Emerald is very similar to Ruby and Sapphire as the third games usually are. I never got very far in my Emerald, so I'm not sure about the improvements. But if you want the Weather Trio for capture all in one game, Battle Frontier, and some slight animation improvements, Emerald is for you. ^.^

Tanooki
February 23rd, 2009, 09:37 AM
I think it's worth a purchase (a reasonable one), as it's a pretty fun game with some new challanges, and cool extra features at the end of the game. Replay value is pretty good in that regard.

I find emerald way worth what I payed for. I bought it when it came out but I now saw on Amazon that emerald is $100 dollers or so. THAT IS A LOT. Its fun but I dont know if its worth $100. But if money isn't an issue then yeah I say get it.
Ouch. I found a brand-new sealed copy of Emerald at Sears the other day for $15. Since I lost my original copy of the game a few years ago, I had to pounce on this deal. Also bought a new sealed copy of LeafGreen as well for the same price.

shanecdavis
February 23rd, 2009, 09:44 AM
Sell your Sapphire and buy Emerald. I am not joking. There is no comparison between Emerald and Ruby/Sapphire. Emerald has everything RS has, and A LOT more. Here are a few of the changes that I can remember off the top of my head:

- All Pokemon sprites are now animated
- Some Abilities can now be used outside of battle. (i.e. Arena Trap increases encounter rate, Sychronize increases the chance a wild Pokemon will have the same nature, Flame Body decreases (almost in half) the amount of steps needed to hatch an egg, etc.)
- The Pick Up Ability now changes items you get depending on the level of the Pokemon (i.e. Lv91 Pokemon has a 5% chance of getting TM26 Earthquake)
- PokeNav now has Match Call, where trainers (including Gym Leaders) will call you for a rematch, their Pokemon improving each time
- You will find opportunities to do double battles againsts two other trainers at the same time.
- You can also do 2v2 battles with computer partner against two other trainers.
- You can catch Ditto in the Desert Underpass.
- If a female or Ditto is holding an Everstone and you breed it, there is a 50% chance its nature will be passed on to the baby Pokemon.
- The path from Verdanturf through Mauville and to Route 118 has been straightened, which makes it a great path for breeding purposes.
- If you breed two Pikachu/Raichu and one is holding the Light Ball, the baby Pichu will know Volt Tackle.
- You are able to get both the Claw Fossil and Root Fossil instead of having to choose one.
- The Safari Zone has a new section that is full of Johto Pokemon.
- Once you fill the Hoenn PokeDex (not counting Jirachi and Deoxys), if you visit Prof. Birch he will allow you to pick one of the Johto starters.
- Move Tutors are scattered throughout the region.
- The Contest houses in Slateport, Vendarturf, and Fallarbor have been replaced with Battle Tents. These tents provide different skill games.
- All contests are now located in Lilycove.
- You can now choose either Latias or Latios.
- Rayquaza can be caught prior to the "elite" 4, although that is incredibly cheap.
- Both Kyogre and Groudon can be caught. Both are Lv70 (same as Rayquaza).
- You can catch Mew, Deoxys, Ho-oh, and Lugia, if the get the proper ticket from a Nintendo Event.
- Berries #21-26 now not only lower EVs by 10, but they also increase Happiness.
- The biggest addition is the Battle Frontier. It provides you seven different challenges that offers improved AI strategy (somewhat), including the ability to double battle either with or against a friend.
- More Johto Pokemon can be found in the Battle Frontier (i.e. Smeargle and Soodowoodo).
- Move Tutor moves can be purchased in the Battle Frontier.
- Vitamins can be purchased in the Battle Frontier for 1 Battle Point.

I am sure I am forgetting some things, but the above items alone make Emerald the best Pokemon game available.

Neutrino
February 23rd, 2009, 09:50 AM
emerald is really worth it, since there are loads of changes, like:
- Battle frontier
- New animations
- New design location pop-ups
- Rayquaza,Kyogre and Groudon all lv.70
- Gym changes
- Both criminal teams
- Union room
- New elite four champion
- Other minor chanegs to the elite four
- Other minor changes in general

The gyms and gym layouts are much better, and much harder. but watch out, ever since emerald came out, the emerald-revamped mossdeep gym is the HARDEST gym i've ever come across, to me it's SOOO hard, and even though i've beaten them so many times anyway, i still find it really hard and usually on beat them by traading strong pokemon anyway, but that keeps you hooked in a good way! =D

Mezase Master
February 23rd, 2009, 10:16 AM
None of the third versions are necessary, just money makers. I still end up getting them all. :(

Heather
February 23rd, 2009, 10:41 AM
Of corse its nessary. Emerald just wraps up Sapphire and Ruby. It has a lot of improvements but my favorite part is getting Rayquaza. I love that pokemon.

Aegis
February 23rd, 2009, 11:26 AM
I would say it is, yeah. It just feels more... stream-lined to me, I don't know. It was a lot easier to really get into then Sapphire or Ruby was, and it wrapped up the story and all that other stuff the posts above me said XD; But, if you have the money to spare then I'd say you should give it a go. It was my favourite from that generation, sooo :[

+Poochyena+
February 23rd, 2009, 11:37 AM
Well, things you can get you can't get in Ruby/Sapphire are:
New Pokenav Phone
One Johto Satrter
Battle Frontier
Rayquaza, Groudon and Kyoger at once
Ho-Oh (Special Event)
Lugia (Special Event)
Mew (Special Event)
Sudowoodo
Smeargle
Aipom
Gligar
Sunkern
Mareep
Houndour
Miltank
Pinecho
And lots of other stuff!

darkflagrance
February 23rd, 2009, 11:49 AM
The key to pokemon games is to buy the third because it has the most complete experience of the three. That said, I actually preferred Sapphire's limited selection of pokemon, because it meant my team of Metagross, Latios, and Gengar completely sweep the battle tower. I'm on battle 250 or so but gave up due to boredom.

Superjub
February 23rd, 2009, 01:45 PM
Was Pokemon Blue necessary when we had Pokemon Red? Was Pokemon Gold necessary when we had Pokemon SIlver? Was Pokemon Ruby necessary wehn we had Sapphire? Was Pokemon Diamond necessary when we had Pokemon Pearl? Anyway, now that is over with, here are thye differences between Sapphire and Emerald:
The TrainerEyes feature has been changed to the Match Call. Sure, you may think its just a name change, but now you get rung by the registered trainers!
Sure its only minor, but the Pokemon Sprites are now animated! (Like they were in Crystal)
You can get both Kyogre and Groudon (and they are both at level 70!)
Storyline is longer and (in myopinion) more epic!
You can get Rayquaza before beating the elite four. (Yes, he is still at level 70...)
You fight Team Aqua and Team Magma!
Rayquaza is the main Pokemon.
New Gym Leader.
New Champion.
You can still fight Steven (and he has quite high Pokemon too. Shame you can only fight him once...)
Some new Johto Pokemon!
If you complete the Hoenn dex, you can get one Johto Starter!
The Safari Zone is larger once certain reuirements are met
You get the national dex once you beat the Elite Four. That is the only requirement...
Battle Frontier (Battle Tower and more facilities.)
More Base stuff.
Wireless adapter compatible
Minigames (same as FR/LG)
Sows route names (not sure if it does this in Ruby. Even so, they have pretty cool graphics.)
Protoganists have new outfits.
You can catch a limited Sudowoodo!
You can get both fossils!
New places: Mirage Tower (notm island) and Underground Pass (I cant remember what it's called. :S You can find the fossil you didn't choose and Ditto here! :D

Wichu
February 23rd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Once (if) you get into IV breeding, Emerald also has a broken RNG to exploit. Even if IVs aren't your thing, it's not hard to net yourself a few shiny legendaries on it either.

Also (off-topic): darkflagrance, love the avatar and sig. Wyverii's design should have won :(

True Reign
February 23rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
I found Emerald enjoyable when I got it. Much, much more better than R/S espeically because they added the Battle Frontier which makes the game even harder to 'beat'.

Avey
February 23rd, 2009, 03:31 PM
Of course it wasn't necessary. None of the tertiary additions were necessary, but they were much cooler to play. Emerald was no exception. It had the Battle Tower, a cooler storyline and it explains what Rayquaza is. Definitely worth a purchase.

Kudra
February 23rd, 2009, 04:13 PM
Emerald was worth it. I enjoyed the battle frontier. I'm still probably going to keep working on getting all the golden symbols. Last week I got my last silver symbol. It would be a lot easier if the game didn't use hax like double team, quick claw, and focus band, 3 critical hits in a row, 100% accurate sheer cold, ect. That and it is possible to get all the 3rd gen legendaries in one game (well, if you count all the event stuff).

Starom
February 24th, 2009, 10:40 AM
I like all of the third releases :) They're always just fun because you know the original story well enough to prevent any major confusion, but all of the new features make the games exciting enough to be worth it.

Cyntric
February 24th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Sell your Sapphire and buy Emerald. I am not joking. There is no comparison between Emerald and Ruby/Sapphire. Emerald has everything RS has, and A LOT more. Here are a few of the changes that I can remember off the top of my head:

- All Pokemon sprites are now animated
- Some Abilities can now be used outside of battle. (i.e. Arena Trap increases encounter rate, Sychronize increases the chance a wild Pokemon will have the same nature, Flame Body decreases (almost in half) the amount of steps needed to hatch an egg, etc.)
- The Pick Up Ability now changes items you get depending on the level of the Pokemon (i.e. Lv91 Pokemon has a 5% chance of getting TM26 Earthquake)
- PokeNav now has Match Call, where trainers (including Gym Leaders) will call you for a rematch, their Pokemon improving each time
- You will find opportunities to do double battles againsts two other trainers at the same time.
- You can also do 2v2 battles with computer partner against two other trainers.
- You can catch Ditto in the Desert Underpass.
- If a female or Ditto is holding an Everstone and you breed it, there is a 50% chance its nature will be passed on to the baby Pokemon.
- The path from Verdanturf through Mauville and to Route 118 has been straightened, which makes it a great path for breeding purposes.
- If you breed two Pikachu/Raichu and one is holding the Light Ball, the baby Pichu will know Volt Tackle.
- You are able to get both the Claw Fossil and Root Fossil instead of having to choose one.
- The Safari Zone has a new section that is full of Johto Pokemon.
- Once you fill the Hoenn PokeDex (not counting Jirachi and Deoxys), if you visit Prof. Birch he will allow you to pick one of the Johto starters.
- Move Tutors are scattered throughout the region.
- The Contest houses in Slateport, Vendarturf, and Fallarbor have been replaced with Battle Tents. These tents provide different skill games.
- All contests are now located in Lilycove.
- You can now choose either Latias or Latios.
- Rayquaza can be caught prior to the "elite" 4, although that is incredibly cheap.
- Both Kyogre and Groudon can be caught. Both are Lv70 (same as Rayquaza).
- You can catch Mew, Deoxys, Ho-oh, and Lugia, if the get the proper ticket from a Nintendo Event.
- Berries #21-26 now not only lower EVs by 10, but they also increase Happiness.
- The biggest addition is the Battle Frontier. It provides you seven different challenges that offers improved AI strategy (somewhat), including the ability to double battle either with or against a friend.
- More Johto Pokemon can be found in the Battle Frontier (i.e. Smeargle and Soodowoodo).
- Move Tutor moves can be purchased in the Battle Frontier.
- Vitamins can be purchased in the Battle Frontier for 1 Battle Point.

I am sure I am forgetting some things, but the above items alone make Emerald the best Pokemon game available.
thanks bro I might go out and get a copy right now as a warm up for platinum lol.

Honest
February 25th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Ya, im guessing. Im not sure, but I think you can only get Regigigas if you had a Emerald (I forgot about that) but Emerald introduced a lot of new stuff, including PKMN moving! XD But i say it was nessesary, because it seems to have more drama in a way thats hard to explain! XD

.EJ
February 25th, 2009, 02:10 PM
None of the third versions are necessary, just money makers. I still end up getting them all. :(
That's pretty much the reason for the third game of a series. Although the new features and tweaks seem appealing.

Mr. Epic
February 25th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Yes but every game is made for money like anything else but the third games have much better improvements and they complete the story about the legendaries.

EmpoleonRules7
February 25th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I don't think Emerald was necessary but I still liked it.

Cyntric
February 25th, 2009, 03:28 PM
hmm I mean everything sounds cool about it but they could have just kept with ruby and sapphire and i think they would have been fine but thats just me.

♣Gawain♣
February 25th, 2009, 05:23 PM
It's really worth playing it. You can get Rayquaza as your pokemon before E4 easily and there's the Battle Frontier.

VulpixVixen007
February 25th, 2009, 05:41 PM
I played Emerald. It's not a bad game at all. It's another cool pokemon game like the others.

paperpichu
February 25th, 2009, 06:07 PM
It wasn't realy necessary, but they made a few changes that made it cool and actually necessary.

It also makes a pattern though. There was Red and Blue then Yellow came along. Gold and Silver then Crystal. Ruby, Sappire then Emerald. Pearl and Diamond then Platinum. There is the twins then a better remake (fire red and leaf green dont count).

Lil' Schu
February 25th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Well, to complete the first two+one series, yes, it was necessary.

I haven't played it, but my friend has and absolutely loves it (much more then his Sapphire version). He likes how you can get both legendaries and the greenness of it (it's his favorite color xD).

shanecdavis
February 26th, 2009, 05:54 AM
hmm I mean everything sounds cool about it but they could have just kept with ruby and sapphire and i think they would have been fine but thats just me.
Play Emerald and you will see exactly what a silly comment that is. That is similar to driving around a Volkswagon when you have a Ferrari sitting in your garage. Give it a shot and you will see that difference.

Cyntric
February 27th, 2009, 06:44 AM
ya I would give it a shot of I could find it in a store. I am not planning on paying $95 for a copy on amazon. If you don't believe me check for yourself

shanecdavis
February 27th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Yeah, stay away from that. I got a used Emerald cart for my son at Game Stop for $15 just a month or so ago.

Ultra Ball X
February 27th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Get it dude I spent like 300 hours playing that game. and the Battle Frontier will keep you busy for hours.

OokamiShipper
February 28th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Well, to me, it was, cuz it ment more Poke Special. xD
Uh...I've played it once, but I never got to the Battle Frontier, even so, there were still many differences from Sapphire.
Well, everyone has their own opinions, if you think it was neccassary, fine, if you don't, fine.

.inLOVE
February 28th, 2009, 12:42 PM
That's like asking was Yellow or Crystal or Platinum nessasary. It was, because it had new ways to explore and battle in Hoenn.

iTzKaizer
February 28th, 2009, 05:19 PM
It isn't that similar with pokemon saphire or ruby. The story mode is a little more interesting, you can find rayquaza before the E4, and catch groudon and kyogre after it. The battle tower is fun too, and beating is hard. It takes like one week after you've finished the story. The pokemon are animated (they move in-battle). Humm, some new pokemons from other regions. Is worth buying.

-Leaf
March 1st, 2009, 08:14 AM
Ive been playing on an emulator since i don't own a GBA , game looks more alive than artworks, you can catch more legendaries (used gameshark, mew as first pokemon ftw!)
i played sapphire and i enjoyed emerald more.. i'm now playing my 7th game and its just awesome..

i recommand it.. but what you do from here, is your call

and say, what 3rd game there was not a major improvement?
yellow : a cute pikachu following you (one improvement that nowdays games LACK while no sign of a remake)
crystal : animated spirites, play as girl, some more i dont remember..
platinum : legendary birds, graphic improvement (some say that) new spirites for every pokemon

Shine Austin
March 1st, 2009, 08:20 AM
I love Pokemon Emerald, my favorite part of it is Battle Frontier since it gives you something to do after you beat the Elite Four. So in my opinion, yes, Pokemon Emerald was most deffinitly necessary.

Cyntric
March 2nd, 2009, 04:05 PM
ya I want to play the battle frontier I feel like I missed out on that and I want to taste the original before I hit platinum.

Editman
March 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
Of course Emerald Was necessary!

Frankengoober
March 2nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
It's definately worth it, Battle Frontier, of course!
Even after you've completed the Pokedex, Battle Frontier won't be completed so easily, and gives you something to do long after you've run out of things to do.
xD

Cyntric
March 7th, 2009, 06:29 PM
does anyone know where I can find a copy?

Bigdog
March 7th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Ive been playing on an emulator since i don't own a GBA , game looks more alive than artworks, you can catch more legendaries (used gameshark, mew as first pokemon ftw!)
i played sapphire and i enjoyed emerald more.. i'm now playing my 7th game and its just awesome..

i recommand it.. but what you do from here, is your call

and say, what 3rd game there was not a major improvement?
yellow : a cute pikachu following you (one improvement that nowdays games LACK while no sign of a remake)
crystal : animated spirites, play as girl, some more i dont remember..
platinum : legendary birds, graphic improvement (some say that) new spirites for every pokemon


For the Japanese Crystal they had a cell phone feature. I cannot bleieve NOA omitted that feature from our version. Also why didn't Gamefreak bring it back in the RSE generation ,because it would've been cool to use your cell phone to battle and trade with other trainers.

-Leaf
March 7th, 2009, 11:05 PM
i don't know why. it is cool. but getting celebi is much cooler.

Jameseh
March 9th, 2009, 12:42 PM
I was very excited for Emerald, and then when I got it and it was just R/S I was very dissapointed. But after I have played through it, I would never play R/S again. Its just better. I don't know how it just is.

Strange. :S

Ayesha
March 10th, 2009, 06:19 PM
It's pretty cool. First off, a few differences, it has the Battle Tower, a different legendary, and well, different enemies. It's pretty much the same, I agree, but it's fun to work with new Pokemon and a different legendary to catch.

PokemonBroski
March 10th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Someone told me after you get the national dex you get a Johto Pokemon which would be really helpful for me

Alice
March 10th, 2009, 06:43 PM
So I never played emerald because someone told me it would be like my sapphire. But was it really necessary to play or to buy because i am thinking of giving it a try. I mean I heard that there is the battle tower and you can get rayquaza before the elite 4. But is it worth me trying?
It's almost EXACTLY the same, but there are still some differences. And if you're like me, and think the beginning of the game is the best part, you might as well play emerald through.

BHwolfgang
March 17th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Even though it's pretty much the same, you can get a couple more Jhoto Pokémons from it.

That, and the game's more focused on Rayquaza. It actually showed why it was involved in Kyogre's and Grouldon's fued.

bubblewrap
March 17th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Eh, I thought Emerald was a bit pointless. >.>
I hated how they didn't stick with the FRLG style OW. The R/S ones look ugly, while the FRLG ones were nice and cute. c:

Sloofish
March 21st, 2009, 08:26 AM
There's always a Special Edition. Like Platinum to Diamond and Pearl or Blue to Red and Green, or Yellow to Red and Blue-- Crystal to Gold and Silver. Along with Crystal ushered in the `fad' of moving Pokemon on all of the Special Edition games.

I personally like Emerald better because it had better moving Pokemon than shown in Crystal. Platinum has better animation than in Diamond and Pearl. Etc. Emerald also kind of had really cool pictures for all the items. Which always irked me when I was littler. I never got to see any of the cool items......

Kayin
March 21st, 2009, 08:58 AM
I didn't know that Saphire was even around until a year after it came out. o_O

emoBill™
March 21st, 2009, 09:52 AM
I think it's necessary. I love the fact that the Gym leaders' Pokemon improve level every time...it's really good training. The Battle Frontier is another good challenge - I have three Silver symbols and am working on getting the rest of the Silver and Gold symbols. I've had the game for a year and a half, I believe, now, and it hasn't gotten that old.

So yeah, get it.

Gale
March 21st, 2009, 10:02 AM
I don't know if any of you noticed, but hello? It's a video game. Since when did any sort of video game become "necessary"?

emoBill™
March 21st, 2009, 10:09 AM
*sigh*

Not necessary for life, obviously. Otherwise we would have said that. All we're trying to figure out is: if you have R/S, is it really necessary to get Emerald? If you're just going to harp about our wording, then get out of the thread.

And if you don't enjoy Pokemon and are only going to talk about how it's just a video game and we shouldn't be talking about it like this, why did you join the forum?

Because, you know, it's just a video game.

[/tryingnottolosetemper]

Lt. Silver
March 22nd, 2009, 03:28 AM
Emerald was the only one of the third gen that I got, and Im happy that I got it rather then the others( although I'd already beaten my friends ruby, sapphire and fire red)

Cyntric
March 22nd, 2009, 08:35 AM
I don't know if any of you noticed, but hello? It's a video game. Since when did any sort of video game become "necessary"?
its also an addon after ruby and sapphire that is why i asked.

The Fallen
March 22nd, 2009, 09:05 AM
If you ask if Emerald was really worth it you have to ask if any other third installment was worth it. They never really tend to differ from the main two too much. A couple of minor things here and there, no big deal. I think they are worth it though; it's something new to do, so why not.

Azonic
March 22nd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Here's the full list of Ruby/Sapphire -> Emerald Changes. (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbadvance/file/921905/36012)

Anyways, no, it's not necessary. Nothing was ever really "necessary" in Pokemon if you want to define it like that. Was it worth it? Yes, for me. The changes in the storyline were way cool. :B

~Fire Eagle~
March 22nd, 2009, 12:44 PM
I think that Pokemon Emerald wasn't nessessary at all, but it's another remake of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire.

The Fallen
March 22nd, 2009, 12:54 PM
That's what they all really are... The third installments have a few differences with Platinum having the most.

Cyntric
March 22nd, 2009, 06:24 PM
Here's the full list of Ruby/Sapphire -> Emerald Changes. (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbadvance/file/921905/36012)

Anyways, no, it's not necessary. Nothing was ever really "necessary" in Pokemon if you want to define it like that. Was it worth it? Yes, for me. The changes in the storyline were way cool. :B
thank you but now with platinum out I can experience the battle frontier I have always wanted to be part of.

deliriouspurple
March 23rd, 2009, 06:26 AM
I think it was necessary not the mention the battle frontier.

Lie Ren
March 23rd, 2009, 09:30 AM
Well, yeah.. even if Emerald wasn't all that different, there always has to be that third game in the series. xD;
Whether it's a good game, or not..

bewbs
March 23rd, 2009, 09:47 AM
I loved Emmerald.
The battle fontier, and the update on Safari zone was awesome. I like the gamne. =P

Alice
March 23rd, 2009, 10:57 AM
Plus it's another cartridge for dongle in 4th gen.

kingpink
March 23rd, 2009, 02:37 PM
the battle frontier was fly

and yes, it$was$necessary$for$nintendo$$$

Speed
March 23rd, 2009, 03:17 PM
It had new additions, so why not?

LUXRAY6292
March 29th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Trust me, as someone who has played the game repeatedly (four times woohoo!) Its pretty damn challenging, more so than diamond and pearl (with exception to the elite four), I bought it about a year ago, still cannot stop playing it.

The Fallen
March 29th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Whether it was necessary or not they knew it would bring in more money. So to them, yes. Though it may not necessary it was worth it.

najah12
March 29th, 2009, 04:53 PM
I like emerald alot but unless your trying to get every pokemon in your pokedex for d/p/pl then i thinks its to late. or just get the rom :P

Translator
April 1st, 2009, 10:28 PM
Emerald is pretty fun to play with. It has added twist and features that were not seen in R/S. So, I think it is worthy to be played. :)