View Full Version : Is it just me or are R/S/E harder than FR/LG?

June 1st, 2009, 3:47 PM
I don't know why, but I have recently replayed both and I am finding Emerald harder than Firered.

When I got to the elite 4 in Emerald, I found my Pokemon were slightly underleveled compared to my Firered party.

Then, when I went to Victory road to train my Pokemon, I found that the Pokemon in Firered gave more EXP or something, and in Emerald it took ages to train in Victory road.

Is it just me?

Squeegee Beckenheim
June 1st, 2009, 3:59 PM
No, I think that to be honest that a lot of your thoughts are extremely valid. I have played both games tons of times, and have found that very true. I don't know about the difference in difficulties between Elite 4, but once you beat the Elite 4 in Emerald they don't get stronger like they do in FR/LG.

June 1st, 2009, 4:20 PM
i wouldn't say they're harder.

the elite 4 in R/S/E have lower levels as compared to the elite 4 Fr/Lg, so you don't need higher level pokemon to train on in victory road.

June 1st, 2009, 4:40 PM
I've noticed that Emerald is harder than Ruby and Sapphire, but I wouldn't know about it being harder than FireRed/LeafGreen, they seem about equal to me.

Acoustic Insanity
June 1st, 2009, 5:10 PM
Well, you have an easier way to train for the E4 in FR/LG thanks to the almighty VS Seeker, while in RSE you have to rely on Trainer's Eyes / Match Call.

But IMO the difference in difficulty isn't that noticeable. RSE might be a tiny bit harder, but overall they're about the same difficulty.

June 1st, 2009, 11:18 PM
I think Emerald is overall harder than the other advance games. it could be because I know Kanto really well since its basically the same as the GB version with some really nice improvements. and i think its harder than R/S cuz the hero fights both aqua and magma. *shrugs* its probably all in my head :D

Super Pichu
June 1st, 2009, 11:23 PM
I was playing through emerald recently and Emerald seems longer than FR/LG, could it be because it's a bigger region?

Wings Don't Cry
June 1st, 2009, 11:44 PM
I myself actually found Emerald to be rather easy compared to Fr/Lg.

June 2nd, 2009, 4:44 AM
Emerald is harder than FR/LG which is harder than R/S. However the FR/LG Elite Four are the hardest, especially on the the second time.

June 2nd, 2009, 2:25 PM
I think FR/LG are way harder. They seem longer to me.

June 2nd, 2009, 3:50 PM
The Kanto League in FR/LG are much harder the second time the player faces them. However, I find the Gym Leaders of Emerald to be harder than the ones in Kanto because they are much more stronger the second time one faces them. I don't pay attention to every single trainer and every single advantage and disadvantage of both games, but I would still say that Emerald is harder than Firered and Leafgreen.

Super Pichu
June 3rd, 2009, 2:56 AM
I think Emerald is longer because of the Rayquza, Aqua and Magma stuff, whereas FR/LG does not have a legendary pokemon story thing.

June 3rd, 2009, 3:54 AM
Emerald has the longest storyline in the Gen III games, I think. Because R/S only involves one legendary, while neither FR nor LG includes one. Emerald invloves the three weather beasts.

June 3rd, 2009, 8:00 AM
ruby, sapphire and emerald are not that hard to train on, you can battle gabby and ty over and over, (although they change between three routes) their pokemon are both level 39 and offer plenty of experience, as well as offering a great place to EV train in Sp att and HP

June 3rd, 2009, 8:11 AM
I think for me. It's just the same. I really dind't experience and feel hardness in that games. Just beating the Elite Four ^^.

June 3rd, 2009, 1:47 PM
The Hoenn games seem harder to me...it just seems like more of a chore to get EXP for your Pokemon...in FRLG my Pokemon leveled up so easily but in RSE it took a long time, for me personally.

June 4th, 2009, 10:42 AM
I dont think there is a difference in difficulty i think since people played the older versions they tend to know more about kanto for the fact that it was a remake and R/S/E were not remakes

Satoshi Ookami
June 4th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Maybe it's harder for ya because in FR after 7 badge ya can train on 3 of Sevii Isles and ya can be more ready then just by walkin' like in Emerald

June 6th, 2009, 1:43 AM
I think Fire-Red and Leaf-Green is much harder than R/S/E. It's because there are many events happened to " Team Rocket ". And leveling Pokemons in FR/LG is much harder for me.


June 6th, 2009, 4:17 AM
Hōen is more expansive than Kanto, expect this.

June 6th, 2009, 4:41 AM
Once you think about it yeah...They are kinda harder...

Echoing Song
June 11th, 2009, 3:10 PM
I'd say that FR/LG are harder because of the amount of training it takes to get through E4 round 2... but Emerald does have the battle frontier to go through...

Sweet Candace
June 11th, 2009, 4:34 PM
LG/FR are harder based on the Elite 4 (Even the first E4 member in Kanto is stronger than Wallace, the Champion, in Emerald). But, that's just my opinion.

The Roshi
June 11th, 2009, 4:37 PM
RSE in general is a breeze compared to FRLG. I think it's so much easier to like BS your way through ruby saph and emerald. The E4 is so much easier to handle in Emerald than even run through #1 in FRLG. I went through FRLG's e4 just the other day with my highest level at 50 and my lowest at 44. Lance got some stat ups on his Aerodactyl (like three stat ups due to ancientpower) and completely pwned the **** out of me. (I ran through with little items). Point is, that same team on Emerald would have easily beaten the E4.

June 12th, 2009, 6:31 PM
I personally would think that R/S/E is much easier than FR/LG by far.

June 14th, 2009, 2:35 AM
emerald was harder because it was one of those "specail" games 3rd of that generation and they normally tend ot be harder. like platnium now, it is a touch harder than d/p

June 14th, 2009, 8:39 AM
FireRed and LeafGreen I would say are harder than Ruby and Sapphire... if only because they are based on the originals which are the hardest Pokémon games in existence. I found Sapphire quite difficult towards the end though, when all of a sudden the trainers don't go above level 30 and you're somehow supposed to level up for the elite four...

June 14th, 2009, 4:32 PM
Um wow, I'm surprised you actually find those games harder D: What made the FR/LG series hard for me is the fact that you basically had no choice but to catch pokemon. You either had to catch pokemon to progress and this continues until at least you get access to all of the Sevii Islands. This making the concept of catching pokemon more like a chore than something that's optional for you to do. With this being said, you might be stuck during certain periods of the game if you have not caught the required amount of pokemon that is needed for you to progress, which then leads to the most annoying part: Catching pokemon that you actually dislike but have no choice to catch anyway. ._.

June 14th, 2009, 5:04 PM
Emerald was a bit more challenging than Fire Red and Leafgreen.

I don't know how to put it but Ruby/Sapphire was too easy whereas Emerald was more challenging. =/

Fire Eagle
June 17th, 2009, 3:40 AM
Pokemon Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby was harder than Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green because in Pokemon Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby, you had to find where the Master Ball was located and how to get out of the hideouts.

June 17th, 2009, 7:18 AM
I would only say R/S/E are harder than FR/LG because it was in a whole new region. You had no idea what the levels of gym leaders or their Pokemon the first time you played through the game. In FR/LG, since it is a remake of Red and Blue version, you already had a idea of what to expect if you first started playing Pokemon in the first generation because most of the trainers had the exact same Pokemon at the exact same level.

June 18th, 2009, 2:09 AM
I found Fire Red harder than Emerald.