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FreakyLocz14
June 29th, 2009, 10:06 AM
The Hoenn journey was fun and I enjoyed it. But when I say that people call me a n00b because I like Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. I agree that the other Gens are better but that doesn't make R/S/E bad games I liked them I esp enjoy R/S/E contests over D/P/Plat contests.

What else did you like about R/S/E I'm inviting all fans to share their thoughts.

Revise Librarian
June 29th, 2009, 10:11 AM
R/S/E is good. And yes, the contests are much better this generation.

Freezer
June 29th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Actully,I prefer the 3rd gen.Its my afvourite Genaration and it also bring me some good ol' memorys.

Pyrax
June 29th, 2009, 10:34 AM
I liked the contests, plus it was my first game.
People don't like the 3rd Gen because of all the water.

JoltIce
June 29th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Really? I thought they don't like it because of the Pokemon? Anyway, I actually didn't like the Hoenn games, but FR/LF are my favorite Pokemon games :)

Ayselipera
June 29th, 2009, 04:33 PM
I liked the contests, plus it was my first game.
People don't like the 3rd Gen because of all the water.


I thought I was the only one who thought that!

Anyways, the pokemon took some getting used too,
but I've learned to accept them. After playing R/S/E
so many times I don't think their that bad.

JollyRoger25
June 29th, 2009, 04:56 PM
My favorite game of all time is Emerald version, and it still rocks my socks off!!!! I think that people that go around calling others Noob because they don't have the newest versions are in fact Noobs, because they haven't played the games long enough to find the glory that is Hoenn!!!

The Roshi
June 29th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Hoenn is crappy because it's like a forgotten game. The storyline is nothing big and the game itself is just too easy. I think what lots of people don't think about though, is that RSE was very innovative in the graphics department. Pokemon received a serious facelift and cool features like reflections and the HM animations and stuff were created with this game.

Anyways that's just my opinion. But seriously hoenn is just so... boring

mitzoken
June 29th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Hoenn games were the very best IMO. It might not even be gameplay (okay, it's a huge factor), but simply the memories. All the time spent in the Union Room chat in Emerald.. Ah, good times. XD

fenyx4
June 29th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Ok, I don't understand all the Generation III hate, either! (mainly focusing on RSE) These were the games that brought this previously pro-Digimon/anti-Pokemon fan to embrace both franchises, allowing me to become a co-Digimon, co-Pokemon fan. :D Actually, the game that roped me back was Sapphire, and the feature I loved was that, basically, you could make in-game treehouses. Odd, I know. :nervous:

But with the addition of double battles, Pokemon Contests, Secret Bases, Mixing Records, Abilities, Natures, I think RSE has brought a lot to the Pokemon table. Plus, there are many Pokemon that are much better than some of Gen. IV's Pokemon. I mean, I'll take a Banette over Carnivine or Spiritomb ANY day. And I actually think that NO Hoenn Pokemon are ugly, as opposed to some of Gen. IV's 'Pokemon products' that look VERY poorly designed, sadly.

Additionally, I love how RSE kept on revealing secrets to me! First Rayquaza, Lati@s, then the yields of the Battle Tower/Frontier, Chimecho, Feebas' location, the Abandoned Ship, the Trick House, Mirage Island, IVs and EVs, how mixing records can affect the Battle Frontier's Battle Salon selections, shiny Pokemon, the Regis' event(s), the "hidden" National Dex, Emerald's Pokemon Abilities having more out-of-battle effects, and more!
Heck, the last two things I learned a while ago is that you can switch move slots not just out of battle, but in-battle as well! And in Double Battles, you can also switch the HP Bar to show only the numbers instead (looks sort of weird, though). I know most of these "secrets" aren't exclusive to RSE (such as discovery of IVs and EVs), but RSE did a fantastic job of unveiling their own secrets along with their predecessors', several of which I was unaware of.

And as for the plot, I didn't think it was that bad! It actually pushed me to finish the game with trivial errands, combined with the Pokemon League and defeating the main crime syndicate. Two opposing teams was a nice twist in Pokemon as opposed to just the usual single main antagonist. Emerald's was pretty nice, too; first time the Weather Trio actually gets to clash and wreak havoc a bit! At least Emerald has more to do post-game than FR/LG...Battle Frontier, Trainer Hill, and E4, compounded with Pokemon Contests.

In retrospect, Gen. III does lack some stuff (Gen. IV's new moves are sorely missed in the Hoenn Battle Tower and Battle Frontier), but it's pretty decent overall, simply the growth through generations that marks significant changes. I'd take RSE over RBY and FR/LG anyday. RBY and FR/LG are great games in their own regard, but plot and replayability suffer a bit...

RSE trumps DPPt regarding Secret Bases/Mixing Records. You always have a piece of your friends in your game, and leveling-up is way easier when you can fight 6 Blisseys repeatedly with Exp. Share! Plus, kicking your friends' butt can be refreshing at times... :D

Emerald's introduction of the Battle Frontier will always be a welcome innovation. It nicely builds upon Pokemon Crystal's Battle Tower with additional battle/exploration styles and formats. Almost-infinite replayablity with foes that actually piss you off (DARN YOU TO HECK, BLISSEY, LANTURN, & SNORLAX!!), and can beat certain Pokemon combinations occasionally with devastating combos as you move up in the ranks, regardless of your team's level or your own skill.

And as for the water, it's awesome! Allows Kyogre to represent, and allows players to sail on the water with ease! Play DP, and you'll value RSE's surf speed much more, I've heard! ;)
The water's vibrancy is also a soothing graphical update from Gen. II, and I love how you can set off from a shore like Lilycove's and end up at one out of like a 1,000 different places, and meet so many Trainers... Those Swimmers can get really annoying with their "locking eyes on Trainers" thing, though...Oh, and diving is awesome! (at times)! :t382:

I'm fond of RSE, but Ruby is still overrated... :laugh:

EDIT: Sceptile's Grass-type "fighter" theme :t254:, coupled with Blaziken's introduction :t257: in RSE is enough to give Gen. III an edge in superiority. And Blaziken is just epic. :rambo:

The Roshi
June 29th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Nice points, well put. However, I think one huge factor that makes 4th gen so much greater than 3rd is the wifi. Gen III was like a teaser. It was good, but it could have been so much better with wifi. The secret base battles that you are talking about could only happen if you had friends that you could visit and mix records with. The weather legendaries only had a brief amount of impact on the game. Sure the plot was based around the two teams trying to harness said legendaries' power... however they themselves had like one small event that was beatable in about 10 minutes or so.

The battle frontier seems to pale in comparison to this new one that platinum has.

aribradshaw
June 29th, 2009, 07:07 PM
I love hoenn!!! when i lost my emerald i was so sad... so now im trying to do chores to buy a new one, theyre so good that theyre 40 $!!!

*~Fireheart~*
June 29th, 2009, 08:01 PM
I really didn't like R/S/E, the whole game was way too easy. Did you know that you could actually play through the whole game without beating the second gym, the fighting gym? [I mean, you'd have to go back to get the badge. But that gym could basically be your last gym if you wanted.] The Battle Fronteir is the real challenge.

Satoshi Ookami
June 30th, 2009, 01:52 AM
I like 3rd gen :) especially 'cause it was the gen when I returned to pokemon :)
And of course May :D

Sweet Smoochum
June 30th, 2009, 02:52 AM
I actually liked playing Sapphire when it first came out. It was the first set of games to show changes in weather. The tree houses were cool (Fortree's my favorite city), and it had an awesome water starter. Although I chose Blaziken (to copy the show), it was still a great Pokemon to have. That was the first game where I found out that Flying moves were super effective against Flying types. The games had their own Pokemon and didn't borrow any from the previous gens. Out of every game, it had my favorite HM. HM Dive. I wish I could have gone underwater in DPPt or GSC. That would have been cool. Also, this game contained very powerful Pokemon and introduced new Dragon and Ice type Pokemon. Some of the powerful Pokemon include Metagross, Flygon, Claydol, Salamence, Walrein, Blaziken, Sceptile, Swampert, Wailord (big one), Swellow, Slaking, Exploud, Hariyama, Manectric, Camerupt...they even had a Pokemon that had no weaknesses. (Sableye). They also allowed you to have a Psychic, Steel, and Dark type early on in the game. (Ralts, Mawile, and Poochyena.)

Hoenn had a lot of powerful Pokemon. If you took the time to choose your Pokemon carefully, you could have an awesome team.

After seeing the Hoenn sprites in Platinum, I like the Hoenn pokes a lot more.

Cherrim
June 30th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Reasons RSE was good:
→ Nosepass
→ Double battles
→ Secret bases were kinda cool
→ Running shoes
→ Contests
→ Braille was kinda cool too
→ TV had a point
→ edit: forgot about berries!

Reasons RSE sucked:
→ Water. I hate surfing. So much.
→ Most Pokemon designs were unimaginative, too complex and looked like Digimon
→ Water
→ TOO MANY LEGENDARIES
→ annoying bike system
→ Took out day/night system
→ Plot that made no sense
→ Water
→ no huge change to the plot or mechanics in Emerald
→ Water
→ Too many exclusives and events
→ Water
→ Dive

...I think that's about it.

Pocchama01
June 30th, 2009, 06:18 AM
I liked the third gen a lot. I even played through emerald 4 times in a couple weeks :). I think the pokemon in this gen where some of the best (along with 2nd gen) if you go by appearence. I do agree that there is too much water though :\...

Satoshi Ookami
June 30th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Reasons RSE sucked:
→ Water. I hate surfing. So much.
→ Most Pokemon designs were unimaginative, too complex and looked like Digimon
→ Water
→ TOO MANY LEGENDARIES
→ annoying bike system
→ Took out day/night system
→ Plot that made no sense
→ Water
→ no huge change to the plot or mechanics in Emerald
→ Water
→ Too many exclusives and events
→ Water
→ Dive
Well ya sure... like water xD
Imo legendary part was great ;)

FreakyLocz14
June 30th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Reasons RSE was good:
→ Nosepass
→ Double battles
→ Secret bases were kinda cool
→ Running shoes
→ Contests
→ Braille was kinda cool too
→ TV had a point
→ edit: forgot about berries!

Reasons RSE sucked:
→ Water. I hate surfing. So much.
→ Most Pokemon designs were unimaginative, too complex and looked like Digimon
→ Water
→ TOO MANY LEGENDARIES
→ annoying bike system
→ Took out day/night system
→ Plot that made no sense
→ Water
→ no huge change to the plot or mechanics in Emerald
→ Water
→ Too many exclusives and events
→ Water
→ Dive

...I think that's about it.

LOL @ Nosepass.... you are a strange Pokemon indeed

I agreed that ot sucked no huge changes were made in Emerald, you said water twice so it REALLY must have annoyed you though I hate surfing I did like that the Surf speed was faster. Taking out the Day/Night system was one the biggest letdowns.

All in all they were good games that kept me entertained until I got Pearl Version.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 30th, 2009, 12:47 PM
I actually dont have a problem with the 3rd generation other than too many legendaries (still are too many Psychic type legendaries). What made the 3rd generation good was the Pokemon Contest (until the 4th generaion which blew it away) and the Battle Frontier (which is the best one in my opinion)


:t354:TG

manhattan
June 30th, 2009, 02:39 PM
The contests, the Torchic, the animations, the graphics, Brendan and May totally love each other, the running shoes, the secret bases, and the fact that the routes' and the cities' design were completely awesome, when in other games they didn't, is why I love the RSE saga the best.

Although I did quite miss the DayNight system. :(

I'd love if they made a remake, (with somewhat of a better plot, less legendaries, and more shippy moments, hellz yeah) but for now I think it's waay too soon.

And although that while diving it took ages to move, I loved it so-very much.
<3

extramaster
July 1st, 2009, 02:52 AM
Pokemon ruby is too hard compared to pokemon diamond or firered. Why ??? Because I spent nearly 5 hrs trying to catch that Groudon (translated to kyogre in sapphire) and only 30mins catching dialaga (in diamond).
P.s. You're not a n00b playing r/s/e because it is the hardest pokemon game there is

Dominus Temporis
July 6th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Reasons RSE sucked:
...

→ TOO MANY LEGENDARIES


Wait, wait, wait. What? Too many? Are you sure you're not confusing this with fourth-gen? There were only ten Hoenn legends, and the most you could get in any one game was seven, only a couple more than the last two gens.

Bah, I loved the third-gen games as much as first and second. Sure, the surfing area could have been shrunken some, but other than that, there's really nothing that severely detracted from the game. I think the reason people bash on Hoenn so much is because it was just so different from the previous two regions (I've noticed there's next to no FRLG bashing, and I'm guessing that's 'cause it's Kanto). Basically a classic case of the unpleasable fanbase's "they changed it now it sucks."

If it had been too much like Kanto and Johto people would probably still be complaining.

mistercampbell
July 6th, 2009, 04:20 PM
The third gen was wonderful, despite a few flaws (mainly, the excessive amount of water and surfing) but I also didn't like the third gen because of it's low leveled wild pokemon. Like, after you beat the game Pokemon in the wild never go pass 50, even in Victory Road. Training Pokemon to high levels is tedious in the third gen because of this, and the only places to really fight high-level pokemon are the Elite Four and legendaries. Unlike FRLG, where there are the islands to explore that have more pokemon, as well as the Elite Four's difficulty increasing when rematching them, as well and D/P/Pt's new places to explore and high leveled wild pokemon that exceed the 50s.

Also, the third gen doesn't really open up any new places to explore once you beat the game, making it dull. This is unlike FRLG, which introduced the islands, and D/P/Pt has Survival Area, Battle Area, and Stark Mountain, as well as Battle Tower/Battle Frontier. Once you beat R/S/E, there's no new area to go to. Just the same old places...(except Battle Frontier in Emerald, but that doesn't make up for a lack of new things to do after beating the Elite Four)

キラキラ
July 6th, 2009, 08:47 PM
The 3rd generation just doesn't hold my attention anymore...
Maybe it's the weak beginning.

wee187
July 6th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Hoenn is my favorite region. Sinnoh is too advanced, Johto is okay, and Kanto is too generic. Hoenn's perfect. Emerald is my favorite game too.

Allure XI
July 6th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I didn't really like 3rd Gen because it was around the time that everyone who grew up on the original RBY games completely lost interest. I loved 1st and 2nd gen because I was around 9-12 years old at the time, and all of my friends were into Pokemon. By the time 3rd Gen came out, I was in high school and I didn't know anyone who played.

Then with 4th Gen, suddenly Pokemon became popular again (in my senior year of high school XD) and it was loads of fun playing with everyone.

derozio
July 6th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Hoenn games were not that great in my opinion. FRLG were better but I really liked some of Hoenn's features: Some Pokemon like Blaziken, Swampert, Dusklops etc, A very cool champ*coughstevencough*, a legend oriented storyline etc. At the end of the day, I really don't hate them but I don't like them like FRLG or DPPt and RBY or GSC.

Kdarcher238
July 7th, 2009, 01:15 AM
I really like Gen 3, especially Emerald. (I'm playing it Now)

sky_queen3
July 7th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Dude, how can anyone hate 3rd Gen, Plusle and Minun are awesome! :P

Cherrim
July 7th, 2009, 04:31 AM
Wait, wait, wait. What? Too many? Are you sure you're not confusing this with fourth-gen? There were only ten Hoenn legends, and the most you could get in any one game was seven, only a couple more than the last two gens.

Bah, I loved the third-gen games as much as first and second. Sure, the surfing area could have been shrunken some, but other than that, there's really nothing that severely detracted from the game. I think the reason people bash on Hoenn so much is because it was just so different from the previous two regions (I've noticed there's next to no FRLG bashing, and I'm guessing that's 'cause it's Kanto). Basically a classic case of the unpleasable fanbase's "they changed it now it sucks."

If it had been too much like Kanto and Johto people would probably still be complaining.
Gen I: Trio + Mewtwo + Mew = 5 (Unobtainable: Mew)
Gen II: Trio + 2 Version-specific + Celebi = 7 (Unobtainable: Celebi)
Gen III: Trio + 2 version-specific + 1 Rayquaza + 2 roaming + Jirachi + Deoxys = 10 (Unobtainable: The one out of your version, Deoxys, Jirachi, Lati@s)

(By "unobtainable", I mean without attending an event, trading with someone, or using other questionable means, you couldn't get the Pokemon on your own cartridge.)

It's not so much the fact that there are a bunch of legendaries (and I guess you could take out Deoxys if you aren't counting FRLG as gen 3) but moreso that it's impossible to obtain some of them. DPP took this idea and ran with it, making it worse, but at least by Gen 4 we had Wi-Fi so it was possible to trade for Pokemon you didn't have no matter where you were. With Gen 3 though? If I didn't know anyone with another gameboy + opposite version, I wouldn't be able to get Kyogre or Latias in my Ruby. I happened to have a friend who could get me a Jirachi from a preorder bonus (which iirc wasn't even advertised here? @_@) but... otherwise, I'd be right out of luck. If you do count Deoxys, then there's one I really *couldn't* get if it weren't for Wi-Fi because events weren't (and still aren't) widely distributed.

:| It may not be as big an offender as Gen 4 for adding lots of legendaries but it started the literal "version specific" legendary (and imo, really didn't help with the event legendary thing) so that's why I list legendaries as one of the things that really ticked me off about the games. I guess maybe "too many" legendaries was the wrong way to put it but I do still feel it had too many all the same, haha.

Kunai~
July 8th, 2009, 07:38 AM
R/S/E is good. And yes, the contests are much better this generation.

I agree, but my fav region is the Johto.

Dominus Temporis
July 8th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Gen I: Trio + Mewtwo + Mew = 5 (Unobtainable: Mew)
Gen II: Trio + 2 Version-specific + Celebi = 7 (Unobtainable: Celebi)
Gen III: Trio + 2 version-specific + 1 Rayquaza + 2 roaming + Jirachi + Deoxys = 10 (Unobtainable: The one out of your version, Deoxys, Jirachi, Lati@s)

(By "unobtainable", I mean without attending an event, trading with someone, or using other questionable means, you couldn't get the Pokemon on your own cartridge.)

It's not so much the fact that there are a bunch of legendaries (and I guess you could take out Deoxys if you aren't counting FRLG as gen 3) but moreso that it's impossible to obtain some of them. DPP took this idea and ran with it, making it worse, but at least by Gen 4 we had Wi-Fi so it was possible to trade for Pokemon you didn't have no matter where you were. With Gen 3 though? If I didn't know anyone with another gameboy + opposite version, I wouldn't be able to get Kyogre or Latias in my Ruby. I happened to have a friend who could get me a Jirachi from a preorder bonus (which iirc wasn't even advertised here? @_@) but... otherwise, I'd be right out of luck. If you do count Deoxys, then there's one I really *couldn't* get if it weren't for Wi-Fi because events weren't (and still aren't) widely distributed.

:| It may not be as big an offender as Gen 4 for adding lots of legendaries but it started the literal "version specific" legendary (and imo, really didn't help with the event legendary thing) so that's why I list legendaries as one of the things that really ticked me off about the games. I guess maybe "too many" legendaries was the wrong way to put it but I do still feel it had too many all the same, haha.

Eh, no harm meant. I suppose it depends really based on each individual's experience playing the game, since unlike you, I never had the opportunity to trade with others until fourth-gen, and even now that's only in person, not Wi-Fi. What I meant though was the ones you could obtain on your own with one cartridge. So I was using your definition of unobtainable, I guess. Ah, well, it's not a serious matter to me, but I see your point.

But wow, I forgot third-gen started version-specific legends. My memory's starting to slip...

manhattan
July 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM
I love third-gen.
Most people complain about all the water and stuff.
(I don't, since I can buy repels and I really, really loved to dive.)

But the graphics were awesome, and so were the shipping hints. (Which is one of the main reasons for me to like these games.)
Emerald is my favorite too.
<3

CrystalFlow
July 9th, 2009, 11:41 AM
I loved the third gen, because I love water and it brought me back into the world of Pokemon after a hiatus. I personally really enjoyed the storyline, the Pokemon and secret bases. It was a good game which is why i just started playing through it again!

Starom
July 9th, 2009, 11:49 AM
RSE were great. But they could've been excellent if they contained most pokémon like GSC did when compared to RBY.

Yeah, that was it for me too! After all of the excitement of having two worlds to play in in GSC, it was just a bit disappointing to suddenly come back down to just one world :( Plus, I wasn't as keen on the new pokemon from this generation - I found it harder to remember them all :S XD

dotKarma
July 9th, 2009, 04:48 PM
When all of my friends were playing Sapphire, I was still replaying Gold, Crystal, and Yellow.
I never got a Gameboy Advance, and I jumped to the DS when it came out, so I've never really played much of the 3rd Gen, but I've been meaning to. It might be because it had a horrible plot, though, from what I've heard.

Mitsuruhero
July 9th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Gen. III=R/S/E saga=Mitsuru=Awesome!
'Nuff said.

"Shadow Lugia"
July 9th, 2009, 06:48 PM
There were 3 things about R/S/E that I greatly disliked.

1. Nothing to do postgame: There was just the Battle Tower and Sky Pillar. That's nothing compared to D/P/Pt, FR/LG, and G/S/C. Sure, Emerald added the Battle Frontier, but that still wasn't as much compared to the other games. G/S/C was on the GBC and it had a lot more in it than R/S/E, games for the GBA.

2. Hoenn: The areas on land were pretty cool. That's the problem, though. About a third of the routes, 2 towns, 2 cities, and the Pokemon league were over water. I've always found water routes to be incredibly boring. Same visuals, nothing that stands out, and a ton of trainers with the same Pokemon.

3. The overworld graphics: I found the graphics for the overworld in R/S/E to be incredibly unappealing. They felt very rough compared to the graphics in FR/LG. Granted, those games came out later, but that doesn't explain why I like the overworld look of G/S/C more. If I prefer the graphics of a game from a previous generation, then I think something isn't right.

All of this isn't to say I hate the games. I do like them, but they're just not up there with all of the others for me.

derozio
July 12th, 2009, 12:53 AM
There were 3 things about R/S/E that I greatly disliked.

1. Nothing to do postgame: There was just the Battle Tower and Sky Pillar. That's nothing compared to D/P/Pt, FR/LG, and G/S/C. Sure, Emerald added the Battle Frontier, but that still wasn't as much compared to the other games. G/S/C was on the GBC and it had a lot more in it than R/S/E, games for the GBA.

2. Hoenn: The areas on land were pretty cool. That's the problem, though. About a third of the routes, 2 towns, 2 cities, and the Pokemon league were over water. I've always found water routes to be incredibly boring. Same visuals, nothing that stands out, and a ton of trainers with the same Pokemon.

3. The overworld graphics: I found the graphics for the overworld in R/S/E to be incredibly unappealing. They felt very rough compared to the graphics in FR/LG. Granted, those games came out later, but that doesn't explain why I like the overworld look of G/S/C more. If I prefer the graphics of a game from a previous generation, then I think something isn't right.

All of this isn't to say I hate the games. I do like them, but they're just not up there with all of the others for me.

Maybe those reasons also holds true for me......
As I have already said these games were not bad but were a little worse compared to other games.

Serpine
July 12th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I didn't like the music as much as other generations, particularly the Gym Leader battles and E4 battles.

derozio
July 12th, 2009, 03:22 AM
I didn't like the music as much as other generations, particularly the Gym Leader battles and E4 battles.
Are there some other reasons too? I had some reasons.

FreakyLocz14
July 12th, 2009, 04:15 AM
I love third-gen.
Most people complain about all the water and stuff.
(I don't, since I can buy repels and I really, really loved to dive.)

But the graphics were awesome, and so were the shipping hints. (Which is one of the main reasons for me to like these games.)
Emerald is my favorite too.
<3

Brendan and May totally love eachoter!!! LOL
Would it be weird of every Generations male and female protagonists were romantically linked?

Mirari
July 13th, 2009, 09:42 AM
I must agree with you, ShadowLugia, I like the games but not so much as the older ones... (I couldn't quote your post for some reason >_<)

1- I have played Emerald just once, so I don't know much about the Battle Frontier... it looks like a place where you can spend a good time and effort, but I think it's take too long to gain something intersting and useful there.

2- There are underwater areas, but yes, the wter routes are kinda boring... and there are few pokes to be found there (most places are filled with Tentacools...). Trainers usually use the same pokemons, but it's happen on trainers who are on land too. Maybe not often because there are more pokes who lives in land than on water, but it does.

3- I liked who much the graphics changed (because I never liked GSC style), but for some reason I didn't like the newer style as well... It looks way more colorful, but I don't know it could be better... as you said, water routes are boring, but who they could be different? I didn't play Diamond, but there might be some innovations which I don't know...

These are my thoughts, I liked who many things changed, but I think I'm too much exigent x) No more night graphics, different Safari Zone, didn't like pokeblocks and contests... I think I liked GSC more than any other version, so I look only for negative points on other games =(

sorry for the long post x)

littleangelamy22
July 13th, 2009, 11:13 AM
R/S/E Are really fun for me. I love the water, so thats not a problem, but the thing that really annoyed me was Feebas and Nosepass. I can never find either, it's so frustrating. On other games, it's just been easier for me to find the elusive pokemon, but to me, those 2 are impossible.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
July 13th, 2009, 02:28 PM
I do like the 3rd generation, I'm actually playing Emerald at the moment :P

IcyArceusRider
July 14th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Oh yes, the 3rd gen contests were WAY BETTER than the Super Contests of 4th gen! They just made it worse by adding the dance competition, if you ask me.

FreakyLocz14
July 15th, 2009, 12:44 AM
I didn't like the music as much as other generations, particularly the Gym Leader battles and E4 battles.

I agree the Gym Leader music did suck.

Oh yes, the 3rd gen contests were WAY BETTER than the Super Contests of 4th gen! They just made it worse by adding the dance competition, if you ask me.

Yes I actually became a Contest Master (got a Master Rank ribbon in every category) in my Ruby Version. For D/P/Plat I have like two Contest ribbons the Super Contests just don't appeal to me. It's more than just the dance competition too the entire mechanics of it was changed.

Wings Don't Cry
July 15th, 2009, 01:41 AM
I, myself quite enjoyed R/S/E and I don't see why people would hate it or the pokemon in it, but I understand if someone hated fr/lg since I personally found that quite a let down, especially with the tiles and battle scenes.

Back to the R/S/E thing, I notice a lot of people when comparing new and old stuff they always say something like " Gen4 wasn't really good they lost originality and are out of ideas but at least it wasn't as bad as Gen3", then I'm just like wtf, in the old Gens you had a bull pokemon(Tauros), a giant cow(Miltank) and a ball with eyes(Voltorb), those are real original, then with Gen3 and Gen 4 you have guys like Garchomp, I don't even know what he's meant to be, he's like everything combined togeather and don't forget about Metagross, he's like one of the most original designs out there.

So for all you Gen 3 haters, stop being hypocrites

Lance
July 15th, 2009, 02:36 AM
When I bought Emerald,it was awesome moment for me...Oh I just loved some Pokemon (Gardevoir,Banette and Swampert)

Every generations are good..

Obsession
July 15th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Thats a new one on me, I haven't really heard of a bad word of generation 3 anywhere :O
Its a very good game, lucious graphics and alot of places to explore. Without gen 3, there is no gen 4.

derozio
July 15th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Thats a new one on me, I haven't really heard of a bad word of generation 3 anywhere :O
Its a very good game, lucious graphics and alot of places to explore. Without gen 3, there is no gen 4.
Yeah. It was not bad but wasn't really liked much by the people. But I don't think that they are hated.
They were just a little worse compared to the other games.

machinegun777
July 15th, 2009, 05:37 AM
I enjoyed playing R/S/E too. There wasn't anything really specific that I liked about it.

Zeta Patchouli
July 15th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I love the third generation.

Except Ruby and Sapphire. These two games seemed incomplete, actually. Emerald, Fire Red, and Leaf Green are good, but I hate R/S. They're okay, but not on the level of Gold/Silver/Crystal or Platinum.

Emerald is actually my second favorite game in the whole series, only behind Platinum.

Actually, ever since Hoenn, each main game before the 'Master' (ie: Platnium, Emerald) the games seemed incomplete. Seriously. But that's my own opinion.