The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Main Series Pokémon Gaming > Third Generation
Reload this Page RubySapphireEmerald Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald?
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Daily Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Third Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.

View Poll Results: Which is your favorite?
Pokémon Ruby 26 10.04%
Pokémon Sapphire 29 11.20%
Pokémon Emerald 204 78.76%
Voters: 259. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old September 5th, 2013 (3:25 PM).
Jill Valentine's Avatar
Jill Valentine Jill Valentine is offline
Nexios Leader
Join Date: Jan 2012
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 9
I'm going with Emerald too had alot of new stuff although it still didn't have johto though
September 28th Daylight, the monsters have overtaken the city somehow....I'm still alive...
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old September 27th, 2013 (2:55 AM).
AluminiumOxide's Avatar
AluminiumOxide AluminiumOxide is offline
Aka Ansirent
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: India
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 874
emerald is best i think. you can also go to battle frointer in Emerald but not in R/S. Emerald is A Directors cut game of R/S and its good then R/S but its harder then both of this game

My Club |Paired With IndianCharizard |

Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2013 (7:10 AM).
Guardian's Avatar
Guardian Guardian is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Distortion World
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 2,461
Well, theoretically speaking, Emerald wins in every single way since it's same as S/R, but better. Apart from some exclusive Pokemon Emerald has.

However, Sapphire will always be the first game I've played so in a way I will always remember of that.

"The future you see is the future you get."
Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2013 (2:48 PM).
Castform's Avatar
Castform Castform is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Weather Institute in Hoenn
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 16,732
Send a message via Skype™ to Castform
Emerald is not only my favorite game of this trio, but my favorite game of all time. I find it to be flawless and I can play it countless times. GF really outdid themselves with this game.

Pair | The Treehouse | The PokéCommunity League | Showdown
Avatar drawn by Hamgaleo :^)
Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2013 (9:35 PM).
Ari Niko's Avatar
Ari Niko Ari Niko is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Hoenn
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 192
Emerald >>>>>>>>>>>>

The game was just stunning, everything about it. I also really liked facing both teams rather than just one (though it seemed as if Magma was more an ally than an enemy)
5026-4431-0126 - 3DS FC | Soundcloud
Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2013 (5:25 PM).
GreyVirgo's Avatar
GreyVirgo GreyVirgo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: With Miley...... Twerking!
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 237
Emerald to the Max! Emerald's the best because you can get the legendary trio (Kyogre,Groudon,Rayquaza) in the game and I like other features that Gamefreak added to the game as Ruby and Sapphire were the base but they were boring but the Thing that I like most in Emerald is the Battle Frontier.
Pair: Saturnus

Other Forums Im In:

EGC Account: Grey
PHO Account: XLR8
LV Account: Grey

Contact: PM or VM

"I love making out with lamps!" - Nigahiga
Reply With Quote
Old October 20th, 2013 (4:57 PM).
mrpokemonxy mrpokemonxy is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 15
Gotta say emerald because storyline is bigger and more events to do.
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2013 (12:52 PM).
Nick Nick is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Age: 18
Posts: 5,216
I like Emerald the best, because it was my very first Pokémon game. After beating it, Ruby and Sapphire just seemed to barren for me to fully enjoy. :/
Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2013 (10:27 AM).
devastatinq's Avatar
devastatinq devastatinq is offline
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: the Netherlands
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 5
I personally love Emerald the most, as others do too, for the same reasons, actually.
There's just those minor differences that make it a better game, in my opinion.
Prepare for trouble...
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013 (6:08 AM).
ilias_'s Avatar
ilias_ ilias_ is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greece
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 547
I never bought Emerald because my cousin had it and we were playing Pokemon together back then. I can see why people prefer it over Ruby&Sapphire but my favorite is Sapphire for nostalgic reasons
3DS Friend Code: 2595 0605 8229

Pokémon X
Friend Safari:
Type: Fire.
Pokémon: Slugma, Magmar & Braixen.
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013 (8:42 AM).
Gardevoir the Dragon Slayer's Avatar
Gardevoir the Dragon Slayer Gardevoir the Dragon Slayer is offline
Element of Harmony
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Fortree City, Hoenn
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 1,257
Ruby I guess, I wanted Sapphire but they only had ruby in the shop. But I think it works better a Team Magma as the bad guys and Team Aqua as the good guys.
Am not to keen on Emerald beacuse I preferred it when one team was bad and the other good, plus Steven is better as the Champion rather than Wallace.
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013 (10:07 AM).
Kikaito plush's Avatar
Kikaito plush Kikaito plush is offline
Angeline plushxKikaito plush
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: plushies resort
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 4,922
Pokemon Saphire because Team Aqua are the villain( which is usual for an ninja to like pirates)
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2013 (10:17 AM).
Pike Queen's Avatar
Pike Queen Pike Queen is offline
La Exorcista
Crystal Tier
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Battle Pike, Battle Frontier Hoenn
Gender: Female
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 80
Emerald because you get to battle both teams, and double battle with Steven FTW. <3

Banner made by a friend on another forum!

"What an excellent day for an exorcism."

If you play Mario Kart Wii or Brawl online, let meh know!
Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2013 (2:02 AM).
TheRestlessSoul's Avatar
TheRestlessSoul TheRestlessSoul is offline
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Melbourne
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 45
I prefer emerald as it was my first game i ever got and it just has all these extra features such as the battle frontier, which was really great but it also had may smaller differences, such as the click that the poke ball made when the pokemon was caught.. things like that made it just that little bit better to me
Currently Playing: Pokemon Y

3DS Friend Code: 0619-4568-7335

Friend Safari:

National Dex Completion: 51%

Shiny Pokemon:
Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2013 (8:11 AM).
Sopheria's Avatar
Sopheria Sopheria is offline
Hearts and Flowers
Crystal Tier
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: 深き海の彼方
Gender: Female
Nature: Modest
Posts: 4,822
I'd have to say Emerald is the best. Like others said, it's the little things. The Battle Frontier was great, I liked fighting both Team Aqua and Team Magma, and it majorly improved the double battle system. Ruby and Sapphire seemed like they were still kind of testing the waters with double battles, like a prototype or something. Emerald is where it really shines. The one thing I don't really care for in Emerald is how you have to wait until you get to Lilycove to do the Pokemon contests. The contests were really fun, but in Emerald you have to wait until you're practically done with the game to do them.

But Emerald is definitely the best of the three IMO.
Paired with Lostelle, Sukyandaru, and Dragon

Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2013 (3:10 PM).
LegendaryBulbasaur's Avatar
LegendaryBulbasaur LegendaryBulbasaur is offline
Join Date: Dec 2013
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 2
Emerald hands down
1.More Pokemon
2.Extra Features
3.More Double Battles :3
Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2013 (6:12 PM).
Mara's Avatar
Mara Mara is offline
All your base are belong to us
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: America
Gender: Other
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 326
Send a message via Skype™ to Mara
I liked Ruby a lot because you got to battle Team Magma :p But I really loved Emerald because you were able to battle both teams and it had new features.
Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2013 (6:57 PM).
大輔's Avatar
大輔 大輔 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United States
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 270
I played Sapphire first and then Ruby I think... but Emerald topped both of the other ones because it was a mixture of Ruby and Sapphire.

Credit goes to PaperJoey
BW2 Champions

Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2013 (7:28 PM).
SnailCandy's Avatar
SnailCandy SnailCandy is offline
Bass Dropper
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Drowning in a Sea of Apathy
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 61
I prefer Emerald on almost all terms except that it's missing some of my favorite pokemon. The biggest offender is Masquerain, who is in my top 5 Bug pokemon conceptually. Other than that, I generally take Emerald and any of the 3rd in the set of any of the generations. Yellow, Crystal, Platinum, you name it!

"It takes someone strong to stand up for themselves, yet someone stronger to stand up for others" ~Unknown
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:06 AM.

Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity™,
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity / Poké
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.

Use of PokéCommunity Assets
vB Optimise by DragonByte Technologies Ltd © 2016.