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.

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Old April 13th, 2012 (3:24 AM).
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    I personally still do; my 5...sth year old blue Game Boy Advanced still works for me But my main problem is that my DS is broken (my Metagross, Salamence, etc are all stuck in my SS and will never see the light again )

    So......Is there anybody like me who prefer (or don't have any choice but to) playing the older GBA games (like, just for the Nostalgia, replay challenges, or anything else)?
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    Old April 13th, 2012 (6:30 AM).
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      I've played all of the Pokemon games and I hated anything past GEN III.. I admit the graphics were way better than any other (handheld) Pokemon game by far but the game play was terrible. Seeing as though I liked GEN I just because it was nostalgic and then Fire Red and Leaf Green came it gave me a new way to play. And to me - GEN III brought the most to Pokemon - Party Sprites, Colour you could actually see and Legendaries (to me) that actually seemed like legendary creatures - in the legend form as in myth and strength. If there was one thing that the GBA gen lacked was access to Johto - if that was there then it would be the most popular generation of Pokemon ever. That's why I think people like GEN II because you can actually get all the Pokemon but it is impossible in GEN III.. So basically - Yes I do play my GBA games more than the new ones and I have listed reasons above why
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      Old April 13th, 2012 (6:35 AM).
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      Emerald is my favorite, and I love playing RSE for challenges or just for the sake of playing them, but I do like games newer and older than it. So, if you do the math, I probably do play RSE more than anything else. lol I know I enjoy them more than anything else... :P
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      Old April 13th, 2012 (10:37 AM).
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      I don't play it more than the newer versions but I play them often. I'm about to purchase emerald as we speak because I don't have that gen. It's the only one I'm missing so I definitely have to catch up! :D I think the reason I don't play those gens as often as the newer one would be graphics. I love technology and what can I say graphics appeal to me. If I had to go based off of gameplay though, it would probably be the same for all gens.
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      Old April 13th, 2012 (11:35 AM).
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        Generation III is personally my least favorite generation. They took out time of day, calendars, and reduced the game to 1 region instead of 2 after Generation II. I still do an Emerald or FireRed run through here and there, but as soon as I'm done with the Elite Four and whatever else I wast to do I move on to my DS games again, because Soul Silver and Platinum are so amazing.
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        Old April 13th, 2012 (1:52 PM).
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        I have a DS Lite so I am able to use the GBA slot but I use my 3DS more for the likes of Black, White, Smash etc. I don't really play them on handheld, Emulators yes but that's one of the reasons why I'd like remakes of said games to get me back into them.
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        Old April 13th, 2012 (2:04 PM).
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          Me,seriously i hate NDS games and the new B/W
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          Old April 13th, 2012 (3:05 PM).
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          I play my original gameboy more than any of the other systems. lol

          In fact, I play the GBA more than the DS as well.
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            I've played all of the Pokemon games and I hated anything past GEN III.. I admit the graphics were way better than any other (handheld) Pokemon game by far but the game play was terrible. Seeing as though I liked GEN I just because it was nostalgic and then Fire Red and Leaf Green came it gave me a new way to play. And to me - GEN III brought the most to Pokemon - Party Sprites, Colour you could actually see and Legendaries (to me) that actually seemed like legendary creatures - in the legend form as in myth and strength. If there was one thing that the GBA gen lacked was access to Johto - if that was there then it would be the most popular generation of Pokemon ever. That's why I think people like GEN II because you can actually get all the Pokemon but it is impossible in GEN III.. So basically - Yes I do play my GBA games more than the new ones and I have listed reasons above why
            Actually you can obtain all gen II Pokémon except for Celebi!
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            Also, I don't even own a DS. Everyone I know tries to get me to play the new games but I refuse to even pick one up. The Pokémon look stupid and I've heard not so good things abot them. Plus they're getting awful at naming games. "Black 2 & White 2" REALLY? How creative...I still play my Pokémon Yellow and stuff of course but I think I prefer to play gen III because it's more "fixed up"
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              I still don't own a DS and the new Pokèmon games never appealed to me.
              Only thing I would buy a DS for are the HG/SS remakes.
              I still keep playing Emerald and FireRed.
              I'm eagerly wating for a final release of the Liquid Crystal or Shiny Gold Hack!
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              Leaf Green. I haven't started over in my DS games in forever, but a couple months ago I did a complete Let's Play of Leaf Green and I'm still raising my team in there to level 100.
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              Old April 16th, 2012 (3:40 AM).
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                Oh, Emrald is the best Pokemon game for me... Firered is also one of the best... Still playing them...
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                Hey there, today, my question is: 'Do you still like 3rd Gen games?'. Well, I do. My fav is Emerald. Even though the newer generations are fun, I still think Emerald is the best. It has a lot of gimmicks & extras the newer ones don't have. The best part for me is the Battle Frontier. Oh, how I love that place. It's very exiting. So, that's why I still love Emerald. I'm looking forward to a DS remake, WITHOUT the newer gen Pokemon.
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                  My favorite generation is 3rd gen. I grew up playing 3rd gen games so there's something. Besides it having my favorite game, Emerald, it also introduced my favorite spin-off, PMD. In terms of music, PMD far outclassed Emerald. So did Colosseum, but that's my opinion.
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                  Old April 18th, 2012 (8:29 AM).
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                    3rd gen......Yeah, for me it was probably the most revolutionary moment in my Pokemon history. I mean, really, from Crystal to Sapphire! There were major changes in sprites, texture, maps, storyline, everything was awesome.

                    And also......my DS doesn't work now, so I only have me blue GB SP left!
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                      [SIZE="a"]Emerald's definitely my favorite. I thoroughly enjoy all the pokemon games, but emerald is my absolute favorite[/SIZE]
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                        I can play Fire Red & Leaf Green for weeks on end without growing bored in the slightest, RSE are okay too but it's the remakes if anything that get me hooked in a heartbeat so yeah I like the 3rd gen quite a lot because of its addictive simplicity in general.
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                          Hell yeah. I must have racked up the most playing time of any of my Pokemon games in PKMN Ruby (excluding Silver), and I still have an old save file started somewhere around 2004. Haven't touched it in quite some time though.
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                          Leaf Green only. That's seriously tied for my favorite Pokemon game (it wins out over Fire Red because of better exclusive pokemon). The Hoenn games... not so much, I don't think the region stood the test of time, and that's something not even any remakes can fix IMO. Even when new I didn't care for Hoenn's weird towns or the copious amounts of water, and those problems just became more glaring with time.

                          But I could play through Leaf Green again and again and never get tired of it xD
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                          Old April 18th, 2012 (1:20 PM).
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                          Sorry MidnightShine, but this thread kinda covers this topic already. I'll just merge them, cause this sections doesn't need anymore locked threads, lol. ;(
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                          I don't know if I play it more than the newer games, but I still am playing my GBA Pokémon games a lot. I have spent so much time at the Emerald Battle Factory over the last few months, that it's ridiculous. I have also restarted my LeafGreen recently so I've been playing that.
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                            I tend to alternate them alot so it is all pretty even for me. Hoenn, Kanto, Johto, Sinnoh, Unova... I travel to all of them every day!
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                              I rarely play the GBA games anymore, but mainly because all I have now is FireRed, and I went through a long period of time where I literally had nothing else to do than play that game. Needless to say, I'm sick of it. My Ruby eventually died and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get into Sapphire, and I ended up getting rid of it. I WANT Emerald, but given that I can never find it for a decent price, and that we're likely to get Gen III remakes soon, I'm holding off on that.
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                                I thought it was just me, but yes, I love my Emerald and Leafgreen!!! I definitely play them more than other games, and I must have played Leafgreen at least 20 times. I'm thinking of getting Ruby, Saphire, and Firered too, just because I like 3rd gen so much and wonder what playing other 3rd gen games are like. I think that the newer gens are alright (except Sinnoh!) and I hope that 3rd Gen never goes out of style!
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