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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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite?
Pokémon Ruby 26 10.04%
Pokémon Sapphire 29 11.20%
Pokémon Emerald 204 78.76%
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    Ruby Is Good Because Cheats Working haha
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    Old July 3rd, 2013 (11:46 PM).
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      Emerald ..pretty much because of the battle frontier.
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      Old July 4th, 2013 (11:07 AM).
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        I can't stand the text they used for R/S, and they just look very sloppy in comparison to FR/LG/E. Honestly, if Zangoose and Seedot were available in Emerald (I know Seedot is, but he's too damn rare), I wouldn't have even tried Ruby.

        Emerald just looks much nicer, makes more sense and is more enjoyable than the other two, I feel.
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        Old July 5th, 2013 (11:10 PM).
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          It is Emerald because of the facility to catch all three version exclusive legendaries as well as the story line involving them all
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          Old July 27th, 2013 (9:25 PM).
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            Obviously Emerald. First of all you can catch all the legendaries ( kyogre, groudon, rayquaza and Reggies) in it. Secondly It has the battle frontier feature. Also you can find both the fossils in it
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              I choose Emerald cause for the villians there they have them both in ruby and sapphire and its way better to play as well
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              Emerald! It is my favorite game of all time and it expanded nicely on Ruby and Sapphire.
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                Emerald because it had more stuff.
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                  I think that Sapphire and Ruby are both great games in their own right but they almost feel like incomplete or beta versions for Emerald. I felt that Emerald was much more complete. So it definitely gets my top ranking out of the three.
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                    Voted for Pokemon Emerald! First i am ever played and it have more feature than R/S.
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                    Old August 1st, 2013 (7:34 AM).
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                    Emerald, because it's the most complete version of the three.
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                    My favorite is Emerald because of you can catch the 3 Main Legendaries, The Improvement of some Graphics, and the Battle Frontier.
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                      I choose Ruby partly for nostalgic reasons, but also because I like the feeling of being on the side of one of the gangs. Emerald was awesome with its added features and Pokémon, but in Emerald you have to fight against both teams and bring balance to them. That's cool and all, but I like joining up with one of them, in Ruby's case with Team Aqua which is my favorite!
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                        My first game was pokemon Ruby
                        But in my opinion Emerald was better because it had Battle Frontier, better than Battle tower
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                          Like most other people, I prefer Emerald. The sprite animations, the Battle Frontier...It kept everything good from the previous two games and added some great new features.
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                          I prefer Pokémon Emerald due to all the reasons that's been stated thus far. Also, if you had the correct tickets in this game, you were able to access Birth Island and Navel Rock and catch Ho-oh, Lugia, and Deoxys. I've had a lot of fun playing this game. According to my save file, I've played this game for a total of 654 hours. xD"
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                            Love Emerald. It was my first Pokemon game and yet the best :3
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                            I would have to say Emerald. It's the sister game of Ruby and Sapphire, and it has more. You can catch both Kyogre and Groudon. You can also catch Rayquaza which is a kick-__ Pokemon! It was also my second Pokemon game ever! :3
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                              Ruby, because it's the only one of the three I've played :O Plus I like Groudon And it's Red! Yay Red!
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                                I like Ruby because I like Groudon. :3 I think it's awesome
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                                  Emerald takes, the cake, and why shouldn't it? Ruby and Sapphire are both great games, and emerald only improved on them. I love the added features like the pokenav, as well as the new places, like trainer hill and the battle tents. The story was more enjoyable, having both teams as villians and getting to battle with Steven (one of my favorite moments), and then of course, there's the battle frontier. What more do you need?
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                                    IMO emerald's the better, even tho i picked sapphire. I should've picked Emerald, but my friend had sapphire too, and i picked that because of migrating '
                                    Also, i remember taking his team from sapphire and him restarting. Good times :D
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                                      Emerald is the best, and everyone would say this too.
                                      Its new features (Battle Frontier, Match Call, etc.) are great.
                                      We can battle Team Aqua & Magma in one game, great huh?
                                      Also, Rayquaza is the best in the trio. :D
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                                      Emerald without a doubt. You get both Team Magma and Team Aqua in game, and alongside Pokémon Contests you have the Battle Tents, Trainer Hill, and so much more including the Battle Frontier!
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                                      The obvious answer here would be Emerald, because it's the improved version of Ruby and Sapphire. You pretty much get everything you got in the original duo and then some. However, my answer stands as all of the above. Despite Emerald's apparent advantages, I could play any of these three games again, regardless of the version, and enjoy it just as much. And trust me, I've done. Many times.
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