Pokémon Mart Gate and Evo Gate

The Pokémon Mart Gate (Japanese: Shopゲート Shop Gate), or Mart Gate, and Evo Gate (Japanese: Evoゲート Evo Gate) are game mechanics in Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire.

The Mart Gate is the entrance to the Pokémon Mart; the Evo Gate is the entrance to the Evo Mode (to evolve a Pokémon). In both the Ruby Field and Sapphire Field, a single Gate serves as both the Mart Gate or Evo Gate; they switch their purpose based on the game context.

Mechanics

In both fields, there is a Pokémon Mart Gate by default (the entrance to the Pokémon Mart). However, in each Field, it has different designs and mechanics. That Gate converted into an Evo Gate if the player lights up the three Evolution Arrows (the three triangles with "EVO" written on them) by throwing the ball through the Left Loop (the outer passage at the left) from bottom to top.

Ruby Field mechanics

Main article: Pokémon Mart and Pokémon Center (Ruby Field)

In the Ruby Field, the building at the top right corner is a Pokémon Mart by default. The player is able to convert it into a Pokémon Center that contains the Evo Gate by turning the three Evolution Arrows on. To enter the Pokémon Mart, the player is required to hit the Mart Gate once to open it and then once more to enter it and buy an item; when the player buys an item, the Gate closes again. The Gate remains open when the Evo Mode is ready.

Sapphire Field mechanics

Main article: Plusle Switch and Minun Switch

In the Sapphire Field, there is a passage at the middle of the Plusle Switch and Minun Switch, which serves as the Pokémon Mart Gate by default. The player is able to convert it into an Evo Gate by turning the three Evolution Arrows on. To enter the Pokémon Mart, the player is required to hit both the Plusle Switch and the Minun Switch to turn off their electricity; when the player buys an item, they block the Gate again. The Gate remains open when the Evo Mode is ready.

Gallery

Ruby Field gallery

Main article: Pokémon Mart and Pokémon Center (Ruby Field)#Gallery
   
Pokémon Mart Pokémon Center

Sapphire Field gallery

Main article: Plusle Switch and Minun Switch#Gallery
 
The Gate, with the TV Screen,
Plusle, and Minun

In other languages

  • Pokémon Mart Gate
Language Title
  Japanese Shopゲート Shop Gate
  English Pokémon Mart Gate
  German Zugang Pkmn-Mart
  Italian Buca Mrkt
  Spanish Puerta Shop


  • Evo Gate
Language Title
  Japanese Evoゲート Evo Gate
  English Evo Gate
  French Accès Evolution
  German Zugang Entwicklung
  Italian Buca Evoluzione
  Spanish Puerta Evo


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