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Generation III

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Centering around {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}} on the [[Game Boy Advance]], released in 2002 and 2004 respectively (2003 and 2005 outside of Japan), Generation III broke from the continuous storyline that had been established between [[Generation I]] and [[Generation II]], opting instead to move players to the [[Hoenn]] region, an island [[region]] disconnected from [[Kanto]] and [[Johto]]. The games themselves are incompatible with the previous two generations as well, initially causing many complaints due to the unavailability of many popular Generation I and II Pokémon in Ruby and Sapphire. This problem was remedied, however, between the release of Hoenn's paired versions and third version, with remakes of Generation I's {{game|Red and Green|s}} appearing as {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}} on the Game Boy Advance, as well as [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]] on the [[Nintendo GameCube|GameCube]].
 
Details in the Hoenn- and Kanto-based games reveal that the storyline of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald is most likely contemporaneous with that of FireRed and LeafGreen (and due to this, most likely contemporaneous with Generation I as well), placing Generation III three years before Generation II and [[Generation IV]], themselves contemporaneous.
 
==Advances in gameplay==
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