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Generation III

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Unless you can give me hard evidence that i and iii and ii and iv are contemporaneous, my edit is true. I've posted on many discussion pages and no one has been able to give me solid evidence.
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 hint that the storyline of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald is contemporaneous with that of FireRed and LeafGreen (and due to this, contemporaneous with Generation I as well), placing Generation III three years before Generation II and [[Generation IV]], themselves contemporaneous. This is only, however, a speculation.
==Advances in gameplay==