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Discussion of Generation III: Reception
Seven spin-off Pokémon games are based on Generation III: [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]], [[Pokémon Channel]], [[Pokémon Dash]], {{ga|Pokémon Ranger}}, [[Pokémon Trozei!]], and [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]].
 
==DiscussionHoenn ofthematic Generation IIImotif==
While the opinion of the fandom shifts from time to time, Generation III is notable for drawing the most criticism for the series yet. The sense of a reboot when players were thrust into Hoenn (which excludes 184 of the older 251 Pokémon from availability) with no way to recover their old Pokémon drew ire from some fans. The game also saw a jump in newly introduced Legendary Pokémon, with 10 more introduced, a significant increase from Generation II, which only introduced 6.
 
Later games improved this, however, with Emerald's return to Hoenn being a welcome addition to the series (and including the first {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in the series as well). FireRed and LeafGreen brought back nostalgic fans who decided to pass on Hoenn's primary paired versions, as well as bringing new fans to the Kanto region, only previously available in its fullest state on the [[Game Boy]].
 
===Hoenn thematic motif===
The third generation of Pokémon games were more directed towards nature and relationships. The three starters were collectively more symbolic to their elements than previous starters: {{p|Mudkip}} is based on a fish which thrives only in {{t|Water}}, {{p|Torchic}} is a chick (which, in the real world, needs warmth in order to hatch) holding its {{t|Fire}} internally, and {{p|Treecko}} is a gecko that lives only in forests with {{t|Grass}}. The main antagonists were either [[Team Magma]] and/or [[Team Aqua]] who want to expand the land or sea respectively. Once they awaken one of the Legendary Pokémon {{p|Kyogre}} or {{p|Groudon}}, the world is flooded by rain or dried by drought. It's up to the player to set nature back on course by defeating their version's mascot or capturing it. Hoenn's people are far more attuned to nature than previous regions: [[Fortree City]] is built alongside Pokémon in the trees, while [[Pacifidlog Town]] is built on wooden rafts in the sea atop a {{p|Corsola}} colony, even though Corsola cannot be found there in the games. With {{m|Secret Power}}, a player can make a [[Secret Base]] out of trees, caves, or clumps of grass.
 
There are far more Pokémon that share relationships with other Pokémon in this generation of games, especially the Legendary Pokémon. The [[Legendary titans]] are an obvious example of this; however, the game mascots all share a relationship as the [[weather trio]]. {{p|Latios}} and {{p|Latias}} are both Eon Pokémon that must be chased around the region. Pokémon such as {{p|Lunatone}}, {{p|Illumise}}, {{p|Plusle}}, and {{p|Wailord}} are related to other Pokémon, namely {{p|Solrock}}, {{p|Volbeat}}, {{p|Minun}}, and {{p|Relicanth}}, in relationships ranging from explicit to loose symbiosis, to intense rivalry in the case of {{p|Zangoose}} and {{p|Seviper}}.
 
==Reception==
While the opinion of the fandom shifts from time to time, Generation III is notable for drawing the most criticism for the series yet. The sense of a reboot when players were thrust into Hoenn (which excludes 184 of the older 251 Pokémon from availability) with no way to recover their old Pokémon drew ire from some fans. The game also saw a jump in newly introduced Legendary Pokémon, with 10 more introduced, a significant increase from Generation II, which only introduced 6.
 
Later games improved this, however, with Emerald's return to Hoenn being a welcome addition to the series (and including the first {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in the series as well). FireRed and LeafGreen brought back nostalgic fans who decided to pass on Hoenn's primary paired versions, as well as bringing new fans to the Kanto region, only previously available in its fullest state on the [[Game Boy]].
 
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