Talk:Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions

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First- and second-generation Pokemon

I've been searching for a while for answers, but can't seem to find any. The Pokedex description table on each Pokemon page leads me to assume so, but can first- and second-generation Pokemon (such as Charizard or Lugia) be obtained in Sapphire and Ruby? And if so, how can this be accomplished? // SzayelAporro 21:35, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

By Trading with a game that can catch those Pokemon. In that example, Charizard is obtained from FireRed or LeafGreen, and Lugia from Pokemon XD.--PikamasterADV 21:36, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Yep. Or you could use a GameShark, but that ruins the fun. As long as you've gotten the Sapphire and Ruby in FRLG, you can trade with RS. All 386 Pokémon as of Gen III can be traded freely among Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Colosseum, and XD, and Box can connect to R/S/E/FR/LG to do direct transfers so long as the game has 100 Pokémon caught in its Pokédex. TTEchidna GSDS! 04:02, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. You've no idea how stressed looking for a simple answer was making me. One more question, however: when you do catch said Pokemon, is a new section for a National Pokedex added or what? I'm curious to know how the games handle this. // SzayelAporro 22:32, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
In RS, as soon as a trade is made with FRLG the National Dex is unlocked. In FRLG and Emerald, the National Dex is unlocked after the Elie Four are defeated for the first time, if certain things are met. TTEchidna GSDS! 07:13, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


With the berry glitch, this occurred on my game, but after a while It went away and now it works again. How is that possible o.O? Mickel The Vain 06:12, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

...odd. Good question. Maybe it's because it's a glitch, and it really does go away sometimes, but not certainly. TTEchidna GSDS! 07:12, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Should we mention that the backspites on the Generation I and II pokemon have been revamped from G/S/C? -Dean

Yes we should. BlueJirachi 03:06, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Um... why? The entire game was revamped just because they had a new system. The back sprites weren't changed any more than any other aspect of the game. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 03:10, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Take a look at Celebi's back sprite for Ruby and Sapphire. It's a revamped version of the original sprite in G/S/C.BlueJirachi 15:48, 5 June 2008 (UTC)


From Meowth to Deoxys, many of the R/B sprites are missing from the sprite tables. One day, we should fix that as a team; it would be too much work for one person.--☆Tavisource 06:19, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Don't you mean RS, or did you mean RB? Gligar 19:28, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Official R/S and FR/LG Sites back up

Pages updated to reflect this. Emerald was not put back up for some reason. Captain Skank 22:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


Should we include the dual-slot mode Pokémon in Generation IV? I would love to. (And maybe for the other gen III games, too) 1337Fire ►strike! 18:47, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I added a "Compatibility" section, and will tack this onto all articles that do not make mention of it already. — THE TROM — 23:10, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Clock issue?

I read on the Silver and Gold page about the in-cartridge battery wearing out and the save files failing. Will this happen with Ruby and Sapphire games even though the in-cartridge battery only runs the clock? If so, I'd better start migrating like crazy.--QX Deoxys 14:57, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Late answer, too late. But I have a Ruby game that was used, from my cousin <3, thankfully. But, it has problems with the battery, but the save game file can be lost. But only if the battery has problems. (If the internal battery runs dry, that is NOT one of the problems) Chocos0 05:45, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Is this good trivia?

"Ruby and Sapphire are the only paired versions to have different antagonists in each game"? --PagemasterArtemis (talk) 18:12, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Alpha & Omega

Should someone start writing about the upcoming Pokémon OmegaRuby & AlphaSapphire versions (the remakes of Ruby & Sapphire), i.e. mentioning it in this one? Or is it too soon to start? Bowserbros (talk) 00:19, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Only thing that is really needed is a mention in the intro that they were remade. --HoennMaster 01:44, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
If Alpha/Omega haven't been released, they're not really "remade" (past tense) yet. (This is what the intro currently says.) If you want to mention them, for the time being, it should say something like Alpha/Omage are remakes of RuSa due to be released for Generation VI. (Would a staff member like to effect such a change?) Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:04, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
They may not be released yet, but development of them has been underway for a while, and they have plenty of gameplay completed at this point. --HoennMaster 05:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit request

Coud someone change the Cool/Smart/etc links in the Pokémon Contests section to link directly to their new/correct pages? Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

The title of the page should stay the same.

It has been suggested that the title of this article be renamed "Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire." I'm okay with the suggestion, but even though other territories don't use the word "version," North America does, so we should refer to them by their full North American names. Thank you. Crunchdog29 (talk) 23:28, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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