Pokemon Sapphire ROM

pokemon sapphire rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is about 35½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 203 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Once you defeat Norman (5th gym), you will either be approached by Wally's father once you leave, or if you go into his house (building immediately west of the gym) and speak to him, he'll give it to you.

Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire is pretty much the same game except for the differences in Team Aqua and Magma.

In Emerald, both teams are equally important, both clash with each other with their conflicting motives. Both legendary Pokémon are awoken and the player has to wake Rayquaza up to stop the chaotic fight between the two Pokémon.

In Ruby/Sapphire you have to capture or defeat Groudon/Kyogre, where as in Emerald, you have to wake up Rayquaza.

There is no specific best game out of them, its up to you to choose which one you want. While I prefer Emerald as it gives me a chance to see Rayquaza stopping their fight.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

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Additional Information

Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version are 2002 role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. They are the first installments in the third generation of the Pokémon video game series, also known as the “advanced generation”. After years of Nintendo being the sole publisher of the franchise in all regions, The Pokémon Company co-published the games for the first time since the establishment of the joint-owned company in 1998. They were first released in Japan in late 2002, and internationally in 2003. Pokémon Emerald, an enhanced version, was released two years later in each region. Remakes of the two games, titled Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, were released for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in November 2014, exactly twelve years to the date of the original Ruby and Sapphire release date, with the exception of Europe, where it released a week later.

The gameplay is mostly unchanged from the previous games; the player controls the main character from an overhead perspective, and the controls are largely the same as those of previous games. As with previous games, the main objectives are to catch all of the Pokémon in the games and defeat the Elite Four; also like their predecessors, the games’ main subplot involves the player character defeating a criminal organization that attempts to take over the region. New features, such as double battles, Pokémon abilities, and 135 new Pokémon were added. Owing to the increased capabilities of the Game Boy Advance, four players may be connected to each other at a time instead of the previous limit of two. Additionally, the games can be connected to an e-Reader or other third-generation Pokémon games.

Ruby and Sapphire received mostly positive reviews, though critics were divided in their assessment of the games, especially on the gameplay and graphics. Most of the complaints focused on gameplay not changing much in relation to previous generations, and connectivity issues versus past generations of the series. With over 16.22 million copies sold, they were a commercial success and became the best-selling games for the Game Boy Advance; The games sold less than previous generations with Red and Blue having sold nearly 31 million units worldwide, and Gold and Silver selling over 23 million units.

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Pokemon Sapphire

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Release Date

Japan: November 21, 2002
North America: March 19, 2003
Australia: April 3, 2003
Europe: July 25, 2003





Game Boy Advance


USA, Europe


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