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What made Generation III of Pokémon so special?

Its been almost 20 years since critically acclaimed Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire games were released back in ‘02 for Game Boy Advance. The Ruby & Sapphire games came out during a time period when the Pokémon series was arguably at the peak of its popularity as it relates to the 00’s decade. When it comes down to which generation of Pokémon was the best everyone has their own respective opinions; but there is no question whatsoever that Generation III is where the gameplay within the Pokémon series had became significantly better in comparison to its predecessors. It was Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire that introduced double battles & multi battles to the video game series; along with the introduction of innate abilities which help shaped Pokémon battles in addition to nature feature which added more realism to the gameplay. Even though, Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire utilized a similar type of formula its predecessors did in relation to linear storytelling & gameplay; the new features it had greatly contributed to the amount of interest fans had for the game itself. The graphics for Ruby & Sapphire were significantly better than what we got during the first two generations of Pokémon. The graphics and world design in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire looked more like something you would see on the SNES during the 90’s. As it related to commercial success Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire ended up becoming the best selling video games on Game Boy Advance. Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire managed to reach over 16 million copies in sales on GBA with Pokémon Emerald from ‘04 reaching 7 million copies sold. Generation III of Pokémon was a huge reason why Game Boy Advance was as popular as it was during the early 00’s.

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