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Pokemon Sapphire GBA

Despite the fact that relatively little has changed in Pokemon Sapphire on GBA compared to older versions, it's still incredibly addictive. Not just for youngsters... because it's just a good RPG.

RPG | science fiction | turn-based | 2D | Pokemon | classic RPG | Nintendo exclusive titles

Pokemon Sapphire Release Date GBA

17March2003

developer: Nintendo publisher: Nintendo Official website

English language game language: English

The next generation of Pokémon games are bigger, better, and more addictive than ever before! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire feature an all-new storyline, awesome new Pokémon and the same great RPG gameplay that has made the series so successful. The race to Catch 'Em All is on again!

Features

* Become the world's greatest Pokémon Master by defeating the region's top Pokémon Trainers and Gym Leaders.

* Develop detailed strategies as you compete in all-new 2-on-2 Pokémon battles.

* Discover dozens of Pokémon you've never seen before as you explore the region of Hoenn.

* See how your Pokémon stack up against the competition in new Pokémon Contests!

One of the coolest new additions to Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire is the 2-on-2 battle system. Link up with three friends to battle in teams, or battle two Trainers at once as you travel through Hoenn. Since each Pokémon offers a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, doubling the number that can battle at once adds immeasurably to the games' richness and depth.

Pokémon Contests are a totally new feature in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. These special events are like best-of-show competitions for your prized Pokémon. At each Pokémon Contest, you compete against three Pokémon in five kinds of contests -- Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart and Tough. Each contest type emphasizes certain Pokémon conditions, and each contest has four ranks -- Normal, Super, Hyper and Master -- that a Pokémon must pass through on its way to the top.

The region of Hoenn is home to dozens of Pokémon you've never seen before, along with some returning favorites as well. To collect them all, you'll need to explore every last nook and cranny of the region, and of course you'll also have to trade with your friends. At the beginning of the game, you'll get to choose one of three new Pokémon to start your collection: Treecko, a Grass-Type Pokémon; Torchic, a Fire-Type Pokémon; and Mudkip, a Water-Type Pokémon.

Bottom Line

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire truly take the Pokémon experience to the next level. With new Pokémon, 2-on-2 battles, an all-new region to explore and a ton of other advances, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are the perfect match for any RPG fan -- whether you're a Pokémon fanatic

Game mode: single / multiplayer  

User score: 8,4 / 10 based on 772 votes.

PEGI rating Pokemon Sapphire

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

Pokemon Sapphire System requirements

Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

  • Uses:
  • link-cable
  • additionally (GBA): link-cable
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