Pokemon Emerald is the fifth and final release for the Generation III Pokemon game series. Emerald is a remake of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire with tons of new features and improvements. The legendary dual type (Dragon/Flying) Pokemon has awakened, and it’s the perfect time to show your skills. Face those challenges to attain your goal of collecting all badges and defeating the foes.
Japan: September 16, 2004
America: May 1, 2005
Europe: October 21, 2005
Australia: June 9, 2005
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Cheats, Videos, and ROM hacking
Just like FireRed, LeafGreen, and other previous game versions, Pokemon Emerald does also support cheats. However, most cheats only work for US version ROMs.
You can also find emerald based ROM hacks, although modifying Emerald ROMs is not as much popular as with FireRed, there are still good Emerald ROM hacks such as Pokemon Mega Power and Pokemon Glazed.
Talking about the Gameplay of Pokemon Emerald, there’s almost no difference with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire – but with lots of new features and improvements such as Wireless linking (Also available in FireRed and LeafGreen), team battle, inserted music from FireRed and LeafGreen.
Much like the previous Pokemon game versions, you can walk on grasses, explore caves, travel on water, fly and more. As you go through the game, you will meet Team Magma and Team Aqua, and both teams carry one goal to awaken Groudon and Kyogre.
Just like in Pokemon Sapphire, you can find the hideout of Team Aqua in Lilycove City while the hideout of Team Magma is now in a hidden cave located at Jagged Pass. You can unseal the hideouts of both teams by defeating the twin gym leaders of Mossdeep City Tate and Liza.
There are so much more fun and cool things you can do in Emerald, and you can only experience it as you play the game.