The third generation of Pokémon concludes with Pokémon Emerald, a remake of Ruby & Sapphire. There are improvements to graphics and some new features, but the plot is largely the same.
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Japan||16th September 2004|
|America||1st May 2005|
|Europe||21st October 2005|
|Australia||9th June 2005|
- Both Team Magma and Team Aqua make significant appearances in the game, although their purposes are the same: to awaken Groudon and Kyogre respectively. Rayqauza also has a more prominent role.
- A new facility, the Battle Frontier is accessible after defeating the Elite Four and Champion. It features several areas with differing rules: Battle Tower, Battle Palace, Battle Factory, Battle Pyramid, Battle Dome, Battle Arena and Battle Pike.
- A new location
Trainer Hillin which trainers must battle through as fast as possible.
- Emerald introduces move tutors that require payment. In this case it is in Battle Points from the Battle Frontier.
- After completing the Hoenn Pokédex, one of the Johto starters Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile can be received from Professor Birch.
- The Sootopolis Gym leader from Ruby/Sapphire, Wallace, is now the Pokémon League Champion. A new trainer Juan has taken his place as gym leader.
- Gym leaders can be rematched after defeating the Elite Four. All rematches use the double battle format.
- Deoxys is encountered in its Speed Forme instead of its Normal Forme (Ruby/Sapphire), Attack Forme (FireRed) or Defense Forme (LeafGreen).
The Hoenn starters: Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip
Several Hoenn Pokémon are not available during the course of the game, though they are available from either or both of Emerald's predessors, Ruby & Sapphire, as noted below. Kanto/Johto Pokémon that are not part of the Hoenn Pokédex must be obtained from FireRed or LeafGreen.