Pokemon Emerald Version

Game Boy Advance
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 722 Ratings

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  • Summary: Like previous Pokémon games, Emerald challenges you to collect, trade, and battle Pokémon. In this extension of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, you must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from expanding and taking over the world of Hoenn. Help maintain the balanceLike previous Pokémon games, Emerald challenges you to collect, trade, and battle Pokémon. In this extension of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, you must stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from expanding and taking over the world of Hoenn. Help maintain the balance by bringing your strategies and tactics onto all-new battlefields. In addition to single-player challenges, the game features multiplayer trading and battling with up to four players using a wireless adapter. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 95
    A fine addition to the Pokemon line-up. It is able to take everything good about Ruby and Sapphire and improve on it, both enhancing the original Ruby and Sapphire feature as well as adding new ones.
  2. Don't be fooled as I was – Pokémon Emerald is a great strategy RPG.
  3. Pokemon's winning concept refuses to crumble with age, and Emerald is as much fun as our old friends Red and Blue were back in 1998. [NGC Pocket]
  4. If you've heartily devoured Ruby and Sapphire, however, you're probably better off waiting until the next full-fledged new adventure to check out the latest improvements.
  5. The graphics and sound are GBA standard, which is to say cute but unimpressive (and reasonably tinny).
  6. Nintendo Power
    70
    Groundbreaking? No. A must-buy if you don't own Ruby or Sapphire? Absolutely. [June 2005, p.96]
  7. 60
    Without a doubt Pokémon Emerald is the best Pokémon RPG to date, but if you've played Ruby and Sapphire and didn't care enough to catch them all and memorize all of their cute little names, then there probably isn't much here for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 88
  2. Negative: 3 out of 88
  1. JackS.
    Jul 11, 2005
    10
    Best pokemon game ever!
  2. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    One of my favorite Pokémon games, with a incrible history. Bether than Fire Red or Life Green
  3. AnnaH.
    Sep 23, 2005
    10
    It was the sweetest game ever played in all of einternate!
  4. Dec 29, 2017
    10
    Jogo muito bom, os pokemons dessa geração são (MAIORIA) muito criativos, tem boas batalhas de ginásio e e uma história divertida, sem falarJogo muito bom, os pokemons dessa geração são (MAIORIA) muito criativos, tem boas batalhas de ginásio e e uma história divertida, sem falar dos diversos personagens e vilões, minha nota 10. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2013
    9
    Although this game was a Ruby/Sapphire 2.0, it had a great story, new interesting features, more pokemon events, and a Battle Frontier toAlthough this game was a Ruby/Sapphire 2.0, it had a great story, new interesting features, more pokemon events, and a Battle Frontier to explore. It was 200 hours of my childhood. Expand
  6. Aug 1, 2018
    9
    personally,this game is my favorite mainline pokemon game today because of the unique pokemon of hoenn and the EVs and IVs mechanic waspersonally,this game is my favorite mainline pokemon game today because of the unique pokemon of hoenn and the EVs and IVs mechanic was updated to include better customisation of pokemon stats and also secret bases are awesome. also while still being simple,the story was more detailed and a bit more epic then previous entries. with all of the good things i said about this game i have to say one bad thing and it that the game is pretty slow like ruby and sapphire but this is a normal thing for pokemon games.last thing i wanna say is that i didn't play ruby or sapphire just this game and all the things i said about them are only based around gameplay i watched. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2020
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Tiene un ritmo muy poco atrayente, poco se puede decir de un Mapa donde TODO es Agua y el contenido es incluso mas Interesante en FireRed. Los Villanos no tienen sentido, no hay presion verdadera para poder salvar un mundo retratado de manera simplista y incluso tan caricaturesca como el Anime Expand

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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
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#1 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005