READ FIRST: What's New in Emerald Version?
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Now that Pokémon Emerald Version has been out in Japan for over a month now, the numerous differences between R/S and Emerald are now known...so, what's new in Emerald that wasn't in Ruby or Sapphire Version?
There are many new pokémon in Emerald Version that weren't in R/S, and there are only a few pokémon that aren't available in Emerald that were in R/S.
The following pokémon are in R/S, but not catchable in Emerald:
There are also a few legendary pokémon in Emerald that weren't in R/S:
-Deoxys (new form)
Emerald Version has all of the legendary pokémon that were in R/S (yes...BOTH Groudon and Kyogre)
However, only ONE of Lati@s can be caught, and you get to choose which one appears!
There are many new pokémon in Emerald Version that weren't in R/S:
EV Reducing Berries
In Emerald Version, the following berries raise Tameness and reduce their respective EV by 10 when used on a pokémon. It's not clear right now whether there is a limit as to how many of these berries you can give to the same pokémon:
Pomeg Berry: HP
Kelpsy Berry: Attack
Qualot Berry: Defense
Hondew Berry: Special Attack
Grepa Berry: Special Defense
Tamato Berry: Speed
In this new game, when breeding, there is a 50% chance that the child will inherit the Nature of one of the parents, if they're holding an everstone.
No IV Inheritance Duplicating
In R/S, 3 IVs were randomly passed down from the parents when breeding, however it was possible for both parents to give the same stat, resulting in only 2 IVs being passed on. In Emerald, the parents can't give the same IV, allowing for three IVs to be passed ALWAYS.
This is a new area in the Desert that you can only access after you talk to the Ruin Maniac in Fallarbor Town. It's a tower that you'll need the Mach Bike to get through, since there are areas of cracked floor inside, very much like the Sky Pillar. At the top, you'll find both the Root and Claw Fossils. You have to choose which one you want, and then leave. (You can catch Trapinch and Sandshrew inside)
Once you leave, the tower sinks into the sand, along with the fossil you didn't choose. But once you beat the Elite Four, go to the tunnel where the Ruin Maniac is located, after the E4. There will then be a door leading to an underground tunnel, which stretches across Hoenn. At the end of the tunnel is the second fossil (It sinks under the desert). Wild Pokemon here are Ditto. (thanks to Kamon for submitting where the second fossil is located)
[To be continued...]
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw
If you've a ready mind
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind.
Last edited by paperfairy; 08-16-2005 at 04:48 PM.