Originally Posted by lu1z
Maybe the save file is corrupted, where did you buy them by the way?
That may be the reason because i bought a used FireRed and it happens to me also.
I bought them from Play.com. They're good for games though, I got Gears of War 2: Limited Edition for the same price as the original game, and it was new.
Some of the...covering thing on the cartridge that says "Pokemon Ruby" and the red background was slightly torn when I got it. Sapphire's fine though.