Pokemon Ruby is an RPG developed for Game Boy Advance and is one of the first installments of the third generation Pokemon game series. Pokemon Ruby follows a similar storyline as the predecessors where you need to capture and train Pokemon, battle the eight gyms, and the Elite Four followed by the Champion.
The game begins in the Littleroot Town, Hoenn region, and you have moved out of your home because your father has become a gym leader. On your journey, you meet Professor Birch who gives you a choice between three starter Pokemon – Torchic, Treecko, and Mudkip.
In the game, you also have to defeat Team Magma who wants to use the legendary Pokemon Groudon to expand Hoenn’s landmass. In Pokemon Ruby, a lot of changes were made to the and new features were included such as Natures, Abilities, Double Battles, etc. There are also Pokemon contests that are held in the game to judge them on the stats such as Beauty, Smart, Cool, Tough, etc.
What Game emulator to use to run this ROM?
After you have downloaded Pokemon Ruby rom, you will need to download the suitable rom emulator to run the game. For this game, you will need to download a Gameboy Advance (GBA) emulator on your PC. If you have a Windows PC, then you can download GBA emulators such as Boycott Advance 0.4, Visual Boy Advance 1.7.2, VBA10, etc. For Mac users, there is VisualBoyAdvance 2.0.2.
Three Related Games
If you loved this game, then here are a few other similar games that you might be interested in playing too:
Pokemon Sapphire was released along with Pokemon Ruby and both of them introduced 135 new Pokemon to the game series. In Pokemon Sapphire, you have the same journey but you have to face Team Aqua instead of Team Magma. Also, there are several Pokemon that can be captured in the Sapphire version only so you will need to trade to capture all Pokemon.
Pokemon Heartgold is the enhanced version of Pokemon Gold with better graphics, game engine, music, etc. This game version takes place in the region of Kanto and Johto and allows you to capture legendary Pokemon such as Ho-oh and Luiga.
Pokemon Black is a fifth-generation game where the trainer captures and trains Pokemon in a new region called Unova. There are many new Pokemon introduced in this version along with new features such as season change and you can catch the legendary Pokemon Reshiram in this.