You heard that right, Remakes of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the most "hated" generation in Pokémon history and the most underrated games are getting remakes. The entire community was abuzz when the news was announced Wednesday, May 7th. What am I talking about, the community is still in abuzz! These games are appearing to be even more hyped up than X&Y were.
Welcome Back to the Tropical Region of Hoenn!
Here's what I found interesting on the new map. It's been pointed out that PokeMarts might be returning as a separate building away from the Pokémon Center, however those blue buildings where the PokeMarts would be located could be boutiques.
There is a wall now surrounding Mauville City. There is a hill up north of Mauville City, not in the original games either, how are you supposed to go north if it's blocked by high hills?
There are a lot of islands covering the Oceans of Hoenn now, Sky Pillar is blurred out by clouds. Clouds to the South East and directly south could be hiding new islands. That "mountain range" next to Sootopolis City is new, it was not there in either the original games or in Emerald version.
There is a black mass far to the north of the map. Their definitely are not clouds in my opinion. I don't exactly know what it could be, like earlier they were not in the original games.
If you look closely enough, you can see something very strange near Sootopolis and the islands, which look very similar to Groudon and Kyogre's Markings.
Introducing Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre!
Groudon and Kyogre's new forms aren't necessary mega evolutions, instead they have somehow reverted back to their primal stage, a time when they were much more powerful.
May and Brendan Return! These Are Officially Remakes And Not Sequels! If you look closely at their wrists, you see a band, that's the Mega Ring for this game, known as the Mega Bangle.
You may have noticed in differences with Sceptile and Swampert. ...That's because they get Megas! And not just them, but Sableye and Diancie also get Megas!
Steven Stone returns in all his glory and is investigating the mystery of Mega Evolution!
Team Magma led by Maxie and his admins Tabitha and Courtney get redesigns. Grunts also get redesigns. Scientists like!
Team Aqua led by Archie and his admins Matt and Shelly also get redesigns. Grunts get one as well. They all look like pirates now!
Maxie and Arche are speculated to have Mega Bangles with them.
Mach and Acro Bike Return. Ready to do more tricks?
The Pokédex is reminiscent of the RSE Pokédex, brings back nostalgia doesn't it?
I'll add more to this article later, but for now, what do you guys want to see in the remakes?
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire release in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States on November 21st. Canada has no specific release date, but it does release in November. Europe get's the games on November 28th.