Originally, there was to be an ability introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire called "Cacophony": it was basically to prevent the wielder from being affected by any sound-based moves, such as Roar. For whatever reason, this ability was not applied to any Pokemon but rather replaced by Soundproof, which is essentially the same thing, though Cacophony remains in the ROM data.
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald marked one of the rarities in the Pokemon series: for once, you actually know who your father is. In all of the Pokemon ganes prior to and after R/S/E (at least at the time of the release of Pokemon X/Y), no mention of your father is ever made, no indication as to what happened to him. This can be interestingly drawn to the Pokemon anime in which Ash Ketchum's own father is never mentioned or seen.
Groudon, one of the legendary Pokemon introduced with Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, is the heaviest non-glitch Pokemon of all time: it weighs 2,094.4 lbs., or about 950 kg. The only Pokemon to ever surpass it is the h Poke glitch Pokemon in Pokemon Red/Blue, which weighed more than double that.
Wailord is among the Pokemon introduced with this generation, and it is also the tallest Pokemon of all time, being 47'7" (about 14.50 meters) tall, and still has retained that title throughout the years since R/S/E's release.
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald had the possibility of you using the move "Secret Power" in certain places: this would allow you to create a Secret Base, which you could decorate to your heart's content. However, these Bases only remained within R/S/E until the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in November 2014, over ten years later.
In Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the Gym Badges names are the same between the English and Japanese Versions, although all other Pokemon games (through the release of X/Y at the time of writing) have had at least one difference.
The mascot of the game, Rayquaza, has always had his name said wrong. Most people call him: Ray-qua(As in quadruplet)-za. His real name is said: Ray-qua(As in quasar)-za. This makes sense though because Rayquaza is the Sky High pokemon. Quasars are things in space so, it fits him.
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In Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there is an area called the Sky Tower, an area which reaches high above the Hoenn region into the region of air that the legendary Pokemon Rayquaza is said to inhabit. However, if you get to the top of the Tower and use a walk-through-walls code to walk on the "sky" surrounding it, the sky will ripple as you step, indicating that it is not sky but water!
If you were to look at your game's Pokedex right now, you would see, in places where you haven't actually seen the Pokemon, three concentric circles (alternating between black and white) with a question in the center. This Pokemon is the sort of "Missingno." of these games, although it's not easily reachable without hacking the game in some way: this glitch Pokemon fills up pretty much every non-Pokemon slot in the game, making it a placeholder Pokemon like Missingno. It is not named Missingno., but ??????????, and has over 64,000 different varieties.
If you were to look at the Pokedex for a slot in which you haven't seen a Pokemon, you'd basically see a black-and-white question mark. This was actually not the originally-intended "missing Pokemon" sprite: rather, it was simply two large, white question marks. The data for the latter is still in the game, but you would need to use a cheating device to get to it.
Of the Pokemon introduced with these games, Spinda is among them. Spinda is particularly well-known for having the most possible forms out of any Pokemon, well over 8,000,000,000 if one were to account for Shiny Pokemon.
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