Pokemon Emerald

pokemon emerald

Pokemon Emerald Version is a 2004 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It was first released in Japan in 2004, and was later released internationally in 2005. It is a third version after Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and is the final game of the third generation of the Pokémon video game series.

Download the official Pokemon Emerald ROM in (USA and European) version for Game Boy Advance. You can open the Pokemon Emerald ROM or GBA file by Installing VisualBoyAdvance on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android or IOS/iphone.

Pokemon Emerald Gameplay

Pokemon Emerald offers a gameplay experience similar to its predecessors, Ruby and Sapphire. Players lead their characters through an overhead view, engaging in conversation or venturing into grassy areas and caves with the aim of encountering wild Pokemon. When coming across another trainer’s Pokémon, the game switches to a battle screen with both sides illustrated on either side of the screen. Stats like level, health points (HP), and status effects such as poison and paralysis are displayed for each participant’s Pokemon. During battles, trainers can select one of four action options: Fight, Bag, Switch or Run. Each Pokémon has up to four unique moves that vary in effect type and number of uses. As victorious human-controlled Pokémon earn experience points (XP), they gain levels which incrementally upgrade stats such as attack power and defense rating as well as possibly grant new moves.

Trainers have the ability to engage in two-on-two battles, making use of moves that can attack multiple Pokémon at once. In contrast to Ruby and Sapphire, Emerald allows trainers to battle two distinct opponents side by side. Each Pokémon also has a unique advantage when it comes to combat – some may become more powerful if their HP is low. Wild Pokémon can be caught with Poké Balls, with a higher rate of success if the target’s health is low. Players can also trade Pokémon between one another using FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald by connecting Game Boy Advance systems via either Link Cable or wireless adapter. Additionally, trading between these versions and Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness is possible as well – allowing for access to creatures normally unobtainable in Emeralld!

In addition to the classic battle and overworld style, players can also partake in Pokemon Contests where they can compete across five distinct categories: ‘Cool’, ‘Beauty’, ‘Cute’, ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’. Participants have access to the PokéNav device early on, which provides them with a map of their world, tracks their Pokémon’s contest progress and allows for communication with trainers that they have met. This replaces the previous feature called ‘Trainer’s Eyes’, permitting players to register specific trainers and detect when they are ready for a challenge. Emerald also offers further new features such as animations during battles as well as an area known as Battle Frontier, an extension of the Battle Tower from previous titles. Upon beating the champion of the Pokémon League, a man encountered throughout your journey will open up access to this region. The Frontier contains six new areas plus the original tower while successfully completing these sections rewards participants with Battle Points that can be exchanged for prizes both in-game and externally. In its Japanese version is compatible with Nintendo e-Reader (unfortunately cut out from English release), plus Trainer Hill – which has another e-Reader connection – containing rare Pokémon originating from past games like Mew, Lugia and Ho-Oh via special in-game event.

Pokemon Emerald Story

Players embark on a captivating journey as they take the role of either a male or female protagonist outfitted in vibrant green attire. With their accompanying Pokémon, they set forth to explore the world and create a Pokédex by catching different species and evolving them. To complete this task, they must face eight gym challenges and defeat the Elite Four and its Champion through engaging battles. Along the way, players make two rivals: May or Brendan -the child of Professor Birch- and Wally -a timid child from Petalburg whom the player assists in capturing his first Pokémon, a Ralts-. They also encounter Wallace, the Hoenn Region’s Champion.

Team Magma and Team Aqua are also present throughout their adventure; each team has an ambitious goal that will drastically alter the world for what they believe is betterment of Pokemon—Magma desires to expand landmass while Aqua longs to expand sea levels. Their strategies include attempting to make a volcano erupt (Team Magma) or stealing weather-altering Pokemon (Team Aqua).

After completing the seventh and eighth gyms, both teams attempt to use mystical orbs stolen from Mt. Pyre to call forth legendary Pokémon; however, the two creatures begin to fight each other, causing extreme weather changes across Hoenn. To restore balance, the Trainer ascends a tower and summons Rayquaza who calms their rage.

Having defeated Hoenn’s Elite Four, Latias and Latios appear in the skies above Hoenn and Challenge Mode is unlocked at Battle Frontier. For veteran Trainers seeking an extra challenge, former champion Steven Stone awaits them with an upgraded team of Pokémon at Meteor Falls. Additionally, scientist in Weather Institute help track down Kyogre and Groudon for Trainers looking for a battle.


As with any mainline Pokemon game, we start Pokemon Emerald with the option to choose between a grass-type pokemon, a fire-type pokemon, and a water-type pokemon. In the Hoenn region, the starters are Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip.


Original cover

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In-game Graphics

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Battle Screen



How to play Pokemon Emerald

To play Pokemon Emerald on your PC you will need to install a Game Boy Advance emulator and obtain a Pokemon Emerald rom. First-up, visit and get Visual Boy Advance. Now download Pokemon Emerald below and open the game on VBA.

File Name Pokemon Emerald
Cartridge Size 6.5MB
Version 1.0
Developer Game Freak
Console Game Boy Advance
Region USA & Europe
Release Date Japan: September 16, 2004
North America: May 1, 2005
Australia: June 9, 2005
Europe: October 21, 2005
Generation Gen 3 Pokemon
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