The Pokemon collection has developed a status for inconsistency through the years. Nonetheless, one facet of the sport the place followers have come to anticipate consistency is inside the rosters of recent Pokemon launched in every era. Sport Freak all the time does an amazing job of providing new and thrilling creatures for gamers to catch and prepare. That is to not say that there are by no means any duds. Each rule has its exceptions. However total, the Regional Dex of every era is likely one of the highlights of the sport.
When Gen Three was launched on Sport Boy Advance in 2002, it was via Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, and the Regional Pokédex didn’t disappoint. Gen Three gave us some implausible new Pokemon and introduced again among the strongest creatures from previous generations. Nonetheless, some are stronger than others. Listed below are the 10 strongest Pokémon within the Ruby and Sapphire video games, in keeping with their stats.
Up to date February 23, 2021, by Kirkland Fortner: With the renewed curiosity within the Ruby and Sapphire video games, it is time to revisit this era within the anime. It’s nice to know the strongest Pokemon within the video games, however the place do you discover them? How do you catch them? Discovering their areas and different spawn particulars is paramount to catching them and finishing the Pokedex.
Some Pokemon aren’t the best to find. They require trainers to make use of particular instruments to entry them or a capability from one of many Pokemon of their social gathering.
10 Tentacruel – Poison/Water Sort
Created in Gen 1, Tentacruel is a Water/Poison-type Pokemon that has a base stat whole of 515. It has exceptionally excessive Velocity and Particular Protection stats, which enhance its superb defensive kind mixture. This combines to make Tentacruel a tricky opponent, as it might take a ton of Particular Assault hits with little to no points. Tentacruel may be very a powerful Pokemon regardless of how frequent it’s and makes an excellent addition to virtually any lineup.
Tentacruel might be discovered by browsing or utilizing the Tremendous Rod within the Deserted Ship, however its pre-evolution Tentacool might be discovered mainly wherever there’s water, utilizing browsing or fishing.
9 Gardevoir – Psychic/Fairy Sort
Launched in Technology 3, Gardevoir is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon with a base stat whole of 518. It’s decently quick with superb Particular Assault and Protection, making it fairly the heavy hitter. It’s a very troublesome Pokemon to make use of in Ruby and Sapphire, as it might solely be discovered on one route as its earliest evolution, and its encounter price may be very low. On high of that, the road is extremely weak till it hits the Gardevoir evolution at stage 30. Your time is way from wasted although, as Gardevoir is a strong Pokémon.
The one option to get a Gardevoir is to completely evolve its base kind, Ralts, which solely reveals up on Route 102 within the grass. It solely spawns 4% of the time, making catching one fairly the hunt.
8 Flygon – Floor/Dragon Sort
Launched in Technology 3, Flygon is a Floor/Dragon-type Pokémon with a base stat whole of 520. The stats are balanced total, excluding its bodily Assault and Velocity, which is quite a bit greater than the remainder. Floor/Dragon is a wonderful kind mixture offensively, however this does come at the price of Flygon not being the best Pokémon to make use of.
It would not develop into Flygon till stage 45, and the second evolution of this line, Vibrava, is middling in comparison with the bottom and remaining types, so it’s a hurdle you must surmount. Flygon is just usable by totally evolving a Trapinch, which might be discovered on Route 111 35% of the time. If taking part in the Emerald model particularly, it might additionally present up within the Mirage Tower with a 50% spawn price.
7 Aggron – Metal/Rock Sort & Walrein – Ice/Water Sort
Each being launched in Technology 3, Aggron is a Metal/Rock-type Pokemon, whereas Walrein is an Ice/Water-type Pokemon, they usually each have a base stat whole of 530. Each of those Pokemon have a defensive focus, Aggron being higher on the bodily facet with Walrein being extra all-around. Walrein is noteworthy for being an Ice-type, as Ice may be very uncommon in Gen 3, though its base evolution can’t be obtained till very late within the recreation.
Each pre-evolutions of Aggron might be discovered at Victory Highway, though it is not really useful to catch them there as a consequence of how late within the recreation that location is. It is higher to catch an Aron on the Granite Cave and evolve it from there. One thing related might be stated for Walrein, however sadly, Shoal Cave is the one place its base kind reveals up and that location can be inaccessible till very late within the coach’s journey.
6 Crobat – Poison/Flying Sort & Swampert – Water/Floor
Crobat was launched in Technology 2 as a brand new evolution for the Zubat household, whereas Swampert is the ultimate type of Hoenn’s Water-type starter, Mudkip. Crobat is a Poison/Flying-type and Swampert is a Water/Floor-type, and each share the identical base stat whole of 535. Crobat is likely one of the quickest common Pokemon ever and it has a good Assault stat as effectively. Swampert has an outstanding kind mixture that offers it just one weak point in Grass, making it a helpful crew member only for that alone.
Swampert is one in all Hoenn’s starters, so gamers get simply 1 and it is proper in the beginning of the sport. The one option to get a number of is to commerce in additional from one other recreation. Each Zubat and Golbat might be present in mainly any cave within the recreation, though Golbat is not going to evolve till it is leveled up with a excessive Friendship stat.
5 Gyarados, Kingdra, & Milotic
This trio of Water-types all have the identical base stat whole of 540, and every focuses on totally different battling capabilities. Gyarados is a Water/Flying-type Pokemon with a really excessive Assault Stat, which means it might tear via groups beneath the precise circumstances. Kingdra is a Water/Dragon-type Pokemon that has very all-around stats typically, however it places them to some excellent use, with the kind mixture serving to it out a ton. Milotic is a pure Water-type Pokemon that may be seen because the Particular counterpart to Gyarados, though it’s extra defensively targeted.
Wild Gyarados might be discovered through the use of the Tremendous Rod in Sootopolis Metropolis, however this isn’t really useful as it is the final gymnasium city. It’s rather more advisable to seize a Magikarp and lift it at that time. Magikarp might be discovered mainly wherever there’s water, utilizing any form of rod or browsing. Kingdra’s base kind, Horsea, is positioned on routes 132, 133, and 134, utilizing the Tremendous Rod. Understand that a Dragon Scale and buying and selling entry is required to completely evolve it.
Milotic is a completely painful Pokemon to accumulate. Its first kind, Feebas, solely seems on 6 particular fishing spots on Route 119 50% of the time, and nowhere else. On high of that, there isn’t any option to know what fishing spots it is in, and nothing ever explains this both. Gamers should painstakingly test each obtainable fishing spot on Route 119 twice to finally encounter one and catch it. However guess what? It isn’t over but. To really evolve Feebas, gamers want to offer it a really excessive Magnificence stat, which may solely be achieved by making quite a lot of dry Pokéblocks and feeding them to it. After that, it have to be leveled up at the least as soon as. Gamers should work extremely arduous to get this Pokemon, so do not be stunned if it takes some time.
4 The Legendary Titans – Rock, Ice, & Metal Varieties, Respectively
This group is a trio of Legendary Pokemon that consists of Regirock, Regice, and Registeel as its members. All of them have a base stat whole of 580, and every one has its stats oriented to suit a particular position. Regirock may be very bodily targeted, Regice may be very specifically targeted and Registeel is a mixture of each. Registeel positively fills its position the very best of the trio, as Metal is a tremendous kind and having the very best of each worlds makes it very versatile.
There may be simply 1 catchable alternative for every member of this trio, solely accessible by ending a reasonably lengthy sidequest. To start out, go to Route 134 and dive into the diving spot, taking you underground. Trainers have to have a Relicanth within the first slot of their crew and a Wailord within the sixth (if taking part in Emerald, this order is reversed), in addition to a Pokemon within the social gathering with Dig in its moveset. Go to the far again of the primary room and use Dig, then go to the far again of the second room with the Relicanth and Wailord within the needed positions. It will start the search to catch The Legendary Titans.
3 Salamence, Metagross, Latias & Latios, Jirachi, & Deoxys
This spectacular six-way tie is all from Pokemon which have 600 as their base stat whole. Salamence and Metagross are Gen 3’s pseudo-legendary Pokemon, making it the one gen to make greater than 1 pseudo-legendary at a time. Latios, Latias, Jirachi, and Deoxys are all Legendary Pokemon, Deoxys being essentially the most notable of the Four with its energy to alter into Four totally different types that every match a unique area of interest.
Salamence is just obtainable by evolving Bagon, its first kind. Bagon can solely be discovered at Meteor Falls, completely within the room the place the Dragon Claw TM is discovered. It then must be skilled to stage 50. There may be solely a single obtainable Metagross in all of Hoenn, solely discovered by going to Steven’s home in Mossdeep’s Metropolis, the place a Poké Ball containing its base kind, Beldum, is sitting on a desk. It should then be taken to stage 45 to evolve. Gamers additionally have to beat the sport first to get the Poké Ball to even present up. Latios and Latias are attention-grabbing circumstances. In Ruby in Sapphire, the Lati that matches your model’s colour (Sapphire for Latios, Ruby for Latias) will roam the Hoenn area after beating the sport, the place they are often caught with sufficient effort. Each Jirachi and Deoxys are completely event-only Pokemon and as such, can’t be obtained exterior of hacking.
2 Slaking, Kyogre, & Groudon
Slaking is a really attention-grabbing Pokemon as its stats are equal to that of Legendaries, however its solely Capability is Truant, which means it might solely transfer each different flip. Even with this huge handicap although, Slaking is an absolute beast of a Pokemon, with the ability to KO opponents which are 20+ ranges greater than it with minimal effort. Kyogre and Groudon are the mascot Legendary Pokemon of Ruby and Sapphire, and are extraordinarily highly effective as such, with the ability to summon their respective climate on switch-in and having very excessive stats.
The primary kind for Slaking (Slackoth) might be discovered within the grass at Petalburg Woods 5% of the time. Kyogre and Groudon are the mascot Legendaries of their respective video games, which means gamers are assured 1 alternative to seize them every playthrough. In Emerald, Kyogre might be discovered on the Marine Cave and Groudon might be discovered on the Terra Cave. The areas of each caves might be tracked on the climate institute.
1 Rayquaza – Dragon/Flying Sort
Rayquaza is a Dragon/Flying Legendary Pokemon launched in Technology 3. It’s the strongest Pokemon in your entire Hoenn Pokédex, having a large base stat whole of 680. There may be nothing to complain about with these stats. The assault stats and HP are ludicrously excessive, and all the things else is above common. Additionally, its Capability Air Lock turns off the results of climate situations, making it the proper counter to weather-reliant groups.
Rayquaza might be discovered on the Sky Pillar on Route 131. It will possibly solely be accessed after beating the sport. In Emerald, gamers solely want to finish the battle towards Kyogre and Groudon for Rayquaza to develop into accessible.