Hey everybody, it’s time for a new Mascot Pokémon Showdown. But first, the winner of last time is Lugia with an amazing 50%!
Now we’re moving on to Hoenn. Generation III came out in 2002 in Japan and in 2003 in the rest of the world. This generation is home to three games: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. Generation III introduced some new and great aspects to the series, like weather, double battles and the Battle Frontier.
Pokémon Ruby Version
Pokémon Ruby showed Groudon, the Continent Pokémon, on its cover. Groudon has the ability to stimulate volcanic eruptions to create land and convoke acute droughts to evaporate water. Because Groudon has these amazing powers, Team Magma is after it to create a giant landmass. However, it sleeps underground in a chamber filled with magma. When it awakens and encounters its rival, they will start a catastrophic battle.
Groudon’s signature move is Precipice Blades, a powerful Ground-type attack. In its primal form, Groudon is the heaviest Pokémon of all time and has the highest base Attack stat of all Ground and Fire Pokémon. It may be based on the Hebrew legends of Behemoth, an isopod or an ankylosaur. The name Groudon derives from ‘ground‘ and ‘don‘ (‘lord’ in Spanish).
Pokémon Sapphire Version
Pokémon Sapphire featured Kyogre onthe cover, the Sea Basin Pokémon. It is a gigantic whale-like creature who possesses the ability to expand oceans. Kyogre is also able to control water and rain to drench withered places with water again—the reason Team Aqua wants to use Kyogre.
The signature move of this Pokémon is called Origin Pulse, a Water-type attack that was introduced in ORAS. When it is in its primal form, Kyogre has the highest Special Attack, Special Defense and base stat total of all Water-type Pokémon. It is based on the Leviathan, the Hebrew counterpart of the Behemoth. Its name comes from ‘kai‘ (海, ocean) and ‘orca‘.
Pokémon Emerald Version
Pokémon Emerald featured Rayquaza, the Sky High Pokémon. This Pokémon is a snake-like dragon that lives in the ozone layer. It has an organ that resembles a Mega Stone, which enables it to Mega-evolve without an item. It is famous for soothing the other two of the weather trio.
Mega Rayquaza has the highest Attack, Special Attack and base stat total of all Dragon and Flying types. It is based on, again, a Hebrew legend, namely the Ziz. It’s an unconquerable master of the sky. Its name probably derives from ‘raqiya‘ (Hebrew for firmament) and ‘quasar‘ (a region surrounding a black hole).