The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes

The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes

They said Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire would never get remade. That people should just stop clamoring for them, that all the places that people saw "evidence" of a remake was just silly, desperate. It was beginning to look like Ruby and Sapphire remakes were Pokémon equivalent of Half-Life 3*.

And yet here we are: Hoenn (the location that Ruby and Sapphire take place in) is confirmed.

Pokémon fans have exploded over this announcement — and it's not hard to see why. The third generation of Pokémon games are highly underrated. But these games were when double battles were introduced. When Pokemon designs started getting really interesting. When neat features like hideouts were introduced. That's when stuff like natures started existing. That's when Pokemon's biggest meme, Mudkip, came into existence.

Personally, out of all the Pokémon games in the franchise, Emerald — the final game in the third generation — defined my childhood way more than Red & Blue ever did. I can still hear the music in my head, sometimes, even though it's probably been like a decade.

I'm not the only one that feels this way, judging from the excitement online — and mind, this is that Nintendo has barely unveiled anything about the remakes.

The internet reacted with joy, lots of people got on the hype train.

The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes
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Sure, some people still made fun of those who wanted the remakes really badly...

The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes

Some folks even took the opportunity to rub the announcement in other people's faces:

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If not take the opportunity to tell other folks that someone had totally called it:

The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes

But overall, most of the reaction online was positive. Specifically, a lot of the reaction online couldn't help but make references to Ruby and Sapphire's heavy usage of trumpets:

(That's the specific song that gets stuck in my head sometimes, by the way).

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One person is even trying witchcraft to get the game early:

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And naturally, there's already fan art.

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Some folks are even trying to figure out if the legendaries on the covers are actually mega evolutions:

The Internet Reacts To The New Pokémon Remakes

"The Groudon and Kyogre on the box art are clearly PHYSICALLY different to the originals," razmos writes on their blog. "They are definitely form changes/mega evolutions, it is not simply "Lit up" or drawn that way to make them look cooler," he guesses.

And finally, big, well-known Pokemon fans have thrown their hats into the ring and have started discussing the remakes:

What about you, what do you think about the new remakes? Let us know in the comments.

*Note that I think any sensible person could have predicted they'd EVENTUALLY remake these games....eventually.


    Weren't these two games considered the "weaker" Pokemon generation games? Personally I had no problem with the generation (I loved the spring-tailed pig) but some people felt underwhelmed. This generation was also when I stopped playing Pokemon.

      To be honest I felt like they were the nice balance between the old and the new. The older games were a little sparse to be honest, and the newer games tried to have too many new things. Black & White for instance, the whole Pokemon Contests just felt a bit too drawn out. It felt like they were cramming too many game mechanics into the game at once with various things. I felt Emerald had a nice variety without going overboard

      In hindsight, the games weren't actually that great, yet Most of the excitement here comes from people like me, whose first Pokemon was a Treecko, not a charmander. I'll certainly buy this and spend another 10 hours attempting to breed dittos...

    personally EXCITED! i skipped over this gen originally. was in high school and my parents couldnt justify spending money on a GBA on a single low income family so playing them as a new release will be fun :)

      Wait? You played your games on GBA? I just used VirtualBoyAdvance

        It just wasn't the same!

          True. I lost my GBA on a plane flight when I was in my 6th badge on Ruby. Took me years to play again after loosing my save. Never did replace that GBA (My parents always made me buy my own stuff). I still remember that there's no horror quite like seeing that little red light in the middle of a battle. And once you save, you keep playing and saving every 10 seconds in case it dies

      I had the same thing, super happy to have a chance to play them now I have my own money to buy things!

    Finally. Pokecontests are very, very underrated.

    Comparing these to the Half-Life 3 release hype is not really apt. I would like liken it much more to screaming being done for a FF7 remake. Since that game actually exists, making a remake possible.

    I'm really not so sure about Half-Life 3 ever being released.

    Another picture comparison that was great was that the symbols for team magma and aqua both have the alpha and omega characters in them.

    I wonder if this means we'll see a Gen 3 fighter in Smash Bros?


    I should probably finish Y. Haven't even gotten all the badges.

    I'm probably the only Pokemon fan who really does not give a damn (or anything else) about this announcement. I dunno what it is but at this point I'm just very worn out with Pokemon, especially when this is the third time they have gone down the remake route.

    Also since my 3DS died just before I finished the game, I might be a bit bitter lol

    Because I linked this article in my article, thought that I'd post my article on my reaction to this announcement (& the Pokemon franchise in general) here:

    Would also like to hear other people's experiences with the franchise as a whole.

    But, in general, am interested in seeing what improvements have ben made & if they'll add things like mega-evolution & the latest pokemon but would still prefer to see a brand new game instead of a remake.

    lol what? they said they would never get a remake? who the hell said that? ahhh, its just a patricia article

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