DescriptionPokémon is back for another round catching and training! You're the new guy (or girl) in Littleroot Town, and the newest generation of Pokémon trainers. Professor Birch sends you on your way in your journey, with one of your choice of 3 starter Pokémon. There's Treecko (A grass-type chameleon-like little guy) Torchic (a Fire-type bird) and Mudkip (a Water-type amphibious creature).
Now, you've got a whole new world to explore in Hoenn, with eight new gyms and two-on-two battles, opening up a whole new myriad of tactics! New items, new Pokémon (over 350!!), and a new Pokédex to boot too! And of course we have our new villains, the nefarious Team Aqua, who plan on submerging the world in water in order to call out the Legendary Kyogre!
Only one person can stop them and become the ultimate Pokémon Master... You!
- "Pokémon Version Saphir" -- French title
- "Pokémon Saphir-Edition" -- German title
- "Pokémon Edición Zafiro" -- Spanish title
- "ポケットモンスター サファイア" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Botany, Farming, Gardening
- Gameplay feature: Fishing
- Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training
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|Pokémon on the GBA! What could possibly go wrong!||Rensch (203)|
|Better than the other ones!||truly_blue (3)|
The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Mar 17, 2003||100|
|IGN||Mar 17, 2003||9.5 out of 10||95|
|GameSpy||Mar 17, 2003||90|
|N-Zone||Aug 20, 2003||87 out of 100||87|
|NintendoWorldReport||Mar 17, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Mygamer.com||Nov 17, 2004||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Jeuxvideo.fr||Jul 25, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Legendra||Nov 12, 2007||70|
|Deeko||2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Diehard GameFan||Dec 17, 2002||6.5 out of 10||65|
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1001 Video GamesPokémon Sapphire appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2003 – #7 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (together with Pokémon Ruby Version
Related Web Sites
- Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
- Psypokes (An extremely good and comprehensive pokemon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the pokemon games and TGC.)