Mixed records between my games once more (possibly for the very last time between just Ruby and Sapphire), then I battled all Secret Base trainers in these games one final time. Along the way, I also somehow managed to acquire Pokerus on Sapphire, guess I must have defeated a wild Pokemon which had it. I guess I should be happy I got it, but I really wish I had gotten it earlier. Why not before I EV-trained the teams, or in 2006 so I could have used it for all my EV-training in Emerald. But better late then never I guess, and it will be extremely useful if I ever do any more EV-training on this generation, which might happen depending on how things go in the future. It spread around on all members of my Sapphire team, not sure if it will wear of as my internal battery is dead. I also spread it to my level 100 Swampert as an extra security, which I then placed in my PC.
After the Secret Bases, I also battled a bunch of regular trainers. That was enough to get all members of both teams to level 85, which completes the fourth phase of the training, and all of the training as a whole.
The final result:
- level 85
- level 85
With my post-game teams done, I am now done with Ruby and Sapphire as well. I have done everything I had planned to do in these games, there is nothing left that I want to do. Feels like a good time to be done with them now that the remakes are coming later this year. As usual, I have probably not played them for the last time, but the only things I can think of using them for in the future is if I need to connect them to any of my other games (probably Emerald), but then it will only be for something minor anyway. Though I am not completely done with this generation yet, or more specifically I am not done with Hoenn yet (I am done with Kanto as I completed FR/LG earlier this year). While R/S now are complete as well, I still have things left to do on Emerald, and as mentioned, remakes are on their way as well. I will return to Emerald at some later point and try and finish what I have left there once and for all. Whether it will happen before or after the remakes is impossible to say, all I can say is that it will happen. But first, I am going to make one final return to Unova.