Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn: Ruby Or Sapphire?

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Will you go with Ruby or Sapphire during Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn? The upcoming Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn Event in Pokemon GO features a Ruby vs. Sapphire Challenge. Use the information in this guide to help you decide between Ruby or Sapphire in Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn.

Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn: What Is The Ruby Vs. Sapphire Challenge?


The Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn Event features a Ruby vs. Sapphire Challenge. Trainers must side with Ruby or Sapphire, and the team they select will influence the bonuses they are able to enjoy throughout the event.

However, before you can pledge your allegiance to Ruby or Sapphire, you must complete the Pokemon GO Primal Rumblings Event‘s Special Research tasks. The tasks are as follows:

Stage 1

  • Catch five Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokemon – 20 Pinap Berries
  • Catch five Fire, Grass, or Ground-type Pokemon – 20 Razz Berries
  • Catch ten Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region – three Golden Razz Berries

Bonus Rewards: 2,023 XP and 2,023 Stardust

Stage 2

  • Complete ten Field Research tasks – ten Poke Balls
  • Power up Pokemon ten times – five Great Balls
  • Make ten Great Curveball Throws – Star Piece

Bonus Rewards: 2,023 XP, 2,023 Stardust, and an Event Ticket

Completing all the Special Research tasks and acquiring an Event Ticket will allow you to participate in all of the Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn festivities.

Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn: Ruby Badge Bonuses


Each hour during Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn, Trainers can complete a special Field Research for their team. If Ruby Trainers complete more Field Research, Primal Groudon will appear more frequently in Primal Raids. Also, all Trainers can expect an increased chance of encountering the following Pokemon in the wild:

  • Minun
  • Illumise
  • Wailmer
  • Lunatone
  • Castform (Rainy Form)

Furthermore, Ruby supporters will receive an exclusive Ruby badge.

Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn: Sapphire Badge Bonuses


If team Sapphire completes more Field Research than Ruby, Primal Kyogre will show itself more often in Primal Raids. On top of that, all Trainers can look forward to an increased chance at wild encounters with the following Pokemon:

  • Plusle
  • Volbeat
  • Trapinch
  • Solrock
  • Castform (Sunny Form)

Sapphire backers will receive an exclusive Sapphire badge too.

Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn: Ruby Or Sapphire?


So, which team is better, Ruby or Sapphire? Well, for the most part, it comes down to personal preference. We recommend browsing over each badge’s list of benefits to determine what side to take.

If PvP is your jam, team Ruby has the edge. Primal Groudon encountered in Primal Raids will know the Charged Attack Precipice Blade. Precipice Blade is a high-end attack in Pokemon GO competitive play.

The choice is yours, but be aware of what each team offers before you pick a side!

If you made it this far, you should have everything you need to make an educated selection between Ruby or Sapphire in Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn.

Need more supplies? Find out how to get free PokeCoins in Pokemon GO.