Unlike most, I never lost interest in Pokemon during the days of Hoenn. In fact, my continued interest in Pokemon and anime in general was beginning to blossom at that time, and I have very vivid memories of when the original Ruby and Sapphire games came out, such as when my mom got me Sapphire for Easter, and then Ruby a couple months later on my birthday. I consider these games personal milestones for me: they're the first games I ever truly beat, the Elite Four are the first I ever beat, and they're the first games I ever truly completed. When Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were announced, you won't believe how happy I was. I got Alpha Sapphire the day it came out! I even played it at school for a short while! But I beat Alpha Sapphire and I can say this: GameFreak really outdid themselves with these games. They improved on all of the original's flaws and so much more. Still bummed about no trainer customization, but it is what it is. The Hoenn saga may not be everyone's favorite, but it'll always have a special place in my heart no matter what.
Moment #6: Reliving my nostalgia through Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.