Ruby's father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps - he wants to win Pokemon Contests! Sapphire's father Professor Birch is the local Pokemon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data - she wants to win Pokemon Battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they're more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition! Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?!
Pokemon is more than a game or a TV show, it's a cultural phenomenon that has won the hearts of Japanese and American fans alike! Pokemon comics, games, animation, and toys are run-away hits worldwide. But Pokemon's appeal comes from exciting stories and dynamic personalities-the heart displayed by Ash and the loyalty of Pikachu and the other Pokemon. See for yourself what all the excitement is about.