Was a awesome update to the Red/ Blue versions in how it brought Jessie and James Team Rocket from the anime and brought them into the game. Also who didn't love how Pikachu would follow you around and tell you how he felt?
My second Pokemon game, and a particularly fun one since you had to fight Team Magma AND Team Aqua. That was pretty dramatic for 14 year old me.
One of my all-time favorite games, Emerald was as close to perfect as a GBA game could get.
A solid game. The story, regions and pokémon never feel tired in this game, and adding abilities was pretty cool too. An unforgettable experience! (Although the strict assigning types to either sp. atk or atk was a bit offputting)
My very first Pokémon game, the one that started it all
Was an amazing update for the Pokemon series. Not to mention the fact that they added the Kanto region to the game just makes it that much more amazing. *Side note: Personally think that Silver version was a lot better than Gold version.