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Magma or Aqua?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by RedBlastoise, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    Of the two evil teams in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald which team did you like the most, Team Magma or Team Aqua? What influenced your decision to like one over the other?

    I liked Team Aqua the most because their goal was more extreme and that helped me take them more seriously as a threat.
  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I prefer the Aqua-dan (Team Aqua) as well, but mostly because I thought that their outfits resembled pirate clothing, which I liked. The Magma-dan (Team Magma) was much more practical than them, however.
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  3. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Probably Aqua. I especially liked Archie's role in the Adventures manga and how they may have referenced it in the remakes.
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  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I might have missed that reference since I barely remember the updated plot of the remakes. But I will say that although a lot of people liked the redesigns of the Magma-dan and Aqua-dan leaders and admins, I personally thought that they looked awful: in particular I prefer the original R/S/E Aogiri (Archie) design over the buff and tanned version in OR/AS.
  5. Lucrei

    Lucrei New Member

    I originally played Ruby, so I've always had a soft spot for Magma.

    Conversely to what RedBlastoise said, I find Aqua's goal to be somewhat ridiculous, while Magma's at least makes sense from an overpopulation perspective.

    Their encounter music is much better too in my opinion.

  6. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    I like Magma as a team more because red is my favorite color and I’m not a fan of big bodies of water. I like Archie, Matt, Shelly, & the Grunts both in character design and personality more though
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  7. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    Was anyone else confused about admin Tabitha's gender? I always thought Tabitha was a girl's name so I thought he was a girl until I saw him in the cartoon and RS remakes.
  8. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I was confused too. There are several names associated to females that apparently were originally suitable for both genders. Ashley is one example. I’ve seen Courtney as a male name and Paige was also originally a boy’s name.
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  9. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I'll go with Magma, as although I like Kyogre and Water-types in general better, I prefer Magma Grunts' encounter theme and outfits to their Aqua counterparts. I also like Maxie's personality better than Archie's.
  10. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I was also confused at the time because I didn't know his Japanese name, and I also thought that his English name was more commonly associated with girls. I disliked his OR/AS redesign though, and I feel that way about all the Aqua-dan and Magma-dan members too, including the grunts.
  11. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Liked Team Magma because they were doing things for the benefit of land dwelling Pokemon which would have been good for humans as well. Team Aqua was just all kinds of crazy and they were the most dangerous team out of the two.
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  12. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    In a way I thought that the Aqua-dan's borderline insane plan was what made them so unique, to me at least. They seemed to care more about Pokemon than humans, which made them somewhat different from other villainous teams at the time.
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  13. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    Team Magma had the better designs but a boring endgame plan compared to Team Aqua. I remember when Team Magma appeared in the show with their glowing shades and they looked so cool.
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