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How do you get into space on "Pok?mon Ruby"?

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There is no way to get into space in "Pok?mon Ruby" or in any of the Generation III games. This rumor surrounding the Mossdeep Space Center was started by players.

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Mossdeep Space Center is a feature of Mossdeep City on an island east of the mainland Hoenn region. In the Ruby and Sapphire versions of the game, the Space Center serves no in-game purpose. It has no significant connection to the story, there are no trainers or wild Pok?mon, and the only item you find is a Sun Stone given to you by one of the scientists. There is one scientist at the station who will tell you how many successful rocket launches they have had, which is calculated by how many real-world weeks have passed since you started the game. This changing number led players to speculate that, when the scientist reached a certain number, you would be able to board a rocket into space to battle the legendary Pok?mon Jirachi and Deoxys. This is not true, as Jirachi and Deoxys are only available through special giveaways and promotions by Nintendo.

One of these events took place at Space Center Houston in 2006 as part of the Pok?mon 10th anniversary celebration, where a special "Space Center Deoxys" was given away to attendees. This may have been Nintendo's response to the Mossdeep Space Center rumors or just a reference to the alien-like nature of Deoxys itself.

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