I would like them to keep the "roaming legendaries" to a minimum. The idea to me just seems like a lazy way to put them out. Like the Legendary Birds in D&P, it just seemed to me that GF decided at the last minute "hey, lets put three past legendaries in the game just for the heck of it!"
I'm fine with them putting both Latios AND Latias as roaming legendaries, but no more please! If they add Regigigas and Manaphy/Phione (fingers crossed), include side quests involving them that take longer than 2-3 minutes to complete.
Also, I would like to see Game Freak put in an actual side quest for Deoxys, and not just some Wifi giveaway.
How would everyone feel about Emerald getting the Four Swords: Anniversary Edition treatment? The anniversary of Ruby and Sapphire is approaching, and such a game could well accomodate it.
Basically, instead of completely remaking the game, or releasing it directly on the Virtual Console, making an enhanced port for 3DS and distributing it through the digital service of the platform. (I wouldn't completely discount DSiWare, especially because the game is in a 4:3 aspect ratio which they probably wouldn't change; but, obviously, a 3DS-directed release is much more likely even with that in mind.)
So, Pokémon Emerald: Anniversary Edition.
A port would allow many things a direct release that would work under 3DS's GBA emulator wouldn't. First and foremost, all the connectivity problems wouldn't be an issue. With the Global Link, PokéTransfer and many other (potentially future) options that would only require the use of the game's save, it's not hard to think of a way of transferring Pokémon from Emerald: Anniversary Edition to newer versions. As a native 3DS game, it would be able to use 3DS's wireless infrastructure for trades and battles as well -- even StreetPass and SpotPass, which could allow a revised way of distribution to the game's special events, and otherwise unobtainable Pokémon, like Jirachi. Other minor technical issues, like the clock, can also be managed thanks to this.
Also an interesting potential is the fact for the same reason (the game being a native 3DS game rather than an emulated ROM image) is that they could touch upon details of the games and enhance it in various ways. Who doesn't want to see a Jirachi event? Wouldn't it be great if Courtney was battleable, unlike in the original Emerald? Wouldn't the Trainer Hill work beautifully with SpotPass, for not only the original partly unaccessible trainers from the Japanese e-Reader sets, but also new ones? Even online features wouldn't be too hard to implement, and that is especially interesting to consider, because it would become the first and only way of experiencing the Gen3 game mechanics online (unlike the Gen2 ones, which are possible in the Japanese version of Crystal). It's not hard to imagine other kinds of enhancements; from technical ones, to even story tweaks and additions.
Regarding the availability; obviously, Emerald has to be the version to be released -- releasing an Anniversary Edition of all Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald wouldn't have much sense. Several things can be done. One idea is determining the wild Pokémon appearing in each player's game in a similar way to how it was determined whether Latios or Latias would be obtainable in Emerald. For example, choosing a Ruby-based or a Sapphire-based wild Pokémon roster in the introduction of the game or, more interestingly, literally moving the Eons determing question at the begin of the game. Another idea would be having all Hoenn's Pokémon families available in the game. The Gen1 remakes could (and should!) also get a similar treatment to what I describe, which would enable the National Pokédex to be completed, if use of events through, say, SpotPass is also made.
I'd personally be very happy with something like this! It wouldn't be as raw as a Virtual Console release, and would be able to have elements a remake would introduce -- optimizing the game all-around. At the same time, it would take neither take as long to make as a remake, nor tire the series promotion-wise. It would be a wonderful way to (re)experience the RSE (and the RGB/FRLG one as well later, hopefully!) adventure!
I'm fine with them remaking or porting Emerald only, but I don't want it to be just some digital download. I want an actual 3DS card of it.
I also prefer actual 3DS game cards, but I think the Emerald Anniversary edition idea mentioned before would only be DD. From what I read, the game wouldn't be a full remake. It would just be Emerald with some updates and changes to make it work on its new platform. To get an actual release like with a game card and such, it would have to be a full fledged remake from scratch, but it wasn't. It was just a port with slight changes and additions.
Aside from that, I wouldn't mind if all pokemon games had DD available like ^ said, but I too prefer having a physical game card. I don't mind buying DD games if a physical copy isn't readily available (like with Virtual Console games), but with new full games, I always prefer physical cards/discs.
I personally think that they should make Ruby and Sapphire remakes, and then an Emerald Sequel. Although thats not like to happen, but they might do sequels because they di with B2W2.
They definitely need to have a way to catch Hoenn pokemon because at this point you have to go through Pal Park, and Poketransfer. But, if they continue the remakes pattern, then they would have to do it again in G6 for Sinnoh, which would be weird because they are still playable even on 3DS and some stores still even sell Diamond and Pearl at this point. Unless of course they do DPPt sequels.
But, you all notice how some events are rushed, the Anime is really short, especially compared to the Diamond and pearl series (52 episodes between just two badges) and B2W2 is coming out in America only a few months after the Japanese release. They actually might be rushing this generation so they could have Gen. 6 for 3DS out sooner.
Another idea is that, what if they waited till gen. 6 and then made a remake for Hoenn and Sinnoh in one game, like GSCHGSS Did with Kanto and Johto. Except instead of pushing Sinnoh out as a Post-game plot like Kanto, they can make so you completely start over with new pokemon when you go there.
But something really big might be happening, like I said how everything is being rushed, especially the anime. I personally feel that Unova is supposed to be like a new series, like the new Kanto even, because everything feels like a new start.
But I really would love an RSE remake and/or sequel because the first game I played was Sapphire and you can't directly get Generation 3 pokemon into generation 5.
As much as I love RSE, I think it's too soon for remakes. We need to see what the 6th Gen will bring us first. I'm glad they didn't remake it in the 5th Gen as it wouldn't have much improvement, just slightly better visuals. I think that the game is fine as it is for now. 1st and 2nd Gen had their reasons. I'd love seeing some sort of a sequel though.
Whether they remake it or not, I'll love it for sure, even if it's a bland remake like FireRed (exactly the same game with updated visuals).
As it's been said before, should there be Hoenn remakes waiting for us in Gen V, they would have saved Genesect for such games, since Meloetta and Keldeo's new forme were more than enough for advertising BW2, just like in Gen III they saved Doexys for FRLG and in Gen IV they saved Arceus for HGSS. But since that's not the case in this Gen, with all the event Pokémon announced and close to release, I see now way Game Freak could have a new Pokémon to advertise more Gen V games.
Furthermore, the fact that during this Gen they're finally moving on with the Pokémon world timeline, it seems that this time they won't go back (at least for a while) to a game that in-universe, happened many, many years before. As of now, the only thing that's left is to wait for Gen VI's arrival probably next year, and hope they're still moving on. No need to go back yet.
But the World Tournament is a good point, so they at least have better sprites.
I don't care, just give me more Hoenn and Sinnoh, wether it's a remake or a sequel, or a combination of two regions in one game, I don't care. Just give me more Hoenn and Sinnoh. Mainly Sinnoh, I like Sinnoh.