I entered the 3rd Generation of Pokemon on Easter Sunday of 2003. After finding my easter basket I got Pokemon Ruby Version! I played the shit out of that game. Sometime in 2004 however, I started receiving this odd message. "The internal battery has run dry. The game can be played, however clock-based events will no longer occur." I didn't really understand what that meant; I didn't know the games even had internal batteries. I googled for answered and all I got was information on "the berry glitch." After getting FireRed and LeafGreen for my birthday in 2004, I decided to try to patch my Ruby Version. I did EVERYTHING correctly and got an error message "the berry program could not be updated." Dammit. I tried again in 2005 with Emerald Version; same message. I'm still pretty pissed that my game is defective. I'm even more surprised that there's an error message programmed in the game for this too. How could this happen? Was it because I jumped in a creek with my Gameboy in my pocket and my GBA and Ruby Version got soaked with creek water? Now, in 2010, I'm going to try to fix this problem. Has anyone changed the internal battery in RSE before? I've changed plenty of internal batteries for Generation I and II games, but never a Generation III game. What I'm really afraid of is losing my saved data. But if the battery is dead like the game says it is...that wouldn't happen right? <img src="http://i47.tinypic.com/nbvxxc.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> What's the "03-01" stamped on the battery mean? Right now I'm transfering all my important Pokemon to LeafGreen, should anything happen to my saved data after I change the battery, I'll still have my favorite Pokemon.