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[on site] Tips and Tricks: 3rd Generation

Discussion in 'Archives' started by Malfunction, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Malfunction

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    Hey there,

    Basically, this thread will be about collecting information on any tips and tricks you can find in the 3rd generation games. If you know the location of a certain item, have any good technique for breeding your Pokemon, or have found any interesting tip, post it in here.

    If you want to post anything here, there are some rules that you have to follow:
    1. When posting information here, give a brief explanation on how to use the tip/trick you provided. Don't post a link to some video or site and go like "This is a really cool trick". You're not helping.
    2. When posting anything in here, make sure the information is accurate. If you're not sure of the accuracy of the information, but think that it should be researched, say so.
    3. This thread is only for Tips and Tricks for the 3rd generation games. If you have anything to submit for the 4th generation games post them in here.
    I'll be slowly updating this thread with any information we'll acquire.

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    Ruby/Sapphire Tips

    • Getting Some Hidden Berries
    Along the R/S games there is quite some hidden berries. Below is a list of the locations of some of them.

    Talk to the berry master's wife and tell her what she wants to hear:
    • SUPER HUSTLE: You will receive a Belue Berry.
    • COOL LATIOS: You will receive a Durin Berry.
    • CHALLENGE CONTEST: You will receive a Pamtre Berry.
    • GREAT BATTLE: You will receive a Spelon Berry.
    • OVERWHELMING LATIAS: You will receive a Watmel Berry.
    These Berries are solely used to create Pokeblocks. For example, you can use Pokeblock made from Pamtre Berries to evolve your Feebas into a Milotic.
    • Mirage Island
    One of the rarest things in the games, Mirage Island is a small island that will appear randomly appear on Route 130. Everyday, the game generates a random number. If this number matches the Personality Value of one of your party's Pokemon, Mirage Island will appear (note that a Pokemon's Personality Value is a hidden value created by the game once you catch or receive a Pokemon). Inside Mirage Island is wild Wynaut ranging from level 5 to level 50. The real selling point of Mirage Island, however, is that it is the only place were you can get a Liechi Berry, one of the rarest berries in the game. A man in Pacifidlog Town will tell if Mirage Island is there or not.

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    • Smeargle
    See the Emerald Tips section below for information about this Pokemon.
    • Easily Leveling Up Pokemon in the Daycare
    There's a patch of land east of Pacifidlog in where you could ride a bike into the tides and the tides would push you back on land. This a very easy way to level up Pokemon in the Daycare if you held down Left on the D-pad with a heavy object overnight.

    FireRed/LeafGreen Tips

    • Capturing the Legendary Beasts
    In FireRed and LeafGreen, after defeating the Elite Four, one of the Legendary Beastes will be roaming around Kanto. Depending on your starter, only one of the beasts can be found.
    • If you choose Bulbasaur as your starter, Entei will appear in the wild.
    • If you choose Charmander as your starter, Suicune will appear in the wild.
    • If you choose Squirtle as your starter, Raikou will appear in the wild.
    Prerequisites
    • Beat the Elite Four (since all roamers are found post-E4)
    • Have the roamers in your Pokedex (only seeing it is necessary)
    • Speedy Mean Looker, such as Crobat, one level below the roamer in the front of your party
    • Master Ball or multiple Quick and/or Ultra Balls
    • At least one Repel
    Method
    1. Fly to Virdian City, and head up to Route 2, near the entrance of Virdian Forest Pokemon Day Care.
    2. Check the roamer's area in the Pokedex; if the roamer in question is on Route 2, skip to step 6.
    3. If the roamer is not on Route 2, enter the Day Care.
    4. As soon as you enter the Day Care, exit; this refreshes the roamer's area.
    5. Once outside, repeat steps 2-4 until the roamer is on Route 2.
    6. Head to the patch of grass south of the entrance to the forest, as shown in the screen shot below, and activate the Repel.
    7. Run around in the grass until you encounter the roamer.
    8. Trap the roamer via Mean Look.
    9. Use common capturing knowledge to catch the roamer.
    Route 2 is just an example. Any place with somewhere you can "refresh" the location of the roamer, such as Diglett's Cave in Vermillion, would be OK.

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    Note: Both Entei and Raikou can use Roar. As such, unless you have a Master Ball, you might want to both trap them and use a move such as Ingrain. The only Pokemon that can learn this combination in the game is Smeargle, which should be traded from R/S/E. Other Pokemon worth mentioning are Pokemon with the Soundproof, such as Mr. Mime, which are not affected by moves like Roar.
    • Obtaining Repeat and Timer Balls in Kanto
    Repeat and Timer Balls cannot be found in any Kanto Poké Mart, but they are sold by a man on Two Island after meeting certain conditions. First, deliver Ciro's Meteorite to the man at Two Island's Game Corner; this man wants you to find his lost daughter, Lostelle. Lostelle is located on Three Island, in the Berry Forest. To get to the Berry Forest, defeat the biker gang, then head over Bond Bridge. Save Lostelle by battling the Hypno that is harassing her, and you will be taken back to Two Island.

    The second half of the requirements must be fulfilled after defeating the Elite Four at least once. Return to Boon Island, then buy 99 of each of the items carried by the man. Enter and exit a building, then return to see what items he has for sale. Repeat and Timer Balls should now be in stock.
    • Learning the "Ultimate Move"
    After beating the Elite Four, once you get to Two Island, head to Cape Brink. In there you will find a house with a lone woman looking for someone who can learn her "Ultimate Move". If you have your starter with you (in your party's lead), she will teach it a special move. Venusaur will learn Frenzy Plant, Blastoise will learn Hydro Cannon, and Charizard will learn Blast Burn.

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    • Togepi Egg
    After beating the Elite Four and unlocking the Sevii Islands, head to Island 5. Once there, Surf west, until you find a water path. Keep heading west, and eventually you'll find a small piece of land with an old man there. Talk to him, and if the first Pokemon in your Party has high happiness, he'll give you a Togepi egg.

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    • Getting Quick Cash
    Located in Island 5 is a couple of trainers that you can rebattle using the Vs. Seeker to get quick cash. To get to them, go to Island 5, then head north until you reach Resort Gorgeous. In there you will find two rich trainers each giving about 10000 Pokedollars. If you use an Amulet Coin and battle both of them, you can get about 40000 Pokedollars. Off course, you can repeat this process as much as you want, thanks to the Vs. Seeker.

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    Colosseum/XD Tips

    • Colosseum Master Ball Glitch
    This is a simple glitch that can be used to 'clone' an almost unlimited amount of any type of PokeBall. Performing it is very simple:
    1. On your first Pokemon's turn, select the ball you wish to use on a Shadow Pokemon (a Master ball, for this example)
    2. On your second Pokemon's turn, switch the PokeBall you selected (the Master Ball) with any other PokeBall you have (Using the Y Button)
    3. If performed correctly, after throwing the ball and attempting to capture the Shadow Pokemon, when you check your bag, the PokeBall you have selected (the Master Ball in this case) should still be in your bag.
    Note: It has been said that sometimes, when performing this glitch using a Master Ball, the game will freeze. This shouldn't be dangerous, though. Please also note that this glitch does not work on XD.
    • Shadow Pokemon
    Shadow Pokemon are different from normal Pokemon in several ways, including:
    • Shadow Pokemon don't gain any EVs so you don't need to worry about screwing up a Pokemon before it's purified.
    • To purify a Shadow Pokemon, its Heart Gauge must be dropped to zero, turning completely white. Some ways to reduce a Shadow Pokemon's Heart Gauge to zero is to keep it in your party, battle with it, and keep it in the Day Care.
    • Once a Shadow Pokemon's Heart Gauge turns completely white, you'll need to head to Relic Stone in Agate Village to finish Purifying a Shadow Pokemon (in XD, you can also do this in a Purification Chamber at Pokemon HQ Lab).
    • Once Purified, a Shadow Pokemon will return to normal and will relearn its original moves. It will also start to gain EVs.
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    • XD EVing Grounds
    The following is a helpful list of trainers you can battle in the Mt. Battle of Pokemon XD to gain EVs in a specific stat. Every trainer gives some EVs in only one stat.
    Code:
    HP
    Trainer #81 at MT.Battle
    Grimer: 1 Point
    Exploud: 3 Points
    Swalot: 2 Points
    Wobbuffet: 2 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #82 at MT.Battle
    Azumarill: 3 Points
    Wailmair: 1 Point
    Wailord: 2 Points
    Castform: 1 Point
    Total: 7 Points
    
    Trainer #83 at MT.Battle
    Lanturn: 2 Points
    Quagsire: 2 Points
    Whiscash: 2 Points
    Shedinja: 2 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #84 at MT.Battle
    Dunsparce: 1 Point
    Walrein: 3 Points
    Glalie: 2 Points
    Tropius: 2 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #85 at MT.Battle
    Slaking: 3 Points
    Hariyama: 2 Points
    Wigglytuff: 3 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    ATTACK
    Trainer #76 at MT.Battle
    Ariados: 2 Points
    Ursaring: 2 Points
    Qwilfish: 1 Point
    Total: 5 Points
    
    Trainer #77 at MT.Battle
    Solrock: 2 Points
    Rhydon: 2 Points
    Dodrio: 2 Points
    Total: 6 Points
    
    Trainer #78 at MT.Battle
    Mightyena: 2 Points
    Shiftry: 3 Points
    Craudant: 2 Points
    Sharpedo: 2 Points
    Total: 9 Points
    
    Trainer #79 at MT.Battle
    Breloom: 2 Points
    Tyranitar: 3 Points
    Armaldo: 2 Points
    Swampert: 3 Points
    Total: 10 Points
    
    Trainer #80 at MT.Battle
    Machamp: 3 Points
    Gyarados: 2 Points
    Heracross: 2 Points
    Blaziken: 3 Points
    Salamence: 3 Points
    Total: 13 Points
    
    DEFENCE
    Trainer #86 at MT.Battle
    Pelliper: 2 Points
    Clamperl: 1 Point
    Rhyhorn: 1 Point
    Forretress: 2 Points
    Total: 6 Points
    
    Trainer #87 at MT.Battle
    Torkoal: 2 Points
    Koffing: 1 Point
    Shelgon: 2 Points
    Metang: 2 Points
    Magcargo: 2 Points
    Total: 9 Points
    
    Trainer #88 at MT.Battle
    Golem: 3 Points
    Sandslash: 2 Points
    Miltank: 2 Points
    Total: 7 Points
    
    Trainer #89 at MT.Battle
    Seedot: 1 Point
    Gravelar: 2 Points
    Nosepass: 1 Points
    Weezing: 2 Points
    Pineco: 1 Point
    Sudowoodo: 2 Points
    Total: 9 Points
    
    Trainer #90 at MT.Battle
    Gligar: 1 Point
    Skarmory: 2 Points
    Metagross: 3 Points
    Regirock: 3 Points
    Aggron: 3 Points
    Total: 12 Points
    
    SPEED
    Rider Willie at Outskirt Stand
    Linoone x4: 2 Points each
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #61 at MT.Battle
    Golbat: 2 Points
    Murkrow: 1 Point
    Swellow: 2 Points
    Total: 5 Points
    
    Trainer #62 at MT.Battle
    Pidgeotto: 2 Points
    Dugtrio: 2 Points
    Plusle: 1 Point
    Minun: 1 Point
    Total: 6 Points
    
    Trainer #63 at MT.Battle
    Vigoroth: 2 Points
    Electabuzz: 2 Points
    Linoone: 2 Points
    Furret: 2 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #64 at MT.Battle
    Medicham: 2 Points
    Ninjask: 2 Points
    Raichu: 3 Points
    Jumpluff: 3 Points
    Total: 10 Points
    
    Trainer #65 at MT.Battle
    Manectric: 2 Points
    Sceptile: 3 Points
    Electrode: 2 Points
    Starmie: 2 Points
    Crobat: 3 Points
    Total: 12 Points
    
    SPECIAL ATTACK
    Trainer #66 at MT.Battle
    Roselia: 1 Point
    Spinda: 1 Point
    Beautifly: 3 Points
    Total: 5 Points
    
    Trainer #67 at MT.Battle
    Golduck: 2 Points
    Gorebyss: 2 Points
    Ampharos: 3 Points
    Magneton: 2 Points
    total: 9 Points
    Trainer #68 at MT.Battle
    Gloom: 2 Points
    Vileplume: 3 Points
    Sunflora: 2 Points
    Total: 7 Points
    
    Trainer #69 at MT.Battle
    Girafaric: 2 Points
    Kirlia: 2 Points
    Lunatone: 2 Points
    Kadabra: 2 Points
    
    Trainer #70 at MT.Battle
    Typhlosion: 3 Points
    Alakazam: 3 Points
    Gardevoir: 3 Points
    Espeon: 2 Points
    Houndoom: 2 Points
    Total: 13 Points
    
    
    SPECIAL DEFENSE
    Trainer #71 at MT.Battle
    Kecleon: 1 Point
    Ledian: 2 Points
    Dustox: 3 Points
    
    Trainer #72 at MT.Battle
    Tentacool: 1 Point
    Lombre: 2 Points
    Mantine: 2 Points
    Total: 5 Points
    
    Trainer #73 at MT.Battle
    Altaria: 2 Points
    Hitmontop: 2 Points
    Togetic: 2 Points
    Bellossom: 3 Points
    Total: 9 Points
    
    Trainer #74 at MT.Battle
    Tentacruel: 2 Points
    Grumpig: 2 Points
    Claydol: 2 Points
    Cradily: 2 Points
    Total: 8 Points
    
    Trainer #75 at MT.Battle
    Umbreon: 2 Points
    Regice: 3 Points
    Milotic: 2 Points
    Articuno: 3 Points
    Ludicolo: 3 Points
    Total: 13 Points
    

    Emerald Tips

    • Smeargle
    The Breeder

    The 'Ultimate Egg Move Parent' Smeargle, is without doubt the best Pokemon for breeding egg moves onto new pokemon. Smeargle is part of the Ground egg group, the largest of all the egg groups. Smeargle also has the ability to learn every move in the game, via it's signature move Sketch. Often, a combination of egg moves is only possible with the use of a Smeargle as the male parent. Thus, next to Ditto, Smeargle is the second most importing breeding tool within the game. A must have for any competitive breeder.

    The Catcher

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    Smeargle @ Leftovers
    Level: 100
    Ability: Own Tempo
    Jolly / Adamant, 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Speed
    ~ Spore
    ~ False Swipe
    ~ Mean Look / Foresight / Thunder Wave / Sweet Scent
    ~ Haze / Foresight / Thunder Wave / Sweet Scent

    Spore and False Swipe are a given. A Pokemon that is at 1 HP and Asleep has the highest chance of being caught, only further increased by choice of Poké Ball used. By using Smeargle, you gain STAB on False Swipe. Mean Look prevents roaming Pokémon such as the Lati twins from escaping the battle. Foresight is useful for allowing False Swipe to work on Ghost-type Pokemon. Thunder Wave is a usable alternative to Spore on Pokemon with the Insomnia ability. Haze is useful for stat-uppers, but your own stat boosting move such as Swords Dance can be used for upping the power of False Swipe. Recover or Refresh are also viable but lesser options, as you have access to recovery items, status healers and the X items. Sweet Scent is an option if you do not wish to have a separate Pokémon in your party with the move.
    • The Battle Frontier IV Guy
    In Emerald's Pokemon Frontier, there's a guy in a house just above the Pokemon Center that will give you information about your Pokemon's IVs. This man is very handy when you want to check if your Pokemon has any flawless IVs. Once you speak to him, he'll start judging your Pokemon's "abilities"..

    "Ah, youngster! Do your Pokémon's abilities intrigue you? Here, here! Let's have a look at your Pokémon!"

    Choose the Pokemon you want checked. He will then say:

    "...Hmm...This one, overall, ..."

    If he says "I would describe as being of average ability", then your Pokemon's IVs are between 0 and 90.
    If he says "I would describe as having better-than-average ability", then your Pokemon's IVs are between 91 and 120.
    If he says "I would say is quite impressive in ability!", then your Pokemon's IVs are between 121 and 150.
    If he says"I would say is wonderfully outstanding in ability!", then your Pokemon's IVs are between 151 and 186.

    Then the man will then proceed to mention the best IV that Pokemon possesses. If it has more than one best IV, he will randomly pick a stat every time you talk to him.

    "Incidentally, the best aspect of it, I would say, is its (HP / ATTACK / DEFENSE / SPECIAL ATTACK / SPECIAL DEFENSE / SPEED) ..."

    He then gives a judgment about that IV alone:

    If he says "That stat is relatively good", then the best IV is between 0 and 15.
    If he says "That stat is quite impressive", then the best IV is between 16 and 25.
    If he says "That stat is outstanding!", then the best IV is between 26 and 30.
    If he says "It's flawless! A thing of perfection!", then the best IV is 31.

    The man will then finish up his monologue with the words: "...Hm... That's how I call it."

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    • The Synchronize and Flame Body Abilities
    In Emerald, the Synchronize and Flame Body abilities were introduced. Unlike most other, these two abilities have an outside of battle effect. If you're breeding or capturing specific-natured Pokemon, then these abilities will be handy.
    • Synchronize: If a Pokemon with this ability is leading your party, then there is a 50% chance that any Pokemon you encounter will have the same nature as your Pokemon. Pokemon with Synchronize include Espeon, Umbreon, Natu, and Ralts. It should be noted that in Emerald, Synchronize will not work on stationary legendaries, such Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza.
    • Flame Body: Having a Pokemon with this ability in your team will reduce the number of steps you need to walk in order for an egg to hatch by roughly one-half.
    Note: The ability Magma Armor also has the same effect as the ability Flame Body.

    Here is a list of Pokemon with Flame Body / Magma Armor abilities.

    Flame Body Pokemon

    Magcargo / Slugma
    Magmar / Magby

    Magma Armor Pokemon
    Camerupt
    Magcargo / Slugma

    • Unlocking Repeat and Timer Balls
    After clearing the Rusturf Tunnel with rock smash. Speak to the Devon corporation Employee on the Rustboro Side exit, he will give you one of the balls, and inform you that the Rustboro Pokémart will sell both the Timer and Repeat Balls.
    • Getting the Johto Starters
    If you complete the 200 Pokemon of the Hoenn Pokedex (excluding Deoxys and Jirachi), Professor Birch will contact you. If you visit him, he'll allow you to choose one of the Johto Starters (either Chikorita, Totodile, or Cyndaquil).
    • The Battle Tower Cloning Glitch
    This glitch is easily one of the best glitches any of the Pokemon games has ever had. It can be used to clone up to 6 Pokemon at a time and a huge number of Items at once. To attempt this glitch you have to first beat the Elite Four and unlock the Battle Frontier. Once there, head to the Battle Tower, and follow the following steps:
    1. Once inside the Battle Tower, head to the PC (on the far right).
    2. Deposit any Pokemon/Item you want to clone (If you want to clone items, select the "Move Pokemon" option, and then make any Pokemon in the PC hold the item you want cloned). If you want to clone anything that is already in the PC, you don't have to withdraw it and then deposit it again. Just make sure anything you want to clone is inside the PC.
    3. Turn off the PC, then Save the game.
    4. Turn on the PC, and withdraw any Pokemon or Items you want Cloned.
    5. Head to the Link Multi Battle woman (the one to the farthest right, as shown in the screen shot below).
    6. Accept the challenge, and select two Pokemon.
    7. When she asks you if it is OK to save the game, select "Yes".
    8. The game will freeze for about 3 seconds. This is normal.
    9. When the game asks you to save the game, restart it.
    10. After restarting the game, check your PC, and, if performed correctly, anything that you withdrew from the PC should be back there, yet still in your party/Bag!
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    Caution: While performing step 4, do not deposit anything to the PC. Anything deposited will be permanently deleted. If you want to deposit anything, do that and then save the game again.
    • Mirage Island
    Mirage Island appears in Emerald the same way it appears in R/S, as explained in the Ruby/Sapphire Tips section above.
    • Pokemon News
    Occasionally, there will be news airing on TVs along Hoenn. Some of these news are helpful, and you should be aware of them.

    1. Energy Guru
    The Energy Guru guy in Slateport City will sell Vitamins for half their original price.

    2. Pokemon Swarms
    Sometimes, you will hear about outbreaks of some Pokemon like Seadot and Nuzleaf on their respective Routes. If you mix records with R/S, you might here about a swarm of Surskit, a Pokemon that doesn't normally appear in Emerald.

    3. Lilycove Clear-Out Sale
    Some items in the Lilycove PokeMart, such as decorations for Secret Bases, will be on sale when this event occurs.

    4. The Blend Master

    The Blend Master is an old man that shows up in the Contest Hall of Lilycove City after watching the TV broadcast that announces him. He can be found standing next to a Berry Blender and you can make Pokeblocks with him. Doing so with good berries will get you high level Pokeblocks with little effort. This can be helpful when you want to get good Pokeblocks to evolve a Feebas.

    There are other Pokemon News that happen throughout Hoenn, but most of them are generally unimportant.
    • The Effort Ribbon
    In Slateport City, there is a woman who will check the first Pokemon of your party. If it has max EVs (510), she will give it the Effort Ribbon. This is really helpful when you want to check if you're done EV training a specific Pokemon.

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    • Getting the Amulet Coin
    After getting the fifth badge, head back to your home. Speak to your mother, and she will give you an Amulet Coin. This item doubles the amount of money you get from a battle if the Pokemon holding this item participates in the battle.
    • Invisible Kecleon Locations
    Around Routes 119 and 120, six hidden Kecleon can be found using the Devon Scope. Below are the locations of all of them.

    Kecleon 1 - Located on the bridge on Route 120, where Steven gives you the Devon Scope. This Kecleon must be battled to advance in the game.

    Kecleon 2 - Found on Route 119, west of Fortree City, in an alcove between a set of trees. The alcove in question is to the right of the ninja trainer hidden behind a fake tree.

    Kecleon 3 - South of the Kecleon mentioned above on Route 119, in a short passage to the left. It is one space below another "hidden" ninja trainer.

    Kecleon 4
    - This Kecleon is hiding behind the sign pointing towards Fortree City, on Route 120.

    Kecleon 5 - Hiding at the top of the first staircase you encounter on Route 120. The staircase in question leads to a plot of land with a Poké Ball holding a Nest Ball to the right, and a secret base location to the left.

    Kecleon 6 - This Kecleon is concealed north of the Ancient Tomb on the elevated ridge near the end of Route 120.
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    Thanks to:
    Xia: for helping out with this thread, and suggesting a good way to capture the legendary dogs.
    ClikC: Information about Smeargle.
    Sandslash: for compiling a list of trainers that can be battled to gain EVs in specific stats for Pokemon: XD.
    Arseus: provided some information for both Emerald and the FR/LG games.
    Everybody else who helped with anything.

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  2. Lorak

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    I'll be glad to help out with Colosseum and XD tips, once I can compile them.
  3. kd24

    kd24 yo daddy musta been a drug dealer? why, cuz you're dope
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    This might suck and not be what you want, but I always found these 2 things very handy:

    RUBY/SAPPHIRE

    Talk to the berry master's wife and tell her what she wants to hear:

    SUPER HUSTLE: You will receive a Belue Berry.
    COOL LATIOS: You will receive a Durin Berry.
    CHALLENGE CONTEST: You will receive a Pamtre Berry.
    GREAT BATTLE: You will receive a Spelon Berry.
    OVERWHELMING LATIAS: You will receive a Watmel Berry.

    I provided DP descriptions, as in RSE the berries can only be used for Pokeblocks. I will find what type ASAP.

    Belue Berry:
    Can be used to make a Poffin with Sour and Spicy flavors. Provides a one-time 80 power Electric attack when a Pokemon holding this item uses Natural Gift.

    Spelon Berry:
    Can be used to make a Poffin with Dry and Spicy flavors. Provides a one-time 70 power Dark attack when a Pokemon holding this item uses Natural Gift.

    Watmel Berry:
    Can be used to make a Poffin with Bitter and Sweet flavors. Provides a one-time 80 power Fire attack when a Pokemon holding this item uses Natural Gift.

    Durin Berry:
    Can be used to make a Poffin with Bitter and Sour flavors. Provides a one-time 80 power Water attack when a Pokemon holding this item uses Natural Gift.

    Pamtre Berry:
    Can be used to make a Poffin with Dry and Sweet flavors. Provides a one-time 70 power Steel attack when a Pokemon holding this item uses Natural Gift.

    When you leave a Pokemon at the Day Care Center, each step will be equal to one EXP. point. However, if you want an easier faster way of doing it, all you need is the Acro Bike and a mudslide. The best one to use is the Lavaridge Town Desert mudslide. Get on the bike and face the mudslide. Then, just find a way to keep the up button pushed, such as leaving a small stack of change on the up button or some other creative way. Once you figure it out, just leave your gameboy alone for a while, even overnight, and check the Daycare. Your Pokemon should have grown immensely.

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    Sorry if these don't count as tips or tricks, but they are still very handy for leveling up or collecting the berries -.-
  4. Xia

    Xia aka Lone Gansel
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    Easy way to catch roamers in RSE (via isolation refreshing):

    Prerequisits
    -Beat the Elite Four (since all roamers are found post-E4)
    -Have the roamer's in your Pokedex (only seeing it is necessary)
    -Speedy Mean Looker, such as Crobat, one level below the roamer in the front of your party.
    -Master Ball or multiple Quick and/or Ultra Balls

    Method
    1. Fly to Route 117, and stand in front of the Pokemon Day Care.
    2. Check the roamer's area in the Pokedex; if the roamer in question is on Route 117, skip to step X.
    3. If the roamer is not on Route 117, enter the Day Care.
    4. As soon as you enter the Day Care, exit; this refreshes the roamer's area.
    5. Once outside, repeat steps 2-4 until the roamer is on Route 117.
    6. Head to the patch of grass northwest of the Day Care Center and activate the Repel.
    7. Run around in the grass until you encounter the roamer.
    8. Trap the roamer via Mean Look.
    9. Use common capturing knowlege to catch the roamer.

    This is the method I used in RSE to catch the Lati twins, and I believe it works jsut the same with the beast in FRLG, though I'm not entirely sure the Day Care refreshes the location of the roamer.
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    For FRLG I prefer Route 2, the grass that is under the entrance of Viridian Forest, I tried it myself.

    Here's a screenshot: [​IMG]
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    Quite a bit of stuff in such a short time. Keep them coming!

    @Lorak: That'll be really great. Just post here with whatever you have, and I'm sure it'll help.

    @Xia: I'd certainly appreciate any help with that. If you can update or fix anything, then go ahead. Also, the roaming pokemon's guide looks great, but I just need confirmation whether going in and out resets the locations on FR/LG. If it's true, then I'll edit it in the OP.

    @KD24: Actually, these tips are great. I'll edit them in the OP. Some screen shots would help for the second 'trick', but if you can't get any, then it's fine, I'll do something about it. Thanks for your help.

    @Meow: I was planning on writing a more detailed description on the cloning glitch, but this can be used as an initial write-up. Thanks!

    @Sandslash: Doesn't look bad, but can you further elaborate? For example, list which pokemon gives which EVs, etc. I don't have XD (>.<), so I can't do it myself.

    @Viletung: I think screen shots would be enough, but if you want to do a video, and the moderators say it's ok, then go ahead ;)

    I'll start editing in the OP in a while. Thanks everybody!
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    I'll gladly help Lorak on XD/Colluseum once I finish my replay of Coluseum and XD.
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    Just throwing in some Cube game tidbits: Shadow Pokemon don't gain any EVs so you don't need to worry about screwing up a Pokemon before it's purified.

    Also, when a Pokemon appears at a Poke Spot, its nature, gender and IVs are set. However, its level isn't. There's really no real reason to know this, but yeah.

    Another fun thing is that Seedot swarms in Emerald are weird. The early area ones have Leech Seed in addition to what they should know, and the ones in the route after Fortree have Leech Seed, Frustration, SolarBeam and Giga Drain. Also, by mixing records during these Seedot swarms you can have freak Seedot swarms in Sapphire.

    These aren't really tips (apart from the first point) but they're fun to know.
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    @MegaMewtwo: Well, the first one is ok, but I don't know of the others >.> I don't really think they're useful for competitive players.. But thanks anyways.

    I can capture screen shots for the GBA games from an emulator, so I think I'll start dressing up this thread ^_^
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    Small thing, for getting the roaming Lati on your pokedex in R/S, I put a level 49 Corsola in first place in my party, bought 20 Super Repels and started searching. It saves a lot of time in my opinion, since the first wild Pokemon you come across has to be Lati@s, given that all wild Pokemon above level 50 are only found in caves.
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    what???
    Roaming Lati@s are level 40, so using a level 49 pkm will prevent you to encounter even them... the pkm should be a level39 one...

    I may write something on Fire Red/Leaf Green, but I can't think to anything atm...
    The only thing that people often seems to miss is the togepi egg that an old man will give you at the water labyrint, if your first party pkm has max happyness... :7
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    According to Viletung's post below mine and my own tests, FRLG works in the same way as RSE as far as refreshing works.

    Viletung also advises using Route 2 as the refresh spot, thanks to its single grass spot and otherwise low-leveled wild Pokemon.
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    @Sandslash: I'll edit it in the OP ASAP. Thanks for your help!
    @Xia: Yeah, I was researching it myself just now actually. It does work, so thanks for your help!
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    Malfunction, we need the following tips for emerald:

    Synchronizor (and what it does not work with)
    Flame Body (and similar)
    The IV man

    I know there is a little bit of duplication between the 4th gen on synch/flame body, but I think it's necessary in this case. Start thinking hard on other things that we need to bring this one to completion.

    EDIT: Additionally, lets lose the numbers on the tips. They are unnecessary.
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    I cleaned this up a little bit to make it easier to get the last few things we need to bring this to a head --

    For the flame body tip, could you provide the same monster listing (checked for 3rd generation existence of the monster and ability) and list all of those here.

    Add smeargle for capturing and breeding. You can likely use the entry from the 4th generation tips are they are the same thing.

    Money making. Probably a good one to have for emerald, at least, but if we could get FR/LG.

    Anything I am missing?
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    Flame Body Pokemon
    Magcargo / Slugma
    Magmortar / Magmar / Magby

    Magma Armor Pokemon
    Camerupt
    Magcargo / Slugma

    For reference. ;]
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    Sure, I'll add in those. I kinda remember there was a couple in RSE, but I'm not sure about FR/LG. Will check on them, though.

    Also, thanks for that Xia! You're really a great help ;)

    EDIT: Actually, there is no Vs. Seeker in RSE, so gaining money won't be as easy (though you can always use the cloning glitch with at least one nugget). But I'll list them anyways.
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    My memory is pretty poor, but I do remember that were some trainers who you could rebattle after rezoning a few times. I used Gentleman Walter, if I am not mistaken. But really, mass item cloning for nuggets is probably the quickest way anyhow, so lets just use that.
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    IIRC, i believe there is something in whatever device you get in the game. "Trainers Eyes" I believe. You can use that to re-battle, I know I used it on ruby to re-battle a couple so I could tutor my smeargle before trading it to emerald for my recent play through.
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    You too are talking about the match call feature of the Pokenav (not sure what it's called in RS). You can re-battle people using it, but only when they want to rebattle. A pokeball icon appears next to their names when they want to. Then again, you can't choose neither the trainer nor the time you want. I guess I'll just mention where you get the Amulet Coin from.
    I've found a great place in FR/LG, though. I'll add it in a while.

    EDIT: Done. I copied information about Smeargle from the fourth generation thread (thanks ClikC), as mingot suggested.

    Anything else, you guys think?
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    Smeagle can't have Technician in third generation games, so I removed that, and made some other small corrections to the write-up (I also changed its sprite to a third generation one).

    Also, I have a list of the six invisible Kecleon that can be found in Emerald (presumably in Ruby/Sapphire as well, though I have never played those).

    Invisible Kecleon Locations

    Kecleon 1 - Located on the bridge on Route 120, where Steven gives you the Devon Scope. This Kecleon must be battled to advance in the game.

    Kecleon 2 - Found on Route 119, west of Fortree City, in an alcove between a set of trees. The alcove in question is to the right of the ninja trainer hidden behind a fake tree.

    Kecleon 3 - South of the Kecleon mentioned above on Route 119, in a short passage to the left. It is one space below another "hidden" ninja trainer.

    Kecleon 4 - This Kecleon is hiding behind the sign pointing towards Fortree City, on Route 120.

    Kecleon 5 - Hiding at the top of the first staircase you encounter on Route 120. The staircase in question leads to a plot of land with a Poké Ball holding a Nest Ball to the right, and a secret base location to the left.

    Kecleon 6 - This Kecleon is concealed north of the Ancient Tomb on the elevated ridge near the end of Route 120.

    Also, here's something else, for FireRed/LeafGreen:

    Obtaining Repeat and Timer Balls in Kanto

    Repeat and Timer Balls cannot be found in any Kanto Poké Mart, but they are sold by a man on Two Island after meeting certain conditions. First, deliver Ciro's Meteorite to the man at Two Island's Game Corner; this man wants you to find his lost daughter, Lostelle. Lostelle is located on Three Island, in the Berry Forest. To get to the Berry Forest, defeat the biker gang, then head over Bond Bridge. Save Lostelle by battling the Hypno that is harassing her, and you will be taken back to Two Island.

    The second half of the requirements must be fulfilled after defeating the Elite Four at least once. Return to Boon Island, then buy 99 of each of the items carried by the man. Enter and exit a building, then return to see what items he has for sale. Repeat and Timer Balls should now be in stock.

    The second is rather obscure, but both of these tips work, as confirmed by myself.
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    Great, I'll edit this stuff in the OP in a while. Thank you very much, Arseus!

    EDIT: Done!
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    Ok, Malfunction, one last thing -- specific description of where the Effort Ribbon lady is located.

    After this it really looks complete, would agree?
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    I don't think there is any in FR/LG, so I'll just elaborate on the Emerald one.
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    A quick note, in the FR/LG section about catching the roamers, in Prequisites, it says Quick Balls, but those don't exist in FR/LG.

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