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Tips and Tricks: 2nd Generation

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Xia, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Xia

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    Like the other Tips and Tricks threads, this one will help identify helpful information partaining to the GSC cartriges, and possible Pokemon Stadium 2 (at mod's discretion). Let's try to get this thing running. =]
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    Gold / Silver / Crystal Tips and Tricks
    Finding Pokemon Swarms (open)

    Prerequisites:
    Have in your list of contacts one of the NPCs who alert you of Pokemon swarms (see below).

    NPCs who alert you of Pokemon swarms and their locations:

    Fisherman Ralph: Qwilfish - Found on Route 32
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    Hiker Anthony: Dunsparce - Found on Route 33
    [​IMG]

    Bug Catcher Arnie: Yanma - Found on Route 35
    [​IMG]

    School Kid Chad: Snubbull - Found on Route 38
    [​IMG]

    Fisher Wilton: Remoraid - Found on Route 44
    [​IMG]

    Hiker Parry: Marill - Found on Route 45
    [​IMG]

    Method


    Each of the NPCs will call you whenever their Pokemon is swarming. No two swarms can happen at the same time, however, and each swarm is temporary.
    Useful PokeGear Radio Stations (open)

    Channel Number (Johto / Kanto), Chanel Name, and Use
    4.5 / (n/a): Oak's Pokemon Talk - Gives areas of rare Pokemon (Morning broadcast only)
    7.5 / 18.5: Pokemusic / Let's All Sing: Affects the encounter rate of wild Pokemon. (Mon, Wed, Fri: decreased encounter rate; Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun: increased encounter rate) (EXPN Card needed for Kanto channel)
    8.5 / (n/a): Lucky Channel - Draws a Trainer ID every Friday; if the ID matches one of the Trainer's Pokemon, a prize can be picked up from a NPC on the ground floor at the Goldenrod Radio Tower.
    13.5 / (n/a): ??? - Plays only in the Ruins of Alph; increases encounter rate of Unown.
    16.5 / (n/a): Buena's Password - From 18:00-24:00, the DJ broadcasts a password. By telling her this password, players can gain points that can be spent on rare items. (Crystal only)

    (n/a) / 20.0: PokeFlute - Can be used to awaken Snorlax (EXPN Card needed)
    Cloning Glitch (GS) (open)

    Method


    Go to a computer and save the game. Deposit the Pokemon that you want to clone. Then change boxes, and during the stage where the message "Saving, don't turn off the power" appears, soft reset your game. When you turn your game back on, the Pokemon you deposited will be both in your box and in your party. Any items held by the Pokemon will also be duplicated. Be very cautious when using this glitch, as it may result in the loss of saved data.

    All Three Starter Glitch (open)

    Prerequisites
    Unsaved file

    Method
    After going through the introductory information, go outside and save your game. Without saving, progress though the game until you are able to catch Pokemon. Catch any Pokemon and travel to Cherrygrove City's Pokecenter. Perform the Cloning Glitch on your starter, making sure that you do not save. After the glitch is completed, you should be back at the first save point. Repeat the previous steps twice, picking a different starter each time. The cloned Pokemon will be in your PC each time you revert back to your saved file.


    Celebi Glitch (open)

    Prerequisites:
    Beat the Elite Four
    Have a Sneasel with the move Beat Up as its thid move
    Have an unfilled box in Bill's PC with a Pokemon that can be deleted in it

    Method:
    Go to any PC and clone Sneasel four times.
    Incorrectly clone Sneasel once by shutting off the game when the "A" in "Saving...Do not turn off the power" appears (the chances of doing so are fairly slim).
    Place the original Sneasel in the first slot of your party followed by the four regular clones and the one glitched clone.
    Go to the Pokémon Daycare and deposit the glitched clone.
    Immediately withdraw the glitched clone and place it in the first slot of your party.
    Start the Daycare's computer and access the Bill's PC.
    Select "Move PKMN w/o Mail", choose the Pokémon to be deleted, and place it in the first slot in your party.
    Return to the Daycare man and redeposit the bad clone that has been moved to the second party slot.
    Restart the Daycare computer and deposit the four good clones and the Pokémon to be deleted in Bill's PC.
    Take back the bad clone and have the Daycare man raise the original Sneasel (if its name has changed, this is normal).
    Once this Sneasel is taken back it will turn into a Celebi. However, Celebi will not be recorded in the Pokedex and its level may be abnormally high.

    Note that the third and fourth Sneasel clones will also have their species changed, but their sprites will remain the same until they are depositedand withdrawn from the Daycare.

    It should also be noted that viewing the second stat page of the second clone in the PC box may cause the game to freeze or glitch.

    Since the glitch relies on the hexadecimal identifiers of attacks and the standard decimal index number of all Pokémon, any Pokémon can be received using this glitch. Simply changing the third move of the transforming Pokémon will yield a different Pokémon; the standard decimal form of the hexidecimal will show which Pokémon the transformer will become after the glitch is preformed.


    Crystal Only Tips and Tricks
    Receiving Evolutionary Stones (open)

    Prerequisites:
    Have the DST feature turned on.
    Have the PokeGear
    Have in your list of contacts one of the stone-giving NPC (see below)

    NPCs who offer Evolutionary Stones and their locations:
    Leaf Stone: Picnicker Gina - Found on Route 34
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    Fire Stone: School Kid Allan - Found on Route 36
    [​IMG]

    Thunder Stone: Lass Dana - Found on Route 38
    [​IMG]

    Water Stone: Fisher Tully - Found on Route 42
    [​IMG]

    Method:


    After meeting all of the prerequisites, return to New Bark Town and talk to your mother. When she asks if it is Daylight Savings Time, say "Yes" to change the clock by one hour. When the clock changes, you should get a phone call. If you do not receive a phone call, simply change the clock back and forth until you do. This can be done over and over as long as you receive the item offered to you before trying again.

    Solving the Ruins of Alph (open)

    Each chamber of the Ruins of Alph contain a back room with typically rare items, though each is only obtainable after solving a riddle spelled out by Unown. The riddles to each are explained below:

    Chamber Number and Method to Unlock the Hidden Rooms

    Kabuto Room: "Escape" - Use an Escape Rope to exit the chamber. Upon reentry, the hidden room will be unlocked.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Aerodactyl Room: "Light" - Have a Pokemon use the move Flash outside of battle to gain entry to the hidden room.
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    Omanyte Room: "Water" - Enter the chamber with a Water Stone in your Bag to open the hidden room.
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    Ho-oh Room: "Ho-oh" - Place Ho-oh as the lead Pokemon in your party to unlock the hidden room.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. opkil

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    Really love the work you're putting in, but little problems.
    Bolded.
  3. Xia

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    Thanks opkil, that stuff's been fixed.
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    Another notable tip:

    Duplicate Pokemon: Go to a computer and save the game. Deposit the Pokemon that you want to clone. Then change boxes, and during the stage where the message "Saving, don't turn off the power" appears, soft reset your game. When you turn your game back on, the Pokemon you deposited will be both in your box and in your party. Any items held by the Pokemon will also be duplicated.

    Just thought I'd mention it; since it's a glitch, I don't know whether it would fit into this article.
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    Note:

    For Duplicating Pokemon, in G/S, you can turn off anytime after "SAVING..." and before the period in "POWER."
    But for Crystal, you must turn it off in the about 1/10 second window right after the period appears.
  6. Xia

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    Thanks you guys; OP's been updated.
  7. eric the espeon

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  8. Xia

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    iirc, there was going to be a whole separate glitch thread. If this is still the case, these should most definitely go there. If not, however, I'll be sure to include them in the OP. Thanks, eric the espeon.
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    I think it should be mentioned in the cloning part that making any mistakes can erase your entire game, and you should clone with caution and only when necessary. In the later gens you have the fail-safe of a back-up file, but in GSC if your file is erased it's gone for good.
  10. Xia

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    Added that in. Thanks 420.
  11. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    I assumed that since you included the Cloning Glitch, that other glitches would probably want to go here. imo it would make more sense to have one decent length article with both than two quite short ones with a semi-artificial (at least to a competitive player) distinction between them.
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    I'll go ahead and add them since it both makes more sense and there isn't a glitch thread started.
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    I tried making a few screenshots for some of the trainers as they can be hard to find in some of the routes.

    Swarm location trainers:

    Qwilfish
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    Dunsparce
    [​IMG]

    Yanma
    [​IMG]

    Snubbull
    [​IMG]

    Remoraid
    [​IMG]

    Marill
    [​IMG]


    Stone trainer locations:

    Leaf Stone
    [​IMG]

    Fire Stone
    [​IMG]

    Thunder Stone
    [​IMG]

    Water Stone
    [​IMG]

    If they're too big or something's wrong, I'll try fixing it as best I can.
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    Great stuff!
    I noticed a small mistake though :
    You wrote effects which is a noun, when you really want affects, the verb.

    Other than that, it's amazing.
  15. Xia

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    Ah, thank you for catching that Hegna.
  16. Hegna

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    No problem, I'm glad I could help.
  17. Alex_Dino

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    Would it be logical to get Screencaps of these? I have an emulator, I could get them for you.
  18. Xia

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    That would be great if you could do that Alex. =]
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    Okay, I'll get right to it.
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    Here's the first room along with the items. Hopefully this works, I used my Facebook account, heh. I also heard that the more pictures the better, so I took a bunch so you can pick which one you want.

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    The wording shown in the Kabuto room.


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    Kabuto Room before using Escape Rope, with the player on where the hole will appear.

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    Some of the items found inside the room. Yes, I named myself Smogon for obvious reasons.
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    The hole that appears after you use the Escape Rope.

    [​IMG]
    Right outside the Kabuto Room.


    Items found:
    Heal Powder
    EnergyPowder
    Berry
    Psncureberry

    I'll also include the message found when you fall through the hole.
    [​IMG]

    "Our Words Shall Remain Here For The Ages."

    (Jeez, if I had known there were extras to the Ruins of Alph in Crystal I would of bought it. I was all over this kind of stuff on my Silver version, heh.)

    So there's the first room. Pick what you want. You should be able to get to where the images are quite easily.

    And on a side note, are you planning on including in-game trades as well? I've been taking shots of where the in-game traders if you guys are thinking about including that, just in case.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, I'll see if I can't get the rest of them tomorrow (Or I might pull an all-nighter, depends on how sleepy I feel)
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    Decided to pull an all-nighter. Here's the second room with photos...
    ...or not. Emulator decided to crash on me. For the time being here's what I got before it kicked the bucket. I'll pull up some Gameshark codes and try to get back to where I was as soon as possible. Sorry about the setback.

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    Player outside Aerodactyl Room.

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    Wording shown on the Aerodactyl Room.
  22. Xia

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    I've added some of these to the OP; thank you very much Alex Dino. To save you some time, feel free to only screencap the entrance to each ruin and the "Patterns appeared on the walls..." bit.
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    Affirmative.

    I'm back with Ho-oh Room pics and the item list for the Aerodactyl room, since I didn't get that before it crashed on me. And since I'm actually playing through this (first time playing Crystal) it might take me a while to get the item list for the Ho-oh Room.

    Anyway, without further ado:

    Item List:
    Moon Stone
    Gold Berry
    Heal Powder
    EnergyRoot

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    Entrance to Ho-oh Room.


    [​IMG]
    It almost looks like a face with ears... lol.
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    Final screencaps.

    [​IMG]
    Outside Omanyte Room.

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    WATER.

    Omanyte Room Item List:
    Stardust
    Star Piece
    Mysteryberry
    Mystic Water

    And that's it, all I have left is the item list for Ho-oh's room.
  25. Xia

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    Thank you Dino. =]

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