Game Boy Advance GBA Game Cheats
Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire
Also known as: Pocket Monsters Ruby and Pocket Monsters Sapphire (Japan)
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- General Cheats, Hints
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Get all three starting Pokemon: Wait until you can buy a Pokeball and catch at least one
Trade with a friend at the Pokecenter. Make sure that your friend has a
Pokemon to give away. Trade the Pokemon you selected in the start of the game,
then start the game again. Continue this process until you have all three (Torchic,
Treecko, and Mudkip). Make sure that when you trade to your friend, he has
kept the Pokemon you have given him or her. When you have chosen the last
starting Pokemon, catch two Pokemon. Trade with your friend again to get back
the two other starting Pokemon you previously gave him. You should now have
Torchic Mudkip and Treecko.
Easy money and experience: Use the following steps to earn easy money and experience.
1. You need to be able to use Fly.
2. Have two Pokemon in your top two slots.
3. The lead has to be a very strong Water type that knows Surf (Kyogre
4. Give it an Amulet Coin, which you can get from your mother.
5. In the second slot, put in a Pokemon that needs experience. 6.
6. Give it an Exp. Share, which you can get from the President of the Devon
7. Fly to Lavaridge Town.
8. Go right, and move down until you see the interviewers Gabby and Ty. They
should not be too difficult to find; they are standing next to each other.
The one on the left (Gabby) holds a microphone, and the one on the right (Ty)
is holding a camera. If they are not there, go to step 12.
9. Talk to them. You should enter a double battle. You should be facing a
Whismur/Loudred/Exploud and a Magnemite/Magneton, depending on how many
times you have battled them beforehand.
10. Use Surf from the strong water type. It should KO both. Then, the
Pokemon that needs experience will gain three quarters of the experience
11. Answer their interview questions (optional).
12. Fly to Mauville. Move right, use Surf to cross the river, and go right.
You should see them again. If not, go to steps 7 to 8 or to step 14.
13. Repeat steps 9 to 11.
14. Fly to Fortree Head, as far right as you can go from there. You should
see them. If not, go to steps 7 to 8 or step 12.
15. Repeat steps 9 to 11.
16. Repeat steps 7 to 15 again. The interviewers follow a pattern going from
steps 7 to 8 to step 12 to step 14 and back again. Every time you battle,
you should gain a considerable amount of experience and money. The
interviewers never leave.
Getting a female starter: Keep starting the game over repeatedly until you get a female
Catching Pokemon easier: You need a Pokemon that knows the Endeavor move. Have the Pokemon
get hurt so that it only has about 1 HP remaining. Go into battle with the
pokemon that you want to catch. Use Endeavor. The move will take the opponent
down to 1 HP also, and make it a lot easier to catch.
Catching Pokemon easier (2):Go to the Safari Zone with a Pokmeon that knows Sweet Scent. Instead of
walking and wasting steps, stand in one spot and use Sweet Scent. The wild
Pokemon will come to you.
The Two Pokemon Of The Elements: When going after the legendary representing the team of your game
(Team Aqua or Team Magma), bring about 30 Ultra Balls, quite a few Revives,
and at least a level 50 Pokemon. The Pokemon will be at level 45, and will be
extremely difficult to catch. The only sure way to catch it is if you bring a
Pokemon with a move that will freeze or paralyze it. Try as hard as you can
not to kill it, but get it down to a red zone so far down that you can barely
see it. Then, go mad throwing Ultra Balls at it. Do not use other Pokeballs.
The will help greatly against the Elite Four and the final Gym leader.
Strong Pokemon: After catching Groudon, it should know Fire Blast, Slash, and
Earthquake. Do the side quest where you have to go to New Mauvile and get
Thunderbolt. Teach Thunderbolt to it, making it forget Slash. Then, go to the
Safari Zone and get Solarbeam. Make it forget the move that is not Earthquake,
Fire Blast and Thunderbolt, and teach it Solarbeam. Your Groudon now knows
four of the most powerful moves in the game and they are all of different
types. Get it up to level 70 and it will almost never lose.
Pokemon Contest:In Pokemon Contest houses, you may enter your Pokemon into a
contest for a chance to win a medal. However if you enter without any Porok
level ups, you will have a very low chance of winning. The way to raise this
is to go out and find the trees with berries on them, then press A. You
will then receive 1 to 4 berries. If you now go to a Pokemon House, you will
see small gray machines on the right. The empty one on the top is for
multi-player. For now, find a house in a city that only has a man at the
bottom. Go to the other side of the machine and press A. You will then
be asked to pick a Porok (berry) and throw it in. The spinner will come down
and start moving. The objective is to press A just when the spinner
hits your arrow:
Circle Within A Circle: Direct hit (much faster)
Circle: Near hit (slightly faster)
X: Miss (slower:
The faster you (and your opponent) get the spinner moving, the better. Once
the meter at the top hits the end, it is over and the results and the fastest
RPM the spinner was moving will appear. You will then receive a Blended Porok.
The level of it depends on how fast you got the machine going. The average
appears to be 11. Next, open your Special Items Pocket and go to your "Pez
dispenser" type item (which you must have to play the game -- it is
obtained from the girl in the first contest house). You will then pick a
Blended Porok and feed it to a pet, making one of his Pokemon Contest stats
(viewable in the Poke-Navi) go up. Some can even raise multiple stats. The
more you do this, the better chance you have of winning.
Pokerus: The Pokerus virus makes your Pokemon's stats go unusually higher
when they level up when fighting wild Pokemon. You can get Pokerus by battling on Route 102.
Gym tactics: First, try using Kyamome or a Water/Grass starter. Then, try
Water/Fire starter Grass at level 20 to 25. Finally, try Sandshrew with lots
of Ground attack.
Gym tactics (2): If you chose Torchick as your first Pokemon, you will soon find out that
the first Gym Leader will be difficult without the proper Pokemon. When you
reach the first beach area (next to the forest entrance), try to catch a
Wingull. Then while in the forest, spend some time to level it up and your
Torchick. Get the Wingull to at least level 10, and the Combuskin to about
level 16 to 18. You can now take out the three Geodudes the Leader has with
the Wingull's Water-Gun, and use the Combuskin as backup.
Berry master's wife: To get her rarest berry, tell her "ANGRY ABRA".
To get Berry Master's rarer berry, try "GREAT BATTLE", "COOL
LATIOS" (if you have a Latios), or "CHALLENGE CONTEST" (when
you have a Contest Pass). When you get the berries, do not Berry Blend them.
Plant and water them often so that you can get more berries. Berry Master's
wife only gives you the rare berry for the quote once.
Secret Bases: You can only have sixteen items stored in your Secret Base.
When you are trying to find a good base for yourself, look inside every
different base you find. The interior of the rooms differ from place to place,
though some are the same. If you already have a base and want to see inside
others, save your game, enter it, and make it your base if it suits you.
In order to get a Secret Base, you will need TM 43 Secret Power, which can
be obtained on the route between Mauville City and Verdanturf Town. You should
see a person looking at a tree. Talk to him and he will give you a TM. The TM
can be taught to mostly any Pokemon. When you are at a big mountain, you will
see a little square. When you examine it, it will say there is a small indent.
If you have a Pokemon that has Secret Power, the game will ask if you want to
go in. A hole appears, and you will automatically walk in. The game will ask
you if you want to set up Secret Base here. Answer "Yes". The screen
will flash and a laptop will appear. That laptop is the same as the computer
in your own house.
Secret Base types are bush, tree, stone wall, and inside cave.
Hidden message: After you unlock the three rare Pokemon, the Pokemon in the cave on
the road after the town with the tree houses, the hidden messages is
"With new time Hope and love Aim to the sky in the middle".
Amulet Coin: After you defeat your dad in the Petalburg City Gym, go to your
house and speak to your mom. She asks you if you have defeated your father
then gives you the Amulet Coin as a present. The Amulet Coin doubles the
amount of money you get for defeating a trainer. You must make the Pokemon
holding the Amulet Coin participate in the battle.
Experience Share: After you deliver the letter to Steven, go to the Devon Corp. and
talk to the president. He should give you an Experience Share for impressing
him, and for his thanks.
Experience Share (2): To get double experience, make the Pokemon to be leveled up hold the
Experience Share. Then, send it out to battle. If the Pokemon wins, it will be
rewarded double the experience that it would normal get.
Itemfinder: When you first use the Itemfinder, it may seem as if it only gives
generalized hints about surrounding items. However, upon closer inspection,
each use turns your character in the direction of the buried item. By moving
in that direction and using the Itemfinder again, you can effectively track
down any item.
Itemfinder (2): While using the Itemfinder, if it rings look near trees and rocks . For
example, sneak behind the Berry Master's house and look by the trees to find a
Revive. Also go by the ocean shore in Mauville, Mossdeep, and Lilycove. All
around the water you can find Heart Scales . After you have Surf, go to
Dewford and surf north. You will find some land. Search all around it and you
will find a Heart scale . Look by the Daycare Center to see some grass blocked
by a tree. Cut it down and search all around inside to find an item.
Master Ball: A Master Ball can also be found in the Team Aqua hideout. You only
have one chance of getting it... If one of your Pokemon's ID number matches the numbers perfectly from the
ticket you get at the Pokemon lotto in Lilycove, you will win a Master Ball...
Show every trainer in the Hoenn region a completed Pokedex, then go to the
Lily Cove hotel. Show the owner your completed Pokedex and he will give you a
Pokeblocks: If you want to raise a certain stat with the Pokeblocks, read the
name of the Pokeblock. If it says "Orange Pokeblock", it will most
likely raise how tough your Pokemon looks (since Tough is represented by the
color orange). You can only give your Pokemon a certain amount of Pokeblocks. If you give
them up to the limit that they eat, they will refuse to eat anymore. Plan
ahead before giving your Pokemon any Pokeblocks. Only give them high level
Pokeblock Case: You get the Pokeblock case from a girl in the Slateport Pokemon
Premier Ball: Buy at least ten Pokeballs and you will get a free Premier Ball.
Rare Stones: On Route 24, there is a treasure hunter. Give him a shard and he
will give you a stone that represents the color of the shard. For example, Red
Shard for a Fire Stone, Blue Shard for a Water Stone, and a Green Shard for a
Leaf Stone. You can find a Yellow Shard on Route 34 from Lilycove.
Scanner: When you go on the Abandoned Ship and end up talking to a man who
needs a Scanner, find a room with water in it. Have a Pokemon that knows Dive
and can use it with you. Dive at the end of the pool, and come back up
slightly away. You will be in a room with six doors. In each will be a key to
the next room. It will shine on the ground, but it may just be a shiny piece
of trash. The key is in door two. Go back and talk to the man again. He will
say to deliver it to Captain Stern for him, and that he wants to further
explore the ship. Fly back to Slateport and go into the ferry ride. Captain
Stern is there. Talk to him and he will offer a trade for the Scanner; the
Deepseascale, and the Deepseatooth. The Deepseascale raises the Special
Defense of a Clamperl, and the Deepseatooth raises its Special Attack.
TM 01: TM01 is found near the west side exit of Meteor Falls. To get it,
you need a Pokemon that knows Surf. Use Surf and go to the north side of the
exit. Then, pass through the rocks. You will see some stairs and a shore. Go
there and fight the two trainers. One is Expert Timothy, and the other is
Black Belt Nob. You can also find some Rare Berries and Calcium if you have a
TM 02: In order to do this, you must Have waterfall, Surf Pokemon at least
level 35. Aqua/Maga will steal the meteorite. However, there is more for the
Meteor Falls. Go deep into the cave. Use Waterfall on the fall. Go through the
cave and find TM 02.
TM 43: Go through the tunnel by the cable cars that lead to Mt. Chimney.
Then, go right until you can go up. You will find a person looking at a sort
of "pine tree". Talk to him to receive TM43 or Secret Power. You can
now make Secret Bases.
Finding items: Look for the light brown smooth rocks that scattered throughout the
game. Look under them. You might find items including a Heart Scale and Rare
Recommended training locations: Two places that are good to train at are the Sky Pillar near
Pacifilog Town and near Ever Grande city cave. You can fight Wally after you
defeat the Elite Four. Wally uses an Altaria, Delcatty, Magneton, Roselia, and
his starting Pokemon, Gardevoir.
Breeding: When you are about to get a rare Pokemon, save the game before you
do so, Keep restarting until you get a female form of it. This will allow you
to breed it.
Breed starters: If you get a female starter of any kind, you can breed it to get
another. You can breed Treeko (or its evolved form) with Tropius; Torchic with
Ryhorn; and Mudkip with Wingull. This only works with females. If you use a
male you will just get whatever you bred it with.
Faster egg hatching: Once the Day Care man gives you an egg, put it in the first
position of your Pokemon. Take out the Mach Bike and go back and forth from
Route 117, Mauville City, and Route 118 until it hatches.
Growing a berry: Go to a patch of soft soil and plant any berry (one that grows fast
without Wailmer Pail recommended). Wait for awhile and the berry/berry tree
will look like it is blinking. If this happens, the plant will grow taller.
Hidden Power: Although Hidden power seems weak and useless, it is actually a very
good move to have. If your Pokemon is in a situation where the advantage is
not on its side (for example, Electric vs. Ground), then Hidden Power can be
used against the opponent to inflict effective damage, regardless of your
Bike wheelie: Press B on a bike to pop a wheelie. Without a bike you will
run. Note: You cannot do a wheelie on the Mach Bike. Also, if you keep a wheelie
going through grass, you will lessen the chance to be challenged by a wild
Bike bunny hops: Get the Acro Bike and hold B without moving the D-pad
to bunny hop.
Mach Bikes: Mach bikes have one large advantage over the Acro bikes. Mach bikes
can run through mud slides, if you have enough speed.
Mach Bike/Acro Bike abilities: Once you reach Mauville City, there is a building called Rydel's
Cycles. Go inside and talk to Rydel. Once he learns that you have walked from
Littleroot Town to Mauville City, he will give you a bike to ride. There are
two bikes that you can have -- the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike. The Mach Bike
can go fast, but has very bad handling. It is used for riding up sandy slopes
and for speeding past crumbling floors in some caves. The Acro Bike is the one
you can do tricks on. It does not go as fast as the Mach Bike, but has very
good handling. You can hold B while riding to do wheelies, or stop and
hold B to do little bunny hops. You can also tap B + D-pad
in any direction to take little jumps. This bike is used for getting across
narrow, white rails that span some rivers.
Watch television: After you become league champion. watch television for rare Pokemon
sightings and special deals at shops in Slateport.
Increasing happiness: Buy 30 each of Carbos, Protein, Iron, and Calcium. Give as many of
the Carbos, Protein, Iron, and Calcium to your Pokemon as possible. Then, take
your Pokemon to the groomers and have it groomed twice. Then, take it to the
Happiness rater to see how much it likes you. After that, raise it up a level
and it should evolve. This is best used with Togepi to Togetic, Eevee to
Espeon, Eevee to Umbreon, and Chansey to Blissey.
Powerful moves: Trecho, Tochic, and Mudkip can only learn Gigadrain (Trecho),
Flamethrower (Tochic), and Hydropump (Mudkip) in their original stage around
Winning in the Pokemon League: When going to the Pokemon League, use only Blaziken with Slash,
Blaze Kick, Sky Upper Cut, and Double Kick; and a Kyogre with Sheer Cold,
Surf, Water Fall, and Hydro Pump. With the first opponent, use blazikBen and
its Blaze Kick. On the second opponent, use Kyogre with all Hydro Pumps and
one Water Fall (in that order). On the next opponent, use Blaziken with Sky
Upper Cut. On the next opponent, use Kyogre and its Water Fall (all or any
number, but save Surf). On the next opponent (the champion), use Kyogre and
its Surf. Once you defeat it, train your Pokemon with Experience Share. Use
Amulet Coin to gain more money.
Recommended team: Develop the following Pokemon and moves in Pokemon Ruby.
Note: For Pokemon Sapphire, use the same team except replace Groundon
with Kyogre: Double Edge, Thunder, Water Spout, Hydro Pump.
Swampert: Blizzard, Earthquake, Hydro Pump, Surf
Blaziken: Overheat, Fire Blast, Blaze Kick, Sky Uppercut
Sceptile: Solarbeam, Giga Drain, Slam, Leaf Blade
Groundon: Eruption, Solarbeam, Thunder, Earthquake
Salamence:Fly, Dragon Claw, Double Edge, Fire Blast
Metagross:Meter Mash, Hyper Beam, Psychic
To get a good grass lineup, get a Treecko, Shroomish, Lotad (Pokemon
Sapphire only), Seedot (Pokemon Ruby only), Oddish, and a Bulbasaur
(trade from Pokemon Red). Evolve all of the Pokemon. Let the Shroomish
evolve into Breloom and raise it up. It eventually learns some good moves. A
good move setup would be as follows.
Breloom: Mach Punch (for defeating Steel, Normal, Dark, Rock); Razor Leaf,
Mega Drain, or another good grass move; Flash, Sand Attack, Screech or
another good stat change/spore/powder move; Headbutt, Body Slam or another
normal attack move.
Lombre: Nature Power; Thief or Crunch; a strong Grass move; a strong Water
Grovyle: Rock Tomb; Pursuit, Thief, or Crunch; Body Slam, Quick Attack,
etc.; a powerful Grass attack.
Rotating people are attracted to you: Note: You must have the Running Shoes. Walk, run, or ride on your
bike up to a person that rotates (looks north, east, south, and west
repeatedly). Now run (hold B) around the rotating person and he or she
will watch you in every direction, as long as you are near.
Poke-Navi: This is a useful item with multiple functions.
Map: This will display a map of Houen. You can move the pointer with the D-pad
and can also press A to zoom in.
Poke-Info: This will display information about your Pokemon stats. These may
show how much of a chance your Pokemon has of winning a Pokemon Contest.
These can be raised with Poroks (the berries).
Trainer-Dex: This will show information on all of the trainers you have
Hall Of Fame: After defeating the Elite 4, you can see your Pokemon that
defeated them in the Hall of Fame.
When the Poke-Navi is blinking, it indicates that a trainer wants a re-match
with you. Find and battle them to get more money.
In-game reset: Hold Select + Start + A + B during game
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