Well it's been several days now and the time based events DO NOT work??! Lottery is stuck saying "Please come back tomorrow" and berries will not grow. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
I've been considering restarting the game just because I've done most everything, and I've been wondering if that might fix the problem. I'm a little frustrated.
Hmm, this sounds similar to the infamous Berry Glitch in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. However this glitch isn't present in Pokemon Emerald so that's kind of weird. You're completely sure that it's legit cart and not a bootleg?