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Old May 1st, 2013 (06:57 PM).
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You might remember them, or you might not. But I certainly do.

I remember lots of rumors about the pokemon games. Rumors not necessarily about digletts nose being a mouth, or gengar being clefables shadow.

No. I'm talking stupid rumors you thought might happen in your pokemon game if you did a certain thing.

Some of the rumors my friends told me (and other kids) were that if you sat at the left side of the trade machine (this was on the gameboy, pokemon Leaf Green) frequently you would become the pokemon champion, while if you sat on the right side of the trade machine frequently you would become to owner of the museum in Pewter City.

Another one was when my friend told me you would only get a shiny pokemon after you have had played more than 400 hours. Got to about 450 hours of played time on my Leaf Green until I finally figured it out he was lying.

Mind you, these things I believed when I was about 8 years old in like 2005, without knowing of game walkthroughs on the internet, only in magazines I never had.

So, have you ever believed any in-game rumors your friends told you when you were younger? Like the ones I just mentioned? Or were you smart enough not to believe them?
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Old May 1st, 2013 (07:11 PM).
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In Emerald, my friend told me that if you caught Rayquaza once in the Sky tower place, and exitted and went back in the Sky tower to the top, there would be a Shiny Rayquaza there. I spent countless hours trying to get to the top. I finally did it, but there was not a Rayquaza there. This was about 5 years ago and I was 9, but I still hate him. He lied to my face!!!
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (02:56 AM).
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In Pokemon Sapphire my friend told me that a Bad Egg hatches into an Deoxys. So I bought an AR trying to get an Bad Egg for Deoxys. After trying to hatch it I realised he lied to me.

But luckly My game was not broken.
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (07:27 AM).
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My friends told me that if you hold down A and B, your canhces of catching a Pokemon would be better. I knew it wasn't real but he told me it was 100% legit. I was like, what..?
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (07:58 AM).
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Despite there being a large group of people who played Pokemon on my street when I was younger, I think the only rumour told was the 'Truck Glitch' which would let you catch Mew on R/B/Y.
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (09:08 AM).
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The biggest rumor for RSE was probably that Deoxys Space Center thing. If there was a certain number of launches, they would let you go into space to fight Deoxys. The weird thing is, some time last year, someone actually was still attempting that and asked a question about it in the Adv Gen Q&A. Bless their heart.
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (10:12 AM).
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I still believe the A+B catch trick. I mash them every time I throw a pokeball.
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Old May 2nd, 2013 (10:59 AM).
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The Mew under the truck in RBY and Deoxys on the moon in RSE. I think it was after 99 launches.
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This wasn't when I was young it was actually quite recent. One of my friends told me that if you played any pokemon game as a girl your xp went up faster. I never really believed him.
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I remember the rumor about Charizard's evolution, Charicoal. I was told about it in either Gen 1 or 2
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A rumor that I believed and followed to the letter was something about the Space Center but that was back when I was 10 and didn't know how to harness the power of the mighty "Internetz"
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The two rumors that always stuck out to me were being able to get to space from Mossdeep after 100 successful launches, and the variations of holding down a button to increase the chances of catching a Pokemon. To this day I still press Up+B when a Poke Ball opens, but it's moreso a habit at this point than anything.

The only rumor that someone actually told me recently came from a cousin in my extended family- it was that you could ring the bell at the top of Bell Tower three times, and Rayquaza would appear. I never put any stock into this, since he was adamant that it was done in HG/SS, even though I knew he was confusing this with the Celestial Tower in Unova. Nonetheless, I did try it on my White a few days later, and wasn't shocked when nothing happened.
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I believed the button-combo rumor from a tae kwon do mate; I held down the A and B buttons as the ball flew, let go of A as the ball opened, then mashed the D-pad as the ball shook.
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The one that comes to mind for me is the Space Center one where after a certain number of launches, they let you go into space and capture Deoxys. I legitimately believed at 12 years old that's how you were supposed to catch Deoxys and I thought they would take me. :C

Other than that, probably the A+B trick that supposedly made the Pokemon catch faster. I used to smash the A+B buttons everytime I caught a Pokemon. A recent one I heard is that if you say "Gotcha!" into your DS while catching a Pokemon, it increases the chance of capture. I tried it and it didn't work.
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Quote originally posted by Brendino:
The two rumors that always stuck out to me were being able to get to space from Mossdeep after 100 successful launches, and the variations of holding down a button to increase the chances of catching a Pokemon. To this day I still press Up+B when a Poke Ball opens, but it's moreso a habit at this point than anything.

The only rumor that someone actually told me recently came from a cousin in my extended family- it was that you could ring the bell at the top of Bell Tower three times, and Rayquaza would appear. I never put any stock into this, since he was adamant that it was done in HG/SS, even though I knew he was confusing this with the Celestial Tower in Unova. Nonetheless, I did try it on my White a few days later, and wasn't shocked when nothing happened.
Apparently there's a video on YouTube that shows you the Celestial Tower. Presumably, it's a ROM hack.
Anyway, I only ever believed the Mossdeep Space Center rumours, back when I was new to the internet and thought everything was legit. Ah, naivety.
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I was told back in Year 4 that, should I press the A button five times in quick succession after throwing a Poke Ball, my chances of catching a Pokemon would rise significantly. I believed them until Year 6, where I discovered to my horror that that "trick" was nothing more than a myth; a fraud. I was very unimpressed, as I had gained blisters on my thumbs numerous times from doing this when attempting to catch legendary Pokemon.
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Old May 5th, 2013 (06:21 PM).
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I was told that if you press A at exactly the same time that the pokeball shakes when catching pokemon it was impossible for them to escape...

i believed that for like a year then i realised i was duped. but i still do it from habit...
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I was once told pressing certain buttons increased the chance of a successful catch, I was so wrong in the end lol.
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Old May 5th, 2013 (09:30 PM).
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In 6th grade, my best friend (though at the time we had just met) told me that if you pressed Down+B right as the Pokeball opened, it would basically work like a Master Ball. It didn't work -.-

Another one was from around 9 years old, when my cousin told me that if you tapped A quickly during the Pokemon attack animation on Pokemon Stadium that it would increase the damage. I still do it out of habit!
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When I was 10, I was duped by my sister into believing that if you released your starter, saved and restarted, there would be a shiny Mewtwo in the PC.
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Old May 6th, 2013 (05:28 AM).
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I think we have all been told an endless numbers of "pokemon cheats" over the years.
The one with Mew under the truck at the SS Anne port is the most famous one i guess, but i also remember friends teaching me these buttton combos to catch any pokemon with any pokeball, or having to hold B to decrease any damage you take. I actually still do hold B when being attacked out of habit.
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Old May 14th, 2013 (12:07 PM).
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The truck-trick with mew in R/B/Y... also, alternating hitting A and B when the Pokeball was rocking back and forth. Insta-catch, right?
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Back when I was playing Gen 1 for the first time, someone told me that if I level up my Pikachu to level 100 and show it to the father of the girl who wants a Pikachu in the Pewter museum, he would give me Mew... to my defense, I did it not because I was gullible, but because I wanted to prove the guy who told me this wrong .

I remember there were other rumors that involved leveling up a certain Pokémon to the level 100 and speaking to a particular person... I tried two or three more, then gave up. To me, these were the worst :D .
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Old May 14th, 2013 (02:05 PM).
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Back in Pokemon Silver, one of my friends told me I had to use earthquake to collapse Ice Path clearing the way and allowing me to stroll on out of the cave ..... and I actually tried it. :L

also @deftrance, That A+B button combo was a insta-catch for sure! xD
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I was told that Rayquaza has such strong power that it would use outrage inside a masterball and break out of it. I honestly think my 13 year old friend (at the time) believed this.
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