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    Beating Erika and Koga isn't necessary to fight Sabrina, no. Erika, Sabrina and Koga can be fought in any order, if you don't mind the level of their Pokémon.

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      Alright then, thank you
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      Old November 2nd, 2013 (4:00 PM).
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        I'm a new shiny hunter and I've been hunting on my Sapphire and Japanese FireRed for 2 months now and I so far have 4 shiny Pokemon: Blaziken, Rayquaza, Metagross, and Charizard.

        I want to go after Shiny Suicune and I haven't encountered Suicune yet. How would I go about doing this? Is everything about Suicune determined once I choose my starter? Is it determined when I find it? If so, what's the best way to look for a Shiny Legendary Dog in FR/LG? Thanks.
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        Old November 2nd, 2013 (6:53 PM). Edited November 2nd, 2013 by I've Come to Bargain.
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        In FireRed and LeafGreen, legendary dogs are encountered depending on the starter that you chose. If you selected Charmander, you'll meet Suicune. If you've chosen Bulbasaur, then you should run into Entei. If it's Squirtle, then you'll stumble into Raikou. d: Before you start encountering them, though, you'd have to help Bill start the Network Machine on Sevii Islands. Now, when you go back to Kanto, the dogs should be there. Only places that won't be able to find them are caves, tunnels, Power Plant, Cinnabar Mansion, and the Safari Zone. If you'd like to encounter the shiny versions of them, then I think you would have to keep soft resetting, just like with any other legendary. Good luck! (:
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          In FireRed and LeafGreen, legendary dogs are encountered depending on the starter that you chose. If you selected Charmander, you'll meet Suicune. If you've chosen Bulbasaur, then you should run into Entei. If it's Squirtle, then you'll stumble into Raikou. d: Before you start encountering them, though, you'd have to help Bill start the Network Machine on Sevii Islands. Now, when you go back to Kanto, the dogs should be there. Only places that won't be able to find them are caves, tunnels, Power Plant, Cinnabar Mansion, and the Safari Zone. If you'd like to encounter the shiny versions of them, then I think you would have to keep soft resetting, just like with any other legendary. Good luck! (:
          Thank you. I know that the first time you encounter it, it will have the same IVs and other traits every other time you encounter it, so I can hopefully assume that the first time you encounter it determines everything. It's admittedly difficult to soft-reset on a roaming Pokemon because you don't know where it will spawn first and even if you do, you'll still have to chase it because it moves even after you save.

          I was hoping for some sort of strategy on how to go after it, but I'm not even sure about the basics of going after a 3rd Gen shiny roaming Pokemon and I can see you aren't either. I'll see what I can do.
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          Old November 3rd, 2013 (6:43 AM).
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            First thing you need to choose Charmander so your gonna go through with Suicune, Squirtle ? So beat the beast Raikou, And if you choose Bulbasaur so you can only encounter Entei,

            So first thing you need shiny Suicune, So first beat the league then going to 1 Island is correct so head there. Then help fixing the Machine, then go to Vermilion city and then go to any route connect with it (Or you can also go to other routes but avoiding Caves, tunnels, ,Power Plant, Safari Zone,Cinnabar Mansion will be not waste cause there aren't any chance catching the Dogs in these listed places) then just start walking in a random route then if nothing happen, so just take an action reply then walk to number of steps that the Action reply work of. Then start walking again then maybe maybe if you had some luck so you will catch it. But not sure that you will get a Shiny. just try this until you found it. And if you had enough luck so its possible to have a Shiny Dog. It can't be said that walking like this can give you a Shiny Pokemon but there aren't any way accepting cheat. And maybe doing this thing can't give you a Shiny but if you don't gonna give up so maybe you will able to catch a normal Dog. just try and don't give up ! (And remember if you want a Suicune so choose Charmander as starter.)
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            Old November 3rd, 2013 (8:28 AM).
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              roamers are THE hardest shinies to find. on a scale of 1-100, finding and catching a dog is around an 80. finding and catching a shiny is around 100. if it isnt shiny the first time you encounter it, it will never be shiny. you can do it, but it will take A LOT of time and patience. but there is no real strategy to get a shiny one. just go at it like any other shiny
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                roamers are THE hardest shinies to find. on a scale of 1-100, finding and catching a dog is around an 80. finding and catching a shiny is around 100. if it isnt shiny the first time you encounter it, it will never be shiny. you can do it, but it will take A LOT of time and patience. but there is no real strategy to get a shiny one. just go at it like any other shiny
                I'm assuming that if it isn't shiny the first time, I can reset and rediscover it again to change its PID. I'll test this with my Master Ball. Thanks.
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                Old November 7th, 2013 (6:24 AM).
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                  I received 2 eggs at the same time from the daycare man in Fire Red. Is this a glitch? Or are "twins" possible in this game?
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                  Old November 12th, 2013 (10:01 AM).
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                  I received 2 eggs at the same time from the daycare man in Fire Red. Is this a glitch? Or are "twins" possible in this game?
                  If you've been away from the Day Care for a while it is possible to have more than 1 egg. There was a point in my Emerald and Diamond, I had 3 and 4 Eggs (respectively) at a time. It all has to do with egg cycles and luck.
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                  Old November 13th, 2013 (5:34 AM).
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                    Thanks. That clarifies a lot.
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                    Old November 13th, 2013 (6:03 PM).
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                      Hi,
                      It was about 6 yrs when I last played Pokemon back when I was a kid lol.
                      It just came to me to play again since it can be emulated in android.

                      Now I need help to maximize my pokemon stats, it doesnt need to be perfect.
                      Firstly, I have basic questions to start with, so if you will help me.
                      Im playing Emerald version.

                      1.)What are the main factors of pokemon stats?-IV, EV, Nature, Base stats... thats all I know, tell me if I miss something. dont mention something like level for example cuz iirc thats under base stats already, not sure.

                      2.) When are Natures and IVs determined?-upon catching? or.. ur answe

                      r3.) Are Base stats on default for each pokemon?

                      4.) Do EVs start with zero?-like, upon catching it is zero?

                      5.) Is there a set default IV and Nature for legendaries? or is it the same as normal pkmn which is changeable?

                      So thats it. Countin on you guys!
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                      Old November 14th, 2013 (7:20 AM).
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                        So i decided to start Emerald again for some nostalgia and i decided i'd make it a bit easier and trade up some low level Pokemon from Ruby.
                        i sent up Metang and a few others now here is the problem:
                        After finishing up the trade and exiting the trade room it said please wait the game is saving.
                        I exited the room and turned both GBA SP devices off
                        When i came back today i had all the Pokemon i had traded over into Ruby just fine, but the Pokemon i had traded to emerald had disappeared and i was left with the Pokemon i intended to trade to Ruby, so in essence how ive cloned 5 Oddish and now have 5 on Ruby and 5 on Emerald.
                        Quite annoyed that i lost Metang as it is a one off Pokemon in Ruby.
                        Any ideas for a fix or are my Pokemon lost forever?
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                        Old November 18th, 2013 (9:12 AM).
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                          Hey guys! So I've recently heard lots about 3rd Gen and I'm really interested. I never got to play them when I was younger. I read about emulation and now I'm pretty happy I wanna know which 3rd Gen game you guys like the most. If I'm allowed to ask for opinions and such haha. I really hope I'm able to play 3rd Gen sometime soon c: bye guys
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                          Old November 28th, 2013 (7:41 AM).
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                            Well, I personally enjoyed Emerald a lot. If you are going to play the Hoenn Region it should be your first choice, since it has a bunch of features that neither Ruby nor Sapphire have.
                            Fire Red and Leaf Green are also great, plus they bring back a lot of memories (sniff).
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                            I would skip Ruby and Sapphire and just move on to Emerald. It's really the best of both worlds, and my favorite Pokemon game (whoops biased). Then move on to FireRed or LeafGreen. :) And if you have a Wii or GameCube, give Colosseum a try! I warn you though, 3rd gen games are really hard to come by. A lot of the ones sold online are fake, and you're better off checking out a local used game store for them, since they're good about checking carts to make sure they're legit. I've seen Colosseum and its sequel turn up in my game shop a few times, though they're pretty hard to find as well. But as far as I know, they're not faked like the GBA games are. Probably expensive though. :x

                            I'm gonna merge this with the Q&A thread, since it better suits it. Feel free to ask more questions if you need more information! :)
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                              Well, I personally enjoyed Emerald a lot. If you are going to play the Hoenn Region it should be your first choice, since it has a bunch of features that neither Ruby nor Sapphire have.
                              Fire Red and Leaf Green are also great, plus they bring back a lot of memories (sniff).

                              Yeah Emerald had some more features then Leaf green and Fire red and R\S we can make secret bases which we can't in LG\FR and we can go to Battle frointer which is much bigger larger and great then FR\LG. And we can do many thing in emerald like We can match call to someone (Well match call replaced with VS Creeker in LG\FR) And we can call anyone by the Pokenav. And we also can participate in Poke Contest which we can't in LG\FR and but in the graphical way LG & FR Will beat E\S\R But in feature's race Emerald will beat every game in gen 3.
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                                Hi, quick question.

                                I am playing FR and would really appreciate you guys input and opinions on this, is this a good potential moveset for my feraligatr in game?

                                Earthquake
                                Surf
                                Slash/Body slam
                                Hyper beam

                                Nature: Brave

                                I'm not happy with it though as it has 1/0 moves that it actually learns. Also is it a bad idea to have hyper beam when I have a nature that hinders speed?

                                One more sorry! Should I incorporate a strong water type to my team to compensate for Feraligatrs low sp.atk?

                                thank you in advance!
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                                  Okay I was researching the way moves are passed down when breeding in firered, and
                                  1. I wanted to confirm that a level learned move (such as recover) could be passed down from just the father if it is a different species that the mother.

                                  2. If it can, is this immediate, or at the same level the father learned it?

                                  3. Which of the father's normally learned moves will be inherited or is it a random one?

                                  4. Does anyone happen to know of a fire red species in the egg group field with the move recover? The whole reason I was researching this was to breed a Charisse's with recover, which I feel would greatly increase his usefulness.
                                  Thank you! As you can tell I am new to breeding and any help would be greatly appreciated
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                                    Before x and y it worked as followed:
                                    1.If the baby can learn the move via leveling up and both parents know it, it will inherit it
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                                    If I had a female Skunktank and a male Vaporeon that both knew the move toxic (vap was taught the move via tm) because Stunky can naturally learn the move through leveling up*, it the baby stunky will know the move toxic.
                                    *an example of how this would not work would be breloom/shroomish and the move mach punch, shroomish can't learn mach punch, therefore that would be a move it can't learn leveling up without evolving first.

                                    2.If the father knows any compatible TM/HM moves the baby will inherit it
                                    Spoiler:
                                    Male Rattata with dig (tm) bred with a female Growlithe will produce a Growlithe knowing the tm dig, this is a great way to reuse expensive/hard to obtain tm's

                                    3.Egg moves also come from the father (prior to gen V)
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                                    Female Koffing bred with a male misdreavus with pain split will procure a koffing with the move pain split

                                    -Also note that in crystal the baby can learn move tutor moves from the father as well

                                    X&Y are more of the same except that the baby can now inherit egg moves from the mother
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                                    I believe this is to make it easier for IV breeding, in the past (in my opinion) it was rather inconvenient to need egg moves from the father because IV breeding is a multi-step process, and it wasn't very exciting to come across a female pokemon with half of the great IV's I needed midway through the process because it wouldn't do me much good, now that those egg moves can be passed from either gender, it simplifies the process a little bit.
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                                      What has more to offer in Shoal Cave: Low Tide or High Tide?

                                      My internal battery on Pokémon Ruby has run dry so all clock based events have stopped.
                                      Since the clock is stopped, whatever time I set it for will remain, which means the game will have Shoal Cave stuck permanently in either low or high tide. I haven't played this game in a long time so I have forgotten what's even there. I know I can easily look up what's found there, but I want someone's opinion on during what tide the cave is more beneficial to explore.
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                                        You're going to want to go with low tide, if you don't you won't have access to Snorunt, Nevermeltice, and tm07 (hail if I remember correctly). Regardless of what tide you chose, you won't be able to get the shell bell because either set of the item you need to collect is exclusively available to a particular tide. Low tides are 3AM-8:59AM, 3PM-8:59PM
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                                          Has anyone tried to catch a specific shiny Pokemon before and succeed? How long did it take? And were there any tricks in FR/LG to help catch shinies?
                                          I Caught a Shiny Tauros in Safari Zone. (FR/LG) I was Finding a Chansey when I noticed a Tauros that has Green fur. so I Throw balls at it.
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                                            hi, sry if this has been asked before but what legendary pokemons are available/catchable in leafgreen & where + how do you get them?
                                            also; whats ur favourite?

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                                              hi, sry if this has been asked before but what legendary pokemons are available/catchable in leafgreen & where + how do you get them?
                                              also; whats ur favourite?

                                              Apart from the starters and certain legendaries, the following pokemon cannot be obtained in Leaf Green:

                                              - Ekans, Arbok
                                              - Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom
                                              - Psyduck, Golduck
                                              - Growlithe, Arcanine
                                              - Shellder, Cloyster
                                              - Electabuzz, Elekid
                                              - Scyther, Scizor
                                              - Wooper, Quagsire
                                              - Murkow
                                              - Quilfish
                                              - Delibird
                                              - Skarmory

                                              hose are the version exclusives and since you chose Bulbasaur, you will be able to catch Entei after defeating the Elite 4. You'll need to trade from Colloseum if you want the other two.

                                              Almost all of the Hoenn pokemon are absent as well, so you'll need to trade with Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald if you want those. The links below have a list of all catchable pokes, as well as all the legendaries.
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