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Ron's comments are in Blue.
three hours of searching the www I was able to put together about 20
different ways to run into missing no in pokemon red and blue. I
have unfortunately discovered through about fifty various attempts that it
is impossible to use this code in Pokemon Yellow, and here is why... the
Old Man that shows Ash how to capture a pokemon in the Yellow version of
the game doesn’t pose the question “Are you in a hurry?” but instead
the Old Man assumes Ash doesn’t know how to capture Pokemon and just
goes ahead and shows him anyway without the question. Well enough on
where it doesn’t work and why... Now here is how to get it to work...
- Prepare Ash’s party with pokemon that have fly and surf. (Try and have
a few strong one in case you run into difficult battles.)
Carefully place any Items that show more than one can be acquired in space
6 in the item list.
an example of what my list looks like)
HP Up x 1
PP Up x 1
Carbos x 1
1 <(this one will acquire 120 items)
Iron x 1
TM 27 x 1
TM 28 x 1
these items in the list such as I have, you can do it one of two ways. Use
Pokemon Stadium with a transfer pack and go to the item organizer, or go
through the time consuming method “deposit-withdraw” using the gameboy.
Keep in mind that when you Deposit to Ash’s computer it places the item
at the bottom of the list, and same for when you withdraw items.
3 - Fly to
4 - Walk
left and up to the old man who asks the question “Are you in a hurry?”
5 - Select
“NO”. The Old Man will then show you how to capture a pokemon.
6 - After
the old man is finished talking, Fly to Cinnabar Island.
7 - Walk
directly towards the right side of the screen until you get to the
8 - Use
Surf, then toggle the controller down first, then up. If you count the
steps from the lower corner of the Island, Ash should be surfing/toggling
vertically between the 2nd and 3rd spaces of the
shoreline just above the corner.
9 - It is
common to run into different characters before seeing the missing no. I
have seen various characters between level 25 - 35 from the safari zone
appear, oddish at level 160, and more. I recommend running from oddish and
starting over again from step 3. For the other characters, they will just
keep appearing until you fight and knock them out. You can go back and
capture these safari pokemon after you get 99+ Masterball’s. (Note to
user, I play the game through a transfer pack on the N64) The game will
save only when you run into the missing no. (I have no idea what happens
on the gameboy). After it saves, DO NOT CAPTURE, but defeat the missing
10 - After
defeating it, go directly to Ash’s computer in the Poke Center on
Cinnabar Island and Deposit the THIRD item in the list (if you set
the list up like mine) then withdraw that same item again. This technique
will allow you to fully rotate through all the selected items to acquire
99+ for every item.
11 - Save
the game, heal your pokemon, then repeat steps 7 through 11 until the
listed items have been boosted to 99+.
doing this I have noticed a small glitch in the system. The programmers
did not create triple digits for the items. So the item will NOT show
“Rare Candy x 129”. What it will show however is “Rare Candy x 9”,
where the () astrik represents a weird looking icon or square that
will actually be seen. This weird looking icon or square translates to
double digit numbers such as 11,12,13,14... and, being in the 10’s
column it allows the software to save and use the items if Ash were to
acquire more than 99 of any given item.
is an example of what I have done with the blue and red games.
- I got over 250 nuggets after using the code several times and sold them
for cash at a Mart. The cash limit of the game is 999999. If you exceed
this limit, it will not scroll over to 000000. It just stops at 999999.
B - By
using the code I boosted my Rare candy Supply by about 300 allowing me to
trade in and out from the yellow version and evolving my pokemon free of
money, fighting, and wasting time. Just be sure not to exceed the level of
the acquired badges.
C - Using
the code with the Masterball, I can catch anything outside of the safari
zone with only one throw and I don’t even have to weaken the wild
D - Using
the code on the different TM’s allows one to use the rare TM’s on many
different Pokemon. (But only if that Pokemon is able to receive that TM.)
I save every TM into Ash’s computer. I usually discard or sell the
defense TM’s and keep only the attack TM’s.
far, I feel this code has been really helpful to me. So here is my
research and practice for you to share with the world of red and blue
pokemon gameboy gamers.
There was no need for a game shark with this code. My nickname is (zaz) so
if you could please tell the world of gamers that zaz says Hi...
I found a hidden "PP UP" in Pokemon Blue that I have never seen
in a book
or on this site. There is one in the Dungeon under the Game
Check the flower pots south of the stairs, in the first basement (where
enter the dungeon). Press "A" while facing the flower
- Amy Gill
First you have to have r/b/y and 2 game
boys. Then give one of the first 150
on gold any item ( Master ball or Rare candy) then trade that Pokémon
r/b/y then trade it back but this time do the old clone a Pokémon code.
you to turn your GameBoy back on and you have both the item and Pokémon.
take the item and do it again except for this time the clone on r/b/y already
has the item but you can't see it. Clone over the same Pokémon over and
I got a new tip, when you want to go to the Safari Zone with no $ just
press up the whole time you are in where you have to pay. Make sure you
don't have any $ and ask 3 times.
I have a new trick (or rather a group of tips/tricks)
that nobody has posted yet. These may seem "bogus" but they're
not. I have discovered these because I am very much into battling two
player on the Game Boy game. They regard getting a pokemon with very high
1.Find the type of pokemon you want to use.
2.Go catch a fair amount of that type (ex. 15 Bulbasaurs) that are the
same level. Compare their stats and you'll notice that they are all a bit
different. Separate all of the ones with the highest stats. Release the
3.Use rare candies (MissingNo trick) to level them up to level 100. You'll
notice that even if their stats were the same when you caught them, they
will be different now. Pick the one that has the highest stats (ones
favorable to you) and release the others.
4.Now comes the hard part, take this pokemon, and beat the elite four with
mostly just it, so it gets a lot of experience. When you beat the game,
fly back to a pokemon center, deposit it into the computer and take it
back out again. You'll notice that its stats will have gone up 1 or 2
each. Repeat as much as you want, but after about 20 times they will stop
going up. I realize that this takes a long time, but it is well worth it.
I discovered a trick to arrange the order of your
moves. First, select fight on the battle menu. Then, go to the
attack you want to move & press select. Then, go to the position you
the attack to be in & press select again &
voila! your attack has been moved! It may not sound very useful, but it's
pretty cool. If you have a pokemon that you are
going to put in daycare for a while, put the weakest move at the
top of the list so they won't forget a good move!
I have a great tip for starting a new pokemon game.
You have to have another pokemon cartidge that you beat already. On the new version you have to get
corny pokemon and get it to where you can start trading. Then on your
won version you have to fly to viridian, talk to the guy, say no. They fly
cinnibar and surf up and down the side. When a lvl 150 snorlax appears
capture it and use rare candies until it resets to 0 agian. Then get it to
lvl 15. Teach it good moves. And keep Hyper beam. (I taught mine
surf, fireblast, solarbeam, and hyperbeam) then trade it to the new
and it will rock! You can beat all the gyms easy!!! It is a great
with a mr.mime
I'm not too sure about this one... when you
start a new game, I don't think you can control Pokemon with FLY and other
HMs until you beat the appropriate gym.
Let me set a few things straight. First, to get into Silph Co., you need
obtain the Silph Scope from Giovanni in Celadon City and use it to find
Fuji in Lavender Town. Then and only then will you be able to enter Silph
Next, I'm sorry to have to break this to everyone, but, besides
Gameshark or Game Genie, and winning or otherwise obtaining it from
Nintendo, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO SNEAKY OR DEVIOUSLY CLEVER
WAY TO GET MEW!!!! I have tried every single code out there and even
the source by writing to Nintendo. I promise you that the
"codes" for MEW, YOSHI, LUIGI, PIKABLU, and MEWTHREE are totally and utterly false
thought up by some internet junkie with nothing better to do. The only way
to get Mew without doing anything special is in the Japanese versions of
game, and I choose to hold that information in, just in case some IDIOT
tries to spread another worthless rumor! *WHEW*! It feels good to get that
off my mind. Oh, yeah! One more thing! If you go to the video game tours
traveling around the country, they'll give you a certified MEW by
it into your game cartirage as you enter! I SWEAR IT'S TRUE!!! Finally, to
anyone who is thinking of cooking up another false pokemon rumor; GET A
LIFE!!! Well, that's all for now! POJO, please post this somewhere. Maybe
it'll put some frantic Mew hunter's mind to rest. THANX!!!
Daycare Secret The trick is: For Each Step You Take, Your
Pokemon gets 1Exp Point.
Clone Pokémon (US) You need a friend for this. Trade the
Pokémon to be
cloned and have you friend get a Pokémon they don't care about. Trade
and make sure the person getting the weak and common Pokémon can see the
other's screen. When the receiver of the good Pokemon's screen says
"waiting", turn off the Game Boy that's getting the bad Pokémon.
other one says trade completed, turn that one off too. When you turn the games back on, you should both have the powerful Pokémon, but the weak
Pokémon will be lost. Warning! This could delete a saved game or your
Fight 100+ Level Pokemon
I was reluctant to post this code because of the effect it would have on
two player battles, that is it was almost like cheating. If you do decided
to use these in battle, the other player should know about it.
you may already know, most of the official GameBoy competitions limit
your Pokemon to levels below 100.
goes. Perform the 99 Items code above, then after encountering 'M, keep
surfing around for a while and you will run into Pokemon that are Lv 135
and above! It is possible to capture them. What's so valuable about this
trick is that you might just run into Bulbasaurs, Charmaders and Squirtles!
However, some copies of the game can do this better than others, and if
use the Pokemon in a battle other than a 2 player battle, it will revert
back to a Lv. 100 Pokemon. Still, defeating these high level Pokemon is a
quick way to earn up to 3000 Exp. Points!
11-16-99 Submitted by Brandon Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
First you catch a Pokemon that knows Hypnosis. I
usually get a level 23 Poliwhirl from Celadon. This trick is easiest
on Articuno. For Articuno, leave it as is, and go to Seafoam. Right
as you near it, switch Poliwhirl to the first Pokemon. Save, and
then talk to the bird. It may kill you if it uses ice beam, but if
it uses peck, you’ll be alive. Now you use Hypnosis. As soon as it’s
asleep, throw an Ultra Ball. There is no need to weaken this bird.
Before you go to Moltres and Zapdos, raise the Poliwhirl a little.
Do the same thing, except weaken these two. For Mewtwo, forget using
Poliwhirl. In the Unknown Dungeon, make sure there’s an empty spot
for a Pokemon. Catch a level 64 Parasect, and then go to Mewtwo.
Before approaching Mewtwo, make sure Parasect is first. Save, then
go into battle with Mewtwo. Use Spore, then switch and weaken
Mewtwo. Throw an Ultra Ball. Mewtwo will most likely be
Missingno does not permanently mess up your game except in the case of the hall
of fame. The only time it messes up your graphics is when you are using it (or it's
counterpart 'M) in battle , which can be easily corrected. In battle, to correct this, you
merely go to the Pkmn menu, view the stats of a benched pokemon, and then put that pokemon
into play. Kornn666@hotmail.com
I have heard of many many cases in
which Missingno or 'M can ruin your game. I would not take any
chances with this code. Besides, Nintendo is coding all future
games to correct this error when trading or importing this programming
glitch as a Pokemon.
Someone said the only way to get some cash after beating
all of the trainers is to use payday. Well, there is a better way. Go back and
keep fighting the Elite Four. It is the absolute best way to get money and
experience points. - email@example.com
If you want 2 get 200$ worth of one pay day teach it to mewtwo and bring
mewtwo up to level 100 and u get 200 dollars for 1 use of pay day. -
Hey, I just found out that rare candy does not give you as much powerups as
when you actually gain a level. This is bad because people duplicate rare candy and
use it for a quick powerup. the result is weaker pokemon,trust me. -
How to get pokémon at level 255...
1. Put rare Candy #6 on your list.
2. Put "Sailor"(The seel from that guy in the resurection room on Cinnabar Islnd
for ponyta) first on your list.
3. Surf on the Gym coastline on Cinnabar Island.
4. You will find Missing No. or M and scrambled letters, or Professor Oak, who will have 6
pokémon at level 32. (Many are scrambled)
5. Soon, you will see pokémon between 100 and 200.
6. You will have a symbol and a number. This is a TON OF RARE CANDY!!!
7. You know what to do from here! - DABOMB581@aol.com
If you have strength push the guy who tells you how to catch
pokemon to the gym in Virdinia city. Then go to cinibar without fighting anybody the surf
on the right edge of the island and you can find rare pokemon - David Hires
I've never seen anyone
pushing this guy but Cinnabar Island does allow you to expose some
I have the sure fire way to catch level 100 pokemon and missingno
on the American red/blue versions. It works on both! First go to Viridian City and talk to
the guy, who at the beginning of the game wouldn't let into Viridian forest until you
delivered Oak's Parcel. He'll ask you if you're in a hurry, say no!. he'll tell you how to
catch pokemon. After talking to him go to Cinnabar Island and surf on the right edge
missingno and all for what I know four different types of level 100 pokemon.
(Electrode,Snorlax,Marowak,Clefable.)(Don't catch missingno it will mess up you game
badly, but he gives you a lot of EXP.) Use this info. wisely, Pokemaster
I have discovered that when you throw a pokeball when it says Ash
threw a pokeball and the pokemon is inside hold B from then until the ball wobbles the 2nd
time and it is an almost sure fire way to catch it. - R. Craft.
Another version of this
trick is to hold down B + UP. I can't say for sure that it works
but it does seem to be rather lucky!
99 of any item. talk to the man in Viridian city who tells you
how to catch pokemon. answer "No" to his question and he will show you how to
catch pokemon then fly down to cinnabar island and surf along the east coast holding down
the A button.You will find a pokemon named Missingno. DONT CATCH HIM he will screw up your
game defeat him or run away you will have 99 of the 6th item on your list ( I recommend
the master ball if you still have it) R. Craft firstname.lastname@example.org
You don't need to hold
down the A button for this to work.
Secret Pokemon "M" - First talk to the guy in
Viridian who shows you how to catch a weedle. Then
fly to Cinnabar Island and surf up and down you might fight missingno a few times but
after a while you will fight "m" If you still have your master ball put it as
your sixth item,then kill him once if you manage to capture him with an ultra ball you're
lucky. By A. SylCruz@aol.com
When you are at the stage to go to Cinnabar Island and you cannot
find you way around the Maze-Like tunnel that gets you there, then just go back to your
starting place, Pallet Town, and dive into the pool at the bottom of the town. You can
then easily swim to Cinnabar Island. You must have a Pokemon that has the ability SURF
before you try this shortcut - L. Cuppari
I use a combination that allows me to be super effective
against all Pokemon types except ghost but they count as poison Pokemon anyway so it
doesn't matter. 1- Lapras (Ice and Water attacks) effective against
Fire, Ground, Rock,Grass, Flying and Dragon Pokemon; 2-Graveller (Ground and Rock attacks) effective
against Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Ice, Flying, Bug; 3- Moltres (Fire and
Flying attacks) effective against Grass, Ice, Bug, Fighting; 4- Venusaur (Grass and
Poison attacks) effective against Water, Ground, Rock, Grass, Bug; 5- Hitmonchan (Fighting
attacks) effective against Normal, Ice, Rock 6 - Beedrill (Bug and Poison attacks) effective
against Grass, Psychic, Bug. - Paul.
DMAN50@aol.com sent all of the following tips to us:
Fight Safari Pokemon At SeaForm Island
Go To The Safari Zone And Fight The Pokemon You Are You Looking For, .Than Make The Time
Run Out By Walking Around, But Make Sure You Are On Grass And You Are In That Area, Than
Fly To Seaform Island And You Will Me Able To Fight And Catch The Pokemon You Want.
You don't really get to
choose which Pokemon you want, but this trick seems to unlock all of the
Pokemon. In other words, you will have a CHANCE of catching the
Safari Zone pokemon here.
First you need to get the item that you want 99 of in sixth position of item menu. then
fly to viredian city and talk to the old man. he will show you how to catch a weedle. then
fly to Fuchia city and surf down to Seafoam Island surf on the coast. You will run into
Missingo. DO NOT CATCH IT! Look at your
sixth item it should have a symble next to it.You have 99 of that item. This code works.
Duplicate Any Pokémon
1.Go to the guy who shows you how to catch Pokémon, and he will ask you if you are in a
hurry, say yes, and then talk to him again and say no.
2.Fly to cinnabar and surf up and down the coast.
3.Pokémon will apear like Lv.156 muk and all sorts of stuff, including Missingno. and 'M
4.After a Lv.0 'M apears catch it once and it will not go away so catch it again, and then
it will say you caught a Ditto.
5.Go to your box and release the 'M and then withdraw Ditto, Ditto will be whatever
Pokémon you had in the 4th position of your group.
Use Safari Ball as an Ultra Ball
In the safari zone, When you throw a safari ball press A rapidly.
Use a Pokéball as a Masterball
Throw a regular Pokéball then hold DOWN + B until the Pokéball explodes.
At the Game Corner there are secret coins lying around. You can get these coins by walking
around and pressing the A button.
Actually, there are hidden
items all over the map, but they only appear once. When you find
them, they are gone. I suggest using the Item Finder as much as you
When inside a gym, if you stand beside or in front of the Pokemon statues, you can use any
kind of Fishing Rod and actually go fishing! If you fish enough, you can catch some pretty
good water Pokemon!
This is a really wierd
one. I can't say that it's super-useful, and it does not work in
Before = After
Machoke = Machamp
Graveler = Golem
Haunter = Gengar
Kadabra = Alakazam
FS = Fire Stone
TS = Thunder Stone
WS = Water Stone
LS = Leaf Stone
MS = Moon Stone
Before = After
Pikachu + TS = Raichu
Nidorina + MS = Nidoqueen
Nidorino + MS = Nidoking
Clefairy + MS = Clefable
Vulpix + FS = Ninetales
Jigglypuff + MS = Wigglytuff
Gloom + LS = Vileplume
Growlithe + FS = Arcanine
Poliwhirl + WS = Poliwarth
Weepinbell + LS = Victreebel
Shellder + WS = Cloyster
Exeggcute + LF = Exegguter
Staryu + WS = Starmie
Eevee + WS = Vapereon
Eevee + TS = Jolteon
Eevee + FS = Flareon
Level 100+ Pokemon
1.Talk to the old man in Viridian City who shows you how to catch pokemon.
2.Fly directly to Cinnabar Island.
3.Put your strongest pokemon on your team.
4.You might want to save now.
5.Surf on the shore where the land touches water.
6.Keep Surfing until you run into one of these strong pokemon.
These pokemon are well above level 100. Unfortunately, they will revert back to Level 100
if they gain any experience points. Rare Candy is the only thing that raises their level.
They can be used in a two-player battle.
After you have gotten all eight of your badges you need to go beat the pokemon league. The
credits will roll and then the menu pops up again. DO NOT RESET THE GAME!!!! Go to
Cerulean Citygo north to the brige where you faced 5 trainers before the path to Bill's
house. Turn left and there will be a large area of water. Surf until you get to a cave.
You will find Mewtwo in that cave.
Easy Level Gain
To easily gain experience, simply switch the Pokémon you want to train with the top
Pokémon on your list. When you go into battle the Pokémon will pop out. You can then
switch to another Pokémon. Once you win the battle the beginning Pokémon and the
fighting Pokémon will both gain experience points.
Extra Damage While fighting, select your desired attack. When it says you are going
that attack hold down the A button until your opponent's life stops draining. If your
timing was right you'll do more damage than usual.
I always hit A
repeatedly. It -seems- to work but I can't be 100% sure...
Clone a Pokemon
One person should have a strong pokemon, and one should catch a pokemon they can do
without, like rattata. Then you hook up with a game link cable and trade the strong
pokemon for the weak Pokemon. After the trade is completed, the screen will say waiting,
than it won't say anything, and then it will say "Trade Completed."
Next, have the person who originally had the stronger Pokemon shut his gameboy off when
the screen is blank, right after it says "Waiting." The other gameboy should say
"Trade Completed." Then shut off the gameboy that says "Trade
Completed." If done correctly, both games will have the strong Pokemon.
WARNING: The Pokemon that is traded for the stronger pokemon WILL BE DELETED.
Be careful what you trade.
This does not always
work. Timing is everything.
Celadon City Slot Tip
All of the slot machines have different odds, which change every time. Play each machine 4
times, and if it hits 2 or more, then stick with that one, because it's probably hot.
If the slow machine forces you really close to a 777 or Bar Bar Bar it will probably give
you one or the other soon.
I found that, on certain
machines, you can keep hitting A at an even pace (fast) and win a majority
of the time. The trick is to keep that pace completely even, once
you win 2 or 3 times in a row. Eventually, you can max out your
Use FLY and go to Viridian City. Talk to the old man almost all the way north of the town.
When he asks if you are in a hurry, say no and watch him catch a weedle. Right after that,
fly to Fuchsia city. Make your way south and, when you you reach the water's edge, use
SURF and make your way to Seafoam island. When you get to seafoam island, swim up and down
the beach until you run into a Pokemon called "M" (a glitch like Missingno.)He
has three attacks: two waterguns and skyattack. He has a very low defense even at level
80 NOTE: catching him may cause minor glitches
There are several
'versions' of the Missing No. program glitch. Not all of them have
the same attacks. Sometimes it acts like an Aerodactyl, some times
a Tauros... *shrug*
The many follwing tips were sent in by email@example.com
Celadon Slot Tip
All of the slot machines have different odds, which change every time. Play each
machine 4 times, and if it hits 2 or more, then stick with that one, because it's probably
hot. If the slow machine forces you really close to a 777 or Bar Bar Bar it will probably
give you one or the other soon.
- Fish in a Gym
When you enter a gym go up to one of the statues and choose a rod to fish with.
Usually you get good Pokemon.
- Catch Ditto Easily
to catch a ditto easy put magikarp at the top of your list and let ditto transform
into him and then switch pokemon you can also do this with a tentacool.
- Items found with the Itemfinder
Here are some really good items that I have found using the Itemfinder!
- *Full Restore in Victory Restore in Victory Road
near the exit
*PP Up on Route 17 on right side of cycling road
*PP Up on Route 13
*Max Ether on the small island while your are traveling to Victory Road
*Nugget in Route 7 underground path
*Full Restore, and X Special in route 5 underground path
*Ether in Unknown Dungeon on first floor
*Rare Candy in Cerulean City in the backyard of the house in the top left corner
nearest to the Unknown Dungeon
*Great Ball in trash can in the kitchen of The S.S. Anne
- 99 of any item
First fly to viridian and talk to the old guy who shows u how to catch a weedle. When he
asks are you in a hurry respond no, then watch him catch a weedle. After he shows you how,
take the item yuo want 99 of and make it the 6th item on your list. Now fly to fushia
city. Use surf and surf to the coast of Seafoam. DO NOT GET OFF. Now surf on the coast of
seafoam until u fight a pokemon called M'. it looks like a missigno. Now after you defeat
him or run (DO NOT CAPTURE) look at your 6th item. u should have 99! NOTE: if you keep
swimming along seafoam ou can run into level 135 starmies!!
- Sleeping code!
If you have a pokemon who has Rest or if you can get tm44, your pokemon can restore all
his\her hit points (HP), in a span of 2 turns! Simply use Rest during battle (the pokemon
will fall asleep), then during your next turn, play the Poke Flute (Obtained when you save
Mr. Fuji from the tower in the Pokemon Tower) your pokemon will wake up ready to go!
- Legendary Birds
Of all the legendary birds I've found Zapados is the easiest to capture (which isn't
saying much!) sence it is possible to capture it when it has nothing wrong with its status
(such as sleep or paralize) and it is possible to capture it when it's health bar is more
then just a sliver. Once you have captured Zapados you can use it to quickly lower the
health level of Articuno and Moltres (for these last two I needed to reduce their defence
or make them go to sleep to even hit them with a pokeball).
- Moon Stones
There are five Moon Stones, three of which
are visible, two of which are not.
1) In the upper-lefthand corner of the first floor of Mt. Moon.
2) In the basement of the game corner.
3) In the bottom-right corner of Route 2 (CUT).
4) In Mt. Moon, before the supernerd's platform, there is a corridor 4 spaces long and 1
space wide, go
to the end of it and press A and poof! you have a Moon Stone.
5) In the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island, go up to the right side of one of the
pillars on the
right-hand side near the entrance hit A and it will say you found a Moon Stone.
- Unlimited chances to catch rare Pokemon
Save before fighting. if it dies or you run
away DON'T SAVE. Instead restart
- Master Ball Code
First go into battle,and throw a poke ball, great ball, or ultra ball. as soon as the ball
leaves your hand, press and hold B and up. then as the ball snaps shut press and hold A
while still holding B and up.
Pokémon Tips from Bob's Pokemon Place
To Capture Mewtwo (without the Master Ball):
Actually, Mewtwo is not very hard to catch without a master ball, but it will
take practice. Mewtwo is only available once in the game, and you have to beat the Elite
Four and Gary to be able to get to it. Mewtwo is in a cave to the Northeast of Cerulean
City, You have to use Surf to get to the entrance. (There will be a man guarding the
entrance if you haven't beaten the Elite Four). Search through the cave, capture the
Pokémon you see along the way (They're usually pretty good ones). You will have to go up
some stairs and go in the water along the way. Mewtwo is on a tiny "island" in
the cave. It actually isn't too hard to capture Mewtwo, just save the game right before
you go up to him, and do Not save the game if you make Mewtwo faint or if you fail to
capture him, just retry it. I used a fighting type pokemon on Mewtwo, and it worked... it
will take a few tries, but if you try different attack combinations, you'll be able to
capture him with one or two Ultra Balls.
To Capture Zapdos (without the Master Ball):
I personally had a lot harder time capturing Zapdos than I did capturing Mewtwo... It took
me about 8 or so tries to capture Mewtwo, but, it took me about 25 tries to capture
Zapdos! You can find Zapdos in the Power Plant, which is Northwest of Cerulean City.
Zapdos is in the upper-most room to the left in the Power Plant... he's hard to miss (and
hard to catch). Once you find him, you will need to develop a strategy of attacks
(example: one fairly big attack first, then really small ones to get the life down to a
few little points OR 2 normal attacks and then several smaller attacks, etc..). It's
almost guaranteed that he'll pop out of your Ultra Balls the first couple of times (or my
first 20 or so times!). But, remember: Do NOT do your best attacks with your best
Pokémon, that will make him faint. Also, if (or when) you don't succeed, DO NOT save the
game. Keep trying until you catch him, 'cause, you "gotta catch em' all".
(PoJo Note: We had no trouble capturing Zapdos with a Great Ball by putting him
to sleep first)
To Capture Moltres (without the Master Ball):
Moltres... The annoying little bird that takes practice to catch and is easy to
kill. Moltres is found in the Pokemon League Cave... You'll have to move some boulders on
some buttons, and go up and down some stairs to find it. Moltres is in the centerish part
of a certain level of the cave, and right below it is a bridge-type thing that a girl
Pokémon Trainer stands at. Once you find Moltres, you'll need to once again develop a
certain strategy to catch it. He's actually easier to catch than Zapdos, but, it takes
more strategy to find out what can hit it and Not kill it, and to avoid his attacks,
especially Fire Spin. Also once again, if you do not catch it, do not save the game. Keep
on trying until you catch Moltres, and it may take a while...
To Capture Articuno (without the Master Ball):
You can find Articuno in the cave at Seafoam Islands. To get to the cave, go south of the
PokéCenter in Fuchsia City, and you'll see a shore with to guys standing around near the
water. Use the Surf Ability to swim Southwest of that shore, keep swimming and you'lll
eventually run into Seafoam Islands. Go into the cave, and search for Articuno, it'll be
on a little piece of land that you'll need to swim to in the cave. To get to that part of
the cave though, you'll have to push 2 boulders into the water, using the little
stairs/holes, and the boulders will "warp" into the water. After you push 2
boulders into the water, swim in the previously uncharted water, and you'll find Articuno.
Articuno is a water/flying type Pokémon, so it's best to use an Electric or Fire-type
Pokémon against it. Keep trying to catch it until you do, it can take a few tries.
How to Capture Any Pokémon with the Master Ball:
I know this sounds really easy, and it is, but, some people just don't get it... anyway,
for those of you who don't know how to use the Master Ball, just throw it at a Pokémon!
That's it, then you automatically catch it. You'd be surprised about how many people don't
know how to use the Master Ball... sorry, but, I have to say this: "DUH!" Also,
it's best to use your Master Ball on Mewtwo or another rare Pokémon, like the legendary
birds, so you don't have to go through the trouble capturing them with an Ultra Ball....
Safari Zone Trick
This trick lets you capture Safari Zone Pokémon from outside of the Safari Zone, and be
able to fight them and catch them with normal Pokéballs, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, etc.
First of all whatever Pokémon are in the area you are in the Safari Zone when the time
runs out, are the Pokémon you'll be able to catch. So, stay in an area you want to, and
walk around in that area and let the time run out. Then, go to the shore at the bottom of
Fuchsia City and surf to Seafoam Islands, stay on the part that runs
vertical to the the
end of the Cave, the part that isn't totally on water or land. Surf up and down on that
strip of land and you'll run into Safari Zone Pokémon that you can fight and catch. With
this this trick, I was able to catch some of the harder to catch Pokémon of the Safari
Zone like Scyther and Tauros.
Catch any Pokémon with full life with Pokéball
Yes, this trick does work. It does, however, take a few tries to get it right. Anyway, to
catch Pokémon with full life with a Pokéball (or Greatball or Ultra Ball), all you do is
right when your character throws the ball, you need to press and hold UP and B. Hold it
until the Pokémon is fully caught. This trick might take a few tries to get the timing
right, but it pays off. I caught: Dodrio, Hypno, Kadabra, Ditto, Raticate, and others at
full life just by using a Pokéball with this trick. Note: Safari Balls will NOT work with
I have done this
many times successfully, but you still want to SAVE before doing this.
First buy poke'balls from a Poke'mart, usually 10-15 will work.
Have a poke'mon with a move that can freeze opponents (like ice
beam or ice punch) and hyper potions and revives in case it faints or is
about to faint. Surf up to Mewtwo and SAVE. Go up to him
and start the battle with the poke'mon that can freeze. Attack
Mewtwo with the freezing move until he is "frozen solid" (this
may take a few turns to do). Once Mewtwo is frozen, get him down
to about a fourth of his health, or a tiny sliver (be sure not to make
him faint or use fire attacks which thaw him out). Then, simply
throw plain ol' poke'balls at him until he's captured. - Derek Stouder
Duplicate your Bicycle!
Here’s a funny tip for those who
still play R/B... Deposit your bicycle in the computer and then go to the
guardhouse before Cycling Road and enter it, then go as far up as you can
(to the table that the guard is behind) and walk left to the guard.
The guard will tell you that you can’t go in without a bike. While
the guard is talking hold down left and when the guard pauses for a second
you will walk one step forward. When
the guard is done talking you will be sent one step back, therefore right
in front of the guard. Then walk left, the guard won’t stop you.
Leave the house and you will find yourself on a bicycle on Cycling
Road, and check in your pack, you will have Bicycle again. Go back
to the Pokemon Center, look in the computer, there will be a bike in the
computer too! If you withdraw it you will have two bicycles, right
on top of one another! (Note: If you attempt to deposit one bicycle,
you can but when you try to deposit your other bike then it will stay in
your pack so you can only do this trick once)
I can verify the following Gameboy Red/Blue tips:
-I discovered a
trick to arrange the order of your pokemon's moves. First, select
fight on the battle menu. Then, go to the attack you want to move &
press select. Then, go to the position you want the attack to be in
& press select again & voila! your attack has been moved! It may not
sound very useful, but it's pretty cool. If you have a pokemon that
you are going to put in daycare for a while, put the weakest move at
the top of the list so they won't forget a good move!
I have a great tip for starting a new pokemon game.
You have to have another pokemon cartridge that you beat already.
On the new version you have to get a corny pokemon and get it to
where you can start trading. Then on your already won version you
have to fly to viridian, talk to the guy, say no. They fly to
cinnibar and surf up and down the side. When a lvl 150 snorlax
appears capture it and use rare candies until it resets to 0 agian.
Then get it to lvl 15. Teach it good moves. And keep Hyper beam. (I
taught mine surf, fireblast, solarbeam, and hyperbeam) then trade it
to the new cartridge
and it will rock! You can beat all the gyms easy!!! It is a great
combination with a mr.mime.
(He means a game
you have already beat the Elite Four on is where you get the Snorlax
from to trade. Also, you can trade in Viridian City. This is how I
got all three starters to begin with.) - Bob Johnson
I have found a code on another site
for catching Mew on Red and Blue version and this one REALLY WORKS, I
swear it. I caught one on my old Blue version. Go to this site
http://www.upnetwork.net/pvg/br/rbmew.shtml and it will tell exactly how
to catch Mew. It's at a low level and only knows pound but don't get
too cocky. Even though I caught it simply by throwing a pokeball
without damaging it, I could just have been lucky. So stock up on
plenty of pokeballs and great balls to be on the safe side. -