25B: The Flute Collection

Pokemon Emerald Walkthrough and Guide

by Chris Boots-Faubert  

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25B: The Flute Collection

As previously mentioned there is a set of Flutes in the game that either replace status correcting items or function as an exclusive status correcting item.  The Flute Collection consists of:

-- Black=Acts like Repel (Substitute for Repel Potions)  - 1000 Steps
-- Blue=Fixes Sleep Status (Substitute for Awakening Potions) - 250 Steps
-- Red=Cures Attraction - 500 Steps
-- Yellow=Cures Confusion - 500 Steps
-- White=Increases Wild Encounter Rate (basically it is the opposite of Black) - 1000 Steps

In addition to the Flutes you can also obtain:

-- Pretty (glass) Desk - 8000 Steps
-- Pretty (glass) Chair - 6000 Steps

Specific quantities of Volcanic Ash must be collected in the Soot Sack by walking through the ash-covered grass on Route 113 and in the Jagged Pass. The Ash is traded to the Artisan in the house on  Route 113, who will create the flute you request (as well as exclusive furniture for a player's secret base).

Acquiring the Flute Collection

It should be noted that the flutes can be traded to other games when they are held by a Pokémon that is being traded or transferred.  They may not normally be available in every game so this may be the only way to obtain them in other games.  You should also note that these items are not normally "hold" items -- meaning that they reside in your bag rather than being held by the Pokemon upon which the effect you desire is used.  The Flutes do not use charges or have limits on how often or how frequently they can be used.

Obtaining a full set of the Flutes should be a priority for every Trainer *prior* to embarking upon the quest through Victory Road or the Elite Four as they have obvious uses and application.  For that reason we are now going to head to Fallarbor Town and complete collecting Ash for any Flute types that we do not, as yet have.  For example I have the Red and Yellow now, which means I need to collect sufficient Ash for a Blue, Black, and White Flute to be made.

Fly to Fallarbor Town

Using Fly, go to Fallarnor Town, and then head east (right) along the path until you spot the house to the north off of the path, in the Ash zone.  The house is called the "Glass Workshop" and has a sign that identifies it as such outside.

Inside the house is the Artisan and one of his employees -- if you speak with him he will tell you how many steps you must take in order to make the item you selected / the next item in the list.   Simply walk through the Ash-covered plants/grass to collect the Ash in your Soot Sack (Key Item), and when you have taken the required number of steps, return to the Glass Workshop and speak with the Aritsan.

He will make the item for you pretty much while you wait -- and in no time at all you have an awesome item that will save you time and money!  How?  Well, there are no restirictions on the use of the Flutes -- you do not have to take a certain number of steps, they can be used as often and as many times as you like -- and more important, they replace kit items that you normally pay for!  For instance, the Blue Flute that you see me obtain in the video is used to awaken a sleeping Pokemon whether in battle or outside of battle, and that means I can sell my Awakenings Potions and not have to every buy another one because of the Blue Flute!  Now how cool is that?

Right, before we sign off on this section there is one quick small side-quest for us to complete so exit the Glass Workshop and run west (left) through town all the way to the river west of the south bridge.  From shore you can just spot the waterfall to the north here.

Surf into the river then use Waterfall to climb the waterfall here.  Note that if for whatever reason you have not caught a Marill they spawn easily Surfing here.  If you have not captured a Barboach yet, the pool at the top of the waterfall is an excellent place to do so using the Super Rod, fishing while Surfing or from shore.

At the top of the waterfall on the left is a treasure ball containing a Rare Candy!  Now there is a useful item!


Comments for 25B: The Flute Collection

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getting the black flute first makes it easier to get the others

Added 5th Oct 2015, ID #614197

I've heard there is a code for max ash to make getting these items easier. Does anyone know it?

Added 22nd Sep 2015, ID #610671

i put my yellow flute on my rayquaza that knows the skill outrage but when i used the skill it didnt cured the confusion state of my rayquaza..how could that be?

Added 17th Apr 2015, ID #544201

Not a hold item

Added 14th Jun 2015, ID #570159

Superb and I understood thank you

Added 16th Feb 2015, ID #517048

Whitw flutes are useful when going to safari even when any pokemon is prohibited, if yu give it to the 1st party pokemon

Added 13th Dec 2014, ID #483886


The "Next Page" link should bring up 25C, a section about REVISITING Meteor Falls, but instead it currently links to section 12, about the ORIGINAL visit to Meteor Falls. And the link to 25C in the sidebar menu does the same thing -- there is no current way to get to section 25C.

Personally, I'm reading this walkthrough after completing the game just to see whether there's anything I missed, so I'd love to be able to get a peek at that page -- hint-hint -- a fix would be nice! Thanks!

Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443367

The black flute doesn't actually repel as some of the others say, I have a Lv. 73 rayquaza and pokemon still attack. The black flute only reduces the chance of an encounter. That is all.

Added 8th Aug 2014, ID #433202

[strike][/strike] black 1 does'nt works well i have a lvl 64 infernape and it is strongest of all in my team but till i face wild pokemons in grass very often

Added 18th May 2014, ID #385234

black flute works best when used as a hold item by your highlest lvl pokemon who should also be at the lead of your group.

Added 12th Jan 2014, ID #343092

It might work as a 'half' repel repelling 50% of wild encounters. If that's still not good enough I suggest you complement the other half by having a Pokémon with Intimidate ability in the lead, such as Mighthyena or Masquerain.


Added 12th Aug 2013, ID #304297

Try holding it by the leading pokemon (highest level)

Added 21st May 2013, ID #284410

The black flute does not work the same as repel. I have a level 34 in the lead, but I keep getting attacked by level 16 pokemon. The Black Flute sucks.

Added 23rd Feb 2013, ID #257775

acctualy the black flute works exactly as repel.For it to work proplerly put your strongest pokemon on front,and only pokemons who have a higger level than him will apear

Added 10th Feb 2013, ID #252904

The black flute does not completly repel pokemons, it just reduces the chance to encounter them

Added 8th Jul 2012, ID #161633

my blac flute isn't working for repel, am I using it wrong? I click it then click use, it says it will repel then it doesn't do anything.. any help?

Added 23rd May 2012, ID #144627

How long does the repel from a black flute last?

Added 15th May 2012, ID #142460

Infinitely (so until you take it from your pokemon)

Added 21st Nov 2015, ID #627177