Pokemon Leaf Green Walkthrough and Guide

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Pokemon Leaf Green Walkthrough

Unofficial Pokemon Leaf Green Guide by CM Boots-Faubert for


The word "Pokémon" is an abbreviation of the words "Pocket Monster," from the English translation of the original Japanese words Poketto Monsuta, and represents in just three syllables what has become one of the most successful (if not the most successful) media franchises ever created in Japan.  

The franchise includes video games, anime, cartoons, movies, theme parks, special retail stores, and a plethora of consumer goods form sheet and pillow case sets to toothbrushes, all emblazoned with the images, logo, and catch phrases made famous by four simple words: Gotta Catch 'em All!

The assignment to write the walkthrough for Pokémon LeafGreen is my second venture into the world of Pokémon, and it is no less an exciting challenge than my first, which was a walkthrough for the 4th generation game Pokemon HeartGold.  In fact LeafGreen turned out to be more of a challenge, because as I set out to write this guide I was faced with the existing body of work by a dozen other writers who have tread this path before me.  The result is that I am under the obligation to add something to this subject -- to make it better -- so that my contribution is just that: a contribution.

Pokemon LeafGreen was released as the companion game to Pokemon FireRed, which follows the tradition in the series to release two different color-coded games, each with certain Pokemon that are exclusive to them, so that gamers must find a partner who has the other game in order to trade Pokemon and complete their Pokedex.


Pokemon LeafGreen is the remake of the original game that helped to launch the Pokemon Empire, Pocket Monsters Green, which was originally released in the Spring of 1996 with its companion game, Pocket Monsters Red, thus establishing the two-color complementary release combination in which certain monsters were exclusive to each version.  The reasoning behind that was simple: the games were designed -- were in fact intended -- to be played both as single-player and as multi-player games.  For that reason the incentive of needing to find a partner to trade with and battle who owned the other color was positioned as the primary element to promote the games, and it remains such to this day.

Much of Pocket Monsters Green was developed  separately from Red, and there were noted differences in not just the video display and graphics, but also in the sound and in some of the mechanics.  To be polite, Red was a more polished, nicer version with better looking graphics, in spite of the fact that these were black-and-white games.

When the decision was made to create a version of the games for the rest of the world, the code for Red was used rather than the less refined Green, and to differentiate between the two revisions, the color was changed from Green to Blue.  Versions were created for the regions of  North American, Europe, and Australasia, all based upon the engine and graphics of Pocket Monsters Red, but at the last minute the game title was renamed "Pokemon" because it was thought that it would be less confusing to gamers outside of Japan, who were largely unfamiliar with the sport of raising and fighting insects that the games are actually based on.

LeafGreen represents a complete overhaul of the game with respect to graphics and its graphical interface, and it has had its sound completely remastered and re-recorded as well, both to create a unique gaming experience and to bring it in line with the most recent generation of games.  Created for the Nintendo Game Boy Advanced (GBA), the game uses a different cartridge format, with larger memory and storage, and can only be used in GBA slots. 

This format limits play to Game Boy Advanced consoles, Nintendo DS and DS Lite consoles, and the Nintendo Game Cube Game Boy Player, an expansion device that is attached to the base of the Game Cube that allows GBA games to be played on the console, using your television in place of the smaller hand-held screen of the GBA.

One of the popular elements of the original (Game Boy) games was that they could be linked together, using a special cable that connects to of the original Game Boy consoles, so that gamers could battle each other, and trade items and Pokemon.  When the GBA generation of games was released the connecttivity was expanded to allow up to four consoles to be linked using the special cables, and the second generation of GBA games - of which LeafGreen is a part - moved to a proprietary wireless adapter that allows up to 28 consoles to link and interact with each other through the games.

Gone is that special cable, replaced by a wireless transmitter/receiver that snaps on to the console, and allows the gamers to link with each other as well as other gamers in an area, to trade, battle, and be social.  While the wireless device is not, strictly speaking, a Wi-Fi adapter, it provides  the same basic service -- radio based wireless connectivity -- and is included with every game, free in the box.


There have been significant changes in this new and re-invented version, and while there are too many to examine in a brief and efficient way, the major changes that you should be aware of include:

  • Abilities (introduced in Ruby/Sapphire) have been applied to all Pokemon.
  • Poke Berries have been added to the game.
  • Junior Trainers have been removed from the game.
  • The status display has been refined with color-coded listings to indicate condition and remaining resource levels.
  • The locations of hidden and collectible items throughout the land have been changed.
  • Completing major side-quests can have an effect on the level and abilities of the Pokemon that belong to NPC trainers and the Elite Four.
  • Moves and base powers have been altered significantly for some Pokemon, as have starting levels.

You will get a better idea of the changes as you begin to play, but do not expect the world to work exactly the same way as it did in the original games, as it was necessary to change things a bit in order to incorporate the new fighting system.


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How do you get rare candies

Added 8th Sep 2015, ID #606607

Give me Leaf Green Cheats Please

Added 2nd Jun 2015, ID #564459

what is a cheats for pokemon leaf green

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how to cheat

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The master code did not work

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How do you get to cerulean city

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when do i go to safron city

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How to find the key in the gym??????¿??????

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Where do i findd the master ball

Added 10th Jul 2014, ID #415758

How do i get passed the the thirsty guard

Added 26th Jun 2014, ID #406950

used a pokemon mastercode which u can find different kinds of pokemon on grass and type 83007DEE ang the last four numbers will b the nomber of the pokemon that you like for examplewrite 83007dee 0001 you can see bulbasaur in the grass lang or everywhere

Added 27th Mar 2014, ID #368867

you get into siph corp by talking to the rocket grunt in the game corner defeat him and go into the base. location celodon city.

Added 8th Dec 2013, ID #326976

How could it get 100 rare candies in pokemon fire red on iPad

Added 12th Nov 2013, ID #319174

Exp. Share is ok but doesn't give good stats compared to a pokemon you actually take the time out to train.. 25 levels of good training then exp. Share shouldnt make that much of a difference. And try not to let your pokemon faint as much...

Added 23rd Oct 2013, ID #315940

The guard outside the silph co isnt allowing to enter into the building. He says "Suspicious kid! I dont allow in!" what should i do to get into the building? pls nybody help.

Added 21st Oct 2013, ID #315700

I wonder where is the rock tunnel in cerulean city. Can someone help?

Added 13th Oct 2013, ID #314281

@Nightmare2 some trainers and Gym leaders won't let you battle them unless you have a certain amount of Pokemon. If you catch more Pokemon, you can eventually get the Exp. Share, which will get your Pokemon that's holding it a lot of exp. without having to battle it. It's like the free daycare center!

Hope this helps!!


Added 11th Oct 2013, ID #313979

If your running low on powerful Pokemon, you can find really good ones at Victory Road. I found a few level 60 pokemon that I used for the Elite Four.

Hope this helped!!


Added 11th Oct 2013, ID #313977

How do I put in these codes?!?!?!?!?!

Added 25th Aug 2013, ID #306647

hi guys, can i make the cheat work using an android phone? im using myboy software and im trying to the the cheat for an item called exp. share. could you please help me with this? btw, im using a free software, do i need to buy the full software for my cheats to work? I used the skill of kadabra which is trick and it swapped my exp. share. :( please help

Added 13th Aug 2013, ID #304634

hey Hectortega you got one pokemon wrong you are able to catch abra in plg

Added 1st Jul 2013, ID #294069

hello i was trying ur pokemon encounter code and trying to encounter the pokemon i wanted and its not working am i doing something wrong id like to have this solved so i can get the pokemon id like to have please help

Added 2nd Jun 2013, ID #287410

If anyone has noticed you can't find these Pokemon in the wild anywhere: arcanine, growlithe, scyther,, stantler, noctowl, hoothoot, ekans, arbok, horsea, seadra, abra, sunflora, oddish, or gloom. That's because you can only find them in fire red.

Added 19th Feb 2013, ID #256131

We're do you get cheating devices?

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Added 24th Nov 2012, ID #211996

right thing is that you may be asking "what are the master codes ?" or stuff like that .this is for the VBA (also known as the Visual Boy Advance) and there are tutorials on utube and more websites for that but...
I CAN HELP WITH LEAF GREEN MASTER CODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here it is: part 1: 0000B499 000A PART 2 :1003DAE6 0007. And here is walk through walls code part 1 ; 509197D3542975F4 And part 2 ; 78DA95DF44018CB4. I hope this helps !!!!!!!!

Added 3rd Nov 2012, ID #204796

[quote][/quote] were do u find the other ruby

Added 12th Sep 2012, ID #185517

Hm surf Is in the safari zone

Added 10th Sep 2012, ID #185155

And also you will find Lots of graveler level 53+ And Kadabra Thats why i said Or Gengar also elite four team if You have charizard he is hard as hell to beat but best team for elite 4 is Starter 60+
Pidgeot 70+
Lapris 65+
Fighting type 73+
Ratticate 80+
Your choice 78+

Warning if you use the first pokemon you catch in the elite 4 it will be over qiucker easiest starter for the whole game Squirtle you think it would be Bulbasuar cause the firts 2 gyms but last is FIRE so Squirtle is best and the elite 4 champ uses arcanine as his toughest pokemon so there are a few hints

FROM Brooham

Added 10th Sep 2012, ID #185154

I Have 8 and mewtwo 19 eevees and 43 master balls NO CHEATS USED beat elite 4 get 60 pokemon get ruby & Sapphire go to mistys city over bridge where water is surf down and talk to dude WARNING need level 63 and up and need lots of time and ghost type moves save when you see mewtwo then battle he knows psychic, reflect, swift and safegaurd he WILL start with safeguard/reflect DON'T use masterball before him so before or after elite 4 and ONLY if you NEED to use it on him he level 70

Best Team Preferance:Starter 63+
Pidgeot 68+
Snorlax 62+
Alakazam/Gengar 71
Aricuno/Moltres 67
Your Choice 66-ish

I Used Charizard 60
Blastoise 60
Venusaur 60
Alakazam 30
Articuno 50

Added 10th Sep 2012, ID #185151

i know a lot of things about the game i have 6 badges

Added 6th Aug 2012, ID #173065

where is the surf hm?

Added 20th Jul 2012, ID #166596

in pokemon leafgreen you can find surf in the secret house at the safari zone ....

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Added 15th Jun 2012, ID #153007

where do i put these cheats at?????????

Added 26th May 2012, ID #145739

After u beat the elite4 go to celio then go to the cave on that island get the ruby take it to celio and play from there

Added 16th Apr 2012, ID #134153

How can i continue the game after beating elite4?

Added 13th Apr 2012, ID #132897

hello, look ive been playing this game forever and have finished it i would like to know how to put cheats in. but i want exact, precise details as to how to type in these cheats and where to go. i am using a gameboy advance simulator on the computer please any one help!!!! please help.!!!!

Added 8th Feb 2012, ID #113124

i really love to play pokemon leaf green its so cool but the cheats for the pokemon is too long like this 1003DAE60007 master code for cheating pokemon

Added 27th Jan 2012, ID #109605

I av cheat code bt i cannt load it y???? Cn som1 plz help

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Nc 1

Added 30th Jul 2011, ID #62713

can someone plz tell me master codes i just start playing this game and want all three form of eevees

Added 25th Jul 2011, ID #60978

how do u put the cheats in???????????

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where can you find the master code

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what city does the third badge come from?

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just go to the pokemon cheats got all one ther got put

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