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Pokemon Gold Cheats and Tips

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Pokemon Gold was first released in 1999 in Japan and a little later in the rest of the world and which makes it already about 20 years old! The game appeared on the GameBoy Color and still attracts a large number of gamers that are still playing Pokemon Gold now. Along with Pokemon Silver, Pokemon Gold is the first installment of the second generation of Pokemon and introduced a number of new Pokemon into the game. Pokemon Gold is a fantastic RPG which can be enjoyed with or without cheats, and one these pages you'll find both Pokemon Gold cheats and Pokemon Gold tips which we hope you will find both fun and useful.

Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal are also being kept alive on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console where all three games have been re-released and enjoyed again by former players and new gamers alike.

Pokemon Gold Cheats

Thanks to codes which dig into the program code of the game and alter things, Pokemon Gold Cheats are easily entered on both the original cartridge, if you have a GameShark device, or via the cheat menu of most good GameBoy Color emulators. For example, the MyOldBoy which is widely available for Android.

Pokemon Gold cheats are easily entered, you just have to go to the cheat menu, enter the cheat and then activate it. We always recommend that you save your progress in the game BEFORE you activate any cheat, and only save your game again once you are certain the game is still working as it should.

We also recommend that you only use one cheat at a time, and when you are finished with the cheat, remember to deactivate it before carrying on.

Pokemon Gold

Best Pokemon Gold Cheats

We have loads of Pokemon Gold cheats on this page and here on our Pokemon GameShark Codes page, so we have put together this list of our best Pokemon Gold cheats right here to make them easier to find. There are loads more so follow that link above or scroll down to the bottom of this section to start digging!

1. Teleport Cheat

Well it's not exactly teleport, its more like fly, and with this code you can take your pick from many of the major locations in the game to get to in a couple of steps. Grab this Fly to Location code here.

2. Rebattle Gym Leader

If you've already passed a Gym Leader and want to try again, you can enter this cheat code to rebattle him. Rebattle Gym Leader Cheat

3. Get all TMs and HMs

Get everything all in one go by copying and pasting the code you can find on this page to get all TMs and HMs

4. Useful and Fun GameShark Codes

This collection is exactly that. There are loads of cods in this collection which do all sorts of things. It's a great place to explore loads of working Pokemon Gold cheats. Head to this page for our Useful and Fun collection.

GameBoy Color Emulators

Due to the age of the game, and the relative rarity of the original cartridge, many gamers enjoy Pokemon Gold using an emulator. There are many to be found, and a simple google search on this subject will reveal a number that are still actively maintained. This list will change from time to time as developers stop updating them, and new ones get released. Our current favorite is the MyOldBoy which is available from the Google Play Store. But there are many others to choose from.

Pokemon Gold Tips

Get All Legendaries

If you want to get all legendaries in the game without cheats, then here is how it's done.

Ho-Oh - After you have obtained the Rainbow Wing, you can find Ho-Oh at the top of Tin Tower. It will be at Level 40.

Lugia - After you obtained the Silver Wing, you can find Lugia deep inside Whirl Islands. It will be at Level 70.

Raikou - After you have awaken Raikou in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Entei - After you have awaken Entei in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Suicune - After you have awaken Suicune in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Celebi - Celebi can be obtained by an Event.

More details and to leave a comment go here: How to Obtain Every Johto Legendary

How to Clone Pokemon

It's possible to clone Pokemon in Pokemon Gold without entering any cheat code, and is best used in the ORIGNAL cartridge verison of the game. To do this put two Pokemon in your party. Switch to an empty box in your PC. Put the Pokemon that you want to clone in the empty box. When you switch, it will save the game. About a half second after the phrase,' not turn off power,' switch off your game. When you turn it on,you will have the cloned Pokemon in your box and your party.

Also, whatever item your Pokemon is holding will also be cloned. So if he has a master ball, then your cloned Pokemon will also have a master ball!

Pokemon Type Match Ups

Its great to know which types of Pokemon are strong and weak against what types, and this list here tells you just that. Have a study of this list and use it to select the correct Pokemon to face the Gym Leaders in Pokemon Gold.

Bug - Super Effective against: Dark, Grass, Psychic. Not Very Effective against: Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Poison, Steel

Dark - Super Effective against: Ghost, Psychic. Not Very Effective against: Dark, Fighting, Steel.

Dragon - Super Effective against: Dragon. Not Very Effective against: Steel.

Electric - Super Effective against: Flying, Water. Not Very Effective against: Dragon, Electric, Grass. No Effect against: Ground.

Fighting - Super Effective against: Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel. Not Very Effective against: Bug, Flying, Poison, Psychic. No Effect against: Ghost.

Fire - Super Effective against: Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel. Not Very Effective against: Dragon, Fire, Rock, Water.

Flying - Super Effective against: Bug, Fighting, Grass. Not Very Effective against: Electric, Rock, Steel.

Ghost - Super Effective against: Ghost, Psychic. Not Very Effective against: Dark, Steel. No Effect against: Normal.

Grass - Super Effective against: Ground, Rock, Water. Not Very Effective against: Bug, Dragon, Fire, Flying, Grass, Poison, Steel.

Ground - Super Effective against: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel. Not Very Effective against: Bug, Grass. No Effect against: Flying.

Ice - Super Effective against: Dragon, Flying, Grass, Ground. Not Very Effective against: Fire, Ice, Steel, Water.

Normal - Super Effective against: (nothing). Not Very Effective against: Rock, Steel. No Effect against: Ghost.

Poison - Super Effective against: Grass. Not Very Effective against: Ghost, Ground, Poison, Rock. No Effect against: Steel.

Psychic - Super Effective against: Fighting, Poison. Not Very Effective against: Psychic, Steel. No Effect against: Dark.

Rock - Super Effective against: Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice. Not Very Effective against: Figthing, Ground, Steel.

Steel - Super Effective against: Ice, Rock. Not Very Effective against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water.

Water - Super Effective against: Fire, Ground, Rock. Not Very Effective against: Dragon, Grass, Water.

More details and comments are here - Pokemon Type Match Ups

More Pokemon Gold GameBoy Cheats and Tips

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The Best Way To Catch Any Legendary Pokemon

1. Lower the Legendary Pokemon's HP so it has barely any.

2. Use a move that will make the Legendary Pokemon Fall Asleep.

3. Throw Ultra Balls at it.

4. If the Legendary Pokemon wakes up, make it fall back asleep and continue to throw Ultra Balls.

Pokemon Gold cheats

Breeding Evolutions:

Give Male and Female Pokemon to the Keepers at the Daycare Centre to breed new Pokemon. The Daycare Centre is located south of Goldenrod City on Route 33.

Breed 2 Jigglypuffs to get Igglybuff.

Breed 2 Magmars to get get Magby.

Breed a Venonat with a Pinsir to get Pinsir.

Breed 2 Pikachus to get Pichu.

Breed 2 Electabuzzes to get Elekid.

Breed a Hitmonchan or Hitmonlee with a Ditto to get Tyrogue.

Breed a Clefairy with a Snubbull to get a second Snubbull.

Breed 2 Clefairies to get Cleffa.

Breed a Gyarados with the Red Gyarados to get a Golden Magikarp.

Set your clock to Daylight-Savings:

Your Mother will ask you if you want to set your c..

Pokemon Silver cheats

Breeding with Ditto:

A Ditto will act as the female when breeding so you don't have to capture two of each type of Pokemon that you want to breed.

Pokemon Silver Locations

011 Metapod -

National Park (Bug Catching Contest)

012 Butterfree -

National Park (Bug Catching Contest)

013 Weedle -

Routes 2, 30, Ilex Forest (amongst others)

014 Kakuna -

Routes 2, 30, Ilex Forest (amongst others)

015 Beedrill -

Routes 2 (amongst others)

023 Ekans -

Routes 3, 32, 33 (amongst others)

024 Arbok -

Routes 3, 4, 27 (amongst others)

027 Sandshrew -

Goldenrod City Game Corner

028 Sandslash -

Evolve from Sandshrew only

037 Vulpix -


Mrs. Mime? (Gold version) If you go to Saffron..

Mrs. Mime? (Gold version)

If you go to Saffron City before fighting Sabrina then challenge Sabrina and you will discover that her Mr. Mime is female.

How To Obtain Every Johto Legendary Pokemon

Ho-Oh - After you have obtained the Rainbow Wing, you can find Ho-Oh at the top of Tin Tower. It will be at Level 40.

Lugia - After you obtained the Silver Wing, you can find Lugia deep inside Whirl Islands. It will be at Level 70.

Raikou - After you have awaken Raikou in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Entei - After you have awaken Entei in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Suicune - After you have awaken Suicune in Ecruteak City, it can be found roaming the Johto Region. It will be at Level 40.

Celebi - Celebi can be obtained by an Event.

Exp. share

After you catch the red gyarados you will recieved the red scale.

Then go with Mr.Pokemon and then he will try your red scale for the EXP.SHARE.

How to get through underground warehouse

Hiya, all gamers out there. Do you have trouble pressing those damn underground warehouse switches in the correct order? In that case, you are NOT alone. I can tell you how to get through this area with the closing/opening shutters with incredible speed:

Press switch 3 first (It's the one furthest from the stairs)

Press switch 2 after switch 3 (The one in the middle)

Press switch 1 after switch 3 and 2 (The one closest to the stairs) and you can get through!!.

Now wasn't that easy? Of course it was, hehe!

I'll repeat it once more: press switch 3, 2 and 1 and, Presto!

Rare candy area

I know this isnt great but when you get to cinnabar. I think you have to battle garry but anyway when you're finished with him I can't remember is it invisible or not but look behind the mountain thing and you will find a rare candy. Hope it helps and if it works will you pleeeeeaaaase rate it.

Where to get Exp. Share

To get the Experience Share, you will need to either cature, run from, or defeat the Red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage, then collect the Red Scale it drops and turn it in to Mr. Pokemon.

Radio Card Answers

The answers for the radio card are: yes, yes no, yes, no.

How to reset the game without turning it off and on again

During the game press and hold select start b and a.

It works with all games.

I just thought you would like to Know because you could get quite anoyed with the game.

Cloning Masterballs or other items

When Cloning a Pokemon give it the masterball to hold and your cloned Pokemon will be holding a masterball. Look at the other cheats to find out how to clone Pokemon.

Submitted by Spyro Madgirl's friend.

In game reset

For reseting the game just press the ff. Buttons START+SELECT+A+B

For restarting the game just prees these buttons SELECT+B+DOWN

Cheat for cloning!

OK FIRST U............... CRAP I HAVE CAPS LOCK ON AGAIN....ok here we go. first put a pokemon u want to clone on a box that is empty. then switch to another box BUT turn off the power when the game says DON"T TURN OFF THE POWER. (sorry for u to break a rule) ok, then turn the power back on. u will have the pokemon u want to clone on ur party and on ur box u put it in. have fun and CREAM all the ELITE FOURS why?

they killed my MEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

who cares i had full revive

How To Get Steelix

First You Need A Game Link Cable.

Next Catch Onix In Rock Tunnel In Kanto Or Trade Bellsprout for Onix in Voilet City.

Then Make Onix Hold Metal Coat.

Finnaly Trade To One of your other GB Pokemon Games And Onix Evolves Into Steelix. And Trade Back(If you want to).

And there your Onix has evolved into Steelix

All Celebi cheats are Bogus. The only ways to..

All Celebi cheats are Bogus. The only ways to get a Celebi is from a Nintendo Rep., or You could use a GameShark.

How to clone pokemon and items, 1.Get the po..

How to clone pokemon and items,

1.Get the pokemon u want to clone.


3.Then open Bills pc and deposit the pokemon in a box with nothing in it.

4.Finnaly move to a different box with nothing in it and when it says "saving do not turn off",turn it off!

5.When you turn it back on u will have 2 pokemon, one it your box and one with you.

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Just a hint on where to find the Shiny ones!!!

Yes, it is a 1% possibility to find a rare different-colored Pokemon in this game, but these are just clues on where you most likely find them (I'm not telling you to stay there and search and search until you die since you will be so sure that they will appear in there).

1. Green Tentacool

I found it inside the cave at the right of Azalea Town, although my brother saw it in the pond of the day care center. During my second game, i found it while surfing on my way to Victory Road. My cousin caught it in cianwood town. SO IT'S NOT SURE WHERE THEY REALLY APPEAR.

2. Red Donphan

It's either in Victory Road or inside Silver Cave. I caught it on Silver Cave juz by surprise. I was training and puff, it appeared.

3. Violet Krabby and Green Krabby..

Hey you all poke fans. I would like to warn yo..

Hey you all poke fans. I would like to warn you about some bogus or dangerous cheats like:


1. The cheat that you get all starters if you have any POKEMON in any box you should know that the POKEMON in you box will vanish and you will have only your party POKEMON and the starter you chose to get from the cheat for ex Chikorita or Totodile or any other POKEMON.


3. There is no such thing as Dancer the evolved POKEMON of Gloom because Gloom evolves into Vileplume with the LEAF STONE and into Bellossom with the SUN STONE. There is no such thing as RAINBOW STONE.

I would like to ask Yugi_Moto which wall do you walk into at the secret river cheat in Cherygrove?

Hey, I found this really cool cheat. This ch..

Hey, I found this really cool cheat.

This cheat is for ppl who are in the middle of game stage 1 (between the very beginning and beating elite 4)

When you're in Cianwood, go to the house that's at the top (or near the top). A guy in there will tell you that you're enemy has stolen one of his pokemon and hhe'll ask you to take care of his Shukie. Take it and come back later. (make sure you have enough room in your party) When you come back he'll ask for it back. Make sure you've trained it to lv.30. If you keep it then go back after catching Lugia and Ho-oh. He'll say "WOW YOU'RE SO STRONG" and he'll take back his shuckie. If you talk to him 10 times he'll give you shuckie lv. 40 to keep!!!

Only 50% guarantee

Yeah, sure wild Pokemon are of utmost importanc..

Yeah, sure wild Pokemon are of utmost importance to raise Pokemon but when youre trying to get to a certain place (I am especially attracted to Celadon City) these Pokemon can be annoying. Don't worry here's a cheat for this:

1) Get Hive Badge and Zephyr Badge

2) Go to Ilex Forest and acquire the Cut Ability. You know how to get it!

3) Teach it to a compatible Pokemon.

4) Turn towards a patch of grass.

5) Tell the Pokemon to use Cut.

6) That patch of grass will disappear.

Cut the grass at the top of National Park. When you cut it there will be ANOTHER patch of grass underneath it. This is why it is..

You can get your pokedex upgraded if you catch ..

You can get your pokedex upgraded if you catch 3 unown's.

When you have done that the go out of the cave and a guy will meet you. Talk to him and follow him to his lab, then he will upgrade your pokedex.

Then you can catch 26 Unown's and then can you do a special thing. You can use the printer in the lab, and with that you can print out all of the Unown's.

To view your new pokedex you must push select button in your pokedex and choose "Unown Mode."

PS: To you who wants to catch Misdreavus you can catch it in the top of Mt.Silver!!!

Clear saved game

Ok, when you get to the screen with Ho-Ho press b+ up+select at the same time and it should say Clear all save data area.

If you dont get it the first time try again.

How to get Mew!



1.You must have a Red, Yellow, or Blue version of Pokemon to do this!

2.You shouldn't have beat the Gambler just outside of the Underground Path to the right of Saffron or the youngster with the slowpoke above Cerulean.


1.Go through the Underground Path from Celadon City. As you reach the end, SAVE.

2.Go up the stairs and out the door. The Gambler is right in front of you just a few steps away.

3.Move towards him like you would do to fight anyone. As soon as you get in his sight range, PRESS START QUICKLY BEFORE HE SEES YOU!

4.Fly to Cerulean City. The Gambler should see you but he cant fight you. You can't use your sta..

Beat Lance (dragon master) easy!!

It doesn't take much to beat lance.

the best pokemon to use is dewgong. No I've not gone mad, it's true!! seriously.

train him to about lv55 teach him the following attacks

Ice beam




HOLD nevermeltice/mysticwater

use ice beam on aerodactl, and 3 dragonites

use surf and waterfall on Charizard

keep headbutting gyarados

Strong Pokemon

This may not be true I don't know, but a friend told me this:

When you have beaten the Elite Four + beaten Kanto, go to mount Silver .When inside keep walking until a wild LARVITAR appears.

Better have a good ball like a Ultra ball! Beacase you need to catch one. Raise it until it evolves at lvl 65 or something. It is according to my mate the best in the game. When it evolves I think it becomes a TYRANATAR.

G/S/C- How to get Aerodactyl

To get Aerodactyl without cheating, go to the route east of Fuscia City, and at the corner of the route, there should be an elevated area where ledges primarily surround a large grass patch with Chansey in it. There should be a girl standing in there... You can trade your Chansey for her Aerodactyl.

How to get the HMs FLASH- defeat the last man..

How to get the HMs

FLASH- defeat the last man in sprout tower and he will give it to you

CUT- get it from the man in the forest(one after bugsys gym) after you've got his farfetch'd to him.

SURF- defeat all the dancing girls in eruteak city and a man in that building will give it to you

STRENGTH- a man in one of the houses in olvine city will give you it

WHIRLPOOL- help lance defeat team rocket in mahogany town and he will give you it

WATERFALL- you'll find this in the ice path

Few hints from me!

Here are some hints from me.

1.Finding Lapras

Every friday a Lapras appears in the cave between azaela and violet city. Only on friday though deep in the cave :(

2.The balanced team

If you want to have a balanced team please follow this team first:

In Jhoto:

Kadabra(alakazam if you've traded)

Graveler(from geodude)

Ampharos(from flaafy and mareep)

Feraligatr(evolve from tododile and tododile evolve 2) or Typloshion(evolve from cyndaquil and cyndaquil evolve 2)

Pidgeot(evolve from pidgey and pidgey evolve 2)

Lapras(no evolve founded in cave between azaela and violet city)

Cloning glitch

Here is the cloning glitch!

1.Save in front of the PC in a poke center.

2. D..

Getting Misdrevis

If you want to get misdrevis go to mt.silver and go into the cave by the trainer red and walk around and you would get it.

p.s it might only work for gold but whatever happy gaming

How to get snorlax level 50 go to where he's s..

How to get snorlax level 50

go to where he's sleeping in kanto.

Put on radio on poke flute.

He will battle you.weaken him then catch.viola.

Infinite Items (Silver)

I don't know if this will work for you.

I typed in 0120bed5 for unlimited rare candies, and called it "HATE THEE" in the gameshark thing because I didn't know if it would work.

I was in the Poke Mart in Ecruteak City and talked to the salesperson and said sell, and sold a bunch of rare candies. Then, I scrolled ALL the way down to the bottom of my sell list and there were:

10 clusters of 99 Masterballs

99 Teru-Sama

2 Ultra Balls

S.S. Ticket

16 Great Balls

57 Great Balls

99 Masterballs

4 Blk Apricorn

99 Blk Apricorn

93 Blk Apricorn

32 Masterball

_7 Masterball

Exp Share x0

0 Blk Apricorn

0 Blk Apricorn

0 Blk Apricorn

99 Wht Apricorn







Invisible items

If you want to find invisible items just find a blank space with three walls or something around it stand in the space behind it and click a and then it will say found ????? p.s most of them will be rare items like rare candy

Trade Items

To trade items choose a rubbish pokemon that you dont need and make him/her hold an item then trade him/her with someone else that has also made there pokemon hold an item.

Remove the item from the pokemon that you have traded and you will have that item in your pack.

How to evolve Tyrogue into Hitmonchan and Hitmontop

Hy pokepeople hears the way to evolve Tyrogue into Hitmonchan

and Hitmontop.

When you get Tyrogue (beat a blackbelt and he will give it to you)

deep in Mt. Mortar clone it 3 times.

Train it to level 20 to get Hitmonlee.

To get Hitmonchan buy a lot of IRONS in the Dept. Store Tyrogue's defense must be more than hes attack when he reaches level 20 he should evolve into Hitmonchan.

To get Hitmontop buy all of drugs keep hes stats balanced when he reaches level 20 he should evolve into Hitmontop.

It is really expensive but it's worthy.

How to get renomaid

When the guy who won't let you pass out of mahogany town leaves there are two fishers after you beat "Wilton Fisher" talk to him get his phone number and later he will call you and say "Whoa the renomaid are biteing like mad bring your rod buddy" it's not always the first Pokemon you catch so fish until you find one and I suggest you use a good rod, good luck!

Delete all saved progress

I don't think anyone will want to do this but press up B and select, it will say do you want do delete all saved data press yes or no it isn't that great though

Get all 5 eevee evolutions

To get all the evolutions of eevee you need to get a eevee(get it from bills house).You will need to do the duplicating cheat to get 5 eevees.Now do the following to get the pokemon:

Espeon & Umbreon: you will need to make eevee trust you alot to get it to evolve. It will usually evolve after lv.42(mine evolved at 46)if your eevee evolves during the day you will have an Espeon and Umbreon at night.

Flareon,Jolteon,Vaporeon: you will need a firestone,waterstone and thunderstone.Get them from bill's grandpa in cerulean cape above cerulean city. He will ask you to show him these Pokemon and when you show him that Pokemon he will give you a stone.






Clone pokemon

Switch to a box in pc put a Pokemon in it when it says saving don't turn off power.

Turn off the game when the first line is done to get two of the same Pokemon and a good way to get bunch of master balls and rare candys that way


Press L to make it more clear at the slot machine place

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