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Pokemon Emerald Guide

Pokemon Emerald Walkthrough and Guide

by Chris Boots-Faubert  

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Pokemon Emerald Walkthrough

Unofficial Pokemon Emerald Guide by CM Boots-Faubert for


The first thing that most gamers notice when they begin playing Emerald is that it seems to be a lot like Ruby and Sapphire -- well of course it is!  Emerald is what they call the Bridging Game for those two.  In the Pokemon Game World the games are released as complimentary color-based pairs, with each having a slightly different set of Pokemon in it, and a different legendary.  The Bridging Game is basically most of the contents of both games joined into one.

Now if that was all that there was to it, a lot of gamers would skip the main games and just wait for the Bridging Game to come out, but that is not actually all that there is to it, mates.  The blokes at Game Freak use the Bridging versions to add in additional content and story to the games, so while they are similar to the first pair they are also uniquely different.  There are also a handful of Pokemon in each bridging game that have to be obtained from the two color-matched games that cam before it. 

The general trend is for gamers to buy one of the first pair, battle and trade with a mate who has the opposite game, and then get the bridging version to play as their base game in preparation for the release of the next generation.

That way they have the chance to play through the game again and experience its new content, and transfer all of their Pokemon and items from the first game so that when the next gen comes out everything is all together in the bridging game and ready to go!  Or that is the logic anyway, it does not always work out that way, but everybody is different.

The animations are different in Emerald, and it also has both of the antagonist groups -- Team Aqua and Team Magma in an equal and much deeper presence, and in fact it is when the two release their chosen Gods that Emerald pretty much parts company from the story in Ruby and Sapphire, offering you an entirely new lore and experience.

Welcome to Pokemon Emerald

In addition to changes in the story that are fairly significant, there are new areas in this version of Hoenn, including the Team Magma Hideout, the Mirage Tower, Marine Cave, Studio Cave, and the Desert Underpass to name just a few.  I should also mention the Battle Frontier -- yeah, because THAT is going to be a very important addition to the game for you!

You will find that Gym Battles in Emerald are markedly different, as the leader now have different Pokemon -- and in the case of one gym, a different leader -- and you will also find that Torchic is not the unstoppable dynamo  that they were in the other games, so you may want to give a bit of thought on who you pick as a starter this go-around!

Perhaps the most endearing difference in Emerald is the inclusion of Pokemon from other lands in the game, and the expanded breeding system, the new and altered traits and abilities, and the significant changes to the development process of breeding and training Pokemon for competition. 

Of all of the games from this generation, Emerald has the best support for the E-Card Reader and its associated cards -- while this was not the huge hit outside of Japan that it was in Japan, it was still pretty popular with the serious Pokemon Trainers in the US and UK, so it is not uncommon to attend an event and find trainers there with full sets of the E-Cards and the Readers in their kit box.

The most important point to be made -- and a large part of why this guide is being written -- is that fans of the series who joined during the DS generation are returning to Emerald in preparation for the release of Black and White in March of 2011 -- because the Pokemon in Emerald can be traded to all of the DS games, which in turn will be able to trade with Black and White, and thus taking the time to play through Emerald gives them access to Pokemon that they might otherwise never have.

Enough interest is targeted towards the game that even a used copy at GameStop costs almost as much as a new one in the box!  Demand has an impact on price, and the bloke at my local GameStop told me that they have seen such a spike in demand for Emerald that they had to order more from their warehouse.  An interesting turn of events to be sure!

If you have yet to play either Ruby or Sapphire, and this is your first exposure to the Hoenn adventures, well you could have done worse mate!  Emerald is an excellent game to play that generation as it has all of the semi-legendary and most of the legendary Pokemon obtainable in it, and its story line is a bit more intense and entertaining -- not to mention that it contains some bog standard Pokemon not available in the other games.

The Welcome Screen


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Nov 24th 2015 Guest
In sotoopolis city there is a door behind 3 plants in a man house how do I get in
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Oct 18th 2016 Guest
Don't listen to the noob you can use a walk through Walls cheat
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Nov 17th 2015 Guest
How to get the 3 badge?
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Nov 16th 2015 Guest
i did not end to play emerald
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Nov 15th 2015 Guest
how to have charmander in emerald?
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Aug 8th 2016 Guest
At the beginning of the game, The Professor gives you a charmander to begin your adventure
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Oct 17th 2016 Guest
There is only treeko torchic and mudkip
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Aug 9th 2016 Guest
In the beggining there is Treecko,Squirtle and Torchic. Pls. Note the game that you can have charmander the first is Pokémon Red,Blue,Green,Fire red and etc.
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Nov 12th 2015 Guest
need cheat for exp points!!
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Oct 31st 2015 Guest
where are the cheats
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Dec 8th 2015 Guest
the cheat BFF956FA 2F9EC50D
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Aug 4th 2016 Guest
what is this code
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Oct 17th 2015 Guest
Need cheat for big EXP points
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Oct 5th 2015 Guest
how to get out of faraway Island?
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Oct 5th 2015 Guest
how can drive out the wailmers of team aqua?in lilocove and how can i past onn the team aquas hideout
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Mar 12th 2016 Guest
First go to jagged pass and there magma hideout will be there complete that and go to slateport and back to lilycove here the way is open
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Sep 18th 2015 Guest
how chats
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Sep 18th 2015 Guest
can you helpme undertsand about the battle frontier?
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Sep 5th 2015 Guest
who knows the codes for chikorita cyndaquil and totodile pls. send to this number 09198258345
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Aug 19th 2015 Guest
How to get many rare candy
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Aug 15th 2015 Guest
How do I find cpt stern in slateport?
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Sep 3rd 2015 Guest
First you go to a big wearhouse that has a boat outside inside there is a bold guy talk to him qnd then the team aqua will have entered the museum he is on the second floor
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Aug 11th 2015 Guest
How can I get hm cut without talking to the dude that work for the profeser because I messed up
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Jul 30th 2015 Guest
How to get unlimited master balls
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Aug 4th 2015 Guest
dunno I want to know too.
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Jul 23rd 2015 MikeR19
Can someone help me there is a special word for the guy trying to make his daughter laugh in the first city you go to to fight the first gym but I can't remember it
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Mar 30th 2016 Guest
It is for the wallpaper of your need to go to a website
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Oct 20th 2015 Guest
You can't make her laugh its an extra activity for trainers who have finished the game
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Aug 10th 2015 Guest
No real words to use....just make up something...there is no right answer
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Jul 21st 2015 Guest
Im stuck in the sky piller on the third floor
How do i get through without falling
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Dec 7th 2015 Guest
use the escape rope
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Jul 18th 2015 Guest
What to do next when giving the scanner to the captain plz answer ASAP
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Dec 5th 2017 sandy eeep
how to scanner pls tell
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Aug 23rd 2015 Guest
roam anywhere
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Jun 28th 2015 Guest
How do I get the old man to move out of way so I can get in the cave and catch the ancient Pokemon?
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Feb 22nd 2016 Guest
Blow up the universe
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Jun 11th 2015 Guest
How to get to sky pillar?
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Apr 7th 2016 Guest
Just go at the pacilificdog town and strait the way and you l find requaza
i passed the game 19 times
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Jun 7th 2016 AzhrafXD
well i finished it 11 times
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Jun 10th 2015 Guest
I passed the game
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Jun 10th 2015 Guest
Game so fun I have 6 badge
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Sep 21st 2015 Guest
I Have 8 Badges And Finished The Game 17 Times
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Jun 9th 2015 Guest
Game so funn i have 4 badges
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Jun 6th 2015 Guest
How do get to the second gym leader Bradley
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Jun 7th 2016 AzhrafXD
its Brawly!!!!! or I must say Broly!LOL!!
so u have to get the 1st badge get hm cut and a pokenav after saving peeko (wingull) and go bach to petalburg beach outside the city u'll see a house talk to the old man and he'll take u to dewford town. enjoy the gym!!!
ID #657208
May 26th 2015 Guest
how to get feebas
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May 8th 2015 Guest
How do you get to Mirage Island?
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May 15th 2015 Guest
Just ask the old man in the pacifidlog the is always looking to the east, where mirage island is located. If it the old man says he can see it, it is there. otherwise, it won't show up. I think its just random, just like the mirage tower, sometimes it's there, sometimes not. Anyway, you can only see a bunch of wynaut in MIrage Island so nothing to bother about coz you will get one from the Old man from the day care. oops sorry if I spoiled it..
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Apr 3rd 2015 Guest
not so good not so bad its normal
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Mar 30th 2015 alecs
What is the word for peekaboo in rustboro city?
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May 27th 2015 Guest
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Mar 14th 2015 Guest
do you know what the code for charmander
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Apr 27th 2015 Guest
Yes in petulburg city near the pokemon center on the right side the tall grasses has many pokemon including charmed er
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Oct 22nd 2015 DaHopkins
In the grass where the girl is standin or down frim her where u find the potion
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Aug 25th 2015 Guest
is that true!??
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Apr 16th 2015 Guest
have you found out the code yet ?
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Mar 5th 2015 Guest
Where's the cheat for mew?
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Mar 2nd 2015 Guest
Where is hm surf I'm so lost and how do I get team magma out of my way
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Apr 21st 2015 Guest
Once you defeat 4 gym leder go to Patel perg's gym.
ID #546199
Apr 28th 2015 Guest
Where's patel pegs gym?
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Aug 8th 2015 Guest
To get to Petalburg's Gym, go to Verdenturf Town Nd go through Rustboro Tunnel. Once you enter, take the path in front of you. You must have the TM rock smash. Then, you'll get to Route 116 and go through there to get to Rustboro City. Go south and through Petalburg's woods and you'll arrive at route 104. Go southeast and you'll arrive there! Hope this helps! Sorry for the long explanation. XD BTW, you have to have three badges to challenge your dad.
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Jun 7th 2016 AzhrafXD
not 3 u need 4
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Feb 12th 2015 Guest
how to cheat by psp and how to endcode
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Jan 8th 2015 Guest
go to lilicove and then there is a guy with wailmer blocking rom ther surf north to fing aqua hideout
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Dec 16th 2014 kevin211
i fight the team magma and team aqua i get all legendary like mew in a grass playing with me
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Dec 8th 2014 Guest
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Oct 8th 2014 Guest
My cheat for getting pokemons is not working iTS blocks
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Sep 10th 2014 wreyez034
if you want to get endless rare candies and master balls just clown them
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May 31st 2015 Guest
How do u clown them on gba emulator
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Aug 14th 2014 Guest
i like this game
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Jun 6th 2014 Guest
Does anybody no how to get endless of rare candies and master balls
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Apr 16th 2016 Guest
cheat 2 times then, activate it then, either the master ball or rare candy then go to the shop then buy it for free.
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Jun 3rd 2014 Guest
I have saw an shiny sableye in emerald but I killed it :( :'(
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May 23rd 2014 Guest
I do catch LEGENDARY pokemons using POKEBALLS.
I use the emulator..
I will just save the game BY Ctrl+S then load it when the pokemon gets free ^_^
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May 9th 2014 Guest
Seriously you can get this with no CHEAT!!! Just be PATIENCE...

Rayquaza= Ultra ball
Groudon=Ultra ball
Kyogre=Ultra ball
Regice=Ultra ball
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Dec 11th 2013 Guest
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I seriously need help with raquaza

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Nov 7th 2013 Guest
how to get the letter of regi`s?
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Oct 22nd 2013 Guest
Game shark code
My boy cheats

82005274 0001
Master ball
There a space beatween 4and0
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Sep 22nd 2013 Guest
can u make a Pokemon fire red guide none the others were good
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Sep 9th 2013 Guest
Please help me on the battle frontier how i can get symbol please help me
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Jul 31st 2013 Dr.Dude
How do you get the three Regies in this version? it's driving me INSANE!
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Jul 21st 2013 Guest
Its ok. I guess. Well not really. Firered is way fkin better.
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