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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!

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    ID #780416
    Oct 5th 2015 Guest
    getting the black flute first makes it easier to get the others
    ID #614197
    Sep 22nd 2015 Guest
    I've heard there is a code for max ash to make getting these items easier. Does anyone know it?
    ID #610671
    Apr 17th 2015 Guest
    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 could that be?
    ID #544201
    Jun 14th 2015 Guest
    Not a hold item
    ID #570159
    Feb 16th 2015 Guest
    Superb and I understood thank you
    ID #517048
    Dec 13th 2014 arti13
    Whitw flutes are useful when going to safari even when any pokemon is prohibited, if yu give it to the 1st party pokemon
    ID #483886
    Oct 5th 2016 Guest
    White Flutes aren't hold items.
    ID #685713
    Aug 8th 2014 Guest
    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.
    ID #433202
    May 18th 2014 Guest
    [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
    ID #385234
    Jan 12th 2014 Guest
    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.
    ID #343092
    Aug 12th 2013 Guest
    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.

    ID #304297
    May 21st 2013 Guest
    Try holding it by the leading pokemon (highest level)
    ID #284410
    Feb 23rd 2013 Guest
    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.
    ID #257775
    Feb 10th 2013 Guest
    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
    ID #252904
    Jul 8th 2012 Guest
    The black flute does not completly repel pokemons, it just reduces the chance to encounter them
    ID #161633
    May 23rd 2012 Guest
    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?
    ID #144627