Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Information
The differences between the games are minor, different evil teams, different Pokemon.
The game cartridge is Red, and has Groudon on it.
These Pokemon are only in Ruby:
The game cartridge is Blue, and has Kyogre on it.
These Pokemon are only in Sapphire:
Thanks to The Pika Club for this infomation.
In Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire, your Trainer Card has different colours which change depending on how far you are in the game. Each time you receive a star, your card changes colour. It starts off green, but you can work your way up through bronze, copper, silver and gold.
There is a total of 5 known obtainable stars. To get a star, you must meet certain requirements.
Beat the Elite 4
Capture more than 200 Pokémon
Beat 50 trainers in the Battle Tower
Fill the art museum in Lilycove with paintings of your Pokémon
Battle and defeat all 70 trainers in the game
The Safari Zone, first introduced in Red/Blue, was a place where you could catch lots of very rare Pokémon availible no-where else. It was absent in Gold/Silver and now in Ruby/Sapphire it's back. Just less exciting. In fact, I think the only two Pokémon it has now that you can't catch anywhere else is Pikachu and Girafarig. It's seems the designers just added it to dump in some old Pokémon now, it contains none of the new Ruby/Sapphire monsters.
The Safari Zone is east of Lilycove City. Go in and pay the 500 credits to get in and you will recieve 30 Safari balls. The whole thing is much the same as the Safari Zone in Red/Blue, but with a new feature - Pokéblocks. Instead of offering food, you now offer Pokéblocks. You can still throw stones at the Pokémon though. Also, there are now "Pokéblock feeders" wherein you place a Pokéblock in feeder (which are placed in the middle of grassy patches) and your chances of running into a Pokémon are increased. Once you've ran into a wild Pokémon, all you can do is try and coax it with Pokéblocks and throw Safari balls at it, you can't battle it to weaken it. Good luck!
The Safari Zone is divided up into four main areas: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest. You begin in the south eastern area. The northern areas require a bike. You need both bikes to actually explore everywhere, so you'll need to come back again.
Pokémon and Locations
Southwestern area - You can fish or surf here to catch some water Pokémon
Northeastern area - requires Acro Bike
Northwestern area - Mach Bike required
Replacing the mobile phone from G/S/C is the Pokénav which comes with an option with a rather unusual name: Trainer's Eyes. When the Pokénav flashes, you'll know a trainer wants to battle you again. Here is a list of all the trainers and their locations:
Trainer name Locations
Aroma Lady Rose Route 108
Ruin Maniac Dusty Route 111
Tuber Lola Route 109
Tuber Ricky Route 109
Rita+Sam Route 124
Cool Trainer Brooke Route 111
Cool Trainer Wilton Route 111
Hex Maniac Valerie Mt. Pyre
Lady Cindy Route 124
Beauty Jessica Route 121
Rich Boy Winston Route 104
Pokémaniac Steve Route 114
Swimmer Tony Route 107
Black Belt Nob Route 115
Guitarist Dalton Route 118
Kindler Bernie Route 114
Camper Ethan Jagged Pass
Old Couple John+Jay Meteor Falls
Bug Maniac Brandon Route 120
Psychic Cameron Route 123
Psychic Jacki Route 123
Gentleman Walter Route 121
School Kid Karen Route 116
School Kid Jerry Route 116
Anna+Meg Route 117
Pokéfan Isabel Route 110
Pokéfan Miguel Route 103
Expert Timothy Route 115
Expert Shelby Mt. Chimney
Youngster Calvin Route 102
Fisherman Elliott Route 106
Triathlete Abigail Route 110
Triathelete Benjamin Route 110
Triathelete Isaiah Route 128
Triathelete Katelyn Route 128
Triathelete Maria Route 117
Triathelete Dyan Route 117
Dragon Tamer Nicolas Meteor Falls
Birdkeeper Robert Route 120
Ninja Boy Lao Route 113
Battle Girl Cindy Route 115
Parasol Lady Madeline Route 113
Swimmer Jenny Route 124
Picnicker Diana Jagged Pass
Twins Amy+Liv Route 103
Sailor Ernest Route 125
Collector Edwin Route 110
Pkmn Breeder Lydia Route 117
Pkmn Breeder Isaac Route 117
Pkmn Ranger Catherine Route 119
Pkmn Ranger Jackson Route 119
Lass Haley Route 104
Bug Catcher James Petalburg Woods
Hiker Trent Route 112
Young Couple Lois+Hal Abandoned ship
Wally Victory Road
Leader Roxanne Rusboro
Leader Brawly Dewford
Leader Wattson Mauville
Leader Flannery Lavaridge
Leader Norman Petalburg
Leader Winona Fortree
Leaders Tate+Liza Mossdeep
Leader Wallace Sootopolis
Elite Four Sidney Ever Grande
Elite Four Phoebe Ever Grande
Elite Four Glacia Ever Grande
Elite Four Drake Ever Grande
Champion Steve Ever Grande
About the Eon Ticket
Once you get the Eon Ticket, talk to your father in Petalburg gym. Also note that you must have beaten him to do this. He will tell you a letter arrived for you and that you must go to Lilycove. Once there, you show it to the lady at the port and she will bring out the Captain. He tells you that you don't know what exactly you'll find on an unexplored island such as that.
Once you get there, there is not much space to look around. You will enter a forest and see some water scattered around with something that looks like an egg. Once you talk to the egg-shaped thing, the Latios or Latias which is not in your game, will fight you at level 50. However, be aware that you can only fight Latios/Latias once. In addition to fighting the one which is not in your game, it will have a special item attached to it if you catch it. It will have a Soul Dew, which increase Latios, or Latias's Special Attack and Special Defense by 1.5x if it is attached to it in battle!
Getting the Pokerus is random. In Gold and Silver, you had a 1 in 21845 chance of this happening. The odds of this happening have probably increased in RuSa. The sound of a 'virus' may seem like it will harm your Pokemon. It will actually not. It will increase your Effort Value by 1.5. What does that mean? In simple terms, your Pokemon will get alot stronger, faster. This will not make them stronger than normal. It just means they will reach higher stats without having to train as much. They will still get the same EXP however.
Question: How do I get the Pokerus?
Answer: It is random. To get it, you will encounter a wild Pokemon with it, who will then give it to you, however you will not know that they have it. Nurse Joy will inform you if you get it. There are no areas that have a higher chance of finding it.
Question: Where do I get the Pokerus?
Answer: As I said before, there is no set location for the Pokerus. Any Pokemon in any location may have it. Think of find the Pokerus as finding a shiney Pokemon. It can happen at any time, just do not run away from battles. If you run away, you will not get the virus. So in conclusion, the Pokerus is entirely random.
Question: How long does this last?
Answer: On midnight of the 4th day, the virus will not be able to spread anymore. Meaning that they will still have its effects, but they cannot spread it. Any Pokemon inside a box will still have it forever.
Question: How can you spread the Pokérus?
Answer: First have a Pokemon on your team with it. Spreading does not occur in boxes. Then go out to battle some wild Pokemon. If you KO the Pokemon, meaning you do not run away, there will be a 1/3 chance that it will be spread to the Pokemon next to it. Making a level also helps to increase the chance that it will spread.
Question: Can I breed the Pokérus? My egg hatched with it!
Answer: You cannot breed the Pokérus. Having a parent with the virus will not give it to the kid. The reason you egg hatched with it is because it was spread like any other way. As an egg, it will not say if it has the virus or not, however it can get it. You just will not know until it hatches.
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