Dear Games Guru, so far I have caught MewTwo. Now where do I go? Does my next quest deal with the seven islands? If so, which island do I go to? Or is it at island 8 or 9? You mentioned getting a diploma on the website and that one would have to capture 386 Pokemon. What is the diploma for? Do you have to capture the 386 Pokemon on one game only? Are there diplomas for each Pokemon game?
Games Guru: I’m not sure where you got MewTwo and exactly where you are in the game. I’m assuming it’s the Level 70 MewTwo in the Cerulean Cave. If that’s the case, you have to defeat the Elite 4 and then complete the Seven Islands quest. You’re able to go to the island quest earlier, but it’s best to do it later
in the game. There, you’ll go to One Island first. Regarding the diploma, you have to capture 386 Pokemon to get it. And, yes, many of the Pokemon games offer diplomas. I hope this helps a little.
I got into Cerulean Cave and defeated Mewtwo, but the cave doesn’t seem to have an end. I think that there might be something else I have to do. Please tell me if there is something I missed, if there is an ending to the cave or where to go next.
Games Guru: You’re pretty much done with this mission. But first, I just want to make sure that you have captured Mewtwo, the most powerful of the Pokemon, with a Master Ball. If you already used it, you can still get him with many Ultra Balls. Once Mewtwo is captured, head back to the port of Vermillion City. From there, you can travel to the final Sevii Island: Quest Island.
I just pushed all the boulders into place in Tanoby Key on Seven Island and I heard a distant rumbling. What can I do now?
Games Guru: You are able to enter a house and to find a king’s rock after moving the boulders. I do not know if you could have done those things before moving them. The noise is from a door opening.
Can you still find Entei when you choose Squirtle as your first Pokemon?
Games Guru: Nope, you Squirtle guys only get Raikou; Entei goes to Bulbasaur owners.
On seven island in the house closest to the bridge, there is a back door blocked by boxes. How do I get past the boxes?
Games Guru: I am pretty sure that I have finished everything on Seven Island, and I do not believe I ever passed through that door. There may be something I don’t know about.
How can I get a Cyndaquil?
Games Guru: Sadly, the only way to get a Cyndaquil in LeafGreen is to trade.
I cannot seem to find the sapphire stone. I know I have to go to the dotting hole and use cut on the small ruin-like house, but I can’t use cut on the door because there is a man blocking it. How do I get rid of the man? plz help me!!
Games Guru: It may be easier than you think. The sapphire stone is in the Team Rocket warehouse on Five Island. Beat the Rockets there and the stone is yours.
At the elite four place, a girl is not letting me through. She says Lorelei of the elite four is absent. How do I go through? I have all 8 badges.
Games Guru: Go to IceFall Cave and have a look around. You never know just whom you might find there…
I got to the dotted hole, but there is a man in front of the door. I know you have to cut the door, but I can’t. How can I make the guy move?
Games Guru: Dotted hole? There are lots of places with Braille writing. Is that what you mean? If so, you will need to find a way to decode the Braille.
I really need to know if I can go to island 4 without beating the elite 4.
Games Guru: You cannot get to Island 4 without beating the Elite 4. If you find out some secret way, please let me know.
I can’t get to the Pokemon league. I can’t get past the boulders. Can you help me? Thanks.
Games Guru: Sure. Give the Hidden Move STRENGTH to one of your Pokemon.
What do I need to do if I have all the Unowns?
Games Guru: Time for a spot of honesty here. I have absolutely no idea what to do with the Unown. I don’t even know how many varieties there are. That’s what makes them so mysterious, I suppose.
Are there codes to get a mew or master ball, and are there Deoxys in the game?
Games Guru: This game has about a million unlockable items and creatures, but there are no codes. As I understand it, you get one master ball unless you want to import more from another cartridge. Also as I understand it, there are Deoxys on Birth Island — Island 9.
I am at Mount Ember and am trying to get the Ruby, but these two Team Rocket grunts won’t move or battle me. I don’t know what to do. Also, can you tell me where to get the Sapphire? Please help me.
Games Guru: You probably need to speak with Celio, the guy in the Pokemon Center on One Island before setting out. Go back and speak with Celio, and the Rockets will gladly fight you.
How do you get the move Rock Crusher?
Games Guru: I am not familiar with Rock Crusher. Are you sure you do not mean HM 6, Rock Smash? You get Rock Smash in a cave on the northern portion of One Island.
How do you get through victory road?
Games Guru: That’s a big task. I can’t give you a “turn left here” and “take these steps” roadmap. I recommend having several escape ropes; six strong Pokemon — one that can break rocks and push rocks and one that can swim; and several revives and lemonades. You will get through; it just may take you an hour or two.
I have 7 gym badges and beat Blaine. When Bill asked if I wanted to go the the Rainbow Islands, I said yes by accident. I need to get back and get the 8th gym badge before I go to Rainbow Island. How do I get off Rainbow Island and go back to Kento region?
Games Guru: You should be able to catch the boat from One Island. If it is not there, check for side quests. As soon as you complete a small side quest, the boat will return.
Is it true that there are islands 8 and 9? If so, can you tell me how to get there? And can you also tell me where to get Mew?
Games Guru: There are indeed nine islands in the Sevii chain. The problem is that to reach them, you need a game code device such as a Gameshark or you need the Mystic Ticket, which you can only obtain by visiting a Nintendo event and downloading it.
I know about catching Mewtwo in that cave, but I never did see Mew.
How do I get into the rockets hideout on island five? I got one code; where’s the other?
Games Guru: You need two “secret codes” to open the warehouse. You will find one password on six islands and the other password on seven island.
Are there any legendary Dogs? If so, how do I get them?
Games Guru: I suppose Entei or Suicune could be considered doglike, but I cannot name a species for them. They are legendary. In order to get a shot at Entei, you need to select Bullbasaur as your first Pokemon. For Suicune, you need to start out with Charmander. Catching them is tough, as they move around.
After you complete the kanto pokedex and get all 150 Pokemons, what do you have to do to get diploma and the hard egg?
Games Guru: Have you really done that? Wow! I have never caught ’em all. To earn the diploma, however, you must catch 386 Pokemon. I do not know anything about the hard egg.
After you’ve given Celio the ruby and sapphire, what are you meant to do?
Games Guru: You can now enter the Cerulean Cave and catch many, many great Pokemon. That is the place where you will find very powerful Pokemon indeed, including ______. No spoilers. Sorry.
I’ve beaten the Elite 4, but I can’t get the ruby. How do I get it?
Games Guru: Beat the Elite 4 and go to Mt. Ember. It is there.
How do you get into Cerulean Cave, and where are Mew and Mewtwo?
Games Guru: Mewtwo is in the Cerulean Cave. To get in, you need to do something impressive: Give Celio the Sapphire he requires.
I’m trying to figure out Braille signs so I can go on in the game. Where can I look them up?
Games Guru: You will find a Braille key in one of the rooms on Mt. Ember.
How do I get to Island 4? Even though I beat the Elete Four, I cannot get to Island 4.
Games Guru: You do not need to get to Island 4 to beat the Elite 4; they are at the end of Victory Road. After you beat the Gym in Veridian City, head west along the road. Make sure you have a Pokemon with surf as well as one that can break rocks and push boulders.
Now that you have all 8 badges, the guards will let you through the various gates and arches all the way north on Victory Road until you come to a cave. This cave is long and filled with tough opponents and wonderfully powerful wild Pokemon that you can catch and add to your collection. Make sure you have herbs, burn heals, revives and everything else you could need to keep your Pokemon going as you find your way through the cave.
Remember, BE PREPARED.
You will find the Elite Four once you find your way through the cave.
I have been having trouble trying to make my Abra as strong as like level 98, and right now it’s about a level 49. When I beat the Elite Four, I’m going to trade it for Mr. Mime from a kid in the game. Would it be better to keep Abra?
Games Guru: If you evolve your Abra up to an Alakazam, it becomes a very good pokemon. Its natural ability is that it does not flinch, making it more reliable in tough fights, and it synchronizes with opponents.
Where do I find the last code to get in the warehouse?
Games Guru: You can learn the second password on Island 6. You will find it deep inside the lair with the Braille signs posted. FYI, the signs say “Cut” in Braille. Cut the door and in you go.
I can’t get where I need to in the Team Rocket Warehouse. Are there any codes to switch the directions of Team Rocket spin pads? I also have fainted Zapdos and then saved my game. Are there codes to bring back legendaries? I am having trouble catching Articuno, and I used my master ball on Moltres. Is there a code to give you more master balls?
Games Guru: Sorry, I have no codes to help you, and that’s just the beginning of the bad news. You get only one master ball, and you should save it to catch Mewtwo at the very end.
Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres are tough to catch. Here’s my suggestion: Get lots of regular poke balls. I find great balls are a complete waste of time. Ultra balls are good, but expensive. So what I do is I get right up to the platform with the legendary pokemon, then I save. Then I wear them down and paralyze them. Then I throw great, ultra and regular poke balls until I run out. (I might have 30 of each kind of poke ball.) I find there is no combination that works every time. It’s just a matter of luck. If I use up my entire inventory, then I click the game off without saving and try again.
As to the spin pads, you need to proceed using the process of elimination. Those teleportation pads are little more than a logic puzzle.
Could you please tell me how I can advance to a new region, such as Johto?
Games Guru: This game takes place in Kanto. Once you become champion, you can go explore the islands.
I’m trying to get to the Pokemon League and find the legendary Pokemon. I can play the game clear to the end, but get stuck when I get to the Pokemon League. I also need help on getting into Cerulean Cave.
Games Guru: The Elite Four in LeafGreen and FireRed are indeed tough. Those of you who want to do this on your own should read no further: There be spoilers ahead, mateys … Argh, LOTS of spoilers.
Your first opponent in the Elite Four has Ice Pokemon. Give her guys a shock and she’ll go away. I recommend using zapdos if you have collected the legendary Pokemon. If not, almost any electric Pokemon will do—just make sure they are level 45 and up.
Your next opponent uses rocks and fighting Pokemon. Guess what? Zapdos will nail these guys, too. Zapdos can’t shock this guy’s two Onix, but he can peck right through them. Otherwise, plant Pokemon and Water Pokemon will do nicely here. Just make sure they’re level 45 or preferably 50.
The third member of the Elite Four uses poison and Ghost Pokemon—two kinds of Pokemon that do not like electricity, water or fire.
The fourth member has dragons and flying Pokemon. These Pokemon do not like electricity, ice or water. Use electricity on the gyrdos and areodactyl. If you have articuno, use the ice beam on the remaining three. You’ll win quickly.
Your last opponent, the mysterious champion, will have pidgeot, alakazam, rhydon, arcanine, executor and either charizard, blastoise or venusaur, depending on which Pokemon you chose at the beginning of the game. You can use fire on pidgeot and executor. Alakazam is fragile, but hit him hard because he does all kinds of damage if you let him hang around. Rhydon does not like water.