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Pokemon Crystal Version

Can you only get Raikou and Entei after beating the elite four? And where would you find them if you can get them before the Pokemon league (elite-four)?

Games Guru: You will run into Raikou and Entei early on, in a Ecruteak City, but they leave before you can catch them. After that, you can track them down on your Pokedex.

Is Mewtwo in the game?

Games Guru: Mewtwo is number 150 on the Pokedex, so yes, he is indeed in there.

I’m in Mt. Silver. I meet with Red. I save the game before I battle him. I’ve been trying to win against him, but I keep losing!! How do I win?

Games Guru: Bad news: There is no simple answer for beating Red. His Pokemon are Pikachu, Snorlax, Espeon, Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise. If you are coming in with a powerful Golem or Onyx, hoping to pound down his Pikachu, you will get a face full of Venusaur and Bloastoise. He will cook your electrics, shock and plant your waters, and dark your psychics. So what do you do? You return the favor. Build up your elite team so you can take damage and deal out some harm, then send out a fire Pokemon when he gives you Venusaur and Snorlax. Send out a Pokemon with some earthquaking ability to meet his Pikachu. You get the drift. If you are going to beat Red, you will beat him with basics—strong Pokemon that can play off his weaknesses.

Where can you get Mew? I found this many times online:

1. Catch all Unown

2. Have letters M-E-W in party

3. Fly to lake of rage

4. Surf up and down till you see him.

I’ve tried this for 6 hours straight and it does not work. Am I doing something wrong, or am I missing something?

Games Guru: As I understand it, Mew is not available in Crystal but can be obtained by trading with someone who has captured it in Red or Blue.

How do I get all 3 legendary pokemon in the game?

Games Guru: I might be showing my ignorance here, but we’re talking about a game that features Articuno, Zapdos, Multres, Lugia, Mew, Mewtwo and Entei, among others. Which pokemon in particular are you looking for?

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50 Comments on Pokemon Crystal Version

  1. To Chopper,
    Haunter evolves into Gengar, Machoke into Machamp, Kadabra into Alakazam, and Graveler into Golem. Those are they only ones that will work for yellow, make sure they don’t know any moves that weren’t evented in yellow.

  2. Last question for awhile.Do any Pokemon that evolve by trading by trading them from Pokemon Yellow to Pokemon Crystal?Thank you.

  3. To Chopper,
    Poliwrath doesn’t but poliwhirl will evolve into politoed if you give it a kings rock and then trade it. Pinsir does not evolve. It is no problem, keep asking as long as you need to.

  4. Thanks again,when do poliwrath and pinsir evolve and to what?Needy aren’t I.

  5. To Chopper,
    No you have to trade it to gold, silver, or crystal. Nice, get rid of strength from the move deleter and teach it earthquake since Nidoking is part earth it does even more.

  6. to froggy16,thanks I have a metal coat,but can you get scissor by trading over the time capsule with Pokemon Yellow?Also,guess what!I have a lv.90 Nidoking that knows thunderbolt,strengh,ice punch,and surf,any suggestions

  7. To Chopper,
    You get scissor by traiding scyther while it is holding a metal coat. You get misdreveous from a small room in Mt. Silver.

  8. P.P.S. that knows slash,cut,steel wing,and pursuit

  9. P.S. about sissor,I have a leval 51 syther

  10. where to get sissor and misdreavus

  11. To heatran11,
    That is a pretty decent move set, I would go with hydropump, fly, pshycic, and and ice beam/ blizzard. But your move set and mine would still be super effective against the same number of types, I just think it is good to have pshchic because Lugian does X1.5 since it is psychic.

  12. heatran11 // May 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm // Reply

    to froggy16
    teach your lugia hydro pump, shadow ball, steel wing, and fly. those moves are good against almost any type.

  13. heatran11 // May 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm // Reply

    to everyone (espeshily LULUM)
    prof. oak doesn’t give u a lugia and i know because i got it last night. you have to go to pewter city and talk to everyone you will find a dude he gives you a silver wing now go to the whirl islands and go in the NE island and go down the top ledge and keep going until you get lugia. you need a lot of ultra bals. though i caught him on my third try so happy gaming!

  14. froggy16 // May 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm // Reply

    To asa_211,
    You can’t, you have to trade them from red, blue, or yellow version.

  15. Prof. oak just gave me a lugia.

  16. Where can I find articuno and zapdos in crystal version?

  17. To BabyBoy,
    I hope it didn’t mess it up any more. I have caught all 250 pokemon on this game (I don’t count Celebi) so if you need any help finding any pokemon I am your man.

  18. To froggy16,
    i think i’l stick with it the way it is right now because i’ve caugth nearly all the legendaries except celebi mew and mewtwo But anyway thanks for ur help

  19. To BabyBoy,
    Lol, that is a first for me. But the cloning glitch is made for gold and silver, it is not reccomened for crystal for that very reason. You may just have to restart your game. The only thing I can think to try is to do the glitch again and see if it reverses itself. But you should probably just restart your game.

  20. To gabrella,
    It is in Ice Path. Once you get past the first big ice maze you will see a little ice maze that is easy to forget about, but it is where waterfall is. Enter on the Route 44 side.

  21. To Kamotz,
    First off you should have a well balenced team. Second, teach your lugia fly instead of gust, no reason not to.

  22. To froggy16
    Yo can u help me with sumtin
    check dis out i wuz cloning the other day and then when i turned on my gameboy back to withdraw the pokemons there were all these ????????? marks and then i did sumtin and now im a gggiiiiirrrrllll !!!!!! do u no how to change my gender back or anyone that does ?


  24. I defeat RED and BLUE and the ELITE FOUR using 1 POKEMON,that is LUGIA AT LVL 70,That knows GUST,RECOVER,THUNDERBOLT and HYDRO PUMP, u can beat them using thiz POKEMON,
    (//_^)/ gotcha!

  25. Yes i caught RAIKOU on mahogany town,use max repel and remember thiz “put a low level pokemon 1st in ur party” lvl 39 below! Got it?then try to duplicate the master ball to catch them easily..(//_^) enjoy!

  26. To BabyBoy,
    You have to trade them from other games.

  27. How do i get all the starter pokemon in crystal

  28. To Axelfan/pokemongame?answer,
    Thanks for the offer. Just wanted to let you know that normally I can handle most of the questions but it would be nice to have a 2nd opinion. See I have caught 250 pokemon on this game and know pretty much all there is to know about it.

  29. Axelfan/pokemongame?answer // April 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm // Reply

    Does anyone need some help with something in pokemon crystal that no one seems to know the answer to? I might be able to help with such question. Just say to “Axel to:” then put your answer and maybe i’ll be able to correctly answer it.

  30. To fire mastr,
    I caught mine with a lure ball 🙂

  31. fire mastr // April 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm // Reply

    to terminator
    no you dont need a mastr ball to catch ho-oh. i caught mines with a pokeball.

  32. to wake up snorlax put the pokeflute on your radio

  33. If you do get the chance to capture entei or raikou you should probably duplicate you masterball so it would be very easy to capture them. Just make sure that you have one more to capture HO-OH. Cuz if you want to have some real fun with Red, geta lvl. 70 Drgonite, lvl. 70 Typhlosion, lvl. 70 Snorlax, lvl. 70 Lugia, lvl. 70 HO-OH, and a lvl. 70 Misdreavus. By having Misdreavus up against Espeon you can use the move pain split and take heal up while Espeon goes down, then swith to Dragonite and just use hyperbeam.

  34. To garintina,
    You will find it in icepath, after you get past the first ice maze there is a little ice maze that leads to the HM.

  35. To kyoger,
    You have to trade it from red, blue, or yellow version.

  36. how do u get waterfall?

  37. o man wear do i get charizard

  38. ive clocked every pokemon game out so far

  39. To figt rid u n33d 2 beat elite 4

  40. i ended up beating red with a lvl 60 charizard a lvl 60 blastoise lvl 60 venusaurr a lvl 60 sudowodo a lvl 60 tyranitar and a lvl 60 lugia….. it was so easy it wasnt funny……well it was but wat ever….. hwat r the best ways to catch entai and ricku

  41. To Chopper,
    You will need to catch the three legendary dogs first. Then go to tin tower and talk to a man, he will give you the rainbow wing so that you can enter the rest of tin tower.

  42. How to get rainbow wing

  43. To syrex,
    First beat the third gym leader and talk to the lady standing next to the “wiggly tree”. Then go into the flower shop next to the gym and talk to the woman inside and she will give you the squirt bottle.

  44. where can i get the squirt bottle to pass the wiggly tree

  45. To Lol…….. ,
    Actually, all you have to do to get the masterball is beat the 8 gyms. You get the S.S. Ticket for beating the elite four.

  46. Lol........ // March 19, 2009 at 12:19 am // Reply


    U WILL GET IT FRM PROF. ELM AFTER U Dfeat the elite 4!

  47. To eds,
    You have to trade mewtwo from red, blue, or yellow version. You have to have access to a Japanese version of the game, for you need a GS ball to get Celebie and you can only get that in the Japanese version.

  48. how do i get celebi

  49. how do i get mewtwo

  50. To little poppy,
    I was under the impression you could battle red as many times as you wanted to. Are you in the right place?

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