Hits, Tips, & Strategys: Pokemon Sapphire - Guide for Pokemon Sapphire
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Before I start, I'll tell you that this is NOT a walkthrough. It is used to HELP you get through the game. (* means that I copied them from the Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Guide [PrimaGames], ** means that I copied from the Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Guide [Nintendo Power]) (1)Pickup Crew: Capture 6 Pokemon with the Pickup ability (Zigzagoon, Linoone, & Phanpy), fight weak pokemon for awhile, & check your pokemon (make sure that they aren't holding something you gave them). You can get Protein, Full Restore, even a King's Rock in very rare occasions, plus others. But the most useful item is the rarely found PP Up. Get a few of them, & use them to increase the PP of the moves of the pokemon you use most often that have the lowest PP. You can only use them 3 times per move, but it increases the PP of that move by 1/5 of its original PP value (5 PP moves get 1 more PP each time, maxing out at 8; 20 PP moves get 4 more PP each time, maxing out at 32). This is especially useful for Battle Tower & Pokemon Collesseum. The full list of Pickup items & rarity of them are as follows: *Often Found: Super Potion *Sometimes Found: Ultra Ball, Full Restore, Full Heal, Nugget, Revive, Rare Candy *Rarely Found: Protein, PP Up *Very Rarely Found: King's Rock (2)Unbelievable Rayquaza Capture: This is how I managed to capture Rayquaza with little effort without a Master Ball: Turn 1: Lv.70 Rayquaza appears Sent out Lv.49 Grovyle nicknamed "Secptile" Chose attack Leaf Blade Rayquaza used Outrage for 122 damage, knocking out Grovyle Sent out Lv.49 Kyogre Nicknamed "Kyogre" Turn 2: Chose attack Blizzard Rayquaza used Outrage for 100 damage Kyogre used Blizzard to get Rayquaza's health down to a sliver of red Rayquaza became confused out of Outrage's side effect Turn 3: Used Ultra Ball to successfully capture Rayquaza Nicknamed Rayquaza "Rayquaza", which is sent to Box 5 in PC I got REALLY, REALLY lucky. It most likely won't work even if its frozen with 1 HP. (3)Boosting Jirachi's Stats Massively There are some natures that make pokemon like all pokeblock flavors equally, have their stats boost equally, &, if its a Shadow Pokemon (found only in Pokemon Collesseum), the 5 ways to lower its Taint Meter have equal effect. *These natures are Bashful, Docile, Hardy, Quirky, & Serious. If you recived a Lv.5 Jirachi through the Pokemon Collesseum Bonus Disc that has one of these 5 natures, then don't level it up yet! When you get the Macho Brace from the Winstrate family, give it to Jirachi. When equipped, the Macho Brace ups the growth of stats while halving the Speed during battle. This will give it a major boost in stats, yet I don't know why Jirachi won't recive benefits from vitamins. (4) Use A Well-Rounded Team Have a team of a varity of types. Don't have an all-Ground team or a Rock, Ice, & Steel team. Use pokemon that have strengths of the weakness(es) of another pokemon. Example: Gardevoir, Psychic Mightyena, Dark Ninetales, Fire Kyogre, Water Regirock, Rock Muk, Poison It's also good to teach moves to them that are strong against the pokemon it's weak against. Example: Gardevoir: Thief, Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Psychic Mightyena: Shadow Ball, Crunch, Scary Face, Aerial Ace Ninetales: Fire Blast, Iron Tail, Sunny Day, Roar Kyogre: Blizzard, Earthquake, Water Spout, Sheer Cold Regirock: Superpower, Zap Cannon, Lock-On, Curse Muk: Giga Drain, Minimise, Sludge Bomb, Disable