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It's a pun. "Shellos", the name of a Pokémon, sounds like "jealous". The trainer is saying you're just pretending you're not interested in his lifestyle, while actually being jealous of him. In this case, "envious" would be the correct word to use, but "jealous" is commonly misused as a synonym of "envious".


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There are exactly two ways to get a Crobat: Get a Golbat to 220 friendship, then level it up. Trade for one. If it doesn't evovle, then it's not happy enough. The most efficient approach depends on how far you are from the target; if you're very close, then a haircut might do the trick, or a grooming from Daisy. You also need to take into account which ...


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There's a friendship checker in Goldenrod City, in a house near the cycle shop. The ratings that she will say are: 250-255 - "It looks really happy! It must love you a lot." 200-249 - "I get the feeling that it really trusts you." 150-199 - "It's friendly toward you. It looks sort of happy." 100-149 - "It's quite cute." 50-99 - "You should ...


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To obtain another Master Ball after having already used the first one, you must have some luck on your side. The Goldenrod Radio Tower has a Lottery Corner, where if all 5 numbers of the ID of any of your Pokemon match (including those in the PC), you will receive a Master Ball. You can do this multiple times, but takes a lot of luck and patience. You can ...


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If you have PKMN LeafGrean and PKMN Ruby (or their counter parts), you can use a feature to migrate PKMN up from them. All you need to do is choose a starter, catch 6 more PKMN, then transfer the starter up with 5 of the others (because you need 6 at once to transfer). Then you restart and repeat with the other starters and games. Because you can get 1 ...


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Yes, if you go walking with a Pokewalker that has no Pokémon there is a chance that a Pokémon will join you and follow you around. You will be able to import this Pokémon into your game. From Bulbapedia: The Pokéwalker can be used without a Pokémon stored in it, as well. It will continue to accumulate steps and watts. The Dowsing Machine can still be ...


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TL;DR Yes, Heavy Balls are usually better than Timer Balls for catching legendaries. The multiplier depends on the catch rate of the pokémon as well as the weight of the heavy pokémon. In a few cases, for very heavy pokémon, you get a better multiplier than even the 8x Level Ball or Love Ball. Note that when a Heavy Ball is thrown at any pokémon weighting ...


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No, hidden abilities were added in Gen. 5, but Pokewalker is Gen. 4 only (specifically HG/SS), so every Pokemon you catch there has one of the normal abilities.


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According to Bulbapedia, you get a star on your Trainer Card for each of these achievements: Get a record in the Hall of Fame Complete the National Pokédex (excluding Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus) Beat records in all 10 Pokéathlon events Show a Pokémon with five Shiny Leaves to Ethan/Lyra Defeat ...


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Triple exclamation mark bushes are more common with the number of steps taken. Depending on the course, the minimum steps to get triple exclamation mark bushes vary, with more steps being required with courses that are unlocked later.


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You can only evolve Golbat into Crobat you need level his happiness (Friendship) independent of your Generation (besides the first), but as @MichaelMadsen pointed in his answer, you can get a Crobat in a trade. How you can level the friendship in GenII. How you can level the friendship in GenIV. GenII Gold Silver Crystal GenIV Diamond Pearl Platinum ...


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All of generation 1 & 2 can be acquired in either HeartGold or SoulSilver. However, with just HeartGold some will be unavailable. The 2 Johto and 2 Kanto starters (and their evolutions) that you didn't choose will be unavailable. You need to trade to get the ones you didn't select. Vulpix, Ninetales, Meowth, Persian, Kabuto, Kabutops, Ledyba, Ledian, ...


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I wish to improve upon Corey's answer. It is a decent answer, but I must point something out. If you want to catch Entei/Raiku, Mean Look, and Spore is a must. BUT If you do not use Spore IMMEDIATELY after using mean look, they WILL use roar. Forcing your pokemon to run, ending the battle. So having a Smeargle with Taunt in the 4th moveslot is equally as ...


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Yes, watts collected before the National Dex count, and you need to get a cumulative total of 100,000 watts. You don't have to do it in one setting, it just unlocks when your total watts are at least 100,000.


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Yes, you can catch a Pokemon with more than 1HP left, but it's not always guaranteed. For reference, I've caught a Pokemon with 3HP left, and I've never failed to catch one that had 1HP left.


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I finally found out how to do it, even thought i hadnt the same Togepi or Egg the professor gave me in Heart Gold, i had a Togekiss who was a Togetic that i transfered from Fire Red to this version, and the professor Elm still accepted it as the Pokémon he wanted to see, so it's not about only the Togepi or the Original Trainer (OT) but the evolutionary line ...


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Yep, this is a normal occurrence. According to Bulbapedia, Pokémon from the route being walked may voluntarily join in the Pokéwalker seemingly at random, taking the spot of the missing Pokémon, essentially being caught for free.


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Make sure your PC Pokémon are valid The Poké Transfer requires a full set of six Pokémon in your Generation IV game PC to transfer to your Generation V game. While you don't have to actually transfer all six Pokémon (by failing to capture some of them in the following minigame), you still require a full set of six to begin the transfer process. Further, ...


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Visiting the Haircut Brothers in Goldenrod tunnel will provide a small boost to happiness once per day. Daisy is also available in Pallet Town from 15:00 to 16:00 for another small daily boost. A third option is to make him fight. Leveling up provides a friendship boost, assuming you don't faint, of course. Fighting Gym Leaders and Elite 4 members will ...


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Generally when the NPC In Goldenrod say "I've got the feeling your Pokemon really trusts you" You're at that stage where you can level it to 25 and it will evolve, I had my Zubat since level 2 and i just finished the 4th gym. It's had a sooth bell since before the third gym when I picked it up in the National Park.


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There are no trade restrictions between gen 4 games. I have traded from HG and SS to Platinum. For D/P/P You must have received the Pokedex from Professor Rowan at Sandgem Town For HG/SS You must have received a Pokedex from Professor Oak at Mr. Pokemon's house (North of Cherrygrove City) You would need 2 DS consoles and then just head to the Union ...


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You need to obtain all 16 badges, thus beating the elite four in the process. Then go and defeat Red at the top of Mt. Silver. Then Steven should appear in the Silph Co building in Saffron City. Then pick the colour of the Hoenn starter you want (Green - Treeko, Blue - Mudkip, Red - Torchic). I'm purely guessing this is what you are looking for as you haven'...


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Did you get all of the games from the same place? They may be fakes, which do not work in the Pal Park. Try looking at this guide to detect if it is a fake. Here's a summary: Check the Nintendo logo, Nintendo Seal of Quality, ESRB rating, and GBA logo. Make sure the game doesn't give a warning when trying to load the page. Make sure the label is metallic, ...


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According to Serebii: Hoenn Pokémon To get Hoenn Pokémon, all you need to do is turn the PokéGear Radio onto the Pokémon March station on a Wednesday. On Wednesdays, the Pokémon March Channel is the "Hoenn Sound" show. If you have this playing while going through the areas and the wild Pokémon may be a Pokémon whom is originally from Hoenn. Sinnoh Pokémon ...


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According to Bulbapedia: After successfully hatching the Egg containing Togepi, he gives the player an Everstone so you don't miss anything important. I'm pretty sure that he will stop nagging you if you show him another Togepi (an evolution should work, too).


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If you reset your Pokéwalker, you will lose any Watts and steps, but keep your routes. If you start a new save file, yes, you will lose all of your courses. Source: reply #5 and #6


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Changing the clock on the DS will change the clock in-game, and it won't mess up your save. However, your plan still won't work as well as you expect. Whenever you change the time on your DS, you can't do any time-based events for 24 hours after you start your game again. Thus, feel free to change the time to better fit your schedule, but don't expect ...


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HH/SS were released before region locking was added to DS games so the pokéwalker should work from any country, just make sure you get it in your language Also it is possible to un region lock your wii so you can play SSBB


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Yes, (!!) Bushes will produce Group A Pokemon, but at around half the chance that they will appear in (!!!) Bushes. Also, for Yellow Forest, you need a minimum of 9500 steps for (!!!) Bushes to appear, and that's only at a 3% chance.


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