When questioned by Acri at Gateon Port, she will give you one of four different items depending on your answers. To get an Amulet Coin, answer "Yes" to all her questions. To get a White Herb, answer "Yes" to two of her questions. To get a Mental Herb, answer "Yes" to one of her questions. To get a Quick Claw, answer "No" to all her questions.
To catch Dragonite you must snag all the Shadow Pokemon (mostly caught by Miror B, if you did not catch them from the trainers). Then, the Miror Radar will go off and it will say Miror B will be in Geteon Port. He will be on the lighthouse at the very top. Battle him and he will use a level 50 Dragonite. Note: Be careful and save the game before you battle him.
You must do something for the news crew to get Elekid. They will ask you to check with someone in the outskirts. His name Hordel and he is from Cipher. He will give you a Togepi at level 25 and ask you to purify it for him. Once this is done, you can keep it or take it back to him. He will trade you an Elekid at level 20.
It is possible to get all three Johto starters. Successfully complete Mt. Battle in Story mode to get one Johto Pokemon with their elemental hyper beam. Totodile will have Hydro Cannon. Cyndaquil will have Blast Burn. Chikorita will have Frenzy Plant. You can get all three starters by completing Mt. Battle a total of three times.
Catch a Wooper and give it to the man in Pyrite Town. He will trade you a level 20 Larvatar.
Lugia can be caught at Nickledark Island. He comes out at level 50 after you defeat Cipher Boss Deathgold. To purify Lugia, get full tempo in all nine chambers. Then, place Lugia in one of the sets and it will be purified.
To get an opportunity at snagging Lugia in the demo version, you must first snag the first 60. Then, go to the mountain with a Groundon statue and Lugia will fly there. You will them battle him; he is at level 50.
Reach the Cipher Boss and before you fight him, he will call Lugia. To catch him easily, you must have a Master Ball. To complete the game easily, you must get a Pokemon with high defense and attack. The Cipher Boss has the three legendary birds (Moltres, Articuno, and Zapdos), a Rhydon, a Tauros, and a Executtor. All are Shadow Pokemon and have more than level 45. A good Pokemon to use is Umbreon, because he has a high defense depending of the level. When you catch Lugia, use him to fight against the Cipher Boss. He has a good resistance against Shadow Pokemon, and works better if you capture Salamanse.
There are multiple ways to get the Purification Chamber at full tempo for all nine sets (chambers). Try the following:
- Format: Northwest - Northeast - Southwest - Southeast
- Set 1: Surskit - Nuzleaf - Hoppip - Spheal
- Set 2: Sableye - Baltay - Carvanha - Flaaffy
- Set 3: Teddiursa - Pidgeotto - Meowth - Hitmonlee
- Set 4: NInetales - Mawile - Numel - Lunatone
- Set 5: Zangoose - Kangaskhan - Togepi - Spearow
- Set 6: Venomoth - Weepinbell - Swinub - Shroomish
- Set 7: Magneton - Snorunt - Makuhita - Ledyba
- Set 8: Parasect - Poochyena - Spinarak - Ralts
- Set 9: Espeon - Hitmonchan - Duskull - Houndoom
- Set 1: Surskit - Nuzleaf - Hoppip - Spheal
When all these Pokemon are in place, each tempo should be full light blue. Just put Shadow Lugia in Set 1 and it will give you a message about Shadow Lugia being different. Go to the Pokemon Lab (Starting Area) and step on the circle for the Purification Chamber. Shadow Lugia can now be purified from within the chamber. Note: After Lugia is purified, it returns to its normal blue and white colors and regains the moves: Psycho Boost, Featherdance, Earthquake, and Hydro Pump.
Find Bonsly on the ship in the desert. He will run from you. You need to put some food at the oasis Poke Spot. After awhile he will come to it. Then, go back to the old man. He will give a Battle Bingo card with Bonsly on it. Take it to the Battle Bingo place. Go into your pad and it will have the flash this card option. Pay 500 Poke Dollars to battle with Bonsly.
You can find Miror B early in the game. The first time you encounter him, he will ask you to join his group. If you say yes, he will think that you are lying. Say no, and he will get mad. Either way, you will have to battle him. He has a Shadow Nosepass. The second time you encounter him, he will be on an island. When you talk to him, he will battle you again. This time he has a Shadow Dragonite, and also the Shadow Nosepass if you did not catch it earlier.
To get the Master Ball, see Professor Krane at the Pokemon HQ lab. He is in a room on the first floor. Talk to him and he will open up a passage in the floor. There is a chest in the room. Open it to find a Master Ball. You must have been to Citadark Isle at least once to get the Master Ball. It is best used on Lugia.
Go to a shop and buy about ten Pokeballs. The shopkeeper will say "Thank you! As a bonus have a Premier Ball!".
There are two new Pokemon in this game from the fourth generation. They are Munchlax and Bonsly.
Occasionally some trainers will have two Shadow Pokemon to snag; be careful when this happens.
The final Boss has six Pokemon to be snagged: Rhydon (level 46), Zapdos (level 50), Tauros (level 46), Exeggutor (level 46), Articuno (level 50), and Moltres (level 50). Go to the Outskirts and buy twenty of every kind of Pokeball. You should also use your Shadow Pokemon against his and they will not do very much to each other. Additionally, in the final battle with Greevil, if one or more of the Shadow Pokemon faint, do not reset. Just win and fight him again. He will have the one(s) that you missed, and the rest will be normal. Also, if you already have Shadow Lugia, you will only battle Greevil.
If you accidentally kill a Shadow Pokemon, do not worry. After you acquire the Miror B Radar, every once in a while it will tell you that he is at the Rock Pokemon catching spot. Go there and fight him and he will have one of the Shadow Pokemon you accidentally killed before.
If you are somewhere where there are no Pokemon healing machines, find a PC. Put the Pokemon from your party onto the PC, then take them out again. They will all have full power.
At the Outpost stand, talk to the man with the pink hair. As you leave the stand he will challenge you to a battle. Accept and you will battle Rider Willie, the first trainer from Pokemon Coliseum. Also, the background music will be that from the Pokemon Coliseum battle. You can challenge him whenever you desire.
Get the XP Sharing item, then equip it with an active Pokemon (the one you fight with). Go to Mt. Battle. When you fight there and win, your Pokemon that is out and battling will receive triple the amount of experience points. For example, if you get 300 experience points for both your Pokemon in play, it will now double to 600 experience points to whoever in your party holds the XP Sharing item. If a battling Pokemon holds the XP Sharing item, you will get 900 experience points for that Pokemon while your other Pokemon will still receive 300 experience points. This helps level up your Pokemon much faster.
To get your Pokemon purified easily, keep the Pokemon with you for at least ten minutes, then put them in the purification chamber. They will purify about 25% faster than normal. Additionally, when your Pokemon goes into reverse mode, do not use Cologne Scents. Instead, call your Pokemon in battle and it will open its heart with a full bar to make the purifying quicker.
The flow is the speed at which a Shadow Pokemon will purify. It is affected by the tempo and the direction the Shadow Pokemon is facing. The tempo is affected by the number of regular Pokemon and the type match-ups between them. If the Shadow Pokemon has the advantage type or is "super effective" against the next Pokemon in line, the tempo will go up. Continue this all the way around the set. The level of the type match-ups is indicated by the thickness and the color of the lines joining the Pokemon. The thicker the line and the lighter the blue, the better. The more sets that you have at perfect tempo, the faster the Shadow Pokemon will be purified.
To have the Purification Chamber working at its best, place any four Pokemon around the circle. Then, select a different Pokemon from either your party or PC. Move it over the Pokemon around the circle. When you move the new Pokemon over one of the ones you already set, see if the Tempo Bar goes up or down. Once it goes up, replace the old Pokemon with the new one. Keep doing this until you find the correct combination of Pokemon to make the Tempo Bar full.
You can return to Agate Village. The only difference is that there are different people and it is five years later. Additionally, when you enter Agate Village, go to the left without going up the hill. If you keep going there will be a cave. In the cave is a woman that will teach your Pokemon moves for free.
Go to Gatton Port and enter the parts shop. Talk to a man in there and he will tell you that he loves Evee (your original Pokemon). Eventually you will get to choose what you want your Evee to evolve into. Select Vaporeon and he will give you a Water Stone. Use it on Evee. Then, use the hint to get Larvatar. Give it Exp. Share and it will gain experience quickly. It will eventually learn Rock Slide. Then, go to Relgam Tower and buy Blizzard. Teach it to Vaporeon. These two Pokemon and their moves are very powerful; it is hard for you to lose with them.
The Shadow Pokemon have some Shadow attacks. There are 18 Shadow attacks in all. They are Shadow Crush, Shadow Attack, Shadow Wave, Shadow Rave (same as Shadow Wave except stronger), Shadow Weather, Shadow Down, Shadow Half, Shadow Mist, Shadow Remove, Shadow Hold, Shadow Panic, Shadow Storm, Shadow Break, Shadow End, Shadow Chill, Shadow Bolt, Shadow Fire, and Shadow Blast.
The Mt. Battle Master Battlus has the following good Pokemon:
- Dusclops (level 70 to 76)
- Slaking (level 70 to 76)
- Latoios (level 70 to 76)
- Latias (level 70 to 76
- Salamence (level 70 to 76)
- Metagross (level 70 to 76)
- Slaking (level 70 to 76)