Pokemon: Leaf Green

Strategy Guide

National Dex

Have over sixty Pokemon in your Pokedex and defeat the Elite Four. Return to Pallet Town and see the professor. He will give the National Dex to Gary and yourself. You can use it to see the data for all 386 Pokemon.

Mystery Gift option

Enter any Pokemon Mart and go to the clipboard that is by the shop keeper on the counter. Take the survey and enter in the words "LINK TOGETHER WITH ALL". The man will then alert you that you can now have access to the Mystery Gift option, after saving. To make it easier to find the word you are looking for, press Select, which will take you to A-Z mode, then select the a letter to bring up a list of words, beginning with the first letter of the word that it begins with.

Get all starters

To get all the starters (Bulbasaur,Charmander, and Squirtle), you will need two Game Boy Advances and another Pokemon GBA game. Start with Bulbasaur, then trade it to your other Pokemon game. After that, start a new game. Start with Charmander and trade it. Then, start another new game and start with Squirtle. Keep Squirtle and catch two Pokemon that you do not want. Trade them for the other two starters you traded to your other Pokemon game. You will now have all three starters. Additionally, choose Bulbasaur Trade it to a friend. Start a new game, then choose Squirtle. Trade it to the same friend. Start a new game and choose Charmander. Trade it to the same friend. Catch four Rattata and one Pidgey. Trade three Rattata for Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander with the same friend. You now have five Pokemon (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rattata, and Pidgey).


To get the ancient Pokemon Aerodactyl, go to the house to the right of the Museum in Pewter City. Note: You must have Cut. Talk to the scientist and he will give you the Old Amber. Take it to the Lab on Cinnabar Island and let the scientist bring it back to life. It will be at level 5.


Surf south from Fuschia until you hit a barrier. Then, Surf west to the Seafoam Islands. When you see boulders, push them into the pits to reach the legendary bird Articuno.

Recommended moves for Beedrill

First, catch a Weedle . Then, train it until it turns into a Beedrill. Teach it the TM Aerial Ace . Train it (use it at gyms that use Grass/Bug Pokemon ) until it is at level 50. It should know the move Endeavor. Use it at tight spots.


To obtain Deoxys, you must travel to Island 9 and push the triangle forward. To do this, you need to obtain the Aurora Ticket, which can only obtained through a Nintendo Event, such as Pokemon Rocks America 2004. Bring your Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green cartridge to any of the events in Atlanta, Minneapolis, or Seattle to receive the Aurora Ticket. The same goes for obtaining Lugia, Ho-Oh (both on Island 8, requiring Mystery Pass); and Celebi and Mew (details unknown). Note: Ho-Oh can also be obtained via a link to Pokemon Coliseum. In the Pokemon Fire Red, you will get the attack version of Deoxys.


Use the following trick to develop a strong Dragonite. Get a Dratini and evolve it to Dragonair. It must be a Dratini to be at its strongest. Then teach it Flarethrower, for Ice and Steel; Ice Beam, for Dragons; Outrage, because it is strong; and Hyper Beam to make it look right.


Gyarados will learn Hyper Beam at level 55.


Ledyba can be found in Pattern Bush on Six Island.


Mewtwo is in the Cerulean Cave. There are also level 39 to 68 Pokemon there, such as Wobbofet and Magneton.


Found in the Lost Cave.


Moltres can only be found at the top of Mt. Ember at Island 1. You will need to defeat Blamie first.


Found on Route 1.


Found in the water by Memorial Pillar on Five Island.


Found in Icefall Cave on Four Island.


Found at pattern bush on Six Island.


Found in grassy areas where dotted hole is on Six Island.


To catch a Zapdos, go to the Pokemon Center beside the Rock Cave. From the Pokemon Center, go up until you reach water. Surf to the Power Plant and go inside. Find your way around, and at the end you will find Zapdos, the Thunder type Legendary Bird.

Legendary Dogs

The legendary dog that you get in the game depends on your starter:

    Charmander: Suicune (Water)
    Squirtle: Raikou (Thunder)
    Bulbasaur: Entei (Fire)

To get all three Legendary Dogs, get together with two friends before any of you start the game. Have one player get Charmander, another get Squirtle, and the other get Bulbasaur. Each of you will get one of the legendary dogs: Charmander, Suicune; Squirtle, Raikou; and Bulbasaur, Entei. Once each of you has their own dog, trade one dog for another. For example, player one's Suicune for player two's Entei; player three's Raikou for player one's Entei; and Player three's Raikou for player two's Suicune. Additionally, use the following trick to easily catch Suicune, Raikou, or Entei without a Master Ball. Get a Pokemon the learns the move Mean Look or something similar, or get a Pokemon with the Arena Trap or Shadow Tag abilities to prevent them from escaping. If they do, you will get another chance to catch them, providing you do not make them faint.

Johto Pokemon

To get your first Pokemon from the Johto Region, defeat the Elite Four. Go to Island 3, then go in the tunnel. Talk to the man and he will give you a Nugget. Go out the door, and there will be a small patch of grass. Walk around in it, and you will find your first Johto Pokemon.

Duplicate Pokemon

Use the following trick to easily reproduce rare Pokemon, such as Charizard, Lapras, etc. Capture a Ditto in Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green. These can be found in the cave at Cerulean. Transfer your Ditto to Pokemon Sapphire or Ruby, then take it to the Daycare couple in Mauville and leave it there. The quickest way to get an egg is to cycle back and forth a few times in front of the Daycare Center until the old man comes out of the gate. The egg he gives you will hatch into the first evolution of whatever Pokemon you put into the daycare. For example, a Charizard will give you a Charmander. Trade with friends to get the other starters, breed an egg, then trade back. The hatched Pokemon will have you as the original trainer.Some Pokemon will not breed in this way, even though they have a gender (such as Latios and Latias).

Exp. Share

At Route 15 inside the big place, go upstairs talk to Professor Aid. If you have collected at least fifty Pokemon, he will give you the Exp. Share. The pokemon holding this item will gain the exact same number of experience points. For example, if Magikarp is holding it it and your Charizard just went up to level 59 and the experience was 496, then Magikarp will gain exactly 496 points.


Go to the Safari Zone then go all the way up and to your left. Enter the house and talk to woman. You will win the Grand Prize, SURF.

Master Ball

The Master Ball can only be located by saving the president that is in Saffron City, by defeating the leader of Team Rocket. After defeating him, talk to the president. He will give you the Master Ball. It will catch any Pokemon without fail.


Go to the last person (Team Rocket member) on Nugget Bridge. Lose to that person after you get the Nugget. Repeat this until you have the desired number of Nuggets. Note: If you save the your game after defeating him, you will no longer be able to do this.

Repel and Super Repel

Repel and Super Repel will keep all wild Pokemon of a lower level than the first Pokemon in your party from attacking. However, if the wild Pokemon is of the same level or higher, it will attack. Due to the decreased amount of Pokemon to fight, you will have less random encounters. To exploit the use of this, go to a cave with high level Pokemon such as at Victory Road or Union Cave. Use the Repel once inside. Find a boxed-in type of corner and tap the D-pad gently towards a wall. If done correctly, you will not hear a bumping sound. Doing this should not reduce the number of steps remaining on you Repel counter, because the Repel only counts movement that causes the character to take a step not turning. Just turn into a wall to make it easier for beginners. This trick is useful because you are always facing a Pokemon that is of equal or greater level, allowing you to get levels much faster than usual.

Running Shoes

Follow through Viridian Forest, go to Brock (the first gym leader), and defeat him. Brock has three Pokemon: Geodude level12, Onix level 14, and Geodude level 11. Then, go to the path that leads to Mount Moon's base. Try to go past the man standing slightly past the entrance. He should stop you. He is Professor Oak's assistant. After talking to him, he will give you the Running Shoes. Additionally, your aide will give you the Running Shoes after the first gym.

Sacred Ash

Go to the Naval Rock Island (if you have the Mystic Ticket), and to the location where Ho-oh confronted you. Use the Itemfinder and it will automatically dig up the Sacred Ash, just like the Macho Brace at Viridian Gym after Giovanni left; and the Top from Pokemon Tower after Mr. Fugi left.

Silph Scope

Go to the underground path in Lavender Town and it will lead you to Celadon City. Then, go to the Rocket Game Corner. There will be a grunt looking at a poster. Defeat him, then select the poster.

Easy money

To get easy money, use a Meowth with the Pay Day attack in wild or trainer battles.

Finding Selphy

In the Lost Cave, start from the beginning and go right, up, down, down, right, left, down, and right. When she sees you, she will fight with two level 49 Persians. Afterwards you will go to her house and ask to see a Pokemon (Arkanine).

Determining Pokemon's feelings towards you

When you use an item on one of your Pokemon outside of a battle, such as a Potion, the Pokemon will either move closer or away from you in the short intermission sequence. How far the Pokemon moves depends on how much it likes you. If it does not move at all, it feels neutral.

Trainer name comment

At the Pokemon Trainer Fan Club in Saffron City, the blonde man in the back will mention the last person you battled in real life. For example, if you battle a friend who named their character "Dusty", he will say, "Dusty's cool, huh? I love the way he talks. I'd really relish a chance to meet him in person once."

More than one attempt when catching a Legendary Pokemon

When you are close to a Legendary Pokemon and want to catch it, save the game just before you battle it. If you accidentally make it faint, Just reset the game and try again.

Get to One Island

To Get to One Island, defeat the Cinnabar Island Gym Leader, Blaine. When you come out, Bill will take you to One Island and give you the Tri-Pass. This will allow you to return at any time by taking the Pass to the boat dock in Vermilion City.

Getting to Saffron City

Go to the Celedon Department Store. Buy all three drinks on the sixth floor. The guard will not let you win. In order to get in go to the Mansion that is next a man talking about hot tea, go to the Right side of the Mansion. Enter, then talk to the old lady. She will give you the Tea, and you can now enter Saffron City.

This trick requires two Game Boy Advances, a link cable, a Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire game with a "Fresh Water" in the pack, and a Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green game that is completed and able to trade with Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire. Also, you will need another Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green cartridge. Give a Pokemon a Fresh Water. Trade the Pokemon from Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire to the completed Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green game. Take the Fresh Water and attach it to a Pokemon not from Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire. Trade it to the other Pokemon Fire Red or Leaf Green game. Give the Fresh Water to the guard. You can now access Saffron City easier. You can also do the same thing without the Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire cartrigde. Also, it works better when you have the completed cartridge and your friend has the unfinished game.

Safari Zone

When you get in the Safari Zone you will need to pay 500 to enter and will receive 30 Safari Balls. You cannot use any Pokemon. All you can use is Ball, Bait, Rock, or Run. Ball is to catch the Pokemon, Bait is to give the Pokemon food, and Rock is to throw a rock make a Pokemon angry. However, they will not use an attack on you.

Infinite Safari Zone time

Enter the Safari Zone, then walk into an area and stop in the grass Then, tap the D-pad, but do not move You will find the Pokemon in that area without wasting steps.

Find one location in the Safari Zone that suits you. Then, just rotate in place. Random Pokemon should you attack you every few rotations.

Go into a patch of grass in the Safari Zone with a Pokemon (like Oddish) that has Sweet Scent. When you use Sweet Scent, you will get attacked by wild Pokemon without having to move. Keep doing this until you find a Pokemon that you want.

Pokemon and items in Safari Zone

The Safari Zone is located to the north of Fuchsia City. The following are items you can find:

    Leaf Stone
    TM 11 (Sunny Day)
    Max Potion
    Full Restorex2
    Quick Claw
    Max Potion
    TM 47 (Steel Wing)
    Gold Teeth (must collect)
    TM 32 (Double Team)
    HM 03 (Surf, must collect)

The following are rare wild Pokemon you can encounter:

    Nidorino, Nidorina

The following are the rare wild Pokemon you can catch using a Super Rod:


Defeating Blamie

In order to battle Blamie the Fire Pokemon trainer (seventh gym leader at Cinnabar Island), you will need the secret key that is found inside the Pokemon Mansion that will open the door. You should have any Pokemon that are strong enough to withstand Fire attacks such as Flamethrower, Overheat, Firespin, Fire Blast, Flame Wheel, and Ember. Get Water pokemon and teach them Surf any and attaks that will cause poison, confusion, and other statuses to win the battle.

Defeating Giovanni

An easy way to defeat Giovanni in all battles is to use a Water Pokemon with Surf on all his Pokemon.

Gym leader weaknesses

    Brock: Type Rock; weaknesses Grass or water.
    Misty: Type Water; weaknesses Grass or Electric.
    Lt. Surge: Type Electric; weaknesses Rock, Ground, or Grass
    Erika: Type Grass; weakness any Fire Pokemon with a Fire attack
    Koga: Type Poison; weakness Fire Pokemon.
    Sabrina: Type Psychic; Weakness Ghost with Curse.
    Blaine: Type Fire; Weakness Water with Surf and/or Hydro Pump like Gyarados.
    Giovanni: Type Earth/Rock/Ground; weakness Water or Grass like Surf or Razor Leaf.
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