Re: READ FIRST: What's New in Emerald Version
Getting a G/S/C Starter
Once you fill your pokédex (just 1-200), go to Professor Birch, and you'll get to choose ONE of the following:
The New Effects of Abilities
Some abilities have added effects in Emerald Version:
Compoundeyes: Increases the chance that wild pokémon will hold an item
Cute Charm: Increases the chance of wild pokémon's gender being opposite of the gender of the pokémon on your team with this ability
Hustle / Vital Spirit: Lowers the chance of encountering high-level wild pokémon
Hyper Cutter: Increases cutting range when using Cut out of battle
Intimidate / Keen Eye: Lowers the chance of encountering low level wild pokémon
Magma Armor / Flame Body: halves the number of step necessary to hatch an egg.
Magnet Pull: Incrases the chance of encountering wild steel pokémon
Pressure / Arena Trap: Increases the chance of encountering wild pokémon
Lightningrod: Increases the number of calls in the Entry Call (I'll explain the Entry Call later on)
Sand Veil: Lowers the chance of encountering wild pokémon while in areas where there's a sandstorm
Static: Incrases the chance of encountering wild electric pokémon
Suction Cups / Sticky Hold: When fishing, makes pokémon easier to catch
Swarm: Increases the frequency of hearing the roars of wild pokémon in the area in the background music
Synchronize: Increases the chance of wild pokémon's nature matching the nature of the pokémon on your team with this ability
White Smoke: Lowers the chance of encountering wild pokémon
Pichu / Pikachu / Raichu can use Volt Tackle
If either parent is holding a Light Ball, and the child will be a Pichu, than the Pichu will know Volt Tackle when it's born.
The Pokénav function "Trainer's Eyes" has been replaced with "Entry Call". This acts as a cell phone that you can use to call up trainers and gym leaders to get their info, and they sometimes ask for rematches (even gym leaders!). Gym Leaders are stronger each time you fight them, which you can do up to six times.
[To be continued...]
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw
If you've a ready mind
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind.