Re: How to catch Latios in Emerald?
The nature will be the same every time you encoounter it, so the synchronize trick will not be necessary.
As for a (semi) easy way to encounter it, get the acro bike from rydel in mauville city. Then go just noth of slateport. Outside the cycling road entrance (near slateport, not mauville) the should be a patch of grass. You will need many max repels for this to work. You will also need a pokemon level 40 or below. If you have caught one of the regis, they are ideal since they require no training to get to level 40. You then use a max repel with the level 40 pokemon at the lead of your team. Use the acro bike to "hop" in one patch of grass right outside. Hop a minimum of 30 times, after that, if he still does not appear, enter the cycling road entrance, then exit and hop again a minimum of 30 times. Keep repeating until he appears. I have used this strategy every time i playthrough on emerald, and it works every time. The longest it has taken me to find latias/latios is 45 minutes.
This works because roaming legendaries are not effected by repels. By having a pokemon at level 40 it blocks out every guy that is below (not equal) to level 40. Hopping on the acro bike counts as stepping, while making it more likely for the legendary to appear. By entering and exiting the cycling road entrance, the roaming pokemon changes locations.
Please let me know if this helped, and if i can make it simpler to make it easier to understand.
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