****************************************************** Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Safari Zone FAQ Final Version by ElecMan ****************************************************** Welcome to the Safari Zone FAQ for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire for the Game Boy Advance. This FAQ was made to help you get an overview of the Safari Zone and whatever it has to offer you. This is the final-final version of this FAQ. As of now, I have removed my e-mail address due to the high number of mails asking for help. And everyone apparently needs help with finding the Pokeblock Case. I guess this must be because people are lazy, the answer has always been here, under chapter 3! Please take your time to read, and enjoy the game! There should be no need to contact me about the Safari Zone, everything is covered here. Thank you and have a nice day! :) ======================== Table of Contents ======================== 1. The Safari Zone 2. The different areas 3. How to catch Pokemon in the Safari Zone (and how to get the Pokeblock Case!) 4. Complete list of obtainable Pokemon in the Safari Zone 5. Secrets 6. Credits ======================== 1. The Safari Zone ======================== The Safari Zone is an "exciting safari" through an area that looks exactly like any other Route in the game. Nothing exotic, really. The Safari Zone feature was first introduced in Red/Blue/Yellow, but was absent in Gold/Silver/Crystal. There it was under maintenance. But now it is back. Yay. In R/B/Y, the Safari Zone had tons of elusive monsters you could only find there, and getting them was no walk in the park. This time around, it is less exciting, but more fun since you will be finished with it in the blink of an eye. Monsters are much easier to catch. Mainly, this place has in Ruby/Sapphire become a dump for old Pokemon. You can only find R/B/Y/G/S/C Pokemon there, no new ones. Also, most of them are pretty annoying like that Phanpy or that Oddish (which you can get pretty much elsewhere in the game, but it has to appear here as well, just to show how much it hates you). And this is the only place where you can get a Pikachu. Yippee... The Safari Zone is located on Route 121, right next to Lilycove City. There will be a Jr./Sr. standing outside "guarding it". You can get inside easily by using CUT on the tree that's in the way or you can take the whole ten paces around it and enter from the other side. This way is the easiest if you are entering from Lilycove City, or you can go the ten paces walk around if you want to CUT the tree just for kicks. Anyway, now you know where it is. Hopefully. So, now you're inside the building? Wow! Pass the clerk on your right hand side, or speak with him if you want more information about the Safari Zone, but that won't be necessary since I'm going to provide you with enough info. There's a PC here, but that's irrelevant at the moment. Or check it if you absolutely must, rearrange your team, items etc. Pass the next counter and the clerk welcomes you to the park like it is really that much fun. If you want to participate, you'll have to pay 500 credits. Say yes, and he gives you 30 Safari Balls. The game will end if you run out of balls (most unlikely that you do) or if you walk/run 500 steps (most likely that this will happen). Then you are escorted outside and a man will be blocking the door back. Oh no! You're trapped! Well, not really. If you press Start, you will see a Retire option. Choose this to end your Safari game. Also, notice how they have removed the Save feature when you're in the park. This means you don't get to Save and reset if you meet the wrong Pokemon or do something stupid (which can't be done, really). But it's not really that much to pay 500 to play again. Because you will be playing again. Why? Because it is so much fun! Er...not, but keep on reading and you'll get it. The park is divided into four areas, southeast, southwest, northeast and northwest. You will begin in the southeastern area. You have access to the southwestern area by foot. To reach the northern areas, you need a bike. Actually, you need both bikes to get everywhere so you have to return with a different bike. Bikes can be switched at Rydel's Bike Shop to the right of the Poke Center in Mauville City. You do have a bike, right? If not, get it at Rydel's. To reach the northeastern area, bring your Acro Bike. From the southeast area, head north until you get to a white fence-thing. Get up the stairs and hop onto your bike. Ride on top of the fence and jump whenever necessary. Then you should reach the northeastern area. The Acro Bike jumps when you press the jump button and the directional button at the same time. If you still don't get it, try reading the book in Rydel's Bike Shop. To find the northwestern area, have your Mach Bike ready. Head over to the southwest area and head north. You should see a cliff with a sand slope on it. Use your Mach Bike at full speed and get up the slope. Find your way around the cliff and down the stairs and you will be in the northwestern area. ======================== 2. The different areas ======================== The following contains information about the different areas and what Pokemon you may find there. Southeastern Area ================= This is the area where you start. Find yourself a patch of grass and start looking for Pokemon. Here is what you can find in the southeastern area: Pokemon Quantity ----------------------------- Oddish Many Gloom Few Doduo Some Pikachu Few Girafarig Some Natu Some Wobbuffet Some Southwestern Area ================= In this area, you can fish or Surf to get Pokemon, but there is also grass here. If you are fed up with Oddish popping up all the time, more fun awaits you... Pokemon Quantity ----------------------------- Oddish Many Gloom Few Doduo Some Pikachu Few Natu Some Wobbuffet Some Goldeen (Fishing) Some (Old Rod), Many (Good Rod, Super Rod) Seaking (Fishing) Some (Super Rod) Psyduck (Surfing) Many Northeastern Area ================= Get here with help from the Acro Bike. Some rare Pokemon appear here, Gloom appears more and Oddish less. Good news. But you'll also run into Phanpy here, probably a thousand times. Try not to slam your GBA on the floor. Also, grab a cool Heracross. He appears very seldom though. There is also a desert area here, where you can use Rock Smash to get a Geodude, which you've probably already got. Pokemon Quantity ----------------------------- Oddish Some Gloom Some Geodude (Rock Smash) Many Phanpy Some Xatu Few Heracross Few Northwestern Area ================= More rare Pokemon to catch in this area. You can fish and Surf here as well. And what would an area be without Oddish? Pokemon Quantity ----------------------------- Oddish Some Gloom Some Doduo Some Dodrio Few Pinsir Few Lairon Few Rhyhorn Some Goldeen (Fishing) Some (Old Rod), Many (Good Rod, Super Rod) Seaking (Fishing) Some (Super Rod) Psyduck (Surfing) Many Golduck (Surfing) Few ======================== 3. How to catch Pokemon ======================== Yes, you already know how to catch a Pokemon, but the Safari Zone is a little different. Instead of sending out your Pokemon to do the work, the Trainer must do it by himself/herself. When you enter "battle", you will be given options just like in an ordinary battle. These are "Throw Ball", "Pokeblocks", "Go near" and "Run". It looks like this: ---------------------------------- | <Throw Ball> Pokeblocks | | Go near Run | ---------------------------------- The thing needed to catch a Pokemon is of course, a ball. But sometimes, throwing a ball just isn't enough. In most cases it is, but to increase the chance of catching one, use the other two options before throwing a ball. Here's an explanation. The Pokemon will be glaring you right in the face in the Safari Zone. If you choose to throw a ball, there's a great chance that it will be caught right away, depending on the "rare" level of the Pokemon. Rare Pokemon like Heracross are harder to catch than that stupid Oddish who is everywhere. The Pokemon in the Safari Zone have the will to escape at any moment (if it's their turn), but that can be delayed by using Pokeblocks. Pokeblocks is almost like the "Throw Bait" option from R/B/Y. ||||| THE INFAMOUS POKEBLOCK CASE LOCATION BELOW!!!! ||||| You have probably come over Pokeblocks by now. If not, go to the Contest Hall in Slateport City and receive a PokeBlock Case from the little girl. Then speak with the man at the Berry Blender machine (can be found in any Contest Hall). He explains how it works and follow his instructions and make Pokeblocks with him (various Berries are required). You can also link up with a friend to make Pokeblocks. If you choose the Pokeblock option in the Safari Zone battles, you will be prompted to select a Block from your Bag. Press B if you regret your choice. Select the desired Pokeblock and you will throw it at the Pokeblock. It will most likely catch the Pokemon's interest. Now is your chance! Throw a ball and you might catch it! There are no guarantees that you are assured a catch when you throw a Pokeblock, it just makes the Pokemon hang around for a little longer. Or it might run if it doesn't like the Block at all. Different Pokemon likes different Pokeblocks. Try different combinations. Or not, I used only a Pokeblock once, and it didn't help very much. Go for the next strategy, which is a whole lot better, and save your Pokeblocks for something else. The "Go near" option is probably your safest bet. It always works for me. This feature allows you to take one step closer to the Pokemon (although the graphics don't register this at all). If it doesn't run away, throw balls at it until it is caught. Simple! The thing with the more rare Pokemon like Heracross and Xatu is that they love to leg it as soon as they get the chance. And they have a very low encounter rate so getting them can be a real pain, but don't give up. If you don't have the patience to find Xatu, catch a Lv.26 Natu and raise it one level. Voila! Also, you might have noticed the Pokeblock cases in the park. If you out a Pokeblock in those, it supposedly attracts Pokemon. What Pokemon that will be attracted depends on the Pokeblock. Supposedly, people have been saying that Pokeblocks attract Pokemon of the same color. Example: If you use a Yellow Pokeblock, you will have a higher encounter rate for yellow Pokemon. But also I have heard that the different colors attract different types of Pokemon, like Mild-types and so on, although I have not tested this out. Again, don't waste your blocks on this, the block doesn't stay there for long and it certainly won't attract any hard-to-get Pokemon. Just walk around. You will find what you want anyway. The entire Safari Zone will probably entertain or annoy you for about 30 minutes or so. Knock yourself out! Happy hunting! ======================== 4. List of Pokemon ======================== Here's an alphabetically list of the entire Safari Zone Pokemon Collection: Pokemon Area Quantity ====================================================================== Dodrio NW Few Doduo SE/SW/NW Some/Some/Some Geodude (Rock Smash) NE Many Girafarig SE/SW Some/Some Gloom SE/SW/NE/NW Few/Few/Some/Some Goldeen SW/NW Some(OldRod)/Many(Gd/SupRod) Golduck (Surf) NW Few Heracross NE Few Lairon NW Few Natu SE/SW/NE Some/Some/Some Oddish SE/SW/NE/NW Many/Many/Some/Some Phanpy NE Some Pikachu SE/SW Few/Few Pinsir NW Few Psyduck (Surf) SW/NW Many/Few Rhyhorn NW Some Seaking SW/NW Some/Some (Super Rod) Wobbuffet SE/SW Some/Some Xatu NE Few ======================== 5. Secrets ======================== There are secrets in the Safari Zone? No, I didn't believe that either. Maybe they're not secrets, but they are a set of ways to make things easier in the Zone. So, read on if you like to know how you do it and to save your cash (yeah, like you'll lose much money on this Safari Zone side-quest). They are really "infinite Safari Zone time" secrets, catching Pokemon can still be annoying. 1. Position yourself in the grass and stand still! Now, lightly press the directional button (anyone you like!) so that the character faces another direction. The character is only supposed to face another direction, not take a step. Keep doing so and you should enter battle with Pokemon. This supposedly uses no steps and you have infinte time. 2. Again, position yourself in the grass, but before you do so, bring a Pokemon with Sweet Scent. Now, as you're standing there in the grass, use Sweet Scent from the menu and Pokemon will be attracted to you, allowing you to enter battle with them and catch them. No steps lost! 3. The final trick requires an Acro Bike. Now, get to the nearest...guess what...patch of grass (!) and get on the bike. Hold B and you will hop one one spot, making the grass under you shake. You should eventually enter battle with Pokemon with your remaining steps intact. ======================== 6. Credits ======================== I would like to thank the following: Nintendo for making great games. Various people for helping me with the quantity of the various Pokemon in the Safari Zone. The following have contributed to the FAQ: Nienna (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Sgambettera (email@example.com), John Wentworth (firstname.lastname@example.org), Diablos (email@example.com), (Dfjfks@cs.com), D H (firstname.lastname@example.org), OldRavensFan (email@example.com), Keegan Wedwick (firstname.lastname@example.org), (Sillyboy561@aol.com), (email@example.com) Ghosttenks (Combarishnigm@aol.com). Those were the names I found in my e-mail. If I have forgotten to credit someone, let me know, but also include what you contributed with and I'll fix it. And you for reading this! 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