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    Pokemon Emerald
    Cloning Guide
    By: Matthew Parkinson (marter)
    E-mail:mparkinson (at) shaw.ca
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1.   Introduction                           [Intro1]
    2.   Before You Can Clone                   [uWait1]
    3.   How To Clone Pokemon                   [Clone1]
    4.   How to Clone Items Efficiently         [Clone2]
    5.   Why This Glitch Works                  [Answr1]
    6.   Potential Issues When Cloning          [Trubl1]
         6.01 Missing Pokemon/Items             [NoPok1]
         6.02 Corrupted Data                    [Crupt1]
    7.   Frequently Asked Questions             [uFAQs1]
         7.01 Redoing Legendaries/Move Tutors?  [uRedo1]
         7.02 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire?            [RbSpr1]
         7.03 Cloned vs. Regular?               [Dfrnc1]
         7.04 Wireless Connecting?              [Wrles1]
         7.05 Using a DS?                       [UseDS1]
         7.06 Legendary Pokemon?                [Legnd1]
         7.07 Which Items?                      [Items1]
    8.   Conclusion/Credits/Copyright           [C/C/C1]
    9.   Version History                        [Vsion1]
    
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    1. Introduction                             [Intro1]
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    This guide will help inform you as to how you go 
    about cloning Pokemon and items in Pokemon Emerald 
    Version. This will work for any Pokemon or item, and 
    is fairly safe, as long as you follow this guide.
    
    *DISCLAIMER*
    If you lose your Pokemon or have your data 
    corrupted, I will not be held responsible. It is 
    your own fault. If you follow the guide to clone 
    your Pokemon, you will not have any consequences, 
    and therefore should have no problem.
    
    If by chance you do happen to lose a Pokemon or save 
    file, please let me know by e-mail, for two reasons.
    The first reason is so that I can inform you of what 
    was done wrong, so that it will not happen again. 
    The second reason is that if something happens even 
    after following all steps, I can try to find out the 
    cause, and find preventative measures.
    *END DISCLAIMER*
    
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    2. Before You Can Clone                     [uWait1]
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    Here is what you need in order to be able to clone 
    your Pokemon:
    1) Access to the Battle Frontier
    2) Two Pokemon Eligible to enter the Battle Frontier
    
    In order to clone your Pokemon or items in Pokemon 
    Emerald, you will need to have access to the Battle 
    Frontier in the game. To gain access to the Battle 
    Frontier, you need to beat the Elite Four. After 
    they are defeated, Scott will ask to speak to you on 
    the SS. Tidal. Once you get there, Scott will tell 
    you that you can now visit the Battle Frontier 
    whenever you want when boarding the ferry. After 
    leaving the ferry, talk to the lady you see, and 
    tell her you'd like to go to the Frontier.
    
    You will want to head to the Battle Tower, so head 
    straight from the entrance of the Battle Frontier. 
    Once you are past the Battle Dome, turn right and 
    you are there.
    
    This is the location you will want to be in so that 
    you are able to clone. You will need to have two 
    Pokemon in your party that are eligible to compete 
    in the Battle Tower. The Pokemon that are not 
    eligible are as follows:
    
    Mewtwo
    Mew
    Lugia
    Ho-oh
    Celebi
    Kyogre
    Groudon
    Rayquaza
    Jirachi
    Deoxys
    Egg
    
    All other Pokemon are allowed, and you need to have 
    at least two of the allowed Pokemon with you in 
    order to accomplish this glitch.
    
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    3. How To Clone Pokemon                     [Clone1]
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    *DISCLAIMER*
    Only attempt to clone 5 Pokemon at a time maximum,
    otherwise one of them will be lost during cloning.
    *END DISCLAIMER*
    
    Cloning is actually quite easy, as long as you 
    follow the steps below. If you do this, there is a 
    pretty low risk, and you will not lose any of your 
    Pokemon in the process. The important thing to 
    remember, is that you should not turn of your game 
    while it is saving. This is where people mess it up, 
    and lose there Pokemon. People also sometimes mess 
    up the order that you withdraw/deposit your Pokemon. 
    Remeber this: deposit your Pokemon, then withdraw 
    them. Don't worry, it'll make sense in a little bit.
    
    1) Attach all items you wish to clone to the Pokemon   
       you will be using to clone. You can use any of  
       the five Pokemon in your party. All Pokemon you 
       are planning to deposit will be cloned, so attach 
       the items accordingly.
    
    2) Go to the PC in the Battle Tower, and deposit the 
       Pokemon that you wish to clone into Lanette's PC.
    
    3) Exit out of the PC and choose to save your 
       progress.
    
    4) Open the PC, and withdraw all the Pokemon you 
       just deposited.
    
    5) Talk with the Wireless Attendant on the far right 
       of the Battle Tower.
    
    6) Pick two Pokemon that are eligible to compete in 
       the Battle Tower.
    
    7) Select the option "Yes", when you are asked 
       "Before entering a BATTLE ROOM, your progress 
       must be saved. Is that okay?"
    
    8) There will be a short pause after selecting 
       "Yes". Wait until this pause is over.
    
    9) She will now ask you "Would you like to save the 
       game?" This is the point where you will turn off 
       your game.
    
    10) Restart your game. The cloned Pokemon will now 
        be in both your PC and your party.
    
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    4. How To Clone Items Efficiently           [Clone2]
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    Cloning Pokemon is great, but cloning items is a 
    slow process, if you follow the steps above. Luckily 
    for you, there is a much faster way to clone items, 
    that will allow you to clone a numerous amount of 
    items. Here are the steps that allow you to mass 
    clone your items.
    
    1) Go to the PC in the Battle Tower. Move your
       Pokemon to Box 1 for easy access.
    
    2) Select "Move Items" and move the items you wish 
       to clone onto the Pokemon in Box 1.
    
    3) Exit out of the PC and choose to save your 
       progress.
    
    4) Open the PC and select "Move Items". Take all of 
       the items you wish to clone from the Pokemon 
       holding them.
    
    5) Talk with the Wireless Attendant on the far right 
       of the Battle Tower.
    
    6) Pick two Pokemon that are eligible to compete in 
       the Battle Tower.
    
    7) Select the option "Yes", when you are asked 
       "Before entering a BATTLE ROOM, your progress 
       must be saved. Is that okay?"
    
    8) There will be a short pause after selecting 
       "Yes". Wait until this pause is over.
    
    9) She will now ask you "Would you like to save the 
       game?" This is the point where you will turn off 
       your game.
    
    10) Restart your game. The cloned items will now 
        be in both your bag and your PC.
    
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    5. Why This Glitch Works                    [Answr1]
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    During that pause in step 8, the game creates a 
    partial save of your game. This saves everything 
    except the boxes in your PC. When you withdraw your 
    Pokemon from the box and go to create this partial 
    save, your party is saved, but the PC isn't. This 
    means that turning off the game at this point means 
    that the Pokemon in your party are saved, the items 
    in your bag are saved, but the PC reverts back to 
    when you last saved, (after depositing your 
    Pokemon/items). This gives you duplicates of your 
    Pokemon or items.
    
    Here is an illistrated example of how it works:
    
             Deposit Pokemon you wish to clone
                            ||
                            \/
             Save game (Creating a full save)
                            ||
                            \/
             Withdraw Pokemon you wish to clone
                            ||
                            \/
               Talk with wireless attendant
                            ||
                            \/
           Go through menus (Partial save is made)
                            ||
                            \/
                       Turn off game
                            ||
                            \/
                         Start game
                            ||
                            \/
    Partial save party is loaded, Full save PC is loaded
                            ||
                            \/
                     Pokemon is cloned
    
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    6. Potential Issues When Cloning            [Trubl1]
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    There are two potential issues that can occur when 
    doing the cloning glitch. The first issue is that 
    you can lose your Pokemon after turning off your 
    game. The second issue is corruption occuring to 
    your save file. Detailed below are the ways to avoid 
    both of these issues.
    
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    6.01 Missing Pokemon/Items                  [NoPok1]
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    Problem: Pokemon or items attempted to clone are not 
    there and original Pokemon/Item has disappeared
    
    How To Avoid: This is avoided by keeping the correct 
    order while performing this glitch. You must deposit 
    your Pokemon/items first, save, and then withdraw 
    the Pokemon/items. If you deposit your Pokemon/items 
    last, when the partial save is created and you turn 
    off, you could lose both potential versions.
    
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    6.02 Corrupted Data                         [Crupt1]
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    Problem: Data is corrupted upon turning on game
    
    How To Avoid: This can occur if you turn off during 
    the pause in step eight of this guide. Turning off 
    while saving is rarely a good idea, and Pokemon is 
    no exception. Turning off while it is in the partial 
    save, has the possibility to corrupt the entire game 
    save, so don't do it. That will prevent corruption.
    
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    7. Frequently Asked Questions               [uFAQs1]
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    Here are where the Frequently Asked Questions will 
    be put. Please look here before e-mailing me a 
    question. If your question if not listed here, feel 
    free to e-mail me.
    
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    7.01 Redoing Legendaries/Move Tutors?       [uRedo1]
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    Q: Will this glitch allow me to redo events such as
       fighting legendaries more than once or use one
       time use move tutors again?
    
    A: No, the glitch only allows for duplication of  
       Pokemon and items. The partial save will save 
       EVERYTHING except for the PC.
    
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    7.02 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire?                 [RbSpr1]
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    Q: Does this work for Pokemon Sapphire/Ruby?
    
    A: No, as those versions do not have access to the 
       Battle Frontier. The Battle Tower in these 
       versions does not work for this glitch.
    
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    7.03 Cloned vs. Regular?                    [Dfrnc1]
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    Q: Is there any way to differentiate a cloned   
       Pokemon/Item from a normal Pokemon/Item?
    
    A: No, a cloned Pokemon/Item is exactly the same as  
       the original. Think of it as copying and pasting 
       text on your computer. There is no way to tell 
       copied text from the original.
    
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    7.04 Wireless Connecting?                   [Wrles1]
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    Q: Do I need someone to connect with when I get to 
    the wireless attendant?
    
    A: No, you can do this glitch by yourself.
    
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    7.05 Using a DS?                            [UseDS1]
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    Q: Can I clone my Pokemon while playing Emerald on a 
       DS?
    
    A: Yes, there is no issue cloning while playing 
       Pokemon Emerald on a DS.
    
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    7.06 Legendary Pokemon?                     [Legnd1]
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    Q: Can you clone legendary Pokemon?
    
    A: Yes, legendary Pokemon work exactly the same as   
       regular Pokemon do.
    
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    7.07 Which Items?                           [Items1]
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    Q: Which items can I clone?
    
    A: Any items that are able to be held by a Pokemon. 
       All items in the following pockets can be cloned:
       "ITEMS", "BALLS", "TMs & HMs", "BERRIES". The 
       items in the pocket "KEY ITEMS" cannot be cloned.
    
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    8. Conclusion/Contact/Copyright/Credits     [C/C/C1]
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    I hope this guide has been beneficial to your 
    enjoyment of Pokemon Emerald.
    
    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, 
    suggestions or errors, don't be afraid to contact me
    at: mparkinson (at) shaw.ca
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any 
    circumstances except for personal, private use. It 
    may not be placed on any web site or otherwise 
    distributed publicly without advance written
    permission. Use of this guide on any other web site 
    or as a part of any public display is strictly 
    prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    The following website has permission to host this 
    guide:
    GameFAQs - http://www.gamefaqs.com
    
    If you see my guide on any other websites, please
    let me know so that I can get it removed as quickly
    as possible.
    
    Thanks to:
    Me - writing this guide
    You - using this guide
    GameFAQs Message Board - alerting me about the 
    glitch
    http://www.network-science.de/ascii/ - for the ASCII
    
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    9. Version History                          [Vsion1]
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    Version 1.00 - March 6, 2010.- Started Cloning Guide
    Version 1.00 - March 8, 2010 - Finished Cloning 
    Guide
    Version 1.01 - March 9. 2010 - Added website
    advisory, fixed small error.
    
    Copyright 2010 Matthew Parkinson a.k.a marter