Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
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ISBN: 9780761551072
Published: April 26, 2005
Publisher: Prima Games
Author: Elizabeth M. Hollinger
Preceded By: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Succeeded By: Pokémon 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Complete Pokédex

Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide is a guidebook for Pokémon Emerald published by Prima Games in April 2005.


It's a Team Aqua and Team Magma rematch!

  • Tips for collecting the 200 + 2 Pokémon to complete the Hoenn Pokédex
  • How to clear all 7 Battle Frontier arenas and get the Silver Symbols
  • Detailed walkthrough guides you through story mode
  • Maps cover every region, including all-new, as-yet-unexplored areas
  • Field, Battle, and Contest moves lists, plus Items list
  • How to play Pokémon Emerald with Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Colosseum



  • Double sided poster : map art of hoenn (side 1), rayquaza, kyogre, groudon art (side 2)
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  • On page 8, the guide states that Wurmple's evolution is affected by the time of day. However, each Wurmple's evolution is determined randomly, unrelated to time of day.
    • Interestingly, in the Pokédex that the guide contains, the guide correctly states that Wurmple's evolutions are random on pages 120 and 121.
    • On the same page, the guide states that Pokémon in "Egg Group 0" cannot produce Eggs. However, the table contains many Pokémon that are gender unknown but can breed with Ditto.
  • On page 10, a tip states that breeding two of the same Pokémon will make the resulting Egg hatch faster. This only makes the eggs become available faster, and has no effect on hatching steps.
  • On page 19, the guide states that you can choose between the Water-type Mudkip, the Grass-type Torchic, or the Fire-type Treecko.
  • On page 23, the guide states that Surskit can be found by surfing on Route 102. While this is technically true, this is only possible by mixing records with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire which the guide does not state.
    • Additionally, the guide does not mention that Goldeen can be found via surfing. However, the guide does mention that Goldeen can be found via fishing.
  • On page 29, a note states that none of the three first partner Pokémon can learn Cut from HM01. However, Treecko and Torchic can learn Cut via the HM. Both of their learnsets on page 114 and 115 correctly list that they can learn Cut.
  • On page 31, a tip recommends saving a Premier Ball that is received in Rustboro City, stating that this "strong" Poké Ball would be better off used on a rare Pokémon. The Premier Ball is no different from a normal Poké Ball in usage.
  • On page 35, Brawly's signature type is stated to be Flying, and the recommended types to use against him are Fighting and Psychic. Actually, Brawly's specialty type is Fighting, and the recommended types are Flying and Psychic.
    • On page 36, his team overview shows that Meditite is pure Fighting-type; Meditite is actually Fighting/Psychic-type.
  • On page 44, Wattson's Voltorb is listed as Electric/Steel-type; Voltorb is actually a pure Electric-type Pokémon.
    • On the same page, the guide states that Wattson has two Steel types, but he only has one: his Magneton. This count presumably incorrectly includes Voltorb.
  • On page 55, the maps of Meteor Falls are from Ruby and Sapphire.
  • On page 59, Flannery's Camerupt is listed as pure Fire-type; Camerupt is actually Fire/Ground-type.
  • On page 87, Juan's Kingdra is listed as pure Water-type; Kingdra is actually Water/Dragon-type.
  • On page 95, Glacia's second Glalie is listed as Water/Ice-type; Glalie is actually a pure Ice-type Pokémon. Interestingly, her first Glalie has the correct type.
  • On page 96, a tip for defeating Drake is to use Electric-type moves on Salamence and Altaria on the basis that they are both Flying-types. However, this will only inflict neutral damage on them.
  • On page 96, Wallace's Tentacruel is listed as Water-type; Tentacruel is actually Water/Poison-type.
  • On page 96, a tip for defeating Wallace states that all of his Pokémon are weak to Electric-type moves; however, his Whiscash is immune to Electric-type moves and his Ludicolo takes neutral damage from Electric-type moves.
  • On page 104, Steven's Metagross is listed as level 58 instead of level 78.
  • In the Pokédex, which starts on page 114, there are multiple errors. Even though all stats listed are approximations out of 100 rather than their actual base stat values, some are listed as objectively wrong when properly compared.
    • Mudkip is stated to be Water/Ground-type; Mudkip is actually pure Water-type.
    • Gyarados is stated to be weak to Grass-type moves; Gyarados actually takes neutral damage from them.
    • In page 140, Gyarados has its Defense listed as 66 and Special Defense as 60. Gyarados’s actual Defense is lower than its Special Defense at 79 and 100 respectively.
    • In page 151 for Meditite and page 152 for Medicham, their location is stated that they can only be obtained from Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Colosseum. However, they are both available in Pokémon Sapphire as well.

See also

Core series: Pokémon Red and BluePokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold & SilverPokémon Master PokédexPokémon CrystalPokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and SapphirePokémon FireRed and LeafGreenPokémon Emerald
Pokémon 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Complete Pokédex
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (Pokédex) • Pokémon PlatinumPokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (PokédexPocket Pokédex)
Pokémon Black and White (PokédexNational Pokédex) • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (National Pokédex)
Pokémon X and Y (Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide) • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (National Pokédex)
Pokémon Sun and Moon (Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide) • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (National Pokédex)
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!Pokémon Sword and Shield (Galar Region Pokédex)
Spin-off Pokémon games: Pokémon StadiumPokémon Stadium 2Pokémon ColosseumPokémon XD: Gale of DarknessPokémon Battle Revolution
Pokémon Trading Card Game (video game)Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and DarknessPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon RangerPokémon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaPokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
Other: Pokémon Trading Card Game

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