Gameboy Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
Faster ball upgrade
Press Left to move the light when the Pokeball hits the first three lights at the top. It can also be moved by pressing A.
Moving Pokemon in Pokedex
Select an unevolved or basic Pokemon, then press Start to watch it move in the Pokedex. Note: This trick only works when the game is played in a Game Boy Color system.
Enter the Pokedex and press Select to view how many Pokemon have been obtained and seen.
Bonus levels are unlocked by capturing three Pokemon in the same location without getting a "Game Over" screen or changing to a different location before returning. If this is accomplished a hole marked "Go To Bonus" will appear. Enter the hole to reach the bonus level. The Red pinball machine has a Diglett's Cave bonus level, and the and blue pinball machine has a Meowth's House bonus level.
Mew is a bonus character that is worth a lot of points. In red, go to the Digglett, Gengar, and Mewtwo stages twice. In blue, go to Meowth, Seel, Mewtwo stages twice. Go to Indigo Plateau in map mode. Then go into a get mode to have a 6% chance of Mew appearing. Hit Mew with the Pokeball for the bonus points.
Note: This trick requires a Game Shark cartridge. Enter 919679D5 as a GameShark code and leave the GameShark cartridge off. Start a game and get into a catch 'em mode. Proceed to catch the Pokemon, and when the four "Catch!" lights are lit, get ready to turn on the GameShark.
Hit the Pokemon again, and as soon as the ball hits, turn on the Gameshark.
A message stating that Mew was caught will appear at the bottom of the screen. Save the game and check the Pokedex. Mew should be there. Return to the game and try to evolve Mew. It does not matter if you are successful, but your Pokedex will return to normal. If you do not, when you press Select to see how many Pokemon have been caught, 151/150 will appear (if you have all other Pokemon).
View program code
Note: This trick requires a Game Shark cartridge. Start the game with the Game Shark and enter the Pokedex screen. Then, press the reset button on the top of the Game Shark to briefly see programmer information about the Pokemon.
Secret Mewtwo bonus stage
Complete both bonus stages in the machine that you are playing. In red field, clear the Digglett and Gengar stages. In blue field, clear Meowth and Seel stages. Then when you catch three more Pokemon or get a chance for another slot, you can reach the Secret Mewtwo bonus stage.
Once in the stage, hit Mewtwo as much as possible. If he is hit enough times, he will stop creating the balls. When this happens, you can hit him three more times to clear the stage. However, do not do this, since it will start the cycle over again. By leaving the Mewtwo stage uncleared, you may keep returning to it and get higher scores.
Evolve Pokemon in the red field
Shoot the Pokeball through the left outside loop. Each time it passes through the loop, one evolution arrow will light. When all three arrows are lit, shoot the ball into the Evolution cave. Then, choose the Pokemon to be evolved.
Evolve Pokemon in the blue field
Shoot the Pokeball through the left loop. Each time the Pokeball passes through the loop, one evolution arrow will light. When all three arrows are lit, shoot your ball into Slowpoke's mouth. Then, choose the Pokemon to be evolved.
Easier way to evolve Pokemon
After entering evolution mode, quickly hit the buttons with the flashing arrows next to them. Do not try to raise Pikachu's lightning meter. The "Ball Saver" will stay lit for awhile. During this time, after hitting a button with a flashing arrow, allow the ball to move below the flippers. After the ball is launched, if the item you are looking for is near the top, you will have a good chance of getting it. Note: If this is attempted, always make sure that the "Ball Saver" is not going to run out.
Special Evolution bonus
Enter evolution mode. Then get the menu and select a Pokemon that has a star. Go through the entire evolution process. After the Pokemon evolves, a special evolution bonus worth 10,000,000 will be awarded.
Double Cave bonus
Light up the letters C, A, V, and E to unlock the Cave bonus, but do not enter. Light up the same letters again, then enter the Cave to collect double the amount of points.
Easy 10 million point bonus
Upgrade your Pokeball all the way to a Masterball by turning on all the lights on the top half of a board. Then, try to upgrade it one more time.
This is much easier than having to evolve a Pokemon with a star next to its name.
Easy Pokemon capture
Hit a Voltorb or Shellder, then hold A or B when their shadows appear.
Finding rare Pokemon
On the third ball, light up all the "GET" lights and enter the hole. This will increase the chance that rare Pokemon will appear.
Each Pokemon has a particular location where they like to hide:
Pallet Town: Charmander, Rattata, Nidoran (M), and Poliwag
Viridan Forest: Weedle, Pidgey, and Pikachu
Pewter City: Spearow, Jigglypuff, Ekans, and Magikarp
Cerulean City: Oddish, Mankey, Jynx, and Abra
Vermilion City Seaside: Shellder, Krabby, Ekans, and Farfetch'd
Rock Mountain: Voltorbe, Diglett, and MrMime
Lavender Town: Gastly, Magnemite, Cubone, Electabuzz, and Zapdos
Cycling Road: Spearow, Doduo, Lickitung, and Snorlax
Safari Zone: Paras, Rhyhorn, and Chansey
Seafoam Islands: Horsea, Staryu, Seel, and Articuno
Cinnabar Island: Ponyta, Growlithe, Omanyte, and Kabuto
Indigo Plateau: Machop, Onix, and Ditto
Viridan City: Squirtle, Nidoran (M), and Bulbasaur
Viridian Forest: Caterpie, Rattata, and Pikachu
Mt Moon: Zubat, Paras, and Clefairy
Cerulean City: Bellsprout, Meowth, Jynx, and Abra
Vermilion City Streets: Shellder, Krabby, Farfetch'd, and Sandshrew
Rock Mountain: Diglet, Voltorbe, and MrMime
Celadon City: Mankey, Meowth, Eevee, and Porygon
Fuchsia City: Magikarp, Goldeen, Kangashan, and Exeggcute
Safari Zone: Doduo, Nidoran (F), and Chansey
Saffron City: Ekans, Sandshrew, Hitmonchan, and Hitmonlee
Cinnabar Island: Ponyta, Koffing, Aerodactyl, and Magmar
Indingo Plateau: Geodude, Ditto, Moltres, and Mewtwo
Gain 500,000,000+ Points
Light up C,A,V,E. Do not go into it yet but get a master balls. Then enter the hole and it will be the secret Mew bonous stage. I have tried this cheat and i garuntee it works.