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Question about finding roaming pokemon?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation I & II Discussion' started by Vatti, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. Vatti

    Vatti The One and Only

    I picked up my copy of Pokemon Crystal again and decided to play through again. Well I've been having trouble finding Entei and Raikou. I was wondering if there was a certain time when i could catch them or if sometthing else was going on because I've been trying for too long. 38 max repels and going between Ecruteak and the route below and I havn't even seen either of them. Can anyone help? Oh and I've beaten E4 and caught Suicune already.
     
  2. Flameboii

    Flameboii Ze Fire Type Trainer

    you have to roam around and they will appear randomly anywhere.
    I found entie while i was going back to my hometwon
     
  3. greatguy

    greatguy Back.

    Nope, it's random. You have to walk around a lot and hope that they appear.
     
  4. Vatti

    Vatti The One and Only

    Sigh, lol I don't even know why I'm looking for them, I can't transfer them anywhere
     
  5. Shymain

    Shymain Shaymin Lover

    Yeah, it's just random when you find them, so just play the game, catch every other pokemon, train them all to lv100, and hopefully stumble across them in the wild.
     
  6. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    For your first encounter, it's random, but it shouldn't be too hard to find them. But after seeing them once, you can check their current location in the Pokedex by going to their page and hitting "Area" and it'll tell you their current location. IIRC, in GSC they'll usually only move one route over until you battle them, and after that they'll usually go to a completely different area. Finding them the first time is just pure luck, but after that, here's a good strategy to encounter them again:

    1. Go to the border between two routes
    2. Check to see where they are in the Pokedex
    3. If they're not there, cross the border between the two routes and check again.
    4. Repeat until you're both in the same area.
    5. Use Repels to make sure no other Pokemon gets in your way (IIRC, a random Pokemon battle doesn't automatically cause them to leave the area, but if you wait too long, they certainly will).
    6. Enter a patch of grass and keep looking until you find them.
     
  7. Shymain

    Shymain Shaymin Lover

    Yep. That might work. But I spent about a year on my ruby trying to catch latios that way.
     
  8. Crystal6

    Crystal6 Gen.2 Shiny Breeder

    We're assuming you've already been in the burned towers of course. (If you haven't flushed them out yet they won't appear.) I recommend just playing through the game normally until they randomly show up. It will be less boring and once they are on your pokedex you can more reliably track them.
     
  9. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    It's harder to actually catch them in Gen 2 because you don't have access to Shadow Tag (trust me, a high level Wobbuffet will work wonders against roamers). I suppose in Gen 2 your best bet would be Mean Look or Spider Web, provided the user is faster than them (a high level Crobat should be).
     
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