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The biggest mistake you made in Gen 3?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by RedBlastoise, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    What was the most embarrassing mistake you made or the worst moment for you in the Generation 3 games?

    For me it was fleeing from a shiny Girafarig at the Safari Zone in Emerald. I wasn't paying attention and escaped the battle and only noticed that there was a shiny at the last second.
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  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    The only mistake that I can think of right now is when I missed out on getting the Master Ball at the Aqua-dan (Team Aqua) Hideout in Sapphire version, but even that feels like less of a mistake on my part and more of a problem with how the item is obtained in that game since it's hidden among a group of Marumine (Electrode), and the hideout seals itself shut after a certain point in the game. So if you don't pick up the Master Ball when you have the chance, you're out of luck unless you win the lottery.
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  3. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    My biggest mistake was not trading for some of the ingame Pokemon available for trade in FireRed/LeafGreen. I should've gotten the Nidoran that is offered for trade because it would have gained EXP faster than raising my own Nidoran.
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  4. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    I failed to collect the Master ball in both Ruby and Sapphire because I didn't know where it was. I also fell for the Deoxys in space rumors that I read online at one point. :(
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  5. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I remember those rumors, as well as the rumor that you could unlock the door at the house on Island Seven in LG/FR and find a Legendary Pokemon inside. I actually spent days trying all kinds of convoluted methods to open that door, none of which worked of course. It's embarrassing to admit how naive I was.
  6. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Funny story but I got so lost inside the Team Rocket headquarters in FireRed. The spinning tiles confused me and I was stuck there for close to 30 minutes when I first played the game. :[
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  7. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    I regret not taking advantage of the Sevii Islands. Seems like a decent amount of post game content and playing Let’s Go, which had little besides Master Trainers, made me appreciate them much more
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  8. Cometstarlight

    Cometstarlight What do I do now?

    Oh, I made plenty as a kid

    -missing the master ball
    -not being able to catch Kyogre
    -teaching solarbeam to a Beautifly
    -never evolving my Lombre into Ludicolo
    -thinking the reason my Skitty wasn't considered "cute" in the contests was because it wasn't fully evolved
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  9. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I didn't make that exact mistake myself, but there were several instances where I taught TMs to Pokemon that I didn't even use on my teams. I regretted it later on since I wasn't able to get all the TMs that I really needed via trade back in the Gen III era.
  10. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    Mine was wasting the Master Ball on Snorlax in FireRed, as it kept spamming Rest. Also, defeating a shiny Pidgey because I didn't know about shinies back then, and destroying a shiny Parasect due to a critical hit.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
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  11. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    That happened to me too also at the last gym when I had to face Giovanni. I couldn't figure out how it reach him which was stupid of me.

    I also didn't realize that were special hidden items like the Leftovers where you battled Snorlax. I didn't find it until a couple years ago.
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  12. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    From what I remember that item can't be located by the Itemfinder unless you stand right on top of the exact spot where Kabigon (Snorlax) slept, which I think is a huge flaw in the programming. So I don't blame anyone who didn't find that item. On a related note, I didn't know that Sylph Company [Silph Co.] had tons of hidden items inside certain potted plants in LG/FR until about ten years after I finished the game. I didn't need them at that point, but I regret not picking them up sooner so that I could've sold the items for extra cash during the main storyline of the games.
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  13. NeganTheSavior

    NeganTheSavior Well-Known Member

    Believing that old rumor where reaching a certain number of rockets launched at the space center in Mossdeep City would allow you to travel to the moon or something like that. It was based on the number of weeks passed in real time after starting the game. I believe the number was 56. I reached that point and nothing happened.

    What can I say? This was before the days of YouTube and I was a stupid kid who was desperate to catch Deoxys without having to go to some event

    I also thought adding Nincada to my party would make Mirage Island appear based on its Pokedex entry. I never made the island appear and from I've seen, I'm not sure it's even worth it.
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  14. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    It really isn't worth it unless you want the special Berry that's found there. I finally made it to the island myself recently in Sapphire version, but I already had the Liechi Berry by that point, and I didn't even feel the need to capture a wild Sohnano (Wynaut).
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  15. NeganTheSavior

    NeganTheSavior Well-Known Member

    Yeah, since both are already available at different points of the game, it feels pointless.
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  16. Trillion

    Trillion Active Member

    i ran from a shiny oddish

    i had released one earlier so i thought the sparkles were indicating that it was the same oddish
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  17. NeganTheSavior

    NeganTheSavior Well-Known Member

    I thought having a Celebi would automatically purify the shadow Pokemon in your party in Pokemon Colosseum.

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