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The Mechanics of Roaming

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by Blade-zulah, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Blade-zulah

    Blade-zulah Cool Trainer

    I'm currently hunting down a Legendary Beast, which is proving incredibly difficult... yeah, I knew it would be going in, but I feel like knowing a little more about how "roaming" really works would make the whole process a lot easier. Since Serebii doesn't have a mechanics guide for it yet, I thought I'd check if there was someone a little more knowledgeable about game mechanics who could give me some answers.

    First, in what pattern (if any) does the location of the roaming Pokemon change? Is it like in D/P, where the Pokemon switches to a location adjacent to its previous one whenever you enter an area, or is it completely random? Does the location change when you use Fly? When you enter a house? When you enter a battle? When you reset the game?

    Second, once you're in the same area as the roaming Pokemon, how difficult is it to encounter them? Will they be the first Pokemon you see? Are they Common, Uncommon, Rare, etc?

    I think this information would help a LOT of people come up with more efficient strategies for catching these Pokemon. Please share if you know anything! ;243; ;244; ;245;
     
  2. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    I don't know about the pattern, but they are quite easy to find, actually.

    Go to route between Celadon & Saffron (Route 7) while having a Level 30-49 Pokemon as the first Pokemon in your team, along with a bunch of Repels.

    Use the repel, and search the grass. If the repel runs out and you haven't found the Beast, go to Celadon, use repel, return to the grass and search again, and keep doing it until you find the Beast. Throw your Masterball, and it's yours ;)
     
  3. Blade-zulah

    Blade-zulah Cool Trainer

    I've been doing something similar with Pallet Town and Route 21, but I hadn't thought of using Repels... that WOULD make catching these things a whole lot easier. Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. Blade-zulah

    Blade-zulah Cool Trainer

    Some answers to my own questions, now that I've caught my Entei:

    1) The pattern is totally random, as far as I was able to tell while tracking Entei's location via pokedex. It changes every time you exit an area, but does NOT change when you enter a battle with another Pokemon.

    2) They are not that hard to find once you're in their area. Even without using repels, it never took me more than 7 tries to find one.
     
  5. Mr. Charlie

    Mr. Charlie Well-Known Member

    Not sure about FrLg, but in GSC everytime you changed a location, it would move from the route it was to an adjacent route.
     
  6. Blurrz

    Blurrz Oil Country 4 Life

    My oh my, I can't find Entei and it's absolutely ticking me off. Does Max Repel work just as good as Repel?
     
  7. Ammako

    Ammako Well-Known Member

    Max repel is the same as a normal repel, so yes, it does.
     
  8. NINJA PENGUIN

    NINJA PENGUIN Well-Known Member

    if your also looking for the latis on RSE then heres a methord
    1 go to route 201
    2 get 1 repel
    3 use repel and get on acro bike,
    4 put something heavy on your B button
    5 leave bike bouncing for 3-4 hours
    6 return and use a masterball on the lati that appeared
     
  9. Shiny qwilfish of doom

    Shiny qwilfish of doom Back in White

    can you or can you not do this on FR/LG?cause i might try this.
     
  10. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    You cannot, as there is no Acro bike in FR/LG.

    And that method seems somewhat wrong as well, if I'm remember correctly... as simply bouncing in the same spot would not change the location of the roaming Pokemon - changing routes would, but not just that. It's still a trick to ultilise though.
     
  11. ~Spacial_Rendation~

    ~Spacial_Rendation~ De Ibwis Twigga!

    The best trick.

    1. Prepare your Masterball
    2. Get a level 49-50 poke.
    3. Buy alot of max Repels as they last longer
    4. Go to ANY route where the pokemon are below Lv 50. Otherwise you'll have to reley on the ol' "Stumble upon the randomly" trick
    5. Spray the Max Repel and Walk/Run/Bike.
    6. If unsuccessful, change the route you are in, to reset where the beasts are.
    7. Repeat 5 and 6 until you find your Entei/Raikou/Suicune.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2008
  12. palingensia

    palingensia amends

    Remember that the legendary beasts are Lv50 in FrLg.
     
  13. ~Spacial_Rendation~

    ~Spacial_Rendation~ De Ibwis Twigga!

    My mistake. Time to edit.
     
  14. kirby8933083

    kirby8933083 mai husbando

    Never tried the repels thing, but from what I knew from G/S/C the pokemon will move at least 1 route or town away from your location. And will usually move within a flight from one city to another. Sp go from Pallett town to say Violet City, by the time you get to the new town, and into a supposed are it is in, the pokemon will have moved on.
     
  15. Lottie

    Lottie Ff Muffin to you...

    I used 50 max repels with this method at the route to the right of digletts cave and still no Suicune...
     
  16. Lottie

    Lottie Ff Muffin to you...

    Would saving in a grass patch, fighting say, 6 random battles, and then SRing the game change the routes of the roamers?
     
  17. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    Problem with the trick which you quoted is that it simply doesn't work. :/

    You'll have to change which route you are in after a while of not encountering any Pokemon, to reset and change where the roaming beasts are - staying in the same route keeps them wherever they are. Otherwise that trick works fine, but you HAVE to change routes every so often.

    And yes, SR would also reset their location...
     
  18. NINJA PENGUIN2

    NINJA PENGUIN2 <-- YOU WILL BE MINE

    With the roaming dogs, Do they roam the Sevii islands or only Kanto? Because if it does roam the islands does it just randomly go there or does it roam the islands while you are on the islands?
     
  19. Shadow Eeveelution

    Shadow Eeveelution DracLord Dread


    They only roam the Kanto main land.

    Suicune also can be found in water routes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  20. PokemonTom

    PokemonTom Poke Addict

    Ok I have a question about the roaming mechanics as well, because I've been trying to encounter the legendary dog (Suicune) for about 5 hours and about 100 max repels.

    Here are the method's I've been doing:
    1). I have a lvl 48 Golbat with Mean Look as my Front Pokemon.
    2). I've been keeping Max Repel applied whenever the repel wears off.
    3). (Yes I have the national pokedex, beat the elite 4 (only once)...also got the sapphire/ruby plates, although negligible I think)

    The locations I've been running around in are:

    -Route 2 (North of Viridian)...after about 50 steps I enter the building and then exit the building and take 50 more steps then enter/exit, etc...

    -Route 11 (East of Vermillion)...after about 50 steps in grass I enter/exit diglett cave and then head back for 50 more steps then another enter/exit in diglett's cave, etc...

    -Route 7 (East of Celadon)...after about 50 steps I enter the building and then exit and take another 50 steps in the grass, then enter/exit again, etc...

    My Question is this:

    Will the legendary beasts continue to roam/change routes by entering buildings/caves like I have been, am I doing something wrong...or just REALLY UNLUCKY?

    Thanks (I searched all over for an answer and tried the FAQ)
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008

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