Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pokemon Trading

Hello everybody. I have received some requests on how to link to trade Pokemon using VisualBoyAdvance Emulator. Thus I am writing this blog.

BASIC INFO:

First off, you'll need a WiFi/LAN compatible version of VBA. They are available at www.vbalink.info. You can either choose the
1.72 or the 1.8 edition(really doesn't matter). I prefer 1.72 version.
Roms of Pokemon GBA/GBC games are available at www.coolrom.com.

NOTE:

At many websites i have seen people saying the you have to "trade back" your Pokemon, so as to fill the pokedex. But i'll show you that is not important.
If you are looking to evolve your Pokemon say: Haunter to Gengar (or) Kadabra to Alakazam, you need not trade them back. This is only if you
are trading within the same game, that is FR/LG to FR/LG or R/S/E to R/S/E. But if you trade between the different regions, you might want to trade them back.

STARTING OFF:

Basic requirement to trade Pokemon is having some badges. Sincerely I don't know how many, but I usually do it after the Elite Four (taking my own
sweet time to fill the pokedex).

STEP 1:



Open one VBA emulator. Load a game (eg; Leaf green). Play it. Go to the Pokemon center 2nd floor right side. Save Game. Close emulator. Open it again and continue (from where you last saved it).

NOTE: DO NOT TRY TO SAVE STATES, BECAUSE IT MAY CAUSE AN INTERNAL OR COMMUNICATION ERROR LATER ON. DO NOT SAVE STATES AT ALL UNTIL YOU OUTSIDE THE TRADING ROOM.



STEP 2:



Open another VBA emulator. Load a game (can be the same game or different one, eg: LG/FR).

ERROR: Here many face a certain problem. They load their game but have to start a new game.

FIX: To load the same game at the point where you saved it (in step 1), go to File->Import->Battery file.
A menu should open in the same folder where your ROM and saved files are. Choose and open the "sa1" file. When you continue till the main screen (after starting intro), you can continue the same saved game (as in step 1)

STEP 3:



Here is where it all begins. Go to Options->Emulator. Uncheck the "Pause when inactive window" option in both emulators.

STEP 4:



Go to Options->Link. Check the Wireless Setting option in both the emulators. Then open settings under the link option. Check the network option in the first screen of both emulators. Switch to Server tab on one emulator and the Client tab on the other emulator (doesn't matter which you do on what emulator). Here you "NEED NOT CHANGE" any previously set settings. In the "SERVER" press START. On the "CLIENT" press CONNECT. A window pops up saying "1 player connected. Wait for more?". Say NO. Then just press OK on the next two following pop up windows.

                            NOW                 YOU               ARE                     LINKED...........................


STEP 5:



Since you have unchecked the Pause option earlier, both emulators will work with the same command button. There might be a bit of a lag, but ignore it. Now talk to that lady, select trade center, save game(please do everything simultaneously, otherwise you might get frustrated). Walk into the room and start trading.

STEP 6:



Now since you are trading with yourself you need not do much selection on which Pokemon to trade, which to choose, etc.
Just fill up you party of trade-able Pokemon [eg; Haunter, Machoke, Alakazam, Onix(with metal coat-held item), Scyther(with metal coat), Graveler]. Select one, trade->yes. After trading the game will be saved. Choose another Pokemon, trade->yes. And so on.


CONCLUSION



Following these steps exactly you can trade Pokemon with yourself and not have to "trade it back".
Hope this video too helps you all.


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