1-year bug discovered in Ruby/Sapphire

Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by Orange Soda, Dec 7, 2003.

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  1. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member


  2. now im worreied
  3. Alex

    Alex New Member

    You've given me quite something to look over.And I also have some questions.

    1. will this in any way affect the total of my poke'dex
    2.will this have any effect on poke'rus
    3.will it effect the appear/dissapear nature of mirage island.
    4.will it increase or decrease the appearence rate of shiny poke'mon.
  4. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Here are some questions I also wanna ask:

    1. If we dont fix this bug, will it affect our gameplay with Pokemon Box and Pokemon Colluseeum?
    2. Will it affect my pokemon training?
    3. Will it affect the linking abilities of Ruby/Saphire and Fire Red/Leaf Green?
  5. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

    1. I think not. Pokedex is a major part of the game, and the article only said it affects minor aspects.
    The rest, I don't know.

    Arthas Zero:
    2. Doubt it. I think training counts as one of the important parts.
    3. I'd guess no, based on the answer to your first question.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2003
  6. GuardianTIM

    GuardianTIM New Member

    I believe that the Pokedex won't be a problem. As it's not affected by time, that shouldn't be a problem.

    Because the Pokerus only lasts for 24 hours of play time, and is based upon the clock, I expect that it will be affected. My guess is that if the time system locks up, then a pokemon with the Pokerus will have it forever....

    With Mirage Island, as far as I know, a new number is used each day. On the one hand, if you don't have the Mirage Island on the day when your game clock breaks, then you're not likely to ever have it with the pokemon you have in your party at the time. However, if you have the Mirage Island that day, then I don't expect you'll ever be able to get rid of it. :) Mirage Island works in pretty much the same way as the Lilycove Lottery, but it looks at your party pokemon, not the pokemon in your pc.

    Shinies shouldn't be a problem. That's based upon randomization, just like whether a common or uncommon pokemon appears. If Shinies were affected, then it'd mean that you'd only ever find one type of pokemon in each area, which isn't mentioned above, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    ArthasZero, I think that your queries should be okay, as 'Soda was saying.

    The bit that worries me is that Nintendo has no service centres (that I know of) in Australia. In fact, support from Nintendo here is so bad that I bought the E-reader as soon as it was released, (a few short weeks ago), and for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, we haven't got the Dragon set released out here yet. In fact, at the Card place that I get my stuff from, we have more support from the makers of the DragonBallZ card game than from Pokemon.
    So will this mean that my cartridge won't be able to be fixed??? I don't want to risk sending my Pokemon game overseas or even interstate, for fear that what would happen if it got lost in the mail? Or if it was exposed to a magnet, or if it got wet? It's not something that can ever be replaced.
    (Let's just say that one of the characters you can get in the Mauville City Pokemon Centre tells stories about legendary trainers. One of my friends has jumped over 3080 ledges, and I've moved my Secret Base 14 times, and I've created a new trendy phrase 16 times, and I've saved the game 2235 times - these are all things I know from that character.) Sure, the cartridge can be easily replaced, but not the data saved upon it.

    I just pray that there is somewhere here in Adelaide that I can travel to and acquire that patch on my game, without having to send my game away....
  7. GOROY

    GOROY New Member

    I hope this doesn't effect us, I know that I didn't pick some berries and they died and never grew back, so when I grow them, I constantly watch them, like 5 times a day. I like the berries, for the occassional contest and getting Milotics.
  8. GOROY

    GOROY New Member

    Wait, Silcoon and Cascoon evolve depending on the clock! (Wurmple actually)
  9. Spectreon

    Spectreon New Member

    do they??? I didnt know that.. how exactly does it work???
  10. Red5bv06

    Red5bv06 <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    No, Silcoon and Cascoon randomly evolve. Nothing to do with time. Try evolving several Wurmple in a few minutes, you won't get the same evolution.
  11. TerranceJones

    TerranceJones New Member


    Uh, I'm new here, as you can see... I just registered to help, but I think I'll participate in the future.

    About the clock stopping. I think that maybe the article is a little misleading. I suppose... Berries would probably grow only when you play, uh... the entire game would work fine, except the clock would only work when you play. Seeing someone's game clock broken did this kind of thing. I forgot the correct error, but it involved all this. I just bought my own copy of Ruby, after losing a previous one, so I don't have to worry about this for another year. ;)

    You all did notice that if you didn't play, the berry trees grew up, possibly even died, didn't you?
  12. Silver Chaos

    Silver Chaos New Member

    Its wurple that evolves randomly. Because Cascoon always evolves into Dustox and Silcoon evolves into Beautifly
  13. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    This is old info.

    The bug was only found in a few games. Don't worry about it.
  14. Elite Trainer Raven

    Elite Trainer Raven New Member

    It's quite a possibility that we'll hear about this in a few other regional copies of the games. The only things that will really be affected by the clock stopping are the growth of berries, Pokérus, and Mirage Island. The berries are affected even if the game is off because unlike Gold/Silver/Crystal, once they're picked, they don't grow back unless you replant them. And it takes time to grow and replant them. Pokérus is a questionable one..cause then it would mean you wouldn't lose it. As far as I know, I don't think anyone would be complaining about it. >_> I could be wrong about it though. Mirage Island is factored by I believe the DVs of the Pokémon. If you don't have the right DVs to go to Mirage Islands, then you'll have to go the next day and try again. Because the clock would be broken, Mirage Island wouldn't appear at all if the old man can't see it. :\
  15. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member


    If you have it enabled when you're clock stops, you wont lose it. If you dont, then you wont be able to get it. END OF STORY.

    You can still catch it, but you cant lose it if you're clock stops. END OF STORY.

    Berries will not grow. END OF STORY.
  16. TerranceJones

    TerranceJones New Member

    I just got the latest issue of Nintendo Power. They said that getting Jirachi will correct this problem in the Ruby/Sapphire versions. :mad: Getting Jirachi is an entirely different story. Check in the other forum that tells how to get Jirachi please. :D ^o^
  17. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    Yeah. Apparently jirachi has some funky bug fix on it, because you know, its like the friendly pokémon of time.
  18. GOROY

    GOROY New Member

    But Celebi is the "time" pokemon.
  19. GOROY

    GOROY New Member

    Is it true the time error is in American games too, or is it just a guess?
  20. Eevee234

    Eevee234 New Member

    If the rumor is true which I doubt. That if you catch all 200 pokemon and go to the Space Center and can catch Jirachi-Ruby Deoxys-Sapphire, then that will mean Ruby players who catch all 200 pokemon can be lucky. Also, if Jirachi fixes the time problem.

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