If you’re like us, you’ve been playing Kanto games for longer than you can remember, and at this point, you’ve run out of ideas for how to spice up your favorite region. Well, fear not, with these Pokemon Leaf Green cheats you’ll be able to get hours of fun out of this classic game.
How Do You Use Pokemon Leaf Green Cheats?
Using cheat codes is a breeze in Gen 3 games, so if you have an emulator on your phone or computer, you’re already more than halfway there. With a ROM of Pokemon Leaf Green at your disposal, getting a cheat to work only takes a few simple steps.
Whether you’re looking to hunt down legendary pokemon, make use of unlimited money, or simply have a few extra rare candies, the process is simple. To use Pokemon LeafGreen cheats, just fire up your emulator, enter a few codes, and enjoy the results.
Of course, there can always be some complications somewhere along the way, which is why we’ve thrown in a step-by-step guide here to start you off.
For starters, we need to make sure we can actually use cheats. If you’re playing with an actual Gameboy Advanced, you’ll need a physical Gameshark device or similar cheat cartridge, like an Action Replay.
However, if you’re like most people and playing on an emulator such as the MyBoy GBA Emulator, the Visual Boy Advanced, or the mGBA, you already have some sort of cheat cartridge pre-installed.
You’ll also want to make sure you’re using Pokemon LeafGreen V1.0. Using V1.1 can result in a lot of these cheats not working as intended, if at all.
With all that settled, you just have to start inputting codes and enabling them.
How Do You Enter Gameshark Codes?
Throughout this article, we’ll be almost exclusively using Gameshark codes. These can be run on just about any emulator, all you have to do is input them and make sure to apply them in the settings.
Before we walk you through the process, we should be clear that the actual input method is slightly different from emulator to emulator. While the general steps are going to be the same, the actual names of settings and locations of buttons might be different.
With that out of the way, it’s time to actually open up the cheat menu, which you should find somewhere in your settings. If done correctly, you should see a pop-up window that looks similar to the image below.
Congratulations, you’re only a few short steps from using cheat codes in your game.
Select ‘Add Gameshark’. We want to click this option so our device knows we’re using Gameshark codes.
Give your new code a name. Naming codes isn’t necessary, but it’s incredibly helpful once you start using a wide variety of cheat codes in your game.
Paste your code into the box on the right. Emulators typically make it clear where your codes go, as you see with the “Enter codes here…” prompt in the image above.
Click ‘Add’. This will store the code in the named option you’ve just created. If you accidentally created a new code, that’s fine. Just go back and make sure the name on the left is highlighted when you click ‘Add’.
Check the box next to your new code. Checked codes will be applied to the game, while unchecked codes will sit dormant.
Pokemon Leaf Green Cheat Codes
Item Cheat Codes
These codes will get you the items you need to breeze through any playthrough of Pokemon Leafgreen.
Unlimited Rare Candy cheat
This cheat will allow you to withdraw rare candy from your PC. While your game will initially say that you have 0 rare candies, don’t worry. Just withdraw one, and then you’ll be able to withdraw as many as you want.
Unlimited master balls
Again, while you may only see ‘Master Ball x0’, you can withdraw as many master balls as you like from your PC.
Wild Pokemon Cheat Codes
These cheats have some sort of influence over the pokemon you’ll encounter in the wild.
Shiny Pokemon Cheat
Tracking down shiny pokemon can be incredibly difficult, especially in the earlier generations. With this cheat, all you need is to enable it and you’ll find shiny pokemon whenever you encounter a new creature.
Wild Pokemon Modifier Cheat Code
This cheat code will allow you to encounter any pokemon you desire. The following code is what’s known as a master code, it’s what you’ll need to input before the specific code which is written next to each pokemon’s name.
(This code is fully compatible with the shiny pokemon code.)
Specific Pokemon Codes
The last three digits of these codes can be replaced with even higher index numbers if you wish to encounter pokemon from generations 2 and 3.
The ability to walk through walls is a staple pokemon cheat code that we absolutely need to include. It does almost exactly what it says, along with the added ability to walk over water, through trees, and basically through anything you’re not supposed to.
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An unlimited amount of money can go a long way in a pokemon game. From essentially free daycare to all the Game Corner prizes you could ever hope for, there’s basically no reason not to have infinite money enabled.
Skip trainer Battles
This code will allow you to completely avoid random battles as you’re traveling through Kanto. You can still talk to trainers to start a battle though, so you don’t have to worry about being under-leveled when you get to a gym leader or boss battle.
Obtain All the Badges in the Kanto Region
This code will allow you to obtain all the Kanto region gym badges before you even get your first pokemon. Simply input the code and then walk back and forth through any door a number of times (at least 5) and your Trainer Card will show all 8 badges.
Doing this will allow you to immediately face the Elite Four and use any HMs as soon as you obtain them.
Sure, we all know that Pokemon Fire Red is the better game, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy Leaf Green every now and again. With these cheat codes enabled, you’ll be able to have even more fun with this next playthrough you’re attempting.
Dane started off gaming at the tender age of 3 with the first Atari console. His favorite video game genres are turn-based RPGs (can I get a shout out for Tactics Ogre?) and fighting games. Read more...