Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where do you think you are?

In every Pokemon game, there are dark caves that require the move "Flash" for you to be able to see inside them. However, have you ever tried getting through them without it?

I discovered this trick on Pokemon Gold and have since tried it on every Pokemon game I own. It works on them all, even Gen 1 games.

You must be in a dark cave or anywhere you should use Flash. Walk around, fight Pokemon in the dark, bump into trainers, and keep wandering in the dark. Eventually, you will find a ladder that isn't on the map. Go down it.

The screen will go black as you hear the 'going down stairs' nnoise, but it will play four times, as if you've just gone down four floors.

A text box will appear on the black screen, simply saying "Where do you think you are?" The music will be distorted for a few seconds as the screen glitches up. Sometimes you might hear a 'thud' noise as if you walked into a wall or a distorted Pokemon cry that sounds like a scream.

After that, you'll be able to see. In the older generations of Pokemon, it simply looked like you'd found a new area that wasn't on the map. In newer generations, you can tell something is wrong because everything is in black and white.

You'll be in a big, empty room. The four walls all have something written on them - usually your player name and the time or the names of your Pokemon. You can walk through one of the walls, but which one depends on the game. If I remember correctly, it's the north wall in Diamond and the left one in Yellow...so on, so forth.

When you go through the wall, you'll be back in the overworld outside the cave. Everything will still be in black and white. The music will be slower and lower; occasionally, it jumps, too. Trying to talk to people is useless; you can't interact with them any more.

In Pokemon Yellow, the sprite of the Pikachu that follows you around becomes that of a Ghost from Lavender Town. If you check your Pokemon, they will all be there - same stats, nicknames, and moves - but all their sprites have changed into that of the Ghost.

If you go into the grass and find Wild Pokemon, they will amost immediately flee from you.

Go back into the dark cave you came out of. This is now the only place you can fight Wild Pokemon and other trainers, so long as you don't use Flash.

I discovered recently that if you play the game like this for long enough, you will eventually see a trainer that uses the main character's sprite in that one dark cave. They stand out, for they are in color when everything else is not.

However, if you try to talk to them, a text box pops up saying "Where do you think you are?" The screen goes black and you hear the distorted music, thud, or scream from before...

21 comments:

  1. I never used flash. ever.

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  2. Hah! Found it. Good thing I didn't save, or my Black Version playthrough would be screwed.

    ...Hrm, too bad there's no accessible flash caves before the UnovaE4, otherwise you could try this with some certain major story events.

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  3. Does this really work???

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  4. Yea, it does. I remember it when I was a kid by finding it accidentally.

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  5. lawl is this even real? doubt it.
    one of my friends, who was this crazy assed motherfucker, used to go through the caves without flash all the time and this shit never happened to him.

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  6. Pics or it didn't happen.

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  7. Hmm, I should ask my Mom to try this, since she is a Pokefanatic.

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  8. Fake and gay.

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  9. I've never used flash. Fake.

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  10. Stfu people and enjoy the motherfucking story

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  11. If this is true and people have found this area in later games, if the Pokemon run away from you whenever you encounter them in this mysterious area, why not use a Pokemon with the ability that blocks escape, then try capturing one?

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  12. Ha I never use Flash. Still, I can almost believe it happens.

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  13. I don't get the ending.

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  14. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I remember the tiny little light around you in FR/LG if you don't use Flash going out after a while.

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  15. Where in Black is this? Im in Challenger Cave.. no flash.. am I doin it right? D:

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  16. This would be badass if it were real. My friend told me a similar story a long time ago. Someone should go try this and report back

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  17. I always thought that if you entered a dark cave without flash a text box would pop saying something like, "It's too dark to explore." And you would instantly get kicked from the cave. Oh well.

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  18. The first time I played PKMN Yellow on the gameboy it was a japanese version and I had no idea what to do on the rock cave, luckly I had a Nintendo Power with a map and was able to get thru

    nothing awesome happened, tho

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  19. That trick is real! You just need to hack into it a little, I do it all the time. And if you don't think its real then u don't know anything about that hack. And now stop saying it fake and gay.

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  20. That persons right I do it to.

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  21. Does this fall under any pokemon game? Cause i have crystal, LG and Ruby and I'm rather curious about this.

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