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How to Trade From Emerald to FireRed

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Choose the Games that You Want to Trade Between

To begin, choose the game to trade from, OR use the form below.

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What You Need

Each player needs a Game Boy Advance. Trading between these games can ONLY be done with GBAs, NOT with Nintendo DSs. Each player needs a Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, OR you can connect the GBAs with a Game Boy Advance Link Cable.

Please make sure that your cartridges are genuine Nintendo products! Counterfeit games might not be able to trade. Here is a guide that explains how to check if a GBA game is genuine or fake: How to Spot Fake/Bootleg Pokémon Games. Here is a guide that explains how to check if a GBA game is genuine or fake: How to Spot Fake/Bootleg Pokémon Games. For more information, including contact information for reporting bootlegs, visit Nintendo's anti-piracy web site.

In-Game Requirements

Before you can trade from Pokémon Emerald to Pokémon FireRed, you have to meet the following requirements in the game:

  • In Pok√©mon Emerald, you need to get the Pok√©dex from Professor Birch in Littleroot Town, and you need to have at least two pok√©mon in your party.
  • In Pok√©mon FireRed, you need to get the Pok√©dex from Professor Oak in Pallet Town, and you need to have at least two pok√©mon in your party.
    You also need to talk to Celio in the One Island Pokémon Center and complete his quest. He asks you to find the Ruby and the Sapphire to complete the Network Machine.
    If you want to trade pokémon that are not in the Regional Pokédex, or you are trading with Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald, you need to complete the main game (defeat the Elite Four) to obtain the National Pokédex.

How to Trade

Make sure to connect your GBAs with a Link Cable, or connect a GBA Wireless Adapter to both GBAs.

Go to a Pokémon Center and go upstairs. Talk to the person in the middle. Say Yes when asked if you want to trade, then say Yes when asked to save the game, and say Yes when asked if it is OK to overwrite the previous save. Press A to confirm the next choices. Check on the computer in the middle of the room.

Now select the pokémon that you want to trade, and choose TRADE when prompted. You will see the pokémon that the other player wants to trade. Choose YES to start the trade.

If Using GBA Wireless Adapters

Go to a Pokémon Center and go upstairs. Talk to the person on the far right, then choose Trade Center. Say Yes when asked if you want to trade, then say Yes when asked to save the game, and say Yes when asked if it is OK to overwrite the previous save.

Then one player needs to choose Become Leader, and the other needs to choose Join Group. The player who chose Join Group must choose the other player in the list. After that, the player who chose Become Leader must say Yes. In the room, check on the computer.

Now select the pokémon that you want to trade, and choose TRADE when prompted. You will see the pokémon that the other player wants to trade. Choose YES to start the trade.

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