In Pokémon Emerald there are several Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that can only be caught with an Event Ticket, however, getting these tickets nowadays is almost impossible. Despite this, I did some research and managed to find a way to enable these events in my physical game! It’s not legitimate in any way but here’s how to get the Event Tickets in Pokémon Emerald.
1. YOU NEED THESE BEFORE STARTING
– Legit copy of Pokémon Emerald;
– Nintendo DS;
– M3 DS Real or an R4 Cart.
2. LET’S BEGIN!
Make sure that your M3 or R4 is set up properly because mine wasn’t and I had to download the System folder all over again, then go here and download the GBA Backup Tool. Extract the downloaded files to the root of your SD card and then place it on the Nintendo DS.
3. BACK UP THE SAVE FILE
Turn on your Nintendo DS with your copy of Pokémon Emerald and the M3/R4 inserted and open the GBA Backup Tool. On the upper screen, it should say ”File not found” while on the lower screen there should be a couple backup options. Choose the one that says ”New SAV file create” by pressing ‘B’. This will backup your save file to the SD card which can now be removed and placed on your PC again.
4. EDITING THE SAVE FILE
Then you’ll need to download PKHEX, a save file editor. Run it and open the save file on your SD card. Navigate to ‘Misc Edits > Ferry’, check every box, and then click on ‘Get Tickets’. You can then save and place your edited file on your SD card.
5. RESTORE THE SAVE FILE
Again, turn on your Nintendo DS with Pokémon Emerald inserted and the M3 or R4 as well. Open the GBA backup tool but this time press ‘R’ and on the lower screen, the ‘Save Restore’ options will appear. Choose ‘Restore data in Card from SAV file’ by pressing ‘A’. You can then turn off the console and see for yourself if the data was restored properly.
And that’s how to get the Event Tickets in Pokémon Emerald, I’m really happy that after all these years I can finally play this game to its full potential! I never understood why certain events would be locked like this, it makes no sense! Also, you can do this with Pokémon FRLG to catch every single event Pokémon, enjoy! If you have any question don’t hesitate to ask!
Here’s a bonus photo of the event running properly on my GameBoy Advance SP: