Bought Pokemon used... not sure to start new game

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Rangent, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Rangent

    Rangent GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 2, 2005
    United States
    I bought Pokemon Emerald used from my local Game Crazy, and was about to start a new game, I thought I'd look at the previous owner's stats before I start a new one... the previous owner has 223 hours of game play, atleast 4 ubers level 100 (his starter + a few others). I'm not sure how good they are... I want to save his work but I wanna play a new game... not sure what I should do. Kinda an ethical question... kinda a "should I remove someone's hard work and make room for mine".
  2. Trune

    Trune GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    Amongst The Clouds
    Just wipe it, I hate playing other peoples save files, besides he'll never get it back and it's just a game.
  3. Zarcon

    Zarcon .:~Enigmatic Wanderer~:.

    Former Staff
    Nov 6, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    Think of it this way, if you don't wipe the game then you've officially just bought a game that has already been beaten.

    Now I don't know about you, but I play games to, well, play them. [​IMG]
  4. dimsum411

    dimsum411 Advanced Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    United States
    dark side of the moon
    You should leave it as it is, and send it to his dying mother.
  5. Magus19

    Magus19 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 7, 2002
    Well if he sold it, he just didn't care about it anymore, so erase it. Or, it was stolen from him and now he's crying and searching for his pokémons and you are about to delete 223 hours of his life...

    On a side note in the original blue I think the timer reseted after 255 hours, mine is at 250. I also owned all the pokemons in my boxes, 1 copy of each, even the 9 starter forms... this took so much time. R&B were the best.
  6. TheStump

    TheStump Got Wood?

    May 8, 2006
    DO you have a flash cart linker. Cause with the EZ linkers you can backup save games from GBA. I suggest if u can back it up do so, then start your own game.
  7. larvi

    larvi GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 24, 2006
    United States
    If you have a friend with a pokemon game and a link cable, just transfer some of the better pokemon and items to him, then restart your game. If he's nice maybe he will trade them back [​IMG]
  8. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dec 20, 2002
    Yeah, although I'm not sure if you can restore save files back on to an original cart (I doubt it) try and back the save file up with a flashcart linker. Even better if you're really worried about it, back up the game and then put it on to a flashcart. This way it's legal because you own the dumped game and also the game you bought will be untouched so you can preserve the game file. [​IMG]
  9. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    Writing and backing up saves to/from original GBA cartridges has worked fine for me using my linker unless they used EEPROM save and since Pokémon Emerald uses Flash1M_v103 (according to GBArms) it should work fine for you too. [​IMG]