Pokémon Ruby cheats, codes, and hints for GameShark and Game Boy Advance

Pokémon Ruby is the third version in the Pokémon series. It was released internationally in 2003 and published for Nintendo by the game’s developer, Game Freak.

Pokémon Ruby follows the same gameplay as other Pokémon games. The key objective in the game is to kill the Elite Four – a group of Pokémon trainers – then catch all the Pokémon you can find in the game.

Achieving the game’s objective isn’t an easy task, but with Pokémon Ruby cheat codes and hints, your gaming life will be much easier. Our cheats and codes work perfectly on Gameboy Advance.

They can be used physically in Game Shark and Action replay or virtually via the cheat menu of an emulator.

Pokémon Ruby cheats for GameShark/Game Boy Advance

Below is a compiled list of all the working Pokémon Ruby cheats for both Gameboy Advance and Game Shark.

Cheat Code
Change wild Pokémon nature B294D4AE337
820399940063
Easily catch wild Pokémon 6006D97C61CF
47C3AA0DF650
Change Pokémon gender Male
93566C4FFC35
4D888898FAC3
Female
93566C4FFC35
0C8F088E1CB7
Ghost (Walk through walls) E03B0649 5D67050C
78DA95DF 44018CB4
Complete Pokédex 767CB1FC DD748434
1285CF69 1834F175
DBB87FCA 6276D975
9A732B89 F770B329
DBB87FCA 6276D975
1F0A9164 737E93CD
DBB87FCA 6276D975
200DBA91 E6D90173
DBB87FCA 6276D975
Have all PokéBalls 8C0CC69D0384
FA9826EE9187
8C9DC7080881
FB9826AE9585
Have all badges A12FCE77 0C1EC556
Special ribbon codes 2EDE4F48 A6F66EDD
CA379D56 09D92928
No random battles 3B0C8C5E
96FB832D
Obtain running shoes 8849B2F50287
Shiny Pokémon
(Requires Master code)
Master code
9839927F5FA2
0987C8AA34A7
4B0560A9F0C3
Cheat code
186246439083
098548AEB487
Shiny Pokémon 186246439083
098548AEB487
Free daycare 8202E8CE0000
Eggs hatch faster 320287EA00FE
Infinite cash E51e97c3 7858e4eb
Infinite PP
(Requires Master code)
Master code
000056D0000A
100004280007
Cheat code
42024AA4 FFFF
00000002 0002
Invincibility 830043B6 03E7
Unlimited rare candies 280EA266 88A62E5C
Unlimited master ball 91B85743 27069397
Unlimited XP 72024A640001
82024BEC01F4
Max attack/defense 830043BA 03E7
Max HP 830043B8 03E7
Max speed 830043BE 03E7
Max level (level 255) 330043B4 00FF

Catch Legendary Pokémon

[M] Master Codes
A2E564FE 0FB58A54
530823D9 16558191

Note: Enable the Master code first followed by the cheat codes below.

Cheat Code
Aerodactyl 66582493 0FF88AD2
Articuno B8BABB07 1279065D
Zapdos 813E577F C64AB1BA
Moltres 5A8E3C77 1F661F0B
Dratini 439D4063 28AB4F8B
Mewtwo 649DA11D AC382E6A
Mew 13EAA696 65095035
Raikou A10710E4 E472D0F8
Entei 5B01BDB2 183D8C74
Suicune D25A4A77 A675F69A
Lugia 4EECFE9F 27D82240
Ho-oh 3D68FB8B 4B323185
Celebi ABAB4663 A9BDEC6F
Regirock EE48CE33 DD9BA0C5
Regice B8E60141 9846F68D
Registeel 79DFACFC CE3130F9
Groudon F655438D 3AA5C717
Rayquaza F45F5684 50826322
Latias 9924490F 674355D7
Latios B0EF6EE8 A714B8D9
Jirachi 89CF0941 3F293D81
Deoxys 88F7CB8E EE360350

Maxing out all Pokémon stats

Cheat Code
1st Pokémon-maximum stats 430043B603E7
000000070002
2nd Pokémon-maximum stats 4300441A03E7
000000070002
3rd Pokémon-maximum stats 4300447E03E7
000000070002
4th Pokémon-maximum stats 430044E203E7
000000070002
5th Pokémon-maximum stats 4300454603E7
000000070002
6th Pokémon-maximum stats 430045AA03E7
000000070002

Pokémon Ruby hints and tips

If you prefer to complete the game without the help of cheats or want to combine cheats with helpful hints, we have a few tips to offer.

These hints are great time savers when struggling to complete different parts of the game.
You’re welcome to go through our handpicked tips and hints and keep checking back again for more tips as we’re constantly updating this page.

Best training locations

When you want to get more XP so as to beat the Elite 4, you need the best locations to train your Pokémon. The location you choose depends on the level of your Pokémon.

Here are a few tips for easy training locations:

  • Train at the Granite Cave for Pokémon of level 20.
  • For level 30, Pokémon train at Route 117.
  • Route 120 and 121 are perfect for training Pokémons at around level 40.
  • For level 45 to 50 Pokémon, the best training ground should be outside Mossdeep City.

How to unlock rare stones

You will find these rare stones under the water near Mossdeep at the Hunter’s House. Here’s how to get each of the rare stones.

To get the Fire Stone, give a Shard Hunter a Red Shard.

You’ll get the Leaf Stone when you give the Shard Hunter a Green Shard and the Thunder Stone when you give away a Yellow Shard. To get the precious Water Stone, just give the Hunter a Blue Shard.

How to unlock scarfs

To get the Blue Scarf, make sure your lead Pokémon comes with maximum beauty.

You can also get the Green Scarf when your lead Pokémon has maximum smartness, the Pink Scarf when the Pokémon has maximum cuteness, and the Red Scarf when your lead Pokémon comes with maximum coolness.

For the Yellow Scarf, ensure that your lead Pokémon comes with maximum toughness.

How to beat the elite 4

The objective of the game is to beat the Elite 4. The best way to achieve this feat is to use a Kygore of level 80 to 100.

We recommend using the following moves:

  • Water Pulse
  • Thunder
  • Sheer cold
  • Water spout, especially when the enemy already has full HP.

So, keep checking back as we’re constantly updating the page with new cheats and hints every few days.


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