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.

If you are looking out for more Pokémon Roms, why not try out our list of the best Pokémon ROM hacks. We also have an updated list of Pokémon FireRed cheats and Pokémon Emerald cheats. Check them out!

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
[M] Master Codes for Pokemon Ruby 0000B138000A
100004280007
Change Wild Pokemon Nature B294D4AE337
820399940063
Easily Catch Wild Pokemon 6006D97C61CF
47C3AA0DF650
Change Gender Wild Pokemon will always be male:

93566C4FFC35
4D888898FAC3

Wild Pokemon will always be female:

93566C4FFC35
0C8F088E1CB7

Ghost (Walk Through Walls) E03B0649 5D67050C
78DA95DF 44018CB4
Complete Pokedex 767CB1FC DD748434
1285CF69 1834F175
DBB87FCA 6276D975
9A732B89 F770B329
DBB87FCA 6276D975
1F0A9164 737E93CD
DBB87FCA 6276D975
200DBA91 E6D90173
DBB87FCA 6276D975
Have all PokeBalls 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 Pokemon 186246439083
098548AEB487
Free DayCare 8202E8CE0000
Eggs Hatch Faster 320287EA00FE
Infinite Cash 1B3E8B0CE075B270
Infinite PP 40D7CF69A051
CBB8A62C958D
Invincibility 830043B6 03E7
Unlimited Rare Candies 280EA266 88A62E5C
Max attack 830043BA 03E7
Max HP 830043B8 03E7
Max speed 830043BE 03E7
Max defense 830043BA 03E7
Max Level (Level 255) 330043B4 00FF

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.