Where Are the Secret Islands in Emerald?
By James Hannon
Updated September 22, 2017
Secret islands programmed into Nintendo's "Pokemon: Emerald Version" are not accessible through honest game play. Nintendo meant for players to get tickets, which could be read with an e-reader, for these levels through local events. These events are now rare to nonexistent years after the game's release. Players must bring a secret ticket or map item, only accessible through game codes, to the ferry in Lilycove City to gain access to the secret islands.
To gain passage to the Southern island, players need to bring the Eon ticket item to the Lilycove City ferry. The island consists of two screens. The second contains a small forest and a secret Pokemon. Either Latias or Latios appears in the forest, depending on which of the two Pokemon the player has already encountered. A player with an Action Replay device can program the Eon Ticket into the game with the code "0A6626D3 648DA17A".
Players can reach Navel Rock by bringing the Mystic Ticket item to the Lilycove City ferry. The island has a cave with several floors, each containing a high-level Pokemon. On the first floor is the legendary Pokemon Lugia and on the last floor is Ho-oh. Using an item finder on the final floor reveals a Sacred Ash item. A player can use the Action Replay code "BE39B3A8 280987E1" to add the Mystic Ticket to the game.
Bringing the Aurora Ticket to the Lilycove city ferry opens up access to Birth Island. The small area holds a puzzle, in which the player must get to a triangle on the ground in as few steps as possible. If the player succeeds, the Pokemon Deoxys appears for a battle. To get the Aurora ticket, enter the code "483511F5 E6C8E537" for the Action Replay device.
World's Edge Island
To travel to World's Edge Island, the player must bring the Old Sea Chart item to the Lilycove City ferry. The island has several forest areas, each with a small maze, but no wild Pokemon. At the end of the mazes, the player encounters the legendary Pokemon Mew. He hides in tall grass, and the player must chase it to battle. The Action Replay code for the Old Sea Chart is "5B1CB4D7 10FA9D05".
James Hannon lives in Portland, Oregon and has been writing since 2005. He has published fiction in "Weirdyear" magazine and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing with a minor in literature from The Evergreen State College.