lol, I probably should have taken MeltyClocks's advice. The person I talked to did not know anything about what she was talking about. Some of the questions that made me want to slap someone:
After stating that my problem was with Pokemon Emerald:
"Is that a Nintendo DS game or a Game Boy Advance game?"
(Emerald is on the DS? What? Really? )
After stating that I play my GBA games on the Nintendo DS:
"Is that a Nintendo DS or a Nintendo DSi?"
(Last time I checked, the DSi didn't have a GBA slot. )
After stating that both games were in their respective slots at the same time:
"Two games are not meant to be in both slots at the same time. This makes the games confused as to which game it should read from."
(I know that seems plausible, but what about Pal Park? )
As you can see, that ordeal made me rather dizzy.
Call anyways - maybe they'll take pity on you or something. Nintendo's Customer Service is legendary like that. It's not like they can do anything bad to you anyways - it wasn't your fault.
Don't bother calling since your game is a fake. I don't think Nintendo can/will help you.
And don't worry, Nightcrawler doesn't like poofing into places he's never been :p
As others have said, it's probably bootlegged. My Emerald doesn't do that when I play HeartGold.
Originally Posted by rockman0 Seriously? The cart is the same color as the Emerald carts are. There is a number inside of the casing. A battery can be seen through the case. The Nintendo logo is on the back.
I really hope its not fake. And yes, I bought it from eBay, but the seller had a high rating so I trusted it. http://community.livejournal.com/pokemon/3064338.html
There's a few clues on detecting a counterfeit copy. One of those points is that there are no such batteries in GBA games (though what I can see in my real Sapphire, there's something similar to that behind the label). Also, if you look inside the pin connectors of the cart, you should see a "(c) 200x Nintendo" text there.
Don't sell it at a store, if they sell it to someone else then someone else will have to deal with it erasing, obviously something's wrong with that game.
See a few months ago I bought a second hand Emerald game at Gametraders (Because my cousin stole my first one) and everything was fine at first, I had a team line up and Pokemon already, then suddenly somewhere after Petalburgh my game erased itself so I discovered it was messed up.
Let's just say I went back and traded it in for Firered (And asked that they weren't going to sell it and they said no), and that I curse the damn person who sold Emerald so some poor sucker like me could waste 40-$50 on it.
You could get your money back if it was able to but don't let them sell it to another person... You don't live in Australia right? Because it would be quite odd if someone got the same game cartridge I had (And would mean they did resell it)
That's what I'm here for, dashing people's dreams of owning real copies of Pokemon Emerald. :( /sarcasm
You made me discover that my Emerald was fake!
Seriously? The cart is the same color as the Emerald carts are. There is a number inside of the casing. A battery can be seen through the case. The Nintendo logo is on the back.
I really hope its not fake. And yes, I bought it from eBay, but the seller had a high rating so I trusted it.
Are you sure it was a real deal and not a bootleg? Commercial DS games erase the save files of bootleg Gen III games if one is in the GBA slot.
In general, if you bought your Emerald from eBay, or as a second-hand product, chances are it was a fake.