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Shiny qwilfish of doom
14th July 2007, 10:58 AM
ive tried 13 times to recriut groudon but have no luck.i have the gold rank.have only feraligater on team.use hms to defeat.do you get his friend area when you befriend him?

Mr. Yoshi
14th July 2007, 2:10 PM
you get the friend area after u befriend it. i guess the only reason is the level. level highers the befriending rate.

Shine
14th July 2007, 3:13 PM
You have to have finished the main story as well. Get the Friend Bow from Mt Faraway, it helps a lot :)

Sharpedo Boy
14th July 2007, 3:24 PM
He has.
Be platnium level 80 with friend bow and ON YOUR OWN!

!pikachu crazy!
14th July 2007, 3:36 PM
Groudon hates everybody.

*Uhum* Try to use the Friend ribbon from Mt. Faraway...Be on a pretty high level... hmm... I think thats it. Good luck!

Groudon is pretty "Grumpy" and won't join the team as fast you have the Friend ribbon... He's... maybe like mewtwo... But much more easy to get...

mewfanforlife
14th July 2007, 4:46 PM
Actually Mewtwo and Groudon have the same recruit rate. -10%

FuzzyFriend
14th July 2007, 8:43 PM
My brother helped me defeat Groudon.
It just depends which Pokémon you are.

For me, you should be a Mudkip who at least knows water gun and ice beam.
First, keep using ice beam until Groudon comes near. Then, when it's your partner's turn, keep pressing be so it'll attack. Then, keep using water gun.

Shine
15th July 2007, 9:43 AM
Isn't Mewtwo one of those guys with a 99% recruit rate?

Shiny qwilfish of doom
15th July 2007, 12:09 PM
feraligaters level is 46.and yes.im pretty sure.

Blazios
15th July 2007, 1:34 PM
feraligaters level is 46.and yes.im pretty sure.

That is the problem then. I believe you have to be Level 60 or above to recruit Groudon and even then, there will be an EXTREMELY low chance of recruitment. Raise Feraligatr some more.

By the way, I am sick of saying this:

RANK DOES NOT AFFECT RECRUITMENT RATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shine
15th July 2007, 1:44 PM
At level 46 you'll need the Friend Bow to recruit Groudon

Without the Bow:
At level 60-69 you'll have a 2.5% chance of recruitment
At level 70-79 you'll have a 5.5% chance of recruitment
At level 80-89 you'll have a 7.5% chance of recruitment
At level 90-100 you'll have a 14.0% chance of recruitment

With the Bow:
At level 40-49 you'll have a 7.5% chance of recruitment
At level 50-59 you'll have a 10.0% chance of recruitment
At level 60-69 you'll have a 12.5% chance of recruitment
At level 70-79 you'll have a 15.0% chance of recruitment
At level 80-89 you'll have a 17.5% chance of recruitment
At level 90-100 you'll have a 24.0% chance of recruitment

Sharpedo Boy
15th July 2007, 2:05 PM
Actually Mewtwo and Groudon have the same recruit rate. -10%

WTF? Got mewtwo first try and deoxys(deoxys with no frined bow)

!pikachu crazy!
15th July 2007, 2:25 PM
Actually Mewtwo and Groudon have the same recruit rate. -10%
Whoa.. xD
But Mewtwo is little harder to get becuse he's in a 99 floor dungeon.. Annoying.

Blazios
15th July 2007, 3:17 PM
Isn't Mewtwo one of those guys with a 99% recruit rate?

Wrongamundo. Mewtwo has a 99.9% rate, but can only be recruited on the second try.

Blue Ditto
18th July 2007, 3:43 AM
Kind of wish rank /did/ affect recruit rate. You'd think that the Pokemon you just beat up would notice your shiny Lucario badge and be all like "WOW I WANNA JOIN YOUR TEAM!" But no...

So yup, level yourself up and hold onto that Friend Bow (either use WM generator or level 30 on Mt. Faraway), and keep trying.

buizel77
18th July 2007, 10:18 PM
just try to get groudon i got him in my first try it was hard

Aura Sphere
21st July 2007, 5:31 AM
Give the FRIEND BOW item to your leader and then battle groudon

thelittlelegend
21st July 2007, 7:44 AM
get th efriend bow and get ur lvl up

Shiny qwilfish of doom
22nd July 2007, 2:05 PM
now 51. saw a friend bow in a shop in joyous tower but couldent get it.is it natural find a friend bow in a shop in joyous tower?

hpfreak725
27th July 2007, 10:17 PM
The recruitment chances and friend bow:

If you are level 0-29 the recruitment chance is 0% bonus

If you are level 30-39 the recruitment chance is 5% bonus

If you are level 40-49 the recruitment chance is 7.5% bonus

If you are level 50-59 the recruitment chance is 10% bonus

If you are level 60-69 the recruitment chance is 12.5 bonus

If you are level 70-79 the recruitment chance is 15% bonus

If you are level 80-89 the recruitment chance is 17.5% bonus

If you are level 90-100 the recruitment chance is 24% bonus

The friend bow adds another 10% recruitment chance. Groudon's recruitment chance is -10%. So, you have to be at least level 60-69 to bring that above zero. If you have a friend bow then level 30-39.

You can get a friend bow in a shop in joyous tower or with this wonder mail code:

??7???(...)?4???+F??F4?6K???

When you defeat groudon, he MUST be adjacent to you, the leader (you) MUST strike the final blow, and you MUST have enough room for him (groudon takes up ****).

Kyogre (Groudon's counterpart) is found in the stormy sea and is on B40F. His recruitment chance is 50%. He is also a four star pokemon (****).

http://cards.pokecharms.com/create/23203d5ac92a1d2207f5daf48b3408e4.png

Torterra-417
28th July 2007, 8:25 AM
Friend Bow all the way!

altoeevees
28th July 2007, 3:20 PM
Just Get Friend Bow, a water or ice-type at least lvl. 75, and just press some buttons (dunno how it works but it does to me)

Shiny qwilfish of doom
29th July 2007, 9:36 AM
GOT HIM!i was level 70 and platinum rank when i got him.now for rayquaza...

Aura Sphere
1st August 2007, 3:54 PM
how can a groudon be platinum rank.im confused

Deoxytwo
4th August 2007, 7:40 AM
I have to say its all pretty much luck. I had a horrible time gitting Groudon and Rayquaza with a level 100 Swapmert and Friend Bow. What you really need is Friend Bow, A Good Water type, and to save at the checkpoint. The good thing about the checkpoint is that if you save there and fail to recruit Groudon, you can turn the game off and back on and you will be about 5 floors away instead of trecking through the whole dungeon again.

RaiBlade
4th August 2007, 11:15 AM
Try to make Your Level from, Lv90-Lv100
Attach Friend Bow to it to make The highest chance of Recruiting.
I recruited Groudon on my 3rd Try! ^_^

bookist
10th August 2007, 8:24 PM
i got him on my second and I had a 7.5 chance. For me raquaza was killer took me a long time even with a lvl 100 with freind bow. Try putting a partner poke (if you have any) under tactic get away

Mr. Marill
17th August 2007, 12:19 PM
i can't get him either... Training time. I only had a 5% chance WITH a friend Bow!

Garmmon
18th August 2007, 7:47 AM
Yar...friend bows can be found in Mt. Faraway or in Joyous Tower shops...
And make sure you have enough room for the legends. I gots Groudon on my first try and Rayquaza on my third.

Crasher
18th August 2007, 3:10 PM
Rayquaza is so hard!!! I've been up to the Sky Tower 20 times and no Rayquaza. I think it relies on luck, and I have none.

Mr. Marill
19th August 2007, 3:14 PM
I'm only lvl 33, so I suppose I need to lvl up.

Shiny qwilfish of doom
20th August 2007, 10:22 AM
i just got raquaza.i think on the 20th try.

Jonah
20th August 2007, 2:08 PM
20th try? I got it last night on my 2nd try.

About 5 tries for Deoxys, and 4 for Groudon.

So, yay. Now I need to recruit a Kecleon.

lunic
22nd August 2007, 3:16 PM
Off topic: hpfreak725, I just got that wonder mail. When I read it, I was like, WTF? Its that easy?!

On topic: Groudon is indeed near ipossible to recuit. This is pretty much my stratgy: 1. Activate vital throw. 2. Use low kick on him (which dose crap) 3. When he gets thrown back, keep attacking until he gets within 1 square of my. 4. Charge and relese focus punch. I continue this every time I fight him.

Jacci123987
23rd August 2007, 6:45 PM
I got groudon on my first try after the credits rolled and I was at like lvl 95-100 I forgot but I got so mad beacuse I had all 3 of the ledgendary bird pokemon and every time I traed to get back to the 99th floor where lugia was I couldn.t recrut it and I also had one of the ledgendary dogs... but I got so mad that I couldn't recrut any other ledgendary pokemon that I restarted the game and now I am back up to groudon!!!

lunic
23rd August 2007, 7:24 PM
I'm on Level 42. I now go through the Cavern for EXP.

Leona
25th August 2007, 1:46 PM
keep going, it's all you can do ;\

~Cosmic~
27th August 2007, 9:59 PM
What floor is the friend bow on? 30F?

Godzilla231
5th September 2007, 4:29 AM
Here are some tips to get Groundon;383;
1.Make sure you have a high level becuse the higher the lv. the better
2.Get the freind bow and attach it to the Pokemon your gonna use,it gives you 10% higher to befriend
Last but not least
3."If first you don't succed just keep at dude!"as said by Viewtiful Joe
So get him wisely:)

Typo
5th September 2007, 2:43 PM
Uh, guys, he got the groudon, why are you still posting help and good lucks?