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Gold, Silver and Crystal Guides: Catch the Legendary Dogs |

Some call them cats. some call them dogs. Most people tend to call them pains. They are of course Raikou, Entei and Suicune. The three legendaries of G/S/C who don't like to battle. Firstly you have to release them into the wild. To do that you need to visit the Burned Tower in Ecruteak City. Follow the left hand track and after battling someone you'll drop down a hole. Approach the three Pokémon and they'll all run away into the wild.

From now on meeting the dogs is all down to luck. They move around Johto randomly, and change places everytime you enter a new town or route. You either meet them completely by chance or you play it strategically: buy a load of Repels and start searching. The Repels will keep weak Pokémon away and seeing as the dogs are definetly not weak, they are not affected what you smell like. Once you'll see them you can keep track of where they are on your Pokédex, by looking at the AREA section of the dog you're after.

To keep them from running away its tempting to use an attack such as Spider Web or Mean Look. But of course, the dogs know Roar, so if they can't run away, then you will. The best thing to do is attach Quick Claw to a Pokémon and try to put the dog to sleep. If they still run away before you can attack then don't give up. Once you've got them asleep, then start the whittle down their HP. Attacks like False Swipe and Night Shade can be useful here. If you get it's HP low, then it wakes up and scarpers then don't worry. Next time you meet that Pokémon it's HP won't have recovered so it wasn't a complete waste of time. When it's HP gets low enough then maybe Paralyze it or send it to Sleep to help you out. Then try to catch it. I recommend using Speed Balls, Heavy Balls and Ultra Balls. You might even want to use your Master Ball for one of them, in which case just chuck it the first time you see it.

Players of Crystal get an advantage straight away. After defeating Team Rocket at Goldenrod's Radio Tower, the Director will give you the Clear Bell. Travel to the Tin Tower in Ecruteak City and after a couple of battles, there is a chance for you to catch a LV 40 Suicune. Fortunately for you he won't try to run away, so it's a lot easier to catch him.

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on Fri 11 May 2007 20:02:49 UTC.
can you get them in fr and lg?
jackson_brody on Wed 04 Jul 2007 16:07:44 UTC.
of course u can
on Sun 22 Jul 2007 15:27:04 UTC.
were in fr lg
Shedinjask on Wed 08 Aug 2007 08:02:51 UTC.
On FR/LG, once you've beaten the Elite Four and obtained your National Dex from Professor Oak (catch 60 different Pokemon), one of the Legendary Dogs will be released into the game and will appear randomly around Kanto.
betafinder204 on Thu 16 Aug 2007 11:41:34 UTC.
though the dog depends on what starter you chosen at the beginning of the game.
Charizard81 on Tue 04 Sep 2007 14:49:47 UTC.
by (Catch 60 different pokemon) does that mean evolutions dont count, bulbasaur/ivysaur/venasuar would only count as 1 pokemon caught or would it count as 3?
pochama-chan on Wed 24 Oct 2007 15:52:04 UTC.
it would count as 3
Arvy_pk on Mon 24 Mar 2008 03:16:32 UTC.
how to multiply a master ball?
sonic10158 on Sun 18 May 2008 04:05:09 UTC.
give the masterball to a pokemon, then clone it several times.
sonic10158 on Sun 18 May 2008 04:05:49 UTC.
can they get caught on the water??
Slim-T on Mon 28 Jul 2008 14:41:01 UTC.
no they cant only in grass
Enderdragongirl on Thu 09 Jan 2014 22:00:16 UTC.
One time I was try to get a ghastly on crystal.but I ended up get entei.
Guest on Thu 26 Feb 2015 11:46:51 UTC.
I've tried mean look but how is a Level 40 Raikou faster then a Level 70 Crobat? He fled before I could use mean look.