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The Trick House is owned by the Trick Master, who creates puzzles to challenge curious trainers. Every time you enter, the room appears empty, though you will feel like you're being watched. The trick here is to spot the small sparkle. Approach the spot the sparkle was coming from and you'll find the one and only, Trick Master! He'll praise you for your sharp eye and gives you access to the puzzle room, which is behind the scroll on the back wall. You can only do each puzzle once and in a set order, and new puzzles will be available after you defeat gym leaders. Each puzzle has a "gimmick" to them, which will be explained in more detail below.

Puzzle 1: Cut Maze[edit]

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The first puzzle is available from the start, and it isn't even a puzzle! All it requires is for you to use Cut on the trees that block your way in the maze. You'll need to battle some trainers, but the ultimate goal is to find the scroll located somewhere in the room that contains the password and then make your way to the door at the top right which requires the password. You don't have to memorise the password yourself, but you do have to find the scroll that has it. The room's layout varies between Ruby/Sapphire and Emerald. There is an Orange Mail near the exit, though it requires you to do more cutting to reach it.

Trainer
Lass Sally
Trainer
Lass Robin
Trainer
Youngster Eddie

Complete the challenge and you get a Rare Candy. A very good prize, though it's a pity you can only get it once.

Puzzle 2: Hole Maze[edit]

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Step on the switches to cover the holes leading to the scroll. Memorize the password on the scroll, and enter it at the door to win. This level also contains three Trainers, Wave Mail, and Harbor Mail.

Trainer
School Kid Ted
Trainer
School Kid Paul
Trainer
School Kid Georgia

Completion of the level earns you a Timer Ball.

Puzzle 3: Door Maze[edit]

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This puzzle requires the Heat Badge and HM06, Rock Smash. There will be a room full of red and blue doors that close and open based on their color. Some switches are covered by Rocks that can be smashed. A Wood Mail and a Shadow Mail can be found.

Trainer
Picnicker Martha
Trainer
Camper Justin
Trainer
Hiker Alan

Completing this puzzle grants the player a Hard Stone, which boosts the power of Rock-type moves by 20% when held.

Puzzle 4: Strength Maze[edit]

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To complete this puzzle, the player will need the Balance badge and HM04, Strength. Boulders must be pushed aside in order to get across the room. However, pushing the boulders to the wrong places can block progress, forcing the player to restart. A Mech Mail can be found

Trainers

Trainer
Black Belt Yuji
Trainer
Battle Girl Cora
Trainer
Hiker Alan

Completing this puzzle grants the Smoke Ball.

Puzzle 5: Trivia Quiz[edit]

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Puzzle 5 requires the Feather Badge. This puzzle is a bit different. Rather than navigating a maze of trainers, you are tasked with answering a series of questions. Answering any of the randomly generated questions incorrectly will send the player back to the start. The following are a list of the questions and answers in Ruby and Sapphire:

  • One of these Pokémon uses Scratch. Which one is it? (Nincada)
  • One of these Pokémon is not found on Route 103. Which one is it? (Nincada)
  • One of these Pokémon is not of the Grass type. Which one is it? (Nincada)
  • The Devon Researcher was looking for what Pokémon in Petalburg Woods? (Shroomish)
  • Which of these Pokémon was chasing Prof. Birch? (Poochyena)
  • Which costs more? Three {Poké Balls or one Super Potion? (Super Potion)
  • Sell one Great Ball and buy one Potion. How much money remains? (Nothing)
  • Sell one Escape Rope and buy one Burn Heal. How much remains? (Pokémon Dollar175)
  • Do one Full Heal and Great Ball cost more than one Revive? (They will cost less.)
  • Rustboro Gym Leader Roxanne used a Geodude. Was it male or female? (♀)
  • In Dewford Hall, were there more men or women? (Males)
  • The first trainer in Dewford Gym was male or female? (Female)
  • How many signs are there in Lilycove City? (8)
  • How many people give you berries at the Pretty Petal Flower Shop? (1)
  • How many bikes does Rydel have on display outside his cycle shop? (8)
  • Which Pokémon was offered for a trade at the Pokémon Trainer's School? (Seedot)

The following are a list of the questions and answers in Emerald:

  • One of these Pokémon is not found on Route 110. Which one is it? (Taillow)
  • One of these Pokémon is not of the Water type. Which one is it? (Azurill)
  • One of these Pokémon does not use Leech Life. Which one is it? (Dustox)
  • Which of these Pokémon did Wally borrow from your father? (Zigzagoon)
  • Which of these Pokémon was chasing Prof. Birch? (Zigzagoon)
  • Which of these Pokémon did Team Aqua use in Petalburg Forest? (Poochyena)
  • Which costs more? Three Harbor Mails or one Burn Heal? (Burn Heal)
  • Sell one Great Ball and buy one Potion. How much money remains? (Nothing)
  • Do one Repel and Soda Pop cost more than one Super Potion? (They will cost less.)
  • In Seashore House, were there more men or women? (Male)
  • In Lavaridge Town, were there more elderly men or elderly women? (Elderly men)
  • In the Trainer's School, how many girl students were there? (1)
  • In Slateport's Pokémon Fan Club, how many Pokémon were there? (3)
  • In Fortree City, how many tree houses were there? (6)
  • On the Cycling Road, how many Triathletes were there? (8)

Completing this puzzle grants TM12 (Taunt).

Puzzle 6: Angled Door Maze[edit]

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The Mind Badge is necessary to unlock this puzzle. It is composed of flipping gates similar to those found in Fortree Gym. A Glitter Mail can be found.

Trainer
Bird Keeper Benny
Trainer
Pokémon Ranger Sophia
Trainer
Pokémon Ranger Sebastian

Completing this puzzle will grant a Magnet, which powers up Electric-type moves.

Puzzle 7: Boost Tile or Rotating Maze[edit]

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To attempt this puzzle, one must first earn the Rain Badge. This puzzle is composed of spinning tiles, similar to the one found in Mossdeep Gym. Switches must be pulled to adjust the direction of red tiles. A Tropic Mail can also be found in the room.

Trainer
Psychic Joshua
Trainer
Hex Maniac Patricia
Trainer
Psychic Alexis

Completing this puzzle will grant a PP Max.

Puzzle 8: Sliding Maze[edit]

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To attempt this puzzle, the final one offered at the Trick House, one must first defeat the Elite Four. Much like the ice puzzles in many games, this one has you sliding across the floor until you hit an obstacle. In this puzzle, you may find a Bead Mail and a Nugget.

Trainer
Cooltrainer Leroy
Trainer
Cooltrainer Vincent
Trainer
Psychic Alexis

Completing this puzzle will grant the Blue Tent or Red Tent ornament, depending on the version of the game you're playing. In Emerald the player can choose which one they want.

You can also find a hidden Nugget underneath a cushion in the prize room after finishing all 8 puzzles

Emerald Layouts[edit]

In Emerald all 8 rooms have slightly different layouts, but the puzzles are essentially the same.