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How do you get 99 rare candies in "Pokemon Ruby"?

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Rare candies cannot be bought in any of the Pok��mon games, but Generation III introduced a way to gather as many as you need using the Pickup ability. This method relies on probability, so it can take hours of grinding.

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  1. Pick up a Pickup

    The first thing you need is to have a Pok��mon with the Pickup ability in your party. In Pok��mon Ruby, only six Pok��mon can have Pickup: Meowth, Aipom, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Zigzagoon and Linoone.

  2. Pick a fight

    Make sure that your Pok��mon with Pickup is not holding any items, then go around battling other Pok��mon. After every fight, there is a 10 percent chance that your Pok��mon will pick up an item and another 10 percent chance that the item will be a Rare Candy. The Pok��mon with Pickup doesn't need to fight to use its ability after a battle.

  3. Repeat

    Every time your Pok��mon picks up an item, put it away and keep looking for battles. Continue this process until you gather 99 Rare Candies.

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