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Title Screen

Mobile Trainer

Also known as: Mobile Starter Cartridge (original name)
Developers: Mobile21, MissingLink
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Color
Released in JP: January 27, 2001


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

See, this is why game preservation is important.
This game is defunct.
Do note the game no longer works at all without modifications. This is most likely due to the game's servers being shut down. As a result, further official developments with the game are unlikely to happen.

The Mobile Trainer was used along with a peripheral that allowed Game Boy Colors to connect to cell phones, allowing players to communicate with each other wirelessly. However, much of its target audience was unable to use it (without parental permission), multiple cables were required for different phones, and not many games used it extensively. As a result, it was shut down in December 2002.

Debug Mode

Mobile Trainer (GBC) debug.png

Use the Game Genie code 190-05B-7FF to start the game in the Debug Mode (no mobile link device needed).

Here you may toggle on or off some internal debug flags. There are 8-bit value and 8 debug flags to toggle. You may choose which flags to toggle either in decimal or binary representations. Pressing Start will toggle between decimal and binary modes.

In both modes, press Left / Right to select the digit to edit. Press A to change this digit.

In the decimal edit mode there are 5 digits, but only 3 of them are editable. If you select two other digits, the A button will reset the number to zero.

Press Select or B to exit this menu and return to the normal game.


(Source: Háčky, CaH4e3 (activation))

Sound Test

Mobile Trainer (GBC) soundtest.png

Use the Game Genie codes 1B0-05B-7FF + 400-03B-E6A to start the game in Sound Test mode (no mobile link device needed).

Below is a list of music indices and where they are used.

  • 00: No sound
  • 01: Title screen
  • 02: Main menu
  • 03: Email menu
  • 04: Email subject
  • 05: Input email text
  • 06: Address book
  • 07: Sending an email (creation)
  • 08: Mobile settings
  • 09: Setting sub-menus
  • 0A: Connecting to DION
  • 0B: Connecting to server
  • 0C: Sending an email (operation)
  • 0D: Connection terminated
  • 0E: Sent and received mail menu
  • 0F: ???
  • 10: Choose how to delete an email
  • 11: Homepage menu
  • 12: Connection prompt
  • 13: Completed connection
  • 14: ???
  • 15: Communication error
  • 16: Help menu
  • 17: Feature explanation
  • 18: No sound (unused?)
  • 19: Welcome message
  • 1A: Mobile dictionary
  • 1B: No sound (unused?)
  • 1C: ??? (similar or identical to 0F)
  • 1D: Time prompt
  • 1E-28: Title screen copy (unused?)
  • 29-46: Sound effects


(Source: Torchickens)

Error Test

Mobile Trainer (GBC)-errortest.png

Use the Game Genie code 800-03B-E6A+490-04B-E6B+190-05B-7FF to start the game in Error Messages Test mode. The controls are the same as in Sound Test mode.

Test Messages

Starting at 0xB42BB in the ROM are a few test messages.

Original Message Translation
こんど、またあそぼう
マリオ
またあそぼうね
mario@mario.ne.jp
Play again this time.
Mario
Let's Play Again.
mario@mario.ne.jp
7がつのさいしょのにちようびに、
やきゅうをするからこいよ
クッパだいおう
やきゅうやるぞ
kuppa@mario.ne.jp
On the first Sunday of July,
I'll come out from playing baseball.
King Bowser
I'm playing baseball.
kuppa@mario.ne.jp
ついにポケモンのさいしんさくがとうじょうするぞ!
「ポケットモンスター苔」くわしくはにんてんどうのホームページへGO!
メールマガジンGB
GAMER's Life
grave01@natird.ad.jp
At last, the new Pokémon are gonna be introduced!
For more on "Pokémon Moss", go to Nintendo's home page!
e-Mail Magazine GB
GAMER's Life
grave01@natird.ad.jp
メールセンターのメンテナンスのため、
7/14~7/20までのきかん、メールをチェックできなくなります
あらかじめごりょうしょうください
GBセンター
だいじなおしらせ
ieve@makopi.ne.jp
Because of maintenance on the mail center,
please take note that you will not be able to check your mail
for a period, starting from July 14 and going until July 20.
GB Center
Important Notice
ieve@makopi.ne.jp
くくく・・・
むだい
p@p.ne.jp
Hehehe...
Untitled
p@p.ne.jp
(Source: Háčky (text); divingkataetheweirdo (translations))