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I'm trying to get a female Growlithe for breeding purposes, and I've been running into them with my male Wigglytuff, but it doesn't seem to be working. I've found mostly males. I know that the cute charm thing works in Emerald and beyond, but does it work in Fire Red?

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It doesn't work on Fire Red

It seems that the ability cute charm works outside of battle in every game from Emerald and onwards.

Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Cute Charm is first in the party, even if it has fainted, the chance of encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender is 66.7%, regardless of gender ratios. This does not affect a swarming Pokémon species or Pokémon found in Hidden Grottos.

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I kinda guessed after searching for over an hour. Well I did get my female growlithe eventually. But thanks
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everything that I can find says it works from emerald onwards. emerald came out after LeafGreen/FireRed so it does not appear that it works for the encounter rate in FireRed.

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