Please help ASAP! It’s my first time playing through emerald and I’ve just been to Meteor falls and saved that scientist guy from team magma and aqua, and I went out from the cave but I jumped over the ledges and ended up in rustboro city and can’t get back to where I need to be because Mr Briney isn’t in his house!! The last badge I got was from the electric gym and I haven’t got surf :/
I also can’t go back to where I last saved because I saved after jumped over the ledge stupidly :(
To my understanding, Mr. Briney doesn’t make an appearance until the post game of Emerald after you beat Norman and have Surf.
Hope this helps! :)