I am trying to increase my Feebas' beauty to make it a Milotic for a gen 3 living dex, but when I planted the Pamtre berry trying to double it it refuses to grow past the "One PAMTRE BERRY was planted here" stage, and remains a mound of dirt.
No message stating the internal battery has run dry pops up when I turn the game on, and the Shoal Cave tides still shift every 6 hours. The clock in my character's room also keeps time consistently whether or not the cartridge is inserted in my gameboy.
I know that the Pamtre berry takes 72 hours to grow in 18 hour stages but I planted it over a week ago and it hasn't progressed to the next stage once whether I water it or not.
I've also just planted a Cheri berry and Rawst berry next to the Pamtre to see if it's all berries having this issue.
The only other details I can think to add are the dirt patch I planted in is the northern-most patch on Route 104 just below Rustboro, and the version of the cartridge/game is the European english release.
Please help, is there something I'm missing???