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Ok,I know that Action Replay is NOT a good idea to use,but is there a way I can use it without messing up my game?
e.g Using only a few cheats at a time.

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The only way to protect your game from Action Replay 100% is by not using it.

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Nope. Action-replay will always have a chance of messing with your game. Though Pokegen and Pokesav are much safer alternatives(and are less looked down upon).

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Just to clarify, it crashes from using too many codes at once. If you only use a few cheat codes, as Glameow said, I can almost guarantee it won't crash. The whole "it'll mess up your game" myth comes around from people using too many complex and specific codes at once.
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They don't mess up your game...If you use to many cheats the Action Replay will just not work.

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That is not true. It is a well known fact that AR can corrupt the save file.
Well i used to use it until it broke.It lasted for 2 years and my ds is still here and my pokemon platinum save file is still there...
My brother and I got the AR DSi.  I only used it to get 900 Master Balls for a test.  Then I gave it to my brother.
It lasted about 5 minutes.
Action Replay messed up my PC box in Emerald version. Now I can't access it to withdraw or deposit any Pokemon and I was going to add some legendaries to my team to trade to Pokemon Colosseum and XD, but now I guess I can't do that. When I was playing normally, I forgot to pick up the Super Rod from Mosdeep City and I was trying to figure out where this Feebas slot was. Well, these wild Pokemon in the waters of Route 119 were getting on my nerves, and I fished up other Pokemon other than Feebas, like all these Carvanha. You see, when I was getting near the end of the game the first time, I was interested in the cloning glitch, which could only be done at the Battle Frontier, so I rushed through the game, so I can beat the Elite Four, choose a Lati, and then get recruited by Scott to the Battle Frontier, and do this glitch at the Battle Tower. So I used an action replay code just now to force Feebas to appear so I can just get it by surfing, but it didn't work. Remember I just got my action replay too, so I'm just testing codes on my action replay, but I have many Pokemon on my game that are not mine.

However, that's not all I did. I also tried to use a warp code to help me get to Mirage Island because I wanted a Liechi Berry so bad from there to help me with Pokemon Emerald and XD. Because my game's battery has been dead for a long time, time will not progress and it kind of hurts that because of that for that reason, I cannot get to Mirage Island. I also included the code where to get a special Mirage Island Pokemon, shiny Feebas, and by listening to someone from Yahoo Answers, I went and removed every single Pokemon from every box in position 1 to another slot, except the first time I forgot about Lotad in Box 1, but it was only level 4, mind you, because this Mirage Island Pokemon will appear in a random box in slot 1, but it wasn't true. The Pokemon didn't show up. The only thing it did after I saved after obtaining the rod was corrupt my save file, or just totally ruin and devastate it.