Friday, July 12, 2013

Pokémon DarkViolet

There’s no fancy presentation, deal with it.

This hack is a remake of the very first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red & Green. This is how I would remake them, and it’s totally different from FireRed & LeafGreen. This will be a Kanto adventure you’ve never experienced, and it will be totally modernized, and fun. This is my reboot of Pokémon, think of it as a new Generation I. This isn’t a Gen III hack, this isn’t a Gen IV/V wannabe hack, this is Chaos Rush’s Generation I game.

STORY: This world is inhabited far and wide by creatures called Pokémon. For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for battling. There are numerous mysteries surrounding them, and they are a popular subject of research. Either way, humans live in harmony with Pokémon, and they have done so for ages.

Meanwhile, three teenagers, two from Pallet Town and one from Viridian City, decide to travel through the Kanto region to collect eight badges of Kanto, and to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. The names of the teens are Red, Green, and Blue, and they each have received a Pokémon from Professor Oak. They have no idea what awaits them, such as an increasingly threatening crime organization known as Team Rocket. The three of them will meet many people on their journey, some helpful, such as Blue’s older sister Daisy. They will also meet Kamon, a younger boy who claims to despise Team Rocket, and is always right on their tail. What are Kamon’s motives? Or more importantly, what are Team Rocket’s motives?

*210 Pokémon available
*All 210 Pokémon will have sprites from my DS-style 64x64 Sprite Project
*113 new moves added. Over half of them are Gen IV moves, a few Gen V moves, and a few custom moves. No old moves were replaced, thus there is now a total of 467 moves. At the time of posting this thread, I have spent the past two months working on a ROM base that contains these added moves, which this hack is based off of
*A few old moves have new animations
*Physical/Special split
*Important characters have their own battle theme
*Lots of redone music
*custom instruments, such as the church organ and the "orchestra hit" sample
*All 210 Pokemon have their moveset redone (new movesets are based closely off of B2/W2 movesets)
*Entire game re-scripted & re-mapped from scratch
*Map layouts and architectural design of the Kanto region will be based off of how it appears in HG/SS. However, unlike HG/SS, Route 23 will actually exist.
*And much more…

R/S/E-ified features:
*R/S/E style graphics (yes I'm serious)
*Removal of the stupid flashback feature to make it more like R/S/E
*Removal of first-person view artwork to make it more like R/S/E (and every single Pokémon game that's not FR/LG or HG/SS)
*You actually face the trainer when another trainer walks up to you
*Removal of colored-text based on gender
*Proper item fanfares, instead of being limited to the level-up sound

1. Brock
2. Misty
3. Lt. Surge
4. Erika
5. ??? (not Giovanni)
6. Koga
7. Sabrina
8. Blaine

Name: Red
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Pallet Town who has decided he wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Green and Blue, he receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on his Kanto journey.

Name: Green
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Viridian City who has decided she wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Red and Blue, she receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on her Kanto journey.

Name: Blue
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Pallet Town who has decided he wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Red and Green, he receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on his Kanto journey.

Name: Daisy
Age: 20
Info: A young adult who supports Red, Green, and Blue throughout their journey. She is Blue’s older sister. She leaves home with her younger brother Blue, but while Blue is collecting Kanto Gym Badges, Daisy has other important business.

Name: Kamon
Age: 13
Info: A mysterious boy that Red, Green, and Blue encounter several times. He claims to hate Team Rocket, and says he will destroy them once and for all, along with anyone who gets in his way. He is always seen with Team Rocket, presumably because he is following them. Or is he? He is very mysterious, claiming to hate Team Rocket, and to hate the weak. He clearly has a motive for destroying Team Rocket, as his hate towards them had to develop somewhere. What are his motives?

Name: Giovanni
Age: ???
Info: It’s no secret that he has a high standing in Team Rocket. He is indeed the leader of Team Rocket. He claims that Team Rocket is a “Pokémon Research Organization”, hence why Team Rocket is always committing crimes for money, since research is supposedly expensive. Anyone with a brain can suspect that he has other reasons for collecting money. However, there is actually some truth to his claims. He is indeed researching something, and he does have scientists working for him, and the research is indeed expensive. But what is he researching?

Name: Mr. Fuji
Age: ???
Info: The Champion of Kanto who has announced his plans for retirement, due to his old age. Red, Green, and Blue encounter him during their journey, and he has valuable information regarding Team Rocket’s plans.

Q: Why is Giovanni no longer a Gym Leader? Is he still in the game?
A: You will be able to re-battle Gym Leaders. If Giovanni was a Gym Leader, he would not be able to be re-battled due to the plot. However, he is still in the game, in fact, he is basically the main antagonist.

Q: Who is the new Gym Leader?
A: I want it to be a surprise. But here’s a hint: It is a character that has appeared in all games that Kanto has appeared in. This character is somewhat of a minor character in R/G/B/Y, G/S/C, FR/LG, and HG/SS, but in DarkViolet, this character will play a more prominent role, appearing several times during the story, and as a Gym Leader in Pokémon DarkViolet.

Q: Who is Kamon?
A: Kamon is Giovanni’s son. Yes, he is basically the rival from G/S/C/HG/SS. He will be appearing several times in Pokémon DarkViolet, and you will get to battle him several times as well.

Q: Why is he named "Kamon" and not "Silver"?
A: Each region has a trio of trainers. The HG/SS rival is Giovanni's son. Each region has a trio of main character trainers. Kamon's counterparts are Ethan and Lyra. If Kamon was named Silver, then that means Ethan and Lyra would have to be named Gold and Crystal, but I'm sticking with Ethan and Lyra. Since Ethan and Lyra have "real" names, "Silver" must receive a real, non-color name, and thus it's Kamon. Kamon happens to be the second name option in Pokémon Silver (the first option is Silver).

Q: There are 210 Pokémon in DarkViolet’s Kanto Dex. Aren’t there only 151 Pokémon in Generation I? What Pokémon have you added?
A: Pokémon from the first four Generations are available. Most of the added Pokémon are related to Generation I Pokémon. This means you can evolve your Golbat into Crobat. ALL Pokémon that are related to Generation I Pokémon by evolution are available, such as Crobat, Blissey, Politoed, Magmortar, Electivire, all Eevee evolutions, etc. There are a couple evolutionary families not related to Generation I Pokémon in any way.

Q: Will there be any Pokémon available besides the 210 in the Kanto Dex?
A: Nope, sorry. The only Pokémon available are the 210 Pokémon in the Kanto Dex. After all, the Generation I games only had 151 Pokémon. Think of this hack as a new Generation I.

Q: Why did you remove the text-color feature?
A: In the Japanese FR/LG, every NPC spoke in plain black text regardless of gender. The blue/red text thing was only in the international releases of FR/LG, and it was never used in any game again, ever. I think it's pointless, and if I were to make a Pokémon game from scratch, I would not include that feature, therefore, I have taken it out of my FireRed ROM.

Q: Why is this hack called DarkViolet?
A: Because Mewtwo is the mascot. And Mewtwo is, his tail is arguably dark-violet.

Q: Isn't the girl's name supposed to be Leaf?
A: I don't care. She will be Green. I mean, if the dude's official name is Red, and the rival's official name is Blue, then the most logical name to call the girl would be Green. Not freaking "Leaf". Also, Green was meant to appear in the 1st Generation Pokemon games. Here's beta artwork of her from Gen I, and here's more beta artwork of her. Now...pretend you've never heard of the phrase, "Pokémon LeafGreen Version". Or just pretend you're in the year 1998. If you saw that girl, and you knew that the guy's name is Red, and the rival's name is Blue, what would you think the girl's name would be? Green, duh.

All Evolution Changes:
Graveler --Friendship----> Golem
Machoke --Friendship----> Machamp
Onix --Metal Stone---> Steelix
Magneton --Metal Stone---> Magnezone
Haunter --Friendship----> Gengar
Poliwhirl --Royal Stone---> Politoed
Kadabra --Friendship----> Alakazam
Slowpoke --Royal Stone---> Slowking
Eevee --Ask Bill for his special pendant---> --Sun Rock------> Espeon
Eevee --Ask Bill for his special pendant---> --Moon Rock-----> Umbreon
Eevee --Ask Bill for his special pendant---> --Moss Rock-----> Leafeon
Eevee --Ask Bill for his special pendant---> --Ice Rock------> Glaceon
Mime Jr. --Lv18----------> Mr. Mime
Porygon --PoryDisc------> Porygon2
Porygon2 --PoryDisc2.0---> Porygon-Z
Magmar --Omega Stone---> Magmortar
Scyther --Metal Stone---> Scizor
Electabuzz --Omega Stone---> Electivire
Tangela --Lv40----------> Tangrowth
Rhydon --Omega Stone---> Rhyperior
Seadra --Omega Stone---> Kingdra
Lickitung --Lv40----------> Lickilicky
Feebas --Royal Stone---> Milotic
Happiny --Royal Stone---> Chansey


What some of the new attacks will look like:

-Every person that made the various tools I used
-Jambo51, for his ASM code for the Trainer Battle facing fix, for telling me how to extend the available Direct Sound tracks, and some other stuff
-Mastermind_X, for his music variable hack
-DoesntKnowHowToPlay, for his Physical/Special split hack
-Gamer2020, for making PGE, which made the process of adding new moves significantly easier
-giradialkia, for being there with this project since the very beginning during my previous incarnations of this, and also for composing Giovanni's battle theme
-NintendoBoyDX, for helping me port the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald tile system over to FireRed
-metalflygon08, for suggesting the renaming of the custom move "Water Drain" to "Osmosis"
-Darthatron, for his tutorial on porting the Black 2/White 2 repel system to FireRed

(5/27/13) Alpha 2.2: NEWEST

Older releases:
(5/26/13) Alpha 2.1
(5/26/13) Alpha 2.0
(1/6/13) Alpha 1.0

Length of latest release: Up to & including Pewter City.
Next planned release: Beta 1.0
Length of next planned release: Silph Co. & Gym Leader Sabrina.
Alpha 2.2
-"follow me" guy in Pewter City fixed
-Museum clerk freeze fixed
-All flags are re-adjusted accordingly when losing to Kamon in Pewter Museum, thus fixing all glitches related to it
-extremely minor dialogue change in Pewter Museum event
-when receiving the Old Amber from Brock, the correct Key Item fanfare now plays

Alpha 2.1
-fixed major glitch in Charmeleon's level-up moves




  1. I have a question. Which cheats would work on this hack? :3

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