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    Some of you from PokéCommunity may already have heard of this hack, but I have decided to bring it here, as I want people that aren't Pokémon fans to try this. Or at least, people that aren't as familiar with Pokémon to try this.

    This is a hack of Pokémon FireRed Version.

    Box art front: http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/DarkViolet/DarkVioletFront_zpsc97b2c3c.png
    Box art back: http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/DarkViolet/DarkVioletBack_zps12cc8b64.png

    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?

    FEATURES:
    *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.
    *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

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

    MAIN CHARACTER BIOS:
    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&A:
    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, Magmortar, 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 dark-violet...er...kinda...well, his tail is arguably dark-violet. :P

    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.

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    Credits:
    -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, also for the No Guard ability ASM code
    -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
    -diegoisawesome, for fixing the "Presents" graphic in the intro
    -MrDollSteak, major contributor to the 64x64 DS-Style Pokémon Sprite Resource, and also for implementing some Pokémon abilities from Gen IV and V, and for some revised attack animations
    -karatekid552, for the evolution slot expansion, enabling Eevee to have seven different evolutions

    Pokédex/Evolution Guide: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=8055191&postcount=868

    Known Bugs/Glitches:
    *When doing an action (such as right before Surf/Fly/Cut, etc.) in the overworld, if you're standing at a place where your reflection is visible, the sprite's reflection will glitch up. This is because I expanded the action sprite to the size that it is in RSE for style continuity, and I'm assuming the reflection still assumes its the original size. I don't know how to fix it other than change the size back to what it was in FireRed, meaning the sprite would look kinda crammed/squished should I do that.

    *During a battle if the user and opponent both have Motor Drive as their ability, when the ability activates it will only reference the user's name. While technically a bug, the only Pokémon in the game that has Motor Drive is Electivire, and no one in Beta 2 has an Electivire, so idk why I'm even pointing this out because there's no way to actually experience this glitch in Beta 2 lol

    *U-turn and Volt Switch produces some weird results if you only have one Pokémon

    ROM dump that the patch is based on: 1636 - Pokemon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels)

    Downloads:
    (1/26/14) Beta 2.1: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8hae6lzeittj21u/PokemonDarkVioletBeta+2_1.zip NEWEST
    Make sure you patch to the same ROM dump that I have.

    Older releases:
    (1/22/14) Beta 2.0
    (10/28/13) Beta 1.1
    (10/5/13) Beta 1.0
    (5/27/13) Alpha 2.2
    (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 Silph Co. & Sabrina
    Next planned release: Full game

    Changelog:
    Beta 2.1
    - Eggs now hatch faster if you have a Pokémon with Magma Armor or Flame Body in your party (credit to HackMew)
    - Quick Claw freeze glitch fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
    - Sucker Punch fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
    - Poison Heal fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
    - the tall grass now has R/S/E's animation rather than FireRed's
    - new palette for Viridian Forest
    - missing footprints added
    - Vulpix and Ninetales can no longer have Drought because it's too OP and dumb. If you already caught a Vulpix/Ninetales with Drought, it will revert to Flash Fire.
    - Eevee now has Adaptability (I accidentally gave it Chrlorophyll in 2.0 for some reason)
    - the flag for HM03 has been fixed, so for the people who weren't able to get Surf because they went to Saffron Gym first, you can get Surf now
    - NPC in Mr. Fuji's house now has the correct dialogue
    - Music continuation glitch after S.S. Anne event has been fixed
    - Reckless, Sheer Force, Iron Fist, Overcoat, and Bullet Proof are now properly implemented
    - move descriptions corrected
    - other minor things

    Beta 2.0 MAJOR RELEASE

    Beta 1.1
    -Issues when teleporting to the wrong place has been fixed
    -After using Disable, glitchy text won't appear anymore
    -Movement permission error in Viridian Forest fixed
    -The guy who got robbed in Cerulean now has correct dialogue after you beat the Rocket Grunt
    -The cut tree by the Hiker on Route 10 no longer freezes the game
    -Rocket Grunt script on Nugget Bridge no longer repeats (Note: You will have to fight him one more time if you already fought him, because I changed the variable that the script uses in order for it to work)
    -TM03 has been changed back to Water Pulse
    -Misty's Pokémon now use Water Pulse instead of Scald, so her Starmie isn't super OP anymore
    -The TM lady in the Underground Market now sells Sandstorm
    -Brain Freeze now has a new animation
    -A couple typos fixed
    -New Bicycle music, a remix made by me, with inspiration from Pokémon Origins
    -The Charmander family now learns Dragonbreath instead of Draco Bullet/Dragon Rage
    -Eevee can now evolve into Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon

    Beta 1.0 MAJOR RELEASE

    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

    Alpha 2.0 MAJOR RELEASE

    Alpha 1 MAJOR RELEASE

    My note:
    When you play this game, I kindly ask for you to forget about everything you know about Pokémon, and to play this game as if it were your first Pokémon game. I don't care about your nostalgia at all, so if you play this game thinking of Red/Blue and FireRed/LeafGreen, you will be disappointed (or pleasantly surprised? idk). Play this game as if you've never played a Pokémon game before, and this is just some new RPG that you're going to try out. If you play this game hoping it will make you feel nostalgic about the original games, then you will be very, very disappointed.

    Also, if you identify as a "genwunner", then you should probably never, ever play this hack, ever. You have been warned :)
     
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  2. buddrosse

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    will there be still any alpha 3 or alpha 4? i dont really wanna play in-development version.
     
  3. Castiel

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    This hack actually looks really awesome. It is very well created. I wish you well in making this hack known :)
     
  4. Ziggy Zigzagoon

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    In other words, we are to do the same thing that Earthbound fans did upon playing Mother 1, right?

    Either way, I always like playing new Pokémon ROM hacks. This should be pleasant.
     
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    That is one BAMF Bulbasaur you've got in your screenshots.

    Also, my bet for the new ??? Gym leader? The old man from Viridian City. XD
     
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    Correct. Otherwise people that are purists/nostalgiafreaks would find too many problems with this game. This is my re-imagining of the original Kanto story.

    Also I played Mother 1 first lol.
     
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    Nice hack, I'll definitely give it a try.
     
  8. ars25

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    I don't know what i am doing wrong but every time i try to play this it crashes the emulator. i tried different roms and they all crash. i don't know if the ips corrupted it self or if it is just the patcher?
     
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    New release! Beta 1.0! http://www.mediafire.com/?23373vpi9ppp24l

    This goes right up to the entrance to Rock Tunnel. There's a lot of content, so check it out!

    Also here's some more recent screenshots:
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    Please start a new save file. This will be the last release in which you have to do so! This is because the first time around I forgot to include the Fly flags to the towns, but they have now been added, so please start a new save file.

    Some changes to previous content:
    -Charmander family now learns Draco Bullet instead of Dragon Rage, which was way too OP
    -Ruby/Sapphire textbox, to match the tiles a bit more

    There will be a Beta 1.1 sometime soon which will allow you to obtain the missing Eeveelutions, as well as a new, R/S/E-styled remix for the Bicycle music, as well as any bug fixes that occur. The next release after Beta 1.1 will be the full game.
     
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    The hack looks pretty good! But i'll gonna try it once u finish it :)
     
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    :cry: I love you man....I just started a new save on Firered, but now I'm gonna start on this. Origins resurfaced my interest.
     
  14. DJ91990

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    Actually I think the Girl's name was Blue and the Rival's name was Green. This is explained here:

    (Taken from http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Green_(Adventures)#Background)
    I always called her Blue because it is a Japanese game and the Japanese called her Blue. Once again, localized game change crap that makes things confusing. It seemed like a great idea at first, but it just caused confusion between the international and Japanese versions.

    Also I think in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Blue (Gary) was called Green, and his room has a Green Carpet, much like Red's room has a Red Carpet. I think Blue (The Girl) was originally going to be an optional female main trainer you could play as in the Generation I remake, Pokemon Blue, but it was scrapped.

    This ROM Hack looks interesting and I think I'll give it a download, heck if it's good enough (and Nintendo won't flag the video) I may just Let's Play it on my Youtube Channel; Scythe Ironclaw!
     
  15. Chaos Rush

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    Believe me, I know all about the whole name issue thing, all because when they decided to localize Pokemon for the first time, they took the Japanese Blue version and changed the wild Pokemon and in-game trades to what they were in the Japanese Red & Green versions and released it worldwide as Pokemon Red & Blue. But that's part of history, and the rival's official localized name is Blue, regardless of the circumstances of why his name is Blue. I don't care about the circumstances behind why his official localized name is Blue, all that matters is that his official localized name is Blue, which is his name in every game that he's appeared in in which you can't name him:
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    Like I said, the reasons on why his name is Blue really don't matter at all. All that matters is that his official localized name is Blue, and in my hack I am using the official localized names (or most logical name choice based on confirmed names. No way I'm calling the girl fucking "Leaf") It's even confirmed on the Pokemon website that the Pokemon Origins dub is going to call him Blue, despite the fact that he has a green jacket.

    (oh and by the way, about the green carpet in his room in HG/SS, I made it a blue carpet in DarkViolet :P )
     
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    Well, your evidence proves that I am incorrect in my relocation of Heart Gold ans Soul Silver. I'll refer to the girl as Green then. It makes more sense than calling her Blue anyway (because Blue is a color often associated with boys, duh.)

    I have been playing Pokemon Dark Violet and I gotta say, I was blown away from what all was changed. I was just expecting some slight changes here and there but not this! Holy crap! The music has been changed or lowered in pitch, the routes were re-designed to match how they appeared in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, also you have two rivals instead of one. I also like the Pokemon Centers and how they are modeled after the Black and White ones with the Pokemart in them. Also adding in Black and White's Pokemon Center theme was a nice touch as well.
    When the final version of this rom hack comes out, I'll be sure to let's play it on my Youtube channel. I wonder if you are going to add in the Sevii Islands or if you are going to add a completely new area for post-game?
     
  17. basher11

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    Haven't seen this hack yet but I sure as hell like the look of it! Please keep working on this; it looks amazing! I'll be sure to keep checking for updates. :wink:
     
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    You wouldn't have to call her "Leaf", Blue would have been fine if you named Gary Green. But it doesn't really matter to me anyway, I like the hack regardless.
     
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    Why not name her Yellow?
     
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    Looks tempting. It reminds me of FireRed/LeafGreen, which I really love. But why is it rated T for Teen? I understand the modernization process, but Teen? Pokemon should be played by everyone, not just teens and older. (Yes, I still believe in the ESRB's rating system.)
     
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