Pokemon Red Hack - Pokemon Pale Red

Discussion in 'Other Handhelds' started by SUDoKuNa, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. SUDoKuNa

    SUDoKuNa Newbie

    Apr 16, 2012
    I plan to hack Pokemon Red into a copy of Pokemon Black and White.
    I have not yet started, and this project may never be finished, but It's just something I'll try to do.

    I have not much skill in hacking territory, and as such may not be able to add all 156 Pokemon. I will be shortenning the list to the 151. The Pokemon that will be removed are: Coballion, Terrakion, Virizion, Deerling and Sawsbuck. The musketeer trio because there isn't another trio that I could put them in, and Deerling and Sawsbuck because there isn't any ability to add seasons into the game.

    The Gym Leaders/Elite 4. The town's names will not be changed. This is basically a 'what if' scenario. 'What if Kanto had Unova Pokemon instead. The sprites will also be changed.

    I do not yet have the hacking tools I need, but here is a list of what I will need/get:
    Text Editor
    Sprite Editor
    Trainer Name Editor
    Wild Pokemon Editor
    Trainer Pokemon Editor
    Something that can change town names

    I will start this hack soon. Please give criticism about this idea.
  2. ammaralmuary

    ammaralmuary Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    goodluck man!
    sounds hard to me :0
    last time i play around with pokemon editing tools = chaos
    maybe i'm not very experience in using them :O
  3. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    Seems like you'll actually have to learn how to hack roms, isn't that great? :)
  4. kthnxshwn

    kthnxshwn Banned

    May 2, 2010
    United States
    The only thing harder than "hacking" Pokemon ROMs is opening cereal boxes without ripping the little tab.
  5. alphamule

    alphamule GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2011
    United States
    Depends on the level of hack. Agreed that most are simple "change starter" or "different items in shops" mods and not hacks in the 'clever' sense of the word. Those are more like the "quick buck, intellectually lazy" hacks in the literary sense. I remember how involved the old NES and SNES game hacking were, as well, BTW. ROMHacking and related forums and IRC channels rocked when people were figuring out the SNES games!

    Since there's source code of a remade version of Red, why not just go help them upgrade it to support 16-bit types and the new moves and such?