Pokemon Zef Sun & Moon (Hard Mode Hack) Released 1/10/17

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by CaptainZef, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. CaptainZef
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    Explanation:
    As good as Sun and Moon are, I had a few personal issues with the game, here are a few:
    Almost no trainers had more than 3 Pokemon
    The distribution of new Pokemon was awful, a lot being 1-5% chances of them appearing
    The regional dex was smaller than the previous entry in the series

    In this hack, I aimed to fix all of this.

    Features:
    • Over 200 additional Pokemon added to the region
    • Every single trainer in the game has been edited to be harder, AI of every important story trainer improved
    • More generic NPC 'route bosses'
    • Bad Pokemon have been buffed to be usable, an example is Ledian being Bug/Fighting with better stats and a wider movepool (Optional)
    • Level curve drastically increased, but balanced out along the way
    • Every Pokemon can evolve without trading, an example is Magmarizer becoming a 'Use' item like the Fire Stone
    • Various moves have been buffed to be more useful (ex: Needle Arm is base 85)
    • Thrifty Megamart was changed to hold more useful items (Every item needed to evolve a Pokemon pretty much)
    • Magearna and Marshadow available through ingame trades
    • Totem Pokemon rebalanced to be more difficult
    • Most Pokemon have their Hidden Abilities available
    • Wider distribution of new moves (Smart Strike, High Horsepower)
    • Custom music (Optional)



    If you want to play the game without rebalanced Pokemon and moves
    Go into SaltySD/SunMoon/a/ and delete the following:
    • a\0\1\1
    • a\0\1\3
    • a\0\1\7


    "Why should I play this?"
    Most Pokemon fans are constantly complaining about lack of difficulty, and I feel this makes Sun & Moon just hard enough for most of the older Pokemon fans to enjoy. With a whole bunch of new Pokemon to find and use in the region, a majority of them being buffed, retyped and having revamped level up sets, I feel that this is worth playing through to enjoy Sun & Moon again, with a challenge being present.

    I'm confident in how much I know Pokemon, and so are the other two people that worked with me. We've made sure to make this as enjoyable as we can.

    Screenshots: (more will come as the game gets closer to release)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!



    Credits(twitter):
    ROM Hackers:
    • @TheRealZef
    • @PletmanJones
    • @ThatDude433

    Various

    • @SuperTurtle for graphic design
    • @Kaphotics for creating pk3ds
    • @Mewmore and @Kamex_55 for some music
    If I'm missing anyone, please let me know

    Finishing Up
    If you encounter any gamebreaking bugs, please message me on twitter. Please don't bother anyone else credited here, just me.
    This game can only be played by having Luma3DS installed on your 3DS. This can be done to every single 3DS out now. I will not explain how, information is everywhere.
    DO NOT TALK ABOUT PIRACY.

    Downloads:
    As of the first release, the game can be played start to finish.
    FIRST RELEASE 1/10/17
     
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  2. hii915

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    Cool! will try, is there a way to randomize SUMO?
     
  3. DesperadoV3

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    Cool!
     
  4. windhazard

    windhazard GBAtemp Regular

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    Can we have a change log for new pokemon types/moves/abilities?

    I understand that there's a txt file which lists everything but it'd be better to just list the changed stuffs, no?
     
    Last edited by windhazard, Jan 11, 2017
  5. CaptainZef
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    the .txt file is incredibly long
     
  6. TheGreatAce309

    TheGreatAce309 Newbie

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    Unfortunately whenever I try playing this mod, it gives me slower loading times and bad framerates. I really want to fix this, but have no idea how.