View Full Version : [Tutorial] HG/SS : Edit the starters !

January 17th, 2013, 08:00 AM
Tool needed :

-Crystal Tile 2
-Any hex editor

1) Decompress arm9 binarie:

Open your rom with Crystal Tile 2
Click on the ds logo
Right click on FSI.CT/arm9.bin and click Extract
Don't close Crytal Tile 2, you'll need it again

2) Edit Arm9 binarie:

Open arm9.bin with an hex editor
Look for "98 00 00 00 9B 00 00 00 9E 00 00 00"

98 is the national pokédex number of the grass starter in base 16 = 9 *16 + 8 = 152
9B is the national pokédex number of the fire starter in base 16 = 9 *16 + B = 155
9E is the national pokédex number of the water starter in base 16 = 9 *16 + E = 158

(use a converter if you don't know how to calculate : http://www.kaagaard.dk/service/convert.htm)

Let's put kanto starters:

Save the modifications
Go back to Crystal Tile 2
Right click on FSI.CT/arm9.bin and click Compression
Save and close

And you're done =)


To change the names, open *****y'DS Map editor, Text editor and the text you want to change is the text 190

Hacker Bisharp
January 18th, 2013, 04:24 AM
Thanks a lot! This is a awesome tutorial^^

March 17th, 2013, 05:11 PM
NICE post, man.
Where is the adress to change the starters that Oak and Steve give?

One more thing...
When I change the starters this way, Why my Rival always choose Chikorita?
How can I change this?

Thank you Very Much for help! xD

September 28th, 2013, 09:26 AM
Hi I'm doing what you have written but it wont let me save it.