POKEMON: Dark Rising 2 (Beta 2 Released)
I, DarkRisingGirl, proudly bring to you the sequel to the popular hack, Pokemon Dark Rising. This hack continues the story of you trying to rescue your father, releasing Arceus from it’s sealed chamber, and defeating the dark entity known as Darugis. This hack promises to bring a very engaging storyline, involving more character development from the cast you’ve encounter in the first hack along with new, more intriguing faces. Check out The Story So Far section & Features for more info! ^.^
The Story So Far
You, the player, wake up from a sudden dream you had in the region known as Core, where you live. In the dream, a Pokemon tells you of a dark force that has begun it's reawakening & asks for your aid in stopping it from causing chaos upon the world. You soon discover your best friend also had the same dream as well. After helping your town's professor, you set out on your own adventure paired with your Dragon-Type Pokemon with many unanswered questions in your mind. What is Darugis, the dark force the Pokemon spoke of? Along your journey, you discover Darugis can control the minds of people and Pokemon alike. You meet a man named V, who was a former assistant of your father, who Darugis now has captured along with the Pokemon from your dream. As your journey continues, you meet many enemies, some who become rivals, and even friends. Sydney, a young woman who watched Darugis's reawakening cause the death of her family and her village. Dray, a strong-willed Pokemon trainer who's father assisted your father in defeating Darugis years ago. And Florina, another strong trainer with a genius mind when it comes to technology. Together, along with your childhood friend, Pete, as well as assistance from a once enemy, Kayo, defeated Adrian, the champion of the Omni Region who happened to be one of Darugis's main puppets. Through this time, you've grown to become a very strong Pokemon trainer, even battling the likes of Ash Ketchum himself, the world's greatest trainer. You've also gained the ability to connect and bond with Legendary Pokemon. As some questions became clear with answers, more begin to grow in your mind. For example, what is the true connection between the 3 Chosen Ones? You have the power to Bond and communicate with Pokemon. A young man known as Light has the power to create Pokemon through energy. And your best friend, the 3rd Chosen One, what is his ability? There's still so much unanswered...
Now, You and the rest of your friends(Team Dark Rising) have set off to the Omni Region in search of Darugis & saving your father. Three days have past since the events at Malice Castle...The team has changed their gear, and left all traces of events within the Core Region behind them, including their Pokemon(Except their Dragons). What awaits you & the Team at the Omni Region? Is there an even bigger threat than Darugis being formed?
*Pokemon from Every Generation (1st-6th)
*Even more New Moves. Including Grass Knot, Stone Edge, Earth Power, Scald, Flare Blitz, and more.
* Hidden Abilities. Including Drought Vulpix, Drizzle Politoed, Speed Boost Torchic, and more.
*Completely redone learned moves for every Pokemon in the hack. All Pokemon will learn their best egg moves & move tutor attacks by level up instead of breeding & teaching it to them for a price. Including Dragon Dance Tyranitar/Tyrantrum, Stealth Rock/Spikes/Leech Seed Ferrothorn, Ice Punch/Fire Punch Electivire, and more.
*12 Gym Leaders
*Attacks that had their power changed in 6th gen will be changed in this hack as well. For example, Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Surf are now Base 90, instead of 95. (Hidden Power will remain the same as it did before 6th gen.)
*New Original Music custom designed just for this hack.
*All of the original Grass/Water/Fire Starters from Gen 1-5 will be available in specific areas in the hack with a 1% or 2% chance of them appearing.
*Choose your Dragon Starter from Dark Rising 1 in it’s final evolution as your first Pokemon or choose from the other two if you want to switch up this time around. (In other words, Dragonite/Salamence/Garchomp are the Starters)
This Is A Hack Of Fire Red.
http://i42.tinypic.com/25sr4li.png http://i48.tinypic.com/ofytma.png Oren/Orena: The Hero/Heroine of the hack. This young but very skilled Pokemon trainer is on a mission to save his/her father, release Arceus, and defeat Darugis while becoming the best Pokemon trainer in the world. He/She has the ability to bond with Pokemon, allowing him/her to understand the words spoken by legendary Pokemon. Despite only being a trainer for such a short time, he/she has earned the reputation of being a top prospect after defeating the OMNI-League Champion, Adrian.
http://i49.tinypic.com/2cong5i.png Kaz(Rival): Kaz is the best friend of Oren/Orena and also has an ability to connect with Pokemon. While that exact ability is unknown, he too has the power to release Arceus from it’s chamber and stop Darugis. Like Oren/Orena, Kaz is a very skilled trainer and tends to use plenty of offense in battle after boosting his Pokemon’s strength.
http://i48.tinypic.com/2ag3nnk.png Sydney: A powerful trainer who lost her parents due to Darugis’s reawakening. Although she is short-tempered, she has a very compassionate heart and manage to soothe the soul of Kyurem, before capturing it.
http://i46.tinypic.com/34tabtj.png Dray: A cocky yet skilled trainer, he has won numerous league tournaments in different regions and often has a joke for every situation. Despite being a comedian, he takes Pokemon very serious and is one of the top trainers in the world. He hopes to someday defeat Ash Ketchum and win the title. He is the boyfriend of Pokemon trainer, Florina.
http://i46.tinypic.com/2w72tee.png Florina: A master of technology, she has won her fair share of league tournaments and has certified herself as one of the best trainers in the world. She is the girlfriend of Pokemon trainer, Dray.
http://i48.tinypic.com/r1foqp.png Prof.Mercury: Said to be the most aggressive Pokemon Professor in the world, Prof.Mercury tends to keep to herself and explodes on anyone who asks her too many questions. Despite her straight forward attitude and annoyance to everything, she cares deeply for Pokemon and never wants to see any in danger.
http://i45.tinypic.com/5l28fm.png Benga: Benga lost his parents and grandmother when he was only a newborn baby due to an event long ago where Pokemon felt in danger by humans. The Pokemon known as Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion attacked his parents and grandmother because they felt threatened, landing fatal blows to each of them. Benga’s only purpose as a Pokemon trainer is to become powerful enough to take revenge for his lost and capture the Pokemon, Heatran. Who he believes is just the right Pokemon to defeat them.
http://i45.tinypic.com/son81g.png Jalice: A lonesome, homeless girl. Jalice has been surviving on her own since she was a child. Her and her partner Pokemon, Fennekin, travel from city to city, gathering resources and stealing food at any chance they can get before fleeing to another town. Not much is known about her.
Darugis: The ultimate dark entity, Darugis was created from all of the negative energy in the world. It’s power rivals the god of all Pokemon, Arceus.
Arceus: The God of all Pokemon, Arceus has been sealed away by Darugis in a dark chamber. Only the Chosen Ones can free it and use it’s power to defeat Darugis.
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Additional Credit Support
Scripter- DarkRisingGirl/Patrick Symus/Shubunkus
Music Composer- galooloo/ Jillsandwich93 (First City)
Trainer Backsprite Inserter & Pokemon Spriter-Aryan143
Box Art Creator & Textbox Editor-Pinkish Purple
Heroine OW Sprites- Acertony
Main Cast Trainer Sprites-Seiyouh
Inserted Backgrounds-Omega Zero
Title screen/Title Screen Image- Tajaros/Nopie/Darthvader317
Pokemon Sprites-Chaos Rush’s 64x64 Pokemon Resource & all affiliates that make sprites for it.
Overworld Bases- Zelix
6th Gen Pokemon Sprites-Noscium/ 1158
ASM Code- Jambo51
Tool Creators-(Wouldn't be possible without their inventions)
Rom Base- Dante,Kyledove,WesleyFG,Pey!,xiros,zein,femok, and Eddiee.
Map for the First City/Route-Kyledove
Rom Base Minis-Wesley FG
(If I forgot ANYONE, even for the slightest assistance, please let me know and I'll gladly add you to the list.)
*When choosing if you want to play as a Boy or a Girl, after you select your choice, the sprites in the introduction (Which are already terribly colored. Sorry about that) gets a little darker and glitchy looking. However, this is nothing to worry about as once you start the game, the player's character sprite returns to normal and never become glitchy again.
*Be sure to receive your Pokedex from Prof.Mercury's assistant. If you do not, most of your Pokemon Will Not be able to evolve.
*Do not return to the deck of the ship, it will freeze your rom.
*As of Beta 1, Cries are not inserted into the hack. Shiny 6th gen Pokemon are not inserted into the hack yet either.
*The player's back sprite in battle only has one frame (The one where he/she is holding the Pokeball) due to my laziness. I didn't feel like re-coloring the other frames.
*The Heroine sprite walks a little weird when walking left and right.
*Talking to Gary a second time in Noble Town will freeze the rom.
* A few of the trainer sprites are horribly colored and edited. This is due to me editing on a PC with a very dark screen that cannot be brightened. For this, I apologize & I hope this doesn't ruin your experience.
Q. This hack won’t be as buggy as Dark Rising 1, will it?
A. No, not at all. The majority of DR1 was made by Me & another user named Tajaros. It was just us two. At the time, although we had knowledge in different areas of Rom hacking, we were both still beginners.
Q. When will this hack be completed?
A. Sometime in late 2014.
First! I'm so keen for this after getting through DR1. Take your time, make it amazing.
The screens look great, the pink trees need a bit of shading on them and I don't really like the pokemon encounter grass, but that's just me.
''DR2 Is made by a whole team full of experts'' Yum... I like that!
You finally posted the thread. I can't just wait to play the beta. Also will the icons appear for the Physical Special split?
Yay Dark Rising 2 is up! I've been waiting for this. =3
I saw those screenshots, and I saw a grass tiles, I think they need to be changed.
Also, the battle background, the green background isn't go well with the grass.
The story's great btw, best of luck, I'm looking forward for the Beta. ;3
Ah, it's already up.
I still wish I can help in the hack somehow though I'm just too busy with life hehe... xD
I see you're having a great team now DRG (unlike before xD) well best of luck to you and the rest of the team. :)
So it's here... was about time ;)
Screenies are looking good and the decapitalization is a good idea ;)
Looking forward to updates ;)
Oh I might play this! :) I certainly love the graphics!
It's amazing to be a beta-tester of a Hack of Such a High Quality, Not only tiles but also the sprites really suprise me.
The plot is really interesting and engaging,
But aren't you planning to use transparent text-boxes?
How many Pokemon? Using all 400 slots or expanded patch?
Also, fakes? If so, high quality or scribbles?... cuz, I h8 fugly out of place art and as funny and interesting a hack may be.... it just ruins the experience
Suggestion , scripting wise , is it possible to un HM the hm moves and replace the obsticals with scripted events that require one of an array of moves rather than the individual? (Ie slash, fury cutter instead of cut or brick break, megapunch instead of rock smash) if so, wouldja?
Lastly, can we have another starter? Something Magikarpy... starts out very weak but has crazy potential? Real, fake, doesn't matter so long as it has 3 stages and they are far enough apart (not like butterfree) and each stage has a destinct vibe so people don't just say "awww crap, why don't you just evolve already!!!" But cool enough to make you wanna mascot it like ash's pikachu that could possibly have a hold item that gigaboosts it like the afformentioned pikachu (like a lightball )
OK very lastly, like absolute final.... willing to add fans as in game trainers either small (like the usual route blockers) or large (like rivals or reoccurring baddies like Jesse and James ) in a popularity vote of some sort where they get to add their team to your game? Cuz I believe it would kick ass if so.
and as the annoying guy that suggested it, I would like to be first with the team of a shiny Kabuto.... just that, lol, and early game its just lv5 but later on in some adverse location, a kabutops and if fakes are in, some kabutops evolution even later, but since I'm annoying here, I don't mind if I'm annoying there lol (I can be the "always fail" that somehow makes it to the tournement.... and actually wins a few somehow aka ASH )
Thank you for your reading I apologize if I hurt ur brain, I do that, often
Woah! the screenshots! its too far from dr1 :) I like this hack! Keep it up pls. :)
Also, is the Leaf storm and new attacks have new animation?
You've made your miracle again! Good luck on making the sequel of this.I am sure it will be awesome.
Finaly Dark Rising 2 i am really waiting for the first beta to come out
Great to see this up, So far it looks great keep it up. :)
Thanks Everyone ^.^
It's gonna be amazing!
2013 is off to a good start. :)
Although.... I'm still trying to finish the first one. :P!
The icons aren't in the patch as they require free space- they're not very hard to insert though.
It is still a bit buggy, E.g. it'll show you the special split outside of battle but in battle
everything will still be physical.
However Liquid Crystal has the updated version that fixes that bug, unfortunately you'll
probably have to ask Jambo if you want to use it.
And that's my cue to excuse myself and pretend I said nothing ....
*sobs uncontrollably and embarrassingly"
Btw still haven't reached the end of 1, I guess I got something to do while I wait
Isn't there a way to use the live beta system or for the beta testers give them a weekly REVISION like:
Pre-Alpha 0.1 Rev355. Such as SKJMIN did in New Super Mario Bros 3.
SO siked for DR2! The graphics/tiles are coming along nicely.
It comes onto the screen a bit sooner than it should but otherwise works just fine if you insert it properly.
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