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Old January 17th, 2013 (08:00 AM). Edited January 19th, 2013 by Dr.Razor.
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Tool needed :

-Crystal Tile 2
-Any hex editor

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

2) Edit Arm9 binarie:
  1. Open arm9.bin with an hex editor
  2. 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:
  1. Save the modifications
  2. Go back to Crystal Tile 2
  3. Right click on FSI.CT/arm9.bin and click Compression
  4. 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

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Old January 18th, 2013 (04:24 AM).
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Thanks a lot! This is a awesome tutorial
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And i'm a good bug reporter. Contact me if you want :D

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Old March 17th, 2013 (05:11 PM). Edited March 17th, 2013 by Felink.
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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
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Old September 28th, 2013 (09:26 AM).
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Hi I'm doing what you have written but it wont let me save it.
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