Thread: FireRed hack: POKEMON: Dark Rising
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Old April 27th, 2012 (11:57 PM). Edited August 9th, 2014 by DarkRisingGirl.
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    Hi, I'm DarkRisingGirl & This is POKEMON Dark Rising. This is my 2nd attempt to complete a full hack with a new epic story, new characters, and a new region. I've always felt the Pokemon series needed a much stronger impact with story-telling & that's what this hack is all about. Within the hack(look to features for more information) you'll encounter Pokemon from all 5 generations, the newest attacks, and a brand new deep storyline involving many characters with actual emotions compelling them to move foward. I also forgot to mention 1 important thing; This hack is Part 1 of a hack series! I thank you all for playing, I hope you enjoy! ^.^

    The Adventure
    The Story begins in a dream. A Pokemon suddenly appears
    and chooses you, a young boy/girl, to save not only it, but the world itself.
    You awake asking yourself questions. Deciding to ignore the dream for now, you step out into your home town known as Fells in the Core Region. Your best friend, who also had the same dream, stops you at the front door to inform you of an emergency message from the town's Professor. When you encounter the professor, he quickly informs you of the disasters and climate changes occuring all over the Core Region. His workers in panic, he asks you to visit the delivery station and pick up a package for him from Prof.Oak. As you set out on this simple task, you encounter a mysterious girl who appears to know knowledge of the dream you've had about a creature name DARUGIS. After recieving the package, a powerful pokemon is within you and your friend, Pete, sight. Eager to test your early skills against a powerful pokemon, you quickly engage in a battle with it. The pokemon uses it's powerful winds, easily defeating your pokemon and knocking you out in the process. After awakening in your room, you see Pete and your mother patiently waiting for your recovery. You soon begin to realize this is the start of a journey into many mysteries and powerful pokemon you can't wait to challenge.


    Oren (Hero) - The Hero of the Game.

    Orena (Heroine) - The Heroine of the Game.

    Kaz (Rival) - Your best friend and main rival of the Game.

    Pete - Another friend of the Hero/Heroine.

    Sydney - The mysterious trainer who has a past with Kayo & a connection to the legendary dragon, KYUREM. Her dragon, AXEW, is only seen in the 2nd region of the Game.

    Kayo - A mysterious trainer who has a past with Sydney & the leader of the Grunts/Goons/Goonetes. His dragon, DEINO, is only seen in the 2nd region of the Game.

    Dray - He proclaims himself as the "Number 1 Trainer in the World". To prove this, he's gone on a search to battle the pokemon champion, Ash Ketchum. He is also the winner of the Sinnoh League and the boyfriend of Florina.

    Florina - She's an expert at computers and the girlfriend of Dray. She's the winner of the Unova League, defeating Dray in the final battle of the competition.

    V - He is the general of the Grunts/Goons/Goonetes & commands DARUGIS's Puppets at the highest order. He also has a past with the player's Father and has a Son & Daughter who have become skilled Pokemon Trainers.



    Fan-Made Titlescreen:

    Fan Made Box-Art:


    386 Pokemon from regions Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, & Unova, all appear.

    There's 8 badges. Each gym leader will have his/her own signature Pokemon that is not obtainable in the hack.

    All Original Characters & Trainers, including some fan favorites from the anime such as:

    Aside from the anime favorites, Yami Yugi from the YUGIOH Series will also have a short apperance in the hack as a Gym Leader.
    There will be newer generation moves. Some to note are Shadow Claw, Roost, Scald, & plenty more.
    DW Abilities (Yes that includes the overused fan favorites of Drizzle Poliwag, Drought Vulpix, & Speed Boost Torchic.)
    All Pokemon will learn some of their best egg moves from gen 3-5 by level up instead of breeding. ( Pokedex was used for this information.)
    Inside every pokemon center, there's a Nurse Joy & Doctor Roy. Doctor Roy will be the one to heal your POKEMON. Nurse Joy will be next to him and challenge you to a double battle along side Doctor Roy. This is helpful for exp points.

    Support Us!


    Youtube Walkthroughs:

    Stuck somewhere in the hack? Need to know what's going on in the story or how to defeat the tough battles that await you? Well then download Alienhunterx's Official Dark Rising Walkthrough guide. Within it contains EVERYTHING you'll need to know in order to conquer the CORE Region.



    DarkRisingGirl (Story/Creator)
    Tajaros (Scripter/Support Banner)
    Wesley FG (OW Sprites)
    Kyledove (Tiles)
    Alienhunterx (Official Walkthrough)
    Mewmasterifly (2 Evil Fakemon Sprites for Beta)
    NO_obslayer (Titlescreen)
    Nightkymz (Tile Inserter)
    Atif (Mapper for the 1st Half of the Hack)
    DanielEvans/Pokemon Giratina X/Elite Four Lucian( Banners. If I forgot anyone, please inform me and I'll gladly add you to the list)
    Evil Arms (Fan-made Titlescreen)
    PokemonShinySilver (Wii U)
    Darthatron (Fixed Trainer Card Glitch)
    Hinkage (Scripting & Mapping)


    Hey Everyone. I'm announcing that I won't be participating in this thread any longer. I want to put all of my efforts into Dark Rising 2 and solely focus on it, rather than this hack anymore. I'll return to it once the upgraded version of this hack is finally complete. I hope you all understand that I'm only interested in making the sequel even better than the first and it's already coming out very amazing, I can't wait to share it with those who are interested in finding out the next chapter in the story. I don't feel the need to come back to this hack and I'm ready to put it behind me. I've learned a lot through making Dark Rising 1 and you'll see the huge difference and growth in Dark Rising 2. Thank you everyone for playing, I know there's bugs, tile errors, and grammar mistakes here and there. But you need to understand. I'm a casual hacker. I started the hack series to tell a story using custom characters from my imagination and Pokemon. I'm not trying to make a game as great and perfect as the ones you can pick up from retail at a nearby gaming store. That was never my intention to begin with. I love Pokemon, and I like writing stories. I put 2 and 2 together to come up with Dark Rising. I feel honored that it's being noticed and appreciated so highly, but it wasn't made to be an excellent, near flawless game. It was made just for the fun of it. See everyone at the Dark Rising 2!