FireRed Fire Yellow (a simple Yellow remake)

Started by longlostsoldier March 16th, 2017 5:02 PM
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Pikachu follows you. Adventure ensues. That's pretty much it.
Okay, okay, more srsly:

Fire Yellow




Name: Fire Yellow
Hack of: Firered v1.0
Status: Incomplete, but you can fight Elite Four right now. There are technically gym leaders in all the kanto gyms, but not many trainers/gym followers at the moment so they aren't 'full' gyms, a lot of houses are empty, etc. Also no legendaries, just teases. It's only 'properly' done up to Cerulean or so.

About



This is a Yellow remake. Obviously. But I guess I'm required to offer a liiiittle bit more information than that. It also borrows storyline elements from Electric Tale of Pikachu.

Pikachu was my first ever pokemon, in fact one of my very first video game characters, and as such Yellow holds a special place in my heart and is the original conception of what Pokemon /is/ to me. My original games are getting quite old and next to unplayable now. So I looked for a remake with all the charm of the original.

But I couldn't find any where Pikachu actually follows you from the start (maybe I didn't look hard enough?). I've had this hack for over a year, feeling kind of dissatisfied with it, and waited to see if any better followme hacks would develop. Never happened, to my surprise, despite us having a followme for like 3 years now. Recently, a friend poked me, saying they'd love to play a true Yellow Remake, and I decided to post it, even though I'm kinda 'eh' about it. It's no work of art, but you can do a basic playthrough.

You can do what you want: evolve Pikachu, it'll still follow (although it will keep a pikachu follower sprite atm, which may annoy some people), box or release it (it may still pop up here or there and be sad for not being in your party, but let's be honest, anyone playing this hack just to release pikachu is a goofball).

It is a fairly open world, as I've rarely seen this done, meaning you can go where-ever the heck you want and take badges in almost any order you want, including from Johto, with option to set trainers to your highest pokemon's level to make different ordering actually feasible for the player. (Please note that, without setting this option, there's no way at the moment you'll level up enough on your own to take on the elite four, because there aren't enough trainers. :P)

Basic storyline:
Spoiler:

Done:
* Find Pikachu in your house.
* Be given the pokedex by certain someone else. Oak is off hunting Clefairy; you just missed him leave, actually.
* Encounter Gary, who asks what you are doing and brags he already has 6 pokemon and doesn't have to go to school because he has a trainer license.
* A chance to catch Fearow.
* Team Rocket
* Rescue Caterpie from Pidgeotto event
* Charmander
* Squirtle
* Bulbasaur
* Clefairy vs. Onix at Mt. Moon, find Pro. Oak
* Team Rocket at Mt. Moon, fossils
* Game Corner
* Hang out with Brock at the Museum
* Bill (mostly done, still want to add special Pikachu reaction)
* Haunter
* Misty and her Gyarados gym battle.
* Togepi
* A couple Alolan pokemon obtainable as easter-eggs. Figure out how to get them if you can. :P

Not done:
* S.S Anne
* Professor Elm in Johto.
* Johto Gyms. There's like... 1 of them.
* A brief Mew appearance? (No catching, obvs)
* Pokeflute, Snorlax (it is Yellow remake after all)
* Lost pokemon?
* A Pokemon race??
* Bill learns Team Rocket has stolen his updated teleportation technology, and is using it to break into Silph Co.
* Pokemon League,
* Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Suicune, Entei, Raiku, Celebi
* Flying Pikachu event? with balloons? maybe...
* Johto
* Fight Gold/Crystal at the Mountain? (I currently have no sprite for this, but easy enough to remedy...)
* Meet Your Father? (maybe)
* Convince Jessie and James to Turn to Good?
* Convince Gary to be less of a jerk, become new gym leader after Gio?
* Fight Ho-oh and Lugia with Gary?
* Start your own team to prevent Team Rocket from rising again, instead of dorking around a mountain for three years?
* Mewtwo v. Mew~
* Fixing the gazillion bugs.
* Refight gymleaders.




Features


Spoiler:

~Following Pikachu/Raichu. Slowly befriend them by raising their friendship!
~ Basically open world, go wherever you want with few obstacles, no HMs needed.
~ Increased shiny chances.
~ Fairy, special/physical split, more moves blah blah
~Some stat changes to pikachu, raichu, and eevee.
~Pikachu removed from wild. Pidgeotto from Yellow is back in its place in Viridian Forest.
~ Some Heonn pokemon in Kanto. I will probably make original 151 all catchable/gettable in some fashion. Use link cable item or find a special trade event for some pokemon.
~ Surf disabled from start menu, can be used by going to water. Disappears pika's sprite, so no pika walking on water while you surf. No need for badges or HMs to use moves; go get a water poke to surf.
~ Johto is present and you can traverse around it though there's nothing really there except 1 gym and some wild Johto pokes I hastily added a bit haphazardly.
~ You will be able to get the starters Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, through events, just like in original Yellow.
~ Butterfree is Bug/Fairy. What can I say, I was bored and there are very few fairy types.
~ Activate same-levels mode, so enemies will be same level as your team, so you can truly take on gyms in almost any order. Talk to the person near the statue in Pewter.

Not implemented yet:

~ I haven't touched TMs and Move Tutors very much, although I have put in Dazzling Gleam.


Screenies



Nothing too fancy.

Bootup, title:
Basic Gameplay;

Events
Spoiler:



I don't know if Surf/Fly Pikachu will really be a thing, but seems cool, also, to show off the shiny!:
And Johto will probably be a thing:

Note: This uses old followme, not any newer versions that may have been developed since like 2+ year ago I started hacking bits of this. I don't really /need/ an update for anything though: I've got my own modded surf script, and the follower periodically respawns even if you lose them so it's not a big deal.

Spin Off Hacks, Helping out Rules



You have my full permission to use this hack, kidnap my followme scripts, etc.

The way I figure it, I don't own the original game, and I don't plan to 100% complete this (just add on the johto gyms and legendaries, a couple more rocket plots), so it would be selfish of me to declare ownership over this which has nothing that deeply original in it (Except maybe one rather funny one-off thing). It's just a dude/gal with a Pikachu.

If you would like to, you can post modifications you make in this thread, especially if they are small and not worth considering a whole hack on their own.
Example: Make a different pokemon besides Pikachu follow. This would be a small patch, but would make for a very interesting experience. Or you could, I dunno, add a whole bunch of trainers to the empty areas I didn't bother to touch...


The Spin offs List:



None yet, but I might make some myself. I'm a huge Meowth fan, so it might be nice to have one where Meowth follows instead. All you really need to do is change the 'start follow' script, the 'check pika's happiness' script, and 'start the battle/then give starter' script, and the sprite, and you're good to go.

Seriously, feel free to hack it so something else follows and post the ips of that here. Or anything else you want to do. I'm sure someone somewhere would appreciate that Esperanto Pokemon translation you've just been dying to do.


Known Bugs:



Spoiler:

Followme bugs:
*Running with Pikachu makes Pikachu face the wrong way... and sometimes turn into a jigglypuff (last time I did follow with pika, the jigglypuff was solved by updating pikachu's sprite to have a walk, so I might do that, although I really prefer a fat pikachu! The newer gen ones are too skinny!)
*Sometimes you can use Pikachu to walk through things. Awesome, but whatever.
*If you use walk through walls you can sometimes get multiple Pikachu to follow you. Don't do that.

Weird Bugs:
*If you have been turned into a pokemon, using cut will freeze the game; to prevent this I have made it so you temporarily turn back into a human for that, so no harm done.
*As a pikachu, in trainer battles, opposing trainer sprite will be temporarily messed up, but will revert to normal at end of battle.
* If you have Raichu, when Misty forces you to deposit it you may be able to move around while depositing, and restart the script. >_> guh.

Boring bugs:
*The mother's text is black at start then switches to red. This is not the only coloring text bug either. I had forgotten this game colors text and didn't notice until much later.
*Pikachu you receive may not be the same gender or shininess as the pikachu you beat up. The same issue pops up if I have Oak catch a pikachu instead, so, -shrug-. If it bothers people I can try to force a gender/shininess, but I like getting a random poke.

Game Breakers:
*there may be a few from old fairy patch... I think the fixes are around somewhere.
*You might accidentally get stuck in a wall if you use pikachu to walk through things by accident, but that can be fixed with walk through walls code.

Not bugs!:


Pikachu walks through walls. (intentional, so you don't get stuck)
You can go to a lot of empty areas that have no events.
Lazy Meowth stops being in your party.
Pikachu starts off hating your guts.
Pikachu doesn't follow absolutely everywhere and may disappear from time to time. Just go back to his last spawn area or into a pokemon center and out, he'll pop up. (Storyline note: Pikachu dislikes areas where other people spray repel a lot, like Pewter City.)




Quickie Followme Tutorial / Aka, How did I do it?



So I've noticed like a billion people at some point or another posted questions like 'How do I do followme???' (simple spamz) and 'Is a yellow remake with pikachu following possible?' (yes)

This uses what I call the 'followspam' method. It requires no ASM skills whatsoever. I actually posted this several years ago in the Research thread but it got lost there in the 8 billion pages.

First, get the Followme from Research in your hack. You can use python to compile it - or you could beg someone for a patch, I suppose.
Then, put a pokemon, human, etc, on any map you want it to follow you on, with 'Copy Player' as its movement mode in Advanced Map.
Then, put down some scripts at the map entrances to teleport the character behind you when you step on that tile and unhide it. Make sure it has an unset var like 4050 or something in A-map so the script won't freeze your game when you step on it.
Put a despawn near map exits (not warps, but connections) so that you don't get multiple pikachu spawned when roaming many maps. Despawn should be closer to the entrance than the spawn. Or if you wizard you could have same script handle both with a toggled var.
You /can/ have multiple followers with this method, so yes, you can have Brock, Misty, and Pikachu... but it gets crowded very quickly, so don't do too many at a time.

You'll also probably want to open up the game's surf script and add a 'hidesprite' in there, to prevent pikachu walking on water.

It's tedious, mildly buggy, but it's very simple, and it works. If you want you can open up my hack and look at how I did it / nick code if you're still confused. Just credit me for my scripts as well as the original Followme asm makers.


For happiness and status checking, I used JPAN's engine as it has some convenient specials and functions. Also, though I never used it, you can have dynamic sprites which is good for evolving a follower.
In hindsight, I kinda wish I hadn't overestimated my enthusiasm or underestimated how tedious adding trainers with 2 lines of random dialogue is, and not used JPAN's hack to remove all the scripts. It does have some nice functions though.

This was more or less just a 'mess around a lot' hack. I might reboot it someday or do something different with follow, or, who knows, maybe I'll actually finish it...

Tools/Bases/Credits:



Spoiler:

maybe DS-style 64x64 sprite resource, if add mons. x_x I honestly don't remember what I added at this point, it's been over a year...
Gen. vii Pokemon Gba Sprite repository posted by thedarkdragon11.
JPAN's Hacked Rom base
DarkPsychic Johto patch base
Team Rocket Sprite is from Pokemon Yellow, heavily modified. pretty ugly I know.
Pikachu non-OW sprite is from Yellow also; I recolored Pikachu myself.
Boot Screen is modded from Pokemon Yellow
MrDollSteaks Fairy, Decap and Attack Rombase 1.5
Skip Controls Tut Patch
Possibly FBI Agent's Store Pokemon System asm at some point, especially if I do the endgame 'make your own team' plot
Possibly FBI Agent's Change Level and Evolve asm
Touched and FBI Agent's Check Type ASM
Shiny Quagsire and Touched's followme asm (Sans warp. yeah, I know, my method of spamming follows everywhere is a pain in the butt, whatever, it works)
Thumb Assembly Compiler
XSE
Gen 3 Suite
Gen 3 Tools
LSA complete item editor
Nameless Sprite Editor (NSE 2)
NSE1
A-map
unlz-gba
A-text (for intro, finding text, even though I've used a hex editor before, because I'm lazy)
MEH (for connection edits)
transl-hexion hex editor
Pokecommunity Tutorials for teaching me.
VBA
Gamefreaks' Firered 1.0, of course
Uncommon HM Script Patch: FBI, knizz, touched, Uncommon
(I modded this a little so any pokemon that knows surf can use, not just water pokemon, for surfing pikachu, and to disappear the pikachu sprite and disallow accessing surf from pokemon menu.)
spherical ice's market script was used a few times I think.
Sorry if I forgot anypoke.


DOWNLOAD / 1 Version(s) available:



See attachment to post to download! This is an ips patch - use LUNAR IPS and a Firered 1.0 Rom.
If for some reason you can't patch, you can simply leave the patch in the same folder as a Firered Rom (renamed to the same as the patch!) and use any emulator that does automatic patching for you. I believe Visual Boy Advance (VBA) does this.
Do not ask for Roms! Use google.

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A very interesting game.
I miss Yellow as well as this was my first game.
Check out my hack "Pokemon Rocket Strike" http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=319844

How to patch a rom:
1.Download the patch. If it is in a .zip file then use a free tool named WinRar to unzip the file.
2.Use Google to find the rom you need.
3.PATCH THAT THING AND LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!
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Hiya just a question Is oak in the game or what?

Hiya is prof oak in the hack or are you gonna put him in there?
Yes, he's in the hack, but, spoilers,
Spoiler:
you have to find him in Mt. Moon before he reappears at his lab. Beware, after he returns to his lab he's basically a secret Boss battle.


Even if it not completed, I can see impressive work here! Don't give up on the project, please, I really want to play Pokemon Yellow Remake/Electric tale of Pikachu adaptation!
You can still play it and even kill the Elite Four / Kanto gym leaders, there's just a bunch of Kanto trainers not added yet to some areas (Such as S.S Anne being untouched), and the Johto part of the Pokemon league isn't finished but that's totes optional and was never in the original Yellow version anyway.

I do plan to work on it more so there are more features / gameplay, so that Johto isn't a great empty blob, I just doubt I'm actually going to, say, put great dialogue into every single empty house in the game and low-priority stuff like that. Who knows though, maybe I will. Or maybe I will just make all the house people say something random, useless and inane.

There are some flaws but I like the effort towards somewhat of a yellow remake. Good luck.
Thank you. And yes, it's very buggy, such as having pikachu walk through walls sometimes, that's why I was reluctant about releasing it. I've also been enjoying hacking original Yellow quite a lot.

A very interesting game.
I miss Yellow as well as this was my first game.
Ah, another with Pikachu as their first starter! Awesome. You know my feelz, then.
Evo-Yellow: 151 Evolve Raichu Hack, uses the Yellow Disassembly. Play as girl, ride a pokemon, special/physical, dark/fairy/steel types, new pokemon, gen 2 sprites, evolve Pikachu into Raichu and have them still follow you with new Raichu emotion sprites!
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Hi! I have always dreamed with a faithful Pokemon Yellow Remake (and by that I mean that it should include as less custom stuff as possible, just Fire Red with the Yellow storyline) on GBA since that was too my first introduction to Pokemon and to this day is my favorite version.

I found a link for a patch that has a really good FOLLOW ME routine for Pikachu. I was waiting for that hack to be completed but the creator seemingly abandoned a year ago.

So, check out this:

https://m.facebook.com/FEATHERr-Thunder-Yellow-Naranja-Final-221434707906890/?locale2=es_LA

The page is on spanish but if you need any help with the translation just let me know. And by the way, I know NOTHING about Rom hacking so providing you with the ROM patch is all I can do for now. Luckily, the patch is fully in English at least.

And again, hopefully you can create the dream hack I have always wanted and that you can keep it as faithful to the original game as possible!
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yeah bro, as many cut scenes, as many Pikachu reactions, Pikachu hats, Pikachu mini games, hidden easter eggs....just like that first episode of the pokemon shorts go through it all....even have Pikachu get a special whatever for every badge you get...choose his abaility, his nature, have his face react to a lot of things..... evolve into hat Pikachu, balloon Pikachu, surf Pikachu , Pikachu in a charizard suit being cute, kind of like eveelations.... if you want to hear anymore ideas let me know.....thanks again for making a inspireing hack
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But... but I want my very own Pikachu army!
Weelllll, if you really want to. ^ _ ^

Maybe I'll make a special event where a bajillion pikachu follow you just for lolz? Pikachu meetin' his family.

the sprite change when running can likely be solved by adding running animations for pika--don't know if u've checked or not xD

EDIT: and this doesn't solve it
Yeah, the running thing is frustrating. I've actually considered just moving jigglypuff somewhere else and putting a pikachu there instead, lol.

yeah bro, as many cut scenes, as many Pikachu reactions, Pikachu hats, Pikachu mini games, hidden easter eggs....just like that first episode of the pokemon shorts go through it all....even have Pikachu get a special whatever for every badge you get...choose his abaility, his nature, have his face react to a lot of things..... evolve into hat Pikachu, balloon Pikachu, surf Pikachu , Pikachu in a charizard suit being cute, kind of like eveelations.... if you want to hear anymore ideas let me know.....thanks again for making a inspireing hack
Balloon pikachu and surf pikachu are planned, I suppose I could look into hat and charizard pikachu versions as well.
Pikachu reactions are harder, but having a basic emotion like a surprise ! or a ' ^ __ ^' is doable for each badge.

I have actually been working on an actual movielike 'cut scene' where all the sprites disappear and you see a giant image of pikachu chewing on a power cord, with gloves sneaking up behind it, and pikachu's eyes narrow, sparks fly, and meowth and pikachu face off, for pikachu's very first scene. Idk if it'll be any good, or even if I'll get it to work as I haven't completed it yet, but I thought if nothing else it would be fun and a great way to teach people who open up my rom to look at the code to do that sort of cutscene. So, a 'mini movie' is probably what's going to be in the next update peeps. Like reaallly short movie.

Space is limited and I'm bad with tilesets, so I don't think, unfortunately, that I will be able to do one for each badge and elite four, but it is faintly possible I might, in which case that would be extremely awesome. If I have to, if nothing else, I'd remove some of the elite four tileset (they're all pretty generic and repetitive anyway, they just use almost same tiles with diff colors each time...) and replace with movie tiles because I think I'd love to do a special 5-second 'mini-movie' for the Elite Four. A quick shot of a crowd cheering with Pikachu fist-pumping in joy, standing victoriously over Umbreon or something, or maybe crowd cheering and then Pikachu leaping in joy at the screen, and the words 'END'.

Does this sound good to everyone, or a giant waste of time, heh?
If I even manage to muster enough enthusiasm to do all that, anyway. Right now I'm far more interested in Evo-Yellow.
Evo-Yellow: 151 Evolve Raichu Hack, uses the Yellow Disassembly. Play as girl, ride a pokemon, special/physical, dark/fairy/steel types, new pokemon, gen 2 sprites, evolve Pikachu into Raichu and have them still follow you with new Raichu emotion sprites!
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Hmm... This looks interesting. If I'm not mistaken, that line about Pikachu chewing on the power chords is a reference to the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, right? In general, I think it's kinda cool to see a Yellow remake that throws in more references to the Anime and Manga, and this looks pretty great!

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I can't see how the game looks, thanks to Photobucket and their money grubbing BS (those default/error images are an eyesore).
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Encountered Pikachu first run the pikachu was a male, killed it, got the pikachu but it was female.... Reset new try this time a shiny male pikachu, killed it, it turned out to be male but not shiny... ;~; Why does it not carry over?
.... .... .... ....

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are there any ability capsules or otherwise some means to change abilities in game? Because I keep getting great pokemon with useless abilities (sentret with run away for example, with jolly nature and shiny no less). If there arent any and no plans to add such a feature, might it be possible to buff the more useless abilities or have the pokemon with them get a better one when they evolve? Furret getting Frisk (normally its hidden ability) if you evolve a sentret with Run Away would be an example.
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I'm surprised people actually like this despite how buggy this is! Then again, it is really nice just to have a following poke in a remake for once, even if the followspam method has its flaws.

Hmm... This looks interesting. If I'm not mistaken, that line about Pikachu chewing on the power chords is a reference to the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, right? In general, I think it's kinda cool to see a Yellow remake that throws in more references to the Anime and Manga, and this looks pretty great!
Yup! Thank you.

This is very cool rom hack.
Thanks.

Finally we got a cool rom hack and remake of Pokemon Yellow!
Aww, thanks.

Nice effort on making pikachu follow you but you need to update your screenshots xD
They seem okay to me right now? I think maybe sometimes it gets over-bandwidth'd at the end of the month.

So some bugs here, on route 15 you change into some green guy. Also the houses in the stater jhoto region teleport you to a cave and the dragon town. The mall, gambling place and prize cornner are empty, so you can't buy any tms or gamble!
A green guy? That's weird, I've never gotten that bug. Does it end when you leave the route? spoiler:
Spoiler:
Did you go in Bill's house to turn into a Pikachu and back at any point?


And yes, Johto is nearly totally empty right now and so is a large portion of other maps - I believe I stated in the thread it was only 'properly' done up to a few gyms, although you are free to visit all the Kanto ones. On the next update I plan to fill things in far more, although it's been awhile so I've forgotten. Maybe I should just block empty areas off, but then you couldn't roam to catch all teh pokemonz. :P

I can't see how the game looks, thanks to Photobucket and their money grubbing BS (those default/error images are an eyesore).
Same as I said to other guy, but, I'll try to find another host for some screenies in a jiffy.

Encountered Pikachu first run the pikachu was a male, killed it, got the pikachu but it was female.... Reset new try this time a shiny male pikachu, killed it, it turned out to be male but not shiny... ;~; Why does it not carry over?
This is a known bug, due to the fact I think you have to use asm to make a pikachu of a specific gender. I might just make Pikachu genderless or always male or something stupid, as it is true that in the anime/manga I think Pikachu is usually a dude :P. The shiny thing I think I could fix though, by hand-setting whether or not it's shiny. It's been awhile since I've hacked Firered so I'm rusty, and I find disassemblies /much/ easier to asm hack than a big hexadecimal mess, but I definitely remember having a method somewhere to specifically set shiny-ness, so I could have a second flag set at the same time to 'remember' that I did so previously and then set same shininess for every pikachu afterward.
It's been awhile so there might be some nice 'generate specific gender wild mon' asm available that I haven't noticed yet done by someone else. I'll try to take a look sometime when I'm not busy with my other hack, Evo Yellow Raichu and Evo Yellow Eevee and Meowth Editions.

are there any ability capsules or otherwise some means to change abilities in game? Because I keep getting great pokemon with useless abilities (sentret with run away for example, with jolly nature and shiny no less). If there arent any and no plans to add such a feature, might it be possible to buff the more useless abilities or have the pokemon with them get a better one when they evolve? Furret getting Frisk (normally its hidden ability) if you evolve a sentret with Run Away would be an example.
Hm, I haven't heard of such a thing, although I haven't played newer gens enough perhaps. I think I can tweak some abilities though, if some are genuinely 'useless' then I could perhaps just change Sentret's ability to something else if it really vexes that much. Getting a better one on evo might also be possible, too, although I don't know too much about adding Frisk/new gen hidden abilities unless they were added as part of the new move patch (I'll have to check). To be honest, I never paid enough attention to abilities to know which ones are 'good ones' and which ones are bad ones, as I stick with a mon on first catch even if it isn't perfect usually, but I assume you dislike Runaway, and that I could easily edit out.
Evo-Yellow: 151 Evolve Raichu Hack, uses the Yellow Disassembly. Play as girl, ride a pokemon, special/physical, dark/fairy/steel types, new pokemon, gen 2 sprites, evolve Pikachu into Raichu and have them still follow you with new Raichu emotion sprites!
Yellow Hack Tutorial
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yeah heres a list of abilities which are very very poor

Run Away: Allows one to flee a wild battle without issue unless blocked by Arena trap, ect. Useless in trainer battles. Possible buff for it could be allowing one to escaperestraint moves (wrap, bind, fire spin, ect), traps (Mean Look, Spider Web) and abilities such as Arena Trap or Shadow Tag.

Keen Eye: Maintains accuracy b preventing accuracy loss via Sand Attack/ect. Newer gens allow moves like Minimize and Double Team to also be bypassed entirely. It a very situational ability, not entirely useful but in the context of this hack adding the above mentioned 6th gen buff would be very helpful.

Big Pecks: Prevents defense loss. Very very useless, only technically good on Pidgeot but even then not useful enough. I would have expected the ability when first introduced to power up moves that used the pokemon's wings, as the name implies that a bird's chest muscles receive some kind of benefit from the ability. Pidgeot especially can make good use of this as its supposed to fly faster than a fighter jet, and cause hurricanes with its wings so those muscles must be crazy strong.

Sand Veil: Raises accuracy in a sandstorm. Considering there is another ability called Water Veil which prevents burns, the casual observer might mistake this ability for Water Veil if they dont pay enough attention to the summery readout but are aware of the two abilities. Evasion in a sandstorm sounds good on paper but this usually lasts for 5 turns and the boost is only equal to one use of Double Team. I honestly have no idea what change could be done to Sand Veil though since Water Veil should remain unique as a burn immunity for water types.

those are right off the top of my head. I hope it helps give you some ideas.