Advertiser Content

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years



Percent Complete: 100%




Introduction

Pokémon Dreary tells a short story about a troubled Kanto region.
Journey through Kanto and uncover mysterious phenomena...
But most importantly, get to the Indigo Plateau while you still have the chance.



Features

Short Story Focus
Nearly All Original 151 Mons Available
Ability to Sleep in Beds
Start from Last Save on Death
Intelligent Enemy AI
Modern Pokémon Specs
Physical / Special Split
Convenient Repel System
Custom Soundtrack



Screenies






Videos

Spoiler:

How to Heal

[ythd]1l3mHwp3IPk[/ythd]

External link: https://youtu.be/1l3mHwp3IPk



How to Not Lose All of Your Progress After Dying

[ythd]X6LIvg8JAgM[/ythd]





Author's Notes

Pokémon Dreary is a project that was developed at a relatively speedy rate.
Dreary was started on August 24, 2018, and was completed on January 28th, 2019.
My goal is to tell a short story that I whipped up in my head during one of my regularly scheduled dozing-off sessions.
By no means is this a hack that is meant to bedazzle you with its technical prowess!
By all means, this is a hack that is meant to make you think, challenge you, and be an all around memorable experience.

Let me know what you think!
Stumble upon a glitch? Have a suggestion? I appreciate any and all feedback!
I hope you enjoy playing Pokémon Dreary as much as I enjoyed making it.



Sources

Spoiler:

ASM Creators:
MrDollSteak - Decap. and Attack Rombase
HackMew - Running Indoors ASM
Team Fail - Start from Last Save on Death ASM
diegoisawesome - Introduction ASM

Tool Creators:
Advanced Map
Advanced Palette Editor
Advanced Series
Advanced Text
Complete Item Editor
Cry Editor
Gen III Hacking Suite
GBA Intro Editor
Hopeless Trainer Editor
Nameless Sprite Editor Classic
Nameless Tile Map Editor
Sappy
unLZ
eXtreme Script Editor

Obligatory:
Game Freak
Nintendo





Downloads

Most recent version: v1.4
*** All version patches should be applied to a Pokémon FireRed v1.0 ROM, rather than v1.1 ***

Download v1.4 (the variety update | see version log for details):
https://www.mediafire.com/file/0pz526zdaw005vy/Pok%E9mon_Dreary_v1.4.zip/file

*** See Glitches section if you're playing on the MyBoy emulator on Android. ***

View Version Log:
Spoiler:

v1.4
Seventh public release
Date of release: March 26, 2019

Fixed:
+ Truckload of text and dialog errors.
+ Fossil restoration system now applies the correct conversions.
+ Useless item pickups have either been given meaning or changed to something useful.
+ Refactored some dialog in Unknown Tower.
+ Balanced difficulty, especially in Unknown Tower. Grinding necessity has been severely decreased.
+ Severely altered trainer teams for added variety.
+ All trade evolution mons now evolve at level 34.

Removed:
- Lessened confusion getting through Unknown Lab.
- Purged overworld sprites and scripts that existed in the original FireRed ROM, lessening erroneous conflation between Dreary and FireRed.

Added:
+ Nearly all 151 mons are now available to catch and raise, as opposed to the previous ~50 or so.



v1.3
Sixth public release
Date of release: February 7, 2019

Fixed:
+ Hi Jump Kick now has its normal 90% accuracy, as opposed to a broken 10% accuracy.
+ Power Plant Darkrai event should be fixed on the MyBoy emulator. Please let me know if this is the case.



v1.2
Fifth public release
Date of release: February 2, 2019

Fixed:
+ Glitch where Giovanni would appear in front of Victory Road, even after the event with May. You should now be able to enter Victory Road.
*** If you were warped to Saffron City for a second time, then you will still be able to get to Cinnabar Island. Unfortunately, you will not be able to escape Cinnabar Island...
If you saved after being erroneously warped a second time, then please send me your .sav file and I will place you back in front of Victory Road. ***




v1.1
Fourth public release
Date of release: January 29, 2019

Fixed:
+ Sometimes unable to get passed guards in Viridian City
*** If you are unable to pass the guards: after patching with v1.1, talk to the fat NPC just above the guards in Viridian City, then try passing them again. ***



v1.0
Third public release
Date of release: January 28, 2019
100% Complete
Offers about 8 hours of gameplay
Ends after the credits

Added:
+ Approximately 2 hours of gameplay
+ Bug fixes, balanced difficulty, improved item quality
+ Revamped graphics and music
+ Ability to use Sacred Ash during battle (acts like a Max Revive)

Removed:
- Day / Night System



v2.0B
Second public release
Date of release: December 17, 2018
Approximate completion: 80%
Offers about 5 hours of gameplay
Ends just after arriving at Unknown Island

Added:
+ Approximately 1 hour of gameplay
+ Extra content throughout for more detail in plot
+ Polished grammar mistakes, fixed glitches, balanced difficulty, etc.

Removed:
- Access to all 151 mons



v1.0B
First public release
Date of release: September 24, 2018
Approximate completion: 50%
Offers about 4 hours of gameplay
Ends just before entering Victory Road, on Route 23





Glitches

Spoiler:
1) The game breaks after speaking to Dialga and Palkia at Birth Island the MyBoy emulator for Android. Currently searching for a fix. This game was tested on VisualBoyAdvance, which does not present any issues.

*** Please note that if you encounter a glitch or unexpected game behavior, I am happy to take a look at your .sav file and solve the issue! ***




Frequently Asked Questions

Spoiler:

Where do I go after defeating Sabrina?
There was a meeting in progress on the top floor of the Silph Co. Perhaps it's almost over?

Why is this game so HARD?
Dreary is meant to pose a serious challenge.
Note that you're able to heal by sleeping in any bed, and there are a few "stray" Nurse Joys available who will heal your party.
Also note that there are a few "grinding" trainers you can fight unlimited times, if you feel the need.

I'm stuck on Cinnabar Island! Where do I go?
Try exploring the Pokémon Mansion. You'll know when you've found the right character to progress forward.

I talked to everyone in the laboratory but nothing happened. What do I do?
The second-in-command scientist guy said he was waiting on a phone call from Xergle. It sure is taking while...
There are a couple servers located at the top-center of the floor. They'll inform you of electrical system disconnections. Maybe check in with those?

The policeman is blocking the Viridian City gym entrance. How do I get him to move?
Talk to your Rival on Route 1.

I won't accept this ending! How do I unlock the true ending?
The was the true ending, however a sequel is currently being developed.



Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord

Inner Rhymes

Male
India.
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
596 posts
2.5 Years
I really like the idea of a short ROM hack. Liking how simple the screenies are. I might just wait for the full version since you are moving on pretty quickly with this project. Good luck. :)
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
What's it like - https://youtu.be/Qxs6shEpHIo
A lot of emotions, thought and a bit of nostalgia went into the making of this particular track on the Mixtape.

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years
This looks pretty interesting! I especially like the idea of a custom soundtrack and strategic battling. Will definitely give this a go.
Definitely tried hard to find some spot on atmospheric music for this game. Hope you enjoy your playthrough!

Congrats on getting the thread up. I'm a sucker for Kanto plus always nice to see new hacks on the forum

Best of luck1
Thanks. Kanto is pretty easy to work with.

Wow this looks nice i also like the idea of a death instead of losing a battle sounds like its gunna be a challenging experience.Question:Will there be mega evolutions in the future?
Mega evolutions will not be a part of the hack in the future, since I'm primarily interested in the storyline rather than technical aspects. Yes, the death penalty certainly makes things more challenging because you're not allowed to just grind to prepare for a battle--you've gotta use your limited item stack and, if you're observant, find a bed to sleep in.

I really like the idea of a short ROM hack. Liking how simple the screenies are. I might just wait for the full version since you are moving on pretty quickly with this project. Good luck. :)
Short ROM hacks are so much easier to handle and definitely more fun to create. Results come easy and everybody's happy that they don't have to spend too much time playing. :)
Waiting for the full version is a perfectly good idea. It won't be long!

Finished the beta can't wait for the next one
Bugs/Glitches
Green is still on route 1 after he says his going to the indigo plateau
There's a npc stuck on top of a bookshelf in cinnabar lab
And some grammar errors
that's it
Nice! Thanks for the glitch report. As for the grammer issues, specifics would be helpful, but of course I'll be going back through and scanning for them from time to time.
Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord
Seen 11 Hours Ago
Posted July 26th, 2019
120 posts
2.1 Years
Definitely tried hard to find some spot on atmospheric music for this game. Hope you enjoy your playthrough!



Thanks. Kanto is pretty easy to work with.



Mega evolutions will not be a part of the hack in the future, since I'm primarily interested in the storyline rather than technical aspects. Yes, the death penalty certainly makes things more challenging because you're not allowed to just grind to prepare for a battle--you've gotta use your limited item stack and, if you're observant, find a bed to sleep in.



Short ROM hacks are so much easier to handle and definitely more fun to create. Results come easy and everybody's happy that they don't have to spend too much time playing. :)
Waiting for the full version is a perfectly good idea. It won't be long!



Nice! Thanks for the glitch report. As for the grammer issues, specifics would be helpful, but of course I'll be going back through and scanning for them from time to time.
oh wait what you cant grind and have a limited item stack ok this is gunna be fun cant wait for it!
[align=center]
Name: Mamba
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage[/align]
Seen May 7th, 2019
Posted April 1st, 2019
4 posts
1.5 Years
This has actually become my number 1 lesser-known pokemon rom hack. I've never seen the title "Pokemon Dreary" on Youtube (I found it by just looking at a list of Rom hacks), let alone at the popularity of "Pokemon Adventure Red" (My favorite Rom hack) Found quite a diamond in the rough with this one. The custom soundtrack makes it so much better. Hope it gets to be complete rather than abandoned. I'll certainly be playing until the end.

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years
This has actually become my number 1 lesser-known pokemon rom hack. I've never seen the title "Pokemon Dreary" on Youtube (I found it by just looking at a list of Rom hacks), let alone at the popularity of "Pokemon Adventure Red" (My favorite Rom hack) Found quite a diamond in the rough with this one. The custom soundtrack makes it so much better. Hope it gets to be complete rather than abandoned. I'll certainly be playing until the end.
Thanks, I appreciate it! The game is progressing as normal, I'd estimate maybe about a month before I'm able to release the full version.
Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord

Inner Rhymes

Male
India.
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
596 posts
2.5 Years
Aye! Thought I'd bump by and ask how progress is coming along. I've really got my eyes focused on this.
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
What's it like - https://youtu.be/Qxs6shEpHIo
A lot of emotions, thought and a bit of nostalgia went into the making of this particular track on the Mixtape.

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years
Aye! Thought I'd bump by and ask how progress is coming along. I've really got my eyes focused on this.
Unfortunately I've been fighting a university administration for the past month, which has been a serious energy vampire. I'd say the game is still about 75 - 80% complete, but progress will be stalled for at least another week or so. Really hope to continue working on it soon.
Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord

Inner Rhymes

Male
India.
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
596 posts
2.5 Years
Unfortunately I've been fighting a university administration for the past month, which has been a serious energy vampire. I'd say the game is still about 75 - 80% complete, but progress will be stalled for at least another week or so. Really hope to continue working on it soon.
Don't stress yourself out too much bud. Your real life matters come first before this ROM Hack. I hope that everything goes well and that you have on real strong. We are all more than ready to wait! Stay well!
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
What's it like - https://youtu.be/Qxs6shEpHIo
A lot of emotions, thought and a bit of nostalgia went into the making of this particular track on the Mixtape.

Inner Rhymes

Male
India.
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
596 posts
2.5 Years
Updating this thread to alert that version 2.0 beta has been completed and released!
Man, oh mna, I am so tempted to play the latest release. Thought i'd ask if the final version will be compatible with the saves of the current version available.
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
What's it like - https://youtu.be/Qxs6shEpHIo
A lot of emotions, thought and a bit of nostalgia went into the making of this particular track on the Mixtape.

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years
Man, oh mna, I am so tempted to play the latest release. Thought i'd ask if the final version will be compatible with the saves of the current version available.
The final release will be next, and yes it will be fully compatible with current save files! Be aware though, I am constantly adding tidbits of content to earlier parts of the game and polishing things up, so if you were to resume a previous save, you may miss a few details. Nothing major, though.
Ayy this looks really good so far. Will give it a go when I get the chance!
Thanks!

I'm working on a new titlescreen as well. Hoping the rest turns out all right:

Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord

Inner Rhymes

Male
India.
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
596 posts
2.5 Years
You have no idea how regularly I've been revisiting this thread to check on this hack! Thank you so much for all the work you've put in. I did play a bit if the beta and loved it to bits but kept it aside so I can start from scratch when the full version was released. I hope this is not going to be your only project! Thank you so much again! Already a fan.
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
What's it like - https://youtu.be/Qxs6shEpHIo
A lot of emotions, thought and a bit of nostalgia went into the making of this particular track on the Mixtape.

Avara

Female
Izantine
Seen 17 Hours Ago
Posted 17 Hours Ago
1,085 posts
7.9 Years
Hiya, congratulations on completing your ROM hack! <3

Anthroyd

Age 21
Male
United States
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 10 Hours Ago
190 posts
3.4 Years
You have no idea how regularly I've been revisiting this thread to check on this hack! Thank you so much for all the work you've put in. I did play a bit if the beta and loved it to bits but kept it aside so I can start from scratch when the full version was released. I hope this is not going to be your only project! Thank you so much again! Already a fan.
You're welcome! I hope you enjoy playing it. If it sucks, let me know xD

Hiya, congratulations on completing your ROM hack! <3
Thanks for the thread transfer, Avara!

is this only one or two ending possible?
There is only one ending. But yeah, totally reasonable to assume there are two based on what happens.

Congrats on completing your hack Anthroyd!
Thanks!
Pokémon Generation III ROM Hacking
Video Series

Pokémon Dreary

Discord
Advertiser Content