The PokéCommunity Forums Fan Games Fan Games Hub
Discussion What inspired you to make a Pokémon ROM Hack?

Fan Games Hub General discussions about all things fan games. Topics relating to both ROM hacks and custom games are welcome here. Posting links to ROMs is illegal and is not tolerated anywhere on the forum.

Thread Tools
Old June 29th, 2014 (8:32 AM).
iDeathly's Avatar
iDeathly iDeathly is offline
Join Date: Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
I never liked Nintendos maps they made, so began to create my own and i liked them much more
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old July 13th, 2014 (4:42 AM).
TheCurryGuy's Avatar
TheCurryGuy TheCurryGuy is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 111
I played pokemon glazed and absolutely loved it. I wanted to make a hack of my own
so i started learning.

currently working on

Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014 (10:51 AM).
Darkrai Lv.1000's Avatar
Darkrai Lv.1000 Darkrai Lv.1000 is offline
Has a tendency to figure things out
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On an island with Hakaze
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 671
Send a message via AIM to Darkrai Lv.1000
Pokemon Quartz was the first rom hack I ever played. And after playing a bunch of really awesome ones, I decided I wanted to try my hand at it, especially since I'm an aspiring game designer. I find it fun to alter games and turn them into something completely different. Plus it's always been a dream to create my own Pokemon game, and this is my chance.
Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014 (6:57 PM).
ShantyTown's Avatar
ShantyTown ShantyTown is offline
Forever Young
Join Date: Aug 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 312
I picked up Platinum after not playing pokemon since Gold Version, and I forgot how much I liked it. One day, I noticed some "let's play" YouTube videos of a ROM hack. (I think it was Pokemon Naranja). I quickly found out that tree was a big community centered around ROm hacking, and I knew that I wanted to do it, too. Now, 5 years later, here I am.
Check out my three Gen 1 hacks: , Red Battle Factory, & Thief Red

Pokémon Pinball disassembly:

Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2014 (3:51 PM).
Queen Azura's Avatar
Queen Azura Queen Azura is offline
Mistress of Midnight
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 59
For me, my inspiration to create a ROM hack was actually the music of the games. I was listening to Pokemon Emerald's music for nostalgia, saw the soundfonts were available online, and thought to myself, "Hey, I could make my own Pokemon soundtracks!"

It didn't take long for that to progress into "I could make my own Pokemon game!"

It's going to be even rougher than I expected, but I'm pretty excited as I keep progressing and learning about hacking.

. : | cast off the fleeting, transient world | : .
. : | FC: 5086-3361-9631 IGN: Azura | : .
Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2014 (11:00 PM).
Cloudfury's Avatar
Cloudfury Cloudfury is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 97
I've always wanted to make my own video game~ Something unique, refreshing from the current pokemon games. And because, you know, no one likes to replay Ruby for the billionth time XD

The first I heard of the hack realm was from Ruby destiny playthroughs on youtube. Then some time later I found the glorious hack section on here.
Useful hack tutorials I use
-Voicegroups for Inserting Music (Firered)
-Custom Battle Backgrounds(Firered)
-Custom 256/240 color Titlescreen (Firered)
-Animated Tiles
-Overworld insert/size change
Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2014 (9:16 PM).
bunny24680's Avatar
bunny24680 bunny24680 is offline
Keep Catching, Keep Battling - It's a Pokemon Life!
Join Date: Apr 2013
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Hardy
Posts: 100
When I had finished playing Gen 3 games, I moved on to hacks and I was amazed how these hacks have entirely new storyline, new cities and routes and even new pokemon. It was like there is a new adventure everytime. I thought maybe I could also provide this world with a brand new adventure of my own.

Another thing was that I found that most hacks were incomplete like to onely 5-6
badges. I never liked that. I couldn't wait for new betas to come. So I decided to
make a complete hack once and for all.

I know I'm not very good at hacking but somehow, I think I created a good hack
named Pokemon Galacta!!
Pokemon Galacta - A Complete Pokemon FireRed Hack
New Storyline in The New Region of Azurus!
New Towns, Characters, Gyms, Elite Four and New Evil Gang Team Meteor!
250-300 Pokemon From First 3 Generations!

Official Info. Page (with download links):
Official Facebook Page (Send Feedback, Queries Here):
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2014 (7:42 AM). Edited August 1st, 2014 by ManofEcstasy.
ManofEcstasy's Avatar
ManofEcstasy ManofEcstasy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
I liked Ash Gray so much that I modified it to make it as good as possible.
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2014 (9:01 AM).
Mentalink's Avatar
Mentalink Mentalink is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lumiose City
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 10
Started a few months ago but I basically only have a few maps and the story in mind for now since there's school and all. :[
My desire to make my own Pokemon game was there since Gold and Silver probably. I always loved the idea of creating my own game, giving life to whatever I wanted... I have a pretty nice imagination so I fantasized a lot about it. But I thought it was impossible, and when I eventually learned about hacking, I thought it was way too hard and time consuming for me... and it kinda is, haha.
But it's also way easier, somehow, that I imagined it to be, thanks to all the tools etc. And since it's very interesting anyway I'm happy to learn about it. :]
Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2014 (12:29 PM).
tzujm33 tzujm33 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 130
After having heard about pokemon hacks, i wanted to make my own because i found the normal games to easy.
Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2014 (3:35 AM).
fasmistic fasmistic is offline
Join Date: Aug 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
Well I've recently been playing mirage of tales and it has come soo close to what I want in a hack. But it still doesn't fit the exact description of the one rom I want to play. I've always wanted to play as the bad guy, and all the hacks that allow this are good, but not great. So I wanted to make a great one

Pokemon Bad Gone Badder is the name (not sure if I'll change it) but I'm kinda struggling with learning how to script. Oh well
Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2014 (10:29 AM).
CJBlazer's Avatar
CJBlazer CJBlazer is offline
Rogon, the Ninja Pokemon
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Underworld
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 74
I am an author and have been one since the age of 12. I figured its time to take my fanfiction novel, Pokemon: League Masters, a step further and started reading up on how to build a game. I decided to learn how to hack and now want to make my two games just as they are in my stories.

Plus, the experience is really good as I am learning new things by doing this.

From left to right, Rogetta, Rogon, Rogastar.
Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2014 (11:01 AM).
Mana's Avatar
Mana Mana is online now
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK
Gender: Female
Posts: 9,979
I think I started hacking mainly for the idea of putting a story out there. What has kept me going? Probably the evolving community - there are always new tools, tutorials and techniques to try out and utilise, and with enough creativity there are niches to be filled out in the RH community - I guess I aspire to filling one of those gaps, eventually.

Without works by some major people, like Lu-Ho and Hackmew (and many many more), I doubt many of us would still be persisting.
Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2014 (8:29 PM).
DarkenedEclipse's Avatar
DarkenedEclipse DarkenedEclipse is offline
Project Oak
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sinnoh
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 210
I don't know if the thread is old but I'd like to share my story...

It was a few years when I looked into this new concept. I liked the idea of discovering and learning how to share my own creation and make it to my customs and get suggestions how to make them better.... Rom hacking to me is like a puzzle: putting all the little bits and pieces of hard work together to create a big picture. Something with working with graphics and learning how to script got me to love this activity as well as the community behind it
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2014 (2:02 AM).
TheAllKnowingBeing TheAllKnowingBeing is offline
Rom Hacker
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Where one can see all and hear all.
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Posts: 1
Pokemon Light Platinum, The first hack I played, after playing it I knew that I had to make my own, Or even better, Make one with everyone's ideas in it.
Feedback is the most useful recourse for a developer or an artist, or just anyone who creates.
  • Positive Feedback is good, It tells us what we have done right, and thus how to keep something good.
  • Negative feedback is better, It tells us what we have done wrong, and thus, how to make something better.
  • Insulting feedback is bad, it crushes the spirit and makes one no longer want to continue work on his/her creation. However Insulting feedback can occasionally make one work harder, to prove other's wrong.
Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2014 (3:07 PM).
TheMangekyoKing's Avatar
TheMangekyoKing TheMangekyoKing is offline
PurpleAmethyst Founder
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
I made a Pokemon hack because there were always things about the original games that i would have liked to change so when i figured out I could hack I instantly started doing it.
Coming soon to PokeCommunity

Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 1:12 PM.