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Hack of: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y
Released: 4th February 2016
Last Updated: 17thAugust 2019
Current Version: 2.54

NOTE: If you're updating from an earlier version to 2.34 or later, you will need to completely uninstall the hack before updating, or make sure that you delete the code.bin file from your 3DS SD card after updating. The code.bin file has been replaced with a patch, and the hack won't work if both files are present.

Overview:

Eternal X & Wilting Y are typical difficulty/721 hacks; all Pokémon are obtainable in all versions of the games, trade evolutions are optional and they are, of course, more difficult than the base games. Both EX and WY come in four versions: the Legal Version makes useful Hidden Abilities easily available, and adds many egg and tutor moves to almost every Pokémon's level up moves, all of which are legal in the official games (hence the name). The Rebalanced Version includes all of these changes, as well as many base stat, type and movepool changes intended to make weaker Pokémon more fun to use. The third version available is Insanity Mode; this is essentially the Rebalanced Version with more challenging Trainer battles. Finally, the Online Version of the hack sacrifices a few features to make every Pokemon you catch legal, and can be used to play online.

Note that all versions of the hack expect you to play with the EXP Share ON.

Legal Version:
This version of the hack is for those of you who don't like fan-made changes to Pokemon; Delibird and friends are just as weak as Game Freak intended, and no random reptilian Pokemon have suddenly gained the Dragon type. Pokemon encountered in this version will only ever have moves and abilities they could legally have in X and Y; the only exceptions are a few Gen V and VI Pokemon who are compatible with the new Sucker Punch TM, and most Ice Types who are compatible with the new Freeze-Dry TM.
Features:
Spoiler:
  • A reasonable level curve designed around leaving the EXP Share on at all times
  • Trainer teams that make sense: no trainers will ever use cover legendaries, but like the battle facilities, certain classes like Veterans and the Elite Four will sometimes use "lesser" legendaries later in the game
  • Catch'em all without trading; Pokemon that evolve by trade now have alternate evolution methods
  • Important Trainers have stronger teams, and many will now use Mega Evolution
  • Seven new TMs: Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Sucker Punch, Drain Punch, Giga Drain and Freeze-Dry have replaced seven less useful TMs (see the documentation for details)
  • All Mega Stones (except Mewtwonite X/Y) are obtainable before the Elite Four
  • All Fossils are conveniently held by wild Pokémon in or near Glittering Cave
  • Competitive items can be found on wild Pokémon or in Snowbelle City
  • All but two TMs are available before the Elite Four
  • Fully documented changes (except for the rival's teams)
  • Restaurant Trainers with Audino and Blissey teams; these can be battled over and over for quick EXP gains
  • Weaker Pokémon level up faster, making them more powerful than usual later in the game
  • All level up learnsets have been updated to match ORAS where possible
  • Many Pokémon now have their Hidden Ability available as one of their two regular abilities
  • Most Pokémon will be able to learn egg moves by level up, or from the move reminder
  • Easy access to ability capsules, allowing you to switch your Pokemon's abilities at will
  • An optional balance patch to tone down the initial battle with Viola; she can be made to battle with four Pokemon instead of six
  • Fast hatch eggs: all eggs will hatch in a single cycle


Rebalanced Version:

This is more or less the same as the Legal Version of the mod, but with changes made to many Pokemon. Some trainers will also have slightly different rosters to take advantage of these changes.
Features:
Spoiler:
  • Everything in the Legal Version
  • Type, base stat, ability and movepool changes have been made to many weaker Pokémon, with the intention of making them more fun to use (see the documents for details)
  • Some weak or useless moves have been changed; for example, Cut is now a Grass-Type move that will always result in a critical hit, and Arm Thrust now has 25 base power
  • As of version 2.1, stat, ability and movepool changes from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are included in this version. This means you can play with things like Sand Stream Gigalith, Dragon Dance Flygon and even Sticky Web Slurpuff in Kalos!
  • The Big Root held item has received a massive buff, and will now double healing from HP stealing moves


Insanity Mode:

This version of the hack is intended to provide a greater challenge than the other versions. It's often unfair and is deliberately poorly balanced, but if you're looking for a challenge, this is the version for you. It's available with or without the Pokemon changes from the Rebalanced Version.
Features:
Spoiler:
  • All the features of the Rebalanced Version or Legal Version
  • Rivals, Gym Leaders, Team Flare leaders, etc. all use more powerful teams, sometimes including Legendary Pokémon. Their teams don't always make sense flavor-wise, but they do make the game significantly more challenging. See the documents for details.
  • Double, triple and rotation battles are more common
  • Unimportant trainers will frequently (but not always) have custom movesets, and some will also utilize held items
Note that some trainers in the legal version of insanity mode may have illegal movesets; this is because this version was released as an edit of the original insanity mode, which was based on the rebalanced version. While I'm 99% sure the boss battles will be fine, some unimportant trainers might have illegal moves that slipped past me. If you encounter a trainer with a move they shouldn't have, please report it so I can fix them.


Online Version:

This is essentially "EXWY lite." It removes ALL Pokemon related changes - meaning no improved level up moves, no changes to Pokemon available in the wild, and no access to most hidden abilities. In exchange, every Pokemon you encounter is legal for use online and with Pokemon bank. Additionally, thanks to Pokecommunity users MightyBirdy and buley, these versions can be used to play online.
Features:
Spoiler:
  • Viola nerf built in: with the limited options available to the player in this version, Viola's full team would be a bit excessive, so she will only use four Pokemon in her initial battle.
  • Fast hatch eggs: If you opt to add the wild Pokemon changes from the other versions, breeding the Pokemon you catch will result in legal offspring. This change speeds up that process significantly.
  • Mart and trainer changes from the legal version of the hacks are retained; you'll still be able to get most TMs and Mega Stones before defeating the Pokemon League
  • Access to online features allows you to browse the wasteland that is the XY GTS, receive countless Zigzagoons from wonder trade, and battle your friends while retaining most of EXWY's changes


Screenshots:

Spoiler:

If there are problems with the images below, screenshots can also be found here.



















Downloads:

Game files and documents can be found here.

Downloading from Drive can be a bit slower than other options, but it has the benefit of allowing you to skim through the documentation to see if you like the changes first. Enjoy!

WARNING: Because the hacks don't support title updates, the Lumiose save glitch is still in the games; do NOT save in the North or South Boulevard. Saving inside a building is perfectly safe, however.

How to Play:


Download the game files from the link above, then follow one of the included installation guides. If you have Luma custom firmware, I highly recommend using the Quick Install guide; this is a simple drag-and-drop process, and doesn't require you to build anything.
If you don't have custom firmware, you can either head over to https://3ds.guide/ to get Luma set up, or play via the homebrew channel and HANS, which you can find out about here: http://smealum.github.io/3ds/. Note that your firmware version may be unable to run homebrew if you've kept it up-to-date.

As Citra -a 3DS emulator- now supports X and Y, a guide for setting up the hacks with Citra is also included in the download. While the games are playable, Citra is still in development, so you should except some instability and/or issues, especially with the game sound.

FAQ:

Spoiler:

The wild Pokemon and mart changes aren't showing up for me, but everything else is - what gives?
The title update for Pokemon X/Y replaces the files that hold this information, and the update will take priority over the hack's changes. You can fix this by uninstalling the update.

How do I uninstall a title update?
On your 3DS, go to system settings =>data management =>3DS =>add-on content, then select Pokemon X or Y, and click delete.
If you're using Citra, right-click on the game in the main menu and select "Open Update Data Location." This will take you to a folder with two files in it; delete both of them.

Are Pokemon from the Legal Version safe for use online?
In most cases, no. This is because met locations and levels will likely be wrong, and because I had to replace a regular ability with the hidden ability to make them available for many Pokemon. If you want to transfer your Pokemon to Pokemon Bank, you'll need to edit them with pkhex to make them legal first, or play the online version instead.

I've just downloaded the latest version of the game and something isn't working, is it my fault?
Probably not! Either I've broken the game with the latest update, or you've still got the official XY update installed. If it's the former, please post in this thread or PM me so I can fix it as soon as possible. If it's the latter, uninstall the update and launch the game again. Please include which version you were playing in your post (X or Y, and legal, rebalanced or insanity) AND whether you're playing on a 3DS or Citra, because I can't help you without knowing that first.

Can I play in a language other than English?
Yes! All of the hack's important features will work with every language setting in XY. You won't be able to see the edited title screen and a few text changes, but missing out on those won't affect gameplay.


Videos/Let's plays/etc:

Wilting Y: Legal Version boss fights by destinedjagold

Gameplay Tips:

Spoiler:
  • Leave the EXP Share ON at all times; you'll end up underlevelled very quickly without it.
  • The Torchic on Route two is a one-time encounter, and comes with Speed Boost and Blazikenite. It's a guaranteed catch, so throw a Cherish Ball at it and it'll be just like the Torchic event that was available when X and Y launched.
  • The Santalune City mart sells a variety of TMs that will make Viola's team much more manageable. If they're too expensive, you can sell the Stones held by the wild Pansage, Pansear and Panpour found in Santalune Forest.
  • Wild Munchlax outside the daycare will always hold Leftovers, which you can steal with the Thief TM given to you in Camphrier Town.
  • The two on one battle vs Celosia and Bryony in Lysandre Labs is completely optional; it's also pretty ridiculous in all versions, so you might want to save before taking them on.
  • The two on one battle vs Shauna and Tierno on Route 19 is not optional; they can't use Mega Evolution, though, so use this to your advantage.


KNOWN BUGS:

Spoiler:
  • Entering a triple battle with less than three Pokemon will cause your game to crash. The earliest triple battle is the first battle against Professor Sycamore on Insanity Mode, so it is recommended that you have at least three Pokemon in your party before then (even if you don't intend to use two of them). There are more triple and rotation battles later in the game, so it would be a good idea to keep a party of at least three Pokemon from that point on.


Changelog:

The changelog is now available on the hack's Google Drive: click here to view.

Credits:
  • Kaphotics and SciresM (Project Pokémon): For pk3DS and its internal programs, which made this hack possible in the first place.
  • link6155 (GBATemp): For The SMDH Creator, which makes launching these hacks on the homebrew launcher much cleaner.
  • An anonymous helper: For the title screens and menu icons, and sharing the .code file for Pokémon Y.
  • Lithobraker: For pointing out all the files I'd forgotten to include in the updates, and for some excellent feedback.
  • MightyBirdy: For creating the update spoof .cia files that allow some versions of the hacks to be used online
  • Maël Hörz: For creating HxD, which was used to fix the problems with certain level up move sets.
  • buley: For creating the edited code.bin used in the Online version of Eternal X.

Spherical Ice

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Hack of: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y
Hey, I've approved your thread but the images are all dead; I recommend reuploading them to a site like imgur instead.

Buffel Saft

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I have a question. Is this gonna mess up my original x version and hack it where I won't be able to change it back, or will it make a copy of the original game where it will be the hacked version?
It effectively makes a copy with all the hack's changes, your original X version will be fine. It does use the same save file as your actual game, but you can make a back up of that first and restore it whenever you want.

Aussie Riolu

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Playing the Rebalanced version and none of the encounters have been changed. The Legal version folder has more files and has all the encounters there plus some other missing things. Never mind that part, found it says it in the installation instructions. Welp.

EDIT: OK, putting in the legal files and then the rebalanced ones seems to work. Although Flareon's stats are unchanged oddly.
EDIT 2: OK some Pokemon haven't been edited, or partially edited. Golduck isn't Water/Psychic for example.

Buffel Saft

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OK some Pokemon haven't been edited, or partially edited. Golduck isn't Water/Psychic for example.
Thanks for pointing that out, turns out quite a few changes didn't go through. Not sure what happened, but I've re-uploaded the game files with the fixes.

Anyone playing the Rebalanced Version should re-download and reinstall the game (the Legal Version is unchanged, so no need to do anything). Sorry for the inconvenience!
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I registered on this forum for two reasons. One, to say this is a great job. Not many people are active in the Gen 6 hacking, especially for X and Y as opposed to ORAS.

The second reason is a request. There's only two XY hacks out that I know of and both have rebalanced difficulty and move pool changes. Would it be possible to make a Lite version which is just the 721 Pokémon encounters and their evolution changes? There currently is no vanilla 721 hack for either ORAS or XY and I think it would be massively popular.

I've been planning to do one of my own until I saw this but I'd be starting from absolutely zero experience. If you oppose doing this kind of hack, that's fine, but I may prod you for some pointers when doing my own.

Buffel Saft

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I registered on this forum for two reasons. One, to say this is a great job. Not many people are active in the Gen 6 hacking, especially for X and Y as opposed to ORAS.
Thanks! The fact that there was only one XY hack at the time was one of the reasons I made this in the first place, it'd be nice to see some more Gen 6 hacks.

The second reason is a request. There's only two XY hacks out that I know of and both have rebalanced difficulty and move pool changes. Would it be possible to make a Lite version which is just the 721 Pokémon encounters and their evolution changes? There currently is no vanilla 721 hack for either ORAS or XY and I think it would be massively popular.
The nice thing about Gen 6 hacking is that most of the things you can edit are stored in separate files. If you just wanted the wild encounters and evolution changes, you would simply omit all of the hack's files except for a/0/1/2 and a/2/1/5. The only problem with this is that the wild Pokémon would follow EXWY's level curve, so they'd all be a bit over levelled. Fixing that by hand would be very tedious (not something I'd want to do again for a while), but pk3DS has an option to change the levels of every encounter by a percentage, which would get them close enough to vanilla.
EX & WY have six different versions already, but it wouldn't be too much hassle to add something like this to the next update.

I've been planning to do one of my own until I saw this but I'd be starting from absolutely zero experience. If you oppose doing this kind of hack, that's fine, but I may prod you for some pointers when doing my own.
I'd be happy to give you some pointers, feel free to PM me if you need help with something.
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Hello! I've been playing this with the Rebalanced version the past few days, and it's been pretty fun! X and Y were pretty easy games, so having a harder version to play them again with is pretty nice!

I think if I had to criticize something, though, the first gym might be a bit harsh for how early it is, with Viola's six Pokemon with great moves and items.
But that might just be my fault. Given I also put my Battle setting on Set, refuse to use items in battle, and completely forgot the first town's Farfetch'd trade, opting to catch my own...

Other than that though, it's been a pretty fun and challenging adventure so far! So great job on this!

Buffel Saft

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Hello! I've been playing this with the Rebalanced version the past few days, and it's been pretty fun! X and Y were pretty easy games, so having a harder version to play them again with is pretty nice!

I think if I had to criticize something, though, the first gym might be a bit harsh for how early it is, with Viola's six Pokemon with great moves and items.
But that might just be my fault. Given I also put my Battle setting on Set, refuse to use items in battle, and completely forgot the first town's Farfetch'd trade, opting to catch my own...

Other than that though, it's been a pretty fun and challenging adventure so far! So great job on this!
Thanks, I'm glad you like it so far! Yeah Viola was hard to balance, I figured if anyone had trouble they could always grab the trade Farfetch'd to make it easier. Catching your own is probably better in the long run though, Quacklin' tends to stop obeying just before the second Gym.

Buffel Saft

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Is This Hack able to be played on my Tablet using The Drastic DS Emulator? If not, Is there a Emulator i can get that will play this?
Unfortunately no. There's a 3DS emulator in the works that can boot XY, but it'll be quite some time before it's in a fully playable state (right now it's very slow and certain features don't work properly).

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Hey, the docs mention that Porygon-Z gets Techno Blast, but none of the Pory- family have any entries at all in the Level-Up Moves .txt file. What level does it learn it at?
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Buffel Saft

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Hey, the docs mention that Porygon-Z gets Techno Blast, but none of the Pory- family have any entries at all in the Level-Up Moves .txt file. What level does it learn it at?
I just checked the level up moves file on Google Drive, they do have entries there, at least on my end. Did you search the document from the beginning? Some .txt file editors don't search in both directions at once; if you were reading another part of the file it may have missed the Pory- line's info.

Either way, Porygon-Z learns Techno Blast at level one, so you'll need a Heart Scale (or a level one Porygon) to get it.

Lithobraker

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Just checked, and yeah. Apparently I turned off "Wrap Around" in Notepad++'s search function.
Thanks!
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Sorry to double post, but that apparently doesn't cause notifications to appear.
So, I've got a suggestion for Hawlucha. I want to use one for my team, but Acrobatics is a bit of a pain in the neck because it's Hawlucha's only good Flying STAB move. In order to make good use of Acrobatics, Hawlucha cannot hold an item. This means that it sort of falls behind other members of my team, who can all hold Life Orbs and such. So, my suggestion is that you add type gems to a Pokemart somewhere. (You COULD add all 16, but that's a lot of shop slots you'd need to find, and most type gems aren't that useful apart from Flying gems, which specifically synergize with Acrobatics. I recommend you place the Flying Gems in Cyllage City, which is close to Route 10, along with Normal Gems, leaving Dusk Balls to still be purchasable there, or Lumiose City's North Boulevard, leaving Net Balls to still be purchasable there.)

Edit: Oh, also, how do the TM learnsets work? Are the new TMs (save for listed additions and Sucker Punch) compatible with all Pokemon that learn them by tutor? (So, for example, does Eelektross learn Drain Punch through TM, as it is a tutor move in ORAS?) Or are all the TM compatibilites the same as before?
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Buffel Saft

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Sorry to double post, but that apparently doesn't cause notifications to appear.
So, I've got a suggestion for Hawlucha. I want to use one for my team, but Acrobatics is a bit of a pain in the neck because it's Hawlucha's only good Flying STAB move. In order to make good use of Acrobatics, Hawlucha cannot hold an item. This means that it sort of falls behind other members of my team, who can all hold Life Orbs and such. So, my suggestion is that you add type gems to a Pokemart somewhere. (You COULD add all 16, but that's a lot of shop slots you'd need to find, and most type gems aren't that useful apart from Flying gems, which specifically synergize with Acrobatics. I recommend you place the Flying Gems in Cyllage City, which is close to Route 10, along with Normal Gems, leaving Dusk Balls to still be purchasable there, or Lumiose City's North Boulevard, leaving Net Balls to still be purchasable there.)

Edit: Oh, also, how do the TM learnsets work? Are the new TMs (save for listed additions and Sucker Punch) compatible with all Pokemon that learn them by tutor? (So, for example, does Eelektross learn Drain Punch through TM, as it is a tutor move in ORAS?) Or are all the TM compatibilites the same as before?
I do like the idea of having the type Gems, or at least the Flying Gem, available somewhere. I suppose I could replace the Nest Ball in the Cyllage City mart, seeing as they stop being useful pretty quickly. The only place that really has room for all of the Gems is the Pick Up table, and placing them there might ruin the ability for anyone who just wanted free items. Regardless, I'll make sure you can get Flying Gems somewhere in the next update; not sure when that will be, though, as updating all six versions is a bit of a pain.

As for the new TMs, they should be compatible with anything that can learn the moves they teach by any means (Egg move, tutor, old TM) in any other game. So yes, Eelektross will learn Drain Punch via the TM.
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