Hack of the Month Voting - September 2010

Started by Logan September 11th, 2010 8:28 AM
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Age 27
Salisbury, England
Seen July 19th, 2022
Posted November 12th, 2021
10,415 posts
13.9 Years


You have until the first of October to vote for your Hack of the Month. The winner hack's thread will be stickied for a month, until the next month's winner is announced. The winner hack will also be added to PokéCommunity's official ROM Hacking Hall of Fame. Only hacks in either the Progressing Hacks forum or the Hacks Showcase forum are eligible for nomination.

Eligible Hacks


  • You may vote once per month, per hack.
  • Asking or bribing others to vote for your hack is not allowed.
  • Creating new accounts to vote multiple times is not allowed and will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Voting is done via the poll not by posting in this thread, votes in the form of posts will not be counted.
  • Don't complain that your hack was not chosen this month.



Age 27
Cloudsdale, Equestria
Seen October 4th, 2015
Posted October 4th, 2015
976 posts
15 Years
I didn't expect Ash Gray to be chosen. But I voted for it since I am more familiar with it and the game is a lot like the anime, more than other anime ROM Hacks I have seen. The scripting and hex editing is good too.
Also known as SentryBronyPlatinum or Shadowbolt Pegasus.

Spherical Ice

Age 24
Leicester, UK
Seen 1 Hour Ago
Posted February 20th, 2022
5,259 posts
14.9 Years
Palladium gets my vote, hands-down.

It's decent all round, with relatively nice scripting, mapping and story alike. Shame it uses the overused Kyledove ROM Base, but that's not serious.

When it comes to Top Secret, I can't help but be distracted by that textbox. Furthermore, the story doesn't particularly do it for me and the grammar could be improved.

Ahh... AshGray. The mapping and graphics really turn me off on this one. It seems like it's just an abomination of the default tileset, unfortunately. The scripting is okay, I suppose, but nothing amazing. It seems to have a very large problem with text carrying on in the textbox, which could easily be fixed by using the Text Adjuster in XSE before compiling scripts with dialogue.

So yeah, Palladium.

Edit I thought it was obvious that this was my opinion. Nothing more.


Needs NO VMs...

Age 48
Scotland, Lesmahagow
Seen August 3rd, 2015
Posted February 7th, 2011
1,087 posts
12.8 Years
Definitely AshGray. Although the maps and tiles are terrible, the scripting and events are good, and it's a very enjoyable hack.

Top secret is kinda glitchy when I first played it, and the sprites were really bad.

Palladium I really just can't get into and the tiles are really overused.

Good luck to all three though.


Revered with the stars

Seen December 25th, 2016
Posted September 30th, 2012
308 posts
12.6 Years
I voted for Ash Gray. I like the idea of following the anime, and it seems like it has the most effort put into it, with the custom tiles and all (even if they do like like they could be better). The title screen and text box kinda made me decide not to vote for Top Secret. I would've voted for Palladum but I don't like the fact he used a ROM Base. Patches for stuff like Jpan's engine are fine in my opinion (because even if you tried it's take a long time to do), but for tiles, it just shows you never bothered to learn properly (though I love the HP boxes :D ).

Not insulting anybody, just giving my opinion and criticism.

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Advanced Adventures Supporter

Seen May 2nd, 2018
Posted December 23rd, 2012
55 posts
12.1 Years
ashgrey gets mine its just more eyecatching to as the top secrets text boxs just change way to much and are distracting
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New York
Seen January 17th, 2022
Posted June 26th, 2016
2,938 posts
14.4 Years
Palladium, by far, no questions asked.

Ash Grey just has way too many errors and it's ugly. The scripting is decent, but the negative outweighs the positive.

Top Secret, that text box is aaaaaa. I don't like the tiles much either, and it just doesn't really appeal to me.

Palladium, while having an overused rom base, is well executed, there is minimal errors, the mapping is well done (albeit the tiles), and therefore gets my vote.


Hardened Trainer

Seen August 17th, 2016
Posted May 9th, 2015
673 posts
13.6 Years
Well, I'm very honored to have my hack nominated.

For those who are criticizing the tiles, I understand (though most of the tiles are from the original FireRed) - the custom tiles aren't great (but I have heard nice things about the Poke Center) - I want to change the grass tiles and the hero backsprite still, and eventually change the gyms. But these have been some of my least concerns, as I'm more interested in content. Oh, and I know I'm not a great mapper, either.

As for people who say that scripting is decent, but nothing special - I just want to say that I busted my hump to make scripts that follow the anime episodes - I have so many complicated, time-consuming scripts in this game that I worked really hard on - it kind of feels like an insult to just call them decent - you have no idea how much work went into the Flame Pokemon-athon race, or to get all the events in Saffron to work in the correct order, etc.

Thank you for the nomination - honestly I had hoped to be nominated for Hack of the Month sometime, but did not expect it, so thank you and good luck to Palladium and Top Secret. :)



United Kingdom
Seen September 26th, 2021
Posted August 7th, 2019
21,057 posts
14.7 Years
I vote for Pokemon Ash Grey - Simply because it's the only one i've played of the three and I really enjoyed it, great work and good luck everyone! :).


Favorite Stand

Age 24
New England
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted August 31st, 2020
547 posts
12.5 Years
Ash Gray...one of my first hacks I played the scripts are incredable
Sure there are some glitchs,like the bad egg glitch but I really enjoy it I can't wait for beta 3 to come out I love it

Best of luck to all three hacks....


Seen December 10th, 2021
Posted February 24th, 2021
1,343 posts
13 Years
Ashgray. while the mapping and tiles aren't the best, I love the anime, it's by far the best anime hack i've seen. the scripting is good, too. but, the only things I don't like about it are it's tiles, and mapping.

Top Secret is okay, but the tiles i don't really like, and the textbox... Last time I played it, it was also quite glitchy, I didn't get further than the second route before I encountered a glitch that forced me to restart.

Palladium has a really overused rombase, the scripting is okay, but the maps I found a bit dull, and plain. It just seems like nintendo's games, with new tiles, and slightly better scripting, the mapping just seems dull.