Tool Hopeless Trainer Editor Page 5

Started by esperance July 12th, 2015 11:49 AM
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Age 23
Seen July 20th, 2019
Posted August 9th, 2017
9 posts
6.4 Years
I downloaded this and I'm not quite sure how to use it. How do I get trainers into the list on the left? And what about the player character's sprites? Will this work with designing those? (I will also need something to design their overworld sprites too.) I'll take whatever help's availible. Thanks in advance!

Name: Poni
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Seen March 10th, 2023
Posted October 11th, 2017
7 posts
8.3 Years
Hi! I'm using pokefreak's rombase as my foundation, however, even with editing my ini, I can't seem to get this to work. I can open most other roms(clean emerald, for example) fine, however, it just won't open the rombase i'm using or mrdollsteaks.
I keep getting a popup menu that simply says "There was an error opening the rom"
Is my problem with the ini? I feel like i have all the right numbers. <-- Here's a link to the rombase i am using


Seen 4 Weeks Ago
Posted April 27th, 2019
36 posts
15.8 Years
Hey this is really neat! Just a question though and I thought this would be an appropriate place to ask, if I were to add more pokemon a trainers party, would I go to the next trainers offset and just add the amount of bytes I added to the previous trainers? Also, I problem I see is that if I add to this list I'm going to eventually run into the pointer sets for pokemons evolution and learnsets if I were to add 6 party teams of pokemons to all trainers/gym leaderes. Would I then have to add/move to those offsets as well or can I just move that whole segment into an empty section? I thought I understood pointers until I wanted to modify them and their data banks lol.

Or could I possible use the empty space given and have the pointers point there?! :O! #eurekamaybe! lol
Seen April 9th, 2020
Posted April 9th, 2020
14 posts
8.1 Years
I have a question: say that I already used Sappy to replace a song: specifically I replaced song 329 which is titled "Mystery Connection" in FireRed to a different song.

So how do I go to Hopeless Trainer Editor, how do I assign a trainer to play that song? Do I do it from the Hopeless Trainer Editor Music box (and if so, which song number should it be?)

Or do I have to edit the pre-existing code from that trainer? For example: say that I edited the "I like wearing shorts" kid right after you beat brock, I want to replace his generic trainer song to the one I just installed in the game (being 329 "Mystery Connection" in Sappy).

How do I do it?
Age 35
Staffordshire, England
Seen 1 Week Ago
Posted March 27th, 2023
11 posts
15.2 Years
Hey apologies if I'm bumping an old thread, but I just can't get this to work. It won't open or recognise any ROM's. Reading the thread other people have had the same problem. Does anyone have *any* help or suggestions.

Alternatively, does anyone know any good Trainer Editors with automatic repointing that work with all Gen III ROMS? I used to use Advance Trainer, which was fantastic, but that stopped working. People kept telling me to 'edit the ini' but no version I could download had an ini to edit.

Any help would be much appreciated, it's really frustrating.
Seen May 28th, 2018
Posted April 4th, 2018
13 posts
6.9 Years
Here's a link to UnnamedTrainerEditor, the best one out there. I found it in this reddit post, in the comments.

Downloaded this but gives an error message regarding 'minimum and maximum values' when a rom is loaded.

Also HTE has been giving me the same 'unhandled exception' error that many of you seem to be facing. From what I gather it can be fixed by upgrading .net 4.something...but I have no idea what that means either. Help would be appreciated.
Seen March 31st, 2023
Posted August 23rd, 2020
126 posts
5.8 Years
Downloaded this but gives an error message regarding 'minimum and maximum values' when a rom is loaded.

Also HTE has been giving me the same 'unhandled exception' error that many of you seem to be facing. From what I gather it can be fixed by upgrading .net 4.something...but I have no idea what that means either. Help would be appreciated.
here ya go


SalamenceLvX or simply Salamence

Seen August 16th, 2023
Posted May 8th, 2020
6 posts
5.3 Years
I need help, I have tried to open 2 pokemon fire red roms downloaded off of 2 different websites and neither load up in this tool, it works for a pokemon fire red rom hack I play but not with fresh new roms


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Seen 5 Days Ago
Posted August 9th, 2021
95 posts
5.4 Years
Is there a tool that allows you to add shinies to trainer parties? UTE and other tools on this board all seem to lack a shininess button, but I've seen multiple shinies in Gen III fanhacks. Is there an easy way to do this manually if not with one of these programs?
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Age 29
Seen January 22nd, 2022
Posted July 1st, 2021
62 posts
4.9 Years
Mine keeps saying there was an error opening the rom.. Any suggestions?
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Seen April 4th, 2023
Posted December 26th, 2019
158 posts
4.7 Years
this thingy is coming

and if you ask for my .net framework, its 4.7.2

Seen May 7th, 2022
Posted September 29th, 2021
16 posts
5.9 Years

The Hopeless Trainer Editor

Hello! I'm just going to keep this nice and short: after being disappointed by existing trainer editors, I made my own. I've tested it myself, and I have yet to encounter any problems both in-game and with the tool.


  • Edit trainers and their Pokémon
  • Import/export
  • Repoints only when it needs to
  • Should work with all non-Japanese games, .ini only contains info for English games
  • Simple trainer randomizer
  • Manually change party offset


A screenshot of the main interface.


v1.0: Available on github.
The program was designed for .NET Framework 4.6.1. If you do not have an updated version it WILL NOT WORK due to incompatibility with older versions of the framework.

This looks amazing! My apologies, but I've downloaded and extracted it, but I don't see how exactly to open it? Is there a special program needed? Thanks much!