Tutorial Easily editing TMs in Gen 3

Started by partys over July 22nd, 2015 8:10 PM
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partys over

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Hi pokecommunity, this is my first hacking tutorial! It's really easy, and shouldn't be too challenging. This is a tutorial to easily edit tms, and what move they contain. There is a tool for that I think, but this supports extended moves, and it's easiest for me. Let's get started!

You will need:
A rom (get one yourself, I can't give links to them) This tutorial works on every GBA pokemon rom, which is really cool! I bet the hipster leafgreen and sapphire hackers are cheering! However, I don't know much about the languages. You'll have to check out the threads for the tools.
I will be using an english firered rom for this tutorial.
G3T
G3HS

Step 1: Enabling Saving
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Open up g3t, and open your rom. Now, enable saving.

I covered up the rom location because of personal stuff on my computer, by the way.


Step 2: Locating Moves
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Open the moves editor, and find the move you want as the tm.
I myself am using Volt Tackle, so I scrolled down to find that.

Step 3: Saving the description offset.
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Now highlight the description offset copy it, and paste it into notepad or something.

Step 4: Locating the TMS
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Go back to the main part Gen 3 Tools. Open up items editor. Scroll down, and find the tms. It should be near the bottom.

Step 5: Editing the description
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Click on the TM you want to edit, and go to the description offset, and go back into the notepad or whatever, copy that, and replace the existing one. Now click on Save Offset. You should see change.

Step 6: Editing the TM's move
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Go down to the move name, and replace it with the one you got the description from earlier. So, for me, Volt Tackle.

Step 7: Replacing the palette
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Find another TM with the same type as yours. Copy the palette offset (to the left of save palette). Go back into the TM you edited, and replace the existing one. Now click "Save palette"

Note: if the TM you are replacing is the same type as your move, this step is not needed.
Also note that the bug palette might be hard to find.
If you did this right, you should see change.

Step 8: Checking your progress
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Open up g3hs. Go on any random pokemon, and look at the moves. Scroll down and if you followed this tutorial correctly, you should see your tm edited.

Step 9: Editing the pokemon.
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You can edit what pokemon learn the tm with G3HS. You can just do this yourself, no complex explanation needed. Just check or un-check, easy.
edit: You can use this to help.


Note If you have extended moves, both g3t and g3hs support them, as long as you edit the inis. Other methods of tm editing aren't so good with extended moves, so, this method is convenient!

Thanks for reading my tutorial!

partys over

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Hey what's the deal with physical/special tab at the bottom? I notice all moves are set to physical, even special moves like psychic? Should I manually switch them to special? Or will switching a move to special make it so?
They're all physical when you first put on the patch, whatever you're using, I believe. I think doesntknowhowtoplay mentioned that. Try debugging in game with a wild wobufett or something just to be sure.

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does anybody know if it's possible to use this tool to make tm's reusable?
Hiya, nope, the tools won't be able to do that for you. Are you using Emerald? If so this post explains how to make TMs reusable.