mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
Introduction/Story

Hey guys, I'm mlem (previously PokemonAce123) and here's my hack, Pokemon Flare.

This hack is a classic journey through Kanto...backwards....or is it?

Team Rocket is going after the three birds! Will you be able to stop them? Come along on this adventure and find out!

Now...on to some features...

Features

-Travel through Kanto backwards
-Physical/Special Split
-Fairy-types
-Gen 4-6 Moves
-TM's can be used more than once!
-Legendaries!
-All starters available!
-Toggleable Exp. All!
-Fight Elite 4 in any order you'd like
-Gym Leader Rematches after you beat the Elite 4
-Fun minigames which let you pay $5000 to win anything from a Magikarp to a Rayquaza
-The chance to destroy Team Rocket's hopes and dreams (unless they destroy yours...)


Just a note about the Exp. All:
Spoiler:
Keeping the Exp. All on throughout the entire game will make your team extremely overleveled and takes away the challenge so if you want an authentic experience leave it off.


Bugs

Black - Minor bug
Red - Game Breaking Bug

-Status conditions don't display properly in the first rival battle
-Exp. Share gives double exp. to the Pokémon holding it instead of splitting it in half like it should (Feature maybe? Lol)
-There are some dialogues which may not be decapitalized for whatever reason...

-If you find any others, let me know asap so I can try to fix them!

And now....the screenies!

Screenshots



Team
PokemonAce123 - the one overseeing everything and doing 95% of the work
All of my amazing beta testers - for not slacking and helping me squash all the bugs, especially Red for making a Word document with all Pokémon locations :)

Credits
Gamefreak/Nintendo - For Pokémon Fire Red (Everything is property of Nintendo, I own nothing :wink-right-eye:)
Foullump - Pokescript tutorials back when I started out
Diegoisawesome - XSE tutorial
Mr. Dollsteak - Rombase
Spherical Ice - Pokemart sells more items with more badges script
HackMew - a lot of the tools we have today are thanks to HackMew's brilliance
Lunos, Daman, Wobb, BreadCrumbs, FBI, Touched, ASD, 5qwerty, Petuuuhhh - Teaching me how to actually use XSE and how to insert ASM routines, a lot of help on both ends, I will be forever grateful <3, and for all the support you guys have given me
The entire Rom Hacking discord - for being awesome

If I left anyone out, let me know!

FAQ
Q: Can I go back to the three islands once I leave?
A:
Spoiler:
once you're six gyms in you'll go back for plot-related stuff


Q: Where do I find [insert Pokémon here]?
A: Look at the Locations document

Q: How do I evolve trade evolutions?
A: Kanto trade evolutions evolve at Level 45, Johto trade evolutions evolve at Level 60

Q: How do I evolve Slowpoke?
A: Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro if Defense > Attack at Level 40, and into Slowking if Attack > Defense at Level 40

Q4: Where do I find [insert HM here]?
Spoiler:
HM01 Cut:
Spoiler:
In Icefall Cave, where HM07 used to be in Fire Red. To be more specific, it's at the end of the puzzle in Icefall Cave.

HM02 Fly:
Spoiler:
Indigo Plateau

HM03 Surf:
Spoiler:
Cinnabar Island

HM04 Strength:
Spoiler:
Fuchsia City

HM05 Flash:
Spoiler:
Route 2

HM06 Rock Smash:
Spoiler:
Safari Zone

HM07 Waterfall:
Spoiler:
S.S. Anne


Q: Which Pokémon are obtainable in this hack?
Most Pokémon from the first 3 gens (Bulbasaur to Deoxys) are in. There are no new gen Pokémon, nor any plans to add them ever.

Q: I beat the Champion, what do I do next?
Spoiler:
1. Congrats! Go tell your dad you became Champion! There was a guard blocking a gate off in Saffron until someone became the Champion. There's a nice surprise waiting for you there.
2. There was a building you couldn't enter in Viridian, try going in there for a fun time.
3. If you haven't done so already, there are static legendary encounters such as the three birds, Mewtwo, the three beasts, Celebi, Lugia, and Ho-oh. For more legendaries, play the lottery on Two Island!
4. The Trainer Tower is open in case you're interested, as well as the Tanoby Ruins (explore at your own risk)!
5. If you want, you can complete most of the Pokédex so try out a catch 'em all if you want!
6. Gym Leader Rematches: you can rematch any of the gym leaders (aside from Giovanni)!
7. After doing 1-2, talk to your dad one more time for a final piece of dialogue to finish off the game :)


Downloads

Patch onto a clean Pokémon Fire Red 1.0 Rom (I used 1636 Squirrels)
FINAL VERSION 1.02

See the spoiler for details and if you wanna be spoiled, I guess...
Spoiler:
Talk to White in Cerulean Cave if you're stuck (reload the area obviously), and please make sure you didn't fight Mewtwo otherwise it won't work properly


Old releases:
Spoiler:
This release ends after you get your 6th badge, but there's a bonus fight for those who are interested...
Cerulean Gym as of 7/24/17: https://www.mediafire.com/file/zx8qx7o31o5p9oj/Pokemon_Flare.ups

7th Gym beta is finally here! Ends after 7th gym battle!
7th gym as of 8/27/17: https://www.mediafire.com/file/3skkt5fepg5jg9j/Pokemon%20Flare.ups

8th Gym beta is here! Yay! Officially ends after the 8th gym, but there's an optional (in this beta) rival battle afterwards!
8th gym as of 1/3/2018: http://www.mediafire.com/file/jfc0l9yeysdlnh9/Pokemon%20Flare%20Gym%208.ups


Discord
If you wanna help out with the hack in any way or want sneak peeks of what's to come, join the Discord server!
Join the hack's Discord server here! ---> https://discord.gg/XcevBuc

Updates
7-21-17 - S.S. Anne Release, ends before you go on S.S. Anne
7-24-17 - Cerulean Gym Release, ends with 6 badges
8-27-17 - 7th Gym release, ends with 7 badges

1-3-2018 - 8th gym release, ends with 8 badges

1-15-2019 Final Version 1.0 Released
1-20-2019 Final Version 1.01 Released
1-23-2019 Final Version 1.02 Released
3-4-2019 Pokémon Locations Word Document and Download 1.02 directly from here :)

11-9-2020 Added in a proper FAQ section and a few other stuff to this post :)

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
Not to burst your bubble, but there's already a hack out there that's near identical to yours in case you're not aware.

http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=282335
I've played that hack before, it inspired me to make my own backwards version, not to mention that our hacks have differences :mudkip^_^:

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
Nice hack i like it! where can i find hm cut strength and rock smash? i went to island one but forgot to check the ember spa where rock smash is supposed to be located can i go back and get it?
Thanks! Cut can be found where it's usually found, so it'll be available much later. Strength is still in Fuschia, but you don't need it for Seafoam. Rock smash is your prize for beating the goons on three island. Hope that helps! :mudkip^_^:

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
i can't access safari zone and so i can't find strength at fuchsia & can i go back to the island one because i went when bill showed up when i beat blaine.
You won't need strength until victory road, and you can't go back to the islands until much later. I don't know what happened with safari zone but I'll release a fix with it opened.

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
So is this just a backward fire red back and so does that mean it has the same storyline no new elements to it. Please answer and thank you in advance.
I mean, it's not just a backward fire red hack...it's one full of adventure and trolling and all that good stuff. There are a few new elements to it, like updated maps and harder gyms, plus visiting three islands early on, getting your national dex before the postgame and not to forget the awesome music and the thrilling gameplay. However, it will closely follow the storyline of fire red, just backwards, since that's what it was designed for.

Glad I could be of service :mudkip^_^:

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
Just wondering how trade evolutions will work in this hack? Also I experienced a bug where if you faint before reaching cinnabar island, you will teleport next to Blaine in his gym and your Pokemon will be healed. If you beat him you can't leave his gym.
Trade evolutions have been removed. And in regards to the bug I'll see what I can do to fix it, that's pretty odd.

mlem

Male
Hoenn Region
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
75 posts
6 Years
Im using the rom patcher the only one that works for all patches on my phone rom patcher but it still doesnt work
I too am unable to patch it correctly. Using the ignore option in NUPS with the FR Squirrels rom seems to work okay, though.
I updated the ups file, hopefully there won't be anymore problems, let me know if there are any though!