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Old August 20th, 2016 (6:51 AM). Edited December 22nd, 2016 by Sloo.
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10/7/16 patch removes girl in Muerton City that trades for a Gamma Metroid, and fixes a few spelling errors. (I can't believe it took me 13 years to realize the trick bike is called the ACRO bike and not the ARCO bike)

INTRODUCTION

I began working on this hack in 2011 without much of a plan at the time, but as a story developed in my head I just kept getting better ideas for it. I've kept this hack's development pretty well under wraps for a while, since I don't really like giving release dates. Plus, I like to surprise people.
I took a 2 year hiatus from this game when I had a sort of writer's block making new sprites, and the game was almost never finished. I do think that time helped the story though, as that is when I got most of my ideas.
This is my second complete hack, and probably my last.

STORY

You are a 13 year old boy/girl who's father owns a large company called EDGE Co. in the LUNOH REGION. One morning your father asks you to meet him at his office. There he asks you to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a POKéMON MASTER, because he never had the chance when he was younger. You accept and receive your very first POKéMON, an EEVEE!
And so your adventure begins! On the way you will meet many unique people, and face many challenges including the evil TEAM GENESIS who plan to release GIRATINA from the DISTORTION WORLD and use its power for world domination. Of course it's up you you to stop them, you are the protagonist after all.

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FEATURES

-EEVEE as your starter
-EEVEE evolves to ESPEON and UMBREON with a SUNSTONE and MOONSTONE respectively
-All evolution stones can be purchased at the large mart in DRALLIA TOWN (where second gym is located)
-Swapped eeveelutions' quick attack with their same type moves (Vaporeon now learns watergun at level 23 and quick attack at 16, etc.)
-All POKéMON that evolved by trade evolve by MOONSTONE now.
-66 (well drawn ) fakemon
-11 gyms
-Run indoors
-New regions
-Fancy new tiles
-Fancy new story with twists and turns along the way
-Rock smash does 60 damage now, so it isn't completely useless

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BUGS

-Final event runs early on previous patches, newest patch fixes this issue.
-GHOST's minisprite is glitchy. It seems to mess up many other minisprites if I fix it.
-The messed up tiles in MUERTON CITY are not a glitch, you can "fix" them yourself after you have the 8th gym badge.
-Cities are black when looking at the worldmap anywhere other than the fly map.
-Sometimes when you find an item in a trash can, a person nearby will disappear for a second. I have no idea why this happens.
-DITTO won't register in the Pokédex after you catch it for some reason.

FAQ

Where do I go from Greenburg Town? There is a man blocking a cave entrance.
Spoiler:
First talk to the girl in the lower right house, she asks you to find her grandma. Go into Black Forest, and there will be an area you can get to that the old lady was blocking when you first went through. Go talk to the rock in that area.


Where do I go after fighting the scientists in VALEN Co.?
Spoiler:
Leave Winford City, Prof. Wood will call you and tell you to check out your father's office building. Go there and go down the stairs behind the front desk.


Where is Bronze Cave?
Spoiler:
From Luwick Town, head straight to the right. Use the ACRO bike to jump across the gap in the narrow white bridge (press B and the direction you want to jump).


What do I do after the event in Lunar Cave?
Spoiler:
Head straight North into Muerton City.


What do I do after I get the Muerton City badge?
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After receiving the Muerton City gym badge the first gate will open to the haunted mansion. In the basement of the haunted mansion there is a key to the second gate outside the mansion.


Where do I go after defeating Giratina at Mt. Infernus?
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From Route 9 head north to Cedarport City, you will need to use dive.


What do I do after I get the 8th badge/how do I get to the Soloh Region?
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Get waterfall from the man in the house next to the 8th gym. Use waterfall to get to Wellwood City.


What do I do in Wellwood City?
Spoiler:
The Pokéball Research Facility Director is hiding in the Pokémart. Talk to him and he will give you access to the Pokéball Research Facility.


How do I get through the 9th gym?
Spoiler:


How do I get the Passport?
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You get the Passport from the last gym leader after defeating him.


Where are the Ancient Key locations?
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1) Hardai Pyramid
2) Victory Road (area with water)
3) At the top of Mt. Infernus
4) Northsky Cave
5) Route 20 on an island


CREDITS

Scripting - Sloo
Mapping - Sloo
Spriting - Sloo
Tiles - Sloo
World Map - Sloo
Titlescreen - Sloo
Beta Tester - Sloo
Running shoes indoors - HackMew

Tiles I didn't make:
Palm tree, swamp log, and normal tree I shrunk to fit - TB Pro
Beach shells and bench - Wesley FG
Mart, Pokécenter - Femok from whackahack

Sprites I didn't make:
Giratina - Chaos Rush
Zebesian - Gussprint on spriters-resource
WarGreymon - Modified from Galgomon gif factory

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AdvanceMap
XSE - HackMew
VBA
Advanced Pokémon Icon Editor
Advanced Pokémon Sprite Editor
Advanced Sprite Position Editor
Hex Editor Neo
MS Paint
Irfanview
PEdit
NSE
NSE 2.1
Pokémon Game Editor
Advance IntroEd
APE - HackMew
A-Trainer - HackMew
Door Manager
FSF
Item Manager
NTME - Diven-Trogh
SMCA
Gen III Hacking Suite
unLZ.GBA

Fakemon Locations/Evolutions
Excluding Legends

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Furrox - Route 26, 27, Mt. Infernus
Alophox - Evolves from Furrox lv30
Armorition - Laroche Mansion
Phantarmor - Evolves from Armorition lv30
Burntong - Mt. Infernus
Flaradox - Evolves from Burntong lv30
Aquabara - Route 23, 24, 25
Hydrobara - Evolves from Aquabara lv26
Tyrangle - Lunar Cave
Tyrestle - Evolves from Tyrangle lv30, Victory Road
Tyrassault - Evolves from Tyrestle lv50
Kiweed - Route 25
Treewi - Evolves from Kiweed lv28
Illizard - Lunar Cave
Toxecko - Evolves from Illizard lv30, Route 34
Venomodo - Evolves from Toxecko lv50
Pumpkid - Laroche Mansion
Pumpking - Evolves from Pumpkid lv24
Pumpkrow - Evolves from Pumpking with Leaf Stone
Rambash - Mt. Infernus (summit)
P.E.A.R - Received from scientist on route 15
P.E.A.Rv2 - Evolves from P.E.A.R by happiness
Peblem - Lunar Cave, Mt. Infernus, Route 33
Strock - Evolves from Peblem lv28
Littoad - Route 22, 23, 24, 25, Lunar Cave
Fatoad - Evolves from Littoad lv31
Dirtle - Route 22, 23, 24, 25, Lunar Cave
Terrashell - Evolves from Dirtle lv31
Substitute - Received from girl in Avington City
Chocobo - Route 34
Metroid - B.S.L. Space Station, Oren Mines, Death Star
Gamma Metroid - Evolves from Metroid lv35
Omega Metroid - Evolves from Gamma Metroid lv60
Agumon - Route 31, 32
Greymon - Evolves from Agumon lv20
MetalGreymon - Evolves from Greymon lv45
WarGreymon - Evolves from MetalGreymon lv65
Bakemon - Route 32
Phantomon - Evolves from Bakemon lv45
MetalPhantomon - Evolves from Phantomon lv65
Gabumon - Route 31
Garurumon - Evolves from Gabumon lv20
WereGarurumon - Evolves from Garurumon lv45
MetalGarurumon - Evolves from WereGarurumon lv65
Gomamon - Route 32
Ikkakumon - Evolves from Gomamon lv20
Zudomon - Evolves from Ikkakumon lv45
Plesiomon - Evolves from Zudomon lv65
Numemon - Route 32
Palmon - Route 32
Togemon - Evolves from Palmon lv20
Lillymon - Evolves from Togemon lv45
Rosemon - Evolves from Lillymon lv65
Tentomon - Route 31
Kabuterimon - Evolves from Tentomon lv20
MegaKabuterimon - Evolves from Kabuterimon lv45
HerculesKabuterimon - Evolves from MegaKabuterimon lv65


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SIDENOTES

-The early game can be backtracky at times, I'm sorry for this. It gets better.
-The Elite 4 has levels ranging from lv65 to lv75.
-Make sure your bag has room for an item before you check the trash can in Luwick Town, if you have no room you will miss out on the Leftovers.

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A hack made by Sloo (even though it's based on Ruby which I don't like?
There better be some nasty language!
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A hack made by Sloo (even though it's based on Ruby which I don't like?
There better be some nasty language!
Toned down slightly from Fuligin
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Old August 21st, 2016 (3:28 PM). Edited August 21st, 2016 by Bulbadon.
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Great to see a new finished hack on the list. Looking forward to playing this.

EDIT: I found a bug with the Eevee. I nicknamed my Eevee but when I evolved it into Umbreon it didn't keep its nickname it changed to Umbreon. The bugs only with Eevee, I evolved Growlithe and it kept its nickname.
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I've got tons of respect for Sloo. Definitely gonna try this one.
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Great to see a new finished hack on the list. Looking forward to playing this.

EDIT: I found a bug with the Eevee. I nicknamed my Eevee but when I evolved it into Umbreon it didn't keep its nickname it changed to Umbreon. The bugs only with Eevee, I evolved Growlithe and it kept its nickname.
Hmm, very strange. I've really no idea why it would do that.
Edit: I ran through and tested it myself and Eevee kept the nickname I gave it when it evolved, so I really don't know why it did that for you. I guess we'll see if anyone else has the same issue.
Hey, at least the name rater is in the city after Drallia.
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So im guessing theres no physical/special split? that sucks but so far its really good
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Boy do I love finished hacks. The fakemon looks awesome! I'm def playing this.
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wow, i deeply appreciated for any1 who took the their time to make a hack , and this is a finished one at that , thank you , thnx so much

and what was that about nasty language !!!? it seems i really have to try this >:D
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It's a nice feeling when a new hack pops up and then you read the word "complete".
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A finished hack and it includes giratina? It must be good xD
Keep up the great work man!
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Hi, I've been playing your hack and its pretty fun! I've just obtained the 4th badge.

I noticed something strange on route 11, right south of the Safari Zone.
There is a bike ramp you can cross with the Acro bike but once you get a few paces in, you're unable to move forward anymore.

I checked to see if it was a hidden Kecleon or something but there wasn't that ''There is something unseen in the way'' message. Perhaps you didn't put a movement position tile there?

Its not that big of a deal though, you miss out on a couple of Sitrus berry trees and a trainer battle I guess, just thought I'd let ya know!
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Well that's fine I'll just change Umbreon's nickname at the next city.
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So im guessing theres no physical/special split? that sucks but so far its really good
I wish there could be, from what I read the physical/special split hasn't been figured out in ruby. I didn't find that out until I was really far into making the game unfortunately :/

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Boy do I love finished hacks. The fakemon looks awesome! I'm def playing this.
Thanks :D
I want most of them to be a surprise, so I just showcased the back of one of my favorites in the screenshots.

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wow, i deeply appreciated for any1 who took the their time to make a hack , and this is a finished one at that , thank you , thnx so much

and what was that about nasty language !!!? it seems i really have to try this >:D
Haha, if it had a rating I don't think it would be higher than teen.

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It's a nice feeling when a new hack pops up and then you read the word "complete".
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Hi, I've been playing your hack and its pretty fun! I've just obtained the 4th badge.

I noticed something strange on route 11, right south of the Safari Zone.
There is a bike ramp you can cross with the Acro bike but once you get a few paces in, you're unable to move forward anymore.

I checked to see if it was a hidden Kecleon or something but there wasn't that ''There is something unseen in the way'' message. Perhaps you didn't put a movement position tile there?

Its not that big of a deal though, you miss out on a couple of Sitrus berry trees and a trainer battle I guess, just thought I'd let ya know!
Edit: I changed the path so it goes straight across, and it seems to work now. I re-uploaded the ips patch. If you reapply the patch to an unmodified ruby and use that, you should be able to keep your saves.
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is it possible that we could know when the fakemon evolve or will it stay a surprise?
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is it possible that we could know when the fakemon evolve or will it stay a surprise?
Sure, just ask in a spoiler tag.
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spoiler blue abc button
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Sure, just ask in a spoiler tag.
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spoiler blue abc button
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Like this? i just want to know the level for some of them
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Like this? i just want to know the level for some of them
Yeah, just ask.
I just don't want to spoil anything for people who like to have surprises.
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Edit: I changed the path so it goes straight across, and it seems to work now. I re-uploaded the ips patch. If you reapply the patch to an unmodified ruby and use that, you should be able to keep your saves.
Alright, it works out. Thanks for the fix!
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Alright, it works out. Thanks for the fix!
No problem, thanks for telling me about it
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shadic just sent me a link to this and I am here having forgotten to visit the forums for a while; it's literally been a couple of months. Typically I ignore Fakémon hacks (which might be why I have installed but not yet played Uranium), but I may check this out. I'm curious if anyone has started playing it yet on Youtube, too...

Just a note, FYI. Giratina is genderless, so you should not refer to it as "his" in the prose in the title post.
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Hey Sloo thanks for this game it looks wonderfull even though I haven't been able to make much of a progress because of a crazy dude that thinks he can live in the cave located in Route 7. How can I pass him?
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I've finished the hack, I wasn't expecting those characters to join in the mix! Haha, its been good fun so thanks for that.

One question though! There is an item ball on a snowy route with a frozen lake. I can't for the life of me figure out the puzzle, its on the top left corner of the ice puzzle and the only way to get there is to slide from the top right but no rocks that are scattered about give a possible path to the top right corner. Its not really relevant since I finished the game but I'm so curious! haha

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Hey Sloo thanks for this game it looks wonderfull even though I haven't been able to make much of a progress because of a crazy dude that thinks he can live in the cave located in Route 7. How can I pass him?
Even though I've been playing this game for the past 2 days and finished it, I forgot how to get rid of him, I just backtracked and did something else. I can't remember what though... If someone is blocking your path, it usually means go to the other available path or beat a gym leader. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
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I've finished the hack, I wasn't expecting those characters to join in the mix! Haha, its been good fun so thanks for that.

One question though! There is an item ball on a snowy route with a frozen lake. I can't for the life of me figure out the puzzle, its on the top left corner of the ice puzzle and the only way to get there is to slide from the top right but no rocks that are scattered about give a possible path to the top right corner. Its not really relevant since I finished the game but I'm so curious! haha



Even though I've been playing this game for the past 2 days and finished it, I forgot how to get rid of him, I just backtracked and did something else. I can't remember what though... If someone is blocking your path, it usually means go to the other available path or beat a gym leader. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
Nevertheless you have my gratitude for replying!
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