Hello Pokécommunity, my name is Skeli and this is my first Rom Hack. I began Rom Hacking seriously in 2016, and since then I've written various ASM routines, created the Dynamic Pokemon Expansion for FireRed, and created the Complete FireRed Upgrade alongside ghoulslash.
As of now, there are two versions available for Pokemon Unbound. The first, a slightly older version, contains content up to just past the second Gym. If you are more of a casual Pokemon player, then this is the version I'd recommend for you. The second, a relatively newer version, showcases Unbound's new battle engine by granting unrestricted access to the Battle Frontier. This version was created in the format of a mobile game; meaning daily rewards, monthly distributions, and unlimited playtime. If you enjoy battling, then you'll find no shortage of things to do with the over 100 different possible battle combinations. With that being said, enjoy Pokemon Unbound!
Welcome to the Borrius Region, a region rich in history. Many years ago the Borrius region fought a brutal war with the Kalos region. The people of the Borrius region summoned a dark force to help them defeat their enemies; however the war ended in defeat when the king of the Kalos region unleashed the ultimate weapon. With the war over, the dark force was sealed away never to be used again. However, many years later, an organization known simply as “The Shadows” seems bent on releasing the dark force once again. It’s up to you to stop them and save the Borrius region from ultimate destruction.
Updated Graphics: All of the Fire Red graphics have been updated to Gen IV styled graphics. This includes tiles, overworlds, sprites and even battle backgrounds.
Updated Pokémon: All Pokemon from Gens 1-7 will be available in the game. The Fairy type is also present in the game. They will all have updated movesets and abilities to closely resemble the ones found in USUM. New evolution methods have also been added in order to closely resemble how the Pokemon truly evolve.
Updated Mechanics: General improvements to gameplay to enhance the player's experience such as the Physical/Special split and Mega Evolution, as well as a BW Repel system and X/Y capture experience, all provided by the Complete FireRed Upgrade.
• Eggs Hatch at Level 1
• Day and Night System
• Sideways Stairs
• Running Indoors
• Trainer Facing
• BW2 Repel System
• The Physical/Special Split
• Mega Evolution
• New HMs such as Rock Climb and Dive
• Hidden Grottoes
• IVs and Natures Highlighted
• XY Capture Experience System
• Inverse Battles
More Items: The game features new held items, in addition to the Gen IV Poke Balls, and over 100 reusable TMs. In order to compensate for the increased item amount, the bag has been replaced with a digital device capable of holding an infinite amount of items.
New Music: Music from many different Pokemon games is present in Pokemon Unbound. This music ranges from HGSS and BW, all the way Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.
Side Quests: Many optional quests are present in Borrius. These quests may yield great rewards or drastically change what can be found in the region.
• Golche for sprite work, feedback, music and bug testing, as well as taking time out of his busy schedule to answer questions for me
• Pr4mius for graphic design and art
• Theharth for many things such as testing, trainer text, menial labour, etc.
• Phazonruler, Blanders, and Sadie Tate for music
• Nex for sprites and making the amazing title screen background
• Dr. Fuji for some of the best maps in the game
• Criminon & Kamina for great sprite redesigns
• Lixdel for helping with a ton of stuff
• Gail for helping with a lot of bug testing
• Patrickz for in-depth bug testing and AI suggestions
• Phantom Phoenix for his VS fix and other help
• Achromatic for his CSS Template as a Base
All of the bugs and changes from the official games are listed in the attached readme file. If you find a bug not mentioned, please report it in the hack's Discord channel.
Can I be a beta tester?Unfortunately, right now I do not have the need for any more Beta testers. Does this hack have Mega Evolution?Yes. Courtesy of the Complete FireRed Upgrade. Does this hack have Z-Moves?Yes, but only in the Battle Frontier Demo. Does this hack have Gen 8?Gen 8 battle mechanics only are implemented in the Battle Frontier Demo. Will Gen 8 Pokemon be added?Their data will be in the game once the DPE is updated, but they will likely not be obtainable in the main game. There is a chance I'll make them accessible in the Battle Frontier demo, but a Rom Hack with 809 Pokemon already poses quite the challenge for Pokemon placement. Adding another generation of Pokemon in will make the game feel even more overcrowded than it already does. Where can I get Mega Stones?You can't in the first demo version. The Battle Frontier Demo, however, has several Pokemon obtainable with Mega Stones. Where are the Raid Battles?They're found in Hidden Grottos. Look for darker spots between trees. In the Battle Frontier Demo, the Hidden Grotto can be found on the west side of the Frontier's north path. Will you add more battle facilities and a Battle Factory later on?The main game will have smaller-scale battle facilities outside the Battle Frontier. A Battle Factory could be one of those, but it has yet to be decided. How do I get an Alolan Sandshrew?There's an event in Bellin Town which takes place after receiving the Pokedex. Does this hack have a Discord channel?Yes. Can I use Pokemon Unbound as a Rom Base?You may (although it's very discouraged), but I highly recommend just installing the Complete FireRed Upgrade yourself so you can choose which features you want. If you can't install it right now, play around with ROM Hacking for a couple of months, and then come back to it once you have gained more experience. Why are some of my PC Boxes filled with Bad Eggs? Why does the Cube crash when I try to open one of the pockets?This is what happens when the game is saved with the emulator set to the incorrect save-type of Flash 64k. If you initially saved the game while your emulator's save-type was set to Flash 64k, you must delete it immediately. Make sure to change the emulator's save-type to Flash 128k before starting a new save! When is this hack going to be completed?Whenever I finish it. If you want to know how complete it is, look under the completion spoiler. (It would be nice to know myself, though)
Documentation for the Battle Frontier Demo can be found here.
Unbound Alpha 1.2.5 Original Release Date: December 1, 2016 Update Date: September 10, 2017 Completion: This is a demo version which ends once you enter Valley Cave. It contains two gym badges. Update: New abilities, New Pokemon Selection and Summary Screens, Bug Fixes
Unbound Battle Frontier 126.96.36.199 Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Update Date: August 3, 2020 Completion: This is a demo version which allows you to play exclusively in the Borrius region's Battle Frontier. It contains four battle facilities enjoy, as well as Raid Battles and a Safari Zone demo. Update: Gigantamax, Another PC Box, Bug Fixes, + More (See changelog) WARNING: Before updating from any version 1.1.1 and below, to any version 1.1.2 and above, make sure no Pokemon can be found in boxes 22-24! They will be lost upon updating. Use the multiple Pokemon select (press Select) in the PC to move Pokemon out of these boxes easily. Once updated, make sure to talk to the nurse before placing any Pokemon back in these boxes.
September's special distribution for the Unbound Battle Frontier Demo is a Tyranitar! This Tyranitar comes with the special move Shore Up, in addition to its Mega Stone! It can be used in virtually any tier barring Little Cup and Middle Cup tiers. Just leave through the entrance of the Battle Frontier and talk to the green deliveryman to enter the password to receive this Pokemon!
Password: 7VP3WE3JE8ZY Start Date: September 1, 2020 End Date: September 30, 2020
• HOTY 2019: Most Graphical Appeal
• HOTY 2019: Best Gameplay
• HOTY 2019: Fan Favourite
Of course! Help is always welcome. Beta testing is to begin by the end of the week so be ready.
Holy Crap! The hack is half way done? Thats insane! I honestly love the plot of the story and the mapping and graphics and sprites really match the region itself. So much attention to detail with the weather and style of clothing for the male and female protagonists! Not gonna lie though, but the female protagonist kinda looks like flannery but it really doesn't bother me. I wish you the best👌👌!