FireRed Pokemon Unbound

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Skeli

Lord of the Rings

Age 21
Male
Canada
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted August 3rd, 2020
272 posts
6.5 Years
Pokémon Unbound
Introduction
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!


Story
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.


Features
  • 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.

    Spoiler:
    • 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
    • Decapitalization
    • 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.


Screenshots

Overworld









Battle






Videos




Special Thanks
• 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

Beta Testers
• ChillyNightmare
• Delta231
• Gail
• gcys
• golche
• Lixdel
• Jonthe123
• NecroticHelm
• Phantom Phoenix
• Pr4mius
• PrimalGroudon
• rom_downloader
• Shushui
• qazmachuck94
• Quinhas
• Zapmolticuno

Credits
Spoiler:
Complete FireRed Upgrade

Pokemon Sprites:
The DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource
Sugimori Palettes: The DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource
Gen VI: DS-Style 64x64 Pokemon Sprite Resource
Gen. VII Pokémon GBA Sprite Repository (64x64)
• Smogon XY Sprite Project
• AimayBee
• Dominekkas
• Edens Elite
• Kamina
• RadicalRaptr
• Shadowgate31

Trainer Sprites:
DS-style 64x64 Trainer Sprite Resource
• Criminon
• Coffee Cup
• Golche
• Kamina
• Super Soursky

Overworld Sprites:
• AimayBee
• Brawlzilla
• Chasemortier
• Coffee Cup
• Kamina
• Kymotonian
• Golche
• Piphybuilder88
• Rayquaza Dot

Battle Graphics:
• Delta231
• Golche
• Kamina

Music:
Gogojjtech HGSS Music Patch
Ipatix DPPt Music Patch
LukeeGD BW Music Patch
• Azneyz
• Blanders
• Chiknluvr
• Darkeon75
• Golche
• Jonas Evant
• Justin Ang
• LukeeGD
• Phazonruler
• Sadie Tate
• Shinkonet
• TurquoiseStar17
• ZenithAegis

Tiles:
• Dionien
• DonLawride
• Hek El Grande
• Kamina
• Kymotonian
• Laidjon
• Manuxd789
• Neffertity
• Peekychew
• PhoenixofLight92
• Phyromatical
• PokemonTilesetStudio
• Rayquaza Dot
• Red Ex
• SailorVicious
• Scarex
• Spaceemotion
• Spinda94
• Ultimate Traveler
• Ultimospriter
• WesleyFG
• Williamgj

Battle Frontier Spreads:
• Anonyboy
• Cruztown
• Eddie
• Gail
• Golche
• Isaac
• Lixdel
• Mystic Kaito
• Shinysamuraisamurott
• Snoopy
• Patrickz
• Petuuuhhh

ROM Bases:
• Part of Snow Rom Base - Neti


Tools Used
Spoiler:
• Advance Map - LU-HO Poké
• Pokemon Script Editor (PKSV) - Score_under
• Xtreme Script Editor - HackMew
• Gen 3 Tools (G3T) - Kurapika
• Gen III Suite - Karatekid552
• Tile Molestor - SnowBro
• UNLZ-GBA - LoadingNOW
• Pokemon Game Editor (PGE) - Gamer2020
• Advance Palette Editor - HackMew
• Nameless Sprite Editor - Link12552
• Nameless Tile Editor - D-Trogh
• Sappy - The Helmeted Rodent
• HxD - Maël Hörz


Bugs

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.

FAQ
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)
Spoiler:


Documentation
Documentation for the Battle Frontier Demo can be found here.

Main Story Completion
Spoiler:
Maps: 86%
Story: 94%
Sprites: 95%
Music: 95%
Gyms Completed: 7
Overall: 90%

Battle Engine Completion
100%

Downloads
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 1.4.5.1
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.

Special Distributions

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

Awards


• HOTY 2019: Most Graphical Appeal
• HOTY 2019: Best Gameplay
• HOTY 2019: Fan Favourite


Support us!


https://discord.gg/k34Jm4T
Pokemon Unbound

futeen0815

shadowless figure

Age 17
Male
Perak, Malaysia
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted July 4th, 2020
1,545 posts
4.1 Years
Isn't the name 'Pokemon Unbound' already taken for ORAS hack?

Skeli

Lord of the Rings

Age 21
Male
Canada
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted August 3rd, 2020
272 posts
6.5 Years
Looks interesting, I have one question what are inverse battles?
Inverse battles are a special type of battle introduced in X&Y where type matchups are reversed.

Isn't the name 'Pokemon Unbound' already taken for ORAS hack?
I don't see how that is a problem. That is an entirely different kind of hack than mine. And anyways, my hack name has been in my signature for a while now.

Can I be a beta tester?
Of course! Beta testers and bug fixers are always welcome. I'll let you know when a testable version is ready.

cool! seeing that this is your' first hack... I think you have great future
Thank you!
Pokemon Unbound

Skeli

Lord of the Rings

Age 21
Male
Canada
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted August 3rd, 2020
272 posts
6.5 Years
Will it had mega evolution in battle?
Yes, it has Mega Evolution.
This look interesting,i can be a beta teste too?
Of course! Help is always welcome. Beta testing is to begin by the end of the week so be ready.
Pokemon Unbound

Male
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted January 26th, 2020
48 posts
4.9 Years
Yes, it has Mega Evolution.

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👌👌!

ChillyNightmare

Male
Seen January 20th, 2017
Posted November 21st, 2016
5 posts
4 Years
Inverse battles are a special type of battle introduced in X&Y where type matchups are reversed.


I don't see how that is a problem. That is an entirely different kind of hack than mine. And anyways, my hack name has been in my signature for a while now.


Of course! Beta testers and bug fixers are always welcome. I'll let you know when a testable version is ready.


Thank you!
May I beta test too? It looks very interesting and promising.

Skeli

Lord of the Rings

Age 21
Male
Canada
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted August 3rd, 2020
272 posts
6.5 Years
May I beta test too? It looks very interesting and promising.
Of course!
This hack seems really really cool
If I can I would love to be beta tester aswell please
Of course!
Here's to hoping we can get a testable version out by the end of the week :)
I'm working around the clock to get one out as soon as possible.
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futeen0815

shadowless figure

Age 17
Male
Perak, Malaysia
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted July 4th, 2020
1,545 posts
4.1 Years
If you need anymore beta testers,hit me up.

futeen0815

shadowless figure

Age 17
Male
Perak, Malaysia
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted July 4th, 2020
1,545 posts
4.1 Years
I want to be a beta tester!!
PM Golche or any other member of the team if you know one.

The ???

The one true question mark

Male
???
Seen December 11th, 2019
Posted January 14th, 2017
295 posts
7.7 Years
Ah. Sounds great.
I'd love to play a hack with new Gen VII abilities, moves and pokemon.
Of course alolan typed would be fun too if you think about it.

Looking forward to this :)
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