vxo

ROM Hacker

Age 19
he/him
California
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
63 posts
3.5 Years

Pokémon Chroma Version - a hack of Emerald


Story


Today is your big day! Today is the day that the Ryoko League has opened it's annual circuit across the Ryoko Region. The region's Professor, Professor Cypress, gives you and your neighbor, Skip, your first Pokémon. However, as your journey begins, so does a menacing group of criminals, calling themselves Team Proto, who wish to bring the entirety of the Ryoko region to it's knees, with their Supreme Leader Apollo leading the criminal group. Will you

Features

  • Physical/Special Split
  • Pokémon from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola and Galar!
  • New custom region, the Ryoko Region
  • Original storyline and characters
  • Updated Movesets and Updated Abilities
  • Hidden Grottos and other secrets
  • More Evolution Stones
  • Infinite TMs
  • And many, many more features!

Screenshots







Information & Links


Frequently Asked Questions

  • This game looks like Pokémon Fire Red. Why do I have to use Pokémon Emerald?
    This is because I used pret's decompilation of Pokémon Emerald, and simply mimicked Pokémon Fire Red's graphic-style.
  • How do I apply a patch?
    There are plenty of in-depth tutorials out there, but the gist is: run flips.exe (or any patcher that supports .bps patches) and have a clean Pokémon Emerald ROM (U). Select "Apply Patch" and select your clean Pokémon Emerald ROM and the Pokémon Chroma patch.
  • Can I use my save in future releases?
    That is the plan, but there is no guarantee. As a precaution, when you plan on upgrading your save, make sure to save using the in-game function and saving inside of a Pokémon Center.
  • I found a bug! Where can I report it?
    You can report any bugs you find on the Pokémon Chroma Discord in #bug-reports

Credits


Spoiler:
  • vxo - Mapping, Scripting, Developing
  • French-Cyndaquil - Art
  • Acanthite Team - Tiles
  • LunaMaddalena - Tiles
  • AveonTrainer - Art
  • Spherical Ice - Tiles & Inspiration to start ROM Hacking again
  • pret - pokeemerald


Bugs


If you'd like to report a bug, please report in the Pokémon Chroma Discord in #bug-reports

A list of known bugs will be consistently updated in #known-bugs. Please check there before reporting any bugs!

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PkmnTrainerElio

♥ Jung Hoseok, Kim Namjoon and Park Jimin ♥

Age 26
Male
Alola
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted January 31st, 2021
806 posts
10 Years
This one looks nice! Bookmarked!
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Anthroyd

Professor

Male
United States
Seen 5 Days Ago
Posted December 14th, 2020
205 posts
5 Years
There's something about using vanilla tiles with only subtle changes and additions that looks so attractive. Although, it could just be your way of mapping that catches my eye.
Looks promising so far. Good luck!
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Currently open for rom hack beta testing.

Age 19
Male
Canada
Seen 3 Days Ago
Posted 1 Week Ago
435 posts
4.9 Years
I'm going to for sure subscribe to this thread. It looks really cool
Rom hacks i support: Pokemon Adventure Red Chapter, Pokemon Gaia, Pokemon Firered Rocket Edition, Pokemon Orange, Pokemon Unbound, Pokemon Masterquest, Pokemon Saffron Version, Pokemon Dark energy, Pokemon Sevii, Pokemon Radiant White, Pokemon Darkfire

Hacks I have beta tested: Pokemon Masterquest, Pokemon Saffron, Pokemon Sevii, Pokemon Aluminum, Pokemon Secret diaries. Pokémon Sors

Currently a Beta Tester for:
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IMPORTANT: i'm currently OPEN to ANY rom hacks that need beta testing. PM me on pokecommunity, thanks!

Karl

Creator of Pokémon Darkfire

Male
London, UK
Seen 1 Hour Ago
Posted 4 Weeks Ago
168 posts
10.5 Years
This is looking great. Keep up the hard work.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Age 19
he/him
California
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
63 posts
3.5 Years
but what happened to aurora
Aurora is currently on hold due to some ROM corruptions and some other personal reasons on why I started disliking the direction of that hack:
  • A lot of the tiles felt rushed, and didn't fit the FR Style of graphics
  • The story started to feel repetitive, with the player just always battling Giovanni (or whoever the evil dude was)

It sucks because in my internal release I was able to get to the Haus Corporation and the one of the last Team Rocket events before the E4. All 8 gyms were finished.

I might consider doing some re-mapping later on, but also Rosso Town is completely glitched out, and I can't even open the map. But that's the life of a ROM Hacker, I guess.

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 1 Hour Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
This looks really nice, it's kinda nice to see someone use the Vanilla tiles of the base ROM instead of the whole fancy "bright/graphically appealing" concept.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Age 19
he/him
California
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
63 posts
3.5 Years
Hey all!

The first Beta of Pokémon Chroma has been released! Check out the original post to get the download and see new screenshots!

or click me to go to the original post.

RenElite

Male
Philippines
Seen 51 Minutes Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
224 posts
4.3 Years
I've just finished the first beta and its a blast! It's slightly challenging but not too much which is perfect since I just played difficulty games by difficulty games. Tho I have found some bugs:

- Two npcs doesnt have a dialogue, the first one is a girl in the route under the starting town and the other is the girl in the top of the Pokemon Center in Enclava.
- Some graphical glitches in Enclava. Most of them are inside the houses tho. Also the tiles glitch out when buying in the mart.
- A little bit nitpicky, but some NPCs still have their original dialogues from Emerald, I hope they get changed in the upcoming versions of the hack.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Age 19
he/him
California
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
63 posts
3.5 Years
- Two npcs doesnt have a dialogue, the first one is a girl in the route under the starting town and the other is the girl in the top of the Pokemon Center in Enclava.
- Some graphical glitches in Enclava. Most of them are inside the houses tho. Also the tiles glitch out when buying in the mart.
- A little bit nitpicky, but some NPCs still have their original dialogues from Emerald, I hope they get changed in the upcoming versions of the hack.
Thank you for playing and reporting these bugs!
I just finished setting up a bug report channel in my discord, and most of these bugs have been reported there! I'll be fixing some of these up for the next release, whether that be for v2 or v1.1.

Gavoca

Age 14
Male
Under Your Bed
Seen 3 Days Ago
Posted February 12th, 2021
347 posts
310 Days
Added On bucket list when finished (Those Vanilla tree look bootiful!)lol

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 1 Hour Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
Yooooo! Congrats on releasing a beta! I'm going to try this out asap, imma join the discord as well! Keep up the work!

Lucariokalos

Playing rom hacks and official game

Age 30
Male
Unova Region( Drifveil City)
Seen 1 Week Ago
Posted 1 Week Ago
57 posts
1.1 Years
Your rom hack is cool.
Seen January 20th, 2021
Posted January 20th, 2021
49 posts
1.1 Years
I've just finished the first beta and its a blast! It's slightly challenging but not too much which is perfect since I just played difficulty games by difficulty games. Tho I have found some bugs:

- Two npcs doesnt have a dialogue, the first one is a girl in the route under the starting town and the other is the girl in the top of the Pokemon Center in Enclava.
- Some graphical glitches in Enclava. Most of them are inside the houses tho. Also the tiles glitch out when buying in the mart.
- A little bit nitpicky, but some NPCs still have their original dialogues from Emerald, I hope they get changed in the upcoming versions of the hack.
Also, I think the first few towns were a bit rushed. I mean, I naturally liked it because Greninja is in this, but I thought that maybe you could add a bit more context to the scene in the library. However, once you iron out the kinks, this could be as popular as Pokemon Gaia, and maybe even surpass it! (Honestly though, I got the same feeling when I started Chroma as when I started Gaia)
Seen November 13th, 2020
Posted September 30th, 2020
1 posts
219 Days
I played the game and i like it. i cant chat on discord so my comments will mostly be on this page next update. I absolutely approve of the tileset and mapping. The pokecenter feels different with the second floor on the same screen in a neat way. I like the small cutscene with the player's parents at the beginn9ing. It's not too special but moments like those the game more lively you know? about the market-tile-glitch. I believe this happens right after the first gym battle

vxo

ROM Hacker

Age 19
he/him
California
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted November 9th, 2020
63 posts
3.5 Years
I played the game and i like it. i cant chat on discord so my comments will mostly be on this page next update. I absolutely approve of the tileset and mapping. The pokecenter feels different with the second floor on the same screen in a neat way. I like the small cutscene with the player's parents at the beginn9ing. It's not too special but moments like those the game more lively you know? about the market-tile-glitch. I believe this happens right after the first gym battle
Glad you like the little changes I made from vanilla Fire Red/Emerald :D

A lot of the bugs that have been reported on the thread here have also been resolved, and I've made a bug tracker on the Official Discord Server, if you want to keep up with bug reports and the development of v2.