Emerald Pokemon Emerald Balanced Edition

Started by Gegalix May 4th, 2019 1:46 PM
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Hi All. Once again, I have created a Pokemon hack that aims to balance the game. If you aren't familiar with some of my previous hacks simply look up Pokemon Balanced Edition and they will appear. The features in this hack are similar, but I will list them so that newcomers can see if this balancing concept appeals to them.

1. All 387 Pokemon are available,easier to catch, hold items more often, and give more Experience.
2. Honchkrow has been added to the game.
3. All Pokemon have revamped movepools, abilities and a BST(Base Stat Total) of 600.
4. All Pokemon have had their original Generation 3 Sprites and Icons replaced with newer ones, courtesy of MrDollSteak's Sugimori Pallete's Sprite Resource.
5. New Pokedex Entries have been added for Generation 3 Pokemon.
6. A few Pokemon have been re-typed, and Trade Evolutions have been removed.
7. Trainers are somewhat more difficult and their teams have more variety. They also give out more Money upon Defeat.
8. Moves have been revamped. Weak Moves like Ember now have priority like Quick Attack, Multi-hits deal more damage, Dragon type moves often have a low chance of inflicting either a burn, paralysis, or freezing, etc.
9. Pokemon Types have been revamped, Ice types have been buffed. Ice now resists Grass, Flying, and Normal types. Poison type moves are now super effective against Water types.
10. EV Training Spots have been added to the game:
Spoiler:
RUSTURF TUNNEL-HP
Weedle
Whismur
Cleffa
Delibird
GRANITE CAVE 1F-ATTACK
CHARMANDER
MAKUHITA
ZUBAT
GEODUDE
MAWILE
FIERY PATH-DEFENSE
NUMEL
MAGBY
MACHOP
TORKOAL
SLUGMA
KOFFING
CYNDAQUIL
PETALBURG WOODS-SPECIAL ATTACK
BULBASAUR
PARAS
SHROOMISH
POOCHYENA
SLAKOTH
WURMPLE
CHIKORITA
TAILLOW
MT PYRE 1F-SPECIAL DEFENSE
SHUPPET
DUSKULL
MISDREAVUS
UNOWN
NEW MAUVILLE 1F-SPEED
VOLTORB
MAGNEMITE
ELEKID
PORYGON
VOLTORB
ALTERING CAVE ALL STATS
MEWTWO
MEW
CELEBI
JIRACHI
DEOXYS
LATIAS
LATIOS
LUGIA
HO-OH
KYOGRE
GROUDON
RAYQUAZA

11. The National Dex can be obtained early by talking to an NPC in Oldale Town.
12. TL's Quick Enhancer has been used to make a Pokemon's stats colored based on its nature. The Quick Enhancer has been used for a few more things as well (Physical Special Split, etc.)

Credit for Sprites: MrDollSteak's Sugimori Palettes: The DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource
Tools used:
YAPE: Silver314
Advance map: LU-HO Poké
Move Editor: FinalZero
Type Resistance Editor: FinalZero
Advance Trainer: Hackmew
Advanced Series: Wichu
TL's Quick Enhancer
My Discord Server: https://discord.gg/XmRcbNG


There are two Download Links: One contains the ips, a list of where you can find every Pokemon as well as their typing, a list of EV Training spots, and a Word Document containing every Pokemon's new BST (Base Stat Total)
Just the IPS: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9rl94abzfytz2x2/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_%28B%29.ips
Version 1.01:http://www.mediafire.com/file/1w0d50fa82c4icb/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_1.01_%2528B%2529.ips/file
Version 1.02:http://www.mediafire.com/file/4dul7ziflec40lc/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_1.02_%2528B%2529.ips/file
Version 1.03:http://www.mediafire.com/file/4bdtskhy1ipxy67/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_1.03_%2528B%2529.ips/file
Version 1.04: Not publicly available due to bugs.
Version 1.05:http://www.mediafire.com/file/x11w8htk4gs3d8k/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_5.gba/file
The Bundle:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/dc4vb0ikatvyyba/Emerald_Balanced_Edition%25282%2529.rar/file
Version 1.01 Bundle:http://www.mediafire.com/file/i6sx497bwv7trt7/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_1.01.rar/file
Version 1.02 Bundle:http://www.mediafire.com/file/2yn49qf865z6158/Patch_1.02.rar/file
Version 1.03 Bundle:http://www.mediafire.com/file/ee391346zyzlon5/Patch.rar/file
Version 1.04 Bundle: Not publicly available due to bugs.
Version 1.05 Bundle:http://www.mediafire.com/file/fjankmmzhy3ayzv/Classic_Edition.rar/file

There is also an Alternate Edition that cuts and replaces about 51 Kanto and Johto Pokemon.
The following Pokemon have been Added in place of the Pokemon that is next to their name:
Spoiler:
  • Mismagius Hypno
  • Togekiss Hoothoot
  • Honchkrow Fearow
  • Electivire Nidorino
  • Magnezone Missing No
  • Riolu Snubbull
  • Lucario Granbull
  • Leafeon Tangela
  • Glaceon Seel
  • Roserade Weepinbell
  • Probopass Wooper
  • Gallade Tyrogue
  • Dusknoir Lickitung
  • Froslass Delibird
  • Weavile Nidorina
  • Gliscor FarFetch'd
  • Mamoswine Dewgong
  • Porygon-Z Natu
  • Yanmega Noctowl
  • Magmortar Tauros
  • Rhyperior Omastar
  • Mime Jr Drowzee
  • Regigigas Sentret
  • Froakie Horsea
  • Frogadier Seadra
  • Fennekin Abra
  • Braixen Kadabra
  • Delphox Alakazam
  • Croagunk Ekans
  • Toxicroak Arbok
  • Sylveon Krabby
  • Hawlucha Kingler
  • Cottonee Goldeen
  • Whimsicott Seaking
  • Rowlet Hoppip
  • Dartrix Skiploom
  • Decidueye Jumpluff
  • Alolamola Quagsire
  • Alolan Vulpix Smoochum
  • Alolan Ninetales Jynx
  • Mega Ampharos Ampharos
  • Mega Houndoom Ponyta
  • Mega Medicham Aipom
  • Mega Manectric Furret
  • Mega Bannette Xatu
  • Mega Absol Spearow
  • Mega Steelix Pupitar
  • Mega Camerupt Rapidash
  • Mega Mawile Girafarig
  • Mega Sableye Omanyte
  • Mega Sharpedo Seaking


The Alternate Edition:http://www.mediafire.com/file/r9me3yma9v0x29a/Emerald_Balanced_Edition_Version_%2528A%2529.gba/file
The Alternate Edition Bug Fix Version:http://www.mediafire.com/file/7d8s4suphk6zz3e/Emerald+Balanced+Edition+Version+(A).ips/file
The Alternate Edition V2 (Cuts Politoed, Houndour line, and Tentacool):http://www.mediafire.com/file/b4igantqsh06ibd/Emerald+Balanced+Edition+Version+(V2).ips/file


Feedback is appreciated! Whether you choose to give feedback and ask questions on here or on my Discord is up to you. I will also say that I would appreciate it if the first person to completely beat the game 100% would get in touch with me once they achieve 100% completion.
Have Fun!
Maker of The Pokemon Balanced Series, constantly seeking to perfect the balance within my games.

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I love the Steel/Dragon typing for Tyranita. I was dying to see someone implement this retyping for pseudo legendaries. There are some other interesting typings as well. I would love to see Fire/Water typing too. However, I am not sure how much the game dynamics will change by giving every Pokémon 600 BST. May be you should reserve this 600 BST for the final evolution only. You have not given any special typing for jhoto starters, why so?
You reap what you sow....
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I actually did create a hack where only the final evolutions had the same Base Stat Total years ago. But to me, First and Second Stage Pokemon are so popular, and the Anime promotes them so heavily, that it would be a shame if they weren't good. Most hacks overlook them.

Pokemon Emerald Balanced actually does have a Water/Fire type, Octillery. I did this because in the games Octillery can learn Flamethrower and Fire Blast, and also to add more variety to Water Types.

The Johto starters are the only starters in the game who don't have a secondary typing. I wanted at least one trio to be mono typed for the sake of originality, but also for Meganium, Feraligatr and Typhlosion, Mono type fits them well. I can't think of what secondary typing I could give them.

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I appreciate your POV. But still I would request you to create an alternative patch with just the fantastic Retypings and no BST changes if it is at all possible. I would really love it bro. But it's just my opinion please do not be offended. There are some modern features like IV perfecter, ability switcher, IV display, EV training spots, HM deletion etc; I wonder if you could implement these features gradually? I would be great if you could pull it off! Also,
Feraligator = Ice/Ground
Meganium = Fairy/Steel
Typhlosion = Electric/Poison with Levitate as ability.
My humble opinions!
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Feedback is appreciated! Whether you choose to give feedback and ask questions on here or on my Discord is up to you. I will also say that I would appreciate it if the first person to completely beat the game 100% would get in touch with me once they achieve 100% completion.
What's 100% completion to you? Looks like a promising hack, will check it out soon.
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100% Completion of Pokemon Emerald Balanced Edition is:
1.) All 386 (Honchkrow Excluded) Pokemon Caught and Trained to Level 100 within the PC
2.) Each Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.
3.) All 7 Golden Battle Frontier Symbols obtained.
4.) Beat the Trainer Hill Once.
5.) Obtain the Silver Shield and the Gold Shield.
6.) Obtain the Glass Ornament.
7.) All 387 Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.

The first person to achieve all of this and prove that they did so legitimately, without any sort of cheating, gameshark, etc. will get a 20$ Amazon Gift Card from me. If they are able to record their entire (or at least most) of their playthrough as proof instead (which would save me time) They would instead get a 50$ Amazon Gift Card, or possibly another gift card, maybe Netflix, if they so desire. (I hope Pokecommunity is okay with me rewarding the first player this way O.O)

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Hey! So I just came across and wanted to ask if you think this hack is suitable for Nuzlocking. Thank you!
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Hey! So I just came across and wanted to ask if you think this hack is suitable for Nuzlocking. Thank you!
I would think so, the Elite 4 is surprisingly easy, and if you get your hands on 1 or 2 setup sweepers, you're likely to dominate NPCs. My Vigoroth proved that to be true.

Great game though, high replay value simply to try out other pokemon. My team was Vigoroth, Swampert, Alakazam, Sableye, Milotic, and Rayquaza (though I didn't use Rayquaza in the main game). With no grinding and EVs, I swept through Steven's team with just Rayquaza. I think Ancientpower is OP because it 100% raises all stats and that made Rayquaza sweep.
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100% Completion of Pokemon Emerald Balanced Edition is:
1.) All 386 (Honchkrow Excluded) Pokemon Caught and Trained to Level 100 within the PC
2.) Each Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.
3.) All 7 Golden Battle Frontier Symbols obtained.
4.) Beat the Trainer Hill Once.
5.) Obtain the Silver Shield and the Gold Shield.
6.) Obtain the Glass Ornament.
7.) All 387 Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.

The first person to achieve all of this and prove that they did so legitimately, without any sort of cheating, gameshark, etc. will get a 20$ Amazon Gift Card from me. If they are able to record their entire (or at least most) of their playthrough as proof instead (which would save me time) They would instead get a 50$ Amazon Gift Card, or possibly another gift card, maybe Netflix, if they so desire. (I hope Pokecommunity is okay with me rewarding the first player this way O.O)
Can I cheat? (i.e. rare candies) I can't seem to find any awesome grinding spot to get everything to Lv. 100, which is proving to be a very daunting task
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Sorry Demon Charizard and MrOrcaDood, but no form of cheating is allowed, including using glitches if you want to be eligible to win the Gift Card. Anywho, Version 1.01 is ready! There are many changes in this patch.
I've listed them all here!
Kabuto evolves at level 20 instead of 40.
Magikarp no longer learns Splash but instead learns Ancient Power.
Pikachu can now be found on Route 101. (1%)
Flareon Can now be found on Route 102 .(1%)
Vaporeon can now be found on Route 103. (1%)
Jolteon, Sneasel and swinub can now be found on Route 104. (1% for Jolteon and Sneasel, around 10% for Swinub)
Gastly and Chimecho can now be found in Petalburg Woods. (2% for Gastly and 4% for Chimecho)
Zapdos no longer learns Light Screen, but instead Learns Gust.
Cyndaquil no longer learns Smokescreen or Leer, but instead learns Defense Curl and Rollout.
Furret now learns Body Slam.
Luvdisc no longer learns Splash, but instead learns Hyper Voice.
Kingdra no longer learns Agility, but instead learns Gust and Dragon Breath.
Ember, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Fire Punch and Heat Wave now thaw a frozen Pokemon if they use the move.
Heat Wave now has +5% Accuracy. (95%)
Flame Wheel and Spark now are low priority moves. (-1)
Will-O-Wisp now has +25% Accuracy. (100%)
Water Sport now has Priority like Mud Sport, and both have more priority then they did originally.
Ancient Power has been revamped. It is now a low priority move, is affected by Snatch and Magic Coat, but now has double the amount of Power Points.
Double Team, Silver Wind, and Belly Drum all have lower priority.
More Pokemon learn Splash and Ancient Power, mostly well rounded ones.
Leer,Growl,Encore,Light Screen,Reflect,Haze,Mirror Move,Dream Eater, Flail, Reversal, Safeguard, Baton Pass,Memento,Nature Power,Yawn,Aromatherapy,
Fake Tears,Skill Swap,Camouflage,Metal Sound,Imprison,Refresh,Grudge, Recycle,Psych Up, Weather based healing moves and Wish all now have priority.
Kinesis accuracy is reduced (60%) but it now has priority.
Snore has been buffed, it now deals 110 damage but only has a 10% of making an opponent flinch.
Zap Cannon and Dynamic Punch have more PP (20). Dynamic Punch now Burns instead of confusing upon hit.
Dragonbreath has been revamped to work like fire blast, blizzard, etc.
Revenge now deals 75 damage.
Brick Break now deals 90 damage.
Secret Power now is 10% more likely to have an effect and deals more damage.
Sheer Cold has been replaced with a new move: Ultra Freeze. It deals 200% Damage and Freezes the opponent, but only has 50% Accuracy.
Fissure has been replaced with a new move: Ultra Quake. It deals 200% Damage and makes the opponent flinch, but only has 50% Accuracy.
Guillotine has been replaced with a new move: Ultra Splice. It deals 200% Damage and Raises the User's Attack, but only has 50% Accuracy.
Horn Drill has been replaced with a new move: Ultra Pummel. It deals 200% Damage and knocks the opponent' item off, but only has 50% Accuracy.
Frenzy plant now deals identical damage to Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon.
Volt Tackle and Double Edge now deal 1/4 recoil damage instead of 1/3.

In order to be eligible to win the contest for 100% completing Pokemon Emerald Balanced Edition you have to update to this latest version of the game.
Maker of The Pokemon Balanced Series, constantly seeking to perfect the balance within my games.

Zaderos

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100% Completion of Pokemon Emerald Balanced Edition is:
1.) All 386 (Honchkrow Excluded) Pokemon Caught and Trained to Level 100 within the PC
2.) Each Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.
3.) All 7 Golden Battle Frontier Symbols obtained.
4.) Beat the Trainer Hill Once.
5.) Obtain the Silver Shield and the Gold Shield.
6.) Obtain the Glass Ornament.
7.) All 387 Pokemon must have a Champion Ribbon, A Victory Ribbon, an Effort Ribbon, and a Contest Master Rank Ribbon of any category.

The first person to achieve all of this and prove that they did so legitimately, without any sort of cheating, gameshark, etc. will get a 20$ Amazon Gift Card from me. If they are able to record their entire (or at least most) of their playthrough as proof instead (which would save me time) They would instead get a 50$ Amazon Gift Card, or possibly another gift card, maybe Netflix, if they so desire. (I hope Pokecommunity is okay with me rewarding the first player this way O.O)

1-Why not add electivire and magmortar if you added honchkrow? Might aswell add all new evolutions for gen 3 and prior pokemons...

2-One request: can you please make remoraid avaliable earlier? I wanted to use octillery but it only appears in the postgame in the safari zone

3- Is there a list of all level-up move-set changes and move changes you've made somewhere? It's difficult to build a competitive team in this without that information

4-During the 100% challenge, can I trade with other games? And is the speed up button on emulator allowed?
One day I'll have a ROM hack of my own to link here, in the meantime...
Have a good day

Zaderos

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I've added abilities, ev yield, evolutions and held items to the document you provided with types and locations... here it is: (just remove the space after .com)
UPDATED WITH ALL 1.02 CHANGES!

mediafire.com /file/pr8yio98a1oowrw/pkmBalancedEmerald_Docs_Expanded.xls/file
One day I'll have a ROM hack of my own to link here, in the meantime...
Have a good day
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Version 1.02 is finally out! Most of these changes involves Pokemon Location and Evolutions.
Here are the list of changes:
Remoraid can now be found on Route 103 using the Old Rod.
Remoraid now evolves at Level 20.
Houndour can now be found at route 101.
Houndour now evolves at Level 17.
Aipom Can now be found at Route 102.
Misdreavus, Larvitar and Miltank can now be found on Route 103.
Larvitar now Evolves at Level 20 and Pupitar Evolves at Level 30.
Kabuto Learns Bubblebeam earlier (14 instead of 19) and Metal Claw Earlier (10 instead of 13).
Delibird now learns more moves.
Zigzagoon learns Covet earlier at level 13.
Butterfree, Beautifly, Dustox and Scyther all now learn Aeroblast.
Beautifly, Dustox, Shedinja and Ninjask can now learn Fly.
Shedinja once again has Wonder Guard instead of Flash Fire.
Paras now evolves at level 14.
Parasect no longer learns Aromatherapy, but instead learns Leech Seed, Magnitude and Cross Chop.
Slakoth Evolves at level 15, and Vigoroth Evolves at level 32.
Shroomish now evolves at level 17.
Breloom no longer learns Counter but instead learns Ultra Pummel.
Whismur Evolves at level 15, and Loudred Evolves at level 30.
Exploud no longer learns Shadow Ball but instead Learns Hyper Voice.
Ralts Evolves at Level 16, and Kirlia Evolves at Level 26.
Kirlia no longer learns Jump Kick, but instead learns Hi Jump Kick.
Late game Ocean Pokemon are higher leveled and give more EXP.
Fully Evolved Pokemon appear during the mid game. They give a high amount of EXP when compared to other Pokemon.
The Eeveelutions are now easier to catch when found in the Wild. (Route 101,102,103)
Gust now deals 10 More Damage.
Water Sport and Mud Sport now have more Accurate Descriptions.
Smeargle now give no EV's and Give Much more EXP. They are also higher level in the Artisan Cave, now a perfect place to level up your Pokemon.

Also: Thank You Zaderos for adding to the Pokemon listings, but I couldn't figure out how to view it! It is an ODS and I cannot figure out how to open it. And to answer some of your questions, the Speed Up button is allowed, but Trading is not. I do not know how to add Pokemon to the game, if I could then I certainly would, if someone can point me in the right direction or locate a good rombase for me to use.
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Posted June 25th, 2019
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Hey! I really love these kind of changes!
Thanks for the hack!

A few things to consider:

I played the game till the end, felt like the sweepers are way stronger than the defensive, stall and utility pokemon, and the allstats sweepers arr stronger than 1 stat sweeper (ancieny power, silvet wind)
maybe if you give a little love for a more strategic playstyle and rank up the gym leaders (6 pkmn, strategic team) and e4 the game would feel a lot more rewarding.
I have a list of things I was thinking:

1. Rank up in the gyms, rivals and E4

2. Places for grinding (could add rebattle for gyms and other trainers maybe?)
this one is better for leveling lots of pokmn not only the 6 ones from ur party

3. I think the stats and moves of many pkmn are still imbalanced, they are way too focused in sweeping, i mean, look at Minum, great typing and defensive stats, but very little things to do with that, cant run toxic + protect, end up being just a cosmic passer that only hurts a little flying water pokemon with low dmg stab moves, this is just a little ex.

4. Thinking of ways to open up more strategies, maybe you could change stats and utility moves to cause a bigger impact, like this:
Walls and terrain lasts for 10 turns and are stronger.
Stats down effects are stronger (leer cuts 2 stages of defense, etc)
spykes are stronger
Smokescreen lowering 3 stages of acc to force switching
Etc
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Posted June 25th, 2019
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Feraligator = Ice/Ground
Meganium = Fairy/Steel
Typhlosion = Electric/Poison with Levitate as ability.
My humble opinions!
Thank you.
come on man, that typing makes zero sense, fera is a water pkmn, mega is a grass anf typh is a fire.
I would understand if u would say:
Fera: water/rock or water/dragon
Mega: grass/fairy(didnt recall seeing fairy type in the game)
Typh; fire/water or fire/ground

Still i think 1 type is ok for these ones

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Hey, just a quick thing... Why can't all pokemon learn protect? I understand the reasoning behind most moves (even tho toxic not being teachable to most pokemon with stall stats kinda of annoys me) but I just can't wrap my head around that
One day I'll have a ROM hack of my own to link here, in the meantime...
Have a good day
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henriqueha, I am not yet sold on the idea that sweepers are overpowered in the current version of the game.
I categorize Pokemon mentally into All-Rounder's, Glass Cannon's, Tanks, and Support. Of course I could get into the nitty gritty and also mention Attacker's who aren't glass Cannon's, or Speed Pokemon, but I won't.

Anyway my current thought process is that Glass Cannon's are great offensively, but they can't take a hit. They can mow over NPC trainers who don't have optimized teams, but they struggle against optimized teams because they can either get walled by an optimized tank, or outsped by a fast Pokemon, or they'll get one or two hit by a priority move like Ember or Water Gun. So they might seem overpowered during the main game, but I don't think that they'll be able to obliterate the Battle Frontier and get all 7 Golden Frontier Badges.

Now I could be wrong, but someone who is playing the current version would have to beat the Battle Frontier to make me sure that Tank Pokemon need to be buffed. In which case they will be. Or maybe you can talk me into buffing them, i'm pretty open minded.

Zaderos, very few Pokemon learn Protect so that the few that do can benefit from it. I was never a fan of everyone learning it. That being said, I could make it so more Pokemon learn Protect in the next patch. I will look into this for sure.
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Posted June 25th, 2019
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But I do mean through the game.
There are a few good tanks, but I feel like there should be more to it, more options to builds.
My point is that we have very good pokes and lots of pokes that dont come even close. Aka imbalanced.
Some pokes I keep looking at them and thinking where the hell could I put them, trying to lvl them and see if the moves could turn them into something useful, thinking if it could turn out to be a tank, a slow setup Sweeper, a Jack of all trades, a support, in the end you could only make a bad revenge killer of it.
Anyway, my point is, maybe if you could combine and balance the stats and movepool it would feel a lot better.
My idea to enhance the buff/debuff system could fix some of it IMO.

But again, this is my opinion, i did not played the game 100%. I defeated the league, got all the legendaries and played a little at the Frontier in the v1.00. (Did with a balanced team, almost hyper aggresive one)

Currently I started over in 1.02 and Im trying to run the 1 type challenge (normal type and pokes around lv40-50)
few things to consider:

Chansey and blissey are still good spec walls
Azuril has decent glasscannon stats but terrible move pool
Marill is a bad poke
Azumarill is a good mixed wall
Igglybuff has decent glasscannon stats and somewhat ok movepool
Miltank is a bad poke
Zigzagoon is a bad poke
Spinda feels very good but I do think his type is a little op.
Vigoroth is stupidly strong

From last run (played till around lv 65):
Nidorino/king felt good but i missed more options to build
Minun felt like an ok all rounded but with limited pool and ability.
Beautifly was a very strong special sweeper (mine was dif than is in the doc, higher special attk than defense)
Pidgeot was a good attk sweeper
Flareon was a bad poke.
Rest of them were hm slaves.


Just a few notes from playing a bit

Maybe a boost in some abilities could help too? Things like Rough Skin are just anoying but not really effective the way the 600stats are setup.

Zaderos

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Also, I believe you forgot to add lickitung to the wild pokemon in meteor falls. I have even opened up the rom on advance map and it isn't there... Can someone who is playing tell me if you managed to find it and/or can gegalix check if it really is in the hack?
One day I'll have a ROM hack of my own to link here, in the meantime...
Have a good day
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I have been paying to attention to your feedback for this next patch!
Also to answer your question Zaderos, Glooms,Lairons and Scizors hold Masterballs because I reduced their catch rate to 1, the lowest possible catch rate. Because of how hard they are to catch, I thought that a Master Ball was a worthy reward for such an accompishment.
Anyway on to the Patch Notes:
Scyther Now Learns Ultra Splice (Level 1)
Scizor Now Learns Ultra Pummel (Level 40)
Zubat, Paras, Kangaskhan, Gligar,Combusken,Moltres,Electabuzz and Corphish Now have Hustle as their abilities.
Gloom, Seadra, and Kingdra now have Intimidate as their Ability.
Poliwhirl,Celebi, and Masquerain now have Compound Eyes as their abilities.
Slowpoke and Marill now have Drizzle as their abilities.
Onix, Exeggutor, Slowking and Steelix now have Intimidate as their Abilities
Voltorb now has Drought as its Ability.
Cubone and Marowak now have Insomnia as their abilities.
Hitmonchan can learn more TM moves.
Scyther now learns Signal Beam.
Scyther and Girafarig now have Shadow Tag as their abilities.
Scizor,Blaziken, and Claydol now have Levitate as their abilities.
Ditto now learns Baton Pass .
Flareon now learns ExremeSpeed, and Hyper Voice instead of Body Slam.
Flareon, Ariados, and Jumpluff now have Speed Boost as their Abilities.
Aerodactyl now has Serene Grace as its Ability.
Articuno, Dragonair, Skiploom,Piloswine, Shroomish, and Shelgon now have Thick Fat as their Abilities.
Xatu now has Volt Absorb as its Ability.
The Azurill Line can now learn Bullet Seed Via TM.
Sudowoodo now has Water Absorb as its Ability
Unown and Castform's Movepools via TM's and Hm's have been drastically increased.
The Pineco Line now has Shed Skin as their Abilities.
Heracross can now learn Fly and Steel wing via TM/HM.
Houndoom now has White Smoke as its Ability.
Raikou is now an Electric/Poison Type.
Honchkrow now learns Fake Out.
Zigzagoon's movepool has been revamped.
Silcoon and Cascoon are now Bug/Ghost Types.
Beautifly's BST was incorrect. This has been corrected. Thank you henriqueha for spotting this error.
Lickitung was accidentally removed from the game in a patch. This has been corrected. It now can be found in Meteor Falls. Thank you Zaderos for spotting this error.
Minun now has a revamped movepool.
Jirachi now has Flash Fire as its Ability
Psywave has been replaced by Aura Sphere. This was due to there being no strong and consistent Special Fighting type Move. Multiple Pokemon now learn this move.
Dizzy Punch, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, and Shadow Punch now deal 95 Damage but only have a 5% chance of inflicting a status.
Muddy Water is now a ground type Special Move.


Feedback is always appreciated!
Maker of The Pokemon Balanced Series, constantly seeking to perfect the balance within my games.

Zaderos

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Portugal
Seen May 5th, 2020
Posted April 3rd, 2020
8 posts
2 Years
I persisted on catching a scizor for my pokedex and when i found out that they held master balls I just started using thief on them and now I have over 30 masterballs... I guess this is acceptable, those pokemon are pretty rare and it does take quite a while to get them...

Since this is intended, I personnaly don't mind having masterballs being farmable but I think there should only be 1 pokemon with them and it should be mewtwo in the altering cave or something like that, not random pokemon. Also, great work on the hack and this latest update! I'm loving it!
One day I'll have a ROM hack of my own to link here, in the meantime...
Have a good day
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Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted January 23rd, 2020
55 posts
4.5 Years
Version 5 finally ready! This patch has some major changes:

Pokemon Stat/Ability/Movepool Changes
  • Beedrill now has Levitate as its Ability.
  • Doduo and Dodrio now learn Aeroblast (38) (41).
  • Moves like Fire Blast and Giga Drain have received a PP Buff.
  • Weedle can now learn Bullet Seed via TM's.
  • Nidoking now has Intimidate as its Ability instead of Hustle.
  • Vigoroth now learns Arm Thrust instead of Fury Swipes.
  • Cut is now a bug Type move that deals 90 damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.
  • Splash now has an Accuracy of 75% (-25%)
  • Wigglytuff now has Intimidate as its ability instead of Compound Eyes.
  • Pupitar now has Levitate as its ability instead of Sand Stream.
  • Ledyba now has Levitate at its ability instead of Flash Fire.
  • Ditto and Mew are now both ??? (Mystery) Type Pokemon instead of being Psychic or Normal Type Respectively.
  • Haze now Has Priority.

Battle Frontier Change
  • Legendary Pokemon that were previously banned from the Battle Frontier are now Legal.

Certain Attractions have been moved to
Town that were barren.

Town Attraction Changes:
  • Oldale Town Pokemon Contests.
  • Petalburg City Flower Shop .
  • Rustoboro City Shard Hunter.
  • Fortee City IV Checker.
  • Mossdeep City Name Rater.
  • Pacifidlog Town Move Tutor.
  • Sootopolis Move Deletor.
  • Evergrande City has been revamped! It is now a true full city for the player to enjoy.

Music Changes
  • The Music has been overhauled. Many routes, towns, and caves shared music. This has now been changed so that they all have unique music.

Spelling Errors
  • Spotted Pokedex Spelling Errors have been fixed.

There is also now an Alternate Edition of the Game that I call Pokemon Emerald Balanced Alternate Edition.
Here are the differences in this version:

The Starters have been changed to Rowlet,Fennekin, and Froakie.

The following Pokemon have been Added in place of the Pokemon that is next to their name:
  • Mismagius Hypno
  • Togekiss Hoothoot
  • Honchkrow Fearow
  • Electivire Nidorino
  • Magnezone Missing No
  • Riolu Snubbull
  • Lucario Granbull
  • Leafeon Tangela
  • Glaceon Seel
  • Roserade Weepinbell
  • Probopass Wooper
  • Gallade Tyrogue
  • Dusknoir Lickitung
  • Froslass Delibird
  • Weavile Nidorina
  • Gliscor FarFetch'd
  • Mamoswine Dewgong
  • Porygon-Z Natu
  • Yanmega Noctowl
  • Magmortar Tauros
  • Rhyperior Omastar
  • Mime Jr Drowzee
  • Regigigas Sentret
  • Froakie Horsea
  • Frogadier Seadra
  • Fennekin Abra
  • Braixen Kadabra
  • Delphox Alakazam
  • Croagunk Ekans
  • Toxicroak Arbok
  • Sylveon Krabby
  • Hawlucha Kingler
  • Cottonee Goldeen
  • Whimsicott Seaking
  • Rowlet Hoppip
  • Dartrix Skiploom
  • Decidueye Jumpluff
  • Alolamola Quagsire
  • Alolan Vulpix Smoochum
  • Alolan Ninetales Jynx
  • Mega Ampharos Ampharos
  • Mega Houndoom Ponyta
  • Mega Medicham Aipom
  • Mega Manectric Furret
  • Mega Bannette Xatu
  • Mega Absol Spearow
  • Mega Steelix Pupitar
  • Mega Camerupt Rapidash
  • Mega Mawile Girafarig
  • Mega Sableye Omanyte
  • Mega Sharpedo Seaking

Certain Pokemon have had their types Changed:
  • Mawile is now a Pure Steel Type
  • Slaking is now Normal/Dark Type
  • Gulpin is now a Poison/Normal Type
  • Snorunt is now an Ice/Normal Type
  • Bannette is now a Ghost/Flying Type
  • Barboach and Whiscash are now Psychic/Ground Types
  • Vulpix is now a Fire/Ghost Type

Feedback is always appreciated! I hope you all enjoy these new changes and the new Alternate Version of the Game!
Maker of The Pokemon Balanced Series, constantly seeking to perfect the balance within my games.