Emerald POCKET GAIDEN (current: v1.3)

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5.7 Years

POCKET GAIDEN
current version: v1.3



My name is Pulp. I'm a farmer in a rural, poor area in the middle of nowhere.


POCKET GAIDEN follows a Berry farmer, Pulp, in a subset of a unnamed region based on China. Pulp is tired of exhausting rural life where nothing seems to ever change, so he wants to bring his Berry growing business to the bustling Honzhu City. But he needs to find a way of funding this dream, and also, his truck broke down, stopping him from making any deliveries. The story will take Pulp through both the wilds surrounding his home village and mysterious places called the Color Ruins. Resources we take for granted such as Poké Balls and Potions are extremely coveted where Pulp lives, so his journey is going to be a tough and gruelling one.


POCKET GAIDEN was made for the Relic Castle Winter Game Jam, where you have 40 days to make a hack or fangame. It's been a few years since I released any projects, so hopefully this is enjoyable. The hack was created with the pokeemerald disassembly (https://github.com/pret/pokeemerald/), which you should totally check out.


You can find all resources at (https://github.com/Mantager/pokeemerald/tree/gaidenone). The entire gaidenone branch is free to use. Just credit me, and more importantly, pret. Or just copy all the credits in this thread. Don't take anything from any other branches.

For patching: use BEAT (https://byuu.itch.io/beat/)

Download (v1.3, fixed): https://mega.nz/file/FNoEnY4D#DYV5qh9_A2lXSntZPcHCmYm7Tva84_JSyrbJ6ijwEhk
Download (v1.2): https://mega.nz/file/4ZwiTIKT#VM7fvIXp0B5C1YSWWTKWWDIoqhqkhaAQ4q2RSbe1zas

Apply the patch to an Emerald (Trashman) ROM. You know where to find it.


Game might be a little rough round the edges in some places, because obviously, I had time constraints. Report all bugs you find, including small ones such as decapitalisation errors or text not fitting in boxes. I'm pretty sure that there's no game-breaking bugs, but if you encounter any, tell me.

Screenshots
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Changelog
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v1.1:
- Fixed the first Log event triggers in Cho Village to run properly
- Additional interactions with the giant wall in Color Ruins B1F (Yellow & Blue) will no longer revert story progress
- Fixed collision error in Pulp Field & Shendown Path
- Fixed Hall of Fame text misplacement, removed Brendan sprite, added # of whiteouts to player info
- Log's final team and Arum's team were given original movesets & high IVs, abilities also specified
- Removed the dummy item ball in Pulp Byroad
- Decapitalised more strings
- Cave background forced in Color/Dark Ruins
- Arena Trap displays correct name when switch blocked
- Added music to final Log event & removed HoF graphics showing in overworld
- Fixed oversight where the Lucky Egg would be given even if you have no space
- Fixed oversight where you could return to Dark City by interacting with the giant wall again
- Added more NPCs to Cho Village including a Move Tutor
v1.2:
- Fixed oversight where you could fight Arum without completing all 4 puzzles
- Fixed collision errors in various maps
- Fixed a bug where a certain tile used the wrong behaviour
- Rearranged Quick Claw's position to be more obvious
- Fixed a bug where a certain wall's text would display out of the textbox
- Dedenne comes with Tackle instead of Tail Whip
v1.3:
- Pulp now has a backsprite
- Tweaked teams of various Trainers
- Fixed Zoom Lens & Focus Sash's descriptions
- Tweaked wild encounters in Dark City's entrance
- Fixed various tile errors


Credits
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If I forgot you, then please tell me, I can be forgetful and the credit lists for these projects can get so long.
- all contributors to pret for the pokeemerald disassembly
- DizzyEgg for his Emerald battle engine, and all contributors to that
- Pokécommunity for various small bits of code (such as coloured Natures)
- anyone that helped me at any point on the pret Discord (answering my questions, etc)
- Slawter for dynamic overworld sprites

PiaCRT

Dragon Slave!!!

Age 25
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Pummelo Island
Seen March 9th, 2021
Posted February 7th, 2021
888 posts
10.7 Years
Approved! Awesome looking hack.


Discord: Pia Carrot#0349 | Deviantart: piacarrot
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted February 29th, 2020
4 posts
3 Years
Hello, I've started to play and I really like the hack so far but I'm stuck in the Color Ruins.
I've successfully deciphered the "runes" and I followed the instructions given by one of the walls (I don't want to spoil it though), however nothing happens.
Am I doing something wrong?
Spoiler:
Is there any hidden pillar I should know about?
Male
Seen 2 Days Ago
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5.7 Years
Hello, I've started to play and I really like the hack so far but I'm stuck in the Color Ruins.
I've successfully deciphered the "runes" and I followed the instructions given by one of the walls (I don't want to spoil it though), however nothing happens.
Am I doing something wrong?
Spoiler:
Is there any hidden pillar I should know about?
I'm assuming you're talking about the yellow Ruins - did you make sure to talk to the Oracle first and get the Script Guide? Works for me on a fresh copy.

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
This looks gorgeous! I've always been a fan of short hacks, especially since college saps a good amount of my time. Downloading this right away!

Robinny

Male
Paris
Seen January 4th, 2021
Posted September 10th, 2020
17 posts
3.9 Years
Hello Lunar you need to press the 3 pillars on the top if the color ruin , just click on each one of them, and a hole will appear😀

Hey Mister Creator , I ended your game and I found only 1 bug and one Glitch. The bug is at the end, we Can click on our truck but it hasn't dialog, i think you forgot to remove the box. The Glitch is very Big because I reached the owner of the relic crown but I crossed only 3 mini games and I didnt cross the music note game. By the way I was stuck in the music note game so I did another mini game and After I go back at the beginning of DarkCity for training my pokemon and when I go back in the mini games room , the 5th hole was showed already. And here is my pokemon team who helped me to beat the game.https://drive.google.com/file/d/10hAgW_lHDk3G3ARpgJHqTiG8J96hlkH3/view?usp=drivesdk Sorry for my Bad english because I'm french ^^
Female
Seen March 29th, 2020
Posted March 29th, 2020
30 posts
1.3 Years
Hello Lunar you need to press the 3 pillars on the top if the color ruin , just click on each one of them, and a hole will appear😀
Thank you🖤

Thank you🖤
Lol nope still stuck..IDK if I'm doing it in the wrong order but nothing is happening when I click the top pillars
Lunarskyy

Robinny

Male
Paris
Seen January 4th, 2021
Posted September 10th, 2020
17 posts
3.9 Years
Thank you🖤



Lol nope still stuck..IDK if I'm doing it in the wrong order but nothing is happening when I click the top pillars
I'm the same, I'm clicking them and nothing is happening

I've tried:

321
312
213
231
123
132

And nothing's happening
It's okay guys I'm going to send you screenshots with steps : https://drive.google.com/file/d/10joxafubqY8jUCxl5tz-agly77lGBqa5/view?usp=drivesdk

Is there a way to store or release your Pokemon in this hack?
I don't think it's possible because WE are poor and villagers have no computers lol, and you cannot get a lot of pokeballs , pokeballs are hidden on the ground or in the rocks
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted February 29th, 2020
4 posts
3 Years
Maybe they didn't talk to the Oracle first like I did. If that's the case, you have to head North to the swamp first to trigger the event.

Well I wanted to report some small bugs I spotted but I still haven't reached the 5 posts required to attach images so I'll just give my opinion in another post in order to get to that number. I know it'll look like I'm just spamming the thread and I'm sorry about that.
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted February 29th, 2020
4 posts
3 Years
I really enjoyed the hack from start to finish for different reasons:
-First of all, small hacks like this one feel very refreshing because it's short yet sweet.
-The story is simple, engaging and does not feel forced or over-exaggerated.
-The difficulty is pretty good, the game doesn't require you to grind like crazy. During the last fights, the opponent Pokémons' level matched the one of my team as I used two Pokémon and battled every trainer.
-Exploration is rewarded in the form of berries (which actually are a viable option this time) or other useful items. The hack is generous enough to give you hidden Rare Candies or the Lucky Egg if you find it too difficult.
-The variety of Pokémon used is really enjoyable. Being able to use Dedenne through the whole story is nice since it never feels too weak as opposed to long games where this kind of Pokémon get thrown into your PC mid-playthrough.
-Visually, the hack remains classic but the mapping and the few new tiles keep things interesting to look at.
-Many quality of life changes have been made like the Physical/Special Split, the ability to run indoors or to rename your Pokémon whenever you want and it is really appreciated.

However there are some little things that could be improved:
-Being able to encounter Digletts in the Linking Tunnel at the beginning of the game isn't really a good choice because at this point in the game, your Dedenne only has Electric moves and the first available Poké Ball is in the aforementioned tunnel. It makes it impossible to hit it a Diglett if you haven't caught another Pokémon (which is more than probable so early in the game). This will force you to faint if you're unlucky enough to encounter a Diglett with Arena Trap. A way to prevent that would be to replace Tail Whip with Tackle in Dedenne's base moveset. It would also help against the third (and unskippable) trainer and her Oddish. It can just counter you with Poison Powder+Absorb and that's
kind of frustrating that early in a hack.
-Some Pokémon could evolve quicker because I feel like evolution levels haven't been changed (I've not checked though) making some Pokémon poor choices like Croagunk, Grimer, Baltoy...

Aside from these minor details, the hack is great and the fact that it has been made in 40 days makes all the work even more impressive.

Here I can finally post the few things I found:
Spoiler:


Well... I guess I'm a tree now.

It's not clear here but there's water under my feet and it even makes a splash noise.

There's an invisible rock on my right (in the cave of the Red Ruins I think)

Slightly out of the textbox.

I became one with the rock.

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
It's okay guys I'm going to send you screenshots with steps : https://drive.google.com/file/d/10joxafubqY8jUCxl5tz-agly77lGBqa5/view?usp=drivesdk
Hey man, I'm sorry, but I'm a complete noob. I tried following your screenshot and the hole still didn't open up. Could you please tell me the exact order if it's not a hassle? (>.<)

Robinny

Male
Paris
Seen January 4th, 2021
Posted September 10th, 2020
17 posts
3.9 Years
Is that the same for the other color ruin too?
No, for the second ruin, you need to walk in the corners counterclockwise of the room (you know the room is rectangular)

Hey man, I'm sorry, but I'm a complete noob. I tried following your screenshot and the hole still didn't open up. Could you please tell me the exact order if it's not a hassle? (>.<)
Oof, did you follow my arrows ? It's just easy ://

Guys, could you please help me with the solution of the "righteous path" ruins? I've tried hugging all the right walls of the chamber but I'm afraid I don't get it...
Bruuuuuuh look my screenshot so : https://drive.google.com/file/d/113HiK-U_EwhXlh38cN6iTnZMYHP_bFgt/view?usp=drivesdk

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
Oof, did you follow my arrows ? It's just easy ://
Aye! My bad my man, I figured it out. The mistake I made was not getting the translator from the Oracle. Once I got it, the cave hole opened up, Thank you so much, and I'm sorry for sounding like a noob.

PiaCRT

Dragon Slave!!!

Age 25
Male
Pummelo Island
Seen March 9th, 2021
Posted February 7th, 2021
888 posts
10.7 Years
Hey guys, I am seeing a lot of double posting (a couple triple posts) in this thread. I merged all of them but please refrain from doing so since it can be considered spam. It's usually reserved for the thread owner in case of updates.


Discord: Pia Carrot#0349 | Deviantart: piacarrot
Female
Seen March 29th, 2020
Posted March 29th, 2020
30 posts
1.3 Years
No, for the second ruin, you need to walk in the corners counterclockwise of the room (you know the room is rectangular)



Oof, did you follow my arrows ? It's just easy ://



Bruuuuuuh look my screenshot so : https://drive.google.com/file/d/113HiK-U_EwhXlh38cN6iTnZMYHP_bFgt/view?usp=drivesdk
Can I get a screenshot of that too lol
Lunarskyy