Pokémon Mega Blue Version 1.1.4
Pokémon Mega Blue is a rather small project, aimed to create a counterpart game for my other rom-hack, Pokémon Delta Emerald
. Together, they provide a full roster of available Pokémon, so you can fill up the Pokédex playing only these two hacks.
Essentially, it's still the same FireRed and LeafGreen with an unchanged storyline (except for an addition of Ariana and Archer), but updated mechanics, Alola Forms and Mega Evolutions (the latter two are mostly in the post-game, though).
A vast majority of features are provided by an old version of Leon and UltimaSoul's FireRed Base
, it's better you look them up in the rombase's thread.
I'll just list the most notable ones:
Features separate from the rombase:
- Gen 4-7 Moves and Abilities
- Mega Evolutions
- Physical/Special Split
- Expanded bag capable of holding every item
- Day and Night System
- Game is fully decapitalized
- B2W2 Repel System
- Poison survival at 1 HP
- Emerald-style Pickup ability
- Eggs hatch at level 1
- Running indoors
- Pokémon stats updated to the standards of Gen 7
- Over 25 new overworld sprites by Kalarie
- Game Freak presents fix
- Nature-colored stats
- PokéMart items depend on your badge count
- Ultimate Move Tutor is infinite use for Gen 1-3 starters
- Roaming Legends IV Fix
- Infinite TMs
- Deletable HMs
- Disabled badge stat boosts
- Disabled LR help menu
- Disabled Flashbacks ("Previously on your quest")
- Updated Pokémon sprites and cries
- Gen 4+ Evolutions of Gen 1-3 Pokémon with their respective Evolution methods and items
- National Dex is expanded to include new Pokémon
- All 150 Kanto Dex Pokémon (except Mew) are catchable without trading or events
- All Trade evolutions now evolve also by just holding their evolution item and leveling up
(Machoke, Kadabra, Graveler and Haunter need a new Link Cable to evolve)
- You can get all evolution items from Lady Selphy at Resort Gorgeous
- All non-Kanto Dex Pokémon that are available in vanilla FireRed and LeafGreen are also catchable (except Deoxys), as well as all three Johto starters and Celebi
- All three Legendary Beasts are obtainable, the next one begins to roam when you enter a Pokémon Center after catching the current one
- Alola Forms can be found as wild encounters on Sevii Islands
- Pikachu, Exeggcute and Cubone will evolve into their regular evolutions in Kanto and into their Alolan evolutions on Sevii Islands
- Pokémon gain experience after capture
- Infinite Move Tutors
- Proper item fanfares
- ipatix HQ Sound Mixer
- Archer and Ariana are also included in the main plot, not only the post-game
- Koga's and Blaine's teams are tweaked to include more diverse Pokémon, Sabrina's Venomoth is replaced with Hypno
- Gym Leader rematches become available after giving Sapphire to Celio
And that's all of the features, if I didn't forgot something :')
- Game is unplayable on mGBA, 3DS and probably actual GBA as well (freezes on the title screen)
- In some save files VS Seeker doesn't work
- Sylveon does not show up in the Pokédex
- Leveling-up Eevee causes the game to reset; temporary solution - you can evolve Eevee into any of its non-Kanto eeveelutions by talking to a Black Belt who you received an Eevee from (in Classic Edition available only after obtaining the National Dex)
- At the beginning of the game Oak will give you National Dex instead of Kanto Dex if there's another save file with unlocked National Dex
- Some graphical glitches
If you have a solution for any of these bugs - feel free to either VM or PM me. Thank you in advance.
Mega Blue v1.1.4
ZIP archive include Mega Blue Classic patch, Mega Blue Deluxe patch, ReadMe file, Pokémon and Items Location Guide and NUPS Patcher.
Required ROM for patching is "1636 - Pokemon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels).gba"
Differences between two editions:
Pokémon Mega Blue comes in two editions - Classic and Deluxe.
Compatibility with Delta Emerald:
- Classic Edition is for those who want to use only original 150 Pokémon in the main story.
It has the same restrictions for evolving Pokémon as the original FireRed - you can't get Gen 2+ evolutions before getting the National Dex.
Evolution items that were added after Gen 2 are available only in the post-game.
- Deluxe Edition is for those who want to use not only original 150 Pokémon, but also their evolved forms added in later generations in the main story
It doesn't have any evolution restrictions as well as it has a lot of evolution items accessible in the main story.
One of the main ideas behind the creation of Mega Blue was the ability to trade with Delta Emerald to fill up the National Dex. That means all Pokémon in both hacks have exact same index numbers and can be moved between games freely. There is only one problem here - Delta Emerald has more moves than Mega Blue, so many move slots don't exist in the latter game. Here is a list of all Pokémon moves from Bulbapedia.
Every move that comes in that list after Incinerate (No.510)
must be removed from your Delta Emerald's Pokémon's movesets before performing a trade. Also, a lot of new moves can change after trading because of two different moves being assigned to the same index number between games. So I recommend you to use link features between Mega Blue and Delta Emerald only to fill up your Pokédex and not for battling.
Always backup your save files before using link features to prevent any loss of your data!
Prof. Leon Dias and UltimaSoul (and everyone else credited in the rombase's thread)
- Leon and UltimaSoul's FireRed Base
Sugimori Palettes: The DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource Thread
- Gen 1-4 Pokémon Sprites and Icons
Gen VI: DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource Thread
- Sylveon and Mega Evolution Sprites and Icons
DS Style Gen VII and Beyond Pokémon Sprite Repository in 64x64 Thread
- Alola Forms Sprites and Icons
- this very thread you're looking at right now
And huge thanks to all of you for playing my hack and bug reporting!