SoulSilver Pokémon SoothingSilver Version 1.0.6

Started by DracAndre July 31st, 2020 10:18 AM
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DracAndre

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Bug Fix: 11/10/20 Fixed a glitch that reset all pokémon stats and typings to their vanilla variants, added 6 new custom shinies and fox some more minor bugs in version 1.0.6

Introduction
Pokémon SoothingSilver is a QOL DS ROM hack of Pokémon SoulSilver. The main goal of the hack is to be somewhat close to Vanilla SoulSilver but with more variety, a bit more difficulty and quite a few new features (such as custom shinies and alolan forms) to hopefully give the player an even better experience without ruining the feeling of the original SoulSilver. The game is beatable, all the way to Mt. Silver!

Features

Spoiler:
  • Some Pokémon have been replaced by their Alolan forms, mainly for type variety, later on I'll release a patch for people who don't want this feature in the game.
  • Alolan forms have custom Pokédex entries!
  • All gen 1 & 2 Pokémon (apart from legendaries and fossil pokémon) are avaliable before beating the league, and most gen 3 & 4 pokémon aside from the sinnoh fossils, Spiritomb and some legendaries.
  • Lyra is replaced entirely by Kris!
  • Gold/ Kris will now act like a rival with new dialogue and a few battles throughout the game!
  • Variety. Remember back in the original SoulSilver when you would find a trainer with 5 Pidgeys or when you fought Lance and he had 3 Dragonites? That won't happen anymore, trainers will have more varied teams and Pokémon that didn't appear much previously, will do now.
  • Increased difficulty. All boss trainers have improved teams with better movesets and
  • starting from the 4th gym all trainers will have increased levels. This means Kanto should be more of a challenge now! The difficulty is intended to be somewhere inbetween vanilla SoulSilver and StormSilver.
  • The Hack should work on flashcarts like the R4!
  • All Pokémon have their base stats updated to their Gen 6 stats.
  • Some Pokémon have slightly altered stats, typings, and movesets in order to make them more usable, to add more type variety or just because it makes sense. Examples include Dragon-Bug Yanmega, Beedrill having slightly higher stats and learning Megahorn at later levels. These changes aren't as drastic as other hacks like Project rebooted.
  • Some moves have been edited to be more usuable. Notably HMs are now actually better in battle so they don't hinder your Pokémon as much. For example Rock smash has increased pp and 100% chance to lower defense and Flash is now an electric type special move with 20 power, 95 accuracy, 100% chance lower accuracy and has priority.
  • Easier Evolution. If a Pokémon has an evolution/ pre evolution introduced in gen 3/4 it'll be avaliable pre league and all evo items can be obtained in new ways. In addition any evolutions will be possible without having to trade.
  • The type chart has been edited a little to help balance the game. Most notably Ice type is now immune to ice and resists water/ ground attacks
  • New overworld events!
  • Shiny rate increased from 1/8192 to 1/2048 (although it seems to be even higher than this!)
  • Some pokémon will have custom shiny palletes!
  • GB sounds from the start of the game
  • Game corner has changed prizes and cheaper prices
  • Early exp. share
  • Removed the catching tutorial
  • Repels and Max Repels now last slightly longer and Max Repels are cheaper
  • Some characters have their dialouge altered a little to be slightly more memorable or just to explain features like alolan forms
  • Plus more small features! I don't want to spoil everything :]


Planned features

Spoiler:
  • In the future I intend to act upon any feedback, especially when it comes to readjusting difficulty.
  • Cynthia and Steven may or may not battle you, but I won't spoil any further details :)
  • I would like to add a couple of new areas to make the experience more unique
  • Make the rest of the Pokémon ready through scripted events
  • More custom shinies
  • Battle the Devs!
  • Early move tutors
  • More rival battles?
  • Fairy typing?!
  • Infinite TMs?!!
  • Possibly new story events
  • And more!


Screenshots



Credits
All the Kris sprites were added thanks to HiroTDK's KrisGold patch that can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonROMhacks/comments/3wxqp9/krisgold_in_heartgold_soulsilver_decapitalization/

The Alolan Form sprites come courtesy of the DS-style Gen VII and Beyond Pokémon Sprite Repository found here https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=368703

Thank you so much to DeadSkullzJr for helping me make the patch stable, getting the hack working on R4 and just generally fixing a few technical problems!

Thank you to Drayano for allowing me to use parts of his Kyogre/ Rayquaza script plus future legendary scripts!

And thank you to all of you who supported me or just played the BETA and kept my motivation up, couldn't have done it without you!

Discord Server

Come check out the discord server to have a nice chat, ask any questions about the hack, keep up to date and more :) https://discord.gg/aRRS5Uh

Download

Keep in mind this is for the patch, I cannot provide you with a ROM file myself!

Drive download link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p2zv1p-QQ9N0Rx2Vx-9GivPXJ3V8mMbp?usp=sharing

MEGA download link: https://mega.nz/folder/4Q4TGbZC#8MyZsz-1n1YznQhNIWM9LA

Future Updates

I still plan on releasing a few updates to add cool new features that I would love to have in the game such as new areas. However recently I began my second year of university. I had pretty much made this whole hack during my extended summer because of the corn virus, but now that Uni has resumed and is supposed to be much more difficult this year, the development of SoothingSilver will slow down drastically so I don't even have an expected release date for the next version. However I made sure to get version 1 out before I got too busy which is pretty much a finished experience. I may release a bug fix update soon but aside from that the next update will take a long time, so enjoy version 1 thank you so much again for all your support! Buh bye!

DracAndre

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The beta will release on the 9th for discord members it will contain many but not all of the features included in the features section! All trainers will be edited until the 9th gym and all wild encounters will be ready! Version 1 will still come out by the end of September and will be more polished and contain even more features!

DracAndre

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I love LOVE Gen 2 so when they made a gen 4 remake of it i was so happy and always enjoy seeing romhacks of them. Please do not abandon this project or go on months long hiatus without updating us on what's going on. Thank you have a good day.
I'm glad you're looking forward to the hack!!! I won't abandon it, you can keep up with regular updates by joining the discord server!!
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Planned features
  • After I release the first version I intend to act upon any feedback, and I especially intend to readjust difficulty.
  • Cynthia and Steven may or may not battle you, but I won't spoil any further details :)
  • I would like to add a couple of new areas for multiple reasons, but we'll see how that goes
  • Scripted encounters with hopefully every legendary, but to be honest this may not be possible for every legendary.
  • If people really want it, I can try to add fairy types :D
  • If possible I would love to add reusable TMs but I dunno if it'll be possible
  • And more!
Fairy type added to this game would be really great. And how about replacing some unused pkms with those from other regions that have more evolution stages (Like farfetch'd, zigzagoon, etc...) This would reduce the burden of fitting >400 pkms into the wild i think
Anyway, it's always good to see a gen 4 hacks, keep up the good work!
Btw, I saw you asking for TMs reusable script on Project Rebooted discord. You still didn't figure it out? I think this script belongs to BlazingMagmar and you could ask him since he's in Project Rebooted team and his hgss hacks (hgss golden edition) also include tms reusable
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DracAndre

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Fairy type added to this game would be really great. And how about replacing some unused pkms with those from other regions that have more evolution stages (Like farfetch'd, zigzagoon, etc...) This would reduce the burden of fitting >400 pkms into the wild i think
Anyway, it's always good to see a gen 4 hacks, keep up the good work!
Btw, I saw you asking for TMs reusable script on Project Rebooted discord. You still didn't figure it out? I think this script belongs to BlazingMagmar and you could ask him since he's in Project Rebooted team and his hgss hacks (hgss golden edition) also include tms reusable
Oh yeah he did send the script I prepared this announcement a while back woops. Also I might add fairy typing but it would probably be a version 2 change tbh. Also I don't really want to replace any pokemon aside from the ones I replaced with their alolan forms, I feel like that would be unfair for the people who like the pokémon that I would've replaced

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Hello! I am really interested in playing your hack, but actuallly like Lyra much more. Is there any way to remove the Kris patch?

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Don't mind me asking but does your hack have a higher shiny encounter rate? If so, what are the odds? Thank you.

DracAndre

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Don't mind me asking but does your hack have a higher shiny encounter rate? If so, what are the odds? Thank you.
Shiny rate increased from 1/8192 to 1/2048 (although it seems to be even higher than this!)

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Thank you so much for the quick reply, I just started my playthrough. I do have a small doubt though, I just caught myself a Cubone and I see that Alolan Marowak is present in your hack. Do I need to evolve my Cubone at night when it reaches level 28?

DracAndre

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Found a bug here, but no softlock. Entering Mt. Mortar and leaving fixed the immovable follower.

AAAAA Godamnn it Suicune broke the game again. No but seriously thank you so much for pointing this out to me, it's a pretty big glitch but I think I understand what caused it, it's the same situation as the Burned Tower glitch. Unfortunately the only way to fix it is for me to use an older version from quite a while ago and reimplement everything I had done since that point hahahaa, so that might take at least a few days.
I'm probably gonna move Kris/ Gold to inside of Mt Mortar so that they don't screw up anymore scripts in Route 42