FireRed Pokemon Fire Red v514 [COMPLETED]

Started by elie2222 January 15th, 2022 3:27 PM
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Posted November 20th, 2022
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►January 3rd 2023 : Version 8.0 is out ! - Check out below for the changelog and download links ◄

►Intro

I have been a Pokemon player since my childhood and have tried lots of rom hacks before deciding to create my own.
This hack is a remake of Pokemon Fire Red with only slight changes to the storyline.

The main idea behind this rom is to have a game with :
- A vast choice of viable Pokemon (514 Pokemon from all 8 Generations all obtainable before Elite Four)
- A large variety of Pokemon you encounter in opposing trainer teams (approx. 500 Pokemon distributed in trainers teams)
- Moves, abilities and other gameplay mechanics from generations IV to VIII
- A possibility to obtain all main battle items and to teach all learnable moves (from all generations)
- An early possibility to breed perfect Pokemon (early access to DexNav, Daycare, Destiny Knot and Everstone)
- An easy and fast way to give Pokemon EVs (EV based grass)
- A more intelligent AI and an adjusted level curve to make the game more enjoyable (This is not a difficulty hack). Keep in mind that the level curve is consistent if you use the Exp. Share and battle all trainers.

This hack is built upon Leon DPE+CFRU rom base as well as Dynamic Pokemon Expansion and Complete FireRed Upgrade engine built by Skeli789, Goulslash, and others.
Most of the features in this hack are provided by these engines.
PS : If anyone would like to use this rom as a rom base, I can send all the necessary files (including DPE and CFRU files)

►Features

Game mechanics changes
Spoiler:
- Physical/Special split
- Fairy Typing
- 514 Pokemon chosen from the first 8 generations (all obtainable)
- No Mega Evolutions, Dynamax nor Z-moves (because I feel like they disturb the game balance)
- Moves and Abilities up to Gen 8
- Useful Hidden Abilities have been switched with less useful Normal Abilities
- Updated Pokemon sprites
- All important battle items
- 120 TMs all reusable
- Deletable HMs
- Cut, Strength and Rock Smash can be used without teaching the move if the badge is obtained, the HM is in the bag and a party Pokemon can learn it
- Gen 8 Exp. Share
- Experience gained when the pokemon is captured
- Experience gained depends on the opposing Pokemon only (does not change with your Pokemon’s level)
- Experience boost of 20% when Pokemon reach a Friendship value of 220
- A DexNav that allows to search for Pokemon with good IVs and egg moves (obtainable in early game)
- A Shiny Charm for higher chance of shiny encounters (obtainable in late game)
- Day and Night system
- IV indicator on the Summary screen
- Colored stats (according to nature)
- All learnable moves included in the Move Reminder
- Gen 8 breeding mechanics with Destiny Knot and Everstone (obtainable early in the game)
- Auto-Run and Turbo Mode for a faster bicycle (using the L button)
- Can sort items in the bag (by pressing Start)
- 1 Premier Ball given for each 10 Pokeballs you buy (applicable to all kinds of Pokeballs bought)
- Improved AI
- During a battle, a move’s real power and accuracy is shown when pressing the L button
- Rearranged National Pokedex (evolutions are placed after their corresponding Pokemon)
- Higher chance of getting rare Pokemon at the Safari
- Easier fishing mechanism (skipped the "O A bite!" and the need to press A)
- Feebas and Tympole can be caught with an Old Rod in addition to Magikarp


Storyline and other changes
Spoiler:
- All grass (apart from Viridian Forest) and most caves have EV based wild Pokemon (for easier EV training)
- Gen 3 starters
- Switched the daycare at route 5 with the one in Four Island (for an early possibility to breed)
- All Gym leaders have 6 Pokemon and with levels close to yours to make it more challenging
- New in-game trades (with good IVs Pokemon)
- New Strength rocks puzzle in Diglett Cave
- Rain on route 8 and a sandstorm on route 9
- An EV checker/resetter
- An IV checker/maximizer
- A Nature modifier and Ability modifier
- An Evolution Master that tells you how to evolve the Pokemon that you show him
- Four Battle Brothers in the Sevii Islands that sell battle items
- Each elite four members at round 2 will choose randomly between 3 teams
- A rematch with all Gym Leaders is added at the end of the game (with all of them having 100 leveled, full IVs and EVs, and balanced teams). You get a reward after beating them.
- You get a Shiny Charm from Celio when you give him both the Ruby and the Sapphire
- Aurora Ticket and Mystic Ticket obtainable
- Changed the Trainer Tower Pokemon and prizes
- Removed Ho-oH and Lugia
- The three legendary dogs (Entei, Raikou and Suicune) will roam after beating the elite four for the 1st time
- Added new legendaries : Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Mew, Heatran, Phione and Manaphy


Bases Stats changes
Spoiler:
Sceptile :
Increased attack from 85 to 100 (cause it has a more interesting physical moveset)
Decreased Sp. Def from 85 to 75 (to maintain a total of 535 like Swampert).
This makes Sceptile a more viable starter.

Mawile :
As of version 6.0 :

Increased HP from 50 to 80 70
Attack and Defense from 85 to 95 unchanged
Sp. Def from 55 to 85 75.
Its total stats are increased from 380 to 460 420.
which makes it a viable option. I believe it is only fair to do that since all other Pokemon with no evolution have a Stats total of 460-480 (Absol, Tropius, etc.)

Added in version 3.0 :

Arbok :
Increased HP from 60 to 70
Defense from 69 to 75
Sp. Def from 79 to 85
Its total stats are increased from 448 to 470.

Swanna :
Increased Atk and Sp Atk from 87 to 90
Increased Def and Sp Def from 63 to 65
Its total stats are increased from 473 to 483.

Magcargo :
Increased HP from 60 to 80
Increased Sp Def from 80 to 90
Its total stats are increased from 430 to 460.

Seaking :
Increased Def from 65 to 70
Increased Speed from 68 to 75
Its total stats are increased from 450 to 462.

Seviper :
Increased HP from 73 to 78
Increased Speed from 65 to 95
Decreased Sp Atk from 100 to 85
Its total stats are increased from 458 to 478.


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≡Changelog
Spoiler:
Version 8.0 Changelog :
- Fixed IV maximizer working with no money
- Made IV maximization cheaper (5000 instead of 10000)
- Fixed a VS seeker trainer team having different Pokemon than the original encounter

Version 7.0 Changelog :
- Fixed issue with scientist in Cinnabar Lab sometimes not giving the second fossil
- Fixed DexNav in inaccessible places in Victory Road
- Fixed dots in the middle of sentences in the Evolution Master script

Version 6.0 Changelog :
- Fixed Play Nice lowering Sp. Atk as well as Atk
- Removed Frosmoth from the list of Pokemon that can learn Fly (since it's a bug and it cannot lift the trainer)
- Lowered some of the boosed stats for Mawile (total from 460 to 420)

Version 5.0 Changelog :
- Added Ability Changer in Three Island

Version 4.0 Changelog :
- Fixed a bug with DexNav sometimes displaying the item icon when the Pokemon doesn't have an item and vice versa
- Added Softboiled to the Move Reminder list for Mew, Clefable and Togekiss
- Added Frosmoth to the list of Pokemon that can learn Fly

Version 3.0 Changelog :
- Fixed a bug with DexNav showing Pokemon in inaccessible areas in Rock Tunnel
- Fixed a game crash when coins in Casino exceeded 9999
- Fixed Specter in Pokemon Tower having Shadow Tag ability and getting stuck
- Made Nature Changing cost cheaper : 7500$ (instead of 30,000$)
- Made IV maximizing price cheaper : 10,000$ (instead of 15,000$)
- Added a Stats recalculation when you reset EV or maximize IV (to avoid infinite use at level 100)
- Fixed TM01 Focus Punch disappearing after 1 use
- Made Casino Prizes cheaper
- Tweaked the stats for Arbok, Swanna, Magcargo, Seaking and Seviper (see Base Stats changes above for more details)
- Added all egg moves in the move reminder list
- Fixed Dusk Ball not catching in day time

Version 2.0 Changelog :
- Fixed a bug when receiving Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan in the Dojo
- Fixed a bug when encountering Swarming Legendary Dogs
- Fixed a bug with an NPC on route 4
- Made Exp. Share accessible earlier in the game (Pokecenter on route 10)
- Updated the level curve to take into consideration this earlier Exp. Share
- Fly is now usable outside without teaching the move
- Changed the Lickitung trade to receive Deino instead
- Updated the list of Pokemon that can learn Bullet Seed


≡Downloads
Spoiler:
Click here for the UPS patch of the rom. (The link is now for the 8.0 version). It is compatible with previous versions.
This patch should be applied to a 1636 Fire Red (Squirrels) rom using NUPS (PC) or Rom Patcher (Android).
Click here for the link to NUPS.


≡Documentation
Spoiler:
Click here for the Pokedex.
Click here for the TMs Locations.
Click here for the Base Stats/Abilities/Held Items. (Updated for the 6.0 version)
Click here for the Learnsets. (Updated for the 3.0 version)
Click here for the Evolution Table.
Click here for the EV based wild Pokemon location table.
Click here for the Gym Leaders levels.
Click here for the Battle Brothers Items list.


►Known bugs
Spoiler:
None if you use compatible emulators.


►Discord Server
Spoiler:
Click here to join the discord server for bug reports and discussions.


►Credits
Spoiler:
A big thanks to everyone who was involved in the development of the Leon Rom Base, DPE and CFRU engine.


►FAQ
Spoiler:
Recommended Emulators:
For Windows : mGBA (should also work on VBA and VBA-m)
For Android : MyBoy
This game hasn't been tested on physical hardware but it should work.

Emulators to avoid (incompatible):
Eclipse, Delta or Twilight
If you used other emulators feel free to tell me if the game worked correctly or not.

How does my Pokemon evolve ?
You can talk to the Evolution Master in Fuchsia City. If you cannot wait until then, you can check the evolution table file in the Documentation section.

How to change my Pokemon Nature ?
You can talk to the Nature Master located in a house in Three Island.

Where can I find the EV checker/resetter ? Also the IV checker/maximiser
They are both found on Cape Brink, north of Two Island.

Where do I get the reward (Mystic Ticket) after winning the gym leaders rematches ?
Talk to the old man in the Pokemon Center on Seven Island.

Where can I teach Move Tutor moves ?
All tutor moves (plus others) are included in the Move Reminder. Check out the learnable moves in the Learnset in the documentation.

How to use the DexNav ?
The DexNav is obtainable when leaving Pewter City after beating Brock. It can be accessed by pressing Start then the right arrow (to get to the next page of the start menu). When the DexNav is opened, you can press R on the Pokemon you want to register it, and then in the grass, you can press R to search for this Pokemon.

Where do I find evolution items ?
All evolution items can be found in the Celadon City Dept Store.

Where do I find the Exp. Share ?
As of version 2.0, the Exp. Share is given by the prof aide in the Pokecenter on route 10.

Where to find the other fossil ?
In the Cinnabar lab, the scientist next to the one who revives fossils will give you the other fossil.

How much EVs do the Power Items give ?
Power Items give 8 EVs.

What are the Shiny odds ?
1/4096 without the Shiny Charm.
1/1365 with the Shiny Charm.

Where to find the Destiny Knot ?
In Viridian City, behind the Cut tree.

What are the Reward Items in Trainer Tower ?
Single Mode : Star Piece
Double Mode : Rare Candy
Knockout Mode : Max Ether
Mixed Mode : PP Up

Where to find battle held items ?
Speak with one of the four Battle Brothers in the Sevii Islands. Check out the items list in the documentation.

Where can I find TinyMushrooms ?
They are held by Foongus which is found in Mt. Moon

Where can I find a Lucky Egg ?
Lucky Eggs are held by Pelipper.

What is the pickup items table ?
It is the same as the OmegaRuby/Alpha Sapphire one.

How to change my Pokemon Ability?
You can talk to the Ability Master located in a house in Three Island.


►Upcoming Features
Spoiler:
There is nothing that I would like to add anymore.

MORDZgaming

Being defeated is just a mere condition, giving up makes it permanent.

Seen February 8th, 2022
Posted February 2nd, 2022
10 posts
1 Years
Almost perfect. Just finished the 3rd gym and its been absolutely awesome so far, the nostalgic feel of the OG FireRed + CFRU and Gen 4-8 mons are so good.

I would +1 on the early access to the Gen 8 EXP share though, considering theres so many awesome mons early, the excitement gets brushed off by the idea of having to grind them again just to be on par with your mains. I was already able to get a Gible, Trapinch and Bagon by the time I got to Celadon and just stuffed them in the PC, because again, grinding, ugghh.

Also, I don't know if I missed something but I'm already on the 4th gym and I still don't even have an Old rod, was only able to get Wooper as my water type. Found him in grass somewhere.
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Posted November 20th, 2022
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Almost perfect. Just finished the 3rd gym and its been absolutely awesome so far, the nostalgic feel of the OG FireRed + CFRU and Gen 4-8 mons are so good.

I would +1 on the early access to the Gen 8 EXP share though, considering theres so many awesome mons early, the excitement gets brushed off by the idea of having to grind them again just to be on par with your mains. I was already able to get a Gible, Trapinch and Bagon by the time I got to Celadon and just stuffed them in the PC, because again, grinding, ugghh.

Also, I don't know if I missed something but I'm already on the 4th gym and I still don't even have an Old rod, was only able to get Wooper as my water type. Found him in grass somewhere.
Thanks a lot for this message, it made my day!

First, I had this comment about the Exp. Share many times, so I am working on it to make it accessible in the early game.

Second, for early water types, you can catch Azurill in route 4, Wooper in route 25 and you can get the Old Rod in Vermilion City. With the Old Rod you can catch Magikarp, Feebas and Tympole. In every location, you have 70% chance of catching Magikarp and 30% chance of either Feebas or Tympole (depending on the location).

MORDZgaming

Being defeated is just a mere condition, giving up makes it permanent.

Seen February 8th, 2022
Posted February 2nd, 2022
10 posts
1 Years
Thanks a lot for this message, it made my day!

First, I had this comment about the Exp. Share many times, so I am working on it to make it accessible in the early game.

Second, for early water types, you can catch Azurill in route 4, Wooper in route 25 and you can get the Old Rod in Vermilion City. With the Old Rod you can catch Magikarp, Feebas and Tympole. In every location, you have 70% chance of catching Magikarp and 30% chance of either Feebas or Tympole (depending on the location).
Nice! I'm absolutely looking forward to the update, and thank you for making such a great version!

Also, thanks for the info on early water types and the Old rod. Azurill could have been awesome but my dumbass might have missed it.

Btw, hinting on an Emerald 514 question mark??? lol
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Nice! I'm absolutely looking forward to the update, and thank you for making such a great version!

Also, thanks for the info on early water types and the Old rod. Azurill could have been awesome but my dumbass might have missed it.

Btw, hinting on an Emerald 514 question mark??? lol
Thanks for the feedback !
Hahaha unfortunately an Emerald 514 won't be possible.
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Posted February 2nd, 2022
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1.3 Years
I'm loving this hack so far, love the causal playthrough. I'm heading to fight Misty, but skipped around beat my rival and slipped town to vermillion first to find new mons. Encountered a Togekiss. In order to evolve, I'm assuming use a shiny stone?? Will I be able to get this via in Celadon Supermarket or via wild items??
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2.3 Years
Having just reached Blaine. The level curve of the game needs work. Trainers are too low yet the Gym leaders are way too high. going out of the way to fight every trainer in Kanto has still left me a good 13-15 levels lower then Blaines team. EXP Share never on once.


I love a lot about this hack, I enjoy the wider selection, more moves and even the raised challenge is nice. I just feel the Gyms spike too much.
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Posted November 20th, 2022
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4.3 Years
I'm loving this hack so far, love the causal playthrough. I'm heading to fight Misty, but skipped around beat my rival and slipped town to vermillion first to find new mons. Encountered a Togekiss. In order to evolve, I'm assuming use a shiny stone?? Will I be able to get this via in Celadon Supermarket or via wild items??
Hello, I'm glad you're enjoying the hack!
All evolution items can be found in the Celadon City Dept Store.
Age 28
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Having just reached Blaine. The level curve of the game needs work. Trainers are too low yet the Gym leaders are way too high. going out of the way to fight every trainer in Kanto has still left me a good 13-15 levels lower then Blaines team. EXP Share never on once.


I love a lot about this hack, I enjoy the wider selection, more moves and even the raised challenge is nice. I just feel the Gyms spike too much.
Thanks for your feedback.
First, I have adjusted the level curve according to the worst-case scenario.. which is activating Exp. Share from the start. I wanted to avoid people getting too strong compared to gym leaders. So yeah, if you decide to turn off Exp. Share, it's going to get more challenging. And if I decrease the level curve and you activate Exp. Share its going to be too easy.

Second, I wanted to make Gym Leaders more special than in the original game, where they were as challenging as ordinary trainers. That's why their level was increased and their teams made stronger.

And finally, for the other trainers, if their level is increased, you gain more exp points, so the whole level curve needs to be even higher, and elite 4 at the 2nd round are already in the 90s, so it's not possible :)
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First off, You should probably just plain state then that the EXP All is required for the level curve. Either have required or don't use it, Having this in the middle line of thinking is just not fun to dance around, especially for players who don't like the EXP All.

Secondly, the last part is just plain wrong. Many Hacks (such as Drayanos) have shown you can have trainers and the level curve be much closer to bosses and it changes nothing about them. It just simply makes the base trainers cakewalks and leads to the game being repetitive with random huge level spikes on Bosses. I'd rather the difficulty come from needing to know how to counter types, then being blindsided by Level Spikes. Pretty sure that's most players.

Thirdly, it makes no sense when (pardon my language) Misty and Lt Surge are piss easy, So the curve is inconsistent on top of it.
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4.3 Years
First off, You should probably just plain state then that the EXP All is required for the level curve. Either have required or don't use it, Having this in the middle line of thinking is just not fun to dance around, especially for players who don't like the EXP All.

Secondly, the last part is just plain wrong. Many Hacks (such as Drayanos) have shown you can have trainers and the level curve be much closer to bosses and it changes nothing about them. It just simply makes the base trainers cakewalks and leads to the game being repetitive with random huge level spikes on Bosses. I'd rather the difficulty come from needing to know how to counter types, then being blindsided by Level Spikes. Pretty sure that's most players.

Thirdly, it makes no sense when (pardon my language) Misty and Lt Surge are piss easy, So the curve is inconsistent on top of it.
Most people use Exp. Share, but I will still add this recommendation. Keep in mind that if you also decide not to battle all the trainers you will also find yourself at a lower level compared to Gym Leaders.

I chose to keep the opposing trainers at a level that is not too low, Ichose to keep all the Vanilla trainers, and I chose to not implement a level cap. I then adjusted the level curve in order to have Gym Leaders at the same level as you (not more) and make it a fair battle. The level curve is consistent if you use Exp. Share and battle all trainers.

Anyway, I will ask around about the level curve and adjust it if needed.

You get the Exp. Share after Lt Surge's badge, that's why you found a difference with the rest.
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How do I get the ticket to go to Navel Rock?
When you beat the gym leaders rematches on Seven Island, you should talk to the old man in the Pokemon Center on Seven Island and he will give you the ticket. Then you can get there by taking the ferry from Vermilion City. 🙂

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could you please tell me where the move relearner is available? Or was it unchanged?

Is there also a way to check EVs?
I… might put something interesting here eventually.
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could you please tell me where the move relearner is available? Or was it unchanged?

Is there also a way to check EVs?
Hello, the move relearner is in Two Island (unchanged).

Yes, you can check and reset EVs with the EV Specialist in Cape Brink, north of Two Island. There is also an IV specialist there :)