Name: Pokemon Rising Crystal
Hacked by: Sarndev
Source Link: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=448400
Hello, Welcome back to Pokemoner.com, and I’m Pokemoner. Today, we will play Pokemon Rising Crystal by Sarndev. It’s a GBC Hack ROM and based on Pokemon Crystal.
It’s an enhancement hack of Pokemon Crystal. You can have some new fakemon, familiar evolution, new moves, PSS System, revamped areas, no trade evolution, harder mode, improved QoL, and more. it’s completed in English. And now, Let’s play!
Pokémon Rising Crystal is an enhancement hack of Pokémon Crystal that aims to improve many of the flaws that the original GSC had, while also not deviating too much in style and feel. Story elements are kept mostly the same with a few additions.
The original Gen 2 cast of Pokémon have been overhauled to allow for more diversity in the available types of Pokémon, so that certain types aren’t under-represented. Many Pokémon have had their types, stats and appearance altered to make them more viable for use in a playthrough. Some Pokémon additionally have brand new original evolutions to give them more end-game viability.
Alongside these completely new evolutions you’ll see some familiar evolutions that joined the series in Gen 4.
New moves and Physical/Special-split
Along with the revamped cast, there are also new moves added to the game from future generations to allow for more diverse learn-sets. On that note, the weird rules of what is considered a special move and what is considered a physical move being based on typing has been ditched for the much superior Physical/Special-split that is present in future games.
Revamped areas, new and old
New locations have been added into the game and certain old locations have been revamped. Some of these locations are restored from Red/Blue/Yellow, such as Viridian Forest and Seafoam Islands and some are brand new additions, like the interior of the volcano at Cinnabar Island.
Easier access to trade-only Pokémon
Trade evolutions either evolve via level-up or have an evolution item associated with them. Items that used to make certain Pokémon evolve while trading can now instead be straight up used on such a Pokémon to make them evolve. Most, if not all, evolution items are purchasable at some point or another.
The game has been fitted with an entirely new level curve and ditches the open world gym progression that made certain gyms in Johto and Kanto a cakewalk. Non-held items cannot be used in battle and opposing trainers will not make use of these items either. Useful held items have been made available for purchase in certain locations to allow for easier team-building.
Boss trainers’ Pokémon have competitive movesets, make use of held items and generally have more Pokémon on their teams as the game progresses. As an example, Chuck will no longer just have two Pokémon on his team despite being a late-game Gym Leader. In order to preserve the difficulty curve throughout the experience, there are also hard level caps that prevent you from over-leveling past the highest leveled Pokémon on the next Gym Leader’s team.
Something that is worth noting is that this hack puts an emphasis on difficulty. If you are not a fan of harder rom hacks, this may or may not be your cup of tea.
All Pokémon are catchable
As is the prerequisite with most hacks these days, the entire cast of Pokémon are available to capture at some point or another. All Pokémon are catchable in the wild or are available through evolution. Legendary Pokémon are all available somewhere in the overworld.
Improved quality of life
Certain quality of life improvements have been added to the game to generally make Crystal a less sluggish experience. Repels ask you whether you’d like to use another upon running out, you can hold B to run etc. HMs can be replaced with other moves since there are now key items that you obtain throughout the game that perform their out-of-battle effects and the HP bars in battle don’t go down at a sluggish speed in the late-game.
This game is a GBC Hack ROM. It’s Completed in English!
Documentation for the available Pokémon in the wild exists here:
Documentation for the stats and types of Pokémon exists here:
Documentation for the changes to moves, Pokémon level-up learnsets and evolution methods exists here:
Download Pokemon Rising Crystal v1 (Completed)
—–CIA Version for Nintendo 3DS Below—-