Pokemon Throwback (GBA)

Download Patched Pokemon Throwback GBA ROM Hack

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Hack Name: Pokemon Throwback 
Platform: GBA
Hack Original:  Pokemon FireRed
Status: v211001, 01.10.2021
Language: English
Category: PokemonHackGBA
Playable On: Mobile, Pc, Emulator


There are tons of hacks out there that completely change up the Pokémon experience to make something new. But what if you just wanted something that attempts to improve upon the classic game that is already there? Pokémon Throwback is my attempt at doing just that. This hack incorporates new features and fixes into the 1st Gen remakes to try and create the most refined version of the original Kanto story available while remaining true to the GBA games at its core.

You'll be able to obtain all Pokémon from the first two generations in this hack. They're all soundly located and dispersed throughout the game to keep in line with official releases. I've also tweaked some events for one-off Pokémon such as starters and legendaries. They're subtle and low-key enough to not feel too distracting or unfitting from the official game. Trade-evolved Pokémon still evolve through trade to keep with the series canon, but you can also simulate trade using Bill's Teleporter at the Sea Cottage. No Hoenn Pokémon are in the game, but I do have plans for Hoenn in the future.

Two other things to note. First off, the title screen is now version-agnostic. And second, the post-game has been tweaked. The Sevii Islands are no longer accessible until after you beat the Elite Four, you'll receive the National Pokédex after you beat the game regardless of how many Pokémon you've caught, and you can obtain non-Kanto Pokémon whenever you want. This is all meant to streamline game progression and give the opportunity to use non-Kanto Pokémon in the main story.

List of Features

  • All Pokémon from the first two generations are obtainable.
  • The game now saves quicker.
  • All unnecessary tutorial elements have been removed.
  • TMs are infinitely reusable, and all Move Tutors will teach your Pokémon their moves an unlimited number of times.
  • You now start the game with the Running Shoes and can run indoors.
  • Cut down a tree once and it will be gone for the rest of the game.
  • You can use Repels consecutively as they run out.
  • Poison no longer affects your Pokémon in the overworld.
  • Stats affected by a Pokémon's specific nature are now color-coded in their Pokémon Info screen.
  • The Egg-hatching field effects of the abilities Magma Armor and Flame Body have been implemented.
  • Collecting items from the ground or from certain people now plays the proper fanfare instead of the Level Up tune.
  • All Berries, excluding the Lansat and Starf Berries, are obtainable in-game (those two can be obtained through special means in the Catch 'em All portion of the hack). Check Cerulean City, Berry Forest, and Resort Gorgeous for changes.
  • Berry numbers 21 through 26 now have their EV-reducing and friendship properties implemented. EVs are capped at 252 per stat.
  • The Pokédex species glitch, roaming legendary IV glitch, Pomeg glitch, and Nugget Bridge bug are all fixed, as are various graphical anomalies.
  • The deeper areas in Mt. Moon have been touched up.
  • Wild Pokémon have had their held items tables updated to incorporate possible items from later games.
  • Many items are now obtainable, including the Scope Lens, BrightPowder, Choice Band, Shell Bell, Mental Herb, White Herb, Light Ball, all missing flutes, all Poké Balls, and all non-Hoenn Mail types. You also now get a Lucky Egg at some point in the post-game. Check the file "Newly-Added Items.txt" for locations.
  • You now turn to face trainers when they engage you in battle, even at Trainer Tower.
  • Your rival now has unique taunts for you when losing to him at any point in the game. These taunts are taken from the unused text in Gen I.
  • Translation errors and post-Gen I localization changes have been fixed or reverted, including blacking out, Gamblers, Ace Trainers, the Celadon Condominiums, and Space Shuttle Columbia.
  • Green and Charine have been properly renamed to Blue and Janine, respectively.
  • The Viridian Gym Leader, Elite Four, and Champion have had their parties restored to the slightly tougher levels and evolutions of Gen I.
  • The Pokémon League lobby music is now the Pokémon League theme, and the Trade Center and Colosseum now play the Celadon City theme.
  • The Game Freak opening now displays the word "Presents" as it should.
  • The Jigglypuff in Pewter City's Pokémon Center spins just like it did in the Gen I games.
  • The game's default text speed on starting a new game is now "Fast". The game engine has also been optimized.
  • Eggs are no longer shown as healing at Pokémon Centers.
  • All Rocket grunts will disappear from the game at the right time now.
  • Moves that never miss will now correctly display their accuracy as "-".
  • The extra delay in restarting map music after finding a hidden item with the Itemfinder has been removed.
  • Decapitalization: This does exactly what you'd expect. All text has properly decapitalized the text in the game. Menu items and moments of actual shouting are left capitalized. Separate decapitalization patches are also included for new/changed text from the other parts of the hack.
  • Higher Quality Cries: This patch inserts higher-quality WAV files for the cries of Kanto and Johto Pokémon. They're uncompressed and sampled at 13379Hz, the default sampling rate for the GBA Pokémon games (and the vast majority of GBA games, for that matter). Fair warning, though: This takes up a lot of free space in the ROM.


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Developer: RichterSnipes

Original Source: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=285094