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Pokemon Grape

Hack of Pokémon: Red Version

Description:

Welcome to the Region of Frejo!

It’s 1999 and you will impersonate a former baseball player who has to participate in a deadly competition for the ownership of the Pokémon League that may avoid a war between two regions, Frejo and Kelgo. On top of that, some survivors from Team Rocket who had fled Kanto after the failed Silph Coup, have migrated there and joined a secret cult in order to interfere in this competition and start some nasty plot! Will you save the World, conquer the title of ultimate Pokémon master and unveil all the dozens of secrets hidden around?

Pokémon Grape is a unique gaming experience, a different version altogether. It is unique in the fact that it features THREE quests: the First Quest (up to the Pokémon League), the Second Quest (post-league) AND the mysterious Secret Quest (intertwined between the two).

Some of the MANY features that you will eventually come across:

  • Explore the Region of Frejo AND the Region of Kelgo, each with its distinct Town Map! Frejo alone is way bigger than Kanto. Multiple backtracking and open-world alike Region;
  • You can explore Kelgo and its maps which include: two cities, a fully functional Hot Spring, a Route, a Port and two dungeons. You can travel across the two regions by land, via Magnet Train or via Fast Ship;
  • You can catch all the 248 Pokémon species featured in this game, including pokémon from generations ranging from the First to the Sixth and even get a couple new Fakémon;
  • 11 Legendary Pokémon, the new ones even feature their own special event – notably Mew under the truck at the Port & Ho-Oh like in FireRed-LeafGreen;
  • New types, for a total amount of 25 types: from the canonical Dark, Steel and Fairy to Light, Bone, Sound, Wood, Atom, Wind & Gas;
  • A multitude of completely new ambients and dungeons: from very detailed Forests to Swamps, caves, ice caves, sewers, multiple sidescroll areas, volcanoes and even underwater. All with the best graphics ever seen in retrò hacks. These include even new kind of traps, environmental hazards and stuff never seen before;
  • Very improved graphics, EVERY Pokémon sprite it’s in higher resolution with better details, shadings, palettes, and with detailed backsprites. Each Pokémon uses its own colors as meant;
  • Improved Shaded fonts, not shaded in battles, multiple selectable textboxes, dark fonts and even Braille!
  • Phisical-Special Split Attack and a Damage Counter during battles;
  • New methods of evolution implemented (first Pokémon hack ever to do so), from Place Evolution to Move Evolution and items that evolve, and in the case of Eevee De-evolve, Pokémon that otherwise wouldn’t;
  • Added a completely new method of evolution: certain Pokémon can be evolved after being embellished by a Barber NPC. In the case of Eevee, this is alos dependant upon the part of day;
  • A fast Kart instead of the bicycle, capable of doing x4 speed at will, and running shoes on foot;
  • New Pokéball types: Fast, Net, Nest, Dive, Dusk, Timer, Repeat and Heal Balls, along with Dope Ball, Shiny Ball AND even the Snag Ball – for catching a trainer’s own Pokémon!
  • New Repel System, imported from Pokemon Black2-White2;
  • Completely new items with completely new functions, even outside of battle: Lighter, Mining Pick, Magic Hammer and many more!
  • 70 extra new Moves, including moves that use the new types (at least 3 damage dealing moves for each new type);
  • Roaming Pokémon: try to hunt down Raikou, Entei and Suicune;
  • Custom OverWorlds in the Pokemon menu, one for each Pokémon species;
  • More emotion bubbles, used more often than in the original game for special effects in the course of many events and/or dialogues;
  • Move Deleter and Move Tutor NPCs, to manage the movesets of your Pokémon;
  • Added a partial Clock System that can be switched on/off in one of the newly added maps in Kelgo - it’s used for the Umbreon/Espeon evolution.
  • Hilarious dialogues, humour and tons of “pop culture” references, and there’s even occasional self-censored profanity, Conker’s-Bad-Fur-Day Style;
  • Several glitches left there by the original developers were fixed (too many to be listed here);

Gotta catch ‘em all again!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • *Pokemon - Red Version (USA, Europe) (SGB Enhanced) [No-Intro]
  • *Pokemon - Red Version (UE) [S][!]
  • *ROM Size: 1048576 Bytes (8 Mbit)
  • *CRC32: 9f7fdd53
  • *MD5: 3d45c1ee9abd5738df46d2bdda8b57dc
  • *SHA1: ea9bcae617fdf159b045185467ae58b2e4a48b9a

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
80CHackingAuthor
Uac.DarioHackingASM, Beta Testing
Shanty TownHackingASM, Custom Music
AshAndMisty (aka -Red)MusicCustom Music
Danny-E 33HackingDanny-E 33's Red Graphic Patch

User Review Information

Requires infinite patience.

Reviewed By: Plint Michigan on 22 Feb 2020

I have a lot of problems with this hack. There are a few minor ones like the abuse of trees that need to be cut down, but my biggest problem with this hack is the extreme amount of unavoidable trainers. More often than not, I just want to get to the next town as quickly as possible and worry about grinding later, but I am going through the route and I have to fight a trainer that I cannot walk around and have no choice but to fight. And then there is another one… And another one… And another one… And another one… And another one… And another one! Virtually every trainer is unavoidable and that makes this hack an aggravating slog. If you are fine with fighting hundreds of trainer is against your will just to get to the next town, this is the hack for you. If not, then look elsewhere.

Version 1.4 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Requires infinite patience.Plint Michigan22 Feb 20201.4No
The Greatest Gen I Pokemon Hack.Lord Igniz21 Jan 20201.2Yes
Most engrossing Gen 1 hack.RustInPeace15 Jan 20201.2Yes
Interesting hack with some issuesFinnbro10 Jan 20201.1Yes
Still need improvementsJulianoFdeS10 Jan 20201.1Yes