Pokémon Green in English
Hack of Pokémon: Blue Version
Pokémon Green in English
Hack of Pokémon: Blue Version
|Released By||Skeetendo Inc.|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Hack Release Date||06 July 2017|
|Last Modified||15 September 2017|
Pokémon Red and Green. The games that were never released outside Japan, with other countries instead getting Red and Blue versions. However, the original Green version seems to be getting more attention than the original Red version, since the rest of the world got a Red version, but not a Green version.
Many have tried translating the original Japanese version of Green into English. Some have done a pretty decent work, but they all were crippled by the limits of the original Green rom.
After buying a Japanese version of Green on eBay, I played through it for a while. Eventually reached the fourth badge, then decided to start over for various reasons.
I felt like this game should get a proper translation. The previous translations of Green all suffered of cut-down names for Pokémon and attacks because the original Red and Green versions had a limited amount of characters available for names. That wasn’t a problem, since five letters were more than enough for the original Japanese names.
This started out as me wanting to edit Pokémon Blue to turn it into an English Green version. I asked for help at Skeetendo, and people helped me. After a while, more and more people became interested in the project and the one-man team evolved into a three-, four-, five-man team. Unfortunately, I ended up doing the least work in total, but I plan to catch up on this by doing the same thing with Red, using the hacking experience earned from this to complete it alone.
This is a hack of Pokémon Blue version that is meant to re-create the original experience of Pokémon Green. Almost everything has been changed back to what they were like in the original Green version. For those interested in playing Green, but were put off by the language barrier or bad translation, this is for you.
An user by the name of Montblanc has recently started working on this to improve it and change/fix pretty much everything that was wrong with the old version.
They have done an absolutely amazing job at it and I believe that we can call this the best English Green version we may ever get.
The list of changes they’ve made is massive, but you can see their original post here, where everything is listed: https://hax.iimarck.us/post/43630/
Quoted from their original post:
“Green_full are both patches merged, ready to be used on a Pokémon Blue retail ROM. Green_upgrade contains only the data I changed from the Green 2011 ROM, and has to be used only on said ROM.
Inside the optional folder there are three patches that can be used after using one of the two above. “Enable Flashes” restores the quick flashing animations of moves like Thunderbolt or Hyper Beam. “Enable Blizzard” restores the 30% chance of freezing the target for that move, but can glitch the linked battles when it is used against a Red or Blue game. The third one restores both.”
For most people, you want Green_full.ips
Montblanc is to be credited for everything they’ve added to improve this and make it at close as possible to the original Green version, but in English. This includes -a lot- of very minute details, and they’ve also completely re-done some of the changes that had been made in the old version. They alone invalidate at least half of the original credits list, but the original credits will remain here since people did work on this at some point and deserve credit for it :p
Credits list (old version):
- Chaos Rush, for editing the graphics (including Pokémon sprites);
- stag019 for his useful website with all the hex locations for sprites in the original Green version;
- Sawakita for the SGB data and the sprite-loading routine hack thingy;
- Black Phantom (I believe it was him, from romhacking.net) who changed the titlescreen to “Green version”;
- Myself, for editing the intro and Cerulean Cave.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Pokemon - Blue Version (UE) [S][!].sgb
- CRC32: D6DA8A1A
- MD5: 50927E843568814F7ED45EC4F944BD8B
- SHA-1: D7037C83E1AE5B39BDE3C30787637BA1D4C48CE2
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|Ammako||Hacking||Intro graphics & Cerulean Cave layout|
|Chaos Rush||Graphics||Sprite insertion|
|Black Phantom||Graphics||"Green version" title graphics|
|Sawakita||Hacking||SGB palette data & sprite loading routine hack|
|Montblanc||Hacking||Graphic, sound effects and data restoration, text editing|
|Alastor||Translation||Japanese text translation, testing|
|Crystal_||Graphics||Gym leader tile extension code|
User Review Information
Amazing attention to detailReviewed By: mariosmentor on 02 May 2017
Once upon a time, I wrote a review complaining about how while this patch was a very solid attempt to recreate Pokemon Green, I couldn’t overlook the nitpicky elements that were missing. Now, it appears that these small trifles have actually been ADDRESSED, of all things. Not only was Red’s sprite reverted to its original state, but Green’s SGB specs were thrown in to boot, with the option to add the flashing and OP Blizzard that had been nerfed to almost nothing! Now, between this, and Ammako’s JP Blue hack, all we need now is a restoration of JP Red. I’d say at this point, you could just edit this patch to replicate Red’s encounter rates, Game Corner prizes, and NPC trades, and be able to call it a day.
Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes
|Well Done!||JulianoFdeS||08 May 2017||2.0||Yes|
|Amazing attention to detail||mariosmentor||02 May 2017||2.0||Yes|
|This is very accurate!||KristianNacho4||02 Aug 2014||N/A||Yes|