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Pokemon Factory Adventure

Hack of Pokémon: Red Version

Description:

Pokémon Factory Adventure - A hack based on Roaming Red by TShadowKnight

The year is 199X. Several months after becoming champion of the Kanto Region, Red is called back by Blue to help on a secret mystery-solving mission! In Red’s absence the Kanto region has been overtaken by a strange mist that mutates Pokémon into shocking new forms, and the military has instated a lockdown! Are you a bad enough detective to discover the origin of the mutations and save Kanto?

This hack is based on a fansite some older Pokémon fans may remember from the late 90s called “The Pokémon Factory”. On it, fans (presumably kids) would email in their ideas for new Pokémon to the site’s artists who would make sprites and Pokédex entries of them to be displayed. These Pokédex mockups have made the rounds on the internet in the years since, with some even gaining notoriety as “Pokegods”.

Features include:

  • Gameplay from Roaming Red, an open-world Red hack by TShadowKnight:
  • Selectable starting town, scaling levels based on your team, built-in randomizer options, and a fully open Kanto to explore in any order!
  • an all-new story with every line of text in the game changed
  • 190 Pokémon to collect created by kids in the 90s
  • New locations to explore
  • New Moves
  • New Gym Leaders and other event battles
  • The return of the Battle Tent from Pokémon Anniversary Red
  • Version 3.2 Update-
  • Fixes a bug at the Battle Tent & removes scaling on game corner prize mons to prevent locking a player out of dex completion due to evo stage scaling
  • Fixes AI oversight that disregarded some new moves
  • Fixes Route 7 gate bug
  • Eeveelutions and some other stone evos learnsets modified.
  • Fixes surf encounters bugged in Seafoam Islands
  • Put Hunter, Wendigo, and Psything in the wild (oversight fix)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Pokemon - Red Version (USA, Europe) (SGB Enhanced)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy/Color (v. 20180815-131105)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: EA9BCAE617FDF159B045185467AE58B2E4A48B9A
  • File/ROM CRC32: 9F7FDD53

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
CamHackingPrimary hacking

User Review Information

A fantastic throwback with some odd issues

Reviewed By: Kirizame on 13 Aug 2022

I’d like to start out by saying the concept is fantastic. As someone who loved all of those silly little PokéGod stories being able to actually use them in battle was great.

Having a Dex full of fakemons of varying stats is very fun as similarly to playing Pokémon for the first time. You’re not aware of what sucks and what doesn’t, it’s all a grand adventure with little online to spoil you.

As a previous reviewer stated, the scaling isn’t all that great. The way this works is that all wild Pokémon and trainer battles scale to your highest-level Pokémon in your party. This method removes a sense of satisfaction with progression. You never get better as everything else will always meet you at the same level. I’d love if this was just optional or the scaling was changed to how many badges you have.

This scaling also has issues where if your Pokémon are high-level you’re catching Pokémon who have learned their entire moveset and with TMs being single use and there not being much variety in the shops you’re sorta just stuck with the movesets they have for better or worse.

Overall I’m leaving a positive recommendation. What’s there has some issue but I still definitely enjoyed my time with it. I do think this is more aimed at people like me who are aware of as well as enjoyed the old myths and fake Pokégod cheats. I’m not sure how much someone who didn’t grow up with or be into them is going to care so much about seeing Ridley’s artwork renamed as ‘Flareth’ or Slashman from Megaman’s sprite repurposed as a Pokémon. A lot of them are silly or clash artistically but to me that’s part of the fun.

Version 3.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
A fantastic throwback with some odd issuesKirizame13 Aug 20223.2Yes
A quick note for those on real hardwareChronosplit16 Feb 20213.2Yes
Promising but the balance suffersLunaria02 Nov 20201.0No