Emerald Busters: A Pokémon Hack

Ok so I’m making me one of them Pokémon hacks of Emerald, it started off as just a little ‘swap the gym leaders for the Little Busters’ but then my…sense…of game design kicked in so I made it balls hard

Highlights include:

Using Pokémon not normally in Hoenn, almost all Pokémon are added to the main game, as well as formerly unusably bad Pokémon buffed to be viable! Such as Masquirain and Delcatty. Taking suggestions on Pokémon to buff

Weird and unusual buffs at that!(It also has Trace)

Completely new Gyms, seen here, the first Gym, now a Fairy Type, which is half implanted.

Most major opponents have been replaced with a Little Busters Character, such as the first gym leader Komari here, who uses Fairy Types Will be redoing the sprites in Pokémon sprites because not everyone has a good baseball sprite

Their levels are buffed!

And their movesets!

I buffed them too much.

Oh yeah Water is weak to Ice now. Among other changes that mostly revolve around buffing Bug and Ice.

Yeah ok I know I was going for difficult but I think I might have gone too far. This Clefairy was toned down somewhat after thoroughly destroying Kanon, although it’s still harder than Roxanne’s entire team

Gym Leader types and Order, spoilered for, well, spoilers

Gym 1: Komari: Fairy Type(Her title is literally ‘The Peerlessly Cute Fairytale Girl’)

Gym 2 Kud: Dark Type(Dark has the most Doge Pokémon)

Gym 3: Sasami: Poison Type(Honestly it’s because most other types were taken, also Purple and Poison match)

Gym 4: Haruka: Electric Type(Energetic and shit, also I wanted her type to have an interaction with Kanata’s)

Gym 5: Kanata: Ground Type(Stiff and rigid and shit, also interacts with Electric)

Gym 6: Kurugaya: Ice Type(She’s so cool. It’s a pun. It’s a god damn pun)

Gym 7: Mio and Midori: Water and Flying Types(Mio is written as Beautiful Fish and Midori is written as Beautiful Bird)

Gym 8: Saya: Steel Type(Guns are metal and shit innit)

Elite 4 1: Rin: Normal Type(Lots of Cats in the Normal Type)

Elite 4 2: Masato: Fighting Type(Duh)

Elite 4 3: Kengo: Fire and Grass Types(Calm like normal Kengo, but also FIREY like post jump Kengo)

Elite 4 4: Riki: Ghost Type(Ghost Types have a lot of sleep moves)

Champion: Kyousuke: Psychic Type(Enough said)

Rival: A-chan: Dragon Type(Absolutely no reason other than filling types)

Wally: Suginami: Bug Type(Well she is pretty small and insignificant to the big picture)

Absolutely no one: Rock Type(Isn’t it sad?)

Full Changelog:

Stat Buffs to Wigglytuff, Dugtrio, Rapidash, Marowak, Jynx, Omanyte, Omastar, Sentret, Furret, Shuckle, Yanma, Girafarig, Porygon, Porygon2, Masquerain, Delcatty, Plusle, Minun, Sharpedo, Torkoal, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Kecleon, Chimecho, Glalie, Luvdisc, and Huntail. Ranging from small like a little attack buff to extremely high.
Literally(and accidently) gave Rhydon Rhyperiors stats.
Switched Feraligatr’s attack stats because shit, everything it has is special.
Gave Flareon moves, all the moves. But did not change it’s stats.
Rayquaza replaced with Dorj, completely different stats and everything.

Blastoise changed to Water/Steel
Ponyta and Rapidash changed to Fire/Fairy
Koffing and Weezing changed to Poison/Dark
Porygon and Porygon2 become Electric/Steel
Rhydon changed to pure Ground
Marowak changed to Ground/Ghost
Omanyte and Omastar changed to Rock/Bug
Yanma changed to Bug/Dragon
Girafarig changed to Ghost/Psychic
Masquerain changed to Bug/Water
Plusle and Minun changed to Electric/Fairy
Torkoal changed to Fire/Water
Glalie changed to Ice/Rock
Chimecho changed to Psychic/Normal
Huntail Changed to Dark/Electric
All Fairy Pokémon given their Gen VI typing

All Pokémon that used to evolve by trade now evolve at level 35.
Exceptions are Seadra and Scyther at level 45, Slowpoke into Slowking with a Water Stone, and Clamperl into Huntail with a Thunder Stone
Eevee evolves into Espeon with Happiness reguardless of time of day. Evolves into Umbreon with Moon Stone

Bulbasaur line get Chlorophyll
Squirtle line get Shell Armor
Jigglypuff line gets Huge Power
Rhyhorn line gets Guts over Lightningrod
Cubone line gets Shadow Tag over Lightningrod
Rapidash get Speed Boost over Run Away
Jynx gets Intimidate(I mean honestly why doesn’t it already?)
Porygon line get Compoundeyes
Omanyte and Omastar get Volt Absorb
Mew gets Colour Change
Chikorita line get Thick Fat
Cyndaquil line get Flame Body
Totodile line get Rough Skin
Girafarig gets Insomnia and Trace
Treeko line get Effect Spore
Torchic line get Guts
Mudkip line get Water Absorb
Skitty line get Trace
Carvanha line get Speed Boost
Huntail gets Drizzle
Glalie gets Intimidate
Luvdisc gets Drizzle

Fairy Type half added, all resistances, but no offensive moves because that’s out of my ability.
Changes to type chart that I’ve forgotten, some things that come to mind are Ice Resisting Dragon and being super effective on Water.

Wish renamed ‘Shiawsspiral’
Spikes renamed ‘Jacks’
Softboiled renamed ‘Read Yaoi’
Disable given 100 acc and renamed ‘No Fun’

Uproar replaced with Boomburst, straight up Boomburst right out of Gen 6.
Hydro Cannon replaced with Scald.
Featherdance replaced with Hurricane.

Howl repleaced with a new move known as ‘Wafu’, it is functionally Snarl.
Beat Up replaced with a new move known as ‘KouhaiAttack’, it is a stronger, more accurate Triple Kick.
Sheer Cold replaced with Anego Glare, it freezes.

Added Kanto Starters and Rattata to Route 101
Added Johto Starters to Route 102
Added Hoenn Starters and Krabby(Water) to Route 103
Added Sentret, Mareep, and Togepi to Route 104
Added Caterpie, Surskit, Weedle, Pidgey, Hoothoot to Petalburg woods
Added Meowth, Spearow, Ekans, Clefairy to Route 116
Added Zubat, both Nidoran, Paras, Venonat, Diglett, and Mankey to Rusturf Tunnel
Added Growlithe, Bellsprout, Slowpoke and Beldum to Granite Cave
Added Ponyta, Ledyba, Spinarak, Eevee, Hoppip and Krabby(Water) to Route 110
Added Pineco, Roselia, Snubbull, Teddiursa, Phanphy, Carvanha to Route 117
Added Sunkern, Farfetch’d and Stantler to Route 112
Added Grimer and Houndour to Firey Path
Added Aipom, Drowzee and Cubone to Route 113
Added Dunsparce, Zangoose and Flaffy to Route 114
Added Bagon, Dratini(Fishing with Old Rod), Lunatone and Yanma to Meteor Falls
Added Porygon and Mr. Mime to Jagged Pass
Added Shuckle(Rock Smash), Onix, Tyrouge, Swinub, and Larvitar to Route 111
Added all Fossil Pokémon to Mirange Tower(Note, it will disappear when the fossil at the top is removed)
Added Elekid, Magby, and Smoochum to Route 115
Added Poliwag and Poliwhirl to Route 105-109
Added Exeggcute, Murkrow, Girafarig, Weepinbell, Tangela, and Vaporeon(Water) to Route 119
Added Lickitung, Parasect, Venomoth, and Meditite to Route 120
Added Vileplume, Bellosom, Gligar, and Snesel to Route 121
Added Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops, Banette, Espeon, Umbreaon and Misdreavus to Mt. Pyre
Added Snorlax to Route 123
Added Chansey, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Scyther and Miltank to the Safari Zone
Added Clampearl, Remoraid and Octillery to Lilicove City
Added Golem, Rapidash, Arcanine, Rhydon, and Flareon to Magma Hideout
Added Seel and Dewgong to Route 124-125
Added Crobat, Sealeo, Snorunt(To the Upper area), Glalie(Ice area), Delibird, Golduck, Slowbro, and Slowking to Shoal Cave
Added Qwilfish to Route 126
Added Sheldur and Cloyster to Route 127
Added Staryu and Starmie to Route 128
Added Mantine to Route 129-131
Added Lapras to Route 132-133
Added all sub 600 legendaries to Victory road, along side fully evolved starters and Pseudos


YEEEEESS! I always use Ice attacks on water Pokemon and then realize it’s not super effective ;~;
The changes all sound amazing. It sounds like every Pokemon is available?
Buffing Delcatty, yay~ I always liked the design of the Skitty family, but (outside of Pokemon Ranger) they were pretty useless.

Unless I missed anything, basically.
Smeargle and Sudowoodo arn’t until the Battle Frontier where they always were before because I’m too lazy to bother moving them.
The Cover Legendaries and Mewtwo arn’t available because screw the player.
And Unown isn’t available because it’s alternate forms are…a useful resource…

I’ve finally hit a certain point and can reveal the new version mascot of Emerald Busters, I’ve had this idea since the start, so it’s kind of funny that it ended up getting implanted on DorjDay.

Usually when you get here in Emerald, you fight Rayquaza

However instead of Rayquaza, in Emerald Busters you’ll encounter this! I’llseeifIcanmakehimnotfloatinglater

He is entirely his own Pokémon, not just a reskin of Rayquaza.

Including his own Stat Spread [110/150/90/80/90/50]

He even has a backsprite. He also has an animation on his front sprite which I couldn’t capture because it’s too fast, and there is even a shiny Dorj if you’re stupid lucky!


I’m really hoping for a Dorj-themed title screen now…

Need to think about final names. Pokebusters: Dorj

What about Little Monsters: Dorj? (RitoMon for short)

The shiny Dorj reminds me a lot of Pusheen.


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You know literally all I need to do is like three sprites and it’s been that way for like a year.

I mean I also wanted to do another beta test playthough but the game is too hard and it takes too long to do that.

mega dorj when


Pre-sub-alfa version release then?

I would be down for play testing on emulator maybe. actually idk. but it might be fun

finish it nerd

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this could easily be my favorite thing

Umm, It’s just a little strange, but great work and idea. :smile:

@Kanon Emerald Busters release date at E3?


It’s done.

I also have no idea how to patch.

You want me to release a rom on Kaza?

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Pretty sure you just need something like Lunar IPS http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/240/
It takes the original ROM, and the modified one, and creates a patch from that. You can then use the same tool to apply it.
I thiiink it works on most things.

this looks amazing, did you finally finish this? are you planing to release the rom soon? i’d love to play it :fukowa: