Pokemon Emerald’s Eight

Pokemon Emerald's Eight

Download Pre-Patched Pokemon Emerald’s Eight GBA ROM Hack

  • Creator: AstroBreak
  • Version: v1.5
  • Hack of: Emerald
  • Updated: June 17, 2022

Pokemon Emerald’s Eight is a GBA ROM Hack by AstroBreak based on Pokemon Emerald. And it is now available to download. It was last updated on June 17, 2022.

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Pokemon Emerald’s Eight is an experiment-hack that consists of the base Pokemon Emerald experience, such that all of the mainline mandatory battles are playable, but with a party size of 8 pokemon not only on the player’s side but on enemy trainer parties as well.


  • Party size of up to 8 members on both player and enemy parties
  • New 4/4 party manu layou
  • Double battles supported
  • Gen 6+ Exp. Share
  • Custom gym leader, elite 4 and champion 8-member teams
  • Reusable TMs
  • Indoors running
  • New music on gym leader battles
  • Starter Tyrogue along with the usual starter of choice
  • Hall of Fame supports 8-sized party

New v1.5

  • Full 386 pokemon catchable.
  • Physical/Special split added.
  • Tuned down a bit the Exp. Share. This results in a slower level curve and alleviates overpowering the full party.
  • Trade evolutions are now all friendship evolutions.
  • Event items are obtainable from the player’s PC upon starting a new game.
  • Expanded item pocket to hold up to 50 items.
  • Forgettable HMs.
  • Evolution stones are sold on Petalburg pokemart, and heart scales are sold on Fallarbor pokemart.
  • Buffed Cut && Rock Smash. Rock Smash now also lowers defense every time.

Known Issues & Bugs

  • Slight graphical glitches on party menu.
  • Battle Frontier and postgame are largely untested so probably broken somewhere, due to them being out of the scope of this project.
  • Some emulators might produce freezes at the beggining, or cause a black screen when starting champion Wallace’s battle. Retroarch mgba core seems to mostly run the game just fine.
  • You tell me 🙂



Previous Versions


AstroBreak, Airen, SilverPrince94, Blurose, Jordan Davenport