- Creator: u/Player_15
- Version: v1.2 (Completed)
- Hack of: Emerald
- Updated: January 27, 2023
Pokemon Ephemerald is a GBA ROM Hack by dash based on Pokemon Emerald. And it is now available to download. It was last updated on January 27, 2023.
Also, be sure to try out Pokemon Emerald Extreme Randomizer
Ephemeral – /ɪˈfem.ər.əl/ – “lasting for only a short time” (adjective)
One day I woke up, and joked “what if Wooper were a tellytubby”
Seven months, 3 corrupt backups, a few skipped dinners, and many tears later, we have Pokémon Ephemerald.
Pokemon Emerald like you’ve never seen it before
Enjoy the Hoenn region with a unique twist. Pokemon Ephemerald is a full Regional-Forme ROM Hack, where you can find 382* brand new Saphosian Formes (sa-pho-sian) from the minds of passionate creators. Every single catchable ‘mon has a whole new design, with new Types, Movepools, Abilities, and Flavour to create a unique experience like this game came straight from a parallel universe with a Succubus Jynx, a Butterfly Gligar, a Toxic-waste Quilava and many many more!
The whole rainbow of possibilities
Not only does every Pokemon have a new type combination, but every Type combo is represented. Pick two types, and there is a family with that type. Rock/Normal? Meet Caterpie. Poison/Ground? Slowpoke’s your man. Electric/Fire? I think I hear a Tentacool short-circuiting in the distance. Not only that, but all dual types are unique. Everything has a niche by virtue of its type. And of course, plenty of monotypes for those who don’t want to stress. Combine that with Trade evolutions being obtainable and brand new exciting Legendary Encounters in unique locations to Ephemerald. You can fill your Nationaldex with ‘mons of a shape and size unseen in the land of Gen 3!
Optional bosses with true rewards.
Like many a modern ROMhack, Ephemerald does not have EV training, as opponent Pokemon will not give you any. However, on your travels, you will find optional Boss-fights that reward you with EV Boosting items. They are found one between each gym, and will only battle you until you have defeated the next major Gym Leader. These provide a much-needed crutch for a casual playthrough providing you with a permanent advantage for the rest of your playthrough, but a challenging decision for the hardcore players, as will it be worth risking your valuable team members before the trainers who truly do not hold back?
Frigid Frost, Toxic Chemicals, and Flimsy Metals.
Since we’re messing with Types, why not tweak the chart a little? In the revitalized Hoenn region. Ice-Types have gotten harder, gaining resistance to Water- and Ground-. Poison types have become extra toxic and now hit Dragon- super-effectively. And Steel-Types are off their game, losing their resistances to Dark-, Ghost- and Psychic-. So perhaps your favorite becoming Ice/Poison might not be as crushing as it seems…
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