Pokemon Emerald Rogue

Download Pre-Patched Pokemon Emerald Rogue GBA ROM Hack

  • Creator: Pokabbie
  • Version: 2.0
  • Hack of: Emerald
  • Updated: July 3, 2024

Pokemon Emerald Rogue is a GBA ROM Hack by Pokabbie based on Pokemon Emerald in English. And it is now available to download. It was last updated on July 3, 2024.


Ever wondered what Pokemon might look like as a Roguelike?

How does it work?

When you go on an adventure, all routes, encounters, and items are chosen procedurally based on your progress through a run.
After a certain number of routes, you will come across a random gym leader with a procedurally selected team of their assigned type; as you progress further into a run, gym leaders and other trainers will begin using more difficult setups for their pokemon.
You will have completed the run if you can make it all the way to the champion and defeat them!

When you finish or fail a run, you will return to a hub area where you can buy permanent items and catch new “starter” Pokemon to use in the next run.
As you progress through the game, more buildings/NPCs in this hub area will become available for use in preparing for the next run.

How long does a run take?

It can vary based on how thorough you are, but in the author’s testing, a complete run usually takes between 3-4 hours of in-game time.
The is a quick save option (REST in the menu) which lets you put the game down mid-run and return however be warned this does not allow save scumming.


  • Randomly chosen routes
  • Procedural items, trainers & wild encounters
  • Hub area with unlockable buildings/NPCs
  • Character customization
  • Multiple game config settings e.g. prevent over leveling, trainer difficulty, double battle mode
  • Seeded mode, with individual config settings (useful for multiplayer races)
  • Galarian Forms
  • Mega Evolution (In Battle)
  • Rare legendary encounters
  • Mart contents change as you progress
  • Safari zone allows you to capture mons you have previously used on runs and use them as the “starter” mon
  • Post-game settings (Can be accessed early if you can find the secret room 👀)

Subtle Changes from the base game

  • Pickup/interaction text is an instance i.e. you can just spam A rather than wait out the fanfare
  • Trade evolutions now just require the mon to be leveled up whilst holding the item (Link cable is used for standard trade evos)
  • Friendship/Beauty evos are now just flat level 20 evos
  • The battle engine has been sped up (Speed varies based on the importance of the encounter)
  • The shiny rate has been drastically increased (Now is ~1/100)

For notifications on new releases, report bugs, and request features join their official Discord!

Changelog v2.0

This update aims to pivot the game away from “Emerald but a Roguelike” and more into just “The Pokémon Franchise but a Roguelike”. I (Pokabbie) wanted it to become a celebration of Pokémon as a whole so I’ve featured various characters, locations, and references from across all the games! I look forward to you all finding them

  • Generation 9!
    • All the Pokémon from Scarlet & Violet (including both DLCs) are here and now in Rogue! (There are some moves still missing sadly, however)
    • (Revival Blessing has not been given to any Pokémon; I’m sure you can guess why)
  • New Battle Gimmicks!
    • Both Tera and Dynamax are now available in Rogue (unlocked after beating your 1st Run or via that 100% totally secret method no one knows about mhmm)
    • When both Key Items are used together, 1 gimmick will be randomly chosen and the other will be disabled
    • The Tera orb will recharge itself whenever you enter an encounter, so you essentially have 1 charge per route (Use it wisely)
  • Updated Trainers
    • Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champions from all 9 generations are now in!
    • Gym Trainers can now have Shiny Pokémon
    • Rival Trainers will now appear in Adventures too! Be careful… they may catch you out if you’re not looking out for them!
    • Improved Trainer Team generator to aim for more viable teams with more variety
  • Multiplayer
    • You can now connect to another friend’s game and visit their Hub, Trade Pokémon and go on Adventures together
    • This is achieved by connecting a Companion App, named RogueAssistant, to mGBA
    • This feature is still quite early days and currently not all the planned features are in. Most notably multi battles are not currently supported (I do hope to get this in for a 2.1 or 2.2 release)
  • Offline Pokémon Box Extension
    • By making use of the same Companion App mentioned above, you can now access a Pokémon Home style Offline Box Storage granting you (hopefully) all the space you will even need!
  • Reworked Pokemon
  • Updated Difficulty
  • New/Reworked Encounters
  • Updated Hub
  • Quest Rework
  • Visuals
  • Improved QoL
  • Native Battle Speed Up (QoL)
  • Safari Rework
  • Candy Rework
  • Bag Rework
  • Pokeblock
  • Shiny Pokemon
  • Player Customisation
  • Sound
  • Misc

Check the useful stuff section for the full changelog.


Expanded (EX) *This is the recommended version*
This version contains modern improvements e.g. new battle items, abilities, fairy type, physical/special split, etc. (This is based on RH-Hideout’s Emerald Expansion)

Just standard Pokemon Emerald battle mechanics with no changes other than those mentioned in Subtle Changes from the base game

Useful Stuff


Mirrors (One Drive)

Previous Versions