Pokemon Kanto Complete

Pokemon Kanto Complete GBA

Download Pre-Patched Pokemon Kanto Complete GBA ROM Hack

  • Creator: PurpleSpectre
  • Version: Final
  • Hack of: FireRed
  • Updated: May 14, 2024

Pokemon Kanto Complete is a GBA ROM Hack by PurpleSpectre based on Pokemon Fire Red in English. And It is now available to download. It was last updated on May 14, 2024.

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This is the result of a side-project to remake and expand FireRed to make it possible to complete the Pokédex, progress to level 90+, and have access to most game mechanics and items from generation 3 games. A secondary goal of preserving gen 3 gameplay was important, as I wanted physical copies to be able to interact with main-line Pokémon games with minimal issues.

Changes from Pokemon Fire Red

  • Routes have been heavily modified in Kanto for a fresh experience as well as to provide access to all Pokémon on the National Dex
  • All legendary/mythical Pokémon are accessible in the post-game
    • Locations are detailed in the useful stuff section
  • Town/City areas have minor modification
  • Trainers have been added and modified to have a wide range of Pokémon from the National Dex
    • Multi-battles, where you fight multiple trainers in succession, have been added
  • Gym trainers, gym leaders, rival encounters, and elite four matches are all updated for challenging gameplay
    • Elite trainers from other regions added, with their teams evocative of their instances in other games
    • Champions can participate in Trainer House matches–randomly match up with an opponent for a competitive doubles battle
  • Post-game areas added:
    • Champions Lounge
    • MT Silver
    • Dark Grove is a secret area off Route 1 that has an exorbitant entry fee, so while not technically post-game content access will be blocked for most players until end-game play
  • Quality-of-Life changes:
    • Some tutorial events have been removed to speed early gameplay
    • All inaccessible Pokémon evolutions have been made possible in-game
    • Oak’s Starter Sanctuary makes all gen I, II, and III starters available from the beginning of the game
    • Poké Ball exchange and TM marts added, Poké Mart inventories updated with more generally useful items
    • Running Shoes are equipped immediately, indoor running enabled
    • Fishing rods are available earlier
    • Move Tutor added
    • HM02 Fly accessible earlier
    • Lava Cookie vendor added
    • Shiny encounter rate significantly increased

Quality of Life Changes

  • Access Oak’s Starter Sanctuary by speaking to NPCs in Oak’s Lab
  • Fishing rods are available on Route 1, Celadon City, and Vermilion City
  • Move Tutor added to Lavender Town
  • HM02 Fly accessible in Vermilion City
  • Lava Cookie vendor added to Route 13

Vanilla Game Aspects Retained

  • Prologue, Story Arc, and Post-game remain intact
  • Pokémon typing, move sets, and leveling/evolutions (except for the cases described in “quality-of-life changes”)
  • Overworld, Menu, and Pokémon Sprites (except Feraligatr’s rear battle sprite–had to be changed)
  • Generation 3 battle mechanics
  • Kanto’s general map layout
  • Routes and towns on the Sevii Islands

Possible Future Updates

  • Update Sevii Islands trainers with more challenging teams
  • Re-work Sevii Islands routes and towns


Pokemon Kanto Complete GBA

Useful Stuff




Tools Used:

HackMew for eXSE
LU-HO Poké for Advance Map
Diegoisawesome for GBA Intro Manager
Locksmith Army for Intro Text Editor
Haven for Hex Maniac Advance
Dabomstew for Universal Pokémon Randomizer
Kurapika for Gen 3 Tools
Nintenlord for NUPS