Pokemon Grueling Gold

Pokemon Grueling Gold

Download Pokemon Grueling Gold RPGXP FanGame

  • Creator: phantombass
  • Version: 2.4.11
  • Updated: March 16, 2024

Pokemon Pathways is an RPGXP FanGame by phantombass made using RPG Maker XP & Pokemon Essentials in English. And it is now available to download. It was last updated on March 16, 2024.

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How many people played through Generation 2 and thought, “Wow, that would have been much better with a logical level curve.” Or did you simply want a more difficult remake of Johto? Welcome to Grueling Gold, a difficult Gen 2 fan game developed in v20.1 of Pokemon Essentials.


  • Mega Evolution, including some custom megas
  • Updated base stats and movesets for normally underused Pokemon
  • Competitively challenging boss battles, gym leaders and rivals
  • Added story elements to combine nostalgia with a fresh take
  • Custom moves and abilities to give a more interesting competitive battling scene
  • 2 difficulty levels
  • An option to remove grinding and EVs
  • A Nuzlocke option
  • A Dexnav that works with day and night cycle so you can chain hunt encounters for shinies or egg moves and hidden abilities
  • Use of Essentials Deluxe to insert boss Pokémon and certain gimmicks within battles
  • A completely reworked and custom AI to optimize the battle experience and make the game actually difficult
  • Pokémon from gens 1-9 (no DLC mons until Kanto is released)
  • A fully working randomizer that can randomize encounters, static and gift mons, trainer teams, level up moves, abilities, and base stats
  • Expert mode now plays a good bit differently from normal mode! (1.2.0 update)

This first main release completes the Johto story with a Kanto post-game to follow at a later date.


Can Pokemon Grueling Gold be played on a Mac or Android?

Currently, there’s no official support for playing Pokemon Grueling Gold on Mac or mobile devices. Yet, you might be able to play the game on Mac using Wine.

For Android users, there’s a potential option with Joiplay. Check out this guide: How To Play RPG Maker XP Games On Android