Name: Pokemon Emerald RTO6
Hacked by: MithrilMonarch
Based on: Pokemon Emerald
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/mithrilmonarch
Hello, Welcome back to Pokemoner.com, and I’m Pokemoner. Today, We will play Pokemon Emerald RTO6 by MithrilMonarch! It’s a GBA Hack ROM and based on Pokemon Emerald. You will receive six randomized pokemon.
You can’t receive, catch or breed any new pokemon. You will play and come to the champion with that lineup! And now, Let’s play!
Pokémon Emerald RTO6 is a straightforward ROM hack of the original game. In this game, you will be given six randomized Pokémon at the beginning of the game. These Pokémon will be the only Pokémon available to the player for the entire game. No other Pokémon will be obtainable, and the player will not be able to catch additional Pokémon.
The challenge of the game will be to try to make it to the end of the game with these six Pokémon. For an even bigger challenge, add in the Nuzlocke Challenge rules to your playthrough, for a permadeath challenge where the game might get harder the longer you go on!
Full list of changes:
> The starter Pokémon, while unchanged in the bag interface, will be randomized upon choosing
to six random Pokémon, at Level 5, with default movesets.
> Poké Balls cannot be used in Wild Pokémon battles.
> The running shoes are enabled at the beginning of the game.
> Various unnecessary HM obstacles have been moved or removed.
> A trader has been added to the Petalburg City Pokémon Center. He will trade you an exact
duplicate of the Pokémon you trade him.
> Any Pokémon requiring evolution via trade plus held item no longer require the held item, with
the exception of Clamperl.
> Rydel now gives the player both bikes.
> The Safari Zone no longer requires payment to access. You will no longer be limited by steps,
nor will you be given Safari Balls. Pokémon in the Safari Zone can be fought like normal battles.
> All Pokémon that can learn at least one TM can learn all HM moves.
> All HM moves can now be overwritten without using the Move Deleter.
> By default, new games start with Fast text speed and Stereo sound.
> Emerald’s broken RNG has been fixed.
> Shedinja is no longer obtained from evolving Nincada.
> Pokémon are now incapable of breeding via the Daycare.
> Fossils are no longer available at Mirage Tower.
> Castform, Beldum, and the Wynaut egg are no longer gifted to the player.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Many HM obstacles in the game have been moved or removed to make the game faster to play. With this in mind, various HM moves are not required to be taught to your Pokémon, for the sake of making moveset management easier.
Cut, Strength, and Flash are not required at any point in the game, so there is no use in teaching these moves to your Pokémon if you do not want them. Rock Smash is only required on Route 111, and (optionally) in Rusturf Tunnel to obtain the Strength HM and a shortcut through the tunnel. After those two uses, that HM is no longer required. Surf, Waterfall, and Dive are all required at the same locations as the original game.
Juggling HMs on one Pokémon’s move slot IS possible since HM moves can now be freely overwritten without use of the Move Deleter.
Keep in mind that you will need two Pokémon for the Tate & Liza battle. Therefore, if you are Nuzlocking the game and make it to Tate & Liza with only one Pokémon remaining, it should be counted as a game over since it is not possible to challenge them in that state.
Trade evolutions can still be obtained by utilizing the Trader in Petalburg City. This NPC, situated in the Pokémon Center, will trade you an identical copy of your selected Pokémon to you. If the Pokémon originally required an item, in addition to making a trade, that item is NOT required, with the exception of Clamperl, which still requires the DeepSeaTooth or DeepSeaScale.
FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
Q: What Pokémon can be obtained from the starter bag?
A: Any Pokémon from Bulbasaur to Deoxys, including all letters of Unown.
Q: If I find a cool/legendary/shiny Pokémon, can I catch it?
Q: Why are some cut trees, rocks, and/or boulders moved?
A: Many unnecessary HM obstacles were moved or removed to make the game more streamlined and faster to play.
Q: Can I get stuck if I get a team that can’t learn Surf/Strength/Waterfall/etc.?
A: To allow the player to traverse any environment, all Pokémon that can learn at least one TM can freely learn and forget all HMs in the game.
Q: Is there a list of Pokémon that cannot learn HMs?
A: Beldum, Cascoon, Caterpie, Ditto, Kakuna, Magikarp, Metapod, Silcoon, Smeargle, Unown, Weedle, Wobbuffet, Wurmple, and Wynaut.
Q: Isn’t it kinda stupid that basically, any Pokémon can learn any HM move?
A: This is the best I can do right now to keep the game as close to the original game as possible until I do more research into making items out of HMs. Keep an eye out for potential future updates to the game. I’m tired of looking at Notepad++, stop yelling at me.
Q: Is it possible to fight the Regi trio in the game? A: In theory, yes. However, you would need to obtain a Wailord and a Relicanth as two of your six beginning Pokémon and would need at least one Pokémon capable of using Dig. As the odds of this happening are very low, it’s unlikely you will be able to fight them. Not that there is any reason to.
Q: Are any evolution methods changed?
A: No. All evolution methods are the exact same as the original game. The only exception to this is that it is no longer possible to obtain Shedinja through evolution. You will only receive Ninjask when you evolve Nincada.
Q: How do I evolve trade evolutions?
A: There is an NPC in the Petalburg City Pokémon Center that will trade you an exact duplicate of any Pokémon you trade him. You can use this to your advantage to evolve your Pokémon. If it evolves via trading with a held item, you will still need the held item.
Q: How do I evolve Porygon/Seadra/etc. without the item?
A: Items are no longer required to perform trade evolutions, with the exception of Clamperl requiring the DeepSeaTooth or DeepSeaScale. You just need to trade them with the trader in Petalburg City.
Q: Are there any gift Pokémon?
A: No. All gift Pokémon was removed from the game.
Q: Can you still trade Pokémon?
A: The original in-game trades are still programmed into the game. Feel free to utilize them. I guess.
Q: Were any cool features implemented, like B2/W2 Repels, Mega Evolutions, New Moves, New Pokémon, New Items, etc.?
A: No. All changes made to the game are outlined in the “Changes” section of this document. The game was otherwise left to be as close to the original game as possible.
Q: Will the Universal Pokémon Randomizer work with this game?
A: It will not, due to the fact that the game is coded differently from the original game, therefore the program will not accept the game. Other randomization programs for Emerald may or may not work, but I have not tested any.
1.3 > Pokémon are now unable to breed.
1.2 > Removed additional Rock Smash boulders from Routes 114 and 115. > Fixed a dialogue inconsistency with an NPC in Petalburg Woods.
1.1 > Fixed a bug where HM moves could not be forgotten in battle. > Removed unnecessary Cut trees and Rock Smash rocks from the overworld, instead of just moving them. > Moved/removed Rock Smash rocks and Strength boulders that were skipped over in the Trick House and Seafloor Cavern. > Poliwhirl, Slowpoke, Onix, Seadra, Scyther, and Porygon now evolve through trading, with no held item.
1.0 > Original version.
This game is a GBA Hack ROM! It’s Completed in English! It’s playable!
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