Name: Pokemon Elysium
Remake From: Pokemon Fire Red
Remake by: BlKaiser
Source – Credit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonROMhacks/comments/168t2g5/new_release_pok%C3%A9mon_elysium/
It is a story/lore-focused Fire Red hack for casual players, developed years ago (although I was adding content and doing fixes until recently), so don’t expect many modern features. It is a lengthy one, especially if you explore everything and follow the various side quests, and it is divided into two parts, A and B. To play it, you’ll need to patch two files and use save states to continue your saved game from Part A to B (instructions can be found in the readme file that accompanies the download). Story-wise, the game consists of a prologue, four chapters and a small epilogue*.* Regarding its difficulty, it’s harder than the Pokémon games, but most players will not find any difficulty in finishing it.
This is a game about the adventure of a 16-year-old girl from the peaceful island of Crysta. She’s on a journey to become a Pokémon Champion, aiming to secure one of the 8 spots in the finals set on the mysterious Elysium island. However, unbeknownst to her, an ancient dark presence, setting in motion a plan more than 100 years in the making, will endanger not only her and her friends but the entire world.
A mix of Pokemon, moves and types up until Pokemon X and Y. Gen I, II and III mostly but there’s a number of pokemon from the next generations like Hippopotas, Garchomp or Galvantula (Check the online excel file for the full list of obtainable pokemon)
*The actual starter is not the pokemon you are given at the beginning. (this will make sense once you play it).
Fairy Type-Pokemon & Moves (replacing old ones)
Certain evolutions (Gengar, Machamp, Kingdra etc) that needed trade to take place, now only need leveling up to level 45. Electivire, Magmortar to lvl 50, Dusknoir to lvl55. Others like Scizor or Snorlax are rewards of certain sidequests. (Check the online excel file for the full list of obtainable pokemon)
Story-related fakemon and fakemoves
Mega Evolutions of certain pokemon (up to X&Y)
Custom map & places to explore especially once you get a couple of HMs.
HMs: Surf, Fly, Strength and Waterfall (in that order)
Sidequests that reward you with rare pokemon, moves or special items.
It consists of two Patch files Main Game(A) and Finale(B)
Main Game Takes place in a region called Rhea(which is the game’s main one) and a smaller one called Savahnn. (Storywise: Chapter 1,2 and 3) The prologue takes place on the island of Crysta.
Finale: Takes place mostly on an island called Elysium, aboard a cruise ship and a chain of islands called Therian Isles. (Storywise: Chapter 4).
What to do:
Use save states to save your progress rather than the game’s built-in save feature. This way you can pass your progress to Part B. I.e in Visual Boy Advance, SHIFT+F1 saves an instance to a .sgm file.
Switch Battle Style to SET for more challenge.
What to not do:
Try to complete the Pokedex. You can’t catch every pokemon, the focus of this Rom Hack is the story.
Do not release Pokémon that were given to you for obvious story reasons, as this could potentially lead to the game being softlocked. Release only the Pokémon you’ve personally caught using a Pokéball.
There’s a minor graphical glitch in the menu (it doesn’t impact the gameplay).
Checking the ‘Agent’s Card’ item (which you may find in one of the sidequests) may crash the game. This item is only meant to be sold.
At a certain point in the game, you will softlock if you release an obtainable Lapras before obtaining HM Surf.
In very, very rare occasions, the player’s sprite (may) suddenly messes up. This can be quickly fixed by entering or exiting a building or cave or using FLY. This has been fixed but there’s still a very small chance you may encounter that bug.
Please be aware that there might be spelling or language errors in the game, as English is not the creator’s native language!
When prompted by the game, you will need to have Part B and use your most recent save file (saving state) to continue the story. Depending on your emulator, you may need to rename or relocate a file to a different folder.
In terms of the storyline, you must transition to the new ROM after boarding the ship known as S.S. CHALLENGER. This should occur after you have obtained all 8 badges and participated in the initial rounds of the championship at Battle Colosseum.
* Fixed an instance where for some players returning back from Savahnn doesn’t allow them to proceed the story in the Rangers HQ (note: if your latest save is inside the Rangers HQ, get out, stroll around the building a bit and then get in again to continue).
* Map/dialogue fixes.
* Map fix: the boundaries of the mind prison have been switched to black color, to not confuse the players.
* Strange Sprite switch in Wade’s Booth during the Championship’s 2nd Qualifying round when the trainer opens up the menu. It can softlock the game.
* Map fixes
* Removed the skeleton creatures who cause the game to freeze/crash in Ghost Island
* Removed Infinite Nugget pokeball in Porta Arkasia (in the house of the man who tells you about the map shards).
* Empty Pokemon slot in sunken Crysta that causes a ??????? Pokemon Encounter
* Removed the skeleton creatures who cause the game to freeze/crash in Mt. Aterra
Pokemon Elysium – Guidelines and Puzzle Solutions
Pokemon Elysium – Pokemon List
Pokemon Elysium – Walkthrough
Pokemon Elysium Cheat Codes
Pokemon Elysium v1.03 A (Completed)
Pokemon Elysium v1.03 B (Beta ???)
—-CIA Version for Nintendo 3DS below—-