Best Pokemon GBA Hack Games

The fan-made games are the next step for Pokemon fans. And you'd be impressed on the good quality of some of the rom hacks around the internet. Feel free to help the list on growing by giving your opinion, or add a hack you can't find here!

The Top Ten

1 Pokemon Light Platinum

The best and the first ROM hack I've ever played!

It has 2 new region to explore and also we can face Ash it is totally a beast game

Some might say this one is the best, well I give it a number 3 - ManuelMetal

Best game ever

2 Pokemon Cawps

Liked it. It's very different than what I previously played games where you just catch and level up and beat some trainers then become a champ while stopping a team who wants to destroy the world or somethin

This game is hilarious! I would only recommend it for ages 13 and up, though. You fight rapists, murderers, thiefs, etc. PLAY IT!

is great

Is pretty good but not one of the best I've played I give it 4 stars

3 Pokemon Glazed

Pokemon glazed is the best game I have ever seen.Pokemon glazed have new region and 5 that game has every legendary Pokemon from region 1 to 6.

There is SO much wrong with this game that even I can't explain my views in this little space...

I could almost say this was a legit Pokemon game. I loved the game, found it better than Light Platinum. It's not as monotonous as Light Platinum, the pace is very good, you can actually get amazing Pokemon at the start of the game. The plot is very good and the people and setting is awesome. 5/5

I bought this game a while ago and haven't played it since because at the very beginning once I got into the first forest I saved the game, and I tried to get out and those guys were blocking the way for me to get out and there was no way to go any farther, I was saving it just in case I didn't catch Mudkip. I saved again when I was right beside mudkip and I didn't catch him and I turned the game back on and it wouldn't let me click on him or battle him. I don't know if it was just the guy who made my hack but I was very dissatisfied with this game for saving reasons. If anybody else has these problems please share

4 Pokemon Korosu

Find the hidden egg on my belt loop kids ; ) - CryoSteele

How to download

Love the story line. Very different from anything I had ever played. Crizzle is an awesome game designer. Recommend this as well as his other two hacks, CAWPS and Outlaw

Pokemon Korosu should be at least at 10th place

5 Pokemon Adventures: Red Chapter

The Best! Since I've read the manga I've felt that was how the anime should've been and this hack is just as entertaining. - ManuelMetal


Nice script


6 Pokemon XYZ

How do download

It's so super duper game, I am a fan of this game.

How to download this

I want to download that but where is the download button?

7 Pokemon Ash Gray

Pokemona ash Grey

Following the footsteps of anime star ash makes it awesome and certain according to my the best of best hacks

Pokemon ash gray download

Well, after I come out from the ruins where you find aerodactyl the game freezes!

8 Pokemon Omega Ruby (Gba)

What there should be download links

How'd to download

Its very great

How to download this game

9 Pokemon Outlaw

Don't listen to these idiots who say it's stupid. It's a comedy game, get over yourselves.

Please remove this - TealBoyxx

Really inappropriate

What So Low it's A cool Game...Just Kidding It ain't Its just a cool boyfriend girlfriend game

10 Pokemon Eclipse

Where to download?

How do I download?

It has a good plot and graphics. Although I wish more people will know this game more - waterlover

Though I haven't played much of it, I can honestly say this is one of the best games I've played! I mean come on, you get a shinx as a starter! Who doesn't love Shinx?


The Newcomers

? Pokemon Fat Kid

Technology is incredible - Murphdog405

The Contenders

11 Pokemon Liquid Crystal


Follows the plot of Pokemon crystal but what made me like this hack so much is that it still has the night and day system but in real time by that the time on the computer, phone, and etc. - waterlover

This doesn't even feel like a hack while playing. It's actually that awesome! Game play and plot are the best I've seen in a hack and the unique features are great. Only problem is that it's not completed yet :/

I think it's great I love the new things added as well brings back memories

12 Pokemon Dark Violet

Great hack, amazing story great music... Only bad thing is that it isn't finished but if it were it would definitely be number one

Very good because of the pokemon and fight scence



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13 Pokemon Dark Cry

I love it because you get mew. and it has great graphics. Go, Pokemon Dark Cry!

Download link?

If you want to begin playing rom hacks, begin with this one.

It so cool that you can see every legendry

14 Pokemon Dark Rising

Hard game. But still has a good story. A boy who's in search of his kidnapped father starts a journey to save him alongside his Dragon Pokemon! - ManuelMetal

This should easily be number 1! I've played many other hacks and this one is by far the deepest story line with great graphics and its actually a challenge to beat. The second dark rising is just as great and I can't wait for the third. BEST HACK BY FAR!

Oh my god will this game rip your heart out and stomp on it if you don't level grind your ass off and play very strategically. One of the first Pokemon games that I actually found challenging. 9.5/10

Where could it be downloaded from?

15 Pokemon Shiny Gold

Where is download link

Gold was one of the first games I played it just brought me back to my childhood it has a few changes pretty cool

A more proffesional feeling rom hack with great details, and just enough changes to keep the story interesting and feeling new without straying too far from the original storyline. Also has more of a nostalgic feel than the official Heartgold & Soulsilver games! Doesn't even feel like a hack!

Pokemon shiny gold how do I download it

16 Pokemon Snakewood

I found this game on ebay but before I buy it I need to know if it saves - drooper

I love this rom hack is SO GOOD.

Probablly the only Zombie Pokemon hack you'll find. That's it, I said ZOMBIES! A brilliant, original idea like that deserves a top 10 place. - ManuelMetal

This ROM hack is insane in a good way. It starts off with zombies, but then it gets weirder. Trust me, you will come out of this experience a changed person. Also, patience and calm is needed.

17 Pokemon Fire Red

Simply the best. Should at least have been in the top 10.

This is Pokemon Fire Red Generations for any future people trying to find the game - germshep24

A funny parody of the FireRed version. Mostly it's script editing but there are several world changes as well. - ManuelMetal

Very interesting game

18 Pokemon Ruby Destiny Life of Guardians

Excellent rom hack with great story. The story changes depending on your in-game decisions.

I still don't understand why the heck this game is not considered top charts in all lists of top romhacks (at least is featured in bulbapedia), but still, amazing EVERYTHING, only game I have known to play more than three times.
It is also one of the rare games to contain most of my favorite pokemon, along with amazing storylines and music, and is not too hard. Also has so many fun events. People have complain that traveling so much was a problem, but I liked it, since there are 1% chance evolved pokemon in every map. Also cool way for hidden items, and quests, and much more, just play it. :D

I think the best hack I've ever played.. The story changes according to me and that is the best part which very few other hacks provide with.

This should be the top game. It is so cool I highly recommend you get this. But warning if you play this game and then play part 1, part 1 will be so boring because this game is too cool, awesome, and much more.

19 Pokémon Sweet

This looks stupid. I don't know why anybody thinks it would be good

Amazing! It has pretty much infinite rare candies as well as new types and type advantages!

Pokemon no longer have their old types and it's not like lime is the new grass both pikachu and floatzel are orange types

It's a cute game if you are a curious cat and want a little challenge well this hack is for you it is a great game - waterlover

20 Pokemon Adventure of Green

This game is amazing!

Pretty cool rom.


The starter is jigglypuff Lv5.It learn drain kiss which is FAIRY type.Jigglypuff is my favourite Pokemon.This version have fairy type.

21 Pokemon Fusion

Pokemon fusion game is way cool game. And I don't have this game.

Its sounds interesting

Really good idea for a game


22 Pokemon Cloud White


This was the first rom hack I played and I loved it.

23 Pokemon Victory Fire

Coolest hack ever that show's mega evolution

Played all kinds of hacks but this is the one I liked the most

The best hack witch 1starter

Amazing hack ever with great story

24 Pokemon Flora Sky

Best best amazing! Love to definitely

It's a must play, in my opinion, but the map is messed up, and there are just a couple of mistakes, but no bugs. Great game.

A really good hack, but sometimes you get lost and don't know where to go next.

Should be in top 10 at least... post game is one of the best I've ever played.

25 Pokémon Mega Power

Pokemon Mega Power has a great story line.

This is my favorite rom hack and it has a great storyline.

Overall good story line, beta 3.3 is out now and you get up to the new region.

I've got the power

26 Pokemon Rose Edition
27 Pokemon Reborn

Good cuse we could take all starters dude...

An absolute amazing game, but it isn't a GBA hack game, it is a completely re-imagined pokemon fan game that you play on a computer, perhaps someone should make a top pokemon fan-made games list, that doesn't have limitation of just gba hacks - germshep24

The game is huge and you really have to problem solve if you want to complete everything. It's a little over the top on the edgy factor, but super fun!

Almost every aspect of this hack is amazing. The characters are interesting, the gameplay is the right level of challenging, the puzzles are actually difficult(some a bit too difficult, but none impossible), the region is unique & well-crafted, & it's yet another hack with a gym leader for every single type(I always enjoy these). I pretty much have no problems with this hack whatsoever. Thumbs-up to the creators!

28 Pokemon the Barking Dog


Sounds as terrible as a barking dog.

Amazing Story,Characters are great.Best hack ever

29 Pokemon Gaia

This definition deserves a top spot

Everything a great rom hack needs
1)in battle mega evolution
2) great engaging story
3)good map and graphics
4) almost all Pokémon and moves available
5) All abilities working properly

Lots of pokemon, mega evolution and everything else rolled into one!

Still in progress but real great. The story is amazing

30 Pokemon Resolute

Pokemon Resolute is a cool game!

Best storyline and game and it also has mega evolution and riolu in started

High Story Line

Pretty cool

31 Pokemon Heaven



32 Pokemon Naranja

Tells the story of the orange archipelago which game freak didn't make - Red26473

Literally, why isn't this higher? It's almost like an official main series game and it would've been the best main series game. This game deserves more love!

Where is the download

A game that should have been made. Love it, and I hate water types lol

33 Pokemon Philippines

This will be a great game for lot of filipinos


34 Pokemon Rijon Adventures

Wait,isn't that for the Game Boy? - Epicsauce45

35 Pokémon Ultra Violet

Great hack. Many new secrets to find. Awesome new Island add tons of depth.

My favorite pokehack

All pokemon till 3rd gen, more starter, u can get all pokemon solo, more areas..awesome hack if u want to play red/blue again on your mobile or whatever

36 Pokemon Dark Rising 3
37 Pokemon Advanced Adventure

Why is this not in the top 10, come on your rivals trying to take over the world and instead of taking on gyms you take on 8 pokemon under his control all of which are altered pokemon that are powerful - germshep24

New Pokemon

38 Pokemon Nusantara

I think it's a good game because its using indonesian languange

39 Pokemon My A**

Brock is hawt

Funny Hack, worth to try (;

My ass bruh is so damn big

40 Pokemon Dark Rising 2

Great sequel of Pokemon Dark Rising

Great game but you need to play the first one to understand the story

Amazing game

Nice Game

41 Pokemon Life

Superb has the graphics similar to that of pokemon black and white

42 Pokemon Vega

A Masterpiece, go play it now!

I wish I could play it. Patch broke my game

Great game with great fakemon but very powerful gym leaders and admins, game is fairly difficult

43 Pokemon Redtone

What is this garbage

44 Pokemon Darkviolet Version
45 Pokemon Resurgence
46 Touhoumon World Link

Verry good game from below

It's a finished Pokemon Firered hack.
its complete and has a really high difficult.
There are even in the Menu sprites of them.

its sad that (i think) not many people know the Touhoumon Series what include Touhoumon Another World and many more too.

47 Pokemon Fulijin

It has a cool name

48 Pokémon Clover

Amazing on gawd. -Joel Izo

49 Mother 3 English Translation

Not Pokemon - Murphdog405

50 Pokemon Dark Rising Order Destroyed
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List Stats

18,000 votes
52 listings
5 years, 103 days old

Top Remixes

1. Pokemon Liquid Crystal
2. Pokemon Eclipse
3. Pokemon Dark Violet
1. Pokemon Cawps
2. Pokemon Korosu
3. Pokemon Outlaw
1. Pokemon Adventures: Red Chapter
2. Pokemon Ash Gray
3. Pokemon Light Platinum


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