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 Pokemon Light Platinum Product Image

It's idea of a world tournament was wonderful and the two regions introduced made it really interesting. TMs like Aerial Ace and Brick Break were made into Glide and Ice Break which could actually be used out of battle.
It offers starter Pokemon from all 5 regions and it has almost all the Pokemon from these generations.
Its evil team, Team Steam, is a good antagonist, though I think the name is a bit bad...
Try playing this game and I'm sure you'll love it!

The story is long and awesome, you can starters from all regions Kanto-Sinnoh throughout the game and the Elite Four is super hard with levels from the high 60's and greater from the first trainer on. I haven't beaten the Elite Four yet, but I know you go into a second region and eventually get to face Ash

I've played through this rom hack around 200 times. I've really never had so much fun with a hack other than the shiny gold new rom, but even then, that's just a patch. This game includes Pokemon all the way up to sinnoh, and is extremely lengthy. Prepare for an amazing adventure!

If you are looking for a classic Pokemon game, Light Platinum is your ultimate choice. The graphics, plot line, and variety of Pokemon makes it, for sure, the best ROM Hack. It's a game every Pokemon fan should play at one point of their life.

2 Pokemon Cawps

Oh man! I have no words for this game.
This game should have been a bit more longer
I played this game in 2018 and I still remember a guy in the game who wants to sell his daughter to buy cocaine
Great crime fighting game
This is totally different from the usual roms
I won't recommend you to play it unless you can withstand the chats and missions of this game

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

3 Pokemon Glazed

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

Among all Pokemon games I've ever played for gba emulator, this one is simply the best.

1. Its graphic is awesome that make us feels like its not a gba game but something with better graphic.

2. The storyline is almost perfect just like the Pokemon movie. New Island event to meet Mewtwo with dragonite sending the message simply put me in memory of the very 1st Pokemon movie. Rankor region obviously the second movie about articuno, zapdos, moltres and lugia. Its simply amazing storyline that make u immerse in the game.

3. We will never get boring. I had play the game 4 times with different set of starter because its offer to us 5 starter, so we will always have a different set of 6 main Pokemon.

4. To get the legendary beast, the quest making mind blowed. Ill never find all of them if not reviewing the walkthrough. Its not difficult but not easy either.

This hack is just amazing compared to others. I would give 4 out of 5 star. That 1 missing star ...more

Pokemon Glazed is one of the best rom hack games, sure there are several flaws, but I do like its features that try to reinvent the story from the Johto adventures. I have to admit it is much more challenging than Light Platinum, and the pacing does make you think. There is also such a rich story, the only complain I have is that several sounds of the pokemon doesn't match, I mean, I know it is hard, but come on, at least give the Red Scarf Pikachu its true voice.

Other than that, amazing game, cheers to Lucbui.

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

4 Pokemon Korosu

Probably the best of Crizzle's games to date. If you want a darker, over realistic version of pokemon, then Crizzle might be your man. I would advice everyone to play Outlaw, CAWPS and Korosu in this order, but if you only want to play one, then this is the one to play!

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

Find the hidden egg on my belt loop kids ; )

5 Pokemon Adventures: Red Chapter

Great game, interesting story line and is filled with great lines and missions overall it's a unique game one which I surely would put number 1 in my top 10 game list. The game should continue its update and add more content and regions that would make the game twice as good. I'd like too see more of the game and I wish too see beta 12 resuming it's progress and fully completing the game. I love the idea of pokemons following yu and more region and etc, point is you should let the game resume it's great working progress I believe it'll be the greatest pokemon game of all time if it is completed. Great game, great story but there is always room for improvement.

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.

Great Story, the best hack if you like to have more than just caching pokemon and battling gyms

Best. Hack. Ever. Better than the original Fire Red plot in my opinion, and it's still being updated which means that every now and then we have a new beta to test and play. Currently waiting fot beta 15 ♥

6 Pokemon XYZ

How do download

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

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

I love this too but the game is broken

7 Pokemon Ash Gray

Best game ever. Avoid the bugs and enjoy the game. Took 3 tries to finish the game thanks to bugs. But, great game overall.

The developers pulled this off pretty well, the way it follows the story, and all the things you are able to do.

I loved anime and wanted to play the same...this is indeed for all who wants to play as in anime

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

Apparently does not exist. People just voting because they like the actual 3DS version._.

How'd to download

I think this is one of the best hacks I played

9 Pokemon Outlaw

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

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

I played it's awesome

Please remove this

10 Pokemon Eclipse

I have tried to download this GBA game but whenever I download it, my boy emulator always says unrecognized GBA file!
Can someone give me an idea that how should I download it?

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?

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

Awesome game. 6 generations of Pokemon, and shinx as a starter! Too bad it isn't done yet.

The Contenders

11 Pokemon Liquid Crystal

This is my all time favourite Pokémon game. The longest gba game I have ever played.
It has regions Johto, Kanto half of orange Island
I wish the third region was also completed

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 :/

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.

Very fluid game, very open world feel. Two things that I have wished to find in a Pokemon game since I was a wee lass.

Also, pro-tip, invest in Ledyba and splurge on a pseudo blot-beam punch TMs

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

How to cheat

13 Pokemon Dark Cry Pokemon Dark Cry Product Image

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

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

It so cool that you can see every legendry

Very best pokemon in the world

14 Pokemon Dark Rising Pokemon Dark Rising Product Image

The hardest gba hack Rom I have ever played
I even remember now, how hard it was too defeat adrian's dark Lugia
Great story
I was a bit disappointed for the past two games of this game trilogy

How is this so low on the list? It's way harder to complete than light platinum, but even better than it. Dark rising is the Majora's Mask of pkmn rom hacks. It's storyline is so deep, dark, and extremely well thought out. I'd go so far as to say I like it even more than all of the original Pokemon games. Plus, your starters are either Dratini, Bagon, or Gible. Who wouldn't like that?

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!

BEST Pokemon and also HARDEST Pokemon (for me), there's nothing like this, lots of Pokemons, legendaries, rich stories, even dark rising storyline haven't finished yet there's dark rising 2, order destroyed, and they said dark rising 3 is on progress so be sure to download this beast.

15 Pokemon Shiny Gold

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!

I heard this was the very first Pokemon hack ever... It's a remake of Pokemon gold in a firered rom. Before the HeartGold was made!

One of my first hacks, I love my team and the gameplay is really great! Try playing the X version!

First hack I ever played and it was revolutionary since heart gold wasn't out at the time.

16 Pokemon Snakewood

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.

Pokemon snakewood is so creative! Like seriously who thinks of zombie pokemon! Also the three starters are secret you don't know until you pick it and one of them is the only real zombie pokemon Parasect

I didn't play all of this, but I played up to beating the Pokemon League. I cheated this too with save states. 9/10 is all I have to say about this. Like that's seriously it. I'm not saying anymo re. I ts just a 9/10. Azombarill is my favorite

The only hack I've had interest in to play and finish multiple times! This hack is fare out great if you know what you're doing!

17 Pokemon Fire Red

It's the only game I have but its awesome that u can glitch to get mew even though I don't have him and don't know how to glitch it it's a good hack!

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

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

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

18 Pokemon Ruby Destiny Life of Guardians

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

Tons of new Pokemon, amazing storyline, a new map, and everything you could possibly want in a hack, as well as crazy legendaries and possibly the most difficult battles ever faced in Pokemon! (Battling Dark Lugia, the Ruby Destiny, and others are mind-boggling)

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.

New music (very good, some kingdom hearts/zelda music in there), new pokemon, new region, INCREDIBLE story, changeable plot (you can play for the evil team) and basically the perfect rom hack.

19 Pokémon Sweet

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

I love it's simply edible design, clever Poke Sweet names, and overall cuteness.

This is among the best games I have ever played! Hardly feels like a hack to me!

Literally the best pokemon hack I've ever played and I've played a lot of them!

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.

I s Good I think so because I don't no how to download

Really good idea for a game

Its sounds interesting

22 Pokemon Cloud White

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

23 Pokemon Victory Fire

Not really that good. doesn't allow catching any Pokemon for a long time, translation is quite a bit off, encounters with other trainers feel weird, and there's barely any information on the internet (movesets, evolutions, availability of Pokemon...) Its playable though.

The first one of wind's trilogies
Great game
It forced me to play the next games of the trilogy

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

Coolest hack ever that show's mega evolution

24 Pokemon Flora Sky

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.

I love it because the game is not easy nor hard and it has a great storyline

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

25 Pokémon Mega Power

This one is the best of Wind's gba hack rom trilogies
Being a Mewtwo fan, I loved this game.

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

Pokemon Mega Power has a great story line.

I've got the power

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