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 with world championship and many legendaries to catch including arceus

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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

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


Crizzle deserves all the love for making this game It's THE BEST

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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.

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

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

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4 Pokemon Korosu

How to download

Pokemon Korosu should be at least at 10th place

Go, Go, Go Pokemon Korosu!

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

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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

I read the manga. I loved it. Played this game. Loved it more.

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

Nice script

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6 Pokemon XYZ

How do download

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

I love this too but the game is broken


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7 Pokemon Ash Gray

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!

Best for me

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8 Pokemon Omega Ruby (Gba)

What there should be download links

How'd to download

Its very great

I am also fan of this game

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9 Pokemon Outlaw

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

Really inappropriate

I played it's awesome

Please remove this - TealBoyxx

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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

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?

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The Newcomers

? Pokemon Grass Jewel 2

Well established game

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

Awesome game one of the best

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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?

It so cool that you can see every legendry

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

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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

Pkmn dark rising it has a great story about a young trainer who goes out in a search to find his kidnapped father... still there are some problems with the game for example after 2nd badge (I'm not sure =_=) we will to talk to our friend 'Pete' and he ask us to go check what is in the house next to him there we talk to an old man named 'Paul' (surely from anime series diamond and pearl T-T) he gave me a victini after a minute I thought to visit him again but the same event took place I got one more victini ^_^ (sorry if I wrote it too long=_= ).

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15 Pokemon Shiny Gold

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

Where is download link

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16 Pokemon Snakewood

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.

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!

It is an amazing game, such an original idea!

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17 Pokemon Fire Red

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

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

What game is this, all I can find is the FireRed version, where can you find it - germshep24

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18 Pokemon Ruby Destiny Life of Guardians

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

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.

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

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19 Pokémon Sweet

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

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

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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


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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


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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.

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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

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26 Pokemon Rose Edition
27 Pokemon Reborn

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!

Good cuse we could take all starters dude...

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28 Pokemon the Barking Dog

Sounds as terrible as a barking dog.


Amazing Story,Characters are great.Best hack ever

29 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

30 Pokemon Gaia

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

Still in progress but real great. The story is amazing

Good but need more updates

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

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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

It's a glitchy mess, you get like 4 hours into the game and a certain event either will or wont trigger. 50/50 shot. If the event doesn't trigger you have to start all over...

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33 Pokemon Philippines

This will be a great game for lot of filipinos


34 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

35 Pokemon Rijon Adventures

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

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**

Funny Hack, worth to try (;

My ass bruh is so damn big

40 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

41 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

42 Pokemon Life

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

43 Pokemon Redtone

What is this garbage

44 Pokemon Darkviolet Version
45 Pokemon Fulijin

It has a cool name

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 Resurgence
48 Pokemon Dark Rising Order Destroyed
49 Mother 3 English Translation
50 Pokémon Clover

Amazing on gawd. -Joel Izo

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List Stats

17,000 votes
51 listings
4 years, 143 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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