• Want to support a good cause? Visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ to see how you can help the Black Lives Matter movement, even without donating.
  • The Writer's Locke has returned! Our latest episode discusses character foils, continues with our read of Carousel, and adds something new and exciting to the mix!
  • New here and still figuring out the site? Check out the New User Guide and FAQ for some help!
  • Trying to figure out how the different forums have changed? This thread is the place for you.
  • One of our new features includes receiving a message on Discord when you have alerts. Find out how, here!
  • Have you seen our Stream tab? It let's you peek in and chat with our forum streamers on-site, from both Twitch AND Picarto! You can even view multiple streams at once. You can submit your own channel via Streams > Submit Channel.
  • If you're a fan of giving and recieving constructive criticism check out this resource about Critique Level Tags!

Complete Pokemon Hack Ruby Hack Pokemon Good Ruby

Thread Description
A nice and simple Ruby modernization.

Doesnt

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Hacker
Pokédex No.
225
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
37
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
Hello, folks. This is a long-overdue project I've been slowly working on, Pokemon Good Ruby.

This is, on paper, a fairly standard 386+ hack of Ruby. Mechanics are updated to gen 7 standards where possible, including physical+special split and new moves. It also features all evolutionary relatives of the first 386 mons, a dab of rebalancing, some added challenge, and a bunch of small changes to spice things up.

Some noteworthy little touches:
* Individual Pokemon have palette variations, similar to the Stadium games, dependent on their personality value.
* Team Aqua and Team Magma swap places for the Mt. Chimney section of the game, so you don't have to fight two Fire specialists in a row.
* Surf encounters have been removed. There is still too much water, but now you can cross it in relative peace.
* Regi doors are open at the start of the game, so you can use them before the very end of the game.
* Some new areas have been added and old ones extended for the Kanto and Johto legendaries. A couple more have been added for convenience or other reasons.
* Refreshment-based healing items are easier to obtain in bulk, but cannot be used in battle to compensate.
* The TM list has been expanded to 92 TMs and 7 HMs. Dive's field function has been delegated to an item.
* A new tutor in Fallarbor can teach your mon Egg Moves if you have another Pokemon that knows the move you want to teach.
* A new NPC in Lavaridge can train your Pokemon to work past their natures.

This hack is somewhat difficult by design. Enemy trainers do not use items from the bag in battle, but they compensate with meaner teams. Pokemon balance is a finnicky thing; while I do play with Set Mode and without using items myself, I also know my enemies in and out, and am okay with taking losses in battle. If you intend to nuzlocke this, be warned that I have a track record of making hacks harder than I set out to.

Q: Why is this on Ruby and not Emerald?
A: When I started, a few years ago, Pokeruby was further along than Pokeemerald. The reverse is true now, but I don't care to port. I'm not terribly fond of some of Emerald's additions.

Q: Can I use this as a base for my project?
A: Please do not. You are free to borrow concepts, or even sections of script/code (if you can wrap your head around my organization), but please use Pokeemerald if you want to start a hack similar to this one, there are proper resources available. This hack is also many commits behind current Pokeruby, so you won't be able to use convenient tools like Porymap (I made a minimalist personal alternative).

Q: Where do I get Strength?
A: When you need it for main story progression, it will be readily available.
It's in Magma Hideout, in Maxie's room.

Q: How do I get through the bottom part of Granite Cave?
A: The mach bike is required, but you do not need to use it to cross the final, most precarious section. You can save yourself figuring out the braille puzzle if you can pull it off, though.
Go to the braille wall on the upper floor. Move right as far as possible, step up twice, then use Cut from the menu.

Q: There's a dive spot in Granite Cave that doesn't work.
Q: There's a cave on Gnarled Ridge that I can't enter.

A: These locations will be made accessible in postgame in a future update.

Q: What's with the Regis?
A: Their chambers are open immediately, but the braille puzzles have changed. A new event is at the Sealed Chamber itself.
To preserve the sense of mystery, I am not giving specifics on this.

VQLrbnE.png
wY9NwLU.png
3db0HuF.png


9YPxF67.png
uU5z0u5.png
XY7yXb9.png


FyTFAOZ.png
wuEpnlG.png
JIrroDo.png


Known issues:
  • Contests aren't finished. You can run them, but they'll be boring vanilla opponents, and the Berry Blender is only partly overhauled.
  • Post-game is under construction. Lugia, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Deoxys and one of Latias or Latios are unobtainable.
  • There are map connections in new areas that will connect to the lairs of these legendaries which are non-functional.
  • World map still needs to be updated; this will happen when I'm done adding new lairs for the legendaries.
  • Attacks don't automatically re-target in Doubles. It's possible other weirdness happens there as well; the hack's focus is on Singles.

The most recent version of the hack can be downloaded here: https://github.com/Doesnty/goodruby/releases

As usual for most romhacks, use LunarIPS to patch it onto a clean Ruby 1.0 ROM. Make sure you can save without savestates before proceeding with the game, as well.

The patch is fairly large for a romhack of this nature, on account of being on decomp. Everything is nudged around, so most tools will not work with it, and cheat codes may fail.

Credits to the following said:
Rhetco, Nook, Fireburn, Charliemew2, Kesha, Wiznatts: Playtesting and feedback

pret: Providing the various decompilations, vastly useful resources for Pokemon modding

MrDollSteak's DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource: For the gen 4+ mon's sprites.

Pokemon Showdown: For the gen 4+ mon's cries. Also used as a source for some mechanical vagueness.
 
Last edited:

War Anvil

Life is too short to be little.
Pokédex No.
253
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
365
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Cool
  2. Cute
Pokédex Entry
I like your Sakurai, but not your players. Your players are so unlike your Sakurai.
At long last, a masterpiece for the RSE engine!

Already doing a casual Nuzlocke of it, and everything I've seen just slaps. The color tweaks for multiples of the same Pokémon took me for a loop too.
 

hx25

help
Pokédex No.
3931
Caught
Mar 3, 2021
Messages
6
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Poison
shiny.png
Is shiny rate boosted? Sorry if dumb question. It's like my 10th encounter.
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
2,091
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual lorewriter and worldbuilder. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
* Individual Pokemon have palette variations, similar to the Stadium games, dependent on their personality value.
YES. I've wanted something like this for Pokemon for a while now, because it would definitely add more uniqueness to each Pokemon encountered in the wild.
* Surf encounters have been removed. There is still too much water, but now you can cross it in relative peace.
That's one way to address the issue.
* A new tutor in Fallarbor can teach your mon Egg Moves if you have another Pokemon that knows the move you want to teach.
I likey.
 

Doesnt

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Hacker
Pokédex No.
225
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
37
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
Is shiny rate boosted? Sorry if dumb question. It's like my 10th encounter.

No, the shiny rate is the same as in vanilla Gen 3; 1/8192. Nice find.

I have no particular plans to change it. I might be convinced to lower it to the modern rate (1/2048 i think?) but I kinda like them being hyper rare.
 

Doesnt

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Hacker
Pokédex No.
225
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
37
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
Signs fixed locally.

Did the game put you in the trees or did you walk through walls to there?
 

Clockenstein

starfinder
Moderator
🌱Featurer
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
39
Caught
Jun 12, 2019
Messages
666
Location
~/forums/nuzf/users/c/clockenstein/data/public/
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fighting
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Fatal kernel error: 'DEX_BASIC' not found.
Surf encounters have been removed. There is still too much water, but now you can cross it in relative peace.
Now that's the good stuff. I might give this a whirl soon.
That being said, you mentioned that tools and cheat codes might not work, so I'm going to ask if the same answer applies to minor patches. I've always had a soft spot for that minor Chaos Rush patch which updates RS's fontface to Emerald -- what are the odds of that one running into trouble with this hack? Alternatively, do you think it's simple enough to just make the add-on yourself to account for any shifted code blocks?
 

Doesnt

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Hacker
Pokédex No.
225
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
37
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
It's been a while! I haven't completely forgotten this.

Released 1.1 today, which includes Emerald's font, Altering Cave, and a bunch of bugfixes. There may be small text issues because of it, and I know I still haven't gotten to updating TM descriptions fully.
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much ¯\_(ಠωಠ)_/¯
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
668
Location
Australia
Nature
Impish
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
This seems fun, I'm going to play it, and probably nuzlocke it. Would it be okay with you if I posted that run at some point? (Not any time soon, though) or would you rather I didn't?
 

Doesnt

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Hacker
Pokédex No.
225
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
37
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
You are more than welcome to post nuzlockes/playthroughs of this hack.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top