Pokemon PureRed ROM

Pokemon PureRed rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokemon PureRed is about 25 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 40 Hours to obtain 100% completion.
 

Pokemon PureRed is a Game Boy ROM Hack by Vortiene based on Pokemon Red. This is a purist’s enhancement of Pokémon Red/Blue/Green. The goal is to enhance the original games for excellent replayability without bringing in mechanics, moves, sprites, visuals, type matchups, or Pokémon that were introduced in later games.

You can download the Pokemon PureRed rom from this page and to play the game you need to download the Visualboy Advance Emulator here.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

For detailed instructions per device, view below.

Download the official Pokemon PureRed ROM in the (USA and European) version for the Game Boy Advance handheld consoles. To fully utilize a GB ROM game, use our Cheats, Rom Hacks and GBA Roms sections. You can open the Pokemon PureRed ROM or GB file by Installing VisualBoyAdvance on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android or IOS/iphone.

Additional Information

Pokemon PureRed is a Game Boy ROM Hack by Vortiene based on Pokemon Red. It was last updated on January 25, 2024.

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon PureBlue.

Description

This is a purist’s enhancement of Pokémon Red/Blue/Green. The goal is to enhance the original games for excellent replayability without bringing in mechanics, moves, sprites, visuals, type matchups, or Pokémon that were introduced in later games.

The only version differences between PureRed / PureBlue / PureGreen are visual. Play whatever color you like the most.

Features

  • It makes the bulk of the 151 original Pokémon all more obtainable and usable in the early game, with better movesets and more balanced stats.
  • Many moves in the game were rebalanced or modified. When the author says “rebalanced”, it means “the useless things were made more useful!”
  • There are more bug, poison, and ghost type moves available. The focus is on getting a useful set of moves available for every single Pokémon in the game.
  • Front sprites were updated to be just about the best set of sprites from Red/Green/Blue/Spaceworld 1997 overall.
  • All 151 Pokémon are obtainable in all versions of this hack.
  • HMs are deletable anytime you like and new code to prevent softlocks by deleting them was introduced.
  • Some pokemon have additional types, for example, Ninetales is now FIRE/GHOST instead of FIRE. If you don’t like specific type changes, you can change any specific pokemon or all of them back to normal type-wise at an NPC in indigo plateau route 23.
  • Many small quality-of-life tweaks and bugfixes were made.
  • Game bugs that can be used to your own advantage (like the leech seed/toxic bug, the hyper beam no recharge on faint bug, etc.) are unchanged, because they are quirks of the battle engine that you can use as your own tool.
  • Mew is under the truck as expected!
  • Missingno and the item duplication glitch are intact – but won’t corrupt your save anymore!
  • An entirely new mode for the Pokédex called the MOVEDEX was added. It shows data about moves you have seen in detail. You unlock the MOVEDEX in viridian city.
  • There is an arena to rematch gym leaders and other important trainers after becoming CHAMP.
  • There are multiple secret areas to be found after becoming CHAMP. Bills Garden, Team Rocket / Mewtwo lore, and more…
  • Many options to enhance the game visually and mechanically were added. **(You must turn them on via the options in-game!)** Including:
  • Switchable color palettes (Choose between original colors, Super Gameboy Colors, or Pokémon Yellow Colors in-game whenever you like! Works on GBC and Super Gameboy. Yes, this romhack has GBC support!)
  • Optional Spaceworld 1997 Back Sprites
  • Optional enhanced menu sprites/overworld icons
  • Optional enhanced music (Add in cut content music like Giovanni’s theme)
  • Optional stereo panned audio (Similar to the Earphone1 option in Pokémon Yellow)
  • Optional alternate color palette Pokémon based on region (catch differently colored Pokémon depending on where they appear in Kanto)
  • Option to turn off the bicycle song (plays in cycling road still)
  • Option to turn on smoother higher framerate fade animations while on the GBC
  • Tweak the type matchups to be exactly like gen 1, gen 2, or a cross between them if you like directly in-game.
  • Optional in-battle experience bar
  • Option to give trainers some Stat EXP to their Pokémon based on level. Makes the game a little bit harder.
  • Option to have the game track the PP of opponents (the original game they had infinite PP). Makes the game a little bit easier.
  • If you’re playing on GBC and have the palettes set to SGB or GBC mode, move animations will have colors! Surf will be blue, ember will be red, etc.
  • There are a couple entirely new things added into the game to facilitate quality of life fixes. Including:
  • An NPC who can permanently remove CUT trees.
  • An NPC who can revive fossils for you in SAFFRON CITY so you can get fossil Pokémon a bit earlier.
  • An NPC who will give you LAPRAS a bit earlier in the game.
  • An NPC who will teach you how to DIG in between towns just like you can FLY in between towns.

Changelog

v2.5.5

BUGFIXES

  • BUG: Oak’s text is messed up when receiving pokeballs from him. FIX: Put the messed up text on the next line of dialogue to fix it.
  • BUG: Safari zone east’s sign is incorrect in its directions. FIX: Put the correct directions.
  • BUG: Only one of the hidden items on Route 25 was obtainable, not both. FIX: Fix the incorrect assignment due to the Bill’s Garden Changes in version 2.4
  • BUG: Weird glitches on hooking a fished pokemon. FIX: Fix the error in optimized code I made in 2.5.4
  • BUG: Moves with side effects like MEDITATE, SHARPEN where they can raise multiple stats could do things like say “Nothing happened!” twice if both stats are maxed, or not display the move animation if the first stat was maxed but the second one wasn’t. FIX: Make “Nothing happened!” only display once if both are maxed, and make the move animation always play as expected if the move worked.

TWEAKS

  • Scyther starts with the move SHARPEN now. Seems like it makes sense.

File Name

Pokemon PureRed

File Size

531KB

Version

2.5.5

Release Date

World: January 25, 2024

Genre

RPG

Developer

Vortiene

Platform

Game Boy

Region

USA

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