Pokemon Red Expert ROM

Pokemon Red Expert rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokemon Red Expert is about 20 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 35 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Pokemon Red Expert is a Game Boy ROM Hack by ericgall23 based on Pokemon Red. This game is a hack of Pokémon Red. It's a much harder version of the game designed for experts Pokemon players (and trainers)! Trainers are of course much stronger, but people are more mature in general and have things to teach you if you want to become an expert in life in general.

You can download the Pokemon Red Expert 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.

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

Additional Information

Pokemon Red Expert is a Game Boy ROM Hack by ericgall23 based on Pokemon Red. It was last updated on December 17, 2023.

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon Kanto Expansion Pak.


This game is a hack of Pokémon Red. It’s a much harder version of the game designed for experts Pokémon players (and trainers)! Trainers are of course much stronger, but people are more mature in general and have things to teach you if you want to become an expert in life in general.


  • Pokémon and people sprites are updated to 2nd-Gen graphics (This was made by Break in Red Proud Eyes)
  • New starters: Exeggcute, Growlithe and Shellder. (Those have been bred by Blue’s original Pokémon, and Prof Oak wants to offer you a different feeling/quest, and it’s so good to have changed!)
  • Almost all Pokémon learns at least 1, 2 or 3 new moves at level 1, and while they level-up as well.
  • These moves have been taken from future generations (Even up to Gen 9!), egg moves or duplicates of the same great and essential moves that needed to be relearned (To avoid a Pokémon from being walled completely!).
  • In total, 523 new moves have been added among the 151 Pokémon (Except Ditto, Caterpie and Weedle, of course!)!
  • Each moveset have been carefully done, and adjustments have been made, throwing away “useless” moves.
  • “Useless” moves like DisableFocus Energy (Doesn’t work well in Gen 1) and Haze are not learnable anymore. Also, those who learn Roar, Mist or Whirlwind learn it only at level 1.
  • For a list of the new movesets, visit the section in the website, or view a joined PDF or Excel document!
  • Geography has been changed! Routes are expanded a little, but nature has taken place. Some areas have changed drastically, such as Route 6 which has been flooded by wild Water-type Pokémon. Also, some towns contain wild Pokémon in grassy areas.
  • The order of the adventure has changed a little. You can access to Cerulean Cave much earlier in the earlier in the game. Also, you have to go on Route 9 (Then Rock Tunnel and so on) after helping Bill at Route 25 (instead of going to Vermilion City).
  • The obtaining of some important items for your quest has changed as well. For example, you obtain the CARD KEY from Mr.Fuji, you obtain the Poké Flute from Silph Co’s president and the S.S. Ticket from a man in Vermilion City. HM05 is also found in the Power Plant. Be sure to talk to everyone!
  • Several people who give an item to you give a new item instead.
  • Many important items have new adjusted prices (Some are inspired by Pokémon Crystal’s clearance sales of Goldenrod City’s Dept-Store rooftop). However, some items are more expensive, such as the evolution stones, rare candies and repels.
  • Some items, such as the Moon Stone, Ether and Elixer, now have a price, of course, as it should have always been.
  • All trainers, Gyms leaders, Rival battles and Elite 4 have changed significantly! They are all harder than before! Many have brand new Pokémon too!
  • Some trainers, such as new Cooltrainers on the road, even have up to 6 Pokémon on their team, so be prepared for some tough challenges!
  • Movesets for Gyms and Elite Four have been carefully done and revised to give you a great challenge! (No more Sky Attack Jolteon like in Break’s Red Proud Eyes)
  • Team Rocket is less present in this game, but they’re still here, and have some plans.
  • You can also have some battles with Prof. Oak during your quest.
  • You can now buy all TMs at various Marts through Kanto. All marts have been changed and adjusted with other items as well!
  • TM04 is now Gust instead of Whirlwind (They are similar moves, right? Since I couldn’t change TMs compatibilities, it’s the only new TM in this game! Also, Whirlwind is completely useless in a trainer battle, so Gust is a slightly better option).
  • Some attacks have been readjusted to be like the future games (Like they should always have been in some cases!). For example:
  • Karate Chop is a Fighting-type move.
  • Gust is a Flying-type move.
  • Sand-Attack is a Ground-type move.
  • Mega Drain has a power of 75 and Absorb has a Power of 40 (That’s the same as LGP/LGE)
  • Jump Kick and Hi Jump Kick have power of 100 and 130 respectively (Like since Black/White!)
  • Dig and Fly has power of 80 and 90 respectively (Like since Diamond/Pearl!)
  • Other moves have been adjusted according to 7th Gen (Sun/Moon positives changes in power only).
  • In-game trades have changed! (Some from Red Proud Eyes have been kept, but some others have been changed! There’s also a bonus new In-Game Trade at Pewter City.)
  • The 2 Snorlax on Route 16 and 12 are both at level 40, Zapdos is level 35, Moltres is level 55, Articuno is level 55 and Mewtwo is level 20 (Can be met much earlier in the game!). Also, the ghost Marowak is Cubone’s father, and is at level 55!
  • Game corner prizes have changed! (For the details, see the Marts section on the website)
  • Wild Pokémon have changed significantly in every route, areas or caves, and even in the sea (See a joined Word Document for details). Also, each Pokémon is sure to appear in the wild in this game, but some are really very rare!
  • Many dialogs have changed or have been improved! You’ll mostly hear new dialogs about many things about life in general, to make you a better person (or an expert!). Most people are mature and talk to you politely, since you’re an expert to become (not a kid!).
  • You can buy Rare Candies at Celadon Dept-Store (5F), which are sure to help you in the later part of the game. (Note you can still trade Pokémon by using TGB DUAL, and since traded Pokémon grow faster, it will sure help!)
  • Many more changes and surprises for you to discover!

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Pokemon Red Expert

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World: December 17, 2023






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