Pokemon Emerald Essence ROM

Pokemon Emerald Essence rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokemon Emerald Essence is about 35 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 60 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Pokemon Emerald Essence is an enhanced version of the original Pokemon Emerald and allows you to catch all Gen 3 Pokemon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald.

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

Additional Information

Pokemon Emerald Essence is a GBA ROM Hack by GCass based on Pokemon Emerald in English. It was last updated on November 17, 2023.

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon Emerald Enhanced.


The goal of this ROM hack is to preserve the essence of the original game while making it possible to obtain every Pokemon that was meant to be caught in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. All Pokemon are found where they normally are, eliminating the need to look at a README file to find out where they are located. If you want to catch all 386 Pokemon, then this hack is not for you. If you want to play through Emerald with the ability to catch every Pokemon present, regardless of version exclusivity or trading requirements, then this hack IS for you!


The changes can be divided into 2 groups; changes that allow for the completion of the Hoenn Dex and quality of life changes/modernizations.

Changes that allow for the completion of the Hoenn Dex

1. Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald exclusives present in all areas

2. Pokemon that normally evolve by trading now evolve at level 37

3. The starters you did not pick can be found in Desert Underpass

4. An NPC in the Battle Frontier Pokemon Center will reward you for completing the Hoenn Dex

5. Dragon Scale, DeepSeaTooth, and DeepSeaScale can now evolve Pokemon by using them.

6. An NPC in the Battle Frontier Pokemon Center will give you the Mystic Ticket, Aurora Ticket, Eon Ticket, and Old Sea Map

Quality of life changes/modernizations

7. TMs are reusable

8. HMs are now forgettable

9. The running shoes are available from the beginning of the game and you can run indoors

10. Stats that are affected by natures are color-coded on the summary screen

11. The Everstone now passes down natures 100% of the time regardless of gender

12. Egg moves can now be passed down by both parents

13. When a repel wears off, you will be immediately asked if you would like to use another one

14. Instead of choosing between the Mach and Acro bikes, Rydel now gives you both

15. Move tutors are reusable

16. The Move Reminder no longer requires Heart Scales

17. The TMs for Flamethrower and Double Team can be bought in Lilycove Department Store

18. Cut content from Altering Cave has been added

19. All evolution items can be bought in the Battle Frontier Poke Mart

20. Minor dialogue alterations to be consistent with changes.

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Pokemon Emerald Essence

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Release Date

World: November 17, 2023






Game Boy Advance




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