Pokemon Fire Red Essence ROM

Pokemon Fire Red Essence rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokemon Fire Red 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 Fire Red Essence is an enhanced version of the original Pokemon Fire Red and allows you to catch all Gen 1 Pokemon from Fire Red/Leaf Green.

You can download the Pokemon Fire Red 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 Fire Red 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 Fire Red Essence ROM or GBA file by Installing VisualBoyAdvance on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android or IOS/iphone.

Additional Information

Pokemon Fire Red Essence is a GBA ROM Hack by GCass based on Pokemon Fire Red in English.

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon Emerald Essence as it’s by the same author.


The goal of this ROM hack is to retain the essence of the original game while allowing you to catch all of the Pokémon that were supposed to be caught in Fire Red/Leaf Green. All Pokémon can be found where they normally are, eliminating the need to consult a README file to determine their location. This hack is not for you if you want to catch all 386 Pokémon. If you want to be able to catch every Pokémon in Fire Red, regardless of version exclusivity or trading requirements, then this hack is for you!


The changes can be divided into 3 groups; changes that allow for the completion of the Kanto Dex, changes that allow non-Kanto Pokémon to be caught, and quality-of-life changes and modernizations.

Changes that allow for the completion of the Kanto Dex

1. Fire Red/Leaf Green exclusives present in all areas

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

3. NPCs on Six Island will give you the fossil and fighting Pokémon you did not pick

4. Pinsir is now available as a prize at the game corner

5. The starters you did not pick can be found in Rocket Warehouse

6. An NPC on Seven Island will reward you for completing the Kanto Dex

Changes that allow non-Kanto Pokémon to be caught

7. An NPC on Seven Island will give you the Mystic and Aurora Tickets

8. Entei, Suicune, and Raikou no longer roam and can now be found at Navel Rock

9. Cut content from Altering Cave has been added

10. UP-GRADE, Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, and King’s Rock are no longer held items

Quality of life changes and modernizations

11. TMs are reusable

12. HMs are now forgettable

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

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

15. Flame body and Magma armor now cut the steps needed to hatch an egg in half

16. Move tutors are reusable (Except for the one in Cape Brink)

17. The Move Reminder no longer requires mushrooms

18. Adjusted game corner coin rate

19. Moon stones are now sold in Celedon Department Store, Sun Stones are now sold in Seven Island Mart

20. The Silk Scarf and Dragon Fang can be bought from the game corner

21. Minor dialogue alterations to be consistent with changes

File Name

Pokemon Fire Red Essence

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Release Date

World: October 17, 2022






Game Boy Advance




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