Pokemon Lunatic Crystal ROM

Pokemon Lunatic Crystal rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Pokemon Lunatic Crystal 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 35 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Pokemon Lunatic Crystal is a GBC ROM Hack by GetKosiorekt based on Pokemon Crystal. Pokemon Lunatic Crystal is a difficulty ROM Hack that provides not only a major challenge, but is also an attempt at making Gen 2 more balanced and enjoyable, while also retaining the charm of the original games.

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Additional Information

Pokemon Lunatic Crystal is a GBC ROM Hack by GetKosiorekt based on Pokemon Crystal. It was last updated on January 23, 2024.

Also, be sure to check out Digimon Crystal.


Pokemon Lunatic Crystal is a difficulty ROM Hack that provides not only a major challenge, but is also an attempt at making Gen 2 more balanced and enjoyable, while also retaining the charm of the original games.


  • Trainer parties have been massively improved. Every trainer has a more varied and stronger line-up and all of the important opponents have custom movesets, held items, better Pokemon and are at a higher level.
  • Many enemy trainers have improved DV’s.
  • The Rival now has 3 seperate teams depending on your starter choice.
  • More opponents use healing items.
  • Stat EXP and all of the badge boosts have been removed. The 25% Status miss chance that the AI had is also gone. This makes fights more challenging and sets the player on equal footing with enemy trainers. Furthermore Vitamins (with the exception of PP UP) and X items have been removed.
  • The player is prohibited from using items in battle and the “SET” battle mode is enforced against important opponents.
  • In an attempt to stop overleveling obedience now applies to all Pokemon and acts as a level cap that is increased with every Johto badge. The game also features a set level cap which is applied before you become the Champion for the first time. These restrictions do not apply in Kanto.
  • The progression of the game is mostly unchanged, however the HM for Strength is now locked behind Jasmine, instead of Whitney and Mt. Mortar water route has been sealed off, as such the player needs to defeat Chuck and Jasmine before getting access to Mahogany. Mahogany’s trainers and Pokemon have increased levels as a result. The Suicune battle in the Tin Tower that is unlocked after clearing the Radio Tower is now mandatory in order to being able to fight Clair.
  • Team Rocket now features two named Executives in Archer and Ariana. All of the Team Rocket members use the Team Rocket theme and all of them have a custom “R” battle transition.
  • The player has the ability to rematch all 16 Gym Leaders, the Elite Four and Champion Lance. You can battle Johto Gym Leaders again after defeating Lance for the first time and the other rematches are unlocked upon obtaining all 16 Badges.
  • Battles against important Kanto characters that were not in the original GSC have been added (ex. You can now battle Lorelei in Kanto). Furthermore, a “Red-like” character in Gold is now the opponent in Virdian City’s Trainer School, with the proper theme to boot.
  • Better encounter variety in Johto: you can now get every Johto Pokemon before unlocking Kanto and many Kanto Pokemon are now obtainable in Johto. The player can now also get fossils and revive them just like in Generation 1. Game Corner Pokemon have also been changed. Wild Pokemon have increased levels as well.
  • Some in-game trades have been changed (for example you can now get a Rhyhorn in Violet City).
  • The Celebi event has been restored and functions in the same way as the Virtual Console releases.
  • Friendship and Trade evolutions have been removed, every Pokemon that evolves now does so by either level up or with the use of evolution stones. Evolution Stones are now purchasable in Goldenrod and Celadon, albeit at a higher price. Several Pokemon now also evolve at lower levels.
  • Improved level-up learnsets: the vast majority of Pokemon now have much better learnsets, with all moves being learned at lower levels. All evolution stages share the levels at which they learn moves, so the player no longer needs to delay evolutions and can enjoy a power boost right away. This does not apply to most stone evolutions (the exception being for example Eevee), however.
  • Improved TM/HM learnsets: Many Pokemon now have the ability to learn new TMs and HMs. TMs are now also reuseable, rather than one use. Pokemon can now freely forget HMs as well.
  • The Goldenrod move tutor now appears every day.
  • Many moves have changed power, accuracy and type, as well as new effects in order to make them more viable and give player more varied options (For example Strength is now a Rock Type Move and Sky Attack functions in a similar way to Brave Bird).
  • Some Pokemon have increased stats and new secondary types in order to make them more viable (For example Ledian is now a Bug/Psychic type with +20 to its’ SpA).
  • Many in-game rewards have been changed.
  • The Cianwood Pharmacy now sells status curing Berries.
  • All Pokemon now have custom Menu icons.
  • Some characters such as Eusine get a new overworld sprite. Characters added to this hack also get an overworld sprite of their own.
  • QoL features such as Pokemon not taking Poison damage in the overworld, the Move Relearner, Kurt instantly making Pokeballs, the TM and HM name displaying upon obtaining them and many more have been added.
  • The Pokeballs that Kurt creates have been fixed to function as intended. Poison and Paralysis now also increases the catch rate.
  • The EXP system has been updated to match the one found in Generation 6, all battle participants obtain an equal amount of EXP and the EXP. Share now functions the same as it does in Gen 6 and is now a key item, instead of a held item. To further help with the grind, the player now can get more Rare Candies either in the overworld, or as rewards. Lucky Egg is also obtainable in Johto. Catching Pokemon also grants EXP, just like it does in Let’s Go games for instance.



  • The artificial save delay has been deleted. The player can now save the game instantly without any delays.
  • The Clock Reset button combination has been simplified, to bring up the clock reset dialog, press Down + B. Furthermore there is no password required.
  • Pokemon no longer gain experience upon reaching the level cap or level 100.
  • A check has been added to Gym Leader Jasmine to check whether you defeated Chuck or not. Defeating Chuck first is mandatory as it’s no longer possible to challenge Jasmine with 4 badges.
  • The battle menu now displays the move’s Power and Accuracy in the bottom left corner when selecting a move. The accuracy is displayed with the 0-255 Figure which is used by the game to calculate accuracy with 255 being the maximum number, or in other words: 100% accuracy.


  • The obedience system has been replaced with Level Caps which scale with every badge that player obtains.
  • IMPORTANT: The level caps are only in effect when a new game is started, if you are playing an older version simply swapping the ROM and playing with an already existing save file will not work, you will need to start a new game.


  •  Most overworld Pokemon (with the exception of the Youngster Battle at the start of the game) have received new overworld sprites to match their custom menu icons.
  • Added a second battle against Gold in Viridian City after you beat Red with a stronger team, making him a “superboss” of Lunatic Crystal.
  • Removed Vitamins from Buena’s Passwords rewards replacing them with held items instead.
  • Gave some new stat upgrades and learnset changes to some Pokemon, the new changes, alongside the older ones can be found in the documents.
  • The Olivine City Trade now offers Remoraid instead of Voltorb.

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Pokemon Lunatic Crystal

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Release Date

World: January 23, 2024






Game Boy Color




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