Pokemon R.O.W.E

Pokemon R.O.W.E GBA ROM

Creatorrioluwott
TypePokemon Emerald
Versionv1.9.0.1
Updated OnJune 7, 2023

Pokemon R.O.W.E is a Pokemon ROM that was developed/Created by Rioluwott (Original Creator) The current version of the ROM is ‘v1.9.0.1’ which is based on Pokemon Emerald. The ROM was last updated on June 7, 2023, and the new version has been recently rolled out.

Storyline

R.O.W.E is basically a try by the creator to make an open-world Pokemon Emerald with a lot of changes. This game tends to offer an open-world experience of the Hoenn region and it is designed in such a way that the task of team building becomes easier, without the need to breed.

Besides that, all Pokémon are now accessible from the very beginning of the game, which simply means allowing players are now free to experiment with different team combinations without any worry. The game also comes with some cool features which include Wondertrade, Following Pokémon, and updated mechanics up to Gen 8.

Characteristics

  • Generation 8 gameplay
  • Choose your companions on the journey
  • Enjoy numerous quality-of-life enhancements, eliminating the need to breed for optimal IVs and abilities
  • Access to Egg Move Tutor
  • Pick from 9 starter Pokémon or have one assigned randomly
  • Tailor your adventure with 3 distinct difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, and Hard
  • Immerse yourself in regional music, offering Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh options
  • Opt for a randomized challenge
  • Engage in Double Battle Mode for every encounter
  • Experience battles with an inverted type chart in Inverse Mode
  • Opt for Perfect IVs Mode, where everything boasts 31 IVs
  • Engage in battles without EVs in No EVs Mode
  • Spice up your adventure with a Random Party Mode
  • Try a mode akin to Little Cup
  • Bid farewell to the need for HMs
  • Participate in in-game Wonder Trades
  • Use Nature Mints to your advantage
  • Customize the Poké Balls of previously caught Pokémon
  • Encounter Pokémon from all 8 generations
  • Choose your movement speed with AutoRun options
  • Access up to 120 TMs
  • Embrace the Physical/Special Split or revert it with an in-game option
  • Engage in daily Gym Leader rematches
  • Experience level scaling based on your badge count, with an evolution system for both trainers and wild Pokémon
  • Enjoy reusable TMs
  • Unleash Mega Evolutions in battles
  • Use the DexNav to seek out rare Pokémon (courtesy of ghoulslash)
  • Embark on your adventure with Gen 8 Flying Taxis from the outset (thanks to surskitty)
  • Access essential services like the Name Rater, Move Reminder, Move Deleter, and IV checker at all Pokémon Centers
  • Experience a clean and clear interface with decapitalized text (contributed by Wyrserth and AsparagusEdu)
  • Enhance your surfing experience by pressing B for faster movement in water (suggested by ghoulslash)
  • Adhere to a Soft Level Cap in Hard Mode akin to Pokémon Clover (inspired by PokémonCrazy)
  • Utilize the Gen 7 Daycare System
  • Navigate a beautiful and functional Pokédex (by TheXaman)
  • Toggle the Gen 6 Exp. Share on and off at will (by Lunos)
  • Fly without the need for the move by having a compatible Pokémon in your party (by Buffelsaft)
  • Utilize the Eon Flute for convenient travel

Changelog (What has Changed)

v1.9.0.1

  • Shiny Dratini with the move Barrier
  • Shiny Gible with the move Dragon Dance
  • Shiny Axew with the move Lunge

Other notable updates:

  • Introduced a new legendary Pokémon to the game
  • Implemented an informative Option menu to elucidate various game settings for better comprehension
  • Enhanced user experience by enabling the Start menu to remember the most recent option used, ensuring a seamless transition
  • Rectified a graphic issue within the summary screen during move changes
  • Addressed a calculation problem affecting Heat Crash damage
  • Optimized the save menu to function more efficiently and reduce processing time
  • Conducted several bug fixes to enhance overall gameplay stability

v1.9.0

  • Expanded the variety of Pokémon cries based on their respective Egg groups, providing a more dynamic and immersive experience
  • Introduced a revamped Summary Screen, offering additional information and featuring dynamic, moving backgrounds
  • Elevated the visual appeal of various menus, including the Start Menu, Bag Menu, Party Screen, and others, by incorporating scrolling backgrounds
  • Collaborated with @Hyo to enhance the designs of Emerald Brendan, Emerald May, and RS Brendan Costumes, delivering a significant aesthetic upgrade
  • Introduced a new Hilbert Costume (for the male player) with credit to kwenio for the sprite contribution
  • Enhanced the gameplay by allowing battles against the first 6 Pokémon in Box 1 via the PC Storage option in Mock Battle settings, enabling strategic team building and fun battles against diverse teams
  • Elevated the excitement of encountering and catching legendary Pokémon (Rayquaza, Latios, Latias, Mewtwo, and Diancie) by enabling Mega Evolution during battles
  • Improved visual effects by synchronizing Kecleon’s color with the player’s attire
  • Addressed availability issues for Snubbull, Vullaby, and Miltank
  • Fixed irregular behavior in Latios and Latias encounters
  • Enhanced battle experiences with a new background specifically designed for forest areas
  • Optimized the Evolution Maniac script to provide all Evolution items and resolved a Sludge Bomb TM issue in New Game Plus
  • Addressed the Infinite Exp Charm glitch
  • Implemented numerous updates and enhancements, some of which have already been added and others that were inadvertently omitted
  • Resolved various issues and bugs for smoother gameplay
  • Introduced Manaphy as a Mystery Gift, adding a valuable addition to the game’s content and offerings

v1.8.3

  • Gym Leaders have been reworked to adapt their teams and increase their strength based on the number of badges you possess, providing a dynamic and challenging battle experience.
  • Streamlined the reward system by allowing Gym Leaders to grant all rewards in a single encounter if you possess the required badges, eliminating the need for multiple battles to claim rewards.
  • Implemented a system to enable players to rematch Gym Leaders and obtain missed rewards by battling them with the complete set of badges.
  • Introduced a visual element of changing Pokémon companions next to the Gym Leaders, showcasing badge progress.
  • In hard mode, augmented the challenge by requiring players to defeat all trainers within a Gym before facing the Gym Leader.
  • Enhanced the strength and composition of Gym trainers for a more engaging and formidable training experience.
  • Addressed a bug related to the levels of Gym trainers, ensuring consistency and accuracy throughout the game.
  • Integrated a communication system where Scott provides post-battle information and updates on unlocked features after defeating a Gym Leader.
  • Improved accessibility by allowing players to be escorted directly to the Gym Leader by the Gym Guide after defeating them.
  • Provided an option to battle all the Gym trainers again after a successful rematch with the Gym Leader.
  • Adjusted various trainer teams for a balanced and challenging gameplay experience.
  • Rectified issues with field effects caused by moves like Opposite day and Trickster, ensuring smooth gameplay transitions.
  • Introduced a special Mystery Gift, offering a Shiny Axew with Lunge that can be acquired without requiring any badges.
  • Resolved a glitch with the Bike, ensuring the correct behavior when using it from the Bag menu.
  • Ensured the proper distribution and appearance of Mareep throughout the game world.
  • Addressed various bugs and made additional tweaks and refinements for a polished gameplay experience.

v1.8.2.2

  • Addressed an issue with the move tutor menu, ensuring it functions correctly even when there are over 40 moves available.
  • Corrected the hidden power type calculation for the PSS change in No Split Mode, providing accurate results.
  • Resolved a display problem where the PP text in battle was showing as “Current PP/Current PP” instead of “Current PP/Max PP,” offering a more informative battle interface.
  • Expanded move options by granting Scale Shot to specific Pokémon that can learn it via tutoring.
  • Provided all tutor moves to Mew, now that the associated glitch has been resolved.
  • Updated the Mystery Gift to feature an AZ Floette Rerun, making it available to players who have caught Rayquaza.
  • Made various minor tweaks and adjustments to enhance overall gameplay and fix minor issues.

Screenshots

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Credits

rioluwott, AsparagusEdu, Lunos, PokemonCrazy, ghoulslashns, TheXaman, surskitty, Diego Mertens, WiserVisor, Dizzyegg, Pyredrid, Buffelsaft, Sapphire Jester

FAQ

Where can I find the ‘Evolution Stone’?

We’ve made it easier for players! After getting four badges, you can buy all the items needed to evolve your Pokémon at the Lilycove Department Store. No more hunting around for these items—you can find them all in one place! Happy evolving!

Are every Pokémon Available in this game?

You can find every Pokémon in the game, except for a few special Mythical and Legendary Pokémon. Don’t worry, though—we plan to add them in a future update. Stay tuned for even more Pokémon adventures!

What is the Surprise Me Option in the starter selection?

You’ll now receive a random first-stage Pokémon, except for Mythical and Legendary ones. The excitement of unpredictability awaits—let the Pokémon adventures begin!

How can I evolve Pokémon that evolve by trade?

Head over to the Name Rater’s place in Slateport, have a chat with the Tradeback Guy, and pick the Pokémon you’re eager to see evolve. Let the evolution process unfold and watch your Pokémon grow!

How many badges do I need to use the Egg Move Tutor or the TM Move Tutor on every Pokémon Center?

Leveling up the challenge! To access the Egg Move Tutor, make sure you’ve earned 6 badges. If you’re aiming for the TM Move Tutor, push forward and attain 8 badges. Good luck on your quest to master these advanced moves!

Can I change my Pokémon Abilities/Natures?

Absolutely! To switch your Pokémon’s ability to its alternate normal ability, grab an Ability Capsule from the house behind the Pokémon Center in Oldale Town. But if you’re aiming for the hidden ability, swing by Pacifidlog Town and exchange 1 Yellow Shard for an Ability Patch. Make those abilities work for you!

How does ‘Pokémon’ Evolves?

In your journey, utilize the in-game Pokédex to gather crucial details. Check out Pokémon evolutions and a treasure trove of valuable information such as base stats, abilities, movesets, EV yield, and more. Arm yourself with knowledge to become a Pokémon master!

What is the shiny rate in this game?

If you’re after those elusive Shiny Pokémon, the Shiny Rate remains consistent with Vanilla Emerald. However, for an effective shiny hunting experience, I strongly recommend utilizing the DexNav. Happy hunting and may you encounter many sparkling and rare Shiny Pokémon on your adventure!

What Mythicals/Legendaries are obtainable?

Articuno, Moltres, Mew, Entei, Ho-oh, Lugia, Registeel, Regice, Regirock, Latios, Latias, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Heatran, and ShayminIf you have any specific questions or if there’s something specific you’d like to know about these Pokémon, feel free to ask!

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