Pokemon Crystal Ultimate is a GBA Rom Hack that is based on Crystal and was created by Major Agnostic. It was last updated on December 8, 2021.
|Name||Pokemon Crystal Prodigy|
|Version||v1.0 + Hotfix|
|Creator||Major Agnostic, Rangi, Electro, potato, TriAttackDev, TriteHexagon, Stan40, Mmmmmm, Aquacode, Sir Kitten Tavo, Farfetch’d/Ping Pong, Mr. Kanye, jordanar18, No_Honor, Snowy_Zombie, Jason Biggson/Ben&Co|
The goal of Pokemon Crystal Ultimate is to be the ultimate Pokemon Crystal experience for fans: same story, same Pokemon, same locations, but the game is more playable, balanced, and challenging. Just about everything is viable now due to a thorough revision of moves, learn sets, base stats, and Pokemon availability. The game’s challenge has been increased by revamping the level curve and adding to trainer parties custom moves, DVs and stat experience, as well as providing a greater variety and number of Pokemon to their teams.
You’ve probably heard about my upcoming ROM hack, Pokemon Crystal Ultimate! The most recent playable version is v0.8, which includes everything up to and including the E4. The goal of this hack is to provide fans with the ultimate Pokemon Crystal experience, a sort of remastering in which the story, Pokemon, and world remain the same, but the game is more playable, balanced, and challenging. There’s also some new content, as well as many QoL improvements ranging from music to sprite work to brand new features and battle system enhancements!
Because of a thorough revision of moves, typing, learn sets, base stats, and Pokemon availability, almost everything is now viable. The game’s difficulty has been increased by redesigning the level curve and adding custom moves, DVs, and stat experience to trainer parties, as well as providing a greater variety and number of Pokemon to their teams. The game, on the other hand, is designed to be Nuzlocke-able, so the challenge, while high at times, is fair.
Locations in the original game that was mostly empty, such as Ilex Forest, Ice Path, and Victory Road (not to mention Kanto), now have extra trainers and items. I’ve also taken some liberties to spice up and rebalance gameplay, such as changing the type of a dozen Pokemon, swapping out a few regular-shiny palettes to reflect this, and changing type matchups to balance out Poison and Steel.
Understandably, some players may find that some of these changes deviate too far from what they expect from this type of hack, so I created a Classic version of the game that removes most base stat changes, Pokemon typing and type matchup changes, most palette swaps, and will lower the shiny rate slightly in the final release. The ‘Classic’ tag is used in the documentation to identify the specific differences for that version (see Discord link at the bottom of this post).
In addition, all 251 Pokemon can be obtained through normal play, and all Johto Pokemon can be obtained before reaching the Pokemon League, with the exception of legendaries and starter/odd egg Pokemon that you did not obtain. On top of that, there are numerous quality of life improvements as well as brand new features that improve playability without detracting from the original game’s feel! Below are some screenshots, followed by a list of features.
Pokemon Crystal Ultimate Features
- Empty locations in the original game such as Ilex Forest, Ice Path and Victory Road now have extra trainers and items
- An effort to spice up and rebalance gameplay, such as type changes to a few Pokemon, a couple of regular-shiny palette swaps to reflect this, and Steel now normally resisting Poison moves
- All 251 Pokemon can be obtained in-game (in the full-release) and all Johto Pokemon can be obtained before reaching the Pokemon League (except for legendaries and the starters that you didn’t choose)
- New music
- Softer night versions for all outdoor themes
- Hold B to run
- An improved move tutor
- A move deleter in Goldenrod
- A new move reminder in Blackthorn
- Badge boost removed
- Reusable TMs
- Trade evolutions now use stones
- Shiny odds have been increased and shinies always have high DVs
- Revised in-game trades
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