Pokemon Emerald DX
- Creator: daninrl
- Version: Beta v0.5
- Hack of: Emerald
- Updated: April 2022
- Introduction of the Fairy type and new moves to support it.
- Implementation of the Physical/Special split for moves.
- Removal of badge boosts.
- EXP share is now a Key Item that affects the entire party and can be turned on/off.
- EXP is now granted when capturing Pokemon.
- Pokemon that received stat boosts in Gen 6 & 7 had their stats upgraded.
- Pokemon that evolve via trade can now be evolved with items.
- TMs are now infinite, leading to adjustments in shop inventory and Pickup rewards.
- Various smaller adjustments and bug fixes were made.
- The PokeDex has been expanded to include 400 Pokemon, primarily Eeveelutions and some cross-gen evolutions.
- All 400 Pokemon can be obtained in a single playthrough without trading.
- The National Dex is available from the start.
- Following Pokemon is now possible.
- A Day/Night cycle has been added, affecting encounter rates.
- POKEMON LEAGUE SERVICES replaces the Wireless Club and includes a Move Deleter and specialty shops.
- Mints are introduced to control Pokemon nature.
- Vitamins now increase IVs directly, and Supplements decrease IVs.
- All Mystery Gift event content is accessible in-game via new sequences in the postgame.
- A DOJO has been added in Slateport City for EV training.
- Daily events from NPCs provide items or gifts.
- Red, Blue, and Leaf make minor appearances and are available for post-game battles.
- The first STRAND TYPE Pokemon game is introduced, where players deliver parcels for the Petalburg Post to earn extra cash.
- Ferry trainers are available for rematches on every trip as an alternative way to grind EXP postgame.
- GEN 4 style sprites: I’ve always found the gen 3 sprites unappealing, and I find that the gen 4 style sprites match well with the aesthetic of Gen 3 tilesets without feeling too large.
- Battle Backgrounds: Full art backgrounds replace the floating tiles.
- Following Pokemon: Some of the larger Pokemon may look odd following you, and some people may not be fans, so followers can be toggled on/off in your options!
Update Log – Beta v.0.5
(4/5): Big update. See releases for notes! Recommended to update, saves *should* remain compatible.
(4/3, yet again): Corrected an issue with New Mauville buttons that prevented progress! This one’s critical; highly recommend updating, and your saves should remain compatible!
(4/3, again): Corrected an issue with Lilycove city, and fixed town encounter tables.
(4/3): Corrected an issue with Lanette.
Wow, it sounds like Pokemon Emerald DX is packed with exciting new features and improvements! With an expanded PokeDex of 400 Pokemon, players will have plenty of new and rare creatures to catch and train. The ability to obtain all 400 Pokemon in a single playthrough without trading is a great convenience for players who don’t have access to trading partners.
The addition of a Day/Night cycle will add a new level of realism to the game, and players will have to adjust their gameplay strategies accordingly based on the time of day. The new POKEMON LEAGUE SERVICES feature is a great addition, as it includes useful tools such as the Move Deleter and specialty shops that can aid in gameplay.
The introduction of Mints to control Pokemon nature is a game-changer, as it allows players to fine-tune their Pokemon’s stats and abilities to better suit their playstyle. The changes to Vitamins and Supplements also add new layers of complexity to the game’s mechanics, and will require players to think strategically about how they train their Pokemon.
The inclusion of daily events and the DOJO in Slateport City for EV training are great ways to keep players engaged in the postgame, and the ability to battle with classic characters like Red, Blue, and Leaf will be a real treat for longtime fans of the series. Finally, the STRAND TYPE gameplay mechanic sounds like a fun and unique way to earn extra cash and explore the world of Hoenn in a new way. Overall, Pokemon Emerald DX seems like an exciting and must-play experience for fans of the franchise!