Great video games have been created by Nintendo.
So why not let fans come up with their own ideas?
To show my support for those who have been harmed by Nintendo’s out-of-date and (to be honest) shoddy business tactics, I’ve compiled a list of the greatest ROM hacks using Fakemon that I could find.
10. Pokemon Sweets or Sweets 2
I understand that not everyone will enjoy this ROM hack.
In terms of Fakemon, it’s got a few, but they’re all based on sugary treats from different regions.
The sprites are updated to fit the new flavor-based typing system.
If that’s not your cup of tea, don’t stress about it. It’s not a shift that everyone can get on board with.
The new sprite tweaks, on the other hand, really work rather nicely.
An excellent job was done by whoever was in charge of the design here.
It’s only because it’s so good that I’m including it on the list.
When it comes to stories, count me in.
This has always been the driving force behind my writing.
As a result, you can count on me to write about any ROM hack that features a unique tale.
That’s what Altair/Sirius is, in a nutshell.
In spite of the fact that it is a recreation of Hoenn in terms of the area, the plot is wholly unique and original. All of the Fakemon featured in this ROM hack look fantastic, as do most decent ROM hacks.
This hack isn’t something I’d play only for the new Mon.
However, the whole experience is one of the most comprehensive and spotless available.
Altair/Sirius was preceded by Vega, which is a direct sequel.
Both of these original ROM hacks (Altair/Sirius is really two games) are excellent, and it’s unusual to see an original plot ROM hack produced, much less a sequel.
As well as Fakemon and a brand-new plotline, Vega is also located in a whole different location.
It improves on everything its predecessor excelled at.
Even without the Fakémon, this is one of the best ROM hacks ever created. It’s true that there are games with greater Fakés, but very few provide the whole package that Vega delivers.
7. Adventure Red
Simply said, I dislike ROM hacks created using Generation I or II hardware.
My apologies, but this is unnecessary. There’s no good reason, apart from nostalgia, to play the more recent games instead of the newer ones.
As a result, AdventureRed is absolutely fantastic.
FireRed-inspired includes a strong lineup of Fakemon that aren’t available until well into the game, but they’re worth the wait.
The tale is adapted from the Red manga, and the hack gives the source material justice. In addition, there are new character portraits, a higher level cap, and other features.
Updates continue to this day, making it one of the most reliable ROM hacks available. Unlike some of the other entries in this list, this one doesn’t emphasize as much on its fakemon.
The first fangame on this list is Empyrean.
In other words, it was created using RPG Maker, not a ROM hack.
Even yet, the game is still a Pokémon one. With the help of Fakemon.
This isn’t the finest fan-made narrative I’ve seen, but it’s unique and interesting all the same.
For the sake of Fakémon, I’m placing Empyrean in sixth place rather than focusing on other parts of the game.
There are fusions, new kinds, and a new archetype dubbed “berserk” Pokémon, and it promises to bring many more in addition to the original sprites.
Even though the rest of the game is mediocre at best, this game has a lot of original Pokédex stuff.
5. Water Red
In comparison to WaterRed, AdventureRed is a greater ROM hack.
A better plot, gameplay, and all-around better experience.
When it comes to the original Fakemon it presents, though, Water Red is a formidable Pokémon.
It contains a wide range of new sprites, as well as regional variations and the often-used delta Pokémon.
As a Pokédex-focused ROM hack, it’s not as thorough as some others.
Fan games of the RPG creators, SolarLight and LunarDark. As a result, creators have a lot more creative freedom than those who do ROM hacks.
Even the developers of these games are making use of it.
There’s a brand-new plot here, as well as an entirely new location to discover.
They all look fantastic, and none of them stick out too much in the region.
It’s hard to go wrong with either of these two choices if you’re searching for a safe bet. Unlike some Pokémon fan games, this one doesn’t go over the top, so you’ll get a more authentic experience.
In the Pokémon community, Pokémon Insurgence is one of the best-known fan games.
It’s also finished to the hilt. You won’t have to deal with any game-breaking glitches, and you won’t be cut off in the middle of your journey.
Insurgence has a great narrative, but the Fakémon is excellent, so I’m putting it at the top of this list due to that.
Instead of battling against a single BBEG, you’ll be up against a slew of rival cults scattered around the territory.
An unexpectedly grim tale, though far from the most heinous offenders in the genre. As a result, there’s no need to be alarmed about things turning wild.
Because of this, it’s one of the most lauded home-brew games. So get a copy and give it a whirl. Or don’t, because if you don’t, it’s you, not me, who’s going to miss out on this opportunity.
While Clover is adored by certain Pokémon fans, she is despised by many.
It’s a fantastic game with the finest collection of Fakémon ever released, in my opinion.
The whole Pokédex is composed of sprites created by the Fakemon.
As far as I know, it’s the most ambitious ROM hack to date. But when you look at the game’s origins, everything makes sense.
The /VP/Pokémon board on 4chan created Clover.
If you’ve never heard of 4chan, it’s best to avoid this game.
If you’re familiar with 4chan and/or /VP/ and are a fan, this game is for you.
If you despise 4chan, you’ll probably despise this game as well. Nonetheless, you should give it a go.
Basically, it’s that easy.
Pokémon Uranium is a game made by people that enjoy the series.
What a game for fans.
Fakémon-wise, it’s the finest of the best, but it may also be said to be the best ever built by a fan for a Pokémon game.
Highbred Dex has significantly more Fakémon than standard Pokémon, and each one is of exceptional quality. Among the 166 new ‘Mons, there are no duds whatsoever.
There are new characters, a fresh plot, and a lot of flairs.
The game isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. No mainline Pokémon games are to be found here, so don’t expect to find anything like the Nintendo games here.
The Pokémon Uranium subreddit is a great place to find out more about this hack and download it.