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Oct 15th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Hi, I'm DarkRisingGirl & This is POKEMON Dark Rising. This is my 2nd attempt to complete a full hack with a new epic story, new characters, and a new region. I've always felt the Pokemon series needed a much stronger impact with story-telling & that's what this hack is all about. Within the hack(look to features for more information) you'll encounter pokemon from all 5 generations, the newest attacks, a brand new deep storyline evolving many characters with actual emotions compelling them to move foward, and last but not least, 2 regions with 16 badges & 1 final boss included. I thank you all for playing, I hope you enjoy! ^.^

The Adventure
The Story begins in a dream. A Pokemon suddenly appears
and chooses you, a young boy/girl, to save not only it, but the world itself.
You awake asking yourself questions. Deciding to ignore the dream for now, you step out into your home town known as Fells in the Core Region. Your best friend, who also had the same dream, stops you at the front door to inform you of an emergency message from the town's Professor. When you encounter the professor, he quickly informs you of the disasters and climate changes occuring all over the Core Region. His workers in panic, he asks you to visit the delivery station and pick up a package for him from Prof.Oak. As you set out on this simple task, you encounter a mysterious girl who appears to know knowledge of the dream you've had about a creature name DARUGIS. After recieving the package, a powerful pokemon is within you and your friend, Pete, sight. Eager to test your early skills against a powerful pokemon, you quickly engage in a battle with it. The pokemon uses it's powerful winds, easily defeating your pokemon and knocking you out in the process. After awakening in your room, you see Pete and your mother patiently waiting for your recovery. You soon begin to realize this is the start of a journey into many mysteries and powerful pokemon you can't wait to challenge.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2jdp9n8.png Oren (Hero) - The Hero of the Game.
http://i49.tinypic.com/28ko5dk.png Orena (Heroine) - The Heroine of the Game.
http://i50.tinypic.com/1zx7hn8.png Kaz (Rival) - Your best friend and main rival of the Game.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2mme2is.png Pete - Another friend of the Hero/Heroine.
http://i49.tinypic.com/11bp2k5.jpg Sydney - The mysterious trainer who has a past with Kayo & a connection to the legendary dragon, KYUREM. Her dragon, AXEW, is only seen in the 2nd region of the Game.
http://i48.tinypic.com/15f4uhe.png Kayo - A mysterious trainer who has a past with Sydney & the leader of the Grunts/Goons/Goonetes. His dragon, DEINO, is only seen in the 2nd region of the Game.
http://i48.tinypic.com/xmik5u.png Dray - He proclaims himself as the "Number 1 Trainer in the World". To prove this, he's gone on a search to battle the pokemon champion, Ash Ketchum. He is also the winner of the Sinnoh League and the boyfriend of Florina.
http://i49.tinypic.com/166axz4.png Florina - She's an expert at computers and the girlfriend of Dray. She's the winner of the Unova League, defeating Dray in the final battle of the competition.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2isk4r4.png V - He is the general of the Grunts/Goons/Goonetes & commands DARUGIS's Puppets at the highest order. He also has a past with the player's Father and has a Son & Daughter who have become skilled Pokemon Trainers.


Fan-Made Titlescreen:

Fan Made Box-Art:

The game starts off in the Core Region & later, the Omni Region. 386 Pokemon from regions Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, & Unova, all appear in both.
There will be 16 badges in all. Each gym leader will have his/her own signature Pokemon that is not obtainable in the game.

All Original Characters & Trainers, including some fan favorites from the anime such as:
Ash Ketchum (http://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbulbapedia.bulbagarden.net%2Fwiki %2FAsh_Ketchum&ei=dKN0UJ6fHa6XmQXNxIFw&usg=AFQjCNEEvbB06V2zc62TmWsWGWwfgr03SQ&sig2=kA1U8RHvXfYqg_RyEZysaw)
Misty (http://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbulbapedia.bulbagarden.net%2Fwiki %2FMisty&ei=maN0UNKEM6SImQXvx4DIBg&usg=AFQjCNFqHwUcE8gbzqgIJAHgN8AFdcceLg&sig2=RuVrxk-uu4a6GUD4EnAOjA)
Brock (http://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbulbapedia.bulbagarden.net%2Fwiki %2FBrock&ei=wKN0UJQQ5--YBdeOgagG&usg=AFQjCNGILM_gH7XmOVsd8UNTXpNC-ut_pQ&sig2=5LCqmuW_FyHidS9jNMT_2g)
Aside from the anime favorites, Yami Yugi from
the YUGIOH Series will also have a short apperance
in the hack as a Gym Leader.
There will be newer generation moves. Some to note are Shadow Claw, Roost, Scald, & plenty more.
DW Abilities (Yes that includes the overused fan favorites of Drizzle Poliwag, Drought Vulpix, & Speed Boost Torchic.)
All Pokemon will learn some of their best egg moves from gen 3-5 by level up instead of breeding. (Serebii.net Pokedex was used for this information.)
Inside every pokemon center, there's a Nurse Joy & Doctor Roy. Doctor Roy will be the one to heal your POKEMON. Nurse Joy will be next to him and challenge you to a double battle along side Doctor Roy. This is helpful for exp points.

Support Us!


Youtube Walkthroughs:


Tajaros (Scripting/Support Banner/Ideas)
Wesley FG (OW Sprites)
Kyledove (Tiles)
Mewmasterifly (2 Evil Fakemon Sprites)
MidnightShine (Darugis Sprite)
Kyle_649 (Kyurem Black/White Front/Back Sprites)
NO_obslayer (Titlescreen)
Nightkymz (Tile Inserter)
Evil Arms (Fan-made Titlescreen)

BETA 1 RELEASE: July 30th-August 5th 2012
Beta 1 Errors(Will be fixed in future releases) All are very minor & do not affect the gameplay at all.
1.The introduction sprites for the Hero/Heroine/Rival are Not Inserted.
2.DRAY's trainer sprite's hair is Grey, but his OW's sprite's hair is Dark Blue.
3.New Moves do not have their correct descriptions or animations YET.
4.Kaz's OW sprite has a Black backpack, but his trainer sprite has a Yellow one.
5.The Pikachu at the start of the game's menu is cut off. It will be replaced with another pokemon when I get assistance in changing it.

BETA 2 RELEASE: End of the Year
(Will go to the 8th gym leader.)
New Music.
Cries identical to the Pokemon.

Beta 1 Download: http://www.4shared.com/rar/OcUBIOWP/PokemonDarkRisingBeta1.html?

Oct 15th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Also, here are some more trainers you'll be facing in the hack.

http://i49.tinypic.com/sb4il3.png-ASH & PIKACHU
http://i50.tinypic.com/4j0tiq.png -ADRIAN

DON'T FORGET to Download BETA 1 in the first post. Enjoy playing everyone. ^.^

(I couldn't upload the attachment that shows the locations of all the wild Pokemon in the hack to this website.)

Oct 16th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Some trainer would need a bit of work mostly those who have full black, try to make a lighter black with some outline it would make them look better.

Oct 18th, 2012, 06:02 AM

Oct 23rd, 2012, 03:51 AM

Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:37 AM
On the second picture the building to the right would need to be a bit like the pokecenter colors, it's too bright for now.

Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:40 PM
Blazard. Heh. Haha. Oh my.

The rest looks good, though. Good job! I always enjoy the freedom that Gen III offers. Really brings out creativity.

Nov 1st, 2012, 02:10 AM
Blazard. Heh. Haha. Oh my.

The rest looks good, though. Good job! I always enjoy the freedom that Gen III offers. Really brings out creativity. Don't worry about the Fakemon Sprites we have the new sprites set up already... :)

Nov 1st, 2012, 12:59 PM
I hope you fixed those plain black outfit, put them Dark Grey with a black outline it would look better.

Nov 8th, 2012, 09:44 AM
The hack is about 90% complete. Expect the full release next month. This is a hack series, so expect a beta of the sequel to be released sometime early next year. Here's a big update:

Long ago...There was only darkness.

Until Arceus, God of Pokemon, decided to make a new world. A world filled with
Pokemon. Arceus began creating Pokemon of different natures, types and
species on the ground, in the air, and in the water.

Arceus followers, the legends of Pokemon history, helped Arceus shape the world, Each one with
a designated job. One in particular was named Darugis. It's job was to create harmony through the Pokemon
world. Darugis was the highest in command and all of the legendaries respected it's power. Darugis soon felt superior, the recognization and sheer cockiness in it began to emit darkness, negativity, jealousy.

Darugis challanged Arceus but evidently lost. Arceus sent Darugis to the bowels of the darkness, locking it inside Pandora's Box. The few legendaries did not like how Arceus had banished Darugis and began to seperate. Creating their own worlds.

Darugis plotted, seeking revenge on Arceus. Darugis was still connected to Arceus in some way because Arceus still cared for all of it's followers. Arceus wanted to create friendship and love and thought Pokemon would be lonely.
Arceus felt they needed companions...Thus, the creation of humans began to soothe Arceus's worries. However, Darugis saw this as a plan. Darugis tempted the first humans, as they released it from it's imprisonment.
Negativty was thus spread out through the Pokemon World. Anger, jeaously, hatred, envy and so fourth.

Darugis's plan was almost complete, until a young trainer named Jean Blake sealed it away inside Pandora's Box once again. But it was not sealed away completely... Extracting it's revenge, Darugis trapped Jean Blake in an endless void so he could not stop it's plans ever again.

Until now...













(New Banners): http://i45.tinypic.com/2userea.png


The battle with the child of Jean Blake has only begun. Although Darugis lost the battle, it was far from losing the war. Spreading it's power globally, it decided to build it's throne in another Region close by. The OMNI Region. The story continues 1 month later...What will be the outcome? Only You can decide that.







(The Tiles and Maps are still a work in progress)

(DR2 Banner for Early Support): http://i48.tinypic.com/tzi1i.png

Nov 10th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Looks like you put a ton of work into this. I'd definitely play this.

Nov 11th, 2012, 03:05 PM
I just hope you fix those black outfits. Don't make them pure black it don't looks good. You should do like this: http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/cd/Spr_HGSS_Rocket_Grunt_F.png
Black outline but lighter black so you can see more stuff and to not make it look like a huge black blob thing.

Here an example: http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4560/blackgi.png Would need a little rework on it but it look a bit better than only black.

Nov 12th, 2012, 10:40 AM
How do you even start playing this o_O... I got an ISP but then?

Nov 12th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Oh I want to know if you can share me your tileset you used ? Would want to use it for a skin in Pokemon World Online (http://pokemonworldonline.net/).

Jan 28th, 2013, 09:39 AM
If the full game is out pls. post a thread

Mar 7th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Hello DarkRisingGirl..i want ask something..err, did you have done a complete hack version of this game? Coz' after defeating Pete, it says that the adventure continues and i can't go to the last city..if there is complete version, could you tell me the link..i love to play this game! ^_^

Mar 23rd, 2013, 09:05 AM
What do u do after beating adrian? I'm stuck now and I've got no idea how to gat to omni

Aug 7th, 2013, 10:39 PM
it freezes when I go to my trainer id

Aug 30th, 2013, 02:45 AM
How do you even start playing this o_O... I got an ISP but then?

Rename your "Pokemon FireRed.gba" file to the EXACT name of the .ips (i.e. PokemonDarkRisingBeta1.gba)

Aug 31st, 2013, 09:53 PM
I did a quick cheat to raise my levels by five cuz it was going to happen anyway before I moved on and I wanted to move things along and my trainer name changed... is there a way to change it back so my pokemon obey me without using another cheat?

Le Jews
Dec 28th, 2013, 10:49 PM
Is there a map I can download of this region? I'm lost and would really like a map. Thank you.

Dec 28th, 2013, 11:16 PM
Is there a map I can download of this region? I'm lost and would really like a map. Thank you.
Pretty sure this project was abandoned. Have you seen the dates of the last few posts?

Jan 11th, 2014, 02:06 PM
I am pretty far in the thing I am right now just trying to find arceus I have been damn near everywhere but can't find it! Anyone know the location of arceus? or do you have to get mew celebi deoxys and jirachi first? :frown:

If anyone finds the location of Arceus please reply in the comments where its location is or if you find jirachi let me know where it is also...

Sonyk El Dragon
Feb 3rd, 2014, 10:56 AM
Good game
Quick question..how does togetic evolve to togekiss
Why do i have 5 victini's in my party...

Sonyk El Dragon
Mar 26th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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More comming soon........

Apr 2nd, 2014, 08:11 PM
I'm on the ss Atlantic and I've defeated team rocket on the boat. How do I get to the next city?

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Apr 14th, 2014, 05:53 PM
I've been playing Darkrising on my iPad and right when i got to numassity town after farming for a turtwig it seems i've lost all my items in my bag except for the first slot (which is hyper potionsx 49)
If anyone can help that would be much appreciated.

Jun 1st, 2015, 01:15 PM
Hi DarkRisingGirl, I have a question: I'm doing a hack rom and I'd like to use landorus, thundurus and tornadus like main legendary pokemon but I could not find the sprites so I woul ask if you can send me the yours please.
(excuse for my english but I don't speak it very well)