IMPORTANT NOTE: Please update to the latest version if you were using 1.0.2, a pretty serious glitch was fixed. It uses the same download link
Pokémon SoothingSilver is a QOL DS ROM hack of Pokémon SoulSilver. The main goal of the hack is to be somewhat close to Vanilla SoulSilver but with more variety, a bit more difficulty and quite a few new features (such as custom shinies and alolan forms) to hopefully give the player an even better experience without ruining the feeling of the original SoulSilver. The game is beatable, all the way to Mt. Silver!Features
Some Pokémon have been replaced by their Alolan forms, mainly for type variety, later on I'll release a patch for people who don't want this feature in the game.
Alolan forms have custom Pokédex entries!
All gen 1 & 2 Pokémon (apart from legendaries and fossil pokémon) are avaliable before beating the league, and most gen 3 & 4 pokémon aside from the sinnoh fossils, Spiritomb and some legendaries.
Lyra is replaced entirely by Kris!
Gold/ Kris will now act like a rival with new dialogue and a few battles throughout the game!
Variety. Remember back in the original SoulSilver when you would find a trainer with 5 Pidgeys or when you fought Lance and he had 3 Dragonites? That won't happen anymore, trainers will have more varied teams and Pokémon that didn't appear much previously, will do now.
Increased difficulty. All boss trainers have improved teams with better movesets and
starting from the 4th gym all trainers will have increased levels. This means Kanto should be more of a challenge now! The difficulty is intended to be somewhere inbetween vanilla SoulSilver and StormSilver.
The Hack should work on flashcarts like the R4!
All Pokémon have their base stats updated to their Gen 6 stats.
Some Pokémon have slightly altered stats, typings, and movesets in order to make them more usable, to add more type variety or just because it makes sense. Examples include Dragon-Bug Yanmega, Beedrill having slightly higher stats and learning Megahorn at later levels. These changes aren't as drastic as other hacks like Project rebooted.
Some moves have been edited to be more usuable. Notably HMs are now actually better in battle so they don't hinder your Pokémon as much. For example Rock smash has increased pp and 100% chance to lower defense and Flash is now an electric type special move with 20 power, 95 accuracy, 100% chance lower accuracy and has priority.
Easier Evolution. If a Pokémon has an evolution/ pre evolution introduced in gen 3/4 it'll be avaliable pre league and all evo items can be obtained in new ways. In addition any evolutions will be possible without having to trade.
The type chart has been edited a little to help balance the game. Most notably Ice type is now immune to ice and resists water/ ground attacks
New overworld events!
Shiny rate increased from 1/8192 to 1/2048 (although it seems to be even higher than this!)
Some pokémon will have custom shiny palletes!
GB sounds from the start of the game
Game corner has changed prizes and cheaper prices
Early exp. share
Removed the catching tutorial
Repels and Max Repels now last slightly longer and Max Repels are cheaper
Some characters have their dialouge altered a little to be slightly more memorable or just to explain features like alolan forms
Plus more small features! I don't want to spoil everything :]
If you want to ask me any questions, talk about the hack/ pokémon in general, get frequent updates on future versions, play with some pokémon discord bots and more then try joining the discord server! You can leave at any time, so what's stopping you? https://discord.gg/rjtQmq2
Keep in mind this is for the patch, I cannot provide you with a ROM file myself!
Drive download link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p2zv1p-QQ9N0Rx2Vx-9GivPXJ3V8mMbp?usp=sharing
MEGA download link: https://mega.nz/folder/4Q4TGbZC#8MyZsz-1n1YznQhNIWM9LA
All the Kris sprites were added thanks to HiroTDK's KrisGold patch that can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonROMhacks/comments/3wxqp9/krisgold_in_heartgold_soulsilver_decapitalization/
The Alolan Form sprites come courtesy of the DS-style Gen VII and Beyond Pokémon Sprite Repository found here https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=368703
Thank you so much to DeadSkullzJr for helping me make the patch stable, getting the hack working on R4 and just generally fixing a few technical problems!
Thank you to Drayano for allowing me to use parts of his Kyogre/ Rayquaza script plus future legendary scripts!
And thank you to all of you who supported me or just played the BETA and kept my motivation up, couldn't have done it without you! Future Updates
I still plan on releasing a few updates to add cool new features that I would love to have in the game such as new areas. However recently I began my second year of university. I had pretty much made this whole hack during my extended summer because of the corn virus, but now that Uni has resumed and is supposed to be much more difficult this year, the development of SoothingSilver will slow down drastically so I don't even have an expected release date for the next version. However I made sure to get version 1 out before I got too busy which is pretty much a finished experience. I may release a bug fix update soon but aside from that the next update will take a long time, so enjoy version 1 thank you so much again for all your support! Buh bye!