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Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to PokemonCoders.com and hope you enjoy your stay here. Due to our rapidly growing number of readers, we receive a vast amount of questions and requests; Sadly, we cannot respond to these queries one by one immediately.

You are important to us. So, to offer our best help in the quickest possible manner, we have created this “Beginner’s Guide” section. In this article, you will find our compiled list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) with some tutorials that could significantly help new players for their Pokemon gaming journey.

ROM Hacks

How to play Pokemon rom hacks


When we say Pokemon rom hacks, these are often referred Pokemon GBA games modified by enthusiasts. Some popularly played ROM hacks are Pokemon Glazed, Platinum, Gaia, Ash Gray and so on. To play these games, you need the following files and tools;

  • A clean FireRed/Ruby/Emerald/ as a rom base for patching
  • UPS or IPS patching tool
  • The ROM hack ips/ups file
  • GBA Emulator

How to patch a ROM hack file correctly


Patching a rom hack can be done in two different ways depending on where do you wish to play the game. You can patch a rom hack using a computer or using your phone.

For patching on a Computer
When patching using a computer, you need a patching tool such as NUPS to patch UPS files or Lunar IPS patcher to patch .ips files.

For patching on mobile
This method can be achieved using the GBA emulator called My Boy for Android. We highly recommend My Boy to mobile users as this app fully supports rom hacking and cheating.

What's the best Game Boy Advance emulator


Players who wish to play GBA games on mobile devices, we recommend the following GBA emulators;

Players who wish to play GBA games on PC, Visual Boy Advance is the best GBA emulator for you. On the other hand, for Mac OS users you can use OpenEmu.

Recommended ROM Hacks


There are hundreds of existing GBA rom hacks online, some of them are good while some aren’t. For beginners, we recommend the following;

These are the top rom hacks according to visitors vote; we also have a collection of completed Pokemon rom hacks and our top picks of best Pokemon rom hacks of the year.

Fan Made

How to play fan Made Pokemon games


Fan made Pokemon games are those Pokemon games created using a software named RPG Maker XP. This type of game is quite different from rom hacks as this is played only on Windows computers. Playing fan made is simple; all you have to do is download the game and install it like a regular Windows software – no need for an emulator.

Recommended fan made Pokemon games for beginners


Unlike rom hacks, there are only a few good fan-made Pokemon games existing online. You ask why? Because it’s not easy to create a Pokemon game completely from scratch. Creating such a game requires too much time, and it can’t be done by a single person alone. For starters, we suggest trying out Pokemon Uranium, Pokemon Insurgence, and lastly Pokemon Infinite Fusion.

DS ROMs

How to play DS Rom files


Playing DS games including DS rom hacks, is quite easy, all you need is a DS rom and DS emulator. The hardest part is finding a DS rom, you can download it from other sources, but keep in mind that sharing DS rom files are illegal.

We have listed the best DS emulators for Pc, for Mac, you can use OpenEmu, for Android we suggest using DraStic DS Emulator

Recommended DS Pokemon Games


You can’t go wrong with Nintendo DS games as these games have better and higher-quality graphics with lots of features as compared to GBA games.

Playing Pokemon on Nintendo DS is quite popular till the recent days. These are the popular Pokemon DS games we recommend everyone to play;

  • Pokemon Black/White
  • Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
  • Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Pokemon Black 2/White 2

Where to get these games? It’s not easy to find them, especially if wish to play them for free. But other websites offer rom file download for these games. Take note that sharing such files is not legal, so, do it at your own risk.

What are the best Pokemon DS ROM Hacks


DS rom hacks are interesting games; however, as what is mentioned, it’s not easy to modify such games due to its program complexity. In result, only a few enthusiasts dare to hack the game, and many of these DS rom games are incomplete.

Listed below are good Pokemon DS rom hacks, and we suggest you play them.

  • Pokemon Light Platinum DS
  • Pokemon Heart Red
  • Pokemon Moon Black 2
  • Pokemon Blaze Black | Pokémon Volt White
  • Pokemon Blaze Black 2 | Pokémon Volt White 2

Check Pokemon DS Rom Hacks page to view our collection of Pokemon DS rom hacks with its download link.

What are the best DS Emulators


PC
We have two favorite Nintendo DS emulators for PC; We recommend everyone to use them, not just because they are popular, but also because these emulators have almost the same functionality as with a regular DS console. Here are they;

  • DeSmuME
  • No$GBA

Android
Short and straight answer, the best DS emulator for Android is DraStic DS Emulator.

iOS
NDS4iOS and iNDS are two good NDS emulator for iOS according to many users.

Mac
We only have one DS emulator we strongly recommend every Mac users to use, and that is OpenEmu. OpenEmu is a multiple video game system that enables a user to play not just NDS games, but other popular consoles such as Atari, GBA, GBC, PSP and more.

Cheating

Cheats are not working on MyBoy


There are several reasons why cheats fail to work; in My Boy, there are three instances why a cheat fails to work.
You have V1.1 rom
Cheats work best in V1.0 roms and not on v1.1. This is a common issue our readers are having. For the fix, search, and use v1.0 rom.

You forgot to add the Mastercode
Not all cheats require Master code activated paired to the main cheat. But if a cheat requires it, add and activate it first before the main code.

You are using My Boy Free
Unfortunately, My Boy free version has limits; it won’t let you enter two or more liner cheat codes. The favorite fix for this issue is by entering the lines of codes as a separate cheat, and it works well for many.

There are many more reasons why a GameShark cheat codes fail to work. See here and learn how to fix them.

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We’re still working on updating this page and continuously adding more information to guide you more. If you have more questions that you would like to get answered, feel free to post it in the comment section below.

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  1. I have completed mew2 event but xandau nursery is not unlocked
    Pls help me what to do
    Can i continue my progress in another emulator?
    Or download other app
    This is the first time i,m palying any gba game

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