There are a lot of ROM hacks out there that have Digimon as their Pokemon. Why not add one more, which is Digimon Nova Red. This game uses FireRed as its base, and the story is the same. The only difference is that you’re using Digimon rather than Pokemon.
A whole new roster with its distinct types, stats, and abilities, can make your session a bit interesting. You can find the complete roster online easily to plan ahead for your team since they are not the same Pokemon that you are used to using. The roster went from 151 up to 250 in the recent version, so check it out.
Other Digimon themed ROM Hacks
- Pokemon Dark Rising Origins: Worlds Collide
- Pokemon Dark Rising: Order Destroyed
- Pokemon Dark Rising 2
- Pokemon Dark Rising 3
Digimon Nova Red Details and More
The story is similar to FireRed, so you know what to do and where to go. Just expect the changes when it comes to the Trainers’, Gym Leaders’, and other enemies’ Digimon lineup. There might be some modifications in the dialogue, but the main story flows the same.
Just as we stated, you have Digimon instead of Pokemon. The earlier versions had 151 Digimons, but now it is up to 250. All these Digimons have been given original typing, abilities, and stats. You have to do some research to find out their move sets and types later on. Their spawn locations also vary, and they can evolve without the need to trade. There are no Shiny Digimon in the game, so don’t bother hunting any of them. You can head to the source link if you have any suggestions for the game.
Digimon Nova Red Information
Digimon Nova Red
Game Base: FireRed
- From 151 to 250 Digimon you can catch
- Digimons have specific Types, Abilities, and Moves
- Digimon can evolve naturally without the need to trade
- Fairy-type included
- Physical/Special split
- Game is slightly harder than normal
Digimon Nova Red Download
Most sprites were ripped and modified from official sources (Digimon World DS and Digimon Adventure 02: D-1 Tamer) by me. It took two months and well over 100 hours of constant work to adapt 250 Digimon sprites into a 64×64 pixel box with only 16 colours!
The following sprites were ripped and modified from original pixel art from Wooded-Wolf (https://www.deviantart.com/wooded-wolf):
-Turuiemon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by Agirl3003 (https://www.deviantart.com/agirl3003)
-Kazemon sprite ripped and modified by original pixel art by mysticdragon234 (https://www.deviantart.com/mysticdragon234)
-MetalGreymon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by kimardt (https://www.deviantart.com/kimardt)
-Darcmon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by MOC-7 (https://www.deviantart.com/moc-7)
-MarinChimairamon and Garudamon sprites ripped from original pixel art by DragonRod (https://www.deviantart.com/dragonrod342)
-Hexeblaumon sprite and Lucemon X sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by AnimaThesq (https://www.deviantart.com/animathesq)
-Venusmon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by KajiAtsui (https://www.deviantart.com/kajiatsui)
-Lilithmon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by Hamurand22 (https://www.deviantart.com/hamurand22)
-Angewoman (Title Screen sprite) ripped from original pixel art by X0-000 (http://pixeljoint.com/p/21883.htm)
-Makuramon sprite ripped from Google. Artist unknown. If you are the artist please reach out to me so I can give credit.
Big thanks to Dreamaker for the “Old School” rom base! https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=451255