There are a lot of Pokemon 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 more 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 to 250 in the recent version, so check it out.
Spice up your Digimon Nova Red gaming experience with cheats, check out our collection of working Digimon Nova Red Cheats.
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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
- 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
- The game is slightly harder than normal
NOTE: PATCHING IS REQUIRED TO PLAY THIS GAME!
We don’t share pre-patched rom hacks and roms – sharing these files is considered piracy, and it’s illegal!
Before you can play this game, you need to patch the downloaded file to a clean base rom. To learn more on how to patch, check this guide.
Digimon Nova Red Download (IPS)
Advice: Note from the creator
- Don’t go “Shiny hunting” because there are no shinies in the game. Sorry.
- No need to go fishing more than once. Only one Digimon can be caught via fishing: Manbomon.
- While all Digimon are viable, some have higher stats than others. They generally run on “short-term gain, low investment” vs. “high investment, high payoff” archetypes. If you come across a horribly weak baby Digimon, chances are it will grow up to be a total monster if you put in the time.
- The game is about 1.5x to 2x times harder than the original Fire Red, so casual players should have a good time with it. It’s no pushover, but hardcore nuzlockers and such might want to come up with their own rules to make the game more challenging. Expect a considerable difficulty spike at the Elite Four.
Most sprites were ripped and modified from official sources (Digimon World DS and Digimon Adventure 02: D-1 Tamer) by me.
- The following sprites were ripped and modified from original pixel art from Wooded-Wolf (https://www.deviantart.com/wooded-wolf):
Spinomon, Rafflesimon, and Gusokumon sprites ripped and modified from original pixel art by DragonRod (https://www.deviantart.com/dragonrod342)
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)
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 and Imperialdramon Paladin Mode sprites ripped and modified from original pixel art by Hamurand22 (https://www.deviantart.com/hamurand22)
Wingdramon and SkullMammothmon sprites ripped and modified from original pixel art by SergioGranSol (https://www.deviantart.com/SergioGranSol)
MetalPhantomon and Chamelemon sprites ripped and modified from original pixel art by Herolnuzuka (DeviantArt account deactivated! :0)
Jotumon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by garuda9, Garmmon, and StriderTheReaper (https://www.deviantart.com/striderthereaper/art/Sprite-Sheet-Jotumon-562072191)
BanchoMamemon and Kleptomon sprites ripped and modified from original pixel art by neegasai (https://www.deviantart.com/neegasai)
Labramon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by Bre-Ishurna-SpriteAC (https://www.deviantart.com/bre-ishurna-spriteac/gallery)
Meicoomon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by TheLuca (https://www.rebornevo.com/forums/profile/61524-theluca/content/)
Hydramon sprite ripped and modified from original pixel art by Sharkmon (https://buhitter.com/author/Kr_Pixel_Artist)
Pusurimon, Herissmon, Filmon, Stefilmon, and Rasenmon sprites ripped from original pixel art by rayjt9 (https://ko-fi.com/rayjt9)
Apollomon sprite ripped from original pixel art by Demo9ic (https://www.deviantart.com/demo9ic)
Angewoman (Title Screen sprite) ripped from original pixel art by X0-000 (http://pixeljoint.com/p/21883.htm)
This game uses an old version of Leon’s Rom Base from 2019
The following tools were used to hack this game:
-Pokemon Game Editor (Screw the haters, PGE is stil lthe best freaking tool out there. Show me another one that can import/export Pokemon data. I’ll wait. Okay rant over) by Gamer2020 (gamer2020.net)
-AdvanceMap by… uhhh… who developed AdvanceMap again?
-HexManiac by haven1433 (https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=428388)
-ModExe by Li Yun (https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=445053)
-MoveAnimationCreator by ortz3 (https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10416449)