Many people love Pokemon fan-made games, and also Pokemon ROM hacks. Nintendo can’t pump out a lot of Pokemon games every year. The quality would suffer, and the value of Pokemon would diminish. That’s where these fan-made games and ROM hacks come in to quench the thirst of people that love playing Pokemon.
There are plenty of equivalent Pokemon games out there, but the listed games are what we recommend the most. Though this is not the official list of all Pokemon fan made games, we welcome recommendations.
Feel free to suggest a good fan made pokemon game and drop your message in the comment form below.
Popular Fan Made Pokemon Games Created Using RPG Maker and Pokemon Essentials
List of Fan Made Pokemon Games
|1||Pokemon Uranium||Explore the whole place of Tandor with your chosen Fakemon and collect all 8 Gym badges to complete the game.||Yes||Download|
|2||Pokemon Spectrum||More updates and improvements are coming to Pokemon Spectrum, the game has amazing story and gameplay with over 80 Fakemons to catch.||Yes||Download|
|3||Pokemon Insurgence||Experience Pokemon in different way with Pokemon Insurgence. Plenty of species to catch and have a chance to collect Mega stones for Mega evolution.||Yes||Download|
|4||Pokemon Apex||Prevent dark forces in their plans to infiltrate the world. Keep the balance of both worlds to maintain peace. Experience the epic and unique story of Pokemon Apex with its new story, maps, items and a lot more cool features of the game.||No||Link | Reddit|
|5||Pokemon Island||Explore Pokemon Island, the meeting for Pokemon trainers who aims to seek Mew, the rarest Pokemon in the island. Join the party and battle with fellow Pokemon trainers.||No||Link|
|6||Pokemon Sage||Battle cute Fakemon or capture them and add to your team. Level up your species, make them stronger and beat up your opponents.||Yes||Information|
|7||Pokemon Infinite Fusion (Completed)||There are 22 801 and counting unique Pokemon fusion sprites with fairy type. The game is based on pokemon.alexonsager.net Pokemon fusion generator.||Fusion||Information|
|8||Pokemon Phoenix Rising||Phoenix Rising is a unique fan made game focusing the Legendary Pokemon Ho-oh. It has been around for quite some time and still under development. Fans could expect occasional updates and improvements on this game.||No||Download|
|9||Pokemon Reborn||Pokemon Reborn features 21 starters, 807 Pokemon with brand new effects, music and unique battle scenes. Pokemon Reborn also has customized Shiny Pokemon, online battling and trading which making the game even more interesting.||No||Information|
|10||Pokemon Solar Light & Lunar Dark||Enter to a unique Pokemon gaming adventure and become a trainer of adorable Fakemons. Explore Rikoto region, obtain all eight badges and go to Pokemon League to defeat Elite Four and the Champion.||Yes||Download|
|11||Pokemon Empyrean||Fight against mutant Pokemon, encounter fakemons and new eeveelution and choose from 21 starters in Pokemon Empyrean. More information about this game found||Yes||Download | Patch|
|12||Pokemon Godra||No need to complete the Pokedex. It's a part of the old story. Experience a real adventure with Pokemon Godra. Do you want to become a Safari Zone Warden, a military or lead the Elite Four? The choice is yours.||No||Download|
|13||Pokemon Fire Ash||The game follows the adventures of Ash Ketchum anime with several awesome features like over 50 gym battles, Mega Evolution, Alola Forms, and Ash-Greninja and more..||No||End of Kalos | Alola Episodes|
|14||Pokemon Mega Adventure||Encounter all the 721 Pokemon, Mystery Gifts, Mega bracelet and Mega evolution are some of the feature of the game. Definitely worth to check.||No||Download|
|15||Pokemon Rejuvenation||Aevium region was once a full of abundance region until the catastrophic Storm-9 came and tore the region apart. Defend the region from the evil team Xen and bring back Aevium to where it should be.||No||Download|
|16||Pokemon Black Cinder||Strange situations happening in Artenia and the peace of the country is currently at stake. You are sent for a mission, to bring back peace to the country.||No||Download|
|17||Pokemon Floral Tempus||You reside in Rialtra Region, you are finally leaving the Greenleaf Orphanage and start your journey in the region. The crime rate is rapidly increasing and even the police cannot solve the problem. You will meet Team Blight, the gang who is responsible f||No||Download (Episode 3) | Download(3.0.3)|
|18||Pokemon Dark Rising 3||The largest of the Dark Rising series has now arrived and is now made by RPG Maker XP and Pokemon Essentials. With Pokemon Dark Rising 3, players can now play the game in four different modes, Normal, Hard, Extreme, and Nuzlocke.||No||Download|
|20||Pokemon Spork||You and your big sister, Emily, are on vacation in the Ceolis region. Although both of you already have a Pokemon, they have just been pets for you up until now and so neither you or Emily have ever battled before.||No||(Not yet available)|
|21||Pokemon Zeta & Omicron||Pokemon Zeta and Pokemon Omicron is a unique Fan made pokemon game made with RPG Maker XP and Pokemon essentials. Features 649 Pokemon, fakemon and some Pokemon from Generation 6. Lots of interesting contents with impressive gameplay.||Yes||Download|
|22||Pokemon Clockwork||Explore Rosari Region and enjoy the amazing landscapes of the game. Encounter Team Epsilon and uncover their secrets. The goal is to save the region from bad guys, hurry up!||No||Official site | Download|
|23||Pokemon Wack (Completed)||A completed Pokemon game with over 4,000 Pokemon including the official and fakemons. The game was first released around 6 years ago and now being updated, expanded and now it is completed.||Yes||Download|
|24||Pokemon Metal (Completed)||Takes place is Arala region, the game features completely new and huge region. All Pokemon are obtainable and now with Mega Evolution. Plenty of areas to explore and events after the Pokemon League. All we can say is wow to this game. Grab em' now!||Yes||Source | Download|
|25||Pokemon Sunday (Completed)||A completed fan made Pokemon game and now includes Gen. 8 including Crown Tundra Pokemon. Pokemon Sunday is packed with cool and new features that is not available to other games. A must play to everyone.||Yes||Source | Download|
|26||Pokemon DayBreak||Explore many unique location while encountering some new uniquely designed Pokemon in the wild. Pokemon DayBreak features enigmatic region 'Armira' and there are 600 Pokemon you can find.||Yes||Click here|
|27||Pokemon Desolation||Welcome to the Ayrith Region, a large land mass split into several islands. Ayrith is clouded in mystery, with strange, inexpiable events happening in every corner.||Download | Mirror|
How to Play Fan Made Pokemon Games on Android Devices
Not only a Pokemon can evolve but also the technology. Technology is evolving so fast that players can now play most of these fan made Pokemon games listed above in the convenience of their Android mobile devices. You heard it right!, though not all of these games, sooner or later, it’ll become possible. Thanks to JoiPlay and the people behind the development of this excellent android app.
The following games tested working with JoiPlay
- Pokemon Sunday
- Pokemon Wack
- Pokemon Godra
- Pokemon Zeta
- Pokemon Reborn
- Pokemon Fire Ash
- Pokemon Metal
- Pokemon Rejuvenation
- Pokemon Insurgence
- Pokemon Uranium
(Thanks to Jason for providing this valuable information)
Installation is pretty self-explanatory, with promising experience on Android devices with better specs. These are heavy games; that’s why enough storage capacity and a higher specification device are needed for a smoother gaming experience. Follow our in-depth guide on how to play RPG Maker XP Games on Android.
The Difference Between Fan Made Pokemon Games and Pokemon ROM Hacks
Fan Made Pokemon Games
Pokemon fan made games, as the name suggests, are created by fans. This uses the concept of Pokemon, but the game could be entirely different with plenty of twists. The game may not be like the traditional Pokemon games, but they have Pokemon in there. They use various programs like RPG Maker XP and Pokemon Essentials to create the game.
At these current days, RPG Maker XP games are only playable on Windows PC in .exe file format, but hopefully soon, they will make it available for mobile users. (Fan made Pokemon games can be played on Android using the app Joiplay)
Pokemon ROM Hacks
Pokemon ROM hacks use the data from an actual Pokemon game. Let’s take Pokemon Emerald, for example. The person making the ROM hack can use the data from that game. This allows them to make an entirely new game using the character sprites, Pokemon sprites, Pokemon moves, music, locations, and more.
You could say that it cuts the creator’s job in half because all they need to do now is come up with a different story to hash out a fresh game. The more skilled creator can edit the sprites and data to make a wholesome new-looking game.
There are even those that use sprites and HUDs from other Pokemon games. You can have a Pokemon Emerald ROM hack, but it can incorporate sprites from Pokemon Diamond, which is a game from a different system.
Finally, these ROM hacks can be played on different emulators like My Boy, John GBA, Visual Boy Advance, mGBA, VBA-M, OpenEmu, and GBA4iOS. They can’t be played on their own because they are ROMs and not stand-alone games.
Yeah, that’s it! I hope this cleared out the misconception. Just remember, fan-made and rom hacks are two different things. In this post, you will find the list of popular fan made Pokemon games.
Pokemon fan games are great. Some of these Pokemon fan games are better than the official ones, as some people say!. We have listed some of the best fan made Pokemon games to give you a quick look at what else is out there. Check them out and see if anything catches your fancy.
No doubt, the above list of games is amazing! There are plenty of them, but I listed only the best. Have you played any of these fan-made games? And did I explain the difference between fan made and rom hacks correctly? I would love to hear your comments.
On the other hand, if you know a good fan made Pokemon game that you think should be added to the listing above, leave your message in the comment form below.