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
|Pokemon Uranium||Explore the whole place of Tandor with your chosen Fakemon and collect all 8 Gym badges to complete the game.||Download|
|Pokemon Spectrum||More updates and improvements are coming to Pokemon Spectrum, the game has an amazing story and gameplay with over 80 Fakemons to catch.||Download|
|Pokemon Insurgence||Experience Pokemon in a different way with Pokemon Insurgence. Plenty of species to catch and have a chance to collect Mega stones for Mega evolution.||Download|
|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.||Link | Reddit|
|Pokemon Island||Explore Pokemon Island, the meeting for Pokemon trainers who aims to seek Mew, the rarest Pokemon on the island. Join the party and battle with fellow Pokemon trainers.||Link|
|Pokemon Sage||Battle cute Fakemon or capture them and add them to your team. Level up your species, make them stronger, and beat up your opponents.||Information|
|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.||Information|
|Pokemon Phoenix Rising||Phoenix Rising is a unique fan-made game focusing on the Legendary Pokemon Ho-oh. It has been around for quite some time and is still under development. Fans could expect occasional updates and improvements on this game.||Download|
|Pokemon Reborn||Pokemon Reborn features 21 starters and 807 Pokemon with brand-new effects, music, and unique battle scenes. Pokemon Reborn also has customized Shiny Pokemon, online battling, and trading, which makes the game even more interesting.||Information|
|Pokemon Solar Light & Lunar Dark||Enter a unique Pokemon gaming adventure and become a trainer of adorable Fakemons. Explore the Rikoto region, obtain all eight badges and go to Pokemon League to defeat Elite Four and the Champion.||Download|
|Pokemon Empyrean||Fight against mutant Pokemon, encounter fakemons and new eeveelution, and choose from 21 starters in Pokemon Empyrean. More information about this game is found.||Download | Patch|
|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.||Download|
|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, Ash-Greninja and more..||End of Kalos | Alola Episodes|
|Pokemon Mega Adventure||Encounter all the 721 Pokemon, Mystery Gifts, Mega bracelet, and Mega evolution are some of the features of the game. Definitely worth checking.||Download|
|Pokemon Rejuvenation||Aevium region was once 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.||Download|
|Pokemon Black Cinder||Strange situations are happening in Artenia and the peace of the country is currently at stake. You are sent on a mission to bring back peace to the country.||Download|
|Pokemon Floral Tempus||You reside in Rialtra Region, you are finally leaving the Greenleaf Orphanage and starting your journey in the region. The crime rate is rapidly increasing, and even the police cannot solve the problem.||Download (Episode 3)|
|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.||Download|
|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 nor Emily has ever battled before.||(Not yet available)|
|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 content with impressive gameplay.||Download|
|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!||Official site | Download|
|Pokemon Wack (Completed)||A completed Pokemon game with over 4,000 Pokemon, including the official and fakemons. The game was first released around six years ago and is now being updated, expanded, and now it is completed.||Download|
|Pokemon Metal (Completed)||Takes place in Arala region, and the game features a 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!||Source | Download|
|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 are not available in other games. A must-play for everyone.||Source | Download|
|Pokemon DayBreak||Explore many unique locations while encountering some new uniquely designed Pokemon in the wild. Pokemon DayBreak features the enigmatic region ‘Armira’, and there are 600 Pokemon you can find.||Click here|
|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 clears out the misconception. Just remember, fan-made and rom hacks are two different things. In this post, you will find a 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.
There is one thing wrong! The new games made with Essentials can’t be played with Joiplay. But the bright side is the games can be played on Linux and Mac using MKXP-Z v2.3.1.
Are there any Pokémon multi realm versions?
hello sorry to interrupt the time. when I play Pokemon Fire Ash V.3.1.0 an error occurs in the PluginManager line script 468 NoMethodError occured. undefined method “delta” for system: module. it happened when i played in joiplay and in v.3.0.0 also the same error, namely script v.19.1Hotfixes misc bug fixes.rb, line 686. undefined method “width” for #
i would like to recommend pokemon sors
Hey, thanks for this informative list! I recently just played Pokémon Terra Nova– which is a completed fan game released dec.27th 2021! Over 880 original Pokémon(fakemon). I think should be added to the list! It also works on Joiplay!
Hi, thanks for sharing this with us. I just added the game to our to do list.
Pokemon Godra dosent work on joiplay when ever I load it up I hear the music but the screen dosent load and when I press enter it says something about Image platforms isn’t supported
It loads and the music works on mine but the inside of all buildings are black except for the people.
For pokemon uranium you shiukd update the link the one online redirect to an old removed reddit post this one is the New dl link
Thanks for the heads up, I updated the link.
I tried playing pokemon sage and it worked but at some point ( when i enter quaker town if i remember well ) the game stops and joiplay just crash and close itself so idk if this game really work on joiplay or if it is my device that is not powerfull enough or something else
It is good it was just à huge lag that Last minutes
Hey, I was wondering if you could raise up the level of the ”pokemon” because I am having some TROUBLE with the rock type Gym leader Brock in radical red please!!!!
P.S The game is really good 🙂
Which Pokemon game are you referring?
I tried Pokemon Sage on Joiplay and it’s working perfectly, with some occasional graphic bugs and lag whenever I run(prolly cuz of my phone tho)
Thanks for sharing that information with us Sakusei. But could possibly be that the game is still not yet fully supported in Joiplay.
How to fix when i play a games on joiplay?
Dialogue when i start up
Error initializing SDL_sound: Already Initizialized “.
I have a problem when i play a rom on android Joiplay and open the cheat menu at cheat items then it will appeared
Script ‘(eval)’ line 321: NoMethod occured.
undefined method ‘’ for nil:NilClass if i press ok “IT WILL CRASH” could you help me?
Hi there, as far as I know, you can’t play rom files on joiplay. The emulator is created only for RPG Maker games like those games listed in this page. Another thing is that not all RPG maker xp games are compatible with Joiplay. These are the pokemon games that we believe working with Joiplay.
Sorry anyway Pokemon Villain Jam i started to play with the joiplay and a plugin and I try to cheat using cheat items at cheat menu then it will appeared
the Script eval line”
I think i understand what the problem i experience it when auhm playing Pokemon Villain Jam on JoiPlay i also open cheat then cheat items then it will appeared this error:
Script ‘(eval)’ line 321: NoMethod occured.
undefined method ‘’ for nil:NilClass if i press ok “IT WILL CRASH”understand? you can help me how to fix ?
Hey games like uranium spectrum fire ash pages are opening and we can see the screenshots and features but the games like pokemon wake pokemon mega andventures pages are not opening and we can’t just download without seeing the screenshots and features
The pokemon insurgence web offers various download links. Which one should I use?
Yeah I’m playing Pokemon fire ash. It runs smoothly. I’ve downloaded it from your website
Thanks for your feedback Harish.
Pokémon fire ash galar region update is der
I have played Pokemon sage and spectrum on Android. It works smoothly but stops after 15 minutes
Hey there Harish, thanks for visiting Pokemoncoders. So you’re using Joiplay to play those games on Android? Probably those games aren’t compatible yet with Joiplay. I heard Pokemon Fire Ash works well with Joiplay.
Will Pokemon spectrum, sage work completely in laptop
Pokemon Uranium the reddit page has been taken down
What do you mean? It’s still working well for me.
Pokemon uranium is taken down on reddit
Hey there Cap, thanks for coming here. Unfortunately that isn’t new when a game turns too popular.
can i have rockman games
Where is Pokemon Wack? It has almost 4,000 pokemon, 49 types, and some truly crazy designs.
Thanks for letting us know about this game Jeremy. It’s definitely a good game and we highly recommend Pokemon Wack. I’ve just added it in the list.
i cant download :[
is there any sword and shield ones made yet.
None for now. But hopefully in the future. In the meantime, I recommend trying any of the listed games above.
Can it for Vivo y12
You can now play fan made roms on mobile🤩🤩🤩
U just need the application joiplay
U can get it easily from play store
Thanks for the information Kai, but how reliable is the joiplay app? Have you tried it with other fan made games?
The only games I cannot run on joiplay are pokemon empyrean and mega adventure. I have tested the following; pokemon sunday, pokemon wack, pokemon godra, pokemon zeta, pokemon reborn, pokemon fire ash, pokemon Metal, pokemon rejuvenation, pokemon insurgence and pokemon uranium
Thanks for letting us know about your findings Jason. I hope it’s okay with you if I add this information you just shared in the article above.
I get a black screen when I play wack on joi play
Can I play infinite fusion in android????
Is pokemon insurgence there? Its an amazing game.
Hey there Seth, yes Insurgence is 3rd in the list.
What pokemon games hacks and fan made can i play on a modded Nintendo ds?
You can’t play fan made pokemon games on DS, these are for Windows PC only. Though I haven’t tried playing DS rom hacks on a modded Nintendo DS console before, but I guess it’s worth checking some of our list of Pokemon DS ROM hacks.
Actually, you can now play fangames on android. I have Reborn fully working on mobile, using the latest Patreon builds of the Joiplay app and it’s RPGMaker plugin. 30 megabytes, no internet required, and depends on your phones RAM and Processor. Running an Essential-PH1 with almost nil lag, no battery drainage or overheating.
It is no longer a dream, people.
For sure? Never heard such information before. If you can give me a guide about it, I would appreciate it so much.
insurgence cant be played on joiplay the download file isnt executable
I think that you should also add Pokemon Dusk, because in this fan game
Interesting game, I will check on that.
I think that you should also add Pokemon FireAsh, because in this fan game, you can explore all the regions of the core series pokemon games.
Thanks for the suggestion, I already added the game.
I think all the games listed are awesome. But I think Pokemon Gaia should be added. I didn’t see it up there,
Hey there IoeMCA, Pokemon Gaia is a Pokemon GBA rom hack (you can find it listed in this page) and not a fan-made RPG Maker XP game that’s why you can’t find it listed here.
One problem, just one.
Where is Reborn? Just wondering why it’s not on this list, want to hear your opinion.
Hey Cameron, thanks for the heads up. Just checked Reborn and I can say that it is truly an amazing game. I added Pokemon Reborn in the list and if there’s more game you think worth to be added in the list, just post it here.
I really enjoy Pokemon survival island
I never heard that game before, care to share its official source?
It would be awesome if someone could make the Pokemon Sun & Moon into a GBA platform and would base on Pokemon Emerald.
Hey Vash101, thanks for dropping your comment. Rom hack such as Ultra Shiny Gold Sigma has features almost similar to Sun & Moon, though that based on Emerald but I like this game.
Pokemon mega adventure
Pokemon Moon emerald. exact gameplay as pokemon emerald but with sun and moon starters and pokemon