Pokemon DS Rom Hacks List

Pokemon rom hacking has truly gone the extra mile these days. Although most rom hacks are on the Game Boy Advance, more and more rom hackers are taking a new step by creating amazing Pokemon DS Rom Hacks.

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Nintendo DS games offer futuristic features and impressive designs that surpass those of Pokemon rom hacks created for Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Color.

This makes them more attractive to users who want to play on desktop or mobile devices.

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Quick Facts

Even though DS emulators are widely available for desktop and mobile devices, Pokemon DS games are way more complex and complicated to modify.

Exactly the same situation with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch games. This explains why there are only a few of these Pokemon Nintendo DS ROM hacks are available.

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How to Play Pokemon Nintendo DS ROM Hacks

If you have experienced playing Pokemon GBA ROM hacks there’s almost nothing has changed, but only the emulator and the method for patching the rom hack to your Pokemon DS base game.

For Windows users, we recommend using DeSmuME; for Mac OS users, you may use OpenEmu; and for iOS, there’s iNDS; and lastly, for Android users, DraStic DS Emulator is what we highly recommend for you.

With the growing popularity of DS rom hacking, we have collected all good Pokemon DS Rom hack games that you can play on your computer or mobile phone.

Note: No need for a Wi-Fi connection to play any of these games.

Pokemon Nintendo DS ROM Hacks List

wdt_ID Hack Name ROM Base Download
1 Moon Black 2 Black 2 Download link
2 Light Platinum DS HeartGold Download here
3 Heart Red HeartGold Download here or here
5 Blaze Black | Volt White Black | White Download link
6 Blaze Black 2 | Volt White 2 Black | White Download link
7 Sacred Gold & Storm Silver HeartGold | SoulSilver Download link
8 Omega Paradox White Download link
9 Hoenn White White Download link
10 Diamond Sun and Moon Diamond Download link
11 SunGold & MoonSilver HeartGold | SoulSilver Download link
12 DarkDiamond Diamond Download link
13 Perfect Heart & Perfect Soul HeartGold | SoulSilver Download link
14 Perfect Platinum Pokemon Platinum Download link
15 MindCrystal SoulSilver Download link
16 Renegade Platinum Platinum Download now
17 Bloody Platinum Platinum Download link
18 Pokemon SoothingSilver SoulSilver GDrive or Mega

Patching DS ROM Hacks

Patching a Pokemon Nintendo DS rom hack is relatively straightforward. Usually, the game author attaches a “read me” instructions file with the rom hack patch file and instructions on how to play the game.

You can also find tutorials on YouTube on how to patch a DS rom hack.

Note: You can’t patch a DS rom hack on Mobile devices; you need a computer to achieve the patching process.

The application called Xdelta is commonly used for patching NDS rom hacks. When patching DS rom hacks, you need three files; the original Pokemon DS ROM file, a rom hack patch file, and a rom patcher app.

Frequent Asked Questions

What is the best Pokemon NDS rom hack?

We highly recommend our readers to check out the following Pokemon DS ROM Hacks as we consider them the best.

Where can I play Pokemon DS ROM hacks?

You can play Pokemon DS rom hacks conveniently using your Mobile phone. For Android users, there are several good DS emulators for Android. Check out our list of recommended 5 Best DS Emulators for PC users.


There aren’t many Pokemon DS rom hacks up to this time. That’s because of development difficulties holding back from creating a good ds rom hack. But the above list games are worth trying.

What are your thoughts about Pokemon DS rom hacking? Comment below, and let’s talk about this topic.

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67 thoughts on “Pokemon DS Rom Hacks List”

  1. As of now I am playing Pokemon vintage white which is not in this list when I complete that I will play Pokemon moon black then I will play Pokemon volt white the blaze black then volt white 2 then blaze black 2 and after that I will most probably play Pokemon rising phoenix on my pc as I cannot find how to play it on Android and after that I am probably gonna be graduated by that time so I am gonna look for a job bye

    • The problem with blaze black or volt white 1,is when you finish the league….all guys have lvl 90 pokemons,and your pokemons are in lvl 70.And suck….Blaze black 2 and volt white 2,they are perfect.Super large and moderate(hard) but not imposible.

    • they actually dont make the rom hacks they browse the internet to see if new rom hacks have come out and put them on the list

    • You don’t. You use the UI to apply the rom hack to a rom. the middle column is the base rom. Apply the hack to the base rom in the UI.

    • Yeah, we’re working to list all possible ROM hacks with fakemon. Here are from our top list to name a few,
      – Blazing Emerald
      – Clover
      – Giratina Strikes Back
      – Kanlara Ultimate
      – Dragon Ball Z: Team Training

  2. There’s a pokemon Rom hack that makes it so your pokemon evolve at every level. Is that game on this list, and if not, do you know how it’s called or where to find it?

  3. Hey. You can patch Pokemon Nds Games on Mobile. With Unipatcher on Android. So this note that you cant patch Pokemon Nds Games on mobile is not true

  4. Hello, I keep getting a “DataTables warning: table id=table_1 – Invalid JSON response. For more information about this error, please see http://datatables.net/tn/1

    This makes me unable to view the lists provided in the article, therefore I am unable to actually view any of the romhacks that you have listed here. Any advice or solutions would be appreciated

    • Hi there Bobert, thanks for the heads up. However, I believe we already fixed the problem. Here are the couple of things to do for you to fix the problem. First, try clearing your browser’s cache. But if still not working, try switching to another browser. Hope this helps and please let me know if these solutions works out for you.

  5. before you waste your time with the nds light platinum. it is not even close to being finished and was abandoned. some 3-5 hours into the game i figured this out.

    • Sorry Hersh but we don’t share pre patched files here. Sharing such files could lead to piracy and copyright issue. You can find them from other websites but not here, thank you for understanding.

  6. You actually can patch ds Roms on mobile at least on Android with an app called rom patcher
    (App no longer available in App store)

    • This app has potential, I haven’t tried using it yet I see a quite good amount of positive reviews. I’m gonna look into this android app.

  7. For me, the Pokemon games are the best games ever created for NDS Console. I play them a lot and at this moment I’m playing the Pokemon – Platinum Version. There are more games that I found interesting to play on the list published in the article.

  8. Moon Silver and Sun Gold are based on StormSilver and SacredGold respectively, which have some interesting adds to the base story and some changes in type matchups. In average, very Good Hacks. I don’t like what they did to Sceptile in Sp. Atk tough…

  9. The light platinum NDS version doesn’t show up in my Drastic, and I paid for the full version….. yet I can find the file on MyBoy emulator? What gives?

    • Since you are using android, you need to use a files app like the native file explorer or ES to move the rom’s file location, basically just cutting and pasting it into your Drastic folder.

      • It should show up no matter what directory or location the rom hack is, or maybe that’s just because im using a different phone or drastic ds version… or something like that.

  10. could you please make a gen 4 type pokemon emerald?
    i kinda miss playing pokemon emerald.
    and i havent played omega ruby or saphire..

    thank you,

    i had played all your games and they’re really good.