Pokemon rom hacking has truly gone extra miles 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.
As compared to Pokemon rom hacks created for Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Color, Nintendo DS games are spectacular with its futuristic features and decent looking design making it more appealing to users to play either on a desktop or mobile devices.
Even though DS emulators are widely available on desktop and mobile, Pokemon DS games are way more difficult and challenging to modify just the same with Nintendo 3ds and Nintendo switch games. This explains why there are only a few of these Pokemon Nintendo DS ROM hacks are available.
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, 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 phones.
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|
Patching DS ROM Hacks
Patching a Pokemon Nintendo DS rom hack is relatively straightforward. Usually, the game author attaches a readme 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 kinds of files; the original Pokemon DS ROM file, rom hack patch file and lastly a rom patcher app.