Pokemon Radical Red (V4.1) Updated

Pokemon Radical Red is a ROM hack of FireRed and a promising addition to your Pokemon ROM hack to-play list. The hack itself is a modification of gameplay elements in FireRed.

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The story is pretty much the same, but it just has better gameplay mechanics that may intrigue you. One thing that this ROM hack boasts is that it can be a bit hard and challenging.

This isn’t a ROM hack that you can take lightly, and it is perfect for those that like a challenge. This game also allows you to randomize at the start of the game.

It isn’t advisable because of how hard it can be, but if you’ve finished the game already, a randomized run can be good as well.

Details On Pokemon Radical Red


The story is the same as FireRed, so there’s nothing much to talk about. All the characters and flow of the story in Pokemon Radical Red are the same, so you already know what to expect.

The part that makes it interesting would be the gameplay itself since you’ll be tackling different Pokemon and challenges along the way.


We mentioned that there is a randomizer option when the game starts. If you choose to randomize everything, you can’t change it unless you make a new playthrough.

The difficulty of Pokemon Radical Red is tough, but it isn’t impossible. The game also makes a lot of changes and additions when it comes to abilities. You can swap abilities on your Pokemon and even train them even more. Radical Red is said to have more updates in the future.

Pokemon Radical Red Game Information

Pokemon radical red

Pokemon Radical Red
Creator: soupercell
Game Base: FireRed
Language: English
Source: Link
Cheats: Click here
Trainer Docs: Default mode, Hardcode mode
More links: Pokedex, Discord, Reddit

Feature List

  • Randomizer feature available at the start of the game
  • Difficulty is harder
  • New Pokemon Abilities
  • Able to swap Pokemon Abilities later
  • HMs are replaced with something else
  • Colored IV is available on the status menu
  • Available EV training areas
  • More Legendary Pokemon have been added to the game
  • Gym Leaders can be fought again later on
  • Pokemon stats have been changed

Important Updates from Radical Red V4.1

  • Huge TM and Tutor Changes (weather relating TMs are now teached by Cinnabar weather Tutor, most boosting moves by Fuchsia Tutor but still many more Changes)
  • Cutomization for player appearance (interact with the dresser in your Room
  • New NG+ Mystery Gift code for monotype runs (basically enter your desired type ex: “Fairy” for 6 random Not legendary not fully evolved Pokemon of that type) only works once
  • New NG+ Mystery Gift code for easier shiny hunting “Shiny”
  • New Item “Dream Patch” switches to a pokemonr HA and vice versa buyable in saffron nerd house
  • If “woyaopp” is active, the pokecenter Assistent can instantly set your Pokemon to the Level Cap (learned moves and evolution will be ignored)
  • Cursed Body is removed


Pokemon radical red screenshots

Cheating on Pokemon Radical Red

Cheats are so popular in Pokemon ROM Hack gaming, especially in popular games like Pokemon Radical Red. It would be best if you didn’t miss the chance to enjoy the game to the fullest, and that’s why we created this list of working Pokemon Radical Red cheats.

Important Notes to Android Users

This game is best played using MyBoy. There have been reports of constant crashing of the game using JohnGBA, if this happens to you then switching to MyBoy is highly recommended. MyBoy provides a more stable and optimized experience for playing Pokemon Radical Red on Android devices.


We don’t share pre-patched rom hacks and roms – sharing these files is considered piracy, and it’s illegal!

Pokemon Radical Red Download/Patch

Note: This download will take you to the official online patcher of Radical Red. You need to supply a 1636 Pokemon Fire Red Squirrels ROM to obtain a working patched Radical Red ROM. If in case you don’t see version 4.1 on the Radical Red patcher page, you might see the older cached version from your browser, so it is advisable to clear your browser cache or switch to another browser.


Complete Fire Red Upgrade: Skeli789, ghoulslash and team – For this powerful, super accessible resource and their extremely useful documentation; this hack would be completely irrelevant without it.
koala4: Co-creator. Testing, wild Pokemon locations, balancing, suggestions, and for being a good friend throughout the process.
Drayano60: Game draws a lot of inspiration from his enhancement hacks.
Pokemon Clover: Game draws some inspiration from this hack (Level cap, Dream Ball, Abilities Striker and Blademaster more specifically)
Smogon CAP: Inspiration for Mega Coloassal’s ability Mountaineer
[B]InnerMobius: For the backsprites used for Red and Green
Noodlewhiz on Discord: Helping me implement the Hidden Ability swapper
Kalerie: For these overworld sprites used in Leon’s base
SageDeoxysOverworld sprites for G-Zapdos, G-Moltres, G-Articuno
Leparagon, and everyone that contributed to DS-style Gen VII and Beyond Pokémon Sprite Repository in 64×64
kingofthe-x-roadsFor the Galarian Slowbro, Inteleon, and couple other Gen 8 battle sprites
Everyone that contributed to theGen 8 Sprite Project
LarryTurbo for Gen 8 Icons
Professor Leon for the DPE/CFRU ROM Base
hyo oppa for the Brendan trainer front sprite
NateRiver, Omega/WesleyFG Custom Battle Backgrounds
Nisarg, JK For updated bag graphics
! hackito Updated Textbox
YoY-XPlatinum HP Bar
Delta231FRLG HGSS Style Sprites
Pokemonrater Silver OW Sprite
thebrawlunit archer/ariana/giovanni sprites,
Jo7A Johto Gym Leader Sprites
VentZX, DrSeuss Sword Shield style Type Icons
Varrio: The header picture with the Mega Houndoom 😀
Ghabra, Khaospire, Daina, mossedUp, Sergio, Gress, moods, Xan, Cubism, ExpoSeed, Datudou, Kled, Nikki, Manny, Hail, Maliboo, matty boy : For testing, and being great pals.
Pacmanboss256 (RRSH head dev), Karthik, Budget Cyro and Aegide For developing the RR Showdown Server. Karthik is also responsible for the Dex and RR patching website
Azimuth on WAH for the sleek Stat Scanner graphical screen

Tools used:
Advanced Map 1.9.2/1.9.5
Overworld Manager

Other Resources Used:
Summary Screen Patch
Party Screen Patch
Colored Natures
IV Rankings
Pokemon Sprites

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    • To clarify, you cannot directly download a .GBA file. You must first patch the downloaded file to its base rom in order to play the game. We have provided a guide on how to patch a rom hack, which you can access from this link.

  1. All but the jhoto starters are completely wrong. went thru each region starters and they are completely different pokemon from what you are actually choosing.
    never mind i found the problem. you guys need to update to version 3.1

  2. When i start the game with charmander when i get to level 15 every time i got xp i only receives 1 xp i eant to know how to fix this problem please

  3. Why My All Pokemon Won’t obey how can i fix i not use cheat codes for bugs
    maybe at start questioning my answers is wrong that’s why won’t obey

    • Talk to the people inside of all gyms they tell you the rules one of them if you dont get certain enough badges and there a high level like at 90 if you have all gym badges ur pokemon are still not gonna obey at lvl 90 or so

  4. Hey guys, I’m playing on eclipse emulator on my iPhone and the game crashes when in mt noon, any other ways I can get it working or do I have to try another emulator? If so which can I use for iOS

    Thanks in advance!!

  5. Hey,
    I got the problem that it wont work.
    I tried a lot with FireRed (german) Firered (USA) Emeralt (USA).
    Maybe im to silly but I used the NUPS and always say that:
    That the Patch doesnt match the File.

    Is it the ROM? Where can i download the “right” ROM? or is it just the Emulator who cant read the “new” ROM (GBA-Emulator is: visualboyadvance)

  6. How can i get this working on classic boy emulator. It immediately closes the rom when i load the game

  7. So I just finished patching it and ran it with my emulator, and it says that I have the wrong save type and that I need to change to Flash 128k. I have no idea what this means, so could anyone help out?

    • Bro, I don’t own these games rather I only list them, but thanks for coming here and leaving your comment.

    • Open your emulator click options click emulator and click Real Time Clock (RTC) If the tick mark is there then its enabled

  8. Is this game able to be played on mac or iPhone? Because I’m running openEMU and its not able to open the file…please let me know soon!

  9. I attempted to run it on VirtualBoyAdvance, though the program claims the file is unsupported, Any thoughts to why this might happen?

    • Hi Kyle, yes you can play this game on John GBA or MyBoy free version. But you need to patch this game first to a FireRed rom.

    • Hey there, sorry but we don’t make rom hack. We simply collect these rom hacks and compile only the best. On the other hand, we also collect cheats for every Pokemon games.

    • You can use tools for it. The most accessable games to romhack are fire red, leaf green, and emerald, due to the amount of tools that are available to use.

    • Sorry Guiltz, I don’t have a word for your question yet. But hopefully someone will provide the appropriate answer.