Pokemon R.O.W.E

Pokemon R.O.W.E is a project by a simple person going by rioluwott. There isn’t an actual definition for ROWE but let’s just roll with it. It uses Pokemon Emerald as its base, and the story is the same for the most part. The other thing is that the location and characters are also the same.

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There are a lot of interesting new features for this ROM hack. You can choose different modes and three levels of difficulty for this game. The creator states that this is their attempt to make a Pokemon ROM hack that utilizes an open-world mechanic or at least close to it.

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The story utilizes Emerald’s story; however, due to the game’s gimmick, the story could be altered in a way that you have to experience for yourself.


Before you start the game, you have the option to choose the difficulty from Easy, Normal, and Hard. You can even choose modes such as Perfect IVs, No IVs, Randomizer mode, etc. Mix up everything you want to ensure that you have a fun experience. The game also gives the player nine choices for their starter Pokemon.

The tenth one is a random Pokemon that they can get. Once you have your difficulty, mode, and starter selected, it is time to choose the location where you start off.

The game gives players some freedom here where they can go and which Gym Leader they can fight, so that’s a good feature to have.

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Pokemon R.O.W.E Information


Pokemon R.O.W.E
Creator: rioluwott
Game Base: Emerald
Language: English
Discord: Link
Cheats: Click here
Source: Link

Feature List

  • Pokemon roster goes up to Gen 8 (not complete)
  • Three different difficulties to choose from
  • Several modes to select
  • 9 Starter Pokemon to choose or 1 Random Pokemon
  • Physical and Special split
  • Mega Evolution (after 7th Gym)
  • 120 TMs
  • TMs are reusable
  • Can Surf from the start
  • Gen 8 Flying
  • Gen 7 Day Care Center
  • In Game Wonder Trades
  • Nature Mints
  • Bike and EXP Share are given at the start
  • Pokemon Centers have NPCs like Name Rater, Move Deleter, Move Reminder, and IV Checker




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

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46 thoughts on “Pokemon R.O.W.E”

  1. How did you programme an open world Hoenn? I would look to know as I want to do something similar to ROWE in my ROM hack.

  2. Ok so this game is as great as it was in the early days,still the game crashes alot this means i have to quicksave all the time but i.just dont care because there are so many things in the rom that has never been implemented to any romhack,but if u can plz fix the crashing and i also wanna know how to get megastones for my aerodactyl and beedrill,one short thing that i wanna say is implement a way to evolve trade pokemon without trading,i know later down the run you will eventually find strong mons and i know previous unevolved pokemon in set routes will also evolve as the game progresses but if u can add a link stone,i hope u read my comment,have a nice day

  3. Where to get mints? On documentation it is said on oldale town on a house beside pokemart for 8k each, but its not there when i checked it

    • Hi Protick, We’re very sorry to hear about this issue you’re having with Pokemon R.O.W.E. The game should not freeze up on you during play unless you have cheats enabled. Make sure to disable or better remove them to void such issues.

      • Hello i’m currently having an issue with the game, so i mistakely downloaded the version instead of 1.7 so do you know how to transfer my save file to the new version?

      • Hey, I’m actually having the same problem. After pokemon encounters my screen will black out and never come back up. it happens every 5-10 mins or so. Clean emerald rom used for the patch too. Really enjoying the game, all mons still in the teens for levels, but It’s frustrating having to save after every couple encounters or lose progress. any tips? never used any cheats, but disabled the feature anyway to troubleshoot.

        • Hi! I’m playing on version 1.8.3 and you’re describing the same problem I’m having right now. Any chance you know how to fix it?

    • Hey pal, this is not a pre-patched file that’s why you can’t play this directly to your emulator. We don’t share pre-patched here, that’s considered piracy. Fortunately, there’s a guide provided in the source site on how to patch the file.

  4. thanks from China,this is a great pokemon hacker,and i wanna ask can i go to the battle frontier after i beat all the gym leader?its an open world but i can not go there directly

  5. Is there a guide to find all of the Mega Stones for this ROM? Right now, I want to find the mega stone for my Medicham

    • Hi Serve, we don’t have information for mega stone cheats at the moment, but rest assured that we will have them listed here once we found them.

  6. Item modifier code

    82026AA4 YYYY
    82026AA6 03E7

    You’ll find your item at the PC, replace YYYY with any of the IDs in the pastebin I linked in the Discord.