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Trainin' in a Winter Wonderland

Hack of:
Pokemon Gold Version

This is much more than a simple graphics hack to add snow. This game takes place the same year as GSC, just later in the year. It assumes that the events of GSC (the radio tower take over, the sick Pokémon at the lighthouse, all that stuff) took place that summer, so the major events will be different and more holiday themed. Since this is part of what I'm calling the "Johto Legacy", I will also include a few references to things that happened in "Pokémon Secrets and Rumours" and things that will happen in "Pokémon Spirits and Legends".

What's New:

- Physical/Special split, like the newer games have
- Ability to play as a Boy or a Girl player, chosen in the intro
- Kris as the player's friendly rival
- The player you didn't choose as an extra rival
- Major events changed to new and holiday themed ones
- Updated tilesets to give it a snowy winter feel, with Fire Red looks
- Maps updated to their designs from Heart Gold
- New Pokémon added (from newer gens, NO Fakemon)
- A completely new move, "Flame Ball" used to melt ice blocks
- Rock Climb added to certain areas
- Draco Meteor added (only available in the Dragon's Den shrine in a gift Pokémon)
- Zigzagoon and Linoone have the "Pickup" ability
- New items (Key Items, Regular Items, etc.)
- Ice sliding on frozen lakes outside, not just in Ice Path
- New locations, including: South Isle, Battle Tower, Ecruteak Shinto Shrine, and more
- Locations from Heart Gold and Crystal added: Dragon's Den Shrine, Johto Safari Zone, and more
- Restored Kanto locations, including: Viridian Forest, Pewter Museum, and more
- Some wild Pokémon location changes, some are the same
- Trainers sprites and rosters updated
- All Gym Leaders have additional Pokémon, and all of Kanto's gyms are higher levels
- Lots of events have been redone, removed, added, etc.
- Some trainer classes have been changed
- There have been changes to the Elite Four
- Viridian Gym has a different leader
- New Game Corner prizes (Johto and Kanto)
- Additional Prize Exchanges added at the Battle Tower
- Practice Battle Machines added for the Battle Tower. (They are like the ones in the old Sterling Silver, but improved)
- Something special involving the Global Terminal in Goldenrod City
- More

New Pokémon


New Evolutions

Eevee -> Glaceon = Ice Shard
Eevee -> Leafeon = Leaf Stone
Snorunt -> Glalie = Level up
Snorunt -> Frosslass = Sun Stone
Piloswine -> Mamoswine = Level Up
Sneasel -> Weavile = Moon Stone
Poliwhirl > Politoed = Moonstone
Kadabra > Alakazam = Moonstone
Slowpoke > Slowking = Moonstone
Haunter > Gengar = Moonstone
Machoke > Machamp = Lv 44
Graveler > Golem = Lv 41
Onix > Steelix = Lv 30
Scyther > Scizor = Lv 30
Porygon > Porygon2 = Thunderstone
Seadra > Kingdra = Moonstone

Pokémon You Cannot Get (Even by trading)

Hoppip (Replaced by Snover)
Skiploom (Replaced by Abomasnow)
Jumpluff (Replaced by Rotom)
Spinarak (Replaced by Mamoswine)
Ariados (Replaced by Weavile)
Dunsparce (Replaced by Leafeon)
Tangela (Replaced by Glaceon)
Sunkern (Replaced by Snorunt)
Sunflora (Replaced by Glalie)
Yanma (Replaced by Froslass)
Sentret (Replaced by Zigzagoon)
Furret (Replaced by Linoone)

If you have VBA link or another emulator that supports trading, you can still trade like normal. All Pokémon that require trading to evolve will still evolve normally if traded, but they will also be able to evolve without trading as well in the ways described in the "New Evolutions" section.

Screenshots: (I will continue to update these soon once I get the new tilesets finalized)

Support Banner:

Here is a banner you can put in your signatures, (on forums that have them) or you are free to make your own. I just put this together because I realized I hadn't made one!


RED - Contributed a lot of the code for the gender selection, also a few devamped tiles
Miksy91 - Taught me ASM, and was a lot of help with the routine for the Pickup ability
Tauwasser - Created the Ex Tileset patch which I used
Koolboyman - Original designer of the Physical/Special split routine
Kanzure, and the other contributors to Pokecrystal - Even though this is a hack of Gold, Pokecrystal helped me track down several various routines that I needed to modify. Sorry I talked bad about that project in the past, that was very stupid of me.
~G0LD! and Chamber - Town Map graphics
Luigi-San - Various sprites
Amvz08 - Various sprites
Pixel Eye - Various sprites
Berries Inc - Various sprites
Pia Carrot - Various sprites, Various Text
Mateo - 99% of the devamped tilesets, also primary scripter, mapper, designer, etc. Generally everything else.


South Isle and the Legend Festival were inspired by Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
Ecruteak Shinto Shrine was inspired by Sailor Moon.
Above Cerulean Cave was inspired by Pokémon Secrets and Rumours.
Jack's Secret Base was inspired by Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Battle Tower was inspired by Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Sterling Silver, and various Battle Frontiers.
Town and Route designs inspired by Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver.
The Rival's personality was inspired by Lyra from Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver, and May from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
The Rival's design was inspired by Pokémon Crystal.
Vulpix appearing in Union Cave was inspired by Pokemon Brown, where Vulpix can be found in Merson Cave.

2014 - Johto + Elite Four Release