Pokémon Charcoal Version (GBA)

The page is for my Signature Hack of Pokémon Fire Red Version, that I call "Pokémon Charcoal Version"
This is my longest progressing Pokémon Hack. It is rather fun to play but, the Game will be stopping at the current version: Pokemon Charcoal Version r9.0-Final (U).gba  (Final GBA Version)
Because I am working converting my Hack into an actual PC Game. (Not very Likely)

Required to Play:
An Computer Running Windows, MacOSX, or Linux.
An Soft-Modded Wii Running System Menu 4.3 (or that has IOS58, and HBC 1.0.8+ installed); with the VBA GX Emulator (Which, is based off of the VBA-M Emulator's code).
An Gameboy Advance Emulator, I highly recommend Visual Boy Advance (VBA)
For Windows and MacOSX or the VBA-M Emulator 1.8.0 for Windows, or Linux.
An Modern Smart Phone; with an GBA Emulator installed.

Optional To Play:
iTunes 11.4+ for Windows or MacOSX (GBA4iOS "File Sharing" Rom Files to iPhone)
i-Fun-Box for Windows or MacOSX (Root Access to iPhone to Add Files to it)

  •  An Android Phone running at least Android OS 1.6+ (2.2+ required for some emulators). 
  • An Windows Phone running at least WP OS 8.0. 
  • An iPhone 3GS or Newer (GBA4iOS 1.6 requires iOS 6.0+) (GBA4iOS 2.0 requires iOS 7.0+)
  • An iPod Touch 4th Gen or Newer (GBA4iOS 1.6 requires iOS 6.0+) (GBA4iOS 2.0 requires iOS 7.0+)

WinRAR 4.0 for Windows, 7-zip 15.12, or IZARC 4.1.8 for Windows to Extract the RAR Archive.
The Unarchiver for MacOSX to Extract the RAR Archive.
And, Just Use "File Roller" to Exract the RAR Archive on Linux. (Default Extractor on most Distros)

Current Visual Boy Advance Emulator Versions:
VBA 1.7.2 for Windows 32
VBA 1.7.1 (SDL/Source Libraries) for Linux
VBA 1.7.4 for MacOSX (In the 1.7.1 Dir)

Note: The Visual Boy Advance Emulator is No Longer Developed, Try the VBA-M fork instead!

Current VBA-M Emulator SVN Builds:
Windows 32 - VBA-M 2.0.0 b2 [Win32-Wx; Recommended for All 32-Bit Windows Systems]
Linux 32/64 - [Ubuntu Linux/Linux Mint PPA]

Current VBA GX Emulator Version:
Wii System Menu 4.3 (or IOS58): VBA GX 2.2.8 (Based on VBA-M 1.8.0 r927)

Emulator Downloads:
Download: Visual Boy Advance GBA Emulator
Download: VBA-M 1.8.0 GBA Emulator 
Download: VBA-M~Git [Ubuntu/Linux Mint PPA] (Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.10)
Download: VBA-M 1.8.0 GBA Emulator [GetDeb PPA] (Ubuntu 13.04 - 16.04)
Download: VBA GX Emulator (WiiBrew)
Download: VGBA - Gameboy Emulator ($4.99 usd; Android 2.2+)
Download: My Boy! - GBA Emulator ($4.99 usd; Android 1.6+)
Download: GBA8 - GBA Emulator ($2.99 usd; Windows Phone 8)
Download: GBA4iOS (iOS 6.0 - 8.0; Download from iDevice) [GBA4iOS is Non-Working in iOS 8.1]
GBA.EMU (Free) for Android 2.3+Based on the VBA-M 1.8.0 svn1079 core; Paid Version available for $4.99 usd)

Note: Jailbroken iPhones (works on iOS 8.1+); Search the Cydia Store, after adding this Repo: http://repo.xarold.com/ to your Cydia Sources.

Online Web-Based Emulators:
HTML5/JavaScript: GBA.js (Requires Loading an GBA Rom from the Hard Drive; Kinda Slow)

Other Downloads - Windows:
Download: IZArc 4 Archiving Utility (Freeware)
Download: 7-zip 16.04 Archiving Utility for Windows (Freeware; Works under Linux via Wine)
Download: WinRAR 5.40 Archiving Utility (40-Day Trial; Works Forever if you ignore it's Nagging)

Other Downloads - Cross-Platform:
Download: Opera Web Browser - Beta (Update Stream: Developer; Rocky's Favorite Web Browser)
Download: Google Chrome Browser (Rocky's 2nd Favorite Web Browser)

Beta Rom Downloads:
Download Rom: Pokemon - Charcoal Version b7 (US).gba (16.0 MB)
Download Rom: Pokémon Charcoal b7-Final.rar (16 MB; 4.75 MB Compressed)

Previous "Stable" Version (Uncompressed, for Mobile Platform Emulators) - 12/30/2014:
Rom Download: Pokémon Charcoal Version r8.2 (U).gba (16.0 MB) 

Current "Stable" Version (Uncompressed, for Mobile Platform Emulators) - 06/15/2017 (Approx. Release Date):
Rom Download: Pokémon Charcoal Version r9.0 - Final (U).gba (16.0 MB)

(Google Drive: Just Click Download Button)

YouTube Gameplay Videos:

Pokemon Charcoal - 2nd Gym Demo Completed (Download Now Available!) by Rocky Lincourt:

This Pokémon Hack is Discontinued at and after Beta Version 7, Stable Release 8, and Final Release 9  As Myself and Charcoal Studios are in the works of maybe rebuilding it as a Windows PC game. (Highly Unlikely); I'm planning on making a Hack of Pokémon Sapphire Version, someday.

Ancient Beta Versions:
Download - Pokémon Charcoal Version b6-5 (US).gba (16.0 MB)

Game Notes:

Game Requires Save Cartridge to be set at : "Automatic" with an Flash Size of: "128k" (The exact same settings for Pokemon Fire Red) [If you have problems saving the game in VBA-M or a Mobile Emulator like MyBoy! for Android, try changing the Save type to "EEPROM"]

All Normal Pokemon Trade Evolutions now Evolve at Level 45.
All Item-Held Pokemon Trade Evolutions now Evolve at Level 50.
Use a Sol Stone (Sun Stone) on an Eevee to Get an Espeon.
Use a  Luna Stone (Moon Stone) on an Eevee to get a Umbreon.
You can Buy CoalOre Balls (Master Balls) and Kabang Candies (Rare Candies).
The Game is Rated "Mature" (Recommended: 17+), for Adult-themed Language.
The Rival is Female, and to fit with the story Line; it's best to name her "HITOMI"
The Rival is now the Daughter of the Local Expert "DR. HARV"; Her sprite is that of the Female "Cool Trainer". (Swimmer in r8.2)
Dr.Harv uses the "Gentleman Sprite".
The Starters are: Absol, Mewtwo, and Lairon all of them Start at Level 16. (Absol, Hypno, and Onix in r9.0-Final)
All Absol's are now 100% Female.
Your Starter's Held-Item is a Nugget.
Your Rival's Pokemon (No Matter Your Choice) is: Kirlia which starts at Level 18.
All of the Original Starters from Kanto to Hoenn can be caught in Pallet Town, (Min Level 10)
Dr. Harv gives you 16 CoalOre Balls (Master Balls) with your PokeDex.
Team Rocket has been Replaced with Team Magma. (Everything but their Over World Sprites, as they don't exist in Fire Red)
All Team Magma Grunts and Admins are Female.  (I Rocky, am their Leader) [renamed to Team Earth in r9.0-Final]
Some City and Town Maps and Names have been Changed.
The Gyms have been Edited quite a bit. (The Elite Four as well)
Some Gyms have Weather Machines inside; for Example: the First Gym Contains Sandstorms.
There's quite a few new moves as well.
Some Attacks have new Types; for example, Explosion is now Fire-Type, thus can now hit ghost types.
Some Pokemon have new Move Sets. (for example Pikachu can learn Hang 10 (Surf))
New Wild Pokemon Locations; For Example,  Ghost-Types appear in "Boobie Woods".
You now start the Game with 5000 Pika Dollars and a 12pk. of Lemonade in your PC. (as of r8.2)

Hack's Signature Attack:
DEATH SLASH/ TM05/ DARK/ ACC: 100/ PP: 50/ Effect: 1-Hit KO.

Known Bugs:
Minor Text and Scripting Glitches (Just Ignore Them).

New Items and Prices:
CoalOre Ball/ 50 Pika Each (2,014 pika each as of r8.0)
Kabang Candy/ 10 Pika Each (100 pika each as of r8.0)

Absol's New Move Set:
Metal Claw at Level 17
Blaze Kick at Level 19
Death Slash at Level 21

New Kanto Gym List (as of r9.0 - Final):
Legend: Leader/ Gym/ Type/ Badge (Notes on the Gym)
Flint/ Meteor City/ Rock/ Granite
Ally/ Solange City/ Ice/ Iceberg (Yes, as of X&Y there is a real Iceberg Badge; But, I started hacking this Rom like four years ago)
Brig.Gen. Adam/ Endust City/ Electric/  Current
Bernie/ Froakie City/ Grass/ Garden
John/ Oakvale City/ Poison/ Soul
Ben/ Saffron City/ Ghost or Dark/ Death
Flannery/ Fennith Island/ Fire/ Volcano
Rocky/ Deluxia City/ Ground/ Shovel

New Kanto Elite Four and Champion (as of r8.2):
#1. Azari / Ice-Type Master
#2. Shauna/ Fighting-Type Master
#3. Maria/ Ghost-Type Master
#4. Kyle/ Dragon-Type Master
Kanto Champ: Hitomi/ Psychic-Master and Your Rival.

Brand New in r9.0-final!:
The Bellsprout evolution line will be replaced with my favorite Alola Pokémon!
#069 - Bellsprout is replaced by #761 - Bounsweet
#070 - Weepinbell is replaced by #762 - Steenee
#071 - Victreebel is replaced by #763 - Tsareena

For now they still mostly use the Bellsprout line Move sets and Evolution methods, their Abilities are Oblivious. And the PokéDex entries are slightly modified entries from Pokémon Moon Version.
The Line is 100% Female and Steenee learns Stomp at Lv.19. MEGA KICK is now TROP KICK, a Grass Move.

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  2. Is a Pokemon Fire Red Hack or Pokemon Emerald Hack ???

    1. Pokemon Firered, I'm currently finishing up r9.0-final.^^ lol

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