Pokemon Emerald Horizons

Experience the captivating world of Pokemon in a whole new light with Pokemon Emerald Horizons, a remarkable GBA Rom Hack by BrandonXL, inspired by Pokemon Emerald in English. This exciting hack is now available for download, with the latest update released on September 6, 2023.

Pokemon Emerald Horizons GBA ROM INFORMATION

  • Creator: BrandonXL
  • Version: 1.0.2b
  • Hack of: Emerald
  • Updated: September 6, 2023

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About the Game

Pokemon has always been a cherished part of my life. As a youngster, I relished the challenge of assembling teams to take on Gym Leaders, Elite Four members, and formidable Trainers in epic boss battles. It wasn’t until I played exceptional hacks like Pokemon Unbound, Radical Red, and Inclement Emerald that I considered creating my own game. These hacks showcased diversity in obtainable Pokemon, modern battle mechanics, and a challenging difficulty level, particularly in boss battles. The concept of challenging “boss battles” fascinated me, and I was inspired to create my own Pokemon experience.

With the generous contribution of resources from the community, including RHH, DizzyEgg, and PRET, I embarked on this journey with specific principles in mind:

  • Create a game that is difficult yet fair, rating it at a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.
  • Align with modern Pokemon game entries.
  • Streamline the player experience.

Regarding the third point, I wanted players to swiftly build their teams without the need for extensive EV training, IV optimization, or capturing Pokemon with ideal natures. Grinding endlessly for experience was also not part of the plan. The project aimed to provide players with a challenging yet enjoyable Hoenn experience, much like the one I personally desired. While the game largely follows the vanilla Emerald storyline, players will encounter new Trainers and engaging activities along the way.

With all of this in mind, I am thrilled to share my Emerald difficulty hack with the Emerald Horizons community.


  • Many features are inherent in RHH’s pokeemerald-expansion branch or made possible by contributors in the Simple Modifications Directory.
  • Key features of this game include:
  • Difficulty-related settings like Set Mode, Level Caps, and Disabled Battle Bag.
  • Availability of most Gen 1-8 Pokemon, including Hisuian forms.
  • Modern Battle Engine with Fairy-Type, Mega Evolution, Updated Moves, and Physical/Special Split.
  • Abundance of optional boss battles, featuring 8 Kanto Gym Leaders, 8 Johto Gym Leaders, and various miscellaneous bosses rewarding valuable items.
  • Exp. All for improved leveling.
  • Bosses and mid/late game Trainers scale according to your strength, eliminating the need for excessive grinding.
  • Updated move animations, thanks to Skeli and ghoulslash.
  • Stats are unaffected by EVs/IVs/Natures.
  • 75 TMs, including a mix of vanilla and custom TMs.
  • Ghoulslash’s DexNav with unique encounters.
  • PSF’s Quest Menu UI with 30 Side Quests.
  • Buffel’s Poke Vial implementation.
  • Ghoul’s Item Description Headers.
  • Badge-Based Poke Marts.
  • BW Repel System.
  • Unlimited use TMs and forgettable HMs.
  • Nicknaming and Move Relearning in the Party Screen.
  • Decapitalization for improved aesthetics.
  • Level Grinder to quickly reach the Level Cap.
  • Linking Cord for most trade-related evolutions.
  • Post-Game Boss Rush Mode.
  • 2.5x Lucky Egg for enhanced experience gains.
  • Premier Ball Bonuses.
  • No poison damage in the overworld, ensuring a smoother gameplay experience.

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