Top Pokemon Rom hacks and Fan Games Ever: The Ultimate List

 Here are tons of ROM hacks and fan games - these are perfect to play if you love Pokemon and are looking for your next adventure in the franchise! 

1. Pokemon Revolution Online - you can meet people, form or join a guild and explore the magnificent regions Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinoh, all while training up your Pokemon! There is so much packed in to this game, so much to do and see, it's unreal. It's such a good adventure with an amazing amount of mini games and extra activities to try out while you're training up your Pokemon and it's also free. You'll fall hooked, line and sinker for this one!

2. Pokemon Insurgence - this is more of an adult game, with a gritty and scary storyline that involves cults and acts of cruelty on Pokemon, but has a dark and fascinating narrative. There are new features like Delta Pokemon, Armored Pokemon and there are extensive ways to customise your character and experience the game through different perspectives. It's a fascinating treasure of a game waiting to be explored.

3. Pokemon Phoenix Rising - set in the Hawthorne region with an amazing extensive storyline, that is based on the decisions you as a player make. It's super interactive and so much fun, there are new Mega Evolutions and even a new kind of creature, Relic Pokemon. No wonder it's one of the most popular fan games gaining momentum at the moment!

4. Pokemon Showdown - with one of the largest playerbases, this is perfect for you if you're in to competitive play. It is regarded as the best way to battle with trainers online, it follows tournament rules closely and gives every Pokemon the same stats as it has in the latest official game. As it so closely emulates it, this is the best place to start if you're looking for something multiplayer, but closer to home.

5. Pokemon Brown (2014) - a hack of the original Pokemon Red and one of the first ever completed ROM hacks! It allows players to visit the industrialized region of Rijon, where there are five new elemental types to discover: Sound, Wood, Gas, Wind and Abnormal, plus 73 new Fakemon can be found. A much upgraded version of this exists now, released by the original creator in 2014, which is the best version to play.

6. Pokemon Prism - the sequel to Pokemon Brown, this picks up from where Pokemon Brown left off, on the region of Naljo - where there are 28 Pokemon exclusively native to the area! There are also some areas that can only be explored by Pokemon, putting you directly in control of your team.

7. Pokemon Rejuvenation - set in the region of Aevium in the Pokemon World, the story follows the efforts of locals to repair the area after it was destroyed by a terrible disaster event some years ago. It's up to you to stop the villainous Team Xen from causing and creating chaos, with help from Pokemon up to gen 7! The story is fantastic and the graphics are just like gen 3, which makes it even better that we get a huge range of Pokemon!

8. Pokemon Reborn - here the Reborn region has fallen in to chaos, disarray and crime and it is up to you to bring order and peace to the lands. You get to pick from 21 starters and there are Pokemon here up to gen 7 - you will also get to enjoy custom music by GlitchxCity, which is crazy good and really lifts the whole game!

9. Pokemon Orange Islands - is based on the anime episodes from the Indigo series, which takes place in the Orange Islands and is a ROM hack of FireRed. The amount of detail is incredible! This hack contains all the 151 Generation I Pokemon along with other bonuses. When you start the game you play as OG Ash Ketchum, you get Pikachu as a starter and have a chance to catch all of Ash's party pretty early in the game.

10. Pokemon Uranium - although one of the most pursued games by Nintendo, to take it down and erase it completely, Pokemon Uranium has survived and is even easier to access now. There are 190 critters altogether, which include some Fakemon too and it boasts beautiful and polished graphics which are similar aesthetically to Gen IV. It's one of the most complete and professional fan games you can play and it's a joy to experience.

11. Pokemon Planet - a MMORPG, this gives players a chance to meet up and take part in exciting multiplayer events, while aiming to make all regions available for exploration, meaning you will be able to catch critters from all generations and find them in their natural habitat. It only takes a quick registration and you will be able to play this game in your browser in no time, so much fun!

12. Pokemon Clockwork - set in the Rosari region of the Pokemon World, this game is full of beautiful and breathtaking landscapes and amazing storylines and quests. Your mission is to save the Rosari region from the evil schemes of Team Epsilon, and there are Pokemon from the first four Generations to catch! 

13. PokeMMO - this is pretty much what it says on the tin, if you love Massive Multiplayer Online games and Pokemon you might just adore this! A place where players can come together to enjoy Pokemon Black, Pokemon Emerald and FireRed too with their friends, there is online PVP and an extensive collection of clothes and accessories to customise your character with. It's incredibly popular and regularly updated. Give it a try, it's so much fun! 

14. Pokemon Godra - such a complex, branching storyline which is based around the decisions you decide to make, so it is much more of an interactive experience. It puts pressure on your shoulders as you engage with the conflicts within the Godra region. There are so many roles to try and choices to make, plus a massive 128 starters to choose from here - it's the ultimate customisable Pokemon game experience!

15. Pokemon FireRed: Rocket Edition - a FireRed ROM hack that is incredibly complex. It takes place in the Kanto region and the crime ridden streets below the surface, with the story running parallel to Red's original adventure. The character detail is so great and it is a hack that delivers a whole new perspective on, well, pretty much everything!

16. Pokemon Sage - heavily influenced by Latin America, this game takes place in the colourful Urobos region. These lands are culturally rich, with folklore and even new Pokemon that are rooted in this culture. It may be incomplete, but maybe it is because there is so much to explore and try.

17. Pokemon Adventure Red - a retelling of the amazing Pokemon Adventure manga, in game form! It follows the exploits of Red from Pallet Town, an amazing Pokemon battler, and the protagonist from the first generation games. It features Red's travels across the different regions, even Alola, and you can catch Pokemon from ALL regions too! There are even Fusion and Shadow Pokemon, a Day/Night mode and a 225 level cap. It's so, so detailed and fans of the manga will adore this.

18. Pokemon Fire Ash - such a complex and content heavy game that will keep you enthralled for hours! There are over 50 gyms in this game and more than 800 Pokemon to catch, plus you get to play as Ash as he embarks on a huge adventure from Kanto to the Alola region, to the Orange Islands too. It's the sequel to Pokemon AshGrey.

19. Pokemon Clover - this FireRed ROM hack goes completely off on a tangent of its own! It's so ambitious it even has its own project website and steers away from the original Pokemon franchise with fan made content, tons of Fakemon, inside jokes, fan fiction and incredible and elaborate storytelling. It definitely makes the list for its ambition and level of detail, it can be lots of fun but can contain unregulated and undesirable fan made content that may be offensive to some.

20. Pokemon Theta Emerald RENEV - there have been three entire releases of Pokemon Theta Emerald, the original, the EX version and now this one, the RENEV version. It boasts the most extensive Pokemon collection yet, with brand new moves and features, new forms for some critters and the possibility of fusing Pokemon!

21. Pokemon Light Platinum - a modification of the original Pokemon Ruby, we are presented with a whole new concept as this game overhauls the Pokemon League by replacing all the gym leaders and the Elite IV, with a Pokemon World Championship event that awaits you after completing the League.

22. Pokemon Dark Rising - very narrative driven, with fantastic storylines! This hack is so in depth and takes you on a whirlwind adventure - Pokemon from multiple generations are present in this and the 'Dream World' abilities are really exciting! Game of Thrones fans may adore this.

23. Pokemon Gaia - this is such an exciting historic Pokemon adventure! Learn tales of a bygone golden age by exploring ancient ruins and learning about the Pokemon World's rich history. It's fascinating, uncovering the ancient secrets of the Orbtus region in incredible detail, boasting a fantastic soundtrack plus an inclusion of assorted Pokemon from the first six generations.

24. Pokemon Snakewood - a zombie themed take, this Ruby ROM hack is set years after the Gen III storyline. The protagonist is the younger sibling of the main character, trying to find their older sibling while trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse, scary stuff! Starter options are the poisonous Paras, Koffing and Baltoy and there are tons of Fakemon to collect, including zombified versions of the originals!

25. Pokemon Saffron - the story of Pokemon Saffron takes place deep within the Azira region in South America, popular with tons of Pokemon species on their yearly migrations. When migratory patterns intertwine every ten years, the area goes crazy, buzzing with life. It's such a rich biodiverse territory, there are over 280 of the most popular Pokemon roaming around! There are monsters from every generation, including Sword and Shield. It's so much fun, there's so much to see! 

26. Pokemon Glazed - this Emerald ROM hack includes both Johto and the mystical Rankor region, where Pokemon from all around Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos can all be found.

27. Pokemon Blazed Glazed - two new Eeveelutions are present here, Def-Eevee and Off-Eevee, as well as new overhauls of rival trainer teams and Pokemon movesets that were present in Pokemon Glazed. 

28. Pokemon MMO 3D - there is nothing better than the fan games that let you play online with friends, so you can explore the Pokemon World together - but this one beats them all in the graphics department with fully 3D graphics! If you like connecting with friends through Pokemon you will love this! It also gets updated regularly and real time battles are also a new concept here. A favourite!

29. Pokemon Flora Sky Story - a really adorable hack that features 386 total Pokemon, everyone from the fourth and fifth generations! Along with an in depth storyline, which revolves around helping Shaymin stop Groudon and Kyogre from destroying the world, there are more super cute features that flesh it out nicely, like lots of mini games, a day and night system and plenty of daily events. 

30. Pokemon Ash Gray - a Pokemon Fire Red ROM hack that recreates Ash Ketchum's anime adventure in game form! Featuring the beautiful Orange Islands, there are so many story events set all round the region, which are based on characters and events in the anime. 

31. Pokemon Black - this is the Gen I ROM hack, not the official game that shares the same name! A little bizarre and 'out there', this is perfect for those who are wanting something intruiging and unusual - plus it's based on one of the first creepypasta stories ever!

32. Pokemon Mega Adventure - this is one of the most popular and well known Pokemon fan games, heavily combat focused and based in the beautiful Akito region with its jaw dropping places. It has less story but makes up for it with a huge variation of 721 Pokemon, Mega Evolutions and its beautiful graphical style which is based on Gen 3 titles.

33. Pokemon Little Cup Red - a great challenge, where your Pokemon can't win exp, gain levels or anything of the sort. Every critter in the game is reduced to level 5 and any that didn't have an "infant form" are replaced with a similar creature. It's a hardcore strategy game but not impossible!

34. Pokemon Orange - a Crystal ROM hack that lets you explore and discover the wonders of the Orange Islands, part of the Orange Archipelago, located near Kanto in the Pokemon World. As a kid from Valencia island, you are tasked by Prof Samson Oak to bring him the mysterious GS ball, encountering Pokemon, fighting villains and enjoying the scenery along the way! 

35. Pokemon TPP (Red Anniversary) - this was made in 2015 specially to celebrate the exciting phenomenom of Twitch Plays Pokemon - it lets players vote on commands to put in to the game, meaning all can get involved and collaborate and get in on the action on a platform level. This is a super beefed up version of Pokemon Red, with all 151 Pokemon available, plus much stronger trainers.

36. Pokemon Polished Crystal - this rom hack captures the joy of Pokemon Crystal and makes all 251 Pokemon fully catchable, which is so exciting! Not to mention, there are all the new types up to Fairy and it even includes the new Eeveelutions we didn't see in the original games. 

37. Pokemon Pink - such a cool hack that lets you play as Kris, the Pokemon Crystal female protagonist, with Jigglypuff, Pikachu and Vulpix in place of the original starters. There are also the newer Dark, Steel and Fairy types included in the game, such a cool project and unique twist on Blue.

38. Pokemon Emerald Kaizo - you might have read about this in Best Pokemon GBA ROM Hacks and Fan Games from Gen 3 - a mega hard hack created by the infamous SinisterHoodedFigure, really takes the game to a whole new level as the trainers are much more aggressive, their teams are stronger and best yet, there are some extra treachorous routes with increased ambushes by Teams Magma and Aqua along the way. Definitely for those who want a challenge!

39. Pokemon Eclipse RPG - an online Pokemon adventure where you can play Pokemon together with friends as opposed to just connecting two GBA's together to battle and trade - here you can go questing together and catch Pokemon together out in the field, such a cool fan project! You just register and play in your browser!

40. Pokemon TRE: Team Rocket Edition - play as a villain in this evil Pokemon adventure, a fantastic and exciting ride. You have to go through the game beating Gym Leaders and the Elite IV alike, competing against your sibling as two novice Team Rocket members.

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