GBA Pokémon hacks are fan-made hacks of official Pokémon games that were also sold on bootleg cartridges (presumably without the knowledge of the creators).

Quartz Edit

Pokemon Quartz Boxart

Box Art for Pokémon Quartz.

A hack of Ruby which replaces all Pokémon with original ones and takes place in Corna, a heavily-edited Hoenn. The game has a great number of spelling and grammatical errors, which result from the hack being translated from Spanish, and also contains profanity and adult themes.

While the best-known bootleg cartridge as played on the actual GBA contains serious glitches and errors, the current patch file release works well with VBA when the patch is applied to a clean Ruby ROM. The bootleg version has Gyarados on the boxart, stolen from the Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion "EX Holon Phantoms".

Naranja Edit

Pokemon Naranja Boxart

Box Art for Pokémon Naranja.

A Spanish hack and bootleg of Ruby in which the player plays as either Ash or Misty and travels around the Orange Archipelago (Naranja is a Spanish word which means "Orange"). Celebi appears on the box art and title screen.

ChaosBlack Edit

Pokemon ChaosBlack Boxart

Box Art for Pokémon ChaosBlack.

A hack of FireRed. The game contains many new Pokémon, and glitch ones (such as MissingNo).

The description on the back of some bootleg boxes contains typos or poor English and punctuation, as is common with bootleg games. The front cover features a recoloured version of Chaos' artwork from Sonic Battle

Frigo Returns Edit


Box Art for Pokémon Frigo Returns.

A hack of Ruby/Sapphire. Different versions exist, some with a lighter palette and some with text differences. The original ROM has a text box in the beginning of the game saying: "This game has been hacked by: The Phantom of Poké4Yu Inc." but this was removed from most cartridge versions. The cartridge versions also have the light palette.

A possible publisher could have the initials "VC" due to some of the cartridges having a sticker over the screw with the letters VC. The front cover features an art of the protagonist from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Michael. It also features Lucario from the fourth generation of Pokémon games.

Perla Edit


Box Art for Pokémon Perla.

A hack of Ruby (or Sapphire) for the Game Boy Advance. This hack was probably made by an unknown Spanish, American or Italian developer (according to the title or to the ESRB rating) named EMU LG. Despite the game is dated 2005 (see title screen pic), it was probably made after 2006, considering that the game has many elements from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Crystal Shards Edit

A hack of FireRed (or LeafGreen) for the Game Boy Advance. This hack is a remake of Pokémon Crystal released in 2006-2007 by MikaMan.

Shiny Gold Edit

A hack of FireRed (or LeafGreen) for the Game Boy Advance. This hack is a remake of Pokémon Gold released in 2006-2007 by Argentine developer ZEL. The boxart uses a stolen image of Ho-Oh from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Blue Sea Edit

A hack of FireRed (or LeafGreen) for the Game Boy Advance, released in 2007 by Mexican developer Neos. The boxart uses a stolen image of Blastoise from Pokémon Trading Card Game, Cardtridge and ROM version translated from Spanish to English[1], uses the overworld sprite boy are Jimmy girl are Marina, the Pokémon starters are Mareep, Spheal and Trapinch, the rival battle uses a Silver replaced Gary, the Kanto region was heavily edited.

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