HOTM January 2013

Title: The First Official Hack of the Month: Pokemon Light Platinum!

Hello /r/PokemonROMhacks and welcome to the first official Hack of the Month! To kick things off, we thought we would try a complete and well-known hack so people can try different playthroughs. We present: Pokemon Light Platinum!

Pokemon Light Platinum is a complete hack of Pokemon Ruby that features two distinct regions, select Gen IV/V Pokemon, and a unique storyline and evil “Team antagonist.” It was featured as PokeCommunity’sHotM for March 2009.

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Download Links

Remember, we’re looking for hacks to feature! So if yours has *at least* 4-6 hours of gameplay, take a look at the Patch Sharing Guidelines and you might be featured as a HOTM!

If you’re having trouble downloading or patching the ROMs, take a look at the ROM Hacks 101 guide.

If your base ROM doesn’t seem to be working or if you’re having trouble locating a Ruby base ROM, send a PM to /u/browniebiznatch, /u/Savolainen5, or /u/rayd12smitty.

Please comment, post interesting stories, give us your teams that you use. Whatever you do, have fun with it! The posters that have the most fun with it will receive Top Contributor flair!

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HOTM February 2013

The Second Official Hack of the Month: Pokemon Snakewood

Hello again, /r/PokemonROMHacks! We’re back with Pokemon Snakewood, a hack of Ruby which takes place in a modified Hoenn region. Zombies have invaded, and you must track down your brother, League Champion, and get his help to reclaim Hoenn! The hack features new sprites, areas, zombie pokemon (two of which can be captured), several dozen fakemon (including evolutions), and increased difficulty. This is not exactly your conventional Pokemon game! Snakewood was the First Hack of the Quarter in 2012.

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Download Link

This hack would be an excellent one to choose for a Nuzlocke run, where when a Pokemon faints, it’s out! Zombies cause one of your Pokemon to faint? Your Pokemon might now be infected! To learn more about Nuzlocke, go to /r/nuzlocke!

Remember, we’re looking for hacks to feature! So if yours has *at least* 4-6 hours of gameplay, take a look at the Patch Sharing Guidelines and you might be featured as a HOTM!

If you’re having trouble downloading or patching the ROMs, take a look at the ROM Hacks 101 guide.

If your base ROM doesn’t seem to be working or if you’re having trouble locating a Ruby base ROM, send a PM to /u/browniebiznatch, /u/Savolainen5, or /u/rayd12smitty.

Please comment, post interesting stories, give us your teams that you use. Whatever you do, have fun with it! The posters that have the most fun with it will receive Top Contributor flair!

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HOTM March 2013

Title: The Third Official Hack of the Month: Pokemon Dark Rising

Hey there, /r/PokemonROMHacks! We’re back again with Pokemon Dark Rising, a hack of FireRed which takes place in the brand new Core Region. A great story throws you into a world where disasters and strange climate changes are affecting the region. A Pokemon approaches you in a dream, and says only you can save it, and the world. The hack features Pokemon from all five generations, a new region to explore, new characters including some from the anime, newer moves, and DW abilities.

[Screenshots](http://imgur.com/a/sFWBa)

[Download link](http://www.pokecommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67355&d=1360912664)

If the regular gaming experience isn’t enough for you, why not try a Nuzlocke of Dark Rising? To learn more about Nuzlocke, go to /r/nuzlocke!

Remember, we’re looking for hacks to feature! So if yours has *at least* 4-6 hours of gameplay, take a look at the [Patch Sharing Guidelines](http://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonROMhacks/comments/13impw/mod_have_a_hack_you_want_to_share/) and you might be featured as a HOTM!

If you’re having trouble downloading or patching the ROMs, take a look at the [ROM Hacks 101 guide](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15D1KAywrhAt8h5Ra70PMkZ8lJkzvbzvu4weUI46J4Kk).

If your base ROM doesn’t seem to be working or if you’re having trouble locating a Ruby base ROM, send a pm to [browniebiznatch](http://www.reddit.com/u/browniebiznatch)

Please comment, post interesting stories, give us your teams that you use. Whatever you do, have fun with it! The posters that have the most fun with it will receive Top Contributor flair!

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