June 5-11, 2012

Title ‘Let’s Play Pokémon Lilac’

Hey,

I’m the DropBox moderator for /r/PokemonROMhacks and I’ve seen the sudden influx of questions asking which ROM hacks I recommend. So, BHLHB3 and I thought what better way to show off some of the best ROMs out there than to start a weekly playthrough. We call it...wait for it.../r/PokemonROMhacks Hack of the Week! If this is the first you’ve heard of a ROM hack or you are joining us from another subreddit, there are some guides available at the end of this post in case this is your first rodeo to help you with the patching and emulation process.

Starting us off is [Pokémon Lilac](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1yiPtvmsAMwAEzPVtD_324flA-8MeR78T2_uIwyq7YP8#h.1ofvnthsmg34), a two-gym beta release of a Fire Red hack with a powerful storyline and enhanced graphics set in a new region, Lowen.

Sound interesting? Then patch a copy of Fire Red, start playing and post screenshots, progress reports, and comments as a reply to this thread. Let’s get some discussion going in this subreddit!

For those of you looking for an extra challenge why not try beating Lilac [nuzlocke](http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Nuzlocke_Challenge) style?

[Pokémon Lilac DropBox Download](https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9pqawcp1ooyhj4/Lilac%20-%20Beta%201.1.rar)

Note: Pokémon Lilac is currently in BETA and only includes two gyms and a Team Rocket event.

[Click here](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1yiPtvmsAMwAEzPVtD_324flA-8MeR78T2_uIwyq7YP8#h.1ofvnthsmg34) for more info about Pokémon Lilac.

[Click here](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1JjiyFiISE9CZCJIEpw0qOa_vagseD0Jz-XAmTWv9fPk) for a guide on patching ROMs.

[Click here](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15D1KAywrhAt8h5Ra70PMkZ8lJkzvbzvu4weUI46J4Kk) for a tutorial on emulating Pokémon on your PC, PSP, or Android device.


June 12-17, 2012

Title ‘Let’s Play Pokémon Azure Horizons’

Last week’s hack of the week was a huge success, a lot of you joined in and played along with us and we hope you enjoyed Pokémon Lilac.

For our second Hack of the Week we’d like to introduce you to [Pokémon Azure Horizons](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1yiPtvmsAMwAEzPVtD_324flA-8MeR78T2_uIwyq7YP8#id.lhmwkvbzjfn1), a beta release of an immensely popular Pokémon Fire Red hack which includes four gyms in the new Zephyr region.  As you play post screenshots, progress reports, and comments as a reply to this submission to let us know what you think of the hack and help out your fellow /r/PokemonROMHack-ers!

[Pokémon Azure Horizons DropBox Download](https://www.dropbox.com/s/m4d18mf4vu8lrr4/Azure%20Horizons%20Beta%202%20%282010%29.zip)

New to Pokémon ROM hacks? [Click here](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15D1KAywrhAt8h5Ra70PMkZ8lJkzvbzvu4weUI46J4Kk) for our ROM Hacks 101 step-by-step guide to patching and playing a Pokémon ROM hack.

Note: Pokémon Azure Horizons is currently in BETA and only includes four gyms. As with all BETAs there may be some unresolved bugs.


June 18-25, 2012

Title ‘Let’s Play Pokémon EverGreen’

Alright guys, this is the third Hack of the Week for the subreddit and we thought let’s reward some of our own ROM Hackers. Here is a hack by our very own [QuantumF0am](http://www.reddit.com/user/QuantumF0am)! It’s called Pokemon EverGreen! It is a hack of FireRed with a completely revamped style of play. Instead of gyms, players receive badges from Guilds. Players craft potions and other healing items from shards and berries. Also, healing is done in beds instead of Pokemon Centers! The antagonist “Team” is the ever-so-present Team Rocket!

[Pokémon EverGreen DropBox Download](https://www.dropbox.com/s/hw4yilh839w1snd/Pokemon%20evergreen%20patch.ips)

New to Pokémon ROM hacks? [Click here](https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15D1KAywrhAt8h5Ra70PMkZ8lJkzvbzvu4weUI46J4Kk) for our ROM Hacks 101 step-by-step guide to patching and playing a Pokémon ROM hack.

Note: Pokémon EverGreen is currently in BETA and only allows for the player to receive one badge. As with all BETAs there may be some unresolved bugs.