Pokemon R.O.W.E.

Pokemon R.O.W.E.

Download Pokemon R.O.W.E. GBA ROM Hack (Pre-Patched)

Pokemon R.O.W.E is a GBA ROM Hack by rioluwott based on Pokemon Emerald. It is now available to download in English and It was last updated on September 5, 2023.

  • Creator: rioluwott
  • Version: v1.9.3.2
  • Hack of: Emerald
  • Updated: September 5, 2023


Pokemon R.O.W.E is an attempt to create an open-world Pokemon Emerald with QoL changes and a high replay value, with diverse team building as the primary goal.


  • Explore the region in any order you want.
  • Gen 8
  • Following Pokémon
  • Tons of QoL Changes to get your team without having to Breed to get good Ivs/Abilities
  • Egg Move Tutor
  • Chose between 9 starters or get one randomly.
  • 3 Different Game Difficulties – Easy, Normal, and Hard
  • Regional Music Options(Chose between Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh Music)
  • Randomized Mode
  • Double Battle Mode(Every fight is a Double Battle)
  • Inverse Mode(Inverted type chart)
  • Perfect Ivs Mode(everything has 31 ivs)
  • No Evs mode(Nothing has evs)
  • Random Party Mode
  • Little Cup-like mode
  • No need for HMs
  • In-Game Wonder Trades
  • Nature Mints
  • A way to change the Poke Balls of already caught Mons
  • Pokémon from all the 8 Gens
  • AutoRun Options
  • Up to 120 Tms
  • Physical/Special Split(This can be removed by an In-game Mode)
  • Daily Gym Leader Rematches
  • Level scaling based on your number of badges with an evolution system for both trainers and wild Pokémon
  • Re-Usable TMs
  • Mega Evolutions
  • Find rare Pokémon with the DexNav. (by ghoulslash’s)
  • Gen 8 Flying Taxis from the beginning. (by surskitty)
  • Name Rater, Move Reminder, Move Deleter and Iv checker on all the Pokémon Centers.
  • Decapitalized Text. (by Wyrserth and AsparagusEdu)
  • Press B to Surf faster. (by ghoulslash)
  • Pokémon Clover Soft Level Cap in Hard Mode (by PokémonCrazy)
  • Gen 7 Daycare System
  • A beautiful and useful Pokedex. (by TheXaman)
  • Gen 6 Exp.Share that you can always turn off (by Lunos)
  • Fly without the need for the move by having a Pokémon that could learn it in your party (by Buffelsaft)
  • Eon Flute
  • And more…



  • New Ability: Steel eater, boost the user defense when hit by a steel type move, it was given to Aggron family
  • New Ability: Insect eater, boosts the user attack when hit by a bug type move, it was given to Carnivine
  • Added the ability wind rider and gave it to Shiftry
  • Changed Empoleon’s hidden ability from Defiant to Competitive
  • Grassy glide got nerfed to 60BP
  • Gave shadow bone to Cubone as an egg move
  • Gave some new moves to Carnivine and buffed it’s stats
  • Gave Will-o-Wisp to Shiftry
  • Now you can buy Eviolites, Everstones, and Destiny knots in Rustboro
  • A lot of signature move changes. (Read the changelog linked in the useful stuff section for detailed information on the changes.)
  • Other changes I forgot about


  • Added the functionality for these next abilities:
    • Sand Spit
    • Perish Body
    • Wandering Spirit
    • Cotton Down
    • Pastel Veil
    • Curious Medicine
    • Steam Engine
    • Transitor (No obtainable Pokémon has this ability)
    • Dragon’s Maw(No obtainable Pokémon has this ability)
    • Power Spot
    • Punk Rock
    • Steely Spirit
  • Reworked Justified, now it will boost the highest attack stat if hit by a Dark, Ghost, or Dragon-type and will get reduced damage from those types
  • Reworked Anger Points, now it will boost the highest attack stat if hit by a contact move(and removed the critical move stuff)
  • Reworked Curious Medicine, it will remove the stats changes from all the Pokémon in battle and will work in singles too
  • Gave Steam Engine to Volcanion as a Secondary Ability
  • Gave Anger Points to Beedrill, Granbull,
  • Gave Sand Spit to Onix and Steelix as a hidden ability
  • Gave Justified to Doublade and Honedge, Sirfetch and both Farfetch’d forms
  • Gave Cotton Down to Altaria and Swablu
  • Changed Seviper and Zangoose signature moves to hit super effectively to Normal and Poison types respectively
  • Fixed Signature moves changing the physical and special split from moves still using the normal attacking stat causing them to be less effective
  • Fixed the game crashing if you tried to receive the Daycare ditto with a full party
  • Fixed the RGB Values in options only going up to 8 instead of 9
  • Other misc changes and fixes


  • Modified the AI so it will hopefully be smarter and won’t spam electric moves at volt absorb mons(and a lot of other stuff)
  • Added some new abilities from ER and Exceeded
    • Flaming Soul: Gives +1 priority on fire moves while in the sun (Typloshion and Rapidash get it)
    • Overcharged: Electric moves hit super effectively on Electric mons (Electabuzz family, Eelektross Family, and Normal rotom get it)
    • Mountaineer: Immune to rock type moves and Field Hazards (Gogoat gets it)
    • Molten Down: Fire moves hit supper effectively on Rock types (Torkoal, Heatran, and Moltres get it)
  • Added some new signature moves for Bibarel, Bidoof, Golem, Golem Alolan, Luvdisc, Relicanth, Regice, Registeel and Regirock
  • Buffed Luvdisc, Dustox, Beautifly, Alomomola, and Zapdos
  • If you give Luvdisc or Alomomola a Heart scale they will get their defense boosted
  • Changed the ability Blademaster name to Sharpness like the Gen 9 games
  • Buffed the abilities – Grass Pelt, Big Pecks, Hyper Cutter, and Pick up
  • Modified Illuminate to boost Accuracy instead of Special Attack
  • Modified Run Away to boost speed when it gets any stat lowered instead when sent out
  • Modified some move in-game descriptions
  • Added Heavy Duty Boots to the game, you can get them in Lilycove Mart after some badges
  • Removed the moves Fling and Sky drop since they don’t do anything
  • Modified the TM56 to be Darkest Lariat instead of Fling
  • Made past outbreak specific moves available in-game without needing the companion
  • Fixed some bugs with some Legendary Pokemon not being able to mega evolve
  • Fixed some bugs with some Pokemon that change form mid-battle if you catch them and they are sent out to your Party

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Useful Stuff



Previous Versions


  • Where can I find [Evolution Stone]?
    – All the evolution items are sold in Lilycove Dept after you get 4 badges.
  • Are every Pokémon Available in this game?
    – Every Pokémon is available in some form with the exceptions of some Mythicals and Legendaries that are going to be added to the game in a future update.
  • What is the Surprise Me Option in the starter selection?
    – It gives you any First Stage Pokémon randomly(the only exceptions are mythical and legendaries).
  • How can I evolve Pokémon that evolve by trade?
    – Go to the Name Rater house in Slateport, talk to the Tradeback Guy, and chose the Pokémon you want to evolve.
  • How many badges do I need to use the Egg Move Tutor or the TM Move Tutor on every Pokémon Center?
    – For the Egg Move Tutor, you need 6 badges and for the TM Move Tutor, you need 8.
  • Can I change my Pokémon Abilities/Natures?
    – Yes, to change the ability of your Pokémon for the other normal Ability you need an Ability Capsule that can be bought in Oldale Town in the house behind the Pokémon Center, and for a Hidden ability you need an Ability Patch, you can get it in Pacifidlog Town in exchange for 1 Yellow Shard
  • How does [Pokémon] Evolves
    – You can check the in-game Pokédex to see how the Pokémon Evolves and a lot of other useful information(Base Stats, Abilities, Movesets, Ev Yield, etc).
  • What is the shiny rate in this game?
    – The Shiny Rate is the same as Vanilla emerald but if you want to shiny hunt, I highly recommend using the DexNav.
  • What Mythicals/Legendaries are obtainable?
    – Articuno, Moltres, Mew, Entei, Ho-oh, Lugia, Registeel, Regice, Regirock, Latios, Latias, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Heatran, and Shaymin


rioluwott, AsparagusEdu, Lunos, PokemonCrazy, ghoulslashns, TheXaman, surskitty, Diego Mertens, WiserVisor, Dizzyegg, Pyredrid, Buffelsaft, Sapphire Jester

You can download the Pokemon R.O.W.E. GBA ROM from this page and you can download an Emulator for your device from this link to play the game.