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DarkRisingGirl 21st April 2014 08:59 PM

Pokemon Dark Rising 2
I, DarkRisingGirl, proudly bring to you the sequel to the popular hack, Pokemon Dark Rising. This hack continues the story of you trying to rescue your father, releasing Arceus from it’s sealed chamber, and defeating the dark entity known as Darugis. This hack promises to bring a very engaging storyline, involving more character development from the cast you’ve encounter in the first hack along with new, more intriguing faces. Check out The Story So Far section & Features for more info! ^.^

The Story So Far
You, the player, wake up from a sudden dream you had in the region known as CORE, where you live. In the dream, a Pokemon tells you of a dark force that has begun it's reawakening & asks for your aid in stoping it from causing chaos upon the world. You soon discover your best friend also had the same visit from the Pokemon in the form of a dream as well. After helping your town's professor, you set out on your own Pokemon adventure paired with your DRAGON-Type Pokemon & many questions unanswered in your mind. What is Darugis, the dark force the Pokemon spoke of? Along your journey, you discover Darugis can control the minds of people and Pokemon alike. You meet a man named V, who was a former assistant of your father, who Darugis now has captured along with the Pokemon from your dream. As your journey continues, you meet many enemies, some who become rivals, and even friends. Sydney, a young woman who watched Darugis's reawakening cause the death of her family and her village. Dray, a strong-willed Pokemon trainer who's father was also connected to your father and helped defeat Darugis years ago. And Florina, another strong trainer with a genius mind when it comes to technology. Together, along with your childhood friend, Pete, as well as assistance from a once enemy, Kayo, defeated Adrian, the champion of the OMNI Region who happened to be one of Darugis's main puppets. Through this time, you've grown to become a very strong Pokemon trainer. Even battling the likes of Ash Ketchum himself, the world's greatest Pokemon Trainer. You've also gained the ability to connect and bond with Legendary Pokemon. As some questions became clear with answers, more begin to grow in your mind. For example, what is the true connection between the 3 Chosen Ones? You have the power to Bond and communicate with Pokemon. A young man known as Light has the power to create Pokemon through energy. And your best friend, the 3rd Chosen One, what is his ability? There's still so much unanswered...
Now, You and the rest of your friends(Team Dark Rising) have set off to the OMNI Region in search of DARUGIS & saving your father. Three days have past since the events at Malice Castle...The team has changed their gear, and left all traces of events within the CORE Region behind them, including their Pokemon(Except their DRAGONS). What awaits you & the Team at the OMNI Region? Is there an even bigger threat than Darugis being formed?

*Day/Night System
*Physical/Special Split
*Pokemon from Every Generation (1st-6th)
*Even more New Moves. Including Grass Knot, Stone Edge, Earth Power, Scald, Flare Blitz, and more.
* Hidden Abilities. Including Drought Vulpix, Drizzle Politoed, Speed Boost Torchic, Dragon Dance Tyrantrum, and more.
*Completely redone learned moves for every Pokemon in the hack. All Pokemon will learn their best egg moves & move tutor attacks by level up instead of breeding & teaching it to them for a price. Including Dragon Dance Tyranitar, Stealth Rock/Spikes/Leech Seed Ferrothorn, Ice Punch/Fire Punch Electivire, and more.
*12 Gym Leaders
*Attacks that had their power changed in 6th gen will be changed in this hack as well. For example, Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Surf are now Base 90, instead of 95. (Hidden Power will remain the same as it did before 6th gen.)
*New Original Music custom designed just for this hack.
*All of the original Grass/Water/Fire Starters from Gen 1-5 will be available in specific areas in the hack with a 1% or 2% chance of them appearing.
*Choose your Dragon Starter from Dark Rising 1 in it’s final evolution as your first Pokemon or choose from the other two if you want to switch up this time around. (In other words, Dragonite/Salamence/Garchomp are the Starters)
This Is A Hack Of Fire Red.

CHARACTERS The Hero/Heroine of the hack. This young but very skilled Pokemon trainer is on a mission to save his/her father, release Arceus, and defeat Darugis while becoming the best Pokemon trainer in the world. He/She has the ability to bond with Pokemon, allowing him/her to understand the words spoken by legendary Pokemon. Despite only being a trainer for such a short time, he/she has earned the reputation of being a top prospect after defeating the OMNI-League Champion, Adrian. Kaz is the best friend of Oren/Orena and also has an ability to connect with Pokemon. While that exact ability is unknown, he too has the power to release Arceus from it’s chamber and stop Darugis. Like Oren/Orena, Kaz is a very skilled trainer and tends to use plenty of offense in battle after boosting his Pokemon’s strength. A powerful trainer who lost her parents due to Darugis’s reawakening. Although she is short-tempered, she has a very compassionate heart and manage to soothe the soul of Kyurem, before capturing it. A cocky yet skilled trainer, he has won numerous league tournaments in different regions and often has a joke for every situation. Despite being a comedian, he takes Pokemon very serious and is one of the top trainers in the world. He hopes to someday defeat Ash Ketchum and win the title. He is the boyfriend of Pokemon trainer, Florina. A master of technology, she has won her fair share of league tournaments and has certified herself as one of the best trainers in the world. She is the girlfriend of Pokemon trainer, Dray. Said to be the most aggressive Pokemon Professor in the world, Prof.Mercury tends to keep to herself and explodes on anyone who asks her too many questions. Despite her straight forward attitude and annoyance to everything, she cares deeply for Pokemon and never wants to see any in danger. Benga lost his parents and grandmother when he was only a newborn baby due to an event long ago where Pokemon felt in danger by humans. The Pokemon known as Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion attacked his parents and grandmother because they felt threatened, landing fatal blows to each of them. Benga’s only purpose as a Pokemon trainer is to become powerful enough to take revenge for his lost and capture the Pokemon, Heatran. Who he believes is just the right Pokemon to defeat them. A lonesome, homeless girl. Jalice has been surviving on her own since she was a child. Her and her partner Pokemon, Fennekin, travel from city to city, gathering resources and stealing food at any chance they can get before fleeing to another town. Not much is known about her.

Darugis: The ultimate dark entity, Darugis was created from all of the negative energy in the world. It’s power rivals the god of all Pokemon, Arceus.

Arceus: The God of all Pokemon, Arceus has been sealed away by Darugis in a dark chamber. Only the Chosen Ones can free it and use it’s power to defeat Darugis.

SCREENSHOTS Most Pictures are outdated. Changes have been made to Pokemon names that may be spelled incorrectly, as well as newer sprites and exp box.


Additional Credit Support
Scripter- DarkRisingGirl/Patrick Symus/Shubunkus
Music Composer- galooloo/ Jillsandwich93 (First City)
Mapper- DarkRisingGirl/Moety5/Atif
Trainer Backsprite Inserter & Pokemon Spriter-Aryan143
Box Art Creator & Textbox Editor-Pinkish Purple
Pokemon Spriter-Kinataki
OW Spriter-Jbsundown
Heroine OW Sprites- Acertony
Main Cast Trainer Sprites-Seiyouh
Inserted Backgrounds-Omega Zero
Title screen/Title Screen Image- Tajaros/Nopie/Darthvader317
Pokemon Sprites-Chaos Rush’s 64x64 Pokemon Resource & all affiliates that make sprites for it.
Physical/Special Split-Doesntknowhowtoplay
Overworld Bases- Zelix
6th Gen Pokemon Sprites-Noscium/ 1158
ASM Code- Jambo51
Userbar-Tackle/ xVaporeon
Tool Creators-(Wouldn't be possible without their inventions)
Rom Base- Dante,Kyledove,WesleyFG,Pey!,xiros,zein,femok, and Eddiee.
Map for the First City/Route-Kyledove
Rom Base Minis-Wesley FG
(If I forgot ANYONE, even for the slightest assistance, please let me know and I'll gladly add you to the list.)

*When choosing if you want to play as a Boy or a Girl, after you select your choice, the sprites in the introduction (Which are already terribly colored. Sorry about that) gets a little darker and glitchy looking. However, this is nothing to worry about as once you start the game, the player's character sprite returns to normal and never become glitchy again.
*Be sure to receive your Pokedex from Prof.Mercury's assistant. If you do not, most of your Pokemon Will Not be able to evolve.
*Do not return to the deck of the ship, it will freeze your rom.
*As of Beta 1, Cries are not inserted into the hack. Shiny 6th gen Pokemon are not inserted into the hack yet either.
*The player's back sprite in battle only has one frame (The one where he/she is holding the Pokeball) due to my laziness. I didn't feel like re-coloring the other frames.
*The Heroine sprite walks a little weird when walking left and right.
*Talking to Gary a second time in Noble Town will freeze the rom.
* A few of the trainer sprites are horribly colored and edited. This is due to me editing on a PC with a very dark screen that cannot be brightened. For this, I apologize & I hope this doesn't ruin your experience.

The Q&A:
Q. This hack won’t be as buggy as Dark Rising 1, will it?
A. No, not at all. The majority of DR1 was made by Me & another user named Tajaros. It was just us two. At the time, although we had knowledge in different areas of Rom hacking, we were both still beginners.
Q. When will this hack be completed?
A. Sometime in late 2014.

Thank You & Enjoy.

Ewery1 21st April 2014 09:44 PM

:DDDDD THIS LOOKS AMAZING! (I have yet to finish number one, I am coincidentally playing it right now)

Jisuke 21st April 2014 10:01 PM

"Yay! A new hack!" Is what I would say if I didn't look at the screenshots. Now I'm an artist, so I won't even bother judging the storyline and characters, but the spriting is just atrocious, I mean look at this No shading on the hair whatsoever, and it's a recolour of Green's hair, it literally has the shading done already! Also when using overworlds I suggest sticking to one style, using FR/LG, R/S/E and gen4 styled OWs gives it a really messy and unorganized look.
Also, why recolour something that looks just fine normally and really much the palettes up? That scene just screams "I'M COLOUR BLIND AND THIS IS A THING I MAKED!" The. Trees. Are. Purple. Damnit.

And this. THIS.
The mapping also seems like it's really poorly done.

tl;dr: Spriting is atrocious, mapping is poor, get a new spriter and get a new mapper.

Team Fail 21st April 2014 10:05 PM

Your OW sprites are rather cute, but the normal battle sprites have really bad coloring, ngl. As well,

*Be sure to receive your Pokedex from Prof.Mercury's assistant. If you do not, most of your Pokemon Will Not be able to evolve.
*Do not return to the deck of the ship, it will freeze your rom.
Those are some pretty big bugs you might want to find a way to fix. If someone doesn't read that and just plays on, they might miss that and miss half of the essential part of the game. Also, are those gift boxes supposed to replace Pokeballs? That'd be just a bit weird walking around and finding random gift boxes everywhere.

As well, you might want to play with some pallets in this screenshot here - the green and pink clash together and hurt the eyes.

Other than that, it seems you have a decent game here. I really like your Pokemon Center tiles, it almost looks like a crystal, minus the purple trees.

Alice 21st April 2014 10:27 PM

...what? What is going on with those trees(?) :S That random present on the ground looks like it could use a shadow or something too, it looks kinda flat and 2D. If you want some tips on getting a really good 3D effect I highly recommend this video: it really helped me out :D

Pia Carrot 22nd April 2014 01:21 AM


MikaruMenoko 22nd April 2014 01:37 AM


Originally Posted by Pia Carrot (Post 129602)

That is creepy °-°

LightDescendingBoy 22nd April 2014 05:28 PM

Nice game you are my role model. I want to make a hack as good as this one soon.

Icey 22nd April 2014 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Sukiyami (Post 129593)

...what? What is going on with those trees(?) :S

April is cherry blossom season :)

GTV-Firestorm 1st August 2014 08:20 AM

I love this game, please make beta 3 soon.

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