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Pokemon Dark Rising Review by: gamerforlifefor.. - 8/10

A great game with major glitches
Pokemon Dark Rising is a hack that's known for it's difficulty but is it worth playing? I'll do my best to answer this question for you.

Graphics: This game looks similar to Firered and Leafgreen unfortunately though there are a lot of graphical glitches. One example is when you walk behind a house your character will look like they're standing on top of it when they're not. Another problem is when you enter Professor Ivan's lab if you walk to the left or right the game will freeze. Also some of the characters in the game will cause the game to freeze if you try to talk to them. There are also some people in the game who you can't talk to at all. Fortunately these issues don't appear too often but those glitches should've been fixed there's no excuse for it. For these reasons I have to give the graphics a 5.

Sound: The soundtrack is the same as firered and leafgreen except that the hoenn wild battle theme and the deoxys theme appear in the game as well. For that reason I give the sound a 10.

Story: Out of all the hacks I've played this one in my opinion has the best story. Basically it starts out with Arceus telling you in a dream that the world is in grave danger and a dark entity who you later learn is named Darugis has awakened from it's slumber so it's up to you to save the world from this evil creature. I don't want to spoil the story but the game has plenty of plot twists and it has an outstanding cast of characters including some characters from the anime. Some of the anime characters play an important role in the story. For these reasons I proudly give the story a 10.

Addictiveness: I'd definitely be willing to play this game again because of the amazing storyline but there are other reasons as well. For one thing there are lots of pokemon to catch from the first 5 gens (Kalos was not around when this game was made) so if you wanted to play this over and over again with completely different teams you could. Another thing that makes this game so addictive is the difficulty which I'll get into later. One other thing I love about this game is the fact that you get to choose between 3 dragon type starters which are dratini, bagon, and gible. That gives you another reason to play the game more than once. For those reasons I give addictiveness a 10.

Depth: Before you beat the game your party should be level 100 that should show you how much depth this game has. For completionists there are 386 pokemon to catch and there are some optional things you can do as well. One of those things is towards the end of the game there's a cave where you can catch Kyogre. Also there are some places in the game that you need to get a certain HM in order to completely explore that cave for example. All these things give the game loads of depth therefore I give depth a 10.

Difficulty: One of the reasons I wanted to play this game was because of how difficult I heard it is. One reason this game is so hard is because the some of the trainers are overleveled. One example is Giovanni when you find him your pokemon will probably be somewhere between level 35 and 45. His pokemon are in the 90s YES THE 90s! Fortunately battling him is optional so when you get close to the end you can just fly back there and beat him then. I'd recommend saving frequently in case you run into trouble. But the main reason this game is so hard is because the elite 4 and the champion are way overpowered. Each member of the Elite Four has a level 99 legendary in their party. The champion's party consists of 6 legendaries 4 of which are ubers! In order to beat these behemoths you'll need a brilliant strategy. First I'd recommend spending all your money on items such as Full Restores, Max Potions, Full Heals, and Hyper Potions. I'd also recommend having someone in your party know toxic and if you have a grass type party member you should give it leech seed. Also stat raising moves such as dragon dance are needed. I love a new challenge every once in awhile but letting the champion have 6 legendaries is just ridiculous. For that reason I give the difficulty a 10.

Overall: Pokemon Dark Rising has an incredible storyline, a great soundtrack, an excellent cast of characters, lots of pokemon to catch, and it provides a big challenge. Unfortunately the game has some flaws: for one thing it has some major glitches. Also the elite four and the champion are unfairly hard... If it weren't for these problems (mainly the glitches) I would've given this game a 10 unfortunately I have to give it an 8. Despite the glitches I'd highly recommend this game to any pokemon fan. I hope you enjoyed this review.
  Graphics 5   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 10   Story 10   Difficulty 10

Pokemon Dark Rising Description: This hack is Part 1 of a hack series. Within the hack you'll encounter Pokemon from all 5 generations, the newest attacks, and a brand new deep storyline involving many characters with actual emotions compelling them to move forward.

The Story begins in a dream. A Pokemon suddenly appears and chooses you, a young boy/girl, to save not only it, but the world itself. You awake asking yourself questions. Deciding to ignore the dream for now, you step out into your home town known as Fells in the Core Region. Your best friend, who also had the same dream, stops you at the front door to inform you of an emergency message from the town's Professor. When you encounter the professor, he quickly informs you of the disasters and climate changes occurring all over the Core Region. His workers in panic, he asks you to visit the delivery station and pick up a package for him from Prof.Oak. As you set out on this simple task, you encounter a mysterious girl who appears to know knowledge of the dream you've had about a creature name DARUGIS. After receiving the package, a powerful pokemon is within you and your friend, Pete, sight. Eager to test your early skills against a powerful pokemon, you quickly engage in a battle with it. The pokemon uses it's powerful winds, easily defeating your pokemon and knocking you out in the process. After awakening in your room, you see Pete and your mother patiently waiting for your recovery. You soon begin to realize this is the start of a journey into many mysteries and powerful pokemon you can't wait to challenge.


• 386 Pokemon from regions Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, & Unova, all appear
• 8 badges
• Each gym leader has his/her own signature Pokemon that is not obtainable in the hack.
• All Original Characters & Trainers, including some fan favorites from the anime such as: Ash Ketchum, Misty, and Brock. Aside from the anime favorites, Yami Yugi from the YUGIOH Series will also have a short appearance in the hack as a Gym Leader.
• Newer generation moves. Some to note are Shadow Claw, Roost, Scald, & plenty more.
• DW Abilities (Yes that includes the overused fan favorites of Drizzle Poliwag, Drought Vulpix, & Speed Boost Torchic.)
• All Pokemon will learn some of their best egg moves from gen 3-5 by level up instead of breeding. ( Pokedex was used for this information.)
• Inside every pokemon center, there's a Nurse Joy & Doctor Roy. Doctor Roy will be the one to heal your pokemon. Nurse Joy will be next to him and challenge you to a double battle along side Doctor Roy. This is helpful for exp points.
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Pokemon Dark Rising User Reviews
9.2    Graphics 8.2    Sound 8.8    Addictive 8.5    Story 8.8    Depth 9.3    Difficulty 8.6

9.6 - Pokemon Dark rising - The Oven
If you can beat this game you can beat them all. :) Honestly don"t play this game unless you have beaten games like fire red o...
  Graphics 7   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 03-30-14     Review Replies: 3     Reply to this Review

6 - Good concepts but difficult game. - shadowspeeder
I played this game from the beginning to the Champion of the Elite Four. Along the way, I constantly was trying to raise my Pok&...
  Graphics 7   Sound 7   Addictive 6   Story 7   Depth 10
      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 01-06-13     Review Replies: 0     Reply to this Review

9 - Challenging and Fun - YoojLauj
This is one of the few hacks of Pokemon that I really enjoyed. The one thing I loved about it the most was the fact that your st...
  Graphics 8   Sound 5   Addictive 10   Story 9   Depth 9   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 03-16-14     Review Replies: 5     Reply to this Review

9.2 - Interesting Game - double_helix
Overall, this game, like any others, has its ups and downs. Although mostly very good, there are a few things that are a tad ann...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 9   Depth 8   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 06-29-13     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

10 - Awesome game - Zelkai6239
This game is very good contains pretty much every single legendary also dark lugia there are very few glitches in this game like...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 3.9/5     Submitted: 10-20-13     Review Replies: 3     Reply to this Review

7.5 - favorite pokemon - lego2390
I like the game well because it has moves from generation 4-5 and also abilities, but there are some changes that I wish I could...
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 7   Story 9   Depth 9   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 3.6/5     Submitted: 07-19-13     Review Replies: 5     Reply to this Review

8 - A great game with major glitches - gamerforlifefor..
Pokemon Dark Rising is a hack that's known for it's difficulty but is it worth playing? I'll do my best to answer this question ...
  Graphics 5   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 3.5/5     Submitted: 09-19-14     Updated: 03-19-15     Review Replies: 4     Reply to this Review

9.7 - Awesome Hack - kevblaze
This is an amazing hack version of Pokémon, very hard one too if you are looking for a challenging game. I am only in the b...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 2.3/5     Submitted: 11-09-14     Review Replies: 0     Reply to this Review

Pokemon Dark Rising Forum Threads
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    Evolution question (glitch?) creator: GrimCreaperr last post: 06-09-15 - 09:34 AM
    Pokemon Evolution I need to know how to evolve! creator: darkSPStarmon01 last post: 10-14-14 - 07:57 PM
    Cave in Flamen City creator: sheepneasy last post: 09-02-14 - 09:59 PM
    Pokemon obedience creator: ProjectArt last post: 07-04-14 - 05:46 PM
    Pokemon Dark Rising Help Missing badges! creator: xxeliza321xx last post: 07-03-14 - 04:39 PM
    Starter Question creator: mchl5585 last post: 07-02-14 - 05:29 AM
    February 2014 - Screenshot Competition - Pokemon Dark Rising: Catch Em All - Results creator: Davideo7 last post: 03-26-14 - 04:54 PM
    Pokemon Dark Rising List Your welcome creator: Glaceonwhisper last post: 03-09-14 - 06:02 PM
    February 2014 Screenshot Competition - Pokemon Dark Rising: Catch Em All - Earn 10,000 Viz creator: Davideo7 last post: 03-01-14 - 09:31 AM
    Grinding for it creator: koltenmitchell last post: 01-14-14 - 10:36 AM
    Hellishly difficult. creator: iJustPlayPokemon last post: 01-02-14 - 07:08 PM
    The Great Change in Pokemon creator: minecraftnerd54 last post: 12-03-13 - 09:23 PM
    Dark rising V.S. Light Platinum creator: BradHawk last post: 10-26-13 - 07:11 PM
    awesome creator: cocoathunder last post: 10-23-13 - 07:42 AM
    VS Seeker creator: rex_raven last post: 07-28-13 - 08:36 PM
    Difficulty creator: Capitan93 last post: 07-13-13 - 04:40 PM
    Pokemon Dark Rising, a way to get plenty exp share. creator: linkmaster99 last post: 07-04-13 - 02:14 AM
    Help Question creator: navystorm65 last post: 06-05-13 - 10:04 PM
    Pokemon: Dark Rising Question creator: 66shadowZ last post: 05-25-13 - 12:18 AM
    pokemon dark rising love at first sight! creator: tunkie3 last post: 05-07-13 - 08:41 AM
    Pokemon Dark Rising creator: dragon111 last post: 03-03-13 - 09:53 PM

Pokemon Dark Rising Strategy Guides, Walkthroughs and FAQs
    Strategy Guides, Walkthroughs and FAQs on this game:
    Walkthrough Part 1 {WIP} A guide to Dark Rising creator: brickbreaker last post: 06-09-15 - 08:18 PM
    Legendary Pokemon Locations/Final battle creator: brickbreaker last post: 05-22-15 - 10:53 PM
    How to get exp fast creator: king boy 1 last post: 07-20-13 - 12:51 AM

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Pokemon Dark Rising User Comments
Reanna888 08-03-15 - 08:19 AM
 WARNING!! If you chose Dratini as your starter, be prepared to grind right off the bat!
Mirko Vosk 07-21-15 - 01:39 AM
 @Rosey B: Late but better than never: Mysticbadge. (3rd one) Also a question of my own: Where is Jirachi again? I know it's supposed to be in the Twilight Zone but it didn't appear there...
Rosey B 07-07-15 - 01:52 PM
 Which badge is required for you to use Fly in the field?
Mirko Vosk 07-06-15 - 03:03 AM
 Rosey B: In Mystic Falls.
Rosey B 07-03-15 - 04:33 PM
 Where do you revive the fossil you obtain in that cave?
Shawn2013 03-15-15 - 09:30 AM
 TDC777 feebas evolves at lvl 30
Shawn2013 03-15-15 - 09:17 AM
 Feebas evolution?
pokemongirlbc 03-15-15 - 06:31 AM
 and you can keep repeating this process to get unlimited eggs bad eggs as it is called and unlimited munnas
pokemongirlbc 03-15-15 - 06:30 AM
 i found a glitch in tiki or whatever it is called you can get unlimited munna's you need to search in the pc you find an egg there when you put it in you slot for pokemon you get a munna the same text comes upi like the girl you get the original munna fro
deathy42 02-03-15 - 11:49 PM
 how do u save
GrimCreaperr 01-25-15 - 11:50 PM
 Has anyone ever actually beaten the level 50 Landorus at the start?
Barathemos 01-05-15 - 03:05 PM
 this game is far better then I expected, I really love how they start out with dragon types, but the battle with the trapinch I found to be a little hard being so close to the beginning.
gamer537 12-13-14 - 05:34 PM
 this game is so unfair every time im at the end of a route or place then there is some stupid pointless battle for no reason and they don't even heal you
Rafl 10-25-14 - 08:30 AM
 i'm stuck at an island i cant get away. first there ar no persons and then suddenly there are 2 blocking my path
Ryanaphos 10-08-14 - 06:27 PM
 Do NOT talk to a copy of yourself in the game or else you will crash your game.
stormslayer666 09-18-14 - 01:22 AM
 This game is pretty cool
rks0723 09-13-14 - 05:24 PM
 omg dis is cewl
lauri2003 09-05-14 - 07:16 AM
 kpurple17 tes it is
protomario 08-24-14 - 05:21 PM
 Cool game. By the way, give your Pokemon cool nicknames when possible.
kpurple17 08-13-14 - 09:32 AM
 sso is deino obtainable in this game?
tbizzled 08-08-14 - 12:21 AM
 OK I had to restart my computer and I had saved the same using the F2 technique, but coming back I tried to load the game with F4 and it won't load. Is all my game play gone for good? Any way to retrieve it and I just don't know how yet? Could use help!
odarksoul 07-28-14 - 11:51 PM
lauri2003 07-26-14 - 09:57 AM
 oh nvm ma gible has evovled and learned dragon calw :l wat does it need now? nothing? GOOD
lauri2003 07-25-14 - 07:30 AM
 wat lvl does gible learn his first move
reaper2135 07-17-14 - 01:06 AM
 I need help I cant play bc it says plugin not found but ive downloaded it and disabled ie protection mode but still cant play anyone know y???

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