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Pokemon Gen 3 source code leaks, some new details discovered

Posted on May 21, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

It was just last month that the second generation of Pokemon games were hit with a huge leak. A ton of sprites surfaced, offering a look at a bunch of different beta designs

There are even more Pokemon leaks, this time impacting Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. We won’t be sharing any links here, but source code for the games have appeared online.

Some fans have gone to work and poked through all the various files and codes in hopes of uncovering previously-unknown information. Twitter user eclipse_tt has shared some of the early discoveries, which are as follows:

– Leaks suggest Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire were supposedly scheduled for March 17, 2003, but were released four months earlier because the development of the game was completed ahead of time
– New feature never used for the Pokemon Contests: Contest judges would have had data for their Favorite Type Pokemon or Favorite Move to add points at the end of the contest
– Beta/prototype name for Jirachi: Ganboo
– Beta/prototype name for Deoxys: Jiigen
– Beta/prototype name for Plusle: Bachin
– Beta/prototype name for Minun: Bachikone
– Based on index numbers, there may have been 68 tentative Pokemon included that were never released
– Their designs have not surfaced at this time
– There could have been a completely different dynamic to battles with the potential of combining moves
– Ex: Ember and Gust combined to make the move Heat Wave
– The code appeared in the games’ final releases, so combining moves had been previously spotted

You can check out eclipse_tt’s Twitter thread below. More discoveries could follow in the days and weeks ahead.


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