Pokémon CrystalDust

Welcome to the world of Pokémon Crystal. All over again.

Download Beta 2 | Updated 12/16/2013

Pokémon CrystalDust is a remake of Pokémon Crystal with the engine from Pokémon Emerald. See the game come to life in ways you never imagined as you experience the jump from the Game Boy Color to the Advance!

Following in the footsteps of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, enjoy everything as you remember but recreated with an awesome amount of polish. Never before has Johto looked, felt, and sounded so nice on the GBA!


Common Questions About CrystalDust

Q: Eh? IPS file? How do I use that?!
A: Obtain an IPS patcher for your platform of choice (Lunar IPS is recommended for Windows), and use it to apply the patch downloaded on this page to a fresh copy of Pokémon Emerald.

Q: When I start up my game, I only get a white screen!
A: Change your emulator's save type to Flash 128K.

Q: When I try to start a new game, I get a message about my clock battery running dry!
or Q: After I set the clock, the clock stays stuck at that time forever!
A: Enable the Real Time Clock in your emulator.

Q: Why does Joey act like a Hiker when I call him on the Pokégear?
or Q: Why can't I add anybody but Joey to the Phone Card?
A: The Phone card isn't finished yet, so regular trainers you add don't work the way they should yet.

Q: Have trade evolutions been changed? How do trade evolutions work now?
A: Here's a handy little chart, in case you don't want to figure it out for yourself:

Click to show/hide chart.

Evolution New Method
Clamperl -> Gorebyss Level up holding DeepSeaScale
Clamperl -> Huntail Level up holding DeepSeaTooth
Graveler -> Golem Level 38
Haunter -> Gengar Level up with high happiness at night
Kadabra -> Alakazam Level up with high happiness in the day
Machoke -> Machamp Level 39
Onix -> Steelix Level up holding Metal Coat
Poliwhirl -> Politoed Level up holding King's Rock
Porygon -> Porygon2 Level up holding Upgrade
Scyther -> Scizor Level up holding Metal Coat
Seadra -> Kingdra Level up holding Dragon Scale
Slowpoke -> Slowking Level up holding King's Rock

Q: Are time of day Pokémon available? or Q: Why can't I find a Hoothoot/Gastly/Mareep? A: Beta 2 doesn't have time of day dependent encounters, but the next beta will!

Q: How far can I go?/Is Kanto available?/Elm isn't calling me after I beat the Pokémon league!/RELEASE NEW BETA NAO
A: Really sorry about that, but beating the Johto quest is as far as the latest beta goes. If you want to get the latest news on the development of CrystalDust, subscribe to the RSS feed on my blog!

Q: I found a bug/glitch/oddity!
A: Whoops, my bad (usually)! I'd appreciate it if you left me a comment down below, sent me an email from the About page, or reported it on the thread at PokéCommunity or Pokémon Hackers Online.

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