Pokemon Sacred Gold and Storm Silver (2023)

Pokémon Sacred Gold & Storm Silver
TypeGame Hacks
Last Updated2020/03/21

Pokémon Sacred Gold & Storm Silver are ROM hacks for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. They are the fourth set of hacks/edits by Drayano, similar to the other hacks, all 493 Pokémon are available to catch in-game. It also introduces a greater difficulty curve and (optional) changes to Pokémon to make some of them better.

Among other things, Sacred Gold and Storm Silver are full of new scripted events and other aesthetic changes to make it both full of content and a pleasure to look at.


Included are two versions of Sacred Gold & Storm Silver:

  • v1.05 - Original SGSS by Dray, comes with Speed Up Patch.
  • v1.1 - Unofficial mod with Fairy-type added by mikelan98 (aka MeroMero). This affects any moves that were changed to Fairy-type in Gen 6 and grants the Fairy typing to relevant Pokémon (e.g. Wigglytuff, Clefable, Gardevoir).

There are two options available for the original SGSS (Fairy type mod is only present in the Complete Version):

  • Complete Version - Includes all the changes to the game.
  • Classic Version - Includes most changes but excludes any changes made directly to Pokémon (stats, types, TM compatibility, level up move changes etc).

To apply the patch:

  • The patch includes the anti piracy patch already, so you will need to use a clean Heart Gold or Soul Silver ROM to get these to work. The HG/SS rom should be American.
  • Use the xDelta GUI to choose the patch you wish, choose your ROM and a patched version will be generated - this will be Sacred Gold or Storm Silver.
  • In the event of an update, you must apply the patch to the clean rom, not the already patched rom.

User guide

While the base of the game is the same (e.g. the maps, the storyline, the general order of main events) the two hacks still manage to bring a new series of features to the table to spice up the gameplay experience.

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Below are some of the changes highlighted by the author, you can find the full list of changes and Action Replay Codes in the Documents folder (online version).

Pokémon changes

493 Pokémon (i.e. all Pokémon available in the fourth generation) can be obtained somehow within the game, though Legendaries are somewhat restricted. Almost all Pokémon are available prior to the first round of the Elite Four.

In addition, you also receive the National Dex the moment you get the Pokédex, making it easier to track what you have and haven't caught. There are some minor changes in Wild encounters between Sacred Gold and Storm Silver, but all 493 are available in both.

Pokémon changes (optional)

The data of a lot of Pokémon has been changed; this can mean just extra level-up moves, but features such as abilities, experience rates, TM compatibility and even types might be changed. Most of these are carried over from Blaze Black & Volt White, but the hack has brought some new ideas to the table. For those of you who prefer a purer Pokémon experience, the Classic version offered has these Pokémon edits removed.

A small amount of attack moves have also been edited. All moves that were given some sort of change in Black & White have had the same change applied to them in Sacred Gold & Storm Silver where possible, as well as some additional edits to make Cut, Strength and Rock Smash more useful than their previous counterparts. A large amount of Pokémon have been given extra level-up moves in some form to make them easier to raise.

Edits to evolutions mean Sacred Gold and Storm Silver are self-contained (i.e. you do not need to trade to obtain all the Pokémon). In most cases, this simply turns the item needed for evolution by trade into a usable item much like an evolution stone, though for some cases where evolution is either awkward or impossible in HG/SS (e.g. Leafeon, Glaceon, Magneton, Nosepass) some new items have been added; this keeps consistency with previous items.

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Trainers changes

Trainers have received new rosters to tie in with the greater variety of Pokémon available (explained by a migration wave to the regions). This means you'll be battling a much larger variety of Pokémon than you'll see previously. ​Gym Leaders and other important trainers in particular have received a large boost to their difficulty, so get ready to take on some hard fights.

As with other hacks by the author, Gym Leaders, Elite Four members etcetera all use six Pokémon in each fight. New Trainer battles have also been added where appropriate; examples include the option to battle Ethan/Lyra, Cynthia and Steven.

Items changes

The availability of items has been changed quite wildly in general; all evolution items and TMs are now available at least once prior to the first round of the Elite Four, meaning you can shape your team up quite well for what's not even the final challenge in the game.

On that note, some things have been changed just to make things in the game a lot more convenient. Examples include:

  • An EXP Share available in Violet City.
  • The removal of most unnecessary Cut trees and other HM moments.
  • The addition of buyable evolution stones to some of the shops around the regions.

The numbers of Gym Leaders are also now much easier to obtain - they're given to you directly after the battle. Coins can also now be purchased from the Goldenrod Game Corner.

New scripted events

A wide variety of scripted events have been both added and edited. The levels of most event Pokémon that already existed are now raised, but there are lots of new events for the purpose of giving you new Pokémon, items or TMs.

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Notables include an Eevee given to you by Cynthia extremely early in the game, the addition of a Teleport system in the Elite Four to let you challenge them in any order á la Black & White, a Team Rocket takeover of Route 47 and the Safari Zone and a Shellder and Cloyster siege in Fuchsia City.

Yes, you read that right. Every newly added legendary has also had some sort of script concocted for it, so you won't be just finding them in the wild as you did with Blaze Black and Volt White. The Game Corner's prizes have also been edited; you can get a Porygon in Goldenrod City, if you so choose.

Aesthetical changes

Some small aesthetical edits have been made, e.g. Karen has a new background for her battle and Lance now uses Cynthia's background from DPPt instead of his own. Some attempt has also been made at engaging the world more in its inter-regional Pokémon change by having Hoenn and Sinnoh overworld sprites appear in various places.

Some DP trainers also make an appearance, though this was a late feature and has yet to be fully fleshed out due to time constraints. There's also a fairly hefty addition of Black & White sprites to the table, particularly for Hoenn Pokémon. The main Pokémon also now have seals attached to give them a more personalised appearance.

Finally, text has been edited such that all Pokémon names are decapitalised (so Pidgeotto rather than PIDGEOTTO, for instance). There's also been one or two bits of dialogue that have been changed back to their GSC version.

Other changes

Though it's admittedly very little, some extra bits of story have been added. It focuses on the idea of a Legendary Trainer who can meet the creator and the hunting down of the Plate items.

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The game has had a variety of blockades added to it to increase the linearity of the story. It serves as a way to increase the level curve of Johto, of which the orignal game lacked. You will be forced to go to Cianwood first instead of Mahogany, and the Kanto region also requires you to take a certain route to give it more of an objective.

Trades within the game have also been both edited and shifted around to make getting some hard-to-place Pokémon a bit more convenient. Examples include the ability to trade for Pokémon such as Gligar, Skarmory, Beldum and Smoochum. They even have a move ordinarily learned by TM, or not at all.


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Works for no$gba 2.6a (preferably with no$zoomer), DeSmuME and DS flashcard.

Known issues

May contain spoilers.
Possible black screen and/or white screens from various events around the Safari Zone area. Save often just in case.
One of the battles on Route 47 can be activated from a weird position.
The MooMoo Milk dialogue is messed up.
Some events such as the Icicle Plate and Steven in Vermilion don't seem to work on R4?
The Mew event freezes on some flash cards.
Garchomp are missing their Rough Skin ability.
Claydol doesn't actually learn Fly.
There will be Lyra/Ethan overworld doubles if you lose against her/him in Goldenrod.
One particular item ball causes you to gain ~450 Full Heals.
There is a typo with the Odd Keystone's description.
Most 30% encounters with the Super Rod for some reason produce a Missingno, as opposed to what Pokémon should be available. This occurs due to missing encounters for the 30% slot at Night.
The important item document says Silver Wind is in Route 39; it's actually Route 38.
The names for the Gentleman/Socialite on Route 34 haven't stuck.
Double trainer battle in Route 13 has a messed up name.
Steven will not acknowledge the Lati event after capturing Regigigas regardless of the Lati event's progress.
The Celebi event involving your rival/Giovanni etc will result in a freeze when it reaches Tohjo Falls.
Cynthia may refuse to give you the Sinnoh starter if you talk to her after getting the Earth Badge.
Scizor learns Night Shade instead of Night Slash.
Flags have a tendency to reset for some unknown reason. Unknown why it occurs and doesn't always trigger.
Ledyba's Attack and Special Attack haven't been swapped as the document says.


Tool used:

  • The main tool used in order to produce this hack was PPRE, with its Pokémon editing, script editing, overworld editing and Trainer editing features.
  • Other tools included the ever trusty crystaltile2, some moments from Cygnus Hex Editor, and the use of programs such as Tile Molester for the one bit of sprite work did previously.

Thanks to:

  • afcmark15, bossdresser, Joodicator and other friends - For contributing ideas to the hack, as well as in some cases helping to playtest the thing.
  • Project Pokémon Forums - Again for any help they gave in relation to HG/SS problems.
  • Alpha and SCV - Though it hasn't been updated in a while, PPRE is the single most important thing needed to create this hack.
  • KazoWAR - His tutorial on inserting sprites in HG/SS was important in order to get that Steven sprite in.
  • Dewgong/Frostbite - For the Steven trainer sprite added to the game.
  • Various GBAtemp/YouTube Members - For your continued support and ideas during the production of SG/SS.
  • Jhon 591 of Romulation - For his significantly improved HG/SS anti piracy patch which means you guys can play this game on no$gba without it crashing every five seconds.
  • Jensei - For speeding quite fast through the game and reporting bugs on the initial releases.
  • Early Players - For helping out with all the bugs.

External links


Is sacred gold complete? ›

SACRED GOLD is the complete SACRED collection in one box, containing the full version of SACRED, winner of the 'Best Roleplaying Game 2004' award from PC GAMER, Sacred Plus and Sacred Underworld. SACRED - The new name in Action-RPGs.

What is the latest version of sacred gold? ›

Announcing my new project: Sacred Gold & Storm Silver, Version 2.0! SG/SS v2. 0 is a remake from the ground up, using the original as inspiration and integrating features first included in Renegade Platinum.

How long to beat sacred gold? ›

Main Story1115h 36m
Main + Extras2639h
All PlayStyles3836h 21m

Is Sacred 2 a good game? ›

I really should be giving Sacred 2 a more qualified recommendation, but honestly I love it. I love having a nigh-endless world to battle and quest in. I love how simple the combat is, even if it is stiff and I don't get all the systems behind it. I love how silly the game can be, and how rewarding it is with its loot.

Are TMs reusable in storm silver? ›

With the exception of TM70 (which teaches Flash), none of them are incredibly important to learn, and simply buff out your Pokemon and make them stronger. As a result, TMs can only be used once, and once a TM is used and a move is taught to an eligible Pokemon, you won't be able to use it again.

Is Sacred 2 similar to Diablo? ›

If you like games such as diablo or old baldur's gate (console action rpg versions) then you may like Sacred 2.

What is the best emulator to play soul silver? ›

The best DS emulator to play Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver is DeSmuME. It's an open-source Nintendo DS emulator that has been around for over a decade, so it's reliable and well-tested. It also supports save states, cheat codes, and even multiplayer gaming with other users online.

What is the rarest shiny legendary? ›

When a strange egg snatched in battle from a Team GO Rocket leader wobbles and cracks, this is the Pokémon you want to see.
  • The rarest shiny Pokémon are those wearing hats, costumes, holiday trinkets or flower crowns.
  • The 2 rarest costumed shines are Pikachu Libre and Detective Hat Pikachu. ...
  • The rarest mythical Pokémon:
Aug 20, 2022

Is there a trick to getting Shinies? ›

Shinies are found by simply trying to catch Pokémon and seeing if they display as an alternate colour in the battle and post-battle screens. They won't appear as a different colour in the field, so you have to attempt to catch them first.

How do you max out shiny odds? ›

By defeating or capturing them, you can increase your odds of a shiny Pokémon appearing. The easiest way to do this is simply to allow a powerful Pokémon to autobattle their way through the waves of spawns. After a while, if you're lucky, a shiny Pokémon will appear.

Where is Dratini in Pokémon Storm Silver? ›

Go into the Dragon's Den behind Blackthorn City.

Make sure you have a space in your Pokémon team for Dratini. You must have already defeated the last Gym Leader in the area, Clair. She will give you a TM. You need the TM before you can head into the Dragon's Den for Dratini.

How do you get Metagross in storm silver? ›

The only way to get Metagross is to evolve from Beldum or Metang. Note that all of these options require that you've defeated the Elite Four first. There is no way to use a Metagross, even including trading, before you've defeated the Elite Four and gotten the National Dex.

Which leader gives shadow Beldum? ›

Battling a Team GO Rocket Leader is a lot more challenging than taking on a Team GO Rocket Grunt. But with some key knowledge and shrewd strategy, you can send Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo packing. When you do, you'll be able to catch Sierra's Shadow Beldum, Cliff's Shadow Magnemite, or Arlo's Shadow Nidoran♂.

How do you cheat in sacred gold? ›

Start a single player game and press ~ (or the key above Tab) during a game to display the console window. Enter sys cheats 468 to enable cheat mode.

Does sacred fire always burn? ›

Sacred Fire inflicts damage, with a 50% chance of burning the target. If the user is frozen, using Sacred Fire will thaw out the user and deal damage to the target in the same turn.

Is sacred fire stronger than fire blast? ›

10 Sacred Fire 100

This Entai/Ho-oh specific move has an attack power of 100, which with no rest time can be used twice in a row for 200 attack power compared to blast burn which can only do 150 over 2 turns.

Is there a sacred 3? ›

Sacred 3 is an arcade Hack 'n' Slash game for up to four players, set in the war for Ancaria. Choose from legendary heroes and fight together against the rise of evil.

Is Sacred 3 open world? ›

The vast epic and sprawling landscapes and open world exploration was replaced by fixed dungeons with mob-clearing gates.

Does Storm silver have increased shiny rate? ›

Yes, it's shiny! Since they increased the shiny odds for this game, I decided to try my hands at a good ol' shiny hunt. The first thing I wanted to do, though, was find myself a Pokemon that had Synchronize with the Nature I wanted Tohru to be.

Can you use TM multiple times? ›

From Generation I through Generation IV, TMs are single-use items that are consumed after use, with some TMs being available only once per game. From Generation V to Pokémon Sword and Shield, TMs can be used multiple times without being consumed (though single-use alternatives exist in TRs or Move Tutor moves).

Can you only use TMs once? ›

A single TM can only be used once, but if you have enough LP and the right materials from Pokémon, you can make as many as you like using the TM Machine. Think carefully about what moves you want to have your Pokémon learn to expand your strategic arsenal.

What is the most overpowered class in Diablo 2? ›

The Paladin is the most powerful out of all playable Diablo 2: Resurrected classes. He has access to a variety of magical and melee skills. On top of that, he is also adept at using ranged weapons and spells. The most popular Paladin build by far is the Hammerdin.

Why did Diablo 2: Resurrected fail? ›

This error usually happens when your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to run the game. Please check the following: Make sure your computer meets the Diablo II: Resurrected System Requirements. Update your drivers and operating system to resolve any compatibility issues.

Is Diablo 2 better than d3? ›

There is also no denying that Diablo 3 only built upon the groundwork laid by Diablo 2. If this were about originality, Diablo 2 would win out. But this is about gameplay and the experience of playing Diablo 3's combat is smoother, more fun, and dynamic during the big moments.

Which is the No 1 emulator? ›

4Comparison of the Best Android Emulators
✅Android EmulatorSupported PlatformUnique Feature
BlueStacksWindows 10, 11 + MacEco-Mode
GameLoopWindows 7, 8, 10, MacNougat 7.1.2
LDPlayerWindows XP, XP3, 11, MACGPS location simulation
NoxplayerWindows, MacRun multiple accounts
4 more rows

Why is Hgss so popular? ›

The ability to travel back to and journey through a previous region has to be the biggest fan-favorite feature of any Pokémon game and it has yet to make a return since HeartGold and SoulSilver. It then becomes easy to see why this probably has to be the most fan-requested feature to make a return.

Is SoulSilver anti piracy? ›

This game has anti-piracy features.

How rare is a shiny Ditto? ›

Shiny Ditto

(the exact observed rate was 1 in 56.5 with a 95% confidence interval of 1 in 81.9 to 1 in 40.3). This means Ditto falls within the permaboost category of our shiny database.

How rare is an alpha shiny? ›

It is possible for Alpha Pokémon to also appear in their Shiny forms. The base Shiny odds in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is 1/4096, meaning that every encounter has a 1/4096 chance of appearing Shiny. Although, there are a few ways to increase these odds.

What is the hardest shiny to find? ›

From those with subtle differences to those affected by the games' lighting, certain Pokemon are just easier to find shiny than others.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Hardest Pokemon To Shiny Hunt
  1. 1 Authentic Sinistea.
  2. 2 Family Of Three Maushold And Three-Segment Dudunsparce. ...
  3. 3 Tynamo. ...
  4. 4 Dusk Form Lycanroc. ...
Jan 8, 2023

What is the fastest way to shiny hunt? ›

But the best way to shiny hunt is most definitely to eat your Sparkling Power sandwich, set off with your shiny charm in hand, and make your way to a mass outbreak. If you're still in the early game, try your hand at breeding.

How do you guarantee a shiny? ›

Shiny Hunting Tips
  1. Attend Events. Spotlight Hours, Community Days, and other Pokemon Go events will increase the chances of Shiny Pokemon. Community Day Shiny rates are 1/25. ...
  2. Hatching Eggs. Baby Pokemon have a 1/50 chance for it to be Shiny. ...
  3. Patience. Shiny Pokemon have about a 0.2% chance.
Jul 26, 2022

Does killing Pokémon increase shiny odds? ›

Your odds of finding a shiny Pokemon go up once you kill 30 -- and go up even more once you kill 60.

Are shiny catches 100 percent? ›

Shiny Pokémon from Raid Battles and from Team GO Rocket have a 100% catch rate when successfully hit with a Premier Ball. Only the Shiny forms of certain Pokémon have been released, often coinciding with a special event or update.

Does 2 shiny parent increase chances? ›

@qwertyk31 Breeding shinies together does not increase your chance of getting a shiny kid. About the Masuda method, both parents must come from a game with different language. For instance, if your game is in English and both parents are Japanese, the Masuda method will not work.

What Rod catches Dratini? ›

Obtain a Super Rod.

You will need the best rod in the game in order to catch Dratini. You can get the Super Rod on Route 12 in the house with a Fisherman inside. Talk to him and you will receive the Super Rod.

What are the chances of Dratini spawning? ›

Considering Dratini only has a 4% spawn rate, players will need to be prepared for a grind. It is possible to increase the chances by using one of the lures or getting a large Catch Combo on the number of Magikarp in the area.

Can u still find Dragonite in the wild? ›

Yes, you can. It is very rare, but Dragonite does spawn in the wild. I caught one outside my house in the middle of the night, which was pure luck.

What does Pokémon sacred gold add? ›

Pokémon Sacred Gold and Storm Silver are fan-made Pokémon games that are hacks of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Among other things, they include all 493 Pokémon available to catch in-game, harder trainers and gym leaders, and new trainers and game events.

How does sacred ash work Pokémon Gold? ›

When used from the Bag, Sacred Ash fully restores the HP and PP of all Pokémon in the party, provided there is a fainted Pokémon in the party. It can only be used outside of battle. It is consumed after use.

How do you play Sacred Gold on Steam? ›

  1. Go to the file location of Sacred Gold. ...
  2. Find config.exe and run it.
  3. Make sure these boxes are checkmarked, "Fullscreen" "Play Movies" "32 Bit Color" "Filter Active (anti-alasing)" "Video Compatibility Mode." "Sound Activated"
  4. Click ok and exit config.exe.
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