Hello, Welcome back to Ducumon Website and I’m Pokemoner. Today, we will play Pokemon Bloody Platinum Redux by Zekroblue!
It’s a Remade version of Pokemon Bloody Platinum, an NDS Hack ROM and based on Pokemon Platinum. It’s fixed a lot bugs, making it become to a real Nuzlocke Hack ROM and more… It’s Completed and Playable in English. And now, Let’s play!
This project of mine came to life because Pokémon Platinum is one of my favorites games and also because I was Hardcore Nuzlocking The Original Pokémon Bloody Platinum(Go to the nuzlocke information section if you don’t know what it is).
Pokémon Bloody Platinum is a really old Rom Hack who has today 14 years old.
The last update happened on October 24, 2019.The original Creator of this game
This game got a lot of Cools features for the time:
-493 Pokemon (491 can be caught)
-Pokemon can evolve without trading
-Day and Night cycle
-Different Pokemon can spawn from day to night
-Time spawns are 4AM to 9:59AM/10AM to 7:59PM/8PM to 3:59AM
-Male and Female Pokemon have different colors and sprites
-Trainers have new Pokemon team
-A Route Leader Trainer is in every Route
-Wild Pokemon may have Held Items
-Slightly harder difficulty
But with the time we can note that this game is REALLY EASY for experienced nuzlockers(This game is originally made for nuzlocke this were the “bloody” from the name of the game come from).
I’ve find sad the facts that this Rom hack didn’t age as well as Pokémon Glazed or a lot of others Rom Hack.
SO,I decide to “remake” this game to give him a Second Chance.
I got several problems with the Pokémon movesets who get annoying bugs.
But I’ve fixed all of them
THERE IS NO FAIRY TYPE IN THIS GAME!!!!!
At a glance, here is a list of some features and additions you can expect from Redux:
- The ability to catch all 491 Pokémon even if some are not obtainable because of their abillity'(All Drizzles,Sand Streams,Hails and Droughts Pokémons are removed from the game!)
- Documentation of all Pokémon changes, Item locations,Pokémon Locations, ALL THE TRAINERS but only when you get your third badge(all the harder trainers are going to be documented before the third badge)
-All the rocks,threes..and everything that need a HM are remove except for Eterna City(and also for HM08 Rock Climb)
-Story similar to the Original Platinum but with a 2nd Rival and a revamped story.Our Rival from Twinleaf Town get two Important characters as a Mom and Sisters,and a lot of new characters(Thorton->Zekro,Palmer->New Blond Cyrus,Volkner->Same but with Barry’s sprite,Buck->Cedric(our Rival/Barry),Original Cyrus->Sanzo, Darach->Sweat,Aaron->Sora.).New characters devellopement for our two Rivals.
-The FIRST TIME Pokémon League is not the ending of the game,there is the Stark Mountain event to do after the League and after Stark Mountain You got the WORLD CHAMPION POKEMON LEAGUE with the World Champion and his WORLD CHAMPION ELITE 4.Also Cynthia is not alone when you battle her…
-A lot of Pokémons got buffed(I’ve take the buffs from VINTAGE WHITE,RENAGADE PLATINUM,a little bit of Blaze Black/Volt White 2 Redux, Pokémon Sweltering Sun and myself.)
- Furthermore, Pokémon have had their 2nd abillity as the first one.
-All the Pokémon got revamped movesets,type,and abillity.
For example,Pidgeot is now Electric/Flying,Slaking got Scrappy,and Smeargle has OMEGA BUFFED STATS IN SPEED,HP and it’s two defenses stats(you can’t get Smeargle in the game)
-The need for trade evolution has been removed.Also some of the moves needed evolutions were removed but some Pokémons got moves needed evolution
For example Riolu now evolved when he has learned Aura Sphere at Lv33.
- Item distribution has been completely overhauled.You can get muscle band before the first gym.Broken items like Leftovers are obtainable very late in the game,and for the Choice items,they’re located in Vicotry Road,You’ll have to fight a REALLY BUSTED BOSS to get the Choice items.
-Some in-battle dialogues are modified.For example when a Pokémon missed an attack the text will be “….is blind as f*ck!”,When A Pokémon evade an attack the text will be “…got Ultra Instinct!”.
-POKémons encounters all have been revamped from the original Bloddy Platinum.
-At the Pokémon League you get the possibility to get a free Phione or Manaphy,you can get it by fishing and surfing.
- A lot of moves got buffed/debuffed
Regarding the news characters and story change
All the new characters are Important AND INCLUDE into the storyline.
All the characters who weren’t shown here are not changed or just have a new sprite.
The first member of the Elite 4 won’t be Aaron!
Cyrus is far stroger than all the gym leader in this game!
Dawn is flirting with Sora if you chose to be a boy.
The character you chose has the same age as Dawn/Lucas(15 years).
He’s the same as in the Original Platinum storyline but older(15 years old).Except for his family and his growth as a character.The Pink-haired little girl,Mira, is her little sister now.His mom is a Frontier Brain…But I let you discover yourself who it is! You also won’t fight him before the Pokémon League it would be someone else….His objectives are the same as in the Original Platinum Game but his objective change when an Event he shared with one of the other new characters ,Sora,happened…I let you see who it is….
He’s the second rival You’ll have in the game he’s 15. He’s a very determinated boy and one of the most courageous of the new characters.He always wants to help and/or protect everyone who are close to him(family,friends…..).He has major objectives:find his brother, he wants to be the greatest Explorator in the World and also Join the Slice Gang.If He join the Slice Gang he would certainly discover a LOT of places because the Slice Gang(or World Champion Team) travel the World A LOT and so,he would be the greatest Traveler in History.His Ace/Starter Pokémon is Torchic.
He’s 23.He doesn’t really have any objective.He’s a very neutral person but he can REALLY QUICKLY lose his patience.He’s the third member of Slice Gang.His Ace is Dialga from another reality….
Sanzo,The Slice Gang ELITE 4 Boss:
Sanzo is the cousin and best friend of Zekro, He’s 19 Years Old.He’s conscious about his strenght and he doesn’t hesitate to show that to his opponents.His mentality is “The mates before the B*tches”.His objective is to have a chill life.He’s a very calm person but I can tell you…You don’t want to see him angry….He got a “Super Hero” side,He jump into the danger without thinking… Sanzo is one of “The Chosen Trio” by The Pokémon God himself.He got a girlfriend name Cheryll(You’ll meet her in the game and also fight her).His ace is Sableye.His legendary ace is Giratina.(We doesn’t count Arceus here.)
He’s someone very narcissic but not in a hard way.He knows that he’s a pretty boy and is VERY VERY STRONG.He like to be called a God for his Ego,but he always care about his family and friends.He’s one of Zekro’s closest friend,they met when Zekro was 14.He has the same age as Zekro.
He got a twin brother named Buck.
He’s 19.The first of the two World Champion.He wasn’t trusting himself in his childhood.But he got the rights persons in his life and grew up as a strong Pokémon Champion at First and then became World Champion.He doesn’t like to lose to anyone.But he’s a little bit like Sanzo.He’s a very cool boy and like to meet strong people.He loves his family friends and will always be here for them!He got a Girfriend:The Arcade Star,Dahlia.He’s one of “The Chosen Trio” by The Pokémon God himself.His ace is Palkia.(We doesn’t count Arceus here.)
A little Bit About Zekro’s and Sanzo’s Past(IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE INTERRESTED!!!!!):
Zekro and Sanzo are cousin.But they’re not originary from the Universe we’re you,the player,are.After Sanzo’s parents dissapear for mysterious reasons,Zekro’s Dad and Mom adopted him.So technically he’s Zekro’s brother.But Zekro’s Dad tries to teach his three sons(Zekro has another brother from blood) to be strong and that money can gives you everything.”Strenght,Power,Money”Here’s what their Dad told them to be.Their Dad wasn’t always like that.
But the three kids wanted to be like their mother,live happy lives and maybe became Champion..
But Zekro at the time was too weak.So his Dad found a way to travel through differents dimensions.So He take Zekro when He was 10 and send him to a totally different dimension.Zekro’s Dad litterally say to himself from this dimension to take care of him and that he didn’t need him anymore.
When he came back into the World were Sanzo and his family are, he told them that Zekro got an accident…But Sanzo start to find that strange..
So when Zekro grew up, he became the Champion of the Sinnoh Region from this World and his “Dad” got arrested and say Sorry to everyone.Zekro was chose by Palkia to be the SpacialKeeper/DimensionalKeeper.So Zekro takes this opportunity and Travel with Palkia’s help to see Sanzo again.Sanzo became the Champion of the Johto Region.Sanzo explain to Zekro what happened all this years,and they see all the similarities between their two Worlds.But one details take their attention….Sanzo explain that Red,The new Kanto Champion dissapear mysteriously,exactly like it’s parents.They start to understand Why Red is missing….Sanzo also told to Zekro that he was chosen by Giratina but a stronger version of him!
One day,Their Dad finally came back and explain that his Team won’t die and that he found new allies from differents Worlds(Archie,Maxie,Cyrus,Lysandre….).Zekro and Sanzo start to understand what their Dad did….He killed the one who were going to stop the news allies of his Dad….
So Sanzo and Zekro take on their Dad together! Sanzo was stronger than Zekro at the time….But He was too strong… Even with Palkia’s powers and Giratina’s Powers,They didn’t stand a chance against him….But that’s because their Dad summon Arceus in another dimension and take his DNA.He combine Arceus DNA with the maliciousness of Dakrai,the Violence of Mewtwo and the Death force of Yveltal.He creates a Corrupted version of Arceus,He didn’t manage to control this thing at first..But the new DARK CREATOR GOD find out that the one who creates him is worthy of using his powers.
Sanzo and Zekro were speechless when they’ve heard that.Their Dad only needed only THIS ONE POKEMON to take on the two Champion…So before their Dad tries something else…with Palkia’s powers,they’ve got no other choices…They were forced to flee to get stronger or find a way to stop their Dad….
So they travel into the World were Zekro were when he was a kid.But when they arrives, a Bright Light came right to them….and something or someone start talking:”You two,I chose you two to get my powers to stop this Multiversal Danger….”.After that they received two distincts version of…ARCEUS!
So they’ve trained a little bit and became the Champion of Sinnoh for Zekro and Johto for Sanzo.And they also are in the top 10 strongest Champions in the World.
So decide that it’s time that the two of them face their Dad again!They were thinking that they can handle him now!Giovanni decide to show them some respect by using his others Pokémons and they did well…But…Giovanni told them that he only show them 20% of his actual Power.After that,the scenario of their precedent defeat repeat once again:They flee.
Sanzo say to Zekro that they can’t win alone.Zekro became World Champion(Sanzo didn’t participate)But Zekro became Stronger than Sanzo.They’ve battle to see if it’s true and they’re really close in term of power.After that they create the Slice Gang who are a Team of the four strongest Elite 4 member in the entire world(They’re stronger than the Champions)who are made of Fenrir(the first one World Champion Elite 4),Sweat (the second World Champion Elite 4),the third one is a secret for maybe another game,Sanzo the strongest member of this Elite 4 and almost as strong as the World Champion Zekro.They also met Sora who is a friend of them.
But Sanzo see that Zekro is not ready yet to accept help(even Sanzo a little bit).Sanzo knows that they need to fought the strongest and also find a new Slice Gang member because the third one….dies mysteriously….But when they went to see him in cemetery they discover that the body of their friend is not there anymore and they didn’t understand why.
And that’s were the story of the game starts.
Pokémon Bloody Platinum was really difficult at his time.With customs trainers,completly revamped important trainers….
However,This game can be SUPER SUPER EASY if you’re experimented nuzlockers.
Here are all informations to note about the diffulty of the game:
-All trainers in the game are customs with importants battles harder than the normals trainers battle.This is a Vintage White and Radical
Red type of games (Boss battles in certains routes)
- Important trainers generally don’t use items like Full Restores in battle, to help prevent player abuse of their predictability.But it really depend on the specific trainer you’re facing.
-There are some cheats you could use to make the game a little bit easier(berry cheat and rare candy cheat is obligatory for nuzlockers).So go to the Action Replays Sections for more info.
-Like I’ve explained before,all the Weather abillity Pokémons are BANNED(example:Ninetales,Vaporeon,Tyranitar…..)
BUT the trainers you’ll battle would sometimes have these banned Pokémons.
Regarding maybe futures Versions of Redux
If this game got a little bit popular,I would like to got the help from
others to maybe adding the Fairy type,buffing or changing some moves…
I really wants to improve this Rom Hack as much as I can.
I will gladly accept any help.
A HARDCORE VERSION OF THE GAME IS COMING TOO!!!!!!
Regarding The Rom Hack…..
This is one of my first Rom hacks so I’ll understand that it’s clearly not perfect but I’ve tried to do my absolute best to do a difficult and fun rom hack with it’s revamped storyline,revamped fights,changed types.
There are added dialogue in Elite 4 but when the dialogue tells you for example “(Zekro’s Dialogue After Stark Mountain):”,this is because all the Elite 4 members(except for Cynthia and Flint)doesn’t get rematches dialogues.So there’s added dialogue for the Elite 4 members who doesn’t get a rematch dialogue.You’ll see what I mean when doing The Pokémon League.
I not that good with scripting so if anyone can help me too with the rematch Dialogues script,I’ll gladly take any help of someone who knows how it work.
I got several problems with the Pokémon movesets who has got a lot of annoying bugs.But I manage to fixed all of them.
Also I’m french so maybe you will notice some grammar errors in my sentences and that’s because my English is not perfect yet,I’ll try to improve my english so we will not have to worry about that.
Just know that I’m a 19 years old boy who has done this game with everything he knows and everything he has learned.So I know that this game is not perfect like I’ve already said.
I hope you, the one who read this, would understand me here. If you have any misgivings or complaints about this, I’ll kindly ask you to be civil and polite about them.No insults,this will take us nowhere.
Thank you for reading this,and I’ll hope you’ll enjoy the game and share it everywhere!
Stay safe buddy!:)