Pokemon Liquid Crystal: Everything You Need to Know

Pokemon Liquid Crystal

Creator: linkandzelda

Progress: Completed (Kind of)

Platform: GBA

Hack of: Pokemon Crystal

Pokemon Liquid Crystal is rom hack of Pokemon Crystal. The base game being used here is Pokemon Fire Red. This means the graphics are like Fire Red but the story is all Crystal.

Who is This Game For?

You should play this game if you’re looking to experience a Gen II game in Gen III setting.

However, I don’t recommend playing this game if you want a Pokemon Crystal rom hack with the original GameBoy Color graphics. For that, I’d recommend checking out Pokemon Prism.


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Features and Additions

Updated Graphics & Maps

All of the maps from the original Crystal have been revamped and remastered. The added tiles and palettes breathe new life into Johto and Kanto.

Day & Night

You’ll get to experience 5 different times i.e. Morning, Day, Sunset, Evening, and Night! Plus, there are some interesting weekly and daily events as well.

New Region: The Orange Islands

The biggest change in the game is the Orange Islands region. After the events of Johto and Kanto, you can unlock this region and take part in a completely new storyline.

New & Hidden Areas

The game creators have added tons of new places and hidden areas in Pokemon Liquid Crystal.  There’s also a new Open Ocean where you can surf and explore the complete map.

Dive Underground

Just like Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, you can dive down to the bottom of the ocean. This opens a whole new world of deep caves filled with new items and Pokemon.

New Enemies

Instead of Team Rocket, you’ll be facing new enemies called Team Saturn and Team Nexus. The latter team dominates the Orange Island storyline.

How to Download

Pokemon Liquid Crystal is a relatively old rom hack so its download links are hard to find.

You can download the latest patch (v 3.3.00512) by clicking the MediaFire link: Pokemon Liquid Crystal Download.

How to Play

Running a Pokemon rom hack can be tricky. If you’re confused about some steps, read our short guide on how to patch gba and nds roms.

As for this particular game, follow the steps below:

  • Download the patch
  • Download a clean Pokemon Fire Red ROM
  • Upload the ROM file to RomPatcher 
  • Upload the patch file
  • Click the ‘Apply patch’ button
  • Download a VBA emulator
  • Load the patched ROM
  • Play!


You probably won’t need a guide or walkthrough for Pokemon Crystal Liquid as the rom hack is fairly similar to the original game. But things might get tricky once you get to the Orange Islands.

This guide by Allen Chingonzoh can help you out: Pokemon Liquid Crystal Walkthrough.


You can catch almost all Generation 1,2, and 3 Pokemon in Liquid Crystal. However, there are some Pokemon that are completely unobtainable in this game. These include:

  • Pinsir
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Deoxys

Evolution Changes

Trading doesn’t really work in Pokemon Crystal. Hence, there are a lot of evolution changes in the game.

  • Poliwhirl: Politoed with Sun Stone
  • Kadabra: Alakazam with Moon Stone
  • Machoke: Machamp at Lv42
  • Graveler: Golem at Lv42
  • Slowpoke: Slowking with Sun Stone
  • Haunter: Gengar with Moon Stone
  • Onix: Steelix at Lv35
  • Seadra: Kingdra with Water Stone
  • Scyther: Scizor at Lv40
  • Eevee: Umbreon via happiness during nighttime
  • Eevee: Espeon via happiness during daytime
  • Porygon: Porygon2 via happiness
  • Feebas: Milotic via happiness
  • Clamperl: Huntail via happiness during nighttime
  • Clamperl: Gorebyss via happiness during daytime

Move Tutor Locations

In Pokemon Liquid Crystal, Move Tutors teach some pretty dope moves. But these tutors are pretty elusive. So here’s a list of locations for all the Move Tutors in this game:

  • Rock Tomb: Azalea Poke Mart
  • Dragon Claw: Goldenrod Space Centre
  • Ice Beam/Flamethrower/Thunder Bolt: Goldenrod City. NPC outside Game Corner. On Wednesday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday). A post-game exclusive.
  • Overheat: Olivine Cafe. This is where you’ll get HM04 Strength as well.
  • Extreme Speed: Dragon’s Den. Can only be learnable by Dratini, Cloyster or Smeargle
  • Aerial Ace: Border between Route 43 and Mahogany Town
  • Calm Mind: Blackthorn City
  • Thunder Wave: Saffron City
  • Blast Burn/Hydro Cannon/Frenzy Plant: Cianwood City. Show a fully evolved starter with max friendship.
  • Light Screen: Cerulean City
  • Belly Drum: Pallet Town


Don’t want to grind? No worries. You can enter the following cheats to save some time.

Note: Always save your progress before using any codes since they might damage your game.

No Random Encounters (GameShark)

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One Hit Kill (GameShark)

Master Code:

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Note: The cheat won’t work if you use moves that don’t do any damage or have no effect on the opponent’s Pokemon.

100% Pokemon Catch Rate (GameShark)

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Encounter Shiny Wild Pokemon (GameShark)

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Infinite Experience Points (Code Breaker)





Note: Defeat a trainer or a wild Pokemon to get infinite experience points. Turn off the cheat at some point if you don’t want your Pokemon to reach Level 100.

Get Infinite Money (GameShark)

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Note: The money will show up when you go to a Poke Mart.

Get Unlimited Rare Candy (Code Breaker)

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Note: Go to a PC to withdraw unlimited Rare Candies.

Master Ball (Code Breaker)

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Is Pokemon Liquid Crystal complete?

Nope. The game starts freezing after you reach Orange Islands’ Mandarin City.

How to evolve Seadra in Pokemon Liquid Crystal?

You can evolve your Seadra into a Kingdra by using a Water Stone.

How to get Cut in Pokemon Liquid Crystal?

In Ilex Forest, you’ll be rewarded with HM01 Cut for helping out the Apprentice and Master.

How to get Surf in Pokemon Liquid Crystal?

In Ecruteak City, defeat the Kimono Girls and receive HM03 Surf from the old man at the Dance Theatre.

How to get Fly in Pokemon Liquid Crystal?

After defeating Gym Leader Chuck, you can get HM02 Fly from the woman outside the gym.

Is there a Physical/Special split in Pokemon Liquid Crystal?

Yes, there is a Physical/Special split in Pokemon Liquid Crystal.

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