Pokemon Vintage White: Everything You Need to Know

Pokemon Vintage White

Creator: Not Suicuu

Progress: Completed 

Platform: NDS

Hack of: Pokemon White

Pokemon Vintage White is a rom hack of Pokemon White. This rom hack exponentially enhances the difficulty curve of the original Pokemon White. 

What’s so unique about this game you ask? Well, for starters, it only has Pokemon from Generation 1 to 3 and makes every fight a lot harder by making all the Pokemon extremely viable. 

Who is This Game For?  

You should play this game if you’re looking for the next big Nuzlocke challenge or just want to experience the Unova region a little bit differently.    

In the game creator’s own words, “The goal of the game is to create a very difficult hack specifically for nuzlockers that challenges the player at every turn.”

However, I don’t recommend playing this game if you’re just looking for a simple Unova rom hack with Pokemon from all generations.


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Features and Additions

Increased Difficulty 

It is a very challenging game. 

To increase the difficulty: 

  • Pokemon no longer give EVs—moving the game toward a more skill-oriented play style. 
  • Some moves in the game have been moved or removed completely because they were too broken.
  • Regular Trainers in the later stages of the game have extremely advanced teams while the Gym leaders also have stronger teams. 

Accessible Evolutions

Remember those pesky Pokemon that could only be evolved through trade? Well in Pokemon Vintage White, they can be evolved through normal methods like leveling up or using stones. 

Buffs and Nerfs 

To make the game harder, a lot of Pokemon have received buffs in the form of stat changes, movepool changes, evolution changes, type changes, and much more.

Physical/Special Split

Like a lot of other hacks, Pokemon Vintage White also has a physical/special split—‌allowing your Pokemon to benefit from STAB moves. 

How to Download 

Pokemon Vintage White is surprisingly hard for people to download. Who woulda thunk it? 

You can find the patch for the ROM in this Google Drive folder made by the game creator himself: Pokemon Vintage White 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 and unzip/extract the xdelta UI file
  • Download a clean Pokemon White ROM that does not have the AP patch 
  • Open xdelta UI
  • Click open next to the box labeled “Patch:”
  • Select the Pokemon Vintage White. xdelta patch and click open
  • Click open next to the box labeled “Source File:”
  • Select the clean Pokemon White ROM. Make sure you are opening a .nds file and not a .rar or .zip file. 
  • Click the three dots next to the box labeled “Output File:”
  • Choose what folder you want the ROM to be in and give it a name in the box labeled “File Name:”
  • Make sure that you include .nds at the end of the name (i.e. if you want to name the ROM “Vintage White”, type “Vintage White.nds”)
  • Finally, the Patch button. A dialogue box that says “File patched successfully” should appear if it was done correctly.


If you’re stuck on where to go next, how to find your favorite Pokemon, or are just curious about some technical details, check out this Google Drive link made by the game creator: Pokemon Vintage White Documentation.    


These cheats are for hacks based on US ROM. Insert Master Code first and keep it on. 

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

9999999 Money (SELECT)

94000130 FFFB0000

0223CC2C 0098967F

D2000000 00000000

No Encounters (Push R for Instant Encounter)

521A94D4 D1032800

121AA4D0 0000E001

D0000000 00000000

521A94D4 D1032800

94000130 FEFF0000

121AA4D0 000046C0

D2000000 00000000

100% Capture Ratio

521CAB14 E12FFF1C

121CBB14 000046C0

D0000000 00000000

Walk Through Walls

Note: L+A to Enable. L+B to Disable.

94000130 FDFC0002

1216369A 00000200

D2000000 00000000

94000130 FDFD0000

1216369A 00001C20

D2000000 00000000

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