Pokemon Mega Power Cheats & Cheat Codes

Screenshots from Pokémon Mega Power .

Pokemon Mega Power Cheats & Cheat Codes

If you’ve been diving back down into the long lists of Pokémon games from your childhood or before, you may have run across a game called Pokémon Mega Power. This version, typically available on emulator, gives you the freedom to play a new experience in the immensely popular Emerald game from the early 2000s. Fortunately, it also enables some cheat codes that can help you save a lot of time. Here’s absolutely everything you need to know.

Pokémon Mega Power Summary

Pokémon Mega Power is the name for a “rom” or game file designed for an emulator. In this case, Pokémon Mega Power is a modded emulator version of Pokémon Emerald that was released in 2014. Pokémon Emerald is one version of the series of games released around that time, including Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. These are basically the same versions of the game with some slight differences, notably certain Pokémon which are only available in each version.

Pokémon Mega Power was first released in 2014 for the GameBoy Advance before eventually being ported to PCs, and today you can play it on either. But it’s not a basic rom hack of Emerald. Mega Power has added quite a lot of new content. The really important changes include:

  • A new adventure about a mysterious stranger offering help with Pokémon evolution.
  • The ability to Mega Evolve Pokémon, which gives them enhanced stats for a certain amount of time.
  • Previous Pokémon that were not available in the original version of Emerald.
  • A new team called Team Delta to act as a fresh set of opponents.
  • A new region in the game to explore.

There have been other “Mega” rom versions of Pokémon games, but Pokémon Mega Power is considered one of the best and most stable, if not the ultimate fan favorite. It also received a collection of updates to thankfully improve performance.

Pokémon Mega Power Premise

Okay, let’s start with Emerald. Emerald’s (And Ruby’s, Sapphire’s etc.) plot is particularly well-regarded in the third generation of games. You start as a young Pokémon trainer, either Brendan or May, who is new to the Hoenn region and is tasked with collecting and evolving Pokémon in the area. The trainer quickly makes rivals, such as the child of Professor Birch, and friends, like Wally.

At first, the trainer’s job is simply to visit the eight gyms in the reason and train Pokémon until they can beat the gym’s challengers. However, later versions of the game eventually added an important storyline with Team Aqua and Team Magma. These two rival teams believe that their respective Pokémon avatars deserve more room to grow. But they want to flood the lands or dry up the ocean to make it happen, so both are bad news. Both also sort of hate you.

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The trainer foils a few plans that Aqua and Magma have, but ultimately they both succeed in unleashing their terraforming Pokémon, Groudon and Kyogre. These two immediately start battling for their respective environments, which is really bad news for all human civilization. To help out, the trainer is tasked with an important mission to help calm everyone down.

Once the primary storyline is over and the trainer has beaten all eight gyms, a number of new areas and challenges are unlocked for the player to explore. Emerald in particular also added a Battle Frontier section.

Pokémon Mega Power

Then there’s Pokémon Mega Power. This hack is essentially a separate story in the game world of Emerald, using the same mechanics of the original game with some updates. It added the very important power of mega evolution to the game, but also created a new story. This separate story follows a scientist trying to evolve Mewtwo to a final form in a new, easier way. The scientist agrees to work for the mysterious Team Delta, which promises to help their plans.

That journey takes the scientist to new realms and new gym, as well as some new Pokémon to collect. But Team Delta’s motives seem increasingly sinister: The scientist will eventually have to make some tough decisions!

Pokémon Mega Power Main Characters

Along your travels in Pokémon Mega Power and Emerald, you can expect to run into important characters such as:

Brendan/May: The trainer’s father just moved to the region after becoming the leader of the local Petalburg Gym. Not only is that a lot to live up to, but it’s a brand new place for Brendan/May to look for Pokémon!

Professor Birch: The local expert in all things Pokémon. He’ll help the trainer get started on their journey with important tips…although he may need a little help first. However, his child (whichever character the player didn’t pick) will quickly become a chief rival.

Wally: A local kid who needs some help. He’ll introduce the trainer to very important Pokémon concepts. Sure, he’s technically a rival trainer, but he’s pretty clearly not a threat.

Mr. Stone: The president of the Devon Corporation. In this age of Pokémon, technology has started to make an even bigger difference in how Pokémon are handled. The Devon corporation manufacturers a wide variety of goods that help trainers, including new Poké balls. It’s also investigating advanced techniques to reanimate Pokémon discovered in ancient fossils, which has both good and bad implications. Mr. Stone himself seems like a caring a man, and his son Steven can be helpful, too.

Archie: The leader of Team Aqua. This Team loves its Pokémon a little too much: It wants to create more oceans and waters so that its preferred Pokémon can flourish. If others have to suffer, Archie still wouldn’t hesitate. That’s why he’s trying to find and control ancient terraforming Pokémon no matter the consequences. The trainer will have to try and stop his schemes.

Maxie: Maxie is the leader of Team Magma. He believes that their Pokémon are superior to all others, and doesn’t mind exploding a volcano to prove it. He’s more than happy to battle Team Aqua, but the trainer may have to convince him to call of his own crazy plans.

Neil/Tyra: Available only in Pokémon Mega Power, this player character is a scientist working to unlock the hidden power of their creation, Mewtwo. They believe that they can induce mega evolution more easily than anyone previously believed. But they also need resources and funds to complete their experiments.

Kasper: A businessman working with Team Delta. He approaches Neil/Tyra and offers support as long as they share the results of their research. There’s just a small problem. Kasper and Team Delta don’t see especially trustworthy. The scientist trainer may have to make some hard decisions about joining them in the future.

Pokémon Mega Power Titles in the Series

The Pokémon series is hard enough to explain on its own. But extra hack versions like Pokémon Mega Power make it even more difficult tell what’s going on. Here’s a basic summary.

Pokémon Mega Power is a standalone game with elements of Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, plus improvements from later games. Notably, Emerald also brought in some Pokémon from previous Gold and Silver titles, which Mega Power benefits from. Together, the three jewel-based games ended the third generation of Pokémon titles.

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Pokémon Mega Power Cheats & Codes

Gameplay shots from Pokemon Mega Power.
Expect new stories, lands, and characters in Pokemon Mega Power.


If you are interested in cheats for Pokémon Mega Power OR Emerald, you’re in luck! You can apply GameShark codes to Pokémon Mega Power for all kinds of boosts. And since the base version of the game is the same, these GameShark codes should work on Emerald as well. It’s not always guaranteed, but it’s definitely worth trying in either version.

Of course, most players are now playing Pokémon Mega Power on an emulator, which creates a second problem: The old GameSharks don’t really work under these circumstances. Fortunately, roms and emulators usually take this into account. If you’re using an emulator to play Pokémon Mega Power, head to its folder and look for a section called Cheats. It’s sometimes subdivided into different cheat systems like GameShark.

You should be able to add GameShark cheats into this folder and enable cheats to turn them on in-game. The process varies between emulators, so it’s always a good idea to check emulator forums and guidelines to see how adding cheats works. When you’re ready, the codes below are some of our favorites for the game:

Infinite Money

D8BAE4D9 4864DCE5

A86CDBA5 19BA49B3


1C7B3231 B494738C

C051CCF6 975E8DA1

Steal a Trainer’s Pokémon

B6C5368A 08BE8FF4


E151C402 8A229A83

8E883EFF 92E9660D

Walk Through Walls

7881A409 E2026E0C

8E883EFF 92E9660D

Guarantee Shiny Pokémon

F3A9A86D 4E2629B4

18452A7D DDE55BCC

Get a Rare Candy

82005274 0044


Get Master Balls

958D8046 A7151D70

8BB602F7 8CEB681A

Walk Through Walls

7881A409 E2026E0C

8E883EFF 92E9660D

Pokémon Mega Power Cheats FAQ

Check below for some common questions about how Pokémon Mega Power and available cheats work.

Is Pokémon Mega Power a Separate Story from Emerald?

Yes. It’s an entirely separate story with a different main character. It’s set in the same game system and sort of the same world. It’s basically a big mod with a new narrative, like the kind that are available for Skyrim and other popular games. You don’t have to play Emerald to appreciate or unlock Mega Power, but Emerald may be a better starting place if you’re new to Pokémon games and need to learn the basics first.

Is Pokémon Mega Power Legal to Download?

The rom is an unofficial hack, and it uses lots of assets from the original game, so that does raise some legal questions if you download one to play on an emulator. But the world of Pokémon roms and additions via hacked versions of the games is huge. If you have any specific questions about getting in trouble, you may want to ask the community for input. Some communities may ban talk of hacks for their own reasons, while others may block more dubious downloads.

What Device Should I Use for Pokémon Mega Power?

An emulator will give you the best experience on a computer unless you have an old Game Boy Advance lying around. There are lots of Game Boy Advance emulators, including mGBA and Visual Boy Advance. These are broadly compatible and supported.

Is Pokémon Mega Power Bugged?

With roms and emulators, you have to take some risks. You may run into bugs or other problems that aren’t in the original version of the game. However, Pokémon Mega Power is widely regarded as being stable and fun to play, we can’t think of any serious bugs that you’ll run into.

Is Pokémon Mega Power Better Than Pokémon Emerald?

They are different experiences. Pokémon Mega Power does add in a lot of things for more advanced players, from new lands and Pokémon to Mega Evolve options and tougher fights. If you like Pokémon, you can’t go wrong with playing them both.

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