Post by Torchickens on May 31, 2018 11:15:48 GMT -5
After over 20 years, a Nintendo Space World demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver (information before the leak detailed here) was leaked online; with both debug and non-debug versions.
As it turns out, the developers were not that careful in hiding away data if the ROM did get leaked.
Many completely unused Pokémon designs have surfaced, after Sanqui (known in old generation Pokémon hacking circles, also speedrunning/glitching circles, but he was not the dumper) and a team of over 25 people (intending to keep the leak secret until it was fully documented) analysed the ROM, which later was leaked again regardless. Not only this but there are also unused Trainers, altered moves, unused items including the infamous "Skateboard" reported before in old media, some interesting glitches, debug menus, and an old overworld including a minuscule Kanto hidden in the ROM.
Due to copyright I don't want to share the sprites of unused Pokémon, but a lot of the assets, information and ROM are now on the Internet including a thorough Google Documents file.