Pokemon Hollow Woods

Pokemon Hollow Woods

Download Pokemon Hollow Woods RPGXP FanGame

Pokemon Hollow Woods is an RPGXP FanGame by Nineage made using RPG Maker XP & Pokemon Essentials. It is now available to download in English and It was last updated on March 2, 2024.

  • Creator: Nineage
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Updated: March 2, 2024


Welcome to Oblar, a Pokémon region split between two factions.

Your mother, the leader of the Lavender Faction, tasks you with researching Oblar’s unique Pokémon species.

But you find much more: an ancient and mysterious Pokémon, an organization with questionable motives, tales from Oblar’s past, and plenty of intrigue…

…all centered around Oblar’s Great Forest, where a powerful force is said to lurk.


This game aims to provide the nostalgic feel of a Gen IV Pokémon game while refreshing some of the standard plot formulas. You’ll find gym puzzles and badges, a Pokémon professor, a rival, and other callbacks to canon Pokémon plots.

At the same time, the game adds many new features (described below) and incentives for exploration, from sidequests with rare rewards to regional Pokémon that can only be found via thorough gameplay. It also asks new questions about the Pokémon world and its governance. Hopefully, this game will echo whatever drove you to play Pokémon games in the first place while giving you plenty of new content to enjoy!


  • A carefully curated regional Pokédex, featuring Pokémon and moves from the first 8 generations.​
  • balanced experience crafted by a team of competitive Pokémon players. Though this is by no means a “kaizo” game, it should be difficult enough to provide some challenge to even experienced players.​
  • 37 regional forms of existing Pokémon currently obtainable, with more planned for future releases.​
  • 39 formal side quests, plus a variety of smaller content unlockable through player interaction.​
  • Secret Spots” – areas accessible with a special item that contains rare Pokémon and/or items.​
  • Super trainers” – extra-challenging trainers that will challenge you only if you battle every other trainer on a route.​
  • A variety of new game options, including Nuzlocke mode and level caps for those who want a difficult experience, as well as infinite rare candies, and auto heal for those who want a more casual playthrough.​
  • custom soundtrack featuring remixed versions of existing Pokémon tracks, with more to come in future updates!​
  • Exp. Share options – experience sharing can be disabled entirely, enabled from the Bag to give Exp. to all Pokémon, or given to one specific Pokémon to share Exp. with just that Pokémon.​
  • In-game time cycles with no relation to real-time, enabling the player to find different Pokémon available only at certain times of day.​
  • Some of your favorite characters from canon Pokémon games have cameo appearances.​


What are the controls?

By default, the controls are Arrow keys to move, C or Enter to interact, X to cancel or to run in the field, Z to open the menu, D to use registered items, Q to cycle through speed-up options, and W to skip through text. You can change the key mappings with the F1 key.

What emulator do I need to use to play this?

There’s no need for an emulator (on PC). Just run the “Game.exe” file and the game will start. For Mac and Android refer to the question below.

Can Pokemon Hollow Woods be played on a Mac or Android?

At present, there’s no official support for playing Pokemon Hollow Woods on Mac or mobile devices. However, some users have managed to play the game on Mac by utilizing Wine.

You may be able to play it on Android using Joiplay. Here’s a guide on how you can do so: How To Play RPG Maker XP Games On Android 

Where do I go next?

In each Pokémon center, there’s an NPC available to provide hints regarding your next destination. While you’re also encouraged to seek assistance in the Discord community, I suggest exploring your options first for a more enriching experience.

Is X in the game?

I might compile a list of Pokémon in the regional dex later on. For the time being, feel free to inquire about any Pokémon currently accessible in the demo through Discord.

Is there Exp. Share in the game?

Yes, the Exp. Share is obtainable as a quest reward. It can be used in three ways as described in Features.

What are the shiny odds?

The shiny odds for default encounters are the same as they are in the Generation IV games. However, these odds are far higher for Pokémon in certain areas, such as underground tunnels.

How do I evolve the starters?

The starters no longer evolve by stones. Instead, they all evolve at level 28.

Useful Stuff

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon Rejuvenation




The most updated list of credits can always be found in the download itself, in Credits.txt.

Almost all assets have been modified and are private. Please do not assume anything in this project is public!

I have done my best to credit everyone responsible for assets used in this project. If I missed you, please let me know! Thank you to all who make public resources.

Principal development: Nineage
Title Screen/Some graphics: Gummy
Additional development/bug testing: Gummy, RomeDawg, April, Bee, Camden, Coconut, Kipkluif, Bluewollywog, Nitrixr, femboy, gali, antgeezy, tagwail, thescarletswitch, Willow

Pokemon Essentials
Poccil (Peter O.)
MiDas Mike
Near Fantastica
Genzai Kawakami
Golisopod User
Jacob O. Wobbrock
Lisa Anthony
Luka S.J.
and other contributors!

Made possible by: Roza (mkxp-z), Ancurio et al. (mkxp), Enterbrain (RPG Maker XP)

Design Inspiration
Pokemon Infinity team: https://reliccastle.com/infinity/

Advance Tileset
Gaia Project
Shawn Frost

All PSDK tileset contributors: https://pokemonworkshop.com/en/sdk/credits#heading_tilesets

Generation 8 Pack
Battler Sprites:
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Sprites – veekun
Gen 6 Pokemon Sprites – All Contributors To Smogon X/Y Sprite Project
Gen 7 Pokemon Sprites – All Contributors To Smogon Sun/Moon Sprite Project
Gen 8 Pokemon Sprites – All Contributors To Smogon Sword/Shield Sprite Project
Overworld Sprites
Gen 6+ Berry Tree Overworlds – Anarlaurendil
Gen 6 Pokemon Overworlds – princess-pheonix, LunarDusk, Wolfang62, TintjeMadelintje101, piphybuilder88
Gen 7 Pokemon Overworlds – Larry Turbo, princess-pheonix
Gen 8 Pokemon Overworlds – SageDeoxys, Wolfang62, LarryTurbo, tammyclaydon
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Overworlds – MissingLukey, help-14, Kymoyonian, cSc-A7X, 2and2makes5, Pokegirl4ever, Fernandojl, Silver-Skies, TyranitarDark, Getsuei-H, Kid1513, Milomilotic11, Kyt666, kdiamo11, Chocosrawlooid, Syledude, Gallanty, Gizamimi-Pichu, 2and2makes5, Zyon17,LarryTurbo, spritesstealer, LarryTurbo
Icon Sprites
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Icon Sprites – Alaguesia, harveydentmd
Gen 7 Pokemon Icon Sprites – Marin, MapleBranchWing, Contributors to the DS Styled Gen 7+ Repository
Gen 8 Icon Sprites – Larry Turbo, Leparagon
Shiny Icon Sprites – StarrWolf, Pokemon Shattered Light Team
Cry Credits:
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Cries – Rhyden
Gen 7 Pokemon Cries – Marin, Rhyden
Gen 8 Pokemon Cries – Zeak6464
Script Credits:
Golisopod User, Luka S.J.
Compilation of Resources:
Golisopod User, UberDunsparce

Character Graphics
Character bases: Poltergeist
Trainer sprites: Kyle-Dove
Protagonist designs: Fakemon123
Following Pokemon: Golisopod User, Help-14, zingzags, Rayd12smitty, mej71, PurpleZaffre, Akizakura16, Thundaga, Armin, Maruno
Gen 4 trainer packs: Mr. Gela, Zet0ken, VanillaSunshine, AtomicReactor, Neo-Spriteman, PurpleZaffre, Maicerochico, DiegoWT

Fakemon Sprites

UI Graphics
Most UI: Mak (Tales of the Outskirt Stand Resource Pack) https://reliccastle.com/resources/1356/
Trainer Card: Mahian23
Senate Gizmo: Jackster, LinKazamine
Additional graphics listed under “plugins” below

Battle animations
AtomicReactor (Pokemon Infinity) + hadecynn / Andy Chen

Advanced Items Field Moves: Bergium, TechSkylander1518, Moyo, Marin
Always inside Bushes: Kotaro, Titania318, KleinStudio, derFischae
Bag screen with interactable party: DiegoWT
Berry Pots: Caruban
BW Gender Selector: KleinStudio, DeepBlue PacificWaves, TechSkylander1518, LinKazamine
BW Party Screen: DeepBlue PacificWaves,Shashu-Greninja, Golisopod User
BW Pokedex: DeepBlue PacificWaves, NettoHikari, Xtreme1992
DiegoWT’s Starter Selection: DiegoWT
Encounter List UI: ThatWelshOne_, raZ, Marin, Maruno, Nuri, Yuri, PurpleZaffre, Savordez, Vendily
Unreal Time: FL.
Generation 8 Pack: Golisopod User, Luka S.J.
Improved AI: KRLW890
Item Find: Boonzeet
Location Signposts with Background Image: PurpleZaffre, LostSoulsDev / carmaniac, Golisopod User, ENLS, spaceemotion, TechSkylander1518
Luka’s Scripting Utilities: Luka S.J.
Modern Quest System + UI: ThatWelshOne_, mej71, derFischae, Marin
Overworld Shadows EX: Golisopod User, Wolf PP, Marin
Randomizer X: Luka S.J., A.I.R
Speed Up 2.0: Marin, Phantombass
Voltseon’s Pause Menu: Voltseon, Golisopod User, ENLS

ADD Gen 8 pack credits

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Affiliated with Game Freak

This is a non-profit fan-made game. No copyright infringement is intended. Please support the official games!