Pokemon Grueling Gold Download (Game)

Pokemon Grueling Gold

Pokemon Grueling Gold is an RPGXP FanGame by phantombass made using RPG Maker XP & Pokemon Essentials in English. And it is now available to download. It was last updated on January 24, 2024.

Download Pokemon Grueling Gold RPGXP FanGame

  • Creator: phantombass
  • Version: 1.2.27
  • Updated: January 24, 2024

Also, be sure to check out Pokemon Pathways.


How many people played through Generation 2 and thought, “Wow, that would have been much better with a logical level curve.” Or did you simply want a more difficult remake of Johto? Welcome to Grueling Gold, a difficult Gen 2 fan game developed in v20.1 of Pokemon Essentials.


  • Mega Evolution, including some custom megas
  • Updated base stats and movesets for normally underused Pokemon
  • Competitively challenging boss battles, gym leaders and rivals
  • Added story elements to combine nostalgia with a fresh take
  • Custom moves and abilities to give a more interesting competitive battling scene
  • 2 difficulty levels
  • An option to remove grinding and EVs
  • A Nuzlocke option
  • A Dexnav that works with day and night cycle so you can chain hunt encounters for shinies or egg moves and hidden abilities
  • Use of Essentials Deluxe to insert boss Pokémon and certain gimmicks within battles
  • A completely reworked and custom AI to optimize the battle experience and make the game actually difficult
  • Pokémon from gens 1-9 (no DLC mons until Kanto is released)
  • A fully working randomizer that can randomize encounters, static and gift mons, trainer teams, level up moves, abilities, and base stats
  • Expert mode now plays a good bit differently from normal mode! (1.2.0 update)

This first main release completes the Johto story with a Kanto post-game to follow at a later date.




“Pokémon Essentials” was created by:

  • Flameguru
  • Poccil (Peter O.)
  • Maruno

With contributions from:
AvatarMonkeyKirby, Marin, Boushy, MiDas Mike, Brother1440, Near Fantastica, FL., PinkMan, Genzai Kawakami, Popper, help-14, Rataime, IceGod64, SoundSpawn, Jacob O. Wobbrock, the__end, KitsuneKouta, Venom12, Lisa Anthony, Wachunga, Luka S.J., and everyone else who helped out

“mkxp-z” by:

  • Roza
  • Based on “mkxp” by Ancurio et al.

“RPG Maker XP” by:

  • Enterbrain


  • Marin
  • Maruno
  • Luka-SJ
  • Golisopod User
  • Voltseon
  • Boonzeet
  • Nuri Yuri
  • Mej 71
  • derFischae
  • Carmaniac
  • Avery
  • Kleinstudio