Get POKEMON on your iPhone! (UPDATED 24/04/2011)

Do you miss the times when you play your Gameboy games on the way to school? For me, I do! And I love Pokemon!

Have you got Pokemon working on your iPhone yet? If not, check this out!

First, you have to jailbreak your phone. (I assume you already know how to do that.)

Step 1

Tap Cydia, go to Mange > Sources.

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Tap on ‘Edit’ on the top right, then ‘Add’ on the top left.

IMG_0040 http://sinfuliphonerepo.com for an App called gpSPhone (a GBA emulator for iPhone)

UPDATE 25/3/2012: Instead of http://sinfuliphonerepo.com, use http://cydia.imodzone.net 

Install gpSPhone Cracked.

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Step 2

Search for OpenSSH, and install.

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Step 3

Head over to this website: http://www.doperoms.com

In this website, you can find all kinds of ROMs, not just Pokemon!

Direct Link for Pokemon Emerald

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Unzip the contents of the ROMs.

Step 4

Always ensure your iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.

Never let your iPhone get into sleep mode as it will lose connection to the Wi-Fi network.

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Click the arrow on the right of the network you are connected to.

Take note of the IP address.

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Download WinSCP and install.

Open it up, enter the IP address you’ve found earlier, username “root”, password “alpine”.

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Click Login.

After a while, the following window should appear:

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Click Update.

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Navigate to / <root>

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After that, navigate to

/private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GBA/

if the directory doesn’t exist, create it.

(right click –> create new folder)

Drag and drop all your ROM files here.

UPDATE: Download gba_bios.bin and place it in this folder.

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Step 5

Launch gpSPhone and select the version you wanna play! :)

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To play in full screen, Go to “Options” and under the “Skin” feature, select “5”.

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If there’s any questions, ask me in the comments area!

365 Responses to “Get POKEMON on your iPhone! (UPDATED 24/04/2011)”
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  1. Theile
    12.06.2010

    Can’t get 123locker to work, It keeps telling me that I can’t add it

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    • 01.07.2011

      It should work, try again.

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      • yo
        04.24.2011

        Hey Shawn. It was working perfectly until I tried to download a rom. It says HTTP/1.1 404 Not found return to cydia. Is there anything I can do I have an iphone 4 on at&t with the newest operating system. Thanks.

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        • 04.24.2011

          I have updated my post. You will need to SSH your ROMs into your iPhone from now. It may seem tedious at first, but its actually very easy. try it out and let me know if it works for you. :)

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  2. 12.11.2010

    Hey how to put screen max?
    BTW AWESOME!!! THANKS

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  3. Anonymous
    12.12.2010

    Hey thanks a lot :D Though it only loads on portrait for me, it’s still playable :D Thanks

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    • 01.07.2011

      you should try the settings. Nice to know it works for you. (:

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  4. jamesS
    12.20.2010

    do we have to pay to download this game?

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  5. GreatWhite
    12.23.2010

    For all those who say it does not work, it works as of 12/23/2010 1:00am. 2G iPhone 3.1.3. iOS
    If you don’t like the small screen, just change your skin in the options menu!
    Thanks Shawn!

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    • 01.07.2011

      thanks for enlightening them. this is kinda getting old for me. haha!

      ReplyReply
  6. robin
    12.30.2010

    can we battle each other ???

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    • 01.07.2011

      Nope, not that I know of. But it would be great if we could?!

      ReplyReply
  7. Jess
    12.31.2010

    When I downloaded this on my iPod 1, it goes onto a black page with writing saying that the file is wrong, even though I followed the instructions. What can I do about this?

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    • 01.07.2011

      Try again. (:

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    • faizan
      08.17.2011

      You will have to download gpsphone + bios i used to get the same message.

      ReplyReply
  8. Sunnt
    02.10.2011

    When i tried downloading the first link, it kept saying error :/

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    • 02.23.2011

      Sorry, I guess you have to use another network and try again.

      ReplyReply
  9. Antony
    04.23.2011

    All works perfect guys!!!!
    Nice work to the uploaders!!!!

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  10. 04.24.2011

    That’s kinda odd, your steps are kind of long! Anyway when I first installed it on my iPod Touch I couldn’t stop playing it for days but after some time I just, forgot about it. Thank God I did haha, I wasn’t getting any work done because of that game!

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  11. Moe
    04.28.2011

    Dude I couldn’t get to the page where I have to press UPDATE instead I got into a page that talks about cache and host and stuff… I pressed YES. Didn’t work for me, what to do now??

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    • 05.01.2011

      Try search online and find out how to SSH.

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  12. Gleb
    05.14.2011

    Argh! I can’t download the OpenSSH!?!?!? Help!!!

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  13. jonathan
    05.18.2011

    hey man, on your screen it seems to be fullscreen, on mine is like the image of the pod and in the center of it the screen of the game, how do i do or where is the option to put it fullscreen?

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  14. Riku Nami
    05.18.2011

    It wouldn’t give me the option to update… I followed everything perfectly but it won’t let me update that program. I load up the gpsphone but theres no new ones on there even though I dragged like three games into my /root thing. >.>

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    • 05.22.2011

      Hey dude, try to navigate to /private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GBA/
      Dump your ROMs there instead.

      ReplyReply
  15. hmm.
    05.21.2011

    Will this be able to play DS games such as pokemond diamond or pearl as well, or will I need to download a different emulator?

    Thanks

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    • 05.22.2011

      For DS you need a different emulator, and the files will need to be dumped at a different location.

      ReplyReply
  16. ya boy
    06.10.2011

    so I install gpsphone, the roms and put the bios in the folder and everything, and then when i go to play a game theres a little message saying that i need a correct gba bios or something. help?

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  17. Anonymous
    06.14.2011

    When I click the game I want to play from the browse section it shows the gameboy but the screen is black? Am I doing something wrong?

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  18. John
    06.16.2011

    Hey man, does this work with with an iphone updated to 4.3.2? I’ve done everything correctly, adding my ROMs to /private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GBA/, but it just won’t show up :’(

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  19. John
    06.16.2011

    Nevermind, got it! Thanks for everything!

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  20. Mike
    06.16.2011

    Hey Shawn,

    The game loaded up fine, but when I tried to run it, it told me I had an incorrect BIOS image? How can I fix this/ how do I get the correct BIOS file?

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    • 07.24.2011

      hey mike, i didnt encounter this problem before. are u sure u followed my steps correctly? you might want to try again.

      ReplyReply
  21. Evan
    06.17.2011

    I’ve never jail broke my phone, will it mess anything up on it?

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    • 07.24.2011

      just jailbreak ur phone, u need to do so before you can carry on with this guide.

      ReplyReply
  22. jeffrey
    06.24.2011

    i got verification error timed out

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  23. cj
    06.24.2011

    hey man for some reason i cant save my pokemon games.. how can i save them?

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  24. tohveli
    06.28.2011

    I have never seen guide as good as this. This makes it so easy. Just thinking how you make your screen so big? :)

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    • 07.24.2011

      its in the settings page. :) thanks for the compliment.

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  25. Kev
    07.07.2011

    hey it said that theres a verification error when I tried to add the sinfuliphonerepo source…

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  26. wassi
    07.07.2011

    Shawn..greetings from germany..there is a little problem I have got..I can not find this “OpenSSH app” in sinful iphone repo =/
    could you try to help me =(

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    • 07.24.2011

      Its not in the sinfuliphone repo. try using the search function in cydia. :)

      ReplyReply
  27. n00b
    07.11.2011

    Do you know where to get a DS emulator with pokemon games for the iphone and how to install? Or if it even exists at the moment?

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  28. AsTeR
    07.11.2011

    hey… have another way? “http://sinfuliphonerepo.com” every time “ERROR”
    and i dont have chose… cracked or not… start updating sources… and “”ERROR”" :P another way to get gpSphone?

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  29. Scott
    07.19.2011

    My gpsphone keeps crashing. Whats wrong with it?

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  30. James
    07.21.2011

    Hey thanks for the wonderful steps, but mine always crashes when i run the rom. Like when i click on pokemon emerald, it will go to the emulator screen but wont load anything. Can you tell me why? Im using an iPod touch 4

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  31. Skylous(Evan)
    07.22.2011

    My cydia doesn’t work no more because of installous and don’t have shh or rock and I jailbroked it aready can you please tell me how to fix my cydia?
    When I open it it say error database and when I go to packages nothing appear and my sources are gone and when I sherch nothin appers and I can’t add sources cuz when I add one things keep on poping up saying it won’t let me add sources or it’s illegel or it says it won’t do it

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  32. MrGrey
    07.28.2011

    hey.. it does not work for me.. i am stuck at the first step where i cant even add the website into my cydia sources..

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  33. Joel
    07.31.2011

    Can everything be done just by my iPhone itself?

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  34. Anonymous
    08.01.2011

    The sources don’t work or there’s a 404 error and saying try again will not make it work ESP if you’ve tried 20 times

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  35. Anonymous
    08.02.2011

    Hey, I wanna ask, why is it that when I try to install the rom, it directs me back to the home page? I can’t install the rom..

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  36. Rasmus
    08.03.2011

    Thanks alot man, you did just save my plane flight !!!!!

    ReplyReply
  37. dray
    08.08.2011

    i dont have a wifi network how can i get this to work?

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  38. Bryan
    08.09.2011

    Hi Shawn, I was wondering all these must be done via phone and computer? What if I’m using a macbook? Do you have any guides for that? Your help will be much appreciated! =]

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    • 08.26.2011

      sorry, i dont own a mac. there should be more self help guides on google regarding this. :)

      ReplyReply
    • leonard
      09.18.2011

      hey try iPhone explorer. it works without having to do all the winscp stuff

      ReplyReply
  39. gmints
    08.11.2011

    how do i open gpSPhone? will it be on the home screen of the iphone?

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    • 08.26.2011

      yes it is on the home screen of the iphone.

      ReplyReply
  40. Anonymous
    08.18.2011

    hey ho, greetings from germany^^
    i have a little problem. i cant login in WinSCP
    just a window that appears , it says : Network Error: Connection timed out”
    Help^^

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    • 08.26.2011

      ur phone is either in lock mode or there is some problem with ur wifi connection.

      ReplyReply
  41. AJ
    08.27.2011

    I have WinSCP sorted and running. I have Cydia and SSH too. I have the emulators etc…my problem is I cannot drag the .gbc files INTO SSH?? It wont even acknowledge them. A mini stop sign appears on my arrow when trying to drag…Any ideas??? :(

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  42. vedat55
    09.02.2011

    ich habs alles gemacht aber am ende wo ich von iphone zu gpsphone aufgemacht und auf ein spiel gedrückt habe steht es gba_bios ist falsch!!!!! kann jemand mir dabei helfen ich habe Iphone 4 mit 4.3.3 danke schon jetzt

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  43. vedat55
    09.02.2011

    h habs alles gemacht aber am ende wo ich von iphone zu gpsphone aufgemacht und auf ein spiel gedrückt habe steht es gba_bios ist falsch!!!!! kann jemand mir dabei helfen ich habe Iphone 4 mit 4.3.3 danke schon jetzt

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  44. vedat55
    09.02.2011

    i has done everything but at the end where I put up of iphone gpSPhone and a pressed play, it is wrong !!!!! gba_bios can someone help me here I have iPhone 4 4.3.3

    ich habs alles gemacht aber am ende wo ich von iphone zu gpsphone aufgemacht und auf ein spiel gedrückt habe steht es gba_bios ist falsch!!!!! kann jemand mir dabei helfen ich habe Iphone 4 mit 4.3.3 danke schon jetzt

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    • 09.02.2011

      Hi, sorry I don’t understand what’s wrong. Anyway, u can try it all over again. It should work.

      ReplyReply
  45. Arman Tanzarean
    09.07.2011

    I have an iphone 3g and all the steps worked fine up until i tried to open the game, it asks me what screen orientation i want then crashes. Any advice?

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  46. Pok'eMad
    09.09.2011

    I have everything working, i can drag files in and it works, and shows on my ipod. But when i open gpsPhone and click on one of the emulators, and choose the orientation, it just gos back tov my home screen. gba_bios.bin wasn’t in the folder so i downloaded it separatly, and now it runs with Adobe firework. It looked like your page before, now it has a program to open with it, is that a problem.

    I would really like some help. ty

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  47. Chris
    09.09.2011

    Ok so I have done every thing as I was told to do in your guide, I downloaded “gpSPhone Cracked” the emulator from sinful source. I already had a copy of Pokemon Emerald because I play it on my emulator on the computer, I also downloaded some others from the site you provided. I SSHed my ROMs with i Fun-Box, which is the same SSHing with WinSCP, only through cable. The games show up in gpSPhone but when I hit to play them, I get this. http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6923/gbaerror.png

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  48. Chris
    09.09.2011

    Ok now I think I solved the problem, my emulator didn’t come with the bin file that it required “gba_bios.bin” So I am guessing that should solve the problem.

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  49. jeffrey
    09.11.2011

    i cant seem to find ssh can someone help me

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  50. Skull9520
    09.16.2011

    it wont let me create /private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GBA/ i pops up error code

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