Pokemon NetBattle is a program where you the gamer takes the role of a Pokemon Master from the Nintendo Pokemon GameBoy Games. You have all 251 Pokemon, Attacks, TMs, HMs, and every Item that your Pokemon may hold. So you can beat anyone you say? Well your opponents have the same advantage.
Download Pokemon NetBattle
If your download is slow (or the link is down), use one of
Mirror 1 provided by Zorakarkat
Mirror 2 provided by ShadowHawk
Mirror 3 provided by ZTNet
Mirror 4 Provided by Pojo.com
Quick Download FAQ
Q: Which file should I
A: If you're running Win98 or earlier, and don't have MS Office
installed, you should probably download the Huge Install. If you're
running Win2k or higher, or have a recent (2k or XP) MS Office install, you
should be able to use the Full Install.
Q: What are these data
A: NetBattle uses the Microsoft Data Access drivers to load the Pokemon
database. Many commercial programs (such as MS Office) will install these
by default, so they may already be on your computer. If you get runtime
errors when you start the program, your system does not have them. The two
links on the site are for the Microsoft Components and Jet Drivers, you'll need
to download them both from Microsoft's site.
Q: How do I upgrade my
version of NetBattle?
A: If your version is older than 0.8.21, you'll need to download the Full
Install (NOT the Huge Install). It would be a good idea to uninstall
first. If your version is 0.8.21 or later, download the upgrade, and
extract the files into your NetBattle folder. By default, the folder is
C:\Program Files\NetBattle. Version 0.8.30 and higher can automatically
check for, download, and install updates.
Q: What are these
A: The main download site sometimes gets swamped (usually when a new
version is released or when a new group finds out about NetBattle). If you
have trouble with the main site, use one of the mirrors. Mirror 3 will
probably be the first to update most times.
NetBattle v0.8.31 Older OS (Mirror 1 • Mirror 2 •
3 • Mirror 4)
File Size: 21.5 Mb. If you're running Win98 or earlier, and don't have MS Office installed, download this. Main download down, use mirrors.
NetBattle v0.8.31 Newer OS (Mirror 1 •
Mirror 2 • Mirror 3 • Mirror 4)
File Size: 6.47 Mb. If you're running Win2k or higher, or have a recent MS Office install, you should be able to use this Install.
These components may be needed for some systems. Only download if the
installer asks, or you're getting errors after installing.
Microsoft Data Access Components
(5 Mb) - Select the appropriate language for your version of Windows.
Microsoft JET Drivers (3.5
Mb) - Select the appropriate language for your version of Windows.
Current Update (From 0.8.21 and higher)
NetBattle v0.8.31 UPDATE (Mirror 1
Mirror 2 •
File Size: 427 kb. Extract the .zip file into your NetBattle folder (C:\Program Files\NetBattle by
Older Updates (From lower than 0.8.21)
Removed due to installer changes - please download the full installer if your
version is earlier than 0.8.21.
Anyone using the full installer after using a previous
At some point, the installation folder changed from Pokémon NetBattle to just
NetBattle. If you have the old folder, and have since run another full
install, you should delete the Pokémon NetBattle folder. If your install
is currently in Pokémon NetBattle, uninstall before running the full installer.
TCP/IP Ports Used
16150 - Hosted Game
30000 - Player Dedicated Server
These are server ports - Clients will receive a random port to use.
NetBattle Bugs and Fixes
(Avoidable issues highlighted)
Crash after loading a team/On
startup (Related to
install problems - please get the full install & JET drivers)
Wrong graphics displayed during battle (Happens when you run two copies from
the same installation - Don't do that!)
Some server oddities - "Ghost" players, and possibly reporting the wrong number
of users online (Possibly fixed in 0.8.26, will be monitoring)
Move description text gets cut off (Limitation of Windows, looking for an
Toxic does increasing damage, even after switching (See note below)
I haven't seen this happen yet - if it
happens to you, please check to see if the message says, "Hurt by Poison" or
"Hurt by Toxic," and also make sure you didn't Baton Pass between two Toxiced
Occasionally getting "stuck" in battles -
both Switch and Attack are greyed out. (See note below)
The source of this unknown - if this happens, please send me as
much information as possible about the battle - Pokémon used, moves used, and
any status conditions when it happens. Have both players e-mail me a dump
file if possible - I suspect a missing network command, but without both dumps,
I have no way to be sure.
Recently Fixed Bugs
Fixes to options menu and challenging (let me
know if any new problems show up) (0.8.31)
Move Tutor moves added (0.8.31)
More illegal move checks (0.8.31)
Floodcount will occasionally kick you before you connect (0.8.30)
Ice Beam added to Vaporeon and removed from Moltres, types for Cleffa and
Farfetch'd fixed (0.8.30)
Done button in Team Builder doesn't always update (0.8.30)
Destiny Bond fixed
Repeat moves fixed
Server disconnect issue fixed
Fixed moves that fail when your opponent
Fixed Mirror Coat
Fixed battle chart for Ice-type attacks
Corrected server password checks
Sped up team loading & database loading
Changed database verification
Can't play against somebody with a different language version of Windows
Baton Pass fails under some conditions
Network locks up after errors
Roar/Whirlwind occasionally switch to a
fainted Pokémon (0.8.25)
Crash when loading a team after a team is already built/loaded (0.8.25)
Implemented special type immunities (0.8.25)
Stat rollovers implemented (0.8.25)
Direct connection games were broken (0.8.25)
Some problems with the R/B/Y moves
If you use the close button on the main window, it may not end the process
Max HP out of sync between players (0.8.23)
Server reports wrong number of users online (0.8.23)
Possible problems with being challenged while already in battle (0.8.23)
Chatting on the server doesn't work
Blizzard freezes too often (Current
Use opponent's move, move fails (0.8.21)
Can be frozen when Sunny Day is in effect (0.8.21)
Ancientpower boosts Evasiveness and Accuracy (0.8.21)
Charm drops Speed instead of Attack (0.8.21)
Metronome doesn't work (0.8.21)
Sometimes music will not disable (0.8.21)
Disable doesn't go away when you switch Pokémon (0.8.21)
Roar/Whirlwind sometimes switches the wrong Pokémon (0.8.21)
Sometimes if a player disconnects unexpectedly, challenges on their channel will
no longer work (0.8.21)
Add whispering to matching server
Add Stadium rules as Server-Side
Add password-protected user names
Updates for Pokémon Advance when available
Found a bug or a problem with the database?
Please provide as much information as you can - error messages, moves/Pokémon used, whether you were the client or server, etc. Dump files would also be EXTREMELY helpful.
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