New flash cart for Pokémon Mini available.

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  1. razorleafattack

    razorleafattack Member

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    It's been quite some time since there were Pokémon Mini flash carts in production, so I thought some people might be interested. This new cartridge is called DITTO mini; all the details are here: http://dittomini.com

    Full disclosure: I did work on this project doing web design and branding, but I'm not profiting off of this in any way. Just want to see it succeed, and ultimately see some new homebrew for this obscure little system!
     
  2. Conte Zero

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    This is nice but some photo of the real hardware wouldn't hurt :)
     
  3. razorleafattack

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    A good point. I'm not the flash cart's creator but I designed that site and used photos I was given of the assembled cartridge. Here is a photo of the actual PCB, and you can see more photos in the shop. DittoMiniFlashCart_jpg-100460-500x500.jpg
     
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    Pretty cool. I heard there was actually a surprisingly active homebrew community. Obscure, to be sure.
     
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  5. razorleafattack

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    Yeah, definitely in the obscure category. There was certainly more homebrew activity 5-10 years ago, but it seems like there has been renewed interest in the Pokémon Mini. Possibly because a number of YouTubers have made videos on them, in addition to interest in making games with the coming of this new flash cart – which were impossible to find for the last 4 years or so.

    I got mine in the mail the other day, and I have to say it's really great playing homebrew and translations on actual hardware. I did try emulating these games in the past, but they just aren't the same .
     
  6. Pinta77

    Pinta77 Gamecube Fanatic

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    So what is this? I can flash a Pokémon rom hack game onto this ditto mini and play it on my GBa?

    I’m interested but it looks like everything is out of stock.
     
  7. razorleafattack

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    This is actually for the obscure Pokémon Mini handheld system. This super tiny cartridge will allow you to flash and play official games and homebrew titles. If you want to learn more about the system itself, check out www.pokemon-mini.net
     
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    I wish I got one of these things when they were relevant...they're ridiculous in price nowadays
     
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  9. Pinta77

    Pinta77 Gamecube Fanatic

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    Thanks. Not sure if I’ve ever heard of this. Lemme take a look
     
  10. Pinta77

    Pinta77 Gamecube Fanatic

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    Ok I see. These things are pretty rare now huh. I’m totally interested in getting one of these
     
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  11. razorleafattack

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    If you keep a sharp eye on eBay, they can be found affordably. They do go pretty quick though. I’ve managed to get 4 of them from $20-40 shipped. Certainly seems like it’s gained a lot of interest since the backlight panels came out a couple years back, and even more now with this flash cart.
     
  12. razorleafattack

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    It’s a really fascinating system, even as a collectors piece.
    I’ve done the backlight mod in several Minis and I’d highly suggest it. Keep checking back on eBay to see if any affordable listings go up
     
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  13. Pinta77

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    Yeah I will. I will do some more research on the system, I just did a quick search. And if something fairly affordable pops up I’ll try to snag one and then I’ll try to snag one of these dittos.
     

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