How to install SkyTemple Randomizer on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing SkyTemple Randomizer on your Chromebook. SkyTemple Randomizer is a powerful tool for modifying Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, allowing you to create unique gameplay experiences. This tutorial is designed to complement our video guide, providing detailed written instructions for each step.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install SkyTemple Randomizer:

  1. Enable Linux apps on your Chromebook if you haven't already. Go to Settings > Advanced > Developers and turn on Linux apps.
  2. Open the Linux terminal on your Chromebook.
  3. Update your package lists by running:
    sudo apt update
  4. Install Flatpak, which we'll use to install SkyTemple Randomizer:
    sudo apt install flatpak
  5. Add the Flathub repository:
    sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  6. Install SkyTemple Randomizer:
    sudo flatpak install flathub org.skytemple.Randomizer
  7. Set the correct permissions for bwrap (bubblewrap), which is used by Flatpak:
    sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

After completing these steps, SkyTemple Randomizer should be installed on your Chromebook and ready to use.

Video Tutorial

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and step-by-step instructions, refer to our Google Doc used in the tutorial.

About Flatpak and SkyTemple

Flatpak is a universal packaging system for Linux that allows applications to be installed on any Linux distribution. It provides a sandboxed environment for applications, enhancing security and reducing conflicts between different software packages.

SkyTemple is an open-source toolkit for creating ROM hacks and modifications for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. The Randomizer is one of its powerful features, allowing players to create unique gameplay experiences by randomizing various aspects of the game.

For more information about SkyTemple Randomizer, visit the Flathub page.

To learn more about the SkyTemple project and its features, check out the official SkyTemple website.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, try the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation process.
  • If you receive permission errors, make sure you're using sudo for commands that require elevated privileges.
  • If Flatpak commands fail, try restarting your Linux container or your Chromebook.

Remember, if you encounter any difficulties or have questions, feel free to reach out through a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help!


Installing SkyTemple Randomizer on your Chromebook opens up a world of possibilities for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky fans. With this tool, you can create unique gameplay experiences and dive deeper into the game's mechanics. Enjoy exploring the capabilities of SkyTemple Randomizer, and happy gaming!

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