Moralis not working in react native 0.64.x and after

It is working in RN 0.63.3. react-native-boilerplate

I’m trying implementation Moralis in RN 0.64.x and 0.65.x
moralis: "0.0.99",
It doesn’t work when i use import Moralis from 'moralis/react-native';

It works when i make the following change in node_modules/moralis/lib/react-native/EventEmitter.js

var EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/EventEmitter');
EventEmitter.prototype.on = EventEmitter.prototype.addListener;
module.exports = EventEmitter;


if (process.env.PARSE_BUILD === 'react-native') {
  const EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/EventEmitter');
  EventEmitter.prototype.on = EventEmitter.prototype.addListener;
  module.exports = EventEmitter;
} else {
  module.exports = require('events').EventEmitter;

Can you check in newer versions of React Native?

Thank you for reporting. We will try updating it from our side and see if we can solve it.

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If you have any good fixes, you can always create a pull request and contribute to the repository. Cheers

I cant get moralis to work with react native either.

Error: Unable to resolve module events from /Users/doris/myFolder/royal protocol/projects/temp/moralisNativeFixing/MoralisFix/node_modules/moralis/lib/react-native/Web3Connector/AbstractWeb3Connector.js: events could not be found within the project or in these directories:

unfortunately @fatih01 solution doesnt work for me.

   "dependencies": {
    "@ethersproject/shims": "^5.5.0",
    "ethers": "^5.5.4",
    "moralis": "^1.3.1",
    "react": "17.0.2",
    "react-moralis": "^1.3.1",
    "react-native": "0.66.3",
    "react-native-get-random-values": "^1.7.2"

Can anyone suggest a workaround while this issue is taken care of?

FYI a hack to this is to change the following lines in file


change the first line from:

var EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/EventEmitter');


var EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/_EventEmitter');

currently working in react-native version 0.67.2

Yes i tried. It works too.

Your solution does not work for me, neither does @fatih01 solution.
Let me show you the steps i have followed so that we can figure what step I am missing:

  1. npx react-native init MyApp --template react-native-template-typescript
  2. yarn add ethers @ethersproject/shims react-native-get-random-values moralis react-moralis patch-package postinstall-postinstall
  3. change line in node_modules/moralis/lib/react-native/EventEmitter.js from
var EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/EventEmitter');


var EventEmitter = require('../../../react-native/Libraries/vendor/emitter/_EventEmitter');

  1. yarn patch-package moralis
  2. cd ios then pod install then cd ..
  3. yarn ios
    Then i get Error:
    Unable to resolve module events from /Users/doris/Documents/myFolder/ royalprotocol/testing/MoralisNativeTest2/node_modules/moralis/lib/ react-native/MoralisWeb3.js: events could not be found within the project or in these directories:

these are my package versions:

"dependencies": {
    "@ethersproject/shims": "^5.5.0",
    "ethers": "^5.5.4",
    "moralis": "^1.3.2",
    "patch-package": "^6.4.7",
    "postinstall-postinstall": "^2.1.0",
    "react": "17.0.2",
    "react-moralis": "^1.3.1",
    "react-native": "0.67.2",
    "react-native-get-random-values": "^1.7.2"

Im using node v14.18.3

What step have I missed to make this work on react native?

sorry forgot to mention I’m using moralis 0.0.99 and react-moralis 0.2.7 anything above that doesn’t work for react native right now unfortunately.
hopefully the devs give more love to react native builders soon.
check out their react native boilerplate, see the package versions they use

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@phyx1u5 i changed the packages like you mentioned but i still get the same error as above.

  "dependencies": {
    "@ethersproject/shims": "^5.5.0",
    "ethers": "^5.5.4",
    "moralis": "0.0.99",
    "patch-package": "^6.4.7",
    "postinstall-postinstall": "^2.1.0",
    "react": "17.0.2",
    "react-moralis": "0.2.7",
    "react-native": "0.67.2",
    "react-native-get-random-values": "^1.7.2"

and node v14.18.3

Could you maybe upload a repo?
What version of node are you using?

I highly recommend you try the following:
clone the react native boiler plate and try get that working. if you get stuck watch the YouTube vid.

once you get it working, you can then try upgrade react native following the instructions at their site.
note if
npx react-native upgrade
fails then you will have to follow the manual instructions.

after upgrade then you can edit the EventEmitter file as I mentioned.
you will have to edit the file every time you run yarn add for every new package as it will rewrite the file.

don’t for forget to

cd ios && pod install

if you are building for ios

a few other things, to note:
npx react-native run-android/run-ios

didn’t work for me, I always had to build via android studio or xcode + running npx react-native start in a separate terminal

Hi @malik , i am trying to use Moralis in react native . Following are the details of my dependencies i.e versions
@ethersproject/shims”: “^5.5.0”,
“ethers”: “^5.5.4”,
“moralis”: “0.0.99”,
“patch-package”: “^6.4.7”,
“react”: “17.0.2”,
“react-moralis”: “0.2.7”,
“react-native”: “0.67.3”,
“react-native-get-random-values”: “^1.7.2”

Whenever i import MoralisProvider and try to use it , app returns following error
Error: Unable to resolve module events from /home/mtalha/NewDapp/node_modules/moralis/lib/browser/MoralisWeb3.js: events could not be found within the project or in these directories:

I have tried all of the available solutions but of no avail. Pleae help me out in that .

have you tried following my steps?

I tried react-native boilerplate it’s working
But when I try to integrate it into my app I am getting the same error as mentioned above
My project specs:
React Native version. 0.60.6
Moralis version 0.0.99

Hey thank you for your solution.

The problem is that the boilerplate is using web3.js and not ethers.js. we need it to work with ethers.js. And then on top of that i need to implement it on our react-native init app that has already had a lot of development made on it.

moralis says it works with ethers.js so im confused as to why it doesnt.

so this issue

TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘EventEmitter.prototype.addListener’)

is linked to the RN version you guys use? when will it be up to date?
Also, for simple things like a DB call, none of that should be necessary, an API endpoint should be callable via curl theoretically no?

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do you have the versions that do work together? because i think there is a way to use different version of react in your react app.

I don’t know… I am just trying to call the DB, it’s mind boggling to me that it’s that complex…
Here is my package.json

"dependencies": {
    "@expo/vector-icons": "^12.0.0",
    "@hookstate/core": "^3.0.13",
    "@magic-sdk/react-native": "^8.2.0",
    "@react-native-community/async-storage": "^1.12.1",
    "@react-native-firebase/app": "^14.5.0",
    "@react-native-firebase/storage": "^14.5.0",
    "@react-navigation/bottom-tabs": "^6.0.5",
    "@react-navigation/native": "^6.0.2",
    "@react-navigation/native-stack": "^6.1.0",
    "expo": "~44.0.0",
    "expo-asset": "~8.4.4",
    "expo-constants": "~13.0.0",
    "expo-dev-client": "~0.8.4",
    "expo-document-picker": "~10.1.3",
    "expo-font": "~10.0.4",
    "expo-linking": "~3.0.0",
    "expo-splash-screen": "~0.14.0",
    "expo-status-bar": "~1.2.0",
    "expo-web-browser": "~10.1.0",
    "moralis": "^1.4.0",
    "node-libs-browser": "^2.2.1",
    "react": "17.0.1",
    "react-dom": "17.0.1",
    "react-moralis": "^1.3.2",
    "react-native": "0.64.3",
    "react-native-progress": "^5.0.0",
    "react-native-safe-area-context": "3.3.2",
    "react-native-screens": "~3.10.1",
    "react-native-svg": "^12.3.0",
    "react-native-track-player": "^2.1.2",
    "react-native-web": "0.17.1",
    "react-native-webview": "^11.17.2",
    "web3": "^1.7.1"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@babel/core": "^7.12.9",
    "@types/react": "~17.0.21",
    "@types/react-native": "~0.64.12",
    "jest": "^26.6.3",
    "jest-expo": "~44.0.1",
    "react-test-renderer": "17.0.1",
    "typescript": "~4.3.5"

thanks i am quickly going to try your react and react native versions and see if i can get it to work on my side.

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did you every try my solution?
add _ before Event, it should work. just make sure Moralis version is 0.0.99

hi, I appreciate but the current version is 1.4, I don’t want to use a workaround whereas I am just testing Moralis offer. If s imple DB call needs workarounds then it doesn’t make sense (not that I doubt it will work, but I want something stable)