Completed Littleroot Researchers

This project is complete. Any future revisions will be bug fixes or small updates.
Project Status
Completed
Project Version
1.9
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------Plot-----
Seven years after "Pokémon: Alpha Sapphire" events, Professor Birch recruited three new research assistants!
You will complete tasks, interact with nature, catch Pokémon, and make new friends!
However, during your adventure...you find something rare in Petalburg Woods...

Game length: 4 to 5 hours split into 6 mini-episodes


-----Screenshots-----
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-----Game Features-----
Revisit Hoenn with gen 4 graphics + fogs!
Choose your starter! Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko, Swablu, Electrike.
Mega evolution
Increased EXP gains and fast levelling
Day-night overworld encounters
Slakoth feeding


-----Team-----
@KennyCatches - Creator

GAME DOWNLOAD v1.9
Game Jam Submission Download v1.1

- Version 1.0 10/08/21 (Episode 5 is broken): Release!

- Version 1.1 12/08/21:
Fixed a bug in Petalburg woods for episode 5 where the player cannot progress.
Fixed a bug where one particular stair soft locks you in Granite Cave.

- Version 1.2 12/08/21:
Fixed a bug to prevent a player from leaving the lab when they're not supposed to.
Fixed a map connection.

- Version 1.3 14/08/21 (Episode 5 is broken):
Reduced some lag in Petalburg Woods.
A certain cutscene now erases properly after a switch.
Fixed a Pelipper encounter on Mt. Pyre.
You can now go back to a certain island after visiting it.
Slakoth's heart emote during petting should erase properly now.
Fixed a map connection.

- Version 1.4 15/08/21 (Episode 5 is broken):

Fixed some tile and passability errors.
Fixed some typos.
Events above water should have reflections now.
Fixed running animation positions.
Two events should show up after a certain cutscene, not before.
Fixed the Slakoth softlock issue in Petalburg Woods.
Reduced the number of overworld encounters to reduce lag.

- Version 1.5 16/08/21:
Actually fixed the Petalburg Woods issue in Episode 5 this time.

Fixed some typos.

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Version 1.6 17/08/21:
Tall grass now have bush tags!
Fixed a map connection.
Lowered player portrait in trainer card.
Lowered Mega Lopunny's sprite.
Fixed typos, tiles and passability errors.

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Version 1.7 18/08/21:
Fixed important typos in episode five.

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Version 1.8 10/09/21:
Raised some trainer levels by one or two.
A certain map should have a fog now.
Fixed an error for the female protagonist character sprite.
Ava's trainer back sprite now has the right hat.
The bridges now work properly.
Fixed typos.

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Version 1.9 02/10/21:
The game notifies the player that final evolutions are at level 32, not 30.
Fixed wording issues.
Minor balance changes on Mt. Pyre.
Small bugfixes.

-----YouTube/Twitch Playthroughs!-----

Resource Pack: https://reliccastle.com/resources/773/
Made Using: RPG Maker XP and Pokémon Essentials v19.1


-----Credits-----
Please let me know if I missed anyone!
==Team==
KennyCatches: Creator

==Autotiles==
PurpleZaffre

==Epic Adventures Tileset + More: Outdoor + Indoor==
Alistair
Alucus
Bakura155
Bati'
Blue Beedrill
BoOmxBiG
Chimcharsfireworkd
CNickC/CNC
CrimsonTakai
Cuddlesthefatcat
Dewitty
EpicDay
Fused
Gigatom
Heavy-Metal-Lover
Hek-el-grande
Kage-No-Sensei
Kizemaru_Kurunosuke
Kyledove
LaPampa
LotusKing
New-titeuf
Novus
Pokemon_Diamond
PrinceLegendario
Reck
Red-Gyrados
REMY35
Saurav
SL249
Spaceemotion
SirMalo
Stefpoke
sylver1984
ThatsSoWitty
TheEnglishKiwi
Thegreatblaid
ThePokemonChronicles
TwentyOne
UltimoSpriter
Warpras
WesleyFG
Yoh
Nuri Yuri
07harris/Paranoid
19dante91
27alexmad27
Flurimons
Alucus
Kyle Dove
Dewitty
CNC
KennyCatches

==Gen 4 Style Interior Tileset==
Akizakura16
KennyCatches

==Museum Tileset==
princess-phoenix
Diegotoon20
Kyogre statue by Kyledove

==Character Sprites==
PurpleZaffre
DiegoWT
Poltergeist
bushbugger
IceJKai
KennyCatches

==Trainer Sprites==
Poltergeist
Neo-Spriteman
VanillaSunshine
PurpleZaffre & Maicerochico
AtomicReactor
Mr. Gela
Kyogre Murial by vinmoawalt

==Mega Evolution Sprites==
Gnomowladny
TheCynicalPoet
Prodigal96

==Game Logo==
Pixel Art Maker

==Titles==
KennyCatches
Font by Font Meme

==Pictures==
KennyCatches

==Items==
KennyCatches

==Fogs==
KennyCatches
THANK YOU ELLE FOR THE AMAZING FOG TUTORIAL

==Music and Audio==
KennyCatches
Zame
Pokestir
Gaming Sound FX
Gaming Musik
PocketMonstersMusic
Chris Lambert

FULL YOUTUBE PLAYLIST:


==Plugins and Scripts==
"Location Signposts with Background Image" v.1.1 by:
LostSoulsDev / carmaniac
PurpleZaffre
Golisopod User

"Overworld Shadows EX" v.1.0.0 by:
Golisopod User
Wolf PP
Marin

"Luka's Scripting Utilities" v.3.2.2 by:
Luka S.J.

"Modular Menu" v.1.5 by:
Luka S.J.

"Simple Exit Arrows" v.1.0 by:
Tustin2121

"Name Windows" v.1 by:
Mr. Gela
mej71
Vendily
theo#7722

==Special Thanks==
Thundaga for Pokémon Essentials tutorials!
Relic Castle Community
Myself for wasting my entire July 2021

"Pokémon Essentials" was created by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

With contributions from:
AvatarMonkeyKirby
Marin
Boushy
MiDas Mike
Brother1440
Near Fantastica
FL.
PinkMan
Genzai Kawakami
Popper
Golisopod User
Rataime
help-14
Savordez
IceGod64
SoundSpawn
Jacob O. Wobbrock
the__end
KitsuneKouta
Venom12
Lisa Anthony
Wachunga
Luka S.J
and everyone else who helped out

"mkxp-z" by:
Roza
Based on MKXP by Ancurio et al.

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Affiliated with Game Freak

This is a non-profit fan-made game.
No copyright infringements intended.
Please support the official games!

-----Thoughts-----
This is my second Pokémon fangame, and I am very happy with it. Compared to "The Rising Sun" (my first game, also set in Hoenn), Littleroot Researchers has better graphics, story, characterization and gameplay. I spent way too much time on this game, and I'm pretty burnt out. However, I really pushed myself this time to create something special. I created fogs for the first time and also two music pieces for the game (Intro + Petalburg Woods).
I hope you enjoy it! No more four-hour jam games from me, and definitely no more Hoenn games. 😅


Thanks for playing! You're the best!
For the judges: This game doesn't use the "Rejuvenation" challenge theme
This game was created for Relic Castle's Game Jam #7!
 
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Astefia

Trainer
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Posts
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Just played through the prologue.
My main sentiment can be put into one word: ADORABLE. Looks like I'm binge playing tonight ^_^. No bugs so far too (except the type), and I always love me some static encounters.
Will write more details once I've played trough the whole game.
 

KennyCatches

I catch...Pokémon I guess...?
Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2020
Posts
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Version 1.1 is out! This fixes the major bug in Petalburg woods in episode five and a minor soft lock bug in Granite Cave.
Please exit Petalburg Woods before playing v1.1 to avoid any issues. Thank you!
 

rhaidor

Novice
Member
Joined
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Posts
20
Age
32
I really liked to play this game from the beginning to the very end. The characters are polished, have their own personality. The story is interesting and as it unfolded I found myself more and more ineterested in it. The music is really spot on. There is a good variation of Pokémons to caught.
I highly recommend this game to everyone! :)
 

KennyCatches

I catch...Pokémon I guess...?
Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2020
Posts
94
I really liked to play this game from the beginning to the very end. The characters are polished, have their own personality. The story is interesting and as it unfolded I found myself more and more ineterested in it. The music is really spot on. There is a good variation of Pokémons to caught.
I highly recommend this game to everyone! :)
Thank you soooo much for playing!! I really appreciate it! :D
 

Aurora

Novice
Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Posts
32
Hey,i downloaded your game and I wanted to give it a try.3 protagonists options all are men
 
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KennyCatches

I catch...Pokémon I guess...?
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Posts
94
When trying to play the game this screen pops up everytime I use essentials version 19. Any help would be nice.
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Hey there! Try this:

Q: Why are there green lines/glitches on my screen?
A: 1) Open the Start Menu and search for Settings. Open Settings
2) Now click on "System". In the left pane, select "Display", then scroll to the bottom in the right pane. Click on "Graphics Settings"
3) Under the "Choose an app to set preference" drop-down menu, select "Desktop App". Once selected, browse for the Game.exe in the Littleroot Researchers folder.
4) You will now be able to see the application in the Graphics Settings. Click on "Options"
5) You will now see the "Graphics Preference" window, from where you can set which GPU to be used for the Game.exe. First, try selecting "Power Saving", then select "Save", then run the game. If the issue persists then select "High Performance", then select "Save", then run the game again.


Got this from Pokémon Bushido's FAQ, let me know if it works or not!
 

Lord Lucario 35

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Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2021
Posts
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Age
20
Hey there! Try this:

Q: Why are there green lines/glitches on my screen?
A: 1) Open the Start Menu and search for Settings. Open Settings
2) Now click on "System". In the left pane, select "Display", then scroll to the bottom in the right pane. Click on "Graphics Settings"
3) Under the "Choose an app to set preference" drop-down menu, select "Desktop App". Once selected, browse for the Game.exe in the Littleroot Researchers folder.
4) You will now be able to see the application in the Graphics Settings. Click on "Options"
5) You will now see the "Graphics Preference" window, from where you can set which GPU to be used for the Game.exe. First, try selecting "Power Saving", then select "Save", then run the game. If the issue persists then select "High Performance", then select "Save", then run the game again.


Got this from Pokémon Bushido's FAQ, let me know if it works or not!
Holy crap it worked! Thank you so much. Now I can finally update my game to version 19 and play this one.
 

Astefia

Trainer
Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2021
Posts
76
Just found the issue in 1.2
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This message is shown when Birch has left the Lab already, the only thing to do inside is a new match with another assistant.
 

Astefia

Trainer
Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2021
Posts
76
Can the trainer that rematches me on Route 101 in Episode 2 give a warning? I did not heal before and my last save is before the Trevor battle :(
It's really not a big deal, though. This game is too adorable )
 
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Astefia

Trainer
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Feb 22, 2021
Posts
76
Are there any TMs? I got a Huge Power azumarill and its only physical move is Rollout.
 
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