Work in Progress Pokémon Wild World

itman312

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Let us leave the modern world and go back, back, back... to centuries before the Pokémon world we know today. You are one of the Draconid people, an old clan who are the lorekeepers of the dragons. That is your family story, anyway. You are content to live a quiet life on the family farm, until your mother receives a summons from the capitol. The services of the lorekeepers are required. Your mother is too old for the grueling journey, so you go in her place. As you journey through the untamed wilds, small villages, and eventually huge castles, you will unravel more and more about your purpose, and it has to do with the sightings of a large green dragon seen soaring through the sky.

I am happy to announce Pokémon: Wild World, currently in development. This will be my second game. Pokémon: Old Amber is for all purposes finished, although I will be providing a future update to add in extra difficulty modes and Generation 8 pokémon later. While Old Amber aimed to provide a completionist experience for fans of the Gold/Silver games who wanted to be able to catch all the pokémon from generations 1 through 7, Wild World goes in a MUCH different direction.

For starters, I have gone the Sword/Shield route and trimmed the Pokédex. I may add in the rest as post-game content, but as of now, the Pokédex is limited to 500 pokémon, which will still keep you busy. I have eliminated many of the useless (Unown), redundant (Plusle and Minun), or out of place (Porygon) pokémon. Like Old Amber, the male and female Nidoran are combined. I have also eliminated ALL of the traditional Grass/Fire/Water starters from the core games (yes, even your favorite), MOST of the legendary and mythical pokémon (there are only 12), and I also trimmed down the list of Dragon pokémon because they are supposed to be rare and mysterious. Perhaps most controversially, I have eliminated the entire Eevee line. If that last bit doesn't make you run away from this game, keep on reading.

The Normal type has been altered. Rather than simply being "typeless", I decided to make "normalcy" an actual force. It's an anti-magic force. It's supereffective against Fairy, it is weak to Fighting and Dragon, it resists Psychic and Fairy, and it retains its mutual immunity to Ghost. Rock also loses its resistance to Normal.

Poké Balls have been replaced with Apricorns. Different Apricorns have different effects, so the mechanics are similar. You can harvest Apricorns from trees that eventually grow back, or you can buy them from vendors.

The story is much different than the traditional Pokémon plot of collecting badges and battling the Elite Four. There's none of that. Instead, the storyline is more like a traditional fantasy JRPG. There is more room for exploration and sidequests.

Speaking of sidequests, there are several wild pokémon that will only appear if certain conditions are met. For example, in a certain haunted forest, Phantump will start appearing if you get lost. This is the only way to catch a Phantump, but it also means that your pokémon will start mysteriously fainting one-by-one until they are all gone and the forest claims you. Another example is Zorua being disguised as random NPCs. Ralts will only appear if your team's happiness is above a certain threshold, since it can sense emotions and only shows itself to kind trainers.

Magic replaces technology in a lot of instances. Instead of HMs, you have "spells", which function as items rather than moves while still requiring certain types of pokémon to be used.

There's no edginess for the sake of being edgy, but this still has a more mature storyline than the official games. Your character is a young adult on a mission of importance rather than fun.

TMs are now "Tomes" and are reusable.

There are no gym leaders, but there are optional "Masters". They are more challenging than gym leaders, but they are optional battles that grant you rewards, such as Tomes.

Aside from early trainers, enemy trainers in this game have better teams than what you would find in the official games. However, they are also fewer in number.

Like Old Amber, trainers cannot use items during battle, but held items are permitted. In fact, potions, full restores, etc. don't even exist in this game. Berries will be your primary healing items. If you get paralyzed mid-battle, and your pokemon isn't holding a Berry that can heal it, you're just going to have to deal with being paralyzed until the battle is over.


The world of Velich

The region you are in is called Velich (veh-leech), meaning "Majestic" in the Draconid language. It was once called "The Land Touched By Dragons" by peoples in the East. The Great Cataclysm of 300 years ago broke the land, splitting the continent into two, forming new mountains, and leaving parts of the lands as desolate wastes. More recently, Velich was once again struck by tragedy when the West attempted to secede from the monarchy 40 years ago, thus sparking the Velichan Civil War that once again ravaged the land. It is in this context that you find yourself, a West Velichan and descendant of the Draconid tribe living a quiet life on Starly Farm until the tumultuous events of the broader world pull you out of that peaceful life and force you to confront monumental powers.

The vision behind Wild World

Wild World is heavily inspired by Zelda as well as JRPG games like Breath of Fire and Golden Sun. It also borrows the centrality of lore and talking to NPCs from the Elder Scrolls series. This game is best played with a curious mindset. Talk to the NPCs, read lore journals to learn more about the world and the story, solve mysteries in creative ways, and seek out the secrets of the world. Most importantly, leave behind your notions about what a pokémon should be and instead think about what can be.


I'm interested. How can I help?

Quite honestly, the only thing I really need help with is promotional graphic design. If you can make good intro animations and splash screens, or a logo, I would be very interested in speaking with you.
 

itman312

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Hello, it has been a while since I've updated. I have been waiting on Gen 8 data in order to include Gen 8 pokemon, moves, and abilities. I am now at that point when I can do so. As such, I have updated a final Pokedex of all the Pokemon that will be available in this game. It's not all of them, but I tried to get a good balance while keeping rarity of certain types in mind (Dragon). Some species have been combined into multi-form species. For example, Plusle and Minun are now one species in the Pokedex, but will still appear in two different forms. Without further ado, here is the Velich Pokedex:

001: Horsea
002: Seadra
003: Kingdra
004: Elekid
005: Electabuzz
006: Electivire
007: Magby
008: Magmar
009: Magmortar
010: Blipbug
011: Dottler
012: Orbeetle
013: Scatterbug
014: Spewpa
015: Vivillon
016: Sunkern
017: Sunflora
018: Snom
019: Frosmoth
020: Bounsweet
021: Steenee
022: Tsareena
023: Magikarp
024: Gyarados
025: Feebas
026: Milotic
027: Wimpod
028: Golisopod
029: Ralts
030: Kirlia
031: Gardevoir
032: Gallade
033: Poochyena
034: Mightyena
035: Cleffa
036: Clefairy
037: Clefable
038: Lotad
039: Lombre
040: Ludicolo
041: Seedot
042: Nuzleaf
043: Shiftry
044: Makuhita
045: Hariyama
046: Zigzagoon (Galarian)
047: Linoone (Galarian)
048: Obstagoon
049: Toxel
050: Toxtricity
051: Nincada
052: Ninjask
053: Shedinja
054: Happiny
055: Chansey
056: Blissey
057: Rolycoly
058: Carkol
059: Coalossal
060: Combee
061: Vespiquen
062: Zubat
063: Golbat
064: Crobat
065: Starly
066: Staravia
067: Staraptor
068: Rookidee
069: Corvisquire
070: Corviknight
071: Fletchling
072: Fletchinder
073: Talonflame
074: Togepi
075: Togetic
076: Togekiss
077: Spinarak
078: Ariados
079: Hoppip
080: Skiploom
081: Jumpluff
082: Slugma
083: Magcargo
084: Swinub
085: Piloswine
086: Mamoswine
087: Fomantis
088: Lurantis
089: Gossifleur
090: Eldegoss
091: Rattata (Kantonian, Alolan)
092: Raticate (Kantonian, Alolan)
093: Skitty
094: Delcatty
095: Hoothoot
096: Noctowl
097: Shinx
098: Luxio
099: Luxray
100: Mareep
101: Flaaffy
102: Ampharos
103: Wooloo
104: Dubwool
105: Milcery
106: Alcremie
107: Impidimp
108: Morgrem
109: Grimmsnarl
110: Pichu
111: Pikachu
112: Raichu
113: Emolga
114: Plusle/Minun (multi-form combined species)
115: Lillipup
116: Herdier
117: Stoutland
118: Cherubi
119: Cherrim
120: Nidoran male/female (multi-form combined species)
121: Nidorino/Nidorina (multi-form combined species)
122: Nidoking/Nidoqueen (multi-form combined species)
123: Tynamo
124: Eelektrik
125: Eelektross
126: Litwick
127: Lampent
128: Chandelure
129: Honedge
130: Doublade
131: Aegislash
132: Budew
133: Roselia
134: Roserade
135: Rockruff
136: Lycanroc
137: Arrokuda
138: Barraskewda
139: Petilil
140: Lilligant
141: Morelull
142: Shiinotic
143: Riolu
144: Lucario
145: Seviper
146: Zangoose
147: Helioptile
148: Heliolisk
149: Misdreavus
150: Mismagius
151: Ditto
152: Shellos
153: Gastrodon
154: Inkay
155: Malamar
156: Trapinch
157: Vibrava
158: Flygon
159: Gothita
160: Gothorita
161: Gothitelle
162: Bonsly
163: Sudowoodo
164: Pineco
165: Forretress
166: Sandile
167: Krokorok
168: Krookodile
169: Tympole
170: Palpitoad
171: Seismitoad
172: Spheal
173: Sealeo
174: Walrein
175: Duskull
176: Dusclops
177: Dusknoir
178: Vulpix (Kantonian, Alolan)
179: Ninetales (Kantonian, Alolan)
180: Oddish
181: Gloom
182: Vileplume
183: Bellossom
184: Sandshrew (Kantonian, Alolan)
185: Sandslash (Kantonian, Alolan)
186: Roggenrola
187: Boldore
188: Gigalith
189: Remoraid
190: Octillery
191: Mantyke
192: Mantine
193: Baltoy
194: Claydol
195: Snorunt
196: Glalie
197: Froslass
198: Croagunk
199: Toxicroak
200: Minccino
201: Cinccino
202: Grubbin
203: Charjabug
204: Vikavolt
205: Gulpin
206: Swalot
207: Golett
208: Golurk
209: Cutiefly
210: Ribombee
211: Carvanha
212: Sharpedo
213: Machop
214: Machoke
215: Machamp
216: Numel
217: Camerupt
218: Venonat
219: Venomoth
220: Darumaka (Unovan, Galarian)
221: Darmanitan (Unovan, Galarian)
222: Mareanie
223: Toxapex
224: Shelmet
225: Escavalier
226: Karrablast
227: Accelgor
228: Binacle
229: Barbaracle
230: Phantump
231: Trevenant
232: Abra
233: Kadabra
234: Alakazam
235: Gastly
236: Haunter
237: Gengar
238: Mime Jr.
239: Mr. Mime (Galarian)
240: Mr. Rime (Galarian)
241: Sewaddle
242: Swadloon
243: Leavanny
244: Joltik
245: Galvantula
246: Axew
247: Fraxure
248: Haxorus
249: Shellder
250: Cloyster
251: Magnemite
252: Magneton
253: Magnezone
254: Grimer (Kantonian)
255: Muk (Kantonian)
256: Drilbur
257: Excadril
258: Skorupi
259: Drapion
260: Chinchou
261: Lanturn
262: Teddiursa
263: Ursaring
264: Houndour
265: Houndoom
266: Phanpy
267: Donphan
268: Aron
269: Lairon
270: Aggron
271: Buizel
272: Floatzel
273: Finneon
274: Lumineon
275: Clauncher
276: Clawitzer
277: Zorua
278: Zoroark
279: Cufant
280: Copperajah
281: Snover
282: Abomasnow
283: Tentacool
284: Tentacruel
285: Staryu
286: Starmie
287: Spritzee
288: Aromatisse
289: Rhyhorn
290: Rhydon
291: Rhyperior
292: Pancham
293: Pangoro
294: Mienfoo
295: Mienshao
296: Buneary
297: Lopunny
298: Rufflet
299: Braviary
300: Skiddo
301: Gogoat
302: Growlithe
303: Arcanine
304: Espurr
305: Meowstic
306: Whismur
307: Loudred
308: Exploud
309: Larvesta
310: Volcarona
311: Farfetch'd (Galarian)
312: Sirfetch'd
313: Sableye
314: Spiritomb
315: Mawile
316: Onix
317: Steelix
318: Mudbray
319: Mudsdale
320: Yanma
321: Yanmega
322: Munchlax
323: Snorlax
324: Ledyba
325: Ledian
326: Porygon (Electic/Psychic variant)
327: Porygon2 (Electic/Psychic variant)
328: Porygon-Z (Electic/Psychic variant)
329: Murkrow
330: Honchkrow
331: Ponyta (Kantonian, Galarian)
332: Rapidash (Kantonian, Galarian)
333: Corsola (Galarian)
334: Cursola
335: Pyukumuku
336: Dunsparce
337: Wynaut
338: Wobbuffet
339: Volbeat/Illumise (multi-form combined species)
340: Sneasel
341: Weavile
342: Gligar
343: Gliscor
344: Tangela
345: Tangrowth
346: Morpeko
347: Kecleon
348: Meowth (Kantonian, Alolan, Galarian)
349: Persian (Kantonian, Alolan)
350: Perrserker
351: Minior
352: Audino
353: Indeedee
354: Dewpider
355: Araquanid
356: Solrock/Lunatone (multi-form combined species)
357: Carbink
358: Stantler
359: Absol
360: Natu
361: Xatu
362: Falinks
363: Eiscue
364: Stunfisk (Galarian)
365: Mimikyu
366: Komala
367: Durant
368: Heatmor
369: Relicanth
370: Aerodactyl
371: Turtonator
372: Drampa
373: Kangaskhan
374: Tauros/Miltank (multi-form combined species)
375: Scyther
376: Scizor
377: Pinsir
378: Heracross
379: Hawlucha
380: Shuckle
381: Poipole
382: Naganadel
383: Cryogonal
384: Dhelmise
385: Duraludon
386: Dratini
387: Dragonair
388: Dragonite
389: Beldum
390: Metang
391: Metagross
392: Diancie
393: Magearna
394: Marshadow
395: Hoopa
396: Celebi
397: Zygarde (10%, 50%, and 100% forms)
398: Rayquaza
399: Mew
400: Mewtwo
 
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