Released Pokemon: Winter Version (v0.61) **PATCH AVAILABLE WITH BUGFIXES

This project has a release available. The full version is still a work in progress.
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(Download link.) **NEW VERSION (v0.61) including CHAPTER 6. This version includes 2 bugfixes, one for leaving Ceriama Stadium and one for the Island Passageway. The Ceriama Stadium one is completely game breaking, so if you're going into Chapter 4 you'll definitely need this patch.

(Imgur album with screenshots.)

This project, my first project, is the result of roughly 900+ hours of work over the past year. I actually completed the game through the end, but I decided to completely revamp the game starting from the beginning. The goal was to create an "authentic" Pokemon experience, including mapping and dialogue. Unfortunately I've had to recycle most sprites, as this has been a solo project and spriting isn't a talent of mine.

Rather than using badges, the game is split into 10 chapters, with 6 of those chapters being playable in the current beta. If you do everything, I'd expect there to be roughly 15-20 hours of playtime for the average player. Pokemon from gen 1 through 3 are available, as well as anything from gen 4 that evolves from a gen 1-3 Pokemon (with a few other exceptions). The 3 starters available are Chikorita, Mudkip, and Charmander, but the other 6 starters appear in the game as well. The aim for difficulty for the game is to be more difficult than a regular Pokemon game, but not frustratingly so on the level of a Kaizo game.

I wanted to put this out at the halfway point to get some player feedback and see what needs to be changed. So please, if you take the time to play the game, please leave a comment with what you liked or didn't like! In the post-game credits, I will be crediting anyone who playtests the game and provides feedback.

I would also gladly accept any character sprite contributions that anyone might have, right now the player characters are really just the sprites from FR/LG. Obviously you would be credited for your work. As I said, spriting isn't my strong suit, and I would welcome anyone who wants to contribute any art to the project.

Credits, scripts:
"Pokemon Essentials", by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

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

Fly Animation, by KleinStudio
Water Currents, by Sockand
FR/LG Party Screen, by silentgamer64, adapted by myself
FR/LG Battle Screen, by parkedhampster
FR/LG Summary Screen, by Seyuna
GTS, by Hansiec and Manoel Afonso
Note: GTS trading DOES exist in this fangame, but unfortunately the server that I was using is currently down. I will update this if it ever comes back up.

Credits, sprites:
Animated Torch, by GrumpyDiamond

Credits, music:
Earthbound - Bicycle Ride, Apple Kid's Theme
Bomberman Hero - Mimesis, Zip, Redial, Tripod, Supplement
Deltarune - A Town Called Hometown, School,
Pokemon FR/LG - Gym
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Battle!!
Advance Wars - Hachi's Theme
Kingdom Hearts - Twilight Town, Olympus Coliseum
Undertale - Waterfall, It's Raining Somewhere Else, Sans, Death by Glamour
Octopath Traveler - For Treasure
LoZ: Minish Cap - Lost Woods
Sonic Heroes - Casino Park
Super Mario Sunshine - Hotel Delfino Casino
Mario Tennis - Menu
Kirby 64 - Factory Inspection
LoZ Twilight Princess - Lake Hylia
Final Fantasy I - Overworld, Underwater Temple
Paper Mario - Forever Forest
Final Fantasy XV - Of Bygone Days
Kirby's Epic Yarn - Dino Jungle, Apt. 102
Yoshi's Wooly World - Sponge Cave Spelunking
Professor Layton - Minicar
Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Kelp Forest
La Mulana - Fearless Challenger, Requiem, Good Night Mom

Thanks in advance for giving it a try!
 
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Hi, I've approved your thread, but would you mind adding Pokémon Essentials' own credits to your credits section? :)
 

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Okay, just a suggestion: the 3D model on your title screen on the complete black with the flat cyan bar behind your name is really jarring and kinda breaks immersion. I feel like it'd look more like the generational style you're going for with something like the R/S/E title screens, or maybe with it flying like in Gold and Silver, but the 3D model just doesn't mesh with the rest of your game.
 

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I'm really enjoying the game so far, but I encountered a bug while playing.

During my battle with Lazlo, his Slugma used Harden and the game froze and saved mid-battle. Whenever I start it up now, my game makes me walk down and to the right of where Lazlo is, and I'm unable to move at all.
 

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Okay, just a suggestion: the 3D model on your title screen on the complete black with the flat cyan bar behind your name is really jarring and kinda breaks immersion. I feel like it'd look more like the generational style you're going for with something like the R/S/E title screens, or maybe with it flying like in Gold and Silver, but the 3D model just doesn't mesh with the rest of your game.
Thanks for the feedback, I do agree it's a bit out of place, I think I will eventually transition to a title screen that better reflects the art style of the actual gameplay.

I'm really enjoying the game so far, but I encountered a bug while playing.

During my battle with Lazlo, his Slugma used Harden and the game froze and saved mid-battle. Whenever I start it up now, my game makes me walk down and to the right of where Lazlo is, and I'm unable to move at all.
C:\Users\[yourUserNameHere]\Saved Games\Pokemon Winter is where your save file is, but also a file called errorlog.txt (granted, you may want to backup your save files in the future). Does this file have any contents from the crash? If so, it would really help troubleshooting. That's a super bizarre error, I've never seen an error inside of an actual battle (I haven't changed battle code at all, so it is likely just an error with Pokemon Essentials), but I'll try to replicate it.

In the meantime, if you haven't restarted the game, I can try to send you a version of the game that will teleport you back to the previous room so you can continue if you'd like that.

EDIT: I tried replicating the crash, couldn't get it to happen. Offer still stands though if you want me to try to salvage your save file.
 
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Hey again, so I'm looking for some feedback on my chapter 2 town: Parvus Town. It's one of the oldest maps in my project, and I strongly feel like it needs an update but haven't been happy with anything so far.

The old map:
It's very square with a lot of empty space. Some places are hard to maneuver, and it can be difficult to get from point A to point B.

Here is my proposed new map:
More of a clean, standard Pokemon town with Challenger's Cave clearly separated from town. Encounters from within the town have been moved to the path of the "dig site".

Personally I think the new map is better, but I'm still looking for opinions. Thanks!
 

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Haven't provided an update in a while, I'm getting very close to having a new beta version (with chapter 6 and more) ready. Per MagentaGiratina's comment, I decided to redo the title screen (can check it out in the main post). I've also added Ceriaman-versions of two Pokemon, Weezing (Fire/Poison) and Aggron (Dragon/Steel):


Still would love to have more play testers, feel free to PM me (or comment here) any feedback! And thanks to everyone who has played, 140 downloads of the 0.5 beta is way more than I ever expected!
 

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I wonder where to get shiny stone to evolve roselia..the rest is the best game i ever played so far. i only use 3 mon's till end chapter 5. cant wait for further updates.
Great work!
 
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I wonder where to get shiny stone to evolve roselia..the rest is the best game i ever played so far. i only use 3 mon's till end chapter 5. cant wait for further updates.
Great work!
Hi Magic, thanks so much for the kind words! I originally had a Shiny Stone in the first 5 chapters, but I think it got lost in the update. I'll add it back in the next version. After you complete chapter 6, the Exotic Stone Shop will have a Shiny Stone for sale in Arcanum Town also.

I'm currently playtesting chapter 6, so it is very close to being complete. If I work hard on it, it's probably 1-2 weeks away.
 

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Hi Magic, thanks so much for the kind words! I originally had a Shiny Stone in the first 5 chapters, but I think it got lost in the update. I'll add it back in the next version. After you complete chapter 6, the Exotic Stone Shop will have a Shiny Stone for sale in Arcanum Town also.

I'm currently playtesting chapter 6, so it is very close to being complete. If I work hard on it, it's probably 1-2 weeks away.
Hi pwinter, great to hear you going to add it back in nexr update. And also I spoke to everybody ingame but i couldnt find the HM for fly. Is this in the 5 chapters you made or is it lost too in the update? i had to run many times back to get soda, used alots of repels thb🤣
 

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Hi pwinter, great to hear you going to add it back in nexr update. And also I spoke to everybody ingame but i couldnt find the HM for fly. Is this in the 5 chapters you made or is it lost too in the update? i had to run many times back to get soda, used alots of repels thb🤣
Fly is in the game, you need to battle Avia, Summum City's gym leader, to get it.

In one of the houses in Summum City, a man tells you where Avia's training spot is. She can be found on Summum Summit, where you fought Snorlax before.

And here are the other optional fights you might have missed:

  • After chapter 2, in Parvus Town Museum Basement
  • After chapter 3, and defeating all of the members of the Li family, in Infigo City Gym
  • After chapter 4, in Parvus Town High School
 

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Fly is in the game, you need to battle Avia, Summum City's gym leader, to get it.

In one of the houses in Summum City, a man tells you where Avia's training spot is. She can be found on Summum Summit, where you fought Snorlax before.

And here are the other optional fights you might have missed:

  • After chapter 2, in Parvus Town Museum Basement
  • After chapter 3, and defeating all of the members of the Li family, in Infigo City Gym
  • After chapter 4, in Parvus Town High School
Thanks for remind me, but i have done all of secret bosses. My mon's are above lv. 55 now.
I will check all the houses of summum city once more then.
 

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UPDATE: Version 0.6 (1.4 internally) is now available!! Thanks to everyone who downloaded the previous version, 200 downloads is a lot more than I ever would have hoped for!

(Download link)

Patch notes -
  • Introduces chapter 6, a large chapter with lots of bonus content
  • Graphical changes to maps in chapters 3 and 4
  • New region map
  • Overhauled party menu, summary screen, and battle menus to match FR/LG theme
  • New regional Pokemon variants, Aron and Koffing. Ceriaman Aron is found where normal Aron was found previously (Challenger's Cave, Summum Caverns), Koffing is owned by trainers, but is not available to capture yet
  • "Pit of 100 Trials" game mode in Ancient Temple. 30 floors are currently available. 10 floors are reasonably completable at this point, if you grind you can probably clear all 30. Rewards are available after every 10 floors, bring lots of healing items!
 

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Looking over the preview screenshots I find it a bit amusing yet confusing that the game is called "Pokemon: Winter Version" yet there are no snowy maps. Are there some in-game that we've just yet to see till we play?
 

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Looking over the preview screenshots I find it a bit amusing yet confusing that the game is called "Pokemon: Winter Version" yet there are no snowy maps. Are there some in-game that we've just yet to see till we play?
If i were you, play this game. It has lots of features that others fangames doesnt hav
 

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UPDATE: Version 0.6 (1.4 internally) is now available!! Thanks to everyone who downloaded the previous version, 200 downloads is a lot more than I ever would have hoped for!

(Download link)

Patch notes -
  • Introduces chapter 6, a large chapter with lots of bonus content
  • Graphical changes to maps in chapters 3 and 4
  • New region map
  • Overhauled party menu, summary screen, and battle menus to match FR/LG theme
  • New regional Pokemon variants, Aron and Koffing. Ceriaman Aron is found where normal Aron was found previously (Challenger's Cave, Summum Caverns), Koffing is owned by trainers, but is not available to capture yet
  • "Pit of 100 Trials" game mode in Ancient Temple. 30 floors are currently available. 10 floors are reasonably completable at this point, if you grind you can probably clear all 30. Rewards are available after every 10 floors, bring lots of healing items!
Goodjob pwinter, that was fast.
Which type has Ceriaman aron?
 
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pwinter

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Looking over the preview screenshots I find it a bit amusing yet confusing that the game is called "Pokemon: Winter Version" yet there are no snowy maps. Are there some in-game that we've just yet to see till we play?
Hey Elle, fair criticism! The last act features snow fairly heavily, I'll have some screenshots to add to the preview pretty soon. I've considered changing the title, but I'm not sure what I would change it to.

@Magic Ceriaman Aron is Dragon/Steel.
 

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Ceriama stadion has a bug, after leaving. stuck in walls 🤣
Gym ldr is not at route 16. west of this route there is a cave do not fall in the hole, without escape rope you wont get out.
 
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