Released Pokemon: Winter Version (v0.7) **NEW VERSION AVAILABLE 4/13/21

This project has a release available. The full version is still a work in progress.
Project Status
Work in Progress
Project Version
0.7
ETA Next Version
Jun 29, 2021
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(Download link.) **NEW VERSION 5/22/2021 (v0.72) including bugfixes for CHAPTER 7 and a new male character sprite.

(Imgur album with screenshots.)

This project, my first project, is the result of roughly 1,000+ hours of work over the past nearly two years. 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 7 of those chapters being playable in the current beta. If you do everything, I'd expect there to be roughly 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
Various snow sprites, by unknown

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
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - Shiver Star
Undertale - Snowdin Town
Paper Mario - Crystal Palace Crawl
Pokemon Conquest - Ice Battle

Thanks in advance for giving it a try!
 
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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.
These are good catches! Pushing out a patch for these right now.

The second bug, falling in the hole and not being able to activate the portal below, is because you haven't triggered some prior events. It's definitely a bug, but one I hadn't thought about being introduced with the rewritten version of the game.

You need to visit Explorer Eugene's HQ in The Wilds (after finding the key, also in The Wilds), and use that to get into the Pokemon Research Lab in Infigo City.
 

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I was tried to enter every houses/buildings to see if there is a bug or not.

Before i forget something, the new game file didnt save my old savefile. I have to switch new one to old, to go further.
 
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I was tried to enter every houses/buildings to see if there is a bug or not.

Before i forget something, the new game file didnt save my old savefile. I have to switch new one to old, to go further.
What exactly do you mean? The new patch wouldn't play your old save file? That shouldn't happen, if you can send a screenshot of what breaks that might help.
 

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View attachment 1027
I only can play further with this set up, i just switch the new 'game' file with previous version. See pic above
Your save file isn't contained within the game file folder, it's saved under C:\Users\{userName}\Saved Games\Pokemon_ Winter Version. In order to play the new version, all you have to do is download the newest game folder I've provided and run Game.exe within the folder (the blue Poke Ball). It will know where to look for your save file, so you don't have to move anything around.
 

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Your save file isn't contained within the game file folder, it's saved under C:\Users\{userName}\Saved Games\Pokemon_ Winter Version. In order to play the new version, all you have to do is download the newest game folder I've provided and run Game.exe within the folder (the blue Poke Ball). It will know where to look for your save file, so you don't have to move anything around.
Unfortunally i just use your old v.1.35 game save file to progress the game. Because you dont put the save file inside every updated versions. The issue is if i dont move around, i need to restart everytime by bugfix/update.

Chapter6 finished
Still nees for a shiny stone😢
 

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Unfortunally i just use your old v.1.35 game save file to progress the game. Because you dont put the save file inside every updated versions. The issue is if i dont move around, i need to restart everytime by bugfix/update.

Chapter6 finished
Still nees for a shiny stone😢
That's really odd, I don't have any issues playing the new version.

Shiny Stone is in the game!

There's a new girl in Summum City, on the north end of town. Talk to her during the day to get it.
 

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are you going to soon adding other 4 chapters by any chance?
Chapter 7 is in progress, I haven't worked on it a whole lot over the holidays, but I'm back on it now. It's taking a bit longer than expected, I didn't think I would need to overhaul a lot of the maps but I've done quite a bit of redrawing.
 

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UPDATE: After many months, chapter 7 is now available. Was a tricky chapter to remaster, ended up doing a lot of the maps from scratch. Pleased with the final result though.

Download link.

Also, thanks for nearly 500 downloads, and to everyone who has tried the game!
 

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Did you change the whole game by any chance? bcuz i start a new game(lost old save file) and can not go to summum city without surf... 😅
any tips to get Hm 03 surf?
 

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Did you change the whole game by any chance? bcuz i start a new game(lost old save file) and can not go to summum city without surf... 😅
any tips to get Hm 03 surf?
Hey Magic, did you go to Arcanum Crypt and defeat the shadow version of yourself? Surf appears in front of you after that battle. (spoilers)
 

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Hey Magic, did you go to Arcanum Crypt and defeat the shadow version of yourself? Surf appears in front of you after that battle. (spoilers)
i tried to but 2 npc block the road to Arcanum graveyard
 

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i tried to but 2 npc block the road to Arcanum graveyard
You need to go to Ceriama Stadium first, north of Route 13. In the next version, I'll add a hint to one of those npc's to have him say that the rest of your team hasn't show up to town yet.
 

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You need to go to Ceriama Stadium first, north of Route 13. In the next version, I'll add a hint to one of those npc's to have him say that the rest of your team hasn't show up to town yet.
cant go on bridge to Ceriama Stadion. An invisible wall blocked me, not let me go thru
 

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Tbh I wasn't too interested when I looked at the Screenshots but Man I was wrong! Your game got me addicted, I really love the story and the type of Mons in the game! Thanks for your efforts! Well done Man! I recommend everyone to give this game a try and see for yourself what I mean 🔥
 

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Tbh I wasn't too interested when I looked at the Screenshots but Man I was wrong! Your game got me addicted, I really love the story and the type of Mons in the game! Thanks for your efforts! Well done Man! I recommend everyone to give this game a try and see for yourself what I mean 🔥
Thanks so much! It's definitely on my to-do list to make the advertising a little better on the main post, but I probably won't prioritize it until I'm done with the main game.
 

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New version 7.1 is out with a fix to the Ceriama Stadium bridge and a new male character sprite. Download link is here.
thx for your hardworking on this game, finally can enjoy more of it :D
 
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