Released Pokemon Vanguard (Major update! v3 Released! 4/29/21)

This project has a release available. The full version is still a work in progress.
Project Status
Released
Project Version
3
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"Where there's light, darkness follows. Where there's darkness, light follows."
By Ayrei


Pokemon Vanguard is a Story focused game made with Pokemon Essentials v17 in RPGMakerXP. This is my first attempt at a Pokemon game which I am currently working on mostly solo. So please note that things may not seem as polished as other and more popular fan games :)

Desideria
A region once protected by the Aspects, powerful trainers bound by Legendary Pokemon, now shrouded by darkness and mystery as a new and modern government known as The Federation takes control of this once beautiful and peaceful region. Team Defiance, a group who opposes this new government, terrorizes this region while the Federation hunts down the remaining Aspects one by one.
You wake up on an island to the south of the main continent.
No memories.
No Pokemon.
Only a name.

Embark on an adventure through a brand new Region filled with deep lore and mysteries!
Enter a more traditional story that leads more and more towards a less traditional and darker one, filled with new characters!
3 Difficulty modes to support different playstyles!
Pokemon from Gen 1-8
Custom player models
Handpicked Remixes and soundtracks from Pokemon titles and more!
New custom Regional variants, with more coming each update!
30 Different starters to choose from, 3 of which are new regional variants!
And more!

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v3 - 4/29/2021
Goes up to the Third Gym, about 11-12 hours of gameplay

Development
Ayrei
- Lead developer, story, eventing, mapping, spriting, shaking and screaming in essentials.
JaoCraftBr - Spriting
Kurisutaru - Mapping
Beta Testers - ReintendoO, Jecotto03, JJA, scuba-steve12, Shishiboo

Credits
Pokemon Essentials v17 by Maruno (2011-2018), Peter O. (2007-2010), based on work by Flameguru
Tilesets
Pokemon Infinity Resources (Some tiles from this game used)
Magiscarf
WesleyFG
SailorVicious (Formerly known as Heavy-Metal-Lover)
Shawn Frost
NSora-96
PeekyChew
Kyle-Dove
Claisprojects.com
Minorthreat0987
The-Red-Ex
UltimoSpriter
TyranitarDark
DarkDragonn
rafa-cac
Phyromatical
Alucus
Newtiteuf
ChaoticCherryCake
moca
Akizakura16
Kyle-Dove
Clara-WaH

Sprites/Character models

Pokémon BW/BW2 OW Characters in Gen IV OW style - DiegoWT
Gen 4 OW Sprites by:
Neo-Spriteman
VanillaSunshine
PurpleZaffre & Maicerochico
AtomicReactor

Gen 6-8 PBS files and sprites
Zerokid
Amethyst
Jan
Zumi
Bazaro
Koyo
Smeargletail
Alex
Noscium
Leparagon
N-kin
fishbowlsoul90
princess-phoenix
DatLopunnyTho
Conyjams
kaji atsu
The cynical poet
LuigiPlayer
Falgaia
Pikafan2000
Mashirosakura (Magearna recolours)
Lord-Myre
MillaLya

Music
GlitchxCity
VanniluxePavilion
Name Windows: Mr. Gela
The discord
https://discord.gg/sr24E8keRs
Why join the discord?
I'm not always online this site or others that I have this game posted on.
Joining the discord allows easy access to bug reporting, game patches, progress updates, beta testing, and more.

Feedback would be appreciated
 
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SunGoddess23

Trainer
Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2018
Posts
79
Hmm I wanting to get one of the unique starters you can pick but I see my favorite Pokemon as well that is a starter, Riolu, are you able to find the other starters in the game in the wild?
 

SunGoddess23

Trainer
Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2018
Posts
79
I see then I guess I'll have to figure out which starter I would like to have the most. Either the unique ones or Riolu
 

GubGar

Connoisseur of Minigames and Sidequests.
Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2021
Posts
2
Having fun with the game so far, although I'm fairly early into it. I plan on posting my full thoughts when I finish up everything there is to do, but in the meantime...

What's the shiny rate? Because on Route 1 I've managed to find three shiny pokemon already.
 

GubGar

Connoisseur of Minigames and Sidequests.
Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2021
Posts
2
shiny rate is 1/250
Makes sense, I knew my luck couldn't be that nuts.

So far I'm enjoying the experience, just beat the first gym. I dunno if you're aware, but Skwovet's sprite is completely invisible in battle when used by the player. Or at least my shiny Skwovet was, not sure if it's a constant or just happens to be mine.

Grammar is iffy but that's already been said by others.

Good Pokemon variety thus far, I appreciate games that throw you some fun options without dumping a ton of great/rare 'mons at you early game. And I think you hit that balance really well. I'll do a more cohesive review of it once I finish up with the available content.
 
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