Demo Pokémon Sardonyx: Raised to Win

SunGoddess23

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#61
I noticed something, doing the randomizer like of the game and saw that you have it where fairy type Pokemon are weak to normal attacks which is interesting. And I guess to make it a real challange you even have the Pokemon the person catches to start disobeying when it hits a certain level. One of mine is disobeying at level 11 and its the starter I got when I did the randomizer.
 
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Keileon

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#62
From the FAQ on our website:



Why is the Normal type now Super Effective on Fairy and Psychic?


This is for a few reasons.

First, one of the developers felt that Psychic and Fairy were beginning to become overly powerful, with little able to stand up against some of the more competitively-used examples. Additionally, this developer felt that Normal has been too weak for too long, and decided that it needed a buf; thus, both of these problems were solved at the same time.

Secondly, because of the starter Pokémon, a non-standard type matchup triangle was needed. While Fighting is Super Effective on Normal and weak against Psychic, Normal and Psychic have no interaction with one another. It was only a small adjustment needed to fix this problem.

Thirdly, in most tellings of various legends, disbelief can kill fairies and cause psychic-like techniques (such as hypnosis) have no effect.

The in-universe reason and explanation for this is that due to Altaris's harsh and unforgiving ecosystem, Normal-Type Pokémon were forced to rapidly adapt into a new ecological niche, as several types resist Normal and no type is weak to it naturally. Because of this, the Normal Type has undergone evolution in the biological and ecological sense.


My Pokémon stopped obeying me!


In order to prevent players from overleveling and either breezing through the game or sequence breaking a battle they were supposed to lose, Pokémon will begin disobeying once they reach a specific level before the cap is raised. Because most gym battles are completely optional, we do not gate obedience by badges; instead, we gate it by progress in the story. If a Pokémon begins disobeying you, stop training it for a while and try to progress through the game in other ways.

You can check the obedience cap of your Pokémon at any time by calling Professor Spruce.
 

SunGoddess23

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#63
Um I found a bug or something I ran into a Mimikyu and the battle was going well for a bit but now it's in an infinite loop of Copycat
 

Keileon

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#64
Posting here despite it being answered in Discord, just in case:

The Copycat issue was apparently a known thing that we fixed at some point after the 1.3.1 release. Should be fine in 2.0.
 

Lord X-Giga-X

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#66
We draw ever closer to our hopeful release date. And with Relic Castle finally back up, I'm proud to throw in this trailer showing off a new feature we've added to the PokéBit. Introducing.... EVO!


Inspired by the Rotom Dex, the Educational Virtual Operator (or EVO for short) is yet another brilliant creation of Spruce. Programmed into the PokéBit, it exists to guide the player on their journey through Altaris and provide helpful information. EVO's form changes depending on the time of day. During the day, EVO will take the form of an Espeon, named EVO Day. Friendly and helpful, EVO Day will be more than happy to assist you! At night, however, EVO becomes an Umbreon, EVO Night. Bored and sarcastic, EVO Night nonetheless will assist you the best it can... though it may not care much about doing so.

Regardless of form, it will do things such as remind you of certain mechanics within the game, provide you with your current highest level your Pokémon will obey you, and even tell you how many Pokémon can be caught in an area and how many of those Pokémon you have not caught yet. All you need to do to activate EVO is press D in the PokéBit menu.
 

Aki

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#67
At night, however, EVO becomes an Umbreon, EVO Night. Bored and sarcastic, EVO Night nonetheless will assist you the best it can... though it may not care much about doing so.
Can EVO Night actually do the functions that are built into EVO Day? From watching the video I couldn't tell if Night was refusing to tell the player anything, or if the information/dialogue just hadn't been input yet.
 

Keileon

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#68
It performs the same functions, but just says different things. It's not refusing to help, rather the video just hasn't had anything unlocked yet.
 

Aki

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#69
It performs the same functions, but just says different things. It's not refusing to help, rather the video just hasn't had anything unlocked yet.
Cool, it reminds me of the Animal Crossing games where the post office has different staff depending on the time of day, and the night shift is a bit of a grump. Both characters are pretty cute regardless, I love little emote changes like they have.
 

Involuntary Twitch

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#70
This looks interesting! Lots of new ideas and creativity. That buy-a-Pokemon mechanic in particular looks like lots of fun, although perhaps I'm just excited because you chose my favorite Pokemon (Archen). The story seems intriguing and I'm excited for the upcoming demo! Keep up the good work :)
 

Lord X-Giga-X

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#71
Well, it was close, but we still managed to make our release date! Sardonyx: Raised to Win version 2.0 is now available! As usual, check out the download page on our official site for links to download.


Just a few things to note:
-As mentioned numerous times, we've released a new core rather than a patch. You will be relying on this core until we eventually release version 3.0.
-While it was meant to be the case that you'd be able to continue your save in this update, several maps have been altered to the point that you may end up on an impassible tile when you restart. If this happens, then unfortunately, you'll need to restart. However, if you are fortunate to avoid this, we recommend that you talk to Nurse Joy in the nearest Pokemon Center before you press onward. Although to be honest, it may be better to just sacrifice your save and start a new one.


And with that said, let's talk about what 2.0 has to offer:
-The story continues from Rubina, with the player continuing eastward to Citrivale, and eventually Amaris and Ironis. While there is only one Gym available in this demo, there's still much to experience in this demo. Familiar faces. New faces. Get used to friends, because you're gonna need them in Altaris when you meet up with Team Mortis.
-EVO is really to use. If you haven't been caught up with it, basically imagine Rotom Dex, but a bit less intrusive. It comes in two forms, EVO Day and Night. Both will be helpful to you on your journey, so remember to press D while in your PokéBit menu if you ever need help.
-The Pokémon Supplier System is now available. If you find yourself needing a cool new Pokémon, seek a supplier out.
-Hard mode is now implemented. Certain characters change up their Pokémon, and normally avoidable deathmatches are now mandatory. Anyone who skipped Zoltan before now, you made the right choice.
-Deathmatches have been changed up a bit to finally include a rule. Enjoy not being able to use items. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
-While the main choice of the game is not available yet, enjoy the option to be a complete dick to your friends. Especially early on.
-The ever elusive Altaran Linoone is now available. So if you have a Zigzagoon on your team, you're in luck.

In addition to a HUGE number of other changes. Check out our changelog on our wiki here for more info.


And as one extra surprise, we have a new Mystery Gift live. Altaran Charmander has been teased a lot, so we might as well give you one. And one that's metallic at that. Enjoy Spectre while you can, because this gift will be live until the end of September. And unlike Groray, we currently have no plans to put this back up again. Get it while you can, because it'll definitely be a while before Altaran Charmander is available normally.


It's been a long road getting to this point, and it's only just the beginning. Thank you all for your patience, and we hope you enjoy. And as always, report any bugs found so we can fix them as quickly as possible.
 

Keileon

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#72
Speaking of bugs, there appears to be one where Pokemon can't attack at the start of the game. We're working on a fix as quickly as possible.
 

Maor80

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#74
started to play the game but when i was in pokemon batles and tried to attack pokemon aspirict screen apeared how i can cause to stop appearing and attack another pokemon
 

Keileon

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#75
Patch the game.

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Edit to make this more clear

Numerous people on the Discord server, here, and even on Twitter are asking a question we've had the answer to for over a day now.

"Why can't my Pokemon attack?" or some variation of such.

We didn't realize exactly how clear we needed to make this information. We know about the issue and have released a patch to fix it. When downloading the game, you need both the core AND the patch, not just the core.

We hope this clears up any confusion.
 
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Lord X-Giga-X

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#76
And now for an actual patch. That's right, 2.1 is here! .... Yeah, it's mostly just more bugfixes.... The main purpose of this however is to fix a bit of a glitch with Wine not liking midi files. And thus, this patch also contains a brand new audio folder.

Also, we've been getting waaaaaaay too many reports of the issue of not being able to attack, which we announced several times that we had fixed since the 2.0.1 hotfix. And among those people are people saying they patched... when it turned out they didn't follow the instructions on our downloads page for properly patching the game. So we decided to add instructions on how to patch the game to the zip for the patch. Because that's apparently what it's come to.

Hopefully nothing else goes horribly wrong this week...
 

NickNock

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#77
hey I encountered some kind of bug I couldn't find in your known bugs, i'm on windows 10 pc and I loaded up your game fine, everything works well, however.. its frame rate laggy and whenever I battle a pokemon or trainer I get an error pop up whenever I choose a move on any pokemon of mine causing me to not be able to attack and ultimately do nothing and lose lol, whats wrong? :( I really want to play this game.
 

NickNock

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#79
I went on the website and tried the direct download but the server has a problem to download the patch sadly but I use mega regularly so its all good just though you should know the direct download link isn't working
 
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