Released Pokemon Long Lost

This project has a release available. The full version is still a work in progress.
Project Status
Released
Project Version
1.1.0
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Created by:
@GVolt

Summary:
Teenager Harlem and his mother Penny get magically transported to
Sunulta City NE, a Chinatown-inspired city in the Pokémon world,
where, on their quest to return home, they must fix broken connections
with the help of Taiyi, the Connection Pokémon.


Screenshots:
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Made Using:
Pokemon Essentials v19.1

Unique Features:
The ability to switch between two characters at any point

Game Download
Resource Pack
Soundtrack

Made for Game Jam #8 but didn't finish in time.
Inspired by Encanto, Turning Red, and Everything Everywhere All At Once


Content Warning:
Mild verbal abuse

Translations:
Gung gung = Grandpa
Mama = Mother
Baba = Father
Haiyaaaaaah = "An exclamation used when a bad event has occurred"
Gung hay fat choy = Happy Chinese New Year

Known bugs that I can't fix:
Harsh sunlight-boosted Solar Beam executes twice
The game will give you a warning if you save after switching characters. Ignore this and make sure you choose yes.

v1.1.1

  • Removed an unfinished feature I started but completely forgot about (the scavenger hunt)
  • Fixed an autorun event in the apartment that was meant to be triggered by action button

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v1.1.0

  • Changed some dialogue
  • Added the words "So long" and "Long Lost" in the game like I originally intended
  • It is no longer possible to battle the warehouse workers before battling the Long Inn waiter
  • Added more NPCs
  • Added some dialogue to emphasize that it is based on a Chinatown, not China itself
  • Added an NPC in the Move Maniac's house that explains the light type
  • Added overworld Pokemon
  • Added more character-building and world-building flavor text in the apartment
  • Added 2 Piplups because there weren't enough already
  • Removed the Pokedex because it was pointless
  • Changed the name of the war from the Harmonious War to the War of Harmony
  • Changed flashback colors from grayscale to slightly sepia
  • Added base Pokemon Essentials credits to the credits file
  • Fixed a single tile error that nobody would've noticed

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v1.0.0

- Game released

Pokemon Long Lost
GVolt

Original Music by:
GVolt

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4th Gen Matt's Pokemon Resource Pack
pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=158098

4th Gen Matt

Sinnoh Tilesets:
Kyledove
Destined

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Sinnoh Tiles
deviantart.com/kyle-dove/art/Kyledove-s-Public-Resources-103892943

Kyledove (Kymotonian)
Speed (Speedialga)

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Public Gen 4 Tileset

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

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4th gen Indoor Tileset
deviantart.com/akizakura16/art/4th-gen-Indoor-Tileset-624832808

Akizakura16

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v19.1 Hotfixes

Maruno

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Marin's Scripting Utilities

Marin

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Marin's Map Exporter

Marin

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Luka's Scripting Utilities

Luka S.J.

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Elite Battle DX

Sprites:
GameFreak | Original sprites from B/W/2 games
Pokecheck.org | Ripping the sprites from B2/W2 roms
PinkCatDragon | GIF to PNG conversion
Tebited15, WolfPP, Issei Hyoudou, Nasasu, luckygirl88 | B/W styled trainer Red/Leaf sprites
WolfPP | B/W styled trainer Leaf sprite
Spriters-Resource (redblueyellow), Damien, WolfPP | Gen 5 ball sprites
Sound Effects:
GameFreak | Original sound effects from B/W/2 games
BadSamaritan | Ripping the sound effects
Other:
Luka S.J. | Elite Battle: DX
Pokémon Essentials | Base system
Maruno, Marin, Golisopod User | General help, support, and bouncing off ideas
PinkCatDragon | GIF to PNG conversion

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Gen 8 Project

Battler Sprites:
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Sprites - veekun
Gen 6 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon X/Y Sprite Project
Gen 7 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon Sun/Moon Sprite Project
Gen 8 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon Sword/Shield Sprite Project

Overworld Sprites
Gen 6 Pokemon Overworlds - princess-pheonix, LunarDusk, Wolfang62, TintjeMadelintje101, piphybuilder88
Gen 7 Pokemon Overworlds - Larry Turbo, princess-pheonix
Gen 8 Pokemon Overworlds - SageDeoxys, Wolfang62
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Overworlds - MissingLukey, help-14, Kymoyonian, cSc-A7X, 2and2makes5, Pokegirl4ever, Fernandojl, Silver-Skies, TyranitarDark, Getsuei-H, Kid1513, Milomilotic11, Kyt666, kdiamo11, Chocosrawlooid, Syledude, Gallanty, Gizamimi-Pichu, 2and2makes5, Zyon17,LarryTurbo, spritesstealer

Icon Sprites
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Icon Sprites - Alaguesia
Gen 7 Pokemon Icon Sprites - Marin, MapleBranchWing, Contributors to the DS Styled Gen 7+ Repository
Gen 8 Icon Sprites - Larry Turbo, Leparagon

Cry Credits:
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Cries - Rhyden
Gen 7 Pokemon Cries - Marin, Rhyden
Gen 8 Pokemon Cries - Zeak6464

PBS Credits:
Golisopod User, Zerokid, TheToxic, HM100, KyureJL, ErwanBeurier

Script Credits:
EBS Bitmap Wrapper - Luka S.J.
Gen 8 Scripts - Golisopod User, Maruno, Vendily, TheToxic, HM100, Aioross, WolfPP, MFilice, lolface, KyureJL, DarrylBD99, Turn20Negate, TheKandinavian, ErwanBeurier

Compilation of Resources:
Golisopod User, UberDunsparce

Porting to v19:
Golisopod User, Maruno

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ENLS's Pre-Looped Music Library

Looped and compiled by:
ENLS
KrakerwatYT
Thundaga

Music Used:
BW 126 Battle! (Trainer Battle)
BW 157 An Unwavering Heart

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Character Customization Resources (Gen 4)

Poltergeist

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HGSS for RMXP

SirMalo

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Gen 4 and 5 Trainer sprites and PBS

Mr. Gela

v19 Update:
Zet0ken

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ALL Official Gen 4 Overworld Sprites

Gen 4 OW Sprites by:
Neo-Spriteman
Vanilla Sunshine
PurpleZaffre & Maicerochico
AtomicReactor


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"Pokémon Essentials" was created by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

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

"mkxp-z" by:
Roza
Based on MKXP by Ancurio et al.

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Affiliated with Game Freak



This is a non-profit fan-made game.
No copyright infringements intended.
Please support the official games!
 
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Really really enjoyed playing this on stream! Some thoughts:
Right from the start you got me hooked in with the intro, it really established itself as a more character driven story, and set the tone for what was to come. I really loved the themes you tackled, and I think you did a great job at tackling them. The writing was great! It was a serious story with some serious messages but the writing still sprinkled some fun comedic tidbits around making for a fun experience.

I loved how the town and exploration felt, the town is big and by the end up it you've visited every nook and cranny, interacting with its various inhabitants , giving the city this feeling of actually being alive. Mixed with the "lore" of the region as a whole that was built up through flavour text, it made for a really good setting that felt real.

Having the two switchable players, one for battles, one for minigames was a really cool gimmick that helped the game stand out, and also helped tell the stories of the two main characters so well. After finishing with Harlem, getting the first flash back as the mother and seeing the roots of all the generational trauma was a good moment. Really cool stuff.

Graphics were also great, the style was consistent and I really really like the main character graphics. Penny looks so cool in her jacket when the throwing animation plays.

One last tidbit that I thought was really nice, I encountered literally 0 bugs, no tile errors, no broken balance, nothing that needed to be fixed. Which is really really impressive to see from a jam game (or a nearly-jam game) that hasn't even been patched yet. Like dayumnmmmm!

If it isn't clear, I really loved this game and thought you told a really good, realistic story with realistic characters. Good job.
 

KennyCatches

what am i catching
Member
Hey there! I just finished your game and I loved it!
What an awesome story! I could definitely see the inspiration from Turning Red and Everything Everywhere All At Once, I love those movies. The flashbacks and the story parallels were all done well, and your writing was great as usual!

I loved the graphics, music and the fakemon designs. I especially loved the panorama you used!

I liked how you used many of the essentials minigames (tile puzzle, voltorb flip, triple triad, duel). Also, the spinning puzzle was so well-designed. I got back to the start so many times haha.

I recognised references for your other games! (Pokemart guy and mime Jr. - Culinary School, Astoria - Eco, and I think there was a Paradise reference somewhere? I forgot.)

Overall, I really enjoyed this game. I loved the dialogue and the gameplay was fun. It's a shame you couldn't submit this for the jam, but good on you for finishing it! 👍
  • The scavenger hunt guy doesn't do anything when you choose yes or no.
  • I remember doing something earlier in the apartment but afterwards, I switched to the mother and went into the apartment and this message kept playing.
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GVolt

piplup propagandist
Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2019
Posts
16
Hey there! I just finished your game and I loved it!
What an awesome story! I could definitely see the inspiration from Turning Red and Everything Everywhere All At Once, I love those movies. The flashbacks and the story parallels were all done well, and your writing was great as usual!

I loved the graphics, music and the fakemon designs. I especially loved the panorama you used!

I liked how you used many of the essentials minigames (tile puzzle, voltorb flip, triple triad, duel). Also, the spinning puzzle was so well-designed. I got back to the start so many times haha.

I recognised references for your other games! (Pokemart guy and mime Jr. - Culinary School, Astoria - Eco, and I think there was a Paradise reference somewhere? I forgot.)

Overall, I really enjoyed this game. I loved the dialogue and the gameplay was fun. It's a shame you couldn't submit this for the jam, but good on you for finishing it! 👍
  • The scavenger hunt guy doesn't do anything when you choose yes or no.
  • I remember doing something earlier in the apartment but afterwards, I switched to the mother and went into the apartment and this message kept playing.
View attachment 12768
Oh shoot, I forgot I put the scavenger hunt man in there. Lmao, thanks for telling me and I'm glad you enjoyed the game! It should be fixed now.
 
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