Good day everyone! We are excited to announce that Pokémon Espionage is officially recruiting developers!
We're looking for dedicated and passionate people to join our team and help bring this fascinating world to life. If you share our vision and want to contribute your skills, this is your opportunity to make a difference on our project.
Pokémon Espionage is created using Pokémon Essentials v19.1, and is a primarily story-based free game that is set to take place from the Kanto region to the Galar region over the course of 15 Chapters. The game will ideally feature over 200 hours worth of material and playtime! It is a highly ambitious, but not excessively ambitious, project with a plan that is comfortably achievable.
You can find the game's relic castle thread here, and the game's website over here!
Espionage occurs in an alternate Pokémon universe. The MC (player character) is a teenage orphan with great battling potential. After learning that an underground union called The Council of Restitution, Order and Balance against Tyranny (CROBAT) is actively recruiting young orphaned trainers with promising skills, Interpol has reason to doubt that global criminal organisations like the infamous Team Rocket and Team Galactic are truly extinct. In light of this, the International Police have enlisted the MC, a gifted young trainer, to spy on this questionable union and its activities by infiltrating their ranks as a double agent.
Pokémon from Generation 1 up to Legends Arceus
We have each and every one of them, from Bulbasaur through Calyrex and going all the way up to Enamorus! Putting together a championship-calibre team is much more stress-free when you don't need to be concerned about being shorthanded! Future plans are also put in place for when future generations of Pokémon get released, so stay tuned for those!
New Fakémon and mechanics
Keep an eye out for the newly discovered Fakemon that are now available in the complete Pokédex as you make your way through the various stages of your quests. Additionally, watch out for the new moves and abilities that are definitely worth trying out as you progress through the various regions of the game! The Smogon CAP Project is featured in Espionage.
New Mega Evolutions
The future of Mega Evolution looks bright as more and more Mega Stones are unearthed, featuring the likes of Typhlosion, Yanmega, Dusknoir, Mamoswine and many others! Even more so, Espionage sees the return of Gigantamax forms as Mega Evolutions.
New Regional forms
These don't look the same huh! That's because they're variants from other regions around the world and other-wordly dimensions! Featuring the likes of Noctowl, Snorlax, Eiscue and Magneton.
Music and Audio
We don't minimise the role that music plays in setting the scene, despite the fact that audio is typically the most underappreciated component of the gaming experience compared to the value it provides. The calibre of the music being used is nothing short of fantastic, featuring tracks from the likes of StevenMix, Zame, GlitchxCity, Kamex, AlmightyArceus, VanilluxePavillion, GaMetal, Pokestir, Bliitzit, and LittleVMills. We hope you'll jam along with us as you go on your journey! (All artists are properly credited; to learn more about them, click on the links in the Credits section.)
Theta Stones cause a sudden transformation within a Pokémon's genetic makeup! The affected Pokémon have displayed characteristics that are not common among their species, such as improved stats, new abilities, and expanded movesets. Interestingly, it seems that only a subset of Pokémon species are vulnerable to these stones. How far-reaching is their impact, exactly? Furthermore, where did they first appear? Is it safe to use them? That's up to you to find out!
Randomizer and Nuzlocke mode
For those of you who enjoy pain, have no fear! Get your fix of sorrow and suffering with Espionage's dedicated Nuzlocke mode! No need to worry if you're the type who thrives on the unexpected. Because when you get into Espionage, you'll discover a Randomizer mode waiting for you there!
Play the game the way it was intended to be played by using the built-in level cap option! This method of play has the added benefit of allowing Rare Candies to be sold in PokéMarts, so if you ever decide against grinding out your levels (more on that below), you can always go pick some candies up!
Do you consider yourself to be tough enough? Engage in Espionage's Challenge Mode to test the range of your battle experience to its true capacity! Rare Candies sold at PokéMarts are significantly cheaper when Challenge Mode and Level Caps are both in effect at the same time.
Quests are the primary method of progression in Espionage, and include everything from those related to the main storyline to those that involve assisting others in need. In a world where what is good and wrong is virtually always a matter of opinion, what path will you choose to take?
Multiple Save Data
If you want to go through the game again and try out some new Pokémon or different decisions, you may do so without fear of losing your prior saves thanks to the game's support for multiple save files!
The eCipher is a multipurpose electronic gadget with features such as a Pokédex, jukebox, social networking, texting, and dialing. A must-have for any Pokémon trainer!
Easily accessible Level and Money grinding methods
Those Rare Candies are too simple, right? Not a problem! There are a plethora of quick and easy ways to level up and get some quick cash in Espionage!
The Espionage Help System is a great resource for when you're stuck or need a fast refresher on a feature! You may access the Help System by hitting H or by selecting the Help button from the menus available to you.
Don't bother teaching your Pokémon any HMs. If you need help on your adventure, all you have to do is use the Ride Pager to summon a Pokémon that will gladly accompany you—so long as you don't make them take hits for you, you're not THAT close.
Mappers: Producing environments and landscapes for the overworld.
Pixel Artist (Spriter): Creating pixelated sprites for Pokémon and characters.
Music Composer: Making game music and melodies.
Writer/Storyteller: Producing game narratives and dialogues.
Programmer: Developing game mechanics and code.
Balancer: Balancing game stages per difficulty and Fakemon mechanics.
Why join us?
The Pokémon Espionage development team is more than just a group of developers; it's an ambitious group of creators who work together to hone their craft and make something truly special for players to enjoy. If you decide to work with us, you'll be able to:
Join forces with other creative minds from all over the globe.
Enhance your current set of skills and acquire new ones.
Make an indelible mark on a thrilling Pokémon journey.
Join a cause that is aiming for the stars.
Please submit an application if you're interested in applying for a position here. Looking forward to witnessing your skills in action!
Get in touch with us on Discord if you have any inquiries or would like more information about the project.
Server link: https://discord.gg/E2rXKwpKM9
Team up with us to make Pokémon Espionage an experience unlike any other!