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pokemonmasteraaron
February 22nd, 2012, 03:22 PM
On the Pokémon games Colosseum and XD, The Shadow Pokémon used by an enemy trainer was removed from the enemy's party, and sometimes replaced with another.
This was done so that the player could not capture two of the Pokémon.
How can I do this on Essentials?
Thanks!

Maruno
February 22nd, 2012, 04:40 PM
Make two versions of the trainer, one with the Shadow Pokémon and one without.

In the trainer's event, have a Conditional Branch that checks whether that particular Shadow Pokémon has been caught. If yes, battle the trainer version without it, and if not, battle the trainer version with it.

You'll need to add in a bit of code that records which Shadow Pokémon the player has captured (add its National Dex number to a special array you'll create).

I'll add this feature to Essentials after I'm done with the next release, if you don't mind waiting a while for it.

pokemonmasteraaron
February 25th, 2012, 10:01 AM
Make two versions of the trainer, one with the Shadow Pokémon and one without.

In the trainer's event, have a Conditional Branch that checks whether that particular Shadow Pokémon has been caught. If yes, battle the trainer version without it, and if not, battle the trainer version with it.

You'll need to add in a bit of code that records which Shadow Pokémon the player has captured (add its National Dex number to a special array you'll create).

I'll add this feature to Essentials after I'm done with the next release, if you don't mind waiting a while for it.


I suppose I don't mind waiting.
Thanks for being awesome in more than one way!
For working on essentials and answering my question!

Maruno
February 25th, 2012, 05:12 PM
It's what I do :cool:

I don't know anything about Shadow Pokémon (I've never played those games), so any comments about them are particularly welcome.

KingCharizard
February 25th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Well basically shadow pokemon had moves like shadown rush and a few other moves and had their heart's locked so they become stronger and there base stats were higher thn normal pokemon. a quick good search cn give you more info when you need it

Maruno
February 25th, 2012, 06:12 PM
I meant comments on how Essentials does Shadow Pokémon, namely whether it does things correctly. I know what Shadow Pokémon are; I just haven't had experience with them so I don't know if Essentials does things right.

For example, I understand as a Shadow Pokémon becomes more purified, it "unlocks" more of its moves (whatever that means). However, I'm not sure whether that works correctly (or at all) in Essentials.