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  1. BettyNewbie
    March 9th, 2015 11:16 AM
    That's fine, Mateo.
  2. BettyNewbie
    March 9th, 2015 10:43 AM
    Continuing from the Red++ thread...

    If you notice, I called it a "reboot" not a "remake" lol. I never had any intention of making it exactly like any of them tbh. Part of the reason is that while I thought the Hoenn region had a lot of potential, I always got bored while playing RSE. Admittedly, part of that was because it was lacking things Gen 2 had, but yeah. So some things I would keep the same and other things I would change. So I figure it would end up as "What I liked and remembered" + "What I thought should have been different" + "Stuff I just made up that seemed cool". That's what I planned to do in this "Hoenn Reboot" that I started on FireRed at one point (and by "started" I mean I did some tileset inserting and mapping, but didn't get serious on it because I was focused on other things) so I'd probably end up doing similar things with a Red-based one.
    I couldn't agree more that the Hoenn games had a ton of missed potential. While many of us were expecting a sequel akin to Gen 2, what we got, instead, was a hard reboot that flung us into a confusing, water-logged region with all-new Pokémon and even characters (*cough*Hoenn Elite Four*cough*) that felt like copies of previous ones. The fact that the games killed backwards compatibility, purposely withheld 186 of the older Pokémon, and removed many features from Gen 2 (like Day/Night) didn't help matters.

    Here are a few things that I think could've improved the Hoenn games:

    - Cut back on the water. If you ask me, IGN was way too easy on the games for this. About 50-70% of the region was an aquatic wasteland, which is just bad design. I get that the games had a "land vs sea" thing going on, but you get the same effect with just 30-40% water routes.

    - Give us Fly earlier. As large and complex as the region is, why do they make us wait all the way until the 6th Badge to let us use Fly? The 3rd or 4th Badges would've been better for this. And, speaking of HMs...

    - Drop Flash and Rock Smash. Only, like, two caves in the entire game needed Flash, which makes the move seem even more pointless. As for Rock Smash, if it was fine as a TM in Kanto/Johto, then it'll be fine as a TM in Hoenn.

    - Completely redo the Elite Four. Steven/Wallace were fine as Champions, but the Elite Four was one of the worst ever. They all reused types that had previously been seen in the Indigo Plateau (and Drake was even 4th, just like Lance), and most of them couldn't even fill out their teams without dupes or NFEs (particularly, Glacia). Hoenn badly could've used, say, a Grass or Ground specialist, but ideally, they should've done something completely different from the Indigo Elites, like be dual specialists or have teams based on colors.
  3. sonic65101
    March 9th, 2015 4:53 AM
    Here's the link to the pixel art/graphics that you made that I was talking about: http://www.pokemonhackersonline.com/...ighlight=pixel . I didn't realize that art based on Game Boy graphics was a thing.
  4. TheRealOCD
    March 8th, 2015 8:25 AM
    No problem!
  5. TheRealOCD
    March 8th, 2015 7:15 AM
    Happy Birthday!
  6. sonic65101
    March 6th, 2015 6:36 AM
    I saw your pixel art on PHO. It's really good.
  7. EternalSushi
    February 21st, 2015 8:52 AM
  8. BettyNewbie
    February 7th, 2015 10:24 PM
    Well, one thing you could do is make most of the gifts low level, but that could make things frustrating for some people. (Grinding a Game Corner Dratini up from L5 = not fun.)

    Porting breeding into Red could be tricky, as you'd need to have genders for it to work. Of course, gender in GSC was based on the same 15 Attack IVs that exist in RBY (as sexist as this system may have been), so genders could be implemented in Red, in theory.
  9. BettyNewbie
    February 7th, 2015 7:44 PM
    That could be interesting. I don't know how it'd work, but it'd be worth experimenting with.

    Maybe, you could also play with a similar Repel that summons high-leveled Pokémon for easier grinding? You also said that you were going to mess around with a VS Seeker-type item. (Just anything to make grinding less of a pain, please, LOL. )
  10. BettyNewbie
    February 7th, 2015 11:45 AM
    That's a great selection of moves, Mateo. Every Pokémon should have a good variety of moves for both their typing and stats (making it the diametric opposite of what vanilla Gen 1 was). Taking the new moves, added Pokémon, and P/S Split into account, Red++ should have far more than even FRLG, let alone RBY.
  11. BettyNewbie
    February 7th, 2015 10:09 AM
    Well, it's good that you did it. Those poor Grass/Poison types need all the help they can get.

    And, speaking of Grass types... Will Giga Drain be 75 BP/10 PP like it is in later Gens? 60 BP/5 PP just sucks, IMO.
  12. BettyNewbie
    February 6th, 2015 6:41 PM
    Those aren't bad. Leaf Blade makes up for the lack of crithax Razor Leaf, I think, and I never knew that Victreebel could learn Feint Attack (which gives it something to &quot;surprise&quot; Psychics with).

    As for Persian, at least, it's getting a ton of physical Dark/Ghost moves, I guess, so it'll be good against Sabrina and Agatha, at least.
  13. Raiimeister
    January 29th, 2015 12:30 PM
    Really. can you send me an ips for the gen2? that's cool. wanna play a gen 1 game w/ PSS aside from maize
  14. Raiimeister
    January 29th, 2015 10:52 AM
    Hello mateo, if you make a PSS patch for gen 1-2 games let me know. i want it too
  15. Dedenne1
    December 31st, 2014 5:01 PM

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  • About Mateo
    Hey guys, I'm Mateo. I was the co-founder of the Skeetendo Inc. Hacking Group (before it was a community, when it was just me and Pyro). I'm still a huge fan of Gen II, and so I still enjoy playing and hacking those games. I'm currently working on a "Johto Legacy" series that continues the story of G/S/C that consists of the "Pokémon Christmas" hack, and an upcoming prequel called "Pokémon Spirits and Legends" (that currently has no thread here).
    Rom Hacking, Internetting, Cooking, The Sims 2, Music, Random things, Etc.
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    Lugia, Mewtwo, Zigzagoon, Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Suicune, Charmander
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