A small update on my progress:
I'm in the process of replacing the pokemon sprites in Essentials with updated sprites currently being used in Black and White. All of my images are coming from Bulbapedia.org. If anyone is interested, I can replace all 493 pokemon sprites up to Generation IV and I can make those availible for use to everyone.
I'm still working on my team for this project. I don't have a full list yet, but I do know I would need spriters to help me make some new gym leaders, and also a new nurse and professor graphic.
Most of my maps are being upgraded, and at least two of them are getting a complete overhaul. One already has been fixed, and the other will be. Photos soon.