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April 21st, 2008, 10:53 PM

Pokemon Black Onyx is a new fan game currently in production. We've been working on it for about...5-9 months now. We've got quite a bit done on it, But not enough. I'll show you all some screenshots and a small portion of the storyline. Black onyx isn't like most other pokemon games, official and un-official. We hope to introduce some new ideas never before seen. Few changes like no more elite four (What?!), That's right. We've replaced them with a new idea. And we're also hoping to have new travel ideas that won't be given out til the game is released due to idea theft. Now on to the goodies.
Before I get started on those though, I'd like to point out that we do infact need more staff. We're looking for the following:
1. Good Spriters
2. Artists
3. Ruby Scripters
You can apply by joining our forums and filling out an Application here (http://pokemonblackonyx.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=18).

First we'll see a small chunk of the story.
How It all Began....

Professor Danielle one day while researching...Discovers DNA of A new species of pokémon. However in Sinnoh region she finds no sign of any new species. She researches and searches for days...Still finding NOTHING. So she travels through other found regions such as Kanto and Johto, Still revealing no sign of new species. One day while in the Hoenn region she had over heard someone talking about a new region discovery. She didn't quit understand what he had said but what she was

Male's voice "This is top secret. I'm not supposed to tell anyone, but a new region has been discovered.

Male's voice "Nice, Where'd you here that from?"

Male's voice "I can't say but they say it has new species of pokémon. I think the name of it was...Aom----"

At that moment someone Bumped into Danielle and knocked her off her feet making enough noise that the two turned and seen her and walked away.

The next day she set out in search for the two who were talking about the "new region" to find out if it was true. So persistent to find them she did not give up. Several days later she went back to her cottage in the mountains near the Hoenn Region. She sat back for a few hours trying to decide whether to give up looking for the two whom were talking about the new region and trying to put a full name together.

Danielle "I wonder where that region could be...And where those two people could have gone."
She decided to give up finding the two people and look for someone else who may have heard about it.

About a week later it seems as if that one fellow was the only one who had heard about it. SO she resumes research on the new species finding no more evidence.
One lucky day while in town to get some supplies she spotted the young fellow who had been talking about the new region. She was so overjoyed and run to him as quickly as possible and began an interview.

Danielle "Hello there young fellow...I'm sorry to bug you, But the other day I was walking by and couldn't help but over hear you say something about a newly discovered region and newly discovered Pokémon? I only ask because I am a Pokémon Professor. I live to study pokémon and to discover new pokémon no one has ever seen"

Male "Well...I'm not really allowed to tell you. But I WAS told they need some help in the region for some research. I can contact...someone and find out if we can get you there, Sound good?"

Danielle replies with an overjoyed screech "YES!!! That sounds amazing. Let me give you my number and you call me when you find out. *Gives Number*"

Male "I'll keep in touch!"

As he slowly walks away Danielle realizes she hasn't gotten his name...But by the time she realizes he's vanished again. So Danielle head's back home and researches while waiting for a reply.

Several days pass and still she's not yet heard anything.

Precisely one month after talking to the male her phone rings, She answers

Male "Still interested in the New Region?"


Male "There's a secret air strip right outside of the Kanto region...Hidden Very well within a Forest...Go to Kanto's Professor Oak and He shall take you there. Once there you'll board a Plane that will Fly you to the new Region. You will be dropped off in Onyx Town. And given a Place to live and stay, As well as research. The Region's name is "Aomori". It is a top secret region. We do not want any discovered pokémon wondering into it or any new pokémon wandering out of it. Thus only entrance for it is by Plane. You are not to tell anyone of the region, pokémon, or anything contained within the region to keep out invaders, intruders, and Poachers. You're not to even tell your own family and friends, Got it? Do not ask my name I will not tell. I'm hanging up now Do not call back! Delete my number and go about with your business!

Danielle arrives in Onyx town. As promised she receives her Place to stay and research. Several years later Aomori region is revealed to many in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh Regions. The new Region is now a very populated region.

Back in Black Onyx town a Mother, Father and their son (Kione) moves in to a house in Onyx Town. At the age of 8, Kione’s father dies and Kione inherited everything owned by his father.
When he was only 9 Danielle the Professor had moved away from Onyx Town for research within the region for several years.

Thus begins our story...

7 Years Later....

Danielle returns to her research building to store all the data she’s collected.
A few days later Kione, now at the age of 16, was outside and had seen her carrying little red and white balls, and immediately knew they were pokéballs hoping they held pokémon within them. A couple of days later he wanders over to Danielle's research facility and starts talking to her.

Over the next year they get to know each other very well.

One day on the news they hear a report of A pokémon SO Powerful...It's said no one may tame it. Nor even catch it. Legend has it, it's been around since before Johto sitting on a deserted island Sleeping, and was awakened after the mishap in Hoenn between Magma and Aqua. Few have claimed to battle it and say it was so powerful their pokémon had not affected it in anyway. It's said to be larger then any known pokémon and holds more power then Celebi, Deoxys, Jirachi, Mew, Mewtwo, Dialga, and Palkia. However never seen by human eyes because it's said it's still located on that deserted Island...and no single human has ever even seen this island…Except for one, whom goes by the name of “Gary”. He leads a group named “The Mystical Opals (Cult)”. This group has one purpose and that’s to find the Mystic Opal that propels this Pokémon’s powers. It’s said that whoever has control over it, has control over this powerful pokémon.

So after watching the news, Kione walks over to Danielle’s Lab to chat about this powerful creature. After chatting about it Danielle had a great idea! She ask Kione,
“Hey Kione, How would you like to help me set out to search for this pokémon, and perhaps capture it for ourselves?”
Kione responded, “Are you crazy Danielle?!...I know nothing of pokémon. I don’t even own one”
Danielle said, “Well, while I was gone for the last 7 years I’ve required much data, And even captured 3 pokémon. I would happily offer one to you if you’d help me out?”

Overyjoyed Kione responded “Really?!?! I’d LOVE to do it”
So Danielle walked Kione to a table containing 3 pokéballs and told him to choose one….

After choosing a pokémon, Kione sets off on his journey….
(Some of this is most likely going to be changed.)

Here's a list of our cities:

Region = Aomori

1. (Beginning point) Onyx Town (http://www.freewebs.com/pkmnblackonyx/Screens/onyx%20town.jpg)
Gym Leader Name: -----
Gym Leader Type: Unknown
Badge: Black Onyx Badge
Effect: ???

2. Taafeit City
Gym Leader Name: Kileena (http://www.freewebs.com/pkmnblackonyx/characters/beta%20gym%201%20leader.png)
Gym Leader Type: Dark/Steel
Badge: Tektite Badge
Effect: ???

3. Beryl City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Fighting
Badge: GreenStone badge
Effect: ???

4. Nephrite City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Fire
Badge: Schist Badge
Effect: ???

5. Gravite City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Poison
Badge: Serpentinite Badge
Effect: ???

6. Diamond City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Grass/Bug
Badge: Rutile Badge
Effect: ???

7. Benitoite City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Water/Ice
Badge: Lazurite Badge
Effect: ???

8. Ammolite City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Rock/Ground
Badge: Bajada Badge
Effect: ???

9. Dravite City
Gym Leader Name: ???
Gym Leader Type: Dragon/Flying
Badge: Variscite Badge
Effect: ???

As for towns,

Amethyst town, Carnelian Town, Labradorite Town, Tanzanite Town, Graywacke Town, Calcite Town and Sugilite town.

And now for some screenshots.

Temp. Menu Screen (http://www.freewebs.com/pkmnblackonyx/Screens/menu%20screen.jpg)

Onyx Town (http://www.freewebs.com/pkmnblackonyx/Screens/onyx%20town.jpg)

AOMORI MAP!!!! (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j168/demonic_budha/AomoriRegion.png)

Onyx Re-modeled (http://youtube.com/watch?v=87Vsp2O0pDU)

ROute 301 Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=D7LKlNtP78Q)

V0.1 Intro System (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QJWw6VZwdJg)

Project Completion:
About 25%

About 34%

About 93%

Character Design:
About 5%

About 83%

About 2%

About 30%

If there's anything you'd like to know about the game PM me, Or follow the link to the site/forums in my sig! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

O.G. Duke
April 22nd, 2008, 1:03 AM
Looks good.
But do you have a proper battle system since your resolution was a default one so I think you're not using Pokemon Essential.
Or are you using Pokemon Script Project ?

Demonic Budha
April 22nd, 2008, 4:04 AM
Last i heard, they were using the ESK?

April 22nd, 2008, 6:25 AM
We do have a battle system right now, But not the greatest...Still needs alot of work lol. We did use a starter kit of some kind. But that's just to get us going. We're actually hoping to get a completely custom battle system. :D

Demonic Budha
April 30th, 2008, 3:32 PM
I see that your Dex is almost complete, how many are there in total?
And do you have your starters created?

April 30th, 2008, 6:16 PM
There will be about 201 ALL NEW in total. Maybe a little more. Umm, our starter concepts are done, Our grass starter is indeed finalized. Though I may change the starter types, Not sure yet.

Anything else anyone wants to know?

.T a k e I t A w a y
May 18th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Its so kool i saw it on youtube!

May 19th, 2008, 2:18 PM
Looks pretty cool. If you ever need a Pokemon namer, I'm available - I can pull 2 games worth at once. :P

Also, some of the Fakemon look really un-Pokemon-like - borderline Neopet. DEFINITELY want to avoid that. :P Nice use of Egyptian myth with a lot of 'em, though.

November 2nd, 2008, 12:16 PM
Thank you HeavyOctiliary, feel free to join the forums and give out your ideas :}

Involuntary Twitch
November 2nd, 2008, 12:45 PM
...Mh, there's not much impressive, but your game isn't abysmal either. The maps are decent, but the plot seems... fishy. An "undiscovered" region? A Pokemon "more powerful than Celebi, Deoxys, Jirachi, Mew, Mewtwo, Dialga, and Palkia"? An item called the "Mystic Opal"? Sounds more than a little weak, if you ask me. :/ Ah well, at least your fakemon are good...

Though I do wonder: is there any particular reason you're using StellarWind's fursona (the green and brown creature second to the right in the banner)? It just... doesn't strike me as something he'd let people use in a fangame, that's all. :/

But, um. Keep going with your game, despite its shortcomings. ^^

November 2nd, 2008, 12:57 PM
Yes there is a reason. Someone submitted it to me and told me they made it -.-...Sorry about that, guess the person was lying...That one will be removed, thank you for letting me know ;o.

And yes, an undiscovered region is the plot, whether you like it or not ;p. The item is still unnamed until we get a little more story written down. I've been thinkin about re-writting the entire story though, so that may change. And "Apokalipse" the powerfu poke, may even be removed. Cause like you say, sounds kind of lame. However, I'm not sure what I'm going to do at this moment. The game has been at a halt the last few months due to personal issues among all of my staff. Been way to busy to even think about the game. But I'm trying to gather them, along with new staff, up to put it back into play. I have quite a few new ideas for it and cannot wait to write them down and start mapping again.

If you have any suggestion, please feel free to suggest them :}

super arrow
November 3rd, 2008, 2:35 AM
looks cool is there a download link?

November 3rd, 2008, 4:15 AM
Not yet. There will be on our site/forums when it's finished though lol

Involuntary Twitch
November 3rd, 2008, 1:38 PM
(Just so you know: the person who this character belongs to is this guy (http://stellarwind.deviantart.com/), very skilled but also very not-tolerant of theft in any way, shape, or form. ...And actually, that particular picture is fanart of his character by someone else. xD; link (http://racieb.deviantart.com/art/Telefang-d-StellarWind-41206125) ...I know these people.)

It is beyond me why, with Pokeballs and the internet and other obviously very high technology that they have in the Pokemon world, they don't have satellite imagery. o_o Undiscovered regions exist only in a world that is pre-space travel. Now, an uninhabited region might make a little more sense (but only a little, mind you.) And why do a legendary-centric plot? Why does there have to be a team of evil guys? Honestly, play around with a generator (http://www.seventhsanctum.com) until you find the basic workings of a plot and go from there, rather than thinking you need all these so-called classic (aka uncreative) themes.

Just my two cents. :3

November 3rd, 2008, 5:59 PM
Honestly, I wasn't going to put in a "team of bad guys" to begin with. But I managed to scrounge up a decent idea for them, which is remaining because It's a great idea. The whole idea behind the new legend, was to do something the official games hasn't nor will do. Now I see where you're coming from, but you're the only one who doesn't like the idea (as of now anyway). That idea is bound to change probably, as we don't have an official story base yet. And an undiscovered region? Think about it, when Gold/Silver came out, they were "newly" discovered regions, were they not? Indeed they were, so what's the difference here? I see none.

And about steller's work, again I didn't know it was his. If I had known, I wouldn't have used it. However, someone submitted it to me and told me it was his and that he designed it. Now that he was lying, I will remove it from my dex.

Involuntary Twitch
November 4th, 2008, 2:55 PM
Who says it's a great idea? You do, I suppose. Theoretically, evil organizations are a great idea to have in RPGs-- they give the main character something to differentiate himself from, and they have grunts and whatnot that lead up to tougher admins (bosses) and a leader (final boss). They can make good plots, too (see: Mother 3). I don't have an issue with the basic idea of an evil organization. The only problem is that they feature copiously in Pokemon official games and fangames alike, and what was new and innovative over ten years ago isn't so much now. :/ You can make a good Evil Team... if they're developed enough. People who form an organization with the single goal of releasing a legendary Pokemon and achieving World Domination are so one-sided, and often lack motivation other than a lust for power. Okay, okay, so it makes your game look pretty, and you have some interesting screenshots and hype and crap. But when people play your game... there's no emotional factor. "oh yay. I just saved the world. Again. I'll go catch some more Pokemon now." You don't want a game like that-- you want one that stands out.

tl;dr, Evil Teams are cliche and boring unless well-developed, which yours isn't.

...Furthermore, Johto wasn't newly discovered. At all. It was certainly much more rural than Kanto, but honestly, does "Goldenrod City" ring a bell?

November 4th, 2008, 3:32 PM
You don't get what I mean by that. The surely discovered it some how. With the new species, which is what is happening here.
ANd you don't know the plot behind the "evil team" here. It's not like the normal "evil team" cliche's. There's a reason other then "power' behind it.
What I have posted here, was MY original thoughts. I have alot of stuff on it changed and alot more going to be changed.

November 5th, 2008, 5:32 AM
He I would be more then willing to help mab Black Onyx as long as you are using Advance Map. If not then I can't help.

November 5th, 2008, 8:44 AM
No we're not. Sorry lol. We're using RPGMaker XP

November 6th, 2008, 1:07 PM
I've always liked how instead of pretty much killing copyright laws by making pokemon games, people come up with their own units and make a same-genre game. nice job i want to help. Ruby? huh... ill look that up, i always like trying new languages. If you need ANY help with web designing though, im your man. HTML, CSS, JS, (PHP, mySQL a little). Ill register on ur forum mate

November 6th, 2008, 5:08 PM
Well, thank you swampert :D

December 7th, 2008, 7:39 PM
Hey there Pyro if your looking for any programers im ur guy just e-mai me at


P.S. BTW i think youi should make a Dark Type starter

(like this edited shiny umbreon =) )

December 8th, 2008, 5:09 PM
Wow. I've been working on my game since 2004, but been keeping it on the down low. My game was named the same as yours, but I recently changed it. It's in my sig.

I like your game idea so far. And wanted to ask if you'd be willing to help me with a few simple things.

December 13th, 2008, 9:21 AM
THank you johtoz, You can follow the link in my sig to our forums.

dbgtfan, what did you need help with?

December 13th, 2008, 9:41 AM
Ummm anything really, I wanted to know if you had any door charsets that weren't in the Poccil starter kit that you'd be willing to share that are R/S/E, or FR/LG styled.

December 14th, 2008, 2:21 AM
Well if you need help i can sprite make banners plot ideas recruit and other things.

I think if given alot of support time and effort this game if thought out well which seems has will turn out to be quite amazing

December 14th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Ummm anything really, I wanted to know if you had any door charsets that weren't in the Poccil starter kit that you'd be willing to share that are R/S/E, or FR/LG styled.

Not at this time.

Thanks coolluke :}
Follow the link in my sig

October 16th, 2009, 7:59 PM
Still need an artist? I'm maybe going to apply, and I'm a really good mapper/tileset maker. But I've got a problem (its called evil batteries + evil plug) so I almost never get to submit things (computer turns off and deletes data.) That and I'm already busy with staff in other games. Maybe the jobs are closed... oh well, respond if you need me (you probably don't)

October 17th, 2009, 3:43 AM
Ah read the rules mate.
You can't revive a thread that is more then a month old unless you are the thread creator posting some content if it was for the game or something.

This thread is a year old.

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