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Old June 21st, 2013 (10:01 PM). Edited June 24th, 2013 by Cryptonix.
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    This was an idea I thought of a few days ago and I'm trying
    to get as many opinions on it as possible for the sake of knowing whether
    or not Pokemon fans are interested in this type of game. Originally posted
    on the Pokemon subreddit.

    This is a Pokemon MMORPG that would have a 3D anime-like look to it,
    so areas such as routes, towns, cities, mountain ranges, etc. would
    be vast and descriptive like you see them in the anime.

    A Pokemon game where you could do anything in the entire Pokemon world,
    like be a trainer, a coordinator, a breeder, a gambler, etc. Instead of
    everything about it being turn-based, though, it would be live and you could
    control your Pokemon individually and move whenever and wherever you want. For instance, Wild
    Pokemon could just be standing around in places and all you'd need to do is approach them,
    send out your Pokemon, and fight them right then and there. And you could
    do this alongside other players in every main region.

    This game would include:
    1. All 649+ Pokemon.
    2. Character customization.
    3. Pokemon customization.
    4. All main regions.
    5. Statistic system and leaderboard for best trainers and coordinators.
    6. All Pokemon leagues and frontiers to compete in and badges/symbols rewarded.
    7. Pokemon contests and cups and ribbons/trophies rewarded.
    8. Player Battle Tournaments with exclusive prizes.
    9. Events such as legendary events or specific character events.
    10. The standard Pokedex and Pokegear/Xtransceiver.

    Own preferences:

    Legendary Pokemon are just that: legendary. They're incredibly rare
    and only a handful of dedicated players could own them increasing the
    rarity, decreasing legendary hoarders, and increasing the demand for trade.
    And they should only be available during events. Same idea goes for
    generally rare Pokemon.

    A stern currency system where money comes in short supply for doing jobs
    or winning battles, like you don't get thousands of Pokedollars for beating
    a Gym Leader or something, would be nice. This would make extremely rare
    items like Master Balls incredibly expensive and only really dedicated players
    could buy one so not everyone can automatically catch any Pokemon they
    want after they woop Brock.

    Pokeballs can miss completely, so you'd have to be careful with when, where,
    and how you throw it. And depending on where your Pokeball lands, it doesn't
    automatically become unusable once it's been thrown and misses. I mean, if it
    lands in the water or it falls off the edge of a cliff, it will be unusable, but not if
    you just land it in the grass.

    More than 4 moves (maybe 10 or so) you can use so
    long as TMs are fairly priced and you can remove your moves
    through the move deleter or whatever.

    Can dive underwater, surf, fly, etc. without the need for HM's and you
    could do so freely around the maps.

    Players can level up as well. Every time you do something, not just your
    Pokemon level up, but your user does as well. This would be useful for
    leaderboard rankings and for other people to know who's experienced
    and who's not. Also, levels are unlimited for both Pokemon and Users, so
    your Pokemon can keep getting better so long as the experience
    requirement keeps getting reasonably larger just as much as for your user.
    And leveling up won't be that easy, so it would take regular playing to level
    up and evolve.

    You don't receive the general starter Pokemon as your first Pokemon. You're
    given Pokeballs and you just have to catch a weak one, train it, and search
    further areas for the general starter Pokemon and battle to catch those.

    Interesting Suggestions:

    Gym Leaders' and the Elite Four's Pokemon's levels scale depending on your
    Pokemon's levels. Not necessarily a full scale, like you have a Level 90 Ampharos and
    Roark has a Level 90 Cranidos, but more a fair scale so that when you train your
    Pokemon with other users and take on the gyms, you're not blasting through it.

    User tournaments monthly and an annual championship
    tournament for the monthly winners.

    Legendary events native to certain regions consist of Legendary Pokemon running around
    the regions and have an unpredictable location, decreasing people who camp in their typical
    locations just to snipe it (though I'm not quite sure how this would work for large, slow moving
    Pokemon like Groudon or Regigigas).

    Orchestrated soundtrack and anime-like cries instead of the computer generated ones.

    Possible separate, single-player story lines for each region.

    Instead of HMs and TMs, users would buy manuals that describe certain
    steps to take in order to teach your Pokemon a move. Also, there could
    be move evoltuions, like the more you use Ember a lot and you eventually
    learn Flamethrower or Flame Wheel because of it.

    Marketing Ideas:

    A typical marketing method would be that you buy each
    region separately and once you buy another, it acts as
    an expansion rather than a separate disc and you can travel
    between each regions without having to swap discs.

    Each region $10 to $30 each (depending on how much space is needed to make it).

    Aside from that, however, another idea is to include all regions
    in a single game and allow each user to choose which region they
    want to start in. You could possibly travel outside of your
    first region using fly or surf (which could take awhile) or you
    could just obtain a ferry ticket. Either way, it wouldn't be fair
    to make you have to beat all of the gyms or whatever to travel
    between regions and to be honest, it doesn't seem realistic either
    and, of course, people in the anime can leave whenever they want.

    This could make the game somewhere from $60 to $80 depending on
    how much space it could take to publish it.

    Available for PC and WiiU.


    I've personally been dreaming for a Pokemon game
    like this and I'm sure others have as well, but I wanted to get some
    criticism on the ideas I had for such a game and possibly to get
    other people's cool suggestions just so I can dream about it better.

    So leave any suggestions you might have and criticism. Also, discussion
    would be great.
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