Seen June 12th, 2019
Posted June 12th, 2019
3 posts
72 Days
Hopefully someone can chime in with a better/less hacky way, but I'm pretty confident you could wrangle something by using pbDisplay (I think that's what it's called—check what the moves/abilities use to say things) to talk to the player. You'd introduce a global switch that's on during the tutorial battle, and put pbDisplay calls in the battle system when you detect situations that warrant a message (you'll probably also want to prevent those messages from being displayed again); you can look at how berries and items trigger to have an idea about how to write checks for those situations.

Or maybe you'll want to detect those situations after all the other end-of-turn effects happen.

In any case I guess you'd end up with something a little like:

if SWITCH && !@said_snag && foe.hp < (foe.totalhp/2)
  pbDisplay("Now, snag it!")
  @said_snag = true
end
(Except that this code almost certainly doesn't work since I haven't bothered to actually look at Essentials)
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! I'll see what I can do with what you've told me. I was thinking I might be able to look at moves or abilities and see how they make messages appear in battle, and if nothing else, I would just make an ability for what I'm wanting to happen. But I would have to change the ability back to the pokemon's original ability, and that might be a pain. I'll see what I can do. Hopefully, someone else will come through as well.