Essentials Pokémon: Sakoku Story

Started by DrawnToast March 11th, 2022 7:34 PM
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Name of The Project: Pokémon: Sakoku Story

About The Game: Sakoku Story will take place in modern Japan, but is influenced by Edo-period events, people, and places. I'll add every quality of life change from my previous games to this game as well, plus the other features. For those who have played my other games, Sakoku Story will be starting a brand new timeline. To clarify, even though the main characters are not technically "new", let's just say this is a separate universe altogether. This is why I need spriters for this fan game! My several-year quest to find a spriter will hopefully finish here!

About the Story: After a long and grueling war, the Ryoku region was left destroyed. The victor of the war became the Shogun of Ryoku, and suppressed the powers of the Emperor. Using his new powers, the Shogun enacted the Sakoku Policy, which closed the region to all visitors and restricted anyone from leaving. This policy also forbade anyone from owning a Pokémon, or even talking about them. As a result, the entire region suffered. How can you fix such a difficult situation? Might it even take the work of two unlikely allies, or will you take them on your own path?

About the Region:
As said before, Ryoku is based off of Edo-period Japan, but more modern. They are very, very traditional and spiritual, especially in the more rural areas. Not only are there large cities in the region, but there are also smaller villages and many landmarks to explore! Want to learn a bit more about the areas? Read about them here!
Spoiler:
Shutocho: The first prefecture. It's based off Tokyo, and therefore, is a large city. Actually, Shutocho takes more inspiration from Kamurocho from the Yakuza series.
Kaiyou Prefecture: The second prefecture. As it is rural, it's a smaller prefecture with only one village, Izumi Town, but also holds the entrance to the Holy Mountain, the highest mountain in the region. An entrance to Permafrost Cave is also located here. It is a cavern that holds many Ice-type Pokémon early in the game. This area is based off Kanagawa Prefecture, (minus Yokohama).
Shizuka Prefecture: The third prefecture. Omamori City is the largest settlement. It's based off of Shizuoka Prefecture.
Kaede Prefecture: The fourth prefecture. This prefecture is known for its sakura trees blossoming during the spring. Kanzan Town holds a yearly festival to celebrate the sakura. This prefecture also holds the expansive and dangerous Suicune Forest. It's based off of Yamanashi Prefecture.
Yashinoki Prefecture: The fifth and final prefecture. It is an island to the very far west of Ryoku. A resort getaway that has had tensions rise due to the military bases being built here. It's based off of Okinawa Prefecture.


About Some of the Characters:
Spoiler:
Professor Sakura Miyu: (The last name comes before first names in Ryoku.) Professor Sakura is a well-known professor in the region. She had to suspend her research because of the Sakoku Policy, but is always willing to return once it's safe again. She is apparently from Kanzan Town, the town where the cherry blossoms bloom in the spring.
Tokugawa: He is the first main playable character. Although the player can name him whatever they want, canonically, his name is Tokugawa. He was forced into fighting in the war at a very young age thanks to his father, the future Shogun of Ryoku. Tokugawa is a serious, no-nonsense person, but was able to make friends with a fellow member of the Tokugawa Clan, Hideyoshi.
Kitana: She is the second main playable character. Kitana lives a quiet and peaceful life in Izumi Town, Kaiyou Prefecture. She works at her aunt and uncle's onsen (hot springs) with her close friend, Hinata. Kitana's past will eventually come back and cause her to leave town.
Hinata: Kitana's childhood friend. Hinata is a very religious girl, always staying close to the teachings of Shintoism. Any minor act she considers not to be pure will cause her to scold the person in question, or even punish herself by giving an apology to the kami (gods) of Ryoku. She is quite protective of Kitana.



Looking for: Spriters: ideally, people who can make overworld sprites, main character sprites, and in-battle Trainer sprites.

Requirements: Just link me to an example of your work through my DMs.

How to Contact Me:
- Message me on Discord: drawntoast#9565
- You can also message me on this website as well.

Team Members: Drawntoast (just me so far)

Game Features To Be Included:
The game will be using Essentials v19.1.
- Five separate Prefectures for the player to explore in Ryoku, all based off prefectures in Japan.
- Dynamax (with Dynamax Adventure, but note that Dynamax will be restricted to one or two areas in the game)
- Z-Moves
- Multiple save slots (which you can use to your advantage using the Cable Club)
- All Gen. 1-8 Pokémon
- Following Pokémon
- Two main characters that are playable separately
- No Gyms (A separate, but similar system will be in place)
- No HMs (HM items will return instead)
- Achievements System (with rewards that increase as you play.)
- Upgraded Quest System
- TM Case, where TMs and TRs are stored
- An online mode where you can trade and battle with real-life Trainers! (This uses the Cable Club script, which I was finally able to get running and fixed a few glaring bugs in it myself. The server it is on will also be run by just me.)
- As an added note, you can indeed trade with yourself online if you wish to do so. There's nothing wrong with that!
- A battle facility similar to Mt. Battle from Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD. This will be a optional area where TRs can also be obtained.
- And more features are coming as I develop!









Credits:
Spoiler:

"Pokémon Essentials" was created by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

With contributions from:
AvatarMonkeyKirby
Marin
Boushy
MiDas Mike
Brother1440
Near Fantastica
FL.
PinkMan
Genzai Kawakami
Popper
Golisopod User
Rataime
help-14
Savordez
IceGod64
SoundSpawn
Jacob O. Wobbrock
the__end
KitsuneKouta
Venom12
Lisa Anthony
Wachunga
Luka S.J.
and everyone else who helped out

"mkxp-z" by:
Roza
Based on MKXP by Ancurio et al.

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Affiliated with Game Freak

Cable Club script by:
mGriffin
Khaikaa
Vendily

ZUD Plugin System by:
Lucidious89

BoonsPhenomena by:
Boonzeet

EncounterListUI by:
ThatWelshOne_
raZ
Marin
Maruno
Nuri Yuri
PurpleZaffre
Savordez
Vendily

EVs and IVs in Summary by:
Deoxysprime

Following Pokémon EX by:
Golisopod User
Help-14
zingzags
Rayd12smitty
Venom12
mej71
PurpleZaffre
Akizakura16
Thundaga
Armin (Fairies Resource Pack)
Maruno

Footprints by:
KleinStudio
WolfPP
bo4p5687

Water Pond Bubbles by:
KleinStudio
bo4p5687

Item Find script by:
Boonzeet

Luka’s Scripting Utilities by:
Luka S.J.

Marin’s Scripting Utilities by:
Marin

Modern Quest System by:
ThatWelshOne_
mej71
derFischae
Marin

Multiple Protagonists by:
NettoHikari

Multiple Saves by:
bo4p5687

v19.1 Hotfixes by:
Maruno

Volseon’s Pause Menu by:
Voltseon
Golisopod User
ENLS

Egg Hatcher script by:
Kyu
Clara
Turner

Achievements System by:
MegaMewThree
Vendily

Better DexNav by:
Phantombass
Suzerain
Nuri Yuri
Developers of SimpleEncounterUI

TM Case by:
TechSkylander1518

Textbook Script by:
TechSkylander1518
AnonAlpaca

Gen. 8 Project by:

Battler Sprites:
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Sprites - veekun
Gen 6 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon X/Y Sprite Project
Gen 7 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon Sun/Moon Sprite Project
Gen 8 Pokemon Sprites - All Contributors To Smogon Sword/Shield Sprite Project
Overworld Sprites
Gen 6 Pokemon Overworlds - princess-pheonix, LunarDusk, Wolfang62, TintjeMadelintje101, piphybuilder88
Gen 7 Pokemon Overworlds - Larry Turbo, princess-pheonix
Gen 8 Pokemon Overworlds - SageDeoxys, Wolfang62
Gen 1-5 Pokemon Overworlds - MissingLukey, help-14, Kymoyonian, cSc-A7X, 2and2makes5, Pokegirl4ever, Fernandojl, Silver-Skies, TyranitarDark, Getsuei-H, Kid1513, Milomilotic11, Kyt666, kdiamo11, Chocosrawlooid, Syledude, Gallanty, Gizamimi-Pichu, 2and2makes5, Zyon17,LarryTurbo, spritesstealer
Icon Sprites
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Icon Sprites - Alaguesia
Gen 7 Pokemon Icon Sprites - Marin, MapleBranchWing, Contributors to the DS Styled Gen 7+ Repository
Gen 8 Icon Sprites - Larry Turbo, Leparagon
Cry Credits:
Gen 1-6 Pokemon Cries - Rhyden
Gen 7 Pokemon Cries - Marin, Rhyden
Gen 8 Pokemon Cries - Zeak6464
PBS Credits:
Golisopod User, Zerokid, TheToxic, HM100, KyureJL, ErwanBeurier
Script Credits:
EBS Bitmap Wrapper - Luka S.J.
Gen 8 Scripts - Golisopod User, Maruno, Vendily, TheToxic, HM100, Aioross, WolfPP, MFilice, lolface, KyureJL, DarrylBD99, Turn20Negate, TheKandinavian, ErwanBeurier
Compilation of Resources:
Golisopod User, UberDunsparce
Porting to v19:
Golisopod User, Maruno

Music Credits:

“Hannya” by:
Kraosando

“Sakuya” by:
Peritune

“Haro no Umi” by:
Nanae Yoshimura "The Art of Koto"

“Sakura Sakura”:
Traditional Japanese Music

“The Plight of the Samurai”:
Traditional Japanese Music

“Baka Mitai” from Yakuza Zero:
HamieNet.com (MIDI version)
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Update! I have edited the main post with extra information regarding the game, such as what the prefectures are based on, and also character info! Still looking for any available sprite artists!
My latest game, Project: Revival! - Check it out now! Also recruiting character spriters for Sakoku Story, my next big fan game!

DrawnToast

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Once more, still looking for spriters! I updated the main post with more contact options, and new features for my game. (including an online mode!)
My latest game, Project: Revival! - Check it out now! Also recruiting character spriters for Sakoku Story, my next big fan game!

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