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Idea Pokemon - The Journey of Janice

Started by Allen Ceedos July 30th, 2019 4:55 PM
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Allen Ceedos

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Hi there, Allen here :)

This is a little something I started working on in April and finally finished it on Monday 29 July 2019. A story idea which I hope can be brought to life as a ROM Hack for people to experience and enjoy. I'm no writer haha but I think I can spin a decent tale on a good day :) this probably started on a good day back in April. It was typed in a similar style to the walkthroughs I've done for Pokemon Adventure Red Chapter Beta 14.5 and Pokemon Flora Sky (Complement Dex version), so what you get is part summarised story and part "this is an example of the walkthrough for a game version of it".

Story
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Janice, her 4 friends Gina, Rose, Ryan and Kelvin have graduated from high school together with other 16-year olds and it is time for them to receive their Starter Pokemon and go off on their journeys as Pokemon Trainers. But unlike the others Janice already has a Pokemon, a Pidgey that has been another dear friend of hers for a while now. When Janice asks Pidgey if it would like to tag along with her on the big adventure that awaits all Trainers...Pidgey couldn't be more excited to go on its own journey with Janice. So it begins.

Features (that I hope could be in the game version)
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- New story, set in a new region called Petra.
- Generation 1 to 3 Pokemon + any evolutions/pre-evolutions, type changes, ability changes introduced in later generations. Alola Forms, hopefully?
- Gen 6 Learnset for Moves
- Pokemon that evolve via trading, using Hold Items, time conditions etc will evolve either by leveling up or by Dawn Stone
- Physical/Special split
- Gen 5 Repel System
- Reusable TMs (Gen 3 set of TMs)
- EXP Share (Key Item that can be turned on/off)
- EXP from catching Pokemon
- Unique alternative to the HM system: a special Key Item called a Key Flute which is powered by gems called Notes that work like HMs. You can choose to teach a Pokemon the move for use in battles or they can just use the move in the field without having to learn it or requiring you to have obtained the right Badges. So long as you have Pokemon in your party that can learn a Note move, it can be used outside of battle.
- Access to your PC from anywhere with the help of a special Key Item called a Storage Disc.

Here's the link to the Notepad Doc:
https://www110.zippyshare.com/v/gZT4TpjX/file.html

Or via PasteBin:
https://pastebin.com/qH6vk7NL

Together with the story, I've included a section at the end where I talk about what inspired the story, characters, concepts and I tease some other story ideas which came up while I was neck deep in this one so please don't leave that section behind after finishing the story. It IS canon :D not Naruto or Bleach level filler content.

Good luck, have fun and let me know what you think. Any feedback, questions, comments etc send them my way please. Thank you and bye for now!

(Update Friday 9 August 2019)
Morning. I tried posting this idea over at the Pokemon ROM hack subreddit a few days ago, hoping to drum up some feedback or maybe find people who are interested enough to team with me..but unfortunately the post was taken down. I've since put up another post there asking why, no response yet at this time...but I'm not holding my breath. The community has some rule about no posting of "idea threads", which apparently is there to discourage people who just want to throw in ideas and expect others to do all the work (shouldn't it be up to the community members to decide which ideas they want to support? Any Pokemon ROM hack idea should be allowed). I made it clear in that post that I'm eager to work with others, not just expect someone else to do everything. That still applies here. Feedback, questions, comments are welcome...but at the end of the day, I'll need as much help as people are willing to offer if Journey of Janice is to become more than an idea.

(Update Thursday 15 August 2019)
Evening :) I've updated the Zippyshare link, there were some more edits I had to do to the Notepad doc which I had missed. Also included a PasteBin link for those of you who prefer that site.

(Update Saturday 17 August 2019)
Good Morning :) I'll be posting some key notes here that touch on the story and address some of the ideas I have in mind for the potential game version. Most of them are covered in detail in the Post-story section on the Notepad doc. My hope is people who are checking this thread out are taking the time to read the story and not just focusing on the little synopsis and features list because those are not the whole idea. The story will give you a picture of what the game version could be and by the end of the Notepad doc you'll be able to answer the million dollar question - Would you be interested in playing a game version of this story?

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Featuring mainly Gen 1 to 3 Pokemon
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At this point I am close to 20 years as a fan of Pokemon. That adventure started with the anime, then the almighty Pokemon Tazo's fad swept through here (many, many, MANY packets of promotional potato chips were sacrificed during that time haha) and over the next years I got into the games and had the chance to read the manga. But during all that time, the only Pokemon that I felt a connection to were the ones from those first 3 generations. Their designs were cool and memorable, their names as well (are you having trouble remembering the Gen 1 Pokemon? My advice, learn to RAP :D ). I got to know the Gen 1 & 2 Pokemon through the anime, then by playing Silver and Crystal versions...then Gen 3 was through Ruby version and later on Emerald version. When later generations came along, it just wasn't the same. Sure, there are plenty of cool Pokemon among them, but outside of maybe the Starters, some of the Legends and a handful of Pokemon...I couldn't tell you which generation Pokemon A or B are from. I tend to mix them up. So for this story and potential game I decided to just go with what I am familiar with, which is Gen 1 to 3 Pokemon. Of course this will include any pre-evolution forms, new evolution forms and alternate forms e.g. Alola Forms, so there is some later generation flavour sprinkled in after all :) I'll bet there will be people who won't give this a chance because I don't feature their favourite generations of Pokemon from Gen 4 to 7, even if the story is new and contains some cool ideas. But that's how it is for me :) maybe if I was a younger fan...

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Inspiration for Journey of Janice
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It is drawn from having played enough of the official games and spending lots of time diving from one fan-made game to another. You get to see the kinds of stories people are telling, how creative they can be, what ideas they have brought to the table and so on. That's the charm of Pokemon games, especially those that fellow fans out there have done. Some good, some not so good :) some with fun and interesting plots set in new regions, while others are basically remakes but with more Pokemon and updated features, and so on. With all the experience I had gained, I decided to try and come up with a story for a game which I thought would be new and interesting. New characters, new places, familiar Pokemon, some cool references to previous games and trying to offer creative ways of using HMs and the PC Storage system. I didn't want to come up with yet another fan-made remake, because there are already plenty of those out there haha. The initial image I had was of a young girl Trainer travelling with her Pokemon friend, a Pidgey. Both of them on a journey together but each of them having their own personal journeys - the girl wants to explore the world around her while growing as a Trainer, while Pidgey wants to grow as a Pokemon and meet other Pokemon. You can colour me super surprised when I found a curious picture at Bulbapedia while I was working on the final parts of the story - the character Green being carried by a little Pidgey trying its best to Fly haha.

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Character Sprites
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These are the sprites I thought would fit for the main and side characters, plus a little info about them so that you know what they would look like:

Janice (Leaf sprite from FR/LG)
- Main character, whom you will play as.

Gina (Lyra sprite from B/W)
- One of Janice's friends.
- She is the first friend Janice will meet again after they all go off on their travels. She will be in Graham City
- Competes in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Will play a role in helping Janice save the Petra region during the Light of Lugia arc
- Is one of the challengers Janice has to defend her Championship title against in the post-story mini arc

Rose (Dawn sprite from D/P/PL)
- One of Janice's friends.
- The second friend that Janice meets, she is in Fran City
- Competes in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Will play a role in helping Janice save the Petra region during the Light of Lugia arc
- Is one of the challengers Janice has to defend her Championship title against in the post-story mini arc

Ryan (Wally sprite from R/S/E)
- One of Janice's friends.
- The third friend that Janice meets, he will be in the Safari Zone on Merah Island
- Competes in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Will play a role in helping Janice save the Petra region during the Light of Lugia arc
- Is one of the challengers Janice has to defend her Championship title against in the post-story mini arc

Kelvin (Hilbert sprite from B/W)
- One of Janice's friends.
- The fourth and final friend that Janice meets, he will be in Carson City
- Competes in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Will play a role in helping Janice save the Petra region during the Light of Lugia arc
- Is one of the challengers Janice has to defend her Championship title against in the post-story mini arc

Judith "Judy" (Gardenia sprite from D/P/PL)
- Mother of Janice
- A former League Champion.
- Is the final challenger that Janice has to defend her Championship title against in the post-story mini arc

Michael (Brock sprite from FR/LG)
- Father of Janice
- A former League Champion.

Janet (Flannery sprite from R/S/E) - "The Flying Prodigy"
- Big sister of Janice
- Gym Leader of the 4th Gym in Percival City (Hometown of Janice and company)
- Specialises in Flying-types
- Awards the Fly Note to Trainers who defeat her

Jerome and Jennifer (Tate and Liza sprites from R/S/E)
- Twin younger siblings of Janice

Professor William Willow (Professor Birch sprite from R/S/E)
- Head of the Percival City branch of the Pokemon Research Society
- Gives Janice and the other Trainers their necessary equipment (Bag, Pokedex, Running Shoes etc) and Starter Pokemon

Fisherman Oscar (Fisherman sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets along Route 1, west of Percival City who becomes a friend of hers
- Awards her with a Fishing Rod after defeating him

Swimmer David (Swimmer sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets along Route 1
- Acts as a mini boss, only letting Trainers enter Route 2 if they can defeat him
- Awards those Trainers with the Water Pulse TM, the first TM earned in the game

Ace Team Elite Konami (Salon Maiden Anabel sprite from Emerald)
- One of the 4 Ace Team Elite members. They are the Admins of Ace Team - the hip and cool young group of Ace Trainers that is super popular.
- Battles using Dark and Fire-type Pokemon

Ace Team Trainers (Ace Trainer sprites from R/S/E and FR/LG)
- Basically the "grunts" of Ace Team

Farmer Victor (Rancher sprite from D/P/PL)
- Minor character Janice meets in Chapter 4, hoping she can help the farm crew deal with some wild Oddish that are disturbing the crops.

Harris (Gardener Trainer sprite from X/Y) - "The Consummate Gardener"
- Gym Leader of the 1st Gym in Graham City
- Only much later is it revealed that he was the Champion during the "main game story". I thought it would be cool if the first Gym Leader that Trainers face would be the Champion in the end, so that Harris can evaluate them and find out how much they have grown as Trainers since that first Gym battle. He'll have a Gym team and then his "true form" Champion team :)
- Specialises in Grass-types
- Is one of the challengers that Janice will have to defend her Championship title against in the post-game mini arc

Expert Bug Catcher Violet (Parasol Lady sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Rollins Forest, north of Graham City
- Players would have to defeat all the Bug Catchers in Rollins Forest in order to "unlock" the battle against Violet. Defeat Violet to exit Rollins Forest.

Youngster Ricky (Youngster sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Debbie Town, north beyond Route 3
- Becomes a friend of Janice whom she will meet again in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- His very first Pokemon is a Growlithe that he caught.

Timothy & Diana (Old Couple sprites from R/S/E)
- Minor characters that Janice meets in Chapter 9
- They are the Day Care couple in the game, who present Janice with a Pokemon Egg after defeating them. A Torchic will hatch from that Egg.
- To "unlock" the battle against Timothy & Diana, players would have to defeat all the Pokemon Breeders along Route 4, where the Day Care would be.

Caroline (Elesa sprite from B/W for the overworld, but if possible the OR/AS Lady Trainer Vs Portrait as her "battle sprite")
- "The Goddess of Water"
- Gym Leader of the 2nd Gym in Holder City
- Specialises in Water-types
- Awards Janice with the Key Flute and the Surf Note, the first Note earned in the game version.

Ace Team Elite Olivia (Shauntal sprite from B/W)
- One of the 4 Ace Team Elite members.
- Battles using Fairy-type Pokemon

Ace Team Elite Godfrey (Will sprite G/S/C/HG/SS)
- One of the 4 Ace Team Elite members.
- Battles using Ice-type Pokemon

Leonard (Volkner sprite from D/P/PL)
- Friend of Caroline that Janice meets at the Charizard Theatre in Holder City
- Is revealed to be the 4th and final member of the Ace Team Elites.
- Battles using Water-type Pokemon

Ace Team Leader Andre (Rich Boy sprite from D/P/PL)
- Head and founder of Ace Team
- Later revealed to be a former classmate of Janet's
- Because of being linked to an event from the past which involved the summoning of a legendary Pokemon, he will become the story/game's major antagonist later
- Battles using Psychic-type Pokemon

Rhonda (Skyla sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Vera Town
- Awards Trainers with a Bike if they return to her Bike Shop with Gym Badge #3 from Fran City.

Karate Master Foley (Blackbelt sprite from HG/SS)
- Minor character that Janice meets on the top floor of Foley's Dojo in Vera Town
- Awards Trainers with the Rock Smash Note after defeating him
- Specialises in Fighting-type Pokemon

Hazel (Ace Trainer sprite from R/S/E, then later on Arena Tycoon Greta sprite from Emerald)
- Minor character that Janice meets on the top floor of Foley's Dojo in Vera Town
- Troublesome Ace Team Trainer at first but will have a change of character later and becomes a friend of Janice
- Meets Janice again in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc

Nurse Joy, Junior Nurse Andrea and Junior Nurse Fiona (Nurse Joy sprite from R/S/E and Nurse sprite from B/W for Andrea and Fiona)
- Minor characters that Janice meets in along Route 6
- After struggling to get through the snow and wind along Route 6, Janice is rescued by Nurse Joy and her Delibird and brought to a Nurse Station nearby
- Janice teams up Nurse Joy and Junior Nurse Andrea to search for Junior Nurse Fiona, who got separated from Andrea while they out along Route 6

Professor Wanda Willow (Elite 4 Bertha sprite from D/P/PL)
- Older sister of Professor William Willow
- Head of the Fran City branch of the Pokemon Research Society
- Awards Janice with a Dawn Stone (a Key Item in the game version) if she returns with Gym Badge #3

Vince (Marshal sprite from B/W) - "The King of Fighting"
- Gym Leader of the 3rd Gym in Fran City
- Specialises in Fighting-types
- He will tell Janice that the Strength Note is found on Merah Island, a tropical paradise far to the east. Home of the 5th Gym Leader.

Vince Senior (either a modified Marshal sprite that looks older...OR a cool sprite of Hercule from Dragon Ball, because that's his character to a Tee :) )
- Father of Vince that Janice meets in Fran City
- Reveals that the current Champion at the this time (Harris) is close to reaching 3 years as the League Champion
- A former League Champion
- Is one of the challengers that Janice will have to defend her Championship title against in the post-game mini arc

Irene (Candice sprite from D/P/PL)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Lake Avril, a tourist town to the south of Vera Town
- Janice rescues her from a couple of Pokemon Collectors that are eager to obtain the special Pokemon that Irene has been looking after - the Red Gyarados from the Lake of Rage in Johto
- To find Irene, players have to locate the Dive Note in Irene's house and jump into the lake. Below is an underwater cave where Irene, the Red Gyarados and the Pokemon Collectors are
- After dealing with the Pokemon Collectors, Irene will ask Janice to help her transport the Red Gyarados to a much safer location, an island to the south east called Evelyn Island which is a haven for wild Pokemon and is looked after by a former Safari Zone Warden, Mr. Maxwell

Pokemon Collectors Dana & Derek (R/S/E Collector sprite for Derek and R/S/E Beauty sprite for Dana)
- Minor characters that Janice has to battle in the Lake Avril Underwater Cave

Veteran Sofia (Agatha sprite from FR/LG)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Kerrington Village, which is east of Percival City beyond Route 7. Home of Fisherman Oscar and his family
- Mother of Fisherman Oscar and a former Trainer
- She will challenge Janice to a friendly battle during the Petra League Championship Tournament arc

Mr. Maxwell (Wattson sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that rescues Janice after she is caught by a surprise rainstorm while surfing towards Evelyn Island
- Former Warden at the Safari Zone on Merah Island who now lives together with his Pokemon and the wild ones of Evelyn Island
- He was a close friend of Irene's father, who brought the Red Gyarados to Lake Avril from Johto many years ago during a time when Team Rocket was causing trouble around Johto. Mr. Maxwell offered to keep the Red Gyarados in the Safari Zone, but Irene's father thought it would be safer in Lake Avril
- It will be at this point in the game where players can choose whether to keep the Red Gyarados or to leave it on Evelyn Island

Professor Palm (Lenora sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice meets on Merah Island
- Head of the Merah Island branch of the Pokemon Research Society
- She will tell Janice about the Gym Leader Silvia and will grant access to a special area of the Safari Zone after Janice returns with the 5th Gym Badge
- The special area is where players will find Pokemon revived from Fossils

Silvia (Elite 4 Phoebe sprite from R/S/E) - "The Daughter of Fire"
- Gym Leader of the 5th Gym on Merah Island
- Awards the Strength Note to Trainers who defeat her. The Strength Note is needed to clear the path leading to the Safari Zone special area.
- Specialises in Fire-types
- A descendant of the first islanders, who had an encounter with the legendary bird Moltres when it appeared to stop the island's volcano from erupting
- Becomes a friend of Janice and CLOSER friend of Ryan :)

Mr. Vance (Veteran sprite from D/P/PL)
- Minor character that Janice rescues from a group of Ace Team Trainers in the special area of the Safari Zone
- Current Warden of the Safari Zone

Pokemon Breeder Gloria (Pokemon Breeder sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets on Suna/Hana Island, who becomes a friend of hers
- She will award Janice with an Eevee later as a way of saying thanks for rescuing her from Suna/Hana Island
- Lives in Triston City with her little brother Thomas
- During the Petra League Championship Tournament arc, players will get to battle Gloria in a friendly match

Cole (Falkner sprite from G/S/C/HG/SS) - "The Dark Inheritor"
- Gym Leader of the 6th Gym in Triston City
- Specialises in Dark and Ghost-types, one of his Pokemon is a Shiny Absol that Janice encounters while out at sea - it will guide her to Triston City
- Key character who will play a major role in the Light of Lugia arc, having been the one who tells Janice the story of how a group of ancient sages attempted to summon the legendary Pokemon Lugia with the aim of controlling Pokemon through psychic powers
- After Andre succeeds in summoning Lugia much later in the story/game, it will be Cole who helps Janice and her friends save the region by giving her information about going to Johto to find the one legendary Pokemon that Janice will need to find before she can face Andre - Ho-oh

Lana (Pike Queen Lucy sprite from Emerald)
- Mother of Andre
- Head Librarian at the Triston City Library
- As a parent, fully endorsed Andre as the new summoner of Lugia and will be a minor antagonist in the Light of Lugia arc

Mason (Norman sprite from R/S/E)
- Father of Andre
- Member of the Triston City branch of the Pokemon Research Society
- As a parent, fully endorsed Andre as the new summoner of Lugia and will be a minor antagonist in the Light of Lugia arc

Eva (Nurse sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice meets along Route 10, west of Triston City.
- She heals players' Pokemon. It's a nod to the old lady from R/S/E whose house you found north of the Desert, I think? She's the one who says something like "Don't be shy about it" if you said No to her healing your Pokemon again after she already healed them.

Portia Burnside (Lass sprite from D/P/PL, then later on Lady sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice meets at Eva's house along Route 10, who becomes a friend of hers
- She is a senior at Burnside Academy, an elite high school built by her family several generations ago, located just outside Bluefont City (Home of the 7th Gym)
- Janice will help Portia against her rival Yvonne Yureon after Janice returns to the school with Gym Badge #7
- Portia will compete in the Petra League Championship Tournament and in the post-game mini arc is one of the Challengers that Janice will have to defend her Championship title against

Yvonne Yureon (Ace Trainer sprite from FR/LG, then later on Lady sprite from D/P/PL)
- Minor character that Janice meets at Burnside Academy
- Heiress to the Yureon Family fortunes, daughter of Mrs. Yureon - current head of the big tech company Yureon Corp. (some of the major products that they have manufactured are the Key Flute and the Notes)
- Rival of Portia Burnside
- By the time of the Petra League Championship Tournament arc she is no longer the arrogant rich girl that Janice dealt with at the school, she has become friends with Portia and becomes a friend of Janice's
- She is in the post-game mini arc as one of the Challengers that Janice will have to defend her Championship title against

Shane (Rich Boy sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice meets at Burnside Academy
- Boyfriend of Yvonne Yureon, but is not an arrogant rich kid like her
- He will also appear in the Petra League Championship Tournament arc as a participant and as one of the Challengers that Janice will have to defend her Championship title against in the post-game mini arc

Samuel (Elite 4 Lucian from D/P/PL) - "The Man of Lightning"
- Gym Leader of the 7th Gym in Bluefont City
- Awards the Thunderbolt TM to Trainers who defeat him
- Specialises in Electric-types
- Super busy guy who not only serves as the Gym Leader but also works at the Petra Power Plant and at Yureon Corp. (the Storage Disc Key Item is his invention)

Mrs. Yureon (Veteran sprite from B/W)
- Mother of Yvonne Yureon
- Current head of Yureon Corp.
- In the game version, after the Ace Team HQ events, she awards players with a Lucky Egg when they speak to her again.

"Hooded Intruder" (any cool sprite of someone wearing a white robe with a hood)
- Minor character that Janice will encounter on the top floor of the Ace Team HQ in Bluefont City
- She will also encounter more of these individuals in a couple of odd dreams that she starts to have after the events in Triston City, but each time she wakes up the next morning, Janice won't remember the dreams. These dreams are foreshadowing the Light of Lugia arc because in them, Janice and these hooded people are in a cavern with a symbol carved into the floor - a symbol resembling the Silver Wing.
- The one she finds at the Ace Team HQ will have taken possession of Konami by psychic means and Janice will have to battle Konami again to save her. This event changes Konami, who will be grateful to Janice for saving her. After the battle, the hooded intruder will disappear

Gambler Franky (Gambler/gamer sprite from FR/LG)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Carson City (Home of the final Gym) who becomes a friend of hers
- His name is inspired by the One Piece character "Cyborg" Franky
- Former Gym Leader of Carson City who lost the position to current Gym Leader Madame Zelda
- He gives Coin Cases to Trainers, which they will need in order to be allowed entry into the Steel Hearts Casino, which also serves as the Gym, and is owned by Madame Zelda
- Helps Janice prepare for the Gym challenge by giving her important information about the layout of the Gym: there are 4 high level Gym Trainers who must be defeated before Janice can face Madame Zelda. Those Gym Trainers are known as the 4 Suits.

Kimono Girl Sayo (Kimono Girl sprite from G/S/C/HG/SS)
- Minor character that Janice meets in Carson City
- She is meant to be an older version of Kimono Girl Sayo from the original games, because time line wise Journey of Janice takes place in the 7th generation. At this point, Sayo is the last remaining active Kimono Girl...the others retired and gave her their signature Eevee evolution forms. So when players get to battle Sayo, that's her team
- She will help Janice prepare for the Gym battles
- In the game version after obtaining the 8th Gym Badge, if possible players will receive an Expert Belt from Sayo

Nina (Lady sprite from FR/LG)
- Franky's younger sister whom Janice finds at Franky's House.

"Spades" Seagle (Elite 4 Sidney sprite from R/S/E)
- One of the 4 Suits at the Steel Hearts Casino, he occupies the 1st Floor
- Battles using Rock and Ground-type Pokemon

"Diamonds" Danielle (Elite 4 Karen sprite from G/S/C/HG/SS)
- One of the 4 Suits at the Steel Hearts Casino, she occupies the 2nd Floor
- Battles using Poison-type Pokemon

"Clubs" Carlito (Elite 4 Flint sprite from D/P/PL)
- One of the 4 Suits at the Steel Hearts Casino, he occupies the 3rd Floor
- Battles using Bug-type Pokemon

"Hearts" Heather (Elite 4 Lorelei from R/B/Y/FR/LG)
- One of the 4 Suits at the Steel Hearts Casino, she occupies the 4th Floor
- Battles using Dragon-type Pokemon

Madame Zelda (Socialite sprite from B/W) - "The Lady of Steel"
- Gym Leader of the 8th and final Gym in Carson City
- Swept into town decades in the past, took over as Gym Leader and turned Carson City into a booming gambling paradise
- Her character is inspired by the One Piece character Big Mom
- Has been around for a very long time, she tells Janice that Mom Judy, Dad Michael and big sister Janet all had to get through Madame Zelda before they could go on to achieve what they have (Mom and Dad went on to become League Champions, while Janet is a Gym Leader)...now it is Janice's turn.
- Specialises in Steel-types
- Awards the S.S. Victory Road Ticket to Trainers who defeat her. This is a Key Item needed to board the ship which will transport Trainers to Indigo Island, home of the Petra League HQ and where the Petra League Championship Tournaments are held.

Captain Farrah (Elite 4 Glacia from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets on the S.S. Victory Road
- She explains to all the Trainers on board about a special event that will take place on the ship which is basically a survival game to determine the 20 Trainers who will go on to compete in the Petra League Championship Tournament. The winner of this tournament advances to face the current League Champion for the title
- The "survival game" in the game version involves players making their way from the bottom level of the ship to the top deck, taking on other Trainers and Sailors. Defeat all the Sailors on each level to move up to the next one...if you are defeated by a Sailor, you have to start that level from scratch (in terms of defeating the Sailors. Any Trainers already defeated, you won't have to face them again). I hope this will be possible. I just wanted to add a fresh spin on the Victory Road concept :)

Picnicker Lucy (Picknicker sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice battles in the Petra League Championship Tournament
- She is from Lake Avril

Camper Oliver (Camper sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice battles in the Petra League Championship Tournament
- Son of Fisherman Oscar

Lass Iris (Lass sprite from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice meets during the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Daughter of Fisherman Oscar

Psychic Zachary (Psychic from R/S/E)
- Minor character that Janice encounters during the Petra League Championship Tournament arc
- Mysterious fellow that advances through the tournament with a string of upset victories
- Confronts Janice but only warn her
- Served as the one Andre had to defeat in order to reach the finals

High Sage Nora (Fantina sprite from B/W)
- Minor character that Janice encounters during the Light of Lugia arc
- Is one of the 7 High Sages - high level Trainers who are members of the group known as the Light of Lugia. Andre will assign them as the new Gym Leaders, whose task is to gather fresh challengers for him to battle and defeat, so as to continue growing stronger and perfect his control over Lugia and the massive illusion that has been cast over the Petra region by his Psychic-type Pokemon (if you're familiar with Naruto, think of this as a massive Genjutsu technique).
- Janice defeats Nora and finds out about Andre's plan

The sprite for the male High Sages is the Palace Maven Spenser sprite from Emerald.

Morty (Morty sprite from G/S/C/HG/SS)
- At this point he is the former Ecruteak City Gym Leader
- Janice will meet him on the top floor of the Tin Tower when she travels to Ecruteak during the Light of Lugia arc
- He will give her the Rainbow Wing, which Janice will need in order to summon Ho-oh
- If possible, in the game version there will be a point where he is a playable character - this is when Janice's friends split up to take on the High Sages
- In the post-game mini arc, during a short flashback, players will get to battle him

Eusine (Eusine sprite from G/S/C/HG/SS)
- At this point he now lives in Ecruteak City, but occasionally he'll go off on yet another adventure to find legendary Pokemon (finding Suicine wasn't enough haha)
- Janice will meet him at his house
- If possible, in the game version there will be a point where he is a playable character - this is when Janice's friends split up to take on the High Sages
- In the post-game mini arc, during a short flashback, players will get to battle him

Hmm, I think that covers all the major and minor characters.

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Themes
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I'm a music guy, maybe some of you have figured that out if you've stumbled upon the Counting Electric Sheep (Video Link) thread in the Anime/Manga section. Themes in the Pokemon games are part of what I enjoy the most about them and so I wanted to spend enough time selecting what I think are the best themes for the various locations, character encounter themes and battle themes.

Bonus points to those of you who'll have your Pokemon OST folders or browser tabs open to a Pokemon OST playlist so that you can check the themes while you go through the Journey of Janice "tracklist" :)

Gina
- Her encounter theme is the Lyra encounter theme from HG/SS
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Rose
- Her encounter theme is the Dawn encounter theme from D/P/PL
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Ryan
- His encounter theme is the Rival Brendan encounter theme from R/S/E
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Kelvin
- His encounter theme is the Rival Silver encounter theme from G/S/C/HS/SS
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Professor Wanda Willow
- Encounter theme: Professor Juniper theme from B/W

Youngster Ricky
- For the special "Starter vs Starter battle between him and Janice, his encounter theme is the R/S/E Youngster theme
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Hazel
- When she is met for the first time, she uses the R/S/E Ace Trainer theme. Later on during the post-game mini arc she uses the Rival May theme
- First Battle theme is the standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme, then in the post-game mini arc it will be the Friends battle theme from X/Y

Portial Burnside
- Her encounter theme is the Girl Trainer Encounter theme from FR/LG
- Battle theme is the Friends battle theme from X/Y in the post-game mini arc

Yvonne Yureon
- Her encounter theme is the Lass Encounter theme from R/S/E
- First Battle theme is the standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme, then the Friends battle theme from X/Y in the post-game mini arc

Shane
- His encounter theme is the Rich Boy theme from R/S/E
- First Battle theme is the standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme, then the Friends battle theme from X/Y in the post-game mini arc

Gambler Franky
- Encounter theme: Gambler/gamer theme from FR/LG, revealed during the Petra League Tournament arc
- Battle theme: standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme

Pokemon Breeder Gloria
- Encounter theme: Pokemon Breeder theme from R/S/E, revealed during the Petra League Tournament arc
- Battle theme: standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme

Expert Sophia
- Encounter theme Expert theme from R/S/E, revealed during the Petra League Tournament arc
- Battle theme: standard R/S/E Trainer battle theme

Ace Team Trainers ("grunts" of Ace Team)
- Encounter theme: Ace Trainer theme from R/S/E
- Battle theme: standard Trainer battle theme from R/S/E

Ace Team Elites (Konami, Olivia, Godfrey & Leonard)
- Encounter theme: either X/Y Ace Trainer theme or Team Aqua encounter theme from Sapphire/Emerald
- Battle theme: Frontier Brain Battle theme from Emerald

Ace Team Leader Andre
- Encounter theme: Champion Steven/Wallace theme from R/S/E
- In the Petra League Championship Tournament final he has the Champion Steven/Wallace battle theme from R/S/E, then in the Championship battle at the end of the Light of Lugia arc he has the Lorekeeper Zinnia battle theme from OR/AS

Petra League Championship Tournament
- Participant Encounter theme: Elite 4 theme from R/S/E
- Participant Battle theme: Elite 4 battle theme from R/S/E

Morty
- Encounter theme: Johto Gym theme
- Battle theme: Johto Gym battle theme

Eusine
- Encounter theme: Eusine theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- Battle theme: Suicune battle theme from HG/SS

Light of Lugia High Sages
- Encounter theme: PokeManiac theme from R/S/E
- Battle theme: Deoxys Battle theme from FR/LG

Champion Vince Senior
- Encounter theme: None
- Battle theme: either Johto Champion battle theme or FR/LG Champion battle theme, revealed in the post-game mini arc

Champion Harris
- Encounter theme: None
- Battle theme: Champion Adler battle theme from B/W, revealed in the post-game mini arc

Champion Judith
- Encounter theme: None
- Battle theme: Champion Diantha battle theme from X/Y, revealed in the post-game mini arc

Percival City - "The City Gazing Southward."
- Theme: Petalburg City theme
- Hometown of Janice, her friends and family
- Location of the 4th Gym
- Found along the southern coast of the region

Pokemon Research Society (Percival City Branch)
- Theme: Professor Birch's Lab theme from R/S/E

Route 1 (Western Beachfront)
- Theme: Route 101 theme from R/S/E
- West of Percival City

Route 2 (Grassy Path)
- Theme: Route 101 theme from R/S/E
- West of Route 1 until reaching the south western coast and moves north
- Location of Marvin's Soda Shop

Marvin's Soda Shop
- Theme: PokeMart theme from R/S/E
- In the game version, this is a place where players would be able to purchase soda that fully heals their Pokemon

Ashley Meadows and Farmlands
- Theme: Oldale Town theme
- North from Route 2

Graham City - "The Evergreen City."
- Theme: Viridian City theme
- Location of the 1st Gym
- North of Ashley Meadows and Farmlands
- Location of the Flower Shop (where you get the Wailmer Pail & Berry Pouch, unless the Bag in the game has a Berry pocket)

Ferris Park
- Theme: Lillie's Encounter theme from Sun/Moon/Ultra
- Location of the Graham City Gym

Pokemon Research Society (Graham City Branch)
- Theme: Professor Elm's Lab theme from G/S/C/HG/SS

Rollins Forest
- Theme: Route 113 theme from R/S/E
- North of Graham City
- In the story/game, this is where Janice battles Ace Team Elite Konami for the first time
- Expert Bug Catcher Violet is found at the exit of Rollins Forest

Route 3 (Open Fields Road)
- Theme: Route 3 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- East of Rollins Forest

Debbie Town - "The Town Among Open Fields."
- Theme: Azalea Town theme
- East of Route 3
- Hometown of Youngster Ricky
- Location of Sharon's Diner, in the game version players could battle some of the patrons

Route 4 (Day Care Road)
- Theme: Route 104 theme from R/S/E
- North of Debbie Town
- Location of the Day Care

Holder City - "Home of the Rich & Fabulous."
- Theme: Cerulean City theme
- Location of the 2nd Gym
- Northwest of Route 4

Route 5 (Northwest Sea Route)
- Theme: Route 11 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- West of Holder City

Lexa Island
- Theme: Lilycove City theme
- Location of Caroline's Mansion

Caroline's Mansion
- Theme: Art Museum theme from R/S/E
- Serves also as the Gym

Pokemon Research Society (Holder City Branch)
- Theme: Professor Rowan's Lab theme from D/P/PL

Holder City Mall
- Theme: Trick Mansion theme from R/S/E
- This is where in the story/game Janice purchases a Key Item "Warm Clothes", which are needed to get past the guard in the eastern exit Gate (in the story Janice needs them for her trek through Route 6)

Charizard Theatre
- Theme: Battle Frontier theme from Emerald

NOTE (taken from the Notepad doc): This could be a stretch, but I think it would be nice if in the game version players can visit the Charizard Theatre and "catch a movie". Since Janice has the Golden Ticket, she can go there for free. If the game version makes use of the real time clock, then each day of the week will have a different movie e.g. Mondays the usher tells Janice that the first Pokemon movie is screening...Tuesdays it'll be Pokemon 2000 and so on. Janice walks into the theatre, fade to black, she walks out and has a little comment about the movie.

Route 5 (Calm Path)
- Theme: Route 11 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- East of Holder City

Vera Town - "The Mountain Town."
- Theme: Fallabor Town theme
- Location of Rhonda's Bike Shop
- Location of Foley's Dojo
- Hometown of Hazel

Foley's Dojo
- Theme: Sprout Tower theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- Players have to defeat Foley to receive the Rock Smash Note

Route 6 (Mt. Fraser Snow Road)
- Theme: Mt. Pyre "Outer Wall" theme from R/S/E
- North of Vera Town

Nurse Station
- Theme: PokeCenter theme from R/S/E
- Located along Route 6

Frigid Tunnel
- Theme: Petalburg Woods theme
- Northern end of Route 6

Fran City - "The City of Champions!"
- Theme: Olivine City/Sevii Islands 6 & 7 theme
- Location of the 3rd Gym
- Hometown of former League Champion Vince Senior (father of Fran City Gym Leader Vince)
- Reached by catching a cable car at the end of Frigid Tunnel

Pokemon Research Society (Fran City branch)
- Theme: Prof. Juniper's Lab theme

Fran City Stadium
- Theme: Battle Dome theme from Emerald
- Serves as the Gym

Fran Radio Tower
- Theme: Wally's encounter theme from OR/AS
- Vince hosts his radio show from here in between Gym battles

Route 6 (Cycling Road Northside)
- Theme: Bicycle Theme from D/P/PL or Route 30 theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- South of Vera Town

Lake Avril - "As Tranquil As The Lake."
- Theme: Dewford Town theme
- Hometown of Irene
- Location of the Lake Avril Gift Shop, in the game version players can purchase items like Evolution Stones, PokeDolls, herbal medicine etc
- Location of the Lake Avril Hotel, in the game version it would be cool if players can battle tourists here and the hotel manager gives them a reward afterwards

Lake Avril (Underwater)
- Theme: Dive theme from R/S/E

Lake Avril Underwater Cave
- Theme: Petalburg Woods theme
- This is where the Red Gyarados is found

Route 6 (Cycling Road Southside)
- Theme: Bicycle Theme from D/P/PL or Route 30 theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- South of Lake Avril and north of Percival City

Route 7 (Eastern Beach Road)
- Theme: Route 24 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- East of Percival City

Kerrington Village - "A Home By the Sea."
- Theme: Either Pallet Town theme or Littleroot Town theme
- Hometown of Fisherman Oscar and his family
- South eastern end of Route 7
- Location of the Kerrington Market, in the game version players can purchase items like Sea Incense from here

Route 7 (South Sea Way)
- Theme: Route 24 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- South of Kerrington Village and Percival

Route 7 (East Sea Way)
- Theme: Route 24 theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- East from Kerrington Village

Evelyn Island - "The Wild Pokemon Haven."
- Theme: Route 119 theme from R/S/E
- Home of Mr. Maxwell
- Far east from Kerrington Village and south of Merah Island

Merah Island - "A Fiery Paradise."
- Theme: Cinnabar Island theme
- North of Evelyn Island
- Location of the 5th Gym
- Location of Mt. Moto, a dormant volcano
- Location of the Safari Zone
- Location of the Merah Island Hotel & Spa, in the game version players can battle the holidaymakers and tourists here...MAYBE find former Gym Leader Blaine, who's here on holiday too :)

Pokemon Research Society (Merah Island Branch)
- Theme: Professor Kukui's Lab theme from Sun/Moon/Ultra

Safari Zone
- Theme: Safari Zone theme from R/S/E
- In the game version, I think it would be nice if there are tourists here as well as Trainers that are also out to find rare Pokemon but can be battled too (regular Trainers and Pokemon Rangers that work as guides for the tourists)

Mt. Moto Path
- Theme: Route 42 theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- East of Merah Island town, leading up to the summit of the volcano

Suna/Hana Island
- Theme: Route 111/Desert theme from R/S/E, then Fortree City theme when Hana Island is restored
- Far north of Merah Island, after surfing through strong currents
- This is where Pokemon Breeder Gloria is found and rescued from

Weathered Cave
- Theme: Rock Tunnel theme from R/B/Y/FR/LG
- This is where Janice and Gloria find the Tyranitar which brought them to Suna/Hana Island

Route 9 (Eastern Sea Way)
- Theme: Route 27 theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- West of Merah Island

Aaron Woods
- Theme: Either Illex Forest or Viridian Forest theme
- Back on the mainland beyond Route 9 from the sea

Triston City - "The Elder City."
- Theme: Anistar City theme
- Location of the 6th Gym
- South of Aaron Woods
- Hometown of Gloria and her little brother Thomas
- Hometown of Ace Team Leader Andre and his family
- Location of the Silent Tower
- Location of the Triston City Library

Pokemon Research Society (Triston City Branch)
- Theme: Prof. Oak's Lab theme
- Andre's father Mason is a member here

Silent Tower
- Theme: Dark Cave theme from G/S/C/HG/SS
- Serves as the Gym
- Also inhabited by wild Ghost and Dark-type Pokemon

Triston City Library
- Theme: Verdanturf Town theme
- Andre's mother Lana is the Head Librarian here
- Location of the secret teleport tile that leads to the Sacred Cavern

Route 10 (Eastern Mountains Road)
- Theme: Route 120 theme from R/S/E
- West of Triston City before moving northwards
- Eva's House is found along this route
- Burnside Academy is found along this route

Burnside Academy
- Theme: Celadon City theme
- Just thought of this, but maybe in the game version players can battle some of the students here, juniors and seniors

Bluefont City - "The Modern Metropolis."
- Theme: Slateport City theme
- North of Burnside Academy
- Location of the 7th Gym
- Location of Yureon Corp.
- Location of the Petra Power Plant
- Location of Petra TV Station
- Location of the Ace Team HQ
- Location of Burnside Mansion

Bluefont City Hospital
- Theme: PokeCenter theme from R/S/E
- In the game version, players could battle some of the staff and patients

Bluefont Department Store & Bluefont Underground
- Theme: Game Corner theme from R/S/E

Yureon Corp.
- Theme: Battle Tower theme from R/S. Different from Emerald one

Petra Power Plant
- Theme: Battle Factory theme from Emerald

Petra TV Station
- Theme: Mauville City theme

Ace Team HQ
- Theme: Silph Co. Theme, then after the events there Mt. Chimney theme

Burnside Mansion
- Theme: Verdanturf Town theme
- Home of Portia Burnside and her family

Route 11 (High Roller Road)
- Theme: Route 110 theme from R/S/E
- North of Bluefont City, before moving northeast to meet up with the coast

Carson City - "The Gamblers' Dream."
- Theme: Vermilion City theme
- Location of the 8th and final Gym
- Location of the Steel Hearts Casino
- Hometown of Gambler Franky and his younger sister Nina
- Location of the Persian Palace

Persian Palace
- Theme: Battle Palace theme from Emerald
- Kimono Girl Sayo, the last remaining active Kimono Girl, performs at the theatre here

Steel Hearts Casino
- Theme: Team Aqua/Magma Hideout theme from R/S/E
- Serves as the Gym

S.S. Victory Road
- Theme: R/S/E Victory Road theme
- A ship that transports Trainers from Percival City to Indigo Island

Indigo Island - "Home of the Petra League."
- Theme: Ever Grande City theme
- Location of the Petra League HQ
- Location of Indigo Stadium and Indigo Village
- Far south from Percival City

Petra League HQ & Indigo Stadium
- Theme: R/S/E Victory Road theme

Sacred Cavern
- Theme: Sealed Chamber theme from R/S/E
- Reached from the Triston City Library
- Ace Team Leader Andre successfully summons Lugia from here to kick off the Light of Lugia arc

Done and done :)

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Ace Team
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The easy path would have been to have either Team Rocket, Team Aqua or Team Magma as the villains. An easier path would've been to have a organisation that is basically a Team Rocket/Aqua/Magma 2.0/Lite. Give them a role where they're just out to steal people's Pokemon or take over the world or control a legendary Pokemon and so on. Play enough fan-made games and this is what you usually find. I also didn't want to have an organisation that is basically there to be comedy goofs like Team Flare from Pokemon X/Y or Team Skull from Sun/Moon/Ultra...and maybe by extension, I'll say Team Yell who will be in the upcoming Sword/Shield haha it seems the days are gone where the official games had troublesome villains like Team Rocket. Ace Team was my attempt to try another direction, where the team isn't the big bad organisation in the story/game but instead is a very popular group that actually does great work around the region and the people like them. Initially they were going to be a group of elitist Ace Trainers who are out to find and groom Trainers that they believe have the potential to be as elite level as Ace Team. Shades of that Ace Team are shown by Konami when she is introduced and battles Janice. What made me change to the "hip and cool" Ace Team was the idea of Andre having formed it for his own plans, with the Ace Team Elites unaware of this until the Light of Lugia arc. This Ace Team allowed him to gather as many followers as he could get while to the rest of the world, the group is family friendly and fun. The Ace Team Trainers that Janice encounters would be some of the "bad eggs" in the organisation who are taking advantage of their memberships by causing trouble, so when she meets Andre and they agree on Janice cleaning out these "bad eggs", I thought it was a nice twist. Even the tease after their meeting, where it looks like Andre and the Elites are considering monitoring Janice during her travels, I liked that it kept the possibility alive that Ace Team are not the cool and fun crew that people believe they are. But the deeper story of Andre may as well have saved Ace Team from being a potential Team Rocket/Aqua/Magma 2.0/Lite, so I am curious to see what people will think of Ace Team if Journey of Janice becomes a game :)

Petra League Tournament Idea vs the Elite 4 & Champion Concept
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I thought it was a breath of fresh air when the official games introduced Elite 4 Trainers that players could face in whichever order they wanted. Battling the Elite 4 back to back was fine for the early generations when that just seemed to be the norm. In the fan-made game world though, at this point, I hope people are creative when it comes to the Elite 4 and the League Champion. If they can make games which offer solid alternatives to that concept, thumbs up. For Journey of Janice, I went with the idea of having a tournament system for the Petra League Championship. When done right, tournaments are fun and exciting. You can tell amazing stories through them, taking people on a ride with action, suspense and drama. The path to the Petra League starts on the S.S. Victory Road, another idea I had to serve as an alternative to the regular Victory Road, where all the Trainers who have collected all the Gym Badges are gathered. They compete in an event that will determine the best 20 Trainers who are qualified for the tournament. The ship reaches Indigo Island where the tournament is held and the festivities begin. The winner of the tournament challenges the Champion for the title. One other way the tournament could've gone which I thought was neat involves 19 Trainers arriving on Indigo Island and they are introduced to the 20th participant - the Champion. Winner takes the gold :) would the Champion retain their title? Defeated in the final match? OR would they be eliminated at some point, thus guaranteeing a new Champion will be crowned? Not bad eh? Maybe in another idea for a potential Pokemon fan-made game haha

Key Flute & Notes Concept (alternative to HM system)
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2 paths were open for me here - either have a story/potential game where HMs are absent or come up with an alternative to the HM system that would keep HMs present in some form or fashion since there are some HMs which make for great battle moves e.g. Surf, Rock Smash, Strength, Fly, Dive, Waterfall and on a good day, Cut. I didn't want to do away with the HMs, but at the same time I wanted to offer something unique. So the Key Flute and Notes were born. The idea was Trainers obtain the Key Flute at some point during their journey and then search for the Notes, which they attach to the Key Flute and they are granted the powers of HM moves for their Pokemon. They could choose to teach their Pokemon the moves or just have them use the moves while out in the world. So you can tell interesting stories with these items, of how a Trainer finds a Key Flute and the individual Notes to help them get through the various obstacles they will face on their journeys. In the game version, what I have in mind is this: (taken from the Notepad doc) Let's say you've just gotten the Fly Note but you don't have any Flying-type Pokemon in your party or in the PC Boxes. When you use the Key Flute, a drop down menu box appears to list down the Notes that you will have at the moment (the Notes will appear as Key Items in your Bag)...select Fly Note...you'll be shown the "Fly world map" so you can choose the destination...then pick a Pokemon from your party and that Pokemon "uses Fly". Is this even possible? Those of you who know better, please let me know what you think of this idea.

Storage Disc Concept
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It is inspired by a neat little code that allows you to access your PC Storage Boxes from anywhere. I thought it would great to have a Key Item that works just like it. When you open your Bag and select the Storage Disc to use it, the game treats this like you've booted up a PC and goes through the whole process. Is this possible? I really hope so :) saves you from rushing back to the nearest PC while you are miles away from the closest town or city.

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Playing As Other Characters
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If it is possible, in the game version there could be a chance for players to play as Janice's 4 friends (Gina, Rose, Ryan and Kelvin) as well as former Ecruteak Gym Leader Morty and his good friend Eusine. In the story, when Janice leaves for the Johto region to find the Rainbow Wing, her friends are left behind to battle the Ace Team Elites. What I picture is a selection screen similar to those old Mega Man games where you chose which level you wanted to play through. After clearing a level, you'd go back to that screen to choose another until all were cleared. So players could battle the Ace Team Elites in any order. Later on in the story, the friends, Morty and Eusine split up to face Andre's High Sages, who have been assigned to be the new Gym Leaders. Same idea here - you can battle them in any order, this time getting to play as Morty and Eusine too. Crazy? Is this doable?? I'd love to know :)

Janice's 4 Friends
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They are my little nod to the 4 friends from Pokemon X/Y. They grew up with Janice, went to school with her, they all graduated together and they started their journeys as Pokemon Trainers at the same time. I liked the idea of going on a big adventure with your friends, growing, learning, maybe even becoming heroes together down the road :D which is why I had to make sure that they are fun and interesting characters, unlike the X/Y friends who just have their specific character roles and they stick to them :/ I was so disappointed when I played X (still on pause haha I had to pause the game so I could focus on Journey of Janice. Gomen) and as I progressed through the story I realised that there probably isn't anything else to those characters. One loves dancing, one wants to complete their PokeDex, one is clearly campaigning to be your Rival and then there's one character that I thought has some colour to her personality than the others, Shauna. I have hope for her. I go into detail about Janice's friends in the Post-Story section so please have a look.

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Would Mega Evolution be in the Game Version?
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I didn't even have any place for it in the story, so at the moment I would have to say no. Similar to HMs, the reason I included them is because they had a place and proved to be useful. Mega Evolution...looks cool, but wouldn't be as useful. In the Post-Story section I bring up one idea for the story which involves Mega Evolution, so let me know what you think of it. For the game version I picture it working like this: Players would receive a Mega accessory with the Key Stone already in it and then receive a "universal" Mega Stone, which they would give to any Mega Evolution-capable Pokemon in their team. When it is battle time, the Mega Evolution symbol will be visible and players hit Select or whatever button is assigned to trigger Mega Evolution and the process happens. Possible? You tell me :)

Other Ideas (Prequel, Sequel, New Story Idea)
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While working on Journey of Janice there were other ideas that came up for a prequel, a sequel and a whole new story. Taken from the Post-Story section, here they are:

(Sequel) Pokemon: The Twin Tales of Jenny & Jerry
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It is set 4 years after Journey of Janice...because by then, the twins Jerome and Jennifer are old enough to travel as Pokemon Trainers after graduating from high school. Ambitious idea, because players would get to play as either one since they'll travel together. Switching between them anytime out in the overworld but being able to build their individual teams. Would they have separate Bags and PC Boxes or share the interior menus of the Bag and PC? Good question. What about when it comes to battles, are all their battles going to be Double Battles? No. Some will be, including key story battles, and others will be single battles (either regardless of which character you'll be playing as at the time or the story determines which character you should play as). There would definitely be new Gym Leaders at some places. New friends, new rivals (?), seeing what has changed around Petra in 4 years. Ace Team still a thing? Another good question haha. That's what I have in my head so far, it was an idea that appeared...I was fascinated for a while then I put it aside because I hadn't come up with anything else other than it would be set 4 years later and the playable characters are the twins.

(Prequel) Pokemon: The Story of Judith
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Mama has to have a story, right? Being the "final boss" of Janice's story, surely this woman had quite the journey, yes? It is set 30 years before Janice's adventure. Let's do the maths: Janice is 16 years old during her story, the twins are 12, Janet is 20...while Judy 46 and Michael 47. 30 years is about right :) *hides the scientific calculator* Judy hails from Bluefont City and attends Burnside Academy. Her family isn't super rich but they are well off enough to afford sending her there and she makes the most of her time. Eventually she graduates and her story begins. Because she's from Bluefont, home of the 7th Gym Badge, I thought it would be a nice nod to Janice's story if Judy is connected to the Gym Leader at the time...I haven't figured out if they are related or not. It'll be interesting to see which characters Judy could meet who are still around in Janice's story. What was there 30 years ago which has either changed or is no longer present 30 years later? How do Judy and Michael meet? Even though it's been established in Janice's story that Judy and Michael eventually became Champions (Judy defeated Michael to become Champion...spoiler?), the path leading to them becoming Champions is still worth seeing roll out. One character I already have in mind to be in Judy's story is Patricia Burnside - mother of Portia :) friend of Judy's? Or foe? Good question, keep them coming! That's all for now.

(New Story) Pokemon Q or Pokemon Quest or Pokemon Kyuu - The King's Challenge
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I know, I know...there's already a Pokemon Quest official game. But I don't care, damnit :D because this one can be described as a "Dragon Quest kind of story set in a Pokemon world". Anyone who has played the Dragon Quest games knows how incredible the stories are. The characters, the adventure, with lively worlds etc so I wanted to try coming up with a story of that level. It would be set in a new region, whose name I don't have right now, which is under a monarchy. At the start of the story, pretty much everyone in the region is glued to their TV screens for a very special live broadcast from the island where the royal capital is located. From the palace, the King announces that he is going to step down soon (shock, shock everywhere!!). Not because of ill health or people protesting, no, but because he wants to (he's the King, he can step down if he damn well want to!) and so he has a quest, a challenge for all the Trainers out there in the region - if you believe that you can be a better king than he has been, prove it. Travel the region, take on all other Trainers, help everyone who needs it, save those who need to be saved, protect those who need to be protected...and most importantly, enjoy your adventure. If you can do all that and make it to the royal capital and defeat him in battle, you most certainly deserve to be the next King or Queen. Let the King's Challenge begin. The broadcast ends. People across the region erupt with all kinds of reactions in response to this news. Some are happy, some are excited, some are saddened, angry, confused, intrigued, puzzled and so on. Those are the people who watched this broadcast...then there 2 people who did not even know about the broadcast. Why? Well, they were out in the field studying Pokemon. One of those people is a woman named Professor Spruce, who loves being out doors to find Pokemon and observe them, learning what she can about them. The other person is the main character of the story, I'll call him Fenn. Why? Good question #100. Fenn isn't the usual Pokemon main character who has always wanted to be a Pokemon Trainer, but from the time he was little he has been fascinated by Pokemon - these magical creatures around him that have incredible powers and abilities. Just travelling around with his friend Prof. Spruce to see Pokemon has been an adventure for him, he's never taken time to imagine what it would be like to have his own Pokemon to train and travel with. But with the big announcement that has been made by the King, Fenn will find himself put into circumstances that make him want to become a Trainer...even if it means leaving his hometown, his family and his friends. So far that's what I've got, everything else is jumbled up in my head haha images of Fenn walking along a country road with his Starter partner by his side...saving villages from wild Pokemon attacks like you would save villages from wild monster attacks in many, many other fantasy RPGs...a group of people known as the King's Knights arriving in Fenn's hometown to spread the word about the King stepping down and to give any aspiring Trainers the tools they will need (Bag, PokeDex, items, Key Items) and there's a confrontation between the leader of this group and Fenn...priestesses or princesses in magical towers (because what's a Pokemon game, even one that is DQ-inspired, without a tower??)...a religious group that live their lives all in the service of a certain God Pokemon and how they will react to the King's announcement...members of the Royal Court, out of panic, conspiring to force the awakening of a certain legendary Pokemon in order to have someone of their own choosing made the next ruler of the kingdom - a certain legendary Pokemon that was last awake about 1000 years ago...and so on. That's what happens when an idea grips you :D it pulls you in all kinds of directions, throwing one image after another and they all pile up until you can sit down and put them in order. I clearly haven't done that (^^!) but that's Pokemon Quest: The King's Challenge for now.

That's pretty much it. You have the Notepad doc with the whole story, you have the synopsis and features list, characters, places, information, other ideas etc. I've done what I can with this so I leave it up to you now. If people like Journey of Janice, excellent, but is anyone willing to work with me to make it a game for people to play? That's the question :)

Allen Ceedos

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(Update Thursday 5 September 2019)

Hello :)

Are there any people who would prefer reading the Journey of Janice story here on the site as opposed to getting the Notepad document? Please let me know, because I'm hoping to get the story posted here on the site, chapter by chapter, hoping that maybe that might help things along. I'm considering posting in the FanFiction and Writing section since I'm not sure if I can post the whole story here. Still waiting for the final word from the FF&W powers that be. So those of you who are interested in reading the story here on the site, tell me.
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