StCooler

Mayst thou thy peace discover.

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SYNOPSIS
Einra, like most adventurers, roams the lands and seas with a singular focus of becoming the very best. Faithful Gym Leaders, Elite four, Champion, Team Generic Evil, all presented values and ambitions, but none presented a challenge.

Uninterested in any further adventures, Einra one day found an abandoned amusement park, and with the help of his longtime friends, restored it to what is now a well-known Castle of Challenges. Parkgoers come for the thrill of building a team of Pokémons from roster and challenging one another.

Einra and his friends fight fulfilling battles nearly every day, and nearly every day was contently peaceful... that is until... odd-coloured Pokémons are found at the amusement park.


CONTENT
  • Around 5-8 hours of gameplay.
  • A character-driven story.
  • All Pokémons* from Gen 1 to 8, including the new content from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  • Mega-Evolutions, Z-moves and Dynamax are all available.
  • Around 130 new Pokémon forms, ~40 new moves, ~30 new abilities, ~40 new items.
  • Some Pokémons have been re-balanced (detailed list in the manual).
  • New battle mechanic: Assistance. Let a Pokémon from your team help another one in battle!
  • New battle mechanic: Battle Royale. Challenge up to 5 other trainers at the same time and try to be the last one standing!
  • New battle mechanic: Move Seeds. Directly set up a Pokémon on switching in!
  • More chaotic multi battle! Try your best at 4v4, 5v5, and 6v6!
  • A high focus on strategic battles: enjoy multiple tiers**, battle formats and rulesets!
  • Enter challenging battles in which being overpowered cannot help you win, good luck and have fun on your plays of strategies!
  • No catching, no farming. Instead, enjoy a Pokémon Showdown-like menu to strategically build synergic teams!
  • Don’t know how to build a team? Try the random team generator!
  • If the battles are too hard for you, the difficulty will adapt to your win rate.
  • Most of the time, you can focus on fighting and move the story when you decide.
* YES I use a plural form for “Pokémon”. I know it’s a trademark, but I need to have a plural to avoid ambiguity.
** The abovementioned tiers are NOT Smogon-like tiers.


SCREENSHOTS
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RECRUITMENT
Pokémon Retired Champion is a non-profit Pokémon fangame that I've been developing alone for a bit more than two years.
Everything is implemented, the game is almost finished, but I need to recruit a small team of:
  • Beta-testers to test out my scripts and the game progression.
    I did test everything myself but I am not a player, I am the dev!
  • Native English speakers to check my grammar and wording.
    Even if I write, read and hear English on a daily basis, I am not a native English speaker, so I am bound to make grammar mistakes or use a wrong wording.

If you are interested, post here and I'll send you an invitation to my Discord server in PM.

CREDITS
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Ressources

This game is made with Pokémon Essentials v18.1 by StCooler, using resources available on the web.

In particular, this game was made with the Generation 8 GitHub branch of Essentials v18.1, released as the Generation 8 project for Essentials v18.
GitHub: https://github.com/Maruno17/pokemon-essentials
Generation 8 project for Essentials v18 by UberDunsparce:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=442507

Licences
All the scripts /sprites that are not mine should be used only under the terms of their original authors.
All my scripts can be used however you wish. I don’t care. But if you’re patient, I will release most of them as resources.
All the work by JulyArt should be used under his terms which are: for non-commercial only + credit him.
The title screen was drawn by LunaAnandi (Fiverr) for StCooler. All rights reserved.


Sprites - Pokémons
All new fossil forms sprites are by JulyArtDA: JulyArtDA.deviantart.com
All recolours are made by StCooler.

Generation 6 Pokémon sprites complete by DerxwnaKapsyla:
https://reliccastle.com/resources/200/

Generation 7 Sprite Pack 2020-10-21 by DerxwnaKapsyla:
https://www.reliccastle.com/resources/470/

USUM Sprite Pack 1 by Leparagon, Amethyst:
https://reliccastle.com/resources/175/

Gen 1-7 Pokemon Overworld Sprites by a Redditor who deleted their post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonRMXP/comments/b0n4gi/gen_17_pokemon_overworld_sprites/

Sword/Shield Sprite Project by leParagon and many others:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/sword-shield-sprite-project.3647722/

Generation VIII Pokemon Overworld Sprites by SageDeoxys:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=429414


Sprites - Trainers:
The sprites of the characters specific to this game are made by StCooler.

For Generation 4-5 sprites in Gen 3 style by Young-Dante and Mashirosakura;
https://reliccastle.com/resources/221/

For Generation 7 sprites in Gen 3 style by Droid779:
https://www.reliccastle.com/resources/284/

For Sun/Moon battle trainer sprites by Beliot419:
https://www.deviantart.com/beliot419/art/Pokemon-Sun-Moon-trainers-sprites-ongoing-652423698

RSE battle sprites by Random Talking Bush:
https://www.spriters-resource.com/game_boy_advance/pokemonrubysapphire/sheet/8150/

RSE overworld sprites by Furs The Fox, Lunar994:
https://www.spriters-resource.com/game_boy_advance/pokemonemerald/sheet/8329/


Soundtrack
The soundtrack comes from the original games.
All routes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDBPh1W1LJM
Champion themes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KmEIzFdGng
All legendary : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1OjrNzcUb0

If I forgot some theme, then it’s probably taken from The Bacon Toastie’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBaconToastie/videos


Other Audio:
All the cries are taken from the Generation 8 Project for Essentials v19.1:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=450163


Animations:
Gen 8 Move animation project by StCooler: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=446303
Animations from Pokémon Reborn + some fixes + adds Gen 8 animations.


Scripts
Set the Controls Screen by FL; https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=309391
The title of the script isn’t clear; it’s a key binding script.

GTS system to v17 + Online Panel by tutoriando; https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=407759
There is no online in my game, I used this as a base for my team-builder.

Quicksave Script v1.0 by Marin; https://reliccastle.com/resources/136/

Mid Battle Dialogue/Scripted Battles by Golisopod User:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=441756
Awesome script overall if you want to control a bit your battles (not just make your characters speak)

Name Windows 1 by Mr. Gela; https://www.reliccastle.com/resources/197/
Awesome script that allowed me to give personalities to my characters.

The ZUD plugin - Z-moves, Ultra-Burst, Dynamax, Dynamax adventures (v18) by Lucidious89 and StCooler: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=444917
Awesome script made by awesome people with awesome capabilities.

Following Pokémon EX by Golisopod User: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=443640
Again, an awesome script by an awesome scripter.

SOS Battles by Vendily: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=438997
This script taught me how to make a new Pokémon join in the battles.

Visible Overworld Wild Encounters by derFischae: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=429019
Besides contributing to the “atmosphere”, this script taught me how to spawn events.

Lucidious89's Custom Ability Thread https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=362474
Nice ideas.

Party screen's Ball graphic matches the Poké Ball the Pokemon was caught in by Lucidious89:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=356862

Modular Title Screen by Luka S.J. https://luka-sj.com/res

The rest
Thundaga for all his guides, but in particular this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2czac7Sfnpc


Spoiler:




Cranidos @ 5,873
Hatch @ 5,888
Rampardos Lv 100 @ 6,073
Shiny: No
Points: 100
Tag-team with ReKoil
Mew @ 5,872
Hatch @ 5,887
Mew Level 100 @ 6,112
Shiny: No
Points: 180
Bidoof @ 5,675
Hatch @ 5,690
Bibarel @ Level 100: 5,835
Shiny: Yes
Points: 70
Shieldon @ 5,672
Hatch @ 5,687
Bastiodon @ 5,872
Shiny: Yes
Points: 100
Tag-team with ReKoil
Sylveon @ 5,672
Offered fully-raised @ 5,672
VPP's 2022 Pride Celebration
Shiny: Yes
Points: 0
Zigzagoon @ 5,500
Hatch @ 5,515
Linoone @ Level 100: 5,675
Shiny: No
Points: 70

Looking for beta-testers and proof-readers for my fangame!