Defy the perils of Cradle Island in Poké'mon: Perish Song. Explore a vast, interconnected world with dozens of possible paths to the end. Be warned, the challenges ahead are unfair and some may seem truly impossible.
1. Summon the Legends
The legendary Poké'mon abandoned the world to ruin. Only offerings from those with the will to defy fate can bring them back. Catch specific sets of Poké'mon to perform the summoning rituals, then call the legends to fight by your side.
2. No Grinding. Ever.
Poké'mon cannot be trained. They cannot gain XP from battle. The treachery of the former Champion ensured this. Players will have to use strategy to defeat powerful opponents in double battles with the Poké'mon they have, making their way to higher level areas where they can catch a more powerful team.
3. Just 13 Days Remain
Each time you rest to heal your fainted Poké'mon, time advances one day. There are only 13 days left until the end of the world. Players will have to use their items, minimize damage, and make strategic sacrifices to get the most out of every day.
4. Non-Linear World
Powerful trainers guard late-game areas, the moment you can defeat them you can go through. Even the Champion's throne room sits just above the starting area.
5. Unravel the Secrets of Cradle Isle
Item descriptions and scattered journals slowly reveal the truth of the island's past. They also hint at hidden areas, secret objectives, and more.
Warning: We made this game for a certain type of player. This is not a game where you get to make friends with your Pokémon and develop lasting friendships. This is a game of strategic sacrifices, where players catch new Pokémon of higher level to replace the allies that fainted along the way. Revives are limited, but the wild is an endless source of potential replacements. This is a game about exploring, backtracking, and using every tool you can gather to overcome the gatekeepers blocking your way through Cradle Isle.
----------------------------------------- How to Download
You can Download Pokemon: Perish Song here.
1. Click the link above. Accept the well-intentioned warning from Discord.
2. The PerishSong.zip file should download automatically. If it doesn't, press "Download" in the upper left.
3. Once the PerishSong.zip file has been downloaded, open it and press the Extract All button. (You can also open your Downloads folder, right click it, and click Extract All...) It will extract the game files into the location of your choice.
4. In the location you chose (default is Downloads/PerishSong), run Game.exe. If Windows SmartScreen tries to stop you, you may need to press "More Info" and then "Run anyway".
Who the heck are you guys?
Three friends that decided to do a weekend game jam about "Pokémon meets Dark Souls" and it turned into a year-long project. We've had so much fun working on it, testing out all the various routes and finding new ways to overcome the game's many challenges. Each time we did, we made things a little harder.
very interesting seems really cool! Do you think the game is nuzlockable?
Thanks! It might be possible to complete the game as a nuzlocke if you have already played it before and go in with a careful plan, but only because we give the players an extraordinary number of routes, options, tools, and progression choices as the game progresses to reward their exploration. For example, even the first playtest build 1 year ago had a lot of trainers crash the game the moment you fought them (fixed this about 11 months ago, don't worry) and early testers still kept playing, exploring other routes, finding other ways to progress that didn't run into bugs. There's just that many paths available and nearly all of them interconnect eventually.
However, I would not recommend that players try a nuzlocke with Perish Song. The game is designed to scratch the nuzlocke itch already because healing and revives are limited, so it matters when your pokemon takes damage and faints. The game is heavily based on catching pokemon in order to progress though, and on finding the right pokemon to solve your problems or complete catching "quests" like the summoning statues or total species rewards.
Instead I'd suggest the 1-Day Challenge: Try to beat the game without ever resting in a bed or losing a battle. Don't savescum either, saving the game is fine but if something goes wrong accept it and keep going. There are a limited number of revives to recover key pokemon from fainting, and the game includes a way to run from trainer battles if things start going south (with a few exceptions that receive advance warning). This also lets you scout out battles in the world before committing to them, as many high level trainers guard shortcuts to lategame areas or optional rewards.
This will feel very similar to a Nuzlocke, except you also get to catch a lot of pokemon and fully engage with Perish Song's unique progression. :)
I've been looking for celebi in the deepwood for 4 hours now. please tell me i'm just unlucky and haven't run into one or is getting a celebi a one time thing?
Thanks for letting us know. The map just means that Celebi's summoning statue can be found in Deepwood. There are no wild celebi in the grass there. We'll update the map instruction in a future patch to make this clearer. Since you invested so much time looking for one though:
there is one other celebi in the game right now - a shiny celebi hidden in Feverthorn Jungle, in the shape of a cut bush. When you talk to it, it will reveal itself.