Lou Dingo

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Okay I'm bad at presentations so I'm sticking to the forum's guidelines about posting one's fan game.
Also please consider English not being my mother language.

An introduction to your game;
Initially I wanted to create a sequel to Fire Red like an alternative version to GSC. The story was ready but before starting the actual project I wanted to finish the creation of the Fakemon for the game first.
This process dragged on for such a long time that in the meantime I came up with the idea for another game that I could directly start working on.
This game is now finally ready to be played and it serves as a prequel to Fire Red.
Once I get to finish my other game I originally planned to create, they will form a trilogy together with the official Fire Red Version.
That's why I recommend to play Fire Red before playing this Game so you get the references.

What you're using to make your game;
I used Pokémon essentials V17.2 and Curts Region Starter Kit.

The plot and back-story of your game
The plot is based on Kadabra's Fire Red Pokedex entry that stated that a boy with psychic powers woke up one morning turned into a Kadabra. This boy is your brother and you travel the region to find a way to turn him back to normal.
The back story is based on a (meanwhile unfortunately debunked) theory that Pokémon Go precedes the main series games' timeline and back in the days there were no Gyms or Trainer battles but everything was like a big Safari Zone and Rare Candies were the only way to level up.

This game's story takes place at the time of the transition from the primitive old state into the nowadays established one, recently after a war between two rivaling parties ended, where the group in favour of the new system obviously won.

A list of unique features;
-Travel the Kanto region in a different order with changed maps, encounters and some added or changed locations
-Former Gym Leaders you have never seen before
-Play as Yellow or Yuuichi, two Player characters that never made it into a official game
-190 Pokémon from the first two generations
-Many references to the later games
-Learn about the development of the Pokédex
-Nearly all trainers use nicknames for their Pokémon
-Two different endings depending on whether you win or lose against the final boss
-A post game cutscene giving a hint on the link to the later games' story
-Only one HM (Surf) needed
-Rematches against Gym Leader some Gym Trainers and Nurses to help you grind
-Gifts and Move Tutoring after beating Trainers

A progress report (how far along is the game? Are there any future updates planned?);
The game is basically completed. You can finish the main story. I am only planning to do updates to fix bugs I or you will find.
If anyone likes this project and is a talented mapper, spriter or scripter or whatever and would like to contribute to it I am open for offers to make the game's presentation more appealing or to add some neat features or give every trainer a competetive moveset or whatever

A detailed changelog of older versions;
Version 1.1.1. (05-07-20):
-fixes the crash when choosing Krabby as the starter
Version 1.1. (15-06-20):
- fixes the bug of the bag scene not updating properly after selling or tossing an item
- gets rid of the possibility to give/remove an item to a Pokémon in-battle and thus prevents an item duplication bug/exploit

Screenshots, videos, GIFs, walkthroughs, etc.



this is the link to the game theory video i mentioned earlier
screenshots should be attached




Download links:
https://ufile.io/0zopazp5
https://ufile.io/vq07ephn
The audio is an extra file, just extract it and put it into the game's main folder to play

Known issues:
-Some typos and grammatical errors will surely have to be corrected
-You can't use the teleport item as a registered item, only directly from the bag.
-Don't use dig/escape rope in seafoam islands otherwise you will get stuck standing on water (no game breaker, you can simply teleport away)
-An error message appears when you battle a marowak holding a thick club (happens only once and is not game breaking just press ok and the game contiues normally)

Scripts/Resources used:

- Setting Self Switch in one map from another map
Derxwna Kapsyla, Mugendai/DoctorInfinity
- Turn HM moves into items
FL
Pokémon Selection
FL
-Tossing/selling item Bag Scene update fix
Vendily
-In battle summary screen item duplication fix
buttjuice
- Curt's Region Starter Kit
Curt200718
- Many Moves Project
DotDotDot
- music
https://downloads.khinsider.com/
- sprites
Random TalkingBush
Neo-Spriteman's Resource Pack
Tsuka
Furs The Fox
Paperfairy, Eevee, Zhen Lin, pika, Pipian
Help-14

- creative and technical support
Izzy ,Jojo, Mao, NaeNae, Nido

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

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

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

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

This is a non-profit fan-made game.
No copyright infringements intended.
Please support the official games![/LEFT][/LEFT]

LucksackGames

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the embedded video link is not working so i post the url down here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N9EEH_iDXU
The format is this! I had a similar issue ;)

[ YT]5N9EEH_iDXU[ /YT]

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Lou Dingo

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The format is this! I had a similar issue ;)

[ YT]5N9EEH_iDXU[ /YT]

thanks for the info.
the updated post uses the right format now.
do you also happen to know how to embed a screenshot properly, rather than under a small thumbnail you have to open seperately?

LucksackGames

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thanks for the info.
the updated post uses the right format now.
do you also happen to know how to embed a screenshot properly, rather than under a small thumbnail you have to open seperately?
Yes, you upload the photos to Imgbb and then use the [img] tags
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Lou Dingo

the artist formerly known as eboxiv

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Howdy started playing the game yesterday, it is a nice game but I am stuck in saffaron Who do I need to speak to after Mr. Psychic
first of all thank you for playing.

have you visited the Dojo Gym yet?

Spoiler:
After beating Bruno one of the Blackbelts is revealed to work part time as a guard for Silph Co.
when you tell this to Mr. Psychic he will question him and tell you where to go next
(and also the queue in front of the S.S. Anne will be gone)


I hope I could help

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

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Yooo! I just stumbled upon this. Definitely going to give this a shot. Also, wanted to ask, is there a fast forward option in this and a difficulty spike? Thank you!
Ayee I just dropped my latest single Soulace on all streaming platforms. This is a chill Lofi track that's very personal to me! I hope y'all enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fT3k2KU1dw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0EeJ5hMa8YUDHaZEhmbCqk
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/soulace-single/1565986518?ls

Lou Dingo

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Yooo! I just stumbled upon this. Definitely going to give this a shot. Also, wanted to ask, is there a fast forward option in this and a difficulty spike? Thank you!
Thanks for checking out the game and for commenting.

I tried my best to balance the difficulty curve reasonably. the first gym has mid level 20s, the final battle is against mid level 60 mons.
So it's not a particularly difficult game but if you try to nuzlocke it for example it needs some serious grinding.

Currently there is no fast forward option but I'll put it on my list of things to add for the next update.
Just waiting for some more requests for features and above all bug reports to come up before putting out a new version that contains a decent amount of changes.

Also compliments to your tracks, especially 'unsent letters'. Hope to see you join the Pokémon Cypher 2021.

Lou Dingo

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Found the issue was Krabby, choosing one of the other two options worked
Hi Eyolf. Thank you very much for your bug report.

I can't believe how that embarassing mistake slipped through (I spelled Krabby's species name in lower case letters in the script).
I also can't believe how unpopular Krabby seems to be so that no one has noticed this error before despite being right at the start of the game.

In any case I fixed it now and put the new download link in the main post.

Thanks again for pointing this out and sorry to you and all Krabby fans out there.

Lou Dingo

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Hello, I've come across this game coincidentally and the story-description seemed appealing, so I'm starting to play it, but I have an important question for my starter-choice: Can you evolve Seadra into Kingdra?
I am sorry to disappoint you but no.

If a Pokémon species or one of its evolution stages is missing or only one gender of this species appears, this is done on purpose to avoid inconsistencies with my future game where these species will gain a new or branched or pre- evolution or a new evolution method (e.g. all Beedrill in my game are female now because in my next game a male Kakuna will evolve into a male counterpart to Beedrill)

I hope this helps you with your starter choice
thanks for playing and posting feedback
have fun

Tiefi

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I am sorry to disappoint you but no.

If a Pokémon species or one of its evolution stages is missing or only one gender of this species appears, this is done on purpose to avoid inconsistencies with my future game where these species will gain a new or branched or pre- evolution or a new evolution method (e.g. all Beedrill in my game are female now because in my next game a male Kakuna will evolve into a male counterpart to Beedrill)

I hope this helps you with your starter choice
thanks for playing and posting feedback
have fun
Thanx for the quick reply, this definitely helps with my starter choice (Krabby it is)! So this means, in your next game there will be a new evolution method for Seadra. And the thing with Beedrill seems like a really good idea, I mean: Why should gender only matter for Combee, but not Kakuna?

Tiefi

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Hey, Lou Dingo!
So far I'm enjoying your game and I have to say, I'm positively surprised about the dialogues, I've expected them to be more similar to the originals.
However, I have a request for your next game with the fakemon and I think, it would be fitting: Hypno is one of my favorites, although I don't wanna play it because it's so bad, Game Freak must hate it. In 1. Gen it was a really good Pokemon, but for some stupid reason Game Freak not only decided to completely overnerf the Psychic type, so that a once very good type becomes very bad, they also decided to completely humiliate Hypno and not only nerf his special attack from 115 to psyducking 73, but also give him mukty abilites. Above that, I always thought, Farfetch'd has his Leek, Marowak has his Thick Club and so on, since they're obviously fighting with them, so where is Hypno's Pendulum? I seriously searched for this Pendulum in Fire Red, when I was younger. I thought, Hypnosis is so bad, why does Paras have Spore, but the master of hypnosis can't have something more accurate? There just has to be a Pendulum, so that Hypnosis can't miss, when Hypno holds it. I mean, it's probably too difficult to create an item like that, but a new Psychic move called Pendulum Swing or so, that just works like Spore, would do the same thing. That in combination with his former 115 special attack would make Hypno finally useful again. If one wants to enhance it further, the useless ability Forewarn could be changed to Darkrai's ability Bad Dreams, which not only fits perfectly, but also isn't overpowered or so. What do you say about this?

Edit: By the way, is there a way to evolve Pokemon, that do so by just trading, like Haunter or Kadabra?

Lou Dingo

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Hey, Lou Dingo!
So far I'm enjoying your game and I have to say, I'm positively surprised about the dialogues, I've expected them to be more similar to the originals.
However, I have a request for your next game with the fakemon and I think, it would be fitting: Hypno is one of my favorites, although I don't wanna play it because it's so bad, Game Freak must hate it. In 1. Gen it was a really good Pokemon, but for some stupid reason Game Freak not only decided to completely overnerf the Psychic type, so that a once very good type becomes very bad, they also decided to completely humiliate Hypno and not only nerf his special attack from 115 to psyducking 73, but also give him mukty abilites. Above that, I always thought, Farfetch'd has his Leek, Marowak has his Thick Club and so on, since they're obviously fighting with them, so where is Hypno's Pendulum? I seriously searched for this Pendulum in Fire Red, when I was younger. I thought, Hypnosis is so bad, why does Paras have Spore, but the master of hypnosis can't have something more accurate? There just has to be a Pendulum, so that Hypnosis can't miss, when Hypno holds it. I mean, it's probably too difficult to create an item like that, but a new Psychic move called Pendulum Swing or so, that just works like Spore, would do the same thing. That in combination with his former 115 special attack would make Hypno finally useful again. If one wants to enhance it further, the useless ability Forewarn could be changed to Darkrai's ability Bad Dreams, which not only fits perfectly, but also isn't overpowered or so. What do you say about this?

Edit: By the way, is there a way to evolve Pokemon, that do so by just trading, like Haunter or Kadabra?
Hi Tiefi,

thank you sooo much for your comment, I'm glad that you like the game.
First of all there are NPCs in Vermilion and the S.S. Anne casino that trade their Graveler and Haunter with you to get the trade evolutions. Machamp and Alakazam are currently not available because I am thinking about changing their evolution method.
That brings me to your main point.
Thanks for your suggestion. I am already planning to give Hypno a third stage evo (holding a dreamcatcher and being more viable). There will also be a pendulum item that is necessary to evolve Drowzee to Hypno (I mean where is Hypno supposed to get this thing in the first place). I will consider giving the item an additional effect instead of it just being used to evolve.
A lot of Pokémon that include an item in their design will get evo/pre-evos and their evolution method adjusted to make it more reasonable (e.g. Power Belt for Machop, the Twisted Spoon is used to evolve Abra, a baby Duck needs a leek to turn into Farfetch'd,...)

Lou Dingo

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I don't know what to do after talking to Mr. Psychic, help me please
If you beat Bruno's Dojo Gym and talk to Mr Psychic, he will investigate the Blackbelts there and find one who works for Silph part time.
After that you can continue in Vermilion and enter the S.S. Anne because the queue of people waiting in line to challenge Loreley will be gone.

Lou Dingo

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I don't know what to do after I win from the leading gym on the ship
After defeating Loreley she tells you to talk to the chef in the ship's caboose.

Spoiler:
The chef is drunk and tells to you to look for a guy who works on the ship and who supplies him with Berries.


Spoiler:
The guy tells you how to get into Silph's restricted lab in Vermilion


hope this helps without spoiling too much