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Emerald hack: Pokémon Tourmaline

  • 4
    Posts
    1
    Years
    • Seen Jun 12, 2024
    INFO

    Pokémon Tourmaline is a ROMhack of and loose sequel to Pokémon Emerald. This game is intended to take place in an alternate timeline where the setting and events have diverged a bit from the official games. Most notably, some mechanics from later gens are absent while others have been reworked, and a number of new mechanics have been introduced (see below for more information).


    STORY

    It's been several years since the battle of Groudon and Kyogre wrought havoc on the Hoenn region. Humanity's understanding of Pokémon has deepened as more discoveries are made about the origins of Pokémon. A recent surge of discoveries in the nearby Issho region has drawn researchers from all over the world, including May, now an assistant Pokémon professor. After receiving a Pokémon from her, the player sets out to investigate the reports coming from all over the Issho region of new species of Pokémon, new types of Pokémon, and even more strange phenomena. Meanwhile, a new threat is on the rise in Issho, a mysterious crime syndicate who use exceptionally powerful Pokémon.


    FEATURES
    • Original story, characters, and region
    • Return of many old characters
    • A custom regional Pokédex with 386 Pokémon
    • New regional forms of Pokémon from gens 5-8
    • There is no Mega Evolution, but some Megas have returned as natural evolutions
    • A small number of additional fakemon, including some SpaceWorld designs
    • Updated type chart including Fairy type and a new type, Echo, designed to counter Fairies and Ghosts
    • 4 new status conditions
    • 2 new weather types
    • Over 60 new moves and over 20 new abilities
    • Buffs to some old Pokémon, moves, and abilities
    • Other aspects of the battle system have been updated to gen 8 standards unless otherwise noted
    • A custom set of over 100 TMs and HMs
    • A large number of other moves available through move tutors
    • Return of old features like the day/night cycle, headbutt trees, and daily events
    • Various changes to the UI to create a unique experience
    • Minor QoL features including faster text, Repel prompts, increased bag size, and menu looping


    RELEASES

    A three gym demo is in the works and planned to release sometime this summer.


    CREDITS

    Will be posted with the release of the demo


    HELP WANTED

    I'm looking for volunteers to help with certain aspects of the game, mainly sprites and music. PM me if you're interested.


    SCREENSHOTS

    Pokémon Tourmaline
     

    Joegreenbeen

    Shooting for the Sky
  • 10
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    7
    Years
    • Seen Jun 9, 2024
    This looks super interesting! I'll have to check out the demo once it's released
     
  • 10
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    1
    Years
    • Seen Jun 4, 2024
    Definitely looking forward to this. Always on the look for original ideas or sequels to the timeline in the main line games,
     
  • 53
    Posts
    5
    Years
    • Seen today
    INFO

    Pokémon Tourmaline is a ROMhack of and loose sequel to Pokémon Emerald. This game is intended to take place in an alternate timeline where the setting and events have diverged a bit from the official games. Most notably, some mechanics from later gens are absent while others have been reworked, and a number of new mechanics have been introduced (see below for more information).


    STORY

    It's been several years since the battle of Groudon and Kyogre wrought havoc on the Hoenn region. Humanity's understanding of Pokémon has deepened as more discoveries are made about the origins of Pokémon. A recent surge of discoveries in the nearby Issho region has drawn researchers from all over the world, including May, now an assistant Pokémon professor. After receiving a Pokémon from her, the player sets out to investigate the reports coming from all over the Issho region of new species of Pokémon, new types of Pokémon, and even more strange phenomena. Meanwhile, a new threat is on the rise in Issho, a mysterious crime syndicate who use exceptionally powerful Pokémon.


    FEATURES
    • Original story, characters, and region
    • Return of many old characters
    • A custom regional Pokédex with 386 Pokémon
    • New regional forms of Pokémon from gens 5-8
    • There is no Mega Evolution, but some Megas have returned as natural evolutions
    • A small number of additional fakemon, including some SpaceWorld designs
    • Updated type chart including Fairy type and a new type, Echo, designed to counter Fairies and Ghosts
    • 4 new status conditions
    • 2 new weather types
    • Over 60 new moves and over 20 new abilities
    • Buffs to some old Pokémon, moves, and abilities
    • Other aspects of the battle system have been updated to gen 8 standards unless otherwise noted
    • A custom set of over 100 TMs and HMs
    • A large number of other moves available through move tutors
    • Return of old features like the day/night cycle, headbutt trees, and daily events
    • Various changes to the UI to create a unique experience
    • Minor QoL features including faster text, Repel prompts, increased bag size, and menu looping


    RELEASES

    A three gym demo is in the works and planned to release sometime this summer.


    CREDITS

    Will be posted with the release of the demo


    HELP WANTED

    I'm looking for volunteers to help with certain aspects of the game, mainly sprites and music. PM me if you're interested.


    SCREENSHOTS

    View attachment 156927
    Cool I was wondering what type Atroceon is? Looks cool.
     
  • 1
    Posts
    63
    Days
    • Seen Apr 24, 2024
    INFO

    Pokémon Tourmaline is a ROMhack of and loose sequel to Pokémon Emerald. This game is intended to take place in an alternate timeline where the setting and events have diverged a bit from the official games. Most notably, some mechanics from later gens are absent while others have been reworked, and a number of new mechanics have been introduced (see below for more information).


    STORY

    It's been several years since the battle of Groudon and Kyogre wrought havoc on the Hoenn region. Humanity's understanding of Pokémon has deepened as more discoveries are made about the origins of Pokémon. A recent surge of discoveries in the nearby Issho region has drawn researchers from all over the world, including May, now an assistant Pokémon professor. After receiving a Pokémon from her, the player sets out to investigate the reports coming from all over the Issho region of new species of Pokémon, new types of Pokémon, and even more strange phenomena. Meanwhile, a new threat is on the rise in Issho, a mysterious crime syndicate who use exceptionally powerful Pokémon.


    FEATURES
    • Original story, characters, and region
    • Return of many old characters
    • A custom regional Pokédex with 386 Pokémon
    • New regional forms of Pokémon from gens 5-8
    • There is no Mega Evolution, but some Megas have returned as natural evolutions
    • A small number of additional fakemon, including some SpaceWorld designs
    • Updated type chart including Fairy type and a new type, Echo, designed to counter Fairies and Ghosts
    • 4 new status conditions
    • 2 new weather types
    • Over 60 new moves and over 20 new abilities
    • Buffs to some old Pokémon, moves, and abilities
    • Other aspects of the battle system have been updated to gen 8 standards unless otherwise noted
    • A custom set of over 100 TMs and HMs
    • A large number of other moves available through move tutors
    • Return of old features like the day/night cycle, headbutt trees, and daily events
    • Various changes to the UI to create a unique experience
    • Minor QoL features including faster text, Repel prompts, increased bag size, and menu looping


    RELEASES

    A three gym demo is in the works and planned to release sometime this summer.


    CREDITS

    Will be posted with the release of the demo


    HELP WANTED

    I'm looking for volunteers to help with certain aspects of the game, mainly sprites and music. PM me if you're interested.


    SCREENSHOTS

    View attachment 156927
    Nice, I love it <3
     
  • 4
    Posts
    1
    Years
    • Seen Jun 12, 2024
    Which pokemon will get the Echo typing? I'm just curious
    Some things are up in the air while I fill out the bulk of the game. These are the Echo types that are catchable in the demo.

    (spoiler for anyone who wants to do a blind run)
    Spoiler:
     
  • 53
    Posts
    5
    Years
    • Seen today
    Some things are up in the air while I fill out the bulk of the game. These are the Echo types that are catchable in the demo.

    (spoiler for anyone who wants to do a blind run)
    Spoiler:
    I was curious how do new eeveelution for echo type and dragon type evolve. Plus will this game have an area to multiple eevees?
     
  • 4
    Posts
    1
    Years
    • Seen Jun 12, 2024
    I was curious how do new eeveelution for echo type and dragon type evolve. Plus will this game have an area to multiple eevees?
    There's an NPC in the demo that gives the player an Eevee. There will be an area to catch more Eevees, but it's not in the demo.

    The new Eeveelutions are tied to contest stats and evolve like Feebas in gen 3. You get Sylveon this way too. There's a contest hall in the demo where you can blend pokeblocks.

    Spoiler: Eevee evo methods
     
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