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[Released] Pokemon Vanguard (199 Regional variants, Gen 9) (NEW UPDATE! 6/29/2023)

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"Even within all the darkness, you will always find the light."
By Ayrei



Life of a Pokemon Trainer, leave home at a young age, collect Gym Badges and Pokemon, and take on the Pokemon league. It was what everyone aspired to be at a young age, and with such ease, anyone could do it.

That was over 50 years ago...

Enter Ayrei, the first region to enter the Modern era.

In this time, Pokemon Trainers are tasked with protecting the lives of both innocent people and Pokemon across the world. One cannot become or act as a Pokemon trainer without the proper training licensing. Against them, are the Renegades, those who claim the title of a Pokemon Trainer, yet oppose these modern laws and ideas.

You are awoken within this region, no memories, no Pokemon, only a name. With nowhere else to go, you are invited to Vanguard Academy, a school with only one purpose, to train the next generation of Pokemon Trainers.



Features

120+ Regional variants currently available
Enter Ayrei, a region split into four separate quadrants each blooming with life.
With every Pokemon from Gen 1-9 planned to be Available, you'll have a plethora of Pokemon to build your team out of!
Enter a new and engaging story that steers more towards an untraditional Pokemon story as it progresses.
Weaker and unpopular Pokemon have been given new evolutions to push them to their full potential!
Take on leaders of the past and earn rewards by fighting "Super Fans" found all over the region!
Custom player models
One of the most epic and unique soundtracks you will encounter in a Pokemon fangame
Upgraded UI
Side quests
Three difficulty modes
In party move relearner (Like PLA)
The Pokewheel! Spend ingame money for a chance to get rare Pokemon!
Enhanced Gen 4 Graphics
30 Starters to choose from!
Nearly every available Pokemon has had a buff or change to their stats!

Screenshots

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Download
Spreadsheet Guide
Current version ends at Chapter 21, around 17-18 hours of gameplay available



Credits
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The discord
https://discord.gg/sr24E8keRs
Why join the discord?
I'm not always online this site or others that I have this game posted on.
Joining the discord allows easy access to bug reporting, game patches, progress updates, beta testing, and more.
 
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Looks really beautiful. Any ETAs on a demo release?

Thank you, I have all the maps and events completed up to the first gym just polishing up things such as Custom overworld sprites, Region map, Custom trainer sprites etc. I would expect a demo no later than 2 weeks from now but that could always change.
 

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Thank you, I have all the maps and events completed up to the first gym just polishing up things such as Custom overworld sprites, Region map, Custom trainer sprites etc. I would expect a demo no later than 2 weeks from now but that could always change.

Very nice. I'm definitely gonna check this out.
Any plans to include the PBS files? I'm giving my own hand a shot at development and I've learned a lot from peeking through PBS files on other fangames and comparing how they do similar things.
 
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Very nice. I'm definitely gonna check this out.
Any plans to include the PBS files? I'm giving my own hand a shot at development and I've learned a lot from peeking through PBS files on other fangames and comparing how they do similar things.

Not entirely sure yet
 

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Not entirely sure yet

Well if my opinion matters for anything, I'd suggest leaving them in. Locking it all down and hiding the information from others goes against the spirit of Essentials. It's open source and developers should be open to sharing things with others in the community, not hiding things away out of fear that other people might benefit from it.
 
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Well if my opinion matters for anything, I'd suggest leaving them in. Locking it all down and hiding the information from others goes against the spirit of Essentials. It's open source and developers should be open to sharing things with others in the community, not hiding things away out of fear that other people might benefit from it.

Not worried about people being able to see the PBS files just worried about people having the ability to go in and change things around.
 
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Why would that be an issue?

Changing things in the pbs files could screw with some things in the game which I guess wouldn't be a problem on my side but still just not entirely sure about it.
 

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Changing things in the pbs files could screw with some things in the game which I guess wouldn't be a problem on my side but still just not entirely sure about it.

I'm not seeing how or why that would be a problem though. Giving the players that would like to modify the game to further their own enjoyment the ability to do so at their leisure could only be a net gain, I'd imagine. The few people who want to edit things or study them are free to do so and the people who are interested in playing the game are free to do so. I can't see any reason to cut off the people who would like to mess around with it except for petty authoritarianism.
 
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I'm not seeing how or why that would be a problem though. Giving the players that would like to modify the game to further their own enjoyment the ability to do so at their leisure could only be a net gain, I'd imagine. The few people who want to edit things or study them are free to do so and the people who are interested in playing the game are free to do so. I can't see any reason to cut off the people who would like to mess around with it except for petty authoritarianism.

Yeah thats true
 
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Will there be any proper fonts installed or just this? This font has given me nightmare since forever. But still, can't wait to try this one out!
 

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A mysterious organization terrorizing the continent.
A government that almost refuses to anything about it.
Is this political commentary?
It's rare to see such a thing in a fangame and rarer still to see it done well, I'll have to keep a keen eye on this.
 
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For those of you interested in playing the game I am just finishing up the first demo which I plan to release this coming weekend!
 
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Hmm. This looks highly intriguing. I am going to have to play this when it comes out. Good luck!
 
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Any ETA for the game?

I've been working on it on the side a bit and also have been practically redesigning the game. Gonna try and release a version of the game before the month is over though but can't say for sure
 
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I have updated the games thread as I've made decent progress on it. I would however appreciate some help when it comes to Character art and overworld sprites. If you are interested in helping me please contact me on discord @Ayrei#5764 or on pokecommunity :)
 
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