March 17, 2013
I can’t do many coding this week (and probably next week) because of three reasons: I need to finish my thesis (manuscript, presentations, and all stuff), fix my graduation things, and my left thumb is aching for no apparent reason. Like the base of my left thumb is aching for weeks and I experienced the maximum (I hope so) zenith of pain yesterday.
Anyway, few updates, though, and spoilers.
- You know that I’m going to adopt the six-HM system just like in BW and B2W2 but I’ll add three TM moves that will act like an HM, but actually they are TMs. So far it is Rock Smash, Flash and Rock Climb. It means that you need badges to be able to use these moves outside of battle.
- I pulled out the Alpha version 1.0 release due to some coding bugs, and I released Alpha version 1.1 using torrent system two days ago. Right now, I am the only seeder and I found at least nine leechers last week.
- Rusturf Tunnel mapping is at 85% progress while majority of all events and mazes around and beneath it are not yet done.
- Route 116 was already mapped, around 60% different from RSE because of terrestrial uplifts and changes to the terrain configuration.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, please go away :3
First Gym. Mauville City, Gym Leader Maricar. Specializes with Poison-type Pokemon. If you happened to play the Alpha versions 1.0 and 1.1, you’ll know that she uses Gulpin, Venipede and Croagunk.
Second Gym. Rustboro City. In RSE, Rustboro City Gym specializes with Ground-type Pokemon. If you happened to play the Alpha versions 1.0 and 1.1, you’ll know that there are changes at the Pokemon League. Rustboro City is one of the cities affected with these changes. Now it specializes with Fire-type.
Third Gym. Lavaridge Town. The new Pokemon Champion is Flannery, so he is no longer Lavaridge’s leader. I am thinking of types other than fire that resembles the closest with the terrain of Lavaridge, and it is Ground-type.
Fourth Gym. Slateport City. Specializes with Flying-type. In this game, you’ll go to Slateport City more than four times, all of which are required to progress.
Sixth Gym. Petalburg City. Same as the fifth, we have Norman and his Normal-types.
Seventh Gym. Mossdeep City. The infamous city where, in RS, you’ll set off to find Deoxys using some event items or at least get some stuff related to Deoxys. Here, Mossdeep is now home to dual Electric and Steel-type gyms. Hmm, now the city’s profession of space exploration makes sense.
Eighth Gym. Pacifidlog Town. Water-type Gym.
You see, there are no names yet for the Gym Leaders except of Mauville City (which was named after a friend), Dewford Town, and Petalburg City, so I am open to possibilities of using friends’ name as Gym Leader’s name.
As for the Elite Four and the Champion, I reveal two of their prize Pokemon:
- Psychic-type – Sigilyph, Espeon
- Dual Grass/Bug-type – Torterra, Ludicolo
- Ghost-type – Dusknoir, Drifblim
- Dual Rock/Ice-type – Probopass, Mamoswine
- Champion (???-type) – Zweilous, Blaziken
The Alpha version 1.0 contains the identity of your main rival. He chooses a Kanto starter Pokemon that is strong against your type, and at the end of the game, his team is composed of the following: the starter Pokemon, a Flying-type, a Psychic-type, a Dragon-type and an Electric-type.
The Alpha version 1.1 however reveals the identity of your second rival. He chooses an Unova starter Pokemon that is the same as your starter type. At the end of the game, his team is composed of the following: the Unova starter, a Pikachu which evolves later into Raichu, a Normal-type, a Dark-type and a Psychic-type.