Pokemon: Minus and Plus Rumors

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OH SH*T. I’ll always ride with Nintendo, regardless of poor sales for the Wii U. I am happy to say that heard a Rumor around the interwebz, pretty late, but at least I came to the party. The rumor right now is that Nintendo is that they are working with Gamefreak and Pokémon to bring another game. Dual Pixels published some stuff that their little inside man informed them of, and I lost my shit.

>GameFreak were one of the first development studios inside Nintendo to receive Alpha-Prototype hardware, now have been upgraded to the Beta-Prototype hardware above.

>Have a few areas marked out, TONS of concept art traveling between Pokemon Company and Nintendo Co Ltd.

>GameFreak plans to completely overhaul the basic systems of battle, simplifying the process.

>The development team is “going to put a lot of ideas they have wanted to do for years in this game”.

>Two versions already have code names, possibly final: Pokemon Plus and Pokemon Minus.

>Theme is “Old Tradition VS New Exploration”

>New region, no name yet, is based on South East Asia with one large peninsula and many smaller islands.

>Three new starters with no names: Water evolves into Water/Steel and is a squat, teardrop shaped humanoid that has a jar filled with on its head as it evolves it grows taller and the jar bigger until it needs another set of arms to hold it on it’s head. Fire evolves into Fire/Fairy and is a tiny cute goat with fire blowing out of its horns, it’s horns and look evolves more menacing until it has curly ram like horns and a motorcycle hot-rod-like look. Grass evolves into a Grass/Electric and starts with a leap for a face with a nubby root as a body and evolves until it grows into an electric producing palm tree with each flower petal having a different face.

>The main legendary for Pokemon Plus is a Shi Foo Lion-looking Psychic/Ground-type that has multiple faces, the Pokemon Minus legendary is a Ghost/Fairy type that has two dashes for eyes and is a hurricane-like appendages with many arms and hands.

>More traditional Pokemon-like gameplay will be on the Handheld controller while an all new gameplay aspect will be on the Terminal unit.

>The “Pokken Fighers” render that was teased was running on Alpha kits, Beta kits now have advance cell shading. Going for very detailed “living anime” look.

>The new “Team” villains are described as a bunch of “Sohei Zelots”-types who have discovered the player’s best friend as a reincarnation of a special type of person who only is alive every 100 years. They believe the old system where people were given a Pokemon egg and they stick to that Pokemon until they die and who’s function in society dictate what role that person is. They are against the “modern” trend of Pokemon Trainers and capturing multiple Pokemon and are making a holy pilgrimage to evoke the old Legendaries to turn everything back to normal. They keep the player away from their friend, saying the special one (who can do amazing things like mega evolve Pokemon without the use of a mega ring) only love is that of Pokemon and not people. It is planned to be reveal later that for the special one to fulfill their role in society they must be mortally sacrificed to awaken the legendaries.

>Routes connection the island together are water bridges but clumps of island are connected together by underwater tunnels.

>There is a “Stone Slowking” statue that is a parody of the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, Thailand.

>Many Pokemon from Hoenn and Sinnoh will make a return.

>Variety of Pokemon Gyms, one is a mail system that only uses flying types and focuses on sky battles. One only uses baby Pokemon, one is implied to be a real vampire and uses Ghost and Dark Pokemon. There is also a military like leader who uses Fire and Steel Pokemon.

>The island gameplay with Gym Leaders and the Elite Four island can be played entirely on the Handheld and can be blown up on the Terminal for home play.

>New Pokemon Type similar to Shinies, no details yet on how they work but I’ve been told they “change the game significantly”.

>The “Mainland” is an MMO-like environment that is exclusive to the Terminal and is shared by both versions.

>Players all over the world online can chat, trade, intermingle and experience new-updated story lines on the mainland.

>Pokemon Band is a new mechanic introduced to get people involved who do not battle, a co-operative experience where Pokemon dance and make music together to achieve the highest group score.

>Pokemon Bank are actual locations on the Mainland and Handheld areas where people can import past Pokemon, mainly from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y into the new game.

My biggest thing with this, is if they’re gonna release the game to 3DS. I’m really hoping they continue to keep the Super Training mini-game that they introduced in X/Y. I am pretty excited that developers are taking a risk to try new things, because I felt like they were holding back with their previous Pokémon game. Here’s to hoping the best in Pokemons’s new venture!



70,000 people, Glorious Helix-senpai, and Lift Key-kun



If you haven’t already heard of “Twitch Plays Pokémon” on twitch.tv- you have not internetz enough to be on the webz ever again. 14,000,000 people watching 70,000 people play a game towards a common cause of being a Pokémon master has never. been. so. funny.

The whole concept of the game was created to be a “social experiment” where a group of people play one Pokémon game typing the commands left, right, up, down, select, start, a, and b into the chat box. The bot playing the game then takes that information, and makes Red do the action that was typed. The problem with this is that there are 70,000 people playing this single game making decisions to catch Pokémon and battle gym leaders, and getting to the next town. All of these actions playing by yourself do not take that long, but because everyone is putting in different/same commands- these common tasks take hilarious hours. I went to bed one night at 11 pm and woke up at 6 am to see that everyone was still stuck in Team Rocket’s hideout. People have been checking their items during battles to pull out the all-mighty helix fossil and lift ticket, but Oak won’t let you use it because he knows the power those two items hold. You can almost feel the frustration of people who actually have hope that 70,000 people can work towards a common goal to, at least, collect 8 badges- fuck that. People would rather back-track to the Dark Cave and fight Zubats and Geodudes, so the programmer added a new system where players can choose between Democracy and Anarchy.

The Democracy and Anarchy thing works like so:

Anarchy mode is the “classic” mode, where everyone’s inputs are applied immediately.

Democracy mode is vote-based and has a more sophisticated input system.

In order to switch from one mode to the other, the mode that isn’t active needs 75% of votes as indicated by the dotted line, the current percentage of votes is indicated by the black line.

In democracy mode you can compile a sequence of inputs. left2 will move left twice, left2down2 will move left twice and down twice”

Which actually added for more hilariousness! I fucking laughed so hard when people used democracy to actually make it to the Celedon City gym, and couldn’t cut the tree that blocks the entrance to the gym- only for enough people to vote for anarchy to drag everyone back to Team Rocket’s hideout.

The programmer calls it a social experiment, and he may be right…but I cannot stop laughing at the fact that everyone has been stuck in the dark cave for almost an hour now- with no flash TM activated. Check the madness out though, it definitely is worth the watch.