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My favorite Pokemon game feature idea I ever made up

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by , 23rd July 2012 at 06:16 PM (603 Views)
Thought of it just now. It's team based a versus mode that allow you to catch Pokemon and keep them. The game mode does not allow you to use any of your own pokemon or item instead you get one starting pokemon out of a set number of randomly generated choices. The game is map based so trainers run around battling each other(you would challenge each other like npc do and you can toggle it on and off), finding items , catching pokemon and trying to meet a win objective like capture the flag, slayer/time/deathmatch but with wipe out instead of kills capturing a special pokemon.

Before the game starts each player is given a set number of skill points which are spent on you guessed it skills. These skills could range from runing faster on certain terrain, healing your pokemon outside of battle, having a longer challenge or move tutoring. After the match every one gets to keep every pokemon they catch and their starting pokemon if they win.

I thought for awhile on how to balance it. Basically each map would have a level and this level will be equal to the highest level possible of a randomly encountered pokemon. You are only allow to play maps certain maps after you do things in the main game. At first these things would be just collecting badge which will allow you to play level 40 maps. Then doing the post game will unlock higher level maps caping off at 60 or 70.

Once you unlocked the highest 70 map here's where the real funs starts you are aloud to create your own custom map or play on other people's custom maps. You can choose which pokemon appear there by using making your map with specific items (statues, orbs, charms, whatever) but the real fun part is that you can deposit two of your own pokemon into your map. They can't be interacted with but their off spring are one of your maps random encounters.

How to balance this is your map's "rank" goes up every time it is played. A map rank being higher allows to increase how many skills points are to be used there or the map's level or maybe how many special items you're aloud to use. Now here comes the restrictive part each player gets a rank which goes up every time they win on this mode. YOU MAY ONLY PLAY ON CUSTOM MAPS WITH A RANK WHICH IS NOT HIGHER THEN YOUR OWN. Once you and your map reach maximum rank it's one big party.

One problem I see is that people would be to busy catching pokemon IV breed offspring to actually try to win but here's idea there is a cap on how frequently you can get into a random encounter. Say you have a lot of encounters in a short amount of time you will have to wait before you encounter something again.

This idea seems feasible at least to me and it sounds like a cool way to get IV trained pokemon with out all the lack O fun. And this idea can be easily modify like having your starting pokemon, be one of your own letting the losers keep there starting pokemon or having no starting pokemon at all instead doing it safari zone style.

So what do you guys think?

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  1. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Personally I don't like it. There are a lot of games that have stuff like that, and if Pokemon copied that, the game would feel a lot less original.
  2. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov
    Personally I don't like it. There are a lot of games that have stuff like that, and if Pokemon copied that, the game would feel a lot less original.

    Ouch! Name one game and how it is similar. I mean the closest thing I could think of is unlocking weapons in Kid Icarus Uprising and that's a huge stretch. This mode is heavily reliant on it being a pokemon so I can't imagine something similiar in another game. I'm confused
    Updated 23rd July 2012 at 06:32 PM by Phoenixphlare
  3. Dream-boy's Avatar
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    It's creative and would be kinda cool but just like @Karamazov; said there are a lot of games that have stuff like that
  4. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THAT BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WANT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT
  5. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvernphlare
    Ouch! Name one game and how it is similar. I mean the closest thing I could think of is unlocking weapons in Kid Icarus Uprising and that's a huge stretch. This mode is heavily reliant on it being a pokemon so I can't imagine something similiar in another game. I'm confused
    For one, Digimon Masters Online. And Skyrim, too. I assume World of Warlcraft is similar, but I haven't played that.
    Oh, and Diablo II.
  6. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov
    For one, Digimon Masters Online. And Skyrim, too. I assume World of Warlcraft is similar, but I haven't played that.
    Oh, and Diablo II.
    How are those similar exactly? Skyrim doesn't even have a versus mode. Is progression from zero in a versus mode what you're talking about cause saying that unoriginal so it shouln't be in pokemon is like saying difficulty levels or boss fights are too unoriginal to be in Pokemon.

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