Pokémblem - 29 chapters

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Demo is 29 chapters / areas to explore.

Patch to FE8U How to patch a rom. Online patcher.

Last updated: Oct. 1st, 2021

Releases -
v0.30: Oct 1st, 2021 - Rebuilt from scratch. Save files from before Sept. 21 incompatible.
v0.21: Jan 29, 2021
v0.20: Jan 18, 2021
v0.10: Nov. 14, 2020
v0.06: Sept. 29, 2020
v0.05: Sept. 12, 2020

Tested on real hardware & mGBA. Currently incompatible with JOHNGBA.

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Playtesters wanted! Join the discord above to playtest or follow development.

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About

Pokemon gen1 but fire emblem combat. It currently has 29 chapters, which is content up to Lt Surge.

Re-live your journey through Kanto in this reimagining of Pokémon. Battle with your whole party at once, and devise strategies to take down the toughest foes. Catch and evolve Pokémon as you train up your favorites. Enjoy balanced gameplay where grinding has little effect and swapping out team members may be the key if you’re struggling. You play your way in this fun, fast-paced game.

Features:

  • Level-up moves
  • TMs, Skill Scrolls
  • Equippable Accessories
  • Trainer Battles
  • Supereffective/resisted attacks
  • DangerZone
  • Classes = pokémon
  • Tons of custom code
  • Catch new ones
  • Many quality of life features
  • Combat is challenging but fair
  • Pokémon revived at pokécenters
  • Dialogue/story is sparse and usually optional
  • Freely explore Kanto
  • Fast-travel via route signs
  • Grinding possible but exp formula prevents becoming overlevelled

Credits

Thank you all!

Development

Vesly
Scub - items & movesets

Systems

DangerRadius - Huichelaar
Capture - Tequila
EffectivenessRework - Tequila
SkillSystems - circles, Sme, & others
Trap Rework - Sme
Combat Arts - Sme
FreeMovement - Sme (eventually to be inserted)
ModularPreBattleSkills - Myself
PromoteOnLvl - Myself
Map/chapter transitions - Huichelaar
I’ve edited all of these systems in some (often minor) way to better fit Pokemblem.

Special Thanks

7743, without whom this project would not be possible. He’s added many features and patches to FEBuilder that I greedily requested, and has always offered support when I was having trouble.

Assets

  • FEGBA formatting (including tracing or redrawing) - Vesly

  • Trainer sprites - Zaim

  • Pokemart Clerk - Zaim

  • Tileset water animations - N426

  • Evolution stones - N426

  • Potion Icons & Stat boosters - Jester

  • Tech Skill Icons - Jester

  • Pewter Tileset Palette improvements - Zoramine

  • Status Screen BG - SD9k

Sources:

  • Spriter’s resource FRLG (link).
    • Maps originally ripped by: Bob799, Sapphire_Dragon, fabnt, Axmarrone, Hoeloe, GaryXCJK, Wess, LF
    • FR/LG Trainers originally ripped by: Sapphire_Dragon

Misc.

AI4 as group ai - PhantomSentine
Examine item fix - Sme
Fates exp - Crazycolorz5
Levelup rework - Zeta
Dynamic equip - Gamma
GetDeployedUnitX - Snek
Full Heal item - MintX
Debuffs restore quicker, lvls above 31 saved, additional trap types, effectiveness calcs - Myself

Playtesters

Ariadna
MournfulRelic
bpat
YourHiro
Elzaim
Scub
Leche
MikiBrock
Tbone

Patches

256 Col Title Screen - Leonarth
All instrument - Blazer
254 minimugs - Gryz
CasualMode - circles
Ch titles as text - circles
Drumfix - circles
remove control enemy - Brendor
Split menu - Stan, circles
Escape - ngmansion, aera
GetPressedKeys - Shuusuke
GetUnitDistance - Snek
RescueEvent - circles
EMS - Stan
Ai & LeaderAI fix - Stan
Battle Stats - Tequila
UNCM - Tequila
AIDangerMapFix - Gamma
HPBars - Circles
ImprovedSoundMixer - ipatix
NicerFog - Leonarth
MagicSwordRework - Sme
MMB - Zane
NarrowFont - Scraiza
RNGRandomizer - TR143
Sound_NIMAP - circles, Alusq
about a hundred more - 7743

F2U Sprites - Repo post

Pokemblem project assets are free to use (with credit).

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With pokemon sprites being a thing… anything truly is possible through hacking lol

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I’ve had an idea swimming around in my head for a while, I’ll most likely never do anything with it but, a complete remake of Pokemon Mystery dungeon 2 in the sacred stones. It’d be easier to do now than ever before

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I absolutely needed this in my life.

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happyhappyhaopy

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I might start by designing each pokémon as a class replacement with buildfiles.
Nvm lol.

Summary

Anyone who wants to use the pokémon class design could work from there to create their own hack. And it could even be applied on top of many hacks to simply replace all classes with pokémon. That way, I could have a patch like “FE8 but with pkmn instead”.

Even better would be: define which classes to become pkmn and which pkmn to choose, similar to a custom build of skillsys. But as the palette is per allegiance, I don’t know that it’s possible as these sprites use a different one than vanilla. This method is probably beyond the scope of what I can do myself, but for now I’ll work on some class design.

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Haha so this is actually a concept I’ve wanted to do for a while now, I was gonna make a hack where you play through the Kanto region in FE. Each route and city is a chapter and you go through catching pokemon and playing srpg battles. These standing sprites are a hella of a lot better than the ones I was trying to make though.

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These are the official gen 3 sprites. I’ve just formatted them for FEGBA:

  • Colour reduced them as best I could
  • Re-arranged the palette
  • Touched some up slightly
  • Placed copies of each of the 302 frames into the corresponding 2,718 frame slots & exported the combined images

Repo post

Summary

However, the real next step would be re-drawing parts of the pokémon / cropping them to fit 16x16 or 16x32 image sizes where possible. Fe8 can display something like 60 different classes on the map at once if they’re all 16x16 images. As these are 32x32, even with lots of each one being transparent, it means a max of about 15 different pokémon/classes on a map at once. Most of them don’t fit within 16 pixels wide, so it would be quite an undertaking to re-draw those that are too wide. Even so, hopefully some peope find it useful. I’d be interested in doing some sort of collaboration for a pokémon themed hack, which is what I made this thread for.

:slightly_smiling_face:

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Do you plan to do all generations? Or just certain gens?

Just Gen 1 for now. It was a lot of work to convert them, and they present OAM issues as is.

If there’s significant interest in adding more (eg. I see projects using them) then I will probably port more at some point. But I wouldn’t expect anything in the near future.

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Understood

You can probably get some really good ideas from here.

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Thanks. @Leonarth is leagues ahead of me when it comes to any sort of coding, so I don’t want to lead the project if it were to go in that direction. But definitely some cool stuff there!

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Inserted areas up to Pewter, but only set the terrain for about half of it so far. The colours here are a bit weird unfortunately.

The Bulbasaurs below are really 60% pidgey 40% ratata. Using the ‘monster’ and ‘special’ markers, they vary who and where they are (by a couple of tiles).

I’ve closed off some areas for now (eg. Route 22 on the left) that I am not going to create until I have something playable.

Soon I’ll work on a bit of combat and see how that goes. Not really sure which combat elements to take from each game, but I’m hoping to have a little demo ready next month. If anyone has ideas, hit me up.

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wait this is soooo coolll wtf

Wasn’t it the Echoes hack that added learnable command skills? You could give the pokemon these command skills and adjust the PP values (hehe) to where switching them around is key.

Perhaps instead of a levelup system, the goal is to learn certain skills and discard others to make a well-optimized pokemans team? You can only have four skills, but leveling up always gives you a new one and you can choose to overwrite the old ones?

Just spitballing. Not sure if this is ASM you’re capable of performing, or willing.

Sorry, which hack is this? I’m interested.

I know that proc skills as combat arts exists as a version of skillsys, but I haven’t… assembled the knowledge needed to effectively utilize that sort of thing yet.

I’ll see myself out now. Thanks for the ideas.

It’s Sacred Echoes
Come to think of it, Promotion and Evolution is kinda same things

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It seems GaidenMagic isn’t compatible with SkillSys yet. However, these are some systems I would ideally love to prominently feature:

  • SkillSys by Circles, Sme, & others
  • Combat arts by Sme
  • Capture by Tequila
  • DangerRadius by Huichelaar
  • GaidenMagic by Gamma
  • SpecialCommand (per class) by 7743

I think I can event Teq’s capture to have the captured unit join your party instead of being dropped & killed. Perhaps I can even make it require having a pokeball in your inventory & have a variable chance of failure.

Eventing post nobody asked for:

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This event uses the SetUnitStatus patch to warp a varying unit to a variable location. This just means the same event would work for any pokecenter, rather than nearly identical events for each pokecenter. The simpler way of using MOVEONTO that does almost the same thing will crash the game if walking through impassible terrain.

"That's useful for my hack too!", said no one

Here we have Tequila’s capture evented to have the unit join our party (automatically sent to the “PC box” for now). Thank you to 7743 for making this possible.
2TTROUriWW

More niche events

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That’s sick, recreating an entire game in a game, something like playing pac man on a calculator or something, and pokemon on other games.

What kind of breaking the 5th wall is this?

Good job man, this seems like a great hack, gonna play it later.
Thank you for that sick recreation, not a single soul on the forum could archieve tha alone, lucky you have an entire community to help.

PS: Will you recreate other games on FE ? If the answer is yes, then; Which one will be?

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