So I had this idea for a long time, and wanted to see if it had any grounds for a game. I'll let the main character describe the situation:
I suppose that I should start from the beginning....There are these things, these creatures, called
Pocket Monsters or \"Pokemon. Magic creatures with all kinds of crazy powers. One day someone got
the bright idea that we should start capturing them in little tiny balls called Pokeballs to turn them
into pets. And we did. We raised them, bred them, and even created giant arenas where we would battle
them against each other in tournaments. Some people, though, didn't like that idea; they thought that
Pokemon should be free and not have to fight or be kept in little tiny balls. So they went to a criminal organization known as Team Rocket with plans for a what they told them was a "Pokemon Mind-Control Device". It took a while and probably cost them a pretty penny, but they managed to build it. Except it wasn't a mind control device at all, something that their leader didn't clue into until it was too late. It turns out that
the machine was actually a giant EMP, programmed specifically to disrupt the energy that Pokeball
relied on to capture and contain Pokemon. ...So that was it. Silph Co., which was the largest supplier and manufacturer of Pokeballs went bankrupt overnight. I hear they make billiard balls now. But, there's a new piece of technology that's all the rage these days: they call it a firearm or a gun. Whatever. What's really disturbing is that they say some people are starting to evolve just like Pokemon and gain strange powers. It's a little hard to believe, but look at things now. As for the Pokemon themselves, it apparently never
occured to the people who built the machine that it might have a negative effect on Pokemon as well
since they naturally possess and energy similar to the kind that Pokeballs used. A lot of Pokemon
died as a result and whole species went extinct overnight. Needless to say, the group, known as the
People Liberating Oppressed Pokemon or PLOP for short. There's a bit of chagrin about the group name, but when you trick a mass criminal organization into destroying trillions of dollars in technology and killing millions of innocent creatures "PLOP" just doesn't seem nasty enough.
Yeah, I know, post-apocolypitic Pokemon game. The mass-extinction scenario provides a handy explaination as to why all 9 million Pokemon aren't in the game, and the mutation explains why certain folks can use magic.The main character
He's a bartender and former Silph Co. employee whose dad owns a tauros farm up north. Losing his job really didn't do much for his character, so he's not your usual gung-ho Trainer. He was originally one of the testers of pokeballs, so he's very skilled with throwing weapons.The friend
His first appearance involves eagerly showing up for ladies' night, so you can kind of guess his character. His parents run one of the largest firearm companies on the planet, so naturally he's going be skilled in gunplay. His uncle Is (or was) Giovanni, the leader of the now-disbandedTeam Rocket, so he's got a bit of a vendetta.
The one with the "special powers" that the Friend meets after ladies' night is cancelled due to severe property damage. She's introduced to the main character early on, but she doesn't have a full array of magic; there are 5 different "versions", and you're randomly assigned one of them for the rest of the game.
System: RMVX Ace (thought I'd give it a try)
So, feedback, anyone?