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Pokemon The Journey of Janice

So this is a slightly different kind of post. A regular visitor of this site, Allen Chingonzoh, has posted a story idea which can hopefully, one day, be turned into a great ROM hack! For those of you who don't know, Allen has written a couple of excellent walkthroughs for Pokemon Adventure Red Chapter and Pokemon Flora Sky.

So without further ado...

Detailed Write-up (Pastebin)
Detailed Write-up (Zippyshare)

Below is a short excerpt of the idea. The actual story is provided in a walkthrough fashion in the detailed write-up.

Story

Janice, her 4 friends Gina, Rose, Ryan and Kelvin have graduated from high school together with other 16-year olds and it is time for them to receive their Starter Pokemon and go off on their journeys as Pokemon Trainers. But unlike the others Janice already has a Pokemon, a Pidgey that has been another dear friend of hers for a while now. When Janice asks Pidgey if it would like to tag along with her on the big adventure that awaits all Trainers...Pidgey couldn't be more excited to go on its own journey with Janice. So it begins.

Features

  • New story, set in a new region called Petra.
  • Generation 1 to 3 Pokemon + any evolutions/pre-evolutions, type changes, ability changes introduced in later generations.
  • Gen 6 Learnset for Moves
  • Pokemon that evolve via trading, using Hold Items, time conditions etc will evolve either by leveling up or by Dawn Stone
  • Physical/Special split
  • Gen 5 Repel System
  • Reusable TMs (Gen 3 set of TMs)
  • EXP Share (Key Item that can be turned on/off)
  • EXP from catching Pokemon
  • Unique alternative to the HM system: a special Key Item called a Key Flute which is powered by gems called Notes that work like HMs. You can choose to teach a Pokemon the move for use in battles or they can just use the move in the field without having to learn it or requiring you to have obtained the right Badges. So long as you have Pokemon in your party that can learn a Note move, it can be used outside of battle.
  • Access to your PC from anywhere with the help of a special Key Item called a Storage Disc.
Detailed Write-up (Pastebin)
Detailed Write-up (Zippyshare)

Please provide feedback by commenting on this post or by contacting Allen via one of the following:
Pokecommunity thread
allenchngnzh22[at]gmail[dot]com (replaced [at] and [dot])

Comments

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    1. It's still in the idea phase. A team needs to be formed before work can start.

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  2. Nice idea looking forward to it, but I think PC anywhere can be laptop that accessed in menu if it's not bothersome to make...

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    1. Are there any ROM hacks that you've played or seen where PC anywhere was a working feature in the game? Because I only know of the code that allows for PC access from anywhere, but I haven't found any ROM hack that had it as a Key Item for example. So hopefully if it can be done in Journey of Janice, that would be fantastic :) same with the Key Flute.

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  3. This is a great story. Im reading the detailed idea and it has potential

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  4. Lol almost done the detailed plot. Someone needs to fund this idea. It would be a great rom hack

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    1. If people are willing to fund it, that would be insane :D thank you for taking the time to get through the story. It was a journey on its own, pun intended..?

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  5. I like it, very cool idea, plus an interesting starter choice

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    1. Thanks for that :) one of the early images I had in mind when I came up with the story was Janice riding a Bike on an open road, with Pidgey flying by her side. Two friends travelling together to explore the world around them.

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  6. need more mega evolution games

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  7. Hi everyone, I wanted to say I'm grateful for the feedback you've given so far, even the Unknown who needs more Mega Evolution games haha. The idea is out now, here, at the PokeCommunity and on Reddit too...all that can be done is to wait until some creative people step up to work with me and hopefully we get something started. Like I told Knuckle San, I'm new to this whole thing so any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

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  9. HEY ALLEN CHINGONZOH
    Your idea is good and me and my friend can add mega evo in the game.
    But i think the problem is with rayquaza s mega form because he needs dragon asset but i can fix this later.
    If you agree with us please reply or send the rom after creating we can add mega evo in the game.

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    1. Thanks for reaching out J Steven :)

      You don't have to worry about Rayquaza, because I didn't have any plan to have it in the game...it's not even in the story. Mega Evolution would mainly be for the arc where Janice battles Andre for the League Championship and the post-game mini arc where she takes on challengers like Harris. Would you still be willing to include Mega Evolution for that? Plus, at the moment all that's there is the idea...I haven't found anyone yet whom I can team up with to work on the rom.

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  10. (Note that i am not a jolt steven the maker of pkmn omega red)
    After playing pkmn unboun bt demo for two mintue i saw a mega rayquaza and i haven idea we can use,
    GREEN ORB=AS RAYQUAZAS MEGA STONE
    What do you think ALLEN CHINGONZOH and we also use red and blue orb for groudon and kyogre.

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  11. This is definitely a game I look forward to playing. I've always wanted to play a game with Pidgey as the starter 😊

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    1. Thanks for that :) just need to assemble a good team first to get started on the game.

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  12. Will there be an option for a male protagonist or just janis?

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  13. It'll sadly most likely be just a female protagonist since it I'd called "The journey of Janice" unless Allen comes up with something for a male protagonist but I don't believe that'll be the case here plus Allen is trying to tell a story here with this specific character as well and most likely no name change since once again telling a story with a specific character here but anyway, it would pretty much ruin the story if there was a playable male protagonist or name change for Janice, I could be wrong but only Allen knows the answer

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    1. Hi there Ninten11, Shadow_Kaiser :) yes, no option for a male protagonist in this one. But If you check the post-story section in the Notepad doc, I put in a couple of story ideas which feature a male protagonist, so please have a look at those and let me know what you think. They were ideas which came while I was working on this one.

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  14. Evening everyone :) I've had some edits to do to the Notepad doc, so here is the new updated link: https://www110.zippyshare.com/v/gZT4TpjX/file.html

    For those of you who prefer using PasteBin, here's the link: https://pastebin.com/qH6vk7NL

    I'm posting notes on the Journey of Janice thread at PokeCommunity, just to keep things active, so be sure to check them out after you're done with the Notepad doc.

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