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  1. "Your hairstyle is the one we all depend on!"

    Hello! You're in a laboratory, but you don't work there. In fact, you're probably not even authorized to be there. But you wanted to do some exploring since you ran out of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and need to wait 15 minutes before you can buy some more. When you wait at least 15 minutes, you sleep very well at night. You reach a room with a cute gelatinous creature meditating in the middle. As you approach, he stands up and says ":)" which isn't really a word but you hear it in your head somehow. He takes out a small container of cream cheese and rubs some on your nose. From this point forward, you have to run (you run by reflex, not walk) through the mazes of the lab until you reach a room where a secret agent is snowboarding. He talks about some stuff you already learned in some of your science classes and asks you what your favorite song is. Before you can answer, both of you are turned into birds. The bookcases begin to yawn and will continue to do so for 5 hours. A few days later, no one seems to remember what swimming pools are, but they just went for a vacation and they'll return with vanilla wafers. I have to cut this short because I feel like taking a nap, but if you want, reply with what your favorite plant is. I'll take your answers into consideration when I post the second part later on in the year.
  2. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    WEEKLY SERIES 5 - FINAL ENTRY (no picture this time because it's just covering the misc things that weren't an entry on their own) SPACE Agne's space crew was attacked two years ago. On Cerri, space travel actually isn't as advanced yet as it is on Earth. It was in 2014 that Kirbie told me the first crew recently went out to space and got attacked. So it's actually been longer than 2 years now, I just went with how long it's been since it happened when I first had Crolea explain it in the game. The space crew from Cerri is okay now, but I don't know if they've gone back. I think I remember Kirbie mentioning that there's an extraterrestrial organization that doesn't want us to go to space yet, but I'm not sure if that was the motive for the attack on the space crew. It isn't the motive for the space crew being attacked in Spork though. UNUSED TRAINER CLASSES/ARTIST AND ATHLETIC BODY TYPES There are two main kinds of artists and three main kinds of athletes on Cerri. For the artists, there's creative artists and power artists. Creative artists make art as a form of self-expression or just for the beauty of art itself, while power artists use art in combat. In combat, power artists are 100% offense-focused. From what I know, I think any kind of art can be either creative or power depending on how it's used. A creative artist can design a machine, and a power artist can make it work. They often work together for reasons like this. Artistic body types are more flexible than athletic body types. I'd say that Meloetta's Aria form is a creative artist while its Pirouette form is a power artist. For the athletes, there are epopts, infantry, and juggernauts. Epopts have the highest speed and jumping ability, while juggernauts have the highest strength and durability. Infantry are in the middle. They're faster than people who aren't athletes, but they're not as fast as epopts. They're stronger than people who aren't athletes, but they aren't as strong as juggernauts. Very early on before development in RPG Maker/Essentials started, I considered making these five body types as trainer classes, but Kirbie was against the idea so I didn't. Before we knew what we know now about artists, we thought epopts were the flexible ones. It wasn't until later that we learned artists are the ones with the highest flexibility. The reason Kirbie was against using them as trainer classes is because what we originally thought about epopts was wrong, and we didn't want to risk making trainer classes based off these body types in case we still have a misconception or two about them. It should also be noted that senses and physical ability are higher on Cerri than on Earth. For example, epopts can jump over several-story buildings. But even people who aren't athletes or artists or have some other specialization have higher stats than on Earth. PUMPKINS There's a shady businessman on Cerri who wears a pumpkin mask. I forget his name, but I remember some details about his personal life. One part of that relates to Barker, but I can't say what it is since along with one of the assumptions I made about the Data Vault, it would also spoil his reason for wanting to go there. But Barker as a whole isn't supposed to based on him, just this one detail. I think that's everything. I had fun making these entries, and I hope they were also fun to read Battle Frontier progress: After last week, I actually haven't been able to work on it until yesterday. Daylight savings time messed with my sleep schedule, and it's also been a busy week for me on the site for staff-related reasons. But I should be back to working on it regularly now. I don't really have an estimate for how long the final facility will take. I could see it being done a week from now, but I could also see it taking longer. The planning part for specific data I need to work with will take more time than the implementation. (this makes it sound like it's more complicated than it really is but I'm trying not to spoil anything)
  3. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    After a long time of waiting, Pokemon Spork is finally here performing for you, if you know the words you can join in too! Most of the following info was also in the development topic, but I revised it to hopefully be neater and clarify a few things. STORY You and your big sister, Emily, are on vacation in the Ceolis region. Although both of you already have a Pokemon, they've just been pets for you up until now and so neither you or Emily have ever battled before. Along with exploring the region, you and Emily decide to try out the Ceolis League and test each others' skills along the way. Sometimes, you'll cross paths with an organization called Team Portal. Team Portal has a leader, three admins, and an army of agents. The admins are Barker, Felicia, and Quinn. Barker's areas are business and physical labor. Felicia is a magician. Quinn handles water-related missions. The leader's identity as well as Team Portal's objective are for you to discover on your own as you play the game, so I won't mention those here. During your adventure, you'll come across a species of beings called Sea Stars that aren't human or Pokemon. They were the first inhabitants of Ceolis and have their own society. They have some skilled trainers among them, including one of the Ceolis League's Elite Four. The story is more lighthearted than most fangames as well as the canon games. Death does not exist here. That doesn't just mean that no characters will die, it also means death literally isn't something that happens to people or Pokemon. Ceolis has 18 gyms, one for each type. The current version, episode 4, goes up to the twelfth gym. There's no level cap or field effects. FEATURES -Can choose any first-form non-legendary Pokemon as your starter (including standalone Pokemon that don't evolve) -In addition to the EV/IV screen on Pokemons' summary pages, there are also EV training centers with rooms for each stat. There are three of these in Ceolis. The first one has Pokemon that give 1 EV in their respective stat, the second give 2, and the third give 3. -Holiday Pokemon that you can turn into and access exclusive areas (3 in current episode, will be 4 total) -Fossil Pokemon are available in the wild in "Classic Park" -Hoenn-style Pokemon Contests (not properly working yet) -Battle Frontier (postgame). There will be five facilities total. The Battle Tower and Battle Factory are among them, and the other three are new. However, it won't work exactly the same as the battle facilities from the official series. -Sidequest areas similar to Rejuvenation's help centers and Desolation's rangers' guilds. There are five planned, with four in the current release. Each has its own theme. Currently there's the Ranger HQ, Police Station, Pokemon Research Institute, and Help Section in the Sea Star Society. -An NPC who can teach any type of Hidden Power to a Pokemon (available at an area between the 7th and 8th gym) -Singing career (postgame) -All Pokemon have max happiness by default -All Combee and Salandit are female for evolution convenience SCREENSHOTS EPISODE 4 DOWNLOAD LINK http://www.mediafire.com/file/i4ntnnnuv97buqv/Spork+4.zip A wild Pokemon availability list is included in the game's folder. FUTURE EPISODE PROGRESS KNOWN BUGS (STRIKETHROUGH = FIXED FOR NEXT RELEASE) - PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE POSTING ABOUT A BUG IN CASE IT'S ALREADY KNOWN/BEEN REPORTED (NOTE: Pokedex entries aren't bugged; what they say is 100% intended)
  4. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    Reuploaded with the following updates and fixes: -added a move tutor to the Battle Mall for the Pledge moves -Pokemon now have max happiness when hatching from eggs and when caught by a Friend Ball It's kind of funny that since Friend Balls set a Pokemon's happiness to 200, they were actually lowering it XD
  5. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    Your Eevee's happiness was 136. I raised it to 255. I wasn't sure whether you wanted Espeon or Umbreon so I didn't evolve it, but since it's level 1 it shouldn't take long to evolve. I checked pokemon.txt and I didn't forget to change Eevee's happiness to 255, so this is strange...do Pokemon that hatch from eggs start with a different amount of happiness than Pokemon caught in the wild or obtained from events? EDIT: I just noticed you had two Eevee in your party. The second one's happiness was 132 so I raised that one to 255 also. Game.rxdata
  6. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    It should still be max happiness in day/night. Unless your Eevee is from before mid-June 2017, all Pokemon should have max happiness by default too. If you send me your save file, I can evolve it for you into whichever one you want and try to figure out why it hasn't evolved.
  7. I need no introduction, but my name is Icy
    I'm so stylish my sand castles are pricy
    Cold rhymes and fire breath, you can call it freezerburn
    One verse will end this, you don't even get a turn 
    I attack my foes with intensity and grace
    My skill's astronomical, it goes beyond space 
    If you're on my team then you're living the dream
    Otherwise you're buying us all ice cream
    I've got people everywhere, you can't escape our vision
    And we can all roast with utmost precision 
    I think that's enough to make my point clear
    So that's all for now, I hope you have a good year

    1. Ikaru


      where's my :fire: react?

  8. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    I thought maybe if some worked and others didn't that I might have consistently misspelled their names when adding them under the TMs, but their spelling under Smack Down and all others seems to match their internal names. And that they're working now is even stranger.
  9. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    I'm not sure why that happens, since they're listed to learn their TMs and tutor moves in the tms.txt file...but I tried with Thief and Hidden Power and the same happened to me. EDIT @FairFamily I forgot to ask but were there any TM moves they could learn at all, or could they not learn a single one? Also, where are the party screen icons you have for Naganadel and Stakataka from?
  10. Is there also a Watermaze, Firemaze, and Windmaze? 

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    2. Candy


      Wabou Earthmaze (no one remembers the earth benders sad)

    3. DreamblitzX


      @Candy I said earthmaze.......


      I see how it is.

    4. Candy


      Oops didn't scroll up muh badsies~

  11. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    WEEKLY SERIES 4 - DATA VAULT I had a dream about the Data Vault before I knew what it was. In the dream, I was accompanying someone there. The person I was accompanying had an orange glow and was wearing a fairy costume complete with wings. Someone stood aside to let her go through. The outside of the Data Vault and the surrounding area was beautiful. There were light patterns similar to the Aurora Borealis surrounding us. The Data Vault isn't in any specific city, region, planet, etc. It's its own place in the universe. I don't know how accurate the way I portrayed it in Spork is compared to the real thing, but I have at least two* assumptions about how the real one works: 1) (mentioned by Pandora at Norall Mountain) that those who go there aren't allowed to share the information they learned, unless there are people it absolutely needs to be shared with (for example, trying to find where someone went who seems to have disappeared without notice, and passing along the whereabouts of the person to their family and friends) 2) that you're only allowed to go for the information you came for, and can't go looking around in other places And the second isn't at all how it'll work in Spork from the player's perspective. You're encouraged to explore and interact with all of the files. The Data Vault in Spork has five sections, but one that needs to be unlocked through a sidequest (this sidequest also unlocks two other files in other sections). The one shown in the picture above has information on every character in the game that isn't revealed elsewhere, which can include things like how they met their first Pokemon, their favorite food, how they got into their career, etc. *I actually have three, but the third assumption sort of spoils Barker's reason for wanting to go there, so I'll hold off on mentioning that one The next entry will be the last one. It'll include other small details that on their own weren't big enough to make an entire entry about, but are long enough for an entry together. Battle Frontier progress: I finished the Battle Factory less than half an hour before I started typing this entry. Only one facility left to go! I saved my favorite one for last.
  12. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    I have no idea how this happened, since I didn't give that move to Pyukumuku O . O I checked the pokemon.txt file to make sure, and Pyukumuku can't learn it according to what's listed there. Pix is a move meant for my ingame character's Sylveon, Cynesthesia. Cynesthesia, who the Sylveon is named after, came up with the move herself.
  13. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    For the first one, I'm unfortunately not sure where I would go in order to fix that. I didn't know that egg group was tied to IV distribution and I don't know where I could find that in the scripts. But if you'd like the IVs of the Pokemon changed, I can change them if you send me your save file. Reuploaded with the second one fixed. I forgot to add the "Defeated Elite Four" control switch to the event tiles on the stairs. Out of curiosity, how did you beat the There are a few legendary sidequests that are a lot sillier than that one
  14. Rejuvenation | Dev Blog [Status Thread]

    If Gardevoir and Madame X have a connection, it would be that they're enemies. Madame X sent Kanon to stop them, saying that their cult would cause the future destruction of the world.
  15. Reborn Theories?

    About the quoted post with the word "Lizzelin": Sigmund talks to himself about someone named "Lizzie" sometimes, which is his sister Elizabeth. Lizzie had depression and Sigmund believes that electroconvulsive therapy could've helped her, but she wasn't able to get the treatment. This is the reason why Sigmund chose to become a psychiatrist. More info can be found in this thread. Sigmund never uses the word "Lizzelin" so the quoted poster is mixing the two names out of not remembering everything, I think. Lizzie and Lin are two separate people. He does also say Lin seems familiar, but that's different to his conversations about Lizzie.
  16. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    I didn't know I could do that . o . Thanks! I'm still set on the Little Cup idea, but knowing this, I'll be able to make them level 100 instead of level 5.
  17. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    Reuploaded with the following fixes and updates: -finished the previously abandoned hide and seek sidequest (although it goes past the public release up to the postgame, so only some of it is currently doable) -fixed a typo in the first part of the hide and seek sidequest, where "Once in a while someone will find me" said "Once in a while someone will found me" -fixed Voltorb Flip table events being out of place due to moving the tables around after reducing the map size a few months ago -added a hide and seek event to Tinder Village, which I seem to have skipped over before -fixed incorrect railing tiles at some parts of the Tullborn and Inoset harbors -added a Pyukumuku to the Pokemon Fan Club next to the girl who talks about Pyukumuku. It says "Squish!" -added the USUM Pokemon. To evolve Rockruff into Duck Lycanroc, use a Dusk Stone. Poipole, Stakataka, and Blacephalon are available as starters, and Poipole and Stakataka have events in the public release, located in the Pokemon Fan Club and Opaque Valley just outside Belinda's old mansion respectively. The obtainablepokemon notepad file has been updated with this information. Blacephalon isn't currently available outside starter selection as it's in episode 5 content. Since Ame's USUM Pokemon sprite pack didn't include party screen icons, they currently have Lycanroc's icon as a placeholder. Funnily enough, I had the same issue with making Blacephalon a starter as I did with the Battle Factory issue mentioned in the post above this. I had to shorten its internal name to "BLACE" (its public name, which is separate from internal name, still displays as Blacephalon). Theoretically shortening the internal names of Pokemon could also resolve the Battle Factory issue, but I'd have to edit every single mention of those Pokemons' names in every PBS file where they're mentioned, and in any ingame events where they're received. But I've decided on the idea of all the rentals being first stage Pokemon at level 5. I think work on the Battle Frontier will go quicker now that I fully know what I want to do with the Factory. Hide and seek locations (they have to be done in this exact order):
  18. this new person is bad at making introductions

    Welcome! Here's an ice cream sandwich
  19. A "What do you cook like?" thread where people share recipes.

    1. LemonJones


      Here's a fun idea

    2. Sirius


      Image result for do it gif

      I had pasta earlier and took a picture I didn't know where to share :I Maybe someone should start a thread

    3. Candy


      @splargle was just gonna tag you for your pasta

  20. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    WEEKLY SERIES 3 - ROGUES In Spork, the Rogues were defeated long ago and moved on with their lives. But on Cerri, their organization exists in the present. They function similarly to the Guardians - each one has an elemental specialization and they also have Sentinels. This is because many of them are former Guardians themselves. I don't know the specific details of the Rogues' goal, which is why I didn't go into much detail about it in Spork, other than them wanting to take control of Ceolis when it was just discovered by humans and make it into their ideal region. I guess in Spork they could be considered similar to Team Skull - some of them weren't happy with the way their home regions were run, so they were fighting to prevent more rules they didn't agree with or expectations they couldn't meet. Except they were more organized than Team Skull was. For the Rogues on Cerri, they do want the best for everyone and go to great lengths to do what they see as helping people, but they have questionable methods...Kirbie said they brainwash people. I'm not sure if she meant that figuratively (strong persuasive skills) or literally (something like hypnotism). But it's a scary thought either way. I was told a little about the leader of the Rogues, but I don't remember his name, or if I was told about any others. What I do remember about him is that he's 1100, which is older than any of the Guardians, and the element he uses is earth (which still exists on Cerri in the elemental sense, even if planet Earth is a simulation). I imagine someone with abilities like Crolea's could be a major weakness for the Rogues' "brainwashing". If the brainwashing is just strong persuasive speeches, that kind of thing wouldn't be effective against someone who can sense emotions and tell that someone is lying or has some kind of ulterior motive. If it's something more literal like hypnotism, they may be able to help snap the hypnotized people out of it. Next week's entry will be about the Data Vault~ Battle Frontier progress: I decided to work on the Battle Factory fourth instead of fifth, but I'm currently experiencing scripting issues. The problem here is that the script for receiving a Pokemon won't work if it takes up more than one line in the event page, and some Pokemons' names are long enough to make it go over a line. I tried setting them to level 90 instead of 100 to make a little more space, but some like Butterfree still go over a line. I tried using extendtext and it doesn't work, even though I've used extendtext before and had no problems then. I don't know what to do, so I think I'll go back to my original plan and save the Battle Factory for last...since the starter selection Pokemon all work in the intro scene, maybe I could make the Battle Factory a Little Cup of just Pokemon in the first stage at level 5? I think something like that would be cute and worth considering. I've also finished a sidequest that I abandoned for some time. It's been partially in the game since 1.6, but I don't know if anyone's found it. I wouldn't recommend searching it out because I actually forgot the step in the sidequest that was supposed to be in Tinder Village (which I added when I was finishing it this week), so doing it as it exists in the public release might cause strange things with the variable associated with the sidequest. I abandoned it originally because the reward was obsolete, but I have a different reward for it now.
  21. Rejuvenation | Dev Blog [Status Thread]

    When I mentioned to Jan a few months ago that these are in the game, he said that they're no longer fully accurate.

    Spork is my own game Solar Light and Lunar Dark is one game, it just sounds like two. I've played three episodes of it and it was always "Solar Light and Lunar Dark".

    I didn't know members could see who voted in their polls . o . Solar Light and Lunar Dark are the same game, so they should be one poll option. It's the entire name of one game rather than two separate games. Fangames that come to mind that you forgot: Desolation, Spork, Full Moon, Xenogene, Zenith, Crystonite, Empire The first three have a playable release while the latter four are working on their first versions. Poll suggestion: separate ROM hacks and fangames into two different questions. Since there's a poll limit of 20 answers per question, this may be necessary to squeeze all of them in if you update it frequently with more fangames and ROM hacks.
  24. Pokemon Spork Episode 4

    That's correct, the battle background there is Reborn's New World.