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Overview

Perhaps you are wondering where the "Redux" in this game's title comes from. For that, there is a long answer and a short answer. 

 

The Long: Pokémon Pumpkin is my second completed fangame, which I released in 2018. For those who know me from other sites, yes, Pokémon Castaway came out before Pumpkin. However, Pumpkin's development was finished before I agreed to join Relic Castle's Game Jam Four. Michael and I began talking because he showed up in my DMs demanding to test and I was too shy to say no volunteered to playtest Pumpkin. Things just rolled from there.  A full year has passed since then. During that time I've started my most ambitious project yet with Michael,  completed another tiny fangame, abandoned two other personal projects, and left the wonderful Pokémon Umbra team to focus on myself. (Alright, that should be enough plugs.) Though this is the long explanation, I won't get into the nitty-gritty. What I will say is that I've been very conflicted since the summer about the quality of my work and what I want my fangames to be. I found myself questioning everything from graphical styles to gameplay mechanics. In the end, I decided that I would remake Pokémon Pumpkin into a game I respect more. Pumpkin will never be perfect, but I wanted to do it a little more justice with the dev skills I have built up over the past year. 

 

In addition, I have to give a really big thanks to @Michael_ for all the hard work he put into this game. He helped me revamp trainer sprites, and puzzle out the logistics (or lack thereof) of coding. He dragged me out of the angst (a bit more literally than you'd think) and motivated me to finish this redux. 

 

The Short:

Old game bad. New game less bad. 

 

Visual Comparisons

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What does this mean?

1. Can I transfer my save from old Pumpkin to Pumpkin Redux?

Unfortunately, you cannot. There are a number of mapping and eventing differences that will inevitably result in softlocks, bugs, and other sequential problems. 

 

2. Do I need to play old Pumpkin to understand Pumpkin Redux?

Nope! The story's gone through a couple logistical refinements, but it's all the same in the end. 

 

3. I found a bug in the old game, can you help me out?

First of all, don't play the old version if you somehow got ahold of it. The answer is yes, but please DM me rather than posting the bug on the thread. I'd prefer to keep problems with the new game here now, so there isn't confusion.

 

The Story

The game takes place over a single day, October 31st. Being the sugar-starved child that you are, you convince your overprotective sister to let you set out on a trick-or-treating adventure across the region. Her only condition? (Beyond staying on the path, not seeking out serial killers, and looking both ways before crossing the street.) Be home before midnight. Collect candy, make some unlikely friends, and solve a few mysteries along the way!

 

Features

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  • A trick-or-treating system
  • An informal candy economy: trade your sweets for certain Pokémon, helpful items, and other useful supplies
  • A major trainer battle and encounter overhaul to increase difficulty
  • Around 8 to 16 hours of gameplay
  • A murder-mystery-solving segment 
  • A walkthrough for the aforementioned murder-mystery segment, should that not be your jam
  • Pokémon from up to gen 7
  • The plot twist is probably not that you were a real ghost the entire time
  • There's uh, probably some semblance of writing in this somewhere

 

Screenshots

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Download Link

 

Credits

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(If I have forgotten to include someone, or if a credit is incorrect, please point it out to me via DM or comment on the thread.)

 

Audio

Full Youtube Playlist
 

Additional SEs and BGS

Vovo
iteachvader
Yoni Arousement
ZharK

 

 

Graphics

AJ. Nitro
Alistar
Aveontrainer
Badatman3
BobDSmith
C1994
Clara
Davias
Desgardes
Drshnaps
Eevee
Ekat
Heartlessdragoon
Heisenman
JigglyPuffGirl
Kyledove
LunarDusk6
M3rein
Michael
Mikker
Nemau
Nx-Kun
Pika
Pipian
Ploaj
Pokémon Acanthite
Pokémon Alexandrite
Pokémon Dawn
Pokémon Eclipse
Pokémon Reborn Team
Pokémon Rejuvination Team
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PrincessPhoenix
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Shadow Sora
Smartypanda
Smogon SM Sprite Project
Smogon XY Sprite Project
SoniChaos
Sora Havok
spaceemotion
spritemight
Techokami
TiarnyTurnabout
TheMorningFlash15
Unas
Vurtax
Wesley FG
xPokeJosex
Zhen Lin 
Zein

 

Scripts
Crystal Noel  
DerxwnaKapsyla
Diego Mertins 
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game_guy
JessWishes
Lucidious89
Luka S.J.
Marin
Maralis
Maruno
Michael
Mr. Gela
Pokémon Reborn Team
Pokémon Zero Team
Tustin2121.
Vendily
Wolfpp 
Zerokid

 

Testing
@Michael
@Scyl

 

Creator
Ekat

 

"Pokémon Essentials" was created by:
Flameguru
Poccil (Peter O.)
Maruno

With contributions from:
AvatarMonkeyKirby
Luka S.J.
Boushy
MiDas Mike
Brother1440
Near Fantastica
FL.
PinkMan
Genzai Kawakami
Popper
help-14
Rataime
IceGod64
SoundSpawn
Jacob O. Wobbrock
the__end
KitsuneKouta
Venom12
Lisa Anthony
Wachunga
and everyone else who helped out!

"RPG Maker XP" by:
Enterbrain

Pokémon is owned by:
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo

 

 

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Download link now available
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3. Can I demand to be a playtester to gain early access to the game?

While I appreciate your offer of help, I feel I don't need it at the moment. Pumpkin is a fairly small game. 

Oh thank god, I don't have to give the player brain damage from running their head into trees.

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9 hours ago, Scyl said:

Oh thank god, I don't have to give the player brain damage from running their head into trees.

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Your first mistake was assuming I wouldn't list you as an honorary playtester. Put on your helmet and start testing tree collision data. 

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Your first mistake was assuming I wouldn't list you as an honorary playtester. Put on your helmet and start testing tree collision data. 

I would, but you never sent me the game, so F.

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I have to say this game looks pretty good, i look forward to it.

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2 hours ago, Scyl said:

I would, but you never sent me the game, so F.

That's because I've been being lazy and I have to:

A) Finish the PBS for the boss fights

B) Test said boss fights

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Well uh, since there wasn't an update post to bump the thread, I'll just say that the game is now out!

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I feel sorry for the poor fuckers who had to playtest it.

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So it's time to leave my opinion here even though i only played the first 30 minutes of it.

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I start with the gameplay, it's so much fun, i really like the halloween idea and the jokes. What i don't like is that so many persons want to trade items or Pokemons and you forget so fast because then five new ones come and you think: "Dammit who was the one who wanted to give me the dusk balls".

Now the graphics: So funny and nice. I wish i could make such good graphics. Really, it's such a good work.

And lastly the music: The music choices you made are really good and i hope you don't get in trouble because of them.

 

So yeah, i really like this game and hope that i will enjoy the rest of this game even more!

 

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1 hour ago, Raion said:

So it's time to leave my opinion here even though i only played the first 30 minutes of it.

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I start with the gameplay, it's so much fun, i really like the halloween idea and the jokes. What i don't like is that so many persons want to trade items or Pokemons and you forget so fast because then five new ones come and you think: "Dammit who was the one who wanted to give me the dusk balls".

Now the graphics: So funny and nice. I wish i could make such good graphics. Really, it's such a good work.

And lastly the music: The music choices you made are really good and i hope you don't get in trouble because of them.

 

So yeah, i really like this game and hope that i will enjoy the rest of this game even more!

 

There's a guide in the folder with all the trades so it doesn't get all that cluttered. It contains everything from eggs to candy trades so it should help you out in that regard!

 

Most, if not all of the music comes from other Nintendo games or final fantasy so I doubt any companies are gonna destroy us for it.

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2 hours ago, Michael_ said:

There's a guide in the folder with all the trades so it doesn't get all that cluttered. It contains everything from eggs to candy trades so it should help you out in that regard!

Oh, ok. Thanks for the info.

 

2 hours ago, Michael_ said:

Most, if not all of the music comes from other Nintendo games or final fantasy so I doubt any companies are gonna destroy us for it.

Glad to hear it.

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24 minutes ago, inktalegaster said:

ima just ask this here where do i go after getting tm strength? mt cyprus seems overleveled

 

Yeah, it's Mt. Cypress afaik. I don't remember it being too unbearable though.

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1 minute ago, Michael_ said:

Yeah, it's Mt. Cypress afaik. I don't remember it being too unbearable though.

thanks dude but i went there anyway i was just underleveled but im up to date now

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Just now, inktalegaster said:

thanks dude but i went there anyway i was just underleveled but im up to date now

Ah, fair enough, that's probably just the level cap jump or something then since it increases again after talking to the mayor in the cemetery.

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7 hours ago, inktalegaster said:

just finished it and gotta say I DID NOT EXPECT THE ENDING JESUS 

also is there a postgame

Nah, there's no postgame. You can explore around if you want and see if you missed something though 

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Crap I should've played this on actual Halloween but wasn't checking forums to know this game existed rip but I'll give it a try anyway yay

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Can we get Rotom? Since there is this room in Hawthorne mansion with the gadgets and I didn´t find any clues in the guide...

 

Apart from this, the game is awesome I like the story, the graphics and the music. The best thing (so far) is the murder investigation segment 😄 wish I had known about this games existence before halloween, but still good 😁

 

 

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Bug Report:

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The trainer in front of the entrance of Vogt Cementery has a Trevenant which doesn't use a move. 

Here's the errorlog: errorlog.txt

I don't know if all the errors are from this bug but i can't remember any other bugs...

 

Also in the Vogt Cementry after my Gyarados became Level 41 it sometimes ignores my orders.

 

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Pumpkin's 1.1 patch is now out! 

 

Changelog:

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1. Fixed the gift Ninetales crashing the game. 

2. Fixed the collision errors with tiles in Hawthorne Mansion and on Mt. Cypress. 

3. Fixed the "shadow" Spinda on the Red Gyrados' leader's team. 

4. Fixed the Trevenant battle error. 

7 hours ago, Raion said:

The trainer in front of the entrance of Vogt Cementery has a Trevenant which doesn't use a move. 

5. A fix for the inconsistencies between the level limiter and disobedience restrictions. 

7 hours ago, Raion said:

Also in the Vogt Cementry after my Gyarados became Level 41 it sometimes ignores my orders.

6. Various other cosmetic fixes and little touch-ups. (Grammar, tile placements, etc.)

 

 

 

Thank-you to all those who played the game and reported their bug finds!

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Got this errorlog when i wanted to attack:

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Pokémon Pumpkin REDUX
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[Pokémon Essentials version 17.2]
Exception: NoMethodError
Message: undefined method `isOnline?' for #<PokeBattle_Battle:0xe64b3d0>
PokeBattle_Battler:2619:in `pbObedienceCheck?'
PokeBattle_Battler:3074:in `pbTryUseMove'
PokeBattle_Battler:3409:in `pbUseMove'
PokeBattle_Battler:3819:in `pbProcessTurn'
PokeBattle_Battler:3818:in `logonerr'
PokeBattle_Battler:3818:in `pbProcessTurn'
PokeBattle_Battle:2880:in `pbAttackPhase'
PokeBattle_Battle:2877:in `each'
PokeBattle_Battle:2877:in `pbAttackPhase'
PokeBattle_Battle:2865:in `times'

This exception was logged in
C:\Users\HP\Saved Games\Pokémon Pumpkin REDUX\errorlog.txt.
Press Ctrl+C to copy this message to the clipboard.
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OK   
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Once you got into Tower Clock, you cannot in any way come back in Hawthorn mansion 😞

I found and error ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

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On 11/19/2019 at 11:11 AM, Pisy said:
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Once you got into Tower Clock, you cannot in any way come back in Hawthorn mansion 😞

I found and error ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Actually, there's a shortcut passage back to Hawthorne Mansion so that you don't have to take the plank puzzle back. 

 

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On 11/17/2019 at 2:26 PM, Raion said:

Got this errorlog when i wanted to attack:

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Pokémon Pumpkin REDUX
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[Pokémon Essentials version 17.2]
Exception: NoMethodError
Message: undefined method `isOnline?' for #<PokeBattle_Battle:0xe64b3d0>
PokeBattle_Battler:2619:in `pbObedienceCheck?'
PokeBattle_Battler:3074:in `pbTryUseMove'
PokeBattle_Battler:3409:in `pbUseMove'
PokeBattle_Battler:3819:in `pbProcessTurn'
PokeBattle_Battler:3818:in `logonerr'
PokeBattle_Battler:3818:in `pbProcessTurn'
PokeBattle_Battle:2880:in `pbAttackPhase'
PokeBattle_Battle:2877:in `each'
PokeBattle_Battle:2877:in `pbAttackPhase'
PokeBattle_Battle:2865:in `times'

This exception was logged in
C:\Users\HP\Saved Games\Pokémon Pumpkin REDUX\errorlog.txt.
Press Ctrl+C to copy this message to the clipboard.
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OK   
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Thanks! I've uploaded a new version of the game with the updated script and a few other minor fixes I noted.  

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