Fan made project Pokémon: Uranium version 1 is released!

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Over the last decade there have been numerous attempts at fan made Pokémon games, many of these titles have never been completed with either the project simply losing steam and interest or have been shut down by Nintendo themselves.
With that said as of August 6, 2016 Pokémon: Uranium has left beta and has officially joined the small list of completed fan games.

Developed by “~JV~” and "Nageki, a.k.a Involuntary Twitch"  Pokémon Uranium Version is made using the popular RPGmaker XP tool and is free to play without requiring any emulators however at this time it is only available for PC and be downloaded Here.

Taking its format from the original franchise, the goal is to explore the new region of Tandor and collect all 8 Gym Badges to participate in the Tandor Regional Championship, which is the equivalent of the original franchise Elite Four. In addition as you travel the region the games blurb hints that you will find yourself exploring the mystery behind the reactor disaster ten years prior to the events of the game and why now there are reports of feral Pokémon attacking everyone they encounter.

" The Hero, a teenager who grew up in Moki Town, begins their adventure reluctantly. After their mother Lucille diappeared ten years ago in a nuclear catastrophe, their father Kellyn, the top Pokemon Ranger in the Tandor Ranger Unit, left them to grow up with their elderly Auntie in Moki Town. Now that they are grown up, they leave home and do what so many young people do and take up Pokémon Training as an occupation.

Professor Bamb’o, regional expert on Pokémon elements, has been looking for a trainer assistant to travel the region and gather specimens of the varied wildlife. the main character volunteers, along with their rival, a younger boy named Theo. After taking a test and receiving their starter Pokémon, they head towards your first gym challenge in Nowtoch city, and take their first steps exploring the Tandor region.

Things aren’t as sunny as they first seem, though. Just when the accident ten years ago had been all but forgotten, new mysteries emerge. A new power plant is built over the site of the old one. Kellyn begins acting strangely, journeying to the far reaches of the region and questioning whether your mother is really deceased. Sinister Pokemon, corrupted by nuclear radiation, threaten innocent people. In the midst of the turmoil, it seems that an impending disaster is looming over Tandor…"

While Tandor only has 150 different species of Pokémon listed in its Pokedex many of these are new and exclusive to the game with the inclusion of the new Nuclear Type and a few examples can be seen in the image below:

While some of my own favourites such as Cubone and Mawile aren't present in the region the unique combinations and designs of some of these Pokémon would not be out of place in a official Nintendo title, in particular the new three starter Pokémon introduced: Orchynx (Grass/Steel), Raptorch (Fire/Ground) and Eletux (Water/Electric) are the biggest changes to the regular format with each only having a single Evolution and a Mega Evolution rather than the standard 2 Evolutions.

Pokemon Uranium also has a huge amount to custom features:
  • Pokemon Trainer Test: This allows the player to take a test to determine their starter Pokémon  rather than selecting them.  
  • Nuclear Type: A new Pokémon type.
  • New Moves and Abilities
  • PokePod: This fulfils the role of the phone from the earlier games and allows you to arrange battles with certain trainers.
  • Pokemon Speech Translator (device used to communicate with Pokemon)
  • Sidequests:
  • Nuzlocke Mode (new difficulty)
  • GTS, Wonder Trade & Virtual Trainer
  • Mega Evolution
Interested and want to learn more?
Visit the Pokemon Uranium Website, Tumblr or the Pokemon Uranium Wiki
Finally I have an alternative mirror to the Version 1 of the game Here.


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