near the last known location of regirock's tomb, several trainers have stumbled across an ominous opening. inside, they will find the ruins of the legendary titan, riddled with traps, treasures, and the mystical unknown. no one knows what awaits them but one thing is for sure — a new arc begins. despite the thin veil of peace, the public still faces unease.
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
EVEN THOUGH HOENN'S ONE YEAR OLD, you can still teach this dog new tricks! on november 15th, the release of pokemon sword and shield will not only bring a taste of galar into our games, but into hoenn as well! below, you will see categories that outline how we plan on implementing various features from the new games and other related adjustments.[break][break][break]
should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. remember, all of these features are subject to change.[break][break][break]
GALAR'S POKEDEX will be added to hoenn soon! the timing is dependent on when we can receive usable, high quality assets to use in our templates. so, a little bit of patience will be needed. when we are ready, we will provide another announcement.[break][break][break]
when we implement galar's pokedex into our forum, there will be an ic-reason associated with it. stay tuned for a new hoenn news network volume that will not only explain the introduction of these new pokemon, but will also summarize the conclusions of particular events in the past month.[break][break][break]
NEXT, FORME CHANGES!. in the site shop, there is an item that allows you to change your pokemon's formes. this item is used to switch formes of pokemon such as rotom, burmy/wormadam, oricorio, florges, and vivillon.[break][break][break]
however, we will be allowing the use of the item to change your pokemon into alolan or galarian formes. however, you must identify which moves are being switched in your site shop purchase. when pokemon switch into different regional formes, the learns they can and can not learn/possess will change as well. furthermore, you can not switch moves into TMs, only learnset moves.[break][break][break][break]
[attr="class","ihead"]LEARNSETS, TMS, TRS
THE NEW GAMES BRING NEW MOVES AND LISTS. some pokemon will have updated learnsets in the new games as well as access to new technical machines and technical records. implementation and availability of these new lists will occur once a site like bulbapedia organizes them for easy use. although we have pastebin lists, we need to consider a deeper convenience of accessibility for our members.[break][break][break]
for now, we plan on allowing pokemon who possess learnable TMs, TRs and moves from USUM and SWSH to have access to both. although there may be possible balancing issues, we believe this is the easiest method of implementation. should we go through with this, we will monitor this to see how it affects the site.[break][break][break]
lastly, adjustments to moves such as rapid spin will be implemented as well.[break][break][break][break]
CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT HAVE PLANS to implement dynamaxing or gigantamaxing on the forum. this is for several reasons:[break][break][break]
first, the overarching site plot currently does not have narrative space to accommodate for this phenomenon. in actuality, ultra wormholes and mega evolution in our site fill that narrative niche to say without spoiling the games.
gargantuan, skyscraper-tall pokemon are difficult to accommodate in our threads icly. however, that is not to say large wild pokemon do not exist.
the need of edited visual assets and thorough comprehension of the dynamax/gigantamax systems.
however, we plan on implementing gigantamax forms (spoilers within) on hoenn as new mega evolutions. although these gigantamax forms lack their signature size/a mega's new abilities or typings, they do gain access to special g-max moves. as a note, g-max replenish and g-max depletion will be altered for functionality. their edits are below:[break][break][break]
G-Max Replenish: A Normal-type attack that Gigantamax Snorlax use. This move restores its personal health to full.[break][break] G-Max Depletion: A Dragon-type attack that Gigantamax Duraludon use. Disables the last move used by the opponent.
g-max moves will function differently on hoenn. when mega evolving, the pokemon will gain temporary access to the move like a z-move instead of transforming a pre-existing move into a g-max move.[break][break][break]
pokemon who already have mega evolution forms such as charizard will simply have another option for the trainer to pick from. if you would like to possibly switch megas, please let us know. we are also toying with the idea of upping the mega stone limit to two, or separating galarian mega evos from normal mega evos for a different price point.[break][break][break]
below, under the spoiler tag, are the names of the new stones you can purchase:[break][break]
A NEW FEATURE IS INDEED COMING. in the near future, we plan on importing the poke jobs system from galar over to hoenn. poke jobs are requests from corporations or universities in the region which are completed by your pokemon for rewards. [break][break][break]
the current planned method of implementation involves the hunt board. when poke jobs are released, there will only be two slots available for ranger raids on the hunt boards. the remaining two slots will be for poke jobs instead. your character and several others must choose one pokemon each to complete the task.[break][break][break]
requirements of specific moves, abilities and species may exist atop of rolls. after a set period of time, a moderator will reward the participating characters and pokemon depending on how successful they were.[break][break][break]
we are also experimenting with the curry system. please stay tuned. :yum:[break][break][break][break]
WHEN THESE FEATURES FINALLY ROLL OUT, we will make another announcement post. respective guidebook threads may need some time to be updated, so we ask for your patience in that regard! please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or comments below! thank you so much for reading!
FINALLY, GALARIAN POKEMON HAVE ARRIVED alongside new moves, abilities, and more! galarian species will begin appearing in your wild threads and gachas. new missions and awards will also come soon to usher in this new era![break][break][break]
please reference the post above to see all of the changes. the site shop's "tms" have been updated to include swsh technical machines and technical records, with no adjustment to their cost.[break][break][break]
although there are no animated assets for sword and shield pokemon sprites yet, we have opted to use these high quality renders in the various templates on the site:[break][break][break]
many websites such as bulbapedia and serebii have already compiled pokemon learnsets. feel free to venture onto those sites- just beware of spoilers, should you care for them.[break][break][break]
furthermore, you are allowed to create new characters with galarian pokemon as your starters; however, should we find characters are being created for the sole purpose of having a mass of galarian pokemon, we will immediately rescind such a feature. we desire quality characters, so put some thought into it![break][break][break]
if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in the forum or in the help-desk channel on discord. thank you![break][break][break][break]
MORE FEATURES & ADJUSTMENTS ARE INCOMING! features such as poke jobs, curry, and updates to guidebook threads will be added in the upcoming weeks. furthermore, we may have a new skin in the works... so please stay tuned for that![break][break][break]