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    Default Trainer Lineups

    One of the most important parts of the game is, of course, the trainer battles.
    Honestly, this should be one of the funnest parts of the project. We need trainer types (Bug Catcher, Hiker, etc.), trainer names (feel free to name them after people you know), reward for winning, and a list of their pokemon with level, moves, abilities, and items.

    The ones neccessary for the demo are Routes 201-204, Froy's gym trainers, Therma's gym trainers, and Chartree Forest, so lets start there, finalize the list, and move on to the next set.

    Route 201:
    In Progress
    NO TRAINERS
    ROUTE 202
    Code:
    YOUNGSTER
    Blake
    1
    MOGEL,3,,POUND,CHARM,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Mark
    2
    MOGEL,2,,POUND,CHARM,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,2,,PECK,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Andy
    2
    FIRANT,2,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,4,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Ike
    1
    AMPURE,5,,THUNDERSHOCK,TAILWHIP,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    ROUTE 203
    Code:
    LASS
    Susie
    1
    FINCHERP,7,,PECK,GROWL,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    LASS
    Eliza
    2
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Kyle
    2
    FIRANT,6,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    John
    1
    LUPINE,8,,SCRATCH,GROWL,ODORSLEUTH,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Danny
    3
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,7,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    AMPURE,8,,THUNDERSHOCK,TAILWHIP,CHARGE,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Chartree Forest:
    Code:
    HIKER
    Bill
    1
    SANDSHREW,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    CAMPER
    Adam
    5
    FINCHERP,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SANDSHREW,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    LUPINE,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Preston
    2
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Elwood
    1
    JALSIDA,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Matthew
    3
    SPIDREAM,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPIDREAM,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Arne
    2
    PINECO,9,,TACKLE,PROTECT,SELFDESTRUCT,HARDEN,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPIDREAM,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Morty
    2
    FIRANT,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    PINECO,10,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Denis
    4
    WHISPAW,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPOINK,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    AMPURE,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,11,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Bug Catcher Rolph
    Spidream lvl 10---Leech Life, Poison Sting, String Shot
    Jalsida lvl 10---Leech Life, Foresight
    P122

    Bug Catcher Wendel
    Pyroon lvl 12 (x3)--- Harden
    P144

    Youngster Jake
    Spoink (Thick Fat) Lv. 13 - Yawn, Mud Sport, Psywave, Odor Sleuth
    Mankey (Overdrive) Lv. 13 Scratch, Low Kick, Leer, Karate Chop
    Lupine Lv. 13 Scratch, Growl, Odor Sleuth, Vine Whip
    P103

    Hiker Marcus (Double Battle w/ Beau)
    Sandshrew (Sand Veil) Lv. 14 Scratch, Defense Curl, Poison Sting
    Whispaw Lv. 14 Ember, Tail Whip, Safeguard
    Camper Beau
    Lupine Lv. 14 Scratch, Growl, Odor Sleuth, Vine Whip
    Ampure Lv. 14 Thundershock, Charge, Thunderwave, Quick Attack
    P313
    (Marcus's Pokemon/Beau's Pokemon)
    This is just in case we do these double battles (like in Emerald). Otherwise, one or the other.

    Lass Nina
    Pineco Lv. 13 Tackle, Protect, Selfdestruct, Take Down
    Mareep Lv. 12 Tackle, Growl, Thundershock
    Fincherp Lv. 13 Peck, Growl, Squall
    P96
    Route 204:
    In Progress
    Froy's Gym:
    Code:
    NINJABOY
    Lazzo
    2
    SANDSHREW,12,,SCRATCH,DEFENSECURL,POISONSTING,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    VULPIX,13,,EMBER,TAILWHIP,QUICKATTACK,ROAR,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    NINJABOY
    Jack
    1
    TORKOAL,15,,EMBER,SMOG,CURSE,SMOKESCREEN,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    NINJABOY
    Quentin
    2
    FIRANT,14,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    WHISPAW,14,,EMBER,TAILWHIP,SAFEGUARD,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Froy - Finalized
    Code:
    LEADER_Froy
    Froy
    3,POTION
    EMBEAR,9,,TACKLE,GROWL,FLARE,FOCUSENERGY,0,0,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    GROWLITHE,10,,BITE,ROAR,EMBER,FLARE,1,0,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    SCORCHION,12,ORANBERRY,BUGBITE,FLARE,LEER,FURYCUTTER,1,0,,FALSE,,12,70,,FALSE
    Therma's Gym:
    Code:
    BIRDKEEPER
    Clark
    3
    FINCHERP,15,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,16,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    LASS
    Violet
    2
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUALL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,17,,CONFUSION,SQUALL,WINDWHISTLE,WINGATTACK,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    SCHOLAR
    Thomas
    1
    SKARMORY,18,,PECK,SANDATTACK,SWIFT,AGILITY,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Therma - Finalized
    Code:
    Leader_Therma
    Therma
    3,POTION
    MURKROW,14,,TORMENT,PECK,WINDWHISTLE,PURSUIT,1,1,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,14,WINDWHISTLE,CONFUSION,PERISHSONG,ICEBEAM,0,0,,False,,11,70,,False
    GASHAWK,16,SITRUSBERRY,FEATHERDANCE,WINDWHISTLE,AERIALACE,DOUBLETEAM,0,1,,False,,11,70,,False
    Original (not coded) trainers:
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    I put all of the trainers from "other" into an area. We can move them around. I think there's too many in Chartree.

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    I think you're right about Chartree. There should probably be about 7-8 encounters there but instead there's a whopping 13. I think the concern was that it was better for trainers to be overleveled for Froy than for people to fall flat to Therma and be forced to grind levels on wild Pokemon to beat her. Perhaps if some of the trainers can be refought after you defeat Froy?

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    So, if we pull the first 8 Chartree trainers, we get:

    Then, the leveled up versions would probably have the same pokemon, but higher level. Something like this:

    They should also have different rewards, updated movesets, and some of them might have gotten new pokemon, or evolved the ones they had.

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    Recall that there is plot in between Froy and Therma. Perhaps some of the Chartree trainers can become some of that plot?


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    just wondering, why does a level 9 pineco know more moves than a level 10 pineco?

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    TMs?

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    This isn't just any Pineco, this is a tMS Pineco!

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    Added Froy and Therma, so that we'd have a reference for how much higher the player's level needs to get. They're labeled as finalized, but I'm sure we could tweak a couple things if it seems unrealistic.

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    Okay, so here is how you define a trainer in trainers.txt

    Code:
    PICNICKER
    Beth
    2
    SKIPLOOM,16,ORANBERRY
    FLAAFFY,19,,,,,,,,,true,,20
    1st line: Internal name of the trainer's type. Just assume it's whatever it's named ALLCAPS and no spaces. I'll correct it when I add it in.
    2nd line: Trainer's name. If they are a trainer that will rematch or are a Orion Grunt or Rocket Grunt, add a comma and a number from 0-255 increasing
    3rd line: Separated by comma: # of Pokemon, An item (like those full restores the E4 have, they'll use them automatically when necessary), another item, another item, another item (ignore commas for non-existent values)
    4th+ line: These are the Pokemon the trainer has, 1 pokemon to a line, aspects separated by comma: SPECIES,LEVEL,HELDITEM,MOVE1,MOVE2,MOVE3,MOVE4,ABI LITY(0 for first ability, 1 for second),GENDER(0 male, 1 female),FORM(for Pokemon who have them),FALSE(Shinyness),NATURE,10(IVs, 10 is default),70(Happiness, 0 for Rockets, 255 for Orions),NICKNAME(if applicable),FALSE(Shadowness)
    NOTES: For the 4th+ line you can leave certain elements blank (like Held Item and such). If you leave all moves blank then that Pokemon will have default wild ones. If you have any moves filled the Pokemon will have ONLY those moves. Ability, Gender: leave these blank for the most part, they will be determined naturally via trainer Personal ID (ie semi RNG). Exceptions are: Gym Leaders, E4, gender-specific trainers (ie Ladies and Lasses can have all female Pokemon). You can buff up the IVs of certain Pokemon for rival/E4/gym leaders for more challenge. However, that number is used for every IV (so if you have 31 the Pokemon will have +31 in all stats).

    I will do Chartree Forest. Everything else is fair game for anyone else. This is pretty darn important, so I'm expecting some help on this at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froy
    Embear Lvl 9 Male
    Abilty: Guts
    - Tackle
    - Growl
    - Flare
    - Focus Energy

    Growlithe Lvl 10 Male
    Ability: Intimidate
    - Bite
    - Roar
    - Ember
    - Flare

    Scorchion Lvl 12 Male @ Oran Berry
    Ability: Flame Body
    - Bug Bite
    - Flare
    - Leer
    - Fury Cutter
    How does this look, IB?

    Code:
    LEADER_Froy
    Froy
    3,POTION
    EMBEAR,9,,TACKLE,GROWL,FLARE,FOCUSENERGY,0,0,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    GROWLITHE,10,,BITE,ROAR,EMBER,FLARE,1,0,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    SCORCHION,12,ORANBERRY,BUGBITE,FLARE,LEER,FURYCUTTER,1,0,,FALSE,,12,70,,FALSE
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    Did you check to see whether each of the planned abilities were the first of the Pokemon's? You can check in the pokemon.txt topic. In any case, I ran a check and the values for ABILITY for Growlithe and Scorchion should be 1. Also, you can leave the gender value blank unless you really want them all to be male for some reason. One more thing, instead of LEADER the trainer type should be LEADER_Froy so that you get the Froy sprite when you fight him. Otherwise, good work!

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    Thanks for the corrections, I'll make sure to check next time! I only put them as Male because that's what they were written as when his lineup was finalized.

    Edit: Finished Therma, though it seems there is a problem:

    Quote Originally Posted by Therma
    Murkrow Lvl. 14 Female
    Ability: Insomnia
    - Torment
    - Peck
    - Windwhistle
    - Pursuit

    Equill Lvl. 14 Male
    Ability: Empty Head
    - Windwhistle
    - Confusion
    - Perish Song
    - Ice Beam

    Gashawk Lvl. 16 Female @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Keen Eye
    - Featherdance
    - Windwhistle
    - Aerial Ace
    - Double Team
    Code:
    Leader_Therma
    Therma
    3,POTION
    MURKROW,14,,TORMENT,PECK,WINDWHISTLE,PURSUIT,1,1,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,14,WINDWHISTLE,CONFUSION,PERISHSONG,ICEBEAM,0,0,,False,,11,70,,False
    GASHAWK,16,SITRUSBERRY,FEATHERDANCE,WINDWHISTLE,AERIALACE,DOUBLETEAM,0,1,,False,,11,70,,False
    Hey, I was looking up the abilities like you said, and, it turns out that Therma's Equill has an ability that it's line cannot have. I checked both Pokemon.txt AND it's dex entry, and Empty Head is not an ability that Equill can have! What should it be changed to?
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    Use Synchronize instead. I think Equill used to have Empty Head, and Tellure used to have Color Change. And then we changed them both to Synchronize because of a dispute.

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    Mmk, Changed it up.
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    Wrote up routes 202 and 203. Soon we'll have to start getting creative.

    ROUTE 202
    Code:
    YOUNGSTER
    Blake
    1
    MOGEL,3,,POUND,CHARM,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Mark
    2
    MOGEL,2,,POUND,CHARM,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,2,,PECK,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Andy
    2
    FIRANT,2,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,4,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Ike
    1
    AMPURE,5,,THUNDERSHOCK,TAILWHIP,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    ROUTE 203
    Code:
    LASS
    Susie
    1
    FINCHERP,7,,PECK,GROWL,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    LASS
    Eliza
    2
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Kyle
    2
    FIRANT,6,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    John
    1
    LUPINE,8,,SCRATCH,GROWL,ODORSLEUTH,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Danny
    3
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,7,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    AMPURE,8,,THUNDERSHOCK,TAILWHIP,CHARGE,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
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    EDIT: Realized that there was no field for reward. How's that going to work? Is it automatic?
    (never mind, found out that it is determined in trainertypes.txt, so reward is related to trainer type and is not set on a case by case basis)

    EDIT2:Looking at the lineups, the ones I listed for 204 might actually be Froy's gym. What do you think?
    ~Ninja Boy Lazzo~
    Sandshrew Level 12 (Scratch, Defense Curl, Poison Sting)
    Vulpix Level 13 (Ember, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Roar)

    ~Ninja Boy Jack~
    Torkoal Level 15 (Ember, Smog, Curse, Smokescreen)

    ~Ninja Boy Quentin~
    Firant Level 14 (Acid, Leer, Ember)
    Whispaw Level 14 (Ember, Tail Whip, Safeguard)
    Last edited by Cyndadile; 06-27-12 at 05:42 PM.

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    I think you might be right, Cynda. Also, you can find Torkoal in C/K? o.o
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    I wasn't sure about that, but apparently he's number 144.

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    Froy's Gym:
    Code:
    NINJABOY
    Lazzo
    2
    SANDSHREW,12,,SCRATCH,DEFENSECURL,POISONSTING,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    VULPIX,13,,EMBER,TAILWHIP,QUICKATTACK,ROAR,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    NINJABOY
    Jack
    1
    TORKOAL,15,,EMBER,SMOG,CURSE,SMOKESCREEN,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    NINJABOY
    Quentin
    2
    FIRANT,14,,ACID,LEER,EMBER,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    WHISPAW,14,,EMBER,TAILWHIP,SAFEGUARD,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Therma's Gym:
    Code:
    BIRDKEEPER
    Clark
    3
    FINCHERP,15,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,16,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    LASS
    Violet
    2
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUALL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,17,,CONFUSION,SQUALL,WINDWHISTLE,WINGATTACK,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    SCHOLAR
    Thomas
    1
    SKARMORY,18,,PECK,SANDATTACK,SWIFT,AGILITY,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

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    Good job.

    It may require more looking into, because the Essential's wiki has a category for money, experience and prizes, but it's incomplete and red. I have a feeling it's a matter of just scripting "You got ___P from the Trainer!" and then using a script to simply add P to your character. But that is a little cumbersome. Also, for future reference, the only items trainers have been programmed to know how to use is basic Potions, stat Heal effects and "X" items. SO just use those. I'm not sure if Full Restore counts so we'll have to test and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndadile View Post
    Therma's Gym:
    Code:
    BIRDKEEPER
    Clark
    3
    FINCHERP,15,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,16,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUAL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    LASS
    Violet
    2
    FINCHERP,17,,PECK,GROWL,SQUALL,DOUBLETEAM,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,17,,CONFUSION,SQUALL,WINDWHISTLE,WINGATTACK,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    SCHOLAR
    Thomas
    1
    SKARMORY,18,,PECK,SANDATTACK,SWIFT,AGILITY,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Therma - Finalized
    Code:
    Leader_Therma
    Therma
    3,POTION
    MURKROW,14,,TORMENT,PECK,WINDWHISTLE,PURSUIT,1,1,,FALSE,,11,70,,FALSE
    EQUILL,14,WINDWHISTLE,CONFUSION,PERISHSONG,ICEBEAM,0,0,,False,,11,70,,False
    GASHAWK,16,SITRUSBERRY,FEATHERDANCE,WINDWHISTLE,AERIALACE,DOUBLETEAM,0,1,,False,,11,70,,False
    Took another look at these lineups, and I realized that Birdkeeper Clark has higher level pokemon than Gym Leader Therma. Is that right? I think it might be harder to beat Lass Violet than Therma. Should we raise Therma's levels/lower her gym trainer's levels?

    Also, in response to IB's last post:
    Every trainer in the game, including the player, has a trainer type. The trainer type determines the trainer's appearance, title (e.g. Bug Catcher, Hiker, Gym Leader), the amount of money gained from defeating them, and associated battle music.
    http://pokemonessentials.wikia.com/w...ning_a_trainer

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    Oh cool. That saves us a bunch of work then since the numbers will work themselves out automatically.

    I think the reason why the trainer had higher level Pokemon than Therma's was because we realized that the player would be essentially be battling Therma straight after Froy and adjusted her levels down to compensate. We can raise them now that we have additional encounters in Chartree. Does anyone think that fighting their way back through Chartree again might be a little boring for players though? What can we do to spice up the experience, and perhaps we should have fewer repeat trainers?

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    Well, we have 2 plot-related battles on the way back. Perhaps we could add a first sidequest here? And/or have one of the professor's aides fight you? "Professor Willow sent me here to test your skill!" and stuff like that.

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    I think Bradley and Alisa have the two other starters. Maybe if defeating Allard/Shook gave you a cool TM.

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    No sidequests. Not for the demo. Battling for items sounds cool though.

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    Therma's flying typed, so Thunder, Thunderbolt, or Shock Wave would probably be most useful.

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    Thunder's too early, Thunderbolt might work, Shock Wave too. How about a rock move? Rock Tomb? It's given out by Brock and Roxanne so it's not too early (like Thunder).
    Or Sonicboom? :P It'd make for easy kills for leveling up (if you want to power level in the demo). Of course we could always change it to a sidequest AFTER the Demo, so people who go to him/her for the TM end up on a totally epic sidequest instead without any idea as to what they were getting into.

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    I was just thinking that there are two electric pokemon available (Mareep and Ampure) and no rock types. Although Sandshrew, Mogel, and probably a couple others can learn Rock Tomb.

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    I thought I already did the gym leaders? oh well.

    Anyway, I think you should be given an HM, probably cut, that allows you to access a secret area that contains the TM that you guys decide on! Combine a little sidequesting with a little free items :3
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    Code:
    HIKER
    Bill
    1
    SANDSHREW,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    CAMPER
    Adam
    5
    FINCHERP,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SANDSHREW,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    LUPINE,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Preston
    2
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Elwood
    1
    JALSIDA,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Matthew
    3
    SPIDREAM,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPIDREAM,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Arne
    2
    PINECO,9,,TACKLE,PROTECT,SELFDESTRUCT,HARDEN,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPIDREAM,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    BUGCATCHER
    Morty
    2
    FIRANT,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    PINECO,10,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    
    YOUNGSTER
    Denis
    4
    WHISPAW,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPOINK,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    AMPURE,9,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,11,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    Here's the first run of Chartree. I'm thinking of only adding 3 on the way back (shortcut way blocked by Rockets initially) since there's 3 more battles, one of which is double for Orion/Rocket. One thing that needs addressing though is the possibility of Bradley teaming up with you for the double battle. It's in the script but I can't seem to find out how to do it.

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    Partner trainers!
    They appear to be defined in the same way as normal trainers, with a trainer type (in this case something new like "BRADLEY", since Bradley is unique), and a an individual trainer profile thing (like what we're building now). Then all we need to do is have an event register him
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    pbRegisterPartner(PBTrainers::BRADLEY,"Bradley",0)
    and unregister him once you win or are defeated
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    pbDeregisterPartner
    There would also need to be an if statement in the event, to check which version of Bradley to use (depends on the starter).

    Bradley's trainer entry would be something like this:
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    BRADLEY
    Bradley
    1
    ECHOISE,11,,,,,,,,,,,,255
    I think Bradley's Pokemon would all have maxed-out happiness.

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    I think there's also a bunch of "if statements" we can use to determine which starter he has depending on which one you chose that is used for rivals in general. Thanks Cyndadile I didn't even know to look for Partner Trainers.

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    May I bring up an issue. Currently there are 17 trainers before Froy + a couple of rival battles. In FRLG there are 5 trainers before Brock. In addition Brock's pokemon are a couple of levels higher than Froy's. Therefore the player will be significantly overleveled. Either the number of trainers needs to be reduced (to less than ten) or Froy's pokemon need an upgrade (of at least 5 levels).

    However reducing the amount of trainers maybe tough when there are 3/4 routes and a forest to navigate through. Increasing Froy's levels is also not a good idea for obvious reasons. I suggest we forget about trainers on 202 and only have a couple on 203. Then we can reduce the number in Chartree to around 6/7. On 204 it might be appropriate to have trainers only accessable on the way back, in order to increase for Therma.

    Also, I'm not sure if this is an issue or not buut here it goes. Due to having twelve gyms and a huge region, the player's pokemon will have levelled significantly throughout the game. They should be approaching lvl 100 by after the elite 4. However levels of evolution havent been adjusted. This means that the majority of the game will be played with all the player's pokemon in their final form. Also this will be represented in the wild, as although the pokemon maybe in their lowest form, they are likely to be levelled higher than their evolution level and thus may miss out on some key moves. I'm not sure if people deem this an issue, but i thought it should be noted.

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    If we remove trainers on Route 202, then we have two entire routes without any real battles. That isn't really a great way to start a game. If anything, we want to leave them on 202 and remove them from 203. However, we may not need to do anything so dramatic: I remember great frustration trying to beat that stupid Onix with Pikachu or Charmander. Brock was actually one of the hardest gym leaders for me!

    On to the second issue...
    The 12th gym leader has pokemon in the low 70s. In order to get that high, I'll probably have to run through a load of tall grass. Usually, I can (barely) manage the gyms through a combination of facing every trainer on the way, a lot of revives, and pure dumb luck. That's my pokemon strategy. I don't think Caldera/Kirant are that much larger than Hoenn (but I could be wrong). So, it's reasonable to assume that, if I were to use my usual strategy, I'd start to fail somewhere around leader 6 (I usually get to the E4 with levels in the low to mid 40s). I think we may need to decrease gym leader levels. A lot of the gym leaders won't have more than a short route separating them from somewhere you've already been, and it's difficult to fit a bunch of trainers there. So, I think that "approaching 100" may be a huge overestimation.
    There's also an advantage to pokemon who could have evolved; they get better moves faster.

    These issues are really things that needs to be playtested to make an accurate prediction. Once the demo is released, we'll be able to get feedback about what needs to be changed to improve the game. After that, I guess we'll need some sort of alpha/beta testing system and adjust according to that.

    For now, we can try to deal with that first situation.

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    Level 100 takes a long, long while to get to, involving loads of E4 grinding generally. I understand the sentiment though I think that numbers in the 70s are actually more likely (given that I got through my first run of FRLG with levels 36-40 things!) I think you may be right about the number of trainers, and this will probably become apparent when placing the trainers on the maps. Reducing the number of trainers a bit might be helpful, though another solution is raising Froy's level but keeping Therma's only slightly higher than his, since there aren't too many battles between them. As for Brock, I think I basically fought to Mt. Moon before facing him...

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    Ok so I have attempted to narrow down the trainers. I have 3 on 202, 2 on 203 and 5 in Chartree. That should be a suitable amount.

    1: YOUNGSTER
    Blake
    1
    MOGEL,3,,POUND,CHARM,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    2: BUGCATCHER
    Andy
    2
    FIRANT,2,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,4,,ACID,LEER,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    3: YOUNGSTER
    Ike
    1
    AMPURE,5,,THUNDERSHOCK,TAILWHIP,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70, ,FALSE

    4: LASS
    Eliza
    2
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70, ,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,POUND,CHARM,DEFENSECURL,,,,,FALSE,,10,70, ,FALSE

    5: YOUNGSTER
    John
    1
    LUPINE,8,,SCRATCH,GROWL,ODORSLEUTH,,,,,FALSE,,10,7 0,,FALSE

    6: BUGCATCHER
    Preston
    2
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    FIRANT,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    7: CAMPER
    Adam
    5
    FINCHERP,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    MOGEL,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SANDSHREW,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    LUPINE,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,6,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    8: BUGCATCHER
    Elwood
    1
    JALSIDA,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    9: BUGCATCHER
    Arne
    2
    PINECO,8,,TACKLE,PROTECT,SELFDESTRUCT,HARDEN,,,,FA LSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPIDREAM,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE

    10: YOUNGSTER
    Denis
    4
    WHISPAW,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    SPOINK,7,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    AMPURE,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE
    EMBEAR,8,,,,,,,,,FALSE,,10,70,,FALSE


    Froy's Gym : One trainer seems appropriate here so...

    NINJABOY
    Lazzo
    2
    VULPIX,10,,EMBER,TAILWHIP,QUICKATTACK,ROAR,,,,FALS E,,10,70,,FALSE
    TORKOAL,11,,EMBER,SMOG,CURSE,SMOKESCREEN,,,,FALSE, ,10,70,,FALSE

    Then increase each of Froy's by 2 levels to get:

    LEADER_Froy
    Froy
    3,POTION
    EMBEAR,11,,TACKLE,GROWL,FLARE,FOCUSENERGY,0,0,,FAL SE,,11,70,,FALSE
    GROWLITHE,12,,BITE,ROAR,EMBER,FLARE,1,0,,FALSE,,11 ,70,,FALSE
    SCORCHION,14,ORANBERRY,BUGBITE,FLARE,LEER,FURYCUTT ER,1,0,,FALSE,,12,70,,FALSE

    EDIT: Hang on ... I've just seen Therma's Equill has Ice Beam! Is that deliberate to make it more tough as the levels aren't particularly high? I think I like the extra difficulty.
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    Based on Cranewing gym's current design, I think we should have at least 2 trainers there. Also, ther seems to be quite a gap between the levels in Chartree and the levels in the gym. Could we raise some of the chartree trainer levels a little?

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    How about moving increasing the levels of the last trainer in Chartree by 1 ... Remember that this is effectively 5 trainers in a row, whereas before the gym trainer the player's pokemon will be fully healed.

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