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Pokémon Conquest (Japanese: ポケモン＋ノブナガの野望 Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition) is a spin-off crossover between the Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition series of games, a first for the franchise. It was released in Japan on March 17, 2012 and in North America on June 18, 2012.
Following a series of news regarding surprising announcements from both Jump Festa 2011 and the first issue of CoroCoro magazine in 2012, the game was revealed on December 17, 2011, at the Jump Festa event itself, with the official site launching soon after.
Pokémon Conquest features a turn-based strategy battle system. Up to six Pokémon on each side are positioned on the battlefield, one for each participating Warlord, and both sides take turns moving and attacking with their Pokémon. A battle is won or lost when one side achieves the victory conditions for the match, for example defeating all the opponent's Pokémon, or capturing all the flags on the field, and so on. When a battle is won, all participating Pokémon gain points to their Link with their respective Warlords. The player can recruit more Warlords, and thus more potential Pokémon to choose from for battle, throughout the game, often through defeating them in battle. There is also a multiplayer wireless mode in which two players may battle each other.
Pokémon in the game can grow in strength by increasing their Link with their Warlord. Depending on how well matched a pair is, the maximum level of the Link between the two varies, with most Warlords only able to achieve a 100% or Best Link with a single species of Pokémon. Aside from growing more powerful, Pokémon may evolve when their Link reaches a high enough percentage, though there are also Pokémon which evolve through other conditions such as the use of specific items. Warlords can also establish links with Pokémon other than the one they started with, though only one can be used by each Warlord in a given battle at a time.
The game makes use of the seventeen Pokémon types and their respective weaknesses, resistances, and immunities. Pokémon also have various Abilities, many the same as in the main series games, as well as some unique new additions. Warlords also have Warlord Skill that can be used once per battle, which have various effects such as powering up or healing Pokémon. Warlords can also equip items, which can provide additional effects such as stat boosts or can be used during battle.
When a battle is won against an enemy kingdom's castle, the player conquers that map and now has access to three options: Train (increase link, though Pokémon cannot be used in battle), Search (recruit more allies), or shops, in which the player can buy items to use on Pokémon. There are also Ponigiri shops. Feeding a Pokémon these will increase its energy, which affects its performance in battle.
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The player starts off in the Nation of Aurora with their partner Eevee, having just become the most recent Warlord. They then meet up with Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori, who taunt the player, stating that they aren’t ready to be a warlord. At this point, two warriors from the neighboring nation of Ignis quickly challenge the player to battle. At this point, Oichi joins in the battle to support the player.
After defeating the duo, Oichi relates the details of the legend of Ransei, and sets the player off on a quest to unite the 17 nations. The player first challenges Hideyoshi’s nation of Ignis, then moves on to battle Motonari in Greenleaf and Motochika in Fontaine. Along the way, the player learns how to recruit other Warlords and link with wild Pokémon.
From there, the player is able to conquer Violight (leader Ginchiyo), Chrysalia (Yoshimoto), and Pugilis (Yoshihiro). At this point, the nations of Terrera and Illusio, led by Kenshin and Shingen respectively, become available for conquering. However, when the player goes to challenge one of them, they will not accept the challenge, stating that the player is not yet ready to face them, and turn the player’s forces back. At this point, whichever nation the player went to will send forces back to the nation in which the player resides (either Pugilis or Chrysalia), and the player must defend their nation from the attack.
Upon a successful defense, the player will undergo a warrior transformation, allowing them to successfully challenge the nation. After defeating either Kenshin or Shingen’s forces, both will join the player on their quest to unite the nations. At this point, Nobunaga himself appears before the player, stating his own aims to conquer Ransei (and in doing so, debates with his sister, who is revealed to be Oichi, about his goals).
Following this, the player can then conquer the nations of Cragspur (Ujiyasu), Avia (Masamune), Viperia (Nene), and Yaksha (Kotaro). Upon defeating one of these nations, Keiji will appear and give the player three evolutionary stones, which will allow the player to evolve their Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon if they so choose.
After defeating the rest of the area’s warlords, the three nations of Nobunaga’s highest aides will appear: Spectra (No), Valora (Ieyasu), and Nixtorm (Mitsuhide). Upon defeat of these three, the final nation, Dragnor, appears, and the player is able to battle Nobunaga himself.
Upon conquering the final nation, a cutscene will play in which several pillars of light shoot out from across the nation and converge on a tower in Dragnor. When the player enters the tower, they find the legendary Pokémon Arceus awaiting them. Arceus tells the player to link with them, and the battle begins. When the player successfully links with Arceus, Nobunaga appears and reveals that he planned all along for this to happen. He secretly wanted to get Arceus appear so that he could strike it down and prove to the region that the legend was unimportant. Nobunaga, along with No, Ieyasu, Mitsuhide, Hideyoshi, and Ranmaru, then challenge the player’s party to the final battle. Upon defeating Nobunaga, the player brings peace to the land of Ransei, allowing each Warlord leader to rule their respective nations once again. Arceus goes off, telling the player it will appear again when the time is right.
After the main story, several special episodes open up, allowing the player to play through several different stories as different characters. Each episode has a specific goal that must be complete in order to clear it, ranging from uniting the region to defeating a certain number of warlords to collecting a certain number of Pokémon. Notably, the player won’t be allowed to continue on with the main story, instead only unlocking the ability to use their player character again when all other special episodes have been unlocked.
Certain Pokémon will appear in one of the player's kingdoms the month after their Password is typed in the Password section.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Conquest characters
Nobunaga and Rayquaza
Gaming magazine Famitsu has given Pokémon Conquest a score of 34/40. The reviewers praised how it was easy for children to understand along with its high replay value.
In addition, Nintendo Power magazine gave the game a rating of 9/10. The magazine cited its engaging and elaborate gameplay, but noted that it was simple enough to pick up for newcomers to the tactical RPG genre.
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