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Pokémon Conquest
ポケモン+ノブナガの野望
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Pokémon Conquest's box art
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo DS
Category: Turn-based strategy RPG
Players: 1-2
Connectivity: DS Wireless, Wi-Fi
Developer: Tecmo Koei
Publisher: Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation V miscellaneous
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: N/A
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: March 19, 2012[1]
North America: June 18, 2012[2]
Australia: June 21, 2012[3]
Europe: July 27, 2012[4]
South Korea: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Nintendo.co.jp
Official site
English: Pokémon.com
Nintendo.com
Official site
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Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition boxart
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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.

The game takes place in the Ransei region. Various Pokémon from all five generations appear in this game. The game is Nintendo DSi enhanced.

Gameplay

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 Warrior, and both sides take turns moving and attacking with their Pokémon. A battle is won or lost when the side taking over the kingdom achieves or fails to achieve the victory conditions for the match within a set number of turns; some victory conditions include defeating all the opponent's Pokémon, and capturing all the banners on the field. When a battle is won, all participating Pokémon gain points to their Link with their respective Warrior. The player can recruit more Warriors by satisfying certain conditions, and thus more potential Pokémon to choose from for battle, throughout the game, often through defeating them in battle. Players may also be joined by Warlords. 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 Warrior. Depending on how well matched a pair is, the maximum level of the Link between the two varies, with most Warriors only able to achieve a 100% or Perfect 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. Warriors can also establish links with Pokémon other than the one they started with, though only one can be used by each Warrior 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. Warriors also have Warrior Skills that can be used once per battle, which have various effects such as powering up or healing Pokémon. Warrior 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. Players also can choose to delegate by picking one of three options: Train (increase Link), Search (recruit more allies), or Develop (increase gold and spend on leveling locations up). Various facilities are also available per kingdom, such as 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.

When the player doesn't use recruited warriors in kingdom for a certain amount of months, the warriors will become dissatisfied and there will be an angry face on the profile page. Once they are used in the Kingdom, the angry face disappears during the next month.

Plot

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Legend has it that the one who will be able to conquer all seventeen kingdoms of Ransei will bring the return of the region's creator. Players begin in the story known as The Legend of Ransei.

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. Oichi joins in the battle to support the player.

After defeating the duo, Oichi relays 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, led by Ginchiyo; Chrysalia, led by Yoshimoto; and Pugilis, led by 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, led by Ujiyasu; Avia, led by Masamune; Viperia, led by Nene; and Yaksha, led by Kotarō. Upon defeating one of these nations, Keiji will appear and give the player three evolutionary stones—the Fire Stone, Water Stone and Thunderstone—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, led by ; Valora, led by Ieyasu; and Nixtorm, led by 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 it, 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 Nō, 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.

Characters

Main article: List of Pokémon Conquest characters

In Pokémon Conquest, players take of control of Warriors' Pokémon. Each Warrior in the game, excluding the Hero/Heroine, is based on someone from Japanese history, with several notable ones portraying Warlords in the game. There are also multiple non-playable characters, such as the Messenger, who occasionally brings players news and is sometimes seen with a Beedrill.

Stories

Main article: List of Pokémon Conquest stories

After the first story, The Legend of Ransei, eight other stories 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 replay The Legend of Ransei despite being able to replay all other stories. Instead, players can only unlock a final story after clearing any 33 stories. This story is a slightly altered version of the first story.

Downloadable stories and events

In addition to the above stories, several more may be unlocked via Wi-Fi. Much like missions from Ranger Net, the stories require unlocking. Events are also available through Wi-Fi, and these events can only happen during certain stories.

Category Title Region Duration Requirements
Story The Free Spirit's Path Japan March 24 to April 13, 2012
  • Clear The Legend of Ransei
North America July 12 to December 31, 2012
A Date With Destiny Japan April 14 to May 11, 2012
  • Clear The Legend of Ransei
North America Unknown
A Fate Born of Beauty Japan May 12 to June 8, 2012
  • Clear The Legend of Ransei
North America July 2 to December 31, 2012
Event Motochika and Motonari Japan March 17, 2012 onwards
  • The Legend of Ransei as the current story
  • Claim victory in Greenleaf and Fountaine
North America June 18 to December 31, 2012
Hideyoshi and Reshiram Japan March 31, 2012 onwards
  • Control of Ignis
  • Hideyoshi in the army
  • At least in April, Year 1
North America July 30 to December 31, 2012

Passwords

Certain Pokémon will appear in one kingdom the month after their password is typed in the Password section. After a password is used, it may not be used again. However, some Pokémon, such as Pikachu, have multiple passwords, which allow for more than one appearance. This is due to passwords occupying one of 64 slots. When a slot is taken up, a password that would use that slot cannot be used.

Pokémon Password
Japanese English
133 Eevee 0エレフレ8カ0 2rz3XFCKmR
130 Gyarados レルル6カミルフ mq2xRVNgRL
025 Pikachu メキト7ア8オト FZP8GqRZRR
urALRZwvRg
549 Lilligant 8メセヤモビナフ RwGxLbHRRk
547 Whimsicott ヲイベカ0カビへ  ??????????
447 Riolu セ9タフロヂロイ Shw8mxRAJR
147 Dratini キエメヒメカ0ド Sr5Z5GqAgR
246 Larvitar カボエ7ロオボヒ Lpu3ggCYk8
374 Beldum カマ8メカセヂキ CMqkZRRSRX
443 Gible ゾボエ1ナナボコ LTb3n3RYJ8
453 Croagunk 28セメフフロヒ LKpk8FRQR8
633 Deino リヂビ4サ8ボメ  ??????????
573 Cinccino ?????????? vVALFrGTXX
501 Oshawott 2ゾ2ケグヘロヒ frCLRpXG88
390 Chimchar ママフ1ヲ0ゾチ  ??????????
495 Snivy 8トセギモビセヒ  ??????????
511 Pansage レロロカ8ロヂガ 6xSG8UCAZR
q5wwwxHD8n
513 Pansear ネ8フニミゼテラ niE33w9rwM
515 Panpour テヘビトカ1リミ CNZF3wpq3x
555 Darmanitan 28セメハクハ1 pK5RgzqLG8
610 Axew ドルリヘ8トナヤ BqWxXEK3xg
636 Larvesta ホヂ84カチトミ yQAw81qxGR
587 Emolga ズヂメ7メボオ6 Jnm3kqgN8X
215 Sneasel コレキ1カキテゾ Rc338MpqLx
200 Misdreavus ヨヂボマ0ノネハ  ??????????
531 Audino セ6ゼチ86ヤヒ  ??????????
123 Scyther トロ06カロラデ 8GV3LMGrnM
131 Lapras エ8カクゾ9トオ GfV33RVN3F

Reception

Pokémon Conquest's score of 34/40

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.

References

  1. Official site (JA)
  2. Official site (US)
  3. Nintendo of Australia
  4. Nintendo UK


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