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Pokénet is a fan-made massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), coded using Java, started in February 2009 by former members of Pokémon Global and Pokémon Online Revolution. The first release of Pokénet went public on June 30, 2009.
History and development
Pokénet started development in February 2009. The game is primarily a programmed attempt to address design flaws and optimise existing code from Pokémon Global and Pokémon Online Revolution. The project is programmed using the following technologies:
The development team consisted of several programmers, mappers, musicians, writers and graphics artists from around the world. Pokénet made its first release on June 30th 2009 with small upgrades and patch fixes throughout the year.
Fearless Feebas was released on June 30th 2009, marking the first release of Pokénet. Features included:
Valiant Venonat is the second release planned for Pokénet. However, the game was forced to shut down by Nintendo for breaking copyright laws before Valiant Venonat was released. Therefor, this version was never seen by the public.
Planned skills system
Under the planned skills system, each Trainer would have the ability to develop skills in different aspects of Pokémon. The skills are planned as follows:
Other additions and fixes
Other than the skill system, other plans for Valiant Venonat were planned.
- The Kanto region
- Victory Road
- An advanced Gym Leader system where the Gym Leaders' teams would grow to match the player.
- Working TMs
- A fixed walking system
- Multiple servers that players could choose from and freely switch to.
Over 2 years after Pokenet was shut down, a group of developers decided to revive the project in the form of Pokemonium. The new version of the game includes the Valiant Venonat release of Pokenet added with new features.
Revived release (Version 1-1.3.1)
In addition to the changes from Valiant Venonat, these new features include:
- A trainer level system that grants the trainers themselves exp when they battle NPC's, battle other players, or level up their Pokémon.
- HMs that are unlocked by raising the trainer level
- An item mall that allows players to buy in-game items accessible on the Pokemonium site
- The ability to give Pokémon items to hold
- Many Pokémon not native to Kanto or Johto
- Many bug fixes
The latest release was made public on September 22, 2012.
A patch of 1.4.1 was released September 29, 2012 to add further updates and fixes to 1.4.
After a setback, Version 1.5 was released February 10, 2013. Because of the extra time, many more features were implemented.
- The Sinnoh region
- The Hoenn region
- Tournament and PvP arenas
- PvP enforced area where players are unable to decline battle requests
- Auto-updating system
- Updates to the item mall
- Kanto Elite Four
- An entire graphical update to make the game match HeartGold and SoulSilver graphics.
- Over 100 new sprite characters for players to choose
The source code to Pokénet is available under the GNU General Public License Version 3 and can be located at the following sites: