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    Pokemon Platinum Randomizer Playthrough

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    So, I am here starting a Randomizer playthrough on pokemon Platinum. I wasn't sure where to put it but here seemed to be the most logical as it's not going to be a Nuzlocke, it's gonna be a normal playthrough just with a randomizer.

    So first things first, I would like to ask you guys how I'm going to set it up. I have two randomizers installed (This is going to be through Emulator, but I've already got all 3 Sinnoh games so I feel like I have contributed my money for it to be fair). I will use both of them together. The first one is the Universal Randomizer and the second is the hue randomizer so I can have randomized colour palettes.

    So it is a more fun experience for everyone, I wanted to ask what you guys would want me to randomize for the game. The list of stuff is:

    Pokemon Traits

    • PKMN Base Stats
    • PKMN Abilities
    • PKMN types
    • PKMN evolutions (can be randomized completely or changed so trade evolutions etc evolve by level up)


    Starters, Static Pokemon and in-game trades

    • Starter PKMN
    • Static encounters (Keeping the status e.g. a static legendary would always be a random legendary. Or this could be completely random)
    • In-Game Trades (Nicknames, OT and Items can also be randomized)


    Moves

    • Move data (Power, accuracy, PP and types)
    • Pokemon's movesets (completely random or prefer same type)


    Trainers

    • Random trainer PKMN
    • Random Trainer name & Class


    Wild Pokemon

    • Random wild PKMN
    • Type themed areas
    • Randomize held items


    TM/HM and tutors

    • Random TM moves
    • Full HM compatibility
    • Random Move tutor moves
    • Compatibility can be random, full or prefer type.


    Field items and Misc

    • Random field items
    • Randomize catching Tutorial



    Pokemon Colour Palette


    • Completely random (Colours may be wild and jarring, some shading might not look right)
    • Random Hue (Could look similar but could look very different. Shading and colour combinations might look better)
    • Slight Variation
    • Change one Colour
    • Colour by type (The pokemon will appear to have a colour that resembles it's type. e.g A grass type will appear green. This could work if I randomize the type)


    What do you guys think? When they have been decided I will make a little banner thing for this OP to show what has been randomized along with having sections for my team etc and then each chapter.

    I downloaded the colour randomizer today and checked it out and it seemed to love neon purple and blue/green together. They looked horrific lol.
    I also somehow got so lucky that I have Jirachi as a random starter AND in the grass at lake Verity there were wild Shaymin AND Lugia. Not sure what happened with that game haha.
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    Chapter 1: Let the journey begin
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    @Coru Thank you for posting this! Here is what I would like you to randomize :

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    Pokemon Traits

    PKMN Abilities
    PKMN evolutions (changed so trade evolutions etc evolve by level up)


    Starters, Static Pokemon and in-game trades

    Starter PKMN
    Static encounters (Keeping the status e.g. a static legendary would always be a random legendary.)
    In-Game Trades (+ Nicknames, OT and Items)


    Moves

    Pokemon's movesets (prefer same type)


    Trainers

    Random trainer PKMN
    Random Trainer name & Class


    Wild Pokemon

    Random wild PKMN
    Randomize held items


    TM/HM and tutors

    Random Move tutor moves

    Field items and Misc

    Randomize catching Tutorial



    Pokemon Colour Palette


    Random Hue (Could look similar but could look very different. Shading and colour combinations might look better)


    Good luck with your adventure! o/



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    Hey Coru!

    For things like this I seem to have a somewhat rigid approach; I like things to be as balanced as they can be while still being random, and also, I never trust automatic recolours. xD They always look awful and sticking with regular colours or editing them yourself are the only two options I'd ever go with, ahaha.

    I also mostly disable legendaries for starters or trainer pokemon, but finding them in the wild can be fun. xD But randomising practically everything else could be fun. :3c Definitely things like item pickups. Types and abilities can get really tricky, but since you're not doin ga nuzlocke, I think a lot of these things won't be as bad as if you were. Because it can get hard. xD

    Whatever you decide, have fun! :D

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    I kinda like the random colours idea but I imagine most Pokemon will look completely awful, so I guess it just depends if you mind or not. XD

    Random moves on Pokemon sounds pretty fun. I always loved using Metronome in the early games haha. I probably wouldn't mess with stats or types as that could turn it more into just pressing random buttons and hoping for the best, if that makes sense, since you will have no idea what the opponent Pokemon actually is/can do.
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    Hi guys,
    Sorry it's been a while, been super busy due to graduation and job interviews etc so haven't had chance to start it. I already find adult life super stressful lol.

    So I basically went with the set that Cleobel suggested as you all seem to agree that it would be interesting. I also randomized abilities too, I thought that would make it quite fun and add a little twist to some battles.
    So the stuff that I randomized was:
    • Change trade evolutions
    • Pokemon abilities
    • Starter Pokemon
    • Static Pokemon
    • In game trades
    • Random moves (prefer same type)
    • Random catching tutorial
    • Random field items
    • Random TMs
    • Random Move tutors
    • Random wild pokemon
    • Random trainer pokemon
    • Random trainer name and class
    • Random hue


    I'll have a snazzy little Graphic for that in a while. I'll edit the first post with all the info needed. I'll also post a second post in the next half hour or so with the first section of the playthrough. I'm thinking of doing the tutorial section and end when I get to the first gym? What do you guys think? @Cleobel @Suicune's Fire @Pokemon Trainer Sarah

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    Let the Journey Begin! [Chapter 1]

    It was the night before Coru was to get his own starter pokemon. He was looking forward to choosing from the three Sinnoh starters, Piplup, Chimchar or Turtwig but still wasn't sure which to go with. He dreamt of pokemon all night, but a certain part stuck in his head more than the others. Professor Rowan was explaining the world of Pokemon to him and he showed him a real life Pokemon. It was a Buneary. This Buneary was strange. It wasn't the usual brown and creme, it was more of a purple and blue colour instead.
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    Professor Rowan then continued asking about things such as his name and information about his close friend, Nerd. Once he woke, the dream seemed strange but he thought nothing of it. He began to get ready for his first day at being a trainer, not realising the oddities that were to begin.

    When he woke, he was greeted by his mother, explaining how Professor Rowan was unable to give him a pokemon today as he and his assistant had to travel with the pokemon for some sudden research. Sitting, sad, Coru watched the recent news and daydreamed. It was talking about the oddly coloured Red Gyarados spotted in the local lake. He wished that one day he would get his own Red Gyarados, but it seemed like he might not even get his own starter anyway.
    All of a sudden, Nerd, his best friend ran in, exclaiming about the news article, saying he wanted to go to the lake to see if they could see this 'Red Gyarados' for themselves. Nerd's enthusiasm and sense of urgency made Coru forget about his disappointment on getting his starter. They both then promptly left to spot the pokemon.
    Once they got near the lake, Nerd noticed how Coru was distracted and asked why. Coru explained how he was going to get his first pokemon today and how all of a sudden Professor Rowan had left so he couldn't. Nerd stopped to think until he suddenly exclaimed that if Proffessor Rowan wasn't going to come to them, they should go to him. He went to walk into the tall grass and then from behind they both heard the sound of an older man clearing his throat. They stopped in their tracks, turned and became face to face with Professor Rowan. Turns out he was conducting research at the lake. After minutes of him questioning and lecturing both Nerd and Coru, Professor Rowan had decided that they weren't ready for pokemon. This is when Nerd turned on his charm and began convincing the Professor to let them have pokemon. It took him some time, but in the end he gave in. They could have a starter pokemon.

    Coru's mind started racing at the thought of his own Pokemon. What would he call it, who would he choose. The decisions were so hard. Rowan opened a briefcase with three Pokeballs in and told them both to choose a pokemon. Nerd allowed Coru to go first. He looked in and what he saw utterly confused him. Instead of the usual starters, what he found were three others in their place. These were, Numel, Slaking and Lombre. They were almost the same as the usual types he thought so that wasn't too odd. The only thing was, their colours were off. They didn't look like their usual colours, they looked eerily similar to the Buneary from Coru's dream.
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    The randomizer sometimes bugs so it shows the sprites for the starters instead of the actual pokemon.

    After some thought, Coru decides to choose Lombre, the Jolly pokemon.
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    Factfile of pokemon to go here when I do it

    Nerd then chose his pokemon, Professor Rowan gave another quick lecture and left with his assistant. As soon as they left, Nerd turned to Coru and challenged him to a battle. Their lives as trainers had begun.

    Battle with Nerd
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    Turn 1: Lombre used Dive to hide underwater. Numel used Flare Blitz
    Turn 2: Lombre used Dive to attack Numel. It's super effective. Numel fainted. Lombre leveled up!

    After the battle, they both decide to go home and take a break, showing their parents their new friends. At home, Coru's mom is delighted that he got his wish and she explains that he must go to Professor Rowan's lab to say thank you. Coru agrees and begins his small journey to the lab. As he makes his way out of town, Nerd spots him and stops him. Nerd explains his plans to go to the lake to catch the rare pokemon there, such as the famed legendary pokemon of the lake. Coru knew that Nerd always had a small attention span so he agreed to the little detour, knowing it wouldn't delay him too much. His mother did say to come home before dark after all. As they got to the lakeside they spotted an odd man talking to himself whilst looking out to the island in the middle of the lake. They both got suspicious of him and tried to stay quiet. However, the man noticed them and fled. They both discussed this strange experience but eventually they both agreed to leave to find the Professor. Nerd ran off, thinking that if he gets there first, that gives him more time to catch pokemon, but Coru took his time. He wasn't as fast paced as Nerd was.
    On his way to the laboratory, Coru found many pokemon in the wild grass, all of them with weird colours. He found a Sandslash, Plusle, Spheal and Hippowdon. His Lombre also leveled up to level 8.
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    When he got to the Lab, he was greeted by the Professor's assistant, Dawn. She began talking to him and as they were about the enter the lab, Nerd burst out. Going on about how he was going to become the best trainer in the world, he ran off. Coru and Dawn continued into the lab. When they began talking to the Professor, he was amazed at how Coru had taken care of his pokemon, lamenting on how it looked so happy. This was when Coru decided to name it. Colo, he called him. After this, Rowan got to the more pressing matters. The Pokedex. The professor wanted to entrust Coru with a pokedex that he would use to note down information on the pokemon that lived in the Sinnoh region. This was an honor that Coru was happy to accept. His assistant Dawn then began explaining how she was just like him and that the professor had entrusted her with one too and how she would act as a mentor for both him and Nerd. She then walked out, asking Coru to follow her. She then explains that he must tell his family because he might be gone from home for a while. She then tells him that she will be waiting near for him when he has done so. With that in mind, Coru makes his way home. On his way home, he spots a wild Venusaur.
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    Coru returns home to his mother laying dinner out on the table. Over dinner they discuss Coru's new adventure and what they both think of it. His mother is very supportive but slightly weary, telling him to be safe and always look out for dangerous people or pokemon. She gifts him a journal so he can write down his travels so she can learn what he has been up to when he visits home. All of a sudden, Nerd's mother burst in, asking where Nerd could be. She explains that he came home raving about something called a pokedex and before she could get any real answers, he left again. They invite her in for a drink and explain everything. Similarly to Coru's mother, she is delighted but also seems hesitant due to the possible dangers. Whilst she wished Nerd could have told her, she thanks Coru and his mother and asks for Coru to deliver a package for her son. Coru accepts and she leaves.
    It was getting dark, so Coru decided to have one last night at home and then leave in the morning. As he lay in bed, he thought about everything that had happened during the day. The odd starter pokemon, the weird colours, the random wild pokemon that shouldn't be there. It was as if he woke up in another world that looked almost the same as his, just a bit different. He was about to find out how different it really was.

    (Sorry it barely covers anything, believe it or not this section took me about an hour to do because of the game, writing this chapter and the screenshots, I would do more but it's late and I've got an interview tomorrow but I'll get more done tomorrow if I have time. I wasn't sure how to do this and make it interesting so I sort of made it into a story with screenshots. I also want to play around with the plot of the random bits and make it have a reason. What do you guys think. It's a very lazy story but I might rewrite it eventually when I have more time haha. Or would you prefer just to have the screenshots and a summary of what happened? Graphics for main info will be done asap too)

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    @Coru Congratulations on your graduation and good luck with the job interviews!
    Thank you for posting the first part of your adventure! I love how the wild Spheal looks like a shiny, and how the wild Plusle looks like a Minun. xD
    I expected to see a summary with screenshots, but it's up to you whether or not you want to write a story.
    Good luck with your adventure! :)



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    This looks awesome Coru! The story so far is pretty great! I'm excited for your next update!
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