The FAQ

THIS IS NOT A ROM-HACK. IT IS NOT RUN BY AN EMULATOR. IT WILL NOT BE FOR AN EMULATOR. IT IS NOT RUN ON ANY KIND OF PHONE. IT IS MADE BY RPG MAKER XP, WHICH IS A WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM PROGRAM AND IS ONLY FOR WINDOWS PC.


  1. How many people are working on this?
    1. We currently have 6 members working on this right now(including myself). Depending on the skill-sets needed, we are always open for more members. If you have questions about joining, email me at pokemongen0@gmail.com
  2. Can I be a part of the team?!!???
    1. I am currently looking for pixel artists to draw the overworld buildings/tiles/environment tiles. You would need to be able to make tiles at the Heart Gold/Soul Silver level of detail or better. If you’re interested, please email me at pokemongen0@gmail.com
  3. How can I help?
    1. I’m glad you asked! You can always spread the word about this website here or any other media outlet I currently use. If you would like to donate, click here! Otherwise any suggestions you may have would be wonderful and things like bug reports and stuff.
  4. Are you worried about getting a C&D?
    1. Good question I do not claim any ownership of any brand names associated to Poke’mon or Nintendo. I am simply making a fan-game with a program that helps me do it giving homage to a great series There are many fan-made Poke’ games out there, and they’ve done fine. So, I think everything is alright to do this.
  5. What websites do you have?
    1. You can find all legitimate Gen 0 related websites here
  6. Will this be free to download?
    1. This game will be completely free. But if you would like to donate that is always helpful ^_^ Donations go for helping pay for production of the game.
  7. Can I do a Let’s Play of this?
    1. That is more than fine!!  I just ask that, if you do, please provide links to the forum and main website in the description. And the Facebook page.   ALSO, post your LP on any of my pages so I can see it 😀
  8. Will this run on Mac/Linux?
    1. RPG Maker XP is a Windows program, so it will mainly only run on a Windows OS. I will be researching it here and there for more fixes. Your best bet would be to make a Windows emulator/partition.
  9. Is there a way to put this on my phone’s emulator or acekard?
    1. The mediums this is available on is confined to the parent program, RPG Maker XP. So there is little-to-no chance of cross-platforming at this time. This is for Windows.
  10. Is there a release date scheduled?
    1. Alpha 0.0.6.18b Release is located here For the rest of the game… I don’t put deadlines for the game, since I want a quality product and I don’t want to rush things.Unlike video game companies with 100+ people on paid salaries with college degrees, we’re a team of 5+ people doing this on our own time :p I do always give updates and let you know when something will be released, though.
  11. How far are you?
    1. That’s a complicated question. There’s story, characters, art, feature foundations, events and maps. All of which are at different stages.  However, for the explorable part of the game, I have up to Pewter City made.  Viridian Forest and Pewter City, while done map-wise, need to have events.  Route 3 and Sable City have their main base-maps done and are coming soon!
      The game is still in alpha so there’s quite a ways to go yet.
  12. So what is this game?
    1. Though this should be obvious by now… hahahaha… It is a prequel to Red/Blue and generation 1. It takes place roughly 35 years before the events of the first game and will correlate tightly to the events in it. It will be released on the computer (this is not a romhack) and will run as a standalone exe. It is made on RPG Maker XP through the Pokemon Essentials Starter Kit
  13. What will the maps and environment be like?
    1. All-in-all, I’m going for re-vamping Kanto. Not just re-mapping. I want to make it new enough where you will feel like you’re exploring it again for the first time, but be recognizable enough so you know where you are at any point in time (unless it’s a whole new map). I’m going to take artistic liberties with the maps and make them much more robust and involved, as well as fill in some of the white-space areas of Kanto and give you more to explore.
  14.  What kind of music will be used?
    1. I will be going for the same type of thing I’m doing with my maps. New and updated, but giving a nostalgic feel. It will give the sound of Gold/Silver but sound really nice as well. I have James and Jimmy working on music, and they do a great job!
  15. Will the day and night system from HG/SS be included?
    1. In the shortest answer, yes. One of the main features I plan on promoting with Pokemon Generation 0 is the time system it has. There will be the established time frames that are in HG/SS (day, night, morning, afternoon and evening) and much more. Different events, NPCs, trainers, secrets and even shops will have differences between night and day.
      1. Shops will be affected variously.
        1. You may find a shop closed from 11am-12pm because the clerk is out for lunch.
        2. A shop might be closed overnight because no one is there to work
        3. Some shops will be open 24/7 with different employees running it at various times of the day.
        4. Shops will have different wares depending on different weeks out of the month
      2. You might meet an NPC in town during the day, but at night he will be in one of the surrounding routes, training, and is ready to battle.
      3. People will say different things depending on the time of day
      4. Some secrets will be time-dependent
      5. Some gym leaders might not accept challenges at different times of the day
        1. Maybe a gym leader might be doing personal training from like 5am-8am
        2. A gym leader may not accept challenges at night, or on a certain day of the month
      6. The windows of houses will turn yellow at night to reflect the light coming out of them
        1. Windows on the inside will turn dark to reflect it being night time.
        2. Lights and candles will turn on in people’s homes at night
      7. Pokemon seen will vary between night and day
        1. Pokemon levels will vary as well, with stronger Pokemon appearing at night
      8. And more!!!!
  16. How does it keep track of time?
    1. The time system is set to be computer dependent. So whatever time it is for you, it will be that time in-game.
  17. I only play at night/during the day, will I miss anything important?
    1. You will not miss anything related to the story, or anything necessary to get further along.  However, I will have secrets that will be specific to day or night.   Just like in other Pokemon games, if you want content for a certain time of day you will have to make time for it.  There will be a lot of content for both day and night. So you won’t be left out if you do play just at one time.
  18. So, you want to put a lot of focus on the time system?
    1. Being as there isn’t much in the way of multiplayer, I want to put as much effort as I can into replay and exploration value. I want you to be able to get lost in the story and side-stories of this game like you would with any RPG.
  19. What are the starters?
    1. If you start with Agatha, you will get a Gastly. If you start with Oak, you will begin with a Nidoran ♂.
      1. We did this for quite a few reasons. The most of which, story. We really want your experience with whomever you play be a unique one. I chose to model this after Yellow, where you get Pikachu and Gary gets Eevee. It made the story much more robust in my opinion. The stats of these choices do not differ greatly, overall, so they are a decent choice regardless of whom you choose (differing by 5 points total). For the specifics of these two, there is a couple story reasons and a really good cameo that I won’t mention for now behind the decision :p
  20. How are you going to handle where you encounter Pokemon?
    1. This is something we are going to take into very deep consideration. Some pokemon that were more rare in Gen. 1 may be more common here. In contrast, some of the pokemon you would frequent in Red and Blue will be hard to find here. We are also going to work a lot with the placement of Pokemon and how they fit into environment.
  21. Will we be able to get Charmander, Bulbasaur or Squirtle?
    1. These will be included as well. I have a specific idea of how you will find these, and tie in the fact that they will be starters in Gen. 1\
  22. Will you be including Dark/Steel Types?
    1. Yes.
  23. Will you include the Fairy Type?
    1. Not at this time.
  24. Will there be Mega Evolutions?
    1. Nope
  25. Are you going to deal with the origins of Pokemon?
    1. Yes. Where applicable in a 35 year timespan.
  26. What movesets will be included?
    1. It will be based around the Essentials Starter Kit, so Gen 5.
  27. What Pokemon will be in the game?

    1. All of Gen. 1 pokemon and their pre-evolutions will be included. Omitting a few of the pokemon in Gen. 1 that could not have been around in this time.
      1. Porygon, Omanyte, Mewtwo, Mew, kabuto, omanyte etc.
    2. ALL Pokemon that are found naturally in Kanto during Heart Gold/Soul Silver. This means there will be Pokemon from Gens 2, 3 and 4. However, not all of them will be included.
      1. For instance, Ralts will not be included, since he is never found in Kanto.
  28. Will there be Fakemon?
    1. Yes. I am going to include some Fakemon. Probably have a few different families (evolutionary lines) of them. For any of you worried about this being kept canon, I assure you it will be. Any instances of Fakemon will not be required to complete the main storyline. It will be your choice if you want to have any of them you want on your team, and out of any and all  I make, you will only for sure encounter a few in the game. These ones are literally in the last dungeon/place of the game and have a large story purpose that I am keeping under wraps right now.
    2. Again…. The Fakemon are going to be fully explained as to why they are in Gen 0 but not anywhere else in the other games. Their inclusion is going to be designed specifically to be only in the confines of Gen 0, and even work with the canon timeline. They are all going to be designed with a lot of thought and care, and at this time not a single one of them will be found in the wild.
      1. However, during demos, I may include them for testing purposes and the like.
  29. Pre-evolutions? You mean like baby Pokemon?
    1. Quite 🙂 Babies would have come first, so they will be included. I will have my team of lv. 100 babies again ^_^
  30. Ancient Pokemon won’t be included?
    1. This is a yes-and-no answer.  The public answer is no. There may be hidden things to include them. But the official answer is that there isn’t the lab to revive them, so they will not be included in the game that way.
  31. Will Team Rocket Make an appearance?
    1. Yes. Before Giovanni ran things, his mother, Madame Boss, was the leader. I will be delving into the history of Team Rocket and how it looked under different leadership.
  32. Will there be any new villains?
    1. Yup 🙂 That’s all I’ll say 😀
  33. Will the baby legendary birds from the original Sepia/Monochrome hoax advertisement be included?
    1. We have plans for those little guys 🙂
  34. How will we obtain trade-evolution Pokemon?
    1. Each trade-evolution Pokemon will have a specific way of evolving.
    2. For instance, Kadabra evolves by holding a certain item you get in a side-quest.
  35. Will there be multiplayer or trading?
    1. No. There are some projects that have a GTS or Mystery Gift. We will be looking into this later.
  36. What about the Pokemon 4ever movie?
    1. That takes place 5 years before this game. Gen 0 does not take place in the same timeframe. For Celebi, there will be a cameo. That’s all I’ll say for now.
  37. Will -insert type of pokeverse technology- be included? Isn’t this too much in the past to have -insert tech here-?
    1. One thing of note before continuing. This is only 35 years before Red/Blue. That’s only one to two generations of people. As far as specific technologies, I make sure to research their viability in this timeline and keep it canon. However, most all of the technology in current games will still be around. Some will be a little less advanced, though
      1. PCs will be sparse, only being in some towns.
      2. TMs will be single use.
      3. Normal pokeballs, while being available, will be rare and expensive. Most pokeballs will be made from Apricorns.
  38. Are you going to include conspiracy _________?
    1. I like conspiracies…. hehe. As well as the team. There will be easter eggs and good story arcs. That is all I’ll say. I want to keep most of the bigger story elements on the down-low until I can release more stuff for you all 🙂
  39. Where do I go to donate?
    1. You can donate by clicking —-> this link <—– Thanks!
  40. What kinds of things have you purchased with donations?
    1. This  <———- is a picture of my payment history.
      1. The money to eddie was for server costs before he stole the money and shut down my old website.
      2. The $75 to my old artist is for the Anime cut-ins I used for Gen 0 and some of his battle backgrounds.  I now use Art by the awesome Shirokaze2012 😀
      3. The Deviantart stuff was for membership costs.
      4. Fiverr was a publicity purchase. The guy shared me on his 20k+ page each day twice a day. The Cleverbridge purchase was for Hypercam 3 😀
      5. here is a link to the video I made showing off the Windows Tablet I got from your donations 😀
      6. As I purchase more things for the game, I will make forum posts about it as I did with the Hypercam purchase 🙂

If you have any suggestions on what should be included here, please let me know!!!! You can email me at pokemongen0@gmail.com, message the FB page, post on it, message me on the forums or whatever you fancy, really :p

Thanks!
~TBC

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