Video Game: Pokémon Reborn
is an episodically released Pokémon
fan game set in the newly created Reborn region. Interestingly, Pokémon Reborn
is not a ROM Hack
, but an RPG Maker
The story takes place in a world struggling with the aftermath of an environmental disaster. In Reborn City, Pokémon are scarce, the lake has more poison than water, plant life consumes whole wards quickly and without warning, and the population rarely ventures outside of the city. What's more, the local villainous team already has the region in their clutches. Enter our protagonist, a new trainer hoping to take on the Reborn League who finds themself caught up in much, much more.
The game is notable for having a mature story compared to the main Pokémon
series, with a terrorist attack happening right in the intro. It's also mind-bendingly difficult
, at least in relation to the canon games. For example, a level cap is enforced by the badge system in a much more strict manner, in that you aren't allowed to Level Grind
past every leader or the overlevelled team members begin to disobey you
. Moreover, there are some absurdly powerful bosses almost coming out of nowhere.
They're far stronger than you'd ever expect at that point in the game, with teams and strategies straight out of the Competitive Multiplayer
The game can be downloaded on its official website
. There's also a fairly active forum, which has developed its own internal memes. (Just ask about Terra's couches.
Tropes used in Pokémon Reborn: