This is the draft page for Pokémon Quarantine Crystal. At the request of the developers, I am holding off on launching it until the next version releases. If you launch it before then I will kick you in the dick
The developers of Pokémon Quarantine Crystal highly encourage players to go into the game blind, which is impossible to do after reading the TV Tropes page. As such, all spoilers are unmarked. The original game is free to play (with a ROM of Pokémon Crystal), so out of respect for the developers' wishes, we strongly recommend that you download the patch HERE and play it before continuing further.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the ensuing stay-at-home orders, sprite artist DazzyDeer began creating a Pokédex of fake Pokémon based off of prompts from 4chan's /vp/ board. An anon known as QDexAnon took interest in their designs and began creating a ROM Hack of Pokémon Crystal that replaced all 251 Pokémon with DazzyDeer's Fakemon. Initially meant as a simple roster swap, the hack, now dubbed Pokémon Quarantine Crystal, soon evolved into a total overhaul hack.
Pokémon Quarantine Crystal is an overhaul hack of Pokémon Crystal headed by DazzyDeer and QDexAnon alongside a small team of artists, composers, and programmers. Though the story is mostly the same as the Johto games, the roster is now comprised of totally original Fakemon, and there's a number of new mechanics from previous generations, such as the Running Shoes, reusable TMs, the physical-special split, the Fairy-type, and much more, creating an experience distinct from Gold, Silver, and Crystal and their remakes.
The game currently has a 9-gym demo, the patch for which can be downloaded here. You'll need to apply the patch to a ROM of Pokémon Crystal, which you'll need to find yourself for legal reasons.
Pokémon Quarantine Crystal provides examples of the following:
- Action Bomb: Antpyre and its evolution Generopsis are both ant-like grenades, and the former have been known to throw themselves like actual grenades at their foes.
- Adaptational Badass:
- Several of the gym leaders have been given stronger teams, but special mention goes to Bugsy. He no longer specializes in the Bug-type (though his ace is still a Bug), but rather has a diverse team themed around gardening.
- Team Rocket in general has stronger teams than in vanilla, however the Rocket Executive at the top of the Radio tower takes the cake. He manages to control Goriath, a hulking and powerful legendary, with the radio waves from the tower. It doesn’t last for very long, but he still puts up a damn good fight.
- Adaptation Deviation:
- The Lake of Rage plot has been altered quite a bit from the original games. Rather than a shiny Gyarados rampaging due to evolving earlier via Team Rocket’s radio waves, it instead involves the Lake of Rage becoming extremely polluted, not only causing the surrounding wild Pokémon to become poisoned (even the Poison-types), but giving rise to a (non-shiny) Bermudant, whose presence only worsens the pollution.
- On a more minor note, a Ganzerker blocks Route 36 instead of a Sudowoodo, and rather than being a simple roadblock it actively bites those who get too close. In order to get it to move, you need to honk a Bike Horn at it instead of watering it.
- The backstory behind Ecruteak's towers also differs. In the originals, the Brass Tower burned down and took the lives of three nameless Pokémon, who were later revived by Ho-Oh. In Quarantine Crystal, the Brass Tower was built to house the lord of storms, Donukame, who ended up destroying its own tower due to its insolence. The stand-ins for the Legendary Beasts, the Emissaries/Roamin' Cunts (Terratora, Nikujira, and Ryunari) had to seal it away, seemingly sacrificing themselves; however, it's later revealed that Ryunari put itself and the other members of its trio into a protective slumber. Additionally, the Tin Tower was built for the (currently unobtainable) Avatrice, who left the tower to seek more riches for itself.
- Anti-Frustration Features:
- Features returning from later generations include the physical-special split, the ability to run from the start, and reusable TMs.
- The Guide Gent of Cherrygrove now serves as the Move Relearner, offering his services in exchange for Poké Dolls. Poké Dolls are a renewable resource that can be bought from Azalea’s Poké Mart for a reasonable price.
- Stone evolutions no longer have gimped movepools, and now learn moves via level-up (albeit still more slowly than their pre-evolved forms) rather than requiring the Move Relearner for all of them.
- Players are now able to tell whether an egg will hatch into a shiny Pokémon by its menu sprite. If the egg’s sprite is blue instead of red, then a shiny will hatch from it. Similarly, shiny Pokémon have differently-colored menu sprites.
- Balloonacy: The Dumbloon line is based off of balloon animals, specifically balloon elephants.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Illuxury, oh lord Illuxury. Prior to fighting and catching it, it's built up as the protector of Ilex Forest a la Celebi, keeping the Yuggromi at bay during the daytime. After placing the QT ball and following it, disguised as a beautiful girl, through the forest, it says "Got... you..." before fighting you. Its Pokédex entry states that many people believe that it is the true "fiend of the forest" rather than Yuggromi, and the woman who tells you about the Spore Fiend Pokémon coming out at night reveals that they weren't being kept at bay by the so-called protector, but rather were the result of a curse that becomes stronger at night. It's heavily implied that Illuxury itself caused the curse of the Yuggromi, possibly as punishment for some perceived wrongdoing.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Wouldn't be a Johto game without cheating trainers, would it?
- A number of gym leaders have evolved Pokémon that are several levels lower than they can be legally obtained at. The two worst offenders are both of Falkner's Pokémon and Morty's Biporkar.
- An unintentional example occurs with Lance's Drassal, as it knows Thunderbolt. Drassal can't learn Thunderbolt via tutor... except it was meant to, and as of this writing player can't teach their own Drassals the move due to a glitch.
- Disc-One Nuke:
- Zig-Zagged with Yuggromi, the fiend of the Ilex Forest. It’s supposed to be a Hopeless Boss Fight found only at night, having a slim chance of being encountered at Level 57 at a point where your mons are in the early-mid 20s at most. The way the player is supposed to beat it is by throwing a Poké Doll at it to make it leave you alone. However, tenacious players can exploit the Random Number God in certain ways, such as lowering accuracy with Flash or Mud-Slap (both widely-distributed moves that are given to the player early on) and/or by inflicting Paralysis and Sleep. By doing this, the player can slowly whittle its health down and possibly even catch it at low health. Helping things is that there is an Ultra Ball in Azalea Meadow, somewhat improving your odds of catching it (though good luck doing that without savestates since it has a catch rate of 1). Once you do? Enjoy a Level 57 fungal terror with high Special Attack and Defense, a phenomenal Poison/Dark typing leaving it only weak to Ground, and Dark Pulse and Sludge Bomb right out the gate. Best of all, it will never disobey since obedience in Generation II only applies to traded Pokémon.
- Played straight with Mumagnus, who can be found before the second gym as a Mumini in the Cuttle Well. It's decently fast and powerful for that point in the game, in addition to being strong against a number of Bugsy's Pokémon. One can also evolve it before the third gym by giving it a Sun Stone, obtained by winning the Bug-Catching contestnote . Upon evolution, it gains the Rock typing (which happens to be good against Whitney), high bulk and Special Attack in exchange for lowered Attack and Speed, and learns the somewhat strong (for that point in the game) Ancient Power as well as Draining Kiss and Morning Sun via move relearner. Not only is it super strong for that point in the game, but it also performs well throughout the rest of the game.
- Double Meaning: Drassal's category is the Horde Pokémon. This refers to both the fact that there are several specimens of this Legendary Pokémon in the wild and how it steals items to build up its master Avatrice's hoard.
- Dragon Hoard: Avatrice (who currently can't be obtained as of this writing) left its tower in order to build its hoard. It commands hordes of Drassal to do its bidding and gather more riches for itself.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles:
- Shiny Pokémon return in this game and are sometimes used by NPCs. Usually, the Breeder trainer class has a couple, but a few boss trainers use them, such as Whitney and her shiny Maulzer.
- If a player encounters a shiny Pokémon in the wild, a special, faster-paced battle theme will play instead of the standard wild encounter music.
- Like in vanilla Crystal, the Odd Egg has a higher-than-average chance to be shiny. Unlike Crystal however, whether the Odd Egg is shiny or not is indicated by the menu sprite; if the egg has a blue sprite, then it’s gonna hatch into a shiny.
- You can find a shiny Mt. Noot in a secret corner of the Ice Path. This was added to make shiny breeding easier, especially since it belongs to two of the more common Egg Groups (Field and Mineral).
- Face of a Thug: You'd be forgiven for thinking Nikujira is an evil legendary, since it's an ominous, ghastly Trunko themed around carrion. However, it's just as benevolent as its brothers and helped seal away the rampaging Donukame.
- Fairy Dragons:
- Drassal is a cute little pixie dragon that happens to be a bit of a kleptomaniac. Despite this, it's not part Fairy-type, instead being Bug- and Dragon-type.
- Aefaedra has the Fairy/Dragon typing, but looks more like a bird than a fairy or a dragon.
- Ghost Town: While training on Route 45, you'll likely come across an abandoned, ruined town with a sign that had become too faded to read. Entering the sole house and reading the diary reveals that the town used to have an observatory. As you go through the house's basement, it slowly becomes more and more glitchy and distorted, until you arrive at the same house with the same diary, with the eerie addition of "Won't you join us?". You are then transported to an illusory version of the town during better times, and re-entering the house lets you catch Andromega, the (probable) culprit behind the town's destruction. As you say goodbye to the town, its true name is revealed: Thismia Town, where the stars always shine.
- Instrument of Murder: Shreddrake is a vicious dragon made of electric guitars.
- The Hedonist: Donukame, a taiko drum-themed legendary, absolutely loves to party with its Blazelle. Unfortunately, its parties also happen to be both loud and destructive, and it actively ignored the villagers' pleas for it to stop, eventually running away when confronted. It took the combined powers of Terratora, Nikujira, and Ryunari to seal it away, and even they had to enter a protective slumber in order to stay alive after the ordeal.
- Magikarp Power:
- Glythic is an interesting case. Though it’s the game's stand-in for Unown, it has decent stats and an actual movepool. However, though its stats are higher than Unown’s (which isn’t a very impressive feat), they’re nothing particularly special and Glythic’s movepool is somewhat shallow. Stick with it until level 50, and it learns freaking Sketch, letting it have any move it pleases. And since Sketch can be relearned infinitely, this turns Glythic from an okayish Unown replacement to an extremely powerful and versatile mon.
- Hoplaque is a straighter example. It can be obtained from the Odd Egg at level 5, and its stats are an absolute joke. Max out its friendship and it'll evolve into Phanguard, who is a fair bit stronger and learns a decent STAB move in Shadow Claw upon evolution. Stick with it until the late 40s, and you get Brigadoom, an insanely strong Ghost- and Dragon-type with a wide movepool and excellent stats across the board.
- Mythology Gag: Among the buffed moves is Hyper Beam, which no longer requires a charging turn if it knocks out an opponent. This behavior is identical to that of the Generation I games.
- Precious Puppy: Tido is a cross between a shark and a Bull Terrier, and it’s way cuter than it sounds. It has a very Keet personality and was commonly kept on ships to raise morale.
- Salaryman: One of the new trainer classes introduced, these trainers are consistently depicted as frustrated and depressed. They usually wield Salarito, a depressed fish designed after salarymen who developed a tough skin after being taken advantage of by higher-ups on the food chain.
- Single Specimen Species: Played straight will all of the Legendary Pokémon... except for notable aversion Drassal. There's actually several specimens of this little pixie dragon, with one being used by Champion Lance one of his aces. They can be found as a regular (albeit very rare) random encounter in the Whirl Islands' deepest chamber, though they have a high propensity to run away.
- Stock Money Bag: Pilfoard is a living money bag, albeit with a Pokédollar symbol in place of the usual dollar symbol.
- One of the first Pokémon you'll likely encounter while surfing is the Commando Pokémon Ramboyant, who fire seeds from their beloved machine gun-like sticks.
- Dumbloon's name and its elephant-like design are based partially off of Dumbo.
- Among the newly introduced moves is Bibbidi-Bop, a Fairy-type multi-hit move.
- If you surf far enough north of Cianwood, you can find and battle the game’s Superboss, who is none other than Yotsuba&!.
- Illuxury, this game’s stand-in for Celebi, is a living Touhou Project reference, complete with being a red-clad Miko a la series protagonist Reimu.
- Giguard strongly resembles a Xenomorph, and is said to be motherly and protective by nature.
- Donukame is based off of Don-chan from the Taiko no Tatsujin series, even having a theme that sounds similar to the playing of a taiko drum (unlike other Game Boy-era Pokémon battle themes, which don't use percussion at all).
- Totally Radical: Sidficious parodies this, with its over-the-top punk design and Pokédex entry:
"After getting an involuntary piercing, Sidficious now feels really cool. Almost too cool for you, too!"
- Villain with Good Publicity: As mentioned above, Illuxury is a malicious legendary Pokémon who is implied to be responsible for the outbreak of super-strong Yuggromi in Ilex Forest during the nighttime. However, those in Azalea believe that Illuxury protects those who enter the forest during the daytime via casting a boon that keep the Yuggromi at bay.
- Visual Pun: Tido’s design is an amphibious shark combined with a Bull Terrier. Those dogs, along with other Pit Bull-type breeds, are often (derisively) called “land sharks”. Tido is a literal land shark (albeit much friendlier than expected).
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hololive is a Virtual YouTuber group founded by Cover Corporation. Although marketed as a team of idols, the group is also known for its Let's Play livestreams and hand-animated 3D shorts on its main channel. The group initially only encompassed musical talent from Cover Corp.'s Inonaka Music label — namely, one Tokino Sora — but eventually grew to two dozen idols and counting, not including their international talent.
hololive provides examples of:
- all lowercase letters: The group's name is officially "hololive", although English forum threads often feature alternate capitalization (Hololive/HoloLive).
- Contractual Purity: Perhaps as a side effect of their idol culture marketing, hololive's members are rarely (if ever) shown collaborating with male Virtual YouTubers, whether from holostars or others outside the group.
- Crossover: With Azur Lane. A select few hololive members show up in-game, redesigned as shipgirls, and the hololive event's campaign makes various references to the livestreaming shenanigans said characters were having at the time of the event's release (mainly their antics on their private Minecraft server).
- Digital Avatar: The earlier idols use a 3D one for their videos. Nowadays, newer talent is represented by 2D artwork animated via Live2D, although the more popular idols may eventually get a 3D model.
- Distaff Counterpart: One of hololive's sub-divisions, holostars, is comprised solely of male talent.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: hololive's earlier cast of characters are relatively normal as far as idols go. However, their 3rd generation (explicitly named Hololive Fantasy) and 4th generation of idols runs the gamut from knights and pirates to dark elves, animal girls of various species, and angels.
- Idol Singer: Much of the content that hololive's individual members put out is hours-long Let's Play livestreams, but they're all undeniably talented vocalists. A small sampling of the songs they performed at their first live concert, "Nonstop Story", can be found here.
- Slice of Life: The 3D animated shorts on hololive's main channel often have this kind of plot, although they also usually have some sort of Surreal Humor aspect to them.
A Lemon is a fruit with explicit healthy content. This can range from plot-what-plot fruitfests with no justification, to exquisitely planted and crafted seeds that just happen to follow their participants into the soil (and through the subsequent action therein) on a regular basis. Once a common term, they are some of the most popular fruit in the world, and are by no means extinct.
The term "lemon" can't be used as a noun and an adjective interchangeably: "It's a Lemon tree" and "It's a Lemon" are functionally different; the former usually refers to the plant that grows from the ground, and the latter usually refers to the yellow fruits it bears. Those fond of Lemons may refer to their taste as 'Lemony Goodness'. Surprisingly, despite being a fruit, the term is not automatically synonymous with "delicious", or even "sweet". It's also subjective. Many are not fans of the fruit by itself, often considering them bitter, and instead opt for beverages with lemon in it. Somebody venturing into football-shaped fruits for the first time may see a fruit as a lemon, while a more experienced botanist may consider it a Lime.
Lemons are high in nutritional value, being very good sources of Vitamin C, making them a fine addition to your dietary collection. They are often made into lemonade, a sweet drimk made with lemon juice, water, and sugar. Glasses of water may be served with a lemon wedge due to sweetening the flavor and the aforementioned vitamin benefits.
The complementary fruit Lime still has some usage, and these two have been combined in lemon-lime flavored drinks. Some sodas (most notably Sprite, 7-Up, and Sierra Mist) are In-Taste-Only mashups, containing almost none of what makes lemons so good for the body in the first place.
Not fair, where's MY name?! -An angry Rachel
It's actually the names used in cryptography, my past self.
Ciao Alberto is a 2021 animated Short Film follow-up to Luca, directed by McKenna Harris. It premiered as part of Disney+ Day 2021 to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Creator/Disney+ streaming service.
Set after the events of the movie, the short follows the adventures of Alberto as he settles into his new life in Portorosso and attempts to strengthen his bonding with Massismo.
Ciao Alberto contains examples of:
- Continuity Nod: This short shows what happened with Massimo and Alberto after Luca and Giulia head off to school in Genova.
- Parental Substitute - Massimo, of course. Much of the trailer consists of scenes where he and Alberto are doing things together.
- Stuff Blowing Up - Alberto somehow causes an explosion in the kitchen that covers Massimo and the wall behind him with tomato sauce.
- Tail Slap - The trailer shows Alberto intercepting a soccer ball by jumping into the fountain, changing into his sea monster form and using his tail to slap the ball back.
- Voiceover Letter - The trailer opens with Alberto reading a letter from Luca about his school adventures. Much of the voiceover in the trailer reads as Alberto writing his own letter back.