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Video Game / Moemon

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All 386 Moemon! Gotta Catch 'em All!
Ever wondered what happens when you take Pokémon and combine them with impossibly cute anime girls? Well, you'd get Moemon. Moemon (short for "Moekko Monsters") is a Pokémon romhack of FireRed that replaces all of the Mons with Moe gijinka. While requiring several downloadable patches to work correctly on an emulator, there is no real plot change; the entire game is simply moe personifications of Pokémon, which would obviously contribute to the popularity of the hack. Other hacks, such as one of Emerald, emerged after the original FireRed hack; however, the original is the most well known and referenced on sites such as Bulbapedia. The Emerald hack also has its fair share of problems, which would border on Early Installment Weirdness if it was the first installment. Many of the tropes that pertain to the original game this is hacked from also pertain here, and can be viewed on the original game's page. The game is still given some focus, as patches are released to update sprites and such, giving it improvements much like DLC does for any other game. Unfortunately, at least for the fans the game has, Moemon is currently only limited to GBA ROM hacks of FireRed and Emerald, no DS hacks such as the Sinnoh and Johto remakes have been shown to be in production at all.

Notably, there are many more installments for the Moemon in Japanese than in English, and many of them haven't been converted to English yet, such as updated sprites and the like, but some people are working on getting these through for English speaking players to enjoy.

Tropes pertaining to the game:

  • Apathetic Citizens: This is standard for Pokemon, especially given the whole Team Rocket fiasco, but taken to new levels here in that no one sees any problem with capturing cute little girls to do battle. Of course, the players don't care either, but you'd expect a reaction.
  • Developers' Foresight: Carrying over from the actual games the ROMs were hacked from, there is a code which uses Spinda's personality value to generate exactly 4,294,967,296 (give or take) different variations of Spinda, or double that number if Shiny Spinda are considered different variations.
  • Downloadable Content: An additional FireRed patch is in the works, by Youtube User oOMikuMikuOo. It will contain updated sprites for all the Pokemon, and the sprites on the menu are updated as well. This patch does not work on the Emerald hack; patching it in this manner results in a major Game-Breaking Bug.
    • This makes it the only known Pokemon game to change all sprites within a "generation", if one counts the FireRed and Emerald hacks as "Generation III" like the original games they're based off of.
  • Game Mod: For now, of Gen III games, specifically FireRed and Emerald.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: The appearances of the 'Moemon' don't change depending on the gender indicated by the game. While some have an ambiguous design, most of them look clearly female, even when the game says otherwise.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: It's Pokemon, so this is to be expected, but, given how absolutely adorable every Moemon is, you will want to catch them all.
  • One Game for the Price of Two: Would be difficult, considering it's a romhack, and thankfully this was averted. The starters and even Eevee are catchable, making it easier to obtain all Pokémon.
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  • Updated Re-release: With the original being a hack of Pokemon FireRed, it manages to be this twice, albeit unofficial. While FireRed was a remake, it could count as a stretch, and Moemon manages to replace all the Pokemon with ginjika, therefore making this game an updated rerelease of a rerelease. Try not to think about it too much.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Smoked" for "Picked" in the Emerald hack.

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