So I was sitting down with my 4 year old son to watch Pokemon, and thought to myself. "I wonder why they haven't done a Pokemon MMO" I mean c'mon talk about an idea that just begs for an MMO. Kids who go on adventures to find and capture more pokemon. Pets that you raise and battle. Heck even some raids if you watch pokemon or have kids your familiar with some of the more powerful pokemon who often times take hundreds of players to battle. You could give guilds the ability to set-up gym's where players could come in and challenge them for badges to compete in the tournaments.
Am I the only one who sees the potential here in this already over marketed brand. Seriously, would this not be a great and fun MMO. Even if you hate the american basterdized version of the show the idea alone would be huge fun.
Hunting for rare pokemon, by battling wild pokemon. The loot could be power-ups for pokemon like poke-block or berries and evolving stones. Also vendor junk so you can buy new poke-balls to give you bonus modifiers for catching pokemon. You can level up your pokemon and teach them new abilities and skills based on how you fight. such as if you constantly use iron tail and quick attacks your agility and strength will gradually increase making those skills more effective. While if you use Lightning and thunderbolt your spirit and endurance would go up. This way no two pokemon would evolve the same making for some great pvp matches. question is do you battle as the pokemon during matches or as the trainer calling out to the pokemon what to do. Both would be interesting to play. With the latter offering for even more customization on game play.
When hunting for rare pokemon in a group each person gets a chance to catch it when its weakened the one with the best result or (dice roll) wins the prize. This could also apply to raid mobs giving each party member a chance to catch it. With the option that all fail and the mob regains some health and they start again. Even if failing they receive loot that is dropped when the pokemon flees.
This will encourage people to raid and keep raiding and improving the quality of their gear and thier pokemon skills. With thousands of pokemon species out there and the thousand more they can dream up content is already there.
With the various towns and guild tournaments and questing to save the world and battle team rocket and the other two evil factions I think there is plenty of quest content also to keep us busy for a long long time. Not to mention the appeal to much wider audience.
So why hasn't anyone made one yet. I mean c'mon I would get an absolute kick out of playing with my kids and friends.
so whom ever owns that license get a good dev team (please dont go free to play cash shop model) and hire some american development company to make it. I think this would be great fun and look forward to maybe one day playing it.
What do you all think?