Kotaku Highlights Pokemon Fan Game ‘Pokémon Uranium’

Pokemon is a series that not unlike Sonic or Mario, gets a lot of fan games and hacks. Kotaku noticed this and decided to take a look at one of those games called Pokemon Uranium and shared both there faults on the title and some history surrounding the game. You can find the full article at the source link but will be putting a quote or two below.

Source: Kotaku

Taking inspiration from real-world places like Rio de Janeiro, the game takes place somewhere very different from any existing Pokémon games. You’ll still be collecting 8 gym badges, as you do in any Pokémon game, but the setting will be tropical. And in this setting, you’ll find some new Pokémon you’ve never seen before—the developers tried their hand at fakemon, though you’ll see plenty of familiar Pokémon in Uranium, too.

Your origin story is a little different as well. You’ll be playing as a 13-year old that has to leave their home out of necessity: your guardian can’t take care of you anymore. So you take up a research job: completing the Pokedex. Interestingly, Uranium has a new type of Pokémon which isn’t featured in any of the official releases: Nuclear type. That’s probably not surprising given the name of the game, but still, it’s novel, no? Here’s how the developers describe the type:

Radiation seeping from nuclear power plants has unlocked a destructive new power in Nuclear Pokemon, a new element that is spreading across the Tandor region like a virus. Nuclear-type Pokemon are feral, corrupt versions of ordinary Pokemon, who won’t listen to a trainer but will attack anything in sight with destructive force. The only way to beat them is to attack them fast and quick, because Nuclear-type is unstable: in exchange for being super-effective on every other type, it is also weak to every other type

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