I've been hit by a sudden brainwave. A minecraft mod in which you can catch and train pokemon (I dont mean like Pokemobs). If someone could make this I would really apreciate it. Heres my full idea:
It is just like normal minecraft, you encounter pigs, cows, zombies, etc.
But when you walk through the patches of tall grass you can encounter pokemon the game changes so that it is just like encountering a pokemon in one of the classic games, sprites and everything (probably the animated ones from black and white).
In caves certain parts will have fog (you will be able to see through it easily but still know that it is there) which tells you that you can encounter wild pokemon there.
In deserts Slow Sand will need to be added which slows down the player slightly and allows desert pokemon to be found.
Also pokemon can be encountered in water.
Tall Grass generation will need to be edited so that pokemon encounter is more balanced.
Pokemon will be different and higher leveled the further from the spawn you get.
Different pokemon will be found in different parts of grass (plains, forest, mountains, snow) water (sea surface, sea bed, river, lake, swamp, frozen, underground) Caves (open, tight, light, dark, near lava).
Pokemon can be switched in the party and equiped with items via the inventory, which still functions the same (only spare pokeballs are here, one containing pokemon dont take up space as they are in a side panel).
It should be made so that a legendary pokemon need to be beaten after entering all the ender eyes into the end portal, so that pokemon are neccessary to beat the game.
Items from the pokemon series can be bought from some testificates in Minecrafts regular npc villages, one testificate per village will heal your pokemon and other testificates can be challenged to battles. Some battling testificates can be found rarly in the surrounding areas if set to normal difficulty or higher.
DONT ADD NEW TOWNS WITH POKEMON CENTRES.
In creative mode when tall grass, slow sand and fog are placed you should be able to choose what pokemon can be encountered and there should be a way to do this for water to.
When Testificates are placed their functions should be able to be chosen (item vender, trainer, healer).
These last 2 are so that people can make custom maps using the mod that would be like their own pokemon reigons. I would love for someone to make a mod to this description but I know it will be though so I mostly wanted to just get my ideas across. Let me know what you think.
I really want to help but I dont know how to mod, but thanks for letting me know about your progress. A few other small things are you can use the pc at the NPC villages, items can the bought in exchange for iron ingots, gold ingots or diamonds. In the end there should be an artificial mog of a different colour to cave fog where you can find high powered futuristic pokemon (Metang for example) and in the Nether there should be 2 different places to find pokemon, soul sand and a different coloured fog in nether fortresses. Also I dont know what to do about starter pokemon, but I dont want it to be limited to the 15 from the other games.
and the ball just keeps on rolling, and as such ive come up with some more ideas:
Every biome has a specific starter pokemon that u get if your first spawn is there (crabby=beach, forest=venonat, plains=mareep, mineshaft=drowze, jungle=aipom etc) I would prefer the more obscure pokemon that dont get much publicity.
When breaking certain things there is a chance of pokemon encounter, although very slim (stone=geodude, lillypad=lotad etc)
Underground you can find relic blocks that will most likly break off as relic block when mined, however there is a chance of it being an evolution stone or a pokemon fossil. When replaced relic blocks only release more relic block when mined.
Small naturally occuring shrines can be found very rarly made of relic block. When a shrine has a very rare item found in dungeons placed in it a coresponding legendary will appear. Examples of what these items could be are sacred leaf=celebi, shrunken star=jirachi and i couldnt think of more item names but the other pokemon are mew, uxie, mespirit, axelf, manaphy, victini. The shrine disappears with the capture/defeat/running away from the pokemon.
Other people ideas or inovations are very welcome allong with my own