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Pokemon player brings Battle Frontier to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 1/May/2020 20:09

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A skilled Pokemon fan transformed their Animal Crossing: New Horizons island into the Battle Frontier from Emerald – and it looks amazing.

Pokemon Emerald is Generation III’s version of Crystal, in that it added various new features to become what is basically known as the definitive version of Ruby and Sapphire. When it released in North America in 2005, it became the second highest-selling title of the year, proving just how eager fans were to jump back into the Hoenn region.


The Battle Frontier was just one of the additions the Game Boy Advance game brought, and it allowed powerful Trainers to fight each other in the post-game in order to progress through different facilities and earn Points. When Gen III returned in 2014 with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the fighting area was replaced with the Battle Resort.

Battle Frontier in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Work_In_Progress095‘ decided to recreate the Frontier in their game of New Horizons, and used the terraforming tool to manipulate their town’s rivers and cliff tops in order to make the location.


Their island’s entrance mimics the GBA title’s entryway with potted plants, chairs, and stands that replicate the reception area. Stone archways are placed further up from the lobby, and lead into the actual arena.

All this is surrounded by a river in order to match the ocean in Emerald. In the GBA title, the location could only be accessed by taking the S.S. Tidal ship from Lilycove City or Slateport City after defeating the Pokemon League.

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The user made the Battle Frontier in 3D.

Obviously it’s going to be difficult to be able to completely mimic certain buildings in Animal Crossing, so the Pokefan used the museum to replicate the Battle Arena, which is lead by Area Tycoon Greta in Emerald after beating the Factory.


They again used a stone archway for the entrance, and then planted bamboo trees around the front to add in the greenery. Stone stools act like the rocks from the 2005 title, and benches are used in place of cliffs.

Even though they’ve used the museum in place of the Arena, the building looks strikingly similar and is the perfect fit.

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The museum is actually a great fit.

The player also added in other features from the Frontier, such as the Factory, Dome, Pike, Pyramid, and the Palace – geniously using Nook’s Cranny for the latter.


Topping it all off, they brought Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre into their island by using a red monster statue and an Archelon torso – because it wouldn’t be Gen III without them. Though, Rayquaza is sadly missing.

In Emerald, Rayquaza could be found atop the Sky Pillar where the player only had one chance to fight and capture the Dragon-Flying type.


Animal Crossing Battle Frontier

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven popular with many since its worldwide release on March 20 – and not just Nintendo fans.

In fact, it smashed sales records in Japan alone, shifting over six million copies in just its opening weekend alone, soaring it to the top spot of fastest-selling Switch title to date.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.


The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.


Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.


Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.