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Pokemon random map generator coming soon

Published: 3/Apr/2019 13:15 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 13:29

by Paul Cot

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Creating an entirely new Pokemon world from a random generator would be pretty cool. Well, thanks to one Reddit user, this might become a reality sooner than later.

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Reddit user, “party_in_my_head” has been working on a project to generate random Pokemon maps. The maps are based on assets from the Fire Red and Leaf Green games. This means the structure, houses and all other assets will be the same from these classic Gameboy Advance games.

The project appears to be still in the developmental phase with no timeline on completion. However, remarkable progress has already been made with the generator appearing to function well, at least to some degree.

Random generator progress

The first shared image looked a little sparse, almost as if the game’s assets had been put in a random generator!

Reddit: party_in_my_headEarly stages of the Pokemon random map generator…

However, since then it appears to have been coded to make assets such as trees, long grass and pathways stick together. Consequently, this image looks somewhat like a real Pokemon map.

Reddit: party_in_my_headEven at this early stage, the map looks somewhat realistic…

Since then, rain has even been added!

Reddit: party_in_my_headEveryone likes a map with a bit of rain…

It also looks like the creator has also made wild Pokemon sprites appear more frequently. This creates a more realistic Pokemon world, something the old games may have lacked.

Reddit: party_in_my_headPikachu, Gyarados and Snorlax can be seen in the Pokemon overworld…

Here’s the most recently shared randomly generated Pokemon landscape at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

Reddit: party_in_my_head1,920 x 1,080 pixels Pokemon map generation…

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The purpose of the generator isn’t clear. While many will use it to see what types of maps they can come up with, Pokemon custom ROM makers will see a different purpose.

The developer makes it clear that the generated images aren’t for a custom ROM. Nevertheless, it could be perfect for creating them.

Reddit: party_in_my_headThe latest update to the generator has added shore lines…

Whether the generator is capable of doing a whole world in one generation or whether it would require multiple generations stuck together is unclear at this stage.

Furthermore, if the assets are replaceable, unique worlds could be created. There’s even the possibility of applying the generator to newer Pokemon games.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.