Pokèmon Online, or simply POL, is a free to play 2D pokemon MMORPG in development by a small bureau of dedicated fans. It is currently in closed beta. The aim of the game is to remain true to the concepts of the beloved main series Pokemon games, while also making it functional as a MMORPG. The game will resemble Nintendo’s Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions.
POL started on Bulbagarden, a pokemon website, where Konidias developed the game with a program called GameMaker. The project became pretty popular, but suddenly it was abandoned. Not because Nintendo made Konidias stop, but because Konidias lost interest in his game and moved on. Leaving the game behind without successor to replace him and to keep the game updated. So it eventually died.
4 Years later, Haris picked the game up, made a website and grew a new community around the game, but eventually he followed Konidias’ path
Now, the game is being developed by Platinum, an international online artist, and his team. It is being programmed in a C++ customized engine.
- Mini games
- Battle animations
- Parties of 2 people
- Ranking system
- Legendary and shiny pokemon
- 5 Regions: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Orange Islands
POL has the potential to become THE online pokemon game, be sure the check their site every now and then.