i want to see a pokemon fan game where you play as a pokemon who stole a trainer's hat
and discover that nobody can tell you're a pokemon as long as you're wearing the hat
the professor offers you a starter pokemon and you just kind of bat at one of the pokeballs with a paw, so they say "the strong silent type, yeah? some of the most powerful trainers in the world were the same way"
you fight the first gym leader by placing a pokeball down with your mouth and pressing the button, and your opponent is wowed by your eccentric technique
and the whole game continues that way until your hat gets knocked off in the middle of the battle with the champion
i do like the idea of the champion, after knocking off your hat, is initially shocked and then continues battling, respecting your strength
and i can't decide if it would be better for them to reveal you to the world like "meet your new champion!!" or to quietly put your hat back on
@monorail it's the pokemon version of sir bearington!!
@monorail Sounds like fun. Been pondering something like that for my pokemon journey.
@monorail hat hat hat hat hat
@monorail Hat. Then in the sequel, you find someone on an out of the way cliff and...
@monorail okay but you'd also have to be able to talk to your party members too right
i mean they're pokemon and you're a pokemon
@monorail "Blaziken Boo, what's the matter with you?..."
@monorail how about they also take their hat off to reveal they're a pokémon
also, can't wait to play as a wailord
@monorail definitely should be player choice
@monorail at the start of the game it asks "what is your gender?" and your options are pikachu and eevee. no matter what you choose everyone just uses neutral pronouns and language for you and you never discover what the Pokemon's gender is
@monorail holly I would play the fuck out of this game
@monorail *heinz doofenschmirtz voice* a pokémon?
PERRY the pokémon trainer???
@monorail Pokemon Hat Version
@monorail man the Holly glaceon autobiography sounds great can't wait to pick it up
@monorail I need this, just please let me be a ditto tho
@ThornEater at the beginning of the game when you're choosing your trainer, it just opens a completed pokedex
@Frinkeldoodle Pokemon Human and Pokemon Pokemon
@monorail I need this to be real
@monorail Battling to free pokémon from their spherical prisons? Raising class consciousness through midnight bill sticking and disrupting what are in effect unregulated cockfights? Gaining entry to places as just three pokémon in a trenchcoat and plenty of swagger? This would totally work and I support it.
@monorail "Untitled Pokemon Game"
@monorail This feels like the choice of species is highly significant. At one end there's a Machop doing this. At the other end there's, like, a Sunkern. Somewhere in the middle, maybe Furret, or Pachirisu, or Donphan.
@monorail yES PLEASE
@monorail Octillery Dad!
@monorail Plot twist: your rival reveals they are the protagonist from the Mystery Dungeon games and fondly remember their time as a Pokemon. You both share a common camaraderie on being a Pokemon in secret.
@monorail apparently i smacked the buttons on this post the first time but i never replied to it so i'm just gonna do it now
so remember when nuzlocke run comics were a new fad? this is *uncannily* close to a flimsy excuse i had for wanting to do one. the pokémon would see right through it the entire time
wait this is just a PMD fanfic with human npcs
You're not a trainer, you're a chicken, Boo!
@monorail and since you've been training with your pokemon all this time it turns out you're just super powerful and finish the battle while the other trainers are gaping in shock, pad on over to the champion, and delicately, ever so carefully, remove their hat too. now you have two trainer hats.
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