wait holy fuck
my whole fucking life i've gone "porygon doesn't make sense. like i buy that they programmed a pokemon but programs don't have physical form"
pokemon and items can be stored as data in the pc. technology is amazing
re: philosophy/triggers shit
@monorail you have the file format. just kinda fuck around in there and see what you can come up with
@BestGirlGrace i have actually hex edited some pokemon and tried to import them back into the game but even though i did the math and the checksum should have worked, it didn't, must have done something wrong
then porygon2 and porygon-z are patches to porygon
interestingly, porygon-z is flavored as being created for the purpose of /extradimensional exploration/, like, the sci fi concept
also i rly appreciate that porygon is a duck b/c programmers often will have rubber duckies at their workstation
@monorail and some guy named bill created this technology in his basement by accident when he was trying to make a machne to transform himself into a clefairy, which he obviously kins.
@SuperGideon @monorail Bill from Bill's PC fame is a fucking genius beyond any that we have see in our own world. He invented a way to digitally living beings as data, to transfer them, and to recreate their physical bodies out of seemingly nothing at will.
And all we know about him is that he's just some guy named Bill.
@monorail Hold on Porygon is DRMed according to bulbapedia?
"According to its Pokédex entries, it has copy protection built into its code, preventing duplication through electronic means"
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