Pokemon on Pebble; A mini adventure on your wrist

By Anju T K, Intern Reporter
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Pokemon, Nintendo’s popular video game franchise began roughly two and a half decades ago in Japan. It only took a few years for the game to become extremely popular not just in the United States, but also in several other countries.

While Pebblemon, designed and developed to play on the Pebble smartwatch was created just for the Pebble smartwatch, may not need that long to be in the limelight. Its developer describes it as a “mini Pokemon adventure on your wrist.”

Just like Pokemon, you can use the buttons on the Pebble smartwatch to explore “different regions within the Johto region” while playing Pebbelmon.

Game creator Mr. Harrison Allen claims that he recreated the visual library used in Pokemon Yellow, the first game in the popular series, for Pebblemon.

Mr. Allen remarks that the game allows you to encounter all 251 Pokemon from the Game Boy Color (GBC) release. As you progress through the game, you’ll be able to unlock new sprites. “Find secret treasures to help you along your way,” he added.

Interestingly, Pebble’s founder, Mr. Eric Migicovsky, uploaded a video on Twitter showing Pebblemon functioning well on a Pebble wristwatch with no technical issues. “Five years later, developers like linksky are still working on new game engines and attractive games on Pebble, such as Pebblemon.

In a subsequent tweet, Mr. Migicovsky said, “This is a full port of the GBC version of pokemon btw.”

The 31-second video shows a man completing a stage using two buttons on the smartwatch’s right side.

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