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This Fan-Made Pokémon Board Game Is Everything We’ve Ever Wanted

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This Fan-Made Pokémon Board Game Is Everything We’ve Ever Wanted

An amazingly creative Pokémon player has developed their own board game version of Fire Red and Leaf Green and we are floored by how much work has gone into the impressive final product.

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Reddit user BZNintendo uploaded a collection of photos of the board game, which they're calling Pokémon Ultimate Kanto Edition - for the time being. The whole thing looks extremely official and intricate. The mat is, of course, a map of the region with additional elements that have been added onto it by BZNintendo, like water type creatures swimming in the seas and flying type birds swooping across the skies. "I don't know how to do small scale stuff," explained the creator. "My ambition for my favorite things is too great and I always try to make things as detailed and complex as they can be because I like sticking to the source material as much as possible."

Nintendo, hire this person. You've got to agree that this game would be right at home in the line-up of events and goodies that The Pokémon Company has in store for the 25th anniversary. The year is over the halfway mark now and we've gotten new songs from Katy Perry and Post Malone, a themed collection from Levi's, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes, an entire open world game and the release of Pokémon Unite on the Switch.

Pokémon Adventures Sinnoh is a wonderful concept of a possible evolution in the series of monster hunting games, allowing the player to touch the clouds while riding Staraptor and dive into the ocean with Gyarados. Check it out here.

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BZNintendo had their nose to the grindstone for four months on this project and it took 23 hours to put together into a coherent board game experience. The objective is to collect and train a team, collect all eight Badges, win the Pokémon League and beat the Elite Four. The badges themselves appear to be actual pins and every card has been printed and coloured with evident care. This mega fan clearly doesn't cut corners when it comes to the things they're passionate about, and players are even able to earn money in random battles to purchase items with.

"We spent 10 hours playing on Saturday and 13 hours on Sunday with lunch and dinner breaks both days," said BZNintendo. Honestly, this sounds like an awesome way to spend the weekend, but the creator isn't planning on sharing their board game. It would take an enormous amount of time to upload all of the assets online and they're worried about stepping on Nintendo's toes. We all know what happened to the last guy that crossed the company.

Featured Image Credit: BZNintendo, The Pokemon Company

Topics: Pokemon, News

Imogen Donovan
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