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Pokemon on Pebble? Pebblemon Brings a Clone of the Game to Your Smartwatch

Pokemon, the enduring sport sequence from Nintendo, debuted in Japan practically two-and-a-half many years in the past. It took the sport only some years to style immense recognition in not simply the US however in a number of different international locations as properly. And whereas Pebblemon — designed and developed to play on the Pebble smartwatch — will not be precisely the identical, its developer describes it as a “mini Pokemon adventure on your wrist.”

Now, if you’re questioning if folks nonetheless have Pebble smartwatches — Fitbit purchased the model in 2017 — the reply is sure, many customers nonetheless have them and are in use as properly. For Pebblemon, sport developer Harrison Allen says that he created a reproduction of the graphics library utilized in Pokemon Yellow, the primary title within the widespread sport sequence. And similar to Pokemon, you may discover “various areas within the Johto region” whereas taking part in Pebbelmon with the assistance of buttons on the Pebble smartwatch.

The sport permits you to encounter all 251 Pokemon from the Game Boy Color (GBC) title, stated Allen. Once you degree up, you unlock extra completely different sprites. “Discover hidden items to aid you on your journey,” he added. 

Interestingly, Eric Migicovsky, the founding father of Pebble, posted a video on Twitter that reveals Pebblemon operating on a Pebble smartwatch with great ease and no technical glitches. “5 years on and developers like linksky are still building new game engines and beautiful games like Pebblemon for Pebble. Incredible,” reads the caption to the video. The 31-second clip reveals a person finishing a stage with the assistance of two buttons on the correct aspect of the smartwatch.

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

The video introduced again the recollections of the Pebble smartwatch for a lot of.

“One of the best open watch platforms ever.  I miss it, and having direct access to all of the sensors via BLE,” wrote a former Pebble person @bleeshem.

Another person, @GeekyLuigi, stated, “So perfectly stupid, I love it.”

So when you additionally occur to personal a Pebble smartwatch and wish to strive your hand on Pebblemon, you may obtain it from Rebble.io.


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