Pokémon Aeon Version is a main series Pokémon title being released July 9, 2020. The game is part of Gen VII (Generation 8) of the Pokémon series, following Pokémon Sun and Moon. The game takes place in the Opeure region, where the protagonist (either Ryan, Natasha, or Kai) travels across the region, trying to defeat all ten Gym Leaders of the Opeure League, all the while trying to end the dastardly actions of The Bloodstone Foundation. The game introduces a total of 151 new Pokémon, in an attempt to be a "reboot" of the Pokémon formula after it's original change in pace in Sun and Moon, bringing back many older elements that previous titles (mostly from generations II-V) and revitalizing them to be newer.
New Gameplay Features
- The gameplay of Aeon returns to the Pokémon League format that was used every main series installment (barring Sun and Moon).
- This marks the return of Gym Leaders, the Elite 4, and the region's Champion.
- The PokéDex allows one to look for all existing Pokémon by default, rather than have a set number of regional Pokémon like in past titles.
- The option to ride a Pokémon through the air from ORAS returns, and can be done with Pokémon that know Fly. Soaring can be done by clicking Fly as an HM move; you can fly around the region and to different cities and routes, as long as you have visited them before.
- A new mechanic is being able to catch regular wild Pokémon while soaring; this can be done by flying through clouds.
- Riding Pokémon underwater returns with the return of the Dive HM; this can be done, as usual, by using Dive on a patch of dark water while surfing. Wild Pokémon can now be found underwater, too.
- Seasonal change returns from Generation V. The seasons affect the Pokémon that appear in some routes, the layout of some routes, and some other small elements.
- The Bug-Catching Contest returns from HeartGold and SoulSilver, now taking place during the week-days in Nectar Park. You can use Sport Balls to catch Bug Pokémon for the contest, and the kind of Pokémon that appear during the contest depends on the day, as well as the season.
- The Safari Zone returns, functioning similarly to how it did in Generations III and VI, where there are several sections with differing Pokémon depending on the section.
- Pokémon-Amie and Super Training both return.
New Mechanics and Elements
- Two new types have been introduced; Sound and Cosmic.
- Sound is based around noise-related elements and Pokémon: it is super-effective against Electric, Bug, Fairy, but is also weak to Bug, as well as Steel and Cosmic.
- Cosmic is based around spacial and cosmic elements: it is super-effective against Ice, Fire, Water, and Sound, and weak to Rock and Electric. It is immune to Sound-type moves.
- The PokéPad is a new device given to you by Professor Hawthorne's assistant, Joshua, upon beginning your adventure; this is a tablet-like device that, similarly to the Pokétch in Gen IV, can have apps downloaded onto it to access them via touch screen. There are also buttons to switch between apps manually, akin to the said Pokétch.
- Additionally, the Poképad is where the PokéDex is accessed in this game; it is one of the five apps already downloaded onto the app when you first receive it, alongside an analog watch, a calendar, a calculator, and a app that displays your current party. Other apps are downloaded by talking to specific NPCs, or through events.
- A new status condition, Blindness, has been added. This blinds the Pokémon, hurting its eyesight and causing most of their attacks to miss; there is a 10% chance the attacks will hit, with the exception of no-miss moves. It is cured in 2-5 turns.
- A new weather condition, Moonlight, has been introduced; this condition is triggered in a dark night area, or by using the new move, Nightfall. In Moonlight;
- Fairy-type moves are 50% weaker, while Ghost and Dark type moves are 50% stronger.
- Synthesis and Morning Sun only heal 1/8 of your max health, but Moonlight heals 1/3 of it.
- Lycanroc's new hidden ability, Full Moon, changes it from Midday to Midnight form in Moonlight. This also means that, in Sunny Day, it changes back to Midday form.
- A new mode, similar to Pokémon-Amie and Refresh, called PokéPlay, has been introduced, where you can have two of your Party Pokémon enjoy some time together to boost their bond; this "bond" affects how strong the two are with each-other in a Double Battle.
- Some Pokémon are given new Hidden Abilities, all of which are newly introduced abilities in this game.
- For example, Kecleon has the new Hidden Ability of Palette.
- Castform now has a new Hidden Ability, Terrain Change, and four new forms; these are it's Misty, Grassy, Psychic, and Electric forms. These forms are activated when Misty Terrain, Grassy Terrain, Psychic Terrain, or Electric Terrain are used in battle, and a Castform with the Terrain Change is out in the battlefield.
- Castform's typing will change to Fairy, Grass, or Electric in it's specific form. Castforms with this ability can learn Petal Blizzard, Thunderbolt, Psychic, and Dazzling Gleam through a specific tutor, or through TM usage (Petal Blizzard is now a TM in this game). A specific Castform with the Terrain Change ability is awarded as a gift by an NPC in Mageste Village.
- Many Pokémon from generations 1-5 have been given evolutions to compensate for being weak, or just being in need of a regular evolution.
- Many Pokémon have been retyped for the purpose of the new Cosmic and Sound types.
- Some Pokémon now have altered evolution methods;
- Magmar, Electabuzz, Porygon, Dusclops, and Rhydon now evolve by using their specific held items on them, rather than being forced to trade them to evolve.
- Porygon2 now evolves differently, too; if put in the PC for longer than 24 hours while holding a Dubious Disc, it miraculously evolves without you being notified.
- Karrablast and Shelmet now evolve if leveled up with it's counterpart in the party as well.
- Larvesta now evolves into Volcarona by being exposed to a Sun Stone.
- The list of TMs has been revised; there are now 120 TMs.
- TM28 now belongs to Dig, instead of Leech Life.
- TM60 now belongs to a new move, Ink Splash, instead of Quash.
- TM76 now belongs to a new move, Stone Barrier, instead of Fly.
- TM94 now belongs to a new move, Donation, instead of Surf.
- TM98 now belongs to Petal Blizzard, instead of Waterfall.
- TM101-120 now belong to new moves in this game; the exception is TM101, which now belongs to Flash, and TM109, which now belongs to Meteor Mash.
- HMs have returned after being scrapped in Sun and Moon; there are 8 HMs, similarly to Generation 4.
- HM01 is Hot Gale, HM02 is Strength, HM03 is Fly, HM04 is Surf, HM05 is Uproar, HM06 is Dive, HM07 is Rock Climb, and HM08 is Waterfall.
- Two new PokéBalls have been introduced;
- The Health Ball is a rare PokéBall with a 2x catch rate if no damage has been inflicted on the opposing Pokémon; otherwise, the rate is 1x.
- The Sky Ball is a PokéBall with a 2x catch rate if used on a Pokémon is found by Soaring.
- Two new plates — the Noise Plate and the Star Plate — can be found in the game, with the same effects as a regular plate (boost in move power by 1.5x), but on Sound and Cosmic type moves. There's also similar items in the forms of the Amplifier and the Space Rock, which boost the power of Sound and Cosmic-type moves, respectively, by 1.5x.
Newly Introduced Pokémon
There are 151 new Pokémon introduced to the series with the release of Aeon; this brings the roster of Pokémon in the series overall to a whopping 953 total Pokémon number.
A major component of Aeon is that the player has the entire National Pokédex at the start of the game. While a lot of the Pokémon that didn't debut in this generation aren't available until the post-game, as the main-game tries to focus on the newly introduced Pokémon, this means that every single Pokémon introduced as of this game are available without use of cheating, events, or trade.
Newly Introduced Mega Evolutions
Newly Introduced Moves
Newly Introduced Abilities
|Annoyance||If a physical move dealt towards the Pokémon misses, the opposing Pokémon's speed is lowered by one stage.|
|Bewitch||Can infatuate any Pokémon, regardless of gender, lack of thereof, or ability that prevents it (Oblivious).|
|Bloodstone||Cancels out the effects of Borealis and Light Law.|
|Borealis||Ice and Psychic-type moves have 1.7x base power.|
|Constellation||Using Cosmic-type moves boosts those moves's base power by 1.2x every time they are used.|
|Cursed Touch||Hitting this Pokémon with a physical move has a 15% chance of inflicting a Curse on the perpetrator.|
|Dark Magic||All special attacks' accuracy and power are increased by 1.4x.|
|Echolocation||Sound-type moves can hit anyone in the battlefield during Triple and Rotation Battles.|
|Escape Artist||All trapping moves have no effect on Pokémon with this ability. These moves include Sand Tomb, Whirlpool, Fire Spin, Wrap, Infestation, Mean Look, and Block. Trapping abilities, like Arena Trap and Shadow Tag, also have no effect.|
|Evasive||Evasion against all moves, outside of no-miss moves, are cut in half. Also, this Pokémon is very hard to capture in PokéBalls.|
|Flammability||Getting hit with a Fire-type move causes this Pokémon to explode, fainting and dealing massive damage to all Pokémon on the field.|
|Game of Chance||Hitting this Pokémon with a critical hit boosts all stats by one stage, but getting hit by a critical hit by said Pokémon lowers all of them by one stage as well.|
|Glitch||All opposing Pokémon who make contact with this Pokémon for the first time get one stat lowered to the maximum.|
|Light Law||Fairy and Psychic-type moves have 1.7x base power.|
|Lights Out||Upon sending this Pokémon out to the battlefield, the Moonlight weather conditions will activate for five turns.|
|Mitosis||Replenishes half of the lost PP from moves used previously when at 10% health.|
|Monotony||Moves used over and over increase in power by 1.2x every time; ends at 2.0x|
|Naturalize||All Normal-type moves become Grass-type.|
|Nocturnal||In the moonlight weather condition, Attack and Speed are increased by 1.|
|Ocean Soul||All Water-type and Psychic-type Pokémon in the field have their Special attack increase by 1.5x. Doubles if a Pokémon has both types. Applies to a Pokémon with this ability as well.|
|Outlet||Having another Electric-type out on the field with this Pokémon increases two random stats by 1 upon switching in to the battle.|
|Palette||Upon putting the Pokémon into battle for the first time, it's type is completely randomized.|
|Possession||Hitting this Pokémon with a physical attack has a 20% chance of confusing the attacker.|
|Projection||Using Sound-type moves boost their moves's base power by 1.2x everytime they are used.|
|Reflection||All beam and light-based moves reflect back at the attacker, doing respective damage.|
|Relic Keeper||Affects Atigalia's typing based on whether or not it holds a Relic item; Relic Band gives it a Fighting type, Relic Crown a Dragon type, Relic Statue a Steel type, Relic Vase a Dark type, Relic Necklace a Fairy Type, and Relic Mask a Ghost type, and Relic Copper, Silver, or Gold a Rock Type. If it holds no item, than it will be, by default, a pure Psychic type.|
|Sixth Sense||Upon switching into battle, this Pokémon receives knowledge of all opposing Pokémon's moves; this can only be done once.|
|Sound Barrier||All priority moves lose their priority (except ExtremeSpeed).|
|Space Cycle||All stat changes from both sides reset after every three turns.|
|Swordfighter||All sword, slash, and blade-related moves have 1.5x power, or, in the case of Swords Dance and Sharpen, increase rate.|
|Time Ticker||A clock starts at the beginning of this Pokémon's entry in the battle. When this happens, a specific amount of turns are set until the timer goes off. When the timer goes off, all Pokémon in the field faint.|
|Umbrella||In rain, this Pokémon takes all special attacks dealt towards Pokémon on their side for 25% less damage than it normally would.|
|Voodoo||Knocking this Pokémon out will inflict damage upon every team member, determined by the base power of the last move used by the opposing Pokémon, and that number being divided by the number of team members the opposing team contains (EX: Hyper Beam used (BP of 150), three team members; 50 damage dealt to every member). Can knock Pokémon out, even if they aren't in battle. This does nothing if the last move used was a status or nondamaging move, and if the Pokémon faints of a status condition, weather damage, recoil, etc.|
The region of Opeure (based loosely off of the real-world country of England) is a large country of woodland and plateau, with caverns and beaches sprinkled around a few places. The most popular landmark is the entirety of Solasagel City, a grand city with many amazing attractions for people of any region to enjoy.
There are several islands spread around the main country of Opeure; one is the Victor's Archipelago, home of Victory Road and, more importantly, the region's Pokémon League. Another is Chronos Island, where the Chronos Sanctuary is home to many young and peaceful Pokémon. Still another is the Eclipse Island, rumored to change shape depending on the time of day. There's rumored to be a fourth island west of the region, but no one still alive has ever set foot on it.
|Route 1||A pleasant meadow with a few streets lining the route, where people go on walks. There is a large lake on the right-hand side of the route, with patches of tall grass marking the area every few steps. Many low-leveled Pokémon rest on the main road, but crossing the lake to the other side has a few stronger Pokémon hiding in the dark grass.|
|Route 2||A calming plains area with tall grass and trees everywhere. Young, beginning trainers come here to battle other trainers with their newfound Pokémon. There is a plethora of Grass-types here, as well as Bug and Normal type Pokémon.|
|Route 3||A two-sided route, divided into two by the Seasurach Forest. Bug Pokémon are everywhere here, often finding comfort in the mossy parts of the forest, or the tall grass. Trainers looking for rare bug-type Pokémon often come here to search the grass.|
Towns and Cities
|Town Name||Description||Notable Locations|
|Syphoria Town||A peaceful, small rural town with a small population and simple traditions and lifestyles. This is where Robert and the player move at the beginning of the game, and where the player starts. It is also the hometown of Nicholas, one of the rivals. The town doesn't have a Pokémon Center, but you can heal your Pokémon by resting at home, and buy items from the nomadic merchant. It is surrounded by woodland.||Player's Home|
Nomadic Merchant's Home
|Cordette Town||A well-rounded village, most notably the home of Professor Hawthorne, the region's professor, who studies the abilities and natures of individual Pokémon. Many people live in the small apartment buildings here.||Cordette Condos|
The Pokémon School
|Temple of Life|
|Seasurach Forest||A sprawling woodland whose trees' leaves change depending on the season. It's a place crawling with all sorts of Pokémon; ranging from a few Bugs, to rare Pikachus, to even a few Pokémon hibernating for the winter...if it's the winter, that is.|
|Solasagel Clock Tower|
|Pokémon Manmade Creation Facility|
Newly Introduced Items
HMs return in Aeon, serving the same purpose it did in every main series installment barring Sun and Moon. Just like in Generations 3 and 4, there are a total of 8 usable HM moves in the game: these moves can be thought by Hidden Machines, can only be activated with a specific badge, and cannot be deleted from your Pokémon's learnset without use of the Move Deleter (located in Allomoka Town). These consist of six moves that have been HM moves previously (Strength, Surf, Fly, Dive, Waterfall, and Rock Climb) and two brand-new HM moves (Hot Gale and Uproar).
|HM01 Hot Gale||A new move that sends a burst of hot air forward, melting small icebergs and burning small trees blocking the way. Replaces Cut from previous titles.|
|HM02 Strength||Allows a trainer to push large boulders out of their way; can also pound on rock walls to see if something will fall from above (similar to Headbutt from previous titles).|
|HM03 Fly||Allows one to transport themselves to any notable location with a Pokémon Center. At "Soaring Spots", it allows someone to soar in the sky.|
|HM04 Surf||Allows one to float across bodies of water.|
|HM05 Uproar||A new HM move that sends out a large wave of noise around the area. It attracts rare Pokémon in tall grass, and can wake up sleeping people and Pokémon in the overworld.|
|HM06 Dive||While surfing, using this move allows the trainer to dive deep underwater in dark spots of the ocean, allowing them to travel underwater and explore some depths.|
|HM07 Rock Climb||Allows Pokémon to scale specific walls with rocky indents to get to high places.|
|HM08 Waterfall||Allows Pokémon to scale waterfalls to reach normally unreachable areas.|
The PokéPad is the game's main device, gifted to you by Professor Hawthorne's assistant, Joshua, after leaving your hometown and arriving to his lab. The PokéPad is a replica of a modern-day tablet, with applications, or "apps", with different kinds of uses. The first time you get the PokéPad, it comes with five default apps, but you can download more by talking to certain NPCs or with certain events. You can switch between apps with two buttons on the side of the device.
|App Name||Function||How to Download|
|PokéDex||The game's PokéDex, the device used to record Pokémon data by seeing and catching them, is on the PokéPad this time around. The PokéDex allows you to view all Pokémon that you've seen, and caught, in a numbered list; Pokémon can have two PokéDex descriptions, one for one you've seen them, and another for one they're caught. It also displays it's cry and location. Catching a Pokémon reveals other details, like size, forms, and abilities.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Video Call||This app allows you to video-call various major characters, each with different conversations and functions. You can call your mother, your father, your brother, Professor Hawthorne, Joshua, Norah, Nicholas, Thomas, and even the gym leaders, though you can only call them when you register them in the app.||Downloaded from the start.|
|World Map||This app displays the routes, towns, cities, and other landmarks in the Opeure region, and zooming in on one of these will display a picture of it, as well as information.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Clock||A simple watch. It can display the time like an alarm clock, or like a digital watch. You can also set an alarm if you need one, lasting up to one hour.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Calcuator||A calculator. You can add, subtract, multiply, or divide numbers, and you can even include decimals.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Team Display||This app displays your current party, how much HP they have, and their levels.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Calender||A calendar that displays the day, month, and year. You can tap a day to set an event on it, if you want.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Online Connection||This app allows you to connect to the Internet to do a global Battle, Trade, Wonder Trade, or minigame. It requires for you to save your game before doing so.||Downloaded from the start.|
|Super Training||This accesses Super Training, introduced in Gen VI, which allows you to play minigames with your party Pokémon to increase their base stats and IVs.||From Joshua after getting your first gym badge.|
|Pokémon-Amie||This accesses Pokémon-Amie, introduced in Gen VI, which allows you to interact with your Pokémon, by feeding them, playing minigames, or decorating their base. It can increase base friendship if done in a large amount.||From Joshua after getting your first gym badge.|
|Rematch Radar||This is a radar that locates all trainers on a specific route that is willing to rematch you, after battling them once. Sometimes, these trainers have higher levels or different Pokémon than when you first battle them.||Recieve from Nicholas after getting your third badge.|
|Dowsing Machine||A radar that locates hidden items. It functions similarly to how it did back in Gen V.||Recieve from Norah after getting your third badge.|
|Ryan / Natasha / Kai||The playable character in the game; while the name is decided by the player at the beginning of the game, these are the default name options for the male, female, and gender-neutral characters in the game, respectively. The player character is at an unspecified older age (likely 15-18) unlike previous younger protagonists, and has lived in the Opeure region for all their lives; they currently live in Syphoria Town with their father, as their mother lives in Solasagel City with the player's older brother.|
|Robert||The player's father, who lives with the player in their hometown. He was the one to give Professor Hawthorne permission to send the player off on a journey. He owns three Pokémon; Kadabra, Komala, and Flamgora.|
|Natalie||The player's mother.|
|Joshua||The primary rival of the game.|
|Professor Hawthorne||The region's professor.|
|Norah||One of the secondary rivals.|
|Nicholas||One of the secondary rivals.|
|Thomas||The region's champion.|
|Cosolune City||Galaxynx |
The Bloodstone Foundation
- In Victory Road, many of the trainers are named after a specific user on Fantendo;
- Ace Trainer Helena
- Ace Trainer Jake
- Ace Trainer Rick
- Ace Trainer Joaquin
- Ace Trainer Ambrosia
- Ace Trainer Brandon
- Ace Trainer Nicholas
- Ace Trainer Liam
- Aristocrat Taylor
- Aristocrat Cass
- Artist Scratch
- Fairy Girl Eve
- Veteran Jasper
- Veteran Arend
- There are a few trainers not under this category, mostly for balance.