Pokémon Sand Version and Pokémon Snow Version are games in the Pokémon series created by VictoryStar. They are available for the new Nintendo 3DS. The game brings enhanced graphics and better sound quality.
Advances in gameplayEdit
- The addition of many new Pokémon. Until the National Pokédexis obtained, only Pokémon from Unova and Janno itself appear.
- The addition of many new moves.
- The addition of many new abilities. However, no Pokémon from previous generations will have new abilities, since most already have three.
- Another region to explore, the Janno region, located near the Unova region.
- An improved 3D renderig of the overworld, as well as 3D battle screens with 3D-animated Pokémon models.
- The return of the Dream World with a second set of new abilities for Sand and Snow Pokémon found there.
- The Battle Mansion, a facility where players can battle a few Gym Leaders from other regions.
- Seven new Gym Leaders: Mary (Normal), Blazma (Fire), Rosy (Grass), Toxas (Poison), Sandra (Ground), River (Water), and Esping (Psychic).
- Three new Elite Four members: Colton (Ice), Roxas (Rock), and Stacey (Steel). The Janno League's Champion is Holly (Water).
After a short introduction movie, the game begins. Professor Pine is in his lab, talking to an associate on the phone. He hangs up the phone and stares out the window. Then he says, "Soon, the time will come... and all of Janno will see--"
Just then, the player and his/her friend Dexter enter the lab. He tells them he was inspecting them, and begins explaining about Pokémon. He then tels the player to choose a starter Pokémon, which are Florezt, Coalchurn, or Skaterott. Dexter chooses the one that has the type advantage over the player's choice. After Dexter thanks the professor, he invites the player to a battle outside. The story does not change depending on whether the player wins or loses. After the battle, the player goes to his/her house to rest his/her Pokémon. His/her mom will also give them the Running Shoes and a Potion. The professor is waiting outside to give him/her a Pokédex.
Afterwards, the play leaves Sealeaf Town and enters Route 19. Dexter and Professor Pine are waiting for him/her in Starset Town. When the player arrives, Prof. Pine explains that Starset Town got its name from the beautiful starry nights that can be viwed there. He then gives the two a tour of the Pokémon Center and explains how it is used. He also shows them the PC and the shop. Finally, he gives them five Poké Balls each.
On Route 20, Holly is met. She introduces herself as a regular Trainer, then asks if the player knows how to catch a Pokémon. She will then demonstrate by catching a Purrloin.
After defeating three Gyn Leaders and winning their Badges, the player and Dexter encounter Team Strike and their boss Storm in Leafville City. After the player beats the Team Strike group and Storm, he oonfesses that their plan is to to bring the two Legendary Pokémon Arcasand and Arcasnow, then restsart the war from Janno history. Storm warns that Team Strike is hiring thousands of members as they speak. He and the group leave.
In Beachsun City, Dexter and the player battle again. After the player wins, Dexter comincally admits he has a crush on Gym Leader Blazma. After he realizes what he just said, he quickly leaves. He comes back a few seconds later and gives the player the HM Fly, then leaves again.
The player also sees Professor Pine in Sandshine Town. After the player has shown him how many Badges (s)he has, the professor gives them the TMs Sunny Day and Rain Dance. Then the player and Dexter battle again.
Team Strike is encountered again in Crossingbridge City. There, they kidnap the professor and the player must rescue him. The player joins with the city's Gym Leader, River, to stop them. River and the player eavsdrop on them, listening to their conversation. They see the professor giving Storm an odd, blue rock. The professor says, "This should help you achieve your goals." Storm then notices the player and River, and screams at them for eavesdropping. He then battles the player. When Storm is defeated, he and the group escape. After Professor Pine is rescued, the professor describes them as a "very kind group." Without saying another word, the professor goes after them. After River ponders what that rock is, he invites the player to challenge his Gym.
Team Strike is seen again in Sea Grande City. There, Holly invites the player and Dexter to the northeastern part of the city. She explains that Team Strike is about to launch something in the sea. Dexter realizes that it could be the rock they got away with. They dash to Team Strike. When they get there, Storm is seen preparing a small cannon. He sees Dexter, Holly, and the player, and sys, "You are way too late, I'm afraid. I believe it is confession time. Our goal to restart the war from Janno history... All a lie. The things you saw us do, did they even look like they had to do with restarting a war? They answer is... no. I will reveal our true goal: to create and entirely new region! We are about to send the rock the professor gave us into the sea. When it hits the seafloor, the rock will expand. It will expand so large it will be as large as a region! Here's the best part. The best part is we're launching it right below Janno. It's simple science, you see? Two objects cannot occupy the same place at the same time. Most of Janno will get submerged. The downfall ios it will take a long time for this tohappen. But there won't be a thing anyone can do! When the Legendary Pokémon Arcasand/Arcasnow sense the region's dispair, it will come to save everyone. Little does it know it will step in the middle of our trap. It will be so foolish to think it can save the day. The moment it steps foot in Janno, it will be captured by us. We will use it for even more evil ambitions!"
After Holly asks how Professor Pine got the rock and why he gave it to them, the professor himself appears and answers, "How did I get the rock? With the power of science! I created it! Why did I give it to Team Strike? Wel,, why WOULDN'T I? They're my friends. It's time for me to make some confessions of my own. See, I'm not really a Pokémon Professor. Janno's REAL professor is on... vacation. I was suprised by how easy it is to impersonate a Pokémon Professor! Of course, I had to carry the duties of a professor, such as giving Pokémon to weak Trainers. So, I worked alongside Team Strike so that I could see the birth of a completely new region. Isn't it marvelous?"
After the professor is done speaking, a Team Strike Grunt launches the rock into the sea. As it enters, nothing happens, but then a blue shock wave appears. Then an enormous earthquake occurs. The rock collides with the seafloor, and the new region's birth begins. Team Strike escapes via hellicopter, and the rest of the gang is left in the terrible earthquake.