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Pokémon Brick Bronze was a MMORPG created by the BrickBronze Version group (led by Lando64000, now renamed to Llama Train Studio) on October 21, 2015, and was based on the popular Pokémon series of JRPG video games for the Nintendo handheld systems. Due to a DMCA claim, it was removed from Roblox on April 18, 2018.

Overview

Currently the story is about a player going to a Pokémon adventure. But later a villainous team called "Team Eclipse" kidnapped the players parents for unknown reasons. The professor later tells the player to meet with his friend Linda at Cheshma town. But Linda later steals the players necklace given by the players parents and runs into the forest. The player then meets up with the his/her friend Jake to help find her. After the player finds Linda and defeats her and gives the player the necklace back. The player then goes to beat the first gym (Electric Type), located in Silvent City. After beating the first gym, Jake gives the player a tool called the RTD (Recreational Teleportation Device) which can be used to go to the Battle Colosseum and the Trade Resort.

Normal Mode

Normal Adventure Mode is the vanilla form of this game. It is the mode which all other modes are based upon. Normal Mode is available to all players at the start of this game and has been since the game demo was released on 24 October 2015.

Features

  • All events and encounters work as originally intended.
  • A Trade Resort for exchanging Pokémon and items with other players.
  • A Battle Colloseum for battling other trainers and accessing additional services in the Colosseum Marketplace.
  • Different game modes that offer distinct sets of rules or experiences in the world of Roria. Once the player acquires 3 Gym Badges, a new "More Adventures" option will appear below the "Continue" option on title screen. It allows the player to access other game modes in separate save files.

Randomizer Mode

Randomizer Mode is the first additional game mode from "More Adventures" menu added in Version 15.4 on 13 November 2017 for all players with Float Badge — the third Gym Badge in-game, from Rosecove Gym. This new game mode is stored in a completely separate save file, so the data in Normal Mode will not be erased. There is no change to the plot, but in this mode, as the name suggests, many of the Pokémon encountered will be totally random!

Features

  • All 802 Pokémon up to Pokémon Sun and Moon are available in this mode. Additional Forms and new Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are not added yet.
    • Certain special forms of Pokémon currently disabled in Normal Mode are also not implemented in Randomizer Mode, such as Therian Forms for Forces of Nature, Keldeo's Resolute Form, Pikachu in a cap or Cosplay Pikachu.
    • Custom-made Pokémon such as Rainbow Bidoof and Red Heart Pikachu are not available.
  • Every Pokémon offered as Starter Pokémon in Mitis Town by Prof. Cypress and his assistant David, encountered in the wild, as well as those owned by Trainers are all randomized. These Pokémon retain the levels for those areas or encounters.
    • Pokémon are not randomized during Set Encounters (including Roaming Pokémon), waves and palm trees on Rosecove Peach, trees for Headbutt on Route 9, honey tree on Route 10, or Pokémon found through Rock Smash.
    • Rivals Jake and Tess have randomized Pokémon when battling against them, but use their normal teams during Double Battles when they team up with the player.
  • For players in Randomizer Mode, their numbers of Pokedex entries on players' list are coloured blue in contrast with the white numbers for players in Normal Mode.
  • Players are not allowed to access Battle Colosseum and Trade Resort from the RTD. All services in Colosseum Marketplace, including BP Shop, Hyper Trainer, Move Deleter and Reminder are inaccessible, while Pokémon with Trade Evolutions cannot evolve.

Tips

  • Many Legendary and Mythical Pokémon have very low catch rates and can be difficult to capture with the few Poké Balls given by Jake at the start of the game. It is a good idea to avoid trying to catch any Legendary or Mythical Pokémon until players reach Poke Ball Emporium in Anthian City - Shopping District.
    • Ultra Beasts are also nearly impossible to catch because Beast Balls are not implemented.
  • Set-Damage Moves such as Sonic Boom and Dragon Rage can be very powerful at low levels, so starting with or catching early a Pokémon with one of these moves can be useful in early battles.
  • Some Pokémon are stuck with non-damaging moves early on. Players will struggle a lot if they begin with these Pokémon.

Pokemon Types

Pokémon types are features which determine the strength and weaknesses of different Pokémon that every Pokémon possesses and is sorted into. It is an attribute that mainly balances out Pokémon, and helps to make each kind of Pokémon unique in its own way. Each type has three properties: which types of Pokémon it is super effective against, which types of Pokémon it is not very effective against, and which types of Pokémon it is completely ineffective against.

All Pokémon either have one or two types. For instance, Charmander is a pure Fire-type Pokémon, while Bulbasaur is a dual Grass/Poison-type Pokémon. Pokémon with two types inherit the weaknesses and strengths of each type. With the current 18-type system, there are 324 possible combinations of Pokémon types. However, there are only 171 possible combinations after considering the order (if, say, Dragon/Flying and Flying/Dragon are considered the same combination).

Normal-type

Normal-type Pokémon usually have moves based on standard attacks, such as tackles and scratches, but they may also possess some powerful moves like Giga Impact and Hyper Beam. Normal-type moves are not super effective against anything and are resisted by Rock and Steel-type Pokémon. Normal-type and Ghost-type attacks have no effect on each other.

Fire-type

The Fire-type is a mostly all-out offensive type, and very powerful, given that most of the Pokémon belonging to this type are very strong offensively, but this comes at a cost of being fragile defensively, making many Fire-type Pokémon "glass cannons". However, they cannot be burnt by any means. Fire-type moves are super effective against Grass, Ice, Bug and Steel-type Pokémon, but do not resist well to water-type Pokémon, as water can put out fire. Fire-type Pokémon is also weak to Rock and Ground-Type Pokémon.

Water-type

The Water-type is a very balanced type, as well as being the most common out of the 18 types. Water-type Pokémon are super effective against Fire-type, Rock-type and Ground-type Pokémon, but are weak to Electric-type and Grass-type attacks. Water types also resist Fire-type, Steel-type, Ice-type, and Water-type moves, making it a semi-defensive typing.

Electric-type

Electric-type moves are super effective against Water and Flying-type Pokémon. Pokémon that belong to this type are immune to paralysis. As ground insulates electricity, Electric-type moves have no effect on Ground-type Pokémon, and Ground-type attacks are also the only weaknesses of Electric-type Pokémon.

Grass-type

The Grass-type is a type that has its own strength hindered by many weaknesses, reflecting the fragility of nature. The moves of this type are super effective against Water, Ground, and Rock-type Pokémon, but Grass-type Pokémon are weak to attacks from the following 5 types: Fire, Flying, Bug, Ice and Poison.

Flying-type

Flying-type Pokémon are usually Pokémon that fly or resemble birds, so they are immune to Ground-type attacks, But weak to Rock, Ice and Electric-Type Moves. Most Flying-type Pokémon are dual-type Pokémon, with the most common ones being dual Normal/Flying-type Pokémon. Flying-type moves are super effective against Grass, Bug, and Fighting-type Pokémon. Pretty much, I guess. Maybe not. Myst!c was here.

Rock-type

Rock-type Pokémon are mostly slow and heavily rely on their Physical Attack and Defense stats, but with the glaring weaknesses to mostly Special Water-type and Grass-type moves, their power is greatly reduced. Rock-type attacks are super effective against Fire, Ice, Flying and Bug-type Pokémon.

Steel-type

Reflecting the indestructible nature of metal, the Steel-type features the greatest defenses of all types, resisting 10 out of 18 types, in addition to the complete immunity to Poison-type attacks, including both Poison and Bad Poison status ailments, barring those inflicted by a Pokémon with the ability Corrosion. Steel-type moves are super effective against Ice, Rock and Fairy-type Pokémon. Steel-type Pokémon are not usually used offensively until the Fairy type was introduced, but they have always been great defensive physical walls.

Ground-type

The Ground-type is also a mostly slow and physical type, hitting Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock and Steel super effectively while being immune to Electric-type attacks. However, similar to Rock-type, the power of Ground is hindered by the major weaknesses against Water and Grass, as well as having no effect on Flying-type Pokémon and those with the Ability .

Bug-type

The Bug-type is mostly recognized by having early evolutions, with 3 triple-stage evolution families in this type sharing a record of the earliest evolutionary lines to reach their final forms among all Pokémon that evolve by levelling up. The moves of Bug-type Pokémon are super effective against Grass, Psychic and Dark-type Pokémon, making them weak but underestimated. However, Bug-type Pokémon are weak to common Fire, Flying, and Rock-type moves.

Poison-type

Poison-type Pokémon, with their moves being only super effective against Grass-type and the newly-introduced Fairy-type Pokémon, are mostly used as "trouble-makers" by inducing status ailments, especially Poison and Bad Poison, while also being immune to both of them. However, their attacks have no effect on Steel-type Pokémon.

Ice-type

The Ice-type is another fragile type, being weak to the all-out offensive Fire-type and Fighting-type attacks, as well as Rock-type and Steel-type moves. Luckily, its unique strength on being the nightmare of Dragon-type Pokémon comes in handy. In addition, Ice-type attacks also hit Grass-type, Flying-type and Ground-type Pokémon super effectively. The Ice type is a usually bad type for defensive Pokémon as it only resists itself.

Fighting-type

The Fighting-type is one of the strongest types, as the attacks are super effective against Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark and Steel-type Pokémon, tying with Ground for causing super effective damage against most types. Its unique power against Normal-type is what makes Fighting-type Pokémon shine. Unfortunately, their power is kept in check by attacks of Flying-type, Psychic-type and the new Fairy-type. It also has no effect on Ghost-type Pokémon.

Psychic-type

Physic-type attacks are super effective against Fighting-type and Poison-type Pokémon. However, they have no effect on Dark-type Pokémon. It was the most dominant type in the earliest Pokémon games due to broken mechanics and coding errors, and even with the error fixed, the Special Attack stats of Psychic-type Pokémon are still not to be underestimated.

Dark-type

Dark-type attacks are super effective against Psychic and Ghost-type Pokémon. Pokémon that belong to this type are immune to Psychic-type attacks as well. They were added to eliminate the dominance of Psychic-type Pokémon in the earliest Pokémon games. Many Dark-type moves can be said to play "dirty", such as Foul Play, Flatter, Parting Shot, Topsy-Turvy, Torment and Taunt.

Ghost-type

Ghost-type moves are super effective against Psychic-type Pokémon and its own type, but they have no effect on Normal-type Pokémon. However, this is a double-edged sword, as Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to Normal-type attacks as well, making them good walls against Normal-type Pokémon. Even so, it is also immune to Fighting-type attacks.

Dragon-type

Dragon-type moves are only super effective against its own type, yet Dragon-type Pokémon have powerful stats to compensate. However, most final form Dragon-type Pokémon have double weaknesses to Ice-type moves due to their secondary types, and Dragon-type moves have no effect on Fairy-type Pokémon.

Fairy-type

To turn the tides for the everlasting domination of the Dragon-type Pokémon, the Fairy- type was added to balance the meta. Fairy-type attacks are super effective against Fighting, Dragon and Dark-type Pokémon. Fairy-type Pokémon are also immune to Dragon-type moves.

Deletion

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From a tweet by Lando.

On April 18, 2018, Brick Bronze was struck with a content deletion. Its name, images, gamepasses, badge icons and badge names were all affected while the game itself was placed under review, preventing anyone from playing it. One major observation that stood out was the fact that Lando and his team cashed out from the game's revenue using DevEx despite the fact that many assets in Brick Bronze were directly stolen from the 3DS Pokémon games, so ultimately The Pokémon Company filed a DMCA to prevent their intellectual property from being monetized any further.

Controversy

Although players who have invested time, effort and Robux into the game have complained, this was expected by many users to happen at some point.

Following the deletion, users on Twitter started the #BlameTaymaster tag. This was due to Taymaster originally posting a Tweet in which he shows a screenshot of having emailed Nintendo about 5 Pokémon GO fangames that were created on Roblox. This was a huge overreaction and a major inconvenience to Tay, who had also seen death threats from Brick Bronze players despite not actually having anything to do with directly requesting Brick Bronze's deletion.