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This is an RPG Maker 2k3 chaingame map made over a duration of about a month by krisekrise and me. Starting from a blank map we tried to recreate the entire map of the original Pokémon Red/Blu (Kanto) from memory.

I don't know why we did this. It is not humanly possible to understand it. But what might be even more scary is how eerily accurate our map turned out compared to the actual thing. Have a look for yourself.


* No one was allowed to look at any Pokémon-related stuff during the month of making this: So no maps, images, Pokéwiki, playthrough videos etc. Especially not from the first-gen games. (Both of use hadn't played the games in a long time)
* We took turns during mapping where each of us would create one route or city or some other landmark and then send the map to the other person to continue.
* Only use the default RPG Maker overworld tileset and RTP assets

The title screen graphic was made by asking an AI image generator what it thinks a Pokémon gameboy box cover would look like.
Background midis were collected from various RPG Maker projects lying around.

If you want to compare while playing, here is the original map for reference: https://external-preview.redd.it/ZKQ9FyiXRBX5abm6omYKuT6zTWX9jbxiQ1YH6exWssw.png?auto=webp&v=enabled&s=00bbfea0fc0b1584906ac46e6013e837dc1bd612

Feel free to use our ruleset to expand this map (anyone want to add Johto?) or recreate some other game overworld.

spiders & krisekrise
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I love how Bill is into

I love how Bill is into turning into a Pokemon...why go back to being human!?

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Exactly! Also there is that

Exactly! Also there is that one Pokémon anime episode where a witch turns Ash into a Pikachu and he's also really into it. While channeling our collective Pokemon memory for this we actually remembered just how intensely bizarre early Pokemon is...

And as you could see, we had some disagreement as to where Bill's house was... Anyway, thanks for checking it out :)

Explored exhaustively and it

Explored exhaustively and it was very good, had a big laugh opening it up in rpgmaker afterwards and seeing what the shape drawn in the outside trees was