Today, https://donhpan.social celebrates it’s opening’s two-year anniversary!
Thanks for everyone who used the instance and all of our fediverse friends for these last two years, off to a few more!
As you know, donphan.social has every single Pokémon emoji (currently only up to Gen 7, but that’s gonna change in the future)
I actually had to write a script to process all of the sprites, and get images that would look nice and crisp (not blurry because they’re resized) as custom emojis.
That required some work on my part, and I’ve noticed many instances copied some or all of them. Even if they’re not my intellectual property, I would appreciate some recognition for the work I put into bringing them in the fedi.
If you’re an admin of an instance that uses them (check in your custom emojis if the ones you are using are using an identical image file as donphan.social), can you please attribute me and https://donphan.social somewhere on your instance for them? Thank you very much!
I started a font based on the Galar script shown in game.
For now, I have mapped it on the latin alphabet, and there are missing lowercases (since those doesn't seem to be shown in game).
If people have a better mapping, I can update it.
You can download a wip version of the font there: http://vrac.feuforeve.fr/Galarian.otf
There may be issues with kerning.
I played a few hours pokémon Sword, and mostly spent my time catching pokémon, my first box is already full.
Something I like in the games is the large amount of small details present. They created an alphabet, with font variants, for all the text seen of signs, posters, screens. Look at the fences on the first town and road, there are little sign on them.
There are several cloth brands, each one with its own logotype. I find the cloth choice better than in Alola (also the t-shirt in the first shop looks very cool).
⚔️ 🛡️ spoilers
Hey, @monorail there is a change about you. Evolution method for eevee into glaceon has changed (ice stone on eevee instead of leveling up around an icy rock).
⚔️ 🛡️ spoilers
Full pokédex info (descriptions, stats, learnset, evolution methods) has been datamined.
⚔️ 🛡️ spoilers
Datamining of the game has started (from the preloaded version).
Things to note:
* There are 435 pokémon in the game data, so a bit more than the Galar pokédex. Probably for future events (like , available with a Pokéball Plus, but not in the pokédex). Most are legendary or fabulous pokémons. Kanto and Alola starters are here, and Alola forms of pokémon already present in game. Also, two pokémons are "reserved", probably for new fabulous pokémons.
* Move removal: Z moves (because lack of Z crystal), moves that have little use (Flash, Bubble, Psywave), moves only learnt by pokémon not in game (Steamroller, Magnet Bomb), moves hard to use effectively (Me First, Hidden Power), and probably never used in competition.