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Pokémon Red MMO In The Works

Some folks scoff at Mists of Pandaria‘s pet battles as being similar to a Pokémon MMO.

But what if you could play the real thing?

A group of Pokémon fans are taking a shot at something Nintendo‘s never tried: making a fully MMO out of a Pokémon game.

PokéMMO is a mod that lets players interact, chat, and do battle, all within the confines of the original Pokémon Red game world. The mod works on a PC ROM of the original game.

While still in alpha, just a brief look at the trailer video should be enough to get any online gamer/Pokémon fan’s blood pumping like water from a Squirtle. A list of development tasks on the forums also looks tantalizingly complete, especially considering that the project only got started in January.

Would you play a Pokémon MMO, even from an unofficial source? Or would you rather wait for the “real thing” from Nintendo — even if it never comes?

  • Krionion

    That’s actually not the original pokemon red cartridge. It’s FireRed which is from the 2000s (it has Generation 1 to Generation 3)

  • Robert Lyons

    nintendo has shutdown many of these in the past, surely this will get shut down by them too

    • HarmonBlues

       Pokemon World Online was a pretty fun fan-made MMORPG. If I remember right, it combined a good deal of content between red/blue/yellow and gold/silver/crystal. They still had a lot of things to implement and a good deal of bugs to work on, but it was fun.

      I believe they’ve shut down for small periods of time here and there, but always came back up. I think they’ve been going longer than any other.

  • Kagitaar

    There actually is an MMO in development for the DS, Dragon Quest X.