A wild fan-made Pokemon VR Oculus Quest recreation has appeared! And it is perhaps buggier than a Weedle, however it’s nonetheless a giddy chuckle.
An Alpha model of Pokemon VR, as the sport is just known as, went reside this week for sideloading onto Quest headsets.
Pokemon VR Oculus Quest Is Right here
This preliminary launch has two most important options: the flexibility to discover varied cities with the Pokemon of selection at your aspect and on-line PvP Pokemon battling. There isn’t any catching ingredient to Pokemon VR, but. As an alternative, you merely cherry-pick a group of critters based mostly on 750 (!) character fashions all obtainable in a Pokedex menu. You’ll be able to even set their stats and assault strikes there after which.
Then, from the group menu, you’ll be able to see which Pokemon is first in your group. After that you may choose up a Pokeball out of your arm, toss it on the bottom and your companion Pokemon will seem in entrance of your very eyes, full with a nostalgic battle cry.
And, with out anybody to play with, that’s about all you are able to do. However must you stumble upon one other coach — the sport is a lite MMO with a semi-popular overworld — you’ll be able to problem them to an internet match. These comply with the identical template as battles within the mainline Pokemon video games; turn-based fights during which you carry as much as six Pokemon into fight. With out the flexibility to coach or seize your individual Pokemon, it’s a little bit on the shallow aspect however there’s a whole lot of laughs available. It’s the closest we’ll get to a Pokemon VR recreation outdoors of Pokemon Go, anyhow.
After all, its builders wish to take the app additional. We’d like to see another sequence staples built-in into the sport, like the flexibility to catch Pokemon within the wild and battle with AI trainers, too. There’s additionally loads of bugs to iron out; it could all the time take two or three makes an attempt for us to get on-line, for instance, and the character animations for strolling are a little bit foolish to say the least.
You’ll be able to obtain the APK for Pokemon VR right here, and the builders are presently engaged on bringing it to SideQuest, too. The sport can be free endlessly, although the developer is accepting donations to assist maintain the server open. You’ll find out the right way to assist over on the sport’s Discord channel.
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