It’s already been proven time and time again that Pokémon and Minecraft, while very different games, are a perfect match. In 2015, one fan built a working port of Pokémon Red—complete with Game Boy Color—in Minecraft. In 2016, somebody else brought Pokémon Fire Red to Minecraft with a shockingly accurate replica of a Game Boy Advance. Now, it’s 2017, and those projects were fun, but it’s time to up the ante.
And that’s just what a group called Phoenix Projects did with Pokémon Cobalt and Amethyst, an entirely new 3D Pokémon game that runs exclusively in Minecraft (via Polygon).By “entirely new,” we do truly mean that this is a completely original game: After 31 months of development, it features 136 new Pokémon, the original Suliqu region, a fresh original soundtrack, and presumably other mind-blowing features. The video above gives a brief overview of the game, although it mainly covers how to run the game in your own Minecraft setup.
The game’s creators decided to post their own playthrough of the game, and in the 30-minute video below they begin their journey, which starts with a bang: a literal explosion, we mean. From there, it starts, and you start in a place called Serenity Town, in your mother’s house, because it wouldn’t be a Pokémon game with Mom in the house by herself.
Seeing how they created this full-fledged adventure is pretty amazing, so if you’re looking to see this unfold, watch the playthrough below, or if you’d rather give it a go yourself, the above video is the best starting point for you.
Featured Image: The Pokémon Company