As a discussion over the last few days in the Shoutbox has shown, there is a serious lack of available OImons in the Orange Islands themselves. The routes are plagued with multiple lines that appear everywhere, too many only appearing very late in the region, many lines not appearing at all, and the most egregious case of high level prevos this side of Gen 1 Kanto. To quote some research by other members: Spoiler: Kitsu -There are 56 base form Pokémon found in OI, 15 of those base form Pokémon do not evolve, 9 of those non-evolving Pokémon are found Route 217 or later. -7 Routes contain Flickadee. One of these Routes is Victory Road. Somehow, something seems wrong with that. -There are 87 base form Pokémon, not including legendaries or the Crystal Onix. While yes, these means the majority of Pokémon are in the OI, most of the Pokémon people are looking to use are exclusive to Zeralis. -One of these 87 base forms, Ion, can only be gotten through Promos or going to New Island in Kanto. -Eevee can only be gotten through the gift that Eono gives you or through Promo -Roda, a Pokémon now available in OI, only became available in the last month. -Embli, Kyte, and Lumik are not available until Victory Road. If you want to use one, you have to suffer through last minute power grinding or get it through Promo. Spoiler: Dragonfire Wild but Late in OI Lepski Line Nevrena Line Ontlam Line Artily Line Dolventine Line Orclata Manaton Blacier Shobash Line Tarphalt Crimsant Infermata Line Lumik Line Embli Line Kyte Line Karama Kinakra Doramizu Quartzell Centitoe Line Not Wild in OI Zebrite Line Lunelle Line Frostlie Felare Line Toulav Line Sonnest Line Sygnal Line Farfetch'd Line Meowth Line Hierark Line Voltot Line Tottem Line Ufo Line Pamboo Kajikami Line Shreek Line Eevee Line Ion Line Ponyta Line Chatot Line Swablu Line Dunsparce Line There was some brainstorming in chat, some ideas thrown around, and the general consensus was that it'd be a good thing to work on sooner rather than later. There are also some good reasons to have this going on alongside Project Epic, as I'll elaborate on shortly. I'm asking for the aid of as much of the staff as possible for a couple reasons. For one, the VIPs haven't had anything to do lately to give them a chance to help out around here. For two, all of us in here have been on the site for considerable time, and we all have at worst a very good idea of how our fakemons are distributed, and possible improvements to them. So, let me elaborate a little. PURPOSE To increase the number and variety of OI/Zeralis Dex Pokémon available in the Orange Islands, reimagine some of the routes, and overall, increase the appeal of the region and make it more than just something most people leave after Mikan. METHODS -Reduce the number of OIDex Pokémon only available in the "postgame" Zeralis region (Over 60, by my count). -Change the wild lists on many routes, limiting the places mons that are extremely common (Pipun, Siron, etc.) appear in place of ones that show up little, if at all. -Add new details to some of the routes, giving them additional elements (ruins, etc.) that would justify placing wilds there that wouldn't fit anywhere otherwise. -Add new, optional areas to some cities (a la Valencia Field), further giving more Pokémon more places to be found. PROCESS Start out with a few general ideas, some ideas to take note of or follow. After that, we begin with the first couple routes and go on from there as we finalize them.