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So, after hours of testing, there was still a bug by entering the caves. Sorry for that, but the game has now such a big size, there could be now big problems if we change small things...

Here is the bugfixed version:…

- You can enter caves now
- Changed the move list back to the one of demo 4.0, so this means if you now use your old save file from 4.0, the Pokemon will have to correct moves
Ah, I hate it... I found out about another guy using Watertrainers sprites for a game.
But not only he is creating a game with them, no, he is selling it as an app...
I wrote him a message on his WIKI for "his" game, I wonder what he will wrote back...……

I don't know what WT can do against this people, any ideas?

PS: Demo 5.0 is in the testing now, we had to fix some bugs, that's why it takes more time that we thought...

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

I just want to thank all the people who downloaded the game and played it! We now reached over 25.000 Downloads (Big thank to all the Youtube Let's Players, especially MunchingOrange!) and i think that's an amazing number for a game made by two people in there freetime ;-)

And I want to thank Watertrainer for our work in the last 5 years! We managed to make a game together, although we never had a real life conversation and we live in two different countries and continents with totally different time zones! Still hope that we will have a full version of the game one day :-)

But now, i have bad news for all the people waiting for Demo 5.0. I thought we could release it in this month, but I moved and now i still have no internet in my new flat until september... so i just can work on the game at the weekend when i'm back in the house of my parents...
The next demo will have some changes (for example we use now Facesets for every character, battle grafics etc.) and will end after the battle in the sixth gym in Greenpine City. I hope you guys can wait a bit longer for this...

Greetings and Thanks
I just visited our WIKI for our game "Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark" and found some comment i still can't believe.
But read it by yourself:


Hi Tao,

For the past 2 years i have been trying to make a simple gba rom hack usng a very similar pokedex i found online on Google images.  As i was trying to make this hack, I encountered many difficulties along the way (which is why it has taken me so long), but those problems have now been solved.  I just discovered this page today, and I was wondering if you could post the Pokemons' backsprites on your wiki or send them to me for me to put into my game.  It would be a huge help to my simple hack, and I would be extremely thankful.


It's unbelievable, this guy is not only stealing the sprites made by WT without any permission and creates a game with them, he is even asking for the backsprites...
I will wait for his answer, I'm really tensed what he will write...
It's so sad that there are people like him in the internet, who give nothing about the copyright of pictures etc.

Greetz Tao
Hello to all!
Two things i have to say :-)

1. Many people told me that the textes in our game "Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark" are not the best, there are spelling and grammar errors. So i want to revising every text we have in the game. For this i'm searching for a helping hand with english as her/his native language. Thankfully, Pokemon Essentials brings up the awesome feature of compiling all textes from the game in one .txt data. I've posted this on our board to, but it seems to be nearly dead. It would be awesome if there is anybody who would have fun to help us with this!
Just contact me via note!

2. We are no at the point of testing Demo 3.5.
Yes, it's not Demo 4.0 it's just a smaller update. It contains three new areas (Goopool Swamp, Route 10 and Rainbow Reef) and one new Town. You will be able to use your old save file. There are bug fixes (the fossils now turn into Pokemon and the FishingContest is working), too.
The release date will be in 1-2 week/s :-)

That's everything, greetings
Hey guys,
We said we will release the third Demo of our game on first Feb, but i've found out a big bug in Pokémon Essentials version 13 in the Bug Contest scripts (Clicking on "Ball" just count down the amount of balls, but nothing other happens), which we use for our Fishing Contest.
Until nobody can tell me how to repair this, i can't release the Demo.

I'm really sorry, and i hate it when i can't release someting which has a fix date already...
Please wait just a few ours or days, til i can solve this problem.

Greetings and Sorry,
Hey guys,
Watertrainer and I did a lot of work in the last weeks, and now we can give you a release date for the third Demo of our game "Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark"
There will be new areas, new towns and cities, of course a lot of new catchable Pokémon, a new rival and lot more!
At the moment we are testing the game and we hope there won't be bugs in this new version.

Release Date for Demo 3.0:
February 1, 2014

Hey guys,
I had a lot of time in my semester break and now i can tell you, that we will release the third Demo of our game
"Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark" very soon.
It will include a lot of new events, a new rival, the Fairy-type, a Fishing Contest, the fifth gym and a lot of new areas!
So unfortunately you have to start from the beginning to explore all new things!

Here are the new areas up from Goldune City:
- Fallrock Valley (Fallrock Cave)
- Route 5
- Orshore Town
- Battle Bridge
- Docking Port
- Route 6
- Route 7
- Highpoint City
- Mt. Highpoint
- Route 8
- Route 9
- Waytide City
and there is a new Garden in the north of Serpentine City called Serpentine Garden.

Watertrainer and Tao
Hey guys,
just want to inform you, that we have a release date for the second demo:

Demo 2.0 release date:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Demo includes:
- New tiles
- 3 towns, 4 cities, 3 forests, 4 routes, 1 pass, 1 desert, 2 caves
- 4 gyms
- and much more ;-)

Greetings WT and Tao
Hey guys,
just a few news about the game progress. Watertrainer finished his work with the backsprites, all sprites we need for the next demo is done. Then he created some new tiles, grass and trees, we now use as the standard tiles. Rustbolt City, the third city in the game, is already finished, it has a gym, the Bike Shop, the Game Corner, the Taxi Company (a important building for the story plot in Rustbolt) and there are driving a lot of cars and bikes in the streets (hard move route work ;-) )
The Goldune Desert is finished, too, just have to code a terrain tag for the deep sand tiles.
I'm still working on the last city for the demo, Goldune City. I've designed one, but i'm not the biggest fan of it. May change it completly, we will see.

A really important thing is that we are searching people for writing. The world of Rikoto should be interesting and filled with people. So, english isn't my first language, i have some problems with perfect spelling and grammar, so we are searching for some help. May some of you are interested, just let me know ;-)

Greetings Tao
Hey guys,
i just wanna say that my work on Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark goes on. I've started with mapping the next areas what includes Route 3 and 4, Thundrome Pass, Rustbolt City, Cycling Road, and Brushus Town. I Also made all events of Route 3 and Thundrome Pass, where you visit Team Solar the first time, but Keira, the new female rival, will help you.

The next Demo will go to Goldune City, which is the hometown of the forth gym leader Dustin.

I'm just hoping that Watertrainer will be available the next time, it's sad that his forum is really dead...

Greetings Chai-Tao

PS: I've posted Screens from Thundrome Pass and Rustbolt City, there will be more in the next time :-)
The other demo was flawed with bugs and errors, but this is one is better.…?

To download, join my forums and you'll find the link in the 'Forums News' thread.

Note - you should play as the male character cause the female character doesn't have a running sprite yet.
If you play as the female character, the female character will still a rival, this will be fixed next demo.
The VS banners aren't in this version of the demo but will be in the next.

Game ends after the 2nd gym battle.

Hi everybody!
I'm working with Watertrainer on the Pokémon Fangame "Solar Light and Lunar Dark". Watertrainer is working on the sprites, tiles and ideas, and i do mapping and eventing.
In my gallery you can see the first three maps of the Rikoto region, Soltree Town, Route 1, and Mossy Town. Il will add the next maps as fast as i can.