We are very sure that most people are well recognised with the Pokemon series. Most people have at least watched a few episodes of the animated series, played their video games or even owned the merchandise.

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Following the trend of Pokémon Go game not long ago, it seems that a new wave of online Pokemon gaming is coming on its way.

22-year-old Seremban-born student Mokessh Kannah, who is an avid fan of Pokémon has created his own “local” version of the game, featuring our very own country of Malaysia as its place settings.

Based on the customised game, Kannah has modified the game to bring up a more local taste during the gameplay. In this case, Kannah has modified the original map of the game into the Malaysian map, featuring Kedah all the way up until Sabah which the Pokémon trainers can play the game by tracking Pokémons based on the map.

Source: MYGAMEON

Kannah said that he created the game merely just for fun, using RPG Softmaker software which he bought from Steam with Pokémon Essentials. He then learned how to use the software and create the game all by himself, with some help from YouTube of course.

Kannah explained that he created the game map based on the images of the Malaysian map that he downloaded online. He then proceeded with editing the important locations such as cities, towns and routes using Adobe Photoshop editor.

Kannah further explained that he had gathered various generations of Pokémons to make it even more interesting, from the first generation up until the fifth one, as he took a few gaming elements from the Nintendo published games including ‘Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire’, ‘Black & White’ and also ‘Diamond & Pearl’.

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In addition, another interesting part of this game is that players will begin their journey to find the Pokémons starting from Seremban, before continuing their journey to various interesting places in Malaysia including lake Chini and Rompin.

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The game first gained attention online after Kannah posted about it on Reddit.

However, since the game is not officially licensed under the Nintendo name, some users might have difficulties to access the game. This is because the game is currently open for limited number of users only, due to strict rules from Nintendo.

Kannah’s spirit and devotion towards Pokémon has truly left an impression for his attempt. We are beyond proud, not only because a Nintendo video game features a Malaysian map in its content, but also for Kannah as an inspiring motivation, proving that with passion and interest, and also the drive to achieve something, there is more you can do.

Source: Mashable/ Images from Mokessh Kannah.

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