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Most monsters can “morph”, evolving from one variety to another. This morphing is typically one-way and permanent, but that does not have to be the case. No monster permanently morphs more than twice; some monsters only morph once or never.
  
 
The process by which a tuxemon enters a new [[Life Stage]]. Can be permanent or temporary.  
 
The process by which a tuxemon enters a new [[Life Stage]]. Can be permanent or temporary.  
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Has some thoughts that haven't been reproduced here yet.
 
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== Discussion ==
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== Current implementation ==
 
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=== Basics ===
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Monsters range in level from level 1 to level 100. The number of [[experience]] points an individual monster has determines its level.
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Monsters mostly gain experience points through battling other monsters. There may be other ways of gaining experience points as well.
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Most monsters can “morph”, evolving from one variety to another. This morphing is typically one-way and permanent, but that does not have to be the case. No monster permanently morphs more than twice; some monsters only morph once or never.
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=== Current implementation of experience points and levelling ===
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•    When an enemy monster is eliminated, all player monsters that did any amount of damage to it are given an equal portion of (its total experience points / its level).
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•    A monster increases in level if its total experience points meet or exceed (its level * its Experience Required Modifier) ^ 3. I believe the Experience Required Modifier is currently hard-coded to 1 for all monsters.
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•    A monster increases as many levels as it is entitled to.
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•    Morphing occurs when the player actively triggers it at a terminal.
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This results in some funny behaviours:
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•    Level 1 monsters give no experience points.
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•    It takes a monster defeating between five and three monsters of the same level to increase in level – with low level monsters needing to defeat more monsters to level up. In most games it’s quicker to level up at lower levels and it gets progressively slower.
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•    I suspect that this is quite quick levelling up compared to other games, and compared to the story that we have planned.
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•    All monsters of the same level give the same experience points (not necessarily a bad thing, but it is unusual).
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•    Monsters can have more experience points than their level would suggest; they potentially “should” be many levels higher.
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•    A monster could make a contribution in battle without damaging the opponent, e.g. using a technique that makes them confused or enraged. Currently, they wouldn't receive experience points for participating in that battle.
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=== Questions to consider ===
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•    Do we want monsters that only used non-damaging techniques to share in the experience points of the defeated monster?
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Morphing occurs immediately for a monster when activated from a terminal.
•    How many equally-matched battles do we want a monster to be involved in before it gains one level?
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•    Do we want lower-level monsters to gain a level after more or fewer equally-matched battles than higher-level monsters?
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•    How much more experience points should higher-level monsters give than lower-level ones? Is defeating a level 10 monster worth twice as much as defeating a level 5 monster? Or four times as much? Or more?
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=== Proposed procedures ===
 
=== Proposed procedures ===

Latest revision as of 22:54, 10 January 2020

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Most monsters can “morph”, evolving from one variety to another. This morphing is typically one-way and permanent, but that does not have to be the case. No monster permanently morphs more than twice; some monsters only morph once or never.

The process by which a tuxemon enters a new Life Stage. Can be permanent or temporary.

Discussion on Github

Has some thoughts that haven't been reproduced here yet.

Current implementation

Morphing occurs immediately for a monster when activated from a terminal.

Proposed procedures

After battle

   At the end of each battle the player wins, check each of the player’s monsters that increased in level during that battle.
   If one of them has a morph-option specified that is “triggered by: level”, check the “trigger” for that morph option.
   If the number in the trigger is less than or equal to the monster’s level, check any further conditions.
   If those conditions are also met, play the animation.
   If the player presses “cancel” at any point during the animation, end this process and check the next eligible monster, if any. The current monster does not morph.
   Otherwise, delete the monster and replace it with the monster listed as “destination” under the morph-option. The new monster has the same position in the party, experience point total and custom name (if any) as the old monster.
   Check the next eligible monster, if any.

When an item is used

   If an item from the Morph Items category is used on a monster, check if that monster has a morph-option specified that is "triggered by: item".
   -- If it doesn't, show the dialogue: "It doesn't seem to respond."
   If it is triggered by item, check if the "trigger" for that morph option is the item's name.
   -- If it doesn't, show the dialogue: "It doesn't seem to respond to that item."
   If the item does match the trigger, check any further conditions.
   If those conditions are also met, play the animation.
   If the player presses “cancel” at any point during the animation, end this process and check the next eligible monster, if any. The current monster does not morph.
   Otherwise, delete the monster and replace it with the monster listed as “destination” under the morph-option. The new monster has the same position in the party, experience point total and custom name (if any) as the old monster.

Potential animation

Mock up: https://wiki.tuxemon.org/index.php?title=File:Jl2ESeg.gif

  • Fade in from black to:
  • A background with the Chinese character for the Type that monster belongs to, along with the front sprite of that monster.
  • The dialogue: “NAME is morphing!” appears. The monster’s Cry sounds.
  • Flash of white.
  • Music plays. An animation related to the Type plays, as the monster shakes, eventually hiding the monster.
  • Flash of white.
  • The Type animation is replaced with a still GIF related to the Type, plus the front sprite of the new morphed form. The new monster’s Cry sounds.
  • A final sound effect plays. Dialogue shows based on type:
  • -- “NAME rose from the rubble” (Earth type)
  • -- “NAME emerged from the flames”
  • -- “NAME formed from the water”
  • -- “NAME was crafted” (Metal type)
  • -- “NAME has sprouted” (Wood type)
  • Fade to black.


Methods of morphing

So far, there have been four conditions for morphing suggested:

• The monster reaches or exceeds a particular level • The monster reaches or exceeds a particular level, and meets another condition • The monster has an item used on it; the morph is permanent • The monster has an item used on it; the morph is temporary

A lot of the conditions depend on systems that haven’t been implemented yet (and may not be wanted to be implemented):

• Gender • Stat differentiation within the same variety • Happiness • Learning other techniques

Others are presumably able to be implemented without other systems:

• When a monster of a particular type is in their party • When they are in a particular location

In one case, a monster would be eligible for two morphs at the same time: Vivipere reaching level 25 or higher. That is because Vivipere’s gimmick is that you have to figure out what its conditions for morphing are. To morph into Vivitron, it has to reach level 25 or higher. But it morphs into Vivisource or Viviteel at level 24 or higher (which one depends on gender), so at level 25 it would be eligible for Vivisource/Viviteel and Vivitron. Therefore there has to be some way to establish an order of priority if a monster is eligible for two or more morphs.

Item morphing

Some morph-causing items are consumed when used; others are not. They could be consumed regardless of whether the morph is cancelled by the player or not, or they could only be consumed if the morph is completed.

Leveling up

In this model, a tuxemon changes Life Stage when they reach a certain level or, if their morph is stopped then, at any subsequent level.

Conditional morphing

In this model, a tuxemon changes Life Stage when some special condition is met. They may also be required to be a certain level.

  • Tuxemon of different genders may morph into different tuxemon, or only one gender may morph. For example, Aerodin morph from level 24 - into Aerostag if male and Aerodeer if female.
  • Tuxemon may morph when levelling up, but only if a tuxemon of a particular Type is in the same party. For example, Floodby requires another Water type to be in their team.
  • Tuxemon may morph when levelling up, but into a different tuxemon depending on their Stats. For example, Katacoon evolves into Sumchon if its Armour Stat is higher than its Melee Stat, and into Bugnin if the opposite is true. This kind of morphing requires Stat increases from Experiences to be implemented, which is not currently the case.
  • Fuzzlet was intended by its creator to morph into Fuzzina when it became happy enough, but happiness is not a part of the Tuxemon mechanics.
  • Tuxemon may morph when leveling up in a particular location.
  • Tuxemon may morph when leveling up if they know a particular technique.

Vivipere's gimmick is that its morphs are all conditional. It morphs into Vivitron at level 25, which does not sound conditional, except that it morphs into Vivisource or Viviteel (depending on gender) at level 24, meaning that it would only morph into Vivitron if it is deliberately stopped from morphing at level 24.

Item Morphing

If you use a particular item on a tuxemon, it morphs. This could replace the proposed Badge Morphing, described below. The key difference is that the morph would be permanent, instead of temporary.

Proposal: Badge Morphing (and Booster Tech Morphing)

In The Spyder in the Cathedral, the default plot, the player is given a choice between five tuxemon - the "new releases":

They have a special feature, as does Botbot, that they can be made to morph by exposing them to a Badge from a Pillar. The morph lasts for one battle, and consumes the Badge. This means that trainers do get more variety (since there are at least two morph options for each new release tuxemon), but have to keep spending money.

Eventually the protagonist gets access to Booster Tech, an open source tool that's re-usable and where the morph lasts indefinitely. The Booster Tech can also be used to revert the morph, returning the tuxemon to the previous life stage.

All morphs

Parent PageEvolution LevelHas Evolution
Aardorn20Aardart
Aerodin24 (female only)Aerodeer
Aerodin24 (male only)Aerostag
Agnidon36Agnigon
Agnite24Agnidon
Allagon55Ferricran
AndronAndroman
AngennaAngose
AngesnowSeraphice
AngoseAethangel
Anoleaf18Gectile
BabysnitchBaddrscratch
Bambula16Emperula
Banling18Bansaken
Bansaken36Banvengeance
BatuskinRokushigon
BeenstalkerWendigger
BelubyColuga
BibuuniBobuuni
BlastagArachnuke
BlastailChandelail
Bolt12Arthrobolt
BoltnuExclawvate
BotbotBooster TechK9
BotbotBooster TechB-ver.1
BotbotBooster TechPiCC
BotbotBooster TechMRmOswitch
BotbotBooster TechAV8R
BricgardBrickhemoth
BroilinoFlamberino
BrumiBewhich
BubbitoiseWisturtle
BudayeWood BoosterBamboon
BudayePeace LilyFrondly
BudayeLucky BambooBamboon
BudayeWater BoosterFrondly
BulkcowMuscletaur
Bumbulus30Nimbulex
BurrlockCacaburr
Bursa30Flambear
BushmeowMoripurr
BuuniBibuuni
CaackCandike
CackleenBrumi
Cairfrey30Possessun
CakyCaack
CamoonMoopard
CandeerReinsweet
CapitiCapinyah
Carcadey36Carcarino
Carcarino
Cardiling18Cardiwing
Cardiwing36Cardinale
CarfeyCarcadey
Cataspike9Puparmor
Caterpillard7Cowool
CheezapSecuripaw
ChenipodeExapode
ChickadeeBirdee
ChillimpSnowrilla
Chloragon30Chloragon
ChromeyeHappito
ChromeyeNeutrito
ChromeyeAngrito
ChromeyeSadito
CirceeceQuanthus
Circupop28Lolihopper
ClaymoriorRegalance
CnailBlastail
CocruneRunesquito
CohldrabiLettice
ColugaVerglasta
ConstorchTophistone
CoppiParappi
CorvixGryfix
CounticeDuchice
Cowool10Komothder
Cubfort36Ambearance
Dandicub20Dandylion
DemosnowLucifice
DevidinDevidra
DevidraDeviraptor
DollfinSweet SandBigfin
DollfinSea GirdleSharpfin
DollfinWater BoosterBigfin
DollfinMetal BoosterSharpfin
Dracune12Fluttaflap
DradderDriper
DuggotBreem
Duntree24Ekpine
EarogDeemog
EggatchOwlock
Ekpine36Edinolog
EllnessMoranide
Elofly18Elowind
Elowind38Elostorm
Embra30Ruption
Emperula34Jiquid
Equill55Hoarseshoo
ErimatErichief
Eskipup30Houndice
Eyenemy20Eyesore
FancairWindeye
FerrellFerrmor
FerrmorFerrior
Flacono18Corvix
Flounce30Knindling
FlummbyFlummack
FluoresfinIncandesfin
FoilettSwanfoil
FolsteinCowoad
FordinStegofor
ForturtleProphetoise
FowltlawFlamdito
Foxfire30Vulpyre
Fribbit
FurnursusStatursus
Fuzzlet30Fuzzina
GalascesNovaquarius
Gectile36Velocitile
GemblinTreasurblin
Glombroc50Conglolem
GobblimpMegaw
Grimachin30Tigrock
GrintotThunderstoneGrintrock
GrintotMetal BoosterGrintrock
GrintotEarth BoosterGrinflare
GrintotFlintstoneGrinflare
GupphireGolnagi
GupphishGupphire
HatchlingBirdling
HelipiCoppi
Heronquak36Eaglace
Hoarse30Equill
HoodollWolololl
HookatooHubblefly
IgnibusEarth BoosterEruptibus
IgnibusTectonic DrillEruptibus
IgnibusMetal BoosterEmbazook
IgnibusStovepipeEmbazook
ImbrickcileBricgard
IncandesfinLightmare
IronbarrPanzbarr
Jelillow40Bedoo
JewllyCaack
JhaleJhocto
Katacoon12 (if Melee is higher than Armour)Bugnin
Katacoon12 (if Armour is higher than Melee)Sumchon
KatacoonGladiatorbug
Katapill9Katacoon
KitticaineCaticane
KrokiKrokivip
KrokivipLeviadile
KusiKusith
KusithKusithinu
Lambert24Legko
Legko36Moloch
Lesmagu18Shelagu
LetticeFrostuce
Limewoof27Ignebark
MacatWizane
MarvillarMarvantis
MeanieSkairf
MedipupDoctsky
MemnomnomEarth BoosterMiaownolith
MemnomnomMetal BoosterPyraminx
MemnomnomMiaow MilkMiaownolith
MemnomnomPyramidionPyraminx
Merlicun20Firomenis
Metesaur40Quetzalrockilus
Millilil20Millisting
MissilarBlastag
Mk01 AlphaMk01 Gamma
Mk01 AlphaMk01 Delta
Mk01 BetaMk01 Delta
Mk01 BetaMk01 Omega
Mk01 ProtoMk01 Alpha
Mk01 ProtoMk01 Beta
MootyCamoon
Mooush16Folstein
NebufinGalasces
NebulblaDraquasar
NepdronNepungandr
NeptischNepdron
NoctulaNoctalo
Nudiflot ♀18Nudiflot ♂
Nut9Bolt
Pairagrin26Pairagrim
PalmpotBonose
Pandosive34Flamgu
Pantern16Pandosive
PantherafiraCriniotherme
PawsandRooksand
Bishosand
Knightsand
PickoonRaccscal
PipehideBatuskin
Pipis20Strella
PisteelIronsight
PoinchinSaurchin
Poiseam37Vadampf
PondiveDivurf
Potturmeist18Potturney
PrincicleCountice
PrinfectDuchease
Puparmor12Weavifly
PythwireMetal BoosterSockeserp
PythwireFire BoosterOuroboutlet
QuiptailSpeedoscelis
RapfiRapiere
RapiereRapierd
RebarrIronbarr
Rockat36Jemuar
Rockitten24Rockat
RosarinToxiris
Sapragon55Dragarbor
ScarlantShull
SearinoBroilino
SeireinSpirain
SelketSelmatek
Shelagu36Crustagu
SheyeShrab
ShullMyrmison
Shybulb20Narcileaf
SkullormBonetula
Skwib18Octabode
SlentacleSlenstalker
Slichen25Glombroc
Snairal7Lunacalis
SnakiSnokari
SniprintFowltlaw
Snock23Pythock
SpadybugSpacules
SpallGrall
SpareppleSamurepple
SpeetleSpadybug
SpidionSporrior
SpirainTornicane
SpirellSpidion
SpreyeButtereye
Sprightly20Uprout
SprormSphake
Squink20Hectapod
SquishBagish
StatursusCoaldiak
StegoforBrachifor
StomicGastronium
StoniflyCocrune
StormlingHurrotem
SundailAndglass
Tadcool30Fribbit
TarpeurVigueur
TetrchimpApeoro
Thumpurn20Volconey
TigrowBushmeow
Tikoal30Tikorch
TophistoneTitannon
Toucanary20Raptoucan
ToxirisNinjasmine
Trapsnap30Sapsnap
TumblequillTumbledillo
TumblewormTumblebee
TurnipperBeenstalker
Tweesher24Heronquak
Uneye40Lendos
Vamporm9Dracune
VirwareTrojerror
VivipereLevel up while in a buildingVivitrans
VivipereLevel up while knowing FlamethrowerVivicinder
Vivipere24
If female
Viviteel
Vivipere24
If male
Vivisource
VivipereWhen a Fossil is used on themVividactil
VivipereLevel up while a Wood type is in the partyViviphyta
Vivipere25Vivitron
WayspriteAngesnow
WayspriteDemosnow
WeedseaWeedlantis
WittyMacat
WizaneWizereign
WoodoorBlasdoor
Wrougon30Allagon
WuppyEarog
Xylocarp40Pisacato
YabbaDabbadoo