New & Improved Features

Trainer's License

Your Trainer's License is similar to your Trainer Card in other Pokémon games.

Bottom Screen

You press the X Button to activate the Bottom Screen.

The PokéPhone and its apps are on the left. On the right is:

  • Pokémon
  • Pokédex
  • Bag
  • Trainer
  • Shortcuts (like in Gen V, you can register pages and certain items for quick access with Y)
  • Save
  • Options

The PokéPhone has everything else spread across its two pages, with apps and organizability. It encompasses pretty all the convenient features from other games in one package. You can go to the PokéPhone page to see all it can do, but it includes:

  • all wireless connectivity (PSS/festival plaza, possibly quick link, qr scanner, battle video etc too. Unlike Festival Plaza, this is now once again all on the bottom screen, like the PSS.)
  • PokéPlay (ie Refresh and Amie. Poke Puffs/Poke Beans/whatever are now gotten through a different means besides minigames or Isle Abeens - possibly just receiving them in Pokemon Centers? Poke Chow??)
  • Super Gym (Super Training + Isle Evelup)*
  • interactive map i.e. RotomDex and AreaNav
  • DexNav-style Pokeradar
  • Match Call/PokeGear style phone
  • Poketch style apps
  • Field Skills (like the Ride Pager combined with accessing field moves from the party screen in previous gens)
  • Trainer's Guide (like FRLG help kinda)
  • News i.e. BuzzNav

* Other Poké Pelago features were Isle Aplenny (berries), Isle Aphun (rare items), and Isle Avue (egg hatching + friendliness). It is unknown if there would be mobile features corresponding to these.

Field Skills

Note: It's a good time to say that this is not, and will never be, a game. This is an ambitious idea and would be so complex that it'd take a million years to program. We didn't want to switch the 'HM' function to Key Items because it would take away the idea of humans cooperating with Pokémon, which is why we expanded from the Poké Ride feature in Sun and Moon. We mostly like to think of this as if it were a game, but the following 'feature' is really more of a semi-RP thing.

Pokémon can have various Field Skills. This allows you to use your own Pokémon to get around without using HMs. However, if you do not have the Pokémon in your party, you can call upon a rental using the PokéPhone. You also don't have the license to use any of these skills at the start; you need your Trainer's License updated to allow you to use new skills.

Here's how it works: At any time from the overworld, you can access Field Skills from its button on the PokéPhone on the Bottom Screen. It will show you the following Field Skills depending on what you've unlocked, show you which Pokémon in your party can use it, and depending on the situation, you will be able to call upon either a party Pokémon or a rental to use the skill. PoryPal asks you which Pokémon you want to use.

SKILL EQUIVALENT LICENSE ACQUIRED POKEMON RENTAL OPTION NOTES
Poké Cut HM01 Cut Yes (Scyther) Can only be used from interacting with brambles
Poké Smash HM06 Rock Smash, Tauros Charge Yes (Sawk) Can only be used from interacting with rocks
Poké Push HM04 Strength, Machamp Shove Yes (Machamp) Can only be used in an area with large, square boulders
Poké Steed Bicycle, Tauros Charge Yes (Tauros) Can be activated from bottom screen in any area with room for the Pokémon
Poké Search Itemfinder, Stoutland Search Yes (Herdier) Can be activated from bottom screen in any area with room for you and the Pokémon
Poké Soar HM02 Fly, Charizard Ride Yes (Braviary) Can be activated from bottom screen in any outdoors area
Poké Light HM05 Flash Yes (Volbeat) Can be activated from bottom screen in any dark area
Poké Ferry HM03 Surf, Lapras Paddle Yes (Lapras) Can only be activated from interacting with water; you're given the option to use Ferry or Jet and can switch between them while on the water. You can use your Pokémon to travel across the water at a more leisurely pace. You can fish while doing so. It's much easier to control.
Poké Jet Whirlpool, Waterfall, Sharpedo Jet Yes (Sharpedo) Can only be activated from interacting with water; you're given the option to use Ferry or Jet and can switch between them while on the water. Some Pokémon are capable of traveling across more treacherous water at a faster speed. You can't fish while doing this, and the encounter rate is lower. It's also harder to navigate in smaller bodies of water. However, you can cross certain obstacles this way.
Poké Dive Dive (move) Yes (Lanturn) Can only be activated by interacting with deep water spots for diving. When you resurface, it switches you to the Pokémon you were last riding on.
Other Skills Sweet Scent, Softboiled, Dig, Teleport, etc No Only activated from the bottom screen. You can only use these with your own Pokémon.
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