'Pokemon Cobalt And Amethyst' Invades 'Minecraft'

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 07, 2017 05:21 PM EST

The open-world survival and building game "Minecraft" has received many mods over the past years. These apparently allow players to experience the game in an entirely different way. Recently, "Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst" was announced as one of the newest mods, which allowed players to experience "Pokemon" through the game from Mojang.

The mod was developed by Phoenix SC and his team for the vanilla version of the survival game. It is reportedly simple to install with a single folder to drag and drop into the game's file directory. The mod allows gamers to do almost everything like the original monster-catching RPG. They can capture monsters and battle with other players, compete in tournaments and challenge other gyms, as reported by Game Rant.

Reports confirm that a complete story is even integrated into the "Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst" mod for "Minecraft." Players must capture over 136 creatures while competing with Team Tempest in order to prevent a worldwide catastrophe. It also reportedly includes a unique soundtrack. Players can also enjoy the mod without the need of modified servers to host the map.

Slash Gear notes that the mod is not a port of any existing "Pokemon" game. The gameplay is reportedly rated to last around 60 to 80 hours. While the mod uses original content and runs on the vanilla version of the popular open-world adventure game, users are worried about its usage of the "Pokemon" brand throughout the game.

Their concern comes from the recent reports where Nintendo requested other developers of fan-made Pokemon games to stop their distribution. The games are all free-to-play and no profit was generated from its development, but it appears the Japanese company is not keen to have other people use their IPs.

As of now, "Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst" mod is still available for download, but Nintendo can possibly request to have it stopped anytime if they see the need to. Fans are hoping that the Japanese game company will be lenient toward the mod as another fan project called "Pixelmon" continues to be available.

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