Pokémon Campaign is a Flash game set in the Pokémon world, but allows for open-world exploration and real-time combat. Catch and level Pokémon, explore new areas, and take on missions in the all-new Campo Region!

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This tutorial will cover all the controls needed to play Pokémon Campaign. This will all be explained in-game in the full release, but for now, this is where you should come if you need help.

Posted by Lon_Gwang on Jul 12th, 2013
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Choosing your starter Pokémon

After hitting New Game, you'll immediately be dropped off in Oak's lab. You'll be given the option of choosing Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. If you don't already have a favourite, you can compare their stats on the lower half of the screen.

Controlling your Pokémon

Once you start your game off in Canvas Town, you can move around by using W, A, S, and D. To look around, move your mouse around your Pokémon's head. It will follow your mouse's direction. Please note that you should not play Pokémon Campaign with a laptop's touchpad. The game only functions properly with a mouse.

To attack, simply click your left mouse button anywhere on the screen. Many different attacks do different things. For example, Charmander's Ember will appear wherever you click your mouse. However, it is very slow.

To switch between attacks, you can either click the area on the bottom half of the screen showcasing your Pokémon's attack, or you can press X to switch to your primary attack, and C to switch to your secondary one.


After following the path out of Canvas Town, we'll find ourselves in Route 1. There are several people and objects in the game that you can interact with by pressing SPACE. For example, you can read the maps around Route 1 and other areas to find out where you're going.

As you can see, several areas are still in development.

Catching Pokémon

While walking around different areas, you will come across many wild Pokémon wanting to battle. Use your attacks to get their HP down to zero.

If you're lucky, after fainting, a Poké Ball will appear over your opponent's head. Click this Poké Ball to add the new Pokémon to your party.

After catching a Pokémon, it will appear on the HUD at the bottom of the screen. To switch to a Pokémon, you can press the corresponding number on your keyboard (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) or simply click its portrait.

Releasing Pokémon

If your party is full, you won't be able to catch any new members. If you wish to release a Pokémon, simply switch back to your starter Pokémon. Red X's should appear next to all your captured Pokémon.

Say we wanted to release Zigzagoon, because he only has Normal-Type attacks, which our team is full of. We just click the red X, and bye-bye Zigzagoon.

Taking missions and battling boss Pokémon

If you're wondering what to do in this big open world, you should make your way to Apricot City, where you'll meet the Lass. She will give you directions on where to find more powerful boss Pokémon. The goal of the game is to eliminate all boss Pokémon and protect the Campo Region.

Boss Pokémon always have some sort of extra ability or strength to make them different from other wild encounters. Stunky, for example, has a cloud of poison gas around it that will hurt you if you stay in it. You'll have to find a way to quickly get in, hit Stunky, and get out without taking too much damage!

I won't spoil too much about the boss Pokémon in this tutorial. You'll have to play the game yourself to experience them!

Have fun capturing Pokémon and battling bosses! I hope you enjoy Demo 0.3 of Pokémon Campaign!

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IsaacGamer Sep 6 2013 says:

wow tanks ;) i'll download this game now ^^

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Lon_Gwang Sep 6 2013 replied:

Unfortunately, there's no download available right now, but there is one planned for the full release.

You can still play the demo online now at Newgrounds.com

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Skorms Nov 10 2013 says:

This is stupid.

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Lon_Gwang Nov 10 2013 replied:

Thanks for the input, Skorms! Hope to see you in the full release!

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Ordinary_Guy Nov 20 2013 says:

Hey nice work, are you going to make this game available for download???

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Lon_Gwang Apr 15 2014 replied:

Thanks for the input, nondescript horse head! Hope to see you in the full release!

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adamjmck Jul 24 2014 says:

When will it come out?

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Lon_Gwang Jul 28 2014 replied:

I'm aiming for a release by the end of this summer. I've run into some problems with exporting the Flash file, but once those are resolved, you should be able to play the final product soon.

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