Hello, friends, and welcome to an unknown, unauthorized, attempted walkthrough of Pokémon Snakewood. This awesome hack was created by a dude called Cutlerine at Pokécommunity, and here, on this Tumblr, I will attempt to unravel the mysteries that this game holds.
So fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gents, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
To start, you’re obviously not new to Pokémon, so you know how to select a character (male or female?) and name yourself. So let’s get started.
First up: Littleroot, to Oldale, to… Oh God what kind of messed up world have I walked into?
You wake up in the destroyed town of Littleroot, wondering who the hell you are and what the hell is going on. You wander around, read a few signs, then you find three Pokéballs. One is rotating slowly, one is spewing noxious gas, and the third has an air of ill health about it. For the sake of the walkthrough, I will tell you- the first one holds a Baltoy, the second a Koffing, the third a Paras. Supposedly Baltoy is the best choice, as it makes the game the easiest, but I chose Koffing.
After you choose your starter, start heading north. You’ll hear a commotion, and run to find out what’s happening. Someone you don’t know is being attacked by… a ZOMBIE? You don’t know what’s going on, but you can’t let some innocent man get eaten. Call out your Pokémon, because it’s about to get ugly.
TRAINER: Zombie Kid Liam
POKéMON: Boilbasaur (lv.3)
Cue battle music! Your opponent, Zombie Kid Liam, sends out his Boilbasaur, a zombified version of Bulbasaur. (Note: neither the Kanto starters nor their zombified versions are catchable in this game.) Again- you’re obviously not new to Pokémon, you know how to battle. Beat this kid and get to talking with the stranger.
Turns out you do know him- He’s Professor Birch, you’ve known him for years! You talk a bit longer, then he takes you to the fortified version of Oldale. The PokéCenter is guarded, the town is blocked off to the south, and there’s a guard at the west entrance. If you want, you can explore, but there’s not much to do besides heal your Pokémon, trade gossip, and get a few supplies. Talk to the PokéMart employee beside the house to the right, get a free Light Potion, and then head North.
Birch is waiting for you by a tree, and here you’ll get a Pokémon Egg! Now you get to the juicy stuff- your mission, should you choose to accept it (and you will, you don’t have a choice), is to head off into the zombie infested world and find your brother Landon and his girlfriend May. You’ll now recieve the PokéPhone, which will allow Birch to contact you whenever he desires (but you can’t call him) while he tries to fix the old PC network. Stay north and train a bit- your second trainer battle is coming up.
Once you’ve trained, head back into Oldale and go left. You’ll notice that the guard that was blocking the way is done with his shift, and there’s a stranger in town! Head toward the exit, and the new girl will stop you. It’s time to battle!
TRAINER: Deathcaller Alicia
POKéMON: Sneasel (lv.5)
All she has is a level 5 Sneasel, so you can easily stomp her and be on your merry way. Once you win, she’ll tell you her name is Alicia, and that you can now tremble in fear when you hear her name. Yawn… She’ll leave, and you can continue your journey to Petalburg.
Along the way, you’ll meet a few zombies. one is attacking a youngster, who is stuck between a rock and a tree, with no escape in sight. Help him out, he’ll reward you for it!
TRAINER: Ghost Girl Lizzie
POKéMON: Polihag (lv.4), Rotmander (lv.4)
Once you defeat this abomination, the kid will talk to you and give you the Running Shoes! At which point you’ll have a flashback and your brother will tell you to hold down B to run. Keep heading west, there’s more battles to be had.
TRAINER: Ghost Girl Rica
POKéMON: Graveill (lv.4) x2
Stomp her flat and keep going. You can try to talk to the zombie you see in the corner, but he’s eating something and you don’t want to know what it is. Jump the ledge to the right of the two trainers in your way to Petalburg and find a Broken Heart! Whatever you do, do NOT get rid of it, you’ll need it later on in the game. For what, I’m not sure, because Cutlerine isn’t at that point yet with the game. So, keep going, and here’s your next two battles.
TRAINER: Ghost Girl Janice
POKéMON: Rotmander (lv.9)
TRAINER: Zombie Kid Allen
POKéMON: Boilbasaur x2 (lv.5 & 6)
Beat them up and head into Petalburg.
Thank you for joining me thus far on my journey to document the happenings of Pokémon Snakewood. Be ready for the next installment: Petalburg City, Lootin’ Corpses, and the Petalburg Woods.