Mt Chimney. Unique features in Lavaridge town include the Hot Springs and the Pokemon Herb Shop. The local gym leader Flannery specialises in fire-type Pokemon. Lavaridge Town is quite a small town at a higher than usual altitude for a normal city or town.
Lavaridge Town is a small town with a Pokemon Centre, Pokemon Mart and a Gym. The complexity is quite low as Lavaridge Town is a small and simple place.
(Image sourced from Bulbapedia)
Lavaridge Town is surrounded by the red rocks of Mt Chimney. Vein's of lava run underneath the town that provide a natural heat source (not included here).
Rather quickly the Pokemon Centre, Mart and Gym were erected. They are standard buildings so they were just copied from other locales.
Lavaridge Town. Now with hot springs.
This is the Lavaridge Gym. This Gym specialises in Fire type Pokemon. Unlike other gyms there was enough space to upgrade to a 2:1 scale interior. The same scale as outside buildings. Previous gyms have been 1:1 scale. I think I ought to upgrade all gyms to 2:1 scale before release. It feels so much better.
Like all gyms it's been built underground. Just like Fiery path (and all the other gyms) it sticks out from the boundaries set for the town.
This gym is two levels. The top level has trainers hidden in holes in the floor plus some of these holes the player will fall through to the floor underneath. From there they can use launch pads to launch themselves up the the top floor again.
Here is the top floor (below).
And here is the bottom floor (below). In an effort to prevent those horrible bats from spawning I placed what I thought would be a decent amount of torches but it wasn't enough.
And sure enough those pesky bats appeared.
I used MCEdit to insert the netherrack floors in. This also introduced air blocks to substitute the water. This meant that the water blocks didn't update when I reloaded the save game. It was fine until I placed a block right next to the water block. This updated the water block and subsequently, every other water block. The result, the whole lower floor flodded. It was quite spectacular to watch though.
The walls and ledges are starting to form.
I'm not sure how to create teleportation pads so instead I've built ladders in for the player to climb up.
The ladders are completely hidden on the top floor. Not all the holes have ladders that lead back up to the top floor. Some holes are trick's. depositing you in a place that would be of no benefit to your progression through the gym.
Now all that needs to be done is the lighting and the walls.
The walls are 100% real digital clay! The ceiling lights are 100% real glowstone!
And the gym is now 100% complete!
This is the bottom floor. The birch stairs are a stand in for the ledges that are in Lavaridge Gym. The ladder that is facing the back of the gym is the other way around because if it was the correct way round it would be quite easy to circumvent the ledge.
Here is the top floor. This is the first area the player walks into.
And here is where the Gym leader should be. Reaching this room is the main goal of the Gym's maze.
POKEMON HERB SHOP
The Pokemon Herb Shop sells bitter medicines that make your Pokemon less friendly. But their products do seem to be good value. The Pokemon Herb Shop looks just like a normal house but with a Pokemon Mart style interior.
The house on the left is the Pokemon Herb Shop. The house on the right is just a house.
The interior of the house that is just a house.
And the interior of the house that is actually a herb shop. It has a counter and everything.
Lavaridge Town was an easy and simple town to produce. All the buildings are designs that have been built before in previous cities.
The rest of the images are self explanatory. Enjoy!
That's all the progress so far in the Hoenn Region.
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Next: Part 17 features Route 113 and Fallarbor Town.
After That: Part 18 features Mt Chimney and Jagged Pass.