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The Options screen.

This page describes the Options screen, which is accessible from the pause menu.

Options

The Options screen is used to change and manipulate certain aspects of the game. Most of these settings are aesthetic. Here's a list of what can be changed:

Option Description
Music Volume Changes the volume of the background music (BGM) and music effects (ME). A slider that goes between 0 and 100 in increments of 5.
SE Volume Changes the volume of the sound effects (SE) and background sound effects (BGS). A slider that goes between 0 and 100 in increments of 5.
Text Speed Changes how quickly text appears in various message boxes. Options are "Slow", "Medium" and "Fast".
Battle Effects Toggles whether various animations are shown in battle.
Battle Style Toggles whether the player is allowed to switch their Pokémon in battle if an opposing Pokémon faints and is replaced. "Shift" allows this and "Set" prevents it.
Default Movement Sets whether the player's default movement speed is walking or running. Holding the run key while moving will make the player move at the other speed instead. If the player does not have the running shoes, they will walk regardless of this option.

This option is only shown when the player has the running shoes.

Send to Boxes Determines what happens when a wild Pokémon is caught when the player's party is full. "Manual" means the player is asked whether the Pokémon should be added to the party or sent to Pokémon storage, and "Automatic" means the Pokémon is sent to Pokémon storage.

This option is only shown if the setting NEW_CAPTURE_CAN_REPLACE_PARTY_MEMBER</code is true.

Give Nicknames Determines whether the player is asked to nickname a Pokémon upon obtaining it (unless it is a foreign Pokémon that cannot be nicknamed).
Speech Frame Chooses the graphic used for message boxes. The available ones are listed in the SPEECH_WINDOWSKINS setting.
Menu Frame Chooses the graphic used for menu boxes. The available ones are listed in the MENU_WINDOWSKINS setting.
Text Entry Lets the player choose how they want to enter text (e.g. to nickname a Pokémon).
Screen Size Controls the size of the game screen. Sizes are "S" (50%), "M" (100%), "L" (150%), "XL" (200%) and "Full" (as big as it can be, with blackness filling the rest of the monitor).

Tips

  • You could add more options to allow the player to further customise their experience, such as:
    • Language options
    • Visual themes (e.g. different appearances of the pause menu)
    • Controls
  • You could remove certain options if you don't want the player to be able to change them.
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