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'''Kemono Friends Pavilion''' (Japanese: けものフレンズぱびりおん Hepburn: Kemono Furenzu Pabirion) is an upcoming mobile game created by Bushiroad, with a confirmed release date of 26th January 2018. It is an "observation game" where players are primarily tasked with leaving out [[Japari Buns]] and playthings for the [[Friends]] of [[Japari Park]] to enjoy.
'''Kemono Friends Pavilion''' (Japanese: けものフレンズぱびりおん Hepburn: Kemono Furenzu Pabirion) is an upcoming mobile game created by Bushiroad, with a confirmed release date of 26th January 2018. It is an "observation game" where players are primarily tasked with leaving out [[Japari Buns]] and playthings for the [[Friends]] of [[Japari Park]] to enjoy. the game , but some .
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Revision as of 16:34, 24 January 2018
Kemono Friends Pavilion (Japanese: けものフレンズぱびりおん Hepburn: Kemono Furenzu Pabirion) is an upcoming mobile game created by Bushiroad, with a confirmed release date of 26th January 2018. It is an "observation game" where players are primarily tasked with leaving out Japari Buns and playthings for the Friends of Japari Park to enjoy. Most of the base elements on how the game is played has been revealed, but there are some still things yet undiscovered.
- 1 Story
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Confirmed Friends
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions
Much of the lore details of Pavilion are still under lock and key, but we know that the game takes place in "a time when Japari Park was still operational", heavily implying that it takes place before the anime, which features an abandoned park. The Japari Park Pavilion itself is an advanced work of technology that somehow allows visitors to observe regular animals and Friends alike. Japari Park Pavilion is managed by Type 3 Lucky Beasts, a never-before-seen model of Lucky Beast unique to this game, although details of their capabilities and nature have not been disclosed to the public. The regular blue Lucky Beasts featured in the anime are named "Type I Lucky Beasts" and distribute Japari Buns.
The game's official website takes care to inform readers that, despite the game's simplistic nature, it is nevertheless entrenched in the world of Kemono Friends, posing the following three open-ended questions with the implication that their answers will be revealed within Pavilion:
- What is the purpose of the Japari Park Pavilion?
- What role do Type 3 Lucky Beasts play?
- Just how many Friends will appear?
Pavilion is a largely passive game where players mainly observe Friends in their natural habitat. They are able to leave out Japari Buns and playthings for Friends, who are lured by them and will come to play in the designated "guest area". Alternate areas have been shown in official promotional material, screenshots of the game, and live footage of the game, which the player can unlock by using coins. Some friends only appear in certain areas, which makes unlocking new areas an essential part of filling the archive. So far, the only areas that have been confirmed are Waterfront and Savanna.
The Early Game
At time of writing, it's possible to obtain 10 Pikapika crystals and a Golden Mouse Toy by pre-registering for Pavilion. This is done by either following the official Twitter or inputting an email address into the main site.
The player's first source of Pikapika crystals will be from unlocking new Friends as they arrive within the Pavilion, which gains ome crystals as a reward. From then on, crystals can be obtained when the Friend levels up in the archive.
Encountering a Friend
In order to meet Friends, they require Japari Buns to encourage them to visit the Pavilion. These are given out by a Lucky Beast Type I. If the player does not use a Japari Bun, they won't attract any Friends. Japari Buns come in two different styles; regular, and special. Special Japari Buns attract more Friends than Regular ones.
When a Friend decides to visit the Pavilion, the player is rewarded with materials and coins. Materials are needed in order to construct more playthings, while coins are needed to unlock new areas. Specific Friends only appear in certain areas, so attracting and encountering Friends is the best way to expand the archive. Some nocturnal Friends, such as Serval, are easier to spot when it's night-time.
Playthings and Materials
Friends need more than just Japari Buns, however; they need something to play with, too! The player can make toys for their Friends by using the materials that they obtain through playing the game. If the player is low on supplies, the SS (Sandstar) Printer will accept Pikapika crystals in exchange for a plaything, selected via a gacha-based lottery.
Each area the player visits has designated spots within which playthings can be placed. There's a limited amount of spots per area, so players needs to be selective in what toys they use for which area. Some playthings can only be used in water, and requires the player to find a water-based plaything spot to place it. As the player progress through the game, they can unlock more plaything spots within the current areas.
Once the toys are placed and the Japari Buns are set out, Friends will begin arriving. As they arrive, their details are logged within the Friends Archive. This is the player's reference on certain statistics for each Friend. From the archive, the player can find out:
- A Friend's level and experience
- The number of times the Friend has been encountered
- Unique behaviours related to the friend (for example, Margay's unique animation of climbing the swingset)
- Number of playthings the Friend has played with
- The scientific name and species information of the Friend
- Yoshizaki Mine's official artwork for the Friend
- The Friend's self-introduction, which is based off of the guidebook/mobile game introduction.
If several Friends arrive in the same area at the same time, they may talk to one another. This is called 'Kemotalk', and can feature up to five different Friends in the same conversation. So far, it appears these talks are based on the personalities the Friends have in the anime. Once the player has watched a group of Friends talking, they'll be able to replay their conversation at any time.
Once the stream of new Friends begins to die down, the player's next source of Pikapika crystals are the challenges. There are four kinds of challenges: Discovery, Daily, Area, and Friend. At time of writing, only the Discovery-based challenges have been revealed. These are obtained by observing specific Kemotalks, with hints guiding the player as to which one is required to unlock it.
List of Items
As the player progresses through their Pavilion adventure, they'll unlock and discover special items to use. Here's a list of all the items confirmed in Pavilion so far, and their uses:
- Use: Unlocking new Areas
- Acquired by: Encountering Friends
- Use: Constructing Playthings via SS Printer
- Acquired By: Completing Challenges, levelling up Friends' Archive Level, encountering Friends for the first time
Japari Bun (Regular)
- Use: Attracting Friends
- Acquired By: Unknown
Japari Bun (Special)
- Use: Attracting Friends (better than regular Japari Bun)
- Acquired By: Unknown
- Use: Constructing specific Playthings by completing its recipe
- Acquired By: Encountering Friends (sometimes)
- Notes: There are 5 types (Sturdy Wood, Soft Cloth, Cold Stone, Stretchy Rubber, Rough Steel)
- Use: For Friends to interact with
- Acquired By: SS Printer (gacha, using Pikapika Crystals) or constructed via Raw Materials
- Notes: There are many types, including the Golden Mouse Toy that all preregistered players receive
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there gacha?
A: Yes, there is. The preregistration bonus tiers specifically use the word ガチャ, so we can safely assume the game will have gacha elements.
Q: Will there be an English release?
A: We don't have official word on that yet, but you shouldn't count on it.
Q: Where does this fit in the series' timeline? Is this game canon?
A: We're not sure about the timeline, but as of now there is no reason to doubt Pavilion's canonicity.
Q: How do I preregister?
A: Simply follow the Twitter or, to preregister by email, follow the instructions imbedded on this page (to the right).