Fan makes ChatGPT AI system run a Pokemon Emerald text adventure

GPT-4 rolled out on March 14, 2023, and one fan already has it running Pokemon Emerald via text command (thanks, Polygon). GPT-4 is supposed to be a more advanced version of the technology that runs ChatGPT, with improved problem-solving skills and more interactivity for users willing to pay the $20 subscription. OpenAI says GPT-4 is so capable that it scored in the top 10 percent on the bar exam, but Twitter user Dan Dangond had a different use in mind.

He asked GPT-4 to simulate what some regard as the

best Pokemon game as an experience playable by command-line input. You can do that with ChatGPT and watch the AI play the game for you, picking Torchic, automatically choosing a male protagonist, and sticking with canonical names for your hero and Pokemon. GPT-4 took it a step further, stopped at intervals and asked Dan what he wanted to do and where he wanted to go.

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It propelled him into battle to save Professor Birch, let him choose Mudkip, generated wild Pokemon, and, after a little prompting, even let him nickname the Mudkip and used that name for the rest of the text game.

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