I might be sort of biased, but while the backbone of the original pokemon games was kept intact, this submission lacks all the other necessary features to make it any fun at all.
Fortunately for the creator, as this was submitted years ago, one can believe this was the epitome of basic games at the time. This redeems the author for the fact that this game is second class.
However, if the author were to pursue this program, it can possibly be made to become much better. New libraries and memory conservation techniques can be applied to enable more art, animations, and ATTACKS, resulting in an RPG element game.
Not a thorough review, perhaps, but a relevant one. I think thos program can be hugely improved on now.