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P.I.W.I. - Evolution Guide & Index

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Inspired by the hit Pokémon video game.

This guide is an accompaniment to the Pokémon Inspired Weapons and Items Collection, expanding on the items' evolution mechanics, including how to incorporate it into adventures and your own items, special items that can be used for special evolutions, the new weapon types that are used in the collection, and an index of all the items in the collection.

Evolution is a process in which some magic items change into different, more powerful magic items, based on the same process from the Pokémon series. There are several reasons to include evolving items in your adventures, such as allowing more personal connections to magic items, magic items getting stronger as the player character does, or just being cool and interesting. Evolving an item is a permanent transformation, and items retain any attunement they have.

Several items in the Pokémon Inspired Weapons & Item collection can evolve into stronger items through unique means. Items that are listed as evolving will have at least one method to evolve the item, but that is by no means the only way to evolve an item, just a recommendation meant to demonstrate the power, materials or effort needed to evolve the item.

Most items' evolution listings are noted by spending continuous time on or being exposed to the energies of other planes, but this can easily be substituted by things like exposure to regular and/or intense magical energies, interactions with appropriate magic items, or even blessings from gods. We encourage DMs to use major events in campaigns to make items evolve, similar to how evolution often happens in the anime. The options presented
in this collection are merely meant to provide an example of suitable ways to cause evolution.

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September 27th, 2020
A great guide for makingmagic items grow in power, plus the elemental plane stones are nice by themselves, give a few of those to players or enemies and I think it'll be pretty entertaining! [...]
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