Q: Can I make a fangame legally and distribute it if I don't use the original graphics, sound, or names of characters?
I want to create a fangame based off of the very popular Pokemon franchise from Nintendo, but don't want to be involved in copyright lawsuits. If I create a game with my own monsters which can be caught, battled, level up, and evolve in a world similar to a normal pokemon game, but uses my own graphics and design, could Nintendo still legally sue me? How close could I get with ingame items and still be safe?
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