Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: A new beginning, a new place to play the game, level cap at 20 now.

UPDATE 3: Here is a link to download the apk file, don't ask me how to install it I'm not sure my self, apparently your save file will still work. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D9W2HADU 
Enjoy!


UPDATE: If you go to the website on your phone and you full screen the game, it pretty much plays just like the app would, this is the best solution to playing on the phone, you only need to be online to start the game then you can go offline once the game loads. 

UPDATE 2: I will be posting the .apk file for those of you who know how to install those, the only problem right now is that your data will be deleted between updates, I will figure out a way to save your data online, so that you can restore it between updates. No specific date tho on when I can do this.

Well, we got suspended from the android marketplace (Nintendo asked them to remove us), so instead of killing the whole thing. I just found a new home for it. We are now located at Newgrounds!

Here is the link: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566150 
Please register and rate the game :)

This version contains the new level cap (20), as well as new moves and new evolutions for your current pokemon.

A couple of extra notes:
  • You will have to start over, sorry :(
  • You can play on your phone's browser or your computer's browser. (Tried it on my phone's browser, it actually works great there, make sure to full screen the game).
I'm personally pretty bummed out about getting suspended, but it is what it is. Tell me what you think!

107 comments:

  1. Sorry about getting suspended but on the brightside you will probably get more users and exposure for the game by having it online and it should be easier to update since you will not have to convert into android app format

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  2. hey sam i keep playing as long as you keep pumping the updates as you do it. so you going to still go with updating weekly?

    _stephen

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  3. Sooo now I can't save it as an app? :'((

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  4. Nintendo is an idiot! This is a GREAT GAME!!!

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  5. They are, it is such a great game. Think should worked wif him or sumthin not this.

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  6. @Stephen - I still plan to keep updating it, if there is still interest.

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  7. i cant get it to play on the laptop, and sorry about nintendo, its not like ur making money off the game

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  8. @Anonymous - what do you see when you go to the page?

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  9. @sam

    I'm sorry for you. Is it an option to upload the .apk file?

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  10. under review: *click play* and then nothing happens

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  11. @Craig - Playing it from the browser on the phone works just as good as having the app. I won't be providing an apk sorry :(.

    @Anonymous - If you see a white screen after you click on play, that means the game is loading (don't have a preloader yet), give it some time and it will show up (about 2MB)

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    1. it still happens and does not load

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  12. ok its not white but for more than 3 secs and then it turns black and says in the top left corner and says FPP:0

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  13. Tyrone a fan of Pokemon TDMarch 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    @sam, making it also an .apk would be really great!! its not the same as to play in your browser!,

    1. less lagg
    2. when you dont have internet you can play it.
    3. easier to start up

    please when the game is finished make a .apk? so not for every update you make? pleaaaaseee :D

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  14. Still love it but it lags on full screen

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  15. Yes please make an apk! the game is so much better on phones!

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  16. @Sam
    It indeed works fine in the opera browser on my phone ;) Never thought it would. So now you can update the game "over the air"? Save-games won't be affected after updates I assume? Thanks for your reply!

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  17. @Anonymous - Try getting the latest version of flash for your laptop that might be it.

    @Jason & Tyrone - Let me know of a good place that I can upload it, but I must let you know that some phone specific things will be lost (like using the back button, the app properly closing). The will be lost because keeping them there won't let the browser version work correctly.

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  18. Okay first of all, i have to say that this is the first game or even app that kept me checking the market like twice a day. the idea is just brilliant!

    but now that its not available in the market anymore, it kinda sucks playing it in the browser. there are also lags and it's just not the same, since it requires the internet connection turned on all the time.

    tbh i don't think i'll keep on playing the game like that.

    you could upload the apk file and think of a way to import saved data. i guess it would solve many problems.

    oh and f*** the android market for taking down the best apps and leaving stuff like fifty different versions of papijump or ballpop or whatever it's called online.

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  19. @Sam Otero
    An Apk would be awesome!
    Try:
    http://code.google.com/hosting/

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  20. you could upload the game to the market from another account under a different game lol

    just use random vietnamese signs in the title and nobody except the ones that really like the app would download it ;)

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  21. *i meant "name" not "game"

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  22. @Everybody - I will try to post the apk for those who know how to handle that, I will try to keep the save file info saved in the web that way you can just upload it to your save file.

    @Malphite - it cost $25 bucks for a new account. ;)

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  23. Yeah game is awesome. Game needs the internet - that sucks, but i think its only temporary. Naming the game in vietnamise would be great for those who knows about the game - noone new would like to come cuz the wouldnt know thats this "vietnamiese game" is that fucking awesome.
    Market is the only place for updates. Mb some sort of database in internet for save-backups - when u want an upgrade u make just back up, upload it, then upgrade and download urs saves. I think its kinda hard but it will work. If we use backups, the place for .apk file wouldnt matter. Thats my idea.
    And ofc COPYRIGHTS SUCKS (in this situation)

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  24. maybe we could try to contact nintendo and ask for permission? probably won't change the situation, but worth a try?

    i like the vietnamese idea too. seriously nobody would get that that's the pokemon game app. and with all those fans you already have i don't think 25$ would be a problem. i'd transfer one dollar to a paypal acc. need 24 others to do so too haha

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  25. Hey sam, why don't you just email nintendo, tell them about your game and ask them to sponsor it and help out?

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  26. already beat gym on my computer!

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  27. you could display random vietnamese text with a textbox, where you have to enter some kind of password for the actual game to start lol

    ofc the password could only be found here on this site ;)

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  28. Plz get app back on market. It's an Awesome game that should be able to be played....
    Try contacting nintendo, it should be fine since ur not making money off it.

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  29. just wondering if the game being suspended off the market will affect the release time of the levels.

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  30. so youre not going to upload a .apk after all?

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  31. and if it costs $25 for a new account put a donate button on here. i know i would pay for the game.

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  32. Just to say a big THANKS for this app :-D

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  33. Dude, this was an awesome game, I just found it this morning before it got taken down. I'm sorry that happened to you. I would gladly pay $1 with everyone else just to have this back on the market so please put up a donate button.

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  34. Yeah. Its so much better as an app. I told like all my friends about it today and they all downloaded it but now its not an app:( this is the best idea for a tower defense game i've ever seen. There has to be a way to have nintendo help you out or something and allow you to do this.

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  35. i like the idea of contacting nintendo, maybe some sort of agrement would work?

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  36. Lmao the game they give us on the app store are horrible Wtf is a papi jump lol this game is defiantly the best I thank yu

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  37. really.. this game is just to... *DROOL* i'm hooked (already the first 6 pokemon @ lvl 20.... XD)

    But maybe an idea, when you click on a pokemon, you could see how many XP you have, and need for the next level? ... not sure how you can show how many XP you get for each wild/trainer pokèmon.. maybe @ startup?


    skelly

    Just a sugestion :P ... don't want to make it even harder for you xD

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  38. Question. If i play on the computer, then go to play on my phone will i be able to load my saved game? Or do i need to make a newgrounds account for that to work?

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  39. And btw this game is great and its really unfortunate that it got taken off the app store that really sucks. But you obviously have lots of people interested and lots of support to keep this game going, however you plan on doing that.

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  40. Sucks that you got suspended, but I think we all knew that eventually this was gonna happen. I hope that you continue supporting this game, I will definitely keep playing this be it an app or browser based.

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  41. .apk are easy to install! please post one with the update, i dont care if i have to start over every update!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. needs to be an app:( you can do it! best game ever! Best idea ever. Theres got to be a way.

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  43. If you can find a way to get this on the android market and get permission from nintendo, which you hopefully and probably can, and do even a tiny bit of advertising, it will be the most downloaded app on the market. Love this game! needs to be an app!

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  44. Really hope you can get round the removal, brilliant game, would Love to continue playing as app

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  45. Maybe you could speak to Nintendo and they'll let you put it back up, there are plenty of Mario games that never got taken down.

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  46. Nintendo is just mad someone else's pokemon game is getting publicity as well. Posting a download link on this blog would be helpful though. IT will let people who aren't home too much play this game more, or if the place they are in has newgrounds blocked.

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  47. Hey Sam, I'm an Android Dev too.

    Just release the APK you would've uploaded to GMarket anyway, make sure its signed by the same keys you used. Once we download the apk, we click it, and it'll prompt to update, keeping all data.

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  48. I finally found a game i like and nintendo has to screw it up... it is annoying to play in the browser.

    btw you could publish it on applanet instead of the market, nobody would have to worry about installing apks as applanet does this for you... check it out on applanet.net, they dont ban anything...

    Man i sound like one of those spammers like this xD...

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  49. If your wanting to make it to where it still updates and people wont care about restarting each update use 4shared.com.

    Post the download link on your blog. i use 4shared to dl like all the pay apps lmfao :) i love the game and it blows they took it out of the market

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  50. it looks like hes not updating the blog...

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  51. It's really not bad on the internet it works fine I guess its cause i hav the HTC Idk I'm here for yu man I'm supporting dont give up

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  52. yeah 4shareds fine and all but if you download the apk from there and install it on to the phone youll have to keep reinstalling the updated app. And im pretty sure the erases data correct? Like the idea of talking to nintendo. Should be able to get this back on the market

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  53. Have you thought about or looked into Kongregate? They have a mobile app that would stream PTD.

    And great job so far, looking forward to more.

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  54. Again, in case it wasn't clear

    Installing a new APK with the same package name (like com.android.google) and the same key signature will prompt to update the app, it won't delete user data

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  55. he does have other responsibilities that he needs to be taking care of as well...so he may be wound up with other things...dont lose hope he will be back...

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  56. What about amazon app store can you put it there?-cj

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  57. Man that really sucks there isn't a way for you to get it back on the market not even if you changed the names? Well if you get the APK out then it will be okay it doesn't have to be on the market then.

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  58. the game is good but u could just call it ptd to get it back on the marketplace because it sucks not being able to look it up on my phone and c if there is an update

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  59. Try to come to an agreement with nintendo. You were already giving it for free so ask them if you could put a price say 1 dollar on it then nintendo could make money off it. You have thousands of fans me included who would gladly pay for it. Please get it back on the market

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  60. When will the new maps be ready

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  61. If the maps don't come out soon im going to stop playing, my pokemon are getting high and takes forever to rank up.

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  62. Please take into consideration what Nushio stated!

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  63. Do yu ppl hav lives give him time stop bitching nd moaning there's other things to do while yu wait like sex ....neway its a great game nd it takes time

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  64. @Everybody - I was in class... Getting something to eat brb

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  65. dude, easily the best android game i have ever played!!!! i am really pissed that it got suspended!!! i just got it last night for me and my roommate, freaking awesome. i was playing this throughout my entire class!!

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  66. I hate what Nintendo did, but they saw what you can do as a game maker and obviously felt threatened by it. I'd say that's a huge compliment for you, great game!

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  67. ahhhh i just want to keep playing!!

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  68. Haha. He has a lot of comments to read since he's been gone. Perfect idea. Great game. Apk file seems like a good idea but hopefully nintendo will come through

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  69. Sooo is there goin to b more updates or not cuz of the nintendo situation?

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  70. If Android took it off of their marketplace couldn't you still use amazon or appbrain?

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  71. Yea, making it a apk would be great because then we all can just download it, and install it without the market. And i personally would donate for this

    - SS

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  72. FYI, nintendo will not go through, its using their resources. They are just nit picky about people using their things...

    -SS

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  73. @Everybody - I will be posting the .apk shortly, about 20 min.

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  74. 1. Why not try to work with Nintendo and sell It to them or try to persuade them its not an app thats gping to fail?

    2. I like it in app form because then I can go on it easier a w/o having to go on the internet.

    -Itachi

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  75. @Sam, Sounds good =), ill be waiting.

    @Itachi, agreed as for the app form. However, Nintendo doesn't do indi's. They dont care for an idea, unless you work for them...


    -SS

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  76. Nintendo did it for copy right reason. you should make another app but with out the Nintendo pokemon. make up your on sh+t. your on pokemon like pokemon choas game someone made just dont call it pokemon. just a thought. nintendo will prob steal your idea. which its a great one. hope to see some good rpg work./oblivionx1v@yahoo.com

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  77. But the classic pokemon with all the attacks and everything on a tower defense game is what makes this an amazing game and idea. there has to be a way to keep this an app

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  78. Honestly agree'd about the classic pokemon, god third and forth gen are honestly a disgrace to pokemon...

    -SS

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  79. Sad to see that it got pulled, tried the game on the web from my phone and it works great! Just got my charmeleon to level 20, really want level 6!

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  80. Wheres the apk at

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  81. All done on phone, or you can just transfer the apk to a folder on your phone, and then go from their.

    In order to install the APK, You need to download the apk and have it in a folder (please know where you place it) so lets say Download. Go to the market place and get a App Installer, i use AppInstaller, it does the job, wait for it to install, (Fyi its free), and find the apk and click it, and boom it shall install.


    -SS

    oh btw Sam i would watch out for having the apk out their, i love your game, and this is a great idea. However by legal matters, nintendo can sue you. Im not trying to scare you or anything, but your just basically telling them to screw off. Them suspending the game off the market was a warning, not a direct warning but still. Unless you were emailed by them. Just watch out, i dont want you having problems with them.

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  82. maybe once your finished developing the game completely you can sell it to nintendo. Then it could be on the app store:) aand the nintendo ds and stuff:)

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  83. Just click on the link he gave us to megaupload. wait the thirty seconds and click regular download. Downloaded it and opened it with package installer and downloaded it. Updated my current app. can now get my pokemon to level 20. So are you just going to keep updating that link and lead us to the updated apk file? that would be good. Updated perfectly didnt lose my data.
    And i did it all from my Droid X just as if i was getting a paid app on the market free from file sharing:) lol

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  84. BTW Sam, I was also Ceased and Desisted by Nintendo (I made a Pokemon MMO, go figure).

    The only suggestion I can make is to re-make the game without Nintendo's trademarks. There's no point discussing with Nintendo. they're stubborn as hell.

    The reason they don't want any Nintendo games on Android (or iPhone) is because they want players to get their 'fix' on their consoles. Not consoles they can't control.

    Now that you're hosting the APK yourself, Nintendo might send a direct Cease and Desist. I hope they don't though, I had fun with your game :)

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  85. you got to make it a computer game because the bigger the app it is it will start to destroy the batteries of the smart phones..unless thats a risk your willing to take i dont think its worth it.
    1. download it through an emulator and make it a ROM
    2. Nintendo WII
    3.Nintendo 3D

    ps. you might as well put your idea on nintendo's doorstep with a note that says "Here is a present I wrapped it myself."

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  86. Hey guy.
    I really like your game even thoug it was a bit short.
    it got a lot of potencial and culd be ours of fun.

    my advice for you is to make i possible to buy items for your pokemons or to unlock extra levels.
    like a fishing rod and then there are 2-3 water levels besides the story levels where you can get water pokemons. or a poke flute to wake op snorlax so you can get to a secret part of the forrest and get rare grass pokemons.

    I'm a not shure it's a good idea but you culd allso make buy pokeballs so that you can cet ultra ball and so on.
    Health idea is:
    Green: cannot be cougth
    yellow: ultra ball can catch it
    Red: the free normal pokeball can catch it.

    I hope you can use my ideas and i look forword to your updates no mather what.

    CarCiller

    Ps. I am sorry for my spelling.

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  87. Will we have to start over at nothing for every update or is there going to be a way for us to save our stuff as we go?

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  88. To be honest it havent deleted my savegame. I really enjoy your game but at the moment its pretty short. Dont worry about the market problem, I suppose that the former players will continue playing and downloading the game from this site.
    I will be pleased when an update will be released asap

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  89. i really hope you make more places to fight, it may take alot of work but i hope you can make enough to even make it to the pokemon legue(i suck at spelling)

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  90. THE NEW GROUNDS PORTAL ISN'T WORKING FOR ME :'(
    when i click on the link the page comes up and then the box is just white it doesn't even give me a play option. HELP PLEASE!!!

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  91. Find a way to talk to netindo, get their permission, make a pay version, give them a cut and you may even get a job out of it. This game is the tits and I demand it back on the market.

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  92. what are the mystery gift codes and what do they do

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  93. i just check my android market and i checked PTDlock and it is still there...... why?

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  94. For the .apk file only story mode is available. I cannot access the pokemart challenge mode or mystery gift

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  95. Love my shiny geodude, I shall call it...nugget XD

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  96. Any insight into when the .apk be updated to a more recent version?

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  97. Caught these for my friend...he didnt need them in the end...
    FEEL FREE TO TAKE THEM!


    Poliwag
    Preview - 14dd145012a3fb
    Security – 4674
    Vulpix
    Preview - 14dd1454d6ba5b
    Security – 63b9
    Sandshrew
    Preview - 14dd1457833043
    Security – 21e3
    Bellsprout
    Preview - 14dd145a586b4b
    Security - 463c

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  98. Hey...I REALLY don't want to be THAT guy, but I worked my butt off for hours catching those 10 Pikachu in Viridian Forest 2 and I finally have a pikachu level 42 and Electrode level 42. I've had them in my pack when talking to the man...why does it still say I don't have what he needs?

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  99. No matter what site I go to, PTD1 never loads, it stays on a white screen

    I left my computer for about a hour and it's still white.

    Help?103 comments

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  100. How do I register???

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  101. I Cant Play PTD 1 in any website???!?!?!?!?!

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  102. Sam Fix The Game Pls.. I Love It I Literally Sat There For 2 Hours And It Still A White Screen!

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