Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: So what happens now? Donate button? Next Game? More pokemon defense?

It's been a really crazy day. Was just about to get the level cap update out, and bam I get an email from google that the app has been suspended and removed. I saw it coming but not this fast, it all has to do with the growth that we experienced. We ended up getting over 120,000 downloads, and I'm sure giving enough time we would have reached millions.

So what happens now?

I know a lot of you came for the pokemon tower defense, and if it wasn't here anymore you might leave. I don't blame you, but me and dan want to make games for a living. We want to make games for you guys. We have a game coming down hopefully in April, and I hope you guys can give it a look, when I post it here. It has ninjas.

So am I quitting pokemon tower defense? The answer is no. If they don't want it on the market place then it's not going to be there and it won't ever be there again. Nintendo spent a lot of money and work building up pokemon and I respect them for that. They need to protect their property, if they don't then everybody starts making games based on their characters. Talking to them is honestly something that I believe has a 0% chance of success. Why? Mainly because I'm a nobody right now. I'm trying to grow into somebody that they will listen to. My dream and the reason I started programming/making games was/is to make a pokemon mmo. I doubt that I will ever get the chance to do it, or that maybe once I'm popular/successful enough I might not want to do it anymore. But for now I will make smaller games that hopefully you will find worth your time.

If you think that I might be somebody worth investing your hard earned money into, I would be honored to accept it, I provided a donate button on the top right hand side of the page. Donate whatever you feel like donating. I don't want to take your money without giving something back, so if you donate send me a message with your email while doing the donation or just email some sort of proof that I can make sure you actually donated and I will give you a shiny starter pokemon (bulbasaur, squirtle, or charmander) in the tower defense game. If you are disgusted by the idea of donating, please let me know also. 

So at this point some of you might be like okay where my pokemans. I'm a little off balanced at the moment but level 6 will come this weekend.

Right now there are a couple of ways to play the game:

On your computer, go to http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566150
On your phone, go to http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566150 or download and install the apk file at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2SU40OT5

Again please let me know what you think I'm looking forward to answering your comments/questions/suggestion/ideas. Have a nice day :)

181 comments:

  1. Loving the Pokemon Tower Defense, and I'm glad to hear you won't be giving up! Installing the apk file on your phone is really easy, for anyone who doesn't know how, I just sent it to myself as an attachment in an e-mail, opened gmail on my phone, and right next to the attachment was an "install" button and it worked flawlessly.

    Also a suggestion for the browser version on your phone. Newgrounds has a "pop-out" button making a new window with just the game. I couldn't get the button to work on my phone's browser, but the window with the just game loads faster and works smoother when playing on a phone, so I recommend bookmarking that on your phone. You can find the URL by opening said pop-up version on your computer and copy and pasting the URL. It's a really long URL, but once you get it bookmarked, it works better.

    I look forward to the next level when it comes out! I'll likely be taking it on with a full team of level 20's, because I can't stop playing this game.

    This is the URL for the newgrounds pop-up version: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/viewer.php?id=566150&key=XmThAsXzNtOzVxbStiMmY2NTYxMGYxQjAyMDIrN19xNWIwMTE7QjY0QlYxOzJWNDNiMTIxZjArVnFfOTgxbTk5NTIxMzkxOQ%3D%3D&sandboxid=4d94075a3bf02

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  2. harsh to hear what happened :c but i know i'll try to follow still :P and i cant wait for your next games :)
    those will be on the market right?? :D
    as for donating? <3 i'll be happy to once
    i get payed~

    -talash

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  3. Damn I just typed this long thing and then it got erased:( well... basically I understand everything that's happened and im glad you're not giving up. This idea is amazing and has so much potential to be even better. Id be happy to donate but once I know for sure that it'll keep updating. Thanks for this awsome game. Please don't give up on it and you should definitely spend most of you're game developing time on this app. Please:)

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  4. @Talash - <3 right back at you, and yes all my next games will be completely original so they will all show up on the market.

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  5. @Anonymous - Guess you will find out this weekend if it will keep updating :)

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  6. I will be donating <3
    I love the game and I appreciate your work. (:

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  7. Please don't listen to the guys telling you to try to sell this to Nintendo or something. They will never go for it. Just keep making updates until you receive a cease and desist.

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  8. @Mikey - Thanks, once I get it I will get you your shiny pokemon :D The way it's going to work is that I'm going to implement the mystery gift function and I will send you a special code, you put that code in a choose what pokemon you want to be shiny.

    @Dan - why are you sad?

    @Anonymous - That's pretty much how its going to go.

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  9. First off, I will always be looking for games by you two (Sam and Dan) your drive for the consumer and your dedication to us as gamers is outstanding. You update quickly based on what we are looking for and that is amazing to find.

    Right now, I'd really like to see a way to save files from the apk to an online account. This way when a new update comes out, we can load our old saves. I know you said you are working on this and it sounds like it won't be easy. But I personally would like to see this update before any of the new levels/pokemon/evolutions/anything. I'd rather wait awhile for the full game but be able to actually save, than keep getting updates and starting over. But that may just be me.

    Keep up the great work!

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  10. idk why gamefreak wouldn't hire you...this is seriously the best, most original pokemon spin off ever made!

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  11. @Anonymous - I haven't tried it myself but it seems, according to others, that installing the file I sent won't delete your save file. Try it out for yourself.

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  12. Donated. I know it's not much, but I'm a broke highschool kid. n.n
    If it's not enough for a shiny Pokemon, that's fine. I just wanted to help in any way I could.

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  13. @Mikey - That is more than enough for a shiny! I will get right to work on that! Also how are you playing the game? apk or newgrounds?

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  14. At the moment newgrounds, because I have very limited data on my Android, so I didn't want to risk going over.
    I'm approaching level 20 on all 6 Pokemon now, though!!! ^^

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  15. Very very nice game. The difficulty is nice but the leveling system is a little confusing.hope there will be lots of levels and lots of pokemon to catch. You should try and get this into the android market place it will be a big hit, but since its not how would you update on phone?

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  16. @ Sam Otero

    Right you are! I got the update and I kept all of my saves. I just had to get the appinstaller from the market place. Astro File Manager wouldn't work for me. well now I feel much better!

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  17. Is there anyway that you could update it so you could delete old profiles. I accidentally started one with the default name, which I did not want, but I already have two other files and it seems like the only option is to delete all three of them. Can you update it with a way to delete just one save file at a time, if wanted.

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  18. @Sam & Dan, If you guys are going to work on this game, since i see you want to make updates and a bunch, i would suggest, banging out a bunch of levels first. then worrying about the pokemon, because you can push the levels where they are hard for players with w.e. pokemon they have, but itll be gameplay, its what matters in a game, then you can add more pokemon and ect. As a freshman in game design, this is what i can tell you as for saving time, and to have something for the consumers to actually not get bored and always have a challenge =).

    -SS

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  19. Sam you have two really great options. Keep realeasing apk files andwe update that way or create a site we log into and then game shows. Yoy could even have it so no matter where we play from its our account. This woukd be very simple programming. Your choice.

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  20. Ohhh i was soooo looking forward to more updates :(
    Too bad for whats happened but i wont uninstall ur game from my phone cuz its just really well put together and i enjoy playing a tower defense game with pokemon in it.
    I thought it was a great idea to develop that game.
    as Joshy said it'd be so wonderful&grateful if u could keep updating the game and upload the apk file or whatever(idk how to install that on my phone yet tho..) on ur site!
    If u cant, i'll just be waiting for ur new upcoming games(on the market?)!

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  21. Hey sam I just downloaded the apk file you gave us and it worked great I still have my saved files and everything. I will donate as soon as I can. I hope you keep updating like normal. Because now you have a way around the market place so its going to be good from now I hope. Ill keep following your blog for as long as this games stays around

    -stephen

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  22. So you haven't released lvl 6 yet??

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  23. Glad you're carrying on Sam. It's one of the first games on android I haven't been able to put down.

    It's a shame they removed it, but it was coming. I have however DL'd the apk (usb'd to phone and installed using easy installer). It did keep all my saved data. I was not looking forward to starting again.

    Keep up the good work, loving the update. Can't wait for the next levels!

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  24. Oh and if you were thinking about getting another android market account, you could use mine :-p

    However I don't think it will last long either, as you will have to upload it with the same package name and they're probably have something to check for that!

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  25. would it be ok to keep updating new versions here though?
    the reason why android market deleted this game is because it is using pokemon which is Nintendo's(or Game Freak's) property.

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  26. What a shame that Google shut you out of the market. I really loved PTD. Instead of manually pushing the APK out every time you update the app, why not refine the game for mobile flash and release it for Kongregate's mobile arcade?

    That way people can play it on their phones either by visiting Kongregate's mobile website or by downloading Kongregate's dedicated app.

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  27. Dude, Nintendo would be lucky to have you as part of their team if this is the kind of game you put out. Especially if you're a full time student on top of this. But I love the game and can't wait for the new updates. I belive I am I Pokemon-tower-defense-aholic. I can't get enough. Thank you for not giving up.

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  28. I'm still here for yu the game is great.on newgrounds waitin for level 6 7 8 9 and 10 lol oh nd a suggestion is like attacking multiple pokemon at one kinda like Wat Gary.did in level 1

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  29. the level cap has increased but will the pokemon evolve??

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  30. Yeah @Anonymous I already hav already hav charmeleon nd the others

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  31. Hey is it possible to make another td game?

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  32. I'd just like to say ,ive been following this app since it appeared on the marketplace and have regularly been checking for updates (more so than most would like to admit!). I have to say, I have gameboy emulators and pokemon games on there, which I do like to play, but i well and truly am hooked on this game of yours. I downloaded the apk off of Megaupload and installed on my desire z (using the default installer) and it has worked perfectly, the reason why it still keeps the save data (which I am relieved about) is because despite it being from an outside source, it still has the same digital signature (so is still classed as an 'update'. As long as this is still updated from time to time i am more than happy to donate on a regular basis to fund not only this game, but your work to come also. All the best in developing your new projects. Steve.

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  33. its okay if you cant release it on the market!just release it though your web page then!cant wait for the next update :)

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  34. hey sam,

    sad to hear about this, .apk worked for me too (kept my save file) htc desire, just keep pushing your update via here (.apk files) and it should work...

    its still a fantastic game :)

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  35. Maybe Ive found a bug!? When Kakuna is envolving @lvl10 and you stop it, @lvl11 they dont learn Fury Attack. Its years ago, since Ive played Pokemon, so Im not sure.

    Sry for “bad“ english but my last lesson is 7years ago ;)

    kloete

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  36. @Steve.W - Great to hear that you didn't lose your save file, thanks for the support.

    @agraceful23 - what do you mean?

    @Max - That would be cool, some attacks have an area of effect, but more different ones would be cool also.

    @Joshy - I will probably keep releasing the apk for a while, and updating newgrounds.

    @Azka - Level 6 this weekend.
    @Cameron, Keyser Soze - Thanks :)

    @Anonymous - Kongragate doesn't like games that have other people's characters in them.

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  37. @ sam

    will you keep releasing apks on this site ?

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  38. @Sam Otero - just out of curiousity, will you be updating the Megaupload apk as well as the web based version after each new build?

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  39. @Kloete - Pretty good english, in my opinion. To answer your question, since you didn't evolve kakuna he won't learn any moves, only beedrill will learn fury attack at 11.

    @Richard - yes

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  40. So is the new update comin out tomorro

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  41. @ Sam

    Thanks for quick response, I will be keeping an eye out :)

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  42. I've downloaded the newest version of flash player, but I still won't seem to work on my cpu. Any ideas anyone?

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  43. Is there going to be like an endless mode where after you beat the level in story mode you can play it in like some type of endless mode at dfferent difficulties? Just a suggestion for the future:) best idea ever:) definitely will be donating if this keeps prgressing.

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  44. @Lenny - you just see the fps:0?

    @Cody - I'm planning something like that, I call it more like a free roam level.

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  45. yeah, that's all I see. Should have mentioned that.

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  46. R u going to put all the updates on the mega upload thing or what............and how much would be a good donation..... I would like to donate but I dont think u would be allowed .......

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  47. Alright awsome. Cant wait for the updates. @matt.. I believe that's what he plans to do. Just updating the link that leads to megaupload and redownloading the apk file and it will automatically update:)

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  48. @ Sam Is there a chance we could be seeing legendary pokemon battles in this game?

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  49. So is it like reloading it or can I just go to the app icon and it will be updated

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  50. I'm a player from Hong Kong and sorry for my poor English, I keep paying attention on your fantastic work, can't wait anymore for new updates! Highly appreciate!

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  51. Another thing sam r u going to make ptd as much as u used to

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  52. @Matt reed- Yes I'm going to keep working at it, the same as before, as far as donating that is something that you are doing to show your support and because you want to, so it's not really a problem I'm not selling the game in any way or form.

    @Charbel - Yes def :)

    @Arkieson - Thank you, pretty good english :)

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  53. Also, if we donated, where do we message you? By email?

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  54. @Charbel - I got your email, I will send you a message the latest tomorrow for your shiny.

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  55. @Sam That sounds good. Do I chose the mobile or the newgrounds version?

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  56. @sam when will level 6 and more level caps be out if you can tell I would like to know because having all lvl 20s gets kinda boring I play it on my wifes phone on the blue version and on my phone on the red versionwith all three pokemon and I have all lvl20s. thanks derek

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  57. If this game gets permanent banned deleted etc. Will you be making a new tower defense game?

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  58. I tried downloading the apk. File but it says there was a parsing error.... Anyone know why?

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  59. Hi chaps, wicked game! Would you be able to implement some form of check for update button in the main screen. I dont mind checking the site, but others may not. Also my rattatas just sitting there doing focus energy and nothing else, I understand youd have it queueing the status moves but now it just doesnt do anything other than flash occassionally :(

    Also still havent managed to catch pikachu :(
    All the best
    Neil

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  60. @Charbel- that will be up to you, depends which one you use the most.

    @Anonymous - I want to make it good so level 6 will be this weekend. Takes a couple of days.

    @Agraceful23 - If people are okay with it not having pokemon I would love to make another tower defense, I would have to come up with a new hook.

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  61. @neil - Good idea on the updates check, I wanted to put almost like a mini blog on the game itself, that could be a good way of doing it. Also for focus energy what you want to do is do focus energy once then swap to a different attack.

    Pikachu is tricky :)

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  62. Hey this game is really good. I have been playing it since the beginning. It was pretty obvious that Nintendo would ask to remove the game from the market. But i think that you have enough talent to create a new story with new characters, with the same game-play and leveling system. It will probably take more time but i think it worth the shot. We need a good TD game on android. Keep up the good work

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  63. Hey, the game is great, and you have invested quite sometime i guess. I would suggest, to continue the game with a few changes

    -drop the story

    -more levels

    -ways are too big, you can make them smaller
    the are too easy, make some them more tricky

    -change the skills, a lot are overpowered(fury)

    -some skills maybe should be passive

    -harden useless or maybe i am stupid

    -include ingame shop, google just included the option in the android. you have 1200000 customers, to drop the game would be really stupid(you can make a lot of money)

    -the licencing problem

    ->you should slightly change everything not "Pokemon"-->"Bagmon" something like this, since you have this extremly stupid story going one with candy, and joe, no one cares if its not Pikatischu, but Pikajew ;)

    -this donate button is nice, but ingame payment, where one can buy pokemons, or levels

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  64. Alright thanks sam. Cant wait for the next level :)

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  65. and send one apk to nintendo, maybe the will like it
    or at least the flash link,....but they also could sue you ;)

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  66. Hi Sam;

    I've been following your game since the first couple of levels and commenting as an unregistered, but because of an internship needed to make a blogger account. This is all to say that I used the opportunity to write an analysis tangential to the development of your game.
    http://thompsonpeters.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-game-would-roselia-by-any.html

    I mention it here only because above you mentioned, if you had to start over, you might just use a different hook. I think you've got a really solid hook here that might work well, even if transcribed to different art.

    I also mention it because I know as a hobbyist developer myself, I enjoy seeing writeups of my work. Maybe you do too, but even if not - best of luck in your future dev endeavors.

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  67. Can someone tell me why there is a parsing error when i try to dowload the apk. File

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  68. I am so sorry that your game was suspended.Your app was my favorite app. But I am still playing it with my computer. The pokemon tower is great but you are using a Nintendo idea, what they cannot allow. Continue building games. This is your talent. Don't ever give up. Let us know when your new app will be ready. Ninjas is a great idea.

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  69. Hey Sam can u catch a pikachu in viridian forest?

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  70. @Rick - I'm in the talks with Dan to see if he wants to make an original TD, hes the graphics guy. Will put it up to vote also.

    @Anonymous - A lot of people are enjoying the story so I can't drop it.

    More levels are coming.

    Smaller and trickier got it.

    I will give it a look on fury. (You also might be really high level for the people you are fighting which makes it look overpowered)

    Passive skills are interesting.

    Donation will be sorta like in game payments but a bit different.

    @Peter - Really liked the article I want to mention it on my next blog if you don't mind.

    @Ana Luisa - Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate them, can't wait to show more of ninja.

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  71. @Anonymous - Yes, just not the last three super fast ones. It's a 1% chance for a pikachu to show up in the level.

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  72. Hey how much do i have to donate for a shiny
    also do i get more than one if i donate more
    And which can you pick

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  73. Hello, this is one of most interesting games I've played on newgrounds in the last couple of weeks.

    Everyone says they want small and fast updates, they are absolutely wrong. Noone with a life (most of the people are kids with no responsiblities) wants to keep checking this every week. Also, apparently we have to start over our game after every update? That is just unreasonable.

    It's not like a console game, where when you update a game you are generally playing it actively. When you update, its fast and nothing happenens to your game save. Internet games are different, noone is going to come back or start over a game because of a small updates.

    Small updates should just serve to fix bugs and make minor tweaks.

    -Harden is indeed useless, noone attacks the pokemon

    -I have level 10-11 pokemon, and I can't kill all the pikachu that come rushing in for the candy at the end of one of the levels. I have pidgey using sand attack, rattata using bite + focus energy and a pikachu(lvl9) using thundershock on one side. And a bedrill(using string shot). A squirtle (using bubble or tail whip) and a butterfree (using confusion) on the other side. It doesn't work to well, they also get away with at least 2 candies. I tried using a growl/pursuit combo but it is highly ineffective.

    -make all cutscenes skippable all the time

    -give me the additional option to move a pokemon when I click his icon. instead of having to change his move and then quickly move him.

    -I can't see nearly enough of the screen, this is especially bad on the level with the rushing pikachu's, its too hard to coordinate attacks.

    -make a 2x speed option but not more than that, as this type of defense game requires coordination unlike most, since you can actively change attacks and unit positions.

    -fury swipes is weak, I think

    -list the attack powers of ALL the attacks

    -I feel bubblebeam is too underpowered and weak, my starter pokemon should not be my most useless one.

    thats all I can think of right now

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  74. Just a suggestion
    why dont you put a button (check for updates) in the game menu

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  75. Ok u need two pidgeys with gust and gust is good for bug Pokemon and keep one on each side and the level is easy

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  76. Just a quick comment, Love the tower defense game I have a couple questions,will sandshrew,geodude and onix be available for capture any time soon?
    And if I download this file will it still get updated or will I have to continuously download it?
    Thanks in advance!
    Newgrounds ID: MadnessYo

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  77. @Anonymous - I will be providing more detailed info on what you get for donating more, but for now any amount will get you one shiny, it will let you choose one pokemon from the ones you have.

    @Anonymous - The updates won't reset your save file. Harden will be useful in multiplayer. Bubblebeam is kinda weak, I need to upgrade it a bit.

    @YNS - somebody mentioned this earlier and its a great idea.

    @Anonymous - pidgey's gust will rock the forest :)

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  78. @MadnessYo - Sadly you will have to keep downloading it, those pokemon will show up soon, I think geodude is in mt moon which is coming up.

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  79. Is there any chance of this coming to android 2.1 or should I stick to playing it on newgrounds?

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  80. @Anonymous - Android 2.1 doesn't support flash/adobe air so newgrounds is your best bet.

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  81. before the market took the game off i was playing endlessly keep up the updates and screw all the bad reviews this i one of the best games yet on my phone and computer

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  82. so when i go to the new grounds website it will let me click on options and feedback but not start. help? using google chrome if that helps

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  83. Pls release the updates for lvl 6!!

    this fan can't bear it anymore :/

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  84. Your game is fantastic, I love it, however I believe it would be better if you didnt have to buy level ups, I believe that the game should have a store and you have to buy your pokeballs.

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  85. How much do I need to donate to get a shiny? And how much would I need to get all 6 of my pokemon shiny?

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  86. I asked about the donating thing because i don't want to like skimp you on a shiny Pokemon lol, can we get them now if we donate? and finally do you check this or your email more because i have some questions about the game if you check email more can you send me an email at jmitch930@gmail.com TY!!!!!!!
    good work on the game so far keep it up!!

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  87. Hey sam it's me again, quick question, do you think a save option you could download and put in a documents folder like super smash bros crossover would be available any time soon?
    I have a wife who's idea of making the computer faster is running CC cleaner every night and that cleans out the cache along with temp save files.

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  88. @MadnessYo - What I will do is make it so you can save on the server, a local file is too easy to tamper with :)

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  89. Dude don't give up on the game. What you made is pure gold and fuck what nintendo says and what google says, rules were meant to be breaken.. you made a really kick ass game that thousands of people when nuts for sooo please please pretty please don't stop making it.. the ball is in your court soo keep running with it and don't let google or nintendo stop you

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  90. Hey Sam:

    LOVE your work on PTD. I'd love to donate but my Paypal account is broken... so all I can do atm is say you're awesome for continuing PTD and I'm eagerly awaiting future updates, no matter which way we get them.

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  91. @Sam- even better, I just want to be able to save my shit, I know it doesn't matter this early on in the beginning stages of the game,but later on I would like some assurance that my wife won't blow hours of pokemon leveling,lol.
    Also as a promotional thought maybe those of us who start out playing the alpha could get some kind of rare thinger majigger,idk just a thought,like start a list so we can sign our names on it,idk just a thought.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

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  92. I trien downloaden the thing and it says parsing error...... y ???

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  93. Sorry for the "idk just a thought" repeat, I spaced haha.

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  94. A thought dawned on me,say about the the multiplayer comes out granted you use character sprites like the male and female, how about around that time you start character sprites you start a character sprite accessories shop, and you can spend the points you make from K.Oing pokemon in the shop in a way it would be putting a foot in the door for your own style of MMO.

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  95. @ricardo mine does too, I tried askin people but they just ignore me

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  96. When you update on newgrounds, will our save files still be there after the update or will we have to start all the way over again?

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  97. @all with parsing error: try to download the appinstaller from market. It works great ;) maybe just with me but it works :p

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  98. @kloete thanks, is it the one that says pokemon tower defense.apk and is the level cap still at 10 for this one?

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  99. @Sam: Is it possible to get the other starter Pokemon in the storyline, like in yellow version? And what is about the Pokemon who only evolving after a trade?

    @Anonymous: The apk was named pokeTD.apk. Search for them with the appinstaller. This version includes level cap 20.

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  100. No! This was the best game for android, awesome work though! Maybe you could translate the game into your own characters and world just changing the appearance from nintendo. You're pretty much doing you're own thing with the concept anyway...

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  101. WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_KEEP_SCREEN_ON
    Use this flag to keep the screen on. Awesome game btw can't wait till thenext update.

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  102. @kloete which appinstaller did u download cause the one im using still says parsing error

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  103. just click the link with your phone and download the file directly to the phone when you try to initiate the file it will install itself...

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  104. @Anonymous: Im using the AppInstaller from FunTrigger (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.funtrigger.appinstaller)

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  105. @haplo zyo I did but it says parsing error
    @kloete -sigh- I went to my dowload folder from the appinstaller and tried installing it but it says the same thing "parse error" :(

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  106. And if the parsing error comes again, download the apk to pc and copy it to your sd card. This is the last I know.

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  107. This is the most beautiful game I have ever played on my phone. I was devastated when they took it off the market. It was the day after I had put it on my phone. I hope that I will be able to get your updates. I recently tried to update it. I'm still trying to figure out how to install the update. Currently, it still says the version is 1.7 and Brock's gym is the last level I am able to play. I am happy you went through all the trouble to make this game. It brings back great memories of Pokemon red and blue.

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  108. It would be great if you enable the trade option sooner than other aspects of the game so the players could trade the pokemons in their 3 saved files and have the 3 starters at once.

    PS: it's an awsome game

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  109. I'm just asking because I want to donat not just for the shiney...even though that is still cool but because a sort of thanks for making this game I don't want to be cheap though how much do u think its good

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  110. @Matt reed - Anything is fine and will get you a shiny, I do plan on giving more stuff based on how much you donate. You can also donate more later if you want. Hope that helps :)

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  111. Sam plz email me I really want to make games like you and I want to ask you some questions about it
    Email at jmitch930@gmail.com

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  112. You guys are doing a great thing here and like everyone else here I truly appreciate it, I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!! I have never found a game or app that i have followed, looked up and keeping checking on like this, you guys are truly genious! Not only do I look forwar to more on PTD, i look forward to anything with ya'lls name on it! I will donate as soon as i get the opportunity just to show how much faith I have in your work, granted it might take some time but i deffinitely get that to ya'.

    -Will Broome

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  113. @Will Broome - Thanks I appreciate the support :D

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  114. There are too many comments for me to read. But man, I really think this is a wonderful and AMAZING game. Tower Defense AND Pokemon combined??! That has got to be the best Pokemon spin I have ever heard. I am playing off of Newgrounds and almost all 6 pokes at Lv. 20. I so very much wish to play a full version of the game.
    Best of luck and I am watching and waiting to hear good news.
    Il Donate if I can, but I'm a poor American High Schooler. Like most big Pokemon fans. Haha.

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  115. @LunaSihne - Thanks for the compliments!

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  116. Aw. I just have to mention this really quick, since I don't have a Newgrounds account to complain there.
    But I just refreshed my page while playing the game, and my file was not saved. There arn't any save buttons, so I thought it would auto-save..Right??
    Now I have to start over! Gah! Pikachu and Charmander! Butterfree!
    Okay. My short anger rant is over now.

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  117. @LunaSihne - I have that on my list, "Save more often", I'm sorry about that :( will be fixed for next update.

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  118. Hey Sam, just wondering after I donate do i need to e-mail you? and if I do then what is your e-mail? Im sure its somewhere but i can't seem to find it XD
    Also, I encourage people to just install the apk file that you put up. I got all my pokemon to level 10 before the game was taken off the market. I thought I would have to restart but after I installed the apk. overtop of the game it kept all my data and pokemon :) So keep those apk. files coming with each update they work great! And even though everyone else is saying it, I just have to. Faaaaantastic job its a great game with great potential!

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  119. Umm I know we could still play but I'm wondering how we know when to upload the game

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  120. @Caleb - I got your email from paypal, so I will email you once I get everything set up (latest will be tomorrow). Thanks :D

    @Pokemonluver - Thanks to some suggestions I will be adding a way to find out if the game needs updates inside the game itself.

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  121. Just wanted to say that I loved PTD, and I just figured out how to get the apk file to work on my phone ^^;; I'm a tad technologically slow, haha. Definitely the best way to spend time while on break at work.

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  122. I just found this game on gamenode.com and I saw that you only mentioned that it was on newgrounds. Anyways I think that this is a great game being a fan of TD's and Pokemon. I Hope you the best and continue with the great work. I'm not sure if I would be allowed to donate but if I can I will.

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  123. Fine sam throw my idea of customized trainer sprites for multiplayer out of the door. QQ

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  124. Ok how will the shiney thing work through can I turn any stater shiner I don't get it

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  125. Great game, but has a few balancing issues with the poke'mon but that is to be expected. I might donate when the game gets a little further down the line but for now more needs to be added and balancing issues with different released poke'mon and there skills have been dealt with.

    From what I can see on the balancing issues are:
    1)String shot is far too effective it slows them down to a crawl instantly when it should slow them down, but a crawl is a little too easy to deal with when the only fast poke'mon is Pikachu and other than that nothing would be able to get past the first wave with no problem. Not even the Onix wave in the gym level where you have to replace the Poke'mon after picking them up.
    2)Butterfree is a little over powered starting off with confusion which currently has no downside to using since it is fast and has nothing that takes less damage from it. By far it is the strongest attack attained the earliest with an Att. power of 50.
    3)Drag and Drop, this is a good idea and would be great if the game used actual mouse position it is kinda wonky at the start if your not use to it being up higher than where your mouse actually is.

    Other than these 3 that should be address fairly early in development, not much else beside petty things are out there.

    Good Luck on the Progress of developing the game, I will be awaiting further releases of the game.

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  126. Hey, man. Don't worry about the marketplace being mean to you. Nintendo has actually stated that they like fan-made games, as it raises awareness of their own games.

    Keep going with PTD, and make some more awesome games for us all! We're rooting for you!

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  127. sweet dude thanks for posting the apk file!! I hope the new updates will have the apk file too! thanks so much man, awesome game. oh and btw when brock took away my squirtle I lost it forever....lol......it wasnt in the box or anything :(

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  128. My mom won't let me use her credit card she thinks u will get the number our something ................i really wanted to donat 2

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  129. If you end up making this game up to Saffron City, I'll happily pay for it like the amounts I would for any other game from Market/Xbox Live/Steam/etc.

    If you do plan to take it that far (hopefully farther), might I suggest adding a Pokedex feature and TMs?

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  130. This game is amazing. I have had 10 of my friends download and they are in love with it as well. Unfortunately I'm in college and don't have much money to spare, but I'm still going to donate something... I saw something about a wicked physics test... Are you in school as a physics major? If so that makes 2 of us. :D

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  131. So one thing I was thinking that you could add to improve the game is the option to advance the next wave instead of waiting for the current one to finish all the way through. Keep up the great work!

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  132. Going in reverse order here:

    @Anonymous - Button to make the next wave show up, I'll put it on my list but it might be a while :)

    @Destroybot - I'm a computer science major, taking Physics 2 with calc. It's the last physics class I need to take, I'm sooo happy.

    @Anonymous - Pokedex and TMs got it.

    @Bernie - Good points all around, I will keep them in mind.

    @MadnessYo - I like the idea I will put it on my long list. :)

    @Williams - Yea some sites took the game I don't mind, it's more exposure :D, but thanks for letting me know.

    @Matt Reed - Well it happens, I can see why your Mom would think that, but I don't see any of the credit card info, it all happens in the paypal site. But if she says no I would respect her decision :)

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  133. Ok well is there another way to donate

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  134. Alright someone give me a fucking medal.
    11,999 points
    All 6 pokemon are level 20.
    My game name is Madness, so if you want to toss me a shiny squirtle or make my charmeleon shiny I will totally understand sam. :P

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  135. An Excellent game, do wish you had a higher level cap and many more levels, but can't expect to have a complete game as it does take a lot of time to create. I'm just wondering if you can just make 1 version instead of making it with RED/BLUE option. Just make the game able to capture all 151 pokemon, however difficult some may be. Also, since you will be patching it, will the saves carryover?

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  136. im planning on majoring in computer science:) only a junior in high school though so still got a long way to go. any advice to get some experience and ahead of the game before college?

    love the game. downloading apk file updated perfectly. Cant wait for next update. Greatest app/game idea ive seen.

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  137. If she does let me donate how will I make our get a shiney pokemon

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  138. @Matt Reed - You will get a code by email that you can put in the mystery gift page (update for that coming shorty) and that will make your starter a shiny.

    @Cody - Learn programming. :D

    @mr - The saves will carryover, you can get all 150 by trading with other players :D

    @MadnessYo - LOL, good job but no shiny.

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  139. So learn something like java? Where'd be a good place to start?:) thanks for helpin! Oh and after I post this comment im going right back to playing ptd:)

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  140. I thought for sure that would work,oh well. :c
    I am saddened now.

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  141. How about public recognition for being the first one to get all pokemon max level? :D

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  142. @Cody

    A good language to learn the basics with is Java, quite a clean language and used in a good few places.

    If you want to be a games programmer look into c and c++.

    @MadnessYo - don't think you're the first. People here claiming to have got max level multiple times (with all three starters).

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  143. Did the game get pulled off the market? I can't find it anymore :(

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  144. Sam, I got a questions, do I have to worry about the set stat of a pokemon? In the original game, it's better to level a low level evolved pokemon instead of low level unevolved to an evolved state for stat purposes. Is that a concern here? (I hope not, I would guess the stats is calculated depending of the level of the pokemon and the evolve state).

    Also, there's a bug, I've noticed that when you don't evolve a pokemon in the current level, and evolve it later, you won't get the skill you would have gotten (example, at level 10, metapod evolves to Butterfree and learns confusion, however, if you evolve metapod at level 11 instead, you don't get confusion, maybe to fix this, you should set it as >= then just = to a specific level).

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  145. Sorry, one more question, do you have to worry about storage space (the original game didn't seem to have this problem as you can get more than 151 pokemons if you like).

    Also, do you plan on making it until the game reaches the point where you can collect all 151 pokemon? (I did notice you say 150 pokemon, but there's Mew & Metwo in red/blue giving you 151).

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  146. I'm not against donating, but what do you need such huge donations for? Surely if you've already got all the developers and development tools you need, the money will be spent profligately. It's not like you can buy time and advertising would be a waste.

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  147. _I would donate but I'm in a money crisis and I ready Want a shiny pokemon- justin badsky

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  148. Going in reverse again

    @Anonymous - You could donate 50cents? 20 cents? 10 cents?

    @rossco1337 - All donation money will be put right in the game. First I want to keep it free for people who can't or don't want to pay. Multiplayer servers can be quite expensive, the donations will mainly be towards paying for the server.

    @mr - I'm pretty sure in the original game if you evolve at level 11 as metapod you would not get confusion. All the stats are based on level and base stats of a pokemon, so you don't have to worry about that. There should be enough room for all the pokemon you want.

    @cody - If you have programing experience I would go to Java first, but if you don't I would start off with javascript.

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  149. What would be a good place to start with javascript? Buying a book? If you can I would appreciate if you emailed me to help me out. I just need a base place to start since I have school to worry about right now too. I understand if you're too busy.

    Codyweisenberger@gmail.com

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  150. @cody - there are a lot of tutorials out there on the web, but if you are more of a book person (I know I am) the Head First Javascript book is a great place to start. http://headfirstlabs.com/books/hfjs/ I love the Head First series of books. Hope that helps :)

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  151. Hi, I'm the anon that said the harden was useless and that bubblebeam was weak.

    Don't listen to Bernie, string shot should not be dumbed down, I find it vital to my success in the levels.

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  152. This game is totally amazing, I discredit google for disproving this game as it has all the concept of the original pokemon game and even betters it! the only criticism i have is that the pokemon level up to slowly, increasing the exp by like 5 per kill would greatly improve the gameplay, and good luck with whatever you create next! Im sure it will be just as fantastic as this!

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  153. Thanks!:) ill check it out

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  154. I have another question, will there be items in the game such as a sun stone? Otherwise, how does the Pikachu evolve to Raichu (applies to other pokemon which require a stone) or are you going to have them evolve at a specific level?

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  155. Where do you all train? Because I find myself spending a lot of time replaying Viridian Forest every 2 mins. I don't get much exp. either...Also when will the level cap be raised? I have 3 lvl 20s

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  156. @Hunter- I use Viridian Forest and Pewter Gym.

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  157. I think I've found a glitch... when you click on Exit and then click No, the music seems to stop. This might just be in Viridian Forest though.

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  158. is donating the only way to get a shiny?

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  159. I actually love your game, I just started and its really cool. I normally don't like tower defense games but this one keeps me interested.

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  160. The .apk file does NOT run on android phones running anything lower than 2.2 (Froyo) because they dont have the newest version of flash player. If the dev team of this game can use something other than Flash to run it, it will work on older phones. I found this out after about 4 hours of research-__-

    If there is any updates of the .apk for older phones, please let me know at donweisseesp@gmail.com

    P.S. I would totally buy this game. Its amazingly fun and everyone in my school is also playing it. Good job.

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  161. nobody thinks you're a nobody. I love the games...sorry all that bad stuff happened. Can't wait for the ninja game...but I still can't find the promo code...

    Best of Luck

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  162. what pokemon are you using at mt moon?? no matter what i do, i only get to wave 6!!

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  163. this game is epic keep updating it and you should get noticed by nintendo if theres tons of people playing and giving it good ratings

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  164. -darknessyo i got all max level way before you posted that comment

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  165. this is better than the real games.best game ever

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  166. when is the next update it wasnt very big today

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  167. "Application not installed" Ive downloaded twice, rebooted, have more then enough memory, tried debugging turned on and off, made sure there are no apps by the same name. no luck.
    I bought an SD card just for this too.

    This error occurs when actually attempting to install the app during the progress bar screen."Application not installed" Ive downloaded twice, rebooted, have more then enough memory, tried debugging turned on and off, made sure there are no apps by the same name. no luck.
    I bought an SD card just for this too.

    This error occurs when actually attempting to install the app during the progress bar screen.

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  168. I can't play the game, it does not load on the "Retrieving your profile.... please wait" Screen.

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  169. I love ptd i played it all the way through.... I hope more comes and i hope u guys go big

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  170. is there a full version of pokemon tower defense for android ? other than up to route 3 ?

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  171. are sunstones able to be obtained in the full version? You guys did a great job i love this game.

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  172. Can you give another link for a mobile download since mega upload has been shut down?

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  173. on ptd 1 i just caught 2 laprases on the same level i was o happy i almost craped my pants than i went to save,,,and the servers down :( very disappointed

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  174. I installed pokemon td then it says that I cant play it cuase its a old version and now I cant unistall it!

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