Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: This week's update: Progress List

It's that time again. Here I will list out all my current objectives for this week. The main one is the pokemart! A new story level, (you can actually lose!) and some new pokemon. This week we are heading to Mt. Moon and meeting up with Brock. The sad news is that there will be no level cap increase, but I promise you all that next week the cap will increase ( I think).

Level 8 (Mt. Moon):

Intro (100% done)
Actual Level (100% done)
Ending (100% done)


New Pokemon (5) with New Moves (16) (100% done)
New Evolutions (5) with Evolution Stone(100% done)
Shiny Pikachu & Raichu (100% done) (Really low chance of him showing up, prize for different small contest)


The poll results for what you guys wanted to be done first are in! 14126 votes!
Pokemart got 46%, Shiny Wild Pokemon got 34%, and a Challenge Mode level got 19%!
Pokemart is the winner, but you can't have a pokemart without an inventory so that is coming out also.

Pokemart (100% done)

Small change in plan, there won't be an inventory screen, for now you can use the items on the pokemon's profile page (You get to it by clicking on the pokemon when selecting your party, then clicking on "Use Item")

Bugs/Fixes:(These are the ones I have finished, I'll be adding more as I get them done)
  1. Pidgey should now appear on route 3. (This is why some spearow had pidgeys moves)
  2. Pokemon in Viridian Forest 2 will give out more money to compensate how difficult they are.
  3. Metapod in Viridian Forest 2 were missing an attack, so I made sure that they have it now.
  4. Removing a pokemon that is currently in your party will now remove it correctly. 
  5. For Marketplace app users, you will only need to put the code once, then you won't ever need to put it, it will go straight to the game. 
  6. For app users, the game will no longer keep your screen on when you exit the game. 
  7. Your pokemon "towers" will now animate.
  8. Added Nintendo/Game Freak copyright and trademark acknowledgments.  
  9. Added more room to the bottom of the level on Brock's Gym, to make it easier to select pokemon on the bottom row.

As the week goes on I will be updating this post quite a bit. So stay tuned. As always let me know what you think :)

422 comments:

  1. fantastic Sam... can't wait too see what we have next :)

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  2. AWESOME!!!
    --Talha

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  3. good!! update looks awesome

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  4. How do I get the code for the mystery gift?

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  5. The Pokemart's gonna be awesome. Don't make the items too expensive, though; it's expensive enough to upgrade my Pokemon as it is :P

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  6. Which Pokemon are you gonna add?
    Zubat, Clefairy, Geodude, Onix and Sandshrew? Those would seem logical, but I'd kinda miss Ekans...

    Considerung new evolutions, here are the possibilities:
    Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Clefable, Wigglytuff - Moonstone
    Raichu - Thunderstone

    Actually, that would be it, as we still have the level cap at 20...

    I'd be really thankful if you would tell us which of those you are going to "give us" this week ;)

    Greetz!

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  7. Awesome sam, keep up the good work, Just wondering what type of items your are planning to have in the pokemart? Is there any chance you may consider putting evolution stones in there and maybes tms like hydro pump, flamethrower and solar beam for quite high prices which gives us something extra to aim for this week. Just a suggestion. Either way I am sure your updates will keep getting better, your an inspiration to new programmers way to go. :)

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  8. How do I get the code for the mystery gift?

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  9. Yeah what that guy said, try not to make the items in pokemart too expensive. And so far so good, you should throw in an abra or something like just for special occasions. What's the level cap at now?

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  10. Awesome man :) Can't wait to see what new pokemon will be added in :D

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  11. Sam have you ever thought of making your own website, where you can showcase all you're and Dans games and projects. maybes start up your own competitions and prize give aways, offical forums, you could move you blog or link it to the site and try to start making your names into a brand that people look out for. Could even start some pod casts your youtube videos occasionally to talk about your work and up and coming ideas.

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  12. I have to say that this is one of the best tower defense games out there. If I were you, I would try to get a patent and work something out with Nintendo and Create a TD game for the DS or even the Wii. Keep up the good work and keep the updates coming

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  13. jey. cant wait for pokemart, i want moonstones and thunderstone. :>

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  14. Think what that guy said about your having your website is an good idea, you could even start scouting out new programmers similar to yourself and dan by asking for them to send in there games and ideas and you could host them up and advertise them for a small charge. Might need a bit of work but if you could get the balance right and bring in a few employees it has potential to make you a healthy earning. You and dan both seem very clever and have great knowledge in what will sell and be addicting so I think you both would be more than capable in making something like this work. All the best for the future :)

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  15. Personally think you should add the shiny pokemon before the pokemart due to it probably being less work, and it will give people a reason to keep grinding out playing time to try and catch every shiny before patches come out!

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  16. Anon, as far as we know there is no more mystery gifts unless same gives away codes.

    He was giving away codes for donations but because of trolling that no longer exists.

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  17. Amazing! Mt Moon. Where in red and blue you got Zubat, Clefairy, Geodude and Paras. Since you already released Paras Im guessing your going to put the two fossil pokemon you find there. (Omanyte and Kabuto) Keep up the amazing work!

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  18. I would really like to see a level cap increase, even if to level 25. But in comparison with the original games, level 20 was the standard once you got to misty, not right before mount moon. Also, please make paras catchable in another level, maybe one without .5% chance of showing up. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Ive been with the game since the first day on Newgrounds. Also, forget the trolls.

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  19. i think you should make it to where if you go back to a level it is more waves instead of replaying the story and you could make the mystery gift like on the games for ds and have distribution events every once an awhile if thats possible so trolls quit bitchen

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  20. Lvl cap right? Since theres evolutions

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  21. No level cap, he stated. Probably evolution stones will be used in the new update to evolve certain pokemon.

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  22. Hey in one sec from 80% to 100% complete.fast working sam.Nice

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  23. Please bring back the rare candies on Mt Moon =P
    Also, level 7 was impossible for me to beat all pokemons at both sides - did someone nail it?
    Btw, you probably should make a pool about what should be item x (your choice) price so based on everyone's impressions you could price every other item as well.

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  24. Wow, way to go Sam. Already done the five new evolutions, some guy :)

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  25. How will we be able to attain said Evolution Stones?

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  26. cool i cant wait

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  27. I wish the level cap would increase already boring not being able too evolve my pkmon

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  28. The level cap will increase in good time, Be patient. Come sunday we will have 5 new pokemon to level up plus evolution stones to evolve pokemon. Sam your doing a great job :)

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  29. how far are you going to take this game is it going to go all the way to black and wight or are there going to be other games? and are you going to have a pc system, daycare, or hp

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  30. @5 anons up
    He took so little time because none of the evolution stone evos get any new moves, he just had to add sprites

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  31. I'm kind of curious as to what the movesets will be for Nidoqueen and Nidoking compared to Nidorina and Nidorine. Do you plan on keeping them the same depending on what evolution they are at? Or are you possibly going to integrate all of the skills into the same tree?

    -Reese

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  32. only one comment: i want to defend something in lvl 8 please... lvl 6 and 7 are a little boring because i dont have nothing to defend, i can win the lvl whitout pokemons... >.>

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  33. Hey Sam the game is awesome and i cant wait for the updates but i think i found some bugs.
    1)I catched a caterpie and a weedle at viridian forrest.I leveled them up until level 17 let them evolve but buterfree(caterpie)couldnt even use confusion and my Beedrill(weedle) couldnt use fury attack. then after some time i catched a buterfree and a beedrill at viridian forrest 2 and they could use the attacks.
    2)If i am at the screen where i can choose wich pokemon i want for the level, select a pokemon that i have in my team and press on release then i must first drag the pokemon i released out of my team. i hope you fix the bugs and make some updates as fast as posible.

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  34. Keep going strong on what you plan on doing! Don't give into the "I want these Pokemon so increase the cap levels" keep the levels realistic to what levels a person had while playing original Pokemon red and blue. Personally I catch 2 of each Pokemon so I have options to play around with with every character/moves to maximize TD capabilities. Put in the time to make the moves/graphics good because once you code it, you have that "repertoire" to add to other Pokemon with same moves. I like how Peck, and Gust have more of an effect on bug Pokemon. I got the codes btw from donating couple days ago, they are fantastic. Hint to people trying to catch tricky Pokemon, set up a "catching" group of pokemon with slowing attacks and weak attacks like Fury so when they come out, they get hit multiple times and you can "time" catching them when they are in red bar. Keep working hard sam
    -choffee

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  35. Sam, this is by far the best Tower Defense ever made!
    It's just awesome that you can level up and evolve your Pokémon just like in the GameBoy-games.
    Right now I have every possible Pokémon at level 20, so I hope you'd increase the level cap very soon... But you are doing great!
    I will continue by checking your site every hour. Good luck!

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  36. Such an amazing tower defense game. I am absolutely addicted. The only feature typically found in TD games that I miss in this is the ability to further customize the tower by assigning it to attack either front, back, strongest, or weakest. This could add an extra strategy since we are only allowed 6 towers. Please consider.

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  37. Keep the pokemon levels realistic, and just because the cap level is 20, doesn't mean the next one has to be 30. Perfection takes time, so don't rush it!

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  38. Kevin Kierulff NielsenApril 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    For everyone who wanna know how to get mystery code:

    You will need to donate to Dan & Sam, when you have donate them, they will give you a code, that will give you some pretty awesome things

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  39. How do we import a saved game from the old android app into the new one?
    Thanks ReaRea

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  40. hey sam just a thought...if you created and used the move Covet...you could make it so that our pokemon take and return a rare candy that an enemy is carrying...or atleast takes it and sets it back in the road a little ways...if you were looking for a way to use it that is...

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  41. @Anonymous - That is actually a really good idea for covet, I'll be implementing that in a future update. :)

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  42. The level cap should increase my whole team is lvl 20's

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  43. "Is this game still in the android market

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  44. it is a bit cheap its cooldown would have too be big

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  45. Sam make special pokemon in every stage not level and put it 0.01 chance of catching that would be awsome.

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  46. Make that level cap increases every 2 weeks that will be enough time to get new skils and evos.

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  47. Can't wait to see how this update turns out, I'm loving the game so far Sam, is there any way I could get something for donating, because I was going to donate 10 for the shiny starter and evolution stone, but as soon as I got the money to donate I saw you weren't giving stuff out anymore... Sorry for the essay xD

    Stuart.

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  48. Could you make it so you can buy mew in the pokemart? Even if it costs like 100k

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  49. @sam
    People are leaving comments for your market app.
    This may create serious problems for you again.

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  50. Hey, did a google search for pokemon tower defense, check out the link below please.

    http://droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/1487-ptdlock-available-on-the-android-market-first-rule-of-ptdlock-is-not-to-talk-about-ptdlock-we-break-rules

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  51. Idk if it will be like the game, but in the game, almost all pokemons evolved by stone, like Raichu, don't learn any move by leveling, so its pointless to use the Thunderstone in Low Levels

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  52. Any chance that we might get fossils here? Cause I would lose my shit over a PTD Kabutops.

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  53. could you like make our pokemon take damage and then we would have to restart back at the pokemon center and try again if they lose all their health points?

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  54. there should be at the end of each level you should be able to keep some of the rare candies and there should also be a few more characters that travle around with you aswell that would be cool.

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  55. Can you make a save profile button on the screen with all your pokemon so you dont need to go back to the other screen?

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  56. So, when is this planned on being uploaded?
    And is there a main site where you update it to or something? Is there a download for it?
    Well, good game. Peace.

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  57. great! so excited for the stones, gonna lv up a jigglypuff and nidoran now :D

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  58. and that more progress can be made to level 20

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  59. First I'd like to say that, even though I just discovered this game on sunday, It's already my favorite game.

    Second, and this is nothing major but, I was wondering why Gary ALWAYS has a blastoise. I think it should stay true to pokemon mechanics, where he gets the pokemon that's strong against your starter.. but It's a tower defense game, so it doesn't really make a difference.

    Third, I was wondering if there was a WIKI for the game- a place where we can see available pokemon per level, pokemon stats, move stats, what moves pokemon learn at what levels, evolutions, etc etc. If not, I'd love to help compile something like that......

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  60. sam u should put that it shows wat gender the pokemon are so then u can also get dustox not just butterfree

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  61. how do we play the updated version on the computer?

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  62. i agree on the level cap going up every two weeks but no mater what i think it shuld be 10 lev every gym

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  63. I doubt we gonna need a pokemart this early in the game. Since there is not many pokemon that need evo stones to evolve and since evolving with stones makes it so your pokemon can't learn new attacks by stone evolution. The only one you'd want a stone for is eevee and that is way down the road. A better option is have trades available or breeding at daycare or something more usefull at the start of the game.

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  64. ahh it will be a nice update, right? i love this game lol

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  65. Can yu ppl stop putting comments and ratings on Tha app I dont wanna loose it please

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  66. hey sam, can you increase the cap of lvl to minimum of 40 please!?

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  67. you need to put geodude in mt moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. how are you going to do friendship evo

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  69. My Droid X now has to manually be put to sleep after I installed even when I'm not playing.

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  70. This is TLKV3 from the forums, Sam. But I wanted to throw out the offer of helping you write dialogue/story's script for the Level/Area if you need an extra hand with anything like that. I want to be a writer so this could be good practice. Again, just an offer. If you feel like it, TLKV3@yahoo.com is my email. Feel free. : )

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  71. My app doesn't update for the new levels, what can i do to get them so I can continue my game play? Email me at kaylakarnificial@yahoo.com with help.

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  72. how du i play the new levels? all i can play is up tu pewter gym

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  73. Yes I can't get anything passed pewter gym either..

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  74. Hey sam thanks agin for helping me and I don't really care that much about the level cap I don't mind how long it will take

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  75. will be perfect if u let us take more than lvl 20 :D,
    awesome game, keep on doing!

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  76. This game raw!!!!! make faster!!!!!!

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  77. My phone wont sleep anymore either

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  78. @Everyone complaining about lack of updates and cap increase: Perfection takes time. This game has quickly become many of our favorite games and we want it to stay that way. A part of this being such an amazing game is the community involvement where out input matters. Had the game just been released in completion we would have played, enjoyed, and moved on. But now we know we can have an impact and really play our hearts out with this game to find out how to make it better. Also, with it lasting for a while, it keeps our attention over a span like a season long television program versus a two hour movie.

    @esay: Wrong bunch of Pokemon. Dustox was never in the original games.

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  79. make an app for iphone and ipod touch because this is addicting

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  80. Great game ever of Pokemon!! ^^ I got a real group of them and I can barely choose the last Pokemon ´cause I have too many and can´t scroll the Party window xD
    I can´t wait for the update.
    Oh I wanted to say that was really a good idea that of buy MT´s in the Pokemart. Want my Nidoking learn Earthquake. =)
    Keep up the great work.

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  81. @SlyKamaui So is the move electroball

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  82. is there gonna be a time when we could battle ppl i don't mean like computers i mean like if anyone wants to battle enter this code or something

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  83. Could i help you with the pokemon grahics?
    my email:
    Creto98@hotmail.com

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  84. the new pokemon are geodude, zubat, clefayri, sandshrew and clefable.... i think

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  85. Great game, man! Can't wait to see the game fully completed!

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  86. Great game, man! Can't wait to see the game 100% developed.

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  87. I have a couple suggestions/questions

    1) Either get rid of the Red/Blue option (since you put Mankey in both where he can only be in Red version) OR make it that you can catch everything in both versions, however, the Pokémon that is not suppose to be in the specific version will instead, have a rare chance of showing up. However, with so many things you need to program and update/add, I suggest just making it easier on yourself and just scrap the whole Red/Blue version completely.

    2) Make it so you can catch the starter Pokémon in the game (perhaps later and/or make them rarer, as you cannot catch the evolved form in the game, only by you evolving them yourself, unless you want to go against this from the original game). I understand there will be plans for online play and trading, but even so, this make it viable for people who don't have anybody else to trade with or may have trouble finding people to trade with and still work hard to get the Pokémon that they want.

    3) I'm wondering how the stones and evolution through it will work. In the original game, some of the Pokémon that you evolve through a stone cannot learn abilities on their own by leveling, you must either use TMs or have them carryover from the pre-evolved form. I would suggest for these specific Pokémon, you just have them learn abilities just like their pre-evolved counterparts.

    4) The space/storage for your Pokémon is starting to be unmanageable. There are still to get out of my screen, either add a scroll bar so you can scroll through it or use a page number/arrow. Also, make it so that you can sort your Pokémon, instead of have them listed in the order you caught them at. Perhaps, you can just have them swap positions by manually dragging them around in the storage area.

    5) When you add the level cap in the next patch, how much higher will it be? Level 30?

    6) When will you be adding Pokedex (hopefully it'll also keep track if you have the specific Pokémon caught) and also where instead of permanently removing the old abilities when you replace them with new ones, but have you able to change out your 4 abilities with any other abilities you've learned before/after the battles?

    7) I understand Trolls ruin some aspects of the game for everyone, but are you completely removing what you planned before where you can catch shining version of each Pokémon but at a rarer chance?

    8) Can you add a zoom in and out feature for the battles? Sometimes I want to zoom out so I can see all my Pokémon and drag them without have to scroll the screen and lose sight of other Pokémon. It makes it easier especially if there is going to be harder/hectic battles in the future.

    9) I'm guessing the way you programmed this is having fixed stats calculated based on the Pokémon and the level it is, leaving no chance to luck or when you evolved, or what level you caught the wild Pokémon etc…(unlike the original game, GOOD!). Keep it this way, makes it better for a tower defense game but can you have it so that the stats can show up when you select the Pokémon (hopefully even showing strong against, weakness info as well or you can just put that in the Pokedex instead). This will be especially helpful for strategy making especially for the idea listed below.

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  88. 10) Here's an idea for PvP or future Gym Battles. Three modes: Classic Duel, Multiple Duel, Rotation Duel. This will put to use HP for your Pokémon (hopefully a decently good amount as in the real game, Pokémon go down too fast in my opinion even if they're both level 100, making it less fun) and make use of abilities such as Harden (which was only useful for enemies who are running through your Pokémon "Towers")

    Classic Duel - Have 2 tower spots, one for yourself and one for the opponent (Gym Leader, even a Pokémon Trainer or another player for PvP) really close to each other so that when you put your Pokémon out, they will start attacking each other. You can remove your Pokémon at anytime by using a remove button (get rid of the drag method in this mode). If you don't have a Pokémon out on the field, have a timer (10 to 15 sec) where the game will select your next Pokémon and automatically put him/her in the tower spot (this will stop players from dragging out the game needlessly for PvP). Putting a new Pokémon on the tower spot will have a small cool down time (perhaps 3 to 5 secs?) in where you cannot remove your Pokémon and a small cool down (perhaps 1 or 2 secs?) time where you can attack. This gives a small advantage for opponents in where they get a couple hits off. For PvP, you may want to make it so selecting abilties is done in real time instead of having the game paused.

    Multiple Duel - This basically is the same as classic, except you can have it so that you can have 2v2 Pokémon battles, or more, up to 6v6 (you could just have a selection for Classic Duel where it defaults at 1v1 making you merge the two modes as they're practically the same).

    Rotation Duel - This mode will allow more than 1 opponent (either against AI or more players). The tower spots will be located on a treadmill like pathing. It can be circular, square, triangular or move in a figure 8 like pathing (or whatever you want). There can be multiple rotational paths in where only available for you and some only the opponents can use. This will allow your static Pokémon to move around the map in a fixed rotational pattern attacking any opponents that come within their path. In this mode, make it so that you cannot remove your Pokémon, but only move them. Moving Pokémon will allow you to make better placement but your Pokémon will literally move from 1 spot to another leaving you vulnerable (unable to attack) during that period of time. This will make this mode more strategic (obviously, you would need to have a lot more spots than your 6 Pokémon for this to work).

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  89. can you plz up the lvl cap to 50 i mean i don't care but i realized like a fourth of the comments are about that so it would make it easier to view what the other needs are like about the pokemart and others

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  90. @Filipe I'm pretty sure Clefable would count as an evolution and not a new pokemon, And I'm even willing to argue that Technically, Geodude & Sandshrew are already IN the game, although not catchable. so that leaves us with Zubat and Clefairy.

    HOWEVER

    I seem to remember 2 other pokemon that resided in Mt. Moon; Omanyte & Kabuto. as for the 5th one? here's hoping it's Aerodactyle

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  92. Ah!! one thing... Sam please , how can i contact you, maybe you can tell me? thanks!

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  93. Can you make it that some wild/hypnotized pokemon attack your towers/pokemon and give them health too? It would make the game a lot harder and interesting.

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  94. Oh yeah huh, about the pokemon attacking your towers, you should add potions in the poke-mart to heal them. Revives would be nice too.

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  95. Hi Sam!

    Firstly, I love your work :). Secondly, I've installed the latest .apk but I still get an error when I try to say my game. I'm trying to import it to PTD but it won't allow me to. I always get a server error when I try to save as well as another server error when I try to import. Help please? :(

    Thanks :D

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  96. @anonymous

    Well, technicaly, your pokemon can still get hurt in Brock's Gym, by the Onix using Rock throw. Doesn't rlly have hp, but just saying your pkmn can already get hurt.

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  97. I just feel like giving my ideas on fossils, since that is a mount moon related issue.

    IF it were up to me, what I would do would be to have a map (possibly a return map) that is fairly difficult, with two roads. One road has one of the fossils, the other road has the other. It would be a difficult enough battle that you would only be able to fight and keep one fossil, at least the first time you go there.

    So you could play the map twice for both fossils, or only allow the map to be successfully completed once (forcing a decision between the two fossils as was in the game originally). Or, a third option, have the map be completed the first time with fossils, and the second time with candies.

    Just a few thoughts I had. Feel free to ignore them if you don't like them.

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  98. 100th comment!

    great game! ;]

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  99. @Sam - Will you make shinys available with some kinda chance ratio? Or maybe we could buy it from the shop?

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  100. I have one small suggestion: when you click on a pokemon, to change attacks or to level it up, can the camera not center on it? It is really annoying to have to recenter the camera on wherever I wanted to focus. Not a deal breaker, of course, but it is getting on my nerves.

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  101. Looks cool but isnt there going to be anything else in the Pokemart?? Can you add something cool like you can buy a new pokemon. or something aswell

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  102. for the people that downloaded the game to their computers, does the game automatically update itself (like new levels, features, etc.) or is there something i have to do to get it to update?

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  103. freakin amazing thank you soooo much

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  104. dude your my hero you should approach nintendo with this game

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  105. you should see if you can get this game for the iphone/ipod touch i would buy it!

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  106. holy shit sams gonna have fun readin these xD *patpat* goodluck and im sure theres more to come ^.^

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  107. SAM!! YOU ARE MY HERO! from your good ol friend steven from the forum and here. ;) lol when i get a job i assure you i will donate

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  108. How about a slight boost of say 3-5 levels to make those of us with all maxed out pokemon happy? Thanks for the game!

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  109. I love the game!! In the pokemart can you make moonstones

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  110. please pon Por favor a onix (en primara evolución claro) estaria chingon que estaria y please sube el nivel maximo

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  111. hey, how far will this go, will you go find mewtwo, you should add a pokedex and pc, but this is an amazing game i know its hard keep up the good work

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  112. @ The G man

    I was wondering about Mewtwo and the other legendaries, but as for a PC, I'm assuming that we can just pick whichever pokemon we want to use at the start of each level, and that's it. Still, I want to know how the whole catchin legendaries thing is gonna work.

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  113. Hey 60%to 70%in secs.now that is what I call usain bolt of graphics

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  114. if we use the evolution stones on our pokemon, is that going to keep it from learning moves like it did in the earlier generations?? also raise the lvl cap!! :)

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  115. love the game, just a suggestion, maybe add like a fast-forward function so you can speed up levels that you're re-playing so you can train your pokemon.:p
    just a suggestion ;)

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  116. Wow man, this is a great game, well made and such a great idea! I'ts awesome that your updating it frequently I can't wait too see more!!

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  117. I vote that you should put a volume thing on it so it doesnt have to b so loud

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  118. Do you think that we well get to see any metal pokemon . Beedrillz next forum??? .. Or r u keep it basic to the OG red vision & blue ?

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  119. Hey, I think I found a bug. My Mankee refuses to level up. The exp bar has been 100% full for several rounds, I have more than enough money but the level up indicator is not blinking. Seriously it's been 100% full for about 10 rounds of just Mankee kicking ass and taking names.

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  120. Nice to see that you are working on 5 new pokemons :)

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  121. theres a level cap at 20

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  122. I realized that after u fill up ur storage that u cant really access the packman on the right, ull either have to release some o put some in ur team to get to them, but still a great game :D Also I realized that u have two kinds of spearow, one knows peck growl and leer which is normal, and one that knows tackle and sand attack which i think is pidgey's move set.

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  123. Hey Sam ^^ i really like your Pokemon Tower Defense game - it's soooo awesome *___*
    I'm so intrested in the next level, i'm a german one and i post this game to all my friends which also like Pokemon :D and they're all playing this game :DD
    I have some ideas for your game and the next levels:

    A town invasion whould be nice - team rocket sent out lots of pokemon on the next town and you must stop them :D together with Joey :DDDD

    And i whould like to see more intros/endings :D they are sooo super :D

    Ps my name is Marci :D i hope the next level come soon i really excited :D!!!!

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  124. @Joshua, the level cap is 20 so that might be the problem?

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  125. @Anon,
    Fast forward button has already been mentioned on a number of occasions. So it is on Sam's mind.

    @Dave
    No new level cap, this week. Maybe next week.

    @Joshua
    If your Mankee is level 20, then this is the expected. There is a level cap.

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  126. @David
    No new level cap this week. Maybe next.

    @Anon
    Fast forward button has already been mentioned. So I'm sure it is on Sam's mind.

    @Joshua
    There is a level cap of 20. If Mankee is at this level it will let you fill up the xp bar, but not level up.

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  127. This is a great game. Hope we can level the pokemon up soon,
    Everyone that is asking bout the new market part, you should read sam and dans older blogs. It explain step by step how to download and add old game to new one.

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  128. this game is awesome
    please make sure you get the stones in
    i have a couple of pokemon that would need a stone, like nidoran(when i need it to become nidoking) and pikachu

    keep up the good work

    1 last thing for people struggling with points: go to the 1st viridian forest level. loads of points to be had there for just 10waves

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  129. Need to know what i think fragging amazing thats what this awesome too awesome for good grammer really lovin it

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  130. Please make moves like focus energy to be passive so we won't have to change attacks too much. Since the common norm would be to use it then change quickly, making it passive would remove the time gap caused by changing abilities.

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  131. @Joshua Its quite likely your Mankee has kicked ass until the level cap @ 20. Now don't worry, with installments that Up Arrow (that Reddit users love) should reappear. My Mankee just leveled up to 17. 75% percent says that I'm right.

    However I noticed a visual glitch and tested my hypothesis. 3 Nidoran, 2 male and 1 female, have all evolved properly however for a brief second I say an Ivysaur (in all three) Posulation, press pause at the right moment? ... Otherwise its just a visual glitch, no bigs really.

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  132. Hey, I'm absolutely loving the game but I can't seem to find a volume control, which I think is a tad essential. As much I ove the sound, I usually like to listen to music at the same time so this would be great, thanks.

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  133. What level do you catch paras on? He is the last pokemon I don't have at level 20

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  134. @Joshua- Is it Lv 20 beacause it cant go higher then level twenty.

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  135. @Joshua: did it hit the level cap?

    I may have found a glitch as well. It happens when there's too many pokemon in my inbox and I am able to catch another pokemon. Both the enemy and any other pokemon capable of attacking it freeze. The pokemon can still be used but you have to relocate it out of the zone of catchable pokemon. If you catch said pokemon however, it fixes the glitch, but it repeats whenever another pokemon is in red health.

    Some things to consider fixing: (besides the possible glitch)

    1) The mouse cursor is off when you are holding the pokeball. It makes it impossible to catch pokemon near the bottom of the screen.

    2) The sound lag for attacks (or maybe it's just me :o)

    3) The level up sound still ringing if your pokemon learns a new move in the inbox (I think that's the case)

    Suggestions: xD

    1) You should maybe consider a suggestions and glitches thread on the forum.

    2) Maybe in multiplayer or at some point in the game we can be the one sending pokemon out to get stuff. Would change the move choosing dynamic if we had to keep both offensive and defensive skills in mind.

    3) A lingering graphic for fainted pokemon.

    4) Option to autoskip scenes we've already seen. (really cushy, I know)

    Anyways, you're really doing a wonderful job keeping us all amused. Thanks for your hard work.

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  136. @joshua what lvl is your mankey at?? if 20 it wont lvl up bcoz of the lvl cap being @ 20

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  137. @Joshua, there is currently a level cap of 20. within the next few weeks it will be raised a little.

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  138. Kevin Kieulff NielsenApril 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    I LOVE this game!!! I have played this game so much, that i got all 13 pokemon on lvl 20 with full XP. If you want any help, that Sam and Dan can't answer, so ask me.
    nielsen-kevin@hotmail.com
    I can help with almost everything

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  139. Suggestion here :)

    I don't think you should make an into and an ending for every single stage. I mean, maybe it's just me but I think most of us don't really care about Joey and his adventures and we would rather get the stage sooner, because it means less work for you. Maybe you should make a poll or something.

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  140. i just started up PTD and loaded up my profile and everything went to click on a level to play and it just goes orange then nothings happens :/ this is on http://www.playtowerdefensegames.com/games/1078/play.html

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  141. Joshua, it's because you aren't supposed to get above level 20. Its nt a bug, it's intended.

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  142. @Sam I have a few suggestions. Maybe every week you could put a new level, raise the level cap by two because going by ten, at the end of the game everyones pokemon will be on like lvl 200 lol, you could add one or two new pokemon, and one special gift for us players, and then every one won't be like well are you comin out wth a new level or level cap lol. Hopefully you could consider thinking about my ideas. And how do I get the save file from the apk to the new ptd lock. Thanks for the awsome game.

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  143. hi, Sam. i returned to repeat that u r awesome and write a few suggestions, a question and a bug report. hope u will answer.

    Will Pokemon learn new moves after the evolution with stone? /Please, say Yes ^_^/

    A bug in Veridian Forest 2. One of Beedrills was shocked by Pikachu's attack and suddenly became immobilized and immortal. Had to abort the level. The bug is more rare than a Paras, but it still exists.

    No attack power in move description is really bad. But you already know that, i guess)

    When Pokemart appears you could make pokeballs a limited buyable item. And, maybe, of different types and prices - from ordinary for 200 to Super Mega MasterBall for 2500.

    You could add a Yellow state of pokemon, in wich it can be caught only when weakened. That will look more like an original game.

    Some pokemon evolve only when transferred. Are you planning to add an option of exchanging pokemon via internet in future?

    thanx for attention.

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  144. Hi hi!! I LOVE this game and I play it everyday *-* (yeah I'm kind of crazy xD). So keep it up!! (Sorry if bad english x.o), can't wait for the next update *¬*~

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  145. josh your mankee is level 20. The level cap at the moment is 20. if there was no limt before the game progressed any further people would have a minimum of 6 maxed level pokemon. Which just sint fun.

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  146. And btw @Joshua the lvl limit is 20 for now... I think :) and Mankey evolves on lvl 28 ^-^

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  147. yo sam if you finish early will you update early

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  148. Reguarding viridian forest 2: should have it where if you are able to take down a couple of the beedrill and/or butterfree swarms when they fly past, you get a little more cash then 1 buck. I got 6 level 20s using super effective attacks and still can't stop that whole wave of them. or cut the HP back a little.

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  149. Hey Sam

    Just for replying purposes my name is Pokefan 237

    Love the Game, just wondering a few things that i'm not 100% sure on

    1. Does the game implement Weaknesses and strength with certain types (and if so are these the same as the orginal games)

    2. Does the game implement Same-type attack bonuses (the increase in 50% when a move is used by the same type as the move)


    Also i think i've found a few minor faults with the game:

    1. Some of the moves don't show attack power when i feel they should i.e.:
    Water Gun
    Tackle
    Gust
    Quick Attack
    Scratch
    Leech Life
    Peck
    Fury Attack
    Double Kick

    2. Some of the moves don't show attack cooldown when i feel they should i.e.:
    Electro Ball


    3. I feel you haven't really explained what each of the status ailements actually do to the pokemon when they happen specifially:
    Poisoned
    Paralazed
    Confused

    And as for features i really like the idea of somewhere where you can purchase stones, so i can evolve some of my pokemon


    P.s.
    If you could reply to this comment to say that you've seen that and acknoledged it that would be great, and if you answer my questions even better

    Thanks in Advance

    Pokefan237

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  150. @Sam

    I absolutely love this game, and would like to help out in any way possible. I'm very poor at flash, so would be no good there, but I have a dab hand at Photoshop etc, so perhaps I could sprite for you, or simply make graphics if you wish it?

    Drop an email at louisst@live.com if you're interested.

    I wish you the best for the future.

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  151. over 13000 people follow your blog thats mindboggling

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  152. @ Sam

    Suggestions: Can you make the pokemon's levels easier to see in the party roster selection screen? Perhaps if you hover over the pokemon with the mouse, you can see their level and moves instead of having to click them to check. And also in the pkmn selection screen, you should let us organize our party by dragging pokemon here and there. Different boxes would be a great addition too like the storage system in the pokemon centers in real pokemon games.

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  153. I think someone else might have mentioned this but you really should think of approaching nintendo with this game after it's more developed. This is a great game.

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  154. Hey sam, names Juan and just lettin ya know this game is amazing! I'm using my htc evo shift and with the market, will the update come through there or will I have to uninstall and reinstall? Just asking :) Pokèmon ftw

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  155. The update will come out in the marketplace.

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  156. There is a bug (at least on my game) where every 5 rounds or so, a mob will get down to red health, then freeze in one spot, and my pokemon stop attacking. I have to capture it with the ball before they start attacking again. I end up with like 8 metapods that I have to get rid of if I stay on top of it. If I don't, I end up finishing the level with very little money.

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  157. Why can't the lvl cap be 100?

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  158. It can be 100, but you wouldn't learn any new moves or have evolutions until I get to finish them.

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  159. Make a lvl where we are the ones attacking, not defending.

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  160. That is probably coming for next week. (Level with attacking).

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  161. @Sam

    You may also want to have a look at this:

    http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/8711/proofej.jpg

    ^^ I understand that there might be a trading function? That might have to be patched up before hand.

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  162. @Louis - I've seen stuff like that, I will have server side checks to make sure that the pokemon are legit, when trading.

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  163. @Sam - Just your wondering anon here. Im sorry if ive overlooked it but will the shiny pikachu be on a specific level once the update is out. Or ANY pikachu you see has a small chance to be shiny. Thanks in advance if you reply.

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  164. Any place that you encounter pikachu it has a chance to be shiny. :)

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  165. put it so we can go higher than level 20

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  166. If I did that there wouldn't be an update this week...

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  167. @Sam Good stuff :). It was just in case you hadn't seen it ofc.

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  168. Hey the anon tht asked about pikachu >.< Thanks for replying so fast :P Just made twitter and messaged you xD never thought i would make one but you forced me to!! doing good haha also thought id let you know. I bought pokemon white 5 days ago. I shoulda saved ma money and donated to you. I play ptd more haha.

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  169. Hey once I released the game my pokemon white has been collection dust...

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  170. Lmao tell me about it xD anyway thanks for being so friendly and replying :P i dont want a mob round my house blaming me for slowing u down >_> shame i cant help :P have fun with the rest of the game i know i sure will. FarmerPlox out Adios.
    (previously Anon =D)

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  171. Have class tonight, woke be back till 10PM Est, just letting you guys know I won't be around to answer much till after that. :)

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  172. how do you get the mystery gift???

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  173. @sam ok :P if im on i will try to help people :s

    @Anon Mystery gift is a thing where you would get a code from sam and dpeending on how he implemented the code did different things. So far the code was to get shiny Mew and shiny starter. Because of trolls sam removed this. As it seems at the moment Sam will do odd competitions now and then on his twitter page which right now is the only way to acquire a Mystery code to then receive the gift.

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  174. This is for anyone who has wondered how to get the most money out of playing. This is done using the pokemon below and I have used the skip buttons on each level.

    Wartortle lvl 20-Water gun Pikachu lvl 20-Thundershock Butterfree lvl 20-Confusion Fearow lvl 20-Aerial ace Paras lvl 20-Fury cutter and Nidorino lvl 18-Peck (P.S I was training him up)

    Oaks Lab: £30 40 secs = 0.75 £/s
    Route 1: £28 45 secs = 0.62 £/s
    Route 2: £58 48 secs = 1.21 £/s
    Viridian Forest: £225 (Varies slightly) 130 secs = 1.73 £/s
    Pewter Gym: £140 105 secs = 1.33 £/s
    Route 3: £150 175 secs = 0.86 £/s

    As Viridian Forest 2 is VERY hard to fully complete, it is easier just to focus on killing all of 1 side. The data below is taken from one side. I have also listed if you COULD take them all down, the £/s

    Viridian Forest 2: £150 per side 120 secs = 1.25 £/s or 2.5 £/s
    So, unless you have the perfect combination to take down most of the VR 2 waves, VF1 is the way to go. I may post exp data to show which level is bet to train weaker/stronger pokemon, and if you can earn enough money to compensate the levelling up cost

    Hope this was of help :) And if it was, you can use it freely, just say that it was done by FudgeThis ;)

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  175. Hey fudge not trying to say you didnt put work in because i beleive you did but on the forums someone has done this :o Handy to check out the forums. Otherwise good job :P They didnt note VF2 so thanks ^.^

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  176. Sam you are the best this game is so addicting i can't stop playing it. right now i'm sopposed to be doing homework but i can't stop playing it.

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  177. 185th Comment!!!!!!!!

    POKEMON TOWER DEFENCE RULES!!!

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  178. Whoops! Thanks for the note FarmerPlox

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  179. Np thanks for putting the effort in :P

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  180. I could probably try to do what I said at the bottom, as I think a lot of people got annoyed when they had no money to level up and had to go back to VF1 and earn the money

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  181. I really love the game and I saw a very nice idea for a next update. The Pokemon level should be shown if you watch the storage. I've got many Pikachu's I wanna train (i love pikachu's haha), but I always have to check all of them befor I know which one of them I want to train. Hopefully you can implement this easily so it will be in the game very soon.

    very very nice game i love it, but i dont want to get all my pokémon at lvl 20 before the next update so I'll have to wait. But I don't mind! You're just doing great and going very fast with the updates, love it!

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  182. Make a multi-player option... maybe?

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  183. Get 6 Pokemon using quick attacks at the same time (Its deadly)

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  184. I have to say Anon at 2:49 i love pikachu to xD i have my 6 pikka army all using electro ball =D

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  185. Great game! Could you please show the attack power for all of the attacks?

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  186. Sam, what you mean with "Your pokemon 'towers' will now animate".

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  187. @Kevin
    I wandered this at first but looking at my screen now i see still pokemon (except 90 degree turns) and as you see the wild pokemon are 'animate' they hve a non fixed animation. So im guessing the towers will be the same like butterfree/beedrill flapping their wings slightly for example

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  188. Your game is the best in the internet! *.*
    A multiplayer mode would be great...maybe a versus mode, or a coop mode...i don't know xD but you are the BEST!

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  189. please put the continuation of game.dhis game is very good but not bad is the continuation

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  190. aah! now i understand...thanks FarmerPlox

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  191. Any chance of the mobile version spreading beyond Android? I'd rather like it for my overprice iGlass :)

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