Monday, August 15, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: v3.6.1 is out! New Mystery Gift Bug Catcher and Weekly Progress List

Want to play Ninja-ja? Get a shiny pikachu, shiny mew, shiny starter, shiny magikarp or have your suggestion for a weapon design to be used on Ninja-ja? Click here for more info on how you can get those things.

Get Ninja-ja: Apprentice Edition for free, after completing one of the offers provided! 

Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

What's new in v3.6.1
  • Bug Catcher Mystery Gift Avatar - Solve the Mystery Hunt to get your very own Bug Catcher Avatar!
  • Shiny Quest Bug Fix - The Shiny Voltorb Quest will now accept Electrode and Pikachu at level 42 or higher.
Where can I play?
So looking at the polls it seems like the majority of you like the SnD Coin idea. I can assure you that you won't be able to buy anything exclusive. It is meant for players who want to save time or just donate and get a nice prize in return.If you don't or can't pay then you can still get the same prizes by playing the game or trading somebody.

I'm also looking forward to HTD Tuesdays tomorrow :) I'll be posting some art and I'll be talking a little about some early work that Dan and I have done for the design of the game.

Progress List Moved to top blog post you can discuss it there.

Keep the feedback coming! As always let me know what you think.

336 comments:

  1. can you please make another training level like you did in chapter two with only one road instead of a splitting one like in the rock tunnel cause i might wanna train some weak pokemon at strong places as well as normall training...

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  2. Second.
    Please don't change the attack power and stuff. I really like it like it is right now. Plus, how are you going to make moves like Flamethrower NOT be broken? Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, Psychic, don't have recoil, have 100% accuracy...
    Leave it like it is please!

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  3. next time if you make a contest can you tell us a day or two ahead so we don't miss it? I always miss the contests from the mew one to the one today!

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  4. I know you want it to be very hard to get the dogs but is there anyway you could make it easier to get them?

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  5. will the moves that can hit more than one pokemon (earthquake flamethrower hydro pump etc.) still be able to hit all the same amount of pokemon and do the new damage?

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  6. @anon 8:24PM - I'll have to balance things on the enemy side to make it so the moves don't destroy everything.

    @anon 8:25PM - Contest are random, I don't plan them that far ahead.

    @anon 8:27PM - The daily codes will have the chance to get the dogs so if you get lucky you can get a dog :)

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  7. @anon 8:30PM - Yes, but they might have a slightly higher cooldown of about 24 frames compared to 18 frames.

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  8. no entendi lo 2º q se agro :sds lo de voltbor shiny

    joaqo

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  9. I'm curious about the candy = to number of pokemon thing that you mention, I'm not sure I get it, if you make it equal, then if you let all the pokemon pass, you lose, don't you? What does this have to do with preventing cheating?

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  10. @anon 8:34 PM que no tiene que ser nivel 42 a la fuerza, puede ser 43 o 44.

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  11. Wooohoo! Looking forward to this update :3

    KimmyLube

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  12. sam I saw you were changing the moves and hated the idea but then I saw you were changing the cooldown and enemy health to balance things and just loved the idea. I also think it is the best idea ever that you also have a very small chance to get the dogs in the daily codes. Now I'm thinking with all of this and a new level I don't care if this update takes a month it's going to be amazing. You're a genius sam and deserve every single fan you have and more!:D

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  13. Leader of LuxinapeAugust 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    @Sam-I have 3 bugs that you could fix for 3.7 or a later update.
    1-Poison types are getting poisoned. They should be immune
    2-It doesent let you redo achievements on a different profile of the same account.
    3-There was this really strange glitch in mt.moon 2 where it let me catch a wild Geodude by scrolling the Pokeball over the attack about to kill it.
    On a happier note, great game, and you are now reading the comment of one of a select few that is OK with the shiny rate lowering. I still found 2 (really 3, one was accidently deleted) shinies since the rate became 1/8000. I haven't disagreed with any of your ideas since taking the dogs away, even though I'm more upset now about the fact that I'm probably never going to get one unless I trade away several good shinies. I can't even count the times I've been in front of a computer at 11:00 at night constantly refreshing your latest post constantly for update checks. I'm positive I'm not the only one, and that goes to show that ypu've come up with a great game, and I can compare it to several of the "real" Pokemon games on a scale of quality.

    P.S. Infernape and Luxray (my namesakes) patiently wait for their trns to get in on the TD action.

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  14. @Sam

    Adding Candy to the training levels (0%) - There will be candy equal to the number of pokemon coming out, meaning if there are 30 pokemon coming out of a training level there will be 30 candy at the end of the level. So you still can't lose the level. This is to prevent cheating.
    Other forms of hacking will make the game go to the main screen automatically without warning (0%)

    Those 2 things I have questions on.

    The first one is clearly for the Speed/Freeze hack exploit that is all over the internet.

    However the second one wouldnt that prevent the speed/freeze hack anyways so I dont see the point to the first one?

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  15. PokeFan Gen 1 (MIX)August 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Don't forget to add the search for wanted pokemon feature. :D

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  16. @Kimmy - :)

    @Luxinape - Ah you've posted this a couple times now. 1. It's coming!
    2. This is intended and it's why you get 3 prizes for each achievement.
    3. This is part of how the game works, I will try to fix it.

    @anon 8:47PM - Both of those go hand in hand, I just wanted to explain why you might lose a training level (if you let everybody by).

    @PokeFan - good call.

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  17. Who writes the Hunt codes?
    The 7th clue says;
    "Whats the Introduction of creep world sim on playTDG then very last planet is call hope and has population left living what is the 3rd number in on the population left."

    What does that mean? It looks like it was thrown through google translator several times.

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  18. @anon 8:51PM - That website's owner writes them. I'm not sure what it means either but the 7th digit is 8

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  19. Could you make it so we can fast-forward levels? That'd be awesome.

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  20. @anon 8:56PM - I'm working to see how I would do it on my setup since my code wasn't design for that.

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  21. Added something new to the list:

    New Title Screen (50%) - The artist finally got back to me! His prize is a Legendary Dog of his choosing and he choose Suicune!

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  22. @Sam

    I think he deserves an exclusive shiny Suicune :D

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  23. miss enemies is the most annoying thing ever. sorry :/
    already hated it in other games.

    I liked it more when you lowered the damage values of the moves to balance it. The damage over time won't change much by this change, I suppose. if I do 100 dmg with 25% miss chance or 75 dmg with 0% miss chance, there is no difference in the long run.
    It's just because people want to see big damage numbers, isn't it? :p

    But I'm looking forward to the new level. :)
    And HTD sounds really interesting too!

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  24. Sam, Are the avatars customizable? I.E. Bug catcher avatar with suicune hat? If not, I think this would be a nice feature. Can't test this as I don't have bug catcher avatar, can't figure out clues 5 and 6

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  25. _______HEY SAM________
    Awsome game, idea for the future- why not have a select order in the targeting system? For example, Makeing the ignore red top priority and then super effective 2nd priority and so on.
    I would like to be able to use the ignore red, and also the most health selection at the same time for training.

    Ps. why do we need to type in a random word when we post a comment??

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  26. As far as the trading system goes, you should implement a way to add/take away Pokemon requests. For instance, say I already have a pokemon up for trade without any requests, I should have the ability to add a request.

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  27. Can you make moves like quick attack and extreme speed actually be faster than other moves?

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  28. @anon 9:02PM - Yea heh.

    @anon 9:06PM - No they are not, it will be pretty hard to do this actually.

    @anon 9:08PM - I might do that in a future update. Also you need to type a word to prevent a program from spamming.

    @anon 9:09PM - I might add this in a future update but I'm not a big fan of it, unless it were to reset all the offers on it.

    @anon 9:14PM - Yup :)

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  29. I saw the new level and was excited about ghost type but then I didn't see a section for new pokemon to add.:(

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  30. @anon 9:08
    This is to prevent spam, and bots which spam.

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  31. Hi, I had a question regarding stone evolution. If I evolve my Staryu, Pikachu, or Gloom, will their evolved forms still be able to learn all the moves they could have if they were not evolved?

    I ask because Vileplume, Raichu, and Starmie all learn no level up moves at all for the most part in the actual games x__x Is it the same in ptd? thanks!

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  32. @anon 9:18PM - We need to get the Silph's Scope before we get ghost :)

    @anon 9:25PM - Yes, only 3 levels after. So if pikachu learns something at 25 then raichu will learn it at 28.

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  33. Ok Sam,


    @anon 8:47PM - Both of those go hand in hand, I just wanted to explain why you might lose a training level (if you let everybody by).


    Alright they both go hand in hand. But what if the person were to place pokemon to kill the oncoming pokemon so they couldn't take the candy? Would the second
    "Other forms of hacking will make the game go to the main screen automatically without warning (0%)"
    stop the hack all together?

    Like say on route 5 I am playing I have all level 44 pokemon and Im just placing them to kill the oncoming pokemon so they cannot get to the candy. I do that, but I have cheat engine running with the speed/freeze hack going on. Would the quoted fix stop that from happening?

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  34. Can we level up pokes in the hacked version without having them being labeled (HACKED VERSION)?
    I've just started school and there's not enough time to level up on the blog cause i caught loads of pokes and traded for low leveled pokes.

    -Mike2288

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  35. Adding on to the stone question, does it apply to say the oddish/gloom/vileplume line? Because on the wiki it says oddish learns petal dance at 42, but doesn't say that gloom learns it x__x Is that just the wiki unupdated?

    I guess my real question is will Vileplume ever learn petal dance?

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  36. Is the physical/Special split in Ptd? Will rage affect say thunderbolt or surf?

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  37. With the miss and the exact power damage for each skill, it seems you really want to make it like the pokemon game, I'm not sure it'll work well with a TD game. I guess you can try but that also means you're going to make moves like Thunder (70% hit chance, not sure why this is the only move out of the 3, Fire Blast & Blizzard, to not have an AOE spell) hit 100% of the time when Rain Dance is active?

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  38. so venasaur will learn a move 6 lvls after bulbasaur? o.o

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  39. thanks sam
    forgot we had to get to celadon for the silph scope first but are there going to be any new pokemon or will it have repeat pokemon but still be amazing?

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  40. Well played friend, completely forgot about silph scope! Does this mean celadon gym will come before the tower? Also, suggestion for multiplayer,more than just battles, gambling at the game corner in celadon! get you a porygon or dratini why dontcha? Final question, will the tower be a training level or will TR be there like normal?

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  41. hey sam someone has an entei but it doesn't show a sprite. is it hacked because I sent a ton of offers for it. oh and when I search entei it doesn't show up, I have to look up his account.

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  42. 36º :) Sam you will put new pokemons?

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  43. hey sam i don't know if you put a warning if shiny pokemon appeard but could you put a place so we can change the warnig like the soud when our pokemon in danger(red bar in games)


    Anthony

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  44. Hi Sam,

    Thank you very much for implementing the sort buttons. Makes my life a lot easier. You have said that you are adding a level sort button, but how about a shiny/non-shiny button? Or have it so that the shiny ones are always first? Right now everytime sort by name and then back to number they get randomized again.

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  45. Bug catcher is my fav. avatar so far thanks Sam

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  46. Could you have it save after every level and every pokemon caught? Flash player crashes a lot. :(

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  47. Yay, Lavender Town! That means soon we'll get the Pokémon Tower... and ghost Pokémon! :D

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  48. Hey Sam with the adding candy to the training levels. Shouldnt the # of candy be equal to the total # of pokemon +1?

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  49. Wait, your making training levels. Could you please explain what you mean by that?

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  50. im confused... are there going to be new pokemon or no?

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  51. SAM! this update is lavender town, but do you think, maybe, possibly, for the next level, you could do something like this?
    http://s4.zetaboards.com/poketd/topic/8866035/1/#new

    =O

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  52. @anon 9:30PM - Yes you will be stopped, cheat engine can be very tricky to stop but once I saw the actual process then it's very easy to stop.

    @Mike - Can't do that :(

    @anon 9:33PM - Yes.

    @anon
    @anon 9:36PM - Yes, rage will not affect special moves.

    @anon 9:38PM - I'll try to add little details like that as I go.

    @anon 9:39PM - No, it only applies to stone evolution pokemon.

    @anon 9:41PM - There won't be any new pokemon to capture but there might be new non capture pokemon.

    @anon 9:43PM - Thanks for the suggestion. Also I don't think the level will be a training level.

    @anon 9:46PM - That's a fake, it's not even a real legendary dog. If it was then it would have a picture.

    @Santi - Not for capture on this new level.

    @Anthony - I'll see what I can do.

    @Pyro - I will see what I can do, I don't have a lot of room to work with on the storage screen.

    @anon 10:11PM - Thank you for playing :)

    @anon 10:20PM - I tried that before but the server can't handle the load of everybody constantly saving that much.

    @Heather - Heading to Celadon first, but that means Eevee soon!

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  53. so the entei is a fake but can I still get it and use it sam?

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  54. @Tibia - Yea I suppose that would prevent you from losing :)

    @xehan - I'm adding candy to the levels that don't have candy. But I'm adding enough to were you still can't lose. It's to prevent some tricky hacking.

    @abro - Nope.

    @phinq - It's possible, I hope I remember!

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  55. @anon 10:34PM - When I say it's a fake I don't mean it's something you can use. When you put it in your game it won't show entei's picture it will show a different pokemon's picture and it won't allow you to see place it on the field since its a fake.

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  56. thanks sam removed all the offers for the entei.

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  57. Oh i thought you would be making a tutorial section that would have like five levels explain all the concepts of PTD so that new players won't be so confused when they start out.

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  58. @xehanorto - Hah nah, I'll probably add something like that later on.

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  59. Sam, I love how almost a month after the eevee spammers calmed down, they didn't even realize eevee is in celadon, meaning that they're about to get it, oh the laughs, the laughs, but what I'm looking forward to more is SNORLAX can't wait to see how he'll tie into the story! Also, will it be possible to recieve shiny eevee? I reccomend daily code over SnD coins because peopl will get really mad if it's exclusive to SnD

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  60. @Sam Otero

    Oh, but I am glad you were thinking about adding that, because I got a friend who plays the game and he is totally lost on some of the concepts and he would like some tutorial levels.

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  61. what update are you going to add the pokedex feature to keep the pokemon in the pokedex saying you have it even after its traded?

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  62. Oh snorlax is coming! that's gonna be awesome. before that though could we go to the game corner and use the slots with pokedollars and buy the pokemon there too?

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  63. @anon 10:54PM - I'll think of something for shiny eevee but it won't be exclusive to SnD.

    @rez - It's on my list I'm sure it will show up when I get some time. There is a lot of structure that needs to be built for that. The game not only has to remember your current pokemon but any that you had. So it's not as easy as it might sound.

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  64. @anon 11:01PM - I'm sure I will incorporate the game corner somehow :)

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  65. ok. thanks for the reply.
    i hope it happens soon tho :D

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  66. with the sort by level will we be able to sort it from both highest-lowest and lowest-highesT?

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  67. @anon 11:11PM - If I can fit it.

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  68. _________Sam___________
    I think for this blog, you should add a thumbs up button for every posted comment, like youtube, So you know if a lot of people like the idea, or if its something you have to look at.

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  69. @Brian - I wish I could add something like that but blogspot doesn't support it.

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  70. Sam, would you be able to make it an option in the Pokemon select screen for dropping Pokemon to push the Pokemon under it one space to the right. I understand that lots of people like the new system, but if you implemented this, it would make the sorting much easier for me. Thank you for the fun games, and this new update sounds good.

    Sincerely,
    Crazymerio.

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  71. hi sam i was wondering 4 the silph scope why not make a challenge level to get it
    another thing in the games there is the cell phone feature where u can face previous trainers again wut about that?
    anyway keep up the great work!!
    ansul

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  72. TRADES TRADES TRADES!
    I NEED TRADES lol
    looking for shiny abra, shiny ekans, shiny bulbasaur, shiny squirtle

    I have strong shiny pokemon to trade
    check em out

    trader name: julianbello07

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  73. really want shiny digglet and shiny drowsee.

    will trade some of my own shinies like growlith or clefable.

    look me up if you have those two pokemon

    trade name is "Ovais"

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  74. Trade center name: D-Sab
    Accepting ANYTHING for my shiny pidgeys and normal pikachus.

    Gotta say, going nuts searching for a dog. Ever since the dogs were put in the wild, I've gotten 10 shiny pokemon in the wild. I statistically should have seen one dog by now. Are there any levels that they're guaranteed to never appear in? Feeling like I'm wasting time in the levels I'm searching in.

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  75. "Adding Candy to the training levels (0%) - There will be candy equal to the number of pokemon coming out, meaning if there are 30 pokemon coming out of a training level there will be 30 candy at the end of the level. So you still can't lose the level. This is to prevent cheating."
    Woaaaaah! LOL What do you cheat in a level you can't loose? =S lol You can answer after its fixed so people don't exploit it but now I'm curious =P

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  76. Uh, I seem to have noticed a bug inside the Rock tunnel. Example, I'm facing right, and I'm a girl with the Suicune hat thing, and when I click the left option and I turn left, but suddenly turn into a boy for a small second and then back into the girl with the Suicune hat.

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  77. instead of having a daily code and a weekly code you should have two different weekly codes one for a pokemon and one for an avatar and you only get to choose one for each week

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  78. my bug is that on a level where you send out pokemon to get the candy and they beat it, it says a shiny pokemon has appeared

    please fix this

    bugfinder

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  79. Sam the download link of EXE file doesn't work. Please fix it.

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  80. Over 600 monsters to choose from!

    Pokedaddy has no hacks!

    Many shinies up for trade!

    Just search for Pokedaddy- PTD's #1 Pokemon Trader

    Now accepting:
    Shiny Machop
    Shiny Mew
    ...and The Dogs

    "Who's your Pokedaddy?"

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  81. @sam
    I mentioned this yesterday on last blog but no reply just wondering are you going to add an autolv feature

    ??? (???? in trading center)

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  82. @sam pls read this
    PokemasterSteve has offered me a fake entei like you mentioned before after this update what happens if i put up in requests that i want entei, will i get this fake then automatically or doesnt it trade then?

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  83. @Sam,

    Hey sam, loving the box sorting. And adding by level will be good. But two things on it:
    - Pressing it twice should reverse the sort
    - A Standard sort, which works the same way as the original sort.

    Cheers!

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  84. Hey Sam happy to see the accuracy thing. I am curious if u will adopt the real game's accuracy mechanics (say the formula to calculate the percentage whether a move hits or misses). If u will, does it imply every pokemon has its accuracy stats and evasion stats which affect a move's accuracy? I mean, the tower raises its accuracy stats and lowers enemy's evasion stats to enhance a move's successful hit rate.

    But then, if u won't, does it imply the accuracy is simply determined by the move itself only? And the tower can do nothing to reinforce a move's successful hit rate?

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  85. Sam any difference between the Solarbeam used by our towers and by Ash's Bulbasaur since their animation is not exactly the same :D

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  86. I propose changing the color of Dragon Breath to that of Dragon Rage, ie. blue rim surrounding yellow centre. This color tone suits Dragon type much more than the current green tone does. A greenish Dragon Breath looks like vomiting:( But the shape is fine, just like flamethrower and hydro pump and charged beam and flash cannon. Please consider my proposal seriously.

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  87. Sam perhaps we could have an option to change our email in the pokemom center...

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  88. I Saw a SamO with the Ash avatar, that will most likely be you! I FOUND IT the SamO was offering a Spearow

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  89. Hi!I have been to holidays and i havent play pokemon for a long time but yesterday when i 1st tried to login i couldnt because my password was to long and now i cant write it all...I tried to recover it and they sent me a smaller password but it was wrong...Plz help!

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  90. For the targeting system I have a suggestion:
    put a choice for nearest to the candy. There are some lvls where the candy is far from any of your pokemon and there isnt any way to choose the one that is closer.

    Example: A golem is near to the candy but it is so slow that pigeys run quicker. I have my pokes to hit the quicker enemy so the golem took the candy.
    But if i tried to hit the slower enemy then the pigeys will have a good chance to take some candies. If there was any way to defend myself better is by having the chance to hit the enmy closer to the candy.

    P.S. If you want remove the ignore candy because i think there isnt anyone that will use it...

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  91. Is today HTD Tuesday?:D

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  92. Pidgeotto – Lvl (24) Shiny – TradeID (14e4a6e17443be) – View Request (0)

    Graveler – Lvl (34) Shiny – TradeID (14e4a6c9e18501) – View Request (0)

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  93. Sam I'm dying to know where Joey and Maruto are in Story mode of ptd! :p

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  94. Sam, some people are going to think this will be a nice quick update but it's not at all. The move rebalance is going to take a while by itself so don't listen to those people trying to rush you later in the week. Just know that this update will have a huge effect on this game changing the moves so take your time to make it right.

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  95. Sam one question
    Why is your avatar a fisherman and will we be able to get it soon?

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  96. @Sam
    Did you completely throw out the idea of classic and advanced mode from weeks ago?

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  97. Hey can u say how i get flash move ? I checked Tms/Hms, Electric, Grass no one can learn this move, i checked pokemon mark also and nope... nothing, so how ?

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  98. At last I'll have my search for pokemon requested. Shiny Mew, here I come!

    (Btw, I have lots of pokemon, amny of them are shinies. My name is Eldred. But I'd prefer to trade my pokemons for rare shinies, mew or the dogs.)

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  99. I got a shiny zubat anyone want to trade with me?

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  100. This stuff is awesome, what you're implementing.

    And please make the Silph Scope via a challenge level, so we can "see" Ghastly in the tower, however you do it.

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  101. hey sam, i have an idea that will involve SnD coins. not sure if it would be all that or good in other peoples eyes for whatever the reason.but later on once u have things more put together for the SnD coins u should sell different sprites, like how shinies are except only can get them through buying them through SnD coins and they have a totally different look ,custom to what you think would look "cool" and what not. idk just a thought give me your opinion please

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  102. OMG first HTD Tuesday cant wait for Sam and Dan to show us their work.

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  103. Are we done with the pokemon exclusive to one version of the game? I've only been focusing on my primary profile which is the red version. Everything from my blue version profile is in the 20's for levels and would take a long time to get all the way through to the current levels.

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  104. Hey Sam, the hacked version tag is only for people in the trade center, so that they are getting fair trades right? You don't have a master plan in the future to wipe out all the the hacked pokemon from everyones account like kyogre and mew were? Or is your intention as long as we aren't trading hacked pokes, we can level up fast if we are too busy or whatever but if we want to trade we would need to level up a poke legit for a serious offer?

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  105. When a Pokémon reaches a certain level, it would evolve first, learn moves second (e.g. Meowth lv. 30 will try to evolve before learning Pay Day). In the original games this is the other way around.

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  106. @Sam;

    When you finally get on to multiplayer may I suggest some kind of lobby/rooms to make finding other players easier.

    As well as invade/defend multiplayer like the main game, I'd like to see the turn based PvP battle system for multiplayer like on the original games etc

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  107. I found a typo in rock tunnel when you defeat picnicker Dana if you go up her name changes to picniker Ariana.

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  108. Kinda noticed something. Normal Tentacool have some excess green stuff outside the their red part. Guessing it wasn't removed in the sprite editing. Might want to fix that :)

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  109. @Crazymerio - I'll see what I can do.

    @ansul - The scope will be part of the story so I want to keep it in story mode. Also the cell phone feature sounds pretty interesting for the future. Thanks.

    @Gon - I'll let you guys know after :)

    @Anon 1:39AM - Yes I know exactly what you are talking about, unfortunately I can't really do much about it, since it displays the picture before my code can change it.

    @Kyle - Daily codes is more like a lottery, the weekly one is more like a guaranteed prize.

    @bugfinder - What do yo mean and they beat it?

    @anon 2:47AM - which one of the three?

    @anon 3:56AM - I'll add it on my list, it's not a huge priority for me.

    @anon 3:58AM - The request won't automatically go this will be applied only to new offers.

    @Keyser - The reverse sort won't be there it would be a pain to keep track of your previous sort. Something for the standard sort is something that many people have asked for so I will add it at some point.

    @anon 4:56AM - To start off I will only be doing miss based on the attack it self but soon after I will add the real games accuracy mechanics. Plus moves that will affect accuracy.

    @anon 5:05AM - I tried to make it similar but it ended up be different.

    @anon 5:23AM - I used the color from the anime, but if more people feel that way I can change it.

    @anon 5:26AM - I'll add it to the list, for the future.

    @anon 5:46AM - Use the short password, the game only accepts 10 digits for password.

    @Falax - I'll keep it in mind.

    @anon 8:21AM - Yup!

    @anon 9:33AM - You will one of them on this new level.

    @Muncho - My avatar is Red/Ash :)

    @anon 9:37AM - Yes I did.

    @Raul - Check out the FAQ.

    @xtreme - we will come back to the tower after we get the scope in story mode.

    @anon 11:19AM - Very cool idea.

    @anon 11:31AM - :)

    @anon 11:44AM - I'll see if I can create some differences in each version.

    @joe - There is no master plan only preventing people in the trade center from not getting fair trades.

    @anon 11:51AM - Yea, I need to take care of this in the future.

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  110. @Dan - It's going to be similar to what you are describing.

    @anon 12:21PM - Thanks, will fix this for the update.

    @anon 12:21PM - Thanks ;)

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  111. Hey sam! been following your blog and this game since the first days in the android market, I'm really impressed with how dedicated you are to this game!

    Now maybe the move rebalance coming will help fix this, but I think digletts cave is abnormaly hard! I had a team of level 40s ready for it (which someone progressing through the game wouldn't have) when it came out but a week later I still can't get past wave 13 or so. (those damn arboks never die!)

    Just thought I'd point it out so you could make sure the game would progress correctly, I wouldn't wish my frustration with level 40&41's on anyone who had just beat the level before that.

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  112. @Valiant Cookie
    It's not hard..
    It's beatable with 6 lvl 5 pidgeys with sand attack
    Tower Defence games should be challenging anyhow.

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  113. @ Sam: About the candy in training levels.

    Does that mean that levels like Viridian Forest 2, Route 3, and the Rock Tunnel wild Pokemon encounters will all have candy? If that's the case, I wonder what the "lose screen" text will read in Route 3 and Viridian Forest 2.

    I suppose the only way to lose in your example is to not send any Pokemon out.

    Also, since Route 5 is technically a training level (at least I remember you calling Route 5 a training level), will you be increasing the number of candy on that level?

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  114. Hey Sam,
    just finished reading the progress blog and pretty much almost all of it sounds good except here...Move Rebalance (0%) - All moves will regain their original attack power straight from the Generation 5 Move set, but will now be able to recoil damage, miss, etc.Its the part when you said miss,don't you think it kinda takes away the tower defense part out of the game?I hope you consider something to it and reply soon.
    PokemonMaster100

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  115. Oh, sounds good. I'm looking forward to another potential NPC trade. Maybe we can trade a Cubone or a Haunter for something. I know a lot of people are going to love the prospect of a shiny Gengar (or a regular Gengar) like me!

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  116. sam dont raise the lv cap more than 46 in 5-6 updates cuz we are in celadon already and erika has pokemons lv 30 so dont raise it plz,and valiant beat digleets cave like this

    SPOT 2 golem or dugtrio bulldoze

    SPOT 3 arbok or persian screech

    SPOT 4 and 5 gyarados aqua tail

    SPOT 6 primeape cross chop

    ANYWHERE nidoran/arcanine helping hand,with that its so easy.

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  117. When are we going to see the pictures for HTD? I have shiny machoke level 44 in the trade center looking for dogs, Mew, and shiny Hypno.
    Chase98

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  118. Hey Sam
    Are you going to make it so that we can trade money as well as pokemon in the trading center, seeing as money isn't going to be obsolete any more when daily codes come out?

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  119. I´m playing rock cave now for almost 3 hours and not even one shiny appeard
    Do I have to beat all 4 trainers bevor shinys will appear or do i just have no luck on this level?

    Christina

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  120. @ Sam

    you mentioned that the pokemon storage screen didn't have much space for all the buttons you wanted. maybe you should just have a 'sort by' button which brings up a popup with the choices. and these choices could be as small as the targeting system choices.

    Also i think pokemon not currently available should be grey in the pokedex, not white, so we can easily see which pokemon we have yet to catch.

    Oh and what is the current shiny rate and dog rate?

    Great game am loving the new levels. challenging too, i can't do diglets cave, even with 6 level 36 pokemon. :-) keep it up

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  121. erm.. while you're adding that "search for pokemon requested" function, do you think you can throw in the ability to see what people have requested for their pokemon..

    for instance, let's say I know I want a pikachu (i don't, but let's say I do)
    so I search for a pikachu and there's about a billion different pikachu up for trade in the pokecenter, so I pick one at random and offer whatever it Is I want to offer and I wait for a response.. but what if there is a pikachu that is up for trade, that someone is already looking for the pokemon I offered to this other guy, I've got no way of knowing this.. unless I'm just using the pokecenter wrong?

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  122. phinq - thats what that function means

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  123. Hello Sam, I came here to tell a strange thing that happens almost every time one appears shiny, instead of appearance: A Shiny Pokemon appeared, appears: Achievement Saving, Please Wait ... ! Only once appeared normal, now every time I encounter a shiny is: Achievement Saving, Please Wait ... '-'

    PS: I'm from Brazil, I speak here through google translator! If have written something wrong, I'm sorry! Google translator is not as effective in Brazil =P

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  124. Sam I have a suggestion, This might have been mentioned several times before, or maybe not, but here it goes. Now that buffs last must longer and is less of a hassle to keep them up, I suggest the buff icons should appear on the 6 pokemon icons on the bottom. This allows easier tracking of buffs without having to need the camera on top of the pokemon.

    Seems like the natural progression of the "buff" system. While I think everyone would like them "auto-refresh", I think that might make it too easy. This seems like a nice compromise without making it to hard or too easy.

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  125. Hello, Sam & Dan:

    I'm helper in a latin forum about PTD, my duty is translate and comment the game updates that are shown here as posts, and also add a representative image about this update (e.g, in 3.3 the image were about the 3 dogs, in 3.6 a shiny voltorb...).

    In these update i'd thought that the image could be a SnD coin. Could you, please, post an image of that coin??

    Thanks

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  126. @Valiant Cookie - It's good to see that there are still some people from the beginning.
    The moves rebalanced will make levels easier due to most attacks going up in power.

    Also a lot of people have posted strategys on how to beat the level on comments below yours.

    @Chris Tan - I'll some sort of generic thing.
    Also Route 5 won't change.

    @anon 1:26PM - Moves are so fast that missing here and there won't really change the pace of the game. It will just make you think about which move you would rather use.


    @anon 1:33PM - Erika's pokemon will be closer to lvl 50.

    @chase98 - soon.

    @anon 1:36PM - Money is too easy to hack right now, if I can fix it then I'll allow some sort of money trading.

    @Christina - It's luck.

    @Mike - I might just have to do that.

    @Dluka - The first achievement is about finding the shiny pokemon so it will show up as that.

    @h3ll - Sounds good, I'll keep it in mind going forward.

    @anon 3:44PM - I don't have an image like that I guess you can photoshop one or just find a regular coin image.

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  127. Sam,

    Could you please make it so we can send pokemon that we have up for trade back to any of our profiles?

    I've noticed that Graveller, Poliwhirl, and Machoke all evolve once we put them up for trade and then recall them. I recall that in the original gameboy games, we had the option of preventing them from evolving. Sometimes we don't want them to evolve.

    Also, Avatars improve the trading center. I wish that you would consider just making a lot of them available rather than making them gifts. Diversity is nice!

    Also, so many players have kept the name Satoshi, can you make it required that they pick something else?

    -MasterHoyt

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  128. Will we be able to get the dogs with SnD coins because i think that would be really cool but i would make them pretty expensive but also have a package where you can get all three but like they are discounted for buying them at the same time. or maybe like pick a day like HTD tuesdays between like 5pm and 7pm where it would be like a buy one get one free for the coins. also considering all the title screen entries were pretty cool i think that they deserve a shiny of there choice not a mew or the dogs but anything else in the game.

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  129. @masterhoyt - you can call them back to make them evolve

    @anon 5:19pm -sounds interesting

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  130. "Zero Z" is offering fake pokemon in trade center changing name constantly

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  131. If and when you do implement eevee into the game please make it a regular pokemon to catch and not some sort of challenge or quest. I would like to have all three eevee evolutions not just one choice.

    -Thank you

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  132. Is it possible to stop the .exe version of PTD closing whenever I press the ESC key. It gets annoying when I'm playing Minecraft at the same time and try to pause it to level up a tower but get confused between which window I have selected. Earlier today I lost a shiny poliwag because of this.
    If that isn't possible, could you make the game auto save when people catch shiny pokemon? This wouldn't increase the server load too much would it?

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  133. Oh, yeah! I'm so happy that all the other hacking sytems will not work anymore!I bet the hackers won't feel so good!-Anon

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  134. Hey sam

    i was wondering if you were about to add a endles lvl in the game to with a hiscore or title just to show of your skills and let the otheras now who are the real tacticus and get the highest waves

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  135. @anon 5:56PM - Haven't decided yet actually.

    @anon 6:22PM - I'll see what I can do.

    @emiel - I'll do something like that once we have more pokemon in the game.

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  136. Emmm I collected 10 pikachu without closing the game and level'd one of those pikachu and a voltorb to 42 and when I went into the cave the guy says I still don't have those things ... any idea????

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  137. I forgot to say I evolved the Voltorb :o

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  138. trades!!!!!
    i have shiny voltorb and shiny machop to give out

    i need shiny bulbasaur shiny squirtle or shiny ekans

    trade name: julianbello07

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  139. @ anon 8.19

    Maybe it is because you need an electrode and not a voltorb

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  140. I have electrode at 42 I evolved voltorb

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  141. Sorry didn't saw your next comment but i should try to do the quest again

    a tip from me is to click rapidly on the pokebal if you see the pikachu because you have then the least chance to mis one and will finish the quest in no-time

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  142. catch 10 pikachu's again? That's such a horrible thing to do lol :( took me ages and I don't want to do it ALL over again for him to say I don't have it...

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  143. i could trade you my shiny voltorb for a shiny digglet/drowsee

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  144. sam i cant get flash ive cut the tree and nothing

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  145. Sam any idea? Do you have to catch the 10 pikachu AND level to 42 before logging out? I caught the 10 pikachu yesterday and level'd to 42 today I did turn off after catching the 10 pikachu is that why I failed quest???

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  146. @anon 9:11PM - Don't skip the ending to get flash.

    @anon 9:20PM - Yes you need to catch the pikachu and talk to him without turning the game off or logging off.

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  147. Can you please put Pokemon Tower defense on the app market...i would love it if it was free!!!! :)

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  148. can anyone please trade me a shiny digglet or shiny drowsee.
    i have alot of good shiny pokemon too to trade. look up ovais if you can trade them.

    PS- sam sorry for posting this on the other HTD page

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  149. Diglett's Cave, is this supposed to happen? Used Whirlwind on an attacking Pokemon holding a candy. It went back to the entrance, and the candy disappeared.

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  150. On route 5 the achievement unlocked screen came up and froze the game :(
    I had just caught a shiny vulpix and I really don't want to lose it!!!
    Please help Sam!

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  151. Whenever a shiny zubat, pidgey, geodude, or rattata appears, the "Achievement unlocked" screen comes up.

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  152. oltorb - Lvl (20) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b3491e68bd) - View Request (0) - Call Pokemon Back To Profile

    Voltorb - Lvl (20) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b349fc40bf) - View Request (0) - Call Pokemon Back To Profile

    Voltorb - Lvl (20) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b0d7b549b4) - View Request (0) - Call Pokemon Back To Profile

    Voltorb - Lvl (20) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b34b12bf1f) - View Request (0) - Call Pokemon Back To Profile

    Voltorb - Lvl (20) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b347d22d77) - View Request (0) - Call Pokemon Back To Profile



    I have shiny voltorb!

    gimme some trade offers
    i want rare shinys

    trade name julianbello07

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  153. hey i know its old news, and I have beat every level with no problem, but diglet's cave pokemon still have WAY too much HP to train

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  154. Hey Sam a question if you have time to answer, Any hopes in making Vuplix and Eevee catchable? I would really love to see the Eeveelutions so that theres more use for those stones in the shop. (:

    Great game also!

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  155. @ sam
    Please, sam i'm begging you to add the high attack moves to pokemons other than the dogs.

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  156. can u plase bring in eevee that would be the sweetis thing of life

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  157. Ordering is OK but could be better. Ideally we could do multiple sorts such as shiny then number so you get 1-151 shiny then 1-151 regular. Then you could arrange by exp so if you have 3 bulbasaur, 2 shiny, and 1 shiny charmander it would go:
    Bulbasaur shiny level 10, Bulbasaur shiny level 1, Charmander shiny level 1, Bulbasaur regular level 1

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  158. can u make the rock tunnel a little bit easier after 3.7 is out

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  159. Pikachu - Lvl (1) Shiny - TradeID (14e4b8dc0ca93b)

    I'll accept Shiny Starter,
    Shiny Mew,
    Shiny Sandthrew,
    one of the shiny legendary dogs,
    Shiny Machop,
    Shiny Growtile,
    Shiny Onyx.

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  160. I don't get the recent poll. Either way it'll take as long to kill. I couldn't care about damage numbers.

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  161. @ Anon 9:34 AM - I want your pikachu! I have a Shiny ONix I'm going to give you for your shiny pikachu! Just tell me what your account name is and I will have your Onix shipped right to you!

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  162. Sam, I'm hoping the poll numbers are just an exaggeration. With HP as low as 100, Dragon Rage, Seismic Toss, and Night Shade become the best attacks in the game, doing 4 times the damage of other attacks. However, with 5000 HP those attacks are worthless. I'm really hoping those are just examples and not the actual plan.

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  163. Yo, evry1! I have a Shiny Jynx and 2 Shiny Farfetch'd! I also have a regular Jynx! I need a shiny Abra so that I can get my OWN shiny Mr. Mime! I will put up my regular Jynx up for trade in case any of you guys want one!

    Yo, Sam! My lil' sister likes the Bug Catcher avatar, but she doesn't like that for now, it's boys only Bug Catcher avatars! She'll put up a trade every now and then whenever she needs a pokemon she doesn't have! You'll recognize her because she has my account name, but she has a female Shiny Geodude hat avatar! I put up more trades than her. Anyways, she also wants a shiny Jynx, so I was wondering if I can get another shiny Poliwag for her!!!

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  164. @anon 11:33AM - The numbers are just examples, it seems like people are leaning towards normal hp and high defenses.

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  165. @Leader of Luxinape
    what do you want for your shiny pikachu?

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  166. Two things.
    #1 Will the shiny popup alert stop the legendary dogs and for how long?

    #2 My Wartortle is level 42 and hasn't grown a level even though he's at the max Why?

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  167. Hey sam what's going on? It seems like you are going a lot more slowly than you usually do but I might be wrong since you had HTD Tuesday yesterday. Just wondering if we should expect the update this weekend or a bit later next week, which would be perfectly fine because of how great this update will be. So will we get an update this weekend?

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  168. hi sam,

    what i'd really find useful is a send to trade centre button on the game? thanks.

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  169. Sam, are there any shiny machops in the rock tunnel?

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  170. @sam so if you do continue ptd into johto will it take a back burner to htd or will it stay priority

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  171. trading shiny charmander.

    mr. rager

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  172. yeah--anon 12:24

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  173. @pokemaster, what do you want for your shiny persian? i have 2 shiny jynx that i dont really need, and other stuff. Trainer ID= knaggzy
    and does anyone have shiny clefairy/clefable that wont deny every request that doesnt contain mew or a dog? cant wait for the daily codes system, great use for the in-game money there. keep up the good work :)

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  174. spearow with 5000 hp getting 500 damage allows more accurate hits,such as 513,which wouldn't be possible with spearow with 100 hp getting hit 10

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  175. Adding Candy to the training levels (0%) - There will be candy equal to the number of pokemon coming out, meaning if there are 30 pokemon coming out of a training level there will be 30 candy at the end of the level. So you still can't lose the level. This is to prevent cheating.

    Sam, if you did that, you could still lose. I know this for a fact, since I once lost on Route 5 on the LAST POKEMON.

    In order not to lose, Route 3 and the second Viridian Forest level would have to have ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE (151) pieces of candy, Route 5 would have THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN (316) and all told, the three Rock Tunnel sections would have a total of FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE (423; 71, 141 and 211 respectively)!

    Also, I find that the second Mt. Moon level is a good training place, just like the four listed above.

    As for the person asking for more training levels, Chapter 2 has three, while Chapters 3 and 4 have one each.

    One more thing. Sam, that first trainer in Rock Tunnel is like a crap shoot. It's almost Whirlwind hard. (Bulldoze/Electro Ball + any move that either freezes the Gyarados or puts it to sleep works quite well)

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  176. Leader of Luxinape, um, this is random, but do you use fwg? (free world games), because I think I saw you there

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  177. I just caught a shiny Abra and traded with the npc for shiny Mr Mime:]

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  178. i am looking for a shiny ekans/arbok, sandshrew/sandslash, clefairy/clefable, drowzee/hypno or paras/parasect. i am willing to give away venusaur, charizard, blastoise, pikachu, and others all shiny.

    -Justin

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  179. @ Anon 3:26 PM - I have a shiny Jynx already, but I only have 1 shiny Persian! If you saw, I want a shiny Machop/evolutions, Shiny Voltorb/Electrode, Dogs, or Mew! If you have something like a shiny starter or a shiny I don't have, I'll look it up!

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  180. I was playing the rock tunnel vs the giant onix and after my 3 guys died I put my last 3 in and the onixs froze. My guys still attacked until I switches my pikachu to use flash. The one onix they killed died when flash went off and the rest of the onix ran ofd past the candy without grabbing it and I was credited with beating it.

    Also charge beam is way overpowered since the boost seems to stack. A lvl 30 electrode obliterates everything on route 5 lol.

    Darren

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  181. Can you raise the speed of exp gained?
    Or is the exp gain the same as in Pokemon?

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  182. Leader of LuxinapeAugust 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    @ anon 449 Yes, I do use fwg, but my friend accidentily got me banned, he accidentily said he was me when he was really just using my computer and then did something (classified) to get himself banned, which in turn got me banned for Arceus knows haw long

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  183. what about joey and maruto??

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  184. Hey Sam trade center has a small bug when posting a trade the max level a requested pokemon can be is 42.

    Darren

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  185. Yeah what happened to Joey and Maruto?

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  186. @Darren - Good call, fixed.

    @anon - One of those guys will be in the next level.

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  187. Sam I really like the idea of the lower hp it seems much more realistic. When do you think the SnD coins will be put in? Also if anyone out there is looking for good trades look up Cook. I have shiny paras, diglett, machop, voltorb, meowth and much more!

    Cook

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  188. ptd taking the back burner when htd is out? assuming you'll make a sequel or continue updates on ptd (which would make me very happy)?

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  189. Sam, in the poke center, i trade a pokemon (not hacked) that is requested by another trainer but the trade isnt completed automatically.

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  190. @anon 9:32PM - You have to match all his request including any shiny or level requirements.

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  191. sam, i double checked and all requiremnts were met. instead of the trade being completed automatically, it went to the trade request page. other than that, its a great addon to the poke center!

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  192. @anon 10:42PM - Also non your pokemon can be tagged as hacked for it to work.

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  193. hey sam when you catch the ten pikachu does it have to be without even going to the title screen?

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  194. @anon 11:08PM - Correct, that would be logging out.

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  195. Hey Sam,

    Do you think that if in PTD we can encounter the ghost marohawk can we actully catch it unlike in the nintindo pokemon games.

    P.S Congrats on that if you type Pokemon on Google PTD comes up before B/W

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  196. @ Sam,

    I have a question, there is this guy on the trade center who has a Regular level 10 Golduck up for trade. I found it because I was searching for those who were looking for shiny Drowsee.

    It has a Golduck icon and the nickname is "Null". The owner is a Bug Catcher - Satoshi.
    Golduck isnt in the game yet how did he get it up on the trade center?

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