Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pokemon Tower Defense: v5.2.1 release! Weekly Progress list!

Want to get the legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Purchase some SnD coins and get Ninja-ja bonus items free! Click here for more info.

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

What's new in v5.2.1
  • Story Mode Level - After saving Meowth and defeating Sabrina you must now train against your past opponents. Can you get past them?
  • New Pokemon to capture
  • New Moves (12)
  • New Achievements
  • New Mystery Gift Delibird Avatar!
  • New Pokemon up for trade on my account samO
  • Added new moves into pokemon center move list
  • Fixed abilities text being messed up when you pause the game
  • It is no longer possible to have space or special characters in the avatar chat room
  • It is no longer possible to have 2 people with the same name in the avatar chat room
  • The chat will no longer scroll automatically if you have scrolled up to read something, if you are scrolled all the way down the chat will still scroll automatically
  • Making multiplayer point to the PlayTowerDefense Website
  • Creating a new database to hold user data, the current ones are getting filled
Where can I play?
Hey guys, nice to see you again! Do you come here often? Anyways.. enough small talk, let's get straight to the action! I've received a lot of good feedback for the new level and new achievement, so I'm glad you guys enjoyed that. The closer we get to New Years and Christmas the harder it is to complete updates. So many presents to buy, so many games to play, and events to go to! But don't worry here at Sam and Dan Games we won't let you down, even if things come out a little late, they will arrive!

This week we will be doing a new multiplayer map that will replace the old one. Because let's be honest the old one is LAME! So I hope you guys will enjoy it. Along with that will come the new layout for the Pokemon Center that I think a lot of you will enjoy, it's been a long time coming but thanks to Velocity, we have it ready to go and should be up this week. Along with the new layout we will have new improvements, using magical technologies like AJAX (Google it, if you are curious), you will be able to see what the user requested for his trade without having to leave the search results page. On top of that I will adding other features that have been asked for a lot during our time here.

ON TOP OF THAT! We will have new daily gift prizes, new game corner prizes, new abilities, new achievements and new level cap!

New Multiplayer map (100%)
  • Level Layout (100%)
  • Pokemon Team Defense (100%)
  • Pokemon Team Offense (100%)
  • Implementing new changes in server code (100%)
New Mystery Gift Avatar (100%) - For Monday!
New Pokemon Center Layout (50%)
  • Layout and Graphics (100%)
  • Implement PHP (0%)
New Pokemon Center Features (75%)
  •  Layout and Graphics (100%)
  • Implement PHP (50%)
New Daily Gift Prizes (100%)
  • 1 SnD Coin implemented (100%)
  • Random Non-Evolved Shadow Pokemon (100%)
New Game Corner Prizes (100%)
  • Random Non-Evolved Shadow Pokemon (100%)
New Achievements (100%)
  • Implement in game (100%)
  • Implement in server (100%)
New Abilities (100%)
  • Ability Guts - Boosts Attack if there is a status problem. 
    • Implement Ability in game (100%)
    • Add to Rattata, Raticate, Machop, Machoke, Machamp (100%)
Level cap to 72 (100%) - New Chapter means more level caps!
  • Implement in Game (100%)
  • Implement in Pokemon Center (100%)
  • Implement in Save Code (100%)
TM (100%)
  • Shadow Rush (100%) - Only usable by Shadow pokemon. 55 Attack Power, 18 Cooldown, Shadow Type. (Normal effectiveness against all types.)
  • Adding Move Names to the Pokemon Center Move List (100%)
Shadow Pokemon (100%)
  • Implement in Pokemon Center (100%)
    •  Display Shadow with a dark purple background (100%)
    • Allowing trainers to request and search for Shadow Pokemon (100%)
  • Implement in Game (100%)
    • Programming (100%)
    • Graphics (100%)
Change Seaking's attack in Route 12 from Soak to Aqua Ring to prevent flying pokemon from being able to go in the flying only spots (100%) 
Added the Ability Keen Eye to Hitmonchan (100%) 
Fix issue with Shadow pokemon showing up as shiny when learning a new move or evolving (100%) - Thanks everybody that let me know :)
Lowering the amount of energy the attacker gets in the multiplayer map (100%)
    PTD First look is below! Check it out!


    That's what we have for now, let me know what you think and keep coming back to see our progress and PTD First Look by Graphic Force. Thanks!

    258 comments:

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    3. 2nd!!! Please can you add abilitys this update aswell? thanx. also i cant get on to avatar chat with the new avatar. please fix. thanx again :)

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    4. Yes, I beat Sam!!!!

      -MasterHoyt

      (shouldn't we get a pokemon trade from Sam for beating him???)

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    5. Hey Sam,

      Fantastic update old friend.

      You have exeled again... Really looking forward to the new trade center, its been a long time coming...

      Cant wait to get downloading the .swf and get mobile again lol.. Hate being tied to pc...

      Looking forward to next week. A lot of stuff coming and all getting exiting :)

      Forever Your No.1 Fan :)

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    6. 7th yay lol i love the achievement thanks for that it will make a lot of people happy

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    7. LOL Sam... Nobody eh?
      Oh yeah, wanted to ask this: Will it be possible to make HMs either less expensive or even free? They never cost anything in the games, and we wouldn't want to be stuck cuz of lack of cash for HM would we? XD

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    8. Hey, Sam.

      When legendary dogs come into play, do they have a pop-up like shinys, or do they just run on by?

      And I'm confused on the one legendary per profile. Could you clear that up please?

      Great update, as always.

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    9. whats new on 5.2.1?pokemasterlvl00

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    10. Hope you guys enjoy the center once it's all nice and finished.

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    11. when i did dojo gym or something. (the newest level) i went in the 4th row and it took raichu like 10 minutes cuz he was going so slowly 4 some reason

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    12. PokeFan Gen 1 (MIX)December 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM

      Update was awesome Sam! One of the best! Just put in an order for some SnD coins too so I can give out some holiday cheer (maybe you'll give out a holiday bonus ;) ) Anyway! Thanks a lot for one of the coolest updates so far!

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    13. Um... did he delete some comments because they beat him O.o

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    14. @Richard - Thanks pal!

      @anon 6:25PM - Possibly even though it's not very high priority due to having to make the menus for it and the lack of space for said menus.

      @Hannah911 - They have popups, one legendary per profile is kinda like how you can only get one hitmonchan per profile, unless you trade. Like you can get all the legendaries in your profile but once you catch it you can't catch it again on that profile.

      @anon 6:27PM - New Mystery Gift.

      @Velocity - Thanks for helping me out! :)

      @anon 6:29PM - Weird..

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    15. @PokeFan - Thanks man! I appreciate it!

      @anon 6:34PM - No.......maybe.... okay YES!

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    16. Small update, but I like it. Looking forward to the next one, for sure. We appreciate your hard work Sam, you have created a great game! New levels can't come fast enough, haha.

      PS: Don't listen to anyone that says stop raising the cap...I have 3 pokemon at 70 with a max exp bar, and I have 4-5 more in their mid to late 60s. If they have a problem, they need to keep playing and level up more!

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    17. nice update, sam. by the way the symbol exploitation is still happening in the chat. thing is that people nickname themselves symbols only and show up in the chat without a name making it impossible to block them.

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    18. Lol at the 2 latest anonomys responses. Anyway, I would love to ruin a surprise but I won't.

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    19. Hey Sam, what are the new capturable pokemons?? Cause if they're Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan, it is wrong. We do not capture them, we gain them.

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    20. @Stsh - Good point! I will fix that right up.

      @Kirch - No you captured them because well... I said so ;)

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    21. @ Sam Otero
      yest the new story mode level is AMAZING! you should consider doing more levels like that! plus I have one question... for christmas (im jewish :P) can you do a shiny weekly code just for chirstmas? come on it will be like old times! :) plz consider it! -Matthew10

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    22. @Lander
      Hehe, i currently have 121 pokemon at level 70 with max experience bar, definitely like cap increases

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    23. @Stsh- Fixed!

      @Matthew - That would be nice... hmm I'll have to think about it.

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    24. @Eric & Lander - New level cap is a go!

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    25. I agree with Matthew, just like the old times =) (Not to be a freeloader or anything) But it would be nice for an occasion so jolly.

      BTW, loved the latest update and this week's could be even better! Also, go check out my videos, I have made a TON more after a delay for 1 week. Oh and PLEASE give us a hint about the new prizes/achievements/abilities will be.

      P.S I am now using my account to comment instead of an Anon =)

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    26. Lol, nice instant level cap update. It's snappy! And about half my pokemon are all level 70 with full exp bar. I love to grind up exp for my pokemon!

      P.S. Will you accept Shiny Horsy offers today? I hope win dat Shiny Horsy!

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    27. @Pokem100 - I just announced the winner on twitter.

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    28. @Sam Otero
      yay! thank you very much

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    29. When will you update the FAQ, it still says you can no longer get shiny Pokemon in the wild.

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    30. I like level cap increases but the thing is that we will hit 100 and probably still have a lot of the game to finish

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    31. this sounds like an awesome update.

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    32. Sam seeing as how Fushia is the next gym, I have an idea for the level BEFORE it. I got it when i was watching pokemon episodes. it was episode
      "Electric Soldier Porygon". You know the one that got banned because of about 700 people dying of sezures after watching it? well it got me thinking. it's the episode before Ash goes to the Fushia gym, and "even though it got banned" it's an important part of the sieries.So, why not have a level related to the show?
      Here's my idea: (everything came from the show)
      Introduction:
      After some level you dicide to do heal up your pokemon at the Pokemon Center. When you get there the comptuer is malfunctioning and the trade is going haywire tradeing a good pokemon for a bad one (the show used Ninetales and Magicarp)when they never wanted to trade. You find out it's because of a virus and decide to go into the computer. then Nurse Joy says you can't travel through a compter without a Porygon (you know why). So she gives you a Porygon to borrow (no you can't keep the Porygon) and you head into the computer. Some Bad Team Rocket members go after you (i don't know why because team rocket helps Ash and I don't know why they help him so you make th reson the follow you) with thier stolen Porygon.
      Level Part 1:
      Use your pokemon to Protect your only hope, Porygon! Places on the Porygon for land pokemon.(Orange)
      Special places off Porygon for Flying and Pcychic type pokemon.
      Middle:
      You reach the virus but the bad Team Rocket members find out why your in here. They find out that if the trade is messed up the will be able to get strong pokemon for pitifull Caterpies! They then try tostop you from getting the virus.
      Level part 2:
      It's like old rod challenge level. But this time instead of being on Route 2 and fetching the old rod, your in a computer fetching a virus.
      End:
      You get the virus and come out of the computer. Someone (maybe a good team rocket member) calls out a Voltorb to use Explosion. It destroys the virus. END OF LEVEL.

      i know it's scetchy but hey, it's an imortant part to the sieries, and the only way to CATCH a Porygon. Sience it has too parts you could make it a challenge level or a (pretend the level name is Fushia Computer) Fushia Compter 1 and Fushia Computer 2.

      like it? i think it will be a great addition to the story.

      -KingAlan

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    33. hey sam, when you put on a pokemon up for trade, how many trade requests do you get??

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    34. @imjeffy98 - I get a lot, for horsea I had over 800.

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    35. Sam, what special Pokemon will you have for Fushia Gym? I'm asking because there are no poison type legends.

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    36. If Sam was trading a regular magicarp level one, he would still get a lot of offers.

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    37. I've over 830K worth of casino coins for any new game corner prizes!

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    38. Sam,what were the new moves (12) that you added?

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    39. @da zhouster - All the new punches and kicks for hitmonchan and hitmonlee.

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    40. @anon 7:43PM - Good eye, Fushia will be a bit different than the rest.

      @anon 7:50PM - :D

      @Somebody - wow nice!

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    41. My regular Golem I can no longer move once I place him down. My shiny Golem I can move just fine. Only having this problem with my non-shiny Golem, but it's happening on all of the level 5 levels, maybe more levels as well.

      -MasterHoyt

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    42. @MasterHoyt - Sounds like an explosion bug, try saving and then logging back in.

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    43. Sam, do you accept Hacked Version Pokemons on your trades? Because most of mine are. =/
      A guy tricked me. I was surprised, 'cause " oh , the pkmn upgrade fast in this game hm.. " ..

      Please answer

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    44. I'm guessing you deleted mine? :3

      -Haxing Cat

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    45. Sam, I've got a response, a question and an idea, and please respond to the idea.

      First off, I loved the Saffron Dojo level. Maybe, allowing us to attack the defenders in any way (Like using anything from Flash to Tackle).

      Second, what even happened to Ash's Pikachu? That's probably on EVERYBODY'S mind, after Saffron Dojo.

      Finally, the idea. (So long...) If we just get absolutely SICK of casino coins, we could opt-out of them so that we could get the other prizes on the daily code. And if you add more prizes to the game corner, (Say, a shiny Mew worth 5,000,000 coins) we could opt back in and get coins in the daily code again!

      -FireFox

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    46. @Kirch - I don't accept Hacked Pokemon :(

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    47. Sam, sure, likely is an explosion bug, are you going to ever fix it?

      Also, found another bug where I can only put Scyther or Farfetched out on the flying spot every other time I play the fishing docks.

      Sincerely,
      MasterHoyt

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    48. You know who could be Koga's? Janine. It would be hilarious and mysterious (that rhymed), but it can go like this:

      Koga is seen with Mewthree, asking the general to get him a pokemon to assist him. Mewthree claims no poison typed beast exists, so Koga asks if he can turn his daughter into a killing machine. But how will it work if we actually blast fire or something else at her biological body... Meh

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    49. @Anon 8:30PM
      OK... ;I

      @Sam
      How about a VERY SPECIAL avatar for a certain date? I looked at the calendar and noted that January 17 is the next day after, if there is no interruptions in the schedule, version 5.7. January 17 is, in numerical writing, 117. "Ring" any bells? ;)

      -FireFox

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    50. The game is great! But I think something could be added to keep players busy while waiting for the new version. I tend to beat almost all new levels on my third or fourth tries.I noticed that on the blog something in the pokemon center is under progress. I hope that will keep me busy for a bit longer.

      -Dantrader

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    51. you know in main menu, trading and inventory goes to pokemon center, maybe you want to have the same button to link it instead of 2 button that does the same thing?

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    52. 0.0 I saw in a comment that you supposedly had fixed the name thing, but it is still happening. I am in the Avatar Chat right and an user just got in without a name into the chat. And the user has admitted that she has symbols like ~ and other symbols that show up with the Alt + (insert number here).

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    53. Are you going to add any special pokemon like surfing pikachu and extremespeed dratini?

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    54. Technically, there is a poison type legend- Arceus with Toxic plate.

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    55. what is the attack duration of mind reader?

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    56. will you be adding the old games corner prizes in maps or something?

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    57. Have you thought about balance issues for new players? Do they get to receive high level pokemon from trade and use 1hit ko moves on bossess?

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    58. i had the biggest glich, now my 1st profile is the same as my second, same pokemon in pokedex but not in the party, and the challenge levels i never beat, some how got completed, and the acheivements that i didnt complete got completed. all because i wanted to get a shiny hitmonlee, and all i got was the regular, now it wont let me get my 3 shiny hitmonlees. sam please help, i want my 3 shiny hitmonlees, but it wont let me

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    59. @Firefox - 117? I'm so lost..

      @Kyurem - Did this happen before or after I wrote that?

      @anon 9:24PM - Yeah, probably.

      @anon 9:30PM - I don't think mind reader has an attack duration.

      @Lightless - The old prizes will stay.

      @anon 9:49PM - I don't mind that, it's kinda like a cheat code.

      @imjeffy98 - An easy fix for that is to start a second account.

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    60. YES!!!!! NOW I CAN USE THE 500K COINS I HAVE NO USE 4! BTW do you think you can put something in the GC that is worth multiple buys such as an extra DC try or SnD coins (if you're comfortable with it like i don't think GC coins are hackable) TY.

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    61. please no more level caps. please... my pokemon are none above 60. maybe a temporary exp boost or something?

      i have some suggestions...
      1: a way to get both hitmon-s in one profile(not account)
      2: a mew costume for new years?
      3: SnD coins... how about 3-5 SnD coins every year(every month would be chaotic and maniacal)
      4: a victini avatar sometime?
      5: i realized shiny staryu and shiny tentacool aren't in pokemon adoption...
      6: possibly a new color for pokemon center?
      7: NO MORE LEVEL CAPS

      thank you for listening..err... reading.

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    62. hey sam, great game, i was just wondering how long it might be until my two fave pokemon come out, electabuzz and magmar. Great game, and the hitmonchan or hitmonlee level was incredible. Keep it up!

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    63. Sam, here's 3 hints: What is the name of an extremely popular, first-person-shooter, video game series released exclusively for the Xbox consoles? What is another four-letter-long name for ring? In this series, one of the games has "Reach" in its title.

      P.S.: Your sides will be aching after you figure this out, more likely than not. ;P

      -FireFox

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    64. It happened after you wrote that, Sam. 0.0

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    65. Oh, wait! It is working now! Sorry about that! ^^U

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    66. @sam thanks, and 1 quick question, will we be able to get a sam avatar.

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    67. Are you going to do another team Rocket mystery gift again? I forgot to do it.

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    68. In firered and leafgreen and the original kanto games, giovanni was the 8th gym leader. But, now gary is the 8th gym leader. How are we going to get the 8th gym badge? Gary is hiding from the birds.

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    69. Awesome level bro! can't wait for all the awesome stuff next week :)

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    70. PTD FirstLook will be mindblowing this week I'm sure! Make sure to keep your eyes open for it!

      - G-Force

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    71. Awesome level bro! Can't wait for all the awesome stuff next week :D

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    72. @ Sam via Firefox
      Spartan 117 aka Master Chief

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    73. Shouldn't sucker punch's attack cooldown be lower? It is an increased priority move. Right now, it is just a worse crunch.

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    74. No offense, but could you stop the level caps for awhile, it gets hard to keep up with them. Either that or maybe a new training level would be helpful. Just my personal opinion. ~Jonathan K.

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    75. Ack, wait... just got another user without a name show up. X.x I do not know how that is happening. Sorry, Sam. 0.0

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    76. Why would there be a master chief avatar? I mean I'm a halo fan, but it makes no sense at all. Please! More level caps! Idk what you guys are doing but i have 24 hours of classes a week and go out and still have leveled every pokemon, shiny and nonshiny, plus ones with breeding moves, to 70+. Get on it guys.

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    77. I have to thank you for that "special" Pokemon that you get when you complete the new achievement. I was worried about not getting both of the new Pokemon in both my profiles since I can't afford SnD coins at the moment.

      Yeah, I think it's about time for a new multiplayer map. The last one is too one sided if you ask me. 9 out of 10 times, the defending team wins.

      By the way, there was a weird glitch the first time I played through the dojo. It wouldn't let me pick a path, and there wasn't any candy in Joey's lane, so I was forced to lose. After that, though, the level worked as it should have.

      With a new level cap, abilities, multiplayer map, and achievement on the horizon, I better make sure that my Pokemon have hit the current level cap to make my life easier for the next update.

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    78. Sam as my christmas present could you please make saffron city a little easier? Please i still havent got past it

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    79. about the levelcap. you said you would raise it by ten per gym. but somehow you smuggled 10 more levels in there. :D but whatever xD

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    80. Oh geez please no more level caps. 70 is already good enough, at this point you can just level and power your way through many maps :/

      also, for some of the older mystery gift customes that i missed, is there a way for me to get them again? like the celebi one and the cubone one? also, i think you mentioned something about trading those sprites? is that still happening?

      I hope this gets answered...

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    81. @Firefox and Spartan 117 doesn't mean anything
      you have to say John-117 or it doesn't mean anything. the number is in place of his last name.

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    82. Are the current Daily/Casino prizes going to be cycled out and replaced? Or are you just adding new prizes to the current list?

      Also if you wanna solve the "I've-got-a-billion-coins" problem just make the new prizes cost a ton.

      And I got another avatar repeat, always such a bummer. =(

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    83. Hey sam. i was one of the people u deleted, but i had a question. we need less pokemon avatars and more pokemon for mystery gifts. and whoever asked the question with 3 hints, it is Halo. and if u do keep with pokemon avatars and stuff, then do one of the polls. first, put the first part up for a day. like what should the next mystery gift be. pokemon or avatar. then if it is pokemon, u could have types, like grass, water, electric, dark, steel, rock, so on. and for avatars, it could be legendary (and if u put yourself up, u r legendary) or it could be like the normal pokemon. grass, water, electric blah blah blah. so please listen to this idea. cuz i think a lot of people agree. and dont worry bout the first sentence or 2. i dont care really. just to know that u care bout ur gameplayers is enough that u put comments up

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    84. @Pokeman

      You can put a Hitmon___ up for trade with one profile and cancel it with another to get both on one profile.

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    85. Sam, u told us SnD coins not to be a way to get exclusive things in PTD (or other games), but only a way to get easily the most rare items, and save time.

      But now that shinies have been disabled to appear in wild, they are exclusive cause they can only be get by buying SnD coins.

      If you've disabled them in wild cause some people used to "hack" the game in order to get them easily (e.g, making all waves to appear at the same time), at least, add them in the PTD game corner store, in exchange of casino coins; obvioulsly, the more expensive one would be these one that requiers more SnD coins to buy them (except the shiny starters and shiny mew that have never appeared in wild, and dogs, that don't have a specific level to appear; these pokemon shouldn't be at game corner store since they could be get in wild in a specific level)

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    86. I don't know if it's a glitch or what, but I was on Route 8, just leveling up my new Hitmons, and randomly got the 'Achievement Unlocked' or whatever it says pop up, without doing much of anything. Is it some sort of Achievement not listed, or a glitch?

      -Mako

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    87. LOL I immediately beat the level INCLUDING the challenge!!! Awesome level, Sam!

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    88. You should add a new training level without these annoying Sand Attacks and Growls. I can´t get enough money from Route 8 and Pay Day!

      A Spansih PTD fan

      ==Mighark==

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    89. could you make sam and dan coins earnable like
      chapter 1 complete 1 sam and dan coins
      chapter 2 complete 2 sam and dan coins
      chapter 3 complete 3 sam and dan coins
      etc

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    90. new update sounds great, I don't like the level cap raises, when we reach chapter 8 we will at this rate get passed lv 100, other than that nice work Sam!!

      -NoMan

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    91. It should list what new moves and pokemon there are to catch, but anyways PLEASE add a bunch of pokemon for Christmas and new Route levels :D

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    92. U R Awesome SAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    93. Hi guys I want to say that the game is amazing and I play in Hacked Version but I didn't like so a return to play Normal Version but I did't know the pokemons that played in that version can't get more levels in the Normal Version so I think you eliminate the Hacked Version and with the pokemons... I don't know but I want my
      Charizard and others normal. Please think about it. Thanks for all.

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    94. Hello Sam horrid little bug here :) you send out a pokemon in my case alakazam and it uses a move on gastly (destiny bond) and then you quickly move it but not cross it to another space and it fully heals it and it said its dead but... it still there and you attempt to drag it and it moves and duplicates appear one attacks the other doesn't and this works on every pokemon :) its very useful to beat saffron but can you fix it :)

      the very best (probably not true)

      bugfinder

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    95. Dear Sam,
      Even if we've played the hack version of your game, is it still possible to trade regular Pokemon to you?

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    96. Sam, how do you make the game? I want to be a game designer when I grow up, and I always wanted to know how you did this!
      Anyways, I have a suggestion...
      Maybe add in another special event for Celebi or a special Pichu sometime?
      And maybe a Pikachu avatar?

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    97. Sam, what are you primarily looking for in the Raikou trade?
      NB (Name in the game is "me")

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    98. Posted a new PTD FirstLook video on the blog filled with surprise announcements! Thanks GForce!

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    99. Shadow Pokemon is exciting, but I think perhaps they could use some sort of advantage as well. It's nice for them to have that kind of level up slower thing because they are less loyal etc... but maybe they should be slightly stronger/get a couple extra shadow moves like in XD: Gale of Darkness. SND coins + daily code is monumentally exciting. Can't wait for an update with the switch out for pokemon in pokemon selection. Either way update looks awesome. Thanks for the great games Sam Dan and Kevin. Good luck with future development
      Sincerely,
      Crazymerio.

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    100. Shadow Pokemon!? There isn't such thing, is there?
      It would be better to have dark or mirage Pokemon, since they exist.

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    101. YES! Shadow pokemon finally! =D They are are rarer then shiny and lvl slower, whats the bonus? Or no bonus? =P

      Liked the new avatar! Christmas FTW! =D

      Want to see this new trading features working, but they seem they'll solve some troubles ;)

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    102. Yo Sam! I got some suggestions for the shadow pokemon! I know how you make them earn experience less maybe it should be halved. Are you adding shadow moves? If so, they should be super effective to all types. You can probably think of a way to nerf the pokemon if you think they would be too broken. As of right now, they seem pointless.
      Maybe some of the pokemon owned by the trainers (those blue ones) should be shadow pokemon like in pokemon colloseum. Then you can snag them somehow or something. That might be kind of cool. Like you get a snag machine later on and you can use them to snag some pokemon from previous levels.
      I think that the shadow pokemon should be at least purified somehow and left with those breeding moves or something cool like in pokemon XD and Colosseum. Maybe a specific area or an option just like that level up button would do for a way to purify.
      That is pretty much all the suggestions I have for shadow pokemon. Sorry for this novel here.

      Just some Random Dude ._.

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    103. plz add snd coins to daily code dont make them as rare as the dogs but put them in the rare code only.

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    104. Sam, how will we get shadow Pokemon, by catching or SnD coins?

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    105. hey sam on ptd first look, it just showed dark bulbasaur, will we be able to get every pokemon in shadow form?

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    106. @Eric
      I know the Master Chief avatar idea sounds crazy, but what about Maruto; Maruto is a copy of Naruto, isn't he? And Naruto isn't related to Pokemon in any way other than they're both anime!
      So if and when Sam does add it to the game, you could think of it as a late Christmas present!

      And also, that anonymous post (I know I'm not a good speller, okay) at 11:49 last night: that wasn't me!

      @Sam
      What in the world is a shadow pokemon?!?

      -FireFox

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    107. sam. in the daily code, i got gastly avatar twice. u should prevent things from happening double. for instance, the gastly avatar and spiritomb avatar.

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    108. @Somebody - Achievements, daily code, game corner. You can't catch them in the wild or buy them with SnD Coins.

      @anon 5:24PM - Yes!

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    109. PokeFan Gen 1 (MIX)December 14, 2011 at 6:28 PM

      Why can't we buy them with SnD coins? I love my SnD coin purchases. =[

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    110. hey sam, new update sounds awesome, but id like to make a suggestion for multiplayer.
      I was wondering if you could put at least a pokedollar reward for the winner, because I find that after a while, no offense, it gets boring and pointless. Might as well just go do the other levels.

      Thank you and keep up the good work

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    111. Sam, if you're going to add Shadow Pokemon to the game, does that mean we can Snag them, like in Colosseum and XD? If so, that's a good way for you to add the evolutions of certain Pokemon, like Tangela, Seadra and others, as well as pre-evolutions like Mime Jr. and Munchlax.

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    112. Sam why don't you do it how the original games did it? Everytime they attack, they gain HP.

      -KingAlan

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    113. Game Corner-Yes!!!!!!!

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    114. Approximately how many casino coins for a shadow Pokemon?

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    115. I'm sorry but I'm sure not the only one who is upset that you might add SND coins to the daily code prize pool.

      Sorry but some of us had to pay money to get them and now you are going to give them away for free I know it's chances will be low but still I just think it's dumb. You keep doing that caving in to people's request some of us bought the shiny starters only for you to then give them out well at least charmander you did.

      Now you are doing the same for SND coins really? Seriously what is the point in buying anything from you when it will most likely be given away for free in the future even if you have to wait a little it will be free eventually.

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    116. Sam, maybe if you stop telling people what programs are used to create the game, it'll be harder for people to hack shinies, maxlvls, and later on- shadows.

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    117. Sam, you don't accept normal Pokemon for trades, do you?

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    118. Sam, what do you do with the Pokemon you receive? Just curious.

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    119. Hey sam, will there ever be eggs in the game?
      - ICBM

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    120. on the last achievement it wont let me collect my prize

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    121. @anon 7:45 i know that, but i only have one good profile, hence me wanting a way for both hitmons in one profile w/o trading

      and Sam, what are the benefits of a shadow pokemon if they only get less exp? and like i said... NO MORE LEVEL CAPS!!!(this one is okay due to new chapters.

      and one small suggestion: just for entertainment... can you add titles for the chapter, not just the original banner? like Ch. 1: The Beginning/ Ch. 2: The Secrets... and so on. just for fun. and PS, anyway to logout of the pokemon center safely without going out of a tab and back in the PK centre?

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    122. @samO
      Are their a lot of shadow pokemon or only bulbasaur? you gotta tell me... Anyways, put SnD coins on the daily code prize. Only rare code. And limit the amount of coins. Like say 5 coins or less.

      -Dantrader

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    123. @Sam
      Are we just getting Shadow Bulbasaur this upcoming patch or are you implementing all of the Shadow Pokemon at once?

      Will each Shadow Pokemon be able to be obtained through all three methods? (i.e. you can get Shadow Bulbasaur through Achievements, Game Corner and Daily Code). Or will each Pokemon only have one method?

      Finally, what's the reasoning behind not having Shadow Pokemon be adoptable?

      -Bobby

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    124. Sam, you didn't have weekly questions in a while.

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    125. Hello, Dre here, and I admire and appreciate your work. I have started my own website, called tourettesunderstanding.blogspot.com .... I am wondering if you, Sam, will help me get my website known. I was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome when I was seven years old. Thanks, and sorry if I am wasting your time.

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    126. thank you sam you are the best creator of games of the wolrd! thank you very thanks for the snd chançe...but is 1x no dont hurry i try thank you very mad sam(or dan)

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    127. 852K Casino coins and counting.

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    128. Anon 7:25PM - I understand what you are saying but why haven't you complained about the dogs being in the daily code.

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    129. Shadow pkmn are found in Pkmn XD: Gale Of Darkness. They are awesome. Plus, they can be "purified" into regular pkmn. There is ONE shadow pkmn in particular I am hoping gets into the game. His codename is XD001. Go to serebii.net and look up Pkmn XD: Gale Of Darkness. You'll find out.........>:)
      J-dog

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    130. Sam, do you have any ideas that will help make more people trade?

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    131. Shadow Bulbasaur is probably to defeat the celebi every time in Celadon gym.

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    132. um i personally think that it would be cool if all the shadow pokemon had a certain ability along with their real one. for example maybe they could all heal without a potion over time when being used. or maybe you could do it like pokemon Colosseum or XD and give them special moves. again just ideas. Great game sam! Keep up the good work!

      -Entei bound

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    133. HEY SAM i reugested to ttrade sorrri i cant spell dat good im 6 years old fun game thow

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    134. People, don't complain about a high level cap, it isn't required to have high leveled Pokemon.

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    135. hey will the shadow pokemon have a purple and white pokeball in the pokedex or not in the pokedex at all for right now

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    136. chance to get SND coins in daily code...
      now you're talking!
      can't wait for it to be implemented.
      shiny mew here i come!

      -MagZ

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    137. ya think you can make the saffron city level easier? If I don't get past the level soon, i'll have to quit. I heard the only way to beat it is to use snorlax and the gastlys and haunters are way too annoying. I have a Snorlax but it's way too hard to train and I know a lot of other people are stuck on that level aswell so please make it easier.

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    138. @Sam - will there be any advantages for the shadow pokemon (sry for double asking but I think isn't aswered yet)

      You still thinking on more possible forms (like the cristal onix or the shadow marowak)?

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    139. Hey SAM,

      It's me, your "future self", hahaha. . just kidding, anyways I just wanna ask the same question asked by GON, what kind of advantages does a "shadow pokemon" will have?

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    140. hey sam how about you make shiny glow white since you made shadow glow dark.also why cant you get them in the wild i was looking forward to that A LOT!and small glitch while i did the achievements i pressed forward a few times to the last acheivement when i pressed again the back button disappeared also when shadow pokemon come out will they be worth more than shiny to you or will shiny be worth more

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    141. Hi Sam.
      I just watched the PTD First Look (Nice job on the video, GForce. :) ), and everything looks nice :). The shadow Pokemon look awesome. That'll be a fun training challenge. The multiplayer round looks awesome, too. I have a couple of questions, though:

      1) You said in an earlier comment that there would be shadow versions of every Pokemon. Does that include Victini?
      2) If the new multiplayer level does have different paths, would it be possible in the future to make it so you could do co-op play? I think that would be an interesting addition.

      Oh, by the way, I think you should take Christmas and/or New Year weekend off. You work so hard to get the updates ready every week. I think you deserve a break. :)

      -E1

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    142. I've already beaten Saffron Dojo, but I still can't play the new level. ><

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    143. So are they going to have any point to them? Are they going to be just another shiny? and are they going to work anything like in pokemon colosseum? They seem kind of pointless and just like another shiny now.

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    144. @Anonymous 9:55pm

      Do you look at the PTD wikia? There are lots of great strategies to be had there if you get stuck. The level is so great BECAUSE it's so hard, but far from impossible. Hint: levelling up your pokemon past 65 so destiny bond doesn't work is a solid strategy. So is roaring/whirlwinding the gastlys and haunters off the screen.

      But anyway, video looked solid and I'm looking forward to shadow pokemon! Though if it isn't worth it to train them, I probably won't train them past their final evolutions. Great idea, though. Very excited for next week's update, as I have said.

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    145. @Gon 7 & Anon11:43PM & Anon 1:26AM - No extra benefit to shadow pokemon, besides busting them out once you can use your own pokemon in multiplayer. I know I'll be using them ;)

      The reason I don't want them to have any extra benefit is because I don't want to force people to get them to have an advantage over others.

      @E1 - Yes, I made a shadow victini :)
      2) co-op is in the plans
      I will be taking a break around that time.

      @Victor - There is no level after the Dojo... YET!

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    146. It'd be cool if you made a damage triangle for the 3 types of pokemon (shiny, shadow and normal) and implement that for pvp only, nothing significant just like an extra 10% dmg or something.

      Shadow < normal < shiny < shadow kinda thing

      and maybe give a bigger bonus if your whole team consists of one type, like a full shadow team might be more evasive, or full normal team gets bonus HP. Just a thought.

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    147. Hey Sam,
      Good to see you are going to add shadow pokemon. I was kinda waiting for them.

      I have two questions.
      1) Are you going to add shadow moves? And if so, will they have stab and/or type advantage & disadvantage?

      2) Will you add shiny shadow pokemon?

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    148. HEY !!!
      Sam created Sky Uppercut in the game. So what ?!?!?
      The person who originally created the "Uppercut" move was called the "Dutch Sam" !!!!!

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    149. hey sam. when do u think the update will be out. cuz i want it now!!!!!!! u should make another pokemon game like on the gameboys and stuff. like red, blue, gold, silver, emerald, and all of the others. if u do make that, then u should make the whole thing and then bring it out unlike updating it like in pokemon td. we should be able to choose which game we want in 1 count that 1 game. :D please post my comments. cuz u have not for the last many

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    150. Please Sam put way to get Team rocket avatar
      please i want it it's my favorite avatar please :)

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    151. Ahhhh!!! Just watched the First Look.
      Awesomeeee!!!!!!

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    152. Hey Sam,why so much level caps? I mean,Mewthree is supposed to be lvl86 or higher because he used recover against Ash,but by the time we get there we would be at lvl100.Also,Miracle Eye says it enables a dark type to be hit by psychic moves,but there are no dark-types in kanto...also,for New Year,how about a in-game quest for Jirachi? I mean,it's perfect for the New Year,and a in-game quest like the Shiny voltorb one would make it cool and rare,not like victini where people overused the code and now victini is even more common than pidgey.

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    153. @anon 10:55AM - Mewthree can be level 200 if I want it to be ;)

      @Everybody - Added a new TM exclusively for Shadow Pokemon.

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    154. Just picked this game back up. Loving all the new moves and pokemon, but WHY can the pokemon attack? I'm really not a fan
      Either way still a great game

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    155. J-dog I know who you're talking about (it's Lugia) and I haven't even played it

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    156. The reason we complain about SnD coins being added to the daily code is because they are a reward for us who help pay for the community to play. If people were to stop buying coins, you would have to pay everything out of pocket, and probably charge for Multiplayer (if development even continued).

      Extremely disappointed with this update. It's a gimmicky play to the young, vocal members who whine all day on the blog. You're getting away from where you started, and the game is going downhill fast. Please regroup and take a break to think this through before you make another mistake you'll regret like adding the Dogs in the first place.

      ZKS

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    157. Sam,
      Is there a reason that even though Playtowerdefense games has "exclusive" access to some features they still do not ever update thier website?? It sometimes takes up to 4 or 5 days or longer for them to update their site and its the only one with multiplayer. What gives??

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    158. sam, my avatar chat aint working i sign in and i get the scenary and not much else

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    159. So Sam, will you be updating the game corner anytime soon? The same 12 Pokemon just sit there...and stuff like that.

      And what will the Shadow Pokemon be doing in the game? Can we be able to catch them? And are they also able to be purified?

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    160. Hey Sam! In pokemon XD, shadow rush has 30 power and no recoil. in colosseum, it has 55 power and recoil. If it were super effective to everything, the weak power would balance it out. Oh and specific pokemon have specific moves in XD. Colosseum, everything had shadow rush. I think you should base it on pokemon XD instead.

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    161. @ZKS - You have to think to yourself, are Raikou, Entei, Suicune common? Those have a low percentage and they cost 20 coins. I don't see how a low percentage chance to win 1 coin is going to make things worse. Plus believe it or not getting people to use the trading center helps the game a lot more than people buying the SnD coins.

      I think people think that I just accept all the suggestions I get. A good developer accepts suggestions that are in line with his vision. All the suggestion I take fall in line with what I want to do. Are they all perfect? Nah. But you say don't listen to the bloggers who whine, yet you are falling in this category. Should I listen to you?

      Anyways don't mean to rant or appear angry, it's nothing personal. Just expressing my opinion. Thanks :)

      @anon 3:00PM - Because they are paying for the bandwidth!

      @CrimzonGrade - Keep trying!

      @anon 3:37PM - Purified shadow pokemon are just regular pokemon, that's lame!

      @anon 4:20PM - http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shadow_Rush_%28move%29

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    162. sam, great work on the game, love it n play for like 10 hours a day, please could you add a new level for training with a lot of waves and no way of failing so we could train pokemon up easier and faster instead of having to keep goin back into levels, or add a repeat button so can start again.
      many thanks and keep up the good work

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    163. sam for christmas could we get any ONE shiny pokemon of our choice as long as it's not the dogs or mew? because some shiny take forever and no one really trades and also for new years if u are giving something then i would suggest deoxs because it seems like the right type just a few ideas you should ask the rest of the fans on a poll on wat they want

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    164. for the avatar chat, will we be able to pm each other. its pretty hard to talk to one person without everyone knowing

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    165. Yo Sam! I still don't see any reason to having a shadow pokemon. It seems to me like another shiny pokemon but a bigger pain to train. I guess it could be an exclusive for people who play the game, but couldn't you find something else? I liked how pretty much everything is like how they are in the games. OCD perhaps?

      I know of a way to nerf shadow pokemon if they are ever made like how they are in XD. They gain like 1/2 or 1/3 exp. They should occasionally go into hyper mode which makes them sometimes loaf around and they take damage every turn. They could be snapped out of it by calling (clicking the pokemon or it's icon)

      -Random Dude with the suggestions above -_-

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    166. @sam oops... going by memory and apparently it's not very good. Sorry.

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    167. Hey Sam, u should put the old pokemon and avatars back up for a day or so. whenever there is not 9 updates from 5.3 to 5.4, then u should have the old stuff from mystery gifts to new updates for a day or so. i know a lot of people agree with me. and i agree with them

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    168. @sam purified pokemon arent necessarily lame. They should learn breeding moves or non-TM moves. Maybe they could have some little detail that shows that they were purified. A ribbon? Oh yeah! If you do ever do that purifying thing, you could probably make something cool out of the three legendary birds.

      Are you gonna make everything learn shadow rush? or are you gonna have each pokemon have a unique shadow move?

      I still wonder about those blue pokemon also. What are they supposed to be? Trainer pokemon?

      Oh yeah! It's called reverse mode. Not hyper mode. Pokemon can ignore if using normal moves.

      I should really stop nagging at you for this. I just have an unimportant opinion and played XD and Colosseum. You make the decisions. Not me.

      -Random Dude who keeps nagging stupid suggestions

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    169. I still can't see the picture of Horsea in trade center. Is that only me, or is it missing?

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    170. Stop making avatar gift codes, pokemon are much better :/. What are the new catch-able pokemon? And please make a co-op multi-player level. Also it would be awesome if you released like 10 pokemon for Christmas or something

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    171. Hey Sam, Is having two Old Rods in one Profile a glitch? Also can't wait for Shadow Pokemon.

      -Bjf

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    172. i have been commenting a lot recently :)

      but i have some more suggestions...:
      1: all shadow moves...eventually?
      2: the fact shadow pokemon can't be traded
      3: shiny shadow pokemon :D
      4: more non-TM TM's?(hydro pump, etc)
      5: new game layout(not just title)
      6: like a finished game, it should be awesome (an example of a good title is something like a game called Raze 2. it has an excellent title screen. if you like sci-fi shooters, i suggest playing it.)
      7: like i said... NO MORE LEVEL CAPS!!! (this is okay due to the new chapter.)

      thanks for listening!...err... reading!

      and a johto sequel, should it be a tower defense? possibly. an RPG like the game, Pokemon Stadium, would be awesome

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    173. SAM I WAS STILL FIRST SAM I BEAT YOU SAM

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    174. Work is being done everywhere, but only partly done for many new game mechanics.

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    175. The new update looks awesome! The sole point of having shadow pokemon will obviously be bragging rights. Can we extend how many times we're allowed to play the slot machines?

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    176. When will the update be done?

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    177. HELLO EVERYBODY !!!
      I am tired of everyone bragging about how shadow pokemon are lame, useless, good-for-nothing, blah blah blah
      I have a suggestion for such people.
      If you do not like shadow pokemon, DO NOT USE THEM! There's no need to spam on this topic. Its not like that its mandatory for you to raise them. Its as simple as that.

      p.s. If you complete all things mentioned above, this update is gonna be the best.

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    178. Hey SAM

      I'm just curious, what's the point of having a shadow pokemon? and will it be included in the pokedex or not?

      Pls reply SAM, btw good job.

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    179. @SAM

      I think you shouldn't agree with the newbie players' idea that, putting the old mystery gift AVATARS back, it's so unfair for the VETERAN players. at least that could be our consolation for playing PTD since the beginning. XD

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    180. hey sam. do u like the idea of having a poll for a day about what type of pokemon or avatar should be the next mystery gift? cuz if u had all of the types of pokemon or avatar types like grass psychic electric and so on, then u could have another poll to narrow it down. like if it was fire, then magmar, ponyta and so on. for avatars, it could be the same but have people in the poll.

      I am just another kid obsesing over this game.
      The name is Timmy Turner on the game.
      I am up for any trade that is reasonable.
      SO hit me up kids (and Sam)

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    181. Hi SAM,
      thanks for this wonderful game and i want u to add that in avatar chat people can walkover all the map and if they go all the way right or left they will get into an other room, this will help them to find their friend instead of logging again and again i tried it a hundred times and then i got to other room


      your biggest fan
      HIMANSHU

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    182. Shouldn't the move counter (from hitmonchan) be in the category physical, instead of the category status?

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    183. HI SAM,
      Again me but i got an idea that u should add Pokemons description in pokedex too.

      -Himanshu

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    184. sam could u add all eevee evolutions e.g umbreon

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    185. Erm is shiny pokemon can be found in the wild? Coz i have not found any for a week.

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    186. make achievements for filling up the pokedex

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    187. Theres a glitch in the game corner. Every once in awhile, when I buy the 100,000 daily code I'll get a message saying that I haven't met the requirements for that code even though I have. Then when I try to buy the code again it tells me I've already bought the code today. I still lose the money as if I'd bought it but I don't get anything.

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    188. Sam I would like to ask a question, these shadow pokemon are stronger than the regular and shinys?
      They have attacks that will only shadow pokemon type? Or will that also attacks and regular shinys have?
      Thank you for your attention.

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    189. Hello!

      What does ME FIRST- MEW mean??? can i get a mew or what???

      and i can't play on the blog WHY and i cant go to the avatar chat WHY???




















      mew

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    190. i have a suggest add a search for requests with an any pokemon tab added

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    191. awesome! i love coloseum&XD
      though shadow moves are supposed to be super effective against all non-shadow pokemon.

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    192. Hey Sam! Maybe you should think twice about making shadow pokemon tradable. Here are 2 reasons.

      1. Shadow pokemon are not tradable in the games

      2. Defeats purpose of getting the shadow pokemon yourself and making them seem so exclusive. People should work toward getting them rather than just simply trading for them. You did say that people can't buy them anymore, but trading is pretty much the same thing. They could trade pokemon that they bought.

      Just saying. Anyone agree?

      -Random Dude that you're probably sick and tired of from constant pointless efforts of suggestions

      P.S. Did you ever think of adding Pokemon that have pokerus? That could be cool but would need extreme nerfing spreading wise and probably would need thinking about how it affects the pokemon since there are no EVs.

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