Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekly Progress, PTD v5.5 official release, Safari Zone!

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This is an exciting week here at Sam and Dan Games! Safari Zone is coming! SEVEN new pokemon to catch! Tons of new moves, new evolutions, new level and more! I also just released version 5.5, it has a new gym level Fuchsia Gym, a new mystery gift pokemon, Grimer, new achievements and a new ability. I added the swf, apk, and exe. So go ahead and play that and enjoy the level. We are still searching for our programmer so read below if you are interested in applying.

This programmer position will let you work with Dan, Kevin and I on all the latest projects that we have here on Sam & Dan games have going. Be a part of our team! We are in need of programming in pretty much all the areas of game development so if you are an expert in gameplay,  interfaces, or tool building apply today!

Here are the requirements.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have at least a year experience using Action Script 3.
  • Must have mastery of OOP.
  • Must have Adobe Professional CS5.5 or compatible software.
  • Must have a passion for Gaming.
  • Must speak and write fluent English.
These next ones are things are pluses that will make you more likely to be considered:
  • Have published a successful Action Script 3 Flash game on the web.
  • Have worked on a published game using different languages and engines.
    • C++, Java, C#
So there you go, like the artist position this is a paid position. Here is what we want to know from you:
  • Email to sotero86@gmail.com with subject "Programming Job Opening for SnD Games" (Can you follow simple instructions?)
  • Your experience in programming: What languages, how long, etc (Do you meet the requirements?)
  • Examples of your work: Published games, tools, widgets, etc (Do you have any of the plusses that we are looking for)
  • Why you want to work with us? and why should we pick you? (We want to see your passion!)
So let the search begin! I'm looking forward to the applications!

PTD Firstlook by GraphicForce


Weekly Progress for PTD:

New Story Level (100%) - Safari Zone!
  • Level Intro (100%)
  • Level Layout (100%)
  • Level Wave (100%)
  • Level Ending (100%)
  • New moves for Joey - Bait and Rock (100%)
  • New Pokemon "Joey" (100%)
New Pokemon to Catch (84%)
  • Normal Graphic (100%)
  • Shiny Graphic (100%)
  • Shadow Graphic (100%)
  • New moves (14) (100%)
    • Uproar (100%) 
    • Acupressure (100%) 
    • Slack Off (100%) 
    • Heal Pulse (100%) 
    • Memento (100%) - Forgot to add it for Grimer, but here it is :)
    • Wood Hammer (100%) 
    • Egg Bomb (100%) 
    • Bullet Seed (100%) 
    • Barrage (100%) 
    • Softboiled (100%) 
    • Refresh (100%) 
    • Hammer Arm (100%) 
    • Dizzy Punch (100%) 
    • Work Up (100%)
  • Implement Stats (100%)
  • Implement Evolutions (100%)
  • Implement in Pokedex (100%)
  • Implement TM/Relearn Moves (100%)
  • Implement in Save Code (100%)
  • Implement in Trading Center (100%)
  • Implement Shadow in Daily Code and Game Corner (0%)
  • Implement in Adoption (shiny and battle ready) (0%)
  • Implement Move Names in the Pokemon Center's list (100%)
New Achievement (100%)
  • Implement in game (100%)
  • Implement in server (100%)
New Ability (100%) - Inner Focus
  • Implement and add to Zubat, Golbat, and Dragonite (100%)
New Mystery Gift (92%) - Pokemon (Will come out on Tuesday!)
  • Normal Graphic (100%)
  • Shiny Graphic (100%)
  • Shadow Graphic (100%)
  • New Moves (100%)
  • Implement Stats (100%)
  • Implement in Pokedex (100%)
  • Implement TM/Relearn Moves (100%)
  • Implement in Save Code (100%)
  • Implement in Trading Center (100%)
  • Implement in Adoption (shiny and battle ready) (0%)
  • Implement Move Names in the Pokemon Center's list (100%)
Pokemon Center new look (70%)
New Multiplayer features (100%) - You can now see who you are battling against, you can see their account Nickname and current profile avatar.
Rework Daily Code prizes (0%)- This is coming thanks to all your feedback!
Fix Shadow Pokemon not staying on the pokedex after you trade them (100%) - It's actually fixed now! I promise! (On v5.6)
Fix Rock Tunnel sending you to the wrong chapter if you lose the level (100%)
Pokemon with moves such as Celebi's Heal, Muk's Gas, Kyogre's Rest will have their move turned into Protect (100%)  
Fix Exeggcute having two Sleep Powder in his relearn list (100%) - Thanks to those who pointed it out!
Change Shadow pokemon's experience gain (100%)
Fixed bug that would revert new pokemon to pre-evolutions once you reloaded your game (100%)
Using Bait in the Safari Zone will now make the pokemon heavy and tired (100%) - Bait will now also lower their speed, so your first rock hit will take them back to normal since it cancels out the lower speed debuff.
Make Bait and Rock move have a faster moving animation (100%)
Rock now has a 30% chance of making the pokemon speed up. Down from 100% (100%)
Fixed restoring your last picked party after ending the Safari Zone Level (100%) - Thanks Link!

Weekly Progress for HTD:
 New Shadow Skills (100%)
Add Wand for fireball skill (100%)
Add new selection graphic (100%)

I promise this week I will finish the Pokemon Center Look! I will keep updating this blog post during the week as I finish things. Also look forward to the PTD Firstlook video made my GraphicForce!

Let me know what you think!

364 comments:

  1. SECOND OR THIRD DANTRADER

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  2. will you do all 8 badges and the sinoho leag

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    1. I'm doing all 8 badges and the elite 4/master battles.

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    2. will you be able to vs ash because gary fells to beat him

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    3. will the elite four be all in one level or seperate? whatever happened to gary and the legendary birds?

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  3. 4th can't wait for chansey

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  4. Patar1010 or PChungJanuary 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    First few! :D Can't wait for Safari Zone!

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  5. that gym leader that says <> on the new level that was Maruto right

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  6. Lol, haven't commented in while. Was busy...don't feel like signing in, so...Anon time. Nice work Sam, can't wait for the Safari Zone =)

    -pokeM100

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  7. any ETA on reworking the daily code?

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  8. Hello! Me again. Just wanted to ask if you can put clues in the tags for what the new stuff are going to be. Thanks for all the hard work!

    -pokeM100

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    1. Well, we already know the pokemon will most likely be:

      - Doduo and Dodrio
      - Exeggute and Exeggutor
      - Rhyhorn and Rhydon
      - Chansey
      - Kangaskhan
      - Slowpoke and Slowbro
      - Tauros
      - and other Pokemon we may currently recieve

      Other than Ability or Acheivement, there can't be too much to hint about now.

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  9. Ah, good. I've been dying to go to the Safari Zone and get myself a Chansey.

    So, what about those Pokemon that are found by fishing, such as Slowpoke?

    Would they be found on water, or on land where I'd assume every other Pokemon would appear?

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    1. it would be similar to other fishing, they would show up if you have the right rod. Which you pretty much have to have if you reach this level.

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  10. Put the daily code stuff on some sort of vote.Like...
    Type in what you think should be in the rare daily gift:
    Etc.
    the ones that are recommended the most should be put in. But the ones recommended the most you don't think should be put in (such as mew) you don't put in.

    -Dantrader

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  11. Since we're going to the Safari Zone...will we be able to get the HM move Surf?

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  12. Did you finish fixing log in so that it is faster? Or did that not work out?

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    1. That might not work out for this game, I will add it for PTD 2

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    2. Agreed! Please do that Sam! We can't enjoy the new level if we can't get in.

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  13. currently having problems getting to Trading Center. i cleared cache and made sure i had strong connection, so idk what is wrong :\

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  14. That bug is still there regarding the last page of the Pokedex and Shadow Pokemon. It doesn't keep them saved in the Pokedex once you try moving any Pokemon after Gyarados off of the profile.

    - MegaMan

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  15. Aerodactyl will you be there ? I've waited so long to see you :p

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    1. Fossils are in Cinnabar -.-

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    2. You only revive them Cinnabar Island. You get the old amber in the back of the museum in Pewter City and you get one of the other two fossils, dome and helix, in Mt. Moon but I don't know how he would implement them, but most likely as an achievement

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  16. Is the safari zone going to be like the rock tunel level? I hope so and I think I speak for all when I say it was an interesting alternative to the regular level style.

    -Justin

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    1. Still thinking about how it's going to be.

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  17. The safari zone will be fun. but why isn't anything working right now for ptd?

    p.s. it's 3:38 right now

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  18. will the safari zone be like in the games, as in not being able to attack with your pokemon?

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    1. Maybe. I'm still working out how I'm going to do it.

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  19. Sam, rather than make the anti-shiny pokemon more like a shiny pokemon, you should give them something else no other pokemon have. Perhaps wider tm range, or when on levels such as saffron dojo, they use damaging attacks towards enemy towers like the giant onix, giant muk, hypno, ghastly, haunter etc, or perhaps giving a slight boost in some stats.

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    1. I don't want shadow pokemon to have advantages in the actual fight part of the game. Leveling I can deal with.

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    2. Dont change em. Why do you give by again sam?

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  20. When will we get fossil pokemon?

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  21. Rhyhorn, 'Khan, Chansey, Tauros, Doduo, Exeggcute, Slowpoke, killer pokemon YES!!!

    Hate the new poll, I love having to train my shadow pokemon so hard, it shows how hard you work at this game!

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  22. For the safari zone will it be that not all of them are catchable by which I mean some are red exclusive and some are blue exclusive?

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    1. "New Pokemon to Catch (0%)" See it?

      -PokeMaster

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    2. @pokemaster

      That isn't what Alma meant. The question was are some of the pokemon in the safari zone going to be version exclusive.

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    3. I don't think so...

      The pokemon that you can catch differ depending on the version:
      Red Only:
      Ekans, Arbok, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Scyther, Electabuzz

      Blue Only:
      Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Vulpix, Ninetales, Pinsir, Magmar

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  23. shinies, shadows, and any other potential pokemon ie toy, ghost, or metallic should have an experience boost so they are seen as prizes and not hindrances

    -Aobasu

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    1. That is too original, Sam doesn't want PTD to be like that.

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  24. sam do not change the experience of shadows, it is good how it is!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Shadows should be harder to train... Otherwise they are pretty much the same as shiny's. Wheres the fun in that?

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    1. I agree. Shadows get KILLER trades, but now they're downgraded to shiny rarity. Before, shadows were worth so much! Sam, you're making shadows seem like dirt.

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  26. Sam pleaso don't change the experience of shadows.
    Of course every small gamer don't like to train shadows (like urgh this is too long, it's useless) but if you give them an experience boost there will be useless and not special like you wanted them.
    Keep the shadow like now please.

    Julien (been here since shiny Pidgey as a Mystery Gift)

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  27. -_- Sam what are you doing.
    Don't change the shadow's experience it's perfectly fine how it is, don't change it just cause ppl say their to hard to train there suppose to be like that. If gives us more of a challenge to have them which is great don't take that away Sam.
    Don't give in to ppl's demands to make your game easy where's the challenge, where's the fun if u do.
    Regardless of the poll u shouldn't change the Shadow's experience, not even to the normal pokemon's experience.

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  28. multiplayer not working it says it is an old version of PTD

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    1. (reserved for the playtowerdefensegames.com website's ptd version becuz it is sponsors ptd and helps its production- which everyone should be happy about.) so we have to use it on their website. Not a big deal+gets them a lot of players bcuz it's a hit game and they also get recognized. Hope I Helped if u saw this

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  29. Leave the shadow Pokemon alone. They are special and people are just too lazy to level them up. How is this fair to people that have got shadow Pokemon and leveled them up to the level cap? Well, i guess this cant be stopped.

    Another thing Ive been wondering, Why was Fuchsia Gym the 3rd level of this chapter? Usually they are at the end...

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  30. Sam please don't give in! Shadows should be harder to train because after all you do get a pretty good shot at a legendary.

    Still..Can't..Play (I at least want the daily code)!

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  31. Hey Sam,

    When you get a pokemon from the weekly gift code it says "You can use the code as many times as 'your' want" just a typo I thought I should tell you about

    and for Multi-Player I think you should make some co-op levels and private room options

    and one last thing.
    Could you add Slugma into the game? :D or at least in the PTD2

    Thank you -

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    1. Sam will be adding Gen II Pokemon in PTD2. The legendary dogs are currently the last non-Gen I obtainable Pokemon in PTD, and I don't believe he'll be adding any more non-Gen I Pokemon that you can get.

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  32. Hi Sam, i think you should add more in game trades like the one for Lickitung

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  33. Hey Sam I think you should add one more option to the pole add normal because I mean why not have them gain exp like every other Pokemon. Bye the way I love this game I have been playing before the first gym. Much respect ~Nicholas Smith~

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  34. what different pokemon will u find all

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  35. Hey Guys!

    If you guys haven't seen GraphicForce's video go check it out! It is about getting GIPs by playing games, rating, commenting, etc. GIPs let you get SND coins for free!

    Sign up at: http://gameinterlude.com/r-582-2847

    Spread the word and get more people to go the website!

    -pokeM100

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  36. dear sam, I think that shadows should be stronger with the decreased exp rate. that way they have some upside beside their crappy shadow move.

    please consider this, or at least respond.
    -ICBM

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    1. That's a good idea! I love having to train my pokemon anyway!

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  37. You should add a dark pokeball for shadow pokemon in the pokedex
    ((My last comment was incomplete. This is a resend in which it is fixed

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  38. Where is Koga? The real gym leader of Fuchsia. Janine? That's Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Koga is not part of elite 4 yet. This is more whack then saying you want to keep Ptd 151 original pokes and Misty has a Kyorge WTF!!!

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    1. Dude, first off, grow up. "Sam included Pokemon after the original 151, oh woe is me. I don't think I'll play his game any more." That's basically what I'm hearing from you. That isn't even Misty's Kyogre. It's THE Kyogre from Hoenn. Mewthree gave it to Misty so that she could use it. Now don't you look like an idiot? Next thing I know you'll be saying that Raikou is Surge's Pokemon.

      Second, get your continuity straight. If you've gotten to Fuchsia City already, then you'd know that this takes place AFTER the Johto Arc, meaning Koga is STILL in the Elite Four. Ash is the new Champion, and Gary is the current Gym Leader of Veridian City. That was established in the very beginning of the story. Or is your mind incapable of holding more than one thought at a time?

      Next time, before you make another half-baked comment, do your research or GTFO.

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    2. Still Koga should have been the gym leader because Janine is just dumb.

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  39. sam so i guess your going to make a ptd2 tuesday after you finish ptd ;)

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  40. I am all for the altering of Shadow Pokémon so that they gain exp. faster. Otherwise, all they got going for them is Shadow Rush, which is weak as ass, by the way. Might I possibly ask why you won't even consider adding more Shadow moves? I mean, I'm not saying you have to add every single Shadow move from Pokémon XD, but at least some of them. At least one or two of the ones with higher base power than Shadow Rush. Here! (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shadow_moves) Here's a list of all the Shadow moves for reference. At the very least, consider Shadow Break and Shadow Storm. One physical move, one special move.

    One more thing. PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE tell me this week's Mystery Gift is gonna be Koffing! Please! Please!! Please!!!

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    1. The point of the Shadow Pokemon is that they're easier to obtain than most Shinies now that the Shiny rate has gone down significantly from Day 1. Besides, the current Shadow system makes it much easier to get legendary Pokemon like the legendary dogs and Mew. Otherwise, you'd need SnD coins (which are all well and good if you can afford to donate), look in the wild (which takes forever to find even one dog), or via Daily Gifts (and at .01% of getting one of the three dogs, that's really low). If you make them like Shinies by increasing the exp. gain, then there's nothing really special about Shadow Pokemon. They may as well be Shinies at that point.

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  41. Hey Sam,

    This has nothing to do with PTD, but I just looked at the bloogs from a LONG time ago and I read somthing about a baloon game. Will you fill me in on that?

    Also theres a glitch in Oaks lab. I you do it with no pokemon Rattatas will miss two candies (did this using magikarp with splash).

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  42. Any chance these games will ever make it to smart phones?

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    1. If you have android and download adobe air from the market you can download under the game download link on the blog.

      hope this helps, alexthegreat14

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  43. hey sam this might be a lame idea but anyway..

    why dont you put in a different colour bar, like yellow, and when you try to catch that pokemon in the safari zone a little clip thing pops up and it shows a pokeball moving, then if the pokemon is caught the ball will stay closed, and if it isnt caught, the ball will open.

    i know its kind of a lame idea but yeah, hope you like it. thanks

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  45. shadow pokemon should just learn another shadow attack at level 50 and 100 and maybe make it so they gain 80% regular experience so they level a little faster

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  46. The point of the Shadows is that they're easier to obtain than Shinies, especially since you can get them via Game Corner (which also opens up the possibilities of getting Mew/Raikou (which I got two :])/Entei/Suicune) and the Daily Code. As a consequence, they should be harder to bring up than Shinies. Otherwise, you may as well make them shiny Pokemon.

    This new level was a great challenge. I told you about that weird glitch that I encountered the first time, but it was nothing a good page refresh couldn't solve ;).

    Safari Zone coming up! Gonna go surfing pretty soon.

    I don't think the poll is a good way of determining what will happen with the Shadow Pokemon, because the majority will say that they should be like Shinies since it would be easier for them, and easier isn't always better. Anyways, the comments do say otherwise, myself included.

    Can't believe the new level cap is at 80 now. Better get back to training.

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    1. I agree.

      Sam,
      I think it's great that you want to get your players involved in the development of this game, but you are letting us decide bad things. In every single poll so far, the option making the game easier has won. Of course, people want to take the easy way out, but it makes the game empty, and they will get less enjoyment from it. This shadow pokemon poll is not terrible, but please know that players do not always know what they want to play.

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  47. with the battle ready pokemon, is it possible to set them all 2 lvls below the max and then have them as the pre-evolved form?

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    1. Stupid idea, the point is they're BATTLE READY

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  48. Sam, you added a new ability for this update, and are adding another one for next update. Could you identify what they are please? Just want to know. Thank you.

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  49. Dont let the Shadows gain more exp.
    Why do u ALWAYS give in? I lvled all my Shadows to 74....well, lucky me if i have spend the whole time for nothing....why i did it? Cause you said you wont change em and dont wont people to ask u so....but again...i should have known that. Ill keep all Shadows now...cause even you statet different....you WILL add more Moves to them sooner or later.

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  50. When ditto transforms in venonat, he uses tackle, but instead of a venonat doing the move, you can see ditto doing it.

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  51. sam are going to cancel ptd 2

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  52. Safari zone! F*ck YEAH! Please make this the best level ever!!! Mix all you can, all you know, and create new stuff =D Safari Zone always was the coolest place to catch pokemon make it worth it! =D

    About the Shadow, I think they should have something diferent cause well they are diferent but I have more then a party can hold shadow 70+ it the to lvl them was painfull lol, don't know if an awesome thing should be a pain to get PLUS a pain to lvl. Still if they get same bonus as shiny they'll be relatively the same (on the bonuses, meaning only special look + 50% bonus xp) but since you don't want to add other advantages on shadows guess its better the bonus then the penalty, plus the rarity remains the same so ;)

    ps: will crystal onix (and such) still show up in PTD1 or only in PTD2, or... lol...

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  53. Everything in new game progress it's awesome!!!!

    But i'm disappointed i always want to voted but the new poll it's so unfair none will voted to keep the old exp. for the shadows, only the true funs will vote only the guys that want to play for long time, i know it's a waste of my time to try to change your mind but i hope you will see it's a mistake.


    I wish next time you don't hear those guys that get bored cause for this time we don't have a chance, we got only 23%(for now) and i'm sure we will lose from those guys.


    Damn that's so unfair i wish i could do something :(


    -Gohan S.S.

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  54. sam you should set random shiny non-evolved pokemon in the daily code except for mew it will be too easy to get.

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  55. Could you perhaps tell us if the Shadow Pokemon that are obtainable via achievements are available in the random shadow prizes. I haven't been unfortunate enough to get one. And confirmation would be nice. If they are, that'd be 62 non-evolved Pokemon available through daily gift and game corner?

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  56. I am sure you've already heard this but. a shadow pokemon that levels like a shiny is basically a shiny pokemon. People want them to level like a shiny because they want the highest level the quickest. I for one think the longer it takes the better.

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  57. My Idea for the Safari zone is there is no map, the pokemon just run around randomly, just a free for all, Your pokemon are not allowed to be placed, you have to throw rocks to weaken them

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  58. Well the safari zone pokemon depends on which safari zone we r using. If pokemon red n blue then the pokemons r slowpoke, kangaskhan, exeggute, tangela, ryhorn, tauros, and chansey cause pinser, psyduck, and scyther r all ready out.

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  59. Quick Question:
    Is the Mystery Gift an avatar or a Pokemon?

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  60. Sam, I accepted an offer on my Shadow Squirtle, Pokémon but all involved in the exchange are gone. Help me!

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  61. I agree with many of the other comments (most recently the one by Chris Tan) who want to keep the shadow pokemon at a lower exp rate. While the poll suggests that many players want shadow pokemon to gain more exp, I believe that the tally of all of the comments relevant to the subject should be considered at least as much as the actual results of the poll; this would be similar to the shiny hunt idea that had over 60% of the vote going for it on the poll, but most of the comments were strongly against it when more explanation could be given. If I tallied up the comments correctly (including mine), there are 10 (76.9%) comments against giving shinies an exp boost, 2 (15.4%) for giving it to them, and 1 (7.7%) for giving them a normal exp rate. I feel that the comments tend to (but not necessarily always) reflect the opinions of some of the more "seasoned" players of the game. Like I said, this is my opinion, but I believe that the comments should be strongly considered even when a poll is up on the same topic.

    -Jetfanno1

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  62. Giving shadow pokemon shiny exp should be a big fat NO. I speak fro experiance after purifying all the shadow pokemons in pokemmon colleceum n pokemon XD gale of darkness shadow pokemont r not easy to raise up n purify. So don't make exp go up its a bad idea. If you make shadow pokemon get shiny exp. Then might as well make it shiny instead.

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  63. Sam please dont listen to the poll. People are just lazy, leave shadow pokemon alone.

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  64. kangaskan, taraus, chansy, scyther, dratini. whats not to love. will we earn experience in the safari zone or will it be more like the original pokemon games?

    steelix 1oh1

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    1. scyterh and dratini are already in the game. rhyhorn and eggsecute i think

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  65. Hey Sam, awesome update! But I've got a question. What level is that Muk?!

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  66. When PTD 2 comes out you said we can trade our Pokemon for PTD 1 to PTD 2 COOL but cant we just trade our level 100s from PTD 1 and beat all the levels.i bet you thought about that thou so if you have plan will you tell us or is it a surprise yours true lee Anonymous64

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  67. Glitches found! When at higher speeds, Sludge Bomb and Sludge are "invisible" unless "chasing" a Pokemon. They are hard to spot. Could you check it out?

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  68. Hm. No hints in the category tag things this time. But then, I think we all know the seven new Pokémon anyway:
    Chansey
    Tauros
    Kangaskhan
    Exeggcute
    Doduo
    Tangela
    Rhyhorn

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  69. Hi Sam, I have a problem with my account, in my inventory ( items ), I have five old rod 0_0' .

    Can you fix this for the next version ?

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    1. Why should he fix it. It just shows that you like fishing a lot.

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  70. Hey, Sam, have you noticed the hit count on Hacked Arcade Games? 4.85 MILLION PLAYS!!! There's probably 5 MILLION accounts on PTD right now! What a milestone!

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  71. There's two typos that I've noticed. The description for Sheer Cold says the cooldown is 18, but Sheer Cold takes 54 units of time (Is it 0.9 seconds for a cooldown of 18, perchance?). And the description for Double Team is still 2070, and not 270.

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  72. This is my favorite website to play games. They have the best games and you can earn game achievements, chat with friends, blablabla... The best game is pokemon tower defense and you can chat with other people and make trades while playing. You can also get free SnD coins when you are a GameInterlude member!! That's awesome!


    link url: http://gameinterlude.com/Strategy/582/Pokemon-Tower-Defense-531/

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  73. Sam, please, don't change Shadows Exp. I think that when they were released you said that it would be cool to use them in Multiplayer against other people. Well, I think that if they are easily trained they won't be so "exclusive", they'd be "just" as a shiny. The funny thing about them is their exclusiveness, only hardworking and time will let you level them up and use them in multiplayer.

    Regards from Spain!

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  74. Please add a link so we can get to the pokemon center at least to buy our daily code (I've missed two daily codes and I really want shadows). That would be great. PLEASE THIS IS KILLING ME!!!

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    1. there is a link at the top of the blog post

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  75. Shadow Pokemon should earn xp slower (makes them different from other pokemon, but sort of keeps it like the original shadow pokemon that don't lvl up). Also, (to not make having shadow pokemon just for show ad pokedex purposes) have shadow pokemon have more of a variety of shadow moves (super affective against all), but regular move also do 10% or so more damage (to make having shadow pokemon more worth while).

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  76. This is a terribly biased poll. Of course people want to be the same as shinies to make them easier to train, but right now they are unique because get less experience. Also stronger shadows are worth alot on the trade market but they won't be after this.

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  77. Hey Sam I have 4 things to say...

    1) Is having two old rods in one profile a glitch?

    2) Multiplayer can't be played because the site http://www.playtowerdefensegames.com/games/1078/play.html?ptd has only v5.1 out.

    3) Can you lower the price of Shadow Pokemon in the Game Corner? It just seems to high.

    4) Can you add Victini's ability Victory Star? Victini is the only Pokemon who has this ability so you will not have to add it to 5 Pokemon.

    -Bjf

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    1. Adding common abilities first is better.

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  78. Hey Sam,
    What does the Ability Shed Skin do?

    -Bjf

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    1. I'm not Sam, but it gets rid of status effects at random points. Unless Sam did something totally different for some reason, then I don't know.

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    2. Gets rid of Status Ailments at random intervals (which is kind of pointless considering that they go away once you take them off the field).

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    3. Thanks for the help!

      -Bjf

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  79. I'm currently waiting for a trade request from any of you guys. I have a Shadow-Psyduck just waiting for an offer! Any takers?!

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    1. Err...What do you want for it?

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  80. Sam, nothing happens if you win multi-player! What be the purpose of Multi-Player--besides having fun?!

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    1. It's just for testing right now. Once Sam finishes the Story Mode, he'll focus more on the Multiplayer aspect.

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  81. Sam, I didn't see the new cool things about V. 5.5, so can you tell me how often do shinies show up anymore?!

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  82. when will we be able to just take than request

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  83. How can you beat Celadon without losing any candies if you cant beat celebi!!!

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    1. It's easy to beat Celebi.

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    2. The level cap requirement for this Achievement is 60, which is more than enough if you know the right Pokemon to use. I recommend Victini (if you have one. Otherwise Flareon or Arcanine will do. Even better use Charizard), with the strongest, most accurate Fire-type move (or Flying in the case of Charizard), a Venomoth/Buterfree with Bug Buzz, a support Pokemon with Helping Hand and Light Screen, and any other Pokemon you want to bring along. It's definitely doable. Your Celebi makes it easier since it heals a decent amount of your team's health almost every wave.

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  84. Sam, what about shinys gain more exp from defeating normal Pokemon, shadows gain more from shiny Pokemon and normal Pokemon gain more from shadow Pokemon?

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    1. Nice idea, except for two problems: 1. The rarity of Shiny Pokemon still makes Shadow Pokemon harder to bring up (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), and 2. The fact that there aren't any Shadow Pokemon in the wild makes that last part pointless.

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  85. Hey Sam, kinda ran into a problem (I think it is anyway)
    using my Magneton with Discharge, says it has 100% accuracy, but it misses about 50% of the time when attacking enemies, also, i was testing this out on route 12 if that means anything i guess. just wondering if you could look into this at some point
    and sorry if anyone else has brought this up before, haven't read the posts in a while =\

    thanks
    Dasman16

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    1. Hello Dasman16, I think I know. At Route 12, Pidgeot uses Sand-Attack to lower your accuracy. That's why your Magneton missed so much.

      -Jopie-

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    2. It's probably the Pidgeots using Sand Attack that is the problem. Snad Attack lowers accuracy by, if I recall correctly, 25% each time it is used in the games. I would use Thunder on Route 12; when it's raining, Thunder never misses in PTD, even with Sand Attack.

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  86. This is my favorite website to play games. They have the best games and you can earn game achievements, chat with friends,etc...Best part is, you can earn GIPS by earning achievements and you can use it to exchange for SnD coins!!!! Thats Awesome!!! check it out:D
    http://gameinterlude.com

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  87. @Sam and Dan here is my feedback:
    The ability to change your Pokemon's name.

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    1. That's already in the game! Just go to the Pokemon Center and click "Create Trade"; there is a link that says "Change Nickname".

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  88. Wow sam. this game has gotten very far :D keep up the good work. i Have been playing this game since apirl. P.S the new levels are easy xD

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  89. The poll was pointless. Of course tons of people will take the easy way out and try to make them gain more exp. At MOST they should gain like a normal Pokemon. The extra training they need makes them even more valuable at high levels. The only reason people complain about it is because they're too lazy to train them.

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  90. @ gohan s.s
    hello, scammer man

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  91. This is the Victini poll all over again. People only voted for it because they wanted to get V-Create and Fusion Flare/Bolt (which they still get, but not as easily as they hoped.) It just comes down to people trying to take the easy way out and making the game mean less to all the people who actually want a challenge. Nearly ALL of the comments are against it and have good reasons. If the people who want it lowered comment and give GOOD reasons, then maybe it would work out. Honestly Sam, you should go with the people who voice why something would be good/bad, not the ones who just want to make the game easier.

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  92. Sam, I have a small concern its nothing big and its not a bug, but it does have me worried. So lately you have been adding pokemon to the adoption which is excellent, the adoption center was a good choice, however for basically every pokemon for the longest while they have all be uncommon adoptions costing 5 SnD coins. Nothing wrong with that price, but I feel as if you should just remove the 1 SnD coin purchases at this rate, I mean pokemon that are easily obtainable (not hard to get Ie. Shiny Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan/Ditto) are all 5 SnD's where they can clearly be 1 SnD. Now I feel you should definitely get some money for the game, and SnD's are how its done, but for someone who wins 1 SnD in the daily gift or something I mean really, what can they spend it on? Nothing if you ask me, avatars that are overly gotten, the most common shiny pokemon, or some regular pokemon that I dont have to train. If you could please just take the time and make fair pricing on the pokemon you put up in the adoption instead of throwing them in the uncommon bin I would be eternally grateful.
    Concerned PTD player/Possible SnD purchaser
    -Pokemon_Reaper

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  93. if this new poll passes to make shadows useless (or in other words the same as shinies) i dont think ill even continue with the game. no point if theres nothing to do post game (which is what i liked about the shadows, the long time to train provides something to do post game.)

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  94. i love shadow pokemon and thought it was a great idea. giving them extra xp just takes away any unique qualities to them and renders them useless it would be more ethical to just get rid of them then increase xp. This game just lost one long time fan.

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  95. Hey Sam,
    For one git KO moves, can you add the formula accuracy=user level-target level+30? This is the thing in the real game. Also, leaf storm doesn't give a debuff.

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  96. @Sam
    I've been getting aggravated with the in-game storage system for quite some time. I have a lot of shinies, regulars and shadow Pokemon all mixed in together in storage and to be quite honest, it looks incredibly messy. Is there any way to set a method of sorting (similar to "Number", "Name", and "Level") that allows us to have regular Pokemon on the first row, shinies on the second and shadows on the third? Also being able to have blank spaces would be great. It would allow us to organize our storage system in the way WE want.

    I have tried this setup where I have my Pokemon sorted by number but with regulars on the first row, shinies on the second row and shadows on the third (i.e. I have regular Bulbasaur in column 1 row 1, shiny Bulbasaur in column 1 row 2 and shadow Bulbasaur in column 1 row 3). It looks much neater than any of the preset sorting methods but unfortunately, whenever I transfer a new Pokemon from my trading center account to my profile, that Pokemon gets stuck at the end and I have to redo by setup to insert the new Poke in the right spot. Could you please fix this? Giving us the ability to have empty spaces would also solve this sorting issue...

    -Jason

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  97. Please, Sam, you may want to close the site to protest SOPA and PIPA, if they pass, no more PTD, sorry for the inconvience

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    1. This may be a dumb question but, What is SOPA and PIPA?

      -SnorlaxFTW (The computer w/ my account login is being fixed ATM x-x)

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    2. It is a bill that is being voted on that basically allows the government to shut down any website that has copyright material in it. Because of the wording the government could probably close all blogs, blacklist websites on search engines, essentially kill the a lot of sites people visit on a daily basis (including this one). Quoted since I am to lazy to summarize it myself lol.
      "At their most basic, SOPA and PIPA are two nearly-identical bills (SOPA in the House, PIPA in the Senate) that aim to curb the illegal distribution of copyrighted material by foreign websites, which by definition operate outside the jurisdiction of US law. These bills provide the power and the framework to restrict access to these types of sites, and to cut off sources of income."

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    3. stop online privacy act and the protect ip act. Sam has used things for this game that are not really his, and if these bills pass, he can get a lot of trouble for this. The bill would give the law enforcement and copyright holders a better chance to fight everyone that basically steals their stuff. Or at least that is what I got from it..

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    4. SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act. The following is copied off of Wikipedia:

      "The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement."


      I am NOT pleased with this AT ALL.

      PS: Sorry about the length.

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    5. yes, close the site for the day, SOPA is 100% against what you're doing here with PTD (awesome job BTW)

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  98. Hey sam
    i am wondering if you will make 3 levels to fight(or catch) the three legendary birds because i am reall hoping you will and on the topic of the shadow pokemon exp don't change it because then it just defeats the point of having shadow pokemon because they are the same as shinies. Also i am excited about the idea of the safari zone because there will be awesome new pokemon. I am excited about ptd 2 and think it will be just as awesome ptd 1.

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    1. It should be in the 7th gym. tht u may get the birds after the elitle 4 or after the 7th gym.

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  99. SAM, DON'T CHANGE THE SHADOW POKEMON... it defeats the purpose of them being separate from shinies... ur original idea/concept of shadow pokemon was right on, regardless of ur fans... those types of fans are the reason why super mario bros. has beanstalks, so people can skip through half of the game without acknowledging the work that went into the full game... let them have shinies, but don't take away shadow pokemon for the people that want to enjoy the full genius/work of ur game

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  100. So we're getting Slowpoke and Doduo? Cool!

    Btw, the shadow-pokemon change would be weird. Just add some more shadow-moves that are actually good, so that there's a reward for training.

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  101. Hey Sam. Are you going to revive the legendary MGs for new players?
    And also what will be in the next update?
    (cinnabaar island?)
    And finally make a co-op multiplayer mode for everyone to be able to play with their friends.

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  102. I don't know what SOPA and PIPA mean but in greekenglish it means sopa=shut up and pipa=something dirty(it's a swear dirty one) and when i see the post i was laughing for 5min :D



    -Anone. from greece

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  103. I want to say that before it's too late don't put the purify cause the legendary dogs(regular one) will be common and the only legedary that will worth it will be mew(shiny) or if you want put a limit for legendarys.



    I hope you don't do that Sam.


    -Gohan S.S.

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  104. 14f16bb925fac4 check this out. Its a shiny mew with requested 2 shiny shellders 2 shiny grimer 2 shiny horsea.
    Also Sam you need to fix the requesting thing quickly. Just check the above pokemon and you will see what I mean.

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  105. I just got Haunter Costume two days in a row on the daily code... please update the daily codes this week.

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  106. sam dont change the shadow ones and i had a problem like 5 or 6 months ago.i entered to my profile and all my data was reset and all my pokemons were erasedthe only thing that my profile keep was all my pokedex and 7 goldeen can u help me??

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  107. Pokemon trading in PTD is evil. We're using pokemon as currencies, training them like slaves. Pokemons are circulating around trainers like money. Less useful and less rare are dumped like shit. This trading system is corrupted. We're not doing friendly trading; we are doing businesses......

    What is our aim in playing PTD? It's strategy. But many of the trainers aim at trading better pokemons. They've lost their heart in challenging your new levels. They are happy only when they get all the rare shiny pokemons. New levels with uncatchable pokemon? Don't care. When new capturable pokemon is implemented, get the shiny and shadow!!!

    I remembered Sam saying SnD coins cannot buy anything exclusive in the game. That was a good point. Diligence can make up. But now shiny grimer, shiny horsea, shiny mew are by no means non-exclusive. Shiny shellder is ridiculously hard to get which make it nearly exclusive (unless players hack or use BOT). This is just advocating using pokemon as currencies.

    Bottom line: Sam you should not make money using pokemon. Buying pokemon with pokedollars is acceptable, but using real money is really a disrespect to pokemon. Trading is not a business. The old system of trading where acquainted can trade one for one is way better.

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    1. @Anon 10:30 AM
      If you really believe everything that you said then you're pretty naive. Without money, Sam has no incentive to create this game. He's got to feed himself and pay rent... We can only imagine how time-consuming coding for PTD is. Asking Sam to "not make money using Pokemon" is telling him to make this game for free. That's incredibly self-centered.

      As for shiny Grimer, shiny Horsea and shiny Mew... Sam's mentioned multiple times that they will EVENTUALY be able to be caught in game (except maybe shiny Mew). Goldeen was "exclusive" for a little bit before being able to be caught in-game... Just have some patience and stop whining.

      Pokemon is a cartoon for 12 year olds. Stop treating them as if they were real objects. Trading Pokemon is "evil"? We treat them like "slaves"? What part of trading 8 bits of pixels for another 8 bits of pixels is evil? Are you really that ignorant and self-righteous?

      Bottom line: By definition trading leads to business... Barter is a prehistoric form of trading without currency. You're advocating returning to an older, less efficient system? Rofl. There are so many things wrong with your post. You probably shouldn't post any more ignorant BS until you're a little older and know what you're talking about. LOL

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    2. Does this include the constant trading requests as the only thing talked about on the Chat?

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    3. @anon 11:12

      well said. i was gonna reply to this, but you took the words right out of my mouth. most likely this guy is upset that he cant get any of these rare pokes

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    4. Constant trading requests in the chat? I've only ever seen that maybe....... 3-4 times? You won't BELIEVE what some people do in the chat to not be bored. Some of it can be funny.

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  108. I think the new Safari pokes will be chosen from Koffing,Lickitung,Electabuzz,Magmar,Chansey, Tangela,Tauros,Kangaskhan,Doduo.I couldn't find a perfect 7. But there will be other Pokes like Magneton and Geodude in there too,right?

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    1. So far, Chansey, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Doduo, Dodrio, Slowpoke, and Slowbro are coming to PTD.

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  109. SAM THIS IS A CRISIS!!! On January 24th, The government will debate whether to shut down all websites with copyright or to keep the websites!!! This includes your website because they think you copyrighted Pokemon!!! I WANT PTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Fear not, opposition is massively outweighing, even rendering quality worse than quantity...

      -Haxing Cat

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  110. Electabuzz,Magmar,Ponyta,Koffing,And Lickitung are all in the Johto Safari Zone. Will we get them too in the next stage of Safari Zone? (Like there might be Safari Zone 1 and Safari Zone 2)

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  111. Is it to late for me to get the bulbasuar hat

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  112. Actually, in rain, thunder has 100% accuracy. It can be lowered by sand attack. It's still able to miss.
    J-dog

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  113. Can you make the zoom out on PTD similar to on HTD so that we can drag the map all the way anywhere we want instead of zooming out and having it in the corner? It would make life so much easier.

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  114. The Pokemon that could be in Safari Zone are Koffing, Weezing, Chansey, Magamar, Electrabuzz, Exeggcute, Tauros, or MEWTWO :)

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    1. You are right about chansey and execute and exegutor, also rhydon will also appear, i just did research about wood hammer and hammer arm, softboiled and heal pulse and they are the only kanto pokemon that i found that learn those moves.




      ~Nick

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  115. SAM OTERO WHY CAN'T I PLAY POKEMON TOWER DEFENSE EVER TIME I LOG IN IT SAYS ERROR SERVER IS FULL.

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    1. Sorry about that anyway, The government is going to have a meeting on the 24th and they might sign a bill that banishes all copyrighted websites (WHICH INCLUDES HERE!!!)! I know this is true it was on the news. THIS WILL HAPPEN IN THE U.S@\!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Americans are just being stupid as usual, passing a law that will put a huge group of people out of work, when the economy is already declining.

      Don't feel offended if you're an American(I'm on too)

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  116. hey Sam wean will shadow Pokemon stay in the pokedex

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  117. sam im worried is the sopa act going to efect this site pls answer

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  118. Hey Sam,
    When Pokemon Tower Defense 2 comes out can we trade Pokemon from Pokemon Tower Defense 2 to Pokemon Tower Defense 1. If it is just from Pokemon Tower Defense 1 to Pokemon Tower Defense 2 then we could not trade our Pokemon back to Pokemon Tower Defense 1.

    -Bjf

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  119. Sam! I have something important to say. On January 24th the government will debate on a bill if it's passed, it will shut down all copyrighted websites (WHICH INCLUDES HERE!!!) Please do something!!!

    From, Coolioguy your biggest fan!

    P.S. the only pokemon site that will be left is pokemon.com all other websites with pokemon will be deleted!!!!!!

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  120. Sam, whenever i post a comment, it's either never showed up or takes 5 hours to show. What's going on?

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  121. Sam I realy hope you keep the exp of shadow pokemon.For safari zone will it be like a free for all any have magmar and eletabuzz

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  122. SAM ADD MORE TYPES OF DAILY GIFTS!!!!!

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  123. Sam, I'd like to know why you won't even consider adding more Shadow moves. Just Shadow Rush is most definitely not a good incentive to train up Shadow Pokémon. Maybe make Shadow Pokémon able to learn more powerful Shadow moves as they level up, like Shadow Break and Shadow Storm. Bulbapedia has a complete list of actual Shadow moves you can use as reference.

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  124. hey sam i be wondrin is there gonna be a chance to catch articuno in the next level maybe? please?

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  125. heya sam if you have to take 2 weeks to complete the safari thing you should because id like to be able to have all the pokemon possibly catchable in the safari zone...and is there gonna be an entrance fee like in the original games?

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  126. i want to catch a RYHORN!!!!

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  127. SOPA and PIPA.....aw crap. Sam, you gotta do something! Life will never be the same. If ptd is scrapped, I may cry. Please, Sam, I beg you, do not let go of ptd.

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  128. You got a bunch done today Sam. Very nice work.

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