Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SnD Weekly 10/30: Spooky Mystery Gift! Day of the Week Events! Meteor Crisis in Creature Universe!

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Hey everyone! I hope all is well for you. Things are running right along here at Sam and Dan Games, and I'm here to bring you the goodies for this week. So let's get started!

Mystery Gift
This being the last week of October it would be a shame not to have a Ghost pokemon be the mystery gift so I put up a bunch of different Ghost to pick from. Let's the best one win! Golett is the winner!

Day Of the Week Events
In some Pokemon games you will get trainer battles, contest or some events that only happen during a certain day of the week. This feature is coming to PTD2 and CUTD. The first of such events will be a Spooky one that will only happen a certain day of the week and only at night! Look forward to it and the reward that it will bring.

New Route 31
I'm also adding a new Route that will come with a few new Pokemon to capture.

Pokedex!
Finally we will get the Pokedex! The Pokedex will keep track of what you have caught, now that we have evolution I need to add the Pokedex that will more accurately keep track of what you have instead of giving you credit for things just because you have the evolution.

Level cap to 100! (Sorta)
This one is sort of a bold move, but with the Effective Level mechanic this can work. So you might ask what about moves and evolutions? Well this is where the sorta part of it works out. Getting all the moves done quickly is out of the questions so what will happen is that you will level up but you won't learn any new moves passed the soft level cap (12). Evolutions on the other hand are pretty easy to put in so you will be able to Evolve! I think it's a good trade off. Instead of playing a lot and not gaining exp you will be able to keep leveling up your creature while you try to get the Daily Challenge or just shiny hunting. With the Effective Level mechanic levels will still provide some challenge without me having to make them extremely hard for anybody who doesn't level up or is just starting to play.

Daily Challenge and Other things..
You can read last week's blog post to find out more about Daily Challenges. I will also be working on these to get them out as soon as I can.

Okay so now that we talked about what I'm working on, let's look at the weekly progress list.

Alpha v1.24.1: Released!
  • Golett Mystery Gift should only give out one pokemon and it should be genderless
  • Geodude in Swarm battles should not have the attack Take Down
  • Fixed a bug with not being able to pick your starter when starting a new game
  • Fixed a bug with certain pokemon's TM list
  • Bug with Jigglypuff's swarm battle
  • Problem with Gastly learning curse
Alpha v1.24:  Released!
  • Give Metapod and Kakuna Relearn moves so they can level up
  • Fix issue with a Shiny or Shadow Evolving and losing it's shininess if you save after evolving and not before
  • Fix issue with the map not scrolling when you walk around while being caught in Spinarak's Web
  • Display Force Palm's Damage in the info box
  • Level 100 cap
  • New Evolutions from Current Pokemon Added to the game (19)
    • Graphics
    • Stats/Info
    • Attack Info
    • Evolution Info
  • New Pokemon Added to the game (5)
    • Graphics
    • Stats/Info
    • Attack Info
    • Evolution Info
  • New Evolutions Added to the game (12)
    • Graphics
    • Stats/Info
    • Attack Info
    • Evolution Info
  • Route 31
    • Map Graphics
    • Map Triggers
    • Map Spawn Locations
    • Map Spawns
  • Dark Cave
    • Map Graphics
    • Map Triggers
    • Map Spawn Locations
    • Map Spawns
  • Route 46
    • Map Graphics
    • Map Triggers
    • Map Spawn Locations
    • Map Spawns
  • New Map Behaviors (7)
    • Zubat
    • Bellsprout
    • Gastly
    • Phanpy
    • Geodude
    • Spearow
    • Jigglypuff
  • New Wild Pokemon Battles (7)
    • Swarm Style
    • 1v1 Style
  • New Abilities Added to the game
    • Iron Fist
    • Klutz
    • No Guard
    • Pickup
    • Levitate
    • Gluttony
  • New Attacks Added to the game
    • Rollout
    • Odor Sleuth
    • Flail
    • Take Down
    • Lick
    • Spite
    • Curse
    • Growth
    • Mean Look
  • Fixed a bug when trying to check your items when you didn't have any in 1v1 mode
  • Mystery Gift
    • Add Pokemon and Evolutions
    • Change Server Code
    • Change Client Code and Graphic
Meteor Crisis in Creature Universe!
I always like to end the blog post with a little bit of Creature Universe. A few weeks ago I had a meeting with the crew and we came up with this idea, and this week we developed it some more. When you start playing Creature Universe a big event will happen that will shake the planet and affect everybody that lives there. A great Meteor has crashed into the planet, but didn't destroy it!!! Everybody is overjoyed that they are still alive but in a few days strange events start happening all throughout the world. The grass starter island called "Pillar Island" is now swarming with bugs! Will you help in this hour of need? Check out one of the bugs that you will face on Pillar Island.
Work In Progress Toxic Creature
I hope you guys enjoyed that little preview and that you keep coming back every day to check out my progress on the update. As Always let me know what you think!

547 comments:

  1. Love the ghost poll! Go Shedinja!!!!


    Still not sure what I think about upping the level cap, but considering it gets exponentially harder to keep leveling, and you do have the soft cap, I think it will work out. I love how awesome you are at finding new and better ways to do things. Also good to see the list addressing the glitches.


    And the bug looks awesome.

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  2. Looks like a really exciting week!! Can hardly wait. If you ever get around to it, could you add hotkeys for the zoom and speed buttons (maybe 7,8,9,0) since 1-6 is already used

    Go shuppet

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  3. Golett rocks! He will crush the compentition! But Shuppett and Drifloon would be nice, too. Sam, could you give me a tl;dr for the level cap 100! (sorta) part? I didn't want to read so long. Sorry.

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  4. We should have something that let's us customize our own avatars, I also want a second chance at getting the ones that have already passed like the geodude hat, its not that I wasn't here to get it, I just had to restart my account because of some glitch.

    I like the idea of weekly events, but I don't like the idea of being able to reach lvl 100 so early in the game. I know its gonna be hard to get that high but having evolved pokemon can make some of the levels easier since evolved pokemon have better base stats.

    Also, as more maps come out can you add a running shoes feature where we can move around the map faster?

    Thanks for listening to my suggestions :)

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  5. I can see that PTD2 and CUTD are growing up very fast. I like the idea of meteor in CUTD and the pokedex in PTD2 (finally :D). Such a nice update on my 16th birthday. ;]

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  6. Happy Birthday! Glad you are enjoy what we are making :)

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  7. Sure. You get to level up to 100 with all the evolutions but you don't get new moves past the soft level cap (12) so if your guy learns move at 13 or higher he won't be able to learn them until I add them in.

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  8. I do spend a lot of time thinking about the company and everything we do, I'm glad that it shows :)

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  9. Where can you find shadow ledyba and shadow spinarak

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    1. I'm not 100% sure but I think that it's the same mechanic of the shiny but only during the night.

      Probably if you find a shiny during the night he will actually be shadow instead of shiny, the probability is likely the same although I don't remember sam talking about this.

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  10. Oh my gosh! Level 100!!! Does this mean my starter (Cyndaquil) can become a Typhlosion and my other Pokemon can get to their final stage? When will this update come out?????

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  11. Hey Sam,

    First: i would like to say good luck on the game


    Second: happy halloween

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  12. Probably this weekend. ;]

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  13. Static paralyzes yourself rather than the opponent... Just thought I would let you know that it is broken.

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  14. Hey Sam,
    I really like everything you are doing! Super excited for the raised level cap and pokedex. I am very curious how you are going to do the time machine, trading between ptd 1 and 2. As you would have to add a lot of pokemon to the game to do so, and work out how all the evolutions work and everything. Or i guess you wouldn't have to worry about that right away. You could just not allow pokemon to evolve in 2nd gen ways right away. I'm not sure how much work all of that is, but when do you have any idea when we could expect all of that, or how you are going to go about it?

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  15. really? can you recreate this?

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  16. I'll probably only allow certain pokemon to be traded over, and then keep increasing that list over time.

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  17. im getting so impatient i wish daily challenges could come out this week

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  18. i hope you don't give the story of the creature universe away too much, just little snippets will be fine

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  19. happy halloween everybody

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  20. i love what i see in here!
    i voted for shuppet, as he's just perfect for Halloween but hey i'm ok with Gollett and his double type ^^
    not exactly sure if i like lvl 100 right now, i mean i loved the way you did it in PTD1, everyone leveling up at the same time. But in the meantime, having final evolutions is a very good point... But you'll have to find a way to get Lucario and the happiness thing.
    I'd like to tell you again about the Casino Coins. Have you seen my last message, including a way to trade them to get Daily Coins (if we can't have Gen 2 shadow pokemon)?

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  21. The update looks good. Keep it up Sam :D

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  22. wtf lvl 100, wow this is nice ;) but did i understand right, that you put in the evolution, but not the moves? nevermind later we can relearn the moves and i want to evolve my pokes ;D oh and after you done this when will we be able to trade our ptd1 pokes to ptd2?

    please look that you manage following point --> Saving Pokemon's party and storage position (0%)
    its annoying that your team and storage doesnt save -_-

    last is about the ptd1 gamecorner. do you think you can add new prizes to it. i mean i have every shadow, every shiny, every avatar in the game. its only an idea, but maybe you can add snd coins as a prize in exchange for a very high number of casino coins. like i said its only an idea, but i would really like new prizes for gamecorner.

    great work sam, keep it up ;)

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  23. Yes, I just recreated it to make sure. When Onix used bind on my Pikachu, Pikachu became paralyzed instead of Onix. Also, idk if it was coincidence or a bug, but all 6 of my Pokemon were males.
    The static bug first happened to me against Bulbasaur a while ago and keeps happening on Onix, so it is pretty consistent.

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  24. i have some ideas for next weeks mystery gift

    1.numel

    2.mantyke

    3.bagon

    4.starly

    5.larvesta



    these are all pokemon from hoenn sinnoh and unova
    Also i listed 5 ideas so it could be a 5 way pokemon poll or so you could pick 4 pokemon out of here if you want to

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  25. Yes. It happens every time static would normally activate from what I am seeing. I only play the last two levels so that would be against Onix and Bulbasaur. Neither have a way to paralyze Pikachu and Pikachu never paralyzes them.

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  26. What is Creature Universe i have seen it on the blog but idk what it is or where to play it

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  27. i think lvl 100 is a good idea. our pokemon can gain experience when we do shiny hunting or something else. so if you did not find a shiny your time is not totally wasted ;).if i get it right, the level cap still exist. so even you have a lvl 100 yet and use it now, it is like you using a level 10 poke. so the levels wont be too easy. but you are right we need the happines for some evolutions!!!

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  28. The Toxic Bug is pretty ugly....... I LOVE it!!!!!!

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  29. It is a game that will be played like ptd2, but it isn't out yet so you can't play it.

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  30. yeah I'm only giving out like the very beginning, there is a bunch that we won't talk about

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  31. Hey Sam, this update looks amazing!
    Just a couple things:
    Could we get running shoes at some point in this game? I feel like I'm walking as fast as a slowpoke.

    Second, is the guy who gives you a demo of how to catch Pokemon in the games going to do it in PTD2?
    Hope Drifloon wins the poll, and the story for Creature Universe sounds interesting.

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  32. oh thank god, at least we have a surprise for the story of that

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  33. Sam, Shedninja is a 1st stage Pokemon. Wouldn't it be better to change that to Nincada or a Basic Ghost Type Pokemon?

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  34. Booo Golett is going to win

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  35. aquablast is a little right,sam.But,according to database that shedinja comes with ninjask if nincada is lvl 20 and in a certain spot and I still don't know if shedinja is a basic or a stage 1 pokemon.

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  36. yay! Golett's evolution is so awesome

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  37. Thanks, bro, so if a Pokemon, (say: Golett) evolves at lvl 43, then he can evolve, but the, he won't learn new moves untill you add them? Sweet! Maybe have the new moves learnable by releaner?

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  38. Yeah, Golett is awesome, ground-ghost type, two of mai favrit things! Golurk is neat too, I guess.

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  39. Just asking... why is Drifllon least voted for? He's not my favorite, but he's much better than Shedinja, A STAGE 1! I only want Yamsk so I can have Cofagrius.

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  40. 8 new pokemon??
    i mean, on route 31 the only new pokemon i can see is Bellsprout
    unless... we can use headbutt and find Spearow, Aipom, Heracross, Exeggcute and Pineco

    still, that's only 6.
    Any clue Sam??

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  41. could be extra pokemon from using the pokegear when you get pokemon from hoenn or sinnoh

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  42. In relation to the 100 lv cap, If I get a pokemon levels up to lv 50 for example, what happens to the moves that are later added? Can you re-learn them? Are the added to the pokemon when you add them to the list?

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  43. There is a relearn feature in the game already, so yes, it is safe to assume that we'll be able to relearn any moves we miss by leveling early.

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  44. You're forgetting whoever the mystery gift is! Also, I counted 19 evolutions needed for the current pokemon in the game. So we know that those 8 extra pokemon have 12 evolutions in total (not counting the base pokemon). Those 6 pokemon only have 5 evolutions, so we're a bit low. Maybe we'll get a fishing rod?

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  45. Hey, Shedinja is awesome. He has his niche and can be a very fun pokemon to play with, especially given wonder guard.

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  46. What's wrong with having a final form mystery gift? Nincada wouldn't fit the ghost theme, and I'm sure we'll get a chance to get nincada later. After all, the point of mystery gift is to just provide something fun. All the other pokemon will be able to reach final form evolutions as well, given the new level cap, so it's not really a choice between having one pokemon evolved and another pokemon not evolved.

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  47. But what about a Pokémon like Torchic? It learns Flamethrower by level, but Combusken and Blaziken don't. Obviously this is just an example, but their are others like that out there. Do you have a plan for them, or do we just need to not level them up?

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  48. What about Pokémon like Torchic? Torchic learns flamethrower naturally, but Combusken and Blaziken don't. So do we just need to not level Pokémon like that up?

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  49. thats right. Stinks for pokes that need a move to evolve like yanma or tangela.

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  50. NO, YOU GUYS, NOT GOLETT, SHEDINJA! It's immune to SO MANY types.

    Anyways, yay, spooky mystery gift.

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  51. Happy Halloween Sam!

    Happy Halloween everyone!

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  52. I wanted yanmask.. oh well, golett isn't bad either.

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  53. sam,I have a few questions(these questions are only for sam to answer).

    1.what are the new pokemon in route 31?

    2.when will all the houses be unlocked?

    3.will there be a new story level in route 31?

    4.will route 46 be released?If yes,when?

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  54. can you please put the ptd2 wiki in your links page? here is the link http://pokemontowerdefensetwo.wikia.com/wiki/Pokemon_Tower_Defense_Two_Wiki

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  55. Hey Sam, I was just hoping you be able to do something with the party pokemon at some point please. Each time i leave and go back to the game, regardless of saving the 6 in my party never stay that way. Please and thank you. Keep up the great work!!

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  56. I think that this has become more important with the addition of more pokemon.

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  57. being ignored on my CUTD comments so guess there's no point making more...

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  58. Dang, this is a HUGE update!!! Seriously, 39 more Pokemon!!! Well, take your time, Sam. We love you!!!

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  59. awh :( i wants shedninja he use be my fav D: idfk even who hell this Golette pokemon is e.o we need to strt using the older genrations of pokemon not all these current/new genration pokes

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  60. if there any word of an apk download anytime soon? i would really like to play on my phone/tablet soon.

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  61. Woohoo Golurk!


    That is all.

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  62. I only just started following along and contributing on this newfangled Disqus thing so I don't recall seeing any posts from you. What's up?


    Like we wouldn't take the God of Critters' feedback seriously!

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  63. hey everyone,vote for shedinja because lots of other types have no effect against it.I'm serious,if you don't believe me check out this link (http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/shedinja).

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  64. sam,I've got a bug that when chikorita reaches level 10,it's not earning any XP.

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  65. So Sam when are u ever gonna make enter trigger a lot of the menu buttons

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  66. Also,

    HAPPY DAMN HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. Nice oxymoron. As fast as a Slowpoke.

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  68. Hey Sam, I've got an idea.

    Maybe you could make it so that Pokemon's graphics are life-sized in the player's prospective. This makes the grapics a good deal more fun, though I have to say, it will make Wailord a lot harder for you to program.

    Also, I've noticed a minor bug. In wild swarm battles, Wave one has nothing and Wave 30 has two Pokemon.

    And please program releasing this update. I really want to get rid of my 85 Rattata and Sentret without abandoning them.

    Speaking of Rattata and Sentret, would you mind programming a Thief TM? It makes Item gathering a lot easier, and it also reduces data uses by a lot.

    Thanks, and Happy Halloween!

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  69. Not an oxymoron, a simile, which makes perfect sense and is not contradictory.

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  70. when sam finishes all levels in story mode.

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  71. maybe zubat,onix,geodude,wooper and Sandshrew they can be found in union cave.

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  72. *dark cave

    and on route gastly,bellsprout,zubat,poliwag

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  73. Hello, this is DarkRy on PTD. I saw that you were fixing the bug with shinies not staying shiny when you've evolved them and only saved afterwards. I was incredibly glad, as I lost the only shiny I've actually caught for myself, namely a Butterfree. So, I was wondering if you'd re-grant it shiny status.

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  74. I have pics of it, both being caught a shiny caterpie and as a butterfree, if you doubt my word. Here are the links:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=275110512610160&set=o.289886241025139&type=1&theater
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=275107539277124&set=o.289886241025139&type=1&theater

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  75. Maybe you didn't see but Sam has counted the evolutions seperately.

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  76. LEVEL 100 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. Wait... Tangela needs a move to evolve? z:0

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  78. It just doesn't fit right having a final form mystery gift this early in the game.

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  79. yes but i would rather have a nincada evolve into that and ninjask, but thats just me and i like golurk

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  80. yeah but all it takes is one attack to make it faint

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  81. I've got an idea, click enter on the keyboard when walking around on a map and the menu shows up containing save button, back button, pokedex button and all the other things you want to add

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  82. yeah i want creature universe and yeah i want updates to ptd2 :)

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  83. Great cant wait for anpo and more ptd but il bite I haveint be on the site in two weeks what is cutd??? I like the soft cap idea its genius but one question I have a shadow raikou ( the thunder dog not sure I spelled it right ) from ptd1 but its gen 2 when can I trade it to ptd 2 from your anonymous fan from level 1

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  84. Will be able to walk faster or run in ptd2 soon

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  85. Happy halloween Sam im not to sure but is Sam and Dan games like 3and a half now congrats

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  86. U can introduce snake as a species since all types of snakes can b made. They can have a basic snake like eevee except that it evolves into various types according 2 the region it is found & has 3 stages of evolution. It can have a move 'Fang' while its evo can have 'Aqua Fang', 'Toxic Fang' etc. The Mythical snake can b found in snake island were all other types can be found 2. Will dual type moves exist, dragon b a species? Happy 2 c u working in the morning, usually find u working in the afternoon, looking forward 2 c the new pokemon behaviors & what will the toxic creature evolve into ;-).

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  87. hay what about the poeple that had a shiny caterpi and then lost it return our pokemon its not good enouf that u fix the bug

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  88. if i dont get it back iam rage qitting

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  89. WOW! Amazing update! Finally my Totodile will evolve!

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  90. when will they learn new moves then???!!!??

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  91. so many people are saying shedinja, but wonderguard doesn't effect a td too much plus last i checked when you fight your rival if you pick chikorita will be the only time it can be hurt, plus zapdos will have no effect which will make that level to simple to fast. he would be so o.p that Sam even mentioning him was be a BAD IDEA. i voted golett soley because he was the only option to beat shedinja and i don't believe he is good for the game just yet.

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  92. to be honest, i just go for the first option all the time

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  93. Is Lucario going to be in the new evolutions?

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  94. The only problem with this is unfortunately that Sam would have no way of verifying who actually did have the shiny bugs. As a result, he would either have to give one to everyone who asked (then lying would be rewarded), or he would have to give a shiny bug to everyone. Which isn't bad, but then shiny butterfree and beedrill would be no longer special, just cool looking. This is one of those hazards of playing a game in alpha, unfortunately.

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  95. That is going to take an amazing amount of grinding.

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  96. MOD means moderator.

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  97. Maybe you didn't read my post, but that is exactly what I was using. Sam said 31 evolutions and 8 pokemon, so I counted 19 evolutions needed for the current pokemon meaning 12 (31 - 19 = 12) evolutions for the new pokemon. So that gives us information about the 8 new pokemon.

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  98. So? As I said, he has his niche. Niche means that a particular job/activity for which he is well suited. Obviously pokemon who can hit him with super effective or passive damage can kill him, but for pokemon who can't he is the perfect counter. My above statement still stands completely uncorrected.

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  99. Let's be real. Shedinja's stats are not on par with what most people mean when they say "final form." We'll probably just have to agree to disagree though.

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  100. that happend to my pidgey except i forgot to save :( but luckily i found another one, and accidentally killed the 3rd :/

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  101. Sam just now i can't get to avatar chat

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  102. Hey Sam how can we get this Champion Avatar? http://www.snd-storage.com/trading_center/avatar/b_0.png
    I saw trainer named Darkrai98 having it.

    And when will shiny Riolu added to the adoption centre? Thanks

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  103. You do got a valid point though.

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  104. Instead of this you can catch another one... It's not so hard to catch. I would even say, that it's better to catch it on your own, than waiting for Sam to give it to you, because you said that...

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  105. Every wave has its delay thats why you are thinking that the first one have nothing and the last one have two pokemons. ;]

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  106. I don't know why but the most times 5th generation pokemon are winning the poll. The only exception was Riolu. We should make the poll with the pokemon from 3rd or 4th generation only.

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  107. this avatar is a special avatar of sam. you cant get him unless you hack it!!!

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  108. Couldn't you just wait in peace for the next update like everyone, not involving maths? xd

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  109. Figures golett would win by a landslide.

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  110. Either way, its pretty funny.

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  111. Happy belated birthday!!:)

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  112. ....................BOO!!!!!!!

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  113. -_- I have all shiny,reg,some shadows,and all avatars

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  114. Yeah, but a single move that hits will always kill it. In a TD game, that's gonna be a huge problem.

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  115. I saw shadow Zoruas at the trade center. How do i get them? are they hidden in the wild somewhere? or was it mystery gift?

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  116. tangela does not get a new evolve form until gen. 4 so it doesn't really matter in this case

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  117. sam i believe in you
    good luck on making lots of progress this week

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  118. I'm more than willing to wait, but it's also fun to speculate :P I'm also a math major, but don't worry, I won't be bringing out too much math on the comments ;-)

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  119. I like this idea... Snake Eevees could be pretty awesome!

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  120. sam,is there a new story mode in route 31?

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  121. Sam, which of the mystery gift pokemon do you personally think would be the most useful? The biggest debate right now is Golett or Shedinja, and Shedinja has better Ghost moves and Wonder Guard while Golett has Fighting moves, so which one do you think is the most useful?

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  122. XD All Meh Pokemon Will evole :P

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  123. Same Here well the Yamask part

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  124. So you're going to program happiness?

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  125. But Sam said that he based his two games off BW1, so Tangela WILL evolve.

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  126. Hey Sam, I have an idea.

    I like the Level 100 cap + Effective level combo, but with weak Pokemon to kill, it will be painful to train high-leveled Pokemon. Could you program a feature where you could make a training level have infinite waves? It slightly increases efficiency and reduces boredom (You can simply leave the game on and the Auto-leveling feature will do its job). Please, it will make training a lot less painful.

    Happy Halloween!

    -Blastoiseman

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  127. Not that you are wrong or anything, but he is getting information from their, but why do you think tangela, lickitung, onix, eevee (other evolutions), gloom (other evolution), poliwhirl (other evolution), golbat, seadra, and many others weren't able to evolve to their next evolutions. I hope you understand that the Pokemon are made to fit htat generation, but according to the BW1. I would of had tangala's evolution already if this was true and just about the rest I listed. (No hard feelings, but this is how the game will go according to how ptd1 was made)

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  128. But it would make the game too easy to get whatever moves you want. Also, I could set Pokemon to get to level 100, go to sleep and wake up in the morning with level 100 Pokemon. Doesn't that kill the entire training experience to no training experience at all. It would be better to have it long and boring (even through I also hate boring). We will just have to wait for later levels that give off more xp. So it is good to keep it how it is now (it will be especially good when the game is done.) Sorry to disagree with you twice in a row, but this is the way I see things.

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  129. ooh so that's what it meant but still how do u get it?

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  130. i love the spooky event idea it sounds very cool

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  131. I believe that Kevin is actually on the CUTD team, so as someone working on the project who Sam knows he has Mod status. Basically, Sam has to make you one, and as of yet he has expressed no interest in making fans Mods.

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  132. Howme is exactly right. Yes it is a little boring to level, but there is the excitement of shiny hunting and hunting for the daily challenges. Moreover, if you level at a reasonable rate to merely keep up with the soft cap, it should be fairly easy and not require tons of training. Thus it's only boring if you choose to invest that much time.


    Besides, games should always have some cost for each reward. Leveling over night to 100 is like cheating, it takes the fun out of actually raising your pokemon and growing with them through the journey. That might sound a little cheesy, but I don't mean relationally, I mean your strategy will grow as your familiarity with what works and what doesn't work grows through the various challenges that Sam gives us.

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  133. Most useful? At this point in the game anything would be good enough to beat the current levels :)

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  134. Thanks! I need to pick it up.

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  135. how come nobody is posting anything here?

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  136. sam,are you going to add all stones and all items from pokemon to ptd 2?

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  137. when you add the pokedex will it count every Pokemon we have evolved as well or will we have to re catch them

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  138. WTF? Why are you chosing Golett over Drifloon? Every time I battle Gollet in B/W I K.O. in 1 hit!!!!!

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  139. All my Party pokemon except for Riolu
    D:

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  140. some day, Poke Transfer will be made

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  141. Good luck on the game? or Happy Halloween? You didn't specify.

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  142. It would be really cool if You could join Team Rocket and help with evil in Pokemon Tower Defense 2. Its a great game and sounds even cooler with the level cap increased to 100. On Route 30 and 31 It would be really cool if there were trainers you can repeat battle. Filling out the Pokedex will be very fun. Creatures Universe is sounding really cool. Best of Luck.

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  143. sam were is Creature Universe td i cant find it send the link

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  144. It's not out yet.

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  145. Hmm.... Should I raise my pokemon to level 100, or just wait for the moves?

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  146. Idk, but I think I'm leveling up my Pokes to level 100, and when moves happen, I will just relearn moves with the relearn button.

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  147. oh, sorry
    (exactly what did you mean?)

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  148. Dragon Eevees would be more awesome but dragon as a species would be 2 strong & may b just mythical, Sam never replied whether dragon will be a type or species.

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  149. Sam please make it so ppl can make anonymous or guest comments again

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  150. Okay, so you follow that there are 12 evolutions for the new pokemon, right? Sam actually updated his list and separated the 31 evolutions into 19 needed for current pokemon and 12 needed for the new pokemon, verifying my claim. Sam also recently changed the list from 8 new pokemon to 5 new pokemon (probably was a typo before?), so this means that the new pokemon have a total of 12 evolutions, and this tells us something about them. As an example, the way we're counting evolutions, bellsprout has 2 evolutions (we don't count bellsprout as its own evolution because it is counted in the new pokemon section).


    Now the fact that there are 5 new pokemon confuses me, because this means that on average each of the pokemon added has 12/5 = 2.4 evolutions, so at least one pokemon has more than 2 evolutions. Poliwag is one such pokemon. Of course, if we somehow got an eevee that would explain a lot.


    So basically I'm using information about new pokemon and the number of their evolutions to see if we can figure anything else out about the upcoming update. As I said, the change from 8 to 5 new pokemon has really confused me, so I'm stuck with a couple wild guesses. Other guesses that would help make the data make sense include ralts (three evolutions), wurmple (4 evolutions), and oddish (3 evolutions). Of course there's always tyrogue, but somehow I doubt that we'll be finding him soon.

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  151. Sam said that he's adding Lucario :)

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  152. I know, right? Drifloon is better choice than Golett, but as always the pokemon that looks better is winning...

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  153. Just be sure you don't burn yourself out on leveling. Every level takes exponentially more experience than the last level, so it will take a ton of time. To give you an idea, if you could defeat pidgeys for an average of 24 exp per pidgey, and using the experience from the gameboy games (since I am guessing Sam uses roughly the same formula), that will take 41,667 pidgeys from level 1, which is 1,389 waves of pidgeys. That's a lot, and roughly the time it would take to find and catch 5 shiny pidgeys. This is for just one pokemon.

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  154. I'm confused much more now. xd
    But I understand what you've got in mind. :P
    There are many possibilities and we can guess what pokemon would be implemented, but it's not so easy. ;]

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  155. ...So I can't get much far in the game so while im waiting...

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  156. So there are 8 new pokemon. I know that bellsprout has to be one of them, here are my guesses for possibilities on the others. In crystal version, you could find poliwag, zubat, and ghastly in tall grass, so probably those also. For the other 4, it depends on if they are found in dark cave on route 31 or by using headbutt on trees. If dark cave, then there can be geodude, dunsparce, and teddiursa. If headbutt, then spearow, aipom, heracross, exeggcute, and pineco. Could I get a hint?

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  157. It makes sense to go ahead and raise pokemon during waves while shiny hunting, but it will take a ridiculous amount of time to raise any of the pokemon to even 50 this early in the game, let alone 100.

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  158. Here's a hint, the 5 new pokemon have 12 evolutions (not including the original forms). Poliwag has 3, zubat has 2, ghastly has 2. If we add oddish (who has 3) and bellsprout (who has 2), then we get 12 evolutions. So that seems like a reasonable guess.

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  159. I certainly hope so! I get the feeling that this is going to be a big update. So excited.

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  160. Remember when you released that post about the ANPO starters? I remember you said that you had over one hundred ideas then. You guys must have hundreds by now. Do you think it's possible to post some more sketches? I'm willing to bet I'm not the only person who wants to see some :)

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  161. Since I couldn't vote, I'd choose Shedninja because of its lucky little 1 hp and its ability makes it great! But at the time being, it would be invincible except to a lvl 8 rattata

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  162. Also Sam, I think many people would agree if you make an update once you create the evolutions that way we won't have to wait too long if that's possible. :]P

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  163. I agree with the Shedninja part. I'm 10 and I've played at least two games from every gen. EXCEPT 5 Gen 1, Blue+Yellow, Gen 2, Silver+Heartgold/Soul Silver (Without any un-gen 2/1 pokes) Gen 3, Emerald+Ruby+Saphire, Gen 4, Pearl+Diamond+Platinum, Gen 5, White+____

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  164. You can't vote when the poll is closed...

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  165. I think I may know why. Many people (myself included) don't really know the newer generations of Pokemon for various of reasons and so we can only judge them by their looks and stat information that we look up. I know generations 1-3 and I really thought that shedinja might be the best choice, but then I thought that if I chose a generation 4 or 5 pokemon it will be more rare if ptd3 were to come out because people would be able to catch a shedinja then. So I would have a rarer Pokemon for better trades in the Pokemon center.

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  166. so for the lvl100 cap does that mean that they arent going to learn any moves that havent been implemented into the game??

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  167. It's probably the reason. But I don't think that Sam would make PTD3, because he said many times that PTD2 will be the last version and have all pokemons in there. Thats why it's named Generations, not Johto's Shadows.

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  168. Just a suggestion, could you make it so you can see what time it is and how much xp your pokemon have without battling wild pokemon? Thx.

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  169. that is a gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood idea

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  170. nooo i wont do that

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  171. that is a wise decition to bad other poeple didnt know that

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  172. I agree, shedinja totally should have won! With it's ability, it is unstopible! Not only that, Golett is hideous. SHEESH! Some people!!!!! X(

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  173. I know, right? It isn't fair !!!!!!!!!!! >:(

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  174. ...and you aren't pirate...

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  175. Better have one big update, than few small ones. ;]

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  176. I know! Read the first 4 words! :D->:P

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  177. Yea... Oh well! Maybe some other mystery gift. Also I wonder how Nincada's evolution will work

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  178. probably the same as the game, if it evolves with a space in your 6 spots, then you will have a ninjask and a shedinja

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  179. honestly the only reason the gen 5's are typically winning is cause most of the player of this game are in the younger age groupe for 6-12yrs given a few exceptions of thoese who have taken the time to ethier watch or play the older pokemon realted game/tv series (i my self am 18 XD so i knw em all pretty much from gen 1-4) since they are in that younger age group most if not all the Pokemon they know are pretty much realted to the the 4th and 5th gens

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  180. Sam, what will you do with raticate and noctowl?
    They can re-learn swords dance and sky attack.

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