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 Aesclepia Dec 5, 2013 Next verse same as the first. 4 The Whiscash is staring into your soul. # ? Feb 14, 2018 13:21
 Kurieg Jul 19, 2012 1 # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:03
 Quantum Toast Feb 13, 2012 5 # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:11
 Crosspeice Aug 9, 2013 Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh... Alright, I think we have a winner. Congrats Onmi, your background will be used starting in Part 5! Now for Part 4... # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:11
 Crosspeice Aug 9, 2013 Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh... Side Notes #04: How Overhauled Pokemon Tick (Part 2 - PID) So the PID is a 32-bit integer that determines a lot of thing. Gender is determined by the last eight digits and ranges from Genderless (11111111) to always Female (1111110), to always Male (0000000). If the Pokemon has a chance of being either gender, the number generated is compared against the gender threshold, a number generated between 1 and 253. If the PID number is greater than or equal to the threshold, the Pokemon is male, otherwise it is female. Because of this, ratios are still slightly skewed until Gen 6. Ability is determined by the lowest bit, in the gender string, but only if it can have more than one ability, since the game forces that value to be 0 for single Ability Pokemon. If it's odd, the Pokemon has their first slot Ability and then even for the second slot. Because of this, Pokemon that gained an ability in Gen 4 will switch abilities as 0 is even, so the first ability will always become the second, as the PID is rechecked. Nature is determined by PID mod 25 (so what whole remainder is left over when dividing by 25), from 0 to 24. Each nature has a corresponding number which I don't fancy listing. Now shininess is the big one. This depends on the Trainer ID, the Secret ID (which you'll never know about unless you cheat) and on both halves of the PID, split down the middle as P1 and P2. This is determined by the formula S = IDTrainer ⊕ IDSecret ⊕ p1 ⊕ p2. If you have no idea what the ⊕ is, I didn't until this very sentence. Basically, A ⊕ B = C, outputs C such that, if Ai (bit i of A) and Bi are different, then Ci is 1; otherwise it is 0. Mathematics, man. After that is worked out, if the resulting number at the end if less than 8 then it is shiny. Obviously with so many variations in numbers, this makes it a very rare occurance, though having your Trainer ID and Secret ID match more helps for this. Unown's letter is determined by the collection of the last two bits in each four bytes and then calculated by Pletter mod 28, with 0 being A, to ? and ! being 26 and 27. Wurmple's evolution, meanwhile, is determined by the upper half of its personality value, so if that value is divided by 10 and the remainder is less than or equal to 4, Wurmple will evolve into Silcoon, if it's greater than 4, Cascoon. So since it's 0-4, or 5-9... then it's 50/50. Spinda has four spots on its body, two on its face, two on its ears. Where the x and y co-ordinates cross is where the top left corner of the spot is placed. Each of the four bytes in the PID correspond to a spot and the x coordinate is determined by the lower four bits of that byte, with the y coordinate determined by the upper four bits. So does this mean Spinda actually has 4,294,967,296 different combinations, sine it draws from the whole PID? Well, no, some values will have Spinda's spots either overlapping each other, or not on Spinda's body at all, so ones that we actually notice as being different are in fact fewer. Finally, there are some NPCs who wish to see a Pokemon of a large size. Yep, this is determined by the PID and not simply either, cause why wouldn't it? Overall height is determined by the lowest two bytes of the PID, split into P1 and P2, again, as well as IVs (only the four least significant bits of each stat, so one bit is usused), as well as the Pokemon's height, though those numbers are predetermined. So, the calculation starts off easy with s = ( ( (Atk' ⊕ Def') * HP' ) ⊕ p1 ) * 256 + ( ( (SpAtk' ⊕ SpDef') * Spd' ) ⊕ p2 ). Don't worry if you didn't get that, this is only for nerdy weirdos who think they understand it. From there, height is the species height in tenths of a metre and three more values, x, y and z are determined by what s results to, using this table: FROM THERE, h, x, y, z and s are put into this formula: ( (s-z) / y + x ) * h / 10, which is then rounded down, then converted to inches, THEN rounded down to the nearest tenth of an inch. Simple, right? All for two bumfucks in each game to measure it. Last, but not least, the PID determines when Mirage Island appears, if the lower half of a Pokemon's PID in the party matches a random number generated at the start of each day. If it matches, the island appears. Crosspeice fucked around with this message at 15:18 on Feb 14, 2018 # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:12
 Crosspeice Aug 9, 2013 Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh... Alright, we're now ready for our next team member, so let's get a nickname! I know I've been asking for a lot of votes so far, but there's been a lot to decide. After this, I'll be easing up for a while. What do you call a baby metal dinosaur? # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:13
 Kurieg Jul 19, 2012 Ieyasu of course. # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:33
 Crosspeice Aug 9, 2013 Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh... No no no, you've had two Conquest names already, stop it! # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:33
 AweStriker Oct 6, 2014 I want to say Nickelback but that would be terrible, uh... Chromeback # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:46
 BrightWing Apr 27, 2012 Yes, he is quite mad. War Greymon # ? Feb 14, 2018 15:47

#### Crosspeice posted:

Alright, we're now ready for our next team member, so let's get a nickname! I know I've been asking for a lot of votes so far, but there's been a lot to decide. After this, I'll be easing up for a while.

What do you call a baby metal dinosaur?
Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

#### Crosspeice posted:

Now shininess is the big one. This depends on the Trainer ID, the Secret ID (which you'll never know about unless you cheat) and on both halves of the PID, split down the middle as P1 and P2. This is determined by the formula S = IDTrainer ⊕ IDSecret ⊕ p1 ⊕ p2. If you have no idea what the ⊕ is, I didn't until this very sentence. Basically, A ⊕ B = C, outputs C such that, if Ai (bit i of A) and Bi are different, then Ci is 1; otherwise it is 0. Mathematics, man. After that is worked out, if the resulting number at the end if less than 8 then it is shiny. Obviously with so many variations in numbers, this makes it a very rare occurance, though having your Trainer ID and Secret ID match more helps for this.

Wait, does this mean shininess isn't a constant 1/8192? It changes between playthroughs depending on the two ID numbers? I assume the average is 1/8192, then. Did the relatively recent change of the rate to 1/4096 get rid of the variance in that case?

Also...

#### Quantum Toast posted:

Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

#### Epicmissingno posted:

Wait, does this mean shininess isn't a constant 1/8192? It changes between playthroughs depending on the two ID numbers? I assume the average is 1/8192, then. Did the relatively recent change of the rate to 1/4096 get rid of the variance in that case?

The end result is, out of 63356 possibilities, only 8 result in a Shiny. So 8/63356, which is 1/8192. Starting from Gen 6, there are 16 results that create a Shiny, so 16/63356, which is 1/4096. Having matching ID numbers means the only variation is the PID, as that part of the equation will always be 00000, though the base chance is always the same. It just gives you more leeway in finding the right PID combination.

Crosspeice fucked around with this message at 16:10 on Feb 14, 2018

#### Crosspeice posted:

Alright, we're now ready for our next team member, so let's get a nickname! I know I've been asking for a lot of votes so far, but there's been a lot to decide. After this, I'll be easing up for a while.

What do you call a baby metal dinosaur?

Metalfoot.

#### Quantum Toast posted:

Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

I like this.

#### BrightWing posted:

War Greymon

Yeah, this.

Also I have some maths knowledge and I have absolutely no idea what that update even said. This franchise sure is insane in what it does without showing the player.

#### Quantum Toast posted:

Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

Sounds good to me.

Well fine then.

War Greymon

#### BrightWing posted:

War Greymon

I approve

 Solumin Jan 11, 2013 We're getting an Aron?? I love that whole line, aggron is my favorite Pokemon. You should name it Reinhardt. # ? Feb 14, 2018 16:46
Name it Carter, because I like dumb puns and can't think of a better name.

Also, Team Aqua/Magma not primarily using Water + Ice/Fire + Ground Pokemon (even in the remake) really annoys me. At least the manga corrects that.

#### Crosspeice posted:

I should reiterate that having all these random Multi Battles is cool as hell and their absence in the remakes is disappointing.

I feel like I've seen more Multi-Battles in these last two updates than I have in all of ORAS.

Blueberry Pancakes fucked around with this message at 17:33 on Feb 14, 2018

 Kikas Oct 30, 2012 EAT THE FISH! EAT THE BERRIES! TO THE CAVE! HIBERNATE AGDQ 2018 Awful Block Survivor War Greymon # ? Feb 14, 2018 18:16

#### Hobgoblin2099 posted:

Name it Carter, because I like dumb puns and can't think of a better name.

Also, Team Aqua/Magma not primarily using Water + Ice/Fire + Ground Pokemon (even in the remake) really annoys me. At least the manga corrects that.

I feel like I've seen more Multi-Battles in these last two updates than I have in all of ORAS.

You know, that's a good point. I think the first time I played RSE, I kept expecting their whole environmentalism thing to be a front for a more nefarious plan, because they all had Dark pokemon.

But no, they weren't evil, just stupid.

#### Quantum Toast posted:

Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

I always call a female Diana, because I used to watch Glee.

 FoolyCharged Oct 11, 2012 Somebody call for an ant? Aggronizing In tribute to how using him feels at end game # ? Feb 14, 2018 20:20
 Toyotasomi no Miko Oct 23, 2016 I'm suggesting Molybdenum for a name because not only does it sound cool, it's a metal. Anyways with Whismur's introduction, I'm gonna mention as an aside that in Gen 3, and only Gen 3, there's an unused ability called Cacophony, which... is just the same thing as Soundproof. Why it exists is beyond me, but then again, we've got other ability duplicates. # ? Feb 14, 2018 21:15

#### BrightWing posted:

War Greymon

Oh absolutely.

 Verant Oct 20, 2012 Go on an adventure ordained by fate? -->Okay. -->Eh. I'm tempted to say Egoraptor, but I'll hop on the War Greymon train instead. # ? Feb 14, 2018 21:49
Name vote:

#### Quantum Toast posted:

Aaron, if it's male. Female... I don't know, Erin?

#### Hobgoblin2099 posted:

I feel like I've seen more Multi-Battles in these last two updates than I have in all of ORAS.
Gamefreak generally seems kind of hesitant to have too many non-single battles in the games. RSE got several because they were the shiny new feature, Colloseum(and I think XD?) were 100% double battles, and it's all been downhill since then.

It's extra weird because double battles have been the offical tournament format for ages.

 Leraika Jun 14, 2015 slime time Does WarGreymon even fit? Let's go with Dottie if a girl and Dio for a boy. # ? Feb 14, 2018 22:47

#### Leraika posted:

Does WarGreymon even fit?
Ten letter limit, I think, so it's fine without the space.

#### BrightWing posted:

War Greymon

This is a good name.

#### Crosspeice posted:

Pinap Berries do, uh, nothing. There are unfortunately a fair few berries like that.

I'll take those off your hands. Pinap berries double the amount of candy you receive when catching a pokemon in Pokemon Go. They are extremely useful at times when rare pokemon, like Chansey, are spawning at an increased rate, such as the current Valentine's Day event. The other berries that appear in Pokemon Go are Razz and Nanab berries, but rather than their primary use, those are mostly for feeding pokemon in gyms, in order to get... more candy. Candy. Candy. Candy.

And call it Ieyasu.

#### Trasson posted:

Metalfoot.

This.

 Cythereal Nov 8, 2009 Eh, was hoping this LP would use some of the lesser used critters. Oh well. Hi, Skitty, this generation's Jigglypuff. Cutesy normal type with bad stats, a horrendous level-up movepool, and mind boggling TM compatibility seems to be a recurring archetype in these games. # ? Feb 15, 2018 03:06
 Arcade Rabbit Nov 11, 2013 At least Wigglytuff has gotten some indirect buffs. It's no Azumarill, but at least it didn't get shafted like Delcatty. Cause hey, who needs type coverage or an extensive movepool, right? # ? Feb 15, 2018 03:44
 Kemix Dec 1, 2013 Because change Call it Goodman # ? Feb 15, 2018 07:55

#### Cythereal posted:

Eh, was hoping this LP would use some of the lesser used critters.

Lairon is one of my favourite Pokemon, so that was completely tied up before I even started planning my team. I had a bit of trouble figuring out exactly what I wanted team-wise, since I need to space them out properly and needed them to be different types, so it got a bit rough around the mid-game where the Pokemon choice becomes real bad, since you need specific types by a certain point for HM moves, so there's actually not a huge amount of choice available, but hopefully everyone will like what I've chosen.

Anyway, voting closed! Wargreymon is the nickname!