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Topics - The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA

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Source: Japanese Pokémon site
So about 85 million Pokémon have been traded on the GTS. Nintendo says they'll have a worldwide giveaway of this special Vivillion once they hit 100 million. So start trading to get a special butterfly.

Image courtesy of some blog I found while reverse searching the image.

X and Y/OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire / Tipping: What does it do?
« on: November 08, 2013, 18:30 »
So I've noticed some characters in game asking for tips. Be it a song they sing, advice they give, or the meal they serve, some people will ask if you'd like to tip. Being the generous man I am (Amulet Coin helps too), I generally tip ₷1,000.
I've also heard rumors that tipping increases the chances of finding Shiny Pokémon somehow. Of course, these are just rumors. Correlation does not imply causation. I have found (and captured) 3 Shinies though, so there's that. I'd like to gather some data on this:

In addition to voting, I'd appreciate if you provided:
-Hours in game
-Number of wild Shinies encountered (whether or not you captured them, don't worry about 100% exact numbers.)
-Locations of Shiny(ies) encountered (if you don't remember, don't worry)
-How much you generally tip
-Average level of "Affection" for your party Pokémon (an estimate is fine: 1, 2, 3, etc.)
-Skin color of Trainer
-O-Powers in effect during encounter w/ Shiny (if you remember, if not then note.)
-Version (thanks RubyRobin)

(NOTE: Do not count Shinies received in trade, hatched from eggs using Matsuda Method, caught via chaining/chain fishing, or found by soft-reseting. I consider those essentially "take a 20": you're repeating a process until you get the result rather than allowing for probability to take control.)

Keep in mind I've tossed a few "random" variables into the request. Also keep in mind I only want data on your playthrough of Pokémon X and/or Y. If you're playing through both, seperate the data accordingly. If you have any ideas for variables that may have something to do with Shiny Encounter rates, go ahead and list them. I also know that such a small sample size is meaningless and way more samples would be needed before any real progress is made. However, a small sample may make studying the subject further more promising.

Thanks for the help.

X and Y/OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire / Unique Clothing?
« on: November 07, 2013, 16:59 »
So while playing Pokemon Y, I've noticed in the "PPS" Passerby section that some trainers have what looks like unique clothing: one guy had a red military-esque uniform, another person was wearing the black leather jacket and had that green tuft of hair that the punk dudes have. I've seen a girl wearing the black coat and hairstyle of some of the normal trainers (I think the Ace trainers?).  All of them were other players (they had non-standard names, like gibberish).

I'm not too far into the game (going to take on the 3rd Gym in a bit), so I might be missing something. Are there unique outfits that can be bought/unlocked? Is this DLC that people have hacked onto their characters? I can try to get some pictures if anyone needs a visual aid.

PKMN.NET / Trouble loading the site
« on: July 11, 2012, 00:44 »
I've started having difficulty loading the site. I'll navigate to the forums and it'll take upwards to half an hour before anything appears (links, text, pictures, etc.). However, I can access other websites (Yahoo!, Google, and several others; many of which are more taxing than this site) without trouble. It takes many tries to not get a "server isn't responding" message from my browser and when I do manage to get to the site I usually can't see much of it for a very long time.
I've reset my modem, used different browsers (Safari and Chrome), and used different computers.
I'm wondering if this issue is only on my side or if anyone else is having this trouble.

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