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12/12/14: New Type Quiz... and More

The new type quiz is up. Don't expect it to have any correlation with your results in the old type quiz, which is still around. The new one focuses on how you relate to other people, which I think is a reasonably interesting thing to examine, and I think I've hammered together the result descriptions so that they're vaguely adequate by now.

I also randomly completed a feature I'd started to make for the Interactive Type Chart a long, long time ago: "Overall defense mode". Basically, it shows you the average damage multiplier of every type, or a subset you specify, against each type combination.

I've also been fixing some errors, such as some typos and making the HP bar in the R/B/Y Catch Rate Calculator turn yellow at exactly the right point. Mostly typos, though.

magical has found the X/Y capture routine, so the moment he's finished analyzing it I'm probably going to be whipping up a page and calculator for Gen VI capturing. Finally.

Somewhat relatedly, I've been thinking about writing an article that takes some actual R/B/Y (or possibly G/S/C) source code, explains how to read the assembly, and walks the reader through gaining an understanding of what the game is actually doing, both step by step and in the big picture. Basically it would be a kind of simultaneous basic introduction to how computers work, general look into the insides of the Pokémon games, and tutorial in how you, too, can analyze weird buggy game behaviour (provided you actually find the relevant code). I know 2007-me would have died for something like that, so hopefully there are some vaguely like-minded people out there.

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Dandelion
Commenting on: 12-12-14

That article about RBY source code sounds incredible. If you work on it, I would most certainly read it.

[29/12/2014 04:25:17]

eevee_em
Commenting on: 12-12-14

"Don't expect it to have any correlation with your results in the old type quiz, which is still around."

*Takes new type quiz*

*Gets the exact same result as the old type quiz*

So much for that. (I'm Ground, BTW)

[14/12/2014 14:53:04]

Lilypad
Commenting on: 12-12-14

Please do the "inside look to the Pokémon games." That would make my year, and the next one too! Maybe if you do R/B/Y, you could also explain "what happened, what was supposed to happen, and what got mixed up in-between."


I would love to see this happen.

[13/12/2014 15:19:56]

Lilypad
Commenting on: 12-12-14

Please do the "inside look to the Pokémon games." That would make my year, and the next one too! Maybe if you do R/B/Y, you could also explain "what happened, what was supposed to happen, and what got mixed up in-between."


I would love to see this happen.

[13/12/2014 15:13:41]

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