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welp I googled it and I am wrong
apparently I have been capitalizing my titles wrong for a long time

[03/08/2018 00:40:32]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

It seems to depend on the style guide whether "with" is capitalized in title case, but my impression is most would count it as a short preposition and thus not capitalized, the same way as "for", "by", etc.

[02/08/2018 16:33:59]


ok thanks
also small captalization mistake–
the "with"on the link on the site page for affiliating should be capitalized as "With", right?
or does it not count?

[02/08/2018 14:43:55]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Good question!

Basically, first I counted up how many times each letter of the alphabet appears across all Pokémon names and assigned each letter a score from 1-9 based on that, with a higher score for rarer letters.

To calculate the score for a given Pokémon name, I first add together the scores for each unique letter in the name - that is, for something like "Rattata", I just add the scores for R, A and T together, even though A and T each appear three times. (The reason for this is that every instance of each letter is revealed when you guess it - having several A's and T's doesn't actually make Rattata harder to guess.) Then I divide the result by the length of the name, multiply it by 100, 200 or 300 depending on the difficulty setting, and then round to get the final score. The reason for dividing by the length of the name is that the more letters the name has, the easier it generally is to guess - if all the letters are unique, this'll simply cancel out with the fact we added all the unique letter scores together, while if it has many repeated letters, guessing one of them will reveal more about the name than otherwise, so it makes sense that that lowers the score.

It's not a highly scientific system or anything - it's just something I came up with as a kid when I was putting this version of the game together - but I think the scores end up matching up reasonably with the actual difficulty of guessing the Pokémon. Rattata gives the fewest points (all three letters in the name are very common, and indeed, I always get Rattata right very quickly) and Jynx gives the most (you have to guess four letters, three of which are pretty uncommon; if you start by guessing common letters, you might get the N, but you'll lose before you get to any of the other ones).

[02/08/2018 00:02:17]


Just wondering how does the points work in Pokemon Hangman?

[01/08/2018 20:34:46]


Hello, my name is Dante.

[30/07/2018 16:08:17]


I'm a huge fan of your Pokemon Picker! I really love the way it works.

[27/07/2018 10:42:54]

Luca Wight
Commenting on: 07-16-18

With relatively few beta pokémon, I think it'd be nice to have the option to have them mixed in with the normal ones. But however you do it, I'm looking forward to it. I just can't bring myself to not consider them pokémon, or not consider them canon. I see them like official pokémon, but just unacknowledged like Missingno and the like. And of course Missingno isn't supposed to be seen, but it's encountered as a pokémon, so I see it as just a very volatile, strange one.

[26/07/2018 23:04:00]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 07-16-18

When I'm done with the generic picker, I'll make one for the beta Pokémon!

[23/07/2018 20:59:14]

Luca Wight
Commenting on: 07-16-18

Will the demo gs pokemon be put into your pokemon picker? (Like as spoiler pokemon or something) I think Kotora is one of my favorite pokemon now.

[23/07/2018 18:56:21]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 07-01-18

TCoD is coming up on sixteen years old! However, the Twitter account was created in 2014, when it was only eleven. A child! This child who tweeted things when it was a child must be protected.

I actually initially assumed it was locked because I believe these days you're supposed to be sixteen to sign up for a Twitter account - it had never let me set TCoD's birthyear to 2002 because of that before now. But then I found Twitter support had been tweeting about how accounts were being locked en masse because they were created before the individual turned thirteen - I think it was some sort of legal thing where they were required to wipe any potential personal data about children under thirteen, which would include any tweets people made before they turned thirteen, even if they were no longer under thirteen. So since TCoD's account would fit the bill for that, I'm assuming that was the filter that caught it.

[15/07/2018 12:48:25]

Commenting on: 07-01-18

I am confused because I thought TCoD was more than 13 years old??

[15/07/2018 11:11:50]


Hi, I just stumbled upon here and don't know what to put here.
I like the Fennekin line, especially Braixen.

[09/07/2018 00:45:16]

Commenting on: 07-01-18

I think it'd be cool if you added the option to display the demo gs pokemon in the favorite pokemon picker,because I think Kotora has definitely made it's way into my heart, and my top favorite pokemon list.

[05/07/2018 23:36:27]


Can Lucario and Sylveon be on the new personality test? I really like those two pokemon :3

[27/06/2018 20:09:54]

Website: Tabletki na odchudzanie

It's so cool return back to the old times when i watched pokemon's movie all days :) thanks ;)

[26/06/2018 14:33:16]

Website: Lycanroc.Net
Commenting on: 05-24-18

AWStats is my favorite analytics platform. I had Google Analytics previously, and it's great for seeing the flow of visitors around your site, but it certainly feels invasive.

[25/06/2018 18:39:26]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

I've been meaning to make a new personality test for a while! Not sure if it'd just be a new "What Pokémon Are You?", though; I've had various other ideas, but admittedly it would be fun making a test with newer Pokémon in it.

[23/06/2018 07:56:39]


A new pokemon quiz with gen 5/6/7 pokemon would be something to look forward too :) When you're up to making one.

[19/06/2018 04:27:49]

Website: Link Building

this is totally nostalgic! pokemon never dies

[18/06/2018 02:14:40]

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