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My own messages will be signed as Butterfree, with the Admin label below my name. If someone signs as Butterfree without that label, it's probably not me.

Ayano
Website: Classic Pokémon Guide

(Go spoilers!) I just read your most recent fanfiction, "Go", and wow, that unexpectedly hurt! I was enjoying the familiar Pokémon escapism, as I'm sure Pokémon becoming real is a fantasy every Pokémon fan has experienced before, and then you just had to wrench my heart with a bittersweet ending like that. I actually teared up, which really surprised me. Your method of integrating Go into the real world (the app being like… the link between worlds) was a good way to handle it, I think. The humor in the fic also got an exhale out of my nose multiple times. The jokes about PETA in particular made me wheeze out of my nose in amusement and roll my eyes at the same time. But yeah, thanks for making me almost cry over a Pidgey. Worth it, hahaha.

[31/01/2023 07:37:19]

inky

I spent a lot of time on this website when I was younger! I came back to visit today because I remembered using your html guide and I wanted to get into that again. I'm so happy to see this place is still up! Have great day!!

[22/01/2023 21:10:35]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

@ Happy: I don't know Mob Psycho but I'm curious! If you'd be willing to briefly elaborate on the similarity I'd be thrilled.

[21/01/2023 00:32:52]

Happy

Me watching the final arc of mob psycho 100 s3: Wow this is just like that time in the pokemon fanfiction the quest of the legends by beloved pokemon webmaster butterfree (⁠ ⁠´⁠▽`)

[17/01/2023 23:30:08]

mechadendrite

love your website, the pokemon picker is genius. keep on being great.

[17/01/2023 17:27:38]

Negrek
Website: Thousand Roads
Commenting on: 01-03-23

Happy new year! It's been a lot of fun getting to collaborate with you on a programming project again, and I hope we'll get to do more in the future! <3

[03/01/2023 22:09:35]

Nui
Commenting on: 12-22-22

I should clarify mostly because it wouldn't make much of a difference in rounds where mons from the same line aren't competing (which would be every round but the first one(s))

[31/12/2022 12:17:59]

Nui
Commenting on: 12-22-22

I would most likely just use it for the first round yeah

[31/12/2022 12:04:06]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

@ Joaquin/Pikaton: Thank you both, fixed! Both of those errors were unfortunate victims of the fact my laptop keyboard has been faulty for a couple weeks now, such that the J/K/L/Æ keys don't always fire when I press them. (I have now obtained an external keyboard to use while this is going on.)

@ Nui: That's an interesting idea! Definitely doable, if that's something people would prefer, though I'm inclined to think randomizing helps make sure you're comparing different Pokémon each time. If I did this, would you want it to just go with Pokédex order for the first round and then go randomized, or continue to be in Pokédex order?

[27/12/2022 18:08:47]

Pikaton
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Just a nit nitpick, but Floragato's name, when hovering over it, is Foragato

[27/12/2022 14:20:09]

Nui
Website:
Commenting on: 12-22-22

it would be really cool if there was an option for it to go in pokedex or evolution order
(because I'm a lot more confident I like ponyta more than rapidash than whether I like ponyta more than doduo)

[27/12/2022 08:50:18]

Joaquín
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Ok, thanks for all answers.

About the Three-Segment Dudunsparce is true, appears. But no appears if the option "final evolution only" is on. So that's the reasson why I can't find it.

[27/12/2022 04:56:41]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Re Joaquin:

Thanks for the feedback! In general, my decision-making for the picker is to try to do what is useful and makes sense for people using the picker to pick their favorite Pokémon. Since the classifications are something I've done manually rather than something that concretely exists in the game data, I've had to make some judgement calls according to what seems to make sense to me, and those judgement calls are often somewhat debatable and sometimes simply mistaken.

For Cherrim, the flower form is the default because it's more representative of the Pokémon and what a person is likely to like about it - the closed form just kind of looks like nothing, and is likely to make someone who actually does like Cherrim overlook it in the list. I think for a tool like this, that's more important than whether, in game terms, the other form is technically "more default".

Primal Reversion and Eternamax are basically just flavor variations of Megas/Gigantamax; it doesn't make any sense for someone to want to pick just their favorite Primal Reversion or Eternamax form, and if someone really wants to pick their favorite Mega/Gigantamax form without them, it's easy enough for them to just ignore that couple of extra forms when they come up, so this was what made the most sense to me.

White Kyurem and Black Kyurem don't have actual active/inactive forms that exist as separate forms with separate images in Home; even if I wanted to include them separately, there wouldn't be any images to use for them.

Cosplay Pikachu and Eternal Floette no longer have official images at all (i.e. they don't exist in Pokémon Home data), so that's a similar situation; the different caps for Pikachu, however, are included (but as minor forms).

Meowstic and Indeedee are listed as other alternate forms because they are fully "different Pokémon" with separate stat blocks and treated as different forms rather than simply gender differences, and my reasoning was that if you wanted to see alternate forms but don't care about gender differences (and thus turn them off), you probably would want to see both forms of Meowstic and Indeedee. I actually hadn't seen male and female Oinkologne had different abilities, but since they do perhaps they should also be considered alternate forms. Same with Squawkabilly and hidden ability; I hadn't seen that variation, but since it's there, it might make sense to reclassify them.

For Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist, I guess alternate does make more sense; the really important thing is they need to be a minor form because it doesn't make whole a lot of sense for anyone to like them more or less depending on their size. I was borderline on whether it made sense to include the other forms in the picker at all.

Three-Segment Dudunsparce is in the picker; you must have missed it.

[26/12/2022 19:02:31]

Purple
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Oh, awesome! I was so looking forward to this! I’d been checking pretty frequently since the game came out, so it was a nice surprise to see it when pulling the site up on a whim unrelated to my checking. Thanks so much for all your work on this site, it’s really so much fun!

[26/12/2022 14:40:55]

Joaquín
Commenting on: 12-22-22

I see your great work, at the same time that I see any confused categories.

I can understand Xerneas actived is the main form, but why Cherrim flower is the main form?

You mark Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon like megaevolutions. This is correct? Well, I understand. If Eternatus Eternamax is an Gigantamax form, then Primal Kyogre and Groudon should be megaevolution forms.

Back to Xerneas. She have two forms (relaxed and active), and the alternative forms of Kyurem have too two forms for their two forms. I mean, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem have both an active and inactive form.

I not know if the forms of Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, Spiky-eared Pichu and Eternal Floette matter for being included.

Why the forms of Meowstic and Indeedee are in "other alternate forms" instead "gender diferences"? Because change anything more than the aesthetic? If is that, I understand then. But the forms of Oinkologne changes the abilities. Is an aditional change for gender diferences.

The forms of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist changes their stats and are in aesthetic variants instead alternative forms. Did you think changes anything more than the aesthetic should be in other section?

You put the forms of Maushold and Squawkabilly, but you forget the form of Dudunsparce: Three-segment form. However, this should be an aesthetic form, I suppose.

I can understand why the forms of Tatsugiri are in aesthetic variants, because the forms affects to Dondozo.

The forms of Squawkabilly changes the hidden ability. This is a point for change the forms from aesthetic to alternative?

[24/12/2022 10:27:52]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

The checkbox is definitely there, but maybe you missed it because it comes after "Legends: Arceus"?

[23/12/2022 17:32:32]

Michael
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Hi! I think the check box for the gen IX is missing in the favorite Pokémon picker? At least on mobile.
Thanks! :)

[23/12/2022 01:45:18]

Sallya

sussing out the secret link was a lot of fun, thank you for making it.

[21/12/2022 16:41:04]

lolita
Commenting on: 11-02-22

thank you so much for keeping this site up: the joy i felt rediscovering it was like reuniting with an old friend, and i'm so glad it's still here.

[18/12/2022 10:08:30]

Bubble
Commenting on: 11-02-22

Ooh it's so neat that you went through so much effort to preserve the old styles, wowie! I usually come here for the favourite picker nowadays but I get nostalgia from pages I don't even remember remembering until I wander over to it again, and the choice of layout super-extra adds to the whole vibe. I'm really glad you've been around so long!

[16/12/2022 18:05:15]

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