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04/02/13: Just Kidding

Sadly, that R/B/Y Safari Zone mechanics section was an April Fools' Day joke from beginning to end. (Not just the capture bypass, nervousness factor and encounter bias, note. Every word of it was a lie. Bait and rocks do not work like it said, either.) If you missed it, you can see it here, and of course, it has been archived in the April Fools' joke section with its predecessors.

But fear not; the real Safari Zone mechanics section should be coming pretty soon. The big hurdle in my way was that there were holes in the only analysis of how it works in R/B/Y that I knew of, but I've already dug up the relevant routines in the assembly and patched up the big questions. I have one thing left to confirm and then I can start writing the text of the page. Whoo. And I, at least, think how it actually works is pretty interesting, even though it doesn't involve precise button presses.

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Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Hm, I guess I might as well. It's not nearly as necessary now that it's being released worldwide at the same time, though.

[01/05/2013 20:10:51]

somebody
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Unrelated, but are you planning on doing a Play-Asia referral thingy for Pokemon X and Y?

[01/05/2013 19:52:27]

devon
Website:
Commenting on: 04-02-13

yep

[11/04/2013 23:58:41]

Elentir
Commenting on: 04-02-13

One of the most plausible April Fool's Day jokes I've ever seen. The nervousness modifier reminded me of a friend who thought that confused Pokemon only hurt themselves if you press "A" too much. I knew it was bogus even then (2000), but I still find myself being sparing with button presses when my Pokemon's confused.

[09/04/2013 20:33:18]

ME
Commenting on: 04-02-13

All right, you got me. That one was really good. Only thing that got me all day.

[05/04/2013 00:15:03]

random CoD lover. (the cave, not the game XD)
Commenting on: 04-02-13

dangit, you got me. again. i was really frightened at last years joke, and now you've tricked me again. i told my parents about it BOTH TIMES too. you are freaking awsome at april fools XD

[04/04/2013 21:00:14]

Harmony
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Funnily enough, I had missed the April Fool's joke, and came here just to ask if you were ever going to add Safari Zone information to the catch rate pages.

[04/04/2013 20:41:41]

Frankie
Commenting on: 04-02-13

My mouth literally dropped open when I read the nervousness thing. Can't believe I bought it… Ugh. Well done.

[04/04/2013 02:09:42]

Someone
Commenting on: 04-02-13

*embarrassment gone*

[03/04/2013 14:15:59]

Iwon'tRaichuaFan-Fic!
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Never thought this was a joke.Still had fun with it.252 rocks thrown,1 bait thrown works like a charm!

[03/04/2013 12:42:08]

Eeveefan14
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if there were mechanics that insane in the games. I mean, there's the formula-that-freezes-the-game-after-trying-to-divide-by-zero-and-going-into-an-infite-loop, which makes the idea of the nervousness modifier and the capture bypass actually seem kind of plausible :P

[03/04/2013 05:16:28]

Sandstone-Shadow
Commenting on: 04-02-13

…well played! I never even considered that that was an April Fool's joke!

And here I spent quite a large amount of the walk back to my dorm thinking about how I could now obtain rare Safari Zone Pokémon with more ease… =P

[03/04/2013 02:55:46]

Slix
Website: Poliwager
Commenting on: 04-02-13

Looks like you got me! Some of it seemed fishy, but some seemed like it could work. Good job!

[02/04/2013 23:05:44]

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