11/02/20: Eighteen years

Happy birthday to you,
you're all grown up, it's true.
On to legal adulthood!
Happy birthday to you.

The Cave of Dragonflies is eighteen years old today! They grow up so fast. Unfortunately I don't think websites can actually vote, even when they're legal adults. (But if you are, I hope you do.)

For the occasion, I wanted to finish writing about the R/B/Y RNG, but unfortunately that's just taking ages. Instead, I've now updated most everything in accordance with the Crown Tundra DLC, including the Pokémon List Generator, Favorite Pokémon Picker, Hangman and Number Game.

Furthermore, I've added a provisional Gen VIII Catch Rate Calculator. Please note that at the moment this is based on Gen VII mechanics - to my knowledge, the capture routine/ball bonuses have not been extracted, and the Switch hacking community is never anywhere near as interested in capture mechanics as I am, so who knows if/when that might happen. However, in-game observation suggests the mechanics are probably similar, except that during the story, before the Wild Area levels up to level 60, the catch rate is lowered massively if your Pokémon is a lower level than the opponent. I've made a wild guess at this modifier (a 0.15 multiplier to the X value) and how it might be applied, but for the moment it really is a wild guess based on really not enough data. I hope to do more in-game observations for this, but until then, I hope having a calculator with the Gen VIII Pokémon in it helps at least a bit.

Finally, there is also since yesterday a Twitter share link and a textbox with a copy-pastable summary on the results page for the Pokémon Fan Test. It's already seen more use than I expected, but in case you wanted to share your results but there was just a little too much friction, now's your chance. I'd like to spruce up my other personality test results a bit soon and probably add something similar there, for modern convenience.

Here's to TCoD's young adulthood!

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Commenting on: 11-02-20

Congratulations on 18 years. I have been visiting your website since the beginning. Pokémon was my first fandom and this website has been a huge part of that experience. Thank you.

[13/11/2020 02:13:27]

Odie Dog
Commenting on: 11-02-20

Huge congratulations on 18 years! That is indeed amazing :D

[09/11/2020 19:38:12]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 11-02-20

Do you have spoilers enabled?

(Also, did you go multiple rounds? Because of how the picker works, if a few new Pokémon are added, you may not actually see them until they've been reshuffled in the next round.)

[04/11/2020 12:49:01]

Commenting on: 11-02-20

I have forms mode (major only), all generations and all types

[03/11/2020 21:19:49]

Website: Eligood
Commenting on: 11-02-20

Congratulations on a whole 18 years! That really is super impressive :O

[03/11/2020 18:20:00]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 11-02-20

What options do you have selected?

[03/11/2020 18:12:23]

Commenting on: 11-02-20

Hi I love your website, but the Crown Tundra DLC Pokemon aren't showing up for me on the Favorite Pokemon Picker. Can you please help?

[03/11/2020 16:15:13]

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