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I got to level 4 last night and then lost enough to end up right back to level 1 again :(

It's one of the most annoying things ever but I couldn't help having one more go. You can see why luck plays a heavy element too. Nintendo have designed a mini game so simple that to have it just rely on logic would be far, far too easy.

I've got about 500 coins so far. I'll just keep playing. It won't take huge amounts of time to get there. It pretty much clicked when I realised I only needed to flip the 2s and 3s. Now I just have to get into the habit of spotting when a game is going to be too random to solve and quit out rather than stabbing at a 50/50 chance with half the board still left to sort out :(

I was waiting for my train home from work last night and I spotted a guy sat playing with a Pokewalker. I whipped mine out and we traded gifts like 8 year olds. Oh the shame :hat: Fucker had just got a Dratini out of it too.

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I've got my Dratini now. Apart from sometimes getting a frustratingly random board they're getting much easier to solve. The maths that looked so insane in the Gamefaqs document is now starting to just happen naturally as you learn how the different lines are formed.

I tell you though. It's a pain in the arse to be on level 5 and have 4 squares left and two of which contain multipliers and you *know* the other two have voltorbs. Then getting it right and realising it didn't have to be tense at all since you missed some logic that told you where the voltorbs were :wub:

So now I've been through all that piss and pain could someone tell me why I wanted a Dratini? :eyebrows:

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I just caught a Ditto. Since they don't ever learn any new skills he seems to be the perfect pokemon to just stuff in the Pokewalker and earn watts and catch other pokemon.

They belong in the daycare. Mine's gained fifty levels since then :eyebrows:

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By the way, Voltorb Flippers -

There is a tool somewhere online that calculates the losses, luck, everything for you. Bit sketchy, but works ok.

Also dratinis are easy enough to find wild a bit later on. Save your coins for when you find the second game corner, and the game corner only pokes and TM's come up.

I'm halfway through the second lot of gym leaders. My levels are struggling, with wild pokes being so under-par for EXP. I've got me some good solid pokes though, Swampert, Charizard, Lugia, the er, leaf turtle from 4th gen among a couple others. Will be challenging Red soon enough!

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For those of you still playing this you can now get a Jirachi for your copy of Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver over WiFi until July 16th.

For those of you in America, Europe and Australasia, a new WiFi event has been announced for download this week. From Saturday June 26th 2010 to July 16th, you will be able to download a Jirachi onto your Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver. This Jirachi is identical to the ones given earlier this year in America and Australia and will give people access to the special Night Sky's Edge Pokéwalker course. This Pokéwalker route contains many moon based Pokémon and has some rare items. Be sure to download it while you still can.

After failing to complete the National Dex on the GBA I've made a concerted effort to do in on the DS before they release the new games. Now they've released Jirachi over wifi it turns out suffering through Pokemon Channel for him was a complete waste of time.

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For those of you still playing this you can now get a Jirachi for your copy of Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver over WiFi until July 16th.

Awesome - just got it. Thanks!

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For those of you still playing this you can now get a Jirachi for your copy of Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver over WiFi until July 16th.

How do I get involved with this?

I've been very quietly enjoying SoulSilver for a couple of months now. I'm still fairly early in the game (just picked up Sudowoodo) but this is because I do things extremely thoroughly! I try to pick up every Pokemon along the way and I always go back with a guide through areas I've just played to make sure I have all the hidden items and secrets. One of my concerns is that I'm missing out because I don't know any one with another copy of the game, so there is no one to trade with in order to evolve some of my Pokemon and / or get Pokemon that aren't in SoulSilver.

Am I right in thinking it doesn't have to be this way?

There is the Trade Centre (?) at some point in the game, but as I had no Wi-Fi connection I didn't spend long in there. Am I correct in assuming that Game Freak have made it possible for people to trade over Wi-Fi? How does it work, and what do I need in order to play (apart from Wi-Fi!). Similarly, assuming I had Wi-Fi, how do I 'register' and get Jirachi? Is that also somewhere in the Trade Centre building, or should I register on the net somewhere first?

They belong in the daycare. Mine's gained fifty levels since then :omg:

I'm finding PokemonDB.net extremely useful for working out which monsters need which items / actions in order to progress, but any other general hints about Pokemon like this would be gratefully appreciated. So, Ditto doesn't learn anything at all, and can benefit from being in the Day Care: Great. I had no idea. What other little hints and tricks can you all tell me about the game? I'm not entirely new - I had Pokemon Red and finished it - but I've forgotten an absolute shed load since then. Just looking through the evolution chart brought back so many memories!

Oh, and SoulSilver is fantastic. If any one is in here thinking about whether to buy it: Just do it.

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Is no one else still playing this, then?

Thought I'd post my current "team" to see if that can spark any further discussion:

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Notable substitutes:

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Would still be greatly appreciative if anyone could answer my questions/concerns above, though!

; )

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Go to the loading screen and select mystery gift, instead of starting a game. Then I believe you go to a pokemart, and there's a guy next to the desk who will give it to you.

I'm still playing =)

Yes, you can also trade over Wi-fi and battle. In the main places you mentioned. You just register on there in the center, and it takes you to a hub of sorts.

ps my code is 4426 4182 0431 if you want it.

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I still really like the game and dip in and out of it when I have time, which is not often, and it certainly doesn't get the attention it deserves. There are frequent moments - either through a piece of music beginning to play, the appearance of a particular character, the 8-bit cry of an old favourite and so on - where the game evokes memories of the original Silver/Gold to make me feel a bit sad that I'm not playing either version as a child anymore.

The game - updated and newfangled, yet so familiar - is a little like a memory, in the sense that it's a very old thing being viewed through the lens of the present day.

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Just beat Clair the Dragon trainer last night - the more I'm playing the more I'm enjoying things, though I wish I knew a bit more about type advantages.

My current line-up usually looks something like this, although I have Onyx and Pidgeot as notable HM carriers.

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I'm also miles behind in terms of unlocking all the hidden extras and bonuses (such as the Stadium secrets) but I figure that these will be good to return to after beating the game. Has any one ever maxed out the level of every single Pokemon in the entire Pokedex? Do Pokemon still reach their maximum at Level 100, and do they still earn EXP after this point? I've also not used things like the Day Care yet, which I guess I should be doing. If that wasn't rubbish enough, I'm actually hesitant to teach TMs (I've only taught Flash so far, to help with the dark caves) because I'm not sure which TM suits which Pokemon, and whether I'll end up regretting teaching them at a later point. There must be a comprehensive guide on this somewhere. Anyway, just thought I might update the thread - am interested if any one else is still playing, though it does kinda feel like I'm a bit late to the party here.

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I'm still playing this too. Just a couple of hours a week, but it's still wonderful. I've got just one more of the Kanto badges to go and my team, inspired by your sprites, is as follows (all level 55):

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This is the first Pokemon game I've stuck with for a significant amount of time since the original Gold/Silver ones. The Battle Frontier stuff and completing the Pokedex doesn't really appeal to me, so I guess I'll be done once I've beaten this last gym and the stronger Elite Four. 39 hours well spent though.

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For anyone still trying to catch them all, you can get a Mew via the wi-fi for the next couple of weeks, in US and PAL versions of HeartGold and SoulSilver:

BELLEVUE, Wash.—October 12, 2010—It has been 10 years since Pokémon™ fans first visited the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version video games. To commemorate this historic occasion, Pokémon Trainers can get the Rare Psychic-type Pokémon Mew™ for the original titles’ remakes, Pokémon HeartGold Version or Pokémon SoulSilver Version, for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems via a Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection distribution event October 15 through October 30, 2010.

At first, it was believed that there were only 150 Pokémon. As #151 in the National Pokédex, Mew was the original secret Pokémon, revealed for the Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version video games. Over the past 12 years, Mew has very rarely been attainable, making this an extraordinary opportunity for Trainers across the nation.

The Mew character you will receive is a Level 5 and comes with one basic Normal-type attack, Pound, giving Pokémon Trainers the ability to raise and train Mew as they see fit. Making this distribution especially exclusive, Mew comes inside a Cherish Ball and has a Premier Ribbon, both indicating that you got it via a special event.

During the limited distribution period, players will need to receive Mew using the Mystery Gift option via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service and their existing wireless broadband Internet access, and will need to acquire the Pokédex in the game. Players must also have fewer than three Wonder Cards in their game.

This historic distribution event is only available for a limited time. For more information, players should visit www.pokemon.com.

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There must be a comprehensive guide on this somewhere.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page is a phenomenal resource.

Failing that, there are plenty of specialist FAQs on gamefaqs on breeding, effort values and all manner of other specific bits and pieces.

My team:

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Feraligatr (Lv. 77)

Avalanche

Surf

Hydro Cannon

Waterfall

Arcanine (Lv. 90)

Flamethrower

Flare Blitz

Crunch

Extreme Speed

Ampharos (Lv. 80)

Charge

Discharge

Thunder

Signal Beam

Noctowl (Lv 74)

Hypnosis

Dream Eater

Air Slash

Fly

Golem (Lv 74)

Earthquake

Stone Edge

Rock Climb

Strength

Victreebel (Lv. 78)

Giga Drain

Razor Leaf

Sleep Powder

Cut

Some still saddled with HMs, and Victreebel in particular is far from finished. Will need to do some move deletions and patching up here and there. Still, that team's beaten Red and can breeze through the Elite 4 for free money and Exp. I tried to keep them all balanced in terms of levelling up, but Arcanine has boosted Exp. and was always going to fly ahead at some point.

Caught Lugia, Ho'oh, Suicune, Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Mewtwo and Groudon. Need to borrow my friend's Kyogre to go after Rayquaza, and I still have Raikou, Entei, Latias and Latios to get.

The post-game on this is amazing; my big box o'legendaries on Diamond is going to be absolutely rammed once I'm done here.

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Ok so I've decided to try and actually play a Pokemon game for the first time ever. I've just started Soul Silver. Why does my little man walk at about 1 tile every ten seconds? It's a cute game so far but the walking speed is making my teeth grind.

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I can't remember if you can run from the beginning in gold/silver (it's been a while since I authored the guide) or if you have to wait until you get the pair of sneakers from your mom (which should be just after defeating the 1st gym leader). holding the "B" button allows you to sprint around at a decent clip once you have the ability and as chris on the moon has stated, the bicycle will allow you to move around at even greater speeds. :)

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Been playing this on and off since the above post, on to my seventh badge now. I have a question I have a TM for the most powerful electric move in the game, Thunder. I have an Ampharos who learns this move but apparently not until level 70. I vaguely recall that TM attacks are slightly weaker than those of a pokemon who learned it via levelling up. Is this right or bullshit?

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