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Posted by: Jen Dec 31 2020, 11:57 PM

GPX+ Community Thread!


If you're new here then don't be shy! The community thread is the place to come and chat with fellow members of the site who share a common interest with you. Talk about whatever you want, whether it's GPX related or something going on in your personal life, just be sure to read the rules first before posting. There's always someone on the forums to read and respond to your posts, so chat away and maybe you'll meet some great people!

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Posted by: Jen Jan 1 2021, 12:15 AM

The last thread was three years old, so we decided to have a fresh start. wave.gif

Posted by: AregularFrankiefan Jan 1 2021, 12:20 AM

Ooh, new community thread. grin.gif Hello everyone! I keep forgetting to enable "email notification of replies" on these so I tend to have no idea whether or not people are talking to me. My bad, lol

Release+ will be sorely missed, but at least I freed up a slot on my Shine Recorder; and got an Insect Shard, to boot. Also WHOA I just hatched this. https://gpx.plus/info/vjeJz Those IVs aren't bad! I hope the raffle event's treated everyone well. happy.gif

Posted by: Zotz Jan 1 2021, 03:16 PM

Does anyone else never know what to vote for for the shiny hunt? I've ended up just closing my eyes and scrolling through to pick a random 'mon.

ooh, nice ivs on it grin.gif

Posted by: SilverLugia456 Jan 1 2021, 05:22 PM

Oh! Nice to see a fresh start on the community thread.

Lets see, yes it can be difficult to choose a shiny for the hunt because there are so many that I still need I'm not sure which one would be good for the site-wide shiny hunt. I just random pick one on my future shiny hunts list.

I'm creating some fresh goals for myself to reach on GPXplus when it comes to interactions, hatching eggs, and activity score. Though I don't know if I'm going to break any of my records, I may try though. ^_^.gif

Posted by: Professor Eucalyptus Jan 1 2021, 06:08 PM

Yeah, I really don't know either. Last SWSH I picked Applin (+2 filler slots w/ Basculin) because I knew I wanted all 3 of them and to potentially block a slot from Rookidee, which I was hunting at the time. There's also a point to voting for pokemon that give you shards. But given that usually Galar pokemon make it in (none of which offer me much in terms of shards) I'll vote for Blipbug/Pincurchin. If anybody wants me to vote for anything in particular, feel free to ask.

I suspect Rookidee/Wooloo/Blipbug will win in a landslide, though. Prove me wrong!

Posted by: Kazz Jan 1 2021, 07:27 PM

Oh wow, had no idea the last thread was that old. Nice to see a new one! Hoping to spend more time on the site than I have in the last few years.

RE: SWSH - I ended up choosing Wooloo, Pinchin, and Rookidee. I should really get started on the video game but I've been mostly playing Animal Crossing NH.

Posted by: pumpkinking0192 Jan 1 2021, 07:53 PM

When I don't have a good idea of what I want to vote for for SWSHs, I usually look back at the vote totals for the most recent one and vote for whatever the next-most popular ones were that I don't have yet.

I haven't had to do that for the past few months, though, with the new Galar Pokemon being rolled out. I have been expecting Wooloo to be one of the ones picked this month, and I don't typically like the stress of a SWSH with three shinies I need, so I went ahead and hunted Wooloo in December to get it out of the way. With that in mind, I voted for Blipbug/Yamper/Wooloo but would also be happy with either Pincurchin or Duraludon in place of Yamper, as those are the remaining Galar 'mons I still need.

Posted by: AregularFrankiefan Jan 2 2021, 09:20 PM

QUOTE(Zotz @ Jan 1 2021, 12:16 PM) *
Does anyone else never know what to vote for for the shiny hunt? I've ended up just closing my eyes and scrolling through to pick a random 'mon.

ooh, nice ivs on it grin.gif




Oh, definitely. And ack, my email didn't notify me that people were replying to me. I ended up voting for Corphish, Venonat, and Blipbug this month. Yes, two of three happen to be some of my favorite Pokémon, and I don't need Shards for any of them until I decide to do DotW for the first [and probably only] time, but I figure at least Blipbug has a good chance of winning.


Maybe I'll level up the Regi a bit before sticking it in the Battle Tower, not sure really. I need a good Steel-Type, and I can't find a decent Ferrothorn. Also...the Hoopa are stalking me again, I've gotten 2 within 2 days. Someone send help, lol

Posted by: AkaruTheYoshi Jan 9 2021, 05:53 PM

Got to enjoy some birthday ice cream and snacks the other day, so hey, if anything else, something good has happened this month despite all the chaos. Now, I'm just trying to find me a shiny legendary. It'll pop up eventually, I'm hoping.

Posted by: Yamper Jan 10 2021, 12:39 AM

Hiya all! Hope everyone is well happy.gif

Posted by: Darky Jan 15 2021, 04:14 AM

Best of luck with your shiny hunts=)

Posted by: Eryth Violet Jan 19 2021, 08:44 PM

Have you ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of something? I have, and it's the new community thread

I've hatched one of each SWSH option, so I'm doing pretty well. grin.gif

Posted by: Jon Snow Jan 20 2021, 08:34 AM

I've just opened 500 chests and knocked out Perfect 10 - hoping that I have enough trinkets to send out my first Sky Gift(s) today!

Posted by: AkaruTheYoshi Feb 26 2021, 12:14 AM

Nice, just finished up my hatching for the Anniversary event. Hope everyone got some cool shinies and prizes!

Posted by: AregularFrankiefan Mar 1 2021, 12:30 AM

I don't have a Switch and will not be getting one because I'm not made out of money, but I feel like this year's Pokémon Day reveal was a step in the right direction in terms of the games not becoming more and more stale. Might watch some YouTube playthroughs when the time comes; Pokémon Legends: Arceus is especially an interesting concept, and I hope it won't suffer from being visually boring like a fair amount of open-world games are.

In other news it's been quite literally a month and a half since I last ordered [through a family member, still no bank account legally] something from the U.S. Pokémon Center website. It never showed up, and yet the person kind enough to order for me got charged for the items 3 times...Ack. I've paid him back, but it still sucks. worried.gif

Posted by: jeanmichel Mar 1 2021, 07:19 AM

Pokemon Legends : Arceus is presented as a "bold new direction" but I fear it will be in the wrong way. The Diamond/Pearl game is a remaster and I'm still playing Platinum from time to time so I don't really have an interest in it. I think it's more for players who came to the licence after. It reminds me the Zelda: Link's Awakening remaster, though the latter was adding more graphically to the old version as it was a monochrome low resolution game.

Otherwise, I finally finished my blipbug shiny hunt started during last SWSH. grin.gif

And I've use my Heart Mail on a legend voucher and a Diancie.

Posted by: Mexter Mar 4 2021, 04:53 AM

Hey all! good luck in advance with the SWSH!

I recently came back to the site after not being active for like 3 years, and I've been really enjoying it! I joined the Discord too, and am planning on actively participating in all the events, something I didn't do when I first played actively. See you guys around! happy.gif

On the topic of Arceus: Legends, like jeanmichel said, it could go both ways, amazing or a major let-down. Hope it's amazing of course, that way GameFreak might step out of it's comfort zone more easily. But we'll see when more information is availble.

Personally I'm incredibly disappointed in the way the DP remakes look, and the only reason I would be getting them is a fun shiny-hunting method. Something like a new and improved PokéRadar. I have nothing against chibi artstyle in-game, but the overworld in the DP remakes looks worse than the originals (imo).

Posted by: AkaruTheYoshi Mar 14 2021, 04:15 PM

Woo, I got a new job! I start next week! Finally, no more fast food, I get to finally use my degree for something! Things are looking up very nicely!

Posted by: pumpkinking0192 Mar 24 2021, 03:03 AM

Hi, I hope a quick release-advertising post is allowed.

I find myself in need of freeing up more space in my PC, so I'm planning to release 21 shinies that are duplicates of ones I already have. Most are relatively uninteresting (past SWSHs that most regulars already have, wrong-gender breedjects for gender-specific evolutions, etc) but I hope at least some of them will find new owners who want them.

You can see these shinies in my SH-RELEASE box at the top of my "Pokemon" tab on my profile.

I'll aim to click the release button at roughly 3pm US Eastern time (7pm UTC) on Thursday. I hope this gives people plenty of time to see this post and decide whether they want to stalk the shelter for any of the shinies.

Best wishes!

UPDATE 3/25: The shinies have been released! Good luck, shiny hunters!

Posted by: Oshcara Mar 27 2021, 12:15 AM

QUOTE(AkaruTheYoshi @ Mar 14 2021, 02:15 PM) *
Woo, I got a new job! I start next week! Finally, no more fast food, I get to finally use my degree for something! Things are looking up very nicely!

congrats!!

Posted by: Mamanator Apr 4 2021, 04:19 PM

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Tomorrow (on the 4th of April/Easter), there will be a Painted Torchic distribution!
There's extra chance of finding a shiny one, so be sure to keep a party space open at 4 PM server time!

Good luck!


Happy Easter and thank you, Zerxer and GPX! I didn't even realize this was a thing but had a free party spot. I appreciate the Easter egg (literally) LOL

Posted by: jeanmichel Apr 18 2021, 03:52 AM

Hey!

There seems to lots of people on the site nowadays, which is cool, but since the down time 3 days ago, it's not responding well. Navigating through the site is annoying and mass clicking is awful. Does anybody know if something's happening?

Good luck on your scavenger hunt!

Edit: And just now it's responsive again after 3 days. I hope it was just a problem with my ISP not going through the proper route or something. dumblook.gif

Edit 2: and now 3 days later it's started slogging again, to a point it takes seconds to do anything. sad.gif

Posted by: Darky May 13 2021, 01:03 AM

Yup, the site is kinda sluggish these days. During shiny hunts it is even more annoyingX) Good luck with the site-wide shiny hunt, guys=3

Posted by: Level-X May 14 2021, 01:33 AM

QUOTE(jeanmichel @ Apr 18 2021, 03:52 AM) *
Hey!

There seems to lots of people on the site nowadays, which is cool, but since the down time 3 days ago, it's not responding well. Navigating through the site is annoying and mass clicking is awful. Does anybody know if something's happening?

Good luck on your scavenger hunt!

Edit: And just now it's responsive again after 3 days. I hope it was just a problem with my ISP not going through the proper route or something. dumblook.gif

Edit 2: and now 3 days later it's started slogging again, to a point it takes seconds to do anything. sad.gif


All we know is that we got migrated to a different server node on April 15th (During the time of the Baby event) Nick restarted the server a few days ago, which helped to improve speed from where it was at initially. It didn't completely fix the lag and he has acknowledged that it exits. He said he'll look into it further once he gets the opportunity to. Hang tight! happy.gif

Posted by: Mamanator Jul 2 2021, 11:02 AM

Good morning Everybody!

First off, happy belated Canada Day to our friends from "up north". I hope that your day and weather and GPX play were all positive and fun.

Next, best of holiday luck to my US compatriots that are melting in the extended heat wave(s). Where I'm at, in the (AZ) Valley, we haven't seen rain since... um... I don't remember. Even still, there are going to be fireworks around various cities. Curious. Real curious. But if we're out camping... no fires and no fireworks. So wherever you are celebrating I hope you will be safe (from fires, monsoon floods, and illegal fireworks).

I'm trying to wrap my head around work today (not going so great, LOL) and looking very much forward to a 3 day weekend (we're taking Monday off). I've been in and out of GPX for a number of days now and, sadly, didn't get a perfect score from the Scavenger Hunt. Was very upset when I woke up one day and realized that I (stupidly) didn't finish a basic level 17 requirement. Ugh! I was so mad at myself for that oversight! But running into the shiny togepi.gif helped to lessen that sting.

Not sure how this month's SWSHy will turn out but here is wishing that you hatch at least one. Not sure what exploration I'll be delving into, but I have been having that calling again so... we'll see what I can carve out time for.

My daughter also got me playing Y again so I've been enjoying that. I also owe my soul (or just about) to our local GameStop. Oh. My. Pokémon!! I ordered 2 doubles of the re-releases coming out as well as 3 of the Arceus games. I really hope my girls help contribute to that fund! Mercifully, the store clerk told me we have 100,000 Game Stop points. *faints* That will absolutely lessen that invoice sting! LOL

In other news.... I took advantage of the Prime Day sales and got my very first iRobot vacuum. Best. Investment. EVAH!!! And using my daughter's account (don't worry, my money), I took advantage of the "if you had an Amazon credit card, you could take $150 off your purchase. So... we got her her first credit card ever and my Prime Day sale that saved me about $400, lessened that price tag by another $150. An i6+ for just over $300. Yeah. I'm happy. happy.gif

Anybody else take advantage of the Prime Day sales? Did you go electronics, if you did, or something else you really needed?

Also, does anyone else buy more than just 1 of the Pokémon games or am I the only fool? LOL

Posted by: Darky Jul 14 2021, 05:03 AM

Good luck with your shiny hunts, guys=)

Posted by: Mamanator Jul 14 2021, 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Darky @ Jul 14 2021, 03:03 AM) *
Good luck with your shiny hunts, guys=)

Thanks for the well wishes, Darky. After putting my Pokémon pair in the Daycare... I'm thinking I'll need it. lol.gif Apparently, same species octopi don't like each other very much. Here's hoping my Destiny Knot will tie them closer together than "The two Pokémon are not interested in each other in the slightest." *eek*!

Also, note to self, before filling your party... double check the Shiny announcement. I was thinking it would start tomorrow so... totally blew the first round not realizing I could do it now. Doh!

*EDIT*
It seems I am setting my SWSH up for failure. Does anyone else limit themselves to how they come by their eggs? I'm pulling only from my daycare couple (now that I figured out the original problem was a sibling issue....) and from the lab. I have to admit - it would be cool to finish a SWSH from the lab. I know it happens... but how frequently I wonder?

*EDIT 2*
As it turns out, my SWSHy wasn't set up for failure like I thought. It wasn't easy... and I did have to grab some Shelter eggs during the draught... but the Lab paid off finally. I'll probably vie for another shiny - just to see if I can score one more - but I'm fairly certain kudos will go to a "rival" group - the Azurites. It's not always about how many play. It's all about the luck of the grab.

*EDIT 3*
And much to my amazement... my daycare couple created a shiny Nikkit that I actually grabbed. Dang! Sa-weet! For kicks n giggles I'm vying for the final Pokémon, Lileep. But with so few days left I'm not feeling overwhelmingly positive. Who knows, though, the race to the finish line keeps changing affinity hands so we'll see how things play out these next 2.5 days. Good luck to all who are still trying and hatching. I only always hope we all walk away with one shiny from the SWSHys. happy.gif

Posted by: Darky Sep 14 2021, 03:41 AM

Hoo, it's September already. I hope you all staying safe, warm and comfortable^___^ Time to hatch some shiny shrooms. I hope you all get your shinies asap=3 Good luck^__^

Posted by: RicFule Oct 1 2021, 02:38 PM

I finally got my last Arceus Plate, so now I can begin the long journey to "Catch 'Em All!" Don't stop believing, I will finish it eventually.

However, I have failed the last two SWSH. *sniff* Maybe November will be better.

Posted by: jeanmichel Oct 19 2021, 06:32 AM

During last SWSH I started a Foongus hunt, thinking "if I finish it before SWSH's end, I'll do an Arceus explo!".

We're now deep in this month's scavenger hunt, Halloween even is approaching, I still haven't done this month's special explorations and my Foongus still aren't shiny! hmm.gif


Posted by: Mamanator Oct 24 2021, 06:24 PM

I'm really impressed with the creativity and thought of my fellow GPXers when it comes to thinking up events. I just finished scrolling through the thread and think that you all have some great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Darky Oct 26 2021, 06:14 AM

I wonder, will we ever get a normal arceus egg? Or something like that. 1000 prize points for an arceus egg of any type? Too much I suppose. And I know that we have an exploration, but we also have real livesX) I am not complaining, just wondering=)

Posted by: Mr Spaz Oct 27 2021, 11:46 PM

QUOTE(Darky @ Oct 26 2021, 07:14 AM) *
I wonder, will we ever get a normal arceus egg? Or something like that. 1000 prize points for an arceus egg of any type? Too much I suppose. And I know that we have an exploration, but we also have real livesX) I am not complaining, just wondering=)

If you complete Death of the World for all 17 Ancient Plates, you can continue embarking on the exploration for Normal Arceus, allowing you to Shiny Hunt Arceus (Post #147 on the Minor Updates thread)

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