although oldale is known as a quiet, rural getaway, the lunar new year gives the locale new life. flooded with the warm glow of paper lanterns and lampent, the town transforms into a thrilling terminus for those wishing to celebrate underneath brilliant fireworks and starry night skies.
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
THE SS EVENT HAS FINALLY CONCLUDED. normal and electric-type perks have been phased out alongside ss-related events such as the pokeathlon. to wrap up july and august's event cycle, there are several things to consider and to take heed of, so please read below if you have participated in the event.[break][break][break]
ss limited missions have now been archived. however, if you are still in the middle of a ss mission, do not fret. you can complete them at any time.[break][break][break]
the safari zone selection connected with the ss event will also be cycled out; however, characters still in safari zone threads on the ss rotation of pokemon will have until august 31st, 11:59pm pst to complete them. if they are not completed by then, the threads will be forcibly closed (the safari warden will call your character back!).[break][break][break]
if you need a reminder, the ss safari selections were the following:[break][break]
summer surprises bingo
if you have been able to achieve any of the prizes rewarded by summer surprises bingo, please redeem them in the site shop. for those able to redeem a premium gachapon ticket or a mega stone, please include information about whether you are using it/selecting a mega for it or if you are storing it for later.[break][break]
please try to redeem these by the end of august!
remember, if you want to complete thread prompts in bingo, ensure that you have 5 posts in the thread! before, it used to be "5 posts each," but i've made it more lenient. you only require 5 posts in the thread yourself! furthermore, only 1 prompt can be redeemed per post. ensure that you follow these guidelines! i will be double checking the bingo squares throughout the week.[break][break][break]
heroic medal treasure trade / summer beach party
[break][break][break] IF YOU POSSESS HEROIC MEDALS from events such as summer surprises swarms or the pokeathlon, then your character will be able to redeem prizes from the heroic medal treasure trade thread.[break][break][break]
instructions on how to redeem prizes are present within the thread; however, if you are redeeming the "mystery prize" in the top left corner, please post in that thread and wait for a special moderator post in the summer beach party event thread for further instructions.[break][break][break]
subsequently, the summer beach party even thread will be locked after the mod post. this will likely be sometime on august 25th, pst.
TOXIC TAKEOVER INTRO & PERKS
what is this event?
TOXIC TAKEOVER WILL USHER IN a new narrative arc for hoenn. you could say we're in the beginning of season 4 now, perhaps. for example, season 1 is rocket's occupation of hoenn, season 2 begins with silas blackwell (first hoenn rocket boss) and his defeat until the new year raid, and season 3 is everything until now.[break][break]
this event will bring about a dramatic raid(s), while providing follow-ups to several plotlines (e.g. a transfer of power, several research threads, etc.). so, stay tuned![break][break]
lastly, this event will run until OCTOBER 31ST, 11:59PM PST. we will weave in halloween events with this event cycle, so stay tuned for much more![break][break]
poison-type benefits infect the site! enjoy discounts, luckier encounters and more on the site:[break][break]
poison-type pokemon have their evolutions discounted by 50%.
poison-type pokemon have a higher chance of possessing 5 moves, egg moves, hidden abilities, and being shiny.
gulpin and its evolution line can be sold to the black market for 100 PD.
TOXIC TAKEOVER EVENTS
the list below will be continually updated with new swarms, for these events are time-limited. furthermore, swarms will also be posted on the discord and on the site's navigational menus, so you can't miss them![break][break][break]
the safari zone has refreshed with a new selection. this new selection will last until 10/11 11:59PM PST. below, you can see the new rotation of pokemon that you can capture.[break][break][break]
to enter the safari zone, purchase a safari zone ticket for 50 PD in the site shop.[break][break][break]
new toxic takeover limited missions are available, which you can sign up with a partner for until the event's end. much thanks goes to driclone, champ, and thistle for their ideas.[break][break][break]
although there will be more coming, several new awards have been added. as a note, the "WHAT'RE YOU SELLING" award has had its image changed, for its previous image will be used for the new "PAYDAY" award.[break][break][break]
much thanks to ven and champ for the ideas behind most of these awards! also, if some awards have appeared in your profile and you're not supposed to have them, please message shiv. furthermore, if you'd like to hide an award that has had its image changed, please let him know as well![break][break][break]
war of the worlds raids
[break][break] SET IN LATE SEPTEMBER, the megalopolans have begun to war against hoenn. in order to reap the region of its resources due to their ailing world, the intruders have launched a mass attack.[break][break]
this is a death-enabled pair of raids. sign-ups end september 12th, 12am pst.[break][break][break]
to navigate to the sign-ups, please click here.[break][break][break]
[break][break] ENDEAVORS ARE LIKE QUESTS you can complete during the toxic takeover event cycle. fulfill writing-based prompts or perform tasks around the site to receive rewards.[break][break]
please note, unlike the towers of strength event, these endeavors are player-based. in other words, you can not have each of your characters fulfill these endeavors. instead, you will be able to fulfill an endeavor on any character and decide which reward goes to which character if you have more than one.[break][break][break]
to navigate to the toxic endeavors, please click here.[break][break][break]
[break][break] SPORADICALLY, THROUGHOUT THE EVENT CYCLE, "poison patrol" threads will appear. these threads will require your characters to fulfill particular objectives for special rewards. in particular, clearing these threads will reward you with "antidotes" that can be redeemed later for rewards.[break][break]
THE MEGALOPOLANS HAVE BEGUN attacking Hoenn. Known as the "Three-Day War" or the "Ultra Beast War," the region attempts to defend against the incoming intruders. In the process, questions will be answered and mysteries will be unearthed.[break][break]