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PH v11

Forum-Index News PH v11
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:00 (23 Days ago)
PokeHeroes' 11th anniversary
Vivillon, Paradox, Mew, and future work

A message from Professor Rowan: "Goodness gracious me, has it really been 11 years since I've started hiring trainers for my current research? Has it really been over 11 years since I've made my last big breakthrough? ... Uh *coughs* I mean... We've obviously made big progress in the last years as well! Lots'a hatched eggs, lots'a Pokemon evolved, lots'a mysteries uncovered... Yes, no, now that I think about it, I think we can certainly be proud of the last 11 years we've spent together. We've certainly have had a good time, haven't we? All the hours we've spent at the annual fun fair, all the hours we've spent sitting around honey trees. All the hours our Pokemon have spent exploring various areas nearby. All the hours we've spent dreaming at the beach.
... But there's no reason to become sentimental! Our journey is not over yet."

Vivillon Re-Distribution

Following the recent Vivillon (Pride) distribution, we now also have a re-distribution of our other two Event Vivillon via regular distribution:

Vivillon (Fancy)
July 1st, 9AM - July 14th, 9AM

Vivillon (Poke Ball)
July 14th, 9AM - July 27th, 9AM

Their shiny chances increase every time you obtain them from the Event Distribution.

New Paradox Research

Professor Sada and Professor Turo are back with a new Paldean Research Task: For a limited time, you can get the past Pokemon Great Tusk and/or the future Pokemon Iron Treads by helping them with their studies. As always, they have a great interest in Pokemon eggs obtained from Rowan's Lab. They claim there's something awfully... paradox about them.

To start the event quest for Great Tusk, you must have finished the Koraidon Quest with Prof. Sada before.
To start the event quest for Iron Treads, you must have finished the Miraidon Quest with Prof. Turo before.

Both research options are available until August 31st, 2024. You can complete the research task as often as you like within the event period to get more than one of each new Pokemon. You can't work on both research tasks simultaneously, but you can do them one after the other.

Shiny bonus: Both of them have immensely boosted shiny odds (10%).

Note that these are late-game quests/events and require Trainerlevel 35 or higher.

Mew Plushie Event

The legendary Pokémon Mew has returned as a Dream World Event Plushie! It is available until July 16th and can be obtained by fulfilling Dream Point spending goals.
With every Mew Plushie that you obtain, the DP requirement increases. To get the first Mew Plushie, you have to spend at least 500 Dream Points at the DW Shop.
The 5th Mew Plushie that you get is a Shiny Plushie.

Starting on July 15th, everyone who claimed at least one Mew Event Plushie (during this event period) can obtain a Mew Egg at the Ancient Cave! The more Mew Plushies you obtain, the higher your chance is to get a Shiny Mew Egg!
Mew Plushies Shiny Egg Chance
1 Less than 0.1%
2 1:1000
3 1:500
4 1:250
5 1:100
6 1:40
7 1:15
8 1:8
9 1:3
10+ 1:1 (100%)

Future plans

Planned server maintenance

The fact that PH is now 11 years old is a time to celebrate - but at the same time, it means that its code and systems are literally over a decade old. Some of the (very outdated) third-party software that we're using are dropping their support by the end of the year, which technically means that PH will break. But that's of course not going to happen - at least not if I upgrade everything. And yes, I literally mean everything. ... The newer versions of the tools we use require a newer operating system, which requires newer servers. And the new operating system requires... well, a newer code base of PH. PokeHeroes uses libraries that no longer exist out there, which is why I must update about 10% of its code (uff, yes.). So the biggest project of the second half of this year is to make PokeHeroes "future-proof". I will rewrite a lot of its code to make it compatible with up-to-date services, and I will migrate PokeHeroes to new servers. This will require a couple of hours of downtime, which will be announced in due time. Probably don't expect this to happen before August.
This may not "exciting" news, but these are very important news. If we want to keep enjoying PH for the next 10+ years, then this update now needs to happen. And of course I will do my best to make this happen as smoothly as possible.

QoL Updates

My focus in the recent years has shifted a bit from implementing more and more new features to improving those that already exist - and this trend will continue this way. Just this year, Leah and the badges have received visual upgrades plus some QoL features; the GTS has received a new filter mode; the PokeRadar history is now clickable; and the Raylong quest now contains for the "gems traded with the collector" stat - just to name a few of the updates that happened this year thus far.

PokeHeroes has many features, because I always felt like "the more the better". More features give you more opportunities to enjoy your time on here. But in retrospect, I think that some of its features feel rushed and a bit clunky. Admittedly, of course, I was still a teenager when I started working on PH, and I simply wasn't exactly a proficient software developer back then. It takes much experience to be decent at programming, and a lot of experience to be good at it.

So long story short: I will continue to monitor your suggestions for QoL improvements and will try and update things whenever I have some free time and feel inspired to do so. PokeHeroes not only needs to be future-proof from a system point-of-view, but also from a feature point-of-view. And for that to happen, its features need to feel modern again.
All in all, I hope you understand that this will not happen in a day. It took over 11 years (13, technically) to get to this point where we are now.

I hope you enjoy the new events! Happy anniversary, my beloved project 💛

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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:01 (23 Days ago)
Happy Anniversary
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:05 (23 Days ago)
So is Celestial Mew not returning this year? Also if not how will we get it again?
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:06 (23 Days ago)
Happy Anniversary!
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:06 (23 Days ago)
Happy Birthday PH!

Time to break the chain for the limited pokemon, lol.

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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:17 (23 Days ago)
Happy birthday ! 🥳✨

Could we have a free pokeradar freeze to take advantage of the New Paradox Research ?

Because some people cannot do the event if they have long chains...

Thanks 😊
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:27 (22 Days ago)
Happy 11th anniversary PokeHeroes! 🥳🎉
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:41 (22 Days ago)
Can we please do the Paradox quest if we weren't here for previous ones? I didn't have an account back then, and so many people would agree
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:46 (22 Days ago)
Comgrats to pokeheroes! 🤭 exciting updates! 😋
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Hi, nice to meet you!
Just so you know, I'm about 6 hours behind game time.
I'm aiming for all the plushies so missing ones will be much appreciated. This part is mainly aimed at the plushie exchange contest!
Also, I don't have a battle team so, plz, no battle requests!
I'm aiming for ditto so any normal gem offers or letting me borrow your ditto once I have enough gems would be very appreciated! I'm always buying them!
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 09:48 (22 Days ago)
Xerao: Celestial Mew was a 10-year anniversary special that doesn't return every year. It will come back eventually, however. All events always come back eventually (e.g. these two Vivillon were last available 4 years ago). Just not annually.

Shiny: I'm afraid we won't be handing out radar freezes during every event now. On the one hand, you have two months for this event (which, I agree, is probably still not enough for someone hunting Arceus), but on the other hand the reward is also trade-able and doesn't have an eggdex entry. So you don't need to do this event. If you really-really-really want to do it, however, then you'll have to spend a couple of nuggets to freeze the radar yourself.

Tellmewhyaintnothing: The Koraidon and Miraidon quests were not events but they are regular quests that you unlock when you reach TL 35. They are always available.
The Paradox Donphan-based event is, as the news post mentions, a late-game event, which you should work towards. It incentivises you to progress in the game as a whole. ... Reaching TL 35 within the next 2 months and getting these events is definitely doable. And if not, there's always the option to trade for it or get it in a future re-distribution.
... If your still a new member, there's no need to get these two urgently anyway. There's literally dozens of things to do on PH first, and almost 2000 other Pokedex entries to collect first.
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 10:08 (22 Days ago)
Happy anniversary! :D

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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 10:21 (22 Days ago)
just make stonks clickable somewhere, the fact it's hidden is kinda sad
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 10:28 (22 Days ago)
Happy anniversary PH!
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 10:33 (22 Days ago)
Happy Anniversary!
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 10:42 (22 Days ago)
Happy anniversary!
But dang, no soecial mew this time?
(I missed it last time q.q)

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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 11:13 (22 Days ago)
Happy Anniversary!!! 🎈🎉
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 11:32 (22 Days ago)
Happy one'n'oneth Anniversary, Koko and Pokeheroes!

I still can't believe, that we have had already wasted spend so many years collecting eggs, hatching them, cursing on them because they were no shinies and releasing them again...
Thank you, Koko, Mods Ex-Mods, Artists, Ex-Artists and Pokeheroes-Wiki-People for your work all the years. Without your work we would miss something big in our lifes.


~love comes in many colors~
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 11:56 (22 Days ago)
Happy anni!, thank you for keeping this site alive and here to hoping it lives on for another 11 years <3
Your local Spheal line lover.
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 13:12 (22 Days ago)
Great to see a focus on QoL for the future, looking forward to it!
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Posted: Mon, 01/07/2024 13:18 (22 Days ago)
Shiala: Don't worry, it will be back eventually 😄

pucky: Couldn't agree more!