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BoomBoy
Trainerlevel: 77

Trainerpoints: 2,666/17,863

Party

Pkmn Name Level EXP/EHP
The Chespinking
(Chespin)
SHINY
5,59519,714,838 / 112,546,868
Phé (2OS)
(Shaymin (Sky))
SHINY
1,4766,019,461 / 7,803,993
Markus
(Dewott)
503626,842 / 897,639
Sylvie
(Sylveon)
SHINY
1,263257,550 / 4,789,297
Cleo
(Diancie)
SHINY
471428,215 / 833,671
Cheerio
(Hoopa)
SHINY
22811,363 / 195,796

links, notes and handy tools

Use this BB Code guide. all links and info in there.
Use this Hangman Helper. (the other one closed lol coz..... reasons)
Use this Price Check. remember about inflation and item market changes... actually just use stonks lol
Use this Map. some of the thingymabobs have the same location on the site, so pay attention.
Use this magic bagvalue Tool Thingy to figure out what is worth selling.
Use this Royal Tunnel Helper to cheat to be assissted :P
Use this Help Subforum to see the FAQs and search help threads
Use this Royal Tunnel Simulator to practise the noobtrap.
The Wiki is here and also under the community tab
Check this Evo Guide for how to evolve mons

Shiny Hunt

BoomBoy is currently hunting Milcery.
Hunt started: 17/08/2023

Chain: 1,558
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GOALS :D

ULTIMATE GOALS

[X] #1 - 1 year premium paid for without RL money
[X] #2 - Kalos Certificate to get that Mega Diancie :)
[..] #3 - full Kalos shiny dex inc. legends somewhere on my profile there should be a progress for this
[..] #4 - 1OS SM Diancie its so pretty
[..] #4.5 - SM Emeran Diancie
[X] #5 - officially become a not-noob (get all the badges)
[X] #6 - get something 1OS! check out Gary in my about me!
[..] #7 - get Chespinking onto the ranklist its a long long way to go.... why dont you click him now :')
[..] #8 - get a CatLady-worthy hangman chain. this is intentionally phrased vaguely :P

ANNUAL GOALS
(basically for next July 1st - I try to set these every summer)
[partially indefinitely suspended due to inactivity]

[..] #1 - chain 1000 on hangman.
[X] #2 - another set of 8k nuggies for another year of premium.
[..] #3 - shiny zygarde snake. i think Hamper is collabbing on this one :)

ima probably add more here as they are thought of

Contact

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Plushies

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Newest gifts
Gojirath 2 Days ago
Gojirath 4 Days ago
hinayanachan 5 Days ago
Shadowplay 7 Days ago

Game Records

Trainer ID: #762650682
Registration: 10/02/2019 (5 Years ago)
Game Time: 2926:09 Hours
Total interactions: 5,726,607
Money: 11,176
Starter Pokémon: Dewott

Feeds

#aFactADay2024
#1232: bee hives have seasonal genders! over winter, all the drones in a honeybee colony die off, meaning the entire hive is female for a half the year. the drones' entire purpose in life is to find virgin queens from other hives and mate with them, but only the minority get there first. if they succeed, they die almost instantly because they leave body parts inside the partner... even without that, drones only last about eight weeks, so they rarely make it past autumn. if they do last that long, they get kicked out of the hive by the workers, because why waste valuable food on someone if they're gonna pop the clogs after a few months.
Today, 06:19
#aFactADay2024
#1231: the Yarkovsky–O'Keefe–Radzievskii–Paddack effect, or the YORP effect for short, is an effect on things like asteroids, which are smallish and uneven. as a layperson, it's basically the light equivalent of a wind turbine, i think: as photons hit a surface, they impart an impulse (ie they transfer momentum), and because the surface of the astronomical body slants in some places more than others, the reactionary force (as well as infrared radiation) isn't parallel to the incident force, causing a net torque. the person who named it claimed to do so after the four scientists who enabled the effect to be discovered, but really i think they just went "yorp" and retroactively found four people in the right field with the right initials.
Yesterday, 06:38
#aFactADay2024
#1230: the USS Mississinewa was an American oil tanker that was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in Micronesia in 1944. it wasn't discovered until 2001, and just a few months later, a typhoon struck the atoll it was sitting in, rupturing the cargo, even from 100m below the surface. it leaked fuel into the lagoon for two months until they finally managed to plug it, only for it to happen in December of the same year. Micronesia is incredibly biodiverse: there are about 300 species of coral, 1000 of fish and 1200 of molluscs. its reefs are also the some of the most "productive" in the world, meaning that they absorb carbon more (about 20x more quickly than average open sea).
2 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1229: the reason Krusty the Clown from the Simpsons looks like Homer is because the character was initially designed to be Homer in disguise. it's actually quite deep because Bart worships TV icon but looks down on his father. or something. Matt Groening chickened out and dropped the storyline though. it says in the official style-guides (see fotd#1169) that incidental personas shouldn't have a) the same colour hair as their skin (like the three Simpsons children) or b) a Homer beardline. to quote it, "don't out-Simpson the Simpsons". that's why everyone with these two features is either a Simpson or trying to be one.
2 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1228: asbestos was a kind of wonder in the middle ages: Charlemagne set his banquets on asbestos tablecloths because it was bright white, and then he'd throw it into the fire in front of the guests and pull it out completely unblemished. other rich folks had similar party tricks: for example, General Lian-ki of the Han dynasty in the second century would repeatedly decline wine until, in a rage, it'd be spilt onto his asbestos jacket, staining it. he'd have it burnt in feigned anger, then retrieve it, completely spotless. nobles were cremated in asbestos so their ashes wouldn't mix with those from the fire. eternal candles in the ancient Roman temple of Vesta had wicks of asbestos, and burnt for at least 330 years. scammers claimed that chunks of asbestos came from the true cross, or other articles belonging to Jesus that seemed to have been endowed with everlasting durability. or something.
4 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1227: there are very few mosquitoes in Disneyland Florida, even though it's built on top of a swamp, and every measure is taken: every body of water has a fountain or something so it's constantly moving. every building and floor is designed to stop rain pooling anywhere. rather than just killing them, Walt wanted to stop them being there in the first place, and still water is the perfect breeding ground for mozzies. instead of using chemical pesticides, a very faint garlic liquid is sprayed across the whole park. they have mosquito fish and Sentinel chickens, which eat the mosquitoes, but they also use the latter as canaries: they can catch viruses but they don't fall ill to mozzie diseases, so if there's a bug going around, pun intended, then they know. in 2018, over 2000 blood samples of the poultry were taken.
5 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1226: collective nouns were a bit of a trend in the middle ages: it would be a symbol of your high status and well-learned-ness to go out hunting and comment on the "ostentation of peacocks" you missed, or the "malapertness of peddlers" upon whom you scowl with a well-furnished gaze. one source of these conventions was the 15th century Book of St Albans, and many of the collective nouns mentioned there stuck around, eventually making a resurgence on 2010s middle-class pseudo-arts-and-craft-style greetings cards. lots of them seem logical (a parliament of pedants); some make sense given the socio-economic situation of the time (a toil of peasants); others relate to folk tales (an unkindness of ravens: referencing the myth that they're cruel to their own young). most, however, are just silly (a groan of puns - how autological).
5 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1225: the five-ringed flag was first used at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, but they managed to lose it at the end. in 1997, the committee held a banquet and invited Hal Prieste, the oldest living medallist at the time. a reporter mentioned to him at one point that they never found the original flag, and he went "i can help you with that. it's in my suitcase". he had been dared to steal it by a fellow swimmer and it sat at the bottom of his bag for decades, until he ceremoniously gave it back at the 2000 Sydney games, at the age of 103.
6 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1224: HMS Diamond Rock, a very small rocky island off Martinique, was a "stone frigate" in the British fleet for over a year. it had a strategic position, being tall and in the St Lucia Channel, but the Navy weren't allowed to hold land, so they had to call it a ship. a sloop-of-war, no less. it fended off the French, stopping them from landing in some of their ports on the main(ish)land. it also had vitamin C-rich callaloo to prevent scurvy, and broad-leaved grass to weave hats and fabrics from.
7 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1223: C1 Espresso, a restaurant in Christchurch, NZ, serves food to their customers at 140kph. pneumatic tubes transport whole meals in capsules between the kitchen in the basement and every table in the building. the founder, Chofsky, saw it on an episode of Futurama and initially used it for receipts but after the 2011 earthquake, went all-in and installed half a kilometre of pipes with custom brakes. the restaurant also got beehives and a green roof at its new location. it's also famous for being the restaurant that puts its bad Tripadvisor reviews on its menus, although apparently it's caused more people to give lower ratings because they want to feature too.
8 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1222: the automat, a staple of mid-20th century America, was a fully German invention: Quisisana developed it in the 1880s and set up the first restaurant in 1895 in Berlin. another opened in Vienna then Breslau shortly after, but it was when Frank Hardart visited that it really took off. he and John Horn (you may recognise those names - possibly from PDQ Bach's concerto) bought a few machines and after they arrived (which took two years) they alongside engineer Fritsche refined the design, eventually developing their own. at one point, there were forty of these in NYC, but they were eventually all converted to Burger Kings (much to the aggrievance of customers, who remarked on a decrease in quality).
9 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1221: surgeonfish (think Dory from Finding Nemo) (aka tangs) are so cool. they come in really wide range of colours, from bright stripes and blots to grey-brown gradients. they eat a lot of algae, helping to maintain the balance of growth in tropical water ecosystems, allowing corals and so on to thrive. they're the only known hosts of Epulopiscium, a bacterium that enables it to digest its diet. they have lots of aggressive defence responses like a sharp "scalpel" on its tail (see fotd#1166) and some (unicornfish) have a narwhal-style sabre on its forehead. they're very thin and streamlined, and have strong fins that let them swim very quickly. they're also insanely agile for the same reason, which they use to put on synchronised displays for the gals.
10 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1220: according to the WWF, Chile and Australia are in the Mediterranean. they categorise areas of the world into certain biomes, and the forests characterised by rainy winters and dry summers take the name of middle-earth. California and the Baja variety also feature. it's not a ragingly common ecology type, but its wide-spreadness means that collectively it harbours a tenth of all plant species. the fynbos, a shrubland in South Africa, falls into this box too, but many say it's worthy of its own, because this tiny belt has about as much diversity as half of North America.
11 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1219: DNA analysis of medieval sites in Winchester, including a hospital and a fur shop, have revealed that red squirrels were carriers of leprosy in the dark ages, making them the earliest known non-human hosts. the fluffy-eared rodents transmitted the disease to people, possibly because of the hide trade (fur, not bird) and because they were kept as pets. the strain discovered in the animals is closer to that of the contemporary hominid invalids than to that of modern-day bacteria in either species, implying (somehow) that the two interacted a lot more throughout history than previously suspected, and that you don't need to worry about seeing them in parks these days.
12 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1218: the MONIAC (monetary national income analogue computer) (aka the Phillips Machine) is a computer designed by Bill Phillips, a New Zealander economist studying at LSE. he noticed that the equations modelling the economy and those for fluid dynamics were remarkably similar, and he built it from parts of old bombers to essentially do a bunch of integration and let nature do the work. it works by representing each type of financial body as various containers with various tubing between them, and flowing water through to observe the economy. there's no evidence that it was used to actually help make policies, but over forty machines were commissioned by various educational institutes. there was one famous experiment where one machine, symbolising the UK, was plugged via pipes into another, the US, to get a better idea of global economics.
13 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1217: there are over 60,000 fake cattle across Zimbabwe. you'd probably be able to tell the difference between a cow-sized blue and black sheet of fabric wafting in the wind and an actual bovine, but to the pestilent tsetse flies, they're irresistibly identical. they're chemically attractive but laced with insecticides - smells can be deceiving. the flies are carriers of human and animal African trypanosomiasis (HAT and AAT), also known as sleeping sickness or nagana respectively. since the doppelgangers were introduced in the 1980s and 90s, cases of the latter disease have sunk from 10,000 to just 50 per year.
14 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1216: in Antarctica and other places where it's too cold to send out people in groups of ten, they use "man down radios", which are walkie talkies with a tilt switch in them. they trigger an alarm if they tip (after a warning period in cases of accident) so the folks back at base know if you've fallen over without having to babysit you. they can also have a "hot-mic" which is where the radio's recorder is opened, enabling communication in case you're incapacitated to do the usual "psshht, over" shenanigans.
16 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1215: the Messinian salinity crisis was the period of time, about 5.96-5.33 million years ago, that the Mediterranean Sea was mostly dried up (and very very salty). the straight of Gibraltar closed up and the basin went into a period of oscillating desiccation (i only just realised that desiccated coconut is just dried, not necessarily to do with the chopping). it was followed by the Zanclean flood, where it basically filled back up again over the span of a few months to two years - an estimated rise of 10m/day. even today, the Med is particularly salty (oh and the Black Sea even moreso ofc). if it got cut off from the Atlantic now, it would mostly evaporate within a thousand years, and subsequently get obliterated by North Africa.
17 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1214: consider comes from Latin, originally meaning to observe the constellations, possibly because you look up to the sky to ponder, or maybe referencing astronomical naval navigation. it's also the root of desire, "from the stars", as in "i await what the heavens bring". the latter comes from desiderare, which you can take a conjugated form of, desideratum, directly into English: it means something that's lacking or required. plural -ata, of course.
19 Days ago
#aFactADay2024
#1213: Margaret Wise Brown, an absolutely fantastic children's author who wrote a lot about rabbits (she hated both of those things allegedly), died from an overenthusiastic cancan kick. she had been in some sort of emergency operation on holiday in Nice and was about to be whisked away by her newfound lover to Tunisia or somewhere, and to demonstrate to the nurses that she was fine, she flung her leg in the air and exclaimed "grand!". a clot dislodged and landed in her heart, keeling her over almost immediately. just a few years before, she gave the copyright to a few of her more successful books to the neighbour's kid, 9 at the time, without expecting them to make as much as they did. Albert Clarke ended up growing up to be a right old mischief and squanded the millions.
20 Days ago

about me :D

just your friendly neighbourhood dumdum

Awesome - Jedi knight - Chespin lover - Pro - Absolute idiot - the biggest Nerd™ you will ever encounter

I like Pokémon (well, duh), Star Wars, Lego, Chespin, Spriting, Coding, Trains, music, and nerding out about junk (the more useless the better) (and any combination of the above :P)

the world is at peace when you have a banana

send a plushie :D

missing ones also appreciated for my dex


Avatar credits: Absbor <3

vv my babies!! vv


HRH Chespinking

kenver :D

First shiny, Sylvie

my starter, markus

first shiny leggy, Vincent

first 1OS mon, Gary

Polls

Progress and stuff

Zygarde Snek Forme

1,381
1,181
(ill worry about the others at a later date)

KALOS SHINIES:
clicklist:


i have 86 of 117 Kalos Shinies

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