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The Pokemon Questions Thread Again!

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Profesco, Aug 7, 2010.

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  1. No

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  2. NO!

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  1. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    Pallets. In the Super gameboy, they "added" colour after making a Grayscale image. (The Gameboy could make white(Green), Light grey, Dark Grey, and black.) They basically make the grey's other colours, Normally the colours chosen are to match the art. But for a shiny, they changed the colour Pallet, to the next compatible one. So Instead of White, Sandy yellow, Blue and Black, the next Pallet would be White, Dull Yellow, Red and Black.. And it appears that the colours where more or less random for most of them.

    Pallets were the only option for SuperGB/GBC games, and they are quite efficient in terms of files size, as you only need to store a few colours what they mean. In computing GIF images use a Pallet to save space. If you've been hanging around the Spite shops, you'll find most of them are store in gif fomats, mostly due how small the files will be.
     
  2. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    how does Pokebank work with a electronic game file? there is a flea market that sells used games and they also compiled +70 games onto a cartridge including all the Pokemon games (GEN1->6). im done with the series (forget gen8, gen7 is played out) but i still have a bunch of Pokemon stored on 2 DS systems and that requires renewing the PKbank app. i will need keep updating them for X years to come IF i want to save them all or just move the wanted pokemon onto a singe PKbank app and let the other expire. im wondering if this multi-game DS cartridge could solve some of the space issues that may arise later on. it has 4 gen6 games (gen7 not sure) which means 120 boxes of space if i treat those files as storage unit.

    will PKbank app recognize the multigame DS cartridge as legal and let the pokemon be stored on those game files? buying multiple gen6 games at +$40 a pop VS the multi cartridge at $70 or so is and easy economic choice. im still aware of the time both PKbank apps expire but i dont know if years later if i'll bother to remember or renew them. i already have cleared out AS and UM to bare basics for game play and left the other boxes for the resource pokemon (bank ball, HA EM ETC) stored on PKbank apps. gen6 storage file is fine but UM will force some gen6 pokemon into gen7
     
  3. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Spending money on a pirated piece of merchandise vs. spending it on legitimate merchandise might be an "easy" choice but it's definitely not the right one. Your desire to be "done" with the franchise doesn't give you the right to pirate it. That's an excuse, and a poor one at that.
     
  4. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    thank you for the reply, economically it would cost less but i agree its not morally correct. i wasnt sure if the multi game cartridge was legit or not. im not interested in pirating the games, i'll pass on that multi game cartridge and just deal with the legit copies or just consolidate it on one PKbank app.

    there are a few shady/underhanded/cheap Chinese clothing ETC things that occur in flea markets. i wasnt sure if that game cartridge was one of them until now. i didnt buy it even back then as i had several multigen legit pokemon games already. i already have legit copies of yellow, silver, HG, BW2, X, Y, Sun, UM. getting doubles (legit or not) of the same games makes no sense as i have only 1 mssing gen of games ie gen3.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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  5. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    If that was your question, then no, the multi-game cartridge is definitely not legitimate. Far from it.

    If an item like that seems too good to be true, content-wise and/or price-wise, it almost always is.
     
  6. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    i can atleast trust the 2nd hand games, i got both B2W2 second hand from one of the stalls. i havent had much time to play gen5 as they either tossed or transferred power EV items. both files are into post game with the mythical trio to catch, i was planning to get power items, prep an egg and send it to restarted game file. i havent really gotten around to that yet...

    they do sell legit copies of silver, gold and crystal (among others) and i really wanted Crystal back in the day but the usual cartridge batteries died out like my Silver. does the replacement battery completely solve the problem or is it a reoccurring expense swap them out?
     
  7. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    Completely solve, no. The batteries will need replacing ever so often, as the Clock and Save file sips the power from the battery. It's "design flaw" due fact that they are using RAM that needs power, not Flash or EEPROM storage which other later games do use. Alot of Retro Tech has this issue, usually older PCs with dead or Leaking CMOS batteries. This issue will affect many systems on their ability to save.

    I should point out that fresh batteries should last at least 5 years, like the original batteries in the carts did. If the game still works, you can use Pokémon Stadium 2 to keep your Pokémon, or when you replace the battery. It's not exactly an easy fix, but most of tools needed to fix replace a GB Battery isn't too hard to find, nor at a high price. The worse part will be the screwdriver which can easily be found online, everything else isn't too hard to find.

    I swapped a GBA Cart battery a few years ago, which is exactly same, baring the game, and different screwdriver.
     
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  8. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    Thank you for the reply. I don't have Pokemon stadium so saving them isn't an option. I did look into replacing the battery in my silver game a few years ago but didnt want to damage it by trying it. HG is a suitable updated game to take it's place. The crystal game will be around $70 second hand at flea market. for the game price and the battery hassle, I'm not sure if I'd want to bother with the battery RAM design.

    I tried to clean a corroded battery contact on an old calculator a while back but ended up with a broken battery tab. I think I will leave my silver game with its original depleted battery. I'm not too fond of dropping to the smaller GBC screen, the old 2DS screen is small enough as it is without straining my eyes too much. I have other GBC games non Pokemon and they don't have the same RAM design issues as serious as gen2 Pokemon. I'm not the type that likes to tinker with the electronic guts of devices.

    I have that Rampage game that works great but it wasn't designed to have a save file....
     
  9. Forbidden Snowflake

    Forbidden Snowflake take it out on me

    Does the card TWIST MOUNTAIN only work with the fossilized pokes that arrive from their corresponding items like OLD AMBER and etc?
     

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