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Lycanroc.Net Launched

By Cat333Pokémon on March 6, 2017

The new website replacing Floatzel.Net has had its domain name changed, and I have been at work moving the old content over to the new site and name, Lycanroc.Net.


Of course, the site is still under construction, but it's definitely usable. Please report any bugs, suggestions, or feature requests. Over time, the old site (http://floatzel.net/) will begin to redirect to the new one.



Server Moved

By Cat333Pokémon on December 14, 2016

All sites have been moved from the old server to the new one, and the old server has been shut down. If you receive database errors or problems with the websites, please let me know about them! Many of the plugins had to be removed from Victory Road, including the thumbs up, online list for the last 24 hours, and an administration helper, due to incompatibilities with PHP 7.0. I'm also having difficulty installing the SSL certificate because it was from a promotion and Victory Road had a promotional SSL certificate five years ago.

I have not yet fixed the Pokékaki, as it is using an obsolete MySQL connection scheme. Update: The Pokékaki at least works enough to view art.

Floatzel.Net is still under development. Music will have a nice player that can also play all the audio on the page. It queries the browser for which audio formats it can play, as well.



Most Sites Moved

By Cat333Pokémon on December 7, 2016

Most of the sites have been moved over to the new server. Badger Photo has been switched over to HTTPS (SSL). Other sites will acquire HTTPS in the coming days. Adoptions are open again (I'll update the pet for December soon) and the other sites can be used properly. Please report bugs!

A few specific comments, however:

- The Pokékaki will be moving either back to its prior location or as a subdomain of Floatzel.Net. The domain itself will redirect. For those who actually care about it, I plan to decommission the Java plugins at some point, thereby possibly closing the site again. I have found an HTML5 port of ChibiPaint called ChickenPaint. Please post if you have interest in me replacing the Java plugins with this.

- While the MySQL database has been moved to the server, I have not moved Victory Road itself yet. The vBulletin 3.x line is not yet properly compatible with PHP 7.0, and I would prefer not installing an additional copy of PHP. I will either look into installing Docker to compartmentalize the forum with its own sandboxed PHP installation or trying out the 3.8.10 RC version.

Again, please report bugs! If posting doesn't work, please e-mail me: cat333pokemon@aol.com



Server Move in Early December, Switching to HTTPS

By Cat333Pokémon on November 30, 2016

It's that time yet again. In the next couple days, the Victory Road Network will be moving to a freshly-installed server with Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (still hosted by ServerPoint). Like usual, expect some downtime. Victory Road in particular will be set read-only immediately prior to its own transferral. Keep an eye on the status at the top of the forum if you're curious on how things are coming along.

In addition, I have purchased five SSL certificates, so some domains will acquire HTTPS support. Victory Road itself will only work with HTTPS; the HTTP version will redirect and will no longer be usable.

Your account will be unaffected.

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Silvally, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o, Steenee, Tsareena, Ribombee, Alolan Grimer/Muk

By Cat333Pokémon on October 14, 2016

A new trailer has been released detailing several new Pokémon that will be available in Sun/Moon.

Silvally evolves from Type-Null, is Normal-type, and has the ability RKS System, which causes its type to change based on the item it's holding. This functions similarly to Arceus with Multitype. Also like Arceus, it has a unique move that changes type based on that item, Multi-Attack.

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Jangmo-o evolves into Hakamo-o, which further evolves into Kommo-o. Both are Dragon-/Fighting-type with Bulletproof or Soundproof. Kommo-o has the unique move Clanging Scales.

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Steenee evolves from Bounsweet, is Grass-type, and has the abilities Leaf Guard or Oblivious. It further evolves into Tsareena, also Grass-type, but instead with the abilities Leaf Guard or Queenly Majesty and a unique move called Trop Kick.

Ribombee evolves from Cutiefly, is Bug-/Fairy-type, and has the abilities Honey Gather or Shield Dust.

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Grimer and Muk have both acquired Alola forms, both being Poison-/Dark-type and having the abilities Poison Touch and Gluttony.

In addition, the trailer reveals two new trainers: Olivia is the Kahuna of Akala Island, and Ilima is a Normal-type specialist Trial Captain,

Source: Official site: More Pokémon of Alola



Starters' First Evolutions, Festival Plaza, Mega Evolution, Demo, and Ash-Greninja

By Cat333Pokémon on October 4, 2016

A new video announcement has been published, with the following new announcements.

The starters' first-stage evolutions have been revealed:

Rowlet evolves into the Grass/Flying Dartrix.

Litten evolves into the Fire Torracat.

Popplio evolves into the Water Brionne.

The Join Avenue from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 will be returning in spirit as the Festival Plaza, a place where you can build up a plaza and interact with or hire those you have played with online, locally, or passed via StreetPass.

Poké Pelago is a place where the Pokémon in your PC can spend their time while they're not on an adventure with you. Several isles are available for them to visit:

  • Isle Abeens - "Attract wild Pokémon and they might join your game."
  • Isle Aphun - "Let your Pokémon search for valuable items."
  • Isle Evelup - "Leave your Pokémon here for training."

Mega Evolution has been revealed to return. Mega Lucario, Mega Kangaskhan, and Mega Salamence were shown in the video. Rather than hunting for the Mega Stones, they can be purchased for 64 BP each.

Finally, a special demo of the games will be available to download on October 18, 2016. Through the demo, you will be able to acquire a Greninja that can transform via Bond Phenomenon into Ash-Greninja.


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Lycanroc, Passimian, Oranguru, Pokémon Refresh, Catastropika, Extreme Evoboost

By Cat333Pokémon on September 20, 2016

The latest video has been released on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. In it are the following features:

Rockruff's evolution has been given the English name, Lycanroc. Lycanroc's two forms are version-exclusive Rock-types, with Midday Form (with Keen Eye or Sand Rush) exclusive to Pokémon Sun and Midnight Form (with Keen Eye or Vital Spirit) exclusive to Pokémon Moon.

Fighting-time Passimian (with the ability Receiver that takes a fainted ally's ability) is exclusive to Pokémon Sun, and Normal-/Psychic-type Oranguru (with the abilities Inner Focus or Telepathy) is exclusive to Pokémon Moon. Oranguru has a new move called Instruct, which gives its ally a second turn.

Pokémon Refresh is the replacement for Pokémon Amie. In addition to petting your Pokémon, you can also wash them after they become dirty from battling as well as cure them of status conditions. Poké Puffs have been replaced with Poké Beans.

Two new Z-Moves have been introduced. Pikachu can use Catastropika, a superpowered Electric attack. Eevee can call upon the other eight Eeveelutions in Extreme Evoboost to raise all five of its stats by two stages each.

Customization is back! Hats can be removed, and clothes items can be dyed using a new item called Festival Tokens.

Finally, the Pokémon Bank update will be released in January 2017. Pokémon from the Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow can be transferred (one-way) using Poké Transporter into Pokémon Bank.

Source: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Official Site




Floatzel.Net is being rebuilt from the ground up

By Cat333Pokémon on September 12, 2016

I have been working on a complete restructuring of Floatzel.Net, with its aging Pokémon Black and White theme and a lack of significant changes since late 2010.

Some code from cancelled projects, such as VGVids, will be reused on the new responsive layout, and I will also be using a more compact set of headings:

Image Galleries
This section will contain a set of galleries for my images from various video games. In the current layout, I only have one for each Super Smash Bros. Brawl and My Pokémon Ranch, but I have many more images that will be posted to the site. Examples include Animal Crossing: New Leaf, PokéPark Wii, Pokémon Rumble, RollerCoaster Tycoon, and Grand Theft Auto V.

The music section will contain all of my remixes and original compositions in MP3, WAV, and raw MIDI. They will be organized more elegantly than they are now.

This will be all the articles I've written, plus some new ones I've never posted online.

I will be reposting a lot of my older YouTube content, all my Mario Paint Composer works, and some other stuff I haven't posted.

Fun & Games
This will be all the little browser games I've built, such as the Purity Test and an in-development Pokémon rating survey.

This is for the stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else on the site.



New evolutions for Rockruff, Ultra Beast UB-02, Sun & Moon Anime

By Cat333Pokémon on September 12, 2016

In the latest CoroCoro magazine leak, it was revealed that Rockruff will be getting a new evolution named Lugarugan (ルガルガン) with two different forms. By day it's in its Midday Form (真昼の姿), by night in its Midnight Form (真夜中の姿).


In addition, Ultra Beast UB-02 Beauty and UB-02 Expansion will fight against Tapu Koko.


Next, the anime was renewed for a Sun & Moon season. Serena will no longer be traveling with Ash. Instead, he will be going to school on course for graduation.


Finally, there is mention of Pokémon GO and how the Pokémon characters in it (specifically, Generation 1) will "make a serious effort" (本気を出す) in Sun & Moon in their Alolan forms. It is not a confirmation of transferring Pokémon from GO to Sun & Moon, but merely an advertisement of Sun & Moon for the Pokémon GO players.


Source: CoroCoro, Serebii

Edit: Clarified that transferring Pokémon from GO to Sun & Moon is not confirmed.

The evolutions are version-exclusive.




Ultra Beasts, Aether Foundation, Zygarde Cubes, PokéFinder

By Cat333Pokémon on September 6, 2016

Several new features have been revealed for Sun and Moon.

The Pokémon:
  • The Normal-type Type: Null
  • The Dragon-type Jangmo-o
  • The Dark/Normal-type Alolan Raticate

And the Ultra Beast UB-01

In addition, the two games will take place twelve hours apart and have variances such as the totem Pokémon; where Gumshoos is a totem in Sun, Alolan Raticate is the totem in Moon.

The Aether Foundation run the Aether Island, and they fight against the forces of Team Skull.

There will be a search for Zygarde Cores, where you must find them and suck them into Zygarde Cubes.

Finally, PokéFinder Rotom can be used to take photographs of Pokémon in their natural habitats à la Pokémon Snap.



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