As you may have noticed, the VR server had to be force rebooted approximately twenty times in the last four hours. We may have traced the cause to be, when coupled with the flood of traffic from Pokémon Black and White, the topsites and the adoptables. We have been quite certain that the Rusnak Adoptables are one of the worst pieces of software that can be run on a server due to extremely poor optimization and query flooding.
If you have adoptables, you are highly urged to request for FreezeWarp to migrate them over to VictoryBattles when he starts. This is very serious. PLEASE DO THIS FOR THE SAKE OF THE SERVER, and please don't argue because you like Floatzel Pokédoptables more than VictoryBattles.
The adoptables may be re-opened with extremely limited scripts (clicks only, nothing else). The topsites are most likely going to be permanently shut down unless we can successfully move them to a separate isolated VPS.
Thank you, and very many apologies for the downtime.
With many thanks to Eevee of veekun for providing the images and letting me use them, I have opened up the Pokémon Black and White Sprite Gallery. The gallery showcases the currently available sprite collection, which consists of the male versions of both normal and shiny front and back images. If you are on a slow connection, you can opt to hide generations to only show images from the generation you want.
100,000. I am honestly stunned right now. A total of one hundred thousand posts seems like an impossible number for many folks who are new to forum webmastering. Alas, it has been quite a long adventure. I can still remember way back when, when every thousand posts was a huge milestone. Heck, I can still remember when Victory Road was a tiny forum named Buizel.Net Forum with two dozen members and a few “active” topics receiving a post or two a day. Looking back, I’m shocked. I thought this place would just be a tiny little site where a few friends of mine would hang out and swap stories. Haha, I remember when I could keep up with every single post and do all the moderation myself. Nowadays, that would be impossible. Victory Road surely is a lot more than I expected.
I also must thank every one of you members for your posting, gossiping, arguing, debating, discussing, spamming, and trolling. The sum of all of that truly makes a community in my eyes. Synergy is why I am proud of everyone: a team effort created a place where people can meet for a little fun and entertainment. All of the two thousand members here have made up the wonderful world I can call my second home, as well as many others who have personally told me that. I hope they will continue to keep this place their home for many years to come. I truly feel honored to be the leader of this website. Thank you very much for all of your hard work, dedication, friendship, and love you have contributed.
Speaking of love and friendship, that brings me to my next point. I love you all; I really do. Obviously, I don’t love you like a spouse or something, but as friends. Some of you I would enjoy meeting in real life. Some of you I have met in real life. Others, well, *chuckles* maybe we can just be acquaintances online. Nevertheless, everyone here has earned a place in my heart. Thanks for being good friends!
In conclusion (or TL;DR): thank you very much for your time, your friendship, your dedication, your voice, your…everything. I love you all like family.
BIG news for those of us importing Pokemon Black and or White: The games are confirmed region locked.
Don't panic just yet guys, the region lock only works with DSi and DSi XL. If you have an old DS or a DS lite you will be able to play the game just fine. Also note that if you have a DSi or a DSi XL that is from the Japanese market you will also be able to play your imported game. For those of you who only have a DSi that is from the American market, you might want to look into getting a used DS lite from GameStop or something.
For those of you who don't know what region locked is, it is when a manufacturer makes a device that will not work on equipment that is sold out side of their country, for example a Pokemon Black game will not work DSi sold in the US, however it will work on a DSi that was originally sold in Japan.
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Linking to a commercial ROM file, ISO image, or warez; music, book, television episode, or film download; or a page where a these commercial media can be downloaded will result in an significant negative consequences. Homebrew ROMs and most game hacks (IPS patches) do not count as commercial data and can be linked and discussed without issue.
Linking to an IPS patch or providing cheat codes, such as those used by an Action Replay, that circumvent anti-piracy techniques installed by the designer, publisher, or a third party is also considered illegal and will also result in significant negative consequences.
Promotion of piracy is also not allowed. Promotion is defined as supporting of illegally obtaining copyrighted media, professing preference of piracy over purchasing, admitting to owning illegal media, or stating knowledge of where to obtain illegal media. This will result in a verbal warning, followed by an infraction, and then a three-day ban.
Discussing ROM disassembly and information about ROM data being disassembled by other parties is allowed.
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With the crazy amount of information that is getting revealed in no time, I decided to create this thread where all the sprites of the Pokémon will be listed instead of cramming the already crammed threads. Of course, I should first state that these sprites are taken from both Pokébeach and Pokéxperto, so great thanks to them.
[These images have been removed for legal purposes. Nintendo has sent a notice to PokéBeach involving their removal.]
It seems like a lot of Japanese people have already received their copies of Black and White, as tons of information has been posted on many different forums, like 2ch. Here's a fully detailed list of all the new information:
According to Serebii the Japanese site has updated with some of the info and screenshots from CoroCoro. The images are in better quality than they are in CoroCoro.
In addition to this, it has put up info of the restraints of the Transfer Machine:
The Pokemon transferred must not know HM Moves.
They must not have a hold item.
Once the Pokemon is transferred it cannot be brought back onto Gen IV games.
Anyway, new information about these 2 where revealed. It has been confirmed that Churine is a pokemon white exclusive and Monmen is a black exclusive. Churines national dex number is #548 and Monmens Isshu number is #052. The moves Churine knows at capture are Growth, Leech Seed, Sleep Powder and Mega Drain while Monmen knows these at capture: Growth, Leech Seed, Stun Spore and Mega Drain. Churine is the bulb pokemon and Monmen is the cotton ball pokemon. Churine and Monmens pokedex entries where even given.
Churine: Churine has a taste for soil rich in nutrients so crops that are raised where it lives grow well.
Monmen: If monmen is attacked, it will send cotton flying. The cotton fools the enemy while Monmen has a chance to escape.
TV Anime Pocket Monster Original Soundtrack Best 1997-2010 is a new soundtrack that was released in Japan containing background music from the animé since its first show. It is divided into two discs, in which the first one contains music from Kanto and Johto while the second one contains music from Hoenn and Sinnoh. The CD can be bought through this site CD Japan for about $31.00.
Here is a small portion of the musics you would find: