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Negrek Admin

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Sorry it took me so long to get back to you about this. Unfortunately I'm afraid I probably won't have time to fix this before the month's out; it's definitely not supposed to happen, and I imagine it did keep happening as your NaNoWriMon leveled up. However, I'll definitely look into this and make sure it's fixed for next year.


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Ha, I'm super tickled by the fact that this trope is so common that there's a fanonized name for the betrayer, and that name... is Mark. Mark the Betrayer. That's super interesting!

As for whether Percy Jackson stories along those lines might have influenced the trend in Pokémon fandom... maybe? The Lightning Thief was published in 2005, and the first betrayal story I identified was published in 2009, so there's potentially time for the trend to arise and migrate. But the general "betrayal" plotline is pretty prevalent in media at large, I think, so it also wouldn't be unthinkable that it arose independently in both fandoms. It would depend on similarities in the satellite tropes, I think; like, if there are specific things that happen to the betraying companions or a consistent pattern to their betrayal, or perhaps particular characteristics that the main character acquires as a result of their training. That might suggest a common origin, instead of people working with the same general idea but different fandoms.

In general I wonder how popular this kind of story is outside the Pokémon fandom. I hadn't heard about it popping up elsewhere before, so that's pretty cool.



The betrayal trope is also popular in Percy Jackson fanfictions (popular enough for an OC who usually plays a part in the betrayal to have a commonly used name, which is Mark). The fanfictions follow a similar pattern of betrayal, training, ass-kicking upon the return, and a buildup to the great reveal of the identity. I'm not sure how long it's been going on for, but the betrayal trope may have originated there.



Hi, so sorry. Love this idea but I'm having an issue. Just got introduced to this by a friend and my code isn't working on the NaNo page, it just remains code. My username is Celadore and I just picked a dratini. This is the code I got that isn't working:

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Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

There's no difference between shiny pokemon icons and the normal pokemon icons, so you could certainly consider your eevee shiny if you like! There are fan recolorings of icons to reflect shininess, but as of right now the ones I know of are out of date (because Gen VII), and adding them is a low priority for me.


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Yeah, for now pokemon will always evolve when they're able to. In future years I'll probably make it so you can disable this effect and keep them at a particular evolutionary stage, but for now manual correction is all you can do, sorry.



My NaNoWriMon is still at 13,000 while I'm at 25,000... it doesn't seem to have updated for at least a week. Is there a reason why this has happened?

P.S This is epic!!! It's incredible! Thank you for making it.



I'm not expecting you to fix this but I need to tell someone. It is quite upsetting that my precious Bayleef keeps evolving. I love the code that makes that happen, it's truly ingenious, but darn it, I want my Bayleef! Meganium is a delightful Pokemon, but I want Bayleef. Every time I see it has evolved, I come right back here and get the code again. So no problem I can't keep fixing manually. I just... gah! My precious Bayleef. I love Bayleef. bayleef bayleef



So I had an eevee and it evolved into an umbreon, but then a few levels later my umbreon evolved yet again into a leafeon. I'd assumed that it was just going to evolve at random once. Is it going to keep evolving at random into something different every time it levels up, or is it a leafeon for good this time?

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