Adoption Agency Version 2.1.5 Released

Version 2.1.5 of the Adoption Agency has been released. For those unaware, there is a forum topic here that will explain more about 2.1.5 but essentially it is more of an upgrade of existing features than adding new ones.

Changes in this update include:

  • New Breeding Centre – There is more to the breeding centre now than simply leaving Pokémon there for an hour.
  • Trading Centre Upgrade – You can now find trades easier and be much more specific with your trade requests.
  • Mass Migration Box Feature – You can now mass move Pokémon between boxes for easier and faster sorting.
  • Bag Sorting – Your bag is now sorted and categorised, making for easier navigation.
  • Greater Preference Control – You now have greater control over your AA experience by being able to set preferences when editing your profile such as only allowing certain people to trade with you.
  • Upgraded Friends List – Your friends list now shows which of your friends are currently online.
  • Hall of Fame Return – The Hall of Fame has returned and is more comprehensive than ever!
  • Design changes – Some design elements have altered, such as a font change and new footer design. Javascript is also now required to use the AA properly.

Version 2.2 is now currently in development which will include all brand new features.

Munchlax Calculator Update

Some time ago I added a little tool to this site called the Munchlax Calculator which allowed you to work out which honey trees you could slather honey on to attract Munchlax in Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. I left it and forgot about it for a long time until recently when it was brought to my attention that it was: 1) the number 1 result on Google for “Munchlax Tree Calculator” and 2) it was receiving decent daily traffic. As such, I decided to remake the calculator layout as it was very bare bones and did not even link back to our homepage before.

The new Munchlax Calculator

I have also added our Random Team Generator script to the tools menu as I did not realise it was missing. You can use our random team generator to create a random team of between 1-6 Pokémon using filters you specify.

The first update to the PHPokédex is also planned within the next few months to add some new features and improve user accessibility.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from The Pika Club to everyone who celebrates and a happy holidays to everyone else! For those of you that are Adoption Agency members, you should check out the latest update on the AA’s index page for a Christmas gift.

For our non-Adoption Agency viewers we have not been keeping up with the latest Pokémon news very well for which I apologise. We completely failed to inform you of the latest upcoming Pokémon game, Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition. This is a SRPG which sees you help conquer imperial Japan with the aid of Pokémon! Check out the trailer below:

 

We shall attempt to keep you abreast of the latest news but both administrators are incredibly busy with their lives in general. I am in my final year at university so must devote most of my energy to that, meaning that I cannot devote as much time to TPC as I would like. Most of my focus with The Pika Club is now aimed at the Adoption Agency. If you would like to help out The Pika Club by providing news updates and/or Pokémon content for us then please do contact us.

Pokémon Musicals Guide Added

We’ve now got a guide up for Pokémon Musicals in Pokémon Black/White. While they’re not as involved as contests, your participation is required in them if you wish to complete your Trainer Card and they are a fun distraction from the main game. Given the lack of information on Pokémon Musicals despite the length of time Pokémon Black/White has been out I hope this guide is useful.

Click here to go to the Pokémon Musicals Guide.

New Pokémon Fire Red/Leaf Green Section + Pokémon Gold/Silver & Black/White

After the working Pokédex the next most popular option on our poll (located on the right hand menu) is more information on old games. As such I have been doing just that today and have added a Pokémon Fire Red/Leaf Green section. More information including other games coming soon.

Edit: We now also have a Pokémon Gold/Silver Section.

Edit 2: We’ve also added a Daily/Weekly Events page to our Pokémon Black/White Game Guides section.

PHPokédex – Pokemon Black/White Pokedex – Finally Released!

 

A screenshot from the PHPokédex

As the most requested addition to the site I am proud to present The Pika Club’s very own fully functioning Pokédex, called the PHPokédex. This has been in the works for literally years ( work started around Gen III) so both myself and WhoKnows_WhoCares are very relieved that this thing is finally live.

Being live of course does not mean being completed – it is far from done! But it does contain arguably the most valuable data you could want from a Pokédex and it’s fully up to date for Pokémon Black/White. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Adoption Agency v1.4 Update

The Pika Club Adoption Agency has recently been updating to v1.4, 5 days ahead of schedule! This new update includes:

  • Boxes - You can now create multiple customisable boxes in order to help organise your Pokémon. You’re also able to share and show off these boxes so your friends can see your collection!
  • Generational Pokémon – You’re now able to catch Pokémon from different generations, complete with the correct sprites! Currently only Generation I and Generation V Pokémon are supported but more will come in future updates!
  • Tabulated Profiles – Your profile now includes tabs so visitors can not only view your party but also your boxes and unlocked achievements!
  • More Pokémon and achievements – What it says on the tin!

Enjoy this latest update, the next one should be in summer sometime around June/July!