I have just added a new contest, starting series of weekly competitions. Make sure you check the "Official Contest" forums. The prize is promotional Mewtwo, so decide for yourself.
The suspicions of Professor Birch has become true - the bird trio (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres) have flew away somewhere. You can no longer get them in Slot Machine by feeding. The only possibility to get them is by trade, from other users. That also means, that the chance to get the dog trio have been raised.
Moreover, something strange happened. The recent trend has shown, that the starter PokÃ©mon can no longer be received from "Adopt" section. Right now, the only way to get them is to breed them, and possibly trade for different ones. Professor Birch contacted me, and said that he may also open soon "Starter Corner", where you would be able to get the starter of your preference - only one per account. You may then proceed to breed it, in order to trade it for other ones - but that is up to you.
EDIT2: It didn't take long for Professor Birch. He already set up the Starter Corner, to supply you with the unavailable starters. You may get one from each region per account. Multi-accounting is, as usually forbidden, I will track it down. Asking your friends to make an account, only to get the starter for you is forbidden as well. You may get them here: http://www.virtuadopt.com/starter.php
Functions update: You may now check the stats of other people (http://www.virtuadopt.com/profile.php?id=ID, where ID is ID of certain user. If you don't like being stalked, well, there is an option in Pokemon Center to hide it.
Your PokedÃ©x has been updated with the newest version of operating system, granting you a new function, "Collection" (http://www.virtuadopt.com/dex.php?mode=collection). You may see exactly how many of certain species you have, and which genders as well.
EDIT: A few words on controversy around redraws. As you may have noticed, some Virtuadopts got redrawn by our artist, Nautilus. Some of you liked it, some didn't - this is normal. In my opinion, you are used to old art, and the new one may look weird, especially if put it near the old-styled Virtuadopts - you will get used to it, eventually (or not ). Eventually, I plan to have all of them redrawn. It won't happen today, tomorrow, in few weeks - it will probably take much longer. I don't plan to get back to old art, once it gets redrawn, neither. Homever, to make the process go smoother, and easier for you, I have set up the Redraw Vote system. Up there, you may vote for any old-styled Virtuadopt, to get redrawn sooner. You have three votes, once something gets redrawn, you get them back, and the species get removed from the list. You may also change your vote anytime you want. The votes also don't guarantee, that something will get redraw ASAP - it's just a hint for Nautilus on what to do next. The URL is http://www.virtuadopt.com/image_vote.php
The batch operation function is nearly finished, so it should be added as well soon.
The artist applications are open as well again (I have some certain aims to achieve, and I believe one artist is not enough right now to complete them soon). If you are interested in working for our growing site, fill the form below, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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