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GPXPlus Help & Rules

Herein you can find important information about all aspects of GPXPlus. It is recommended you first look here if you are having any issues before asking in the forums. If anything is unclear or outdated, be sure and bring it up here!
*Note that searching phrases with 'e' will return results with 'e' and 'é'.


Getting Started

I'm new on GPXPlus! What should I do first?

Welcome to GPXPlus! We hope you enjoy your stay. The first thing you may want to do is adopt your first eggs. You can take eggs from the Lab or the Shelter; for the most part, there isn't really any advantage to taking eggs from one over the other, though it's worth noting that you may only adopt a certain number of eggs from the Shelter per day, where as the Lab is unlimited. You can have up to six eggs in your party at any given time, so you may want to take a full six when you're starting out.

What are some helpful hints in navigating the site?

There are lots of little tricks you can use to navigate the site more efficiently, and help you out if ever you're confused about anything. Much of the text and icons will have tooltips if you move your mouse over them as well - if you're unsure what something means, often it's explained if you move the mouse over it.

Many pages and functions are also enhanced with hotkeys for various actions. They are as follows:

  • Main page: Space bar reloads your party; number keys 1-6, as well as right clicking open the options of the Pokémon corresponding to that number.

  • Lab: Space bar displays a new set of eggs; number keys 1-5 claim the egg in that slot.

  • Shelter: Space bar displays a new set of Pokémon or eggs. You may also right click eggs and Pokémon to remove them from the screen.

  • Shop: Space bar reloads the Shop.

  • Trinkets: Left and right arrow keys navigate forwards and backwards through the pages.

  • General hotkeys: Space bar dismisses alert dialogs, and also confirms confirmation dialogs. It is also a hotkey to close the open Pokétch tab.

About GPXPlus

Just who are the creators behind it?

The website was completely coded by both Zerxer and Big Bidoof .
The layout and custom graphics were created by our PokéExpert Commander Wymsy (yes, she is a female).
She also designed a lot of the eggs and handles the egg giveaway events.
Also responsible for most of the egg designs is Kazyx , and Pokii for making several custom sprites and some egg designs.
Also thanks to Prelude and Icicle for providing many contributions to the site, including various sprites and icons.
Special thanks to Different Turret for the official Professor Cypress and Alex and Thomas art you see around the site, and to Darth Krytie for updating and proof-reading this Help section.
Other thanks go out to the companies listed in the footer's copyright section for creating such a great game!

When was GPXPlus first opened?

It originally opened on February 14th (Valentine's Day), 2009. After a week or two of being open, it had to be shut down for a little over a month due to the old server not being enough to handle all the traffic it accumulated very quickly. It officially reopened for good on March 25th, 2009.

Why is the site named Global Pokédex Plus?

We wanted to keep its name similar to GTSPlus so we stuck with the "Global ___ Plus" idea and the site is about collecting Pokémon so the word "Pokédex" fit right in.

Why is it GPX and not GPD?

Think about it. Which looks and sounds cooler? GPD or GPX? Yeah, that's why.

Are there any new features planned for the future?

Of course! Aside from our current to-do list, there's always new ideas being suggested on the forums.
Most updates will also be announced on the forums and at the top of this site.

Has every Pokémon been implemented into its own collectable egg?

Yes, every Pokémon can already be collected. However, ones usually referred to as legendaries can only be obtained through specific means, outlined later in this guide in the Legendaries & Novelties section.

I'm interested in coding! What languages are used on GPXPlus?

GPXPlus is coded using PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 and MySQL, which are all standard web-based coding langages. On top of these languages, we use jQuery and jQuery UI, which are two popular JavaScript frameworks, and LESS, a CSS preprocessor. All of the advanced graphical effects and animations you see on GPXPlus are made possible by the power of modern web technologies and modern web browsers - no Flash required!

What sort of hardware does GPXPlus' server(s) use?

We currently have one server, hosted by SingleHop, in Chicago, Illinois, US. It has dual Intel Xeon E5645 CPUs (Hexacore, hyperthreaded, at 2.4 GHz), 36 GB DDR3 memory, and an Intel SSD for storage.

6th Generation Sprite Credits

Rhapsody - Helioptile, Heliolisk, Skrelp, Chespin, Fletchinder, Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados, Mega Ampharos, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Diancie
Galahawk - Xerneas, Mega Absol, Pancham, Pangoro Sylveon, Amaura, Pyroar, Mega Manectric, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Mega Houndoom, Aegislash, Mega Latios, Mega Latias
Kazyx - Dedenne
Commander Wymsy - Froakie
Synx Itax - Noivern, Yveltal, Honedge, Tyrantrum, Mega Charizard X, Zygarde, Hawlucha, Mega Aerodactyl, Noibat, Dragalge, Bergmite, Avalugg, Binacle, Klefki, Mega Scizor, Carbink, Aromatisse, Mega Salamence
Nikki G - Litleo, Bunnelby, Flabebe (all), Mega Mawile, Swirlix, Floette, Florges, Slurpuff
StukAktuZ - Spritzee, Inkay, Malamar, Scatterbug, Spewpa, Vivillon (all), Clauncher, Amaura, Tyrunt, Meowstic, Mega Garchomp, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Mega Blastoise, Espurr, Clawitzer, Talonflame, Mega Pinsir
Glitch The Noivern - Mega Mewtwo Y, Skiddo, Gogoat, Mega Blaziken, Furfrou (all), Fennekin, Braixen, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard Y, Delphox, Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra, Frogadier, Greninja, Phantump, Trevanant, Mega Banette, Mega Aggron, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Swampert, Primal Groudon, Mega Lopunny, Mega Gallade, Mega Steelix
PokeNOM NOM NOM - Bunnelby, Diggersby, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Mewtwo X, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Mega Medicham, Mega Heracross, Barbaracle, Mega Sableye, Mega Sceptile, Mega Slowbro, Mega Audino, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Sharpedo, Mega Altaria, Mega Beedrill, Mega Camerupt, Mega Glalie
Giraffe A Laugh - Doublade, Diancie, Mega Alakazam, Mega Lucario
Pokii and Gambrinous Antiscian - Mega Rayquaza

Important Times

All times in this list go by the 'server time' shown in the header, not your user-set timezone.

The daily interactions list as well as unique views reset at 11:55 PM. Many events, such as Scavenger Hunts, Poké Hunts and Site-Wide Shiny Races will start at this time of the day as well.

Users who are banned are deleted from the site a week after they're banned at 11:55 PM, during reset. Their Pokémon are then released into the shelter over the course of the following week.

Pokémon eggs that have been in the Shelter for at least 36 hours, and hatched Pokémon that have been in the Shelter for 72 hours are completely deleted from the site every half hour starting at 12:21 AM.

The Shop restocks itself every day at 6 AM and PM.

The Daycare creates eggs if the Pokémon are able to, once per hour, at either xx:12, xx:32 or xx:52, depending on the user's affinity.

The Vs. Seeker battles are processed at xx:18.

Shine Recorder Challenges in the queue are processed at 12 AM, 4 AM, 8 AM, 12 PM, 4PM, and 8PM.

Pokémon infected with Pokérus are cured if they've been infected for 3 days every half hour starting at 12:22 AM.

The Stats page is updated every half an hour at xx:05 and xx:35.

The Users Online page is updated every 5 minutes at xx:00, xx:05, xx:10, etc.

All updates from Clicks, Views and Unique Views are calculated and applied every minute.

The daily server filesystem and database backup starts at 1 AM. At some point thereafter, the database is backed up during which the site will be inaccessible for a few minutes.

The remaining times listed are affected by your user-set timezone (set on the forums).

Day evolution/form changes can be performed between 6 AM and 6 PM.

Night evolution/form changes can be performed between 6 PM and 6 AM.

FAQs

Why won't my egg hatch? It's at the maximum maturity...

All eggs must be at least an hour old to hatch. You can also buy a Flame Orb if you do not want to wait.

It says I have over x amount of interactions recorded for the Newbie/Novice/Advanced/Expert Clicker achievement, but it won't go any higher! What's wrong?

That number is your current highest recorded number of interactions in one day, not your current daily progress. You must do all your clicks in one day in order to obtain these achievements.

Is there any way to trade my Pokémon?

No, there isn't, and in all likelihood won't be. Most Pokémon can be found with relative ease, so we don't feel it necessary to implement any sort of trading system.

How much happiness does this Pokémon need to evolve?

Pokémon that evolve through happiness need 200 happiness points before they may evolve.

What is/was the Mystery Counter?

Well, if we told you that, it wouldn't be a very good mystery, now would it?

That being said, all you really need to know is that if it gets really high, the following day, the entire site will get several special bonuses.

I don't want this egg/Pokémon. What can I do?

Pokémon must be in your possession for at least 12 hours before you can release them. Once that occurs, release becomes an option in the drop-down box. Pokémon are also able to be released from the PC. If you really want to get rid of your egg/Pokémon, you can also buy a Heart Scale and release it before the 12 hour limit.

How many types of Pokémon are there in total?

At the time of writing, there are over 700 Pokémon in total: 649 from the original games, plus alternate forms for certain ones (Unown, Rotom, Shellos, etc.), and a fair amount of Novelty Pokémon we have created ourselves.

I have a really great idea for a Novelty Pokémon! Is there any way to get it added?

No, we do not take Novelty suggestions, mostly in the interests of fairness - we can't realistically accept everyone's Novelty suggestion, and it isn't exactly fair to have one person's included over another's.

Is EXP gained in the Underground?

No, the only thing gained in there is items.

I like a particular Novelty Pokémon. How can I get one?

You can find them by getting lucky in the Shelter or Safari Zone.

Where is the Safari Zone? I don't see it!

The Safari Zone is a section in the Shelter.

I found this item. What does it do?

Hover your mouse over the item and the tooltip will provide an explanation. Items found under Valuable Items in your inventory have no uses other than being sold for points and acquiring specific Achievements.

My Pokémon have been in the Daycare for ages. Why won't they breed?

There may be numerous reasons why a daycare pair hasn't bred.

Are they different genders? Make sure there is both a male and female in the daycare.

Do they share at least one egg group? Pokémon must share at least one egg group to be compatible.

Are they related? They won't breed if they are parent/child or siblings.

Are their levels too different? If the difference between their levels is too great, they may not breed.

Does one of the Pokémon belong to the No Egg group? Legendaries (aside from Manaphy-which breeds Phione) and Unown will not breed. Ditto will not breed with itself to create more Ditto.

If none of the above is your problem, patience is the key. Just because they can breed every hour, doesn't mean they will. Wait and it will happen eventually.

But Professor Cypress' Mew and Ditto have bred!

Professor Cypress is not an actual person. It is a site-controlled account and as such perform feats not normally possible.

My Pokémon have been in the Daycare for days, but they're still the same level! What's wrong?

Daycare no longer awards EXP to Pokémon.

I completed an Achievement, but it still isn't unlocked!

Achievements are unlocked when you visit your Achievements tab - all you have to do to unlock them is open it.

My Achievements aren't working! What's wrong?

Achievements are exact to the letter they specify. If it says to breed Skitty with a Wailord and hatch its offspring, it must be a Skitty and a Wailord not a Delcatty and a Wailmer. All three must be in your possession and they must be in that form when you check your Achievements.

I unlocked an Achievement, but I didn't get anything!

Not every Achievement has a reward. Some are just for bragging rights.

It's been five days, why can't I evolve my Pokémon?

It must be five days exactly, to the minute, for you to evolve it. All things involving time requirements are to-the-minute exact, meaning that if you hatched/evolved a Pokémon at 5:33 PM, you must wait until 5:33 PM five days later to evolve it.

Why does my shiny count say that I have more shinies than I really do?

Evolutions and form changes also count towards your shiny achievements. That means if you've only hatched a single Pichu but evolved it into a Raichu, your shiny count would be 3 even though you've only hatched 1 shiny.

Can I stack discounts during a shop sale with my Discount Coupon?

Yes. The Aurora gives you a 15% sale and the Discount Coupon gives you another 10%, so you'd have a 25% discount total if you used your coupon during an Aurora.

I used my summoning item but I didn't see my legendary! What's going on?

You missed it. There is no guarantee of finding your summon. If your stat page says you unsuccessfully summoned something, then most likely you did just that.

I donated at least $20, so why am I not listed as a donor yet?

Approval to the Donor group now happens automatically whenever you donate money to the site through the new donation system.

I have all the Bidofo and Dracowymsy forms as well as Zergoose, but I still can't unlock the OCD achievement! Am I missing something?

You could be missing Zombidofo. There's also a new Zergoose form that must be obtained by using a Blue Stone on a regular Zergoose egg.

I can't log into my GPX account, even though I'm certain that I'm spelling everything right! What's going on?

Ensure you're logging in with the email address with which you registered. If you're unsure of which email you used, you may use this page to retrieve it.

Can I help people out with Explorations?

We would prefer if you do not spoil the tasks/story for explorations for other people, it takes the fun out of it and makes them less challenging.

Why can't I find shiny Pokémon?

Shiny Pokémon are pretty special, and to keep them special, they're very hard to find. The chance of finding Shiny Pokémon on GPXPlus is, however, much higher than in the games. A shiny Pokémon is determined by when the egg is created, not when the egg is hatched.

The only way to get a shiny Pokémon is to hatch them yourself, or adopt an already hatched one from the Safari Zone, on rare occasions. That being said, just because you hatch a bunch of Pokémon eggs does not mean you will hatch a shiny. It ultimately comes down to luck on your end.

You may also use a Shiny Voucher on a Pokémon to make it shiny, although these are very hard to come by and are usually only given out as prizes for first/second place contestants in various contests around the site.

My Pokémon disappeared, help!

Most of the time when you say you can't find your Pokémon, it isn't because it disappeared, it's usually because you misplaced it. The first thing you should do is check your PC boxes for your missing Pokémon. If you can't find it, the Battle Tower, VS. Seeker, Mobile Walker, Daycare and the Underground are other possible places to check.

If you still can't find your Pokémon, there's always the possibility that you accidentally released your Pokémon. If this is the case, your Pokémon usually won't be returned to you, since it was an accidental error on your part, and not a site error.

What's the difference between Legend Voucher and Legend Voucher Plus?

The original Legend Voucher was added before the fifth generation (Black & White) of Pokémon games came out; it can be used to obtain any legendary Pokémon from the first four generations (Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) of Pokémon. The Legend Voucher Plus, however, adds the legendary Pokémon introduced in Black & White.

How do I create a user card?

If you choose the "Image codes & sharing" option from a Pokémon's options drop down, you'll be able to get a code for your user card, featuring that Pokémon on it, to post. Regardless of which Pokémon you choose, it'll always include the icons of your entire party. When viewing your Trinket Collection in the Trinkets page, you may choose which ones to feature on it.

My Pokémon won the Diamond Division, but I didn't win any Points! Is this a glitch?

For the Diamond Division, the only reward is two (2) Prize Points for the winner. Both players lose the 250,000 Points needed to enter into the match.

I used Purchase Power, but there are no Escape Ropes! Is this a glitch?

Escape Ropes are only sold in the Prize Shop and, when users are generous, the Backroom. Since Purchase Power does not affect the Prize Shop, if they are not there at the moment you will have to wait and see if they are brought in during the next shop item rotation.

I can't evolve/move my Shiny Pokémon! What's wrong with it?

When you hatch a Shiny Pokémon, it is automatically locked to your party; this is to prevent accidentally releasing it or depositing it without realizing it is Shiny. This also prevents any actions on that Pokémon, including evolution when the conditions are right. Simply click on the closed lock icon in the upper-right part of the panel and the Pokémon will be unlocked, allowing you to evolve it or move it to a PC box.

Why can't I embark on a new Exploration/why won't the Exploration item go away?

Explorations aren't completed until you click on the small "house" icon in the upper-right hand corner of the Explorations tab. When you do this, you'll be able to embark on a new Exploration, and any Exploration Pokémon/long-term Exploration items will be removed from your party/inventory.

Troubleshooting

Something isn't working right! What should I do?

That's a very vague statement to make! However, hopefully in this section we can help you resolve most issues you're having. Below we'll outline a few basic things you should try if you're having issues on GPXPlus.

Ensure JavaScript is enabled

Most of the site uses JavaScript to function, so it's important to ensure that it's enabled. In the security settings in your browser (or somewhere similar), there should be an option to enable/disable JavaScript. It should be enabled.

There are also some browser extensions that can block JavaScript from functioning, a popular one of which is NoScript. You should ensure that such extensions are disabled on GPXPlus.

Note that Java and JavaScript are completely separate things. Nothing on GPXPlus uses Java.

Ensure your web browser is up to date

GPXPlus is designed for the latest versions of popular web browsers, as to take advantage of modern web technologies; it's important to ensure that the version you're using is recent. Generally speaking, the latest available version of Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Opera will work fine; the site does, however, work best in Chrome or Safari.

Legacy Internet Explorer users may also install a plugin Google provides called Chrome Frame, which brings modern web technologies to Internet Explorer and allows pages to be rendered in it as they would be in Google Chrome itself.

Clear your cache

Sometimes it's possible that your browser loads an incomplete version of a file, or as it's being updated; if something isn't working properly and you're positive that your browser is up-to-date and JavaScript is enabled, sometimes it's as simple as clearing your browser cache/force reloading the page - on Windows, in most browsers, you can press either Ctrl + F5 or Shift + F5 (depending on the browser) to force reload the page, and on OS X, you can press Cmd + R or Cmd + Shift + R (depending on the browser) to force reload the page.

Still having issues?

If you're still having issues, please post about it on our forums, and a staff member or other user would be happy to assist you! Be sure to provide as much information as possible, including what web browser and version you're using, any error messages produced, screen shots of the error, and any steps you took prior to the error happening.

Mobile Walker activation

The Mobile Walker on GPXPlus is a feature that increases the maturity of your Pokémon as you travel places and activate it. Sometimes, you may find you have trouble activating it - if you do so, first follow the steps outlined above. You should also ensure that you grant permission to GPXPlus to use your location when your browser prompts you for it.

If issues still persist, it could just be a simple matter of your computer being unable to determine your geographic location to use for it; if this is the case, your best bet may be to just try again later. Sometimes, Opera and Firefox browsers have trouble with this feature as well; you may also have better luck trying it in Chrome. If you have any issue activating it, it's pertaining to your computer and not the site, and it's unnecessary to post a thread about it.

Rules

What can cause my account to be warned and banned or suspended?

There are a few things in specific you'll want to avoid doing to keep your account in good standing.

  • Creating more than one account (instant ban)

  • Account sharing (if you share the same internet connection, you can each have an account; simply notify a mod with the account names) - this includes letting someone use your account to click (including, but not limited to, friends and family members), activate your Mobile Walker, hatch your eggs, or anything else

  • Using more than one computer/device simultaneously

  • Constantly using proxies to raise your Pokémon faster

  • Using some automated method to view/interact with your/other Pokémon constantly or to perform any other site actions

  • Inappropriate Journal entry/Pokémon description/nickname: advertising, flaming, racial slurs, blacklists (of people not to click-back, etc), and so on

  • Creating a website that violates one of the rules listed a little lower

  • Abusing a glitch/exploit instead of just reporting it to the admins

  • One main rule for the forums that should be pointed out: No posts/threads asking people to click your Pokémon are allowed


If you are active on our forums, be sure to follow its rules as well.

What happens if my account is suspended?

You will not be able to access anything here or on the forums while logged into your suspended account. On top of that, none of your Pokémon will gain any maturity.

When your suspension period is over, be sure to log in again at least once on the forums so your GPXPlus account becomes fully functional again.

What happens if my account is completely banned?

Aside from not being able to access the forums, your account here will be deleted and all of your Pokémon will be sent to the shelter at midnight one week after your banning.

What can cause a website I run to be blocked, or my account to be warned for running such a website?

Here are some main website ideas that we do not approve of that can cause your website to be blocked:

  • A hatchery (a website where users add their Pokémon to a database that displays a bunch at one time to accumulate views for many at once)

  • Any other form of automated/mass click/view exchanging

  • Complete egg guides

  • Stealing our layout or custom images

  • Exploration guides, with actual story content and/or artwork

  • Stealing our exploration stories/artwork

Why aren't egg guides approved of?

Whatever your specific reason is for creating a guide, it can have a negative side-effect. Complete egg guides that show what every egg design hatches into and what its description is can be used to have an upper hand on finding certain Pokémon in the Lab, whether they are rare or not. You have to remember that hundreds of people are playing at once and everyone deserves a fair chance of what they get from the Lab instead of a percent of the users refreshing constantly and monitoring for specific descriptions. Yes, guides can help make sure you don't get something you really don't want, but that type of challenge is all part of the game.

What happens when a website gets blocked?

If a website gets blocked, Pokémon images posted on that site don't display. In addition, you won't be able to gain views from images posted on that site.

How can I get my website unblocked?

If you feel us blocking you is an error or you have corrected whatever the problem is, you can contact the administration: http://www.gtsplus.net/contact

These rules are subject to change at any time without notice.

Contributions

More information will be added here soon!

For the time being, please consult this thread on our forums.

Privacy Policy

Information We Gather

GPXPlus/GTSPlus gathers any information given during the registration process, including your e-mail address.
GPXPlus/GTSPlus may also collect certain information given when donating to the site.
GPXPlus/GTSPlus also records information automatically on its servers. This information includes: your browser, including your IP address, cookies, the pages you visit, and other information related to your on-site activity.
GPXPlus/GTSPlus may also be privy to any information you posted on its public forum.

How We Use This Information

GPXPlus/GTSPlus uses cookies to store personal preferences. Cookies are small text files applied to your web browser that tracks certain information within websites. You can change your cookie preferences within your web browser's settings.
GPXPlus/GTSPlus may use your e-mail to contact you regarding rule violations and the like.
GPXPlus/GTSPlus may also use IP address information to monitor and prevent abuse.

In Regards To Minors

In accordance with COPPA also known as Children's Online Privacy Policy, parents of children under the age of 13 have a right to review and/or delete any information we have gathered. They also have a right to stop the collection of information in regards to said minor child. Contact the Administration for further information.
However, if a parent requests information to no longer be gathered, we reserve the right to terminate any access to services which require a sign-in.

How We Share/Disclose This Information

GPXPlus/GTSPlus does not share or sell personal information except what is described in this policy.
GPXplus/GTSPlus does not share or sell your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing research. However, GPXplus/GTSPlus uses Google Adsense, which utilizes targeted ads. These ads utilize cookies to serve ads based on a user's internet usage/websites visited.

You may opt out of these network cookies by visiting the following links:
Dart Advertising Opt-Out Page
Network Advertising Initiative

Personal Information and Preferences

You can edit the information made public through the settings page on GPXPlus and through the Control Panel on GTSPlus.

Contact Us

Any questions or concerns regarding privacy which are not answered through this policy may be sent to the Administration at this address: http://www.gtsplus.net/contact

General Information

Obtaining eggs

There are a number of different ways to obtain eggs. The main way to obtain them is through Professor Cypress' lab. New eggs come into the lab three minutes or so, continually, at every time of the day. Most of the eggs she gets are common ones, but rarer ones pop up sometimes as well! Other ways to obtain eggs include breeding Pokémon, or adopting a released egg/Pokémon at the Shelter. There are a few other methods of obtaining rarer Pokémon eggs, which are detailed in the section about Legendaries & Novelties.

Maturing and hatching eggs

Some eggs require more care and time to hatch than others. Each egg has a maturity level that it must reach before it is able to hatch. The most common maturity level is 5,120, though there are some that have a lower or higher level than that. An egg cannot be hatched until it is at least an hour old, even if it has reached its required maturity level. The only exception to this is if you have a Flame Orb, which allows you to hatch an egg with full maturity regardless of how old it is. Once an egg is able to hatch, its Options drop-down box on your Pokétch will be in bold, to indicate that it is ready to hatch, and you will be notified at the top of the page by an egg icon as well. Eggs mature by being viewed or by being warmed. You can warm an egg a total of once every 24 hours, but there is no limit to how many individual eggs you can warm.

Happiness

All Pokémon have this attribute. Although happiness is not directly correlated with maturity, several species require the maximum level of happiness in order to evolve. Happiness increases by 1 after each interaction. A quicker and considerably easier method to gain happiness en masse is to buy and feed drinks which can be found in the shop rotation.

Leveling up Pokémon

Pokémon level up automatically once they have reached the required amount of maturity to level up. When a Pokémon is hatched, it is level 1. The highest level that can be reached is 100. Each Pokémon has a set amount of maturity it must reach to level up, and a total amount that it must have altogether to reach level 100. For example, a Remoraid needs to get to a maturity level of 10,000 to level up. By the time it is level 100, it will have a total maturity level of 1,000,000. Pokémon mature by being viewed or being fed a berry. You can only feed a Pokémon every 24 hours, but there is no limit to how many individual Pokémon you can feed. Pokémon will also gain maturity when removed from the Poké Walker, or the Vs. Seeker.

Releasing a Pokémon

Pokémon must be in your possession for at least 12 hours before you can release them. After 12 hours, eggs and Pokémon may be released from your party. Pokémon may also be released from your PC. Alternatively, if you have a Heart Scale, you can release a Pokémon before the 12 hours. A picture of a Heart Scale will appear on their info page for you to use it.

Views and interactions

The primary two ways in which eggs and Pokémon gain maturity is through other users interacting with them. This entails warming an egg, or feeding a berry to a Pokémon. Certain Pokémon may also prefer a certain type of berry, based off of their nature; feeding them this type of berry will give them extra EXP.

You may also post their image codes on forums you visit, your blog or personal website, and so on, and every time a user views this image, they'll gain some experience. The first time per day that a user views a posted image of your Pokémon it's called a "unique view," and it gets a larger amount of experience, and subsequent times are just "views," or "duplicate views," which award less EXP.

Finally, we have included some buttons to share your Pokémon to popular social networks - every time a user visits your Pokémon from one of these links you share, they'll also gain some experience.

Pokémon evolution

Most Pokémon have the ability to evolve. Evolution is permanent and once a Pokémon has evolved, it cannot turn back into its previous stage. When a Pokémon has reached the requirements it needs for evolution, its Options drop-down box on your Pokétch will be in bold. The most common method of Pokémon evolution is simply by reaching a required level. For example, once a Remoraid reaches level 25, it can evolve into an Octillery. Other Pokémon, however, have different methods of evolution. Some evolve by the use of an item, waiting a certain amount of days since their last evolution or hatching before being able to evolve, being a certain gender, or simply by becoming fully attached to you. You do not have to evolve your Pokémon, it is purely your own choice whether you choose to do so or not. If you are unsure of how to evolve a Pokémon, just check out your Pokédex! It'll tell you the requirements for any Pokémon you've ever obtained.

Changing Pokémon forms

A few Pokémon have the ability to change forms. These Pokémon are only able to change their forms after a certain number of days has passed, generally speaking, though there are a few that require items as well. Once a Pokémon is able to change its form, its Options drop-down box on your Pokétch will be in bold. Changing forms is different from evolution because unlike evolution it is not permanent. You must wait a certain number of days between form changes. If you are unsure of how to change the form of a Pokémon, just check out your Pokédex! It'll tell you the requirements for any Pokémon you've ever obtained.

Shiny Pokémon

Just like in Pokémon games after the First Generation, there are "shiny" forms for every Pokémon in GPXPlus as well. While they aren't nearly as rare as they are in Pokémon games, they are still extremely rare. All Pokémon, including Novelties, have shiny forms.

Pokérus

Your Pokémon can be infected with Pokérus. Having Pokérus means your Pokémon gains more maturity from both views and interactions, however, it also means that this Pokémon will be unable to leave your Party by any means, be in depositing to the Daycare, Poké Walker, Underground or PC, or being released. Having an infected Pokémon will not have the chance to infect other Pokémon in your Party, however other trainers' Pokémon may be infected when they interact with it. Pokémon may also be infected if they return from the Underground or are adopted from the Safari Zone.

An infected Pokémon is automatically cured after 3 days. Only Pokémon in your Party can be infected. Eggs cannot be infected. Pokémon cannot be infected again if they already were and once a Pokémon is cured, it will no longer gain any special maturity increases.

If one of your Pokémon is infected and you wish to have it cured, you may purchase an Antidote from the shop in order to do so.

Dress Up

On GPXPlus, you may dress your Pokémon up using special accessories if you've first purchased the Fashion Case account upgrade from the Shop. Accessories may be purchased in the Shop as well, and they may also be found using the Poké Walker. Dressing up a Pokémon doesn't really affect anything, it's just for fun, however, there will on certain occasions be dress up contests in which you may enter your dressed-up Pokémon.

Mega Evolutions

Mega Evolutions, implemented in Pokémon X and Y, are also on GPXPlus. To Mega Evolve your Pokémon, you will need its appropriate Mega Stone and the Mega Ring account upgrade. Some Mega Stones were distributed as part of the site's 5th anniversary event. The primary method of obtaining them, however, is through Mega Plus Days. On the first day that a Plus power is active, and only the first day, you can find a random Mega Stone you have yet to obtain on the ground like regular items. This will only happen once throughout the duration of the Plus.

The Pokémon to Mega Evolve must be in your party, have max happiness, and may optionally have to fulfill another condition that will be listed in the Pokédex. Once Mega Evolved, the Pokémon can be removed from your party or even released without reverting; if you lack a specific Mega Stone, you may be able to find the Mega Evolution in the Safari Zone. You may Mega Evolve as many times as you like; the Mega Stone is not consumed. As of now, there is no way to revert Pokémon that have been Mega Evolved, but there will be in the near future.

Party & Pokétch

What is the Pokétch?

The Pokétch on GPXPlus is not unlike the Pokétch from the Fourth-Generation Pokémon games. In many ways it is a Pokémon trainer's best friend - it's your own personal tool for managing your Pokémon and items, interacting with your friends on the site, monitoring the users who interact with your Pokémon, administering your account on the game, and much more. The Pokétch consists of the tabs with icons on them that always reside on the left side of the site. This section will be separated into sections for each area of the main page and the Pokétch.

Your Party

At the very top of the main page is displayed your party. Here, you can view which Pokémon are presently in your party, some basic information, and take a number of actions on them as well. From the Options menu for each Pokémon, you can get their image codes, evolve, form change or hatch them, dress them up, release them, move them to the Daycare, Walker, Underground, Vs. Seeker or your PC, and a few other options as well.

Pal Pad

The Pal Pad allows you to keep a list of friends on the site, monitor when they're online, and also keep track of your interactions with their Pokémon. It will also display similar information about people who have added you to their Pal Pad. You may remove friends from your Pal Pad here, and also reorder your Pal Pad friends.

Journal

The Journal allows you to record information regarding your status, keep track of personal goals, and leave messages for users who visit your profile.

Friend Recorder

The Friend Recorder is a useful tool for notifying you whenever one of your friends adopts or evolves a Pokémon, as well as many other actions they do on the site. The Administration will also use this device to periodically send out important messages to all members. You may also choose to whom the information is available to in your settings. Other users' information is available depending on their own personal settings.

Inventory

The Inventory tab shows you all the items that are presently in your possession. Certain items, including certain Account Upgrades, Egg Vouchers and Fossils may all be used from this tab as well.

Achievements

Achievements on GPXPlus are certain tasks that you may accomplish in order to gain certain rewards. They vary from extremely simple and easy-to-accomplish tasks such as hatching your first egg, to very difficult achievements like collecting every single Legendary Pokémon. If you meet the requirements to unlock an Achievement, simply visit the Achievements tab to unlock it and, if applicable, receive your reward.

Note that not every Achievement gives a reward - some are simply for bragging rights.

Statistics

The Statistics tab allows you to monitor various statistics related to your progress on the site.

Daycare

Trainers may leave up to two Pokémon at any given time in the Daycare. Like in the Pokémon games, Pokémon in the Daycare will occasionally produce eggs if they're compatible. Note that Pokémon in the Daycare will not gain experience. More information about breeding can be found in the breeding section.

There are two account upgrades that affect the Daycare - if you have a Destiny Knot, your two Pokémon will both be more likely to breed, and if you have a Silph Scope, you can view what type of eggs your Pokémon have laid (normally you'd only be able to see the generic egg sprites).

Poké Walker

The Poké Walker is a feature that was introduced in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, for the DS, which would let trainers transfer one of their Pokémon into a small pedometer, in which they'd level up as the trainer physically walked around. While this isn't, for obvious reasons, possible on GPXPlus, the general idea for the Poké Walker is still the same - you can deposit a Pokémon in here, and as you visit (interact with, in other words) other trainers' Pokémon, the counter on the Poké Walker will increase. When you withdraw your Pokémon from the Walker, it will gain an amount of experience proportional to how many Pokémon you've visited, and, if you have a Fashion Case, you'll also have an opportunity of them finding a dress-up accessory.

There are three account upgrades that affect the Poké Walker - if you have a Bicycle, the rate at which the counter in the Poké Walker goes up is increased, and if you have an Itemfinder, your Pokémon is more likely to find an item in the Walker. If you unlock the "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!" achievement, you'll be awarded a Scouter, which allows you to see the minimum level at which a Pokémon will be when you withdraw it from the Poké Walker.

Underground

Trainers who have an Explorer Kit may send one of their Pokémon into the Underground in search of rare items. When your Pokémon returns from the Underground, they will usually bring back an item, including Evolution Stones, Summoning Items, the Corruption Orb and rare Fossils, which can be resurrected into ancient Pokémon; when the Pokémon returns, the item (if any) will be placed automatically into your Inventory. How long this takes depends both on how long you spend online, and how active you are during the time you spend online. Note that each Pokémon may only visit the Underground once, and also, no EXP is gained in the Underground, only items. Pokémon have a chance at becoming infected with Pokérus if brought directly back to your Party.
  • Owning the Itemfinder increases your chances of finding an item in the Underground.

  • Using an Escape rope will allow your Pokémon to return to the underground.

  • Using the Spelunk Power in the Pass Powers section of the shop will allow your Pokémon to return from the underground much quicker.

Beginning May 4th, 2015, Pokémon might return from the Underground with a special Regional Flag to symbolize that they traveled to a new region. These Flags are necessary to form-change Vivillon. You can only collect each Flag once, as they are permanent items; there are 19 total Flags. If a Pokémon has traveled to a new region and returned with a Flag, their chance of becoming infected with Pokérus is greater (but only if they are brought directly back to your Party).

Shine Recorder

Trainers who have purchased a Shine Recorder may engage in up to three (Eight if you own all four Shine expansion upgrades) separate recorded hunts for a specific species of "shiny" Pokémon. These recorded hunts may only be for eggs that you've both found and hatched.

You may also engage in a Shine Race Challenge with another trainer. To challenge another trainer, you must both have a Shine Recorder. You both need an open slot on your Shine Recorder, and have not forfeited a shiny race within the last two days. The normal restrictions on shine hunts apply. Additionally, you may specify particular restrictions in your request. Accepted challenge requests are added to the queue and processed every four hours, starting at 12 AM.

Vs. Seeker

The Vs. Seeker is used for pairing your Pokémon with other Pokémon in order to engage in battles. Entered Pokémon are paired up randomly once every hour, at xx:18, and shortly thereafter, when the battles are complete, they are returned to you. The outcomes are based off the Pokémon's stats, types, the weather at the time of the battle, and also, whether they're attacking with a physical or special attack.

There are six divisions, each exclusive to a specific set of levels and with specific point costs:
  • Training division - levels 1-99, 0 points

  • Bronze division - levels 1-25, 500 points

  • Silver division - levels 26-50, 2500 points

  • Gold division - levels 51-75, 7500 points

  • Platinum Minor division - levels 76-100, 5000 points

  • Platinum Major division - levels 76-100, 20,000 points

  • Diamond division - level 100 only, 250,000 points
(Divisions will only appear in the drop-down menu if the Pokémon meets the level requirement and the user has the requisite number of points on hand). Every division awards both Pokémon some experience points for the battle, the Training division awarding the most; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum all award the winner the sum of the entry fees of both users, plus an additional 30%, and the Diamond division awards the winner two Prize Points (but no points).

In the event that there are not enough entrants to pair everyone up (essentially, if there are an odd number of entrants in any given division), your Pokémon will be carried over to the next session (which would take place one hour later). This would happen to a maximum of one entrant per division per hourly session.

If you wish to withdraw your Pokémon before its battle is completed, you may do so, so long as the time is not between x:15 and x:20. You will be refunded 75% of the entry fee, but no items.

Mobile Walker

In the Mobile Walker, you may leave up to three of your Pokémon or eggs which are more than an hour old, and as you travel around, they will gain maturity. The Mobile Walker can be used once per hour - the first time it's used, the initial data is set and it is primed for usage. After this, you may activate it once per hour to increase the maturity of the three Pokémon in it based on the distance between your present location and your previous activation's. When the Mobile Walker is first primed, however, no experience is gained. Whenever you withdraw or add a Pokémon, its status is reset and it must be primed again.

If you haven't changed locations at all, you will still gain a small amount of maturity. Note that it can be activated from either your smartphone or your PC, it doesn't only work on mobile devices.

If you are having trouble activating your Mobile Walker, consult the section about it under Troubleshooting.

PC

What is my PC?

The Personal Computer, or PC, is where trainers may store and manage their Pokémon.

How do I use the PC?

It's easy! Just click a Pokémon you wish to move, and then click the empty space in a box, or in your party, that you'd like to move it to. If you wish to reorder the Pokémon in a box, you may drag and drop the Pokémon around to arrange them as you'd like. To reorder your boxes, you may click and drag boxes around.

When you're done, don't forget to press the "Save Changes" button to save all your changes - if you leave the page before doing so, they'll be lost.

Stored Pokémon can be released, if they are old enough; this is achieved by first clicking on the 'Release' button and then selecting all Pokémon you wish to have released, and then clicking 'Confirm Release'.

Pokémon may also be moved to and from the Daycare, your Party, the Underground, the Vs. Seeker, the Poké Walker, or the Mobile Walker from this page as well.

Clicking the small lock icon at the upper-right corner of a box will toggle it between unlocked and locked. When locked, the Pokémon within the box will be prevented from being moved around or released.

How many Pokémon can I store in the PC?

By default, you have 25 boxes with each capable of holding 24 Pokémon each. This means you may store up to 600 Pokémon without any upgrades. You may also purchase an additional 15 boxes from the Shop, allowing you to store up to 960 Pokémon.

Mass-Clicking

What is "mass-clicking"?

Mass-clicking is essentially the act of interacting with many users' Pokémon and eggs. Doing so allows them to mature faster, and also encourages them to interact with your own eggs and Pokémon, thereby helping them mature faster as well. You'll also earn Points as you interact with Pokémon, which can be used in the shop to buy items and account upgrades. As you return interactions to other users who have interacted with your Pokémon and eggs, you'll earn Pass Orbs, which can be used to activate Pass Powers.

How do I mass-click?

You're in luck, it's easier than ever with this version of the site! Simply open the Users List page, and with the group of options in the bottom-right, choose to open a number of Pokémon and eggs in the Berry Feeder. You can choose any number, though it caps at 300.

It is best to interact with users who "are currently online" or "have been online today", as they'll be the most likely to return interactions to you - however, you should also be sure to interact with users who "have interacted with me today," as other users who have interacted with you would certainly appreciate you returning the favour as well!

When you're mass-clicking, you may click on the warm button or the berries, however you may also use keyboard shortcuts for them - with Pokémon, the keys 1-5 will correspond with the berries in the first, second, third, fourth and fifth position (the space bar may also be used in place of the 5 key), and for eggs, any of the five numbers or space bar will warm the egg.

What are the benefits of mass-clicking?

Mass-clicking allows you to earn points and pass orbs, as previously described. One point is earned per interaction given, and 1 pass orb is earned per 100 mutual interactions given (that is to say, if a user interacts with you, and you interact back with them, that would be one mutual interaction).

If you place a Pokémon in your Poké Walker, they'll gain one step per Pokémon you interact with as well, making this a great way to raise your hatched Pokémon. Eggs cannot be raised in this manner, however.

Certain Achievements require you to attain a certain number of interactions in a day or in total, and Explorations have certain interaction requirements that must be fulfilled prior to embarking. Many Exploration tasks require you to give a certain number of interactions as well, so mass-clicking will help you complete these.

Is there anything I should or shouldn't do when mass-clicking?

Generally speaking, it's considered polite to interact with users on your Pal Pad at least once a day. Also, you should try to return interactions to users who have interacted with you as much as possible, as they'll greatly appreciate you returning the favour to them.

Some Exploration tasks require a Pokémon to be fed a certain number of a specific berry to proceed. It's very helpful to users on those tasks if, from the "Choose which Pokémon to open" dropdown, you choose "Exploration Pokémon" and feed their Pokémon the berry they need to proceed.

If you breed a lot of Pokémon, there's also a view that allows you to find users that have Pokémon you've bred in their parties as well. You can use this view to interact with your Daycare offspring, regardless of who has adopted them from the Shelter.

Finally, there's another view for users who "have registered recently." Any new user is sure to appreciate if you help them hatch their first eggs!

Other than that, there isn't really anything you should or shouldn't do - so long as you try to return interactions to other users most of the time, you should be good to go!

Some users get extremely high numbers of interactions in a day! How is this possible?

The best way to get large numbers of interactions is simply sticking with it for a while - users making tens or hundreds of thousands of interactions in a day are likely going at it for several hours of the day.

The general rules of thumb for mass-clicking involve using the Berry Feeder, setting it to open 300 Pokémon/eggs per round, and making use of the 1-5 hotkeys as well as the Spacebar hotkey in order to click multiple Pokémon a second. It is not unusual for users to interact with 500-600 Pokémon/eggs per minute using this method.

This type of mass-clicking is not for everyone. Users who try to get hundreds of thousands of interactions in a day oftentimes set aside an entire day to obtain high scores and either have good Internet connections or get access to computers with better connections than their personal computers. Remember that, first and foremost, GPX+ is a game to be enjoyed, and the effort you choose to put into the game will reflect what you get out of it.

Certain web browsers are faster than others as well - generally speaking, Google Chrome is the fastest and best web browser for achieving large numbers of interactions (and for browsing the web in general).

Lab

What is the Lab?

Professor Cypress' Lab is one of the two most common places from which Pokémon are obtained.

How do I obtain an Egg from the Lab?

Simple! Just click one of the eggs that are shown to claim it, and it'll be moved to your party. Just be quick, as it is possible that, especially in the case of rarer Pokémon, that another user claims it first.

Which Pokémon are available from the Lab?

Everything with exception to Novelty Pokémon, with very specific exceptions. Everything, including Legendary/Very Rare Pokémon can spawn in the Lab, however they are extremely rare (each egg has well under a 1% chance of being a Legendary, for example).

How many Pokémon can I adopt from the Lab?

As many as you like! Unlike the Shelter, there's no daily limitation on how many Lab Eggs you may take.

How often does the Lab get new eggs?

New eggs appear in the Lab on a continual basis. We stop adding new eggs if there already are too many, however.

The Lab's empty! What should I do?

Simply wait three minutes, and more eggs will appear. Alternatively, you could also adopt an egg from the Shelter as well, which typically has many more eggs at any given time than the Lab.

How do Repels work?

Repels are an item you can buy in the Shop to use in the Lab. Repels hide all Pokémon Eggs that are in the Lab that you have already obtained (meaning, if you were to adopt a hatched, say, Bidoof from the Shelter, but have never owned its egg, that would still appear in the Lab if you use a Repel). It's possible, and in the case of users with more complete Pokédexes, highly likely, that using a Repel returns no eggs.

How do Summoning Items work?

These are explained in the "Legendaries & Novelties" tab.

Shelter

What is the Shelter?

The Shelter is the location where all unwanted Pokémon that other trainers release are dropped, as well as where all Daycare Egg donations go. Other trainers are free to then adopt these Pokémon and raise them themselves. Users whose accounts are deleted when banned also have all their Pokémon gradually released into the Shelter over the following 24 hours.

The Shelter is divided into two specific sections: The Egg Shelter and the Safari Zone. The Egg Shelter contains only eggs and the Safari Zone contains only hatched Pokémon. You may see up to 60 species of egg or 15 species of hatched Pokémon at a time.

What Pokémon are available from the Shelter?

There's no limitation on what is available in the Shelter, be it an Egg or hatched Pokémon. It's entirely dependent on what other users are breeding, and on what gets released into the Shelter.

However, you cannot obtain from the Shelter or Safari any Pokémon (or egg) that you previously owned. This includes eggs donated from your Daycare and any Pokémon you choose to release.

How many Pokémon can I adopt from the Shelter?

Normally, you may take six per day. If you wish to take more, you may buy up to five Shelter Pass account upgrades to allow you to adopt an additional four per day. It also provides additional Shelter grabs the more Pokémon you interact with, and even more when you feed a Pokémon the proper berry.

How often do new Pokémon appear in the Shelter?

After being released or donated, a Pokémon takes at least 15 minutes to appear in the Shelter, however, this number is random.

Doesn't that make it difficult to give Eggs to another user?

Yes, but that's the point - the Shelter isn't intended to be a makeshift Trade Station. If we wanted to include trading in the game, we'd make an actual trades system... which we have no intention of doing.

Something must be wrong, every time I claim an egg it says another user already has!

This isn't a bug, there isn't anything wrong - keep in mind that there are sometimes several hundred users browsing the Shelter at any given time, and Rare Pokémon or Novelties, or simply some Pokémon that are in high demand due to certain Achievements can, and do get adopted almost instantly.

What does the Sweet Honey do?

Like the tooltip says, the Sweet Honey aids you in finding any non-Legendary, non-Nonvelty Pokémon you are shiny hunting by blocking everything you are not hunting. You must have hatched at least 15 eggs of the Pokémon you are hunting. If there is nothing for you to see after you have used your Sweet Honey, it will still disappear from your inventory.

Breeding

How do you breed Pokémon on GPXPlus?

Breeding Pokémon on GPXPlus can be accomplished in the same way as in Pokémon games - if you leave two compatible Pokémon in the Daycare, there's a chance they may eventually lay eggs. Unlike the games, they will not, however, gain any experience while left in the Daycare.

When will Pokémon lay eggs?

Pokémon must have both been in the Daycare for over an hour before they may lay eggs. After that first hour is up, every hour, there is a chance they will lay eggs if they are compatible, at a different time depending on the user's Affinity. This occurs at xx:12 for Azurite users, xx:32 for Malachite users, and xx:52 for Wulfenite users.

How do I know if two Pokémon are compatible?

The Daycare will mention whether or not two Pokémon are compatible. However, there are a few factors to keep in mind when pairing Pokémon in the Daycare.

  • The Pokémon cannot be the same gender.

  • The Pokémon must share an egg group (and not be in the No Eggs egg group)

  • The Pokémon cannot have a parent/child relationship, or be siblings.

  • The closer the Pokémon are in level, the more compatible they will be.

  • If the two Pokémon are the same species, they'll be more compatible.

  • The longer they spend in the Daycare together (without having been withdrawn), the more compatible they will be.

  • If there are fewer of a Pokémon in the Shelter, that Pokémon will be more likely to breed.

  • Higher rarity Pokémon are less likely to breed.

  • You may also purchase the Destiny Knot account upgrade to boost Daycare compatibility.


Note that Ditto can breed with any Pokémon.

It may seem like there's a lot to keep track of, but essentially, the best way to breed is to have two Pokémon of the same species, at the same level, paired together (provided they aren't related).

Which egg will be laid?

Unlike in Pokémon games, the species of either parent can be produced in the Daycare on GPXPlus, unless you're breeding with Ditto, in which case the other Pokémon will always be the species of the offspring.

If the two Pokémon have different rarities, however, there'll be a higher chance of the more common one breeding.

In addition, most Novelty Pokémon can breed a canon Pokémon in addition to themselves. They'll breed this canon Pokémon most of the time, only having a slim chance to breed their Novelty form.

How many eggs will they breed?

That depends on their compatibility. The higher the compatibility, the more eggs bred. It is common on multiplier days for Pokémon to breed more eggs than usual; on especially high multiplier days and with highly compatible pairs, it is possible for a breeding couple to produce ten or more eggs per breeding cycle.

Why aren't my Pokémon breeding?!

Pokémon can only breed if they're compatible for breeding, as outlined above. Generally speaking, it's because the two Pokémon are related, not in the same group, or too far apart in level.

Explorations

What are Explorations?

Explorations are task-orientated quests a user may embark on to obtain a reward. There are two different types of Explorations: Normal and Special.

Very important note!

When a task tells you to have one or more specific Pokémon in your Party, you cannot use ones you already had; with few exceptions, you must obtain them after you undergo the task that calls for that Pokémon. Please stop asking on the forums why these types of tasks won't let you proceed.

What are the requirements for Explorations?

You may only embark on one Exploration at a time.

Before starting an Exploration, you must have five or fewer Pokémon in your party as you are limited to a five-Pokémon party for the duration.

All Explorations have requirements in order for you to embark on them. These requirements are based off of Total Interactions, Total Achievements, and Pokédex Entries (Eggdex entries do not count and are not a requirement). There is also a point fee you must pay before embarking. All of these are listed on each Exploration.

Can Explorations be canceled?

You may cancel an Exploration at any time, but you may not restart the same Exploration again for seven days. Cancelling a Special Exploration will count against the allotted number of Special Explorations you may embark on for that month.

How does an Exploration work?

Each Exploration is made up of a story and its accompanying tasks. Each task must be completed to progress to the next part. Once all the tasks are completed, you will be rewarded with a specific Pokémon egg (or other reward) related to said Exploration.

You may re-embark on a completed Normal Exploration after [x] amount of days. The specific amount of time is unique for each Normal Exploration and will be listed on the Exploration tab. For Special Explorations, everybody is given an allotted number for Explorations they can embark on for the month. For example, if you were allowed to do 2 Special Explorations for the month and there were 5 to choose from, you would be able to go on 2 of those 5. You cannot do the same one twice in the same month, so you must wait for it to show up again during a later month.

Normal Explorations do not have any time limit in which they have to be completed. You can do them at your own pace. However, if you fail to complete a Special Exploration before the end of the month that Exploration is featured in, the Exploration will be canceled automatically and you will receive no reward.

What kinds of tasks are there?

An Exploration consists of many different tasks. These tasks may require you to:
  • Have a specific item in your inventory to progress. Once these tasks are completed, the item will be used and will no longer appear in your inventory.

  • Have/Obtain a specific Pokémon (in your party). These Pokémon must be acquired after the start of the task that requires that specific Pokémon. Pokémon you already own prior to that task will not count. To know whether or not a Pokémon will count, look at its Obtained Date in the timeline on its info page. The date here must be some time after you started that task. This also means you cannot use a pre-evolution you previously had and just evolve it. Some may even require that you obtain them from a specific area (Safari, Egg Shelter, Lab), so simply obtaining the Pokémon is not always the case. Be sure to read the task carefully before attempting to complete it!

  • Have a specific amount of berries fed to your Pokémon. Your Pokémon, whether Wild or one or more that were locked to your Party, will have a status condition that cannot be cured unless it is fed the required berry.

  • Have a specific Pokémon in your party during one or more tasks. You will not be able to remove this Pokémon until the task is completed and it will be locked into your party. Pokémon which are locked into a party will not be able to be deposited into the PC/Walker/Daycare, almost as if they had Pokérus.

  • Find a specific Exploration item around the site. You will find the item in the same manner as normal items (when it says you look to your feet and find it on the ground). However, these are much easier to find than normal items. As such, the Itemfinder will have no effect on finding this item. If you find the item needed, the notification at the top will have a red border and a little note in the bottom right of it about it being for your current task. Don't worry if your luck is normally bad, you will never be looking for items like this for more than a day.

  • Have a specific Activity Score. By being active on the site (adopting and clicking on Pokemon or eggs, evolving/form changing Pokemon, buying items, etc), you will increase your Activity Score for the day. Tasks will either require you to have a specific daily Activity Score or to raise it by a certain amount.

  • Wait for a specific Weather condition. You'll be able to continue to the next task when the weather is in one of at least three different states (e.g., Clear, Cloudy, or Windy). The weather can't be altered by any means to influence this, so you'll have to wait it out if the current weather doesn't match the conditions for the task.


Certain tasks may give you a Wild Pokémon which must be in your party for the duration of one or more tasks. These Pokémon will not be special in appearance and will look just like any other Pokémon. These Pokémon will occupy your sixth slot and will not reduce your five-Pokémon party further.

What are the rewards for Explorations?

Upon completion, an Exploration will reward the user with one of the following:
  • Difficult to obtain (but not Legendary/Novelty) Pokémon

  • Very Rare Pokémon (only ones that cannot be Summoned/found randomly)

  • Novelty Pokémon (some may be Exploration-exclusive and thus non-breedable)

  • Very Rare Items (Summoning items, etc.)

  • One or more Pokéchests, including possibly Shiny Pokéchests

Special Explorations

During each month, there will be one or more Special Explorations. These Explorations are unlike the Normal ones as you must complete it during that specific month and the reward for the completion of said Exploration will be a Special Reward. You are given the entire month to complete these.

These Explorations will be replacing the Monthly Events.

Some of these Explorations will have more than one possible reward and during said Exploration, decisions you make will lead to one of these options. The impact of your decisions, however, will be clear. In other words, if there are three available rewards, you will decide which reward you wish to receive at a certain point during the Exploration.

You may need to complete an Exploration more than once to obtain all available rewards for said Exploration. However, there may be a lengthy wait time between attempts as the Special Explorations rotate in availability.

Legends & Novelties

What are Legendary and Novelty Pokémon?

Pokémon referred to as Legendaries (or Very Rares) and Novelties are among the rarest and most valuable Pokémon on GPXPlus. Unlike the vast majority of Pokémon, they can generally only be found through special means.

Legendary/Novelty Egg Limit

As of August 2017, these limits no longer exist.

In the interests of fairness, since Legendary and Novelty eggs are both fairly hard to come by, all users are limited to three unhatched Legendary and Novelty eggs in their party at any given time. If a user hits this limit, summoned Eggs will not be visible in the Lab, and Legendary/Novelty eggs will not be visible in the Shelter.

In order to curb hoarding, users will only be able to claim a maximum of two Legendary and Novelty eggs or Pokémon in total from either the Lab or the Shelter daily, except for summoned Pokémon. Furthermore, if a user has obtained more than two of any Legendary or Novelty Pokémon from the Lab or Shelter (exceptions being Deoxys and three novelties that have lots of forms), they will be unable to find that Pokémon in the Shelter.

How many Legendary/Novelty Pokémon are there in total?

With respect to Legendary Pokémon, there are 57 in total - every single one from all five generations of Pokémon games, as well as the alternate forms for Giratina, Shaymin, Meloetta, Keldeo, Thundurus, Tornadus and Landorus. Arceus's alternate forms are available but must be collected separately; see the Arceus & Shards section for more information.

There is a much larger number of Novelties, and we are constantly adding new ones as well for various occasions and for different site features.

Monthly Egg Distribution Events

A handful of times per month, an event is conducted during which both Legendary and Novelty Eggs are handed out at random to a specific number of members. You don't need to do anything, or sign up anywhere to participate in these events - on the day of the event, which will be announced ahead of time on the forums, you simply need to have an empty slot in your party, and you'll have a chance of receiving that day's Event Egg.

If you want the chance to be able to pick which Pokémon gets sent out during these events, then check out the monthly community thread found in the Global Pokédex Plus Discussion forum. The thread is pinned and is a great way to be involved in the community!

How to get an egg from this event:

  • You must keep at least one slot open in your party.

  • You MUST have logged in sometime on GPX+ in the last two weeks.

  • You can not be in the restricted group.


IMPORTANT EVENT NOTES

  • No, you do NOT have to be online at the time I am sending out eggs.

  • These eggs do NOT show up in the Lab for the event. They are sent out randomly.

  • There is ONE set shiny for each Pokémon, but every other egg has a regular chance of being shiny.

  • If you obtain ONE of the eggs from this event, you will NOT be able to obtain another one from this same event. This means if you get an egg on day 1 of this event, you can't get an event egg from any other day during this event. By the way, abandoning an event egg does nothing. So if you get one you might as well keep it and be happy.

  • If we find any accounts being made just to get eggs from the event then they will be immediately banned along with your main.

  • If you were a winner of the raffle, your chosen Pokémon will be spawned into your party on the day of the event. It won't be forced shiny, but there's always a small chance just like any other egg! This will not count as an event egg and you can still receive one from the event.

  • There is no guarantee that you'll receive an egg. There have been about 3k users online daily and there are only 1,750 eggs going out, so that at least gives you a little more than a 50% chance at getting something.

  • Eggs chosen will not be available to pick from again for 3 months. If x egg was in the January egg distribution, then it can not be chosen again until April.

  • The event runs at 4 p.m. server time.

Explorations

Explorations replace the old monthly event system. This new system was implemented so that obtaining certain Pokémon was less luck-oriented. Every user can participate in an Exploration as long as he/she meets the requirements for that particular Exploration. An in-depth guide to Explorations can be found here.

Tiny Egg, Old Man, Shady Salesman, Chests, Strange Portal, and Prankster

On very rare occasions a Tiny Egg, Old Man, Shady Salesman, Chest, Strange Portal, or Prankster will appear at the top of the site - next to your Party Count. It will then remain there until you click on it. When you click on it, you will be rewarded with a Manaphy Egg (Tiny Egg), MissingNo. Egg (Old Man), Hoopa Egg (Strange Portal), Korechu (Prankster) or, in the case of Chests and the Shady Salesman, one of many rare items that may be used to acquire certain Legendary and Novelty Pokémon.

If you have a current special event, and you don't click on it, and random chance decides to award another special event, it will wind up replacing the first. You can only have one at a time of either Chest, Tiny Egg, Old Man, Shady Salesman, Strange Portal, or Prankster, so if you already have one there it'll get replaced.

Summoning Items

One of the types of items receivable from Chests are Summoning Items. They may also be obtained from the Underground on occasion, and from some Achievements.

Summoning Items may be used from the Lab, after which a Legendary Egg related to the item you've used is summoned to the Lab. While we won't tell you which egg comes from which item, with a little knowledge of which Pokémon is related to each item in-game, you should be able to figure it out. The one exception is the Enigma Stone, which summons any summonable Pokémon at random.

Immediately after being summoned, the summoner will have five minutes during which he, and only he may claim this egg from the Lab. You'll need to search the Lab, reloading several sets of eggs to find your Summoned Pokémon. After these five minutes, however, anyone can claim the egg.

It's helpful to summon when there are fewer eggs in the Lab, as this way you'll have an easier time finding your egg. You may also use the Summon Power Pass Power to double the amount of time to find the Pokémon before other users can claim it, and if it's a Legendary Pokémon you've never obtained before, buying a Repel can help you to find the egg as well. Overall, you won't necessarily be able to find every Pokémon you summon, but practice makes perfect!

Rare Evolution Items & Special Evolution Items

Rare Evolution Items and Special Evolution Items are valuable items that can mostly be used to turn a Pokémon into a rarer, Novelty Pokémon. A few are also used for form-changing some Legendary (Very Rare) Pokémon.

Corruption Orbs

The Corruption Orb is another rare item obtainable via Chests and in the Underground. It can be used on certain unhatched eggs (not hatched Pokémon) to change them into an alternate form. Every single corrupted form can only be obtained in this manner. There are four eggs in total that may be corrupted: Lugia, Groudon, Dialga and Bidofo.

Blue Stone

The Blue Stone is similar to the Corruption Orb in that it must be used on a certain unhatched egg to change its form. The Blue Stone can only be used on Zergoose. The Blue Stone was given out as a prize for those who completed the August 2010 Shiny Pichu Hunt. However, the Blue Stone may also be found randomly by hatching two certain Pokémon, the underground, backroom, or the prize shop.

Egg Vouchers

On certain rare occasions, Egg Vouchers will be handed out, which can be exchanged by the user for any egg of their choice (within certain limitations), which include certain Legendaries and Novelties.

Fossils

On rare occasions, a Pokémon may return from the Underground with a Fossil, which may be resurrected into a rare, ancient Pokémon egg.

Breeding

Most Novelty Pokémon can be bred in the Daycare, just like any other Pokémon. They are much less likely to breed than more common Pokémon, but it is possible nonetheless.

Lab

On extremely rare occasions, Professor Cypress' Lab may receive a Legendary egg along with the normal Common, Uncommon and Rare eggs. They may be claimed just like any other egg. Also, it is possible to find other users' summoned Pokémon in the Lab, if they are not quick enough to find and adopt them.

Shelter

If another user releases a Legendary or a Novelty to the Shelter, then any other user may claim it there just like any other Shelter Pokémon. Also, it is possible that there are Novelty Pokémon among the Daycare offspring donated to the Shelter by other users.

Other Distributions

On random occasions, the Administration may make a limited number of a Legendary or a Novelty Pokémon available via the Lab and/or the Shelter. This is in most cases completely unannounced and random, so you don't need to worry about trying specifically to obtain Legendary or Novelty Eggs in this manner.

Twinkie

The Twinkie is similar to the Corruption Orb in that it must be used on a certain unhatched egg to change its form. The Twinkie can only be used on Pidgey. The Twinkie was given out as a prize for those who completed the May 2012 Site Wide Shiny Hunt. However, the Twinkie may also be found randomly from the underground, backroom, prize shop, or they can sometimes be found by hatching Pidgey eggs.

Saltwater Bucket

The Saltwater Bucket is similar to the Corruption Orb in that it must be used on a certain unhatched egg to change its form. The Saltwater Bucket can only be used on Gible. The Saltwater Bucket was given out as a prize for those who completed the July 2014 Site Wide Shiny Hunt. However, the Saltwater Bucket may also be found randomly from the underground, backroom, prize shop, or they can sometimes be found by hatching Gible eggs.

Pinkan Berries

The Pinkan Berries are similar to the Corruption Orb in that it must be used on a certain unhatched egg to change its form. The Pinkan Berries can only be used on Rhyhorn. The Pinkan Berries are given out as a prize for those who complete the "A Study in Pink" exploration. However, Pinkan Berries may also be found randomly from the underground, backroom, prize shop, or they can sometimes be found by hatching Rhyhorn eggs.

Mismagius' Grimoire

The Mismagius' Grimoire is a way to form change Mismagius and Ditto - for more information check your Pokédex. The Mismagius' Grimoire was given out as a prize for those who completed the September 2015 Site Wide Shiny Hunt. However, the Mismagius' Grimoire may also be found randomly from the underground, backroom, prize shop, or they can sometimes be found by hatching Misdreavus eggs.

Arceus & Shards

How do I obtain an Arceus?

Arceus can be obtained by completing the "Death of the World" exploration. Aside from the usual exploration requirements, this one also requires you to have an unused Ancient Plate in your inventory.

The form of Arceus you receive as your reward will depend on which Plate was used. Once you've embarked on the exploration, and completed it, the Plate will be marked as used, and you will not be able to embark on it again using that Plate. If you have multiple unused Plates, one will be selected at random and you will not know which was used until you complete the exploration. If you quit the exploration, the Plate will not be marked as used.

Note: This exploration is considered difficult and even if you consider yourself an advanced player, you may struggle on some of the tasks. This is intended and the difficulty will not be scaled back.

What are Ancient Plates?

There are 17 Ancient Plates, just as there are in-game, and each is based off a Pokémon type. You are limited to ONE (1) of each Plate.

Initially, winners of the March 2015 SWSH were given a random Plate. However, going forward, you will need to collect 5 matching Shards to form a Plate. Five Pixie Shards, for example, will form a Pixie Plate, which will allow you to embark on the exploration and receive a Fairy-type Arceus.

What are Shards?

For every Plate, there are 5 Shards. Once you collect 5 of a single type of Shard, you will be able to exchange them for the matching Plate. Once you have a Plate, or the 5 matching Shards, you will not be able to receive additional matching Shards. For example, if you already have an Insect Plate, or 5 Insect Shards, you will never receive additional Insect Shards.

It is possible, and likely, that you will have multiple of each Shard before finally obtaining a group of 5 to exchange. For example, you may have 2 Insect Shards, 3 Pixie Shards, 1 Splash Shard, and more, in your inventory at once; you are not required to focus on collecting a single type of Shard. You may not exchange differently-typed Shards for a Plate, though; you will need 5 Insect Shards to make an Insect Plate, and 5 Splash Shards to make a Splash Plate.

How do I collect Shards?

When you hatch a Shiny Pokémon egg, you will be rewarded with a Shard matching that Pokémon's primary type. If your Pokémon's primary type is "Normal" then the Shard will match its secondary type - if it has one - or no Shard at all if it's solely Normal-type, as there is no Normal Plate. Dual-type Pokémon will always follow the primary-unless-Normal-type rule as well.

For example, if you hatch a Shiny Caterpie, you will receive an Insect Shard; if you hatch a Shiny Pidgey, you will receive a Sky Shard. If you already have 5 Insect Shards, or an Insect Plate, you will receive nothing upon hatching a Bug-type (even if it has a secondary type).

You may only receive 1 Shard per day (from Site Reset to Site Reset) with this method.

Does it matter whether the shiny I hatched was part of a shiny hunt/race?

No. As long as you hatched the shiny yourself, and did not already receive a Shard today by hatching a previous shiny, then you will be awarded the Shard.

Are there other ways to receive Shards?

Any additional methods outlined here will not count against your one-per-day limit outlined above.

You can earn one Shard per week via the Poké Hunt. You must have already collected all five Giftbox rewards before being eligible to receive a Shard for placing in rank 1. Please see the Poké Hunt help section for more information.

Other methods of receiving Shards may exist in the future.

Can I form-change my Arceus once I receive it?

No, your Arceus will be locked into the form it hatched as, which is based on the Plate used when you embarked on its exploration. You will also be unable to release it to the Shelter/Safari.

How will I receive a Normal-type Arceus?

That will be announced at a later date. For now, focus on the other 17 forms, as that will surely keep you busy!

I hatched my Arceus but the egg still shows in my Pokédex as a Mystery Egg.

This is known and we are deciding on the best way to proceed with that.

Shop & Items

How to obtain points

Points, the currency used on GPXPlus, can be obtained in a variety of different ways. For the most part, most actions on the site award you with points - adopting an egg, regardless of its origin, hatching an egg, leveling up a Pokémon to level 100, and interacting with another user's Pokémon all give you various amounts of points, with leveling up a Pokémon to level 100 awarding the most. You may also sell any items you have in the shop, though some are not sellable. Certain Achievements also grant the user with point rewards. Points may also be won via the Vs. Seeker, if you are victorious. Additionally, battles against NPCs in the Battle Tower award a set amount of points; user battles are determined based on how well one opponent performed over the other and the Battle Subway does not award points.

How to obtain items

There are innumerable ways of obtaining items around the site. This will be broken down by item categories.

Evolution Stones and Items

Evolutions Stones and Items are the most common of items, which are used for evolving and form-changing certain species of Pokémon. They can be purchased from the shop, obtained in the Underground, obtained from certain Achievements, and also found randomly around the site.

Rare Evolution Items and Special Evolution Items function exactly as Evolution Items and Stones, only they tend to be harder to acquire, more valuable, and generate Novelty or Legendary (Very Rare) Pokemon when used.

Valuable Items

Valuable Items such as the Rare Bone, Nugget, etc. are items that have no use other than to be sold for large amounts of points. They can be found randomly around the site, as well as in the Underground.

Dress-Up Accessories

Dress-Up Accessories may be purchased in the Shop, and also found sometimes by Pokémon in the PokéWalker, but only by users who have first puchased the Fashion Case account upgrade. They may be used to dress up your Pokémon.

Vs. Seeker Items

Vs. Seeker Items may be purchased in the Shop, obtained from certain Achievements, and found randomly when hatching an egg. These items can be given to a Pokémon in the Vs. Seeker to affect their battle strategy. Each item represents one of the seventeen Pokémon types.

Battle Tower Items

Battle Tower Items are used specifically for the Battle Tower. More information may be found in the Battle Tower tab.

Miscellaneous Items

Miscellaneous Items are one-time use items that have various effects. Items include drinks, which may be given to Pokémon to raise their Happiness stats; Repel, which can be used in the Lab to hide eggs you've already obtained; Antidote, which may be used to cure a Pokémon of Pokérus; Heart Scales, which allow a Pokémon or egg to be released prior to the 12-hour time limit; Flame Orbs, which allow an egg at full maturity, though not yet an hour old, to hatch; Focus Sash, which allows a Pokémon to battle again that day; Escape Rope, which allows you to resend a Pokémon to the Underground; Eviolite, which allows you to bypass the 5-day wait period for certain evolutions; Heart Sweets, which allow you to take one extra egg from the daycare; Sweet Honey, which filters the shelter with only the Pokémon that you are currently shiny hunting; and Sprite Changer, which gives you the option to change your Pokémon's sprite into any canon game's designated sprite.

Repels, drinks, Sprite Changers, and Antidotes may be purchased in the Shop. Heart Scales, Flame Orbs, and Focus Sashes are found randomly around the site. These items, along with Sweet Honey, can also be found through hatching eggs and also in the Underground. Heart Sweets, Flame Orbs and Sweet Honey are obtainable through completion of certain Explorations.

Activation of Miscellaneous Items is varied. Some may be used from a Pokémon's drop-down menu; others are used 'invisibly' in that they can only be activated when performing a normal task (such as using a Flame Orb to hatch a Pokémon prematurely); the Sweet Honey is activated from the Shelter, and Repels are used in the Lab. For the most part, figuring how an item should be activated requires little guesswork.

Summoning Items, Fossils and Egg Vouchers

Summoning Items, Fossils and Egg Vouchers are rare items that can be used to obtain Novelty and Legendary Pokémon. They are explained in the "Legendaries & Novelties" tab.

Account Upgrades

Account Upgrades are special key items that unlock different site features, and, in various ways, upgrade your account on the site. Unless otherwise noted, all Account Upgrades can be purchased in the Shop. There are a number of them in total:
  • Pal Pad: Adds a friends list to your Pokétch.

  • Pal Pad Plus: Allows an additional 16 users to be added to the Pal Pad. Unlocked from the 'Social Network' Achievement.

  • Journal: Adds the Journal to your Pokétch, which allows you to leave messages for other users to see.

  • Silph Scope: Allows you to see the true form of your Daycare eggs.

  • Itemfinder: Sharply increases your chance of finding items around the site, in the Underground and in the PokéWalker.

  • Amulet Coin: Sometimes increases the amount of points you obtain for interacting with other Pokémon.

  • Shelter Pass: Allows you to adopt an additional four Pokémon from the Shelter per day. It also provides additional Shelter grabs the more Pokémon you interact with, and even more so the more proper berries you feed. Up to 5 may be purchased.

  • Extra PC Box: Allows you to store an additional 24 Pokémon in your PC. Up to 15 may be purchased.

  • Extra PC Box Plus: Another PC upgrade that adds more boxes to your PC. Up to 10 may be purchased.

  • Extra PC Box Ultra: Yet ANOTHER PC upgrade that adds even more boxes to your PC, but at a hefty cost. Up to 25 may be purchased.

  • Fashion Case: Holds your dress-up accessories.

  • Secret Key: Allows access to the Shop's Back Room, in which you can buy items that other users have sold.

  • Wide Lens: Allows you to view one extra egg in the Lab at a time.

  • Destiny Knot: Improves the relationship of your Pokémon in the Daycare.

  • Lucky Egg: Sometimes increases the rate at which your eggs mature.

  • Dowsing MCHN: May be used once, and only once, and then for the rest of that day, until Reset, you will have a much higher chance of finding items. Its effect can be compounded with the Itemfinder.

  • Bicycle: Increases the rate at which you visit Pokémon, with respect to the PokéWalker.

  • Odd Incense: May be used once per day, to allow you to re-interact with any Pokémon with which you've already interacted.

  • Explorer Kit: Allows you to send your Pokémon on adventures in the Underground.

  • Scouter: Allows the user to gauge EXP gains in the Pokéwalker. Obtained from the 'OVER NINE THOUSAND' Achievement.

  • Shine Recorder: Records your shiny hunts.

  • Shine Expansion: Adds another slot to your Shine Recorder. Up to 4 may be purchased.

  • Vs. Seeker: Allows your Pokémon to battle with another user's.

  • White/Black Token: Enables you to embark upon two different Special Explorations per month. Prize for completing the 'Punishing a Poacher' Exploration.

  • Discount Coupon: May be used once, and only once, and then for the rest of that day, until Reset, you will have a 10% discount in the Shop. Obtained from several Achievements.

  • Grip Claw: Allows you to obtain Pokéchests more frequently when interacting with Pokémon.

  • Mega Ring: Enables you to mega-evolve certain Pokémon when the proper mega stone is provided.

Note that Account Upgrades may not be sold, and are, for the most part, limited to one per user.

Back Room

There is also a second area to the Shop, accessible to people who have purchased the Secret Key account upgrade. This area allows you to purchase items that other users have already sold off, at a 25% discount. Summoning Items and Fossils, as well as Battle Tower Items, once sold by other users, can be found here as well.

Note that in order to curb hoarding, users are only able to acquire two Fossils, Summoning Items or Rare Evolution Items in this manner per day. Also, users that have three or more Fossils, Summoning Items or Rare Evolution Items in their inventory will be unable to acquire Fossils, Summoning Items or Rare Evolution Items in this manner. It is important to note that Special Evolution Items do not count toward this total. On days with sales, the back room is closed, however.

Prize Shop

The Prize Shop contains many items that cannot be bought elsewhere, including rare evolution items, Battle Tower Items for the Battle Tower, and various summoning items and fossils. in exchange for Prize Points. Prize Points are obtained through site-wide events such as the bi-monthly scavenger hunts and shiny hunts. Prize Points can also be obtained through the weekly Pokéhunt held on Tuesday through Thursday, and finally they can be obtained through the Diamond Division in the VS Seeker.

Shop Sales

Occasionally, there will be sales in the Shop, during which all items are discounted. These will be clearly identified at the top of the Shop's page. On days with sales, the Back Room is closed, however.

An item I want isn't in stock! What should I do?

The Shop's stock is rotated daily at 6 AM and PM server time, so simply check back later and hope for the best!

Pass Powers

What are Pass Powers?

Pass Powers are special, usually temporary enhancements to some of the site functions, such as increasing the speed of hatching eggs or increasing the chances of Pokémon hatching with items.

How do I get them?

For the most part, the only way to activate a Pass Power is to purchase one from the Pass Powers section of the Shop. When purchased, an icon indicating the Power activated will appear in the notification area to the right of the weather icon. Because these enhancements are so powerful, however, they are not purchased with Points, but a special form of currency called Pass Orbs.

OK, how do I get Pass Orbs?

To purchase Pass Powers, users have to be active on the site. Specifically, interacting with other users and returning interactions given to them is the only way that Pass Orbs are gained. For every interaction made on the "Users who have interacted with my Pokémon" list, a user will receive 0.01 Pass Orbs; similarly, each of those users will receive 0.01 Pass Orbs for every Pokémon they interacted with in that user's party.
After reset, users will be awarded however many whole number Pass Orbs were earned the day before, with any fractional Pass Orbs lost. Those Pass Orbs can then be spent on the Powers found in the Shop.

What kinds of Powers are there?

There are 13 unique Pass Powers that can be purchased from the Pass Powers Shop, each with a specific function, duration, and Pass Orb cost. Additionally, four of these powers have different tiers, where spending more Pass Orbs either extends the duration of the power or enhances it in some other way. Note that a user can only have one Pass Power active at a time; to activate a second power before the first one ends, a user has to spend some Pass Orbs to cancel the first one.

  • Flame Power: The user's eggs hatch faster. Can only be used twice a day.

  • Defog Power: The user can see shrouded berries. Only available during Foggy weather. Higher tiers extend its duration.

  • Summon Power: After activation, any summoned Pokémon will be visible to that user for 10 minutes instead of 5.

  • Search Power: Makes it easier to find Special Exploration items. Higher tiers increase these probabilities.

  • Hatch Power: Makes it easier for Pokémon to hatch with items. Higher tiers increase these probabilities.

  • Purchase Power: Allows users to buy items that are not in stock in the Shop.

  • Hunt Power: The lab will only show any Pokémon in the user's Shine Recorder as long as they have hatched 15 of that species. Note that this only applies for non-legendary, non-novelty, breedable Pokémon, and Ditto.

  • Novel Power: Guarantees that a breeding pair containing a Novelty Pokémon will produce a Novelty Egg.

  • Spelunk Power: Your Pokémon will return from the Underground much quicker.

  • Sprite Power: Makes it easier for Pokémon to hatch with a different sprite. Higher tiers increase this probability.

  • Influence Power: Guarantees that a Pokémon will hatch with a particular nature.

  • Gather Power: Makes it easier to get Pokéchests from non-Interaction activities.

  • Chance Power: Makes it easier to get missing Trinkets from Pokéchests.

All of these effects fade away when the power expires, so users should make sure that eggs are ready to hatch before using Sprite or Influence Power, for example.

Wait a minute, I didn't use any Pass Orbs, but there's a Pass Power indicator!

That's one of the effects of maxing out the Pass Counter; a random Pass Power will be made active for the entire day. Users can still activate any other power if they need it at the time, but when it expires the other Power will immediately return.
Currently, maxing out the Pass Counter can cause one of the following Powers to appear the next day: Defog, Summon, Search, Hatch, or Sprite.

Prize Points

What is the Prize Shop?

Starting in September of 2011, the Prize Shop has been used to distribute prizes for various site events. Rare items normally difficult to obtain by other means can be purchased here using a special currency called Prize Points.

How to I obtain Prize Points?

Prize Points can be obtained in several ways. They include:

  • Entering weekly Poké Hunts

  • Completing tasks during Scavenger Hunts

  • Entering Site-Wide Shiny Hunts

  • Winning battles in the Diamond Division in the Vs. Seeker


More information on Poké Hunts, Scavenger Hunts, and Site-Wide Shiny Hunts can be found in their respective tabs.

What can I buy in the Prize Shop?

You can buy Fossils, Summoning Items, Rare Evolution Items, Battle Tower Items, certain Misc. Items, as well as the Legend Voucher Plus in the Prize Shop. Some additional items may be available in the Prize Shop as well, but only for limited periods of time.

Do Prize Shop items rotate like they do in the regular shop?

They most definitely do! They rotate at the same time as the rest of the shop, at 6 AM and 6 PM daily, server time.

Trinkets

What are Trinkets?

Trinkets are odd and interesting knick-knacks that you can find while using the site. You can trade trinkets with other users or give them to your friends as gifts. Some Trinkets are common while others are rare and highly sought after.

Your "Affinity", which was given to you upon registration to the site, plays a big part in the system of Trinkets. You are able to naturally obtain certain Trinkets that users in other Affinities cannot. Likewise, they can obtain certain Trinkets that you cannot. In order to obtain Trinkets that your Affinity cannot obtain you must trade Trinkets with other users. Along with trading Trinkets you can give them to and receive them from friends, but be aware that gifting a Trinket comes with a Point fee.

All Trinkets on the site are created by our users. Anybody is allowed to submit a Trinket of their very own. If it is accepted, it will eventually be added onto the site and users will be able to collect it. You can see every Trinket that can currently be obtained in the Big Book of Trinkets.

How do you obtain Trinkets?

Trinkets can be obtained in three ways.

The easiest way to obtain new Trinkets is by opening Pokéchests. Pokéchests can be obtained for doing certain actions on the site. Many actions, such as hatching eggs, evolving Pokémon, claiming Pokémon in the Lab or Shelter, and several others can sometimes award Pokéchests, and after several pre-defined numbers of interactions, you will obtain a Pokéchest. The Grip Claw account upgrade adds more of these interaction-based Pokéchests as well.

Mutual Pal Pad friends (that is to say, users you have on your Pal Pad that have added you to theirs) can also gift you Trinkets.

Finally, you can trade trinkets with other users using the Trinket Market.

How do you trade Trinkets?

You can trade Trinkets using the Trinket Market. There are two ways to trade - if you have a Trinket you're looking to get rid of, from the Collection tab, choose 'options' and 'place in market'. Once it's in the Market, other users will be able send offers for that Trinket, and you'll also be able to view offers in the Offers that were made before you placed the Trinket in the Market.

If there's a specific Trinket you'd like to obtain, you can search for it in the Big Book & Market tab, and send an offer. You don't need to choose a user to send the offer to - any offer you send is visible to all users who have that Trinket on the Market, and even users who put the Trinket on the Market after you send the offer, thereby giving you the best possible chances of having your offer accepted. You'll also be notified if a user accepts your offer.

Are all Trinkets available all the time?

No - there are some sets of Trinkets that are seasonal, and only available during certain months of the year. While you may trade or be gifted these Trinkets at any time, they'll only be able to be found from Pokéchests during these specific times of the year. Some examples are Halloween-themed Trinkets that are only available in October, and Valentine's-themed Trinkets that are only available in February.

What do Trinkets do?

Trinkets are purely for the sake of collecting - they don't have any added bonus on the site. You may also display Trinkets on your User Card, a type of image that displays your party, a Pokémon of your choice, and up to 10 Trinkets of your choice.

Some Scavenger Hunt tasks will require you to find a certain number of Trinkets of a certain rarity, so during a Scavenger Hunt, it can be good to keep a few Pokéchests unopened in order to complete these tasks.

How do I submit a Trinket?

Trinket submissions are generally opened at the start of each month. There are certain guidelines to keep in mind when submitting Trinkets, which are described in the Trinkets submissions section. Note that we usually get large numbers of submissions, and it can take time to evaluate and accept/reject each one, so please be patient if you submit one!

What is the Shiny (blue) Pokéchest?

The Shiny Pokéchest was introduced in December of 2015. They're guaranteed to give you either 2 trinkets you don't have or 2 high-rarity trinkets (or one of each)!

Sky Gifts

What are Sky Gifts?

Sky Gifts are little gifts you send to/receive from other users. When you open a Sky Gift, you will receive a handful of useful things: Items, Pokéchests, or Credits (to be applied towards a Plus).

How do you send a Sky Gift?

When you click the "Options" link on one of the Trinkets in your Collection, you'll see a "Sky Gift" option.

The option is only available on Trinkets that have a rarity less than 5, and only if you have a certain amount of it available in your Collection. You must have 24 of a rarity 1, 12 of a rarity 2, 8 of a rarity 3, or 6 of a rarity 4. An easier way to remember is that you take 24 and divide it by the rarity of the Trinket. Note that the Sky Gift option can only be performed on a single Trinket at a time; you cannot mix and match different quantities of different Trinkets.

When you perform the Sky Gift option on a Trinket, the Sky Gift will be sent to a random user. You can only send a Sky Gift to a friend once for every 5 random ones sent. Once you've sent at least 5 Sky Gifts to a random user, you will be able to choose a mutual Pal Pad friend from the drop-down. If you send a Sky Gift to a friend, you will have to send at least 5 more to a random user before you can send another to another friend.

Remember: when the user opens your Sky Gift, they will receive the things mentioned above, NOT the Trinkets that you traded in.

How do you obtain a Sky Gift?

Another user must send you one, either by being a mutual Pal Pad friend of yours or by sending it to a random user and the site choosing you as the lucky recipient.

You will not be told who sent you the Sky Gift (and likewise, they won't be told that it was sent to you if they chose to send to a random user).

When you've obtained a Sky Gift, you will see its icon in the notification area (by the Weather). To open it, simply click on the notification and confirm!

Battle Tower

How does the Battle Tower work?

If you've ever played any handheld, main series Pokémon game ever, you already know the basics to the battle system here on GPXPlus. The basics are all mostly the same or similar, with a few important differences here and there that you need to watch out for.

To start a battle, follow the directions in the "Start a battle" tab. Once you're in a battle with another user, you'll need to choose either three or six Pokémon to be used in the battle, from your selection of Pokémon that are stored in the Battle Tower. In battle, you may attack with any of your Pokémon's four attacks, or you may switch to another Pokémon, though there are no items that may be used.

Why are people allowed to use Legendary Pokémon? That's so unfair!

No, it isn't. Beyond the unique typings that certain Legendaries or Novelties offer, they don't have any advantages over non-Legendary Pokémon. Read the section entitled "How are stats determined?" for more info.

People always use Pokémon that are higher levels than mine! That's so unfair!

No, it isn't. Statistics are consistent across each entire level bracket, meaning, your team's statistics will remain the same from level 1 all the way through to level 25, and again from level 26 to 50, and so on. You can read the section entitled "How are stats determined?" for more info, but your opponent's Pokémon won't have an advantage against yours if they're a few levels higher.

Do all types work the same here?

For the most part, yes.

First, any attack that would in-game be ineffective (such as Electric attacks against Ground types) will now do 1/4 the normal damage (that is to say, half of the regular "not very effective" damage).

Beyond this, for balance reasons, since typing plays a much more important role in this battle system than in-game, Normal attacks will be super-effective against Ghost types, as opposed to having no effect. On top of this, the battle system on GPX takes cues from the first generation of games, in which Poison is super-effective against Bug types.

For a full run-down of type effectiveness, consult the following table:

Attacker
D
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f
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n
d
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×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1
×2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/4 ×1 ×1 ×1
×1 ×1 ×2 ×1/2 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1
×1/2 ×1/2 ×1/4 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1
×1/2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1
×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1/2 ×2
×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/4 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1
×1/2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/4 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1
×2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×2 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/4 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×2
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×2 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1/4 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1
×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1
×2 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1 ×2 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×2
×1/2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×2 ×1/2 ×1 ×1/2 ×2 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1/4 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1/2 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×2 ×1 ×1/2 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1 ×1/2 ×1/2

How do my Pokémon learn attacks?

Attacks aren't learnt here in the traditional way you'd expect from handheld Pokémon games, and the attack system is much simpler. Rather than having a list of attacks that Pokémon can learn via leveling up, breeding, TMs/HMs/tutors, and so on, attacks are assigned based on the Pokémon's typing.

For every type, on GPXPlus, there are four attacks - two physical, and two special, one of which of each is classified as "strong," and one of which of each is classified as "weak." All strong attacks, regardless of what power they and effects they may have in the canon games will have the same power and effects (none), and the same applies for all weak attacks.

Pokémon with only one type have access to all four attacks for their one type - both special and both physical, and both strong and both weak. Pokémon with two types, on the other hand, have access to all four weak attacks from their two types. This way, Pokémon with one type specialize in that one type, where as Pokémon with two types have a greater selection of attacks available to them, so that they have a higher chance of dealing super-effective attacks.

In addition to the four base elemental attacks that every Pokémon has access to, there is a list of attack for raising and lowering statistics, as well as various other effects, that every Pokémon has access to, and Pokémon can also acquire both weak attacks of any type that is not super effective against them by holding that type's "Gem" item.

Attacks also don't have PP here, but rather, a Pokémon will have one PP score shared by all attacks. This PP score, however, is only used by "strong" attacks, meaning that "weak" attacks can be used an unlimited number of times. Any Pokémon can use any of its "strong" attacks a combined total of 3 times in a battle.

Attacks (as well as Battle Tower Items) can be managed via the "Attacks & hold items" option in the Pokémon's options dropdown.

How are stats determined?

The formulae for determining stats are almost the exact same here as they are in-game, with one minor difference pertaining to how levels are handled. On GPXPlus, stats are consistent across a large range of levels, corresponding to the four level settings you'll see in the "Start a battle" tab. That is to say, a Pokémon will have the same stats from level 1-25, and then from 26-50, and then from 51-75, and finally from 76-100.

Pokémon base stats are derived from the in-game ones (Novelty Pokémon stats are completely made up, however, for obvious reasons), however rather than leaving every Pokémon with a different base stat total, we've normalised these totals so that every Pokémon has the same amount of base stat points. For example, to get the base stats of Bibarel on GPXPlus, we we multiplied all its stats by 600/410, which is the target base stat total/the base stat total in-game.

All fully evolved Pokémon, Legendaries and Novelties included, with the sole exception of Arceus (which has a base stat total of 720) have a base stat total of 600; all first-stage Pokémon have a total of 300, and all middle evolutions in a three-stage evolution (such as Wartortle or Chansey) have 450 in total. This means that Legendaries and Novelties (with exception to Arceus) have no advantage over other fully-evolved Pokémon.

Note that there are no EVs (Effort Values) on GPXPlus, though there are IVs (Individual Values), which are randomly determined from 0-31 when an egg is created. These are a base value specific to that Pokémon that are added to each stat, functioning exactly as they do in-game. Natures are also present, and function the exact same as they do in-game, boosting one stat and lowering another. For a full run-down of which stats are affected by which nature, consult the table below.

It is not possible to change the Nature of a Pokémon which has already hatched. However, if you wish to influence the Nature of the next Pokémon egg you hatch, you may purchase Influence Power from the Pass Powers section of the shop for 15 Pass Orbs. Note, again, that it will only influence the Nature of the NEXT egg you hatch, and the Power will end after ten minutes if you do not hatch an egg in that time.

Similarly, you cannot influence the IVs of a Pokémon egg before it hatches. However, once a Pokémon has hatched, you can alter its IVs with the use of Vitamins, which are won through the Battle Subway or found rarely in the Back Room. Note that you cannot increase an IV to be greater than 31 and you may feed any Pokémon a maximum of 6 Vitamins total, though they may be in any combination. (4 increases in Speed and 2 increases in Defense, for instance, will max out the Vitamins you can give to a Pokémon.)

Nature Adamant Bashful Bold Brave Calm Careful Docile Gentle Hardy Hasty Impish Jolly Lax
Boosts ATK -- DEF ATK SDEF SDEF -- SDEF -- SPD DEF SPD DEF
Lowers SATK -- ATK SPD ATK SATK -- DEF -- DEF SATK SATK SDEF
Nature Lonely Mild Modest Naive Naughty Quiet Quirky Rash Relaxed Sassy Serious Timid
Boosts ATK SATK SATK SPD ATK SATK -- SATK DEF SDEF -- SPD
Lowers DEF DEF ATK SDEF SDEF SPD -- SDEF SPD SPD -- ATK

What rewards are there for battles?

Rewards from battles depend on whether it's an NPC battle or a PVP battle, as well as how many Pokémon each of the other player each player defeats.

Whether you win or lose the battle, both players have the ability to earn some points and EXP, though certain conditions may prevent the loser from doing so.

In PVP battles, you'll gain a certain number of points and EXP for each Pokémon you defeat. This means that if you don't defeat any, you won't gain any points or EXP. The winner will always gain more than the loser. For every "idle strike" you have, your rewards will also be reduced by 1/3 (read the next section, entitled "What happens if my opponent goes idle?" for more info).

In NPC battles, however, the amount of points and EXP you gain depends on which trainer you're facing. Some trainers will also reward you with an item for defeating them. If you lose, however, you won't earn any points.
Note that your Pokémon will never gain enough EXP to push them up to the next level bracket. This means that if you're entering in the level 26-50 bracket, for example, you'll never be able to level up beyond level 50.

What happens if my opponent goes idle?

For idling in battle that has already started (in other words, where both trainers have already chosen their Pokémon), there's a "three strikes and you're out" policy. If, when one player has already selected their action, a player takes over five minutes to make a move, an appropriate action will be automagically chosen for them, within a certain margin of error. On the third time this happens, however, they'll automagically lose the battle. For every "strike" you get, your rewards from the battle will also be reduced by one third (meaning, for losing a battle in this manner, you won't get any rewards).

There is no penalty for how long you take to select your Pokémon, or to respond to a challenge, however - if your opponent is taking too long, you're free to cancel an unstarted battle at almost any point.

Are there status, abilities, hold items, or battle items here?

There are Battle Tower Items that you may equip on your Pokémon, however there are no status effects, or abilities. Battle Tower Items can be acquired as prizes for winning certain NPC battles in the Battle Tower, as well as from certain Achievements, and can be equipped via the "Attacks & hold items" option in a Pokémon's options dropdown.

Is this connected with the Vs. Seeker at all?

No, the Vs. Seeker is a completely separate and independant feature. In the Vs. Seeker, Pokémon are placed in random, one-on-one battles. This section here is for live battles, akin to the canon RPG games'.

How do I report someone for having inappropriate messages?

You can see exactly who you're battling here, and underneath the team is a "submitted by: [user]" section. Click the user and report them directly from their profile.

Sending a screenshot along with the report is helpful, but not necessary! If it's too much of a hassle to make one and host it some where then stating the team's name is all that's needed. Of course if someone gets reported for something such as foul language then we'll probably check any and all teams that that user has made anyway.

If the reportable offense happens in the ending message, then there is no way to get the username from that point. Unless you remember who you were battling, then there's nothing that can be done unfortunately.

GPXPlus Mobile

What is GPX Mobile?

GPX Mobile is a version of GPXPlus optimized for modern smartphones and tablets. On it, you can do most things you can on the main site, but in a format designed for touch devices, and optimized for low-bandwidth connections.

How do I access it?

If you're on a mobile device, accessing the main site should automagically redirect you to it. Otherwise, you can navigate to m.gpxplus.net on your device.

What devices are supported?

Officially, we support Safari on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) running iOS 4+, as well as Android phones and tablets running Android 2.3+, however for the best experience, we recommend Safari on iOS 5 or Chrome for Android 4.0. Other devices and browsers may or may not function properly.

I keep getting redirected to the main site!

If this happens, there are a few potential causes. First, some Android phones have a setting called "desktop mode" or something similar - you should disable this, so that the site can properly recognize that you're on a mobile device. Otherwise, you could simply be on a device that we don't recognize - simply visit this page on your mobile device, and then post what it says for the user agent here, and we'll be sure to rectify it for you!

GPXPlus Notifier

What is GPXPlus Notifier?

GPXPlus Notifier is an extension for Google Chrome and Apple Safari that allows you to receive notifications for when your eggs are ready to hatch, your Vs. Seeker battles are completed, and other actions on the site.

The Chrome version can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store, here.
The Safari version can be downloaded directly from GPXPlus, here.

How does it work?

Once you've installed it, there isn't really much else you need to do to use it - so long as you're signed in on GPXPlus, and you have Chrome/Safari running, it'll work automagically. You may access the options (click the icon and click options) to change a few settings as well, if you like, such as when to give you notifications, and which notifications you'd like to not receive.

Note that the notifications from both the Chrome and Safari versions will display overtop of any windows you may have open, regardless of whether the browser is in the foreground or not.

What about other web browsers?

At the time of writing, Chrome and Safari are the only browsers we support. We may bring the extension to Firefox at some point, but that's only a possibility.

Site-Wide Shiny Hunt

What is a site-wide shiny hunt?

Site-wide shiny hunts are site-wide events (as in, anyone is allowed to participate, providing they meet the requirements) in which your goal is to hatch a lot of one specific Pokemon egg in order to obtain a shiny. Users who manage to hatch a shiny during the period in which the event runs will be rewarded a prize the the end of it, which historically have generally been newly-released Novelty Pokemon, or Legendary Vouchers; users who fail to do so will obtain a consolation prize based off of how many eggs they've hatched.

Why aren't my eggs counting?!

Because you didn't read this help page before signing up, as suggested by the announcement, or ignored the part that says "Eggs (and shinies) obtained before sign-ups close will not count towards the contest."

How are Pokémon selected?

Pokémon are selected for Site-Wide Shiny Hunts in one of two ways. On some occasions, the Administrator will choose the Pokémon for the hunt themselves. On other occasions, users will be able to vote for the Pokémon. While the voting method has changed over time, the current method requires you to have registered prior to the start of the voting process, and have validated your account and become a full member, as well as purchased a Shine Recorder. To become a member, you must either make ten posts in forums that contribute to post count on the GTS+ forums, or you must unlock all the Newbie-level achievements - Hatcher, Breeder, Clicker, Trainer and Feeder - from the first achievement set.

In the Shine Recorder, you'll be able to vote for up to three Pokémon that are breedable, not Novelty or Very Rare (Legendary), and have not been hunted in the past. You'll be able to change your vote as many times as you like prior to the end of the voting period, and once the voting period is over, the top three Pokémon will be chosen for the hunt. Note that the vote totals will not be revealed until after the voting period ends.

How do I participate?

First, to sign up, you need to have three things: a Shine Recorder, which is an Account Upgrade you can purchase from the shop, the Egg Dex entry for the egg you will be hatching, and the Pokédex entry for the Pokémon as well (in other words, you'll need to, prior to being able to sign up, obtain and hatch the Pokémon for which you will be hunting), which is no different than the requirements to sign up for an ordinary Shiny Hunt. Note that there is a bonus slot in the Shine Recorder dedicated to site-wide Shiny Hunts, so you won't need to have an empty slot to sign up.

Once you meet the requirements, go to your Pokétch and in the Shine Recorder tab, sign up for one of the Pokémon offered for the Shiny Hunt. If you have a normal hunt active for the Pokemon you'd like to hunt, you'll need to cancel that first (though you'll be able to immediately start a hunt for the site-wide hunt, bypassing the normal waiting time).

After you've signed up, you must wait until the sign up period has ended and the contest has officially started before you begin to obtain and hatch eggs. Eggs (and shinies) obtained before sign-ups close will not count towards the contest. There will be an icon on the notification area that will inform you when you may begin to hatch eggs.

Note that you may sign up after the sign-up period has ended as well (while the actual hunt is running). You may also complete additional hunts towards this month's site-wide Shiny Hunt, however you will not receive additional prizes for subsequent shinies hatched.

When do Site-Wide Shiny Hunts happen?

Generally, we will try to run one every other month, at the end of the month. Other events and holidays may interfere, however. More specific date-related information will be specified in threads related to specific hunts.

Will there be extra eggs available during the contest?

Yes. Couples in which one of the parents is the contest Pokemon in the Daycare will breed more frequently, and produce more eggs during the contest. Note that these extra eggs will NOT count towards your "Eggs Bred" stat. Users participating in the contest will also, provided they have Shelter grabs remaining, take the contest Pokemon from the Shelter without using one of their daily grabs. Extra eggs will also spawn in the Lab throughout the duration of the event.

Are there multipliers during the contest?

Yes. Every Friday, Saturday or Sunday while the contest is running will be given a randomly-determined multiplier.

What happens if I accidentally release my shiny?

You will be unable to have it returned to you, unfortunately, however you'll still be eligible for your prize.

What happens if I cancel my hunt?

If you cancel your competition shiny hunt, you'll be ineligible for a prize. Incomplete hunts will only reward a prize if they are still in progress at the time that the contest ends.

If you hatch a shiny, then start another hunt, cancelling this subsequent hunt won't affect your prize, however.

Cancelling a site-wide shiny hunt will prevent you from hunting ANY of the hunt Pokémon for one week, just like a regular shiny hunt. Therefore, if you pick the "wrong" Pokémon from the selection, you'll either have to complete the hunt or deal with the penalty before signing up again for the one you wanted to hunt.

What happens if I don't complete my hunt in time?

It'll be ended when the contest ends, and you'll receive a consolation prize based on how many eggs you hatched. If you wish, you can have your hunt carried over as a normal hunt, although you won't receive a prize for completing it after the contest ends. If your Shine Recorder is full and you choose this option, it will still be converted into a regular hunt, and you'll simply have to complete two hunts before you may start another one.

Where can I view past results?

Consult this page.

What are the prizes?

In the past, new Novelty Pokémon or Legendary Pokémon have been distributed to the winners. Starting with September 2011's hunt, prizes will be distributed through the new Prize Shop. Winners will still receive a special prize item, but they'll also get 45 prize points to spend as they see fit in the Prize Shop. Users who do not complete the hunt will receive one Prize Point per 15 eggs hatched, to a maximum of 30 points (at 450 eggs hatched).

How do Affinities affect the hunt?

Starting with the July 2012 hunt, an additional bonus is given to all qualifying participants of the Affinity that hatches the most shinies. All participants of the winning Affinity who either hatch a shiny, or hatch more than 50 eggs will receive 15 Prize Points, in addition to any other rewards, at the end of the hunt.

Do I get extra prizes for completing additional hunts?

While you're free to do additional hunts during a Site-Wide Shiny Hunt after completing your first, and enjoy the benefits of the additional eggs that are available and what not, you don't get any additional prizes for hatching additional shinies.

Poké Hunt

What is a Poké Hunt?

Poké Hunts are a site-wide event that occur every week, from reset (11:55 PM server time) Monday night to reset (11:55 PM server time) Thursday night. Each week, there will be a randomly-selected type of Pokémon for that hunt. During the hunt, you may submit a Pokémon of that type, and at the end of the hunt, the entrants are graded and ranked according to different criteria.

How do I enter a Pokémon?

To enter a Pokémon, you simply choose to move it to "Poké Hunt Entry" from its Options drop-down. The Pokémon can be any level or species, so long as one of its two types are the hunt's type. You cannot, however, enter Legendary (Very Rare) or Novelty Pokémon. It must have also been hatched by you, and it must be entered within 24 hours of hatching.

What criteria are Pokémon judged on?

There are a number of criteria on which Pokémon are judged. They include:

  • How rare the Pokémon is

  • If the Pokémon is fully-evolved or not

  • The total IVs of the Pokémon

  • If the Pokémon is shiny or not


There are also a few other minor things, but we'll leave those to you to figure out!

What are the prizes?

You'll be awarded a number of prize points based off of your ranking in the hunt. For rank 1, you get 12; for rank 2, you get 6; for rank 3, you get 3, for no rank, you get 1.

As of March 20th, 2015, ranking 1, 2, or 3 will also grant you a Giftbox until you earn all five.

After you've earned all five, you will be awarded a Shard for placing rank 1 in subsequent weeks. The Shard will be dependent on the Poké Hunt's type, rather than your Pokémon's primary type. See here for more information on Shards.

Receiving a Shard from the Poké Hunt does not count against your one-per-day Shard limit.

What if I want to change my entry?

You may do so as many times as you like! By paying a 200-point fee, you can withdraw your entry and enter something else.

Why can't I enter my Pokémon?

More often than not, it is because you've taken too long to enter it - Pokémon must be entered 24 hours or less after being hatched. Pokémon must also have been obtained after the start of the Poké Hunt - that is to say, after 11:55 PM Monday night.

Scavenger Hunt

What is a Scavenger Hunt?

Scavenger Hunts are task-oriented site-wide events that occur every other month, when there is no Site-Wide Shiny Hunt, starting on the 15th of the month and running till the end. Every day of the hunt, there'll be a task you can complete; at the end of the month, for each task you complete, you'll receive a number of prize points.

How do I participate?

You don't need to do anything special to participate - if you wish to complete the day's task, simply do so, and when you've met the requirements, return to the main index (or the Scavenger Hunt page) to finish the task. You do not need to complete every single task to get a prize; you must simply complete any one task (though you get a greater prize the more tasks you complete).

How many prize points can I earn?

This depends on how many tasks you complete. If you complete 1-5 tasks, you'll receive 3 points per task completed; for 6-10, you'll receive 4 points per task completed; for 11 or more, you'll receive 5 points per task completed.

Are there any special rules I should be aware of?

There are a few things to keep in mind when you're participating in a Scavenger Hunt.

  • You may only complete any given task on the day of the task.

  • For tasks requiring a Pokémon, you must obtain that Pokémon as an egg on the day of the task. Using a Pokémon you owned before the day of the task, or obtaining a hatched Pokémon from the Safari Zone will not count.

  • For tasks requiring a Trinket, the Trinket must also be obtained on the day of the task, from Poké Chests - you may not obtain one from the Market or be gifted one.

The Scavenger Hunt task is impossible! What do I do?

Due to the random selection process used to generate a Scavenger Hunt task, the task will occasionally ask for impossible results (such as a pink Dragon type). If this occurs, the task will be changed to something that can be completed once an admin notices, which is usually shortly after reset. If it has not been changed and it's a considerable amount of time after reset, there's usually at least one valid option; remember to use the filters in the Pokédex to help you find the right Pokémon!

Other Events

What other events happen on GPXPlus?

There are two other event types that have happened a few times in the past - Pokémon Exchanges and Contests. They only happen every so often, on no specific schedule.

What's a Pokémon Exchange?

Pokémon Exchanges are a special site event type that only occur on special occasions. They're also the only official way to trade Pokémon on GPXPlus, although the Pokémon or even users involved are not necessarily known beforehand.

How do Exchanges work?

The rules have varied slightly from exchange-to-exchange, but all the past ones have generally functioned the same way. There will be a period of a few days during which you may enter a Pokémon into the Exchange. When submitted, it cannot be withdrawn, and it is reverted to its basic form, to level 1, and back to an egg. Once you submit a Pokémon, you'll also be limited to five Pokémon in your Party until the Exchange is over.

At the end of the Exchange, when it actually takes place, you'll be given a randomly-selected Pokémon of the ones that were submitted. The Exchange will attempt to give you an egg you haven't already owned, however this isn't possible for everyone. Generally speaking, the users with the highest activity score the day before the exchange will be given Pokémon before other users.

The Pokémon you receive will be of the same rarity as the base form of the one that you submit - that is to say, if you submit a Novelty, you'll receive a Novelty, if you submit a Rare, you'll receive a Rare, and so on. Legendary (Very Rare) are separated in to two categories; one for summonable Legendary Pokémon and Manaphy, since they're more common, and one for all the others. Furthermore, if you enter a shiny Pokémon, the Pokémon you receive will also be shiny.

Note that when you submit a Pokémon, you must either submit it from your Party, or you must have an open slot in your Party. The egg you receive back from the Exchange is not eligible for Shiny Hunts. It will, however, hatch with an appropriate Shard if you have not already hatched a shiny that day and all other shard criteria are met.

What are contests?

A few times in the past, we have had different types of contests on the site as well. There are spriting as well as dress-up contests, in which users may submit one of their own creations; the entries are then split in to divisions, and users can vote for whichever entry they want, with the top few submissions ultimately winning prizes at the end of the voting process.

These contests don't occur regularly and are announced in advance.

What are coins?

During December 8th-16th of 2012, we held a Hanukkah event in which users could hatch Fire-types in order to earn Coins, a separate site currency for use in a small "game" wherein users could spin a dreidel to earn more Coins. Because this event ran concurrently with that month's Scavenger Hunt, users could also obtain a one-time prize of 20 Coins each day for completing said hunts.

Coins did not carry over between days for use in the dreidel, but their totals were added up each day to determine what prizes were given out at the end of Hanukkah. Users who collected less than 100 Coins total earned 50 points per Coin collected. Users who earned 100 Coins total or more earned 1 Prize Point per 100 Coins. Any user who collected at least 250 Coins total also received, in addition to the Prize Points, a Dreidel (a Special Evolutionary Item) to be used on Litwick.

Users cannot obtain Coins outside of the Hanukkah event.

I got an Event egg in my party. Where did it come from?

Check here for more information.

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