Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s first week of release has been plagued with bugs, glitches, and performance issues–some frustrating, some fun, and others proving useful to creative players. Two new exploits have been discovered that maximize a player’s chance of encountering shiny Pokemon–one that allows you to duplicate a shiny spawn, another that increases the chances of a shiny spawning.
The first, as picked up by Video Games Chronicle, was discovered by YouTuber Austin John Plays, and allows players to capture the same shiny Pokemon multiple times when performed correctly. To work, it has to be in an area near an open town, or another area that doesn’t require a loading screen to enter.
If players find and catch a shiny, or another Pokemon they want to duplicate, in an area matching this description, they can then walk towards the town, and at the point where the town’s name comes up on screen, save and restart the game. When they load back in, the Pokemon they caught will still be in storage, but the wild version of it will have loaded back in the area where it was first encountered, able to be caught again.
This exploit can be viewed in action in Austin John’s video above, though unfortunately it does require finding a shiny Pokemon spawned in a very specific location. If another group of Pokemon spawn between the shiny and the town, this method won’t work. It’s also likely to be patched at some point, so try it now while you still can.
The other exploit unearthed this week was found by YouTuber PhillyBeatzU, as picked up by Kotaku, and essentially involves spawning in a huge number of Pokemon to increase the chances of finding a shiny one.
Named the “Shiny Picnic Reset Method” by PhillyBeatzU, the exploit makes use of Pokemon Violet and Scarlet’s picnic table. To use this method, players have to travel to a Pokemon outbreak, which will be marked on the map with a blinking red icon.
PhillyBeatzU says to make sure to have a Pokemon that knows False Swipe first, to make sure you can easily catch any shinies encountered. Then, go to an outbreak and start battling the Pokemon there. After 60 Pokemon are defeated, your shiny rate will increase to 1 out of 1365, PhillyBeatzU claims.
Pulling out the picnic table will cause outbreak Pokemon to despawn, only to respawn again when it’s packed away. PhillyBeatzU uses this quirk to repeatedly reset the outbreak, making use of the higher shiny rate to increase the chance that a shiny Pokemon will spawn. In the demo video, he encounters a shiny Drifblim after 15 resets.
Again, it’s possible that this exploit will be patched out if it makes it too simple to farm shiny Pokemon, but for now it’s time for a Shiny Picnic.
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WhatsApp starts rolling out Message Yourself feature – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
WhatsApp is now rolling out its Message Yourself feature for users on iOS and Android. The feature was initially part of a beta trial that is now being made available to everyone.
Message Yourself is a feature that lets you, in a sense, message yourself. It’s a chat that is only visible and accessible to you and you can post there as you would in any other chat. This can be used to write important notes to yourself, saving web links, or uploading documents and voice notes.
This feature has been available on other platforms, notably Telegram, which has had it since launch. WhatsApp only publicly started testing this feature back in October. Some users have managed to work around its absence in the past by creating a group and then removing other members to essentially create a private chat for yourself.
The feature was unavailable for testing at the time of writing but should be available over the coming weeks.
Samsung Cyber Monday Deals: Save Hundreds On Phones, Tablets, TVs And More Electronics – Forbes
The best Samsung Cyber Monday deals are delivering some of the steepest discounts on its electronics we’ve seen all year long, especially if you have an item to trade in. Whether you’re shopping for a new smartphone or a cutting-edge smart TV, it’s important to buy from reliable brands you know and trust. (After all, ‘tis the season to get the best bang for your buck.) Samsung delivers with top-notch electronics and an excellent, almost too-good-to-be-true Cyber Monday Sale that’s going on right now.
Thanks to Samsung’s Cyber Monday deals, you can score some of its best electronics for way less than the sticker price. That includes up to $1,000 off Samsung’s artful The Frame television and $350 off its Galaxy Z Fold4 smartphone. To help streamline your search, we’ve put together the best Samsung Cyber Monday deals available right now.
After you’re finished perusing this list, you may want to check out the top Cyber Monday deals across all categories, the best TV deals, Cyber Monday appliance deals or these Cyber Monday soundbar sales.
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Head over to Samsung’s website to discover dozens of additional deals on TVs, smartphones, kitchen appliances, washing machines, internal SSD storage and laptop computers. Many of these deals are only being offered for a short time or limited inventory is available, so don’t wait. And don’t forget: If you’re an educator, first responder, veteran, or active military, you automatically quality for the Samsung Offer Program which entitles you to additional savings (up to 30%) on your online purchases from the Samsung website.
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Flexispot EG1 electric standing desk is nearly 50% off for Cyber Monday 2022
Doctors have long touted the benefits of working at a standing desk compared to sitting all day. But most workers find that some work is more comfortable to do while sitting, while other work is more appropriate for standing. Sit/stand desks, like the Flexispot EG1, provide the best of both worlds, allowing you to electronically adjust the height of the desk at the touch of a button.
When I got my standing desk, I discovered another major benefit. I use it for product photography and because I can adjust the desk height, it makes it easy for me to shoot at just the right angle. It’s been a huge time-saver.
The desk I’m spotlighting today has a 24×40 in desk area. You can drop it down to as low as 28.6 inches from the ground and raise it up to 48.2 inches — or about shoulder height. The motorized lift system supports up to 132 pounds, which is more than enough for a keyboard, monitor, mouse, and even most tower PCs.
You do have to build the Flexispot EG1 yourself, but it goes together quickly and easily, and requires no special tools.
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