Poke Worry? Be Happy!
By seaempty. Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:21:03 PM
I came accross this tale on the Weebl's Stuff forums. CoX (or Joshua) had a plan to evolve his Pokémon. He worked out that for every 256 steps you walk with a Pokémon in your party, it gains 1 happiness point. This means that to reach the maximum value of 250 points, he would need to walk around 64,000 steps. That would take an age (and a lot of effort).
CoX found that there is a certain spot in the game (located in the Fuego Ironworks) that allowed him to use the moving floor tiles to automatically walk 13 steps every 6 seconds.
13 x 10 = 130 steps every minute
130 x 60 = 7800 steps every hour
7800 x 11 = 85800 steps overnight
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and so CoX desgined the Claws of Ingenuity™. A simple, yet effective device that allows CoX to sleep peacefully, safe in the knowledge that his Pokes were getting happier every minute. Did it work? Of course it did. CoX now has an Espeon, Lucario, Togetic, Umbreon, and Crobat. I salute you for your feat of engineering! Read more for some more pics of the Claws in action.