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I have a question about how to do something on the forum.
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Check the Forum FAQ before asking your question.

When do eggs hatch?
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Regular eggs that you adopt from Professor Birch or the Daycare will hatch between 5000-10,000 steps. Special monthly eggs will all hatch on a specific date, regardless of their level.

What are Monthly Eggs?
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Monthly Eggs are available on special occassions. We plan to release them on a regular basis. You can adopt these on the Adopt Page. You can only adopt one in a few hours, but you can adopt as many as you want. They will all hatch on a specific day. Leveling will increase your chance of them being special. Monthlies cannot be traded in their egg status and cannot be donated to the Trading Point.

I put money in the Daycare and I haven't gotten an egg. What's wrong?
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The Daycare works differently from the games and you will not always get an egg very quickly. Money is taken every hour on the hour and you have a chance at getting an egg every time money is taken. Sometimes you will get it in an hour, sometimes it will take a week. The best way to get eggs is to always have a constant supply of money in the Daycare and check back every hour so you can take an egg if one does appear.

How do I increase the number of steps that an egg has?
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Click them, or have people click them for you.

How do I get a lot of money fast?
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Clicking your own and other peoples virtuadopts is the most consistent way to get money. You will normally gain between $1-$4 with each click, and on Tuesdays you can gain $1-$8. There is a slight chance to win $1,000 from the slot machine every time you level something up as well.

When do my Pokémon evolve?
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If it evolves by level, it is random, just keep leveling them. It will be somewhere between 50 and 200.
If it is a Pokémon that requires a stone, you need to buy that stone and use it, and if it is a Pokémon that required trading, you need to trade it. Some Pokémon require equipping of a special item, and then trading.
There's more on that here

I had a Pokémon registered in my Pokédex and now it is gone. Why?
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In Virtuadopt, your Pokédex only shows what Virtuadopts you currently own, not anything you used to own as in the games.

What is an everstone?
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An everstone is a special item that prevents a Pokémon from evolving when it is attached. People do this to their Pokémon in order to complete their Pokédex.

I adopted an adoptable before I joined the site and want to add it.
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Unless you saved the VC and ID numbers, you cannot add them to your account.
If you did, go here and add them.

What is this "Add" function in the Pokémon Center?
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Unless you saved the VC and ID numbers, you cannot add them to your account.
If you adopt Virtuadopts before making an account, you may add them later. It can also be used to add adoptables from your friends instead of trading. However, we advise against doing this, as there is no protection against cheaters. Any lost adoptables will not be replaced.

How do I add more boxes for my adoptables?
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In order to add more boxes, visit the Pokémon Center and hit "Access the Control Panel." Here you will be able to create new boxes, edit the box names, and re-order the boxes.

Can I transfer my old (pre-April 2009) Virtuadopt adoptables to here?
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Nope. There are certain complications that prevent it.
A. Differences between old system/new system (database-wise).
B. Changing image rendering function, which makes old image-paths incompatible - so old links would not work;
C. Over 60 thousands of adoptables in earlier version, and only a small percent still had their codes written.
D. People abused bugs in the old system, which allowed people to have adoptables at incredibly high levels.

Can I post my adoptables on other sites?
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Yes, and we encourage it! As long as the website you are trying to post to allows adoptables to be posted, that is. However, the only external Click Exchange currently allowed is Yarolds, due to complications with other people using automated clickers. You can also use Virtuadopt’s own on-site click exchange.

How do I use Virtuadopt’s Click Exchange (CE)?
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You gain credits in the CE by clicking adoptables that are listed for you. For every adoptable you click, you will earn one credit. Click the button that says “Edit your earned credits” in the main page of the CE (where an adoptable is displayed with questions) to use the credits. You can then add credits to your adoptables. Adoptables will only get clicked in the CE when they have credits, and each time it gets clicked the amount of credits added to that adoptable decreases by 1, until there are no more credits left. Virtuadopts with more credits will also be more likely to appear in the CE for other users, so there are lots of advantages to putting a lot of credits on your adoptables. You can also remove credits from adoptables after you are done so you can put them on a new adoptable, making it so you won’t waste credits if you are trying to hatch an egg, for example.

How do I post my Virtuadopt on another website?
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Click on the Pokémon in your PC you want to put somewhere and copy the code that looks like this
Make sure you are following all of the other site’s rules before you post your adoptable!

How do I put my adoptables at the bottom of my post like other users?
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Click on the adoptable you want to add to your signature and copy and paste the Virtuadopt code.
Then, on the forum, go to User Control Panel > Profile > Edit Signature
Finally, just copy and paste the code into the box and hit submit.

Someone is asking for my Virtuadopts in exchange for money/a currency on another website/anything not on Virtuadopt. Can I trade them?
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No, you may not trade Virtuadopts for anything other than things on the Virtuadopt website. If someone asks you to do so, please report them as it is not allowed at all and most people who do this tend to do it over and over again.

I want a Virtuadopt but the person who owns it hasn’t said it is up for trade. Can I still offer them something for it?
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No, unless someone explicitly says something is up for trade, you may not ask them to trade it. Again, if anyone asks you for a Virtuadopt you have not said is up for trade, please report them, as many new users get scammed out of shinies and stuff by unscrupulous veterans asking them to trade it.

I missed my VA birthday promo. Can I get one again?
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Unfortunately, once the claim period for getting your birthday promo is up, you cannot get one again until next year. You have a whole week after your VA account’s birthday(registration date) to claim your birthday promo so be sure to log on sometime during that week!

How can I get the password to Team Rocket's Hideout?
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Every time you click a Virtuadopt, you see the slot machine at the bottom. Every so often, you have a chance to win additional money, additional mart items, and even those passwords, which you may exchange to special promotionals at Team Rocket's Hideout.

I clicked like a billion adopts today. How come I haven't received a promo!?
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The exact chances of receiving a promo from the slot is a secret, but it is very low.

Why is Pokémon X/the special form of Y not available yet?
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Patience is a virtue. We are working on adding the rest of the special forms.

Will there be gender differences?
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Currently we are not planning on adding any gender differences other than the ones already present.

I really want a special Pokémon but it’s listed as no longer available. How do I get it?
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If you can no longer obtain a Pokémon you must trade with someone who has one to get it, unless it is not tradeable, in which case you must wait for it to become tradeable.

Why are some Virtuadopts banned from the GTS?
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Adoptables that are banned are usually banned to discourage people from making multiple accounts to trade multiple copies of that adoptable to their main account. Starters from the Starter Corner will never be made tradeable, but freebies given out for special events will most likely become tradeable with time, sometimes over a year later.

How does the Raffle work?
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Every three hours (except potentially during special events, where the time period may be longer or shorter), you can win a special Promo which is chosen randomly. To enter the raffle, you need to buy at least one ticket. The more tickets you have, the higher is your chance to win, but it's no guarantee. One ticket costs $50. The winner will receive a Private message with a code and is listed in the raffle winner list as soon as the raffle ends. If you win the raffle, you cannot enter again until your name is bumped off the last 10 winners list by more people winning.

What is the Trading Point?
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You can donate Pokémon here and adopt previously donated Pokémon. Each Virtuadopt you donate is worth one VP. The offered Pokémon costs 2 VP and is changed every two minutes, except during special events, when there are one or more set special adoptables (usually for many more VP) that do not change until the event is over.

What is Hangman?
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To play, you need to guess letters until you figure out the word. If you guess too many letters without getting the word, you will lose. If you win, you can sometimes get an adoptable that was donated into the Trade Point, but even if you win there is no guarantee you will get one.

What is a Custom Adoptable?
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Custom Adoptables are special Virtuadopts that belong to the staff members. They are distinguished by the crown-shaped "Custom" medal on them. Only they own the adoptable, and no one else on VA has the same one. There are currently no plans to allow regular members to have custom adoptables. Here is a list of all the current customs and who they belong to:
[493845] [493842] [493844]
Chaosninja Ellie Shadow

[495637] [493841] [493843]
stream Nautilus Ukesora

[493839] [2674326] [2674029]
yankeesrule3526 Siegj SpoonyBard

[2674047] [2674128]
sethless Liirah
There are also some fake custom adoptables out there that other users have displayed in their signature, but these are not part of the Virtuadopt database and are not real custom adoptables. The ONLY official custom adoptables are those listed above.