Tango wrote: ↑November 18th, 2022, 6:46 pm
Once you start adding limitations to the number of times it can be used on a single adopt, as in the example from Syiren above, you run into the same problem as described earlier in the thread with traded adopts. What if that Kadabra you just traded for & didn't have the everstone on had already previously gone through the de-evolution process from its previous owner? Now you're stuck in the exact same way as if the item had never existed.
I don't know how the programming works on this site, compared to other collecting/raising critter games, but if anything in the coding connecting actions to a specific person then it might be possible for the game to remember who did what and not let another to use it.
If Red trainer trades Blue trainer a pokemon, and it evolves, but Red had already used that once before on it because Red trainer got pokemon originally from Green trainer and it evolved for Red who used the spray, Blue could still use the spray on it once because Blue hasn't used it on the pokemon yet.
I play on antoher site called Dragon cave, where you raise dragons from eggs all the way into adults. The mechanics between the two are different, but you can use actions on the growing hatchlings and eggs and those actions are abilities that certain dragon species have. (like items, but they're dragon powers) A pink dragon can help you "influence" what gender you want your dragon to be, or a red dragon can "incubate" an egg to let it hatch a day sooner.
The reason I mention Dragon Cave is because of how the abilities work there. Normally the person can only use a Red dragon's ability on an egg once. Unless they trade it, in which case the ability resets and allows the next person who gets the egg a chance to use a Red dragon's ability if they want to. Same with a Pink dragon. If the original owner wants their Thunder egg to be male and then they trade it, the effect on the egg is reset and the new owner can make it female if they want.
It's true that both VA and DC are very different, and I'm not even sure how the programming/coding works for either one, so I have no idea if it's even possible, but it's just a suggestion that I've seen work in other places.
If the spray ends up being a thing, then that's awesome, but if not, then that's okay too. As long as it's balanced enough to where it's helpful for those who need it, and fair enough to ensure it's not abused then I'm all for it.