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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 02-18-2000, 09:16 PM:
 
Just curious...how did you find Azure Heights?

I've recently visited a couple web forums I'd never seen before and it was amazing how much some people didn't know.

After reading alt.games.nintendo.pokemon for a while, it seemed like most everyone had the basics down, but there's a whole world out there that still believes in old wives tales like "catch a Pokemon as early as possible" and "waiting to evolve your Pokemon later will make it stronger".

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Posted by Windex (Member # 9) on 02-18-2000, 11:36 PM:
 
It seems I'm the first to answer! Anyhow, I found Azure Heights through a link from GreyCloak's skill/statfinder. I came, thought it was pretty cool, and well, here I am today.

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Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 02-19-2000, 11:21 AM:
 
Actually, I did a search on some obscure search engine for some Pokémon related subject, and your name was up at the top (along with some stuff like 'Bob's Pokaman Page!!!')

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Posted by Ancient Egyptian Cat-Gonk (Member # 14) on 02-20-2000, 05:32 AM:
 
Heh, I kinda work here...

Two other boards worth checking out are Project Metronome and Pokechat (http://www3.bravenet.com/forum/show.asp?usernum=1576662377). The latter is currently being given the once-over by yours truly, some still believe that non-damage moves are "stupid ^_^...Pointless, rather."

Heh, we should get an AH AIM league started up.

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Posted by Jedah (Member # 20) on 02-20-2000, 05:38 PM:
 
Many people in the AOL chat AGNP talk about this place. I found it via Greycloaks page.

Nice work, BTW.
 


Posted by Venus on 02-20-2000, 06:18 PM:
 
Why, hello, CatGonk. FYI, I said having three defensive moves and only one offensive is stupid.
 
Posted by MewtwoSama (Member # 12) on 02-20-2000, 06:45 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Venus:
Why, hello, CatGonk. FYI, I said having three defensive moves and only one offensive is stupid.

I must be a stupid trainer then. I dont remember how I found out about Azure. Probably thru AGNP.

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Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 02-20-2000, 09:18 PM:
 
Are you kidding? Three defensive, maybe; but three non-damage dealing techniques will work fabulously if you play them right.

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Posted by PikachuThunder (Member # 22) on 02-20-2000, 09:34 PM:
 
Well, I've known about Azure Heights... somehow. I forget.

As far as the forums go, though, Cat-Gonk announced you had them in my forum, so I decided to check them out.

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Posted by Rysto (Member # 24) on 02-20-2000, 09:38 PM:
 
I found you guys through No BS, which for those of you who don't know, is a message board that was created during the Pikablu Crisis. It is run by PiccoloNamek and Dartarus, and they have pretty much banned the word Mew.

B.T.W. There's no difference about when you evolve your Poke, but it'll learn attacks faster.
 


Posted by Moltres23 (Member # 26) on 02-21-2000, 01:49 AM:
 
I see Catgonk's post and hop on over!

I love invading Forums with my utterly strange strategies and incredibly odd, yet often true, theories.

Have fun with me here!

Muhahahaa~!!
 


Posted by Mu (Member # 28) on 02-21-2000, 08:42 AM:
 
I've known about AH as long as I can remember.
I've never managed to weasel my way into membership unfortunately though....

Wonderful place, however much people say the info is wrong.

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 02-21-2000, 11:46 AM:
 
Thanks for all the response, guys, it's been interesting!

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Posted by Ayreon (Member # 36) on 02-21-2000, 10:37 PM:
 
I found the place while reading AGNP. Cat Gonk seemed to be happy about being a moderator.

~BC

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Posted by Marcus Majarra (Member # 56) on 02-25-2000, 01:15 AM:
 
I saw the link on GreyCloak's S/SF (along with a link to my database), but I checked it out only recently, as I started to do some research of my own. My main web-residence is RPGamer, though, and most of my work I contribute there.

But this place looks good to me, with people as ego'ed and eccentric as myself, and perhaps my research will advance as I continue to discuss these matters with your research "guru", Mr. Martin.

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Posted by Stephen (Member # 58) on 02-25-2000, 09:44 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Egyptian Cat-Gonk:
Heh, I kinda work here...

Two other boards worth checking out are Project Metronome and Pokechat (http://www3.bravenet.com/forum/show.asp?usernum=1576662377). The latter is currently being given the once-over by yours truly


I'm a regular at Pokechat, and found Azure Heights by following a link posted by Cat-Gonk. I've been lurking here for a few days.

-Stephen

 


Posted by Enter Your Name Here (Member # 57) on 02-25-2000, 10:55 AM:
 
I found it by AGNP. Where else? ^_^

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Posted by Amoe (Member # 63) on 02-26-2000, 02:58 PM:
 
Hmmm, I wonder.

Who can guess?

Ten Pilchard points for whoever can. :E

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Posted by Jedi Master Pi Ka Chu (Member # 83) on 03-01-2000, 05:00 PM:
 
I followed a link from someone on the UPNetwork BBS, and I've gone crazy over this site ever since.

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Posted by GolemKong (Member # 16) on 03-01-2000, 06:39 PM:
 
I don't know............
 
Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 03-01-2000, 11:36 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GolemKong:
I don't know............

Well then, that Hypno we employed to psychically spread the word seems to be earning his dough.

Certainly better than friggin' google.com...

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Posted by Gandalf (Member # 77) on 03-02-2000, 03:34 PM:
 
Someone on the RPGamer board posted a link to a section of this site I was working on...I
came here because I'm working on developing a battle simulator for pokemon, and this site has much useful info...

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Posted by CooMoN69 (Member # 105) on 03-08-2000, 07:27 PM:
 
I got the site at gamefaqs. Please don't flame anyone there or me. Someone told me you guys have somewhat bad attitudes to people from gamefaqs, but I am not sure.

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 03-09-2000, 06:44 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by CooMoN69:
I got the site at gamefaqs. Please don't flame anyone there or me. Someone told me you guys have somewhat bad attitudes to people from gamefaqs, but I am not sure.

Hmmm...no, I have no opinion whatsoever about gamefaqs, except that I happily let someone writing a FAQ use our data.

I dunno where the bad blood (if it exists at all) is coming from, but I hope you feel welcome here.

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Semper Absurda
 


Posted by Blastoiseu (Member # 100) on 03-10-2000, 06:55 PM:
 
They talked about this site in the upn fourms

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Posted by cono (Member # 122) on 03-12-2000, 02:06 PM:
 
I heard about it at Gamefaqs.

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Posted by Wizzymoto (Member # 60) on 03-12-2000, 05:25 PM:
 
I heard about this site through the NO-BS pokemon board.

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Posted by Takeshi (Member # 125) on 03-13-2000, 06:29 PM:
 
Got it through a link from the UPN Forums. (thanks for the link FlyingPidgeot!)

any questions?
-Takeshi

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Posted by Kirby1024 (Member # 98) on 03-19-2000, 05:14 AM:
 
I found this place while looking through AGNP. Mind you, it took a while for me to use it regularly like I do now...

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Posted by P-Chan (Member # 168) on 03-24-2000, 08:06 AM:
 
I came from the pokegym......

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Posted by AznExplosN (Member # 45) on 03-24-2000, 01:19 PM:
 
Man.... I've used this site for as long as I can remember, since it's birth. Way back in the day, when Moof posted "Want Ads" for people to join. That was soooo long ago... I didn't have the balls to join cuz I didn't know how to do all that research stuff. But hey! You guys are doing a great job here, and my name is actually listed in the contributors section! Woo Hoo!

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Posted by squirtle master (Member # 172) on 03-25-2000, 08:08 AM:
 
Well...I saw a link to Azure Heights in Mr. K's sig at the pokegym mb...
 
Posted by gyanite (Member # 182) on 03-29-2000, 01:49 PM:
 
I found a link to this site on a sig on Deja.com. I don't remember who was the posted the message but the message for the link read something like "a pokemon forum beond compare". whoever this was thank you very much this is just the find of Pokemon site and Forum i have benn looking for. My complment to the Azure Heights Founders for createing a great Advanced Pokemon Stragey site!

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Posted by White Cat (Member # 42) on 03-30-2000, 12:21 AM:
 
I'd known about the old Azure page on Geocities for a long time. I didn't find this one until about a month ago, because I wasn't reading AGNP anymore and the old page didn't link to it. I only found it because I happened to notice it in someone's .sig when I was doing a search on Deja.
 
Posted by Wave Form on 03-30-2000, 06:40 AM:
 
I found it while reading AGNP.

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Posted by Volrath50 (Member # 171) on 03-30-2000, 12:15 PM:
 
I was stuck with the Old Azure for a long while.... Than sombody on Meowth346's message board suggested this place for me...

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Posted by MISTABEO (Member # 153) on 03-31-2000, 03:12 PM:
 
I found out about AH after getting spanked by a Nintendo Rep. with a Grep at the Stadium Tour in Ohio. by the way what's AGNP everyone seems to know but me

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Posted by Agent 0007 (Member # 179) on 04-01-2000, 07:08 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MISTABEO:
I found out about AH after getting spanked by a Nintendo Rep. with a Grep at the Stadium Tour in Ohio. by the way what's AGNP everyone seems to know but me


You went to the tour in Ohio? So did I.

BTW, I found out about Azure in alt.games.nintendo.pokemon

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Posted by pkthunder (Member # 67) on 04-05-2000, 03:32 AM:
 
My boyfriend told me.

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Posted by Silver Clefairy (Member # 8) on 04-05-2000, 06:18 PM:
 
I saw it referenced somewhere, and when I saw how good the site was, I bookmarked it.

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Posted by Dark Jaguar (Member # 187) on 04-06-2000, 01:37 AM:
 
I heard about it at the Nintendojo board (Rumble City) and I liked it. Now I've plugged a site, have I no shame? (Answer to rhetorical question: no, I don't).

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Posted by Slick 66 (Member # 70) on 04-12-2000, 08:16 PM:
 
I asked for a link at UPN, and somehow I magically appeared here. The last time I went to UPN was to look at now-not-so current events, and to laugh at the crap those newbies come up with. I can't be humble when it comes to ignorance.

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Posted by Psybro (Member # 290) on 04-22-2000, 11:32 AM:
 
Got here from the links section of Jedah's excellent Team Rocket UK site. "Finally, a Game Boy site with information that's actually right," he said .

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Posted by branners (Member # 101) on 04-23-2000, 09:48 AM:
 
I got it from UPnetwork...

I used to think that site was good until I came here...

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Posted by PPokeM (Member # 343) on 04-26-2000, 08:38 PM:
 
I actually forget...I think it was from the Skill/Stat finder, which I heard from on a BBS.
 
Posted by VaporeonsHaze (Member # 252) on 04-26-2000, 08:47 PM:
 
darshu, from the pokemon nintendo tour told me about it, cool huh?

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Posted by Bahful (Member # 345) on 04-26-2000, 08:57 PM:
 
I went to TeamRocketHQ Next, which led me to Loose Change, which led me to Nescaro's Pokémon Page, which led me to GreyCloak's skill/statfinder, which led me here.

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 04-26-2000, 10:02 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VaporeonsHaze:
darshu, form the pokemon nintendo tour told me about it, cool huh?

That is kinda cool...

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Posted by Avalanche (Member # 38) on 04-26-2000, 11:30 PM:
 
Gamefaqs had a faq about pokemon ranking, on it was a link to the skill-stat finder, and hiden underneath was this little gem of a site. One question, I would like to see the old Azure... what is the URL? Or just a link would be cool.

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Posted by White Cat (Member # 42) on 04-27-2000, 02:28 AM:
 
The old Azure is at http://www.geocities.com/~korelano/
 
Posted by Magician Type 0 (Member # 293) on 04-28-2000, 08:42 PM:
 
Not easily. I heard all about it a GameFAQs, so I went to hotbot.com. The only thing I found was the old one (at Geocities). I saw the link for skill-stat finder and needed the URL. I just happened to find a link to this Azure and clicked on it out of boredom. You should submit the new guy to hotbot.

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Posted by Dan and the Kirbys (Member # 221) on 04-28-2000, 08:53 PM:
 
I found this place soon after joining AGNP. Back then I was still playing with offense-only moves...mostly because that's all I needed. You don't really need much strategy to beat the in-game trainers...

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 04-28-2000, 10:31 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Magician Type 0:
You should submit the new guy to hotbot.

We have...and to every other major search engine. Most of them, for some reason, aren't the least bit interested.

Maybe the name conflicts with the old address, or maybe they have just too many Pokemon sites...or maybe they just plain suck.

We recently got listed in the Open Directory, tho, which gets farmed out to a buncha other search engines, so maybe we'll get somewhere with that...

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Posted by ceoalex316 (Member # 338) on 04-28-2000, 11:13 PM:
 
I found it of Cheatcentral

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Posted by Argo (Member # 49) on 04-29-2000, 01:15 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Windex:
It seems I'm the first to answer! Anyhow, I found Azure Heights through a link from GreyCloak's skill/statfinder. I came, thought it was pretty cool, and well, here I am today.


Same here...

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Posted by abz1986 (Member # 150) on 05-07-2000, 07:38 PM:
 
Found your site in Gamefaqs Pokemon Message board... and found Gamefaqs Pokemon Message board in Gamefaqs.com, and found that site A LONG time ago when I was searching at Rareware's site for some stuff relating to Diddy Kong Racing.

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Posted by abz1986 (Member # 150) on 05-07-2000, 07:45 PM:
 
heh, I liked your old website's logo thing... how did you come up with the name Azure Heights?

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Posted by Fish (Member # 267) on 05-08-2000, 01:00 AM:
 
Yeah, Darshu told me about Azure during my glorious time as Master in the Nintendo tourney.

BTW, I told Vap...just kidding Vap...not really.

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 05-08-2000, 03:43 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by abz1986:
how did you come up with the name Azure Heights?

That's a very good question.

I have no idea who came up with it or how they came up with it. I just inherited it.

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Posted by pkthunder (Member # 67) on 05-09-2000, 03:08 PM:
 
But you had the name Azure Heights, and then when you made the new sight, you decided to actually make it azure-colored?

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Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 05-09-2000, 09:46 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by pkthunder:
But you had the name Azure Heights, and then when you made the new sight, you decided to actually make it azure-colored?

Yep.

There was an old site named Azure Heights that Wintermute, Cat-Gonk and I contributed to, but the webmaster wasn't all that interested in updating, so he threw the whole thing in our lap.

Which is OK, I guess, because his web design sucked.

I suppose he probably came up with the name.

Anyway, yeah, given that name, the color scheme seemed obvious, altho I fussed over it forever...just like everything else here.

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Posted by starCaliber (Member # 268) on 05-11-2000, 05:19 PM:
 
Me, Biffster, and that TeeJay character all got here in the same way. You can either settle in for the story or just scroll down to the next post.

We're from Kansas and were totally psyched up about the Stadium Tour on April 8, 2000. We were all trying our best not to be cocky, but deep down we really were (none of us had lost at all at last year's tour except for TeeJay). We knew we were good at Pokemon, but we had no clue that there were people actually BETTER than us. We have our own local league with 8 people in it. It's a ladder system and can get VERY competitive.

Our Pokemon were good, but not perfect. We had Pokemon raised w/o boosted experience, 10 of each drug on every category, and we would usually catch about 10 of each specimen before training it. Yet we knew NOTHING about Stat EXP. Everyone's Mewtwo had between 355-358 speed, but we weren't sure why the HP or other attributes would sometimes go up. We just thought the force was with our Pokemon or something.

And yeah, our teams were good, but not skillful. For example, we knew how to effectively use Amnesia on Mewtwo, our Mews had Swords Dance, Swift, etc. But in most battles, all we would use was Mewtwo. We usually didn't pay much mind to the power of physical attacks either. And when I look back now and realize that we used Mewtwo, I cringe. Uggh...that Pokemon is evil and should not be used by skilled trainers. Dropping Mewtwo is like dropping training wheels from a bike.

But anyway, we had all been winning quite a bit on the Stadium Tour, again getting all cocky as our Mewtwos destroyed team after team. I used my Jolteon once, but that was only because I felt sorry for the kid I was playing. Then, while loitering around the Stadium Area, we noticed this kid who was like 19 playing the gym leader. Biffster noticed that the guy had exactly the same moveset on his Mew that ours do, and then after this guy dismembered the leader, Biffster ran up to him and says, "You play Pokemon?" The kid was like, "Uhh...yeah a little," probably thinking we were punks or something. And then Biffster introduced everyone to him and we all talking and stuff. The kid turned out to be none other than 10,000Lb.Snorlax. We talked to him about games (Soul Calibur, DoA2 mostly) and he probably figured out that we were off track when someone from our league showed him the Nintendo Pokemon Players guide in his backpack. 10K promptly gave us the Azure Heights address and was even kind enough to clone me a Mewtwo with max stats (I was most happy, but I still haven't ever used it).

So that's the long boring saga. Thanks for reading it yet (yeah right like you actually did). But I gotta say, this is the BEST Pokemon site on the net. Keep up the good work. :-)

P.S. The new forum is way cool, too!

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Posted by Quetzalcoatl (Member # 411) on 05-11-2000, 05:48 PM:
 
The first Azure site I found through some message boarder's signature on AOL. Fortunately, I found your newer, updated site on Necrosaro's Page. I was lurking around the old Azure site in Geocities for a good while now and frankly, this site is sooo much better and imrpoved.

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Posted by The Purple Lanturn (Member # 2168) on 09-17-2001, 08:21 PM:
 
This is a really long story. It took us 2 years to find Azure.

When I was a really big n00b; when the only pokemon site I'd go to was www.pokemon.com; I searched to find more sites that had more imformation. I found the Pojo. We finished our first games with Pojo as our guides. My two sisters with Red and Blue, me with Gold. Then we scrolled down to the bottom of the page, and saw the Top 100 Sites thing. We clicked, and saw the second best site was the Pokemasters.

We took a look around and thought "Boy this site is way better!" So we went there instead. Then we got bored, we looked for links. We found only found links to thier affiliates. Then we saw Pokemon Ahh!

Pokemon Ahh! was a site we went to for fun stuff, like make your own screenshots and pokemon cards. They had some screenshots of Crystal, so we went to take a look. Then they mentioned they got the shots from Pokemon Forever. So we went to Pokemon Forever.

We saw all the breeding stuff and thought, "Wow! This stuff is increadible!" Then we spent alot of time trying to figure out the stuff and memorise it. Then, we took a look around the forums at Pokefor. They said Azure was too good to be true. So I went to Azure.

We read some of the articles and thought, "Woah, this site IS to good to be true." After awhile, we got bored 'cause we didn't bother to look at the pokedex , so we went to the forums. We lurked, and after some time, I decided to join Azure. I love this site.


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Posted by oporaca (Member # 922) on 09-17-2001, 09:45 PM:
 
Purple Lanturn, people usually don't like it when others revive old posts.

But as long as I'm posting, I might as well say that I found this site from a Nintendo Power interview with Ian Garvey.
 


Posted by Rysto (Member # 24) on 09-17-2001, 10:33 PM:
 
Whoa, this post is older than I am. Well, older than my account is, anyway.
 
Posted by PikaCharma (Member # 2026) on 09-18-2001, 01:49 AM:
 
I knew about Azure Heights for quite a long time before I actually signed up. I started lurking in AGNP in February of 1999, then I de-lurked and was a reg for about a year -- May of 99 til spring of 2000. After that, I sorta started to drift away from the online pokemon community ((which, as I've said many times before, I really really *really* regret)). The new online community I started hanging out in left much to be desired. The discussion was often mind-numbing spiritual\philosophical BS that accomplished no real purpose and made no real sense. (("You want to raise a Jolteon? Why is a Jolteon meaningful to you? You see, Jolteon is subjective. If someone beats you with a Jolteon, it was only your personal interpretation of the Jolteon that allowed you to get beaten. And how do you know that you really got beaten at all? Your chakras may not be compatible with the concept of Jolteon, therefore your spirit perceived the defeat in order to draw you away from the Jolteon, since it gave you negative energy. Let's examine your personal issues with Jolteon. Do you resent your Jolteon because you regret your choice not to evolve him into Vaporeon or Flareon? What is evolution anyway? What is its significance in your life? Is it subjective, like everything else? Do the concepts of Slasheon or Lunareon hold any personal meaning for you? Go mediate on this for a while. Now in the mean time, let's all do a Freudian analysis of the color yellow, trace the linguistic roots of the word "jolt", and find some way to relate the element of electricity to the Enneagram.")), The mods acted very much like the Pojo mods, but they weren't as blatantly stupid. In other words, the same gestapo tactics as the Pojo mods, but minus the low IQ that can give intelligent posters an upper hand. These clowns would play mind games rather than just posting stupid shit and instantly making total retards of themselves. After one particularly frustrating day, I decided that, just for kicks, I'd go check out my old haunt. AGNP seemed pretty dead, but I remembered Azure, so I popped in here and was very much delighted to see the place teeming with life. I started surfing and fell in love. The posts actually made sense! And there were flames that didn't get deleted! And people didn't get in trouble for linking to goatse! And even the moderators said "fuck"! I signed up immediately, dusted off my gameboy, and took the first step in correcting the error of separating myself from the world of Pokemon.
 
Posted by Fractyl (Member # 1311) on 09-18-2001, 02:19 AM:
 
I was looking for pages on horses

(see if you can get THAT joke!)
 


Posted by Zerot (Member # 1295) on 09-18-2001, 06:28 AM:
 
I found the link in February of 2000, and I lurked for a while. I actually remember when I first found out about this site, because I was amazed that there was so much "Behind the Scenes" in the game. I came from the ANT AOL Pokemon MB. Anyone with AOL, go there and laugh your ass off.
 
Posted by o_O (Member # 1916) on 09-18-2001, 02:57 PM:
 
I found this site from TPM....someone posted a URL for it and here i am. BTW, can anyone tell me what the URL for UPN is?
 
Posted by The Purple Lanturn (Member # 2168) on 09-18-2001, 03:57 PM:
 
quote:
People don't really like it when others revive old posts.

I thought it would be interesting...
Now I'm very upset, 'cause I annoyed people.

[ 09-18-2001: Message edited by: The Purple Lanturn ]
 


Posted by Continue (Member # 31) on 09-18-2001, 04:48 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by o_O:
BTW, can anyone tell me what the URL for UPN is?

If you're talking about the pokemon site (not the TV network), it doesn't have one anymore. It hasn't been around in awhile.
 


Posted by Automaton (Member # 1234) on 09-18-2001, 05:27 PM:
 
Well, I had lurked here because people thought that because of my username on GameFAQs being Phildo that I was either Philbo or affiliated with him. This was on the GS board. I came here and thought it was cool, but was too shy to get an account for fear everyone would flame me. Then, CatGonk, under the handle Super Happy CatGonk, came to GameFAQs in I believe early November of 2000, to show off The Living Ancestors. There, he got into a flame war with funkytoad and I kinda stuck up for funkytoad because even though I knew he could be a prick, I still thought he was an alright guy, which I still do. Well, I started bouncing some of my fledgeling ideas off of CatGonk and I guess he saw some latent talent there, and I guess that's when I got the idea to come to Azure as Automaton, because I didn't want to come here as Phildo for fear people would assume that I was trying to imitate Philbo, never mind the fact that Philbo sucks at GSC and is eight years younger than I am, and that I had the nickname Phildo before Philbo was even in middle school. But, I still didn't want to overtly associate myself with any of the posters here, at least not with my name, so I used my other name. Long Story Short, I threw some ideas around, got flamed by Nickwhiz1 and Mr.E, made friends with 1970Beetle, and eventually found my way to Karp Park, and soon became a reg there.
 
Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 09-18-2001, 06:04 PM:
 
I'm almost sure this question has been asked before.

I'm almost sure this was the first topic in this forum.
 


Posted by Cesar (Member # 529) on 09-18-2001, 08:52 PM:
 
Crowd around children and I will tell you the desterbing story.

It all started sometime in January of 2000. I was at AGNP at the time, and had been for some time. But one day, late January or early February, my ISP decided to kick AGNP out of the "list". So I no longer could post/read messages.

For months I tried to get back in, while at the same time looked over all my old posts (which are kept if you use outlook express).

Days, weeks, months, and AGNP still isn't on the list. I gave up looking but still reading old posts (hey, I had a lot of them!)

Finally, I realized Gonk had a sig. It took me 5 freck'n months just to realize Cat Gonk had a signature that was like 6 sentences long.

Damn I'm slow.

So I checked out Cat's Page, and the other links. And obviously Azure Heights was in there, and I was hooked ever since.

But if I wasn't slow and knew about Gonk's sig, I would have been one of the first people here.

Damn.

/me complains about his member number
 


Posted by Mewone (Member # 1694) on 09-18-2001, 10:30 PM:
 
I typed in "Pokemon Yellow Version" in a search engine, found GameFAQs, heard about Azure there, and here I am. Thanks to Striker64's walkthrough to make me want to learn more. ^_^
 
Posted by Slade_64 (Member # 804) on 09-19-2001, 12:24 AM:
 
I found out by AznExplosN and ET at the IGN Pokémon board. Ian (he says it was someone else , but don't remember his name) was trying to get me to tell him my teams online after he heard that I was the Texas regional champ of the ol' WotC 2000 tourny thingamajig. Then in Seattle, Ian got on the comp and showed me what AH looked like and after that, I signed up.
 
Posted by OrientalNoodle (Member # 616) on 09-19-2001, 08:03 AM:
 
I am... err... from GBStation. Yes, you heard right.

By some of my friends, they think of me as "The Guide Guy", because I always read all the tactic guides about the games I play that I can find.

Anyway, I typed up in Altavista "Pokémon Tactics" or "Pokémon Guide". Well well, I read some FAQs, it was not enough for me. Hmm, GBStation.com. As I was also seeking for some GameBoy game reviews online, I thought that I'd see if the page was OK.

Nice reviews. About a week later, I noticed something: FORUMS! Posted something there. In one of the threads, somebody said that I should check out Azure Heights or somebody mentioned it. Well well... I clicked on a link he gave or typed "Azure Heights" in Altavista, I can't clearly remember.

Anyway. I found myself at azure-coloured main screen. "WTF", I thought. "Atk? Def? RCK? FGH? What the hell are those?" I started reading all the Articles, starting from Catching... I read all of the stuff, then I saw it: "FORUMS!" I clicked on the link and registered, read some of the threads.

Then I posted my cool team of all Expert pokémon. Expert in their own class, it being Fire, Water or Flying...

GO BLASTOISE WITH BUBBLEBEAM/WATER GUN/SURF/HYDRO PUMP!
 


Posted by cmsnrub25 (Member # 1551) on 09-19-2001, 08:16 AM:
 
Several hundred people at GameFAQs linked me to this site.

Now I'm linking everyone else to it...
 


Posted by J. Thaddeus Toad (Member # 3) on 09-19-2001, 09:50 AM:
 
oporaca: Purple Lanturn, people usually don't like it when others revive old posts.

Yes, but people also complain when you start a new post on the same topic.

People just like to complain.
 


Posted by Tyranitar 101 (Member # 2124) on 09-20-2001, 06:02 AM:
 
Not long ago I found this site through Donalds FAQ at Gamefaqs, Came here once and never looked back
 
Posted by Mick_Hale (Member # 419) on 09-21-2001, 09:27 AM:
 
This thread is really old skool. I'm impressed, and I, for one, thank Purple Lantern for having no life and finding this thread.

I got it from a friend who rarely posts on this board anymore. Where the hell is Yavarice, anyway?

Best. Site. Ever.

Actually, I just like that I'm not using n00b sets for my blastoise anymore...
 


Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 09-21-2001, 02:38 PM:
 
I think I found it through Necrosaro's site, that or GreyCloak's, but, Necrosaro sent me to GreyCloak's. (or somethin)
 
Posted by ickle (Member # 1454) on 09-21-2001, 03:30 PM:
 
Psybro told me about it and seeing as I follow Psybro in everything he does, I came here and voila!
 
Posted by Psybro (Member # 290) on 09-21-2001, 06:22 PM:
 
I remember the conversation I had with ickle on the phone went along the lines of:
"These guys are pretty cool, but they seem to think Double Team is a great move!"
"lol wtf gays"
"Indeed"
 
Posted by Flareon (Member # 299) on 09-21-2001, 07:08 PM:
 
I think I came here through a link on the UPNetwork board.
 
Posted by Pikapeace007 (Member # 2103) on 09-22-2001, 02:13 PM:
 
GP told me about it.
 
Posted by Anxious Clock (Member # 1159) on 09-22-2001, 10:44 PM:
 
I think DTiggy linked this place when he'd post on the Antagonist Pokemon board. If I didn't get it from his sig, I got it from a friend of his.
 
Posted by Dark_Herakurosu (Member # 1677) on 09-23-2001, 02:56 AM:
 
I am probably gonna get flamed again for this, but by now I'm used to it.

I saw my first Pokemon ad waaay back when, on the back of a Disney Adventures magazine XD I saw a bunch of lizardy-things (Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard) and a huge fat cat-looking thing (Snorlax). Months later, I saw the games in a store and conned my dad into buying me Red, Blue, and a GBC. I tried to play said games, but coudn't find a whole bunch. I bought a Gameshark, and went to the Shark site. I saw they had a forum, and signed up as pokedude. Soon I began to notice a "war" between Sharkers and "AHers". I asked for a link and went to the forum, and saw nothing but swearing and terrible moves. (Double Team? Swords Dance? lol.) Needless to say, I later found how informative and helpful (albeit harsh) Azure was. I beg your forgiveness, for I have been tainted with the evil ways of Gameshark Boards and n00biness!
 


Posted by Psybro (Member # 290) on 09-23-2001, 01:28 PM:
 
Fear not, Dark_Herakurosu, for thine soul hast found repose.

[ 09-24-2001: Message edited by: Psybro ]
 


Posted by Windex (Member # 9) on 09-23-2001, 08:38 PM:
 
Nifty. I was the first to post a reply to this.

BTW, can anyone tell me what the URL for UPN is?

The site is gone, but the forum still lurks on. It's address is forums.nyasu.net or something along those lines.
 


Posted by mr k mouth (Member # 802) on 10-01-2001, 05:12 PM:
 
If any of you care...

I first started out at "The pokemon abode" @_@.

I was a dumbshit, and thought they were leet. I saw a link here in some shitheads sig (mrTRIP15 and Muthafako [same guy]) and clicked for shits. I ditched the other forum within a week, and went back for a brief period about 3 months later only to gloat. Yay! Porygone also went there...ask her about the newbies.

Well shit, I've been here over a year; doesn't seem like it's been that long.
 


Posted by Rei the Giant Koffing (Member # 1909) on 10-01-2001, 06:25 PM:
 
MAGIC!
 
Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 10-02-2001, 02:32 AM:
 
Yay! Porygone also went there...

Yay Porygon.
 


Posted by cmsnrub25 (Member # 1551) on 10-02-2001, 07:46 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tyranitar 101:
Not long ago I found this site through Donalds FAQ at Gamefaqs, Came here once and never looked back

Nice to know my spam worked... *dies*
 


Posted by Rei the Giant Koffing (Member # 1909) on 10-02-2001, 12:15 PM:
 
So YOUR donald.
Nice FAQ anyway.
 
Posted by Quetzalcoatl (Member # 411) on 10-03-2001, 01:24 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Zerot:
I came from the ANT AOL Pokemon MB. Anyone with AOL, go there and laugh your ass off.

I used to go there back in 1998. I found the Geocities link through Dtiggy1's signature.

That place hasn't really changed much...it's still very st00pid since I last left it.
 


Posted by DarthSidjus (Member # 2233) on 10-03-2001, 05:52 AM:
 
I....just....heard about it, mainly from GameFAQS and #pokebattle.
 
Posted by Thom Burr (Member # 1267) on 10-03-2001, 09:23 PM:
 
I had been reading AGNP for a couple months and trying to figure out what in the world they were writing about when I finally got around to checking out the link in Cat-Gonk's infamous sig.

Needless to say, I have picked up most of my info from this site.
 


Posted by EeveeTrainer (Member # 62) on 10-08-2001, 10:47 PM:
 
Univeral Pokemon Network's Pokemon Video Game Forums.

~ET
 


Posted by 137 (Member # 1465) on 10-13-2001, 03:01 AM:
 
I think I got here thanks to DragoniteJ. I was also at Gameshark and I may have been the first sharker ever to ask for the damage formula. Dragonite said "If you're interested in that shit, you should check these guys' notes. But don't tell anybody, 'cause we don't like noobs." It wasn't too hard to wander over to the forum from the lab and like Tyranitar "never looked back." Okay, maybe twice, but shit was so gay that I regretted it.
 
Posted by ThomasTR (Member # 580) on 10-13-2001, 05:45 PM:
 
Ive been here for ages but I've took two huge breaks. I just found it through a search engine.
 
Posted by psykloak1 (Member # 2275) on 10-16-2001, 10:10 AM:
 
i used to come here along time ago (the site, not the UBB) but about 2 weeks ago, i found out the pokedex site i usualy used (pokemoninfodex.com) was shut down so i did a search online and came accross som stat calculator that had a link back to here.
 
Posted by SiberianDuvet (Member # 2266) on 10-16-2001, 03:49 PM:
 
I've only just registered here.
I knew about the site a while ago, but mostly used it to check Pokemon stats and all.
I think I first heard of the site from visiting #pokebattle...
 
Posted by Polardragon (Member # 2272) on 10-17-2001, 04:14 AM:
 
Hmm...I think I first heard about Azure from Mr.Orientalnoodle...I've only recently signed up in the forum, but I've been reading the posts here for some time allready.

~Polar
 


Posted by Blastoiseu (Member # 100) on 10-27-2001, 07:05 PM:
 
Universal Pokemon Network er UPNetwork But now all thats left is memories of it. ;_; anyways, Someone in the pokemon video games forum posted a link. and I registered in the forums
 
Posted by Artie Cuno (Member # 1205) on 10-28-2001, 01:09 PM:
 
I came through the RE League. Lurked at the beginning, left, came back about 6 months later and registered. Thank you, KeroKato and Jackdaw, you saved me from the depths of newbiness.
 
Posted by JolteonG3 (Member # 2146) on 10-28-2001, 08:11 PM:
 
I found AH while I was lurking at the VGF Pokemon forums. The stupidest thing was that I lurked a year here before I actually registerred (I'm a procrastinator and I thought I'd get flamed to a crisp if I barged in at the hight of my n00bness.).
 
Posted by # 1 Human Hater (Member # 674) on 10-29-2001, 01:58 AM:
 
Saw the link at UPNetwork, registered, then didn't bother to post at all..

Hence the low post count.
 


Posted by Spsobx (Member # 2301) on 11-01-2001, 03:50 PM:
 
A few buds on the net recommended it to me. Y'see, I work a lot on message board security, and I am oft interested in watching different message boards and seeing how the administrators deal with security issues. It's kind of like a learning experience...
I have two YaBB message boards to call my own, I'm a mod at another, and I'm co-administrator of yet another. I kinda got my hands full most of the time, so I probably won't have much time to post here.
 
Posted by DarkLickitung (Member # 1672) on 11-03-2001, 01:29 AM:
 
Pojo.
 
Posted by ThaMasta (Member # 1399) on 11-04-2001, 11:35 AM:
 
Back in the day Pokemon TCG was the in thang. I think i found Wizards of the coast site after going to some TCG tour and finding the website printed everywhere. I tried it out and ended up sticking in the chat there. After a month or so i got bored there, so i went to some site that i heard everyone talking about.. Pojo. I checked it out and it was.. pleasant. Too many n00bs for my liking, mind you i was one back then, but there were still some sound people there. About Christmas time i got bored and went to explore Azure, I always knew about it, but didnt sign up as i knew that was where all the 1337 people went, and wanted to save making an arse of me'self. I joined none-the-less. Anyway.. that is it.
 
Posted by Bulbasaur3000 (Member # 1801) on 11-04-2001, 09:32 PM:
 
^^^
|||
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=\
 


Posted by Kobayashi (Member # 313) on 11-24-2001, 08:00 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Venus:
Why, hello, CatGonk. FYI, I said having three defensive moves and only one offensive is stupid.

How did they get to be #0? Who is Venus? An old AGNP'er? Is this a server bug?

Whats going on?

 


Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 11-24-2001, 01:45 PM:
 
Venus's account was deleted.
 
Posted by Nirvana (Member # 1211) on 11-24-2001, 02:04 PM:
 
I read ETs interview with Nintendo.com and he mentioned UPN, Pokémon Daily and this place. Being a complete n00b at that time (OMG IAN GARV .etc) I decided to check it out.

And that is the principal reason why I just posted this message.
 


Posted by Porygone (Member # 805) on 11-24-2001, 03:18 PM:
 
I stumbled onto PokeAbode, and after a few months there, someone posted a link to this place.
 
Posted by Tux The Linux Penguin (Member # 1846) on 11-24-2001, 05:20 PM:
 
Well, I originally heard about it from AGNP, but didn't think much of it. Then, I heard so many positive things about these forums from other forums, so I decided to check it out. I'm glad I did.
 
Posted by Blank Visage o¿o (Member # 2389) on 11-28-2001, 09:04 PM:
 
To be honest, I really can't remember where I heard about this site. I had an older account but I didn't post that much. Then I lost interest in Pokémon for a few months. A little while ago I thought I'd give it another whirl and started playing again. I went back to my first ever pokémon site/forum, and then I remembered how good Azure was. I came back and re-registered and here I am.
 
Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 11-30-2001, 12:01 AM:
 
i was lost
 
Posted by moogleman (Member # 1017) on 11-30-2001, 01:09 AM:
 
3 years ago a friend of mine and I were looking for gaming sites in our computer class. He happened upon gamesages.com, and I made a mental note to bookmark it at my home computer. Soon after, I stumbled upon GameFAQs since gamesages FAQs/Walkthroughs were sponsored by GFAQs, then from there I heard heard about Blizzard's PBS, and I met Rei2 (LightningFlik, at the time), who told me to download AIM and he gave me a link to Azure. Too bad I only starting using my account a year after I registered.
 
Posted by Bulbasaur3000 (Member # 1801) on 11-30-2001, 06:00 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by EspeonNidoking:
i was lost

Worse than that... You were at Pojo.
 


Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 11-30-2001, 07:55 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bulbasaur3000:

Worse than that... You were at Pojo.


XD!!!
 


Posted by MegaScythe (Member # 1097) on 11-30-2001, 11:23 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by oporaca:
But as long as I'm posting, I might as well say that I found this site from a Nintendo Power interview with Ian Garvey.

Same here. This was the first Pokemon forum I ever came to, thank god.

There was some other forum he said he went to(the name escapes me), but AzureHeights sounded much cooler.
 


Posted by moogleman (Member # 1017) on 12-01-2001, 04:34 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MegaScythe:


There was some other forum he said he went to(the name escapes me), but AzureHeights sounded much cooler.


I'm pretty sure the other one he mentioned was PokeDaily.
 


Posted by ATCO (Member # 2400) on 12-03-2001, 06:40 AM:
 
Found out about it when Azurians (DarkLickitung, Eaichu, Mr K Mouth and possibly others that slip my mind) invaded the GameWinners boards. Lurked for maybe 8 months.
 
Posted by RainStrom (Member # 2399) on 12-03-2001, 07:43 PM:
 
ahh, finally I'm allowed to post. Hee. I guess I'll kick off my first one with what I'm good at. Long stories.

How did I find you guys? Well.

Step 1: Got involved with Pokemon by watching the show, got an Emulator and a Rom from a friend, and played Red illegally for a few months before learning that it was illegal. (ahh, so that's why I couldn't link up for battles!)

Step 2: Fell out with the group of net friends I hung out with, decided to look for more Pokélosers. Browsed through various sites, and found *gasp* Pojo. It was updated frequently, so I stayed. (see how easy it is to keep me happy?)

Step 3: Joined the Pojo "gooey" group, hated it. Joined the Pojo Chat Room. Disliked it but stuck around out of boredom. Was made an Operator. No clue how that happened. Quit being an Operator, quit the channel, and joined the Pojoboard. Disliked the board mostly, and hanged out in the Fanfic Forum. Was modded there. Eventually heard about Azure, digested the website itself in a day or so, (rather tasty shade of blue, you know) and didn't notice the forum.

Step 4: Lost all respect for Pojo leaders during a Great Amount of Insanity. Retreated with group of friends to a tiny community board. Became extremely bored.

Step 5: Drifted back to Azure, don't know how, because almost all the rest of my links Mysteriously Vanished. Noticed "Forum" and wondered to myself, "Hey, Rains, how much these people have been suffering due to the lack of your presence!?"

I replied to myself, "I don't know, but I think 'suffering' isn't the right word until I actually go there."

So I said "Whatever. They've been here forever, so I don't think they'll want to Mod you."

And I pointed out, "You know, I think that is a good thing."

Thus, I applied.

This is the only time I'll answer this question:

Yes. My name is spelled "RainStrom." Yes, it it spelled that way on purpose. No, it's not a typo.
 


Posted by psykloak1 (Member # 2275) on 12-05-2001, 01:49 PM:
 
flame me if you like but who is Ian Garvey? nd wut issue of NP was the interview in?
 
Posted by o_O (Member # 1916) on 12-06-2001, 09:26 AM:
 
Ian Garvey is the United States Pokemon Champion...maybe someone else can tell you what issue the interview was in because i don't know it...
 
Posted by Bubbler (Member # 2303) on 12-07-2001, 02:59 PM:
 
I was on pokezero and Opraca joined Aquarockgym. I was top co-leader back then(I'm temporarilly gym leader now) I got to know Opraca and joined Azure.
 
Posted by Jolteon X (Member # 284) on 12-07-2001, 11:22 PM:
 
Well, it goes. This is the unabridged, FULL VERSION 1.2.3.99a of how I came to Azure Heights.

Back when Pokemon was THE TV show to watch, and the cards were impossible to find, I of course got right in the middle of the storm. I watched the show every time it was on, bought the cards, but the video game, well... I stayed away from that.
So, eventually I got tired of the cards, and I read in TV guide magazine, or something, that Pokémon was a popular video game before the whole hype was there. So, I decided to put aside playing Super Smash Bros., and bought the game. Man, did I love it. I played all the time, Missingno. and everything. I battled my friends, the whole nine yards. Then, one day, it struck me. There were other moves that Pokémon could learn besides attacking moves that matched their elements, which led me to believe that maybe there WAS some depth to this game, after all.
So, I went on my computer, and looked up newsgroups about 'Pokemon.' I found about 4. The first one I went to was tnn.games.pokemon. Well, seeing as to how there was a total of about two posts, and they were both spam, I decided to try a different one. This is when I found AGNP. I loved it, so I signed up as "Chris the PokeSaiya-jin" It was later shortened to PokeSaiyan. One day, I read Simyn Locke's [AznExplosn's] War Story (you know which one, yeah, the Molly Nut Bomb one). He mentioned something about "Azure" in it, and I thought 'what's that?' My answer was soon to come.
Toby Martin then posted a thread soon after that about a VERY good way to sk00l M2 with ... no, that can't be right... a SLOWBRO? Well, he had invented the Tobybro, and, in his sig, I saw a link to Azure Heights. This reminded me of when Simyn had mentioned Azure, so I went there. I read the whole site, and then went to the forum. I signed up as Jolteon X, and here I am today.
Wow, I think this is the longest post I have ever made. Thank you for reading.
 


Posted by Joltrio W (Member # 1772) on 12-09-2001, 10:13 PM:
 
As I recall, it was SDShamsel who referred me to this place a year or two ago, but for the most part I frequented my visits once you guys started with that whole 3-word story and those random musical-insult-spammings. Why nothing aside from the Karp Park stuff? Because even though I have kept up with every game in the series (excluding puzzle league or non-rpg related games), I seriously suck at battle strategies and such. I'll just have to show you guys some of my sad teams one of these days to make my point clear. Bah, well there's my story.
 
Posted by *HeRaCr0sS* (Member # 1193) on 12-10-2001, 08:59 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by DarkLickitung:
Pojo.

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah...........hahahahahahahahahahahaha

I especially liked the topic smiley... ahh... good stuff...
 


Posted by Bulbasaur3000 (Member # 1801) on 12-13-2001, 05:31 PM:
 
I miss the 3-word story...

Someone who's not as much of a pansy as I ought to make a new one.
 


Posted by Mew lover 321 (Member # 2541) on 02-02-2002, 06:03 PM:
 
I found Gfaqs first and saw Donald's FAQ and he mentioned Azure in it. So I decided to type its name in the address bar and here I am.
 
Posted by Random Loser (Member # 1538) on 02-02-2002, 07:33 PM:
 
Heh.. interestingly enough, I seem to recall that that's how I first got here as well. Three cheers for cmsnrub!
 
Posted by Mew lover 321 (Member # 2541) on 02-07-2002, 06:35 PM:
 
Hip Hip Hooray!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Hip Hip Hooray!

I emailed him once in my semi-deep newbie state. I reccomended him to replace Electabuzz's ice punch with HP grass... Back then I called myself Mewmaster321. Master of Mew... Yes, I was definately a newbie.
 


Posted by Lunair (Member # 681) on 02-10-2002, 11:01 AM:
 
Cripes! It's amazing that I'm still a member of the Forums!

I just did a search, to see when my last post was, but it dinnae return anything. Woe is me alas.

But the Story, now, that's a different story.

I, too, began to play pokémon on an emulator first (I also didn't know that it was illegal). I got to around Cinnabar Island, I think, when I stopped playing the emulator, because...
I shelled out some green stuff and bought a GBC + Pokémon Red!

I beat the Elite Four, did various things, and eventually got most of the Pokeymen (get it? It's like the cactus from SMB2... right, anyway...), but continued in my blissful ignorance.

Eventually, I saw this bookmark my brother had put on the computer: Azure Heights. I selected it, went to the site, read stuff, tooled around, and got better. I saw the word Forum at the bottom of the page, but I thought it was some sort of Roman marketplace, so I dinnae click it. Later, my brother introduced me to the concept of a WEB forum, and I immediately signed up here.

I believe that my brother found Azure Heights (and created the fateful bookmark) because a friend of his told him about it. That friend was a certain 'unknown' (:rolleyes guy who went by the moniker 'Necrosaro'. Necrosaro went to my (and my brother's) school last year, and he was also the one who swiped the ROM for the Pokémon Blue game I had been playing on the emulator. (Side note: if you've ever played the game FFV on an SNES emulator, and the default main character's name is Butz, know that Necrosaro got the Japanese ROM and translated it to English.)

Yeah, and that's, like, my story and stuff. Thanks for listening, fellows!

EDIT: fixed the Rolleyes

[ 02-11-2002: Message edited by: Lunair ]
 


Posted by Dragonite21 (Member # 475) on 02-10-2002, 03:07 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by JT Toad:

Certainly better than friggin' google.com...

I found this site via google. I should win the award for 'least interesting way of finding Azure Heights'. Here goes:

There was no school, I was very bored. I went online, went to google, searched for 'dragonite'. On the 4th page of 100 hits (yes, I was very bored), I came here because the description said something about a pokedex. Upon entering, I discovered that Flash/Thundershock/Swift/Thunder wasn't a very good Raichu moveset. Yep.
 


Posted by ReturnofNumeroUno (Member # 476) on 02-18-2002, 01:23 PM:
 
Through TPM somehow.
 
Posted by Amphy (Member # 2634) on 02-22-2002, 02:09 PM:
 
I had heard about this site from several other message boards. Also, I had found my way here from the Porygon PBS.
 
Posted by Umbreon85 (Member # 2614) on 02-23-2002, 06:06 PM:
 
OrientalNoodle told me about this site.
 
Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 02-26-2003, 11:01 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by StarCaliber:
Me, Biffster, and that TeeJay character all got here in the same way. You can either settle in for the story or just scroll down to the next post.

We're from Kansas and were totally psyched up about the Stadium Tour on April 8, 2000. We were all trying our best not to be cocky, but deep down we really were (none of us had lost at all at last year's tour except for TeeJay). We knew we were good at Pokemon, but we had no clue that there were people actually BETTER than us. We have our own local league with 8 people in it. It's a ladder system and can get VERY competitive.

Our Pokemon were good, but not perfect. We had Pokemon raised w/o boosted experience, 10 of each drug on every category, and we would usually catch about 10 of each specimen before training it. Yet we knew NOTHING about Stat EXP. Everyone's Mewtwo had between 355-358 speed, but we weren't sure why the HP or other attributes would sometimes go up. We just thought the force was with our Pokemon or something.

And yeah, our teams were good, but not skillful. For example, we knew how to effectively use Amnesia on Mewtwo, our Mews had Swords Dance, Swift, etc. But in most battles, all we would use was Mewtwo. We usually didn't pay much mind to the power of physical attacks either. And when I look back now and realize that we used Mewtwo, I cringe. Uggh...that Pokemon is evil and should not be used by skilled trainers. Dropping Mewtwo is like dropping training wheels from a bike.

But anyway, we had all been winning quite a bit on the Stadium Tour, again getting all cocky as our Mewtwos destroyed team after team. I used my Jolteon once, but that was only because I felt sorry for the kid I was playing. Then, while loitering around the Stadium Area, we noticed this kid who was like 19 playing the gym leader. Biffster noticed that the guy had exactly the same moveset on his Mew that ours do, and then after this guy dismembered the leader, Biffster ran up to him and says, "You play Pokemon?" The kid was like, "Uhh...yeah a little," probably thinking we were punks or something. And then Biffster introduced everyone to him and we all talking and stuff. The kid turned out to be none other than 10,000Lb.Snorlax. We talked to him about games (Soul Calibur, DoA2 mostly) and he probably figured out that we were off track when someone from our league showed him the Nintendo Pokemon Players guide in his backpack. 10K promptly gave us the Azure Heights address and was even kind enough to clone me a Mewtwo with max stats (I was most happy, but I still haven't ever used it).

So that's the long boring saga. Thanks for reading it yet (yeah right like you actually did). But I gotta say, this is the BEST Pokemon site on the net. Keep up the good work. :-)

P.S. The new forum is way cool, too!


awww, i read it

;-)
 
Posted by Dweedle (Member # 1209) on 02-27-2003, 12:57 AM:
 
lol now that EN has bumped this topic I might as well give my short story.

I found the UPN in an AOL search way back in 1999 or so. I joined the forums as Psyduckrules (omg lol) and made quite a few posts in the Pokemon Video Games board. I befriended some of the posters on there, like GolemKong, EeveeTrainer, and FlyingPidgeot (trans.: Windex). I think there was a link to Azure in one of their sigs, so I clicked on it and found a wealth of Pokemon information. I didn't really go to the forums that much, however, as I thought UPN was better in that department (omg lol).

I ended up registering on Azure in maybe April or May of 2000 under the alias Bird and Diz (I was heavily into jazz at the time) because I was in the very first InterBoard Tourney representing the UPN and I needed to post in some topic at Azure for the tourney or some shit. I don't even remember. I hardly posted, though.

When Pokemon Daily finally got a forum, that became my regular place of posting instead of the UPN, which was dying anyway. It was at PD where I finally used the name Dweedle, and it stuck. So I changed the e-mail address of my Azure account to like 123872634sjkdbfasdf7804qrksdf@aol.com or something so I could change my nick to Dweedle (only allowed to have one account per e-mail address). This was in November of 2000. I was in the last few RBY tourneys that were held (CLST, SMPT, maybe Sneak I or something, not sure), and then, just after GSC came out, I took a short break for a couple months (junior year in high school = not too much free time) and I pretty much stopped playing Pokemon. I came back for a bit in the summer of 2001, and then took an extended hiatus from the Pokemon community (kinda like Phish, I suppose [Frown] ). It was not until October 2002 that I returned to the community...almost a year and a half away. I got nostalgic, what can I say. It was cool coming back because the people that remembered me were shocked. This is the main Pokemon board I post at now (even though I don't play Pokemon at all anymore), mainly because the other boards I used to go to are no more (well, UPN is still around, but it's not really the same anymore).

Well, that's my story.
 
Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 02-27-2003, 03:41 AM:
 
glad you came back james, or i never woulda got to know you.

:*
 
Posted by Boodabonzi (Member # 2958) on 02-27-2003, 04:57 AM:
 
I was linked by Psybro, now you know who to blame. Yur. Anyway, originally I was The Pokemon that gets Laid, but I changed that to Boodabonzi. Etc.
 
Posted by veloS (Member # 2636) on 02-27-2003, 07:25 AM:
 
Summer 2001. I was looking for a cool forum to give me some GS tactics and strategy suggestions.

I registered like a half year later, eventhough I came here like everyday to check out The Oddish Hall.
 
Posted by Mewone (Member # 1694) on 02-27-2003, 09:19 PM:
 
I typed something about Pokémon Yellow into Yahoo's search engine, and came across GameFAQs. It wasn't until about half a year later that I got off my fat lazy ass and asked someone what the address was. I came here, mainly looking around at the actual site itself, and eventually noticed that the message boards seemed more in-depth, and so I registered. And here my sad, pathetic, ugly, hypocrite, retarded, evil self is today. [Smile]
 
Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 03-02-2003, 02:51 PM:
 
I had some trouble finding you. The azureheights.com domain isn't working?
 
Posted by Ferquin (Member # 3269) on 03-06-2003, 01:55 PM:
 
Actually, I've known about you guys for a while, but I just never bothered registering until now.

Anyway, I've been looking for a good serious site to discuss Pokémon since UPNetwork went under. UPNetwork was okay, but a lot of the members were either children or immature jackasses. Hopefully, this place won't be the same.

Consider this my intro post.
 
Posted by Raven (Member # 3297) on 04-07-2003, 12:52 AM:
 
I remember finding Azure about a year and a half ago via PikaCharma's site. After about a year of absence, I decided to come back and check things out, and well, here I am again.
 
Posted by Windex (Member # 9) on 04-08-2003, 11:33 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Windex:
It seems I'm the first to answer! Anyhow, I found Azure Heights through a link from GreyCloak's skill/statfinder. I came, thought it was pretty cool, and well, here I am today.


awesome burn dude.
 
Posted by Thomaz (Member # 3330) on 05-07-2003, 12:56 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ferquin:
Actually, I've known about you guys for a while, but I just never bothered registering until now.

Me too, only different thing is that I had never noticed there was a Forum [Big Grin]

I found AH via GreyCloak's skill/statfinder link
 
Posted by DoomMullet (Member # 3363) on 05-07-2003, 02:40 PM:
 
I've been over at Uber since January, and every keeps talking about this place over there, so I decided to check it out.
 
Posted by Boodabonzi (Member # 2958) on 05-13-2003, 02:34 PM:
 
if you take it back further I'm the one who linked him to Uber. So if you want someone to blame. Blame me.
 
Posted by Dranze (Member # 3378) on 05-14-2003, 01:22 AM:
 
I found out about this place in #pokebattle. I made an account with aol a long while ago but I never got my registration approved and I forgot what the account name or aol email address was.

Fast forward to a year or so and I'm here.
 
Posted by dAyWaLkEr (Member # 3343) on 05-19-2003, 01:58 PM:
 
I think Donald once posted a link a long time ago on the GameFAQS GS forum

When I lost that link, I posted a request for the link and Brian gave me one

Gotta love a site that gives you links to RuSa ROMS!
 
Posted by NotreKaens (Member # 1728) on 05-22-2003, 05:05 AM:
 
I found the site with my quasi-sneaky ways. But I do not compare to the master.
 
Posted by starCaliber (Member # 268) on 05-23-2003, 02:16 AM:
 
the master is still banned
 
Posted by McPuff (Member # 679) on 06-12-2003, 02:31 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Blank Visage o¿o:
To be honest, I really can't remember where I heard about this site. I had an older account but I didn't post that much. Then I lost interest in Pokémon for a few months. A little while ago I thought I'd give it another whirl and started playing again. I went back to my first ever pokémon site/forum, and then I remembered how good Azure was. I came back and re-registered and here I am.

wow that's me..a year and a half ago [Embarrassed] [Eek!]
 
Posted by Mere Scrub (Member # 3426) on 07-03-2003, 02:34 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Dranze:
I found out about this place in #pokebattle.

Same here, though I haven't been there in months. I made an account here out of boredom a while ago, but I only posted like two or three times.

Btw, do you know where #pokebattle has gone now that MD is on the b0rk?
 
Posted by Donald (Member # 1551) on 07-03-2003, 03:01 PM:
 
irc.freedomirc.net is the temp server, IIRC

If .net doesn't work, try .com
 
Posted by TeLeFonE (Member # 2293) on 07-12-2003, 10:55 PM:
 
Well, let's see...

I discovered pokemon on the internet about 2 years ago.. a few months after I had moved and gotten the internet set up and the computer working. I had played pokemon since my friend showed me his Blue version back in the 7th grade during play practice after school. (I still remember that for some reason) I never actually learned how to truely battle, though. Anyway, I was extremely bored after beating gold so many times and I was sick of my blue version as well. I found Donald's FAQ somehow and learned some standard movesets from his recommended moveset section. Shortly after, I found TPM and flashed my standard set pokemon around there for a while. Learned of IRC battling and found the board name Azure Heights mentioned in some tournament post. I searched it out and found the link here. I discovered that everything was RBY focused, but checked out the message board to see if GS was also here. It was. I registered. And here I am with my damn newbie nick from 2 years ago. >:[
 
Posted by Dark_Togetic (Member # 3418) on 07-13-2003, 03:52 PM:
 
Well, I discovered this site a long ago...
Searching for Pokémon sites, I found PokéTech, and its "Breeding center", which served me as a guide for training Pokémon for like 3 months. One day, I checked the center and it was dead, all left was a message saying that most information there was wrong, and closed it because some forum had better information. The link led me to Azure Heights. Since then, I started reading these forums, and finally decided to (or managed to) register.
Too bad the PokéTech site disspareared. Somehow I miss it. And somehow I started a league and a site attempting to revive PokéTech...
 
Posted by Tenshi no Myu (Member # 1120) on 07-25-2003, 04:00 PM:
 
I forget how I found the forum...I just remember that it totally changed my view of the game. I didn't know it could be so deep before I saw what was going on here.

I registered toward the middle of R/B/Y, and was most active in the early G/S period. I'm was reduced to lurking for about a year and a half, when my interest in G/S tapered off.
Now that I'm getting Ruby I'll be lurking (and maybe posting) more often.

I know some people here know me from my old Mew webshrine, but I don't remember their names. ^^

[ 07-25-2003, 04:02 PM: Message edited by: Tenshi no Myu ]
 
Posted by Atma (Member # 689) on 07-27-2003, 10:50 PM:
 
1. Long ago, in the lost days, this was an archaic world which amused the humans that lived there, but not higher creatures.
2. And then, an an exceedinlgy dull day, mighty Houou said "Let there be technology!
3. And there was technology, and He was pleased.
4. But verily, the adaptation of men was a slow process. A hundred years pased, and then another hundred, and hundred more, and Houou's great patience was weaning.
5. And so, great Houou spoke forth, "Let there be electricity!"
6. And electricity was discovered, and he was pleased once more.
7. And the planet's technology evolved faster with electricity. And Houou entertained the masses with a magical Lapras, or as humankind called her, the Loch Ness monster.
8. But after half a hundred years, the people still had failed to entertain them in the destined way, and Houou spoke forth, "let there be computers!"
9. And computers was created, which hastened the humankind once more.
10. And ten years passed as the computers shrunk, and a would-be sage claimed that there would be no market for computers, and Houou laughed.
11. And the computers continued to shrunk after another ten years, and yet ten more.
12. And finally, humankind saw Houou's destiny, for they had begun to connect computers to another.
13. And another ten years passed, and another ten more, and finally the computer networks were combined into one great network known as "the internet."
14. And Houou saw it, and knew it was good, for humans had continued his unstoppable legacy.
15. And after the centuries thast Houou had waited, the humans created a magical site called "Azure Heights", and Houou salkuted them, and set it as His website in the computer He has kept in the heavens for so long...

- excerpted from Houou's Legacy
 
Posted by Dark_Herakurosu (Member # 1677) on 07-28-2003, 03:00 AM:
 
But woe! For not all was as the great Houou saw fit. For in this hallowed place a great schism was formed. One of Houou's own creations sought to deform the already established principles and teachings of Goddish. Thus there were flaming battles! And war, and SPNAK, ensued. On and on the battle raged, and Mewtwo's Cheapness reigned. Then all the residents of Azure stood still! And harked! For the heavens cracked open and the almighty Goddish spread forth a new era, and with His mighty foot booted the false messiah out of Azure, nevar to return. And heretoforth all residents of Azure, white or white, band together to fight forces beyond ordinary recognition, and Houou was proud.
 
Posted by Miko (Member # 3504) on 09-11-2003, 08:01 AM:
 
Hello ^-^ I found out about this place from IceHawk78 ^-^
 
Posted by Pokewaterking (Member # 3509) on 09-11-2003, 03:44 PM:
 
Thanks to dogpile.com I was looking for an answer to my question and here is where it took me [Smile] , along with a few other sites such as pokemasters.net, and Nintendos Official site. Hope science lab here gets updated soon, looks pretty cool for the old pokemon.
 
Posted by Blue Seed (Member # 3471) on 09-13-2003, 05:34 PM:
 
A friend of mine told me about this place. He said I could come here as long as I didn't feed the bears. I can't stop feeding them. Oh, God...

[ 09-13-2003, 05:34 PM: Message edited by: Blue Seed ]
 
Posted by Archaic (Member # 2523) on 09-29-2003, 07:51 AM:
 
Signed up yonks ago after originally discovering it back when it was just starting, but I didn't play the games much, so I never really started visiting on a regular basis. Just happened to find the bookmark in my IE, thought "Hey, I was looking for some good games players!", and clicked. 'Lo and behold, the old girl's still here.
 
Posted by Dredite (Member # 33) on 10-07-2003, 08:03 PM:
 
I dunno, I just kinda stumbled in one day, lost, and found myself on the Founders page.

Weird, huh?
 
Posted by Jolteon X (Member # 284) on 10-19-2003, 12:54 PM:
 
arent you the guy who got head while playing pokemon
 
Posted by Masterchief1011 (Member # 3552) on 11-09-2003, 12:58 PM:
 
i forgot how i got here, but azure heights doesnt like me when i post my password incorrectly
 
Posted by IDLon2000 (Member # 3556) on 11-20-2003, 01:13 AM:
 
White Cat's site. Its pretty hard not to notice.
 
Posted by ~Steel Arcanine~ (Member # 1642) on 11-20-2003, 03:16 PM:
 
I dont know...I think a link to the site was in someone's sig at pojo -_-;
 
Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 02-03-2004, 12:51 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jolteon X:
arent you the guy who got head while playing pokemon

if he's mu then yah
 
Posted by ieR2 (Member # 3934) on 12-21-2006, 11:04 AM:
 
Is this technically the oldest topic?

 
Posted by Face (Member # 1916) on 03-07-2007, 08:48 PM:
 
Yes, it is old, but there are older topics I think.
 
Posted by ieR2 (Member # 3934) on 02-17-2008, 07:40 AM:
 
oh
 
Posted by Godzilla07 (Member # 4157) on 01-21-2009, 03:52 PM:
 
I found you looking for pokemon equations and by god my friend and I were lucky to find you, and we also have questions, but I will send those later, but thank you for this site.

~Scotts Penis

quote:
Originally posted by JT Toad:
Just curious...how did you find Azure Heights?

I've recently visited a couple web forums I'd never seen before and it was amazing how much some people didn't know.

After reading alt.games.nintendo.pokemon for a while, it seemed like most everyone had the basics down, but there's a whole world out there that still believes in old wives tales like "catch a Pokemon as early as possible" and "waiting to evolve your Pokemon later will make it stronger".



 
Posted by Jim Bond (Member # 4206) on 08-04-2009, 09:55 PM:
 
Random googling...
 
Posted by iamepic (Member # 4230) on 03-01-2010, 01:33 PM:
 
Ask the 'whitecat'
 
Posted by Macks (Member # 4140) on 08-09-2010, 05:41 AM:
 
From stalking Mr.E
 
Posted by ][ Candy (Member # 214) on 01-31-2011, 11:01 AM:
 
A website called Euro Asia Game Boy (EAGB), ages ago.
 
Posted by Fish (Member # 267) on 04-14-2011, 04:29 AM:
 
11 years later, I just got your username.
 
Posted by Mr.E (Member # 696) on 06-02-2011, 11:58 AM:
 
whose? >:o
 
Posted by Face (Member # 1916) on 06-05-2011, 09:28 PM:
 
Probably Mick_hale. [That Guy]
 
Posted by MegaScythe (Member # 1097) on 06-24-2011, 06:16 AM:
 
Through an interview I read with Ian Garvey. He said that this place had a lot to do with his understanding of balancing and movesets. Then I quickly found out that no one here cared about Pokemon. Mostly Counterstrike and top ten listings of their favorite things. Also, putting one another down
 
Posted by Face (Member # 1916) on 04-01-2012, 10:39 PM:
 
Ian garvey isn't that special. I mean, of course he is the champion of RBY, but let's get real; no one had the guts to stand up to him, though he was too standard for his own good, and possibly cheated his way to the top. I mean, his movesets today would be blown out of the water by any of the Smogon sets, though I have my own way of battling, which now includes an Arceus, though that's my main weapon. I would also argue that most of the people on here who put each other down are also big time computer savvy people who wouldn't dare say the kind of stuff they say on here in real life to people who are complete strangers.
 
Posted by Fish (Member # 267) on 05-26-2012, 10:39 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Face:
Ian garvey isn't that special. I mean, of course he is the champion of RBY, but let's get real; no one had the guts to stand up to him, though he was too standard for his own good, and possibly cheated his way to the top. I mean, his movesets today would be blown out of the water by any of the Smogon sets, though I have my own way of battling, which now includes an Arceus, though that's my main weapon. I would also argue that most of the people on here who put each other down are also big time computer savvy people who wouldn't dare say the kind of stuff they say on here in real life to people who are complete strangers.

Every once in a while, I find myself checking the old stomping ground to see if there is any worthwhile forum content. Sadly, I find that half the posts made in the last few months seem to have been made by you. I then find myself devoting way too much thought to whether you are the most diligent troll in internet history, or just that damn slow. I have yet to solve the mystery.
 
Posted by Face (Member # 1916) on 06-03-2012, 03:17 PM:
 
Yet another stupid post made by the king of double standards. Fish, you really outdo yourself by saying I'm a troll when in those months that you've checked, I've never grilled, not even once. But leave it up to an arrogant and rude azurian to mistake decency and etiquette for a troll post.
 
Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 09-10-2012, 05:17 PM:
 
I grilled some veggies and teriyaki chicken over the summer. It was pretty good for someone who didn't know wtf they were doing.
 


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