2018 CHRISTMAS BASH TOURNAMENT
Hello everyone and happy holiday season! Winter and its holidays are some of the most exciting times of the year, and just like every other year, we will be having some holiday events on Hallowed Fantasy! Here's a rundown of some big things happening on the server this holiday season, starting with the return of our yearly Christmas Bash tournament:

Last month's Turkey Bowl tournament was a big success, and December 2018 will feature another tournament just like it! The Christmas Bash event returns for 1 day only this year, and it is a 6v6 50-Cap OU Tier tournament that features amazing prizes, but with a special rule! This rule is that players must use at least 1 Ice-type Pixelmon on their team during the tournament. This Pixelmon can be any Ice-type that is not in the Uber tier.

This year's Christmas Bash will take place on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, at 4:00 PM CST. The grand prize for this tournament is $100 Hallowed Fantasy store credit and a Christmas-texture Pixelmon of your choice! You can view all of the prizes, rules, and registration for this tournament at the following link: https://www.hallowedfantasy.com/forum/m/45008785/viewthread/32381941-ranked-50cap-6v6-ou-tier-christmas-bash-tournament-12222018/

ELITE 4 FINALLY RELEASED!
After a year of planning, Hallowed Fantasy's Elite 4 is now open for all Ace Trainers! Anyone that has all 8 player gym badges may challenge the Elite 4 in-game at /warp Elite4. Our Elite 4 is based on Generations, meaning that each Elite 4 member uses a team based on a specific Pokémon generation/region and may only use Pixelmon introduced in that generation, such as Mewtwo for Generation 1. Our Elite 4 differs from the player gyms by allowing each player (the leader and the challenger) to use 1 Uber tier Pixelmon on their team. Additionally, our Elite 4 level cap is 100 rather than the standard 50 for the gyms. The rules for challenging and battling the Elite 4 are as follows:

  • You must have beaten all 8 player gyms in order to challenge an Elite 4 member.
  • The leader and the challenger may both use 1 Uber tier Pixelmon each. Their other Pixelmon must be in the OU tier or below.
  • Standard Hallowed Fantasy battling rules and clauses apply.
  • You may challenge the Elite 4 members in whichever order you want.
  • You will receive a badge for defeating an Elite 4 member and you will need 4 badges total to battle the Hallowed Champion.
  • Should you lose to an Elite 4 member or the Champion, you will lose all of your Elite 4 badges and will have to restart your challenges.
  • You will receive a 6IV exclusive Midnight Mewtwo and $200,000 in-game money from defeating the Hallowed Champion after defeating the 4 Elite 4 members.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REWARDS
To celebrate Christmas and the days leading up to it, we have added a new set of 25 days of daily rewards that you can claim in-game with __/dr take__ which will reward you for playing on our server on consecutive days! These new rewards include a 5IV Christmas Shuckle, Christmas Misdreavus, Hallowed Spirit Weavile, and Christmas Regigigas along with many more awesome items and keys! Check them out in-game with /dr show!

NEW CHRISTMAS TEXTURED PIXELMON
Like every other month this year, we have also added new textures to our Hallowed Textures Resource Pack, most of which are Winter and/or Christmas-themed! Here's a list of what has been added:

  • Arctic Flareon
  • Arctic Rabbit Azumarill (idea credit goes to Greekola)
  • Christmas Arceus
  • Krampus Gogoat (idea credit goes to minuspluse)
  • Primal Palkia (idea credit goes to Shy_Alpha_Bwee)
  • Rainbow Magikarp
  • Snow Dragon Noivern
  • Snow Owl Noctowl
  • Snowy Misdreavus
  • Snowy Mismagius
  • Updated versions of Christmas Shuckle and Regigigas
  • Yeti Slaking

NEW RESOURCE PACK UPDATES & NEW TECHNIC PACK VERSION
All of the skins above have been added to our Resource Pack & Technic Pack which you can download from the following links:
Technic Launcher: https://www.technicpack.net/modpack/hallowed-fantasy-reforged.1278515

Resource Pack: https://www.hallowedfantasy.com/forum/m/45008785/viewthread/30815755-how-to-use-our-official-resource-pack

NEW EXCLUSIVE MOVE TUTOR & ABILITY SWAP ADDITIONS
To go along with our new textures, we have also added some new Hallowed Fantasy-exclusive Move Tutors and Ability Swaps! For those unaware, these are additions or changes to existing Pixelmon where we give them a move they don't normally learn or an Ability they don't normally get to make them better and more competitively viable. You can find a list of all available changes here: https://www.hallowedfantasy.com/wiki/m/46288037/page/List_of_HF_Pixelmon_Changes
 
Here's a list of the new ones:

  • Flareon now gets access to the moves Sacred Fire, Wild Charge, & Crunch) and has a new Ability in Fur Coat
  • Noctowl has had its typing changed to Psychic/Flying instead of Normal/Flying
  • Noctowl now gets access to the moves Heal Bell & Calm Mind and has a new Ability in Fur Coat
  • Spiritomb now has a new Ability in Intimidate
  • Steelix (Mega) has had its Sand Force Ability changed to Sheer Force
  • Slaking has a new Ability in Pressure
  • Regigigas has a new Ability in Pressure

Misc. Changes

  • Added Christmas-textured Pixelmon to the website shop until January 1st, 2019.
  • Cleaned up the textures section of the website shop and added new purchase options for each textured Pixelmon, making them available in a drop-down menu rather than each with their own icon. You can still view the Pixelmon in-game at one of the Hallowed Textures warps.
  • Reigigigas has been moved to our official Uber Tier list as a result of its new Ability.
  • Slaking has been moved to our official Uber Tier list as a result of its new Ability.
  • Many other updates that we forgot to track for the changelog.

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Event Schedule (12/2/2018 - 12/8/2018)

Monday (12/3/2018)
Legendary Monday (2x increased Legendary Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Tuesday (12/4/2018)
Shiny Charm Tuesday (3x increased Shiny Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Wednesday (12/5/18)
Boss Spawn Wednesday (3x increased Boss Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Thursday (12/6/18)
Giveaway event in the Official Hallowed Fantasy Discord server

Friday (12/7/18)
Ranked Level 50-Cap 6v6 OU Tier Singles Tournament at 6:00 PM Central Time. Click me to see rules, prizes, and registration for this tournament.

Saturday (11/10/18)
BIG DIG event at 2:00 PM Central Time +

Ranked Level 100-Cap 3v3 Uber Tier Singles Tournament at 3:00 PM Central Time. Click me to see rules, prizes, and registration for this tournament.

Hallowed Fantasy's Pixelmon server will be offline starting at 3:00 PM EST (15:00) November 17th (Saturday) to an undetermined time on November 18 (Sunday). This is due to our server hosting service receiving a network upgrade which should increase connection to the server for some players.

We will post here again and will notify everyone in our Discord server when the maintenance has completed.

UPDATE: The maintenance has been completed!

2018 TURKEY BOWL TOURNAMENT
On November 24th, 2018, at 4:00 PM Central Time, Hallowed Fantasy's best competitive battlers will have the chance to battle it out for $30 store credit, exclusive-texture Pixelmon, $150,00 in-game money, and more in our 2nd Annual TURKEY BOWL Tournament! This tournament will be a standard 50-Cap 6v6 contested under OU Tier rules, with the top 3 players getting amazing prizes. This is one of Hallowed Fantasy's biggest tournaments of the year alongisde the Hallowed Cup, Valentine's Versus, and Christmas Bash tournaments. The player who wins this year's Turkey Bowl will gain infamy by having their head placed in our Hall of Fame when it is open for everyone.

Additionally, everyone who enters the Turkey Bowl will receive $5,000 in-game cash and a 5IV Autumn-form Deerling.

You may view all of the rules, prizes, and information for this year's Turkey Bowl by clicking this link.

CRATES & DAILY REWARDS RETURN
We are excited to announce that Vote Crates have finally returned to the server and have been revamped from the ground up! We have switched to a new crates plugin called TeslaCrates and have added new crates in addition to our previous Vote Crates and Legendary Crates, bringing the total up to 7 crates. There are new Hallowed Aura, Battle, Common Texture, Mega Stone, and Daily Crates. Vote Crates and Legendary Crates have also had their rewards completely redone, with their new versions containing a lot more rare and exciting items, including keys for the other crates for Vote, and new exclusive textures such as Primal Dialga and Midnight Ho-Oh for Legendary. We will also be regularly updating these crates to include new textures each month!

Click here or punch crates in-game to see what they contain!

The Daily Rewards plugin has also returned to the server, now featuring Daily Crate Keys, Beast Balls, and more as part of the Daily log-in rewards. Starting in December, you will also be able to obtain Winter-themed Crate Keys from these log-in rewards.

Server Updates Changelog (11/4/2018)

Technic Pack Changes

Misc. Changes

  • Updated the Hallowed Textures Resource Pack to include 15 new textures, 11 of which are Halloween-themed. You must install this new version of the resource pack to see these textures in-game.
  • Added the TeslaCrates plugin
  • Re-added the Daily Rewards plugin
  • Updated SpongeForge version
  • Updated LuckPerms version
  • Added AquaCensor plugin to censor various inappropriate words and phrases
  • Added RandomLeg plugin that features an Admin command for giving players random Legendary Pixelmon
  • Added custom HallowedBomb plugin (thanks to zThana for developing it!) that features an Admin command to give everyone online a random Shiny Pixelmon
  • Added clickable warps to every gym in /gyms
  • Added clickable challenger warps to every gym in /gyms (you will be teleported to this area upon challenge if you are the challenger)
  • Added clibkable leader warps to every gym in /gyms (you will be teleported to this area upon challenge if you are the leader)
  • All Hallowed Texture Pixelmon donations and Ditto donations are now automatic
  • Added variables to let users select IVs, natures, pokeballs, and sizes for each Hallowed Texture Pixelmon and Ditto (for Legendary and Master Trainer to Legendary upgrade ranks)
  • Added 1 Legendary Crate Key to the website shop
  • Added 20 Vote Crate Keys to the website shop
  • Added 1 Hallowed Aura Crate Keys to the website shop
  • Split the SafariZone into 4 separate warps to reduce lag:
    • /warp SafariZoneForest
    • /warp SafariZoneIce
    • /warp SafariZoneMesa
    • /warp SafariZoneRiver
  • Removed Dunsparce's Multiscale HF-excusive Ability Swap.
  • Removed Raticate's Tough Claws HF-excusive Ability Swap.
  • Removed Raticate's HF-excusive Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, Poison Fang, and Knock Off Move Tutor Moves. These will return for Alolan Raticate when it is added.
  • Added Simple to Dunsparce as a new exclusive Ability Swap.
  • Added Magic Bounce to Hoopa as a new exclusive Ability Swap.
  • Added Calm Mind to Dunsparce as a new exclusive Move Tutor Move.
  • Removed the Halloween-themed skins from the Website Shop (they will be back next June and October).

Resource Pack Changes

  • Added the Hallowed Textures:
    • Hallowed Spirit Mesprit
    • Hallowed Spirit Uxie
    • Hallowed Spirit Azelf
    • Hallowed Spirit Milotic
    • Hallowed Spirit Roserade
    • Halloween Blissey
    • Thanksgiving Turkey Ho-Oh
    • Thanksgiving Gourgeist
    • Midnight Articuno
    • Midnight Moltres
    • Midnight Zapdos
    • Midnight Heatran
    • Midnight Clefable
    • Christmas Beedrill
    • Christmas Mega Beedrill
  • Updated Cyber Zygarde to fix an error on its face.

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Event Schedule (11/4/2018 - 11/10/2018)

Sunday (11/4/18)
FAIRY-type Catching Contest event at /warp NationalPark! Click here for more information.

Monday (11/5/2018)
Legendary Monday (2x increased Legendary Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Tuesday (11/6/2018)
Shiny Charm Tuesday (3x increased Shiny Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Wednesday (11/7/18)
Boss Spawn Wednesday (3x increased Boss Pixelmon spawn rates for 24 hours)

Thursday (11/8/18)
Giveaway event in the Official Hallowed Fantasy Discord server

Friday (11/9/18)
Ranked Level 50-Cap 6v6 OU Tier Singles Tournament at 6:00 PM Central Time. Click me to see rules, prizes, and registration for this tournament.

Saturday (11/10/18)
BIG DIG event at 2:00 PM Central Time +

Ranked Level 50-Cap 3v3 UU Tier Singles Tournament at 3:00 PM Central Time. Click me to see rules, prizes, and registration for this tournament.

BONUS Events

ROTOM Capture Quest event (until November 9th, 2018):
Catch, breed, and/or train a Level 89 Hardy-nature Runt-sized Rotom in a Love Ball with 31 Attack IVs and 31 Defense IVs to get a SHINY Rotom with 5 perfect stat IVs (only missing Special Attack) that comes in a Cherish Ball! Click here to see more information on this Capture Quest.

Autumn Breloom Mystery Gift event:
Use the command /kit AutumnGift in-game to get a FREE SHINY BRELOOM with an Adamant Nature, Ginormous Size, a special multi-colored name, and 5 perfect stat IVs (only missing Special Attack)!

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