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18th Mar '17 6:15:31 PM nombretomado
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28th Feb '17 11:50:40 AM dancnbna
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has the unique problem in that the frustration-causing random drop is more often than not the Pokémon themselves. Some appear very rarely in the wild, with 1-in-20 odds or worse. The frustration is compounded by the fact that you have to weaken these monsters without defeating them, as well as hoping they've got the right gender, nature, etc. Chansey (and the Lucky Egg it may carry), Feebas (which only appears in 6 or 4 fishing tiles depending on the game, out of 212 or 50) and Munchlax (0.3% chance of appearing in 4 specific Honey Trees) are the most famous ones. This really comes to a head in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', where most of the Pokémon that debut in this game are rare, with a 10% encounter rate or less. A returning favorite, Salamence, can be found in the wild in the first quarter of the game--but you'll have to find Bagon first, which has a 1% encounter rate, then provoke it into an SOS Battle where it calls allies to help (but not always, and the allies don't always appear when called), where Salamence has a 1% summon rate. You may spend less time catching that Bagon and leveling it up until it evolves into Salamence than you would finding that wild Salamence.

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the unique problem in that the frustration-causing random drop is more often than not the Pokémon themselves. Some appear very rarely in the wild, with 1-in-20 odds or worse. The frustration is compounded by the fact that you have to weaken these monsters without defeating them, as well as hoping they've got the right gender, nature, etc. Chansey (and the Lucky Egg it may carry), Feebas (which only appears in 6 or 4 fishing tiles depending on the game, out of 212 or 50) and Munchlax (0.3% chance of appearing in 4 specific Honey Trees) are the most famous ones. This really comes to a head in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', where most of the Pokémon that debut in this game are rare, with a 10% encounter rate or less. A returning favorite, Salamence, can be found in the wild in the first quarter of the game--but you'll have to find Bagon first, which has a 1% encounter rate, then provoke it into an SOS Battle where it calls allies to help (but not always, and the allies don't always appear when called), where Salamence has a 1% summon rate. You may spend less time catching that Bagon and leveling it up until it evolves into Salamence than you would finding that wild Salamence.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has the Advanced Art Books, which are required to fully level up each character's Arts. The drop rates for these books are, at the absolute most, 15%, with the majority at single-digit percentages and a few lower than 1%. Which enemies drop them? [[GuideDangIt You'll have to look it up]]. Fortunately, every time you defeat an enemy that drops an advanced art book, the contents of the treasure chest dropped by the enemy aren't determined until you open them. Even better, every time you [[SaveScumming reset the game to try again]], there's a chance the enemy might respawn if it was a [[BossInMookClothing Unique Monster]], giving you more chances. Unique Monsters always drop gold chests, which contain Advanced Art Books, which further helps. It's definitely a grind, especially if the enemy with the highest chance of dropping the art book is very powerful, but you have a lot going for you.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has a mechanic with armor and weapon drops where an enemy has a chance to drop a piece of equipment above the tier they would normally fall into. For example, a level 38 enemy could rarely drop a Worn Forza armor piece (normally Advanced Valor) or a level 62 enemy could rarely drop an Ultra Nebulan ranged weapon (normally Ultra Cosmic). This happens to be the only way to obtain certain sets of Ultra Regal and Ultra Infinite-tier armor or tier-6 Skell Weapons, as some enemies do not have any species found in the level 61-65 or 66+ range (such as no level 61-65 Ictuses for UR Sakuraba Industries light, no level 66+ Auravises for UI Orphean Technologies medium, or no level 61+ Shrads for Busters).
20th Feb '17 5:57:21 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has the Trader's Card, an item that greatly increases the chance of getting rare drops. It is [[GuideDangIt very easy]] [[LostForever to miss forever]] and there are some items that will ''only'' drop if you have the Trader's Card.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has the Trader's Card, an item that greatly increases the chance of getting rare drops. It is [[GuideDangIt very easy]] [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent to miss forever]] and there are some items that will ''only'' drop if you have the Trader's Card.
27th Jan '17 8:04:04 PM Steven
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* Dropped money. It's not uncommon to find coins like pennies, nickels, or even quarters lying around your home or even in the street, but if you find something like a $5 bill or higher, count yourself lucky. Same for money you left in your pockets or wallet/pocketbook.

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* Dropped money. It's not uncommon to find coins like pennies, nickels, or even quarters lying around your home or even in the street, but if you find something like a $5 bill or higher, count yourself lucky. Same for money you left in your pockets or wallet/pocketbook. Vending machines that give change in coins may sometimes give out more money than intended or the tray for said coins may have leftover change from the last user who forgot to pick up their change. Count yourself lucky if this happens to you and consider yourself even luckier if the found change is enough to get you a snack or drink from the machine.
23rd Jan '17 6:09:23 PM magicalfeyfenny
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has multiple drops for many high-tier enemies, with one item typically being much rarer to drop than others. Rare drops are the only way to obtain multiple copies of Ribbons, rare spells like Osmose and Confuse, [[InfinityMinusOneSword the Infinity-1 Weapons]], and [[ArmorOfInvincibility Genji armor]]. Of note is the Rune Axe; the Generals it drops from are only found in the Cyclone, and that dungeon [[PermanentlyMissableContent disappears on completion]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has multiple drops for many high-tier enemies, with one item typically being much rarer to drop than others. Rare drops are the only way to obtain multiple copies of Ribbons, rare spells like Osmose and Confuse, [[InfinityMinusOneSword the Infinity-1 Weapons]], and [[ArmorOfInvincibility Genji armor]]. Of note is are the Rune Axe; Axe and the Generals it drops Osmose spell; the monsters they drop from are only found in the Palmecia's Colosseum, Castle, and Cyclone, and that dungeon all of which [[PermanentlyMissableContent disappears on completion]].disappear when the final dungeon appears]].
23rd Jan '17 6:04:26 PM magicalfeyfenny
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has multiple drops for many high-tier enemies, with one item typically being much rarer to drop than others. Rare drops are the only way to obtain multiple copies of Ribbons, rare spells like Osmose and Confuse, [[InfinityMinusOneSword the Infinity-1 Weapons]], and [[ArmorOfInvincibility Genji armor]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has multiple drops for many high-tier enemies, with one item typically being much rarer to drop than others. Rare drops are the only way to obtain multiple copies of Ribbons, rare spells like Osmose and Confuse, [[InfinityMinusOneSword the Infinity-1 Weapons]], and [[ArmorOfInvincibility Genji armor]]. Of note is the Rune Axe; the Generals it drops from are only found in the Cyclone, and that dungeon [[PermanentlyMissableContent disappears on completion]].
17th Jan '17 9:19:39 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has the unique problem in that the frustration-causing random drop is more often than not the Pokémon themselves. Some appear very rarely in the wild, with 1-in-20 odds or worse. The frustration is compounded by the fact that you have to weaken these monsters without defeating them, as well as hoping they've got the right gender, nature, etc. Chansey (and the Lucky Egg it may carry), Feebas (which only appears in 6 or 4 fishing tiles depending on the game, out of 212 or 50) and Munchlax (0.3% chance of appearing in 4 specific Honey Trees) are the most famous ones .

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has the unique problem in that the frustration-causing random drop is more often than not the Pokémon themselves. Some appear very rarely in the wild, with 1-in-20 odds or worse. The frustration is compounded by the fact that you have to weaken these monsters without defeating them, as well as hoping they've got the right gender, nature, etc. Chansey (and the Lucky Egg it may carry), Feebas (which only appears in 6 or 4 fishing tiles depending on the game, out of 212 or 50) and Munchlax (0.3% chance of appearing in 4 specific Honey Trees) are the most famous ones .ones. This really comes to a head in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', where most of the Pokémon that debut in this game are rare, with a 10% encounter rate or less. A returning favorite, Salamence, can be found in the wild in the first quarter of the game--but you'll have to find Bagon first, which has a 1% encounter rate, then provoke it into an SOS Battle where it calls allies to help (but not always, and the allies don't always appear when called), where Salamence has a 1% summon rate. You may spend less time catching that Bagon and leveling it up until it evolves into Salamence than you would finding that wild Salamence.


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* Except for a handful of the earliest machines, all pinball machines with a random award (often called a Mystery Award) have different odds of obtaining different gifts. Though the possible awards vary from machine to machine and are integrated to each machine's rules, nearly all of them have their rarest awards be Multiball (instantly begins a multiball mode), Extra Ball (allows you to play one more ball before the game ends), and Special (depends on the operator's settings but is a free game by default). That being said, some machines, such as ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'', allow the owner to adjust the probabilities of individual random awards occurring, but if left alone, the odds between these three combined has never exceeded 10% (with the Special most commonly being at 1%).
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19th Nov '16 4:06:28 PM TriggerLoaded
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* ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'' is already unusual with enemies having a random chance of dropping ammunition for your weapons, (Unlike ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', where enemies programmed to drop ammunition would always do so.) but a handful of creatures would occasionally drop valuable artifacts instead of ammo. Notably, the fairly common Disciples of D'Sparil had a rare chance of dropping a useful [[QuadDamage Tome of Power.]]
5th Nov '16 7:15:14 AM GM_3826
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** The enigmatic Mirage Island of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]! Every day a number between 0 and 65535 is generated. In order to access the island, you have to have a Pokémon in your party with a personality value of which the first two bytes match the number of the day. Did we mention that the Personality Value of a Pokémon can be anywhere from 0 to 4,294,967,295? The only thing worthwhile about Mirage Island is a particularly rare berry tree.

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** The enigmatic Mirage Island of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]! Every day a number between 0 and 65535 is generated. In order to access the island, you have to have a Pokémon in your party with a personality value of which the first two bytes match that matches the number of the day. Did we mention that the Personality Value of a Pokémon can be anywhere from 0 to 4,294,967,295? The only thing worthwhile about Mirage Island is a particularly rare berry tree.
5th Nov '16 7:14:27 AM GM_3826
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** The enigmatic Mirage Island of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]! Every day a number between 0 and 65535 is generated. In order to access the island, you have to have a Pokémon in your party with a personality value of which the first two digits match the number of the day. Did we mention that the Personality Value of a Pokémon can be anywhere from 0 to 4,294,967,295? The only thing worthwhile about Mirage Island is a particularly rare berry tree.

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** The enigmatic Mirage Island of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]! Every day a number between 0 and 65535 is generated. In order to access the island, you have to have a Pokémon in your party with a personality value of which the first two digits bytes match the number of the day. Did we mention that the Personality Value of a Pokémon can be anywhere from 0 to 4,294,967,295? The only thing worthwhile about Mirage Island is a particularly rare berry tree.
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