Older news posts go here. Oxymoron? Doesn't matter. Archiving is important.
5/12/2022: Foxfire #52: Nice. is now up on Foxfire Version.
5/7/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #18 "Office Gossip" up! Go read it!
Purple Version by Shadowstar_Freakboy added to Amber Archive. Images are somewhat reconstructed and a good amount of guesswork was involved in some things.
Purple Version's fan-version is "Lavender Version" but is unrelated to Lavender Version by Ditto.
5/5/2022: Foxfire #51: Sleeping Terrors is now up on Foxfire Version. Archive 10 up.
4/30/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #17 "A Brother On Call" up! It's good! Go read it!
No updates to Amber Version today on account of illness.
4/28/2022: Foxfire #50: Beyond the Veil is now up on Foxfire Version.
4/23/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #16 "Killing Time" up! It has development! Go read it!
Armor Version added to the Amber Archive.
Foxfire Tournament #4 / Revival Poll is up. Please vote on it! It's important!
4/21/2022: Foxfire #49: Dungeons and Darkness is now up on Foxfire Version. I've made a few minor corrections to the Foxfire Records and fixed a link in the news archives to Midnight Version.
4/16/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #15 "All Jobs Are Unbearable" up! I laughed out loud reading it, it's a good one.
Electric Version added to the Amber Archive.
4/14/2022: Foxfire #48: A PokéBattles Carol is now up on Foxfire Version to commemmorate the 23rd anniversary of Poké Battles. It's a long one and has some flashbacks to arbitrary highlights from older versions. Enjoy!
4/9/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #14 "I Like Shorts, They're Comfy and Easy to Write" up!
Midnight Version added to the Amber Archive. It has a new index page as the archived files have no links between them.
4/7/2022: Foxfire #47: Inevitable Writer's Block Joke is now up on Foxfire Version.
4/2/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #13 "Battle Between Birds" up!
No Amber update yet. The remaining versions all have difficult parts about archiving them and require substantial HTML editing to get them in order and I ran out of time. I'll try to get one up later this week, but no promises.
3/30/2022: Foxfire #46: Rambling Repercussions is now up on Foxfire Version.
3/26/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has battle #12 "Key Item" up!
Bronze Version added to the Amber Archive.
3/24/2022: Foxfire #45: Bowser is now up on Foxfire Version.
3/19/2022: Network Update: Sandy Version has Battle #11 "Joey's Journey Begins" up! It's good! Go read it!
Frost Version added to the Amber Archive.
Various UI improvements to the index page, especially at the top. To be followed later on by similar improvements. Also, Links page added to Network.
3/17/2022: Foxfire #44: Yes, this is a... is now up on Foxfire Version. That is all.
3/14/2022: JoshTheWriter on Fanfiction.net has written a multi-setting story featuring a PokéBattles segment and I've collaborated helping this happen. Pending the development of an actual links page for PokéBattles Foxfire, hopefully this weekend, you can find his workd on Fanfiction.net or on the Thousand Roads Forums. Rated T, recommended for those ages 13+.
3/12/2022: Network Update. Sandy Version has something amazing: A PokéBattles Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game. Now you too can experience what it's like to be thrown to the Narrator's mercy. Have fun!
Orange Version and Pink Version added to the Amber Archive.
3/10/2022: Foxfire #43: Battle 42, Part 2 is up on Foxfire Version.
3/5/2022: Network Update. Sandy Version has Battle #10 "Bull in a Supermarket" up. Go read it!
White Version added to the Amber Archive. It's the first taken from the older 2001 PokéBattles archive and I had to reconstruct it considerably. As such, all images I couldn't pull from the Internet Archive or elsewhere are broken, and all links except those to battles (mostly on the top) are broken as well. For broken links, no content is available. If you have additional archive sources, please share them with me!
3/3/2022: Slightly late but Foxfire #42: Battle for the Version, Part 1 is up on Foxfire Version.
2/26/2022: Network Update. Sandy Version has Battle #9 "Of Starships and Shadows" up. It's a good one, go read it!
Crimson Version added to the Amber Archive.
2/24/2022: Foxfire #41: Mew Manga Machinations is up!
Phantom #1: A Battle with Cause and Effect is up, created by Stephen / haunter-uk of Sandy Version!
Some tweaks to Phantom's submission guidelines to hopefully make them both clearer and more welcoming. You are encouraged, if you read this, to write battles and send them in!
2/23/2022: Tournament #3 has concluded. Exciting, terrifying things.
Also I am going to have to rebuild the Foxfire Arena. Again.
2/19/2022: Network Update. Sandy Version has Battle #8 "A Change of Place" up! Go read it!
Amber Archive Update. Aqua Version added to Amber Archive. This may have repercussions considering the events of the fanfic...
Tournament #3: Preliminaries have concluded. Round 1 is ongoing.
2/17/2022 (Extra): I have discovered that strawpoll.me is nonfunctional. I've replaced the link. Please vote here whether or not you did on the old. Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you.
2/17/2022: Foxfire #40: Sloth Shanty Shenanigans added to Foxfire Version.
Foxfire Tournament #3 is up! Vote for your favorite character to participate!
Finally, Foxfire Version has just passed 26,000 views.
2/12/2022: Network Update. Sandy version has Battle #7 "Hot Off The Presses" up! Go read it!
Added Indigo Version to the Amber Archive.
2/10/2022: Foxfire #39: Burying the Hatchet added to Foxfire Version.
Amber updates on Saturday from now on due to increasing technical complexity of the remaining versions.
Slightly tweaked the News Archive layout.
2/5/2022: Home. Network Update. Sandy Version has Battle #6 "Rock and Roll on Vinyl" up! Go read it!
Added Illumina Version to the Amber Archive.
2/1/2022: Foxfire #38 added to Foxfire Version early due to my likely unavailability on February 2-3. Amber update will come on Saturday with the network update.
1/29/2022: Network Update. Sandy Version has Battle #5 up! It's a battle that would not have been possible 20 years ago when the old network lived, so go read it!
1/27/2022: Foxfire #37 added to Foxfire Version. I was editing it right down to the wire. Added Lavender Version to Amber Archive. Next week's battle update is likely to be early due to real life circumstances. Also, Foxfire Version passed 20,000 views! Thank you all!
1/22/2022: Network update. Sandy Version has Battle #4 up! Added Turquoise Version to Amber Archive.
1/20/2022: Foxfire #36 added to Foxfire Version. Added Dust Version, Night Version, and most especially Dark Version to Amber Archive.
1/17/2022: Added Lithium Version and Celery Version by Ninetales and Ruby Version by deb to the Amber Archive in a fit of night fury. 25 versions left. Most of them are complicated to upload for one reason or another.
1/15/2022: Network update. Sandy Version has Battle #3 up. From now on network updates are on Saturday.
1/13/2022: Foxfire #35 is up. Viridian Version added to Amber Archive.
1/8/2022: Sandy Version has Battle #2 up! Network updated, network layout slightly updated, gonna put up excerpts of network battles on update from now on, by Thursday if not before.
Also, added Plaid Version to the Amber Archive. Its author, Diggeroney, created the 2004 archives that form the basis for most of the local Amber Version archives and many of the live or other archived links. Sadly and ironically, his own version was not saved in this particular archival process.
Also added Digital Version to the same archives.
1/6/2022: Foxfire #34 is up. Sloth Version and Slime Version added to Amber Archives.
1/1/2022: Happy New Year!! PokéBattles: Sandy Version has had its official debut! Go read it!
Foxfire Version has also passed 15,000 views. Thank you all!