Type Race

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The Type Race is a monthly Event that was added to PokéFarm on the 1st of August 2017. The Type Race page is located in the "Other Links" section of the Farm page.

A helpful guide to the Type Race Event can be found here if more information is needed.

Overview

At the beginning of every month, users are randomly assigned to one of 18 teams, each team corresponding to one of the 18 Pokémon Types. Once the 18 teams have all been cycled through, users will repeat the cycle by starting on the first team they had. Users can find out which team they are on either by visiting the Type Race page or by the symbol on their Trainer Card.

Type Race begins on the 2nd Sunday of each month and runs for 1 week. During the week of the event, users are tasked with hatching Eggs matching their team's Type to score points for their Team. Once the event period ends, prizes are awarded to all eligible participants, with an additional prize for the top three teams that scored the most points overall.

Albino chances are boosted by +20% for Eggs matching the user's team. This stacks with Z-Crystals.

As of the 8th of May 2024, during each Type Race, the V~Wave will always be Stellar-type, giving all types a +20% EXP boost. The Stellar Type V~Wave reduces the random advantage that some types get during the event and provides a global buff to everyone.[1]

Note: Users may hatch eggs matching their team's type during the Type Race without breaking their current shiny chain. If the user tries to hatch any other egg that is not matching either their chain or their team's type it will break their shiny chain.


Teams

On the first day of each month, users are assigned a type on their Trainer Card that indicates which Type Race team they are on. Users can either visit the Type Race page or view their Trainer Card to find out which team they are on.

Each team is named after the corresponding Z-Move from the official games and are as follows.

Type Name Icon
Team Breakneck Blitz
Team Inferno Overdrive
Team Hydro Vortex
Team Gigavolt Havoc
Team Bloom Doom
Team Subzero Slammer
Team All-Out Pummeling
Team Acid Downpour
Team Tectonic Rage
Team Supersonic Skystrike
Team Shattered Psyche
Team Savage Spin-Out
Team Continental Crush
Team Never-Ending Nightmare
Team Devastating Drake
Team Black Hole Eclipse
Team Corkscrew Crash
Team Twinkle Tackle

Prizes

To be eligible to receive personal or team prizes, a base score of 200 points must first be obtained. The number of points awarded for each egg hatched depends on the EHP of the egg, with one point awarded for every 5 Egg Cycles needed to hatch (1 point for every 1,280 EXP to hatch).

This event's prizes consist of both a Z-Crystal and Z-Fragments, which are earned by reaching a certain amount of points. Both prizes correspond to the user's type race team. Z-Crystals can be used to boost a user's Albino Radar per type for one day. Seven Z-Fragments can be traded in on the Albino Radar page for a full Z-Crystal.

Up to fifteen fragments may be earned as a personal goal from the event. These fragments are awarded regardless of whether the Team Goal is reached, as long as 200 points are obtained first.

The Team Rewards unlock when the team reaches 100,000 points. After unlocking the Team Rewards, all participants will be awarded up to 14 Z-Fragments. The three winning teams also receive additional fragments of the corresponding type. First place receives 4 Z-Fragments, second place receives 2 Z-Fragments, and third place receives 1 Z-Fragment. A bonus set of 7 targets ranging from 200k to 400k points are an additional challenge. Each target yields an additional Z-Fragment, so teams that clear the 400k goal will earn enough Fragments to make 2 Z-Crystals.

Team Leaders of the Type Race Team Thread will receive between 2 to 16 Z-Fragments based on the result of their team members' feedback. Team members will receive 2 Z-Fragments just for voting, even if they abstain.

Personal Goal

Below explains how many personal points are needed to earn Z-Fragments.

Points Earned Fragments
50 1
100 2
150 3
250 4
350 5
500 6
650 7
850 8
1,050 9
1,300 10
1,550 11
1,850 12
2,150 13
2,500 14
3,000 15

Team Goal

The table below explains how many team points are needed for the team to earn Z-Fragments.

Note: With the current update we are still figuring out the number of points per bar. Please bare with us as everyone is trying to figure it out. Numbers can also change on this list as more information is found.
Team Points Earned Fragments
120,000 1
140,000 2
155,000 3
170,000 4
185,000 5
195,000 6
200,000 7
220,000 8
240,000 9
270,000 10
300,000 11
330,000 12
360,000 13
400,000 14

List of Type Race Prizes

Z-Crystals

Name Icon Description
Normalium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Normal-type Eggs.
Firium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Fire-type Eggs.
Waterium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Water-type Eggs.
Electrium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Electric-type Eggs.
Grassium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Grass-type Eggs.
Icium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Ice-type Eggs.
Fightinium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Fighting-type Eggs.
Poisonium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Poison-type Eggs.
Groundium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Ground-type Eggs.
Flyinium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Flying-type Eggs.
Psychium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Psychic-type Eggs.
Buginium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Bug-type Eggs.
Rockium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Rock-type Eggs.
Ghostium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Ghost-type Eggs.
Dragonium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Dragon-type Eggs.
Darkinium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Dark-type Eggs.
Steelium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Steel-type Eggs.
Fairium Z A crystallised form of Z-Power. It can be used to boost Albino rates for Fairy-type Eggs.

Z-Fragments

Name Icon Description
Normalium Fragment A fragment of Normalium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Firium Fragment A fragment of Firiumium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Waterium Fragment A fragment of Waterium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Electrium Fragment A fragment of Electrium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Grassium Fragment A fragment of Grassium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Icium Fragment A fragment of Icium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Fightinium Fragment A fragment of Fightinium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Poisonium Fragment A fragment of Poisonium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Groundium Fragment A fragment of Groundium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Flyinium Fragment A fragment of Flyinium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Psychium Fragment A fragment of Psychium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Buginium Fragment A fragment of Buginium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Rockium Fragment A fragment of Rockium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Ghostium Fragment A fragment of Ghostium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Dragonium Fragment A fragment of Dragonium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Darkinium Fragment A fragment of Darkinium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Steelium Fragment A fragment of Steelium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.
Fairium Fragment A fragment of Fairium Z. Collect enough of these to trade in for a full Z-Crystal.

Team Threads

Type Race Team Threads allow users in the same team to connect with each other, be added to a clicklist, and interact with each other's parties. Type Race Team Threads can be located either on the Type Race page under Team Goal or in the Discussion Forums. The subforum is named Type Race Teams.

During the first week of each month, users will have a chance to become their type's Team Leader by creating a Team Thread. The Type Race Announcement thread announces when users can apply, vote, and when the team threads are open. The elected Team Leader will be visibly designated as such with an icon by their username until the end of the month.

Note: Users should double-check which team they are on before applying.


The schedule for this week is:

  • 1st to 4th: Users may post their proposed Type Race Team thread in the Type Race Setup subforum.
    • Users can create a thread for their team.
      • Only one post may be made. Multi-post setups and replying are prohibited. Editing is permitted.
  • 5th to 6th: All threads in the subforum are locked, preventing further editing. A new thread will be made by SYSTEM where one of three things may happen:
    • If nobody applies to be a team leader, the SYSTEM will auto-create a thread for the team.
    • If only one person applies to be the leader, their thread will be chosen and they will be the leader of their team by default.
    • If at least two people apply for leadership a poll is created.
      • Members of their team may then vote on which thread they want. The winner of the poll becomes the leader. Attempts to vote for another team's poll will be rejected.
  • 7th: Polls close and team threads are moved to the main forum and unlocked.
    • The thread with the most votes in a poll becomes the Type Race Team thread and leader.
    • The non-winning threads will be deleted.
    • In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by choosing at random.

Team Leaders

Team Leaders are responsible for maintaining the first post of the team's thread, monitoring the team thread, and reporting any rule-breaking for Moderators to address. Team Leaders should stay active, communicate to help boost morale, coordinate with any teammate who may volunteer to host a raffle for the team, and set an example for their teammates. They should also report issues like double-posting, unauthorised trading, and spam that may occur in their team thread.

Note: Users should not apply to be a Team Leader if they will not be active or participate in the Type Race. Team Leaders also should not try to address any rule-breaking; this would count as mini-modding, which is against the rules.
An example of the Type Race results PM.

Team Leaders will receive between 2 to 16 Z-Fragments based on the result of their team member's feedback on the first of the following month. The System will send a personal message with the Type Race results that includes information on the number of teammates, total points scored, overall rating, total Z-Fragments earned, and teammate feedback. Rewards can be collected from the Collection Area.

Note: The System might not send the message right at reset please have patience. As the example shows that Team Leader didn't get the message until 08:33:00 server time.


Voting

When the Type Race ends, team members can provide feedback by rating their team leader's performance. Was the leader engaged, enthusiastic, and inspiring? Or did they just sort of exist and leave the team members to do all the work? The rating will be aggregated. The team leader receives between 2 and 16 bonus Z-Fragments based on the result of the combined rating on the first of the following month. Team members will receive 2 Z-Fragments just for voting, even if they abstain. Honest feedback is wanted.

Team Rotation

An example of a user's team rotation.

Above the History section shows the user's team rotation. Arrows above and below an icon indicate the team user is currently on. The icons before the current team are the teams the user was on in the past while the ones after are the upcoming teams.

History

The history section shows the personal history for previous months. The table has the date, team, and personal score. If a user has been doing Type Race for over a year, it will be grouped by year. This section does not show months that the user did not participate.

Note: Type Race Team's past history information can be located here.


Trivia

  • Z-Fragments were added on the 1st of December 2017 as rewards to motivate users to participate beyond their 200-point personal goal.[2].
  • Before the 20th of June 2018:
    • There was a Community-wide Goal of 2,000,000 points instead of the current Team Goal.
    • The Winning Team Prize was a Large Gem.
    • The event originally started on the second Wednesday of the month making it overlap with two Tournaments.
      • The Tournaments were not re-rolled so that they didn't clash horribly with the Type Race.
  • Before the 1st of January 2023:
    • Only 10 Z-Fragments could be earned through a user's personal goal.
    • Team Leaders did not receive prizes nor was there an icon next to their names.
    • There wasn't a 2nd or 3rd place winning team.
    • The maximum reward was a total of 21 Z-Fragments.
    • Albino chances were not boosted for the team during the race.
  • The Team Leader Icon originally lasted until the end of Type Race.
  • Before the 1st of March 2024, there was no bonus team goals after reaching 100,000 points.

References