PUZZLE & DRAGONS: News & Updates

#1TheSocialBunnyPosted 3/20/2014 6:08:49 PM(edited)
Now that this board has grown, it looks like it's time for an official Puzzle & Dragons News thread on GameFAQs! This thread is for any and all news about Puzzle & Dragons, including monsters, dungeons and gameplay changes on all versions of the game!

Ah! In a inherently hilarious futile attempt to keep this thread as organized as possible, please limit this thread to only news updates, there's a whole message board out there for discussion and speculation that would be a shame to let go to waste after all ^_~.

Here are some popular resources to keep an eye out for late breaking PAD news:


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Official Puzzle & Dragons English Facebook Page: (https://www.facebook.com/PuzzleAndDragonsOfficial)
The official and often first place to announce new events for the US side of PAD!

Puzzle & Dragons Z Database: (http://www.puzzledragonx.com/)
Contains a constantly updated schedule for events, Godfests and limited time dungeons, as well as a complete database with info on virtually everything you could imagine in PAD. Be sure to visit if you just started!

Puzzle & Dragons English Wikia: (http://pad.wikia.com/)
Similar to the above, but can often provide additional informational on updates or schedule updates ahead of time.

Puzzle & Dragons News: (http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/)
News website for Puzzle & Dragons that is often on the frontier of covering up to the minute PAD news!

Puzzle & Dragons Forum News & Updates:
(http://www.puzzleanddragonsforum.com/showthread.php?tid=33085)
Updates from our good friends over at the official English Puzzle & Dragons forum! Ah! Please don't post in that specific thread if it's not actually news though, that drives them nuts ^_~.


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Official Puzzle & Dragons Update Website: (http://mobile.gungho.jp/news/pad/update.html)
If you can read Japanese, it doesn't come any fresher than this!

YamaP's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaikeYamamoto/
Except for this! Fresher than fresh! Comments and teasers straight from the producer of PAD!

pad_sexy's Twitter Updates: (https://twitter.com/pad_sexy)
A source for absurdly early PAD news! Sometimes with cute pictures!


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A post reviewing recent news to hit PAD will follow below this:
#2TheSocialBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2014 6:33:00 PM(edited)
*The majority of the latest updates apply currently only to the Japanese version, but will be likely to eventually integrate into other versions in the near future

3/20/2014: Twin Dragons Dungeon
http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/20/new-twin-dragon-dungeon-coming-324

3/20/2014: Sandalphon Descended!
http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/20/sandalphon-descended-dungeon-coming-327

3/20/2014: Wood Flower Dragon, Red Odin Tamadra and More New Monsters!
http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/20/new-monster-leader-active-skills-revealed-including-twin-dragons-odin-tamadora

3/20/2014: Three Kingdom Monsters & More! (Now Updated with More)
http://pad.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Chartheblade/More_JP_news

3/19/2014: More Skill Balance Changes
http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/20/monster-skill-updates-coming-320

3/19/2014: Skill/Awoken Skill Adjustments
http://www.puzzledragonx.com/en/news.asp?nid=51

3/19/2014: Gaia Descended! (Plus more details on Gaia)
http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/13/new-god-gaia-skills-stats-revealed

3/13/2014: Patch 6.4.2 Update Notes (US)
http://www.puzzledragonx.com/en/news.asp?nid=48

5/05/2014: Ultimates for Kirin, SoD Lucifer, Light Metatron, the Sengoku, Mythical Beasts and More!
http://pad.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Flyingstraightup/Tons_of_ult_evos_are_coming!_(for_JP)
#3Patapon706Posted 3/24/2014 8:06:51 AM
Ancient Dragons are up, but get them quick: They're only weekly!
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#4Leo7Posted 3/24/2014 10:23:13 AM
Today's update has Hera-Beorc, ult Siren and ult Lilith data.

Also, apparently the ROA Collab dungeon data was in today's update, so we're probably getting that dungeon soon.

Which annoys me cause my low cost team isn't ready yet :(. I might have to stone to get it ready.
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#5TheSocialBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 3/24/2014 1:22:11 PM(edited)
New info on Sandalphon's Descend debut in Japan! It's a restricted dungeon, but with a twist! The condition is that multiples of the same monster can't be used on the same team, which makes my double Byakko team a sad little basket of kittens X_x.

http://www.puzzleanddragonsnews.com/2014/03/24/sandalphon-descended-restrictions-announced

Looks like we're going to have to get a little creative with our pairings! When in double, the good ol' Tri-Color Chinese God + Isis, Kirin/UmiYama + Horus or Bastet + Kushinada combinations should do the trick... assuming it doesn't have some ridiculous anti-spike team counter-measure. ^_~ Apparently, the dungeon only comes in one flavor of difficulty, and that means if it's following the trend that other Descends like Athena and Zeus have set, that flavour will most likely be Mythical.
#6TheSocialBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 3:45:46 AM
New version 6.4.3 (For IOS) now live for Puzzle & Dragons (English)!

The new update is considered a minor "optional" patch and will not require the game servers to go into the usual maintenance.

Patch Notes:
-Fixed Minor Bugs
-Other miscellaneous improvements

You should be able to find and install the new update from the usual App Store on IOS ^_~. For more info, check out the really long link below:

http://www.facebook.com/PuzzleAndDragonsOfficial/photos/a.532262196802377.135063.484776928217571/807952149233379/?type=1
#7infinitexxPosted 3/25/2014 6:10:50 AM
For Sandalphon, you can use different evolutions of the same monster if you wish, so one could use Soul Guardian and Incarnation Byakko.
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#8TheSocialBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 5:47:54 PM(edited)
Tevvie on the Puzzle & Dragons Forums was able to dig up the artwork for unevolved Sandalphon! Complete with helmet and big shiny floating keys!

http://www.puzzleanddragonsforum.com/showthread.php?tid=33086&pid=414597#pid414597
#9infinitexxPosted 3/25/2014 8:00:48 PM
*30 Million Worldwide/3 Million North America Downloads Event*
[Duration]: 3/28 (Fri), midnight - 4/10 (Thurs), 11:59 PM (PDT)

It's a momentous occasion for all of us! Thanks to your love and loyalty, Puzzle & Dragons has reached an incredible 3 million downloads. This event is to commemorate both our gratitude to you and renew our excitement for what's to come! As of this event, we've planned quite a bit--we had to split it into two parts! Stay tuned--there's loads more great things coming soon!

Daily Log-in Bonuses
3/28 - 4/3 - 1 Magic Stone
;Bonuses will be distributed as late as 3:59 AM (PST) the following day.
New Pal Egg Monsters Added
Some new pals have just arrived at the Pal Egg Machine! The list of added monsters includes:
- Light Sprite Pixie
- Midnight Beast Werewolf
- Beast of the Labyrinth, Minotaur
- Cockatrice
- Centaur
- Cyclops
- Wicked Lady
And last, but not least, the Baby TAMADRA!

Gift from Heaven
We love the gift dungeons, don't you? It's like you go there just to get free monsters! I wonder what's in there this time? Whatever it is, you can only run this dungeon once, so don't forget about it!

Awesome New Collabs
Are you ready for things to get meta? GungHo is collaborating... with itself! Both the GungHo and the Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Collab will be appearing, presenting exciting opportunities for special dungeons and rare monsters!

Special Event Dungeon Schedule:
3/28 - Tengu!!!
3/29 - ???????????
3/30 - Izanami Descends!
3/31 - Zeus Descended!
3/31 - 4/6 - GungHo Collaboration
4/1 - RO ACE Collab
4/2 - Hera Descended
4/3 - Hera-Is Descended!

Awesome Daily Bonuses
Pal Egg Event:
3/28 - 4/3 - Jewel/Metal King Dragons

1.5x chance for 'GREAT!' or 'SUPER!!' EXP Gain
2x Skill Up rate
2x King appearance rates for the Metal and Jewel Dragons
2x Drops for the Daily Special Dungeons
1.5x Coins for the Weekend Dungeon

Part Two!
The 3 Million Downloads Event is split into two portions, so keep checking in every day to see what else we have to announce!

Godfest info is on the way!

*Events subject to change without notice or compensation - see event policy here http://tinyurl.com/cj7zu4t
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#10Patapon706Posted 3/25/2014 9:01:25 PM
Unknown descend speculated to be Hera-Beorc.
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