Pixelmon has expanded its Training system by adding an ‘Affinity Pool’, allowing holders to stake both Pixelmon NFTs and unhatched eggs.
Affinity staking works similarly to the two currently available training pools — GYM & Soundwave training
The two key traits/objectives of affinity staking are:
Upon reaching maximum affinity, Pixelmon holders gain the ability to hard-stake their Pixelmon in a separate pool to claim their trainer.
The affinity reward will be a unique Pixelmon Trainer that gives holders multiple benefits, namely:
The trainer’s rarity will match the rarity of the claiming Pixelmon with regards to its upper body gear, but it is important to note that the trainer is a multidimensional asset, where all other gear elements are randomized, so a common trainer with common armor might still hold a legendary sword and vice versa.
The trainer’s tribe will match the claiming Pixelmon creature’s Origin.
Eggs will be assigned trainers from a pool of trainer NFTs with tribe and rarity mix, matching that of the unhatched Pixelmon pool.
* We will be releasing additional staking mechanics valid only when a Trainer is staked together with the Pixelmon used to claim it. We will be releasing a list of Pixelmon Token IDs and their matching trainer ID so that holders with large holdings and investors that want to accumulate couples may be able to identify them.
At the moment, each Pixelmon has a pre-assigned affinity score, randomized at the time of the mint and visible post hatching. Once the affinity pool opens, holders who have completed both GYM & Soundwave training will be able to soft-stake their NFT(s) in a new pool for the affinity reward. Affinity distribution works on an ascending curve, to ensure that a user reaches maximum affinity — 100/100 — within 5 weeks at most, and 3 weeks at the least:
Week 1 = 6
Week 2 = 15
Week 3 = 18
Week 4 = 28
Week 5 = 33
Therefore, an NFT with base affinity 15 would reach maximum affinity by week 5.
15 + 6 + 15 + 18 + 28 + 18 = 100
Likewise, an NFT with a base affinity of 68 would reach maximum affinity by week 3
68 + 6 + 15 + 11 = 100
Reaching maximum affinity allows holders to hard-stake their NFT to claim their trainer.
Once a Pixelmon NFT’s affinity reaches 100, no further affinity points will be rewarded to that NFT, regardless if it remains in the NFT pool.
If a user transfers their token before reaching 100 through selling their NFT or changing wallet, the affinity will be reset to its original value.
If instead the NFT has reached maximum affinity through the staking pool, this will be reflected in the metadata and will remain at a maximum value even when transferred.
Eggs will have the ability to be staked in the affinity pool without needing to complete GYM & Soundwave training. If staked, the starting affinity for eggs will be 0, with the metadata not updating until egg affinity reaches 100. This means an egg takes 5 weeks to reach maximum affinity and to become eligible for the trainer claim.
If an egg is hatched or the token is transferred before reaching maximum affinity, the affinity status will be reset. However, if transferred or sold after completing the training, the affinity value will remain at the maximum value, as reflected in the metadata.
Once a Pixelmon Generation 1 NFT has reached maximum affinity, it unlocks the ability to be staked in the Trainer Pool.
The Trainer Pool requires holders to stake their Pixelmon for 21 days (3 weeks), this said the Trainer NFT will be delivered to the holder immediately after committing to the 21 day stake.
In total, the training pool will be open for at least 6 months. Pixelmon that don’t enter the pool and claim their Trainer within this period will become illegible; instead, the Trainer will be sent to the Pixelmon vault.
When Trainers are claimed, they will initially be undisclosed but revealable on the Pixelmon site through a single gasless transaction, similar to the Pixelmon eggs. While unrevealed, the tribe and rarity will be visible in the metadata.
For example, someone who uses a Primeon (Legendary Air type) to claim their Trainer, will claim an unrevealed Trainer that shows ‘Legendary’ and ‘Air Tribe’ in the metadata. This rarity is pegged to the Trainer’s upper body trait. This means that anyone who claims using a common Pixelmon is guaranteed to get a common upper body trait. The Trainers’ lower body and weapons could be of any rarity as their attribution is completely randomized.
The exceptions are the twenty Elite Trainers, whose attributes and gear are all of 7th rarity tier (not accessible to the other 6 tiers).
Trainers are a utility collection. They will be eligible for token staking access, land claims, playable assets in the game, and the gear represents a claim to the revenues that will eventually be generated in the Pixelmon game through in-game microtransactions for skins of that gear by F2P players.
More details on what Trainers are eligible for and our revenue share mechanics will be released in the coming weeks; follow our Medium Account, Twitter Account and join our Discord to receive Pixelmon’ latest updates and insights.