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Happy Valentine's Day: Tine 10 Year Anniversary

February 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Team Egg Cave loves you. The Chocotravaganza Exchange is back... and we have a very, very special announcement. The highly-coveted Tine has returned for its 10 year anniversary and is available as a Chocotravaganza Exchange prize!


New To The Chocotravaganza Exchange? Here's How It Works

The Chocotravaganza Exchange is our annual February event. Here's how it works.

  • Get Chocolate Boxes from feeding creatures around Egg Cave
  • Head over to the Exchange HQ and send Chocolate Boxes to other players and your friends
  • Using the Chocolate Boxes that you have received from others during the Exchange, get exclusive love- and heart-themed prizes, including the Tine, from the Prize Shop
  • Use the Exchange HQ to keep up to date on who has sent you what (so maybe you can return the favor!)

The Exchange will be open to collect Chocolate Boxes February 14-21. After that, you will have more time to spend your remaining Chocolate Boxes in the Prize Shop.

New Prizes This Year: Tine

This year, the incredibly popular Tine has returned to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. You can obtain it through the Chocotravaganza Exchange.

Cost: 1,000 Chocolates

New Prizes This Year: Chocopan

Many thanks to @chapus2009 for writing the winning CDWC description. The first of its kind has been added to your account for free. The rest can get it for 500 Chocolates as part of the Exchange event.

Cost: 500 Chocolates

New Prizes This Year: New Travels

There are four newcomer Travel prizes as part of the Exchange.

Cost: 100 Chocolates (each)

February 2020 Cave Monthlies Available

Like last year, February 2020's Cave Monthlies are available in the Chocotravaganza Prize Shop (limit 1).

Cost: 200 Chocolates (each)

Retired Prizes This Year

The following prizes have been retired from the Chocotravaganza Exchange this year: the Ardeidor, the Saurogapi, Lovely Heart Toy variants, Love-Enchanted Apple variants, Clouds With Hanging Hearts, Valentine's Day Picnic, Love Text Banner, and Hearted-Shaped Greenery.


Comments: 176

_piano_pokemon_ • 15 Feb 2020, 12:43 PM

can hardly load a single page the site is so slow and by the time it does my sons awake and cant do anything :/ think I'm gonna go back to being on hiatus lol

ethereality • 15 Feb 2020, 12:46 PM

@_piano_pokemon_ its only for this week, lol. no need to go back on haitus lol

metaphor • 15 Feb 2020, 2:58 PM

Yeah, I still find it really weird how there was not a limit put on the Tines. There is a limit on the monthly LEs, after all. It would really help preserve rarity and still make people happy. It's probably too late to do anything about now, but for next time maybe?

metaphor • 15 Feb 2020, 3:00 PM

I mean, at least if they are going to be 1000 chocolates. If they were, say, 5000 or even 2500, I'd say okay to unlimited. But having them available for a week and allowing them to be unlimited--I can see some people's concern. Especially since you can easily get 1000 chocolates

metaphor • 15 Feb 2020, 3:02 PM

by having your friends regularly send you 50 chocolates or so per send. Still think it was a great idea to bring them back for their 10 year anniversary. But now that I'm beginning to realize how easy it actually is to get chocolates, I understand why some people are worried.

netherling • 15 Feb 2020, 3:05 PM

@ethereality I guess the reason I'm so for re-releases is because I feel that no one should ever to trade en masse for 1 creature. Like @_piano_pokemon_ said she had to. Like, you should be able to keep the ones you love and still have access to others that you want. Because-

netherling • 15 Feb 2020, 3:06 PM

-all you end up doing after that is working to get what you traded away back and by that time THEIR rarity has gone up and it's harder to get them back. I do believe the Tine should have a 1 limit on it like the monthlies though, so people can't hoard them. One thing to keep in-

netherling • 15 Feb 2020, 3:09 PM

-mind is that all these Tines are mortal. Not al of them will survive (sadly) and eventually the rarity will go back up. All all rarities do over time. In the future, I believe there should be a 1 limit to any re-releases for super rares, so if you trade it away that's it.

luv • 15 Feb 2020, 5:47 PM

Ahhh, I've been looking for a baby stage tine for AGES I'm so excited!

topaz • 15 Feb 2020, 8:51 PM

I have a question since Tine is in this event, How much is it worth? I know normally they are worth Tine ✦ ~ 40 - 50k cc

lonewolf • 16 Feb 2020, 3:48 AM

Now we just need the Flintar to come back

pooh • 16 Feb 2020, 5:47 AM

Yep, I think it will be good to make a limit for the Tine, but... It'll be too hard for me to get even one...

nexu • 16 Feb 2020, 6:41 AM

happy feeding... so sad that I don't have much time...

anarchy • 16 Feb 2020, 7:42 AM

My mouth literally dropped when I saw this. Happy late Valentine's EC

brookie • 16 Feb 2020, 9:14 AM

I agree!! @lonewolf

shirona • 17 Feb 2020, 2:05 PM

I'm glad the tine's back xp Trying to get at least three...

caylith • 18 Feb 2020, 6:36 PM

Not a big fan of a Tine, but it is fantastic to read all the happy comments;) I think I would be in a same frenzy if they re-release one of the creatures I am looking for: e.g. Cloverli or Wicculin as these are impossible to get if u do not own other older creatures;(

caylith • 18 Feb 2020, 6:39 PM

I also get the reasoning of the old Eggcavers, sitting here from the beginning and arguing about the pets prices but... please, try to understand us. We also want to have a chance for the creatures some of you got easily just because u were in a right time and place.

caylith • 18 Feb 2020, 6:42 PM

Re-releases must happen or the site dies because of the hard line of economy/price/rarity of pets trading between u and us. And this will eventually lead to not trading anything at all and lack of interest for mostly everything.

caylith • 18 Feb 2020, 6:45 PM

I mean,why should you earn ec or cc if you can't get anything old for them?So, Im very happy with this new-old release 4 it gives a chance 4 others happening someday. I won't mind making the way of getting them more difficult, as long as it is possible. Thanks 4 the chance, Ian;)

magenta • 19 Feb 2020, 11:35 PM

Does the event end on 21st Feb 12am or 1159pm?

veritaspunk • 20 Feb 2020, 10:13 AM

@netherling @metaphor What about those that collect each gender and/or stage their goal requirement would be 2-8. I think a week at 1000 is at the least fair. There are those that can't dedicate a lot of time each day of the event. I even had an untimely power outage hehe .

netherling • 20 Feb 2020, 2:40 PM

@caylith You're not wrong. What's a trading site when over 600 of the 800 tradable creatures in unavailable? Unless you pay an arm and a leg lol then even then there's no guarantee CC will get you what you want.

netherling • 20 Feb 2020, 2:41 PM

@veritaspunk With super rares I still feel like there needs to be a limit. Maybe 3 max if not 1. Some people came out and got 5+ Tines already. I got 1 because I only need 1.

veritaspunk • 20 Feb 2020, 3:07 PM

@netherling A limit exists - 1 week & participation Opportunity is essential. Like always though there's this hypothetical pie and just how much of that hypothetical pie should be shared. Opportunity = More Pies, More Sharing "Need" is subjective to each participant.

decay • 25 Feb 2020, 4:15 AM

EH HEM just gonna wait until Balrog and Goldox come back xD