Talk:Jumbo the Elephant

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Meeting Jumbo

Ihave never encountered Jumbo. What are the odds of encountering him in any given game. Is there any way to improve those odds?--Ndwolfwood 06:13, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

The only way I can think of to increase the odds of meeting Jumbo is to increase the number of real zoos. Real zoos only appear after dungeon level 9, but if you skip over a level (e.g. by controlled levelport) and never enter the level before acquiring the amulet of yendor, the level will be generated as if it was an extremely deep level. I've seen it happen in wiz mode with traps (e.g. a polytrap on level 2), and I imagine it would still work with special levels. -- Qazmlpok 14:16, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Quazmlpok's method works on levels 1-6.
You can also genocide/extinct leprechauns, soldiers, and killer bees before entering a new level. That way leprechaun halls etc. won't be generated, and the level retains its chance of getting a zoo. (Mklev.c#line733, SLASH'EM_0.0.7E7F2/mklev.c#line766) --Tjr 15:14, 22 December 2010 (UTC)