It’s sunday again, little monsters, currently I am having some fun with her friends at the Arcade and will dine on Sushi tonight…so this article is NOT live! Though we will not apologise for missing some breaking news that happened today. We have a live! Sort off… Now it’s time to cut to pinkest reporter… me! Let’s start this week’s edition of PINK ….. POKE*…..NEWS! *
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Pinkie’s Pokemon reaches its first milestone.
Seven days after the founding off this Blog, Pinkie , that would be me, successfully managed to reach her first goal of 10 subscribers. Her first milestone on route to become a real blogger. At the moment of writing even managing to snare a grand total of 15! This reporter would like to congratulate herself on achieving this milestone and ask her the question ‘How did you succeed at this daring goal’ to which I would answer ‘I did not do it myself, it is thanks to the amazing WordPress community I discovered that I have been able to gain these followers, and I would like to thank them all for making this achievement possiblé’. ‘Thank you for your comment Pinkie!’ Now this reporter is left with a big question. What will happen for Pinkie’s Pokemon in the future! Solo writer Pinkie answered herself and said that if she was able to reach 25 subscribers before the 16th of August, she will move the blog towards a paid plan. She claims her main reasons of doing so are because she doesn’t want her readers to deal with the ugly domain and wordpress advertisements. This reporter believes that claim is a little Farfetch’d. To find out her true intentions, of if the wordpress gods are reading this, all that is needed is 10 more subs.
Ralts to be next Community Day capture.
A big week for Pokémon Go this week, with Straw Hat Pikachu appearing, as well as other things we will report about in a little. One of the most pleasing news leaks from Go was that on the next community day, to be held at the first saturday of August, will feature the Psychic Fairy type Ralts. Though a bit of a bland shiny, only replacing the spring coloured hair with a much more winter coloured variation, this is great news for those who lack it’s two evolutions still. In case of this reporter, she still lacks both, because Ralts would never show up for her. Needing to catch a grand total of 53 Ralts to at least obtain the evolution, if not using pinaps, the prognoses that a shiny will be obtained is very good. Like always the event will last three hours and lures used will last the entire event. No double XP this time however, it’s time go get out your incubators because hatching speed happens to up to 400% it’s normal rating.
Guess we won’t be making an omelette , this community day.
Pokemon Duel is coming to an end.
After Halloween, the well rated though somewhat convoluted pokémon board game app, Pokemon Duel will be (mostly) unplayable. The announcement was met with quite some negativity, people feeling duped that a game they sank money into was being pulled on such short notice. Gamefreaks cold reaction to the fact has made people weary when it comes to investing money in their mobile games. With a lot of changes happening on that front, one begs to wonder how this announcement will affect the success of Pokémon Masters. Yet the game vanishing did not seem to make any massive splash in the bigger Pokémon community. Many of it’s 10 million downloaders have quit the game , due to a big power shift towards pay to win. Pokémon Duel already was cancelled in the Netherlands before.
The country had decided to ban, illegal and unbalanced lootboxing system under the banner of illegal gambling Though the game was pulled of the market prior to it’s investigation, the reader is free to draw their own conclusion. Many seem to think that the Pokémon Company fell for free-to-play greed and when it failed , they cared little for their loyal supporters. Those planning to invest in Pokémon Masters be warned. We will conclude on the opinion of the reporter on the matter. It’s a shame to see a game go, especially if you have put a lot of money in it. Yet every online game has a lifespan, some longer than others, this has never been any different. World of Warcraft will die someday too. Anything you invest money into will eventually fade away. So just have some common sense and don’t invest life savings in a single game. Have fun with a game… but keep some common sense. There is nothing wrong with investing a few bucks, but if you do, don’t think it entitles you to anything. Invest in a game because you want to reward the developers for giving you something you like, and by sharing you appreciation you get a little something back. Think of freemium games like a dog, when it’s a good boy you can buy it some dog treats, if you give it a treat.. the dog gives some love back. But when it gets rabies, and has to be put down you don’t go back to the pound you got it from, nagging at those people that you spend 12.000 dollars on dog treats.
You say good bye old boy and pull the trigger, thinking of the amazing time you had together, which should have been worth your treat money. Don’t buy 30 years worth of treats just because you’ll get 15 minutes of fame or something.
Pokémon Master Pre-registry is now open
With the dead of an old pokémon mobile game, so begin the contractions of a new one. Pre-registry for pokemon masters is now life. Android and IOS users in America can already sign up for Pokémon Masters. Unfortunately the Pink Pokemon News staff, does not live in America, nor has it the technological aptitude to fake it. While I understand it is perfectly possible, recent troubles with my mobile device have prevented me from looking into this matter further. Pokémon Masters is a 3v3 tactical battling game with a story mode featuring a legacy based story, where the protagonist teams up and faces off against legendary characters of the past and their signature pokémon. The signature Pokémon can be altered by wearing so called Sygna Suits, allowing for more tactical depth. Recently the Pokemon Masters twitter page has began to reveal more pairings, however none of these were particularly surprising. Their most recent tweet involved the introduction of Barry and his signature Piplup.
Team Rocket in Pokémon Go
This week marked Team Rockets arrival in Pokémon go, as well as the coming of shadow Pokémon. Pokéstops now can be seen with a black taint on them, if these are spinned the player is forced in a Pokémon battle with a team rocket grunt and it’s 3 shadow pokemon, after which the player will get the chance to capture one of these. Shadow Pokémon look cool with red eyes and a purple flaming aura, but have no charged move, instead they all know frustration. By spending stardust the player can purify them after which they get a CP boost, a unique charged move and a silvery aura. Along with this update came a few new shinies, including sneasel, koffing and ekans. This expansion is a step in the wrong direction for Pokémon Go, rather than allowing us to catch more Pokemon from the Sinnoh region we are forced to collect alternative variants of Pokémon we already have, twice. This expansion seems to have been designed to solely cater towards players expanding their box space, because they want those cool looking pokemon. Would we have been given at least some new sinnoh mon’s being released the reporter would have been fine with this, but right now it feels like the game is not about catching them all… but on twisting them all so you have to have two. A dark day for Pokémon Go indeed..because it really does feel like Team Rocket took over.
Pikachu elected 4th most popular from unreliable source.
Nintendo Dream readers have voted Pikachu to be the 4th most popular character from a game on a Nintendo system, note that this is Pikachu the Super Smash Bros character, not the entire species. Though it is nice that Pikachu is just shy of beloved heroes like Link and Mario, Kirby having more votes then the 3 combined already raises a few eyebrows.
However if we investigate the list further we can see a few oddities Taking the number 5 spot is the dog girl Isabelle, hard to believe but she is quite OP in Super Smash which is still quite popular, even more so among Sakurai fans (creator of Kirby and big smash boss guy). The Number 7 spot goes to Meta Knight, number 8 is Yoshi and number 9 is luigi. Though Meta Knight is a bit odd again, he is a smash char, he is kinda cool, and he ‘s once more a Sakurai thing so I can get it. Number six though, makes this reporter question this source completely, number 10 makes things even more idiotic. The number 10 spot goes to Sans… from Undertale. Okay I get that he is popular, but the fact that he beats all nintendo chars on their homeground? He’s a better hero then Jigglypuff, Samus or Fox for Nintendo?
No neither one of these takes the number six spot… because the number six spot goes to non other then…………………….Waddle Dee.
Waddle Dee, is a more popular character , then Jigglypuff, Incineroar, Ash Greninja, Lucario, Mewtwo Charizard and any other significant iconic Pokémon. Waddle Dee even is MORE a Nintendo than Red or “Pokémon Trainer” himself. Waddle Dee apparently is a more iconic and beloved character than Sans from undertale as well. Why? We would like to congratulate Pikachu on his fourth place, but honestly in a list like this, objectivity seems to be far away. So we are not sure if it means anything.
To all Waddle Dee fans out there, don’t get me wrong, it’s super cute and voting it the best henchman character I might even agree on. It’s a great character, I just do not think it has any place on this list.
UPDATE: We have tried to contact Pikachu, turns out Pikachu fell in love with Waddle Dee and is unavailable for comment.
And that concludes this weeks episode of the Pink-Poké-News my sweet little monsters.
I’m out enjoying my day in the wild! I hope you’ll have a nice day too. Did any of these news-flashes surprise you? Share your thoughts in the comments.