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Streamer devastated after accidentally running away from shiny Pokemon

Published: 6/Dec/2019 12:08

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer Fizziberry thought she was running away from an ordinary Seedot in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but couldn’t believe what she’d just walked away from after realizing it was actually a rare shiny variant. 

Outside of completing the game and taking down gym leaders, Pokemon has one very simple goal – catch ‘em all. Some Pokemon, though, are harder to find than others and if you really want to set your collection apart, a way of doing that is collecting shinies.

Running into a shiny Pokemon, though, requires some luck as the odds of doing so are rather slim and you do need to be paying attention. So, it’s quite a spectacular fail when you choose to run away from one without even battling it.

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During her December 5 stream, Fizziberry had been searching around for some Pokemon when she was greeted with a battle from a Seedot. The wild Pokemon had the all-important shiny animation pop up, but the streamer must not have realized and decided to ditch anyway. 

It took a minute for her to notice what had happened, once her chat alerted her to it being a shiny. She gasped: “Was that a shiny?” The streamer immediately threw her Nintendo Switch controller in front of her mouth as she watched her chat fill up with shock.

After a few moments of keeping the controller pinned against her mouth, Fizziberry finally broke her silence. 

“I didn’t know it was a shiny,” she said. “I didn’t know it was a shiny, they should have made that very clear that was a shiny!”

Her viewers immediately tried to point out the differences between regular poke’s and shiny ones, but the streamer still couldn’t believe what had happened. “I don’t know, I didn’t really think about it,” she added.

Despite that, the streamer didn’t rage quit or give up. Instead, she decided to dive back into playing the game and headed into a Dynamax fight alongside some fellow trainers. 

However, she still couldn’t get over what had happened. “I made a mistake, I made a mistake,” the streamer said while looking off-camera. “That was the first time I’ve ever run into a shiny. Wait, I’m really sad. That was the first shiny I ever saw and I ran away from it.”

Ultimately, the streamer appeared to get over her mishap and carried on streaming for a few more hours.

Maybe this moment will serve as a warning to always keep your eyes on the screen as you never know when your luck is going to come in and you’ll find a shiny Pokemon. With the odds stacked against trainers looking to find one, running away is certainly a huge mistake. 

Fortnite

Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.