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xQc horrified after seeing new version of Meowth in Pokemon

Published: 15/Nov/2019 10:14

by David Purcell


Félix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel was given the fright of his life after a Galarian Meowth bumped into him in Pokemon’s new Galar Region. 

Game Freak’s Pokemon Sword and Shield games finally released on November 15, meaning players from the franchise’s online community could flock to a brand new part of the world and explore the latest additions to the Pokedex.

Since the game launched, trainers have been spending their time testing out the boatload of new features – including Gigantamaxing abilities for some species, discovering that Galarian Farfetch’d evolves in a very different way, and now xQc has found out that some of the fan-favorites have been given a revamp.

It’s fair to say that he was given a bit of a shock, too.

Pokemon GO / Pokemon Sword and ShieldMeowth has been given a new look in the Galar Region.

The popular Canadian streamer, who is a huge fan of the video game series, decided to give one of the new titles a try during his broadcast on November 15.

After sprinting around near some long grass, it was only a matter of time before a Pokemon was going to pounce on the trainer. He said: “Oh my God, shiny Meowth?” As the battle began, he and his Rookidee – which he has renamed Summit1gram – waited to see the wild species appear. “What the f*ck is this? I’m out dude.”

Once he caught a glimpse of it, he soon ran away, stunned that it actually wasn’t the shiny version he expected.

There are a number of new Galarian forms available for players to find in the new games, too, with several Pokemon from previous generations having adapted to new life in the Galar Region. Mr. Mime, Weezing, Zigzagoon, Yamask, and many others are among the list of revamped characters in the new titles.

Some of these are exclusive to just one game, though, with Galarian Ponyta – for example – only available on Pokemon Shield. Check out our full list of differences between Pokemon Sword and Shield for more information.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
Minecraft.net, Mojang, Microsoft Studios / dreambranding.com
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.