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Pokemon community horrified by “terrible” Kangaskhan discovery

Published: 3/Nov/2020 21:19

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon player’s disturbing realization about Kangaskhan left the community mortified. The fan’s viral discovery will make Trainers see skill-swapping in a horrifying new light.

The Pokemon franchise made its debut in 1996, and has since become a cultural phenomena. Even 24 years on, players around the world can’t get enough of its addicting gotta Catch ‘Em All gameplay.

Fans of the beloved series were left horrified when a player came to a disturbing realization about the RPG’s Skill Swap ability. The fan’s Kangaskhan discovery will have Trainers holding their loved ones tight.

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Kangaskhan’s Mega Evolution move can have a disturbing outcome.

Pokemon player discovers disturbing truth about Skill Swap ability

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, the Skill Swap ability allowed Psychic ‘mons to take one of their opponents traits. A story shared online, however, may have fans thinking differently about the move.

The post went viral on October 2 when user ‘David_Idiotman7’ shared his realization about the third-generation maneuver. “If you use skill swap on a Mega Kangaskhan, you steal its baby,” the Redditor proclaimed.

As the Trainer pointed out, Kangaskhan’s Mega Evolution move is infamously Parental Bond which sees its baby leave its pouch and stand on the battlefield. “If you have a Xatu or something and you use a skill swap against a Kangaskhan with Parental Bond, you now have [the move], which means you stole Kangaskhan’s baby,” he explained.

If you use skill swap on a Mega Kangaskhan, you steal its baby from pokemon

The post left fans disturbed as they considered the implications of the Psychic move. One user replied, “I really wish I didn’t know this.” Another player agreed and exclaimed, “WHAT A TERRIBLE DAY TO HAVE EYES.”

Most agreed that Slaking with Parental Bond would be “terrifying.” However, several users also compared the baby Kangashkhan’s fate to Cubone’s story from Gen I. “Cubone: Extra depressed edition,” one person said, to which someone else replied, “You think you have daddy issues? My parents were Psychic birds!”

Of course, Game Freak would never actually animate baby theft, and so using Skill Swap doesn’t visually show Psychic monsters taking away the tiny Kangaskhan. Still, the logic of the lore is interesting, to say the least!

It could also be argued that the strategic maneuver wouldn’t actually steal the little child, but rather the mother’s love for her offspring instead. Which is even more creepy when you think about it.

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Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.