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Bizarre Pokemon merchandise goes viral after taking things “too far” 

Published: 9/Nov/2020 19:54

by Brent Koepp


A new Pokemon product in Japan went viral on social media after the community was floored by its strange design. The new merch lets players transform into a ‘mon – literally.

In 2019, reports revealed that Pokemon had become the highest grossing media franchise of all time. From clothing items to cards, the Nintendo property brings in billions of dollars with its merchandise alone.

A new product based on the RPG went viral on November 8 when the community was perplexed by its bizarre design. The Japanese apparel lets hardcore fans achieve their dream of one day transforming into a Metapod. 

man getting into pokemon metapod costume
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Now fans can transform into Metapod and hide from friends and family.

Bizarre Pokemon product goes viral

The odd product was revealed on Twitter through the official Bandai account, and showed a man zipping up into a life-size Metapod outfit. The post on November 8 described the product as “a fluffy cushion, so once you enter it, you don’t want to leave it anymore.”

The sleeping bag onesie hybrid has Trainers entering a Metapod shell that is made of polyester. The soft cushion interior allows fans to hide away from the world as they snuggle up against the comfy material.

The post also contained a hilariously bizarre picture of a man staring at a mirror while tucked inside the Pokemon. The tweet quickly went viral with over 8.5k likes at the time of writing.

While perplexing to some fans with its design, many players of the RPG wrote that they actually wanted to buy it. Serebii’s Joe Merrick had the perfect summary of the community’s reaction, and tweeted out, “When Pokemon merchandise goes too far. Or not far enough.”

Those looking to buy the special Metapod merch will have to open up their wallets as it retails for a cool 35,000 yen, which is roughly $331 after conversion rates. The item has been going in and out of stock – so it appears to be quite popular!

According to Bandai’s site, the comfy apparel will be shipping in April 2021. There has been no word at the time of writing as to whether they have plans to bring this product international markets.

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.