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Blatant Pokemon rip-off is somehow still available to download

Published: 10/Jun/2020 11:26

by Paul Cot


Pokemon is one of the biggest media franchises in the world today, so it’s no wonder people want to copy its content in some form. The latest high profile case of this is a new game called Capsmon Adventure: Brave Heroes Assemble.

The Pokemon Company have had to deal with their fair share of rip-offs over the years. These vary from outright copies, which are subsequently copyrighted, to faux copies such as the late 90s TV show, Digimon.

Of course, there have been plenty of copied games attempt, also. The latest of these, Capsmon Adventure: Brave Heroes Assemble, is shockingly still available to download now.

It is available on PC, mobiles, Hub and HoloLens via the Microsoft Store. According to the listing it released on March 30 this year, which if true is astounding considering the length of time it has remained up there.

What is Capsmon Adventure: Brave Heroes Assemble?

Capsmon (we’ve got to laugh at the name) has now been available for more than two months and the Microsoft Store summarizes the game as:”Capsmon Adventure is a capsule-monster collection game with cute cartoon figures and beautiful and delicate scene, which provides you with lots of fun when exploring the fantastic Capsmon world!”

The artwork for the game doesn’t even attempt to hide its likeness to Pokemon. In fact it outright copies it at every turn.

Capsmon Adventure Brave Heroes Assemble ImageThe Capsmon Adventure is far from subtle when copying Pokemon…

They did make the effort to not replicate the Pokemon name, though, instead referring to them as “Pets”. Given the images of Pikachu, Ash, and company, we doubt this change of name will prevent it from getting taken down at some point.

It’s astonishing the game can still be downloaded but surely it will be taken down sooner than rather later. Nintendo don’t take kindly to minor infractions let alone ones as blatant as this.

We can’t comment on how good or bad the game. However, if you want to play a real Pokemon game which won’t get taken down, the Isle of Armor DLC is coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield next week. There won’t be any Capsmon appearing, we can guarantee you that.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.