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New website aims to fix Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex controversy

Published: 15/Nov/2019 3:04

by Paul Cot

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A new website is being developed which will allow trainers to share which Pokemon they miss the most following the removal of the National Pokedex from Sword and Shield.

It has been more than well documented that Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t feature all the species from past generations — something that is a first for the Pokemon video game series.

Since its initial announcement, some fans have come to terms with the news, while others remain bitterly disappointed. It has even upset some trainers to the extent that they have refused to buy Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokedexit WebsiteA screenshot of the home page from the Pokedexit website…

Let Game Freak know

Others will buy the game regardless but will no doubt miss some of their favorite ‘mons. The new website will give you the ability to let Game Freak know exactly which Pokemon you miss the most.

That isn’t all though, as it will also show every single missing Pokemon and share which species other trainers miss the most. The end result will be a clear indication as to what the most missed Pokemon are. Who knows, maybe Game Freak and co will take notice and listen to fan feedback.

Missing Pokemon, or ‘Dexit’

The website is called Pokedexit — a term which is a play on words on Brexit (you may have heard of it) — and is currently in its alpha stage.

“The purpose of this website is to allow users to search for their favorite Pokémon, check whether they are missing in the new games or not and then express their disappointment in the absence of such Pokémon by means of the popular vote,” the author of the website shared on Reddit.

They have made it very clear they don’t want it to be a tool to harass the developers, though: “This is not aiming to be yet another tool of harassment to Gamefreak and its devs, this is intended more as a tool to give some kind of legitimacy to the concerns that all of us have regarding the direction the franchise is taking.”

Pokedexit is currently in its alpha stage but a new update is expected soon. Judging by the initial feedback, the website seems to be well received and indications are it could go live soon.

If enough people show their support maybe Game Freak will relent and add more Pokemon to Sword and Shield, or at the very least go back on the decision for future games.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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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.
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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.