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Pokemon fan goes viral with epic Avatar: The Last Airbender mashup

Published: 22/Aug/2020 23:05 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:08

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon player went viral after re-creating Avatar: The Last Airbender’s iconic intro with monsters from the Nintendo franchise. The incredible project cleverly utilizes the RPG’s element types for the perfect mashup. 

While Pokemon made its debut in North America in 1998, many of its players also grew up with the smash show Avatar: The Last Airbender which released seven years after the groundbreaking RPG.

A fan of both of the groundbreaking series went viral after merging the two properties in an incredible video. Animator Kaitlin Sutherland’s amazing mashup is one of the best things Trainers will see all week.

Artist creates amazing Avatar Pokemon crossover

In what is perhaps the most natural mashup of all time, a talented Pokemon fan used the game’s monster types to recreate Avatar’s element bending. The artist incredibly re-imagined The Last Airbender’s beloved intro using classic monsters from the Game Freak RPG.

The genius behind the creation is animator Kaitlin Sutherland who posted the video to her YouTube account in June. The artist originally uploaded a rough sketch for the idea, and has worked on the project over the last two years. The latest version is almost complete.

In the intro, Kaitlin substitutes waterbender Master Pakku with Gen I starter Squirtle, earthbender Sud with Sandshrew, Fire Nation princess Azula with Charmander, and finally the Air Nomad with Pidgey. Each of their bending is represented with one of the monster moves from the RPG.

The insanely talented artist also creates videos that give viewers a look into how she makes her art. In a behind-the-scenes upload, the creator shows the amount of hard work that went into animating Sandshrew in the Avatar mashup. We can’t wait to see what the final version of her Last Airbender  Pokemon crossover looks like in the future.

Pokemon continues to be one of the most popular franchises in the world. In 2019, reports stated that it was one of the highest-grossing media properties of all time. Its latest game, Sword & Shield, has also already become the third highest-selling title in the series.

Similarly, Avatar has seen a massive explosion in popularity this year after it was added to Netflix in May. In August, its sequel The Legend of Korra was also brought to the streaming service.

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When is CodeMiko back on Twitch? Virtual streamer plans custom Pokemon game after ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:56 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:34

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch sensation CodeMiko has revealed when she will return after being banned for the third time, and she’s got plans for a custom streamer-baed version of Pokemon. 

Twitch streamers are always looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, so, some go above and beyond when it comes to production value – giving themselves a set to work with as they play games or chat with viewers.

In the case of CodeMiko, she’s taken things up a notch with her virtual streamer character – gaining over 300,000 followers in less than a month. 

She was banned from Twitch for the third time, however, on January 19 – with viewers being left to speculate as to the reason why and just how long she’d be suspended from streaming. 

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with ‘The Technican’ being behind everything.

When is CodeMiko returning back to Twitch?

On January 23, the streamer explained that she wasn’t banned for using the word simp or being drunk on stream as some viewers had speculated. Instead, she was banned for leaking private information.

“Guys, I didn’t get a suspension because I was discussing harassment, but for accidentally leaking someone’s email that contained a first and last name. It was an overlook on my part. Although it was an accident, it was still my mistake,” she tweeted, alongside a Twitlonger about the ban.

On top of that, though, CodeMiko did reveal that she’ll be returning to streaming on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET. 

CodeMiko teases Twitch streamer-themed Pokemon game

While she will likely return to continue her interview streams – bringing on different content creators for a chat about a whole range of things – the streamer also has other plans too.

“Hey guys, currently creating a streamer Pokemon game,” she tweeted, asking if any streamers wanted to get involved and be used as Pokemon so she could catch ‘em all. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Twitch has seen such a custom game, mind. Disgraced streamer Fedmyster played a similar game back in June of 2020 using streamers like Myth, Sodapoppin, and xQc as trainers. 

There’s no telling if her Pokemon plans will be in place for her return, though, plenty of streamers have registered their interest.

We’ll just have to wait and see what Miko brings out when she returns in early February. It’s sure to be interesting, regardless.