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Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Hatchathon event misses most wanted bonus

Published: 3/Jan/2020 12:08

by Paul Cot


The first official Pokemon Go event of 2020 is live. The Adventure Sync Hatchathon brings an array of features and bonuses but there is confusingly one major omission.

Most trainers will look at a Hatchathon event and assume the main bonus of the event would be some form of egg hatching discount. However, shockingly to some, there is no such bonus.

Long time Pokemon Go trainers will perhaps have been aware of this, as the 2018 and 2019 Hatchathon events were also missing this particular bonus. It may also have something do with that there was a recent egg hatch distance discount as part of the 2019 Holiday events.

@PokemonGoAppPokemon in raids, eggs and in the wild will show up with party hats during the event…

You best like party hats

While some players will be disappointed by the lack of a bonus, the event does offer various other features and rewards. The features all surround Pokemon wearing party hats, so if cosmetic changes aren’t your thing, you can skip right ahead to the bonuses!

The features are as follows:

  • You might be able to hatch a Pichu or Wurmple wearing a party hat from a 2 km Egg.
  • You’ll have the chance to hatch Pichu wearing party hats from 7 km Eggs.
  • In two-star raids, you’ll have the chance to challenge Raticate and Wobbuffet wearing party hats.
  • In the wild, Pikachu wearing party hats will be available to catch.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Raticate, Pikachu, Pichu, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple—all of them wearing party hats!

Rewards for hatching eggs

You may have to walk the full distance to hatch those eggs, unless you’re using a Super Incubator of course, but when you do hatch them, you’ll reap the benefits.

There’s 2x Hatch Candy and 2x Hatch Stardust for the duration of the event. Finally, there’s also a reward for walking 50km: 50,000 Stardust, 15 Rare Candies, and a guaranteed Unova Stone.

The 2020 Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Hatchathon event is live now and will be available until January 16, 1pm PST (4pm EST and 9pm GMT). There’s more events to look forward to in January, too, with Heatran returning and new Gen 5 species confirmed to be introduced.


Michelle Visage goes viral after “demanding” Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake

Published: 22/Jan/2021 23:04

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake trended on Twitter on January 22 after celebrity judge Michelle Visage from RuPaul’s Drag Race posted a tweet about it that went viral.

As Pokemon heads towards its 25th anniversary in 2021, fans’ call for a remake of the 2006 titles Diamond & Pearl has never been stronger.

The community got an incredible ally, though, on January 21 when media star Michelle Visage “demanded” Game Freak release the highly desired project. 

Screenshot of Pokemon Diamond & Pearl battle screen.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans including celebrity Michelle Visage want a Diamond & Pearl remake.

RuPaul judge wants Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake

After a decade of waiting, Pokemon fans desperately want to return to the Sinnoh region to re-experience Diamond & Pearl. The topic of a remake trended on Twitter after a star judge from RuPaul’s Drag Race threw her support behind it.

Media personality Michelle Visage had millions talking about the Nintendo DS titles with her January 21 tweet. “i want a pokemon diamond pearl remake. nay, i DEMAND IT,” the star wrote to her hundreds of thousands of followers.

The post immediately took off on the social media platform as the Pokemon community reacted to her comments. At the time of writing, her call for the Gen IV re-release has over 16.4k likes.

The star’s tweet surprised fans who were excited over her love for the RPG. One fan wrote, “my mind has been blown. A drag race pokemon collab would be beyond cool.” Another user exclaimed, “Omg I didn’t know Michelle is a Pokemon fan.” Someone else tweeted, “I was not expecting Michelle Visage to post the most important tweet of the year. #justicefordiamondandpearl”.

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Visage tweets on Pokemon.

As for which Pokemon type she would use if she was a Gym Leader, Visage revealed she loves Fairy ‘mon. “CLEARLY a fairy type,” she said in response to the fan’s question. She also revealed her favorite Gen 4 starter is Piplup.

In early January, several leaks claimed that Game Freak is gearing up to announce a Diamond & Pearl remake for the series’ 25th anniversary. Only time will tell if the re-release actually comes to fruition.

The Sinnoh region title clearly has a massive fan base, if the viral tweet by Visage is anything to go off of. We can only hope that the next release will take us back to Gen IV.