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Pokemon Go: Kyurem expected to be the next legend released

Published: 27/Apr/2020 14:49

by Paul Cot

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It’s looking like Kyurem will be the next legendary Pokemon to be added to Pokemon Go.

Why do we suspect that? References to Kyurem have been found in the Pokemon Go Game Master (GM) file. For those of you who don’t know, this is a file that sits on your iPhone or Android device which makes the game run smoother.

Specifically modifications to the Gen 5 legend’s model height were found. Kyurem itself has been in the game’s code ever since generation 5 started rolling out, though.

Kyurem Pokemon Go
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Kyurem could be the next legendary Pokemon to come to the mobile game…

Interestingly that code differentiates between Kyurem, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem even though they share the same Pokedex entry. This shows it’s almost certain that all three will be available at some point. For now though, it looks ‘standard’ Kyurem is up first as this would be the most logical way to release it.

When will Kyurem release?

With Landorus’ stay in Raid Battles being extended to April 28, the next legend should be just around the corner. Assuming Kyurem is indeed next, then we can expect to hear about at the beginning of next week on April 27.

With each of the Swords of Justice and Forces of Nature having already been released, there are only a few Gen 5 legends remaining. These include the Therian Forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus along with the more powerful two of the Tao Trio – Reshiram and Zekrom. So, logically, that’s why Kyurem should be next.

White Black Kyurem
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White and Black Kyurem will likely be released after Kyurem as they’re both more powerful…

Stats

There will be inevitably a lot of hype surrounding the release of Kyurem but it won’t be shaking up the Pokemon Go meta. Unfortunately while it stats are very good, as would be expected for such a high profile legend, they just aren’t good enough.

This makes sense considering White and Black Kyurem will be coming in the future and Reshiram/Zekrom are known to be more powerful. So, at least for the being, Dialga will retain its throne of being the go-to Master League Pokemon.

The Temporal Pokemon has a superior typing in addition to higher stats. Meanwhile, Kyurem will be weak against more types as well as having far fewer resistances.

It’s not all bad news however, as Kyurem will have Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw, Draco Meteor and Icy Wind to fall back on. Now all that’s left to do is wait for Niantic to make the announcement!

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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.