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Pokemon Go November Community Day – Chimchar headlines

Published: 16/Nov/2019 4:41 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 4:42

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is upon us and to the surprise of nobody it will be headlined by Chimchar.

The monthly Pokemon Go event curiously falls just a day after the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Will the allure of the Gen 4 fire-starter be enough to get trainers to take a break from exploring the Galar region — we’ll have to wait and see.

A predictable pattern

Chimchar headlining the day was easily predicted due to Pokemon Go’s pattern in deciding headliners, which is becoming increasingly known. Odd months have been exclusively headlined by starter Pokemon, in ascending generation order.

Pokemon FandomChimchar will headline the Pokemon Go November Community Day…

For example, Bulbasaur is 001, Charmander 004, and Squirtle 007 — and that is the order Niantic stuck too. It also coincides with the order of grass, fire, and then water but as all starter Pokemon to date have this same order, this point is redundant.

The only exception to this was January in 2018 which saw Pikachu headline the event. Even so, it could be argued that the face of Pokemon is in itself a semi-starter of sorts because of Pokemon Yellow.

With Turtwig headlining in September, it was seemingly all but certain Chimchar would follow. Niantic didn’t deviate from that pattern.

When is the November Community Day?

The date of the November Community Day is November 16, today. It will start at 11am in your local timezone and finish at 2pm — the same as the September and October event.

@TmarTnThe pattern for starter Pokemon in community days has been clear…

What are the bonuses?

Of course, the ever present three-hour lures will be part of the event — after all, they have been present for all but one so far.

To the delight of many trainers, the second bonus is quarter egg hatching distance, which as the name suggests, means eggs will require a quarter of the distance to hatch. So, get your eggs ready for that three-hour period, trainers, and make the most of it.

Exclusive move

The exclusive move for the penultimate community day of 2019 will be Blast Burn, Pokemon Go confirmed. Evolve Monferno up to one-hour after the community day ends to make Inferno learn this powerful move.

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Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.