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Pokemon player shares genius Mimikyu evolution idea

Published: 1/Oct/2020 23:59

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon fan went viral after they unveiled their genius idea for the Gen VII monster, Mimikyu. The creative player made the perfect evolutions for the Ghost/Fairy-type.

Mimikyu was first introduced in the Nintendo 3DS titles Sun & Moon in 2016. The shy Alolan Pokemon hides under a cloth sheet and pretends to be a Pikachu.  The quirky Ghost-type has quickly become a fan favorite.

One player had a brilliant idea of how Game Freak could expand the ‘mon in the future. The fan came up with an evolution pathway for the creature that would tie into its lore.

mimikyu in pokemon anime
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The creepy but adorable Ghost Pokemon has become a fan favorite.

Pokemon player’s Mimikyu evolution idea

Not many get to see what Mimikyu looks like under its sheet. For instance, according to its Pokedex entry, “there was a scientist who peeked under Mimikyu’s old rag in the name of research. The scientist died of a mysterious disease.”

We have, however, gotten a tiny glimpse of its shadowy-looking form in the anime. Using what we know, ‘LividASF‘ came up with a brilliant idea for how the Ghost/Fairy-type could evolve in the future.

The player explained that Mimikyu could either evolve into its true ghost form with max happiness, or change its shape under its rag to look like a Raichu using a Thunder Stone.

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Reddit: u/LividASF
Redditor LividASF shared their brilliant idea for evolving the Ghost Pokemon.

LividASF also provided more details into how the evolution would work, stating, “At max happiness, Mimikyu would evolve into a Pokémon that was more based around itself instead of Pikachu. Mimikyu would still have its Pikachu disguise, but its design would be less concerned on conveying himself as Pikachu.”

The user then explained that if it was evolved using a Thunderstone, it would keep mimicking Pikachu’s evolved self instead. “Meanwhile, if Mimikyu evolves through either leveling or a thunderstone (trying to level it up before its happiness maxes out might be difficult) it will try to mimic Pikachu even further by turning its disguise into Raichu.”

mimikyu in pokemon sun and moon
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The ghost’s shadowy arms extend out beneath its cloth disguise.

The player’s concept works really well because it also ties into the creature’s personality. While some monsters never get an evolution, this is proof that the beloved character has a lot of potential for a second form.

Pokemon’s latest release, Sword & Shield, made its debut in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title brought the franchise into its eighth generation. Mimikyu fans are in luck, as the ‘mon can be captured in the Galar region as well.

Overwatch

Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.