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Pokemon Sword and Shield: Trainers confused by Galarian Ponyta’s type

Published: 10/Oct/2019 19:53 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 20:46

by Paul Cot

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Galarian Ponyta is the latest addition to the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex, but trainers are confused by its type.

Initial sightings of the new Ponyta led fans to assume that the Pokemon would be a fairy-type. After all, its sparkling pink and blue mane understandably caused fans to believe that it couldn’t possibly be anything else.

However, trainers were left with a shock when the latest addition to the Galar region Pokedex was confirmed on the Pokemon Sword and Shield website. You guessed it – Galarian Ponyta wasn’t listed as fairy-type but, shockingly, a psychic-type.

Fan reaction varied, but a lot of trainers poked fun at the Pokemon Company’s logic. The best of them compared Galarian Weezing to Galarian Ponyta. The former looks like a rock and poison-type, but is listed as fairy-type, while the Pokemon that actually does look like a fairy-type is listed as psychic.

Reddit: TheRealWaterDragonGalarian Weezing and Ponyta’s types certainly makes you think…

Another comparison once again listed Galarian Weezing, but alongside Granbull and Klefki. Granbull, while pink, is of course a fairly aggressive looking dog, which many would believe to be a normal-type — but no, it is a fairy-type. The same can be said for Klefki, which is a dual fairy and steel-type.

Elsewhere, a Reddit user shared their own drawing of the Pokemon Shield exclusive. Rather than making fun of its typing, they sounded a little upset by the choice, accompanying the image with the caption: “I’m a little bummed it’s supposed to be psychic, and not fairy.”

Reddit: AccountantWithDaNanaDrawing of Galarian Ponyta…
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Galarian Ponyta has provoked quite a reaction from the Pokemon community, perhaps more so than any other species from Pokemon Sword and Shield so far. Interestingly, following its full reveal, its psychic typing is getting all the attention.

As unlikely as it may be, Game Freak might see the fan reaction and alter its type to the fairy-type that was expected, and apparently, the type people want it to be. This would be an unprecedented step, though, given the game is set to release in just over a months time on November 15.

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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.