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Pokemon Sword and Shield preload reveals new details

Published: 30/Oct/2019 8:51 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 11:11

by Paul Cot

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As Pokemon Sword and Shield draws closer, trainers are becomingly increasingly desperate for new details — and now a few more have been revealed.

Just over two weeks ahead of the release, you can preload the game in Japan and South Korea, which has revealed fresh information in the process. Don’t worry, though, these aren’t spoilers or leaks, so if you want to enjoy the story without having anything ruined it’s safe to continue reading.

With the game being on the Nintendo Switch already, details revolving around technical aspects of the game can be gleaned. Naturally the game is encrypted until the release date of November 15, so we’ll have to make do with the small but interesting tidbits.

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The Japanese and Korean pre-download of the game became available in the late hours of October 29. As of the time of writing, there is no information as to when other regions will be available to preload.

No touchscreen

Firstly, it looks like Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t make use of the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen. This isn’t exactly surprising as not many games do make use of it.

Pokemon Let’s Go didn’t and only a few games have done — such as Super Mario Maker. Usually games that do will come with a stylus.

Local saving only

Saving data in the cloud is becoming an increasingly familiar process in 2019, but saving in Pokemon Sword and Shield will be only local. In layman’s terms, the save data will store on the Nintendo Switch itself.

This means it your Nintendo Switch were to break or you were to lose it, then you would lose your Pokemon Sword and Shield save data also.

How big is the download?

Download cards previously revealed the game will be 10.3GB to download, something which has now been confirmed with the preload as well.

In addition to all of this, it was has also been revealed that the game will have 5.1 surround sound.

Preloads for other regions around the world are expected to be available soon as Pokemon Sword and Shield finally releases on November 15.

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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.

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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.