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Pokemon trademark Entei fueling speculation about 2021 game

Published: 17/Sep/2020 16:14

by Paul Cot


A trademark for Entei has been curiously co-filed by Nintendo, Creatures and Game Freak, leading to speculation that it has something to do with the inevitable 2021 Pokemon game.

For those of you who don’t know, Entei is one of the three Legendary Beasts from the Johto region, and it first appeared in Pokemon Gold and Silver in 1999.

Many of you will consider it strange that the name Entei hasn’t been trademarked until now — and rightly so. After all, it is certainly one of the more famous Pokemon in the franchise.

However, not all Pokemon names are trademarked — that would be an undertaking and then some! The fact Entei now has been though, has only made Pokemon fans more curious about what’s upcoming.

Trainers have been speculating for months now about what comes next after Pokemon Sword and Shield. Officially, the answer to that is nothing. We’re still awaiting the second DLC for Gen 8 — The Crown Tundra — and there are even rumors of a third DLC to come after that.

There are numerous things the trademark of Entei could be in relation to. The Pokemon Company wouldn’t have made the effort to do so unless they had big plans for the name.

Entei Trademarked
Entei has finally been trademarked…

Let’s Go Entei

Those big plans could be in the form of the much anticipated sequel for Pokemon Let’s Go. It would, of course, make sense for the next game to be set in the Johto region, which leaves the question of what the title will be.

The first used Pikachu and Eevee, which was likely a relatively easy decision — at least for the Pikachu part. Johto isn’t as simple, however.

There were very early rumors of Pichu and Marill, then Lugia and Ho-Oh came to the forefront, which is hardly surprising considering they are probably the most known Pokemon from Gen 2.

Now, though, Entei has become a real option. If this is the case, would it be partnered with Raikou or Suicune, though?

This news will also make trainers wonder whether the expected return to Sinnoh is indeed next. Surely both Pokemon Let’s Go Entei/TBA and a Pokemon Diamond Pearl remake can’t both come in 2021?!


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


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.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
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.