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Pokemon trainer creates perfect Galar Region stats calculator app

Published: 4/May/2020 12:34

by David Purcell

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One Pokemon trainer has been using their newly-found abundance of free time to create something really creative for Sword and Shield, revealing a first-look at their new stats calculator project. 

Many trainers have been waiting for The Pokemon Company to reveal a handheld companion application for mobile devices for some time, with a mobile Pokedex having been rumored since the game released back in November 2019.

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The Reddit user, minimalAtom, posted their idea to the Pokemon Sword and Shield subreddit on May 4, leaving many other members of the online community wondering about when it would be released to download.

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Knowing stats of Pokemon can be really helpful in battle.

Just like a whole bunch of other web and app developers operating in the market today, this budding dev faces a huge issue in their quest to have their work published – copyright.

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They said: “I built a side project Galar Pokedex/Stat Calculator app in the last three days because of quarantine,” before revealing more details about their creation, along with a video to show what it’s made of.

“This was built using technologies for iPhones/iPad, so it’s iOS only right now. But I’m hoping to learn more on android and web development soon and maybe get something out there for others to use in the future!”

I built a side project Galar Pokedex/Stat Calculator app in the last 3 days because quarantine from PokemonSwordAndShield

The concept app would essentially let users work out, at speed, how well their Pokemon species will perform at certain levels. It works in a similar way to Pokemon Showdown, which is available online in a beta version.

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For example, by clicking Celebi, you can see that at level 50 it will have a certain attack stat etc. This can even be modified to show effects of specific natures as well, making it a really personalized experience – based on the footage.

While the idea itself went down well in the subreddit, offering an easily accessible database of Pokemon stats just a few clicks away, the creator doesn’t own the licenses for the assets and that makes it pretty much impossible for them to post it on iOS or Android app stores.

“See if you can make it into a mobile website. Might eliminate some issues you’d run into with app store,” one fellow player suggested, and the same advice was given by a few more as well.

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MinimalAtom responded: “I’m using this quarantine time to learn web and android development, so hopefully I’ll be able to do that in the near future.”

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minimalAtom has pledged to use these ideas in web form, if an application isn’t possible.

While this application might not be possible for these reasons, it doesn’t mean to say that the idea itself has to go to waste. There are countless companion services made by fans, just like serebii.net and Showdown that are used by players every day.

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This, for all we know, might be the next big thing in the community. We’ll have to wait and see.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.