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Pokemon trainer’s Mom goes viral after taking TCG tournament by storm

Published: 28/Jan/2020 10:51

by David Purcell

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Pokemon trainers can utilize their battle skills in the Trading Card Game, with real-life tournaments pitting competitors against each other, and a tweet showing just how far one Mom has come has gone viral. 

It is the goal of everybody involved in Pokemon to be the very best, and of course, catch ’em all, and everyday players will certainly be grinding away to become that in the video games and by watching the anime TV series.

However, it’s not every day that you see such a sweet story like that of Twitter user Caroline Director, who has been tweeting about their mom’s sudden leap into the world of the TCG and has gained an insane amount of traction on the platform following her shock performance.

Pokemon trainer's Mom takes over TCG
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Pokemon trainer’s Mom didn’t just take part in a Trading Card Game tournament, she took over.
 

Caroline revealed that her Mom, Pam, initially asked if she could come along to play for a bit of fun, practicing how to do a proper coin flip before the tournament began.

It was clear, right from the outset, that the upcoming TCG player wanted to learn and fast, with the support from members of the community attending the event.

After learning the rules, competing in a tournament and sensationally finishing in the Top 8, Pam’s achievement has been lauded by not just other players, but the official Pokemon Twitter account as well.

 

She knocked out a number of competitions, including her own daughter, to progress to the latter stages of the competition, with the family sending out a warning to all other TCG competitors.

Caroline Director tweeted: “Pam is coming for you regionals, get ready.”

 

Whether or not Pam will actually go on to play cards at a major tournament like the Pokemon World Championships remains to be seen.

But, if one day of light training managed to turn her into a Top 8 player in the first tournament, who knows what her future may hold in the game.

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First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.