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This amazing intro would be perfect for a Pokemon Let’s Go Johto game

Published: 18/Sep/2020 3:42 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 14:30

by Paul Cot


Rumors about the next Pokemon game continue to swirl but if it does end up being Pokemon Let’s Go: Johto then one trainer has already saved Game Freak and co the trouble of creating an intro for it.

A Gen 2 version of Pokemon Let’s Go will almost certainly be a remake of Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal, similar to how the original Let’s Go game was to Pokemon Yellow. It would feature more to do but the biggest appeal would be the chance to play through the Johto region with modern visuals.


Much like all new Pokemon game releases, there is always divided opinion about a particular title. On the whole though, fans seem excited about the prospect of a Let’s Go sequel, though.

Let’s Go Johto intro

And why wouldn’t they be if the final product featured animations as nostalgic and well-made as this:


The Pokemon Gold and Silver intro animation is as iconic as the game itself. Fans young and old will remember the short pixelated scenes featuring the likes of Shellder, Lapras and the infamous Gen 2 starters.

As this particular animation is based on Pokemon Silver, the scene culminates with Lugia flying across the sea. Typically, Charizard also features which many trainers will point to as early evidence of the Pokemon Company’s apparent obsession with the Kanto fire starter.

It was created by DARN, an artist, animator and filmmaker from Ireland. He took on the challenging task of recreating it but even for someone with the expertise he has, making it was incredibly time consuming.


In the same YouTube video, DARN claimed making it took an astounding amount of time. “Videos like these take a lot of time and effort. This one alone took like 300/400 hours.” You can check out DARN’s portfolio of work on his website via YouTube.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.

Snivy Pokemon Go
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.


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.