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Trainer handed second chance after shiny Pokemon trade disaster

Published: 21/Jan/2020 11:50

by David Purcell


Trading Pokemon in Sword & Shield can be a seriously useful tool for upgrading your team, but one player couldn’t help think another trainer had made a devastating mistake after receiving a shiny Scorbunny. Now, they’re looking to give it back. 

The feature allows fans to connect online and exchange Pokemon, some of which can even evolve by taking part in the process such as Haunter, meaning that there can be many mutual – as well as personal – benefits to swapping species from one game to another.

However, one trainer was potentially left absolutely devastated after trading away one of the Galar Region’s rarest types of Pokemon, a shiny Scorbunny, during an online trade.

Pokemon / Nintendo
Pokemon / Nintendo
You can trade Pokemon between both Sword and Shield.

While many might have exited the trade, delighted by their new addition, a user has taken to Reddit to explain what happened, in search of the player that was shortchanged in the process. If they are found, they have said the Pokemon will be returned to its rightful owner.

For those who don’t know, shiny Pokemon are the rarest type found in the video games, some of which can take hours and hours to obtain by using different methods – such as chaining – which is essentially finding and knocking out the same species numerous times.

That’s very difficult to do with starters, though, as you only get one chance at the beginning of the game to spot them.

The Reddit user, IamPiety, posted the following to the Sword and Shield subreddit: “PSA: To the poor soul who (most definitely) accidentally traded a legit shiny Scorbunny. If you can prove your OT, I would be happy to give it back! Please share this, so we can find this guy!”

PSA: To the poor soul who (most definitely) accidentally traded a legit shiny Scorbunny, if you can prove your OT, I would be happy to give it back! Please share this, so we can find this guy! from PokemonSwordAndShield

This act of generosity shows that no matter how terrible a mistake you have made in trades, there’s always a chance that an accidental exchange of shinies could be rectified by honest members of the community. Yet, it did leave a few trainers pretty conflicted about what they would do in the same situation.

One wrote: “Props to you my man. Also, f**k you because you made me realize that if this happened to me I probably wouldn’t even try to trade it back.” Another user was a little more crafty, posting: “If it makes you feel better you can pretend I was the OT as I’ll gladly take it off your hands.”

Whether or not the original trainer will step forward and be reunited with their shiny Pokemon remains to be seen, but the sentiment is really nice nevertheless. Hopefully they see this post and get their rare starter back.

If you would like to read more about shiny Pokemon, check out our comprehensive Pokemon Sword & Shield shiny hunting guide for tips, tricks and how to increase your chances of finding one.


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.
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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.

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.