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Viral Pokemon TikTok finds origin of Sword & Shield Pokeball Guy dance

Published: 5/Jan/2020 0:32 Updated: 5/Jan/2020 2:01

by Brent Koepp


A Sword & Shield player’s Pokemon discovery went viral after they uploaded a TikTok that showed that the Pokeball guy’s dance actually comes from another Nintendo game.

Pokemon’s eighth generation title Sword & Shield dropped on November 15, becoming the fastest selling title on Switch with its stellar opening weekend sales.

However ,a fan hilariously discovered that the titles’ new character, the Pokeball Guy, has a dance in the game that was used in another popular Nintendo RPG – The Legend of Zelda.

The Pokemon CompanySword & Shield has players taking on the Galar Region.

Pokeball Guy’s dance looks familiar…

The viral post was shared on the Pokemon subreddit by Reddit user gentlerain, although it originated on TikTok by Person8367 with over 68k likes on the video sharing app.

In the clip, the player pans to the Pokeball Guy in Sword & Shield swaying back and forth with his dance, before lowering their Switch down to reveal a monitor with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess playing on it.

Hilariously, the video on the screen shows Link at the Malo Mart, although in this iteration of the shop has everyone breaks into a dance that is identical to the mascot’s animation in the Pokemon games.

Releasing in 2006, Twilight Princess was the thirteenth title to release in the The Legend of Zelda series. The game sees protagonist Link try to save Hyrule from descending into the Twilight Realm, and had a mechanic that let players turn into a wolf.

The clip that is used in the viral TikTok is of Link visiting the Malo Mart Castle Branch, which is a side chain based off the iconic store that is usually located in Kakariko Village.

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Fans on the Pokemon subreddit were in stitches over the viral video. One reddit user joked “Literally everything is reused. 2019 was a bad year for Pokemon,” referencing the controversy of Sword & Shield reusing old assets from the 3DS games, which sparked outcry from the community.

Reddit: u/efnfen4Reddit users poked fun of the games past controversies.

Pokemon Sword & Shield smashed records, pushing over 6 million units in its opening weekend – making it the fastest selling game on Nintendo’s latest console.

Despite criticisms from the community, the title has not only gone to be one of the best selling in the franchise, but released to rave reviews from critics.


Pokemon Go teaser trailer reveals new raid boss is coming soon

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Niantic posted a series of teaser trailers on social media, which strongly hinted a new Pokémon Go raid boss is coming soon, and players have more or less figured out what it might be.

Pokemon Go is still jam-packed with things to do after all these years. However, Pokemon Go players love teaming up and taking on raid bosses. It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in the game.

A limited number of Pokemon can be raid bosses at any given time, and the roster is always changing. It helps keep the battles fresh and gives Pokemon Go players something to look forward to.

In their typical playful fashion, Niantic has been dropping a series of hints for an upcoming raid boss on social media, and it’s generated a lot of hype. Here’s everything we know so far, including a dead giveaway.

Pokemon Go Raid Boss Leak
Pokemon Go raids allow players to test their mettle against some extremely powerful Pokemon.

Niantic released the first teaser trailer on November 29. “Ah, what’s this? We’ve just received a message,” they wrote. “Stay tuned as we investigate.”

The 20-second clip shows a raid boss icon sitting on top of a platform. It also started a six-hour countdown timer.

No less than six hours later, they posted a second clip. This one had a pink egg in place of the raid boss icon, which is the color that hatches into a Tier 1 raid boss. It also started a new 44-hour countdown timer.

“Another incoming message!” they wrote. “Trainers, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon some mysterious Raid Eggs. Can you help us make sense of all this?” It didn’t take the Pokemon Go community long to figure something out.

Pokemon Go players believe the clip is alluding to a one-star raid boss hatching from an egg mentioned in a previous blog post. They also guessed it could hatch into Kecleon, Scatterbug, or Rotoms.

However, Niantic released a third teaser several hours later. It contained the biggest hint yet and more or less confirmed what the raid boss will be. “Just in—a new message. What do you think it means?” they wrote.

The third clip looks similar to the second one. However, it now includes a small airplane flying around in the background with a flag attached.

The flag has the number 677 written on it, which also happens to be the Pokédex number for Espurr, a Psychic Pokemon from Generation 6.

It’s a strong indication Espurr will be the next raid boss. Still, Pokemon Go fans are eagerly awaiting the next hint, which will probably confirm it once and for all.