The dark truth behind Pokémon.
Anyone who grew up in the 1990s (or any time after that, basically) is familiar with the basic, addictive premise of the Pokémon video games: the world is full of fantastical creatures that “trainers” can collect and make fight each other—kind of like animals, but more easily tamed. But that world, designed for tweens and teenagers, might be far creepier than it appears.
Modern Farmer published an article that analyzes the mysterious food politics of the world of Pokémon and comes to a conclusion: “Simply put, it is a fact that people eat Pokémon.” Collating creatures from the games and comments from the world’s non-player characters who chat up the protagonist, it becomes clear that Pokémon produce the basis of the world’s existence. Miltanks, a cow-like Pokémon, produce milk, while the tail of the Slowpoke, an exceedingly dumb Pokémon, is a delicacy. The poison of the serpentine Arbok makes a…
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Well, I managed to get all 150 Pokémon with the help of this wiki, but I couldn’t find Mew. I tried reinstalling Google Maps, but that just wiped my progress. Was going to blow through all 150 Pokémon again, but I figured I spent enough time already, and I was sick of the ‘game’ after failing to find Mew for so long.
It was good while it lasted. Well played, Google. I hope you do something as epic as this again next year.
Google is epic as always 😀
The internet wins again. I managed to find 94 on my own before resorting to the list, but man, that was fun. And time-wasting. And useless.
I would totally do it again.
Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was?
Google wants you to prove it.
At least, they would in a world where April Fools jokes were real and companies weren’t allowed to tug at our heart strings with pretend commercials for games that we’d actually totally play…
Getting started a bit early on their annual April Foolery, the Google Maps team just released this faux-teaser for a totally-amazing augmented reality Pokemon game that they’ll never actually make.
But wait! It doesn’t end there. Google went particularly deep with this one, right under our noses. They actually did build out a proper Poke-collection game — it’s just not quite as mind blowing as the impossibly intense live-action AR game shown in the video.
Pop into Google Maps on your phone (I tested it on Android 4.4) and scroll around the map for a bit. You should…
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Well, for the touch of irony, the guys behind Twitch Plays Pokémon made the players beat Red from the previous game. They eventually did beat BirdJesus and Lord Helix, but I really did miss Dorkly’s commentary.
Apparently they are headed to Pokémon Emerald next. It’s a bit of a fading fad for me now, but still nice to catch up on the game once in a while.
Well done, Man At Arms!
As much as I think the design for Honedge is retarded (c’mon, a Pokémon that is a sword?), Man At Arms managed to make it cool by turning it into a REAL weapon. I love the weapons they do, though I’m still waiting on them to make more Bleach swords. So many epic swords there that need to be forged.
I wish I could draw like that. Pictures really do speak a thousand words. Me? I have to manually write those thousand words. I’m pretty good at that though. And I read an article by a self-published author that says that any writing is good practice, so keep writing, even if it’s mundane. So hurray blogging!
I have a special contempt for modern art though. It’s ridiculous.
Somehow, Twitch beat Pokémon! That’s friggin’ amazing given the travails players have faced just trying to conquer ledges.
But what’s this? Pokémon Crystal? Uh oh…this won’t end until we reach Pokémon X/Y, is it?