Some of you might remember that I wrote a blog post last October regarding the first Pokémon Wi-Fi tournament, called "Why the Autumn Wi-Fi Friendly is a load of balls. I was fortunate enough to have a better time with the Winter Wi-Fi Friendly; although I didn't place very high in the rankings. When the Spring Tournament was announced, I thought "I might as well give this a try". I wish I hadn't.
As with the Autumn Wi-Fi Friendly, a lot of the matches I would have won unfortunately
So today was the Video Game Championships Qualifiers event in the United Kingdom, at the usual site of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This year, the Masters division had their sign ups at 8am (meaning we went before the Junior and Senior divisions). The plan was for me to meet up with a friend at 10:30am, who would drive me down from Ely (near where I live). Something very interest happened though:
On the way to the meeting place, Mum made a detour into Newmarket (some
Wow...what a plot twist that was! Just when I thought that GameFreak was getting predictable, they decided to give Pokémon's fifth generation an unexpected spicy surprise! I thought I had it all figured out, but then something like this pops up out of the blue - I love it when that happens! None of us managed to predict this 100%, although I think my good friend @Silktree came closest.
Now, first off, let's see what points I got wrong:
- Pokémon Grey
I know every fandom is known for baseless speculation and that Pokémon isn't the only one. Some of them, like people wanting remakes of Ruby and Sapphire are somewhat justified due to past events. One that I can't seem to get my head around though, is why people expect the Boundary Pokémon, Kyurem to receive another form (or "forme" as they seem to be known as in Pokémon lore).
As many of you are aware, Kyurem is considered
I would tag specific people, but there are so many people that I would want to tag that the post would just become a list of tags, which wouldn't look pretty.
Anyways, I want to wish everyone at Bulbagarden a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Throughout this year I have met some really wonderful people here at the forums - both staff and non-staff, that have really made my fondness for this place grow and grow.
I would like to give a special shout out to the staff