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Scarlet and Violet News: Region, Gimmick, and New Pokémon

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Yesterday's "Pokémon Presents" dropped a lot of news on us, but then again the drought of news has been a long one. Any news would have seemed like a lot. Before going into the stream I had hoped we would see the new gimmick and some new regional forms, which we got both. I also assumed we would get the region name, which we did along with a map. Starting in November we will be able to explore the open world region of Paldea. I wonder what the deal is with the big crater in the center? Not much was shown in the way of specific areas within Paldea, but how it will be navigated was. As many suspected, the legendaries are motorcycles. Well, kind of. Miraidon clearly is. Koraidon just sort of runs around everywhere on all fours. Regardless these two function like the bicycle in Sword and Shield as well as having a gliding and mountain climbing mode. Early on in the video eagle eyed viewers caught glimpses of returning pokémon like Deerling and Sawsbuck, which are currently un

Pokemon Presents: August 3rd 2022

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A "Pokémon Presents" was officially announced for August 3rd, 2022 at 9am EST. It has been a bit since we've gotten any new Scarlet and Violet news, but this presentation is supposed to include some new information about those games as well as potentially other pokémon games and mobile offerings for the next few months. Personally, my expectations for this presentation are low. However, at this point any news will be awesome. I expect we will probably see a few more new pokémon, possibly including some new regional pokémon. I think we may see some early game towns and get the region name as well. My biggest hope is we see some actual gameplay as well as the new gimmick that will likely be in this game. Part of me hopes they just go back to including Megas, but I really doubt it.  What do you hope to see tomorrow morning? Join in our discussion in my Discord  or drop in on my Twitch stream this Friday !

More Shinies and More Puff

The Dynamax Adventures shiny hunt continues tonight at 8pm EST. All you need to do to join in is be in the Twitch chat ! I still have yet to find a shiny at all, but I've had other members of our party get shinies... so hopefully I'll find one myself tonight! As a side note, the Jigglypuff Community Challenge has been completed! During my next Pokémon Legends Arceus shiny hunt I will wear a Jigglypuff outfit and sing the Jigglypuff theme song whenever I find a shiny. Yaaaay... (Why did I make this challenge?) I have to skip next Wednesday's stream, so the Jigglypuff steam will be August 5th at 8pm EST.

Shiny Hunting Tonight on Twitch!

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After several unsuccessful Dynamax Adventure runs last night with Discord members, I will be trying again for shiny legendaries in Pokémon Sword and Shield. (Well, semi-successful since someone did get a shiny Noctowl.) Tonight I'll be hosting adventures with my viewers! Join in and let's see if we can be successful in our hunt for the #weekoflegends! My livestream starts tonight at 8pm EST! I hope to see you there!

Streaming Schedule and Discord Event

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Here's what I have planned for this week's Twitch stream! On Wednesday (July 27, 8pm EST) I'm going to be back shiny hunting in Legends Arceus and I'm also going to mix in some Dynamax Adventures with viewers for #weeksoflegends. I'm still hunting Shiny Buzzwole! On Friday (July 29, 8pm EST) I'm going to focus on finishing the area around my Animal Crossing house. I'll host some Dynamax Adventures afterwards as well. I'm also going to have a special Discord exclusive event on July 30th: Christmas in July! My Discord members and I will be swapping pokemon in Sword and Shield. I'll specifically be clearing out a lot of my spare shinies and event pokémon from over the years. You can join in on the fun by joining my Discord!

Weekly Stream Schedule

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Hi everyone! FossilJockMatt here! I've updated the Twitch stream schedule, since the inconsistency was bugging me. I had been streaming on Wednesday and Friday evening at two different times, but it became pretty tough to organize (especially the Wednesday stream) so now both the Wednesday and Friday streams are at 8pm EST! Check out some of my past streams and keep and eye out for new ones! Wednesday night streams are going to be exclusively pokémon related, and typically will be shiny hunting. I've been playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus for the most part, but I also have given the PokéRadar in Shining Pearl a shot (which mixed results).  Friday night is currently Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I'm working on turning my island into an escape room style game. It's taking WAY longer than I anticipated, but I'm almost done. Pop in on Friday evenings to see some of my newest additions. I also routinely update the Dream Address, so you can check out the islan

Hot Take: "Faithful" Remakes Aren't Good Remakes

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The holiday shopping season has been in full swing for some time now and I'm sure some kids have asked for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl (BDSP) for Christmas. Of course, I hope these players who never experienced Sinnoh before will enjoy these games. As a first play experience, they aren't terrible. That said, they aren't great, either. In fact, I haven't particularly enjoyed my experience with BDSP. I know I haven't said anything about these games, or any games, for months on this blog. To be honest, there hasn't been much to say. The info cycle for BDSP was practically nonexistent. I'm sure this likely relates to these games being practically carbon copies of their original versions. What is there to say that hasn't been said? Nothing good, apparently.  Now, I wouldn't say I hate these games by any means. They are fine. However, "fine" isn't what I want from my "new" pokémon games. The problem, in my ey