Pokemon News Issue #88
Welcome back to Pokemon News here on PUCL. We got a small issue today, but with some pretty unexpected news coming out of the Pokemon world.
In trailer news, ahead of its airing during Super Bowl 50 in February, the special Pokemon themed Super Bowl ad has been released in it entirety on the official Pokemon Youtube channel. The ad features both live action and CGI as the ad depicts an all to real looking version of our world, but with Pokemon. The ad pans through several different people, both children and adults, all saying that they “can do that”, implying that they can train Pokemon for battle. The ad hits it climax as a Japanese trainer faces off against and African American football player in a Pokemon battle, with the athlete using a Mega Lucario, Gyarados, Charizard, and ONE GLORIOUS MAGNETON!!!! (Thank you based Pokemon gods, you put the evolution of my favorite Pokemon in your Super Bowl ad.) The trailer ends with a dad watching the battle with his son and the family Pikachu, whispering into his son’s ear saying, “You can do that.” All in all, it is a very well crafted ad for the brand and the franchise as a whole. No secret reveals of Pokemon GO or Pokemon Z have come out of this ad, but it shouldn’t be long before we hear something.
Speaking of games, one game Scron and many others was both a joke and or dead has suddenly popped up and was confirmed to exist. Yes, “Detective Pikachu; Birth of a New Duo” is a real thing. Not only that, the game will be released in Japan on February 3. The game puts players in the role of a boy named Tim Goodman as he arrives in Rhyme City. Upon his arrival, he meets a talking Pikachu that works as a detective, and the two join forces to solve cases with the help of Pokemon in the city. Its an interesting game, but I can’t really form an opinion until I see the game in action and more comes out of it. So keep a sharp eye out for this one.
And that’s it for Pokemon News this week. Here’s to February being filled to the brim with Pokemon related news!