This Week in Pokemon History (2014 to 2016)
Had a late evening yesterday from work and literally passed out as soon as I got into my room. That explains why this article is going up a tad later than usual.
Anyway, its Viger, and once again, I don’t have enough news to cover this week, aside from shiny Pokemon being available in Pokemon GO, but that is it when it comes to news.
So once more, I’ll being doing “This Week in Pokemon History” from 2014 to 2016. Next issue will encompass earlier years, but without further ado, let’s reminisce.
March 5: The first trailer for the new Pokemon movie “Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction” was first revealed to the public. The first movie for the X and Y series, the movie featured the Pokemon Diancie, Xerneas, and Yveltal. Due to come out during the Summer of 2014, many people were excited to see the next Generation of Pokemon in their own movie. I for one remember watching the English dub and commenting on it in the PUCL chatbox. It was interesting to see everyone’s reactions to various parts of the movie.
March 11: With the new Super Smash Bros on the way, various stages and characters were gradually being revealed over time. On this day, the 3DS exclusive stage “Lumiose City” was revealed. The stage was primarily a floating stage that flew around Lumiose City, mainly around Prism Tower. A very cinematic stage if you ask me.
March 20: Having already been available in Japan for about a week, the puzzle game “Pokemon Trozei” became available for download on the Nintendo eShop in North America. One of the many different puzzle based Pokemon games, and it certainly wouldn’t be the last…
March 31: Just before April 1, Google added a special feature to Google Maps which would allow people to “find” Pokemon using Google Maps, ahead of Pokemon GO. The joke was that the first person to find all 151 Pokemon on Google Maps would be given the job title of “Pokemon Master” for Google. I wonder how that guy is doing with his new position.
March 1: The Pokemon Regional Championships were finally brought over to the United Kingdom. For the first time, trainers in the UK could play for championship points that were applicable for the World Championship in Boston.
March 5: The first trailer for the newest Pokemon Movie “Hoopa and the Clash of Ages” was first revealed. Featuring the newest mythical Pokemon Hoopa, the trailer felt more like Godzilla than Pokemon, as numerous legendary Pokemon battled it out in a major city, just like Toho’s various monsters.
March 2: I’m seeing a trend here with early March. The newest trailer for the last Pokemon XY Movie “Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel” received its first trailer. The trailer showcased the first animations for not only Volcanion ahead of its distribution, but also showed off the newest Pokemon of the next generation, Magearna. Seems that March is movie month for Pokemon, except for this month apparently.
March 10: The next Pokemon Smartphone game after Pokemon Shuffle, known in Japan as “Pokemon Komaster” was first revealed. Drawing inspiration from the old Pokemon Trading Figure Game that came out years before it, this game would not receive a western release until about a year later when it came to the west under the name “Pokemon Duel”.
March 18: The First ever Pokemon fighting game, “Pokken Tournament” was finally released to the public outside of its Japanese arcade cabinets for the Wii U. A first for the franchise and an instant hit, this fighting game would soon be integrated into the Pokemon Tournament scene alongside the VGC and the TCG.
March 19: At long last, the first footage of the highly anticipated mobile game “Pokemon GO” was finally shown off to the public. The footage showcased how the game would function, from obtaining items and navigated the world, to finding and capturing Pokemon. Much of the footage that was shown remained the same upon release, except for the Poke-Radar (RIP) and the rest is history.
And that is it for “This Week in Pokemon History”. I do like doing this from time to time, if work doesn’t get in the way of my scheduled uploads. But anyway, hopefully the news starts to pick up in the coming weeks, and if not, I’ve got an entire archive to fall back on. And so, I’ll see you guys in the next issue.