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What do you guys think? The gym leaders were revealed yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, when hundreds of players also gathered with high hopes that a legendary might be unleashed...no such luck, unfortunately. Some other details covered:

  • There are easter eggs that nobody's discovered yet
  • They’re planning ways to customize Pokestops
  • Pokemon Centers are coming
  • There will be more functionality added to gyms, though the specifics aren’t clear
  • Niantic says the game is at about 10% of what they want it to be
  • They’re still discussing breeding, but nothing concrete in the works yet
  • The legendary birds are tied to teams in some way, as the original designs implied
  • Yep, they know about the three-step glitch.
  • It sounds like we can’t expect legendaries until after the game has been released on all regions, which makes sense
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The petition, which was started up over on change.org has already gained over 57,000 supporters, and 'needs 75,000 total'. Harambe is a dual ghost and fighting type-- a gorilla who died abducting a child. His ability is “Meat Shield.” Seriously though, could any Pokémon be more legendary?




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Just a heads up, but this Dwayne 'The Rock' inspired Pokémon comes out swinging in a blaze of NSFW-ish banter. Gotta love when The Rock himself comes on at the end of the video as well, to describe his love for YouTube.

And why the heck shouldn't the man, with this kind of parody gold? But all in all, Machop --> Machoke --> Machamp --> PokeRock.
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/u/ftb_hodor, who is a self-proclaimed member of the Pokémon GO community on Reddit, went ahead and showed off his astounding collection of 142 pokémon.

According to the Pokemon Go master, he caught over 4,250 Pokemon, had to walk over 153 kilometers and reached Level 31 while completing his collection of catchable Pokemon. Helping him complete the collection so quickly was that he lives near an area of Central Park that has four PokeStops clustered together.

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We're talking fire Pokémon turning into ice Pokémon and new colors for the oldie favorites. Introducing Alola forms, which will make their big debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Here are some of the classic Pokémon then depicted in their new forms, as courtesy of Serebii:




Pokémon Sun and Moon will also introduce the 'styles' feature -- which is dependent upon which parts of the island you encounter a given Pokémon on:

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For those unaware, Pokémon GO has all but taken over the planet at this point. Phone batteries everywhere have taken a devastating hit. People wander the streets with lifeless eyes, tired legs (still getting used to the whole walking everywhere thing) on the hunt for another Magikarp (cause you need like 500 of those to get a damn Gyarados).

Seriously. Go outside, look around, and catch at least a dozen folks committed to leveling up, catching 'em all, and hitting every f**king Poké Stop between here and Narnia, while on their way to a potentially perpetual state of unemployment. Like some of us really should be getting back to work at this point...

And now to the hot topic of the day: when you first start up with this game, you've the option to side with Team Instinct, Valor, or Mystic:





Well, an inspired piece of banner artwork from DeviantArt’s Seoxys6 is serving as the rallying point for players out there that have grown tired of the senseless hostility between players on different teams. Team Harmony's message goes:

“Disturb not the harmony of Fire, Ice, or Lightning lest these three Titans wreck destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water’s Great Guardian shall arise to quell the fighting alone its song will fail. Thus the Earth shall turn to ash. O, Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three.”

Can this new, 'unofficial' team put an end to all the animosity, or nah? I appreciate the nod to the pokémon storyline -- in the movie Ash and friends have to do something with Lugia in order to restore order between the three legendary birds, Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres.



I don't know though; these reactions suggest we might yet be on an endless quest to attain peace between competing factions....



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Does Pokémon Steal from Kingdom Hearts?

NeoGAF user botty noticed some things in Pokémon that seem to be pulled straight from Kingdom Hearts.

Here are his findings plus some other overwhelming evidence:

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Pokémon GO just dropped in Japan, and it doesn't get much more creative, in terms of trying to level up quickly as possible, than this!

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We get to follow the aptly named 'Darkathion' for his first nine minutes of character customization and exploration to spots like the 'Giant Rock Stack' and library. The game's already showing clear signs of being geared towards encouraging taking your next adventure outside. 



Maybe the biggest highlight of this revealing video was the part in which we get to see just how hard it is to actually 'hit' a Pokémon with a Poké Ball when trying to catch it--takes a serious chuck, man! All in all the hype continues to build with this pretty dang exciting video!