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Welcome to the HYPE THREAD, a place to share your excitement about in-game achievements, brag about success, and get hyped for upcoming events. CAPS LOCK IS OPTIONAL IF IT HELPS YOU GET YOUR HYPE ON!
This is a chance to post about your successes. Our rules against self-promotion and most low-quality content, including shiny Pokemon pics, are relaxed in these threads--please talk all you like about your luck and accomplishments!
This thread is meant to be pretty positive, so please think twice before downvoting someone! Rude and negative comments will be removed -- please report them if you see them :D
This thread is also the place to earn r/pokemon's prestige flair for completing various aspects of the games. To claim your flair, post a screenshot of your accomplishment in the comments below, accompanied by some indication (username on a piece of paper in the photo, for example) that it's yours. Please note that flairs are assigned once weekly, so it may take up to seven days for your flair to appear. Only one prestige flair can be assigned at once, and prestige flairs will overwrite other event flair awarded on this subreddit—pick carefully! Flair is currently available for:
Tapu Bulu: Post a screenshot of your Level 100+ Festival Plaza.
Tapu Fini: Post a screenshot of your 100+ streak in the Battle Tree.
Tapu Lele: Post a screenshot of all five of your Poké Pelago islands at max level (level 3).
Rotom Dex: Post a screenshot of your completed Alola Regional Dex.
Oval Charm: Post a screenshot of your completed Living Dex.
LET'S GET HYPED!!!!
Just watched some 14-15 year old make his younger sister cry going on about how Sw/Sh is "already a bad game and if you like it you're a bad person". She had a little Scorbunny plush and a Pikachu on her backpack and I could tell this was probably her introduction to Pokemon as a whole. Put things in perspective very quickly.
From the genwunners to the folks who started on D/P all of us had some feeling of loss when it came to Dexit and of course many of us have our respective complaints about the series' flaws, but that doesn't change the fact that there are still a bunch of little kids who look at every 'mon on the roster as a brand new creature they've never seen before with that pure wonder. They might be walking into their Sapphire, or Blue, or Diamond, what have you. Despite its shortcomings, the game could still be a massively positive experience for kids who at their core are just like we were some time ago. So feel free to have your opinions and boycott and express your frustrations, but for the love of god, leave the little kids out of it. It's not fair to them to ruin this experience so that they can suffer alongside us.
Edit: I appreciate the conversation this produced. Hopefully we can all allow the younger generation to experience this controversial chapter in Pokemon’s history without getting wrapped up in its mess.
I’m gonna buy that girl a Sobble plush because any self-respecting fan knows Water is the superior starter yes I will die on this hill
Apologies to Popplio fans, just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean its bad
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