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Friday, February 26, 2016

KoopaTV Live Reacts to 20th Anniversary Pokémon Direct


Here we are with the first game-related live reaction log of 2016! It's a Nintendo Direct! ...Sort of not really.

Pokémon Direct title screen Nintendo Game Boy Ditto Tsunekazu Ishihara
It's President Ishihara of The Pokémon Company. With a Ditto?

Looks like The Pokémon Company is using Nintendo's outreach channels to talk about something important. We better listen and react to it. I'm Nintendork 13 13, and Vortexica joins too as the other dude. Due to... the timing, we don't exactly react at the same time. It's an interesting dynamic, for sure.

The Pokémon Direct is embedded below. (Just click more!) You can watch along with our reactions, but we kinda do it twice so I dunno. 9:54 am
    So apparently this thing already sort of leaked and everyone already knows about "Pokemon Sun and Moon" coming on 3DS. Did we know about this?
    I've heard NOA put out a tweet on it too, but I can't find it on their feed, so I guess they deleted it... 10:00 am
    Here we go.
    Gengar fighting Nidorino, haven't seen that in a while.
    DIRECTLY, do do do do!
    Oh nostalgia, I was some of these kids, specifically the one playing his GB in bed late at night.
    I also like how they acknowledge in this that Pokemon is played by more than just little kids.
    Sun and Moon, cool.
    BUT, what are they...?
    Plugging R/B/Y on eShop. Again, why anyone would do that these days is beyond me but still cool I guess... <.<
    Sun and Moon releasing late this year.
    I hope they're completely original games (which the titles seem to indicate).

 Nintendork 13 13 5:05 pm
    I heard Vortex had some reactions
    but I'll just not read those
    and pretend it's 7 hours ago.
    Celebrating 20 Years!
    It's a Pikachu play button Pokémon Direct!
    It's 6:32
    They said it'd be 5 minutes
    The hell is this
    It's a green-ass Japanese guy
    oh the colour is bnormal
    Tsunekazu Ishihara from the Pokémon Company
    Cheap special effects for DIRECTLY.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:07 pm
    Exactly 20 years since Pokémon began
    and everyone agrees Green/Blue are better.
    (See: Splatfest)
    Progression from garbage RBY to 3D XY.
    Prepared a video
    "Celebrating all Pokémon Training"
    They had some title screens of non-English and non-Japan stuff
    Stock images of people playing their Game Boys.
    All the black people are hilarious
    Now they're showing stock photos of people biking
    and converting that to people biking in-game.

Pokémon Gold Black Male Game Boy African-American headphones frustrated constipated
Earbuds weren't a thing back in 2000 with Pokémon Gold. All was well, for people used headphones.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:09 pm
    Woah n arration of numbers
    "And in 2016..."
    "It all comes together"
    "In an all-new Pokémon adventure"
    Holiday 2016 Pokémon Sun and Moon
    Games in 2D. :-P
    They're adding Traditional and Simplified Chinese to the language options "right when they begin playing the game"
    (As opposed to making Chinese unlockable?)
    "You played through the game in Simplified Chinese. Now try HARD MODE in TRADITIONAL CHINESE."
    dun dun dun

 Nintendork 13 13 5:12 pm
    They're talking about communication issues with Game Boy link cable.
    Pokémon RBY on Virtual Console use that Pokémon Bank thing and you can put them into Sun/Moon.
    (But stuff like EVs and abilities don't exist!)
    "Thank you for watching."

 Nintendork 13 13 5:14 pm
    ...Well, whatever. We don't know anything about Sun/Moon.

Pokémon Sun Moon Nintendo 3DS worldwide release holiday 2016 announcement logos
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Coming out Holiday 2016 worldwide.
Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D. In nine languages, and accessible with Pokémon Bank. That's all we know. 5:15 pm
    And that was the main thing I wanted to know.
    What it IS.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:16 pm
    Yeah, too bad.
    Guess we'll wait until E3 or something.
    Or a random Pokémon Sunday episode.
    Where we have to sit through an hour of weirdo Japanese people doing weird skits.
    Just for one screenshot. 5:18 pm
    Which I would totally do by the way.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:18 pm
    I've done it multiple times and it's NEVER WORTH IT. 5:20 pm
    I hope this does herald to start of a whole new generation (it probably does though).

 Nintendork 13 13 5:20 pm
    Well, since we already got the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon of Gen 6, there's nothing left for Gen 6 to do.
    Might as well move on.
    To be honest, there are some Pokémon that I don't remember if they're from Gen 5 or Gen 6. 5:21 pm
    I still have problems differentiating between Gens 5 and 6. Not quite there yet.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:21 pm
    Like Noibat. 5:21 pm
    Yeah, that.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:21 pm
    That's because Gen 5 was soooo short.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:24 pm
    We knew Pokémon Sun and Moon were trademarked in Europe. I don't really consider that a leak because that's a damn government agency talking, and that sort of unveiling is controllable.
    NOA didn't put out a tweet, but there is a tweet from NIntendo of America or one of that crap floating around social media confirming it.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:26 pm
    I just didn't want to comment on it because people trademark stuff and patent all the time and it doesn't work out. 5:27 pm
    I see. That clears that up.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:27 pm
    If I were Nintendo, I would trademark a fake thing on purpose, have the government publish that publicly, and then screw everyone's minds when you reveal the real thing.

Ludwig would like to note that KoopaTV can react to things and not be sued by anyone for doing so. Just putting that out there. What do you think of the announcement? Should KoopaTV have speculated on it before now?

Remember Pokémon Bank? It was in a previous Pokémon-focused Direct, and Ludwig made a Jew joke in the reaction log.
You want information about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon? Here are the starters and more.
To be clear, it'll be coming out November, not just Holiday 2016.
The next Pokémon Direct is June 2017, featuring alternate stories of these games... Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!
The Pokémon Direct of February 2019 announcing Generation 8 was quite a bit better.


  1. I just want to know... Pokemon sun and moon.... WHAT ARE YOU??? Then again if you sre fast enough to pause during the concept art segment you can see quite a lot of things

    1. An ambulance... a firetruck... a Horsea fountain...some winged thing...

    2. pokemon center... some interior room designs... a cafe....I think I also saw some sort of bridge.... also the hotel thingy that has the horsea fountain looks a lot like a hotel in Singapore..... maybe thats the place they will take inspiration this time

    3. ...What exactly in Singapore is inspirational?

    4. google search the Raffles hotel Singapore and then compare it to the hotel in the teaser, they look really similar, palm trees and all

    5. Good call.

      Though, I meant, is there anything about Singapore in particular that could clue us in on what direction the game's region may take?

      Like, Unova being based on the United States told us there would be a lot of dark-skinned people and massive cities.

    6. actually it might be based on the south pacific as a whole... so we might get the twin towers as the main attraction .... and it would be a pretty hot region, and pretty urban as well

    7. wot

      The Twin Towers are... erm... were in New York.

      Singapore's average temperatures are beautifully consistent throughout the year. Awesome. :D

    8. well they arent called the twin towers but the Petronas towers.. but basically they are two identical huge towers linked by a bridge lol

      also its hot, but REALLY humid, if you walk outside you cam literally feel the humidity slap you in the face .-....and the rainstorms are quite powerful


      Ah, there we go.

      So it's super sunny AND super rainy? Sounds like it should've been in Ruby/Sapphire!

    10. Unfortunately, they never had the idea to do a region outside of japan before black and white lol, but your right, now that I think of it it would have been PERFECT XD

    11. :D

      Yo, what's the best way to contact you and give you Cloud DLC?

    12. *****you're

      lol and i guess probably hangouts or something g+ related XD

  2. Danny Phantom and Ash Ketchum have the same mission lol

  3. I'm disappointed that there is no confirmation of a Detective Pikachu localization. Main games have lately been meh for me.

    1. So you don't actually want Gen 6 over until Detective Pikavchu comes over?

    2. I don't care either way. I just want Detective Pikachu localized because of an Ace Attorney X Detective Pikachu crossover game does happen there will be a higher chance of it being localized. Also Detetive Pikachu on its own deserves to be localized for the talking Pikachu with a gruff voice alone.

    3. Gruff Pikachu is scary.

      ...The crossover hope is pretty absurd though. There's a higher chance of Phoenix Wright being playable in Super Smash Bros. but we both know that never happened!


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