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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2016: Day 2 — Pokémon GO Q&A

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Overhyped mobile TRASH.

Fortunately, after Day 1 of Nintendo Treehouse Live, all of the staffers are alive and well (well, eh) for Day 2!

First up is the Pokémon GO Question & Answer session. I'm Nintendork 13 13, Rawk is back too, so is Vortexica, and even Kamek is here today, technically.

 ultralink1 1:05 pm
    Who's on deck for e3 today?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:05 pm
    Trinen still wearing a rainbow ribbon.

 RawkHawk2010 1:05 pm
    e3 started

 Nintendork 13 13 1:06 pm
    He's one of the only dudes with a ribbon.

 RawkHawk2010 1:06 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:06 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:06 pm
    Mr. Masuda is there.

Pokémon GO Question and Answer session E3 2016 members Junichi Masuda Shigeru Miyamoto Jwittz Cybertron Niantic
Our cast. I'd name them, but I won't. 1:06 pm
    Miyamoto's wearing Pokemon and Zelda pins.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:06 pm
    The Pokémon Company International and "members of the community" are there.
    "Cybertron" and "JWitz"

 RawkHawk2010 1:06 pm
    wtf 1:07 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:07 pm
    Miyamoto's wearing Pokémon, Zelda, AND rainbow. 1:07 pm
    That's especially relevant to me.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:07 pm
    Seriously why is Miyamoto there?

 RawkHawk2010 1:07 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:08 pm
    Like, this is about Pokémon GO as a Q&A.
    He doesn't have anything to do with it.

 RawkHawk2010 1:08 pm
    Can't have these Creatures just doing whatever the hell they want.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:08 pm
    DOES HE?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:08 pm
    Did you ever try to sign up for the field test?

 RawkHawk2010 1:08 pm
    I wonder what Miyamoto thinks of Trump.
    (and no)

 Nintendork 13 13 1:09 pm
    Yungoos isn't in Pokémon GO.

 RawkHawk2010 1:09 pm
    not YET
    okay so

 Nintendork 13 13 1:09 pm
    The April Fools project with Google actually did inspire Pokémon GO.

 RawkHawk2010 1:09 pm
    I'm thinking about the orlando kid who just got swallowed alive by the alligator and
    Pokemon GO is definitely gonna get dudes killed.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:10 pm
    It's not like Pokémon GO is the only alternate-reality mobile game. 1:10 pm
    Eaten by a wild Krookodile?

 RawkHawk2010 1:10 pm
    it'll be the most popular among children
    by far

 Nintendork 13 13 1:10 pm
    Hope everyone reads their Terms of Service that they don't have liability.
    Okay, Miyamoto.
    Miyamoto is involved with the peripheral hardware? 1:11 pm
    His pin is flashing...

 Nintendork 13 13 1:11 pm
    I don't think that's a pin.
    I think that's the hardware.
    I expected it to be bigger.

 RawkHawk2010 1:12 pm
    Real World Gaming

 Nintendork 13 13 1:12 pm
    I could be wrong, but he was tugging his jacket on that side when he was talking about.

 ultralink1 1:13 pm
    I hear negative things about pokemon go

 Nintendork 13 13 1:13 pm
    Kamek, you need to be like that The Pokémon Company International translator.
    You have? I thought everyone was under a gag order not to talk about it.

 RawkHawk2010 1:13 pm
    dude in the purple shirt next to Cybertron looks like a Tim & Eric character.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:13 pm
    Got the confidential Dog vs. Growlithe pic.

Pokémon GO Growlithe dog AR

 RawkHawk2010 1:14 pm
    (...Seriously.) 1:14 pm
    This reminds me of that one real life dog that appeared for like two seconds in one episode of the anime way back when.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:15 pm
    He caught a Meowth at E3.
    An Abra.
    PlayStation VR advertisement.

 RawkHawk2010 1:15 pm
    IT'S A BOMB 1:15 pm
    That Machop is tiny.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:15 pm
    Is it confirmed to only be Gen 1?

 RawkHawk2010 1:15 pm
    If so that's Gay.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:16 pm
    The Pokémon have two moves each.

 RawkHawk2010 1:16 pm
    I want Shuckle.
    I want Chatot!

 Nintendork 13 13 1:16 pm
    Eevee has "Eevee Candy"
    As did Meowth.

 RawkHawk2010 1:16 pm
    I want Yungoos!

 Nintendork 13 13 1:16 pm
    And there's "Stardust" and a lot of other stuff.
    Cybertron talking.
    Nicknamed his dudes.

 RawkHawk2010 1:16 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:16 pm
    Oh wait that's Jwitz

 RawkHawk2010 1:16 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:16 pm
    Cybertron is the Asian dude.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:17 pm
    "I've only seen Kanto Pokémon" - JWitz
    I feel like I'm spelling his name wrong.
    "Are there any plans to have Pokémon outside of Kanto?"
    Good question.

 RawkHawk2010 1:17 pm
    ^ cybertron

 Nintendork 13 13 1:17 pm
    Not like Trinen's dumb question about if having a real life dog is helpful.
    "We want to bring the game to the point where you can eventually catch all of them."
    NON-ANSWER. 1:18 pm
    It'd be a bit unreasonable if they made you trek all the way up an actual volcano to catch a Magmar.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:18 pm
    "But being the 20th anniversary of Pokémon we felt it was appropriate to [be GenWunners.]"

 RawkHawk2010 1:18 pm
    Someone mentioned that Miyamoto is getting "liver spots"
    On his face.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:19 pm
    Japan dude claims RBY Pokémon are fresh and unfamiliar to later fans of the series.
    Is that true?

 RawkHawk2010 1:19 pm
    I have no interest in this if it's nothing but original dudes.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:19 pm
    They said they'll add more dudes later on.

 RawkHawk2010 1:19 pm
    I think my favorite original Pokemon is honestly Slowbro.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:20 pm
    Thurman Cain?

 RawkHawk2010 1:20 pm
    Well his name is Wacky Deli but yeah. 1:20 pm
    Is there trading in this?

 RawkHawk2010 1:20 pm
    (I didn't want all my Pokes named after dead people.)

 Nintendork 13 13 1:21 pm
    "Is Pokémon GO going to be like the main series where there are Pokémon that are rarer and harder to catch?"
    "Absolutely." 1:21 pm
    Abra's still a Teleport spammer.

 RawkHawk2010 1:21 pm
    I forgot Abra existed.
    I can't look at Cybertron without laughing.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:22 pm
    Trinen wonders about developing for 3DS vs. mobile trash.
    For Masuda-san.

 RawkHawk2010 1:22 pm
    What's up with Junichi's shirt?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:22 pm
    "We want to focus on the catching."
    Well there's Abra.

 RawkHawk2010 1:23 pm
    Why does he look like he got run over by a car?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:23 pm
    There's a Paras.
    On stage.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:23 pm

Pokémon GO Paras Nintendo E3 2016 Shigeru Miyamoto fragrance incense
Wherever Miyamoto is, a Paras is nearby.

 RawkHawk2010 1:23 pm
    More awkward run animations for the trainer.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:23 pm
    Rattata on the desk.
    Eating the Wii U GamePad.
    That is a GamePad right?

 RawkHawk2010 1:24 pm
    this looks bad >.>

 Nintendork 13 13 1:24 pm
    I'm not impressed. 1:24 pm
    Top percentage.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:24 pm
    That's not a Wii U GamePad.

 RawkHawk2010 1:25 pm
    This looks about as sophisticated as those AR 3DS games.
    The ones with the cards.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:25 pm
    There's music in this?

 RawkHawk2010 1:25 pm
    No Go.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:25 pm
    Masuda is doing all the music and sound effects.

 RawkHawk2010 1:25 pm
    Means it's gonna be bad. 1:26 pm
    I can just about hear it...

 RawkHawk2010 1:26 pm
    This walking animation.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:26 pm
    "Higher tempo, higher pace to get people excited."
    This walking animation is awful.

 RawkHawk2010 1:26 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:26 pm
    And hilarious.

 RawkHawk2010 1:26 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:27 pm
    Trinen goes to his neighbour's private property to look for Pokémon.

 RawkHawk2010 1:27 pm
    Pokemon Go Plus?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:27 pm
    Which segues to Miyamoto.
    Pokémon GO Plus is the peripheral.
    Miyamoto is holding it.

 RawkHawk2010 1:27 pm
    oh god

 Nintendork 13 13 1:27 pm
    It really was the pin.
    So the flashing was intentional.

 RawkHawk2010 1:27 pm
    I just realized I can't namedrop Go Ichinose's first name casually.
    Cuz the game is called "GO"

 Nintendork 13 13 1:27 pm
    Yeah, that's why you need the accent marking.
    The PokéWalker was cooler.

 RawkHawk2010 1:29 pm
    "We want people to go outside, exploring and not looking at their phone."

 Nintendork 13 13 1:29 pm
    Niantic is a mobile gaming company whose mission is to have you not look at your phone.

 RawkHawk2010 1:29 pm
    ...well... >.>
    This is a total disaster.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:30 pm
    I saw this coming too, while every other sucker saw that very first trailer and was super-psyched by it.
    (Nintendo's E3 performance is dropping by the minute.)
    Now there's crosstalk between the Japanese dudes.
    And Cybertron and Jwitz are just nervously laughing.
    Trinen: ...Hey, did you two have any questions?
    Good group observation skills, Trinen. 1:32 pm
    This is uncomfortable.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:32 pm
    Screenshotted Miyamoto laughing.
    His eyes are literally lines.

Shigeru Miyamoto Pokémon GO Plus rainbow ribbon Zelda pin laughs laughter eyes lines
Undertale confirmed? (Also, Miyamoto's personal translator.)

 RawkHawk2010 1:34 pm
    the app will direct you to a store to buy the device

 Nintendork 13 13 1:34 pm
    GO Plus is being released next month. Apparently Miyamoto wasn't supposed to mention that.
    That's a lot higher than I expected. 1:35 pm
    Oh please.
    They can't charge that!
    And of course they had to have Miyamoto announce the price.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:35 pm
    To clarify: The app is "free-to-play" and the little device is $34.99.

 RawkHawk2010 1:36 pm
    of course

 Nintendork 13 13 1:36 pm
    They're thinking about some connection between GO and Sun and Moon.
    But it's unannounced.

 RawkHawk2010 1:36 pm
    Who the fuck even IS Jwitz?
    Is he a localizer?
    A tester?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:36 pm
    Apparently it's JWittz
    He's a YouTuber.
    With 1.5 million subscribers.
    A Charmeleon just evolved to Charizard.
    "Invented" new "candies" system. Collecting candies means you can power-up or evolve a Pokémon.

 RawkHawk2010 1:38 pm
    Junichi keeps making audible "mmhmms" every time someone else completes a thought.
    And it's weird.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:38 pm
    If you catch 25 Squirtle, you get enough candy to evolve 1 of them. 1:38 pm
    25 SQUIRTLE?!

 RawkHawk2010 1:38 pm
    oh hey it's Wonder Black.
    And his...parents?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:39 pm
    Personally in the maingames I only catch one of each species unless I have a specific reason for more.
    I'd never catch 25 of a dude.
    Trading to be implemented in the future, not at release.

 RawkHawk2010 1:39 pm
    I had over 100 Shuckle
    In HeartGold

 Nintendork 13 13 1:39 pm
    From breeding?

 RawkHawk2010 1:39 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:39 pm
    Yeah, that's a bit different.

 RawkHawk2010 1:39 pm
    I wanted one of every Nature.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:40 pm
    Cybertron has another question, about the trailer's Mewtwo scene.
    Asking about group activities like the Mewtwo battle from the trailer.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:41 pm
    "We definitely have plans to do cool events in the game, eventually."
    The hell kind of answer is that?

 RawkHawk2010 1:41 pm
    We're over thirty minutes in. >.>

 Nintendork 13 13 1:42 pm
    And it's been a disaster the whole time.

 RawkHawk2010 1:42 pm
    Jwitz just picked his ear on camera.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:43 pm
    My stream is buffering.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:43 pm
    and everything almost crashed 1:44 pm
    Miyamoto has his own personal translator?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:44 pm

 RawkHawk2010 1:44 pm
    He's Miyamoto's Chris Christie.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:44 pm
    "We could talk about Pokémon GO all morning, but I'm sure people want to see other things."

RawkHawk2010 1:45 pm
    Junichi doesn't look comfortable being here.
    Lots of eye-darting.
    so is this ending or not?! 1:47 pm
    Once everyone's had their final say...

 Nintendork 13 13 1:47 pm
    "We are leaving now. Hahahahaha. *still talks*"

 RawkHawk2010 1:47 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:47 pm
    Miyamoto wants you to connect the game to your parent's smartphone.

 RawkHawk2010 1:47 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:47 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:47 pm
    Trinen's favourite dude is Psyduck.
    But he hasn't found Psyduck yet.
    "Do you have anything to add?" - Trinen
    Jwittz: YEAH!
    JWittz thanking them. 1:48 pm

 RawkHawk2010 1:48 pm
    "Josh Wittz"

 Nintendork 13 13 1:48 pm
    So is Cybertron, but less loser-y.

 RawkHawk2010 1:49 pm
    I really hope "Josh Wittz" is his real name.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:49 pm
    Full day of new content today.

 RawkHawk2010 1:49 pm
    Now Jwittz is blushing like an anime girl.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:49 pm
    MY STREAM IS BUFFERING wot's he saying
    New IP?
    For 3DS?

 Nintendork 13 13 1:49 pm
    Guest developer?
    STAY TUNED FOLKS. 1:50 pm
    All that's next.
    An RPG IP apparently.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:50 pm
    I'll take damn near anything after that.

 RawkHawk2010 1:50 pm
    Let's be real dudes.
    That sucked.

 Nintendork 13 13 1:50 pm
    It did.

 RawkHawk2010 1:51 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 1:51 pm
    uh oh

 Nintendork 13 13 1:52 pm
    Hope Rawk survives for next segment after baiting Trinen!

Stay tuned for more action!

Yesterday's session ended with this.
Here is the next segment featuring more action and that new IP.
For more information about the Pokémon GO Plus, look here.
You could've been in the Field Test here.
The game was released three weeks later! Is it...worth it?


  1. I think I'll just stick with the free app. $35 for a device that is only utilized for one game is a little overpriced to me.

  2. I didn't even care about this in the first place. Then there isn't even a Girafarig so my level of care has gone into the negatives.


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