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Huge Pokémon Announcement: Chespin to be the new mascot!

Discussion in 'The Garden Grotto (Welcome and Rules)' started by lukesams, Apr 1, 2016.

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  1. lukesams

    lukesams New Member

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    According to ToonZone News:

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    After seven regions and nearly 950 episodes, today it was finally announced by Nintendo and creator Satoshi Tajiri that Ash and Pikachu would be hanging in the towel for the seventh generation of Pokémon. In their place, Clemont and Chespin will be taking the role of mascot for the Pokémon franchise. Though Tajiri claimed it was an incredibly hard decision to make, it was ultimately made to ensure the universe would continue for quite some time. At first it was originally decided that there would be a new protagonist and mascot for Pokémon in each generation. This was to ensure that the show would have a fresh feel to it and allow viewers to take a liking to new Pokémon easily. With Pikachu’s enormous success the studio only felt it appropriate to keep him (and Ash) as the lead characters in order to please the viewers. Until now, this theory worked out quite well, with the show and the games doing just as well as when they first began.

    Unfortunately for Pikachu, during the Kalos region a new star rose to the top, and this is none other than Chespin. This cute, energetic, and gluttonous Spiny Nut Pokémon took the audience by storm and they demanded more. In the past the shows formula had been to replace the secondary male lead with each generation change, this time Ash is out and Clemont is in. Tajiri and Nintendo both agreed that change is a good thing and can only be expected with such a long show. While Pikachu is still incredibly popular, the studio realized that in order for the series to survive they would need to change things up a bit. The same formula can only work for so long until things get boring. Whether or not Serena and/or Bonnie will be kept is still up in the air and Tajiri himself wasn’t quite sure. One thing is certain though; with Pikachu being taken out of the picture nobody is safe. Let’s hope for the sake of the show that Chespin will make an excellent mascot.
     
  2. Silktree

    Silktree Foresight

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    How strange considering that Chespin's mascotness pales in comparison to Piplup and Oshawott.
     
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    Calvin ッ Galactic Donut!

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    Im thinking this is an april's fools joke.

    But I dont even know.
     
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    poke trey Standing tall in 2017

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    I'm not sure they wouldn't just drop Pikachu just like that:cautious:
     
  5. lukesams

    lukesams New Member

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    FOOLED YA!

    Haven't you looked at your current date on your calendars?

    This "News Update" seen from above was made by me as a satire.

    Happy April Fools Day!
     
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    Silktree Foresight

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    Wow. I sure got fooled.
     
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    Misty-Moo I give up

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    LeighKetchum Gym leader of Alabaster

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    Had me fooled there for a second! LOL! Happy April Fools Day to you too!
     
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    A-Pure-Cat The purrest of cats.

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    I knew this was an April Fools jokes, but Chespin as the Pokemon mascot would have been great! I love Clemont's Chespin to death!
     
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    poke trey Standing tall in 2017

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    Well shit I should've guessed:LOL:
     
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    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

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    Shame it was fake. I could get on board with Chespin being the new mascot easily.
     
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    Clemont is love. Clemont is life.
     
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    Amnesia A total firebrand ✘

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    You just shortened my life span by at least 8 years. Congrats, I was well and truly fooled!

    I thought I was gonna die, seriously, the day pikachu is gone is the day that pikachu is gone. < I'm hilarious

    And then I thought... wait.... Clemont?!!! Lol, Alder would have been more likely lmao
     
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    Shiny Celebi Legendary
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    Since April Fools is over there's no need for this to be open any more.
     
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