Between April 23rd and April 30th, St Baldrick's Foundation will once again be challenging the Pokémon streaming community to collectively catch 1 million Pokémon, and in the process help them raise $100,000 in 7 days to fund childhood cancer research. Any and all streamers, big or small, with any appreciation whatsoever for Pokémon, are invited to participate in the event and help the foundation reach its fundraising goal.
Ahead of Pokémon Day celebrations on February 27th, The Pokémon Company International has launched a new campaign entitled Pokémon Together. The campaign invokes the spirit behind the overarching themes of connectivity that have been a part of the franchise since day one, asking fans to share their love for and memories of the franchise through social media using the hashtag #PokemonTogether. A selection of the posts made on this hashtag will be featured in a special Poké Ball mosaic that will be unveiled on Pokémon Day.
The holiday season is once again upon us, so ìt's past time that we here at Bulbagarden got the ball rolling with our annual Holiday Contests! This year, we have a total of four separate contests running over the holiday period, with more than $2000 USD of prizes up for grabs.
For the second year running, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include a holiday themed balloon featuring Pikachu and Eevee riding in a giant Poké Ball-inspired sled and wearing winter clothing. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast in the United States live on NBC, and livestreamed on Peacock, starting at 9am in all US time zones.
Bulbapedia may seem monolithic at times, but the wiki's success rests upon the efforts of everyday contributors and especially the team of Researchers, Poké Maniacs and Super Nerds that run the site and manage those contributions. In this article we'll be speaking with some of those (very human) Admins and figuring out what makes both them and Bulbapedia tick, covering their day-to-day priorities as well as their future plans. Whether you're a seasoned wiki editor or have never so much as thought about getting involved, we hope you'll find it enlightening!
The ninth Generation of Pokémon is swiftly approaching, and to celebrate this milestone, Bulbagarden is giving away nine pre-order copies of either Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet! It could hardly be easier to enter - all you have to do is make a comment under this news post, answering one simple question: Which starter Pokémon are you planning to use in Scarlet or Violet, and why?
The team from Full Restore, whose livestreamed Pokéthon marathons have been raising money for a variety of worthy causes since 2013, have announced the return of their popular Trainers Unite event, bringing together Pokémon streamers big and small to raise money for charity. The 2022 event, which has been scheduled for September 4th to 10th, will be raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading organisation in the fight against childhood cancer.
Sinister Creative, a live music company that specialises in organising video game music concerts, today announced that they will be holding a concert celebrating the mainline Pokémon games later this year on Saturday, October 29th, in Melbourne, Australia.
After the top 100 were revealed early last month, the winners of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 have finally been revealed today by Creatures, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International via the contest's official website, as well as official Pokémon social media channels. The contest was first announced back in September 2021, and asked artists for submissions that captured the theme of “the daily life of Pokémon”.
James Turner, the British graphic designer who served as Art Director for Pokémon Sword and Shield, announced today that he is leaving Game Freak to establish his own game studio, All Possible Futures, together with his old friend Jonathan Biddle, who most recently worked on the indie title The Swords of Ditto.
With Twitch Plays Pokémon having been featured in the recent Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer charity event in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, we thought now might be a good time to share some recent research relating to the Twitch Plays Pokémon phenomenon. Our latest featured article for this series comes from Jenny Saucerman & Dennis Ramirez, both from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Both authors completed their PhDs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on digital media. Jenny Saucerman's work primarily focuses on gender and STEM, gender and gaming, and Pokémon. She was one of the winners of Xbox’s Women in Gaming Award at the 2015 Game Developers’ Conference. Dennis Ramirez research has focused on evaluation of educational games. He has over a decade of experience making games professionally and independently, working with groups including OLPC, NIH, NSF, and the DoD.
With Twitch Plays Pokémon slated to feature in the upcoming Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer charity event in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, we thought now might be a good time to share some recent research relating to the Twitch Plays Pokémon phenomenon. This article article from our Open Access series comes from Argyrios "Aris" Emmanouloudis, who completed his PhD on online communities and video game fandom at the University of Amsterdam, and until recently was the Games Programme Coordinator at SAE Institute Amsterdam. This short paper, which presents a case study on the Twitch Plays Pokémon community, was originally presented at FanLIS 2021, an interdisciplinary academic conference which brings together researchers from fandom, fan studies, and library and information science.
Between April 24th to May 1st, a collective of Pokémon Twitch streamers are hoping to raise $100,000 by collectively catching 1 million Pokémon. The Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer marathon is being held in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organisation that is commited to funding childhood cancer research worldwide. Any and all streamers, big or small, with any appreciation whatsoever for Pokémon, are invited to participate in the Catch a Million event. Viewers will also be able to participate directly in a special Twitch Plays race.
The team from Pokéthon, whose livestreamed Pokémon marathons have been raising money for a variety of worthy causes since 2013, announced earlier today that they were launching a new type of community campaign, Pokéthon Responds. Whereas their usual charity activities are compressed into marathons lasting only a few days, Pokéthon Responds is intended as a longer month-long event which can offer a rapid response to pressing issues impacting on the wider community. The first Pokéthon Responds, launching today, will be in assistance of The Equality Texas Foundation, an organisation that works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration. This campaign will run through until March 31st, the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Do you love Pokémon? Have you ever wanted to directly contribute to Bulbagarden and the greater Pokémon community? Bulbagarden is looking for volunteers for positions with the Bulbagarden Forums, Bulbapedia, Bulbanews, and the Bulbagarden Discord server.
Over December, Bulbagarden continued its annual tradition of holiday season contests. For 2021, we ran a collection of four separate contests, with more than $2000 USD of prizes on offer. The competition for prizes this year was particularly strong, with most contests seeing about double the number of entries that we saw in 2020.
Sentosa Island in Singapore will be paying host to a special Eevee Adventure event from December 9th, 2021, through to February 20th, 2022, with a range of events and competitions for people to enjoy that all feature the Evolution Pokémon Eevee.
Entries are in and the results are out. The Pokémon Company International has announced the winners of the Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest in an exciting Winners’ Ceremony, hosted by Pikachu and the celebrity judge, the legendary Trainer Michelle Visage.