Nepgear is cute.
- Jun 9, 2014
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Niantic's playing it off like it was intentional, but I think that's just damage control. XD Still, this is pretty exciting.
The Pokémon appeared everywhere for me as well, for about half an hour before they disappeared again. Every single one that I captured was actually a Ditto, which seems to be the case for everyone.
Apparently the Japanese head of marketing for Niantic posted a tweet of it, but the whole thing feels too random to have been intentional. It also doesn't seem like something the Pokémon Company would agree to, which I imagine Niantic would need permission to do so in the first place, especially since this Pokémon originates in Let's GO (assuming this is the special Pokémon) and is transferred to GO. I still think some kind of bug or glitch caused them all to appear by mistake.
I don't think that's its intended mechanic, really, it's just that it's being teased with dittos.
Okay. Based on all of these comments, I think I got an idea of what's going on here. The Pokémon itself was accidentally uploaded to Pokémon GO a little earlier than intended, but once Niantic found out about it, they decided to not only leave it in for us to analyze and then deliberately had it randomly appear to their players as an intentional tease. In other words, Niantic took advantage of the unintentional upload of Nutty, left it in for the data-miners, and then turned it into a marketing campaign. Everything after the initial implementation of the 'mon has been planned out, but not the timing of when it was implemented.As I said in another thread, the "transforming to Ditto after capture" also happened with the Kecleon that people caught.
It's not even an intended mechanic for the Pokemon.