Monthly Archives: April 2016

COMPLETED THE US VERSION OF POKEMON GO

Reddit user ftb_hodor has caught every currently available Pokemon in the United States in Pokemon Go, but their Pokedex isn’t quite complete.

According to ftb_hodor’s post on Reddit, they have 142 Pokemon caught, and it took them walking 153km to do so. However the actual figure may be greater: “Game recorded 153km, but it’s not all that accurate, and according to the Health app i’ve walked 129.04 miles in that time (almost all of that would be with the game open), or about 200km.”

Currently it is thought there are five unreleased Pokemon, namely the three legendary birds, Mewtwo, and Ditto. Plus, there are four Pokemon which are thought to be region specific.

Some other interesting facts about their Pokemon journey include catching 4,629 individual Pokemon, and hatching 303 eggs. The user’s most powerful Pokemon is a 2619 CP Dragonite, but their “best” is a 2226 CP Snorlax, nicknamed Marshmallow.

So, ftb_hodor hasn’t quite caught ’em all, but it’s the best anyone can do for now without travelling abroad.

This large, grey Pokemon looks to be part dinosaur, part rhino. As the evolved form of Rhyhorn, Rhydon uses its powerful horn in hard-hitting attacks and its armor-like hide to withstand heat and tough physical blows. Overall, Rhydon is an extremely strong and worthwhile Pokemon.

In an interview with Ken Sugimori, the illustrator of the original artwork for the Pokemon games, it’s revealed that the original designs for Pokemon were more like dinosaurs. This explains Rhydon’s dino-like characteristics. You’ll also find Rhydon listed as the first Pokemon in Pokemon Red and Green‘s programming data.

Because of Rhydon’s significance, you’ll often find statues of the Pokemon throughout the original games.

No Man’s Sky Has Been Discovered

When Hello Games stated that there were plenty of Easter Eggs to discover in No Man’s Sky, players across the universe meticulously searched for references to the developers, pop culture, and anything involving life on Earth. Finally, only a few days after the game’s launch on PlayStation 4, the first Easter Egg has been discovered.

While this alien monolith might just seem like a jumble of text, take a closer look. If you read each line backwards, you’ll uncover a hidden message.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, we, The Kovax, sought to boldly go where no one had gone before. And so we each took up our towels, held our thumbs aloft and hitchhiked our way across the universe to carve a monolith.

This quote references Star Wars, Star Trek, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. On the monolith, it seems that Korvax, the sentient machine species in the game, has been misspelled.

The discovery of this Easter Egg has not yet been confirmed by Hello Games, and there are already speculations that this could be a fake image. However, the references fit perfectly with the space exploration theme in No Man’s Sky.