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And The Fandom Rejoiced: Pokémon

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  • Oddly, there were those in the Pokémon fandom who didn't want to buy Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. And then came the revelation that you can play the old 8-bit music in place of the new tunes...and there was much rejoicing. Not only that, but the fact that Nintendo/"Game Freak" not only allowed their fans the chance to get ALL but the rarest Pokémon...they gave us what we really were after all along...MEW!!!
    • Giovanni appearing, being able to be battled, and the reveal that he's Silver's father.
  • The fandom was already rejoicing, but the notion that the new protagonists in Black and White aren't the same age as the previous one and the female's clothing set them off.
    • Idle Animations and NPCs that actually do things. 'Nuff said.
    • No, it's not enough said, because TMs have infinite uses just like HMs now! Too Awesome to Use no more!
  • Pokémon Black and White...2. The first pair of games was already one of the most hyped set of Pokémon games since Red and Blue, a continuation of the story just made the fandom hype even more.
    • New, awesome Gym Leaders? Old Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex? And what's this, you can fight old Gym Leaders and Champions? This is going to be GREAT!
  • And just when nobody expected... BAM! Generation VI. Pokémon X and Y, baby.
  • The first Nintendo Direct of 2013 was entirely about the mysterious announcement from Game Freak: "So, an announcement's being made on Pokémon Direct... wait... Pokémon X and Y?! Do you mean, Generation VI? IS THAT A 3D OVERWORLD MODEL. Okay, that's sort of cool - roller blades? FULLY 3D POKÉMON BATTLES? LOOK AT THOSE GRAPHICS! Alright, that was awesome - WHAT DO YOU MEAN SIMULTANEOUS WORLD RELEASE?! There's also already rejoicing that, as far as can be discerned, the Fire-type starter does NOT evolve into a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon. Yessss! (with Blaziken, Infernape, and Emboar as 3 consecutive Fire/Fighting fully-evolved starter Pokémon, it's getting old.) The rest has already earned an And the Fandom Rejoiced subpage.
  • "An anime Mini Series? Sounds interesting... Wait, it's a new animated take on Pokémon Red and Blue featuring the game incarnations of the characters? Neat! Red's getting voiced by the Japanese voice actress of Naruto Uzumaki?! Nice! Brock and Lance are appearing? Cool!" These instances were just a few of the reactions to the announcement of the anime special miniseries Pokémon Origins, and fans practically went ballistic when Giovanni and Mewtwo were revealed to be making appearances.
    • To top those reactions, the revelation that the special was actually getting dubbed in English and was going to be viewable online sealed the deal for even more fans. No Export for You averted yet again!
    • People who were looking for a breath of fresh air when it came to the voice acting were excited when it was revealed this series will be dubbed by California-based voice actors, including veterans such as Kyle Hebert and Bryce Papenbrook.
    • Beginning January 30, 2014, the English-version episodes are officially/legally available to watch on Hulu!
  • Although not a North American release, the fact that Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure got any sort of non-Japanese (European English, German, and French) release made some eager fans happy.
  • In honor of Pokémon X and Y, guess what memorable slogan is making a triumphant return in 2013 after 10 long years? "Gotta catch 'em all!", with a nifty song, website, and sweepstakes, to boot!
  • A dated example perhaps, but many a Poké Fan would have rejoiced at the phrase "remakes of Pokémon Red and Blue/Green Versions" during Generation 3's time.
    • An even more dated example, but there was likely rejoicing at the time of Pokémon Gold and Silver with the return to Kanto and boss fight against Red.
  • Following the release of X and Y's soundtrack on iTunes, the official site announced that more of the main series games' soundtracks will be released in 2014. Aw yeah.
  • On January 30, 2014, English viewers cheered with the joyous announcement that Pokémon Origins is finally receiving an official release on Hulu, along with Diamond And Pearl-era episodes of the Pokémon anime. The latest episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY and some of the Pokémon movies are planned to be uploaded to the service as well!
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