Thursday, September 21, 2017

One Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Poster and a Million Questions

Who would have known something so simple could hold so many questions? What I'm talking about today is something new revealed about Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and while it isn't a groundbreaking new trailer or a massive announcement it sure has stirred a lot of questions in my head. Basically it’s a poster, which you can check out below.


Now while these two games are on the Crystal/Emerald/Platinum side of the spectrum I can safely say these two new games will be drastically different from Sun and Moon while still being an alternative version. The protagonists we already knew were different but now we’re finally seeing some first looks at Gladion, Lillie and Hau who were major characters in the Sun and Moon games. While Gladion and Hau are pretty much the same albeit Hau looking pretty angry for some reason (Maybe someone took his Malasada, I would be pretty mad too) Lillie is drastically different from her appearance in the majority of Sun and Moon. SPOILERS below for those who haven't finished Sun and Moon! Be aware of that please.

Lillie seems to be in the same outfit we saw her change into towards the end of Sun and Moon in a resolve she called her “Z-Form”. Not just that she actually is grasping a POKEBALL which can mean only one thing; Lillie is a Pokemon trainer in this game! Previously Lillie was scared of Pokemon Trainers but over the course of the game she saw the truth of Trainers and wished to become one herself at the end before the credits as she sailed off to Kanto. Now looking at this would automatically get me calling this a sequel but as we saw in what they announced during the Direct this is an alternative storyline/universe. Really I'm not sure if I can play guesswork with these games, its so mind boggling,

Moving on if you look towards the top of the poster you’ll see these shadowy figures which I did not notice at first. Are these new villains? Sure looks like it! Hopefully Team Skull isn’t AWOL but it's awesome to see some new antagonists step up to the plate. Are they new villains? For some reason when I saw these goons I immediately thought of Team Galactic, maybe it's just my imagination. Perhaps they’re apart of the Aether Foundation from a different branch of the company.

Finally there's that worm hole at the top which keeps reminding me of Pokemon Platinum with Giratina but I'm assuming it's an Ultra wormhole linked to Necrozma. Unless Giratina IS an Ultra Beast… Yeah let's not get too crazy on the theories.

Anyway this poster has just sprung up more questions so we’re gonna have to wait until November to discover the secrets of Alola.

For now however the Pokemon fun continues with an event for the currently released Sun and Moon versions!

The Pokemon Anime series turned a whopping 20 years old this year and it's amazing to think how many episodes have aired since April 1st 1997. Ash and his trusty pal Pikachu have been through a lot and for the most part i’ve kept up with the series since I could see out of my own two eyes. As a big celebration of that series The Pokemon Company are releasing a new movie called “Pokemon the movie 20: I choose you” which i’ve discussed previously AND this amazing new Pikachu event for Sun and Moon. Pikachu giveaways are nothing new but this event may be the coolest yet. From now until the end of the year you can now get Ash’s Pikachu wearing one of Ash’s many hats!


Crazy huh? Well before you scramble to your 3DS a there are a few details that I need to layout. You get this Pikachu by using a code on Mystery Gift BUT you can only redeem this code ONCE! Each week The Pokemon Company will be giving out one Ash’s Hat Pikachu via this code, swapping him out for a different hat the next week. Each of these Pikachu will have the same move set Ash’s Pikachu had during that hat’s Season so with this first hat, which is Ash’s original Hat Pikachu will have the nostalgic Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder and Agility moveset. Ash’s Advance Hat Pikachu will have Iron Tail; Ash’s Sinnoh Hat Pikachu will have Volt Tackle and so on.  With that in mind you have some deciding to do. Even if you have two versions of the games you’re only going to be able to redeem two of these Pikachu. Here’s a schedule below for each Pikachu as well as the code you’ll need to redeem him!

The Pikachu Hat event code is: PIKACHU20

Original hat (Indigo and Johor): September 19 - September 25

Advance Series Hoenn region hat:  September 26 - October 2

DP/DP Battle Dimensions Sinnoh region hat: October 3 - October 9

BW/Best Wishes Unova region hat: October 10 - October 16

Pokemon The Series XY Kalos region hat: October 17 - October 23

Pokemon The Series Sun and Moon Alola region hat: October 24 - October 30

So pick and choose carefully the day you put the code in!

Before you go grab your Pikachu this guy is preset at Hardy nature so don't try soft resetting for a different nature, I made that mistake when redeeming my original Hat Pikachu. You can read more at: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-new-movie-and-a-new-pikachu-for-you/

That's it for the Video Game news but before you leave I got a few new movies I want to discuss, one of these just came out on DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital and one is on its way out.

First up is a movie that's been filming since January and ceased on June 9th. It's caught my interest for a while now and it's based on a Video Game as well as being a reboot of a film series of said Video Game series. Haven't guessed yet? I'm talking about Tomb Raider that's releasing March 16th, 2018 (This may change) and starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.

This new Tomb Raider is based on the 2013 Tomb Rader game which was basically a complete reboot and retooling of the Tomb Rader series, Angelia Jolie isnt Tomb Raiding this time around. Lara Croft will be going on a treasure hunt of a life time when she discovers documents, artifacts and clues left behind by her late father. The fate of humanity itself lies on whether Lara can discover the secret of the Tomb and solve its mystery, closing the Tomb forever. (At least thats what Im gathering from it)

This movie looks absolutely incredible, say what you want about Video Game movies this movie looks awesome and is that Walton Goggins? Yeah hes a bad guy alright. You can check out the trailer below!


Awesome right? This movie will be releasing in theatres March 16th, 2018! Cant wait to see Alicia Vikander take on this role.

Next up I got a movie that just released on Digital/DVD/BluRay and it has a trio of actors I never thought would come together. Michael Cain (Hold on it gets better), Morgan Freeman and Adam Arkin come together for the remake of Going In Style!

I actually didnt know this was a remake at first but after watching the trailer this movie looks to be absolutely hilarious. Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman), Albert (Alan Arkin) are life long friends and senior citizens living in the Big Apple. After a robbery at a bank and the company they work for is bought out their pensions are revoked. Struggling to keep afloat they decide out of desperation to rob a Bank themselves. Sounds crazy huh? I never thought these three woul
d ever come together in a movie and I havent seen Alan Arkin since Get Smart (Hes been in movies since but I havent seen them) so this should be a good movie.

Check out the trailer below!


You can now get this movie on iTunes for $17.99 for HD and $9.99 SD!

Finally one last movie I want to talk about is coming out in select US theatres and Netflix simultaneously, a Comedy Drama by the name of The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). This movie is directed and written by Noah Baumbach and stars Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie, Rain Man), Adam Sandler (A lot of movies, not all of them that great), Ben Stiller (Zoolander, Alex the Lion in Madagascar, which I completely forgot about) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howards End).  You can check out the trailer below, it actually looks like a pretty funny movie.


This movie will release on October the 13th of this year, unless you saw it at the Cannes film festival back on May 21st actually so make room on your Netflix list (If you can find it that is) for this movie!

Theres not much else for me to talk about on the blog so I think well wrap up for the day but of course before I go theres the FREE knitting pattern to share! With October coming up its time once again for Socktober! To prepare you for Socktober Im going to be posting sock patterns throughout the end of September into October so let’s get right into that with this awesome toe up sock Speckled Space Socks by Amanda Stephens.


These are some pretty awesome socks and being toe up this may or may not end up my sock project for october considering I've been wanting to try toe up socks. There are a couple ways of casting on toe up socks, I could explain but I think that would need its own blog. Regardless the pattern is done by comboing yarn overs and knit two togethers and it seems like a good intermediate pattern without being too mind boggling. The finished result is well worth the challenge.

For these socks you'll need US 1.5 needles (2.5 MM) or whatever gets you the size/gauge you're looking for and the yarn they use is in the pattern so be sure to check it out here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/speckled-space-socks!

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See you on Monday!