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#ThankYouGameFreak trending on Twitter

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Guido Krijt

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Feb 22, 2018
815
Thought it was about time for some positivity. Didn't see a thread when I searched.



People are posting their positive thoughts about GameFreak.

A few examples:



Made me think of how my life literally would not be the same, if not for the pokemon games. So many friends I got to know through Twitter, let's plays I have watched. Such a great time.

This is the tweet that started it:

It's now n°1 trending in the USA.

Although don't dig too much through the tweets if you don't want to be spoiled Pokémon SwSh.
 

KillstealWolf

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
5,755
Special credit to MysticUmbreon to getting the trend going by the way. Not all PokeYoutubers are total clickbaity trash believe it or not.

To repeat myself, whilst I go have grievances with some of their more recent decisions ($50 Mew, why) and it's going to be interesting to see how some react fully to what Sword and Shield has and doesn't have (Let's keep this thread spoiler free, ok?) they aren't going to take away fun memories from their past games like Platinum, Crystal, Heart Gold and Soul Silver and Black and White 2. And I got to respect them for that at least.
 
Oct 25, 2017
14,561
This is the tweet that started it:

It's now n°1 trending in the USA.

Although don't dig too much through the tweets if you don't want to be spoiled Pokémon SwSh.
 

Garlador

Member
Oct 30, 2017
7,332
This is sorely needed.

And for my own contribution...

#ThankYouGameFreak.
You made a 6th Grade bus trip from Oklahoma to Washington DC bearable for every kid that year with a copy of Pokemon Red & Blue.

My Squirtle and I had many adventures together over the next several decades.
 

Okabe

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Aug 24, 2018
7,056
I swear someone made a thread with that tagline here first unless it was the same person .
 

Xavi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,241
Lightning for Smash
Special credit to MysticUmbreon to getting the trend going by the way. Not all PokeYoutubers are total clickbaity trash believe it or not.

To repeat myself, whilst I go have grievances with some of their more recent decisions ($50 Mew, why) and it's going to be interesting to see how some react fully to what Sword and Shield has and doesn't have (Let's keep this thread spoiler free, ok?) they aren't going to take away fun memories from their past games like Platinum, Crystal, Heart Gold and Soul Silver and Black and White 2. And I got to respect them for that at least.
Is MysticUmbreon legit? I don't follow PokeYTers because I think they are all trash but I never heard of him.
 

Bane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
1,772
Fucking awesome. I have certain issues with some of the games but I'm beyond thrilled to see this trending so. They do not deserve the hate they get, especially as of late.
 

Gold Arsene

Member
Oct 27, 2017
20,942
My dislike for Sword and Shield will never take away from the fact that pokemon was a huge defining part of my childhood and I will always appreciate them for it.
 

EloKa

GSP
Verified
Oct 25, 2017
779
They could be satisfied with beeing GameFans or GameEnthusiasts but they went all-in and became GameFreaks
 

Okabe

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Aug 24, 2018
7,056
Nope, wasn't me. Again, I searched and no results came up.
My bad it was this one.

 

Kegels

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Jan 24, 2019
2,276
i pay very little attention to the Pokemon games after loving the first 3 generations, but if the community of people keeping up with the games have complaints i dont know that going the opposite way and saying "thanks for being good while you were good" is "much needed positivity"


like its not people who never played the games/have zero attachment to the games that are now upset.
 

Furisu

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Dec 5, 2018
83
Pokemon is one of the few franchises that make me feel somewhat nostalgic and the Pokemon games are always fun. Thank you, Game Freak.
 

EdgeWilder

Member
Oct 25, 2017
479
A damn shame the fanbase was so shit that it had to come to this... But regardless #thankyouGamefreak for all the memories and good times cant wait for Sword and Shield to come out. So i can play and avoid all this depressing negativity with some old fashion gaming. TY again

i pay very little attention to the Pokemon games after loving the first 3 generations, but if the community of people keeping up with the games have complaints i dont know that going the opposite way and saying "thanks for being good while you were good" is "much needed positivity"


like its not people who never played the games/have zero attachment to the games that are now upset.
not even 1 fucking page... my god
 
Oct 25, 2017
14,561
but if the community of people keeping up with the game have complaints
The thing is that it's a very minor part of the community that complains in such a violent way, but they're so loud they make it seem like it's the fanbase at large. Which is not the case, and hence why such a hashtag is great as a reminder.
 

Kegels

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Jan 24, 2019
2,276
The thing is that it's a very minor part of the community that complains in such a violent way, but they're so loud they make it seem like it's the fanbase at large. Which is not the case, and hence why such a hashtag is great as a reminder.

Ah okay. I only see pokemon threads in passing on this forum but in general theres always a vocal minority about things like this online. I have no idea how its looking on other social media platforms/on a larger scale
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
5,054
As much as I appreciate Pokemon as the centerpiece of my childhood, I'm not in the mood to thank Gamefreak after they cut my favorite Pokemon.
 

Corrie1960

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Mar 19, 2019
1,288
This is lovely to see but honestly I don’t care about cut Pokémon but I can see both sides of the argument
 

WildEagle18

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Feb 22, 2018
94
This is great! I been playing Pokemon since I was 5 and basically grew up along side Pokemon. I remember always refreshing Serebii 's site and his discovery thread when we didn't have a WW release.
 

Jameson

Member
Nov 23, 2017
85
Pokemon Red was the first game I ever beat. That game holds a special place in my heart.

#ThankYouGameFreak
 

youwei

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Jun 3, 2019
158
thank you OP for the positive and non ranting thread :D

i would like to thank Gamefreak for the past 20years but i am not sure about the future

I am gonna wait and see how is PokeHome , and remakes incoming 2020
 

rochellepaws

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Oct 25, 2017
2,013
Ireland
They definitely had a huge impact on my childhood and changed the way I look on videogames forever, I'm not sure if I would have discovered my love of rpgs without Pokemon as the gateway.
 

KillstealWolf

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Oct 27, 2017
5,755
Is MysticUmbreon legit? I don't follow PokeYTers because I think they are all trash but I never heard of him.
It's a lot of top 10 lists and top 5 lists, but he does do a good variety mix on them. Mixture of Anime and Main Game stuff, even diving into the competitive scene as well. He does a fun mix of Competitive Teams with a fixed theme (Like nothing but Grass Type Pokemon, nothing but Fossil Pokemon, nothing but sinnoh mons) and even some hypothetical worst possible teams to try and beat a region with.along with good movesets for those weak pokemon in order to do so) And some personal own opinions and life tales on the game and anime itself. It's worth a check out.

 

JAGMASK

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Jan 3, 2018
235
Looking at a lot of the tweets and I’m surprised that no one has tried to be sarcastic with the hashtag to complain further.
 

Herb Alpert

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Oct 25, 2017
5,626
Paris, France
At first I thought it was going to be an ironic thank you, but no, positivity around Pokemon ! How Nice and unusual !
I'm not playing Pokemon myself but I'm amazed that even after so many years, the franchise is still strong on new generations. My kids love Pokemon, eventhough they never play the games.
 

Kuma Bear

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,990
Japan
Harassement, death threats and requests to be fired aren't "mild criticism".
It's sad that a topic around praising a dev is turning sour on the first page. This is why we can't have nice things.

Devs get so much **** flung their way all the time by entitled fans and then their careers are chucked aside by management because there's no union.
 

Flame Lord

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Oct 26, 2017
1,005
Harassement, death threats and requests to be fired aren't "mild criticism".
So we're doing the usual strategy of "Some freaks took it too far online so your criticism is now invalid"? Also, all I ever heard was the some Japanese event was cancelled, where is this evidence that it was cancelled because of death threats?
 

NHarmonic.

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
6,000
At first I thought it was going to be an ironic thank you, but no, positivity around Pokemon ! How Nice and unusual !
I'm not playing Pokemon myself but I'm amazed that even after so many years, the franchise is still strong on new generations. My kids love Pokemon, eventhough they never play the games.
Let’s be fair. If people weren’t positive on pokemon, it would in no way be the multimillion juggernaut IP it is.
 
Oct 25, 2017
14,561
So we're doing the usual strategy of "Some freaks took it too far online so your criticism is now invalid"? Also, all I ever heard was the some Japanese event was cancelled, where is this evidence that it was cancelled because of death threats?
What are you talking about? You're so confused about a situation you don't understand in the slightest. This hashtag was made in reaction of the severe harassment the employees of GF were victim of, not to people constructively criticizing the game. You don't have to go further than twitter or 4chan to find those. Clearly you should try to think a bit before throwing out premade sentences that way.

Not even a thread made for positive reactions can be spared of ignorant and dismissive bullshit like that.
 
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