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Latest Pokémon News: Pikachu, Noctowl lead Go New Year Event As Pokémon Company Sues NFT Scammers

By Shubham Dalal | Dec 23, 2022 | 5 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The end of the week is upon us — and for this Pokémon columnist, it’s the last week of work for the year. But I have three stories for you, including a spicy one that ends things with a bang. Niantic is continuing its pattern of ushering in the new year with a Pokémon Go hat-themed party to celebrate, and this time around, Pikachu and Nocturnal will be headlining the celebrations.In other news, The Pokémon Company has taken an Australian organization using the name Pokémon Ptc Ltd to court for using its intellectual property in an NFT mobile game. This whole matter has also been done by one person only. Does that make him the mastermind or the buffoon? It is open for debate.If you need more information about it then read carefully .

Pikachu, Noctowl locked in for Pokémon Go New Year event :

The Pokémon OCG Contest is giving players the chance to turn their graphic art into an actual official card. For many it will be a dream come true. We’re bound to see some awesome designs along the way, too.There’s no party like a Pokémon New Year’s party — not when Pikachu and his nocturnal friend, Nocturnal, who’ll have no problem kicking the late hours, lead the festivities.

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From Saturday, December 31 at 8PM until Wednesday, January 4 at 8PM local time, trainers can encounter Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat and Noctowal wearing a New Year’s outfit and matching top hat. This is what I call class.There will be other bits and pieces too, like Reshiram appearing in Five-Star Raids, Mega Steelix appearing in Mega Raids, field research work to get Generation I starters into the hat, and more.

Sod off, NFT scammers :

NFTs have been divisive since their inception. Not because of the technology but because of all the scams associated with it. And one scammer flew over the Hoothoot nest by using Pokémon intellectual property in his hoax. An Australian-based company, Kotiota Studios, registered the name Pokémon Pte Ltd to trick people into thinking that their NFT-based pay-to-earn mobile game named Pokéworld was legitimate.

The Pokémon Company found out what was going on and filed a document with the Federal Court of Australia to initiate legal proceedings and sue them, or rather, the one-man army behind it – Xiaoyan Liu. Liu claims to have worked on Pokémon Home, Pokémon Sleep, and even Pokémon Scarlet and Violet — neither of which is true, according to a recently filed document by The Pokémon Company. has told.Good thing they nipped it in the bud before it gained traction.

The end of the week is upon us—and for this Pokémon columnist, it’s the final week of work for the year. But I’ve got three stories for you, including a spicy one, to end things with a bang.

Niantic is continuing their pattern of heading into the New Year with a Pokémon Go hat-themed party to celebrate, and this time, Pikachu and Noctowl will headline the celebrations. In other news, The Pokémon Company has taken an Australian organization using the name Pokémon Pty Ltd to court for using their intellectual property in an NFT mobile game. The whole thing was orchestrated by one man, too. Does that make him a mastermind or a clown? It’s open to debate.

And on a final note, a Pokémon OCG competition is giving players a chance to turn their Grafaifai art into an actual official card. For many people, that would be a dream come true. We’re bound to see some awesome designs along the way, too.

Pikachu, Noctowl locked in for Pokémon Go New Year event :

There isn’t a party quite like a Pokémon New Year party—not when Pikachu and its nocturnal buddy, Noctowl, who will have no problem kicking on until late,From Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8pm to Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8pm local time, trainers can encounter Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat and Noctowl wearing a New Year’s outfit and matching top hat. That’s what I call class. There will also be other bits and pieces, too, like Reshiram appearing in Five-Star Raids, Mega Steelix appearing in Mega Raids, field research tasks to get the Generation I starters in hats, and more.

Sod off, NFT scammers :

NFTs have been divisive ever since their inception. Not because of the technology but because of all the scams associated with it. And one scammer flew over the Hoothoot’s nest by use of Pokémon intellectual property in their gimmicks. An Australian-based company, Kotiota Studios, registered the name Pokémon Pty Ltd to trick people into thinking their NFT-based pay-to-earn mobile game named PokéWorld was legitimate.

The Pokémon Company caught wind of what was going on and  and Filed a document with the Federal Court of Australia to commence legal proceedings and sue them, or rather, the one-man army behind it—Xiaoyan Liu. Liu also claimed to have worked on Pokémon Home, Pokémon Sleep, and even Pokémon Scarlet and Violet—none of which is true, as pointed out by The Pokémon Company in the recently filed document.  Good thing they nipped it in the bud before it gained traction.

Screengrab via Kotiota Studio

Creative Pokémon OCG fans have a chance to make their dream come true :

If you’re a Pokemon OCG fan with an affinity for art and design, you’re in luck. In addition to announcing new Grafaaii EX cards, CoroCoro magazine is hosting a contest in which fans can submit drawings of Grafaaii along with a custom name for a move that “expresses its power”.

The winners of one or both categories will see their design and move on after the official card is released. The date is not confirmed yet. They will also receive a copy of the card and each Starter Set X deck. Fans can enter by submitting a special Pokémon postcard, which was featured in the January issue of CoroCoro Comic, which was released on Thursday, December 15.

And with that, the news week comes to an end – and what an exciting mix of stories to watch. It’s been a pleasure summarizing all the latest news that happened throughout the year, and I look forward to doing it again in 2023. Until then, stay Frosty, Pokémon fans, wherever you are!

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