By nick15 [November 29, 2016 - 08:27]
[Last Updated: November 29, 2016 - 08:32]  
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You know me, Pokémon Hoax Master, and today I reveal something I’ve kept a secret for a while now… *I’M* the one who made all those asshole Professor Oak “Poké Tips” you might have seen on the internet. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here, let me refresh your memory:

(A few more can be read here.)

Yep, that was all me. And I can prove it too… just as soon as I can find the original files for them. :X Don’t believe me? Well, I’ll share a quick story.

A couple years back I read a bunch of poorly written “Professor Oak Tips” that someone shared on /vp/… y’know, this was back before the internet really took a hold on the collective conscience of Pokémon players, combined with “playground-tier rumors”, coupled with the fact that Pokémon was “just another game” for a lot of these video game player’s guide book writers, so there was a lot of misinformation in them. Here, check out some actual authentic “Poké Tips”:

Ah, the ignorance of the early days of Pokémon.

Anyways, after reading them, I thought to myself: I remember those old days and how much misinformation existed back then… so why not make a series of fake Professor Oak “Tips” which are full of bullshit “Tips” but sound just authentic enough for people to believe in them. It took me a few days to make the templates and find the proper fonts, etc, but once I got it together, I dug deep into my memory and tried to find some of the best bullshit “Tips” I could think of. I made maybe 10-15 of them and posted them on /vp/, but what you see shared most often were the cream of the crop. See, you can’t keep a good hoaxer down. ;)

I loved how the tips spread across the internet, and I especially love how the “Tips” have entered into Pokémon meme lore. In fact, maybe the moment that made me realize how much fun people have had with the “Tips” AND how recognizable it has become was this post I found on /vp/ in a thread about interesting Wonder Trades:

AHAHAHA OMG my sides are in orbit! You guys kill me sometimes with how sharp you are. And I’m totally going to rip this idea off.

So… in trying to get this site back up in some kind of working order, I thought I’d maybe make a section of more “Tips”… like, obviously have the classic ones there, but also include some of the ones people might not have seen much of, and maybe some new ones. I kinda DON’T want to make it a part of this site just cuz I want to keep the mystique of the “Tips” going (and publicly posting about how I made it all up might destroy it), but… whatever. I’ve had my fun with it over the past four or five years; seeing everyone getting a kick out of it all in that time gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

Nothing like a good hoax!




  By nick15 [November 23, 2016 - 08:05]
[Last Updated: November 23, 2016 - 08:05]  
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Hey you! Got a Facebook account? Of course you do. In that case, please join the official Pokémon Aaah! Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pokemonaaah/

There I plan on maybe posting some old pictures and share some memories, and it’ll be a fun place for everyone to talk about old memories, but also make new memories. Especially since apparently a new Pokémon game came out and stuff.

Until I flesh this site out a bit more, I’ll be posting random thoughts and updates on the Facebook page rather than here. So that might be reason enough to join the Page.

See? I told you I’m gonna start working on PA! a little more often. :D




  By nick15 [November 18, 2016 - 20:31]
[Last Updated: November 18, 2016 - 20:51]  
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Thought I’d share some thoughts on what I wanna do with this site.

1) I still want to make fake cards.

But there’s just SO MANY blank designs out there! Frankly, I’m not gonna bother doing EVERYTHING EVER MADE, because that’s pointless. I’m even less inclined to make BWXY blanks, simply because they’re going to be on their way out soon. But, I have found a method where I can make them fairly simply (albeit at a lower quality that I’m used to making), so that might be making BWXY blanks still worth making. The real bitch is going to make EX blanks, because those require a level of detail and effort which I’m on the fence about doing.

Not to mention that there are just SO MANY other blanks out there, including the New-Retro blanks seen in XY:Evolutions, and the upcoming Sun-Moon design for the new sets coming out. But, again, those might be easy to make in the same vein as the BWXY blanks, so maybe I can make all three blanks.

In that case, my priorities will be:

  • Sun-Moon Blanks
  • New-Retro Blanks
  • BWXY Blanks

Speaking of Evolutions…

2) I want to make my own sets similar to XY: Evolutions

I’ve always wanted to make my own set similar to Evolutions, which takes Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, etc and inserts 20 years of power creep and other changes (Fairy & Dragon types, etc). In fact, I have an Excel spreadsheet with my first attempt to do so…. which I’ll post as soon as I find it. Evolutions, however, beat me to the punch. But by the looks of it, it seems like the only set they’re doing is Base Set. Therefore, I’m in a good market to provide a service which Nintendo themselves won’t be filling: making my own Evolutions-style fake set, and using their new New-Retro blanks to do it with. Sound cool, huh?

3) I want to make Pokemon videos for YouTube… and soak up some revenue for it!

I dunno what kinds of videos I would make… maybe you can watch me make a fake card? Or my blanking process? Or maybe I have some other videos I could make, like one about my Primitto theory, or one about how many ACTUAL days have passed in the Pokemon world? Or something else super autistic but will be worth watching. Maybe I could share some old memories about Pokemon from 15 years ago? I dunno, I’ll figure something out.

4) Pokemon VR??

Actually, VR is my current career choice; I’m currently working for a VR company called MindVR, and I’ve helped invent a cinematic VR camera rig which I feel is the best in the entire industry. I did do a VR recording of the most recent Worlds event in San Francisco which I still need to stitch and edit together for everyone. When that’s done, I’ll post the results here.

But that said, I wonder what other VR things I could do? Short films? Conversations with Pokemon? I have a friend in the VR industry which also does wonderful compositing work you should check out the VR composition work he did for Halloween) and we were working on a video about Pokemon Go which I admit I’m way behind on… anyways, we could work on something together where we insert Pokemon into our world and you can just enjoy seeing them running around in the forest, etc, kinda like the beginning of Pokemon movies… but just in VR. If there’s a market for that, then maybe we could make a bunch of those as well.

5) PokemonAaah.com

A few years back, old PA! Staff member “Dark PikaMew” (remember him??) got in contact with me saying he managed to reacquire pokemonaaah.com from the squatters who originally took it (and thus forcing me to this current .net domain). With a bit of negotiation DPM transferred the URL back to me, and I finally became the owner of PA!.com again! YAY!

Now right now PA!.com is attached to an old version of PA!, version 4.6 from… what… March 2001? (Crap, 15 years now) But I’m wondering if I should attach it back to THIS site instead. I might as well… but maybe only after I “officially” return to PA! to make regular updates. Because as it stands right now, PA! is still “alive”, but I rarely touch it, safe for my yearly updates. It won’t be truly thriving until those updates happen on a monthly basis at least. But we’ll see about that.

Anyways, those are my plans for this site, but I’m sooo busy with other work that I can guarantee that I’ll start work on this any time soon. BAAAAASICALLY the goal is to eventually modernize PA! to do with it that I never could do before, simply because they didn’t exist in 2004: Facebook communities, YouTube videos, Patreon donations, etc. The internet has changed a lot since I stopped working on this site full time, and I have a lot of catching up to do.

If there’s enough interest, that may change my mind. :) But for now… cya!




  By nick15 [October 20, 2015 - 04:47]
[Last Updated: October 20, 2015 - 04:55]  
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I miss making fake cards, and I miss being known for having the most high quality fake card blanks ever made. Now, everything is so out of date that other people have started making blanks instead… but, I think I can do a better job of it. So maybe I should start making them again?

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Fortunately making them is a lot easier than it was 16 years ago; it helps that I have a decent resource for scans, and my Photoshop skills are exponentially better than they were in 1999. So… lemme think about it.




  By nick15 [February 17, 2012 - 01:07]
[Last Updated: February 17, 2012 - 01:15]  
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Pokédex 3D Logo

Hey! Ever wanted to see the AR Markers / AR Codes for ALL Pokémon, including Pokémon that don’t currently exist in the Pokédex 3D app for Nintendo 3DS? Then check out my handy dandy little AR Code generator app!

AR Code Generator App Thingy!

So wait… why should you use this generator instead of consulting the AR code list at Serebii.net? Simple! This app will generate EVERY SINGLE POSSIBLE AR MARKER/CODE for the Pokédex 3D app, even if that code doesn’t actually show anything yet. For example, with this app you can generate Mewtwo’s AR Marker, as well as Skarmory’s, Lucario’s AND Bidoof’s AR code! This generator also gives you the AR code for 24 for the Pokédex 3D’s more mysterious features: twelve unique “Empty Pokéball” codes and twelve unique “Randomizer” markers.

BASICALLY: This app has MORE AR markers in it than Serebii EVER will! (Or technically, Serebii can only MATCH the number of AR markers that this app can generate, simply because there are only 1024 markers that the Pokédex 3D app can read to begin with… and my generator has them ALL!!)

Again, because the Pokédex 3D app doesn’t have all the Pokémon in it, many of these codes WILL NOT WORK yet! HOWEVER, I’m 95% positive that when the Pokédex 3D app is updated for ALL Pokémon, this AR codes generated by this app will be the AR code for that Pokémon!




  By nick15 [February 17, 2012 - 00:53]
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A cute little graphic I made up after seeing many others that are like this. It appears to be a new meme in the making, and so I’m totally gonna jump on THIS bandwagon…

Pokémon Player - How society sees me - How my friends see me - How my parents see me - How young kids see me - How I see myself - What I wish I did - How I really am




  By nick15 [February 15, 2012 - 02:20]
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BW Next Destinies

This is the print run info for the Pokémon TCG set BW Next Destinies. (more…)




  By nick15 [February 8, 2012 - 05:13]
[Last Updated: February 8, 2012 - 09:18]  
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This post will cover the raw data I’ve acquired for the Next Destinies Print Run. It ain’t finished yet, though… so you guys are more than welcome to help add to it! :D




  By nick15 [February 8, 2012 - 05:11]
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This post will have all the raw data I pulled for the Noble Victories print run; I suppose there is always something useful that I missed that you can find!




  By nick15 [February 8, 2012 - 05:09]
[Last Updated: February 9, 2012 - 13:04]  
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BW Noble Victories

This is the print run info for the Pokémon TCG set BW Noble Victories. (more…)





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