r/pokemongo Instinct Sep 30 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

LMAO What happened to the trainers? Non AR Screenshot

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u/GooseHenry Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Bland, Cannula, and Spork

Edit: idk folks, to me she looks like a thin tube inserted into a vein or body cavity to administer medicine, drain off fluid, or insert a surgical instrument.

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u/Coltron3108 Mystic Sep 30 '22

Canola

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u/Felix8XD Squirtle Sep 30 '22

*Candle

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u/Alphawolfdog However, I disagree! Sep 30 '22

Cannoli

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u/Crytragic Oct 01 '22

Obi-Wan Cannoli

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u/Lil-Chromie Oct 01 '22

This is the first time I've ever seen anyone use the word cannula outside of my household, and I thank you.

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u/boyfriendschedule Sep 30 '22 Wholesome hehehehe

I am offically switching to team rocket, not working with these cryptids.

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u/DilithiumFarmer Bulbasaur Sep 30 '22

I am a Team Rocket member hiding under Team Valor colour since 2018. I grinded my ass off to get the full Rocket costume and been wearing it ever since.

prepare for trouble

and make it double

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u/MadFamousLove Sep 30 '22

i am secretly james.

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u/Viciousssylveon Oct 01 '22

You gotta get the mareenie hat then

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u/hp433 Sep 30 '22

You need a partner for that. It’s not as cool if you do it yourself

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u/sgtstepchild Sep 30 '22

Everything is fun when you have a partner lol

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u/Triatt Sep 30 '22

I'd go as far as to say, everything is cool when you're part of a team.

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u/The_True_Satan_Claus Oct 01 '22

Everything is awesome!!

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u/RoseColoredRiot Oct 01 '22

When you're living a dream!

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u/DilithiumFarmer Bulbasaur Oct 01 '22

My partner is my Lucky Venusaur :)

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u/TheEvilInAllOfUs Sep 30 '22

Glad to see a fellow rocket member masquerading in the good teams. Lol We've infiltrated Valor amd Instinct. Ever since the original Pokemon Red, I said yes in Cerulean City to wanting to join Team Rocket.

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u/ColossalKnight Sep 30 '22

I started back in G1 too. Team Rocket to this day is still my favorite evil organization from the main games.

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u/c2smalice Sep 30 '22

They should have never stopped with Rocket. Gen 1 for life!

Also, happy cake daaaay!

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Yes yes.. we do need people on the losing team

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u/wakitsubaki Sep 30 '22

We already have lots of people in team instinct :P

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u/dizzypurpleface Oct 01 '22

Hey now. Spark is (was!!?!?) hot, and electricity is cool af. Don't diss my team XD

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u/weeone Shiny Shadow Growlithe 🔥 Sep 30 '22

to protect the world from devastation

to unite all peoples within our nation

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u/MegaramS Oct 01 '22

To denounce the evils of truth and love

To extend our reach to the stars above

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u/Frankmenistan Oct 01 '22

Lol I did the exact same thing. Now my partner is a shiny shadow Weezing. Prepare for trouble indeed

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u/MeatballAppreciation Ho-Oh Oct 01 '22

I have made it my mission to become a team go rocket member .I have changed my hair and eye colour as best i can, and currently grinding for giovanni

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u/Eli_Iwamura Oct 01 '22

At least you don't have to justify using Shadow Pokemon anymore lol

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u/yukissu Oct 01 '22

Watch them change team rocket next 😳

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u/NoTransportation538 Mystic Sep 30 '22

Is it April Fools already?

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u/blij-ei Sep 30 '22

This was exactly what popped into my head when I saw them 🤣🤣🤣

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u/Pancheel Oct 01 '22

April fool's... In September!?‽ What a marvelous idea!

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u/WestLA-native Oct 01 '22

April fools down under, where it is already October 1, which is exactly 6 months from April 1?

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u/Erique_Max Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Get* that pixelated shit outta here!

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u/Pocket_Sized_Jian Oct 01 '22

it’s for halloween because I got scared when I saw that

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u/BelleMayWest Sylveon Sep 30 '22

The models for Blanche and Spark look half finished - in particular, Blanche’s mouth is off, and Spark looks like he fought Deoxys with his bare hands and lost.

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u/Anorion Oct 01 '22

These look like the intern got ahold of the models and "improved" them.

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u/Hot_Squashy_Dung Sep 30 '22

Either Niantic has no QA team or this is a Halloween prank.

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u/RicardoMorales9301 Sep 30 '22

The models are fine. The problem is that they gave them the Team Rocket Grunts poses and animations by accident and it messesses the model up because they dont have the same proportions.

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u/Chamgadarh Sep 30 '22

Yoooo you are right. That's the rocket pose. Great observation. So it's just a bug. Phew. I thought they were changed for good lmao

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u/AssumptiveMushroom Oct 01 '22

seems like niantic is running out of steam. Considering fashion week is just adding the same hat model to everything, its like they're just barely scraping by with their deadlines.

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u/Squagio Oct 01 '22

It makes me think that Blanche is really into finding fairy godparentspokemon.

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u/Nintend0Geek Instinct Oct 01 '22

Blanche deadass looks like 🤓

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u/Nek0Fish Sep 30 '22

Just saw them I'm crying with laughter 🤣

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u/SneekyMuffin Instinct Sep 30 '22

I literally just screenshot the same thing to see if anyone else has seen these monstrosities.

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u/Chamgadarh Sep 30 '22

Same. I was looking at IVs and thought they kept a different guy for it. 😂

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u/MrXaturn Instinct Oct 01 '22

Never thought looking at IVs would result in a jumpscare.

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u/BillyBabushka Sep 30 '22

yea same except I went digging on Google to make sure I wasnt getting hacked or something lmao

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u/weallfal1down Ontario | LVL 33 Sep 30 '22

same

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u/Tempuslily Sep 30 '22

I nearly had a heart attack when I looked up stats on my first pokemon today! WTF? Spark! What happened to you???

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u/Anchor38 Unown Sep 30 '22

At least I’m on team instinct. If I was on mystic blanche would have scared the shit out of me

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u/An_Absolute-Zero Mystic Oct 01 '22

Team Mystic here...

Officially scared shitless.

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

Burger King by the looks of it. XD

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u/Sp1derC1der Vaporeon Oct 01 '22

They massacred Spark :(

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u/sharksnrec Oct 01 '22

He used to be cool but now he looks like a youth pastor.

Is it actually possible that someone at Niantic thought we’d enjoy this?

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u/Tempuslily Oct 01 '22

Hahaha! He just needs the guitar and yes he does!!

I want my egg dork back!!

And I think they did it for the event but ran late getting it done and it went live today instead of Tuesday - which would have made more sense.

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u/Lurking_Overtime Oct 01 '22

It actually jump-scared me while I did my incense walk. Thought I was hacked or something. Halloween came early.

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u/loquacious_avenger Sep 30 '22

Halloween? I’m mildly terrified

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u/Business-Typical Sep 30 '22

I was just innocently checking stats of a random mon and “Blanche” popped up and made me jump

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u/Ribbit-Rabit Sep 30 '22

Lol same here I like grimaced

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u/Sp1derC1der Vaporeon Oct 01 '22

I screamed when I saw Spark check my Pokémon’s IVs

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u/TheAmazingFlygon Sep 30 '22

Same It scared me so bad for no reason lol

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u/Pokii Average Aggron Enjoyer | Lv 50 Sep 30 '22

"Fashion" Week

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u/zombiepajamas Mystic Sep 30 '22

Blanche should come with a jump scare warning

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u/themangosteve Sep 30 '22

🤣 I know right I saw her pop out to rate my Pokémon and it was the most jarring thing ever 🤣

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

Same. I was literally "Who the F are you?!"

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u/weallfal1down Ontario | LVL 33 Sep 30 '22

same tho

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u/zraymond Sep 30 '22

Looking like Bobs Burgers characters

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u/ishgeek333 #WINstinct Sep 30 '22

Minus the charm, or souls for that matter.

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u/advictoriambros Mystic Sep 30 '22

Blance went from 😐 to 🤓

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u/Homeless_Alex Sep 30 '22

Embarrassed to be blue rn tbh

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u/TheStrangeLad Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Yeah I’m wondering if that was the goal tbh. I’m actually really upset at these changes. I’m not buying poke coins until they fix this. I gave zero darns about the other protests like the spin distance or remote raid pass prices, but this I draw the line at. They’re ruining the lore now. Also what in the heck is Blanche wearing…?

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u/cheezesandwiches Sep 30 '22

It's just her homage to fashion week lol

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u/Baronhousen Sep 30 '22

Yes, this is it I think?

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

TILT: Blanche is a woman.

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u/D0ughnu4 Sep 30 '22

Blanche and candela were clearly always women

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u/DrSuviel Got Shot Playing Pokémon GO Sep 30 '22

In English, they're never referred to with gendered pronouns. This change was recently made to the German version as well. I don't think it's been confirmed outright but they're supposed to be non-binary.

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u/ContentThug Oct 01 '22

That's not true. They're both women.

Source: https://popculture.com/culture/news/pokemon-go-san-diego-comic-con-panel-live/

Edit: If you mean in-game then yeah you're probably right...I have no clue 🤷🏾‍♂️

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

Okay then. I have just assumed them to be guys. Haven't thought too deeply about the trio of absentee annoyances.

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u/stuff_of_epics Sep 30 '22

Niantic trying hard to get me to spend money on that Team Medallion.

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

Why? It's not like the other two are any better. XD

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u/assassinjay1229 Sep 30 '22

Blanche and spark are abominations I'm glad I'm valor at least candela erm somewhat looks like her old self

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u/aj95_10 Sep 30 '22

she turned into a redditor

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u/the_lost_squirrel Instinct Sep 30 '22

Omfg this is terrible. I hope it’s an error. Sparks face in particular is so bad and there’s a hole in his chin.

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u/minor_correction Sep 30 '22

Probably a fashion week thing?

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u/newthrowgoesaway Sep 30 '22

Halloween for sure

EDIT: I fucking hope so

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

Little late for that.

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u/IdiosyncraticBond Mystic Sep 30 '22

So perfect timing for Niantic. In fact a week early

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u/Pokii Average Aggron Enjoyer | Lv 50 Sep 30 '22

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u/AlmostButNotQuit Oct 01 '22

OMG, it's so awful it's hard to believe they did this on purpose

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u/Pokii Average Aggron Enjoyer | Lv 50 Sep 30 '22

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u/RicardoMorales9301 Sep 30 '22

Of course its an error lol. They gave them the Team Rocket Grunts poses and animations by accident and it messesses the model up because they dont have the same proportions.

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u/MemelordGod_ Instinct Sep 30 '22

Looks like Niantic reskinned them without realizing that the models have to be changed too. Imagine you have a picture that was drawn over a certain shape like a sphere and then you take it and put it on a cube.

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u/RicardoMorales9301 Sep 30 '22

The models are fine. The problem is that they gave them the Team Rocket Grunts poses and animations by accident and it messesses the model up because they dont have the same proportions.

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u/Core1989 Mystic Sep 30 '22

Look guys, we made clothes for fashion week and decided to model them with the team leaders.... Did we retool the models to fit the team leaders distinct faces? Gosh no we just used the same rig the player trainer uses.

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u/-Zhiandra- Sep 30 '22

NIANTIC ESPLAIN

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u/osrpokerchamp Mystic Sep 30 '22

They look like the stonks meme

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u/sjacksalot Sep 30 '22

They look liked tortured souls

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u/22Burner Murkrow Sep 30 '22

Alolan versions

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u/Pokii Average Aggron Enjoyer | Lv 50 Sep 30 '22

Purgatory versions

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u/Fun_Nebula_1982 Sep 30 '22

Ikr I went to appraise and got jumpstarts by Blanche instead 😭

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u/Due_Personality_5006 Sep 30 '22

Wow I hate this! Thanks!

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u/brian42jacket Sep 30 '22

Did their hands get caught in farming machinery?!

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u/dakotainabox Sep 30 '22

Thanks I hate it lol

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u/PopeDaveTwitch Sep 30 '22

I’m gonna sound so old saying this…

Aren’t they doing that stupid hand symbol where if you got caught looking at your friend making it, they would punch you?

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u/ChildishCannedBeanO Pikachu with a new hat Sep 30 '22

Yes I do believe these pictures may have been doctored

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u/No_Lettuce4750 Sep 30 '22

Omg. I just came here to post this 😂 just took all the same shots and sent them to my sister. Wtf happened 😂

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u/BlueXAndAaronYT Sep 30 '22

that ain't Pokémon GO! that's Pokeymen STOP!

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u/JimmyKillsAlot Sep 30 '22

Went to appraise a new catch and actually said "What the fuck?" out loud.

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u/fillmorecounty Sep 30 '22

"Candela doesn't look TOO ba-"

*notices hands*

"Nevermind"

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u/neserioznoto Mystic Sep 30 '22

Candela is okish. Sorta.

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u/pinkshirtbadman Sep 30 '22

Well... she's the least worst...

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u/BelleMayWest Sylveon Sep 30 '22

The fingers are definitely off.

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u/cuatrodosocho Sep 30 '22

This is definitely too soon, but Candela's hands were modeled after Tua's TBI response in last night's game.

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u/Director-Julius Sep 30 '22

Please tell me this is fucking fake.

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u/lalamapaka Sep 30 '22

It's not check pokemon go

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u/AutisticAndy18 Sep 30 '22

I just looked and for me they all appear normal??

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u/velvet42 Sep 30 '22

Same for me and I honestly can't tell if the other people in the comments are being for real or if they're just continuing the joke :/

Edit: Okay, continuing down the comment chain, it seems like it happened but was cleared up for most people really quickly

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u/Wardogs96 Oct 01 '22

Uhh it's still like this for me but tbh this picture is just a really bad quality or view of them. I prefer the old models but the new ones don't look as bad as this picture makes the to be... Except for spark he's ugly af now

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u/velvet42 Oct 01 '22

This pic is some kind of glitch, they're all just regular hideous now instead of terrifyingly hideous like what this shows

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u/baltimorecalling Kaw kaw Sep 30 '22

Well that's horrifying

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u/cevans92 Mystic Sep 30 '22

Pokemon Go/Mandela Catalogue crossover event?

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u/Insane_Snake Sep 30 '22

Checked a pokemon's ivs, spark wasn't loading for a bit, and then FUCKING JUMPSCARE omg

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u/actuarial_defender Sep 30 '22

Blessed to be Team Valor. Candela is the only near respectable one

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u/AzoreanEve Sep 30 '22

As part of the blue team, I'm now ashamed to even go outside

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u/MakiNiko Oct 01 '22

Team yellow do whatever team yellow does

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u/actuarial_defender Sep 30 '22

As you should be

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u/Dninjaman Valor Sep 30 '22

The ultra wormholes pulled us back into the darkest timeline lmfao

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u/Pokii Average Aggron Enjoyer | Lv 50 Sep 30 '22

Bring on Guzzlord, I'm ready to go

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u/LordFedoraWeed Sep 30 '22

thought this was an AI meme, but it's real. oh god it's way too real.

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u/Brotomolecule Sep 30 '22

LMAO thier portaits in the battle mode are still the old ones. Who approved this shit?

Edit: I think they've already updated the models. They don't quite as bad as OP's picture. I still hate them though.

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u/stealnthedeclaration Gold team rules! Sep 30 '22

It's called fashion, sweaty. Look it up 💅

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u/Acid-Ryan Sep 30 '22

Bro so glad someone else posted about this, I was losing my mind

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u/JoeAndAThird Sep 30 '22

They went back to 2000 Sims

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u/UnshakablePegasus Sep 30 '22

Blanche looks like they’ve got lupus and stage 4 renal cancer. Same for Spark

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u/Plus-Pomegranate8045 Sep 30 '22

The hills have eyes

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u/Urususshock Sep 30 '22

They abused too much the stardust

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u/Ottolenki Sep 30 '22

Juice clense

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u/The_Pastmaster Sep 30 '22

With Jilly Juice.

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u/IrishMojoFroYo Sep 30 '22

Feels like a gat damn fever dream

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u/SirBloble Sep 30 '22

they don't look like that for everyone. mine are in the new clothes but don't look fucked up. this is a weird bug

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u/men_and_boobs Sep 30 '22

Sniffing too many rare candies

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u/noocarehtretto Instinct Sep 30 '22

Justice for my boy Spark 😡

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u/Sp1derC1der Vaporeon Oct 01 '22

JusticeForSpark

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u/Ice_Awkward Sep 30 '22

Blanche looking like Ellen DeGeneres

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u/SmokeWatch Ditto Sep 30 '22

I was legit just about to post this

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u/ironmanmclaren Dragonite Sep 30 '22

Team valor still holding strong 💪🏻

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u/Terrarian_Ranger Sep 30 '22

Bro spark looks like my sleep paralysis demon

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u/thatsmyoldlady Sep 30 '22

You idiots! These are not them! You've captured their stunt doubles!

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u/Munchell360 Sep 30 '22

They ate too many berries

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u/Gam3Head Sep 30 '22

ShAgGy tHaT wAsNt WeEd

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u/MentallyFunstable Snoring and Laxing Sep 30 '22

They Zuckerberged them tf?

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u/rslorehound Valor Sep 30 '22

Bad trip in Milan

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u/Chamgadarh Sep 30 '22

Spark. Look how they butchered my boy :(

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u/WhiteStar174 Sep 30 '22

He looked so sweet! And noww he is ruined!

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u/23Fragments Sep 30 '22

They tried that Jenny Craig

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u/James-Avatar Sep 30 '22

This is real? They look like Sims. Like Sims 2 Sims.

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u/israseyd Sep 30 '22

Blanche looks like she wants to speak to the manager.

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u/mana191 Sep 30 '22

Is this... Because of fashion week? I don't like it or want it

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u/MarionberryOne8969 Sep 30 '22

👁️🕳️👁️

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u/LiebeDahlia Sep 30 '22

they morbed

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u/tjake123 Oct 01 '22

Candela is the only one that looks human, vaguely.

Blanche looks like a cryptid

And spark is a manlet failed Greek art piece.

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u/bronkobermuda Sep 30 '22

It's hilarious . They're doing a secret hand sign

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u/Si_Senpai Sep 30 '22

I was checking IVs and saw candelas new drippy jacket. Decided to go into battle and regretted my decision. 🤣

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u/elliott9_oward5 Sep 30 '22

Mine look fine

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u/brydie76 Sep 30 '22

They just got fixed

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u/TheStrangeLad Sep 30 '22

No they’re still garbage.

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u/nocturne_L Sep 30 '22

I came here to post this too 🤣

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u/ngflrs Sep 30 '22

whyyyy did they do this, i just appraised and i saw they changed ??

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u/WeNeedBoofEmoji Sep 30 '22

That first one is literally my O face I think niantic be peekin at me 👀

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u/hashtagDALEY Mystic Sep 30 '22

Did they get replaced by clones for some weird event? Return of the clones?!

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u/Mayibenoo Sep 30 '22

I went for 3 free hearts for my buddy, I left traumatized by Blanche. That face will hunt me in nightmares.

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u/Apostastrophe Sep 30 '22

Why do I have a feeling that a disgruntled artist at the company got fired and changed the models last second before leaving.

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u/DtM- Sep 30 '22

What the fuck…

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u/Mindless-Effective84 Sep 30 '22

I appraised my Pokémon and I got scared

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u/TheHeroicHero Sep 30 '22

One don’t look that bad. The faces are normal I think it’s visual bug

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u/dasbudd Sep 30 '22

International Superstar Soccer 64 vibes

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u/Pokefam13 Sep 30 '22

Wtf?!? They look terrible

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u/Anxious-Possibility Ditto Sep 30 '22

I noticed the person doing the appraisal looked off... 😂

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u/Sorry_Cheese_400 Sep 30 '22

Team mystic, do not appraise, I warned you.

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u/Ribbit-Rabit Sep 30 '22

Yeah I just saw Blanche oh no

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u/mother-marie Instinct Sep 30 '22

I found out by having Spark check the IVs of a Gothita and he scared tf out of me. Not liking these new designs AT ALL.

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u/CatCheerios Sep 30 '22

It literally jump scared me when I opened the app

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u/Zestyclose-Act2039 Sep 30 '22

Look awful 😢

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u/cheri_p Sep 30 '22

I’m just wishing it’s temporary

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u/cynderisingryffindor Sep 30 '22

They got the tik-tok plastic surgery

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u/pale_green_pants Sep 30 '22

Spark saw the face of Arceus and it was weeping.

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u/Ocelot-95 Sep 30 '22

Holy mother of Arceus ... that's horrible

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u/orochimarusgf Sep 30 '22

They and Professor Willow look hideous. I have no idea why they felt the need to change them!!

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u/Vandius Sep 30 '22

The third guy looks like someone you might find in Elden Ring.

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u/TheRubiksKid Zapdos Sep 30 '22

The og illustrations: upgrade

The old models: crap, go back

Whatever these are supposed to be: I SAID GO BACK

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u/shakeDman Sep 30 '22

Looks like it's fixed. Candela definitely looks a lot better now than in this picture. Blanche definitely aged a bit, and Spark looks a little creepier. Lol

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u/Lil_S_Bear Oct 01 '22

I honestly thought this was a joke … I hate them and they scare me….

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u/DarkLink457 Oct 01 '22

The fuck is going on over at niantic?

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u/armas187 Sep 30 '22

I thought this was the ops bad attempt at making fan art. I was wrong.