In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire when the language is set to French, before battle Brawly says, “J'ai découvert le secret de la vraie puissance en fixant un Nautile pendant des jours et des jours…” (“I discovered the secret to true power by staring at a Helix [Fossil] for days and days…”), a reference to Twitch Plays Pokémon.
Facing a declining user base, Niantic continues to roll out updates and improvements for Pokémon Go on Android and iOS. We might have to wait a bit longer for player-to-player trading and battles, but Niantic just pulled out a Max Revive for one of the app’s long-gone features.
The names of Team Flare’s scientists are possibly a reference to solar flares, which are classified as A, B, C, M, or X according to their peak flux range. Those are the scientists’ initials in each localization of the games.
I hold this particular team as very dear to me, since I felt like Mallardeena was the very heart behind it. She was the first permanent member and she was always reliable. Whenever some of the younguns struggled with a battle, you could count on Mallardeena to help them out. She was like a mum to everyone, just watching all of her li’l babies grow. And while everyone else grew stronger, Mallardeena herself grew older. She couldn’t keep up with them and just felt fragile and unreliable. But she wasn’t abandoned. She had been there for them and now it was their turn to return the favour. She toughed it out and was there to see everyone succeed. Mallardeena and her li’l family. ♥