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Dogasu's Backpack | Rants | 2020 Predictions Check-In
Posted January 2nd, 2021
The idea that any of us
could have possibly predicted anything
about the year 2020 is, looking back on it now, completely laughable.
But I foolishly tried
to anyway, and for tonight's update let's do what I do every year and
check back to see if any
stuff I thought would happen in 2020 ended up coming true.
My prediction of who was going to come back was here, and this below is who actually returned. Click on the image to view a larger version.
I think I did...alright? The obvious part I messed up was the Ultra Beasts (I guess I didn't think they'd be coming back for some reason?) but everything else, I think, is more or less fine.
This still hasn't happened, for some reason. What are they waiting for, exactly? Did the more recent soundtrack releases not sell so hot and so they decided to just not bother releasing anything for Sword & Shield? Or is there some other reason?
Also, Japan is still very much releasing physical media in the year 2020; I got two Pocket Monsters CDs just last month!
The Pokémon Home launch was mostly fine...? There were definitely some hiccups, of course, but I'd say the launch went much, much better than Bank's did.
We got Generation 6 starting earlier last month (December 2nd) so I was wrong there. Happily, I was right about the Galar form stuff; we got Galar Nyarth, Kamonegi, Zigzaguma, Darumakka, Maggyo (!), and all their respective evolved forms.
We still haven't gotten Phione or Manaphy, oddly enough. Regigigas has popped up in a few Special Research missions in the past but it never showed up in any regular raids.
So far, no! This year we got Min Min from Arms, Steve / Alex / Zombie / Enderman from Minecraft, and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. There are still three slots left in the game's Fighters Pass 2 so who knows what 2021 will bring us!
This sure didn't happen at all, did it! The only Pokkén-related news I've seen this year is when the Nintendo Switch Online service offered a free trial + 30% off the Switch game Pokkén Tournament DX back in the summer. Other than that, absolutely nothing.
Most of that did not happen at all, though Saitou's battles with Satoshi did take place outside Galar (one in Kanto, one in Johto) at least. We also got to see Kibana a few times this year but he was in Galar the whole time.
I'm so happy to be wrong about this! I didn't think the show would actually do it because of the logistic nightmare it must have been to get all those voice actors to come back (and especially with everything going on this year) but they actually managed to pull it off!
He has 68 Pokémon right now, which is waaay less than the 173 I predicted. To be fair, we didn't end up getting 50 episodes in 2020 thanks to that hiatus the show took in the spring (we only ended up getting 42) so I'm betting I would have "only" been about 100 Pokémon off if all the episodes had aired as scheduled.
Unfortunately I got the "they will continue to barely appear" part right. The trio appeared in 23 of the 42 episodes that aired in 2020, which puts their appearance rate for the year at 54.76%. That's better than the 40% I had predicted in January of last year, but it's still pretty effing abysmal.
Haha, Zarude can't do any of that! It can't even speak human language or anything cool like that!
A lot of fans think John died at the end of "Moonlight," so maybe I can count this one as a win...?
Nope! No news on this project whatsoever!
I haven't been posting about it on the site but the Machito Gomi manga is still very much going on. Last month's chapter covered the last two Sword & Shield arc episodes, for those of you who care.
You would think so, but nope!
We got a 25th anniversary logo back in November so that sorta counts, right?
...and that's it for my 2020 predictions! I'll be posting my 2021 predictions when I do my website's anniversary write-up later this month.
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