PidgiWiki is reaching out and needs your help!

Hello! As you many know, my name is Matthew (immewnity), and I run all of the PidgiNet websites. The big focus of course is PidgiWiki, the video game media repository. Over the course of the past five years, PidgiWiki has expanded from the first few images to over 11,000 files today.

When PidgiWiki started, we were hosted on a free web host, and later transferred to a different free web host. Just a year and a half later, we had to purchase a server, as we outgrew the resources of our free server. Then we grew out of that server, and the next server, and the next server (yes, PidgiWiki is now on its sixth server). PidgiWiki is growing at an astounding rate – those 11,000+ images alone account for 30 gigabytes of storage. There are even more files that still need to be processed (many images need colorspace conversion from CMYK to RGB), categorized, and uploaded.

In addition, many of our resources aren’t free. One resource we use to get older assets is on a pay-per-image basis. Most costly resources are artwork and press CDs, which we haven’t really been able to invest in. Today, I purchased the first of these artwork CDs, which should arrive in a little over a week. I was able to get this as it was on the cheaper end, but most artwork and press CDs tend to start at around $50.

So, to keep PidgiWiki running and to get new artwork that you can’t find anywhere else, I need your help. I just launched a fundraising campaign to achieve these aspirations of PidgiWiki. Rewards for donations include TCG Online codes and recognition on PidgiWiki. Any funds raised in excess will go towards giveaways of official merchandise.

If you’re not able to donate money, donate time over at PidgiWiki! We’re in desperate need of updating names and categorization of older images.

Thank you,
Matthew Verive (immewnity)
Webmaster of PidgiNet

Hoopa Unbound Comes to Light!

New form revealed for Mythical Pokémon Hoopa

BELLEVUE, Wash.—April 14, 2015—The Pokémon Company International today announced Hoopa Unbound, a new form of the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa. A new video featuring Hoopa’s new form, Hoopa Unbound, can be found here:

Hoopa is a Mythical Pokémon that players cannot meet through ordinary gameplay in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Hoopa is the 720th Pokémon to be added to the Pokédex, and it would appear that it can change form.


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Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Announced

Trailer for new feature-length Pokémon movie revealed

CANNES, France – April 13, 2015 - Pikachu, Ash, and friends are having red-carpet adventures in Cannes this week, where a brand-new teaser trailer for the latest Pokémon feature film has been revealed.

The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.

After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?

Nintendo Details Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games and a Wide Range of New amiibo

New amiibo Cards, Super Smash Bros. Characters, Mario Kart 8 Speed Class and an Animal Crossing Game Are Among the Numerous Announcements

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With so much information, it would be easy to dismiss the latest Nintendo Direct presentation as an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank. But the latest Nintendo Direct is definitely no joke. The next evolution of amiibo? It’s happening! Lucas from Mother 3 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS? He’s joining the battle! The debut of a 200cc speed class in Mario Kart 8? Yup! A new line of Yoshi amiibo figures made of actual yarn? Oh yeah. A home-designing Animal Crossing game? Launching this year! Splatoon launching on May 29 and more details about Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and the new game in the Fire Emblem series? It’s all accurate! Continue reading

Pokémon Rumble World releasing April 8

Rumble World

Rumble World

Control cute Toy Pokémon and have exhilarating battles in Pokémon Rumble World! This downloadable game for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family is packed with Pokémon that you can battle and befriend. You can collect 719 species of Pokémon—all the ones that have appeared in the video games up through Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. When you defeat one of the wild Pokémon you meet in a stage, it sometimes becomes your friend. Even Mega-Evolving Pokémon will join the battles, a first for a game in the Pokémon Rumble series! Continue reading

Introducing The JCC Rewards!

This article was PidgiNet’s April Fools’ joke for 2015. The JCC Rewards was real, though, but no one took advantage of it. The JCC will be shutting down in the near future.

Look at all these edits!!

Look at all these edits!!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! As you all know, The JCC (PidgiNet’s database for Pokémon cards) has been booming in popularity – a staggering 0 cards have been added in just the past 14 months! I can’t believe how far we’ve come.

Over the past few hundred weeks, though, editing has slowed. To try and increase activity on the site, we’re introducing a new feature we call The JCC Rewards.

The JCC Rewards, totally our idea

The JCC Rewards, totally our idea

What is this shiny new concept of wonderfulness? The JCC Rewards gives you cards for giving us cards. For every card you submit to The JCC, you’ll be entered into our weekly giveaway. What can you get in this giveaway? Well, we’re going to be giving away three booster pack codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online every week. The more cards you add, the more likely you can win!

We’ll also give out codes to users who help us reach certain milestones. So go, create an account, add cards, and reap the benefits of The JCC Rewards!

Thanks,
Your Generous Webmaster, Kermit the Frog

Why are there so many sites about rainbows, and what's on the other site?

Why are there so many sites about rainbows, and what’s on the other site?

Everyone who adds accurate card information to The JCC is eligible. Any fake cards will not count and will merely be given sympathy chuckles.

Legendary Dragon-types take flight in Pokémon TCG: XY–Roaring Skies, Launching May 6‏

XY - Roaring Skies logo

XY – Roaring Skies logo

The next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies, will hit retail stores nationwide on May 6. The expansion introduces 7 new Pokémon-EX cards, including the legendary Pokémon of the skies, Mega Rayquaza-EX and Mega Latios-EX. Trainers will also find 9 new full-art Pokémon-EX cards as well as half art cards, which include some Pokémon with Ancient Traits. The all-new expansion brings 100 new cards to the table, including 18 Trainer Cards, Hydreigon-EX and Thundurus-EX.