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.
Matthew Verive (immewnity)
Webmaster of PidgiNet
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.
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?
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!!
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
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!
Your Generous Webmaster, Kermit the Frog
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.
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.