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* [[Bulbanews]] posted {{n|Plasma attempt Bulbagarden Takeover|an article about Team Plasma attempting a Bulbagarden takeover}}.
 
* [[Bulbanews]] posted {{n|Plasma attempt Bulbagarden Takeover|an article about Team Plasma attempting a Bulbagarden takeover}}.
 
* Bulbagarden forums were permanently changed to become '''Bananagarden Forums''', which was used in 2007, with the forum taking on an appearance based on bananas. Along with that:
 
* Bulbagarden forums were permanently changed to become '''Bananagarden Forums''', which was used in 2007, with the forum taking on an appearance based on bananas. Along with that:
** Some forum sections were replaced with non-Pokémon related sections, and some were replaced with sections about the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and speculation on {{game3|FireRed and LeafGreen|Red and Blue remakes|s}}.
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** Some forum sections were replaced with non-Pokémon related sections, and some were replaced with sections about the [[Generation III]] related topics like the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and speculation on {{game3|FireRed and LeafGreen|Red and Blue remakes|s}}.
 
** [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]] used the Video Games section to recruit members for their cause.
 
** [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]] used the Video Games section to recruit members for their cause.
 
** The Fun&Games section was announced to be closing.
 
** The Fun&Games section was announced to be closing.

Revision as of 07:34, 16 April 2013

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April 1, 2013 was an April Fools' Day that fell on a Monday. In the Pokémon fandom, some websites pulled hoaxes on gullible fans.

Hoaxes

Fansites

Bulbagarden

Other fan sites

  • Psypoke featured a Slowpoke crawling across the bottom of the site and forums with the message "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" on April 2, 2013 after not running a prank on April 1.
  • PokéCommunity made all of their user's posts have a random Pokémon for their avatar, username and the custom user title to that of the random Pokémon. The Pokémon would change upon every time the page is refreshed, and the Pokémon may become a Shiny Pokémon, signified by a sparkling effect on the username and the avatar would show a Pokémon's shiny sprite. Also, the fifth generation gaming moderator "Forever" claimed that she would be leaving the site, but was later revealed to be a hoax.
  • Pokémon Database changed the header to use "Disapprovalmon", turned all images upside-down, and changed to font to Comic Sans.
  • Project Pokémon changed the forum name to Project Digimon.
  • PKMNcast.com, which normally features a Pokémon of the Week on Mondays, instead featured an article about Cardfight‼ Vanguard.
  • Smogon and Pokémon Showdown! changed all the sprites on Pokémon Showdown to various fan-drawn sprites.

Others

  • Pokémon posted on the official Facebook fanpage news that revealed several colleges would be offering courses in Pokémon mastery.

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