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April Fools' Day 2006

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April 1, 2006 was an April Fools' Day that fell on a Saturday.

Hoaxes

The Pokeani front page

Pokémon-related hoaxes this year included:

Aesthetic changes

SPP stands for Super Princess Peach
A black-on-black color scheme

A fairly predictable joke that recurs each April Fools' Day is an aesthetic change:

  • SPP expanded its initials as Super Princess Peach.
  • Pokécommunity set the default color scheme to black-on-black.
  • Bulbapedia set the interface for logged-in users to Finnish, then later, Japanese.
  • Pokémon Emerald MA imitates the new, 'girl-oriented' Slashdot look, OMG!!! Ponies!!, including the pink color scheme.
  • Psypoke celebrated Seizure Awareness Day, with a new banner and bright new flashing color scheme. The forums were also modified to have a similar flashing-color effect within each table cell on the index page.

Miscellaneous

"Hmm... she's trying to kill it? But I want that honor."
  • pkmn.net set up the profanity filter on their forums to change various common words:
    • Poké → Digi
    • Ash → Soot
    • Egg → Infant
    • DisableHypnosis
    • Member → Peasant
    • Admin → Base jumper
    • Left ↔ Right
    • Up ↔ Down
  • pkmn.net also announced that Celebi was obtainable in Pokémon Emerald.
  • #pocketmonsters released a parody translation of AG160.

References

  1. Pokeani
  2. Dogasu's Backpack
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