April Fools' Day 2023

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April 1, 2023 was an April Fools' Day that fell on a Saturday.

Hoaxes

The Pokémon Company

The front page of the official website for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was changed to heavily feature Lechonk.[1] Additionally, the Pokémon roster on the website lists only Lechonk.[2]

Events

The Pokémon Company

Discover Pokémon Together: Lechonk, a campaign centered around the Hog Pokémon, Lechonk, was launched. Various Lechonk-themed distributions, promotions, and merchandises were released.[3]

By Pokemon
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

A Lechonk with the Flying Tera type was released in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet via distribution cards available at game stores while supplies last. The cards can be received at GameStop (US, Canada), EB Games (Australia, New Zealand),[4] and Nintendo New York.[5] The Tera Type is a reference to the idiom "when pigs fly",[3] which denotes that something is impossible to occur.

Pokémon GO

An event titled April Fowl's Day was held on April 1, 2023, from 13:00 to 19:00 local time. During the event, Pidgey appear more frequently in the wild, with a greater chance for XXS and XXL-sized Pidgey to appear; special event-themed Field Research are also available. A Special Research can also be claimed for free on April 1, 2023, from 15:00 to 23:59 local time.[6]

Pokémon UNITE

A login bonus featuring Lechonk-themed stickers, frames, and other items is made available from March 31, 2023, 02:00 PDT (09:00 UTC) until April 17, 2023, 17:00 PDT (April 18, 2023 00:00 UTC).

Pokémon Masters EX

A special event named "Metronome Day" occured in which players were challenged to battle with a preset team of three LV. 50 Togepi, with each participating Pokémon having Metronome as its only move.

Pokémon Café ReMix

Fansites

Aesthetic changes

References


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