April Fools' Day 2018

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April 1, 2018 was an April Fools' Day that fell on a Sunday. In the Pokémon fandom, some websites pulled hoaxes on gullible fans.


The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

  • It was announced that 8-bit graphics Pokémon would be released in Pokémon GO.[19]


Aesthetic changes

  • The Bulbagarden Forums were changed into GardenGarden with accompanying Garden theme and names for rooms.
  • Pokémon Central Wiki changed its main page to Pokémon Central Rainbow Rocket Wiki and designed it to reflect this.


  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) added an Eevee mascot as one of their new pro-wrestler signed to the company. He is scheduled to fight wrestler EVIL on April 1, 2018.[20]
  • During a press conference, the Udon-prefecture announced that they would change their name to Yadon-prefecture (Slowpoke) to boost tourism and that Slowpoke would become their newly appointed Prefecture Governor. They even displayed some Slowpoke merchandise to sell and showed a commercial.[21][22]


April Fools' Day

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