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U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 04:57 PM
I've been away from PC for about an hour, and what do I see when I refreshed the page? Everyone's been changed to Pokemon! I love this, it's fun, confusing, and hides our identities. But...why? I don't see any announcement, thread or post that explains this sudden change.

arachnidsGrip
March 31st, 2013, 05:02 PM
Um.... Today is April Fools so... yeah that kinda explains it all ::::/

Golden Warrior
March 31st, 2013, 05:02 PM
It's probably because tomorrow is April Fool's day, so this is the joke for this year. Nicely done PC, I like. :D

FirEmerald
March 31st, 2013, 05:04 PM
Um.... Today is April Fools so... yeah that kinda explains it all ::::/

April 1st isn't for another 4 hours!
check the bottom of the page and see for yourself!

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 05:05 PM
What's PC's main time zone? It's still March 31, 6:05 PM for me.

Mr. X
March 31st, 2013, 05:08 PM
Its amusing, but gets annoying after a few minutes.

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 05:08 PM
I think they do this every year. At least, I remember something similar in 2010.

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 05:10 PM
Could this mean double posting is possible because we're all different now?

Whitney's Shaymin
March 31st, 2013, 05:12 PM
ugh it's kinda annoying but you get used to it.

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 05:12 PM
Does anyone remember Slowpoke Day?

That was hilarious lol I think it was to celebrate the Slowpoke Skin. Or maybe it was because I had that skin activated?

Could've swore it was a joke, though.

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 05:13 PM
It's AFD in Australia and they deserve to enjoy the joke while it's still AFD there. PC doesn't really have an official time zone. And like any site, AFD pranks aren't really announced. That would ruin the purpose.

- joey wheeler

ugh it's kinda annoying but you get used to it.

droomph?!

bobandbill
March 31st, 2013, 05:13 PM
April 1st isn't for another 4 hours!Maybe not for you, but a good deal of people don't live in later time zones. Why should they miss out on Pokemon madness? =p But it's always going to be late for some and early for others due to the nature of time zones.

Alternatively it isn't April fools and instead the Pokemon are throwing a revolt for making too many HM slaves out of them, sticking them unused in PCs for ages, etc. I for one welcome our new overlords.

Xaldin
March 31st, 2013, 05:14 PM
No wonder I was a Crygonal on one of my posts.lol

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 05:16 PM
No wonder I was a Crygonal on one of my posts.lol

Now your Deoxys :P how do you feel?

Agastya
March 31st, 2013, 05:17 PM
can we keep it so theres no more egotripping

antemortem
March 31st, 2013, 05:18 PM
Why would this be an April Fool's joke? We were just fed up with being human. We're on top of the latest fashion.

destinedjagold
March 31st, 2013, 05:19 PM
LOL this is actually funny! :D
Me likey. :3

Aeon
March 31st, 2013, 05:25 PM
I find this pretty funny, but it does indeed get annoying after about ten or so minutes.

Tsutarja
March 31st, 2013, 05:38 PM
I hope some of y'all realize that it's AF day in quite a few timezones now..

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 05:40 PM
LOL this is actually funny! :D
Me likey. :3

We can still identify by recognizing familiar font and typing habits...DJG.

Patchisou Yutohru
March 31st, 2013, 05:42 PM
can we keep it so theres no more egotripping
and no more intimidation? yes please.

Mochi
March 31st, 2013, 05:44 PM
I love it! It's clever and kind of fun, I might post more today just to see which Pokemon I get c:

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 05:46 PM
I've seen a male Cresselia and have been a male Latias. This is interesting.

Hikamaru
March 31st, 2013, 05:46 PM
I think this one is fun, because I want to see all the different Pokemon I am!

Also I like how you can't easily identify the member unless you check their profile, a true case of anonymity lol.

This is Hikari btw.

Ephemeral Euphoria
March 31st, 2013, 05:49 PM
Still waiting to see that male Jynx right now.

Broken_Arrow
March 31st, 2013, 05:57 PM
I find that so fun tbh i like it alot we gotta do that from time to time! :3

~RNC~
March 31st, 2013, 06:01 PM
I'm glad some one asked this question, I was confused myself when I posted to some one and then clicked again and the name changed, but it is funny. :laugh:

Pinkie-Dawn
March 31st, 2013, 06:01 PM
We're still on March 31st from where I live.

Xaldin
March 31st, 2013, 06:06 PM
I feel all powerful now! Deoxys ftw.

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:13 PM
OMG I was shiny! How rare is that!?

Ausaudriel
March 31st, 2013, 06:14 PM
OMG I was shiny! How rare is that!?

50%.

haha.

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:15 PM
Damn...Still awesome though!

destinedjagold
March 31st, 2013, 06:15 PM
OMG I want to be shiny too!!! http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/d1956.gif

Arcturus.
March 31st, 2013, 06:15 PM
I go to see a movie and when I get back PC is infested with Pokemon. What a great way to spend my first April Fools Day on PC.
~ Element0

EDIT

Also, shiny Heatran FTW.

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:16 PM
It seems no matter who I or poster #29 are, we're always shiny.

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 06:18 PM
Great, another goal. Must be SHINY Petilil. :(

It's easy to tell who I am, isn't it?

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:19 PM
OMG I want to be shiny too!!! http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/d1956.gif

You are now. You blue rock thing you.

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 06:19 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/1pilc9.png

I found Shiny Wormadam :D

Also, there was a Shiny Uxie a further ways up in this topic.

and after posting this, I became a Shiny Surskit!

http://i49.tinypic.com/vdiow5.png

And then I posted, three in a row:

http://i48.tinypic.com/16m6gyw.png

And now I'm Shiny Espeon :D

but it's odd. Earlier, no one was shiny. Now there's a tonnn of 'em.

At least I got my fave :D ESPEON!

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u4k02t.png

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:25 PM
You're not fooling anypony Nobunaga...

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 06:27 PM
@Guy wanting to be shiny:

SHINY DARKRAI :D and Victini on top~

http://i49.tinypic.com/1zvdhlc.png

Ausaudriel
March 31st, 2013, 06:28 PM
Okay, I changed the shinies to 1 in 3 instead of 1 in 2. Make them a little more special. 8)

Impo
March 31st, 2013, 06:28 PM
wait so they always change? Oh cool!

I thought I was a shiny Mankey forever

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 06:29 PM
Shiny Victini? Someone clearly hacked that.

Logiedan
March 31st, 2013, 06:30 PM
I think Team Rocket has breached our system and is releasing all of the Pokemon to capture.

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:30 PM
Shiny Victini? That's impossibru!

Xaldin
March 31st, 2013, 06:31 PM
Now I'm seeing shiny pokes,I wants one :3

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 06:31 PM
Mew:

http://i49.tinypic.com/34snxg6.png

This is fun :3

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:33 PM
Okay, I changed the shinies to 1 in 3 instead of 1 in 2. Make them a little more special. 8)

How 'bout 1 in 8192?Makes it more authentic. :P

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 06:34 PM
How 'bout 1 in 8192?Makes it more authentic. :P

But then the people who never saw a shiny in-game (but sees one on PC lol) will drown their home with tears :(

Xaldin
March 31st, 2013, 06:35 PM
http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/pkmnsprites/shiny/482s.png

*GASP* Dreams come true!

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 06:36 PM
Y'all have to make sure you screenshot me if I get Petilil or Shiny Petilil and no I'm not obsessed with getting it n___n

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:37 PM
But then the people who never saw a shiny in-game (but sees one on PC lol) will drown their home with tears :(

Good...make them feel the pain of witnessing a shiny that couldn't be caught...make them feel MY RAGE!...Or maybe they'll just screencap it and show that off.

Starfire Dragon
March 31st, 2013, 06:38 PM
Ahhh!!!!
We are all having an identity crisis lol
No wait! Which Pokemon am I! I'm battling the next pokemon in line lol
This is totally awesome!
Yay for April Fools Day :)

Yusshin
March 31st, 2013, 06:38 PM
Good...make them feel the pain of witnessing a shiny that couldn't be caught...make them feel MY RAGE!...Or maybe they'll just screencap it and show that off.

lols... Reminds me of my first game on Crystal.

WHY SHINY HOOTHOOT WHY DID YOU COME OUT WHEN I NO HAD POKEBALLSSSS WHYYY Q_Q

Arcturus.
March 31st, 2013, 06:40 PM
If anyone sees me with a shniy Bulbasaur or evos, screenshot it. I gotta get something from the Bulbasaur line before the event ends.

~ Element0

EDIT
Oh cool, Zangoose. :)

EDIT 2
And a shiny Buizel! But no Bulbasaur...

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 06:41 PM
Ahhh!!!!
We are all having an identity crisis lol
No wait! Which Pokemon am I! I'm battling the next pokemon in line lol
This is totally awesome!
Yay for April Fools Day

-bows-

ARCEUS! I GROVEL AT YOUR FEET!

(well you're arceus rn anyway!!)

Julius Caesar
March 31st, 2013, 06:44 PM
Does it change each and every post?

Yes it does, and every edit too seriously I better get something bad*** next

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:44 PM
Y'all have to make sure you screenshot me if I get Petilil or Shiny Petilil and no I'm not obsessed with getting it n___n

This close enough for you?

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 06:45 PM
Yup, it keeps changing. If you edit your post and save, it'll change then too.

This close enough for you?

"This" as in...? Was I Lilligant?!

U.Flame
March 31st, 2013, 06:48 PM
Eeyup. You were, for that moment.

Starfire Dragon
March 31st, 2013, 06:50 PM
lol We change every time we refresh the page lol :p
Yay I was a Arceus :)
Now I'm a Shiny Dialga!
All of you bow to my awesome power lol (ego trip) lol :p
What will I be next?

Cyclone
March 31st, 2013, 06:50 PM
Let's see what I get. Of course, I always tag my posts so you see who I am NEway.

I ended up with Nidorina the first time I found one of my posts, and I thought someone was assigning them to 649 random people and got my gender wrong. :D

EDIT: This time I'm a Skitty!

EDIT 2: Woohoo, Shiny Stunfisk!

EDIT 3: Dayamn, I want shinies on my name when this is over now.

Cyclone

destinedjagold
March 31st, 2013, 06:56 PM
Heheheh, this is a fun and weird April Fools prank. What am I now, I wonder~ http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/98964.gif
Edit... A shiny Conkeldurr. :3
Edit... A Caterpie? I guess each and every edit and whatever refreshes us.
...We're all a MEW!!! :O

*hides from Team Rocket*

droomph
March 31st, 2013, 06:58 PM
okay yeah

personally this is kinda annoying :(

Cid
March 31st, 2013, 07:00 PM
I think it's fun! Y'all should try enjoying the event more because it only comes once a year. :3

Patchisou Yutohru
March 31st, 2013, 07:04 PM
oh my god this happens every time. it happens one day out of the year, i think you can deal with it.

Student D1
March 31st, 2013, 07:05 PM
Well this is something. I can finally start the Pokémon life! :3

Starfire Dragon
March 31st, 2013, 07:09 PM
okay yeah

personally this is kinda annoying :(

The best thing to do is try to enjoy it :) It may get a little annoying after awhile, but it won't last forever lol
So try to have a little fun with it while it lasts :)
And that goes for everyone lol :p :)
I'm enjoying myself :) :p

Arcturus.
March 31st, 2013, 07:11 PM
The possibilty of getting some of my favorite Pokemon is the best part, imo.

Magykx
March 31st, 2013, 07:14 PM
I find it amusing actually.

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 07:17 PM
This is too fun for me to find annoying kekeke.

MrTripStack
March 31st, 2013, 07:18 PM
That's a pretty funny April Fools joke. I'm gonna enjoy this.

Starfire Dragon
March 31st, 2013, 07:22 PM
Out of curiosity which Pokemon out there came up with all this? lol

Altairis
March 31st, 2013, 07:47 PM
This is pretty cool! Although my normal PC name is just Lapras with a sprite, it'd be cool if I saw myself with a shiny one n_n

Alli
March 31st, 2013, 07:51 PM
This is pretty cool! Although my normal PC name is just Lapras with a sprite, but it's cool seeing the rest of the site like this.

You're a Petilil right now and normally I'd be jealous, but I just got it on another page!! n___n

Rivvon
March 31st, 2013, 08:03 PM
Welcome to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Community! Where Pokémon can discuss Humanmon games and movies alongside each other in harmony!

Ha ha, just kidding! I'm enjoying this a lot, though! Happy April Fools everyone ^u^

Air Lock
March 31st, 2013, 08:05 PM
What's wrong with being anonymous?
Personally, I like being a Pokemon :3

Cyclone
March 31st, 2013, 08:08 PM
Out of curiosity which Pokemon out there came up with all this? lol
I'd bet it was Zorua's idea.

Cyclone

Synerjee
March 31st, 2013, 08:16 PM
Hahahaha this is awesomee! xD xD

Can anyone guess who I am without checking my profile? :P

vaporeon7
March 31st, 2013, 08:16 PM
I was a Vaporeon in a post, so I'm happy.

I'm liking this one PPN and co.

antemortem
March 31st, 2013, 08:29 PM
I want a sparkly username. :(

OMG THERE IT IS <3

Synerjee
March 31st, 2013, 08:39 PM
Who said shiny Pokemon were rare? xD ♥

Forever
March 31st, 2013, 09:00 PM
Does this remind anyone else of the stickers that were in Pokemon books? Like the shiny ones remind me of the stickers that you placed in collectable Pokemon Pokedex books! :3

Starfire Dragon
March 31st, 2013, 09:22 PM
I'd bet it was Zorua's idea.

Cyclone

Good answer Shiny Totodile. lol

Who ever came up with it is a genius.
The only thing that would make it better is if the pokemon lasted longer. Instead of changing every time you post, make a change or refreshed a page make it last about 10 to 15 min before it changes. I think that would be more enjoyable :)
What do you pokemon think about that?

Pichu2Pikachu2Raichu
March 31st, 2013, 09:44 PM
Nice April Fools joke PC!

kinataki
March 31st, 2013, 10:08 PM
I think its amusing and very cleverly thought =)

Cherrim
March 31st, 2013, 10:16 PM
I was hoping this would be the chosen AF prank! :D

I love this one. It's right up there for me with the year that everyone's username formatting was changed to staff depending on rank. There's no drama, no lying, no eye-blinding themes, and no deception (...well, of the purposeful kind). It's excellent. ♥

Forever
March 31st, 2013, 10:18 PM
I was hoping this would be the chosen AF prank! :D

I love this one. It's right up there for me with the year that everyone's username formatting was changed to staff depending on rank. There's no drama, no lying, no eye-blinding themes, and no deception (...well, of the purposeful kind). It's excellent. ♥

Is it bad that I knew who you were before clicking your profile? ahahaha. Everyone should try to post differently ;_;

Axeliira
March 31st, 2013, 10:26 PM
Awesome April Fools prank, guys! It's crazy, yo. I logged in just in time! <3

Luigi-San
March 31st, 2013, 10:28 PM
Neat prank. :)

Now to see which Pokemon I am...

EDIT: It would appear that Caterpie is broken...

Cherrim
March 31st, 2013, 10:29 PM
Is it bad that I knew who you were before clicking your profile? ahahaha. Everyone should try to post differently ;_;
...I knew who you were before I quoted and got spoilt. Practise what you preach. ;p

Ninja Caterpie
April 1st, 2013, 12:53 AM
I am disgusted because now I am not what I am.

BakingBluePotatoe
April 1st, 2013, 01:12 AM
Oh my. xP I noticed the ??? thing on the front page... just now noticing the changed pokemon identity thing!

Platinum Lucario
April 1st, 2013, 01:19 AM
I've been turned...
into a Pokémon! :o

But seriously, wow this is amazing! As soon as I came online to check what April Fools event was going on PC, and it seems we've all been turned into a Pokémon. I think this is amazing, I was kind of expecting to be a Lucario. But that's OK, I don't mind being what I am right now. xD

I think this is the best April Fools Day event ever!

This is so much like Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, and I just love the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series! x3

Danger Zone
April 1st, 2013, 01:40 AM
Haha great idea, but still not as brilliant as last year's Lerroux takeover.

Kotowari
April 1st, 2013, 01:43 AM
Haha, this is such a great AFP. |D Although, no offense, I've seen PC do better/more explosive things. |D;;

But then again, I like being turned into a Pokémon... My first post was me being a Shiny Ninetales. Kinda sad I'll be something else when I hit the PQR-button.

Happy April 1st~

Kura
April 1st, 2013, 01:53 AM
This is amazing! I love how simple it is! This is my first post of the day, so I'm curious to see what pokemon I am, and if I change every time I post! Love it!!!

JohnnyJ773
April 1st, 2013, 01:53 AM
Ok it's not just me, lol.

EGKangaroo
April 1st, 2013, 02:02 AM
This is awesome! I am totally hoping to get a pokémon I really like when I post.

Midnight-Umbreon
April 1st, 2013, 02:14 AM
It's quite cool actually, but now Im going on a mad posting spree to see if I become an Umbreon in a post XP

Moist
April 1st, 2013, 02:28 AM
I like this :)
Its funneh and I like being random

Starfire Dragon
April 1st, 2013, 02:32 AM
It's quite cool actually, but now Im going on a mad posting spree to see if I become an Umbreon in a post XP

You came very close, your a Vaporeon :p lol

Claws of Darkness
April 1st, 2013, 02:45 AM
Jeez, these April Fool's jokes. Well, at least I get to be a pokemon. :)

♣Gawain♣
April 1st, 2013, 03:23 AM
I'm now a pokemon... okay dokey

giradialkia
April 1st, 2013, 03:28 AM
Everyone's sigs are disabled and all, too. This is great but I'd better be a Venusaur...

Tcoppy
April 1st, 2013, 03:29 AM
This joke is alright so far, I still like last years better.

Edit: Awww, I wanted to be a Charizard or a Mewtwo :(

Another Edit: Are we switching pokemon everytime we post?

Limanya
April 1st, 2013, 03:32 AM
Well, i like this although it's a bit annoying. As for what i have been, i've been an Jumpluff and Scraggy today and i can't remember the rest. Now i'd better be a Delcatty!

EDIT: I'm Limanya FYI.

Xilfer
April 1st, 2013, 04:08 AM
Well, I find this highly inconvenient and annoying. Thanks a lot, PC.

I'm Xilfer123 BTW

Kotowari
April 1st, 2013, 04:17 AM
Well, I find this highly inconvenient and annoying. Thanks a lot, PC.

I'm Xilfer123 BTW

It's been worse. |D But for only one day in a year, it's fun. :'D

Besides, if you hover over the icon that says whether or not the user is online, the actual username should show up. And there are other tiny "bugs" that make the anonymosity incomplete (post editing, quoting (in the typing window)...and what not).

Seki
April 1st, 2013, 04:26 AM
Happy April Fools!

I wonder what you will see me as.

Fire Flyy
April 1st, 2013, 04:43 AM
damn what pokemon am i

oh man it changes when you edit aaaaa

Limanya
April 1st, 2013, 04:44 AM
You're a Wartortle, SNOR(es)LAX :'D

Also Kotowari thanks for the trick!!

Patrick
April 1st, 2013, 05:20 AM
Curious to see what Pokemon I've been assigned...

Edit 2: And it changes each time you post. Splendid

Reisen
April 1st, 2013, 05:40 AM
I'm seeing a lot of wild Pokemon...

They seem to appear in every quote?

fenyx4
April 1st, 2013, 06:04 AM
Well, I missed the 2012 April Fool's Day event, but this one (for 2013) is quite stellar. :D I was a bit puzzled on PokeCommunity's home page since I didn't see anything drastic, but then I got a PM about Unova captions and saw someone as a Shiny Slowpoke, then I went to some "Easter raffle" thread and saw the OP as a Tornadus, and then I got overwhelmed with Mystery Dungeon mania. XD

At first, I thought everyone was specifically assigned a Pokemon based on what fit them, but then I realized that this would be improbable due to all the inactive accounts (let alone the sheer number of existing PokeCommunity accounts).. So then I thought that everyone was randomly assigned a Pokemon for the day (after post-testing in The Count to Infinity thread). Then I edited my post and saw that our Pokemon changes after certain actions...

First I was a Terrakion (my first post today; legendaries FTW), then a Quilava (when I edited the aforementioned 'Terrakion' post; really fitting because I became a Cyndaquil when I first played Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team :cer_love:), and then a Bayleef! I've seen my fair share of Shiny Pokemon today as well - so far, Charmeleon (coincidentally, I also spotted an uncatchable Charmeleon in Hoenn's Battle Factory in Emerald), Slowpoke, Seedot, Rampardos, Kyurem, Clefairy, Giratina, and even freaking BLAZIKEN. T_T I'm probably going to be stuck screencapping the cool shiny Pokemon today (Blaziken, Giratina, and Kyurem so far)...

To the person/people who devised this idea, awesome job! :cer_nod: The only downside is that the signatures are disabled for the day, but it's understandable in that it increases the anonymity effect.. I'd much rather have this "randomized Pokemon" thing rather than that Wario pop-up from a few days ago... XD I wish we could retain this as a permanent feature somehow (i.e., you could change your user settings to randomize your username/avatar/user description to a random Pokemon), but for now, I'll enjoy the hi-jinks of today. :3 It's neat that the post counts change as well to match National Dex numbers!

If anyone sees me as a normal or shiny Blaziken (or Ho-Oh), a notification or even a screencap would be great! :D Happy April Fool's Day 2013, everyone!

Random thought: It's a good thing that this idea was brought about now, because I imagine that this feat would be a bit more difficult to do with 3D images (as in, Pokemon from Pokemon X/Y would be restricted to 3D models as opposed to easier-to-manage DS sprites like all the pre-XY Pokemon have).

EDIT: You know, the "Are you looking for a name change?" PokeCommunity Notice at the top of this subforum's pages becomes more amusing when you factor in all of this Pokemon randomization stuff. :cer_laugh: Also, I like how the main page says "???" for the identity of the Last Poster, mimicking the 'name' of Silver in Gold/Silver/Crystal when you first battle him. :)

EDIT 2: Freaking yesssss; I became a normal-colored Blaziken upon revisiting this post! :cer_boogie: :t257:

Spherical Ice
April 1st, 2013, 06:13 AM
is this gonna revert back at midday (has midday passed for americans? i dont even know)? because it's getting really annoying. D:

also im sad that my hopes for a wario theme have been completely shattered

Team Fail
April 1st, 2013, 06:17 AM
Whoa there's an announcement? I don't see it ._____.

fenyx4
April 1st, 2013, 06:24 AM
I'm wondering if Missingno. (#000) is included in the day's festivities as well? I know it's technically not an official Pokemon, but it would be neat to see it randomly pop up as one of the "Pokemon", IMO. ^^

And does the "Age" thing in the sidebar mean anything or is it just a randomized number..?

Air Lock
April 1st, 2013, 06:25 AM
No, only the post count means something ;)
Edit: Also, the pokemon changes everytime you enter a page or refresh it. :P

Went
April 1st, 2013, 06:26 AM
Well, I missed the 2012 April Fool's Day event, but this one (for 2013) is quite stellar. :D I was a bit puzzled on PokeCommunity's home page since I didn't see anything drastic, but then I got a PM about Unova captions and saw someone as a Shiny Slowpoke, then I went to some "Easter raffle" thread and saw the OP as a Tornadus, and then I got overwhelmed with Mystery Dungeon mania. XD

At first, I thought everyone was specifically assigned a Pokemon based on what fit them, but then I realized that this would be improbable due to all the inactive accounts (let alone the sheer number of existing PokeCommunity accounts).. So then I thought that everyone was randomly assigned a Pokemon for the day (after post-testing in The Count to Infinity thread). Then I edited my post and saw that our Pokemon changes after certain actions...

First I was a Terrakion (my first post today; legendaries FTW), then a Quilava (when I edited the aforementioned 'Terrakion' post; really fitting because I became a Cyndaquil when I first played Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team :cer_love:), and then a Bayleef! I've seen my fair share of Shiny Pokemon today as well - so far, Charmeleon (coincidentally, I also spotted an uncatchable Charmeleon in Hoenn's Battle Factory in Emerald), Slowpoke, Seedot, Rampardos, Kyurem, Clefairy, Giratina, and even freaking BLAZIKEN. T_T I'm probably going to be stuck screencapping the cool shiny Pokemon today (Blaziken, Giratina, and Kyurem so far)...

To the person/people who devised this idea, awesome job! :cer_nod: The only downside is that the signatures are disabled for the day, but it's understandable in that it increases the anonymity effect.. I'd much rather have this "randomized Pokemon" thing rather than that Wario pop-up from a few days ago... XD I wish we could retain this as a permanent feature somehow (i.e., you could change your user settings to randomize your username/avatar/user description to a random Pokemon), but for now, I'll enjoy the hi-jinks of today. :3 It's neat that the post counts change as well to match National Dex numbers!

If anyone sees me as a normal or shiny Blaziken (or Ho-Oh), a notification or even a screencap would be great! :D Happy April Fool's Day 2013, everyone!

Random thought: It's a good thing that this idea was brought about now, because I imagine that this feat would be a bit more difficult to do with 3D images (as in, Pokemon from Pokemon X/Y would be restricted to 3D models as opposed to easier-to-manage DS sprites like all the pre-XY Pokemon have).

EDIT: You know, the "Are you looking for a name change?" PokeCommunity Notice at the top of this subforum's pages becomes more amusing when you factor in all of this Pokemon randomization stuff. :cer_laugh: Also, I like how the main page says "???" for the identity of the Last Poster, mimicking the 'name' of Silver in Gold/Silver/Crystal when you first battle him. :)

EDIT 2: Freaking yesssss; I became a normal-colored Blaziken upon revisiting this post! :cer_boogie: :t257:

Fenyx, you aren't very good at disguising your personality :P Although that's probably best XD

Cordelia
April 1st, 2013, 06:30 AM
I'm glad this is nothing like last year's "event". That one was just mean u_u This one is just pure fun :)

Co500
April 1st, 2013, 06:31 AM
I have been reading through threads for about ten minutes now and didnt even notice XD I looked closely at one whose name was Venusaur but didnt think anything of it! Only when I posted did I realise :')

fenyx4
April 1st, 2013, 06:32 AM
Fenyx, you aren't very good at disguising your personality :P Although that's probably best XD

Haha yeah; I figured that particular post would easily give me away, primarily due to its length. XD Let's see if I can do better for the rest of the day...!

Alli
April 1st, 2013, 06:55 AM
As soon as I saw the long post, I knew who it was lmao. This thread will be fun to look at after afd but future members will see it and be like "tf is their problem?"

Jaysfinest1
April 1st, 2013, 07:28 AM
lol this is hilarious.. what a good way to start an april fools. my gf had called me and told me my cat died, i called a few vets then she calls back and says april fools...


<--- is a loser lol

Daydream
April 1st, 2013, 07:31 AM
This is all mightily entertaining! I'm not sure whether this is my favourite April Fool's prank, yet, but it's definitely close.

Crystal Noel
April 1st, 2013, 07:40 AM
The only issue is that you can't see the signatures. One of the topics I started had a guy who makes sprites and now I can't find him because of this.

Alli
April 1st, 2013, 07:40 AM
Btw, the ages aren't randomized and neither are genders or natures. So if you've been paying attention to my postbit, you might can figure out who I am...I keep posting in here haha.

Cordelia
April 1st, 2013, 07:44 AM
Too bad you aren't a Petilil... you're just a Treecko this time.

Alli
April 1st, 2013, 07:51 AM
Now I'm ekans sob sob :( I got petilil last night though and Pedro12 got me as shiny Petilil so I'm happy!!! n____n you can totally tell I'm not sydian lmao

Oryx
April 1st, 2013, 07:53 AM
I haven't even seen ONE Volcarona, let alone on myself :( People edited the HTML to make it look like I was on but that's cheating!

Netto Azure
April 1st, 2013, 08:04 AM
It's funny how posting styles can give away who u r. Before checking profiles that is.

Cordelia
April 1st, 2013, 08:05 AM
Sorry, you're just a Blitzle now. My favorite is when I got Nica as a Shiny Pignite. :3

AnonygooseD
April 1st, 2013, 08:05 AM
Jeez I thought I went crazy! And now I am cuz I don't know which post is by who but it's a lot of fun I like it, they should have left Wario too :\

Alli
April 1st, 2013, 08:10 AM
Not hard to change your post style really...

Oshy
April 1st, 2013, 08:16 AM
LOL nice joke. It really freaked me out.

R.F.
April 1st, 2013, 08:20 AM
I like the idea with all accounts getting pokemonized (yeah, new words xD)

Limanya
April 1st, 2013, 08:31 AM
Netto Azure. Netto Azure. Netto Azure. You just showed up to me as a Delcatty. A shiny one. AND THAT'S THE FOURTH TIME I'VE SEEN YOU AS DELCATTY TODAY!

I am SO jealous right now.

EDIT: Shiny Azelf, Glaceon and Skitty. Good, but not Delcatty :( Also, i am getting Cradily way too often. And a lot of people show up to me as Lugia XD

Oryx
April 1st, 2013, 08:37 AM
I was a shiny Alomomola once. That was pretty cool.

waterworks
April 1st, 2013, 08:50 AM
I am Leroux. Lol. Hi guys. I'm shutting pc down btw. no srsly. it's not an april fools joke. I hate u all.

Went
April 1st, 2013, 08:53 AM
Aw, Staryu is glitched too :(

Oryx
April 1st, 2013, 08:58 AM
You're an admin, fix it silly!

Mr Cat Dog
April 1st, 2013, 09:06 AM
Wooper has no avatar. Poor Wooper! :(

Limanya
April 1st, 2013, 09:09 AM
Caterpie is glitched too. Poor Caterpie.

EDIT: And Shiny Latios, it seems.

Esper
April 1st, 2013, 09:13 AM
Ah, it's a tiny shame that people without avatars don't get given one for today.

Satoshi Ookami
April 1st, 2013, 12:05 PM
Still waiting to see that male Jynx right now.
At your service:
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3852/20130401215202.png
Did not have the shiny version of myself, though...

Oshy
April 1st, 2013, 12:11 PM
This whole 'everyone a pokemon' thing is getting annoying, lol

roosterman
April 1st, 2013, 12:20 PM
This is a real pain in the butt when you're trying to get someone signed up for your tournament but can't see who it is.

Shiny Electivire
April 1st, 2013, 12:24 PM
Haha I find this hilarious :P

Went
April 1st, 2013, 12:33 PM
Guuuys, it will be over by tomorrow. Just put up for a few more hours!

Rϵd
April 1st, 2013, 12:46 PM
LOL THAT'S AWRSOME. APRIL FOOLS MAN.


Edit: ommmmg shiny Altaria

Edit 2: awww Slaking

Edit 3: Omanyte

Edit 4: Ugh less stop

droomph
April 1st, 2013, 01:18 PM
Guuuys, it will be over by tomorrow. Just put up for a few more hours!a few hours my buttonhole

Today's not over for me for another 10 hours :(

Munchlax11
April 1st, 2013, 01:25 PM
Awww man this is pretty funny!
It really confused me at first though!

Snowdrop
April 1st, 2013, 01:41 PM
Beldum... takedowntakedowntakedowntakedowntakedown

Oh shoot now I'm Exegutor?

Oh I get it we're all Ditto

Or Mew

Potato chips

Cordelia
April 1st, 2013, 01:48 PM
Am I the only person bothered by the topic? It should be anonymity.

Gleam Noiyam
April 1st, 2013, 02:37 PM
I actually love this better than last year's prank. xD

Volnutt
April 1st, 2013, 02:44 PM
I like this one, but trolling with Leroux since I was apart of it last year was so much funner. As usual I logged on to PC today expecting them to do something and waiting to see peoples surprised responses like they are completely obviously as to what today is.

Penta Penguin
April 1st, 2013, 02:49 PM
I think this is quite excellent because you don't know who has posted, and where they have posted. Gives it the "mystery" feel in different threads and discussions on PC XD

Alli
April 1st, 2013, 03:38 PM
To everyone complaining about trying to get someone signed up in something:

Either require a username in the sign up or just click their profile. Extra clicks won't hurt you.

Oryx
April 1st, 2013, 03:42 PM
It's fun to guess who's who and then check your answers against their profiles...

Minato Arisato
April 1st, 2013, 05:15 PM
I just noticed this yesterday afternoon. My first reaction went sort of like "...What? I'm a Rayquaza now? A shiny one? Oh, now I'm a Lucario."

I don't get it. It's silly, I have to admit. But now I'm starting to get a bit fed up with it. It only lasts a day, so no worries.

Cordelia
April 1st, 2013, 06:09 PM
See guys? It's over already. Happy April Fool's!

tabor62
April 1st, 2013, 06:11 PM
See guys? It's over already. Happy April Fool's!

Finally :P To be honest, it got a little annoying after a while (I'd also like to blame an extra slow day in TC on it)

Azumi
April 1st, 2013, 06:13 PM
Ah, it was fun while it lasted. I was a bit confused when everything went back to normal. Thanks PC for a fun April Fools experience!

Yusshin
April 1st, 2013, 06:14 PM
NOOO D: /sadface I wanted to be Pokemon foreverrrr!

Ausaudriel
April 1st, 2013, 06:27 PM
Special thanks to Dragonfree (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=3430) for her super excellent webmaster tools that saved me from the tedium of creating a whole array of every Pokemon by hand. 8)

YamiNoBlade Twihiki Amias
April 1st, 2013, 06:40 PM
This was a great April Fools prank. As a pokemon Forum this was funny and fun being various different mons, especially your favorite ones. ^_^

Thank you PC for this unforgettable AF's Prank! :D

~RNC~
April 1st, 2013, 06:43 PM
I agree with the above, I enjoyed this prank very much, I did get a little confused as to who I was trading with was the only down fall to it.

Xaldin
April 1st, 2013, 07:07 PM
That was awesome while it lasted! :D

U.Flame
April 2nd, 2013, 12:08 AM
Am I the only person bothered by the topic? It should be anonymity.

Thank you! I knew I did something wrong.

bwburke94
April 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
At least the anonymity has been rectified. And there wasn't a Slowpoke gag today.

Pichu2Pikachu2Raichu
April 2nd, 2013, 03:56 PM
I quite enjoyed that little April Fools prank PC.

I hope to see it again next year!