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Mind Read the Room (Complete)

Started by Devalue January 2nd, 2022 2:36 PM
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Created a survey-type game about your experiences and thoughts about Pokemon. Hands out points based on how well you predict how your fellow competitors answered. Wins by accumulating the most points after the results of all fourteen questions.

Split the questions into three sections: Yes/No Questions, Multiple Choice, and Free Response. Detailed the format for answers at the start of each section.

Please submit your answers and predictions via private message to Devalue. Accepts submissions until January 12 at noon Eastern United States Time January 17 at noon Eastern United States Time. Will reveal answers bit by bit from then on. Please refrain from discussing your submissions with others until submissions are closed. Feel free to ask questions by post or private message.

Note: Will not make predictions as the host. Answers these questions alongside all of you, however. Increases the number of responses. Improves the game.

Yes/No Questions

Submits two things in this section: your answer and your prediction. Scores points by predicting what percentage of people replied "Yes" to the question. May choose between the following options for your prediction:
- More than 50% Yes. Earns 2 points if correct. (Will not receive any points if it is exactly 50%.)
- Less than 50% Yes. Earns 2 points if correct. (No points for exactly 50%, as above.)
- More than 75% Yes. Earns 4 points if correct.
- Less than 25% Yes. Earns 4 points if correct.
- Even Split. Earns 5 points if an equal number of people reply "Yes" and "No". (Note: Guarantees an even number of votes. Will drop the host's answers for this section to make the total number of votes even, if necessary.)

Sample submission for a question in this section:
1. Answer: Yes.
Prediction: Less than 50% Yes.
Means you have matched four or more digits in the Loto-ID. Believes less than half of all respondents have.

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1. Have you ever matched four or more digits in the Loto-ID?

2. Have you ever named your rival after a real person?

3. Have you ever traded with someone else in-person?

4. Did you use your Master Ball in the most recent mainline game that you played?

5. Do you think Game Freak will adjust any type match-ups OR add a type in Generation 9?

6. Do you prefer the three-dimensional models over the two-dimensional sprites?


Multiple Choice Questions

Asks for your answer and prediction once again. Choose one letter option for your answer and one letter option for your prediction. Awards you 4 points for predicting the most popular answer and 2 points for the second most popular answer. (Scoring note: Will not give points for the second most popular answer if no one answered that.)

Sample submission for a question in this section:
7. Answer: C. Never
Prediction: A. On a Generation 1 through 3 game
Means you never completed the Pokedex. Bets on a Generation 1-3 game being the most common response.

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7. In which game did you first complete the Pokedex?
A. On a Generation 1 through 3 game
B. On a Generation 4 through 8 game
C. Never

8. Creates a new entry for the Hoenn region (Generation 3). Follows someone other than the player character of the original games. Who do you want it to be?
A. Brendan/May
B. Wally
C. Someone on Team Magma or Aqua
D. Champion Steven
E. Lorekeeper Zinnia
F. Someone else

9. Designs Pokemon regions with inspirations from real-world locations. From which continent do you think the inspiration for Generation 9 will originate?
A. North America
B. South America
C. Europe
D. Africa
E. Asia
F. Australia
G. Antarctica

10. Which minigame of the following do you like the most?
A. Slots (Red/Blue through Diamond/Pearl)
B. Clefairy Says (Pokemon Stadium 1)
C. Egg Emergency (Pokemon Stadium 2)
D. Making PokeBlocks (Generation 3)
E. Mining in the Underground (Generation 4 and Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
F. Voltorb Flip (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
G. Super Training balloon battles (Generation 6)
H. Mantine Surfing (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
I. Making curry (Sword/Shield)

11. Which food would you want to try the most?
A. Slowpoke Tail
B. Rage Candy Bar
C. Lava Cookie
D. Old Gateau
E. Casteliacone
F. Lumiose Galette
G. Shalour Sable
H. Supreme Summer Poke Puff

12. Which spin-off game do you most want to see another entry in?
A. Colosseum/XD
B. Snap
C. Go
D. Detective Pikachu
E. Pinball
F. Trading Card Game
G. Mystery Dungeon
H. Puzzle League
I. None of the above


Free Response

Requires several answers and predictions for this final section. Answer with as many individuals as the question requires. Submit the same number of predictions. Awards 5 points for predicting the most popular answer, 3 for the second most popular, and 1 for the third most popular. (Scoring note: Uses the same "no points for answers with no votes" protocol as before.)

Sample submission for a question in this section:
13. Answers: Pikachu and Eevee
Predictions: Charmander and Squirtle
Expects Pikachu and Eevee to lead the charge of the Unova Let's Go games. Predicts the most popular choices by others to be Charmander and Squirtle.

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13. Creates two new entries in the Let's Go series. Covers Unova (Generation 5). Which two Pokemon do you think would grace the box art?

14. Who are three of your favorite characters from the franchise? (Accepts any human character in any Pokemon game or the anime. Allows specific Pokemon, such as "Brock's Onix", but not simply "Onix".)
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This is such an awesome concept :O I will definitely send in answers and predictions when I'm no longer on mobile~

EDIT: Sent mine in!
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Sent mine in!

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Such a cool idea!! ^^ I sent in my answers! o>
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Oh man, it's quite unfortunate that only 4 people participated so far, with only two days remaining for the deadline. I don't think this thread gets enough visibility.

Also, imo, a game like this is worthy of becoming an event in and of itself, that could span a couple days. It gets proper announcements, stickied, and the winner gets a sparkly PC badge, thus gives more incentive to join :D

That's just my two cents though, what does Team Trivia think?
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This does require a little bit of time to set aside, so I think it would be wonderful to possibly extend the deadline & maybe stick the thread to the top (will defer to PT mods on that though!) so more people see it. (b' ')b

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I just sent my answers in. This game is a cool idea, it's something different to bring to trivia land, and the questions were fun to think about and an interesting challenge...how would others answer this?

This game could be recreated into a good event for the get together.

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Oh man, it's quite unfortunate that only 4 people participated so far, with only two days remaining for the deadline. I don't think this thread gets enough visibility.
Shrugs. Expected roughly this much of a turnout (now at 5). Attracts only so many to Pokemon Trivia. May not play every game.

Balanced "Even Split" from the Yes/No section around this assumption. Would have changed it to "Contested" (40-60% Yes, including both endpoints) for 4 points for a larger group, most likely.

This does require a little bit of time to set aside, so I think it would be wonderful to possibly extend the deadline & maybe stick the thread to the top (will defer to PT mods on that though!) so more people see it. (b' ')b
Very well. Defers to your greater knowledge of the forums. New deadline: Monday, January 17 at noon Eastern United States time. Adds a few extra days, including a full weekend.

Wondered if the number of questions would repel people. Avoided splitting this into multiple rounds of submissions. Results in too many people missing rounds. Becomes a contest of participation then.

Might pare down the questions to 10 (4 Yes/No, 4 Multiple Choice, 2 Free Response) in a future version. Leaves question marks like that to postgame feedback, however.

I just sent my answers in. This game is a cool idea, it's something different to bring to trivia land, and the questions were fun to think about and an interesting challenge...how would others answer this?

This game could be recreated into a good event for the get together.
Owes the idea to Guesspionage (a Jackbox game). Resembles the Yes/No section, more specifically. Works a bit differently. Sends one person to guess how people answered a global (or audience) poll. Asks the other players whether the actual percentage is higher, lower, much higher, or much lower than the guessed percentage.

Adapted it for forum play. Could not replicate Guesspionage for obvious reasons. Lacks the means to poll tons of strangers on Pokemon questions. Swapped it to polling the participants themselves. Introduced Multiple Choice and Free Response for questions better suited to a different format.

Agrees on it being a good Get-Together event. Draws in a larger pool of players. Improves the polling aspect immensely. Serves as a good test run, though, if nothing else.
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Submitted my answers too now, fashionably late :coolcat:
(I've been meaning to for several days now, but keep forgetting 😅 )

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Reminder: Reaches the submission deadline in 48 hours from this post.

Started on more questions for a future round already. (Remains subject to change from feedback, of course.) Considering including one from this round, along with mentioning this round's result for fairness. Scrapped that idea. Skews predictions in one direction, most likely. Probably ends with everyone or no one getting points.
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I didn't realise it had been extended - I thought I missed it!

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Also sent in my answers, looking forward to results!
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Cuts off submissions from this point. Needs to straighten out something on one question still. Happens to be the final question, though. Proceeds without issue for now.

Received answers from eight people. Excludes the host's answers for the Yes/No section, in that case.

Plans to announce the results for three questions every day. Schedules both Free Response questions for the final day. Without further ado...


1. Have you ever matched four or more digits in the Loto-ID?

Answers
- 2 Yes: Sheep, Hyzenthlay
- 6 No: Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight

2 Yes / 8 answers = 25% Yes. Means 2 points for players who answered "Less than 50% Yes". Yields nothing for the "Less than 25% Yes" crowd, unfortunately. Only hands out points for less than that percentage.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes:
- More than 50% Yes:
- Even Split:
- Less than 50% Yes: Lycanthropy, ReKoil, Hyzenthlay
- Less than 25% Yes: Sheep, Roni, Megan, VisionofMilotic, Starlight

2 points for Lycanthropy, ReKoil, and Hyzenthlay. Burned the majority by a slim margin.


2. Have you ever named your rival after a real person?

Answers
- 5 Yes: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic, Hyzenthlay
- 3 No: Megan, ReKoil, Starlight

5 Yes / 8 answers = 62.5% Yes. Pays out only to the more conservative predictors once more.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes: Roni, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic
- More than 50% Yes: Megan, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
- Even Split:
- Less than 50% Yes: Sheep
- Less than 25% Yes:

2 points for Megan, ReKoil, Starlight, and Hyzenthlay.


3. Have you ever traded with someone else in-person?

Answers
- 5 Yes: Sheep, Megan, VisionofMilotic, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
- 3 No: Roni, Lycanthropy, ReKoil

5 Yes / 8 answers = 62.5% Yes. Doles out 2 more points to the 50% Yes crowd. Received a wide spread of predictions.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes: Starlight, Hyzenthlay
- More than 50% Yes: Roni
- Even Split:
- Less than 50% Yes: Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic
- Less than 25% Yes: Sheep, ReKoil

Benefits just Roni this time. 2 points there.


Current Standings
Hyzenthlay: 4
ReKoil: 4
Lycanthropy: 2
Megan: 2
Roni: 2
Starlight: 2
Sheep: 0
VisionofMilotic: 0

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Answered Yes to all three of these questions, for anyone curious. Would have been the lone prediction in More than 50% Yes for the Loto-ID question. Figured Wonder Trade popularity (and checking the daily number) would have caught enough people.
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Spaced on pinging everyone yesterday for the start of results.
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Cleans up the Yes/No section today.

4. Did you use your Master Ball in the most recent mainline game that you played?

Answers
- 1 Yes: Roni
- 7 No: Sheep, Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay

1 Yes / 8 answers = 12.5% Yes. Favors the riskier bet this time. Appears to be quite unwilling to part with the rare item. Cannot count on winning the Loto-ID, apparently.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes: Sheep, Roni
- More than 50% Yes: VisionofMilotic, Hyzenthlay
- Even Split:
- Less than 50% Yes: Lycanthropy, ReKoil, Starlight
- Less than 25% Yes: Megan

4 points for Megan. 2 points each for Lycanthropy, ReKoil, and Starlight.


5. Do you think Game Freak will adjust any type match-ups OR add a type in Generation 9?

Answers
- Yes:
- No: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay

0% Yes. A unanimous decision. Guessed a No majority on this. Expected a few Yes answers for Fairy getting taken down a notch, though. Seems not.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes:
- More than 50% Yes:
- Even Split:
- Less than 50% Yes: Lycanthropy
- Less than 25% Yes: Sheep, Roni, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay

4 points for everyone except Lycanthropy. Just 2 points there.


6. Do you prefer the three-dimensional models over the two-dimensional sprites?

Answers
- Yes: ReKoil
- No: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic, Starlight, Hyzenthlay

1 Yes / 8 answers = 12.5% Yes. Yet another clear vote.

Predictions
- More than 75% Yes:
- More than 50% Yes: Lycanthropy, Starlight
- Even Split: VisionofMilotic
- Less than 50% Yes: Sheep, Roni, Megan, ReKoil, Hyzenthlay
- Less than 25% Yes:

Failed to capitalize on it, however, with zero Less than 25% Yes predictions. 2 points each for Sheep, Roni, Megan, ReKoil, and Hyzenthlay


Current Standings
ReKoil: 12
Megan: 12
Hyzenthlay: 10
Roni: 8
Starlight: 8
Lycanthropy: 6
Sheep: 6
VisionofMilotic: 4

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Answered No for the questions in this set, like the majority of others.
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6. Do you prefer the three-dimensional models over the two-dimensional sprites?

Answers
- Yes: ReKoil
- No: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan, VisionofMilotic, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
Oh wow, I did think I'd be in the minority, but was not expecting that many no's lol.

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Interesting! I didn't expect so many others to avoid using (or outright forget about) their Master Balls like I did. I also expected a little more people to prefer the 3D models.

Looking forward to the rest!
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Neck and neck between ReKoil and Megan rn, can't wait to see the final results!
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Damn, my predictions were... off, to say the least. I am honestly surprised that not everyone has named their rival after someone else at least once, haha. Nevertheless, seeing all these stats and numbers is super interesting!!


4 points for everyone except Lycanthropy.
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Kicks off the Multiple Choice section next. Scores 4 points for predicting the most popular answer and 2 for the second-most popular.


7. In which game did you first complete the Pokedex?

Answers
(4) A. On a Generation 1 through 3 game: Devalue, Sheep, Megan, Starlight
(1) B. On a Generation 4 through 8 game: ReKoil
(4) C. Never: Roni, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic, Hyzenthlay

Either first accomplished it early or never, for the most part. Might have foreshadowed this result slightly with the in-person trade question earlier. Tied between A and C for the most popular answer. Will not have a second-most popular answer for this question.

Predictions
A. On a Generation 1 through 3 game: Starlight
B. On a Generation 4 through 8 game: Sheep, Lycanthropy, Megan, ReKoil, Hyzenthlay
C. Never: Roni, VisionofMilotic

Bucked a lot of expectations. 4 points for Starlight, Roni, and VisionofMilotic.


8. Creates a new entry for the Hoenn region (Generation 3). Follows someone other than the player character of the original games. Who do you want it to be?

Answers
(0) A. Brendan/May
(0) B. Wally
(3) C. Someone on Team Magma or Aqua: Lycanthropy, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
(1) D. Champion Steven: Sheep
(5) E. Lorekeeper Zinnia: Devalue, Roni, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil
(0) F. Someone else

Chose Lorekeeper Zinnia as the top answer, with a Team Aqua or Magma member second.

Predictions
A. Brendan/May
B. Wally: Megan, ReKoil, Hyzenthlay
C. Someone on Team Magma or Aqua
D. Champion Steven: Sheep, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic
E. Lorekeeper Zinnia: Roni
F. Someone else: Starlight

Bet hard on Wally and Steven. Did not pan out. Works out well for Roni, however. Walks away with 4 points. Nothing for everyone else.


9. Designs Pokemon regions with inspirations from real-world locations. From which continent do you think the inspiration for Generation 9 will originate?

Answers
(0) A. North America
(2) B. South America: ReKoil, Hyzenthlay
(1) C. Europe: VisionofMilotic
(2) D. Africa: Roni, Starlight
(0) E. Asia
(4) F. Australia: Devalue, Sheep, Lycanthropy, Megan
(0) G. Antarctica

Chose Australia as the most popular. Seems like a good region to bring back Dive. Tossed two votes each at South America and Africa. Co-owns the second-most popular spot.

Predictions
A. North America
B. South America: Hyzenthlay
C. Europe: VisionofMilotic, ReKoil
D. Africa: Sheep, Starlight
E. Asia
F. Australia: Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan
G. Antarctica

Did not send people down-under like the last question.
4 points for Roni, Lycanthropy, and Megan.
2 points for Hyzenthlay, Sheep, and Starlight

Current Standings
Roni: 20
Megan: 16
Starlight: 14
Hyzenthlay: 12
ReKoil: 12
Lycanthropy: 10
Sheep: 8
VisionofMilotic: 8

Shuffled the standings a bit. Congratulates Roni for a particularly strong showing. Scored perfectly in these three questions.
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Incredible lead you've got there, Roni! Very interesting predictions for these multiple choice ones, and I imagine even more so for the upcoming free answer questions. :o
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Resumes with the other half of the Multiple Choice section.

10. Which minigame of the following do you like the most?

Answers
(0) A. Slots
(0) B. Clefairy Says
(0) C. Egg Emergency
(1) D. Making PokeBlocks: VisionofMilotic
(7) E. Mining in the Underground: Devalue, Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
(1) F. Voltorb Flip: Megan
(0) G. Super Training balloon battles
(0) H. Mantine Surfing
(0) I. Making curry

Crushed it with the mining minigame, clearly. Seemed unfair at the time to cram all the Pokemon Stadium minigames into two answers. (Tried to pick popular ones.) Appears to have been mistaken.

Almost answered Mantine Surfing. Designed that pretty well. Ultimately chose the more relaxing mining minigame.

Answered Making Pokeblocks and Voltorb Flip with one vote each. Qualifies for second-most popular this time.

Predictions
A. Slots: Sheep
B. Clefairy Says
C. Egg Emergency
D. Making PokeBlocks: Hyzenthlay
E. Mining in the Underground: Lycanthropy, Megan, Starlight
F. Voltorb Flip: ReKoil
G. Super Training balloon battles
H. Mantine Surfing: Roni, VisionofMilotic
I. Making curry

4 points each for Lycanthropy, Megan, and Starlight
2 points each for Hyzenthlay and ReKoil


11. Which food would you want to try the most?

Answers
(1) A. Slowpoke Tail: Hyzenthlay
(0) B. Rage Candy Bar
(4) C. Lava Cookie: Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight
(0) D. Old Gateau
(3) E. Casteliacone: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy
(1) F. Lumiose Galette: Devalue
(0) G. Shalour Sable
(0) H. Supreme Summer Poke Puff

Selected the Lavaridge Town specialty. Evidently calls it "Lavaridge Rice Cracker" in Japanese.
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Grants second place to the Casteliacone. Fell a little short.

What, no answers for the Old Gateau? Did nobody's mouth water over this purple block?
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Predictions
A. Slowpoke Tail: Megan, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
B. Rage Candy Bar: VisionofMilotic
C. Lava Cookie: Lycanthropy
D. Old Gateau
E. Casteliacone: ReKoil
F. Lumiose Galette
G. Shalour Sable
H. Supreme Summer Poke Puff: Sheep, Roni

Doles out only a smattering of points from this question: 4 for Lycanthropy and 2 for ReKoil.

Expected the Poke Puff to reign supreme, personally. Brought citrus (or citrus-shaped sugar) to a sweet-heavy lineup.
Poke_Puff_Supreme_Summer_Sprite.png

(Note to self: Post the images in the question next time.)


12. Which spin-off game do you most want to see another entry in?

Answers
(5) A. Colosseum/XD: Sheep, Megan, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil, Starlight
(0) B. Snap
(0) C. Go
(0) D. Detective Pikachu
(0) E. Pinball
(1) F. Trading Card Game: Devalue
(3) G. Mystery Dungeon: Roni, Lycanthropy, Hyzenthlay
(0) H. Puzzle League
(0) I. None of the above

Broke into two clear camps here.

Predictions
A. Colosseum/XD: Sheep, Megan, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
B. Snap
C. Go
D. Detective Pikachu
E. Pinball
F. Trading Card Game
G. Mystery Dungeon: Roni, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic
H. Puzzle League
I. None of the above

Guessed well. (Predicted your own answer, in most cases.) Points for everyone.
4 points for Sheep, Megan, ReKoil, Starlight, Hyzenthlay
2 points for Roni, Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic


Current Standings
Megan: 24
Roni: 22
Starlight: 22
ReKoil: 20
Lycanthropy: 20
Hyzenthlay: 18
Sheep: 12
VisionofMilotic: 10

Shaped up to be a tight competition. Separates first place and fifth place by only 4 points. Decides the winner next time with the Free Response.
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I was so out of touch with the minigame one lmao. Legit thought I was the only one who found the Underground fun, totally forgetting that BDSP revived it and made the place so much better...
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Returns for the conclusion. Jumps into the Free Response to determine the winner. Awards 5 points for the most popular answer, 3 for the second-most, and 1 for the third-most.


13. Creates two new entries in the Let's Go series. Covers Unova (Generation 5). Which two Pokemon do you think would grace the box art?

Answers
- Minccino: (3) Devalue, Lycanthropy, Megan

- Lillipup: (2) Devalue, Sheep
- Purrloin: (2) Sheep, ReKoil
- Oshawott: (2) Roni, Starlight
- Snivy: (2) Roni, Starlight
- Axew: (2) Lycanthropy, VisionofMilotic

- Emolga: (1) Megan
- Zorua: (1) VisionofMilotic
- Ducklett: (1) ReKoil
- Reshiram: (1) Hyzenthlay
- Zekrom: (1) Hyzenthlay

Chose Minccino as the face of the Let's Go Unova series. Swirled around several Pokemon as its partner mascot, however. Boosted them into the second-most popular spot. Means 5 points for a Minccino prediction and 3 points for Lillipup, Purrloin, Oshawott, Snivy, and Axew.

Predictions
- Minccino: Sheep, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil

- Snivy: Megan, Starlight
- Oshawott: Megan, Starlight
- Lillipup: Lycanthropy
- Purrloin: Lycanthropy

- Zorua: Sheep, VisionofMilotic, ReKoil
- Pikachu: Roni
- Eevee: Roni
- Reshiram: Hyzenthlay
- Zekrom: Hyzenthlay

5 points for Sheep, VisionofMilotic, and ReKoil
6 points for Megan, Starlight, and Lycanthropy

Predicted Zorua heavily. Thought of Zorua initially when answering. Tied too strongly to N. Should not be the player character's main Pokemon also.


14. Who are three of your favorite characters from the franchise? (Accepts any human character in any Pokemon game or the anime. Allows specific Pokemon, such as "Brock's Onix", but not simply "Onix".)

Answers
- Brock: (3) Roni, VisionofMilotic, Hyzenthlay
- James: (3) Megan, Starlight, Hyzenthlay

- N: (2) Devalue, Sheep
- Steven Stone: (2) Sheep, ReKoil

- Ash's Charizard: (1) VisionofMilotic
- Barry: (1) Roni
- Blaine: (1) Lycanthropy
- Cynthia: (1) Roni
- Dawn's Piplup: (1) Hyzenthlay
- Guildmaster Wigglytuff: (1) Lycanthropy
- Ilima: (1) Sheep
- Iris: (1) VisionofMilotic
- Karen: (1) Starlight
- Jessie: (1) Megan
- Lana: (1) Devalue
- Lillie: (1) Devalue
- Lorelei: (1) ReKoil
- Malva: (1) ReKoil
- Misty: (1) Starlight
- Sapphire: (1) Lycanthropy
- Team Rocket Meowth: (1) Megan


Coalesced around Brock and James for the top spot. Reached some agreement for N and Steven. Hands out 5 points for Brock and James predictions. Falls to 1 point for N and Steven as third-most popular.

Predictions
- Brock: VisionofMilotic, Hyzenthlay
- N: Sheep, Roni
- Steven: Starlight

- Cynthia: Sheep, Roni, Lycanthropy, ReKoil, Starlight
- Ash: Lycanthropy, ReKoil, Starlight
- Ash's Pikachu: Roni, Lycanthropy, Megan
- Dawn: Megan, VisionofMilotic
- Gary Oak: Hyzenthlay
- Misty: Megan
- Lily: Hyzenthlay
- Lorelei: ReKoil
- Red: Sheep
- Serena: VisionofMilotic


5 points to VisionofMilotic and Hyzenthlay
1 point to Sheep, Roni, and Starlight

United under the banners of Cynthia, Ash, and Ash's Pikachu for predictions. Wound up being none of them. Totaled only one answer between them.

Final Standings
1st: Megan: 30
2nd: Starlight: 29
3rd: Lycanthropy: 26
4th: ReKoil: 25
5th: Roni: 23
5th: Hyzenthlay: 23
7th: VisionofMilotic: 20
8th: Sheep: 18


Congratulations to Megan for emerging as the winner of Mind Read the Room. Stood at or near the top of the leaderboard for most of the game with consistently good predictions.

Thanks everyone for playing. Hopes you found it enjoyable.

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Already started thinking of next time. Generated a few ideas. Intended adjustments for next round:

- Change "Even Split" to "Contested" for Yes/No questions. Covers situations when "Yes" accounts for 40% to 60% of answers, including both endpoints. Rewards 4 points instead of Even Split's 5.
- Reduce the number of multiple choice answers to five maximum. Favors predicting your own answer too much otherwise. Creates some interesting calculations too, such as whether Generations 3 and 4 are more popular than Generation 1. Will be mindful of this effect for the Free Response too.

Requests your feedback as well. Helps to improve this game (and perhaps other games). Formulated a few specific questions. Welcomes whatever you have to say, though. Questions:

1. Which set of responses do you think is clearer for the instructions of the Yes/No questions?
- More than 75% Yes
- More than 50% Yes
- Even Split
- Less than 50% Yes
- Less than 25% Yes

or

- More than 75% Yes
- More than 50% Yes
- Even Split
- More than 50% No
- More than 75% No

Considered both for this round's instructions. Chose the former. Leans more towards the latter now.

2. Was the number of questions too much or too few? Alternatively, would multiple rounds have been better to reduce the number of questions at once?

3. Is there a way to make it easier for people on phones to respond? Never browses the Internet on a phone.

4. Anything else?
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Huge congrats to Megan for reading everyone's mind the best! I thought I still had a shot but man, that final segment whipped me lol. Now onto the queries :3

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1. Initially I had a hard time understanding the percentages predictions at first (I was expecting it to look like the latter with the No's), so yeah I believe the latter view would be better to use for the next game :3

2. I personally would like more questions w/ multiple rounds. Makes it feel like a full on event that actively engages me whenever I get on here. But I can understand that that might deter participants who don't come into Trivia everyday/regularly. Thinking about it more now though, they could just answer all the questions on the final day of the questionnaire, when all questions will have already been posted then. Each post can have links that lead back to previous questions, to make things easier for late comers. If this is all too complicated, I'm absolutely fine with having all questions posted at once~

3. I literally had to move to my laptop from my phone just to be able to comment this lol. Forums on mobile is pretty blech in general, but how about if the questions were posted via a Google form? No need for participants to format PMs to Deva, therefore making it slightly easier to join. Also makes it easier for Deva to collate answers at the same time. Note: if this were the move, then it'd be much more efficient to give out all questions at once. Therefore disregard my answer on number 2 lol.

4. For real this brought a lot of excitement to the Pokemon Trivia section for me personally, which is why I'm super active with following this thread, and seeing where this event goes~ Can't wait for the next one!
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