We have seen a ton of updates coming to Pokemon Go, including the release of Generation 6 Pokemon and the increased level cap to Level 50. Here is an overview of the latest additions and events going on in Pokemon Go now.
Season of Celebration
December 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021
The Season of Celebration is Pokemon Go's first season. The event features boosted spawns of select Pokemon, changes to Eggs, and Mega Raids including Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar, and Mega Abomasnow.
Kalos Celebration Event
December 2 to December 8, 2020
Kalos Pokemon are finally here! This event is the perfect time to kickoff your Kalos collection with increased Gen 6 Pokemon Spawns. There is also a 6-step Timed Research event which will help you catch Bunnelby and Fletchling. Litleo and Espurr will also be appearing in one-star raids.
Legacy 40 Challenge
December 1, 2020 to Decmebr 31, 2020
This Timed Research challenge is only available to Level 40 players.
XL Candy can be used to level up Pokemon past level 40 and up to level 50. Leveling up Pokemon beyond level 40 will cost a relatively large amount of stardust (10-15 thousand per 1/2 level). Like regular candy, each one is specific to the Pokemon's species. XL Candy can be gained in the same ways as regular candy, although the amount earned is randomized. You can also exchange 100 regular candy for 1 XL candy.
And if you need help getting some extra Stardust (I sure do!), check out this guide.
The Problem: Premier Elements comes with a variety of preset project settings which are great for working with 16:9 or 4:3 content in a variety of resolutions. However, there are no presets that cover ultra-wide aspect ratios and Adobe has locked out changing these setting within their Premier Elements program. There is currently no built-in way to handle 21:9 video and export it in its original ratio without black borders.
The Solution: By editing some configuration files in Notepad (or a similar program), custom project templates can be created with the desired frame size. By default the files you are required to edit can be found at:
How it works:
I chose to clone the AVCHD 1080p60.sqpreset file found in the AVCHD folder. For organization, I created a subfolder titled "21x9" to house the custom ultra-wide presets.
After creating a copy of the preset file, open it in your favorite text editor. Near the bottom, you will find the <VideoFrameSize> attribute. Change the values inside the attribute tag to match your desired output resolution in pixels. For example, a 1440p 21:9 project would look like:
I have created a handful of 21:9 templates to accommodate 1080p and 1440p project at both 30fps and 60fps.
What is Extra Life?
The Game Plan
The stream will kickoff around 12:00 pm noon on Sunday, October 18th with a few games of Among Us. I will continue to play a variety of games and eventually be joined by ThatTrojanKid around 5:30pm. We will play some single player & co-op games. There will also be some interactive games including Marbles on Stream and the Jackbox Party Series.
How You Can Help
There is a lot going on in Pokemon Go right now!
Investigate a Mysterious Energy (Victini)
An Inter-egg-sting Development
Charizard Community Day
This week we have a couple interesting events going on. Time permitting, I plan on streaming on both evenings.
Silver Ridge Peaks Release (theHunter: Call of the Wild)
Mr. House's Birthday (Fallout: New Vegas)
Twitch Affiliate Anniversary
July 5, 2020
July 5th marks the 1 year anniversary of becoming a Twitch Affiliate. I am planning on doing a 10 hour (possibly even 12 hours) live stream. It will also serve as a celebration for Independence day since I will not be able to stream on July 4th.