Have you had enough Pokémon Go this summer? You may be finished with this year’s mobile gaming fad, but it’s not finished with you! Pokémon can be small and even adorable, but a pocket monster is still a monster, and you can only keep it chained for so long. Today is the day that Pikachu fights back, in a new parody video.

Via Laughing Squid, filmmaker Joe Murayama has created and starred in a new short on YouTube called Pokémon Invasion, which features everyone’s favorite electro-rat breaking free from the confines of Murayama’s phone in search of a little payback. Fortunately for Murayama, this Pikachu doesn’t have the greatest aim. But he does have at least one friend, as Charizard also makes a brief appearance to rise up against their would-be Pokémaster.

Clearly our hero here hasn’t done enough to win the loyalty of his Pokémon, and that’s coming back to bite him. However, Murayama’s character has obviously seen Pixels, and he was prepared for the inevitable day that gaming characters became real. I mean, who doesn’t have semiautomatic weapons modified to affect only video game creatures hidden around their home? That’s just smart strategy.

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Unfortunately for Murayama, Pikachu has more than one way to win this battle, and he’s gonna have to deal with a much smaller living space inside of a Pokéball. It’s a fun short, and Murayama credits his roommate “Dennis” for filming the scenes that he appeared in. Murayama has two other video game inspired shorts on his YouTube page, and both are worth checking out.

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Frozen’s Anna and Elsa and Chase from Paw Patrol support Cosmo’s charity event

Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Bumblebee from the Transformers, Paw Patrol‘s Chase and a Minion are supporting their friend Wish Bear during an event this week.


Wish Bear is the mascot for Nottinghamshire charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which makes dreams come true for children suffering from life-threatening diseases.

The popular characters will be at the COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, in Milton Street, between noon and 3pm on Tuesday as part of an afternoon of fun to celebrate the charity’s fundraising partnership with the all-you-can-eat restaurant, which serves up more than 150 dishes from 10 different countries, including Japan, China, Brazil and Italy.

There will also be a face painter as part of the fun, which has been organised to officially mark the launch of the charity and restaurant’s Family Tuesday campaign, where children under 150cm tall can dine for just £1, with every pound going towards the worthy cause.


Diners will also be able to learn more about the charity, which grants wishes for children living with a life-threatening illness across the UK.

James Brion, director of COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, says that he is delighted to be working in partnership with When You Wish Upon a Star and hopes that plenty of families come along to enjoy a meal and join in the fun.

‘Pokémon GO’ Tricks & Tips: How To Find, Catch Pikachu And Raichu

As the “Pokémon GO” phenomenon continue sweeping the globe, many still do not have a Pikachu in their Pokédex. Now, this guide will explain how to catch Pikachu as a starter Pokémon in the augmented reality game.


Pikachu can immediately be found toward at the start of the game. Upon creating an account, the Professor will request trainers to catch their first Pokémon: Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle.

To have a Pikachu starter, you simply need to ignore these three starting Pokémon at least four-five times, according to IGN. Continue doing so until the Electric-type Pikachu will show up on your mobile screen, ready for you to catch.

If you missed your chance to get a Pikachu starter, there are a couple of different approaches to track it down. Usually, Pikachu is spawned in areas that are generally considered as industrial, VG 24/7 reported. It is said that players can search for these electric-types of creatures in power plants, factories, and schools, among others.

The use of incense and lures can also boost the odds of catching Pikachu. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that Pokémon trainers should have a couple of Poke Balls prepared since it may take a couple of attempts to successfully catch the electric-type creature.

Pokémon trainers can also breed a Pikachu using an egg instead of catching one in the wild. According to the Pokemon Database, it takes around 11 egg cycles or around 2800 steps to incubate the electric mouse Pokemon. It is said that Pikachu’s red circles on its cheeks are pockets that store electricity.

Although Pikachu does not actually have a set level for evolving into its final form. The electric mouse Pokémon usually evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Raichu, which is usually found in woodlands and forests, is weak to Ground and resistant to Electric, Flying, and Steel. Raichu’s abilities include Static and Surge Surfer.

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In battle, when a Pokémon with Static ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30 percent risk that the attacking Pokémon will get to be deadened, while the Surge Surfer ability apparently doubles the speed of Raichu when the front line is under the impacts of Electric Terrain.

What’s more, Raichu also has a hidden ability – Lighting Rod. The said ability contains all single -target Electric-type moves to focus on a Pokemon with 100 percent accuracy. It is most helpful in double/triple battles.

Stay tuned for more “Pokémon GO” tips, tricks, news, and updates here.

PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall visit The Harvey Centre in Harlow

Chase and Marshall from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol made a special visit to The Harvey Centre in Harlow for the summer holiday Kids’ Club.

The heroic pups visited during story time sessions and told the children the tales of their adventures.

There was also face painting and a balloon modeller to keep everyone entertained.

The Harvey Centre’s Kids’ Club is free to join and provides families with free seasonal activities throughout the year, so it is a great way to get the kids out of the house and keep them entertained without draining your bank balance.


Pokemon Go Glitch Lets You Hold on to Gyms Indefinitely


All you need is an egg, and you’ll be able to hold on to Pokemon Go gyms until Niantic releases a fix.

Pokemon Go has seen its fair share of exploits and things that weren’t supposed to happen, and now there seems to be a new glitch that could help players hold on to gyms until Niantic releases a patch to fix it.

Players compete over gyms by tapping on their opponent’s Pokemon. Once a gym is cleared out, players can put one of their own creatures into it, making the gym their own. However, when a player puts an egg in the gym, they can hold on to the gym without worry: enemy players can’t attempt a gym takeover against an egg. You can see for yourself in the video below (via Eurogamer).

Eggs are normally used for hatching new Pokemon by walking certain distances. Because they have no stats, they can’t participate in battles, meaning players can sit on a gym indefinitely. This also means these players can take advantage of the Pokecoin system, which grants owners in-game currency every day they’re in control of the gym.

Niantic is likely to fix this glitch, as this exploit has the potential to render a core part of the game broken. We’ve contacted Niantic for comment and will update this article as we receive more information.


“Pokemon Go” Guide :Where To Find Pikachu, Gyarados, Snorlax and More

Pokemon GO” players are looking everywhere to find their favorite Pokemon. Here is a “Pokemon GO” guide that will help players find rare Pokemon like Pikachu, Gyarados, Snorlax and more.


Pokemon GO” is all about gathering items like PokeBalls and catching Pokemon. There are some maps that can help players find rare Pokemon in “Pokemon GO.” Players are using Gotta Catch ‘Em All, Pokecrew, Pokefind, etc to find the rare Pokemon. Some players have reported that these maps are helpful to find them. There is a list of places where chances of finding rare Pokemon are high.



Those who have caught or found Pikachu, they probably did so near parks or near railway tracks. The Verge contributor, Tom Warren, reported that he found Pikachu in Haven Green Park by the Ealing Broadway station, London. Warren also added a photo that shows three Pikachu in Haven Green Park. One of the readers commented that he caught Pikachu while he was travelling to his office by train.

However, it is not guaranteed that the players will definitely find Pikachu at or near these places. It could just increase your chances to find one.



Gyarados is one of the most rare Pokemon. There is no specific place to find Gyarados. However, players can obtain Gyarados by evolving Magikarp. It is not an easy task. The player will have to collect 400 Magikarp Candy. The good news is that Magikarp is everywhere. While hunting for Gyarados, players can increase the chances of evolving Magikarp Candy. So, don’t miss it.


Snorlax is among the most rare Pokemon as it does not have any specific habitat. It falls under the ‘Mythical’ category. The players who have caught Snorlax found it in random areas. The players need a bit of luck to find this Snorlax.


Magnemite can be found near power plants or industrial areas. It falls under the “Epic” category and is an Electric/Steel type Pokemon. Some players have also found Magnemite during thunderstorms. However, it is advised not to look for it in dangerous storms as it is not sure that the players will find Magnemite in those conditions.

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