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Pacifica Tribune 01 July, 2021 - 01:00pm 37 views

When is Bidoof day?

Bidoof Day is July 1, but fortunately many of the activities, products, and events taking place will allow you to celebrate over the span of several days—even weeks! pokemon.comCelebrate Bidoof Day on July 1 with Activities, Rewards, and More

The video, billed as a “Bidoof Day announcement,” quickly devolves into an obvious homage to Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up,” with lyrics playing up Bidoof’s largely underwhelming traits and legacy as an in-game HM dump. Also, he loves you? I don’t know, there’s a lot going on here and I’m still waking up.

Listen, I’m just some old fogey. My knowledge of Pokémon memes basically starts and ends with Mudkip, a joke that’s pretty much as old as the one this song is based on. Going by the comments on the video, however, fans are having a lot of emotions about the Bidoof track, ranging from outright surprise to overjoyed celebration.

“I can’t believe this is the world that we live in right now,” one wrote shortly after the video went live.

I’m right there with you, buddy.

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The Official Pokémon YouTube channel 01 July, 2021 - 04:41pm

Pokemon GO: Which Bidoof Research Path to Choose | Game Rant

GameRant 01 July, 2021 - 04:41pm

To get right to it, the first branching path in Pokemon GO's Bidoof Day Special Research appears during Stage 2, and players must pick either "Choose Bidoof!" or "Bidoof...?" Regardless of the selection that is made, fans will receive three tasks in this Stage, and they are as follows: Catch 1 Normal-type Pokemon, Take a Snapshot of Bidoof, and Catch 5 Bidoof. Furthermore, these tasks grant identical rewards across paths except for the one that is focused on Snapshots, which awards three Pinap Berries in "Choose Bidoof" and five Razz Berries in "Bidoof...?"

The situation is similar in Stage 3 of the Bidoof Day Special Research, which requires PoGO players to select between "Nerves of Steel" and "Nests Near Water." As with the previous Stage, the tasks featured in these two options are the same, and fans can look forward to transferring 10 Pokemon, taking a Snapshot of Bidoof, and catching five Bidoof on both paths. There is a slight difference between the rewards that are granted, though, as the "Nerves of Steel" path awards 10 Super Potions and five Razz Berries, while "Nests Near Water" awards 10 Poke Balls and three Pinap Berries for the corresponding task.

To note, there is one final reward that players will receive after completing all of the Bidoof Day Special Research tasks. That reward is a Bidoof Hat in Pokemon GO, and it is awarded no matter what paths a fan chooses. As such, players that are primarily interested in this new cosmetic item can rest easy knowing that they will receive it regardless of the options that they pursue.

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Pokemon Celebrates Bidoof Day With Epic Video, Special Bidoof Promo Card 01 July, 2021 - 04:41pm

The Pokemon Company has leaned into its new corporate holiday with a video that needs to be seen to be believed. Today is Bidoof Day, a celebration of the beaver-like Pokemon popularized due to numerous memes by Pokemon fans. After releasing a Bidoof Fan Cam video and celebrating Bidoof on April 1st, The Pokemon Company decided to capitalize on Bidoof's sudden popularity with a full day-long celebration. This culminated with the release of a video (seen above) that....well, you need to watch it to believe it.

Clearly, the folks in Pokemon's marketing department are really enjoying themselves, but Bidoof Day does feature a ton of cool promo items and merchandise. Not only did The Pokemon Company collaborate with Mondo to release a Bidoof poster, they also announced a full line of Bidoof merchandise for The Pokemon Center that includes multiple t-shirts and accessories. You can even buy yourself a stuffed Bidoof hat if you want to look like the Pokemon equivalent of Davy Crockett. Pokemon Go is also hosting a Bidoof Breakout event that runs through the end of the day.

What's more - The Pokemon Company has even announced that Bidoof is getting its own promo Pokemon card. Anyone that makes a purchase of $20 or more before July 10th will get a code for a Special Delivery Bidoof card. It's a little unclear whether or not this is exclusive to Pokemon Trading Game Online or an actual physical card, but it's still amazing that Bidoof actually got a unique promo card (featuring the Pokemon literally strapped to a Charizard) to celebrate its special day.

Honestly, we don't know if there will be any actual news coming on Bidoof Day.However, Bidoof will appear in two Pokemon games over the next few months - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl comes out in November and Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be released in January 2022. Bidoof has even appeared in key art tied to the latter game, so maybe we'll see some new game footage at some point today. In the meantime, enjoy The Pokemon Company's complete embrace of Bidoof on their social media account.

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Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

SlashGear 01 July, 2021 - 04:41pm

Today Is Officially Bidoof Day, And The Pokémon Company Just Posted A Very Important Video

Nintendo Life 01 July, 2021 - 04:40pm

[Update Thu 1st Jul, 2021 15:00 BST: The Pokémon Twitter account had another Bidoof surprise for us this morning. This important YouTube announcement could change the face of Pokémon games forever.]

Finally, The Pokémon Company is giving the best lil guy in Pokémon his dues: July 1st is Bidoof Day, according to the official Pokémon Twitter account.

"Join us this Thursday for a day of Bidoofery," reads the tweet — but what exactly is "bidoofery"? We'll tell you what we've seen so far:


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July 1st is Canada Day. And Bidoof is a beaver, so I guess that's why it's also Bidoof Day

Imagine the absolute mayhem that would happen if they decided to randomly add Bidoof and Bibarel to SwordShield today.

I wish I could get that shirt, it's so ridiculous it becomes genius

Because who needs Crab Thursdays anyway! sniff sob

Here's to renaming all my captured and kept Bidoof to "Biderp" in Pokemon Go.

(Or Peanut Butter if I find a shiny male. Brownie points if you get the reference!)

Bidoof is now Canada's national Pokemon. I approve.

@Tyranexx I don’t know PB has been getting his trunks handed to him by Badoof. You might want a cooler name.

Peanut Butter!! Now we need Rusty and Badoof day

Bidoof, Bidoof, Bidoof is on fire

Happy Bidoof day then??? I wish that T shirt was on sale in the early 1990's, would love to have wore that to a rave back then

All hail our beaver overlords please spare us fragile humans

It should be Krabby day #CrabNewsThursday.

@TheAwesomeBowser We don't need no water, let that poke-y-man burn

There has been an important development:

@Ryu_Niiyama Gotta root for the underdog! Besides, I'm also a fan of the actual substance. It's so complementary.

@Tyranexx ok favorite Peanut Butter brand? This may determine if we can remain friends or not. (Kidding, mostly)

@Ryu_Niiyama Jif or Crazy Richard's if I wanna dig deep enough for the latter lol. Though I'm usually not picky about the form.

Happy Bidoof Day and Happy Canada Day!

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It’s Bidoof Day: Here’s what to expect

Polygon 01 July, 2021 - 11:21am

The Plump Mouse Pokémon gets its own special day

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Obviously, the big news here is that The Pokémon Company just Bidoof-rolled everyone with a Bidoof-themed cover of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” You can experience that in the video above.

In Pokémon Go, players are experiencing a day full of raids featuring Bidoof. The Pokémon is spawning in obscene numbers in the wild (as it has been throughout the Bidoof Breakout event in Niantic’s game) and appearing in snapshots. Players can take part in Special Research for Bidoof-themed rewards, like this swell Bidoof hat.

Pokémon enthusiasts can also enjoy Bidoof-inspired bonuses in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online and Pokémon Masters EX.

Patrons of the arts can acquire limited-edition artwork of Bidoof for their walls, thanks to Mondo. A new print featuring art of Bidoof by Nicole Gustafsson will go up for sale on July 1 at 11 a.m. CDT, and will be sold through July 5 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The print costs $50 and ships to Africa, Australia, Canada, the European Union, the Middle East, and the United States. Prints are expected to arrive in October, a fine reminder of July’s Bidoof Day.

Celebrate @Pokemon's #BidoofDay with our very own print of BIDOOF, by @NimaSprout, available in a timed edition beginning on Thursday, 7/1 at 11AM CT:

The Pokémon Center is also launching a line of Bidoof-themed items on Thursday for U.S.- and Canada-based fans. That includes new Bidoof apparel, the “comfy” Bidoof plush, and a Bidoof Zone street sign.

We’ll update this post with additional details as Bidoof Day rolls out.

Pokémon Bidoof Day: A Short History Of Bidoofery

Screen Rant 01 July, 2021 - 06:40am

It may be surprising that out of all the Pokémon to get its own official holiday, Bidoof was chosen. However, Pokémon's Bidoof Day may just be a clever, tongue-in-cheek way of bringing a new event to Pokémon GO without much effort. After all, Bidoof is an extremely common Pokémon, but it's also been prolifically featured in just about every mainline game and spin-off since its debut in Diamond and Pearl.

So far, Bidoof Day is being celebrated through increased spawn rates of Bidoof in Pokémon GO, limited-time items in the real world, and a Bidoof-themed goodies for Pokémon TCG Online. The beaver-looking creature is technically known as the "large mouse Pokémon" and was most recently featured in New Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo Switch, where players could grab a photo of Bidoofs sleeping, building dams, and even popping out the top of one of their lodges.

Of all the species that debuted in Gen. IV's Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, it's strange that Bidoof was the breakout Pokémon star. With remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, coming out later this year, it's also possible this entire holiday is just a clever way to increase hype for those games. And for fans of so-called Bidoofery, Bidoof was already shown off for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which releases in 2022.

Overall, Bidoof Day on July 1 seems like a strange but fun way to celebrate one of the franchise's most memed monsters. It may be that this is a tie-in for upcoming Pokémon titles, or it could just be a somewhat facetious way to start an official holiday around one of the series' silliest creatures. Either way, there are sure to be some great surprises throughout the day.

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