April Fools' Day 2008
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April 1, 2008 was an April Fools' Day that fell on a Tuesday.
- Bulbagarden forums changed the default font on some of the forum skins to Wingdings.
- Bulbapedia deleted its User: namespace.
- Bulbanews ran a story based on Game Freak's hoax. (see below)
Other fan sites
- PokéCommunity Forums changed every user's status to moderator.
- PKMN.NET announced a new administrator. The administrator would be the person viewing the announcement.
- The Pokémon Times changed their theme for the episode to Digimon.
- Psypoke made several edits to their website.
- Visitors either saw a dancing Psyduck-Slowpoke hybrid (named Psypoke) at the bottom of the screen, or would have a Seaking burst through the top of the page.
- The forums were completely shuffled out of order. Furthermore, the icons and descriptions did not match up with the forum listed, and clicking the link to enter a forum would send the visitor to a random forum.
- An interview with an exclusive story on a supposed Pokémon Opal version was posted to the site.
- After the interview was posted, the site instead displayed a notice of closure following a cease-and-desist notification in relation to the interview. After 15 seconds, the visitor was returned to the real main page.
- Game Freak announced it was moving to the Arctic to save the elusive snow Pikachu together with a "new" Nintendo DS game, Seasan.
- deviantART changed the avatar of all of its users to an animated Mudkip sprite.
- Feminist Gamers ran a story about police busting an illegal Pokémon fighting ring.
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