Hello, and welcome to The Sunset. My name is Nathan and I’ll be going over a feature story that I find interesting and give my thoughts on it.
Except, actually, no, I’m not going to talk about a feature story today. All of the news has been too depressing. Instead, I’m going to tell you about something I did.
On Sunday, Pokémon GO had one of its monthly Community Day events, where a certain Pokémon is featured and spawns way more frequently from 11 AM to 5 PM that day. This month, Sandshrew was featured, both the Kantonian form and the Alolan form of the Pokémon. Sandshrew is a cute little armadillo, or pangolin-looking thing. It’s yellow with blue eyes and has a brick-like pattern on its shell and has these sharp little claws. Alolan Sandshrew are white instead of yellow, with a bulkier head, so it looks more like an igloo.
I went on a walk around where I live, looking for shiny Sandshrew. Shiny Pokémon are rare variants that are a different color than normal; for Sandshrew, it’s a light green instead of yellow, while Alolan Sandshrew have a dark blue torso and muzzle instead of an off-white one. I got lucky and caught one of each! It was a really nice day. It was a bit chilly for March, and there were lots of dead leaves under bare trees, but there were no clouds and the sun was really bright, so it was still a really nice day for a walk. Weirdly, though, a drop of water hit my head at one point, and I wasn’t under anything. I think a bird peed on me or something…
I forgot to evolve my Sandshrew during the event, so I missed out on them learning some special moves exclusive to it. When you evolve a Pokémon, it becomes a new, stronger Pokémon. Sandshrew becomes Sandslash, a bigger Pokémon that’s spikey with way longer claws. I still think they’re cute, though. I also forgot to name them, so I’ll still need to come up with those. But I’m still glad I went on a walk that day. It felt nice.
I hope you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for listening to 92.1 The Frog.