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News in the PokĂ©mon World.
Yesterday, Professor Rowan, Sinnohâ€™s leading PokĂ©mon researcher, confirmed that Togepi and its evolutions have now been officially placed on the worldâ€™s growing endangered emergency list. He noted that the alarming decline in the already space population was an immediate â€śred flagâ€ť. Rowan has assured that an extensive study is currently being conducted, and that its focus is primarily on indentifying and remedying the problem. â€śWe already have many leads, and now each must carefully be explored before coming to any conclusions,â€ť he stated, and made it clear any questions about the reportâ€™s content would not be answered. â€śItâ€™s too early to give a proper reply.â€ť
â€śThis news comes to no surprise.â€ť Kay Manning, a retired researcher for the Endangered PokĂ©mon Protection Bureau, told reporters just hours ago. The EPPB is private organization advocating the conservation of endangered PokĂ©mon, and operates almost worldwide. â€śThe Togepi line has had an open file since our foundation almost two decades ago,â€ť she claimed. â€śWeâ€™ve complied our own report back in mid 2007, and we found that the potential for a distressing drop in population was high,â€ť Manning added, referencing the rise in organized crime and crash in overall civil happiness. â€śThe Togekiss in particular, are very sensitive to strife. There has been nothing short of an explosion of trouble since the late nineties in almost all regions. Logic would have it that this would impact them [the Togekiss] in a negative way.â€ť
The EPPBâ€™s report was released just after the height of Galactic activity in Sinnoh. Galactic was an extremist syndicate aiming for world destruction, but masqueraded as seekers of alternate energies. It has been discovered that this group was behind the Valour Lake explosion, the rash of PokĂ©mon thefts in Eterna and the Valley Windworks crisis, all of which took place in 2006 and 2007. To this day, Galactic’sÂ creator Cyrus still remains free, which is a source of anxiety for many. â€śWe arenâ€™t really safe with him still out there. Who knows what he might be up to?â€ť a Sandgem citizen expressed his concern to our reporter. â€śItâ€™s scary!â€ť
In response to yesterdayâ€™s news, the Sinnoh government plans to launch a small wave of awareness ads addressing the issue. According to the Minister of PokĂ©mon Affairs, the campaign, although featuring Togekiss in particular, will also include many of the regionsâ€™ other endangered PokĂ©mon. â€śWe hope that this will help our population become more contentious,â€ť he said, adding that the expected launch date is the first of next month. Â â€śWe are expecting to begin the first wave right on October first.â€ť
Although a poll has not yet been conducted, the majority of the citizens we have interviewed appear to be in favour of the campaign. â€śItâ€™s a great thing!â€ť a woman in Veilstone exclaimed. â€śIf weâ€™re aware of the issue and things we can do about it, itâ€™ll make it easier for us to help. I really do hope it focuses on the solutions, how the common person can contributeâ€ť, she added with a nod. However, there are some that are wondering why it has taken the government so long to act. â€śWeâ€™ve had endangered PokĂ©mon living in our region for eons. Does it really take a crisis to stimulate action?â€ť Vivian Wymond, an Eterna school teacher stated. â€śThis is the reason why things get so bad in the first place! Crazy isnâ€™t it?â€ť
For some experts, however, the Togekiss situation isnâ€™t all bad. Norbert Poe, known as one of Fioreâ€™s highest ranking PokĂ©mon researchers, suggests that not enough attention is given to recent breakthroughs. â€śVery few bring up the improvements achieved with this particular species and its evolutionary family. Take for instance, Almia. The sudden appearance of Togekiss following Dim Sunâ€™s elimination was barely mentioned in international news.â€ť He wrote us earlier today, but was not able to make an interview. Poeâ€™s letter did state that the current situation was â€śnot to be taken lightlyâ€ť and that he â€śis not trying to downplay the problemâ€ť but that â€śthe progress made [with the Togekiss] cannot continue be ignoredâ€ť.
We will continue to update as the story unfolds. Stay tuned for further developments!