May has been a big month of developments for the Pixelmon ecosystem. There has been significant progress on the product side and game development, including the awaited launch of our Evolution 2 Pixelmon. Let's dive into the updates and highlights from this month!
Our product team has been hard at work on various fronts to enhance the game’s user experience and expand the products within our ecosystem. Here are the key updates:
One of the major highlights of May was the launch of Pixelmon Evolution 2 (E2) on May 1st. This significant update brought a new element of growth to the Pixelmon ecosystem through the Serum Burn process. Here's what you need to know:
The Serum Burn process allows Pixelmon Genesis NFT holders to evolve their assets into E2 Pixelmons. This evolution brings Pixelmons to life with unique animated art and offers a range of perks, including licensing revenue, chances to win E3 serums, and L2 copies of the NFTs for in-game use, among other unannounced rewards.
The community has responded positively to the E2 launch, with several notable evolutions capturing attention. Notably, @SolHazmuut's tweet showcased appreciation for the E2 Pixelmons, particularly highlighting the design of CherryBomb, which is now their favourite
non-dragon evolution. Additionally, @killjoynfts achieved an exciting milestone
by evolving his Grailon into a Grailshield, demonstrating the active participation and impact of community members in the evolution process.
Beyond the community, Pixelmon's evolution has garnered recognition in the broader Web3 space. @Mintify highlighted our journey and acknowledged our resurgence following a 60% acquisition by @Liquidxstudio and the release of their Strategy White Paper, readable here.
Notable milestones and statistics reveal the enthusiasm within the community. The most evolved Pixelmons currently are Borg and Berg, with 37 evolutions each. Slyth follows closely with 34 evolutions. These evolutions amount to over 30% of the Serum distributed supply being burnt, demonstrating the engagement and commitment from our holders.
To evolve your Pixelmon, you can head over to our Twitter thread on How to Evolve Your Pixelmon!, or read our Pixelmon Evolution benefits article and Evolution FAQ for more information.
The development of Full-Body Trainers has been progressing steadily. The team is dedicated to delivering the best possible Full-Body Trainers, which involves creating animated backgrounds for each one. This meticulous task has been more time-intensive than expected. However, the higher rarities have been completed, and the team is pushing forward to finish the rest in the coming weeks.
A Trainer Burn event occurred on May 15th, 2023, which burned all the unclaimed trainers. A total of 30220 trainers were burned, leaving the current total supply of Trainers at 7,000.
On the internal game development front, the Pixelmon team has been dedicated to enhancing various aspects of the open world game. Here's a summary of the key developments:
Our Arena Brawler game is now in early access for closed alpha testing, and we're excited to share the latest developments. You can find videos of the game on our Twitter or within our Discord. Here's a recap of the progress made in programming and designing:
We're dedicated to refining the gameplay experience based on user feedback during the closed alpha testing phase. Stay tuned for more updates as we progress towards the full release of our Arena Brawler game!
Pixelmon has partnered with Spirit DAO to bring their comic characters into the Pixelmon game. Spirit DAO's IP will be integrated into our upcoming open-world RPG, offering players unique experiences. The partnership includes rendering Spirit DAO's comic characters in 3D, allowing players to use them as exclusive Trainers to catch and fight alongside their Pixelmon. Additionally, Spirit DAO's famous Wukong Beanz IP will come to life as a fully animated and ultra-rare Pixelmon creature that players can discover and battle in-game.
To unlock these exclusive benefits, players will need to hold a Pixelmon NFT along with a SpiritDAO comic, Azuki, or a Beanz asset. The Pixelmon x Spirit DAO partnership brings the world of comics and gaming together, offering holders a mix of storytelling and gameplay.
For more information, check out this Tweet announcing the partnership.
Following the successful launch of Pixelmon Evolution 2, we are excited to bring you the 3rd evolution in the coming months. We’re also looking forward to the community's response to our new art and other developments in our ecosystem.
The overwhelming demand for our debut merch, the Nom Nom Plushie, has inspired us to explore additional character options for future releases and hopefully this is something we can begin sharing with everyone soon. As we continue to prioritise game development, both in our Hunting Grounds and Arena games, we remain dedicated to providing an exceptional gaming experience.
In the meantime, we encourage all Pixelmon holders to explore the E2 evolution process. For more information and the latest updates, subscribe to our newsletter on the Pixelmon Website and follow us on Discord and Twitter.