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Update 2 (Fri 26th Jun, 2020 07:35 BST): The video has once again reached 150,000 dislikes. Here's a look:

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Update (Thu 25th Jun, 2020 17:55 BST): The number of dislikes appears to have been rolled back on the main Pokémon presentation video. At the time of the update to this story, the dislikes now total 134k but are rising again.

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At least 25k dislikes have disappeared. Below is evidence of what the dislike total looked like earlier today, courtesy of Twitter user @HxCDragonRush. As can be seen, the number of dislikes had surpassed 160,000. According to comments over on YouTube, the dislike count went well beyond this until a sizable amount went missing.


Original story (Thu 25th Jun, 2020 05:15 BST): Yesterday, The Pokémon Company revealed its brand new team-based battle game Pokémon Unite for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The game is being made in conjunction with Tencent Games' TiMiStudios and is a free-to-start experience.

If you were present at the time of the game's reveal, you'll probably already know how the announcement was received by fans, but in the age of the internet, often 'Likes' and 'Dislikes' speak louder than words. The presentation video - at the time of writing - has now surpassed 150,000 dislikes in less than a day, with the number of likes at just 70k.

A commenter by the name of finalsurvivor1 notes how this latest reveal by The Pokémon Company has managed to outdo Nintendo's E3 2015 reveal of Metroid Prime: Federation Force for the 3DS. Ouch!

Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s reveal, which was around five years ago, is the most disliked video on Nintendo’s YouTube channel, at over 90k dislikes. In less than a day, this got to 150k.

The UK version of this presentation has also accumulated more dislikes than likes, and the standalone trailer for Unite already has more than 50k dislikes. Despite this, the presentation is still one of the top trending videos on YouTube right now and has already been viewed more than two million times.

Obviously, when The Pokémon Company's president Tsunekazu Ishihara teased a 'big project' last week this is not what a lot of trainers had in mind. What was your own reaction to this announcement - did you give it the thumbs up or the thumbs down? Tell us in the comments.

[source youtu.be]