Sabotages and Clues
And so the second series draws to a close. Girafarig was the PokeMole, but what exactly did he get up to? And how could you have spotted it? In this episode weâ€™ll reveal the winner of PokeMole 2 (who spotted it first), as well as all the sabotages, all the clues and a little bonus information. Woo yay.
- The series had actually been finished by August.
- The contestants were originally going to take part in a challenge that took up 2 days, but the challenge was scrapped during writing.
- 5 trainers were named after Admins and Global Mods.
- The series took more than a month to fully plan, and around 3 weeks to write.
- I suffered writers block 3 times during the writing of it.
- At least three versions of â€œThe Secret Challengeâ€ were chosen before I introduced the tubes. They included reaching the top of Pokemon Tower and seeing if contestants stopped to help someone hurt by the roadside.
- The challenges submitted by members that I picked had been submitted by max_durston, PrimeCupEevee and Simon Togetic (Thanks!).
Challenge 3: Girafarig got its shadow incorrect, and tried to make out it was tricked through sabotage.
Challenge 4: Girafarig doesnâ€™t contribute to the guesses.
Challenge 6: Girafarig made no contribution whatsoever towards the answers.
Challenge 8: Girafarig got its attack wrong.
Challenge 9: Girafarig made three attempts to lose money. Failed sabotage.
Challenge 13: Girafarig had previously punctured the tires (somebody had to :P).
Challenge 15: Not only did Girafarig fail to use an attack that matched the contest type, it once stopped the crowd from becoming excited.
Challenge 16: Girafarig lost on purpose.
Challenge 17: Girafarig purposely opened its tube to widen the chance of losing.
- â€œGirafarigâ€ is a palindrome â€“ a special type of anagram. Challenge 5 was all about anagrams.
- â€œGirafarig: I canâ€™t believe Houndour got such an easy question wrong. I knew the answer straight away. Thanks a lot, Houndour.â€
Girafarig said the above in its diary in Episode 7, regarding Houndourâ€™s failure to get an easy question wrong. Being the PokeMole, Girafarig was obviously pleased someone else was helping to muck the challenge up.
- In the same episode, in Challenge 20, all the questions somehow involved Girafarig.
- In the battle in Episode 7, Girafarig used Calm Mind. This was the attack it got wrong in the Attacks game, Episode 3.
- Quote from Episode 8:
â€œGirafarig: Iâ€™m glad itâ€™s finally over. I can concentrate on winning the final quiz. I guess the whole series has been tough, since the best strategy I can think of would be playing the PokéMole, and Iâ€™ve been playing the PokéMole since Day One.â€
I donâ€™t really see how I could make it any easier.
- Quote from Meet the Contestants:
â€œ9 New Contestants and (not forgetting) 1 New PokéMole. Poochyena, Gligar, Breloom, Girafarig, Surskit, Vibrava, Magnemite, Jynx, Heracross and Houndour.â€
The order of the contestants was exactly the same when their individual profiles were given just below; except for two contestants who had switched around: Houndour and... Girafarig.
- Check "Meet the Contestants". Girafarig had the same trainer as Staryu had in Series 1, Staryu being the PokeMole of Series 1.
- Quote from Episode 6 regarding â€œThe Secret Challenge:â€
"Girafarig: Yes, I did open it once, but it wasnâ€™t exposed or anythingâ€¦â€
By using the unusual term â€œexposed,â€ Girafarig showed that it knew the tube contained light sensitive paper.
- Quote from Meet the Contestants:
"Are You The PokéMole? Of course I am."
As you can see, Girafarig was never in denial that he was the PokeMole.
1st: Irrevilent (Episode 1)
2nd: Harbour231 (Episode 1)
Yup. Philâ€™s done it again (and this time I couldnâ€™t even record it as Episode 2). I swore, I scowled, but I admit defeat. Phil still won (slightly more spectacularly than last time â€“ a 7 hour gap between 1st and 2nd), making Phil the Champion of PokeMole for the second time running! Iâ€™d say Iâ€™d was pleased for him, but Iâ€™d be lying.
Note that although other people submitted Girafarig as well, reasons such as "it just sounds suspicious" are not adequate.
A PokeMole 3?
I wasnâ€™t sure if Iâ€™d do one, but now Philâ€™s won again, I can say that there will definitely be a third series. It will probably be on your screens around Summer 2005. My aims will be simple: Give each contestant itâ€™s own personality (theyâ€™re like robots at the moment) and beat Phil.
Thanks for playing!