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 "The Rambling Gaming Dude": Slowflake's Youtube Channel tagline

Slowflake is a French Canadian Let's Player and blogger who specializes in Pokémon as well as various platform games as a sort of B-Side to the A-side of Pokémon. However, he has now put his Pokémon LPs on halt until the release of Black 2 and White 2. His style is fairly minimalistic, with few special effects and minimum cutting time as well, preferring to show almost everything that happens during a playthrough (although there are some exceptions within his Pokémon LPs). He started out with Pokémon Red in October 2008 and has since gone on to do one game per generation: Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, opting for the third release of each generation; Yellow is the notable exception from this rule, along with Soul Silver, which is a remake instead. Also, because of the major differences between Pokémon Black and White and their sequels, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Slowflake has stated that he will be playing White version in addition to Black 2 or White 2. It could be said that his Pokémon LPs are among the best on YouTube, as he is very thorough, and his Pokémon are normally quite overleveled by the end of the LP (Soul Silver being an exception).

Before starting LPs, Slowflake would offer text-based rants and various paragraphs upon the Pokémon metagame, the core of his thoughts when LPing. This has led to one of his best traits as an LPer: he always has something to say. Even when in the bowels of the Rock Tunnel in Pokémon Red, he had something to say. This helps make the more mundane parts of a game much more entertaining to watch without having to be cut out at all. His style also sees him going into full-blown rants (with occasional Angrish, when things don't go his way, these being much more prominent in his platform LPs).

Currently with over 9,000 subscribers, Slowflake has had to implement rules within comments, trying to phone out comments that he does not appreciate, such as those claiming first as well as other annoying traits that can be done. He is also a fan of The Speed Gamers and will often promote their marathons during his videos.


A list of games Slowflake has done and will do in the future:

Ongoing LPs:

Completed LPs:

Upcoming LPs:


His Let's Plays and other videos provide examples of:

  • Angrish: Sonic 3D Blast really seemed to frustrate him with its camera angles. Or when his Lugia went down to a Charizard. Unless you already saw it.
  • April Fools' Day: His first joke had him do part 83 of Pokemon Red entirely in French.
    • He also did a single-episode Hello Kitty Happy Party Pals LP, and changed his channel to Hello Kitty colors to match it.
      • His third, in 2011, had him playing Pokémon Fire Red, in which he puts himself in a 'Zardtard's' shoes.
        • For his fourth, he tried out Superman 64.
  • Internet Counterattack: Both him and his fanbase have very little tolerance towards "Chuggaa zombies", the more obnoxious fans of Chuggaaconroy[1]. One post from one of these typically receives a great amount of backlash, ending up in the "zombie" being banned from his channel.
  • Level Grinding: In the Pokemon LPs. However, he never does it on purpose: it's just a result of him playing through the game without skipping any battles, and keeping the number of Pokémon he actually uses for battling to a minimum.
  • Metagame: He usually talks about Smogon, the almighty authority on the Pokemon metagame.
  • Mighty Glacier: In his Platinum LP, he states that he prefers tank characters in gaming.
  • Oh Crap: Slowflake himself had one of these near the end of part 13 of Pokémon Platinum. He forgot to heal after his fight against Mars and very nearly lost his Grotle to an opposing trainer's Ponyta.
    • This happened again after he battled Jupiter, when a trainer's Staravia used Endeavor on Grotle, bringing its health down to red.
  • Running Gag: "His fire monkey's dead!" whenever he beats Barry's Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape in Pokémon Platinum.
    • He also always names himself JEFF in all the Pokémon games he's played, despite the fact that his real name is not Jeff.
      • "Technology is incredible!"
  • Shout-Out: To The Speed Gamers, other LPers, and This Very Wiki on one occasion.
  • Surprisingly Good English: French is his first language, but he doesn't really make any slips, apart from a few mispronunciations. And he's gotten better as he's done more LPs (something that he took note of in the beginning of a later LP).

Notes

  1. Slowflake has nothing against Chuggaa (he even outright stated that he's a fan of his LPs) or his fanbase in general
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