|Date joined||September 2, 2011|
xaDr1v3, more commonly known as Dan, is a Pokémon Let's Player, full-time Twitch streamer, and the official "Shiny King" of the Pokémon Community. Dan has also been coach of the St. Louis Rampardos in the Global Battle Association (GBA) since season three, the United Championship League (UCL), and recently became coach of the New York Metapods in the National Pokémon Association (NPA) in its second season and in the upcoming season of the GBA. The Rampardos were runner-up in Season Four of the GBA (9-1) and became champions in Season Five (7-5).
From Danbury, Connecticut, Dan first started his Youtube channel with Call of Duty videos with the occasional personal vlog. His first Pokémon Let's Play was Pokémon Leaf Green, uploaded in April 2012. Eventually losing interest in Call of Duty, Dan turned to uploading solely Pokémon content, much of it coming direct from his Twitch streaming. Shiny hunting became Dan's signature content showcasing of his quest to catch every shiny Pokémon available through legitimate means and uploading his reactions each time he found one. He also uploaded several tutorials to aid viewers in their own shiny hunting. Dan still regularly uploads Let's Plays and has even invented a new version of the popular Nuzlocke: the Cagelocke.
Dan's latest Let's Plays are a Nuzlocke of Pokémon Melanite, a fanmade game where Dan lost his challenge previously, and an Egglocke Cagelocke of Pokémon XY with fellow Youtuber MunchingOrange. His Youtube account recently hit 260k subscribers and his Twitch account is close to 200k
Additional Information Edit
- Dan lives in Connecticut and currently is married to his wife Dani, aka aJive.
- Bug types are his favorite Pokémon type and his icons are usually those with him dressed in a typical outfit of the Bug Catcher trainer class.
- His mascot is shiny Mothim.
- The aDrive Army is the name of his follower base.
- The first shiny he every caught was a shiny Durant from Pokémon Black.
- Dan is director for Team Kaliber, a group which specializes in competitive Call of Duty gaming.
- The newest addition to Dan and Dani's family is Lillipup, or Lilli, a miniature Goldendoodle puppy.