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Out of sheer ignorance, I really can't really see why something that will likely take literally less than five minutes of anybody's time is "annoying," especially since events have been a thing for more than seven years.
Probably because it has a time limit. It lasts 4 months IIRC (longer than any other Poke event), but events have always been like this as you said. Trade is always an option. I can't recall whether Griseous Orb can be traded, but if it can then I would assume Blazikenite can too.
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Because it's a time limit. If someone gets the game after January they can't get Blazikenite (Barring trades), which kind of sucks for people who wanna get everything.
I'm personally not too worried about it, I do plan to get it sometime soon after launch, and it makes sense that Torchic would be event only seeing how starters aren't found in the wild (Although it would be nice if Blazikenite was obtainable normally), but I can see why other people would be upset about it.