Nintendo World Store - Official Pokemon Tournament

Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by mtjimmer, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    Front page of Nintendo World Store

    They're hosting an event this Sunday, February 3rd.
    Registration starts at 11:30am.
    Play starts at 2pm.
  2. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    Isnt that bad planning? Seeing as the Pokemon TCG Prereleases are going to be going on the same day?

    Just Wondering,
  3. scotty1993

    scotty1993 New Member

    do you have to be in nyc
  4. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    As I was explaining to another webmaster last night, the different parts of Pokemon are like different companies.
    They each do their own thing, to a certain extent.
  5. pikachual

    pikachual New Member

    I think this is only a small event of 32 players....I went to the store to sign up today and they told me the cut off was 32 players. You should call before traveling far, but then again they might open up the list to more players. Just an FYI.
  6. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    ugggh *flys to NYC* //wishes
    Do it in December when I am there people!
  7. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Having a Pokemon tournament that day is very bad planning, considering the Super Bowl is that day (and the Giants are from NY), not to mention the prereleases. Either way, I wish I lived in NYC now so I could go >.>
  8. KingOfKings715

    KingOfKings715 New Member

    oh wow, horrible decision. Same day as the super bowl :-/ And the Giants are in it this year facing probably one of if that the best team in history. I would go any other time, but super bowl>pokemon
  9. Shellshock929

    Shellshock929 <a href="

    This is stupid for Nintendo World's part. I have a Prerelease that day, then Super Bowl afterwards. If they held it around next week or so, I'd go.
  10. Maguschild

    Maguschild New Member

    If you ask me, it should be an online tourney. Maybe one day there will be? Though I suppose it'd be pretty hard to give out prizes...
  11. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    It should be online because its in NY and it inconvenience's a lot of people that don't live there.
  12. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    So, did anyone actually go?
  13. MegaVelocibot

    MegaVelocibot <a href="

    Heading in today.

    EDIT: And back. The rules of the tournament were horrible. Didn't get there soon enough to register. More details in a few.

    EDIT AGAIN: Okay, here are the rules as I remember them. There was a paper, but I handed it off to someone who was in the tourney:

    No hold items. (...)
    No shiny Pokemon. (Real fair to the competitive chainers.)
    No duplicate Pokemon.
    No Action Replayed or Gamesharked Pokemon. (Didn't stick around to see the checks.)
    No Pokemon with a stat value of over 300 in more than one stat, excluding HP. (...)
    Banned Pokemon: All known legendary Pokemon (there was a list), but I believe they did mention Arceus, Darkrai, and Shaymin by name. Forgot if Manaphy was banned, probably was, not sure about Phione. Wobbuffet and Wynaut were NOT banned.

    Tournament was conducted 1v1 style, just on the DSes, not through PBR, or at least the first round was. 32 person tournament, all rounds except for the final were three Pokemon per trainer, and 6 Pokemon per trainer in the last round.

    EDIT ONCE MORE: Oh. And you could use any Pokemon from level 1 to 100. :p
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  14. Maguschild

    Maguschild New Member

    How do they check to see pokemon aren't hacked?
  15. MegaVelocibot

    MegaVelocibot <a href="

    No idea. I didn't stick around to see the checks.
  16. charmander rox

    charmander rox New Member

    Those rules are just... -_-
  17. MegaVelocibot

    MegaVelocibot <a href="

    I KNOW! Aren't they GREAT? :biggrin:
  18. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Those rules are just horrible, lol. Don't blame you for leaving.
  19. Maguschild

    Maguschild New Member

    Even legal shinings were banned -.-;; how retarded.
  20. Pablo

    Pablo New Member

    I LOLed. Why does Nintendo neglect to impose even LOGICAL rules?

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