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Pokemon Trainers Gather In Seattle

by Karl Castaneda - April 26, 2005, 1:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

In anticipation for Pokemon Emerald, fourteen finalists will compete for supremacy.

Top Pokemon Trainers Take over Seattle's Space Needle: the Emerald City Battle Tower

14 Competitors Battle to Win Trip to Japan

REDMOND, Wash.--April 26, 2005--Fourteen finalist Pokemon(R) masters will meet on April 30 at Seattle's famous Space Needle to determine who will be crowned the "Pokemon(R) Emerald" Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain.

The United States and Canada have been divided into seven competitive Battle Frontiers for a monthlong series of knowledge tests of Pokemon characters and their abilities. Two finalists from each Battle Frontier bested more than 36,000 contest registrants during the "Pokemon Emerald" Frontier Battle Brain competition online. Entertainment industry veteran and Emerald City ambassador Grant Goodeve will host the final battle as the finalists compete to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon Park in Nagoya, Japan.

"These competitors represent the best of the millions of Pokemon fans," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The Battle in Seattle will put their skills and brains to the test and crown the 'Pokemon Emerald' Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain."

The "Pokemon Emerald" Frontier Battle Brain competition is being held in anticipation of the May 1 release of the Pokemon Emerald video game for Game Boy(R) Advance SP. More than 146,000 Pokemon fans already have placed a deposit to pre-register to buy the game. Pokemon games remain extremely popular and typically sell more than 1 million copies each. "Pokemon(R) FireRed" and "Pokemon(R) LeafGreen" were the top two selling games (respectively) for hand-helds in 2004, selling more than 2.4 million combined. "Pokemon Emerald" is rated E for Everyone. To date, more than 136 million Pokemon video games have been sold worldwide.

Talkback

3rdrocketApril 26, 2005

"These competitors represent the best of the millions of Pokemon fans," says George Harrison

Yeah right. That cant be true because I didnt enter. XD

Kamek_XMay 03, 2005

Okay I'm the best when it comes to Pokemon because I never loss to a human. Although I have lost to the very difficult CPU of Pokemon Colosseum. I noticed over the years playing pokemon that they seem to have gotten weaker. What do I mean well you know their stats seem to have gone down a bit compared to the pokemon games of the past. Example MewTwo is not as powerful as its predesessor from blue and silver. Also the abra that I caught in blue is way more powerful than the one I have in Saphire. You see I raised from an egg. Well actually it took me 69 times exactly to get the perfect abra so It can be a very powerful Alakazaam. You know It had to be the perfect combination. one with Modest personality and sychronize abilility and it had to be a male. It was pumped as well with Carbs,Calciums and Irons etc...So its special will go through the roof. So it would be one powerful Alakazaam. However it it still not as nearly as powerful from old one.That goes4all.

Salazar2May 11, 2005

I almost beat you but you quit

Kamek_XMay 11, 2005

I believe I quit because I realize you were using an Action Replay! After all weren't your stats all max at 999. I'm pretty sure that it's okay not to count that one right! Dont worry everyone loses to me!!

odifiendMay 11, 2005

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Originally posted by: Kamek_X
Okay I'm the best when it comes to Pokemon because I never loss to a human. Although I have lost to the very difficult CPU of Pokemon Colosseum. I noticed over the years playing pokemon that they seem to have gotten weaker. What do I mean well you know their stats seem to have gone down a bit compared to the pokemon games of the past. Example MewTwo is not as powerful as its predesessor from blue and silver. Also the abra that I caught in blue is way more powerful than the one I have in Saphire. You see I raised from an egg. Well actually it took me 69 times exactly to get the perfect abra so It can be a very powerful Alakazaam. You know It had to be the perfect combination. one with Modest personality and sychronize abilility and it had to be a male. It was pumped as well with Carbs,Calciums and Irons etc...So its special will go through the roof. So it would be one powerful Alakazaam. However it it still not as nearly as powerful from old one.That goes4all.


Yeah, that is because in the old game the stat special was an all purpose stat which covered both special attack and special defense. Special was split up for a more balanced, logical and enjoyable game. I refused to buy fire red or leaf green so I can't validate the weaker mewtwo observation, but I really don't know why that would be.

Kamek_XMay 12, 2005

I do know that the special stat was split after the debut of gold/silver, However it was also possible to port your old pokemon from Red/Blue to the newer gold/silver at the time. Thus splitting the stat special into sp attack and sp defense as oppose to having them rolled into one like the original. So what I'm saying is old favorites like Alakazaam which originally came from Red/Blue had some impressive stats. However it is not possible to trade your old ones to the new pokemon games of now, like Saphire/Ruby and so on. Instead were forced to start from scratch on old favorites such as my beloved Alakazaam. Only they dont seem to have their stats as good as the old ones. So after many fail results of raising them. I finally got some good stats which are acceptable but nowhere near the stats of my old ones from gold/silver which originally came from Red/Blue. I would like to say that you really shouldnt pass up FireRed and LeafGreen. They are definitely worth checking out and you only really need just one! Who knows perhaps we'll battle online someday!

odifiendMay 12, 2005

Ok I see. Well I will likely buy a DS for Pearl and Onyx. It is just the principle of Fire and Leaf that pissed me off. Nintendo always milks the Pokemon- two versions are automatically released, which play indentically. Then let us not forget the special edition that improves so much on the two 'pilot' ones. But that I can live with.
But when after 6 games, there comes a new generation and the old games are incompatible with the new, i get kinda ticked. And then to add insult to injury they fix it by 'giving' us the opportunity to get your old pokemon back, by purchasing the updated versions of the two original games.

Salazar2May 12, 2005

hey how about a remach kamek_x then we'll see who looses now.

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