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Boney
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(01-21-2013, 09:02 PM)
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Woop woop

Fire Blast me if old

Originally Posted by Keropon

Guys, this is my first time posting in this thread. I would do a new Thread for it (since I'm very proud and the announcements were pretty cool) but obviously, I can't.

Yesterday in Chile we celebrated a HUGE pokémon-only, fan-created, "nintendo-supported" event. The Pokémon Day Chile 2013. It was amazing.
(Why is Nintendo in-between quotes? because it was supported by the main distributor of Nintendo in the Country)

With more than 2000 people assisting the event, it was the biggest pokémon event in SouthAmerica, with LOADS of cosplay, a huge show of community projects, a lot of pokémon shops and the biggest fan-made pokémon tournament in Chile, with more than 250 participants. And a TCG tournament with 54 people.

The distributor even brought TWO Official Nintendo CTR-streaming thingies (to show 3DSs in televisions/big screens) for the B2W2 tournament. Don't forget this is a fan-made event!

We had a flashmob doing the "mite mite ☆ kochichi", I haven't found the official video for it so I'll post it later. Also, make sure to watch the cosplays!







You can find more photos in the different galleries the assistants have been uploading at the Event's fb page. Will delete if it's too annoying.

I know you are thinking now: "I'm not interested, this was in Chile, not my own country after all"

But then again, there were three pretty interesting announcements by Nintendo for you guys, the first two are dated for March, near of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity release date.
  • A physical distribution Meloetta Event was announced for two local VG Shops. (this means most likely GameStop will have its own distribution event in March, too. Since every event from GS has been applied here in those two local VG Shops.)
  • The Special Edition Pikachu 3DSXL was announced and the pre-order is now available here. (Protip: Chile uses the same 3DS system as the US. So this is an American Pikachu 3DSXL. There likely will be an announcement soon about this in the US)
  • A "Pokémon South American Challenge" was announced for next year. Meaning this will be the first fan-made, physical cross-country pokémon championship in South America.

Great, isn't it? I'm seriously grateful to the people that made this event possible. I seriously was on the verge of tears, since it was so amazing (and they showed a video from the first generations of games until today at the opening ceremony).
I'm so proud of being able to participate on it. (Think about it, we in Chile didn't have ANY kind of support nor interest by Nintendo for this kind of stuff until this).

Sorry if my English is kinda choppy!

Camp Lo
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(01-21-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Damn that 3DS looks really good.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(01-21-2013, 09:04 PM)
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And I literally just bought a blue xl...
Busaiku
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(01-21-2013, 09:05 PM)
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I WILL GET IT
Odrion
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(01-21-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Finally a transparent Nintendo handheld.
EuropeOG
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(01-21-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boney

http://i.imgur.com/7S17g97.jpg

"I'm a heartbreaker... My name... Charles. I wanted to get the attention of a girl I like, so I learned a new style of Pokémon battling. Its name... Rotation Battle! Want to learn about it?"
Andrefpvs
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(01-21-2013, 09:07 PM)
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Finally, Meloetta <3
RazorbackDB
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(01-21-2013, 09:07 PM)
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i'am chilean and i had no idea about this :S
Boney
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(01-21-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by RazorbackDB

i'am chilean and i had no idea about this :S

me either, bummer though because it looked kinda fun
Beelzebub
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(01-21-2013, 09:08 PM)
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I want the Charizard one :(


Tenki
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(01-21-2013, 09:08 PM)
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I have a Pikachu 3DS XL. It's pretty cool.
fernoca
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(01-21-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Fuck, that 3DS will me mine no matter what if it's out in the US! :O!!
Andrefpvs
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(01-21-2013, 09:09 PM)
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The only reason I don't want a Pikachu 3DS (and this may sound stupid), is because the cameras make it look like Pikachu has nipples :\



I'm down for that Charizard one though.
javac
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(01-21-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Full white 3DS XL is still the best one!

Because I have one
73V3N
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(01-21-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Awesome news!


but i already have a 3DS :(
bernardobri
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(01-21-2013, 09:11 PM)
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So wait, will Meloetta be distributed in local game shops here in Chile? That's very cool, actually. Which stores are going to do it?
Enzon
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(01-21-2013, 09:11 PM)
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I'm chilean and it was a really big event considering we don't even exist for Nintendo, it was really promoted in Twitter too. It was a really good iniciative and i hope they make it next year again with pokemon X and Y, then i'll go.
Cramoss
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(01-21-2013, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by RazorbackDB

i'am chilean and i had no idea about this :S

:lol same here
TrickRoom
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(01-21-2013, 09:14 PM)
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They also have Pokemon Day in some parts of Europe, don't they?
RazorbackDB
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(01-21-2013, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boney

me either, bummer though because it looked kinda fun

guess it was advertised on facebook and pokemon fan pages, i live pretty far from santiago anyway but still is cool to know we have these events in chile.
MYE
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(01-21-2013, 09:15 PM)
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US version

zroid
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(01-21-2013, 09:16 PM)
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that sounds really cool!

and thanks for the heads up about the Pikachu XL and Meloetta, weeee

Originally Posted by MYE

US version

They're not angry enough
MarkusRJR
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(01-21-2013, 09:17 PM)
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I've never understood why the DS/3DS LE designs are always upside down. You'd only ever see the design correctly when the machine is closed and whenever you use the machine it looks really weird.
Oxn
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(01-21-2013, 09:17 PM)
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Gahhh the system looks really nice but how can u rock a pickachu 3ds outside.
Pikma
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(01-21-2013, 09:18 PM)
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Triple dip triple dip triple dip, Don't care, I want it so baaad, this is bigger news than PXZ localization for me, I want that XL, really, seriously, and if they bring the Charizard one, I don't give two #$%$, I'm quadruple dipping, if only there was a way to get a JP one. :(
Tenki
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(01-21-2013, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

US version

More like this:

MYE
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(01-21-2013, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oxn

Gahhh the system looks really nice but how can u rock a pickachu 3ds outside.

With a Pikachu hat

Erv
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(01-21-2013, 09:21 PM)
I wish I could like that 3ds but there's something about it that makes it kind of ugly to me. Maybe because it's not completely yellow
Goli
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(01-21-2013, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by bernardobri

So wait, will Meloetta be distributed in local game shops here in Chile? That's very cool, actually. Which stores are going to do it?

Microplay and Zmart I think i.e. the worst ones.
The Lamp
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(01-21-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Pikachu one is too obnoxious.
The Charizard one is just right. Subtle but stylish.
Syril
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(01-21-2013, 09:25 PM)
Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.
zroid
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(01-21-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Syril

Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.

It's a retailer-driven promotion to get you to come to the stores. Most of the events are done over Wi-fi nowadays, but they still have the in-store ones on occasion.
bernardobri
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(01-21-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Syril

Wait wait wait wait wait. Now, I've been out of the loop regarding Pokemon for a very long time (like stopping at Red/Blue then getting Black/White 2 recently), but this Meloetta thing is something you have to go to a store for? What's the point of this Mystery Gift option in the menu then? It looks like it was designed for exactly this kind of thing.

There's a mixture of them. Some are over wifi, others are physical.

Originally Posted by Goli

Microplay and Zmart I think i.e. the worst ones.

Thanks!
MYE
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(01-21-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Are the first and last girls twins?

hngh
fernoca
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(01-21-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

http://i.imgur.com/7S17g97.jpg

Are the first and last girls twins?

hngh

Pikachu-girl looks bored. :p
Riposte
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(01-21-2013, 09:31 PM)
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I love Chile.
SmithnCo
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(01-21-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrefpvs

The only reason I don't want a Pikachu 3DS (and this may sound stupid), is because the cameras make it look like Pikachu has nipples :\

Yeah, can't unsee Pikanipples. Would be better if it was just his face too I think. Charizard looks nice.
DR2K
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(01-21-2013, 09:33 PM)
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Sweet I'll hold off a buy until that releases.
Drago
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(01-21-2013, 09:34 PM)
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So the Pikachu XL is coming to NA?

Meh. I think it looks incredibly tacky. Call me when that Charizard one or pure White comes out. :/
Qurupeke
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(01-21-2013, 09:36 PM)
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Meloetta, finally!
Cheska
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(01-21-2013, 09:37 PM)
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This is great freakin news but now I'm conflicted!! Do I get the Fire Emblem bundle or wait for this? :O
Smiles and Cries
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(01-21-2013, 09:39 PM)
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I'll wait for the Chespin one

brown and green bitches
-Mikey-
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(01-21-2013, 09:40 PM)
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I keep holding off on buying a 3ds / xl because they decide months down the road that these limited systems will come stateside. I'll grab this one only because I don't expect the Charizard system to be released here.
Salaadin
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(01-21-2013, 09:42 PM)
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I want that 3DSXL. Nintendo, Why do you do cool things like this when I already own a 3DS?
evanmisha
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(01-21-2013, 09:46 PM)
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Was waiting for either this, an all-white 3DS XL, or an all-black 3DS XL.

Looks like I'm finally retiring my DS Lite.
YoungBlade
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(01-21-2013, 09:48 PM)
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Guys what the fuck do I do.

I might buy a 3DS but I don't know what the fuck to chose-

Fire Emblem-themed 3DS, Blue 3DS XL, or this :C

wtf Nintendo y u do this.
Jackano
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(01-21-2013, 09:49 PM)
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AWESOME event, indeed! :p

Who is supposed to be the first pic character?
chrono01
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(01-21-2013, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheska

This is great freakin news but now I'm conflicted!! Do I get the Fire Emblem bundle or wait for this? :O

It's kind of a toss-up. The Fire Emblem looks sexier, in my personal opinion, but is a 3DS model. The Pikachu Edition, however, is a 3DSXL [it improves on the original 3DS in every conceivable way, if you can handle the increased size] but doesn't look as nice as the FE 3DS [again, in my opinion].

Since I already own a launch Aque Blue 3DS I'll be passing on the Fire Emblem 3DS and purchasing the Pikachu 3DSXL instead.
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(01-21-2013, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jackano

AWESOME event, indeed! :p

Who is supposed to be the first pic character?

Misty from Gold/Silver Remake.


I have to resist to be hyped since I need to see US confirmation first. :D
Smiles and Cries
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(01-21-2013, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrefpvs

The only reason I don't want a Pikachu 3DS (and this may sound stupid), is because the cameras make it look like Pikachu has nipples :\



I'm down for that Charizard one though.

I bet you can find some yellow dot sticker to cover up the useless 3DS cameras it would look decent

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