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(AZCentral)   There's one group of people that refuse to boycott Arizona: Pokemon players   (azcentral.com) divider line
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2010-05-23 11:25:53 AM  
"Arizona is apparently a hotbed of Pokémon talent.

Last year, two Arizona State University students took first and second places at the U.S. National Video Game Championships and won trips to the world championship in San Diego."


Seriously, grow up and play some Magic: The Gathering.
 
2010-05-23 11:32:55 AM  
My real pet could beat your virtual pet any day.
 
2010-05-23 11:55:58 AM  
Duh. Moltres' are indigenous to Arizona.

/throws a rock
//Moltres dies
 
2010-05-23 11:57:17 AM  
dumfukachu i choose you!
 
2010-05-23 11:58:07 AM  
I try to show my charizard to Arizonan schoolkids at every opportunity.

You think you'll break into the big leagues with your pathetic Skunktank.

Welcome to the sexual offender list, you farking pervert.
 
2010-05-23 11:59:38 AM  
Arizona residents aren't boycotting an Arizona event. Wow, subby.
 
2010-05-23 12:00:40 PM  
Funk_Brothers

They're talking about the video game, not the TCG.

/Prefers the TCG to competitive battling
//Runs a Gliscor lv. X deck.
 
2010-05-23 12:07:57 PM  

Tymast: dumfukachu i choose you!


Wetback, I choose you!

/Window seat.
 
2010-05-23 12:09:11 PM  
That's because, much like Pokemon players, Arizonians gotta catch 'em all.
 
2010-05-23 12:09:29 PM  
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obligitory

/hotlinked
 
2010-05-23 12:10:34 PM  
Pokemon are asian, and asian isnt american, which means they're foreign, and everyone knows what that means...
 
2010-05-23 12:12:36 PM  

birdboy2000: Funk_Brothers

They're talking about the video game, not the TCG.

/Prefers the TCG to competitive battling
//Runs a Gliscor lv. X deck.


Ha, I remember the good ol' days back when Gym Challenge was just coming out. I had a biatchin' speed Fighting/Lightning deck. Lots of Electrabuzz, Machop, Ratata, And other small pokemon with one energy - 20 damage moves. Only heavy hitter I ever needed in that deck was my Dugtrio, but it was usually faster to use Gust of Wind and bring in a wimpy pokemon to smack down.

There was also the Grass and Water evolution deck that was basically a ramped up version of the Overgrowth deck. Gyrados, Dewgong, Beedrill, etc. And there was the psychic wall deck with Mr. Mime, Mewtwo and Alakazam that stalled the hell out of the game until someone decked out.

It's been Years since Ive played, but it's no wonder I've never known a woman's touch.

/Occasionally plays Magic: The Gathering
 
2010-05-23 12:12:55 PM  

95629: they're foreign, and everyone knows what that means...


You know who ELSE was foreign?
 
2010-05-23 12:14:44 PM  

Cervantes3773: /What?


I think I understand two of those... is that good or bad?
 
2010-05-23 12:15:51 PM  
I didn't know that 70% of Americans play Pokemon!

Now that is news.
 
2010-05-23 12:24:47 PM  

BadAnalogyGuy: I try to show my charizard to Arizonan schoolkids at every opportunity.



After you whip out your charizard, do you squirtle all over them?
 
2010-05-23 12:25:29 PM  
I'm an Arizonan university student who's spent way too much time at the arcade on campus. I've seen juniors and seniors huddle around a table with their DSes, yelling about "THOSE farkING BELLSPROUTS" while they all take rotations battling each other. This article doesn't surprise me at all and I'm ashamed to admit it.

/And no, they don't play Magic: The Gathering while they do it
//They play Yu-Gi-Oh
///Yes, really
 
2010-05-23 12:25:40 PM  
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2010-05-23 12:26:32 PM  
You'd think they'd be worried about their games being confisticated.

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2010-05-23 12:30:34 PM  

Last One Left: That's because, much like Pokemon players, Arizonians gotta catch 'em all.


Pox, clap, genital warts, chlamydia, herpes etc?
 
2010-05-23 12:30:42 PM  
FTA:

"What is Pokémon?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!

right.
 
2010-05-23 12:32:02 PM  
Interestingly enough, women have boycotted not only Arizona Pokemon players, but Pokemon players across the entire country.
 
2010-05-23 12:35:37 PM  

TripleK: You'd think they'd be worried about their games being confisticated.


LUDICOLO=BEST POKeMON.
 
2010-05-23 12:41:40 PM  
Just like the illegals, you can't catch 'em all.
 
2010-05-23 12:41:47 PM  
When my oldest son was 6 he was obsessed with pokemon. One day a tellamarketer called. I handed the phone to my son and said; "They want to talk to you about pokemon."
 
2010-05-23 12:46:32 PM  

RamblinReck89: Interestingly enough, women have boycotted not only Arizona Pokemon players, but Pokemon players across the entire country.


That's good, considering the age of the average Pokemon player is 6 years old.
 
2010-05-23 12:50:47 PM  

colic: Just like the illegals, you can't catch 'em all.


Hehehehehe. Oh wow.
 
2010-05-23 12:53:33 PM  
Pokemon? THIS IS YU-GI-OH TOWN MOTHERFARKERS!
 
2010-05-23 12:53:46 PM  
Screw you guys, I'm taking my Eevolution team and going home. Which is not in Arizona.
 
2010-05-23 12:55:51 PM  
isn't pokemon like a decade old?

what prepubescent fantasies are twelve year olds annoying 17 year olds with currently?
 
2010-05-23 12:56:43 PM  

colic: Just like the illegals, you can't catch 'em all.


/thread
 
2010-05-23 12:57:35 PM  
Go ahead and try to catch it.

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Do it.

 
2010-05-23 1:05:03 PM  
Pokemon players are the third to last wrung on the geek totem pole. Just above grown-ass Yu-Gi-Oh! player and the entire Otaku order and just under unwashed, uniformed Trekie.

/collects comics
//top of the food chain biatches
 
2010-05-23 1:08:40 PM  
Strangely enough, Arizona is the only American region in the pokemon world.

Phenac=Phoenix, for those of you who didn't catch on
 
2010-05-23 1:08:44 PM  

Pipkin E: Pokemon players are the third to last wrung on the geek totem pole. Just above grown-ass Yu-Gi-Oh! player and the entire Otaku order and just under unwashed, uniformed Trekie.

/collects comics
//top of the food chain biatches


Whatever helps you sleep at night man.
 
2010-05-23 1:17:02 PM  
I choose you, Deportachu!
 
2010-05-23 1:22:47 PM  
TCGs confuse the hell out of me, or I might play. I do enjoy Pokémon. I admit, I am currently playing HeartGold on my DS.

In relation to the cards, my husband has over 10,000. Yes, that is an accurate number. He used to run the leagues for the kids several years ago, so he has all the promos, holo, rares, you name it. And of course, his pre-built decks.

I am going through the process of selling some of them. If any of you Farkers are interested, EIP.

/would be really surprised at a legit offer
 
2010-05-23 1:25:54 PM  

Urban Bigfoot: When my oldest son was 6 he was obsessed with pokemon. One day a tellamarketer called. I handed the phone to my son and said; "They want to talk to you about pokemon."


You are evil. Brilliant! :D


ThreeEdgedSword: Go ahead and try to catch it.

Do it.


F*ck. I inhaled my drink. +1 internets to you.


Kumana Wanalaia: isn't pokemon like a decade old?


The first game(s) were released in 1994 or 1995, so it's actually about fifteen years. I tried the card game for a while in High School, but couldn't be bothered to waste the cash on so many damn cards since I was already a MTG geek, and the rules for the Pokemon TCG felt a bit half-assed to me. Even so, I'm 28 and several friends and I picked up the new Gold/Silver game back in March.

Nerrrrd? Yes, but honestly, the game is rather fun and engrossing, and I like the ways that they've improved on the game mechanics and battle system in each successive game. (Except for the silly damn "contests," those are just silly.) Eventually it will spiral into the inevitable black hole of gaming-suck, but for now it continues to be fun. :)
 
2010-05-23 1:31:33 PM  

L33t Squirrel: Urban Bigfoot: When my oldest son was 6 he was obsessed with pokemon. One day a tellamarketer called. I handed the phone to my son and said; "They want to talk to you about pokemon."

You are evil. Brilliant! :D


ThreeEdgedSword: Go ahead and try to catch it.

Do it.

F*ck. I inhaled my drink. +1 internets to you.


Kumana Wanalaia: isn't pokemon like a decade old?

The first game(s) were released in 1994 or 1995, so it's actually about fifteen years. I tried the card game for a while in High School, but couldn't be bothered to waste the cash on so many damn cards since I was already a MTG geek, and the rules for the Pokemon TCG felt a bit half-assed to me. Even so, I'm 28 and several friends and I picked up the new Gold/Silver game back in March.

Nerrrrd? Yes, but honestly, the game is rather fun and engrossing, and I like the ways that they've improved on the game mechanics and battle system in each successive game. (Except for the silly damn "contests," those are just silly.) Eventually it will spiral into the inevitable black hole of gaming-suck, but for now it continues to be fun. :)


Glad to see I'm not the only 28 year old on Fark who plays the new game. Should trade friend codes :P
 
2010-05-23 1:33:43 PM  

Urban Bigfoot: When my oldest son was 6 he was obsessed with pokemon. One day a tellamarketer called. I handed the phone to my son and said; "They want to talk to you about pokemon."


Oh, that's just wrong.
 
2010-05-23 1:40:24 PM  

Anastacya: Glad to see I'm not the only 28 year old on Fark who plays the new game. Should trade friend codes :P


Sure, EIP. And if you ever find a place to unload the TCG cards, lemme know. I collected some of the more interesting ones for a while and could probably make some nice cash from it. E-bay is a possibility, but I dunno if it's a good market for cards that are over ten years old, especially some of the rare foils.
 
2010-05-23 1:43:05 PM  

L33t Squirrel: Anastacya: Glad to see I'm not the only 28 year old on Fark who plays the new game. Should trade friend codes :P

Sure, EIP. And if you ever find a place to unload the TCG cards, lemme know. I collected some of the more interesting ones for a while and could probably make some nice cash from it. E-bay is a possibility, but I dunno if it's a good market for cards that are over ten years old, especially some of the rare foils.


Haha I've been playing HG on a DS Emulator since I'm too poor for a DS. It's on my list of stuff to get when I finally get another job.

/Cyndaquil FTW
 
2010-05-23 1:43:07 PM  

Das Kiwizoid: I'm an Arizonan university student who's spent way too much time at the arcade on campus. I've seen juniors and seniors huddle around a table with their DSes, yelling about "THOSE farkING BELLSPROUTS" while they all take rotations battling each other. This article doesn't surprise me at all and I'm ashamed to admit it.

/And no, they don't play Magic: The Gathering while they do it
//They play Yu-Gi-Oh
///Yes, really


I've seen the Yu-Gi-Oh invasion, taking over what it used to be Magic: The Gathering territory. I can't have that.
 
2010-05-23 1:53:29 PM  

Funk Brothers: "Arizona is apparently a hotbed of Pokémon talent.

Last year, two Arizona State University students took first and second places at the U.S. National Video Game Championships and won trips to the world championship in San Diego."

Seriously, grow up and play some Magic: The Gathering.farking this

/been around since the Channel + Fireball combo

 
2010-05-23 1:54:22 PM  
And this makes sense BTW. Because Pokemon and Mexicans have something in common.

/Gotta Catch em all
 
2010-05-23 2:04:20 PM  
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2010-05-23 2:12:59 PM  
Of course not. They haven't caught all the immigrants yet.

Dang pikachu's. their faces are shifty.
 
2010-05-23 2:25:12 PM  
"It's like a complex game of rock, paper, scissors," he said.

Hahaha! Oh, wow!
 
2010-05-23 2:26:39 PM  
Card games on motorcycles!
 
2010-05-23 2:44:32 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEtzhAt5_bo
 
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