Pokémon Day (the Netherlands)

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A Pokémon Day was an annual event organised by Nintendo that took place in the Netherlands. It was originally held at a theme park, Avonturenpark Hellendoorn, and was moved to Walibi World in 2008. During each Pokémon Day (except for 2010), event Pokémon or items were given away. At every Pokémon Day there were several other things to do. You could test the newest Pokémon games, one could shop in one of the Pokémon Shops. They sold Pokémon Trading Card Game Booster Packs and other Pokémon products like plushies and Poké Balls. At every Pokémon Day one could view the newest movie.

In 2010 it seemed that the Pokémon Day was not held, because the same year Disney XD had taken over Jetix. At the last moment, two weeks before the Pokémon Day was held, it was announced on television.

In 2010, the last Pokémon Day was held. A Pokémon Day was planned on August 27 and 28, 2011 but cancelled because PS-Games, the sponsor and distributor of the Pokémon Day in the Netherlands, was declared bankrupt. The company saw the profits fall with €3.9 million to €5.6 million and was in debt by €2.2 million.

The official website of the Pokémon Day was http://www.pokemonday.nl/ *

A similar event is held in other countries as well.

Pokémon Fan Days 2006

Pokémon fan days were being held in the TV Toys Museum organised by RCV Entertainment, Jetix Magazine, PS Games and Nintendo on May 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2006.

You could get Deoxys, watch the Dutch premier of Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, play a demo of Pokémon Trozei! and take a picture with Pikachu. There was also a swap meet for all sorts of Pokémon merchandise, on May 28 the Open Nederlandse Kampioenschappen Pokémon Kaartspel (Open Dutch Championships Trading Card Game) was held. The three winners (in different age groups) would go to the Pokémon World Championships in the United States.

Pokémon Day 2006

The Pokémon Day 2006 was held from October 21 to 22. It celebrated the 10th Anniversary.

Pokemon movies 4, 5, 6 and 7 could be watched. You could take a picture with Pikachu. And you could choose three Pokémon from a list of ten Pokémon (Lugia, Ho-oh, Entei, Latios, Latias, Charizard, Articuno, Raikou and Pikachu) that could be downloaded to your Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Sapphire or Ruby cartridge. You could wait in a long line to get it downloaded to your GBA cartridge or sent it to Nintendo. Demos of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team could be played, Pokémon Trading Cards could be traded, a special Pikachu TCG promo card was given away and you could participate in a coloring competition with a drawing that could be download at the Nintendo site beforehand.

8,000 visitors were expected but 16,000 came. A segment of the show Kassa on Dutch public television (October 28, 2006) about the event featured complaining parents because of the crowds.

Pokémon Day 2008

The Pokémon Day 2008 was held from August 30 to 31.

During the event, the Pokémon Darkrai was distributed. The Dutch dub of The Rise of Darkrai was shown for the first time, and DVDs were sold. You could take a picture with Pikachu. There was a Pokémon Battle Revolution competition on the big stage, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness could be played and visitors could battle against other player with their Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games (Nintendo Gaming Area).[1]

There was a possibility to play and exchange Trading Cards (Pokémon Trading Card Area) and there were stalls where one can buy Pokemon items. At the entrance visitors got a 'goodie bag', containing among other things a stamp card for events, a Pokémon Official Magazine and a special Pikachu TCG promo card.

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Pokémon Day 2009

The Pokémon Day 2009 was held from August 29 to 30.

During the event, the Pokémon Regigigas was distributed. The Dutch dub of Giratina and the Sky Warrior was shown as well, the DVD could also be brought and included a Regigigas promo Trading Card (DP40) unlike the retail card this one isn't holo. You could take a picture with Pikachu, Piplup, Turtwig and other Pokémon. Visitors could play and trade Pokémon Trading Cards and get advice. A quiz was held at the big stage with prices and children could let your face get painted like a Pokémon.

As in the previous year, a goodie bag was given away with a special Pikachu TCG promo card.

Regigigas

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball REGIGIGAS Dex No. 486 Random nature. Steel Iron Head None
Lv. 100 Type   Rock Rock Slide
Spr 4p 486.png Normal Unknown Pokémon Event Ice Icy Wind
OT EUSMR09 Apparently had a Normal Crush Grip
ID No. 07189 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the Netherlands
from August 29 to 30, 2009.
Item Ability Lv. 100.
Custap Berry Custap Berry Slow Start  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

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Pokémon Day 2010

The Pokémon Day 2010 was held from August 28 to 29.

The Dutch dub of Arceus and the Jewel of Life was shown, and like always, visitors could pick up a goodie bag, which contained a special Pikachu TCG promo card, one Disney XD Magazine, one Pokémon Official Magazine, discount cards and some stickers. You could take a picture with Pikachu. Visitors could play and trade Pokémon Trading Cards and get advice. There wasn't a Pokémon event download this year, for unknown reasons.

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