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Pokémon Rocks America was a Pokémon tour which took place in 2003, 2004, and 2005 in the United States.
It featured TCG tournaments, video presentations, activities, demonstrations of new Pokémon games, and previews. The tour allowed attendants to download hidden features onto their games, notably the Eon Ticket, AuroraTicket, and MysticTicket. The tour also had games, contests, a live stage show, fully costumed Pokémon characters, and a Pokémon VW Beetle on display.
A stamped version of Lugia from the EX Unseen Forces Trading Card Game expansion was given away as a promotion to attendees of the 2005 events. Other items, such as large Lugia figures, were handed out as prizes for certain games.
The 2005 tour saw live karaoke contests on stage, demos of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Dash, and shirts with the Pokémon Rocks America logo and plush dolls including the Generation III starters for sale. There were also fully costumed Pikachu, Plusle, Minun, Mudkip, Jirachi, Meowth, and Munchlax characters, along with inflatable Pikachu, Groudon, Mudkip, Torchic, Treecko, Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Shadow Lugia balloons.
Dates and locations
The 2003 dates and locations were revealed by playing games on the official Pokémon website (source).
|October 25, 2003||Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri|
|November 8, 2003||Houston Space Center, Houston, Texas|
|November 15, 2003||Balboa Park, San Diego, California|
All events were held between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday (source).
|October 9, 2004||Lenox Square outdoor parking lot, Atlanta, Georgia|
|October 16, 2004||North parking lot of the Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|October 23, 2004||Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, Washington|
The 2005 dates and locations were revealed by playing games on the official Pokémon website. All events were held between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday (source).
|September 17, 2005||McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California|
|October 1, 2005||Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona|
|October 8, 2005||Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, Texas|
|October 15, 2005||Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois|
|October 22, 2005||Bayside Expo Center, Boston, Massachusetts|
This Metang was distributed during the Pokémon Rocks America tour in 2005.
|Pokémon Info||Trainer Memo||Battle Moves||Ribbons|
|METANG||Dex No.||375||Random nature.||Normal||Take Down|
|Lv30||Type||Apparently met in Unknown||Psychic||Confusion|
|Steel||Psychic||at Lv 30.||Steel||Metal Claw|
|ID No.||02005|| This Pokémon was available in the United States |
from September 17 to October 22, 2005.