Pokémon Rocks America

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Pokémon Rocks America 2005 logo

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 MysticTicket, AuroraTicket, and Eon Ticket. 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).

Date Location
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).

Date Location
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).

Date Location
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

Event Pokémon

This Metang was exclusively distributed during the Pokémon Rocks America tour in 2005. Players had to complete the Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness demo that was held at each participating location. Once completing the demo, players would receive a card to exchange for Metang. The demo was held from September 17 to October 22, 2005 at 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  METANG Dex No. 0375 Random nature. Normal Take Down  
Lv30 Type Apparently met in Unknown Psychic Confusion
  Steel Psychic at Lv 30. Steel Metal Claw
  Normal Refresh
ID No. 02005 This Pokémon was available in the United States
from September 17 to October 22, 2005.
Item Ability
  None Clear Body
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution

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