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WTPT - Pokémon Radio

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WTPT - Pokémon Radio
KTPT - Pokémon Radio
The Pallet Tribune
"Stay out of the Tall Grass!"
WTPT's last podcast art, with a banner that has the name of its site and an illustration of Ho-Oh on it. A dark blue radio tower is transmitting signals in the background.
Language English
Status Podcast Defunct (WTPT and KTPT)
Website Active
Run Podcast July 2007 - October 2010 (WTPT)
October 2011 - March 2012 (KTPT)
Website July 2007 - Present
Podcast debuted July 3, 2007 (WTPT)
October 18, 2011 (KTPT)
Last episode published October 31, 2010 (WTPT's "penultimate" episode.)
March 12 or 14, 2012 (KTPT)
Website opened July 3, 2007 (as The Pokémon Times)
November 2008 (as The Pallet Tribune)
Website closed {{{site_close}}}
Reason See below for one of WTPT's reasons.
Unknown in KTPT's case.
Creator(s) Joseph Romano and Keith C. Smith, a.k.a. "Jowy" and "KC" (WTPT)
"Ducky-von-Karma" and "Bubman" (KTPT)
Host(s) Jowy and KC (WTPT, former)
"Ducky-von-Karma" and "Bubman" (KTPT)
Number of Episodes 77 (WTPT)
6 (KTPT)
Forum The Pallet Tribune Forums
Mascot Ho-Oh (WTPT and website)
Lugia (KTPT)
Website The Pallet Tribune website
Feed WTPT - Pokémon Radio RSS feed WTPT - Pokémon Radio on the iTunes Store WTPT - Pokémon Radio can be found on the Zune Marketplace.
KTPT - Pokémon Radio RSS feed KTPT - Pokémon Radio on the iTunes Store
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WTPT - Pokémon Radio was a Pokémon-centric podcast hosted by long-time Pokémon fans from Brooklyn, New York, Joseph "Jowy" Romano and Keith C. "KC" Smith. It originally debuted on July 3, 2007. It was usually released once a week. 'W' is the first letter used in the call letters for United States radio stations east of the Mississippi River and "TPT" are the letters that stand for the website that hosts the podcast, The Pallet Tribune, which was originally called The Pokémon Times. The site features include news, fan art, blogs, and a chat room.

On their Halloween Special 2010 episode,[1] the podcast announced that it was going to end by saying that the Halloween Special was the penultimate episode and that full details on why they're ending it will come in their final episode. This news came after KC announced that he was going to leave the show for job-related issues (which were further described in the Halloween Special) near the end of the podcast episode that focused on banned episodes,[2] and after releasing a 4.0 version of their site back in August and having released only four episodes in 2010 prior to their blog entry about TPT 4.0.[3] They have not released an official final episode since the Halloween Special 2010 episode was published.

In 2011, a new "sister podcast" created by two of The Pallet Tribune's community members took WTPT's place on the website. KTPT - Pokémon Radio made its debut on October 18, 2011,[4] with Jowy popping in at the beginning with an update on what had happened since WTPT's last episode. Despite promising more episodes, they've only produced six episodes including the pilot. A couple of episodes that were recorded in December 2011 were not published until March 2012, after which they publish one last more recent episode before going on another abrupt hiatus. They have not published another episode since.



WTPT - Pokémon Radio was the podcast of The Pallet Tribune website. It used to be updated approximately every two weeks. One of the reasons why it ended was that KC's employer, who found out about him being in WTPT, told him to stop participating in the podcast as it was considered a breach in his contract.[1]

Podcast art

Episode list


KTPT - Pokémon Radio

KTPT - Pokémon Radio was the new podcast of The Pallet Tribune, hosted by two of the website's community members, known as "Ducky-von-Karma" and "Bubman". The new podcast, a sister podcast to WTPT, debuted on October 18, 2011 as a pilot episode. Similar to WTPT's name, 'K' is the first letter for American radio stations west of the Mississippi River. The new podcast initially used WTPT's podcast feed, but it separated into its own feed by the second non-pilot episode.

KTPT went to hiatus after their belated Thanksgiving episode, although the hosts recorded two episodes during the holiday season which weren't released until March 2012. After a catch-up episode was released that month, the podcast fell into hiatus again and have not published anything new since.

Episode list


WTPT was the most popular Pokémon podcast during its three-year run, having taken the top Pokémon podcast spot from Bulbagarden's own Bulbacast, which stopped producing new episodes the same year that WTPT debuted and later made a failed revival attempt in 2009. (Bulbacast would later return for another run in 2011 with a fifth season.) WTPT's popularity have influenced several Pokémon fans to start their own Pokémon podcasts, most of which were low in production quality and have died off after a brief run. Among them was Thaddeus "Thatch" Asel, the host of The Pallet Tribune's supposed rival podcast P.U.C.L., who got back into podcasting after hearing WTPT and seeing no other good Pokémon podcasts. Despite the clashes between their communities, Asel has stated that WTPT were "the best" of all Pokémon podcasts, especially long after WTPT's last episode. Conversely, Steve Black Jr. of the current most popular Pokémon podcast It's Super Effective, which started shortly before WTPT's second-to-last episode was published, was more critical of WTPT. He was not pleased with the quality of the podcast, especially during their abysmal final year in 2010, and at the time preferred another podcast called Pokémon Monday (which debuted a couple of months before his podcast) over WTPT.


The logo and banner of The Pallet Tribune

The Pallet Tribune is the homepage of WTPT and KTPT. On the right there is a navigation menu that leads to the site's forums, oekaki, chat rooms, competitions, store, donation button, Twitter feed, and an RSS feed of the latest videos. At the top are links to the site's login and about pages, the Pallet Tribune's Twitter account, and the site's RSS news feed, as well as a search bar to search within the website.

Former content and features


The news was updated periodically and kept listeners updated in the world of Pokémon. They dealt with topics relating to Pokémon, including contest results, special events, and inside info.

Livre do Mestre and KC's Log

Livre do Mestre and KC's Log were Jowy and KC's respective, Pokémon-related, personal blogs.

The Tall Grass

Run by moderator BigRedLax, this webcomic featured Pokémon humor. The name derives from KC's closing catchphrase at the end of every podcast: "Stay out of the Tall Grass!"

Ask Annie

Ask Annie was a question-based feature article run by Annie. Users would send usually non-serious questions to her, and she picked her favorites and answered them.

TCG Top Ten

This was a recurring article made by WaterRangerLara about the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It went in-depth about the top ten cards from certain sets, such as Base Set, Fossil, or the "Neo" sets.

Countdown to Platinum

Countdown to Platinum was a set of three articles made by Ducky-von-Karma in the weeks before Pokémon Platinum came out, detailing known information in a humorous way.


The Pallet Tribune has a variety of competitions. Its most major one, called the WTPTC, is usually held quarterly. Occasionally, additional tournaments are also hosted, such as one on "TPT Day", the anniversary of WTPT's creation. Another form of competitions on The Pallet Tribune is ladders. In these ladders members can battle one another to get points, and everyone is ranked against each other by points, the top person receiving a digital medal. There are currently five ladders on The Pallet Tribune:

The Ally Cup
This is a ladder for 4-on-4 Double Battles in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
The Brawl Cup
This is a ladder for fights in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
The Sippy Cup
This is a ladder for level 1, unevolved baby Pokémon battles.
The Unown Cup
This is a ladder for the level 100 Under-Used side of Pokémon battling.
The Ho-Oh Cup
This is a standard Over-Used level 100 ladder.


Joesph "Jowy" Romano
Main host of WTPT and an administrator on the forums.
Keith C. "KC" Smith
Co-host of WTPT and an administrator on the forums.
Justin V.
Creator of the current version of WTPT and manager of the forums and main website. Also an administrator on the forums.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "WTPT - Halloween Special 2010" WTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, October 31, 2010.
  2. "WTPT - Banned Episodes" WTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, February 4, 2010.
  3. Romano, Joesph. "Welcome to TPT 4.0" The Pallet Tribune. August 1, 2010.
  4. "KTPT Pilot" KTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, October 18, 2011.
  5. Herring, Melanie. "Comment on purplekecleon's profile." Web comment. August 3, 2010. deviantART. Retrieved March 11, 2012.

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