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 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.


2003 dates and locations:

  • October 25th, 2003 - St. Louis, MO
Union Station
  • November 8th, 2003 - Houston, TX
Houston Space Center
  • November 15th, 2003 - San Diego, CA
Balboa Park

The 2003 dates and locations were revealed by playing games on the official Pokémon website (source).

2004 dates and locations:

  • October 9th, 2004 - Atlanta, GA
Lenox Square outdoor parking lot
  • October 16th, 2004 - Minneapolis, MN
North parking lot of the Mall of America
  • October 23rd, 2004 - Seattle, WA
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

All events were held between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday (source).

2005 dates and locations:

  • September 17th, 2005 – San Jose, CA
McEnery Convention Center
  • October 1st, 2005 -- Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center
  • October 8th, 2005 – Dallas, TX
Dallas Market Hall
  • October 15th, 2005 – Chicago, IL
Navy Pier
  • October 22nd, 2005 – Boston, MA
Bayside Expo Center

All events were held between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday (source).

The 2005 dates and locations were revealed by playing games on the official Pokémon website.

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.

Event Pokémon

This Metang was distributed during the Pokémon Rocks America tour in 2005.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball METANG Dex No. 375 Random nature. Normal Take Down None
Lv30 Type Apparently met in Unknown Psychic Confusion
Spr 3r 375.png Steel Psychic at Lv 30. Steel Metal Claw
OT ROCKS   Normal Refresh
ID No. 02005 This Pokémon was available in the United States
from September 17 to October 22, 2005.
Item Ability
None 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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