Pokémon 10th Anniversary Journey Across America
Pokémon 10th Anniversary Journey Across America was a series of events that was held across the United States in 2006 celebrating the 10th anniversary of Pokémon's original Japanese release. At the event, attendees could see a preview of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and download over twenty 10th anniversary Pokémon for the Generation III Game Boy Advance games. Each event also held a Game Boy Advance tournament, the winners of which could move on to a national event in New York City. The winners were Samin Syed, 13, from Roslyn, New York, who entered as a 12-year-old in the 12-and-under category, and Minh Le, 22, from Herndon, Virginia, each receiving a trip to Tokyo in 2007 and a diamond-studded Nintendo DS Lite.
|Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Los Angeles, California
|San Francisco, California
|Salt Lake City, Utah
|Kansas City, Missouri
|Raleigh, North Carolina
|New York, New York
Two additional tournaments were held at Space Center Houston and the Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center in New York City. However, the Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center didn't distribute the Journey Across America Pokémon. The winners of those events, along with eight "second chance" qualifiers in the two categories, competed in the finals were that held as part of the US Tenth Anniversary Celebration event.
Party of the Decade
The United States celebration of Pokémon's Tenth Anniversary, titled "The Party of the Decade", was held on Tuesday, August 8 at New York City's Bryant Park. This was a larger version of the Journey Across America, which included the finals of the Pokémon Video Game Tournament, costumed character appearances including the American debut of Lucario, previews of the new Pokémon Ranger and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, and other events. Professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan hosted the activities. It also marked the farewell appearance of the original Pikachu Balloon from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which flew above Bryant Park. A new Pikachu balloon, which features the mascot of the franchise chasing a Poké Ball and cheeks that light up, premiered at the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23.
- List of Party of the Decade event Pokémon distributions
- List of Journey Across America event Pokémon distributions
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