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.
|Status||Podcast||Ended (WTPT) |
|Run||Podcast||July 2007 - October 2010 (WTPT) |
October 2011 - March 2012 (KTPT)
|Website||July 2007 - 2013|
|Podcast debuted||July 3, 2007 (WTPT) |
October 18, 2011 (KTPT)
|Last episode published||April 1, 2013 (WTPT) |
March 14, 2012 (KTPT)
|Website opened||July 3, 2007 (as The Pokémon Times) |
November 2008 (as The Pallet Tribune)
|Creator(s)||Joseph Romano and Keith C. Smith (WTPT) |
"Ducky-von-Karma" and "bubman" (KTPT)
|Host(s)||Jowy and KC (WTPT) |
"Ducky-von-Karma" and "bubman" (KTPT)
|Number of Episodes||78 (WTPT) |
|Mascot||Ho-Oh (WTPT) |
|Website||The Pallet Tribune (archived)|
|Feed||No longer available|
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, 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, 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.
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, 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 published another episode before going on another abrupt hiatus due to personal issues plaguing one of the hosts. They have not published another episode since.
In 2013, it was announced that Romano will be shutting down The Pallet Tribune website at some point in time after PAX East while Smith will focus on a new website called The Pocket Players. Romano and Smith recorded the long-overdue final episode of WTPT before the site's closure and published the episode in the early hours of April 1, 2013, bringing closure to the once-popular podcast.
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 Smith'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.
Dates and descriptions are given as they are written on the website.
|WTPT - Pokémon Radio episodes|
|1||Pokémon Battle Revolution||July 3, 2007||"This episode we talk about the making of this podcast and the website. Today’s topic of the day is Pokémon Battle Revolution. We also discuss pokémon [sic] breeding and a whole lot more."
|2||Training a Party for Battle||July 11, 2007||"Our main discussion topic this episode is building a pokémon [sic] party from the ground up, made specifically for battle. Other features include news, Pokémon Spotlight, Trainer Tips: Berries and WTPT Mailbag."
|3||Pokémon: The First Movie||July 19, 2007||"This week we talk about the original Pokémon movie! Features include a new Trainer Tip about catching shiny pokémon,[sic] WTPT mailbag and more."|
|4||Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pokémon Preview||July 24, 2007||"Jowy goes solo this week! Features include a Trainer Tip, Pokémon Spotlight: Charmeleon, news and the main discussion topic on the new Smash Bros. game."
|5||Battle Etiquette||August 3, 2007||"KC’s back! This episode we talk about pokémon [sic] battle etiquette, Otakon, the new trading figure game and more! Features include trainer tips and WTPT mailbag."|
|6||Retrospective: The Beginning of the Pokécraze in America||August 9, 2007||"We decided to structure this episode a bit differently for a change of pace. This time around we reminisce about the past of the Pokémon universe and WTPT itself. In addition, we have a new Pokémon Spotlight and new commercials. We also announce our first WiFi Meetup [sic] time, when we will battle and trade with listeners online!"|
|7||Pokémon Jobs||August 15, 2007||"Lots of fun stuff going on this episode! There’s a new Trainer Tip, Pokemon [sic] Spotlight, WTPT Mailbag, commercial, news and a bunch more. Our main topic this time is pokémon [sic] jobs. Inquire within."|
|8||Pokémon Move Combos||August 23, 2007||"This episode we have lots of great features including news, WTPT Mailbag, a Trainer Tip, Pokémon Spotlight, a new commercial and lots more! Our main discussion, though, is pokémon [sic] move combinations."|
|9||Pokémon TCG||August 30, 2007||"The discussion topic this time around is the Pokémon Trading Card Game. We also have all the usual features, including WTPT Mailbag, Trainer Tip, Pokémon Spotlight, News and more."|
|10||Pokémon the Movie 2000||September 6, 2007||"This episode we speak about the second movie. We also have all the usual features!"|
|11||The Electric Tale of Pikachu||September 15, 2007||"This episode includes all your favorite features, plus a discussion about the Pokémon manga: The Electric Tale of Pikachu."|
|12||GTS Website||September 21, 2007||"We’re back this week with a brand new sound, coming from our brand new headquarters, The Pokemon [sic] Times Tower. This week’s discussion topic is the Global Trade Station’s new website. As always, we’ll have a News Update, Trainer Tip, Pokemon [sic] Spotlight, WTPT Mailbag and much more.. [sic]"|
|13||Trading Figure Game||September 28, 2007||"This week we review the brand new Trading Figure Game. There’s also a new Trainer Tip, WTPT Mailbag and lots more!"|
|14||Advanced EV Training||October 5, 2007||"This episode is jam packed with good stuff! We have a new Pokémon Spotlight, Trainer Tip, WTPT Mailbag, and lots more. For the main discussion topic this week, we delve into EV training."|
|15||The Mailbag Episode||October 15, 2007||"In this episode we catch up with you, our listeners! We answer a bunch of mail we haven’t been able to get to and go through the responses to our first listener poll question. We also have a Trainer Tip, News and lots more!"|
|16||Pokémon Ranger||October 18, 2007||"In this episode of WTPT, we review Pokémon Ranger. We also have a new Trainer Tip, Pokémon Spotlight, WTPT Mailbag and a new commercial!"|
|17||Pokémon Chronicles||October 26, 2007||"This week we review Pokémon Chronicles. We also have a bunch of the usual features. Enquire within."|
|18||Halloween Special 2007||October 31, 2007||"In this spooktacular episode of WTPT we talk about ghost pokémon. [sic] Lots of surprises await you inside the show."
|19||Finding Fellow Trainers||November 15, 2007||"Parts of this special episode of WTPT were recorded on the scene at the Super Mario Galaxy release party at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. This one is chock full of good stuff!"|
|20||Event Pokémon||November 22, 2007||"Back to the usual format this week! We’ve got news, a new Pokémon Spotlight, Trainer Tip, commercial and lots more. The new discussion topic is about Pokémon that are only obtainable through special events."|
|21||Pokémon Websites||November 29, 2007||
|22||Winter Extravaganza||December 14, 2007||"In what is possibly our longest episode ever, we pack all the usual great segments, plus a great new one called Blaine’s Gym. Happy holidays!"|
|23||Pokémon Christmas Bash||December 30, 2007||"In this episode we review Pokemon [sic] Christmas Bash with Steve from PIRN, a streaming internet radio station."|
|24||Pokémon 3: Spell of the Unown: Entei||January 11, 2008||"We finally get around to reviewing the third Pokemon [sic] movie this week. In addition, we have a lot of the great regular features, including a new Blaine’s Gym Quiz Show!"|
|25||Pokémon Mythology||January 21, 2008||"We change it up a bit this week with an episode on the mythology of the Pokémon universe."|
|26||Adult Pokémon Trainers||February 13, 2008||"This weeks episode is all about adults that play Pokemon [sic] with special guest Joe C."|
|27||Thousands of Mile Apart Edition||February 21, 2008||"You will notice right away the quality difference of this episode. That is because we recorded from two totally different locations. We go through voicemails, e-mails, a new Blaine’s Gym and more!"|
|28||Misconceptions About Pokémon||March 11, 2008||"This time we take a turn from talking about adults who play Pokémon to adults that just don’t get it!"|
|29||The Myth Contest Episode||March 19, 2008||"At long last, we finally go through your myth contest entries!"|
|30||Super Smash Bros. Brawl||March 31, 2008||"Smash is back! We spend the entire episode reviewing the game and going over the fortnight question responses. Plus… a new Blaine’s Gym!"|
|31||WTDP - Digimon World Dawn and Dusk||April 1, 2008||"We hope you like the new format of the show!"
|32||Hacking||April 4, 2008||"This week we discuss hacking within the Pokémon games with our guest, Victory Saber."|
|33||The Catch-up Show||May 14, 2008||"This week we go over some older voicemails and e-mails that we couldn’t fit into the past few shows."|
|34||Pokémon Fanfics||June 2, 2008||"The Jolt Master of The Pokemon Tower joins us this week for a show on Pokemon fan fictions. [sic]"|
|35||My Pokémon Ranch||June 16, 2008||"This week we discuss the new WiiWare game, My Pokemon Ranch. [sic]"|
|36||First Anniversary Special||July 3, 2008||"Join us for our first anniversary special! Tune in for lots of surprises."|
|37||Pokémon Special Manga: Yellow||July 16, 2008||"This week we review “Yellow,” a book in the Pokémon Special manga series."|
|38||Female Trainers||July 30, 2008||"This show is all about the ladies! Ever wonder what girls like about pokémon? [sic] Annie, Mia and Bianca join us to uncover the secrets of the elusive female pokémon [sic] trainer."|
|39||Mewtwo Returns||August 16, 2008||"This episode, KC and Jowy review Mewtwo Returns, the straight-to-video sequel to the first Pokémon film."|
|40||Pokémon Snap||August 23, 2008||"On another epic episode of WTPT, our dynamic duo review the photo safari game, Pokémon Snap."|
|41||PAX 2008||September 6, 2008||"JoeC, Arcanator, JustinV and Dragoon Master join Jowy straight from Penny Arcade Expo 2008."|
|42||Berries||September 15, 2008||"KC is back for our much anticipated discussion on berries. We also run through many of your voicemails on the topic."|
|43||2.B.A. Master||October 5, 2008||"Steve from PIRN joins us for a review of 2.B.A. Master, the first major Pokémon music album in the U.S."|
|44||Pokémon Platinum Preview||October 27, 2008||"KC and Jowy discuss a bunch of the new features that will be in the new Pokemon [sic] game due out in America next year."|
|45||Halloween Special 2008||October 31, 2008||"For this episode we are starting a tradition with our second annual Halloween special!"|
|46||Pokémon Contests||November 18, 2008||"Watectric Trainer, Ria and Annie join us for a discussion on Pokémon Contests."
|47||TPT2.0 Site Christening Extravaganza||November 27, 2008||"Justin V and Seth join Jowy and KC for a super-long episode about the new Pallet Tribune! We also go over your responses to the fortnight question: what pokemon are you?"
|48||DSi Implications||December 5, 2008||"KC and Jowy discuss the implications of Nintendo’s DSi system and its implications for Pokémon fans."|
|49||Haters||January 7, 2009||"KC and Jowy run through your e-mails and voicemails about Pokémon haters."|
|50||Fan-made Pokémon Games||January 26, 2009||"Jowy and KC have guest, Randypanda to talk about Pokémon fangames and the WTPT Version game he is working on."|
|51||LeafGreen and FireRed||February 9, 2009||"Zack from MyGamer.com joins us for the first review of Retro Month covering LeafGreen and FireRed as well as the originals Blue and Red."|
|52||Puzzle League||February 12, 2009||"In part 2 of Retro Month, KC and Jowy open up the vault and pull out Pokémon Puzzle League. Blaine’s gym also makes its return!"|
|53||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon||March 6, 2009||"In the final episode of Retro Month, (sorry for the lateness!) KC and Jowy discuss the original Pokemon Mystery Dungeon [sic] games. Also look out for fortnight answers and a new Blaine’s gym!"|
|54||Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias||March 19, 2009||"This week we review the fifth Pokémon movie, Heroes and run through some general voicemails and e-mails."|
|55||PikaBelleChu||April 1, 2009||"Our resident Guinness world record holder, PikaBelleChu, joins us to discuss what it is like being a famous Pokémon fan and to answer your questions!"
|56||Team Rocket||April 15, 2009||"This episode is all about the infamous group of Pokemon [sic] criminals, Team Rocket. We also go over some general voicemails and announce our next special guest!"|
|57||Pokémon Platinum Review||May 1, 2009||"Justin V and Trogdor join Jowy and KC to review Pokémon Platinum! We also go over the fortnight question and play some cell phone rotom [sic] voicemails."|
|58||EV Training Redux||June 4, 2009||"Seth joins Jowy and KC in an overview of EV training. Look out for our next contest and a new Blaine’s Gym!"|
|59||Jack DeVries||June 14, 2009||"Jack DeVries of IGN joins Jowy and KC for his long-awaited interview. Features include a Pokémon Spotlight, a new fortnight question and an all new Blaine’s Gym quiz show."
|60||Legendary Pokémon||June 28, 2009||"This week our hosts discuss all 35 legendary pokémon in detail. Jowy and KC reveal the mythical creatures that the legends are based on and discuss what each of those pokémon’s significance is in the world."|
|61||Second Anniversary Special||July 3, 2009||"For our second anniversary show Annie, Arcanator, JoeC, JustinV, Seth and Trogdor join KC and Jowy for trip down memory lane. We run through some of our favorite moments and discuss many of our achievements of the past year."|
|62||Otakon 2009 Convention Special||July 20, 2009||"KC and Jowy, along with Annie report from Otakon 2009—the largest anime convention on the east coast. We discuss some of the Pokemon related events, cosplay and more."|
|63||Monster Battler Games||August 3, 2009||"KC and Jowy talk about Monster Battler games that Pokemon [sic] fans might enjoy. We also hear from our listeners about their favorites."|
|64||Pokémon 4Ever||August 20, 2009||"This time around we review the 4th Pokémon movie: Pokémon 4Ever. We also catch up on responding to some general voicemails and e-mails."|
|65||PAX 2009||September 9, 2009||"Jowy, Justin, Trogdor and friends talk about their experiences at PAX 2009 in Seattle, Washington."|
|66||International Trainers||September 15, 2009||"KLB joins KC and Jowy for a talk about being a Pokémon fan in Israel and various other countries around the world."|
|67||Pokémon iPhone Apps||October 1, 2009||"KC and Jowy review several Pokémon related iPhone apps."|
|68||Pokémon Remix Album||October 15, 2009||"Gerry from OC Remix joins us to talk about the upcoming Pokémon Remix album: The MissingNo. Tracks."
|69||Jirachi: Wish Maker||October 29, 2009||"KC and Jowy review the sixth Pokemon [sic] movie and read some mail!"|
|70||Halloween Special 2009||October 31, 2009||"Annie joins KC and Jowy as we talk about Dark Type [sic] Pokémon. We also try out a new game show and experiment with an improvisational scary story."|
|71||HeartGold/SoulSilver Preview||November 16, 2009||"Annie is back along with Jimmy31428 to talk with Jowy and KC about HeartGold and SoulSilver."|
|72||Art of the Capture||December 8, 2009||"Jowy and KC discuss all the ins and outs of capturing Pokémon; from the different types of PokéBalls, [sic] to the complex algorithms that decide if your catch is successful."|
|73||Pokémon Rumble||December 17, 2009||"KC and Jowy go in depth and review Pokémon Rumble, the new WiiWare game. Stay tuned for a Forum Focus segment at the end of the show!"|
|74||Christmas Crafts||December 24, 2009||"In a special video episode, KC and Jowy go over a few ways to make Pokémon themed Christmas ornaments. Happy holidays from all of us at The Pallet Tribune!"
|75||Banned Episodes||February 4, 2010||"KC and Jowy are back to catch up on some news and for our main topic, discuss banned episodes of the anime."|
|76||PAX East 2010||April 2, 2010||"Jowy and KC are joined by JustinV, JoeC, Arcanator, Rin, Seth and Russell for the 2010 PAX East convention report."|
|77||First Movie Soundtrack||May 18, 2010||"Steve a.k.a. Yoshi1001 from PIRN guest hosts with Jowy to talk about the first Pokemon Movie [sic] soundtrack."|
|78||Purple Kecleon Interview||August 1, 2010||"Jowy and Rin interview Purple Kecleon—one of the most well known Pokémon fan artists on the web."
|79||Halloween Special 2010||October 31, 2010||"KC is back for a special Halloween episode. We also have some important announcements!"
|80||The Grand Finale||April 1, 2013||"Jowy and KC are joined by JustinV and JoeC for the long awaited good bye episode of WTPT."
KTPT - Pokémon Radio was the successor podcast to WTPT, hosted by two of The Pallet Tribune's community members, known as "Ducky-von-Karma" and "bubman". The podcast 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. bubman stated on the forums that he and Ducky meant to continue KTPT after Summer 2012, but Ducky had personal problems during the Spring 2012 semester that prevented the both of them from podcasting together.
|KTPT - Pokémon Radio episodes|
|0||KTPT Pilot||October 18, 2011|
|1||Halloween Spooktacular 2011||October 31, 2011|
|2||A Very KTPT Thanksgiving||December 7, 2011|
|3||Ria's Holiday Shopping Guide||March 6, 2012|
|4||The Nightmare Before Christmas||March 6, 2012|
|5||The Ketchup Episode||March 12 or 14, 2012|
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 Pallet Tribune was the homepage of WTPT and KTPT. On the right there was a navigation menu that lead users to the site's forums, oekaki, chat rooms, competitions, store, donation button, Twitter feed, and an RSS feed of their YouTube videos. At the top were links to the site's login and about pages, the website's Twitter account, and an 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!" Its content has been moved over to The Pocket Players.
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 series of articles 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. The first article talked about the top ten trainer cards from sets 1 - 3, and the second article talked about the top ten cards from 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 held a variety of competitions. Its most major one, called the WTPTC, was usually held quarterly. Additional tournaments were also hosted on occasion, 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 could battle one another to get points, and everyone was ranked against each other by points; the top person received a digital medal.
- Joseph "Jowy" Romano
- Main host of WTPT and a forum administrator.
- Keith C. "KC" Smith
- Co-host of WTPT and a forum administrator.
- Justin V.
- Creator of the final version of The Pallet Tribune as well as manager and administrator of the forums and main website.
- "WTPT - Halloween Special 2010" WTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, October 31, 2010.
- "WTPT - Banned Episodes" WTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, February 4, 2010.
- Romano, Joesph. "Welcome to TPT 4.0" The Pallet Tribune. August 1, 2010.
- "KTPT Pilot" KTPT - Pokémon Radio. The Pallet Tribune, October 18, 2011.
- "Ktpt? - Post #4" The Pallet Tribune. Accessed March 8, 2013.
- Moving the Community - Post #3. The Pallet Tribune. Accessed March 1, 2013.
- Herring, Melanie. "Comment on purplekecleon's profile." Web comment. August 3, 2010. deviantART. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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