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US Nationals Info Is Out!

PUI No More… and Nationals 2009 Info!

  • Pokémon USA, Inc. has undergone a name change:

Pokémon Merges North American, European Operations
By Mansha Daswani
Published: April 9, 2009
BELLVUE: Pokémon USA, based in Seattle and New York, and London-based Pokémon UK, are unifying their operations under the banner of The Pokémon Company International.

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Columbus News on US Nationals

US Nationals 2008 Top Cut

So, Saturday is over. single elimination begins today. I have an unverified claim that Jacob Lejeune and Patrick Miles made it to SE in the Seniors. Good luck to them!
It does not appear that anyone from SoMD made it to SE in the Juniors or Masters (EDIT: Michael Pramawat made it in in the Masters).

What decks did well? I have some (more unverified claims) information on that. Here’s what I have so far:

  • One of the SDs (Secret Decks) was Torterra/Sceptile. There are some in SE.
  • Sausage, another SD, was Scizor/Electrode/Blissey.
  • A few Banette/Blissey made it to SE.
  • 75% of the decks were Gardevoir/Gallade.
  • Only about 5% of the decks there were not archetype decks.
  • Empoleon was very popular. About 15% of the decks there were Empoleon (mostly used in conjunction with Bronzong [MD]). The SD called “Edgar” that a few players have been waving around before Nationals is Empoleon/Bronzong.
  • Last year’s National Champion in the Masters played Eeveelutions+Magmortar this year and made it to SE.

The Biggest Tournament in History #1

I appended a number to the title of this post because, no doubt, I may have to write “The Biggest Tournament in History” again in the future, when there’s a tournament bigger than this one.

US National Championship 2005 has 945 participants! Here is the source.

The only tournament that has come anywhere near that was US National Championship 2007 (735 players), followed by US National Chapionship 2006 (513 players). However, there is an unverified claim that 2001 Super Trainer Showdown Qualifier in Gothenburg, Sweden was in fact the third largest tournament in history.

US Nationals 2008 Updates

If you are away at US Nationals and you have any details about the event you’d like to share with us, post ‘em here!

I have heard from the St. Louis PTO that there are only 75 seats (out of a maximum 512) available for the Masters. Could this be the biggest Nationals ever? I think so.

What rumors have you heard? Any word on secret decks?