Results in Patriarch's Palace 12-30
everyone, Patriarch is planning to do something special
for the year's end...what's that? Special Olympics cake
bake? Not quite...However, it is just as competitive! I
am pleased to announce that I am going to revive John
Schweppe (RaNd0m)'s old award article from 02! If you
would like to vote, then please do so, by all means! The
more people we have that vote, the better. At the end of
the article, I will give you all the information you
need to send in your ballot!!!
without further adieu, the categories, and their
1. Best Deck (E-ON):
I say "best," vote however you wish. May it really have
been the strongest, or your favorite...whatever
constitutes "best" for you is fine by me! These decks
all made a previous impact in the past!
(P.S.: E-on STRICTLY relates to the e-on era. BEFORE
red/green was legal! )
Dominated the states and gym challenges
Always a step behind blaziken until the National
Championships, where not a single Blaziken T4'ed
The all-knowing "counter" to Blaziken. Had solid
matchups vs every deck on this list other than Gardevoir
-Magma: The BEAST that took America by surprise, and won
the world Championships.
pioneered by Martin Moreno, and did will with Kyle
Sucevich (2nd at Nationals) and John Wetz (3rd at East
The deck that had just started to surface at Nationals,
T8'ed South Stadium Challenge, and WON the East SC! For
a long while, it was considered the unopposed top deck
in the format, until Worlds and the format rotation.
A stable deck that was also a shocker during the stadium
challenges, placing 2nd twice.
2. Best Deck (RS-on):
Similar to the 1st category, only with pretty much
different choices, and in the CURRENT era. So, without
the set to be released in February in consideration, or
the E-on sets, vote away!
One of only two E-on era decks in this nomination.
Nidos king and queen are quite the force out of RG!
Doing nice in the City Championships of 04/05
-Magma: One of only two E-on era decks in this
The much hyped-up turtle is doing well for himself (and
also my favorite deck)
Turn Two 70!!! Heeeyah! =P
-Dark Dragonite: in Combination with Electrode, this is
the most popular deck out of the newest set.
-Dark Tyranitar: A severe underdog in the new format,
but seems to be doing well in Canada/elsewhere
3. Best Rogue Deck (RS-on):
my humble opinion, the most successful decks, as of
right now, are ROGUE. If you can think outside even this
box, there's no telling where you'll go! But, here are
the more noteworthy rogues.
Metagame madness! Not too popular, or high up in tiers,
but eh, who can resist godly magnetons???
ex: Fossils...then Bellossom...then Slowbro...AGH!!! How
can I kill this crazy thing?
An amazing/cheap attack, and a Focus Band power. I think
you've just been pwn't! KILLS Blastoise!
-Slaking: Popular in Japan with Blaziken, this big dude
can be a lethal force with Surprise! Time Machine and
Also popular in japan (with the unreleased Salamence
ex), gusting is not too shabby.
-Dark Ampharos: Evolve...take damage. Get ATM
Rocked...evolve...take damage. >_<
This guy is just insane. A non-ex who basically can do
slightly limited damage to what Rayquaza could!
4. Best Event (03/04 season):
-World Championships: Considered by many as the most
successful world-class event ever.
-National Championships: Despite software problems, a
late start, and fishy side event results, this was
Nintendo's first big event.
-West Stadium Challenge: California's event of the year!
-South Stadium Challenge: Texas' event! EEEEE ^_^
-East Stadium Challenge: Maryland's do-hicky.
5. Least washed-up:
don't you just love these guys? They all were-and
are-great players who have since restored their names,
some having written for Pojo, too!
-Jason Klaczynski: Ness' Nest, TMB and STS fame...nice
to know he T8'ed Nintendo Nats after being absent for a
-Alex Brosseau: A mizer of many, "Big Chuck" won the
best player award two years ago, and is still kicking
butt and taking names!
-Chris Fulop: After some disappointing Nintendo results,
about to quit, Fulop comes back in full force, taking
the silver at ESC!!!
-Dallas Dalton: As his last Pokemon event (and the first
in a LONG time), he T4's a gym challenge.
-Martin Moreno: After screwing over screwing, Martin
Moreno FINALLY wins his trip tournament! Jehovah
blessed, he is!
6. Biggest Upset:
-Wailord ex being good: Andrew Newman's fossil/wailord
deck took a bunch of heat on 'Gym.
-Magma winning worlds: Tsugoyoshi Yamato did the
impossible, and went undefeated in both Japanese Nats
AND Worlds 04!!!
-Hidden Legends: Turned the format upside-down for the
longest amount of time.
-Nationals: A surprising event, with an even more
surprising outcome! NO BLAZIKEN, WHAAAAT?!
Rewards: Professors and Players can now earn FREE
SHTUFFZ for their long hours of dedication. Meaning, you
win without even winning! =O
7. Best Pokemon Site:
-Pojo: well, you're reading it!
-Pokegym: The #1 source for up-to-date info on US
-Poke-Neo: Largest concentration of deckbuilders
-Pokemon-tcg.com: The official nintendo site; still
-Pokemon Trading Cards Online (PTCO): Largest trading
site on the net
-Pokebeach: Has the best, and most complete scans of the
-Pokemon Zeo: A collaboration of insanity!
8. Most Outspoken:
Van Bemmelen (rainbowgym): Netherlander with a passion
-Chris Fulop (Tyranitar666): He likes getting into
fights at pokegym ;p
-Martin Moreno: You know his opinions VERRRRY well by
now! No need to explain.
-Matthew Riddle (Prime): One of Pokegym's heaviest
posters; has gotten into deep debate more than once.
-Drew Holton (JediDrew): Whether it's his morals or
beliefs in question, people always want a Do for the
9. Best playing area in the US:
-East (Maryland, VA, Florida)
10. Funniest Pokemon-Related Happening/Prank:
-Scavenger hunts for Pichu: take an obsessed pokefan's
toy away at a national or world event, and you've got a
-Dropping a bag of worthless Unknown A's on somebody's
head: OUCH, and a cruddy card killed you too? =(
-Asking out the 10- World Champion: Silly Martin...
-Dumping 7 empty pizza boxes on a pokefan's doorstep at
worlds: Poor Newman...
-Losing a Pokemon card bet, and being forced to eat
packages of spice: Poor Tom...
-Sucking on a Phanpy nose in a provocative way: Teehee!
-Sucking on an officer Jenny figurine...in a provocative
way: mmmm, yumMY! ^_-
11. Sexiest Player:
-Levi Canfield (Monkeyman8889)
-John Kettler (Patriarch)
-Kyle Sucevich (Pooka)
-Colin Moll (Swanton1717)
12. Best Era in Pokemon TCG:
-03/04 Nintendo season
-04/05 Nintendo season
SOOOOO, now you've seen the categories and nominees! Now
you're asking, "how, oh how do I vote?!"
Well, it's very easy. Just send an e-mail to me,
Patriarch! I do not want to sort through "omits" or
whatever, so I would like you all to vote for all twelve
categories, even if you aren't too sure of what/who
should get the win. Also, I want the specific e-mail
title! Here is an example, including everything you have
"Mail to: email@example.com
Topic Title: Pojo Award Vote
First Name: Gilbert
Nickname: Jimbo-Bob Valdes
#4: National Championships
Lia Van Bemmelen
Sucking on Phanpy
shown in the example, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org,
sooo....hop to it!!! ^_^
will be collecting votes until Tuesday, December 28th,
2004! People who send their ballots to me on THE DAY OF
December 28th might not be counted, and any ballots sent
in 12-29 OR LATER will be deleted. I will tally up votes
as they come in, and guarantee to have the results in by
the 30th. If Pojo and co have abandoned the fort for the
holidays, then it'll be done before the 30th, but not
posted 'til the start of the new year.
luck to all nominees, and may the best man, deck, or
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