Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by Qalamari | PAX, Pokémon, and you!Destructoid
PAX, Pokémon, and you! - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist





click to hide banner header
About




Scary Womanizing Pig Mask was a good friend. Wherever you've gone, I hope you're in a better place.

Beyamor's avatar fathered mine's love child at PAX East. It's ok though, 'cuz he gave me a picture of a Kirby as child support. Cheap bastard...



I inspired a song. (Thanks, Alphadeus!)


I am an element of Destructoid. (Thanks, Corduroy Turtle!)

10 things that may help you to understand me better.

I used to be the Cblog Recapper for Mondays. It was a good run.



May want to stay out of the old stuff. I didn't know what I was doing when I started here.
Like most other D-toiders I am male, 15 to 30 something, introverted to the point of social ineptitude, and grew up obsessing over whatever videogames I came across-- somewhat to the chagrin of my parents. I have about 9-10 gigs (yes, GIGS) of hard drive space devoted to game music, original soundtracks and remixes alike (Much love for OCRemix ). I've logged many, many hours into World of Warcraft, though I cancelled my account and have been "clean" for a couple of years now. I am a moderately slavering Nintendo fan because-- let's be fair... they were easily the biggest influence in my formative years. Because of this, it is my belief that Smash Bros. Brawl was created specifically for me. The fact that the rest of you may enjoy it is merely coincidence.

I am something of a stickler for both grammar and punctuation, and the use of "LOL" and its truncated ilk sometimes causes me to cringe. Fairly warned be ye, says I.



I work and go to college part time, which is a strain on both my finances and my free time. As such, my gaming collection isn't as up-to-date as I'd like. Somehow, I have managed to obtain a Wii, PS3, and a 360. My favorite console, however, is still the original NES My brother and I bought ourselves 20-odd years ago. I'm almost never more than 50 feet from my DS. I just replaced my computer's innards, and have found that I have more PC games to catch up on than time to do it in. I manage to stay current on most games by visiting friends with other systems, and the ancient art of borrowing. And that's a nice thing about games... if you miss `em you can go back to them years later and they're just the same as they ever were.

I tend to be more of a lurker than a contributor, but if I see something I think is particularly humorous or worthy, I do enjoy sharing.

E-mail: Qalamari {at} gmail {dot} com. Infrequently checked, you're better off sending me a PM on the site.

PSN: Qalamari. Haven't been on there much lately. =/

Steam: Qalamari. Steam sales are craaaazy! Always willing to help with Hat Fortress 2.

Xbox 360: Qalamari. You may be picking up on a theme here by now.

I love to see new Miis. If you add my Wii code, let me know! 5015-7633-5088-2932

Brawl code: 1289-7907-1240. PM me if you add it so I can hit you back.

Mario Kart Wii code: 0731-5535-7924. Same deal.

I had Pokemon codes here once, but I don't think anybody cared.
Player Profile
Follow me:
Qalamari's sites
Badges
Following (94)  

Qalamari
1:55 AM on 08.15.2008



It's no secret to regular readers of this blog that I am a big fan of both Pokémon and the PAX show. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how to combine my two passions and also show the community a little love.

And then it hit me.

I am totally committed to filling out my Pokédex. And when I say "committed" I don't mean it in the sense of "dedicated," it's more in the vein of "They're coming to take me aWAYYY ha-hAAA!" As a result of this (ahem) committment, I played through Pokémon Emerald multiple times to unlock the starting Pokémon from Johto: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.

These three are some of the toughest critters to get in the current generation, but fortunately they can be forced to reproduce. My flash of insight was something simple-- I've been playing around with the breeding mechanic of the games since it was introduced in Gold and Silver, why not do it on a large scale? So I have. And what's perhaps more important, I'm willing to share. If you're into Pokémon and you're going to PAX, just find me during the show, and I'll be happy to trade you one or all three for whatever junk Pokémon you're willing to be rid of.


As a reminder, this is what I'll be wearing at the show. Should be easy to spot, yes?

The critters I've bred for the event each have two Egg moves they wouldn't normally start with and don't learn on their own.


Chikorita starts with Leech Seed and Leaf Storm in addition to its standard Tackle and Growl.


Cyndaquil begins with Will'o'Wisp as well as Flare Blitz plus its standard Quick attack and Leer.


Totodile comes packing Crunch and Dragon Dance combined with its standard Scratch and Leer. Teach it Waterfall and it becomes a very effective and versatile physical attacker.


But that's not all! Destructoid will be representing at PAX to be sure, but I know there are lots of you who couldn't make it this year, or will be too busy at the show to hunt down the freak in the Mario Kart hat. That doesn't mean you're out of luck! If you can't make it, I'll still be happy to send you any or all of the special critters I've made up for the event via Wi-fi. All I ask is that you send me a PM through Destructoid with your Trainer card information. Mine is listed in the image on the sidebar of this blog. From there we can set up a time to make a trade. Please note, I won't have time to do any trades this way until well after the show is over, so your patience is appreciated.

I'd like to thank both Vongore for helping me get these ready and SWPM for rekindling my interest in the game by sending me the Pokémon Ranch on the Wii. Vongore would like me to add that he's willing to take special requests for specific Pokémon since he's just completed his Pokédex in Pearl.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm super excited about this year's PAX. I'll repost this as a reminder when it gets a little closer to the show. Just two weeks to go!

Q
Photo Photo Photo



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more