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Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« on: September 30, 2009, 07:34:35 pm »
I know how old this is, but i just read about it, and figured it deserved its own thread.

Apparently a shiny gengar was given away at the nintendo store in NYC during the platinum release.


A fake flyer was distributed beforehand mentioning a mystery gift giveaway (seen below)


The person who was distributing this pokemon (via an R4 card and mystery gift ROM) was dressed up as james from team rocket, and was kicked out as soon as they figured out where the signal was coming from.

Apparently the Gengar's name was "Nigger" and it had the ability "Truant"
Its moveset was "Snatch", "Thief", "Sucker Punch", and "Sludge Bomb".

But thats just the beginning

Those who recieved said Gengar have reported the game freezing upon removing it from your party.


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http://www.genmay.com/frontpage/index.php?p=vB811235
http://boards.ign.com/pokemon/b5012/178573302/p1/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaming-discussion/racist-gengar-anyone-know-to-get-rid-of-it/t.48556809/

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 07:44:29 pm »
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 07:47:34 pm »
wut the...Ari would want to see this!

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 08:26:11 pm »
I'm sorry, but I think that's hilarious.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 08:27:40 pm »
LOLOLOLOL

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 08:28:32 pm »
I'm sorry, but I think that's hilarious.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 02:46:12 pm »
I'm sorry, but I think that's hilarious.
Yes nikki that is very funny

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 06:49:53 pm »
I'm sorry, but I think that's hilarious.
Yes nikki that is very funny

I will say that I laughed, but I can also understand people finding it super offensive too...
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 07:02:59 pm »
It's comical in a 4chan type of way.  The kind that really shouldn't shared with children...or really with society in general.  I can laugh at this kind of humour, but I certainly wouldn't condone it.

EDIT: I think that the more serious offense here is that it was hacked to cause actual damage, which pushes it beyond a joke, to the point that it's just a bad prank, and as such, the racism just makes it worse.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 08:39:43 pm »
I don't think little kids should be exposed to that.  I feel bad for any of them that have this on their game now.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 04:06:01 pm »
I don't think little kids should be exposed to that.  I feel bad for any of them that have this on their game now.

its quite easy to get rid of.
all they have to do is open there team in there pc, and release it, or trade it.
you just can't put it in your pc

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 07:13:47 pm »
I don't think little kids should be exposed to that.  I feel bad for any of them that have this on their game now.

its quite easy to get rid of.
all they have to do is open there team in there pc, and release it, or trade it.
you just can't put it in your pc
It's still pretty messed up, though, even if they can get rid of it.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 07:45:57 pm »
I don't think little kids should be exposed to that.  I feel bad for any of them that have this on their game now.

its quite easy to get rid of.
all they have to do is open there team in there pc, and release it, or trade it.
you just can't put it in your pc
It's still pretty messed up, though, even if they can get rid of it.

its still pretty funny though.
i need to find the picture of the guy that did it because it is funnier if you see him.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 01:11:53 am »
its still pretty funny though.
i need to find the picture of the guy that did it because it is funnier if you see him.

Be careful though. I remember at the time people were accusing some "fat guy dressed as a Rocket" (and it was always mentioned that he was fat for some reason) when it turned out to be someone else entirely.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 09:09:14 am »
it was me ha ha no i lie im not that smart but it is funny to me but bad for you guys so gtfo before your head gos boom

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 07:33:28 am »
OMG, that's horrible.
It's funny because I'm not involved but man that is a horrible prank.
At least he cosplayed for the prank/racist protest.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2009, 09:20:47 am »
yeah, its funny that he was cosplaying as james too, because it is TOTALLY not something james would do.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009, 09:54:50 am »
lies it so is

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2009, 10:44:32 am »
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2009, 11:31:41 am »
you be full of shi-
obvious 12yrold troll is obvious
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2009, 11:55:55 am »
you be full of shi-
obvious 12yrold troll is obvious
oh god im 12 but your the neck beard in your moms basement

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2009, 04:47:24 pm »
Uh.. Is whats going back and forth right here really necessary?

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2009, 07:56:48 pm »
Uh.. Is whats going back and forth right here really necessary?
is whats going on in the quoted post really necessary?
mini-modding ftl.
especially for somebody who is new to the forum.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2009, 10:01:15 pm »
Send your racist pokemon slurs and innuendos in pm's, as much as I have fun reading them (or having no clue what they mean) they dun belong on the forums, argh! 

And yes james would do it, but not sure he would successfully pull it off, and he didn't in real life soooooo

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 10:45:39 pm »
Send your racist pokemon slurs and innuendos in pm's, as much as I have fun reading them (or having no clue what they mean) they dun belong on the forums, argh! 
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 10:54:20 pm »
i don't think i understand.
we weren't making racist pokemon puns.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2009, 11:28:39 pm »
i don't think i understand.
we weren't making racist pokemon puns.
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What we are saying is that even though it does not offend us someone else may be offended plus a mod could see that and take it as a personal attack
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2009, 11:35:03 pm »
I mean anything like that, not just racist comments, this was racist thread after all. :D

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2009, 11:41:40 pm »
I mean anything like that, not just racist comments, this was racist thread after all. :D
wow.
you could not be more wrong.
this was not a racist thread, it was a thread about racism.

i was not being racist when i was talking about what happened at this event.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2009, 12:47:40 am »
I Object

Wait..

Okay, yes.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009, 09:58:48 pm »
So Team Rocket finally impacted the real world. It is amusing that someone actually dressed, acted, and dealt game-corrupting damage like a Rocket, and on the other side, sad that they actually carried it out.

This is an example of what happens when someone takes cosplaying in character too far.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2009, 10:21:40 pm »
This is an example of what happens when someone takes cosplaying in character too far.

Awesome / sad, Life is hard to pick what is the best outcome.  Damaging as things might be, you will likely weigh the results and find a path just for you.  Clearly knowing what may lay ahead and going for it brings joy to those that pursue that knowledge.  Accepting that it is, is all that is left for those weaved into the mix.

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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2009, 11:13:30 pm »
This is an example of what happens when someone takes cosplaying in character too far.

Awesome / sad, Life is hard to pick what is the best outcome.  Damaging as things might be, you will likely weigh the results and find a path just for you.  Clearly knowing what may lay ahead and going for it brings joy to those that pursue that knowledge.  Accepting that it is, is all that is left for those weaved into the mix.
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2009, 04:51:45 am »
Naw, it came straight from the heart.  Channeling my inner spirit.  Every once in a while you can just bust shi out that blows peoples minds. 

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2009, 07:31:03 am »
Did this thread just get philosophical? :P
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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2009, 11:44:21 pm »
Did this thread just get philosophical? :P
yes i think it did its to deep for me to understand

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2009, 02:08:02 am »
Before we judge, we have to understand the thoughts of the person who pulled off said prank.  In all honesty, freaking brilliant.  While many of the effected were painfully wronged in some way, you still must remember the problem has a fairly easy fix (or so it was said previously).  Did said giver of bad gifts learn a lesson about the prank, in the standing of our laws.  I believe this too was an affirmative.  Now how far did said person cross the line of poor action apposed to wonderful prank?  Did he even cross the line, or did he come close to the line at all?  These questions are all personal opinions based on the belief of each person pondering said questions, but when you really look back with an open mind the humor to it all is there.  That is what I think the whole topic is about.  Whether right or wrong, we can assume the answer, that part is irrelevant.  We should solely be talking about the reaction to this, and not bashing someone for attempting to create a memory no one else would dare pull off in in this specific way. 

The way it was done in compared to james (I only watched the original cartoon series so not sure how he acts now) I think this is right around the type of thing he would attempt.  Now as for what it did to the game, I think it would have transferred something out in exchange for this pokemon instead.  Though that would have been a much worse prank and not worthy of humor.  Still I think the action was great in respect to the likeness.  In the end no one got hurt that I know of (game or personally) and the "bad guy" got caught.  (someone said he got caught right?)  Things like this make cosplay extremely enjoyable to hear about.  I would prefer there was no harm done at all, but like with ash, even a prank that hurts, also makes you that much stronger in the end from the experience. 

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2009, 10:33:02 am »
i agree that it was a good prank.
but due to my experience in pokemon, i know that about 55% of the competitive scene is african-american.
i also know that about 35% of african americans do not take offense to black jokes (an actual statistic).

I don't really know what im trying to get at here, but im sure a lot of people were hurt by this.

or at least offended.

the rest of the people were either in on the prank, or thought it was hilarious, both for good reason.

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2010, 09:42:27 pm »
thats awful

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Re: Racist Pokemon Given Away at Nintendo Event
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2010, 11:21:15 pm »
I thought it was funny... in a twisted way...
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