Pokemon Black & White Mall Tour @ Mall of America

by Ed ~ March 7th, 2011.

Ava and I attended the Black and White Mall Tour on Saturday. It was a pretty well run event for the most part. We were planning to meet some friends at about 9:45. Unfortunately, we had car troubles (dead battery), so we ended up arriving just after 10AM. The first showing of the Zoroark movie was at 10, and they got in. We missed it.

We kinda got hosed on the whole movie deal. We arrived at the first info booth at about 10:10. It was too late for the 10AM movie, but we were told that they hadn’t yet received the 12:00 movie tickets. We’d just have to come back.

Ava and I then proceeded to rush around the mall to get 5 stamps before the lines became unbearable. It’s a good thing we did. After getting 5 stamps, people then had to wait in line to spin a wheel to see what prize they would receive. When we got there (at about 10:45), there were exactly 0 people ahead of us. We waltzed up and spun. Ava got a Snivy stylus. I got a Snivy patch. And there was much rejoicing.

We then decided to go back to see some of the stuff we zoomed by before, so we headed back to wait in line to play the new videogame. In line just ahead of us was a loud group of Team Rocket cosplay girls and a bit behind us was the Lesky crew (with Troy sporting a new tattoo which I should have captured on film). All the cosplayers were one of the more interesting attractions of the day, actually. It gave the event a fun and friendly feel.

Speaking of cosplay, we ran into Umbreon along the way. After the event, I looked him up. Apricot the Gerbil had a password giveaway, which was quite cool. Ava really appreciates the Mew bouncy ball she received.

Oh yeah, at one point, we headed back to get our noon movie tickets. We were informed that they ran out. All they had was 2:00 ones. Well, Ava had to be at a hockey game at 4:15, so that wouldn’t work. We found a young couple of Pokemon trainers before leaving and donated our 2PM tix to them. Hopefully they had a good time at the movie.

We did finally meet up with our friends, but we were all done with the stamping by then. We walked around with them and ended up meeting Grumpig. When we decided to leave, they went to wait in line for the wheel spin. Man, that line was LONG. I’m so glad we bolted through the stamp process early.

Here are our pictures. It was fun. States is coming up on Saturday. I’m definitely not prepared.

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  • I saw you were talking with Apricot when I was waiting in line to get my booklet. I rushed to get all the stamps too, to avoid the lines we had to leave after 12 so didn’t have much time to try everything. Which is fine, I didn’t really want to demo the game since I got it the next day. The pins would have been cool to have but I will live. I didn’t end up seeing the movie but once I found that the promo card was a giant card I didn’t care as much for missing the movie.

    • Ed

      Yeah, I forgot to mention the pins. We almost missed those. We walked right past the guy handing them out, but we stopped to check something else out. Then I noticed him handing ’em to the others, so we went back.

      Ava got the big promo card from the movie, because my friend brought his 2 kids. They had 3, so he gave Ava his.

      Soari said hi, and I assumed he was there with some others, but we were on a down escalator (him looking down from above) and couldn’t talk much. I would have liked to meet up with more people, but we were kinda on a mission the entire time, anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Thats cool that you two got to go. I wish I could, but they didn’t come to close to me.

    It sounds like it was pretty cool, and that pic with you and Tepig is funny.

    • Ed

      If you like that, check the ones that I just added to the slide show. They took some pics in front of a green screen, and Ava and I just picked out our backgrounds and such.

      • Anonymous

        Lol the first one with just you is pretty funny. And then Ava comes and has to cuten the place up.

        Why can’t all the pictures be with Ed in funny places making a fool out of himself? That would be some must see tv, or pictures


        • Ed

          I’m starting to see that you think any picture of me looks like I’m making a fool of myself. :)

          • Anonymous

            well not the ones with Ava, cause then you just look like a dad of a cute kid.

            The ones where you are alone with a giant pig, those are funny!