Final Fantasy & Pokemon Weeks Commence!

Posted on Mar 01 2010

91.8 The Fan & GameTag are proud to bring you our most exciting weeks to date! If you thought our opening week was amazing, then this will surely blow that out of the water. For all the details concerning the prizes, guests, and tournaments make sure to hit the jump!

Beginning on Monday, March 8th and ending on Friday, March 12th we will be hosting a Final Fantasy XIII week. During this week our guest list will be littered with Final Fantasy voice actors from various games, but most notably are those from the latest installment of the series. If you wanted the scoop on Square-Enix’s newest project, then this is it!

During this week, GameTag has provided us with a large array of prizes to give away (and anyone in the world can enter!). We will be giving away four copies of Final Fantasy XIII! All you are required to do is listen to the station to find out how to win. In relation, we will also be giving away copies of God Of War III for all those gore-loving gamers out there. We will also be giving away a second mysterious prize away not on Kana’s Korner, but on a different DJ show, which means that there’s more bang for your buck listening to 91.8 The Fan 24/7.

Right afterwards on Monday, March 15th to Friday, March 19th we’ll celebrating the release of two new Pokemon games. What does this mean? It will be our first ever Pokemon week! Following the same pattern as Final Fantasy week, we will be inviting various Pokemon guests onto the station to talk about their experiences on this popular franchise as well as what they’re doing now.

On Wednesday, March 17th we will be hosting a Pokemon tournament that will end on the following Sunday (IE the 21st). The winners of said tournament will be able to win Pokemon SoulSilver or Pokemon HeartGold. Our staff member, Chris, has composed rules on the competition. If you have any questions please feel free to respond below in the comments suggestion. Sign-ups will start on the 10th, so make sure to enter!

Welcome to the first ever Pokemon tournament hosted by 91.8 The Fan. Let me introduce myself; my name is Chris, but you can just call me professor; I will be your tournament director. As tournament director I will be taking care of everything involving the tournament specifically, so if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to send me a PM on the Forums. Following this introduction is a list of rules that must be followed at all times by all entrants. Please read everything, and enjoy!

Basic Rules

  • There are eighteen unusable Pokemon as outlined by the Battle Tower rules
  • Each party will be made up of six individual Pokemon. No duplicates allowed!
  • All Pokemon are to be auto-leveled to 50


  • Absolutely no one-hit KO moves allowed (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold)
  • There are four additional banned moves: Double Team, Minimize, Sand-Attack, and Smokescreen.


  • All hold items are allowed
  • Each Pokemon may hold an individual item. No two Pokemon may hold the same item

Tournament System

  • Tournament is open to all of the fourth generation games
  • Tournament will be done in a double elimination bracket
  • All first round match-ups will be decided completely at random
  • All battles are single battles
  • Tournament will begin on March 17th and end on March 21st


  • Registration will open on March 10th, when it does both the forum topic and this post will be updated with a submission forum.
  • Registration is open to any members of the 91.8 community who have signed up on the forums. This includes all staff members!

Battle Conclusion

  • At the end of each battle, the winner is to send a Personal Message to the Tournament Director stating that the outcome of the match. This Personal Message will be forwarded to the loser who must reply saying they accept, thus making the match officially concluded.
  • Each round will have a set date and time in which it MUST be completed. If the match is not completed on time, the offending member will be subject to disqualification.

Banned Pokemon
The following list of Pokemon may not be used in the tournament.

  • Mewto
  • Mew
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Celebi
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Jirachi
  • Deoxys
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Phione
  • Manaphy
  • Darkrai
  • Shaymin
  • Arceus
  • Wobuffet

Please note: Any member who breaks the tournament rules, or rules of the forums will be subject to removal of the tournament without warning. These rules will be enforced with a no excuse policy.

And there you have it Fanatics! A full list of rules you are encouraged to review and know upon registering for the tournament. But while you’re doing that, why not check out these suggestions I’ve put together for you before you embark on your quest for victory.

  1. Know your Pokemon! Use a team with variety so you can compete with the many different types throughout the Tournament
  2. Test your wi-fi connection beforehand! This is an important one, because if you cannot connect to your opponent, you will have to be removed from the Tournament!
  3. If you feel a member has broken any of the rules, please send me a Personal Message including all the details you have regarding the issue and it will be dealt with accordingly.
  4. Have fun! Don’t be a sore loser. Even if you lose, congratulate your opponent on the win! It’s a friendly tournament that we are all meant to enjoy!

Well Fanatics, that’s all I’ve got for you! Now that you’ve reached this point, you are all ready to pit your Pokemon against other Pokemon in a battle for the ages! I wish you luck in your quest to become champion!

Good luck and have fun!
(Professor) Chris


  • Is there a prize?

I’m glad you asked! Thanks to GameTag stores, the winner of the winner’s bracket will receive their choice of either Pokemon: Heart Gold or Pokemon: Soul Silver!

  • What does Double Elimination mean?

Double Elimination means that if you lose your match-up in the first bracket, you have another chance in the loser’s bracket! The winner of the loser’s bracket get’s which ever version of the game the winner of the winner’s bracket didn’t take.

  • What happens after the winners of the two brackets are announced?

We have them battle it out to decide the champion of the first ever Pokemon Tournament on 91.8 The Fan of course! What’s better than a prize AND bragging rights?!

  • Who came up with these rules?

Believe me, my curious little friend! These rules have been discussed and specially tailored over the past couple months to suit and please as many people as possible! I owe many thanks to all the staff for making this possible.

  • Can my friend join?

If you have a friend who would enjoy all of the beneficial, fun and exciting features we offer here at 91.8 The Fan, tell them to come join up! Have them introduce themselves and have them contribute positively to the community, and they are free to join us!

91.8 The Fan would like to present a huge thank you to GameTag as well as all the fans who made this site possible. In conjunction, we would like to ask for your support in making this event huge. If possible we would like to ask anyone to tell their friends who are interested, and pass word of mouth concerning the site around. We can only continue with this organized weeks with events such as this if there is enough interest. So make sure to pass the site to all of your friends!

On behalf of the 91.8 The Fan team, I’d like to sincerely thank you!


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  • EagleEyes March 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    I want to be the very best. Like no one ever was!

  • ace8489 March 1, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    To catch them is my real test.To train them is my cause.

  • Zero Gravity March 1, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    to train them is my cause…

    -shoots people who sing the song-
    I will be the ultimate victor! >:D
    For my friend! who… needs the game!

  • Sandgolem March 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Oh man this rocks so hard ;3 I should know. I helped organize it.

  • TheDrunkenShadow March 3, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Mah pokeymanz are gonna make you all cry. 😉

  • Dragomir March 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Great, now I have to go replace My lost copy of platinum, level six characters, and enter this tourney in a week. Yay!

  • Dragomir March 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Then again, I could just by a copy of Heart/Soul. Such A dilemma.

  • christmas4477 March 4, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    I hope you guys like being dominated. Be sure to tell everyone you know about this stuff

  • Narusuke Uzichiha March 7, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    oh yeah. its time to dust off my old Diamond and show ya’ll how its done! Believe it!

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