Team Rocket Sent Blasting Off from Poké-Launch

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Some bogus flyers promising "exclusive Mystery Gifts" caused quite a foofaraw at yesterday's Pokémon Platinum Launch in New York. Team Rocket is being blamed for the disturbance. Yes, really.

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The slightly 'shopped flyer mentioning gifts (above) went up outside the Nintendo World Store launch party yesterday. Why, who could be behind such a plot? None other than those fiendish, diabolical, no good son-of-a-bitch bastards from Team Rocket. Says The PKM Database:

A rotund, bearded, and generally unkempt individual dressed as a Team Rocket grunt was escorted out of the event by security for distributing a very hacked level 100 shiny Gengar from Lovely Place.

I have no idea what a very hacked level 100 shiny Gengar is, but it sounds tasty. PKM Database added that "there were at least 2 reported Wi-Fi Mystery Gift signals," and the stink was enough to prompt warnings, over World Store intercom, not to download any mystery gifts as they would surely corrupt your Pokemans. If I knew anything about this universe I'd make a snide pun right here.

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I can't tell if GoNintendo was being facetious or not, but they offered that picture (at left) as a possible image of the suspect. "I've seen this guy at almost every Pokemon event I can think of at the Nintendo World Store," GoNintendo writes. "Either he absolutely snapped, or the event staff was working with him to just have a little fun."

Nintendo World Store Launch Party Mystery Gift DISASTER [The PKM Database via GoNintendo]

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I think I speak for the general public when I say "WTF?"