Pokemon champion stripped of his title after alleged 'poo fight' in hotel

The winner of the UK Pokemon Championships, Rubén Puig Lecegui, has been stripped of his title by the Pokemon Company for failing to 'maintain high standards of behaviour conducive to the family-friendly environment'. How? By allegedly having a poo fight in a hotel corridor. Yes, with human poo.

Firstly, we should point out that the actual 'fight' bit is being disputed, but not the poo. A post on Pokexperto, translated through Google Translate, appears to imply that a single human defecation was placed in a hotel hallway as a joke (presumably to trick fellow contestants into thinking it was a Digglet and subsequently challenge it to a duel). But that's not what other reports are saying.

PokéChamp21 on the Pokémon World forums posted:

After 30-40min in my room relaxing with a quick snooze I awoke to the sound of banging comming from down the hall from where the 'Spanish Team' were staying in. It seems that at some point after they had turned up and when we went to Wether Spoons the Spniards had decided to have a 'Poo' fight in the corridor and this had upset the staff and several guests (naturally) at the hotel enough to call the Police and have them leave.

It's not been explicitly stated that this is the reason for the Spaniard's title to be removed. But Pokemon Organized Play Manager Dave Schwimmer (Ross?) posted on the Smogon forums:

The Pokémon Company International expects its players to maintain high standards of behaviour conducive to the family-friendly environment that we foster. The Pokémon Company International conducts full investigations into any matters where we believe that a player has failed to maintain these standards, and take appropriate action when necessary. In this case, we have found that unacceptable behaviour did take place, and have taken the appropriate steps in response.

If the incident and action are indeed linked, we're not surprised such dramatic action was taken by the event's organisers. It can only hurt the brand. I mean, who isn't thinking 'Pookemon' right now? Disgraceful.

Source: NintendoLife




  • DF344 - March 12, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    Who the hell does that?! Damn professional Pokemon players!
  • Ravenbom - March 11, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    Oh god the shit that people do to hotel rooms. My first full time job was a summer job on a hotel's housekeeping staff and we worked in pairs so we used to decide who cleaned what room ahead of time because of shit like a the occasional shit in the middle of the beds, or 2 liter coke bottles full of dirty needles, bloody bandages or used condoms and bloody tampons no where near the trash, dead animals and other things I've tried to block from my mind. It wasn't everyday, but you get horrible rooms like that about once a week. I seriously put a sleeping bag on top of hotel room beds for a little while after that job.
  • AuthorityFigure - March 9, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    Got sick of playing with his dick and started playing with his shit. Loser.
  • Y2Ken - March 8, 2012 4:21 a.m.

    Oh dear lord! The Towelly joke factory is on fire again! Save the women and children! Fantastic (and indeed pun-tastic) article Justin.
  • darron13 - March 8, 2012 2:53 a.m.

    SO MANY PUNS. They're really poopping up in this comment section.
  • BackwaterRifle - March 7, 2012 6:45 p.m.

  • winner2 - March 7, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Lol, bet he wasn't expecting that.
  • angelusdlion - March 7, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    Way to show that pokemon players aren't immature little kids.
  • Tazerbri - March 7, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    So if I read this and all I got was a Friends reference am I in trouble?
  • D0CCON - March 7, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    "presumably to trick fellow contestants into thinking it was a Digglet and subsequently challenge it to a duel" What is this, Yugioh? People don't have Pokemon duels, they have Pokemon battles! Amateurs! Anyways, that is really, really sad.
  • Rainbow-Carnage - March 7, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    Oh those zany Spaniards.
  • dayv-baraniecki - March 7, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    What the fuck did i just read?
  • GameManiac - March 7, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    The shit has hit the (Pokemon) fan.
  • Fafnir - March 7, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    You don't have enough badges to control me!!
  • Gazanator101 - March 7, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    Nobody expects the Spanish Defecation.
  • IceBlueKirby - March 7, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    "...was placed in a hotel hallway as a joke (presumably to trick fellow contestants into thinking it was a Digglet and subsequently challenge it to a duel)" Fan-fucking-tastic. lol I dunno which is better, that, or Gazanator101's comment. XD
  • Mooshon - March 7, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    "To an unwitting member of staff this could look like some kind of dirty protest against the standard of service, which I happen to think is very good"
  • GR_JustinTowell - March 7, 2012 8:51 a.m.

  • J-Fid - March 7, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    Maybe he thought he was a Darumaka?
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - March 7, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    Insert shit pun here.

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