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4th Anniversary Party at Q-ZAR!!

It’s August! You know what that means… SPLI’s Anniversary Event is right around the corner!

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RSVP on Facebook HERE!

Join StreetPass Long Island as we celebrate not only our 4th year running local meetup events for Nintendo enthusiasts… but also the launch of Metroid Prime: Federation Force on Nintendo 3DS! We’re hosting a special group rate event on Friday, August 29th, at Q-ZAR in Carle Place – that means that you pay only $15 for unlimited laser tag game play from 8pm to 1am!

If you are a Metroid cosplayer, don’t be shy! Cosplay is encouraged, as long as it doesn’t hinder the laser tag equipment.

We will also have access to the private party room, so we can hang out and play Metroid Prime: Federation Force, check StreetPasses, and compare medals in Pokemon GO!

To join our event and get the special group rate, come to Q-ZAR at 8pm and let them know you are with the StreetPass Long Island group! Then come find us, join a team and shoot some lasers!!

*pew pew*

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StreetPass Game Show Survey

SPLI is super excited to announce that we will be hosting the first ever StreetPass Game Show at Eternal Con 2016! The best part is that YOU can participate!!

How? There are two ways. They’re both easy! The first way is to get a ticket for Eternal Con, happening this June 10th – 12th! Some contestants will be randomly selected from the audience!

Want an even EASIER way? You can participate in the StreetPass Game Show Survey! Our game show is going to use the “Family Feud” format, so we need to survey the masses to find out the most popular answers to Nintendo-related questions! The survey will be open until early June.

TAKE THE STREETPASS GAME SHOW SURVEY NOW!

SPLI Upcoming Events

Wondering when the next StreetPass Long Island event will be? There are lots of fun events planned for SPLI members, so here’s all the info you need!

March 20 (2pm to 5pm) – Amiibo Tournament at A Store of Fire and Dice

Bring your trained Amiibo figures and battle in a singles format tournament (1 v 1, 3 stock, 6 minute max) to see which Amiibo has the most skill! A prize will be awarded to the winner! ASOFAD is also running a regular Smash tournament for those who wants to get a taste of the action for themselves.

March 23 (8:30pm) – Amiibo Wars at Lizard Lounge

The Amiibo Wars tournament is back at the Lizard Lounge! Bring up to 4 Amiibo figures to battle it out in 8-Player Smash mode. $5 Entry Fee. Also enjoy drink specials and karaoke throughout the event. 21 and up only, please!

April 8 (8:00pm) – Night of the Nerds at The Velvet Lounge

Those who have been to a Night of the Nerds event before know about all the awesomeness – including awesome bands playing live, classy burlesque dancers, and of course incredible cosplay! We’ll be hosting a video game tournament at the event as well, keep an eye out for more details!

April 9 (5:00pm) – Monster Hunter NYC 3rd Anniversary

To celebrate their group’s 3rd Anniversary, Monster Hunter NYC is collaborating with local StreetPass groups such as SPLI and SPNYC (and others!) to host an epic event at McMahon’s Public House in Brooklyn! Tournaments that have been announced include MH4U, Smash Bros. and Pokemon!

Nintendoland at Adventureland!

SPLI’s 3rd Anniversary is fast approaching! In past years we’ve celebrated with big Pokemon parties and tournaments, but this year we wanted to try something different. It’s quite clear that Long Island gamers are fabulous cosplayers, and since our cosplay events are always so much fun we decided to turn our group’s anniversary into a cosplay party! We’re calling our event “Nintendoland at Adventureland” because we plan on invading Long Island’s favorite amusement park in full Nintendo-themed cosplay!

Like Mario? Luigi? Metroid? Legend of Zelda? Pikmin? Wear your favorite costume to Adventureland and go on fun rides with your fellow cosplayers and Nintendo enthusiasts! We’ll be taking tons of photos, so bring your friends too! Just keep in mind that some costumes and props are NOT well suited for amusement park rides, so keep the safety of yourself and others in mind when choosing your cosplay. Also remember that weapon props will not be allowed in the park, so don’t bring that sort of thing please! If you have a specific question, please contact SPLI directly.


DATE: Saturday, August 15th / Rain Date – August 16th

TIME: 1PM – 6PM (or later depending on how it goes!)

WHERE: Adventureland – 2245 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, New York 11735

PRICE: Free to Enter. Tickets must be purchased to go on amusement park rides. There is a Pay One Price option for unlimited rides for those who are interested.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/717436768402953/


Some things to keep in mind:

  • Adventureland is open to the public, and most people in the park will not be expecting to see cosplayers running around. Please dress in family-friendly costumes! Please don’t be rude to random people in the park. People might try to take photos of you, if you are not OK with this, please reconsider your cosplay.
  • If your costume includes a hat or props, please be sure to secure them before going on rides! Neither SPLI nor Adventureland is responsible for your cosplay props.
  • You are not required to stay with the group. If you want to branch out and go on rides on your own with your friends, that’s totally fine!
  • While the park is free to enter, please bring money if you plan on doing anything more than sit around. SPLI cannot pay for your tickets or food/drinks.
  • Cosplay is NOT REQUIRED. You can wear whatever you want! But Nintendo costumes, t-shirts, etc. are recommended for optimal fun!
  • Bring your 3DS for StreetPasses! That’s what we’re all about!

We are planning to meet up at 1PM at the front of the parking lot where you buy tickets. We will go into the park together as a group and take some photos. If you need to arrive late, you can come anytime. It shouldn’t be too hard to find the rest of the group members!

Have any questions about the event? Please comment here on the site or email us at info @ spli dot com! 🙂

Gym Leader Spotlight: Elite Four – Fire Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

In anticipation of the upcoming SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on Sunday, March 15th, we wanted to introduce to you one of our Elite Four Gym Leaders!

Elite Four: Fire Gym Spotlight

Gym Leader: Wes

Battle Format: Singles – Normal Rules, Items Clause

Accepting Challenges: Sunday, March 15th from 5pm-8pm at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge at GameHut in Babylon, NY

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: The big Elite Four Challenge event is coming up shortly! Are you ready to face the challengers? One question we always ask Gym Leaders is about their rules and format. What made you decide on the Fire Gym’s format?

Anthony: It was the most familiar Battle Style I can choose. [That is why] I chose Normal Singles.

SPLI: It can definitely be a good thing to stick with what you know! What about your favorite Pokémon on your team? Would you like to share that with us?

Anthony:  I would say Magmortar. I love its design and I think it’s surprisingly good movepool gives it an edge over most of the other Fire Pokemon with moves like Thunderbolt and Psychic. It also appeals to me because not many people seem to like the Pokemon, so it kind of appeals to me, but I think it might actually be out of pity. Regardless, it’s still amazing.

SPLI: Lots of people want to know hints and tips to help them beat your team. Do you want to share your secrets??

Rick: Not really, given I am an Elite Four, people can just look at my type and anticipate what I would likely use.

SPLI: It seems like you’ve got a lot of experience when it comes to battling! Do you participate in PVGC and other competitions?

Anthony: 8 Years ago, I won the Pokemon National Qualifier Tournament. This important for me because I really proved to myself that I accomplished being a real life Pokemon Master. [Also, I am always looking for new friends to play videogames with.] I want to be able to play co-op with people. If anyone would be interested email me at voltcatfish@gmail.com.

SPLI: Wow, you are definitely going to be tough to beat! What do you think, SPLI? Do you have what it takes to win? Come to the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on 3/15 and battle your way to the top!

If you would like to challenge Wes and the Fire Gym, you must first have beaten 8 regular Gym Leaders from the SPLI Pokemon League either via WIFI or at our SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! Once you have 8 wins against the SPLI Gym Leaders, then all you have to do is wait for the event on 3/15! You can also battle a sample of the E4 Fire Gym by scanning his Secret Base QR code below!

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Gym Leader Spotlight: Elite Four – Ghost Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

In anticipation of the upcoming SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on Sunday, March 15th, we wanted to introduce to you one of our Elite Four Gym Leaders!

Elite Four: Ghost Gym Spotlight

Gym Leader: Wolf Atlas

Battle Format: Doubles – Normal Rules

Accepting Challenges: Sunday, March 15th from 5pm-8pm at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge at GameHut in Babylon, NY

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: The SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge is only a few days away! For those who have been busy prepping, we’d like to share a little information about your team. What made you want to be the Ghost Gym Leader?

Wolf Atlas: Ghost Pokemon help you hone your skills in a different way. Battling is not about just strength, it is also about wisdom and smarts. Without these as well, you won’t get far in life.

SPLI: That’s true, those are very important qualities! You’ve clearly put a lot of thought into this. But how did you choose your Gym’s format?

Wolf Atlas:  Double battles offer more to the table. Testing one trainer’s ability to handle 2 Pokemon over 1 will bring more out of them.

SPLI: Are there any tips or hints that you would like to share on how to prepare to challenge your Ghost team?

Wolf Atlas: As long as you have good synergy with your team you should be fine.

SPLI: Looks like you are all set to take on challengers at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! What other games do you play in your spare time? 

Wolf Atlas: Check out my Youtube channel nighthawk12211 where I upload gaming content for fun. Games such as Pokemon, Smash 4 and more are played on this channel.

SPLI: Awesome, we’ll definitely check it out! And to everyone else, don’t forget that you need to earn the right to battle the SPLI Elite Four by beating 8 regular Gym Leaders! Come to the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on 3/15 and battle your way to the top!

If you would like to challenge Wolf Atlas and the Ghost Gym, you must first have beaten 8 regular Gym Leaders from the SPLI Pokemon League either via WIFI or at our SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! Once you have 8 wins against the SPLI Gym Leaders, then all you have to do is wait for the event on 3/15! Until then, you can also scan Wolf Atlas’ Secret Base QR code, which has a small preview of his Ghost Gym team!

Gym Leader Spotlight: Elite Four – Steel Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

In anticipation of the upcoming SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on Sunday, March 15th, we wanted to introduce to you one of our Elite Four Gym Leaders!

Elite Four: Steel Gym Spotlight

Gym Leader: Tendo

Battle Format: Singles – Normal Rules / Evasion clause, Sleep clause, Item clause and Species clause

Accepting Challenges: Sunday, March 15th from 5pm-8pm at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge at GameHut in Babylon, NY

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: The SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four event on March 15th is just about a week away. Competitors are getting ready to face the toughest trainers in SPLI, such as you and your Steel Gym! We noticed that you have very specific rules for your Gym, what made you decide on this?

Tendo: I chose singles so we could duel like knights.  Item clause makes for more interesting predictions and team building.

SPLI: We’ve appeared on panels together, so some of us already know who your favorite Pokemon is on your Steel team. But for those who don’t know, can you please explain?

Tendo:  Aegislash.  I’ve waited ages for a haunted sword Pokemon.

SPLI: Some Gym Leaders like to give a hint to challengers on what they can expect in battle, or how to strategize. Do you have any tips for the challengers that you will face on 3/15?

Tendo: Type advantage is not the only type of advantage…

SPLI: So you’re a member of the SPLI Elite Four, you have appeared on gaming panels… what else would you like to share with us? Do you have any side projects that you’re working on?

Tendo: Well, I’m part of the StreetPass NYC staff.  Also, I made a documentary about waiting outside Nintendo World Store for a game to come out.  You might even see a couple gym leaders…

SPLI: Thanks for giving us some insight about your Steel Team! So SPLI – do you have what it takes to beat Tendo?? Come to the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on 3/15 and battle your way to the top!

If you would like to challenge Tendo and the Steel Gym, you must first have beaten 8 regular Gym Leaders from the SPLI Pokemon League either via WIFI or at our SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! Once you have 8 wins against the SPLI Gym Leaders, then all you have to do is wait for the event on 3/15! Until then, you can also scan Tendo’s Secret Base QR code, which has a small preview of his Steel Gym team!

Gym Leader Spotlight: Elite Four – Dark Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

In anticipation of the upcoming SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on Sunday, March 15th, we wanted to introduce to you one of our Elite Four Gym Leaders!

Elite Four: Dark Gym Spotlight

Gym Leader: Rick

Battle Format: Singles – Normal Rules / Item clause

Accepting Challenges: Sunday, March 15th from 5pm-8pm at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge at GameHut in Babylon, NY

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: Everyone is getting hyped up to challenge the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four at our event on March 15th. Until now, the Elite Four has been shrouded in mystery. SPLI just revealed that you are the leader of the Dark Gym in the Elite Four. Can you tell us why you chose your mono type team to be Dark type?

Rick: I chose the Dark type for my Gym Type because my favorite type of Pokemon is Dark! I’ve also had past experience using mono­Dark type Pokemon teams in various styles of battle, so I feel that I am well fit for this position. One other thing that hugely marks my inspiration and interest in being a Dark type Gym Leader is that there has yet to be a Dark type Gym Leader in the actual Pokemon video games! So I’m secretly hoping that Game Freak either reads this one day or is already secretly “Nasty Plotting” a super awesome Dark type Gym Leader for the 7th Generation of Pokemon (maybe he or she’ll even be the leader of the new evil organization!).

SPLI: Wow, that would be awesome! When it comes to your Dark team, we were wondering what made you decide on your Gym Rules and Format – Singles, Normal with Item Clause? 

Rick:  The reason for my chosen Gym Format is that I have the most experience in Single battle as I have been playing competitively in this battle format since the 3rd generation, on the timeline around when Pokemon Emerald had been released. I want to give challengers the greatest battles that I can offer, to show them the power that truly lies within the darkness mustered after all of those years of training in the shadows. The Gym Rules I have set up are those most consistent with past Smogon rules, which I am using to make things simpler for competitive Pokemon players who should be familiar with them. I have added Item clause as a little twist to make things interesting. What items will you have your other Pokemon hold when you can’t have 2 Pokemon hold the Leftovers item? How will you restructure your team to fit these requirements? I wonder.

SPLI: We know you don’t want to give away too much about your Dark Gym Team, but since we already know you are going to be a tough competitor… can you just tell us about your favorite Pokémon on your team?

Rick: Absol, especially now that it has a mega evolution. Mega­ Absol to me is one of the most bad@$$ looking mega ­evolutions in existence with its dark angel like appearance. Not to mention, it has a lot of new offensively oriented battle options, so it isn’t just there for show as it can really cause some destruction. Falling for its beauty will simply leave you and your Pokemon in a disaster.

SPLI: We wish you a lot of luck facing the members of SPLI coming to challenge you at the Elite Four Challenge on 3/15. Or maybe we should be wishing them luck instead? We have a feeling the Dark Gym is going to be really tough to beat! Do you want to share any other tips or hints about your strategy? 

Rick: Hmm… I love taking out my victims slowly with draining status effects. Poison, burns, sleep… you name it. Maybe a Pursuit if you try and run away… If you try and fight back, I’ll block with a Protect and the fun will continue for another day… I assure you, many Sucker Punches will be thrown, many Illusions will be seen. It is up to you to discover the truth and this test will decide whether you have enough of a Miracle Eye to see through it all. It’ll be a scream! Mwahahahaha!

SPLI: Yikes! It looks like challengers will have their work cut out for them if they want to be the SPLI Pokemon League Champion! Do you have what it takes?? Come to the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on 3/15 and battle your way to the top!

If you would like to challenge Rick and the Dark Gym, you must first have beaten 8 regular Gym Leaders from the SPLI Pokemon League either via WIFI or at our SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! Once you have 8 wins against the SPLI Gym Leaders, then all you have to do is wait for the event on 3/15! Until then, you can also scan Rick’s Secret Base QR code, which has a small preview of his Dark Gym team!

What You Missed: Majora’s Mask Archery

SPLI members came out despite the arctic freeze to shoot some arrows at the Majora’s Mask Archery event on 2/19/15! We gave out free goodies to all attendees, including custom targets and actual Majora’s Masks!

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Gym Leader Spotlight: Electric Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

To kick off 2015, we want to introduce the Gym Leaders of the SPLI Pokémon League. Check out some details about the Gym and meet the Gym Leaders that you can challenge. You might even find a hint about their teams!

Electric Gym Spotlight – Click Here to Challenge Now!

Gym Leader: Azelfin

Battle Format: Singles – Normal Rules

Accepting Challenges: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Weekends

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: It’s that time again! SPLI members want to know about the Electric Gym! What made you want to be the Electric Gym Leader?

Azelfin: I chose Electric because I have always been a fan of Raichu. Also I think that Jolteon is hands down the coolest Electric Pokémon ever made from Gen 1.

SPLI: Those are definitely some great Pokémon! But what about your Gym rules and format?

Azelfin: I like to keep things simple… I play with Normal/Single because I think doubles, triples, and rotation battles are too confusing. And Normal because in case they have level 50 or below Pokémon, it raises them to level 50.

SPLI: That’s true, those rules keep the battle fair for even a new Pokémon player! Now, we had to ask… do you mind sharing any hints or tips about the Electric Gym?

Azelfin: I wouldn’t give all my secrets away… but lets just say you don’t want the rain to last the whole game! 😛

SPLI: And finally, which game are you currently playing right now? Pokémon X/Y or Pokémon OR/AS?

Shellshock: I prefer OR/AS because it has 2 day care centers and new and strong megas. Plus move tutors YAY!

SPLI: Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! Challengers will be SHOCKED when they battle the Electric Gym!

If you would like to challenge Azelfin, please visit the Electric Gym page and fill out the challenge form! While you wait for your challenge to be accepted, you can also scan Azelfin’s Secret Base QR code, which has a small preview of his Psychic Gym team!