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Meet the Pokémon Professor Team

Pokémon Professor started as an idea that Founder, Ken Pescatore had when looking for a creative outlet that he could work on from home once the normal people in the house had gone to sleep. While talking in to a mic and editing with headphones on was definitely a realistic night time hobby, he soon realized that it was just the first step in a never ending Pokémon journey. 


The first episode of the Gotta Watch'em All Podcast was released on August 1st, 2016 under the banner of Toys For Games, a Podcast Community focusing on video games and collecting which Ken was the Community Manager for. The show was originally hosted by Ken and his (then) wife Melissa, however she stepped down from hosting a few months after release and was replaced by Adam Tuttle. Gotta Watch'em All was the original name of the brand, which was re-branded to the Pokémon Professor Network (PPN) in early 2019. For more info, visit GottaWatchemAll.com.


While the Pokémon: The Series anime and all forms of Pokémon were discussed on Gotta Watch'em All, the overwhelming popularity and demand for Pokémon GO content spawned the creation of the Lured Up Podcast. The first episode of Lured Up was released on September 5th, 2017. Originally hosted by Ken, Melissa and Adam, the show and brand soon took off and we had found our identity and flow. Melissa stepped down from hosting in early 2020. The popularity of Lured Up influenced the decision to continue growth of the Network as well as our efforts on Social Media and at live events. For more info, visit LuredUp.com.


Having roots in the Pokémon TCG, Special Conditions was a passion project for Adam, which came full circle when Toys For Games co-creator, Josh Brown was recruited to co-host. Being new to the world of Pokémon, Josh brings a humble dynamic that balances against Adam's TCG expertise and competitive pedigree. For more info, visit SpecialConditionsTCG.com.


The NJ GO Battle League (formerly NJ Silph Arena) is our project that is outside of the Podcast space. Focusing on competitive Pokémon GO, the NJ GBL is an accredited Silph Arena Community hosting multiple remote and live events in NJ. To help manage the incredible amount of logistics behind competitive events, we recruited Gary Kruk and Paul Bhatt, two local community leaders from the Jersey Shore. With their help, the NJ GBL has developed an exceptionally active Discord Community of over 50 different Pokémon GO Communities in NJ and beyond. For more info visit NJGOBattle.com and join our Discord!


The future is bright for the Pokémon Professor Network, with expansions coming to our Podcast Roster as well as our content and event schedules! Thank you so much for checking us out, and hope you will find some content that can help bring more Pokémon into your life!


Thank you!

The Pokemon Professor Network Team

We want to hear from you!

The most important part of this brand is the community that powers it. We are fortunate to have an active, engaged, and passionate group of trainers that supports and interacts with us. We want to hear from you and offer a ton of ways to connect. From Social Media to email to live events, our doors are always open!


Email us!

info@pokemonprofessor.com

info@luredup.com

info@gottawatchemall.com

info@specialconditionstcg.com

info@njgobattle.com (coming soon)


Connect with us on Social!

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Instagram

TikTok

Patreon (Unlock PPN Discord)

Twitch

NJ GBL Discord


Listen to our Podcasts!

Apple

Google

Stitcher

Spotify

iHeart Radio

Podchaser

and more!


Pokémon Professor Family

Ken Pescatore

Ken Pescatore

Ken Pescatore

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Pokémon Professor Network Founder

Network Podcast Producer

Podcast Host

  • Gotta Watch'em All: 1 - Present
  • Lured Up: 1 - Present

NJ Go Battle League

  • Discord Admin
  • Tournament Organizer

PPN Discord Admin

Social Media Admin

Adam Tuttle

Ken Pescatore

Ken Pescatore

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Podcast Host

  • Gotta Watch'em All: 15 - Present
  • Lured Up: 1 - Present
  • Special Conditions: 1 - Present 

PPN Discord Admin 

Social Media Admin




Josh Brown

Ken Pescatore

Josh Brown

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Podcast Host

  • Special Conditions: 1 - Present

PPN Discord Admin


Melissa Mackaravitz

Melissa Mackaravitz

Melissa Mackaravitz

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Podcast Host Alumni

  • Gotta Watch'em All: 1 - 14
  • Lured Up: 1 - 112





Gary Kruk

Melissa Mackaravitz

Melissa Mackaravitz

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NJ GO Battle League 

  • Discord Admin
  • Tournament Organizer



Paul Bhatt

Melissa Mackaravitz

Paul Bhatt

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NJ GO Battle League

  • Discord Admin
  • Tournament Organizer

Unbreakable Lisa

Unbreakable Lisa

Unbreakable Lisa

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Lured Up Podcast

  • PPN Discord Admin
  • Tournament Organizer





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Unbreakable Lisa

Unbreakable Lisa

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Do you have Pokémon expertise?



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Unbreakable Lisa

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Are you good at keeping order?

Pokémon Professor Extended Family

JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

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Podcast Host

PkmnMstrz: 1 - Present




Roxy Houle

JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

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Podcast Host

PkmnMstrz: 1 - Present



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JoltSw1tch Matt Houle

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Are you good at keeping order?

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