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PAX Pokemon League 2015

philomglolphilomglol Melbourne, AUSRegistered User regular
edited September 2015 in PAX Australia
What is the PAX Pokemon League?
The PAX Pokemon League is a weekend-long alternate reality game played at PAX! Gym leaders wander the convention centre halls, ready to battle upstart young challengers like you! Find them and defeat them in battle, and you'll receive their badge. If you can collect eight gym badges, you'll earn the right to find and challenge Elites - then the Champion - for the right to be crowned champion yourself!

Battles can take place anywhere at PAX, and are conducted using the most recent generation of the Pokemon Games. Note that this is NOT a tournament: just like in the game, ANYONE can train a team of their favourite Pokemon and challenge the League. We plan to have gym leaders at many difficulty levels, so everyone has a chance to live the Pokemon dream!

A little more info...
This will be the second outing for the PAX Pokemon League Australia. Started at PAX Prime 2010 by the dedicated Professor Pine, and with the support of a small group of dedicated leaders, the PAX Pokemon League has grown and continues to grow each year! Hundreds of challengers have taken challenge, proving themselves in battle and earning countless badges. But only a scant handful have managed to ascend the ranks and defeat the champion... and you could be next among them!

What do I need to participate?
All that is required is a copy of the most recent generation of Pokemon Games, keen eyesight*, and a love of Pokemon Battle! Gym leaders will be all over PAX, and can be identified by their bright green scarves. Approach them, challenge them to a battle, and if they deem you worthy, you'll earn their badge! No need to sign up or anything, just find a gym leader and start battling!

*Note: Keen Eyesight only required to see neon green clothes in a sea of black t-shirts.

If, however, you want to know more about the league, join the community of challengers, and find information and hints that will help you locate and identify the gym leaders... well, you should visit our site where in the coming weeks we're going to be revealing leader profiles, detailed rules, and other fun things. We've also got a twitter account (@PAXPokemon) where gym leaders will often post their locations as they wander the con, and a Facebook group ( where if you like us you can see news and pictures from our Hall of Fame!

What are the rules?
The rules have been posted at

What do I win?
Those who conquer the league will win eternal glory as a champion, being immortalized in the Hall of Fame, along with respect from their peers, and the ability to be forced to sit through the game's credits sequence.

Also, there may be some prizes...

That sounds awesome, can I help?
Gym Leaders for this year are locked in, but we're always looking for volunteers, artists and web developers who want to help make the PPL bigger, better, and shinier.

So, that's great, but what is this thread for?
This is the place to interact with challengers and leaders! We're always looking for cool ideas to improve the league, or input on rules that will help make the league more fun.

We also want to spread the word about the league! Tell us if you have any ideas about people we should talk to to get the word out.

If nothing else, we're always up for discussions about shorts and how comfy and easy to wear they are.

Love Pokemon? Coming to PAX Aus? Challenge the PAX Pokemon League!
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  • snowyalicesnowyalice Registered User regular
    Cool Cool.

  • philomglolphilomglol Melbourne, AUSRegistered User regular
    edited September 2015
    If you're feeling interested in listening to a bunch of us aussies lugs talking about PAX and Pokemon, and the PAX Pokemon League, cast your ears over here

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    Love Pokemon? Coming to PAX Aus? Challenge the PAX Pokemon League!
  • snowyalicesnowyalice Registered User regular
    Leader reveals are coming up soon!

  • philomglolphilomglol Melbourne, AUSRegistered User regular
    Made a mongo big edit to the OP in case you actually wanted to know some stuff about PPL AUS 2015!

    We want you! To Challenge us :)

    Love Pokemon? Coming to PAX Aus? Challenge the PAX Pokemon League!
  • FernurionFernurion Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    We also have a rubbish podcast! Head on over to the Pax Pokemon League Youtube channel for discussions on the league, random blather, battles, a little bit of whiskey, helpful advice for first time con goers and many, many Espurrs. Get to know you leaders before the big weekend!

    (Sorry about the lack of proper thumbnails, I'll sort those out once the new leader art is finished)

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