Welcome to the PA Forums thread for the PAX Pokemon League at PAX South 2016!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 center halls, ready to battle upstart young challengers like you! Find them and defeat them in battle, and you'll receive their badge!
Battles can take place anywhere at PAX. Note that this is NOT a tournament: just like in the game, ANYONE can train a team of their favorite 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...
Started at PAX Prime 2010, the PAX Pokemon League has grown and continues to grow each year! The PPL focuses on creating a fun quest to find and battle gym leaders to earn their badges.What do I need to participate?
All that is required is a copy of the newest Pokemon game (X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire), 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 months 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 http://paxpokemonleague.net/rules/
!What do I win?
Those who conquer the league will win the respect of their peers, entry into the Hall of Fame, 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?
PPL South 2016 is nearly upon us, but there's always another PAX and another League on the horizon, join us over on our forums
for more info!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.
We could also talk about your Pokemon. Perhaps you could show us them?You guys are cool people, can I hang out with you?
You sure can! Visit our forums
, follow our twitter
or like our facebook page
Back up your files to be safe before you battle Emre, the Corrupt Data Gym Leader!
The lights! The sounds! Prove you're not an ordinary fella in battle against Emi, the Electric Dancer!
Question: challengers aren't restricted to 6 Pokemon, are they?
We look forward to facing your challenge!
Challengers may swap Pokemon between battles as they like. Use your whole PC's worth!
Step into his office to battle Leo, the Corporate Exec!
It's Zen and the Art of Pokemon battles with Luca, the Balanced Brawler!
Nothing can stop the mail, it's Peggy Pidgeot, the Courier!
Tell me what you see when you look at Jaird, the Mind Over Master Trainer!
This year we have twice as many Gym Leaders, and an Elite 5 to accommodate more challengers.
And that includes today's leaders:
Introducing her royal highness, Penelope, the Pink Princess!
Keep an even keel if you want to battle Commodore, the Sea Serpent Specialist!
To fight the Elites, you need 8 badges. To fight the Champion, you need to beat 4 Elites.
Step into the spotlight to battle Mayura, the Melodious Maestra!
Careful where you go digging, you might find Cliff, the Fossil Hunter!
At home on the range or the battlefield, it's Petatero, the Texas Wrangler!
Try and track the strategy of this tricky triples trainer, it's Pending, the Rogue Tactician!
You are cleared for battle with Karthe, the Spec Ops Controller!
Your attorney will be provided to you in battle with Pozzo and Godot, Chaos in the Court!
(Next up, the Elite 5!)
Beware the dark alleys, or you may find yourself in battle with Delila, the Darkened Damsel!
Stay grounded when you face Petro, the Down-to-Earth Youngster!
Float like a Butterfree, sting like a Beedrill! It's Dell, the Fancy Footwork Fighter!
The supernatural comes naturally to Bo Martinez, the Ghost Facer!
It's an uphill battle, both ways! It's Connor, the Glacial Guide!
When you've taken down 4 Elites, it's time to step up and face the Champion!
From a far-off region, it's Wallace, the Fabulous Artist of Hoenn!
If you can defeat Wallace, you'll enter the PAX Pokemon League Hall of Fame!
And what's this? it seems the champion has a special message for challengers!
If you challenged the PPL this year, we'd love to have your feedback on how we can make it even better next year! We're got a quick survey to hear from you about your PPL South experience. Thanks in advance!
See you next PAX, champs-in-making!