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POKECRAWL 2018 Official Announcement!

ohhmyfionnaohhmyfionna Registered User new member

Pokécrawl Go!
This event is strictly 21+.

What is this?
The Pokécrawl is a non-profit Pokémon themed bar crawl dedicated to
raising money for Child's Play
. The gist of it is, we’ll guide you around Boston's
Faneuil Hall area to various bars where you’ll meet fellow PAX
attendees and be tasked with various drinking challenges. Along they
way we’ll also be collecting donations for sick children. Last year we
raised $1,704 for Child’s Play!

It's a great way to get a few drinks, meet fellow PAXers and make a
few friends before the convention itself. Check-in starts at 7:15 at
your team's first bar. Every hour after that, you will rotate to
another bar to meet a new team and challenge them using your elite
drinking skills. All the bars are within walking distance of each

How to Participate
Registration will open on March 28, 2018 at 12:00pm Eastern
(noon). You can register through Eventbrite at:

You'll be able to register yourself and a +1. Any duplicate or
suspicious registrations will be deleted, so don’t try pulling a fast
one. There will not be a waitlist. Any cancellations or spots that
open up will immediately go back into the pool so if you didn't get a
ticket, keep checking. You’ll need the ticket available on your smart
device or a print out for check in at the first bar. We also suggest
that everyone donate $10 for Child's Play when you check in and
receive the team buttons.

How Do I Win?
There's really no winning, per se. This is pretty much a fun, drunken
night out with fellow nerds. But as we are raising money for Child's
Play, the team that raises the most cash will be declared the
PokéChampions giving them full bragging rights until next year.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to participate in all of the
challenges. For those of you who do manage to finish all the
challenges, there will be a button confirming the fact that you have
indeed "drank 'em all".

Valor Sun and Valor Moon
Valor Facebook

Instinct Sun and Instinct Moon
Facebook Group

Mystic Sun and Mystic Moon
Facebook Group

The Challenges
Coming Soon!

Bar Schedule
Coming Soon!

Tips & Tricks
  • Don't Be a Dick: First and foremost, don't do anything
    that's going to embarrass yourself or anyone else. Especially since
    alcohol is going to be involved you're going to want to leave your
    asshole pants at home. Don't get punched in the face. This is Boston,
    after all, and these days they are quick to kick anyone out of the
  • Know Your Limit: The only person who knows your alcohol
    tolerance is you. There's nothing worse than an overindulged drunk, so
    don't be that guy. If someone notices that you're getting sloppy,
    you're already past the point of no return. You should probably stop
    drinking when someone points out to you that you're peeing on a bar
  • Leave No Trainer Behind: We arrive as a group and leave as a
    group. If someone has to be That Guy/Gal who gets so wasted that they
    think they're actually Brock, it's the responsibility of the crawl as
    a whole to ensure this person makes it safely back to their hotel. Use
    the buddy system, handcuff yourselves to each other, whatever. No one
    is to vomit in a bus terminal by themselves. Not on this night, at
  • Respect the Professors & Assists: We’re not just there to
    hand out signatures and herd you around. We're doing our best to make
    sure everyone's having a good time and that things run safe and
    smoothly. If they're asking you to stop being a dick or trying to help
    you get home safely, pay attention.
  • Eat before you come to the crawl: Drinking on an empty
    stomach is a sure fire way to end up black out drunk and feeling like
    death in the morning. Ordering food while on the crawl is a terrible
    idea. I've seen people do it and they're pretty much always left
    behind still waiting for it.
  • Drink water: Drinking water as you go is the best way to
    ensure you have a fun night, and an at least ok morning.
  • Bring cash: This is, after all, a charity bar crawl! Make
    sure you have some extra money for whatever goodies your house leader
    may have for sale or auction. Also, using cash only makes the
    bartenders’ lives easier because it's faster than having to run a
    debit or credit card, and we need to keep the lines moving.
  • Bring a Valid ID: Massachusetts bars are strict, make sure
    your license or passport is not expired and be prepared to show a
    second form of ID (such as a credit card with your name on it) if your
    ID is out of state.

We're always looking for volunteers to help us ensure everything goes
smoothly - it mostly requires checking trainers in at the first bar,
herding trainers from one bar to the next, and making sure we don't
lose anyone along the way. It's a fun job, but we prefer our
volunteers to be mostly sober. Sober-ish. More sober than the
trainers. This is a great option for those that don’t feel like waking
up hungover on Friday, but still like the energy and social spirit of
the crawl. We still have a few volunteer sports left, please PM for
more info!

  • Attendees are limited to registering for 2 tickets (Yourself + 1)
  • Duplicate/multiple orders or orders containing more than one
    ticket type, and otherwise suspicious orders will be cancelled. If you
    have an issue with registration, please contact us immediately.
  • You MUST provide your full name during the registration process,
    forum handle is optional.
  • You MUST be over the age of 21. No minors allowed. This is a bar
    crawl, please don't bring children.
  • If you harass people on the PAX forums. Facebook pages, or
    basically anywhere, you will be removed from the crawl, and your
    ticket will go back into the pool.
  • Please do not encourage your unregistered friends to come to the
    crawl with you. We love that word has spread about the crawl, and it
    has gotten overwhelmingly popular over the past few years. We've
    capped registration to 50 people per team to try and make this as easy
    on our volunteers and the bars as possible
  • You MUST have a print out of your confirmation email or have it
    available on your smartphone.
  • We will be collecting donations for our chosen charity, Child's
    Play, when you check in. We are asking for at least $10 to cover any
    buttons you receive/win. We'd love for you to give more after all, it
    is for a good cause.



  • Fail.SessionFail.Session Registered User regular

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Half the tickets are already gone, catch 'em while you can!!

  • Matthew9559Matthew9559 Registered User new member
    edited March 2018
    shdwcaster wrote: »
    Awesome! First PAX East and PokeCrawl for me!

    Same here :D

    Matthew9559 on
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    This shall be my first PokeCrawl.
    I've been to 3 Triwizard Drinking Tournaments, and 2 Shots of Fire and Ice. I figure I should give my 'home' PAX's pubcrawl a go.

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    First Pokecrawl for my buddy and I. Trying something new. Sounds like it should be a good time. I saw that Valor needed some people. We are on Valor Moon, anyone else on Team Valor?

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Valor Moon! Woo!

  • IrishPh3n0mIrishPh3n0m Registered User regular
    Valor sun for me! First one since 2013('14 maybe I don't remember...)

  • Frightfully EnglishFrightfully English Registered User regular
    Jumped onto Team Instinct Sun, presumably as the token foreign import. Looking forward to sampling some of your fine local ales!

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    @SutibunRi I grabbed a few of the coins you and others put a good deal of thought and time into. Glad we get to meet up.

    @Frightfully English don't judge the area solely on the ales you can sample at the bars and pubs. If you are looking for a topnotch brew, you can't get more local than Trillium. Most of their IPAs, DIPAs, Stouts, and Porters are great.

    I know my buddy and I will be bringing quite a few samples from Vanished Valley. I'd be more than happy to throw a proper DIPA your way if you are so inclined. @SutibunRi that includes you as well for your efforts on the coin.

    This is excellent, this little reply back and forth has peaked my interest in the Pokecrawl.


    smorggieFrightfully EnglishSutibunRi
  • Frightfully EnglishFrightfully English Registered User regular
    @Olimantium Always keen to try something not readily available on the other side of the pond. My current gold standard for DIPA is Buxton's King Slayer, so will be interested to see if Vanished Valley can topple that tipple!

  • KumaKuma Registered User regular
    Hey folks just as a reminder, Thursday is the home opener for the Red Sox. There will be a lot of people in the city so parking and public transport will be at a premium.

  • Fail.SessionFail.Session Registered User regular
    Assisting with Instinct Moon ;D see yall there.

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    Just out of curiosity, who is staying at the Westin, Element, or Aloft and would like to meet up in front of the BCEC and head on over together? This way we would have a group to make sure everyone gets back in that general area (in front of the BCEC).

  • djlybsdjlybs Slayer of the Datas Boston MetroRegistered User regular
    Kuma wrote: »
    Hey folks just as a reminder, Thursday is the home opener for the Red Sox. There will be a lot of people in the city so parking and public transport will be at a premium.

    Thank goodness it's an afternoon game. The bigger logistic issue will be the Simmons Leadership Conference @ the Seaport Conference Center. Michelle Obama will be speaking, which means security around there will be tight.

  • Fail.SessionFail.Session Registered User regular
    FYI - this event is now **SOLD OUT**

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    @Frightfully English and @SutibunRi due to logistical reasons and Boston's bar rules I will not be bringing the DIPAs to the crawl but I'm willing to meet up with you in front of the convention center prior to the crawl and pass them along. Let me know. Cheers.

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    @Olimantium I don't think I should pre-game a pubcrawl.

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    @SutibunRi this doesn't mean you have to consume it prior. Lol. Just a suggestion. We can meet up another time then pre or post crawl. I'll be there Wednesday as well.

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2018


    smorggie on
  • EchoZeroEchoZero Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Gentle reminder to everyone and this should go without saying, but please dont forget to pay your tab before you change bars.

    Cash is king for this as it makes everyone's lives easier.

    EchoZero on
  • rek1aimerrek1aimer Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    Can you confirm if this is tomorrow (4/4) or Thursday (4/5)? The tickets I have say 4/4 and the Eventbrite page says 4/4 but the guidance above mentions Thursday night. Thanks!

  • fel2941fel2941 Registered User new member
    Agreed with above! I grabbed some as a just in case and i want to confirm the day so i know if i can go or if i need to release them...

  • RandomfoolRandomfool loofmodnar Rochester, NYRegistered User regular
    Pokecrawl is Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
    I just finished clearing out duplicate orders so there's ~12 spots available as of this moment. Link

    I do Pokecrawl things. Professor Team Instinct, Hufflepuff supporter.@loofmodnar

  • RappakRappak Registered User regular
    It is Thursday night.

  • rek1aimerrek1aimer Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    Got it, thank you. No idea why my tickets said Weds but, either way, I’ll be there!

  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    My group just cancelled 2 sun and 2 moon tickets.

  • profitWizardprofitWizard Registered User new member
    My group just cancelled 2 sun and 2 moon tickets.

    Hola amigos, are any spots left? Eventbrite says it's sold out, but pls PM me if it's not and/or if you have any cancellations.

  • OlimantiumOlimantium CTRegistered User regular
    Sorry guys. Something came up and I need to leave. I have to forfeit my two spots. Valor moon. Hope you all have fun.

  • GrimglaiveGrimglaive Registered User regular
    WHAT! How did I not know about this?! This sounds amazing! Well, is there any system for taking dropout spots?

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    The 2018 Pokecrawl raised $2,502.70 for Child's Play! That's $800 more than last year.

    Team Mystic contained 2 new professors and lots of new volunteers who showed up ready to play. They were able to dethrone the 2-year reigning champs, Team Instinct - but just barely!

    Mystic Moon - $492
    Mystic Sun - $490.70 (including 5 Canadian Dollars)

    Valor Moon - $198
    Valor Sun - $386

    Instinct Moon - $451
    Instinct Sun - $485

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2018
    smorggie wrote: »

    Mystic Sun - (including 5 Canadian Dollars)

    Yeah, that was me.
    Turns out I was Team Rocket all along.

    SutibunRi on
  • Fail.SessionFail.Session Registered User regular
    Here's to next year ;)



  • KildrekKildrek Registered User regular
    I'd love to volunteer again this year, but I lost my old discord account because I'm a dummy and didn't save my 2FA codes. I made a new one and messaged smorggie to get added back in.

    That was the best time at PAX!

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