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
(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
Instinct Sun and Instinct Moon
Mystic Sun and Mystic Moon
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
- 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.