2019 is the 10th anniversary of the Pokecrawl! The crawl will take place Thursday March 28, 2019
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 Charity. 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 $2,502.70 for Child’s Play!
It's a great way to get a few drinks, meet fellow PAXers and make a few friends. Check-in starts at 7:00 at the first bar. This year, all teams will be starting at Howl at the Moon!
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 other.
How to Participate
The date and time that registration will open is Monday March 11th at Noon EST
. You can register through Eventbrite
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 Pokécrawl Champions 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".
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Bar #1: Find a challenger from another team to pair up with, buy them your favorite drink. Take a sip for every year you’ve attended the crawl, including this one. *Make sure to have a drink left for group cheers before heading out!
Bar #2: “Let’s Battle!” Buy your least favorite shot. You and your challenger ‘rock, paper, sissors’ and the loser after three rounds takes both shots.
Bar #3: “I choose you!” Buy a drink that best represents your favorite pokemon. Give it to your challenger, have them guess which pokemon it is. *Bonus: Can’t guess? Chug a glass of water! HYDRATE!
Bar #4: “A wild DRINK appears!” Pair off with a partner and secretly choose rum, tequila, or vodka. If your partner correctly guesses which you're thinking of they can take their choice of shot. If they guess incorrectly you choose which of the three they must drink. Reverse roles and repeat.
Bar #5: “Trainer Appreciation” You made it to the end of your journey, congrats! Find trainer that is the same type as you but on the other team. Buy them your favorite drink, and they buy you theirs.
DRANK ‘EM ALL: Congrats, you came, you saw, you took on all the challenges and came out somewhat unscathed. Find a buddy, buy each other a shot. You drank ‘em all!
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 bar.
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 stool.
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 least.
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.
Drinking water as you go is the best way to ensure you have a fun night, and an at least ok morning.
This is, after all, a charity bar crawl! Make sure you have some extra money for whatever goodies your professor 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 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 have a few volunteer sports left, please PM for more info and jump on our Pokécrawl Planning Discord
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 on March 24
. If you have an issue with registration, please contact us immediately.
You MUST provide your full name during the registration process.
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.