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Pokecrawl 2020: Let's Go Eevee!

smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
edited March 2020 in PAX East

Official Pokecrawl 2020 Announcement on Twitter

The Pokécrawl is a non-profit Pokémon themed bar crawl dedicated to raising money for Child's Play Charity!

The eleventh Pokécrawl will be held on Thursday Feb 27, 2020 at 7pm.

In order to participate, you must register through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available starting Monday Feb 3 at noon. Space is limited.

While the tickets are free, when you check in at the first bar we ask for a minimum of a $10 donation to Child’s Play. We'd love for you to give more, after all, it is for a good cause. Additionally, expect the teams to be selling various items to raise money for Child’s Play. There is a serious competition to see which team raises the most!

Each team will have a different route in Boston's Faneuil Hall area. When you check in, you will receive a bag of several pins with your team’s logo on them. Along the way, you will meet up with other teams and be tasked with various drinking challenges. When you complete the challenege against a member of the other team, you swap pins in order to try and catch em all! Additionally, when you complete a challenge, ask a Professor or Volunteer to sign off on your challenge sheet. If you complete all the challenges, you will receive a special “Drank em all” pin at the last bar!

Check-in starts at 7:00 at the 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 other.

Attendees are limited to registering for 2 tickets (Yourself + 1) Duplicate/multiple orders, 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.

You MUST be over the age of 21 and have proper ID. 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 Eventbrite confirmation email or have it available on your smartphone when you check in.

Social Media Links:
Facebook Event
Snapchat search for our group "Pokecrawl 2020"
Instagram #pintsizedcrawls
Twitter @pintsizedcrawls
Pokecrawl Community Discord

The Teams:
Eevee: Prof Fionna
Vaporeon: Prof Muffin
Jolteon: Prof TorpedoStitches
Flareon: Prof Beard
Espeon: Prof Rappak
Umbreon: Prof Fail
Glaceon: Prof Harmonie
Leafeon: Prof Gunsbeforeroses


Bar Schedule:

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?
We'd love it if you could just us at the Pint-Sized Pub Crawls Community Discord! We have an active community of passionate organizers and attendees and it'd be great if you joined us!
Via Twitter: @pintsizedcrawls
Via email: [email protected]

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a bar crawl so yes. You will need to be 21+ and have a photo ID available to show the bar staff.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either a printed ticket or a digital copy on your phone is fine. You will need one of the two to get checked into the event.

Can I reserve multiple sets of tickets for friends?
No. Duplicate orders will be deleted. This is to give as many people as possible a fair shot at getting a spot. Your friends are welcome to register on their own though!

What can/can't I bring to the event?
While we encourage everyone to have fun wearing costumes to the event do not bring any sort of weapons, fake or real, to the crawl. We don't want to see any attendees get tazed by cops or thrown out of the bars and will ask you to either discard the prop or leave the crawl.

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.

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 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. Volunteers do not need to register for a ticket. Please contact us for info on available volunteer slots!

smorggie on


  • CommanderZimCommanderZim Registered User regular
    CAR-MAN-DER! Can't wait.

  • Jer1ch0Jer1ch0 Registered User regular


  • DvlDvl Registered User regular
    We've been to every crawl at South (Game of Thrones themed) since it started, but we're going to East this year. Can't wait to experience a different crawl and see what Boston is like!

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2019
    *A Wild Headmaster Appears*

    This is gonna be my first ever PAX East and first ever Pokecrawl and I can't wait to meet a whole new group of future friends :D

    TOGSolid on
  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Hey Poké fans, check out this event happening in Salem, MA a couple weeks before Pax at the arcade bar: Poké Ball Valentine's Dance

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2020
    The Pokecrawl is looking for volunteers! This amazing event wouldn't be possible without our volunteers. Please post here or send me a message if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions. Here are the volunteer slots we currently have available (updated 1/22/20):

    Team Espeon: 1 spot
    Team Glaceon: 1 spot
    Team Leafeon: 2 spots

    As a volunteer, all you need to do is: Help check in your team members at the first bar (this is 80% of the "work"). Help lead your team from one bar to the next and make sure no one gets left behind. Collect donations for Child's Play and turn the money in at the end of the night. Volunteer's don't need a ticket to the Pokecrawl, so you have a guaranteed spot on your team!

    smorggie on
  • Fail.SessionFail.Session Registered User regular
    Hype only 41 days till the Pokecrawl!

    Did you know that Team Umbreon has its own Facebook group?

    The Crawl also has a twitter!

    Follow these to insure you are in the know for the event and don't get lost!

  • danielofthekingsdanielofthekings Silver Spring, MarylandRegistered User regular
    Professor Beard Checking in! Team RED HYYYYPPE!

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Pokecrawl tickets will be available THIS MONDAY Feb 3 at noon!
    Register here on Eventbrite
    Please remember that each individual is allowed to register for a maximum of 2 tickets total, not 2 for each team (these orders will be deleted).

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Pokecrawl tickets will go live in just 2 hours! Don't forget to catch yours!

  • Jer1ch0Jer1ch0 Registered User regular
    Arggh, was in client meetings all day yesterday and missed the drop - if any spots on Jolteon open up please advise!


  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    At some point this week we will be deleting the orders of people who grabbed more than 2 tickets!

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    The bar schedule has been announced!

  • smorggiesmorggie Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited March 2020
    Thank you everyone for another amazing Pokecrawl! This year we raised $7,216 for Child's Play Charity, WOW! That's about $2,800 more than last year! And our winning team is...
    Eevee: $1374
    Espeon: $1318
    Flareon: $1288
    Umbreon: $888
    Glaceon: $738
    Vaporeon: $701
    Leafeon: $519
    Jolteon: $390
    Thanks so much to everyone that donated and all the teams that worked so hard to raise money for this awesome cause! See you in 2021, and don't forget to check out our sister bar crawls at other Pax and video game conventions throughout the country by hitting up our discord here:

    mod edit: clarified that it's a discord link

    zerzhul on
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