Welcome to the PA Forums thread for the PAX Pokemon League at PAX Prime 2015!
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. If you can collect eight gym badges, you'll earn the right to find and challenge the Elite Four, and the Champion, for the right to be crowned champion yourself!
Battles can take place anywhere at PAX, and are conducted using Pokemon X or Y. 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 where you can recreate the hero's journey from the games, collect badges, and attempt to prove yourself by challenging the Elite Four and the Champion!
What do I need to participate?
All that is required is a copy of the newest Pokemon game (for Prime 2015, we will be using ORAS (or X and Y)!), 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 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/PAX-Pokemon-League/139432372766011
) 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/
and have been updated for ORAS.
What do I win?
Those who conquer the league will win eternal glory as a champion, being immortalized in the Hall of Fame, along with respect from their peers, 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?
We are currently accepting applications for Gym Leaders! If that sounds like something you want to do, please send in an application as soon as you can! We're accepting applications until April 22nd. Just register for the forums and fill out an application! The link to the application can be found in this post
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.
If nothing else, we're always up for discussions about shorts and how comfy and easy to wear they are. Or we can talk about how our Rattata is in the top percentage of all Rattata...
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
That guy with the ridiculously long scarf at PAX. Say Hi!
Love Pokemon? Going to PAX Prime/East/Aus/South? Challenge the PAX Pokemon League!!!