Cassius The Heavyweight King
decided to retire from the ring.
He wants the younger ones to train,
to be like him and bring the pain.
With a one two punch he’ll knock out your lights…
want to take him on? Keep out of his sights!
Hit him fast, cut him down to size
to Claim the Fist Badge as your prize!
Hydra was an ace trainer specializing in dragon-type Pokémon. He prided himself on his righteousness, always fighting for the good of people and Pokémon alike, and was appalled when he heard news about organisations like Team Flare and Team Rocket who were mistreating Pokémon for nefarious ends. Thus, he resolved to fight back. He began gathering like-minded ace trainers and set up a Pokemon gym dedicated to guiding up-and-coming trainers on the importance of respecting their Pokemon. Hydra’s mantra echos: “only those pure and just will pass through my gym!” Are you righteous enough to earn the Scale Badge?
Lots of important news! First, PPL Aus, like PPL Prime and PPL East before it, will feature Trainer Cards!
When you challenge a gym leader for the first time, win or lose, they’ll give you one of these! It has a list of all the gym leaders (to help you identify them and keep track of the ones you’ve faced) as well as a list of all the ways to keep track of us (social media stuff) and a helpful list of Meetup Times!
Meetups will be held in the Handheld Lounge (level 0, click that for a map) at:
Friday, 10:30 AM
Sunday, 3:00 PM
Meetups are a great way to find lots of gym leaders to battle, as well as other challengers! Compare badges, get to know some new friends, or maybe… Rivals?!?
Finally: if you manage to collect 8 badges, find Gym Leader Phil (he’s the PPL Aus Administrator, and also a gym leader!) and show him. He’ll take your picture for the Hall of Fame and give you a prize! (While supplies last, we don’t know how fast they’ll go!)
There’s no Elite 4 or Champion to defeat this year; the League is starting small to gauge interest. But if we get enough demand, we hope to grow next year!
Nobody knows where he comes from or where he’s going, but Shifty‘s slept in the gutters of more cities than most people can name. Drifting from town to town looking for work, Shifty scraped together a living on odd jobs and the kindness of strangers. As luck would have it, while rooting through a dumpster, Shifty chanced upon an unused Poké Ball and found a fresh-start. Now running his own mobile gym (a tent he made out of garbage bags), Shifty wanders with a new found sense of pride and purpose as a self-proclaimed gym leader. Let Shifty know the taste of defeat (or a hot meal) and earn his coveted Bean-can Badge!
Born in the densely populated Lumiose City, Volucris grew up surrounded by Pokémon. Exposed to the glitz and glamor of the big city Volucris yearned to stand out in the world of Pokémon, to stand tall as someone both strong and unique in their battling style. In the back alleys of Lumiose he was introduced to another side of the city, and to Pokémon: poison types. While the fashion-centered world of Lumiose thrived as much on power as beauty Volucris knew right away that he had found Pokémon other people wouldn’t look twice at. Furthermore he found poisoning enemy Pokémon in battle to be a ruthless and effective battling style. By frequenting the back alleys of Lumiose he formed a bond with a large variety of poison types and learned the advantages of each, bringing them all with him into the larger world to become a renowned trainer. He has even donned various aspects of his beloved Pokémon, wearing claws and horns to give himself the visage of a menacing reptile. To this day he can still occasionally be found in the back alleys, all too happy to put your Pokémon’s health on the clock and see if you too can stand tall and claim the Vile Badge!
Ever since childhood, Charlotte was obsessed with Espurrs. She grew up in a household just outside Camphrier Town surrounded by Skittys, Meowths and Purrloins, but she was always drawn to the Espurrs. Something about their cold, lifeless stares drew her to them…. Her life’s dream is to catch every single one. Be warned, your Espurrs may go missing if you turn your back! Defeat her glaring of Espurrs to earn the All Seeing Badge. (A successful trade of a shiny Espurr or Meowstic may also result in the the receiving of a badge!)
If there was a League for popular culture, Mawt would be the Champion. He has an unrivaled obsession with movies and TV shows. His favourites are classic Japanese monster movies, and he dreams that one day he’ll be able to take on Pokéstar Studios and make one of his own. For now, he hones his team of Pokémon to replicate some of the most famous Monster Movies. Overcome his powerful Monsters to be awarded the Cinema Badge!
After stumbling into what looked like an abandoned second-hand store, Phil found himself buying a dusty, hieroglyphed, handheld-Pachinko machine. Turns out several spirits were trapped inside! Thankfully not all of them were jerks, so Phil gave them a little extra room and spread them among the items from his Gym. Defeat Phil’s gang of mischievous anthropomorphisms to earn the Sigil Badge.
AGanoti was born into a family of prisoners under the control of a small, tyrannical government. As prisoners, they relied on strong Pokémon to help them with their work mining and building for the rich. AGanoti always spent his time with steel-type Pokémon both on and off the job, until one day he broke free of his confinement with help from a mysterious dragon. Since that day, AGanoti has fought with his steel-type Pokemon, and his special dragon, seeking and exacting revenge against the ones who imprisoned him and his family. Seeking a challenge, he has traveled to the PAX Pokémon League. Show that you can penetrate the defenses AGanoti’s Steel-type Pokémon in order to gain the Dragon’s Shield Badge!
Hailing from the little town of Dewford in Hoenn, Kings always loved playing in the water with their Pokémon but it wasn’t until a school trip to Mossdeep’s Space Center that they fell in love with science. After that, Kings decided to travel the world with their best friends Eevee, Lapras and Psyduck to discover new water-type Pokémon. After many years of traveling, Kings arrived in Ambrette Town. While working in the fossil lab there, they found a Clover Fossil and brought a Tirtouga back to life. Kings loved Ambrette Town and couldn’t bring themself to leave, so they decided to settle there and put together the Ambrette Aquarium, filling it with the water types they found from around the world. Make some waves and show your skills as a trainer to win the Bubble Badge!