Lucifer, The Two-Faced One!
Lucifer is a trainer that always saw the hidden potential among Pokemon he found out in the wild. He was never fooled by appearances and just like his namesake, he knew that there was always a darker stronger side to every force. He was naturally drawn to normal types because they appeared to have no strength or dominance over any type of Pokemon but realized that it was just a camouflage that set a trap for oncoming challengers. His first badge was won against Brock solely by his trusty partner Dunsparce where it seemed like he was at a disadvantage it never mattered since Dunsparce’s roost and glare just made sure onyx never stood a chance and it was at that moment he knew that every Pokemon has unbelievable strength regardless of what it seemed like. He went on to use his plethora of underestimated and adorable normal type Pokemon to become a formidable gym leader who you must defeat to obtain the Two-Face Badge.
The Two-Face Badge
Duke, the Chance Master!
Once again setting forth from his homeland of Hoenn, the ever playful Duke has adventured his way across land and sea to Australia. Once again he has taken his place amongst the finest and craziest Poké-warriors of the PAX Pokemon league. Bringing forth his new friends, friends that have taken four generations of trading to gather, Duke would like to invite you to battle in merry abandon at the ultimate in luck based battles!
Come gamble your fate, take a chance, flip a coin … dovie’andi se tovya sagain!
Can you beat the odds and receive the Chance Badge?
The Chance Badge
Ash Ketchum, future Pokemon Master!
Ash Ketchum dreams of one day being a Pokemon Master, and ever since beginning his journey as a rookie trainer from Pallet Town, he has put all his energy into attaining his goal, and just took his first major step towards that dream by winning the Lumiose Conference, his first league victory since beginning his journey.
Ash believes in his Pokemon, treating them as equals, with his battling style emphasises unorthodox strategies tailored to his own Pokemon’s strengths, often at the expense of traditional type advantages.
His partner Pikachu is rarely away from his side, and the two have been travelling the world together, sharing their victories, learning from their losses, and building an unbreakable bond of friendship along the way.
Taking a chance for a well earned break after his Kalos League finals match, Ash has decided to visit the PAX Pokemon League before his next journey to the Alola region to see what the trainers there have to teach him.
Defeat the League’s youngest Leader to earn the Satoshi Badge.
The Satoshi Badge
Andy, The Hyper Repairer!
After the final battle with Black hole, Andy and the other CO’s went back to their every day life. For Andy it was working as a mechanic, Working on the road took him to many new and exciting places all around the world.
When his journey finally ended at Castelia City, he decided that this was where he could help the most people and do the most work. Partnering up with his Kling and mangemite, Andy settled down to help everyone with any and all of their needs.
As time passed his reputation grew as a trusted friend and as a fearsome battler, Andi was offered the position of gym leader in the City which he took with great excitement.
Grind down Andy and his Impregnable Steel Pokemon and earn yourself the Upgrade Badge!
The Upgrade Badge
Yoshua, the Weird Scientist!
Yoshua use to be a scientist investigating ghost pokemon until a lab accident bound him and his friend Gengar. That’s when Yoshua left his lab to travel the world to show people the greatness of ghost pokemon through battle. Yoshua’s journey led him to Lavender town in the Kanto region were he helped people connect with the ghost pokemon in the area while also challenging any trainer who came through town. It was his work with connecting people and pokemon and his love of battling that drew the Pax Pokemon league to invite him to be a gym leader.
Defeat Yoshua to claim the Possession badge!
The Possession Badge
Switch, the Sorcerer of Shift!
Ousted from his comfortable Gym in Kanto, his friendly Pokemon slaughtered in battle by the brutal return of a triumpant Frank Underwood, a distraught Shift wandered the world alone. Cold and alone in a near frozen cave in northern Unova, huddling around a few sizzling Feebass cooking fireside, Shift contemplated the end. A shadowy shape slithered into the cavern and started playfully making shadow puppets on the wall. Laughing for the first time in months since the deaths of his old friends, Shift held out a pokeball for his new friend Ditto to join him. Shift realised that power is not everything, and that a smart trainer knowing how to change things can win over raw power. He started his quest as a born again pokemon trainer, making his way to Australia to train with the best, and then to eventually go home to Kanto and free his home from the Tyranny of President Frank.
Show Shift the power to change the world and you could wear your own Triple Triad badge with pride!
The Triple Triad Badge
Larry, the Layabout Loafer!
Larry had never been very motivated. If you were to ever ask Larry about his ideal weekend, holiday, or even his future, you’d get the same, simple answer. Larry loved nothing more than to stay at home playing games and watching T.V. You’d think that becoming a Pokemon trainer would change all that: fresh air, the great outdoors, plenty of exercise. That this would motivate Larry to explore the world, finding a hunger to learn and grow. You would be wrong. After all, what kind of Pokemon could such a person bond with? What kind of Pokemon would really understand him? Pokemon as lazy as him of course! His Pokemon spend more time napping and loafing than he does!
The question remains, why would such a person become a Gym Leader of the PPL? To spend all day with his lazy Pokemon, loafing around and waiting for challengers to come to him? What could be better for a lazy trainer?!
Rouse Larry his slumber and earn yourselves the Effort Badge!
The Effort Badge
B-Zero, the Ice Cold Killer!
As a lone street kid, his only companion a Snorunt, B-Zero had to fight for his life, learning street dances or break-dancing to impress the other gangs and pokemon battling to defend himself. Combining his quick wits from his dancing with the devastating offense of ice type pokemon, B-Zero quickly becomes a formidable pokemon battler, eventually travelling away from the streets of his hometown, venturing out to seek greater arenas and dance floors. With countless competitions, both dancing and Pokemon battling, under his belt, B-Zero has set his sights on the PAX Pokemon League for his next performance!
Defeat B-Zero to earn the chilling Absolute Zero Badge!
The Absolute Zero Badge
Morty, the Mystic Seer of the Future!
After being tired of facing trainers at his gym, Morty has traveled the globe to find new and exciting places to find worthy opponents. He now finds himself at PAX Australia where he will be fighting the toughest of opponents in exhilarating matches!
Do you have what it takes to go up against Johto’s former Ghost type Gym Leader and claim the Fog Badge?
The Fog Badge
Johann, Frozen Master of the Dark Tides!
Johann can barely remember meeting Lapras, She had always been there by his side for as long as he can remember.
After many battles in the previous AUS PPL, Johann set out to train and improve his skills. On his journeys he came about a mysterious island found not on any map, covered in fog and radiating an evil aura. The young Lapras Laura tried in vain to stop Johann from approaching the island.
Hours later Johann awoke on a beach alone and with a throbbing headache. What had just happen? Where was he? Who was he? Standing up he instantly dropped to his knees as painful visions forced their way into his mind. “A battle?” Johann muttered to himself. A dark shadow waving a staff and speaking a language he didn’t understand, and a large blue and grey creature standing in-between. The shadow attacked and launched a ray of eerie purple light while the defending creature let loose a power beam of ice. The two beams colliding with such force that it caused a vortex of dark & light energy sucking all 3 of them into it. Feeling groggy, Johann rose to his feet and noticed a bag laying next to him. Inside were the the usual items a trainer might carry plus a few pokeballs and a bright coloured scarf. What did it all mean? Johann’s thoughts were interrupted as a mysterious figure approached. “Ah good your finally awake, come now we have to head to the PPL”
Johann can barely remember meeting Lapras, it was like she never existed..But she has always been there, and still is.
The worlds of light and darkness collide! Can you pierce the veil and receive The Mirror Soul Badge?
The Mirror Soul Badge
Mim, the Mini ‘Mon Master!
Growing up on Four Island, the smallest of the Sevii Islands, Mim’s choice in companion pokemon was always restricted, although never by species or type. With such little space available for both the inhabitants and the many visitors, the greatest concern was space. Height restrictions on local pokemon were strictly enforced to avoid overcrowding, not that Mim minded, she herself was never the tallest.
When she was old enough, Mim embarked upon her journey like any other trainer, but with a passion in her heart to prove that the small shouldn’t be underestimated so quickly. Travelling every continent, she soon assembled her team of small but powerful pokemon, ready to take on any challenge.
Hearing that a league of powerful trainers were recruiting, Mim jumped at the chance to prove the powerful things CAN come in small packages and that judging a pokemon by its size is great mistake.
Measure up to Mim’s team of fierce mini ‘mons to earn the Micro Badge.
The Micro Badge
Dann, the Shadow-Clad Punk!!
An orphan growing alone on the streets, Dann felt more comfortable hidden within the shadows, and away from prying eyes. He had nearly given up all hope, until he met his first shining beacon of friendship and hope, a lone Eevee (later evolved into Umbreon) scavenging scraps. With a newly lit fire (or shadowy flame), Dann challenged the Gym-leader establishment, and eventually solidified himself as the brutal punk of the Pokemon league.
Sway the champion of shade, and the Misama Badge shall be yours.
The Miasma badge
Professor Fern, The Pokemon Professor!
One of the responsibilities of any Pokemon Professor, along with Science and forgetting the names of their relatives, is starting new trainers on their Journey. The Local lab will give the prospective youth a Pokedex, some helpful advice and most importantly their first Pokemon. Such Pokemon are usually native to the local area – however this is where Professor Fern has a problem. Being as well traveled as he is (he gets lost, a lot) The Professor has collected Pokemon from all over the world and can’t choose between them.
New trainers are faced with a daunting choice of starter Pokemon to choose from, as are challengers! Discover which is best and earn the Origin Badge!
The Origin Badge
Saitama, Limit Breaker!
When you’re the most powerful hero alive but only do it for fun, you still have to fill up the rest of your time with hobbies – apart from reading manga, watching TV and mentoring cyborgs. Saitama has a healthy training regime for his Pokemon; running 10km, biking 10km and battling 100 times per day. With a strategy like this, it can’t be long until his team is as strong as he is. Throw down with Saitama for your shot at winning the B-Class Badge.
The B-Class Badge
Crystal, The Contest Champion!
Originally a champion alpine skier from Snowbelle City, Crystal’s dreams were crushed when she broke her leg during a race. During her recovery Crystal’s parents gave her a small Espurr as a companion. The two soon became inseparable and after seeing Lisia and Ali perform during a contest championship tour, they decided to try their hand at contests. Now many years later Crystal and her Meowstic, Emily, travel the world trying to find the best contest stars the world can offer.
Impress Crystal with your contest skills to earn the Ribbon Badge!
The Ribbon Badge
We want to get PPL Aus 2016 going as soon as possible and to do that we need you!
Applications will be open from now until June 4, so you’ll have a month to get everything in to be considered a PAX Pokemon Gym Leader for PPL Aus 2016. We look forward to reading everyone’s submissions and good luck!
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, private message philomglol or snowyalice on the PPL Forums, or like/ask on our Facebook Page!
Get em while they’re hot! PAX Aus 2016 Applications page is live!
Your Admin, Phil
Important Note: SAVE THE LINK AT THE END, it comes in handy!
Frank grew up in the post Team Rocket power vacuum of Southern Kanto. After annihilating Lt. Surge in Vermillion City Gym with his trusty Sharpedo, Frank saw how the so-called “Champion” only wanted to train atop Mt Silver, unwilling to lead. With Kanto falling apart at the seams, Frank has set out to find the most powerful trainers to lead Kanto via social and political revolution into the future. Remember “Everything is about Pokemon Battles, except Pokemon battles… Those are about power”.
Beat Frank in a power struggle to win the Presidential Badge
Maximillion Pegasus, the President of Industrial Illusions, was an ambitious man and was always striving to improve the games his company created.
One day, while Pegasus tested a new virtual interface down in the R&D lab, an accident created a wormhole and sucked Pegasus inside.
He floated in time and space for what seemed like aeons, awaking to find himself in an unfamiliar world with wondrous creatures roaming the vast countryside.
After observing the world he came to understand that these “Trainers” would catch, train and battle these “Poké-mon” creatures. His ambition got the best of him as he tried his own hand at catching a Pokémon; setting his sights upon a Ralts moving rocks around with his psychic powers. After catching and training Ralts, Pegasus became fascinated with psychic type Pokémon.
Pegasus gathered psychic types and challenged the League and its Champion, proving his strength and starting a Gym of his own.
Defeat Maximillion’s team to earn the Millennium Badge!
Johann can barely remember meeting Lapras. How could he, He was only 2 when he wandered off from his parents gaze, and fell from the S.S. Spiral. The alarm was raised as the toddler hit the icey cold waters of Snowpoint City and began splashing about in vain. The commotion and muffled cries of the boy were enough to catch the attention of a passing mother Lapras and her offspring. She darted over and plucked him up, placing the crying child on her shell as she swam to shore. Johann was saved and from that day the Lapras became like a second mother.
One day after his cousin Candice had been appointed the Snowpoint City Gym Leader, Johann decided maybe he should set out on his own quest and make a name as an ice trainer for himself. To do this he needed Pokémon, but not any old Pokémon. He needed to scour the land in search for the strongest, durable, brave, but most importantly faithful Ice Pokémon he could find. He packed his bag, bought some supplies and went to the bay to see off his Lapras family.
Explaining his plans and how he was going to leave was the hardest thing he had ever done. All of a sudden the young Lapras grabbed his bag throwing it to the shore knocking out a few Pokéballs. As Johann bent over to clean the mess, the Lapras snatched a ball and held it out to Johann. “You.. You want to come with me?” stammered Johann in disbelief looking at the Lapras in question. Johann looked over to its mother, who appeared to give a nod of approval. Grabbing the ball from its mouth, threw the ball in the air, a bright red flash enveloping the Pokémon. Giving his Adoptive mother one last hug, Johann turned to leave, tears beginning to roll down his cheek.
Impress Johann with your brave spirit to win the Sleet Badge!
Okora started his Pokemon journey at the very young age of 8. No matter the strength of trainer or task he’d face, he always did his best and made sure to enjoy his battles and learn from his hardships. All the while growing and assembling a team of the proudest and strong-willed Pokemon to fight for their Okora’s cause.
Test your mettle against Okora to win the 3 Star Badge!