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About Professor Pine

The founder of the PAX Pokemon League. Helping run the place since 2010.

Prime Leadership applications are now closed!

That’s right, PAX Prime 2013 leader applications are now closed!
Those who applied, thank you! We’ve been looking over all of them. We’ve reached our decision, and will be e-mailing information to those who applied by the e-mails you listed in your application, so keep an eye on your inbox!

For the rest of you, look forward to awesome posts leading up to PAX Prime 2013 as we’ll begin revealing the Leaders this summer!

Hope to see you all at PAX Prime!
~~Professor Pine

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Prime Leader Applications are OPEN!

That’s right!  Applications to be a leader at PAX Prime 2013 are open!

If you’re interested, please sign up on our forums by following this link: Click me, I do things!

We hope to hear from you soon!

And don’t forget to fill out our challenger survey in the post below this if you went to PAX East!

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Recruitment Cards!

After much undercover research, I’ve finally uncovered the last piece to Madame’ Boss’ Plan: Recruitment Cards.

That’s right, these are our 5 different Recruitment cards, one for each of the teams.

The way they seem to work, is that each of the 5 teams at PAX (Plasma, Rocket, Aqua, Magma, and Galactic) have their bosses seeking out new recruits to join their team.  If you do, you’ll recieve a card and be tasked with battling against recruits from the other teams, in order to determine which team is truly the best.

Here is a close up picture of the back of the team Magma Recruitment card.  The others seem to be very similar.

It seems the reward for completing your recruitment is some form of team representation, in the form of a bandana in your team’s color with their logo on it.

The last and potentially most important thing about these cards is that selecting a team means that you don’t have to battle that member of the elite 5 to get to the champion; your new boss will let you through with a free pass.  It seems however that whether or not you get a badge is up to your boss’ decision.

I’m aware that noble trainers, like most of you reading this post, would be reluctant to join up with any of these teams, and I respect your resolve, but it is imparitive that we gain more information about what these teams are up to.  That’s why, those trainers who do not support any of these teams should report to Professor Pine (that’s me).  I’ll have a special task, for you to go undercover in one of the organizations from which we need more information.


Thank you all for doing your part to help me help us help you all.
See you at PAX, and happy adventures!

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PAX Pokémon Comic #5

This week, we re-introduce an oft recurring face to the PAX Pokémon League who has also recieved a mysterious letter which has invigorated him to once again reach for the stars!

I would highly recommend you prepare for trouble, incase you aren’t already.

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Introducing: Thane Vector!

        Born Nathaniel Kee, Thane chose a new name when he first decided to take to the stage and become a rock star. During his early tours, his faithful Mareep provided constant companionship and doubled as a decent pillow during those long drives from city to city. Thane challenged trainers at every city he visited, enjoying the diverse array of talent he got to see from region to region. His skill and reputation as a trainer grew with his skill and reputation as a rock star, and soon Thane became a gym leader. Not content to give up his freedom to travel as a rock star, Thane dubbed his tour bus a mobile “gym” and continued to tour, telling people what it means to be a hero through the power of rock n’ roll. He chose to champion Electric-Type Pokemon both as a practical matter and in deference to his old Mareep. On his unending quest, Thane has chosen to ally himself with Team Magma, hoping that their earthy ways will assist him in rocking harder!

Trainers enter battle with Thane as Challengers of the PAX Pokemon League. By the time the battle is over, they will become Warriors of the PAX Pokemon League.

Defeating Thane will earn you the Warrior Badge!

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Introducing: Zoroark, The Trainer Named after the Pokemon!

     Zoroark was raised in the wild by Pokemon in the Noir Forest in the Oblivia Region. The Pokemon there gave him the name of Zoroark, seeing as he looked like nothing else they had ever seen, and loved to trick others. One day, He traveled to far, and came across the Tilt Village. He was taken in by a man named Hocus, who taught him much. After Horus was taken by the Rangers for arrest, he was left all alone. Soon a Pokemon Trainer came to him, and said that she had come looking for rare new Pokemon, and the chance to help people. She then asked Zoroark a question that changed his life forever, “A young man at your age, who isn’t a Pokemon trainer/Ranger? Why not?” And with that, his great journey begun. Soon he rised up in the ranks of Pokemon, utilizing brutal intimidation skills that he had learned when he lived in the wild, eventually becoming a Gym Leader and a member of Team Aqua. Soon afterwards, an organization called the PPL was gaining power, and as one of Team Aqua’s star commanders in less than 2 months, Zoroark was sent to be their conquer it. With his team of super-scary Pokemon, he makes a very formidable opponent.


Defeating Zoroark will earn you the spooky badge, seen below!

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PAX Pokemon League Comic 4

That’s right!  More chaos is brewing in the world of Pokemon.
This week, we take a trip to Sealand, recently founded by Team Magma and Team Aqua, to see what is brewing there, as more letters arrive.

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Introducing: Professor Pine, The Pokemon Researcher!

         Professor Pine was an outstanding graduate from the Castelia University Pokemon Research department. After graduation, Pine traveled the world, studying allongside Professor Elm, Ivy, Oak, and Juniper before settling in to research pokemon in the Pacific Northwest. Professor Pine does most of his research on Pokemon’s adaptations to unusual environments that allow them to survive. Despite his time spent doing research, Professor Pine is also an accomplished trainer, having collected many badges in his days of travel. If you end up facing him in a battle, Just be sure to expect the unexpected, and know you’re up against a very knowldegable opponent. Professor Pine does not consider himself in allegiance with any organization, other than the International Academy of Pokemon Researchers.

Defeating Professor Pine will earn you a starter badge (picture to come soon)!

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PPL Comic week 2!

We’ve got another comic page up today, but first a word on a more personal note from Professor Pine himself.

Hello all, It’s me, Professor Pine.
As you’ve no doubt heard the news from last week, I’m suspending the League this year at PAX.  I will still be in attendance of course, but due to the take over last year by Team Rocket, and the instability of the Rivals’ Leadership at East, we all need to take a step back and assess the situation we have in front of us.  Since we already had a fair number of leaders signed up to participate, there will still be other leaders at PAX Prime, and their bio’s will be getting posted soon.  Also thanks to an anonymous benefactor, more Leaders are going to be brought in to help fill in the void while the other League officials and myself sort out the state of the League.  So this year at Prime will be different, but still wonderful.  I really hope to see you there.
~~Professor Lester Pine


And now to your weekly scheduled content from elsewhere in the world…

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PAX Pokemon League Comic Page 1

Welcome to what will be our weekly release of our webcomic for the PAX Pokemon League, leading up to end of August.  We’re going to attempt to set the stage for events to transpire at PAX.

So without further ado, page 1:

Page 1

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