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Leader: Pandora, the Man from Another Dimension!

Pandora was born in Ecruteak City. He grew close with the gym leader Morty and his ghost Pokemon. From then on, Pandora knew he wanted to be Morty’s successor and take over the Ercuteak Gym after Morty retired. Sadly, at the age of ten, his family moved to Mistralton city in the Unova region, far away from the ghost-type Pokemon he loved. Depressed and lost, Pandora wandered north of Mistralton and found himself at the entrance of Celestial Tower. Curious, and a bit anxious, Pandora entered the tower. He discovered that Unova had its own species of ghost Pokemon, and he befriended a small Litwick. Pandora realized he could still live his dream by becoming a ghost gym leader in Unova. With his new friend Litwick he left his home in search of ghost Pokemon across Unova. Battle Pandora, emerge victorious, and be awarded the Destiny badge! 

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Leader: Hamato, the Safari Master!

Over the past year, Hamato, caretaker of the Safari Zone and leader of the Safari Zone gym, couldn’t shake the desire for adventure burning in his heart. Baoba saw this, and, after hearing of a mysterious forest in the Unova region from his friend Mr. Pokémon, knew Hamato would be the perfect trainer to investigate. Excited to be sent out on an expedition after so long, Hamato and Kosshi, his faithful Marowak, set out for the Unova region. Upon reaching the White Forest, they heard from the locals the tale of a gateway hidden deep in the forest leading to a mystical world where Pokémon of all types ran free. After spending a month deep in the forest, Hamato emerged with both tales of fantastic adventures, and with Pokémon with strange new abilities. He has re-opened the Safari Zone gym and, together with his new friends, will take on all challengers. Defeat him and you will earn yourself the Expedition Badge.

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Leader: Antoine, the Proud Bug King!

Like many young trainers, Antoine was once a weak Bug Catcher. But while others caught stronger pokemon and abandoned their bugs, Antoine worked hard with his exotic bug pokemon, and raised them to be formidable. Now, with a chip on his shoulder, he is a champion for the cause of his beloved bug pokemon and the reputation of Bug Catchers and Trainers everywhere who love Bugs. Trainers may be dismissive of bugs, but Antoine knows that bug pokemon can be strong, if you work hard and believe in them. If challenged, he will show you through fantastic battle that bug pokemon are a force with which to be reckoned, with his rallying cry, “Onward to victory majestic, bug pokemon!” Do you think you have what it takes to squash his bug pokemon and earn the Swarm Badge?

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Leader: Nando, the Wandering Minstrel!

There was a time when Nando considered becoming a Pokémon Coordinator, as opposed to a Trainer. In the end, he decided on both. And why not? He’s a multi-talented man with a Musical Heart. Travelling across the country, Nando decided to join the PPL in hopes of spreading his music and his love for Pokémon to others who care about them as much as he does. Nando is not, by nature, a competitive man. However, his Pokémon are well trained and you shouldn’t be surprised if he comes up to challenge you to a Battle or a Dance Contest. Always a peace keeper, Nando strives for Pokémon interaction without the tension and will even play you a tune on his harp, if you’re feeling down. He has a rivalry with Dawn and will always request a rematch if he finds her out in the world. Best him in a Dance Competition or Battle to earn the Clarity Badge.

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Leader: The Mysterious Mr. Moustache!

Once there was a man who was a prize-winning paragon of mustached men. However, the burning envy of one of his competitors led to a public and shameful sabotage of his once peerless facial hair. Disgraced, the man he was fled from the public eye and became… The Mysterious Mr. Mustache, trainer extraordinaire! Only pokemon who proudly sport stately mustaches of their own earn the right to fight by his side, each of which finely trained with the same meticulous care his gives his own whiskers. Together, they established a gym dedicated to spreading the love of mustaches of all shapes and sizes. He respectfully hands over the Handlebar Badge to any who defeat him. 

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Leader: Yeager, The Aerial Ace!

Originally from Mistralton City, Yeager grew up with a Pidgey named Maverick and a wish to fly. In the war he flew fighter planes alongside the famous Lt. Surge, and after the war became a pilot. After logging thousands of hours of commercial flight, Yeager yearned for something more. He began to fly across the world, drifting from region to region with his pokemon looking for new challenges and new flying pokemon to befriend, and has set up a gym on a B-17 Flying Forretress. Those who can beat Yeager in dogfight will be awarded the Aviator badge!”

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Leader: Ser Charles, the Pokémon Paladin!

Fed up with evil organizations pushing for a bleak future, Charles found solace in old stories of knights and their armored Pokemon saving lasses in distress from rampaging dragon-type Pokemon and men that had fallen under the influence of powerful dark-type Pokemon. After traveling for many years, he decided to establish a gym to teach young trainers to battle with honor and courage. Ser Charles will knight those brave and skilled enough to best his team of Steel-Type team, and send them away with a Valor Badge as proof of their honor.

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Leader: Dawn, the Contest Competitor Of Sinnoh!

After leaving Ash and Brock to follow her dreams of becoming a contest winner in the region of Sinnoh, Dawn became bored of just contests. She missed the occasional battle with Ash, and so has decided to achieve a happy medium between the two disciplines. Dawn has come to the PAX Pokemon League in search of new opponents to battle, in hopes of finding new approaches to battling. Although, never forgetting her first love, Dawn modeled her badge after a real contest badge. Challenge her and possibly win the Super Cute Badge!

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Leader: Propriety, the Cerebral Scholar!

The foremost expert in Pokemon Intelligence, Propriety spends his time as a Pokemon researcher. An understudy of Nacrene City’s Lenora for several years, he was the first researcher to develop and demonstrate a process to teach Pokemon elementary reading skills. An avid bibliophile, what was his small personal collection of books on Pokemon has grown into one of the most extensive public libraries in the region, rivaling Nacrene City’s. Propriety is returning to represent the PAX Pokemon League for the second year, and if you manage to outwit his new team of finely honed intellects, you will be granted the Insight Badge.

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Leader: Barry, the Impatient Rival!

Barry is a determined trainer from Twinleaf Town, who is quick to jump into the action and take on challengers. After becoming champion at the Sinnoh League, he has been rushing across the globe to take challenges from any trainer he can. He also looks for any excuse to show off his badge collection, and his amazing and powerful pokemon! Take caution, for despite his upbeat and excited attitude, he is impatient and won’t wait a second to get the battle going! Defeat him fast to acquire the Twinleaf Badge – or be fined a million Pokédollars!

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