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Gym Leaders for East 2013

Champion: Cynthia, the Legendary Champion of Sinnoh!

Cynthia, not one to stay in one place for too long, has decided to do some research outside the Sinnoh and Unova regions. Getting some inspiration from Dawn, Cynthia decided to travel to the PAX Pokemon League. Upon studying the mythos of the region around the PAX Pokemon League, she found evidence of the three legendary birds: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in the region. On the trail of the birds and why they strayed from their native Kanto, Cynthia was asked to be the champion for the PAX Pokemon League. In a year previous, Dawn had spoke about the tenacity of the trainers in the region, and missing battles, Cynthia accepted. Although, never taking a break from studying, Cynthia would love to you to prove that you have what it takes to help her find the legendary birds. Find eight badges and defeat four of the elite six and she’ll accept your challenge!!!


And, what’s this? It looks like Cynthia has left a letter…

Greetings and welcome challengers to the PAX East Pokemon League 2013,

I have come to the great city of Boston because of a slight mix of work and pleasure. A dear friend said that the trainers here are fiery but still very compassionate for their Pokémon partners. Having fought many trainers with many varying dispositions all over the Sinnoh region, I decided to see for myself how other trainers fought and what it was about the challengers of Boston that piqued her interest.

That said, I have temporarily left my position as the champion of the Lily of the Valley League not only to test trainers from different backgrounds. Some evidence has lead me to realize legendary birds, Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno, are in the area. The last I heard of them was a few years ago where they had almost destroyed the world when a certain crazed collector tried to capture them…. Don’t worry challengers: I’ll do my best to make sure the world doesn’t end… at least not during PAX! I’ll need your help to find the legendary birds. Keep an eye out for clues as you face the challenge of the League!

I hope your journey is fruitful and that our paths cross in the near future.





Our Champion has a twitter account, too! @PPL_Cynthia

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The Elite Six!

Clockwise from left: Gilman, Charles, Oceanus, Gunpei, Kaya, Sir Ivan North

Oceanus, The Storm Chaser!

Oceanus is recognized as one of the world’s foremost trainers of Water Pokemon. After PAX he decided a change was in order and traveled the world’s oceans, determined to catch and train a team of new Pokemon. Keeping very few of his original team, he set off to find the rarest of Pokemon the earth has in it’s depths. The oceans of the Pokemon world are vast and mysterious, as is Oceanus’ new team of Water-type Pokemon. Do you have what it takes to stop the very ocean and earn the Geyser Emblem?



Sir Ivan North, the Deadly Dealer!

There was a time where Sir Ivan masterfully sold products for Silph Co. It was his sworn duty to make every pitch a hit. However: after watching the greed and pride of his employers, the envy and wrath of their competitors, and the gluttony and lust for more products from their consumers – Sir Ivan grew tired of it all. He has now taken up a new role as a traveling salesman, who gets into the mind of his customers before they become his challengers. Defeat his deadly team in battle and you will earn yourself the Sinful Emblem!


Kaya, The Choreographer!

A native of Unova, Kaya began training Pokemon at a very young age. Always a wanderer who followed her own tempo, she journeyed across the world to discover new breeds of Pokemon and battle the trainers who raised them. Kaya eventually grew attached to the town of Ecruteak, and found inspiration in the Kimono Girls: strong, graceful trainers who could bring out the fullest potential of their Pokemon. Kaya emulated their calm disciplined demeanor in training her own squad of battle-dancers, starting with the Liligant that had been with her since the start of her journey. Now, she seeks to serve as teacher to a new generation. Overcome her challenge and be awarded the Capoeira Emblem!

As an added bonus: select challengers who prove their worth to Kaya will be gifted an extra prize: a genetically superior Eevee!


Gunpei as: Poké-Red, the Heroes’ Leader!

Gunpei is an actor from Pokéstar Studios studios who plays Takumi in the television series Monster Sentai Pokéger. A director from Pokéstar Studios found this unknown at a local Pokémon tournament and thought his unique personality would be a perfect fit for the role of Takumi. Though he had no formal training, Gunpei proved himself a natural born actor and wowed not only the heads of Pokéstar Studios, but the public at large. Gunpei’s new found stardom allowed him to follow one of his life-long dreams and open his own Pokémon gym. Soon after wrapping up the second season of Monster Sentai Pokéger, Gunpei was selected to become one of the new Elite 6 members. There he takes on all challengers as his character Takumi’s transformed form: the legendary hero Poké-Red! He waits along with his six Pokémon rangers, for those with the fire of justice burning in their hearts to join him against his fight against evil. Defeat him and claim the Justice Emblem!


Charles, the Rotation Master!

Charles… he grew up in… Driftveil city. Always the heartbreaker, one day he fell hard for a girl. Hoping to impress her, Charles learned a new style of battling from his father. Its name… Triple Battle! When his would-be love turned him down, he got on his bike and became the wind looking for a place to accept him. Two years of riding later bad-boy Charles returned to Driftveil and began battling trainers in his own style… Rotation Battle! Only a few weeks after his return, a young trainer told him of the PAX Pokemon League. Intrigued, Charles set off for Boston to bring both battle styles to new heights. Master them to earn the Rotation Emblem!


Gilman, the Bearer of Light!

Outdoorsy and adventurous, Gilman and his trusty sidekick Vulpix were loved by all on their residential island of Cinnabar. He organized many outdoor community activities, such as gardening and sail-boating, to help encourage island residents to enjoy the natural beauties of the sun. These acts caught the eye of the town’s hero and gym leader, Blaine. With the unfortunate eruption of the volcano, Blaine was forced to relocate to the Seafoam Islands. Before he left, he granted Gilman a small box. Inside was a Fire Stone, and a note directing Gilman towards the PAX Pokemon League, encouraging him to share his good nature and open-mind with others. Gilman and his Vulpix set out in search of trainers who could prove to them their love of life. Do so and earn the Solar Emblem!


 Remember, you only have to defeat four of the Elite Six members and collect their emblems to challenge the champion!

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Leader: Toph A. Snails, the Metal Loving Biker!

Both an easy-rider and a rebel without a cause, Toph A. Snails was exiled from his hometown, the Wobbuffet Village, for his strong dislike of Wobbuffet. He set out on the open road looking for challengers, eager to prove his Steel-type Pokemon cannot be beaten (especially not by any inflatable blue Pokemon). Toph roamed the bike paths of every of region looking for fights, and now he’s come to the PAX Pokemon League. Defeat Toph A. Snails and be awarded the Biker Badge!

Twitter: @PPL_Toph

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Leader: Crystal, the Dark Redeemer!

In her small hometown of Eterna City, Crystal’s childhood was filled with spooky stories about dark Pokemon – stories about Pokemon who would fill your dreams with horrifying, unending nightmares or bring you great misfortune solely for crossing their paths. Imagine her surprise when she was led to safety by a helpful Sableye after getting lost in the depths of Iron Mountain! After this experience, Crystal began to question those tales she grew up on and set out to meet as many dark Pokemon as possible. She has made it her mission to expose the world to the redeeming qualities of dark-type Pokemon and show that they shouldn’t be judged based on their appearance or silly urban legends. Realize this truth and defeat her team of unfairly outcast Pokemon to receive the Redemption badge!

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Leader: Magma Admins JTK and Chalkey, the Volcanic Couple!

JTK and Chalkey became a couple after realizing they shared two common interests: pokemon, and taking over the world. After moving up the ranks of Team Magma, this power couple quickly became the faces trainers all over the world associated with Pokemon Crime. The only way to defeat this devious duo is with a partnership stronger than theirs, so teaming up with a long-time rival or short-time ally may be the sole option for victory. Trainers who do manage to win will receive the Lava Badge!

Admin JTK’s Twitter: @iBidoof

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Leader: Thane Vector, the Rock Legend!

Born Nathaniel Kee, Thane changed his name when he committed himself to becoming a rock star. After an embarrassing number of years touring hard and using Jeff, his Mareep, as a pillow during long rides, Thane’s achieved fame that matches his passion as a traveling gym leader. After an amazing performance at PAX Prime, he’s been invited to PAX East. Challengers deemed worthy will receive a Warrior Badge for their efforts. Plans for a full east coast tour are underway. For more information, contact his booking agent.

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Leader: Beatrice, the Gentle Poison Master!

Beatrice was raised among the blooming fields of Floaroma town. Although she loves all plants, she is especially drawn to poisonous varieties. Beatrice is interested in finding ways to use poisons to make useful things, like medicines. When she was ready for her Pokemon journey, she traveled all over the world to gather up exotic, poisonous grass type Pokemon which aid her in her work. Eventually she opened a studio, which doubles as her gym, where trainers are invited to learn all about flowers and challenge her for the Nightshade badge.

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Leader: Brock, the Solid Rock!

Upon retirement from his travels, Brock settled down and focused on fulfilling his dream to become a Pokemon breeder. While he breeds Pokemon of all types, Brock retains his affinity for rock-type Pokemon. Recently, he has become restless, and has decided to travel to the PAX Pokemon League to find others who share his passion for Pokemon. If you manage to prove your strength and your love for your Pokemon by defeating him, you will be awarded the Wall badge!

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Leader: Lawrence III, the Crazed Collector!

Lawrence the Third was once the greatest collector of all time. He used his vast wealth and power to attempt to capture the Legendary Birds, in the hopes of fulfilling an ancient prophecy and meeting the great Pokemon Lugia. Lawrence intended to collect Lugia, even if it meant the end of the world! His plans were foiled by an upstart young trainer named Ash Ketchum, who crashed Lawrence’s flying castle and became the Chosen One of prophecy. His plans foiled and his collection destroyed, Lawrence picked up the only item that had survived, an Ancient Mew Pokemon card, and vanished, vowing to start his collection over again. Years later, Lawrence has reemerged as a Gym Leader in the PAX Pokemon League. Can you stop this madman from adding your Pokemon to his collection!? Do so and you’ll collect the Prophecy Badge!

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Leader: Ciro, the Glacial Dragon Hunter!

At the age of nine, Ciro befriended a Sneasel on Mt. Silver, near the tiny town where he lived. After his town was razed to the ground by a battle between a Salamance and a Garchomp a month before he was to earn his Pokemon license, he stole a Pokeball and, with the help of Sneasel, captured the wounded Salamance and defeated the Garchomp. Returning home to his worried parents, he was forbidden from obtaining a license and told he must say goodbye to the Sneasel. He refused and fled the town, vowing to track down and capture dangerous dragon-types that could be harmful to people. Since then he has had a series of successful captures of dangerous dragons, which he left anonymously with Blackthorne City Gym Leader Clair. His good deeds were finally found out by Professor Oak. He was absolved of his crimes, and given an official license, and his skill in battle against dragons led him to becoming a Gym Leader in the Johto Region. Do you have the cold skill to take on this battle-scarred hunter and earn the Rimewyrm badge?

Twitter: @PAXDragonHunter

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