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The Hall of Fame!

Apologies that it took so long! But here it is!

League Champions! Congratulations! Welcome to the Hall of Fame!

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Challenger Survey!

Hey there challengers,

Hopefully you’re still experiencing that rosy glow from PAX East 2013. If you’d be so kind, I’ve made up a survey so we can find out what you liked and what you didn’t like about the League this year. Actually, even if you didn’t attend PAX East, you can still fill out the survey!

The survey can be found by clicking here.

Your responses are anonymous, so let us know what you thought! This kind of feedback really helps when it comes time to make decisions for next year’s League. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes or so.



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Thank you to all of you, to every one of you challengers, for making the PAX Pokemon Leauge 2013 the biggest and best PPL to date. The League wouldn’t be anything without it’s challengers! You make it happen!

I know I personally also want to thank all the gym leaders, elite six members, and the champion, as well as my fellow researcher Kim, who all helped make the league as great as it was. I couldn’t have done it without all of you. Thank you!

Within the next week, I’ll be posting a little survey for you to take so we can gather some statistics to make the League even better next year! Also there will be some places for suggestions and for you to tell us any cool stories you may have from your league challenge, and information so you can find out all the other cool stuff our gym leaders do when they’re not being gym leaders!

And if you want to be a gym leader at PAX East next year, we accept applications starting in September. Make sure you’re following our twitter (@PAXPokemon) and/or our Facebook to be kept up to date on all the going-ons! We’ll be posting a bunch of photos to our facebook account! Also, you can join our Forums. It’s a bit quiet now, but we’d love to make it more active. Go in there and share your stories!

For right now, though, I’m going to get my Snorlax on… everyone use REST… and make sure you’re not holding a Chesto Berry.


Thanks again!

-Researcher Propriety

That guy with the scarf.


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Mysterious Stone Tablets…

Researcher Propriety here. Several of the archaeologist gym leaders in the group have informed me that they have discovered a stone tablet with mysterious markings… while I’m 100% certain these markings are NOT related to the legendary birds, they have indeed provoked quite a bit of curiosity among some of the other researchers in the group…

It seems to have something to do with time travel….

Top researchers are working to decode the text, but all they’ve managed to uncover is that it has something to do with time travel. Maybe you can figure out the mystery? If you’re interested, I might ask some of the archeologically-minded gym leaders you encounter… but which of them would know about time travel?

Who knows what rewards are waiting? Grab your Rosetta stones and get cracking!

(Note that this puzzle is completely separate from the LEGENDS puzzle on the back of your trainer cards. Don’t get them confused!)

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Challenging the League and LEGENDS Puzzle Reminder!

In case you missed the original post, here’s a quick review about Trainer Cards!

After facing your first gym leader, win or lose, they should award you a trainer card! On the front of this card, you’ll see a subset of gym leaders who might be most suitable for you to battle! Remember, though, you can battle ANY Leader, not just those pictured on your card!

Collect eight badges from any leader for the right to face the Elite Six. Collect four emblems from any of the Elite Six for the right to face the champion!

While supplies last, anyone who beats the Champion will be themselves crowned champion and will be awarded one of these FABULOUS CHAMPION CAPES!

Lovingly handcrafted by gym leader Berri! (@YacheBerri)

On the back of the card is important information, like meetup times, swarm times, and contact info for the League!

Also on the back of the card is a puzzle detailing the location of one of the legendary birds. Solve the puzzle using clues you pick up during your PPL journey! We highly recommend working together with other challengers to find clues! Some gym leaders will also have clues that might help. Once you’ve unmixed the solution to the puzzle, find Researcher Propriety or Researcher Kim (pictured on the back of the cards) to claim your prize! The puzzle is nonmandatory, but it is a good way to win prizes!

Also, here is a quick wallpaper of the Elite 6 and the Champion, to get you in the mood for a challenge!


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Visit the Champion Showcase for LEGENDARY PRIZES!!!

On Sunday, at 7:01 PM, after PAX has officially ended, come to the Westin Mezzanine for the

Gym leaders, Elite Four, and Challengers will mingle and battle! Maybe pick up a few of the badges you missed, get to know your fellow Pokemaniacs, get in on the League’s annual group photo, and just generally have a good time! Plus, challengers who beat the Champion can come here to show off their capes!

But the real big news is that at the Champion Showcase we’ll be giving away FABULOUS PRIZES!!!

Every challenger who successfully solves the LEGENDS puzzle on the back of their trainer card and reports the solution to claim their prize will be entered into a raffle to win one of these sweet perler bead magnets!

Created by the wonderful Emily(@HotBeverages)!

And, of course, the grand prize: for those who solve the LEGENDS puzzle and also ascend to the highest point of the League… every challenger who both proves their worth against Champion, and solve the LEGENDS puzzle and report the solution to Researcher Propriety or Researcher Kim will be entered into a raffle to catch one of the Legendary Birds… IN BABY FORM!!!

Created by Naox, these legendary birds are soft and cuddly and will probably not engulf you in flames/frost/lightning.

You must be present to win these fabulous prizes, so make sure you’re at the Champion Showcase from 7-8 on Sunday evening!

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PAX Pokemon League Guidebook!

The PPL has created a guidebook for PAX East 2013! Download the guidebook application for your smartphone or tablet, and you can search for the PAX Pokemon League East 2013 Guidebook! Inside you’ll find a convenient calendar featuring all meetup times and swarm times so you can add them to your calendar, as well as a full list of gym leaders, so you can check them off as you go.

But hurry! Unfortunately, because we can’t afford to purchase the full version, our guidebook is limited to 200 downloads. So if you want all the League’s information in the palm of your hand, grab our guidebook ASAP! Second best thing to a Pokedex!

Click here to get our guidebook!

Also, those of you who download the guidebook will get a sneak peak at tomorrow’s update… ;B

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A Gym Leader Swarm at Route PAX East!

You’re standing at the Gate between Expo Hall City and Route Tabletop, reading the electronic bulletin board as its message scrolls past, and… what’s that you see?! Do your eyes deceive you?! No! It’s… it’s… a


This year at PAX East, every once in a while, in a certain locations, a “swarm” of Gym Leaders will appear! This changes the probability of finding a gym leader at a given spot from <1%, to almost 100%!!! But you’ve got to hurry, because gym leaders will be available at the swarm location for a limited amount of time and accepting a limited number of challengers before they disperse! If you’re fast, this is a great way to challenge a gym leader or two while avoiding the long lines that sometimes form at the Handheld Lounge Meetups! That said, there’s no way of knowing which gym leaders will appear at which swarms, or even how many will appear! It’s a bit random!

Here are the swarm times and locations:

FRIDAY 2 PM: East Entry Hall
FRIDAY 2:30 PM: Outside Classic Console Freeplay
FRIDAY 7 PM: Westin Bridge
FRIDAY 9 PM: Tabletop

SATURDAY 10 AM: West Entry Hall
SATURDAY 11 AM: Wyvern Theatre Queue Room
SATURDAY NOON: Outside Wyvern Theatre
SATURDAY 2:30 PM: Dance Stage
SATURDAY 6:30 PM: Freeplay Stage

SUNDAY 11 AM: Westin Bridge
SUNDAY NOON: Upper Food Court
SUNDAY 1 PM: Lower Food Court
SUNDAY 4 PM: Freeplay Stage
SUNDAY 4:30 PM: Chiptune Jam Space

In case you forget, locations and times for all swarms will be listed on the backs of your trainer cards, so be sure to find your first gym leader and battle them to pick up a trainer card ASAP!


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Handheld Lounge Meetup Times!

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for! Here are your 2013 PAX Pokemon League Handheld Lounge Meetup Times!

Just remember “4-4-2”!

Friday: 4 PM!

Saturday: 4 PM!

Sunday: 2 PM!

All meetups will be held in the Handheld Lounge! The Handheld Lounge gets crowded during PPL meetups, so please be courteous to those around you, especially people who are not participating in the PPL and are just trying to chill in a beanbag with their handheld. Do not step on them! Try to share beanbags if possible. Also try to keep the noise at a reasonable level; some pokemon startle easily and you wouldn’t want to distract some other challengers’ pokemon during their battle! Also, outlets are at a premium in the Handheld Lounge area. If you have a power strip, bring it! If you have a wrist charger, bring it!

Meetups only go for an hour officially but gym leaders often hang around afterward and they’re a great way to challenge lots of gym leaders or find that one elusive badge you’re missing.

Also, meetups are a great time to ask other people and compare notes toward solving the LEGENDS puzzle that will be on the back of your trainer card! We encourage challengers to collaborate with each other. Bring Researcher Propriety or Researcher Kim the solution to the puzzle to help them find the legendary birds and receive a prize!

ALSO Also, be sure to join us on SUNDAY at 6:01 PM after the closing ceremonies on the Mezzanine of the Westin Lobby for the CHAMPION SHOWCASE! More details on the Champion Showcase will be revealed soon!


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A special delivery!

Rufus the Pokemon League janitor dropped a package off at my office, and my my! Look at these beautiful little things!

Old-timey map not included.

Each of you challengers will be getting one of these beautiful little things along with your trainer card, while supplies last!

I have no idea what they’re for, but Rufus seems insistent, so… (when I say insistent  I mean he keeps trying to trip me with his mop whenever he sees me. He’s clearly enamored with my research!)



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