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Want To Help Support PPL?


The PAX Pokemon League is an attendee-run volunteer organization. It is not officially sponsored, so all expenses come from leaders’ pockets and donations. The League has many expenses, and this year we’re going to be having lots of prizes and giveaways, which we’ll be posting about as PAX East approaches!

If you’d like to help support us, and have some spare funds, please consider donating to our PayPal account. Funds go strictly to things like prizes, hand-outs (ex: trainer cards), and other related materials.  By no means do the funds go to paying anyone within the PPL!


To thank you for your donation, we’re offering some pay-what-you-want donation wallpapers made by our art director, Pokemon Researcher Nyankokimi!

Thanks again for your support! We look forward to seeing you at PAX East!

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A Wild Valentine Appears!

Hello – I’m Pokemon Researcher Nyankokimi, and you can find me helping out Researcher Propriety at this PAX East!  We thought you all might enjoy having something to hand out to your sweeties this Valentines Day, so we all came together and made these! Just click the thumbnail to grab the larger image, print them out, and bring smiles to everyone around you!

Happy Valentines Day from The PAX Pokemon League! <3


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Announcing Trainer Cards for East 2013!

The PAX Pokemon League East is proud to present the designs for this year’s Trainer Cards!

From top to bottom: the Electric Bird card, the Fire Bird card, and the Ice Bird card. In the upper right, the reverse of the Ice Bird card. Designed by me, Propriety. Our amazing leader art is drawn by Kimberly Swanner, with inks by Cocowoushi and colors by Laura Wilson (a.k.a the mayor of Weenietowne!)

After their first battle, each challenger will be awarded their very own trainer card! In addition to being a nice memento of your PAX Pokemon League journey, each trainer card shows Gym Leaders recommended for you to battle and the badge you’ll earn if you defeat them! (Of course you can battle any leader, not just those on your card.)

Also, on the back of the card is useful information about the League, such as contact information, meetup times, and new Leader Swarm times and locations! (More on Leader Swarms next week!) Also on the back of the cards is a cipher that will help you unlock the location of the legendary birds… more details on the LEGENDS Challenge will be posted on Thursday!

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The PAX Pokemon League Approaches!

Yo! Champ In Making!

I hope you’ve been training like no one’s ever trained, because PAX East is only 60 days away! Over the past few months, the PAX Pokemon League has been working hard to assemble a cadre of Gym Leaders from far and wide for you to challenge, badges for you to earn, puzzles for you to solve, and prizes for you to win! This year the PPL is going to be bigger than it’s ever been, and in the next sixty days, we’re going to be revealing information about each of our leaders, as well as some secrets and surprises…!

Official rules are, as always, posted on the “Rules” page for your perusal, and the first gym leader will be revealed TOMORROW! Are you ready? Let’s go!

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That guy with the scarf.

Hey there, challenger! It’s Propriety. The Professor has told me you’re all set to venture out on your journey to see the world, fill up your Pokedex, and challenge the PAX Pokemon League… but before you go, do you think I could ask you for a favor?

I’m doing some research on intra-pokemon communications, and I’ve got a startling hypothesis about the legendary birds of Kanto that could blow the world of Pokelinguistics wide open! It’s all about signal plumage and noun-verb phraseology…

 …high frequency… … … plumage… … … … root language… … … … … … … … …

… … … … …semantic compatibility… … … … verb forms… … … … … … … … … …

… lingua franca… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

Oh, sorry! Were you falling asleep? I got carried away again. None of that’s important. What’s important is I was hoping you might help me do a bit of field research…. The legendary birds are notoriously hard to track down, though I’ve got some leads as to their whereabouts. I need you to work together with other challengers and gym leaders you meet to solve clues and help me find them so we can make some good scientific observations! It might not be easy, but I promise you, it’ll make for an exciting adventure!

Check back here regularly and I’ll get you equipped for adventure and fill you in on all the details. Hope to see you there!

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Applications to be a gym leader at PAX East 2013 are now open!

Everyone from Prime is still recovering from what was surely a wonderful weekend, but we here on the East coast are already furiously organizing to prepare for PAX East 2013! Applications to be a leader for the PPL at PAX East 2013 are NOW OPEN!!! Check this post on the forums for more details! 

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