Category Archives: PAX South 2015

Elite Four Member: Sorrel, the Weather Expert!

sorrel-artAfter working for many years at Hoenn’s Weather Institute, Sorrel wanted to gain more first hand experience with the most extreme types of weather the world had to offer. Over the years she trained a multitude of different Pokemon suited to traveling in all types of weather to help her research. Battling with other trainers on the road, she discovered she she had also become a powerful battler and was offered an invitation to participate in the PPL as a member of the PAX South Elite 4. Sorrel’s brought her favorite grass types, ready to bask in the sun or soak up the rain. Weather her storm to earn the Greenhouse Emblem!

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Elite Four Member: Mr. Saturday, the Venerable Vodouist!

saturday-artHailing from the northeast, Mr. Saturday is a regular face at PPL East. During his trips to Boston, he became fascinated by hauntings at the sites of the Salem Witch Trials. Seeing the untapped potential of these spirits, he captured several to create an elite team of ghost pokemon. As their strength grew, he found he needed to head farther and farther south to find more challenging opponents, leading him to the Voodoo capital of the US, New Orleans. There he studied the intricacies of the practice and used it to further hone his skills with ghost type pokemon. As he gained notoriety, he also gained the attention of the PAX Pokemon League South, which invited him to battle as one of its Elite Four! Brave trainers, proceed with caution and you may just earn Legba’s approval… and the Crossroad’s Emblem!

Crossroads Badge

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Elite Four Member: Darren, The Sea Captain!

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Darren has always loved sailing the seas of his native land of Hoenn with his trusty Wingull. One day, while starting out on a new voyage, his ship was boarded by Team Aqua grunts. As Darren struggled to save his ship, his Wingull evolved into Pelipper and defeated the Aqua attackers. Ever since, Darren and Pelipper have devoted themselves to keeping the seas safe from Team Aqua and any others who would do sailors or pokemon harm on the seas. Darren received an invitation to the PPL as one of its PAX South Elite Four, and gladly accepted. He relishes the chance to test his and his Pokemon’s strength against the challengers of the PPL! Brave the briny deep against Darren to earn the Captain’s Emblem!

Captain's Emblem

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Leader: Hiker Bill, the Hiker’s Gym Leader!

bill-artHiker Bill was born in the quiet mountain retreat of Blackthorn City. As a small child, Bill developed a strong desire to explore the world around him, frequently going into nearby caves and the surrounding tall grass. It was in one of those nearby caves that he met his first pokemon and partner, Geodude. As Hiker Bill and his Geodude grew older and stronger together, they started to venture further and further from home. Together, they toughened up by travelling to the highest peaks and deepest caverns throughout Johto. When they finally felt strong enough, they started travelling all across Kanto, Hoenn and anywhere they could find a hiking challenge. Bill and his pokemon have become well known for cheerfully greeting other trainers and travelers with a warm smile and a pokemon battle. Share a story and a battle with Bill to earn the Beard Badge!

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Leader: Pending, the Arena Master!

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Hailing from Veilstone City, Pending dreamed of becoming the greatest martial artist and fighting type master in Sinnoh. At the beginning of his journey, Pending was in search of the perfect alias to match his future title. During his early bouts, still undecided, he put [pending] under the name slot. Slowly, he became a recognized and feared contender at tournaments not just in Sinnoh but the world over, though it took a while before he could secure a title with a first place victory. Only after he finally gained the title of Arena Master by surpassing hundreds of others in the 3v3 arena championships did he realize what he had done. The commentators had been calling him “Pending”, round after round, in front of thousands of fans, and it was too late to change! Enter the ring with the master and emerge victorious to earn the [Pending] Badge!

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Leader: Felix Cuprum, the Metallurgist!

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Felix’s father was a metallurgist, traveling around the world with Felix in tow, studying pokemon and the metals in their environments. While they traveled, Felix trained to one day battle the Elite Four back home in the Johto region. Over time, he spent less and less time battling, and more studying to become a metallurgist like his father. After finally becoming a metallurgist himself, Felix found he had a lot more free time on his hands, and got back into battling. At first it was rough, re-acquianting himself with the strengths and friendships of his pokemon, but soon he was both a well respected trainer and scientist. The PAX Pokemon League contacted him, inviting him to be a Gym Leader and test the determination of others in battle at PPL South! Anxious to put his battling skills to the true test, he has eagerly prepared to face all challengers! Test your mettle against his metal to earn the Alloy Badge!

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Leader: Mist Ariah, the Crystalline Keeper!

mist-artA protector of pokemon left out in the cold, Mist Ariah began her pokemon career as a breeder and caretaker of lost or abandoned pokemon near her hometown of Snowbelle City. Mist always saw the great potential of every pokemon she took in, and eventually became a Gym Leader to show that same potential to other trainers. She hopes to demonstrate to all challengers that even the coldest pokemon can melt your heart if you give it the chance! Can you resist her team’s deep chill and emerge triumphant? Show her the power and potential of your own pokemon to earn the Crystalline Badge!

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Leader: Leo, the ERROR 418 I’m a teapot

leo-artAs a child, Leo washed up on the shore of Cinnibar Island and was taken in by the crazy old man who found him. During his time on the island, he became fascinated by stories of unusual phenomenon along the eastern coast, and scoured the internet and research texts for similar oddities. On his fifteenth birthday, Leo set out on his own in search of the unexplained. He traveled around the world collecting electric type pokemon with strange or unusual traits. While in the Hoenn region, Leo met another old man named Wattson, who invited Leo to train with him in his gym. Leo discovered that the only thing he loved more then discovery was battling. After opening his own Gym, he was contacted by the PAX Pokemon League and offered the opportunity to discover the power of its challengers as a leader at PAX South! Give Leo a shocking battle to earn the Glitch Badge!

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Leader: Spirit, the Tamer of Ancient Beasts!

spirit-artFrom the moment he received his first pokemon, a newly hatched Dratini, Spirit knew he loved two things: battling and dragons. Upon reaching the age of ten, he began his pokemon journey, his Dragonair helping him battle his way through the Hoenn gyms with ease. However, Spirit’s overconfidence got the better of him, and he lost at his first stop at the Battle Pyramid. Interested the boy’s potential, Pyramid King Brandon took Spirit under his wing, and trained him in the arts of pokemon battling. Under Brandon’s tutelage, he trained and studied in Hoenn’s many timeworn ruins, becoming fascinated by the legends of ancient beings and the power they represented. He now works with his dragons towards uncovering the secrets hidden within the world of pokemon to further improve his battle skills. Delve with him into the mysteries of pokemon to earn the Ancient Badge!

Ancient Badge

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Leader: Fangurley, the Queen Bee!

fangurley-artFangurley hadn’t always seen the power in bug pokemon; once she even thought they were the weakest type of all. One day, she decided to tryout the bug catching contest at the National Park and caught a Weedle. She didn’t win, but she couldn’t simply abandon Weedle, and decided to train it. Weedle very quickly evolved to Beedrill, and Fangurley saw the real power potential of bug type pokemon. Eventually building a team of all bug-types, she become known far and wide for her skill with these often undervalued pokemon. Recently, the PPL invited the Queen Bee to be a gym leader for PAX South. Show the value of your pokemon partners to earn the Honeycomb Badge!

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