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PPL 5th Anniversary Raffle Prizes!

What is an anniversary without presents? Except for our anniversary, we give the presents TO YOU!

Fabulous Prizes!

Thanks to the generous contributions of gym leaders and fans, we’ll be raffling off the chance to pick from fabulous prizes including

-Exclusive Boston 2015 Pokemon World Championships Pikachu plush, lanyard, keychain, and box surprise!
-Kalos Starter Plushes!
-Kuttari Cutie Mew, Umbreon, and Espeon plushes!
-A Diglet plush keychain!
-A Lucario Amiibo!
-The Electric Tale of Pikachu issues!
-Eeveelution Charms and Decals!
-a plush pikachu butt?!

And more! (There will be more prizes not pictured!)

How can you win one of these fabulous prizes? You’ll need a raffle ticket! Raffle tickets can be earned by

1. defeating the Champion,


2. visiting our table in the Diversity Lounge, showing us you’ve earned 1 Badge, and answering a Pokémon Trivia Question! (If you get your trivia question wrong, you can come back the next day and try again. Once you’ve earned a ticket this way, you can’t get another one though!)

You can earn a raffle ticket either of these ways, or both ways to double your chances!

Raffles will be held at 5 PM on Friday and Saturday in the Diversity Lounge, and at 7 PM on Sunday in the Westin Lobby! A subset of prizes will be available each day, so choose which raffle you want to enter wisely! Fewer people may enter on Friday, increasing your chances… but the item you most want may not be available that day! How exciting!

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Your Champion: Robin the Tactician!

Champion Robin
Strategy: Careful planning to survive until an all-out assault; a good tactician always plays to their strengths and covers weaknesses.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Powerful Dragon-Type Pokémon inspired by old allies and enemies across the Outrealms.
Trainer’s Message: “Will you accept your fate, or will the bonds you hold with your Pokémon tip the scales?”

This is it! The final battle!

Take down the Champion to earn eternal glory in the Hall of Fame!

Anyone who defeats the champion will get a certificate declaring them Champion of the East 2016 PAX Pokémon League, and a Raffle Ticket!

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Elite 8 Members: Professor Larch (the Electrifying Educator), Oceanus (the Storm-Surfing Researcher), The Boss (the Master of CQC), and Toriel (Queen of the Underground)!

Professor Larch, the Electrifying Educator!

Professor Larch

Strategy: Sparks will fly!
Trainer’s Pokémon: Shockingly powerful!
Trainer’s Message: Watt’s up? It’s time to get schooled!
Voltage Emblem
Defeat Larch’s scholarly six to earn the Voltage Emblem!

Oceanus, the Storm-Surfing Researcher!


Strategy: Whittle away your Pokémons’ health like the water to the sand.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Your nightmares that lie under the surface.
Trainer’s Message: Do you have what it takes to stop the power of the seas?
Big Wave Emblem
Avoid a wipe-out to earn the Big Wave Badge!

The Boss, the Master of CQC!

The Boss
Strategy: There is no such thing as luck on the battlefield.
Trainer’s Pokémon: These Pokémon won’t lose. They’ve been trained in Close Quarters Combat. Trained by me.
Trainer’s Message: The only thing we can believe in, with absolute certainty, is the mission.
Patriot Emblem
Survive and defeat The Boss in under ten minutes to earn the Patriot Badge and face an existence of endless battle!

Toriel, Queen of the Underground!


Strategy: Toriel smiles and patiently awaits your next move.
Trainer’s Pokémon: You smell an odd mix of cinnamon, butterscotch, snails and books.
Trainer’s Message: Why are you here again? Oh, that’s right, you are here to challenge the Elite Eight! You are suddenly filled with determination!
Underground Emblem
Challenge Toriel and win, she will reward you with a hug and the Underground Emblem!

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Elite 8 Members: Dyrov (the Valiant Dragon-Knight), Brock and Reginald (the Old-stone Elites), Erkenhelm (the Twitch Streamer), and Po, the Poor Performer!

Dyrov, the Valiant Dragon-Knight!

Trainer Strategy: Fights with honor while harnessing true power.
Trainer Pokémon: Enemies of man, now tamed.
Trainer Message: Fight with honor and compassion worthy of Lancelot himself to earn the Valor Emblem!

Valor Emblem

Brock and Reginald, the old-stone elites!

Strategy: Rough and tumble
Trainers’ Pokemon: The 12 labors are set in stone…
Trainer’s Message: Ne plus ultra!
Pillars of Hercules Emblem

Prove your labours fruitful to earn the Pillars of Hercules Emblem!

Erkenhelm, the Twitch Streamer!

Strategy: Play video games, watch video games, live video games.
Trainer’s Pokémon: My fellow streamers’ favorite Pokémon.
Trainer’s Message: Can you handle the Kappa?
Streamer Emblem
Avoid dropping frames to win the Streamer Emblem!

Po, the Poor Performer!

Strategy: Dazzle the opponent with our star-studded cast!
Trainer’s Pokémon: The most talented normal-types around!
Trainer’s Message: If you can best the diva and her friends, you’ll earn The Prima Donna Emblem!

Prima Donna Emblem

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Leaders: Rosette, the Glamorous Queen of Beauty, and Pending, the Rogue Tactician!

Rosette, the Glamorous Queen of Beauty!

Strategy: Fascinate with beauty and grace!
Trainer’s Pokémon: There they are, the most beautiful Pokémon in all the regions~
Trainer’s Message: Whether human or Pokémon, only the truest beauty comes from within the soul.

Tiara Badge
Dethrone Rosette’s Queens to be bestowed the Tiara Badge!

Pending, the Rogue Tactician!

Strategy: To win with tactics over power.
Pokémon: Weaker Pokémon can have the greatest strength when working together towards a goal.
Message: You’ll need planning more than just strength to defeat my tactics.

Pending Badge
Overcome Pending’s tactical prowess to earn the Pending Badge!

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Leaders: Tenta, the Turf-Trouncing Trainer, and Theodore, the Velvet Room Assistant!

Tenta, the Turf-Trouncing Trainer!

Strategy: Ink where my foe least expects it!
Trainer’s Pokémon: My squad has the freshest Pokémon this side of Urchin Underpass!
Trainer’s Message: I hope you know how to swim in ink, trainer. I’ve got one killer wail!

Squid BadgeKid Badge
Cover your bases and splat this squid to earn yourself the Kid Badge or the Squid Badge!

Theodore, the Velvet Room Assistant!

Strategy: Let Fate determine the outcome
Trainer’s Pokémon: The Harbingers of Destiny
Trainer’s Message: What will the cards have in store?

Velvet Badge
Show Theodore you’ve embraced your Destiny to earn the Velvet Badge!

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Leaders: Pepper, the Flaming Chef, and Ren Daitox, the Shiny Bug Hunter!

Pepper, the Flaming Chef!


Strategy: Roast, skewer, and SERVE ‘EM UP!
Trainer’s Pokémon: My kitchen team!
Trainer’s Message: ALLEZ CUISINE!
Searing Badge
Survive Pepper’s flambe to receive the Searing Badge!

Ren Daitox, the Shiny Bug Hunter!

Ren Daitox
Strategy: Like a great hive, all my bug Pokémon benefit from one another to form an unstoppable team.
Trainer’s Pokémon: I found the best shiny bug Pokémon, and trained them to work well together.
Trainer’s Message: Never give up searching for the best Pokémon to be your buddies. Show me the strength of the bond between you and your Pokémon to get the The Gilded Bug Badge!

Gilded Bug Badge

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Leaders: Thor, God of Thunder, and Poru, the Clever Conjurer!

Thor, God of Thunder!


Strategy: My Strength will electrify you!
Favorite Pokémon: My Pokémon were trained to be mighty Asgardian Warriors.
Trainer Message: Do you have what it takes to challenge a God? Let me see if you are worthy!

Ragnarok Badge
Prove yourself god-like to earn the Ragnarok Badge!

Poru, the Clever Conjurer!


Strategy: The balance of the world is the greatest defense and offence!
Trainer’s Pokémon: A harmony of natures; a whole greater than the individual parts!
Trainer’s Message: Let us show you the beauty and might of equilibrium!

Harmony Badge
If your team can unite and support itself, you will win the Harmony badge!

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Leaders: Rufus, the League Janitor, and Tony of Terror!

Rufus, The League Janitor!

Strategy: With the league in full swing, Rufus has a lot of cleaning to do. Keep him from his rounds at your own peril!
Trainer’s Pokémon: A crew of muck and grime turned to the path of cleanliness.
Trainer’s Message: Don’t track dirt on my freshly mopped floors or I’ll sweep you into the dust bin!

Spotless Badge
Avoid getting swept up on Rufus’ rounds to earn yourself the Spotless Badge!

Tony of Terror!

Strategy: Taunt, Terrify, Torment, and Trick/Treat!
Trainer’s Pokémon: Pokémon only found in the scariest of places and the most haunted of houses.
Trainer’s Message: How much Fear can you take?

Haunted Badge
Be brave and earn the Haunted Badge!

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Leaders: NoBeard, the Notorious Pirate, and Roxie, the Toxic Rocker!

NoBeard, the Notorious Pirate!

Strategy: Me scallywags will swab the deck with ye!
Pokémon: Swashbuckling & Fighting on the sea
Trainer’s Message: Sink my team of scallywags and earn the Landlubber Badge!

LandLubber Badge

Roxie, the Toxic Rocker!

Strategy: Go all out, gotta rock hard!
Trainer’s Pokémon: Only the most punk Pokémon to rock your world!
Trainer’s Message: Get ready! I’m gonna knock some sense outta ya!

Toxic Badge
Can you out-jam Roxie to earn the Toxic Badge?

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