As the long time leader of Sootopolis Gym and as Champion, Wallace gathered the most elegant, beautiful, and powerful water type Pokemon Hoenn has to offer. Following in his predecessor Steven’s footsteps, Wallace has currently abdicated his position in Hoenn to travel the world in search of pokemon and trainers worthy of his respect. More than water types have been gracing Wallace’s contest roster this season so you can expect the same in battle. Flowers and electricity won’t be enough to stop this seasoned veteran! Give it your all to defeat the champion and enter the Hall of Fame!
Growing up in Snowpoint City, Connor has always loved trekking through the snow fields around Mt. Coronet. He often offers his services as a guide to those looking to make a journey across northern Sinnoh in the harsh winter snows. With his trusty ice-type Pokemon at his side, he knows there’s nothing to fear in the wintry wilds. Make Connor feel the burn with fire moves, or crack his ice with fighting types! Defeat this mountaineer to earn the Snowblind Emblem!
Bo was born in Johto’s Ecruteak City, but was brought up in San Antonio, Texas. During a visit to the Alamo, Bo encountered a mischievous Ghastly. Bo saw potential in the Ghost-type Pokémon, eventually convincing it to follow him home. They established a bond that would see them through their rise in the ranks of the Pokémon world. Now an established member of the Elite 5 and a seasoned veteran of Ghost Type Pokémon, Bo will travel to PAX South to help oversee the rise of new Pokémon Masters. Bust his ghosts to earn the Spirit Emblem!
Dell grew up on the mean streets of inner city Houston where he was always fighting bullies and would-be thugs. One day he met a beautiful ballerina with a Buneary who asked him to be her dance partner. He jokingly agreed if she could beat him in a Pokémon battle. To his astonishment, her Buneary pummeled his Mienfoo with ease as it gracefully danced around his attacks. True to his word he became her dance partner. He had to learn to rely and trust in someone other than himself, and, thus his love of dance was awakened. From ballet to rumba and hip-hop to classical he loved it all. He turned all his fighting fury into devastating dances. Believing you’re only as good as your partner in both dancing and battling, he focused on double battles to create epic dance battle fusions. Prove your trust in your partners to groove your way to victory and earn the Double-Time Emblem!
Petro was born and raised just outside quiet Mahogany town in the Johto region. On his fifth birthday, Petro got an egg that hatched into an excited Rhyhorn. After many treks over Mt. Mortar and laps around the Lake of Rage, Rhyhorn evolved into the powerful Rhydon, and Petro realized that he loved the coarse aesthetic of Rock and Ground type Pokemon. Petro attempted to challenge the Johto league, but had trouble defeating the Ice-type Pokemon at his home gym. He decided that in order to finally beat Pryce, he needed to travel the world and find other Pokemon that could beat Ice types. After returning from a journey to many other regions, Petro defeated Pryce with his newly evolved Rhyperior. Show Petro and his coarse companions your rock hard determination to obtain the Silica Emblem!
Deep down under the streets of the Unova region lies the Scorpion Den, where dark type trainers from all regions gather for an epic battle royale to fight for the approval of their leader, Delila. Having risen to power with nothing save for her wit and her Krookodile, she is their fearless leader. Little else is known about this ruthless trainer who was rarely seen outside of her domain. Now she’s departed from Unova to make her mark on PAX South. Fight and worm your way past the Shady Six to earn her approval and the Thorn Emblem!
Ask anyone in the legal field and they can tell you endless stories about Pozzo and Godot. These two have been fighting fierce courtroom duels since they graduated at the top of their class at Unova Law. Pozzo is regarded as the best defense attorney in Unova because he will defend his client until the bitter end with a defense like a steel shield. Godot is legendary among prosecutors and will relentlessly attack any defense that stands in his way of a guilty verdict. When the two are pitted against each other in court, trials go on for weeks until a verdict is decided. Outside of the courtroom the pair continue to brawl: Pozzo’s unshakable Steel types versus Godot’s unyielding Fighting team. Court is now in session and any challengers who wish to go on trial will have Unova’s premier ace attorney on their side to face the prosecution! Take the stand and prove your case to earn the Trial Badge!
Karthe grew up dreaming of being a soldier. He imagined the thrill of being part of an elite unit of men, expertly trained and prepared to take on his country’s most hardened enemies. After discovering that his personal combat skills left much to be desired, he found he had an aptitude for communications and Pokemon training. Now he serves as a radio controller for Unova’s heroes, while providing steel-hardened battlefield support with his Pokemon: Steel Team Six. Prove you can withstand the pressure of battle and earn the Operator Badge!
Pending always dreamed of becoming the greatest Pokemon battler in Sinnoh. At the beginning of his journey, Pending searched for the perfect alias to match his future title. During his early matches, still undecided, he put [pending] under the name slot. Slowly, he became a recognized and feared contender at tournaments the world over. 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! Searching for new ways to gain an edge, Pending has been investigating obscure tactics that achieve victory with lesser known moves. See through his strategies to earn the Pending Badge!
Born on the farm, Petatero grew up raising Pokemon that help work the land. One day, curious to explore the world outside the farm, Petatero and his Tauros, T-Bone, ventured out to the big city. Petatero and T-Bone were surprised to see so many people from so many different cultures and places they had never seen before, and they all had Pokemon! He was so curious of the people around him, he went into local shops and Pokemon centers to ask people why they all loved Pokemon. He received so many types of answers, Petatero decided to expand his horizons. Traveling to San Antonio with the hopes of discovering new reasons why people love their Pokemon, trainers battling Petatero must answer the question. Prove your bond is strong to earn the Wrangler Badge!