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Trainer Cards, Raffle Prizes, Meetup Times, and Pronoun Pins!!!

PAX East is fast approaching, so we have lots of news for you!

First, as always, we’ll be having meetups in the Handheld Lounge!

Friday, 2:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM
Sunday, 3:00 PM

If you’re looking for lots of gym leaders to battle, meetups are a great place for that!

Also, this year, we’re all about Pokemon Sun and Moon, and so we’ll be bringing a little slice of Alola to you! Be on the lookout for gym leaders in their scarves, as per usual, but also get ready to participate in our very own Island Challenge!

First, when you battle your first gym leader, you’ll be given your very own Trainer Passport!


Many gym leaders are also Trial Captains this year! Ask them how you can complete their trial. If you complete their trial, they’ll sign off on the back of your passport. Collect eight signatures, bring them to our table in the Diversity Lounge, and you’ll earn a Raffle Ticket! (There’s a Trial for you at the Diversity Lounge table too. ūüėČ The only other way to earn a Raffle Ticket is by beating the Champion! So make sure you’re completing lots of trials.

Raffle times are as follows:

Friday, 5:00 PM in the Diversity Lounge
Saturday, 5:00 PM in the Diversity Lounge
Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Westin Lobby (after PAX is over, at the Champion Showcase)

What can you earn with a Raffle Ticket? Take a look at just some of our FABULOUS PRIZES!

PlushesGym Leader TeeKeychains and Cool Things Pika Hat
You can only use your Raffle ticket once, and not all Prizes will be available every day, so stop by the table and find out if you want to enter for that day!

Lastly, our Diversity Lounge table will also be stocked with these Cosmog Pronoun Pins! Let people know what pronouns you use and remind them that one of any number of extremely powerful legendary Pokemon may slumber inside of you!!!

We’ll give you a pronoun pin of your choice if you donate or spend any amount of money at any of the other booths in the Diversity Lounge! (For example, our good friends at AbleGamers!) Help us support our Diversity Lounge neighbors!¬†Pronoun Pins


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Leaders: Will and Paul, the Differing Double Battlers, Morty, the Mystic Seer of the Future, and Commander Shepard, the First Human Spectre!

Will and Paul, the Differing Double Battlers!


Strategy: Use the different forms of the same Pokemon to confuse our challengers!
Trainer’s Pokemon: Kanto Pokemon and their Alolan counterparts!
Trainer’s Message: Can you work together with a friend or an unknown trainer to defeat the doubles pair?

The Forms Badge (Will and Paul)

Show Will and Paul the differences in your skills to earn the Form Badge!

Morty, the Mystic Seer of the Future!


Strategy: Illusions, trickery, and misdirection.
Pokémon: Specters and spooks from across the globe
Trainer’s Message: Ghosts can be cute, scary, or mysterious and should never be underestimated!

The Fog Badge (Morty)

Find your way through the fog of battle and receive the Fog Badge!

Commander Shepard, the First Human Spectre!


Strategy: Unite the galaxy and fight the odds.
Trainer‚Äôs Pok√©mon: I have assembled a team of the galaxy’s most elite soldiers, mercenaries, assassins and biotics.
Trainer‚Äôs Message: I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel.

The Paragon Badge (Commander Shepard)

Achieve victory despite all odds to earn the Paragon Badge!


The Renegade Badge (Commander Shepard)

Complete the mission, no matter the consequences to claim the Renegade Badge!

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Leaders: Trashman, the Trash Lord, Ruby and Sapphire, the Crystal Gems, Demios, the Leader of the Purgatory Knights, and Jacob Garvey, the Minuteman General!

Trashman, the Trash Lord!


Strategy:I throw trash all over the field.
Trainer’s Pokemon:The most trashtastic Pokemon this side of the landfill.
Trainer’s Message:I’m the Trashman, Lord of trash. You can’t outtrash me no matter what because trash always wins. Upon my mighty throne of garbage I trash opponents.

The Trash Badge (Trashman)

Trash Trashman to get the Trash Badge!

Ruby and Sapphire, the Crystal Gems!


Strategy: Go ahead and try and beat us if you’re able!
Trainer’s Pokémon (Ruby): Fury: Fire, Fighting, Fairy types!
Trainer’s Pokemon (Sapphire): Patience: Ice, Psychic, and Fairy types.
Trainer’s Message: We are made of love!

The Garnet Badge (Ruby and Sapphire)

Show you have the strength of a true Crystal Gem to earn the Garnet Badge!

Demios, the Leader of the Purgatory Knights!


Strategy: I will fight united with my knights until the very end
Trainer‚Äôs Pok√©mon: I have trained my Pokemon to protect the world as part of my Knight’s Order.
Trainer’s Message: This is the will of Purgatory!

The Purgatory Badge (Demios)

If you can show me your strength and determination you will earn The Purgatory Badge!

Jacob Garvey, the Minuteman General!


Trainer’s Pok√©mon: The resilient mutants of the wasteland.
Trainer Strategy: Use the strength of the Wasteland against the spirits of the trainers.
Trainer’s Message: After taking on my father’s role as leader of the Minuteman, I learned of Pax and came to test the strength of the trainers against the resilience of the Wasteland to see which would conquer the other.

The Bottlecap Badge (Jacob Garvey)

Lay waste to my mutants and earn the Bottlecap Badge!

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Leaders: Bruce Wayne, the Perplexing Philanthropist, Professor Burnet, the Dimensions Researcher, Kai, the Motivational Cheer Captain, and Glenn Waylon, the Intrepid Geologist!

Bruce Wayne, the Perplexing Philanthropist!


Strategy: The best strategy is knowing your opponent’s strategy better than them.
Trainer’s Pok√©mon: A family of Pok√©mon in a league of their own.
Trainer’s Message: “I’m never too busy to to battle. Wayne Industries technology has allowed me to train the toughest Pok√©mon in Gotham!”

The Gotham Badge (Bruce Wayne)

Best the billionaire to receive the heart and soul of the city, the Gotham Badge!

Professor Burnet, the Dimensions Researcher!


Strategy: My Pokémon have the power to manipulate space and dimensions, shatter minds, and twist the battle to their favor!
Trainer’s Pok√©mon: My Pok√©mon are out of this world!
Trainer’s Message: We’ve recorded several known relationships between Pok√©mon and different dimensions.

The Dimensions Badge (Professor Burnet)

Overcome their otherworldly powers to come out on top and earn the Dimensions Badge!

Kai, the Motivational Cheer Captain!


Strategy: Inspire and overwhelm with dancing moves!
Trainer’s Pokemon: My Oricorio are the ultimate cheer squad!
Trainer’s Message: Nothing like some dancing and a Pokemon battle to stoke your passions and get you fired up for success!

The Cheer Badge (Kai)

Do your Pokemon have the spirit and the coordination necessary to earn the Cheer badge?

Glenn Waylon, the Intrepid Geologist!


Strategy: Overwhelm and outlast all with the tenacity and ferocity of seismic strength!
Trainer’s Pokemon: My Pokemon embody the land itself; from the sands and shale to the mountains and shadowed depths.
Trainer’s Message: Remain undaunted and resolute in the face of all adversity and hardship. That fearlessness is to key to all discoveries, both within and without.

The Seismic Badge (Glenn Waylon)

Prove your will and spirit can bear the weight of the land to lay claim to the Seismic Badge!

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Leaders: Mei, the Frozen Climatologist, Hylia, Goddess of Hyrule, and Drak, the Dragon Rider Extroardinaire!

Mei, the Frozen Climatologist!


Strategy: Freeze my enemies where they stand!
Trainer’s Pokémon: My pokemon help me chill out after an long day at work!
Trainer’s Message: Get ready for a flurry!

The Blizzard Badge (Mei)

Melt away Mei’s defenses and win the a-MEI-zing Blizzard Badge!

Hylia, Goddess of Hyrule!


Strategy: Power, wisdom, courage.
Trainer’s Pokemon: They exist in Hylian legends…
Trainer’s Message: May the way of the Trainer lead to the Champion.

The Triforce Badge (Hylia)

Complete Her Grace’s trial of battle to be blessed with the Triforce Badge!

Drak, the Dragon Rider Extroardinaire!


Strategy: To ride past the competition
Trainers Pokémon: Dragons that have the ability to ride as one both land and sky.
Trainer Message: I will teach you how to truly train your dragons.

The DrakerRider Badge (Drak)

Ride past the mighty dragons to obtain the DrakerRider Badge!

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Leaders: Serena, the Masked Vigilante, Josey, the Motherly Gardener, and Alexander, the Proud Paragon!

Serena, the Masked Vigilante!


Strategy: Not even the waves of the ocean can stop me.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Off the record.
Trainer’s Message: Traveling from region to region really leaves an ex-princess with a few bones to pick. Post-Hoenn, post-Washington electrical rampage, Serena now sets their sights on an unspecified volcano for reasons unknown.

The Eruption Badge (Serena)

Incinerate Serena’s plan if you desire the Eruption Badge!

Josey, the Motherly Gardener!


Strategy: Individual strength can never beat our strength as a family.
Favorite Pokémon: The little ones I helped grow in my garden.
Trainers Message: A lattice is used to help plants reach for the sun and become stronger. I am the lattice for my Pokémon and we grow stronger every day!

The Lattice Badge (Josey)

Have you been reaching for the sun? Let me see how strong you’ve grown to earn the Lattice Badge!

Alexander, the Proud Paragon!


Strategy: Defense and teamwork are the keys to victory!
Trainer’s Pok√©mon: The Paragons are rock solid!
Trainer’s Message: You better bring your A game if you want to crack my armor!

The Bastion Badge (Alexander)

Break through Alexander’s wall to score the Bastion Badge!

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Leaders: Paige Ryder, the Pokemon Jockey, Harry, the Cold-Iron School Kid, and Maurice, the Mischievous Mimic!

Paige Ryder, the Pokemon Jockey!


Strategy: Charging, Jetting, Gliding our way to a win!
Trainer’s Pokémon: My team will always answer a call!
Trainer‚Äôs Message: You’ve relied on their help so many times throughout your journey, but can you defeat them in battle?

The Pager Badge (Paige Ryder)

Overcome all obstacles to earn the Pager Badge!

Harry, the Cold-Iron School Kid!


Strategy: We’ve learned the best way to use our defense to outlast our enemies in battle.
Trainer’s Pokemon: Stubborn Steel-Type Pokemon with iron defenses and sharp edges.
Trainer’s Message: “No fire will melt our resolve!”

The Metal Badge (Harry)

Forge your way to victory to earn the Metal Badge!

Maurice, the Mischievous Mimic!


Strategy: Keep my opponents guessing
Trainers Pokemon: Rarely what they seem
Trainers Message: “Can you see through all of my wonderful disguises?”

The Inconspicuous Badge (Maurice)

Outwit all of Maurice’s tricks and earn the Inconspicuous Badge!

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Leaders: Will and Celeste, the Loud and Sleepy Sensations, Zoe, the Delinquent City Slicker, and Mizu, the Dragon Writer!

Will and Celeste, the Loud and Sleepy Sensations!

Will and Celeste

Celeste’s Strategy: Let’s get this over with…I have a nap to get back to…
Trainer’s Pok√©mon: More awake than I am…
Trainer’s Message: 5 more minutes, please….


The WAKE UP! Badge (Will and Celeste)

Celeste: We’ll give you our badge if you can beat us…zzz….

Zoe, the Delinquent City Slicker!


Strategy: Stomp ’em all to the curb!
Trainer’s Pokemon: Only the toughest Pok√©mon¬†in the city can be on my team capiche!?
Trainer’s Message: Imma make you wish you changed subway cars!

The Boroughs Badge (Zoe)

Show you have what it takes to survive the hard city streets and earn the Boroughs Badge!

Mizu, the Dragon Writer!


Strategy: Hit fast and hard with my powerful dragons!
Favorite Pokémon: Dragons from all the regions
Trainer message: Every battle is a story! Will yours end in defeat, or continue on in victory?

The Fantasy Badge (Mizu)

Write your own story of victory to earn the Fantasy Badge!

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Leaders: Nyankokimi, the PPL Researcher, Scott, the Legendary Breeder, and Grunts A and B, the Team Skull Grunts!

Nyankokimi, the PPL Researcher!


Strategy: Evolution is not always the solution if you’re going to win.
Trainer’s Pokemon: I want to see how well-trained your unevolved Pok√©mon are!
Trainer’s Message: Show me what you’ve got!

The LittleCup Badge (Nyankokimi)

Prove that your smallest Pokemon put up the toughest fight to earn the Little Cup Badge!

Scott, the Legendary Breeder!


Strategy: Breed, breed, breed .
Trainer’s Pokémon: Perfectly bred .
Trainer‚Äôs Message: It’s like a total mystery where it came from, but you want the egg your Pokemon was holding, right?

The Breeder Badge (Scott)

Prove that your Pokemon raising skills are second to none and claim the Breeder badge!!

Grunts A and B, the Team Skull Grunts!

mehnit and assumptionprime

Strategy: Its a two grunt attack! We got no chill, yo!
Trainers’ Pokemon: Bad, bad Pokemon all up in your grill, yo!
Trainer’s Message: Best be ready, yo, to put up your skill, yo! We’ll beat you back down cause we’re too ill, yo!

The A and B Boi Badge (Mehnit and Russell)

Lay down a fresh beat-down to swipe the A and B Boi Badge!

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Leaders: Blaine, the Hotheaded Quiz Master, Games Dean, the RNG Master, and Miyuki, the Snow Sprite!

Blaine, the Hotheaded Quiz Master!


Strategy: Burn all challengers to ashes with powerful offense!
Trainer’s Pok√©mon: My fiery Pok√©mon incinerate all challengers!
Trainer’s Message: Ha! You’d better have Burn Heal!

The Volcano Badge (Blaine)

Withstand the intense heat of Blaine’s spirit to earn the Volcano Badge!

Games Dean, the RNG Master!

games dean

Strategy: Everything is strategy, but can luck throw you off?
Trainer’s Pokemon: The best games are running on electricity these days, and so are my Pok√©mon.
Trainer’s Message: So, are you game?

The Chance Badge (Games Dean)

Dance with the devil in the pale moon light to earn the Chance Badge!

Miyuki, the Snow Sprite!


Strategy: I utilize speed and atmosphere to gain the edge in offense.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Chill ice Pokémon with unexpected type-moves.
Trainer‚Äôs Message: I’ll blanket the earth in a sparkling frozen glaze.

The Ice Cream Badge (Miyuki)

Prove you’re chill enough to claim the IceCream badge!

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