Kellogg, the Cereal Surprise
A surprise in every battle! Kellogg is ready to lay down some milky cool battles featuring your favorite cereal mascots! If you’re able to best the likes of Toucannon Sam reach into Kellogg’s cereal box and earn the Box Prize Badge!
Box Prize Badge
Emre, The Smash Leader
Emre like rock. Emre find big rocks and SMASH. Emre finds Pax Pokemon League. Emre finds Rock Pokemon. Emre SMASH Pax Pokemon League with big Rock Pokemon. Emre become Gym Leader and SMASH challengers. Smash Emre and gain the Smash Badge!
Keleesi, Mother of Pocketmonsters
Born into a broken family that betrayed their native lands Keleesi was banished at a young age. She traveled far and long in her exile, growing stronger with each Pokemon she accepted into her service. They are incredibly loyal and endeared to her, as she rescued many of them from abusive trainers that could not see their true potential. In uniting them she was able to return to her homeland, where she fights to prove that she is worthy of her place and to spread her ideas that all Pokemon are valuable. Defeat Keleesi and gain the Thrones Badge!
Henry, the Dirt-Lovin’ Farm Manager
Henry is the eighth of eleven siblings, and from an early age he had to shoulder his set of chores at his parents’ Frog Hollow Farm. He could barely contain himself during his 8th birthday when his mom gifted him a Torchic egg and his dad gifted him a Snivy egg to hatch. As a teen, Henry shouldered more responsibilities on the farm as he grew in strength and in smarts, and started learning the mechanics of Pokemon breeding. As an adult, Henry has fully taken over the farm from his parents, and bonded with his Pokemon, they’ve evolved together to manage the Orchards, Fields, and Barnyard in a challenging economy. He’s come to the Emerald City with his three teams in order to negotiate trade, sell at Pike Place Market, and while here, why not battle? Which team will YOU draw in this barn brawl of a one-on-one Pokemon battle? Defeat Henry and gain the Homestead Badge!
Clyde the Gym Guide
Hopped up on the thrill of helping new trainers at the last PAX West, Clyde has decided to use his surprising amount of free time to visit the gyms in the PAX West region. That isn’t all though, since he will again have a badge of his own. Yo! Champ in the Making! outwit Clyde with your POKEMON knowledge to earn your very own Fresh Water Badge!
Tom Olive, the White Pokemon Ranger
After months of preparation and planing, the Pokemon Rangers thought they had enough to take down the evil syndicate known as Team Rocket. A full on assault against one of their major hideouts was looking to be a success when Giovanni himself showed up with a mysterious new pokemon named Mewtwo. Tomy tried to end the battle quickly with all 7 of his Pokemon launching a combined attack against the unknown threat but its psychic powers where too great. It alone was enough to take out Tomy and his entire team. After suffering major casualties, Tomy left the Pokemon Rangers and closed his Gym in search of power. Power strong enough to take down Giovanni and Mewtwo once and for all. He has traveled across many regions and fought countless battles in order to learn and grow. Now hes back, stronger than ever and with a new team of friends. Dawning the colour white, he has re-opened his Gym in the Kanto Safari Zone and enlisted in the Pokemon Rangers once more. As he sharpens his skills by taking on challengers in his Gym, he patiently waits and plans his revenge on Giovanni and Mewtwo. Defeat Tom Olive and you’ll earn yourself the Morph Badge!
Rupi, the Great Fairy
Needing a break from the rather dull life as a fairy, Rupi began looking for an adventure of her own. The fierce Pax Pokemon League proved energetic enough to get her attention and for a while, she watched. The courage to say challenge me, the wisdom to know what moved to use and when, and the strength to pull through the battle standing victor. The determination motivated Rupi not only to better herself, but to maybe instill those characteristics into others. For a year, she trained with her friends to have the same virtues as the league – and a little blond boy in a green tunic she once knew – so that maybe, she could experience the excitement of competition. Dazzle Rupi to earn yourself the Sparkle Badge!
Bolin, the Pro Earthbender
Bolin has a background in pro-earthbending, but is relatively inexperienced at Pokemon battling. His choice in Pokemon reflect his earth and lavabending abilities. You’ll be between rocks and a hard place when you go up against this leader! Dodge the rocks and lava and you’ll earn yourself the Earthbending Badge!
Alt. Palette Mina, The Painter Captain
You may have already shown me your Pokemon might on Route 8 or on the Poni Gauntlet. Honestly though, battling isn’t my game, but drawing IS. So my challenge is a little bit different this time. Instead of ignoring you for art, I want you to make me art. Brush up on your art skills and be prepare to show me your best work! Pass Mina’s drawing challenge, with your art chops to earn the Crayon Pikachu Badge!
Crayon Pikachu Badge
Surface Cat, the Curious and Tricky!
Surface Cat was born in a back alley in Nagano, Japan. She grew up snowboarding in Hakuba and was raised by snow monkeys. She loves to go in hot springs (Onsen). One day, she was chilling in the onsen and in jumped Lucario who introduced her to the world of Pokemon. With Lucario, she developed a knowledge of traditional fighting tactics and worked with Lucario and other Pokemon to develop sophisticated battle moves. Her easy-going nature attracts a wide variety of Pokemon who are willing to fight for her.
It might take nine lives to defeat Surface Cat and gain the Aura Badge!
The Aura Badge
Hello all aspiring gym leaders! Now is your chance to sign up and become a Gym Leader for the West 2017 cycle! We will have applications open until June 1st and will send out confirmation emails starting on June 2nd. I know that tickets aren’t released yet for West 2017 but unfortunately due to the time constraints we have to keep things going. We are so excited to see what everyone comes up with this year!
Link to the application is HERE
If you have any questions feel free to contact either Frances or Ryan on the forums.
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We like to get PPL Aus 2017 rolling as soon as possible because it’s something we’re passionate about, but to do it well we need you!
Applications will be open from now until May 4, so you’ll have a month plus to fill in your Gym Leader Application and be considered a PAX Pokemon Gym Leader for PPL Aus 2017. We look forward to reading everyone’s submissions and good luck!
Get em while they’re hot! PAX Aus 2017 Applications page is live!
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