Yazmina, the Witch in the Woods!
Yazmina originally came from the affluent Chandrafelle family. However, after discovering an obsession with the supernatural, she moved to a little cottage in Eterna Forest. In the deep woods, she communed with and befriended the Pokemon who lived there, preferring their company to the people she left behind. Her partner Litwick acts as her lantern as she travels the woods, visiting her new friends and aiding any Pokemon who have lost their way. Beware, should you find yourself lost in Eterna, for it is said the local ghosts are growing stronger and do not take kindly to outsiders.
Try not to get spooked by her frightening forest dwellers if you want to earn the Hollow Badge!
Coal, the Spark that Starts the Flame!
Coal knew that he always wanted to be a fire Pokemon trainer, but he never burned bright and passionate, like his former Team Flare mentor Malva. Alongside his trusty and long-time friend Talonflame, Coal journeyed far, and learned everything he could from Fire Pokemon experts around the world. Under the guidance from famous fire masters such as Blaine, Flannery, and Flint, he found himself enjoying the thrill of the challenge, but the love for the Pokemon always burned brighter in his heart. Now making his gym leader debut at PAX South, Coal is ready to leave his mark as an accomplished fire master.
Battle with a burning passion for Pokemon and earn the Candle Badge!
Arrow, the On Point Vigilante!
My name is Oliver Queen. For five years, I was stranded on the Orange Islands with one goal in mind: Be the best that no one ever was. I have come home with one goal in mind: save Unova. I’m Oliver Queen. To the rest of Unova, I’m someone else. I am something else.
Be the one to take down this vigilante and earn the Arrow Badge!
Daeny Fay, the Storyteller!
Growing up in Blackthorn City, Daeny just couldn’t seem to fit in. The older children, who all hoped to become Dragon Masters like their idols Lance and Clair, taunted her and her Eevee, saying she was too soft and naive to ever be a real Pokemon trainer. So she spent her days alone in the forest cuddling with her Eevee reading stories of princes and princesses chasing dragons and hunting ghosts. One day, as Daeny suffered more bullying from the older dragon trainers, her Eevee evolved into Sylveon and defended her. That day, they left Blackthorn City to begin a journey. Daeny wanted to prove to the world that being sweet didn’t mean you couldn’t fight, and that cuteness could actually be a very dangerous weapon indeed. Now she’s heading to PAX South, wanting to share with others her very own fairy tale!
Tell your tale in battle with Daeny to earn the Storybook Badge!
Tabitha, the Loyal Admin!
Since the defeat of Team Magma during the Delta Event in Hoenn, their leader Maxie has been searching for alternative ways to increase territory for humans and Pokemon on the land. After hearing of an abnormally long drought in the San Antonio area, Maxie dispatched Tabitha to investigate a possible recurrence of Groudon. However, upon arriving, Tabitha noticed the large gathering of trainers and decided to do some thorough investigations through battle!
Best this Magma admin at his own game to win the Magma Badge!
Brankster, The Charged Capacitor
Brankster was always an adventurous young boy, and roaming clumsily into strange places was his specialty. One day he found himself lost in the depths of Chargestone Cave. Too scared to move, he hid from the discharged waves of the rocks and dangerous Pokemon. When hiding in a corner he was approached by a small Joltik, which crawled up his arm and sat on his shoulder in a comforting manner. This gave Brankster the confidence to rise from his hiding spot and explore more of the cave while searching for an exit. The Joltik and Brankster became the best of friends, and it sparked an interest in Brankster to seek out more electric-type pokemon. Soon, he realized the discharged waves weren’t so scary after all. You can try to break Brankster’s circuit but his Pokemon are not so easily grounded!
Put up some strong resistance to earn the Discharge Badge!
Jen, the Museum Intern!
After accepting the coveted position of Collections Intern at Nacrene Museum, Jen threw herself fully into her work. One day, however, as she was studying a new artifact, she heard something shuffling around in the shadows. When she approached to investigate, a Yamask jumped out from between the boxes, stowed away in the last shipment. It was then she realized that many ghosts were living inside the various artifacts! Soon she was surrounded by the mischievous Pokemon eager to help with her studies. After months of research and preparation, she’s traveled to PAX South with her new ‘exhibit’ of artifact ghosts.
Show your knowledge of historical artifacts or battle to win yourself the Collections Badge!
Sam, the Tricky Desert Terror!
Sam was born and raised in a town at the base of a mountain range, and at the edge of a huge desert. As a youth, he joined the Camp Scouts and spent a lot of time exploring the wilderness. On a mountain trail, he befriended his first Pokemon, a Larvitar, and learned how the Pokemon in these harsh environments survived: teamwork. With the local Pokemon, he developed strategies utilizing multiple Pokemon working together on the field. When he turned, 18 Sam decided to travel the world, meet new trainers, and see how his team stood up. Sam’s long journey has taken him to PAX South.
Shake up his team in a triple battle to earn the Sandstorm Badge!
Applications to be a gym leader at PAX South 2017 are OPEN!
If you like battling and interacting with other Pokemon trainers, then hit up the application page to join the ranks of the PAX Pokemon League! We want leaders of all types and skill levels! The PPL welcomes all!
Applications will be open until midnight July 22nd!
Note: Save the link at the end! You’ll need it if you have to make any changes to your application!