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.
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!
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 Pokémon: The Paragons are rock solid!
Trainer’s Message: You better bring your A game if you want to crack my armor!
Break through Alexander’s wall to score the Bastion Badge!
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’s Message: You’ve relied on their help so many times throughout your journey, but can you defeat them in battle?
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!”
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?”
Outwit all of Maurice’s tricks and earn the Inconspicuous Badge!
Will and Celeste, the Loud and Sleepy Sensations!
Celeste’s Strategy: Let’s get this over with…I have a nap to get back to…
Trainer’s Pokémon: More awake than I am…
Trainer’s Message: 5 more minutes, please….
Will’s Strategy: YOU CAN SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE FAINTED!
Trainer’s Pokémon: HYPER-ACTIVE AND LOUD POKEMON!
Trainer’s Message: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Celeste: We’ll give you our badge if you can beat us…zzz….
Will: YELL LOUD ENOUGH TO WAKE UP ANYONE TO WIN THE WAKE UP! BADGE
Zoe, the Delinquent City Slicker!
Strategy: Stomp ‘em all to the curb!
Trainer’s Pokemon: Only the toughest Pokémon in the city can be on my team capiche!?
Trainer’s Message: Imma make you wish you changed subway cars!
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?
Write your own story of victory to earn the Fantasy Badge!
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 Pokémon are!
Trainer’s Message: Show me what you’ve got!
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’s Message: It’s like a total mystery where it came from, but you want the egg your Pokemon was holding, right?
Prove that your Pokemon raising skills are second to none and claim the Breeder badge!!
Grunts A and B, the Team Skull Grunts!
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!
Lay down a fresh beat-down to swipe the A and B Boi Badge!
Blaine, the Hotheaded Quiz Master!
Strategy: Burn all challengers to ashes with powerful offense!
Trainer’s Pokémon: My fiery Pokémon incinerate all challengers!
Trainer’s Message: Ha! You’d better have Burn Heal!
Withstand the intense heat of Blaine’s spirit to earn the Volcano Badge!
Games Dean, the RNG Master!
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 Pokémon.
Trainer’s Message: So, are you game?
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’s Message: I’ll blanket the earth in a sparkling frozen glaze.
Prove you’re chill enough to claim the IceCream badge!
Nick Ashtear, the Field Researcher!
Strategy: Life is all about choices. Let’s see what yours will be!
Pokémon : My Pokémon have all realized their dreams.
Trainer’s Message: Win or lose, every experience brings you closer to your potential.
Eevee-n you can evolve and earn the Potential Badge!
Roberto, the Fey-Fond Prince!
Strategy: Win or lose, I plan on making the most of our time together.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Only the most charming fairy Pokémon can fight at my side!
Trainer’s Message: The biggest gala of the year? Of course I’d be here! Be prepared for the dance of a lifetime!
If you can keep step with this trainer’s team, you’ll waltz your way to the Ballroom Badge!
Teomessos, the Spectral Dungeon Master!
Strategy: Like any good dungeon crawl, I have traps to trip, walls to break, and monsters to fight.
Trainer’s Pokémon: Frightening fiends to stop adventurers from taking my loot!
Trainers Message: Roll for initiative!
Complete his campaign to earn the +1 Badge!
Hey there, trainer! Did you test your mettle against the PAX Pokemon League at PAX South 2017?
Then help us out by answering a few questions in our challenger survey!
We’ll use your feedback to help improve the PPL at future PAXes!
Alola! The PAX Pokemon League South is still using Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for most of our battles, but everyone’s eyes are on Alola for some fun in the sun!
To get in the spirit, we’re announcing the Hoenn/Alola Exchange program! We’re letting trainers experience Alolan culture right here at PAX South with our very own Island Challenge! Stop by our table in the Diversity Lounge to get your trial sheet and start tackling the trials! Complete enough trials to get your Island Trial Pin to be eligible for a special Pokemon hat raffle each night!
If you’re challenging the PPL at PAX South, be sure to grab a Trainer Card! It comes with a list of leaders, Handheld Lounge meetup times, raffle times, and a summary of what you need to do to be the very best, like no one ever was! You can grab a Trainer Card from any Gym Leader, or our booth in the Diversity Lounge!
What’s this about Raffles? Every night of PAX, we’ll be holding a raffle for special Pokemon themed prizes! Anyone with at least two badges can enter the raffle each night.
Need help getting that second badge for the Raffle? Perhaps that eighth badge to start fighting the Elites? Maybe your brain can help you out by netting you the Pokémaniac Badge! Prove your Pokémon knowledge at the PPL booth in the Diversity Lounge to snag this unique badge! Be sure to pin it tight, or keep it in a bag!
And if you want to add the PPL’s meetup times to your calendar now, so you don’t forget, here they are!
In the Handheld Lounge:
Friday: 11am and 4pm
Saturday: 11am and 3pm
Sunday, 6:30pm, at the Grand Hyatt Lobby