The event that started it all

Returning Fall 2020

What is the Penn State Pokémon Challenge?

Once a year, our club hosts a FREE 2-day weekend event called the Penn State Pokemon Challenge (PSPC).  This event is meant to mirror the mechanics of the Pokemon games:  earn badges, go on side quests, and battle in the Champion’s Cup.

Unfortunately, due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Spring 2020 PSPC has been delayed. It is now tentatively scheduled for Fall 2020. What this means regarding the Spring 2021 PSPC is currently undetermined.

 

On Saturday, 8 or 9 gym leaders (or equivalents) are placed around campus.  Their teams are usually mono-typed singles teams, but theme teams, doubles battles, triples battles, and rotation battles have been known to make an appearance.  Challengers have between 8 and 9 hours to roam around campus, complete side quests, challenge the gym leaders, and earn badges.  Those that obtain 7 or more badges earn the right to participate in the Champion’s Cup on the second day of the event. 

 

On Sunday, the worthy challengers battle through the Champion’s Cup. The winner of the event earns the right to be the Champion during the following semester’s event AND get their name on the “Hall of Fame” plaque.

PSPC SPRING 2019 CHAMPION

Peter Demartino

Frosslass
(is wumbo)

Serperior
(canola oil)

Mega-Banette
(spoopghetti)

Kommo-o
(comb o o)

Mimikyu
(potat)

Ash Greninja
(tode road)

Hall of Fame

Peter Demartino

Spring 2018

Porygon-Z

Tapu Koko

 Landorus

Bisharp

Hawlucha

Kartana