Last spring, the Cogswell Pokemon League established a full league for students to challenge. Eighteen gym leaders (one for each type) and six elite four members created teams and designed badges for students to defeat and earn. The rules are simple and classic: collect eight gym badges, defeat four elite members, for a chance to become—or defeat—the new Cogswell Champion.
A total of eighteen gyms (one for each type) are active. Each gym leader has their own set of rules for a standard 6v6 match. Gyms’ difficulty levels are ranked by tier: Pokeball tier (standard), Great Ball tier, Ultra Ball tier, and Master Ball tier. The gyms available to be challenged are as follows:
Fighting: Sam Silvers, the Suckerpunch Badge [ONLINE ONLY]
Flying: Kyle Rebozzi, the Seraph Badge
Poison: Joseph Fortuno, the Biohazard Badge
Ground: Jennifer De Santos, the Sands of Time Badge
Rock: Edward Teixeira, the Rocker Badge [NEW]
Bug: Jesse Conel, the Entomology Badge
Ghost: Myles Guillory, the Shadow Badge [NEW]
Steel: Derek Ho, the Shinhoto Badge
Fire: Kalyn Farmer, the It’s Lit Badge
Water: Frankie Flowers, the Tsunami Badge [NEW]
Grass: Rafael Joseph, the Thorn Badge
Electric: Ethan Chang, the All-In Badge
Psychic: Scott La Fetra, the Occult Badge
Dragon: Sierra Jones, the Drakfjäll Badge [NEW]
Dark: Arthur Brandao, the Dusk Badge
Fairy: Elly Coakley, the Sparkle Dust Badge [NEW]
Normal: Justin Ng, the Stability Badge [NEW]
Ice: Deoel Noveno, the Frostbite Badge [ONLINE ONLY]
THE ELITE FOUR
While the gyms are based on pokemon types, the elite teams are based on unique themes. As a new rule this semester, the club will have two elite four teams as upper division and lower division. Challengers can choose which of the two elite four sets they want to defeat in comparison to the “beat-four-out-of-six” rule in previous semesters. The elites also have unique rules for 6v6 single battles.
On September 30th, the Cogswell Pokemon League hosted the second elite four tournament to form the new teams:
Derek Ho, Of Hell and Agony
Jesse Conel, Team Purple
Justin Ng, Twitch Plays Pokemon
Scott La Fetra, The Occult
Billy Chang, Team Disney
Frankie Flowers, The Starters
Joseph Fortuno, Jurassic World
Jennifer De Santos, Two-of-A-Kind
The Cogswell League has yet to crown their first Cogswell Champion.
To learn more about the Cogswell League, rules, gyms, elites, and more, check visit the Cogswell League Wiki or stop by their meetings every Tuesday, 4PM at GameDev 141.