The trainers' collection was released as airdrops for Pixelmon holders who staked their Pixelmon NFTs through several passages:
Pixelmon Evolution 1’s needed to undergo affinity soft staking before they were able to claim their trainer. This could take anywhere from 3 - 5 weeks depending on their base affinity value.
Pixelmon Evolution 1 holders with 100 affinity level, could enter the nurturing hard staking, which lasted for 21 days, to receive an unrevealed Trainer NFT for each Pixelmon staked.
Unrevealed Trainers have 3 traits: Tribe, Rarity and Character.
The staking/nurturing pool was kept open for 4 months from 6th November 2022 until the 7th of March 2023. After this time period, no more trainers were available from claim.
Initially there were a total of 10020 unique Trainers (including Golden trainers) available for the airdrop. A total of 6119 were claimed, the Pixelmon team kept another 881 from the original pool to balance the attributes’ rarity tiers, and the remaining 3000 NFTs had been burnt to reduce liquidity, leaving a total of 7000 unique trainers in the open market
The collection features 546 unique traits as well as 20 unique full body outfits and 40 unique weapons.
The rarity of the Pixelmon will affect the rarity of the Trainer. For example, Pixelmon rarity = Trainer upper body clothing rarity. The rest of the assets are randomised within the tribe/origin, e.g. Epic Pixelmon can get a Trainer with epic upper body clothing, common lower body clothing and mythical weapon.
All Trainer NFTs will be eligible to claim a plot of peripheral land. The rarity of the Pixelmon will affect the tier of the land plot while its tribe will affect the land location on the map. Land release is TBA based on market conditions.
Staking a Trainer Genesis NFT will also allow holders to earn royalties once the game is live (or each other times the gear's IPs are commercialised by a third party business). This payout will be calculated as part of the revenue generated in-game by each Trainer’s armours, weapons and accessories.
Every Trainer Genesis NFT holder will receive an airdrop of his trainers and respective gears L2 in-game NFTs. During combat, the Trainer's tribe and rarity will have a multiplier effect on the Pixelmon’s stats, based on the Pixelmon’s origin and rarity. In essence, a Trainer of the same origin of the Pixelmon will have a positive multiplier effect on its stats, and vice versa. In the same way, a Trainer with a higher rarity than the Pixelmon will have a positive multiplier effect on the Pixelmon’s stats and vice versa. This will be explained in further detail when these features are released in the game.
For more information about Pixelmon Trainers, check out our Whitepaper