It's basically a virtual reality game, where you have a pokemon 'partner' with you. You can fight alongside it, or merge with it, with various pros and cons to each one. You are a newbie who gets their first pokemon and sets off on a journey into this MMORPG... yeah .hack has heavily influenced this.
The villains of certain arcs of these RPs can range from petty thieves who rips people off, to the bosses of the game, to people who are trying to kill people from inside the game using strange magic.
I have to develop a **** ton more about how battling will work with the pokemon, how friendship will work into this, what will happen with trade evolutions and the various villains and antagonists of the game. I have the basic, basic thing set out so far.
Huzzah, I have an idea for an RP! ... Now to just develop the really long plot. And... with the exception of maybe Act 4... it shouldn't be too disturbing! ... Well, it'll be disturbing, but not on the levels that I usually employ.
... It's only too bad that when I do post this, it'll only get halfway through Act 1 before people lose interest.
They could all be caught in a state of suspended animation. Realistically though the one true hero would be stuck in suspended animation while the other resumed daily lives over a 7 year time period and that would leave an arc where we'd have to go gather up the rest of the role-players again. XD