Just wanted to let you know that players can't control important NPCs such as Lyra without first discussing it with the GM
So, this bit of your IC post
Upon getting to the front, the Professor eyes Nick and his Growlithe.
“You must be Nick.” She says calmly. He simply nods in response to her question as she seemed extremely busy.
should be changed into something along the lines of "As Lyra was writing down the nme of every trainer and their starter Pokémon, the boy's turn was up and he calmly introduced himself and his Growlithe" or well, something that suggests that Lyra's asking everyone's names without directly controlling the NPC.