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May 28th, 2012 (3:01 PM). Edited May 28th, 2012 by PkMnTrainer Yellow.
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Coast, USA
Let's see... Pokemon Fallout is still going strong, though we're currently small. Here's basically everything you could ever want to know!~ ...except the rules and more info on the settings and stuff like that, which you can find on the RP's OOC thread here:
Pokemon Fallout (OOC/SU)
How Combat Works
There is no leveling here. Instead you'll be left to your own devices to write your character maturing combat-wise at your own pace. Or not. Nobody said you had to rise up and be the ultimate warrior. Use your imagination! Fighting is freeform and once again you can use your imagination here. All pokespirit wielders are stronger, faster and more durable than regular humans by default. Evolution is mostly cosmetic here with the exception of a growing movepool, and most spirits won't evolve through combat at all. (Meaning you get to choose if they do or don't.)
You can either agree to the outcome of a fight beforehand or let the GM(s) be the judges and improvise. If it is determined that you have lost a deathmatch, meaning the loser is finished off, you may work with the GM(s) to see what can be done about perhaps having your character miraculously survive (unlikely) or how you can continue being a part of the roleplay. If the victor does not attempt to finish the loser off, it is not a deathmach.
The nature of pokemon attacks denotes they are very difficult to dodge without having an evasion type move of some sort. If you frequently dodge attacks listed as having 100% accuracy with no justification you /will/ be called on god modding. In addition, you shouldn't be able to take many direct hits unless there's a type resistance at play or other defensive move. No pokemon is that tanky to just shrug off attacks without doing anything to protect themselves.
Lastly, HM moves do not exist and instead pokemon that are capable of learning the moves can simply do them without wasting a move slot.
When Ghetsis was defeated atop N's castle most people had assumed N's dream had not only been doomed never to see the light of day, but abandoned by N himself. Team Plasma was a broken shell of its former self, its members in hiding or prison and it's sages having more or less accepted their failure. Team Plasma never recovered, and so the crisis was thought to have passed.
...However, what nobody had seen coming was that N's dream lived on not through N, nor Team Plasma, nor even Ghetsis, but through their admirers. A group of radicals operating low-key as scientists pursued to succeed where N had failed through their own, far less innocent methods. They sought to engineer something that could break the mysterious bond between man and pokemon under the guise of trying to understand it; and so they did.
First, they created a formula that could break the bond, and through further study they were able to initiate a kind of biological warfare unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. A virus was released which could infect and attack pokemon, removing their ability to develop or maintain bonds with their trainers or others in general.
The worst had yet to come however. From atop his celestial perch Arceus was not unaware of this act against... well... itself! From the dawn of the pokemon they had been meant to be companions to humans. Who dared commit such a crime? Arceus looked out and saw that the world had become uninhabitable for pokemon to live without losing their gift and was enraged. Just like that, he took back the gift of pokemon entirely. Pokemon rapidly began vanishing off te face of the earth, their spirits being recalled to a place not even the virus could reach them.
...And what of the humans? Humanity was alright, for a short time. There was great panic and with good cause however as humanity became intimately aware of how much it had depended on pokemon. Everything from the police, to rescue teams, to hospitals, to farmers, /everything/ had depended on pokemon to some degree. Without pokemon, some of these things were made impossible or obscenely difficult compared to before.
Crime ran rampant. Without pokemon there was no meat, and the produce supplies were quickly diminished. Humanity as a whole quickly devolved into chaos as people were forced against a rock and a hard place. In the end, humanity itself was nearly wiped put, though as the population declined it became easier for individuals to survive. Unspeakable horrors were committed in the name of life or death and a new era of depravity was formed. Children were the target of much hate, as well as those whom had them, humans beginning to looking at them as no more than extra mouthes to feed. Humanity eventually managed to stabilize itself, however. It was broken, but not down and out. Not even the scientists who had caused the catastrophe had been immune to the consequences, as they had no idea how dire said consequences would be.
It was not truly the apocalypse, however. Some of humanity stood strong to their morals even as demise was upon them. Though they were often crushed under the boot of the horde their stands did not go unseen. Arceus eventually found it in itself to seek a remedy to the situation, to spare a shred of mercy. Using its awesome power, Arceus restored the pokemon in a new form, that of which not even the virus could hope to corrupt. A quake of unimaginable power shook Mt. Coronet and tore it asunder. Yet, from the gaping wound in the earth erupted a giant crystal formation. The crystal shimmered with divine power and from it the spirits of the pokemon returned. From then on, children from the ages of 10 to 13 would feel drawn to the site, wherein the spirit of a pokemon would choose them and fuse with them, giving the child the ability to take on some of the features of that pokemon and access to that pokemon's powers.
In addition, a large stone tablet rose with the formation, upon which was carved the words "BRING YOURSELVES TO JUSTICE" in plain English as well as several commandments in a language that only pokemon spirits can read.
The commandments read as followed, and pokemon spirits are not only allowed but encouraged to tell their human host:
The world has been broken, and it is humanity's fault.
It is up to you to bring justice to yourselves and the world.
You must guide yourself, however...
These are the laws of Arceus!
Let yourself be washed of your moral preconceptions. From the first time you've read these commandments, let them be your only laws. Then and only then allow yourselves to rediscover what you believe is right or wrong.
You shall not harm the spirit of the pokemon, lest divine retribution strike.
You shall be in possession of no more than six pokemon spirits at any one time, lest your spirit become suppressed.
If you take the spirit of the pokemon from another you must take it for your own, lest it turn on you.
You shall not harm children under the age of fourteen that have not yet received their pokemon spirit.
It's now up to these children to change the world for better or worse. What will you fight for, and ultimately what will become of humanity and the world they live in?
Who are you?
You play one of the children gifted with a spirit of pokemon. Some of the adults would like to enslave you for work purposes, and the world is still rather chaotic. Your goal is either to bring the world out of it's depraved state, rule it, or whatever your character wants. The only thing that stands in the way is the other children that aren't on your side. Your pokemon spirits are there to guide and support you either way, as all of them can communicate with their human host mentally.
In addition to being able to fuse with your pokemon spirit and take on their powers and some of their features you have the ability to absorb the pokemon spirits of defeated opponents, and if you're more cruelly inclined you can even absorb the life energy of defeated others themselves, in which case they would perish and their physical form be converted into pure energy. In a world without any creatures besides humans and very scarce edible plant life you may find that it doesn't take an evil lunatic to resort to... unorthodox methods of obtaining subsistence. That being said, it may be important that your character know when to run to avoid such a fate.
You may optionally sign up for a normal human if you so wished, or even one of the nefarious adults. However, you should be warned that without a poke spirit you will be mostly helpless if confronted by someone wielding one.
To summarize, Pokemon Fallout is an extreme sandbox RP where your character, a human fused with the spirit of a pokemon which grants them a part pokemon appearance and pokemon powers, has the power in their hands to change the world as they see fit. The only thing standing in their way? Others like them, called pokespirit wielders. The RP takes place in Sinnoh, approximately a century after pokemon have vanished off the face of the earth, resulting in the death of most of humanity which had simply depended far too much on pokemon. There are no levels and you have extreme flexibility in how you can customize your characters. A standard move limit of 6 is set, but even that is flexible so long as it is not deemed godmodding whilst I review your SU.
There are a number of NPC 'bosses' that are considered the major mortal power holders, all with different ideals, personalities, and of course pokemon spirits. The RP ends when the world is changed for better or worse in a fittingly irreversible way. You could purge the earth of the remaining humans, or you could fight to suppress those that would do so whist appealing to the lord thy god Arceus for more help. You could also attempt to purge the world of the 'pokemon liberating' virus, which still contaminates the very air you breath. Your motives are your own and there is no linear plot to push you along. One thing is for sure though; survival will not be guaranteed in a world where humanity has devolved into a amoral state where only those willing to force their way to survival do so.
Should you choose your own direction however, you will have your very own Yellow to help guide you with NPC characters and help as needed. (Complete with free lifetime warranty should you damage your Yellow using her as a blunt weapon in combat.)
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