Name: Bryce Elwood
Bryce stands six feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. A tall and lanky boy with messy, medium length brown hair and eyes as blue as the ocean. Above his eyes are his somewhat bushy eyebrows. He wears a slim fitting striped blue and grey sweater and blue jeans with a black belt and dark blue running shoes. He also wears a black scarf and a turquoise backpack where the strap starts from his right shoulder to the left side of his hip. Attached to his belt is a pendent in the shape of star that his parents gave him before their trip to The Brass Tower.
Bryce has suffered from PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) since he was ten years old. Whenever he comes into contact or at sight of a Ghost-type Pokémon, he’ll be struck with fear and flee as far away as he can. Since he was diagnosed with PTSD, Bryce has made a habit of distancing himself from others. He’ll usually be found alone because he finds himself too weird to hang out around other people while others tend to reciprocate his opinion. Despite his loner attitude, Bryce has a heart of gold. He will like people based on who they are rather than their social status. But since many people see him as a freak and an outcast, he never gets the chance to show off who he really is. Who is Bryce Elwood really? Well, he’s a warm, hearted kid who’s just searching for someone to care about him.
Bryce was born and raised in Ecruteak City. His parents were trying to raise him to be a little more to himself but as a child, Bryce was far from that. He was extremely sociable and charismatic, everyone considered him a great smooth talker by the time he was six. But it all changed on Bryce’s tenth birthday. His parents, being ghost hunters, took Bryce with them on his first ghost hunt. In the Elwood family, ten years old meant you could help out on ghost hunts, something Elwood wanted to do since he could remember. His parents took him to The Brass Tower in their hometown of Eructeak for his first hunt. They were exploring when Bryce found an old relic. He ran it to his parents who tried to identify it. But as they were looking at the relic, it began to glow a dark purple aura. It released a enormous black cloud that in the centre had a pair of red eyes and a mouth. The cloud had sucked his parents into itself before trying to pull Bryce inside. Bryce, however, manage to escape through a hole in the wall.
An investigation was put out about his parents disappearances, but no trace of them was found. The police refused to believe Bryce and closed the investigation, with his parents still marked as missing. This is where Bryce developed his PTSD.
Since his parent’s disappearance, Bryce has been living in and out of foster care. He has lived in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh. Many foster parents couldn’t deal with Bryce’s PTSD and just shipped him off elsewhere. Eventually, word of Bryce’s story caught the attention of The Pokémon Trainer Academy and they invited Bryce to take the entry exams. For Bryce’s written exam, he just narrowly passed because he couldn’t answer any questions about Ghost types and the same with his practical exam because he was put up against a Ghost-type Pokémon. Still, the academy saw his potential and accepted him into the academy.
Ratls is very protective of Bryce. He won’t let anything or anyone do anything to harm him. He’s a lot more outgoing than his trainer which Bryce seems to enjoy. Still, Ralts will be by Bryce’s side till the end.
Moves: Confusion, Teleport, Hidden Power, Will-O-Wisp, Double Team, Protect