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Old August 29th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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This is the OOC page to The Pokémon Trainer Academy RP. On the first post of this thread you will find information about the RP such as what spots are available for roleplayers to join, a list of the accepted characters, and a good deal of other info you might want to at least give a passing glance. This is the thread you want to post your Sign-Ups in. (Plenty of RPer spots left.) You can also use this thread to discuss the roleplay, including characters, plots, questions, and other miscellaneous stuff.

For example, if you have a writers block and want to develop a plot for your next post, you could post about it here. You could also discuss what pokemon you'd catch next and what could happen in the near future. Also, we have a Wiki page


IC thread

(Note!: Use the etherpad to keep track of your pokemon's levels and moves. Here's a link)

We also have a Skype Group Chat! I would very much encourage people add me at chaoticmarin so that they can take part in the socializing.

(We have a rough map of the island!)

Plot & How the RP works:
Spoiler:
You are a young trainer that has just been accepted into the Pokémon Trainer Academy, an elite pokemon trainer's school located on a island with an uncannily diverse selection of climates and pokemon from every region. It was built, and is currently run by, Professor Gary Oak to aid new trainers in reaching their full potential.

One day you wake up to your initiation package from the school containing several pokemon and a letter attached reading as followed:

"Hello and congratulations on being accepted into pokémon trainer school!

My name is Professor Gary Oak, principal of this academy. I started this school to help beginning trainers to understand the unique qualities and specialties of all Pokémon. From abra to zubat our goal is for you to learn and master everything there is to learn in the ways of a being a great pokémon trainer. Throughout your time here you will be groomed into an elite, learning the ways of battle, utility, the art of maintaining a healthy relationship with your pokemon and the skills you'll need to keep both you and yourself physically healthy on the field. I sincerely hope you enjoy your time here and feel like you've accomplished something worthwhile by time you leave.
Yours Truly
Professor Gary Oak"


Although many see the trainer school as a straight-up wonderful idea and a way of encouraging growth in upcoming trainers, Prof. Oak sees it as a way of preparing young trainers for what he believes to be an impending battle with Team Rocket. Their goal? World domination. As a student your 'job' is to use your time well during your stay on the island as this supposed battle draws nearer and nearer. Making friends, making enemies, and exploring the depths your power... as well as the depths of the island's incredibly diverse climate. ...Or not!~ Go skip class and head to town, you party animal. This is your life, make use of it how you please.



How the RP works
The RP is split up into an indeterminate amount of "IC days", which tend to last at least 2 months or more in realtime. At the end of a day, a GM will send out multiple warnings that the day is coming to an end to give RPers a chance to wrap things up. At the beginning of each day a GM will then post a list of which students are assigned to which classes, at which point all RPers are allowed to make one more post taking place in the past IC day before it becomes mandatory to stop and move on. The next few posts are generally spent dealing with waking up, breakfast, and heading to class. (There is nothing stopping a student from skipping class aside from the threat of an IC detention or something.)

That being said, this is a very freeform, sandbox RP. By nature it is not overly structured, and RPers are encouraged to make something great out of it for themselves. invent one's own miniplots, interact with other students or characters and create a story for one's characters. At the end of the RP, which takes place vaguely in the future, all characters will be given a personalized ending based on what they've done in the RP so far. The overarching Team Rocket plot will become more and more relevant to day to day life at the academy as the RP grows older, but at no point or time will it completely dominate the focus of the RP. Rather, even as the end draws near the main focus will be the characters themselves, with the plot simply serving as a setting and context. If you wish to do anything you believe that I, the GM, would disagree with you should feel free to run it by me. For the most part, I will only say no if an NPC character or organization is doing something very out-of-character or nonsensical, a rule is being broken, or the actions themselves are deemed to likely upset other RPers.

If you are joining in the middle of an IC day, you may feel free to have your character just arriving. Ships transport trainers back and fourth regularly, as well as small planes and flying pokemon strong enough to make the trip. You may also write your post to suggest that your character has been there for a while, and just have your character's previous actions at the academy as part of their history.


Settings
Spoiler:
The school is located on a rather large island. Said island is where most of the roleplay will take place, with the exception of field trips. The island is home to a wide variety of places to see and explore including but not necessarily limited to the following:

The Academy Area
Spoiler:
The school would best be described as a large area based relatively near the water. It's composed of a good handful of buildings not including the dorms that generally serve as places for students to take classes. In some cases a building may house extra curricular things like free-to-use battlefields, sports fields, swimming pools, or otherwise unused rooms.

There are also battlefields that are located outdoors within the campus.

The dorm rooms are where students are expected to sleep, and each dorm has a separate dorm room. There are currently four dorm rooms, though one has been abandoned and is closed off from the rest of the school grounds. (Lugia Dorm) The quality of the rooms may vary ever so slightly between the three dorms. (The Suicune dorms are ever so slightly better taken care of and furnished than the Entei dorms and so on.) Yet, all three dorms should qualify as comfortable living spaces to your average student.


Oak Town
Spoiler:
Oak Town is a town that is a good half hour walk from the academy. It's a small but bustling town. Oak Town is most notable for having restaurants students can stop to eat at and a TM shop in that has become incredibly successful due to the context of having the academy right nearby. One can find TMs for anything short of moves only Legendary Pokemon are known to use there. There are a few trainers and at the academy that live in Oak Town and commute from there on a daily basis as opposed to living in a dorm room. Most of the staff have homes in Oak Town as well. In addition, Oak Town is one of the best places on the island to look if you happen to be looking for trainers that don't happen to be students at the academy.


Abandoned Lugia White Dorm
Spoiler:
Lugia dorm was the fourth and highest tier of the body of students, even above suicune dorm. However, after the dorm room was infested by ghosts seemingly out of the blue the students previously housed within it had to be relocated. Attempts to purge the dorm of it's ghostly occupants met with... failure. Gary wound up disbanding lugia dorm and relocating it's students into the other three dorms, mostly suicune, as a result. However, a very small body of students were so insulted by the gesture that they left the academy in direct response to it.


Dead Forest
Spoiler:
The Dead Forest is a bit of a mystery. It's a small section rather deep in a specific part of the forests where all of the trees are barren and lifeless. Those that travel within it consistently report feeling as if they were being watched and seeing black silhouettes moving at the edges of their vision. Pokemon seem to see these things as well. Some people even report seeing strange, almost formless apparitions in the air. In addition, people that travel through the dead forest have described it as having a very disturbing aura, causing feelings of dread without apparent reason and giving people minor headaches. How brave a person is doesn't seem to have a whole lot of effect on whether they feel these feelings.

Ghost pokemon seem to flock to the Dead Forest, though perhaps ironically they are even /less/ hostile than they are in most places, though only slightly. It may seem that for whatever reason they enjoy being there, almost as if it gave them some sense of satisfaction. Despite this, there are quite a few instances of people going missing and never being found in the dead forest. For this reason, both staff and police are obligated to advise students against going there if they find any reason to believe said students might be thinking about it.

If one were to research it via newspaper, internet, or whatever they'd find that police currently suspect a murderer of hiding out in that forest. There are also many theories about what may be going on in there, though the one about police suspecting a murderer hiding there is true. If one goes near the dead forest, they may by chance encounter police scouting the area. Said police will probably ask them to leave, as it's not safe, though the students cannot technically be arrested for being there.

(There is a secret pre-planned boss encounter available in the Dead Forest. You must personally request it from me for your character to get it though.)


The Sea and The Beaches
Spoiler:
The sea is simply the ocean surrounding the academy. As far as wild pokemon go the beach is the same deal except for the fact that students aren't as likely to be attacked by wild pokemon whilst on the beach or in the shallower portions of the water. There are beaches on most edges of the island, though the edges near The Academy and Oak Town are the most tame by far. There are often students at the beach there to enjoy themselves.


The Abandoned Power Plant
Spoiler:
The abandoned power plant, not to be confused with the power plant being actively used, is a power plant located a fair distance away from the academy. Due to failing to take precautions it was overun with electric pokemon, after which a new power plant was built in Oak Town where it could be monitor'd better.


The Mountains
Spoiler:
There are mountains around the volcano on the island which located geographically near the middle of the island. Some of the largest cave systems on the island are within said mountains, seemingly dug out by pokemon.


The Volcano
Spoiler:
The volcano is quite simply a volcano in the middle of the island. Students are adviced not to stand near or on the lip, as rising heat may be fatal.


The Forests
Spoiler:
There are a couple of forests around the island in various, vague locations. The largest of these forests is not all that far from Oak Town, however. Said largest forest is also the forest within which a small section of it is referred to as the Dead Forest. In the deepest depths of the forests the wildlife can get pretty thick, kind of like what you might expect from a jungle.


The Icy Plains
Spoiler:
The icy plains are a relatively large stretch of land on the island that seem to get significantly colder weather than the rest of the island almost constantly. As a result plant life has been mostly snuffed out by a constant layer of frost even in the summer. During the summer it's a fairly safe place to be so long as one remembers to dress appropriately, but in the winter it becomes quite dangerous due to the extremely low temperatures and the snow storms that tend to hit it.


The Swamplands
Spoiler:
The Swamplands are an area that at first looks like a forest directly bordering the ocean but is actually, well, a saltwater swamp. The swamplands are constantly flooded with shallow, murky water. (and in a few cases deeper water) The swamplands are considered a very dangerous area for students to visit because of their knack for breeding disease and the fact that it's extremely difficult to see in the water, which is home to quite a handful of poisonous pokemon that may view traveling trainers as potential snacks. Their element of surprise could be deadly.


In addition, below are some spoilers full of various images intending to depict various places on the island.

Images of the island
Spoiler:














Images of the Battlefields
Spoiler:
Battlefield 1
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 4
Battlefield 5
Battlefield 6
Battlefield 7
Battlefield 8
Battlefield 9
Battlefield 10
Battlefield 11



Wild Pokemon
Spoiler:
Under each area will be listed the types of pokemon that can be found there. Only unevolved pokemon, with the exception of pokemon whose prevolution is a baby pokemon, can be caught in the wild.
There are some pokemon that simply cannot be found in the wild, without GM approval, such as:
Legendary Pokemon, Starter Pokemon, Fossil Pokemon, Dratini, Porygon, Farfetch'd, Eevee, Togepi, Unown, Larvitar, Beldum, Snorlax, Shellos, Spiritomb, Lucario, Rotom and Sigilyph.

Oak Town


Sea & Beaches


Submerged Caves & Sea Floor


The Power Plant


The Abandoned Lugia White Dorm


Open Fields


Rocky Mountains & Caves


The Volcano


The Volcanic Cave


Outer Forests


Inner Forests


The Icy Plain


The Ice Cave


The Swamplands


The Dead Forest




NPC Classes and their teachers
Spoiler:
Community and Vigilante Service
Spoiler:
Hilda


Pokemon Biology
Spoiler:
Norman


World History
Spoiler:
Lenora


Pokemon Mythology (Advanced History, Theory, Lore)
Spoiler:
Cynthia
OR
Iris


Steel-Type specialist
Spoiler:
Jasmine


Electric-Type specialist
Spoiler:
Watson


Eggs and Breedings
Spoiler:
Brock


Mega Evolutions (Specialist Class. Only given to students who show an affinity for mega evolution.)
Spoiler:
Korrina


Pokemon Trainer Fitness and Basic Knowledge
Spoiler:
Lt. Jonathon Surge
and
Grant


Fire-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Mr Blaine
OR
Flannery


Life Skills, Passion, and maintaining a healthy life style
Spoiler:
Flannery


Cooking and other Culinary Skills
Spoiler:
Cilan
OR
Chili
OR
Cress


Pokemon Trivia
Spoiler:
Mr Blaine


Normal-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Norman
OR
Cheren


Dragon-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Drayden
OR
Clair


Mining and Fossils 101
Spoiler:
Byron
OR


Double Battle Expert
Spoiler:
Luana


In the field expertise
Spoiler:
Danny


Ghost-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Fantina
OR
Morty


Fighting-Type Specialist / Self-Defense
Spoiler:
Maylene


Ice-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Pryce
OR
Candice


Psychic-Type Specialist / Human Psychic Training
Spoiler:
Sabrina


Flying-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Winona
OR
Skyla


Ground/Rock-Type Specialist / Business / Advanced Mining and fossils
Spoiler:
Clay


Water-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Marlon
OR
Misty


Rock-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Roxanne


Grass-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Erika


Bug-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Burgh
and
Viola


Poison-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Janine


Dark-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Grimsley


Fairy-Type Specialist
Spoiler:
Diantha


Pokemon Coordination
Spoiler:
Juan
OR
Siebold


General Experts
Spoiler:
LANCE
OR
Steven
OR
Cynthia
OR
Iris
OR
Clair
OR
Diantha
OR
Siebold


Therapy
Spoiler:
Cynthia
OR
Erika (Girls only)
OR
Pryce
OR
Candice




Dorms
Spoiler:
Suicune Dorm- Considered the top dorm with only elite trainers who aced both the written and practical entrance exams.

Entei Dorm- Skilled trainers but not as well rounded as Suicune Dorm students. These students may have aced either the practical or written exam but slummed in the other field.

Raikou Dorm- These students almost just made it into the school but get in due to their potential more than their current abilities.


Sign Up Template
Spoiler:
First, decide whether you want to play a student or staff member. (You can have up to 3 characters; 2 students and 1 teacher.) Then, decide whether you'd rather write a fleshed out history and personality section or an excellent opening post from the perspective of your character that shows us you are an able RPer. You can re-use your opening post as your first post in the IC thread if you like. Writing an Opening Post will make us more lax on the length of the rest of your sign-up, allowing you to potentially leave details out of your initial sign-up. Warning: We will not approve apps with opening posts if the opening post is deemed to be not of high quality in the context of this RP. Choose the sign-up below that best fits your decisions.

Signups for Students (No Opening Post)
Spoiler:
Name (First, Middle-optional and Last):

Nickname (Optional):

Age (10-15):

Sex (Male or Female):

Dorm (Raikou Dorm, Entei Dorm or Suicune Dorm):

Appearance (A picture can be provided instead of a description if you so wish):

Personality (How does your character act and react to others? Their mental state? Flaws and/or personal weaknesses?): 150 word minimum

History (Where did your character grow up? Who did they grow up with? What have the been doing before this? Any noteworthy events? What brought them to the academy?): 350 word minimum

Pokémon (Maximum of 3. No legendaries, 'shiny' or stage 3 pokémon. Oddly colored but not specifically 'shiny' pokemon are allowed, however.):
Species:
Nickname(Optional):
Personality (Can be as short or long as you want, but cannot be excessively vague):
Lvl(Max 30):
Moves(Maximum of 6. TMs and egg moves are allowed):


Signups for Students (With Opening Post)
Spoiler:
Name (First, Middle-optional and Last):

Nickname (Optional):

Age (10-15):

Sex (Male or Female):

Dorm (Raikou Dorm, Entei Dorm or Suicune Dorm):

Appearance (A picture can be provided instead of a description if you so wish):

Personality (How does your character act and react to others? Their mental state? Flaws and/or personal weaknesses?): 50 word minimum

History (Where did your character grow up? Who did they grow up with? What have the been doing before this? Any noteworthy events? What brought them to the academy?): 100 word minimum

Pokémon (Maximum of 3. No legendaries, 'shiny' or stage 3 pokémon. Oddly colored but not specifically 'shiny' pokemon are allowed, however.):
Species:
Nickname(Optional):
Personality (Can be as short or long as you want, but cannot be excessively vague):
Lvl(Max 30):
Moves(Maximum of 6. TMs and egg moves are allowed):

Opening Post (Must be from the perspective of your character.): Recommended 350 words


Signups for Staff (No Opening Post)
Spoiler:
Name (First, Middle-optional and Last):

Nickname (Optional):

Age (18+):

Sex (Male or Female):

Job: (What do they do around the academy? Do they teach a specific class? Do they do a maintenance job, or do they provide some other form of support for the students? Get creative.):

Appearance (A picture can be provided instead of a description if you so wish):

Personality (How does your character act and react to others? Their mental state? Flaws and/or personal weaknesses? If you're applying for a canon, this area will make or break your SU): 150 word minimum

History (Where did your character grow up? Who did they grow up with? What was he/she was doing before he/she got a job at trainer school? Why did they decide to go to the trainer school? How did they meet their pokemon? Etcetera): 350 word minimum

Pokémon (Maximum of 5. No legendaries or 'shiny' pokémon. Oddly colored but not specifically 'shiny' pokemon are allowed, however.):
Species:
Nickname(Optional):
Personality:
Lvl(Max 60):
Moveset(Maximum of 6. TMs and egg moves are allowed):


Signups for Staff (With Opening Post)
Spoiler:
Name (First, Middle-optional and Last):

Nickname (Optional):

Age (18+):

Sex (Male or Female):

Job: (What do they do around the academy? Do they teach a specific class? Do they do a maintenance job, or do they provide some other form of support for the students? Get creative.):

Appearance (A picture can be provided instead of a description if you so wish):

Personality (How does your character act and react to others? Their mental state? Flaws and/or personal weaknesses? If you're applying for a canon, this area will make or break your SU): 50 word minimum

History (Where did your character grow up? Who did they grow up with? What was he/she was doing before he/she got a job at trainer school? Why did they decide to go to the trainer school? How did they meet their pokemon? Etcetera): 100 word minimum

Pokémon (Maximum of 5. No legendaries or 'shiny' pokémon. Oddly colored but not specifically 'shiny' pokemon are allowed, however.):
Species:
Nickname(Optional):
Personality:
Lvl(Max 60):
Moveset(Maximum of 6. TMs and egg moves are allowed):

Opening Post (Must be from the perspective of your character.): Recommended 350 words


Available Spots
Only your first character takes up a spot here. This is to prevent any one dorm from completely dominating the school numbers wise.
Spoiler:
Suicune Dorm
1. PkMnTrainer Yellow
2. Greiger
3. ~Genevieve~
4. Lilizuki
5. WolfOfEve
6. Batel
7. Foxrally
8. Kanea
9. mimimahboul
10. Mog The Moogle
11. Open
12. Open
13. Open

Entei Dorm
1. Fuyu
2. SelenaStar
3. PinkSapphire
4. Nideous (Excused Inactivity)
5. ShinyDiamond
6. Synthet
7. Drago Dragonite
8. Colony
9. Dements
10. mistermewtwo
11. miltankrancher
12. ShayShayTheShaymin
13.

Raikou Dorm
1. Megaman765
2. Mick Fizz
3. dcjboi
4. heretostay123
5. Pat20cool
6. siiadams
7. Lokiepie
8. Somniac
9. Iny Gage
10. WooliestSteam1
11. Open
12. Open
13. Open

Teachers and other staff]
1. Bassiroth
2. Lincoln West
3. Jbsundown
4. WolfOfEve
5. Kezius
6. Open
7. Open
8. Open
9. Open
10. Open
11. Open
12. Open
13. Open


Accepted Characters & Their SUs
Spoiler:
Suicune Dorm
Valorie Ryder (PkMnTrainer Yellow) (SU)
Ciel Vespera (Fuyu) (SU)
Takumi Ryuuhiko (Bassiroth) (SU)
Nika Valentine (Lincoln West) (SU)
Lucia Francisco Bernavard (Greiger) (SU)
Genevieve Marie Molyneux (~Genevieve~) (SU)
Roxas Jaden Asakura (PinkSapphire) (SU)
Zora Loa (Rafael_P) (SU)
Kitty Kirin (Nideous) (SU)
Nemo Dannan (Lilizuki) (SU)
Whitney "???" Eli (WolfOfEve) (SU)
Indigo Wave (Batel) (SU)
Alexander Vance (Synthet) (SU)
Christopher Jacob Styles (Kezius) (SU)
Ryan Williams (Foxrally) (SU)
Camdyn Garrett Millor (ThatWhiteKid) (SU)
Rowan Lloyd (Kanea) (SU)
Alex Rogue mimimahboul (SU)
Sylvia Hanson (gimmiepie) (SU)

Entei Dorm
Skye Odell (Fuyu) (SU)
Kenshin Ren (Bassiroth) (SU)
Olivia Wolf (PkMnTrainer Yellow) (SU)
Selene Evans (SelenaStar) (SU)
Alice Crenshaw (Mick Fizz) (SU)
Mana Murasaki (PinkSapphire) (SU)
Brian Jameson (Nideous) (SU)
Rosalyn Rebecca Smith (~Genevieve~) (SU)
Kilik Chambers (ShinyDiamond) (SU)
Roy James Williams (TheAmazingTaco) (SU)
Andrew Seymour Rede (Batel) (SU)
Samantha Felicity Cooper (Synthet) (SU)
Daniel Drace (Drago Dragonite) (SU)
Kyle Haden (Colony) (SU)
Calvin Bastion (Dements) (SU)
Mr. Ace steel (mistermewtwo) (SU)
Dexter Patrick Prince (miltankrancher) (SU)

Raikou Dorm
Mark Willson (Megaman765) (SU)
James Eugene Vincent (Mick Fizz) (SU)
Lincoln West (Lincoln West) (SU)
Quincy Zaraneth Marley Doreen the 3rd (Nideous) (SU)
Artemisio Dell (Lt. Col. Fantastic) (SU)
Vriska Van der Douchevald (Vato) (SU)
Wyatt Leon Bellerose (dcjboi) (SU)
Haru Hatake (heretostay123) (SU)
Aaron Reiki (WolfOfEve) (SU)
Lucas McGuire (Pat20cool) (SU)
Shawn Williams (Siiadams) (SU)
Evie Bellarost (Lokiepie) (SU)
Gwen Catrin Deallus (Somniac) (SU)
Iny Gage (Iny Gage) (SU)

Staff Members
N Harmonia (Bassiroth) (SU) (Class = General Expert)
Ashara Soleil Harris (Fuyu) (SU) (Class = Self Defense, Intermediate Battle Study)
Elizabeth (PkMnTrainer Yellow) (SU) (Class = Ancient Johto History)
Malcolm West (Lincoln West) (SU) (Class = Advanced Types and Strategies)
Drake Finnegin (Nideous) (SU) (Job = Daycare Man)
Sage Valerian Smith (~Genevieve~) (SU) (Class = Berries and Poffins)
Mr. Ryan Newson (Jbsundown) (SU) (Class = Pokémon Legend Studies)
Charles Fitzpatrick (Mick Fizz) (SU) (Job = Counselor)
Kiyoko (WolfOfEve) (SU Private) (Job = Misc)
Jillian Marie Perkins (Lilizuki) (SU) (Job = Senior Programmer)
Alexis Christine Style (Kezius) (SU) (Class = Breedings & Eggs)
Steven Yew (IceFyr1928) (SU) (Class = Pokemon Mythology)
Zayne Alta (gimmepie) (SU) (Class = Practical Battling)




Rules
Spoiler:
• Unless given permission by either of the GMs, you may not control any of three champions while they are battling.

• Unless given permission by either of the GMs, you may not control Gary Oak under any condition.

• Please be mindful of other roleplayers' ability to believe a situation when playing NPCs like teachers, other students, and even wild pokemon. Should things get too unbelievable you may be asked to chill out a bit. This does not apply to your OCs, though it does apply to NPCs reaction to your OCs.

• If you want to find/battle a character from either the games or the anime that /is not/ already part of the staff at the academy, you must ask me or Megaman765.

• Because of conflicting canonities we will probably not be accepting requests to find/battle people from the manga.

• If you have an issue with something or someone in the roleplay, please bring it up with the GMs. If it is about another roleplayer specifically, please bring it up /in private/. We are reasonable GMs and you should be able to expect to be able to work out any problems with us to the best of our ability. The only reason you will ever be removed from the roleplay for rule violations is if you refuse to work with us to fix the problem.

• When observing battles to determine how fair they may be, we the GMs may use base stats as vague references for a pokemon's potential. We will then look at how plausible or improbable a situation is based on this.

• Inactivity may result in removal from the roleplay after a week or two of no posting at the GM's discretion. You can be given some leeway if you can notify us before that time is up.

• No guns. They generally kind of undermine the point of using pokemon and thus do not exist here. Explosives on the other hand are fair game...

• Attacks have 100% accuracy by default in the games for a reason. Simply dodging without proper justification (Just being that good or being lucky is not proper justification. Speed is also not evasion under any circumstance, though simply keeping far out of reach of /physical close range/ attacks is viable.) is godmodding and bunnying combined, as it implied the opponent's pokemon is completely incompetent at aiming. If you want to dodge, take a dive and make one of your 6 entire move slots an evasion move. |D

• Rated T; That means things that go on here should be "suitable for more mature childen". This means that you should take care to avoid squick or smut, lest you get an upset VM from me asking you to chill out a bit. This also means that serious, serious injuries (as opposed to serious in comparison to pokemon) should be handled with a lot of delicacy if they are even played at all. In regards to romance... An effort should be made to keep it reasonably clean on a descriptive level. It should not take you several posts to detail a kiss, nor should it take you several post's worth to describe one.

• Please refrain from having your pokemon speak English. Also, only pokemon that learn telepathy in the games should be using it here. These powers have proved problematic in the past and any new instances of them will likely be frowned upon or outright denied.

Mechanics of leveling/evolution/moves
Don't worry, they hardly even qualify as math!
Spoiler:
• Wild pokemon that are caught will be at lvl 20.

• While pokemon's stronger evolved forms can be found in the wild, you aren't allowed to catch them unless they evolve at or before level 20.

• When a pokemon participates in a trainer battle it gains 2 levels per pokemon it fights.

• When a pokemon participates in a battle against a catchable wild pokemon it gains 1 level, but only up to level 45. After level 45, they gain nothing.

• On the other hand, when a pokemon participates in a battle against a wild pokemon that is higher level and thus can't be caught, it can gain one level without any further restrictions.

• When a pokemon participates in a battle against one of the three champions teaching at the school, it gains 3 levels per pokemon it fights.

• When a pokemon participates in a battle against Gary Oak, it gains 4 levels per pokemon it fights.

• If a pokemon faints during a battle, that merits one extra level on top of whatever else it earned.

• Any post about training your pokemon merits 1 level to the pokemon that were training.

• Trade evolution no longer require trading. Trade evolutions evolve at level 40. (Porygon's first trade evolution is at 20)

• Happiness related evolution can be done as you will.

• All moves that are able to be learned (With the exception of moves only legendaries can learn) are available as TMs.

• If your character faces a large group of wild pokemon, we the GMs will decide how many levels they gain, ranging between 1 and 5. This is dependent on the content of the post and how hard the pokemon had to fight against the large group. (For a large group of trainer pokemon the scale is 2-10)

• If your character takes on a challenge that is significantly, abnormally high in difficulty you may be given the option of accepting extra levels at the discretion of the GM

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So, new OOC thread? That's one way to deal with the first post issue. :D

Anyways, why do I sense a showdown with Calnith and possible hospitalization (again) in Bri's future?

Edit: Since I am unable to use Etherpad and with the eminant capture of Starly, I have decided to post my teams here. Here they are:

Brian "Bri" Jameson:

Thyme (Snivy): Level 33. Leaf Blade, Leaf Tornado, Secret Power (Unmastered, it still hurts her to use it), Leech Seed, Attract, Growth. Nature: Sassy.
Duster (Minccino): Level 30. Double Slap, Thundershock, Iron Tail, Sing, Tickle, Helping Hand. Nature: Docile.
Drizzle (Buisel): Level 31. Water Gun, Aqua Jet, Pursuit, Swift, Quick Attack, Sonic Boom. Nature: Relaxed.
Nova (Arcanine): Level 42. Extremespeed, Flame Burst, Fire Fang, Reversal, Dig, Double Team. Nature: Bold.
Frost (Sneasel): Level 28. Fury Swipes, Leer, Taunt, Quick Attack, Agility, Faint Attack. Nature: Serious.
Bouncy (Igglybuff): Level 15. Sing, Faint Attack, Charm Defense Curl, Pound, Sweet Kiss. Nature: Naive.
Leena (Misdreavus): Level 27. Astonish, Psywave, Spite, Hex, Confuse Ray, Mean Look. Nature: Impish,
Sprinkles (Eevee): Level 17. Tackle, Tail Whip, Helping Hand, Detect, Hidden Power (Dragon), Shadow Ball. Nature: Adamant.

Drake "Draco" Finnigan:

Killita (Flygon): Level 57 Moves, Dragon Breath, Earthquake, Crunch, Hyper Beam, Dragon Dance, Ice Beam Nature: Naive.
Rena (Dragonair): Level 53 Moves, Surf, Twister, Thunderbolt, Psychic, Icy Wind, Aerial Ace Nature: Hardy.
Zeal (Salamance): Level 60 Moves, Dragon Claw, Zen Headbutt, Draco-meteor, Metal Claw, Flamethrower, Protect Nature: Bold.
Maris (Garchomp): Level 50 Moves, Dragon Rush, Slash, Dig, Double Team, Fury Cutter, Dragon Claw Nature: Rash
Axy (Axew): Level 29 Moves, Dragon Rage, Dragon Pulse, Shadow Ball, Slash, Dragon Claw, Secret Power Nature: Modest

"Kiki" Kitty Kirin:

Cynder (Cyndaquil): Level 9 Tackle, Leer, Extrasensory, Willo Wisp, Double Team, Flamethrower Nature: Timid
Birdy (Staravia) Level 22 Tackle, Leer, Quick Attack, Wing Attack, Double Team, Endeavor Nature: Adamant
Mouser (Rattata): lvl 19: Moves: Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Focus Energy, Bite, Hyper Fang, Nature: Hardy
Squirrely (Pachirisu): lvl 23: Moves, Swiftl, Bide, Shock Wave, Charm, Spark, Quick Attack Nature: Sassy
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It surprises me most when there /isn't/ a showdown with Calnith. xD

Anyway, I'mma clean up the formatting and see if I can't find a way to easily replace the bulbagarden urls with non-hotlinked ones. They get enough traffic as it is xD After that I'mma add some new wild pokemon and possibly some new places.

If you guys have any suggestions on anything, or want to do anything special, feel free to throw the idea at me. C:
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Old August 30th, 2011, 07:54 AM
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Because Bri's too nice and a bit easy to walk all over? That means there will be two showdowns here. Ouch. This should be violent.

Been wondering this, but do Nideous and I level up our Pokemon from the Abandoned Dorm incident?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 07:55 AM
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I have something big planned with Calnith something evil muwwwahahaha!
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Uh-oh. When someone laughs evilly, that's never a good sign for my characters. Usually because they tend to get in the way of evil scemes. XD
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Old August 30th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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We should all be afraid, very afraid... of Nique. XD Calinth has nothing on him. That'd be a scary meetup. Anyway, don't worry Nideous. Pala will blow snow in Calinth's face! XD OR Volca will set him on fire on accident. Whichever. XD
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Pokemon should only get levels from fights they take a significant part in. I'll be redoing the way pokemon gain levels shortly, mainly to make it a bit fairer.

Here's the new leveling system as I saw it. I won't be actually putting anything in until I'm finished cleaning up the intro post. (I would feel horribly guilty leaving those hotlinks to Bulbagarden there. They have enough traffic problems.) I've already changed the links to the settings and battlefields pictures though. Just the wild pokemon left, which'll be a doozy. I'll probably get that done today though.

Anyway, leveling system.

Basically? I'm thinking of limiting how high level a pokemon can be and still earn levels from wild pokemon. I'm also thinking of possibly making it so that people gain an extra level for losing than for winning. (Because they pushed themselves harder, right?) I'm also thinking making teachers, the three champions working at the school, and Gary Oak possible to battle, and they'll give more EXP than your average trainer (I was thinking +2 for teachers, +3 for the champions, and +4 for Gary)

The only restriction would be that if one is fighting a Champion or Gary, they don't get the option of controlling their opponent. I'll probably be willing to control them, or I might give someone else the clear to do so.

I WAS ALSO thinking about perhaps allowing people to request boss battles with various canon characters that aren't part of the staff. (See: Running into the PCs from the games, Alder, N, Ash, whatever) These battles would obviously be infrequent. If too many people asked for them at any significant stretch of time I'd have to say wait for a bit.


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I like the way that sounds. It would make Brian become the strongest one here, because he has yet to win a battle against another trainer. :D

And I guess Drizzle, Nova, Ellie, Rama, Pala, and Volca would gain the most experience, because they were in the whole thing the whole time. Duster and Snype came later, but they were fighting a lot, so they wouldn't get as much would they? Frost and Bouncy only fought a little, so they would only get a little bit. And Thyme would get nothing as she wasn't even there. And Brian hadn't caught Leena, so she naturally would get nothing. That seems to be how the breakdown of experience would be based on what you said.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:02 PM
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It makes sense to me too. Go for it! :D
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Done switching out the image URLs. Boy, that took a while.

Now I'm going to focus on adding new stuff while I'm considering ways to pretty up the page a bit.

Anyone got any new pokemon they want added? Ideas for new places they'd like to see? Ideas in general? This is the time to start saying them.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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I have an idea. Maybe a swamp area. It could feature mainly poison types, but also have some grass, water, and ground. Like I said, just an idea, but from what I can tell, poison types are the only type that isn't really covered too well. What do you think of this idea?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:37 PM
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Swamp area... hmm, alright. Valorie would /hate/ going there though. xD

A swamp would probably be considered a dangerous area to visit. Just throwing that out there. Mainly because of how huge the chance of getting sick from visiting one is compared to most places, as well as the fact that wild pokemon would be able to sneak up on trainers easier than normal through the water.

I like the idea though, so I'll add it.


Also, I'm raising the default level of wild pokemon from 10 to 15. If any of your wild pokemon are level 15 or below, feel free to add 5 levels.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Brian would hate it too. I've already established that he hates poison types. :D Though he may change his mind if he sees a cute little Nidoran.

Also, you just said to add five levels to pokemon that are level 15 or lower (Not counting Bouncy, as she was hatched not caught). That would make Leena and Frost both level 15. Oh, and Fuyu and I are still wondering how many levels, if any, our pokemon and Snype would gain from the adventures in the haunted dorm. Once I have that information I'll update my team
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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You got it.

Also, let's say 3 levels for any of your pokemon that were fully involved, and 2 levels for any of your pokemon that were only involved for part of the adventure. I'll leave it up to you to decide which were fully and partially.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Woohoo new post. I'll go off and give Snype one level for the events at the abandoned dorm. I'm also going to mess around with the moves for Able and Commodore. The other three pokemon are gonna get some more attention this time around :3 Able only needs one more level to evolve and Len is getting fairly close himself. Commodore is going to evolve a more special way but you'll see how that happens :3Woohoo new post. I'll go off and give Snype one level for the events at the abandoned dorm. I'm also going to mess around with the moves for Able and Commodore. The other three pokemon are gonna get some more attention this time around :3 Able only needs one more level to evolve and Len is getting fairly close himself. Commodore is going to evolve a more special way but you'll see how that happens :3
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Alright, here's my updated team and moveset:

Thyme (Snivy): level 17, Leaf Tornado, Vine Whip, Bullet Seed, Secret Power, Attract, Growth (Inactive)
Duster (Minccino): level 18, Pound, Tickle, Growl, Helping Hand, Double Slap, Encore, Thundershock
Drizzle (Buizel): level 18, Sonic Boom, Quick Attack, Water Gun, Pursuit, Water Sport, Swift
Nova (Growlithe): level 20, Bite, Ember, Leer, Roar, Odor Sleuth, Flame Wheel
Bouncy (Igglybuff): level 4, Sing, Charm, Faint Attack
Frost (Sneasel): level 17, Scratch, Leer, Taunt, Quick Attack, Screech, Faint Attack
Leena (Misdreavus): level 15, Psywave, Growl, Spite, Astonish, Confuse Ray

Duster the Minccino grew from level 16 to level 18 for arriving near the end and fighting a lot of ghosts, including that Haunter. She didn't learn any moves by leveling up.

Drizzle the Buizel grew from level 15 to level 18. He was there from the beginning. He didn't learn any new moves.

Nova the Growlithe grew from level 17 to level 20. He was in the abandoned dorm fighting the entire time. He learned Flame Wheel, which replaced Helping Hand.

Bouncy the Igglybuff grew from level 2 to level 4. While she was there the whole time, all she did was fight a few ghosts and Pala, Skye's Cubchoo. She didn't gain any new moves.

Frost the Sneasel grew from level 10 to level 15 because of the wild pokemon boost. Then he grew from level 15 to level 17 for fighting in the dorm at the end. He learned Faint Attack, which took his final move slot.

Leena the Nisdreavus grew from level 10 to level 15 because of the wild pokemon boost. She learned Confuse Ray, which took her fifth move slot.

And that's the levels and moves they learned. Surprisingly, they didn't really learn that many moves for gaining so many levels. Also, Thyme got nothing, because all she did was get hurt by Calnith. >:C
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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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My turn! And Elite Killer I think you can join.

Ellie (Eevee) Level 18- Tackle, Shadow Ball, Dig, Flail, Iron Tail

Is it alright at level 20 I evolve her?

Rama (Zorua) Level 20- Scratch, Pursuit, Dark Pulse, Return, Fury Swipes, Faint Attack

Volca (Larvesta) Level 22-Take Down, Wild Charge, Acrobatics, Flamethrower, String Shot, Psychic

Pala (Cubchoo) Level 17- Powder Snow, Growl, Bide, Icy Wind, Fury Swipes (still can't talk.)
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Yes, you can join, Elite Killer. c: Entei Dorm appears to be the only dorm with an open spot currently, though I get the feeling some of those spots may be inactives. You can also play a teacher if you really want to...

Also of course you can evolve her at level 20, Fuyu c:

Edit: Updated your character profiles~ I'm apparently coming down with something, but it doesn't feel like it should get in the way of me doing stuff. *Goes to add new locations and pokemon*
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Old August 30th, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Old August 30th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Sure thing... Reserved for three days. c: If you need more time, just say so before the fourth day and I'll reset my mental timer. This is just to prevent the last spot from being reserved for too long incase someone reserves and just forgets the roleplay exists.

Edit: UPDATE: Added in the Swamplands and another new area I call The Dead Forest. It's called that because it's a small section of The Forest in which almost all of the trees are dead. The swamplands are dangerous because of the high rate of disease and how easy it is for pokemon to sneak up on you through the murky water.

The Dead Forest has some background to it. If one of our characters goes asking around, you can have them get told about said background, as it's public knowledge.

The reason the trees are dead is a mystery. They just are, as far as anyone knows. More interestingly, Occasionally people go missing in that part of the forest, never to be seen again. Rumor has it that a murderer might be hiding there. Supporting this rumor is occasional police activity in the area. Also interestingly, ghost pokemon seem to be attracted to that section of the forest, and have driven all other type of pokemon out. The forest is described as having a disturbing aura about it.

Staff are obligated to advise students not to go The Dead Forest, but a student can enter anyways if they wish.

(The Dead Forest has a random encounter boss in it, which is a term I'm using to describe especially strong pokemon / trainers now. You must ask if you want that encounter.)

Edit: UPDATE: The rules have been updated, especially regarding leveling and whatnot. Readzor!

Also, I prettied up the page whoo hoo!

Also, I fixed up the Available Classes section as it didn't make sense to me to list the teachers and have the actual classes in spoilers instead of the other way around.



Edit: That would appear to be all the major updates for now. I'm still thinking of more locations and or wild pokemon though, so I'll let you guys know if I actually think of anything.
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