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September 24th, 2011 (1:16 PM).
~Levels To Start Out With~
Gym 1 (Poison & Bug): 10-15
Gym 2 (Flying): 15-20
Gym 3 (Dark): 20-25
Gym 4 (Psychic & Ghost): 25-30
Gym 5 (Steel): 30-35
Gym 6 (Rock & Ground): 35-40
Gym 7 (Dragon & Ice): 40-45
Gym 8 (Normal & Fighting): 45-50
Elite Four Grass: 50-53
Elite Four Fire: 53-55
Elite Four (Water): 55-57
Elite Four (Electric): 57-60
These levels are the levels EVERYONE must start out with. Once the rp starts, you can train up your Pokemon to how strong you want. But you MUST start out with these levels.
Rules towards battling is very simple: use your brain/logic. We have a Squirtle and an Onyx of the same level, and Squirtle knows water gun; who do you think is going to win? That answer is painfully obvious. Now, if that Squirtle is at a much lower level then the Onyx, then there is some debat that can be made there. If two rpers can't civily decide who the winner will be, I'll decide.
Now, here is how the battle system will work. All battles will use the turn system. At the start of every battle, each side gets 3 Dodges + Attack, and 6 Dodges. These are essentially the option for a Pokemon to dodge a foe's attack. D+A allows a Pokemon to dodge an attack, and attack in one turn versus two. D just allows a Pokemon to dodge and can't attack in their turn. Due to the fact that each side has a limited amount of D+A or just D, you have to plan them out and be able to take a few hits. Moves like Sand Attack that increase accuracy will enable a Pokemon more Dodges.
How long a Pokemon can last hits before it faints will depend on the situation. If it's hit by supereffective moves, then it won't last long. If it's hit by moves that aren't super effective or not that effective, it'll last fairly long. If it is moves that barely make an effect (such as type disadvantage moves) it's going to take a long time. Moves that increase defense will also prolong a Pokemon's durability, but one can balance that out by dishing out moves that increase your Pokemon's attack.
Regarding the location of Pokemon...I really am not going to be specific, but let's use some common sense. You aren't going to find a level 50 Tyranitar in the Clover Forest. You will most likely find it at Mt. Uni, instead. However, you can probably find a lower level Larviatar at Chestnut Cave, Sepia Island, Auburn Island, Maroon Island, or Mt. Sol. Any of those possibilities I can accept. Now, sometimes I'll let out-of-place Pokemon appear in certain towns, as long as they aren't on secluded islands where the chances of them appearing there are very, very small unless you can explain how they got there and it makes sense.
September 26th, 2011 (11:49 AM).
I'll be submitting my applications one at a time. Here's the first.
Dragon Tamer, Trainer
Cinnabar Island, Kanto
Xoxaa is quite the energetic character in an environment she's comfortable in. She can be quite loud and goofy around good friends and she has a bit of a mischievous side too. When it's crunch time, she will rise to the challenge and face it head on. Her brave nature complements her overly dramatic streak, often one to describe something a little too strongly. Her goofy behavior rubs off on others in different ways, but more often it tends to make her look too cute, so others tend to not take her seriously because of it. Still, she tends to be a reliable, trustworthy and protective ally, and prefers to operate on gut instinct over careful analysis. However, if she has time to analyze a situation, she'll do it and do it well.
Most wouldn't expect it at first glance, but Xoxaa is also a very critical person, though she doesn't always express it. She pushes her Pokemon hard to excel, and can be very blunt about others as well, though she is less likely to express it as her honesty has gotten her in trouble in the past. Even her food she is picky about, and although she loves to eat, she loves to eat top quality food only. Her overachieving nature often hides her intelligent side, which is scarcely seen except in a serious discussion or in a heated Pokemon battle. Her goofy behavior often hides her most important trait, wisdom. Good friends will know her for being supportive and giving much needed wisdom in rough times.
Xoxaa's first impression to others often leads people to recognize is her shyness, but she's especially shy around strangers, especially bigger people and people who seem too interested in her too soon. She's also easy to blush, so she's known to do a variety of things under social anxiety such as running away and hiding, or curling up into a ball and hiding her face. She doesn't have much social pizazz as it stands and makes up for it by being obnoxious, which unfortunately backfires a lot. Sometimes her socially awkward behavior will be seen by older people as her just being cute, which only embarrasses her more and makes the symptoms worse.
The girl is also quite modest, which you normally wouldn't expect with her behavior. She doesn't like to brag much and will downplay any praise you give her. This is not to be confused with her confidence, as she's fairly skilled at keeping them both in check.
Xoxaa is the daughter and descendant of a long line of dragon tamers, some of them having even been dragon masters themselves. Her mother is no exception, and although she's retired, her notoriety is known beyond Kanto. Now an owner of a Pokemon daycare facility and a breeder herself, Xoxaa's mother owns a large plot of land on Cinnabar Island specially designed to comfort Pokemon, and in particular, the dragon-types that her mother still raises. Growing up in such an environment, Xoxaa shared the caretaker duties with her mother, attending to her mother's Pokemon and customers' Pokemon when they'd leave them with her. Mother's business was successful, so Xoxaa grew up in a solid middle class household. Despite her background, Xoxaa struggled to build friendships with Pokemon and wasn't too proficient at applying her Pokemon book smarts to the actual practice of Pokemon training.
School wouldn't help Xoxaa either. Xoxaa was the shy, goofy, nerdy girl of school, and as such was the target of her peers' abuse. It wouldn't be rare to see her run home crying from the harassment she suffered. After some years, Xoxaa began to develop a naughty streak, mooning people, playing tricks on others and teasing them as they teased her. She'd even beat up kids and saw the principal often. As she got older, things got worse and she became more of a delinquent, and certainly hitting puberty wouldn't help, at it certainly didn't. Her mother quickly intervened making her take over several other tasks at the ranch and taking away several of her privileges. Adolescence certainly wasn't easy for her, but as Xoxaa adapted to her new lifestyle and grew to like the different kind of attention she received now that she had the feminine beauty that came with adolescence. She would go to graduate her school with standard grades, not quite making the most of it as she was completely disinterested in school itself, and would soon be ready to begin her career as a Pokemon trainer.
Of course, that day came, and Xoxaa's mother gave her an egg she had raised, soon to hatch and eventually become Xoxaa's starter Pokemon. This egg ended up hatching in to Xoxaa's devoted partner Xgok, her first real friend and companion, and went out in to the world to take on the gyms of Kanto, her home region. She raised Xgok, at the time a young dratini, catching new Pokemon, raising them, and taking on the gyms of the Kanto region. Xoxaa grew older as did her Pokemon, becoming more and more experienced with her Pokemon and developing a team of powerful allies as she made her way to the Indigo League, clawing her way through the preliminaries and making her way to the regional stage as an accomplished and well respected trainer. She fought opponent after opponent, with no small part to her two major powerhouses, a gyarados she caught and trained rigorously from a tiny, weak magikarp and an aerodactyl, who although was very disobedient at the time, was a vicious and unforgiving combatant who earned her various wins until her team faced off in the championship tournament, where her final Pokemon, aerodactyl fell to her opponent's powerful blastoise, ending her Indigo League run in the top 32.
Johto proved to be another opportunity for greatness, and soon after returning home, she set out for New Bark Town and began her quest in Johto. Instead of catching more Pokemon, Xoxaa chose to focus on building up her seven Pokemon at the time, strengthening them to their absolute heights in preparation for the Silver Conference at the base of Mount Silver. From gym to gym, Xoxaa intensified her training, increasing her recognition from her accomplishments in Kanto and earned her badges, expanding upon her experiences. Pokemon that had a weak showing in the Indigo League were powered up, developing several powerhouses, with her horsea caught early in her journeys in Kanto evolving all the way in to a mighty kingdra, while her onix evolved in to a powerful steelix, the ekans she was lent early in Kanto becoming a vicious arbok all while still touting her Indigo League powerhouses gyarados and a now obedient aerodactyl. Receiving an egg on her way to Mount Silver, she tended to it as she competed in the Silver Conference, making incredible gains including a surprise, Xgok's evolution in to dragonair in her first championship tournament match and turning the tide in her favor. However, her last Pokemon in the quarter-final match, arbok, fell to the opponent's aggron despite a tenacious battle, making the top 8 in the Silver Conference.
After returning an old friend's Pokemon to its old owner, Xoxaa returned home to Cinnabar Island for some rest before soon hearing about the Terra region and soon made plans to make her way to the new region and take on the Terra League. This time leaving behind most of her Pokemon at her mother's ranch, she sets out for Terra, hoping to work even harder and to catch more rare Pokemon in Terra while taking along Xgok, her charmander, and her newly hatched larvitar from Mount Silver.
Xoxaa's intent is to master the dragon-type species of Pokemon and to conquer the gyms and league tournaments across the various regions. Someday she intends to enter the champion league and challenge the Elite Four and maybe even the Champion.
Nearing adulthood, Xoxaa is developing in to a fine and attractive young woman, but if you'd ask her, she'd describe herself modestly. Her skin is a slightly tanned peachy color and is well cared for, with few visual flaws, but like everyone, not perfect. Her hair is a soft, rich auburn, often put up in two spiky long ponytails in the back with a few strands left out front covering part of her forehead and her ears. Her hairstyle gives her a cute appearance, which is in no part counteracted by her eyes. The girl's eyes are a vivid green that complements her hair well, both in cuteness and their shine. She has a well proportioned face, and a youthful one at that, and her cute face complements her hair and eyes as well. Her body has a pretty decent, healthy build to boot. She's a bit of an athlete, with decently sized leg and arm muscles and little body fat, her body is well built for the outdoors where she is used to being outside and in the wilds in the outskirts of her island hometown.
Xoxaa has grown in to a fine young woman herself, in no small part to her time on the road honing her body while still preserving her feminine features. With a larger breast size compared to others her age as well as well developed hips and a rear worth some recognition, she's got the assets all right, if you're in to that kind of thing anyway. Her athleticism seems to do little to hamper the development of her feminine assets either. In fact, they accentuate them well, build her leg and arm strength to give her developed and healthy leg and arm muscles, implying her good health. She's of about average height, being around 5' 6" and is at a healthy weight. If physical appearance is something that matters to you, Xoxaa's attractive appearance is sure to be an attention grabber, but whether her personality or intelligence is too much is something others would just have to find out.
Her clothing style is mostly modest until you get below the belt, but it sports a casual, functional and athletic yet fashionable style, albeit a little suggestive in some areas. She usually wears colorful shirts, sometimes thick sweaters in cold weather that completely cover her torso. Often her shirts are blank, bear the name of various local and regional sports teams, schools, or just certain scenery or her favorite Pokemon, in particular Dragonair, which by the way is Xgok's favorite shirt of hers as well. However she almost exclusively wears mini skirts, even in cold weather, though she comes prepared with long, thick and vibrantly colored socks with varying patterns such as stripes and dots for such conditions. Her socks are shorter in warmer weather, ending below her knees and are often also very colorful, though they tend to be blue most often. She also wears stylish but adventure ready white boots so she can tackle any obstacle in the wilderness and look great doing it. She also wears soft black and green trainer gloves that cover her fingers, enabling her to have a good grip on her pokeballs and to keep her hands clean with all of the harmful substances one can encounter on an adventure with Pokemon.
Also, will we be able to hold more than 6 Pokemon and switch our teams in the RP or can we only catch up to maxing out our party and that's it?