Name: Eria Estella
Date of Birth: October 31
Hometown: Hearthome City, Sinnoh
Reason for Entering: Money
At 5'6", Eria looks anything but intimidating, as the sixteen year old is also extremely thin. She's still a healthy thin, mind you, but with her scrawny arms and legs, she isn't exactly going to turn the heads of any men. What she doesn't have in sex appeal, she unknowingly makes up in being adorable. With her back-lengthed, messy, two toned blue hair, and her wide, pink eyes, she seems almost like a child - and her actual vulnerability and lack of experience dealing with people totally helps.
The trainer's attire is a little unusual, but there have been worse dressed trainers out there. A black vest over top of a sleeveless, white blouse constitute the bulk of the upper portion of her outfit, a pink bow-tie tied around her neck. She'd look almost like a casino employee if not for the white, puffy disconnected sleeves that are tied from her elbow to her wrist. The lower half of her outfit begins with a layered skirt, the colours alternating black and white until it reached just above her knees and meets the black leggings she has wrapped around her legs. A pair of shiny black dress shoes protects her feet, each show complete with a white buckle and flower a top the front tip. To complete her outfit, a tiny, black top hat with a pink stripe around it sits on a leftwards angle on her head.
Her three Pokeballs attach to a specially made, black belt that sits around her waist, for easy access.
I drew a poor image of her face here (I know there's a lot wrong). I'm going to try and draw a better version, but that's that for the meantime.
Born a frail individual, Eria Estella has an unfortunate history with illness due to her weak immune system and overall fragile physical form. She has spent most of her life under the watchful eyes of her mother - and in the worst of times, a doctor or two - with very little to keep her company aside from Pokemon her father brought her back from his travels around the world. As a child, this helped her develop a longing to see the world. Eria wanted to see beyond the borders of Ecruteak, and go on her own adventures, but her health would almost always interfere with such things.
It was around the age of twelve that she met a boy that would change things for her temporarily. He approached her one day at the academy she attended - a school where she had the reputation of "the Ethereal Girl" since she was rarely in class and was ignored as nasty rumors spread around about why she was always absent. It was a shock to her that anyone would even approach her at this point, let alone ask her what he did. "Would you like to go on a journey with me?". A simple question, one that gave Eria a glimpse of the freedom she so desperately sought. But she knew her parents would never allow it, so she did the unthinkably and ran away.
Her journey lasted about a year as the two of them traveled across Sinnoh at a leisurely pace as not to tire the girl any more than necessary. It was around the one-year mark, however, that her condition took a temporary turn for the worst. Returning home became mandatory, and the day she arrived back in Hearthome was the most embarrassing moment of her life. Forced to return to the arms she ran away from due to her own weakness. She couldn't understand why her condition never improved! Medical help was expensive, too, and there was no way for her parents to raise enough money to get her properly treated by a professional.
Three more years passed, 36 months of not being permitted to leave her hometown. After having experienced Sinnoh herself, it was a lot more painful to wait around all that time, and she had to satisfy her taste for adventure by listening to stories of trainers and other travelers that passed through her city. It was by ear that she heard rumors of the Pokemon Grand Tournament and the reward amount that could only be considered... copious. As the tournament took place on an island though, and there seemed to be strict rules in place about leaving, entering was going to be a huge risk. How would she attain the proper medical health she needed if things took a turn for the worst? On the other hand, if she could walk away with that money, she might never have to worry about such a scenario again.
For the second time in her life, Eria chose to run away from home, this time her destination being the tournament. In comparison to some of the other trainers that would surely be there, she was a bit of a greenhorn. But, she needed to have faith. Faith in herself and her Pokemon, her only friends.
timid natureShadow Ball
modest natureSleep Powder
Hidden Power (Rock-type)
adamant natureFlare Blitz