Honedge will learn Autotomize in place of Metal Sound.
Lulu will learn Strength Sap in place of Flash, but will not learn Confuse Ray.
Alice will learn Nuzzle in place of Tail Whip.
And finally, Eric will not learn Aqua Tail!
As the story goes
Since ancient times
Many scholars and gentlemen
Indulged in fine arts
Great Yen has boundless territory
More mysterious people and fantastical things
Than anyone could count
But there is one person
The world is contained in their brush strokes
Who has seen ancient oceans and fields
Who has seen man achieve godhood
Who has crossed thousands of mountains and rivers
Who has laughed at the waning moon
Do my esteemed guests know
This person's name
And where they came from?
Female | 15 | Celadon
Family: She has a older sister, a mother, and father. For generations, they say that her family was the latest generations of descendants who performed dances and summons for the legendary beast of the sky: Ho-oh. But even though it was not seen for decades, Ho-oh was deeply admired in her family, even with Ichika herself. When she was younger, around 7~8, there was one legend she was told about Ho-oh that stuck to her, even to this day: that one day, Ho-oh will show itself again to a trainer with a pure heart. Perhaps that was the catalyst of her admiration for Ho-oh; it was so brilliant that it only appeared before a chosen one.
Her older sister did not admire Ho-oh as much as Ichika did, however - even going as far to say, Ho-oh was just that: a legend. Even if it did existed, according to her, there's no way that it would appear again. After all, there's no such thing as a "pure hearted trainer". There's darkness in everyon's hearts, after all. To some degree, everyone is selfish and thinks about themselves. There's no use chasing a legend that might not even be there anymore. Ichika never took some comments to heart, as her goal became a simple one: when she grew up, she was going to become a trainer worthy of Ho-oh. If not, then surely there will be a trainer even more worthy of her, so that Ho-oh can one day appear once again.
Well, that's what she wanted to believe.
Brief history: The moment she turned 13, became the moment she enrolled in Cape College. She was admired for her budding talent: pokémon battles, and some general basics of pokémon terminology and the basics. Now, at first, she didn't really mind her fellow students, as she thought they were like her, and that they would do anything and everything to become a pokémon trainer, ready for whatever obstacle thrown at them, ready to take on the world. But over time, she realized one thing. These kids were terrible. Like, sincerely terrible. But not terrible as in a way they were bad kids... they problem is, Ichika was always sniffing for one thing from them. Their passion. Where was their passion? Why did they even enroll in this academy? Sure, their smiling faces and they way most of them got along with others was admirable, but beyond that, Ichika thought they were shallow shells. All style, no substance. No dreams? No desires? Some of them didn't even know what they wanted to do, or even have much desires to pop out of their bubble to be strong. As time passed by, Ichika became bored. Her sister might be right. Why would Ho-oh appear now, in the face of ambitionless trainers?
Brave Warriors! The PokéSociety!
Her fears became eased as soon as she discovered Brave Warriors! The PokéSociety! This was a sort of Pokemon FanClub in Fuchsia, solely focused on budding new trainers - specially the students from the Cape College. It was a small club at the time, ran by a couple of other fellow students, and some teenagers/adults who were avid fans of pokémon and all the celebraties in the pokéworld - not really known outside of Fuchsia. Still, Ichika admired what the club was trying to accomplish, to scout the talent and passion of new trainers. She became so interested in it, she decided to join, and contribute. But how? It was then she had an idea. She discovered the power... of opinionated blogging.
The Psychic-delic Blog
I'll call this blog title: HEXIC THUNDER
aka. Jarmie and Beaumont are BOTH Idiots.
Seriously. I like these two to death as trainers, but I sometimes wonder if there was a circus in town, because they are both clowns. And I know a trainer named Noel - she's the entire circus. But I digress.
Beaumont I think is a wonderful gym leader: he really knows electric-type pokémon, and can even give a well-prepared ground-type specialist a run for their money. But. You know what I hate about Beaumont? It's that two-bit goody-goody attitude, and how he pushes up his stupid glasses to make that tropey-anime smart guy look when he actually knows nothing? Well, actually, I can forgive that, but what I think I don't like the most is how he doesn't truly reach out to the people in Lavender. I can understand, helping everyone's lives be easier in an effort to help everyone be happy, but did he actually go out and ask the townspeople what they think? Does he really know the townspeople at all, outside of his "yes men"? The answer is "no". He needs to reach out to the people more. A town is defined by her people, after all.
And then there's Jarmie. Oh GOD there's Jarmie. You know, the girl who's only emotion is either "angry" or "grumpy". She's also a good battler - her Ghost-types are wonderful, and she knows how to bring the trickiness from them! Unfortunately, she's a nutcase. She's just as bad as Beaumont. So what the town is going for a make over - tradition isn't just going to go away from Lavender, honey! People there love tradition! What's wrong with change, seriously! Don't the townspeople follow you like a lovesick Nidoran searching for his mate anyway? They respect you. But you're still acting like someone put a Durant in your pants! How many times have she insulted Beaumont, when she could of used that brain power for something more practical? Like, I don't know, better music tastes?
It's just so sad that Lavender have to be effected by these two bickering like a Zangoose and Seviper when there are so many things they can work together towards! I love these two as Gym Leaders in their own right, and as pokémon battlers, I'd be honoured to fight them to learn from them. But that being said.
You both are idiots.
Written by: Ichika Member of: Brave Warriors! The PokéSociety!
Ichika's blog entries became widely known for being... unfiltered. However, to those have been reading them, it became... something refreshing. It was refreshing seeing someone being honest with their feelings, giving their opinions of trainers and gym leaders alike, but still gives some good insight about the latest news and trends about pokémon battling in general. Ichika's blogs began to have quite a following. Which grew bigger and bigger. Until... she reached 50,000 followers. Quite an impressive following, for a Kantoian blogger - so much so that the club began to see some more following and fame as well. Soon, they became well known in Kanto with new support everyday. They were ready for new sets of plans: to witness and speculate new trainers in a competitive setting.
That is how they started to create a way to track progress: The PokéSociety rankings.
The members of Brave Warriors! The PokéSociety! started to develop a system where they can speculate how well the newcomers are doing, in terms of things like statistics, developments, and so forth. They sort them out in 'tiers': they all start at the beginning rank, but as they grow stronger and perform better feats, their rank increases. It was like a fan spectacle in a sports event - some members became fans of certain newcomers, even going as far as having some passionate discussions about them. For example, just the other day, a bunch of people arguing over the fact that casey forfeited against Beaumont and what it means for and about him as a trainer. Is he weak? Was this a new stepping turn for him? The developments were exciting to find out and see! For Ichika, she simply hopes to light a fire within her fellow college mates, who walk with her in this world of pokémon. But as of right now, she's not impressed with her classmates. But that might change as The PokéSociety is now in the midst of developing something new: localized tournaments.
Personality: Ichika is honest, straight-forward, and not shy of stating her opinion. No matter if she's liked or disliked for it. After all, she's a strong believer in honesty in words, rather than be superficial. As a trainer she is passionate, strong-willed and open - she likes meeting and learning all about strong trainers, strong pokémon, and complex strategies. She dislikes weakness in people, and as a tendency to judge others if they don't meet her expectations. She's especially strict with her pokémon to meet her expectations, pushing their strengths to their limits, and does not forgive any weakness. She has more of a master-pokémon relationship with her pokémon rather than treating them as simple "friends"( she doesn't even give them nicknames). That's because if she believes that if she just treats them as mere friends, that creates weakness in her mindset to want to coddle them - she felt that just simply "bonding" with pokémon would only turn them into slackers. She's not all cruel though - after all, she also believes that a proper master must be responsible for her pokémon and mature enough to maintain her pokémon's well-being, both physically and mentally. For example, she does let her pokémon go free to play, and do what they please from time to time, but as long as they are well-behaved.
While it may seem that most of the time, Ichika can be seen as impatient and snide, deep down, she wants to see everyone to be confident with themselves to reach their potential. This is more apparent in her blog - she can be shown as overall critical of those who "disappoints her". But Overall, Ichika has one dream: for the pokémon world to be as colourful as a Ho-oh's wings. What does that mean? Only she would know, but perhaps she dreams of a world where everyone can be worthy enough to have a multi-coloured beast rein down on them? Who knows.