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Old June 4th, 2018 (12:42 AM). Edited June 8th, 2018 by gimmepie.
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Pathways: A Unova Story

Unova is the most urban of all regions, full of sprawling metropolises that dwarf most cities across the other major regions. A land of opportunity is many ways, Unova contains many opportunities to find your ways in fields like the arts, technology and of course Pokemon-related fields. It’s true that there’s no goal that can’t be reached here through hard work, persistence and a good dose of luck.

With this in mind, each year trainers set off in droves to pursue their ambitions. For many though, these journeys serve to teach half lessons. Sometimes someone works harder, perseveres longer or fortune simply doesn’t favour you. When you set off on your travels, you might learn that the path of the trainer isn’t always easy to walk.


How the RP Works
This is a small, plot-driven RP for 3-4 people. The story follows a group of beginner trainers who together are setting off on their journeys and is broken up into story arcs that for the most part are dictated by routes and cities.

Each member of the group will have their own goals, and you will be able to explore those goals to their fullest extent. However, this RP is also quite plot intensive and chapters may also have required objectives that need to be completed before we can move on to the next part. The pursuit of each character’s ambitions might drive the story at first, but ultimately is the secondary plot.

In Pathways, like it's sibling RPs, you are playing as a group who will be travelling together. That means that this will likely be a very JP heavy roleplay. This does not mean that your characters will be with each other at every moment though, you are free to and encouraged to explore locations on your own as well. In fact, it will often make the plot easier to enact if your characters are not always together.

Each area will have a set of predefined Pokemon available that will consist of Pokemon typical of that route in the game as well as extras from other regions. These may be tailored to the participants to an extent. You are able to catch as many of these Pokemon as you like and at will. However, you may only evolve or teach a move to one Pokemon per chapter under most circumstances. Pathways will more follow the anime style and thus levels do not exist. Instead you should use the level up chart as a loose guide for teaching new moves, but can teach any move your Pokemon can legally learn using your available slot. This includes TM and tutor moves. Trade evolution does not exist.

In Pathways, Mega Evolution and Z Moves are both canon (no dancing required). I am open to discussing customised Mega Forms or Z Moves.


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Please do your best here as on account of the very small number of people I’ll be accepting into the RP I’m going to be fairly picky. Also, I’m not requiring a history section as it would cause conflict or push things onto other characters, but as a group you need to consider how your characters know each other and should probably keep that in mind as you write.

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1. GM word is law
2. All RPT/PC rules apply
3. Real shocker here, the RP is rated M.
4. Keep in contact and try not to hold each other up. It’s okay if the RP doesn’t move super fast, but try to be reliable.
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Old June 4th, 2018 (12:50 AM).
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Yueru Ota // 17 // Male




Goal

"To be honest with you... I don't exactly know what I'm looking for."

The Pokemon League challenge came as a recommendation from Yueru's sister. You could think of it as her own attempt for him to finally push himself. He isn't sure why he's doing it and could barely say he has many goals of his own, but the thought of traveling with what few friends he did have was just enough to pull him out of the slump he was in. After all, spending time with Hex was one of his favorite things to relieve his mind of his troubles. A journey with him couldn't possibly be a bad thing.

Appearance

Coming out of one of his final growth spurts, Yueru stands at 178cm to be exact. Despite spending most days lazing around the city, he maintains a decent build. Adults will often tease him with the typical "Your metabolism will catch up to you someday, kid". Although he isn't quite all skin and bone, Yueru definitely hits all the marks that "the skinny kid" might have.

Each morning he begins by plopping on his standard thick rimmed glasses and sliding into his choice of the many black skinny jeans strung though out his dresser. Next comes a one-size-too-big t-shirt, varying in different colors. Followed by lacing up his favorite pair of shoes colored in a deep maroon. Last but not least, after rustling through his messy, pitch black hair he slides back a large knitted beanie which matches his shoes to a T. Even when the sun is it's hottest he will be seen wearing that hat,

Personality

It can be pretty hard to pin down Yueru. At first glance he can appear to be a rather carefree person. Always containing a stoic look on his face, underneath the surface he's an apathetic individual and maybe a tad bit cynical at his worst. Often dismissing things he's not impressed with or interested in. Carrying skin of iron, he never lets words or unfortunate circumstances phase him in the slightest. To a stranger he may seem to come off as cold hearted, however, he is simply hesitant to open up to new people and will usually assume the worst of them.

Typically lacking in motivation, most of Yueru's days are spent lounging around his favorite nature spots in the city with Hex. Otherwise unable to truly push himself the way he wants to, one of the few things able to put him in a pleasant mood is absorbing the melancholic vibes he gets from the scenery around him. Finding ocean viewing spots or a simple meadow grove to relax in is just enough to put a rare smile on his face.

Despite lacking a competitive drive, Yueru has a fair amount of training under his belt. Being the rowdy pokemon that it is, his Houndour will often express it's desire to jump into the fray of things and pull Yueru out of his comfort zone. In battle the tandem can be a bit messy to say the least but they still manage to battle together as one.





Hex / Flash Fire / Male

Fire Fang / Feint Attack / Thunder Fang / Ember / Howl




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Tamber Baxter/ Female / 17 Years Old / Violet City























Appearance

Tamber stands at a height of 5'8" with a somewhat slender body build. She keeps her dark, chocolate-brown hair short, letting it just reach down to the base of her neck with rather messy bangs for the most part. Her eyes offset her hair nicely by being deep violet in hue. Her skin complexion tends to be somewhat fair, neither being too dark or too pale. In terms of clothing, Tamber tends to dress in a rather comfortable manner. She usually likes to wear somewhat baggy t-shirts, offset by a worn, but still comfortable red hoodie. She is a fan of wearing sneakers or boots, whichever she feels is more comfortable (while still remaining practical) for a given situation. Tamber usually wears either a skirt or a pair of shorts, with a belt used as a holster of sorts for her team's poké balls. She also tends to wear a pair of silver, hooped earrings in her ears. No matter what outfit she wears however, the girl is never seen without her beloved goggles, a gift from her father, which are left dangling around her neck should she not be wearing them over her eyes.

Personality

Tamber is a relaxed, easy-going girl who rarely ever seems to take anything seriously. She likes to do things at her own pace, more often than not opting for the easy path should one be available. The girl tends to think positive more often than not. Tamber is someone who can always find that silver lining in any situation, with a habit of thinking things are being built up to be more tense than they truly are. Because of this, people often think of her as somewhat lazy... They're not exactly wrong either.

Tamber is somewhat of a corny girl. She absolutely adores throwing puns and jokes around whenever possible. It would be one thing if the girl was actually good at this, however more often than not her jokes often miss the target. This usually results in Tamber herself being the only one to find any real humor in her quips, which in turn often leads the teenager to simply think that her jokes are merely too highbrow for those around her. The real problem with Tamber's sense of humor comes from the fact that she seems to have an issue of knowing when to stop. It is quite easy for the girl to keep the terrible puns rolling, which results in those around becoming quite frustrated quite easily.

Generally a friendly girl, Tamber is always willing to lend and ear or shoulder should one ever be needed. Unfortunately, Tamber will often attempt to use humor to try and aid in the situations, going on to pick on them a bit in an attempt to make them feel better. At times it can be easy for people to take these little comments the wrong way, but Tamber usually does mean well in what she says. She has a habit of referring to those she views as friends with nicknames.

Goals

Despite her rather laid-back and relaxed attitude, Tamber dreams of becoming a competent Pokémon trainer in hopes of following her father's footsteps in becoming a Pokémon detective. The girl enjoys attempting to solve problems and and notice look for minor details that others might often miss. In order to grasp this dream Tamber is setting off in order to understand the world around her better, as well as come to be able to decipher just what makes both people and Pokémon tick. She is fully aware that battling may be involved within her dream job, so taking on the Pokémon League is just a plus.

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Diggs the Bunnelby (Male / Careful / Alert To Sounds / Huge Power)

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Quick Attack | Leer | Agility | Double Kick | Mud-Slap | Dig


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Sarya 16 years Female
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Sarya Haluboro. Even though most outside of Cherrygrove won't know or recognize it, she's still worried that her last name makes some give her skeptical looks - because of past events surrounding her family - so she usually only presents herself as 'Sarya'.

Age:
Sixteen years of age, birthday is October 11.

Goal:
Her once positive and free-spirited outlook on life was wiped away a few months ago when her brother and sister completely shattered her trust; they framed their own father and got him into jail. Since authorities believe them to be truthful and Mr Haluboro was convicted, the siblings now run free - although they left Cherrygrove since their mother and sister couldn't accept what they had done. But Sarya will take justice into her own hands.

She now mostly seeks to journey and train herself and her pokémon as her father taught her, to become as strong as possible. While some of her friends might have started the journey for fun, Sarya is tagging along because it's her best route towards getting strong and finding her siblings. She doesn't care overly much about the gyms or pokémon league, as long as she can train and learn from battling. She will likely want to capture as many pokémon as possible, because each one of them could turn out to be a strong, loyal partner.

A somewhat subconscious goal on her journey is to regain her trust in people and learn to relax and show genuine happiness again. By traveling together with familiar people, and gathering and training pokémon she will come to love and care for, this will hopefully happen eventually.

Appearance:
Sarya is relatively short, standing at 163 cm. She is thin and light, and very quick and agile. Her father always taught her to value health and physical fitness, so she never eats much unhealthy food or burns herself under the sun too much. As a result has a fairly splendid yet pale complexion. Her eyes are a deep maroon, gleaming like rubies in certain lights, and her hair is so platinum blonde that it might as well be silver, often kept in a long pony tail. Johto doesn't get overly strong sunlight, but when it does, she protects her face with a red baseball cap and puts sun lotion on her arms and legs.

She usually wears white or black. While she used to be more liberal, she now isn't much for color as that somehow makes people assume she'll be more friendly than she is. Mini-shorts and sleeveless tops are her preference, along with white synthetic rubber boots. She carries her things in a black backpack. On one of her arms sits a brand new Pokétch her mother bought her when she learned what Sarya was about to do and realized that she couldn't stop her. She doesn't have a pokédex (yet), but she was always a fan of pokémon battling and knows a lot about types, moves and evolutions by heart and from notebooks she brings with her.

Personality:
Determined, relentless, and with no time for bullmuk. Sarya is all about business and being effective when it comes to training herself and her pokémon, and if you manage to get a sweet giggle or calm smile out of her, she will likely be embarrassed or pretend it didn't happen. Evil laughter when victory seems attainable is totally fine though. She values speed and offense above defense and bulk, and as such plays a high risk-high reward game whenever she battles. Since it has only been a few months since her father was unfairly put into prison, Sarya can still get angry if it is mentioned - and her father's situation is somewhat known of all around Cherrygrove, and was gossiped about a lot in the beginning when it was discovered that Mr Haluboro's own children had something to do with it.

That being said, Sarya was a perfectly normal cheerful girl up until that happened, and that's not completely erased. She's still afraid of Ice type pokémon and has a weakness for (gets distracted easily by or has trouble going all out against) Fairy types or otherwise really cute or beautiful pokémon. She can never sleep in - she loves early mornings and goes for a run or pokémon training session before breakfast every day. She will likely keep this up or try to force the others to join her on their journey. Even though she is certainly much more serious and lost in thoughts these days, she isn't incapable of joy. She just really doesn't want to look vulnerable or broken. Like her father taught her (as he's also a trainer), even in the face of defeat, a strong trainer has to accept reality and learn what they can from it rather than crumble. It's not always easy though, as defeat really sucks.
Staryu Genderless Natural Cure Shiny
Rapid Spin - Waterfall - Water Gun - Recover - Psywave - Swift


Everything here is, of course, possible to adjust and somewhat edit in order to fit together with the other characters!


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Appearance

Lani Baxter stands at a height of 5'4". She sports a very dark and healthy skin complexion, mostly on account of how long she tends to spend out doors. Lani has a somewhat healthy body build. While the girl does have quite the appetite, she isn't fat by any means. She instead sports a rather toned and somewhat muscular body, but not one that makes her look as if she is a hulking brute or anything of the sort. Lani's eyes are an intense, emerald-green in hue and her auburn, somewhat messy hair is worn loose just past her shoulders.

In terms of clothing, Lani dresses more for function as opposed to style. She prefers to wear boots as opposed to sneakers and sandals, viewing them as much more practical for walking long distances. She dresses in comfort, often wearing shorts and tank tops rather than skirts and dresses. Of course, she does upgrade these clothes to long pants and denim jeans should the temperature start decreasing. One constant about her clothing however, is the fact that she tends to wear the color green quite often. She adores the color and loves to wear it whenever possible. Not to be only interested in function however, Lani does like to add her own flair to her outfits. She is rarely seen without her beloved poncho and hat, both of which were knitted by her beloved grandmother. Lani carries all her goods in a rather roomy pouch she wears around her waist.

Personality

An energetic and easily excitable girl, Lani yearns to experience new things and finds even the slightest change in her life to be unavoidably enticing. Lani is a determined young woman. Once she sets her mind to something, it becomes nigh impossible to stop her or change her mind. Because of this, many have come to view her as quite headstrong and unreasonable... and they would not be exactly wrong either. On the plus side, she has a tendency to spread this behavior to people around her. Lani encourages the people around her to give it their all whenever possible. The girl is more than willing to aid those who are in need and loves to see people obtain their own goals and dreams as well... that is, if it does not completely get in the way of her own. Should that happen, Lani has a habit of seeing that person as a rival of sorts.

That said, Lani is a bit naive to the world around her. She was born and raised at Floccesy Ranch, rarely getting the chance to venture much further around the region outside of Floccesy Town itself and Virbank City. More often than not, these trips were in the company of her father, mother, or some of the hired hands that worked for her parents at the ranch. In a sense, one could contribute these trips outside of the ranch to the reasoning and dreams the girl has of experiencing something new. Another contributing factor, and quite possibly the only other reason that Lani knows virtually anything else outside of the farm comes from her grandfather's recollections of his time as a Pokémon trainer. However, it isn't certain how many of his stories may have been embellished... and how skewed the girl's understanding of things might have been effected because of it. Lani's naivety is not just limited to people and the world outside of the ranch, however. The girl is absolutely clueless when it comes to various aspects of technology, with the exception being to things such as tractors and various farming tools.

Lani has an odd habit of speaking, her voice being laced with a somewhat heavy accent. She absolutely cannot stand when people make fun of it and it tends to be a very short fuse of hers.

Goal

Lani dreams of traveling the Unova region and experiencing all that life has to offer. Having spent a majority of her life within the fences of the Floccesy Ranch, she yearns to find her own place in the world and show her parents and the farm hands that she has the ability to handle more than feeding and breeding the various Pokémon raised at the ranch and tending to the fields. In particular, she dreams of following in the footsteps of her hero, Alder, by coming to understand the world around her as well receiving a better understanding of Pokémon and people in general. Of course, to do this she plans on challenging the Unova Pokémon League and eventually battling the champion himself.

Starter Pokémon


Marble the Mareep (Female / Bold / Nods Off A Lot / Static)

Moveset


Tackle | Growl | Thunder Wave | Thunder Shock | Iron Tail | Headbutt


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Old June 4th, 2018 (1:14 PM). Edited June 4th, 2018 by probablyhylian.
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Phew... Round 3.

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17 // Male

Goal: Having an unmatched passion for music, Leo wants to travel the world sharing the melodies he is able to strum together within an instant. Albeit, a bit unconventional to the so called 'popular' music one would hear on the radio, he wants the whole world to hear what he can create. His biggest obstacle thus far has always been his parents. They never took a liking to his music tastes and have never seen the pursuit of rock 'n' roll as the best choice for their sons career. Taking on the Pokemon League with his partner is his best chance to show what he's made of.

Appearance: Carrying the spirit of rock 'n' roll, Leo is always looking a bit messy. Shaggy brown hair curls in front of his face, leaving one of his green eyes hidden. His frail structure is strategically hidden, only visible in the form of his thin jawline and protruding collar bones peeking out the top of his favorite scoop-neck t shirts. It can be difficult to guess Leo's exact height. As his guitar case, nearly half of his size in comparison, is always seen slung over his shoulder. Regardless, 5'10 is a reasonable height for this 17 year old.

Leo's outfits don't differentiate much from day to day. Most of the clothes provided to him from his parents are a bit more pretentious than he would like. As if it were some vain attempt to change his lifestyle, he instead prefers to throw on his favorite band tee, accompanied by a denim jacket adorned with various pins and patches. He rounds out the outfit with skin tight jeans tucked into a pair of tall, black combat boots.

Personality: On the surface Leo's one loud, boisterous, hot-headed kid. Going about his business he can be found humming and singing a long to his favorite tunes. Often signaling his arrival to any expecting his company and will be found greeting them with a strong lustrous smile. Despite being quite quirky and carefree, it's never uncommon to hear this punk break off into a passionate tangent on something and speak his mind when pushed too far. Thus, causing him to butt heads with others and often find himself in a heated dispute.

Underneath his very upfront misdemeanor, Leo sympathizes with anyone who shares some sort of passion in life. Regardless of that person's dream, whether it be a close friend or rival, he will become a driving support system for those he cares about. Often questioning whether or not his dreams could become a reality, he wants to push and uplift those around him. Leo wants to be as motivating to others as they are to him.




Gralo the Murkrow // Male // Prankster
Pursuit / Wing Attack / Haze / Roost / Toxic / Confuse Ray

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Old June 4th, 2018 (4:24 PM). Edited June 11th, 2018 by Ozymandias.
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Name: Rosalind Welles

Age: 18

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Goal: Much to her parent's chagrin, Rose wants to go out and experience the world. As an incredibly sheltered child from an incredibly wealthy family, she wishes to step out of her comfort zone and live a life of her own. There was only so much that she could learn from her tutors and find in the books she read. "To live is to feel the world as it is. All its joys and excitement, all its pains and sorrows, this is what living truly is." Once the young woman read those lines from her philosophy text book she finally understood the yearning that had always been within her, a hunger to feel something more than the comfort she had been feeling her entire life.

Appearance: As one might expect of someone with her upbringing, Rosalind was taught to always look the part of a proper young lady. With a stature of six feet tall, a figure thinner than a pencil, and long golden locks, she certainly looks the part. Her pale, unblemished skin and delicate features also reinforces this look of a fragile beauty. Her flowing blonde hair is never unkempt and when out and about she almost always keeps it tied back into a ponytail, leaving two deliberate strands falling down the sides of her face.

Also as meticulous as her physical appereance is her clothing. While she was only ever allowed to wear dresses and other formal clothing for the first seventeen years of her life, in commemoration of her new journey Rose sent out her maid to secretly buy her some more practical outfits for her adventure. She returned with more than enough "casual" clothes from bouquets and designer stores to fill up a whole new wardrobe. The young trainer decided to take a few jeans and shirts with her, but her favorite outfit out of the bunch were a pair of light wash overall shorts over a striped white tee, finished off with a pair of squeeky clean white high tops. While her parents would never let her out of the house wearing such clothing below them, what they didn't know wouldn't hurt them.

Personality: Soft-spoken, kind, and respectful, Rosalind was the perfect child for her overbearing parents. Other then begging them to let her become a trainer, she had never once disobeyed or asked them of anything they wouldn't approve of. She has a compassionate heart and while it may not translate at times, she truly believes the best in everyone. More than anything, however, the young woman is filled with curiosity. Being trapped behind the walls of her family's mansion for most of her life, she is eager to learn about the world around her and the people and pokemon that inhabit it.

For that same reason she can be quite dense which may lead to others believing her to be a stuck-up, spoiled child. Most of what she knows about the world has come from tutors and books, so she hasn't truly experienced much of anything. That being paired with the fact that she has been living a life of luxury and doesn't know the first thing about the everyday affairs of average citizens has lead to more than a fair share of awkward encounters her first few days outside of her parents' watchful eye. That being said, while these interactions may dishearten her at first, Rose is resilient enought to perservere and make herself keep pushing forward, remembering that even the greatest of mistakes can be used to enlighten oneself.

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    ”The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy.”
    Name- Zethus Fairwell

    Age- 17

    Goal- Ever since he was a child, Zethus has had a passion for magic tricks. He used spend hours at a time in his room practicing and perfecting his illusions so that he could use them on his friends and watch them laugh and smile. Because of this, it has long been Zethus’ desire to travel the world and spread this wonder to more and more people. After much consideration, Zethus decided to go to Unova first on his journey. That would have been the end of it, had he not met Azoth. Zethus found the small Nidoran as an egg, and cared for it until it hatched. After it hatched, the Nidoran went everywhere with the young man, sparking the idea within Zethus to, while he was going to be traveling anyway, train it to be able to battle and take on the Univalve League.

    Appearance- Since Zethus’ work/hobby results in him spending much time inside, he’s grown with a rather pale skin tone, contrasted by the black mess of hair on his head tied into a small tail at the back. Zethus is tall for his age, standing at around 5 foot 11 inches.

    Mr. Fairwell has a rather fine dress sense. He almost always wears a white button up shirt with a purple vest covering it. His grey slacks cover his often mismatched socks and fall upon his black shoes, which have usually been shined. Around his torso, Zethus wears a white satchel decorated with hearts, diamonds, and spades which he never allows anybody to look into. To complete the ensemble, he wears a fine top hat on his head most of the time.

    Personality- Zethus can sometimes be rather eccentric in the way he talks and acts. He likes to use several flourishes when speaking and doing things that might otherwise be boring. This results in him coming across as odd or unusual to the people he encounters, which at least helps with his profession. Zethus is a magician, and has been for several years. He delights in creating the illusions of wonderous things to make people happy. As a result, he’s become quite good at it over the years.

    Zethus has always been polite and respectful to everyone he meets, even those who might not deserve it. If he sees someone in need, he will drop what he is doing to help them. However, such a kind demeanor does result in him being a little bit gullible. Obviously, he can see through some illusions, but if he isn’t given a reason not to, he will probably believe what you tell him. Additionally, Zethus always needs something to do, as he hates being bored. He can’t stand having nothing at all to do with his time.

    In short, Zethus is a kind, if perhaps gullible, magician that always needs something to do or he might lose his mind.

    Starter- Azoth the Nidoran (Male)

    Ability- Poison Point
    Moveset
    Double Kick
    Peck
    Focus Energy
    Poison Sting
    Counter
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    Old June 5th, 2018 (4:16 PM). Edited June 5th, 2018 by Daydream.
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    Lennox Hart // Male // Seventeen
    Goal: To show off, to put it bluntly. Though if you were to ask Lennox himself, he’d tell you that his dream is to entertain. He wants to travel the world and take part in as many exciting Pokémon battles as he can, and do so stylishly. A battle is an event, and it should be a spectacle. Winning isn’t necessarily the important part, if he can please the crowd, then he’s done what he’s set out to do. One day, he hopes to take part in televised battling, so everyone can see the star that he believes himself to be. To this end, Lennox wants to seek out battles and events where large groups of people will see him, he wants everyone to know his name.

    Appearance: Lennox is five feet and eight inches tall, his build is very slim, owing to his fast metabolism and tendency to rush around. His more diminutive frame means he isn’t suited to intense physical tasks, but he is quite nimble. He’s pale, as he tends burn very quickly under a hot sun, and not from lack of being outside. His eyes are a blue-grey and he has dyed red hair (though would naturally be a blonde).

    When it comes to clothing, Lennox is all about bright colours. Some would say he dresses well, others might think of his outfits as gaudy. He doesn’t do practical especially well, and his favourite outfit for his upcoming journey is a long-line vest in pink, with a white zip-up hoodie, black skinny jeans with rips at the knees and white leather high-top trainers. Backpacks are abhorrent to his tastes, so Lennox keeps his things in a black white Zebstrika-print messenger bag.

    Personality: Lennox is a flamboyant sort, if a moment is presented in which he can be grand or dramatic, then he will take hold of it. He likes to be the centre of attention, and isn’t afraid to take charge of a situation (whether he’s asked to or not). All this grandstanding can make him appear quite irritating, and some find him to be utterly obnoxious.

    Underneath the posturing lies a genuine desire to make other people happy. He will try his hardest to lift his friends out of sadness, even if he’s not sure how to make it happen. Lennox’s overall outlook is generally sunny and positive – but this can flip if something doesn’t go his way. Whilst usually upbeat and energetic, if something upsets him, he can shift into prolonged states of lethargy and unresponsiveness.

    Lennox isn’t much for books and theories – he’s the sort that believes in learning by doing. Or at least seeing if he can find a video tutorial online. He’s motivated to keep at his own goals, and not afraid to prod along others towards their own either. If something involves staying in one place for too long he’s likely to get bored and he will complain loudly about this. This flashy extrovert may prickle the more reserved sort, but he’ll be your biggest cheerleader when you let him in.

    Starter:

    Princess, the female Cleffa.
    Cute Charm
    - Pound
    - Sing
    - Charm
    - Sweet Kiss



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    Old June 5th, 2018 (11:32 PM). Edited June 6th, 2018 by Trev.
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    Andrew Mason | 18 |

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    | Goal

    Andrew is an extremely curious fellow. He loves exploring and learning at every opportunity, and he also loves meeting new people and making lots of friends. His ultimate goal is to see everything the Unova region has to offer and to create memories with his friends. Though he does love Pokemon, he isn't interested in catching a ton of them. Instead, he'd prefer to catch Pokemon he formed a genuine friendship with. He wouldn't mind finding some big secret or treasure along the way...

    | Appearance

    Never one to wear flashy clothes or drape himself in lavish outfits, Andrew opts to wear soft, breathable crewneck sweaters made of cotton blend materials. They are plain in design and typically demure in color, but they're extremely comfortable and function as a great heater in cold weather and a plush cushion in reasonably cool weather. He wears corduroy pants most of the time - the olive colored ones are his favorite - and is almost never seen out of a pair of converse unless it's raining heavily or snowing. He always keeps a lightweight bomber jacket tied around his weight, and his signature black hat is the structural headpiece that keeps his soft yet unkempt hair from looking too wild. For hotter weather, you can find him wearing cute Pokemon logo tank tops and khaki shorts, though the Converse and hat still remain. He wears the Igglybuff tank a lot more than the others.

    He's also quite short for his age at 5'7", but it only serves to make him look more adorable, even when grumpy or angry. He has a skinnier build with average muscle definition, but you can't tell unless he's wearing a regular shirt or a tanktop.

    | Personality

    Though his style is quiet, Andrew is anything but. He is not shy of being loud, though he generally has a grasp on when loudness is inadvisable. He is easily excited - especially about adorable, squishy Pokemon or anything even slightly cute - and endlessly curious. He loves discovery, he loves people, and he loves adventuring. Always ambitious yet hopelessly disorganized, he is less concerned with the means by which he can accomplish something and more concerned about the fun he and others have while doing it. He always pushes himself and others to do something just to see what could happen. While this makes him very supportive of others and makes him a great source for comfort and empathy, this also makes him reckless and impulsive. He is willing to jump into a situation without a solid plan and prefers to make things up as he goes along.

    He is prone to hyper-focusing when he's settled down and gets lost in menial activities for hours. This makes him an easy pranking target for people who like to shout "boo!" at others to scare them (an experience he is all too familiar with...). He's also pretty disorganized, so never give him something to hold in his bag unless you want to wait 20 minutes for him to wrench it from the grasp of a black hole.

    Andrew is very protective of his friends and people close to him, so he will do anything to defend them from things that can hurt or upset them. He offers great emotional support and can alleviate tense situations with some good-natured humor. Mediating an argument, however, is not his strong suit. He struggles to stay neutral and will usually end up picking a side. He also tends to be less helpful to those he disagrees with unless they absolutely need support from him. He has less sympathy for someone when he perceives that they're hurting someone else or believes they're doing something bad. He's not adverse to physical displays of affection like hugging or snuggling, but he also knows how to respect the boundaries of people less comfortable with that (he gives great hugs though - you don't want to miss out on those).

    When it comes to romance, he tends to freeze up a lot. Though he's dated before, he was never really much of a romantic and struggled showing affection, fearing that he might come off as clingy. He generally flubs when it comes to flirting with a guy he likes, but he also struggles on the receiving end of flirting as well. If he likes someone enough, however, he can usually muster up enough courage to tell him. Even if he isn't romantic, he's extremely reliable when it comes to emotional support and communication. Plus, he's more than happy to defend his boyfriend if the need arises.

    Andrew isn't one to make rivals or get into conflict, but it does happen. He doesn't usually become hot-headed unless he meets a lot of resistance from the opposing party or if he feels someone could get seriously hurt in a situation. His anger isn't fiery but passionate, and he prefers compromising over winning or losing provided the situation allows for it. If he gets extremely angry or upset, he'll usually end the conversation and storm off to cool down, and it's difficult to approach him until he's calm again. He never shies away from giving people second chances (and third, and fourth...), but he does know when people are taking advantage of his kindness and will put a stop to it immediately.

    Andrew has a tendency to trust people quickly, which has gotten him into difficult situations in the past. Now, he's a little more hesitant, but his desire for friendship usually outweighs his cautiousness. He believes people are generally good-natured and believes every person's motivation is justified to themselves. He loves thinking about problems and situations from the perspective of others, which helps him solve conflict when he's able to avoid taking a side. Overall, he believes that all people are inherently good and operate from a perspective that wants to help even if their means hurt people. He wants to help those that hurt others realize what they're doing and help them improve the way they pursue their goals so that they don't hurt people anymore.


    Ryan Hamascus the Bidoof | | Likes to Relax | Unaware

    Ryan Hamascus, commonly referred to as Ryan (or Ryry by his loved ones), is Andrew's childhood Pokepet. Since Andrew was seven, Ryan lived with the family to keep Andrew company while his parents were out working. Andrew's curiosity and Ryan's simplemindedness led the two into a lot of trouble when they explored the woods near their town. Ryan doesn't pay attention to a lot of things and usually does whatever Andrew does, paying little mind to anything else unless it's dinnertime or bedtime. He is carefree and goes with the flow, even in battling. He sometimes struggles with listening and daydreams often, so people usually have to call his name a few times to get his attention.

    Moves
    • Tackle
    • Growl
    • Defense Curl
    • Rollout
    • Headbutt
    • Endure
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    Padha 16 years Female
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    Name:
    Padha Walker. Pronounced [pad-uh].

    Age:
    Sixteen, but will turn 17 this summer (and as such is likely classmates with most of the others).

    Appearance:
    A relatively tall girl, lean and pale, with platinum blonde hair cut just above her shoulders. She seldom wears make-up, not even on her grey eyes, but her overall gentle disposition makes her pretty cute anyways, even though she doesn't think so herself.

    She sticks to simple t-shirts and tops, sometimes with pokémon prints on them. Poofy grey shorts adorn the top of her legs, and black tight leggings cover the rest of them down to the brown boots. A roomy, brown leather shoulder bag holds her items. Over it all (yes, even over the shoulder bag) Padha almost always wears her oversized dark grey hoodie. It is long, reaching down over her bottom and shorts, making it look a bit like a hooded cape when it's open. The hoodie was a gift from an old friend...

    She has several piercings in each ear, usually displaying small pokémon shapes of various colors. Around her neck hangs a brown leather strap from which a round pendant enclosed in silver hangs. The gemstone seems to have all the colors of the rainbow.

    History:
    Padha mostly grew up a quiet, happy child. However, the world around her wasn't so quiet, and had more ambitions and affinity for shouting out their goals and wants than Padha had. As a result, her self-confidence severely plummeted as she entered her teenage years. While others had grand plans of becoming Pokémon League Champions or the best at this or that, Padha started to feel like she could never be the best - or even good - at anything. Luckily, she met a guy who was feeling the exact same. The two of them ended up in the same class, and a calm friendship began. They weren't delinquents, but they also didn't care for attention or success in much any way. That's what they told each other at least. They would spend hours talking about how ridiculous their classmates were, how consumerism and social media was eating up the world, how everybody should just be free... Padha eventually felt like she needed nobody else in the world, but him.

    And then he moved. Without a trace, without as much as a good-bye, one day she entered class and was told that her only real friend had abruptly moved away due to personal reasons. Padha's world turned darker then, until she found her Jangmo-o. Wanting to believe in some bigger meaning in this world and life, she took the pokémon's blatantly heart-y appearance as a sign that hope wasn't lost, and that she might find her friend again if she only stepped out into the world and looked for him.

    (If this history doesn't work with the others, I'm of course willing to change it a bit)

    Goal:
    After finding her pokémon, Padha gained some motivation and her spirit grew stronger. She forced herself to approach others, try to make some friends, or at least acquaintances. To reach out. She will tell these acquaintances, with whom she will now travel, that her goal on this journey is to find herself and find out what her real destiny is meant to be. And of course, to make her Jangmo-o realize that his kind is born to battle and that he'll be really good at it if he tries. But her secret, motivating goal is to find the old classmate, her close friend, her... well, maybe she hadn't loved him. Or maybe she had? She needed to find him to know for sure, and to know why he left her without a word. If he was anywhere in Unova, she would find him for sure.

    But perhaps her deep, true goal is to find herself after all. To learn to stand on her own two legs and to dare to believe in herself and realize that she is good at something. And perhaps to find love and realize that she doesn't have to like somebody just because they seem to like her, or because there seems to be nobody else.

    Personality:
    If somebody looks at her, she will smile at them. Mostly because she has an innate fear that she will disappoint them if she doesn’t. She used to prefer to be invisible, but over the past year she has decided that it is better to seem nice than to not be seen at all.

    Niceness is indeed usually an impression people will get from her when they first talk to her. Careful, even. She has a lot of thoughts and wonderings, about life, pokémon, people and the world around them, but she will only voice them to people she can relax around, as she still is worried to be seen as a boring freak.

    She is quite smart though, and having spent so many years silently studying the people around her rather than try to jump into their social carousel herself, she is used to analyzing and gauging people she meets. Impressions can easily change as she gets to know people better, though. She loves happy or fascinating coincidences, thinking it all points towards something greater pulling the strings or everybody having a destiny to fullfill. It gives her hope to think of the world like that.

    She will not care much about the gym challenge at first, probably needing quite some motivation to feel like she’s got any chance to make it and anything to gain from attempting it. She might be keen on collecting pokémon, however, as she admires wild pokémon for their naturality; they don’t go to insane lengths to try and put up facades or strive to be something they shouldn’t naturally be. They’re just natural, genuine, pure, and she really loves that. Likely, she will only try to capture pokémon who choose to willingly follow her though, like how the Jangmo-o decided to stay with her rather than go out and try to find its old trainer - if it did have one.

    Jangmo-o Male Overcoat Shiny
    Tackle - Protect - Dragon Tail
    Scary Face - Counter - Dragonbreath

    Jangmo-o, named "Mo" by Padha, seems to hate battling. He looks like a little cupid with his forehead scale resembling a pink heart, but he really isn't a generally friendly being to others than Padha. Her, he accepts and protects fiercely, for some reason - albeit with sass. She found him outdoors on a rainy day, weak and soaked, and took him in to care for him. Since he is clearly rather rare, Padha wonders if he maybe belonged to a tourist but got lost. It's been almost a year now though, and Mo seems loyal to Padha and shows no signs of wanting to wander off elsewhere. As long as she doesn't make him battle. Perhaps he feels ashamed for his cute appearance and doesn't feel like he can go all out in battle? Padha wishes to get to the bottom of his reluctance one day, as she's sure Jangmo-o are usually pokémon who live to fight. But even the battle moves Mo appears to know seem like they're mostly useful for keeping foes at a distance rather than engage. What Padha hasn’t really considered yet though, is that there are things such as Contests and Musicals…


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    Lani Baxter/ Female / 16 Years Old / Floccesy Ranch
























    Appearance

    Lani Baxter stands at a height of 5'4". She sports a very dark and healthy skin complexion, mostly on account of how long she tends to spend out doors. Lani has a somewhat healthy body build. While the girl does have quite the appetite, she isn't fat by any means. She instead sports a rather toned and somewhat muscular body, but not one that makes her look as if she is a hulking brute or anything of the sort. Lani's eyes are an intense, emerald-green in hue and her auburn, somewhat messy hair is worn loose just past her shoulders.

    In terms of clothing, Lani dresses more for function as opposed to style. She prefers to wear boots as opposed to sneakers and sandals, viewing them as much more practical for walking long distances. She dresses in comfort, often wearing shorts and tank tops rather than skirts and dresses. Of course, she does upgrade these clothes to long pants and denim jeans should the temperature start decreasing. One constant about her clothing however, is the fact that she tends to wear the color green quite often. She adores the color and loves to wear it whenever possible. Not to be only interested in function however, Lani does like to add her own flair to her outfits. She is rarely seen without her beloved poncho and hat, both of which were knitted by her beloved grandmother. Lani carries all her goods in a rather roomy pouch she wears around her waist.

    Personality

    An energetic and easily excitable girl, Lani yearns to experience new things and finds even the slightest change in her life to be unavoidably enticing. Lani is a determined young woman. Once she sets her mind to something, it becomes nigh impossible to stop her or change her mind. Because of this, many have come to view her as quite headstrong and unreasonable... and they would not be exactly wrong either. On the plus side, she has a tendency to spread this behavior to people around her. Lani encourages the people around her to give it their all whenever possible. The girl is more than willing to aid those who are in need and loves to see people obtain their own goals and dreams as well... that is, if it does not completely get in the way of her own. Should that happen, Lani has a habit of seeing that person as a rival of sorts.

    That said, Lani is a bit naive to the world around her. She was born and raised at Floccesy Ranch, rarely getting the chance to venture much further around the region outside of Floccesy Town itself and Virbank City. More often than not, these trips were in the company of her father, mother, or some of the hired hands that worked for her parents at the ranch. In a sense, one could contribute these trips outside of the ranch to the reasoning and dreams the girl has of experiencing something new. Another contributing factor, and quite possibly the only other reason that Lani knows virtually anything else outside of the farm comes from her grandfather's recollections of his time as a Pokémon trainer. However, it isn't certain how many of his stories may have been embellished... and how skewed the girl's understanding of things might have been effected because of it. Lani's naivety is not just limited to people and the world outside of the ranch, however. The girl is absolutely clueless when it comes to various aspects of technology, with the exception being to things such as tractors and various farming tools.

    Lani has an odd habit of speaking, her voice being laced with a somewhat heavy accent. She absolutely cannot stand when people make fun of it and it tends to be a very short fuse of hers.

    Goal

    Lani dreams of traveling the Unova region and experiencing all that life has to offer. Having spent a majority of her life within the fences of the Floccesy Ranch, she yearns to find her own place in the world and show her parents and the farm hands that she has the ability to handle more than feeding and breeding the various Pokémon raised at the ranch and tending to the fields. In particular, she dreams of following in the footsteps of her hero, Alder, by coming to understand the world around her as well receiving a better understanding of Pokémon and people in general. Of course, to do this she plans on challenging the Unova Pokémon League and eventually battling the champion himself.

    Starter Pokémon


    Marble the Mareep (Female / Bold / Nods Off A Lot / Static)

    Moveset


    Tackle | Growl | Thunder Wave | Thunder Shock | Iron Tail | Headbutt


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    Name: Rosalind Welles

    Age: 17

    ♫: Futile Devices - Sufjan Stevens

    Goal: Much to her parent's chagrin, Rose wants to go out and experience the world. As an incredibly sheltered child from an incredibly wealthy family, she wishes to step out of her comfort zone and live a life of her own. There was only so much that she could learn from her tutors and find in the books she read. "To live is to feel the world as it is. All its joys and excitement, all its pains and sorrows, this is what living truly is." Once the young woman read those lines from her philosophy text book she finally understood the yearning that had always been within her, a hunger to feel something more than the comfort she had been feeling her entire life.

    Appearance: As one might expect of someone with her upbringing, Rosalind was taught to always look the part of a proper young lady. With a stature of six feet tall, a figure thinner than a pencil, and long golden locks, she certainly looks the part. Her pale, unblemished skin and delicate features also reinforces this look of a fragile beauty. Her flowing blonde hair is never unkempt and when out and about she almost always keeps it tied back into a ponytail, leaving two deliberate strands falling down the sides of her face.

    Also as meticulous as her physical appereance is her clothing. While she was only ever allowed to wear dresses and other formal clothing for the first seventeen years of her life, in commemoration of her new journey Rose sent out her maid to secretly buy her some more practical outfits for her adventure. She returned with more than enough "casual" clothes from bouquets and designer stores to fill up a whole new wardrobe. The young trainer decided to take a few jeans and shirts with her, but her favorite outfit out of the bunch were a pair of light wash overall shorts over a striped white tee, finished off with a pair of squeeky clean white high tops. While her parents would never let her out of the house wearing such clothing below them, what they didn't know wouldn't hurt them.

    Personality: Soft-spoken, kind, and respectful, Rosalind was the perfect child for her overbearing parents. Other then begging them to let her become a trainer, she had never once disobeyed or asked them of anything they wouldn't approve of. She has a compassionate heart and while it may not translate at times, she truly believes the best in everyone. More than anything, however, the young woman is filled with curiosity. Being trapped behind the walls of her family's mansion for most of her life, she is eager to learn about the world around her and the people and pokemon that inhabit it.

    For that same reason she can be quite dense which may lead to others believing her to be a stuck-up, spoiled child. Most of what she knows about the world has come from tutors and books, so she hasn't truly experienced much of anything. That being paired with the fact that she has been living a life of luxury and doesn't know the first thing about the everyday affairs of average citizens has lead to more than a fair share of awkward encounters her first few days outside of her parents' watchful eye. That being said, while these interactions may dishearten her at first, Rose is resilient enought to perservere and make herself keep pushing forward, remembering that even the greatest of mistakes can be used to enlighten oneself.

    Starter:


    Caspian the Aron
    Male
    Tackle / Harden / Mud-Slap / Headbutt / Metal Claw / Head Smash
    Rocky Helmet


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    Andrew Mason | 18 |

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    | Goal

    Andrew is an extremely curious fellow. He loves exploring and learning at every opportunity, and he also loves meeting new people and making lots of friends. His ultimate goal is to see everything the Unova region has to offer and to create memories with his friends. Though he does love Pokemon, he isn't interested in catching a ton of them. Instead, he'd prefer to catch Pokemon he formed a genuine friendship with. He wouldn't mind finding some big secret or treasure along the way...

    | Appearance

    Never one to wear flashy clothes or drape himself in lavish outfits, Andrew opts to wear soft, breathable crewneck sweaters made of cotton blend materials. They are plain in design and typically demure in color, but they're extremely comfortable and function as a great heater in cold weather and a plush cushion in reasonably cool weather. He wears corduroy pants most of the time - the olive colored ones are his favorite - and is almost never seen out of a pair of converse unless it's raining heavily or snowing. He always keeps a lightweight bomber jacket tied around his weight, and his signature black hat is the structural headpiece that keeps his soft yet unkempt hair from looking too wild. For hotter weather, you can find him wearing cute Pokemon logo tank tops and khaki shorts, though the Converse and hat still remain. He wears the Igglybuff tank a lot more than the others.

    He's also quite short for his age at 5'7", but it only serves to make him look more adorable, even when grumpy or angry. He has a skinnier build with average muscle definition, but you can't tell unless he's wearing a regular shirt or a tanktop.

    | Personality

    Though his style is quiet, Andrew is anything but. He is not shy of being loud, though he generally has a grasp on when loudness is inadvisable. He is easily excited - especially about adorable, squishy Pokemon or anything even slightly cute - and endlessly curious. He loves discovery, he loves people, and he loves adventuring. Always ambitious yet hopelessly disorganized, he is less concerned with the means by which he can accomplish something and more concerned about the fun he and others have while doing it. He always pushes himself and others to do something just to see what could happen. While this makes him very supportive of others and makes him a great source for comfort and empathy, this also makes him reckless and impulsive. He is willing to jump into a situation without a solid plan and prefers to make things up as he goes along.

    He is prone to hyper-focusing when he's settled down and gets lost in menial activities for hours. This makes him an easy pranking target for people who like to shout "boo!" at others to scare them (an experience he is all too familiar with...). He's also pretty disorganized, so never give him something to hold in his bag unless you want to wait 20 minutes for him to wrench it from the grasp of a black hole.

    Andrew is very protective of his friends and people close to him, so he will do anything to defend them from things that can hurt or upset them. He offers great emotional support and can alleviate tense situations with some good-natured humor. Mediating an argument, however, is not his strong suit. He struggles to stay neutral and will usually end up picking a side. He also tends to be less helpful to those he disagrees with unless they absolutely need support from him. He has less sympathy for someone when he perceives that they're hurting someone else or believes they're doing something bad. He's not adverse to physical displays of affection like hugging or snuggling, but he also knows how to respect the boundaries of people less comfortable with that (he gives great hugs though - you don't want to miss out on those).

    When it comes to romance, he tends to freeze up a lot. Though he's dated before, he was never really much of a romantic and struggled showing affection, fearing that he might come off as clingy. He generally flubs when it comes to flirting with a guy he likes, but he also struggles on the receiving end of flirting as well. If he likes someone enough, however, he can usually muster up enough courage to tell him. Even if he isn't romantic, he's extremely reliable when it comes to emotional support and communication. Plus, he's more than happy to defend his boyfriend if the need arises.

    Andrew isn't one to make rivals or get into conflict, but it does happen. He doesn't usually become hot-headed unless he meets a lot of resistance from the opposing party or if he feels someone could get seriously hurt in a situation. His anger isn't fiery but passionate, and he prefers compromising over winning or losing provided the situation allows for it. If he gets extremely angry or upset, he'll usually end the conversation and storm off to cool down, and it's difficult to approach him until he's calm again. He never shies away from giving people second chances (and third, and fourth...), but he does know when people are taking advantage of his kindness and will put a stop to it immediately.

    Andrew has a tendency to trust people quickly, which has gotten him into difficult situations in the past. Now, he's a little more hesitant, but his desire for friendship usually outweighs his cautiousness. He believes people are generally good-natured and believes every person's motivation is justified to themselves. He loves thinking about problems and situations from the perspective of others, which helps him solve conflict when he's able to avoid taking a side. Overall, he believes that all people are inherently good and operate from a perspective that wants to help even if their means hurt people. He wants to help those that hurt others realize what they're doing and help them improve the way they pursue their goals so that they don't hurt people anymore.


    Ryan Hamascus the Bidoof | | Likes to Relax | Unaware

    Ryan Hamascus, commonly referred to as Ryan (or Ryry by his loved ones), is Andrew's childhood Pokepet. Since Andrew was seven, Ryan lived with the family to keep Andrew company while his parents were out working. Andrew's curiosity and Ryan's simplemindedness led the two into a lot of trouble when they explored the woods near their town. Ryan doesn't pay attention to a lot of things and usually does whatever Andrew does, paying little mind to anything else unless it's dinnertime or bedtime. He is carefree and goes with the flow, even in battling. He sometimes struggles with listening and daydreams often, so people usually have to call his name a few times to get his attention.

    Moves
    • Tackle
    • Growl
    • Defense Curl
    • Rollout
    • Headbutt
    • Endure
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    Padha 16 years Female
    Spoiler:
    Name:
    Padha Walker. Pronounced [pad-uh].

    Age:
    Sixteen, but will turn 17 this summer (and as such is likely classmates with most of the others).

    Appearance:
    A relatively tall girl, lean and pale, with platinum blonde hair cut just above her shoulders. She seldom wears make-up, not even on her grey eyes, but her overall gentle disposition makes her pretty cute anyways, even though she doesn't think so herself.

    She sticks to simple t-shirts and tops, sometimes with pokémon prints on them. Poofy grey shorts adorn the top of her legs, and black tight leggings cover the rest of them down to the brown boots. A roomy, brown leather shoulder bag holds her items. Over it all (yes, even over the shoulder bag) Padha almost always wears her oversized dark grey hoodie. It is long, reaching down over her bottom and shorts, making it look a bit like a hooded cape when it's open. The hoodie was a gift from an old friend...

    She has several piercings in each ear, usually displaying small pokémon shapes of various colors. Around her neck hangs a brown leather strap from which a round pendant enclosed in silver hangs. The gemstone seems to have all the colors of the rainbow.

    History:
    Padha mostly grew up a quiet, happy child. However, the world around her wasn't so quiet, and had more ambitions and affinity for shouting out their goals and wants than Padha had. As a result, her self-confidence severely plummeted as she entered her teenage years. While others had grand plans of becoming Pokémon League Champions or the best at this or that, Padha started to feel like she could never be the best - or even good - at anything. Luckily, she met a guy who was feeling the exact same. The two of them ended up in the same class, and a calm friendship began. They weren't delinquents, but they also didn't care for attention or success in much any way. That's what they told each other at least. They would spend hours talking about how ridiculous their classmates were, how consumerism and social media was eating up the world, how everybody should just be free... Padha eventually felt like she needed nobody else in the world, but him.

    And then he moved. Without a trace, without as much as a good-bye, one day she entered class and was told that her only real friend had abruptly moved away due to personal reasons. Padha's world turned darker then, until she found her Jangmo-o. Wanting to believe in some bigger meaning in this world and life, she took the pokémon's blatantly heart-y appearance as a sign that hope wasn't lost, and that she might find her friend again if she only stepped out into the world and looked for him.

    (If this history doesn't work with the others, I'm of course willing to change it a bit)

    Goal:
    After finding her pokémon, Padha gained some motivation and her spirit grew stronger. She forced herself to approach others, try to make some friends, or at least acquaintances. To reach out. She will tell these acquaintances, with whom she will now travel, that her goal on this journey is to find herself and find out what her real destiny is meant to be. And of course, to make her Jangmo-o realize that his kind is born to battle and that he'll be really good at it if he tries. But her secret, motivating goal is to find the old classmate, her close friend, her... well, maybe she hadn't loved him. Or maybe she had? She needed to find him to know for sure, and to know why he left her without a word. If he was anywhere in Unova, she would find him for sure.

    But perhaps her deep, true goal is to find herself after all. To learn to stand on her own two legs and to dare to believe in herself and realize that she is good at something. And perhaps to find love and realize that she doesn't have to like somebody just because they seem to like her, or because there seems to be nobody else.

    Personality:
    If somebody looks at her, she will smile at them. Mostly because she has an innate fear that she will disappoint them if she doesn’t. She used to prefer to be invisible, but over the past year she has decided that it is better to seem nice than to not be seen at all.

    Niceness is indeed usually an impression people will get from her when they first talk to her. Careful, even. She has a lot of thoughts and wonderings, about life, pokémon, people and the world around them, but she will only voice them to people she can relax around, as she still is worried to be seen as a boring freak.

    She is quite smart though, and having spent so many years silently studying the people around her rather than try to jump into their social carousel herself, she is used to analyzing and gauging people she meets. Impressions can easily change as she gets to know people better, though. She loves happy or fascinating coincidences, thinking it all points towards something greater pulling the strings or everybody having a destiny to fullfill. It gives her hope to think of the world like that.

    She will not care much about the gym challenge at first, probably needing quite some motivation to feel like she’s got any chance to make it and anything to gain from attempting it. She might be keen on collecting pokémon, however, as she admires wild pokémon for their naturality; they don’t go to insane lengths to try and put up facades or strive to be something they shouldn’t naturally be. They’re just natural, genuine, pure, and she really loves that. Likely, she will only try to capture pokémon who choose to willingly follow her though, like how the Jangmo-o decided to stay with her rather than go out and try to find its old trainer - if it did have one.

    Jangmo-o Male Overcoat Shiny
    Tackle - Protect - Dragon Tail
    Scary Face - Counter - Dragonbreath

    Jangmo-o, named "Mo" by Padha, seems to hate battling. He looks like a little cupid with his forehead scale resembling a pink heart, but he really isn't a generally friendly being to others than Padha. Her, he accepts and protects fiercely, for some reason - albeit with sass. She found him outdoors on a rainy day, weak and soaked, and took him in to care for him. Since he is clearly rather rare, Padha wonders if he maybe belonged to a tourist but got lost. It's been almost a year now though, and Mo seems loyal to Padha and shows no signs of wanting to wander off elsewhere. As long as she doesn't make him battle. Perhaps he feels ashamed for his cute appearance and doesn't feel like he can go all out in battle? Padha wishes to get to the bottom of his reluctance one day, as she's sure Jangmo-o are usually pokémon who live to fight. But even the battle moves Mo appears to know seem like they're mostly useful for keeping foes at a distance rather than engage. What Padha hasn’t really considered yet though, is that there are things such as Contests and Musicals…




    I know I said the end of the week but I want to do this now before I end up with an even larger number of people to disappoint. Congrats to you four, welcome to Pathways. To those of you who didn't get in, don't panic because Cracks: A Sinnoh Story is up next week. That will however be the last one of these for a while since I want to dedicate my time to keeping these four Stories going and give the RPs already in Kalos and Hoenn time to finish before starting mine.

    Expect both the IC for Pathways and the OOC for Cracks soon!
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