Pokémon OPEN Hoenn: Square One Page 2

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Aquacorde

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Ankh-Morpork
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PLAYER DOC UPDATES
-> All of the below is in the Player Reference Document.


Battles-

• A bet of $1500 is automatically assigned to the match unless otherwise agreed upon. Loser pays out. Not paying the prize money is essentially theft.
• Gym leaders pay out to winners, but those who lose do not have to pay in. The same applies if a gym leader requires a challenger to fight other gym staff.
• Matches in tournaments or contests do not have prize money assigned to them, as the ultimate winner(s) will receive payout at the end.
• Swaps are limited. One per battle if using 2-4 Pokémon, two per battle if using 5-6.
• Any of these rules can be changed upon prior agreement. This ruleset is usually just called "standard rules" when asking for a battle.


Devices-

Holotch: A device by the Pokétch company that is gaining popularity in Kinyo. It is basically a flexible, foldable screen that has all the functionality of a phone. It can be folded to slot into a watchband (sold separately).


Items and TMS-

TMs are not numbered and do not break. TRs for very powerful moves may be available down the line. Any move that has ever existed can be written to a TM or TR! But your Pokémon can still only learn things that its species can normally. Most of the time, when I give aTM as a quest reward, it won't be a named TM. Instead, I'll give a category like "a grass-type status move" or "a physical steel-type move with power 60 or less".


Moves and Abilities-

Moves are limited to six. You may use any move table from XY and newer, but make sure that when you choose one for each Pokémon, you stick with it! Gets confusing otherwise. replaced by the following:
Moves can be chosen from Gen 7 and 8 movetables. If a Pokémon does not have a Gen 8 table at time of writing, it can be supplemented by Gen 6.


Contests-

Prerequisite Class
All Contest Halls provide one-on-one or small group coordinator lessons for about $2000. These lessons are a prerequisite for obtaining a Contest Pass, which allows participation in Contests across the region. You do not need a Hoenn-registered license to take the class.

To sign up for a class, you just go up to the desk at the Contest Hall and ask when the next available time is. They usually say "oh, I can get you someone in about twenty minutes". Usually the classes are one-on-one, but you can go with a friend! Or you may be put in a small group with others who showed up around the same time.

The class covers the basic format of Hoenn contests and shows some video examples of past contests. You also get to practice on one of the Hall's stages for a while while the instructor gives you pointers.

Contest Pass
To apply for a Contest Pass, you must provide staff at the Contest Hall with a signed receipt for your class and a Hoenn-registered trainer license. The pass activates immediately. Your pass will allow you to participate in D-Rank contests, which is the beginner level. One ribbon in D-Rank allows a coordinator to graduate to C-Rank and upgrade their Pass. Three ribbons in C-Rank and a coordinator graduates to B-Rank and may enter the Grand Festival. It is unlikely that anyone will make it to A-Rank. There is also S-Rank, which is given to top-level coordinators who have achieved multiple Grand Festival wins.

Format
Coordinators may choose to enter the singles category or doubles category. Singles allows one Pokémon to be registered and this Pokémon must complete all three rounds- it may not be switched for another. Doubles allows two Pokémon to be registered and both must participate in each round. Neither may be switched for another.

Hoenn contests have three rounds. Of the 32 participating coordinators, 16 are eliminated in the first round and another 8 are eliminated in the second.

The first round is a themed challenge. Coordinators will interpret the challenge however they choose and present the judges and audience with their take.

The second round is a five-minute timed battle. Coordinators are judged both on their battle skills and on their ability to create a performance while still furthering their goal of knocking out their opponent.

The final round is the individual performance. This is where a coordinator's creativity really gets to shine. This is their planned, choreographed, best work that they are presenting to the judges. This is what determines the winners.

Rewards
Contests winners receive Ribbons, one for the trainer and one for each of their participating Pokémon. There is also a cash prize for the top three coordinators. D-Rank prizes are $10000 for the winner, $5000 for the runner-up, and $2500 for third place. Sometimes, local companies will sponsor a competition and add another prize on top of the usual.


Trainer Licensing-

There are multiple classes of trainer license. Yours is "journeying trainer", which says you can keep up to six Pokémon with you and that your main purpose is battling. It also lets you take advantage of amenities provided by the League to assist you in your journey- free rooms at Pokémon Centers, free or reduced transit between cities with gyms, discounts at certain shops, etcetera.

Trainers may apply for a license at age 12 or older. School is recommended, especially if the goal is a specific career, but all they must do is pass a basic Pokémon Care test in order to keep Pokémon. Children under 12 may obtain a license with parental permission, the caveats being that if they journey, they must either do so in their home region or have a guardian journey with them.

Registering a license with another region is simple; you just take your license to any Pokémon Center and the staff will file your information with the regional government. Processing takes twenty-four hours and after that, your license is active. You may either keep your previous physical license or have the Pokémon Center staff issue you a new one. Most people just keep their first license until they lose or destroy it.

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Posted August 15th, 2020
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3.8 Years
Emilio Estéban Grácia - 17 - Kanto

Art by the lovely Robin Yao: robinyao.com

PREFERRED NAME:

Tia called him Milo, otherwise, nada.

PRONOUNS:

He, Him, His

DEVICE:

A pine green PokeGear with brown details.

POKEMON ON HAND:

Galarian Ponyta
Tail Whip - Confusion - Fairy Wind - High Horsepower (TM)

APPEARANCE:

Standing at 180 centimeters (~5' 9"), Emilio Estéban Grácia is a tall, lanky teenager of cool, medium tan skin. Loose, mossy green curls poof into a small bundle of mess resembling an afro on his scalp, hence the beanie hats that tame the unruly locks.

Similar to how he inadvertently hides the true nature of his wild hair, his choice of clothing is comprised by skinny jeans and thick sweaters, all of which come from a dark palette. For the sake of the journey he had chosen two pairs of clothes to avoid hefty luggage:

- A charcoal hoodie with strings to control the size of the hood itself, light pale brown T-shirt, fossil gray skinny jeans, and dirty green converse.
- An oversized country blue hoodie with a single black, horizontal line cutting at the clothing article's abdomen, a deep black turtleneck t-shirt, seaweed green skinny jeans, and mossy green military boots.

A single, dark teal beanie with a pale mustard pom pom rarely leaves his scalp. A small wooden chip with the image of a fish burnt into its surface clings to the front of the headwear. Like the hat, he does carry two bags at all times; a hefty, pale mustard backpack and a powder blue, canvas messenger bag. The former contains his daily wear and needs such as, but not limited to, his hygiene products, first aid, cups and plates, straws, detergent, etc. The latter however has been given the opportunity to hold his pokéballs, delicate food items, laptop, sketching tools, and the like.

PERSONALITY:

He's a sarcastic, fragile idiot with the patience of a spoiled brat. The kind first impression he may give off easily peels at the first hint of hostility. Topped with a lack of thick skin and sensitivity, Emilio takes out his hurt not in tears or stutters, but rudeness and aggression. However, despite these drawbacks, he does wield compassion - it's not too apparent due to the way he may deliver it - and care. He pays what he owes, he returns the favors, often places others above himself, and carries quite a bit of politeness.

An exhausted resting face may deceive others into assuming he's tuckered out for the day, yet this is far from the truth. Emilio is owner to a very vast quantity of energy, unable to sit still without feeling jittery and uneasy. Whether it is exercising, training, or riding rollercoasters, he avoids resting and being left to dwell into his thoughts for far too long.

Emilio is an impatient fool, feeling as if life is slipping through his fingers. This approach to life he also takes into the battlefield, where he likes to get things over with and finish fast; raw power dancing with speed is key.

BRIEF HISTORY:

A young, naive couple eloped and abandoned the Galar region, settling in the myth-riddled Lavender City of Kanto. There they happily added six additions to the family; Emilio emerged into the world as the third of six children. Unfortunately the boy grew up plagued with respiratory illnesses and misfortune, drowning the family in hospital bills and hundreds of sleepless nignts. Oh yes, his parents did what they could to help him see the next morning, but his arduous infancy and toddler years chipped away at his guardians. Unbeknownst to them, they had taken their stress on the child, resulting in a boy that had acquired a wide arsenal when it comes to snatching the attention of others; misbehaving, tantrums, disobedience, etc. From this a young boy blossomed into a fragile young man that desperately clung to any sort of approval from peers, no longer requiring it from his family. Whether good or bad, comrades and acquaintances continually disappointed and disposed of Emilio, yet the young man did not appear to learn from his mistakes, attracted to rather toxic individuals like his own family. Like a moth to a light, he nearly perished when his own abandoned him mid-fight against a drunken stranger at an alleyway. Fortunately Emilio escaped, but had walked home that day promising to keep to himself.

Despite his misfortunes the Grácia boy did have one human being he held close to his heart and that honor belonged to his dear Tia. Tia Grácia, an aunt who had raised him while his mother and father worked full-time jobs, became his role model. Foul-mouthed, yet kind and patient, the old woman gave him the affection he so craved. But all things do come to an end, and the wondeful human being met her demise in a car accident when Emilio turned sixteen.

Without her by his side and a family that daily reminded him of the disappointment he had grown to be for the family of five other successful children, Emilio embraced his depression and demons. Immediately he cut the world off to toss and turn in the turmoil.

Of the belongings his aunt left behind, her one pokémon had been specifically handed to him due to a note she left behind; her companion the Galarian Ponyta, a reminder of her roots.

CURRENT GOAL:

He and his aunt shared the dream of standing before the Hoenn legendaries and mythical pokémon, being one of the first to document them and study them. However, now with the passing of his aunt, he had begun to grow obsessed over locating Jirachi.

FLAVOR:

He has asthma, albeit it is not severe.

WRITING SAMPLE:
Spoiler:

The copper red rays of sunlight filtered through the thin, aquamarine blanket held by a black curtain rod. What was once a gray room one second prior now contains speckles of red, bringing out the color beneath a normally-unlit bedroom. A petite meowth clawed at this window, the one of which its bottom portion had been broken off to accommodate for the AC unit in its place. Like a dying machine the unit roared to life, spewing in cold air that blew the thin blanket about.

Emilio sat at the side of his queen sized bed, heavy blanket having slid down to the bloody red carpet. Long, slender fingers ran through his loose curls, afro-like hair bouncing back after every touch.

"Shut up, shut up, shut up," he muttered as he ducked his head, feline claws against glass creating a piercing shrill he could not stand. With fingers now halting at the back of his neck he let out a stiffled cry, unable to summon the energy to straighten himself. At the center of his bed behind him lay a cozy luxury ball, the only item of his late aunt he had been given. It trembled and shook, but he ignored its movement, the sheer sight of it enough to make a sobbing mess out of him.

Country music leaked into the room, muffling the lively chatter occurring at the kitchen next door. The whole family had congregated; one sarcastic and depressed eldest sister, one dramatic older brother, one quiet yet secretive younger sister, and two spoiled, bratty, youngest male twins. Furthermore, his parents had blessed Emilio with their presence for the entirety of the week as a result of his aunt's passing, finding the family time a much needed antidote to cut through the depressive atmosphere. Emilio, however, became infuriated by their presence.

"Hey, boy, it's time for breakfast, ven!" hollered out Mr. Gracia, boots barely audible as they click-clacked against the cream stone flooring.

In the kitchen the rest of the family hovered around the wooden, rectangular dining table for six, claiming and acquiring the utensils prior to sitting. Such a small table required two extra plastic seats at each of its ends, chairs of which belonged to the parents. From a dark hallway Emilio emerged, sullen and glancing over the plethora of food options. "Hey, are you gonna eat?" his father inquired, responded by a nod from the young son. "Alright."

"Hey hey hey! Maybe you can skip the tortillas and lose some of that baby fat!" teased the eldest to the youngest, the latter of which already begun to fill a second plate. There was a variety of potions at the center of the table.

"Well, joke's on you! Because… because… because that means if an apocalypse happens I'll survive!"

"That makes no sense, stoopid," insulted their skinnier twin, who only claimed a steak and mashed potatoes. This caught the mother's attention, only lecturing and placing down the law when around her husband; away from the man she's very complacent and lets her children do what their hearts desire.

"Hey hey hey! Don't talk to your brother like that," their mother warned, slapping the foul mouth tweens' back with a cold, metal spatula.

"Ayyyyyeee, why maaaa?!"

"Oi, you best turn that frown upside down or else you'll get stuck with that ugly face," the eldest commented on Emilio's grimace, yet it did not faze the young adult, who instead decided to make a sharp u-turn and hide in the restroom.

"Ugh, he needs to get over it, he's not the only one who lost her," the eldest, dramatic brother complained, only to get cut off by their father.

"Are you all gonna eat or what?" Mr. Gracia growled at them all before asking for his third child. "EMILIO. Come and eat before the food gets cold!" Much to the shock of the now-silent family no response came from the locked restroom.

"Hey! Mijo! Are you doing okay in there?" hollered his mother with a shaken voice. Alas, nothing broke the silence that ensued, easily infuriating the short-tempered father of six.

"Emilio! You fat*ss, get in here before you stink it all up!"

"Emilio!"

"Stop crying and get out of there!"

Their pleas and calls for his presence landed on deaf ears. Instead he had sat and leaned against the bathroom wall, facing the tall, snowy white sink. Refusing to pretend that nothing had occurred consequently caused him to vanish into a world of his own, head tucked behind forearms as his fingers massaged his scalp.

From the darkness in his mind a small, white, flickering flame popped into existence. Its flames licked the void around as it was molded into that of galarian ponyta, facing Emilio's point of view as if to gain his attention. With a sudden burst of red flames that diminished to form their eyes, it then pranced about, dancing and leaping as it left a trail of small flames that vanished within seconds. The muffled voices of his family members seemed distant in this fictional fantasy of his, just an inch away from breaking it. However, all it took was the banging against the bathroom door for it all to crack and shatter into dust.

Red consumed his mind, vexed by the constant interference from his father. His old man's words were gibberish to Emilio, no longer of importance as the rage suddenly extinguished, allowing his anguish to resurface once more.

"No," he muttered, without the energy to raise his voice amidst his foul mouthed guardian that was now unlocking the door with a butter knife. "P-please." The unsuspecting father flung open the door, the sudden sound of its impact against the wall snapping Emilio out of his trance.

"YOU-" the words out of the old man had been cut off by Emilio ramming his body against his father's, together impacting the tiled wall, thus igniting chaos into the household.

GalarianPokefan

Boltund obsessed newbie has entered the room

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Posted August 5th, 2020
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Full name: Kaya Sheen

Age: 16

Pronouns: She, her, them, they, their

Home region: Kinyo- lived there her whole life and is incredibly excited to explore a new region.

Device: Pokedex (duh) and poketch



Partner pokemon: I really want them to have a Growlithe but if they need to have a 3-stage-evolution then Rookidee.
Nickname: If Growlithe: Taraki. If Rookidee: Rookie
Moveset: If Growlithe: Ember, Leer, howl. If Rookidee: Peck, leer, powertrip.



Appearance: Fairly long, dark brown hair, pale skin, bright blue eyes, black glasses, normally wears shorts and big hoodie with trainers.

Personality: Stubborn, hot-headed, curious, energetic, childish, loves pokemon, doesn't talk much with people except friends.

Brief history: graduated Kinyo trainer school but was offered chance to come here shortly after and jumped at the chance. Lived with mum and dad and an older brother. Family used to have a growlithe but it died 7 years ago.
Found started pokemon hiding in bins (if Rookidee it's wing was broken and is slowly healing)

Goal: Wants to travel to every region and see every regional variant and region exclusive pokemon- has a list of favourite pokemon and wants to ride, on a flying, land and sea pokemon.
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Aquacorde

... to the w o r l d. 🥂

Age 27
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Ankh-Morpork
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16.2 Years
Full name: Kaya Sheen

Age: 16

Pronouns: She, her, them, they, their

Home region: Kinyo- lived there her whole life and is incredibly excited to explore a new region.

Device: Pokedex (duh) and poketch



Partner pokemon: I really want them to have a Growlithe but if they need to have a 3-stage-evolution then Rookidee.
Nickname: If Growlithe: Taraki. If Rookidee: Rookie
Moveset: If Growlithe: Ember, Leer, howl. If Rookidee: Peck, leer, powertrip.



Appearance: Fairly long, dark brown hair, pale skin, bright blue eyes, black glasses, normally wears shorts and big hoodie with trainers.

Personality: Stubborn, hot-headed, curious, energetic, childish, loves pokemon, doesn't talk much with people except friends.

Brief history: graduated Kinyo trainer school but was offered chance to come here shortly after and jumped at the chance. Lived with mum and dad and an older brother. Family used to have a growlithe but it died 7 years ago.
Found started pokemon hiding in bins (if Rookidee it's wing was broken and is slowly healing)

Goal: Wants to travel to every region and see every regional variant and region exclusive pokemon- has a list of favourite pokemon and wants to ride, on a flying, land and sea pokemon.
Hi! This is a good start but you're going to need a writing sample of 300 or more words, and to decide which starter you are choosing! I do allow a 2-stage evo line, so Growlithe would be just fine. Please read the OP carefully for details on levels and movesets. In addition, there is a player document that you will want to familiarize yourself with! It's a lot of reading, but it's important to have a good handle on how the world works. :)
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GalarianPokefan

Boltund obsessed newbie has entered the room

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Seen 4 Weeks Ago
Posted August 5th, 2020
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73 Days
I'm brand new and so I think im a bit to confused and noobie for this, I think I'm probably going to have to back out, sorry. But a least I have a new character I want to develop now.
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Aquacorde

... to the w o r l d. 🥂

Age 27
she/her/he/him
Ankh-Morpork
Seen 4 Hours Ago
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16.2 Years
I'm brand new and so I think im a bit to confused and noobie for this, I think I'm probably going to have to back out, sorry. But a least I have a new character I want to develop now.
Understandable! This roleplay in particular is front-loaded with a lot of information and prep work, so it's a bit intimidating & I totally get that. But take your time and explore the rest of PokéCommunity & pop into the roleplay section to read and figure out how we do stuff! I intend for this roleplay to stay open for applications for its entire lifespan, so when you feel ready just stop back in. :) If you want to read the IC, talk about the world and characters, or just have questions, you can totally post them in this thread as well and I/the rest of the cast will answer and chat! :)
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GalarianPokefan

Boltund obsessed newbie has entered the room

My computer- send help
Seen 4 Weeks Ago
Posted August 5th, 2020
27 posts
73 Days
Understandable! This roleplay in particular is front-loaded with a lot of information and prep work, so it's a bit intimidating & I totally get that. But take your time and explore the rest of PokéCommunity & pop into the roleplay section to read and figure out how we do stuff! I intend for this roleplay to stay open for applications for its entire lifespan, so when you feel ready just stop back in. :) If you want to read the IC, talk about the world and characters, or just have questions, you can totally post them in this thread as well and I/the rest of the cast will answer and chat! :)
Thank you!
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Cubism

everything starts and ends with cube

Age 21
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None
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1.7 Years
Maritza White

15 years old - She / Her - Galar

Maritza stands in 5’5’’, which is a little bit too tall according to Miranda, but that’s because she is already very short. Her most visible characteristics are her fair skin, her gray hair, always tied in a ponytail, her somewhat reddish eyes and the tiny moles under her eyes. Her usual attire is… expensive and formal; gloves, black pants and long sleeved shirts that cover her skin from the sun and to cover her head, she always carries a white umbrella nearly all the time. She also likes wearing a black vest and a black tie for no actual purpose, she just likes it.

If you had to describe her in two words, those would be either talkative and curious or insufferable know-it-all, and both descriptions would be correct! Maritza likes to learn new stuff and tell people what she knows… sometimes too much about it.

She can be very sarcastic with her humor and at times maybe too dark with it. She is also very careful and likes to have everything organized and clean, and in case she has trouble with the latter, Juggernaut takes care of it. She also is either extremely patient with complicated, explosive people or just doesn't take insults and harsh words too seriously.

She loves to read, and she obviously knows a lot about Pokémon biology, human biology, plant biology, whatever other thing biology, and about other non biology-related stuff as well, but mostly scientific topics. Reading about all of that amazing stuff outside made her love the idea of exploring the world, but that’s just that: and idea.

Maritza comes from Motostoke City in the Galar Region. Due to the contamination on the city, she developed a respiratory illness and her family had to move to Hammerlocke as a result. Not only is her respiratory handicap a problem, but she was born with an already weak physique and frail skin that only gave more reasons to her parents to keep her inside her home with her father’s books (her father is a chemistry teacher in Hammerlocke University but is specialized in all kind of science) being the only thing she’ll have close to the outside world… Until a wild Wimpod knocked on her window one night and by hiding it from her parents who wouldn’t let her have a Pokémon of her own, she befriended him.

Her parents eventually found out about Juggernaut (the name she gave the Wimpod after researching about its evolution) and obviously kicked it out and secured her windows so no dirty Pokémon enters ever again.

Days passed and Maritza’s condition worsened. While her parents were crazy looking for a solution, Maritza did a research on her own and found a 20 year old article about a kid in the Hoenn region with a similar problem than her, whose condition got way better during a Pokémon Journey.

Her parents laughed about it at first, but after having no luck doctor after doctor and already hopeless, they decided to grant her her only wish so she can be happy. They tried to convince Maritza to go on a Journey with a Yamper but she insisted on traveling with the Wimpod that has been waiting on her window since Maritza’s windows were locked.

Her goal in life is to become a researcher or at least better her health condition.
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Posted August 10th, 2020
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FULL NAME: Jason Lee
PREFERRED NAME: Jay
AGE: 16
PRONOUNS: He/Him
HOME REGION: Jhoto
DEVICE: Grandfather's Old Cellphone, his grandfather updated it so he could transfer Pokémon between Hoenn and the Jhoto Ranch
POKEMON ON HAND: [Ok, so I'm kind of asking for a rule bend for this, but I would like to have a Gyarados that evolved early, and I'm hoping I pitch it in such a way that you would allow, and I'm Ok with it being lvl 15 and only knowing tackle and splash and possibly misbehaving from time to time]

APPEARANCE:
PERSONALITY: Well behaved and polite, but not familiar with children his own age. Having only interacted with his grandparents and other elders. Will always respect his elders, but does not know how to act around kids his own age. He often talks to himself, a habit he picked up from his grandfather.

BRIEF HISTORY: Jay's parents disappeared when he was a small child, so he grew up on his grandparent's ranch. His grandmother is an aging Pokémon breeder, and his grandfather is a retired tech developer. One Fateful day, Jay Found a broken, old fashioned pokeball while in a hike in the woods. With parts from the old pokeball, his grandfather's tools' and a green Apricorn , he mad his own pokeball. Eager to test his pokeball, He set out to catch his first pokemon. He attempted to catch a Magikarp with much success. Jay developed a special bond with magikarp, and dedicated all of his time to raising it. Magkiarp's favorite food were the yellow apples that grew on only one of the apple trees on the ranch. Jay's grandmother was superstitious, and always said that golden apples lead to a great calamity. Jay had a great sense of humor, so he nicknamed Magkiarp "Calamity" and clamed the apples would make his Magikarp great. Jay and calamity would spend most of their time playing and training in the river that ran through the forest behind the ranch. Their favorite spot was a small waterfall. One day, Jay and calamity decided to try and climb the waterfall, but once they had reached the top Calamity fell and hit his head on a rock. Causing him to evolve into Gyarados, Tragically, Calamity also suffered amnesia. Jay rushed to the side of his pokemon, only to go unrecognized and be attacked by Gyarados. Jay's attempt to return Calamity to his pokeball made it feel threatened and he destroyed the pokeball. Gyarados continued to attack Jay, and he had no choice but to flee and abandon his best friend. Defeated and broken hearted, Jay locked himself in his room, wishing for his best friend to return. Jay's grandfather did his best to comfort him, and even constructed a stronger pokeball, so that Jay could recapture the gyarados, whether it remembered him or not. Although, during His time Alone, Calamity began to remember Jay, and began to miss him, and a year after their heart breaking separation, Jay recaptured Calamity with the Pokeball made by his grandfather. Reunited with his best friend, jay set out on his pokemon adventure, to discover the world of pokemon, and to solve they mystery of what happened to his parents. Mossdeep city is the last place anyone could account seeing them.
CURRENT GOAL: Solve the mystery of what happened to his parents , And to get his name out there so they can find him, if they are still alive.

FLAVOR: His simple and tough exterior does not well represent his intelligent and gentle interior. He has an interest in making his own pokeballs.

Writing Example
Spoiler:

The sun rose early this morning, but it wasn't the earliest to rise. Jay had been up long before it. "Seven should enough, right?" Jay asked himself while packing pairs of socks and underwear "one for each day of the week, laundry on Sunday." He sat down to ponder, for a moment "aha, laundry day shorts!" He quickly grabbed a pair of shorts from his dresser and shoved them in his bag "Packing complete." he threw down his backpack and laid back on his bed, looking at Calamity's pokeball. "I sure hope he's ready to travel," he thought out-loud, then grinned "Would be a shame if he gets sea sick" he laughed for a second then sighed, "I'm an idiot." He looked outside to be greeted by the rising sun. "Suns up, better get to work." He opened his window and slid down a ladder, to a wheelbarrow and pitchfork at the bottom and set off to do his chores.

"This kid...." Jays grandmother, in the kitchen looking out the window, sighed in disbelief, "He's about to set off on the adventure of a lifetime, and he still finds time to do his chores."

"Maybe, if we go back to bed, He'll make breakfast," His grandfather said, jokingly... at first, but after a stretch and a yawn, it seemed like the best idea he ever had.

"My husband, ladies and gentlemen! The lazy Genius! You know its gonna be you that's doing his chores once he' gone"

"Don't remind me!" Jay's grandfather pouted, "but don't expect anything near his energy, the kids a machine"

"Speaking of, he's probably halfway done by now, we should get moving! I'll make breakfast, you get the surprise ready."

"Clean ups done, hay is stacked, the stalls have fresh bedding, and now..." Jay paused to build suspense. "IT'S FEEDING TIME!" The moment he finished, a dust cloud appeared at the other end of the ranch, and Jay raced to a bag of pellets. The dust cloud, was Dodrio, Jay's mealtime mount. Shortly after reaching the bag of pellets, he whistled and yelled "Come on slowpoke!", Dodrio, offended, tripled its speed, and was next to Jay in seconds. "C'mon pal, lets break the record" Jay quickly mounted Dodrio, and the pair set off to make the feeding rounds.

After he finished his morning chores, he climbed back up the ladder to his room to grab his backpack and Calamity. And headed down stairs.

"Good morning grandma, good morning grandpa" Jay greeted them as he entered the kitchen. Upon entering the kitchen he noticed that breakfast was almost done, but the table was not set, so he went to the cupboard and began to set the table.

"Can you be a little less prefect?" His grandmother demanded, "It would be easier to let you go if you were!"

"Don't worry grandma, I'll put the forks in the wrong spot, don't you worry!" Jason joked, bringing a smile to his grandmas face, and a tear to her eyes.

"Bless you." she said serving him his favorite; Cinnamon Apple pancakes with caramel syrup. "Make sure you eat a lot for your trip! And don't forget to transfer your license first thing, And make sure you call us if you need anything. Don't forget that you can always transfer pokemon here when your party is full. And don't walk under any ladders! "

"Don't worry grandma, I wont spill any salt either" he said confidently, "I'll remember to transfer my license when I get there, and ill try to check in whenever I can."

"Bless you dearie" The three ate breakfast together, happily spoke of travel, pokemon, and adventure. Then it came time for Jay's surprise. Jay's grandfather rose from the table and brought a case from a shelf in his shop. Inside the case were; a soldering iron, a coil of solder, a set of tiny screwdrivers, a bag of tiny components, and 5 incomplete pokeballs.

"All of the major components are in place, they just need some final connections, I figured it would be something to do on the way there. these are all the tools you'll need to make and fix pokeballs, you're already pretty familiar with them so I figured you need to have your own set."

"Heaven forbid he talks to a girl!" Jay's grandmother added. "Now he has to spend his time finishing your present for him, when he could be socializing with tons of kids his own age!"

"Its perfect Grandpa!" Jay exclaimed as he hugged his grandfather. His grandmother just put her head in her palms. The clock struck 9 AM, Jay's alarm went off. "TO THE BUS STOP!"


to be continued.... maybe..... hopefully..... we will see.

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FULL NAME: Jason Lee
PREFERRED NAME: Jay
AGE: 16
PRONOUNS: He/Him
HOME REGION: Jhoto
DEVICE: Grandfather's Old Cellphone, his grandfather updated it so he could transfer Pokémon between Hoenn and the Jhoto Ranch
POKEMON ON HAND: [Ok, so I'm kind of asking for a rule bend for this, but I would like to have a Gyarados that evolved early, and I'm hoping I pitch it in such a way that you would allow, and I'm Ok with it being lvl 15 and only knowing tackle and splash and possibly misbehaving from time to time]
alright alright im interested... a little bit farm boy, a little bit engineer... i have a little bit of nitpicking with your writing but it's certainky not bad... hmm. okay! if you havent done so yet i'd like you to read the player document (linked in the IC thread) and the chapters that have been posted thus far. you can start all the way back on the same ferry as the others if you want or you just arrive in slateport whenever. other characters are experiencing anywhere from Thursday Sept 17 to Saturday Sept 19 so you should probably start somewhere in that range...

as for calamity... i'd like to put him at level 18 to begin with, but only with splash and tackle. and i really want jay to majorly struggle with controlling him for a good while! i want to see this struggle with memory and behavior IC, not just in the backstory. cause whats cooler than hearing about it is seeing it, yknow? what do you think?
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That sounds good, I'm reading over everything and figuring out what to write. The player documents mentions a discord for rolling encounters, but i can not find a discord link anywhere. so i think i will write out the prologue and chapter 1 to partially catch up to rest of the players, and then work one chapter 2 once i have figured out how to request ecounter rolls.

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That sounds good, I'm reading over everything and figuring out what to write. The player documents mentions a discord for rolling encounters, but i can not find a discord link anywhere. so i think i will write out the prologue and chapter 1 to partially catch up to rest of the players, and then work one chapter 2 once i have figured out how to request ecounter rolls.
ooh, knew i was forgetting something ahaha. we dont let the discord link sit in public cause yknow... who knows lol. here it is, though! let me know if it expires before you get to it.

https://discord.gg/arf3Pf
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FULL NAME: Andy Richter
PREFERRED NAME: Andy
AGE: 16
PRONOUNS: he/him/his
HOME REGION: Johto Region/ Mohagany Town
DEVICE: Pokegear
POKEMON ON HAND: Aquamarine (Azurill)

APPEARANCE: Long Khaki pants that have quite a few pockets, with the leg sections going down to the sneakers, a light blue polo long sleeve shirt black sneakers with a Pikachu tail thunderbolt design. Andy also packed a pair of blue jeans, a thick sweater that's mainly gray with red sleeves and tan leather boots for Tundra-like areas. As long as the clothes are clean, Andy isn't one for fashion though he could resemble a walking kaleidoscope to some. Aside from that, he will always strive to look presentable.

Carries a smile of cautious optimism, keeping a close eye out for new friends or unexpected events or new areas. Andy walks with great posture giving off an air of confidence that most people will take notice of, it makes him quite easy to talk to without looking as if he's seeking attention.

His complexion would be clean aside from the little post-acne bumps scattered around the dark-skinned face

PERSONALITY: Andy is eager to observe the world around him and somewhat inquisitive. That inquisitiveness has made him very bright in terms of knowledge of nature but has also led to an unhealthy sense of danger because of it. Due to still being young, he is still a little naive, which results in him falling for pranks, such as April Fools pranks. However, when this does happen, he will see it as a learning experience and, in fact occasionally going along with it knowing full well that it’s a prank for the sake of humor. One example of this comes from Ratattas or other prankster pokémon hiding his items all over Mahogany Town, the pokémon themselves belonging to other trainers. The scavenger hunts don't bother him as he sees the pokémon as being playful or silly. Andy has high morals and won't allow anything to happen to his friends, going out of his way to try and settle disputes between other locals, even though it's clearly none of his business, telling the truth whenever he does something wrong, or just being around for people that have had bad days. This does lead to him getting into some sticky situations, however, such as people ignoring Andy during a dispute, at which point he will leave them alone.



Andy will start out shy to any person or pokèmon but will gradually warm up to them as time goes on and strive above most things to keep his friends happy, beware he will run away from anyone that lashes out at him. Battle-wise Andy favors being more on the defensive side, envisioning pokémon battles to be more like chess matches rather than matches of power preferring to pick his opponents apart with strategy instead.

BRIEF HISTORY: Born into a quaint, moderately sized house in Mahogany Town Andy was an introvert at the start of his childhood, clinging mainly to his parents, Bob and Martha Richter for protection due to extreme shyness. This led to him being homeschooled and learning basic reading, writing, and math from them. The parents wanted him to make some friends with any other kids at their favorite spot, which also happens to be where the parents met, Corsola Cove, around Mt Mortar, dubbed that due to the abundance of Corsola present. However, if they tried to help him he would run away without saying a word with a very scared expression on his face, thus leading the local kids in Mahogany to label him an oddball.

This continued until age 6 during one routine day at Andy's new favorite area. He was busy making little designs in the sand, with his parents watching him while they were lounging around. That is until a Water Ball pokémon popped its head out of the water. The Azurill, as identified by Mr. and Mrs. Richter who still carried pokèdexes just in case, merrily bounced up to the trio with a squeak. This was Andy's first encounter with a pokémon so initially, he recoiled away from it. The Aqua Mouse Pokémon just waved its bouncy tail at him, smiled, and squeaked once more which made Andy more cautious now more than afraid as he reached out to pet the Azurilll of which it took full comfort in. Bob and Martha saw this occur and became overjoyed that their bundle of nerves seemed to have taken a shine to a pokémon and potential new friend. After a whole day of play by Andy and his newfound poké-friend, Azurill, the Richters got ready to return to Mahogany Town. Before they left, she squeaked again, waved using that tail of hers, and walked back into the lake.

From then on, Andy slowly became more outgoing. By age 10 thanks to repeated visits to see Azurill, he was at least being more vocal with the Mahogany Town locals, unless it was the first time meeting a person, in that case, he would start out timid but warm up to him or her after a few minutes of conversation. Andy's homeschooling was going well too, he was learning Middle School levels of reading, writing, and math. Though he was homeschooling well, he wasn't as interested as much. His love of nature though never really diminished still wanting to go to places along Johto such as Corsola Cove, Ecruteak City, and Olivine City, though couldn't exactly do that without the parents around.

During his 15th, Andy’s adventurous side started showing up. He would sneak out during the night to explore the areas around Mahogany; not going too much farther than that because he didn't want to worry his mom and dad, he was very respectful of them after all. He yearned to explore the various regions learning about the many cultures and pokémon present throughout with his own pokémon, little did he know they both were planning quite a surprise for him. On his 16th birthday, the parents let him have a chance at his own adventure, before all that though, was the usual happy birthday Andy followed by the birthday cake and presents which included a backpack, a shell bell, a flashlight as well as a very special, secret surprise that Andy's parents decided to keep secret from him, a certain blue mouse. The soon-to-be breeder was very excited about all the goodies until he remembered he still needed a pokémon. Suddenly, he heard a familiar sounding squeak. He lit up like a Blitzle charging up a Thunder attack. He picked up the Aqua Mouse and paraded around the house and hugged it followed by the parents for getting his first real friend. Andy became ecstatic, he now had everything he needed to start his adventure; with that, he bolted out the door with all the gifts and Aquamarine, an affectionate name for his first pokémon, in tow after one last goodbye hug from his parents. His destination being Slateport City, Hoenn via the S.S Tidal, hopefully, he could still catch the ferry.

CURRENT GOAL: currently the badges but geez he finds these quite intimidating.
FLAVOR: Andy is a big worrywort, in the sense that every loss is taken personally
A bit of a case of stage fright (pretty much the IC reason I don't touch contests. OOC I'm just Trubbish at making cheerleader routines -__- this may change as this goes on

WRITING SAMPLE: (Note, this sample is from another discord server which i'm currently a part of)

With everyone present after some time Andy would make his way with the others to the top the mountain, Lance had taken out the pokemon known as the mountain in Gliscor. Now it was time for everyone to take down this charlatan of a king that just stands there in the Pelago Mountain while his 'kingdom' rots from below in Dominic.

He waits with bated breath, hands on all his available pokeballs ready to throw them out at Dominic so that they wouldn't give him any time to react...and then Dugtrio gave the signal they were all waiting for. "Now is the time to end this!" He thought, but of course, Dominic had his 'friends' too, and had just never seemed to end! Wave after wave of grunts appeared from everywhere, they were practically Medusa heads, for every one he saw, two more would not be far behind.

"I might not be able to take his whole team down, but I will at least have a shot at him!" He shouts now looking to push past this wave of cronies.

It certainly took some time but he, along with Lucas and Yu had made it, Dominic was right there...and now Andy would be the first to try to take him down. A plethora of emotions course through him: fear, trepidation, and a bit of anger. Here was the guy that nearly sent the citizens of York New to their graves, could he really stand a chance when he has pokemon to match his murderous intent? He was about to find out,


“Three fodder trainers dare block my way?” Dominic held a purple hazy orb that began to release smoke.

“Once I finish you three, I’ll make my escape!” Three Weaviles came to his aid ready to fight them, one for each trainer, the dark mon perfectly symbolizing this guy's intentions, the viles' claws look like they have fainted or even killed pokemon and possibly humans, very sharp and capable of slicing through hides like butter.

"We will just see about that!" The 2v1 idea hadn't failed yet so why not use it now? This guy wasn't going to play fair anyway. Andy sends out the Ferroseed and the trusty mouse to start this off. Those claws had to be dulled before they made mincemeat of his friends, human and pokemon.

However that Weavile wasn't just strong, but fast as lightning, getting off a slash on the mouse before either of them could react! She actually survived the start of the onslaught and was able to even be charming for a moment to catch the mon unawares while ferroseed plants energy sapping leech seeds on the dark type. This left the vile mon unamused as the next attack decimates Aqua, the mouse clearly unable to continue with 2 large gashes on her body that were bigger than her. "The seeds are planted, now it just comes to survival," he thought sending out Ruby next.

He didn't fare well at all, the dark mon coming at him with a punch so cold it froze him solid with him fainting soon after without even thawing out. At least during that time, ferroseed was getting in metal claws, not to mention the planted seeds earlier.

Andy now is very worried that those seeds just wouldn't do enough, this one mon was steamrolling over his entire group! Tympole was next to replace the frozen and fainted bird. His fears soon get proven unfounded as with a combo of another metal claw and bubblebeam from the little tadpole and the leech seed, that monster actually goes down.

He had won. He had somehow triumphed over what was made to be a literal killing machine.

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(Still accepting OC's into this at all or this is now filled up?)


FULL NAME: Andy Richter
PREFERRED NAME: Andy
AGE: 16
PRONOUNS: he/him/his
HOME REGION: Johto Region/ Mohagany Town
DEVICE: Pokegear
POKEMON ON HAND: Aquamarine (Azurill)
yessssss good to see andy again!! accepted ofc~ hope you've read all the Literature involved with this one lol. Most people are still in Slateport, so it'd be good if you started writing from there. You can arrive on the IC day of Thursday the 17th or Friday the 18th; the only caveat is that you have to wait 24hrs from the time you register your license to the time you challenge the gym. We do have a schedule for the gym- half hour time slots for each trainer, so you can choose one that's avalible from this list!

GYM SCHEDULE

- SATURDAY 7AM - 12PM
8:30AM Jack
9:00AM Kat
9:30AM Kira
11:00AM Sunny
11:30AM Edison
12:00PM Marie

- SUNDAY 7AM - 12PM / 1PM - 6:30PM
7:00AM Jordie
10:00AM Maritza
10:30AM Miranda

aaaaand here's the discord link: https://discord.gg/PXrBCg
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FULL NAME: Junko Enomoto
PREFERRED NAME: June
AGE: 14
PRONOUNS: she/her
HOME REGION: Johto
DEVICE: Pokegear
POKEMON ON HAND: Blipbug/Male/Telepathy
Moves: Struggle Bug, Supersonic


APPEARANCE: June is very thin and stands at 6 feet, very tall for a girl her age. She has olive skin and brown hair that just kind of grows out as opposed to being styled, reaching down to her waist. She wears large circle-frame glasses over her hazel eyes.

During sunny weather, her usual attire is a lime green, midi sundress and a straw hat while she keeps her hair up in a basic ponytail. Great for bug-catching.

PERSONALITY: June is a very cautious, kind, passionate, and reserved person. She doesn't get annoyed very easily, but when she does it's difficult for her to admit her feelings. The kind of person who has a hard time saying "No". She's very passionate about bug-type Pokemon, but is usually too afraid to go on into detail about her interests.

BRIEF HISTORY: June grew up in Goldenrod City and participated in trainer school. Growing up, she always had a fascination with bug Pokemon and would take part in bug-catching contests in National Park just north of Goldenrod. Her peers were a little weirded out by just how much she liked bug Pokemon, making fun of her for it at times. Because of this she'll usually try her best to keep her interests under wraps to people she just meets.

She would catch all different types of bugs during the bug-catching contests, however she wasn't able to keep them with her because her family had a small apartment. Fortunately for June, her grandmother in Hoenn ran a Pokemon conservatory, and would host the Pokemon June caught. She would visit her grandma every summer vacation, and grew very close to her, gaining the nickname "June" from the summers they'd spend together. Much like her granddaughter, June's grandma also had an admiration for bug-types, teaching her all about the beauty of nature, only further fueling June's passion.

Things changed however when two years prior to her journey begging, June's grandma peacefully passed away. The conservatory fell into the hands of an uncle of June's, who struggled to keep it afloat. In memory of her, June keeps a photo of her grandma in a locket necklace she always wears.

CURRENT GOAL: June wishes to catch bug Pokemon and travel around the Hoenn region with bug-types so she can truly bond with them, and by taking the League challenge she can show she's handled Pokemon enough to take over her family's conservatory.

FLAVOR: she gay. like REALLY gay.

RP SAMPLE:
Spoiler:
For context this is from another RP I'm currently participating in, Adventure's Trainers RP. Of course the GM already knows that (hi Anna)

https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10201077#post10201077

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Updating....

JUNE has been ACCEPTED. i know u been knew

PLAYER DOC UPDATES
all of these updates can be found in the player doc as well. now that they are posted here, they will be un-tagged as "update" in that doc.

CONTEST FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

D-Rank contests admit 12 participants and are held almost daily. They take a little over an hour from start to finish.
C-Rank contests admit 24 participants and are usually held two or three times per week. They take about two hours from start to finish.
B-Rank contests admit 32 participants and are usually held once a week. They take nearly three hours from start to finish, including a 15-minute intermission between rounds 1 and 2.
A-Rank contests admit 32 participants and are held once a month. They take nearly three hours from start to finish, including a 15-minute intermission between rounds 1 and 2.

GYM BATTLES

Trainers who lose to a gym leader do not have to pay out any money. Gym leaders may be fought as many times as a player wishes, within the constraints of IC time of course, but the rewards may only be claimed once per character.

Standard monetary reward for winning a gym match varies by amount of badges a trainer holds. First through third badges merit $5,000. Fourth through sixth come with $10,000. Seventh and on net a trainer $15,000. Other rewards vary by gym leader and will be detailed in their gym descriptions. And, of course, all winners receive the gym's badge.

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Hi! So, I've been interested in joining for a while now, and I've read through the player doc + OP a few times. I still need to read through the IC thread properly to know where everyone's up to and understand the characters better!

I've just got a few questions...

1. How exactly are new characters integrated when everyone else is already ahead? For example, if everyone has moved on from their first official gym and earned a badge, does that mean someone new has to skip over all that potential journeying, along with their badge in order to catch up? (This will probably be made clearer to me once I get an idea of the time mechanics in the IC, but still!)

2. Would it be acceptable if my character is given an egg before they set off, as part of their backstory? If yes, when would be an acceptable time to hatch an egg, if it was pretty much in the "it doesn't seem close to hatching" stage?

3. Since I don't expect my character to just breeze through gyms (for character dev and all that), if she misses out on a badge, can she stay in the city until she earns it? Or do you move on to try the next gym?

4. And do gym leaders increase in their difficulty like the games, or is it possible to more or less beat gym 2 and 3 with the Pokémon you started out with (if you miss the first one)?

Still trying to get my head around things before I submit an SU! :)

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Hi! So, I've been interested in joining for a while now, and I've read through the player doc + OP a few times. I still need to read through the IC thread properly to know where everyone's up to and understand the characters better!

I've just got a few questions...

1. How exactly are new characters integrated when everyone else is already ahead? For example, if everyone has moved on from their first official gym and earned a badge, does that mean someone new has to skip over all that potential journeying, along with their badge in order to catch up? (This will probably be made clearer to me once I get an idea of the time mechanics in the IC, but still!)
hiiii <3

So, you don't have to skip if you don't want to! You can start on any previously covered day and/or any open location. If you want to start on Thursday the 17th in Slateport like everyone else did, that's fine! You'll just have to catch up before you get to JP. If you want to start on Sunday the 20th in Dewford, you'll be with everyone else pretty immediately.

I am designing this world so that you'll be able to move around at your leisure. Especially in the beginning here, you'll be able to go between Slateport, Dewford, and (when I get it written) Petalburg within an IC day. So even if you choose to start your character on a later date, you will still be able to experience those locations if you wish.

2. Would it be acceptable if my character is given an egg before they set off, as part of their backstory? If yes, when would be an acceptable time to hatch an egg, if it was pretty much in the "it doesn't seem close to hatching" stage?
This is a little more complex... so the theme here is obviously "choice and consequence". If your character has an egg to begin with, and you intend to use that Pokémon, that will count as your guarenteed Pokémon. In the location it hatches, you will not be able to roll for any Pokémon. It will hatch at level one and I hope it will behave like an actual baby thing for quite a while!

If you don't intend to use the Pokémon for battle, then.... do whatever haha. Chicken eggs take 21 days to hatch, apparently. Should we say wherever your character is in about two weeks, that's where it hatches?

3. Since I don't expect my character to just breeze through gyms (for character dev and all that), if she misses out on a badge, can she stay in the city until she earns it? Or do you move on to try the next gym?
Since Hoenn has 14 badges but you only need 7 to enter the tournament, most people just move on until they inevitably figure out that there are only a few gyms left and then they have to scramble. :))) You can rematch any gym leader that you can get to IC. Some, like Benji, will have considerations that I'll talk to you about- specifically for him, I'll randomize the mon he chooses every time.

4. And do gym leaders increase in their difficulty like the games, or is it possible to more or less beat gym 2 and 3 with the Pokémon you started out with (if you miss the first one)?

Still trying to get my head around things before I submit an SU! :)
Gym leaders will always battle you at approximately your individual level. They're pretty good at their jobs and can find that within a few exchanges of blows, though they often take into account your badge count and possibly other accomplishments. What makes them different is their strategy and sheer ability to do that effectively. They don't go easy on people, but challengers always have a chance. Even though we have level guides, those are more for judging battles between cast members and between other NPCs. And move/evolution distribution.

So yes, you could go through with your first two Pokémon and take out a few gym leaders! Being lower level or having fewer Pokémon isn't super an issue for that. But eventually, you're gonna get a few badges and then the gym leaders will be going harder and expecting more from you.

Does all of that make sense? Can I clarify anything better?
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Hyzenthlay

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Yes, that clarifies a lot for me! :D Thanks a bunch!! <3