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Pokémon OPEN Kinyo: a new region, a new journey [M] Page 4

Started by Morganatri June 24th, 2019 4:29 AM
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Aquacorde

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Alright, my SU is up!
It's lovely, Evily! I'll wait for Morgan to take a look as well but I don't see anything that needs work~
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Alright, my SU is up!
Looks great - my only note is that one of the cities later on is called Momoka as well, so if you don't mind the coincidence (town/city naming theme is Japanese fruits if anyone was interested), I think everything's good.

With that, I'm re-closing the RP to sign-ups.

Aquacorde

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Wait, do you guys have a discord for this rp? And is the IC up?
Yes to both! I'll drop you a link in VM~

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This post is summarizing some questions and answers laid down in the Discord so they can be easily referenced.

Graduation
-> Your graduation ceremony involves you handing over your Pokémon to Wisteria so she can symbolically hand them back to you as you cross the stage. You don't have to write this.
-> If you have not previously specified where your starter came from, feel free to do so in your posts. Anyone that did not have a chosen partner by graduation was given one by the school. Anyone who did have a chosen partner prior to graduation was restricted from training them until they were graduated and therefore licensed.
-> Wisteria's graduation speech has information that your characters would absolutely know due to their time at school. Please take that into consideration.

Quests
-> Feel free to suggest some things for the teacher quests! For Bert, or anyone else- go ahead and think of rewards that would fit the type of person that teacher is, and what they think would be useful to you or want you to have. Morgan and I retain the right to veto things ofc, but we're also super willing to roll with your ideas and make them work.
-> Evily has introduced Mr. Kuso. Please ask her about interacting with him.
-> Lima beans exist in this universe.
-> You may do as many quests as you want to write! Again, all of them are completely optional.
-> Remember to keep your timing logical. It might not matter so much here at the beginning, but to do everything takes time! For your character to move between locations, to complete their missions, to have conversations. To do Wisteria's quest in particular, it wouldn't be unreasonable to say it takes around two hours.

Wild Pokémon
-> Wild Pokémon roll requests are now done in the Discord. There's a pinned message for format.
-> Holotch details are also pinned. [30% success rate, 1% shiny rate, 40% Hidden Ability rate]
-> Regular Pokémon encounters have a 10% chance to have their hidden ability.
-> If a Pokémon does not get their Hidden Ability, the player can choose from its regular abilities.
-> Every Pokémon rolled must be encountered in IC posts in a significant way.
-> You are allowed to encounter/see/interact with more Pokémon than you roll, but you can not catch them.
-> Pokémon movesets are initially based on level.
-> You may choose one egg move for any captured Pokémon, but discuss it with the GMs to make sure it's not OP. Also, you're gonna have to struggle to capture one with a good egg move.

Misc
-> Trainers can carry up to 6 Pokémon, as per usual.
-> There is a Pokémon Storage System.
-> GMs will determine when more powerful items (Super Potions, Great Balls, etc) are available.
-> Be flexible when planning your team; look more at themes and types than specific Pokémon. There are no guarantees of getting exactly what you want.
-> Trading between players is allowed, but make it believable IC- from capture all the way to decision to trade.

...whew, that's a lot! I'll try to post these more frequently so we don't have so much information all shoved together. ^^;

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NOTES ON LEVELING UP POKÉMON
Levels are still very much up to you, but it's probably useful to have a guide to help you decide where your Pokémon should be strength-wise! At the most basic, the way to sum it up is "levels should be based on effort given."

But like... what do I mean by that?

I mean two things. The first is that "Pokémon should gain levels based on how much effort they put forth." Okay, right, obviously. But another metric is "Pokémon should gain levels based on how much effort you (the player) put into the writing."

So. The current guidelines.

Gaining one level would be a low-effort battle, something that takes one to three hits for your Pokémon to finish. Your Pokémon doesn't take many hits and doesn't struggle very much, but it still gives effort. Alternatively, you (the trainer) can spend time working with your Pokémon to perfect a move or technique, or just working out- running, jumping, wrestling. In writing, you should spend at least two paragraphs describing what your Pokémon is doing to gain this level.

Gaining two levels would be a medium-effort battle. A difficult battle against a wild Pokémon, where your Pokémon barely comes out ahead, would be in this range simply due to the fact that wild Pokémon don't tend to have interesting strategies or movesets that you (the player) would have to compensate for. Maybe if you (the player) made it so that a wild Pokémon did some wack stunts, the battle could be bumped up to a three-level battle. But most of the time, it should be a two-level.
A series of low-effort battles would end up in the two-level range (think horde encounter or double wild Pokémon battle). Simple trainer battles also fall into the two-level category, especially this early on when nobody has any cool moves to play with. A two-level battle should have at least four paragraphs spent describing it.

Gaining three levels is almost always going to be an intense trainer battle with mad strategies and really creative use of moves on both sides. The only exceptions are the aforementioned "wild Pokémon with wack stunts" and quest rewards. A three-level battle should have at least six paragraphs describing it.

These guidelines will likely change once everyone's hitting like, level 25 or so. We'll have to calm the level curve at that point so you aren't super OP, haha. But for now, use these~

NOTES ON IN-GAME TIME
It's kind of important to keep track of time in the RP. If you want to work with another player, you're going to need to know where they are and at what time. Some quests and areas will be time-dependent as well. So to keep track, we'll go with this:

Your journey started on Day 1. Wizard mentioned that graduation finished just before 11am, so keep that in mind! You should always know what day of your journey you are currently experiencing. This can be achieved by marking it somewhere in every post, or keeping a note somewhere easy to access and update. You should also know the approximate time of day. We don't need to know exact hours and minutes (unless something unusual is happening), but you should at least know if it's morning/midday/afternoon/evening/night. I personally would mark my posts with something like Day 1 / Morning, but I don't really care as long as a) you know and b) you can tell me off the top of your head.

If an event is going to happen on a specific day/time in a specific location, we'll let you know. Otherwise, feel free to play it however you want and advance your time when you need to!

ElBurrito

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I'll search for one of the researcher's items. A Rose Incense would be quite fitting for Rosa.

Aquacorde

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i just wanna point out that writing your pokemon holding incense could be very funny :3 which, yknow, is why i chose it as a reward~

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Having already used my Holotch (twice, once my post goes up), I'll be turning in that quest, and possibly the "Encounter 3 Pokemon on Route 301, receive Berries" quest from last time if I'm allowed. After that, I'll battle Wisteria.
Yeah, you all should absolutely turn in the berry quest if you've done it~

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Is the RP still open? I'd love to sign up, and it says "Open".

You fill my lungs and take away the air...

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Is the RP still open? I'd love to sign up, and it says "Open".
Go ahead and fill out the SU form! :D

Anime Psyclone

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Ok, did that.
Spoiler:

Name: Luke Ygan
Age: 16
Gender: Male

Appearance: His skin is a bit paler then the average person. He wears a black leather jacket with a brown shirt underneath, and his hair is white, oddly. He wears athletic shorts the same black as his jacket, and socks and average gym shoes with no laces. The shoes are green and white. He carries a bag resembling an Umbreon’s head, and in there he stores his stuff. He carries a strange glove, putting it on when battling. On the glove there are a number of gems, including what looks like a Keystone for a Mega Ring or the like.

History: Luke is the disowned child of a scientist and a Pokemon Trainer from Unova. He was disowned because of his strange ideas, which he tried to make happen under his family’s nose. It all went wrong when his family realized what happened, and sent him to another family who sent him to the Trainer’s School so Luke couldn’t see his odd dreams come to fruition.

Interests/Aspirations/Motives: Luke has always wondered how to improve bonds between trainer and Pokemon. His ideas were unorthodox, like recreating the powers of a Pokemon so that Pokemon could train the trainer. Luke still has ideas, and wants to make them real.

Personality: Luke is odd. He clearly has goals, but his ways of getting there are strange, as mentioned above. He’s set some aside whilst training to be a trainer, and as a trainer, in battle he’s relentless, focusing on raw power over defense.

Partner Pokemon: Shinx
Nickname: Aftershock
Moveset: Ice Fang, Tackle, Leer

You fill my lungs and take away the air...

Aquacorde

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Ok, did that.
Spoiler:

Name: Luke Ygan
Age: 16
Gender: Male

Appearance: His skin is a bit paler then the average person. He wears a black leather jacket with a brown shirt underneath, and his hair is white, oddly. He wears athletic shorts the same black as his jacket, and socks and average gym shoes with no laces. The shoes are green and white. He carries a bag resembling an Umbreon’s head, and in there he stores his stuff. He carries a strange glove, putting it on when battling. On the glove there are a number of gems, including what looks like a Keystone for a Mega Ring or the like.

History: Luke is the disowned child of a scientist and a Pokemon Trainer from Unova. He was disowned because of his strange ideas, which he tried to make happen under his family’s nose. It all went wrong when his family realized what happened, and sent him to another family who sent him to the Trainer’s School so Luke couldn’t see his odd dreams come to fruition.

Interests/Aspirations/Motives: Luke has always wondered how to improve bonds between trainer and Pokemon. His ideas were unorthodox, like recreating the powers of a Pokemon so that Pokemon could train the trainer. Luke still has ideas, and wants to make them real.

Personality: Luke is odd. He clearly has goals, but his ways of getting there are strange, as mentioned above. He’s set some aside whilst training to be a trainer, and as a trainer, in battle he’s relentless, focusing on raw power over defense.

Partner Pokemon: Shinx
Nickname: Aftershock
Moveset: Ice Fang, Tackle, Leer
Right, you have me intrigued. I'd like to see this a little more fleshed out, though. I don't see any personality traits besides "odd" (which is ambiguous), and no character flaws. Maybe think about how he reacts to situations, and tell us about that? How is he socially? What is he actually doing to further his dreams/ideas?

Specific to this RP- it takes place in a region where Pokémon Training is on the decline, mostly due to concern over the ecological impact of the profession. What is your character going to do to bring training back into popularity?

Anime Psyclone

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I decided to redo that section along with the Pokemon he uses. It's not going to be a Shinx, despite my newfound love for the line. It's a Deino.
Spoiler:

Name: Luke Ygan
Age: 16
Gender: Male

Appearance: His skin is a bit paler then the average person. He wears a black leather jacket with a brown shirt underneath, and his hair is white, oddly. He wears athletic shorts the same black as his jacket, and socks and average gym shoes with no laces. The shoes are green and white. He carries a bag resembling an Umbreon’s head, and in there he stores his stuff. He carries a strange glove, putting it on when battling. On the glove there are a number of gems, including what looks like a Keystone for a Mega Ring or the like.

History: Luke is the disowned child of a scientist and a Pokemon Trainer from Unova. He was disowned because of his strange ideas, which he tried to make happen under his family’s nose. It all went wrong when his family realized what happened, and sent him to another family who sent him to the Trainer’s School so Luke couldn’t see his odd dreams come to fruition.

Interests/Aspirations/Motives: Luke has always wondered how to improve bonds between trainer and Pokemon. His ideas were unorthodox, like recreating the powers of a Pokemon so that Pokemon could train the trainer. Luke still has ideas, and wants to make them real. He’s planning to become a popular trainer in order to obtain funds for his ideas…

Personality: Luke clearly has goals, and seems to want to finish them to no end. He would probably jump off a cliff if it meant he could finish his goals. He’s arrogant and controlling, but he can’t keep his emotions in check. In battle, he is an offensive machine, and refuses to back down.
Partner Pokemon: Deino (Male)
Nickname: Oro
Moveset: Tackle, Dragon Rage, Focus Energy, Dark Pulse

You fill my lungs and take away the air...

Aquacorde

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I decided to redo that section along with the Pokemon he uses. It's not going to be a Shinx, despite my newfound love for the line. It's a Deino.
Spoiler:

Name: Luke Ygan
Age: 16
Gender: Male

Appearance: His skin is a bit paler then the average person. He wears a black leather jacket with a brown shirt underneath, and his hair is white, oddly. He wears athletic shorts the same black as his jacket, and socks and average gym shoes with no laces. The shoes are green and white. He carries a bag resembling an Umbreon’s head, and in there he stores his stuff. He carries a strange glove, putting it on when battling. On the glove there are a number of gems, including what looks like a Keystone for a Mega Ring or the like.

History: Luke is the disowned child of a scientist and a Pokemon Trainer from Unova. He was disowned because of his strange ideas, which he tried to make happen under his family’s nose. It all went wrong when his family realized what happened, and sent him to another family who sent him to the Trainer’s School so Luke couldn’t see his odd dreams come to fruition.

Interests/Aspirations/Motives: Luke has always wondered how to improve bonds between trainer and Pokemon. His ideas were unorthodox, like recreating the powers of a Pokemon so that Pokemon could train the trainer. Luke still has ideas, and wants to make them real. He’s planning to become a popular trainer in order to obtain funds for his ideas…

Personality: Luke clearly has goals, and seems to want to finish them to no end. He would probably jump off a cliff if it meant he could finish his goals. He’s arrogant and controlling, but he can’t keep his emotions in check. In battle, he is an offensive machine, and refuses to back down.
Partner Pokemon: Deino (Male)
Nickname: Oro
Moveset: Tackle, Dragon Rage, Focus Energy, Dark Pulse
Nice, I like it! I'm definitely hoping to see his past come through as you write! Welcome to Kinyo~ I'll message you an invite link to the Discord chat in a moment here. :)

Anime Psyclone

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So, do I start in the first town, or in the current location? Also, do I have someone else be Professor Wisteria?

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Aquacorde

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So, do I start in the first town, or in the current location? Also, do I have someone else be Professor Wisteria?
Go ahead and start on Day 1 in Mahono Town! Everyone's still coming into Nashimity at this point, so you're about even with 'em. We've been leaving Wisteria to you; just kinda go over others' posts or chat with them on the Discord to keep her characterization mostly consistent!
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