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Pokémon OPEN TRAINERS (OOC)

Started by Astronaut October 9th, 2019 2:47 AM
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Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
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Posted 13 Hours Ago
Going back to GMing what I know I can handle... :3





TRAINERS
pokémon journey rp
rated T

< IC thread here >
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plot
the time has come for you to graduate the Pokémon Training Cape College and earn your Trainer's License! In order to graduate, all students must complete a journey around Kanto, where they challenge every official gym leader to a serious battle. Whether you win each battle or not isn't the important part, but the gym leader's assessment of your skills and behavior, is.

your side goal might be to finish the journey as fast as possible in order to graduate first in your class! Or perhaps to actually beat every gym leader, a feat that few ungraduated trainers accomplish, but isn't impossible. Or perhaps you want to take your time enjoying the journey itself, and focus on gathering the best or most fascinating pokémon team you can. It is all up to you how to shape your adventure, as long as you finish in the end.

2019 is not the most safe and calm year to go journeying, unfortunately. Over the past months, more and more incidents have happened across the region. There are radical organizations on the move, and they are getting more and more traction somehow. They all wish for humans to dissociate from pokémon training, to various degrees. Authorities are now worried that things will soon escalate into actual terror attacks and criminal endeavors...

you are still allowed to travel though. Just be careful. And, surely, you won't sympathize with these radical people?


setting
this isn't the Kanto you're familiar with. For our intents and purposes, think of it as a parallel universe and somewhat avoid details about areas when writing up your SU. The cities have the same old names though, and many locations are similar, but that's where the similarities end. All gym leaders are different, some areas look different and last but not least - there is definitely no Team Rocket around. There are other dubious organizations instead.

on your way through this region, you will not only get a chance to collect most of the original Kanto pokémon, but some exotic immigrating breeds from other regions will definitely appear, and you are sure to stumble into dangerous events, fight back against wrongdoers, and be thrown into various adventures together with Kanto's new gym leaders and other important people!

unlike in the Kanto you're probably used to, not just anybody normally "goes on a pokémon journey" here. In order to purchase pokéballs, you need a trainer's license, which is a physical card linked to a digital online profile in the Pokémon League Association's (PLA) database. And if you are an adult, in order to acquire a license, you have to pass several time-consuming, difficult theoretical and physical tests together with pokémon. Without a license, you can still own pokémon outside of a pokéball, but they are then registered as farm animals or pets, and rules on pitting them against each other are much more strict as you're not actually legally allowed to put your pet in harms way on purpose...

however, if you are young, there is a better way to aquire a license: you can graduate from a Pokémon Training School. In this RP, you are young student at the Pokémon Training Cape College north of Cerulean Town, 13-15 years of age. It is a boarding school that is prestigious despite the fact that its headmaster, the famous researcher professor Palm, refuses to make families pay to send their children there. Instead, he meets with each family that applies, and judges the child's attitude and potential directly. To cut costs, the students all help out with cleaning the school, as well as helping out with cooking and laundry. Even though there are over a hundred students at the Cape College at any given time, it has created a very cozy and world renowned atmosphere that no other place has yet to replicate.

for those with plenty of money that either didn't get picked for Cape College, or those whose parents refused to send their perhaps spoiled kids to a boarding school where they had to do chores so often, there is another option. In the paradise city of Fuchsia lies the Safari Academy, led by the successful professor Rose. Graduates from these schools often become bitter, bitter rivals in their pokémon trainer careers.

it is after a student of either academy has finished all their exams, that they have just one final test left before they graduate: the pokémon journey. They have to travel on foot (or on pokémon) and battle all official gym leaders in the region. Whether they lose or win, the gym leader will report back to Palm about their impressions of the fledgling trainer, and their reports will be the basis on which Palm lets them graduate or require another year of studies before they have to take another journey.

kids can enroll in Cape College at the age of 11 or later, and they are not allowed to start their journey until they have turned 13, regardless of how talented they are. Some choose to study an extra year or even two before they undertake the long journey, just to be extra prepared and have lesser chance of failing.

once you have a license, you can work as a professional pokémon trainer! Not everyone with a license does. Some are content with graduating and getting their license and keep training as a hobby while they get other jobs in their lives. But for many, the whole point of getting a license is to become a professional. The life of a real trainer often means traveling and competing in various tournaments to gain fame and wealth through strength and skill. Others start working in their favorite gym; gyms function both as training spots and pokémon healthcare advisors for licensed or unlicensed trainers, and they are often responsible for hosting many official tournaments and challenges with the PLA. Yet others become mercenaries, finding jobs as trainers in unlikely places or in professions where it is necessary to have a full team and pokéballs, or where the skills otherwise come in handy. Life for any pokémon trainer is an exciting one full of opportunities. Put "I really do love cats" somewhere in your SU to show that you have read this.

professor Palm generously supplies you with a student trainer's license (valid for a year, but most don't require that long for their journey), a pokégear, a pokédex and a young native pokémon to become your first legal battle partner.


town map
Cerulean City is a calm place where not much unusual is going on, but the Dragon Type gym leader is regarded as the strongest in the region and that is enough to put this smaller city on the map.

Lavender Town is a progressive town where some big companies put their factories. It hosts an Electric Type gym as well as the contrasting Pokémon Tower where trainers of old buried their dear departed battlers.

Vermilion City is a cheerful seaside city whose international harbor makes up for much of its activity thanks to its proximity to Saffron City, but there is also a Water Type gym.

Saffron City is a metropolis where many companies host their Kanto headquarters and where many of the most prestigious pokémon trainer tournaments are held. There is also famously good shopping here!

Celadon Town is surrounded by farmlands and has a big focus on festivals and social events, always supported by its Grass Type gym leader.

Fuchsia City is a medium sized city mostly famous for its sunny seaside resorts and the Safari Zone. Of course, there is also the Safari Academy here... As well as a Flying Type gym.

Cinnabar Island has only a small town, but is a popular tourist spot due to the volcano nearby and its showy Fire Type gym.

Pallet City has evolved to rival Saffron City in being the biggest, most busy city in Kanto. It has a rather big harbor, as well as a big university and research centers, and last but not least an impressive Psychic Type gym.

Viridian Town is perhaps the antithesis to Pallet's brave modernization. Situated at the entrance to an ancient, dark forest as well as near the mountain route leading up to the mysterious Indigo Plateau, Viridian is a place of harmony with nature and deep spirituality.

Pewter City is a city of culture, where art meets sport. Its Fighting Type gym is often ranked as one of the best places in Kanto to work at.


noteworthy mechanics
- the GM will give out levels to your pokémon, based on what they did in your IC posts. Thusly, if you want your pokémon to grow, you'll need to write about them, either battling (gives quickest progress) or otherwise using their skills (medium progress) or at the very least socializing (slow progress).

- the GM will notify you when a pokémon of yours is ready to evolve, and how.

- you are allowed to trade pokémon with another player's main character at any time. Trading with side characters is also allowed, but is then restricted to pokémon you have been able to catch in previous routes; you can't make a NPC trade and receive something exotic or something from a previous event you didn't have access to unless the GM has specified so.

- you may capture any pokémon you have access to according to area posts, in any way you see fit. Some pokémon may be restricted to certain events or requirements though. Once a pokémon has been captured, it is good if you end your post there so that I can post the exact level and any other information about your new friend.

- you will be allowed 1 shiny pokémon in this RP. Either a capture of your choice, or your starter.

- also probably one Mega, eventually.


guidelines
- if you are working on a joint post, let the GM know! Because...

- if you think you that 2 weeks or more will likely pass between your last post and your next, for some unfortunate reason, please do let the GM know.

- if you have been inactive for many weeks without proper communication, you might be removed from the RP.

- you are allowed one main journeying trainer, but may make any number of side characters! If you realize they are likely going to be recurring, please make them a brief SU.

- JPing is encouraged, but so is back-and-forth posting IC as well! I'd rather you make small posts IC to keep things moving, than post nothing at all for an extended time :)

- You may reserve a starter for 48h if you don't have time to write an SU right now.


starter pokémon
Please choose your preferred starter from the list below. Note that all of them will be possible to capture for other players too, at some point in the RP.




sign-up sheet
Name:
Gender:
Age: (13-15 is the normal age when trainers try to graduate)
Hometown:

Appearance: (can be a picture)

Family:

Brief history: (when did you join the school? Age 11, 12 or 13, probably not older unless you want to be a special late recruitment. Also anything you want us to know from your childhood and school years here.)

Personality:

Hobbies: (optional, since they attended the academy, their main interest is of course pokémon training, but you may here list if there is anything else they enjoy doing)

Dreams or aspirations: (could be related to their pokémon trainer career, or to their hobbies, or something else. Or perhaps they don't really aspire for much at all? (really?))

Theme song: (optional youtube link. For fun!)

Starter pokémon: (it will be Lv 5 at the start. State its species, its sex, and anything else you want to tell us about this pokémon you have recently received. Choose its species from the list above - not the same as another player. You may give it one "illegal" move, aka not usually possible for it to learn, but I will give you the rest of the moveset at the start of the RP)

Roleplay sample: (either link to a recent IC post in another RP that is representative of your style, or write up a short sample of a random scene where your character attends the Cape College or interacts with their family!)


player list
- Astronaut as Ralph with Sandshrew

- Aquacorde as Casey with Charmander

- Cyaloom as Arianne with Squirtle

- DramaticCubism as Bruno with Gastly

- Cid as David with Growlithe

- Dragon as Noel with Clefairy

- Godzil as Vera with Cubone



Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
repurposing this in case i need it later! I might put trainer info just in the IC thread OP tho

Nina

Age 28
Female
Little Rock, AR
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
2,361 posts
12 Years
yo yo yo if u wanna make our characters connected tell me, I can change stuff around!!


Name: Miles Chromwell
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Hometown: Viridian Town

Appearance:

NOT EXACT but general face shape and hairstyle
Brown hair and blue eyes. 5'3 (160cm)


I really do love cats


Family:
A kind but sometimes mysterious older half-brother, Kieran. (Brown hair and brown eyes, 19)
His mother is a pokemon breeder and former singer, and his father works for the International Police.

Brief history:
His mother and father fell in love while he was working an incident where she was a witness, and had Miles shortly after. Adored by both of them and his older-half brother, Miles was babied for most of his life. Still, he was always a good child and easy to get along with in addition to doing well in his schoolwork. The only times he got into trouble was if he was roped into something with his friends, but everyone always forgave him or didn't find him at fault. Miles decided he wanted to be a pokemon breeder like his mother, and she explained that he should get to know pokemon more as a trainer first. School was a natural choice for him and he is diligent in his studies, though weak in his practical skills. Miles joined the school as early as possible, when he was 11.

Personality:
Miles feels the mood of people around him and is able to connect that way, but can get overexcited and talked into trouble by peers for the same reason. He has a hard time saying no or asserting boundaries with others, but is usually outgoing enough that he doesn't get picked on. Miles has very much grown up in a safe environment. While he has gotten used to a few years away from home at the boarding school, he still has never faced the reality of a world unfriendly to him or faced real failure. However, he is not afraid of the world and is confident in himself. At the moment.
Also is a huge momma's boy. Her word is law.

Hobbies:
With his mother being a singer, she wanted him to train some kind of musical interest as a child. While he wasn't into singing, he did learn to play the piano and still enjoys playing it. Growing up with his mother being a breeder and his eventual goal being that, he has an interest and knowledge about the medical workings and diets of a variety of pokemon.

Dreams or aspirations:
His dreams aren't very big, he is still childish enough that he just wants to work as a breeder with his mother. However as she breeds generally for looks and temperament, he wants to breed powerful pokemon that trainers like his brother can use.

Theme song:


Starter pokémon:

Vulpix / Female
Ember / Tail Whip / Psycho Cut
Roleplay sample:
Spoiler:

Kieran lead the way through the dark forest, a constant figure in his and his little brother's life in Viridian. Soon the younger brother Miles, only 10 years old, would be leaving to Cape College to start his career as a pokemon trainer. Kieran was however worried that Miles wasn't prepared for the life that was ahead of him.

"How much longer is it? It's getting kind of dark..." Miles trailed off while readjusting his scarf. It hadn't snowed yet, but it was still rather cold.

"Just a little longer." Kieran lied. He had said this half an hour earlier. How was his brother going to live away from home if he was still afraid of the night? The cold was starting to get to him too as he pushed his hands further into his jacket.

The older brother wanted to bring his sibling to the heart of the forest, a path that was unknown to the boy, but to Kieran was remembered fondly. Every time the teen came home he went to the spot first discovered after finishing his inital journey. He had expected to find some stronger pokemon but instead found a quiet area near a pond where he could reflect and be left alone.

"Momma didn't say I could be out this late." Miles slightly whined. Even if they turned back now it would dark by the time they got home. He felt it was far too cold to be in the forest like this. Miles thought that Kerian couldn't be lost, could he?

"Mom will be fine. Besides I'm here, right?" Kieran turned back to smile at his brother. It reassured Miles somewhat even if he was still a bit worried.

Miles tried to be confident even if he was put off by the idea of venturing so far into the forest. His brother was always confident! Was that just because he had strong pokemon though? Miles's goal was to become a pokemon breeder and work with his mother, but she had stressed the importance of being a trainer first. How would he know what a trainer needed in a bred pokemon if he hadn't experienced the journey himself? He'd have years of training at the boarding school before he would go on the journey still, so he wasn't worried that he would have the knowledge he needed when the time came. It just seemed that his brother was too eager for him be ready. Kieran had been excited when Miles forged out his plan for the future, trying to give as many pointers as possible before their time was up. It's not like he'd never see him again, but the life of a professional trainer was busy and Miles would be in school for awhile.

Miles engrossed in his thoughts walked right into his brother who was stopped. Kieran put a hand over Miles and with his other hand put his finger to his mouth in a sushing motion. It was quiet for a moment save for a light hum. The hum got louder though, and a group of Beedrill passed in front of them. Kieran still had his hand over his brother for a time as the Beedrill continued on, then returned it to his side.

"It was just some Beedrill! I'm sure your Arcanine would have taken them out easily." Miles remarked.

"There was no reason to disturb them. We are the intruders here." Kieran hadn't been born near Viridan, or even in Kanto, but seemed to take it's connection to nature seriously. For such a strong person and trainer, Miles always felt his brother's kindness. It wasn't that long ago that Kieran would hold Miles's hand everywhere they went. Miles didn't want to admit that he missed it and really wanted to as the forest continued to darken, but his friends started to make fun of him for it when they all got older.

Almost as he was reading his mind Kieran extended his hand out to Miles.

"Just a little longer, for real this time."

Miles took his brother's hand and they walked deeper into the forest.

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Who you want to become, what you see in your dreams
You can't ask anyone for help

Try, sometimes there's kindness we bare our fangs at
When there's something worth to protect

Cry, it is because we get hurt and get passionate
That we live our life to the fullest



Ralph Gonder
Female :: aged 14 :: from Pewter City

Appearance:¨
Ralph is a lean yet well built girl who is averagely tall for her age. She has light brown skin, bright green eyes and curly brown hair that definitely has grown too long and untidy during her time away from home. She's never been the biggest on fashion - frankly she hardly cares at all. But at some point recently, she decided that wearing short sleeved shirts over long sleeved t-shirts was really cool, so that's what she does now, in various colors. Below that, she usually sports black jeans and big yellow and white sneakers. Sometimes, and definitely on her journey, she presses her unruly curls down with a yellow beanie.

Family:
Mother and father and two siblings, as well as some cousins and grandparents - however, her father's side of the family lives outside of Fuchsia City and they don't see them very often. Her younger sister is 13 and attending the Cape College as well. Her younger brother is 10 and still in Pewter City. It is unclear if he wishes to become a trainer though.

Brief history & Personality:
Being the oldest sibling of three, Ralph certainly can have a "mother hen"-like responsible streak to her, although she tries not to show it. She cares endlessly for her siblings, even though they annoy her to bits too, especially her sister. Her parents put quite a bit of expectations on her and expect her to be a good role model for her siblings. She's not comfortable with that pressure at all though. Joining the Cape College at the age of 11 meant a lot of freedom for her, as she could finally space out and be relatively irresponsible away from her parents. Her grades aren't very good as she has made a point out of not trying too hard to accomplish much anything more than she absolutely needs to, and as such she had to take an extra year of studying before she was finally allowed to attempt the final journey now. Despite all this, Ralph is a quite sociable and warm person when she lets others in - and that usually happens by her learning to trust others to the point that she feels protective of them. Or actually sometimes the other way around, feeling overprotective over them to the point that they accept her and start trusting that she is pretty good at taking care of them.

She grew up in Pewter City with both her parents and siblings. One year ago, her younger sister joined the Cape College as well, and she is now 13 and scolding her older sister as often as she finds opportunity to. Their younger brother is still only 10 years old and has to wait at least another year before he can try to join the trainer's school, if he even wants to. Growing up in Pewter City was a generally fun experience. The city's atmosphere encouraged kids to be creative and active in the outdoors, and Ralph pursued the latter gladly even though she never felt as at home with the music as her siblings did.

Something she was always interested in, however, was pokémon. They were exciting, cute, awesome and impressive, and her favorite thing to watch on the TV (or live) was always pokémon battles. It was a given that she would try to become a trainer once she was old enough, and even though it is tiresome to help out with all the chores at professor Palm's Cape College and the prospect of living near the famous Safari Zone sounded more exciting, she has still thoroughly enjoyed her time at Cerulean Cape and will miss it dearly when she finally manages to graduate. If she manages.

Ralph actually wasn't born in Pewter City, even if her siblings were. When she was born, the family lived in Fuchsia City near the ocean, and Ralph has always felt drawn to the seaside and its nature.

Hobbies:
Like many kids in Pewter, Ralph and her siblings practiced various sports as kids, and learned to play several musical instruments. Well, Ralph tried but couldn't seem to stay interested in many things for long, neither sports nor music. She was always adequate at singing though, and she did enjoy playing the guitar, at least when nobody tried to give her homework on it. If she comes across a guitar or a reason to join in and sing on her journey, she likely gladly will produce some tunes and she's not half bad at it even though she probably wouldn't want to play or sing for an audience. The sports she mainly practiced are handball, short distance running and karate. She was okay at all of them but no star, unlike her siblings. Her sister is already the talk of the town when it comes to handball, and her young brother seems to be somewhat of a karate prodigy. Ralph always says that she's proud of them and doesn't mind not being the best even though she is the oldest.

Dreams or aspirations:
It's not a far fetched guess that Ralph dreams of becoming a strong trainer. She claims she doesn't care about fame, but any talk about traveling trainers finding marvel in nature or wild strong pokémon, or even mythical creatures, makes her eyes sparkle and her fantasy run wild. She basically is resigned to never being able to become a famous competing trainer, and she has no clue of what she would like to actually work with once she gets her license, so she just sticks with her fascination for the wild and unknown for now. Challenges only a strong trainer will be able to face, and experiences you only get once in a lifetime. Truth is, of course, that she feels hella lost in regards to her future.

Theme song:
Spoiler:


Starter pokémon:
Sandshrew, Male.
Scratch / Defense Curl / Sand Attack / Poison Sting / Rock Slide

Roleplay sample:
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10009353#post10009353 A few months ago in "Back to Basics" by Kitty.


The world will change, you know it, if you can overcome the pain
There's no time for doubt, you've gotta fight

Your world will change, because you have the courage not to fear the sky
You can take off, looking for another you

Cyaloom

Countless shards

Age 20
Male
Italy
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
334 posts
3.3 Years
Reserving Squirtle
Hopefully I can get this done in time :)

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Reserving Squirtle
Hopefully I can get this done in time :)
Yay! Hopefully :)

Note to all: I've updated the OP with some information on what the cities and towns in this Kanto are like. I hope that it doesn't cause issues for anyone's plans?

Dragon

lover of milotics

Age 26
Male
Viridian City
Online now
Posted 2 Days Ago
10,523 posts
6.2 Years
Reserving clefairyyy

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Reserving clefairyyy
Added~

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Charmander, I choose you~
Added u ofc

Cid

Age 24
Male
Philippines
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 1 Day Ago
3,457 posts
11.7 Years
Going to reserve Growlithe!

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Psyduck, I choose you~
Since Alby switched, I will switch too, and reserve Charmander instead of Sandshrew x) yay for indecisiveness!

Aquacorde

... to the w o r l d. 🥂

Age 26
Non-binary
Ankh-Morpork
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 2 Days Ago
10,373 posts
15.4 Years
Casey Holt • he/him • fifteen



sandy hair • hazel eyes • round face • a large person all around


The walking stick was a gift his parents sent for the beginning of his journey. It might be a Thing to give walking sticks to people, but he's not sure. Casey's thinking about carving it. He also bought just the coolest jacket last time he visited Pallet, and he was right to buy it big. It was expensive! Bouffalant hide lined with Wooloo wool is lavish. He didn't buy it purely for style, he swears- it actually is durable and practical material for what he's going to be doing. Not that he really needs to justify his purchases. His family's got money. Casey knows they're well-off due to Great-Grandma Something-Or-Other starting Some Kind Of Business a long time ago in Some Place Far Away but he's never cared enough to get the details. They’re not RICH-rich, though- there’s a heck of a lot of people in his extended family. He’s got first and second cousins galore, but would be hard-pressed to identify any of them. He’s the youngest of their generation and never really got to know any of them very well. The closest to his age is his sister, who is seven years his senior. She graduated a while ago- but from Safari Academy, as her application to Cape College had been denied… three times.

Cape College was still the ideal school even after all the rejections. So Casey's parents sent in an application on his behalf when he was ten. And when he was eleven. And when he was twelve. Someone finally realized what was going on that time- the College had never whitelisted his parents' contact information from the few years they spent inundating the place with rambling pleas on behalf of their daughter. He finally got to start at the College when he was thirteen, making him one of the older students. The only reason he’s been uncomfortable with that is due to his most recent growth spurt- being 5’11” at age fifteen is already a bit much, but it certainly doesn’t help when nobody else is hitting that height range at a similar time.

He’s got very different ideals and interests than his sister and their parents. Casey has begun to suspect that they're not particularly well-rounded people. Growing up in Pewter City was a great time for him and very formative. His parents mostly let him do what he wanted, which was to wander around town and get involved in whatever was happening. Casey really learned a lot that way! He likes to say that he knows "a little bit about a lot of things." He likes having new experiences and finds most things pretty interesting. Despite that, he doesn't have many hobbies and doesn't pursue many topics past a moderate level of study. When pressed, he'll say that working out is a hobby of his even though he is rather neutral about the act itself. Casey's true interests lie in the academic side of fitness and nutrition for both humans and Pokémon.

Casey’s known to be optimistic, friendly, and never unkind. He’s self-serving, though, which may be a holdover from that very independent childhood. He tends to focus a little too much on whatever he’s doing. That’s probably why he seems to be very easily startled. Do not sneak up on him! He’s never been very good under pressure, but that’s not to say he’s indecisive. He’s very quick to decide and react! Just, it’s not always the ideal reaction. To be fair, those split-second choices have been getting better with experience. He’s also pretty innovative. Kind of has to be, to get himself out of the problems his “quick thinking” tends to land him in.

When he has time to actually sit and think about a decision, Casey tends to dither. He has difficulty seeing past the immediate situation. That lack of big-picture thinking means his goals for the future are a bit nebulous. Explorer? Nutritionist? Gym leader? Fitness instructor? He has this vague idea that he might get proper battling sanctioned for non-licensed trainers in some sort of official, supervised setting. It’s good for Pokémon, after all, and he doesn’t think that those classified as “pets” should be denied that health benefit.

Theme Song


Starter: Charmander, male. He's really energetic! He'll know Bone Staff Rush. :P

Roleplay sample: [it’s from beyond lolol] i’ll write smthn if you want tho. I really do love cats :) lmk if you need anything changed!

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
May I reserve Sandshrew then?
YES

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Finished my SU. Do you guys think it looks reasonable?

Nina

Age 28
Female
Little Rock, AR
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
2,361 posts
12 Years
Finished my SU. Do you guys think it looks reasonable?
I like it! Also great choice in theme song. : D

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
I like it! Also great choice in theme song. : D
Thank youuu :D

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
SO in order to make this easier for newcomers, I think I will say some things here.


Just so we're clear on the absolute basics:

The roleplay forums are divided into 3 different parts.
ROLEPLAY THEATRE
The place for general RP discussion and chit-chat, events, interest checks and help with anything RP related.

ROLEPLAY CASTING
Go here to find roleplays to join! Threads with + in their prefix usually accept new players. Roleplay Casting is also where you post a new roleplay of your own creation.

ROLEPLAY STAGE
Once you have been accepted into a roleplay, this is where you write it out. If you are the GM of a roleplay, this is where you post the actual roleplay thread once it's time to begin writing.



For other terms:

RPT - RolePlay Theatre!

IC - In Character. When you are writing in the actual RP threads, instead of writing as a user on a forum.

OOC - Out Of Character. When you are writing as a user on a forum! Yourself, that is.

SU - Sign-up. Refers to the form/sheet for characters you can find in an OOC thread. When you have filled it in and submitted it, that is your SU. Your character summary.

GM - Game Master. The creator or owner of a RP. The person who sets up rules, accepts SUs and usually guides the plot. Me!

OP - Opening Post. Basically what it sounds like, the first post in a thread. (Can also refer to Over Powered, referring to a too strong and unfun character. Avoid doing that.)

JP - Joint post. A post jointly written by two or more people simultaneously through a platform like Google Docs, and finally up as one single post.


Serebii or bulbapedia are good places to look up moves and such about your pokémon in case you'd need it. However, I'll always hand you new moves and keep track of your levels so you don't actually need to worry about that. Perhaps consider evolutions etc though.


All IC Posts must be at least 100 words long in length. It's not hard to do, and it makes sure that something happens in every post :)


There's some nice information in this thread https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=362831 but it's a bit overwhelming perhaps. Some important things to avoid are at least:

Godmodding means to 'play god' and either take control of events or characters that only the GM should, or to make your character unreasonably lucky or strong.

Bunnying means to control other characters that are not your own. This is unacceptable unless you have got permission beforehand.

Metagaming means using OOC knowledge for IC behaviour. For example if Person A writes their character is lying or hiding something from Person B, and then Person B in his post suddenly knows somehow and calls Person A out on it.


So you'll get the picture of how we'll start and how "chapters" will work a bit better, i posted the IC thread already for you guys to look at. Of course you're not allowed to post in it before you've become accepted d: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10076786#post10076786


You can always ask me or one of the other players if you have any questions, small or big!

Cubism

Cubie the Cube

Age 20
Male
The computer room
Online now
Posted 3 Minutes Ago
949 posts
320 Days
Reserving Gastly if possible, might write my character when I get home
I still don't know what to put here :rowlyikes:

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Reserving Gastly if possible, might write my character when I get home
Sure thing! Good luck :) let me know if you need any help


And with that, I think I'm closing reservations for now. 8 players is a nice number, providing that everyone actually posts a SU soon of course :)

Fletch

Age 23
Male
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Posted 2 Days Ago
6,393 posts
5.8 Years
Oh go on then. I’ll reserve Tangela

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Nina is accepted! :D welcome to the rp

I'll probably soon make us a Discord server so we don't have to keep polluting the pc server hehe.

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Oh go on then. I’ll reserve Tangela
Alright then, 9 players works too :3 you're reserved. Happy to see you here!

Cyaloom

Countless shards

Age 20
Male
Italy
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334 posts
3.3 Years

Arianne Chandler
15 years old - ♀ - Cinnabar Island


Appearance
Arianne stands quite tall at about 5'9 (1,80 m). She's more on the thinner side, though her years of practicing sports have mitigated this. She is not very pale, though she used to look more tan when she lived in Cinnabar Island (and even then, she'd get sunburnt from time to time).
Her hair is black and, when loose, reaches just past her shoulders - though she prefers to keep it more organized most of the time: her eyes are a much lighter shade of brown instead.
The clothes she will be using throughout the journey are mostly jeans, light sweaters or denim jackets, though she is also considering to carry with her something more apt for the summer season, such as short dresses, t-shirts, short trousers and tops (yes, she is quite undecisive about it). Her preferred colors for her clothes include black and dark blue, especially for her trousers, but also lighter, pastel colours. She's already planned out her outfit for the first day of her travel though: black jeans and denim jacket, over a white t-shirt with some red details.
Unlike most of the girls she's seen around the college, she never strays from using backpacks to carry her stuff - her favourite being a quite large gray backpack with purple stitching.

Family
While the girl's family has lived in Cinnabar for generations, it only became a high wealth household relatively recently, when Arianne's father and some friends of his opened a small inn for tourists to stay overnight. Over the course of many years the inn has been expanded to a very renowned hotel: now Arianne's parents really want her, an only child, to carry on their legacy - and this is starting to become a cause of conflict.

Brief history
Arianne could only join the College at 13 years old, when after some failed attempts Professor Palm actually persuaded the girl's parents to let her leave Cinnabar Island. In fact, she never wanted to continue on her father's path, and always dreamed to escape her remote hometown instead.
She started to read, and subsequently listen to music or watch TV series and movies, for that very reason - and her interest was fueled even more by all the tourists she would see walking around Cinnabar Island. When it comes to school, she was on par with most of her peers - but whereas her parents wanted her to focus on maths, Arianne's favourite subjects were literature and, of course, geography.
All these things aside, though, Arianne has lived a quite sheltered and comfortable life in Cinnabar. Sure, the mere thought of living close to a volcano was enough to keep her alert, but no eruptions actually happened during the course of her life.

Personality
Arianne is, in most situations, quite shy and taciturn. She's not the one who usually starts conversations or likes to be part of large crowds - in fact, she only had few close friends in Cinnabar. Admittedly, growing up in a wealthy family made her fairly lazy and disconnected from reality: she in fact might appear air headed and indifferent to a lot of things, at first glance. Furthermore, she tends to run from responsibilities and from other people's commands, something that could get her in trouble at the college.
However, when she's more at ease with the people around her and the environment she's in, Arianne is more open and talkative - overall, a nice person to have around. Despite how she might appear, she's good at heart and cares about not only her friends, but also about all the places and things that help her feel good. Finally, she is quite capable physically and has good stamina - but doesn't like actual demanding tasks as much as practicing sports without any second purpose, and - since she was raised in Cinnabar Island - is very sensitive to cold. Going outside during winter is hard without a parka, a scarf and a woolen beanie.

Dreams or aspirations
Prior to this adventure, Arianne's biggest dream was to leave Cinnabar Island and explore what lied beyond the sea - a feat that she has already achieved partially. She doesn't really know or care about what will happen next, as long as Pokémon remain an important aspect of her life. And on a more specific note, Arianne has always wanted to fly on the back of a Pokémon!
On a more serious note, though, Arianne's desire to explore outside Cinnabar can be seen as running from her responsibilities and from her family to live life in her own terms - and this travel may as well be the perfect opportunity to learn more about herself and accomplish her goal. In short, she knows who she isn't but doesn't really know who she is.

Hobbies
Arianne's most notable hobbies are reading and listening to music, but also swimming. The sea and the Pokémon which lived there have always peaked her interest, as the sea is what separates Cinnabar Island from every other land. Moreover, songs and books let the girl know more about outside Cinnabar Island and acted as a way to escape, even if it was just fiction. During her stay at the college, Arianne tried to pick up different hobbies that could give her similar feelings. For example, she started to explore areas off the beaten paths or to find Pokémon she'd never seen before. She also tried her hand at cycling and skateboarding, not because it was necessary but because she considered that interesting and fun to try. One of the skills that she would like to learn instead, is how to work with Pokémon to solve... practical problems. For example, how to use the battlefield to her advantage, how to surf and fly with Pokémon, maybe even how to help other people who are in danger. She's just not quite there at the moment!

Theme song
Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A63VwWz1ij0
Peace of Mind by Boston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edwk-8KJ1Js
The Escapist by Nightwish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKuCFk1j_Io

Starter pokémon
Squirtle - ♂
"special" move: Heal Pulse

Roleplay sample
https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10076231#post10076231
(this I had fun writing! I'm weird. Also, I really do love cats!)


OOC Informations:
Spoiler:

The sign up should be complete!
Image is actually this fanart of Ruri Kurosaki from yugioh ARC-V with some css filters on top.
Not being that good at finding artwork I settled for images of characters I already know...

Astronaut

space adventure

Non-binary
Seen 6 Hours Ago
Posted 13 Hours Ago
Still very much WIP! Not even a trace of css!
Spoiler:

Name: Arianne
Gender: ♀
Age: 15
Hometown: Cinnabar Island

Appearance: (can be a picture)

Family: While the girl's family has lived in Cinnabar for generations, it only became a high wealth household relatively recently, when Arianne's father and some friends of his opened a small inn for tourists to stay overnight. Over the course of many years the inn has been expanded to a very renowned hotel: now Arianne's parents really want her, an only child, to carry on their legacy - and this is starting to become a cause of conflict.

Brief history: Arianne could only join the College at 13 years old, when after some failed attempts Professor Palm actually persuaded the girl's parents to let her leave Cinnabar Island. In fact, she never wanted to continue on her father's path, and always dreamed to escape her remote hometown instead.

Personality: Arianne is, in most situations, quite shy and taciturn. She's not the one who usually starts conversations or likes to cling to other people - in fact, she only had few close friends in Cinnabar. Admittedly, she's also quite lazy...

Dreams or aspirations: prior to this adventure, Arianne's biggest dream was to leave Cinnabar Island and explore what lied beyond the sea - a feat that she has already achieved partially. She doesn't really know or care about what will happen next, as long as Pokémon remain an important aspect of her life. And on a more specific note, Arianne has always wanted to fly on the back of a Pokémon!
On a more serious note, though, Arianne's desire to explore outside Cinnabar can be seen as running from her responsibilities and from her family to live life in her own terms - and this travel may as well be the perfect opportunity to learn more about herself and accomplish her goal.

Hobbies: Arianne's most notable hobbies are reading and listening to music, but also swimming. The sea and the Pokémon which lived there have always peaked her interest, as the sea is what separates Cinnabar Island from every other land. From here, Arianne tried to find new hobbies during her stay at the college that would give her comparable feelings - for example, exploring off the beaten paths or learning how to ride a bike. At least, she didn't have to give up reading...

Theme song: Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A63VwWz1ij0

Starter pokémon:
Squirtle - ♂

Roleplay sample: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10076231#post10076231 (this I had fun writing! I'm weird.)
Liking what I see so far! I feel like she and Ralph might not have been friends in school, but know of each other and probably be able to become good friends on the journey!
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