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Moonbow

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The Galar region-- our home. As gym leaders, we were born and bred within its culture and among its people. We've strived to accomplish our goals and achieve our positions, and Arceus knows that we've had to make many, many sacrifices in order to remain gym leaders. Some of us are content as we are; farmers, breeders, scientists, musicians, or what not. But there are also members of the Galar League that have their eyes set on something much more grand: becoming the next Champion of Galar.

While our rivalries might run as fierce and vicious as raging fires, us gym leaders see each other as somewhat of a family. We might spend much of our time around one another or hearing stories or rumors about each other. Sometimes we swing by each other's houses for a friendly battle or an invitation to go out and eat or train together. We watch movies together, go on trips together, talk about the stresses of media and so forth together...

Yeah, life is pretty okay. Or it was, until our beloved Champion of Galar suddenly went up and disappeared.

No one knows where she went. She didn't let anyone know that he was leaving or where he was going. She just poofed, leaving the Chairman and us wondering about what happened. Well, she's bound to come back eventually, right?



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MAJOR LEAGUE GYM LEADERS
Clorin Esbeau, Water-type Gym Leader in the Isle of Armor (Tower of Waters)
Lynn Cuwell, Bug-type Gym Leader in Spikemuth

Guinevere Anastasia Delcroix, Ice-type Gym Leader in the Crown Tundra
Nordrin Yasmar, Fairy-type Gym Leader in Hulbury
Fraye Bartholomew Armstrong, Fighting-type Gym Leader in Stow-on-Side
Hestia Quintell, Fire-type Gym Leader in Circhester
Fiona MacConnell, Flying-type Gym Leader in Motostoke
Silas Griffith, Dragon-type Gym Leader in Hammerlocke


MINOR LEAGUE GYM LEADERS
Rai Yalden, Electric-type Gym Leader in Hammerlocke
Iris Gattonsvalle, Ghost-type Gym Leader in Stow-on-Side
Charles Ackerman, Normal-type Gym Leader in Wyndon
Aron Cuwell, Dark-type Gym Leader in Spikemuth
Ezran Hawthorne, Poison-type Gym Leader in Ballonlea
Cora Hornbeam, wandering Rock-type Gym Leader

Malik Harvey, Psychic-type Gym Leader in Wedgehurst




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PrankFox

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Never thought poison types could be so diverse, huh? Show me how unique your own team can be!
NAME: Ezran Hawthorne

AGE: 26

GENDER: Male

BIRTHPLACE: Hammerlocke

GYM TYPE: Poison
Hair Color: Mixed black and white

Eye Color: Gold

Height: 6' 3"

Weight: 210lbs

Build: Slender but muscular

Apparel: Ezran dresses comfortably as he can in t-shirts and jackets of varying colors and designs depending on the weather or how he feels during a day. He usually has headphones on or around his neck at the very least to listen to music at a moments notice to unwind. His favored colors at the gym are usually shades of blue, green, or purple to match with his team.

He can clean up well if need be with a wide selection of dressier clothes for the more formal events that the gym leaders need to attend, but he's much happier to dress down and enjoy himself.
PERSONALITY: Confident and dependable, Ezran is an easy person to get along with provided you don't get on his bad side. If that's the case he can be just as snappish and toxic as the poison type pokemon that he works with, but thankfully it takes a lot to get to that point. He is hard working at anything and everything, but mainly things that grab his interest completely. He can be somewhat easily distracted so if it doesn't work out every part of his brain he's more likely to lose interest.

He's strongly of the opinion that no one should be judged by how they look or who they are, but rather the quality of their personality. He came to this realization after working with his poison types for many years and noticing that many people didn't seem fond of them. He'll take the time to get to know someone before really deciding if he wants to be their friend or not. Some people see this as putting in too much effort on things that mean very little, but Ezran is of the mind that the types of people you spend time with reflect the type of person you are.

It does take some work to get Ezran to care deeply about someone or something, not to say that he's against closeness by any means, but he wants to make sure it's worth his time. Like many of the other trainers and gym leaders he cares deeply about his pokemon, even the ones that aren't his main six. Training up his teams is something that he throws himself into 100% and if someone seems like they're giving less than that to their own team, he may decide not to fight them at all. If he is putting the work to get his team to be the best that they can then he expects his challengers to do the same.

Overall, he is both a talented trainer and musician that will drive both himself and others to be the best that they can be no matter who they are or what others might tell them. His methods can seem somewhat harsh to people who don't know him well, but he means the very best for his pokemon, the other league members, and the challengers that come up against him.

BIOGRAPHY: Born in the sprawling central city of Hammerlocke, Ezran spent the majority of his childhood exploring the historic back roads of the stone city with his older brother, only by a year, Zac and his gang of friends, or watching pokemon trainers from all over use his home city as a waypoint in their own journey to compete against the Champion of Galar. He was lucky enough to have a father who worked in the league, not as a gym leader more on the business side, and that gave him the opportunity to see a lot of pokemon battles that only furthered his desire to compete himself.

Ezran always found himself fascinated with all types of pokemon like many kids his age. He and his friends would talk about which pokemon they'd want on their future teams when they began their own journeys. Of course they all wanted the coolest ones like dragon or fire types on their teams and for the longest time Ezran completely agreed with them. He thought about how he could put together the strongest and most amazing team of flashy and well known pokemon that would win him the League title. Once he was old enough of course.

The only other hobby he found himself enamored with, other than pokemon, was music. For his birthday one year his father bought him a guitar and that was that. He spent hours and hours learning how to play, and since he couldn't become a trainer just yet he decided, why not become a musician. He roped in a few of his other friends and they started a small group, just for fun, until they found something better to do with their time. After a fairly short time most of them got bored and quit, but Ezran kept working at it. He took lessons, practiced, and eventually got to the point where he felt comfortable performing in a few of the smaller venues around Hammerlocke and other nearby cities. He knew it wasn't what he wanted to do as a career, but he still found a great deal of joy in the small shows he put on.

Fate or, as his father would call it, dumb luck had other ideas of course. Just before he was getting ready to begin his own journey to compete against the gyms of the region he was headed home from one of his later night performances and found a young Toxel thrown into a dumpster; screaming and crying out. While didn't really know much about poison types, wasn't fond of them in the slightest, he couldn't leave it behind and took Minuet as his first teammate. Skittish, weak, and not well suited for battling at all his brother teased him mercilessly about his lackluster performance, but that only motivated him to make his team stronger than Zac's by using the, much less loved, poison type.

He didn't care that Toxel wasn't the most well suited to battling, and instead of giving up on her he worked twice as hard to help her gain confidence and strength. With careful and kind hands he was able to evolve Minuet into an amped up Toxtricity that joined him both in battle and in music. It took a long time, a great deal of battling, and a great deal of loss, but he eventually defeated the gyms, as well as his brother and struck out against the champion only to lose in the last moments of the fight, but he felt he'd proven himself well enough and wanted to get more back into his music, see the world, that sort of thing.

He spent several years traveling and performing all over the world with Minuet and even found some new teammates in his journey. He found unique teammates like Noble-his dragalge and Blitz-his salazzle in far away regions; training them up from their first evolution into strong and reliable pokemon. After putting together a fully poison type team he decided to head back home to Galar. He'd decided he didn't want to try and beat the Champion again, but still wanted to help other young trainers in their mission to do what he couldn't. Given this decision and his newly minted poison team he set out to build up a poison type gym and has been serving as it's leader for the past several years.

TEAM:
Minuet (Gigantimax Amped Toxtricity)-Ezran's signature pokemon one would expect the amped up Toxtricity to be loud and vying for the spotlight at any time, but she is actually one of the more lax members of the team. It's actually difficult to get her to get fully invested in a fight, but when she does it is a real show. She doesn't really like to stay in her pokeball so she's usually walking a step behind Ezran.

Armon (Nidoking)-From the time he was a Nidoran, Armon was always a bit of a prankster. Leaving mushed berries or poison barbs in beds he is the most light-hearted member of the team, but also gets on the others nerves when he pulls a prank just before a big fight.

Noble (Dragalge)-Noble is true to her name as a quiet, regal tank of the team. A unique pokemon to see in the Galar region she is happy to drift in the background and watch with careful eyes at the goings on of the rest of the team.

Varian (Scolipede)-Stubborn and unyielding it took Ez a great deal of time working with Varian when he caught him as a Venipede to gain his loyalty and be trusted as Varian's trainer. After quite some time he finally got the headstrong bug type to evolve into Scolipede and take a place on his main team.

Ty (Drapion)-Ty is a bit of a guard dog towards the rest of the crew and Ezran especially. Highly protective and a bit overzealous he is the one to leap in front of another teammate and take a hit himself if it meant keeping everyone else safe.

Blitz (Salazzle)-Rash and intrepid, Blitz really fits her name as she is all about rushing in and striking hard before retreating just as fast to prepare for the next hit. She is a fast attacker but also doesn't miss an opportunity to chill out and relax.
Wackjaw (Crobat)- Wackjaw has been mischievous and incredibly quick, in both actual speed and whatever wit pokemon seem to have, since he was a Zubat. One of the very first pokemon Ezran ever caught on his journey, as many other trainers do, he decided to keep the problem prone bat on his team until it eventually evolved into Crobat and became the starter on his challenge team. He absolutely must be kept apart from Armon or the two will cause havoc.

Jazz (Skuntank)- Jazz is the most relaxed of all the members of both teams. She's perfectly happy to sit back in her pokeball instead of leap teeth bared into the fray, but she does have her strengths. Mostly in taking hard hits that the rest of the team might not be able to. Her favored spot is not in the stadium, but rather in any spot of sunlight she can find.

Bruce (Toxicroak)- Careful and observant Bruce serves as a difficult opponent in the gym as he is both fast and can pack some serious power into his blows. He's great at picking up on patterns and noticing where his opponents are weakest in order to hit the very hardest. Out of the stadium he likes to sit back and relax, much like Jazz, only he is awake and watching the shenanigans of Ezran's other teamembers.

Forte (Low-Key Toxtricity Gigantimax)- Much more back of the line than his amped up counterpart Forte doesn't always live up to his name, but he can still fight with the best of them and is Ezran's signature pokemon for his challenge team for a good reason. He's much more modest about his capabilities than Minuet, but still travels around and performs with Ez on stage when they're not busy during the challenge season.
RELATIONSHIPS: TBD
 

Yankee

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Checking in~ I will put Nordrin up later, I am considering swapping him to a mono-type to better fit a traditional gym, but haven't decided yet.
 
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”Yer here for a battle, aye? Fine, fine. Then let’s see if you can keep up with me in the open sky!”



NAME: Fiona MacConnell

AGE: 25

GENDER: Female

BIRTHPLACE: Freezington

GYM TYPE: Flying

APPEARANCE:
Stands at about 5’8”. Skin is fair, long blonde hair, has a lithe build. Somewhat toned, moderate bust.

Typically wears casual clothing such as plain T-shirts and jeans, but makes the token effort of putting on a fashionable jacket. Always seen with a pair of flying goggles around her head, for use in the skies.

When the occasion calls for it, has a full Sky Trainer glider suit for both Sky Battles and official appearances as a Gym Leader.

Speaks with a Scottish Crown Tundra accent.


PERSONALITY:
A free spirit by all accounts, Fiona prefers not to be burdened by much outside of her Pokemon and her Gym. She’s relaxed and lackadaisical, unconcerned with what others think so long as she’s satisfied with her own performance. She’s a wanderer at heart, spending much of her time outside of League-mandated Gym battles soaring the skies of Galar atop one of her many Flying Pokemon.

Despite her carefree nature, or, as some would believe, because of it, Fiona is a hard book to read. It’s difficult to accurately get a handle on what she wants or is thinking, and she tends to just go with the flow much of the time.

Of course, that isn’t to say there isn’t a brain underneath all the laziness and aimless wandering. She’s a quick wit when she’s forced to be, and aims for efficiency in what she does, so as to better get things over with and go back to a state of relaxation.


BIOGRAPHY:
While born in the icy southern town of Freezington, Fiona only spent a portion of her early years there. By the age of nine, she moved with her family to Kalos for a number of years on account of her parents’ work. It was in Kalos that Fiona saw her first Sky Battle, inspiring a love of Flying Pokemon and the open sky itself that she carries to this day.

During her stay in Kalos, Fiona became a certified Sky Trainer by her teenage years along with her regular schooling before her family returned to Galar. Upon finishing high school, Fiona immediately set out on that year’s Gym Challenge, wanting to explore the homeland she’d spent most of her teenage years out of. She won her eight badges handily enough, but was knocked out in the semi-finals of the Champion’s Cup.

Losing didn’t particularly bother Fiona. Hell, she’d gotten further than she’d expected herself. And being Champion was a burden she wouldn’t have really wanted anyway. Interviews, public appearances, actual duties? No thanks. So with a smile and a shrug, Fiona decided to continue her journey, spending the next few years traveling from region to region, honing her skills and learning about different varieties of Flying Pokemon while exploring all she wanted to.

It was on a break from her journey back home in Galar that Fiona was approached to become a Gym Leader by one of the current Leaders looking to retire. While initially resistant to the idea of being tied down in one place, she was eventually convinced by the prospect of advancing the prestige of Flying Pokemon in Galar, as well as possibly bringing her favored hobby, Sky Battles, to the region. So with yet another shrug, Fiona stepped into the next chapter of her life.


TEAM:
Raptor: (Gigantamax) Corviknight - Fiona's starter and her oldest companion. Stoic and resolute, she watches over the rest of the flock and can be counted on to mediate disputes among the crew. The strongest Pokemon on the team by official League metrics, thanks to her Gigantamax form.
Lightning: Noivern - Wild, hyperactive, and mischievous. He has a need for speed and loves to show said speed off, always eager for a battle or a race.
Flanker: Gliscor - Relaxed and cheerful. The one closest to her own trainer's temperament on the team.
Berkut: Talonflame - Egotistical. Preens a lot. Has a tendency to show off during battle and be the most visually spectacular among Fiona's team.
Hornet: Yanmega - The quiet one. Doesn't interact much with the rest of the crew, but mostly out of nervousness due to being Fiona's newest addition, and due to the Bug type's inherent weakness to the Flying type.
Felon: (Mega) Salamence - The true ace of Fiona's squad. Arrogant and bloodthirsty, but still loyal to Fiona and his fellow Pokemon on the team. Unfortunately, never gets the chance to show off his real strength in Galar League battles due to a ban on Mega Evolution and the League's preference for Dynamaxing.

(Gigantamax) Corviknight: Typically one of the Gym Corviknights that Fiona is training on behalf of the Flying Taxi service. Raptor very rarely gets brought out during a Gym Challenge, and only if the challenger is already blatantly overqualified for the level they're supposed to be at.
Staraptor
Hawlucha
Xatu
Aerodactyl (Excluded at 6 badges)

(Gigantamax) Butterfree
Skarmory
Mantine
Archeops (Excluded at 3 badges)

Corvisquire
Wingull
Doduo (excluded at 0 badges)

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Makes her best effort to be friendly and approachable to her colleagues and have cordial relationships with them. Her carefree nature and lack of actual interest in the Champion title might rub some the wrong way, though, giving off the impression that she doesn’t care about her job.
 

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Moonbow

Moonbound
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People started to PM me their ideas and I already said they were good :(
 

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NAME:
Malik Harvey

AGE:
Twenty-seven years old.

GENDER:
Male

BIRTHPLACE:
Wedgehurst

OCCUPATION:
Minor League Gym Leader (current), Major League Gym Leader (former)
Flying Taxi Cabbie / Postman

GYM TYPE:
Psychic


HAIR COLOR:
Golden

EYE COLOR:
Saffron

HEIGHT:
6'0

COMPLEXION:
Fair

BODY COMPOSITION:
Fit

OTHER:
Speaks with a Cockney accent.

PERSONALITY:
Malik has always tried to maintain a lower profile despite what his reputation as a renowned Pokemon Trainer may suggest. He isn't necessarily meek or timid; rather, he exudes a calm and level-headed demeanor. With quiet confidence and swagger, he isn't one to boast his own victories; it's only the thrill of a real challenge that can ignite the true passion that lays dormant from having few worthy adversaries. He likes to mentor Gym Challengers and trainers across all levels of experience, sharing this dedication with his affinity and adoration for nurturing Pokemon.

He is known as a reliable busybody among the higher authorities of the region, often undertaking responsibilities and running important errands for people such as the Pokemon Professor, Gym Leaders, and the Pokemon League, should they call on him. Malik likes to note this as a favor done for the petitioner, and always finishes by saying that he expects repayment of some kind in the future; whether he isn't being serious or always forgets about it is a mystery. But, adding to this, he is notoriously difficult to reach at times, even reported to be absent from his stadium during periods of scheduled challenges.

It's rumored that Malik can communicate with Pokemon telepathically.

BIOGRAPHY

Malik Harvey hails from the quieter boondocks of the Galar Region, born and raised in a small homestead in Wedgehurst. He is one of six children in his humble family; his father is a former police officer who retired early to become a cabbie for the Galar Taxi company, while his mother is a model who owns the Wedgehurst Boutique Store. The previous generations of his family name were mostly small-time Pokemon Trainers who found little to no interest or success in the region's Gym Challenge, and in the boy's early years, it appeared that Malik would share that same lack of ambition. His parents were more pressed on raising hard-working, intelligent children that would grow up to oversee what they considered to be the more important matters of the world, and generally discouraged them from 'wasting time' with the adventurous life of a Pokemon Trainer.

Malik and his siblings were always around Pokemon in their childhood, raising and working alongside them on their family's farmland. He was unaware that Pokemon were capable of battling against one another in an organized fashion until, at the age of nine, his oldest brother asked their parents to take them to the Motostoke Stadium to watch a Gym Challenge in person. The impressionable boy was captivated by the energy of the audience and the atmosphere created by the Dynamax phenomena, becoming fixated on the idea of becoming as strong of a Trainer as the Gym Leader was.

Alongside his siblings, he would spend the next few years working up the favor of his parents, saving up his earned allowances and maintaining top marks in his education. By the eve of his fourteenth birthday, after a series of back and forth, the teenager managed to convince them with his resolve, earning the full cooperation of his father. In dedication to the latter, Malik initially specialized in Flying-type Pokemon when he began to focus on adjusting to the new life and venturing across the Galar region. He spent the next year preparing himself for the Gym Challenge, and after becoming a full-fledged trainer with some merit by the end, he earned an endorsement from the Galar Taxi Company with the help of his father.

Unfortunately, while Malik had a natural affinity when it came to Pokemon, he and his Flying-types fell short of completing the Gym Challenge that year, mired with defeat before even scratching the surface of the Champion's Cup. He took the loss hard, contemplating on giving up on his dream before ultimately deciding to make another run in the next year to come. He spent much of the offseason in exploration, hoping to expand and strengthen his team further. During one of his Wild Area excursions by the Motostoke Riverbank, a strange voice broke into his mind, crying for help from the water below the bridge. He answered the plea without question, rescuing a Hatenna that had been drowning after accidentally stumbling into the river.

Malik was confused as to how he'd heard the Hatenna's voice, but as the wild Pokemon sought to follow him after its rescue unlike any other instance, he decided to foster the small one as his own. Over time, he found himself growing more attached to the Hatenna, and strangely enough, he began encountering more and more Psychic-type Pokemon. He took this as a sign to shift his specialty away from Flying-types, and began to build up his team from square one. This would prove to be a wise decision, as his next two years of Gym Challenges proved to be largely successes. He claimed all eight badges both times with relative ease, only managing to falter in the semifinal rounds of the Champion's Cup.

By eighteen years old, Malik was considered a favorite contender to win it all versus the Champion, now endorsed by the Motostoke Gym Leader that he'd watched as a kid. Though, he would be met with resistance in a lone competitor who had deemed him to be their rival. Throughout the Gym Challenge, he would suffer more losses than victory against them, but when their rivalry would come to a head during the Finals of the Champion's Cup, he managed a narrow victory against them. He sought to carry this momentum in full swing for the title match against the Champion, but was dealt a convincing defeat after only managing to knock out half of their team.

Though Malik had fallen short of grasping the title for himself, his prowess had impressed the Champion so much that he was nominated to become the next Gym Leader of Motostoke City. He graciously accepted the unexpected offer, and would become known as one of the harder Gym Challenges that trainers would have to go through. He continued to partake in the Champion's Cup each year to try and snag the title, but in the end, he would always be thwarted by the Champion if he wasn't beaten in the previous rounds.

Malik served as the Gym Leader of Motostoke City for a good seven years before suddenly announcing his intention to pass on the responsibility to another worthy candidate. He had the intention of opening up a Minor Gym in his hometown of Wedgehurst, receiving funds and approval from the Amaranth Company. He wanted to embolden the dreams and resolve of aspiring trainers instead of hinder them, opening his Minor League Gym on the hill that overlooked Wedgehurst. Its purpose aimed to mentor and hone Pokemon Trainers of all skill ranges, primarily for those without official endorsement for the traditional Major League Gym Challenge, by giving them the stadium experience that would-be challengers would expect from the Major League and not from the rest of the Minor League. As its premier leader, he endorses worthy challengers for the Gym Challenge and provides a Dynamax Band to them, whereas it would not be normally possible to obtain a Dynamax Band for any average trainer in the first place.

Alongside his father, Malik also became a licensed Flying Taxi cabbie and postman, doing so as a hobby when he isn't preoccupied by other responsibilities. He did not partake in the Champion's Cup for those two years, opting to remain outside of the limelight despite the difficulty of not being recognized. He regularly ran errands and favors for the Gym Leaders and other important individuals, also occasionally finding the time to visit and explore other regions. But, now he's become directly involved once more after the disappearance of his old friend.



"Let's just get to the point."
His personal team for the Champion's Cup and serious battles.

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Espeon - 'Lady' - Psychic
Lady started off as a mere non-battling companion to Malik until he noticed that she was eager to fight alongside his main team. She is sweet and affectioniate to her trainer, but very hostile towards specific individuals and Pokemon that she's had bad experiences with, such as Hestia and her Charizard. Lady may not be the strongest or most durable member of his team, but she is more than capable of deceiving and knocking out stronger Pokemon on her own.
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Gallade - 'Sheen' - Psychic / Fighting
Sheen is the newest member of Malik's team, but has a plethora of experience in competition because of the latter's frequent vies for the Champion's Cup. He is the yin to Apex's yang; calcuating, calm, and serious in comparison. Sheen is one of Malik's sweepers, often sent out when the battle is in his favor, or looks to swing into his favor. Sometimes, he is chosen to be the recipient of Dynamax.
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Reuniclus - 'Apex' - Psychic
The secondary pillar of Malik's team. Apex aspires to be as strong and sturdy as Nickel, trying to emulate its stoic demeanor in battle but usually failing to maintain its composure. He's easily excitable, and seeks to return damage inflicted to him by tenfold. Early on in Malik's career, this trait actually cost them a few battles due to Apex's former recklessness, but he has since come to abide by all of his trainer's commands.
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Metagross - 'Nickel' - Steel / Psychic
The primary pillar of Malik's team, Nickel maintains the calmness that its trainer exudes. It is his bulkiest, heaviest-hitting Pokemon among the six, often sent out as his opening contender to measure his opponent's preparedness. It is a very common occurrence that Nickel wipes out entire teams belonging to unprepared trainers by itself, though Malik generally only does this to humble cocky opponents. Sometimes, it is chosen to be the recipient of Dynamax.

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Malamar - 'River' - Dark / Psychic
Cruel and violent in battle, but a complete goofball outside of it. River will only hypnotize people that it can sense irritation from within Malik, and command them to do or say embarrassing things as a joke. She is Malik's pivot and secret weapon in battle, most often catching unprepared challengers off guard. River's moveset varies the most among his main team, often tailored towards the team of the person challenging him.
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(Gigantamax) Hatterene - 'Noel' - Psychic / Fairy
Malik's Ace Pokemon that he rescued over ten years ago when she was still a Hatenna. Noel is solitary and reclusive towards all others besides her trainer, and won't hesitate to cause painful headaches in those who approach. She is rarely seen outside of her Pokeball, but is said to communicate with Malik telepathically. Overall, Noel is the strongest among all of his team, and possesses the Gigantamax Factor.

"The atmosphere of this stadium, the way that the crowd's chants match the beating of your heart...
Everybody's gotta start somewhere, right? So, Gym Challenger-- earn this moment, here and now!"
His Gym Challenge team versus beginner-level Pokemon Trainers with little experience / few to no badges.




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Hatenna - Psychic

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Kirlia - Psychic / Fairy

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(Dynamax) Kadabra - Psychic

"Been doin' this for a while now, guv; I'll admit, I've seen plenty o' faces like yours pass by.
Tread carefully, Gym Challenger, or my team and I might just read into your mind!"
His Gym Challenge team versus intermediate-level Pokemon Trainers with some experience / many or few badges.




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Duosion - Psychic

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Sigilyph - Psychic / Flying

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(Dynamax) Alolan Raichu - Electric / Psychic

"So you've made it this far, Gym Challenger! Must say I'm impressed.
Now, try to make it all worth my time. You'll have no hope of overcoming the Champion if you're stuck with me!"
His Gym Challenge team versus expert-level Pokemon Trainers with lots of experience / lots or many badges.




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Bronzong - Steel / Psychic

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Galarian Rapidash - Psychic / Fairy

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Alakazam - Psychic

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(Gigantamax) Hatterene - Psychic / Fairy

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"It's been a while since we've had a serious talk with one another-- actually, I don't think we've ever had one. Needless to say, she probably hates my guts for beating her in the Finals a long time ago, back when she called me her 'bitter rival' and all. Wouldn't blame the girl, since that was the first time I didn't get utterly crushed by her, but I still respect Hestia 'cause of how hard she's always pushed me. I've helped her out a few times, like when she was first becoming a Gym Leader. Tried to refuse and throw me out with the tough girl act, but I know Hestia's a softie inside.

Our battle record? Uh... think it's 6 wins and 11 losses in the lady's favor. Most of those losses came around during the Gym Challenge that one year, but I've closed the gap just a bit recently. Feel like she's always extra mad at me for some reason, though."

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"Z's a swell lad, good to his friends and even better to his Pokemon, makes me proud to know 'im. I'll never forget his miracle run during the Gym Challenge and Champion's Cup a few years back; poor guy was stuck at several points all throughout the event. Even after losing a bunch of times, Z kept comin' back at it to the point where he even made it to the end against Victoria. Damn thing reminds me of my own run almost ten years ago.

Maybe when it's all said and done, our numbers' hangin' up on the rafters and we're old men, I'll ask Z what he thinks 'bout startin' up a band. Ha!"

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"What can I say? Fiona's probably the only person among everybody that I can confidently say that I'm friends with. Maybe she has an idea on why I packed my bags and gave up Motostoke, maybe not. I try to make it a point to share a drink with her when available, and Pops goes on social media thinkin' she's the one for me. Just because he's obsessed with Flying-types, she happens to be a specialist, and I used 'em as a kid. No thanks-- I wouldn't wish me upon anyone, hah. To be honest, I'm a bit jealous with how carefree and unburdened she seems to be. I know it's hypocritical 'cause I willingly throw meself into all the work, but... sometimes I feel like I tied her hands when I passed all that responsibility onto her.

Back then, I heard some fans in Motostoke tried to harass Fiona after I left 'cause they didn't want her to take over, tryin' to spread some bad rumors... Some balderdash, that. Of course, I was more than obliged to shut 'em up; I'll always have her back, so I figure she'd have mine."

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"Grumpy one. You'd have me convinced if you told me Nordrin spits in your food before servin' it if he doesn't like you. (Don't tell 'im I said that.) That being said, being a prestigious chef that came from the bottom, you're bound to be a no-nonsense kinda lad. If fancy titles were the name of the game, he'd take the cake, no pun intended... but I've dealt with my share of pretentious people over the years, and I wouldn't mind knockin' down another one by a peg like a real trainer does. I can tolerate 'im otherwise at least, from one workaholic to another."

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"Doesn't give himself enough credit for how good he is of a trainer. If you ask me, I feel like Thomas is handicappin' himself, given how wicked smart the lad is. I feel like he and I could connect on a few similar bases, but we just happen to never be available for a chat; he's busy when I'm not, and I'm busy when he ain't. I'm sure that we'd be pretty good friends, though. Takes great care of Pokemon and the environment, something I really admire."
 
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"Everyone is a tree. They may look tough on the outside, but underneath there is sweet, sweet sap."





NAME:
Lynn Cuwell

AGE:
24

GENDER:
Female

BIRTHPLACE:
Spikemuth

GYM TYPE:
Bug

APPEARANCE:
Lynn is about 1.64m/ 5"3ft tall, and has a slender body.

She has dark red hair, and red eyes, same as her twin brother.

She will normally wear dark clothes which help make her hair and eyes stand out more, but also stand opposed of her personality.

OCCUPATION:
Major League Gym Leader
Galar Championship Announcer

PERSONALITY:
Curious and optimistic are the two key words that can come to mind when describing Lynn. She is the type of person to cheer everyone on, even if they are trainers that come to challenge her. Lynn tries to be kind and show everyone a good time. She is also one of the harder working people within Spikemuth, always looking for ways to make her home town improve and become better than it was before. Some have even described her as the sparkle that keeps trying to ignite Spikemuth into a full blown fire, to make it become brighter than anywhere else.

Her curiosity led her to apply to become one of the League's announcers during the Championships. Lynn found herself fascinated by not just bug pokemon, but how everyone fought and complimented their own pokemon. She also does a well job staying neutral by, oddly enough, cheering for both sides constantly and hyping the crowd.

According to her brother Aron, Lynn is basically a walking adrenaline shot.

BIOGRAPHY:
Born with her twin brother in the town of Spikemuth, Lynn had what she considered to be a good upbringing. They never lacked anything, and being the daughter of the then gym leader of Spikemuth. Her father allowed her to watch many of his matches against challengers, and at times, even took her to watch him participate in the Championship matches, against the other gym leaders. While she wanted to also bring Aron with her, her brother and her became somewhat distant early on. She connected to their father, while he connected to their mother.

She caught her first pokemon, Cres the Heracross, at the age of 10, almost around the same time Aron got his first pokemon. This sparked the first bit of connection between her and Aron in several years, as both got excited over the prospect of being pokemon trainers, albeit for different reasons. Lynn wanted to be a trainer and become a gym leader like their father. Aron wanted to find a home for the less understood pokemon. Even if it was for different reasons, the two had a topic to discuss and the sibling connection between then started to grow and strengthen.

Throughout the next decade, Lynn and Aron started spending more time together. Lynn started to grow her team, and eventually took on the gym challenge. She would manage to get through all the gyms, even beating her father, putting a deep impression as he saw how strong was the connection between her and her pokemon. At the Championship, however, she was eliminated in the first. While she was disappointed with herself, Aron was there to cheer her up, claiming she was seen by all the gym leaders as a full fledged trainer, and that already spoke volumes.

She kept training, with Aron aiding her, in order to take on the gym challenge once more, only to be approached by their father. He wished to retire from the position of gym leader and pass it on to someone he saw first hand as being worthy, and that the other gym leaders of the time agreed with him. And that person was Lynn. At the age of 20, she became the gym leader of Spikemuth's major gym.

While it took her a bit to adjust to the new role and status that came with it, she kept supporting Aron as he turned into a gym leader as well, a year later, and of a minor league gym in Spikemuth. Together, they also decided to take on a second job, that of being the announcers during the championships. They both found it satisfying to work there, as it meant they would always have a job that kept them together, even if busy times came for them.

TEAM:
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Heracross - Cres - Male
Cres is the oldest pokemon Lynn owns, and the one she'd call her best pokemon friend. She found him around 14 years ago, after she had gotten lost in a forest. Cres started following her, and Lynn became scared for a bit, until she realized she had gotten sap on her arm, and Cres came and licked it clean. She kept looking for the way out, and Cres kept accompanying her, even scaring off a few other pokemon to ensure she was safe. Once she was safe, Cres just kept sticking with her, as if there was something more he liked about her. Lynn decided to catch him with a pokeball and officially make him her own, which he did not resist. They've been together ever since.
Cres is normally calm and collected, and will only give major reactions when Lynn is threatened, or when there is sap nearby.

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Ariados - Spade - Female
Spade is Lynn's newest addition to her team, only being with her for around 2 years. Spade is a bit of a trickster, who enjoys using her webbings to cause anyone to become stuck for a bit. If she is feeling extra silly, she may even lift them from the ground a bit. But when it comes to combat, Spade is normally focused and well behaved.

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Illumise - Lumi - Female
Lumi can be described as the closest one to Lynn's own personality among Lynn's main team. She is bubbly, energetic, and will normally try and spread happiness all around. While she doesn't particulary enjoy fighting, she is always willing and ready to do so alongwith Lynn. She will normally, however, go crying about it afterwards.

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Scizor - Zaz - Male
One of Lynn's tougher pokemon, Zaz always takes pride in showing just how tough he can be, both in a match and out of it. He always enjoys praise and shows signs of despair whenever he loses. He is always eager to train and is also the type of pokemon to get out of his pokeball and try to get Lynn to train with him. Due to how much time he spends out of his pokeball, people often mistake him as Lynn's favourite pokemon.

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Beedrill - Dee - Female
Dee often looks like the most intimidating pokemon Lynn has in her arsenal, but in truth, Dee is actually about as sweet as it can get. It enjoys cuddling up to Lynn, stick close and also play around with the other pokemon, particulary Lumi and Cres. It will get serious when it is time to battle, but from how Lynn knows it, Dee normally hopes to not be called to battle.

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Orbeetle - Tal - Male
The only pokemon in her team that is capable of Gigantamaxing, Tal is a rather supportive pokemon. He will try and help his teammates train and become stronger and better, regardless if they will gain the same ability that he has. Due to Spikemuth's Bug Gym not having the capability to support Dynamax, Tal himself can sometimes forget that he has the ability to gigantamax and be caught off guard when he does transform into his other form.

The challenge for beginning trainers with little to no experience!

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Weedle

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Spinarak

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Pineco

The challenge for trainers with some experience and a few badges!

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Illumise - Lumi

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Kakuna

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Paras

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Forretress

The challenge for trainers with a bunch of experience under their feet, and almost all badges!

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Parasect

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Beedrill - Dee

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Shuckle

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Orbeetle - Tal

RELATIONSHIPS:
WIP

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"Hm? Sorry, I guess I lost track of my thoughts."


NAME:
Aron Cuwell

AGE:
24

GENDER:
Male

BIRTHPLACE:
Spikemuth

GYM TYPE:
Dark

APPEARANCE:
Aron is 1.9m / 6"2 ft tall, and possesses a slim body.

He has dark red hair and red eyes, same as his twin sister.

Aron will normally wear casual shirts and jeans. Most of his tops are black with drawings on them.

OCCUPATION:
Minor League Gym Leader
Galar Championship Announcer

PERSONALITY:
While his sister is energetic and in his opinion, a bit too happy-go-lucky, Aron is more down to earth and collected. He tries to be a more cautioned guy when it comes to challenges that come his way, and while he'll encourage people to do their best before the match and after, he won't give cheers during the match. This extends to when he is announcing, during which he tries to be more collected and help the audience understand what kind of effects the moves may have.

Outside of the Gym business, Aron is a bit more casual with his behavior. He'll be easy-going and try to get along with others, but normally also stay relatively quiet and let others do the leading. He can lose himself in his own thoughts and concerns with ease if left alone, and this makes him desire to be around others more often, even if he isn't the one doing the talking. He is also supportive of all that Lynn does for their home town, but feels he may get in the way if he tries doing anything more.

According to his sister Lynn, Aron is a walking sack of daydreams.

BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Spikemuth with his twin sister Lynn, Aron felt a bit lonely in his first years. He did not have the courage to go out and be in a crowd like his sister, who kept looking up to their father. This made him turn to their mother, who was glad having Aron around. She taught him about caring for pokemon and that they equal, and no matter how they look or what kind of stories are told of them, they all had so much more to offer. Aron took it all in and started to wonder what kind of pokemon he might want.

Just before they turned 10, the family had a trip to the Crown Tundra. It was during this trip that Aron got his first pokemon, Sebile the Absol. It wouldn't be long after that Lynn caught her first pokemon, and it created a spark between Aron and his sister. A connection to his sister that he felt was missing before. Together, they began training and supporting one another. While Lynn was focused on her wish to take on the gym challenge, Aron learned how to become a better trainer and partner for his pokemon.

As the next decade passed, Aron found himself spending much time with Lynn, and eventually watched and cheered her on as she took on the gym challenge. While he didn't want to pursue the gym challenge like Lynn, he started to see the appeal that was behind being a gym leader. How they were capable of taking care of not just their own pokemon, but also help ensure and on the way, teach others too about pokemon. Eventually, Lynn would reach the championship, and lose at the first round. Aron still came and ensured she knew of how much she showed not just to herself and to him, but to the many gym leaders she encountered along the way.

Some time later, Lynn would become the gym leader instead of their father in the major gym of Spikemuth, a bug themed gym. Aron, while not being sure if he could find a place for the type of pokemon he specilized in, decided to look, only to discover that one of the minor league gyms was a Dark theme, and that the gym leader was looking for someone to replace him. Even better, it turned out to be Spikemuth's minor league gym. After fighting and proving himself to the gym leader, and then training for six more months, he inherited the minor league Dark type gym.

Now, both Aron and Lynn were gym leaders, and Aron kept supporting Lynn as she began working to make Spikemuth more inviting to outsiders. He also took on the same job as Lynn, serving as the Championship announcers, to know that there will always be something they will do together, even if there will be busier times that will take away their own free time.

TEAM:
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Absol - Sebile - Female
Aron's most trusted pokemon companion. He encountered Sebile while travelling around the Crown Tundra with his sister. While Sebile was wary, something about the way Aron approached her kept Sebile calm and in place. He managed to pet her, making sure not to pet the horn, and from there a friendship was formed.
Sebile is loyal to Aron and won't hesitate fighting for him to the very end. Outside of battles, Sebile is somewhat shy and will prefer keeping to herself and, if possible, remain in the pokeball, even going as far as nudging Aron when he keeps her out of it.

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Murkrow - Kai - Male
While he is serious during battles, Kai is a very lazy pokemon out of battles. He will most of the time refuse to train with others and just want to go sleep on the nearest high spot he can find. He will come to Aron when called for, but he will still refuse to train with other pokemon.

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Zoroark - Zark - Male
Zark considers himself to be Aron's strongest pokemon, and won't be scared to show it. He is always up to a fight, and always ready to do whatever is needed to help around. While he has strong mental capabilities, he isn't very strong physically, but he will still try and prove that he is the strongest there is, as long as Aron lets him out of his pokeball.

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Sableye - Yoyo - Female
Yoyo received her name due to her behavior. She has a tendency of trying to get something, only to go and hide, and repeat this several times in a short span of time. She will especially take a shine to rocks, and they do not need to shine to attract him. In battle, she will obey what is she told, but normally expect some kind of treat afterwards. She will only show respect towards Aron. Even the other pokemon in Aron's team do not receive any show of respect from her.

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Scrafty - Kick - Male
Kick is mostly know for his method of seeking attention, which is by kicking people. Kick will normally act and behave properly, but if something catches his eye, he will go to the nearest person to him (Normally Aron) and begin trying to get their attention. He can be distracted by things during battle, but he will normally try and keep his attention on Aron's voice and the opposing pokemon.

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Bisharp - Lize - Female
Lize is the one pokemon in Aron's team you will not want to face. In battle, Lize is ruthless, and will rarely hold back herself when attacking, always aiming to give her all. Out of battles, Lize is rather cold towards everyone but Aron. The only reason she isn't cold towards Aron is that he saved her the day they met.
The challenge for beginning trainers with little to no experience!

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Zorua
The challenge for trainers with some experience and a few badges!

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Thievul

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Houndoom

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The challenge for trainers with a bunch of experience under their feet, and almost all badges!

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Scrafty - Kick

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Bisharp -Lize

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Mandibuzz

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[h2]If you came here looking for an easy recipe for victory, you can piss off right now![/h2]___________________​
NAME: Nordrin Yasmar

AGE: 30

GENDER: Male

BIRTHPLACE: Hulbury

GYM TYPE: Fairy

APPEARANCE:
Nordrin is purple eyed, and while he might joke (read: state with no hint of humor whatsoever) that the stress of dealing with idiots turned his hair white early, it's actually his natural color. He's been growing it out since he was young, and the more people chastise him to cut it the longer it stays uncut. He stands at 6 foot 2 inches (188cm) and though he was never able to pack on muscle as much as he would have liked, he keeps in good shape. Other than the flat resting bitch face he's known for, another trait that stands out about him is the coarse, scarred nature of his hands. They're evidence of a life of hard work.​

PERSONALITY:
First impressions paint Nordrin as a man of little patience. That is completely correct. He is passionate, driven, and ambitious - he is also a workhorse, and considers his time as extremely valuable. He works hard and doesn't have much extra time for playing hard, so if you're wasting his time he won't hesitate to tell you. Very often Nordrin comes off as a rude for a lot of people because he isn't afraid to speak his mind, no matter what's on it. It's landed him in hot water before, but Nordrin is nothing if not sure of himself. He can have a short fuse at times, but he hasn't resorted to violence himself since his younger years, preferring to man up and take the high road. Sometimes he's been listed as a "no-nonsense" type because of his professionalism in public, but the other leaders know this isn't completely true. Since returning to Galar, he's also earned a bit of a reputation as a heart breaker - leaving both men and women behind him to focus on his career.​
Growing up less fortunate, one might think that he does charity work to help others in situations he once faced. That is completely incorrect. He won't help anyone that doesn't try to help themselves and he doesn't do charity work. That said, he does take apprentices and gives out sponsorships. He gives everyone a chance to show they're hungry for more in life, and then gives them second and third chances so long as they don't give up. He will never turn a blind eye to those in need, but he has no sympathy for people who have given up on themselves.​
Beyond all of the blunt words and self pride, it's clear that Nordrin has a gentle side, if only for his craft. He has a master's touch, and watching him cook or battle shows off just how much care he puts into both aspects of his life. He can be kind and nurturing for those under his care, but he isn't one to go easy on them. He wants to bring out the best in those around him, so that he can continue to evolve as well. He never stops chasing new heights.​
The traits he most admires in others are adaptability, creativity, personal pride and most of all tenacity. His efforts in High Steaks Gym are intended to bring those out in others. After all, Nordrin is well aware that talent is not something you're born with, it's something you can grow - so it's up to everyone to give themselves the conditions in order to see that talent grow.​

BIOGRAPHY:
In the sea side town of Hulbury, you're either a fat cat or a laborer. Luxury imports fuel the city's bustling tourism industry, where those with the means browse high end shops and restaurants. On the flip side, dock workers and street hawkers fill the city's underbelly and keep the whole of Hulbury moving with little recognition.​
Nordrin came from a small family of Hulbury's less fortunate. Every day his father fulfilled orders and hauled meat, fruit, and vegetables from the shipyard up the steep hill to the better part of town. Back breaking work for little pay. Even just supporting a household of three was tough. At a young age, Nordrin took simple jobs to help his parents out. He worked as a delivery boy, Pokemon sitter, and stall worker. Once he was a bit holder, he landed his most impressionable job as a dish washer in the back of one of Hulbury's prestigious restaurants. Day in and day out he endured jabs from the chefs, patrons, and even waitstaff looking down on people like him.​
Nordrin had talent, he was a quick study and adaptable. In down time he would try and replicate the dishes the cooks made, and some times he would even succeed. As one might expect, no one gave him the time of day. The chefs belittled him, and even his fellow cleaning staff didn't believe he could get anywhere. None of this stung as much as when Nordrin would return home at night, and the only thing his parents encouraged him to do was keep his head down and not make trouble. For Nordrin that was as good as a betrayal. They didn't have the ambition that he did, if they even had any at all. After one night of explosive anger in which Nordrin attacked the restaurant's annoying, pompous host, he was thrown out of the restaurant and fresh out of a job. Now a teenager, Nordrin channeled his anger into drive and left home with only a backpack and a quickly scrawled note. In his heart was a promise to return to Hulbury and prove everyone wrong. He was determined to make something of himself.​
The world was dangerous to travel alone. It was more necessity than anything that Nordrin became a Pokemon trainer. He never gave anything less than a 100% though, so he took raising Pokemon seriously. He traveled briefly around Galar before stowing away on a ship bound for Kalos, where he spent a majority of his adult life studying both Pokemon battling and culinary arts. After years of hard work he exceeded in both fields, becoming an accomplished chef in a triple star restaurant and obtaining the rank of Duke in the region's Battle Chateau. His next stop in world domination was the Hoenn region, where he aimed to perfect the more unique techniques.​
It was only relatively recently the Nordrin returned to Galar, taking Hulbury by storm. He opened his own restaurant and aggressively advertised it, stealing business from other establishments which he viewed as elitist and classist nuisances. His restaurant expanded to include a Pokemon gym once Nordrin's infamy spread around town and beyond. He was pressured into conforming to a single type team before being officially established as a major league gym leader, which he begrudgingly did in order to grow his career further. Now, he runs a brutal brutal brigade in the city's High Steaks Gym. The goal of the combination gym and restaurant is to nurture talent, challenge expectations, and provide high quality entertainment and food for patrons from all walks of life.​

TEAM:
Official League Team:
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Gigantamax Ace:
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RELATIONSHIPS:
Coming Soon.

EXTRA:
Music for ya:
[h3]Battle Theme ♬[/h3]

Galar League Card:
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"When there's darkness and blizzards all around you, that's when your inner fire should blaze the brightest!"

NAME:
Hestia Quintell

AGE:
Twenty-three years old.

GENDER:
Female

BIRTHPLACE:
Circhester

GYM TYPE:
Fire

HAIR COLOR:
Rose gold

EYE COLOR:
Violet

HEIGHT:
5'6

WEIGHT:
147 lbs

SKIN COMPLEXION:
Cream

BODY COMPOSITION:

Skinny

CHOICE OF APPAREL:
Even though Hestia comes from place with a cold climate, she hardly ever wears sweaters and coats. She's most often seen wearing a sleeveless black turtleneck with an amber teardrop necklace and some simple denim jeans. When in sub-zero temperatures, she's sometimes forced to wear a long, white fur coat that reaches behind her knees, though she always removes this when in battle.

During the summer, she's seen wearing tanktops, dresses, short shorts, sneakers, and other outdoorsy choices of clothing.


PERSONALITY:
Hestia is a flamboyant young woman-- an individual with what seems like an endless source of energy. She appears to be passionate about everything, no matter what it is, and her curiosity often drives her to be overbearing and overeager. Among the rest of the gym leaders, she is arguably one of the most active in the public eye, and can usually be seen roaming around Galar on her off time. Despite her fiery attitude, along with her being a giant show off, Hestia is actually quite friendly and accepting of those who respect her.

Ambition is one of the things that drives Hestia past her boiling point much of the time. She strives to be the future champion and while she admires the rest of her colleagues, she believes she has the potential to be a better champion than all of them could be. Because of this, she often challenges them to battles. When she loses such a battle, her fiery attitude sometimes melts away; there have been times where she hides away in Circhester after a defeat, even after battles with aspiring Gym Challenge trainers.


BIOGRAPHY:

Hestia was born in Circhester to a very loving couple. Her father was a humble lowland farmer, while her mother worked as a nurse's assistant at the local Pokemon Center. Because of this, her parents were almost always busy-- but luckily, she had her elder brothers to play and go on adventures with. Her eldest brother, Kenneth, always brought her along when her two other brothers were reluctant to take care of their little sister. Kenneth was the one that taught her a lot of what she currently knows about Pokemon-- where they're found, what they like to eat, and how to take care of them. When her parents were around, they would further explain what Kenneth taught her, which earned her quite the knowledge of Pokemon when she was around eleven or twelve.

It was when she was fourteen that she told her parents that she wasn't interested in being a farmer or a nurse. Instead, she wanted to go on her own journey and begin the Gym Challenge herself. While disappointed, they decided that they would let Hestia follow her dreams and strive for something greater. Unfortunately, Kenneth stayed behind, but gave her a parting gift; a very heavy Pokemon egg. And so, Hestia was off on her journey.

During her travels, Hestia had discovered that, while she had been surrounded by Ice-Type Pokemon all of her life, she had little to no interest in their fighting style. They were too delicate and fancy, more like glass cannons than anything. As her rivals began to pick and choose what typings to focus on, she found that she harbored a deep passion for Fire-Types-- their fiery attitudes and behaviors inspired to keep on pushing on, no matter what the cost. And, as if premediated by some otherworldly force, Kenneth's egg hatched to reveal a Charmander inside. With her team of Fire-Types, Hestia quite literally blazed up the ranks, and many thought that she would crush her rivals and take the spot of the current Champion herself.

The time came when her final challenge laid at her feet. Hestia was certain of her future victory, and her mind became filled with visions of grandeur and celebration. What would she do when she was Champion? Would she have time for fun and games? Or would she have to spend much of her time making public appearances and announcements and interviews? No matter the case, she was excited for what the future held for her. Unfortunately for her, this momentary bliss would not come through to reality. She lost in the final battle against her rival, and was left in the dust.

Hestia returned home to Circhester and spent a long time working with her mother at the Pokemon Center. Even though her spirit had been crushed, helping her mom out with her job and getting to lend a hand to injured Pokemon calmed her down a little. Years passed, and as Hestia grew older, she also became very bored with her job. Deep inside, a passion was being reignited. Spending much of her free time around her Pokemon only fueled it further, and after a long time of thinking, she decided to set out again. However, this time she had a clear goal in mind-- instead of becoming a champion, she could be a Gym Leader.

She spent about four years out on the field and honing her skills with Fire-Type Pokemon before she came back to Circhester to start a Fire-Type Gym. Currently, Hestia lives by herself within the same city, though she is usually not found there when she has free time away from her duties as a Gym Leader.

TEAM:
Apollo (Gigantimax Charizard)- Apollo is one of Hestia's main team's combatants, and he pretty much knows it. He has a cocky, arrogant attitude that can be hard to deal with at times.

Hades (Houndoom)- Despite being a Fire-Type, Hades is quite calm and aloof in temperament and is quite literally Hestia's shadow.

Dazzler (Salazzle)-Dazzler is quite the voracious eater and always demands attention-- because of this, she's almost as flamboyant and flashy as Hestia is. She has a bitter rivalry with Apollo.

Spitfire (Pyroar)- Spitfire is another of Hestia's Pokemon that has something to prove. As her trainer's youngest Pokemon, she has a little difficulty following directions, but is very affectionate towards her partners.

Sunburst (Volcarona)- Possibly the most quiet and timid Pokemon on Hestia's teams. He doesn't like fighting, but he always wants cuddles. It's a good thing that he's so fluffy and warm.

Nova (Flareon)- Nova is another of Hestia's Pokemon that constantly demands attention, but he's rather calm and is a perfect lap Pokemon.


Quiver (Talonflame)- Quiver is an aloof Talonflame, having had quite the hard time as a wild Pokemon in his past. He doesn't really know how to have fun.

Torch (Centiskorch)- Quiver's rival, and a rather grumpy Fire-type. He hates being bested, no matter if there's type advantages or not.

Aries (Arcanine)- He's a bit lazy, but gets the work done when he has to.

Ignis (Pyroar)- Spitfire's brother. He's more down-to-earth than she is, and they often swap spots between one another depending on how Hestia wants to handle her battles.

Vulcan (Typhlosion)- A huge sweetheart and probably the Pokemon who sucks up to Hestia the most. He's a little protective over her, and gets jealous when he sees others get too close to her.


Arrow (Fletchinder)- Arrow's a little timid, though he always looks for opportunities to impress his trainer.

Trailblazer (Rapidash)- one of the most passionate and wild of Hestia's Pokemon, Trailblazer is the type of Pokemon who isn't knocked out easily. She doesn't let anyone else ride her but Hestia herself, even if they share a saddle.

Etna (Charmeleon)- Apollo's adopted little sister. She's a curious Charmeleon, and often gets into trouble. Sometimes, she can be found in the strangest of places...

Wisp (Lampent)
- A scaredy-cat. Hestia jokes that it's funny that he's partially Ghost-type, but is scared of his own shadow.


Smokey (Houndour)- Smokey is the eldest of Hestia's youngest Pokemon, and he kind of knows he's the leader among his peers. He can be a bit of a snob sometimes.

Bandit (Salandit)- Bandit's name really fits him. He's very much a troublemaker, and only pays attention to Hestia because she gives him snacks.

Tobu (Larvesta)- Tobu's a cuddly guy, but he's always out for attention. He's known for poking out of his Pokeball so he could curl up on Hestia's lap or crawl up to her shoulder.


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"You think you're hot shite, don't you? A good jolt ought to put you in your place."


NAME:
Rai Yalden

AGE:
28

GENDER:

Female

BIRTHPLACE:
Postwick

GYM TYPE:
Electric


HAIR COLOR:
Blonde

EYE COLOR:
Crimson

HEIGHT:
5'11"

WEIGHT:

151 lbs

SKIN COMPLEXION:
Fair

BODY COMPOSITION:
Skinny

CHOICE OF APPAREL:
Rai is often seen wearing different types of fashionable clothing, though this never seems to be dresses or skirts. She has a preference for skinny jeans and boots or heels, along with tanktops, croptops, and leather jackets. She keeps her hair tossed to one side and bears several pearl piercings-- one at her navel and the other one in the middle of her tongue. Her hands bear several rings ranging in size and shape, though they all seem to be made of metals like silver and copper.

PERSONALITY:
Rai is a woman of few words; rather quiet, she rather speak when she is spoken to or asked questions. Even then, she usually responds in only a few words, and nothing else. Aloof and distant, Rai prefers to be alone than with others, choosing to spend her time riding her motorcycle throughout the countryside. Her hobbies include going on single person pub crawls and spending time with her Pokemon. When she isn't out, she spends much of her free time in front of the television screen. Rai is also overly serious and dry, and often doesn't understand humor. She has an incredible amount of patience, but one better be careful when it runs out...


She really doesn't like being in the spotlight, and reporters have more or less stopped trying to interview her. When Rai is finally caught by the news, she's prone to answer questions in a word or two rather than give explanations. This reveals that, despite Rai's tough exterior, she's actually somewhat timid and shy.

BIOGRAPHY:
Unfortunately for Rai, she didn't really have a good childhood. Her father ditched her mother when she became pregnant with her, and soon after she was born, her mother sent her out for adoption. For years, she drifted from foster home to foster home, with none of the families wanting to take her in. They were either too poor, too busy, or gave her back for some other reason. The other children at the adoption center would always bully her atop everything, and she had to steel herself in order stay afloat. One of the only things that kept her sane was the relationship she had with Pokemon, specifically with a stray Shinx she used to feed in the late night hours behind the home.


Rai wasn't ever adopted, and when she was 18 she was tossed onto the streets. She knew she had to work in order to survive, so she helped out at a local trainer's school, with the Luxio from before trailing behind her like a hungry puppy. She decided to keep him, and both of them worked at the school as Rai herself became experienced with training and keeping Pokemon. Eventually she went on to challenge the Galar League, only to come up a bit short and lose the very first battle of the Champion's Cup. But Rai wouldn't stop there-- she was determined to make something of herself in the world of Pokemon, no matter what. Her hard work eventually paid off when she was offered a position as a minor league gym leader, which she has been holding for about five years.

TEAM:
Amperian (Luxray)- Rai's main Pokemon on her team. He shares most of Rai's personality, and the two make quite the duo.

Watts (Raichu)- Watts is another strong member of Rai's team. She's rather girly and likes shiny things, and often flirts around with Amperian.

Joule (Ampharos)- quite an adventorous Ampharos, Joule likes spending time at Rai's side and outside of his Pokeball. You can see him ride around with her on her motorcycle.

Unagi (Elektross)- Unagi's the grumpiest member of Rai's main team, and prefers to stay far away from the main group.

Volt (Galvantula)- a total sweetheart, Volt is the type of Pokemon to show that she cares. When anyone on her team gets hurt, she's the first at their side to make sure they're alright.

Romper (Dracozolt)- Volt's best friend, even though she isn't that smart. She makes up for her lack of intelligence with pure strength.

Zap (Yamper)- Rai's mascot and a total cutie-patootie.

Byte (Joltik)- the ultimate cuddlemaster, Byte likes spending his time camping out in Rai's hair.

Pixel (Pikachu)- a cocky handful, Pixel is the main threat on Rai's beginner team.

Tracer (Boltund)- overly energetic and eager to please, Tracer's speed is the only one out of Rai's team that rivals Amperian's.

Mary (Flaafy)- somewhat nervous, Mary looks up to the rest of Rai's teams and tries to learn from them.

Sparks (Jolteon)- Pixel's rival and Amperian's apprentice. He has a lot to live up to, and is determined to take Pixel's place as head honcho on the team.

Pixel (Gigantamax Pikachu)- Rai decides to Gigantamax Pixel in order to give her opponents a hard time.

Sparks (Jolteon)

Tracer (Boltund)

Watts (Raichu)

Photon (Alolan Raichu)-
Watts' younger brother. Unlike her, he likes to fight and is very arrogant.

Amp (Arctozolt)- possibly Rai's most aggressive Pokemon on her team. He has something to prove, and Arceus knows he'll prove it.


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"You and your Pokemon must have worked so hard~ Please show me the fruits of your labor!"




NAME:
Iris Gattonsvale

AGE:
26

GENDER:
Female

BIRTHPLACE:
Wedgehurst

GYM TYPE:
Ghost

Hair Color:
Snow White

Eye Color:
Pink

Height:
5'6

Weight:
120 lbs

Apparel:

Iris has two sets of main clothing types. One of those types belongs to the pastel goth aesthetic, and the other is girly fashion consisting of frilly skirts and pretty blouses. Wearing the former usually garners interesting reactions given the stark contrast of the latter. Iris enjoys these reactions though, and finds them all humorous. She also tends to wear clothing completely out of her usual fashion sometimes to experiment with something new. Sometimes it's tacky, and sometimes it works out. She never knows unless she tries.

PERSONALITY:

It is rumored of Iris Gattonsvale that she is secretly not what meets the eye. That she is creepier than what you see, and the reason she loves Ghost Pokemon so much is because she is a ghost herself. She finds these rumors ridiculous, of course, but has put it upon herself to learn facts from history so that she may "accidentally" mention them, as if she'd actually been there, just to tease those actually dumb enough to believe them.

Iris, actually, really is a very kind, polite, stubborn young woman that likes to try new things and with a motherly love for Ghost type Pokemon. She enjoys being scared, but after being victim to every illusion and trick in the book, she's become rather immune to most mischievous deeds; Some people have even commended her for her patience and high tolerance for such.

She will always respect others as much as they respect her, and thinks highly of those who've worked hard to get to where they are today. However, Iris does have a bit of a mischievous side of her own, and her patience can wear thin when it comes to other people much faster than with pokemon. So, if she's at her limit with someone she might "accidentally" lose track of one of her pokemon and let them harass/torment the person in question.

Aside from Ghost pokemon and urban legends, Iris has a love for creating scrapbooks of the times she's spent with trainers and her pokemon. The pokemon that don't show up in pictures she ends up recreating the image by drawing it herself, which has built her skill in the art considerably. She also enjoys singing from time to time.



BIOGRAPHY:


In the quieter, more secluded parts of Wedgehurst is where Iris Gattonsvale spent her childhood. Being so close to the forest with not many children for her to interact with, Iris had become rather shy. Born to a researcher father and an ex-Pokemon trainer mother, Iris was bound to be exposed to all sorts of pokemon throughout her life. To nourish their daughter's curiosity, her parents had even gifted her a book about the various types that lived within Galar, which she adored and learned about a mysterious dark horse pokemon she dreams of seeing in person. Fire, water, steel, flying; Iris got to meet them all when she visited her father in the research lab, and her mother would often tell her tales about her adventures when she was still traveling around the region. Meeting the pokemon in person and reading about them inspired Iris to become a trainer herself. However, to her parents' surprise, she wasn't interested in training more common, kinder pokemon. Instead, she was determined to hunt for Ghost types. When asked about it, she responded that "they seemed really shy" and she "wanted to be their friend."

Having heard the horror stories of Ghost types, her parents forbade it and tried to gently redirect her to literally anything else. Iris had liked cute and colorful things as a child, so they tried to redirect her to Fairy types in particular, but Iris didn't budge.

Thinking (or at least hoping) it was just a phase, her father volunteered to go with her to find a ghost pokemon. Before they left though, he insisted that she pick a starter just in case they ran into battle. It would also give her first hand experience of what battling was like.

Upon being presented her options, Iris asked which one had a Ghost form. After (begrudgingly) receiving her answer, she chose Rowlet.


The ghost hunting went far differently than her father had anticipated. Each time he or Iris became victim to the ghostly mischief, Iris would become scared, but she never cried or screamed or tried to run away. Instead, she'd put on a shaking smile and say hello to the ghosts in hopes of befriending them. Of course, these attempts wouldn't work and resulted in battle after battle.

But Iris, being as stubborn as she was, puffed her cheeks and swore she'd become friends with these pokemon, and she was more than happy to take Rowlet on her journey to do it.


Her parents tried to talk her out of it, but it was no use. In the end, when she'd become old enough and her goal unchanged, they decided to just let her go and maybe she would return a little more mature and her ghost dreams behind her.

And so, with Rowlet by her side, Iris began traveling the region as a pokemon trainer and self proclaimed Ghost hunter. She'd travel the territories over the years, gradually battling and capturing Ghost types that she'd come across, then befriending those Ghosts to battle against other trainers' pokemon.

Iris adored it, and her starter, who she named "Darling", seemed to enjoy her company.

As she grew, traveled, and her knowledge expanded, Iris began to grow fonder and fonder of her ghostly Pokemon despite the mischief and torture they'd put her through. She'd come out of her shy shell and her determination to keep going had only become stronger. She would slowly build a collection of this pokemon type, getting better and better at befriending them with more knowledge about the ghosts' characteristics. Through much trial and error, Iris was starting to get the hang of taking care of her companions. To her, these pokemon weren't all that scary, just misunderstood. They could be kind if they wanted to, and many, especially Mimikyu, just needed a compassionate hand.


By the time she was 21, her work of befriending Ghost type pokemon for more than just fighting had spread, but not specifically her reason why; only that she "just wanted to be their friend." It left younger trainers to speculate that she got along well with them because she was a ghost pokemon herself, or that she was simply just a creep looking for companionship of other creeps. Though being called creepy hurt at first, Iris eventually grew to ignore it. Some had even begun calling her "the Ghostmother," due to her work and how much she babied her pokemon.

As her team grew stronger and Iris gradually earned badge after badge, she realized that her pokemon were not so fond of constantly moving from place to place. Most of them had been haunting one area for many many years, and only knew how to do just that. It would be unfair if she kept forcing them to continue adapting to all sorts of new environments for her sake. So she eventually decided to settle at Stow on Side, where she'd been offered a place as leader of the Minor League Gym. Iris accepted and has been happily living and raising her companions for the last couple of years now.



TEAM:

Darling :male: Decidueye
Nature: Adamant
Abilities: Overgrow | Long Reach
(Grass/Ghost)

Precious :male: Mimikyu
Nature: Timid
Ability: Disguise
(Ghost/Fairy)

Golly Golurk
Nature: Hardy
Abilities: Iron Fist | No Guard
(Ground/Ghost)

Boo :female: Gengar (Gigantamax)
Nature: Rash
Ability: Cursed Body
(Ghost/Poison)

Dhelmie Dhelmise
Nature: Brave
Ability: Steelworker
(Ghost/Grass)

Aegy :female: Aegislash
Nature: Docile
Abilities: Stance Change
(Steel/Ghost)

Magnus :male: Mismagius
Nature: Hasty
Ability: Levitate
(Ghost)

Eclipse :male: Alolan Marowak
Nature: Impish
Ability: Cursed Body
(Fire/Ghost)

Magesty :female: Jellicent
Nature: Sassy
Ability: Water Absorb
(Water/Ghost)

Smiles :male: Gengar
Nature: Lonely
Ability: Cursed Body
(Ghost/Poison)

Dusk :male: Dusknoir
Nature: Relaxed
Abilities: Pressure | Frisk
(Ghost)

Bubbles :male: Cursola
Nature: Mild
Abilities: Weak Armor | Perish Body
(Ghost)

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"Nothing is going to stop me from reaching my goals, don't let it stop you either."
NAME: Silas Griffith

AGE: 29

GENDER: Male

BIRTHPLACE: Circhester

GYM TYPE: Dragon
Hair Color: Light Brown

Eye Color: Brown

Height: 6’

Weight: 195lbs

Build: Well built and fit

Apparel: Silas dresses well under every circumstance unless he’s at home by himself. Whether it be a simple camera appearance or a bigger event he wears stylish clothes that tend to match with the Pokémon he’s working with at the time. While out of the spotlight he prefers sweaters and other cozy clothes.
PERSONALITY: Silas is a bright and vibrant personality who takes a great deal of pride in his team and his challengers. Win or lose he always finds something to offer advice about for his challengers. He tends to pick and choose which Pokemon he wants to use in a gym challenge based on the challenger. He rarely uses the exact same lineup in order to keep his opponents anticipating what his next move might be.

He definitely knows how to put on a show and have a good time for the cameras and the viewers of the battles. It is not uncommon to see him or his team showing off their prowess and personalities on the field, but he also enjoys the quieter moments with his teams and friends out of the stadium.

The more forceful side of his personality shines through when he is training with his various teams. Knowing the demand of training dragon types he focuses mainly on earning their respect and ensuring they know just who is in charge on the team. His dragons can be standoffish and snappy towards others, but they would never do it while Silas can see or towards those they know he cares for.

BIOGRAPHY: Born in the colder city of Circhester Silas developed a love for the snow and outdoors at a young age, but due to varying health issues he spent many of those younger years inside the house under the care of the various different caretakers that his father hired to watch after him while he was away on business. Despite the warnings he got he usually found a way to slip outside and play with the other kids around the city even if it left him bedridden for days afterwards, it was worth it. Those days in bed were usually spent watching any televised pokemon battle he could get his hands on, knowing he may never get the chance himself.

After complaining one too many times to his father, during the rare times he was home, he was gifted with a Dreepy. Somewhat of an odd choice but Silas didn’t care in the slightest as he immediately bonded with the dragon type and named her Oliana after his mother. She became a stalwart, and much needed, companion through many days and years both inside and out. A series of treatments left him well enough to go out and explore for longer periods of time, but he quickly ran out of new things to see in the city and became enamored by the other kids' talk of being pokemon trainers and remembered the many many battles he’d watched.

The next time his father came home he told him he was going to become a pokemon trainer which was met with stern disapproval and a warning to never bring it up again. After a few more tries with his father, and more than a few arguments he let the matter drop until he turned 18 and firmly told his father that he was leaving.

The process of building up his team was not an easy one, but he eventually had a team he was proud of and entered the gym challenge; only to immediately have to drop out due to a relapse of his illness. After time recuperating and a bit more time training he finally joined the challenge once again and that time almost made it to the finals, just barely losing with both trainers having only one pokemon remaining.

Despite his loss he caught the eye of the previous dragon type gym leader who took Silas under his wing and trained him up for several years as a successor whenever he decided to retire. Now that he has Silas gladly took up the mantle as dragon type leader.

TEAMS:
Oliana (Dragapult)-Oliana was his very first pokemon given to him as a gift by his mostly absent father as a companion and she has stuck by him through everything. Her personality very much mirrors her trainer as a jovial and kind presence despite her ghostly appearance.

Admiral (Garchomp)-The Admiral is likely the most troublesome on the team due to his forceful and demanding personality. He is arrogant and that can lead him to push around other members of the team. Silas has his respect and that is about all you can ask for with him.

Razor (Haxorus)-Razor is an intimidating looking Pokemon, but she really is a sweetheart. At least off the battlefield. On the pitch she is a no mercy sort of fighter who will do everything in her immense power to win a fight and she is the most crushed in the event of a loss.

Orion (Kommo-o)-A trickster by nature Orion is the one most often to be found causing trouble of a different sort than The Admiral. He likes to try and sneak around and pull small pranks on the team, which proves to be somewhat difficult with the rattle that comes from his scales.

Sharptooth (Tyrantrum)-Despite her name and rocky exterior Sharptooth is as careful and kind as they come. She tiptoes around smaller pokemon and trainers in order to make sure they don’t get stepped on by her massive feet and is the team member most likely let people use her as some sort of prehistoric jungle gym.

Arcadia (Hydregion)-Arcadia is the type to never let the win overshadow the hard work of the team, and the challengers team for that matter. She accepts praise with a heads raised in pride but of all her teammates she isn’t the type to show off. Not too much anyway
Boone (Applin)-Probably the smallest of all of Silas’ pokemon Boone is more on the defensive side of things and would much rather avoid the fight all together, but he’ll do what he needs to when it comes down to it.

Rebel (Deino)-Rebel fits his name well as he does not like to sit back and watch others have all the fun. If given the chance he will rush in and bash the first thing he sees. It’s something we’re working on.

Ripley (Axew)- (Excluded at 0) Ripley is the strongest of the younger pokemon but never really shows it much. He’s pretty lax when it really comes to getting into the fight, but it makes him a good match for the lower level challengers.
Wilde (Gabite)-Wilde, much like Admiral, is very hard headed and stubborn when it comes to battling and tends to push around the other members of the intermediate team when Silas and the main team aren’t around, but he really means well.

Sly (Dragonair)-A veritable gentle giant, Sly loves anyone and everyone that she meets, person or pokemon, but much like Razor she is a force to be reckoned with in battle

Ranger (Vibrava)-Quiet and somewhat twitchy, Ranger prefers to keep to the skies or the trees rather than get involved in the shenanigans of the other mons.

Aurora (Altaria) (Excluded at 3)-A soothing balm on each and every member of the teams, Aurora is a calming presence that can pull a battle back from the brink of loss.
Astral (Drakloak)-Much like his older sister, Astral is cheerful and happy which is both endearing and can become somewhat irritating after a rough fight.

Delilah (Gigantimax Appletun)-It’s a miracle that Delilah ever actually gets on the pitch and battles given the fact she’d much rather be sleeping in a sunspot somewhere.

Havoc (Noivern)-Contrary to his name Havoc is one of the more calm members of the team. He earned the name as a Noibat when he broke almost everything in sight, but after he evolved he became a much needed level head.

Hooch (Drampa)-Hooch is quite friendly as many Drampa are, but is also incredibly protective of every other member of the team. Though he is also very fluffy.

Pandora (Flygon)-Serious (Excluded at 6)-Pandora is a no nonsense sort of personality and quite frequently posts herself at Silas’ side during training sessions to oversee the others and point out mistakes.
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When challenged, he'll answer with whatever he's in at the time, wherever he's at.

Personality. Known to be sensible. Wise. Not one to throw his weight around in a room for the sake of attention. Thomas's take on life is one of devotion and hard work, even if at first glance he exudes the opposite. He seems fairly laid back and is often taking time where it's appropriate and when he can. When it's time to make moves however, he will. Outside of work, he's kind, compassionate, a little bit of a flirt, a little bit of a romantic, very much a klutz but has enough social bones in his body to get by.

He approaches his Gym Leadership with much of the same enthusiasm, ushering in new trainers with a pride that he relishes while ensuring that they're not necessarily the 'best' but dedicated to their journey and to their pokemon. He likes to think of himself as a reminder that the most important aspect to be a trainer is growth and that embracing weaknesses and mistakes are a major part of that and not something to be overlooked. It's a lesson he's had to apply to his own life on multiple occasions, only reinforcing its importance.

History. Thomas was born a single child and in the city of Wyndon, although this would not become his home. His family being as nomadic as they were kept on the move and so, much of his early life would be spread across the entire continent. To help with the inherent lonely nature that travel placed on him, Thomas began taking bits and pieces of the cities and regions he would visit with him when he left. These trinkets arrived in the form of various small plants and saplings. By chance, during one of his pickings he would accidentally mistake an Applin for a simple apple from which he intended to take seeds. The little dragon would become his first official Pokemon and best friend.

His journey to becoming the Gym Leader he is now began shortly thereafter. Recognizing that pieces of themselves had become inspirations for the young boy's dreams, they took to nurturing his flame. His mother had in fact been a successful trainer herself and his father, a researcher in the science of agriculture. Surprisingly, their varying careers made for a relationship that worked well on the move and also meant more opportunities for Thomas to learn. Two lessons remained the most important during his early days: His father taught him the importance of growth, the cycle of the world and how a single plant fit into that. How everything started with good soil but was maintained with love. One made for deep roots and the other ensured a strong and healthy plant. Relationships worked in much the same way, whether it be with people or Pokemon, and building those relationships with love on a strong foundation meant stronger bonds and a stronger team. His mother impressed upon him the importance of adaptation, of recognizing weakness and learning how to overcome it. She would remind him that just like the Pokemon he grew to love, plants too learned to survive in even the harshest of environments and that he would have to learn to do the same.

The last lesson he learned he taught to himself after he'd watched the saplings and plants he'd taken from around the world grow old and die. No matter how good the soil or how much love and attention you give, everything withers in time.

Thomas was approached after he graduated as a potential candidate for gym leadership in his area of expertise. By then, his travels and his prowess in battle had garnered for him a bit of a name. He initially refused, resigning himself to a life on the move as had been the norm for him. Additionally, having followed in his father's footsteps, his studies required him to travel to the different habitats and study flora in their natural home. Rooting himself in one place, particularly to a Gym, was counter intuitive to that.

A certain someone convinced him otherwise and since then, he's been nurturing the spirits of trainers looking to take the crown. To this day, however, he stands by the fact that he is naturally the worst candidate for his position. Even then, he holds to his promise all the same.
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Gym. A dense forest to the Northwest of Turffield is home to Thomas's gym. Finding the clearing and the ruins marked as the origin of the surrounding forest is the mission. In respect to the sacred nature of the land and to the battles held there, only immediate family, close friends, other gym leaders and the Champion are allowed to spectate on location. Everyone else must watch the broadcast.
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Team.

Sceptile · Palatus · m
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Grass · Timid
Overgrow

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Ferrothorn · Uria · f
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Grass | Steel · Careful
Iron Barbs

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Ludicolo · Nympha · f
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Water | Grass · Modest
Swift Swim

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Mow Rotom · Hiraskira · n
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Electric | Grass · Modest
Levitate

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Venasaur · Ralpheia · m
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Grass | Poison · Timid
Thick Fat

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Flapple · Dracomalus · m
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Grass | Dragon · Jolly
Hustle

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Relationships.
(WIP. If you've got an idea or are just interested in working out an established relationship, feel free to message me.)
 

Psyker Landshark

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"Careful, now. Underestimating your opponent is the surest path to a loss."



NAME: Charles Ackerman

AGE: 62

GENDER: Male

BIRTHPLACE: Wyndon

GYM TYPE: Normal

APPEARANCE:
Stands at 6'3. Still stands tall and is remarkably fit and well-muscled despite his age. Hair is mostly grey, and his mustache and goatee are well trimmed.

Typically wears button-down shirts and slacks, with a sport jacket on top.


PERSONALITY:
A quiet, thoughtful man that prefers to listen before speaking. When he does speak, however, his speech is honest and blunt, though with a rather dry wit. Is old enough and has seen enough that he tends to take most things in stride, not seeming surprised by much.

Charles enjoys working with and mentoring younger Trainers, seeking to pass on what he knows to the next generation. Despite his patience, however, he has no tolerance for willful ignorance or excessive pride and tends to look down on those who do display such traits.

As a veteran Trainer and a former Champion, he has a wealth of knowledge, but is entirely willing to learn from the modern age. Actually, he delights in watching and researching new training and battling tactics, as well as modern advancements in general. Keeping up with new technology is an interest of his, and he makes a point of acquiring and using the latest consumer electronics in order to avoid looking stodgy or out-of-date.

BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Wyndon nearly a lifetime ago, Charles was the middle child of a pair of blue-collar workers. Out of both a desire for adventure and wanting to reduce the number of mouths his household had to feed, he set off on his Pokemon journey at a rather young age. Back in those days, the Gym Challenge hadn't been as formalized or as massive of an event as it is now, but he still made a good accounting for himself, making it all the way to the Champion before being defeated.

Though disgraced by defeat, Charles found that he'd had a knack for this Pokemon training thing, and stuck with it, having formed genuine bonds with the Pokemon he'd trained along the way. Despite still being a teenager, he left Galar for several years, traveling the world and taking part in the tournament circuit to support himself, sending money back to his family when he could. A decade later, he returned a full-grown man and swept the Gym Challenge before defeating the Champion, taking the title for himself.

Charles's reign as Champion lasted a good number of years, his popularity bolstered by his everyman, working-class origins. During these years, he'd married, had children, and subsequently gotten divorced in short order, with both parents sharing joint custody. Eight years into his title reign, he was finally defeated, but took it in good grace, firmly beliving that his replacement was a solid choice as Champion.

Over the next few decades, Charles faded from the public eye, investing his winnings from his Championship to open up a bar in Wyndon. He spent the years managing his business, keeping his Pokemon in good shape, and raising his children when he had custody of them. About ten years ago, with his children full-fledged adults and out in the world, Charles was searching for something to occupy his time. Eventually, he decided to make an attempt to get back into the game. In truth, Chairman Amaranth was rather shocked to see his old friend simply applying for a Minor Gym Leader position. Still, Charles's credentials were impeccable as an ex-Champion, and in truth, he'd kept his skills sharp for long enough that he'd outclassed most of the other applicants that year looking to occupy the Minor League position.

Thus, Charles has been the Leader of a Minor Gym in Wyndon for a decade, being content to integrate it with his existing business. Thus, the Wyndon Gym is located in a rather unassuming side street just off of Wyndon's main promenade, serving as a Pokemon Gym by day and a bar by night.


TEAM:
Hunter: Stoutland
Rush: Tauros
Scarlet: Staraptor
Maxie: Obstagoon
Tiki: Oranguru
Android: Porygon-Z

All of them are rather old, irritable towards strangers, and rather sedate, having been with Charles for decades. Hunter, his eldest companion, was even on Charles's team as a young teenager during his first Gym Challenge. Android, as a Porygon, had been a gift from his daughter when he'd initially opened the Wyndon Gym, claiming that he needed some form of modern Pokemon to keep up with the times.

Has an assortment of Gym Pokemon that he rotates through along with his primary team, tending to individually tailor each of his teams to his challengers.
Ditto, Ursaring, Stantler, Castform, Kecleon, Diggersby, Bewear, Dubwool, Braviary, Dodrio, Rattata

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TBA
 
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Generally, it's what I feel more in the mood for.
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“The names Fraye Bartholomew Armstrong. That’s FBA or Fulfillment By Armstrong in case you were wonderin. Here for all your backup and ass kicking needs. Just gimme a shout if your itchin for a good beatin.”



NAME:
Fraye Bartholomew Armstrong​

AGE:
25​

GENDER:
Male​

BIRTHPLACE:
Ilfracombe - Isle of Armor​

GYM TYPE:
Fighting​

APPEARANCE:
Hair Color:
Turquoise Blue​

Eye Color:
Amber​

Height:
6’1​

COMPLEXION:
Fair​

BODY COMPOSITION:
Muscular​

Apparel:
Though he seems to have no real regard for fashion in general, Fraye seems to enjoy changing up his outfits. He gets a kick out of surprising people with the way he dresses, ranging from him being half-naked (typically to show off the results of his labor and the various scars he's received from bouts with his Pokémon or others) to surprisingly fashionable ensembles that make most question if he has a stylist on call for certain events. Still, he will most often be found sporting a variety of sleeveless tops (vests, muscle shirts, tank tops, sleeveless hoodies, etc.) and any manner of bottoms from joggers to sweats to shorts depending on his mood and the weather. One thing that rarely changes, if ever, is the presence of a bandana usually sporting the insignia of Galar's Fighting-type gym.​

Voice:
Fraye speaks with a rather noticeable Irish brogue. At times, typically when excited, he can fall into an old habit of talking a bit too fast to be understood if you aren't used to him. This is doubly so if he's had a few. Additionally, when he puts his mind to it and feels like messing with folks, he has picked up a trick or two in the control of his voice. He's able to mimic accents foreign to his own with near perfect inflection.​
(Example of his voice: "I'm the bloke that hit 'em.")​

Text Color:
Blue Gray - #77A7B0

PERSONALITY:
Ever the well meaning goofball, Fraye is about as lively, fun loving, and tenacious as they come. He loves adventure, a good brawl, and discovering the mysteries around him. There is always something new to uncover, learn, or fight; sometimes all three, if you know where to look. In fact, there are few trainers who can match this Gym Leader’s seemingly boundless energy and optimism. It is, perhaps, because of all of this that so many trainers expect an easier go of it when it comes to his gym challenge. How could someone who seems so cheerful want anything more than to see his challengers move on? Unfortunately, those trainers often find out just how wrong they are. Fraye doesn’t believe in holding back, even when tailoring his teams to match the number of badges or strength of the trainer.​
Fueled by his desire to face every challenge that comes his way and a “never say die” attitude, Fraye believes that it is best to provide such a challenge to the trainers who come to face him. After all, it isn’t like the challenges will get easier if they make it past him. Perhaps there is more to it than that though. In truth, though he has never been known to teach or take anyone under his proverbial wing, Fraye enjoys watching others grow as much as he enjoys growing himself. He wants to give the trainers who battle him, as well as the spectators, a good show, but more than that, he wants to see to it that they walk away from the match having learned something, win or lose.​
Fraye’s cheery attitude, along with a penchant for cracking jokes, even at times when it may be deemed inappropriate, has painted a bit of a negative light on him with regard to certain issues. The media rarely expects much of him with regard to major happenings around Galar. This, however, does not mean he is incapable of grasping the severity of a situation. Rather, he feels the need to try and mellow out those around him, and maybe to an extent himself, so as not to let them fly off the rails.​
The fact of the matter is, Fraye is always willing to give his all for himself, his friends, and the entirety of the Galar region. This goes doubly so for his fellow Gym Leaders. Whether they need him to kick some ass, give them an ear for listening, or lend a shoulder to cry on, this fighter is always ready to join the fray.​

BIOGRAPHY:
Ilfracombe is a modest town that thrives on its agricultural prowess. It is remarkably unremarkable, if you can believe it. Farmers tend to their fields as others walk side by side with Pokémon, coexisting and working together to bring this vibrant place to life. Fraye's life growing up here was one of fun, encouragement, and cheerfulness with a hint of hard work. He helped his mother and father tend to the fields and the Pokémon. He looked in on business deals, though he rarely understood the bulk of what was going on. He met with neighbors, delivered goods, and played with children. If there was one downside to Fraye's upbringing, it was just how bored he seemed to become with the routine he'd settled into with each passing year. His saving grace came in the form of infrequent visits from his grandfather. When the old man came, Fraye always got excited to hear his stories. His grandfather's travels in the present, coupled with the adventures of the past, left Fraye in awe of all the possible wonders he might find if he were to venture far from home.

Still, each time he brought up the prospect of leaving, he was met with opposition from his parents. The danger, his not having a Pokémon, and his youth were all constant factors. Still, they relented under three conditions. The first was that Fraye learned to take care of himself. He needed to be able to defend himself and keep himself safe at all costs. The second was that he find himself a Pokémon; leaving without one was far more dangerous. And the third was that he wait until he was ten years old, at the least.

Fraye relented, but wasted no time in attempting to build up his physical abilities. Well... At least as much as a child could do. He did more work on the farm. He did push ups, sit ups, and any manner of other exercise he could think of. It wasn't until a man moved to town who had trained with Dojo Master Mustard that he began to see real progress. The man had chosen to retire from Pokémon training himself to settle down and start a family, but there were still a few things he could pass on. Fraye dedicated every free moment he could to learning as much as he could in the short time he had before his 10th birthday. Time seemed to fly by in a blur. Fraye's parents watched with worry as their child seemed to put more of himself into the prospect of a journey of adventure than they could ever have imagined. It was like they'd awakened something within him, no doubt with help from his grandfather.

Fraye grew bolder, more reckless. He developed a bit of a habit of acting without thinking along with a penchant for getting in over his head. Whether he was helping one of his friends out of a tough spot, dealing with a bully, or trying to subdue a rogue Pokémon with his bare hands (often to disastrous results), he was always up to something.

Then, as his 10th birthday came and went, he seemed to stagnate. He had done everything... and yet he couldn't get himself a Pokémon all his own. How could he catch a Pokémon without a Pokémon? And nobody was just up and giving them away. At least... nobody he knew. Still, a surprise visit from his grandfather saw Fraye obtaining exactly what he needed. During this visit, the old man brought something that outshined every story he'd told the boy. He gave Fraye his very own Pokémon. Seeing the scarlet fur of the Chimchar he'd been gifted seemed to reignite the fire within the boy all at once. And just like that, he was on his way.

Although slow going, at first, Fraye's journey had finally begun. He'd packed up all the essentials and set out to see more of the world, beginning by exploring more of the Isle of Armor as he made his way to the mainland of the Galar Region. With each new area explored, each new person met, and each new Pokémon discovered, Fray grew as an individual and a trainer. With each challenge thrown at him, he grew more excited for the next. Nothing compared to the rush of figuring out how to progress further than he thought he could. Days turned to weeks which turned to months and then years.

As Fraye continued to grow, amassing his team, strength, and developing into a better Trainer, he would soon find himself on the road to Galar's Pokémon League. Where else could he find and face off against the best of the best? He got pretty far his first go of it, but ultimately lost.

This did not deter Fraye in the slightest. He was never looking to become champion of the Galar League. The only thing he cared about was facing strong opponents and getting stronger himself. Of course, becoming a Gym Leader never crossed his mind either. Fraye figured it would be too much responsibility. He’d have to take care of others beyond himself and his Pokémon, think up a gym challenge, and be confined to the place where the gym was set up. At least, that’s what he thought.

Fraye was 17 when he saw something that he’d never expected, something that changed his view on all of the benefits of becoming a Gym Leader. He was exploring the Courageous Caverns of his home, the Isle of Armor. Something felt off this time though. It felt as though he was being watched. When he didn’t find anything, he gave up the search and decided to leave to head home. It’d been a while since he’d visited his parents. However, as he was leaving the caverns he saw it.

There, staring him down, was a living shadow. It was so small. It was very clearly a Pokémon, but no Pokémon he’d ever seen. Of course, his instinct was to catch it. He started the battle, fully intent on taking the mysterious Pokémon down. But it was strong. Fraye couldn’t do any damage let alone catch it. The way it moved and attacked wasn’t like any other Ghost-type he’d ever seen. He could tell that it was more than that. A Ghost-type and a Fighting-type. He wasn’t entirely sure, but if this were true, then he’d found a Pokémon with a type combination that he’d never seen before. It just made him want to catch it even more.

Fraye returned to the Courageous Caverns every day after that hoping to find it again. When he didn’t find it, he expanded the search. Unfortunately, he was searching aimlessly. He didn’t have anything worthwhile at his disposal that could help. But maybe… if he could become champion he’d have access to more resources. That was the plan at first. He returned to the Pokémon League. Each time he entered, he got a little closer to the top. The battles were exhilarating. There were times when he would legitimately forget what it was he’d initially begun this little quest for.

Still, with each defeat, he remembered. He had to get stronger if he was ever going to find that little Pokémon again and catch it.

As much fun as it was participating in the League, Fraye was no closer to the top than when he’d started. For the first time in his life, he’d considered giving up. That is until he was approached to become a Gym Leader for the Galar Pokémon League. It seemed that his skills and ever growing mastery of Fighting-type Pokémon had gotten around.

Although he considered initially turning down the offer, it was not without its benefits. He may not have access to everything the champion did, but he’d have a lot more than he did as an average trainer. He’d also get the chance to throw down with way more trainers, not to mention the other Gym Leaders. Plus, he could still always aim for the top in the meantime.

Accepting the position had its ups and downs, but Fraye was certainly glad he did it. The added responsibility wasn’t the greatest, but helping trainers learn and progress as he had gave him a new feeling of pride. He was learning things, figuring out more about himself and about others. Everything he learned about his mystery Pokémon just became an added bonus. Fraye may never find the little thing again. Hell, he may never even become the Champion. But come hell or highwater he’s never gonna give up and he certainly isn’t gonna go down with a fight.

TEAM:
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Atlas
Machamp (Gigantimax) :male:
Fighting - Adamant - Guts
1.651 m (5'5") - 133.81 kg (295 lbs)
The first Pokémon Fraye ever caught and the publicized ace of the team, Atlas, towers over the competition. Fraye relies on Atlas's strength more than almost any other Pokémon. Letting the four-armed wonder stretch his legs and mow down the competition (sometimes involuntarily) is always a good way to hype up the crowd. If just seeing him crush the competition isn't enough, having him gigantimax and give challengers a rougher time is always an option. Atlas's big muscles and hard head have made him an invaluable member of Fraye's team.


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Bloom
Breloom :female:
Grass/Fighting - Careful - Effect Spore
1.17 m (3'10") - 36.29 kg (80 lbs)
Ever cautious of her opponent's next move, Bloom seems to think through things as much as, if not more, than Fraye. Even so, she never fails to fulfill her trainer's order to amazing results. She seems to have trouble trusting new trainers and new Pokémon alike, but is extremely loyal and protective of those that stick around (much like Fraye's other Pokémon).


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Vulcan
Shiny Infernape :male:
Fire/Fighting - Bashful - Blaze
1.27 m (4'2") - 60.33 kg (133 lbs)
This pyrokinetic primate is Fraye's oldest and most loyal Pokémon. A gift from his grandfather, Vulcan has been with the Gym Leader since the beginning of his journey. Fraye was immediately captivated with the Chimchar's roaring red fur; he knew that for him, there was no better Pokémon with whom he could begin his adventure. It was slow going at first; Vulcan was a little shy (as he is with all new people and Pokémon). But, with time, the two became inseparable. No matter what challenge comes his way, Fraye knows that he can take it with Vulcan by his side.

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Aurelia
Lucario (Mega) :female:
Fighting/Steel - Naughty - Justified
1.3 m (4'3") - 62.6 kg (138 lbs)
The "mission" was to stop a wild little Pokémon who was bringing down small trees around random townsfolk. Nobody was being gravely injured, but this was quickly getting out of hand. When Fraye found the little Riolu responsible, he found that she was only trying to play pranks. Still, the attempt to show her it was wrong soon devolved into an all out brawl between Fraye and the Riolu. What certainly would have looked reckless, dangerous, and downright silly to any observer felt like an all out war for the Riolu and Fraye (who'd ordered his other Pokémon to stay out of it. Young and stupid, the two tumbled until they fell down a small waterfall. Fraye, to the Riolu's surprise, protected and pulled her from the water. Aurelia's been by his side ever since. She does still like playing the occasional prank here and there. Luckily... the destruction has been toned down.


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Mael
Poliwrath :male:
Water/Fighting - Relaxed - Water Absorb
1.24 m (4'1") - 57.61 kg (127 lbs)
Having found and caught a Poliwag during a particularly vicious storm, Fraye couldn't help but think that a name symbolic of the weather conditions was appropriate. Fortunately, the Pokémon's personality contrasted his namesake, making him a great partner for the Fighting-type specialist. Mael is observant and though he isn't quite as excitable or quick to action as some of Fraye's other Pokémon, he is ready to throw down should the situation call for it.

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Jampa
Medicham (Mega) :female:
Fighting/Psychic - Jolly - Telepathy
1.35 m (4'5") - 36.74 kg (81 lbs)
Catching Jampa was a simpler task than Fraye initially expected. Whether this was due to her approachable and cheery demeanor or her genuine joy at the prospect of the battle that preceded it is anybody's guess. Even so, she quickly became a pillar of Fraye's team. Whether it is official league business, an unofficial match, or simply lounging after a long day of training, Jampa's cheery demeanor is certain to lift spirits and round out her team.

Images and other info to be added later... Maybe.
Jojo - Pancham :male: - Fighting - Adamant - Iron Fist
Kraken - Clobbopus :male: - Fighting - Brave - Limber
Bloom - Breloom :female: - Grass/Fighting - Careful - Effect Spore

Images and other info to be added later... Maybe.
Khanom - Croagunk :male: - Poison/Fighting - Hasty - Poison Touch
Speedy - Hitmontop :female: - Fighting - Impish - Intimidate
Mael - Poliwrath :male: - Water/Fighting - Relaxed - Water Absorb
Aurelia - Lucario (Mega) :female: - Fighting/Steel - Naughty - Justified

Images and other info to be added later... Maybe.
Viribus - Hakamo-o :male: - Dragon/Fighting - Impish - Bulletproof
Squad - Falinks - Fighting - Jolly - Battle Armor
Vulcan - Shiny Infernape :male: - Fire/Fighting - Bashful - Blaze
Claws - Crabominable :male: - Fighting/Ice - Hardy - Hyper Cutter
Atlas - Machamp (Gigantimax) :male: - Fighting - Adamant - Guts

These Pokémon may be sitting on the bench, but they are always ready to come out and knock a few heads when Fraye needs them. Just because they're sitting pretty on "The Bench" doesn't mean Fraye hasn't been known to throw them into battle from time to time.
Ly - Bewear
:female:
- Normal/Fighting - Quirky - Fluffy
Misha - Mienfoo
:female:
- Fighting - Jolly - Regenerator
Bandit - Scraggy
:male:
- Dark/Fighting - Adamant - Shed Skin
Mysterio - Hawlucha
:male:
- Fighting/Flying - Naive - Limber
Kong - Primeape :male: - Fighting - Serious - Defiant

The two following Pokémon have been with Fraye for a long time now and hold a special place in his heart despite their statuses as non-Fighting-type Pokémon. They often provide companionship for long trips or simply for lounging around when he goes home to visit his mom and dad.

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Tank
Snorlax (Gigantimax) :male:
Normal - Careful - Thick Fat
2.21 m (7'3") - 509.39 kg (1123 lbs)


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Rain
Walrein :female:
Ice/Water - Calm - Oblivious
1.53 m (5') - 170.56 kg (376 lbs)

RELATIONSHIPS:
TBA​
 
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Hestia-I can definitely get behind her passion and drive. Getting back on your feet after any loss is tough and she never lets anything keep her down for too long. Feel like she needs to find something to direct that drive towards though. Other than Pokémon that is.

Rai-Great person to jam out with despite her quiet nature. She could afford to loosen up a bit, but she’s entitled to her privacy just like everyone else. I think she’d find she enjoys being around more people than she thinks if she gives them a chance.

Fiona-She’s a real wild card. Never really know what kind of stuff she has planned next but that’s what makes her fun to hang around; even if she can seem a bit abrasive at times. Always something new going on.

Charles-Haven’t spent much time around him and to be honest he’s a bit intimidating. Might try and ask him if I can run a gig in his bar though and learn from someone who has been around for awhile.

Malik-Malik’s a good guy; can always count on him to keep me on my toes especially when it comes to battling. He does so much for the league I’m honestly surprised he can keep any of it straight but everything always gets done, it’s crazy. Maybe one day I’ll finally be able to convince him to relax for more than 5 minutes.

Nordrin-I don’t know him that well. Heard quite a bit through rumors, but I’ve got no idea which are true. He can be a bit harsh but I’m pretty sure he’s got a good heart under it all.

Thomas-Never really had much interaction with him, but he’s a good guy from what I’ve heard. Always looking out for the challengers that come through and making sure they don’t let loss discourage them. I’d be interested in battling against him. See what kind of strategies he has against poison types.

Aron-Haven’t really had much interaction with him, so I don’t know much about him. Best I can tell he’s basically the opposite of his sister which works as a nice balance I suppose.

Lynn-She seems like a fun person to be around if you need an energy boost. Honestly, she’d make a great member of the band with that much enthusiasm.

Fraye-Reminds me of some of the other fighting type specialists I’ve met: loud, lively, and always willing to get into a brawl. Though I’m not one to talk about volume with some of the members of the team. He seems like a fun person to be around.

Iris-She cares about her pokemon more than anyone I’ve ever met and that’s seriously saying something. Got a love of the arts which is definitely something I can appreciate.
Hestia-Knew her a little bit in Circhester but given our age difference, and other factors, I didn’t really get to know her all that well before I left. Hopefully we get a chance to know each other better.

Rai-Dunno much about her since she keeps quiet most of the time and tends to stick with the minor leagues. I’d like to see if I could get her to loosen up and have some fun with the rest of us but who knows if that’ll happen.

Fiona-She always knows how to have a good time and that’s something anybody can appreciate. Chairman expects us to put on a show and I know for certain she can do that. Also the best person to go bar hopping with as far as I know.

Charles-Reminds me a bit of my own grandpa before he passed away. Always willing to lend an ear and provide some advice to those who need it. Can’t say he isn’t an intimidating trainer as well.

Malik-Strong trainer from what I know. Puts a lot of effort into helping out everyone else and not so much himself. I remember when he gave over his position in the major leagues to Fiona. Didn’t seem like the best idea for his career, but whatever is best for him.

Nordrin-Definitely doesn’t look like what you’d expect a fairy type trainer to be but I’m not one to judge a book by it’s cover and it’s clear he’s got the respect of most of the leaders. Got my respect as well since he’s got one of the few types strong against my dragons.

Thomas-Don’t know him all that well unfortunately. He’s certainly more busy than many of us but his willingness to help out his challengers is something I agree with wholeheartedly.

Aron-Haven’t had as much interaction with him as I’ve had with his sister, but I’d like to get to know him better. I’ve heard enough about him from Lynn to get a feeling that he’s a real good guy.

Lynn-She’s great! Comes around to the gym pretty regularly for some of the battles that go on and brings a great energy to the stadium. She’s always got great tips and tricks for how the challengers can improve; I’m always willing to return the favor of course.

Fraye-He’s another person who’d be fun to join in a bar crawl and seems like the kind of guy who’s just fun to hang around. Get the impression there’s a lot more to him than that though.

Iris-She’s a bit of an odd one, but I respect her love of her Pokémon. I’ve got a ghost type myself and know there’s more to them than anyone seems to know. You gotta be a top notch trainer to work with those tricksters.
 

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NAME:
Clorin Esbeau

AGE:
24

GENDER:
Male

BIRTHPLACE:
Wyndon


OCCUPATION:
Major League Gym Leader
Board Member of the Amaranth Company

GYM TYPE:
Water


HAIR COLOR:
Black

EYE COLOR:
Mahogany

HEIGHT:
6'1

COMPLEXION:
Ivory

BODY COMPOSITION:
Lean


OTHER:
He has a long colorful tattoo of turbulent ocean waves that span from shoulder to shoulder, and across his upper chest.

PERSONALITY:
Clorin is a major proponent of 'work hard, play hard'. While he often gives off the vibe of someone who doesn't enjoy his job, he does take all of his responsibilities as a board member and gym leader quite seriously, despite how much he says that he hates it in a joking manner. With periods of refrain so few in between all of the travel as a businessman and challenges as a gym leader, it's no surprise that he is very open about the lavish lifestyle that he indulges outside of them. He's quite active on social media whether it's related to his artwork or his vacationing escapades, and is generally approachable in most cases.

As a gym leader, Clorin can come off as very boastful and conceited, operating under the notion that he's the strongest leader in the league. To him, strength is beauty; only the Pokemon whom he considers to be perfection are in his sights, and outside of Water-types, there are very few others if any. He is cold and laser-focused during battles when blows are exchanged in stark contrast to his cordial demeanor when drinks are shared.


BIOGRAPHY:

Clorin Esbeau is the only son of business magnate Laurence Esbeau, the chief executive officer of the Poketech Company situated in Jubilife City in the Sinnoh region, and Canna Esbeau (nee Amis), a renowned celebrity trainer-turned television show hostess for Jubilife TV. His parents relocated to the Galar region when Laurence intended to open a branch of the Poketech Company in Wyndon City, where Clorin was born shortly after. His family lead quite modest and simple lifestyles despite their wealth, which served to teach the boy about the importance of working hard to earn his place. From an early age, he was fascinated with the technological advances that the company spearheaded, spending much of his time beside his father's workstation.

The boy steadily became more involved with his father's research and innovations as a young teenager, primarily contributing behind the scenes as Clorin wasn't of legal working age yet. Several other businesses and conglomerates were all competing to create a smartphone to launch for the next generation, and only one would be selected by the Amaranth Company for regional promotion; the Poketech Company had cycled through several iterations only to find themselves stuck in development limbo and at risk of losing out to the others. Clorin was a frequent guest on his mother's television show which exposed him to a variety of Pokemon, and there was one in particular which sparked an idea in the teenager's mind. Inspired by the many forms of Rotom, he drew up the first blueprints and renditions of what would become the Rotom Phone for his father. To this day, it remains quite the little known fact that Clorin was responsible for the idea and design of the widely-used Rotom Phone.

At first, it didn't bother Clorin very much since he was too young to understand, but as the years passed and the boy learned more, this caused a strain in his relationship with Laurence. Tensions reached the point to where the sixteen year old left home to pursue different interests as an artist and Pokemon Trainer, cutting ties with his father. While he was practiced in the former, he had much to learn as a competitor, drifting around the Minor League and the Isle of Armor to hone himself; it was during this period of time that he found his specialty in Water-type Pokemon. He wasn't ever able to obtain a letter of endorsement early in his career, and so when he managed to progress into the Champion's Cup, the young trainer was always labelled as a wildcard contender.

It was during one particular season of the Gym Challenge where Clorin's determination produced great results, gaining national recognition that he felt was deserved after accruing a massive undefeated streak before the Champion's Cup against gym leaders and other challengers alike. Though he fell short of the Title Match, it brought Clorin to reconcile with his father, who revealed the origins of the Rotom Phone to the Chairman. The nineteen year old would also accept a job offering to design new architecture and technological hardware for the Amaranth Company, all while continuing to pursue the Gym Challenge.

Over the next few years, Clorin worked in tandem with his father, spearheading the current design of the Rotom Phone which would lead to several fast promotions in the company, culminating in a seat on the board itself as its youngest member. His popularity as a Gym Challenger and personality dramatically increased with his exposure on social media, and at twenty-two years old, he had proven himself worthy enough to become a Major Gym Leader by the Pokemon League. Most of his fans were ecstatic at the opportunity, but there are some who falsely claim that Clorin only obtained the position off of his wealth and connections.

The newly-appointed Gym Leader would take up his spot of interest back on the Isle of Armor where he had trained rigorously for many years, situating his seat at the Tower of Waters. Prospective challengers would undergo his challenge within the actual Tower of Waters, while the titular battle for his badge would take place within a sphere-like dome of water nearby that was designed by him. Though Clorin doesn't enjoy having to restrict himself quite a fair amount due to being the first Gym Leader in the rotation, he likes the idea of washing away trainers before they've even started.



"Water-type Pokemon are flawless; their power, their beauty... yet perfection, isn't good enough.
We will wash you asunder! Yield to me, the secret of your strength!
"
His personal team for the Champion's Cup and serious battles.

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Golisopod - 'Tower' - Bug / Water
Usually sent out at the beginning for a first impression of Clorin's opponent. Tower might seem like the imposing and daunting member of his team due to its stature and tendency in battle, but outside of it, he's actually the most timid among his six. He likes playing with small children, often giving them piggy-back rides. He and Chariot have a rivalry among one another for their trainer's attention.
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Milotic - 'Empress' - Water
Empress shares her trainer's dramatic flair inspired from their extreme perception of beauty, often flaunting the gracefulness in using its moves during battle. She is very cunning and intelligent, with a more defensive approach when sent into the fray. Empress, along with Emperor and Justice, are Clorin's longest tenured Pokemon, and is considered to be his most beautiful one.

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Sharpedo - 'Justice' - Water / Dark
Often called the terror of Clorin's team, Justice is ferocious and relentless towards his trainer's enemies, looking to always be on the offensive to keep them from recuperating. There are few occasions where Clorin will allow Sharpedo out of its Pokeball outside of battles, and while it will abide by his command to remain docile, it can only remain that way for so long before Justice's 'berserk' trait will make it become antsy. He is sometimes the recipient of Dynamax.

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Empoleon - 'Emperor' - Water / Steel
Emperor was originally given to Clorin by his mother as a Piplup, and he has raised him ever since. Similar to Empress, he is observant and sharp, always on the lookout for an opening to strike its opponent while sharing the latter's inherent defensive qualities. Emperor is usually the member of Clorin's team who trains the hardest during their sessions, primarily pitting itself against Justice to hone his defense.
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Gyrados - 'Chariot' - Water / Flying
Another physical powerhouse among the team alongside Justice. Chariot shares a rivalry with Tower, usually extending beyond just their training sessions; they'll even compete for who can give the most piggy-back rides to children, or the like. Chariot is quite laid back in comparison to the other Pokemon, fueled with the desire to impress Clorin with his natural strength. He is sometimes the recipient of Dynamax.

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(Gigantamax) Lapras - 'Priestess' - Water / Ice
Clorin actually found Priestess fairly late in his career as a Gym Challenger, having had no actual experience in the Dynamax phenomena and much less the Gigantamax Factor. Despite this, Priestess takes on a motherly role towards the other members of Clorin's team, often having to separate Tower and Chariot if they get into a dispute or stopping Justice from wreaking too much havoc during training. Though she is sweet and affectioniate, Priestess will not hesitate to wash away her trainer's enemies with the Gigantamax Factor.


"Hmph. Would you say coming to the Isle was worth the trip if you're about to lose?
Think you and your Pokemon can ride past these waves, Gym Challenger?"

His Gym Challenge team versus beginner-level Pokemon Trainers with little experience / few to no badges.

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Buizel - Water
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Mareanie Poison / Water
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(Dynamax) Starmie - Water / Psychic

"Don't get so ahead of yourself.
You may have bested the tower, but I'm still standing here, Gym Challenger!
"
His Gym Challenge team versus intermediate-level Pokemon Trainers with some experience / many or few badges.
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Lanturn♂ - Water / Electric
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Dewgong ♀ - Water / Ice
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Cramorant ♀ - Water / Flying

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(Dynamax) Greninja ♂ - Water / Dark

"Hoh? You're challenging me? Instead of running away, you're challenging me?
Then come as close as you'd like, Gym Challenger!"

His Gym Challenge team versus expert-level Pokemon Trainers with lots of experience / lots or many badges.
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Wailord - Water

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Cloyster - Water / Ice
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Toxapex - Poison / Water
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Kingdra ♀ - Water / Dragon
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(Gigantamax) Blastoise - Water


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Hestia: "Love the lass, we hang out a lot. Though I wish she didn't flip her shite every time she loses a big match. Needs tae relax more."

Rai: "Bit prickly, that one. She don't like tae open up much, almost never takes my invitation to drink together. Almost."

Ezran: "Good tunes. Think he's a bit up his own arse about how people react tae Poison types, but good man nonetheless."

Silas: "Havin' a Dragon-type myself, I can respect th' madman who trains a whole Gym of 'em. Definitely a good showman out on th' pitch, and strong tae boot."

Malik: "Fockin' bastard suckered me into this job. Don't mind him otherwise, but sometimes I wish he ain't sought me out fer this."

Clorin: "I like that he knows how tae have a good time, but fock me, he's a right cunt on th' pitch. How in hell are ya gonna call yerself th' strongest Gym Leader an' be first up in line?"

Nordrin: "We really gotta talk about this? Fine, fine. I know he's a bit of a cunt...okay, not just a bit. But there's a good man under there. He gives a
shite. I just think he gives too damn much of one to make time fer much else in life. And don't ye go reading too much into that."

Iris: "Right cute lass, that one. All those rumors're bloody stupid, but I like it when she fucks about and plays along. We're good friends, too. I like tae drag her out fer a night on th' town every now an' then."

Fraye: "Now there's a swell lad. Always happy an' up fer a good time. Just my style. Plus, he's my favorite drinkin' partner of the lot."

Thomas: "Good head on his shoulders. I agree with his philosophy, more or less. Plus, I respect how damn determined he is. Been beating his arse back and forth fer a year and he just keeps coming back fer more."

Lynn: "Busy lil' Beedril, that one. Between her Gym, her announcer job, an' cleanin' up Spikemuth, I'm surprised she's got any time fer herself. Not bein' that hard a worker myself, I admire anyone who puts that much effort into what they do."

Aron: "Who th' bloody fock names their kid after a Pokemon? Sheesh, Lynn got lucky. Still, I like 'em. Gets a bit distracted, an' ya gotta keep him on focus, though."

Charles: "Old man reminds me of th' grandpa I ain't never had. Always willing tae at least hear yer stupid shite out, an' tells it like it is too. Don't hurt that he's got probably th' only pub in Wyndon that stocks buckie."

Hestia: "Spirited girl. Though her passion's a double-edged sword. She's driven, that's for certain. But her ego gets in her way."

Rai: "Frequents my bar a lot. I can tell she's carrying some baggage with her, but it's not my place to pry. Though I hope someone can get past her shell."

Ezran: "A good man. Standoffish, but I can understand it. Plus, I know what it's like to train a type that most of the public doesn't think much of, though Normal types have never had it as bad as Poison types."

Silas: "Most Dragon Tamers I've met have been the most arrogant bastards on Arceus's green earth. The League and the public are fortunate that Silas has his head on right, though I suspect the television networks are disappointed."

Malik: "I've known Malik the longest out of this lot, and I respect him the most out of all the Galar Leaders. He's done quite a lot for the League, and burnt himself out in the process. Believe me, I've been there. Only time and rest will help."

Clorin: "The boy's head is so far up his arse that I'm surprised he can still see straight. How do I know? My niece is a fan."

Nordrin: "An admirable figure, despite his attitude. The youth under his watch could certainly have worse mentors."

Iris: "A fine young lady, that one. The public's reaction to her is utterly ridiculous, though. They'll come around in time, but this is the sort of thing that shouldn't need an adjustment period in the first place."

Fraye: "Curious, willing to learn, and never gives up. All good traits. He's had some missteps with the media, but I can't say he didn't bring that on himself."

Thomas: "A good, hard worker. Certainly a fine influence on any Trainer that comes through his Gym."

Lynn: "Spikemuth wasn't always on the rise in Galar. That town's fortunate to have a Gym Leader so dedicated to its growth. Excellent job commentating on the Cup with her brother, too."

Aron: "Could stand to get his head out of the clouds. Has a rather good head on his shoulders when he's not distracted, though."

Fiona: "Talented and intelligent, but she's wasting her potential simply lazing around and goofing off. Still, underneath all the slacking and deliberate idiocy, there's someone who cares. Girl's also the only reason I stock this bloody awful tonic wine."
 
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