The One True Pibbles
In a parallel universe, the creatures we know as "Pokémon" are in fact, the dominant species on the planet. Humans do not exist in this world, there are only Pokémon. But, these Pokémon are different from the ones you and I have come to know: they are eerily humanoid.
Maintaining the same powers as their alternate-selves, the humanoid Pokémon are extraordinary specimens of the natural world. Humans possessing incredible abilities allowing them to control the elements, to fly through the sky with cloth-wings like birds, to use telepathy/telekinesis, and even the ability to change their form based on the strength in their heart or through mystical stones containing tremendous power (what we refer to as "Pokémon-Evolution).
But while there are no human beings in this world, the other animals have remained virtually the same. It is curious, almost as if the humanoid Pokémon have totally replaced human beings in this world, having taken the next evolutionary step before our primate relatives.
These alternate Pokémon have created a civilization all their own, building homes and towns that oddly resemble our own, but with a unique twist that only these incredible creatures could come up with. But surprisingly, they are much like human beings. They can think for themselves, they cultivate crops and livestock for their food needs, and they have even established social groups that model our religions, praying to the various "Legendaries", who they believe are Gods.
And just like humans, these Pokémon have an innate desire to explore the world around them, to seek out new life and fill in the blank spots on the map, to explain the unexplainable and to understand the unknown. While some have dedicated their lives to studying the world, there are those who set out to discover life's mysteries for themselves.
That's where, dear reader, you and I come in.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS!
Are you tired of your dull and routine lifestyle? Do you want to do something exciting every day? Have you ever longed to see the world and discover the secrets hidden within? If the answer is yes then don't wait another minute!
Come to the "Explorers Guild" in Littleroot Valley, where thousands of Pokémon from all over the world can build their very own explorer team! Meet new friends, build a secret base, pick a team name, and explore to your heart's content! You can work independently or use the Guild house to pick from missions that are posted daily on the bulletin board. These missions can range from finding berries, to finding lost Pokémon, to even going on a quest to explore ancient Legendary ruins! The possibilities are endless, and you can join for free!
Come see us at 187 Wartortle Way, Littleroot Valley, Kanto. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience!
Okay, so there's an actual plot to this, it's not just a random interest check xD
Basically, the plot follows us, a team of explorers, on our exploits to become the greatest heroes ever. Meanwhile, a serious plot involving the return of a Legendary Pokémon who was banished long ago for fear it's raw power could destroy the world is going on behind the scenes. The legendary in question is special, as it is the only Pokémon still possessing an animal form (meaning, it's not a Gijinka) and is essentially Giratina's superior (if you know the backstory of Giratina, he's literally the Pokémon Devil. So, imagine what his boss would be like.)
From there we get caught up in the quest to stop the legendary from returning or face the total collapse of the universe as we know it. So there's a lot at stake.
What I'd like from this RP is sort of a rag-tag team who doesn't necessarily mesh well at the start (for example: two members always butting heads for control, the shy member who just wants everyone to stop yelling, the overly-excited/hyper member constantly rushing into issues without thinking, etc) from all kinds of Pokémon types (what this means is we don't want everyone being a starter, so have some variety).
Now, here's some character stuff to talk about:
You can play up to 3 characters if you can handle it, so you've got plenty of opportunities to be your favourite Pokémon! Just don't make all three of them Starter Pokémon. I'm putting a limit on One Starter per player (example roster if you use all 3 characters: Amber the Charizard, Doug the Sandshrew, and Belle the Butterfree).
I will also create a list of starters to make sure we don't have doubles, so if there's a specific one you want then you'd better catch'em before somebody else does.
But I have to say this before hand just in case anyone thinks about it: LEGENDARY POKÉMON WILL BE NPC CHARACTERS, YOU CANNOT PLAY ONE. Sorry, but I've seen so many of these RPs fail because too many all-powerful legendary Pokémon were running around with a team of lesser Pokémon. That being said, pseudo legendaries like Meloetta are an exception to this rule. But again, I will post a list of banned legendaries so it's fair to everyone.
Also, if you're having trouble picking a Pokémon, I can give you the official "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Personality Test" to help determine what Pokémon you might be in real life (I'd add my own modifications to the test though because it would be too difficult to scan through the personalities of 720 Pokémon, give or take a few that are banned/taken by another player)
Anyways, post below if you're interested! We'll start the OoC after we have at least four people (eight players will be the maximum so thugs don't get too crazy in terms of characters).