Welcome to Pokétopia! IC Link: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/pokémon-legends-welcome-to-pokétopia.44530/ ~~ 8 Years Ago.. ~~ "Greetings all you Poké-Fans from all across the beautiful Alilffa Region! Welcome back to Day 18 of the Pokétopia Festival for the final round of the Tri-Badge Tournament! Today, we've got a be-ee-you-tiful match for you all! In the blue corner, we've got a special guest! Please welcome back, the current reigning Champion, Wes, with his be-ee-you-tifully unbeatable team of Espeon and Umbreon!" WHOOOO! YEAH! GO WES! KICK THAT NEW-GUY'S BUTT! "Aaaaand in the red corner, we've got a kid all the way from the Kanto region! He's been on a quest to become the ultimate "Pokémon Master" since 1997. Currently, he's been dominating in the tournament and has managed to take down every one of his opponents with a skillful group of mixed type Pokémon, including a very dedicated Pikachu. So, it is my great honour to introduce, the one, the only, ASH KETCHEEEEM!" WHOOOOOP WHOOOOOP! LETS GO ASH! KICK HIS BUTT! PIKACHU! PIKACHU! "Alright you two, I want a nice, clean fight from you. This is the final round of the tournament, so all items are banned, including healing items or items held by Pokémon. You may choose to forfeit at anytime, but in order to do so you must throw up a red flag. Got it?" "Yeah! Totally!" "Of course." "Alllllrighty then! TRAINERS, GET INTO POSITION! LEEETS GET READY TO POKÉ-BAAAATTLLLEEEEEE!!" "Hey, Wes.. Good luck, man." "You too, kiddo. Try not to take it to hard when I win, hehe." "Haha! Do you hear this guy Pikachu? Come on, lets get started!" The Pokétopia Festival is a massive gathering of Trainers, Professors, Pokémon, and even Rangers that only takes place every 8 years in the Alilffa Region. Its an epic Eight Week, 52 Day event, that takes place during the months of June and July. The festival has a multitude of events such as Beauty Pageants, multiple Tournaments (with over 82 different arenas, each seating about 800 people), a Full-Pokémon Themed Amusement Park with over 56 different attractions, Poké-Gardens (for trainer on trainer socialization and friendly competition battles), and so much more. It an event that every Trainer (and their Pokémon) dreams about attending in their lifetime. However, due to the large amount of attractions, features, and tournaments, the cost of just one ticket (low class) is extremely high. However, those who have proven themselves to be extraordinary in their own way (becoming a Gym Leader, Conquering the Elite Four, Capturing/Encountering a Legendary Pokémon, "Catching them All", begin a job as a Professor, ect) gain a major discount on their ticket, as well as a free upgrade to a "HeartGold Card", which allows full (and free) access to the Theme Park, Attractions, Tournaments, Pageants, Food, and even a room at the 5 Star "Mew-Towers Hotel". As it turns out, you are one such individual! You have done something extraordinary in your quest to become a Pokémon Master and so, have received an invitation to the Pokétopia Festival in a few weeks, with a HeartGold Card attached. Packing up your bags and grabbing your Pokémon, you head out towards the Sea-Port to await the arrival of the "S.S. Kyorge". What wonders and adventure await you in Pokétopia? Only time will tell, but something grand is waiting for you! So get to it, Trainer! Pokétopia is waiting for you! RULES: 1. No GMing. We don't want any Mary-Sues or Gary-Sues 2. Maximum of 3 Active Characters per person. Any more needs approval by a GM 3. Pokémon Combat needs to be fair. Don't say that your Squirtle keeps avoiding the attacks of a Loppuny. Its not fair and is very GM-ish. Your Pokémon isn't invincible. I'll be explaining more about combat when prompted. 4. Keep it PG-13!! Romance and Lovey-Dovey stuff is fine, as well as the occasional innuendo, but take smut scenes to PM, please. 5. Some scenes will be time skipped if they drag on too long/get too boring, but most of the time we will RP things through. 6. At the starting-point of the RP, your characters will meet up somewhere and become part of the main group of Trainers. You can decide how to introduce your character to the others, I won't be picky. 7. Don't act GM (ex. Using 1-Hit KO moves all the time. Unless its a certain circumstance, the move will miss. I'll make it clear when the move won't miss) 8. Post at least two paragraphs each time (more is fantastic) 9. GM posts will be announced (these include plot movers, special events or even the death/introduction of a new character) 10. If you got this far, here's a cookie *hands cookie* 11. Please make PvP combat fair. It really sucks when somebody unleashes their ultimate power and freezes the other person's foot to the floor, then proceed to just punch the crap out of their immobile opponent. In addition, GM actions (constantly avoiding attacks, 1-hit KO moves) will NOT be allowed inside PvP combat unless approved/announced in a GM event. 12. Enjoy the RP to the best of your ability!! Trainer character sheet: Name: Nickname: (optional) Age: (10-21) Gender: Home Region: Appearance: Pokemon: (Maximum of 8, but I'll have more if you want. No legendaries or very rare/event Pokémon like Celebi or the Regi's) Age when Trainer Started Pokémon Journey: Starter Pokémon: Crushes/Relationship Status: (feel free to discuss this with other players, or it could be an NPC character) Trainer's Favourite Pokémon: (The Pokémon your character uses most often. You can have up to 3.) Reasons for Attending The Featival: (If a professor sent you, name them. If your mom pressured you into going, then say so. If you came to sneak off with free food and drinks, then join the party). Goals/Hopes for the Festival: (First Place in a specific category, to have a fun time, ect) Goals/Hopes as a Trainer: (Obviously, to become a Master, but maybe you had different ideas based on specific traits your character has) Other: (optional) **Also, we can play either Canon Game Characters (ex. Red, Hilda, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald May, ect), OC's, or a mix of both. We won't be playing any characters like Ash from the anime because they would be more of side characters, or not exist at all.** Pokémon Character Sheet: Name of Pokémon: (Real name of Pokémon) Nickname: (optional) Gender: Appearance (Optional): (Picture of Pokémon. Really only used if your Pokémon is Shiny, wears clothes, or looks different. I'm pretty sure we all know what most Pokémon look like, and if not, there's always the good'ol Pokédex :3) Moves: (Pokémon can know 6 moves, but must relate to type and Pokémon. HM's are allowed, but again, only used on Pokémon who can learn them. No flying/surfing Pikachu's) Amazing Abilities/Traits (Optional): HOLY CRAP! Your Pokémon can talk?! It knows how to use a surfboard?! ITS A SHINY POKÉMON?! Then put something here). ~~ (My Character Sheet) Name: Nathaniel Sanzo Nickname: "Nate" Age: 18 Gender: Male Home Region: Kanto (moved to Unova at age 15) Pokemon: Pichu (Sparky), Eevee (Maxwell), Charizard (Pyro), Lapras (Shelly), Bayleaf (Blossom), Mismagius (Ms. Fortune), Meloetta (Serenity), Lucario (Ōrayūzā: "Aura User") Age when Trainer Started Pokémon Journey: 10 (got his first Pokémon at age 8) Starter Pokémon: Pichu (Sparky) Crushes/Relationship Status: For the past 3 years, he's had a crush on his next-door neighbour, Hilda (but he's too shy to admit it for fear that she'll reject him) Trainer's Favourite Pokémon: Sparky, Maxwell, Pyro Reasons for Attending The Festival: Nate wishes to have the greatest time of his life with all his Pokémon and fight against some of the best trainers in the world. Also, word got out that he managed to find and capture Meloetta, which made people respect him as a "Legendary Catcher". Goals/Hopes for the Festival: Nate wishes to enter the Tri-Badge Tournament and defeat the current reigning champion, Wes. Also, he hopes that he and his Pokémon will become stronger and work even more as a unified team. Goals/Hopes as a Trainer: He defiantly wants to Catch'Em all, but Nate also wants to one day become an Elite Four Champion for the Unova Region. Other: His Theme Song: Nate also has an aptitude for cooking and is very sweet natured. He's always very nice to those who deserve kindness. ~~ Pokémon Party ~~ Name of Pokémon: Pichu Nickname: "Sparky" Gender: Male Appearance (Optional): Moves: Thunder, Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Mega Punch Amazing Abilities/Traits: Sparky absolutely refuses to go into a Pokéball and as a result, he just rides around on Nate's right shoulder. Sparky also has a love for human food, specifically Rice Cakes and will actually bite somebody if they try to take it away from him. Along with refusing to enter a Pokéball, Sparky has shown no signs of evolving and seems to really enjoy being a Pichu. Name of Pokémon: Eevee Nickname: "Maxwell" Gender: Male Appearance: Moves: Crunch, Quick Attack, Take Down, Dig, Hidden Power (Ground), Skull Bash Amazing Abilities/Traits: Maxwell has been Nate's closest traveling companion since he met Sparky. The trio are inseparable and act like best friends. Maxwell believes that he is larger then he looks and has an extraordinary sense of bravery, which often gets him into trouble. He also acts like he is Nate's pet dog. Name of Pokémon: Charizard Nickname: "Pyro" Gender: Male Appearance: Moves: Flame Thrower, Dragon Claw, Fly, Dragon Pulse, Fissure Amazing Abilities/Traits: Pyro was actually given to Nate (as a Charmander) by a friend of his, Red, when he decided to give up a life of Pokémon Training to become a breeder with his sister, Yellow. Pyro isn't very cautious with his fire and often burns people or things on purpose. He has a bit of a grumpy disposition, as most of the time he longs for a new fight. As a result of his built-up anger and frustration, his foes fear him even more and his attacks become more serious (especially if he's cheesed off). Name of Pokémon: Bayleaf Nickname: "Blossom" Gender: Female Appearance: Moves: Giga Drain, Razor Leaf, Grass Knot, Sunny Day, Solarbeam, Protect Amazing Abilities/Traits: Blossom loves the rain and often relies on Shelly to help her get some rain started. The water cooks her off and refreshes her. Nate secretly thinks she would have preferred being born as a Water type over a Grass Type. She'll escape her Pokéball if even a trickle of rain begins to fall, much to Nate's embarassment. Name of Pokémon: Lapras Nickname: "Shelly" Gender: Female Appearance: Moves: Surf, Rain Dance, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Frost Breath, Sheer Cold Amazing Abilities/Traits: Shelly is quite a drama Queen. She needs constant attention and desires the glamour that comes from a victory. She also loved beauty pageants (much to Nate's distress and suffering) and currently has 6 Blue Ribbons thanks to her performances. She also has a close relationship with Blossom and seems to adore being in the water. Name of Pokémon: Mismagius Nickname: "Ms. Fortune" Gender: Female Appearance: Moves: Destiny Bond, Dark Pulse, Hex, Perish Song, Shadow Ball, Will-o-Wisp Amazing Abilities/Traits: Ms. Fortune got her name from exactly what she did best: cause misfortune to her foes. She loves being mischievous and dark, loving every time she scares people half to death. However, she can be extremely creepy and terrifying at times, which makes Nate's other Pokémon fear her, even when she's playful. Name of Pokémon: Meloetta Nickname: "Serenity" Gender: Female Appearance: Moves: Psychic, Psyshock, Sing, Dream Eater, Protect, Hyper Voice Amazing Abilities/Traits: Strong and dignified, Serenity acts like a mother figure to Nate and the other Pokémon. She deeply cares for them all and thanks to her psychic abilities, can communicate personally with them all. She can use both telepathy to communicate, as well as speaking the English language (something she learned how to do from reading Nate's mind). Name of Pokémon: Lucario Nickname: Japanese: Ōrayūzā. English: "Aura User" Gender: Male Appearance: Moves: Dragon Pulse, ExtremeSpeed, Aura Sphere, Heal Pulse, Hi Jump Kick, Focus Punch Amazing Abilities/Traits: Ōra actually doesn't inhabit a Pokéball at all. In fact, you could technically say that he isn't "Nate's Pokémon". In fact, the Lucario (a Riolu when they first met) decided to join the promising young man's quest to get stronger when Nate saved him from a member of Team Plasma who had tried to capture the Pokémon for his boss.