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: No. Specializes in Pokemon theory more than battles at this point, having read about pokemon battles his entire life.Appearance: Personality:
John was never a shy person. While not the most popular boy growing up, the few friends he did have knew him very well. He is kind, loyal, and never hesitates to do what he thinks is right or tell you how he feels. He hardly ever instigates fights, but once someone challenges him, he is a force to be reckoned with. John never had very many pokemon growing up, so he never really learned how to battle correctly.
Ever since he was old enough to read, however, he had been learning about Pokemon battles and the mechanics of how they worked. One day, a wounded Scyther showed up on his doorstep. After taking him to the Poke-Center, he then proceeded to watch over the Scyther until it was feeling well enough to come back to his house with him. Since then, Scyther and John have been steadfast friends.
Since none of his family had ever been pokemon trainers, there was no need for excess pokeballs around the house. John could still remember on his eighth birthday, receiving a pokeball and immediately placing it in a glass case and forgetting about it. All of the pokemon around the shop were tame, from the countless generations of spinarak, to the Pinsir that they've around before John was even born.
John's family ran a bug-themed restaurant and, while it wasn't the most lucrative job in the world, it did give him plenty of time to read and play with his pokemon. Being the bottom rung of the social ladder, John's family didn't splurge if they could help it. When the new champion balls came out, his father refused to buy any, stating that, "If there is no risk of failure, there is no joy in triumph." So, John and his family had to watch as everyone around them went and bought champion balls. And John and his family had to watch as, one by one, everyone around them lost their pokemon to Team Rocket. After the great Pokemon Purge, John swore to do what he could to help those in need, and ventured out with nothing but his Scyther, and a few old pokeballs in his pockets. Starting Town:
Fuchsia CityStarting Pokemon:
Scyther (he's not evolved...that counts, right?)