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Author Topic: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; closed until further notice.)  (Read 6468 times)

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Offline RevenentTopic starter

The Adventure
OOC Discussion
Interest Check
Character Roster
Region Map/Event Listing
Tetso Pokedex


Welcome to Tetso.

In myth, Tetso, and specifically the Krakkulon Bay it surrounds, was the region where man and pokemon first came together as friends and learned to live in peace, now reflected in the nature-centric lifestyles of its inhabitants. But today, it's home to one of the largest stadiums in the world, the Seastorm Championship Stadium, connected to the massive, island-based Seastorm City. The stadium has been hosting countless events and expanding for over half a century, attracting some of the most powerful and famous trainers from across the world to spectate, promote events, and, of course, challenge each other thunderous battles. It was the central and perhaps only establishment for organized pokemon battles in Tetso; until recently.

Six months ago, seeing the need to give local trainers a chance to train and grow without having to enter themselves into events that were out of their league, four former Gym Leaders from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh came together and formed a new Tetso Pokemon League, choosing eight local and visiting trainers to set up brand new Gyms for trainers to test their mettle at! With the new League in place, the brand new Elite Four constructed a Pokemon League headquarters just south of Seastorm City and locked themselves away, leaving the new Gym Leaders to train and grow along with their challengers, and to do their parts as the new unofficial guardians of the region...

Things to Know:

So, if I didn't make it clear enough, the majority of the characters in this RP, i.e. the ones you playing, aren't going to be just any old trainers, but the budding Gym Leaders of this original region, who will actually have to train and increase both their strength and the quality of their gym challenge! I'm currently cooperating with a member of a recently failed Pokemon RP to help make this as organized as possible, with an Event system and everything to keep giving players goals, but here's a quick run-down of some of the important details:

-This is a freeform, semi-sandbox RP. There will be a central story, but characters will be free to move around wherever and the main plot will gradually become more important down the line. There will be no stats or levels, but players are expected to be truthful to what their pokemon can do based on actual base stats. I'm considering making it so that all moves learned are just kept forever to remove the micromanagement of remembering the movesets for an entire team of pokemon, but that's still undecided. Bulbapedia will be the main source of information on moves that can be learned, stats, and whatever else.

-A new region means new pokemon, along with ALL currently existing pokemon (no "Gens 1 and 2 only!" here). We won't go overboard, but I have two or three original Legendaries in mind for involvement in the story and the lore. Beyond that, I was considering including these, along with any original pokemon you can suggest:

Fakemon (especially the last page)
Additional Eeveelutions

-Depending on their preference, each player may not only design their character, but also their gym challenge, the town they live in, and even the surrounding landmarks and dungeons if they wish. If not, the GMs can just do it for them.

-Until we have all eight Gym Leader slots filled, I will accept a MAXIMUM of two non-leader characters, for people who don't really feel like playing a Gym Leader. Once we have all eight slots filled, people are free to play whatever.

EDIT: I'm opening this up to all characters now, Gym Leader or not.

Once we get a few more votes of interest going, I'll throw up a character sheet template, and we can start building our new region! For now, if you're interested, just say so and make sure to claim what Type you want to specialize in. So far, the following are taken:

Various (so GL characters MUST specialize in something)

Also, while the following aren't explicitly taken, they are discouraged to avoid redundancy with our Elite Four characters. If you really, really want one, let me or Ember Star know and we'll work something out...again:


Details on choosing your starting team will be up shortly. So, do we have any takers?

Character Sheet:

Code: [Select]
[b]Age:[/b] Being that this is a new Pokemon League, it's reasonable to expect most of the Gym Leaders to be younger.
[b]Appearance:[/b] Pictures are welcome, but not necessary. If you don't include one, be sure to be detailed with your description.
[b]Specialization:[/b] Mandatory if you're playing a Gym Leader.
[b]Orientation:[/b] Might as well include it. Any are welcome, but feel free to leave it blank if you haven't decided yet.
[b]Personality:[/b] Keep it simple if you want, but remember that this will probably reflect on your character's Type choice and the style of Gym Challenge they instate, as well as their battle methodology.
[b]Hometown and Region:[/b] If they're a local, you don't have to include the town, unless you've already thought of a name for one.
[b]Background:[/b] At least a paragraph or two would be appreciated. Especially important is their trainer history, how they came to choose their Type, and probably how they got noticed by the Tetso Elite Four.

[b]Starting Team:[/b] Since they're all new Gym Leaders here, and we want some sort of progression in the RP, here are the rules for your opening team:

-One first stage pokemon and one second stage (mine being a Turtwig and a Gloom, for example).
-No second stage starters or pseudo-Legendaries (i.e. you can have a Charmander or a Dratini, but not a Charmeleon or a Dragonair, at least not until the former evolves).
-A second stage of a two-stage family or a pokemon with no evolutions or preevolutions is acceptable for the second slot.
-Pokemon that seem too powerful may be denied. (I wouldn't want someone starting with a Rhydon, even though it's only the middle pokemon in its family. A Magmar might be okay, though.)
-Include their moves. The first stage can start with three, the second stage can start with four. Keep it as something they would learn under level, say, 20 or 25, or by TM if it's not too strong.
-For the sake of making this less confusing, without special permission, you may only nickname your character's primary pokemon (or just one of your choice).
-No legendaries, obviously.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 06:19:03 PM by Revenent »

Offline Latooni Subota

Hmm. While I normally don't tend to do sandboxy games since I like heavy gm involvement/control, this is actually kind-of a nifty concept. I'm not sure if I'd try to leap on one of the two trainer slots, or make a Gym Leader though . . . hmm. I can guarantee that my Gym Challenge would probably be pretty weird, or annoying, to the poor trainers though!

Mid-posting Edit: Okay fine, I totally want to be a Gym Leader and design my own area and town and stuff! Hahaha! Has anyone chosen which towns they want yet? Are we free to request a town added in a certain place, or another landmark? Still thinking up my Gym Type though.

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Trust me, it's not going to be that sandbox-y. Aside from meeting up with other characters, the majority of a Gym Leader's movements are going to be to respond to Events, which will be either put in place by GMs or requested/suggested by players. Events can be calls for aid by the locals, challenges by trainers, challenges by prospective GLs who want to take your place, and so on. Basically, since GMs will be organizing most of the random battles/trainer encounters, expect a ton of involvement on our part.

So far, the only town that's taken is the small town that's furthest east on the map, which I'm using for my character. Other than that, you're free to any of them, and yes, feel free to request one in a new location if you have a good idea for it. I also highly encourage you to think of landmarks near by, since every town should have stuff to do around it.

Offline Latooni Subota

I think I'd get a kick out of going as a Dark-type gym leader, since there haven't been any in canon before. I also wouldn't mind claiming the big city to the north of the stadium, since Dark Types feel like they'd fit in well in a big honkin' city. Which I'm starting to have ideas for . . . The city and the area north of it was mysteriously 'sunk' through unusual earthquakes waaay back when, creating all sorts of underground ruins and tunnels. Rather than move away, the people built up a new city on TOP of it, and history continued on from there. Basically, there's the city on top, the sewer systems and stuff the next layer down, then under that there's all manner of tunnels and collapsed ruins and things that may or may not have cool things in them. Think that's something we can work with?

Edit: Also, northern edge of the map? We should totally have a Safari Zone. I'd love to mess with a Safari Zone. :3

Offline Sylia

Hrm, I'd like to say I'm interested in doing a fighting type gym. Not too sure on the details juuuust yet, but I figured I'd put my interest in first. Also, is it okay if I import the general idea behind my character from another pokemon game I was in? I just really liked her and she was a fighting type trainer.

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Latooni: The only thing I had in mind for the big city to the north was that there would be access by ferry to the Stadium, as I want at least three routes leading into Seastorm City from the mainland. But I don't see that being for you idea, which I like a lot. ;D It would actually work rather well with the lore of the region, too, as a sort of echo of events from the past that created the bay in the first place. So yeah, I'm fine with that.

As for the Safari Zone, sure, why not? My character, an aspiring Pokemon Professor, is already going to be working out of a wildlife reserve, but's that more like a Safari Zone minus the safari, so having both should be fine.

Sylia: I have no problem with that. Gym Leaders are quite varied in terms of personality, so just about any type of character can be made to work.

Should I put you both down as confirmed participants, then? Asking mainly so I know if I should edit the thread title.

Offline Latooni Subota

Heck yeah :3

Maybe rather than a straight-up Safari Zone, it can be more of a Casino/Resort area. The big city tries to get tons of tourism via the ruins for intellectuals, the casino part of the area for the gambling/rich types, and the 'Safari Zone' part where they ship in all sorts of pokemon (or hire trainers to catch pokemon for them in exchange for some traveling money, hint hint) so they can have contests of people trying to catch the pokemon and stuff. Sort of a 5 trainers enter, whoever catches the best one gets an extra prize, sort-of thing. Kinda like the Bug-Catching Contests, only  . . . MORE. XD

Offline Sylia

Definitely. Also I gotta message you over some of the other details about the character to ensure I can actually use her in this game.

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Cool. :-)

And Latooni, that's fine with me. This is your city to play with anyway, so feel free to work on the details all you want.

Offline ShadowFox89

 I would be interested in playing a Gym leader... Would a psychic gym be fine?

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Yep, that should be fine.

Offline Latooni Subota

Helpful Latooni is Helpful!

These are the remaining Types that aren't taken-


Lots of cool stuff to play with, yeah? X3

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Steel is taken (more or less), but Water is still open (probably).

Also, just so you guys know, I opened this up fully for non-GL characters, so there you go.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 01:19:15 PM by Revenent »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (7/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 01:51:36 PM »
WHoops, my bad. I made a mistake when copying down things! XD

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (7/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 12:28:49 PM »
I'm hoping for at least one more now to round things off. Should I just put the character sheet up now?

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (7/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 12:32:24 PM »
 I think so. Would twin psychic gym leaders be fine with you?

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (7/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »
Yeah, might as well put the sheet up now.

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (7/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 02:20:00 PM »
Character sheet is up.

Shadow, I'm not too sure, but feel free to PM me with the details and try to convince me.

EDIT: We also may or may not have our eighth Gym Leader; I'll let you guys know once the details are clear.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 02:38:38 PM by Revenent »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 05:47:58 PM »
I'll work up more details on the city and related areas when I get the chance, but here's a character sheet for now!

Name: Elly MacDougal
Age: 22

Specialization: Dark
Orientation: Bisexual

Personality: Self-Centered. That's the biggest thing about Elly that you'll notice. As one of the 'priviledged', she's grown up to be rather lazy and sort of a pain. The world is supposed to revolve around her, and you should understand that. She tends to get bored easily, and wander off to do any number of things as long as it's something that can hold her attention. She's fairly cat-like in that regard.

Hometown and Region: Douglasberg City, Tetso Region.

Background: Elly is quite possibly the wealthiest girl in the entire Tetso region. Her family goes all the way back to the founding of Douglasberg, and were the people that over the years have made the city what it is. Growing up as a little princess with all of her needs and wants fulfilled . . she was pretty damn bored. The girl took up wandering about the ruins that Douglasberg was built over, when she finally found something interesting: wild pokemon! The ruins always seemed to be a magnet for Dark-type pokemon, so she found herself quickly growing to like them.

A bit of pouting and "Daddy~"-ing managed to convince her father to expand his shiny new casino and resort, to have battling facilities and a Safari Zone installed so she could have fun. Since this was the first time in years that she'd actually showed initiative, he caved in, and to his surprise the city became even MORE popular! In the years that followed, Elly was revealed to have a rare talent when it came to catching and battling pokemon. She was difficult to read, and nearly impossible to panic, so she managed to win battles that should have been all but impossible. When word of her skills reached the Elite Four, they granted her the chance to open up her very own Pokemon Gym in the city.

Starting Team:
Attacks: Low Kick, Faint Attack, Brick Break

Attacks: Rage, Bite, Sand-Attack, Sand Tomb

« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 10:26:30 PM by Latooni Subota »

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2012, 10:00:56 PM »
Don't worry too much about the city just yet. I'm going to have a separate thread later listing details of each city and the Gym challenges for those that have Gyms. For now, just take your time to go over the details in your head.

The profile looks good, excepting your starting team have four and five attacks respectively, instead of the three and four that were allowed. Work that out, and you should be good to go. :-)

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2012, 10:25:46 PM »
Whoops, that was me not re-reading the instructions properly. Lol

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 10:36:14 PM »
Thanks for fixing that. I'm still working out the details on how we're actually going to reward players with new moves and evolutions, but I figure it's easiest to just start with a small moveset and work our way up from there.

Elly Macdougal - Approved

Offline Sylia

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 11:18:45 PM »
I'll work on mine tomorrow! I'm still trying to decide what fighting types I wanna use.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2012, 11:25:17 PM »
Name: Natasa
Age: 19
Appearance: .
Specialization: Psychic
Orientation: Bi
Personality: Natasa is driven and fierce, throwing herself completely into any project she sets her mind to. She doesn't like being told no and can have a dangerous temper when provoked. Most of the time, however, she keeps her temper under control.
Hometown and Region: Slateport City, Hoenn
Background: Natasa was born in Slateport City in Hoenn, the only child of two former trainers. Living around pokemon her entire life, her psychic potential was obvious from the age of four. Natasa spent years honing her psychic ability, focusing on telekinetic and empathic abilities. By her 16th birthday, Natasa had left Slateport on a boat headed to the Tetso region, leaving everything familiar behind, with the exception of her two pokemon that she received as eggs.
 Natasa traveled through Tetso until she arrived at Reinso city, which was under attack by a swarm of Beedrill. With the aide of her Meditite and Ralts, Natasa was able to drive off the bug pokemon. A member of the elite four [steel trainer's name] was watching. Impressed with her skill at handling the swarm, s/he offered Natasa a position in the fledgling pokemon league. Natasa accepted, and soon started working on constructing her own gym.

Starting Team:
Meditite ♀ - Level 10; Bide, Meditate, Confusion, Low Sweep
Ralts ♀ - Level 10; Growl, Confusion, Double Team
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 10:48:55 PM by ShadowFox89 »

Offline RevenentTopic starter

Re: Pokemon: Chains of Evolution (8/8 Gyms filled; accepting trainers!)
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 11:30:49 PM »
Did you decide not to go with the twins thing, Shadow?