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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:
[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.