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Have you always wanted to go on your own Pokemon journey? Do you dream of catching 'em all? Perhaps you want to help a friend rise to greatness as a breeder, or maybe you just wanna have sexytimes with Pokemon. Whatever your Pokemon dreams, this is the game for you. I am currently taking as many players as want to join as well as CO-GM's willing to help out. It will be sandbox with some GM-created plots and events. Players who remain active and do things will have interesting things happen to them.
Feel free to ask questions here. If I get enough interest an OOC and Character thread will appear swiftly. Don't be intimidated by the system. PTU looks more complicated than it really is, and I'm happy to help people with anything they need to get playing.Character Creation
This game will use Pokemon Tabletop United 1.05
system (the link is free, legal, and safe). The corebook and both Game of Throhs and Do Porygon Dream of Mareep are all available to players, and obviously the Pokedex. The Blessed and the Damned will be considered on a case by case basis.
Trainers start at level 5 and begin with a single starter Pokemon or morph at level 10. Morph PC's start at level 10.Setting
The Battle Islands are home of the Pokemon League world Headquarters run by Silph Co. and location of the annual Pokemon World Tournament. Trainers from all over the world come here to battle, catch rare pokemon, and participate in the world tournament every year, but in the past few years Silph has been expanding its operations beyond simple pokemon-related pursuits, encouraging its employees and other people to come and settle the huge island and its surrounding smaller islands.
The Lilo Honua archipelago is a collection of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts situated in the middle of the "Insert name here" ocean. The archipelago extends some 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometres) from the tip of the northernmost island to the southernmost end of the southernmost island.
Though once known as the "Mystery Islands”, they were renamed after Silph Co. purchased most of them to build their city and world-famous stadium. These drew trainers from all over the world, and before long the islands collectively became known as the Battle islands.
Eighteen years ago, the archipelago was joined by an enormous landmass that rose from the ocean's depths, untouched by the rest of the world and uninhabited by humans for thousands of years. This landmass, Western Battle Island, was immediately set upon by explorers, trainers, scientists, and people looking to settle in this new and untouched region, and in the past two decades a number of towns and even one city have sprung up on the western continent, which despite being heavily settled along its coasts still has vast, unexplored areas teeming with pokemon never seen before.
In addition to the appearance of an entire region, the baby boom that happened eighteen years ago caused an explosion in the population of all living things on earth, especially pokemon and Pokemorphs - previously, full pokemorphs had been a relatively small percentage of the total human population, but in the past two decades their population has exploded to encompass nearly forty percent of the total human population, and every year more and more morphs are born or evolve from humans and pokemon.Silph-Rocket Co.
When it comes to corporations in this world, Silph-Rocket Co. sits firmly at the top of the heap. A powerful multinational corporation with numerous subsidiaries formed by the merger of the former criminal organization Team Rocket and the Silph corporation, they make damn near everything you could possibly want or need (and many things you neither want nor need). Imagine if Wal-Mart Merged with microsoft into one mega-corporation, and then that mega-corporation went to war with every other corporation and absorbed thier power Highlander-Style, then used its newfound power to ruthlessly squish any competition, and you will have something of an idea how powerful Silph-Rocket is.
Breeding and Single-Gender Species: Some species of pokemon and pokemorph (Such as Hitmonlee/HitmanChan/Hitmontop, Sawk/Throh, and some others) only have a single gender for their entire species, with no female counterpart. So how, you ask, do they breed?
Well, they owe their continued existence to the town bicycle of the pokemon world: Ditto. Most of the Ditto that are found in the wild are the ones that decided not to take on the form of another species; the majority of Ditto choose a species of Pokemon or Pokemorph. These Ditto instantly become indistinguishable from the species they duplicated, and from that point on they are unable to ever change again.
To clarify Pokemorph behavior, and give general guidelines for how they should be played:
Pokemorphs, whether they were born human or born as Pokemon, have an innate desire to bond with a human. This is a quirk of their pokemon natures, and while it may be weaker or stronger in different individuals it is very rare for a Pokemorph to betray or abandon a trainer once they've been captured. It is simply not in their nature to do so; in cases of extreme abuse they can leave and morphs are still intelligent, thinking beings - but their biological and psychological urge is to seek out a trainer, and even the most independent morph might find himself inexplicably depressed if he is separated from even a cruel and abusive trainer. It is the nature of Pokemon to adapt to their environment and their situation, and morphs are no different.The Rules
1. We are all here to have fun. If you aren't having fun, tell the GM's, and we will find a way to make the game more enjoyable for you. There is no game without happy players.
2. The GM's run the game, but the setting belongs to everyone in it. If you want to flesh things out or run minor NPC's, do it. As long as you don't go too far with it, it is okay.
3. Obey all of Elliquiys rules and regulations. Period, not negotiable.
4. Grievances with other players should be settled civilly. If you can't be civil, take it to PM or ask for a GM to arbitrate. Greivances with the way the game is being run are also perfectly acceptable; talk to the GM. I will hear you out, and maybe even make changes if you can make a solid argument.
5. When you post, post a minimum of three sentences. Posts that are consistently smaller than this will get you a stern talking-to by the GM's, and if we cannot resolve the problem and help you write posts with more substance then you will be dismissed from this game.Pokemorphs
Pokemorphs are different from others of their kind. They are born as normal human beings or pokemon, but at some point in their lives they realize that they are not like others of their kind, and slowly begin to change from their natural form into that of a morph - a human/pokemon hybrid form that is a mixture of their two species, and eventually they regain the ability to assume a pure Pokemon form. Changing from morph form to Pokemon form is a Standard action. The pokemorphs statistics are identical to a normal Pokemon of their kind, though morphs tend to be at least as intelligent as an average human, or more intelligent depending on their species.
Pokemorphs, however human they may look, are not human. They can be captured in a pokeball unless they have an RFID tag and be made to do battle just like a normal pokemon - a terrible fate for a morph who grew up human, if they are forced to do so.
Like all pokemon, morphs are able to pop out of their pokeballs any time they want once captured, unless the pokeball is equipped with a Lock Case, though most pokemon and morphs don't mind being inside a pokeball because it is quite a pleasant experience; you are not shrunk down or miniaturized, so much as changed into an energy form and placed in a form of awakened suspension where you can still perceive things around your pokeball but are in a sleep-like haze.
Legally, Pokemorphs have no rights except those extended to Pokemon (Very few) so many morphs try to hide their status if they don't look too
obviously like morphs, though recently great strides in Pokemorph Rights have been made, and a pokemorph can have themselves implanted with an RFID tag that prevents them from being captured in a pokeball except by law enforcement agents with specific types of pokeballs (Law Balls), but having the implant also bars them from competing in league-sanctioned pokemon battles as a member of a trainers team, and they are still unable to be trainers themselves, as something in their nature makes it so that other Pokemon and morphs simply don't respond to them the way they do to full humans.Breeding:
Morphs and humans are always compatible breeding partners, as are most Pokemon, providing both would-be parents are the right gender (this limitation can be bypassed with the right scientific or magical assistance too). Morphs also ignore egg groups entirely; that limitation only applies to pokemon. The children of these unions have one move from each parent at birth in addition to any moves they know by virtue of their species and level provided that their pokemon species could normally learn at their current evolutionary stage.
The mother who is growing the egg (its always an egg, even if the mother is human) gets a short and relatively pleasant pregnancy; she spends a number of days (not months) equal to nine days minus her total Athletics ranks while growing the egg, and she is visibly pregnant during this time. A human or morph with the special Brood Mother Edge (which is available as both a trainer edge and a Poke` Edge for morphs) cuts her pregnancy time in half after subtracting Athletics ranks.
During this time, she needs to eat three times as much as usual, but otherwise she can continue on with her business as normal (this is because having a character sidelined is no fun) since the egg growing in her is VERY resilient; even if the terrible and unfortunate event occurred where she were killed while forming the egg, odds are it would still survive with swift medical attention. After the pregnancy period, she pops out an egg, which hatches in the usual time for its Pokemon species.
It is entirely possible for what hatches from the egg to look completely human, and it is not at all uncommon for people to realize later in life that they are in fact part morph. The truth is most people do have at least a little bit of morph ancestry, though it isn't always noticeable or at all significant. Whether this is because people just got it on with morphs a lot in the ancient past, or because humans, morphs, and pokemon all share the same origins, nobody really knows.
The following rules are in play in this gameGround + Flying Types
Did it ever seem odd to anyone that Mud Bomb or Bonemerang can't hit flying Types? But somehow Venomoth and Beedrill are fully susceptible to earthquakes?
Here's a simple rule that addresses that; Instead, Flying-Type Pokémon resist Ground-Type moves. However, Moves with the Groundsource keyword (Earthquake, Magnitude, Dig, Fissure, Earth Power) do not affect Pokémon that are currently Levitating or Flying, regardless of Type.Narrative Frequency
When the game says "Per day", it generally refers to one in-game day.
But in a game where there are often in-character time-skips in between days, we need something simpler. So this game is based on Narrative Frequency. "Per Day" will instead be interpreted as "Per scene" for our purposes.
For our purposes, everything still happens on either 'real time' or Narrative time - whichever is shorter and makes more sense for the situation, as determined by the GM.Pokemon League Tournaments and Gym ChallengesGym Challenges:
Generally, the form a Gym Challenge takes depends on the Gym Leaders preferences, but the Gym Leader always sets a challenge appropriate to test the Trainer's skills as a trainer. The default rule is 3 on 3 battles, and the idea behind a gym challenge is to be challenging, but not impossible - it is not the gym leaders goal to crush all opposition, but to make challengers have to meet a minimum standard to win. It is not unheard of for a Gym Leader to give his or her badge out to a trainer who failed the challenge but still displayed the skills and determination to keep trying anyway.
Gym challenges are not always battles, and for some gyms the hard part may be just reaching the gym. A gym leader also may force a trainer to defeat any or all of his junior trainers before being allowed to take him on personally.Gyms and Gym Leaders
Waveside Town Gym - Sandy- Ground - Turf Badge
Battle City Contest Hall - Jeremy LeFae - Fairy - Ribbon Badge
Eastern Island Safari Zone 1- Ranger Commander Andy - Bug - Swarm Badge
BloodFang Castle - Mortaire - Dark - Dusk Badge
Undercity Gym- Zerachiel - Poison - Pain Badge
The Haunted Temple Gym- Juliet Rose - Resurrection Badge
Battle City Trailer Park, a.k.a the Thunderdome - Bob - Normal - Struggle Badge
Coba's Dojo - Coba Toledo Wootz - Steel - Blade BadgeWestern Battle Island Region Gyms and Gym Leaders
Willow Town Gym - Sola - Grass - Sun Badge
Dragon Cove - Masumi - Dragon - Crown Badge
Obsidian Town Gym - Riley - Fire - Inferno badge
Palm Cove - Rolli - Fighting - Muscle Badge
Professor Frost - Ice - Glacier Badge
Silas - Rocket Town - Electric
Kai - Coast City - Water - Surf Badge
Bryn - Crater Town - RockThe Elite Four
- Both regions share an Elite Four, and their headquarters is the Battle City Stadium.