Valerie Valor (or "Vivi" to her friends)Gender:
Romantic DemisexualHome Region:
- Squirtle (Tank): Val's first Pokemon, she received him from Professor Oak when she was 10 and beginning her Pokemon adventure. He's been her closest friend and confidant for the last seven years, and has helped her get through many things, as well as helped extensively on her parents ranch.
Tackle, Water Gun, Withdraw, Bite, Water Pulse, Skull Bash
- Phanpy (Ivory): Hatched from the egg her grandmother gave her, Ivory has been with Val for close to seven years, and has been her second best friend. While Ivory doesn't share the same closeness that Tank and Val do, she is nearly there and is very protective of Val. Ivory has spent most of her life helping on Val's parents ranch and has only recently been beyond that home.
Odor Sleuth, Tackle, Rollout, Counter*, Defense Curl
*Due to her age and inexperience, Ivory often lacks the discipline to use Counter, often moving out of the way or even using Defense Curl instead of taking the hit and countering like she should.
- Fletchling (Robin): Her newest Pokemon, Val only caught it a few weeks ago, while on her way to Tokai. Robin is a fierce battler and friendly toward nearly everyone, aside from Val, who the tiny bird Pokemon still holds resentment toward for catching it.
Quick Attack, Peck, Agility, Tackle
She has a naturally analytical mind, and sometimes overthinks the simplest matters. She's studious and enjoys learning, especially about Pokemon, has a sharp mind, and a brilliant memory. A "down-home country girl", she's used to hardship, roughing it, and putting in a full day's work. Loyal and compassionate, she has a tendency to put her friends, and Pokemon, first, and is willing to go to great lengths to help anyone she considers a "friend". Typically calm and calculated, Val can be stubborn, particularly when she thinks she's correct. She's quiet and reserved when it comes to people, and finds it difficult to talk to them about her emotions and feelings. Biography:
Val, or Vivi to her friends, was raised on a Pokemon ranch, outside of Greenfield, which her parents and grandparents managed and operated. From an early age she was taught about the habits of the various Pokemon on the ranch. She learned how certain types, like fire, loved spicy foods, while other types liked sweet or salty. She learned what made Pokemon compatible enough to breed, and how to take care of baby Pokemon.
At the age of ten, she traveled to the Kanto region and received her very first Pokemon from, the one-and-only, Professor Oak. Like many her age, she left Pallet town on her own, with only her Squirtle, and began her Pokemon journey. She was only several days into her journey when a mike courier caught up with her and brought a letter from home. The letter informed her that her grandmother had become sick, and her parents were asking her to return home. She made her way to Saffron City's magnet train station and then traveled back to Goldenrod city.
When Val arrived home she found her grandmother in poor health, however, her grandmother gave Val a Pokemon egg, which she had been planning to give her when Val returned from her adventure, and told her to take care of the egg. Later that week, her grandmother passed away.
Instead of returning to her Pokemon adventure, Val busied herself with the work around the ranch. Her Squirtle and her egg, her constant companions, she did her best to pick up the slack and allow her parents, and grandfather, to mourn and deal with the loss. When asked by her parents if she needed to talk, she told them that she talked to her Squirtle, and that she was "okay".
Time passed, and Val took to training her Squirtle, after her chores were done, out in the old barn. Since the barn hadn't been used for much of anything, since a new one had been built, she set up an obstacle course for Squirtle, with a target range. While putting Squirtle through his paces, Val's egg began to glow, then hatched, and Phanpy emerged.
The next several years passed with Val, Squirtle, and Phanpy working the ranch, training, and playing together. Often Val thought about what could have been if she had returned to her adventure and how many more Pokemon friends she would have gathered, but her mind always returned to her family and her grandmother, and how, she felt, they needed her at the ranch.
When she heard of the opening of a new region, during a blip on the news, and of how it was speculated that every Pokemon species dwelled there, she began to dream of returning to her short-lived journey and of pursuing her dream to become a Pokemon breeder. When her parents found a flyer of Tokai region in her room, they decided to encourage Val to go. After a lot of talk, Val finally decided now was the time, and made the necessary travel arrangements to reach Tokai.
It was during her journey to Tokai, while traveling between Saffron City and Vermilion City, that she was attacked by a Fletchling after she had entered its territory. Not having seen a Fletchling before, or understanding why it was attacking her, she called upon Squirtle and together they defeated and captured the tiny robin Pokemon. Bag Contents:
1x sleeping bag, 1x small tent, 15x Pokeballs, 5x Potions, some Pokemon food, a water canister with built-in filter, some trainer food, a set of spare clothes, 20 ft length of rope, 2x blank journals, 2x lead pencils, 1x "Pokemon Breeding" reference book, Pokemon hairbrush, her hairbrush, toothbrush, and small toiletry bag.Ons/Offs:
My O/O's are here
(and linked at the bottom of my 1st post every page).