Actually everything you just said was kinda what I had in mind. It's less a journey to win at the league (Which is what he keeps telling himself) and more one to find himself, ya know? And yeah, I had it planned for him to be sheltered so that my limited knowledge (I played all the GBA, but have only beaten up to gold) would make sense. Hence the concept that's not at all my norm.
Since you seem okay with me using bulbapedia, I'll work out a sheet. Should have it to you by tomorrow, all things willing.
Alright, that sounds like a plan! Do you think that your character will continue to focus on becoming a better battler as he faces his demons? Or do you imagine him discovering himself and finding other areas of the Pokemon world that don't involve such? I.E. Being a Pokemon researcher, becoming a Pokemon Breeder, doing contests in the hopes of making it big, and many other things like that!
Hey, if nothing else, KS and I have been described as walking PokeDexes, so we can help too I'd ask KS first though, since I wouldn't have thought of the list of STAGE WORTHY POKEMON <.<;
Well, I actually have been called a Walking Pokedex before.....and still do by friends and family. >.>
At least 90% of my knowledge of Pokemon comes from Mr L. Or Bulbapedia. But mostly, Mr L's my first resource. Best husbandork ever. ;P
Don't feel too bad. Most of my knowledge comes from years of studying Pokemon with some supplements from Bulbapedia when there is a part I am blanking at.
KS is a pokemon master... hence why I wanted to join up when he ran it. >_>
Now I am quite flattered.
Good to know thank you. I have recently joined several pokemon threads after having my interest revived thanks to GO so I am hoping to learn more soon, although none of the Elliquiy ones have started up yet. I did start one darker thread recently on pokecharms about a team rocket run tournament that is a trap. It is still in the early stages though with the trainers arriving. I got a co-gm who knows the moves but I probably should have checked his age at 14 before I tagged an 18+ dark thread. So with the younger players I have I told them I would reserve the really dark scenes for the adult players in private post. For the younger just a brief description of what happens.
I still want to see a pokegirl game pop up but I think interest in that project died years ago. I just wanted to play in one sometime. Oh well maybe Pokemon Gone will actually get off the ground.
This isn't exactly the place to talk about other games. The Interest Check is here solely for this game and discussion from interested players.
Okay, so since Natu (in the games) doesn't actually learn ANY Psychic type attack until AFTER it evolves, I can completely work with the idea of poor psychic abilities itself, but would that have any influence on say Ominous Wind?
I don't think Ominous Wind has anything to do with a Pokemon's Psychic power. After all, the Pokemon blows up a gust of wind imbued with spooky thoughts and feelings. Even though Natu's wings aren't developed enough to fly, they could be used to send a gust of went like that.
Also as a guideline, is there some kind of level cap to work with to help figure out moves or general power?
I don't actually have a guideline like that in place as this is supposed to be more like the anime in a sense than the games, so there are no levels. I like to think that the players would know if a move or a Pokemon's power is far too great for what it actually should be. As long as everyone is reasonable and civil and remembers that not a single Pokemon (unless it is a Wobbufett, Magikarp, or worm Pokemon like Caterpie who know less than 8 moves) knows every single move Bulbapedia has listed at the beginning, then everything would be okay.
However, if a guideline is needed, most Pokemon in the anime rarely use more than 10 moves at most (usually less) and often have favorite moves to use. If it helps, you can list those 10 in a spoiler tag when you write up your character's Pokemon. So, taking the Natu for an example, you could list it knowing only these moves:
Peck, Psychic*, Ominous Wind, Teleport, and Quick Attack
*Natu's Psychic power is still underdeveloped, so the move fails more often than not or is very underwhelming.
But, like I said, you don't need to unless you really want to. I generally trust that everyone won't add a more powerful move just to have it.
EDIT: Then two things, BAMF gave me a good idea that my character can only bond with one pokemon, since it was their first, but is trying with the other, which makes me think that it would be Natu who would have difficulty bonding. So Litwick will have the bond, making it their first poke.
You know, BAMF is a genius! I hadn't actually thought of that. Let's take it like this though: A trainer with latent psychic gifts can bond with one Psychic, Ghost, or Dark type Pokemon (exceptions include such Pokemon as Riolu and Lucario). The first one is always the strongest bond, but if the trainer tries to bond with another of their Pokemon, they get diminishing returns. So, if Litwick has the bond first, it will have the strongest bond. Natu would be more difficult as it not only has underdeveloped Psychic power on it's own, but it would only be half as strong a bond as Litwick. So, I guess each new bond with a Pokemon cuts the strength of it in half:
- First Bond - 100%
- Second Bond - 50%
- Third Bond - 25%
- Fourth Bond - 12%
- Fifth Bond - 6%
- Sixth Bond - 3%
In this case, I would say that a psychic trainer can only ever bond with six Pokemon at most. Exceptions to this rule of diminishing returns are for those exceptionally powerful trainers like Sabrina who was far more powerful than other psychic trainers when she was but a little girl and her power has only grown since then.
So this leads to a question. Even though Litwick doesn't exist in RBY-DPP, would it be reasonable to think that later generation pokemon have moved into places that make sense, like Litwick moving into the Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town?
I would say yes. Some regions, like Kanto and Unova, are difficult for Pokemon not originally from that region to adapt to. However, after a few years, some may very well find a place for them to live in. In Litwick's case, it is only really found in the Celestial Tower in Unova. This tower is basically the same thing as the Pokemon Tower in Lavender. So, Litwick would thrive there! So, yes, Litwick would be found there easily, though I would imagine they prefer the upper parts of the tower.