Well, I'm glad so many people are still interested. Now we just need people to, you know, choose their pokemon and give a description of their characters.
YoungNWet, unless I missed someone (and I'm very sorry if I did), you are the only woman without a partner that's volunteered. You up for being my pokegirls?
Oh, and before I forget again, here's the templates.
Description and bio
Wanna be the very best _____ (trainer/breeder/contest winner/other)
Names & Species
Descriptions and bios
Go to serebii.com or bulbapedia or whatever site you like and put down the first six attacks, as well as the chosen ability if there are multiple ones for each of your pokegirls. Then look at the base stats. Divide HP by 10, and divide all the other stats by 20, rounding up or down where appropriate. We'll use those stats, in conjunction with die rolls, to determine the effectiveness of attacks, but both partners are heavily encouraged to think up strategies and combinations and try to take advantage of feasible circumstances.
For example, flying types fighting out in the daylight, or in an arena with stadium lighting can make a roll to put the sun or lights at their back, making it harder for the opponent to see and target them. If you roll evens, you get the bonus, and then your opponent will have to roll at least a three before every attack to hit you until your next move. Of course, you are so high up there as well, so unless you have a ranged attack, you can't hit them. Seriously, be creative. So long it's feasible and you make the roll, I won't raise a complaint.
Remember, basic pokemon only. You don't have to choose starters (though they are recommended). Nidoran, Caterpie, Sentret, Mareep, Poochyena, Swellow, Shinx, Budew come to mind, but they are only examples. And yes, Unova pokemon are fine as far as I'm concerned.
As for myself...
Max has been eagerly awaiting the time when he was of age to go on his pokegirl journey in Kanto. He wants to be the very best trainer, just like everyone else, but he actually has a plan. Unlike many boys starting their journey, he's actually made a habit of studying new developments in pokegirl research, and his father, a retired army ranger, has taught him nearly everything there is to know about survival in the wild, and how to to turn any situation to his advantage. He's got his eye on his starter pokemon, and aims to set the league on fire.