In a parallel Pokémon world, Gijinkas aren't super-loathed, always-out-to-be-hunted beings. In fact, in this world, they represent the rich and famous, the respected and well-received celebrities and "nobility" of the Pokémon world, admired for their close connection to Pokémon and their powerful abilities. They resemble the top 30% of the world population, and enjoy flashing and glamorizing what makes them a Gijinka, usually having the ears, colored hair, tail, wings, or some other feature that resembles the Pokémon they're a Gijinka of. They live in sheer luxury, eat the finest foods, and enjoy priority seating, excellent service, VIP access, and have never known what it's like to wait on line. Meanwhile, Gijinkas of legendary Pokémon are extremely
well-respected, and often became the leaders of regions and CEOs of companies. Meanwhile, even the legendaries themselves approve that Gijinkas are the "chosen ones," making it so only they are allowed to communicate to Pokémon and use their special moves and abilities.
It's humans that are the blue collar, redneck types that never even taste a position of leadership unless a Gijinka leader gives them the green light, which only happens in cases of when no other Gijinka wants the job. And Gijinkas never have to listen to a human if they don't want to. Often referred to as the "Giftless," humankind essentially falls into a lower caste they can never get out of. Instead of all the things Gijinkas get to enjoy, humans are more like Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs with dirt and crap on their hands and faces. You see them cleaning out the trash, picking up Pokémon roadkill, shoveling feces, and even human kids are denied a college education and instead are left picking what kind of janitorial or fast food job they want to take when they grow up. And yes, Gijinkas always
want fries with that.
And that was just how things worked. This was how the legendaries liked it, and it has been done this way for centuries. Only Gijinkas get to be Gym Leaders and Elite Four members. Even if humans can prove they raised better Pokémon teams, they just get "honorable mention" awards and never really can become official champions or even get just a bronze third place trophy. But even just getting that far, however, was rare, as Gijinkas usually have better funding and can buy more with their money to help support their teams. While Gijinkas can spray one Full Restore after another, humans are stuck only with whatever berries they could find in nature.
Sure, it's unfair, but no one can really object to it. Until one day, Alfred Clyde, an older human scientist, believed he found a way to screw around with genetics and make a human appear to be a Gijinka, which would do wonders in shutting down prejudices once and for all if it was successful and could be taken mainstream. Upon testing on a control group of fifteen willing humans that were just outright sick of their crappy jobs thanks to Gijinka regulation, the result was unexpected. They became what are now known as PokéMorphs, humans that resemble a Pokémon much more than in the case of Gijinkas. Instead of just tails, ears, or other minor aspects like that, PokéMorphs just barely had human resemblance, now having the fur, skin, scales, and full-body colorations of those Pokémon as well. Truthfully, the distinction was far too apparent, and Clyde knew the Gijinka nobility would need to be a batch of backwards idiots to be fooled by it... which they weren't.
Clyde, with deep regret, was willing to throw in the towel on the project due to its failure. However, a new human uprising, the Stalwart Brotherhood, liked what Clyde had tried to do with his research. So, with a little more personnel and funding, they tried again, but it only resulted in more PokéMorphs. But, from what they noticed, the PokéMorphs were just as powerful and capable as their Gijinka counterparts. Instead, they decided to use it.
It wasn't long until Gijinkas suddenly caught wind about the creation of PokéMorphs, and they immediately denounced them as freaks of nature, and came to the quick judgment that they should be blown to bits and taken out of history books. The Stalwart Brotherhood, already on the bad side of every Gijinka for disobeying their Gijinka superiors, simply laughed about the threats, and declared they would unleash payback for all the centuries of injustice, which included even giving legendary Pokémon the finger... with a smile.
To make the Gijinka authority even more enraged, Clyde and his associates created the "Chimeras," essentially PokéMorphs with features of multiple Pokémon rolled into one. While humans and the Stalwart Brotherhood felt they were amazing creations that essentially created new Pokémon out of humans, Gijinkas were outright disgusted by them, stressing about how they never thought humans could stoop so low and use mad science to create something so unethical. The more Gijinkas hated things, the more the Stalwart Brotherhood felt like creating them.
Now, the uprising has begun. The Stalwart Brotherhood is now using stolen resources and weaponry to fuel their campaign. They have completely dethroned the Gijinka administration in Sinnoh and Unova, and as a result, most Gijinkas have left both countries to join their brethren in other regions, vowing to clean up the mess the Brotherhood created and get things back to normal. With them are the legendaries, using whatever they can to ensure Gijinkas are kept as the proper leaders of the world, and to make sure every last PokéMorph and Chimera is destroyed to nonexistence.
So, what side are you going to choose?
The Gijinka Alliance
The Gijinka Alliance consists of all ruling and powerful Gijinkas, as well as obedient humans resistant to the influence of the Stalwart Brotherhood. These humans believe that as the legendaries willed and decided it, Gijinkas are more deserving, are more powerful, and in essence, are the rightful rulers of civilization and authority under the legendaries. They feel that for any human that doesn't like it, that's tough luck. Also, the Gijinka Alliance never
accepts PokéMorphs or Chimeras on their side. Turncoat humans, however, are much easier to manage and track.
The Gijinka Alliance is also very well funded, and has every legendary on their side.
The Stalwart Brotherhood
The Stalwart Brotherhood, often referred to as "The Brotherhood" for short, is a rag-tag army of humans, PokéMorphs, and Chimeras, seeking to disrupt and overthrow the system. Wild, rebellious, and unruly in nature, the Brotherhood seeks to try and be as politically incorrect as possible, and can be very dastardly in battle. In addition, The Brotherhood never accepts Gijinkas into their ranks. They simply hate them and would love nothing more than to see them rot at the French fryer for a few hours.
The Stalwart Brotherhood may not be as well funded as the Gijinkas with fast food and janitorial salaries, but they're good at stealing, hotwiring, and reverse engineering machines and vehicles. In time, they're expecting to be able to make their own.
For purposes of this RP, Pokémon Gijinkas have plenty of Pokémon features, such as tails, wings, colored hair, ears, and so on, but only PokéMorphs have their skin and face altered to have different colors or fur in addition to all that.
If you need a visual example of the difference:
Gijinkas and PokéMorphs can use any
Pokémon move the Pokémon they're related to can learn, be it level up, TM, egg, tutor, whatever. You can also be a Gijinka or PokéMorph of any Pokémon, though keep in mind, even if you choose a legendary Pokémon, your power is still on level with those of non-legendaries (throw all stats into the gutter). Otherwise yes, Virginia, everyone's gonna pick legendaries.
Chimeras can choose up to three Pokémon to be related with in any arrangement you desire. However, they can only use the level up
moves of any of those three Pokémon. Just to keep things even.
Meanwhile, only Gijinkas can understand Pokémon speech. Everyone else is stuck hearing them repeat all the syllables of their names.
NOTE: I kind of want to make this RP a little more loose, casual, and humorous than the usual RP. I'm okay with people bending the rules and going a little overboard, but don't pull your pants down and take a messy crap over the entire RP... figuratively speaking, of course.
- Follow all standard SPPF rules. You knew that already, right?
- Some god-modding is alright, as long as it's not cheap and mercilessly spoils the RP for other people. I'm okay with people bending the rules of reality, it keeps things interesting. As long as you rightfully earn stuff, it's all good.
- Don't bunny. Easter's over, dude.
- Material should be PG13. Violence is great, but don't jump all over the idea of slapping ridiculous sexual or racist content in your posts.
- You're free to make multiple characters, enough until you even make a termite colony jealous. As long as you give them each equal showtime, it's fine with me.
- Be creative, punch in plot twists, and go all out. And yes, interact with people! Be a player, not a spectator.