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    I'm thinking of writing a Pokémon fanfic set in the PMD universe with some Solatorobo concepts. Basically, the protagonist is a Riolu called Blue (he evolves into a Lucario at some point in the story). The Reveal of this story is that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunset Star View Post
    I'm thinking of writing a Pokémon fanfic set in the PMD universe with some Solatorobo concepts. Basically, the protagonist is a Riolu called Blue (he evolves into a Lucario at some point in the story). The Reveal of this story is that
        Spoiler:- Instant Solatorobo spoilers just add Caninu:
    That could work pretty well, except of course how a human would be treated in a world full of Pokemon. Would he still be able to communicate with the Pokemon? What about how he defends himself as a human? OR does he switch back worlds seamlessly like In Mystery Dungeon gates to infinity and their is some calamity occurring in both worlds he has to stop. It's a good idea with promise, but a little expansion would be lovely.

    Alright, so If you haven't seen my post in the other thread about creative liberties, essentially my idea is as follows.

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    Don't know if this is the right section for it or not, but I've written myself into a corner and I need a way out! Guy A challenged a gym leader and his friend Guy B wants to challenge the leader, but the leader can't do so for another month. Well, why not? I don't know what sort of emergency would require a gym leader to have to abandon her job for a month. Also, what would keep the two challengers in the gym's city (or the immediate area outside the city, but only a day's walk), for a whole month, as opposed to simply walking to the next gym town (in this case, from Eterna City to Oreburgh City)? Granted, the region is huge, but they can definitely walk or ride a bus there, if they were pressed for time. I want them both to be in the current gym town for the whole month so that they'll both win gym badges and I won't have to keep track on who has what. Suggestions?

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    I imagine the kinds of things that would make a gym leader deny challenges for a month would be pretty similar to the kinds of things that would make people take a month off work in the real world: a severe illness or injury, a family crisis, or perhaps being called away on some kind of top-secret league business. Getting the challengers to stick around for a whole month is much more tricky and likely to depend on the characters themselves. The easiest way would probably be to have them find something pressing in the city that would be more important than the gym battle anyway, so they won't leave even though they could. For example, perhaps there's (time-sensitive) information they desperately need for [sidequest] that's only available from a local library/professor/etc., and it takes them a while to track it down and get what they need. Maybe one or both of them gets seriously injured/sick/whatever and laid up for the month. If you wanted to go extreme, perhaps one or more of them commits a crime (or falls victim to a horrible misunderstanding) and ends up getting arrested/otherwise in legal trouble, and that keeps them tied down for a month. There are more character-related reasons they might stick around, too: for example, maybe one of the trainers is feeling bummed out about the whole training thing, or is just really tired of journeying, and kind of wants to take a break--the gym leader being away would provide a perfect excuse for them to take some time to relax and clear their head. There's loads of possibilities.

    Although if your only concern is that they both get gym badges at the same time so you don't have to keep track of who has what... are you really sure that keeping that straight is going to be less work than whatever narrative contortions you'll need to do to keep your characters grounded the whole month?

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    Why would it have to be a month? A few days or a week would objectively do the job just as well and not involve as much hand-waving to get through. If there's a specific point to it being a month due to a preset event at a specific future date it's a bit more justified, but otherwise a month in journey fic time ranges from a somewhat lengthy delay to a huge amount of time depending on the writer. Certainly a long time for just the convience of the writer. If you've already said the Leader will be out for a month... Retcon is always a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superpower Emboar View Post
    That could work pretty well, except of course how a human would be treated in a world full of Pokemon. Would he still be able to communicate with the Pokemon? What about how he defends himself as a human? OR does he switch back worlds seamlessly like In Mystery Dungeon gates to infinity and their is some calamity occurring in both worlds he has to stop. It's a good idea with promise, but a little expansion would be lovely.
    Good point. Maybe I could turn it into a fanfic-theory about why the PMDverse is the way it is?


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    My idea for a small, self-contained Pokémon fanfiction that takes place sometime in Kanto's past.


    Gareth Devilbane is hired to help a coastal town’s guild of heroes investigate a series of murders. The victims are all high ranking public officials whose corpses contained trace amounts of Vaikish magic. Racial tensions between humans and Vaik are running high; sleazy elements in the town’s underworld are leaking weapons to individuals on both sides of the riots. Proxy turf wars threaten to destroy the Vaikish intercontinental transit system—a safe mode of transit that will allow swifter exchange of goods and services—even as the ever-present threat of pokemon loom just beyond the town’s walls. Gareth’s investigation into the town leads him to a horrifying truth.

    Amid the old docks and warehouses, Gareth confronts the murderer: a knight in shining armor. He learns that the knight—Kiku—was abducted by her mentor and taken to a child-factory. People from every social strata made use of them. The slaves’ handlers told them they were useless slags. No one cared for them. “Nothing ever changes,” was their handlers’ anthem. Kiku managed to escape by killing one of her clients—the armor she’s wearing was his armor. Now she’s out to murder the movers and shakers of society that used and abused her, and the others.

    Gareth tries to reason with Kiku—they’re the necessary evil that keep the smalltime hoods from flooding the city with drugs and other vices. Kiku shows Gareth that they’ve done their damage already. At this point they’re accosted by thugs from different gangs—united by a sign branded on their palms: the sigil of the Naga. Magical battle ensues; Gareth uses his sword, Kiku her spellshot, the Naga Slaves use needleguns loaded with Tentacruel toxins. Gareth is conflicted—he had slept with some of the sex slaves before. They treated him like a hero after hearing his accomplishments. Thus he decides that Kiku is the villain here, and turns on her. She manages to escape, leaving Gareth to the Naga Slaves. Gareth kills the Naga Slaves and returns to the heroes’ guild to deliver his report.

    The Naga want to stall the development of the Vaikish transit system. To that end, they provided their servants in the various gangs with weaponry. The gangs, in turn, leaked it to the hardcore racists among the humans and Vaik. Ultimately the Naga want to bring society back to a simpler time, and aim to do so by showing the world how unrelentingly grim the present is. Philosophical debate encourages moral relativism that is an anathema to the good people of the world. Simpler times for the Naga mean painting everything in shades of black and white. The Vaikish transit system would open the coastal regions to further enlightenment, growth and development. Thus it must be abolished.

    Kiku’s backstory is thus: her mother married her father out of a sense of duty to her family and fear of being branded a spinster witch. The marriage was loveless, though Kiku’s mother bore many children. It was up to Kiku to raise her younger siblings. Her father was wounded working as a ranger—protecting travelers from roaming pokemon—and her mother was having an affair with the town physician. The only child she ever really loved—Kiku—was conceived from that affair. Kiku learned about her mother’s infidelity through some townspeople at the bar. Kiku isn’t surprised. She didn’t really care for her father because of his insistence on reminiscing about his “glory days” as a ranger. He neglected his family to live in the past. A kindly old man offers to take Kiku into a knighthood. She agrees, and thus winds up in a “child factory”: a warehouse full of sex slaves, in the middle of a quite, rural and idyllic countryside by the sea.

    In the end, Kiku slays Gareth Pokemonbane, exposes the heroes’ guild and their role in the sex trade. This forces the Naga to unleash their sea pokemon on the coastal town. Amid the chaos, Kiku manages to rally enough support that they get the other slaves out of the town. Some are killed in the chaos. More die when they’re attacked by the pokemon lurking in the woods and hills beyond the town’s walls. Kiku decides that she can best help the survivors by finding all the spellshot that the heroes’ guild and police force owned.

    Thus she goes on a cathartic spree of revenge against the town’s more powerful figures, during which the slaves waiting outside the city are taken to safety by rangers or victim to the insatiable pokemon. Kiku uses blackmail to bring the heroes’ guild to her side. She hates them, but sees that they could be a useful tool for protecting the town. She wants to use their influence to put good, lawful people in the town’s various political offices.

    When it’s all done, the town is in smoking shambles. Kiku leaves her old armor and blade behind. She plans to head for the Vaikish mountains to have a new suit of armor made. One in black, red and orange; black for oil, red and orange for the flames, symbolic of a lantern. Her goal is to find the freed slaves, saving as many as she can. She hopes to train them to form a knighthood that will stand against rotten bureaucracy.


    Magic here refers to using something like technical machines without the need for pokemon. It's what the uneducated consider magic.

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    Another fic idea I'm working on right now... So, we all know Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky is a story of friendship...but what if the player character was a young, timid, scared, abused child, and the partner an adult? The story could go from the powerful bond between two friends to the powerful love between a mother and her adopted child. ...Also, random crossover just for the hell of it.

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    I have an idea for a fic which may or may not be terrible. Basically, I wanted to write a darker world with an emphasis on legendary pokémon.
    The story (working title is Child of the Beautiful Night) is narrated by two voices-Sammich Watts and Miyako Kuroki. Sammich always thought he was ordinary, and expected to be slaughtered the moment he stepped out into the world. Then he gets his starter, a Totodile named Marty, and realizes that Marty can talk. As can every other pokémon. And people think he's crazy-even N, who claims that Sammich couldn't possibly be any sort of chosen one. Sammich basically has no idea what's going on, but maybe Marty (who claims to be able to time travel), and the mysterious Fred could shed some light on the matter. Miyako is haunted by visions of a nightmarish past and an even more nightmarish future that is sure to happen unless she can do something about it. For years she has been tormented by the woman she knew only as "my demon", Darkrai-although she goes by Yin. Now they must join forces to defeat N before he can awaken Reshiram. And worst of all, she keeps having visions about a girl-the Angel-who Yin seems to have some connection to.

    Sammich is powerless to stop the final battle between Miyako and N, and Miyako is too hopelessly lost in her own ideals to change anyone's destiny, especially not her own. Basically, there's a lot of powerlessness.

    There might be romance if I feel like it, but it will NOT involve Miyako and Sammich. Despite what some of the characters' names might suggest I am being serious here. This would loosely follow the Black and White games, and would be written with anime-style battles (dodging and spontaneous commands) but with minimal anime logic (in CotBN ground type+water=/=SE electric pwnage).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatteredelysium View Post
    I have an idea for a fic which may or may not be terrible. Basically, I wanted to write a darker world with an emphasis on legendary pokémon.
    The story (working title is Child of the Beautiful Night) is narrated by two voices-Sammich Watts and Miyako Kuroki. Sammich always thought he was ordinary, and expected to be slaughtered the moment he stepped out into the world. Then he gets his starter, a Totodile named Marty, and realizes that Marty can talk. As can every other pokémon. And people think he's crazy-even N, who claims that Sammich couldn't possibly be any sort of chosen one. Sammich basically has no idea what's going on, but maybe Marty (who claims to be able to time travel), and the mysterious Fred could shed some light on the matter. Miyako is haunted by visions of a nightmarish past and an even more nightmarish future that is sure to happen unless she can do something about it. For years she has been tormented by the woman she knew only as "my demon", Darkrai-although she goes by Yin. Now they must join forces to defeat N before he can awaken Reshiram. And worst of all, she keeps having visions about a girl-the Angel-who Yin seems to have some connection to.

    Sammich is powerless to stop the final battle between Miyako and N, and Miyako is too hopelessly lost in her own ideals to change anyone's destiny, especially not her own. Basically, there's a lot of powerlessness.

    There might be romance if I feel like it, but it will NOT involve Miyako and Sammich. Despite what some of the characters' names might suggest I am being serious here. This would loosely follow the Black and White games, and would be written with anime-style battles (dodging and spontaneous commands) but with minimal anime logic (in CotBN ground type+water=/=SE electric pwnage).
    That sounds interesting. How would other characters react to Sammich being able to talk to Pokémon?


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    How would other characters react to Sammich being able to talk to Pokémon?
    Well, depends on the character. Miyako is shocked because talking to pokémon is supposed to be a chosen-by-a-legendary type thing, the other characters think that he's just being weird again.

    Also, some of the information I officially listed is now inaccurate:

    Yin the Darkrai's name has been changed to Mika because reasons.

    Title has been changed to Pokémon: Clashing Legends because as I said, Child of the Beautiful Night was a working title.

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    I kind of have an idea for a journey fic called The Kalosian Shift:
    It starts out by telling an alternate ending to the Kalos war, destroying lots of the world, and over time is rebuilt, but many different regions are formed, many islands drifting together, forming a new region filled with the past world's artifacts (Kalos and Sinnoh mainly). The main character journeys there after leaving his home in Hoenn. The whole island chain is filled with undiscovered Pokemon and the only people who have successfully established a settlement there are Pokemon Rangers.

    That was just my basic idea, but you know, all stories have to have framework! Criticism is appreciated!


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    Right now, after finishing the interpretation contest, my current idea is to make a small novelization of my entry as my attempt to make it straight to the point "simple with little detail" since I have shakespearean detail syndrome.

    In fact, the theme involves forbidden romances, trust, religious cults, and mass genocide. With a spice of plot from Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World

    For the first time in my fanfic career, I am using an official human character called Team Plasma. Before, I hate using the official human characters of the pokemon franchise since the pokemon themselves are more believable to me. But now, I'm giving this fic a trial shot.

    Only problem is...

    Implying a sexual scene between a human and pokemon that team plasma despises. So how can I write what's supposed to be a detailed physical and emotional sexual scene to something rated T? You know, to tame it and not make my story get banned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shatteredelysium View Post
    Well, depends on the character. Miyako is shocked because talking to pokémon is supposed to be a chosen-by-a-legendary type thing, the other characters think that he's just being weird again.
    What does his ability to understand Pokémon lead to?

    EDIT: A while ago I started writing a PMD2 fanfic, but it never got anywhere. I'm thinking of reviving it. Even though that would cost an arm and a leg... wait, wrong fandom. #IRegretNothing
    It's called Human From the Future, and it's about how the protagonist (who will be female in this fanfic) met Grovyle, when he was a Treecko. Geartheif - as our as-of-yet-unnamed protagonist calls him - has known Dusknoir since he was a Duskull.
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    Little bit of a bump, but I have this idea for a darkfic in my head. The framing device is that it's a book written about a character after she died:

    Medea Gehanna. The name strikes a mixture of fear, admiration, and disgust in all who hear it. Growing up she was a normal young trainer, albeit one with sociopathic tendencies. Then she abandoned her dreams of being a pokemon champion, abandoned all of her Pokemon except a Lucario, and entangled herself into the demented world of smuggling pokemon onto the black market. Her sociopathy paid well in this sadistic world, of stealing Pokemon from their trainers and selling them on the market for exorbitant prices. Riches came to her and her two male companions, Richard Smithson, and Tatsuya Hidotori, and soon they found themselves rolling in millions. For over a decade she would sow a path of utter suffering through stealing pokemon and selling them into misery. She bought 4 mansions, started a support group for trainers who had their pokemon stolen under a pseudonym (just to mock and laugh at them for being her victims), blew up a gym just to get back at its owner, and engaged in rampant spending on everything from expensive wines to sexual escapades. She would interact with every inch of the scum of pokemon society, from rich sadistic businessmen, depraved abusers of pokemon, human traffickers, and much more. Men wrote letters of love to her on the internet while trainers poured their hearts in anguish over the pokemon she stole. She seemed unstoppable--until it ended, in a shootout with Unova police, where she took her own life after murdering her Lucario to avoid arrest. Her last known words were "I don't fear hell or divine retribution. I deliver death. I am God."

    Just how did such a demented human exist in such a bright world? Many ask that question, but no one ever asks about the other scum as well. This is not merely an exposé on Medea, but on all of the scum which lie at the highest peaks and the lowest cesspits of the world of Pokemon.


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    I just really want to write a darkfic on actual dark topics, not just gratuitous blood'n'violence everywhere. I also just really want to write a story on the biggest scumbag of a main character I possibly could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agni View Post
    I just really want to write a darkfic on actual dark topics, not just gratuitous blood'n'violence everywhere.
    I'd hate to put it this bluntly, but replacing the gratuitous use of one form of dark and edginess with the gratuitous use of another form of dark and edginess doesn't exactly make for a compelling exploration of human nature. And that's really what dark fic tries to do: explore the darkness of the world. It's just that a lot of people don't really get that it's not the act that makes something dark as it is the morality of it, and even then, writing about dark things just for the sake of shock devalues the shock. What I mean is that the more you try to shock someone, the harder it is to do so because you're focused on trying to get a reaction, rather than constructing a story organically and allowing your reader to react to the natural actions of your characters. In other words, the reason why dark fics tend to fail is because it's so easy to try too hard at making something dark, and when you do that, you end up going over-the-top, which causes you to sound more ridiculous than shocking.

    In this case, it's all fine and dandy that Medea gives up a rather cushy position for the sake of starting up a crime ring apparently akin to the mob, but ... why would she? Sociopathic tendencies? Because she's bored? What's her motivation, to steal a cliché? Moreover, why does she feel the need to be such a massive scumbag? Why would she feel the need to blow up a gym (i.e., why does she take extreme measures to get back at its owner)? Why do men like this kind of a total *****? Characters need reasons for doing things, even the most depraved. This goes especially for people who are looking to be crime lords. If you create a character who is psychotically depraved just for the sake of being psychotically depraved, that's not really going to be all that compelling, you know? In spirit, it'll just be exactly the same as writing a dark fic that runs on the blood 'n' violence you're trying to avoid; it's just that you'd be replacing the blood 'n' violence with sex and drugs.

    Tl;dr, if you want to write a dark fic, focus less on trying to write a dark fic and more on your character and her story. That way, you'll be less likely to write something over-the-top.

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    These lessons are important, but the biggest one is have your characters act the way they do for a reason, if not your story will not have the same effect

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    Janovy, how does this virus spread, and what are the symptoms of this mystery disease?
    Is its creation linked to the Distortion World?
    Where would the Azure flute be?; in the games, it can only be obtained with cheats or a special event.
    What about the other legendaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegagoldfish View Post
    These lessons are important, but the biggest one is have your characters act the way they do for a reason, if not your story will not have the same effect
    Yes, exactly. That's the thing with writing a story and establishing characterization. When you sit down and write a story, all of your characters need to have a motivation (as I've said in the earlier post). It's not so much because the story will not have the "same effect" as it is your characters won't seem deep, developed, or believable if you don't. In other words, if you have a character do something just for the sake of your plot or plot concept, they'll just feel robotic because your readers will be able to tell that they're not acting based on decisions they would actually make given their circumstances and personality. And that's an and there. While it's true that it's possible for anyone to act weird, even acting weird has some basis in both circumstance and personality. That's why that thing the person does would seem weird. It's if a character acts weird all the time (as in, they make decisions no one would ever make given their circumstances, and their actions don't match any particular personality) that it starts to be difficult to swallow.

    Point is, yes, that's a very good thing to keep in mind in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by Omegagoldfish View Post
    Janovy, how does this virus spread, and what are the symptoms of this mystery disease?
    Is its creation linked to the Distortion World?
    Where would the Azure flute be?; in the games, it can only be obtained with cheats or a special event.
    What about the other legendaries?
    Curiosity speaking, but which idea are you referring to here? (Note that you can reply with a quote by clicking "reply with quote" at the bottom of each post. It's a good idea to do that in this thread because people frequently come back with multiple ideas, and this thread moves very quickly.) If you're referring to one of the posts on the first page, you'll want to know that writers very rarely hold onto ideas for a few years, and the posts from the first page are all from 2009. Chances are good that Janovy has no interest in continuing that plot concept and is not seeking feedback for it. Be careful when posting in this thread, Omegagoldfish. You don't want to waste your time trying to offer feedback on something a writer's not interested in pursuing, you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agni View Post
    Little bit of a bump, but I have this idea for a darkfic in my head. The framing device is that it's a book written about a character after she died:

    Medea Gehanna. The name strikes a mixture of fear, admiration, and disgust in all who hear it. Growing up she was a normal young trainer, albeit one with sociopathic tendencies. Then she abandoned her dreams of being a pokemon champion, abandoned all of her Pokemon except a Lucario, and entangled herself into the demented world of smuggling pokemon onto the black market. Her sociopathy paid well in this sadistic world, of stealing Pokemon from their trainers and selling them on the market for exorbitant prices.

    This, right here, could be a gateway into the darker aspects of human nature. Why is Gehanna selling Pokémon on the black market? Does she harbor some grudge against the Pokémon League, and thus want to strike back at it, petty as it may seem? Maybe she starts by handing off Pokémon to collectors for the black market. Then starts getting offers from inside the black market. Tempting offers. She takes one. Then another. And another. Then she's suddenly indebted to someone in the market, and knows how serious they are about collecting. Thus she gets sucked into working for someone entrenched in the market. While doing so, wouldn't she have to rework her moral code to justify her actions? And how do those actions affect those around her?

    This can take you into pretty dark territory without forcing it.

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    So, I had a couple of ideas. One I had rolling around my head after a while.

    As a young kid Serena is given a Froakie from a Pokemon professor with her father explaining she’s very lucky to have received a Froakie from this professor because Pokemon like Chespin, Froakie and Fennekin are rare and he had to pull strings to get her such a great Pokemon. *Keep in mind, unlike in the anime, in the games and PokeSpe starters are rare and only given to special trainers and treated as having above average potential in fighting prowess and growth compared to regular Pokemon.* Every girl in Kalos(Paris) is walking around with their stylish Pokemon like Spritzee and Vulpix and Serena has a frog. She gets made fun of for having such an “unfashionable” Pokemon but Serena explains she loves Froakie despite that. The bullying leads to her develop mild social anxiety, in order to prove herself she decides to set out on her own journey to help overcome her issue alongside Froakie.

    I wouldn’t want to go so far as Greninja becoming a prince, but Greninja being a heroic Pokemon Serena loves and treats like a prince and Serena often doing typical little girl things like playing princess and dress-up with it as a young child and making it wear a crown while she wears a tiara and Froakie being her best friend. Her mother makes Froakie a small crown to wear before she sets off on her journey. Giving the frog a small peck on the face at times that makes him blush and him getting jealous when Serena is around certain people and him(Actually maybe the Froakie can be a girl?) being protective of her and growing into a fierce fighter. This Serena in this fic. would really make use of the customization feature, her hair would be in a ponytail most of the time, her hair would be yellow-blond I think and the Pokemon-amie concept would be expanded upon in battle and how it effects her Pokemon as well as the concept of Kalos and its more vain qualities in-regards to Pokemon and beauty.

    Loose inspiration for the story is somewhat taken from the Frog Princess.

    Story idea #2

    A story of a boy living in Johto/Kalos, he has continuous turmoil and strife with his parents. His father is a deadbeat and his mother, vitriolic, after getting sick of being treated so terribly he decides to set off basically. Choosing to set out on a journey after having a run with a Psychic-type Pokemon that has an empathetic connection to others. He's the type of guy who isn't 100% good or 100% bad, three-dimensional.

    I don't want to give away too much about his personality and morals. But something I've noticed about people in the Pokemon fanfiction world is they seem to like to portray their characters as being one absolute, the male action hero who gets the girl who is full of incorruptible goodness is so tired. I want to show a MC with a bit more of a different outlook on certain aspects and ways of doing things. I wouldn't really call this a deconstruction of the usual shounen genre tropes, but I don't want this super cool suave badass 100% of the time or this goody-two-shoes boy going by the book or this hopeless loser who somehow overcomes all issues with the power of friendship or something. Something different, I want him to feel like a person.

    I don't want to go for the all so same-y, same badge quest because they are a dime a dozen unfortunately and do come off as cliche, though I enjoy them I can admit the majority do come off as cliche. Which is why I figured I could incorporate some other aspect of the game to really showcase battling in this fic. Plus the XY games introduced so many interesting aspects to work with like Super Training, Pokemon-Amie, Battle Maison, Mega Evolution, Sky Battles, Battle Cafes, etc. I feel like if I'm creative enough I can do something different aside from the usual fundamental badge collection quest scenario. The idea is to focus on the human characters' lives while they set out for one reason or another. Of course I have an idea for some villains in-mind, no not a hive mind same-dressed crime syndicate members, but antagonist. Ones who readers can really get into outside of just hating them because they're generic jerks or something. The goal is to really give the antagonist(s) motives and real drives that really engross the reader from start to finish.

    Just wanted hear some thoughts and opinions, if possible, even if the second idea was a bit more vague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunset Star View Post
    I'm thinking of writing a Pokémon fanfic set in the PMD universe with some Solatorobo concepts. Basically, the protagonist is a Riolu called Blue (he evolves into a Lucario at some point in the story). The Reveal of this story is that
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    It sounds like it could be interesting. Obviously, I assume that you don't quite want to do a straight retelling of Solatorobo, so did you have any current inklings of what your Riolu would do with his discovered ability and how it would interface with your fic's plot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiteful Murkrow View Post
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    It sounds like it could be interesting. Obviously, I assume that you don't quite want to do a straight retelling of Solatorobo, so did you have any current inklings of what your Riolu would do with his discovered ability and how it would interface with your fic's plot?
    I've kind of dumped that fanfic idea now. X3 But I'm surprised that someone else on this site has played Solatorobo!

    Speaking of crossovers, I once saw a post on Memebase comparing Lumiose to Central and Yveltal to Father, so how about Pokémon with Fullmetal Alchemist Mangahood concepts? In the comments, someone joked about Ash being the embodiment of Father's stupidity.


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    I have an idea for characters I am working on for a story, and I'l like some help on hammering them out before I do it. I'll just tell my first one for now.

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    Basically, a girl whose gym involves putting pain on trainers themselves to toughen them up and teach them to take risks for their rewards. It wasn't hard to think of this idea, but it was difficult to actually describe and talk about it and I don't know what to do. Please help give thoughts on how to improve it as its a work in progress (especially the Pokemon type she uses, still haven't found one) and I don't consider myself a great writer. I honestly find that I've made a good character in here that could potentially be interesting, but there are a couple major bugs to wash out first, and unfortunately I can't find them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunset Star View Post
    A while ago I started writing a PMD2 fanfic, but it never got anywhere. I'm thinking of reviving it. Even though that would cost an arm and a leg... wait, wrong fandom. #IRegretNothing
    It's called Human From the Future, and it's about how the protagonist (who will be female in this fanfic) met Grovyle, when he was a Treecko. Geartheif - as our as-of-yet-unnamed protagonist calls him - has known Dusknoir since he was a Duskull.
    Aren't they Grovyle and Dusknoir in the future? That means that in the present (time the protagonist appears in PMD: Explorers of Sky) they are Treecko and Duskull. So maybe the Duskull from Duskull bank become Dusknoir? And the partner Treeko partnered with your future self as Grovyle in the future because it remembered you?
    Stupid time travel, making things confusing.

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