Drew Guildford ♂ | Hometown: Castelia City, Unova Occupation: Journalist (currently employed with Castelia Tribune) / Blogger Age: 23 years | Birthdate: October 3
Standing around 6'1", Drew Guildford is a tall guy. Maybe not the tallest, but certainly not the shortest guy around. His build is much like a runner: slim and lean but still with some muscular tone from regular exercise. Being a journalist, Drew is often out in the field working and has therefore gained a hint of a tan on his face, neck, and forearms. That's about the extent of his tan though, as he really could care less if he looks like a tanned male model on a magazine cover. Drew's hair is close-cropped and a dark shade of black, and his eyes are a bright emerald green. He is usually found wearing a black T-shirt, sometimes but not always featuring either a geeky logo/design or a large silhouette of an Ursaring, and jeans. Over that he wears a black leather jacket. His shoes are a worn pair of white tennis shoes, but when he can get away with it he trades them for a pair of flip flops, which he finds much more comfortable. Atop his head is nearly always some sort of hat, most often a fedora or newsboy hat but occasionally some other type from his large collection such as a Stetson or even a fez. Around his neck Drew always wears two things: a drum key on a thin chain (one of his most favorite mementos from his high school years) and, when he's out of his Pokéball, his Ekans Salazar.
Drew Guildford was born and raised within Castelia City, Unova, and has lived there most of his life. In the city Drew never really was all that bored, so by the time it came for generic journey-time when he was ten Drew ignored expectations and stayed within the city. He went through school, found a talent in writing, and afterwards joined the staff of the local newspaper: the Castelia Tribune (and that wasn't at all because he was friends with the boss' son, who later became the boss himself; heavens no). Drew rose through the ranks and became one of its better journalists his only real rival being Lila Evans, his... well, he actually still doesn't know what exactly they are in terms of friends, fair-weather friends, enemies, or what else; but point is they definitely are rivals within the company. By the summer of 2013 Drew had earned himself a paid vacation: a few weeks relaxing in the far off land of Fizzy Bubbles. After a couple weeks in, however, he got a phone call from his boss, who offered him the chance to travel the globe for more or less free in return for writing about it in the Tribune. Already outside Unova, Drew was the perfect choice for the job, and (if he was being honest) already a little bored with the vacation tedium, said "Why the hell not!" and was off, beginning his journey through Fizzy Bubbles.
Will he truly have the adventure of a lifetime? Will he ever find out exactly why the region of Fizzy Bubbles sounds like it should be a soft drink brand? For that matter, will he ever actually do everything there is to do in Fizzy Bubbles and move onto another region? Honestly, Drew doesn't even know himself, but you can bet that if he does ever get those answers or more he'll post about it on his blog, where he's posting the most up-to-date info on his travels.
Bio: As is common amongst it species, Korvéo has a fondness for anything shiny and has been known to steal unattended jewelry on occasion. This kleptomaniac behavior, along with being a dark-type, has caused Korvéo to often be viewed as a sign of ill luck. Korvéo's former trainer, however, didn't believe in superstitions and regarded the Darkness Pokémon as one of his most dependable partners, so Drew has decided to cast all doubts aside and accept Korvéo as a part of his team. Incredibly intelligent, Korvéo has been trained to imitate sounds and repeat words, though not as expertly as a Chatot. *To be fleshed out later*