Name: Taslos Ortho
Hometown/Current Residence: Anville town; Castelia City
Role: Bug Gym Leader
Appearance: Taslos is a male with pale european skin and brightly-dyed green hair. His hair is almost always combed over ears to the back, and in a long pony-tail with a red band, extending almost halfway down his back. He keeps it well-combed, and dyes his hair often, so you never see it’s true dusty-blonde. His eyes are a pale hazel, and usually covered by a oval-shaped pair of glasses, due to his short-sightedness. He almost always has a little smile on his face, and gives off a friendly feeling. A few wrinkles are near his mouth, and he doesn’t care to hide them. Taslos has a height of 5’6”, stands tall and straight, and is rather thin and wimpy looking. He usually wears a light green undershirt with a brown, long-sleved unbuttoned shirt that goes just past his waist over it. He also wears a simple pair of blue jeans, and two brown tennis shoes. Over his shoulder is a black satchel, which is where he carries his 6 pokemon in their pokeballs, a pokedex and xtransciever, four potions, a canteen, a package of trail-mix, and his sketchbook, which he constantly is littering with sketches are drawings at the spur of a moment.
History: Taslos grew up in Anville town, Unova, in a family of 5- himself, two older sisters, and his mom and dad. The family kept a sewaddle as a family pet, adopting it just after Taslos had turned two, and it became his life-long friend. Since the time he could read he was obsessed with trains- being in Anville town, where the subway was the only way back to Unova, he of course could watch them a lot and learn about them, which he did. He loved trains enough that he spent many of his weekends there, watching the subways get repaired, riding on a short round trip with his parents, and learning how trains worked and functioned. One reason for loving trains at this point was, of course, his sisters didn’t like them, and he could get away from them at the train-yard.
Even since a young age, Taslos was quite educated, learning at a private school in Anville, where he received financial aid to attend.He studied a lot, spent much of his time reading, and starting to go into simple engineering during middle school. His family was in full support of this, and so was his sewaddle, which loved to help him in school projects. Because of his childhood obsession, he kept learning about, well, trains, and learned all about their inner-workings. He became interested in many other machines also, and managed to get a simple robotics kit to work with.
By the time he had graduated from high school, he was an inventor. He helped the subway system make better trains, which managed to finally keep them running even when the people battling were using pokemon like, oh say, a overheating chandelure, or a fighting pokemon with the power to punch out metal walls. For this he got paid, and managed the train system as a job during his college breaks. At college he left after two years of math, science, and engineer classes, and also an attempted class of programming- which he found he didn’t care much for, although it means he can make very, very simple programs on computers with systems like Java.
Taslos took his sewaddle, now a Swadloon, with him to a new job at Game Freak in Castelia City, trying to make new battle-items and finding more moves that can be transformed into TM’s. At his time there, he also learned to battle (due to the testing of new items and old improved ones), which Swadloon was eager participate in. He found he had a nook for battling, and on his trips across Unova, caught several more. Swadloon quickly evolved, and now was not only a hand in building, but a powerful battle master. He managed to convert the moves Snarl and Wild Charge into TM’s, and became known by Game Freak as one of the best TM-makers. Though most of them didn’t turn out right, just making two was two more then most Game-Freak workers could hope to make. Becoming a bit of a figure, and a well-known battler, Burgh asked him if he would want to become the new Gym Leader, as Burgh was retiring to put all his time into art. Taslos accepted, and while he kept on inventing machines and trying to find a wonderful masterpiece of technology, he also loved to be the gym leader, and spent much more of his time training.