Far across the ocean from all human Pokémon regions lies Arcology Island, a mythical realm untouched since the world's creation. It is said that one member of every Pokémon species on Earth inhabits the island. During the thousands of years during which this place has been separated from the world, these isolated creatures have gained power, strength, intelligence... and revenge.
The island is dominated by a massive monolith known as the Arcology. It is unknown how this building originated; although many of the island's Pokémon live inside, its remains locked at almost all times. The Arcology has never been fully explored by any creatures on the island, nor has the forest that surrounds it thickly on all sides.
Every few centuries, a strange black medal, marked with the inscription "100F" on the back, turns up in this forest. It is said that whoever brings this medal to its rightful place will earn the title of Supreme Arconaut and spend the remainder of its life in some kind of luxury apartment.
Whenever this medal appears, the doors of the building open for a single brief moment, and Pokémon are able to enter and leave as they wish. During these fleeting periods, known as "Face-Offs," all the Pokémon on the island are said to get into a huge, bitter race. They try to climb as high as possible in the tower while using insults and discouraging comments to send all other Pokémon down.
Recently, psychic disturbances from Arcology Island have led us to suspect that the medal has reappeared. An agency known as the Secret Entry, Response & Enforcement Bureau of Island Investigation (SEREBII) was quickly formed, and its members were sent to the Arcology to observe the coming Face-Off. They have made landfall on the island just in time for its grand reopening.
The race is on.
Arcology is a face-off. On Arcology Island, all known Pokémon species are in a wild race for control of the tower, and as Serebii.net members, your votes determine their fates. The objective of every Pokémon is to reach the tower's 100th floor (100F). Only one Supreme Arconaut shall get there.
Weaker Pokémon will begin on the bottom floor, 1F, or outside the tower. But new, stronger Pokémon will constantly be joining the journey. New Pokémon will enter the face-off on every floor up to 90F. These will be introduced roughly in order of base stat totals, with those boasting higher stats being found higher up in the tower.
Every so often, I will post a description of a floor in the Arcology. The Pokémon on each floor are spread out over several rooms (with the exception of Sky Lobbies, where everybody fights everybody). In different rooms, Pokémon are eliminated for different reasons. For example, in a battling room, the weakest Pokémon is thrown out, and in a fancy restaurant, the least fancy-looking Pokémon loses. In each room, one Pokémon is eliminated (usually); the rest move on to the next floor, usually via the nearest stairs.
Along with each map is a list of categories that looks like this.
You can submit one vote in each category. In this case, given Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, you have to pick the one whom you believe is the strongest. Your replies should look like this (icons are optional).
Whoever garners the fewest votes is eliminated; if there is a tie, a random number generator may be used to decide the unlucky one. There are a few more complicated rules, but they'll all be explained... in time... when I have more time. Good luck to you and your faves.
Every day, I will post a list of categories such as "Strongest" or "Smartest" along with a group of Pokémon. Just choose the strongest, most intelligent, etc., one. Any questions?
You and your SEREBII friends have arrived on Arcology Island, and the tension is already stirring out here in the woods. From a green pine clearing directly in front of your parachute landing site, you observe a quarrel between five cute critters. Seems like they're arguing over who's the most adorable -- if, of course, your knowledge of the Pichuian language serves you correctly. It's a shame that one unlucky, uncute Pokémon will have to get the axe.
On your right is a road where a Poochyena and a Rattata are waging a battle; on your left, a Wooper and Lotad are duking it out in a field.
At the end of the road, three imposing gates block your view of the mighty Arcology building that lies just ahead. For a moment, you savour the simple, sublime views of the forest and sky. Well, you've had enough of that. The gates are beginning to close already, and you would prefer not to be shut outdoors for another few centuries.
Without looking at the other gates, at the vicious battle between four Water-types or the miniature race between four Bugs, your entire squad runs for the open door, jumping straight over three caterpillar-like creatures having a popularity contest.
Just after you all enter, the gates slam shut, and you think you hear an evil laugh from somewhere in the distance. You are in the Face-Off. There's no turning back now... it is on. Like Pokémon.
You are allowed to make one vote in each group. Take your picks, please!