I might be interested in joining, but I have a few questions first. Can my character by a pokemon researcher who joined up with Drakes team for conveiniance? He will have little boat/ocean knowlege, and the pokemon tropius and rotom.

It would be like this. He tried to get someone to take him the mirage island, as he is looking for the rare pokemon on it. No one would give him the grant, so he went to other sources.