Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve been on the RP forums, so I figured I would jump back in. This RP will be rated PG-13, so keep the cursing to a minimum, little/no bloody violence (outside of battles, that is), and obviously no sexual stuff.
1) Follow all forum rules, both general and RPG, as well as these rules.
2) No arguing, fighting, etc
3) Keep it PG-13!
4) At least try to use good grammar, I understand if it isn’t perfect
5) No godmodding or controlling other’s characters in a major way, especially if it’s OOC
6) I, the GM, have the power to do the above stuff to a minor extent, as long as it’s to move the plot along
7) Yes, you can reserve a spot. I understand there’s a good bit of typing to do if you do it right, so I will give you as much time as you need. Although I believe these are unnecessary in the beginning, because I will probably be accepting anywhere from 10-20 people. When there’s around 5 spots left, I’ll announce it.
8) Only one character per RPer.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Pokémon world was primitive. The only known, civilized region was Kanto. People befriended their Pokémon without the use of Pokeballs. The legendaries were elusive creatures that only seemed to exist in myths. Nobody was even sure they existed.
Fifty years later, there were three regions: Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn. Technology was advancing at an astonishing rate, with the invention of many types of Pokeballs, and a Master Ball prototype. Hoenn was practically a wild jungle, with only a small village to accommodate the few adventurous enough to leave their homes and attempt to colonize it. Kanto and Johto, on the other hand, were busy bustling cities, each with a population of a few million. People had claimed of seeing the legendaries, but nobody knew whether to believe them.
Today, there are five major regions, with a sixth being explored now. Technology was moving forth in what many would call the wrong direction. Instead of coming up with new ways to befriend Pokémon, people were inventing ways to force Pokémon under their control. They treated them as tools, and began to take over civilized areas. They “brain-washed” them, taking over their minds, and not allowing them to think for themselves. But despite this, they are still searching for the ultimate power that will allow them to alter the Pokémon down to their very genetics: Mew. If they succeed, then the entire Pokémon world will be in jeopardy.
One team of these “hackers” was Team Replay. They were centered in Hoenn, with not a single place in the region being uncontrolled by them. The most powerful hacking technology was being held by them, and with every day, they increased their knowledge. Currently, they can make what they call “glitches”: Pokémon that often cause weird effects around themselves, with no guarantee of power or working in favor of the trainer. They caught Pokémon using force, corrupting them from capture. As for training, they are used until a point of exhaustion and are kept under harsh conditions, often giving them a hatred for everyone and everything around them (trainers excluded; the technology they are caught with prevents them from attacking their trainer, although it does not stop them from hating them.) They are steadily increasing their hold on the Pokémon world, and are a force to be reckoned with.
The second team went by the name of Team Shark. They had gotten a hold of some of Team Replay’s technology, but used it in a different way. They caught their Pokémon with the use of Pokeballs, allowing them to bond somewhat with their trainer, but they also utilize similar technology to cause the Pokémon to hate their surroundings, though not as much as those under Team Replay’s control. They have a base in Kanto, with the only uncontrolled part of the region being the Pokémon League. Team Shark also has access to the same glitch Pokémon as Team Replay, and have not figured out a way to get rid of the strange effects.
But, another force is working against the two hacking teams. They are the Pokémon Defense Force, located in the region of Unova. They work for the good of the Pokémon, as well as for people. They are currently smaller than the hackers, but many want to join their side. They capture Pokémon with Pokeballs, but bond with them over a long period of time. Each member has a special partner that they have the strongest bond with, along with any number of others on their team.
Recently, the two teams have combined forces to work together, ganging up on the PDF. A drafting call has been sent out to all citizens in Unova for the PDF. You either volunteered to join the force or were drafted for it. Your task is to collaborate with the other PDF members of your squad, as well as each squad work together, in order to take down the hackers.
Alright! So, if you’re confused about the whole “squad” thing, let me enlighten you: Once I have x number of spots, then I will divide everybody into a squad, and post it in the opening post. Simple enough, right? Also, as a note, in your squad, NOBODY will be captain. There will be times when one may temporarily assume leadership, but there will not be just one permanent leader.
Now, as for the sign-ups, there are two; one for your character, and one for your Pokémon. Your team can contain up to six members, not including your special-bonded partner (see below for more detail). So, in total, you can have a MAXIMUM of 7 mons. And it is required to have at least 2-3 besides your partner.
As for your special partner, they are pretty much like Pichu in Guardian Signs: you have the strongest bond with them. It can be any Pokémon within the rules (which are explained in the sign-up), so don’t feel limited. Although I will say RIGHT NOW that you will need to come up with a back-story for how your character formed such a strong bond with their partner. So if your character can’t swim, their partner probably won’t be a Kingdra, etc.
[B]Name:[/B] (self explanatory)
[B]Gender:[/B] (self explanatory)
[B]Age:[/B] (At least 18 years)
[B]Personality:[/B] (100 words minimum, more is preferred)
[B]Appearance/Physical Description:[/B] (100 words minimum, more isn’t necessary. Pictures are not recommended, since my computer doesn’t like loading images, but it’s your choice.)
[B]History:[/B] (At least 100 words, more is perfectly okay)
[B]Other:[/B] (I can’t think of anything to put here for now, but when I do, I’ll add it)
And now onto the Pokémon!
Since your partner will be your most important, it gets its own mini sign-up.
**Note- Banned Pokémon are clichéd Pokémon (most starters, eeveelutions, families such as Ralts, Pikachu, Riolu, the dragons, etc), legendaries, fakemon and glitch Pokémon (that would make you a hacker XD), shinies, and sixth gen Pokémon. As for the clichéd Pokémon, as long as it isn’t really over-used, then I’ll let it slip by, but there are NO exceptions to the others.
For your partner:
[B]Nickname:[/B] (if applicable)
[B]Gender:[/B] (Male, Female, or Genderless)
[B]Moves:[/B] (You may have ONE of the following: TM move, DW move, special move (XD purify, etc) or Egg move. The others must be move tutor moves from any gen, or level up moves. Four moves should be listed, but I follow the headcanon that Pokémon are intelligent enough to remember more than four attacks at a time. So list the four most common here, but if in battle you use something not listed every once in a while, that’s fine.)
[B]Personality:[/B] (100 words minimum)
[B]Appearance/Description:[/B] (While shinies are banned, color alterations are allowed/encouraged. About a paragraph is good, although this isn’t really necessary; at least give a couple details on how your Pokémon differs from others of its species.)
[B]History:[/B] (Must at least include how they met their trainer and why they are so close. 1-2 paragraphs)
*Note- Your Pokémon will naturally have all abilities, including DW ones. But don’t overuse them.
For the rest of your team, each Pokémon must have their own separate form as follows. The same guidelines/limits used above apply here as well (except history, in which a paragraph or so is acceptable).