Background & Personality:~work in progress~
Ever since he was young Lucas was stricken with a permanent illness that prevented him from leaving the house. His health had at one point, due to Rags, reached such a stage he had to be hospitalised for days, a moment Rags has never forgiven himself for. Lucas and Rags’ path managed to cross one another when the vagabond Pokémon crossed his houde by accident and was lured in to play.
Though tricked, the Rags quickly became friendly with the boy and learned of his health problem. Confined to his room, the two spent most of their days inside between books, lego bricks and other indoor activities. Their favourite though, by far, was the picture book of professional photographs, each one showcasing a magnificent display of Pokémon and their natural habitats of deserts, jungles and icy ruins. The two made a pact that one day, when Lucas got better, they would head out on their own adventure to see the places for themselves.
Their luck came when the region’s professor happened to live in the exact same city and was known for sending youngsters with exceptional skills on adventures with an electronic copy of the Pokémon encyclopaedia. Unfortunately, the two were unable to show the professor, or anyone outside their house for that matter, what they were capable of. For the professor to consider them, he’d have to recognise them as being extraordinary people with battling skills or knowledge. This didn’t stop them though, and by the time Lucas’ illness faded, controlled by an aerosol of herbs he keeps as ‘cigarettes’, the two entered the examination. Lucas left the exam as one of the first, causing s******s and sneers from all the other contestants as they assumed he had given up. To their surprise, it turned out he had achieved one of the highest scores on the professor’s written exam in a long time, as a result of Lucas and Rags having been confined to his room and surrounded by books they’ve been studying for years. Despite having never heard of the young man before or seen him in action, the professor opted to give him a Pokédex on account of his unique qualities, to which Lucas replied eagerly by vigorously shaking the professor’s and giving an obnoxious cheer.
Lucas wouldn’t come across as someone with a whole lot of common sense, preferring to start fights or problems by not considering consequences simply for the sake of fun. His lack of outside contact is evident as he rarely seeks contact with other people and has little disregard for their welfare or being, preferring to seek treasure and wealth. Often, his partner Rags will have to act as his conscience, who relies on his former Ralts’ stage to sense the emotions of other people and how they’re reacting to his trainer. Despite his foolish antics and immaturity, he has shown to understand more than he what he may give off and is astutely aware of what he’s doing, planning some of his actions in advance. His extensive knowledge of the Pokémon world, as tested for the Pokédex written exam, is proof that he knows more than he often lets on. Indeed, under certain moments of pressure his expression changes from his usual grin to a bitter scowl that reflects his deep thought. Lucas’ ultimate goal for his adventures remains the same as when he grew up: to travel to far exotic places and visit every location that matched a picture in his picture book, accompanied by Rags of course.
Bio: Second-in-Command, Combatant, Fencer
Rags can sense emotions and thus usually adopts whatever emotional state his trainer is in. Their long history together has enhanced this emotional symmetry and Rags will often mimic any feeling his trainer has, like hunger or an adrenaline rush. Lucas can to a certain extent also sense some of Rags' emotions. After his evolution, Rags did lose most of this Ralts’ trait yet he can still, to a certain extent, share and understand his trainers’ feelings. Because of his knightlier persona, Rags largely takes the role of protector and second in-command of the group (as well as frustrated parent at times) and is very protective of his fellow team mates. He often also acts as Lucas’ conscience, providing him with more honest choices to follow. Rags is also Lucas’ main Pokémon and the de-facto fallback for battle. Rags has little problem with fighting but will always try to do so in a just manner, avoiding any form of deceptive or unfair combat. Examples are that he’ll never initiate combat by attacking a Pokémon from behind or try to outnumber his opponent when allying with others. Due to his past with Lucas, he has developed a fondness for apples and sunsets while greatly disliking Poochyenas and Mightyenas. As a ‘just’ swordmaster, he despises those who pick on the weak or abuse their power.
Bio: Combatant, Berserker
Since the moment Lucas obtained Kong he's been a nuisance. Disrespectful, lazy and inconsiderate, Kong has most definitely been hard to handle. Despite all this, Lucas hasn't ever come close to abandoning it and it was at the moment when this became evident that Kong was able to overcome his nightmares of abandonment. Once the nightmares were over, the sloth Pokémon was able to get a good rest for once leading to him feeling pumped up with energy which caused him to evolve. His new evolutionary stage, a Vigoroth, is exactly the opposite of what the sloth Pokémon once was and represents the new-found power that has risen from his new union with Lucas. Kong was still problematic though. Energetic to say the least. Never sitting still, always moving and rearing to battle, Kong had given a Lucas a whole new range of trouble.
Due to an anger-induced rage when facing a Gastly, Kong burst into a fury that forced him into evolving to his final stage of a Slaking. While he now regains his initial sloth-like behavior that was well-established as a Slakoth, Kong has become more obedient and can spring into action at times when ordered to do so. His physical prowess make him a beast on the battlefield and Kong is often used in dire situations when barbaric strength and brute force is required, usually as a fallback. Despite Rags being the main combatant on Lucas’ team, Kong is considered the powerhouse he uses for battles where grace isn’t a factor to consider.
Bio: Analysis, Precision, Lock-down
Wattson could be seen as one of the smartest of Lucas' Pokémon in the fact that he is quite analytical, even when in battle. He has also developed a method of effective communication with people, saying 'Mag' when meaning 'yes' and 'Mite' when meaning 'no'. Because of this, he might come off as distant and robotic even though he's actually one of the most feeling of Lucas Pokémon. Despite being the most inorganic Pokémon, he is the most sensitive when it comes to his emotions and can easily feel insulted. His sensitivity is also seen when he comes in close contact with electronic or magnetic devices. In most cases, the device seems to jam his inner core, making him bounce and jitter erratically in place which often leads to confusion. It is considered dangerous to be close to him when that happens, even if it does look funny. In extreme cases, Wattson might turn himself 'off' when the situation seems dire. This state will look a lot like being knocked-out except that he will recover in a matter of minutes. Even if Wattson is a sensitive Pokémon, he is mechanoid nonetheless as is seen in his battle style. He gives quick responses in the form of ‘Mag’ and ‘Mite’ and abuses attacks such as Lock-On and Recycle to effectively lock-down an opponent with almost bare minimum requirements. For this reason, Wattson is often used for battle when precise calculation and program-execution is required.
Bio: Solo-player, Spectral Freezing, Lock-Down
Another recent addition to the team. After having fulfilled his role in his old team, Faust was traded to Lucas in the hopes of finding a home more suited to him. Faust appears to be a quiet Pokémon, having not said a word to anyone since they first met. He doesn't interact with anyone else but does always stay close to his team. One might think him to be a disobedient Pokémon, but nothing is further from the truth - Faust appears to be extremely obedient though no reason can be given for this. Faust is the only Pokémon on the team Lucas actively worries about, often wondering how the Pokémon feels at times since he often acts more like an obedient puppet than a living soul. Faust’s battle style relies on chilling his opponent. Either through cold, windy and ominous attacks or his cool and quiet demeanour coupled with his blank stare. Faust is rarely, if ever, used for battle and used mainly for keeping his party in check by freezing/scaring them in place. That’s not to say that he can’t use his personality effectively in battle.
Gender: Male Level:17 Type: Dark Nature: Serious Ability: Super Luck Held Item: - Obtained:Trade with Kaisap Happiness:10 Contest Stats: 0/0/0/0/0 IQ: 0 ORAS Transition Level: 6 Moves:
Bio: Disaster Look-Out, Precision, Critical Strikes
Doom was merely a newborn when Lucas received him, a fact he was unaware of when the trade was made. Doom is still an infant and thus is small and has a lot to grow before it can battle. Because he's an infant, everything is still new to him and he gets curious very easily, sometimes wandering off if he's not being actively watched. He's very playful and so far, every member in Lucas' party has readily accepted him into their group despite their initial fear of the nickname 'The Disaster Pokémon'. (Planning on using some form of Despair Event Horizon event to break his character into a more stoic persona)
Bio: Transport, Land, Speed
Obtained from a passing trainer. Sterope tends to shy away from others, including her own team members. She's easily started or frightened, a fact that Kong, as a Vigoroth, accidentally exploited with his loud shouts. The Ponyta has taken a quick liking to Lucas and trusts him enough to stay close though it is mainly so she has someone to hide behind if someone else approaches her. Because she was born shortly before being traded to Lucas, she has had some trouble with walking and galloping, forcing Lucas to withhold his hopes of riding a Ponyta into battle. Lately though, her legs have grown stronger and she's spooked less easily as a result of her age (level). Lucas plans to try and ride her soon, having a faster method of transportation for his adventures. Sterope’s main role on the team is that of transport and she is rarely, if ever, used for combat. Despite that though, she can hold her own in battle if needed and uses a the flames on her body together with charging attacks to deliver solid blows.
Level Up: Amnesia, Astonish, Brine, Dive, Growl, Mist, Rest, Rollout, Splash, Water Gun, Water Pulse, Water Spout, Whirlpool TM/HM/CM Moves:Dive, Surf MT/Egg Moves:Fissure, Soak
Bio: Transport, (Under)water, Tank
Pearl, upon being added to Lucas’ team, quickly gorged herself on a stock of his Rare Candies which for some reason he left lying around in his base. She thereupon quickly evolved into a Wailord. Pearl is considered to be somewhat slow and dim-witted but has great love for her fellow team mates. He often goes out on her own, allowing her to be called upon from most places near the ocean. She greatly enjoys this, seeing her team mates and trainer and will often spout water or cause a giant wave to flood the adventuring party. Despite being used mainly for transport, Pearl has battling capabilities that allow her to hold her own against other aquatic Pokémon.
Name: Mrs. Khan (+ Jr. Khan)
Gender: Female Level: 1 Type: Normal Nature: Hardy Ability: Scrappy Held Item: - Obtained:Egg House Happiness Points:1 Contest Stats:10/10/10/10/10 IQ:2 Moves:
Bio: Base-Bound, Parental Supervision, Intruder Inquisitor
Mrs. Khan has quickly established herself as the authoritative figure in the household of Lucas’ base, much to Lucas’ chagrin. She is haughty, disapproving and has a general superior attitude to everyone else. Despite this though, she is effective at what she does, which is taking care of all of Lucas’ infant Pokémon that keep trickling in from the Egg House. In addition, she is an ‘okay’ cook (don’t tell her otherwise) and has a low tolerance for intruders, often hitting them hard or throwing them out if possible.
Bio: Base-Bound, Defence, Turret & Whip
Somewhat of an oddball. Though always present amongst the rest of his party, he doesn't talk with most of them that often. As a Bellsprout, his movements were fast but wonky as he had trouble balancing his head with each step, to the point that it seems exaggerated. After his evolution, Hood became more confined to one spot and didn’t shift around as much. He usually hangs quietly from a tree branch, waiting for prey or intruders. Despite his quiet and sedentary lifestyle, he has a rash temperament and quick-to-anger persona. He often shoots on sight single-mindedly, making him a perfect candidate as base defence (when others aren’t around).
Gender: Male Level:33 Type: Bug Nature: Calm Ability: Sturdy Held Item: - Obtained:Trade with Missingo Master Happiness Points:7 Contest Stats: 0/0/0/0/0 IQ: 0 ORAS Transition Level: 1 Moves:
Bio: Base-Bound, Defence, Traps & Bombs
Ford is the second of Lucas’ base defences who is, similarly to Hood, almost never taken on adventures. The Pineco has little trouble with this as he also doesn’t enjoy moving around too much. Ford can be seen almost as an opposite to Hood in that he is calmer when intruders enter the base. This can almost be translated to certain type of sluggishness, especially when considering that the Pineco slurs a lot of his speech. His other contrast to Hood is his role as base defence. Whereas Hood quickly attacks intruders, Ford builds up the defences to impede the opponent by laying down traps. Even though he and Hood can be considered opposites, the two are best friends and get along fantastically and can often be found hanging from the same tree branch.
Name: Blackbeard (Short: Black)
Gender: Male Level:16 Type: Normal/Flying Nature: Impish Ability: Tangled Feet Held Item: - Obtained:Trade with Missingo Master Happiness Points:6 Contest Stats: 0/0/0/0/0 IQ: 0 ORAS Transition Level: 14 Moves:
Bio: Support, Communication, Auditory & Vocal, Spy
Blackbeard was traded to Lucas by another young trainer who unfortunately had to make cuts in his party. Blackbeard has a more playful nature, mimicking others' sentences and taunting them with it. Though his mimicry may appear random at times, there is a small suspicion that Blackbeard knows perfectly well what it's saying and has even been caught on a few occasions with producing original speech, indicative that it understands more than it let's on. He likes to perch on others' shoulders, whether he is acquainted with that person or not. Blackbeard has a bit of trouble adapting to his new group and often teases them because of it. His favourite person for teasing will, however, always be the Meowth that belonged to his previous trainer. Despite having battle prowess, as was seen in his fight against Floss, Blackbeard’s role on the team is more that of team mascot. His ability to record short pieces of conversation is why he is more often used as scout or spy, sent ahead to record events that lie in the distance.
Name: Greycoat (Short: Grey)
Gender: Male Level: 1 Type: Psychic Nature: Docile Ability: Telepathy Held Item: - Obtained:Egg House Happiness Points:3 Contest Stats: 0/0/0/0/0 IQ: 0 Moves:
Bio: Support, Communication, Visual & Mental, Image-Distorter
Grey was a new addition to the team from the Egg House. After the Pokédex relayed some information about its evolutionary line, Lucas decided to keep the Pokémon as a useful means for recording and communicating situations that may arise. Just as how Black may record audio to relay afterwards to Lucas, Grey may record visual imagery and relay it to others with his psychic powers. At other times, he may even predict future events and aid the party that way.
Bio: Support, Communication, Olfactory & Gustration, Lock-Down
Floss was caught during the Friend Safari Event. While there, Lucas had mocked her after her fur got stuck on a tree. Lucas helped her free but was met with an angered Swirlix. The two battled of which the end result was that the Swirlix got stuck on the same tree again. But instead of knocking it out, Lucas apologised to the Pokémon and Floss promptly joined their team, making it Lucas' very first capture.
Floss is a very happy and energetic Pokémon who gets along well with others. She has a preference for licking people to find out what they taste like and sometimes covers others in her chocolate attacks to sweeten them up. She has an unfortunate habit of getting her sticky coat stuck on rough surfaces, often requiring help to be removed. Floss’s style of battle is similar to that of Wattson or Faust in that it relies on slowing down an opponent. The only difference is that Floss relies more on actual attacks, (usually food based). Because of this, Floss is often used both inside and outside of battle when distance from opponents is required or the opponent’s speed becomes an issue.
Bio: Lone Wolf, Infiltrator, Stealth
The first hatchling to be added to Lucas' team. She feels out of sorts in between the others and spends most of her time separate from the others, not feeling she belongs that well. Her main goal is to find her place in the team and prove her worth as a battler despite having some awkward flight as a result from being a newborn. Her fangs are underdeveloped as well which makes some of her attacks difficult to perform.