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The Pokemon Experience

The Pokemon Experience

Characters train, battle, and grow with their Pokemon. Open to a large number of RPers. No storyline, so you can join whenever you feel like joining!

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The Story: Welcome, new trainers! You're about to embark on a Pokemon Journey with your faithful companion. Say goodbye to your family, for you may not be back for a while!

The Roleplay: This is a game-style Pokemon roleplay. You can do pretty much whatever you want to here. I will be narrarating the roleplay as a GM rather than an actual character. This means that I'll be whatever characters are needed. Travel companions, Gym Leaders, Rivals, Team Rocket, that's me. I'll add where I need to.

There are a few regulations on your character. You may only start with a single, unevolved Pokemon. You may not capture legendaries. You cannot kill, steal from, or greviously injure other characters (without their permission, of course). Other than that, it's a free-for-all. Travel with NPCs or OCs.

You may also begin anywhere in the original four regions, excluding the Rainbow Islands. Just give me time to create the world up to your hometown (which is where you'll begin) before posting. Also, make sure to select your location from the dropbox at the right of the "Posting" screen.

Also, you can become an explorer! After you gain some much needed experience as a trainer, you'll be able to travel to the uncharted regions of the map. Just make sure that you bring a companion or two out there, because it may get mighty lonely...

The Rules:
1 No Godmodding. Duh.
2 Cursing is not allowed.
3 Romance is allowed, but keep it PG10. Nothing past kissing, please. I mean, COME ON, it's a Pokemon roleplay.
4 Please subscribe, bookmark, or post to the OOC thread so that you'll know when I post information regarding how to Pokemon battle and other important information.
5 Speaking of the OOC thread... please keep OOC chatter or questions there. Please and thank you.
6 Literacy, please. I'd like posts of 2-3 good paragraphs. Please do your absolute best to use proper spelling and grammar. One or two mistakes are fine, but I want to be able to read it...
7 Check back here often. Let me know if you're leaving.
8 Leveling up is not part of the RP. Evolving pokemon will be based on the characters abilities. Use good judgement when you think its time to evolve, please.
9 I may make up more rules. They will be bolded.
10 I think that I will be overwhelmed by the number of people who would sign up, given the chance. Therefore, I will stop accepting characters after a few more. Once a few people quit, I will reopen signups. You can submit a character, go for it... but I may PM you to tell you that you'll have to wait a while before actually participating.


In order to join this roleplay, please fill out the following character sheet and post it in the "Description" catagory in the official char sheet:

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[b]Starting Town[/b]:

[b]Picture or Description[/b]:


1 (This should be the only slot filled in)

Original Characters:
-----Zack Valdez, 13, Pallet Town; played by XigRawr723
-----Thatch Wilson, 15, Pallet Town; played by Greatcow
-----Blake Tepets, 16, Viridian City; played by Demetry_the_hated
-----Lee Wilter, 15, Pallet Town; played by Lightxkira
-----Jack Cega, 17, Pewter City; played by Cryovizard
-----Tsukai Amai, 15, Viridian City; played by ShatteredDreams
-----Cayne Paranoia, 16, Lavaridge Town; played by MisMcCartney
-----Tekno Lahjik, 16, Vermillion City; played by Drake Nightwing


-Posting: All IC will be located under the Activity tab (see above). Make sure to select the location that your character is before posting. If you accidentally post to "The Pokemon World", it's okay, just edit the post and cut it. Then go back and post it to the correct location.

-Location: It appears that the Location dropbox will not display all areas of the Pokemon World. Anything after New Bark Town seems to have been cut off. However, there is still a way to post to the hidden locations. Go to the Places tab and scroll down until you see the place that your character is. Click that location. Once there, you can see posts that are there

-Battling: To avoid clogging the IC, all battles with NPC (characters played by me) will be held in the Battle Arena, then posted to the IC in a condensed format by me. PvP battles will be held in the same manner.

-Random Events: To simplify things on the GM side, please pick a number, 1-10 unless specified, in every post.

-Unexplored Territories: As soon as I finish putting in all the locations for the known map, I will add the option for your character to travel to new places. You can see the map (linked above) for details. Of course, that's only if you want to. I just figured that I should have some kind of explorer option.

-Map: As of now, I have finished inputting data for all places in Kanto and Johto. Since I have never been a fan of Hoenn, I will have to go back and play some of Ruby in order to get my barings in that particular region. I will move on to Sinnoh, since I'm more familiar. So, until Hoenn's up and (sort of) running, no one start there! Or, if you're planning on it, wait until I finish. But that may take several weeks...

-Catching Pokemon: I will tell you when you encounter a Pokemon. I can tell you the technical way that catching them works, but basically, you can only 'attempt' to do things. If your Pidgey uses Scratch, I'll tell you whether it worked. If you throw a Pokeball, I'll tell you if that worked. So don't post that you catch every single Pokemon, because that would fall under rule #1.


The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

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Character Portrait: Alice Liddael A young girl who's just trying to become the best Pokemon trainer and find her place in the world.
Character Portrait: Thach Wilson A new trainer who want's to prove that some of the less popular pokemon can be champs. Also has an odd habit of nicknaming his pokemon. Pretty relaxed otherwise
Character Portrait: Blake Tepets Blake and Drake will show everyone that they are going to be the best
Character Portrait: Cayne Paranoia Hahaha! She's crazy, punky and all out fun! She loves traveling with her Vulpix, andlives life to the extreme!
Character Portrait: Tsukai Amai A hard working girl that wants to mix the breeding knowledge with the trainer techniques

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Route 126

Route 126 by RolePlayGateway

A circular path, Route 126 is the only access point to Sootopolis City. There are three ways to access the city: (a) dive underwater and go up through the underwater cave there; (b) climb the volcano; or (c) buy a helicoptor and fly in.

Sootopolis City

Sootopolis City by RolePlayGateway

A rare and difficult-to-reach city, this is home to the final Gym Leader. The mysterious Cave of Origin is located toward the back.

Route 127

Route 127 by RolePlayGateway

Another sea route, it's sparsely populated and deep.

Routes 128, 129, 130, and 131

Routes 128, 129, 130, and 131 by RolePlayGateway

This seafaring path leads from Route 127, which is the main access point for incoming ships, to Pacifalog City. Route 128 leads to the Ever Grande City, where the Pokemon League is held. On a rare day, a landmass will appear in Route 130.

Pacifidlog Town

Pacifidlog Town by RolePlayGateway

This floating city has almost no locations of interest, but for the water trainer, this could be home.

Routes 132, 133, and 134

Routes 132, 133, and 134 by RolePlayGateway

A fast current runs through this part of the sea, leading trainers from Pacifidlog Town to Slateport City. There is a strange underwater cavern here that only the most experienced divers can reach.

Ever Grande City

Ever Grande City by RolePlayGateway

The location of Hoenn's Pokemon League, this tricky-to-navigate island is bisected by a Victory Road. Yet another difficult cave to traverse.

Terra Cave

Terra Cave by RolePlayGateway

You would have to be extremely lucky to find this place.

Marine Cave

Marine Cave by RolePlayGateway

You would have to be extremely lucky to find this place.

Sky Pillar

Sky Pillar by RolePlayGateway

You would have to be extremely lucky to find this place.

Southern Island

Southern Island by RolePlayGateway

You would have to be extremely lucky to find this place.

The Pokemon World

The Pokemon World by Music

The world we will be roleplaying in. Check out the awesome picture inside...


Sinnoh by RolePlayGateway

This large Pokemon region is highly mountainous.


Kanto by RolePlayGateway

A region of the Pokemon World.

Twinleaf Town

Twinleaf Town by RolePlayGateway

A small town in the middle of the forest.

Pallet Town

Pallet Town by RolePlayGateway

A small town at the southwest corner of Kanto. Many trainers begin their journies here, and renowned Professor Oak lives in a lab here.

Route 201

Route 201 by RolePlayGateway

A short and easy path, Route 201 connects Twinleaf Town, Lake Varity, and Sand Gem Town.

Route 1

Route 1 by RolePlayGateway

The road between Pallet Town and Viridian City. Many trainers here are willing to battle or trade.

Lake Varity

Lake Varity by RolePlayGateway

One of the trio of Sinnoh lakes. There is a strange presence here...

Viridian City

Viridian City by RolePlayGateway

A large city north of Pallet Town. This city is home to many skilled trainers who wish to challenge the Indigo Plateau.

Sand Gem Town

Sand Gem Town by RolePlayGateway

This charming city to the west of Twinleaf is the home to the best research facility in the region.

Route 2

Route 2 by RolePlayGateway

The path north of Viridian City. It runs through Viridian Forest.

Route 202

Route 202 by RolePlayGateway

Another short route, this one is forestlike and contains many similiar Pokemon to such areas.

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest by RolePlayGateway

A large and confusing forest between Viridian City and Pewter City. The path disappears in some places. It could take days to get through this place...

Jubilife City

Jubilife City by RolePlayGateway

This joyful city is one of the worldwide centers for technology, offering a pioneer in the GTS that allows trainers to trade with other trainers from anywhere in the world. The Poketch Company is located here, as well as the television station that everyone watches.

Pewter City

Pewter City by RolePlayGateway

A city north of Viridian Forest and west of Mt. Moon. The first Gym of Kanto is located here.

Route 3

Route 3 by RolePlayGateway

A path east of Pewter City. It becomes very rocky and leads to Mt. Moon.

Route 203

Route 203 by RolePlayGateway

This path is well-furnished, with an obvious road. However, it ends at a wing of Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate.

Mt. Moon

Mt. Moon by RolePlayGateway

A large and confusing cave between Pewter City and Cerulean City.

Littleroot Town

Littleroot Town by RolePlayGateway

This sleepy little town in the middle of the woods is the location of Pokemon Professor Rowan.

Route 4

Route 4 by RolePlayGateway

The short road just before Cerulean City.

Route 101

Route 101 by RolePlayGateway

This short road connects Littleroot Town to the rest of the world.

Oldale Town

Oldale Town by RolePlayGateway

Another small town. Only beginning trainers even bother doing anything here except walking straight through.

Cerulean City

Cerulean City by RolePlayGateway

A large city just past Mt. Moon. This is the location of the second Gym in Kanto.

Route 102

Route 102 by RolePlayGateway

This road, filled with weak trainers, connects Oldale Town and Petalburg City.

Oreburgh Gate

Oreburgh Gate by RolePlayGateway

Although it seems to be only a simple cave between Jubilife and Oreburgh, the basement contains much more than meets the eye.

Oreburgh City

Oreburgh City by RolePlayGateway

This mining town is home to the adorable first Sinnoh Gym Leader. I'm sorry, did I just say that? I must be tired...

Route 204

Route 204 by RolePlayGateway

A charmingly natural path, Route 204 is divided by a small but rough cave called Ravaged Path.

Floaroma Town

Floaroma Town by RolePlayGateway

Though beautiful and filled with sweet flowers and girls, Floaroma Town holds little appeal for all but the cautious trainer and the thrillseeker.

Route 205

Route 205 by RolePlayGateway

A long and complex road, Route 205 contains Fuego Ironworks and Valley Windworks; it also surrounds Eterna Forest, one of the three most expansive groups of tree that are still surpassable.

Eterna Forest

Eterna Forest by RolePlayGateway

Although it is not the largest of the forests, it is by far the most complex. It has many mysteries from ancient times.

Eterna City

Eterna City by RolePlayGateway

Although this city, the home to the second Gym Leader, was once the center of culture and history, but traditions have begun to fade.

Route 206

Route 206 by RolePlayGateway

This route is the location for Sinnoh's Bike Path, along with a confusing and nearly pointless cave known as Wayward Cave. It almost connects Eterna City to Oreburgh, with a little help from Route 207.

Route 207

Route 207 by RolePlayGateway

Home to rough and rocky terrain, this connects Oreburgh City, Route 206, and Mt. Coronet.

Mt. Coronet

Mt. Coronet by RolePlayGateway

The largest mountain in the world, Mt. Coronet has many man-made tunnels through it.

Route 208

Route 208 by RolePlayGateway

Connecting Hearthome City to Mt. Coronet, the contrast of the flat fields from the cliffs is a jaw-dropping sight to behold from Hearhome.

Hearthome City

Hearthome City by RolePlayGateway

The biggest city in the world, in some people's eyes. Containing a Gym, a cathedral, Amity Square, the Super Contest Hall, and much more, this city is one of the most desirable to live in.

Route 209

Route 209 by RolePlayGateway

Two twin towers, Lost Tower and another, reside in this road that connects Hearthome City to Solaceon Town.

Solaceon Town

Solaceon Town by RolePlayGateway

Places of interest in this small farming community are the Day Care, Solaceon Ruins, and Sinnoh's newspaper.

Route 210

Route 210 by RolePlayGateway

The first half of this road, although somewhat obscured by the tall grass that grows there, is relatively easy to pass through and accesses Veilstone City eventually. The northern half, past a small cafe, is covered by dense fog, but travellers think that it covers an area of high cliffs above a waterfall. It leads to Celestic Town.

Celestic Town

Celestic Town by RolePlayGateway

This tiny town contains the memories of days long past, including a fresco depicting either the lake trio around either Dialgo or Palkia, or the diminsion trio around another great being...

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#2010-03-16 20:55:26, as written by Music
(Wow, you picked up everything. I'll let you choose how to use the information that's given below.)

[Tekno Lahjik] The astute teenager would find that no one knew all that much about Saranna.

The two girls decided that that woudl be the best time to get up and walk away, first returning Graveller to its Pokeball. The suits were long gone, disappeared practically. The old man from the Fan Club took that moment to walk outside his place of work. Smiling politely at Tekno, he proceeded to sit on the bench and puff on an old-fashioned pipe, looking quite aristocratic all the while.

In the Pokemon Center, Nurse Joy looked out across the abandoned lobby. There was no one there to help or take care of, so she felt slightly lonely.

She knew very little about Saranna. The only facts that anyone knew were that she had moved to Vermillion City a little less than a year ago with only her Pokemon, purchased a red motorcycle, and ran an online business out of her home. She kept to herself and was generally very polite.

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#2010-03-16 21:02:06, as written by Music
[Jack Cega] Immediately after Jack's Taillow stopped spouting warcries, timid and wild Pokemon began to poke their heads out from the grass, desparate to find the source of the sweet scent. So much so that when the girl with the Vulpix crossed through the grass, holding her Vulpix high above, the Pokemon didn't run away in terror.

"Looking for something special, are we?" The girl's voice was friendly and slight flirtacious. She sat on the edge of the blanket after helping Jack finish spreading it out. "What is it that you want?" Her Vulpix crooned to the small Spinarak that poked its head off of a stalk of grass. Also searching for the smell were a small Poliwag and a slightly larger Zigzagoon.

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#2010-03-16 21:44:38, as written by Music
[Thach Wilson] Finally the counter opened up, and the two young trainers were able to approach the counter.

[Lee Wilters] By the time that Lee finished leaving his stuff in the room, it was getting late out. The streetlamps of the city began to light, even though it was still early by most standards and the light still shone in the sky.

The said guitarist had sat down on a nearby bench, instead of constantly standing. But when the young trainer approached him, he bolted to his feet, grinning. "Hi, I'm Joey. And this is my band." He pointed to the two Pokemon on the ground: a Chimecho and a Shinx. "Will you be headed to Johto any time soon? I'm trying to travel to Ecruteak City, to try and make a name for myself as a musician, but it's not safe anymore to travel alone, especially when you're as weak as me." He tried to look less helpless. "If you're going to travel somewhere else instead, that's fine as well, if you'll eventually be heading that way."


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"Nice to meet you joey" lee smiled and watched the chimecho and shinx make shy introductions of their own to Sparks and Ralts. "This is sparks and Ralts" lee said gesturing to his two pokemon. Ralts hiding behind his legs and sparks seeming to be communicating with the chimecho and shinx. "A band you say?, that sounds interesting" He paused and seemed to be thinking. "Im off to Sapphiron right now with a friend who needs to take a growlithe there". "She's a breeder, you see". "But after that I'm not sure what ill do, whether ill challenge gyms or go journeying and searching for new pokemon". "Thats my goal you see, to catch as many pokemon as i can and become a gym leader, once I'm strong enough". "ill definitely cheer for you and support you when you become a musician" lee said laughing as ralts began to slowly creep around to the others. "Perhaps i could give you my number" he said pulling out his phone. "Shoot look at the time!, the store will close soon!" he said quickly and gave joey his number and ran off waving a quick goodbye and into the poke mart the two pokemon chasing after him,

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*(Love Posting #9! ...Sorry, sometimes I can't resist a terrible pun every now and zen.)*

Tekno was a little surprised that his quest for information yielded little result. However, now that he knew she now ran an online business out of her home, he supposed that explained the business card quite nicely.

Still, if she had only arrived less than a year ago, then he still had to wonder exactly why those girls seemed scared of her. Perhaps it was because of her Mightyena? ...Was that even the only Pokemon she had? He figured this would warrant further investigation, although if those two girls were the only ones that seemed out-and-out frightened of her, then perhaps his initial impressions were probably misjudged? After all, Nurse Joy did state she was generally very polite.

Although, he debated, generally meant not-always. And keeping to yourself was also a standard, if possibly cliche, characteristic of people that were likely up to no good. Though, this didn't state her as a bad person--he kept to himself often as well, and he was certainly a nice enough guy. At least, he hoped he was.

~I am definitely putting WAY too much thought into this.~ He sighed. ~I'm being over-analytical again.~

His only two further questions for Nurse Joy would be to see how much a room would be and how much meals normally cost on average. Once he had gotten that information he decided that, if nothing else, he would go with his original plan regarding Saranna and take her up on her offer....and learn what sort of business she ran. He figured he still had some time to kill before he would head to the address listed on the card, so he decided to continue learning precisely what this business was....along with seeing where the best place to stage a show would be.

The Pokemon Center was nice and large--the east side of the lobby against the far open wall could potentially make a good stage--but he didn't want to bother the sick and injured Pokemon resting inside, and while the Center was spacious, it could get pretty cramped. No, if he was going to conduct a show, it would best be done outside. Problem was, he wasn't sure where it could best be performed.

On top of that..."C'mon, buddy." He said down to his partner. "We probably better find someplace to get some practice in." After all, what was the point in putting on a show if one didn't keep at it? Perhaps out somewhere on one of the Routes...someplace nice, wide, open...and maybe, if he was lucky, he could catch a few extra "performers" to help along with the show!

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Lee entered the store with his two pokemon following behind him. He walked up to the counter and said a polite hello to the man there. He was tired and the shop was about to close at any moment so lee didnt waste any time. "Can i get a pack of 5 pokeballs, a few potions and an antidote"? The man and Lee exchanged the items and money and lee put them in his bag and left the shop. It was dark now and the street lights were the only things lighting his way back to the pokemon centre. "I wonder where Melissa could have got to.." he thought

The Pokemon Experience: Out Of Character (OOC)

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Music wrote:Uh, I can't respond to anyone's posts using the roleplay tab. My new laptop won't let me do anything with that thing. So, yeah, I guess this is kinda dead by default. >:(



Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Uh, I can't respond to anyone's posts using the roleplay tab. My new laptop won't let me do anything with that thing. So, yeah, I guess this is kinda dead by default. >:(

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*pokes roleplay with a stick lightly*

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Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Hey everyone, sorry for my absense from the roleplay. I've just been very busy with schoolwork, other work, and other roleplays that I just haven't had time to put forth the necessary work for this.

But anyway, now I'm back. :D

For people who haven't posted in a while or plan to take an extended absense, that's fine, as I've said before. If you're travelling with anyone besides me in the roleplay, you'll probably want to let them know, but other than that, it's just kind of 'at your leisure'.

Anyway, it's back to the grindstone. Hopefully, I'll start to get closer to inputting all the places in Hoenn soon, since people are travelling there. O_o

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Ah, okay. Yeah, that makes sense.

It also makes sense my character Tekno (who has never been to Kanto before, ever) would not know of the Pokemon Center charging for rooming, like he was confused, since the Centers in his home region of Vohkani do not. To him, the only thing he is aware of that they charge for meals (since they DO have to make money somehow).

Alright, that clears things up a bit more. Thanks!

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Music wrote:((Haha, another thing I'm winging. Since I'm not sure, let's just assume that in Johto and Kanto, they charge for food and rooming at the Pokemon Center, since they don't have enough room for all of the new trainers. By the way, do you remember the name of the big company from Hoenn? It's not Silph Co...))

Oh I know this one since my chara is from the Hoenn universe, the Silph Co of Hoenn is called Devon Corporation (aka Devon Co) an it´s "base" is in Rustboro City.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Yeah, it's kind of like the other roleplay, except I base my moves every turn off of the number. It applies in battles, but it also is out of battle.

For example, if you're in a conversation with a character that I haven't really explored character-wise yet, then I choose the personality based on how close your number was to mine. If it's right on the button, then that character might have a personality that complements yours, or if they already have a personality determined, then they'll be more favorable to the character.

Wild Pokemon also use this method. If it's pretty clear that you're looking for a Pokemon (or even if you're not) then I'll roll to see (a)whether you can find a Pokemon and (b) how good of a Pokemon I consider it to be. A good example is the fact that, since ShatteredMind rolled my number before my last post, she found a Skitty that didn't even need to be battled in order to own it.

A third example: if you're wandering around in the wild, then I'll use them to figure out how lost you get.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

I think Music is using a roll system, just like you say, at least according to this post in the arena:

Music wrote:((Just so you are aware, this is why we choose numbers. The closer your number is to the one I pick, the more favorable I make my moves to you. You chose 3, my number was 4... ))

And that would explain how I barely ended without the chance to catch a pokemon... twice.

So yeah, we are playing like dungeons and drangons, rolling to decide which comes next.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

I have a dumb question, what's with the number each post, anyway? Is this like our other roleplay where we just randomly pick a number, from a select range, and have the next post (events, outcomes) be determined by luck of the draw?

If it is, I apologize, because each post I had was simply increasing in number with each successive post. >XD And I was a little ignorant otherwise, and I just wanted to ask for clarification. Or does the "roll of the die" only apply to stuff like battles?

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Haha, it's okay... after all, that's the idea of the roleplay... since you're travelling alone (for the most part) you can take things at your own pace. So if you have to take a reprieve from RPing, you can always come back anytime you want and it (hopefully) won't be dead.

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Sorry it took me so long to get around to this--meant to do this, like, a million years ago!

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

That would be great, if you could PM it to me. Also include an backstory that the region has, such as any Gym Leaders and such...

As for Tekno, it's your choice... XD

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Okay, gotcha.

I have a very crudely drawn map of Vohkani (Tekno's home region) drawn and uploaded to my computer somewhere. I'll post it or PM it to you, whichever you'd like.

And I completely understand. I might make some minor changes to Tekno here than in the other roleplay...or I may keep them and integrate them into the other one, not sure. LOL

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Haha, go for it. It's kind of a no-pressure roleplay, meaning you can take it at your pace. BTW, I'll be posting to the other roleplay as soon as I finish a ten-page essay that's due Monday. O_o

As for starting in Kanto, you don't have to. It's just random chance that everyone so far has chosen that region to begin in. RIght now, Kanto, Johto, and some of Hoenn is open to start in. And if you want to start in Sinnoh, then you'll have to wait, because it takes forever to input all the places to the roleplay. But you have to start in one of the four regions.

I would prefer if your character was from one of the four regions as well, but if you wanted to make up a region, send me a map or some sort of basic explanition and I'll add it to the list of places I have to add. A made-up region would be fun to toy with.

The only other requirement is that they begin with a basic or baby level Pokemon. But this doesn't mean that they have to be pathetically weak. Your Pokemon, even though it wouldn't be evolved yet, could be fairly powerful.

The only reason I have the whole 'characters must be approved' thing set up is to prevent a buttload of new trainers bombarding me this weekend. So go ahead and submit, and I'll tell you if there is anything that you would need to change.

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I'm tempted to possibly jump in as well...not sure, though, as I'm not sure if I want to go with Tekno or somebody else.

I do have an odd question--even though we're starting in Kanto, could I have it to where my character is from another region that isn't in the games? And is it preferable they start out with a weak Pokemon, as like a beginning trainer? Just thought I'd ask...

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Alright, thanks for letting me know, Cryovizard. It's no problem at all.

For any wild Pokemon, you'll just post to the IC. All Pokemon you'll encounter in the wild will be fairly weak, so you will only need two or three posts in order to defeat it or catch it. For legendary Pokemon encounters, I haven't worked that out yet, but I'll figure it out if that should become more important. It will be extremely difficult to encounter a legendary Pokemon.

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Apologies for the double post, but I have a question.

If we are about to battle an NPC wild Pokemon, regardless of intention to capture or not, do we have to go through the whole Chat battle process? I'm just thinking about flow of RP.

On another note, about 2 hours after this post I'll be gone for the weekend.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Just a forewarning, I'll be gone for most of this weekend. I may get on once or twice, but I'll be at my girlfriend's. No promises on posts.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Ok got it, don´t worry I´m an old school player I didn´t pass from the Ruby/Sapphire versions since barely died from dissapointment with Colosseum (A lot of reasons) so I stuck u in the ruby attacks, and I get the HM thing can´t use surf on a Magikarp (can´t) or a Goldeen (Size) so yeah I will start moving later. I need to think in the starter skills of my Bagon.

Re: [OOC] The Pokemon Experience

Okay, about the Route: I'm pretty sure. *shrugs nonchalantly* If you look under the "Places" tab in the roleplay, you can see all the places that I've added so far. Only halfway there... but it should say somewhere. Just take the road west from Viridian. I'll figure out what it is before you actually leave Viridian.

As for the attacks, you don't need to use an HM to be able to cross bodies of water and such. Just be realisitc. For example, in the games, you could teach a baby Squirtle Surf and then cross the ocean. But that doesn't make sense, since the poor thing would probably die from exhaustion. If you have a Pokemon that's capable of using an ability (such as Surf, Teleport, Cut), you'll be able to. Just post ahead of time (say, Suzzy says, "I want to get to Pallet Town really fast. I'll use my Abra to teleport there') and I'll tell you in the GM post whether or not that's possible.

As for other moves, just be realistic as to your Pokemon's capabilities. I don't care if you use moves that normally wouldn't be there, as long as they make sense for the Pokemon and aren't way overpowered. (Mareeps can't use Horn Drill. Nor can they use Thunder.)

I won't be posting to the IC tonight. Too much work to do. ReEvolution needs to move her post to Pallet Town...

This roleplay is a LOT of work. I may be putting a temporary limit on the number of people that are allowed to join until I get into an easier time. Like summer. That would be awesome.