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Pokémon: Survival

Pokémon: Survival


A dark Pokemon role-play set in a realistic dystopian future.

367 readers have visited Pokémon: Survival since Midnightclub created it.

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After the school's symbol and a reminder to stay quiet during the film; the Indigo League logo is displayed prominently, then fades away revealing grainy footage of a ruined city. Most of the buildings have collapsed, and piles of ash and rubble can be seen through many broken windows. The earth itself appears to have split open in several places. A caption appears: Brooklyn, 1965. Suddenly, a massive shape lurches out from behind one of the collapsed structures and starts running towards the camera. The cameraman turns and starts to run, but drops the camera. After it lands, the man can be seen fleeing as the monstrous grey creature follows, gaining on him. They disappear off the edge of the screen.

OAK: Hello there. Welcome to the world of Pokemon.

The scene changes to a laboratory, where a middle-aged man in a lab-coat leans against a table.

OAK: My name is Samuel Oak, leading authority on Pokemon. People call me the Pokemon Professor.

The man stands and walks across the room. The camera pans to follow and reveals a purple quadruped with a large horn on its head and long ears. It glares aggressively through the plated glass of its enclosure.

OAK: Our world is inhabited by creatures called Pokemon. For some people, Pokemon are pests. Others must fight against them for survival. Myself… I study Pokemon as a profession, so that we may better understand the nature of our enemy.

Some historical footage is shown, mostly of research and occasionally of prominent Pokemon attacks throughout history. Prof. Oak continues to narrate.

OAK: On September 20th, 1952, the Earth was struck by what may be a record number of meteors. They varied greatly in size, but some were large enough to permanently change the geography of our planet. Many perished during the initial meteor storms, and many more in the resulting earthquakes, floods, and fires. Global radio communications were disrupted, and remain so to this day. But the greatest threat to humanity was still unknown to us.

These meteors brought with them extraterrestrial life forms. The first reports describe them as small, mobile clusters of slime. How they came to be lodged inside the meteors, we still don’t know. They quickly spread across the face of our planet, but they were not at first believed to be harmful. However, they quickly displayed not only a startling degree of intelligence for such primitive creatures, but also the ability to alter their own DNA and mimic local flora and fauna.

By doing so, the creatures we now refer to as Pokemon gained the ability to reproduce. The offspring were unable to alter their shapes at will, but maintained the ability to change forms one or more times over the course of their lives. By storing energy over long periods of time, they could trigger severe genetic mutations which would change them into larger, more aggressive, more dangerous individuals.

This, combined with their ability to release stored energy in the forms of heat, electricity, or even solid matter, allowed them to quickly drive many of the animals they had first mimicked to extinction. Though the Pokemon had assumed many different forms, their genetic similarities force us to classify them as a single species. Today, they are the most successful species on the planet.

The scene settles on Prof. Oak walking past a line of individuals wearing military-like uniforms. Each one stands behind or in front of a different Pokemon.

OAK: We’ve come a long way since those first days of terror and confusion. The Indigo League was formed as a branch of the military dedicated to capturing, studying, and fighting Pokemon. In time we learned to train Pokemon so that we could use them as a weapon against their wild brethren. The League’s goals gradually expanded to include exploration and mapping, resettlement of wild areas, the defense of these resettled areas, and finally, governance of all known survivors of the Pokemon cataclysm.

Today, we can live without fear of starvation, extinction, communism, or Pokemon, and can enjoy all the modern conveniences we humans once took for granted, all because of the efforts of these brave men.

Thank you, Indigo League!

Prof. Oak turns and salutes the Pokemon trainers, who salute him in turn.

OAK: Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together, and maybe learned a little something too. If you keep on learning, maybe you too can one day become a member of the Indigo League, and help us protect your friends and family. Have a safe and happy P-Day, everyone.

VOICE: This message has been approved and produced by the Indigo League. The Indigo League wishes to remind you that although you are safe within the walls of the resettled zones, the outside world is still dangerous. Always travel in groups. Always report any unusual Pokemon or illegal activity to your local Indigo League authorities.

A teacher walks onto the podium. "In memory of P-day, no classes have been scheduled for today. Enjoy your long weekend!"

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Understand that character and/or Pokemon death is both possible and likely. Don't worry, a dead character does not mean that you can't make a new character.

Pokemon are dangerous creatures and even ones you own may not always be under the control of your characters.

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