Every other year, the region of Alola holds their World Festival, right in Malie City. Trainers from all over, young and old, new and experienced, visit in hopes of participating in the Festival Tournament and winning the title of Festival King or Festival Queen. For an entire week, Malie City becomes a cultural melting pot, with locals and visitors alike taking part in the festivities. Shops and stalls line the streets, selling all sorts of goods, ranging anywhere from souvenirs to art to food. Performances of every kind are included as entertainment, pleasing onlookers and with hopes of appeasing the Island Guardian, Tapu Bulu. Of course, however, the main attraction is the Festival Tournament. Trainers hailing from different homes are selected as representatives for their town or city, bringing forth not only their culture, but their battle skills as well. Luckily, you have been chosen as one of those trainers! Get ready for a week of thrills and excitement, working hard until you reach the very top. RULES: -This RP takes place post SM/USUM. If necessary, I will briefly bring in one or two canon characters, but expect this RP to be driven by OCs. -This RP is also geared towards more experienced RPers. I will not hesitate to reject you if I feel that this RP is not up to your speed. -With that being said, good grammar, spelling, and syntax is CRUCIAL. I can allow a couple slips here and there, but I really don't want this to be a constant problem. -Just to make sure you're reading this, put "beep beep" somewhere in your character sheet. -I'm hosting a poll here asking whether or not we want to do our battles on Showdown or RP them out. Either way, there WILL be an actual bracket I'll be randomizing. -No Mary Sues/Gary Stus, although I completely accept Self Inserts and encourage them if that's your thing. -No Legendaries and/or Megas, even if you have permission. -No Fakemons or Fake Regions, please. (Movie/Anime/Side Game locations are fine as long as you specify.) -Romance is allowed (Just don't get carried away or make it a focal point.) -Swearing is allowed (Try not to get carried away here, either.) -Please don't sign up if you won't commit to being active! I'm not asking you to reply every other minute, but I just want to make sure this RP doesn't die quick. BIO SHEET: Name: Age: Gender: Hometown: (No repeats, please.) Appearance: (Both physical and a default outfit, try to be detailed if you're not using a picture reference.) Personality: (Something quick, most of the personality will be shown through actual RPing, after all.) Backstory: (Brief summary of how your trainer got to where they are and how much experience they have. Include if they have any badges, if they've traveled to multiple regions or not, etc. Be realistic. It'd be near-impossible for someone who's only 13 to have traveled every region and gotten every Gym Badge.) Team: (6 allowed, limited to one shiny per character. Please use the Pokemon Bio sheet for each mon and put your team in a spoiler to save space.) Other: (Anything you want to say here, or if you want to mention any character quirks.) POKEMON BIO SHEET: Species: Name: (Leave blank if they don't have a nickname.) Gender: Ability: (I will allow HAs for most Pokemon.) Movelist: (4 Moves) Summary: (Quick explanation of your Pokemon's personality and when/where you caught them.) If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I'll be posting my character bio after the first reply is made, as to not make this post too long.