This is an RP where a group of friends are travelling around the regions to fulfill their dreams. This RP takes place around the time of Sword and Shield. It has caused a lot of pokemon from other regions to be brought into others. This means that Kanto has seen an increase of pokemon that were not native to the region years prior. Though they are still rare and are more then likely released by their previous trainer. Our Journey starts in Kanto, with a group of young trainers, coordinators, researchers, breeders, and anything in between. The young trainers will encounter a resurgence of Team Rocket. Which is back into the goal of taking over the world, under their rule. Now this is to say they are still not the brightest, but they are more competent then the last group. No one knows who the new leader is, but that will not stop the group from coming after what they want. There will be moments in the story where I have planned a key element in the story. It will further the journey forward, and keep people interested. I will drop hints with things that might happen in the story here and there, but I will try to be vague about it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rules Be kind to others. This is a collaborative effert to further the story. This means that you can not write others into a way where they have to act how you want them to. This is about newish trainers, and with exception, maybe an older character who is more experienced. If you want to join, send me a message with your favorite color, and the completed bio. No legendary pokemon, as they require permission to even be seen by characters. Mega pokemon, will need to be ran by me, and approved by the admins. The reason I say ran by me, this way I can accommodate it into the story, though only if you are given permission for it's use. Characters are allowed to have up to two pokemon in the begining. When we reach a new region, your character will be given the chance to choose your partner pokemon to take to the new region. If after the completion of a region, you want to make a new character to do the rest of the journey you may. If you do not want to stop using a character, then please make an out post. This is so your character has all of their loose strings attached. You are allowed to have up to two characters at a time in a region. Not including NPC rivals. Though the rivals will need to be ran by me as well. Romance is allowed, though please keep it pg-13. This is a family friendly site, we do not want to upset the children. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kanto Pokemon Rules- I am ok with double pokemon, as most of the time, they have different personalities. Shinies are allowed, but only one per region if you want. They are susposed to be rare, but I know that I do not enjoy the original coloring of some pokemon, so this what I will allow. Baby pokemon that are found in later games are alllowed to be caught. (Muchlax, elkid, pichu, etc.) I do this as I hate to that Kanto is kind of limited in that way. If a pokemon evolves later on in a different region, then it is allowed. (Blissy, elevtervire, magaton, etc.) All eeveeultion are allowed to be had in Kanto. I do not see why it would not be allowed as Eevee can evolve into so many different pokemon in later regions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Spoiler: Character Bio Name: Age: Gender: Sexuality: Personality: Height: Defining Feature: Physical Appearance: Clothing: Occupation: (Trainer, researcher, breeder, etc.) Starter: Pokemon: Other: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ People who have been Accepted@RenzFlintrock- Spoiler: Amethyst Name: Amethyst (Amy) Dupeble Age: 15 Gender: Female Sexuality: Straight Personality: Amethyst is a quiet girl. She loves to read, draw, and hang out with friends who she feels she can be open with. She dislikes places with lots of noise, and has claustrophobia. (I really need to flesh out personality more, but I’m out of time to work on this... so I will just develop it in-RP) Height: ? Defining Feature: ? Physical Appearance: Amethyst is a little on the small side. She has blonde hair that reaches just past her shoulders, and it is pretty difficult to keep tamed. She has blue eyes, and pale skin. Her wardrobe varies, but she usually leans towards softer colors, often pastel pinks, purples and blues. She always goes for what she thinks is pretty, and doesn’t care much about functionality. Occupation: Performer... kinda. Starter: Ren (Male Fenniken) Other Pokemon: Egg (Bergmite) Spoiler: David Name: David (Middle and last names Alexander Chipperton) Age: 14 (Says he's 15, and looks like he could be) Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight Personality: He can be a bit of a jokester, and enjoys pranks. I actually need to work on his personality in RP, because the RP he was in gave no opportunities for interaction... Height: 6'1 Defining Feature: Ummm....? Physical Appearance: His eyes are light blue with a slight grey-green tinge. He has short, light brown hair, but while he wants to grow it out and dye it, he can't. He is caucasian. Clothing: Almost always something functional and comfortable, like jeans, a shirt (Likely with something from a movie or a pun [or both] on it), and a zip-up hoodie. He doesn't really have a lot of options. He also has tennis shoes and a black backpack. On his wrist is a friendship bracelet made of different colored strings, which matches the one worn by Alex. Occupation: Trainer? Starter: Puff the Pidove Pokemon: Spoiler: Puff Name: Puff Species: Pidove (Normal/Flying) Gender: Female Personality: Puff is a friendly little bird. She always tries to do her best for her trainer, and sometimes pushes herself a little too far trying to impress him. Her favorite perch is on top of his head. Ability: Super Luck (Increased Critical Hit range) Held Item: N/A Moves: Quick Attack, Gust, Leer History: David caught Puff as a Pidove when he was 14 years old. I can't give too many details on this one, because part of the backstory is secret for now. Spoiler: Helm Name: Helm Species: Accelgor (Bug) Gender: Male Personality: Helm is stubborn and aggressive. He is confident in his skills and will take on opponents far out of his class, even when his trainer tells him not to. In fact, he generally ignores his trainer during battles and takes matters into his own... hands? Um, aggressively crossed arms. In battle he goes for speed and evasion, moving like a blur and striking when an opportunity presents itself. Ability: Sticky Hold (Prevents loss of item) Held Item: N/A Moves: Acid, Absorb, Struggle Bug, History: Originally owned by Alexia, she traded her Shelmet for his Karrablast because each wanted the other species, but had only been able to find the one they knew the other wanted. Much t both the trainers' surprise, the two bugs evolved through the trade. Since then David has worked hard to get to know Helm, and to get the stubborn bug to cooperate with David and the rest of the team. Other: He is best friends with Alex, and works well with her. (They do well in tag battles in an AU, but in this universe they have almost no experience. @Red Gallade- Spoiler: Tony Name: Tony Mercer Age: 19 Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight Personality: Despite his gloomy appearance and stoic expression, Tony is surprisingly kinder than one would expect, never afraid to ask if anyone needs help and is no stranger to smiling despite how rarely he shows his emotions. He loves Pokemon with a strong passion and wouldn't hesitate to help them out if needed, this love is strong enough for him to loathe trainers who mistreat their Pokemon or simply see them as tools... this however isn't as strong as his hatred for losing as he views it as humiliation rather than a 'lesson' an is known to be rather cruel when angry. The most likely time someone will see Tony smile is during a heated Pokemon battle. Some people say Tony used to be a much more cheerful person in the past, but 'something' in his past changed him forever. Height: 5' 11" Defining Feature: He looks rather gloomy with a stoic expression on his face. Physical Appearance: At first glace, Tony looks like a Gothic type of person with his extremely Pale skin regardless of how often he goes outdoors along with extremely dark Blond short, somewhat messy hair and almost foggy ocean Blue eyes. His body figure looks slim with a decent amount of fitness, although no sign of any muscle of any kind. Clothing: His attire consists of a White t shirt underneath an ankle long closed jet black hooded coat, dark Gray baggy pants and Black boots. Occupation: Trainer Starter: Zorua Pokemon: Zorua, Noibat Other: His favorite color is Black, it used to be Blue. @Pinch- Spoiler: Charlie Name: Charlie Rivera Age: 17 Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight Personality: Charlie is pretty self-centered when it comes to his research, though otherwise he's fairly cordial and enjoys the company of others. He enjoys battling as a casual hobby outside of his research, though a lot of his research is about how Pokemon are capable of battle, so really it just funnels back into his work. Physical Appearance: Charlie is Caucasian, has cloudy green eyes and messy black hair that drops to just below his ears. He's 5'10 and fairly average in terms of body muscle, he also has a crooked nose due to an accident he had when he was younger. Defining Feature: Although he spends a vast majority of his time out of his home region of Alola, he still dresses like he lives there, and therefore looks very out of place pretty much anywhere else. Clothing: On his head, Charlie wears a khaki straw hat and blue/purple sunglasses that look a little too big for his face. He wears a yellow T-shirt with white silhouettes in the shape of pineapples dotted all over it and his pants are khaki-colored chinos, with brown sneakers for shoes. Role: Trainer/Researcher Starter: Mareanie Pokemon: Alolan Sandshrew (Male), Mareanie (Female) @ThePlayfulFox- Spoiler: Alexia Name: Alexia (goes by Alex) Age: 14 Gender: Female Sexuality: Straight Personality: Alex is that person that refuses to give up. She is pretty brash and bold, speaks her mind, and isn't afraid to test her ideas. Shyness is a foreign concept to her and she tends to be over the top a bit. Height: 5'2" Defining Feature: What? Physical Appearance: She is caucasian with golden brown hair that looks like she cut it herself, albeit terribly. Her eyes are a steel-grey and has a slender build and is a bit muscular. Clothing: Alex wears a tee shirt with a random Pokemon on it, jeans, sneakers, and a friendship bracelet that matches David's. Occupation: Trainer, though refuses to call herself one. Starter: Lillipup (Henry) Pokemon: Lillipup, Escavalier Other: Is from Unova and refuses to talk about her parents. @JayTaku- Spoiler: Yuuki Name: Yuuki Akame. Age: 14. Gender: Male. Sexuality: Straight. Personality: Yuuki is a very straight forward person who has a passion for both battling and Pokemon in general. He is often friendly to most people that he meets, but can could maybe come off as pretentious to some. When it comes to battling he tends to rely on speed and raw power more than anything else, and is not much of a strategiser. Height: 5’8. Defining feature: He doesn’t have much to him to make him stand out, but he does have golden/yellow eyes which can look pretty strange at first. Physical appearance: He is Caucasian with a little bit of tan, but nothing crazy. To go along with he has black shaggy hair similar to Blue Oak (in S&M) which can appear as dark blue sometimes in the light, and he has his previously mentioned golden eyes. Clothing: He often wears a blue short sleeved hoodie with white shorts and red running trainers. He also wears a black body bag, in which he keeps his supplies like potions and pokeballs. Occupation: Trainer. Starter: Treecko. Pokemon: Treecko (Male). Other: He comes from Slateport city in Hoenn. @BartenderReaper- Spoiler: Neo Name: Neo Steele Age: 18 Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight Personality: Neo has a sort of free-spirited, carefree atmosphere about him. There is only a few things he takes extremely serious, like Pokemon battling. Other than that, he's usually laid back, unless the situation requires a more serious attitude. Height: 5'11" Defining Feature: He has a loud and boisterous laugh when he's in a good mood. Physical Appearance: Neo has long, chocolate-brown hair with streaks of red and gray that he keeps pulled back in a ponytail (sort of like Jason Momoa's hair, for those wanting a visual, but not wavy). He has dark, stormy gray eyes and lightly tanned skin. Clothing: He wears a black blazer jacket over a dark green button up shirt with white pinstripes, faded denim jeans and black trainers. He wears a black Poketch on his left wrist and a small gold chain necklace. Occupation: Trainer Starter: Dedenne Pokemon: Dedenne, Elekid Other: Born in Goldenrod City, Johto. Family moved to Virdian City when he was 10. @Gamingfan- Spoiler: Ben Name: Ben (Unknown) Age: 11 Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight, but his density often leads to the assumption he's gay Personality:Kind and caring to a fault, Ben will try to help every and anyone.He's pretty optimistic and like to crack jokes often. He's studied a fair amount on pokemon, so he;s pretty smart in that field. He thinks the best out of people, even if they act cold, he'll try his best to have them warm up to him, but will keep his distance if it's what they wish. He has a strong moral code, and despises people who act evilly for no reason, although he doesn't like getting into fights, so he'll often try to play peacemaker in a heated situation. He can be very dense and can't really take a hint unless said aloud. He's clumsy whenever unfocused, which is often. He can be very sarcastic and snarky when in a bad mood, usually because of cold or if he just doesn't like the person. Despite being so skinny he's basically anorexic, Ben can be a bit of a glutton. He often carries snacks around in his bag. He has a hard time remembering names, so he often nicknames people to remember them. Height: 5'9 Defining Feature: rarely tries to look presentable. Nicknames nearly anyone he meets. Physical Appearance: Messy black hair/ Super dark eyes/ semi-dark skin Clothing:Ben is a licensed pokemon ranger, as such he wears a blue shirt under his red hoodie, as well and red goggles, a yellow scarf, blue fingerless gloves, and all-terrain ranger shoes, which are pretty worn out. He also carries a styler, specially modifies by Prof.Hastings\. Otherwise, he wears jeans, which he rolls up when in the heat. Occupation: (Trainer, researcher, breeder, etc.) Trainer Starter: Riolu Pokemon: Riolu (met ben when he was 6) I'll fix whatever I put wrong. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pending RPers (Still need to submit a character)@Merciless Medic ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Characters- Spoiler: Akira Name: Akira Love Age: 15 Gender: Male Sexuality: Gay Personality: Akira is a very calm person, who will is kind to a fault. He can be very gullible and believe someone way to easy. Though he may be calm he can be a bit hyper when he is excited about something. One of his passions is performing and he loves to be with pokemon on stage. He is also someone that you can rely on to be honest, and never breaks a promise that he has made. Height: 5'2 Defining Feature: He has very kind eyes. That speak volumes about his kindness. Physical Appearance: Akira has very soft features that tend to cause him to be mistaken for someone younger then he is. He has pale skin and is of asain decent. Akira is a fairly active teen, so his body shows the work that he put into it. He is very lean and has a toned body. His eyes are a bright baby blue that people call look very kind. Akira always has a smile on his face, which serves to give him a younger vestige to most. In his nostrel he sports a bright pink gem stud. His hair is on longer side of things. It comes down to his shoulders in very thick straight layers. The layers serve to make his hair very fluffy. His hair is a very light blond that goes well with his dark brown roots. His hair has different shades of blond that make his hair look great under bright light and almost cause them to shine. Clothing: Akira likes to wear oversized sweaters and hoodies. They are always in bright and fun colors. He tends to pair this with shirts that are made up of different colors, and a pair of skinny jeans that are a very bright pink color. For shoes, Akira wears a pair of very bright neon green converse. They have painted on designs that show different pokemon in bright pastel colors. He always has a bunch of brightly colored hairbands on his left wrist, and his other is a lot of friendship bracelets. Occupation: Coordinator, groomer Starter: Sky, Eevee, Female Pokemon: Sky, Willow, Bulbasaur, Female Other: Akira loves to dance, and perform with his pokemon. He has won a couple of awards for his roles in a couple of plays that he stared in. He has a grandmother that lives in Kalos, who loves to spoil him. He is a grass type trainer.