"Welcome back viewers to the exciting quarter finals of this years lottery cup!" "For the past few weeks around a thousand trainers have been fighting it out for a place on tonight's show in a flurry of spectacular battles. Finally the numbers have thinned and now the last four trainers fight for the grand prize of 50,000 Poke dollars! Stay tuned for tonight's exciting show!" Introduction Greetings fellow writers and thank you for showing interest in this RP! I'll attempt to be concise though I am prone to rambling. This will be a tournament RP, if that isn't for you then you don't need to waste your time reading through my warble of words. If that does interest you however do pay attention! I'd like to see this RP through till the end, even though that's not typical for these sorts of RP's or ... me to be fair. (That will change I promise) Essentially the plot The lottery tournament is a massive competition aired on TV in the Pokemon universe. 1024 Contestants enter and battle it out for a chance to win 50,000 Poke dollars. For the past couple of months the first season of the show has been well underway and it has surprisingly been a massive hit. During the first stages it doesn't air every single battle due to how many participants there are. Instead they show highlights and compilations. When the numbers have thinned out (Around 128 ), they begin to show all the battles. Imagine Britain's/America's got talent but with Pokemon battling instead. By the time the season is near it's end the audience is very invested in the four final contestants. Your character decided to take part in this tournament for whatever reason and after winning eight 3v3 battles they have finally arrived at the semi finals. The audience is hooked, the stadium set and the show is just about ready to roll. All the characters are prepared for the two battles they will have to do. Side notes The show makes money from an entrance fee of 100 Poke dollars, running advertisements and selling seats for audience members (For anyone wondering) I'll explain the stadium in RP and how the battles will work out. This is set in the anime universe rather than the game. Levels are a not thing, your Pokemon can know more than four moves and the battles are not turn based but more on that later. Rules 1) Okay so like the basic rules of Poke charm's and all that stuff. I've linked it here I would suggest just freshening yourself up on it as whilst they are basic they are important. 2) Be creative, battling will be like the anime so moves are malleable and can be applied differently. Things like using two moves at once is allowed but don't make it OP, no protects and hyper beams at the same time. Something like a thunder punch in one hand and a fire punch in another is okay or an iron tail and an iron head whilst rolling is cool as well. This isn't really that clear so I'll just say something if you're out of line a little and feel free to call me out as well if you want ; p 3) Be fair in fights. Try and understand what the other person wants to get out of it as well. Basically no power playing, no dodging everything or auto landing attacks. I know its like the anime but you can't quickly pop a swords dance in an instance before the enemy has anytime to do anything and then launch your own attack. 4)PG-13, no blood or anything. If you want to try romance have the other persons consent and obviously nothing above the innocent and pure peck that is known as a kiss. 5) I don't know I'll probably think of something I've forgotten. 6) HAVE FUN YEAH ; P PS: I'm sorry my rules essentially turned into a mild ramble. Bio templateName: (Include nicknames) Age: Appearance: (Clothing as well) Personality: Backstory: (In depth or footnotes I do not mind) Pokemon: Show history: (Optional: What your character's been like throughout the show)About Pokemon 1) Your character has access to all of their Pokemon. Fights will still be in a 6v6 format of set Pokemon but your trainer can switch their Pokemon between battles as freely as they choose. 2) When writing down your Pokemon you can leave it at their species and nickname but if you want to add personalities that's fine by me. 3)In terms of moves and abilities you do not have to note them down as finding them out through the RP would be a lot more interesting I find. The move amount is unlimited but nothing absurd. A Pokemon should have preferred move sets and styles. For example Finion's Infernape is a more physical attacker with only one or two special attacks, his Politoed is a special attacker with only one of two physical attacks and his Zoroark is a mix but relies heavily on the same moves over and over. Styles and strategies are good, even relying on them as flaws are good to have in a character. I dunno. Be creative and fair, interesting but balanced. >-< Once again I'll say something if its a bit much XD 4) Mega evolution and Legendaries of course have to approved by Admins but battle bonds (As long as they follow the Pokecharm rules) are approved by me (I think?). Feel free to test them out here if you wish. An adequate description of their appearance and abilities and an explanation of how the trainer and the Pokemon found and developed this unique ability will be all I request. Once again, rather lenient, feel free to test them here. 5) Some other thing I probably forgot. Final notes This Rp has three spots but that may open up to Seven (The semi finals changing to the quarter finals) I'm going to take a Judge dred approach in that I AM THE LAW (At least in this RP) @Captain Cardboard The last RP I spearheaded died and you were in it. I'm sorry about that XD I'm gonna try be stubborn with this one if you want in ; p Spoiler: My Character Name: Finion Charles (Fin) Age: 19 Appearance: Finion is rather short considering his age, only standing at 5'4 feet tall. Despite his abnormal height he's quite healthy, not in the best of shape but not in the worst either. His complexion is pale and soft, his almost colourless face sharply contrasted by his his medium length orange hair and deep green eyes. He does not appear ghostly due to the gentleness of his features and the smile that is usually on his face. For clothing he often wears a blue shirt and an orange waist coat as well as dark blue jeans. He has a pair of goggles around his neck but he does not wear a hat anymore. (Essentially image the profile pic but older, with longer hair and without a hat) Personality: To put it simply, Finion is rather awkward. He tends to ramble, miss social cues and not really know what to say in certain situations. The latter of these issues is more rare now but he does sometimes struggle with it. His awkwardness often provokes his apologetic nature, Finion usually being sorry for things he didn't really need to apologise for. He gets nervous around people, not the typical kind of nervous but the nervousness that leads to never shutting up or just talking to much. Get past this though and Finion is a very kind and friendly person. He likes to keep the peace and make sure everyone getting along with everyone. His self confidence could use some working on but an area where its at its best is in battle. He's a rather skilled battler, thinking outside the box when he can and trusting in his Pokemon whilst also knowing their limits. Getting him stuck is a rare occasion but it should it happen its one of the most effective ways to beat him. Spoiler: Backstory Backstory: Surprisingly Finion's childhood was not based around Pokemon. It was one of his interests but he found more joy in board games like chess and subjects in school. Academically he was amazing and in chess he was a monster. Friends was not something he was too good with. He didn't do typical children things, he was much more focused on studying and learning rather than playing. Whilst fascinated by Pokemon, Finion never particularly dreamed to become a trainer, believing his calling in life was to be a researcher. That was until a rather fateful day when he was only eight years old. His parents, who own a berry farm close to twinleaf town, was rather used to having pests eating their crops. They tolerated only a certain amount of their berries being eaten before taking action. When there was a problematic Pokemon on the farm the whole family was usually called into action, this lead to Finion being sent to search the fields with one of his parents Growlithes. It wasn't long before they came across the culprit. A tiny and furry Pachirisu. It must've had one heck of a stomach as it was solely responsible for the large exodus of berries. Finion, for some odd reason, felt a connection to the squirrel Pokemon and so instead of chasing it away he decided to keep it. His parents happy obliged and for the next 6 years Finion grew up with a rather electrifying friend accompanying him through his childhood. At the age of fourteen Finion finally set off on his journey to become a trainer. In the 6 years he had with Sparky his ambitions had changed. The little squirrel had ignited a fire in Finion's heart, one to become a Pokemon master. His childhood of chess and science had shaped him into a fine strategist but his lack of experience with Pokemon lead to him being very, very clunky. The journey throughout Sinnoh was a rough one to begin with. Professor Rowan was kind enough to gift Finion with a Chimchar, who he promptly named Blitz and grew close too. Throughout his journey in Sinnoh he grew into a more competent trainer, learning the ways of Pokemon battle and growing a team. Near the end of his journey he had a full team of six Pokemon. Sparky, Blitz, Tox, Hop, Coconut and Garfield. Along with them he faced the Pokemon league and whilst he won a few battles he came no where near the finals. He was not saddened by his defeat, he was rather happy to of even started his journey, to of met the people he did and befriended the Pokemon he had. His journey in Sinnoh was over ... but he still thirsted for adventure. At 15 he travelled to another region, bringing only Sparky with him to Hoenn to start a new journey all over again. His team from Sinnoh remained at his berry farm, helping his parents out around the house and on the fields. Being a more experienced trainer Finion easily went through the gym challenge and to the Pokemon league, building yet another team with Pokemon he bonded with. In this region he faced his biggest challenge yet. People, socialising, friends. He travelled with a group, Samuel and Georgia. It was difficult at first and Finion mostly kept to himself but as they continued to travel he grew close to them, befriend them. By the end of their journey they had all completed the gym challenge and were competing in the ever grande conference. It was a brilliant competition, one where Finion found himself more confidently conversing with people and contestants. Once again he had it a few brackets in only to be defeated by Samuel. He took it personally but not badly. It sparked a healthy rivalry between the two of them which is still ignited to this day. From the age of 15 to 17 he travelled around two more regions, Unova and Kalos. He continued to build on his collection of Pokemon whilst still not forgetting his old ones. In between each adventure he'd come home to spend a good amount of time with his friends. He saw all his Pokemon as friends, as individuals and whilst he liked his family growing he stopped travelling from region to region and building up team after team. From 17 he focused on tournaments and competitions, entering and participating in many of them. He cycled through his Pokemon so they'd all have a chance to participate in such big competitions. It was in these competitions where Finion met a fair few amount of people, saw amazing battles and humbly realised how far he had to go to become a Pokemon trainer. Spoiler: Pokemon Name: Sparky Species: Pachirisu Gender: Male Personality: Cheeky, over confidence. Sparky's mouth is almost as big as his stomach and considering he can devour 5 plates full of berries in no less than a minute that's no understatement. Despite how cocky the little squirrel is he can be civil and focused should the occasion call for it. In battle he follows Finion's commands perfectly and trusts his trainer completely. Name: Blitz Species: Infernape Gender: Male Personality: Blitz is a friendly and polite Infernape but above all else he is selfless. He loves to battle honourably and push himself to his absolute limits and beyond. Outside of battle he'll help anyone in anyway his can, including opposing Pokemon with any struggles or problems they have. Name: Tox Species: Toxicroak Gender: Male Personality: He's unbelievably sly. Like Blitz he loves to battle, having great respect for Pokemon that present a challenge for him. He's not exactly a dirty fighter but he isn't a clean one either and he will do anything to win a battle. He is often being put in check by Blitz or Coconut for his attitude towards other Pokemon. Surprisingly he's very kind and supportive of Hop. Name: Hop Species: Politoed Gender: Female Personality: Hop is a very happy go lucky Pokemon. She is constantly jolly and having fun though this can lead to her being totally oblivious at points. She's not stranger to a hug and loves dishing them out and no matter what she will never harbour any hard feelings towards Pokemon or people. Name: Coconut Species: Tropius (Shiny) Gender: Female Personality: Coconut is mother number 1 of the group. She's kind and caring in the gentle and soft way but should the need arise to defend her family or fight in a battle she's a focused and dangerous Pokemon. Name: Garfield Species: Garchomp Gender: Male Personality: Angry. Garfield is a very angry pokemon. He craves the battle as its the only way he can get his frustration out or have any fun. He barely listens to Finion but despite this he's still succeeds in many fights. Despite being almost constantly enraged he is not fool and surprisingly clever. Only a few Pokemon on Finion's team can calm this raging beast. Name: Lily Species: Vaporeon Gender: Female Personality: A very quiet Pokemon who mostly keeps to herself. She seems to get confused when people or Pokemon interact with her but she remains calm and is nice in her replies. In short she is rather introverted but she doesn't push anyone away. Name: Gaia Species: Flygon Gender: Female Personality: Gaia acts as the big sister of Finion's Pokefamily. She's energetic, over the top and loves to chatter away and play with anybody or anymon. She can be caring and comforting when she needs to be however and like Hop she is an excellent hugger. Name: Spuddy Species: Sceptile Gender: Male Personality: The coolest member of Finion's Pokefamily, at least that's what he thinks of himself. Like Tox he is a bit cocky but like blitz he is honourable. He's a strange mix of respectful and disrespectful but above it all he is a confident battler. Name: Milly Species: Milotic Gender: Female Personality: Mom number 2 of the group, Milly is supportive and helpful to any Pokemon that comes to her aid. Like Coconut she can be a viscous battler but she always maintains her grace and serenity. She is always calm and relaxed no matter what, making her a rather level thinker and good at calming other down. Name: Roger Species: Bisharp Gender: Male Personality: Roger is essentially Tox 2.0. He's a dirty fighter and almost borderline cruel. He'll rarely acknowledge a good Pokemon and never mention one of his defeats. Out of all of Finion's Pokemon he is probably the most unkind. Despite all the factors him and Tox do not get along AT ALL. Name: Raven Species: Zoroark Gender: Female. Personality: The third mom of the group takes no nonsense from anyone, not even Finion. She's blunt and straight to the point, a more tough love kind of Pokemon than a soft one. Despite her hard exterior she cares deeply for almost every Pokemon on Finion's team and for her own trainer. Name: George Species: Torterra Gender: Male Personality: George is an extremely relaxed kind of Pokemon. He snoozes most of the time and when he's awake he's a slow and chilled out Pokemon. He can be adept in battle but he'd much rather sleep than fight. Name: Lapuer Species: Golurk Gender: Genderless Personality: Stoic, robot like. Lapuer does not have much of personality other than that. He shows interest and curiosity at points but other than that he is a focused Pokemon ready to listen to commands. Name: Lee Species: Hakamo-o Gender: Male Personality: Lee is like a frustrated teen. He's desperate to prove himself in battle, being a proud and honourable fighter. His confidence is a tame one and he has no problem with being friendly towards the enemy. Should he be embarrassed or should his pride be damaged however he tends to be annoyed, confrontational and not very nice at all. Name: Zeus Species: Pidgeot Gender: Male Personality: A loyal and obedient Pokemon, he is a proud bird who is as humble as can be. Name: Charlotte Species: Gogoat Gender: Female Personality: Charlotte is obsessed with improving her speed, strength and durability. She is almost completely focused on improving herself to become a better battler. Socialising is something she struggles with, less so because she can't do it but more so because she just feels awkward doing it. She keeps to herself but won't push anyone away, just like Lily. Name: Anguirus Species: Rhydon Gender: Male Personality: In battles he likes to be fierce and imposing, aggressive and scary but outside of them ... he's a big old softy. He likes to give big hugs and be very friendly. He's very accident prone and can usually be found guiltily rubbing the back of his head with a big shaky grin. He's terrified of small Pokemon. He will not battle a Joltik no matter what. Name: Frilly Species: Aurorus Gender: Female Personality: The ultimate mom of the group. With Milly's grace, Raven's sternness and Coconuts kindness she always knows what to do to comfort a Pokemon, diffuse a situation or make anybody feel relaxed and welcome. Show history: Finion has been using a different group of Pokemon for every 3v3, usually starting off with Sparky but then introducing two new Pokemon. Along with his access of pocket monsters he's also been shown to have skill, strategy and the ability to be able to think on the spot whether it be a change in strategy or a counter to someone elses. Admittedly he's been a bit lucky and now with most of his Pokemon revealed Finion no longer has any surprises up his sleeve. For half an hour I've been struggling with spoilers but it's done.