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Team Building / Need some advice for first competetive team
« on: November 18, 2013, 19:18 »
Hi, I'm new to competetive battling, never got into it in the previous Gens, but I've decided that I might give it the old college try here in Gen 6 where the meta hasn't been fully fleshed out yet. That being said I never got into competetive battling for two reasons, I didn't really understand EV's and couldn't be arsed to learn and EV train my team, and because I also couldn't be arsed to throw out my favorite team members because of some tier list or something. So I plan on using pokemon I like/enjoy battling with, but am looking for pointers to help make them better and add some new blood to the team.

So far I have five solid members:

Aether the Noivern

-Focus Blast
-Boom Burst
-Draco Meteor

Item - Normal Gem/Silk Scarf or White Herb/Dragon Fang
Ability - Infiltrator
Nature - Rash
EVs - 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP (I think. Super Training is a bit weird in that once I've fully maxed out the first two stats I want it seems to squeeze 6 EVs into the third, so it may be more of a 251/251/6)

Not much to say, Noivern is one of my new favorite pokemon from this gen, if not my MOST favorite of this gen. I wanted to take advantage of the fact that Noivern is the fastest dragon to date and built him as a special sweeper (that's the correct term, right?) I haven't locked down quite which item to give him, either Normal Gem to severely boost Boom Burst once, Silk Scarf to slightly boost it all the time, Dragon Fang to boost Draco Meteor, or maybe a White Herb to allow the use of Draco Meteor once without dropping his Special Attack. Focus Blast was put on to handle his Rock weakness and does well against Steel types that might pop up, and Flamethrower is for both Steel types and his 4x weakness to Ice types.

Icarus the Flygon

-Dragon Claw
-Steel Wing

Item - Expert Belt/?
Ability - Levitate
Nature - Jolly
EVs - 252 Spe / 252 Atk / 4 HP (Once again, might end up as a 251/251/6 spread)

Flygon was my favorite dragon before Noivern came along, and I really wanted it in my team mostly because I had a friend raising a Salamence for competetive battling at the same time and I always pictured these two dragons as kind of rivals. Expert Belt was just to boost and super effective hits Flygon could land for an easier chance of knocking out an opponent in less attacks, but I'm open to other item options. Earthquake and Dragon Claw make for good STAB moves, I figure, and are just plain powerful. Steel Wing is there to cover for the introduction of his new Fairy weakness, and U-turn is mostly there for damage and swap potential, so I can get a free hit in even when I don't think Flygon is the best choice for the fight.

Eris the Mawile

-Play Rough
-Baton Pass/?
-Iron Defense/?
-Iron Head

Item - Mawilite
Ability - Hyper Cutter
Nature - Adamant
EVs - 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def (See above pokemon)

I wanted a Mawile for two reason, I needed a Fairy for the coverage it gives, and a Steel type to give me coverage for other Fairy types. Being Fairy/Steel leaves Mawile with only the Steel weaknesses and none of the Fairy weaknesses. The other reason I wanted it was to serve as my teams Mega Evolver, and with Huge Power upon Mega Evolving I figured it would make a good bulky physical sweeper. Right now the only moves I have concretely in place for the future are the STAB moves of Play Rough and Iron Head, the other two are guidelines that I can keep or change depending on feed back.

Rachni the Galvantula

-Bug Buzz
-Sticky Web
-Volt Switch/Energy Ball

Item - Life Orb/?
Ability - Compound Eyes
Nature - Mild
EVs - 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 SpD

I really enjoy Galvantula's design and it has been a favorite of mine since it was released. I figured I could use an electric type, and maybe one that wasn't too overused, so it seemed like a good idea to train it and see if I could make it work in competetive play. Bug Buzz and Thunder function as great STAB moves, plus Compound Eyes makes Thunder a lot easier to land. Sticky Web serves as my only entry hazard thus far, and gives the more speed oriented members of my team a good advantage over the opponents. Energy Ball gives more type coverage, but Volt Switch would allow me to do some damage while switching out to avoid a counter or a large hit I just don't want him to take, both would be good choices so I'm open on advice for which to use. As for items, I haven't really given them much thought, Life Orb seems like a decent idea unless someone can think of something better.

Persephone the Aurorus

-Light Screen
-Flash Cannon/?
-Ice Beam

Item - Icicle Plate/?
Ability - Refrigerate
Nature - Calm
EVs - 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 SpA (See above pokemon)

Aurorus was my original choice for trying to combat the typing disadvantages for my two dragons, having Ice Beam to deal with other Dragons and Flash Cannon to deal with Fairies. Light Screen feels like it goes well in her position as a special tank and with Light Clay could make itself more effective. Thunder was/is a filler move and I'm up for replacing it upon suggestion, just not sure what to put there. She suffers from a sever weakness to Fighting, though, and I'm just not sure if she can cut it on the full team unless I build her a bit better. Up for suggestions on tweaking or replacing her.

And that's pretty much it. That's what I have so far for a Gen 6 team and really need some advice for how to finish off the team and make it a bit more solid in places. Would love some feedback and help, thank you.

Character Guides / Len Sumac
« on: July 08, 2010, 02:00 »
Name: Len Sumac
Age: 12 (He still thinks he's 10 though)
Gender: Male
Description: Len is a pipsqueak, standing only six inches over four foot, and weighing a frail 78 pounds. He's got relatively no muscle mass and always appears sleep deprived, with seemingly permanent bags under his eyes even after waking up. He always wears a starch white button-up shirt, bright blue jeans, and dark black sneakers, along with a black travel pack slung across his body. His black hair, though medium in length, always seems to have a lot of volume and seems to just fall into place every morning.
Personality: Len is a timid little guy, with good reason. When in a scrape, he's more likely to hide behind someone bigger than him rather than face the danger or even flee. He's quiet too, never having much to say in most situations, and even if he does he's not used to polite conversation or remembers any etiquette and thus has a tendency to just blurt out comments some might see as rude. At least he seems to brighten up when he's playing with his pokemon, though he barely remembers them. Just something in his head and heart just lighten and allow him to be carefree and happy.
History: Len is just fresh out of his hometown of Oldale and onto his pokemon journey. Or at least, he thinks he is. Len left home at the age of ten with only his Poochyena, Pal, and spent the next few weeks catching his two other pokemon, he even set up a secret base on route 102 that he spent several days in. However, as he was apprehended by some mysterious strangers just outside of Petalburg City.

He's not sure what happened, he doesn't remember anything about himself. Not his name, or anything about his life before waking up. And frankly he wishes he could just remember. Maybe then he could get his life back on track, or at least go home.
Friends: Can't remember.
Enemies: He's not sure.

[Brave/Quick Feet]
Tackle, Howl, Sand Attack, Bite
Pal is Len's first pokemon and a lifelong friend. He's always ready to stand by his owner's side, and of course always playful, though he knows when a situation calls for him to be serious. Pal is concerned for Len's well being, and even moreso now that Len can't remember anything about his past.

Peck, Growl, Focus Energy, Quick Attack
Tail was the first pokemon Len caught, with Pal's help of course. Tail is a normally docile pokemon, needing provocation into attacking at times, and will usually just be found on Len's shoulder if outside of her pokeball. She's very protective of Len too, which is good for many a situation.

Growl, Confusion, Secret Power
Being a Ralts, Psi can sense Len's emotions easily. Whether these emotions are the ones on the forefront of Len's mind, or the ones tucked away in his psyche, it's never quite certain. Still, it's thought that Psi can see into the memories that were locked away from even him.

Key Items: Len carries a sheet of L shaped stickers, which he places on his pokeballs that hold pokemon. He also has a tag he found on his wrist when he woke up with only his first name on it. He also has a pokedex, three unused pokeballs, and a map of Hoenn with the marked location of his secret base in his pack.

Other: Len has a dormant ability that may or may not have to do with his two year captivity. He doesn't even know he has these abilities or how to use them, and they seem only to surface in moments of dire emotional duress.

Character Guides / Alice Marie Ashford
« on: December 22, 2008, 18:52 »
Name: Alice Marie Ashford
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Alice is a pluckily little girl with pink hair and blue eyes. She's very short, what one would expect from a 12 year old, standing at 4'6" and weighing only 86 pounds. She's always wearing one of the many identical dresses that make up her identity, a single piece dress that's completely white above the waist, and purple below with a white trim at the base. She also wears knee-height white socks and red training sneakers, perfect for running in. She also wears a four pronged star-shaped hair clip, to keep her medium length hair out of her face.
Personality: Alice is the typical little girl. She's always in a happy and hyper mood, liable to change in an instant, and always perky, no matter the time. She adores cute things, and can't help but share her affection with all around her. However she's no prissy little girl, either, and has been known to like getting down and dirty much like a little boy would, as long as she's having fun doing so. With her pure and uncontrollable emotions she's sometimes a guiding support for those around her, especially older trainers who seem to forget what training and having fun are all about.
History: Alice was born and raised on the outskirts of Violet City, living with the only family she knew, her mom, dad, and older brother. When Alice was 11, only a few months from 12, her brother was finally allowed to set off on his pokemon adventure. She spent that year without him, lonely and without anyone to play with. She'd often beg her parents to let her go after him, but they'd always say no. Until a week after the one year anniversary of her brother's departure she finally got sick of it. She snuck out of the house with her stuff, leaving behind a note for her parents, and headed for New Bark Town, to visit Professor Elm and get her own pokemon companion and her pokedex. She's been following clues and asking people where her brother is, and it seems like she'd finally caught up with him.
Friends: Alex Ashford (Her big brother)
Enemies: N/A

Ching-kun - Chingling(Male)[Pokeball]
Wrap, Growl, Recover, Protect, Hypnosis
Ching-kun is Alice's first pokemon. A rare gift given to Professor Elm, along with the mother Chimecho, he parted with the pokemon after discovering he had no starter pokemon left to give Alice. Ching-kun reflects Alice's personality in many ways, being relatively young as well, and even though the two haven't been together long, they've got and inseparable bond. Ching-kun often hitches rides on Alice's head, or is found floating beside her sometimes.

Key Items:
Pokedex: A pink plastic, electronic encyclopedia of Pokemon information.
PokeGear: A silver-gray cellphone looking device, used to store trainer information and call people, has many applications.
Pokeballs:(5) A trainers best tool for catching wild pokemon.

Character Guides / Samantha "Sam" Price
« on: December 22, 2008, 16:57 »

Name: Samantha H. Price
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Description: Samantha is thin, very sleek of build and due to the fact her only exercise is traveling and keeping up with her pokemon. Even though she doesn't look it, she stands a good 5'8", unfortunately the runt of her usually exceptionally tall family. She's always seen in her yellow travel dress and small green jacket, yellow sneakers and ankle socks. Tying her whole look together is a green bandanna, yellow stripe running into a pokeball symbol. She's also always wearing a gentle smile, unless in battle or deeply troubled or annoyed.
Personality: She is a very warm and gentle person, much like the smile that usually adorns her face. She cares deeply for her pokemon, and more often then not people. Even if she doesn't know them well she will go out of her way to help someone in need. Even in battle she shows utmost care for her pokemon, and won't push them more than they're willing to go, which usually pays off in the long run for her. She does have a bad habit, however, of always trying to find the good in people, no matter how bad or evil they may seem.
History: Samantha, along with her brother Ezekiel, are from the small town of Lavender. Growing up she had a pretty average life, until she turned 7 that is. At that tender age she, and her 15 year old brother Ezekiel, lost their parents in a horrible accident. They weren't present for it, and the officials wouldn't go into detail, but it hurt all the same. For the next several years Ezekiel took over the task of taking care of his younger sister, but at the same time underwent a dramatic change. He was no longer the kind, caring, and sensitive brother she grew up with, he became cold, hard, and unfeeling. She still believed there was a trace of her old brother in there, there had to be. Even after years of trying to find it she still believes there's something deep down in there. Now she travels as she will, her brother claiming he didn't have the patience to tote her around anymore and wanting to make a name for himself in the world, as a great trainer. She caries that same dream, but only because it's the only one she knows, having lived in her brother's shadow her whole life.
Friends: Ezekiel Price(NPC, Older Brother), Linda Wilde
Enemies: None yet.

Absorb, Pound, Growth, Mega Drain, Ingrain, Grass Whistle, Leech Seed, Bullet Seed, Worry Seed, Razor Leaf
Sunflora is Sam's first pokemon. Found as a Sunkern, hiding in the garden, having been beaten badly by a group of Murkrow. They've spent years becoming close friends and partners and will do anything for each other.

[Keen Eye]
Leer, Peck, Sand-attack, Swift, Agility, Fury Attack, Air Cutter, Aerial Ace
Skarmory is Sam's second pokemon. She befriended Skarmory a few days after leaving on her journey. The details aren't quite clear anymore, but they're still close friends. Skarmory is Sam's most experienced fighter, and strongest defensive pokemon

Water Sport, Bubble, Hypnosis, Water Gun, Double Slap
Poliwag is the youngest of Sam's pokemon, but dreams to one day grow stronger and become an integral part of Sam's team. She can't help but find him adorable in anything he does, and will more often then not, try to nurse him back to health on her own, should he get hurt.

Growl, Bide, Fury Cutter, Leech Life, Sing, Focus Energy, X-scissor, Cut
Kricketune is Sam's most recent catch. He instantly became friends with Sunflora, and the two make a perfect team in double battles. Samantha even thinks that Kricketune might like Sunflora to the point of a small crush, but Sunflora is oblivious.

Key Items: As of now, her only key items are her back pack, emergency first aid kit and Pokedex.
Posted on: May 17, 2008, 11:42:39 PM
Due to conflicted issues Sam will be 'temporarily' retired. She may come back at some point, she might not.

Character Guides / Rossiu Enzan
« on: October 10, 2008, 17:57 »
Name: Rossiu Enzan
Age: 18
Gender: Male

Rossiu stands at 5'9" and is relatively thin. He's not muscular, but well toned and without any excess body fat. His hair, and complexion, are sometimes described as dirty, his hair style often messy and as though he'd just crawled out of a dirt bed. He's always got a thin layer of dirt to his mildly tanned skin, and a scar running across his nose, from one cheek to the other.

His clothes consist of a sleeveless, light brown shirt with an odd darker brown square over the right breast. His pants are a darker brown, and held up but a dark blue leather belt with yellow metal buckle. His shoes are plain, flexible sneakers, colored a full, dark black. The only other thing of notice, on his person, is the necklace he wears. A plain woven string holds in place what appears to be a Hard Stone hold item, why he wears it is a mystery, but then again so is he.

Rossiu is a cold and distant person, never opening up, never showing how he feels, and almost literally dead inside, but he's trying not to be. His cold personality developed during his past, when he was forced to act that way by those who had power over him. His has since, however, cut his ties with those people and is attempting to become warmer and possibly open up to people.

In short he's doing everything in his power to turn from what he once was, into a normal human being. However as he tries this his cold, calculating side seems to take over in most dire situations, or even in battle. This could be a real downfall to not only himself, but also to those who he travels with.

Rossiu's past, beyond a certain point in his life, is a mystery to everyone, even himself. The most he can remember were the days he was picked up by a group of people, they trained him to be like them, to be ruthless, heartless, and cold. They taught him to be a fighting machine and to work towards their own nefarious goals. And he believed them until only a year ago.

What happened a year ago is hazy at best, but something happened that woke him up, that told him what he was doing was wrong. So he quit, quit the whole group and everything they were planning. However they didn't like that, they wouldn't let him leave without a fight, and gave chase.

After a grueling battle with the one who used to be his partner, he was able to escape on his own, but not before one of his pokemon had to be sacrificed in the heat of battle. He's eluded capture until now, and seeks a way to break all ties with this group, at the same time trying to become just a normal person again.
Friends: None
Enemies: The Hatsu

[Adamant/Battle Armor]
Scratch, Harden, Absorb, Leer, Mud Shot, Sand-attack, Endure, Aqua Jet, Mega Drain, Slash, Feint, Dig, Aerial Ace, X-Scissor
Kabutops was Rossiu's starting pokemon, and the two have been together for as long as Rossiu can remember. Their bond is strong, and over the year the two have grown together, whatever Rossiu went through for that group, Kabutops went through it too. Their's a faint chance that Kabutops is the only thing that actually keeps Rossiu from becoming emotionally dead inside.

Tackle, Harden, Bind, Screech, Rock Throw, Rage, Rock Tomb, Sandstorm, Slam, Rock Polish, Dragonbreath, Iron Tail, Double Edge, Flash Cannon
Steelix was the second pokemon Rossiu ever captured. He's had it since it was an Onix and has watched Steelix develope and become stronger. However as it was caught for his training with the group, it's not exactly the friendliest around, luckily it isn't too mean either.

[Bold/Rock Head]
Horn Attack, Tail Whip, Stomp, Fury Attack, Scary Face, Rock Blast, Take Down, Protect, Dragon Rush
Rhyhorn is a young, headstrong fool. He's always the first to rush into combat whenever the opporitunity shows itself, though he's much better suited for defending. Even though he's rather young he's been given several strong attacks for missions.

[Brave/Lightning Rod]
Growl, Tail Whip, Bone Club, Headbutt, Leer, Focus Energy, Bonemerang, Rage, False Swipe, Iron Head, Ancientpower
Marowak was actually an ill-gotten gain. Rossiu himself wasn't involved with her obtaining and wasn't given any details about how she was obtained, but that doesn't change the fact she was at first violent and fearful to her new trainer. She has since calmed down but Rossiu has tried to avoid making her battle.

[Rash/Motor Drive]
Quick Attack, Leer, Thundershock, Low Kick, Swift, Shock Wave, Light Screen, Thunderpunch, Discharge, Thunderbolt, Charge Beam, Psychic
Electivire was obtained within the past year, after quitting the team. Electivire was given to Rossiu by an unknown, but rather friendly, trainer, and seems to be very well trained. However it does have a habit of attack without order and getting impatient. He dislikes coming out of his pokeball without a reason.

[Naughty/Shed Skin]
Wrap, Lick, Bite, Poison Tail, Screech, Glare, Crunch, Poison Fang, Iron Tail, Sludge Bomb
Seviper is Rossiu's most recent catch and only dates back a few weeks. He's still trying to get used to training her, but luckily she seems fond of her trainer. She has a habit of using underhanded and dirty techniques while in combat. She's still a bit inexperienced though and none too physically strong yet.

Key Items

Rossiu carries nothing but the clothes on his back, a bag with small amounts of food, water, and pokeballs.

Character Guides / Third Character: Captain Alder Syklar
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:37 »
Name: Alder Syklar
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Description: Alder stands 5' 11" in height and has an average build. He manages to stay slim with all the work he does on his air ship and by training with his pokemon. His hair is starting to gray slightly, but is usually dyed or hidden when he can't dye it. He keeps a souvenir Dragonite tooth on a necklace hidden under his shirt.
Personality: In his advanced age Alder has become wise, if not also a bit quirky and abrasive. Even though he may not look it, he's also an inventor of sorts, though his skills in mechanics have all gone into his air ship. He feels best traveling with the bare minimum money needed to survive, and even though he claims to be a pirate of the sky he's never committed any illegal deeds. In a way the only thing that would make him a pirate is that he lives by his own rules and does what he likes, which he says is enough for him.
History: Alder was born in Jhoto, more specifically Violet City. He had grown up visiting the two towers a lot, especially the one said to be visited by Ho-oh. He loved hearing the legends about Ho-oh and always wanted to one day see one. He didn't leave his home town until he was 18, he spent years wandering Jhoto and Kanto with his pokemon refining his skills and training. He still longed to search the sky's for Ho-oh, but was always confined to either the land or sea. When visiting Hoenn he got a job working at the Slateport Marina, helping to put together ships and other seafaring vehicles. He had a knack for it and began saving his money for his own project. He build and oddly shaped ship, with wings on the side and a motorized rudder. He attached it to a blimp balloon and called it an airship, boy did it live up to it's name. He "sailed" the skies, constantly on the look for Ho-oh. He still does today, though he mostly goes where the wind, and his motor, takes him.
Friends: None as of yet.
Enemies: None as of yet.

[lightning Rod]
Growl, Tail Whip, Boneclub, Headbutt, Leer, Focus Energy, Bonemerang, Rage, False Swipe, Thrash, Skull Bash, Swords Dance, Iron Head
Marowak has yet to officially join Alder's team, but does travel with him and his companions. He takes orders from Alder during battles, as if Alder was his trainer, but seems to have something to accomplish before actually allowing himself to be caught.

[Keen Eye]
Peck, Growl, Leer, Fury Attack, Pursuit, Aerial Ace, Mirror Move, Agility, Assurance, Roost, Drill Peck, Sky Attack, Whirlwind, Tri Attack
Glyde was Alder's very first pokemon. They've been together since he first hatched Glyde at the age of five. They've spent their lives training together and growing closer. Now Glyde is his strongest, and closest friend. The Dragonite tooth is a battle souvenir of Glyde's. It comes from the Dragonite they almost defeated, before they fled Glyde managed to break the tooth free.

[Shed Skin]
Wrap, Leer, Thunderwave, Twister, Dragon Rage, Slam, Agility, Aqua Tail, Dragon Breath, Mist
Typhoon is the reason for Alder and Glyde fighting the Dragonite. Alder stumbled across the Dragonite's nest, thinking it abandoned he took one of the eggs. It later hatched into a Dratini and only just recently evolved into a Dragonair. Hoping to become a Dragonite soon he and Alder have been training whenever they get the chance, usually practicing against Glyde.

[Battle Armor]
Fury Cutter, Mud Sport, Water Gun, Harden, Scratch, Metal Claw, Ancient Power, Protect
Armaldo was recieved over the GTS, the curious thing was that Alder didn't need to trade for it. He's confused why someone would just give away a pokemon like Armaldo, but he's not about to look a gift Pnyta in the mouth. Armaldo has proven to be quite the sturdy pokemon, able to take quite a beating and still stand up.

[Mold Breaker]
Headbutt, Leer, Focus Energy, Pursuit, Take Down
Crater was recently obtained as Alder sails the skies of Sinnoh. Crater is young and a bit distant from Alder, but still gives him childlike respect. He has a hidden energy deep within him, which he has yet learned to use. Alder has great faith in this pokemon, but is holding off on training him until he gets a bit older.

Quick Attack, Leer, Focus Energy, Pursuit, False Swipe, Agility, Metal Claw, Fury Cutter, Razor Wind, Iron Defense, X-scissor, Night Slash, Baton Pass, Protect, Double Team
Viceroy is a speedy, but defensive pokemon. He's one to charge first, rather than letting his opponent, though he's also quick to defend himself when the need arises. Outside of battle he's a bit defensive, only listening to those that have proven stronger than himself. He's also a bit short tempered and lashes out at those he doesn't believe are strong enough to fight beside him.

Scratch, Leer, Taunt, Quick Attack, Razor Wind, Pursuit, Swords Dance, Bite, Double Team, Slash, Future Sight, Sucker Punch, Detect, Faint Attack, Substitute, Zen Headbutt, Assurance
Mysfortune was actually Alder's second pokemon, caught while he was first in Hoenn. Though shortly after he leant her to his friend Fred, who needed help with something he wouldn't go in depth about. Alder finally got her back recently from Fred and is hoping the two can be close again. Though she's named Mysfortune she's usually good luck for him.

PC Pokemon

Tackle, Leer, Thunderwave, Howl, Quick Attack, Spark, Odor Sleuth, Bite, Thunder Fang, Fire Fang
Alder caught Lycan while working in Slateport. He uses Lycan's electrical abilities to help with maintenance of the air ship, sometimes using him as a back up generator. Lycan never minds, he just likes being of use to Alder. Lycan is very loyal and will do anything he is capable of for Alder. The two are close friends, almost as close as Alder is with Glyde.

Key Items:

-The Cumulus
His only key item is his air ship and his pokemon, though now his airship is in pieces. He also has a carrier bag for his food and empty pokeballs, though he does own a portable electronic map that can pinpoint his whereabouts.

- Remnants of the Cumulus: All that remains of Alder's airship, aside from a pile of ash that remains deep within the Viridian Forest. It has a weaird property of raising a pokemon's defense and special defense, but Alder hasn't realised this yet.
Posted on: November 06, 2007, 07:58:30 PM

Alder has caught a Scizor, which he has nicknamed Viceroy. Also his airship has crashed, he managed to only save the melted metal which now takes Cylinder shape.
Posted on: November 29, 2007, 12:47:03 AM

Alder has reclaimed Mysfortune from a friend of his, and has recieved Armaldo over the GTS.
Posted on: January 17, 2008, 12:38:48 PM

A Marowak has decided to travel with Alder and the others, but hasn't been caught just yet.

Character Guides / Second Go: Taylor M. Seraito
« on: March 24, 2007, 03:47 »
Name: Taylor "Ty" M. Seraito
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Description: Ty stands 5'5" tall, weighing only 125 lbs. His eyes are those of a tactician, constantly scanning the battle field and thinking of new and unique ways to attack.
Personality: Ty is usually a very open person. he usually tries to hide his psychic abilities from people he's just met, unless he battles with Claydol. He's a strategist and an illusionist, he tries to attack in different and unique ways. Confusing and throwing his opponent off guard. he's very inquisitive and likes observing peoples battle styles to see if he could possibly adapt them to his own.
History:Born in Saffron city. He trained his psychic skills in Sabrina's gym, along with his companion Baltoy. The two developed a bond that grew past trainer and pokemon, they were friends, almost brothers to each other. He'd confide his secrets to Baltoy when no one else would listen, and Baltoy would confide in him. Their psychic bond not only allows them to communicate but they synchronize during battle. Because of that bond when Baltoy battled, Ty could actually feel in his shoes and commanded Baltoy as if it were he out there on the field fighting. Just before leaving on his own for his career as a great magician and psychic, Ty challenged Sabrina to a battle, barely pulling off a win and having Baltoy evolve as well.
Friends: Sabrina, Kristian, Dane
Enemies: Zenec(Though Ty has never fought him directly), Team Galaxy

Teleport, Confusion, Harden, Rapid Spin, Mud-slap, Psybeam, Rock Tomb, Self Destruct, Ancient Power, Sandstorm, Hyper Beam, Psychic, Mimic
Ty and Claydol are like brothers, having grown up and practiced together they have developed a deep bond. This bond is both metaphorical and literal, as there is a psychic bond between them. Many times during Claydol's battles Ty need not call out his attacks, but rather send them to him Telepathically.

Pound, Peck, Bubblebeam, Growl, Bubble, Water Sport, Metal Claw, Bide, Brine, Aqua Jet, Steel Wing, Whirlpool, Iron Defense
Empoleon evolved for Ty during a battle against Kristian in the Kanto League. During his down time in Saffron, Ty has been training Empoleon closely with Claydol and Roserade, unnofficially adopting Empoleon as the fourth member of his makeshift family. The Emperor Pokemon has since added quite a few new moves to his repetoire and become a towering shield for Ty's team.

[Flame Body]
Smog, Leer, Ember, Smokescreen, Faint Attack, Fire Spin, Confuse Ray, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Lava Plume, Flamethrower, Solar Beam, Protect, Brick Break, Flare Blitz
Ty met Magmortar back when he was a Magby, back then a tool in Zenec's plot to do away with the trio. Through a chance meeting Magmortar was returned to his trainer. When Zenec finally enacted his plan and set the Shadow Pokemon into play Magmortar was affected and sent on a rampage through Vermillion City. After an effort solely on Ty's part Magmortar was calmed and is now back in Ty's hands, fully cured.

Offhand Pokemon:

[Natural Cure]
Absorb, Growth, Poison Sting, Stun Spore, Mega Drain, Leech Seed, Magical Leaf, Sunny Day, Grass Knot, Weather Ball, Energy Ball
Roserade is a show girl at heart. She's know to dodge attacks by simply dancing around them. She''s used both in battles and Ty's magic act. Despite everything else she's one of Ty's strongest pokemon. Evolving during a battle with Giratina she's gained a lot of power.

Peck, Leer, Night Shade, Teleport, Lucky Chant, Miracle Eye, Future Sight, Refresh, Me First, Confuse Ray, Psychic, Tailwind, Shadow Ball
Upon evolving under Ty's training Xatu has become much more skilled in controlling his overwhelming psychic powers. He has trouble channeling all of it, but has proven more than skilled now. While training, and since evolving, he has become quicker of body and wit.

[Thick Fat]
Metronome, Odor Sleuth, Tackle, Defense Curl, Amnesia, Lick, Zen Headbutt, Belly Drum, Water Pulse, Yawn, Rest, Pursuit, Body Slam
Not caught by Ty, but rather by his other pokemon Chisu. After evolving he seems to have broken his lazy habits, though he still acts it to fake out opponents. Surprisingly quick for weighing so much and able to take a lot of damage with stride. Snorlax is a true physical powerhouse.

Pound, Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt, Poison Gas, Meditate, Psybeam, Psych Up, Nightmare, Dream Eater, Barrier, Assist, Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball
Not much is known about Hypno. He appeared randomly and offered to become Ty's pokemon for reasons he himself didn't quite understand. Whatever the reason he's a strong asset to Ty's team and may just be the boost Ty needs to prove himself.

Poison Sting, Fury Attack, Focus Energy, Twineedle, Rage
Beedrill was caught by Lorett but traded to Ty for his Vespiquen. Beedrill was used only once so far, in an attempt to cut through and Ariados' spider web. Not much else is know about him though.

Take Down, Lick, Curse, Bite, Roar, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Rage, Headbutt
Ty recieved Grantangent over the GTS for his Miltank. Grantangent has the needed power to make up for the loss of Miltank, but has been known to go a bit overboard and sometimes attack without being ordered to. He's also sometimes attacked teammates and has tried to bite Ty a few times too.

Gyro Ball, Light Screen, Reflect, Stealth Rock, Extrasensory, Rock Tomb, Imprison
Ty got Bronzong in a trade, and recognizes it as Dane's old Bronzor. The two get along well, but Bronzong has a habit of trapping Ty within his hollow body as a joke. Ty wants to build a strong relationship with Bronzong, so he often finds himself polishing the bronze bell pokemon when time permits.

Growl, Bide, Fake Tears, Quick Attack, Charm, Spark, Endure, Shockwave, Swift, Thunder Wave, Hyper Fang, Return, Iron Tail
Chisu is an adorable little trickster and enjoys riding on Ty's shoulder and head. He's always causing trouble and doing things for Ty's benefit. Despite his small size he's got a larger power that no one could understand.

Key Items:

Badge Case: Boulder, Cascade, Marsh, Rainbow, Thunder, Coal, Forest, Cobble, Fen, Relic, Mine, Glacier, Beacon, Volcano, Earth

Bag O' Tricks: A bag full of props needed for many of Ty's tricks. The bag itself is a trick, seeing as it fits things much larger than itself inside.

Character Guides / Zenno J. Derkano
« on: October 02, 2006, 18:25 »
Name: Zenno J. Derkano
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Description: He's about 5'9" and weighs 167lbs, he's bulked up a bit since he was last seen.
Personality: Zenno is a very curious person. He's very confident in his abilities as a chef and trainer, sometimes overly confident. He's a joy to be around but sometimes he's a bit slow. He gets overly sarcastic when he's tired.

Recently Zenno's been on a journey of self discovery, trying to find out what he wants to really do in the world. He's still searching for his one true calling, but knows at least one definite about himself, he's out to do what he can to protect and guide those close to him, by any stretch of the words.
History:Born in Veridian city. He grew up with only his mother, never a father. She never spoke of him ever and whenever Z brought it up she quickly changed the subject or left the room. He'd run out to the forest to think about not having a father. One day when he went out to think he saw a shining silver bird fly overhead. He figured it was a pokemon but didn't know which kind. Ever since then he wanted to grow up to work with pokemon in some way.

During his journeys with his friends Zenno has decided to turn his attention away from Researching. Instead he's now pursuing something he enjoys and is very good at, cooking. His dream now, to open a restaraunt back in his home town of Viridian. Not any ordinary restaraunt, a Battle Restaraunt that host pokemon battles and tournaments after a refreshing meal.

Nowadays, Zenno is no longer as sure as he used to be about what he wants to do with his future. For the present, though, he has decided to do his best, whatever that is. He's resigned from both the PHQ and the Pokemon Rangers, unable to dedicate himself to them fully and has no intentions on settling down to create his restaraunt for many years at least.

Friends: Xander, Faf, Nola, Tramp, Vance, Vince, Aedan, Steve, Aura, Josh, Woozii, Tyra, Dane, Amy, Amanda(NPC), Zack(NPC), Donna(NPC), Katie(NPC)
Enemies: The Sypher, Team Rocket, The Management, The Hatsu, Team Galactic
Pokémon:(Always on hand)

[Lonely/Rock Head]
Fake Tears, Copy Cat, Roll Out, Flail
Zenno's egg finally hatched into the baby pokemon, Bonsly. This young and attention needy pokemon loves being cradled in Zenno's arms constantly or at least near enough to his trainer to be given attention. No longer as clingy, Bonsly doesn't mind the confines of his pokeball, but caused quite the commotion when Zenno tried to leave it with his mother.

Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf, Light Screen, Aromatherapy, Poison Powder, Synthesis
Chikorita was recently gifted to Zenno, unable to find her own trainer in Professor Elm's lab. This problem, ultimately due to her being so shy and bashful that she'd end up slapping people repeatedly who continued to watch or stare at her. She's become less staggeringly shy over the months of training, but still requires constant encouragement and training from Zenno.

Chuck - Timburr(Male)[Pokeball]
[Adamant/Sheer Force]
Pound, Leer, Reversal, Focus Energy, Bide, Low Kick, Rock Throw, Rock Smash
Chuck is Zenno's most recent capture, upon arriving in Unova. He found the Timburr out in the wild, knocking over sturdy trees and using them to build small structures for other, weaker, pokemon. Zenno approached him with an offer of being his trainer, but was continuously turned away. This just made Zenno push harder, and the pokemon eventually joined him after Zenno bravely stopped one of the structures from toppling over onto a family of Cottonee.

Key Items:

Berry Bag- Full of assorted berries.

Pokedex- Recently upgraded to a Unova-dex.

Collapsable Fishing Pole

Collapsable Riding Bicycle

Xtransceiver equipped with C-Gear.

Map of the Unova Region.

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