Post by Professor Oak on Feb 3, 2019 15:11:46 GMT 11
Roleplay as your own Pokémon!
Team up as you explore forests, caves, waterfalls and other areas that humans never dare go! Forging friendships along the way, there are no limits to who or what you can encounter and the battles are entirely under your control.
Just the story you make. Your Pokémon may gain levels, unlock hidden abilities, find items to help your main journey, or even find new allies that will join your trainer!
Only 1 of your pokémon is the 'main' character for rewards, but you could have tag-alongs for narrative support.
The backdrop for your Pokémon's adventures can be iconic locations around Johto whether from the games, manga, or anime! We've provided some beginning areas [further below] with a list of scenarios you can use to spark an idea for adventure. However, feel free to come up with something completely unique!
Just remember, wherever you base your story it should be within the trainer's reach. So if the trainer has only reached up to Azalea then your escapades cannot take place in Goldenrod or further.
There's potential for any custom scenario to be granted the ★Star is Born★ bonus and permanently added to the existing list. What's that you ask? Read on!
Pokémon Whisperers & ⭐ Gradings
Each area has a local who can communicate directly with Pokémon to listen to their story. Once your adventure has ended request a grading. Stories are graded with the following categories in mind:
Up to ⭐⭐⭐ Possible
Sometimes the best stories are simple and offer a unique perspective on a well established theme. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so it's not possible to say what exactly earns a star. However, there are a couple of things we recommend avoiding to risk losing credibility:
◓ Legendaries/Mythics risk -3★Every story is different and could be graded under different merits. One that pulls at your heart strings can be just as good as a goofy one. Consistent characters with a rounded personality doing something believable by the Whisperer is probably all you need. Writing ability is a smaller part than your ideas; you won't be penalized for it.
◓ Ultra-rare Pokemon not native to the location risk -1★
*Location encounters based on the corresponding Johto board area guides
The important part is to have fun. The journey is just as important as the end. Incomplete adventures could still earn full points, but it depends on how far the story got.
Up to ⭐⭐⭐ Possible
Teamwork makes the dream work, and there is nothing that pleases the Whisperers more. If one partner has to go it alone or dominates most of the story this will typically attract lower grades. Let everyone have a chance to contribute significantly to parts of the story.
You need at least 2 main characters [not owned by the same trainer] to score any teamwork ★.
⭐ Super Star
Get 3★ on both Creativity & Teamwork!
⭐ Shining Example
Select a scenario from our list and absolutely nail it!
⭐ A Star is Born
Create an original scenario that we can make into a prompt for our list
⭐ Twinkling Star
Include a strong character defining moment(s) in your tale. If in a group, all main characters should play a part.
List of known Pokémon Whisperers:
◓ (NBRK) Maui and Kaui
◓ (CHRY) Mr Pokémon
◓ (VILT) Elder Li/ Ralts (Dk Cave)
◓ (AZLA) Maizie
◓ (GROD) Bill (Kabuto form)
Each star is worth:
⭐ = +1 Lv for Pokémon under level 25, or...Some scenarios may also have bonus rewards such as items, pokémon, hidden abilities, or moves normally learnt through a Move Tutor.
⭐ = +500 EXP if 25+
◓ You cannot pair up with the same member more than twice per month. If your partner becomes inactive you may choose to end the escapade and get it graded as is.
◓ You can have up to 3 Escapades running concurrently (with different Pokémon in each)
◓ You may use PC Pokémon.
◓ Once your escapade is being graded, any participating pokemon fall under the 'no simultaneous battles' rule since they'll be gaining XP. Until that point though you may use the escapade pokemon in your journeys. If your pokemon is actively in a battle at the time of grading they will forfeit any XP gain.
◓ Your character may accompany your Pokémon, but the story must be told from the Pokémon's perspective.
◓ To find a partner you can use our Find Group RP board!
◓ Not sure how to start? You can read previous Escapades to get those juices flowing