My own Gym Leaders, part 4 !
by, 23rd September 2013 at 04:10 PM (242 Views)
The thread, as usual. This time around, I got better ideas. And good news, I could come up with badge & town names for the rest of the Gym Leaders (except for the 2 first ones, since I only named those that will come). I'll update the 2 first blogs about my Gym Leaders to add the town's name whenever I can. For now, to present Laure :
"I collect those precious gems rather than using them in battle, and I like to look at my hoarding after a mining session !"
Name : Laure (ロール, Rooru)
Moniker : Miner hobbyist
Region : Laufe
Role : Leader of the Mineria City Gym and distributor of the Pickaxe Badge
Type Specialty : Rock
Background : Laure was born in Antareis City, and spent most of her childhood in this cold southern town alongside her father Fergus and Christalle, her best friend and fellow Gym Leader. At the age of 10, Laure and her father moved to Mineria City, a town with mining activities much like Oreburgh City in Sinnoh, due to Fergus having work to do over there as a director. Despite not being accustomed to the warmer climate of the town, Laure learned to wield a pickaxe and much to her father's surprise, she performed the mining activity pretty well for her age.
Laure has a fear of the Trash Heap Pokémon, Garbodor. At some point early during a mining session with her Aron, she found herself confronted to a wandering Garbodor. Believing it to be a Graveler, Laure ordered Aron to use Iron Head on it. However, the beast not only didn't get knocked out, but also made the Poison-type Pokémon angry and attempted to lash out at the young woman. After cornering the lady and the Iron Armor Pokémon, Garbodor tried to use the Gunk Shot move from afar to strike her down, but something else took the attack for her...
When she opened her eyes, Laure saw a big boulder with legs covered in sludge fighting off the Trash Heap Pokémon. In a movement of panic, the Poison-type enemy attempted to take the Pokémon in front of it down with Explosion, leaving a lot of sludge around the area. The boulder revealed itself to be a Golem, the evolved form of Graveler. It was happy to see she was okay, but fell on its knees due to its Poisoned state. After being nursed back to health, Laure decided to add it in her team, as thanks for saving her life.
Pokémons : Larvitar (Pupitar in Challenge Mode), Aron, Dwebble (Challenge Mode), Golem
Miscellanous : Laure's first Pokémon was Aron, which was given to her by Fergus, who breed it using his Aggron. Laure still keeps in touch with Christalle via phone calls, even sharing some great moments they had despite the long distance between their respective towns. Laure is also a fan of Virbank City's Gym Leader, Roxie's music, often listening to her songs during Laure's mining sessions.
Mineria is simply the spanish word for the mining activity. The last bit about Roxie's music is because I unintentionally found out her katakana spelling "Rooru" is exactly the same as the character "Roll" from the Mega Man series. Since she was named that way to go with Mega Man's japanese name "Rock Man" so their name would spell "Rock & Roll", I thought adding a music reference could be nice. Also, like Garbodor one creature is green, bipedal and capable of exploding. Which one is it ?
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