Credit to Buoy.
1. A word from your Editor(s).
2. Announcements and News.
3. Trading Section.
5. URPG Quiz.
6. Story of the Week.
7. Roleplayer of the Week.
8. Pokémon of the Week (with article).
10. FFA Report.
11. Target of the Week.
12. Closing comment(s).
A word from your Editor:
Hello! We're aware that it's been quite a long time since the last URPG Times was posted, but, unfortunately, Alaska and Gmandiddy were both unable to post the Times. Since they haven't got enough time on their hands, they've hired a new Editor -- although I believe they were looking for two (I have no idea who the other one is yet). That new Editor is me, Buoy! I'm sure it'll be a fun experience, editing the Times. This is my first try, though, so go easy on me.
I hope you all enjoy this issue of the URPG Times!
News and Announcements:
I couldn't find any
slaveperson to do this for me, so I did it myself.
TPW (but mainly Dojos).
We've been at The Pokémon World for almost a month now, and I can tell that URPG has been a massive success on the truly accommodating forum. We're proud to have the TPW community with us here in URPG, and we wish you all the success for the future in URPG -- try hard and you will succeed! Our Dojo system is gradually gaining momentum now, too. With those Dojo spots filling up as more newbies begin to collect more Pokémon, it'll only be a matter of time before all spots are gone. If you're interested in owning a Dojo, then come on over to this thread! If you want to participate but are unsure if you're allowed to, feel free to ask We Taste Pies or Monbrey. They can handle all your inquiries about the Dojos, as well as telling you if you can participate or not.
Since our last issue, four people have became referees: Zolar, Brainiac and Morru Magnum! Who's the fourth, you ask? Why, that would be me! All of these wonderful people (excluding me) deserve a good pat on the back and a congratulations. Pester them to ref for you if you're battling -- it'll help both them and you. Well done to these four!
Vacant Gym spots!
Pewter City [Rock-type].
Ecruteak City [Ghost-type].
Sootopolis City [Water-type].
Striaton City [Fire-, Water- and Grass-type].
Nimbasa City [Electric-type].
Opelucid City [Dragon-type].
All of the above gyms are open! If you think you've got what it takes to be a Gym Leader and you have enough Pokémon for it, feel free to apply.
Since the last issue, we've had a few things put up for trade in the Trading Machine. If you want any of the Pokémon below, feel free to offer to the corresponding users.
Each week, besides the submissions from our employees for the Comics section of the URPG Times, we also welcome submissions from the community! We pay 1,500 Pokédollars for each submission usually. The amount paid might be adjusted accordingly based on your comic and permanent employees will be paid slightly higher. You don't have to be a professional as well; the only criteria is for it to be funny! PM comic submissions to Alaskapigeon, Buoy or Gmandiddy.
... looks like we have no submissions this time! Oh well! Make sure to send in some comics for the next issue!
Monbrey - 50/50 ($12500)
Brainiac - 50/50 ($12500)
Nitro - 47/50 ($11750)
Xali - 47/50 ($11750)
FTEcho 4 - 47/50 ($11750)
CommBA - 47/50 ($11750)
Fawkes - 47/50 ($11750)
Siless - 46/50 ($11500)
Googly - 45/50 ($11250)
Mubz - 43/50 ($10750)
Kantomasta - 38/50 ($9500)
Zolar - 35/50 ($8750)
Wow, I give you guys a handicap and only two of you fully capitalize on it? I guess my failsafe question must have gotten you. Still a big congratulations to my first ever 100s. You guys have earned a spot in my
hitlistHall of Fame.
Battle Scenario: Use Psycho Shift (5 points)
Some of you put Toxic. That would work but you're Imprisoned. Psycho Shift would put the burn on Dusknoir and KO at the end of the turn.
Ref This: Gliscor @ 76.55%; Metagross @ 83.51% (4 points)
Why does everyone (even the non-refs) get this right? Seriously? Guess some of you should take the ref test. Based on how everyone got this right, you should do ok.
Flavour: Where hearts touch each other. (4 points)
Anything close to hearts communicating with each other was fine for me. It had to be in English though.
Picture Time: Nacrene City (3 points)
I need to find harder pictures -_-
Video Games: Surskit, Masquerain, Meditite, Medicham, Roselia, Zangoose, Lunatone (1/2 point each; 4 points if you got them all)
This was pretty easy. Just search around for it. I never played Emerald though so I didn't know before the quiz.
Video Games 2: Pokemon Revolution (3 points)
Had to throw in a couple gimmes.
Flavour 2: Just a souvenier shop. Nothing suspicious about it. No need to be alarmed (3 points)
Just because of that sign, I'm suddenly interested in checking it out.
Pokemon World: Goldenrod City (3 points)
Wow. I thought a lot of you would have trouble with this one. You guys sure know your trivia
Anime: Steel, Psychic, and Ghost (3 points)
Come on, Ash! Catch one of these already!
Game Mechanics: Trick Question. There is no way to reflect an OHKO move. (3 points)
My failsafe question. I was hoping nobody would get this right, but only a few of you were observant enough. I tip my hat to whoever got this right.
Anime 2: The Ancient puzzle of Pokemopolis. Alakazam, Gengar, and Jigglypuff (4 points)
A battle of epic proportions I should say.
Stories: Imagine that by Magikchicken (2 points)
Pokemon: Machoke (3 points)
Kung-foo would have been kinda cheesy for this Pokemon. Glad they changed it.
Video Games 3: Shigeki Morimoto (3 points)
This Game Freak person is in Castelia. Find him and battle him if you want.
Game Mechanics 2: Air Cutter (3 points)
The only damaging flying move that can't target non-adjacent opponents. Some of you put the non-damaging ones. I took it anyway.
Stories: 10000 characters. (3 points)
URPG History: April 15, 2010. (4 points)
National Park: Water. (3 points)
Video Games 3: GAMEFREAK. (3 points)
Game Mechanics: Infernape. (3 points)
Picture Time: Dragonite. (3 points)
Pokemon World 2: Unova. (3 points)
Well, you guys have actually beaten my quiz. I'll be back, though, to see that this doesn't happen again...
Story of the Week:
This issue's Story of the Week goes to Akinai! This lovable woman aimed for an Abra in her story, Reminders. This is a sort of backstory to a character that Akinai uses fairly often in her stories and her role-playing efforts in the National Park. The character is also named Akinai (she certainly loves that name) -- a mysterious woman who avoids talking about her past for some reason. The story explains why. For those who know Akinai and her famous character, Akinai, this is likely to prove interesting to them -- everyone loves some character development, right? I KNOW I DO. Go read the story. Right now. I didn't spend about two minutes of my life writing this so that no-one pays attention.
p.s. Akinai gets 1,000 moneys or something. She'll also probably be all affronted, too. "BUOYSEL, HOW DARE YOU?!" she shall cry. "YOU MADE A MOCKERY OF MY MASTERPIECE BY POSTING A COMMENTARY ABOUT IT FOR THE URPG TIMES." And then she'll drop a horde of Spiritomb or Aggron on me, although how she can lift all those Pokémon is anyone's guess.
Roleplayer of the Week:
This week's Role-Player of the Week is Airik! He's currently on a run in the Gardens with Nitro, aiming to catch more Grass-types for his collection. For a first-timer into the Park, he's doing pretty well. He's already managed to capture a Cacnea and a Ferroseed. Very nice work, so collect your bounty. You earned it.
Buoy edit: SAID BOUNTY IS 1,000 POKÉDOLLARS.
Pokémon of the Week:
by Dog of Hellsing.
Well, SLC was busy and I decided I might as well contribute something to this mass of madness , so here we go! I ended up rolling Blitzle, but to be nice we’re going to bump it up to its evolved form, Zebstrika. If you have one of these (I don’t think many of you do, tee-hee), then you get to claim $1,000.
*OVERVIEW OF ZEBSTRIKA
*GETTING ONE OF YOUR OWN
by Fossil Fusion.
Hello, govner. It's Fossil Fusion speaking! There were not many Free For Alls this week. However, I did catch my eye on a Free For All in a certain refbottingmaster’s Reffing Log.
Yes! On Monday the 14th May, a FFA took place, reffed by WebMaster. (Why am not surprised in this? He’s like the Reffing King ever since Ataro stopped reffing.) Anyway, let’s take a look at the Free For All he conducted.
The rules used for this FFA were the normal stuff such as No Intimidate/Haze/Encore. The Special Rule this week was the "Mother’s Day" Rule. I must admit, I never knew it was Mother’s Day. I suppose that’s because I am British. The ruler among the members 8-). Our Mother's Day is in March. This means every Pokemon had the ability Moody. It sounds pretty reasonable: most mothers tend to nag, or get stressed…
Personally, I think rolling for Moody every turn would be pretty cool; it would save turns extra statting up, thus speeding up the process of the Free For All. Not bad. Shame I missed it AGAIN! In total, the FFA had 9 contestants. That’s not too terrible; I’ve seen a lot of bigger FFAs before, though.
WebMaster earned himself a whopping $4,500 for reffing this Moody Monstrosity. Not bad, eh, Webbie? Here are the top three:
3rd Place: Captain Dude & Raichi, earning $3000!
2nd Place: TheEvilDookie & Nidoking, earning $3500!
1st Place: Dog of Hellsing & Beheeyem, earning $4000!
Congratulations, Jess. You seem to be in like every top 3 everytime I report. Dat Jess… all I can say is: YAY BEHEEYEM! <3
Target of the Week:
by Fossil Fusion.
Target Week: time a random active trainer is selected and the first 3 people to beat them earn a special prize! URPGers have to beat them before the time runs out (the time runs out once the next issue is up, usually). If somebody loses to the Target Week trainer, they cannot rechallenge.
For the third issue of Target Week, there will be only one Target and this could involve beating them in Battles with Special Rules or B/W Contests, etc. Activity is key. If the Target disappears for unknown reasons, a new Target will be selected.
Payments for reffing/judging are as $2000 for refs and $3000 for judges per Battle/Contest. They get paid in the next URPG Times. All logs should be posted in the current URPG Times thread!
Defeat the Target: $2000
Lose to the Target: $1000
Target Wins: $2000
Target Loses: $2000
Well done, everyone, for attempting Tag Force Target Week. Ebail did well with certain partners, but fell to a certain opponent: We Taste Pies…
WTP borrowed SLC for the duration of the match, whilst Ebail snatched up WinterVines. It seemed Blaziken played a big part in the battle.
WTP: Togekiss and Gengar. | SLC: Blaziken and Sceptile.
Ebail: Crobat and Alakazam. | Wintervines: Jolteon and Gastrodon.
Tough teams on both sides. However, setting up is not always advisable in Double Battles, as shown from the above teams. Nevermind. Congratulations, WTP! Your prize is a lovely Egg. It will hatch within five days of this Times. @We Taste Pies...;
Here are the Reffing Wages!
Me: - $3000
@WinterVines; - $3000
@Synthesis; - $3000
NOW FOR THIS TARGET WEEK.
This week’s Target is…
Rule: Trovita Style.
This week, you must challenge the Target with 3 Pokemon. The best out of 3 wins! You still get full payment regardless if the 3rd Pokemon is needed.
3 on 3
Sleep | Freeze | OHKO | Evasion Clauses
GO CHALLENGE DAT TARGET NOW!
First 3 people to defeat Target Week this week with these rules will receive a very special prize. No joke; get on it! Whoever loses to Mubz can't challenge until the next issue of URPG Times.
Remember to log here, refs! Enjoy and get dat target!
Well, that's it for this issue! I hope you all enjoyed reading, and I encourage you all to participate in whatever activities the Times offer you. The rewards usually are great! Thank you for the hard work put in for this issue on such short notice, and I hope you all submit again next time.