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    1. A Word From Your Editor
    2. News And Events
    3. Announcements
    4. Trading Section
    5. Special Coverage: ‘No BS’ Summer Auction
    6. FFAs
    7. Comics
    8. Articles and Reports
    9. Featured Gym Leader Interviews Q&A
    10. Roleplayer Of The Week
    11. Story Of The Week
    12. Closing Comment




    A Word From Your Editor
    By Gmandiddy

    Hello and Welcome to a new issue of the URPG Times, Looks like we are back up and running for all your URPG needs. Hopefully we can still provide the same interesting articles, funny comics and also those wonderful interviews. There have been some changes to the Times, as many of you know we have changed to publish once fortnight, and with that change, we have removed the Trainer of the Week and Spendthrift of the Week sections. However, we do have a brilliant substitute, which will hopefully be up by the next issue.

    News and Events
    By Gmandiddy

    Summer Gift Station

    After two weeks of gifting Pokemon which have been sitting in the bottom of your stats, or gifting out of generosity or even dare I say friendship, so be sure to collect your gifts when a Mod officially closes it.
    Click Here!

    Gym Applications

    Fuchsia City, Violet City, Oreburgh City, Trovita Island are all currently open. Hurry up and head over there to snatch on of these Gyms. If you’re wondering what types they are, Fuchsia City is Poison, Violet City is Flying, Oreburgh City is Rock and finally Trovita is a special gym under the Orange League. So hurry up and head over there and apply, before they are taken.
    Click Here!

    Summer Writing Competition

    For all you story loving people, there is currently a Writing Competition going on right now. You have five days to submit a story, and you could have a chance of owning a Legendary Pokemon (and a nice lump sum of $15,000) If you do not make the deadline, be sure to join the panel of judges, and choose which story is the best.
    Click Here!


    National Park Summer Palooza

    Don’t fancy writing to obtain new Pokemon, and you don’t have the cash of a ref to buy them from the PokeMart, the National Park is for you. Bumblebee and Synthesis are currently holding an auction on Tuesday 16th of August, around 6-8 PM GMT+/-0. There will be an auction, quizzes and event-exclusive items. What a better way to kick start your roleplaying experience with all those interesting items. A quick note, there will be no Pokemon auctioned off, only National Park Items.
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    Announcements

    If you don't know yet, we do take in announcement requests for The URPG Times. Don't worry, for it is free of charge! If you would like to display an announcement for whatever reason, or shoutouts, just PM them to me.



    Trading Section
    By Gmandiddy

    The following are UFT offers. Do check the the Trading Machine if you see a Pokémon that you're interested in!


    • Brizer: Drilbur, Alakazam, Starmie, Kingdra, Weavile, Gengar, Gliscor, Lucario, Bronzong. (Looking for Good Pokemon)

    • PsychedelicShroomish: Hippodown, (Looking for Eevee with the same TM’s or an Espeon)

    • Roulette Dares: Lucario, Honchkrow, Bastiodon, Empoleon, and Walrein. (Looking for reasonable offers)

    • Mubz: Golduck.




    Special Coverage: The No BS Summer Auction

    By Gmandiddy

    This is special coverage on the ‘No BS’ Summer Auction that happened two weeks ago, where we witnessed some stupidity of people buying Pokemon for nearly triple the Market Value. I sat there with my jaw hanging after I had just seen Bee bid 120k on Mienfoo, which you could write 20k for it or visit the National Park. I pushed my jaw back into place and continued to watch the auction, hoping to dive in at the last minute and win, which unfortunately never happened.

    So when I was going over some past issues, I had noticed Ataro’s coverage on the BMG Anniversary Auction. I thought to myself, “Why not write about the ‘No BS’ Auction, and hopefully it will show people how much money they are wasting,”

    So here it is people, the list. The Market Value, MV, is made up ofminimum characters required for URPG stories (TM’s were priced at an average of 5k each). D stands for Difference between how much they are worth, and how much was paid for them.




    Dragon: Horsea - MaverickKaiser for 66k, (MV: 20k) (D: 46k)
    Rock: Rhyhorn - Ayotui for 24,000, (MV:20) (D: 4k)
    Water: Slowpoke + 5 TMs + Lagging Tail - GliscorMan for 28,000, (MV 37k) (D: -9k)
    Fighting: Mienfoo - Bumblebee for 120,000, (MV: 20k) (D: 100k)
    Flying: Aerodactyl - PhantomKat for 102,000, (MV: 40k) (D:62k)
    Normal: Munchlax - Roulette Dares for 61,000, (MV: 40k) (D: 21k)
    Ghost: Litwick - WebMaster for 67,000, (MV: 20k) (D: 47k)
    Ice: Cryogonal - Derian for 38,000, (MV: 30k) (D: 8K)
    Steel: Ferroseed - Fawkes for 42,000, (MV: 20k) (D: 22k)
    Fire: Vulpix + 5 TMs - ChainReaction01 for 31,000, (MV: 35k) (D: -4k)
    Psychic: Abra - Alaskapigeon for 70,000, (MV: 20k) (D: 50k)
    Ghost: Gastly - SLCalamity for 52,000, (MV: 20k) (D: 32k)
    Electric: Rotom - Buzzer for 55,000, (MV: 40k) (D: 15k)
    Grass: Cottonee + 5 TMs sold to The Pokemaster for 41,000, (MV: 35k) (D: 6k)
    Ground: Drilbur - Nitro for 60,000, (MV: 30k) (D: 30k)
    Dark: Zorua - JokesterJesse for 53,500, (MK: 30k) (D: 23.5k)
    Bug: Scyther - TheEvilDookie for 43,500, (MK: 30k) (D: 13.5k)

    From these satistics, I have created some small awards and titles for their efforts and actions during the auction. There is no cash prize, just awards, that is all.




    • Spendthrift Award : @Bumblebee, for spending the most money

    • Laziest Person in BMG: @Bumblebee and @Alaskapigeon, for spending a ridiculous amount of money on a Pokemon that they could of wrote for.

    • Mr Saver: @GliscorMan and @ChainReaction01, for being the most conservative bidders, saving some money, 9k and 4k respectively

    • Best Deal of the Auction: @Buzzer, for getting a Rotom for 55k. Personally that’s a steal.

    • Happiest Person after the Auction: The URPG Banker, why? Because he earned himself 954k





    FFA’s

    By: Gmandiddy

    Here is a recap of this months FFA’s so far, there won’t be any prizes handed out, but you can congratulate or do what ever to these people.


    • 1st/12: Xali with Espeon – reffed by Buzzer, Special Rule: KO a mon for +1 in random stats and to heal to 100%. Start at 75%[SUB]

    • 1st/11: Buzzer with Porygon-Z – reffed by Mubz, (who was there for the whole time), Special Rule: KO a mon and gain a random ability

    • 1st/9: Chainreaction01 with Machamp – reffed by The pokemaster, Special Rule: All Pokemon start with 100% and a Substitute


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    Comics

    Each week, besides the submissions from our employees for the Comics section of the URPG Times, we also welcome submissions from the community! Remember, I pay $1,500 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 me, Gmandiddy




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    Pokemon Care Guide, Part 1
    By Alaskapigeon


    Introduction: So you think you’re ready to care for a Pokemon. Pokemon are magnificent creatures, more powerful and intelligent than regular animals. Each one has its own specific needs and abilities. Some Pokemon are small and gentle, perfect as household pets. Others are incredibly dangerous and powerful and require a trainer who has years of experience. The Pokemon that is right for you could be any of these. Why take advice from me? Well, as a former champion of the Hoenn league, a coordinator, breeder, and collector, I think I’ve got enough experience under my belt. I’ve worked with most species of Pokemon at some time or another, and I’ve been around the block a few times. You can trust me to tell you which Pokemon would make good pets for small children, and which Pokemon would be more comfortable in the battling arena. Each Pokemon has its own health, food, and housing needs. You have to have someone to show you the way, give you the info you need to make sure your Pokemon is happy and healthy. I can be that person. Remember, however long your journey with your Pokemon lasts, and whether it be a journey across continents or a journey around town, your Pokemon is a loyal companion, who will love and protect you, if you’re willing to do the same. Pleasant journeys!
    - Evelyn “Gambler” Porter

    First Pokemon: For those of you first getting started on their life long adventure with Pokemon, you’ll want a Pokemon that’s less work, safer to be around, and requires less experience than some of the more powerful Pokemon. Also, if you’re busy and want a Pokemon that’s easier to take care of, then you’ll want to take a look at this section as well. Many of the following are Normal Type, as when elemental powers become involved, things require a lot more care. While all Pokemon are dangerous to a degree, these are all much less likely to injure or permanently disfigure you.


    Rattata

    Size: 6” at the shoulder, 1’ long including the tail, 7.7 pounds

    Native Habitat: Common in Kanto and Johto, rarer in Sinnoh, but still able to be found without too much trouble.

    Behavior: Rattata are very nervous creatures and aren’t as affectionate as many other Pokemon. When you first get yours, please realize that they aren’t used to being handled at first. It may take a while to condition them to being held. If you over do it, they can and will bite or scratch you. It is inadvisable to let them play with larger Pokemon, as they are a common prey animal for many predators. Your Rattata will never be as intelligent or loyal as a larger Pokemon, but they are fairly easy to care for and they can be rewarding as pets. While I’ve never been a fan of Rattata, a friend of mine had his from the time he was very young. While he didn’t battle with it often, it eventually evolved into a Raticate and became one of the strongest Pokemon on his team. Remember, Rattata should be kept away from children under eight years old, as they may be unable to fight the temptation to pull its tail, which is likely to result in them being bitten.

    Food: Like rats and mice, Rattata will eat almost anything. However, they are healthiest when fed on a diet of grains and berries. Rattata may occasionally enjoy table scraps, but be careful not to overdo it. Lastly, Rattata will need something to chew on, to wear down their constantly growing teeth. A simple piece of wood will work, but be sure that it’s sanded so Rattata won’t get hurt by splinters and that there are no pesticides on it.

    Housing: For their own wellbeing, it is suggested that Rattata normally be kept in a good sized cage with a closed top. The cage should be a minimum of 6’X6’ for each Rattata, to allow the Rattata room to move around and play. Make sure that there are no cracks or gaps in the cage as Rattata are adept at finding ways to get through even the smallest imperfections in their enclosures.

    Other Tips: Wild Rattata and those obtained at questionable Pokemon supply stores may carry diseases. Be aware that if your new pet/companion has watery eyes, a mucus-covered nose, or blood in their urine or stool, that they might be carrying dangerous pathogens. Take them to a Pokemon Center straight away. I would also advise against evolving Ratatta if you do not plan to use it for competitive battling. Raticate are much more aggressive, require more space and exercise, and live longer. An unevolved Rattata will live up to ten years if taken care of well, and a Raticate may live twice as long.


    Meowth

    Size: 6” at the shoulder standing on four legs, 1’ standing on hind legs, 1’04” long including tail, 9.3 pounds

    Native Habitat: Common in Kanto and Johto, introduced into Sinnoh

    Behavior: Meowth are normally very quiet and easy going, making them excellent first Pokemon for children and a good choice for someone living somewhere with limited space. They are independent, not needing too much care, but are still welcome to affection from their owners. They are naturally nocturnal, but will become diurnal once exposed to humans for a few months. It should be noted that they can injure and kill small Pokemon such as Rattata or Pidgey, though this behavior can be trained out of them with some difficulty. They can be taught to use a litter box, just like cats, though they prefer that it be hidden very well. Meowth are also much more intelligent than the average cat. They can understand human speech and will respond to commands (if they’re in the mood to, of course). They have an unfortunate habit of stealing shiny things, but supplying them with a few small coins, candy wrappers, and even costume jewelry should satisfy their hoarding instinct for the most part. Meowth are very jealous creatures, and if you plan on having multiple Pokemon, you should get them at the same time, so that Meowth will be used to them. If new babies (or significant others for that matter) are brought into the house, make sure your Meowth gets extra attention, so it won’t feel left out.

    Food: Meowth are carnivorous and should mainly be fed Pokemon food specifically designed for carnivorous Pokemon. As a treat, they enjoy pieces of chicken, turkey, and tuna, but giving them red meats should be avoided. Though they are primarily predators, Meowth will occasionally eat fruits to add other kinds of nutrients to their diet.

    Housing: A Meowth can be allowed free roam of your home or apartment, as long as you’ve carefully hidden anything shiny that might catch their eye. If you have a yard or large property, Meowth can be let outside without too much worry for their safety. Unlike common house cats, Meowth is fairly adept at fighting off dogs and other much larger Pokemon and animals.

    Other Tips: Meowth are very tame and are unlikely to bite or scratch, unless they are harassed for too long. Their evolution, however, is a different story. Persian is a much bigger Pokemon and is commonly used for contests and street battling. It is common for Persian to accidentally injure their trainers because they are unused to their own size. A Meowth will live for twenty to twenty five years if left unevolved; a Persian can live from thirty five to forty.


    Eevee

    Size: 8” tall at the shoulder, 1’ long including their tail, 14.3 pounds

    Native Habitat: Very rare in the wild, they can be found in one or two places in Kanto, and a small population has been introduced into Sinnoh, but for the most part they are found through breeders and stores.

    Behavior: In my opinion, Eevee is the best Pokemon for first time owners. They are common enough as pets that it is easy to find medical care and food for them, they’re highly affectionate, yet low maintenance, and until they evolve, they’re only about as strong as a large dog. Eevee shares characteristics with both cats and dogs. It seems to have the best features of both. Eevee can be litter box trained, or taken for walks, and it can pick up commands very quickly. Young children often amuse themselves by teaching their Eevee tricks. I would also suggest that an Eevee be gifted to any child that shows an interest in becoming a trainer. Eevee will help them learn to train and care for Pokemon, but won’t be able to injure them. Eevee can bite their trainers, but not with any more force than a cat or small dog. If you later decide to go into competitive battling, evolving your Eevee will be a necessity, but the stones for their evolutions are easily found at many stores, if slightly on the expensive side. Note that two of Eevee’s evolutions, Umbreon and Espeon, are spontaneous and require no stones. If you do not wish for your Eevee to evolve, you can simply tell them this; Eevee are thought to be as intelligent as a seven or eight year old child.

    Food: True to their vulpine appearance, Eevee are omnivorous. There are many Eevee food mixes sold at Pokemon stores, but these mixes are usually generic carnivore diets with a picture of an Eevee slapped on the bag. While it’s alright to feed them these, you should supplement their diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Each Eevee has its own preferences, but a common favorite is apples.

    Housing: Eevee is incredibly affectionate, and while they should be allowed outside to play when they need exercise, it is important that they spend the majority of their time around their human family. Eevee enjoy sleeping with their owners and will make decent guard Pokemon, if only because their growl sounds very threatening. Eevee are also very curious, and will try to wiggle into small spaces to explore. Make sure to keep an eye on your Eevee, so that it won’t get into trouble.

    Other Tips: Eevee need plenty of exercise to be happy and should be played with and taken for walks regularly. Unlike a dog, Eevee do not need leashes, and to my knowledge there is no area that enforces Pokemon leash laws. Eevee also need to be brushed frequently, as their long fur can become matted and filled with vegetation and dirt. Though they may seem very cat-like, Eevee actually enjoy the water to a certain degree. They cannot swim, however, and shouldn’t be placed in water higher than their head. Eevee will live for up to thirty years, and it can live longer depending on what it’s evolved into. There has been a recorded case of an Umbreon reaching sixty three!


    Caterpie

    Size: 5” tall, 1’ long, 6.4 pounds

    Native Habitat: Common in Kanto and Johto, very rare in Sinnoh and Unova.

    Behavior: In all honesty, Caterpie is not a very exciting Pokemon. Their intelligence is about the same as a chihuhua’s, meaning that they can understand a few basic commands, and can recognize their owners. Caterpie doesn’t require much attention, or much of anything at all. Caterpie will be content to sit around all day eating leaves and making nests for itself out of the webbing it produces. Most children will be bored with it and the Caterpie will end up sitting in a back corner. However, that isn’t to say that Caterpie is a bad Pokemon. If you are interested in becoming a trainer, Caterpie isn’t a bad choice to have on a starting team. If trained on a regular basis, it will eventually evolve into Butterfree. While not the strongest Pokemon, Butterfree is a fair choice on any team if used correctly, and it doesn’t take much battling for Caterpie to evolve. Note that Caterpie doesn’t really like being played with, but if you have a small child, it certainly won’t hurt it for it to be included in tea parties and the like. Just make sure that Caterpie is comfortable around every member of your family, including other Pokemon, as when they are frightened, they can release a truly horrible smell from the antennae on their head.

    Food: Caterpie eats almost nothing but leaves and flowers (its favorite being the Vermillion flower, which is easy to obtain if you live in central Kanto). They may also occasionally eat fruit, but it’s not necessary for them to eat any.

    Housing: Caterpie should be kept in a tank (an aquarium tank with some rocks and things would be fine) at least a few feet wide and long. Caterpie doesn’t need very much space, as long as it can move around to adjust its silk spinning. When there are people around, it can be taken out and left on a couch or lap. It probably won’t move from that spot very much if you give it a pile of leaves.

    Other Tips: Caterpie is incredibly low maintenance, but this is one Pokemon I would advise that you evolve. In its unevolved state, Caterpie only lives a couple years. Even if you don’t have the necessary space to take care of a Butterfree, you should at least allow Caterpie to evolve into a Metapod, extending its lifespan by a decade. Metapod is even easier to take care of than Caterpie (see below).


    Metapod

    Size: 2’04” long, 8” wide at the widest point, 21.8 pounds

    Native Habitat: Can be found in Kanto and Johto, though it’s harder to find than Caterpie. It can rarely be found in the White Forest area of Unova.

    Behavior: While Metapod can technically move, it almost never will; if threatened it will simply harden its shell. Any children or small Pokemon you have will almost certainly be unable to hurt it, unless they take a flamethrower to it. Metapod will mostly just sit wherever you put it. They are more intelligent than Caterpie, but by how much it isn’t known. If you go out for a few hours, your Metapod would probably appreciate being left on the couch with the TV on.

    Food: Metapod doesn’t have a mouth and doesn’t require food. You can occasionally dribble a few drops of water on its shell, which it will absorb.

    Housing: You can keep Metapod in the tank you had it in as a Caterpie, leave it on a soft surface, or even let it sleep with you. Metapod won’t get into any trouble, and may even appreciate being covered up with a blanket occasionally. It’s bigger than Caterpie, but even in apartments where Pokemon aren’t allowed, the apartment manager will probably not mind your Metapod, since they don’t eat or excrete waste and can’t damage the furniture, walls, and floor.

    Other Tips: If you choose to evolve your Metapod, make sure you have enough room and experience to keep its evolved form, Butterfree. Butterfree is not a beginner’s Pokemon, as it can actually be somewhat dangerous and requires a lot of care. Metapod can live up to fifteen years if kept healthy and happy.

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    Featured Gym Leader Interview Q&A
    By Pman

    (This Interview was skipped in the last issue, and maybe outdated, just a little)

    HiPS of Trovita Gym


    This week I bring you another Orange League Gym. This leader is well respected in the community and has been around for quite a while. I took an unusual approach to this interview, I interviewed first through battle. This meant that I had to challenge Trovita Gym.

    I expected to get rolled up and tossed aside but apparently I’ve been improving. I learnt several things, as I’m sure did leader Hide in Plain Sight. Apparently a life orb Metagross can use magnet rise then spam earthquake a defeat a Metagross that doesn’t hold a life orb and spams Hammer Arm. It was a good battle and HiPS only lost that one due to items.

    We also learnt that Life Orb Alakazam can 2HKO a Starmie, and apparently swagger isn’t reliable enough to stop the damage. There really was no way HiPS could have on that one with his current Starmie.

    This meant that I got the badge after two of the three battles, I’m obviously improving. Due to the fact I was in a lecture at the time of the battle, I didn’t get to interview him immediately, but began searching later that afternoon.

    I will say that the third battle would have been Scizor Vs Scizor, giving us steel, psychic and bug type battles. Every Pokémon in our battle had psychic as at least one of its types interestingly enough.

    I’ve also done some analysis on HiPS’s team. His water type (Empoleon) is weak to swamperts secondary type (ground), quite surprising given the proliferation of swampert in the URPG. Having said this, it is the perfect counter for someone using a Kingdra as kingdra cannot land a single attack that is even normally effective against Empoleon unless the kingdra got lucky on a Hidden Power roll..

    Before our battle, HiPS called his gym “the hard one to defend.” I cannot testify to the accuracy of this statement but it is the only gym where the challenger chooses half of the rules. HiPS also fails to take advantage of the fact that he can use different weathers for different battles, given that his gym is the 1v1 battles, the only 1v1’s fully evolved battles that pay in the URPG, and they effectively pay 1k each.

    If he had used rain for the psychic battle, he would have had more of a chance to exploit his Starmie, Hydro pump in the rain with Analytic, holding a life orb could be very dangerous, the rain would also have been useful if we had to go head to head, Scizor Vs Scizor, just in case my Scizor had HP fire, or worse yet, if I had sent Volcarona, although it did not. HiPS did not ask for my stats water would in no way weaken his Scizor. Perhaps the reason he didn’t go rain with our psychic type battle is he didn’t look at my stats, I have no psychic Pokémon that could benefit from the rain.

    HiPS ground type, Swampert is a rather good choice at it allows him to use surf on other ground types, hitting super effective against most of them. His biggest problem however is he is srtuck with a single Pokémon and the challenger can just pick the best legal counter to that Pokémon, or if that fails, the same Pokémon. That is, when HiPS picked his gym line up, he nominated which Pokémon he would use for each type, the challenger does not have this restriction, if he has a ludicolo and a Swampert for instance, he can pick the swampert over the ludicolo because ground can hit super effective, HiPS cannot simply put out something that would counter the swampert for himself.

    HiPS sasy that his predilection for steel Pokémon comes from how useful they are in defence, and the fact that they aren’t often coming up against Pokémon who can land super effective hits on them easily.

    HiPS informed me that his favourite type is fighting, having liked it from gen 1, he says, “the introduction of Infernape, Lucario and Gallade in Generation IV pushed Fighting ahead of Fire on my favorites list.”

    HiPS is a former Dojo master, this makes him relatively new to the URPG, something that really surprised me, he battles with some flare and isn’t afraid to use status to reach his goal.

    His most memorable gym battle was against, well, he thought for a long while on this one so I’ll leave you hanging, till now, his favourite is actually a dojo battle; he was defending the fighting Dojo and Ash K. Who was Dragon dojo leader at the time and now leads Opelucid, was swept by HiPS’s Infernape. Two crits from stone edge didn’t hurt though. The big move in that battle however was the infernape taking down a Gallade.

    His favourite legendary is reportedly mewtwo, for nostalgic reason, back when he was a kid, he put his mewtwo from Red, Blue and Yellow on one cartridge and smashed his friends with them. Mewtwo also has his favourite backstory, being created by a bunch of humans.

    From the point of view concerning games backstory however, he does prefer darkrai slightly.

    HiPS is a regular college student outside of the uRPG, so he spends most of his time trying to fit work around a social life and his hobbies, which “include golf and rugby.” He is also the head of BMG’s (not URPG) RP section, which apparently isn’t too much work as there isn’t much in the way of heated debate etc there. Once in a while he does have to look into things but not that often.

    Once again, the orange league awaits your challenge, as do the other gym leagues in the URPG.

    Featured Gym Leader Interview Q&A
    By The pokemaster


    So, as my new editor shouted out to people, I quickly snatched up the opportunity to take up the role of interviewing a Gym Leader, and I was pointed straight to one man. A man, and his Rhyperior. So, this week, I'm interviewing none other than the URPG's Rock Fanatic, Ayotui, long-time Rock type Gym Leader.

    Ayotui is currently the Gym Leader at Rustboro, one of the URPG's three Rock gyms. He has a fairly good record for his gym, and is one of the few Rock type leaders to hold it positive for a long amount of time. His record currently stands at twenty-two wins, to nineteen losses.

    Ayotui has been a rock type gym leader for nearly two years, which is an impressive feat. He started off owning the Oreburgh gym, and didn't even really aim to get it. A position opened up, and on a random whim, he applied, and to his surprise, he got the job. He told me that his love for rock types inspired him to apply, and so, he's been leading rock type gyms ever since, jumping from Oreburgh to Rustboro, which he currently holds.

    So I asked him if he rememebered all the way back to his first time defending his gym, and he said that all he could recall was that one of his first battles was against Haze, as he told me, "I don't think I managed to even hurt one of his 'mons." But we all have to start somewhere, so no-one can really blame him.

    One other person's name did come up, and that was Morru Magnum. According to Ayotui, Morru Magnum has challenged his gym a total of six times, and has yet to come out with a win, and he said that "it's kinda cute though." However, in his most recent battle, Ayotui admitted that he had to resort to hax to win, so perhaps seven won't prove lucky for him. We'll just have to wait and see.

    So I opted to ask him about his starter, and his favourite Pokemon, Rhyperior. Surprisingly, before joining the URPG, Ayotui never liked Rhyperior. But when he wanted to sign up, instead of spending a large amount of time on choosing, or picking one of the more common choices, he simply chose a Rhyhorn, purely for the reason that it was in his party on the Pokemon game he was playing. But after getting into a few battles with it, he started to realise how good it was, and kept using it for it's ability to win him battles, and "... plus its defence's are awesome." He started to grow on Rhyperior, and it quickly became a staple on his team.

    So that's all for the interviews this week. And just remember guys; Why do we like rock types? Because they rock.

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    Pokemon Of The Week
    Randomly rolled by Gmandiddy

    In every issue of the URPG Times, I will randomly choose a "Pokémon Of The Week". If you're a member of the URPG, and you happen to have that Pokémon, you will win $1,000! Just reply to this thread to claim your money! It's that simple!









    Think you know those Pokémon? That's right! It's Kingdra! All of you owners of these unusual critters just reply to this thread to claim your $1,000!


    Roleplayer Of The Week
    By WinterVines


    The Role Player of the Week this time is Opossumguy. He just finished a run in the Woods, nabbing a Mankey and a Venonat. It's a good example of a first-timer into the Park. You can definitely tell how his posts improved as he went. He didn't finish the whole thing, choosing to leave early after just catching the two, but it's still a good lead. If you've never been to the Park and don't know how to start, check it out. Opossumguy, you get to claim your $1,500.

    Story Of The Week
    By Buoysel

    It looks like we have two stories for these two weeks, and whaddaya know? They're both SWC entries. Even more of a plus for them, I guess.

    Firstly, we'll have Dog of Hellsing's You Have Been Warned. It's a generally creepy story about a Litwick who has possessed a Porygon, but it got trapped in the main character's laptop. The Litwick scares the f**k out of the main character and there's a point towards the end where she dies due to the possession of Litwick. What a cheerful story! Dog of Hellsing is well-versed in her creepypastas and is able to write stories based on them which are both brilliantly mindf**king and nightmare-inducing. Have fun with your 1,500 Pokédollars for writing such creepy crap!

    Second, we have Kai-Mei's Ingrained. It's a story about Leaf who's coming to terms with her Venusaur dying as a freak accident during the battle for championship against rival Red. Her Venusaur dies because of its Ingrain attack being mixed with Charizard's Toxic, so Ingrain absorbed the toxins and although it shouldn't have been affected, it was due to its grass-typing which was apparently a one in a million chance. A touching story about grief and trying to deal with the loss of a loved one, Kai-Mei wrote a story attempting to capture a Litwick and Bulbasaur. 1,500 Pokédollars goes to Kai-Mei for writing this story.

    Closing Comment

    Hope you enjoyed this issue. See you all in two more weeks. :D

    Also, I will post wages in the URPG Times HQ after I have spoken to Ataro.
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    Getting 1000 from owning a Kingdra.
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    Claiming 1.5k for mah story lol.

    Can you believe I'm planning ANOTHER one? :3

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    1k for Kingdra, great job Gman and everyone who contributed. I'll try to have an article in there next time, I just didn't have the time this week.

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    Claiming 9K for buying dat Slowpoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GliscorMan View Post
    Claiming 9K for buying dat Slowpoke.

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    You don't claim any money lol.

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    Oh, wow. Claiming 1K for Kingdra and 1.5K for story of the week, apparently... ^.^

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