Pokémon: The Return of Team Galactic (PG)- Sign Up Thread
Sign Ups Officially CLOSED!
I had previously done this RPG on SPPf, but it never really finished, so I hope it can on BMGf! I'll definitely be more active here.
Plot: It all happened 1 year ago. Lucas, a Pokemon trainer striving to be the best in Sinnoh and his sister, Dawn, striving to be the best Sinnoh coordinater, took down Team Galactic. This event took place at Spear Pillar when the leader of Team Galactic, Cyrus, used his 2 Red Chains to summon both Dialga, the governor of time, and Palkia, the governor of space. Looker, a member of the International Police and Cynthia, the current Sinnoh Champion, were there to help. Former commanders, Mars and Jupiter, were there to help Cyrus. Things went wrong when a black hole appeared from the ground between Cyrus and the two Pokemon, Dialga and Palkia. From the black hole, Giratina had appeared. Giratina roams around as the only Pokemon in the Distortion World. The Distortion World is a place parallel to the human and Pokemon world. Giratina pulls Cyrus into the Distortion World and then Lucas, Dawn, Looker and Cynthia go on in. When they found Cyrus, Lucas and Dawn battled, and beat Cyrus. Giratina makes the realization not to stay mad since Cyrus will just stay in the Distortion World. Dialga and Palkia then go back to their respective dimensions.
But, that is what happened a year ago. Now, Cyrus is at the Distortion World, Mars and Jupiter are good girls now, Charon is arrested because of his actions at Stark Mountain, but people have reason to believe that Saturn will recreate Team Galactic although no one has seen him. Most people think that Team Galactic is gone forever; others believe that Team Galactic joined forces with other evil organizations, but Looker, Cynthia and Rowan all have reason to believe that Saturn has recreated Team Galactic. They do not know their current intentions now though. The three of them fear that Team Galactic has the same plan for a new world that involves a Pokemon far stronger than Dialga or Palkia. Cynthia is not accepting any Pokemon battles right now for people to steal her title of Sinnoh Champion until all of this is resolved.
Now, you are probably wondering where you come in. Well, Rowan is expecting new people to come for your starter Pokemon and so you guys can begin your journeys. Now that Lucas and Dawn are in a new region, they cannot help so these new people should help. You guys are to report to his lab in Sandgem Town at the Sinnoh Region to retrieve your starter Pokemon.
(Be sure to know what you are doing with your characters. Try to have your character(s) stick with other RPGers. Also, the events of this RPG take place in the year 2010 because it takes place after Platinum, which was released internationally in 2009. By the end, we'd be in the year 2013, so it lasts from 2010-2013.)
1. We are required to abide by all of the BMGf rules that relating to RPGs.
2. Under no circumstances can you argue with me, although you may point out mistakes NICELY.
3. You’ve got to stay active! I’m taking a lot of time to do this so don’t be rude by not being active! It’s a different story if you have a midterm in school or something, so arrange for someone to take over if something like that happens.
4. The RPG is rated PG so let’s keep it like that. No extreme violence or anything like that.
5. Don’t flame other members and don’t be an annoying troll.
6. Check the first post for some answers before asking questions.
7. Reply to VMs/PMs myself or other members of the RPG send you, especially if they are asking a question. It's rude if someone asks you a question and you don't reply.
7. Have fun!!
Sign Up Thread Rules:
1. Your Sign Ups are expected be up to par with what my criteria is expecting.
2. If this is your first RPG, you can Sign Up especially if it turns out to be good.
3. If you know that you won’t be active, I recommend that you not Sign-Up.
4. I’ll give you some chances if you mess up, especially if it is minor.
5. Reserves will last for exactly one month although I might extend it if there are 2 Sign Ups to be made.
6. Please don’t take forever. Sign Ups are not life projects. It could easily take you 2- 3 hours maximum if you put in the time.
7. Don’t tell people if something is wrong with their Sign Ups unless if you are the mod, me or my Co-GM. (Which I don’t have)
8. Don’t argue with me about the qualifications containing the Sign Up. It’s MY RPG which pretty much has the qualifications that the BMGf RPG staff is looking for.
9. Don’t say that you’ll reserve, log off and never come back on BMGf or just not post in the RPG. Also, reply to VMs and Pms from the people in the RPG.
10. It is recommended that you type the Sign Up on a word processor like Microsoft Word so you can check for grammatical mistakes and it makes life easier for you.
11. Your Sign Up must have great usage of punctuation marks, capitalization, etc.
RPG Thread Rules:
1. Only the accepted members, mods giving warnings (which should not happen) and I are allowed to post in the RPG Thread.
2. You are expected to stay active and post in the RPG contributing posts.
3. Your posts are expected to have great usage of punctuation marks, capitalization, etc.
4. Your Pokemon should not be too powerful early on unless if they are fully evolved Pokemon caught when you have 6 badges or something. Egg moves are allowed.
5. If you have 2 characters, they don't have to travel together, but please don't ignore one.
6. OOC (out of character) posts can be posted in the RPG thread although you must also have a post for the RPG as well.
7. Please don’t make your characters feel like a master. Try and make them lose at least 1 gym/a bunch of contests. (One coordinater will win the Jubilife Contest, 1st contest location)
8. Don’t bash other character’s posts. Only the mods and I can post about posts that an RPGer makes if it does not fit the standards.
9. Bunnying is only allowed if the person whose character(s) you want to bunny allows it.
10. Have fun!
About Gyms and the Sinnoh League:
The eight Sinnoh Region gyms are located in their game locations in that they are in the games. Their teams can be reasonable Pokémon that are not their DPPt teams although you can’t do something like Volkner having Raikou. Their amount of Pokemon should be reasonable too.
Gym battles can be multiple posts to hold suspense and there is no maximum requirement of posts, but please make it reasonable. You can have your rival or character beat a gym leader easily like Paul did with Maylene and Ash with Wake, but don’t make it frequent and early on.
Now, with the league, there are a total of 32/64/128 (will decide when I see how many trainers and rivals people will have) entrants in the Sinnoh League which is in the same location as in DPPt, north of Sunyshore City. We'll have to agree on what rank we want people to get in the Sinnoh League later. You can only have a maximum of 4 rivals each. The Elite 4 Members can appear throughout the course of Sinnoh and can battle some RPGers if they want and even appear more than once. After the Sinnoh League, we'll all regroup somewhere and the RPG will end.
About Contests and the Grand Festival:
Unlike the anime, there are 4 ribbons for each co ordinater to collect. The locations are:
Jubilife City (1st visit)
Floaroma Town (1st visit)
Hearthome City (1st visit)
Solaceon Town (1st visit)
Celestic Town (1st visit)
RPG- Only Towns (Made up although you’ve got to tell me the location and whatnot beforehand which should be reasonable and after Jubilife City. I don’t want RPGers flying all around Sinnoh for a contest.)
Anyone can enter a contest, though they must get a contest pass and ribbon case (which are available at every contest hall, for convenience purposes). The Grand Festival will be held at Valor Lakefront. Basically, after beating TG, we are taken to Sunyshore City for the final badge and go to Valor Lakefront for the Grand Festival (there can be some contests in between) and then head to Lily of the Valley Island for the Sinnoh League. Any more contests shall get covered by then. 32/64/128 (will decide later) people enter with 16/32/64 people advancing past the appeal stage with them being rivals, RPG characters and NPCs. Each coordinator has a maximum of 4 rivals each. After the Grand Festival, we go to the league and the RPG ends.
You can use the same Pokémon throughout an entire contest. There will also be Double Performance contests, namely at the Grand Festival. Jubilife wont be a double performance contest because it is the first one, though we will decide for the others later.
Team Galactic Appearances:
Team Galactic will be appearing quite a few times throughout the RPG. It's basically a free for all battle between us and the grunts/commanders. Here are their ONLY locations (with the Commander(s), if applicable):
Jubilife City (2nd visit) - 5 Grunts with 3 Zubats (15 Zubats in total). Looker appears afterwards and talks about Team Galactic.
Valley Windworks- Venus (Clefairy and Zubat) and Neptune (Riolu and Zubat) with 5 Grunts that have 3 Zubats each. Looker appears late.
Eterna City- A blue-haired man with a G on his shirt appears and looks at the statue of a Pokémon. (Arceus) No battling Team Galactic and the leader’s name is revealed later.
Veilstone City- Earth (Plusle, Minun and Golbat) 4 Grunts with 2 Golbats each. Everyone struggles but then, Looker shows up and helps out with his Pokemon.
Lake Valor- Uranus (Bronzor, Grotle and Golbat) 3 Grunts with 3 Golbats each. They capture Azelf. Looker appears late.
Lake Verity- Venus (Clefairy, Chansey and Golbat) and Neptune (Riolu, Prinplup and Golbat) with 4 grunts that have 2 Golbats and 1 Zubat each. We all lose. Looker appears late and Mesprit is captured.
Lake Acuity- Mercury (Magmar, Monferno and Golbat) and Earth (Plusle, Minun and Golbat) 3 Grunts with 2 Golbats each and 1 Zubat each. We get creamed. Uxie getting caught and Looker appearing late.
Fuego Ironworks- Team Galactic Leader ??? (Three shady Pokémon) We (including Cynthia) see Looker lose against the leader. The Leaders gets three Red Chains and leaves. (No battling. I’ll control Looker VS the Leader)
Spear Pillar- Mercury (Magmortar, Infernape and Golbat), Earth (Plusle, Minun and Golbat), Venus (Clefable, Blissey and Golbat), Neptune (Lucario, Empoleon and Golbat) and Uranus (Bronzong, Torterra and Golbat) Saturn (Alakazam, Toxicroak, Bronzong and Crobat) Looker and Cynthia battle Saturn. There are 5 commanders, so we'll organize who battles who later.
In the original, I had my characters battle the commanders and everyone else battles the grunts. I have changed that now, but if people don't mind, I could change it back. I just figured it would be more fair this way.
In the original, I had people make 2 characters, one a trainer and one a coordinater. Now, you have several options:
1. One person who is a trainer.
2. One person who is a coordinater.
3. One person who is both a trainer and co ordinater.
4. Two people who are trainers.
5. Two people who are coordinaters.
6. One person who is a trainer and one who is a coordinater.
7. Two people who do both.
Sign Up Criteria:
Name: (First Name. Middle & Last are optional)
Gender: (Male or Female)
Age: (At least 10)
Trainer/Coordinater: (Which occupation is your character? Say both for, well, both. Let's try not to have just a few trainers/coordinaters though.)
Hometown: (Anywhere, although if it’s not Sandgem Town you get there by some sort of transportation in one post)
Starting Pokémon: (Anything that is reasonable. Rowan only gives out Sinnoh Starters and even if you aren't getting one, you still have to go to him for the Pokédex & Poké Balls)
Appearance: (Character’s appearance)
Personality: (Character’s behavior)
History: (Character’s life story)
Pokémon Team at the End: (You don't have to fill this out. If you do, feel free to change your mind from what you put here in the future. Moves, Pokemon and when they are caught. They can be Generation V Pokémon and your Pokémon can use Generation V moves and stuff. Nothing from Generation VI though, sorry.)
Connection to other Character: (What’s the connection with both of your characters? Make it short and brief. Obviously, if you have just one character, leave this blank. You can make 2 characters who have never met before and could either meet during the RPG or practically never talk to each other.)
Other: (Anything else you'd like to share?)
RPG Sample: (It’s to see your RPG skills. The sample should be about the character getting ready by packing their things. It should be like you are making an RPG post. Just one is needed and it must have your character(s) in the one RPG sample which is why there is just one.)
If you have any questions regarding to your Sign Ups, take a look at both of my Sign Ups for some help. If you still have questions, you can ask.
My Sign Ups:
Hometown: Twinleaf Town, Sinnoh
Starting Pokémon: Piplup
Appearance: Zach is a relative strong white skinned boy. Zach’s height is about 4’5 which is a decently tall size for his age and make him decently sized although Zach is definitely taller than Caroline. His short hair, eye and eyebrow color all consist of the same color, brown. Zach’s face is free of any blemishes like pimples since those types of things are not too common for 10 year olds. He usually wears a short sleeved orange shirt a lot with a Piplup smiling on it. When it is colder, Zach wears a red hoodie over it that has a Piplup smiling on it. For pants, Zach always wears basic blue jeans without any holes or chains on it. Zach’s shoes are black and white with black laces too. Since Zach needs a belt for his Poké Ball, he usually wears a white belt wrapped around his jeans. The belt has a golden dragon on it and silver belt buckle. He carries a black single strap backpack on his bag, which holds other necessities, such as a change of clothes, Pokédex, his Sinnoh Handbook, etc.
Personality: Zach has a nice and caring personality evoking from him although he might be heading to the “cool person” personality. He likes to help people a lot and does not admit dark secrets too much. Zach’s not a crybaby as well so if he loses a gym battle or the Sinnoh League, chances are that he would not cry. He tends to blush a lot when Caroline starts embarrassing him and would get pretty shy. Most of the time, he doesn't like to show his love for her, especially in public, because he is shy about it. When she isn't embarrassing him, Zach is pretty social with other people and always offers to have battles with everyone.
History: Zach was born in Twinleaf Town of the humble Sinnoh Region. He has a sister named Stella who is a co ordinater traveling in Hoenn right now. Zach also has a brother named Josh who is traveling with Stella in Hoenn as well. Zach’s parents work at the Valley Windworks which leaves Zach home alone a lot although 99.9% of the time, Caroline is over. He entered Sandgem Town's Trainer School at age 4 and met quite a few new friends, who are all around his age. Zach became friends with Caroline at Trainer School when they were 5 years old and they have been best friends since then. Zach left Trainer’s School when he was 8 years old. He's very anxious to start his journey.
Pokémon Team at the End:
Empoleon (Starter-->Snowpoint City-->Pokémon League): Pound, Bubble, BubbleBeam, Peck, Metal Claw, Scald, Drill Peck, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump & Hydro Cannon
Magmortar (Route 202-->Hearthome City-->Sometime before League): Flamethrower, Thunder Punch, Mach Punch, Solar Beam, Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, Overheat
Roserade (Route 202-->Eterna City-->Sometime before League): Absorb, Water Sport, Bullet Seed, Magical Leaf, Mega Drain, Synthesis, Venoshock, GrassWhistle, Weather Ball, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Poison Jab
Staraptor (Floaroma Town-->Iron Island): Quick Attack, Wing Attack, Aerial Ace, Close Combat, Brave Bird
Electivire (Route 214-->Pastoria City-->Sometime before League): Thundershock, Quick Attack, Low Kick, Brick Break, Thunderbolt, Psychic, Focus Blast, Thunder, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Wild Charge & Cross Chop
Piloswine (Route 217-->Sunyshore City): Tackle, Mud Slap, Powder Snow, Dig, Mud Bomb, Ice Fang, Ice Beam
Connection to other Character: Best Friends (Secretly Boyfriend and Girlfriend)
Hometown: Twinleaf Town, Sinnoh
Starting Pokémon: Chimchar
Appearance: Caroline is a beautiful white skinned girl. She is approximately 4’3 but she definitely smaller than Zach. Like Zach, Caroline has her hair, eye and eyebrow color as brown. Caroline’s hair is long, reaching close to halfway down her back. Her face is free of any blemishes like pimples since those types of things probably are not too common in 10 year olds. Caroline usually wears a white spaghetti strap shirt that almost touches the top of her jeans, revealing a bit of her skin in between, and it is a little bit tight. She carries around a light brown jacket that has light brown fluff at the edges although it is usually just used for the cold weather. Like Zach, Caroline always wears basic blue jeans with no hole or chains in it. Caroline’s shoes are pink and white shoes with pink laces. Since Caroline needs a belt for her Poke Balls, she uses a pink belt wrapped around her jeans. The belt does make her jeans feel a bit tight on her near the top. The belt is glittery and has a gold belt buckle. She carries a pink backpack on her bag, which holds other necessities, such as a change of clothes and makeup.
Personality: Caroline’s personality is where she is really girly. Caroline hates getting dirty and she also hates getting wet (especially on her jeans) unless if she has her bathing suit on. Caroline also dislikes Bug-Type Pokemon so she really hates Eterna Forest. She would say “Eww!” at anything scary and hide behind Zach. Caroline is flirty, but only to Zach and it's clear that she has a major crush on him. Caroline is kind of a crybaby like if she loses a contest except for her first one since she is a beginner.
History: Caroline was born in Twinleaf Town located in the Sinnoh Region. Caroline has a brother named Kevin who does both contests and gym battles. He is traveling with Stella and Josh in the Hoenn Region. Like Zach’s parents, Caroline’s parents work at the Valley Windworks which leaves Caroline alone although she is usually “hanging out with her best friend who just so happens to be a boy”, as Kevin teases, and the boy is Zach. Caroline became best friends with Zach at Sandgem Town’s Trainer School when they were both 5 years old and then Caroline left the school at 8 years old. She became friends with the same people Zach met at trainer's school and is anxious about journeying around the Sinnoh Region.
Pokémon Team at the End:
Infernape (Starter-->Hearthome City-->Seashore Town (near Grand Festival)): Ember, Scratch, Flame Wheel, Mach Punch, Flamethrower, Acrobatics, Dig, Flare Blitz, Close Combat, ThunderPunch
Mismagius (Route 202-->Hearthome City): Psywave, Confuse Ray, Mean Look, Hex, Will-O-Wisp, Shadow Ball, Confusion, Magical Leaf, Thunderbolt
Cherrim (Eterna Forest-->Solaceon Town): Growth, Helping Hand, Leech Seed, Take Down, Sunny Day, Magical Leaf, Petal Dance, Solar Beam
Vaporeon (Hearthome City- as an Egg-->Celestic Town): Helping Hand, Sand Attack, Tackle, Bite, Quick Attack, Water Gun, Aurora Beam, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Iron Tail
Togekiss (Hearthome City- as an Egg-->Mr. Backlot's Mansion-->TG Finale): Sweet Kiss, Charm, Metronome, Double-Edge, Ancient Power, Follow-Me, Magical Leaf, Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Sky Attack, Fire Blast, Thunder Wave
Snorunt (Route 217): Powder Snow, Bite, Icy Wind, Ice Shard, Crunch
Connection to other Character:[/B] Best Friends (Secretly Boyfriend and Girlfriend)
RPG Sample: It was a sunny day at Twinleaf Town. Starlys were flying by, chirping melodically with one and other. This day was exceptionally special to two certain people living in Twinleaf Town. They are Zach & Caroline!
“Alright, let’s see what I have,” Zach remarked peeking into his black bag in his room. “Shirts check. Red hoodie check. Jeans check. Sinnoh Informational Guide check. And finally, Piplup-styled bathing suit check.”
Zach stood up and zippered up his bag and then put the bag on his back. A smile emanated onto Zach’s face as he flew out of his room, ready to start his journey. Zach almost even slipped going down the stairs, but retaliated and then bolted out saying. "See ya! I’m going to start my journey!”
“Don’t forget to get Caroline!” His mother yelled back.
“’Kay.” Zach replied back. I’d never think about forgetting Caroline!
“Now, let me see what I have,” An eager Caroline remarked looking into her pink bag in her room. “Shirts check. Jeans check. Jacket check. Chimchar-styled diary check. And finally, Chimchar- styled bathing suit check.
Caroline got up and zippered up her bag and put her bag on her back. Caroline giggled and ran out of her room but walked down the stairs.
“Mommy, I’m going to go and get Zach to start my journey.” Caroline said, waiting for a reply.
“OK. Now you two lovebirds have fun.” Her mom replied coming up the stairs from the living room.
Caroline’s mom is slightly overweight, but very nice. She has dirty blond hair which is pretty curly. She has on a green short sleeved shirt with a brown skirt. Caroline’s mom also has on a white apron for no apparent reason.
“Mommy, Zach and I are just best friends.” Caroline said although she could not help but blush and make slight giggles.
Caroline bolted out and then ran to Zach’s house, the wind rushing in her face. She wasn’t aware that Zach was running to her house while she was running to his house.
The two of them suddenly collided into each other and collapsed on the ground.
“Ow!” They cried out in unison, rubbing their heads.
“Oh. S-sorry, Zach. Want me to rub your head to make it feel better. I feel OK now.” Caroline remarked worriedly. Zach blushed. He stood up and quickly grabbed Caroline's hand to help her up.
“No, I’m fine. So, how's everything going? Ready to get your starter?" Zach asked as he just stared at her.
Caroline jumped it his arms, which shocked Zach. "Of course, though I have one question. How do I look, sweetie?" She got out of Zach's grip, much to his relief and spun around so he could get a full view.
Zach saw that Caroline was wearing a white spaghetti strap shirt that looked a bit tight and a bit short as it revealed a bit of her skin near the bottom, blue jeans with a pink belt that made it look a bit tight on her, pink and white shoes, her hair was down and she had on makeup. He thought about what to say and eventually responded, "You look very.....pre-pretty today, Caroline." He turned away right when he finished the sentence.
Caroline blushed, walked over to him and gave him a big hug from behind. She whispered, "Aww, you really think so? You're such a sweet gentleman. Haven't even been out here for like 2 minutes, so maybe next time I'll give you a kiss, Zachy poo." She then paused, still with her hands wrapped around him and gave him a kiss on the cheeks, which left a mark from the red lipstick. “Oops, couldn't help it Zachy poo. Expect many more during our journey.” She winked and continued walking.
Zach stood there, completely frozen from what just happened. In his mind, he said, “Geez, I can't believe she just did that! Man, I'm in for such a tough adventure!” He also felt that he peed his jeans a bit too! The wet patch was the size of a bowling ball, with the middle of it being his crotch area. His shirt only covered a bit of the top part. “Oh great,” Zach thought. “Caroline just made me pee my jeans too. Ugh, I hope no one notices.”
“Hey, come on Zach! Hurry up or I'll leave you behind!” Caroline called out. She had already almost reached out of Twinleaf Town and nearly entering Route 201.
Zach sighed and ran back up to her. When he caught up, they finally decided to enter Route 201.
They were heading out into the open region of Sinnoh. Many new adventures awaited them!
1. Torpoleon- Zach (Trainer with Piplup) & Caroline (Coordinater with Chimchar) Accepted!
2. Agent K- Kay/Agent K (Trainer with Piplup) Accepted!
3. Hollywood- Alison Finlay (Coordinator with Ralts) Accepted!
4. DracoMan- Carson Orr (Trainer with Riolu) Accepted!
3 Trainers & 2 Coordinators
On SPPf, we have Discussion Threads to talk about what we plan to do in the RPG, but I don't think those exist on BMGf. I guess we could just talk about it later in the SU Thread after the RPG has begun, in the RPG as OOC posts or over VM/PM.
So that's that! Have fun and let's try and finish this RPG!