I'm currently revisiting my old favorite setting for pokemon fanfics, Medieval times. But I've come into the issue of weapons being used on pokemon. I want the creatures to be a bit more mystical and not captured often. Sometimes they are even killed because they are still monsters and attack humans. I'm not sure how to balance weapons though.
I was thinking use defense and special defense as basis for hard hard the weapons hit, but then only magic would be special and Mages are VERY rare. There's only two in the entire kingdom. Then I thought bows, but still those are jsut ranged physical attacks.
I will break this down. The three main characters: Jason, Elizibeth, and Tyler use different weapons. Jason uses a Greatsword and a Long Bow. Elizibeth has knives and a kasurigama, yes odd weapon for medieval, but i got an excuse. Tyler uses dual axes and claws.
I sort of also used DnD to help with classes to determine how they fight. Jason is a Ranger, but with the melee skill of a fighter, Elizibeth is a rogue, and Tyler is a beserker/barbarian ((I say beserker because he doesn't hit as hard as he does fast.))