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Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: BEGIN! (p5)

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:01 pm
by Marilincarnation
Hey guys! Over in the “Most Played Games” thread, our new cultis—I mean, member @pepsibetsy talked about a Pokemon Gym Challenge that she and her old friends at GamesRadar had organized. A bunch of us thought it sounded cool, so I’m gonna do our own little version of it.

My idea involves using Pokemon Showdown (a very easy-to-use Pokemon battle simulator online), and splitting us up into Gym Leaders, Gym Trainers, and Challengers.

Gym Leaders are exactly what they sound like—they’re the boss of each Gym, and the final trainer to beat. The Leaders’ responsibilities will be to select a Gym Type, incorpórate a signature move for their party, decide what your badge is, and be the mastermind behind what their Gym Trainers will pack in their parties. I am going to say that each Gym needs a specific type (monotype-style, for you smogon-heads), and each Gym Leader needs a signature move for their whole party. Get creative.

Gym Trainers are the Gym Leader’s underlings. They’ll communicate with their Gym Leader via PM or social media to bring the Gym’s vision together. The biggest stipulation on being a Gym Trainer is that you must be inferior to the Gym Leader in some fashion—using pre-evolved Pokemon forms, worse EV’s, or slightly weaker moves (e.g. Ember instead of Flame Wheel). The stronger your Leader is as a battler/planner, the stronger you can become.

Challengers are the champs-in-the-making. You’re the ones who can take whatever Pokemon you want into the gyms to take on the Leaders and Trainers. We need lots of these to make this stuff fun.

Since our community is smaller and more tight-knit, I think everyone can simultaneously be a Leader, Trainer, and Challenger, but not everyone has to be all three if they don’t want to be. We’ll work out those logistics later, but I think it’s doable.



First of all, I need one thing from you: expressed interest. Please tell me if you want to participate, and then say additionally if you want to be a Gym Leader or Gym Trainer (Or both!)

1. Marilink - Both
2. RU - Leader
3. AJ - Trainer
4. IRHP - Leader
5. Dux - Both
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Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:07 pm
by Marilincarnation
Tagging those who expressed interest: @smol Kat @I REALLY HATE POKEMON! @Apollo the Just @Random User

Also people who like Pokemon @Scarecrow @March @glux @spooky scary bearatons @Heroine of the Dragon

Also random people for the heck of it @Calamity Panfan @DarkZero @Red @Dux is not you @I am nobody

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:17 pm
by Christmas PDN
I'll sign up for a spot as a Gym Leader.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:24 pm
by Apollo the Just
I wanna be a garbage water type gym trainer whose team is just 6 feebas

...but if that doesn't work I wanna be a gym trainer regardless.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:25 pm
by I am nobody
I love me some Pokemon, but I'm not much into the competitive meta. I'll pass.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:27 pm
by Apollo the Just
^ same which is why I'm only down with being a gym trainer. They're supposed to suck.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:33 pm
by Marilincarnation
I should have said this up front, but I don’t really envision this as a competitive meta event. Even if the Gym Leaders know what they’re doing in terms of EV’s and stuff, they’re still hamstrung by the need to use a signature move and all one type.

We could even so far as to ban held items for Gym Leaders, to stay extra-true to the game and make things even more accessible for Challengers.

Anyway, I think anyone will be able to challenge whenever without having to sign up in advance, so just keep us in mind, IAN.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 pm
by Marilincarnation
I just edited the sign-up to be Either Trainer or Leader. Anyone can challenge at any time, so there’s no need to sign up for that.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:30 pm
by Dux is not you
I'll be like Jasmine from Gold/Silver, the one gym leader who has no underlings.

And then I can be one of those random Cooltrainers or Bird Keepers or Blackbelts that blocks your way to the leader in someone else's gym.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:32 am
by Heroine of the Dragon
I'm the Fairy Gym Faerie. I'm handing out the Fairy Badge free to everyone who can name all the Fairy Mons. :lol: :p

Truly... I'd love to join but I can't dedicate any time for a couple of months as I'll be without internet for a week or so very soon, and a few more times again after that in the next few months (travelling). Thank you for the offer, though, ML!! :D

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:13 am
by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS!
Ghost Type Gym Leader sounds fun.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:13 am
by Marilincarnation
Heroine of the Dragon wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:32 am
I'm the Fairy Gym Faerie. I'm handing out the Fairy Badge free to everyone who can name all the Fairy Mons. :lol: :p

Truly... I'd love to join but I can't dedicate any time for a couple of months as I'll be without internet for a week or so very soon, and a few more times again after that in the next few months (travelling). Thank you for the offer, though, ML!! :D
Come and challenge anytime!

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:40 am
by glux
I'm assuming I'd have to be pretty active to do this?

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:51 am
by Marilincarnation
To be a leader/Trainer you wouldn’t have to necessarily be active, but it would be necessary to be available.

Or you could just challenge the Gyms at a later time with very little commitment.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 pm
by smol Kat
I'm down for whatever slot(s) is(are) needed. No preferences here!

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:57 pm
by Christmas PDN
Oop, if we're picking our types in the thread too, I'll put myself down for poison.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:41 pm
by March
I should be able to do this, assuming we don't start this week as I'm out of town. Could do leader or trainer.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 am
by Booyakasha
...I feel like I'd be some rando bug kid, at best. 'Hey, check out this rad Pokeyman I just caught!' Then we fight, and you kick the everlovin out of my sad little Weedle and Metapod. I give you all my money and go 'Oh no! I can't believe it! It turns out my Metapod wasn't the world-crushing god-tier juggernaut I thought it was! Fie! Fie! Curse the cruel gods that made this dark day!' or some such. My bug-catchin net droops with unimaginable sorrow as I gather my beaten monsters and trudge sombrely to the nearest PKMN Center. I cry lots.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:53 pm
by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS!
Boo would be a fun trainer to battle against just to see his post-battle dialogue.

Re: Pokemon Gyms of the Viggif Region: Sign-Ups

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:53 pm
by Booyakasha
brother and sister together we'll make it through
someday a spirit will lift you and take you there
i know you've been hurting but ive been there waitin to be there for you
and ill be there just helpin you out whenever i can

cause every butterfreeee to feel good
every butterfreeeeee to feel good

(*techno spasm*)