Your starter pokemon will always be at level 5, if you start at a a different rank then you will get a different pokemon. Coordinators may get a pokemon from a lab, but also can get a different one due to different factors of their family pokemon and so on. Breeders usually run in families so they can have a different pokemon, usually of higher level. The ranks will be further introduced later.
Once you receive your first pokemon you can start battling and start the real journey.
A human who's goal is to capture and train pokemon for battle. They receive their first pokemon at level 5 and at the pokemon lab. They challenge arena leaders.
A human who's goal is to raise beautiful pokemon to compete in contests. They train their pokemon to learn the best moves for their nature and type. They don't have to get their pokemon from the lab but most do.
A human who raises and breeds pokemon to improve them. They often give away these eggs to worthy trainers. Often enough the younger breeders don't own any farms to breed these on and simply raise pokemon they catch. They may enter in battles, but that's not their ultimate goal.
Team Light Member:
Their purpose is to stop team dark. They want pokemon and humans to live in harmony and do anything in their power to try and stop the violence.
Team Dark Member:
Their purpose is to capture rare pokemon or cripple them if they're weak to show them their status in the world. They are cruel and hurtful and don't care about the pokemon's safety, only their power.
Any creature that is in the wild or tamed. They are caught by humans to battle or live in the wild. There are over 500 different types of them.
In each board you will find a sticky. In that sticky is a list of pokemon and if they're common, uncommon, rare, or extremely rare. There are at least 1- different species in each board. When you run into one a mod will be rping it. You battle it just like you normally would, by posting. The weaker the pokemon, the shorter the battle. At the end of each of the mod's post will be a number fraction. That represents it's health. When it gets low you should catch it.
After catching it, if you have 6 pokemon it should be sent to your pc. Just post in your pc after the match.
Receiving Your First Pokemon
When your application is accepted and you've made your bag/PC, then you may post in the pokemon lab board. A professor (there are 3 of them currently) will answer your post and give you one of twelve starters (from kanto, johto, hoenn, and sinnoh). After picking them you will be given PokeballX5, PotionX5, and a Pokedex. Then you can be on your way.
Receiving Pokemon From Certain Events
Some pokemon will only be available via special events. This includes Togepi, the baby form of Togekiss. These events help to get you all pokemon because some aren't available in the wild. This includes rares like Celebi and coveted like Eevees. These events will be announced one week in advance so it pays to stay active.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010 1:05:40 GMT -5 by ADMIN Mia
You may battle each other. This is how it works. In battles you may use how many pokemon you have and no level restrictions. You do a battle how you normally would, by rping. Do it fairly. Fire is stronger against grass and a level 50 charizard could make a level 5 squirtle faint. Mods will be making sure you do this, but sometimes they can't, so play nice so everyone enjoys this. You may use potions and berries in battle, and pokemon may use held items.
You gather extra experience points by winning or if you defeat a stronger pokemon. You get experience points either way though. How this will work is that you get 1 exp point for every word. You calculate it yourself. At the end of the battle you need to put at the end how many in all you received. Then you exchange those points for a level. To know how many experience points you need to level up you multiply the level of pokemon by 10. That's how many experience points they'll need to level up.
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2010 23:19:30 GMT -5 by ADMIN Mia
In this region you do double battles,, that means each gym has up to 6 pokemon, though most will likely only have 2-4. You battle normally like you would, but once your pokemon faints you can't say they woke up suddenly, unless you used revive on them. You may battle the gym leader again.
Contests are held once a month. There are three rounds and each trainer has a turn. You get to show how wonderfully you've raised your pokemon and how beautiful they are. Their moves count in this and the judges will be looking for good combos, or what looks nice together. One pokemon is used per round. At the end of the third round you battle against another member, but must use the right moves and keep the appeal up.
Sometimes there will be competitions. These can be anything from a battle to catching the right pokemon. The rules for this will be announced when they happen.