TRAINER: Name: Raleigh Trey Gender: Male Age: 18 Height: 5’ 11” Personality: Raleigh, Ral for short, is a very outgoing person. He can be smug and boastful at times, but once you get to know him, he is a nice person. He takes battles, even practice and skirmishes, very seriously.
Brief History: Ral is the son of a wealthy businessman, but some attribute his father's success to his grandfather's beginnings. The old man was a traveling Pokemon trainer, and eventually came to settle in Ladon. Ral was very close with his grandfather, and was urged into joining the League by him.
Ral was held back by his parents, until he turned eighteen and was allowed to make his own choices. By this point, his grandfather had passed away, but left many of his prized Pokemon and materials to Ral.
POKÉMON #1: Name: Temel Species: Grovyle Nature: Timid Characteristic: Very Finicky Ability: Overgrow Move Set: Giga Drain Dig Swords Dance Substitute Brief History: Temel was Raleigh's first given Pokemon. His grandfather told him he was a descendant of his first Pokemon. Temel has been with Ral for eight years now, but can't seem to evolve out of a Grovyle, even though he is well capable to. Misc.:Temel has a Plague Mask he uses in combat, but otherwise it is kept with Ral.
POKÉMON #2: Name: Yilmaz Species: Yanmega Nature: Rash Characteristic: Quick Tempered Ability: Speed Boost Move Set: Air Slash Bug Buzz Double Team AncientPower Brief History: Yilmaz is Raleigh's first caught Pokemon, and one of his strongest. He evolved a couple years ago, and has grown meaner from it. He is very protective of Raleigh, though. Misc.: Nothing
POKÉMON #3: Name: Goraz Species: Bastiodon Nature: Docile Characteristic: Capable of Taking Hits Ability: Sturdy Move Set: Avalanche Protect Metal Burst Heavy Slam Brief History: Goraz is an extremely old Bastiodon. Aside from being revived through a fossil, he was one of Ral's grandfather's Pokemon. Goraz was passed on to Ral when his owner and friend passed away. Misc.: Goraz is like an old wise man, giving advice and tactics to Ral.
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Meet the crew. Everything about them is right up there. Any questions, feel free to ask~!
EDIT: I updated move sets to make more sense.
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oh, liking the different approach at the medival look by giving him a sort of middle class fashion from the time, and nice team choices, particularly that yanmega, you got him to look so intimidating XD. it's also cool how his pokemon were passed down to him. plague mask in combat is not that bad of an idea either, as it helps cover his weakness to poison. some of the choices in moves are a bit questionable, but in the end it doesn't really matter since this won't be by the book game based. and AW YEAH FELLOW GOATEE MIDDLE AGED LADON -er !!
ah, sounds good, glad you did your looking up beforehand XD
heh, yes, and lol no, not why I'm criticizing, of course playing with only offensive moves is a sure fire way to find yourself in a corner, I'm talking about your choices in some of the offensive ones.
I wasn't going to originally go into this, but hey, so you don't misinterpret what moves I'm talking about and think I just want you to have a full offensive set (that's silly), lets elaborate on the moves, WHY NOT XD?
ENTER RANT ON POKEMON MOVES, BEWARE, IT GETS TECHNICAL,FEEL FREE TO SKIP
let's start with Grovyle
Giga drain and energy ball both is redundant on Grovyle, you should really only need 1 grass move coveragem, preferably just giga drain for grass coverage, then use the other move slot to put something that will hit a threat to grovyle, such as Earthquake to deal with those fire and ice types, substitute is good to stall so you can set up boosting moves behind a sub, but agility is pointless on grovyle when it's base speed is already so good, better to have swords dance to boost attack to very high levels
u turn on a yanmega with speed boost is counter productive, as you get rid of all your boosts every time you u turn out of there. U turn is great on yanmega, but only when it has the ability tinted lens. when you have a speed boost Yanmega, Bug buzz is a better bug move to use. Air slash is superior to wing attack in every way, supersonic has very iffy accuracy and can't be relied on consistently, and night slash has no point on Yanmega, most of what it hits super effective bug does too, and same weaknesses as Grovyle to fire and Ice, so HP ground could keep those in check
blizzard has very iffy accuracy, further hindered by bastiodons lack of speed for it to hit as well as low attack values. Metal burst is perfect for bastiodon and so is protect. Iron defense doesn't have much point, as the defenses are already sky high, the only reason would be if you had toxic on the bastiodon, so that way you could stall out poison damage on your enemies while you set up impentrable defenses.
Temel: I agree with the double-grass, but Swords Dance wouldn't help anything with Special Attacks. And Grovyle doesn't even learn Earthquake.
Yilmaz: I hadn't thought of the U-turn Speed Boost Nega-combo. I don't know which I'd change though. And Night Slash does allow for a couple more points of attack, and the +crit % is what I originally got it for.
Gorka: I didn't realize Blizzard was that... ineffective when I gave it to him. I still want to keep an ice-type on him, so I think I'm going with Avalanche, to use his lack of speed.
I actually structured their moveset and tactics to their personalities, and I wasn't thinking too technically, since, as you said, not all of the same rules apply to this group as they do to the game.
Temel: swords dance would help boost earthquakes power or another ground move that's psychical attacks, also gen 5 moves were individually broken up into psychical/special, and the signature leaf blade with the heightened crit ratio is physical. that's just a different way to run a grovyle though. also, since it's a grovyle an not a Sceptile, it can't learn earthquake, seems only sceptile can in the evolution line, the grovyle could learn dig though for the same ground coverage, which is basically what I just wanted to point out, but dig is eh. giga drain works for hp recovery, and it could be a special based grovyle, grovyle has offensive stats good on both sides and the speed to use them.
Yilmaz: why I brought up air slash, and since it's stab, it's got the boost + 30 % flinch, which can save yanmega at times since it's so frail sp def it can't take any hit really, flich odd raised is preferable over crit +, especially since night slash isn't stab, so it's doing only 2/3 as much as air slash anyway since it's not stab boosted, a crit is nice, but eh, the move slot could be put to better use
Gorla: yeah, the only way people use blizzard reliably if under the weather condition hail, as it has a 100% accuracy then. avalanche works better.
again, since this isn't in game, none of this matter, but yeah, just technical jumbo pointing out
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