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General Rules

on Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Hello! Welcome to Pokemon Turmoil! A Pokemon RP based mostly on the anime world that allows for a large creative freedom for your characters! Of course, with the freedom, some rules have to be made. We ask that you follow these rules very seriously, as breaking them could have some serious consequences depending on the severity of your actions.

1. Please act respectfully to everyone on this board. Any derogatory comments or discrimination based on one's gender identity, sexuality, religion, race, etc., will not be tolerated. This is one of the more serious acts we were talking about. If you can't commit to not being an asshole, then this isn't the board for you.

2. Try to keep most things here PG-13. Pokemon is a series mostly based towards kids and there's the possibility we could have a 13-year-old pop by. Also, some people might just be uncomfortable with some stuff. We aren't going to get mad at you for using cuss words or if your characters become intimate, just make sure it's not excessive and if characters do have sex, fade to black before it happens.

3. We expect you to have a basic understanding of English. It doesn't have to be your first language and we're aren't going to get mad over grammar and spelling mistakes unless they are overly excessive. Write to the best of your ability.

4. Having your character use OOC knowledge or godmodding is a big no-no. For those of you who don't know what that is, OOC knowledge is when your character knows something they shouldn't normally know. Like what Pokemon a Gym Leader has even though this is the first time they've even seen each other. Godmodding is taking control of another player's character during roleplay. For example, "Debbie's Poliwrath used Scald and hit Gertrude's Bastiodon right in the face."

You see the problem here? Member A had their character's Pokemon use a strong move against Member B's Pokemon and stated that it hit before Member B could react. This isn't fair because you have just controlled a character that isn't yours.

A better way to write this would be: "Use Scald, Poliwrath!' Debbie commanded. A hot jet of water streamed out of Poliwrath towards Gerturde's Bastiodon."

"Brace yourself, Bastiodon!' Gertrude cried. The Shield Pokemon stood it's ground as the burning water hit its face. After the water had subsided, both trainers would notice Bastiodon was still standing. 'Fight back with Stone Edge!' Bastiodon's trainer commanded. The Pokemon summoned large rocks out of the ground that came flying at the opposing Poliwrath."

You see? Not only does it give the other player a fair chance to have their Pokemon react to the attack, but it makes it more fun as now the other player can have their Pokemon counter this attack. Godmodding can also occur when you don't allow your character's Pokemon to get hit. Even if they are fast, if the Pokemon is dodging literally every attack thrown at it, we are going to have a problem.

5. Battling is the traditional turn-based fighting found in most RPs. Of course, it's more simple than, "Combusken used Ember." Since this follows the anime more, you can battle like the characters in the anime do. Using moves differently than they are traditionally used. Allowing your Pokemon to dodge attacks. The fun stuff! Of course, we ask that you don't get overly OP with this. Yes, your character can have a Pokemon with crazy speed and evasion, but it doesn't mean that it's never going to get hit. My advice is to talk to the other player to see how you want the battle to go.

6. Please do not just have your character walk into a gym or contest hall without informing the staff first. Contests can only be participated in when one is going on, and Gym Battles need to be arranged in advance so we can have a staff member control them. There are similar rules with the Elite 4 and Champion. Only those who win the Verbena Conference when it is going on may challenge them after the tournament is finished. Again, don't just walk in there, inform us before so we can arrange everything for you.

7. Certain Pokemon are not available. Legendary Pokemon cannot be captured under normal circumstances. They are tied to events that need certain requirements to be met by a character before capturing one. This isn't going to happen for a while, so don't even try right now. There are three banned legendaries that will never be allowed to be attainable in the RP. They are Arceus, Mew, and Mewtwo. Please don't argue or ask for these Pokemon.

Pokemon that normally evolve through trade no longer need to be traded for them to evolve. They can be evolved through training like all Pokemon, or if they evolve using a certain item, then having your character use that item on the Pokemon will cause it to evolve. The only Pokemon that evolve through trading is Shelmet and Karrablast because they only evolve when you trade one with the other.

Encountering wild Pokemon is going to be common. You can either have a staff member roll a Pokemon for an encounter, or you could have a Pokemon show up in the area as long as it makes sense. Having your character catch it or not is up to you.

These are all the rules currently. More may be added if necessary. We again ask that you follow these and hope you enjoy your time here at Pokemon Turmoil!
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