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Roman was not originally Glenn's Pokemon but that of Glenn's boyfriend Elijah. When the two parted in the pursuit of business, Elijah and Glenn traded Pokemon to stay closer to each other. Roman has been in Glenn's care ever since and while its been a bumpy ride, Roman is fairly happy with the situation he's been given.
Roman is a headstrong Pokemon, taking the job of protecting and caring for Glenn above all else as seriously as possible. Roman is always ready for a fight, willing to go the hard way through a problem rather than think of an easier way around it. At the same time he's absolutely willing to listen to Glenn's orders if Glenn has a smarter way around something, which is usually how things turn out.
Dust the ♂ Absol
Dust That Settles On The Stone and Glenn first crossed paths in Quod Vorago while Glenn was searching for Litwick to research. Glenn instead was found by twisted Shadow Shuppets and Dust stepped in to aide Roman in protecting Glenn from these ruthless attackers. After successfully beating back the Shadow Pokemon and escaping a gnarled and cannibalistic Ghost ready to devour Glenn's soul, Dust introduced Glenn to the little family he had left. A restless night behind them, Dust escorted Glenn to where Glenn had left his boat but didn't say goodbye there. Instead he agreed to leave the island with Glenn, to see the world and continue to protect him.
Dust is a curious fellow whose curiousity is only matched by the great amount of bravery Dust contains. Always willing to jump headlong into a situation if someone is in danger, Dust is still young and naive to the ways of the world, especially the world outside of Quod Vorago. This is most seen in the interactions he tries to initate or the suddenness he's willing to drop into battle.
Spines met North in a berry garden behind North's house. North spent a year befriending Spines, talking to him for hours at a time and feeding him table scraps. At the end of it, Spines agreed to join North on his journey through life. It was then the original hashing of plans to expand and see the world were laid out. Since then they have been inseparable, with Spines almost always in North's arms or at least at his feet.
Spines is a firecracker and about as twice as powerful. While most of what Spines does is posturing, Spines has been known to act just as wild as he originally started life. He is not above roughly headbutting or biting people who get in his or North's way and is one of the first Pokemon in North's life to run headlong into battle, something North is rarely comfortable partaking in. Beyond all else and despite how wild Spines acts, Spines is insanely loyal to North and his wish to go on an adventure. He advocates for North above anything else and wants his dreams to come true and will do anything to ensure that.
Silver the ♀ Aron
Silver wasn't too keen on meeting North at first. His singing and the racket caused by the Carbink were unbarable! Spines' rude attitude almost started an all out brawl, one she would have been happy to have won with her little paws tied behind her back. Yet it was both North's insistence and Spines' turn around talking about Strength and how they could do it together that won her over. She agreed to link with North and their adventure to become the strongest there ever was began!
Silver is a proud Pokemon but she doesn't leave her pride in her good looks or anything one might consider prissy. Silver puts her pride in her strength and will powerhouse anyone that stands between her and her goals. While adventure doesn't catch her eye like Spines or North, she does find she has the goal of finding power in order to protect the land or protect what belongs to them as a paramount reason to continue her venture with North. And though she finds them grating at times she can't help but be touched by the sudden bouts of warmness Spines shares between his insesent need to argue and be correct (when so often he is dead wrong).
??? the ♂♀ Aggron
•Heavy Slam +S•Aqua Tail*
•Head Smash*•Iron Tail
Aqua Tail learned from Move Tutoring Head Smash learned from Contest Prize
??? the ♂♀ Golisopod
•First Impression +S•Liquidation
•Aqua Ring*•Attack Order*
Shield Dust gained from Contest Prize Aqua Ring learned from Move Tutor Attack Order learned from Move Tutor
??? the ♂♀ Exploud
•Boomburst•Hyper Voice +S
•Focus Blast*•Zen Headbutt*
Scrappy gained from Contest Prize Focus Blast learned from TM Zen Headbutt learned from Move Tutoring
??? the ♂♀ Shiny Luxray
•Crunch•Wild Charge +S
Surge Surfer gained from Contest Prize Superpower learned from Move Tutoring
??? the ♂♀ Alolan Exeggutor
•Dragon Hammer +S•Wood Hammer
•Sunny Day*•Solar Beam*
Magic Bounce gained from Contest Prize Sunny Day learned from TM Solar Beam learned from TM
Deadlift met Gale at the same time as the Zorua she would go on to named Charades. They were both given as eager partners to Gale after she completed training as a Ranger. Deadlift bonded with her the fastest, sharing the same enjoyment to weightlifting. Despite the differences with Charades, the two of them go everywhere together and while they may bicker like siblings on occasion, they work together to ensure Pokemon are safe across the island.
Deadlift is a strong spirited Pokemon who enjoys lifting weights, showing off its skills, and spending time with Gale as she plays video games with coworker Chun Hei. Deadlift is the one who most likes fighting between the two of them, as it is a means to show off just how strong Deadlift is. While most Meditite strive for balance, Deadlift is all about having physical power over opponents and trains often to achieve that edge.
Charades the ♂ Zorua
Charades met Gale at the same time as the Meditite she would go on to named Deadlift. They were both given as eager partners to Gale after she completed training as a Ranger. It took Charades longer to connect with Gale, aloof in nature he didn't believe he really needed her to accomplish his goals. Now, despite the differences with Deadlift, the two of them go everywhere together and while they may bicker like siblings on occasion, they work together to ensure Pokemon are safe across the island.
One would call Charades aloof in personality but those who know him well know he is simply calm to the point of seeming distant. While Deadlift can rile him up into a frenzy, Charades is typically lounging about the Station, happy to rest and relax. Something that Charades likes deeply is camping. While one might point out that roughing it is hardly a huge comfort, Charades finds being in nature far more relaxing than being in town. Besides it brings him closer to Gale, which is at the forefront of his desires now that he knows her better.
Glitter the ♀ Dedenne
Glitter was purchased from the Caecus Breeding Ring with everything Gale could muster from her salary. She was promptly named Glitter and taken home to the electric plains of Procella Prairie.
Glitter is still rather young so her personality is still blossoming and changing as rapidly as the winds across the Prairie. So far she is rather demure, even around Gale. The others are working hard to bring her out of her shell but Glitter is far from shining like her name might suggest, rather shying away from the encouragement. Gale is sure she just needs time to adapt to the exciting life of being a Ranger rather than living in a fancy showcase. Plus she is still quite young which can easily make the whole process even scarier.
Queenie was purchased from a man who was trying to use her to settle gambling debts. Unable to see a Pokemon go through that, Ethan paid a considerable amount of money for the Snubbull, clearing the man's debts and obtaining the Pokemon in one fell swoop. Queenie has been at his side ever since. She has become his family and nothing in this world could seperate this spunky puppy and her serious protector.
Queenie is an energetic puppy who is always full of things to say. She has a heart of gold, always eager to help sooth Ethan's anxiety and meet new people as well. Meeting new people and making friends is a passion of Queenie's. She trusts people to be good or at least good enough to be friends with, even though Ethan knows this isn't the case for most people where they live. She wants to make as many friends as possible and for Ethan to have the same support. Even if he isn't so inclined.
Powder the ♂ Vulpix
•Powder Snow•Tail Whip
Powder first met Ethan just outside of Piscari. Powder's original trainer was an abusive one, something Ethan was tired of seeing and decided to take action against. The vulpix is still amazed at what happened and views Ethan as a hero.
Powder is a meek Pokemon, still recovering from a life where he was kicked around for small missdeeds. Because of this he is rather shy and is prone to shaking in stressful situations. However in a calm environment where he is able to relax and show a modicum of trust toward Ethan, he is a rather stunning Pokemon, light and etheral in personality as well as appearance.
Duke is still a baby puppy and his personality is growing by the day but he's already shown himself to be a simple pup, enjoying listening to the others talk rather than speak himself. One day he imagines he'll make a great protector, taking after Ethan in that regard. Still he's just a puppy, learning about everything and prone to play over battling.
Coal the ♂ Furfrou
•Sand Attack•Wild Charge
Coal was given to him by Grimmrose to keep safe from the notorious 'Boss'.
Coal is a cool fella who likes to keep it calm and collected even under the greatest of pressures. He's very fond of the puppy antics of Queenie and Duke but finds himself most relating to Powder. While not very skilled at protecting he is adamant on standing for the right thing, no matter how he may go about doing that.
Princess the ♀ Growlithe
The egg was purchased through a shady man in the Piscari black market.
Indigo the ♀ Riolu
A rather small Riolu, likely the run of the litter, found hiding the cupboard of the kitchen.
Bred Snubbull Egg
Queenie and Coal's baby no.1
Name the ♂♀○ Species
Fill this space with a Pokemon's personality, how they got where they are, what they look forward to in life, anything you might wish for people to know about a Pokemon
Named after Tarzan Clarke of Stipes, Tarzan was given to him as a gift from therapist Faolán Donnelly for completing his first year sober and for going the extra mile to sign up as a Ground Specialist. Tarzan and David didn't exactly hit it off but Tarzan was there to take on the role of protector, something David found soothing, even if there was a lack of emotional connection between them at first. As time went on they saw more eye to eye and while love didn't seem to play a huge factor, their bond still grew.
Tarzan is an aggressive Pokemon driven by his primal urges to wait and a attack anything that comes near him. Because of this he isn't very snugglable and has bitten David a few times, once to the point of stitches but David still loves him. Tarzan takes his title as protector seriously too, as serious as one can take it given David's insesant need to get into trouble alone. Tarzan has no qualms tearing limbs off a Pokemon that come too close to David meaning harm. Same goes for people, making his predatory nature especially dangerous as he grows.
Adonis the ♂ Wooper
•Water Gun•Tail Whip
Named after a Greek hero from the stories Adam Savalas would tell him after AA, Adonis was given to him as a gift from Faolán Donnelly for completing his first year sober and for going the extra mile to sign up as a Ground Specialist. Adonis fell in love instantly with David and has been bonded ever since. Nothing can come between these two as they are thick as thieves. Adonis fills the roll of comfort perfectly, providing as much of it as possible, even if he's a little moist to the touch.
Adonis is a free spirit who loves water. Any kinds of liquid is instantly captivating as Adonis must sit or roll in it to absorb it through his skin. David finds this a little troubling on occasion, as Adonis will hop away quickly to go after these puddles, sometimes without David even noticing, but Adonis has a nack for coming right back to David in the end. Adonis enjoys being there to comfort David and picks up on his moods with ease, willing to eagerly be there for him and take care of the dark days when David might not want anyone else to be there during.
Icarus the ♂ Shiny Flygon
•Thunder Punch*•Dragon Claw
•Earth Power•Dragon Rush +S
Thunder Punch learned from Move Tutoring
??? the ♂♀ Gliscor
•Substitute* +2•Knock Off
Poison Heal gained from Contest Prize Substitute learned from TM
Knock Out the ○ Golurk
•Ice Punch*•Shadow Punch +2
•Dynamic Punch•Stone Edge*
Ice Punch learned from Move Tutoring Stone Edge learned from TM
Malice and Azazel's partnership started when Keone Pekelo felt oddly giving, gifting Azazel with her just out of egghood. Azazel was quick to take up the challenge of training a Sneasel to be everything he needed in a Pokemon. In the end he chose to create a weapon versus a true companion, teaching Malice the art of sneaking around and murdering people to please Azazel.
While it is easy to see her as this simple murderous creature she is actually decently complex on her own. She's thoroughly cunning, capable of concocting her own assassinations. How she goes about hurting people is left almost completely up to her unless Azazel instructs specifics otherwise, giving her enough freedom to keep her hooked on the idea of working with Azazel. On rare occasions Azazel allows her even more freedom, letting her leave his side and explore Uberrime or Piscari freely without a mission in mind. These are her favorite moments, as she wanders peacefully and with few fights, instead enjoying the sights and people she meets along the way.
Below are the set commands Malice knows: Good (praise)⁃ So ist brav Correction Word "No"⁃ Nein Sneasel⁃ Sniebel Come/Here⁃ Hier Stay⁃ Bleib Heel⁃ Fuss Sit⁃ Sitz Stand⁃ Steh Down⁃ Platz Attack⁃ Attacke Cut- Schnitt Retrieve/Fetch⁃ Bring Jump⁃ Hopp Track⁃ Such Guard⁃ Wache Slow- Langsam Stand Still⁃ Steht Noch Let Go⁃ Aus Leave it⁃ Lass es Speak⁃ Gib Laut Kennel⁃ Zwinger Go Out⁃ Voraus Go Outside⁃ Geh Raus Go Ahead⁃ Geh Voraus Go Inside⁃ Geh rein On Me- Auf mich What is going on?⁃ Was ist los? Don't do that!⁃ Lass das sein It's okay.⁃ Es ist in Ordnung Eat food⁃ Nimm Futter Article Search⁃ Such Verloren Find narcotics⁃ Such Rauschgift Building or Blind Search⁃ Voran
DEALS DOUBLE DAMAGE TO ANY OPPONENT THAT USES AN ITEM, SWITCHES OUT, OR HAS A BASE SPEED ABOVE 115.
??? the ○ Egg
Purchased from the black market as a new Pokemon to brawl with.
??? the ○ Feebas Egg
After just roughly a year of waiting for someone to take up his bargin to fetch him a Feebas this egg was given to him by a loyal subject, Z, as an unexpected gift. Azazel, while caught off guard, was pleasantly surprised and took it rather eagerly after being told what it was. He has great plans for it already, its just a matter of hatching it.
Feathers knew Xavion from the very beginning of his life. Xavion's family owned the flock Feathers was born into. Raised for meat, Feathers never knew just how long his life would last. However the oddity of Feathers' small head and unusual markings served as a bridge between Feathers' life and Xavion's curiosity, fostering a strong friendship between them that would see Feathers lasting much longer than those harvested for food. When Xavion fled his family he stole Feathers as well, leaving behind the nomadic life for that of a much fancier existence within the city.
Feathers is a laid back and cheerful fellow who enjoys singing and music. Even though the coos of a pigeon may not seem very melodic, Feathers makes his displays known to everyone in the room when wanting an audience. Feathers loves Xavion dearly, easily recognizing Xavion as his savior and primary caregiver. As Feathers is spoiled, Feathers tries to give back with small presents, songs, and dances to Xavion.
Tostadas and Ramos met in the Okeanos Lighthouse where Ramos arrived to pick up a Pokemon to start a personal journey. Ramos was overwhelmed by the choices but felt Tostadas' kind and curious personality shined through that day. Tostadas wasn't named right there but was instead named during a late night snack shared with the chubby Charmander.
Tostadas is a warm soul who enjoys soft exchanges over heated battles. That isn't to say he is a pacifist in any way. He enjoys a good battle on occasion, to stretch his claws and bare his teeth but prefers it to be in play or jest rather than a serious need to protect Ramos. Although he supposes that is how most feel. Still a protector he is, albiet one of emotions and of soft things rather than one that is aggressive and shrewd. He wouldn't pass up the moment to protect the weak from what they fear but would first try and come up with a crafty way around it than run headlong into a fight.
??? the ♀♂ Dratini
This egg was given to him by Emmett Barlow in their home in Okeanos where they caught up with the changes in their lives before deciding how to move forward. Emmett told him it was a Dratini and was giving it to him in a gesture of how proud Emmett was that Ramos made it this far. Despite knowing what it is, Ramos is anxiously waiting for it to hatch so Ramos can actually see what is inside.
??? the ♀♂ Araquanid
Frost Breath learned from TM Substitute learned from TM
??? the ♀♂ Ocean Vivillon
•Hurricane +S•Quiver Dance
•Bug Buzz•Rain Dance*
Rain Dance learned from TM
??? the ♀♂ Leavanny
•Leaf Blade•Fell Stinger
•Sword Dance +S•Solar Beam*
Solar Beam learned from TM
??? the ♀♂ Shiny Drampa
•Dragon Breath•Hyper Voice +S
Razor Wind learned from Contest Prize Thunderbolt learned from TM
Evergreen was originally the Pokemon of a Poacher and thief named Lies Pearson. However when Stipes Rangers captured Lies they came to own Evergreen in hopes of rehabilitating him and helping him grow into the Kecleon of his immense potential. That was where Vasco came in, a rowdy Ranger who needed their potential reached as well so they were given to each other to take on the world and become something greater. Or steal things. Whichever.
Evergreen is a kelptomaniac who loves to shove as many shiny or valuable things into his mouth as possible. This is a problem or so says Vasco who constantly tries to stop him from eating things. Vasco wonders if Evergreen continues to do it out of spite but in fact Evergreen finds a great amount of amusement in watching Vasco sputter and make a scene of things. Evergreen could simply care less about turning over a new leaf as he doesn't see the point in changing himself to fit this humanly construct. Especially one so boring.
Grizel met Kaulder when Kaulder was discharged from the military for contesting the reason for his blindness. Grizel had moved into Kaulder's cabin following the death of a Pokemon. Keeping out wayward hikers and making quite the home of the place. Kaulder sensed her right away but was not afraid of her nor was he willing to give up his childhood home just because she had found the place. In the end she allowed herself to be captured after becoming friends with Kaulder over the time spent between them.
Grizel is an old soul who is simply along for the ride and seeking some of the adventure that Kerr brings along with him everywhere he goes. She is mischevious at times, enjoying a good prank here or there as many ghost types do. However she would much rather prefer to see Kerr comfortable and safe than going off and fooling wayward travelers who come across her.
Muir the ♂ Marill
•Bubble•Water Gun +S
•Tail Whip•Water Sport
Muir was picked up as an Azurill after being abandoned on the mountain side. The bond between Kerr and Muir was a quick one as Kerr wanted to do nothing but protect the little thing. Kerr took to carrying the little one everywhere, rarely letting him touch the floor. Because of this care and kindness, Muir evolved early.
Muir is still quite young and it shows with just how energetic he is. Everything about the world seems new and wonderful to Muir even if he's seen it before. He does however get jealous quite easily when someone is taking time away from time spent with Kerr. The only exception to this is Alec Dempsy whom he is also fond of.
Eoghan the ♂ Snover
The egg was given to him by a strange man who lead Kerr on a merry chase around the mountain. Kerr isn't quite sure what is in the egg or how the man came to obtain it but he is happy to have it and find out what it is. It would go on to hatch at Alec Demsey's bar during one of Kerr's many visits.
Eoghan is a calm and collected kind of guy who looks at problems carefully and decide how to get around them from there. However Eoghan has a fiery anger as well and can forgo all his hard work as soemone who is calm and charge into an issue that got too deep under his skin. Still being quite young, he enjoys being pampered and looked after and while his problems tend to be small ones, he's always ready to help Grizel or Muir work out more complicated problems for the sake of learning.
Lavender was given to Jasper as a Service Animal by a therapist in Pewter City. They both take the job quite seriously as Jasper's anxiety attacks are prone to causing hallucinations and violent outbursts. Lavender is there to ground Jasper and help ease him out of his anxiety attacks before they grow too large to handle. Its an important job, one Lavender does with pride.
Lavender is a trouble maker when he's not helping Jasper through an attack. He loves to make messses and throw things around. Lavender is particularly smart, capable of dastardly plans and snappy come backs. He's particularly good at playing checkers. At least he thinks he is. Jasper often lets him win because Lav is a terribly sore loser who makes a mess of the game if he loses and Jasper simply doesn't want to pick up the mess. When he's working however, Lavender is as soft as can be and quite caring for Jasper, making sure he's safe and secure at all times. Nothing gets by Lav on his watch!
Mitch got Sadhbh at a young age. She was injured and rather different from the other Stantlers. Her nearly hairless nature meant she was left exposed to the elements. Mitch talked his family into bringing in the faun and allowing him to take care of her as she healed. By the time she was ready to leave she had firmly decided to stay and she's been at Mitch's side ever since.
Sadhbh is a regal queen who wants to help people as much as Mitch does. She uses her abilities to help heal those who are injured or take away some of the pain in those with chronic illnesses. She's a fixture to Mitch's practice, helping him at every turn. She is still, however, very much royalty and Mitch spoils her dearly like she is. She holds her head high and walks with all the grace and poise of someone in a position of power and no one can change her mind.
Oisín the ♂ Winter Deerling
Oisín was one of the many things given to him as a gift in order to pay medical debts. Mitch doesn't usually take Pokemon as payment but this one captured his heart and he fell in love with the little faun. So far they can't be found apart, with the faun trialing after him all across the clinic. Although Oisín is not allowed out of the clinic.
Oisín is a fiery fellow full of passion and longing for that sense of adventure. He's more out going than the royal Sadhbh or even Mitch, greeting and bowing to people at the door and always with a chipper sense of duty