What do you mean I wrote too much? MWAHAHA!Prelims: Catch that Bug!Round 1: Graveyard TrainingNew Mate: EggPants' TumblrName:
Pants never had much growing up, but he does remember a time when his family had a fairly happy life, as far as peasants go at least. When he was only 7 years old, and his sister 4, their village was ransacked and they were forced to flee their home with no more than what they could carry. After that, they managed to carve out an existence for themselves in a nearby town, but a year later his father was called off to war leaving his mother struggling to support their family alone. At age 9, Pants decided to lessen his mother’s burden by running away from home, as many young scamps (older than him) were doing at the time. (They didn’t have a house at this time, sharing a living space with many other families, so there were other people there who could take care of his sister and other children while the moms worked). Pants traveled with his companion, Plum, to the city where he got by begging, stealing, and running odd jobs where he could.
Pants isnt his real name, obviously. XDPersonality:
Pants learned long ago that a sincere smile and good manners were worth more than a sour disposition, so he always strove to stay happy no matter the circumstances. More than just an act, taking things lightly and finding the fun in every situation really did help him cope with the recession and war of the world around him. Often seen as a simpleton and a bit dim witted by his peers, Pants does nothing to alleviate these conceptions. Of course, this could be because they aren’t altogether untrue, as he is always getting caught up in situations he doesn’t mean to, and then he just goes along with it.Pokemon----------Plum the Rattata
Rattata were generally considered pests where Pants grew up, but Plum has been his closest companion ever since he found the creature curled up under his pillow one morning. Pants always wanted a pet, but children had to wait till they were 10 before they could get their first companion, so when his father let him keep the Rattata he couldn’t have been happier. His dad thought it would be a good substitute until he was old enough to get a real Pokemon, and liked how much time his son spent training the animal, but his mother thought it was disgusting how he would carry the thing in his shirt and let it sit on his head, and would constantly tell him to get rid of it. Needless to say, the more his mother tried to separate them, the stronger their relationship became.
Plum himself wasn’t from the country where Pants grew up, and had traveled from a city in the north in search of food. The local rats in Pants’ village lived a harder life than Plum had, fighting and squabbling under the traps and cats of the humans, and so treated the newcomer viciously. Plum was big, but much less violent, as the city required more cunning than brutality to survive.
Plum became Pants’ number one accomplice in the big city, an invaluable partner in crime. While Pants distracted passing pedestrians, Plum would crawl into their bags and pockets and steal trinkets and coins they could have just as easily have misplaced (or so they usually believe afterwards).
Pants ran away from home before he turned 10, so Plum really was his first Pokemon. Plum doesn’t talk.Mr. Sparkles the Banette
When Pants’ sister, Emily, was born, her mother made her a Luxio doll, just like Puma, the family cat. It was a beautiful doll, because even though they were poor, she spent a lot of time and effort to make it. Anyways, Emily grew up with that doll, did everything with it, and they called it Mr. Sparkles (after the way Puma’s fur would spark when he charges up electricity).
This was all before the raid.
In the confusion of the escape that night, Emily lost hold of her toy and it got buried in the rubble. There it stayed for two long years, torn and covered in mud and grime. Shuppet began gathering in that place of desolation, drawn to the discarded dolls left behind. The dark energies eminating from the ghost pokemon found Mr. Sparkles, turning the love it once had into loneliness, spite, and finally hatred. It came alive, and sought after the girl that abandoned him.
He never found poor Emily, who died of sickness 2 years after Pants ran away. Confused, conflicted, and with no purpose in the world, he wondered aimlessly, though perhaps not entirely without direction, as fate eventually brought him to the only other child his cloth remembered. Pants recognized him through his distorted features, and called to him by name. Mr. Sparkles decided to remain with the boy and protect him as he couldn’t his own beloved Emily.
Mr. Sparkles can’t speak through his zipped up mouth, but he can grin hideously and communicate through mind powers (which is why he’s the only one who can understand Plum). He’s mischievous, as ghost Pokemon tend to be, and protective of children (whom he still enjoys scaring), especially little girls and Pants. His personality can be rather fickle, prone to mood swings as it is influenced by the aura and emotions of those around him and his own flighty thoughts. He’ll be giddily happy go lucky one moment, then silent and broody the next. He’s working on it. But in the end, he supports Pants a hundred percent, even if it doesn’t always seem like that considering how much he teases the boy and plays (good humored) tricks on him. Mr. Sparkles can move things with his psychic powers, but because a bolt of lightning brought him to life (or so he says, he tends to tell lies), he likes electric moves the best. He doesn’t feel physical pain, as his body is still just a cloth doll, and any injury he suffers can simply be sewn back together later. No one knows exactly how stable his sanity is, but at least he hasn’t killed anyone yet. Jello the Audino
Audino are born healers, but the poor fools are always hopping around seeking injured Pokemon to heal, oblivious to the fact that most trainers only want to use them as live punching bags to train on. In his youth, Jello was quite fearless in his quest to find those in need of his aid, approaching violent and often unpredictable beasts and humans who’s teams look tired from fighting, often paying the price for his foolishness. Thanks to his incredibly high HP and regenerative abilities, Jello’s survived situations that would have killed another Pokemon, but he’s had many close calls.
When the war started he went and signed up for the medical teams, eager to put his skills to use where they were most needed. Unfortunately, there were later two “accidents” (as he calls them) that really put an end to his career. The loss of his eye limited his vision and lowered his accuracy, and another time he got his right leg blown off on a battlefield, severely cutting his speed and mobility. All of Jello’s attacks allow him to hit long distance from a single spot, but he’d never been much of a fighter and had great need of both his legs in order to run away from rampaging Pokemon. With a new peg leg, he was able to run if he had to, but it was very awkward and he still tends to fall over a lot. In the end he was labeled unfit to serve, and was relieved of his duties.
As his body continued to wear down and he traveled less and less, he began to grow disheartened about how much good he could do. There was a war that he could no longer do anything for, and in every village and town he came across there was sickness, starvation and death.
A year or so after Pants arrived in the city, he and Plum were getting beaten up by some bully kid and his Timbrr who had just joined the Warrior’s guild and thought he was serving justice by taking care of some street rats and thieves. Jello went to his aid, and for the first time relied on offensive attacks to help someone rather than simply healing. In the end all three of them got beaten up pretty badly, but a friendship was formed and Pants decided to accept Jello on his team. Ever since he’d left the war, the Audino had thought he was useless since no one wanted him anymore; but with some training, Jello found he could still fight, and maybe still make a difference to someone. For the first time, he had a family, and someone who not only wanted him around, but also appreciated his help and took care of him in return.
I realized Mr. Sparkles' mouth was a zipper and (oh my) zippers havent been invented yet! So I turned his teeth into cloth and gave him a needle to "chew" on, which means he just sticks it into the cloth of his "teeth," or anywhere else on his body, kinda like a toothpick. I just needed to make sure his mouth could stay closed but still have a huge grin, since bad stuff apparently happen when Banette open their mouths.
Guess it'll help if i add some info on how they fight. Some of this info might already be above, but I'll just reiterate it here.Jello the Audino:
Jello doesn't move around a lot because of his peg leg, which slows him down and gets caught in things. The team usually starts with him spamming flash a couple of times, taking hits while he's at it, because he has such high HP (durability and tolerance for pain), and then switching to someone else when the foe can no longer see straight enough to land any hits. He thinks of his flamethrower and icebeam as tools for helping people (heating water, making ice to put on a bruise, ect), so he probubly wont use it to attack unless ordered to by Pants or sees no other way. He will often apologize profusely for any damage he's done, and will feel bad if he cannot help the enemy after the fighting is over. He refuses to kill.Mr. Sparkles the Banette:
Mr. Sparkles is a solid body, so he cannot turn invisible or faze through things. He can float, being a ghost, and move things with his mind. The move Psychic can involve grabbing the opponent with his mind and tossing them around, or moving them like puppets, but this could be fatally dangerous as he could easily twist one's leg the wrong way or snap someone's neck if not careful (like a child playing with a doll too ruff), not to mention the mental trauma it could cause, so he mostly just grabs objects and tosses those at the opponent. Of course, that could get rather out of hand, depending on the object being thrown, and he can zap people in the brain directly with a psychic attack. He likes his electric powers best, and sometimes causes it to rain in order to heighten their effect as well as the mood. He'll do what Pants tells him to do, but it's a little harder to tell him not to do something. He doesn't get along with Jello.Plum the Rattata:
Plum usually doesnt fight, he is much more suited to sneaking about and snatching things. If he had to battle, he will use his surroundings and remain mostly unseen, striking quickly with super fang and disappearing again, in this way taking down any manner of foe with stealth and cunning and finishing it off with a crunch. But then again, he probably wont ever be fighting.