Starters and Rare Pokemon Jan 25, 2012 6:50:36 GMT -6
Post by Akira on Jan 25, 2012 6:50:36 GMT -6
Naturally, you're probably wondering what Pokemon you can start with. Well, this is the page to read for that info. However, rather than make a long-ass list of what Pokemon can be picked, I figured it'd be easier to list the Pokemon that can't be picked. But before that, there are a few quick guidelines for when it comes to selecting your starter.1) Usually, it goes without saying that the Pokemon needs to be in its base evolution form. However, there are five Pokemon that are exceptions to this;
These Pokemon, despite being evolved from a baby Pokemon, are still counted as being in their base evolution form. However, if you choose any of these Pokemon, you will not have access to any of the moves they learn exclusively in their baby forms. Additionally, since they're technically considered to be base Pokemon, you will have to evolve them with a Single Evolution, and not the second Multiple Evolution.
2) New students are actually allowed to choose two starter Pokemon. First is referred to as the "primary starter" while the second is called the "secondary starter"
3) The primary starter must be of a Type that their trainer's dorm represents. For example, if your student is in the Water Dorm, then they must choose either a Water, Ice or Poison-type Pokemon. The secondary starter is not restricted...it may be whichever Type you wish. Click here for a full list of the dorms, and which types they are represented by.
4) If your character has one or two Type Specialties, then only one of your starters can by of the Type(s) they specialize it. Whether this Pokemon is the Primary Starter or the Secondary Starter doesn't matter. Additionally, if you have two Specialties, you may not pick a dual-type Pokemon if your character specializes in both of its Types (for example, if you specialize in Electric and Steel, you may not choose Magnemite)
5) Lastly, there's the moves your Pokemon can have. You can choose almost any four moves they can learn via level-up. There's only one limit in this regard, and that is none of the moves can exceed a base power of 75. After all, it doesn't really make sense for a Pokemon that one is starting with to have access to super-powerful attacks right off the bat. If you wish, you're more than welcome to teach stronger moves after the fact, but that's if you don't mind spending the TP for it.
Naturally, if you're making a staff member, such as a teacher or one of the Wardens, none of those rules apply. All you need to worry about is meeting the requirements for the position itself.
In any as case, as mentioned above, there are some Pokemon that cannot be chosen as starters. There are also some Pokemon who can be chosen as starters, but with certain conditions involved. In any case, such Pokemon are listed below;
Uncommon Pokemon are a little tricky, as, while they do appear in the wild, they're a bit harder to find than most, which makes it a little difficult to give them out freely. It's not impossible, though, so here's the deal. They can be chosen as a starter. However, any student who chooses to do so not only relinquishes their right to a secondary starter, but also will not receive any free Poke Balls in their Starting Pack. In other words, if you want to pick any of these Pokemon, you better make sure it's worth it. Here's the list of uncommon Pokemon.
- All Pokemon with only one evolution stage (i.e Tauros, all of the Pikachu-wannabes), unless they are listed as Rare. Mega Evolutions do not count as an evolution stage, so Mawile, Absol, Pinsir and Heracross are still uncommon.
- All Dragon-type Pokemon
If we start getting people choosing too many of one particular species as their starter, then that Pokemon will be listed here. If a Pokemon is listed as restricted, then it cannot be chosen as a starter. They can still be found in the wild (provided a mod is willing to have it appear), so don't worry about it too much if one of your favorites is on the list.
Eventually, they will be removed from this list, once I feel enough time has passed.
These Pokemon are especially hard to find, and, quite frankly, it's simply not worth the effort to capture enough to justify casually handing them out. As such, they cannot be chosen as starters, and the chances of running into them in the wild are slim-to-none. The only sure-fire way to obtain these Pokemon is through events, or by visiting one of the Other Areas. Please note that this applies to the evolved forms of these Pokemon as well.
Some Pokemon are...different. That is to say, they don't quite fit into any of the above categories for one reason or another...
1) The 18 starters from the main series can be chosen as starters. Otherwise, they (along with their evolutions) are considered to be Rare, and will only appear in the Other Areas out in the wild. For the sake of clarity, here's a list
Naturally, students who choose these Pokemon must be in the proper dorm to claim them. For example, you must be in the Fire Dorm to choose Charmander or Torchic. Additionally, they cannot be chosen as a secondary starter.
2) Fossil Pokemon cannot be chosen as a starter, and will not appear in the wild at all. Even in the Other Areas. However, students can still obtain them by finding their fossils in the Fossil Cave and reviving them. For the sake of convenience, however, they are otherwise listed as Rare, they can be included in the teams of staff members, and may or may not be given out during events. They are as followed;
3) For obvious reasons, all Legendary Pokemon are banned from being captured or owned by a staff member. At some point, you may be able to encounter and/or battle one as part of a plot. However, catching them will not be possible...unless a plot dictates otherwise. Even then, however, it will only be temporary.