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List of Rangers

Head Ranger

  • WinterVines

Park Warden

  • HKim

Elite Rangers

  • K’sariya
  • Mistral

Active Rangers

  • CowboyJake
  • Magikchicken
  • VeloJello

Passed Ranger Quiz

  • Elysia

Inactive Rangers

  • Akinai
  • AmericanTreeFrog
  • Ataro
  • Buoy
  • Buzzer
  • Chainreaction01
  • Crossover
  • DarkGardevoir
  • Dinobot
  • Dragoness
  • Dog of Hellsing
  • Ebail
  • Eeveedude
  • Eraizaa-kun
  • Gliscorman
  • gmandiddy
  • Iridium
  • KantoMasta
  • Lord Khajmer
  • LowlyHumanCub
  • MaverickKaiser
  • Meow Wow
  • MuddyMudkip
  • Nekogal
  • Nitro
  • Nyurgh
  • PokeViper
  • Professor Yew
  • ragnarock0420
  • Lord RainbowMoondust
  • rockman0
  • sheepskinfuton
  • Siless
  • Sky Lark
  • sorocoroto
  • Splishee
  • Synthesis
  • Taither
  • TheProtobabe
  • Timpeni
  • Trainer17
  • Tyranitex
  • WebMaster
  • Windchaser54321
  • Zolar

Park Plot

No one is quite sure how the island came about.

It wasn’t until recent years that is was discovered by one Joseph Farnsworth, one of the richest men in the world. He’d been enjoying a week-long fishing trip with some of his friends, testing out a new private boat he’d just purchased. It was only by a stroke of luck that Joseph saw the outline of the island and decided to go check it out. When he and his friends arrived, they agreed to explore the island, since it wasn’t listed on the map they had. What they found astounded them; Pokemon of all kinds roamed the island, and even more surprising was the fact that they were not used to humans! They came right up to Joseph and his friends, showing no fear or aggression, and it was obvious they’d never seen a human in their lives before that day.

Joseph was more ecstatic about this than his friends, and as soon as they returned to the southern shores of the Orange Islands, Joseph immediately claimed the island and dubbed it Farn’s Paradise. Right after that, he began using his massive fortune to develop the island. Teams of professional explorers and surveyors were called in to chart the island, and these groups discovered that the piece of isolated land was huge, measuring at least half the size of the entire region of Hoenn! With this information in hand, Joseph started drafting plans for making something of the island, fixing to make it after its name. He started work on a huge mansion, a communication station complete with a radio tower and other such equipment, and the Sky Platform (where he’d be able to look out over his island at leisure), which was built before all else.

Unfortunately, recession struck hard right during the middle of development, and Joseph lost a large amount of his fortune. Construction was halted, and, now finding himself strapped for cash, the once-rich man bid sad farewell to his island and sold it to the Orange Islands government. This wasn’t the end of the island, though, not at all. In fact, it was about to have a whole new destiny bestowed upon it.

Using the surveys and information that Joseph had handed over, the government decided to transform the island into the largest Park the world had ever seen. They changed the name, dubbing the island the National Park, and within a year of being sold, construction was once again in full swing on the island. The first thing to be built were Outposts, which were used to monitor the Park and the Pokemon living on it. The mansion that had been half-built was left as it was, and by this time it was already being reclaimed by the forest it had been erected in.

But new problems were arising for the Park, or rather, old problems were becoming more of an issue. Ever since it’s discovery, the island had been plagued by various individuals seeking to take advantage it’s abundant resources. Poachers, people seeking to extract valuable minerals and the like, random uncertified adventurers, and others were becoming more and more of a threat to the welfare of the island, the National Park, and all the Pokemon inhabiting it. Because of the growing problem, caretakers known as Rangers were hired to help look after the island and its Pokemon. It was also their job to lead visitors through the Park, keeping them and the Pokemon they encountered safe.

Rangers also had another job. Long before the National Park was complete or before the island was even discovered, many of the island’s Pokemon were overbreeding. It was decided that, instead of trapping or killing the crowds of Pokemon, Trainers would be allowed to come and capture some. Thus, it fell to the Rangers to lead Trainers through the Park as well as regular visitors.

Finally, everything was ready. The Park opened, and has been thriving ever since. However, there is certainly more than meets the eye when it comes to the island. Many are puzzled by why the island was never discovered until a few years ago, considering it’s big enough to be called a small region. This is a mystery deepened when one takes into account several facts about the island, such as when one member of a team of archaeologists claimed the landmass had once been inhabited by an ancient human civilization. Or the fact that every Pokemon known to exist flourishes in this one area. In fact, biologists are baffled by the enormous variety of fauna and flora that are present on the island, and experts disagree whether the terrain is natural. It all seems too well-planned, too perfect…And every so often, visitors see and hear…things. Ghostly creatures that don’t look like any animal or Pokemon and don’t register in a PokeDex, or unusual, eerie noises that seem to come from everywhere…

The National Park is open and its many wonders are waiting for you. But what else will you find among the many Pokemon and sprawling habitats? What secrets will you uncover? Is the island really just a normal landmass in the middle of the ocean, or is there something more to it? There’s only one way to find out, so get ready and dive into the National Park!


Park Rules

Being a URPG Member
1. You must be a Member of the URPG; you must have gone to the Starter Request thread at the Ultra RPG General forum and signed up before participating in the National Park.

Please Read!
2. Read all these rules before posting or asking questions. We wouldn’t want you to get lost or do something you weren’t supposed to. It makes a bad first impression and it may ruin the game for you, so please read.

Quality of Role Play
3. The National Park is based on anime-style Role Playing; the higher the quality of your Role Play, the better the odds of capturing a Pokemon. You may increase the quality by being realistic, creative, and practical. Note that some moves work differently in the Anime (and thus the Park) than in the games.

Wild Encounters in the Park
4. Normal runs have 15 encounters, and you can take 3 Pokemon out. Beginner runs have 5 encounters, and you can take 1 out. Endurance runs have 20 encounters, and you can take 4 out. During each park visit, whether you captured a Pokemon, KO’d one, or just ran away from it, it counts as an encounter. At the end of your last encounter, you will be escorted out of the Park. In addition to that, although you are allowed to capture as many Pokemon as you want, you may only keep as many of them as your type of run dictates to help keep the natural order of the Park (Park balls will not be refunded). Using a PokeDoll WILL decrease your Encounter Count (it will be as if you normally fled from battle).

Battle Record
5. Pokemon Battles in the Park DO NOT affect your battle record in any manner, but they do count towards your encounter limit.

Who Will Accompany You?
6. If you have two or more Pokemon in your party, you may encounter 2 wild Pokemon at the same time. In this case, it’s strongly advice that you use 2 of your Pokemon to do a double battle. These only count as 1 encounter even if two Pokemon show up, but they are very rare. Honey, Sweet Scent, and things of the sort might increase the chances of encountering 2 Pokemon at once. Also, please keep in mind that the Pokemon you bring with you MUST be ones you own, meaning they must be in your stats. They can only use TMs/HMs/BMs/SMs/MTs they know, as well. If your Infernape doesn’t have the Fake Out BM, it can’t use it in the Park.

No Limits!
7. The National Park battles are Anime Style; you are not limited by video game rules. You can dodge even if the move has 100% Accuracy, use more than one attack at the same time and/or in combo, block attacks with your own attacks, etc. But remember, you can’t decide the outcome of your moves; that’s the Ranger’s job.

No Magic
8. Your Pokemon do not heal magically. You are allowed to heal Pokemon in between battles with items or special moves and abilities. If you don’t, your Pokemon will start the next battle with the HP they had left in the previous one.

Better Pokeballs At Hand!
9. Parkballs are sturdier than video game Pokeballs. If you throw a Parkball to capture a Pokemon and it fails, the Parkball doesn’t break. You will have to pick it up later after the battle. Situations such as the ball falling somewhere unreachable, something else breaking the Parkball, the Parkball being lost in a river, taken away by a wild Pokemon, and others, may still occur, in which case you lose that Parkball and can’t use it again.

Your Behavior Affects the Park
10. Trainers must behave or bad things will happen. If a trainer acts in an disruptive way, such as destroying the environment, misbehaving, or even teasing the wild Pokemon, he/she may be escorted out of the Park and/or chased away by wild Pokemon. Either way, you will have to pay again to enter the Park.

Moves Outside of Battle?
11. Your Pokemon may use moves outside of battle. If at any time you want your Pokemon to use one of their attacks outside of battle, within reason, they may do so.

PPPP
12. Please Protect Park Property. You should know that all of your actions have consequences. You could accidentally start an avalanche or a forest fire or things of that sort that could endanger the Park’s ecosystem or other Trainers; you are expected to do something about it if you do. If you can’t or forget to, the Ranger will have to step in for you. If the Ranger steps in twice, you will be escorted out and be temporarily banned from the Park. Also, sending two Pokemon against one is unfair and will count as a PPPP violation. Keep in mind that not all ‘damage’ is considered a strike. It’s up to the Ranger to decide the severity.

You’ll Be Escorted Safely Out of the Park
13. The five MAIN reasons to be escorted out of the Park are: 1) you run out of Parkballs, 2) you have had all your encounters, 3) all your Pokemon have fainted, 4) the Ranger had to step in and fix one of your messes twice, or 5) you don’t post for an extended period of time that isn’t announced (i.e. going inactive). However, the Ranger does NOT have to escort you out if you do not post for a long time; it’s pretty much the Ranger’s call. Giving adequate forewarning of inactivity is one example of when a Trainer doesn’t have to leave after many days without posting. Rangers, you MUST remind your Trainer to post in their RP at least two days before escorting them from the Park due to inactivity.

No Refunds!
14. Once you’ve paid for it, it remains that way. We will not return any money we’ve received for the Park, unless it has been agreed on by the Park Head and several Elite Rangers that refunds are necessary.

Concerning Natures
15. You decide the Natures of the Pokemon you bring into the Park, but the Ranger will randomly decide the Nature of all Wild Pokemon. A Pokemon’s Nature CANNOT be changed after it’s been chosen without use of an event item, so pick wisely. Natures obtained from the Park can never be changed.

Trading Pokemon and Items
16. If you’re using a Pokemon in the Park, you can still trade it. However, when you trade a Pokemon whose Nature has already been decided, it will keep that Nature (just like how Gender can’t be changed when a Mon is traded). You may NOT trade items that are currently with you on a run, even if they’re not in use.

When Can I Claim My Pokemon?
17. You don’t get to claim any Pokemon you’ve captured until you leave the Park. Make sure your final post clearly states which Pokemon you’ll be taking; if no post naming the Pokemon you’ve claimed is found, any Pokemon you claim may be taken from you until you post. This is to prevent people from cheating and adding more Pokemon than allowed. Also, you CANNOT use Pokemon you’ve caught in the Park during the same visit you captured them; you can only use a captured Pokemon if you bring it with you during your next visit.

Adding EMs
18. When you add any extra moves to a Pokemon currently being used in the Park, IT CANNOT USE THAT MOVE until the next visit. It’s just like how a Mon in the middle of a battle can’t use a move added on to it until after that current battle is over.

Leaving Early
19. You may leave the Park anytime you wish, thought it’s advised to remain until you’d normally leave (when your 15 Encounters are out, for example, or you run out of Park Balls). Just tell the Ranger you’re ready to leave and you’ll be escorted out of the Park.

Catching Pokemon
20. Whenever you attempt to catch a Pokemon, please clearly state what kind of Ball you are using (such as a Hyper Ball). Don’t just say you pulled out a Ball and chucked it at the Pokemon. Otherwise, your Ranger can’t calculate the Capture Rate.

Minimum Character Requirements
21. The Park enforces Minimum Character Requirements (MCRs) to capture Pokemon. Each post you make contributes to the MCR of a Pokemon you’re battling. How? All posts you make BEFORE a Pokemon encounter contributes to the MCR of any Pokemon you encounter, on top of the Battle Posts you make. So if you make three posts before running into a Pokemon, those three posts count towards its MCR. If you make two more posts after that and then run into another Pokemon, those two posts ONLY will count towards the second Pokemon’s MCR. The only exception to this rule is Legend encouters; after a Legend encounter, the Trainer will still have all their previous MCR on top of what they got from the Legend encounter. If a Trainer uses an Item and has a Double Battle, the Item will work on both Pokemon that appear. If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to ask any Ranger for clarification.

Fleeing From a Wild Pokemon Encounter
22.If you run into a Pokemon you don’t want, you have the option of running from it. ALL ATTEMPTS AT FLEEING FROM A POKEMON MUST BE ROLLED BY THE RANGER AND WITNESSED! A roll of 51 or higher results in a successful escape; results of 50 or below result in a failed escape attempt. All rolls must be posted in the “Escape Attempt” thread. However, if a Trainer uses a PokeDoll it will always result in a 100% chance of escaping. In some cases, a Trainer can interact and roleplay to adjust the escape roll if the Ranger deems it appropriate—but this will not always result in a successful escape.

Rerolls for Trainers
23. If a Trainer is doing either very poorly or extremely well during their visit to the Park, their Ranger may request a reroll of the entire Encounter List to reflect the Trainer’s efforts. Trainers doing poorly can have their list rerolled for only Common and Uncommon Pokemon, excluding Intermediate, Rare/Special, and Legendary Pokemon. A Trainer doing very well can have their list rerolled for only Uncommon, Intermediate, Rare/Special, and Legendary Pokemon, excluding Common Pokemon. A Ranger must first get permission from an Elite Ranger before rerolling a Trainer’s encounter list. A Trainer’s encounter list can only be rerolled twice for the current visit.

Minimum Requirement for NBPs (Non-Battle Posts)
24. All members in the Park, both Trainers AND Rangers, must have their posts contain at least 500 characters. This will help prevent the RPs from becoming SPAMed with Trainers fleeing from various Pokemon and also encourage Rangers to make longer posts for their Trainers, and vice-versa.

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Here is a quick list with explanations on what Trainers can and can’t do while in the Park:

TRAINERS CAN:

-Choose the Natures of the Pokemon they currently own
-Control their own Pokemon
-Spot (but not initiate battle with) Wild Pokemon
-Control things that occur around them (to an extent)
-Move the RP along by making things happen (to an extent)
-Freely use a Pokemon’s moves outside of battle to affect the surroundings (to an extent)
-Choose the gender of Wild Pokemon

TRAINERS CAN’T:

-Control the actions of any Wild Pokemon
-Say whether the attack of their Pokemon hits the target in battle
-Say whether a major event is initiated
-Choose the Nature of Wild Pokemon
-Initiate battle with a Wild Pokemon
-Cause extensive damage to the Park
-Go from one area to another in the same visit (you stay in the area you chose for the whole visit)
-Say whether a Pokemon is captured or not

Now, some quick explanations. First, you can choose the Natures of all the Pokemon you currently own, but not for the Wild ones you encounter; the Ranger will randomly determine the Natures of all Wild Pokemon encountered. Once you’ve given a Pokemon a Nature, it will have that Nature forever, so make sure you choose wisely. You can control the actions of your Pokemon, but keep in mind the Ranger has this power as well. A Trainer can say they see Wild Pokemon and point them out, but they can’t try to start a battle with the Pokemon. A Trainer can control the RP and occurrences to an extent; you could say you see smoke in the distance and want to go check it out, but the Ranger is the one who decides whether or not you actually go to do so. You can say you fall into a concealed pit and then try to get out, but the Ranger will determine if you can get out on your own or if you need assistance. Even though the Ranger controls a good portion of the RP (just like in Dungeons and Dragons), the Trainer is free to have small events happen to shake up the RP and keep it interesting. Next, a Trainer can have their Pokemon use any learned moves outside of battle to affect the surroundings, but again, only to an extent. You can use Ember to start a campfire, but you can’t decide to burn down the forest by having a Pokemon use fifty Fire Blasts. Finally, Trainers can decide the Gender of Wild Pokemon they encounter.

A few things about the “Trainers Can’t” info: A Trainer cannot control any actions of any Wild Pokemon (the Ranger solely controls all Wild Pokemon). A Trainer also cannot say whether any of their attacks hit the foe while in battle. The Ranger decides the final outcome of all moves used. Trainer can’t initiate major events, such as setting a fire in the plains or breaking a limb. If the Ranger feels major events like this should take place (considering the various conditions of the situation), then they may initiate major events. As already explained, Trainers can’t choose the Nature of Wild Pokemon. Trainers also are not allowed to cause considerable damage to any area of the Park; blowing a huge hole into the side of Mt. Deckbi is an example of this, or somehow poisoning the pools in the Great Lakes. Keep in mind that Trainers are restricted to the area they choose at the beginning of each visit; you cannot decide you want to go from the Woods to Meteor Valley in one visit. Finally, only the Ranger can say when a Pokemon has been captured.


General Rules of RP

1) No God-moding! This is when your character ALWAYS hits their target, NEVER takes a hit or gets injured, is invincible… basically, it’s making your character god-like.

2) No Bunnying! This is when you control another character’s actions and/or make them act out of character. Rangers can bunny a Trainer’s Pokemon if the need arises, but that’s it.

3) Limit cursing. An occasional “damn” here or “hell” there is fine, but don’t run around dropping f-bombs and swearing like the proverbial sailor. Take forum rules into account as well.

4) Please, no romance! This is an RP, not a romance novel or soft porn. I mean, if you want some light hugging and kissing, then go for it, but nothing beyond that.

5) Be respectful to everyone else in the RP.

6) Try to keep OOC stuff to a minimum. If you need to discuss something with your Trainer/Ranger and it’ll take more than a sentence or two, please take it to PM or somewhere else.

7) Trainers: You will honor the final decisions of all Rangers and Park Officials. If you think an outcome is unfair or something, you’re welcome to come to Park Staff and we’ll further discuss things.

8) Remember to always follow BMG/PWN/PXR’s ToS (Terms of Service; that long block of text you agreed to follow when you first joined the forum).

Basically, this is like any other RP, except for a few key differences. That being the case, most rules that apply to regular RPs will apply to this one, even if they’re not posted here. If you have questions about something, feel free to ask any Ranger or Staff member.


Roleplay Basics

The National Park works as an area in the URPG where all Pokemon, barring legendaries, can be caught. To do this, Trainers pick an area from our Location List and pair up with a Ranger to go exploring in a roleplay.

A roleplay is like an interactive story for two or more people, so feel free to get creative. There aren’t really any set ways to do this, so Rangers have free reign to come up with things like plot, the way Pokemon appear, etc. This means that not every run is just going to be an assembly line of battling wild Pokemon. There can be plot problems to solve, hard choices to make, or even a technical boss fight. It all depends on what the Ranger comes up with and works out with the Trainer. If a Trainer wants nothing but a stream of battles, that’s perfectly fine, but if they want something more fun, that’s fine too.

Despite the type of run it is, a Trainer can really get into the role and play out their character like they think he or she would act in their posts. There are a couple things to keep in mind, however:

Communication
This is key. A successful roleplay is about communication as much as creativity. If a Trainer is confused about what a Ranger wrote or wants more detail about something specific, like the environment, it’s important to ask, either in a post or through VM/PM/instant messenger. Likewise, if a Trainer wants to contribute to plot or request a simple run with just many battles, they should communicate that too. We can’t read minds!

Quality:
Many things in the Park depend on the quality of a Trainer’s posts, since that is the only thing Rangers have to work with. This is not a perfect science job, with strict rules like reffing. Much of what Rangers do is judgment-based, so there is no definite format. That is where the Trainer’s job comes in to impress them.

To keep quality high, put some effort into posts. Include things like what your character is doing/thinking, environment, how their partner Pokemon is acting, etc, just like you would in a story. Be descriptive. If outside of battle, solve problems creatively. Staying in character, for both a Trainer and their Pokemon, also adds points to this. Here are some other things that contribute:

1. Realism: Could the attack really happen? Is the Pokemon the type to execute that type of move and are they healthy enough to do it? Can the Pokemon follow a long string of commands that gets confusing or complicated? If not, then the move may not work out the way a Trainer plans. Keep in mind that Pokemon also aren’t stuck in one place—they can move around and dodge. Just don’t expect to dodge all attacks; that wouldn’t be plausible.

2. Practicality: Trainers will encounter many different environments, outside factors, and details as they travel through the Park. Pay attention to these, as they can affect battles and interactions with Pokemon. For example, using Vine Whip on a Lapras’ shell will probably do less damage than using it on the soft underbelly. Likewise, trying to use Quick Attack through a muddy patch may slow the Pokemon down. A Trainer can use the surroundings to their advantage—as well as being used against them.

3. Base Power (BP) and Power Points (PP): While moves don’t always work in the Park the same they do in game, there are still some things to keep track of. Base Power (BP) refers to how strong a move is—higher BP moves are likely to do more damage. Power Points (PP), however, don’t refer to how many times you can use a move. Instead, it’s a guide to see how hard the move is to perform—moves that have few PP, like Hyper Beam, are harder to use than moves with a lot of PP, like Tackle.

4. Creativity: Just calling out attacks may not get a Trainer anywhere, either in or out of battle. If in battle, come up with unique ways to use moves, and really describe them too. Many people forget that. Try to use combinations, like Sweet Scent to disorient a wild Pokemon before a Trainer’s charges in with Headbutt. If outside of battle, think of non-standard ways to solve the issues that come up. Use quirks; try something weird.

5. Basic Grammar: While this doesn’t need to be perfect, a post that has many typos or an odd structure can be hard to understand, and that may not translate clearly what a Trainer wants to happen. Keep in mind that other people read these posts, so a basic proofread or breaking up text into paragraphs can really help. If unsure, checking Ranger posts may provide a good example.

MCR:
Every post made by both Rangers and Trainers must be at least 500 characters (not words). This is to ensure that the run actually makes some progress. Also, it’s hard to have high quality with a string of short posts. Each Pokemon encountered also has a Minimum Character Requirement (MCR) guideline.

MCR is what determines how many characters, and thus how much effort, should go into getting a Pokemon. Each Rank has its own MCR; in order to capture a Mon, a Trainer must meet the MCR for the Pokemon they want to catch. Going over the MCR will give them a bonus to help their odds of successfully catching a Pokemon; being under the limit will penalize them and make it harder. The MCR will reset upon each encounter ending, with the exception of Legendary Pokemon—characters during a Legend encounter carry over into the next encounter.

A Pokemon’s MCR can be lowered by special Items available in the Park Shop. A Pokemon’s MCR can be reduced by 20%. The following is a list of MCRs and how many total characters can be removed from them:


Starting a Run

Join URPG
Trainers must be a member of URPG in order to take a run through the Park. There is also a Start-Up Guide available for a quicker breakdown of the basics.

Character Creation
Once signed up, Trainers can make a post with a character in the Sign-Up thread (BMG | PWN | PXR) for use in a roleplay. There is no limit on the amount of characters you can create, but a Ranger does have to approve them. Any useful or interesting details about characters can be listed here, as well as a piece of art if it’s appropriate.

This area is where you’ll keep track of which Pokemon you bring into and take out of the Park—as well as their natures. Your own Pokemon natures can be kept in your regular URPG stats if you like, but be sure to keep Park captures in your sign-up for easier tracking. Any Park items you own can also go on the sign-up or in your normal stats.

Park Shop
Before a Trainer goes out on a run, they need supplies from the Park Shop (BMG | PWN | PXR). The only required items are Parkballs to catch Pokemon, but there are many other useful items, such as Voice Disks to attract a specific Pokemon, repellents to keep certain Pokemon away, and healing items if Trainer Pokemon get too hurt in battle. All supplies must be purchased before the run begins—they can’t be added while the run is progressing.

The only items a Ranger carries with them for sale are Pokedolls, which give 100% escape rate from any wild Pokemon. These can be bought during the run for 500 each if a Trainer doesn’t want to buy them beforehand. Money for them is subtracted from stats in a Trainer’s next post just as it would be in the Mart or Shop.

Pokemon
A basic run fee covers two Pokemon accompanying a Trainer on a run—up to six Pokemon can be brought if extra permits are purchased. That being said, a run is possible with just one Pokemon, but it’s not advised.

This is a trap a lot of new members who want to get into the Park right away fall into. If it’s a Trainer’s first run, the Beginner Run RP serves as a cheaper, low-risk run to help introduce new people into the Park. If the Beginner Run isn’t appealing, keep in mind that a regular run is a little tougher, and there are a couple things to make it easier:

  1. Evolve Starter Pokemon. Not only will a fully-evolved Pokemon operate better in the roleplay, but extra money from the battles will help buy more supplies that can make the run easier, such as extra Parkballs or a healing item.
  2. Get a second Pokemon. The entry fee covers two Pokemon, so take advantage of it. Now that our starter package includes a free Mart mon voucher, this is much easier. Evolve that Pokemon too, and Trainers are set up with two fully-fledged Pokemon to navigate the Park with. It can make a lot of difference.

There are people who like the challenge of doing a run with unevolved Pokemon, for either plot, story, or personal reasons, and that’s fine too—just know that Rangers will not go easier on a Trainer just because they have unevolved partners, unless it’s a Beginner-style run.

Once a Trainer decides which Pokemon they will take with them on a run, they have to decide two things:

  1. Ability: If a Pokemon has more than one ability, a Trainer must choose which one they want to use for the duration of their run. Most of them work like they do in-game, with a few exceptions.
  2. Nature: This is a little bit harder. Every Pokemon also has a nature which partly dictates how it acts in battle or otherwise. When a Trainer brings a Pokemon into the Park to go on a run, they can choose their own Pokemon natures. Once entered in a run, this nature cannot change except by using an item from the Park Shop, so choose wisely. Wild Pokemon a Trainer captures will also be assigned a nature, but these cannot be changed at all.

Nature is not the be-all-end-all as far as personality. All Pokemon, under the right circumstances, can be persuaded or act out in a way that’s not totally in-line with their nature. Quality of post will determine the majority of what a Trainer can ask their Pokemon to do that is not in-character. Keeping aligned with the correct nature often wins points in a Trainer’s favor, while ignoring nature can have negative effects. Some natures are harder to roleplay, such as Sassy, but there are a few basic starting ones too, like Brave or Hardy.

Applying for a Run
Once all preparations are made, a Trainer is ready to apply to go on a run. The first thing to do is pick out an area from our Locations List. We have ten different areas to pick from, all with a different selection of Pokemon:

After picking an area, a Trainer has to select what type of run they want to do. There are three sections to choose from:

There are also three different types of runs in these categories:

Preparations Complete

After everything is decided, a Trainer can fill in the right information in the Front Gate application of Beginner (BMG | PWN | PXR), Individual (BMG | PWN | PXR), or Main (BMG | PWN | PXR) and wait for a Ranger to accept their run. Happy catching!


Natures

Natures will not alter your Pokemon’s stats. These are simply guidelines to help you roleplay your Pokemon’s personality, as it will have an effect on their performance. Remember that Nature is not everything, as creativity/plot/etc can make exceptions for move selections and behavior.

1. Adamant(Stubborn): This Pokémon is usually immune to persuasion because its set in its beliefs. It’ll be likely to ignore Encore, Taunt, Follow Me, Covet, Attract, Captivate, and moves of that sort. In fact, it might make this Pokémon more determined if someone uses those moves on it. If it does fall for one of those moves, it probably won’t admit it’s under an attack’s effect and will willingly let itself deeper into the affliction. It’s also likely to ignore the Trainer if the Pokémon feels the Trainer’s suggestion isn’t the best (this could be a possible penalty if the member’s post requires one). This Pokémon isn’t a good team player. It really hates using added moves except for BMs.

2. Bashful(Silent and Reserved): This Pokémon will usually obey unless it feels bad for some reason. Either way, it won’t show emotions or complain. However, when disobeying, all this Pokémon will do is retreat or sit there and do nothing. It’s an excellent team player and nice for making combos. It might have preference when using its level up moves or added moves, but it won’t let a Trainer know what it is. Whether it prefers using one or the other is secretly randomized by the Ranger and the Trainer should just pay attention to the way the Pokémon behaves. This could make for a good bonus if the Trainer notices or a penalty if the Trainer doesn’t get it after a few tries.

3. Bold(Show off): This Pokémon should be more prone to give everything it’s got, not being afraid of anything, and being risky/accident prone. It might also be likely to run towards incoming attacks to dodge at the last second and strike the opponent head on, so it will not be as likely to dodge. This kind of Pokémon should be a bit more creative when using dangerous surroundings because it has a need to show that it’s brave and daring. It doesn’t mind using its level up moves or BMs, but it loves using the added ones.

4. Brave (Courageous): This Pokémon won’t be easily intimidated and won’t back away from a fight. However, it’s not necessarily daring. Just because it’s brave it doesn’t mean it’s dumb or accident prone. However, this Pokémon might have a bit of conflict when its partner or its Trainer cowers or if they don’t believe in this Pokémon’s capabilities. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

5. Calm (Peaceful and Serene): This Pokémon prefers to dodge moves and attack, dodge and attack, and so on. It also pays attention to strike in a way were it would cause the most effect. Note that this Pokémon will ignore Taunt and is really likely to not fall under the effects of Outrage, Rage, Thrash, and Petal Dance. It’s a good team player and nice for making combos. This Pokémon doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves, although it prefers to not have to make direct contact.

6. Careful(Cautious and Wise): This Pokémon likes to play it defensively and, if possible, wait out the battle. It’s a master of defensive moves, healing moves, or any move that hinders the target’s attack. It enjoys playing ninja with the surroundings. This Pokémon doesn’t like attacking the opponent unless it’s using moves to decrease the target’s power or moves to inflict a status condition. However, it won’t question using damaging moves once it feels safe enough to attack. This Pokémon really dislikes using added damaging moves, including BMs, but it has no problem with its own level up moves and added non-damaging moves.

7. Docile (Silent and Obedient): This Pokémon would never disobey its Trainer and will try to please them even when its health won’t allow it. This Pokémon’s Trainer should be considerate and more aware of their Pokémon’s health as it may get itself KO’d while trying to obey. Rangers should be very strict on a Trainer using this Pokemon. Still, it is good for making complex combos. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

8. Gentle (Peaceful and Kind): This Pokémon prefers to dodge moves and attack lightly, dodge, and attack lightly, and so on. It’s fully aware that the enemy Pokémon is meant to be captured, so it will try its best to not deliver a KO. Note that this Pokémon might ignore Taunt and has a slight chance of not falling under the effects of Outrage, Thrash, and Petal Dance due to its peaceful tendencies. It’s an excellent team player and nice for making combos. This Pokémon prefers weaker moves and may be hesitant to use a more powerful one.

9. Hardy (Courageous and Daring): This Pokémon should be more prone to give everything it’s got and not be afraid of anything. It might also be likely to run towards incoming attacks to use those attacks to its advantage somehow, so it might be a bit less likely to dodge. It is probable that this kind of Pokémon will take charge in a tricky situation and show no fear. The actions it takes may work wonderfully or fail miserably due to its risk-taking. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

10. Hasty (Impatient): This Pokémon prefers straightforward battling and will tend to act on its own if the Trainer commands more than one non-damaging move. It prefers to attack head-on rather than from the distance, and it’s very vengeful on anyone who either hurt it or delayed it. It’ll fall blindly for any Taunts but will ignore completely any Encore on a non-damaging move. This Pokémon does require to be praised by the Trainer for a job well done. It prefers to use level up moves and BMs. It has nothing against added moves, but having it do a level up move instead of an added one is a plausible penalty if one is needed.

11. Impish (Mischievous): This Pokémon will get bored and ignore the Trainer if the commands tend to be too straightforward. This Pokémon likes to do really complex combos and loves doing tricky moves. It easily masters non-damaging moves other than Attract, Captivate, Encore, and Charm, and it won’t give its all when doing damaging moves unless it feels that it’s about to give the last blow. It loves the idea of placing the target in an embarrassing scenario. This member should get a good bonus for placing traps or making pranks; suggesting these to the Pokémon should also make it snap out of Taunt and Encore if well thought-out. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves but prefers non-damaging moves over damaging ones.

12. Jolly (Happy and High Spirited): This Pokémon is very optimistic and seems to enjoy almost everything. It believes in itself and in others, so it’s a perfect team player. It is a master of charming moves (Attract, Captivate, Charm, Tickle, etc), and it’s hard to bring this Pokémon’s spirit down. However, this Pokémon might be really sensitive to what its own Trainer has to say. It doesn’t require cheering, but cheering for it wouldn’t hurt either. This Pokémon is likely to make friends with the wild Pokémon, even while in battle, so asking it to hurt a wild Pokemon too much might cause it to hesitate. This Pokémon tends to be very aware of others’ capabilities so it’s very unlikely for it to KO a wild Pokémon. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

13. Lax (Lazy, Doesn’t feel anxiety or worry): This Pokémon isn’t good for making combos. It’ll probably just do the first attack it’s told if it thinks the combo is too complex for it. It’ll be very unlikely to fall for Encore, Taunt, Follow Me, Covet, Captivate, Attract and moves of that sort. Sleep moves will work well on this Pokémon. It won’t give its best all the time as it’s not that motivated. It’ll respond better if the Trainer offers a reward for a job well done. Be warned, this Pokémon is completely vengeful about having its rest and relaxation be disturbed. It’ll act viciously to whatever or whoever is responsible for disturbing it. It really hates to use added moves except for BMs.

14. Lonely (Sad without companionship): This Pokémon requires support from its Trainer. It’s likely to do better if the Trainer cheers for it and to be careless if the Trainer remains silent. It should do great when teamed with another Pokémon and give its all when helped by a team move such as Helping Hand, Acupressure, Follow Me, etc. It should refuse to battle if it somehow feels betrayed by its partner or Trainer. It prefers using its level up moves rather than the added ones, but it will attempt one or two added moves in a battle.

15. Mild (Peaceful and Easy-going): This Pokémon’s level of obedience is very good, although it will dramatically drop if the Trainer acts harshly in any way, including towards the opponent. It loves to get encouraged by the Trainer, but it tends to be afraid of hurting the target too bad. This Pokémon does perform combos excellently and is compatible to team with any other nature. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

16. Modest (Humble and Moderate): This Pokémon will refuse to do Contest-Styled battling or show off in any way. It prefers everything simple and well-balanced. Because of that, this Pokemon does not need a lot of praise, since it’s fairly confident in its skills. In fact, too much praise might fluster or embarrass this Pokemon and make it mess up or refuse to act. It also doesn’t like people or Pokemon who boast too much and may attack them first if it has multiple options. It likes battles to have little to no tricks and to use mainly level up moves and BMs.

17. Naive (Inexperienced and Trusting): This Pokémon is usually obedient, but it’s not so good at making combos. When commanded to do combos, it might skip the non-damaging moves or any move in the combo the Pokémon doesn’t really see the point in using. However, it’s perfect for two-on-two battles, as it’ll play along with whatever its partner starts. Also, this Pokémon will hardly ever fall for Taunt, Covet, Attract, Encore, Charm, Captivate, Fake Tears, and moves of the sort, as it doesn’t understand them. On top of that, even when sick or tired, this Pokémon will give it its best shot as it’ll still expect its moves to be at full power—a Trainer should watch out for this. This Pokémon requires lots of encouragement and coaching from its Trainer because at times it might even forget it’s in a battle or will allow the opponent to get too close as it tends not to expect attacks. It uses BMs and level up moves best, but it doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or other added moves.

18. Naughty (Badly Behave and Mildly Indecent): This Pokémon will be prone to disobey the Trainer (as a penalty) or it will aim at the target’s face, behind, and possibly at the target’s mouth if it’s opened. The Trainer could get creative by treating this Pokémon as a child and/or using reverse psychology on it, since asking it to do nicer things might not go over well. A Trainer also has to watch out for it being too mean to others. This Pokémon might be hard to deal with, so Rangers should go easy on a Trainer using one. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

19. Quiet (Silent and Shy): This Pokémon won’t dare show off, and it doesn’t do combos at all. It prefers to attack from the distance, but it won’t panic when facing an incoming Pokémon. Instead, it’ll flinch, use Teleport, use a move that’s altered if the user is attacked (Counter, Destiny Bond, Avalanche, etc.), or on rare occasions it might use Roar or Whirlwind. The Trainer must keep this Pokémon on its toes to keep that from happening. One thing to note about Quiet Pokémon is that they are always paying attention to everything and are really focused during the battle. They will study the opposing Pokémon and tend to always aim at whatever seems to be the Pokémon’s weak spot (“It’s always the quiet ones”). Still, when attacking from the distance, this Pokémon is extremely cautious and is very likely to dodge most attacks. It does not like company, but it won’t complain about it either. It doesn’t enjoy using added moves, including BMs.

20. Quirky (Eccentric, Original, and Unpredictable): This Pokémon loves using moves such as Metronome, Sleep Talk, and Assist. It’s very dedicated when it comes to using moves that have no STAB bonus. It’ll always try do something odd when attacking, usually involving the weather and the surroundings; something that a normal Pokémon wouldn’t do in a battle. But make no mistake, this Pokémon is fully aware of what’s going on, usually, and is likely to dodge incoming attacks. The enemy Pokémon is often caught off-guard by this Pokémon’s weird ways. This Pokémon prefers to use added moves, including BMs, and dislikes using level up moves.

21. Relaxed (Does not feel anxiety or worry): This Pokémon isn’t good for making complex combos. It’ll probably just do the first attack it’s told if it thinks the combo is too complex for it. It’ll be very unlikely to fall for Encore, Taunt, Follow Me, Covet, Captivate and moves of that sort (except maybe Attract). It will also be likely to ignore Worry Seed, and it’s pretty rare to see this type of Pokemon fretting about anything. The Pokémon will ignore the Trainer if the Trainer puts too much pressure on it. It doesn’t have preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

22. Rash (Impulsive and Reckless): This Pokémon prefers straightforward battling and will act on its own if the Trainer commands a non-damaging move. It prefers to attack head-on rather than from the distance, and it’s very determined to knock out its target. The Trainer must be firm with this Pokémon as they won’t get a chance to capture the target Pokémon if it does get KO’d. This type of Pokemon will fall blindly for any Taunts, since it’s basically self-taunted to begin with, but will ignore completely any Encore on a non-damaging move. This Pokémon does not require cheering or praises of any kind. It prefers to use level up moves and BMs. It has nothing against added moves, but having it do a level up move instead of an added one is a plausible penalty if one is needed.

23. Sassy (Lively, Stylish, and Disrespectful): This Pokémon just loves to strut, and it demands Contest-Styled battling. It craves attention and is a master of moves like Fake Tears, Charm, Attract, and Captivate. If this Pokémon doesn’t think the Trainer is helping it to show off while battling, it might just stand there and strike a pose. Still, wild Pokémon are likely to become puzzled and get caught completely off-guard when facing a Pokémon like this one. It’s a bad team player unless the partner helps to make this Pokemon look better, but it’s excellent for making complex combos. This Pokemon has no preference when using its level up moves or added moves.

24. Serious (Dedicated, Humorless): This Pokémon will always obey if the Trainer acts serious as well. With this Pokémon, it’s better for it and the Trainer to be on the same page at all times as it might become puzzled if the Trainer suggests something it doesn’t expect. This Pokémon doesn’t like overdoing anything, but it will always give its best. Since this Pokémon is completely self-aware, it won’t try to do anything it can’t do, and it will become mad if the Trainer insists on something it doesn’t want to do. This Pokémon is likely to ignore Attract, Captivate, Charm, and Encore, as well as being likely to ignore the secondary effects of Outrage, Thrash, and Petal Dance. Its ability to be a team player depends on how compatible it is with the partner’s personality. It doesn’t have a preference when it comes to added moves or level up moves.

25. Timid (Shy): This Pokémon won’t dare show off and it doesn’t do combos at all. It prefers to attack from the distance. If a wild Pokemon gets too close, this Pokemon will probably panic and attack the incoming Pokémon with more force than if the target were further away. However, this Pokémon is extremely cautious and very likely to dodge most attacks. Since this Pokémon doesn’t like battling much, it’ll perform moves that will get it outside of battle (Baton Pass, Explosion/Self-destruct, Memento, U-turn, etc) better than any other moves. It’s a plausible penalty for this Pokémon to use moves like those if it gets too scared. This Pokémon does not like company and won’t do well when partnered. It doesn’t enjoy using added moves, including BMs.


Pokemon Abilities

These are the Pokemon Abilities that are slightly modified for anime style. If the Ability isn’t listed, it works like in game.

Adaptability – Moves matching the this Pokemon’s type will be more powerful and better performed.

Analytic – This Pokemon is cautious and tends to let the foe attack first so it can plan its own attacks more efficiently.

Anger Point – When hit on a weak spot, Pokemon will become angry and strike with greater force than normal.

Anticipation – This Pokemon can feel danger coming its way.

Battle Armor – This Pokemon’s armor decreases damage and has no weak spots.

Cheek Pouch – This Pokemon restores 5% HP if an Apricorn is successfully found (only when out of ball).

Color Change – This Pokemon is able to become invisible except for any markings the Pokemon has.

Compoundeyes – This Pokemon’s sight is a lot better than that of other Pokemon, even during the night, giving this Pokemon enhanced accuracy.

Dry Skin – This Pokemon is refreshed by rain and water, but it can’t stand heat or strong sunlight.

Forewarn – The Pokemon may sense what might happen next.

Friend Guard – This Pokemon cares more for its allies than itself, so in during battle it will guard them to reduce the amount of damage they take.

Frisk – This Pokemon will be very attentive to detail and has an extra chance to find an Apricorn after a battle.

Gluttony – This Pokemon will eat anything edible, and if it finds Berries, will eat them at 75% health. When it sees or smells food, this Pokemon will do anything it can to reach it.

Grass Pelt – This Pokemon can blend into grassy areas.

Guts – This Pokemon will fight harder when suffering from a status condition.

Harvest – This Pokemon raises the rate of finding an Apricorn to 25% after a battle.

Healer – This Pokemon hates seeing teammates suffer, so in battle it may attempt to heal the status conditions of its allies.

Honey Gather – The Pokemon might be able to find Honey when out of the Pokeball. (Only 3 times per Park visit. 50% rate)

Intimidate – This Pokemon’s behavior or appearance may cause opponents to hesitate to attack.

Klutz – This Pokemon is extremely accident-prone and uncoordinated. It has a big problem with even simple combos, and may often trip and/or fall.

Magician – This Pokemon has a knack for finding Apricorns on the ground. (Three times per visit. 25% rate)

Moxie – This Pokemon is not likely to be discouraged.

Mummy – This Pokemon wraps foes who Physically attack it in bandages that change the attacker’s Ability to Mummy.

No Guard – This Pokemon will always battle as close to the opponent as possible to maximize accuracy and even be able to strike through Protect and Detect from time to time. (Certain Pokemon may not apply this Ability due to their nature)

Pickup – This Pokemon has a knack for finding Apricorns on the ground. (Three times per visit. 25% rate)

Pressure – The enemy Pokemon must put out a bit more effort when striking this Pokemon and makes it hard to use the same move more than once per battle.

Reckless – Pokemon will try to hit hard regardless of the consequences.

Rivalry – The Pokemon will try its best to get rid of other Pokemon of the same gender, but it will be shy when facing Pokemon of the opposite gender.

Run Away – This Pokemon grants an extra 10% chance to successfully run from an encounter .

Shell Armor – This Pokemon’s armor decreases damage and has no weak spots.

Shield Dust – This Pokemon creates dust when being attacked that slightly reduces the power of incoming attacks and negates added effects.

Sniper – This Pokemon always tries to inspect the target for weak spots and attempts to hit them harder than usual.

Solid Rock – This Pokemon’s body is very hard, decreasing the damage of super-effective moves by 25% and also slightly lowering the damage of all other moves.

Stench – This Pokemon’s odor will bother all Pokemon who can smell it or who aren’t used to that smell. Useful during battle, but it will also repel wild Pokemon.

Sticky Hold – This Pokemon’s grip is extremely hard to break, no matter what it is holding.

Suction Cups – This Pokemon has suction cups which it may use to hang on to anything, including the ground.

Symbiosis – This Pokemon is naturally friendly and helpful toward all Pokemon.

Truant – This Pokemon’s Nature becomes Lax as long as it has this Ability.

Unburden – When this Pokemon uses a healing move, its speed raises.

Unnerve – This Pokemon makes its foes uneasy.

Wonder Guard – This Pokemon takes only a very small amount of damage from any move that is not super-effective, but super-effective moves will knock it out in one hit.


Anime Realism

These are some fun facts that are not applied in the video games but that both Rangers and Trainers must be aware of as they will apply to the National Park:


Anime-Style Moves

Here are some moves that are different in the anime than in the video games:

Astonish: It’s not a Physical move and it doesn’t require contact. The user just shouts in a frightening ghostly way while its face just morphs, stretches, darkens, and overall it becomes so scary the opponent flinches.

Barrier: Creates an invisible wall that shields the user. However, the wall will remain in place, so it doesn’t protect the user if the attack goes around the wall or if the user moves from behind the wall’s protection. The wall doesn’t disappear until the user faints though.

Confuse Ray: It travels within a second to nearby targets when on land. However, when underwater, it slowly spreads through the water like ink. It still does confuse with very high accuracy.

Confusion: The Pokemon uses its psychic power to lift the opponent into the air and move it around at will. This grip doesn’t last forever, but it may cause the opponent to become confused once it ends.

Counter: It’s type equals that of the attack being reflected.

Detect: It doesn’t create a barrier. The Pokemon just senses the opponent’s attack and dodges it.

Disable: The opponent becomes unable to move as long as the user is able to focus enough to maintain this attack.

Double Team: The user creates copies of itself. These copies can either be simple illusions or they can be like clones which can also move and attack. Creating the ones who can attack, however, will also drain a lot of energy from the user.

Dragon Rage: It’s actually a Dragon-type Flamethrower that doesn’t always deliver 40 points of damage

Fire Spin: The user creates a fire twister to trap the target in it. If successful, even though its base power is 15, it’ll do continuous damage so it can strike as a Flamethrower or even better depending on how it was performed.

Fissure: In the National Park, Fissure is not a one-hit-kill move—it’s just a really strong Earthquake. It’s also particularly effective in changing the landscape. Be careful, as damaging the Park too much can get a Trainer in trouble.

Focus Punch: The user’s fists begin to glow, but the user doesn’t wait for the target to make a move. The user just charges towards the opponent to strike. The move fails if the user gets hit before it can strike.

Glare: The user’s eyes begin to glow yellow as it stares at the target. It inflicts the paralysis status condition on the target only for as long as the user keeps staring and is able to focus this attack.

Guillotine: The Guillotine takes on the form of a large, white, slashing light emanated by the Pokemon’s claw. It doesn’t cause a Pokemon to faint instantly; it’s more like a very strong Slash.

Hail: It can either summon snow storms or hail storms. Either one will activate abilities that activate during Hail.

Happy Hour: Can be used when taking a picture to double that picture’s value. Can only be used once per run.

Haze: The user creates a cold, dark smokescreen. It will still remove all stat modifications.

Heal Bell: It requires the user to be near the target(s). It’ll heal scars, status conditions, and a bit of health. In addition to that, it soothes those who can hear it.

Horn Drill: It’s obviously stronger than a Horn Attack, but doesn’t knock out the target in one hit even if it connects.

Ice Fang: The user can shoot ice rays out of its fangs that doesn’t require contact at all. Conversely, this can also be used as an icy biting attack.

Light Screen: It does create a protective barrier for special moves, but the barrier vanishes as soon as the user performs another move. Alternatively, this move can also create five panels that wear out over time.

Magical Leaf: The user fires colorful leaves at the target. These leaves will go wherever the user wants them to—until they hit something or until the user becomes unable to focus on them; whichever comes first.

Meditate: While it does increase attack power, the Pokemon also levitates while using this move.

Mirror Coat: It’s type equals that of the attack being reflected.

Mirror Move: The user copies the last move used against it, even if the attack didn’t hit.

Perish Song: This doesn’t knock out every Pokemon on the field in 3 turns. The song just delivers heavy damage and a lot of pain to the performer and any Pokemon who hears it. It requires for the user to keep singing if the Trainer wants both Pokemon to faint. If the user stops singing, the song’s effect stops.

Petal Dance: It can be used once without the user throwing a tantrum. The problem may come if the user is told to use it more than once.

Protect: While Protect does work just like in the games, it doesn’t prevent the opponent from receiving recoil damage from their own moves.

Psychic: The Pokemon uses its psychic power to lift the opponent into the air and move it around at will. This grip doesn’t last forever, but it lasts longer than Confusion, and it may cause the opponent to become more sensitive to special attacks.

Psywave: The user creates a ring of psychic energy and shoots it at the target. The power of this move is still random.

Reflect: It does create a protective barrier for physical moves, but the barrier vanishes as soon as the user performs another move. Alternatively, this move can also create five panels that wear out over time.

Rest: The Pokemon goes to sleep, but its Health remains the same while it sleeps. The opponent must try to do as much damage as needed to the sleeping Pokemon because once the user wakes up, it’ll be a full Health.

Roar: The Pokemon lets out a loud bellow that can startle a foe and interrupt a move. This does not automatically scare away a wild Pokemon.

Rock Tomb: Rocks come out of the ground and hold the target in place.

Rototiller: After a battle, a Pokemon can use this to have an extra chance at finding an Apricorn.

Sandstorm: It can summon sandstorms, but it can also be used as a Ground-type Twister which won’t alter the weather.

Sand Tomb: The user spins around on the ground creating a swirling sand pit trap. The user remains in the center/bottom of the sand pit. Any Pokemon caught in this trap will slowly sink into it while being dragged towards the user Pokemon.

Safeguard: The user creates a force field that weakens attacks slightly, eliminating any possible status condition they may inflict. Physical items cannot get into the Safeguard (such as natural falling rocks), but a Pokemon might be able to enter it with a well-performed attack. Safeguard does require for the user focus on it a bit, but it still allows the user to multitask.

Secret Power: While this move’s power and effects are still the same in anime style, this move can be used as a physical move and make contact or as a special move and not make contact at all. It all depends on how the trainer describes the way Secret Power is being performed.

Shadow Punch: The user punches at the target from a distance. Shadow fists will be shot out of the user’s punches to try to strike the target.

Sonicboom: It doesn’t always do 40 points of damage. Its damage and uses depends on how the Pokemon performs it. It can be a strong move, but, it all depends on the Trainer’s quality and the Ranger’s judgment.

Spikes: The user shoots spikes all around. They may hurt any Pokemon that steps on them, no matter which team they are from or how they stepped on the spikes.

Spite: The user becomes spiteful towards the target and makes it harder for it to perform the last move it used.

Sweet Kiss: The user creates pink hearts that will confuse anyone who touches them.

Tail Whip: In addition to possibly dropping the target’s defense, it acts like a whip, so it will do a bit of damage.

Teeter Dance: The user dances a misbalanced Hawaiian Hula Dance. Everyone around will be forced to dance in the same way, including the Trainer if they or the Pokemon weren’t careful.

Teleport: It doesn’t necessarily teleport the user and its Trainer away from battle. The Pokemon can just use it to dodge or teleport to a more strategic spot.

Toxic Spikes: Judging from how Spikes work, these spikes shot by the user may hurt any Pokemon that steps on them, including poisoning them, no matter which team they are from or how they stepped on the spikes.

Transform: In addition to how Transform works in the video games, the user may also choose to transform into anything it sees, including plants, items, humans, etc. Also, a Pokemon may use Transform even if the Pokemon it transformed into doesn’t know that move.

Whirlwind: This move can be used as a Flying-type Twister. It does not automatically scare away a wild Pokemon.

Yawn: The user spits out a big, slow-moving, pink bubble that puts anyone to sleep on contact.

Zen Headbutt: The user attempts a headbutt that shoots out psychic waves. These waves may flinch the target before Zen Headbutt strikes and not after.

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Hidden Power note: Hidden Power is rolled randomly for use in the Park. After the Trainer leaves the Park, they must get an official Type roll for Hidden Power.

Attract note: Attract remains on the Pokemon it was inflicted on, regardless of post quality, until either the user or the one inflicted leaves battle.

Destiny Bond note: Destiny Bond does not remain on the field for the duration of the battle. It fades after the second post it was used in. For example, Froslass uses Destiny Bond. If it was a Wild Pokemon, it fades on the Ranger’s next post. If the Trainer used it, it fades on the Trainer’s next post.

Aromatherapy note: Only Pokemon near the user are affected. It restores status to normal and energizes those affected (it doesn’t replenish HP, just gives a temporary energy boost).

Mimic note: When used, Mimic randomly copies one of the foe’s moves and stays as that move until either recalled or the battle is over.

Assist note: The user randomly uses a move known by one of the other Pokemon currently with the Trainer (not one chosen from a Pokemon that wasn’t specifically brought into the Park with the Trainer).

Future Sight: In the post following the one it was used, the user can either: avoid an attack, counter an attack, or launch an offensive attack. Depending on the Trainer’s post quality, the user may perform two or even three of these actions.


Encountering Pokemon

After the expedition has been started, a Trainer will go through their chosen area and run into Pokemon. How they run into those Pokemon is up to the Ranger. Some will be stumbled upon, chased after, or even ambushed. A Trainer must then decide what to do with the encounter.

What Pokemon Appear:
A Ranger determines what Pokemon show up by first randomly rolling rank of Pokemon from the tier list located here. Then, Pokemon are rolled according to the location the Trainer chose. For example, say a Trainer was going to the Botanical Gardens. If a 5 is rolled off the tier list, that is Common Rank. Then, the Ranger rolls an 11, which signals Combee is going to appear. If a repellent is used, the incorrect Pokemon are rerolled accordingly. Rangers can obtain these lists in one of two ways:

Order Pokemon Appear:
There really is no set order for which Pokemon appear when—that is entirely up to the Ranger. Some of them like to arrange Pokemon by plot or according to the Trainer’s skill level or quality. Some may even randomly roll the order. A particularly common approach is to “save the best for last” in regards to a Pokemon the Trainer maybe really wants or is really rare. There are a couple things that can affect Pokemon order, however:

Trainer’s Choice:
After a Pokemon appears, the Trainer needs to make a choice in what they want to do with it. They have two main options:


Battling Pokemon

Battling is a key part in the Park because it’s the most direct way to interact with Pokemon. The main thing to remember is that battling the Park is not like in-game at all—a Pokemon isn’t going to faint in one or two hits. The battle calculator is not used. Instead, it’s more anime-like, and damage and effects are influenced by post quality. Both Rangers and Trainers have different jobs:

Trainers:
For the most part, there aren’t too many things for a Trainer to keep track of. They must keep their post quality decent while calling out moves for their Pokemon to use against the opponent, along with a description or thoughts on how it should work. Here are some things Trainers should keep in mind:

Rangers:
Rangers have a couple more things to keep track of, but almost all of them can be affected by a Trainer’s post quality. Rangers determine if an attack lands and the outcome of that attack (like secondary effects), including damage to both Pokemon. Damage is subjective—a calculator is rarely used to determine this. Rangers keep in mind several factors when they adjust battle stats:

Type

Type advantage or disadvantage are mostly followed as they are in-game. However, quality massively affects this and may change up to the Ranger’s jurisdiction.

Status Conditions

A Ranger determines if a status is inflicted with the same parameters as damage, ie, quality and creativeness.

Having More Than One Major Status Condition:

A Pokémon can be confused and attracted at the same time, but they can also have two major status conditions (Sleep, Burn, Freeze, Poison/Toxic, Paralyze) at the same time, on top of confusion and attraction. The Trainer’s efforts will determine if two major conditions exist on any given Pokemon at any given time. Note that Toxic will overwrite poison so it will still be one condition.


Battling Shedinja

Because Shedinja has Wonder Guard, it has some special rules:

It has 100% EL (Energy Level). Each time it attacks, it loses 5% EL, 10% EL, or 15% EL (depending on the quality of the Trainer’s posts). Every time Shedinja dodges an attack, it loses 5% EL, and each time a non-super-effective move strikes it, it loses 3% EL. When Shedinja reaches 0% EL, it will make a final attack and flee. Using a super-effective attack will automatically KO Shedinja, barring a Trainer from catching it.


Capturing Pokemon

After a Pokemon’s health has been whittled away, a Trainer can attempt to capture it. There are many factors that impact a capture rate, but the big thing to remember is that if a Trainer is not a jerk and puts some effort into posting, they will probably catch the Pokemon. Very rarely do wild Pokemon run away or faint for no reason.

When a Park Ball is thrown, Rangers determine a capture percent rate of success. It is calculated with this Calculator.

Unlike in-game, our Park Balls are sturdy and may be used again if the capture fails. However, depending on plot and quality, sometimes a ball may be lost or broken. That is up to the Ranger.

What Affects Capture Rate:

Befriending Wild Pokemon:

As an alternative to battling, some Pokemon are able to be befriended–captured without having to undergo a battle or some other physical task with it. This style of capture is sort of like a tag-along roadtrip; the Trainer convinces the Pokemon to join them while they explore together. Below are the rules and regulations Rangers must follow when allowing a Trainer to attempt to befriend a Wild Pokemon. This is a very rare occurrence—if it is abused, it will be revoked.

Other Forms of Capture:

Besides befriending and battling, sometimes wild Pokemon have other prerequisites to be captured. This method relies more on the strength of the roleplay, so post quality is greatly considered. These interactions should be comparable to the effort involved with a battle, so Rangers need to use their best judgment with the same factors as other types of encounters. Likewise, every encounter should not be in this style—there will be consequences for abuse. Possible—but not limited to—methods of capturing a Pokemon in this manner are:


Miscellaneous Tips

Here are some miscellaneous things that may come up in the Park.

Apricorns:

If a Trainer takes an Apricorn Box (buyable in the Park Shop) with them on their Expedition, there is a 20% chance of finding an Apricorn after every encounter, both Capture and Fleeing. There are 5 different types of corns, so a 5-sided die would be rolled to determine what kind is found: Black, Red, Blue, Yellow, and White.

Apricorns can be redeemed at the Park Shop for special Park Balls. These balls are specific to an area of the Park and will cost $3,000 plus the correct Apricorns needed. They take on the strength of a Hyper Ball but add 15% to the end Capture Rate. For example, if a Trainer had a Capture Rate of 80%, using one of these balls makes it 95% instead.

Displaced Pokemon:

This is a rare event, but there are times when certain incidents might cause Pokemon to flee from their natural area. In these cases, Trainers in the area these Pokemon flee to have the chance of encountering and capturing them if they are on a run in the Main RP.

First, a major incident must happen in the Main RP. These last for 72 hours. This may be a fire in the Botanic Gardens, a massive rockslide at Meteor Valley, or corruption of the pools at the Great Lakes. Only when the incident has been posted in the Incident Board thread may Pokemon flee from the affected area. Pokemon fleeing from an affected area can appear in any area adjacent to the one they live in (above, below, or to either side), but not areas diagonal from the one they live in.

To determine if a Trainer will encounter any Displaced Pokemon, the Ranger will reroll all of a Trainer’s remaining encounters. They will first roll a number of 2-sided dice equal to the number of encounters remaining; 1’s will indicate that Pokemon of the Trainer’s original area (they area they chose to visit) will be encountered, while 2’s indicate that fleeing Pokemon will be encountered. From there, the Ranger will roll for Rank and individual Pokemon. If a new Trainer enters the Park during an incident, all of their encounters will be rolled this way.

Example:
A Trainer is at Mt. Deckbi and has six encounters remaining. An overly-powerful Earthquake at the Abandoned Power Plant has made it partially collapse, causing dozens of Pokemon to flee to other areas for safety and shelter. Because the Power Plant is next to Mt. Deckbi, the Pokemon fleeing from the Power Plant may be encountered at Mt. Deckbi during the incident’s time frame. The Ranger must reroll the six remaining encounters. First, they must roll to determine which area the Pokemon encountered will be from. Say they roll two 1s and four 2s.

The first two Pokemon are therefore from Mt. Deckbi, while the following four are from the Abandoned Power Plant. The Trainer then goes on to roll for Rank and then individual Pokemon.

After an incident is resolved (incidents last for 72 hours, no matter what they are), Trainers who are already in the Park WILL NOT have their encounter list rerolled again to remove the displaced Pokemon. Their list will keep any displaced Pokemon that were rolled even after the 72 hours have passed. However, after an incident has been resolved, displaced Pokemon will return to their normal area and any new Trainers coming in will not have them included in their encounter list rolls.

Other Miscellaneous Guidelines:


Event and Event Items

When population and Rangers are able, we host events. Generally these are around holidays or unique times, such as an expansion to a new forum. Most of the time, a Trainer is able to undertake an event run alongside a normal run—this will be listed in the rules of the event. Event runs happen in the Mission Event RP (BMG | PWN | PXR) subforum and a link of past forum events can be seen here, as well as a discussion for future events.

Some events are simple holiday prize threads, such as the Winter Wheel of Fortune, which has valuable Park items up for grabs. Other times, Park items are put into URPG auctions and raffles. Here is a list of all the Park Event items and what they do:

Park Event Items


Information for Rangers

Ranger Wages

Rangers make money for every post they make, but the amounts change depending on quality of your Battle Posts and Non-Battle Posts (see below for details).

Ranger Wages:
WinterVines

Battle Posts and Non-Battle Posts

Every post that contains Battle Statistics is considered a Battle Post. Depending on the quality of your Battle Posts, you may or may not get all the wages you’re entitled to each month. If your Posts are sloppy, extremely short, lack realism, and so on, you’ll be hurting your chances of receiving full pay. On the other hand, fleshed-out, fair, realistic Posts will help ensure you get all the money you’re entitled to. Non-battle Posts (also known as regular posts) also earn a Ranger money. The payout amounts and method are as follows:

Every Wages period, whoever is doing Wages will check all of a Ranger’s posts. Depending on the quality of these posts, the payment will change. Keep in mind that the below amounts may be adjusted according to the wage-distributors judgment. In-between values can be given. On average, the Ranger will receive, per post:

Non-Battle Posts

Battle Posts

Team Runs:

Rangers get double pay plus 500 extra for each post they make, according to the quality of the roleplay posts. Rangers must note which posts are posts made for a Team RP in their logs to ensure Team RP wages are paid. If a Trainer leaves/is escorted from a Team RP and it becomes a normal one, the Ranger’s pay returns to normal. If this happens clearly state which post ends the Team RP so as not to be overpaid.


Encounter Rolls

At the beginning of any trip into the Park, the Ranger must either a) ask someone from the below list to roll 15 encounters, then PM all 15 to the Ranger or b) make a chatroom, invite someone from the below list, roll 15 encounters and keep the list handy. Either way, whoever rolled or watched must post in the Encounter Tracker and Capture thread (BMG | PWN |PXR) thread. If an item such as a Voice Disc or Repellent is used, remaining rolls must be redone the same way and posted.

Encounter Approvers:
Ranger Staff
URPG Moderators
URPG Officials

We use a set method for rolling for Pokemon Encounters here at the Park. Rangers will roll a twenty-sided dice to determine rank and then roll for individual Pokemon.

1-5 = Common
6-9 = Uncommon
10-13 = Borderline
14-16 = Intermediate
17-18= Rare
19 = Special
20 = Legend

Also, if a person encounters THREE OR MORE of any single Pokemon, the Ranger can reroll ONE TIME for each of those encounters after the second. So if a Trainer is running into four Caterpie, I can reroll for two of those. These rerolls are final and cannot be re-rerolled.

When rolling for the Enigma Ruins or a Beginner Run, it’s often easiest to roll for location before rank.


Battle Statistics

During a battle, you must include Battle Statistics somewhere in each of your posts. This is akin to how refs post Pokemon stats at the end of every turn.

The following is an example taken from Sam’s Trial Run RP with Yoda:

BATTLE STATISTICS:

Scizor: 86.91% [Spe-1][Used Bullet Punch]
Glaceon: 67.96%[Used Blizzard]


Trainer Stats

At the end of each post, Rangers must include the following information:

It can be in any order you want, and you can include other things if you like, but these are the main things you need to keep track of during the RP.

The following is an example of Trainer Stats from Sam’s Trial Run RP with Dragoness:

Note: It’s the Ranger’s decision to count encounters before or after each Encounter ends. In this example, Dragoness had encountered a Sandshrew, but you can see the Encounters Remaining is still at 15. This is because the Ranger wasn’t going to subtract an Encounter until after the battle. Do it whichever way is easier for you.


Posting Logs

Rangers have Logs, just like Refs, which helps those doing Ranger Wages decide how much money each Ranger gets every wages period. Rangers keep logs in their own subforum (BMG | PWN | PXR).

The following info is needed for each Log:

Include a link to the first post of each RP you do, so those doing Ranger Wages don’t have to search through page upon page to track down all your RPs. Every RP you take part in has its own Log. So if you’ve taken two Trainers through the Park and accept another, you would be on Log Number 3. The Trainer Name is the name of the member, NOT their RP character name. Location is self-explanatory. Pokemon (T) means the Trainer’s Pokemon and Pokemon (W) means the Wild Pokemon. Finally, the Links to Battle Posts are just that; links to each Battle Post that take place in the RP. Doing Logs by RP instead of by individual posts allows those doing Ranger Wages to quickly scan through the RPs you been in to check and make sure all claimed Battle Posts are, indeed, Battle Posts. After each Wages period, edit the Paid Till Here link to show the last post you were paid to. This lets Rangers quickly, easily, and accurately find which post you will start being paid from next Wages period. Some Rangers also strike out posts that have been paid.

The following is an example of a Ranger Log:

You can make your Ranger log however you like as long as we can follow it for doing wages. Feel free to get creative!

Labeling Posts

All posts made by a Ranger must either be labeled BP (for Battle Post) or NBP (for Non-Battle Post; you can also use something else so long as the type is clear). This way, Rangers can easily see what kind of post they are giving Wages for.


Capture Rate Calculator

The following will teach you how to operate the relatively simple calculator, as well as detailed information regarding the manual calculation. It will give you insight, and benefit both Rangers and Trainers, since it offers explanations on how the different modifiers affect the capture rate.

>>National Park Capture Rate Calculator (Made by ChainReaction01)

For the “Quality” and “Residual Characters” fields, you will need to put in a number of some kind, even if it’s 0, or else you won’t get a result.

“Quality” field = Quality Bonus modifier
“Min. Char?” = MCR Met
“Residual Char” = # of characters above/below the MCR the posts are

If the Trainer is under the MCR, put “No” in the “Min. Char?” field and then enter how many characters below they are (so if they are 799 below the MCR, select “No” and then put “799” in the”Residual Char” field).
Capture Rate Modifiers
The following are the base rates for Pokemon catching; these are the rates you use if a Pokemon has no status and the Trainer is using a Park Ball:

Basically, you’ll roll a 100-sided die. Depending on the Pokemon’s HP and the number rolled the Pokemon will either be captured or it won’t. For example, if the Pokemon is at 55% HP, its base capture rate is going to be 20%. If you roll 21 or higher the Pokemon is not caught; however, rolling 20 or below will result in it being captured.

*Please note that a Pokemon that is not damaged at all cannot be captured in battle.

There are modifiers that may increase or decrease the chances of a Pokemon being captured. They are Rank Modifiers, Quality Modifiers, Status Modifiers and Ball Modifiers, listed below:

=RANK MODIFIERS=
Based on the rank of the Pokemon, it can become more difficult to capture the Pokemon. The common rank is the standard, meaning for Pokemon of the common rank the Rank Modifier doesn’t come into play.

=QUALITY MODIFIERS=
Based on the quality of the Trainer’s posts, the Ranger can add up to a 30% bonus to increase the chance of capture. Also, if the Trainer did poorly, the Ranger can add up to a -30# penalty to decrease the chance of capture.

=STATUS MODIFIERS=

If a Pokemon is at the 20% base capture rate and becomes Frozen, the chance to catch the Pokemon is increased to 25% (5 is 25% of 20; 5 + 20 = 25).

=BALL MODIFIERS=

A Frozen Pokemon with a 20% base capture rate has a Hyper Ball used on it, thus raising the chance of capture to 28% (15% of 20 is 3; 25 + 3 = 28).

Because Hyper Balls are the only Balls that can catch third-stage Pokemon, they do not give the 15% increase when used on third-stage Pokemon.

Here is a calculator to make it easier to find percentages. Use the first calc (“What is X% of X?”). Always round down if you get any final rates that are decimals (55.25% capture rate would be dropped to 55%).

All capture rolls must be witnessed by a URPG Staff member or another Ranger, who will then post in the Encounter Tracker + Capture Approval (BMG | PWN | PXR) sticky approving the roll if it’s a capture.

Examples
A Pokemon is at 74.55% HP. The base rate of capture for a Pokemon at 71-80% HP is 10, so the Trainer has a 10% chance of catching the Pokemon flat out.

The Trainer inflicts Burn and Sleep on the Pokemon. This increases the chance of capture to 12% (1 is 10% of 10, 1.5 is 15% of 10; 1 + 1.5 + 10 = 12.5, rounded down to 12). The Pokemon is an Intermediate Pokemon, and the Trainer uses a Super Ball. The Super Ball adds a 10% increase to the chance of capture, bringing the capture rate to 13% (1 is 10% of 10; 1 + 12 = 13). The Trainer did a good job on their posts, so the Ranger adds a 20% Quality Modifier, which brings the capture rate to 15% (2 is 20% of 10; 2 + 13 = 15). However, taking into account the Rank level of the Pokemon, we have to subtract 10% of the capture rate, dropping the actual chance of capture to 14% (1 is 10% of 10; 15 – 1 = 14).

As you can see, even with good effort, two status conditions, and a Super Ball, it doesn’t really pay to try and catch a Pokemon with high HP.

A Pokemon is at 16% HP. The base rate of capture for a Pokemon at 11-20% HP is 60, so the Trainer has a 60% chance of catching the Pokemon flat out.

The Trainer inflicts Freeze on the Pokemon, which raises the capture rate to 75% (15 is 25% of 60; 15 + 60 = 75). The Pokemon is a first-stage Pokemon; the Trainer then uses a Hyper Ball, bringing the capture rate to 84% (9 is 15% of 60; 9 + 75 = 84). Finally, the Trainer didn’t do so well for most of the RP, but did very good on the post that inflicted Freeze, so the Ranger decides to award them a 3% Quality Modifier. This brings the capture rate to 85% (1.79999 (lots of 9’s XD) is 3% of 60; 1.79 + 84 = 85.79, rounded down to 85).

Clearly, it’s better to try to catch Pokemon at lower health, and it helps a lot to get a Status condition on them. Using Super or Hyper Balls also increases your chances of a successful capture. Also, it pays to try and catch lower-level Pokemon instead of fully-evolved ones.

A Rare/Special Pokemon is at 50% HP. The base rate of capture for a Pokemon at 41-50% HP is 30, so the Trainer has a 30% chance of catching the Pokemon flat out.

Since it’s a Rare/Special Pokemon, the Rank Modifier decreases the chance of capture by 40%, lowering it to 18% (40% of 30 is 12, 30 – 12 = 18). The Trainer inflicts Toxic and Paralysis on the Pokemon. The capture rate now rises to 25% (15% of 30 is 4.5 and 10% of 30 is 3, 18 + 4.5 + 3 = 25.5, rounded down to 25). The Trainer did will on his posts, and gets 20% for the Quality Modifier, raising the capture rate to 31% (20% of 30 is 6, 25 + 6 = 31). The Trainer uses a Super Ball, giving another 10% increase, raising the capture rate to 34% (10% of 30 is 3, 31 + 3 = 34).

As you can see, it is much harder to catch a Pokemon of high Rank; even with all the increasing Modifiers of the Status inflictions, Super Ball and Post Quality, the eventual capture rate of 34% is still only just higher than the base rate of 30%, due to the Pokemon being of such a high rank.


Becoming a Ranger

In order to become a Ranger, a Trainer must pass a quiz and a test composed of two parts: a roleplay scenario portion and a practical live portion. The quiz tests basic knowledge to make sure that the applicant has at least read about the Park. This is sent to a Park Head or Elite Ranger. A Trainer cannot take the test until the Quiz has been passed. These answers are objective—there is only one right answer, although explanations can impact answers. Be sure to read and follow the instructions. Trainers will automatically fail if they don’t.

The first part of the test is the scenarios. These test a Trainer’s ability to post as a Ranger according to different post qualities and conditions. Once the scenarios pass, a Trainer can take the practical test. This consists of knowledge a Ranger must know and understand in order to function as a Ranger. It is not timed, and test-takers are able to look up answers, but too much time can reveal how little the Trainer actually knows about the Park. These answers are more subjective, but explanations can sway answers.

Ranger Qualities:
These are the traits we look for in a Ranger.

1. Balanced Judgment: We don’t want Rangers to go critical for every tiny flaw in a post the Trainer makes, but we don’t want them overlooking large flaws either. Basically, a true Ranger is equalized and sees things from two sides of the story.

2. People Person: Rangers should be the ones taking good care of the Park and the Trainers they’re escorting throughout the entire run. They should be friendly and willing to communicate. We don’t them to be the ones causing trouble!

3. Be a Pokémon: A Ranger must not only be creative but also intuitive in certain cases, as well as playing a wild Pokémon realistically.

4. Be Active: We do not ask Rangers to be totally active, as everyone gets busy from time to time (like with school or work), but checking in once in a while would suffice, especially if there’s an event going on. If a Ranger is going to be gone for an extended period of time, they should let their Trainer(s) know, and if the Trainer does not want to wait, hand the run over to another Ranger.

5. Be Professional: URPG jobs are about more than just virtual money—they are a mark of our ability to create and be organized. When the time arises, we have to act precisely and professionally. Keep in mind that one’s actions can reflect on the whole group.

To be a Ranger:

1. Take the Ranger Quiz (located below).

2. Take as much time as needed, do it carefully, and once finished, PM it to a Park Head or Elite Ranger.

3. Be patient and wait for a reply. Do not consistently pester them to mark the Quiz or anything along those lines. They will get to it and reply with a decision and point out your mistakes.

4. If it passes, then congratulations! The first portion of the test, the scenarios, can then be taken. After that, the practical is available. It’s wise if the same Park Head or Elite Ranger (whom you PM’d the Quiz) carries out the practical test, but this isn’t required.

If the quiz fails, don’t give up! Like all tests and quizzes, please refrain from speaking to other members about them—if there are any questions, contact the Park Heads or an Elite Ranger.

5. If both portions of the test are passed, the tester will post in the General Discussion Thread or General section of the forum to welcome the newcomer to our Ranger Team. We’re happy to have you as one of us, and we look forward to work with you in the future.


Ranger Quiz

To be eligible for the Ranger’s scenarios and practical test, all you have to do is pass the Quiz. Please also be reminded to send in both the Question and Answer when done. Do note you must explain your reasoning behind each answer, as this will help decide whether you know your stuff or not. If you don’t explain, it will be sent back as an auto-fail.

**Remember, the Quiz and Test are not to be talked about except with the Testers. If you have a question, contact one of them and they will answer as much as they can.

WinterVines: Available (BMG | PWN | PXR)
K’sariya: Available (BMG | PWN | PXR)
Mistral: Available 
(BMG | PWN | PXR)

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RANGER QUIZ (40 Points)

Part One: Multiple Choice (20 Points)

Q1: What is the most important quality of a good post? (2 Points)

A) Knowledge of all Pokemon present and their movesets
B) Creativity
C) Correct grammar and spelling
D) Length

Q2: A Trainer has encountered six wild Pokemon in a normal expedition, and then encounters two more in the form of a Double Battle. When the battle ends, how many Encounters does the Trainer have left? (1 Points)

A) None
B) Eight
C) Seven
D) Nine

Q3: What is the MCR for a Rare Pokemon? (1 Points)

A) 54,000
B) 20,000
C) 45,000
D) 35,000

Q4: Which of the following may possibly happen after a failed capture attempt? (2 Points)

A) The Ball falls to the ground and can be retrieved after the battle
B) The Ball falls to the ground and cannot be retrieved during the battle
C) The Ball rolls away into a river or crevasse and cannot be retrieved
D) All of the above

Q5: Which Wild Pokemon is the most likely to appear at the Power Plant? (2 Points)

A) Pichu
B) Rotom
C) Bronzong
D) Ekans

Q6: A Pokemon uses Thunder Wave on a Burnt Pokemon in a high-quality post. What happens? (2 Points)

A) The Pokemon is Paralyzed in addition to being Burnt
B) Paralysis replaces the Burn status
C) The Thunder Wave fails
D) The Burnt Pokemon is Paralyzed, but only temporarily

Q7: Which of the following moves is the hardest to perform? (2 Points)

A) Will-o-Wisp
B) Dynamicpunch
C) Ice Beam
D) Thunder Fang

Q8: A Trainer’s Drowzee used Metronome. What move would do the most damage to a Spiritomb? (3 Points)

A) Very high quality Absorb
B) High quality Fire Fang
C) Average quality Ice Beam
D) Low quality Zap Cannon

Q9: A Trainer uses a Calming Fragrance Super at the very beginning of an Encounter with a Misdreavus. What is the Misdreavus’ MCR? (2 Points)

A) 7,200
B) 9,000
C) 10,000
D) 12,000

Q10: You’re on a Team Run with Trainer A and Trainer B. Trainer B wants to try and capture one of the Pokemon on Trainer A’s Encounter List. What happens? (3 Points)

A) Trainer B can attempt a capture if Trainer A lets him
B) Trainer B cannot: he can only capture Pokemon on his own Encounter List
C) The Pokemon is fair game: whoever succeeds in a capture attempt first gets it.
D) The Ranger may swap the Trainers’ Pokemon if Trainer B’s quality is high enough.

Part Two: Naming Questions (10 Points)

Q1: Name two Natures that increase obedience. (1 Points)

Q2: Name five reasons for a Ranger to escort a Trainer out of the Park. (5 Points)

Q3: Name two moves that can act quite differently from normal batting. (2 Points)

Q4: Name the two different ways to obtain an Encounter List for an expedition. (2 Points)

Part 3: Scenarios (10 Points)

Q1: Your Trainer has just captured an Eevee in the woods using a Blaziken, but unfortunately a fire has started and is spreading quickly. The Trainer attempts to put it out using Rock Slide in a low quality post. Explain what happens. (4 Points)

Q2: A Wild Raichu is using Thunderbolt on the Trainer’s Lairon. In a high quality post, the Trainer instructs the Lairon to use Iron Tail on the ground, then retaliate with Earthquake. Describe what would happen as if you are posting. (4 Points)

Q3: The Trainer’s Crobat has been acting very quietly and hasn’t had much success with moves like Air Slash and Poison Fang. However, it’s been keeping an eye on the battlefield while it fights and is quite good at avoiding moves. It used Toxic to great effect but severely messed up a Brave Bird attack. What Nature is Crobat? (2 Points)

Total Points: 40 points

Quiz by: ChainReaction & Bumblebee
Revised by: Trainer17 and WinterVines

Last edited by nitro on 12 August 2017