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Old 06-04-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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Trainer Name: Rorik Pine Holstadt
Age: 28
Birthplace: Edda City, Heiml Region
Profession: Pokémon Professor
Appearance: A lean, average-height man who's always lacked physical prowess. While his hair is dark-red like his father's, he inherited his mother's green eyes and sub-par eyesight to go along - as a result, he never takes off his glasses. He proudly wears his lab coat in his travels, unafraid to show his true calling in a world of Trainers and Coordinators.
History: Rorik was born in Heiml, and spent the majority of his life in the great commercial metropolis of the region, Edda City. He is the younger brother of Erik and the son of legendary Trainer Ulrik "Dragonheart" Holstadt, with whom he cut all ties many years prior for reasons he insists on keeping to himself - in fact, the Pine surname he always uses was actually inherited from his late mother.
From a young age, Rorik revealed tremendous aptitude for studying and exceptional critical thinking; quickly drawn to the mysteries of the Pokémon World that were yet undecipherable, he found no target more appealing than the elusive Bond Phenomenon. Contrary to his much more athletic, battle-inclined brother, Rorik opted to become a Pokémon Professor, specializing in the mysterious power of bonds between humans and Pokémon who can drive the latter to perform miraculous feats. His dedication to his work earned him the respect and recognition of the entire region, including that of the "Norse God" Gottfried Haraldson, the regional Champion for over three decades.
Yet, despite his preference for silence and isolation - the only way to get any proper work done! - Rorik eventually came to understand the limitations of seclusion; if he wanted to take his research further, attests his theories for himself and witness the strength of these bonds with his own eyes, the Professor ultimately decided to leave his Lab and even his home region to further pursue his studies abroad.
Completely inept at battle and at forming bonds himself, Rorik now travels the foreign land of Fizzytopia alongside partners he is yet to even understand, let alone connect with...


Nickname: Guntz
Gender: Male
Level: 27
Bond: 50
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Mild
Birthday: November 24
Ball: Luxury Ball
Hold Item: None
Obtained: Starter
Level-up Moves: Last Resort, Recycle, Lick, Metronome, Odor Sleuth, Tackle, Defense Curl, Amnesia, Chip Away, Screech, Body Slam, Yawn, Headbutt, Belly Drum, Rest
EM/MT Moves: Bounce, Drain Punch, Heal Bell, Iron Defense, Iron Head, Mega Kick, Rock Slide, Softboiled, Swords Dance, Thunderbolt, Volt Tackle, Zen Headbutt
TM/HM Moves: Earthquake, Energy Ball, Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Return, Pay Day, Snatch
Bio: Rorik's very first Pokémon, a gift from Champion Gottfried. Initially perpetually hungry and oblivious to pretty much everything around him, he displayed little interest in his Trainer and often acts of his own accord, especially if there was food to be retrieved nearby. But after several adventures by Rorik's side, Guntz eventually learned to respect the man for who he was, and their Bond became stronger than Rorik could ever have expected. Now, motivated by the Professor's own resilience and humility, Guntz strives to make his Trainer proud, even if it means forgoing the food and sleep he loves so much. Now, he is truly dependable, and capable of unleashing his full potential at Rorik's command - the strength of their connection, as well as the previous training Guntz received from the legendary Gottfried, make him a truly formidable combatant.

Nickname: Stahl
Gender: Genderless
Level: 39
Bond: 50
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Quiet
Birthday: January 31
Ball: Luxury Ball
Hold Item: None
Obtained: Adoption Center
Level-up Moves: Hydro Pump, Spotlight, Swift, Confuse Ray, Tackle, Harden, Water Gun, Rapid Spin, Recover, Psywave, Swift, Bubble Beam, Camouflage, Gyro Ball, Brine, Light Screen, Minimize, Reflect Type, Power Gem
EM/MT Moves: Barrier, Dark Pulse, Draco Meteor, Ice Beam, Signal Beam, Thunderbolt, Twister
TM/HM Moves: Giga Drain
Bio: Stahl was actually adopted by mistake, and initially proved to be an immense challenge for the socially-clueless Rorik. It doesn't speak, exhibits no signs of biological needs and cannot convey any emotions via facial expressions or body language. However, their many journeys alongside one another have allowed Rorik to see Stahl for what it truly is: intensely curious about the world around it, unfailingly loyal and even affectionate despite its perpetual silence. It has a sharp, analytic mind that allows it to quickly decipher mysteries as well as strategically approach many challenging situations, including combat, with the ideal amount of strength and energy expenditure.

Nickname: Volg
Gender: Male
Level: 36
Bond: 35
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Rash
Birthday: October 3
Ball: Luxury Ball
Hold Item: None
Obtained: The Hatchery
Level-up Moves: Flare Blitz, Heat Wave, Dragon Claw, Shadow Claw, Air Slash, Wing Attack, Scratch, Growl, Ember, Metal Claw, Smokescreen, Dragon Rage, Scary Face, Fire Fang, Slash, Flame Burst, Flamethrower
EM/MT Moves: Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush
TM/HM Moves: Fire Blast, Focus Blast, Solar Beam, Sunny Day
Bio: Volg is afflicted by a mysterious curse known as the Baimon, a condition that sends the young drake into a berserker rage whenever the slightest hint of conflict appears. Although he tries his very hardest to repress it, Volg cannot control his urges and often comes across and extremely dangerous and uncontrollable, scaring both Rorik and the other Pokémon in the team. As it turns out, in his rare moments of inner peace, Volg is actually a very mild and affectionate creature, but finds himself ever more ostracized due to these deadly impulses...

Nickname: Zyll
Gender: Male
Level: 20
Bond: 50
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Calm
Birthday: September 26
Ball: Luxury Ball
Hold Item: None
Obtained: The Hatchery
Level-up Moves: Tackle, Dragon Rage, Focus Energy, Bite, Headbutt, Dragon Breath, Roar
EM/MT Moves: Dark Pulse, Earth Power, Flamethrower, Shadow Blast, Shock Wave
TM/HM Moves: -
Bio: Zyll was rescued by Rorik as an Egg from the rage of Volg, who sensed the immense latent power of the dragon even before birth and was overwhelmed by his own curse. Despite not initially planning to keep Zyll, Rorik was impressed by the rarity of his color and, most of all, touched by his surprisingly calm, almost gentle demeanour, so uncharacteristic of his species. Against his better judgement, the Professor took the dragon in, and continuously tries to stop Volg from picking fights with the peaceful Deino. To this day, Rorik can't quite understand why Zyll is the way he is - silent, tranquil, contemplative - but he still harbours a latent fear of what might happen once the drake evolves and the full extent of his power is released... will everything be alright, or does ruin await once Zyll awakens?

Nickname: Berg
Gender: Male
Level: 13
Bond: 15
Ability: Slush Rush
Nature: Lonely
Birthday: August 25
Ball: Luxury Ball
Hold Item: None
Obtained: Cloud Garden Winter Campaign
Level-up Moves: Scratch, Defense Curl, Bide, Powder Snow, Ice Ball, Rapid Spin, Fury Cutter
EM/MT Moves: -
TM/HM Moves: Flash Cannon
Bio: Captured in the midst of a raging battle between the invading Army of Glalie and the Protectors of Cloud Garden, Berg initially attracted Rorik's attention and sparked his curiosiy for his unusual flexibility, being able to curl far more than Alolan variants of Sandshrew were known to be capable of. Little did the Professor know that Berg had developed this capability out of extreme dislike for company - the ice armadillo is a loner, feeling deeply uncomfortable with the presence of others, and having been forcibly taken away from the only creature it admired, Mega Glalie, only served to further worsen Berg's isolation. Any attempts to approach or break through Berg's shell so far have resulted in violent retaliation, but Rorik still hasn't given up on the Sandshrew...

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