->''"Every story has two sides, typically the [[BlackAndWhiteMorality "good" side and the "evil" side.]] In Rise of the Rockets, you have a choice -- will you tell the story from [[LaResistance Team Liberty's]] point of view, in their efforts to liberate the world from Team Rocket's reign? Or will you fight for [[TheEmpire the Rockets]], seeking to crush rebellion and remake the world in your view?"''

''[[http://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?showtopic=282&st=0 Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets]]'' is an [[PlayByPostGames RPG]] hosted on {{BZPower}}.

Twenty years after the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White arc]], Team Rocket has risen to power once more -- and under new leadership, has taken control over the regions of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh. In response to this, a rebellion group called Team Liberty is formed, opposing Team Rocket's forceful reign. A war soon breaks out, with more and more people and groups becoming a part of the conflict.

Currently holds the record as the [[LongRunner longest Pokémon RPG]] in [[Website/BZPower [=BZPower's=]]] history.
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!!''Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets'' contains examples of:

* AnimeHair: Ohohoho... yes.
* AndIMustScream: The [[spoiler: former]] inhabitants of [[spoiler: Azalea Town]], thanks to [[spoiler: the Unown.]]
* AnyoneCanDie
* AuthorAppeal: Comes in spades with the players.
** For examples from Parugi, the RPG's "author"/creator: There is a recurring theme of four with his influence on the game -- four primary characters, four Shadow Admins, four Shadowed Man agents, four Team Rocket-controlled regions, Team Liberty operating from Four Island, etc...
* AuthorAvatar: In a few cases, to varying degrees.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Played very, very straight; the leaders of the various organizations have been said to be the most powerful members of said organizations. Even then, Ford didn't believe that a combined effort by his and ''three'' other organizations would be enough to take over Kanto, solely because of Shadow Admin Sleight's presence there.
* BerserkButton: Oh so many.
** [[RealityWarper Play around]] with the dimensional fabric, and [[TheAtoner Nine]] will not hesitate to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp you]].
* BrickJoke: On the way to confront Hayes in Coeur Tower, players Alku, Konuju, and Blade discussed what song would best represent the tone of the situation. One page later, after the fight had actually begun, Parugi provided his own suggestion.
* ChessMotif: Team Plasma's ranking system.
* ChildSoldiers: Played straight for the primary factions for a number of reasons, not the least of which being player preference; a large number of the named characters tend to be anywhere from their early to late teens.
* [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Ones]]: Evan Tierra, Seth Vicen and Kilm Prizak, to an extent, for the Sinnoh Dragons. Subverted in that they are more like caretakers and spreaders of the word than actual protectors.
* CloudCuckoolander: Done intentionally with Dan the Mad. Unfortunately, it [[{{Flanderization}} strayed quickly]] into {{Troll}} territory, causing the character to eventually be shelved.
** The Darkrai called Seven could also be considered this, though to a lesser extent.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Happens all too often -- even when the Game Master specifically tells people ''not'' to treat {{Mooks}} like a field of grass.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkIsNotEvil: Blackskull, one of the leaders of the primary protagonist group, is a Dark-Type specialist.
* DemonicPossession: Implied with [[spoiler: the jogger]] who [[spoiler: completely obliterated Lavaridge City's remains.]]
* DisneyDeath: Done with Jayron Aaron at one point; done again later, and more surprisingly, with [[spoiler: Blackskull]].
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: By now, it's impossible to count how many times [[TooDumbToLive certain people have had to be told this]].
* DownerEnding: The Unova Arc, in which about a third of the region was destroyed and those responsible got away virtually unhindered, leaving those player characters involved to take the blame.
* EldritchAbomination: Several, all of them beings of massive power, some from other dimensions, and most of them finding the idea of causing mass death and destruction to be a ''bit'' too enjoyable. The Unown and the Ancient Darkrai (with the possible exception of [[TheAtoner Nine]]) stand out in particular.
* EpicFail: Ray ended up getting no sleep one night due to being unable to locate his assigned room in the Alamo.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Cruel as they might be, the Shadow Admins all have families and care deeply for their Pokémon.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sure, Team Rocket forcibly rook control of the Kanto regions, but they would never stoop to the wanton killings of random civilians that they're so often accused of. Corrupt politicians, on the other hand...
* FantasyPantheon: A number of Legendary Pokémon are seen as this; however, with the exception of Arceus and a select few others, their powers are generally overplayed by the populace.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Ancient Darkrai (with the exception of Nine,) sealed away in various locations with the intent for them to never again see the light of day.
** [[spoiler: Searcher]] being forced into [[spoiler: a dimension full of nothingness, doomed to die alone]], also qualifies.
* FiveBadBand: Arguably several, with the most prominent formed by the Shadow Admins.
** BigBad -- Sleight.
** TheDragon -- Joker.
** TheEvilGenius -- Buzz
** TheBrute -- Bounty
** TheDarkChick -- Ace.
* GodModers: Unfortunately happens from time to time. Caused a bit of an out of game {{Wham Episode}} when the Game Master posted a rather... heated message making his views clear on people doing as much after the forums came back online and god-modding became something of a common sight.
* GottaCatchEmAll: Surprisingly averted, given [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} the source material]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in-game; even before Team Rocket destroyed Team Liberty's computer mainframe, it was stated that neither team had enough processing power to keep track of more than twenty Pokémon for all of the tens of thousands of trainers within each faction.
* HumanoidAbomination: Feral Tierra. The guy takes a bit too much joy in killing people...
** And new to the board, [[spoiler: "Mr. Rage"]] from Ecruteak City. So much so that almost every ''Legendary Pokémon'' loses all sensibility upon nearing him.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* LeftHanging: Many, many stories and characters have simply vanished off of the face of the earth as a result of player abandonment. See {{Unreliable Narrator}} below.
* LethalHarmlessPowers: Due to the mechanics of the game, attacks can be used in a lot more ways than they could elsewhere.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Shade/Damien Vicens to Seth Vicens.]]
* MissionControl: Done by Team Liberty, and to a lesser extent by the Shadowed Man.
* OminousMultipleScreens: As used by John Ford and Sleight.
* OneSteveLimit: Totally averted. To elaborate, there are two Kyles, three Johns, three Ethans (two whose last names start with "W,") two Scotts, three Zack/Zach/Zacs, at least two Wills... [[AvertedTrope The list goes on.]]
* ParentalIssues: Numerous.
* PokemonSpeak: Both played straight (by most regular Pokémon) and averted (by virtually every Legendary Pokémon.)
* RuleOfThree: Team Liberty is led by three people at a time. There are also the numerous groups of three Legendary Pokémon thanks to the source material.
* RunningGag: A rather dark example: If your name references the color green in any way, shape, or form, take warning -- you will probably die.
* SanitySlippage: Seems to be a gradual case with Kyle Eston, what with the random appearances of [[spoiler: the black-haired boy that only he seems to be able to see.]] The injury he received during the attack on Four Island coupled with depression caused partially by his apparent [[ParentalAbandonment Parental Abandonment]] seems to have played a part in it.
* ShapeShifting: Reyna Draynes. [[spoiler:As well as virtually any other Zorua/Zoroark, with varying degrees of their ability to keep a solid state.]]
* ShoutOut: Numerous, as seen [[ShoutOut/PokemonRiseOfTheRockets here]].
* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:The Sins]], though usually referred to by their nicknames, have "real" names as well; these names can be rearranged [[spoiler: to spell a synonym or other word related to the sin they embody]].
* SkilledButNaive: A ''very'' large number of player characters, [[JustifiedTrope most of them in their teens]]. One would think that in the face of nine elite enemy agents -- including an Executive of said enemy group -- [[TemptingFate smirking at and down-talking]] said elites [[IdiotBall would not be seen as a good idea]].
* SelfDestructMechanism: Possessed by all of the Team Rocket main bases. Only [[spoiler: Purgatory's]] has been used at this point, to stop [[spoiler: Eight and Three]] from gaining possession of any critical Rocket information.
* TheAdjectivalMan: The Shadowed Man/[[spoiler: John Ford]].
* TheGroup: The Searchers.
* ThemeNaming: Very common, and in varying forms.
** The original Shadow Admins' code names are all terms from Poker, while the code names of the leaders of Team Liberty all consist of a color + a noun, I.E. Goldhawk, Silvermind, Blackskull.
** Additionally, the ten Ancient Darkrai are named in descending order from highest power level to lowest, with [[TheMaster Sombra]] being Ten.
** John Ford and his operatives are all named after United States presidents.
** Don't forget the two Arthurs and their "Knights of the Round"
** In the most recent arc, a team of trainers based on the seven deadly sins has appeared as major antagonists; unlike the previous examples, however, they literally [[JustifiedTrope embody the sin they're nicknamed after.]]
* TheMusical: At one point, Parugi played a minor prank on the players by decreeing that in-character posts would have to be written in the style of a musical. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensued.]]
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with the first fight against Sombra on top of Mt. Coronet.
** Has become something of a [[DiscreditedTrope Discredited Trope]] amongst the player base after being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] ''heavily'' in the Black Kyurem battle.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://riseoftherockets.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Rise of the Rockets Wiki.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: ''Every'' player character at one point or another.
* UnreliableNarrator: Actually Unreliable Players. For one reason or another, a large number of players have disappeared over the course of the game, leaving their characters -- and in some cases, several fairly large plots -- [[LeftHanging totally unresolved]], along with forcing some non-player characters into a frozen state. As of late, Game Master Parugi has been working to resolve several of these plots.
* UnstoppableRage: Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler: Mr. Rage]].
* WarFic: [[CaptainObvious Basically.]]
* YouCanTurnBack: Sonja offers this to Kyle when she begins to notice his strange behavior in Nuvema Town. He declines, stating that he isn't about to turn back when he had just arrived in Unova.
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