The aforementioned RP idea:
Recall that our goal is to paint a coherent, immersive world. Naturally, detail is important to this goal. In-article detail is getting pretty good these days; if the article isn't already extensively researched, thread or chatroom discussion provide plenty of buffing.
But immersion also depends on connections
. Any area is going to have many Pokémon species living in it, and they have to deal with each other daily. This includes human settlements as well.
As is, articles have detail on their subject 'mon, but not much on how they interact with the subjects of other articles. And the details that they do focus on are usually the more exceptional aspects of behavior. Which is perfectly understandable; you would expect an in-universe encyclopedia to focus less on common knowledge the reader is expected to already know.
Still, we don't have a very clear picture of what composes normal, everyday, life in the Pokéverse. It seems to me that a good tool for researching this would be to simply play out different scenarios and see how they fit.
Of course there are many perspectives to examine, so a vignette approach may be in order. We play a scenario for a few days in-game, probably about a week in real life. Silent suggested we maintain a queue of topics we're interested in covering. So we would examine topics such as "Would Hoothoot cooperate, coexist, or compete with Furret?", "How does a Cubone tribe react to human construction in their domain?", "It is last last day of the school year for some students of Training age. What does the beginning of a journey look like for them?".
Thoughts? Scathing critiques?