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Legendaries Lost is a Play-by-Post Pokémon roleplay on Myth-weavers, using the Pokemon Tabletop United system, taking place 20 years after Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Ten years ago, the God Hunters, led by Philip Frescon, tried to hunt down and kill all the legendary Pokemon, which he saw as false gods. Quan Roache, a disciple of Arceus, fought back against him, and in the end triumphed, but at the cost of many dead or seriously injured legendaries. At the beginning of the roleplay, both Quan and the God-Hunters have started recruiting again...

The game originally had four groups: Quan's Hope, God Hunters, Team Rocket, and The Academy. However, most of them went inactive, and Quan's Hope is the only active PC group.

This roleplay provides examples of:

  • All Your Powers Combined: Kimber, Brinda, and Ho-oh combine their powers to cancel out an ice-storm in Kyurem's castle.
    • Later on, this process is repeated to take down an ice wall in the same castle.
  • An Ice Person: Kimber, and most of her Pokemon. She later gets the power to become an actual Ice-type upon gaining some remnant of Kyurem's power.
  • The Assimilator: Zygarde gained the ability to summon weaker versions of the other Kalos legendaries after devouring them.
  • Back from the Dead: As Ho-oh lies dying, Thanatos relies on his connection with fire from his previous life and his own experience with death to revive the legendary as a ghost.
  • Backup from Otherworld: After Zygarde's construct-versions of the other Kalos legendaries are defeated, Ninda and Brian's spirits appear to bring the team back to the living world.
  • Bounty Hunter: Gideon takes on quite a few wild Pokemon bounties on Reio. Nathaniel and Kimber also capture a pack of Ekans and their Arbok leader for a similar bounty.
  • Breather Episode: After reviving Zapdos and surviving the Rocket attack, Nathaniel and Gideon take some time off to challenge the Goldenrod and Saffron Gyms.
  • The Caretaker: Macy acts as this for Nathaniel.
  • Combination Attack: Most of Nathaniel's Pokemon have the Pack Hunt ability, allowing them to strike enemies for extra damage whenever one of their allies makes a successful hit on that enemy.
  • Darker and Edgier: With many legendaries being dead or seriously injured, this is a natural result. Especially evident in the God Hunters game logs, which involves a Mawile who will happily eat her defeated foes, and dark rituals that use the energy of slain legendaries to create mindless Pokemon soldiers.
  • Dead Guy Junior: A variant, in that Brinda's name is a portmanteau of Brian and Ninda's, since they were both equally important to Nathaniel.
  • Destructive Saviour: Defeating the Ghost Zapdos results in destroying the fossil as well, which the scientists planned to donate to a museum after they were done using it in the revival process. The machines used in said process are also destroyed. However, the fact that Zapdos is successfully revived is worth more than all the previous damage.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Gwen does this to Kyurem when he shows up.
    • Gideon also does this when Zygarde tries to convince the Quan's Hope group to join them.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The God-Hunters manage to kill off Shaymin.
    • Quan's Hope defeating the Ghost Zapdos may also count, although it's unsure whether or not it was actually divine, or just a random spirit that possessed a Zapdos fossil.
    • During the main climax, Quan's Hope defeats versions of the Kalos legendaries summoned by Zygarde, and then Zygarde himself.
  • Ditto Fighter: Bella knows Copycat, which she can use to pick up her allies' moves.
    • More literally, Morph is an actual Ditto that can take on the form of various Legendaries.
  • Diving Save: Macy attempts this for Nathaniel when a Forretress explodes at them, but she doesn't manage to push him out of range.
  • Dream Weaver: The "altered" Munna, with Nightmares, Good Dreams, and Strange Dreams being the three that are most powerful.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Gideon has become a Touched of Ho-oh, while Kimber has gained the arm and some powers of Kyurem, and Nathaniel has become the guardian of the newly revived Zapdos.
  • Freakiness Shame: Gwen dislikes her ice powers. Z thinks they're awesome, mainly because they make Gwen seem more robotic.
  • Godhood Seeker: Zygarde is technically already a god, but wants to challenge Arceus' power as well.
  • Grand Theft Me: What Kyurem plans to do to Kimber, as well as how he plans to revive his siblings.
  • Head Pet: Brinda as a baby likes to nest on Nathaniel's head.
  • Hive Mind: The Dream Munna encountered by the God Hunters might be an example of this, although they do have several "leader" figures.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side!: Kate initially follows Nathaniel's orders because he managed to defeat her. It eventually grows into actual affection, though.
    • Leviathan also chooses to follow Gideon after the latter convinces him of his strength, and that his capture wasn't just a lucky hit.
  • It's Personal: Nathaniel and Kimber have both been personally hurt by the God-Hunters in the past.
  • Join or Die: Averted by Zygarde. Technically the Quan's Hope group is already dead when he makes the offer.
  • Living Ship: Leviathan is one for the Quan's Hope party.
  • Lost World: Kalos, thanks to Zygarde's meddling.
  • Mad Scientist: Z, to some extent. Although she does at least ask for consent to modify beforehand.
  • Mon Behind The Man: Turns out that Mewtwo's the one who's been leading Plasma all this time.
  • Meaningful Name: Brinda's name, as a portmanteau of Brian and Ninda's, as can be seen from the below two tropes.
  • Mind Hive: Reio is the collected form of the dead spirits of Pokemon who wished to stay behind and guard their island.
    • Also, the psychic construct encountered in Kalos, which is formed from the energy of all the psychic Pokemon in the region.
  • My Greatest Failure: For Nathaniel, it's letting Ninda and Brian die.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Brinda, for Nathaniel.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Kimber is the generally nice, friendly one who obtains most of her Pokemon by talking to them; Gideon has also mostly obtained his Pokemon through talking to them, but is also most likely to use threats of violence against defeated opponents; and Nathaniel tends to capture Pokemon by beating them, but refuses to keep them against their will, and is somewhat more tender with them, as well as being more willing to accept opponents' surrender.
  • Off the Rails: A minor example - the GM intended for Reio to surface during an attempted Team Rocket attack on the island that would draw in all four groups, but then Gideon decided to climb the mountain where she lived, and ended up awakening her earlier.
  • Olympus Mons: Zapdos is resurrected as a baby Pokemon, and taken in by Nathaniel. Gideon has also become the keeper of the newly-ghostified Ho-oh.
  • Only Sane Man: Gwen from the God-Hunters.
  • Past-Life Memories: Thanatos, being a Darumaka in his past life, can use moves from that moveset, although only once per day.
  • Perception Filter: Zygarde used the psychic construct to make everyone forget about Kalos.
  • Physical God: The Quan's Hope team awaken Reio, a new Legendary who is the spirit of the island itself.
  • Playing with Fire: Gideon gains fire powers after becoming Ho-oh's Touched.
  • Public Service Announcement: Team Rocket has one, from an older time, cheesy announcer and all. One of their executives hijacks it to give the Quan's Hope team useful information.
  • Rank Up: Kimber, Nathaniel, and Gideon become the representatives for Kyurem, Zapdos, and Ho-oh respectively.
  • Robosexual: Z is attracted to robots, although she hasn't actually managed to actually find any to get freaky with.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The baby Zapdos, Brinda.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: The Rocket Heavy flees the confrontation with the Quan's Hope team once his teammates are close to down and Brinda reveals themselves. The other conscious male grunt also decides to surrender at this point.
  • Sharing a Body: What Kimber and Kyurem end up doing.
  • Shout-Out: Multiple:
  • Sleep-Mode Size: When first resurrected, Brinda is a tiny baby bird instead of a giant thunder god. Nathaniel is fine with this.
    • Ho-oh also becomes much smaller when brought back as a ghost.
  • Spanner in the Works: The God-Hunters hijack one of Team Rocket's trucks that's delivering stolen Pokemon, just a while before Quan's Hope attacks the Team Rocket base.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: How Z seems to feel about Gwen.
  • Talking Your Way Out: Belle is sent to parley with the Durant who are destroying the machines intended to resurrect Zapdos. They eventually reveal that the vibrations of the machine are hurting their queen, so they end up giving the Durant a Pokeball to contain her while the machines run.
  • Talk to the Fist: Upon seeing what appears to be Philip Frescon while traveling through the Smith's forge, Macy immediately goes for a priority attack before he can even speak. The rest of the battle continues this trend.
  • Terror Hero: Nathaniel is somewhat of one, due to having several Death Glare-based moves in his moveset.
  • True Companions: The Quan's Hope team, after several reconstructions of the party structure.
  • We Can Rule Together: Zygarde makes this offer to the Quan's Hope group.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Nathaniel has a severe phobia of fire, and of the Houndour line in particular.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The apparent purpose of the dream machine retrieved by the God Hunters.