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Commercialization is bad. The actual spirit of the Holiday is good, and that is what I try to celebrate.
But wasn't Valentine's Day invented specifically to be exploited commercially? Or am I thinking of something else?
Anyway, about Red his canon achievements are pretty damn impressive with him tearing apart Team Rocket single-handedly, but the rumors skyrocketed into Memetic Badass territory after his disappearance.
There's also that WMG about the Red you fight at Mt. Silver being a ghost.
I guess I'll do Red after I'm done with Chansey and Swinub. Unless someone really wants to do it.
Plot Twist Alert!
Is there going to be like some sort of set template for this or is it just going to be on-a-whim?
Happy Nidoran Day!
Way I figure, discontinuity should be a last resort- cutting something is the easy, boring way to deal with a non-fitting element. Much better to reinterpret it, though perhaps changing some key details- that way, we get a slightly more complex world, and prove that yes, we did think about such-and-such. * Yeah, I'm still a mite sad that we couldn't figure out the Pokéwalker.
So, for Ash- obviously, it's a bit much to swallow that he's present at every major event to happen and has aura abilities. Plus, the game/manga protagonists are often more interesting.
So, let's first assume Ash was not involved in any major in-game events. (Especially nothing involving Groudon and Kyogre.)
But... we've already alluded to the Orange Islands Bird Trio and Spencer Hale incidents, and Zoroark is too sweet a mother to not accept the Crown City incident. We do need somebody to be involved there. Ash is handy for that, and other movies we decide to accept as canon.
Not that Ash would get a profile- he's a fairly mediocre (though well-traveled) trainer, not really notable. He just runs across more than his fair share of exceptional events. (Likely, he does have Aura, which could account for his attraction to these events and unusual durability. This might result from an interesting family history, but In a World... where full-blown telekinesis is a demonstrated human ability, people aren't really going to think much of it.)
Laconic Version; Ash may be understood to have been present at movie events we accept, but wouldn't make it into the reports. Most interesting stuff was done by Red and other version protagonists.
(I favor manga Yellow, btw.)
edited 14th Feb '11 11:42:30 AM by Tangent128
I agree wholeheartedly with the Zoroark thing. I even sketched out an image of Zoroark and Zorua on the boat taking them back to Unova, which would have been in the Anime Style and have a caption explaining that it was taken by Karl and Rowena of Such-and-Such Publishing.
But here's the thing; Ash doesn't do anything for the entire movie. The biggest thing he did was carry Celebi around. Every major scene in that movie that I can think of— Kodai gloating, Zorua running around the City looking for Meema, and all that info gathered by Rowena and Karl can happen without the interference of Ash. For all we know Proof could have done all of that and nothing would change. The only piece of evidence we have that Ash did it was the video Karl recorded.
In fact, I think it would be a hilarious plot twist if that Pokemon Boccer Fangirl was the one who did everything that Ash did in the movie. It would be a fun AU at least.
edited 14th Feb '11 11:46:29 AM by CalamityJane
I don't care for Valentine's Day.
I swear I'll start that Manaphy article, I just have a ton of work this week.
I kinda like the idea of Ash just being some trainer who seems to have a knack for being in the right(wrong?) place at the right(wrong?) time.
Certainly. If anything the only reason he has so much stuff happen to him in the movies is because his Aura is tasty.
I'm also working on the Croagunk article, which should be up by Wednesday at the latest.
^ Just a suggestion, but you might find this to be useful for you...
We should've made a Luvdisc article for Valentine's Day.
... AW FOR THE LOVE OF--
Still, we do have April's Fool and Workers's Day (Apr and May 1) to look for Pokémon that fit it. Worst case scenario, those Pokémon are already taken.
(It's still Valentine's Day in Central Time!)
Hey kids! Pokédex Mini Card Time!
Luvdisc Fun Facts
Okay, kinda rushed, and not really an article. But!
Whimsicott for April Fools.
No, I think Rotom or another fun loving prankster Ghost-Type would work best for April Fools. Unless they're all taken, in which case, yeah, Whimsicott.
Problem is that Rotom is pretty much the only prankster Ghost type. The others are, well, rather scary.
edited 15th Feb '11 7:44:13 AM by rmctagg09
Well, okay, you got me there. Rotom it is then.
What about Mime Jr./ Mr. Mime for April Fool's?
I've mostly finished the Viridian article now. How do you add the blue shaded background I've seen in all these articles posted already?
You add that by putting an ! at the start of the line you want to make into a title, like so:
And putting two exclamation points at the start of the line results in a subtitle,
Better late than never I suppose:
One of Kanto’s oldest cities, Viridian was born out of necessity, cut from the forest that shares its namesake to serve as a launching point for the arduous hike through the gate‘s Kanto‘s Victory Road and the Indigo Plateau . As such, the city is an all but mandatory stop both for new and experienced trainers alike on their journey to participate in the Indigo League. In recent years, the notoriety of its gym and the gym's administration has eclipsed even its proximity to the gates of the Indigo League as a reason for trainers and tourists alike to visit the city.
Viridian has always enjoyed a lucrative tourism industry due to its proximity to the Indigo League, but only very recently has this become the city's primary income, due in large part to its new gym leader. Viridian's lumber industry was once the foremost in the Kanto region, but over logging of the Viridian Forest and increased pressure from environmentalists and Pokémon enthusiasts alike has slowed the logging exports to a virtual standstill in recent years.
In recent years, the Trainer House has gained notoriety for attracting trainers from abroad who intend to participate in the Pokemon League, and talent scouts, paparazzi, more reputable media teams, and even the odd visiting gym leader are known to visit the city to take in matches there, alone. See Points of Interest below for more information.
Viridian City is a landlocked town sitting atop a small hill overlooking the coastal community of Pallet Town to the south. The hilly city is known for its small lake to the southwest, where savvy trainers have been known to fish for trump cards in their gym challenges.
In the past, Giovanni Terremoto served as the leader of Viridian Gym, specializing in Ground type Pokémon. He was something of a reclusive individual notorious for exercising his right to frequent leaves habitually, but for years no one suspected that he or the gym he ran was in anyway suspicious.
Things came to a head when the gym was exposed as a front for the criminal organization Team Rocket by than up and coming prodigious trainer Red (surname omitted). Evidence tying Terremoto to the occupation of the Silph Company's headquarters a few weeks prior in addition to a facility beneath the gym similar to the one established beneath the Celadon City Game Corner all but confirmed the gym's association with Team Rocket. According to a police report filed by a detective skilled enough to track Red down shortly after his victory over Terremoto, the gym leader, apparently moved by Red's mastery of the Pokémon at his command, renounced his criminal ways and disbanded his organization on the spot before fleeing the gym and Viridian City . While Terremoto's whereabouts are unknown to this very day, the organization's attempt to contact their former leader several years later during the Goldenrod City Radio Tower occupation in the Johto region have lead authorities to believe that the man is no longer directly involved with Team Rocket. Following his escape from the city, The gym was immediately closed for investigation and would remain so for a year.
After a thorough police investigation of the Viridian Gym and its underground facilities, the trainers who worked in it, and several meetings among the citizens and veteran trainers of the gym found to be free of Team Rocket's influence, plans were drawn up to re-open the gym to the public with a new leader.
Blue Oak, former Indigo Champion, boyhood rival of the aforementioned trainer responsible for the dissolution of Team Rocket, and grandson of the world renowned Pokémon researcher Professor Samuel Oak, agreed to fill the position of Viridian Gym Leader only on a number of very demanding conditions, the most dramatic being the abandoning of the gym's Ground type focus. His second most infamous demand, that no gym trainers studying and training under his administration be allowed to battle challengers within the gym itself, has since been relaxed, though the screening process necessary to become a trainer representative of Viridian Gym is among the most strenuous and selective throughout the world, with fewer than two dozen trainers successfully passing the test since its inception.
The Trainer House is popular meeting spot for experienced trainers, in particular those awaiting a chance to battle the town's elusive gym leader. Matches are held in multiple underground chambers and broadcast on monitors set throughout the ground floor for spectators to enjoy. Rumor has it that battles held here that impress Blue Oak often move him to accept challengers more readily than usual.
A far cry from any of the Kanto region's larger, more well known bodies of water, Lake Viridian is something of a local's getaway more than attraction worthy of note for visitors. Local anglers often land Goldeen and Poliwag for the children of Viridian who cannot or will not make the trek to Pallet for one of Oak's rare starters. Admission to the lake and the small park surrounding it, a popular camping and picnicking site, are free, but strict regulations are placed on visitors with regards to what they can or cannot permanently fish up from the lake.
Pokemon commonly found in the Lake Viridian area:
It is not recommended that trainers from Pallet Town or neighboring Kanto cities visit Viridian for an early badge , as Blue Oak prefers not to battle trainers that have yet to distinguish themselves in some way. First hand accounts from the handful of trainers able to secure a match with Oak despite lacking at least seven badges have unanimously ended in humbling failure for each challenger. Despite this, fledgling trainers venturing from the south should at least pass through to restock depleted supplies, rest, and plan their next course of action.
To the south lies Route 1 and a hike of several hours towards Pallet Town, well known as a common starting point for trainers in the Kanto region and its resident researcher, Professor Samuel Oak, grandfather of the current Viridian City gym leader.
Pokémon commonly found on Route 1:
At its western terminus lies Route 22, a well kept, mostly paved pathway that ends at the first of the gates to Victory Road. Caution should be exercised by new trainers here, as Nidoran are among the first poisonous Pokémon a young trainer will encounter.
Pokémon commonly found on Route 22:
The road to the north stretches on to Route 2 and the Viridian Forest, home to numerous bug Pokemon and the elusive but extraordinarily popular electric type Pikachu. As on Route 22, caution should be exercised around the poisonous Pokémon Weedle, and either gender of Nidoran.
Pokémon commonly found on Route 2:
edited 25th Jan '15 12:54:29 AM by Hashil
Odds are I'll never get around to the Trainer House or geography sections, but stranger things have happened.
Cool. Go a little light on the Gym Leaders themselves, though. We'll be having separate articles for them.
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