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Default The Celestia Region

THE CELESTIA REGION

The Celestia Region is the region where the PE2K Wi-Fi League takes place. Once you receive your starter Pokemon, you may travel around the Celestia Region on your own journey and explore new places, find wild Pokemon, join in plots and of course, battle Gym Leaders. To sign up for the Wi-Fi League and pick your starter, visit the Wi-Fi League Registrations thread.

When posting in the Celestia Region, you control your own trainer. Your trainer can be whoever you like. You can’t control other people’s trainers but you may interact with them. You may choose to travel through the region with others or alone. You can make rivalries and friendships. You may join the ranks of evil teams (if you can find them!) or even start your own. Maybe you wish to be a Pokemon breeder or try to complete your Pokedex. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours!

The Celestia Region is almost like a roleplay. Everyone is welcome to play, whether they have been in roleplays before or not. You can be as detailed as you like when you post about what your character is doing. You can choose to write long posts and go in depth with your trainer’s travels or you can just post your movements and rush across the map to find the Gym Leaders and unlock the secrets of Celestia. Play the game how YOU like!

THE BASICS

YOUR PARTY
Your party is the Pokemon you carry with you at any given moment. You may have a maximum of 6 Pokemon in your party at any time. The rest will be stored in your PC. You may only change the Pokemon in your party while you are in a town (marked in red on the map). When you are in a town, you have access to all your Pokemon and may switch them as often as you like. If you are challenged to a battle by any other trainer in the Wi-Fi league, you may only use your party Pokemon if you are not in a town.

POKEGEAR v3.0
PokeGear is something that all trainers in the Celestia region receive when they start their journeys. It allows trainers to battle each other without being in the same location through special advanced technology. This means you can challenge and battle any other trainer playing in the Wi-Fi league at any time, including Gym Leaders.

TRAVELLING AROUND THE MAP
Your aim is to travel around the map through routes and towns. You may only move to the next route or town in the sequence, you cannot skip routes or towns except with the use of HMs, when indicated. After receiving their starter Pokemon, all trainers begin in Andromeda Town.

ALL ABOUT LOCATIONS
The Celestia Region is made up of a number of different locations, including routes, cities, towns, islands, caves etc. You can travel around the region by moving from location to location, just as you would in a Pokemon game.

LOCATION THREADS
Each main location in the Celestia region has it’s own thread. There are 8 main components of each location thread.

Travel Time
Every location has its own minimum travel time, which must elapse before you can move onto an adjoining location. The time begins when you first post in the location thread to say you have entered. Travel time may be altered by owning special items like the Bicycle or by having certain Pokemon in your party.

Requirements
Some locations have requirements for travel. For example, a route over water may require the trainer to have a Pokemon with the move Surf. If you do not yet fit the requirements, you may not enter that location.

Description
A description of the location, including what you can expect to find there.

NPCs
A list of any important characters that can be found in this location and who trainers may interact with. NPCs are controlled by officials.

Landmarks
Any major landmarks in the area, including special buildings, natural features like beaches or caves, Pokemon Ranches, PokeMarts, Breeding Centers, Dream World Centers, Gyms, etc. You may explore/use any of these landmarks when you are in a particular location. In doing this, you may find special items or Pokemon, or stumble onto a plot...

Wild Pokemon
Many locations have wild Pokemon which you may come across. They will be listed here along with the seasons in which they appear, if applicable.

Items
Items which can easily be found in each location will be listed here, along with the requirements for obtaining them. All trainers in that location which fit these requirements may claim a copy of the item by roleplaying their trainer finding it in the thread. Not all items available in the location will be listed. Some can only be found by exploring certain landmarks or through random events and will be delivered directly to individuals.

Navigation
Each location thread contains a compass which indicates the adjoining locations you can move to once the travel time has elapsed and if you meet the requirements.

POSTING IN LOCATIONS
You should include the following form at the top of every post you make in a location. This makes it easier for officials to see whether they need to intervene and make something happen, such as making a wild Pokemon appear or some kind of random event.

Trainer: The name of your trainer
Party: The Pokemon you are currently carrying with you (maximum of 6)
Currently: A few words summarising what your trainer is doing, eg. searching for wild Pokemon, walking, exploring the lighthouse etc.

Underneath this form, you would post the description of what you’re trainer’s up to.

Here is an example of a post which would be found in the Route 1 thread:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trainer
Trainer: Max
Party: Piplup, Pineco, Sudowoodo
Currently: Walking

Max walked along Route 1 slowly. He was a little bit nervous since this was his first day of training. He held Piplup’s Pokeball in his hand, throwing it up into the air and catching it again every few steps. He wondered if Piplup was getting dizzy.
Remember, you may write as much or as little as you like.

You MAY double post in location threads, but you must wait at least 2 hours between posts.

ENTERING AND LEAVING LOCATIONS
Before moving to a new location, you must check the following:
*Do you meet all the requirements to travel to that location?
*Has the travel time elapsed?

Once you are ready to move to a new location, you should state that you are leaving in the old location thread and where you are moving to, for example:
Leaving Route 2 and entering Zenith Town
You should then include the same thing when you first post in the new location thread.

For example: Let’s say I am a trainer moving from Route 2 to Zenith Town.
In the Route 2 thread I would post:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me
Trainer: Sarah
Party: Bulbasaur, NidoranM, Houndour
Currently: Walking
Sarah could now see the houses of Zenith Town up ahead. “We made it, Bulbasaur!” she yelled. Excitedly, she ran towards the town.

Sarah left Route 2 and entered Zenith Town.
Then, in the Zenith Town thread I would post:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me
Trainer: Sarah
Party: Bulbasaur, NidoranM, Houndour
Currently: Going to Pokemon Center
Sarah entered Zenith Town and looked around. There were lots of houses and a big river. It was getting kind of cold so she decided to head to the Pokemon Center for a rest.

-Entered Zenith Town from Route 2.-
As you can see, you can write it however you like, as long as you include it! Remember, you can be as detailed as you like when posting. As mentioned, you may just post the basics or you may write it all out as if you’re telling a story.

WHAT TO DO IN LOCATIONS
Once you’re in a location, you may do whatever you like! Here are some of your options. These will differ depending on the location.

*Explore landmarks
Most locations have set landmarks which you can explore. You can make your trainer look around and see if you can find anything interesting. Or maybe you’d like to visit the PokeMart to buy some items, or head straight for the Gym.

*Participate in events
Sometimes special events will be taking place in certain locations.You may join them and participate.

*Interact with other trainers
By looking at some of the previous posts in the location thread, you should be able to see if there are any other trainers around. You may chat to other trainers, battle or trade Pokemon. Remember, you receive extra stars for battling someone in the same location!

*Search for wild Pokemon
Many locations have wild Pokemon. Sometimes they will find you and other times, you may have to search for them. An official will control any wild Pokemon encounters.

*Wait for the travel time to elapse
Just want to reach the next city? If you’re not interested in exploring you can just wait for the travel time to elapse and move onto the next location.

RANDOM EVENTS
While you are travelling around the map, you may be subject to random events. These are events posted by a WFL official which may affect your trainer. They include things like finding items, receiving information about a certain landmark or location or having something happen to your trainer or Pokemon. These events can happen at any time and may be triggered by coming across certain NPCs, exploring landmarks etc. Random events may slow you down, speed you up or block your progress until you complete certain tasks. Finding wild Pokemon is also a random event. When you post on a journey thread, you will get a maximum of one random event per hour. This means that you must post again outside of the hour to be eligible for a new event (but does not necessarily mean that you will get one). An official will then post, telling you an event has occurred. You must then respond to it. After the event has ended, you must post at least once more outside of the hour of the last event to receive another. Of course, this does not apply if your character is currently engaged in some kind of plot where the official is therefore required to guide you. Remember you can post your progress as you go and interact with each other, make interesting things happen to your character or just explore, you don't need to rely on an official. You shouldn't just post and then wait for an official to post or expect to get a random event for every post.

IMPORTANT LANDMARKS
Pokemon Center - A place where trainers can relax, heal their Pokemon and switch the Pokemon in their parties. Each Pokemon Center is run by a different Nurse Joy. Trainers can stay here for free.

PokeMart - A shop where trainers can buy items, including PokeBalls and TMs.

Pokemon Ranch - A farm where Pokemon breeders raise Pokemon. They sell Pokemon to trainers. Some Pokemon can only be found here.

Day Care Center - A place where trainers can leave their Pokemon to be raised. Sometimes you may even get an egg.

Dream Center - A research station with a close connection to the Dream World. A special machine here can give your Pokemon Dream World abilities for a small fee.

ABOUT NPCs
NPC stands for "non-playable character". This is a character you may interact with on your journey, but whose actions you cannot control. All NPCs will be controlled by officials. NPCs may be involved in quests, trading, move tutoring, plots or just offer advice. They may appear as random events or have set locations. If you enter a location with an NPC listed, you may look for that NPC if you would like to interact with them. At other times, an NPC may approach you.

WILD POKEMON
When travelling around Celestia, you may come across wild Pokemon. Each location has its own set of wild Pokemon which can be found in that area. WFL Officials are in charge of making wild Pokemon appear. Every wild Pokemon has a particular rarity which determines how often they appear. Wild Pokemon can appear at any time and more than one can appear at once, so be prepared!

While Wild Pokemon may constantly appear, there is a limit on the number of wild Pokemon you can catch in a certain time. At the moment, the limit is 2 Pokemon per Location per week. This means in a single 7 day period, you may only catch 2 Pokemon from the same location. After 7 days are up, you may catch up to 2 more Pokemon from that same location if you wish.

FINDING WILD POKEMON
Wild Pokemon can be found by searching around routes and other areas. An official will post if you come across a wild Pokemon. The chance of finding a wild Pokemon and which Pokemon actually appears is determined by the Pokemon’s rarity. This is done by an official using a random number generator.

An example:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trainer
Trainer: Max
Party: Piplup, Pineco, Sudowoodo
Currently: Looking for wild Pokemon

Max searched in the bushes to the left of the path. The thorns were prickly but he was determined to find a Pokemon somehow. He moved as silently as possible, hoping a Pokemon would come out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Official
Just as Max was about to give up, a rustle could be heard from the other side of the path! A small purple rat flew out of the bushes and looked up at Max. The Rattata crouched down, it seemed like it wanted to battle!

A WILD RATTATA APPEARED!
You may choose to battle or run.
Wild Pokemon will not necessarily appear every time you search for them. In that case, an official will not post. The trainer can choose to keep searching, to look in a different location or to keep moving by making a new post in the thread.

Wild Pokemon may also appear without searching for them. In this case, an official will specify whether the wild Pokemon has appeared only to a particular trainer or if they are available for any trainer currently in that area to catch.

CATCHING WILD POKEMON
Once a wild Pokemon appears, you may choose to battle and try to catch it or to run away. You need to have a PokeBall with you to try and catch a Pokemon. If you choose to battle, you should send out a Pokemon. This must be one of the Pokemon currently with you in your party. You should then write up a post where you battle the wild Pokemon and try to catch it. Once you’ve done this, an official will decide whether the capture was successful. If it was not successful, you may be given another chance to battle or the Pokemon may flee. If your capture attempt is not successful, the PokeBall you used will break, like in the games. It is not reusable.

The chance of catching a Pokemon is determined using a random number generator. The following is taken into account when trying to catch a Pokemon and may increase your chances of capture.
*Pokemon base catch rate (dependent on rarity of Pokemon)
*Type of Pokeball used
*How many badges you have
*The battle you have with the Pokemon

Here is an example of how to catch a Pokemon:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Official
Just as Max was about to give up, a rustle could be heard from the other side of the path! A small purple rat flew out of the bushes and looked up at Max. The Rattata crouched down, it seemed like it wanted to battle!

A WILD RATTATA APPEARED!
You may choose to battle or run.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trainer
Trainer: Max
Party: Piplup, Pineco, Sudowoodo
Currently: Battling

Max jumped up excitedly. He couldn’t believe he finally found a Pokemon. Too bad it was this common little rat, but oh well, it would do! “Go Piplup” Max said. “Use Bubblebeam!” Bubbles shot at the rat and hit it hard in the side. Rattata fell over, but got back up quickly and rushed at Piplup with a Quick Attack. The move hit Piplup but the penguin Pokemon just shook it off. “Use Bide!” Max cried. Piplup used Bide and started glowing. Rattata tried Hyper Fang but Piplup didn’t even flinch. “Now release Bide, Piplup!” Piplup released all its built up power, which slammed into Rattata. The rat went flying and this time it stayed down. “Great work Piplup!” Max said. “Now, go Friend Ball!” The Friend Ball sucked Rattata in and Max waited to see if it would be caught.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Official
Max’s Friend Ball wobbled for a moment as Rattata struggled. Finally... PING!

Congratulations! Rattata was caught!
Rattata was added to your party
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The battle you write out does not have to be very detailed, but the more effort you put into it, the better. We are not judging your battle based on the writing or the length, but on the battle itself and how you used different moves. As long as it is clear you put effort into the battle, your chance of capture will be increased. Some things to keep in mind are to use a variety of different moves when battling and not to make your Pokemon overpowered. When battling a Pokemon, each side should use at least 2 moves. Feel free to be creative with your battles! Also keep in mind that the writing portion is only a very small part of how captures are decided, so if you're not good at writing, don't worry!

If you catch a wild Pokemon, it will be placed in your party. If you already have 6 Pokemon, it will be sent to your PC like in the games.

Last edited by Etymology; 10-20-2012 at 02:49 AM.