Battling and Levelling SystemsBattling
What would a Pokemon RP be without battling? Here we explain how battling works and what it takes to get your character to the next level.
Battling is largely based on what you, the player, decides to do. We give you a lot of free reign during battle so that it feels more like a roleplay rather than with the mechanics that you would get inside a normal Pokemon game. You can use your moves strategically to do pretty much what you want as long as it is within the rules and the person or people you are roleplaying with has nothing against it.
Please be aware that though you do have a lot of freedom with battling, moderators will always be monitoring your posts and checking to see that the rules are upheld.Levelling
Now onto the slightly harder bit.
Levelling is judged on how many pages you have role-played with your character. There are 15 posts per page and this is quite important. There are two conditions for your character's level up: 1 completed page or 15 of your own posts.
A completed page is 15 posts from both you and whatever partners you have in your thread. It's also when the thread will move on to the next page with the next post. When you have completed a page, the characters you use for that page will earn that one page towards their level up. You will gain 1 level for every 5 pages. If you end up with 4 pages in one topic, but 1 in another, that still counts as 5, but only if you used the same
If you don't complete a page and then lock the thread that has posts left over, there is no need to fear about them going to waste. When this happens, your individual posts in that thread will contribute to a secondary counter. This is the 15 post counter. Let's say you're doing a thread with someone and they disappear at 14 posts, before you can complete the page. Instead of all that work and time going to waste, you can count up your personal
posts in that final incomplete page and add them to your post counter. When you reach 15 in total on your character, you gain a level. This is meant as a way to give credit
to people who don't want to push themselves farther just to get a page or are abandoned by their partner roleplayer. Abusing this will result in all potentially affected threads being discredited completely from your records.
Certain held items can help impact your level up requirements. As an example, a Joy Ribbon makes your requirements 3 pages and 9 posts. There is only one other item that's better than a Joy Ribbon, but it has consequences on your character. You'll need to find this item on your own if you wish to seek its strength.