Horizons is officially CLOSED. The board will remain accessible as an archive, but staff has moved on. If you're looking for a new Pokemon RP, try Pokemon Chaku (where SG is staff) or any number of others.
Welcome to Veria!
Pokémon Horizons is an expansive RP driven by member-planned plots and regular site events more than any singular site-wide plot, meaning there is always something to do and always room for new ideas.
From classic Pokémon staples to simple slice-of-life to grandiose encounters with Legendary Pokémon, there's a little something for everyone. We've been open since December 2015 and are always eager to welcome new friends~
Post by Yumi Tasukai on Nov 9, 2015 2:53:09 GMT -8
Red / Ass-kicker / tits mcgee
Female/Bisexual (heavy female bias)
Yumi dosn't care much about how she looks, just what feels comfortable, and is practical. Sure she has a dress or two in her wardrobe that Ko-ken mad her get for an occasion, but typically, she'll be wearing baggy shorts, A hoodie with a midrift, long navy blue socks, and some knee high laced boots.
Yumi has a rather nice figure, standing about 5'8, and is clearly well toned. While she rides her pokemon a lot, its clear a lot of her adventuring is done herself, from climbing mountains to swimming. Despite this toned physique, she also has some "fat" in all the right places. Despite her adventuring, she has surprisingly smooth skin, and even the odd scrape or cut seems to fade away without much of a mark. She says this is because her body is used to the rough and tumble, but she really has no clue.
One of the key features of Yumi is her rather vibrant red hair. Standing out from other red heads on the site simple from how bold a shade it is in comparison, making it easy to pick her out in a crowd.
Bubbly - Yumi can be described as a cheery girl above much else. While she can become nervous or even angry, there is usually a certain spark in her smile that shows you just when she's having fun, which tends to be all the time.
Focused - When things matter, Yumi can put everything into a moment. Her pokemon tend to have the know how when it comes to a battle, but if it counts, the orders she gives can be outstanding, and she is more than capable of handling a tough situation.
Worriesome - When the situation dosn't call for it however, Yumi can still be quite a worry wart, trying to do her best to make sure everyone is happy, or ensuring her pokemon don't take too much damage in a battle situation, even if taking a hit could be worth the risk.
Friendly - There's no reason Yumi wouldn't be your friend. Heck you could be planning to destroy the world. If she dosn't know that, the odds are she'll possibly try and befriend you if you let her, just sometimes her past can get in the way of that.
Adventurous - Yumi will try anything once. She has held many jobs in the past, and now that she has money, she uses it to live her life. Flying over the wilds, jumping over skyscrapers with her Blaziken's help, exploring ruins. You name it, she wants to give it a shot, though she will always have a soft spot for flying with her Noivern.
PRE - EPOCH
A brief history of Yumi before she began role playing :
Yumi was born in Hoenn, fortree city. Her parents didn't exactly plan for her, and to put it simply, she lived in foster care from the age of two. She had been told for as long as she can remember that her parents left for a pokemon adventure of their own, and though she soon realized this was likely a lie, it did spark her interest in becoming a trainer too. Growing up in foretree city, she seemed to have a nact for moving through the wild. Her foster parents were worried for her safety as she once came home with a bruise on her right arm from trying to catch an absol without any pokemon of her own.
Unable to cope with her adventurous attitude, she was sent to a school in unova to study as a pokemon trainer. The tall buildings and her love of the woods were not a good mix. The concrete jungle couldn't compare to a real one afterall. Cutting off from her social workers she tried to get a pokemon on her own again, losing herself in what little wilderness Unova had. She had many failed attempts at catching pokemon again, and was starting to run out of what little money she had to keep a shelter over her head. It was on a trip through castellia city that she found her first pokemon, a sawk she named Ko-Ken, who had protected her from some houndour in an alley way, and had stuck by her ever since.
Finding a way to keep themselves going, Yumi and Ko-ken found out about Team rocket, and it's main activities in Kanto. The two seemed to think that joining such a group, no matter how evil, would be a good way to stay safe, and so, after catching two more pokemon, they hitched a ride to Kanto, sneaking into the cargo hold of a ship for a free trip. Arriving in Kanto, they soon joined the gang "Team Rocket" and used whatever money they could get from their work to find a small apartment in Saffron city. At this point, Ko-Ken was, and is, still Yumi's self declared guardian, and will look after her no matter what, though his reasons seem unclear, yet Yumi can tell it's likely just the fact that the Sawk has a kind heart.
PRE HORIZONS :
A list of Key events that occurred in the time on Epoch:
With her money coming in and settled with the easy jobs from the Rockets, a lot of Yumi's spare time was spent catching pokemon, challenging gyms, and other trainers. Really her place in the Rockets was primarily just her doing some check ups on other regions for possible hideouts, and giving her a brilliant excuse to travel. She had a brief fling with one of the old Rocket members, but he one day left without a word, and has long since left Yumi's memory.
One of her jobs did give her a sense of who she was working for. Like a slap in the face, Yum was told to kidnap a girl known as Richelle Jace. During the time she was "guarding" the girl, waiting for a change in shifts, the way she spoke hit Yumi even harder than the atrocious act she had committed, and these thoughts slowly ate away at Yumi during her later years working for them.
As Rockets started getting bigger, Yumi was still a minor player for a while, and during one of her trips to Kalos, she stumbled upon the gems that would allow her to perform Mega evolution, finding both a keystone, and a blazikenite fairly quickly. Upon teaming up with Zernebog Romanov, she conquered a challenge to learn more of these gems from the master of the mega technique in Kalos, and since then, Mega blaziken has been a staple of her team when going against harsh opponents.
Mega blaziken was first put to the test during a small break from the Rockets, entered into the regional tournament that would decide the champion for the next year. With no regrets, she finished off her first and second opponents using the power of mega blaziken, but sadly faltered against a woman she had met once before, Elinda Aspern. This master of steel types beat Yumi down and out of the tournament, but Yumi will always congratulate her for being the first person to make Ko-ken actually bow down in defeat.
When her allegiance to the Rockets was beginning to falter, Yumi was faced with a "New admin", a fellow she had known from previous encounters, but sadly never recognized with the mask. A loss was not felt this time, but the situation she was pushed into, to break the rules of battle, and for Ko-ken to attack a trainer directly. The pressure on her psyche forced her to stay with the rockets, and even became a more reliable agent for quite some time. She still has a breaking point, that once crossed, will put you in for a world of heart. Dammed be the rules.
During one of her more serious missions, she once again ran into Richelle during a staged bank robbery, where she was supposed to play the hero and "capture" the agents that had commited the crime, but the chaos caused from encountering an old face like that put it all into a state of chaos. Her allegiance was once again thrown into chaos, and soon, she left the rockets, taking with her as much information as she could to put to use in clearing her conscience for the past year.
Without work, and her savings dwindling, Yumi eventually had to find work, and with her reputation known by any rockets in the main regions, she packed up, and moved to Nue.
During her time in that region, she didn't make as many big waves as she had in the past. She moved around, mainly resting in the wild or in pokemon centers, but nothing permanent. She felt an urge growing in her that she needed to make some sorta mark on the world, and used some old rocket info she got before she left to start hunting down some old associates or marks of the team. This kinda lead into a somewhat dangerous month for Nue, but it's a memory Yumi dosn't really care to remember. Let's just say she has history with a legendary pokemon, and it likely won't be too pleased when it sees her.
Still, that little encounter made her realize she may need to get a little more experience before she starts taking on anything like that again, and has since moved to the Veria region in pursuit of more challenges.
1 Pokedex Name: Sawk ALIAS: Ko-Ken GENDER: Male ABILITY: Inner focus MOVE SET: Bulk up / endure / close combat / earthquake / reversal / Poison jab / stone edge / counter / ice punch / pain split 2 Pokedex Name: Slowbro ALIAS: Edwardo GENDER: Male ABILITY: Own tempo MOVE SET: slack off / Amnesia / disable / Psychic / fire blast / protect / ice beam / shadow ball / water pulse / rain dance 3 Pokedex Name: Scrafty ALIAS: Gavin GENDER: Male ABILITY: Shed skin MOVE SET: Swagger / drain punch / focus punch / iron head | Dig / iron tail / dragon dance / ice punch / feint attack APPEARANCE:His horns are cubic rather than curved like a normal scrafty. He also tends to carry a compactable shovel in his pants. NOTES: Easily the team's hot head. Gavin has a habit of digging scrafty sized holes in Yumi's apartment so he can get around easier, giving little care for how he damages the buildings structure. He is heavily on the offensive in a fight, and finds it embarrassing when Yumi babies him, even if he is the youngest (age wise) of the original team. 4 Pokedex Name: Blaziken ALIAS: Tequill GENDER: Female ABILITY: Blaze MOVE SET: Quick attack / double team / baton pass / Blaze kick / mirror move / brick break / bulk up / Will o' Wisp / Heat wave / brave bird
5 Pokedex Name: Infernape ALIAS: Veruka GENDER: Female ABILITY: blaze MOVE SET: counter / slack off / Heat wave / acrobatics / Mach punch / Bulk up / Calm mind / Earthquake / Focus blast / Rock slide
While its not a skill she's noticed had been developing, Yumi's lack of an arm for several months has vastly improved her naturally developed dexterity. Should her arm's use even return, the red head is fairly ambidextrous now and good at managing her surroundings and complex tasks that require a sense of your own capabilities. This mainly comes to use during her flights on Pokemon, able to shift and move with their momentum in ways that allow them to pull off vastly more complex manuvers than most trainers would be safe with.
Minor (1) : Agility
While somewhat hampered by the current state of her arm, Yumi has fairly swift reactions and finds herself to be surprisingly flexible. While she's never particularly taken up Yoga or anything of the sort on a more serious note, meditative training with her Sawk has led to her having a fairly focused mind and flexible form, though this tends to be displayed more in a defensive nature with her ability to dip, duck, dive and weave through dangerous battles with wild Pokemon.
Ever since the life pillar event Yumi has lost the use of her dominant (left) arm. For a few weeks after the event this was due to a mass overuse of her mega evolution skill during the efforts to protect Sinclair. As of now her arm is actually only out of action due to a psychological fear of using mega evolution again, which in turn has her unconsciously believing her arm is still impossible to move. Her arm's use will return whenever she finds a reason strong enough to use mega evolution again.
OOC name: Yumi Face Claim: [b]GURREN LAGANN[/b], Yoko Littner as [i]Yumi Tasukai[/i] Continuity: Import? Other Characters? Niso, Starter Items:
Congratulations! You can go ahead and make your PC, Plotter, and begin roleplaying! Welcome to Horizons!
Blessed are those who stand before the corrupt and the wicked and do not falter Blessed are the peacekeepers, the champions of the just Blessed are the righteous, the lights in the shadow In their blood, the Maker's will is written
To summon a mod, just let us know what you need along with a link to the appropriate thread if needed! To use items like Move Techs that don't have a thread involved, just let us know how many you're using so we can remove them from your inventory.