JV Pokemon Trainer!

(Originally posted in "Create Your Own Gym" Thread)
@john_valentine said:

@jorgevy: Great, great thread!

I'd have a Unova-based gym in Castelia City.

Gym Leader - John Valentine

"Born and raised in New Bark town, John trained his Growlithe from a young age before evolving him into an Arcanine around his thirteenth birthday. At the age of sixteen, JV embarked on his travels across the regions to hone his skills as a trainer, departing with only his loyal Arcanine but assembling a core team of veteran Pokemon along the way. By the age of 21, John has bested all gym leaders throughout Johto, Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova regions and defeated the Elite Four several times.

John now resides in Unova's capital, Castelia City, acting as a full-time gym leader in the city's newest gym, Castelia Arena.

John does not specialise in any single type of Pokemon, instead he favours the use of a squad of well-levelled and experienced fighters with which he has developed a close bond with throughout his years of adventure.

John eagerly awaits the day when he can once again follow the road and rematch the world's finest trainers, once again battle the nefarious Teams Rocket/Magma/Aqua/Plasma/Galactic, and search across the lands for beautiful, fabled Legendary Pokemon."

Gym - Castelia Arena.

"A large stadium with an open field and spectator seats all around; these seats are frequently filled with citizens from across the regions who wish to view the spectacular battles that take place in this grounds. The environment upon the field changes at random between rounds to test both John and his competitors to their limits"

Pokemon

Alpha Squad

  • Arcanine (evolved from Growlithe pup starter Pokemon)
  • Luxray (caught as a Shinx shortly after beginning adventire, evolved to Luxio after Violet City gym battle)
  • Espeon (evolved from the Eevee gifted by Bill after defeating Whitney in Goldenrod City)
  • Gyarados (caught at the Lake of Rage)
  • Garchomp (encountered as Gabite in Sinnoh region, three years into JV's quest)
  • Flygon (met as a Trapinch in Hoenn, two years into JV's quest)

JV's additional Pokemon include Umbreon, Scyther, Croconaw, and Charmeleon at present. Umbreon resides with JV's parents in New Bark Town.

(Eventually expanded to include Umbreon, Scizor (evolved), Feraligatr (evolved), Charizard (evolved), Gengar, Steelix, Heracross, Torterra and Braviary).

This story is set on PokeEarth-2, a parallel reality to that of my original post, which was set on PokeEarth-1.

A battle between corrupted versions of Palkia and Dialgia has shattered the time-space continuum and lead to a collapse of structure of PokeEarth-1, which is now dying. Though an aged JV (from PokeEarth-1), alongside his fellow trainers, were able to stop the unleashed legendary beasts with great casualty, they were unable to stop the irreparable damage to the structure of their reality - worse, it became clear that the after effects of the collapse of their reality were beginning to spread across the PokeMultiverse, causing multiple other worlds/universes to implode. The very core of reality shattered. In a last-ditch attempt to save all of existence, an aged JV hurtled an egg he'd bred from his renowned Arcanine through a wormhole to PokeEarth-2. Attached a message relaying the events of his own doomed universe, a warning of the impeding threat, a strange ring and a single fire stone to be used at the correct time.

This is where young JV's story begins.....

John Valentine was born and raised in New Bark town, Johto. Around the time of his fifth birthday, young Master Valentine caught a glimpse of a strange object hurtling downwards through the sky and landing in the nearby woods. Rushing to the scene with his mother and Professor Elm a strange ship was found in the smoking crater left by the impact - inside an egg, amongst various other items. Cradling the egg, it hatched in young John's arms to expose a male Growlithe pup.

(The items were taken by Professor Elm for further analysis, the contents of the letter were later shown to Professors Oak, Birch, Rowan, Juniper, Sycamore, the CEO of Silph Co and Mr Stone (CEO of Devon Co), who formed a secret cabal to investigate ways to stop the impending threat, coupling their respective fields of Pokemon research with a way to try and stop this universal collapse).

John began to train his Growlithe, improving his skills as a trainer quite considerably over the years. John eventually evolved his Growlithe into an Arcanine, using the same fire stone found alongside the egg a few years prior. At the age of 16, JV departed New Bark town and began on the next stage of his journey; to travel the lands of Johto, Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos, battle their trainers and gym leaders and defeat their Elite Fours/Champions.

By the age of 22, John had accomplished this and more, as well as gathering a team of both well-experienced and well-trained Pokemon - his faithful Arcanine still being the staple of his team. On one of his journey to Kalos, John was gifted with the strange ring found in the same vessel that had crashed nearby New Bark Town all those years before by Professor Sycamore. The Professor revealed the item to be a Mega Ring, capable of evolving certain Pokemon beyond their natural limits in the heat of battle.

Like his PokeEarth-1 counterpart, JV settled eventually down in Unova's capital enjoying the wealth and fame he'd gained from his travels, Castelia City and founded the Castelia Arena, which offered the Arena badge to those few who could best his team. When not training his Pokemon/acting as resident Gym leader at the Castelia Arena, John resides in Lilycove City, Hoenn!

With the effects of the universal collapse beginning to affect their earth ever so subtly (Pokemon migration patterns, weather changes etc), the team of Professors and the CEOs of Silph and Devon, having resorted to allying themselves with Giovanni, believe they have found a way to prevent their reality from dying - to capture the fabled legendaries, Dialgia and Palkia, and use their abilities to stabilise the space-time continuum once more. They turn to the best trainers their world has to offer, Blue, Steven Stone, Lance, Iris, Diantha and John amongst others, to accomplish this task. In addition, Professor Elm hands John the message written by his alternate self those years prior. Once more, John sets out, this time on an all the more dangerous and pressing task.

(TBC!)

Gym - Castelia Arena.

"A large stadium with an open field and spectator seats all around; these seats are frequently filled with citizens from across the regions who wish to view the spectacular battles that take place in this grounds. The environment upon the field changes at random between rounds to test both John and his competitors to their limits"

John Valentine favours no particular type of Pokemon, instead he opts for a team of well-balanced and well-trained Pokemon.

Prize - Thunder TM, Fire Blast TM, Earthquake TM, Psychic TM, Hydro Pump TM.

Pokemon (Main Battle Team)

  • Arcanine (M) (that same loyal pup that arrived from PokeEarth-1 in the egg so many years prior)
  • Garchomp (M) (caught in Sinnoh as a Gabite)
  • Espeon (F) (given to John as an Eevee by Bill in Golden Rod City)
  • Jolteon (M) (given to John as an Eevee by Bill in Golden Rod City)
  • Greninja (F) (given to John as a Froakie from Professor Sycamore when John arrived in Kalos)
  • Metagross (gifted as a Beldum from Steven Stone during John's time in Hoenn. Acts as the resident Mega on John's team. Mega stone found during John's travels through Kalos)

(John has multiple other Pokemon he's trained/battled with during his time as a trainer, including: Ferligatr, Heracross, Umbreon, Skarmory and Blaziken).

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