UPDATE Kito evolved. I got a Fire Stone from whatever person calls you and gives you a Fire Stone. So I thought, might as well use it. From this point forward in the comic, though, Kito is boxed. I mean, I have Kindle as my main fire type. But Kito doesn't mind. He liked chilling with Joline, who's his best friend. (no romantic interest there, though, I mean, she's a bug. XD)
Also not mentioned, Kito is related to a line of Vulpix royalty. He had a younger sister, Kita, and ran away from home chasing tails and commoners like a particular Growlithe girl. It made him the black sheep of the family. Scandalous. His little sister Kita happened to be caught by a trainer too, later in life, and is in 's nuzlocke.
Kito's ref sheet. Ah, Kito. You're so much fun.
I didn't mention on his sheet, but he's got quite the set of pipes too. Great singing voice. XD
Heh heh, nah, I wouldn't drown Rooke. CONVENIENT SUICUNE!
She did lose her hat, though, poor thing. Good thing I still have the real hat. It feels...weird...to draw her without it, though. It's just such an integral part of her head. O.o
I just love the panel when Rooke is curled up on the bench with Scout. She's such a cute widdle ten-year-old who nearly drowned. :3
And then, there's the reasoning behind WHY, in the games, you often just stick around in Cianwood and beat the gym first, THEN go save Amphy's life! A good person would just go surf back already, then get Fly. Ah, but you can't do that in a storm, can you? Tah dah! Rooke's still a good person! Fly, as a move, allows a Flyer much stronger abilities, both to combat weather and to carry a passenger. In this case, they'd probably fly through the clouds, over the storm.
And currently, no one with a bird is on Cianwood, due to league matters calling them in a day before the storm hit. So only Rooke could take the medicine. There's no other way. Nope.
So, training to fight Chuck is coming up, along with...dun dun DUN! Character development!
And, also, BACKGROUNDS. Oh my heavens. Neko is a goddess. <3 I was flipping out about this page from the moment I saw it. So...beautiful!
NuzRooke (c) me Pokemon (c) Pokemon Beautiful backgrounds (c)
And yes, this ship has sailed. It's just too cute. And the name I decided on was Rockshipping - since they met, fighting over a rock. <3
The way it works out, in a story sense, is Rudder immediately took a shine to Marsha, from the moment he fought her, really. And even though she was irked at him on first sight, she took a shine to him after she was caught. Then he offered to help her train to get up to level. And both of them are pretty straight-shooters, open individuals, and after a while of training and fighting together, they just fell in love. I'm so happy I found a girlfriend for Rudder. <3 How it happened probably went down like this -
Rudder - "You know, Marsha, you're pretty amazing." Marsha - "You are too, Rudd." Rudder - "I may even love you. Crazy, huh?" Marsha - "Ditto. Guess I'm crazy too." Rudder - "Let's be crazy together, then." Marsha - "Sounds like a plan to me." Rudder - "...You're sure you want a big lug like me?" Marsha - "S'long as you keep me." Rudder - "Don't worry, I'm planning on it."
Update - here she is evolved. Forgot to update her ref. I need to go update Kindle's too, now that I think of it...
And here's Sam's ref sheet! I love Sam. :3
And YES. YES SHE IS LIKE PINKIE PIE. I KNOW. YOU CAN ALL STOP COMMENTING ON IT. XD
She's actually not based on Pinkie at all - she's based on Samcat, my best friend, who asked me to name the next Pokemon I caught after her. That's why I turned the game off and on a bunch to get a girl Eevee (it wasn't luck, I cheated) but it was the only time I could choose the gender, and I took advantage of it to truly name her after Samcat. And it just so happened that, luckily, her nature matched Samcat's perfectly! Jolly nature, somewhat stubborn. XD
Samcat, though, is VERY much like Pinkie Pie. She's Pinkie with a healthy dash of Rainbow Dash too. So while Sam the Eevee is based on Samcat, she is very similar to Pinkie. So there you go. XD
EDIT THE THIRD And here he is as a Typhlosion. *sniff* My little Kindle has grown so much. <3
EDIT Updated it in his new Quilava form. I love how he looks - so handsome. A note, he CAN stand on his hind legs like other Quilava, but because his body is so much longer and heavier now, he likes to walk on all fours mostly, and often sits or stands on all fours as well.
Needed reference pages, so I spent a few hours tonight whipping up refs for all my Pokemon. This one's for Kindle, obviously. I'll change it as time goes along and he evolves and whatnot.
We got to Nimbasa that evening and stayed the night at the Pokemon Center. The next morning, first thing, I went and caught Pokemon from the routes on either side of the city - a Mincinno and a Liepard. Then I sent them to Brandon, and he sent me my next three eggs.
I hadn't noticed, but Brandon reminded me - Christmas had snuck up on us. What a pleasant surprise!
So I took the three eggs and decided to hatch them all today, as a Christmas treat. We explored Nimbasa and trained a little. We checked out the amusement park, which was a lot of fun. Someone gave us a Sun Stone, too, which is great. I even pulled Leon from the ranch to train too.
That's when he met the new kids - including Belle. He seemed very interested in her. He was sarcastic and sneer-y, like normal, but to Belle, he was very kind and considerate. I thought it was interesting, and kind of cute. She thought he was funny.
So it was just Leon, Belle and Gilda with me when the new babies hatched.
The first to hatch was a little Purrloin kitten, a boy. I named him Quincy. Quincy was born with an incredible moveset too - Foul Play, Night Slash...but I had met Purrloins before, and I knew how fragile they were. I decided to postpone his training until a further date, or not at all. He's an Adamant Nature, likes to run, and I figured he'd enjoy roaming the ranch more than battling.
The next two hatched at nearly the exact moment, so I consider them the two twins. Which is hilarious, because the first to hatch was a baby Seviper, and the second, to my delight, was another puppy Growlithe. I named the Seviper Severus, and the puppy, I named Frodo. Severus is a calm and happy kid, Calm nature, sturdy body. He's a solid little guy, with a normal moveset of Wrap. And Frodo? He's a skittish little thing, yiping and hiding behind Severus. Timid nature, sturdy body. So he and Severus have that in common. They're quite the adorable pair of brothers, and Quincy considers himself the older brother, and the leader of the three. Frodo has one thing going for him - he hatched knowing Fire Blast.
Belle fell in love with all three, and they adore her. She's got quite the mother potential, indeed. She's sweet and gentle with them. Gilda, too, is a favorite of them. Quincy likes Leon, but Frodo is scared of him, and Severus is still on the fence. But around Belle, Leon is just as good with the kids.
I spent the day training Belle to level 35. I couldn't resist dressing up the babies for Christmas and snapping a photo. They're just too cute.
In the evening, I decided it was time to train the others. So I sent the three little ones to Brandon, and Kitt, Fang and Sonata came back onto the team. Marco decided to stay at the ranch for now. He likes looking after the little folks, and Frodo hero-worshipped him the moment they met. It makes me happy.
So, for now, I want to get everyone to level 35 at least, before I challenge the next gym. Elesa's gym. So it'll be Gilda who I'll train the most for it. My little Gligar is a little nervous, but she's excited too. As am I.
Remnants (c) me Pokemon (c) Pokemon
(Yeah, so these are the three Christmas babies. <3 Severus I think I'll train. Frodo I won't, because I have Marco. And I won't train Quincy just yet, since Purrloin and Liepard are so darn fragile... X'D Even with his amazing moveset, I don't want to risk him. Besides, I have Belle and Sonata for Dark Types.
Oh, and you know why I named the puppy Frodo? Because Marco is named after my dog in real life. We used to have two dogs. Our second dog was named Frodo, and he was like Marco's little brother. XD We don't have him any more, since in truth he was a show dog and we only sort of half owned him, and now he lives with the breeder who also owns him. He recently sired an adorable litter of puppies...anyway...
And we see that Leon is interested in Belle, don't we? Hmmm.
This'll be the last update for the next few days, since, of course, Christmas. So Merry Christmas again, everyone! Love you all!)
The same, except that Belle is 35 now and knows Dragon Pulse instead of Bite.