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Team Annihilation

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EXPLORERS GUILD: Team Annihilation

Date Joined: 1/9/2018

Current Funds: 0 St

Merits: 0

Strikes: 0

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[Evelyn]

Species: Steenee

Nature: Relaxed

-Characteristic: Proud of its power

Gender: Female

Age: Young Adult

Ability: Leaf Guard

Moves: 
-Double Slap (Normal)
(
The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.)
-Razor Leaf (Grass)
(
Sharp-edged leaves are launched to slash at the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.)
-Magical Leaf (Grass)
(
The user scatters curious leaves that chase the target. This attack never misses.)
-Stomp (Normal)
(
The target is stomped on. This may also make the target flinch.)

Strength: 4              Agility: 2

Intelligence: 3          Charisma: 1+2 (3)

Total Points Left: 0/10

Type Bonus: Grass->Charisma

Inventory:

Template Vest

----Description: A light sea-green vest.

Item 2

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Item 3

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[Mae] (That’s not short for anything.)

Species: Rotom

Nature: Jolly

-Characteristic: Highly curious

Gender: None

Age: Young Adult? Probably? They won’t share their age with anyone.

Ability: Levitate

Moves: 
-Confuse Ray (Ghost)
(The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.)
-Thunder Shock (Electric)
(A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.)
-Ominous Wind (Ghost)
(The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. This may also raise all the user’s stats at once.)
-Electro Ball (Electric)
(The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move’s power.)

Strength: 2              Agility: 2+2 (4)

Intelligence: 3        Charisma: 3

Total Points Left: 0/10

Type Bonus: Electric->Agility

Inventory:

Item 1

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Item 2

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Item 3

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========== WRITTEN TEST ==========

A single streak of blue sky between the dense clouds above Andalusst City marks the start of an unpredictable morning, and it seems like rain or shine could develop at a whim. The assorted traders and pedestrians mulling about seem to be a little wary, trying to park their stalls and carts in shaded areas or making efforts to keep their dry produce hidden away for now.

While the Explorers Guild Hall isn't exactly the most eye-catching building, it still has a somewhat homely feel to it, even though this party has only just finished registering. The Steenee finishes signing the papers as the Rotom looks around the room, taking everything and everyone in. The Explorers seem to have a certain unmistakable aura to them, though one in particular happens to meet their gaze.

The Servine leaning against a nearby wall inclines her narrow snout toward the team and gives a little nod, her bright eyes briefly visible under the shadow of her hat. "Hey... New, are you?" She speaks with a hint of caution, but her tone is otherwise welcoming. "Hmm, stupid question. 'Course you are, I saw you sign in. Admittedly I'm not great with this meet and greet stuff, so how about exchanging names to start things off? You first."

“That’s a fast introduction.” The Rotom says. “I’m fine with that. My name is Mae, and this is Evelyn!” At the sound of her name, the Steenee looks up.

“Oh, have you made a friend already, Mae?” She smiles, and then directs her attention to the Servine. “It’s nice to meet you!”

Upon receiving this response, the Servine relaxes a little, folding her small arms across her chest. "Ahh, that's great. Yeah, when you said your names just then, it had that... that "zing". It means you're serious about this, yeah? As for me, my name's Teresa. I'm what you'd call a Guild Assistant, which makes me your Serperior."

“You’re a Guild Assistant?” Evelyn says, shocked for a second before shaking it off. “I expected you to be much more serious- no offense.”

She stares at Evelyn with a blank face for a moment, then giggles quietly. "None taken. You know, you don't have to be so polite. I don't really care about rank and file, but I do care about honesty. If I tell a joke and it sucks, feel free to roll your eyes."

She extends one of her thin, green vines and nods, expecting a handshake even though she keeps her arms folded. Mae tries to return it, but ends up just bumping into the vine repeatedly.

“Oh yeah…” Mae says, as if they just recalled something. “No hands.”

“So what brings you here, anyway?” Teresa asks. “You from out of town, or...?"

“I’m from here.” Evelyn responds. “I’ve honestly always wanted to join the guild since I was a little Bounsweet, but I didn’t want to join without a partner.”

“And then I came along!” Mae adds. “And now I can be her partner so she can explore!”

Satisfied with the two’s answer, Teresa nods and withdraws her vine. "Cool, cool... Well, whatever the case, you've got a name in mind for your group, right? I didn't get a chance to check your papers, but I do want to get more familiar with our rookie members when I have the time. I'm kinda new to this whole assistant thing, honestly."

“We’re called Team Annihilation!” Mae says, a smile on their face.

“It sounds powerful, and honestly just really cool.” Evelyn explains. Mae adds on.

“Don’t worry, we won’t actually annihilate people. Not unless they deserve it.”

A smile creeps over her narrow features when she hears the given name of the team, though it's ambiguous as to whether she found it inspiring or amusing for other reasons. "There's that "zing" again. Feels good to know we've got Pokémon like you joining our Guild. I guess Cassidy wasn't exaggerating when he said the standouts just keep pouring in. Just don't get cocky - confidence is good, but overconfidence in a dungeon is a quick way to get yourself in trouble, along with everyone else in your party."

“I’m sure I’m strong enough to deal with anything. You don’t need to worry.” Evelyn says, smiling. Mae looks over to Evelyn, and then floats over to where they assume Teresa would have an ear- it’s hard to tell with reptilian Pokemon.

“Don’t worry,” Mae whispers, “I’ll take care of her.” They float back to beside Evelyn, shooting Teresa a wink.

She taps the side of her snout, then clicks her tiny fingers as another question enters her mind. "Oh right, this is very important - why did you want to become an Explorer, hm? Just curious..."

“I’d love to adventure!” Evelyn says. “Fighting through dungeons, working with other Pokemon to do things for good…”

“You won’t have an interesting future if you sit around thinking about the past.” Mae interrupts, a strangely serious look on their face. “I want an interesting future, so why not spend it having new experiences? And where better to do that than the explorer’s guild?”

Evelyn stops thinking about her possible future in the explorer’s guild to stare at Mae for a full minute. Mae stares back, and then giggles, back to their normal carefree self.

“...And I thought Evelyn was cool and wanted to help her!”

Teresa listens patiently to the explanation, but as soon as Mae is done with the tale, she immediately begins speaking again, her words leaving her mouth more rapidly and urgently than before. "...Because ultimately, the people come first, yeah? There's lots of food in the dungeons, and materials for clothing and medicine! When we go out and find that stuff, it means everyone here gets to have dinner. I mean, you know that, obviously, but just don't forget!"

Teresa sways her leaf-adorned tail from side to side and taps her foot, momentarily distracted by her own thoughts, a wanting grin plastered across her face. When she snaps back to reality, she lifts her snout into the air and clears her throat. "N-not to sound standoffish, but what exactly do you do, anyway? What skills or talents do you have to offer the Guild? Everyone's good at something, I think."

“I’m very strong.” Evelyn says. “That could be useful.”

“You can also write stuff down!” Mae says to Evelyn. “That’s useful!”

“It’s a skill most Pokemon with arms have, Mae.” Evelyn responds.

“Still useful! I’m fast, and agile!” Mae says. “If you want something done fast, I can help! …Unless it involves carrying stuff…I don’t have any arms…”

Even before the two Pokemon have finished properly answering, Teresa clicks her fingers and purses her lips, as if hearing that mythical zing yet again. She waits until Team Annihilation is done talking to speak, however. "I can just feel it, you do what you do and do it with everything you've got. 'Cause in this guild, when a giver gives, then the giver gets... gotten... gets give-- eh, well you get what you give, or something. Whatever, it's written down on that big plaque in the hall. Just do your best and come see me if you need any help."

“Alright!” Evelyn waves.

Sounding much more cheerful than when she'd first approached, she gives you a little wave and turns to immediately engage another group of recruits nearby, no doubt asking them similar questions. The life of a Guild Assistant must be a busy one.

Evelyn and Mae leave the Guild Hall, smiling.

“Wasn’t she nice?” asks Mae.

“That’s probably her job.” Evelyn responds.

“I don’t think we’ll be see-neeing her soon, though.” Mae says, a waiting grin on their face. Evelyn doesn’t react. Mae frowns. “Aw, come on. See-neeing? Steenee? Like what you are? It was a pun!”

“Your jokes are just as bad as her ‘Serperior’ joke, Mae.”

“Thanks!”

The two Pokemon walk off, talking with one another.

Sometimes when I'm bored, I make fake Pokemon Mystery Dungeon teams. These two seemed promising, so I turned them into an actual team. To those who are wondering how Evelyn knows Stomp and is still a Steenee-
cdn.discordapp.com/attachments…
Granted, that's about the anime, but still.
These two act like they're a lot stronger than they are.
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...tfw you forget the moves. adding that now.