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Just a standard trainer with Pokemon team picture

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I see people do this a lot.  They draw a pic of themselves as a Pokemon trainer alongside their team in whatever game they're playing.  It's something I've wanted to do myself for the last three gens or so, but it kept never happening (MOSTLY due to my lack of confidence in being able to draw Pokemon).  But after spending a week doing some hardcore work on Rain - Volume 2, I just wanted to take a breather yesterday and do something NOT Rain-related for me.  It was finally my chance!  ^_^

When Pokemon Bank came out last month, I transported everything from my Black 2 game to a brand new file on Pokemon X.  This started me off with a nice, meaty Pokedex of course.  But the real reason I did it was so I could play through the game using a lot of my personal favorites (or at the very least, things that evolve from or to them) from start to finish.  As it happens, most of the Pokemon I get most attached to often don't appear until later in the game, so this has actually made for a pretty enjoyable and fulfilling experience so far.

Milotic has been my personal favorite of mine since I first got one when I got back in Gen 3.  And then, even moreso when I came up with the totally-not-true-but-kinda-cool-to-think-about theory about it.  I also love Eeveelutions very much, but Sylveon and Glaceon are easily on top.  My love for Dragonite stems from my earliest days with the series.  Getting a Dratini that just never left my party for pretty much the second half of the game in Pokemon Red.  Any game thereafter that featured that as an option was pretty guaranteed to end with Dragonite in my party.  Gourgeist is perhaps the strange one.  My love really goes back to Pumpkaboo for the most part (one the cutest Pokemon out there, in my opinion).  I didn't like the evolved form at first.  But now that I'm actually using it, I'm finding that Gourgeist is itself quite adorable.

One of the more fun aspects of playing with my faves the whole game too, is that I get super attached and creative, envisioning personalities and backstories for them in my head while I'm playing (I'm a writer; I swear this stuff just happens on it's own XD).

You might think it's strange that there are only five Pokemon there.  The sixth member has been cycling through from a bunch of possibilities depending on the situation (sometimes just even leaving it blank).  So thus far, these five really do make up my true team as permanent fixtures.  I didn't really want to represent something I'm not really going to use in the end, after all.

And I just realized I didn't give my "trainer me" a bag.  Well, crap.  ^^;

Okay.  Got that out of my system, now back to Rain. XD


[EDIT] - Just because it came up in the comments, I wanted to add that I haven't named any of the Pokemon in this team yet.  I just haven't really come up with anything I liked on my own yet.  But if people are interested, I'd be willing to open up the floor for name suggestions.  ^_^    
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FireChick12012's avatar
How come you don't have a sixth pokemon on your team?

Cute! I love them all! If I was a pokemon trainer, my team would be like this: Pikachu, Azumarill, Meganium, Floette, Delphox, and Togekiss.
OjouTsuki's avatar
Your Dragonite doesn't look pleased at all.
rexyplexy's avatar
rexyplexyProfessional General Artist
Awesome team! (Great art work as well! :meow:)
mayfirerose's avatar
mayfireroseHobbyist General Artist
It took me till like three days ago to make up my mind on my main team/ competitive team. Alakazam, Mega Absol, Scoliopede, Vaporeon, Shiny Raikou, and Noivern. 
Wiinner159's avatar
what ever happened to your starter? the new 3 are pretty cool in my opinion especially Greninja, I have yet to find mine useless even in postgame stuff. you just can't say no to that badass face
JocelynSamara's avatar
JocelynSamaraProfessional Writer
I actually kinda dislike the starters in this one, personally.  At least, when they evolve.  I like Fennekin and it's first evolution, but I detest the final one.  Similarly, Greninja just kinda grosses me out with the "tongue-scarf" thing.  And Chespin's okay, but I don't like either of it's evolutions.  I'm one of those people who doesn't pick my teams based on how good they are, but literally just how much I like them.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
If that sort of thing bugs you, you should probably not play Left 4 Dead. ;)
thediremoose's avatar
Why not use Gardevoir as your sixth? You did say you were fond of that evolutionary line.
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JocelynSamaraProfessional Writer
I am, but Gardevoir is now part Fairy, and I have this thing about doubling up on Types.  I dunno.  Maybe it's just a personal thing, but I really genuinely just don't like doing it.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
Part...Fairy? :?
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JocelynSamaraProfessional Writer
In the latest gen, there's a new Fairy type.  As well as including new Pokemon to fall under that type, there are a lot of older ones retroactively made into Fairy types.  The whole Ralts line now is Psychic/Fairy.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
Given the connotation often involved with the word Fairy and my own personal experience with Gardevoir, it comes off a little...disconcerting...to label that poke a Fairy. Though I'm sure it's nothing like that and my own insecurities are at play here.

My Gardevoir was male but damned if he wasn't proud to be the cutest, girliest poke evah! :giggle:
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JocelynSamaraProfessional Writer
While I'm willing to bet that there are some people out there who associate the term solely with the slur and get a good laugh out of it, I sincerely doubt that was Nintendo's intention.  The Fairy type just seems to revolve around Pokemon being in some way magical/mystical.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I agree with you. I'm guessing this fairy tag is assigned to pokes like Clefairy, Blissey and possibly the Eevee line? I could be wrong on that last one.
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LiaHansenStudent Artist
This inspired me to pull out the ole' GBC and start a new game on Red version! I currently have a Bulbasaur, a Nidorino, a Spearow and a Geodude. Not pokemon I usually go for, so this bound to be an interesting playthrough. :) 
IllCaesar's avatar
No shinies? You should tots sue Game Freak over that.

Also, you look really quite in all of that :>
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JocelynSamaraProfessional Writer
I should sue!  Pokemon fan since day one, and I've STILL never even encountered a Shiny to date!  I feel robbed.

But before anyone asks, I don't accept trades to receive a Shiny, nor will do one of the "quick easy tricks" to get one.  It's a chance encounter because it's supposed to be a special surprise. If it's easy to get one, it's defeating the purpose.  I know I'll get one someday, eventually.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
I found a shiny Tentacool once. But I never really used it. Sapphire had way too many water pokes.
IllCaesar's avatar
Always carry a Master Ball. Trade one into the game ASAP. Trust me, you don't want to be without one. Once I encountered a shiny less than a half hour into the game. I would flipped my lid if it was before I got to get Pokeballs. And if you need a Master Ball, I have like two dozen of them (all legit), so I'm just throwing that out there ^_^
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually caught my shiny tentacool in a standard issue pokeball. 
IllCaesar's avatar
Yes, but why run the risk of running out of Pokeballs? Or the Pokemon KO'ing your team if its early on in the game? Or struggling itself to death in the late-game? Or the Pokemon using a move like Teleport or Explosion? The Master Ball is simply there for insurance. I caught all of my shinys with regular Pokeballs, its just good insurance against the rest of your day being ruined.
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JamieAgathaRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
This was my very first pokemon game. I threw the master ball, not realizing that one was all I would ever get. I didn't know shinies were super-duper rare, so I just threw normal pokeballs cause that's all I had. I also failed to catch Kyogre, not knowing that I only had one chance at it. It's not like the game tells you these things.
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LibertadesProfessional Digital Artist
It's a nice team!
AuraVampyre's avatar
...*blinks* wait. I thought the Milotic thing was canon?
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