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With his boyish charm and youthful features, Jae is a good looking young man with perfectly tousled dark hair. Occasionally he also wears his glasses (he has astigmatism), which gives him a somewhat dorky yet adorable boy-next-door feel. Coupled with his average height – 5’ 10” – he sometimes gets mistaken for a student. Though he is baby-faced, he has an athletic physique which contrasts strongly with his appearance.
Jae favours minimalistic clothes in subdued blue and earth tones, and has an obvious taste for denim articles, cardigans, and jackets. He also has, to a smaller degree, a penchant for flannel shirts. When he’s at work at the Ironwood Gym, he dresses more sharply, either aiming for a more mature and sophisticated style with crisp and stylish suits, or amping up the bad boy appeal with flashier clothes and accessories.
Most people would be familiar with Jae’s on-air persona, which is his ‘public face’ and the side he reveals to others. Charming and witty, yet humble and down-to-earth, he tends to let others take the lead and instead takes on a more supportive role within the group. When the situation calls for it, however, he is comfortable stepping up and taking the lead.
Easygoing and relaxed, he dislikes conflict and tries to avoid open confrontations with others. While he doesn’t strongly impose his views on others, he doesn’t yield easily either, and prefers to work out a solution that is favourable for everyone. From time to time, he does seem to try too hard to please everyone. He’s aware of this shortcoming, and he’s still working on curbing it.
Only his family and close friends would know that Jae is actually quite the introvert. He needs his alone time to recharge his batteries, especially after a long day at work. His outward confidence and charm belies his insecurity and low self-esteem. Coupled with his unrealistically high expectations of himself, he often feels that he is not good enough, and is extremely harsh on himself when he makes any mistakes. He also bottles up all his negative emotions and doesn’t like to talk about them, believing that it is a sign of weakness and that he should not burden others with his own troubles. Rather, he soldiers on silently and stoically, knowing that complaining will get him nowhere, and that with enough hard work, he will be able to achieve whatever he sets his mind to.
The second child of a deliveryman and a Poké Mart assistant, Jae grew up in Rustboro City in the Hoenn region. His parents, and subsequently his older brother who started taking up part-time jobs, made just enough to make ends meet. That meant he was often left alone at home, and he learnt from a young age that he had to be independent and rely on himself.
When Jae was a bit older he would help out at the Poké Mart, or even the delivery company, but due to his young age there was only so much he was qualified and allowed to do. And at school, his grades were terrible as compared to his brother’s, and that was another reason why he felt small and inadequate.
This sense of inferiority would go on to define him: he started to base his self-worth on all the wrong things: how well he did at school, how much his peers liked him, how much he was able to reduce his family’s financial burden, and so on. He became overly critical and harsh on himself, a bad habit that would eventually become part of his character.
Somehow or another, Jae managed to make it to high school. He joined the school’s baseball team, having picked up a sport several years ago in middle school, and was considered one of the better players. One day, a close friend of his was forced to quit after sustaining an injury. That hit Jae a lot harder than most people thought it would. He didn’t have many friends to begin with, and he wasn’t very close to the other team members. His performance deteriorated, and soon he left the team as well.
It wasn’t an entirely bad thing that he did so. He suddenly had a lot of time on his hands, and needed something to occupy himself. Out of curiosity he joined the school’s campus radio station, and immediately fell in love with radio broadcasting. He proved to be quite a versatile and talented host, and was also interested in the technical aspects such as sound recording and mixing. Under the guidance of his instructors, he went through his professional training as an audio engineer and radio host. He thought that his family would be proud of him if he found something he was good at. Hence, when he learnt of a job opportunity in the Eden region after his graduation, he accepted it immediately.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing when he arrived at Eden. He had expected just as much, and persevered and put in his all. Within a year he got his own show, and soon after, he earned a spot on the coveted breakfast show, alongside his more experienced colleagues. He also found employment at the Ironwood Gym as an audio engineer, and became one of the gym’s trainers who specialized in Normal-type Pokémon.
A couple of years have passed since he left his home. He’s still not quite happy in spite of his moderate success. Unknowingly, he had become so busy that he was distancing himself from his family, and he only realized this belatedly. For too long he had been obsessed with the wrong things, and neglected what should have mattered most. But it’s not easy: his family is far away in the Hoenn region, and he can’t just up and leave. So for now he’s doing what he can in his own way to patch things, and while he’s at it, help others around him so that they wouldn’t do anything they would regret in future.
Recently, Jae was appointed as the leader of the Ironwood Gym, taking over the position from his mentor, Casey Leander. He is determined to put in his best as a gym leader to inspire and guide as many trainers as he can.
Youngjae's birthday falls on October 1.
When he was young, Jae used to be bullied a lot because he had a strange accent. Presently, his English still retains the barest hint of an accent, but rather than sounding distracting or unpleasant, it gives his vocal delivery a unique quality.
Even though Jae works at the Ironwood Gym, he’s not very fond of clubbing. No surprise there: he is selectively sociable, and doesn’t like crowded places.
The way Jae throws his Poké Balls gives him away as a former baseball player: he used to be a “submarine pitcher” and throws with an unusual underhand technique. The unique nature of the submarine pitch was what got him interested in baseball in the first place.
Jae is a good dancer, but he doesn’t like to perform on stage. When asked why, he simply says that he doesn’t like putting himself out there in front of complete strangers. On a related note, he likes being a radio DJ because he can reach out to his listeners from the privacy of the radio booth.
Presently, Jae hosts the morning drive-time show, The Brunch Club, with two other deejays. Their show is thus named because the three hosts tend to skip breakfast and instead go for brunch after they knock off.
Jae is also one of the rotating hosts for the weeknight slot. He alternates between two shows: Young Street is aimed at teenagers and young adults, while Minutes to Midnight targets working adults.
With the exception of his starter, Bouncer, Jae's Pokémon have names that reference K-pop groups, or are somehow related to K-pop artists.
Tara – T-ara
Clazzi – Clazziquai Project
Leadapple – LEDApple; now known as LedT
Bangtan – BTS (Bangtan Boys; now known as Beyond The Scene)
Rainia – portmanteau of Rainbow and BP RaNia
Angel – AOA (Ace of Angels)
Zea – ZE:A
Vichi – Davichi
Muse – Nine Muses
Neo – NCT (Neo Culture Technology)
Junior – Super Junior
Chaos – CHAOS
Shinhwa – Shinhwa
Tahiti – Tahiti
Ledt – LedT; formerly known as LEDApple
Fiestar – FIESTAR
Excelsis – VIXX (Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis)
Monsta – MONSTA X
Spica – Spica
Speed – Speed
Kara – KARA
Snuper – Snuper
*Ppiyak – Ppiyak is the name of a pet chick owned by Youngjae's playby, Wooyoung
Phantom – Phantom
Laysha – LAYSHA
*Kekemato – Kekemato is one of the bunny-like mascots of Korean boyband B.A.P
Noel – Noel
Turbo – Turbo
Jae's gym team Pokémon are named after South Korean rappers.
Cautious and shy, Bouncer likes to hide and observe the situation before her curiosity gets the better of her eventually. She is slow to warm up to strangers, but once she has taken a liking to someone, she reveals her sweet and affectionate side. Don’t be deceived by her bashful nature and adorable appearance though: Bouncer is one tough cookie and doesn’t back down from a fight when she starts one. During battles, she dodges attacks with her nimble footwork, and confuses her foes with misdirection and quick movements.
Ever since she evolved to a Lopunny, she has become more assertive and brave, though she's still as affectionate as before.
Bouncer is Jae’s first Pokémon, hatched from an egg gifted to him by his father’s friend. While Jae added a few other Pokémon to his team, Bouncer remained as his most dependable partner. When he left Hoenn, he chose to bring only Bouncer along, leaving the rest of his Pokémon with his family.
Bangtan is uncharacteristically quirky for a Lucario. While he possesses the species' signature tenacity and loyalty, he is also energetic and playful, much like an overgrown Riolu. As he has only evolved recently, he is still quite young and inexperienced and often looks to Jae for guidance. Just like his trainer, Bangtan also has very high expectations of himself, and becomes downcast from time to time when he thinks he's not good enough.
When Jae first came to Eden, he chose not to bring Bangtan with him as the latter was still a young Riolu, and he preferred to let Bangtan grow up in a more familiar and comfortable environment. During one of his recent trips back home, Bangtan evolved into a Lucario, and Jae decided the time was right for Bangtan to stay with him in Eden instead.
Moves: Laser Focus • Foresight • Quick Attack • Counter • Force Palm • Copycat • Screech • Reversal • Nasty Plot • Final Gambit • Extreme Speed • Dragon Pulse • Aura Sphere • Detect • Metal Claw • Power-Up Punch • Swords Dance • Metal Sound • Bone Rush • Quick Guard • Me First • Work Up • Calm Mind • Heal Pulse • Close Combat • Flash Cannon™ • Dark Pulse™ • Earthquake™ • Drain Punch [MT] • Water Pulse [MT] • Ice Punch [MT]
Vichi is no meek little sheep. Quite the contrary, in fact: she's independent, tenacious and knows what she wants. Analytical and patient, she tends to act cautiously rather than impulsively, and as such she can be slow to react to unexpected situations sometimes. Due to her protective nature, she has also quickly established herself as the 'mother' of the group, and watches carefully over the more reckless and impulsive ones.
Jae encountered Vichi by the roadside one evening, and helped her after she was showered with spores from a frightened Lilligant. Though she had been abandoned once, she was convinced that Jae would be a good trainer and joined his team.
Moves: Tackle • Growl • Thunder Wave • Thunder Shock • Cotton Spore • Charge • Take Down • Electro Ball • Confuse Ray • Power Gem • Discharge • Signal Beam • Light Screen • Thunder Punch • Fire Punch • Zap Cannon • Magnetic Flux • Ion Deluge • Dragon Pulse • Thunder • Rest™ • Sleep Talk™ • Focus Blast™ • Heal Bell [MT] • Magnet Rise [MT] • Thunderbolt [MT]
Tara's personality seems to suit a far larger Pokémon. Bold, assertive and strong-willed, she's not one who would compromise easily once she has made a decision or set her eyes on something she really wants. However, she can be quite easily startled, after which she becomes jittery, agitated, and prone to unleashing an electrified web at the source of distress.
Encountered in an abandoned doll factory in Ironwood City, Jae and Bouncer successfully convinced her to join them. Since then, Tara has fit easily and very naturally into her new family. She is often seen riding atop Jae's head, and she guards this 'throne' very fiercely.
Probably the most mischievous of Jae's Pokémon, Rainia is an incorrigible prankster and would constantly find ways to entertain herself at the expense of others. In particular, she likes to zip little seeds from across the room at other people with just enough force to irritate them, then fly away before they find out what (and who) hit them. Eventually everyone catches on, but that doesn't dissuade her at all from playing the same pranks. In particular, she loves to irritate Leadapple, who usually ignores her and keeps a straight face while little seeds bounce harmlessly off her armoured shell. Leadapple has flared up on rare occasions, but there was little she could do to the cheeky bird Pokémon.
While hosting a live event to promote tourism in the Alola region, one of the organisers offered to trade an iconic tropical Pokémon from Alola for one that was native to Eden. Though Pikipeks were also native to Eden, Jae accepted the trade nonetheless and took Rainia under his wing.
Muse is a sweet and affectionate little Pokémon, and usually follows those whom she likes all over the place. Oblivious and ditzy, she sometimes causes trouble unknowingly, but Jae finds it hard to get mad at her because of how innocent she is. Her personality varies slightly depending on the weather, and consequently she can be as fickle as the unpredictable weather. On sunny days she's more assertive, on rainy days she's more mellow, and when it's cold she becomes more aloof.
Jae received Muse as a gift from his brother, who's currently working as a Pokémon researcher.
Moves: Tackle • Water Gun • Ember • Powder Snow • Rain Dance • Sunny Day • Hail • Weather Ball • Thunder Wave™ • Shock Wave [MT]
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Last bred: 15 Apr, 2017
FERROSEED ■ MALE ■ IRON BARBS ■ BRONZE
In contrast to the irritable and grumpy Leadapple, Ledt is composed, rational, and generally more easygoing. They have their similarities, though: both of them tend to be silent and keep to themselves. Ledt can be fairly stubborn as well but he trusts Jae more as compared to Leadapple, and will ultimately listen to his trainer.
Due to Leadapple's rather unpredictable temperament (plus the fact that she holds grudges whenever she loses a fight), Jae opted to breed another Ferroseed for battling. Ledt's logical and stoic nature also makes him a tough opponent to face.
Innocent like a child and just as excitable, Fiestar sees each day as a new adventure full of surprises and endless possibilities waiting for her to discover. With her sunny disposition, she tends to look at the brighter side of things and cheers up those around her with her infectious optimism. But while she loves to play with her trainer and other Pokémon, she is rather accident prone and often hurts others around her unwittingly. Consequently, she's caught in a dilemma where she wishes to become closer to others, but hesitates because she fears that she would hurt them. Fortunately, Jae has had some experience raising spiky Pokémon, and does his best to help Fiestar overcome her insecurities.
Jae acquired Fiestar as an egg from a close friend.
Blessed with lightning-quick reflexes and an almost prescient situational awareness, Spica is a nimble fighter who is able to hold her own against larger and tougher opponents. On the downside, she's hyperactive and restless, often sneaking off on her own to "play" (or more accurately, roughhouse) other Pokémon. Coupled with her tendency to break out of her Poké Ball, she can be quite a handful sometimes.
Based on her personality, Jae believes that she will evolve into a Jolteon, though only time will tell if his wish will come true.
Embarrassingly for someone who specialises in normal-type Pokémon, Jae had never raised an Eevee prior to receiving Spica as a gift from a close friend. He's happy that one of the running gags in his life is finally over, though now all of his friends are saying that it would be hilarious if Spica evolved into something else other than a Jolteon.
Speed really lives up to his name: he's fleet-footed and quick-witted, and on the flip side he's impulsive and impatient. While he can be very vocal when he's bored or upset, he's fairly easy to please; a morning or evening run with his trainer (or any other form of physical exertion) is usually sufficient to make him happy.
Speed was traded from Jae's close friend from Hoenn who currently resides in Kalos.
Most people can't see beyond Kara's cutesy appearance, but there's a lot more to the Pachirisu other than her looks. She's a spunky and assertive girl who's perhaps a little too good at getting her way, be it with her irresistible charm or a jolt of electricity. She does have one fatal weakness: Junior. The Pachirisu utterly adores the shiny Emolga, and is utterly helpless in his presence. Unfortunately, it seems that her feelings aren't reciprocated (not yet at least), and she believes that Fiestar is standing between her and the Emolga of her dreams.
During a trip to Sinnoh, Jae was battling a wild Pokémon with Junior when Kara spotted them (or more correctly, mesmerised by the Emolga). Just as Junior delivered the knockout blow, she leapt out from the bushes and practically demanded Jae to capture her so she could be with Junior.
Phantom is utterly fascinated by electronics, and Jae's workplaces are full of specialised, high-end audiovisual and broadcasting equipment. While it used to randomly possess anything it comes across and unwittingly screw up the system, it has since learnt how some of the equipment works. The adrenaline rush from running a live show has rubbed off on Phantom, and it now assists Jae in his daily work at the gym and radio station.
For some inexplicable reason, Phantom is also attracted to Jae's kimchi fridge and regularly possesses it. Jae has had to repair and replace his kimchi fridge on multiple occasions.
Phantom's name is derived from the circumstances in which Jae met the Rotom. In the context of audio equipment, phantom power refers to the electric power that is required in order to operate certain equipment such as condenser microphones. Phantom surprised Jae when the microphone he was holding worked even though he hadn't turned on phantom power, leading to the discovery of the Rotom.
Spunky, energetic and tough, Kekemato sees herself as a righteous and courageous warrior who's on a mission to vanquish evil. She has many companions who regularly joins her on adventures to dangerous and faraway lands. On the other hand, Jae sees Keke as a spunky, energetic Pokémon who's always running around and playing with other Pokémon. Even though she can be very rowdy, she rarely gets herself into trouble, and even when she does, she's brave enough to admit her faults.
Kekemato ambushed Jae outside his house one day, probably attracted to the smell of the takeout that he had bought. She didn't seem to have a trainer, so he decided to adopt her.
"It's not a victory if you don't win in style; it's not a defeat if you lose with grace." Clazzi is all about style and flair. He's a natural performer: smooth, charming and confident, and he knows that and uses it to his advantage where possible. Consequently, many have dismissed him as a vain Pokémon who's all show and no substance, but in reality, Clazzi is probably the most serious and hardworking member of Jae's team.
Clazzi was traded from Jae's close friend from Hoenn who currently resides in Kalos.
Moves: Tackle • Sand Attack • Baby-Doll Eyes • Headbutt • Tail Whip • Bite • Odor Sleuth • Retaliate • Take Down • Charm • Sucker Punch • Cotton Guard • Rock Smash™ • Surf™ • Helping Hand [MT] • Zen Headbutt [MT]
Egg Moves: Mimic • Role Play • Captivate • Work Up • Refresh
"Is that some kind of lead apple?" A careless remark by one of Jae's colleagues unfortunately became a nickname that stuck a little too well, and to Jae's surprise the prickly Pokémon doesn't seem to mind this rather weird nickname. It's a huge mouthful, so Jae usually shortens it to Apple (even though it's awkward calling a durian-like thing an apple).
Grumpy, irritable and obstinate, Apple tends to keep to herself and avoid others who get on her nerves (which is pretty much everyone, and sometimes that includes even her trainer). She's impossibly stubborn, and unfortunately she's not very bright either, so she sometimes ends up frustrating herself and others around her with her poor decisions. Nonetheless, she gets along decently well with the rest of the gang, sans Clazzi; the Furfrou had battled and defeated her during their first meeting. Apple still bears a grudge and doesn't understand how she had lost to that arrogant fluffball.
If curiosity didn't kill the cat, it would most certainly kill Zea. This hyperactive Pokémon runs headlong towards everything and anything that he finds vaguely interesting, be it a blinking light, a tantalising fragrance, or another Pokémon. He loses interest just as quickly, however, and runs off again towards the next thing that catches his short-lived attention. The only occasion where Zea is actually serious and focused is during a battle, where he reveals an unexpectedly competitive streak.
Zea literally bumped into Jae in the Agave Desert after jumping out from behind a clump of sagebrush. He ran circles around a very confused Jae, and decided that this human was interesting enough to tag along with.
Extroverted and gregarious, Junior is the de facto mascot of Jae's team. He's perfect for the role: he's cool and suave, yet at the same time he projects a cute and innocent image. A natural performer who's not afraid to take the spotlight, Junior loves to wow those around him with his acrobatic stunts, and treats every battle as the perfect stage to showcase his moves.
Jae encountered a very young and lost Junior in the wild; he could not bear to leave the Emolga to fend for himself, so he brought him home and raised him.
Snuper is without a doubt the most clingy and needy of Jae's Pokémon, even more so than Angel. Most people won't be able to guess: on the surface he's a jolly and playful Azurill, always merrily bouncing on his tail and having fun. But he has separation anxiety and always demands to tag along wherever Jae goes. For some reason he also refused to evolve, and Jae is still trying to figure that out.
Considering how they met, Jae isn't surprised that Snuper is so clingy. The little Azurill was abandoned shortly after hatching, and was sent to an adoption centre. After Jae learnt about Snuper's story, he couldn't bear to leave the polka dot Pokémon behind and decided to take care of him instead.
Moves: Splash • Water Gun • Tail Whip • Water Sport • Bubble • Charm • Helping Hand • Bubble Beam • Slam • Bounce • Ice Beam™ • Waterfall™ • Body Slam [MT] • Knock Off [MT]
Egg Moves: Copycat • Sing
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Last bred: [nil]
Herdier ■ MALE ■ Scrappy ■ Silver
Moves: Leer • Tackle • Odor Sleuth • Bite • Baby-Doll Eyes • Helping Hand • Work Up • Roar • Reversal • Take Down • Crunch • Retaliate • Play Rough • Protect™ • Dig™
Egg Moves: Charm • Endure • Pursuit • Sand Attack • Yawn
It is said that sword Pokémon pick their trainers and only follow and obey those who have won their respect. Whether this holds true or not for Excelsis, Jae is not sure, because the Aegislash seems to have absolutely no respect for him. She prods him impatiently whenever she's unhappy with him, and doesn't listen to him during battles. However, she is extremely protective of Jae and picks fights with those whom she perceives to be threatening to him, as though she is the only one who is allowed to bully Jae.
Jae first met Excelsis in the wilderness when she was still a Honedge; since Honedges are not native to Eden, he suspects that either she was abandoned by a frustrated former trainer, or she escaped on her own. She had tailed him for a considerable distance before confronting him directly and challenging him to a battle. He barely won, but at that moment she seemed satisfied enough with the outcome of the battle to join him.
Moves: Tackle • Swords Dance • Fury Cutter • Metal Sound • Pursuit • Autotomize • Shadow Sneak • Aerial Ace • Iron Defence • Power Trick • Retaliate • Slash • Night Slash • Iron Head • Sacred Sword • Toxic™ • Rock Slide™ • Shadow Claw™ • Block [MT] • Spite [MT] • Shock Wave [MT]
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☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Last bred: [nil]
Thanks Sev for helping me breed a Honedge~!
LANTURN ■ FEMALE ■ VOLT ABSORB ■ GOLD
Strong-willed and powerful, Laysha is a fighter through and through. Not only that, she's able to remain calm even in stressful situations, allowing her to outsmart her opponents in battle. Against an equally wily opponent, her dogged determination gives her an edge in a long drawn out competition of endurance. After all, she used to be a wild Pokémon that lived in the dark and treacherous depths of the ocean, and she has seen enough such that little can faze her.
Jae encountered Laysha during a fishing trip in Potpourri Harbour. The Lanturn put up a fierce fight and even shocked him with a burst of electricity, but Jae still managed to capture her.
Moves: Stockpile • Swallow • Spit Up • Eerie Impulse • Bubble • Supersonic • Thunder Wave • Electro Ball • Water Gun • Confuse Ray • Bubble Beam • Spark • Signal Beam • Flail • Discharge • Take Down • Aqua Ring • Hydro Pump • Ion Deluge • Charge • Rain Dance™ • Thunder™ • Protect™ • Ice Beam [MT] • Heal Bell [MT] • Bounce [MT]
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☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Last bred: [nil]
METAGROSS ■ GENDERLESS ■ CLEAR BODY ■ GOLD
Monsta is a rampaging engine of destruction. Highly aggressive and always up for a fight, it perceives even the most innocent of interactions as provocations. Eventually Jae managed to figure out that Monsta is simply overprotective of everyone it cares for, and now knows how to rein in its aggression. Nonetheless, even when Monsta is not in a hostile or unfamiliar environment, it still tends to keep a wary eye out for any signs of danger.
After a failed attempt to find a Bronzor in Hinoki Village, Jae went to to Sinnoh to find more steel-type Pokémon to add to his team. He had encountered a couple of Beldums and was about to capture one of them when a shiny Beldum appeared from out of nowhere and tried to tackle him, forcing Jae to battle it. Midway through the battle the shiny Beldum evolved and almost defeated Jae, but he prevailed eventually and captured the it.
Moves: Take Down • Confusion • Metal Claw • Magnet Rise • Pursuit • Bullet Punch • Miracle Eye • Zen Headbutt • Scary Face • Psychic • Agility • Meteor Mash • Iron Defence • Hammer Arm • Protect™ • Sandstorm™ • Earthquake™ • Thunder Punch [MT] • Ice Punch [MT] • Signal Beam [MT]
Very quiet and reserved, Angel tends to fade into the background whenever she can, and avoids drawing attention towards herself as much as possible. Her lonely nature leads her to be quite eager to please, and Jae sometimes has a hard time trying to figure out what she likes and what she does in an attempt to endear herself to him.
Like all other Mimikyu, Angel is extremely protective of her disguise. As such, she dislikes battling and only fights if she feels threatened, or if anyone provokes Jae. In battle, she reveals her spiteful side (she is after all a ghost-type Pokémon), especially if her disguise was damaged. Jae thinks it might be good to try out Pokémon coordinating as an outlet for her restless energy.
During a holiday trip to Alola, Jae encountered what he thought was a Pikachu. As it turned out, it was a lonely Mimikyu, exceedingly shy and frightened, but longed for company. It took Jae quite a while to convince her to come out of hiding, and an even longer time to get her to join his team. Angel is still a little shy (and still doesn't like strangers), but she's slowly becoming more affectionate towards her team and less distrustful of strangers.
Fickle and playful, Neo is motivated only by one thing: fun. If it's not fun, he's not interested and he'll wander elsewhere to entertain himself. And just like his mother, Neo has absolutely no respect for boundaries and happily invades the personal spaces of others, especially if he wants to snuggle.
Neo is the offspring of Jae's Delcatty, whom he had left behind in Hoenn with his family. The Delcatty produced an egg, and Jae's brother sent it over to him. After incubating it carefully for a while, the egg hatched and Neo was born.
Contrary to what its name might suggest, Chaos is actually a very well-behaved and gentle Pokémon. From time to time it reveals its cheeky side by impersonating other Pokémon for a bit of harmless fun, but otherwise it doesn't cause Jae much trouble. Nonetheless, it is very much capable of causing loads of trouble and chaos, as its original trainer learnt the hard way.
Chaos originally belonged to a breeder whom Jae knew; for some reason it did not like its trainer one bit. When Jae met Chaos for the first time, Ditto seemed to take a liking to him, and Jae's friend decided that it would be a good idea to trade it for one of Jae's Pokémon.
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Last bred: 28 Nov, 2017
ALOLAN VULPIX ■ MALE ■ SNOW WARNING ■ BRONZE
As expected of an ice-type Pokémon, Shinhwa is cold and distant. The dignified and elegant fox Pokémon seems to believe that he is superior to others around him, and absolutely refuses to dirty his paws or do anything that he believes is beneath him. However, perhaps due to his young age and inexperience, he does not tolerate being slighted, and will lash out violently against any transgressors. Jae believes that, in time to come, Shinhwa will learn to control himself better.
Despite his loner tendencies, Shinhwa is extremely close to Tahiti, a fellow fox Pokémon and the other half of the "yin-yang duo". And while he looks down on most of Jae's Pokémon, he is terrified of his steel-type Pokémon, in particular Leadapple.
After emceeing at a Pokémon adoption drive, Jae received two eggs as tokens of appreciation from the organiser. After incubating the eggs carefully, Shinhwa hatched, and later that day, Tahiti hatched as well. As such, Shinhwa sees Tahiti as his younger sibling and always looks out for her.
Thanks Sev for helping me breed an Alolan Vulpix~!
ZORUA ■ FEMALE ■ ILLUSION ■ BRONZE
The other half of the "yin-yang duo", Tahiti is charming and sweet, as opposed to the aloof Shinhwa. Her playful nature endears her easily to others, but like most others of her species, she is wary of strangers, and is selectively sociable.
After emceeing at a Pokémon adoption drive, Jae received two eggs as tokens of appreciation from the organiser. After incubating the eggs carefully, Shinhwa hatched, and later that day, Tahiti hatched as well. As such, Tahiti loves and respects Shinhwa as her elder sibling.
Energetic, loud and bold, Ppiyak is often heard before he's seen (that is, if he's not hiding behind something waiting to ambush or scare someone else). He can be very cheeky and playful and get into trouble sometimes, but he doesn't mean any harm. The gregarious Pokémon also has what is essentially the opposite of trust issues: he's too naive and blindly trusts just about anyone, so Jae has to keep an eye on him sometimes.
Jae adopted Ppiyak from the Sycamore Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation centre run by Aria Wolfe. Having taken care of his brother's Torchic during his brother's absence, he always wanted to raise a Torchic of his own. So when he chanced upon the opportunity to adopt Ppiyak, he seized it immediately.
Moves: Scratch • Growl • Ember • Sand Attack • Peck • Fire Spin • Quick Attack • Focus Energy • Mirror Move • Hidden Power (Grass)™ • Low Kick [MT]
Self-assured and perhaps even a little cocky, Elly is one competitive Pokémon who doesn't back down from a fight when provoked. In battle, her natural grace and agility helps her avoid attacks, infuriating her opponents while slowly whittling them down.
Kassy lives by Occam's Razor, and always goes for the simplest and most direct option available to her. While this might make her seem predictable, she occasionally surprises those around her by coming up with an unexpectedly elegant solution that had eluded everyone.
Zico is a fearless and valiant battler, confidently wading into a fight and using his strength to intimidate and overwhelm his opponent. But don't mistake him as a reckless brawler: his strategy is well thought out and his moves carefully calculated.
Moves: Scratch • Leer • Fury Cutter • Torment • Feint Attack • Scary Face • Metal Claw • Assurance • Metal Sound • Embargo • Iron Defence • Swords Dance • Aerial Ace™ • Dual Chop [MT]
gym team: silver
EMOLGA ■ MALE ■ STATIC ■ SILVER
Calm, unflappable and aloof, Suga gives off a certain cool and rebellious vibe. He keeps to himself and does as he pleases, and doesn't care much about what others think or say of him. Despite his usually distant and introverted nature, he has a very sweet and affectionate side that he only reveals to the privileged few whom he opened up to.
Truedy is a terrifying battler: she dashes headlong into battle and strikes with wild abandon, heedless of the danger she puts herself in. Her high-risk, high-reward fighting style unnerves and pressurises her opponents into making mistakes, which she gleefully exploits.
Carefree and highly adaptable, Ash eschews careful planning and strategising, preferring to simply wing it and do as the the situation demands. The wildcard of the team delights in confounding her adversaries with a wide variety of unpredictable tactics. Outside of battle, she is surprisingly gentle and protective of those around her, especially the younger and weaker Pokémon in Jae's team.
Moves: Leer • Peck • Sand Attack • Metal Claw • Air Cutter • Fury Attack • Feint • Swift • Spikes • Agility • Steel Wing • Slash • Metal Sound • Air Slash • Autotomize • Night Slash • Roar™ • Roost™ • Stealth Rock [MT] • Rock Slide [MT]
gym team: gold
ELECTIVIRE ■ FEMALE ■ MOTOR DRIVE ■ GOLD
C.L. may not be the most physically imposing member of Jae's team (that honour goes to Tablo), but she definitely has one hell of an attitude and personality. The most badass member of Jae's team, she is strong-willed, fiercely independent, and let's nobody boss her around. It took Jae a considerable amount of time to win her respect, but when he finally did so, she placed her complete trust in him.
Despite his ferocious appearance and destructive potential, Tempo is a gentle giant who only raises his voice in battle. He is relaxed and easygoing, and can usually be found sleeping in a secluded corner. However, when he gets rudely awakened from his sleep, he flies into a terrible rage from which few can calm him down.
The observant and analytical Tablo believes that it is one of the strongest members of Jae's team. Not that it is arrogant; the Metagross sees it as a logical deduction, given the astounding intellect and physical prowess that it possesses. It swiftly assesses every situation and calculates the odds of each and every possible outcome before going with the best option. Nonetheless, after being with Jae for so long, it has learnt to trust Jae's judgement. After all, there's always a chance that something unexpected crops up, and even the most dubious course of action might turn out to be the best.
Moves: Hammer Arm • Confusion • Metal Claw • Magnet Rise • Take Down • Pursuit • Bullet Punch • Miracle Eye • Zen Headbutt • Scary Face • Psychic • Agility • Meteor Mash • Iron Defence • Earthquake™ • Shadow Ball™ • Telekinesis™ • Dynamic Punch [MT] • Thunder Punch [MT] • Signal Beam [MT]