So I completely overhauled my whole application since I got to the next stage of the
Here is the old one for reference (oh god kill it with fire) [link]
Name: Ilsa Larkin (Charachter sketches and refs: [link]
Personality:Ambitious, Inquisitive and Confident. Passionate about Pokemon. Takes pride in her independance of family, or anyone for that matter. Generally open and friendly but prefers the company of her pokemon and can be selfish at times. Competitive, and tends to get frustrated and hot-headed when losing but is not a sore loser and eventually accepts defeat if needs be.
Brief History: Born and raised in Opelucid City in Unova, Ilsa was raised with a respect and love for the natural world, pokemon and dragons. She is the youngest of three brothers so she has picked up many boyish habits. She isn't afraid to get her hand's dirty. At age ten, while her friends began to become pokemon trainers, dragon tamers, farmers, rangers ect, She stayed at school and at eighteen she couldn't wait to leave the sleepy rural dragon town to study her passion, Pokemon Biology at Celadon University. It is her dream to become a Pokemon proffessor. Though she won't admit it, the urban life of collage was overwhelming, and she is a rural girl at heart, so she took a gap year to travel around the pokemon world. She was naturally drawn to the Landon faction of Saros as it helped to ease her homesickness. Her natural competitiveness made her postpone her travels to join the tournament. She loves battling, but is also excited to see the huge variety of Pokemon, so don't be alarmed if she starts taking notes on your partner during a fight!
Name: Sphyrna (The scientific name for a Hammerhead shark)
Ability: Sand Veil
Moveset: -Dragon Claw -Earthquake -Flamethrower -Outrage
Misc: As a Gible, Sphyrna was captured after it was caught raiding Ilsa's camp for her shoes near Wayward cave in Sinnoh, where Ilsa was travelling at the time. It was a wild, hyperactive and a vicious little pokemon but very powerful. It was very mischievous and had a habit of stealing everybody's left shoe. Despite it's wild nature it was relatively obedient to Ilsa, especially in battle. as she gave it attention and didn't seem to mind the bites. It also made very close friends with the newest addition to the team, Blondie the Arcanine. After traveling with her through the Saros region, it soon evolved ( [link]
) calming him down somewhat, though he is still a batshit insane little raptor at heart and has gained a new habit of spontaneously screeching in public to frighten unsuspecting victims, further strengthening Fleur and Nessie's hate for the dragon.
Characteristic: Thoroughly Cunning
Moveset: -Glare -Leech Seed -Giga Drain -Hidden Power(rock)
Misc: Ilsa recieved Fleur as a Snivy on her tenth birthday for her starter Pokemon. Ever since the two have been inseperable. Fleur is cool, calm and reserved and is usually found around Ilsa's shoulders. She can be at times, quite protective of Ilsa. The two share a very close bond, are best friends and do not like to be separated for too long. Fleur detests her pokeball. In battle, her dignified and quiet temperment change and she becomes as competitive as her partner and somewhat fierce. She enjoys the company of Nessie but despises Sphyrna.
Species: Gyarados (red) (Sketch of updated design [link]
Characteristic: Likes to fight
Moveset: -Dragon Dance -Bounce -Waterfall -Ice Fang
Misc: Nessie was caught as a Magikarp from a pond in Celadon University campus. Ilsa was impressed and also amused when she noticed the little fish splashing about, desperately trying to join in a nearby Pokemon Battle. She admired it's spirit and captured it. She trained the little fish so that it could achieve it's dream of wining a battle.. but Alas, it was a magikarp. During a losing battle, the magikarp evolved prematurely out of sheer determination, keeping it's red colouration and becoming a powerhouse on the battlefield. Despite her newfound power, Nessie remains loyal to Ilsa, as she had faith in Ness' when it was just a little splashing Magikarp. Nessie gets on well with Fleur but hates Sphyrna.
Characteristic: Highly Curious
Ability: Flash Fire
Moveset: -Flamethrower -Crunch - Wild charge -Outrage
Misc: the latest addition to the team, caught on the plains of Cita Erbonde (story of capture here [link]
) This Arcanine is a very friendly and warm natured pokemon. She is still a Growlithe deep down however and needs lots of cuddles and attention :3 (but not baths) and is always in an ecstatic mood. She is very loyal to Ilsa and is very powerful despite her age, yet she is inexperienced in battle. Most of the time the thinks Pokemon battles are just a big game. She gets on excellently with Sphyrna, and burns off loads of energy by running about and play fighting with him. She is naiive and very inquisitive and often gets into trouble this way.
Characteristic: Good Endurance
Moveset: -Dragon Tail -Roost
-Fire blast - Dragon Claw
Misc: The Larkin family have always been Dragon Trainers. Their Ancestors emigrated to Unova from Hoenn Centuries ago, bringing with them a strange egg. when the Larkins passed through the village of dragons (modern day Opelucid) the egg hatched and Jupiter was born. The Larkins have been in Opelucid ever since, with Jupiter, loyally protecting his family.
He had most recently been trained by Arthur Larkin, Ilsa's Eldest brother. However, Ilsa managed to convince him to send Jupiter to Ladon. Her competitiveness has been increasing with each passing round, and though Jupiter may be in his old age, he is still a very powerful pokemon, and Ilsa thought he may give her the upper hand. She is very close to Jupiter, she grew up with him, the dragon had been a grandfather like figure, always keeping her out of trouble. However, Jupiter still sees her as this child and as a result does not listen to her in battle, preferring to do things his own way. He is an ancient creature, wise and strong. Despite this, he is also grumpy, lazy, stubborn, and has a terrible wrath if provoked continuously, or if a Larkin is threatened.