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Topic Started: Jan 27 2008, 05:16 PM (454 Views)
Jan 27 2008, 05:16 PM
- January 23, 2008
- Vigilante (Wanderer)
[size=7] Training [/size]
Pokemon can learn moves in four different ways. The first is through breeding, the egg moves. The second is through the use of TMs. The third is simply by leveling up. The fourth option is for the trainer to teach a Pokemon a move through role play. A Pokemon can be taught any move in their “Level Up” list, or any move available in their “TM” list. Egg moves can not be taught. Specific genes must be passed down from the father into the child-Pokemon for the Pokemon to be able to use specific egg moves. Thus if the Pokemon does not already know the egg move when captured, it can not be taught it through RP means.
Teaching moves through the use of roleplaying is not an easy thing to do. It is an involved process that, depending on the move you are trying to teach, may take multiple posts, and multiple attempts at successfully completing the move. No Pokemon will learn a move on the first try. Nobody’s perfect after all! The best way to try and teach a move is to do so in stages. Break the move down into simpler parts, and teach each part to the Pokemon in stages.
Here’s an example. Sally is trying to teach Poochyena how to use Sand-attack:
“Okay Poochyena” Sally said, kneeling down to look Poochyena in the eye. “We’re going to try and to learn Sand-Attack. The basic mechanics of the move are thus: you want to use your paws to dig up sand from the ground, and fling it in the direction of your opponent. Its sort of like digging, only flicking the extra dirt at somebody, instead of letting it fly about willy-nilly. Let’s start by practicing digging.”
Sally stood up and backed up a little, “Watch me first Poochyena. I’m going to kick up some dirt with my feet alright?” With that Sally began to shuffle her feet back and forth, digging her toe into the soil and then flicking her heel back, causing the dirt to fling out back behind her.
“See? Now you try. Don’t worry about aiming just yet just practice the flicking motion of getting sand up into the air.”
Poochyena was watching his trainer closely, and when it was his turn, he gave a small bark of understand. Glancing down at the ground, he prepared to do as Sally asked.
Notice how the post stopped before Poochyena actually tried to do the move. In your training post, you can have your character explain as much as you want about the move, and give as many examples of the move being done, either with using character (as Sally did) or using a different Pokemon who already knows the desired move (or something close to it). But you can not describe the actual attempt of doing the move. That is for a mod or an administrator to decide. When your journey is updated, the mod/admin will describe the attempt and how successful it was, and you can continue on from there. The better the post and the better the rping, the more successful the attempts will be.
There are many different techniques one can use to try and teach a Pokemon a move. Be creative! See what helps! Just be careful not to godmod.
For succesfully teaching a move, a Keeper gains .5 Exp, and the Pokemon that learned the move gains .25 Exp.
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