professor's laboratorygetting started on hoenn
GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED ON HOENN
SITE RULES & INFAMY SYSTEM
welcome to hoenn!hoenn is a faction-based pokemon animanga site. based on the eponymous region of hoenn of the pokemon series, this site aims to provide a roleplay experience that doubles as a love letter to the franchise. however, extensive knowledge of pokemon is not necessary for this site, nor is a deep investment in the site-wide conflict between the villainous organization, team rocket, and the government body of hoenn, the league.
for those unfamiliar to pokemon or wary of faction-based roleplay, it is perfectly fine to roleplay slice-of-life or pokemonless threads within this setting. for this reason, hoenn holds events that cater to a wide variety of roleplay styles.
examples of previous events or activities are site-wide raids, rocket invasions, roleplay prompt bingo, vrmmorpg events, pokemon contests, mascot competitions, and more. frankly speaking, this site's events dabble into a variety of genres to keep things interesting and fresh, while also progressing the site's narrative in ways that may be non-invasive to your personal plots.
character creationon hoenn, you must make an account for each character that you create. in other words, this site does not use ooc accounts. in addition, the @tag name for your character is entirely up to you, but most players opt for their character's first name. if there is a tag you'd like that is taken by an old inactive character, please let staff know and they can delete the account for you!
next, go through the links on the lefthand side under "character creation" to develop your character. the application is mostly freeform with no required history; however, it is important to follow the starter pokemon point buy system should you desire pokemon on your character.
after creating your character, please post in moderation requests to be swiftly accepted. as a note, staff prioritize character application acceptances over other requests. lastly, character applications are left unlocked for you to edit at any time. drastic changes to your characters must be approved by staff.
once accepted, please post in the face claims and member directory threads!
how do i begin?this section will outline ways to help you start your character's hoenn journey, including suggestions on how to spend your first 50 pokedollars! ensure that you have read the site rules and infamy system thread before embarking on your journey. please note that upon acceptance, your character will be rewarded 50 pokedollars and 5 pokeballs to use in whatever way they wish.
1introduce yourself in the hello/bye board, or join our discord! you do not need to join our discord to participate on this site. although announcements will be posted on the discord server, all information or notices will be on the physical site in some capacity.
2in the site shop, spend your 50 pokedollars on a gachapon ticket that will randomly roll you three pokemon! however, you must first make a gachapon thread in the gachapon board.
3in the site shop, spend your 50 pokedollars on a safari zone ticket to make a safari thread in the safari zone board. the safari selections change almost every month, so check if there are any pokemon that fit your fancy!
4create your first solo wild thread, where you will be spawned three pokemon. however, choose the location wisely, for each location contains specific pokemon types.
5create your pc, a plotter, and an infamy file. please note that a pc is required, but a plotter and infamy file is not. feel free to use specific templates, or to go templateless!
6create or join an open thread. a list of open threads is on discord, but you may also peruse the open threads list. suggestions for creating open threads are a duo wild thread, social thread, or a mission thread.
7create a trainer card for your character (optional).
if you ever have any questions or require any additional support in your first steps here, please let staff know! we will be more than willing to accommodate and help you, especially if you are new to pokemon roleplay.
pokemon resourcesfor pokemon related resources, we heavily recommend the sites linked on the left. we often use serebii's sprites and bulbapedia's pokemon information. however, feel free to pick your favorites.
as a reminder, we are currently using both generation 7 (ultra sun and moon) and generation 8 (sword and shield) data.